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FELE Franklin Electric

Filed: 17 May 21, 11:14am

UNITED STATES
SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, D.C. 20549

FORM 8-K

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

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

FRANKLIN ELECTRIC CO., INC.
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
Indiana 0-362 35-0827455
(State of incorporation) (Commission File Number) (IRS employer identification no.)

9255 Coverdale Road
Fort Wayne,Indiana46809
(Address of principal executive offices)(Zip code)

(260) 824-2900
(Registrant's telephone number, including area code)
 
Not Applicable
(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:

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

Common Stock, $0.10 par valueFELENASDAQ Global Select Market
(Title of each class)(Trading symbol)(Name of each exchange on which registered)

Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is an emerging growth company as defined in 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 7.01. Regulation FD Disclosure

    On May 17, 2021, Franklin Electric Co., Inc. issued a press release announcing that it has acquired New Aqua, LLC and its wholly owned subsidiaries, headquartered in Indianapolis, Indiana in an all-cash transaction. New Aqua is a market leading water treatment business. A copy of the press release is furnished herewith as Exhibit 99.1 and incorporated herein by reference. This Current Report on Form 8-K and the press release attached hereto are being furnished pursuant to Item 7.01 of Form 8-K.

Item 9.01. Financial Statements and Exhibits

    (d) Exhibits:

Exhibit NumberDescription
99.1
101Cover Page Interactive Data File - the cover page XBRL tags are embedded within the Inline XBRL document.
104The cover page from this Current Report on Form 8-K, formatted as Inline XBRL




SIGNATURE

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.

FRANKLIN ELECTRIC CO., INC.
(Registrant)

Date: May 17, 2021By/s/ John J. Haines
John J. Haines
Vice President, Chief Financial Officer
(Principal Financial and Accounting Officer)