As filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on February 3, 2012
Registration No. 333-
SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
WASHINGTON, D.C. 20549
THE SECURITIES ACT OF 1933
APPLIED INDUSTRIAL TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
(Exact name of Registrant as specified in its charter)
(State or other jurisdiction of
incorporation or organization)
One Applied Plaza,
|(Address of Principal Executive Offices)||(Zip Code)|
Applied Industrial Technologies, Inc.
2011 Long-Term Performance Plan
(Full title of the plan)
Fred D. Bauer
Vice President-General Counsel and Secretary
Applied Industrial Technologies, Inc.
One Applied Plaza, Cleveland, Ohio 44115
(Name and address of agent for service)
(Telephone number, including area code, of agent for service)
With copy to:
David A. Zagore
Squire Sanders (US) LLP
4900 Key Tower, 127 Public Square
Cleveland, Ohio 44114-1304
Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is a large accelerated filer, an accelerated filer, a non-accelerated filer or a smaller reporting company. See the definitions of large accelerated filer, accelerated filer and smaller reporting company in Rule 12b-2 of the Exchange Act. (Check one):
|Large accelerated filer||x||Accelerated filer||¨|
|Non-accelerated filer||¨||(Do not check if a smaller reporting company)||Smaller reporting company||¨|
CALCULATION OF REGISTRATION FEE
Title of Securities
to be Registered
per Share (2)
Offering Price (2)
Common Stock, no par value(3)
|(1)||Pursuant to Rule 416(a) under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the Securities Act), this Registration Statement includes an undetermined number of additional shares of common stock that may be issued if the anti-dilution provisions of the plan become operative.|
|(2)||Estimated solely for the purpose of calculating the amount of the registration fee. Pursuant to Securities Act Rule 457(c), the proposed maximum offering price per unit is calculated as the average of the high and low prices for the Common Stock as reported by the New York Stock Exchange consolidated reporting system as of January 27, 2012.|
|(3)||The securities to be registered include options and rights to acquire Common Stock.|
The documents containing the information specified in Part I of From S-8 will be sent or given to the participants as specified by Rule 428(b)(1) of the Securities Act. Such documents and the documents incorporated by reference herein pursuant to Item 3 of Part II of this Form, taken together, constitute a prospectus that meets the requirements of Section 10(a) of the Securities Act.
INFORMATION REQUIRED IN THE REGISTRATION STATEMENT
Item 3. Incorporation of Certain Documents by Reference.
Applied Industrial Technologies (Registrant) incorporates by reference and makes part of this Registration Statement the following documents:
|(a)||The Registrants Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended June 30, 2011, filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission (the Commission) pursuant to the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended (the Exchange Act);|
|(b)||The Registrants Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q filed with the Commission on November 2, 2011 and February 2, 2012;|
|(c)||The Registrants Current Reports on Form 8-K filed with the Commission on August 9, 2011, August 12, 2011, October 17, 2011, October 25, 2011, October 31, 2011, December 14, 2011, December 22, 2011 and January 25, 2012; and|
|(d)||The Appendix to the Registrants Definitive Proxy material filed with the Commission on September 9, 2011, setting forth the Applied Industrial Technologies, Inc. 2011 Long-Term Performance Plan.|
|(e)||The description of the Common Stock, no par value, of the Registrant (Common Stock) contained in the Registrants Registration Statement on Form S-4 (Commission File No. 333-27801) filed with the Commission on May 23, 1997, and any amendments or reports filed for the purpose of updating such description.|
Until the Registrant files a post-effective amendment to this Registration Statement indicating that all securities offered have been sold, or deregistering all such securities which remain unsold, all documents subsequently filed by the Registrant or the Applied Industrial Technologies, Inc. 2011 Long-Term Performance Plan (the Plan) pursuant to Sections 13(a), 13(c), 14 and 15(d) of the Exchange Act, shall be deemed to be incorporated by reference in this Registration Statement and to be a part hereof from the date of filing such documents.
Item 4. Description of Securities.
Item 5. Interests of Named Experts and Counsel
Item 6. Indemnification of Directors and Officers.
