EMR Emerson Electric

Filed: 19 Feb 21, 4:02pm












Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d)

of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934

Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported): February 17, 2021



Emerson Electric Co.

(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)




Missouri 1-278 43-0259330

(State or other jurisdiction

of incorporation)



File Number)


(IRS Employer

Identification No.)

8000 West Florissant Avenue, St. Louis, Missouri 63136

(Address of principal executive offices and zip code)

Registrant’s telephone number, including area code: (314) 553-2000

Not Applicable

(Former name or former address, if changed since last report.)



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Securities registered pursuant to Section 12(b) of the Act:


Title of each class





Name of each exchange

on which registered

Common Stock, $0.50 par value per share EMR New York Stock Exchange
NA NA NYSE Chicago
0.375% Notes due 2024 EMR 24 New York Stock Exchange
1.250% Notes due 2025 EMR 25A New York Stock Exchange
2.000% Notes due 2029 EMR 29 New York Stock Exchange

Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is an emerging growth company as defined in Rule 405 of the Securities Act of 1933 (§230.405 of this chapter) or Rule 12b-2 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (§240.12b-2 of this chapter).

Emerging growth company  ☐

If an emerging growth company, indicate by check mark if the registrant has elected not to use the extended transition period for complying with any new or revised financial accounting standards provided pursuant to Section 13(a) of the Exchange Act.  ☐




Item 5.02.

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

On February 17, 2021, Emerson Electric Co. (“Emerson” or the “Company”) announced strategic leadership changes.

Effective February 17, 2021, Ram R. Krishnan has been named Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of the Company, replacing Steven J. Pelch who has left the Company.

Mr. Krishnan, 50, was previously Group President of Emerson’s Final Control business from November 2017 to February 2021 and Chief Operating Officer of that business from January 2017 to November 2017, and previously served as Vice President of Profit Planning and Perfect Execution from 2015 to 2016.

In connection with his promotion, Mr. Krishnan’s salary has been increased to $700,000 and his bonus opportunity will increase, consistent with the mix to total compensation for the Company’s named executive officers as described in the Company’s annual proxy statement. In addition, Mr. Krishnan received an additional 20,000 performance shares units under the Company’s Fiscal 2021 – 2023 Performance Shares Program, which are subject to the achievement of the Company’s performance goals over the three-year performance period ending on September 30, 2023. For additional information on these compensation arrangements, please see “Executive Compensation” in the Company’s annual proxy statement.


Item 7.01.

Regulation FD Disclosures.

The following information is furnished pursuant to Regulation FD.

On February 17, 2021, the Company issued a press release announcing strategic leadership changes. A copy of the press release is attached hereto as Exhibit 99.1 and incorporated herein by reference.

Forward-Looking and Cautionary Statements

Statements in this Current Report on Form 8-K and furnished in Exhibit 99.1 that are not strictly historical may be “forward-looking” statements, which involve risks and uncertainties, and Emerson undertakes no obligation to update any such statements to reflect later developments. These risks and uncertainties include the scope, duration and ultimate impact of the COVID-19 pandemic as well as economic and currency conditions, market demand, including related to the pandemic and oil and gas price declines and volatility, pricing, protection of intellectual property, cybersecurity, tariffs, competitive and technological factors, among others, as set forth in the Company’s most recent Annual Report on Form 10-K and subsequent reports filed with the SEC.


Item 9.01.

Financial Statements and Exhibits.

(d) Exhibits.




Description of Exhibits

99.1  Press Release dated February 17, 2021.
104  Cover Page Interactive Data File - the cover page XBRL tags are embedded within the Inline XBRL document.


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.


Date: February 19, 2021  EMERSON ELECTRIC CO.

/s/ John A. Sperino

   John A. Sperino
   Vice President and Assistant Secretary