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UNITED STATES
SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, D.C. 20549
FORM 8-K

CURRENT REPORT
Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of The Securities Exchange Act of 1934

January 28, 2021
Date of Report (date of earliest event reported)

APPLIED INDUSTRIAL TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
Ohio
1-2299
34-0117420
(State or other jurisdiction of incorporation or organization)
(Commission File Number)
(I.R.S. Employer Identification No.)
One Applied Plaza
Cleveland
Ohio
44115
(Address of Principal Executive Offices)
(Zip Code)
(216) 426-4000
Registrant's telephone number, including area code

Check the appropriate box below if the Form 8-K filing is intended to simultaneously satisfy the filing obligation of the registrant under any of the following provisions (see General Instruction A.2. below):

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Securities registered pursuant to Section 12(b) of the Act:
Title of each classTrading Symbol(s)Name of each exchange on which registered
Common Stock, without par valueAITNew York Stock Exchange

Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is an emerging growth company as defined in Rule 405 of the Securities Act of 1933 (§230.405 of this chapter) or Rule 12b-2 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (§240.12b-2 of this chapter).

Emerging growth company

If an emerging growth company, indicate by check mark if the registrant has elected not to use the extended transition period for complying with any new or revised financial accounting standards provided pursuant to Section 13(a) of the Exchange Act.
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ITEM 2.02.     RESULTS OF OPERATIONS AND FINANCIAL CONDITION.

    On January 28, 2021, Applied Industrial Technologies, Inc. (“Applied”) issued a press release related to its earnings for the fiscal year 2021 second quarter ended December 31, 2020. The release is attached as Exhibit 99.1 to this Report on Form 8-K.

    The information in this Report on Form 8-K, including the Exhibit, is being furnished and shall not be deemed “filed” for purposes of Section 18 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (the “Exchange Act”) or otherwise subject to the liabilities of that section, nor shall it be deemed incorporated by reference in any filing under the Securities Act of 1933 or the Exchange Act.



ITEM 9.01     FINANCIAL STATEMENTS AND EXHIBITS

(d)    Exhibits.    
            
Exhibit 99.1 - Press release of Applied Industrial Technologies, Inc. dated January 28, 2021.

SIGNATURE

Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the Registrant has duly caused this Report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned, thereunto duly authorized.

APPLIED INDUSTRIAL TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
(Registrant)
By: /s/ Fred D. Bauer
Fred D. Bauer, Vice President-General Counsel & Secretary
Date: January 28, 2021





EXHIBIT INDEX


Exhibit No.    Description

99.1        The following exhibit is furnished with this Report on Form 8-K: Earnings release of Applied Industrial Technologies, Inc. dated January 28, 2021.