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) November 12, 2012
GAMCO INVESTORS, INC.
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
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Item 8.01. Other Events.
On November 12, 2012, GAMCO Investors, Inc. announced that its Board of Directors has accelerated the lapse of restrictions on all outstanding restricted stock awards (“RSAs”) effective on November 13, 2012. There are 369,100 RSAs outstanding. GAMCO will incur a fourth quarter non-cash charge of $10.1 million or $0.22 per diluted share (after management fee and tax benefit) as a result of the acceleration. GAMCO had previously recorded non-cash charges of $2.6 million or $0.06 per diluted share during the first three quarters of 2012 bringing the full amount expensed in 2012 to $12.7 million or $0.28 per diluted share. The comparable financial results in 2013 will benefit from the absence of this stock compensation expense.
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.
GAMCO Investors, Inc.
By: /s/ Robert S. Zuccaro
Robert S. Zuccaro
Executive Vice-President and Chief Financial Officer