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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) December 9, 2019

General Electric Company
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
New York 001-00035 14-0689340
(State or other jurisdiction (Commission (IRS Employer
of incorporation) File Number) Identification No.)
5 Necco Street, Boston, MA 02210
(Address of principal executive offices) (Zip Code)

Registrant’s telephone number, including area code (617) 443-3000

41 Farnsworth Street, Boston, MA 02210
(Former name or former address, if changed since last report.)

Securities registered pursuant to Section 12(b) of the Act:

Title of each class Trading Symbol(s) Name of each exchange on which registered
Common stock, par value $0.06 per share GE New York Stock Exchange
Floating Rate Notes due 2020 GE 20E New York Stock Exchange
0.375% Notes due 2022 GE 22A New York Stock Exchange
1.250% Notes due 2023 GE 23E New York Stock Exchange
0.875% Notes due 2025 GE 25 New York Stock Exchange
1.875% Notes due 2027 GE 27E New York Stock Exchange
1.500% Notes due 2029 GE 29 New York Stock Exchange
7 1/2% Guaranteed Subordinated Notes due 2035 GE /35 New York Stock Exchange
2.125% Notes due 2037 GE 37 New York Stock Exchange

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)
Pre-commencement communications pursuant to Rule 14d-2(b) under the Exchange Act (17 CFR 240.14d-2(b))
Pre-commencement communications pursuant to Rule 13e-4(c) under the Exchange Act (17 CFR 240.13e-4(c))

Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is an emerging growth company as defined in Rule 405 of the Securities Act of 1933 (§230.405 of this chapter) or Rule 12b-2 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (§240.12b-2 of this chapter).

Emerging growth company     

If an emerging growth company, indicate by check mark if the registrant has elected not to use the extended transition period for complying with any new or revised financial accounting standards provided pursuant to Section 13(a) of the Exchange Act.     ☐


Item 5.03. Amendments to Articles of Incorporation or Bylaws; Change in Fiscal Year.

On December 9, 2019, General Electric Company ("GE" or the "Company") filed with the Secretary of State of New York a Certificate of Change (the "Certificate of Change") to its restated Certificate of Incorporation (the "Certificate of Incorporation").

The Certificate of Change amends GE's Certificate of Incorporation to reflect the relocation of GE's headquarters and to provide that the Secretary of State of New York, as the Company's agent for service of process, shall mail a copy of any process served upon him or her to the Company's Vice President, Litigation, at 5 Necco Street, Boston, Massachusetts 02210.

A copy of the Certificate of Change is included as Exhibit 3.1 hereto and is incorporated by reference herein.

Item 9.01. Financial Statements and Exhibits.

(d) Exhibits

The following exhibit is filed herewith:

Exhibit 3.1       Certificate of Change to GE's Certificate of Incorporation updating the address for service of process, dated December 9, 2019.
Exhibit 104   The cover page of this Current Report on Form 8-K formatted as Inline XBRL.



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: December 9, 2019 /s/ Christoph A. Pereira
Christoph A. Pereira
Vice President, Chief Risk Officer and
Chief Corporate Counsel