Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of the

Securities Exchange Act of 1934

Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported) November 23, 2011



GenCorp Inc.

(Exact name of registrant as specified in charter)




Ohio   1-01520   34-0244000

(State or other jurisdiction

of incorporation)



File Number)


(IRS Employer

Identification No.)

Highway 50 and Aerojet Road, Rancho Cordova, California   95742
(Address of principal executive offices)   (Zip Code)

Registrant’s telephone number, including area code (916) 355-4000


(Former name or former address, if changed since last report)



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Item 8.01. Other Events.

On November 23, 2011, GenCorp Inc. (the “Company”), and its wholly-owned subsidiary, Aerojet-General Corporation, entered into a settlement agreement with the United States Attorney in Sacramento, California, acting on behalf of the United States of America, in connection with a subpoena the Company received on January 6, 2010 relating to the allowability of certain costs under its U.S. Government-related prime and subcontracts. In connection with the settlement, the Company paid $3.3 million and agreed not to seek reimbursement for the costs of the investigation and defense of this issue. The investigation focused on certain corporate costs incurred with respect to unusual proxy expenses in 2004 and 2006. The Company cooperated fully with the investigation.


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.


November 29, 2011     GENCORP INC.
    By:    /s/ Kathleen E. Redd

Name: Kathleen E. Redd

Title: Vice President, Chief Financial Officer and Secretary