Washington, DC 20549





to Section 13 or 15(d) of the

Securities Exchange Act of 1934


Date of report (Date of earliest event reported) June 7, 2018



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


(e)       On June 7, 2018, the Board of Directors notified David L. Fetherman, Escalade’s Chief Executive Officer, that the Board has extended the term of his executive severance agreement for an additional one year term ending December 31, 2019. All other terms of the agreement remain unchanged and in full force and effect. For more information about the agreement, see the Company’s Form 8-K filed with the Commission on June 13, 2016.


Item 9.01 Financial Statements and Exhibits


(d)       Exhibits


Exhibit Description
10.1 Executive Severance Agreement dated as of June 9, 2016 by and between Escalade, Incorporated and David L. Fetherman*


* Incorporated by reference from the Registrant’s Form 8-K filed with the Commission on June 13, 2016.





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:  June 8, 2018        ESCALADE, INCORPORATED
  Stephen R. Wawrin, Vice President Finance,
Chief Financial Officer and Secretary