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Registration No. 333-                    

As filed with the United States Securities and Exchange Commission on January 17, 2014





Washington, D.C. 20549










(Exact name of Registrant as specified in its charter)




Wisconsin   39-0875718

(State or other jurisdiction of

incorporation or organization)


(I.R.S. Employer

Identification No.)

200 State Street  
Beloit, Wisconsin   53511
(Address of principal executive offices)   (Zip Code)


(Full title of the plan)

Peter C. Underwood

Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary

Regal Beloit Corporation

200 State Street

Beloit, Wisconsin 53511

(608) 364-8800

(Name, address and telephone number of agent for service)




Large accelerated filer   x    Accelerated filer   ¨
Non-accelerated filer   ¨    Smaller reporting company   ¨






Title of Securities

to be Registered

to be
Registered (1)
Offering Price
Per Share (2)
Offering Price (2)
  Amount of
Registration Fee

Common Stock $0.01 par value

  3,500,000 shares   $76.56   $267,960,000   $34,514



(1) Amount to be registered consists of an aggregate of 3,500,000 shares of Common Stock (the “Common Stock”) of Regal Beloit Corporation to be issued pursuant to the grant or exercise of awards to participants under the Regal Beloit Corporation 2013 Equity Incentive Plan (the “Plan”). Pursuant to Rule 416 under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the “Securities Act”), this registration statement also covers an indeterminate number of additional shares of Common Stock that may become issuable in accordance with the adjustment and anti-dilution provisions of the Plan.
(2) Determined in accordance with Rules 457(c) and 457(h) under the Securities Act, the registration fee calculation is based on the average of the high and low prices of the Common Stock as reported on the New York Stock Exchange on January 10, 2014.






The documents constituting Part I of this registration statement (this “Registration Statement”) will be sent or given to participants in the Regal Beloit Corporation 2013 Equity Incentive Plan (the “Plan”) as provided by Rule 428(b)(1) under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the “Securities Act”).




Item 3. Incorporation of Documents by Reference.

The following documents, filed by Regal Beloit Corporation (the “Registrant”) with the Securities and Exchange Commission (the “Commission”) pursuant to the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended (the “Exchange Act”), are incorporated herein by reference and deemed to be a part hereof:


1. The Registrant’s Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended December 29, 2012, as amended by Amendment No. 1 to the Annual Report on Form 10-K/A filed March 26, 2013.


2. The Registrant’s Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q for the quarters ended March 30, 2013; June 29, 2013; and September 28, 2013.


3. The Registrant’s Current Reports on Form 8-K dated April 29, 2013; July 9, 2013; and July 22, 2013.


4. The description of the Registrant’s Common Stock contained in Item 1 of the Registrant’s Amendment No. 1 to the Registration Statement on Form 8-A/A dated February 12, 2010 and any amendments or reports filed for the purpose of updating such description.

All other documents subsequently filed by the Registrant pursuant to Sections 13(a), 13(c), 14 and 15(d) of the Exchange Act, prior to the filing of a post-effective amendment which indicates that all securities offered hereby have been sold or which deregisters all securities then remaining unsold, shall be deemed to be incorporated by reference herein and to be a part hereof from the date of the filing of such documents.

Any statement contained in a document incorporated or deemed incorporated herein by reference shall be deemed to be modified or superseded for the purpose of this Registration Statement to the extent that a statement contained herein or in any subsequently filed document which also is, or is deemed to be, incorporated herein by reference modifies or supersedes such statement. Any such statement so modified or superseded shall not be deemed, except as so modified or superseded, to constitute a part of this Registration Statement.


Item 4. Description of Securities.

Not applicable.



Item 5. Interests of Named Experts and Counsel.



Item 6. Indemnification of Directors and Officers.

Article IX of the Registrant’s Amended and Restated Bylaws requires that the Registrant shall, to the fullest extent permitted or required by Sections 180.0850 to 180.0859, inclusive, of the Wisconsin Business Corporation Law, including any amendments thereto (but in the case of any such amendment, only to the extent such amendment permits or requires the corporation to provide broader indemnification rights than prior to such amendment), indemnify its Directors and Officers against any and all liabilities, and pay or reimburse any and all properly documented reasonable expenses, incurred thereby in any proceedings to which any such Director or Officer is a party because he or she is or was a Director or Officer of the Registrant. The Registrant shall also indemnify an employee who is not a Director or Officer, to the extent that the employee has been successful on the merits or otherwise in defense of a proceeding, for all expenses incurred in the proceeding if the employee was a party because he or she is or was an employee of the Registrant. The rights to indemnification granted under the Bylaws shall not be deemed exclusive of any other rights to indemnification against liabilities or the allowance of expenses which a Director, Officer or employee (or such other person) may be entitled under any written agreement, Board resolution, vote of shareholders of the Registrant, the Wisconsin Business Corporation Law or otherwise. The Registrant may, but shall not be required to, supplement the foregoing rights to indemnification against liabilities and allowance of expenses under this paragraph by the purchase of insurance on behalf of any one or more of such Directors, Officers or employees, whether or not the Registrant would be required or permitted to indemnify or allow expenses to such Director, Officer or employee. All capitalized terms used in this paragraph and not otherwise defined herein shall have the meaning set forth in Section 180.0850 of the Wisconsin Business Corporation Law.

The Registrant maintains a liability insurance policy for its Directors and Officers as permitted by Wisconsin law, which may extend to, among other things, liability arising under the Securities Act.

The general effect of the foregoing provisions may be to reduce the circumstances in which an officer or director may be required to bear the economic burden of the foregoing liabilities and expense.


Item 7. Exemption from Registration Claimed.

Not applicable.


Item 8. Exhibits.

The exhibits filed herewith or incorporated herein by reference are set forth in the attached Exhibit Index.



Item 9. Undertakings.

(a)     The undersigned Registrant hereby undertakes:

(1)     To file, during any period in which offers or sales are being made, a post-effective amendment to this Registration Statement:

(i)     To include any prospectus required by Section 10(a)(3) of the Securities Act;

(ii)     To reflect in the prospectus any facts or events arising after the effective date of the Registration Statement (or the most recent post-effective amendment thereof) which, individually or in the aggregate, represent a fundamental change in the information set forth in the Registration Statement. Notwithstanding the foregoing, any increase or decrease in volume of securities offered (if the total dollar value of securities offered would not exceed that which was registered) and any deviation from the low or high end of the estimated maximum offering range may be reflected in the form of prospectus filed with the Commission pursuant to Rule 424(b) of Securities Act if, in the aggregate, the changes in volume and price represent no more than 20% change in the maximum aggregate offering price set forth in the “Calculation of Registration Fee” table in the effective registration statement; and

(iii)     To include any material information with respect to the plan of distribution not previously disclosed in the Registration Statement or any material change to such information in the Registration Statement;

provided, however, that paragraphs (a)(1)(i) and (a)(1)(ii) do not apply if the information required to be included in a post-effective amendment by those paragraphs is contained in periodic reports filed with or furnished to the Commission by the Registrant pursuant to Section 13 or Section 15(d) of the Exchange Act that are incorporated by reference in the Registration Statement.

(2)     That, for the purpose of determining any liability under the Securities Act, each such post-effective amendment shall be deemed to be a new registration statement relating to the securities offered herein, and the offering of such securities at that time shall be deemed to be the initial bona fide offering thereof.

(3)     To remove from registration by means of a post-effective amendment any of the securities being registered which remain unsold at the termination of the offering.

(4)     That, for the purpose of determining liability of the registrant under the Securities Act to any purchaser in the initial distribution of the securities, in a primary offering of securities of the Registrant pursuant to this Registration Statement, regardless of the underwriting method used to sell the securities to the purchaser, if the securities are offered or sold to such purchaser by means of any of the following communications, the Registrant will be a seller to the purchaser and will be considered to offer or sell such securities to such purchaser:

(i)     Any preliminary prospectus or prospectus of the Registrant relating to the offering required to be filed pursuant to Rule 424 under the Securities Act;

(ii)     Any free writing prospectus relating to the offering prepared by or on behalf of the Registrant or used or referred to by the Registrant;

(iii)     The portion of any other free writing prospectus relating to the offering containing material information about the Registrant or its securities provided by or on behalf of the Registrant; and

(iv)     Any other communication that is an offer in the offering made by the Registrant to the purchaser.



(b)     The undersigned Registrant hereby undertakes that, for purposes of determining any liability under the Securities Act, each filing of the Registrant’s annual report pursuant to Section 13(a) or Section 15(d) of the Exchange Act that is incorporated by reference in this Registration Statement shall be deemed to be a new registration statement relating to the securities offered herein, and the offering of such securities at that time shall be deemed to be the initial bona fide offering thereof.

