SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, D.C. 20549
CURRENT REPORT PURSUANT TO SECTION
13 OR 15(d) OF
THE SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934
January 30, 2013
Date of Report (Date of earliest event
QUAKER CHEMICAL CORPORATION
(Exact name of Registrant as specified
in its charter)
Commission File Number 001-12019
|(State or other jurisdiction of
incorporation or organization)
One Quaker Park
901 E. Hector Street
Conshohocken, Pennsylvania 19428
|(Address of principal executive offices)|
|(Registrant’s telephone number, including area code)|
|(Former name or former address, if changed since last report)|
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INFORMATION TO BE INCLUDED IN THE REPORT
|Item 5.02.||Departure of Directors or Certain Officers; Election
of Directors; Appointment of Certain Officers; Compensatory Arrangements of Certain Officers.
On January 30, 2013,
the Board of Directors (the "Board") of Quaker Chemical Corporation (the "Company") decided to temporarily
increase the size of the Board from nine to ten and appointed Mark A. Douglas as an additional member, effective on such date.
Also on January 30, 2013, Edwin J. Delattre, a member of the Board, announced his decision to retire from the Board at the end
of his current term at the Company's 2013 annual meeting of shareholders that will be held on May 8, 2013. Dr. Delattre serves
on the Board's Compensation/Management Development and Governance Committees.
Mr. Douglas' compensation
will be consistent with the Company's previously disclosed compensatory arrangements for non-employee directors, which are described
in the Company's most recent proxy statement filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on March 30, 2012, file number 001-12019,
under the heading "Director Compensation." Such compensation consists of an annual cash retainer and a time-based restricted
stock award, as determined for each Board year by the Board's Governance Committee, as well as a fee for each Board meeting attended.
Mr. Douglas' annual retainer will be prorated to reflect the commencement date of his service on the Board.
A copy of the press
release announcing the appointment of Mr. Douglas to the Company's Board and the retirement of Dr. Delatrre is attached as Exhibit
99.1 to this Current Report on Form 8-K. Exhibit 99.1 shall not be deemed "filed" for purposes of Section 18 of the Securities
Exchange Act of 1934, as amended (the "Exchange Act"), nor shall it be deemed incorporated by reference in any filing
under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, or the Exchange Act, except as shall be expressly set forth by specific reference
in such filing.
|Item 9.01.||Financial Statements and Exhibits.
The following exhibits are included as
part of this report:
||Press Release of Quaker Chemical Corporation dated January 31, 2013. |
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.
||QUAKER CHEMICAL CORPORATION
|Date: January 31, 2013
||/s/ D. JEFFRY BENOLIEL
D. Jeffry Benoliel
Vice President – Global
Metalworking and Fluid Power
and Corporate Secretary