0000355811-19-000043.txt : 20191223 0000355811-19-000043.hdr.sgml : 20191223 20191223083742 ACCESSION NUMBER: 0000355811-19-000043 CONFORMED SUBMISSION TYPE: 8-K PUBLIC DOCUMENT COUNT: 1 CONFORMED PERIOD OF REPORT: 20191220 ITEM INFORMATION: Other Events FILED AS OF DATE: 20191223 DATE AS OF CHANGE: 20191223 FILER: COMPANY DATA: COMPANY CONFORMED NAME: GENTEX CORP CENTRAL INDEX KEY: 0000355811 STANDARD INDUSTRIAL CLASSIFICATION: MOTOR VEHICLE PARTS & ACCESSORIES [3714] IRS NUMBER: 382030505 STATE OF INCORPORATION: MI FISCAL YEAR END: 1231 FILING VALUES: FORM TYPE: 8-K SEC ACT: 1934 Act SEC FILE NUMBER: 000-10235 FILM NUMBER: 191303512 BUSINESS ADDRESS: STREET 1: 600 N CENTENNIAL ST CITY: ZEELAND STATE: MI ZIP: 49464 BUSINESS PHONE: 6167721800 MAIL ADDRESS: STREET 1: 600 N CENTENNIAL STREET CITY: ZEELAND STATE: MI ZIP: 49464 8-K 1 rule10b5-1x122320198k.htm 8-K Document

UNITED STATES
SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, DC 20549


FORM 8-K

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

Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported): December 20, 2019

GENTEX CORPORATION
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)

Michigan
0-1023538-2030505
(State or other jurisdiction
of incorporation)
(Commission
File Number)
(IRS Employer
Identification No.)
600 North Centennial Street
Zeeland, Michigan

49464
(Address of principal executive offices)(Zip Code)

Registrant's telephone number, including area code: (616) 772-1800
_____________________________________________________________
(Former name or former address, if changed since last report.)

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, par value $.06 per shareGNTXNASDAQ Global Select Market

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 o

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.  o






Section 8.  Other Events

         Item 8.01 Other Events

On December 20, 2019, Steve Downing, President and Chief Executive Officer of Gentex Corporation (“Company”), entered into a stock trading plan in accordance with Rule 10b5-1 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 providing for a third-party broker to sell shares of common stock of the Company that Mr. Downing may acquire upon the vesting of the 6,000 restricted shares of common stock awarded to Mr. Downing on September 30, 2015, which vesting is anticipated to  occur on September 30, 2020, and in respect to 16,200 and 7,500 shares of common stock issuable upon exercise of stock options awarded to Mr. Downing in 2013 and 2014, respectively. Options will be exercised and/or shares will be sold under the stock trading plan on the open market over the period of time and according to the other parameters set forth under the stock trading plan. The stock trading plan terminates on October 9, 2020.

On December 20, 2019, Kevin Nash, Vice President of Finance and Chief Financial Officer of the Company, entered into a stock trading plan in accordance with Rule 10b5-1 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 providing for a third-party broker to sell shares of common stock of the Company that Mr. Nash may acquire upon the vesting of the 3,000 restricted shares of common stock awarded to Mr. Nash on September 30, 2015, which vesting is anticipated to occur on September 30, 2020. The shares will be sold under the stock trading plan on the open market over the period of time and according to the other parameters set forth under the stock trading plan. The stock trading plan terminates on October 9, 2020.

On December 20, 2019, Matt Chiodo, Vice President of Sales of the Company, entered into a stock trading plan in accordance with Rule 10b5-1 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 providing for a third-party broker to sell 5,000 shares of common stock of the Company that are issuable upon exercise of stock options awarded to Mr. Chiodo in 2016. Options will be exercised under the stock trading plan on the open market over the period of time and according to the other parameters set forth under the stock trading plan. The stock trading plan terminates on August 28, 2020.

Rule 10b5-1 trading plans are permitted under the Company’s insider trading policy and other policies, and, to the extent required, transactions under such trading plans will be disclosed publicly through Form 144 and/or Form 4 filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Except as may be required by law, the Company does not undertake any obligation to report Rule 10b5-1 plans by officers or directors of the Company in the future, or to report modifications or terminations of any such plans, whether or not any such plans were publicly announced.







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 hereunto duly authorized.


Dated: December 23, 2019       GENTEX CORPORATION 
                (Registrant)


      By /s/Scott Ryan
        
Scott Ryan
Its Vice President, General Counsel
and Corporate Secretary