(c)     Insofar as indemnification for liabilities arising under the Securities Act may be permitted to directors, officers and controlling persons of the Registrant pursuant to the foregoing provisions, or otherwise, the Registrant has been advised that in the opinion of the Commission such indemnification is against public policy as expressed in the Securities Act and is, therefore, unenforceable. In the event that a claim for indemnification against such liabilities (other than the payment by the Registrant of expenses incurred or paid by a director, officer or controlling person of the Registrant in the successful defense of any action, suit or proceeding) is asserted by such director, officer or controlling person in connection with the securities being registered, the Registrant will, unless in the opinion of its counsel the matter has been settled by controlling precedent, submit to a court of appropriate jurisdiction the question whether such indemnification by it is against public policy as expressed in the Securities Act and will be governed by the final adjudication of such issue.




Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Act of 1933, the Registrant certifies that it has reasonable grounds to believe that it meets all of the requirements for filing on Form S-8 and has duly caused this Registration Statement to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned, thereunto duly authorized, in the City of Beloit, State of Wisconsin, on this 17th day of January, 2014.


By:   /s/ Mark J. Gliebe
  Mark J. Gliebe
  Chairman and Chief Executive Officer

Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Act of 1933, this Registration Statement has been signed by the following persons on or before January 17, 2014 in the capacities indicated. Each person whose signature appears below constitutes and appoints Charles A. Hinrichs and Peter C. Underwood, and each of them individually, his or her true and lawful attorney-in-fact and agent, with full power of substitution and revocation, for him or her and in his or her name, place and stead, in any and all capacities, to sign any and all amendments (including post-effective amendments) to this Registration Statement and to file the same, with all exhibits thereto, and other documents in connection therewith, with the Securities and Exchange Commission, granting unto said attorneys-in-fact and agents, and each of them, full power and authority to do and perform each and every act and thing requisite and necessary to be done in connection therewith, as fully to all intents and purposes as he or she might or could do in person, hereby ratifying and confirming all that said attorneys-in-fact and agents, or either of them, may lawfully do or cause to be done by virtue hereof.





/s/ Mark J. Gliebe

Mark J. Gliebe


Chairman, Chief Executive Officer and Director

(Principal Executive Officer)

/s/ Charles A. Hinrichs

Charles A. Hinrichs


Vice President and Chief Financial Officer

(Principal Financial Officer)

/s/ Peter J. Rowley

Peter J. Rowley


Vice President and Corporate Controller

(Principal Accounting Officer)

/s/ Stephen M. Burt

Stephen M. Burt


/s/ Christopher L. Doerr

Christopher L. Doerr







/s/ Thomas J. Fischer

Thomas J. Fischer


/s/ Dean A. Foate

Dean A. Foate


/s/ Henry W. Knueppel

Henry W. Knueppel


/s/ Rakesh Sachdev

Rakesh Sachdev


/s/ Carol N. Skornicka

Carol N. Skornicka


/s/ Curtis W. Stoelting

Curtis W. Stoelting


/s/ Jane L. Warner

Jane L. Warner








Exhibit Description

(4.1)    Articles of Incorporation of Regal Beloit Corporation, as amended through April 20, 2007. [Incorporated by reference to Exhibit 3.1 to Regal Beloit Corporation’s Current Report on Form 8-K dated April 20, 2007 (File No. 001-07283)]
(4.2)    Amended and Restated Bylaws of Regal Beloit Corporation. [Incorporated by reference to Exhibit 3.2 to Regal Beloit Corporation’s Current Report on Form 8-K dated April 20, 2007 (File No. 001-07283)]
(4.3)    Regal Beloit Corporation 2013 Equity Incentive Plan. [Incorporated by reference to Appendix A to Regal Beloit Corporation’s definitive proxy statement on Schedule 14A for the Regal Beloit Corporation 2013 annual meeting of shareholders held April 29, 2013 (File No. 1-07283)]
(5)    Opinion of Foley & Lardner LLP.
(23.1)    Consent of Deloitte & Touche LLP.
(23.2)    Consent of Foley & Lardner LLP (contained in Exhibit (5)).
(24)    Powers of Attorney (included on the signature page to this Registration Statement).