FAST Fastenal


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) April 24, 2020
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)

(State or other jurisdiction
of incorporation)
(Commission File Number)(IRS Employer Identification No.)

2001 Theurer Boulevard, Winona, Minnesota         55987-1500
(Address of principal executive offices)             (Zip Code)

Registrant's telephone number, including area code:   (507) 454-5374
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 classTrading Symbol(s)Name of each exchange on which registered
Common stock, par value $.01 per shareFASTThe Nasdaq Stock Market LLC
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    Emerging Growth Company 
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Item 5.02. Departure of Directors or Certain Officers; Election of Directors; Appointment of Certain Officers; Compensatory Arrangements of Certain Officers.
In response to the current business environment as impacted by COVID-19, Fastenal Company (the 'Company') is taking several precautionary measures and adjusting its operational needs, including a suspension of performance bonus programs to employees above certain compensation levels during the second quarter (April through June) of 2020. As part of these measures, the Company has suspended payments under the Company’s Incentive Plan for its named executive officers during the second quarter (April through June) of 2020.
Also, the Company is reducing director meeting fees from $4,000 to $2,000 (plus reimbursement of reasonable expenses) for attendance at each regular or special meeting of the board and each committee meeting, including meetings of independent directors for the months of May, June, and July of 2020. Additionally, the Chairman’s monthly fee, in lieu of meeting attendance fees, will be reduced from $25,000 to $12,500 during the months of May, June, and July of 2020.
Item 9.01. Financial Statements and Exhibits.

 Description of Document
104 The cover page from the Current Report on Form 8-K formatted in Inline XBRL.

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.
  Fastenal Company
April 28, 2020By:/s/   SHERYL A. LISOWSKI
Sheryl A. Lisowski
Controller, Chief Accounting Officer, and Treasurer