Washington, D.C. 20549








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


Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported): September 6, 2017



Commission File Number 1-9929




Insteel Industries, Inc.

(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)




North Carolina

(State or other jurisdiction of

incorporation or organization)


(I.R.S. Employer

Identification No.)


1373 Boggs Drive, Mount Airy, North Carolina

(Address of principal executive offices)


(Zip Code)


Registrant’s telephone number, including area code: (336) 786-2141






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


On September 6, 2017, the Board of Directors (the “Board”) of Insteel Industries, Inc. (the “Company”) increased the size of the Board to six directors and appointed G. Kennedy Thompson to serve as an independent director of the Company. Pursuant to North Carolina law, Mr. Thompson will stand for shareholder election to the Board at the 2018 Annual Meeting of Shareholders. Mr. Thompson has not yet been appointed to any committees of the Board or assigned to a class of directors. Mr. Thompson is currently a partner at Aquiline Capital Partners LLC, a New York-based private equity firm, a position he has held since 2009.


Mr. Thompson will participate in the Company’s non-employee director compensation program whereby non-employee directors typically receive an annual cash retainer equal to $50,000 and an annual grant of restricted stock units (“RSUs”) valued at $50,000. Mr. Thompson will be paid a pro rata portion of the annual cash retainer based on his date of appointment. The RSUs are typically granted on the date of the Company’s annual meeting and have a one-year vesting period.


Mr. Thompson has not been directly or indirectly involved or had a material interest in any transaction, proposed transaction, or series of similar transactions with the Company which would be required to be disclosed pursuant to Item 404(a) of Regulation S-K.


Item 7.01. Regulation FD Disclosure.


A copy of the press release announcing Mr. Kennedy’s appointment is furnished as Exhibit 99.1 to this Current Report on Form 8-K and is incorporated under this Item 7.01 by reference.


Item 9.01. Financial Statements and Exhibits.


(d) Exhibits



Press release dated September 6, 2017 announcing the appointment of G. Kennedy Thompson as a director.







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 thereunto duly authorized.








Date: September 6, 2017


/s/ Michael C. Gazmarian


      Michael C. Gazmarian


      Vice President, Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer












Press release dated September 6, 2017 announcing the appointment of G. Kennedy Thompson as a director.