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 2, 2021
(Exact Name of Registrant as Specified in Its Charter)
|Delaware||File No. 1-3285||41-0417775|
|(State or other jurisdiction of incorporation)||(Commission File Number)||(IRS Employer Identification No.)|
|3M Center, St. Paul, Minnesota||55144-1000|
|(Address of Principal Executive Offices)||(Zip Code)|
(Registrant’s Telephone Number, Including Area Code) (651) 733-1110
(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 (see General Instruction A.2. below):
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Securities registered pursuant to Section 12(b) of the Act:
|Title of each class||Trading Symbol(s)||Name of each exchange on which registered|
|Common Stock, Par Value $.01 Per Share||MMM||New York Stock Exchange, Inc.|
|Common Stock, Par Value $.01 Per Share||MMM||Chicago Stock Exchange, Inc.|
|1.500% Notes due 2026||MMM26||New York Stock Exchange, Inc.|
|0.375% Notes due 2022||MMM22A||New York Stock Exchange, Inc.|
|0.950% Notes due 2023||MMM23||New York Stock Exchange, Inc.|
|1.750% Notes due 2030||MMM30||New York Stock Exchange, Inc.|
|1.500% Notes due 2031||MMM31||New York Stock Exchange, Inc.|
Note: The common stock of the Registrant is also traded on the SWX Swiss Exchange.
Securities registered pursuant to section 12(g) of the Act: None
Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is an emerging growth company as defined in Rule 405 of the Securities Act of 1933 (17 CFR §230.405) or Rule 12b-2 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (17 CFR §240.12b-2).
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.
|(d)||On February 2, 2021, the Board of Directors of 3M Company (the “Company”) elected James R. Fitterling to the Company’s Board of Directors, effective February 5, 2021. Mr. Fitterling is the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Dow, Inc., a global materials science company. In connection with Mr. Fitterling’s election, the Board of Directors increased its size from 11 to 12 directors, and Mr. Fitterling joined the Board of Directors to fill the resulting vacancy.|
The Board of Directors has determined that Mr. Fitterling is an independent director under the New York Stock Exchange listing standards and the Company’s director independence guidelines, as set forth in its Corporate Governance Guidelines (available on 3M’s website at www.3M.com, under Investor Relations — Corporate Governance).
At the time of his election, the Board had not determined Mr. Fitterling’s committee assignments.
Mr. Fitterling will participate in the compensation program for non-employee directors as described on pages 42-45 of the Company’s Proxy Statement for its Annual Meeting of Stockholders held on May 12, 2020 (filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on March 25, 2020).
Item 9.01. Financial Statements and Exhibits
|99.1||Press Release, dated as of February 2, 2021, of 3M Company|
|104||Cover Page Interactive Data File (the cover page XBRL tags are embedded in 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 thereunto duly authorized.
|By:||/s/ Ivan K. Fong,|
|Ivan K. Fong,|
|Senior Vice President, General Counsel & Secretary|
Dated: February 3, 2021