Washington, D.C. 20549


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

Date of Report: April 29, 2015
(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
(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 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

On May 1, 2015, The Eastern Company (the “Company”) announced the appointment of Angelo M. Labbadia as its new Chief Operating Officer, effective as of April 29, 2015. Mr. Labbadia, 57 years old, has served as a Vice President and Managing Director of the Frazer & Jones Division of The Eastern Company since May 4, 2009.

Section 9 – Financial Statements and Exhibits

ITEM 9.01 - (d) Exhibits

Press Release dated May 1, 2015 announcing the appointment of Angelo M. Labbadia as its new Chief Operating Officer.


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: May 1, 2015                                                                     
By: /s/Leonard F. Leganza
Leonard F. Leganza
Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer