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): November 16, 2012






(Exact Name of Registrant as Specified in its Charter)




Delaware   1-13888   27-2496053

(State or Other

Jurisdiction of Incorporation)



File Number)


(I.R.S. Employer

Identification Number)

12900 Snow Road

Parma, Ohio 44130

(Address of Principal Executive Offices, including Zip Code)

Registrant’s Telephone Number, including Area Code: 216-676-2000



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Item 8.01. Other Events

Effective November 16, 2012, Ferrell P. McClean, Director (“Director”), entered into a written sales plan intended to comply with Rule 10b5-1 under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (“10b5-1 Plan”).

The 10b5-1 Plan was implemented because of the short duration remaining on the stock options covered by the 10b5-1 Plan and applies only to stock options that would otherwise expire by their terms on or before January 14, 2013. The 10b5-1 Plan does not cover any other stock options or common stock interests that the Director otherwise holds. The 10b5-1 Plan also provides for the contemporaneous sales of shares of GrafTech’s common stock issued as a result of such exercises. Under the 10b5-1 Plan the options will be exercised, subject to the attainment of certain minimum price thresholds which are above the current stock price level, at their stated exercise price and the shares issued will be sold under the 10b5-1 Plan on the open market at then prevailing prices.

The Director’s remaining currently outstanding stock options not covered by the 10b5-1 Plan expire January 15, 2014. The Director’s other holdings include GrafTech stock that she purchased, as well as vested and unvested restricted stock issued pursuant to incentive plans approved by GrafTech’s stockholders.

As of the date hereof, the Director’s holdings are as follows:


     Stock Options
Covered by
Trading Plan
     Stock Options Not
Covered by
Trading Plan
     Other Common
Stock Holdings
Not Covered
by Trading Plan

Ferrell P. McClean

     12,800         3,500         80,898   

GrafTech does not undertake to report Rule 10b5-1 plans that may be adopted by any employees, officers or directors of GrafTech in the future or to report any modifications or termination of any publicly announced 10b5-1 plans except to the extent 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, thereunto duly authorized.


Date: November 21, 2012     By:   John D. Moran

John D. Moran

Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary