- Current report filing (8-K)

Date : 06/12/2012 @ 4:35PM
Source : Edgar (US Regulatory)
Stock : General Electric Company (GE)
Quote : 13.99  0.33 (2.42%) @ 12:05AM
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- Current report filing (8-K)

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)  June 12, 2012
General Electric Company
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
New York
(State or other jurisdiction
of incorporation)
File Number)
(IRS Employer
Identification No.)
3135 Easton Turnpike, Fairfield, Connecticut
(Address of principal executive offices)
(Zip Code)
Registrant’s telephone number, including area code   (203) 373-2211
(Former name or former address, if changed since last report.)

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:
Written communications pursuant to Rule 425 under the Securities Act (17 CFR 230.425)
Soliciting material pursuant to Rule 14a-12 under the Exchange Act (17 CFR 240.14a-12)
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Pre-commencement communications pursuant to Rule 13e-4(c) under the Exchange Act (17 CFR 240.13e-4(c))





Item 5.02. Departure of Directors or Certain Officers; Election of Directors; Appointment of Certain Officers; Compensatory Arrangements of Certain Officers.

On June 8, 2012, the Board of Directors of General Electric Company (the “Company”) elected Marijn Dekkers to the Company’s Board of Directors, effective June 12, 2012.  Mr. Dekkers is Chairman of the Management Board of Bayer AG.  In connection with Mr. Dekkers’ election, the Board of Directors increased its size from sixteen to seventeen directors, and Mr. Dekkers joined the Board of Directors to fill the resulting vacancy.
The Board of Directors has determined that Mr. Dekkers is an independent director under the New York Stock Exchange listing standards and the Company's independence guidelines, as set forth in its Governance Principles.

Mr. Dekkers will participate in the compensation and benefit program for non-management directors as described on pages 12 through 14 of the Company’s Proxy Statement for its Annual Meeting of Shareowners held on April 25, 2012 (filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on March 9, 2012).

The Board has not yet appointed Mr. Dekkers to any Board committee.





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.
General Electric Company
Date: June 12, 2012
/s/ Jamie S. Miller
Jamie S. Miller
Vice President, Controller and Chief Accounting Officer



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