AMETEK, Inc. (Form: 8-K)  






Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934

Date of Report (Date of Earliest Event Reported):   March 6, 2017

(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)

Delaware 1-12981 14-1682544
(State or other jurisdiction
(I.R.S. Employer
of incorporation) File Number) Identification No.)
1100 Cassatt Road, Berwyn, Pennsylvania   19312
(Address of principal executive offices)
(Zip Code)
Registrant’s telephone number, including area code:   610-647-2121

Not Applicable
Former name or former address, if changed since last report


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Item 5.02 Departure of Directors or Certain Officers; Election of Directors; Appointment of Certain Officers; Compensatory Arrangements of Certain Officers.

Thomas A. Amato was appointed to the Board of Directors of AMETEK, Inc., or the "Company," effective March 6, 2017, to serve as a Class II Director until the 2017 Annual Meeting. Mr. Amato joined the Board as an independent director. There is no arrangement or understanding between Mr. Amato and any other person pursuant to which he was appointed as a director.

Non-employee directors receive compensation for service as a director as described in the Company’s proxy statement for the 2016 Annual Meeting of Stockholders, which was filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on March 18, 2016. Non-employee directors receive an annual basic retainer fee of $90,000. Accordingly, Mr. Amato will receive the pro rata portion of the annual fee which will be $22,500, paid on a quarterly basis. Non-employee directors are also entitled to restricted stock and option awards.

On March 7, 2017, the Company issued a press release announcing Mr. Amato’s appointment, a copy of which is attached as Exhibit 99.1 hereto and is hereby incorporated by reference in this Form 8 K.

Item 9.01 Financial Statements and Exhibits.

(d) Exhibits.

99.1 Copy of press release issued by AMETEK, Inc. on March 7, 2017.

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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.

    AMETEK, Inc.
March 7, 2017   By:   /s/ Thomas M. Montgomery
        Name: Thomas M. Montgomery
        Title: Senior Vice President - Comptroller

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Exhibit Index

Exhibit No.   Description

  Copy of press release issued by AMETEK, Inc. on March 7, 2017.