Pursuant to Section 13 OR 15(d) of the SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934

Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported):

October 20, 2020

McCormick & Co Inc.
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)

(State or other jurisdiction(Commission(IRS Employer
of incorporation)File Number)Identification No.)
24 Schilling Road Suite 1
Hunt Valley Maryland21031
(Address of principal executive offices)(Zip Code)

Registrant's telephone number, including area code:

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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 StockMKC-VNew York Stock Exchange
Common Stock Non-VotingMKCNew 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.

Item 5.04. Temporary Suspension of Trading Under Registrant’s Employee Benefit Plans.

On October 20, 2020, the Registrant received a notice from the administrator of the McCormick 401(k) Retirement Plan and the Mojave Foods Corporation 401(k) Retirement Plan (together, the “Plans”) advising the Registrant that, in connection with the previously announced 2-for-1 stock split in the form of a stock dividend on all issued and outstanding shares of the Registrant’s common stock and common stock non-voting as of November 20, 2020, participants in the Plans will be unable, for a period of time, to receive in-kind distributions from the McCormick Company Stock Funds in the Plans (the “Blackout”). The Blackout begins at 4:00 p.m. Eastern Time on November 19, 2020, and is expected to conclude at 2:00 p.m. Eastern Time on December 1, 2020.

On October 20, 2020, in accordance with Section 306 of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002 and Rule 104 of Regulation BTR promulgated under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, the Registrant sent a notice to its directors and executive officers informing them of the Blackout and restrictions on engaging in certain transactions involving any equity securities (including derivative securities) of the Registrant during the Blackout.

During the Blackout and for a period of two years thereafter, information regarding the Blackout, including confirmation of the actual beginning and ending dates, may be obtained, without charge, by contacting: Jeffery D. Schwartz, Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary, at the Registrant, 24 Schilling Road, Suite 1, Hunt Valley, Maryland, 21031, or by telephone at (410) 771-3301.

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.

Date: October 20, 2020By: /s/    Jeffery D. Schwartz        
 Jeffery D. Schwartz
 Vice President, General Counsel & Secretary