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 (date of earliest event reported): August 13, 2014
American Greetings Corporation
(Exact Name of Registrant as Specified in its Charter)
(State or other jurisdiction
One American Road
|(Address of principal executive offices)||(Zip Code)|
Registrants telephone number, including area code: (216) 252-7300
(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 Arrangement of Certain Officers.|
On August 13, 2014, Century Intermediate Holding Company, the sole shareholder of American Greetings Corporation (the Company), approved by written action an increase in the number of members on the Companys board of directors from six (6) to seven (7) and the election of John W. Beeder as director. Mr. Beeder will serve until the next annual meeting of shareholders, or until his successor is elected, or until his earlier removal, resignation or death.
Mr. Beeder is President and Chief Operating Officer of the Company, a position he has held since 2013. Prior to becoming President and Chief Operating Officer, Mr. Beeder served as Senior Vice President, Executive Sales and Marketing Officer since 2008. Although Mr. Beeder will continue to be compensated as President and Chief Operating Officer of the Company, he will not receive any additional compensation for his service on the Board of Directors. A description of Mr. Beeders compensation arrangements can be found in the Companys Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended February 28, 2014.
|Item 5.07||Submission of Matters to a Vote of Security Holders.|
The disclosure set forth above under Item 5.02, Departure of Directors or Certain Officers; Election of Directors; Appointment of Certain Officers; Compensatory Arrangement of Certain Officers, is hereby incorporated by reference into this Item 5.07.
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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 thereunto duly authorized.
|American Greetings Corporation|
|/s/ Christopher W. Haffke|
|Christopher W. Haffke|
|Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary|
Date: August 18, 2014