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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): June 29, 2020

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123 Main Street
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(860) 583-7070
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Item 2.05
Costs Associated with Exit or Disposal Activities.
On June 29, 2020, Barnes Group Inc. (the "Company") authorized restructuring and workforce reduction actions to be implemented across its businesses and functions. These actions were taken in response to the macroeconomic disruption in global industrial and aerospace end markets arising out of the COVID-19 pandemic. These actions are expected to be substantially completed in 2020 and reduce the Company’s global workforce by approximately 8%. 

The pretax charges associated with restructuring and workforce reductions are estimated to approximate $20 million, with approximately $18 million of the charges being recorded in the second quarter of 2020. Of the aggregate amount, approximately $19 million relates to employee termination costs, primarily employee severance and other termination benefits, and are to be paid in cash. The Company anticipates annualized cost savings of approximately $30 million from these actions.

On July 6, 2020, a press release relating to the foregoing was issued by the Company and is attached as Exhibit 99.1 hereto and incorporated by reference herein.
Forward-Looking Statements. This Current Report on Form 8-K contains forward-looking statements as defined in the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Forward-looking statements often address our expected future operating and financial performance and financial condition, and often contain words such as "anticipate," "believe," "expect," "plan," "estimate," "project," and similar terms. These forward-looking statements do not constitute guarantees of future performance and are subject to a variety of risks and uncertainties that may cause actual results to differ materially from those expressed in the forward-looking statements. These include, among others: the ongoing impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on our business, including on demand, supply chain and operations and the industries and customers that we serve; the failure to achieve anticipated cost savings associated with the workforce reductions and restructuring actions discussed herein (the “Plan”); the ability to successfully execute the Plan; higher than anticipated costs in implementing the Plan; the preliminary nature of our cost and savings estimates related to the Plan, including the timing of such charges and savings, which are subject to change as the Company makes decisions and refines estimates over time; timing delays in implementing the Plan; our ability to realize all of the cost savings and benefits anticipated in connection with the Plan; management and employee distraction resulting from the Plan; and other risks and uncertainties described in documents filed with or furnished to the Securities and Exchange Commission by the Company, including, among others, those in the Management's Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations and Risk Factors sections of the Company's filings. The Company assumes no obligation to update its forward-looking statements.
Item 9.01
Financial Statements and Exhibits.
(d) Exhibits.
Exhibit No.
Press Release dated July 6, 2020.
Cover page from this Current Report on Form 8-K, formatted in 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.

Date:  July 6, 2020
     Christopher J. Stephens, Jr.
     Senior Vice President, Finance and
     Chief Financial Officer