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 7, 2012
TRIUMPH GROUP, INC.
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
(Registrant's telephone number, including area code)
(Former name or former address, if changed since last report.)
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On November 7, 2012, Triumph Group, Inc. (the "Company") expanded the size of its board of directors from nine (9) members to eleven (11) members, and appointed two (2) new directors, John G. Drosdick and William L. Mansfield.
Mr. Drosdick, age 69, served as the Chairman, President, and Chief Executive Officer of Sunoco, Inc. from June 2000 through August 2008, and as the Chairman of Sunoco Partners, LLC, a subsidiary of Sunoco, Inc. and the general partner of Sunoco Logistics Partners, L.P., a publicly traded master limited partnership, from February 2002 through October 2008. Mr. Drosdick also serves as a director of United States Steel Corporation, H.J. Heinz Company and PNC Funds.
Mr. Mansfield, age 63, served as the Chairman of the Board of The Valspar Corporation from August 2007 through June 2012 and served as that company's Chief Executive Officer from February 2005 to June 2011 and as its President from February 2005 through February 2008. Mr. Mansfield also serves as a director of Bemis Company, Inc. and Georgia Gulf Corporation.
There are no arrangements or understandings between either Mr. Drosdick or Mr. Mansfield and any other person pursuant to which he was elected to the Board, and there are no relationships between either Mr. Drosdick or Mr. Mansfield and the Company that would require disclosure under Item 404(a) of Regulation S-K of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended. The Company compensates independent directors with an annual retainer of $50,000, excluding additional amounts payable in respect of Board committees on which a director may serve. Each of Mr. Drosdick and Mr. Mansfield received an initial grant of 5,000 deferred stock units under the Company's Amended and Restated Directors' Stock Incentive Plan upon joining the Company's board of directors.
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.