SECURITIES AND 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): March 3, 2017
THE DAVEY TREE EXPERT COMPANY
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
(State or other jurisdiction
(Employer Identification Number)
1500 North Mantua Street
P.O. Box 5193
Kent, Ohio 44240
(Address of principal executive offices) (Zip Code)
(Registrant's telephone number, including area code)
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Departure of Directors or Certain Officers; Election of Directors; Appointment of Certain Officers; Compensatory Arrangements of Certain Officers.
On March 3, 2017, the Board of Directors of The Davey Tree Expert Company (the “Company”) approved an amendment to the Company’s 401KSOP Match Restoration Plan (the “Restoration Plan”). The Restoration Plan, a nonqualified retirement plan, was adopted in 2003 for the benefit of certain participants in The Davey 401KSOP and ESOP savings plan, including executive officers, management and/or highly compensated employees and supplements employee benefits that are restricted due to limitations imposed by the Internal Revenue Service.
The amendment to the Restoration Plan, effective as of January 1, 2017, provides for (1) a change in the definition of a participant to limit new entrants to those individuals designated as a participant in the Company’s Long Term Incentive Plan and (2) a change in the interest rate for employee accounts maintained under the Restoration Plan from seven percent per annum to the rate in effect under the Company’s Payroll Savings Program.
The foregoing description of the amendment to the Restoration Plan does not purport to be complete and is qualified in its entirety by reference to the full text of the amendment, a copy of which is filed as Exhibit 10.1 to this Current Report on Form 8-K and incorporated herein by reference.
Financial Statements and Exhibits.
Second Amendment to The Davey Tree Expert Company 401KSOP Match Restoration Plan, dated March 3, 2017 (effective as of January 1, 2017).
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.
THE DAVEY TREE EXPERT COMPANY
/s/ Joseph R. Paul
Joseph R. Paul, Executive Vice President,
Chief Financial Officer and Secretary
Date: March 9, 2017