SEC Filing

Form DEFA14A

filed this form DEFA14A on 03/15/2018



UNITED STATES SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, D.C. 20549
SCHEDULE 14A INFORMATION
Proxy Statement Pursuant to Section 14(a) of the
Securities Exchange Act of 1934
(Amendment No.)

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The Eastern Company
(Name of Registrant as Specified In Its Charter)

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*** Exercise Your Right to Vote ***
Important Notice Regarding the Availability of Proxy Materials for
 the Shareholder Meeting to Be Held on May 02, 2018
 
 
THE EASTERN COMPANY
 
 
Meeting Information
           Meeting Type: Annual Meeting
           For holders as of: March 01, 2018
           Date: May 02, 2018 Time: 11:00 AM EST
              Location:  The Eastern Company
           112 Bridge Street
      Naugatuck, CT 06770-0460








THE EASTERN COMPANY
112 BRIDGE STREET
NAUGATUCK, CT 06770-0460

 
 
 
You are receiving this communication because you hold shares in the above named company.
This is not a ballot. You cannot use this notice to vote these shares. This communication presents only an overview of the more complete proxy materials that are available to you on the Internet. You may view the proxy materials online at www.proxyvote.com or easily request a paper copy (see reverse side).
We encourage you to access and review all of the important information contained in the proxy materials before voting.

See the reverse side of this notice to obtain proxy materials and voting instructions.


Before You Vote
 
               How to Access the Proxy Materials
Proxy Materials Available to VIEW or RECEIVE:
 
1.
Notice & Proxy Statement                   2. Annual Report                     3. Form 10-K
 
How to View Online:
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(located on the following page) and visit: www.proxyvote.com.
 
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charge for requesting a copy. Please choose one of the following methods to make your request:
 
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and other inquiries sent to this e-mail address will NOT be forwarded to your investment advisor. Please make the
request as instructed above on or before April 18, 2018 to facilitate timely delivery.
How To Vote
 
Please Choose One of the Following Voting Methods
 
 
Vote In Person: Many shareholder meetings have attendance requirements including, but not limited to,
the possession of an attendance ticket issued by the entity holding the meeting. Please check the  meeting materials
for any special requirements for meeting attendance. At the meeting, you will need to request a ballot to vote these shares.
 
Vote By Internet: To vote now by Internet, go to www.proxyvote.com. Have the information that is
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Vote By Mail: You can vote by mail by requesting a paper copy of the materials, which will include a proxy card.
 

 
Voting items
 
 
The Board of Directors recommends you vote FOR ALL the following:

1.
Election of Directors
 
Nominees
01 John W. Everets 02 Michael A. McManus Jr.  03 James A. Mitarotonda 04 August M. Vlak


 
The Board of Directors recommends you vote FOR proposals 2 and 3.
2.
Advisory vote to approve the compensation of the named executive officers.

3.
Ratify the appointment of the independent registered public accounting firm (Fiondella, Milone & LaSaracina LLP).
 

 
NOTE: Such other business as may properly come before the meeting or any adjournment thereof. Note: A vote to withhold authority to vote for any nominee(s) is treated as a vote against the nominee(s).