Washington, D.C. 20549


Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of the
Securities Exchange Act of 1934

Date of Report: August 15, 2012
(Date of earliest event reported)

The Eastern Company
 (Exact name of Registrant as specified in its charter)

(State or other jurisdiction
(Commission File Number)
(IRS Employer
of incorporation)
identification No.)

112 Bridge Street, Naugatuck, Connecticut                                                                                                               06770
(Address of principal executive offices)                                                                                                           (Zip Code)

(203) 729-2255
 (Registrant’s telephone number, including area code)

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

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Section 1 – Registrant’s Business and Operations

ITEM 1.01 – Entry into a Material Definitive Agreement

On August 15, 2012, The Eastern Company executed an amendment to the Employment Agreement (the “Agreement”) with the Company’s Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer, Leonard F. Leganza.  The amendment extends the term of the Agreement to December 31, 2013.

A copy of the amendment to the Agreement is attached as Exhibit 99.

Section 5 – Corporate Governance and Management

ITEM 5.02 – (e) Compensatory Arrangements of Certain Officers

On August 15, 2012, the Company extended the term of the Agreement to December 31, 2013.
See Item 1.01 above.

Section 9 – Financial Statements and Exhibits

ITEM 9.01 - (d) Exhibits

Amendment to Employment Agreement between The Eastern Company and Leonard F. Leganza, the Company’s Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer, executed on August 15, 2012.


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 Eastern Company

Date:  August 16, 2012 
/s/Theresa P. Dews
Theresa P. Dews
Corporate Secretary