Illinois Tool Works 8-K 2012
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): February 20, 2012
ILLINOIS TOOL WORKS INC.
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
Registrant's telephone number, including area code: 847-724-7500
(Former name or former address, if changed since last report.)
Check the appropriate box below if the Form 8-K filing is intended to simultaneously satisfy the filing obligation of the registrant under any of the following provisions:
Item 8.01 Other Events.
David Speer, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of the Company, entered into a 10b5-1 Trading Plan relating to the proposed sale of shares of Company common stock in connection with the exercise of options. The plan, which was approved by the Company on February 20, 2012, provides for the sale of 500,000 shares to be acquired by option exercise, commencing March 23, 2012 through February 8, 2013 or until all shares are sold.
Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities and Exchange Act of 1934, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned, thereunto duly authorized.