Watts Water (WTS)

Filed: 6 May 20, 4:40pm





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

Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported): April 30, 2020


(Exact Name of Registrant as Specified in its Charter)




(State or Other Jurisdiction

(Commission File Number)

(IRS Employer

of Incorporation)

Identification No.)

815 Chestnut Street, North Andover, Massachusetts 01845

(Address of Principal Executive Offices) (Zip Code)

(978) 688-1811

(Registrant’s telephone number, including area code)

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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

Class A Common Stock, par value $0.10 per share


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 2.02.        Results of Operations and Financial Condition.


On May 6, 2020, Watts Water Technologies, Inc. (the “Registrant”) announced its financial results for the fiscal quarter ended March 29, 2020. The full text of the press release issued in connection with the announcement is attached as Exhibit 99 to this Current Report on Form 8-K.

The information in Item 2.02 of this Form 8-K and the Exhibit attached hereto shall not be deemed “filed” for purposes of Section 18 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (the “Exchange Act”) or otherwise subject to the liabilities of that section, nor shall it be deemed incorporated by reference in any filing under the Securities Act of 1933 or the Exchange Act, except as expressly set forth by specific reference in such a filing. 

Item 5.02.

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

On April 30, 2020, in response to the difficult current economic climate caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, the Board of Directors of the Registrant approved the following:

A 25% reduction in the annual retainer paid to non-employee members of the Board of Directors for the 2020-2021 term;
A 25% reduction in the additional annual retainer paid to committee chairpersons and the Chairperson of the Board for the 2020-2021 term;
A 25% reduction in the base salary of the Registrant’s Chief Executive Officer for the five-month period beginning on May 1, 2020 and ending on September 30, 2020; and
A 15% reduction in the base salary of all of the Registrant’s other Executive Officers for the five-month period beginning on May 1, 2020 and ending on September 30, 2020.


Item 9.01.        Financial Statements and Exhibits


(d) Exhibits.


Exhibit Number








Press Release dated May 6, 2020.


Cover Page Interactive Data File (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: May 6, 2020










/s/ Kenneth R. Lepage



Kenneth R. Lepage



General Counsel, Chief Human Resources Officer

& Secretary