Angelica Form 8K


Washington, D.C. 20549

Form 8-K


Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of the
Securities Exchange Act of 1934
Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported): November 8, 2006

Angelica Corporation
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)

(State or other jurisdiction of
File Number)
(I.R.S. Employer
Identification No.)

424 South Woods Mill Road
Chesterfield, Missouri 63017-3406
(Address of principal executive office)(Zip Code)

(314) 854-3800
(Registrant's telephone number, including area code)

Not Applicable
(Former name or former address, if changed since last report)

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Item 5.04     Temporary Suspension of Trading Under Registrant’s Employee Benefit Plans.

 The responsibilities for recordkeeping and administration of the Angelica Corporation Retirement Savings Plan (401(k)) is being transitioned to Fidelity Investments over the next few months, which triggers a requirement for a blackout period on transactions in the Company’s Common Stock. On November 8, 2006 Angelica Corporation (the “Registrant”) received the notice from Fidelity Investments with respect to the expected blackout periods as required by section 101(i)(2)(E) of the Employment Retirement Income Security Act of 1974. The investment blackout period during which participants will be unable to direct or diversify investments in the plan, obtain a loan from the plan, or obtain a distribution from the plan, is expected to extend from December 12, 2006 through January 31, 2007. During the blackout period, a director or executive officer may not, directly or indirectly, purchase, sell or otherwise acquire or transfer any of the Registrant’s Common Stock that the director or executive officer acquires or previously acquired in connection with his or her service or employment with the Registrant.
 Inquiries concerning the blackout period may be submitted to: Judith Dunwoodie, Director, Benefits and Compensation, Angelica Corporation, 1105 Lakewood Pkwy., Suite 210, Alpharetta, GA 30004, phone: (678) 823-4121.

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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.

Dated: November 20, 2006
/s/ Steven L. Frey                                                   
Steven L. Frey
Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary