SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
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): March 17, 2020
BRIGGS & STRATTON CORPORATION
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
(State or other jurisdiction
12301 West Wirth Street, Wauwatosa, Wisconsin 53222
(Address of Principal Executive Offices) (Zip Code)
Registrant’s telephone number, including area code (414) 259-5333
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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 (par value $0.01 per share)
New York Stock Exchange
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BRIGGS & STRATTON CORPORATION AND SUBSIDIARIES
DEPARTURE OF DIRECTORS OR CERTAIN OFFICERS; ELECTION OF DIRECTORS; APPOINTMENT OF CERTAIN OFFICERS; COMPENSATORY ARRANGEMENTS OF CERTAIN OFFICERS.
On March 17, 2020, Briggs & Stratton Corporation (the “Company”) informed its employees of certain organizational changes to be effective as of April 1, 2020 in furtherance of the previously announced plan to strategically reposition the Company. Among the changes announced:
•David J. Rodgers, Senior Vice President & President - Engines & Power, will transition his focus to corporate development efforts associated with the asset sales that the Company is pursuing.
•William H. Reitman, Senior Vice President & President - Support, will assume oversight of the daily operations of the Company’s Allmand, Victa and Branco businesses pending their divestiture, which will allow Harold L. Redman, Senior Vice President & President - Turf & Consumer Products, to concentrate his efforts on the Company’s divestiture of its turf products and home maintenance businesses.
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.
BRIGGS & STRATTON CORPORATION
March 17, 2020
/s/ Kathryn M. Buono
Kathryn M. Buono
Vice President, General Counsel & Corporate Secretary
Duly Authorized Officer