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 18, 2020 (February 14, 2020)

(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)

(State or other jurisdiction of incorporation)

001-04801                                                                                              06-0247840                                      
 (Commission File Number)                                                           (I.R.S. Employer Identification No.)

            123 Main Street, Bristol, Connecticut                                                                             06010                                                    
  (Address of principal executive offices)                                                                         (Zip Code)                                     

(860) 583-7070
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Common stock, par value $0.01 per share
New York Stock Exchange

Item 5.02. Departure of Directors or Certain Officers; Election of Directors; Appointment of Certain Officers; Compensatory Arrangements of Certain Officers

(b)  On February 14, 2020, Peter A. Gutermann, Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary of Barnes Group Inc. (the “Company”) notified the Company that he has decided to retire, effective March 31, 2020, following an orderly transition period. Also on February 14, 2020, the Board of Directors of the Company appointed James C. Pelletier Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary, effective April 1, 2020. Mr. Pelletier currently serves as Deputy General Counsel of the Company and Segment General Counsel, Barnes Aerospace. Mr. Gutermann is expected to be a “named executive officer” within the meaning of Instruction 4 to Item 5.02 of Form 8-K when the Company files its definitive proxy statement for its 2020 annual meeting of stockholders.


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.

Dated: February 18, 2020                                     BARNES GROUP INC.

By         /s/ Dawn N. Edwards                                                                   
Dawn N. Edwards
Senior Vice President, Human Resources