Greif Bros. 8-K 2011
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): November 2, 2011 (October 31, 2011)
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
Registrants telephone number, including area code: (740) 549-6000
(Former name or former address, if changed since last report.)
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Section 5 Corporate Governance and Management
On October 31, 2011, and effective on November 1, 2011, the Board of Directors of Greif, Inc. (the Company) elected David B. Fischer as a director of the Company to fill a vacancy on the Board and to serve until the Companys next annual meeting of stockholders (expected to occur on February 27, 2012) and until his successor is elected and qualified.
There are no arrangements or understandings between Mr. Fischer and any other person pursuant to which Mr. Fischer was selected as a director of the Company. Mr. Fischer is also the President and Chief Executive Officer of the Company. The announcement of Mr. Fischers election as director is attached as Exhibit 99.1 to this Current Report on Form 8-K.
On October 31, 2011, and effective on November 1, 2011, the Companys Board of Directors adopted an amendment to Article II, Section 1 of the Companys Second Amended and Restated By-Laws that increased the number of directors of the Company from nine to ten. The amendment to the Second Amended and Restated By-Laws is attached as Exhibit 99.2 to this Current Report on Form 8-K.
Section 9 Financial Statements and Exhibits
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 its behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.