Ohio law permits the Registrant to indemnify a director, officer, employee and certain other persons (Covered Persons) against expenses, judgments, fines, and settlements reasonably incurred in a nonderivative suit, and against expenses reasonably incurred in a derivative suit, if the Covered Person acted in good faith and in a manner reasonably believed to be in or not opposed to the best interests of the Registrant. In addition, Ohio law permits the Registrant to indemnify a Covered Person in a criminal action or proceeding, other than in a derivative suit, if the person had no reasonable cause to believe his or her conduct was unlawful.
Unless ordered by a court, no indemnification of expenses in a derivative suit is authorized by Ohio law if the Covered Person is finally adjudged to be liable for negligence or misconduct in the performance of his or her duty to the corporation. However, if a Covered Person is successful on the merits or in defense of any matter, indemnification of expenses is mandatory. In addition, under Ohio law, a directors expenses shall be paid by the corporation as they are incurred, provided the director agrees to reasonably cooperate with the corporation and to repay the amounts advanced if it is proved by clear and convincing evidence that the directors action or failure to act was done with deliberate intent to cause injury or with reckless disregard for the best interests of the corporation.
Under Ohio law, a director is generally not liable for monetary damages unless it is proved by clear and convincing evidence that the directors action or failure to act was undertaken with deliberate intent to cause injury to the corporation or with reckless disregard for the best interests of the corporation. There is, however, no comparable provision limiting the liability of officers, employees, or agents of a corporation. The statutory right to indemnification is not exclusive and is in addition to any other rights granted to persons seeking indemnification.
The Registrants Regulations provide that the Registrant shall indemnify its directors and officers to the full extent permitted by Ohio law, including circumstances in which indemnification is otherwise discretionary under Ohio law.
The Registrant has entered into indemnification agreements with its officers and directors containing provisions that are in some respects broader than the specific indemnification provisions contained in the Ohio Law. The indemnification agreements may require the Registrant, among other things, to indemnify its directors against certain liabilities that may arise by reason of their status or service as directors (other than liabilities arising from willful misconduct or willful disregard of duties), to advance their expenses incurred as a result of any proceeding against them as to which they could be indemnified, and to obtain directors insurance if available on reasonable terms.
The Registrant has also obtained directors and officers liability insurance covering, subject to certain exceptions, actions taken by the Registrants directors and officers in their capacities as such.
Item 7. Exemption From Registration Claimed.
Item 8. Exhibits.
The Exhibits to this Registration Statement are listed in the Exhibit Index, which Exhibit Index is incorporated herein by this reference.
Item 9. Undertakings.
(a) The undersigned Registrant hereby undertakes:
(1) To file, during any period in which offers or sales are being made, a post-effective amendment to this registration statement:
|(i)||to include any prospectus required by Section 10(a)(3) of the Securities Act;|
|(ii)||to reflect in the prospectus any facts or events arising after the effective date of the registration statement (or the most recent post-effective amendment thereof) which, individually or in the aggregate, represent a fundamental change in the information set forth in the registration statement. Notwithstanding the foregoing, any increase or decrease in volume of securities offered (if the total dollar value of securities offered would not exceed that which was registered) and any deviation from the low or high end of the estimated maximum offering range may be reflected in the form of prospectus filed with the Commission pursuant to Rule 424(b) if, in the aggregate, the changes in volume and price represent no more than a 20% change in the maximum aggregate offering price set forth in the Calculation of Registration Fee table in the effective registration statement;|
|(iii)||to include any material information with respect to the plan of distribution not previously disclosed in the registration statement or any material change to such information in the registration statement; provided, however, that paragraphs (i) and (ii) do not apply if the information required to be included in a post-effective amendment by those paragraphs is contained in periodic reports filed with or furnished to the Commission by the Registrant pursuant to Section 13 or Section 15(d) of the Exchange Act of 1934 that are incorporated by reference in this registration statement.|
(2) That, for the purpose of determining any liability under the Securities Act, each such post-effective amendment shall be deemed to be a new registration statement relating to the securities offered therein, and the offering of such securities at that time shall be deemed to be the initial bona fide offering thereof.
(3) To remove from registration by means of a post-effective amendment any of the securities being registered which remain unsold at the termination of the offering.
(b) The undersigned Registrant hereby undertakes that, for purposes of determining any liability under the Securities Act, each filing of the Registrants annual report pursuant to Section 13(a) or Section 15(d) of the Exchange Act (and, where
applicable, each filing of an employee benefit plans annual report pursuant to Section 15(d) of the Exchange Act) that is incorporated by reference in the registration statement shall be deemed to be a new registration statement relating to the securities offered therein, and the offering of such securities at that time shall be deemed to be the initial bona fide offering thereof.
