SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, DC 20549
CURRENT REPORT PURSUANT
TO SECTION 13 OR 15(d) OF THE
SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934
Date of Report November 26, 2012
(Date of earliest event reported)
BEMIS COMPANY, INC.
(Exact name of Registrant as specified in its charter)
Commission File Number 1-5277
One Neenah Center, 4th Floor, P.O. Box 669, Neenah, Wisconsin 54957-0669
(Address of principal executive offices)
Registrants telephone number, including area code: (920) 727-4100
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):
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Item 5.03 Amendments to Articles of Incorporation or Bylaws; Change in Fiscal Year.
On November 26, 2012, the Board of Directors of Bemis Company, Inc. (the Company) approved an amendment to Section 2 of Article II of the Companys Amended By-Laws to phase-in a declassification of the Board of Directors commencing with the directors elected at the 2014 annual meeting of shareholders. Directors elected at and after that meeting will be elected to one year terms. Although the change in director terms does not take effect until the 2014 annual meeting, the Amended By-Laws became effective immediately upon adoption.
The Amended By-Laws, as amended and restated to reflect the amendment described above, are filed as Exhibit 3(ii) hereto.
Item 9.01 Financial Statements and Exhibits.
3(ii) Amended By-Laws, as amended and restated on November 26, 2012
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, thereunto duly authorized.
BEMIS COMPANY, INC.