-----BEGIN PRIVACY-ENHANCED MESSAGE----- Proc-Type: 2001,MIC-CLEAR Originator-Name: webmaster@www.sec.gov Originator-Key-Asymmetric: MFgwCgYEVQgBAQICAf8DSgAwRwJAW2sNKK9AVtBzYZmr6aGjlWyK3XmZv3dTINen TWSM7vrzLADbmYQaionwg5sDW3P6oaM5D3tdezXMm7z1T+B+twIDAQAB MIC-Info: RSA-MD5,RSA, IrlpJSvEp6IVCdmlbnpeexizgp/q2yIvWAJBPLo9ZlR3atGK+mJLy+moQCCpLAVy YVQwmNffk2T2bJ5RCnSYbw== 0000842295-08-000040.txt : 20080528 0000842295-08-000040.hdr.sgml : 20080528 20080527181620 ACCESSION NUMBER: 0000842295-08-000040 CONFORMED SUBMISSION TYPE: 8-K PUBLIC DOCUMENT COUNT: 2 CONFORMED PERIOD OF REPORT: 20070523 ITEM INFORMATION: Departure of Directors or Principal Officers; Election of Directors; Appointment of Principal Officers ITEM INFORMATION: Financial Statements and Exhibits FILED AS OF DATE: 20080528 DATE AS OF CHANGE: 20080527 FILER: COMPANY DATA: COMPANY CONFORMED NAME: TOR MINERALS INTERNATIONAL INC CENTRAL INDEX KEY: 0000842295 STANDARD INDUSTRIAL CLASSIFICATION: INDUSTRIAL INORGANIC CHEMICALS [2810] IRS NUMBER: 742081929 STATE OF INCORPORATION: DE FISCAL YEAR END: 1231 FILING VALUES: FORM TYPE: 8-K SEC ACT: 1934 Act SEC FILE NUMBER: 000-17321 FILM NUMBER: 08861851 BUSINESS ADDRESS: STREET 1: 722 BURLESON CITY: CORPUS CHRISTI STATE: TX ZIP: 78402 BUSINESS PHONE: 3618825175 MAIL ADDRESS: STREET 1: 722 BURLESON CITY: CORPUS CHRISTI STATE: TX ZIP: 78402 FORMER COMPANY: FORMER CONFORMED NAME: HITOX CORPORATION OF AMERICA DATE OF NAME CHANGE: 19920703 8-K 1 x8kcfo.htm FORM 8-K, TERMINATION OF CFO FORM 8-K, Termination of CFO



Washington, DC 20549


to Section 13 or 15(d) of the
Securities Exchange Act of 1934

Date of report (Date of earliest event reported):

May 23, 2008

TOR Minerals International, Inc.
(Exact Name of Registrant as Specified in Its Charter)

(State or Other Jurisdiction of Incorporation)

(Commission File Number)

(IRS Employer Identification No.)

722 Burleson Street
Corpus Christi, Texas


(Address of Principal Executive Offices)

(Zip Code)

(361) 883-5591
(Registrant's Telephone Number, Including Area Code)

(Former Name or Former Address, if Changed Since Last Report)

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On May 23, 2008, TOR Minerals International (the "Company") terminated Steven H. Parker as its Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer.  Also on May 23, 2008, Barbara Russell was appointed as Acting Chief Financial Officer.  Ms. Russell, age 55, had served as the Company's Controller since 1999.  Prior to joining the Company in 1997, she was Chief Executive Officer of the South Texas Lighthouse for the Blind. 

A copy of the press release relating to this Item 5.02 Form 8-K is furnished as Exhibit 99.1 to this Current Report.  A copy of the press release is also available on the Company's website, www.torminerals.com, under the News tab.



Financial Statements of Businesses Acquired.
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Pro Forma Financial Information.
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Shell company transaction
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Number                  Description

    99.1                     Press Release, dated May 27, 2008, announcing the termination of Steven H. Parker as Treasurer and Chief Financial Officer.


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:  May 27, 2008


Olaf Karasch
President and CEO


Exhibit No.




Press Release, dated May 27, 2008, announcing the termination of Steven H. Parker as Treasurer and Chief Financial Officer.


EX-99 2 exhibit99.htm EXHIBIT 99.1 - PRESS RELEASE Exhibit 99.1 - Press Release


Exhibit 99.1



TOR Minerals Announces Naming of Acting CFO and Results of 2008 Annual Meeting of Shareholders


Corpus, Christi, Texas, May 27, 2008 - TOR Minerals International (NASDAQ: TORM), producer of synthetic TIO2 color pigments, specialty aluminas, and other high performance mineral fillers, announced today the appointment of  Barbara Russell as acting Chief Financial Officer, effective immediately.  Ms. Russell replaces Steven H. Parker, who had been Chief Financial Officer since January, 2007.  Ms. Russell has been Controller of TOR Minerals since 1999 and previously served as acting Chief Financial Officer in 2006.

The Company said that it anticipated beginning the search for a new Chief Financial Officer in the very near future.

The company also said that at the Annual Meetings of Shareholders, held May 23, 2008, shareholders ratified the accounting firm of UHY LLP as TOR Minerals Independent Auditors, approved the amendment to the 2000 Incentive Plan and that all seven nominees were elected to the board of directors.

Headquartered in Corpus Christi, Texas, TOR Minerals is a global manufacturer and marketer of specialty mineral and pigment products for high performance applications with manufacturing and regional offices located in the United States, Netherlands and Malaysia.


This statement provides forward-looking information as that term is defined in the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995, and, therefore, is subject to certain risks and uncertainties. There can be no assurance that the actual results, business conditions, business developments, losses and contingencies and local and foreign factors will not differ materially from those suggested in the forward-looking statements as a result of various factors, including market conditions, general economic conditions, including the present slow down in U.S. construction and the risks of a general business slow down or recession, the increasing cost of energy, raw materials and labor, competition, the receptivity of the markets for our anticipated new products, advances in technology, changes in foreign currency rates, freight price increase, commodity price increases, delays in delivery of required equipment and other factors.


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