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): April 23, 2020

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123 Main Street, Bristol, Connecticut
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(860) 583-7070
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Item 5.02.     Departure of Directors or Certain Officers; Election of Directors; Appointment of Certain Officers; Compensatory Arrangements of Certain Officers.
(e)  As part of the actions taken by Barnes Group Inc. (the “Company”) in response to the ongoing global economic challenges and uncertainties attributable to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, the resulting impact on the broader macroeconomic environment and on the Company’s businesses and end markets, Patrick J. Dempsey, President and Chief Executive Officer, has voluntarily reduced his base salary by 30%, effective May 1, 2020, for six months until October 31, 2020. The Company’s other officers have also voluntarily reduced their base salaries by 15%, effective May 1, 2020, for three months until July 31, 2020. 
On April 23, 2020, the Compensation and Management Development Committee of the Company’s Board of Directors approved these voluntary reductions.
In addition, on April 23, 2020, the non-management members of the Company’s Board of Directors elected to reduce their annual cash retainer fees, as well as the annual Chairman and Chairperson committee retainer fees for three months, in the amounts of 30%, in the case of the Chairman of the Board, and 15% for the other non-management Directors.


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: April 23, 2020

By:              /S/ JAMES C. PELLETIER               
                   James C. Pelletier
                   Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary