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SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, D.C. 20549
FORM 8-K
Current Report Pursuant
to Section 13 or 15(d) of the
Securities Exchange Act of 1934

Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported):
July 26, 2018
THE TIMKEN COMPANY
(Exact Name of Registrant as Specified in its Charter)

Ohio
(State or Other Jurisdiction of Incorporation)

1-1169
 
34-0577130
(Commission File Number)
 
(I.R.S. Employer Identification No.)
4500 Mt. Pleasant St. NW, North Canton, Ohio 44720-5450

(Address of Principal Executive Offices) (Zip Code)
(234) 262-3000
(Registrant's Telephone Number, Including Area Code)

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Item 8.01     Other Events.
On July 26, 2018, Timken Europe B.V. (the “Purchaser”), a subsidiary of The Timken Company (the “Company”), entered into a sale and purchase agreement (the “Purchase Agreement”) pursuant to which the Purchaser agreed to purchase all of the outstanding share capital and warrants of Rollon S.p.A., an Italian company, and all of the outstanding share capital of Linear Guides Invest B.V., a Dutch company (collectively referred to as, “Rollon”), for an agreed upon enterprise value of €468.4 million (approximately $545 million at current exchange rates). The Company is providing a guarantee of the obligations of the Purchaser under the Purchase Agreement. Rollon is a leader in engineered linear motion products and specializes in the design and manufacture of linear guides, telescopic rails and linear actuators used in a wide range of industries such as passenger rail, automation, aerospace, packaging and logistics, and medical.






SIGNATURES
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.

 
 
 
THE TIMKEN COMPANY
 
 
 
 
 
 
By:
/s/ Philip D. Fracassa
 
 
 
Philip D. Fracassa
 
 
 
Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer
Date:
 
July 27, 2018
 



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