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Washington, D.C. 20549





Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of the

Securities Exchange Act of 1934


July 16, 2020

Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported)


(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)


Delaware 1-7685 95-1492269
(State or other jurisdiction (Commission (IRS Employer
of incorporation) File Number) Identification No.)


207 Goode Avenue

Glendale, California



(Address of principal executive offices)   (Zip Code)


Registrant’s telephone number, including area code (626) 304-2000


(Former name or former address, if changed since last report.)


Check the appropriate box below if the Form 8-K filing is intended to simultaneously satisfy the filing obligation of the registrant under any of the following provisions (see General Instruction A.2. below):


¨ Written communications pursuant to Rule 425 under the Securities Act (17 CFR 230.425)


¨ Soliciting material pursuant to Rule 14a-12 under the Exchange Act (17 CFR 240.14a-12)


¨ Pre-commencement communications pursuant to Rule 14d-2(b) under the Exchange Act (17 CFR 240.14d-2(b))


¨ Pre-commencement communications pursuant to Rule 13e-4(c) under the Exchange Act (17 CFR 240.13e-4(c))


Securities registered pursuant to Section 12(b) of the Act:


Title of each class Trading Symbol(s) Name of each exchange on which registered
Common stock, $1 par value AVY New York Stock Exchange
1.25% Senior Notes due 2025 AVY25 New York Stock Exchange


Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is an emerging growth company as defined in Rule 405 of the Securities Act of 1933 (§230.405 of this chapter) or Rule 12b-2 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (§240.12b-2 of this chapter).


Emerging growth company ¨


If an emerging growth company, indicate by check mark if the registrant has elected not to use the extended transition period for complying with any new or revised financial accounting standards provided pursuant to Section 13(a) of the Exchange Act. ¨







Section 5 — Corporate Governance and Management


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


(b) On July 16, 2020, Susan C. Miller, Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary of Avery Dennison Corporation (the “Company”), notified the Company’s Board of Directors of her decision to retire from the Company on January 1, 2021. Ms. Miller, age 61, joined the Company in 1991.  After serving in a series of increasingly responsible positions with the Company, she was appointed to her current position in January 2009.







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 hereunto duly authorized.


Date: July 17, 2020 By: /s/ Mitchell R. Butier
    Name: Mitchell R. Butier
    Title: Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer