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ORLY O`Reilly Automotive

Filed: 5 May 21, 4:30pm

UNITED STATES

SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION

WASHINGTON, DC 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 4, 2021

O’Reilly Automotive, Inc.

(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)

Missouri

000-21318

27-4358837

(State or other jurisdiction

Commission file

(I.R.S. Employer

of incorporation or organization)

number

Identification No.)

233 South Patterson Avenue

Springfield, Missouri 65802

(Address of principal executive offices, Zip code)

(417) 862-6708

(Registrant’s telephone number, including area code)

Not applicable

(Former name, former address and former fiscal year, 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):

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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 $0.01 par value

ORLY

The NASDAQ Stock Market LLC

(NASDAQ Global Select Market)

Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is an emerging growth company as defined in Rule 405 of Securities Act of 1933 (230.405) or Rule 12b-2 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (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.  

Section 8 – Other Events

Item 8.01 – Other Events

On May 4, 2021, Jeff Shaw, Chief Operating Officer and Co-President of O’Reilly Automotive, Inc. (the “Company”), established a plan in accordance with Rule 10b5-1 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, for the trading of the Company’s common stock.  The plan provides for option exercises and subsequent sales of specified share amounts at specific market prices, subject to specified limitations.  The plan was established for the purpose of facilitating the exercise and subsequent sale of stock options with a ten-year contractual life that are due to expire between January 2026 through February 2028.  The plan was established during the Company’s unrestricted trading window and at a time when Mr. Shaw was not in possession of material, non-public information about the Company.  Mr. Shaw has informed the Company that he will publicly disclose, as required by federal securities laws, any option exercises and stock sales made under this plan.

SIGNATURES

Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.

Date: May 5, 2021

O’REILLY AUTOMOTIVE, INC.

By:

/s/ Thomas McFall

Thomas McFall

Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer

(principal financial and accounting officer)