AstroNova, Inc. 8-K 2008
UNITED STATES SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
WASHINGTON, D.C. 20549
CURRENT REPORT PURSUANT TO SECTION 13 OR 15(d) OF
THE SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934
DATE OF REPORT
(DATE OF EARLIEST EVENT REPORTED)
December 18, 2008
(EXACT NAME OF REGISTRANT AS SPECIFIED IN ITS CHARTER)
COMMISSION FILE NUMBER0-13200
600 EAST GREENWICH AVENUE, WEST WARWICK, RI 02893
(ADDRESS OF PRINCIPAL EXECUTIVE OFFICES, INCLUDING ZIP CODE)
(REGISTRANTS TELEPHONE NUMBER, INCLUDING AREA CODE)
ITEM 8.01. Other Events
On December 18, 2008, Everett V. Pizzuti, President and Chief Operating Officer of Astro-Med, Inc. (the Company), entered into a stock trading plan in accordance with Rule 10b5-1 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (the Plan). Under the Plan, Mr. Pizzuti may sell up to 100,000 shares of the Companys common stock held by Mr. Pizzuti in specified amounts at market prices subject to specified limitations. Sales under the Plan will be executed by Mr. Pizzutis broker at specified times designated in the Plan. The Plan is effective commencing January 5, 2009 and is scheduled to terminate on December 14, 2009. Any sales under the Plan will be disclosed publicly through appropriate filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Mr. Pizzuti indicated to the Company that he entered into to the Plan for estate planning purposes.
Under Rule 10b5-1, an insider of a public company is permitted to sell fixed portions of their securities holdings over a designated time period by establishing a pre-arranged written plan. Such plan must be established at a time when the insider is not in possession of material, non-public information.
This information shall not be deemed filed for purposes of Section 18 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended (the Exchange Act), or incorporated by reference in any filing under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, or the Exchange Act, except as shall be expressly set forth by specific reference in such a filing.
ITEM 9.01. FINANCIAL STATEMENTS AND EXHIBITS
Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on their behalf by the undersigned thereunto duly authorized.
Joseph P. OConnell
Senior Vice President, Treasurer & CFO