Washington, DC 20549







to Section 13 or 15(d) of the

Securities Exchange Act of 1934



Date of report (Date of earliest event reported)       February 23, 2017


(Exact Name of Registrant as Specified in Its Charter)
(State or Other Jurisdiction of Incorporation)


0-6966 13-2739290
(Commission File Number) (IRS Employer Identification No.)


817 Maxwell Avenue, Evansville, Indiana 47711
(Address of Principal Executive Offices) (Zip Code)


(812) 467-1251
(Registrant’s Telephone Number, Including Area Code)
Not Applicable
(Former Name or Former Address, if Changed Since Last Report)


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Section 2 – Financial Information


Item 2.02 Results of Operations and Financial Condition.


On February 23, 2017, Escalade, Incorporated ("Escalade") issued the press release attached hereto as Exhibit 99.1 announcing its results for the fourth fiscal quarter ended December 31, 2016.


The information under this Item 2.02 shall not be deemed to be "filed" for the purposes of Section 18 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (the "Exchange Act") or otherwise subject to the liabilities of that section, nor shall it be incorporated by reference into a filing under the Securities Act of 1933 or the Exchange Act, except as shall be expressly set forth by specific reference in such a filing.


Section 8 – Other Events


Item 8.01 Other Events.


On February 23, 2017, the Board of Directors of Escalade announced that a quarterly dividend of eleven and a half cents $0.115 per share would be paid to all shareholders of record on March 13, 2017 and disbursed on March 20, 2017.


Item 9.01 Financial Statements and Exhibits


  (d) Exhibits


  Exhibit Description
  99.1 Press release dated February 23, 2017





Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, Escalade, Incorporated has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.


Date:  February 23, 2017        ESCALADE, INCORPORATED
  Stephen R. Wawrin, Vice President and Chief Financial Officer