Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934


November 14, 2018
Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported)


Wabash National Corporation 

(Exact Name of Registrant as Specified in its Charter)


DELAWARE   001-10883   52-1375208
(State or other jurisdiction
of Incorporation)
File Number)
  (I.R.S. Employer
Identification No.)


1000 Sagamore Parkway South,
Lafayette, Indiana
  47905   765-771-5310
(Address of principal executive offices)   (Zip Code)   (Registrant’s telephone number including area code)


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Item 8.01Other Events.


On November 14, 2018, Wabash National Corporation (the “Company”) announced that its board of directors approved a 6.7% increase in the Company’s regular quarterly dividend, from $0.075 per share to $0.08 per share of common stock. The dividend declared is payable January 24, 2019, to stockholders of record on January 3, 2019.


In addition, on November 15, 2018, the Company announced that its board of directors authorized the Company to repurchase up to an additional $100 million of its common stock through February 2022, representing approximately 12 percent of the company’s current market capitalization. This is an increase to the existing repurchase program approved in February 2017, of which approximately $5 million was available as of November 14, 2018. Stock repurchases under this program may be made in the open market or in private transactions at times and in amounts determined by the Company.  The Company, at its sole discretion, may limit or terminate the stock repurchase program at any time based on market conditions, liquidity needs or other factors.








Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.


Date:  November 15, 2018 By:

/s/ Jeffery L. Taylor

    Jeffery L. Taylor  
    Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer