SEC Form 3
FORM 3 UNITED STATES SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, D.C. 20549

INITIAL STATEMENT OF BENEFICIAL OWNERSHIP OF SECURITIES

Filed pursuant to Section 16(a) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934
or Section 30(h) of the Investment Company Act of 1940
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1. Name and Address of Reporting Person*
BARINGTON CAPITAL GROUP, L.P.

(Last) (First) (Middle)
888 SEVENTH AVENUE, 17TH FLOOR

(Street)
NEW YORK NY 10019

(City) (State) (Zip)
2. Date of Event Requiring Statement (Month/Day/Year)
11/24/2021
3. Issuer Name and Ticker or Trading Symbol
EASTERN CO [ EML ]
4. Relationship of Reporting Person(s) to Issuer
(Check all applicable)
X Director X 10% Owner
Officer (give title below) Other (specify below)
5. If Amendment, Date of Original Filed (Month/Day/Year)
6. Individual or Joint/Group Filing (Check Applicable Line)
Form filed by One Reporting Person
X Form filed by More than One Reporting Person
Table I - Non-Derivative Securities Beneficially Owned
1. Title of Security (Instr. 4) 2. Amount of Securities Beneficially Owned (Instr. 4) 3. Ownership Form: Direct (D) or Indirect (I) (Instr. 5) 4. Nature of Indirect Beneficial Ownership (Instr. 5)
Common Stock, no par value 645,702 I See footnotes(1)(2)(3)
Table II - Derivative Securities Beneficially Owned
(e.g., puts, calls, warrants, options, convertible securities)
1. Title of Derivative Security (Instr. 4) 2. Date Exercisable and Expiration Date (Month/Day/Year) 3. Title and Amount of Securities Underlying Derivative Security (Instr. 4) 4. Conversion or Exercise Price of Derivative Security 5. Ownership Form: Direct (D) or Indirect (I) (Instr. 5) 6. Nature of Indirect Beneficial Ownership (Instr. 5)
Date Exercisable Expiration Date Title Amount or Number of Shares
1. Name and Address of Reporting Person*
BARINGTON CAPITAL GROUP, L.P.

(Last) (First) (Middle)
888 SEVENTH AVENUE, 17TH FLOOR

(Street)
NEW YORK NY 10019

(City) (State) (Zip)
1. Name and Address of Reporting Person*
BARINGTON COMPANIES EQUITY PARTNERS L P

(Last) (First) (Middle)
888 SEVENTH AVENUE, 17TH FLOOR

(Street)
NEW YORK NY 10019

(City) (State) (Zip)
1. Name and Address of Reporting Person*
Barington Companies Investors, LLC

(Last) (First) (Middle)
C/O BARINGTON CAPITAL GROUP, L.P.
888 SEVENTH AVENUE, 17TH FLOOR

(Street)
NEW YORK NY 10019

(City) (State) (Zip)
1. Name and Address of Reporting Person*
MITAROTONDA JAMES A

(Last) (First) (Middle)
C/O BARINGTON CAPITAL GROUP, L.P.
888 SEVENTH AVENUE, 17TH FLOOR

(Street)
NEW YORK NY 10019

(City) (State) (Zip)
Explanation of Responses:
1. This Form 3 is being filed by Barington Capital Group, L.P. (the "Advisor") on behalf of itself and Barington Companies Equity Partners, L.P., Barington Companies Investors, LLC, LNA Capital Corp. and James A. Mitarotonda, (together with the "Advisor", the "Reporting Persons"). As the general partner of Barington Companies Equity Partners, L.P., Barington Companies Investors, LLC may be deemed to beneficially own the 627,768 shares of Common Stock beneficially owned by Barington Companies Equity Partners, L.P. As the majority member of Barington Companies Investors, LLC, Barington Capital Group, L.P. may be deemed to beneficially own the 627,768 shares of Common Stock beneficially owned by Barington Companies Equity Partners, L.P.
2. (Footnote 1 continued). As the general partner of Barington Capital Group, L.P., LNA Capital Corp. may be deemed to beneficially own the 627,768 shares of Common Stock beneficially owned by Barington Companies Equity Partners, L.P. As the sole stockholder and director of LNA Capital Corp., James A. Mitarotonda may be deemed to beneficially own the 627,768 shares of Common Stock beneficially owned by Barington Companies Equity Partners, L.P. Mr. Mitarotonda is also individually the beneficial owner of 17,934 shares of Common Stock granted to him under The Eastern Company's Directors Fee Program.
3. This amount reflects the amount of securities held by the Reporting Persons immediately following the transaction requiring the filing of this statement. In accordance with Instruction 5(b)(iv) of Form 3, the entire amount of the Issuer's securities held by Reporting Persons is reported herein. Each of the Reporting Parties, disclaims, for purposes of Section 16 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, beneficial ownership of such securities, except to the extent of his/its indirect pecuniary interest therein, and this report shall not be deemed an admission that any of the Reporting Parties are the beneficial owner of such securities for purposes of Section 16 or for any other purposes.
BARINGTON CAPITAL GROUP, L.P. By: LNA Capital Corp., its general partner By: /s/ James A. Mitarotonda, President and CEO 12/06/2021
BARINGTON COMPANIES EQUITY PARTNERS, L.P. By: Barington Companies Investors, LLC, its general partner By: /s/ James A. Mitarotonda, Managing Member 12/06/2021
BARINGTON COMPANIES INVESTORS, LLC By: /s/ James A. Mitarotonda, Managing Member 12/06/2021
JAMES A. MITAROTONDA By: /s/ James A. Mitarotonda 12/06/2021
** Signature of Reporting Person Date
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