Greif Bros. 8-K 2013
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): December 9, 2013 (December 6, 2013)
(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
Appointment of Chief Operating Officer
On December 6, 2013, Greif, Inc. (the Company) issued a press release announcing that Peter G. Watson has been appointed as Chief Operating Officer of the Company, effective as of January 1, 2014. Mr. Watson will be assuming the chief operating officer duties from David B. Fischer, the Companys Chief Executive Officer and President.
Mr. Watson, 56, has served as Vice President and Group President, Paper Packaging & Services, Global Sourcing and Supply Chain and Greif Business System since September 2012. As of May 2013, Mr. Watson also served as President of Soterra LLC, which operates the Companys Land Management business segment. From January 2010 to September 2012, he served as Vice President and Division President, Paper Packaging & Services. Prior to January 2010 and for more than five years, Mr. Watson served as President of CorrChoice (a division of the Company).
There are no arrangements or understandings between Mr. Watson and any other person pursuant to which Mr. Watson was appointed as chief operating officer of the Company.
The full text of the press release is attached as Exhibit 99.1 to this Current Report on Form 8-K.
Section 9 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.