The Eastern Company Announces Filing of Amendment to Its Proxy Statement for the Annual Meeting of Shareholders to Be Held on May 3, 2017

The Eastern Company Announces Filing of Amendment to Its Proxy Statement for the Annual Meeting of Shareholders to Be Held on May 3, 20174/6/2017 5:52:01 PM

NAUGATUCK, Conn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Apr. 6, 2017-- The Board of Directors of The Eastern Company (the “Company”) (NASDAQ:EML) has furnished a proxy statement to its shareholders in connection with its solicitation of proxies for use at the Annual Meeting of Shareholders to be held on May 3, 2017. The proxy statement was first furnished to shareholders on or about March 15, 2017.

Page 7 of the proxy statement contains “Item No. 3 - ADVISORY VOTE ON THE FREQUENCY OF THE VOTE ON THE COMPENSATION OF THE NAMED EXECUTIVE OFFICERS”.

Upon further consideration, The Board of Directors recommends voting FOR choice number 1, which provides that shareholders will have an advisory vote every year on the compensation of the Company’s named executive officers.

If you have already submitted your proxy and you wish to change your votes, you can revoke your prior proxy by filing a new proxy, or by giving notice of revocation of your proxy to The Eastern Company, 112 Bridge Street, P.O. Box 460, Naugatuck, CT 06770-0460.

About Eastern

The Eastern Company is a 159-year-old manufacturer of custom-engineered components and products, including industrial hardware, security products and metal castings. It operates from 13 locations in the U.S., Canada, Mexico, Taiwan and China. The broad range of the Company’s products, helps it to respond to the changing requirements across diverse markets, including heavy and medium trucks, mining, commercial laundry, electronics, military and other industrials.

Safe Harbor for Forward-Looking Statements

Statements in this document about the Company’s future expectations, beliefs, goals, plans or prospects constitute forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Any statements that are not statements of historical fact (including statements containing the words “believes,” “plans,” “anticipates,” “expects,” “estimates” and similar expressions) should also be considered to be forward-looking statements. There are a number of important factors that could cause actual results or events to differ materially from those indicated by such forward-looking statements, including those set forth in the Company’s reports and filings with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. The Company is not obligated to update or revise any forward-looking statements as a result of developments occurring after the date of this document.

Source: The Eastern Company

The Eastern Company
August M. Vlak or John L. Sullivan III, 203-729-2255