Watts Water (WTS)

Filed: 16 Mar 21, 8:37am





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

Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported): March 16, 2021


(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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Title of each class



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Class A Common Stock, par value $0.10 per share


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Item 8.01        Other Events


On March 16, 2021, Watts Water Technologies, Inc. (the “Registrant”) publicly disclosed its intention to begin consultations with the appropriate works council in regard to a plan to relocate production from its manufacturing facility in Méry, France primarily to other facilities of the Registrant and subsequently to close its facility in Méry. The Registrant expects that the works council consultation process will last approximately two months, after which the Registrant’s Board of Directors will make a determination whether to approve the restructuring plan. If the Registrant’s Board of Directors approves the restructuring plan, the charges expected to be incurred in connection with such plan are anticipated to be material to the Registrant.

This Current Report on Form 8-K includes “forward-looking statements” as defined in the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995, including statements relating to whether our Board of Directors will decide to approve the proposed restructuring plan, the timing of any such approval and the materiality of the expenses associated with the restructuring plan. You should not rely on forward-looking statements because our actual results may differ materially from those predicted as a result of a number of potential risks and uncertainties. These potential risks and uncertainties include, but are not limited to, compliance with all legal obligations under French law with respect to the proposed restructuring plan, approval of proposed social benefit plans by the appropriate labor authorities, the scope of the final restructuring plan, and other risks and uncertainties discussed under the heading “Item 1A. Risk Factors” and in Note 15 of the Notes to the Consolidated Financial Statements in our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2020, each as filed with the SEC, as well as risk factors disclosed in our subsequent filings with the SEC. We undertake no duty to update the information contained in this Press Release, except as required by law.




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: March 16, 2021










/s/ Kenneth R. Lepage



Kenneth R. Lepage



General Counsel, Chief Human Resources Officer

& Secretary