SECURITIES & EXCHANGE COMMISSION
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):
May 16, 2013
McCormick & Company, Incorporated
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
(State or other jurisdiction
18 Loveton Circle
(Address of principal executive offices)
Registrant's telephone number, including area code: (410) 771-7301
Check the appropriate box below if the Form 8-K filing is intended to simultaneously satisfy the filing obligation of the registrant under any of the following provisions (see General Instruction A.2. below):
[ ] Written communications pursuant to Rule 425 under the Securities Act (17 CFR 230.425)
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Item 5.02(b) Departure of Directors or Certain Officers.
Kenneth A. Kelly, Jr., Senior Vice President & Controller, has determined that he will retire from McCormick & Company, Incorporated at the end of December 2013. From now until his retirement, Mr. Kelly will continue to serve in his current role.
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.
McCORMICK & COMPANY, INCORPORATED
Date: May 16, 2013
/s/ W. Geoffrey Carpenter
W. Geoffrey Carpenter
Vice President, General Counsel & Secretary