SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
WASHINGTON, D.C. 20549
PURSUANT TO SECTION 13 OR 15(D) OF THE SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934
DATE OF REPORT – December 8, 2017
(Date of earliest event reported)
honeywell international inc.
(Exact name of Registrant as specified in its Charter)
(State or other jurisdiction of incorporation)
(Commission File Number)
(I.R.S. Employer Identification Number)
|115 TABOR ROAD, MORRIS PLAINS, NEW JERSEY||07950|
|(Address of principal executive offices)||(Zip Code)|
Registrant’s telephone number, including area code: (973) 455-2000
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Item 8.01. Other Events
On December 8, 2017, Honeywell International Inc. (the “Company”) announced that its Board of Directors has authorized the Company to repurchase up to $8 billion of its common stock, including approximately $1.5 billion of remaining availability under its previously announced $5 billion share repurchase authorization. Repurchases may be made through a variety of methods, which could include negotiated block transactions, accelerated share repurchase transactions, 10b5-1 plans or open market purchases. The repurchase authorization does not have an expiration date and may be amended or terminated by the Board of Directors at any time without prior notice.
The Company presently expects to repurchase outstanding shares from time to time to generally offset the dilutive impact of employee stock based compensation plans, including option exercises, restricted unit vesting and matching contributions under our savings plans.
As of November 25, 2017, there were 756,810,428 shares of the Company’s common stock outstanding.
Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, the Registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.
|Date: December 8, 2017||HONEYWELL INTERNATIONAL INC.|
| By: /s/ Jeffrey N. Neuman|
Jeffrey N. Neuman
Vice President, Corporate Secretary and
Deputy General Counsel