SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
WASHINGTON, DC 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): June 1, 2018
(Exact Name of Registrant as Specified in its Charter)
(State or Other Jurisdiction
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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
On June 1, 2018, Albert Eilender, Executive Chairman of Aceto Corporation (the “Company”), notified the Company that he will step down from his role as Executive Chairman, effective June 30, 2018. Mr. Eilender will continue to serve as a director and remain employed by the Company as Chairman Emeritus until the Company holds its 2018 Annual Meeting in December 2018, at which time Mr. Eilender will retire. By virtue of his age, Mr. Eilender is ineligible to stand for re-election at the 2018 Annual Meeting. Under the Company’s governance guidelines, a director who has reached the age of 75 is ineligible to stand for re-election to the Board. Mr. Eilender has served as a director of the Company since 2000.
Item 7.01 Regulation FD
On June 1, 2018, the Company issued a press release announcing, among other corporate developments, the resignation of Mr. Eilender from his role as Executive Chairman of the Company and his impending retirement. As described in the press release, Vice Chairman Alan Levin was elected by the Company’s Board to serve as Non-Executive Chairman effective July 1, 2018. A copy of the press release is attached hereto as Exhibit 99.1.
Exhibit 99.1 to this Current Report on Form 8-K shall not be deemed “filed” for purposes of Section 18 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended (the “Exchange Act”), or otherwise subject to the liabilities under that Section, nor shall it be deemed to be incorporated by reference into any filing under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, or the Exchange Act, except as expressly set forth by specific reference in such a filing.
Item 9.01 Financial Statements and Exhibits
|99.1||Press Release, dated June 1, 2018|
Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, the registrant has duly caused this Report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.
|Date: June 5, 2018||By:||/s/ William C. Kennally, III|
|William C. Kennally, III|
|President and CEO|