Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of the

Securities Exchange Act of 1934

Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported) – January 17, 2013



SIFCO Industries, Inc.

(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)




Ohio   1-5978   34-0553950

(State or other jurisdiction

of incorporation)



File Number)


(IRS Employer

Identification No.)

970 East 64th Street, Cleveland Ohio   44103
(Address of principal executive offices)   (ZIP Code)

Registrant’s telephone number, including area code: (216) 881-8600


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



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Section 5 – Corporate Governance and Management


Item 5.02. Departure of Directors or Certain Officers; Election of Directors; Appointment of Certain Officers; Compensatory Arrangements of Certain Officers.

Effective January 17, 2013, Dennis P. Hido became the Corporate Controller and Principal Accounting Officer of SIFCO Industries, Inc. (the “Company”). Mr. Hido, 49, was previously the Chief Financial Officer and Director of Operations for Henry Schein Medical Systems and also served as the Controller for PTC Alliance.

Mr. Hido replaces former Corporate Controller and Principal Accounting Officer, Remigijus H. Belzinskas, who assumed other non-executive responsibilities at the Company.

Item 5.07 Submission of Matters to a Vote of Security Holders

On January 17, 2013, the Company held its Annual Meeting of shareholders. The following matters set forth in our definitive proxy statement on Schedule 14A dated November 30, 2012 and filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission were voted on at our Annual Meeting of shareholders and the results of such voting is indicated below.


1. The seven (7) nominees listed below were elected as directors of the Company, each to serve on the Board of Directors until the Company’s Annual Meeting in 2014, with the respective votes set forth opposite their names:


Name of Director

   Votes For      Votes Withheld      Non Votes  

Jeffrey P. Gotschall

     4,271,179         104,404         630,276   

Michael S. Lipscomb

     4,311,244         64,339         630,276   

Donald C. Molten Jr.

     4,271,258         104,325         630,276   

John G. Chapman, Sr.

     4,295,442         80,141         630,276   

Alayne L. Reitman

     4,274,527         101,056         630,276   

Norman E. Wells, Jr.

     4,293,249         82,334         630,276   

Hudson D. Smith

     4,285,261         90,322         630,276   


2. Ratify the designation of Grant Thornton LLP as the independent registered public accounting firm of the Company for 2013. Voting results on this proposal were as follows:









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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.



SIFCO Industries, Inc.


Date: January 23, 2013    

/s/ Catherine M. Kramer

    Catherine M. Kramer
    Vice President – Finance and Chief Financial Officer
    (Principal Financial Officer)


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