(c) Insofar as indemnification for liabilities arising under the Securities Act may be permitted to directors, officers and controlling persons of the Registrant pursuant to the foregoing provisions, or otherwise, the Registrant has been advised that in the opinion of the Commission such indemnification is against public policy as expressed in the Securities Act and is, therefore, unenforceable. In the event that a claim for indemnification against such liabilities (other than the payment by the Registrant of expenses incurred or paid by a director, officer or controlling person of the Registrant in the successful defense of any action, suit or proceeding) is asserted by such director, officer or controlling person in connection with the securities being registered, the Registrant will, unless in the opinion of its counsel the matter has been settled by controlling precedent, submit to a court of appropriate jurisdiction the question of whether such indemnification by it is against public policy as expressed in the Securities Act and will be governed by the final adjudication of such issue.
Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Act of 1933, the Registrant certifies that it has reasonable grounds to believe that it meets all of the requirements for filing on Form S-8 and has duly caused this Registration Statement to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned, thereunto duly authorized, in the City of Cleveland, and the State of Ohio, on January 27, 2012.
|APPLIED INDUSTRIAL TECHNOLOGIES, INC.|
|Neil A. Schrimsher, Chief Executive Officer|
Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Act of 1933, this Registration Statement has been signed by the following persons in their indicated capacities as of the 27th day of January, 2012.
|Chief Executive Officer and Director|
|Neil A. Schrimsher||(Principal Executive Officer)|
|Vice President, Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer|
|Mark O. Eisele||(Principal Financial Officer)|
|Corporate Controller (Principal Accounting Officer)|
|Daniel T. Brezovec|
|William G. Bares|
|Thomas A. Commes|
Peter A. Dorsman
|L. Thomas Hiltz|
|Director and Chairperson|
|John F. Meier|
|J. Michael Moore|
|Dr. Jerry Sue Thornton|
|Peter C. Wallace|
|4(a)||Amended and Restated Articles of Incorporation of Applied Industrial Technologies, Inc., as amended on October 25, 2005 (filed as Exhibit 3(a) to Applieds Form 10-Q for the quarter ended December 31, 2005, SEC File No. 1-2299, and incorporated herein by reference).|
|4(b)||Code of Regulations of Applied Industrial Technologies, Inc., as amended on October 19, 1999 (filed as Exhibit 3(b) to Applieds Form 10-Q for the quarter ended September 30, 1999, SEC File No. 1-2299, and incorporated herein by reference).|
|4(c)||Certificate of Merger of Bearings, Inc. (Ohio) and Bearings, Inc. (Delaware) filed with the Ohio Secretary of State on October 18, 1988, including an Agreement and Plan of Reorganization dated September 6, 1988 (filed as Exhibit 4(a) to Registrants Registration Statement on Form S-4 filed May 23, 1997, Registration No. 333-27801, and incorporated herein by reference).|
|4(d)||Private Shelf Agreement dated as of November 27, 1996, between Applied and Prudential Investment Management, Inc. (assignee of The Prudential Insurance Company of America), conformed to show all amendments (filed as Exhibit 4.2 to Applieds Form 10-Q for the quarter ended March 31, 2010, SEC File No. 1-2299, and incorporated herein by reference).|
|4(e)||Credit Agreement dated as of June 3, 2005, among Applied, KeyBank National Association as Agent, and various financial institutions (filed as Exhibit 4.7 to Applieds Form 10-Q for the quarter ended December 31, 2009, SEC File No. 1-2299, and incorporated herein by reference).|
|4(f)||First Amendment Agreement dated as of June 6, 2007, among Applied, KeyBank National Association as Agent, and various financial institutions, amending June 3, 2005 Credit Agreement (filed as Exhibit 4 to Applieds Form 8-K dated June 11, 2007, SEC File No. 1-2299, and incorporated herein by reference).|
|5||Opinion of Squire Sanders (US) LLP as to the legality of the securities registered. (attached).|
|15||Independent Registered Public Accounting Firms Letter of Awareness (attached).|
|23(a)||Consent of Deloitte & Touche LLP (attached).|
|23(b)||Consent of Squire Sanders (US) LLP (contained in Exhibit 5).|
|*||All exhibits hereto are being filed through incorporation by reference, unless otherwise indicated.|