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UNITED STATES
SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, D.C. 20549
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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):
February 12, 2021
THE TIMKEN COMPANY
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)

Commission file number: 1-1169
Ohio34-0577130
(State or other jurisdiction of incorporation or organization)(I.R.S. Employer Identification No.)
4500 Mount Pleasant Street NW
North CantonOhio 44720-5450
(Address of principal executive offices) (Zip Code)

234.262.3000
(Registrant’s telephone number, including area code)


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.
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Securities registered pursuant to Section 12(b) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934:
Title of each classTrading SymbolName of each exchange on which registered
Common Shares, without par valueTKRThe 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 8.01    Other Events.
On February 12, 2021, the Board of Directors (the “Board”) of The Timken Company (the “Company”) approved a new share purchase plan, effective as of March 1, 2021 (the “2021 Share Purchase Plan”), pursuant to which the Company may purchase up to ten million of its outstanding common shares, without par value (“Common Shares”). Under the 2021 Share Purchase Plan, the Company may, from time-to-time, purchase its Common Shares in open market purchases or privately negotiated transactions and may make all or part of the purchases pursuant to accelerated share repurchases or Rule 10b5-1 plans. The 2021 Share Purchase Plan expires on February 28, 2026 and replaces the prior share purchase plan that ends February 28, 2021.





SIGNATURES
        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.
THE TIMKEN COMPANY
By:/s/ Hansal N. Patel
Hansal N. Patel
Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary
Date:
February 12, 2021