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UNITED STATES
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): April 22, 2021

PARKER-HANNIFIN CORPORATION
(Exact Name of Registrant as Specified in Charter)
Ohio
1-498234-0451060
(State or other jurisdiction of
Incorporation or Organization)
(Commission File Number)
(I.R.S. Employer
Identification No.)
6035 Parkland Boulevard, Cleveland, Ohio
44124-4141
(Address of Principal Executive Offices)
(Zip Code)

Registrant's telephone number, including area code: (216) 896-3000

Not Applicable
(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:
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 ClassTrading SymbolName of Each Exchange on which Registered
Common Shares, $.50 par valuePHNew 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. ☐




Item 5.03. Amendments to Articles of Incorporation or Bylaws; Change in Fiscal Year.

On April 22, 2021, the Board of Directors (the “Board”) of Parker-Hannifin Corporation (the “Company”) amended the Regulations, Amended and Restated of the Company (the “Amended Regulations”). The Amended Regulations change the advance notice requirements of Article I, Section 7(a)(i) for business or director nominations to be brought at the Company’s annual meeting of shareholders from (x) not less than 30 nor more than 60 days prior to the first anniversary of the date on which the Company held the preceding year’s annual meeting of shareholders to (y) not less than 90 nor more than 120 calendar days prior to the first anniversary of the date on which the Company held the preceding year’s annual meeting of shareholders. The Amended Regulations did not change any other provisions previously in effect, including “proxy access” provisions.

The foregoing description of the changes implemented by the Amended Regulations is qualified in its entirety by reference to the full text of the Amended Regulations, a copy of which (marked to show changes) is filed as Exhibit 3(a) to this Current Report on Form 8-K and is incorporated herein by reference.

Item 9.01.     Financial Statements and Exhibits.
(d) Exhibits.

Exhibit NumberDescription
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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.


PARKER-HANNIFIN CORPORATION
By: /s/ Joseph R. Leonti
Joseph R. Leonti
Vice President, General Counsel and
Secretary
Date:April 26, 2021



Document

                                            Exhibit 3(a)
Parker-Hannifin Corporation
Regulations
Cleveland, Ohio
(An Ohio Corporation)
Amended and Restated January 24April 22, 20192021



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Regulations
Parker-Hannifin Corporation


Article I.
MEETINGS OF SHAREHOLDERS

Section 1. Annual Meeting.

The annual meeting of shareholders for the election of Directors and the transaction of such other business as may properly be brought before the meeting shall be held on the fourth Wednesday in October of each year or on such other day during the fourth month following the end of the fiscal year of the Corporation, at such time during business hours and at such place, either within or without the State of Ohio, as may be designated by the Board of Directors and specified in the notice of such meeting.

Section 2. Special Meetings.

Special meetings of shareholders may be held on any business day, when called by the Chairman of the Board, the Chief Executive Officer, the President, or, in case of the President’s absence, death or disability, the Vice President authorized to exercise the authority of the President, the Board of Directors acting at a meeting, a majority of the Directors acting without a meeting, or the persons who hold at least twenty-five percent of all the shares outstanding and entitled to vote thereat. Upon request in writing delivered either in person or by registered mail to the President or the Secretary by any persons entitled to call a meeting of shareholders, such officer shall forthwith cause to be given to the shareholders entitled thereto notice of a meeting to



be held on a date not less than ten nor more than sixty days after receipt of the request, as such officer may fix. If such notice is not given within thirty days after the delivery or mailing, the persons calling the meeting may fix the time of the meeting and give notice thereof in the manner provided by law or as provided in these Regulations, or cause such notice to be given by any designated representative. Each special meeting shall be called to convene between 10:00 A.M. and 2:30 P.M. and shall be held at the principal office of the Corporation, unless the meeting is called by the Directors, acting with or without a meeting, in which case such meeting may be held at any place either within or without the State of Ohio, designated by the Board of Directors and specified in the notice of such meeting.

Section 3. Notice of Meeting.

Not less than ten nor more than sixty days before the date fixed for a meeting of shareholders, written notice stating the time, place and purposes of such meeting shall be given by or at the direction of the Secretary, or an Assistant Secretary, or any other person or persons required or permitted by these Regulations to give such notice. The notice shall be given by personal delivery, mail, or any other means of communication authorized by the applicable shareholder, to each shareholder entitled to notice of the meeting who is of record as of the day next preceding the day on which notice is given or, if a record date therefore is duly fixed, of record as of said date. If mailed, such notice shall be addressed to the shareholders at their respective addresses as they appear on the records of the Corporation.

Section 4. Quorum; Adjournment.

Except as may be otherwise provided by law or the Articles of Incorporation, at any meeting of shareholders, the shareholders present in person or by proxy shall constitute a quorum for such meeting, but no action required by law, the Articles of Incorporation, or these Regulations to be authorized or taken by the holders of a designated proportion of the shares of any particular class or of each class may be authorized or taken by a lesser proportion. The holders of a majority of the voting shares represented at a meeting, whether or not a quorum is present, may adjourn such meeting from time to time. If any meeting is adjourned, notice of such adjournment need not be given if the time and place to which such meeting is adjourned are fixed and announced at such meeting.

Section 5. Notice of Shareholder Proposals.

(a) Business to Be Conducted at Meetings. At an annual meeting of shareholders, only such business may be conducted as has been properly brought before the meeting. To be properly brought before an annual meeting of shareholders, business (other than the nomination of a



person for election as a Director, which is governed by Article I, Section 6, and, to the extent applicable, Article I, Section 7 and Section 8) must be (i) brought before the meeting by or at the direction of the Board of Directors or (ii) otherwise properly brought before the meeting by a shareholder who (A) has complied with all applicable requirements of this Article I, Section 5 and Article I, Section 7 in relation to such business, (B) was a shareholder of record of the Corporation at the time of giving the notice and is a shareholder of record of the Corporation at the time of the meeting, and (C) is entitled to vote at the meeting. For the avoidance of doubt, the foregoing clause (ii) will be the exclusive means for a shareholder to submit business before an annual meeting of shareholders (other than proposals properly made in accordance with Rule 14a-8 under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (such act, and the rules and regulations promulgated thereunder, the “Exchange Act”), or any successor provision, and included in the notice of meeting given by or at the direction of the Board of Directors). Shareholders shall not be permitted to propose business to be brought before a special meeting of shareholders pursuant to this Article I, Section 5(a). Only the person or persons calling a special meeting of shareholders pursuant to Article I, Section 2 may properly bring business before a special meeting of shareholders; provided that business may be brought before a special meeting of shareholders by or at the direction of the Board of Directors, whether or not the Board of Directors has called the special meeting pursuant Article I, Section 2.

(b) Required Form for Shareholder Proposals. To properly bring business before an annual meeting of shareholders in accordance with this Article I, Section 5, a shareholder must deliver written notice to the Secretary of the Corporation that sets forth the following information, which must be updated and supplemented, if necessary, so that the information provided or required to be provided will be true and correct on the record date of the annual meeting and as of such date that is ten business days prior to the annual meeting or any adjournment or postponement thereof; which update shall be delivered to the Secretary of the Corporation promptly and, in no event, later than eight business days prior to the date of the meeting.

(i) Information Regarding the Proposing Person. As to each Proposing Person (as such term is defined in Article I, Section 7(d)(ii)):

(A) the name and address of such Proposing Person (provided that if the Proposing Person is a holder of record of shares of the Corporation, such Proposing Person shall provide its name as it appears on the Corporation’s share transfer book);

(B) the class, series and number of shares of the Corporation directly or indirectly beneficially owned by such Proposing Person (including any



shares of any class or series of the Corporation as to which such Proposing Person has a right to acquire beneficial ownership, whether such right is exercisable immediately or only after the passage of time) and which shares of the Corporation are held of record by the Proposing Person, if any;

(C) a representation (1) that the Proposing Person is a holder of record or beneficial owner of shares of the Corporation entitled to vote at the annual meeting of shareholders (provided that if the Proposing Person is not a holder of record of shares of the Corporation, such Proposing Person shall submit to the Corporation a written statement from the holder of record of its shares of the Corporation verifying that, at the time it delivered written notice pursuant to Article I, Section 5(b), it had continually held such shares for at least one year) and intends to appear at the annual meeting (either in person or by agent) to bring such business before the annual meeting and (2) as to whether the Proposing Person intends to deliver a proxy statement and form of proxy related to an applicable proposal to holders of at least the percentage of shares of the Corporation entitled to vote and required to approve the proposal and, if so, identifying such person;

(D) a description of any (1) option, warrant, convertible security, stock appreciation right or similar right or interest (including any derivative securities, as defined under Rule 16a-1 under the Exchange Act, or any successor provision, or other synthetic arrangement having characterization of a long position), either exercisable immediately or only after the passage of time, with an exercise or conversion privilege or a settlement payment or mechanism at a price related to any class or series of securities of the Corporation or with a value derived in whole or in part from the value of any class or series of securities of the Corporation, whether or not such instrument or right is subject to settlement in whole or in part in the underlying class or series of securities of the Corporation or otherwise, directly or indirectly held of record or owned beneficially by such Proposing Person and whether or not such Proposing Person may have entered into transactions that hedge or mitigate the economic effects of such security or instrument and (2) each other direct or indirect right or interest that may enable such Proposing Person to profit or share in any profit derived from, or to manage the risk or benefit from, any increase or decrease in the value of the Corporation’s securities, in each case regardless of whether (w) such right or interest is exercisable immediately or only after the passage of time, (x) such right or interest conveys any voting rights in such security to such



Proposing Person, (y) such right or interest is required to be, or is capable of being, settled through delivery of such security, or (z) such Proposing Person may have entered into other transactions that hedge the economic effect of any such right or interest (any such right or interest referred to in this clause (D) being a “Derivative Interest”);

(E) any proxy, contract, agreement, arrangement, understanding or relationship pursuant to which the Proposing Person has a right to vote any shares of the Corporation or that has the effect of increasing or decreasing the voting power of such Proposing Person;

(F) any contract, agreement, arrangement, understanding or relationship including any repurchase or similar so called “stock borrowing” agreement or arrangement, the purpose or effect of which is to mitigate loss, reduce economic risk or increase or decrease voting power with respect to any capital stock of the Corporation or that provides any party, directly or indirectly, the opportunity to profit from any decrease in the price or value of the capital stock of the Corporation;

(G) any material pending or threatened legal proceeding involving the Corporation, any affiliate of the Corporation or any of their respective directors or officers, to which such Proposing Person or its affiliates is a party;

(H) any rights directly or indirectly held of record or beneficially by the Proposing Person to dividends on the shares of the Corporation that are separated or separable from the underlying shares of the Corporation;

(I) any equity interests, including any convertible, derivative or short interests, in any principal competitor of the Corporation;

(J) any performance-related fees (other than an asset-based fee) to which the Proposing Person or any affiliate or immediate family member of the Proposing Person may be entitled as a result of any increase or decrease in the value of shares of the Corporation or Derivative Interests; and

(K) any other information relating to such Proposing Person that would be required to be disclosed in a proxy statement or other filing required pursuant to Section 14(a) of the Exchange Act, or any successor



provision, to be made in connection with a general solicitation of proxies or consents by such Proposing Person in support of the business proposed to be brought before the meeting.

(ii) Information Regarding the Proposal: As to each item of business that the shareholder giving the notice proposes to bring before an annual meeting of shareholders:

(A) a description in reasonable detail of the business desired to be brought before the annual meeting of shareholders and the reasons why such shareholder or any other Proposing Person believes that the taking of the action or actions proposed to be taken would be in the best interests of the Corporation and its shareholders;

(B) a description in reasonable detail of any material interest of any Proposing Person in such business and a description in reasonable detail of all agreements, arrangements and understandings among Proposing Persons or between any Proposing Person and any other person or entity (including their names) in connection with such business; and

(C) the text of any proposal (including the text of any resolutions proposed for consideration) that the shareholder intends to present at the annual meeting.

(c) No Right to Have Proposal Included. A shareholder is not entitled to have a proposal included in the Corporation’s proxy statement and form of proxy solely as a result of such shareholder’s compliance with the provisions of this Article I, Section 5.

(d) Requirement to Attend Annual Meeting. If a shareholder does not appear at the annual meeting of shareholders to present its proposal (either in person or by agent), the Board of Directors may direct that the proposal not be presented (notwithstanding that proxies in respect of such proposal may have been solicited, obtained or delivered).

Section 6. Notice of Director Nominations.
(a) General Nomination of Directors. Subject to the rights, if any, of any series of Serial Preferred Stock to nominate or elect Directors, only persons who are nominated by or at the direction of the Board of Directors or in accordance with the procedures set forth in this Article I, Section 6 or in Article I, Section 8 will be eligible to serve as Directors. Excluding nominations by or at the direction of the Board of Directors or nominations made pursuant to Article I,



Section 8 (which governs nominations to be included in the Corporation’s Proxy Materials (as defined in Article I, Section 8(a) below)), all nominations of persons for election as Directors may be made only at an annual meeting of shareholders or a special meeting of shareholders called for the purpose of electing Directors, and, if by a shareholder, only by a shareholder who (i) has complied with all applicable requirements of this Article I, Section 6 and Article I, Section 7 in relation to such nomination, (ii) was a shareholder of record of the Corporation at the time of giving the notice required by Article I, Section 7(b) and is a shareholder of record of the Corporation at the time of the meeting, and (iii) is entitled to vote at the meeting.

(b) Required Form for Director Nominations. To properly nominate a person for election as Director, a shareholder must deliver written notice to the Secretary of the Corporation that sets forth the following information:

(i) Information Regarding the Nominating Person. As to each Nominating Person (as such term is defined in Article I, Section 7(d)(iii)), the information set forth in Article I, Section 5(b)(i) (except that for purposes of this Section 6, the term “Nominating Person” will be substituted for the term “Proposing Person” in all places where it appears in Article I, Section 5(b)(i) and any reference to “business” or “proposal” therein will be deemed to be a reference to the nomination contemplated by this Article I, Section 6).

(ii) Information Regarding the Nominee: As to each person whom the Nominating Person proposes to nominate for election as a Director:

(A) all information with respect to such proposed nominee that would be required to be set forth in a shareholder’s notice pursuant to Article I, Section 5(b)(i) if such proposed nominee were a Nominating Person;

(B) all information relating to such proposed nominee that would be required to be disclosed in a proxy statement or other filing required pursuant to Section 14(a) under the Exchange Act, or any successor provision, to be made in connection with a general solicitation of proxies for an election of Directors in a contested election (including such proposed nominee’s written consent to be named in the proxy statement as a nominee and to serve as a Director if elected);

(C) a reasonably detailed description of all direct and indirect compensation and other material monetary agreements, arrangements or understandings during the past three years, any other material relationships,



between or among any Nominating Person and its affiliates and associates, or others acting in concert therewith, on the one hand, and each proposed nominee and his or her affiliates, associates or others acting in concert therewith, on the other hand, including all information that would be required to be disclosed pursuant to Items 403 and 404 under Regulation S-K, or any successor provision, if the shareholder giving the notice or any other Nominating Person were the “registrant” for purposes of such rule and the proposed nominee were a director or executive officer of such registrant;

(D) a completed questionnaire (in the form provided by the Secretary of the Corporation upon written request) with respect to the identity, background and qualification of the proposed nominee and the background of any other person or entity on whose behalf the nomination is being made;

(E) a written representation and agreement (in the form provided by the Secretary of the Corporation upon written request) that the proposed nominee (1) is not and will not become a party to (x) any agreement, arrangement or understanding with, and has not given any commitment or assurance to, any person or entity as to how the proposed nominee, if elected as a Director, will act or vote on any issue or question (a “Voting Commitment”) that has not been disclosed to the Corporation or (y) any Voting Commitment that could limit or interfere with the proposed nominee’s ability to comply, if elected as a Director, with the proposed nominee’s fiduciary duties under applicable law, (2) is not and will not become a party to any agreement, arrangement or understanding with any person or entity other than the Corporation with respect to any direct or indirect compensation, reimbursement or indemnification in connection with service or action as a Director that has not been disclosed therein, and (3) if elected as a Director, the proposed nominee would be in compliance and will comply, with all applicable publicly disclosed corporate governance, ethics, conflict of interest, confidentiality and share ownership and trading policies and guidelines of the Corporation.

The Corporation may require any proposed nominee to furnish such other information as may be reasonably required by the Corporation to determine the qualifications and eligibility of such proposed nominee to serve as a Director.

(c) No Right to Have Nominees Included. Except as provided by, and subject to compliance with Article I, Section 8, a shareholder is not entitled to have nominees included in



the Corporation’s proxy statement solely as a result of such shareholder’s compliance with the foregoing provisions of this Article I, Section 6.

(d) Requirement to Attend Meeting. If a shareholder does not appear at the meeting of shareholders to present its nomination, the Board of Directors may direct that such nominee will not stand for election at such meeting (notwithstanding that proxies in respect of such nomination may have been solicited, obtained or delivered).

Section 7. Additional Provisions Relating to the Notice of Shareholder Business and Director Nominations.
(a) Timely Notice.

(i) If it relates to an annual meeting of shareholders, to be timely, a shareholder’s notice required by Article I, Section 5(b) or Article I, Section 6(b) must be delivered to or mailed and received by the Secretary of the Corporation at the principal executive offices of the Corporation not less than 3090 nor more than 60120 calendar days prior to the first anniversary of the date on which the Corporation held the preceding year’s annual meeting of shareholders; provided that if the date of the annual meeting of shareholders is scheduled for a date more than 3090 calendar days prior to or more than 60120 calendar days after the anniversary of the preceding year’s annual meeting of shareholders, notice by the shareholder to be timely must be so delivered not later than the close of business on the later of the 3090th calendar day prior to such annual meeting and the tenth calendar day following the day on which public disclosure of the date of such meeting is first made. In no event will a recess or adjournment of an annual meeting of shareholders (or any announcement of any such recess or adjournment) commence a new time period (or extend any time period) for the giving of a shareholder’s notice as described above. Notwithstanding the foregoing, in the event the number of Directors to be elected at the annual meeting of shareholders is increased by the Board of Directors, and there is no public announcement by the Corporation naming the nominees for the additional Directors at least 60120 calendar days prior to the first anniversary of the date on which the Corporation held the preceding year’s annual meeting of shareholders, a shareholder’s notice pursuant to Article I, Section 6(b) will be considered timely, but only with respect to nominees for the additional directorships, if it is delivered to or mailed and received by the Secretary of the Corporation at the principal executive offices of the Corporation not later than the close of business on the tenth calendar day following the day on which such public announcement is first made by the Corporation.




(ii) If it relates to a special meeting of shareholders that is called for the purpose of electing Directors, to be timely, a shareholder’s notice required by Article I, Section 6(b) must be delivered to or mailed and received by the Secretary of the Corporation at the principal executive offices of the Corporation promptly after the public disclosure of the date of the meeting and in no event later than five business days after the date of any such public disclosure.

(b) Updating Information in Notice. A shareholder providing notice of business proposed to be brought before a meeting of shareholders pursuant to Article I, Section 5 or notice of any nomination to be made at a meeting of shareholders pursuant to Article I, Section 6 must further update and supplement such notice, if necessary, so that the information provided or required to be provided in such notice pursuant to Article I, Section 5 or Article I, Section 6, as applicable, is true and correct at all times up to and including the date of the meeting (including any date to which the meeting is recessed, adjourned or postponed). Any such update and supplement must be delivered to, or mailed and received by, the Secretary of the Corporation at the principal executive offices of the Corporation, as promptly as practicable.

(c) Determinations of Form, Etc. The presiding officer of any meeting of shareholders will, if the facts warrant, determine that business was not brought in accordance with the procedures prescribed by Article I, Section 5 and this Article I, Section 7 or that a nomination was not made in accordance with the procedures prescribed by Article I, Section 6 and this Article I, Section 7, and if he or she should so determine, he or she will so declare to the meeting and the business or nomination, as applicable, will be disregarded.

(d) Certain Definitions.

(i) For purposes of Article I, Sections 6 and 7, “public disclosure” or “publicly disclosed” means disclosure in a press release reported by the Dow Jones News Service, Bloomberg, Associated Press or comparable national news service or in a document filed by the Corporation with the Securities and Exchange Commission pursuant to Exchange Act or furnished by the Corporation to shareholders.

(ii) For purposes of Article I, Section 5, “Proposing Person” means (A) the shareholder providing the notice of business proposed to be brought before an annual meeting of shareholders, (B) the beneficial owner or beneficial owners of shares of the Corporation, if different, on whose behalf the notice of the business proposed to be brought before the annual meeting of shareholders is given and (C) any “affiliate” or “associate” (each within the meaning of Rule 12b-2 under the Exchange Act, or any successor provision) of such shareholder or beneficial owner.




(iii) For purposes of Section Article I, Section 6, “Nominating Person” means (A) the shareholder providing the notice of the nomination proposed to be made at an annual meeting of shareholders or at a special meeting of shareholders called for the purpose of electing Directors, (B) the beneficial owner or beneficial owners of shares of the Corporation, if different, on whose behalf the notice of nomination proposed to be made at the annual meeting of shareholders or at a special meeting of shareholders called for the purpose of electing Directors is given and (C) any “affiliate” or “associate” (each within the meaning of Rule 12b-2 under the Exchange Act, or any successor provision) of such shareholder or beneficial owner.
Section 8.Inclusion of Director Nominations by Shareholders in the Corporation’s Proxy Materials.

(a) Subject to the terms and conditions set forth in these Regulations (including the provisions of Article I, Section 6 concerning the general nomination of Directors by shareholders), the Corporation shall include in its proxy statement and form of proxy (hereinafter, the “Proxy Materials”) for an annual meeting of shareholders for the election of Directors, in addition to the persons selected and recommended for election by the Board of Directors or any committee thereof, the name, together with the Required Information (as defined Article I, Section 8(c) below), of any person nominated for election (the “Proxy Access Shareholder Nominee”) to the Board of Directors by one or more shareholders that satisfies the notice, ownership and other requirements of this Article I, Section 8 (such shareholder or group of shareholders, the “Eligible Shareholder”).

(b) To nominate a Proxy Access Shareholder Nominee, the Eligible Shareholder must provide a written notice that expressly elects to have its Proxy Access Shareholder Nominee included in the Proxy Materials pursuant to this Article I, Section 8 (the “Notice of Proxy Access Nomination”). To be timely, the Notice of Proxy Access Nomination must be delivered to the Secretary of the Corporation at the principal executive office of the Corporation not less than 120, nor more than 150, calendar days prior to the anniversary of the date that the Corporation mailed its proxy statement for the prior year’s annual meeting of shareholders (the last day on which a Notice of Proxy Access Nomination may be delivered, the “Final Proxy Access Nomination Date”); provided, however, that if (and only if) there was no annual meeting in the preceding year or the date of the annual meeting is advanced more than 30 calendar days prior to, or delayed by more than 30 calendar days after the anniversary of the preceding year’s annual meeting, to be timely, notice by the Eligible Shareholder must be so delivered not less than 120, nor more than 150, calendar days prior to the date of such annual



meeting or, if the first public announcement of the date is less than 130 calendar days prior to the date of such annual meeting, by the 10th calendar day following the day on which such public announcement is made. In addition to the other requirements set forth in this Article I, Section 8, the Notice of Proxy Access Nomination must include the name and address of the Eligible Shareholder (including each shareholder and beneficial owner whose share ownership is counted for the purposes of qualifying as an Eligible Shareholder).

(c) For purposes of this Article I, Section 8, the “Required Information” that the Corporation will include in the Proxy Materials is (i) the information concerning the Proxy Access Shareholder Nominee and the Eligible Shareholder that the Corporation determines is required to be disclosed in the Proxy Materials under the Exchange Act; and (ii) if the Eligible Shareholder so elects, a Statement (as defined in Article I, Section 8(h) below). Nothing in this Article I, Section 8 shall limit the Corporation’s ability to solicit against and include in the Proxy Materials its own statements relating to any Proxy Access Shareholder Nominee.

(d) The maximum number of Proxy Access Shareholder Nominees (including Proxy Access Shareholder Nominees that were submitted by Eligible Shareholders for inclusion in the Proxy Materials pursuant to this Article I, Section 8 but either are subsequently withdrawn or that the Board of Directors decides to select and recommend as Director nominees under Article I, Section 6 of these Regulations) that may appear in the Proxy Materials with respect to an annual meeting of shareholders shall not exceed the greater of (i) two or (ii) 20% of the number of Directors in office as of the Final Proxy Access Nomination Date (or if such number is not a whole number, the closest whole number below 20%) (the “Permitted Number”); provided, however, that the Permitted Number shall be reduced by the number of incumbent Directors who had been a Proxy Access Shareholder Nominee with respect to any of the preceding two annual meetings of shareholders and whose reelection at the upcoming annual meeting is being recommended by the Board of Directors; provided, further, that in the event that one or more vacancies for any reason occurs on the Board of Directors at any time after the Final Proxy Access Nomination Date and before the date of the applicable annual meeting of shareholders and the Board of Directors reduces the size of the Board of Directors in connection therewith, the Permitted Number shall be calculated based on the number of Directors in office as so reduced. In the event that the number of Proxy Access Shareholder Nominees submitted by Eligible Shareholders pursuant to this Article I, Section 8 exceeds the Permitted Number, each Eligible Shareholder will select one Proxy Access Shareholder Nominee for inclusion in the Proxy Materials until the Permitted Number is reached, with preference provided based on the number (largest to smallest) of shares owned by each Eligible Shareholder as disclosed in each Notice of Proxy Access Nomination. If the Permitted Number is not reached after each Eligible Shareholder has selected one Proxy Access Shareholder Nominee, this selection process will



continue as many times as necessary, following the same order each time, until the Permitted Number is reached.

(e) An Eligible Shareholder is one or more shareholders who owns and has owned, or is or are acting on behalf of one or more beneficial owners who own and have owned (as defined in Article I, Section 8(f) below), for at least three years as of the date the Notice of Proxy Access Nomination is received by the Corporation, shares representing at least 3% of the shares of the Corporation outstanding as of the most recent date for which such number is disclosed by the Corporation in any filing by the Corporation with the Securities and Exchange Commission prior to submission of the Notice of Proxy Access Nomination (the “Required Shares”), and who continue to own the Required Shares at all times between the date the Notice of Proxy Access Nomination is received by the Corporation and the date of the applicable annual meeting of shareholders, provided that the aggregate number of such shareholders and beneficial owners shall not exceed 20. Two or more funds that are (i) under common management and investment control, (ii) under common management and funded primarily by a single employer or (iii) a “group of investment companies,” as such term is defined in Section 12(d)(1)(G)(ii) of the Investment Company Act of 1940, as amended (such funds together under each of (i), (ii) or (iii) comprising a “Qualifying Fund”) shall be treated as one shareholder for the purpose of determining the aggregate number of shareholders in this Article I, Section 8(e), and treated as one person for the purpose of determining ownership in Article I, Section 8(f), provided that each fund comprising a Qualifying Fund otherwise meets the requirements set forth in this Article I, Section 8. No shareholder or beneficial owner may be a member of more than one group constituting an Eligible Shareholder under this Article I, Section 8. Should any shareholder or beneficial owner withdraw from a group of Eligible Shareholders at any time prior to the annual meeting of shareholders, the group of Eligible Shareholders shall only be deemed to own the shares held by the remaining members of the group.

(f) For purposes of calculating the Required Shares, “ownership” shall be deemed to consist of and include only the outstanding shares as to which a person possesses both (i) the full voting and investment rights pertaining to the shares and (ii) the full economic interest in (including the opportunity for profit and risk of loss on) such shares; provided that the ownership of shares calculated in accordance with clauses (i) and (ii) shall not include any shares (A) that a person has sold in any transaction that has not been settled or closed, (B) that a person has borrowed or purchased pursuant to an agreement to resell or (C) subject to any option, warrant, forward contract, swap, contract of sale, other derivative or similar agreement entered into by a person, whether any such instrument or agreement is to be settled with shares or with cash based on the notional amount or value of shares, in any such case which instrument or agreement has, or is intended to have, the purpose or effect of (1) reducing in any manner, to any extent or at any time in the future, the person’s full right to vote or direct the voting of any such shares, or



(2) hedging, offsetting or altering to any degree gain or loss arising from the full economic ownership of such person’s shares. Ownership shall include shares held in the name of a nominee or other intermediary so long as the person claiming ownership of such shares retains the right to instruct how the shares are voted with respect to the election of Directors and possesses the full economic interest in the shares, provided that this provision shall not alter the obligations of any shareholder to provide the Notice of Proxy Access Nomination. Ownership of shares shall be deemed to continue during any period in which shares have been loaned if the person claiming ownership has the power to recall such loaned shares on five business days’ notice and the person recalls the loaned shares within five business days of being notified that its Proxy Access Shareholder Nominee will be included in the Proxy Materials for the applicable annual meeting, and the person holds the recalled shares through such annual meeting. Ownership of shares shall be deemed to continue during any period in which any voting power has been delegated by means of a proxy, power of attorney or other instrument or arrangement which is revocable at any time without condition. For purposes of this Article I, Section 8, the determination of the extent of ownership of shares shall be made in good faith by the Board of Directors, which determination shall be conclusive and binding on the Corporation and the shareholders. An Eligible Shareholder shall include in its Notice of Proxy Access Nomination the number of shares it is deemed to own for the purposes of this Article I, Section 8.

(g) No later than the Final Proxy Access Nomination Date, an Eligible Shareholder (including each shareholder, Qualifying Fund and beneficial owner whose share ownership is counted for the purposes of qualifying as an Eligible Shareholder) must provide the following information in writing to the Secretary of the Corporation:

(i) all of the information required pursuant to Article I, Section 6(b) as if the Notice of Proxy Access Nomination were a shareholder’s notice with respect to nominations of persons for election of Directors pursuant to Article I, Section 6(b);

(ii) one or more written statements from the record holder of the shares (and from each intermediary through which the shares are or have been held during the requisite three-year holding period) verifying that, as of a date within seven calendar days prior to the date the Notice of Proxy Access Nomination is sent to the Corporation, the Eligible Shareholder owns, and has owned continuously for the preceding three years, the Required Shares, and the Eligible Shareholder’s agreement to provide (A) within five business days after (1) the record date for the applicable annual meeting (if, prior to such record date, the Corporation (x) disclosed such record date by press release or any filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission or (y) delivered a written notice of the record date (including by electronic mail) to the Eligible Shareholder) or (2) the date on which the Corporation disclosed such record date by press release or any filing with the



Securities and Exchange Commission (if such record date is a date that precedes such disclosure), written statements from the record holder and intermediaries verifying the Eligible Shareholder’s continuous ownership of the Required Shares through the record date, and (B) immediate notice if the Eligible Shareholder ceases to own any of the Required Shares prior to the date of the applicable annual meeting of shareholders (for purposes of this clause (ii), “record holder” shall mean the applicable Depositary Trust Company (“DTC”) participant for shares that are deposited at DTC);

(iii) the written consent of each Proxy Access Shareholder Nominee to being named in the Proxy Materials as a nominee and to serving as a Director if elected; and

(iv) a copy of the Schedule 14N that has been filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission as required by Rule 14a-18 under the Exchange Act.

In addition, no later than the Final Proxy Access Nomination Date, an Eligible Shareholder (including each shareholder, Qualifying Fund and beneficial owner whose share ownership is counted for purposes of qualifying as an Eligible Shareholder) must provide to the Secretary of the Corporation a signed and written:

(i) representation of the Eligible Shareholder that such Eligible Shareholder (A) acquired the Required Shares in the ordinary course of business and not with the intent to change or influence control of the Corporation, and does not presently have such intent, (B) intends to maintain qualifying ownership of the Required Shares through the date of the applicable annual meeting of shareholders, (C) has not nominated and will not nominate for election to the Board of Directors at the applicable annual meeting of shareholders any person other than its Proxy Access Shareholder Nominee, (D) has not engaged and will not engage in, and has not and will not be a “participant” in another person’s, “solicitation” within the meaning of Rule 14a-1(l) under the Exchange Act in support of the election of any individual as a Director at the applicable annual meeting of shareholders other than its Proxy Access Shareholder Nominee(s) or a nominee of the Board of Directors, (E) will not distribute to any shareholder any form of proxy for the applicable annual meeting of shareholders other than the form distributed by the Corporation, and (F) will provide facts, statements and other information in all communications with the Corporation and its shareholders that are or will be true and correct in all material respects and do not and will not omit to state a material fact necessary in order to make the statements made, in light of the circumstances under which they were made, not misleading and otherwise will comply with all applicable laws, rules and regulations in connection with any actions taken pursuant to this Article I, Section 8;




(ii) in the case of a nomination by a group of shareholders that together constitutes an Eligible Shareholder, designation by all such group members of one group member that is authorized to act on behalf of all members of the nominating shareholder group with respect to the nomination and matters related thereto, including withdrawal of the nomination; and

(iii) undertaking that the Eligible Shareholder agrees to (A) assume all liability stemming from any legal or regulatory violation arising out of the Eligible Shareholder’s communications with the shareholders of the Corporation or out of the information that the Eligible Shareholder provided to the Corporation, (B) indemnify and hold harmless the Corporation and each of its Directors, officers and employees individually against any liability, loss or damages in connection with any threatened or pending action, suit or proceeding, whether legal, administrative or investigative, against the Corporation or any of its Directors, officers or employees arising out of any nomination, solicitation or other activity by the Eligible Shareholder in connection with its efforts to elect the Proxy Access Shareholder Nominee pursuant to this Article I, Section 8, and (C) file with the Securities and Exchange Commission any solicitation with the Corporation’s shareholders relating to the meeting at which the Proxy Access Shareholder Nominee will be nominated, regardless of whether any such filing is required under Regulation 14A of the Exchange Act or whether any exemption from filing is available for such solicitation under Regulation 14A of the Exchange Act.

In addition, no later than the Final Proxy Access Nomination Date, a Qualifying Fund whose share ownership is counted for purposes of qualifying as an Eligible Shareholder must provide to the Secretary of the Corporation documentation reasonably satisfactory to the Board of Directors that demonstrates that the funds comprising the Qualifying Fund are either (i) under common management and investment control, (ii) under common management and funded primarily by a single employer or (iii) a “group of investment companies,” as such term is defined in Section 12(d)(1)(G)(ii) of the Investment Company Act of 1940, as amended.

(h) The Eligible Shareholder may provide to the Secretary of the Corporation, at the time the information required by this Article I, Section 8 is provided, a written statement for inclusion in the Proxy Materials for the applicable annual meeting of shareholders, not to exceed 500 words, in support of the Eligible Shareholder’s Proxy Access Shareholder Nominee (the “Statement”). Notwithstanding anything to the contrary contained in this Article I, Section 8, the Corporation may omit from the Proxy Materials any information or Statement (or portion thereof) that it, in good faith, believes would violate any applicable law or regulation.




(i) No later than the Final Proxy Access Nomination Date, each Proxy Access Shareholder Nominee must:

(i) provide to the Secretary of the Corporation all of the consents, representations, and agreements required pursuant to Article I, Section 6 as if the Proxy Access Shareholder Nominee was a nominee;

(ii) submit to the Secretary of the Corporation all completed and signed documents required of the Corporation’s Directors and nominees for election to the Board of Directors within five business days of receipt of each such questionnaire from the Corporation; and

(iii) provide to the Secretary of the Corporation within five business days of the Corporation’s request such additional information as the Corporation determines may be necessary to permit the Board of Directors to determine (A) such Proxy Access Shareholder Nominee’s status as to “independence”, including references to the criteria established by the New York Stock Exchange (or any other exchange or quotation system on which the Corporation’s equity securities are listed), any applicable rules of the Securities and Exchange Commission and the Corporation’s Corporate Governance Guidelines and Independence Standards for Directors, (B) if such Proxy Access Shareholder Nominee has any direct or indirect relationship with the Corporation, and (C) if such Proxy Access Shareholder Nominee is not and has not been subject to any event specified in Item 401(f) of Regulation S-K of the Exchange Act or any successor provision.

In the event that any information or communications provided by the Eligible Shareholder or the Proxy Access Shareholder Nominee to the Corporation or its shareholders ceases to be true and correct in any respect or omits a fact necessary to make the statements made, in light of the circumstances under which they were made, not misleading, each Eligible Shareholder or Proxy Access Shareholder Nominee, as the case may be, shall promptly notify the Secretary of the Corporation of any such inaccuracy or omission in such previously provided information and of the information that is required to make such information or communication true and correct.

(j) Any Proxy Access Shareholder Nominee who is included in the Proxy Materials for a particular annual meeting of shareholders but either (i) withdraws from or becomes ineligible or unavailable for election at that annual meeting, or (ii) does not receive at least 25% of the votes cast in favor of the Proxy Access Shareholder Nominee’s election, will be ineligible to be a Proxy Access Shareholder Nominee pursuant to this Article I, Section 8 for the next two annual meetings of shareholders. Any Proxy Access Shareholder Nominee who is included in the Proxy



Materials for a particular annual meeting of shareholders, but subsequently is determined not to satisfy the eligibility requirements of this Article I, Section 8 or any other provision of these Regulations, or the Corporation’s Articles of Incorporation, Corporate Governance Guidelines, Independence Standards for Directors or other applicable document or regulation at any time before the applicable annual meeting of shareholders, will not be eligible for election at the relevant annual meeting of shareholders and may not be substituted by the Eligible Shareholder that nominated such Proxy Access Shareholder Nominee.

(k) The Corporation shall not be required to include, pursuant to this Article I, Section 8, a Proxy Access Shareholder Nominee in the Proxy Materials for any meeting of shareholders, or, if the proxy statement already has been filed, to allow the nomination of a Proxy Access Shareholder Nominee, notwithstanding that proxies in respect of such vote may have been received by the Corporation:

(i) if any person is engaging in a “solicitation” within the meaning of Rule 14a-1(l) under the Exchange Act in support of the election of any individual as a Director at the applicable annual meeting of shareholders other than a nominee of the Board of Directors;

(ii) if the Proxy Access Shareholder Nominee or the Eligible Shareholder (or any member of any group of shareholders that together is such Eligible Shareholder) who has nominated such Proxy Access Shareholder Nominee has engaged in or is currently engaged in, or has been or is a “participant” in another person’s, “solicitation” within the meaning of Rule 14a-1(l) under the Exchange Act in support of the election of any individual as a Director at the applicable annual meeting of shareholders other than its Proxy Access Shareholder Nominee(s) or a nominee of the Board of Directors;

(iii) who is not independent under the listing standards of each principal U.S. securities exchange upon which the common shares of the Corporation are listed, any applicable rules of the Securities and Exchange Commission, and any publicly disclosed standards used by the Board of Directors in determining and disclosing independence of the Corporation’s Directors, in each case as determined by the Board of Directors;

(iv) who does not meet the audit committee independence requirements under the rules of any U.S. securities exchange upon which the common shares of the Corporation are traded, is not a “non-employee director” for the purposes of Rule 16b-3 under the Exchange Act (or any successor rule), is not an “outside director” for the purposes of Section 162(m) of the Internal Revenue Code (or any successor provision);




(v) whose election as a member of the Board of Directors would cause the Corporation to be in violation of these Regulations, the Articles of Incorporation, the rules and listing standards of the principal U.S. securities exchanges upon which the common shares of the Corporation are listed, or any applicable state or federal law, rule or regulation;

(vi) who is or has been, within the past three years, an officer or director of a competitor, as defined in Section 8 of the Clayton Antitrust Act of 1914;

(vii) who is a named subject of a pending criminal proceeding (excluding traffic violations and other minor offenses) or has been convicted in such a criminal proceeding within the past ten years;

(viii) if such Proxy Access Shareholder Nominee or the applicable Eligible Shareholder (or any member of any group of shareholders that together is such Eligible Shareholder) shall have provided information to the Corporation in connection with such nomination, including information provided pursuant to this Article I, Section 8, that was untrue in any material respect or omitted to state a material fact necessary in order to make any statement made, in light of the circumstances under which it was made, not misleading, as determined by the Board of Directors or any committee thereof;

(ix) the Eligible Shareholder (or a qualified representative thereof) does not appear at the applicable annual meeting of shareholders to present the Proxy Access Shareholder Nominee for election;

(x) the Eligible Shareholder (or any member of any group of shareholders that together is such Eligible Shareholder) or applicable Proxy Access Shareholder Nominee otherwise breaches or fails to comply with or the Board of Directors or any committee thereof determines it has breached its representations or obligations pursuant to these Regulations, including, without limitation, this Article I, Section 8; or

(xi) the Eligible Shareholder ceases to be an Eligible Shareholder for any reason, including but not limited to not owning the Required Shares through the date of the applicable annual meeting.

For the purpose of this Section 8(k): (A) clauses (ii) through (xi) will result in the exclusion from the Proxy Materials pursuant to this Article I, Section 8 of the specific Proxy Access Shareholder Nominee to whom the ineligibility applies, or, if the proxy statement already has been filed, the ineligibility of the Proxy Access Shareholder Nominee; and (B) clause (i) may, at the sole



discretion of the Board of Directors, result in the exclusion from the Proxy Materials pursuant to this Article I, Section 8 of all or any number of Proxy Access Shareholder Nominees from the applicable annual meeting of Shareholders, or, if the proxy statement already has been filed, the ineligibility of all Proxy Access Shareholder Nominees.

Article II.
BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Section 1. Number of Directors; Election; Term of Office.

The members of the Board of Directors shall be elected at each annual meeting of shareholders, and each Director shall hold office until the next annual meeting of shareholders and until his or her successor is elected, or until his or her earlier resignation, removal from office or death. The number of Directors, which shall not be less than three, may be fixed or changed (a) at any meeting of shareholders called to elect Directors at which a quorum is present, by the affirmative vote of the holders of a majority of the shares represented at the meeting and entitled to vote on the proposal, or (b) by the Directors at any meeting of the Board of Directors by the vote of a majority of the Directors then in office.

Section 2. Directors Elected by Holders of Serial Preferred Stock.

The provisions of Article II, Section 1 shall not apply to any Directors elected by the holders of Serial Preferred Stock of all series voting separately as a class in the event of default in the payment of the equivalent of six quarterly dividends (whether or not consecutive) on any outstanding series of Serial Preferred Stock. Any such Directors shall be elected to serve until the next annual meeting of shareholders and until their respective successors are elected, or until such default is cured, whichever occurs first.

Section 3. Vacancies.

In the event of the occurrence of any vacancy or vacancies in the Board of Directors, however caused, the Directors then in office, though less than a majority of the whole authorized number of Directors, may, by vote of a majority of their number, fill any such vacancy for the unexpired term.

Section 4. Meetings of Directors.

Meetings of Directors may be called by the Chairman of the Board, the Chief Executive Officer or the President, or twenty-five percent or more of the Directors then in office. Such



meetings may be held at any place within or without the State of Ohio, and may be held through any communications equipment if all persons participating can hear each other. Participation in a meeting of Directors held through communications equipment pursuant to this Article II, Section 4 shall constitute presence at such meeting. Written notice of the time and place of each meeting of Directors shall be given to each Director by personal delivery, or by mail, email, overnight delivery service or any other means of communication authorized by the Director at least two days before the meeting, which notice need not specify the purposes of the meeting. Notice of adjournment of a meeting of Directors need not be given if the time and place to which it is adjourned are fixed and announced at such meeting.

Section 5. Quorum.

A majority of the Directors in office shall constitute a quorum for any meeting of Directors; provided that a majority of the Directors present at a meeting duly held, whether or not a quorum is present, may adjourn such meeting from time to time. The act of a majority of the Directors present at a meeting at which a quorum is present is the act of the Board of Directors.

Article III.
COMMITTEES

The Board of Directors may at any time appoint from its members an executive committee or other committee or committees, consisting of such number of members as the Board of Directors may deem advisable, together with such alternates as the Board of Directors may deem advisable to take the place of any absent member or members at any meeting of such committee. Each member and each alternate shall hold office during the pleasure of the Board of Directors. Any committee shall act only in the intervals between meetings of the Board of Directors and shall have such authority of the Board of Directors, however conferred, as may, from time to time, be delegated by the Board of Directors, other than that of filling vacancies in the Board of Directors or in any committee thereof and other than adopting, amending or repealing regulations. Each committee shall keep a written record of all actions taken by it. Unless otherwise ordered by the Board of Directors, any such committee may prescribe its own rules for calling and holding meetings, including meetings by means of communications equipment, and for its own methods of procedure, and may act by a majority of its members at a meeting or without a meeting by a writing or writings signed by all of its members.

Article IV.
OFFICERS

Section 1. Designation and Election.




The Corporation shall have a Chairman of the Board, a Chief Executive Officer, a President, one or more Vice Presidents, a Secretary, a Treasurer and a Controller. A single individual may hold a combination of two or more of the foregoing offices. The Corporation may also have such other officers and assistant officers as may be deemed necessary. The officers shall be elected by the Board of Directors, at least annually. Assistant officers may be appointed by the Board, the Chairman of the Board, the Chief Executive Officer or the President. The Chairman of the Board shall be a Director, but none of the other officers need be a Director.




Section 2. Authority and Duties of Officers.

The officers of the Corporation shall have such authority and perform such duties as are customarily incident to their respective offices, or as may be determined, from time to time, by the Board of Directors.

Article V.
CORPORATE SEAL

The corporate seal of the Corporation shall be circular in form and shall contain the name of the Corporation and the word “Seal”.

Article VI.
AMENDMENTS

These Regulations may be amended in any respect, or new regulations may be adopted, (i) by the shareholders at a meeting held for such purpose, by the affirmative vote of, or without a meeting by the written consent of, the holders of shares entitling them to exercise a majority of the voting power on such proposal, or (ii) by the Board of Directors to the extent permitted by the Ohio General Corporation Law.

Article VII.
INDEMNIFICATION OF DIRECTORS, OFFICERS AND EMPLOYEES

The Corporation shall indemnify, to the full extent permitted or authorized by the Ohio General Corporation Law as it may from time to time be amended, any person made or threatened to be made a party to any threatened, pending or completed action, suit or proceeding, whether civil,



criminal, administrative or investigative, by reason of the fact that he is or was a Director, officer or employee of the Corporation, or is or was serving at the request of the Corporation as a Director, trustee, officer or employee of another corporation, partnership, joint venture, trust or other enterprise. The indemnification provided by this Article VII shall not be deemed exclusive of any other rights to which any person seeking indemnification may be entitled under the articles of incorporation or the regulations, or any agreement, vote of shareholders or disinterested Directors, or otherwise, both as to action in his official capacity and as to action in another capacity while holding such office, and shall continue as to a person who has ceased to be a Director, trustee, officer or employee and shall inure to the benefit of the heirs, executors and administrators of such a person.