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Washington, D.C. 20549







Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d)

of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934

Date of Report (Date of Earliest Event Reported): February 23, 2021



Stanley Black & Decker, Inc.

(Exact Name of Registrant as Specified in its Charter)




Connecticut   1-5224   06-0548860
(State or other jurisdiction
of incorporation)
File Number)
  (I.R.S. Employer
Identification No.)


1000 Stanley Drive, New Britain,


(Address of principal executive offices)   (Zip Code)

Registrant’s telephone number including area code: (860) 225-5111

Not Applicable

(Former name or former address, if changed since last report)



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Securities registered pursuant to Section 12(b) of the Act:


Title of each class





Name of each exchange
on which registered

Common Stock - $2.50 Par Value per Share   SWK   New York Stock Exchange
Corporate Units   SWT   New 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 5.02 Departure of Directors or Certain Officers; Election of Directors; Appointment of Certain Officers; Compensatory Arrangements of Certain Officers.

On February 23, 2021, Stanley Black & Decker, Inc. (the “Company”) announced that Donald Allan, Jr. had assumed the title of President and Chief Financial Officer. Prior to this new role, Mr. Allan had served as the Company’s Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer since October 2016. In connection with this new role, Mr. Allan will receive an increase of approximately $500,000 in annual equity awards, in addition to a customary merit increase in his total target cash compensation. James M. Loree will continue to serve as the Company’s Chief Executive Officer. A copy of the press release containing the announcement is attached hereto as Exhibit 99.1 and is incorporated herein by reference.

Item 9.01 Financial Statements and Exhibits.

(d) Exhibits:






99.1    Press release dated February 23, 2021, issued by Stanley Black & Decker, Inc.
104    Cover Page Interactive Data File (formatted as inline XBRL)




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.


Stanley Black & Decker, Inc.

/s/ Janet M. Link

Name:   Janet M. Link
Title:   Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary

Dated: February 23, 2021