Washington, D.C. 20549





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


November 30, 2018                 (November 28, 2018)


Date of report          (Date of earliest event reported)


Hexcel Corporation


(Exact Name of Registrant as Specified in Charter)


Delaware   1-8472   94-1109521
(State of Incorporation)   (Commission File No.)   (IRS Employer Identification No.)


Two Stamford Plaza

281 Tresser Boulevard

Stamford, Connecticut 06901-3238


(Address of Principal Executive Offices and Zip Code)


(203) 969-0666


(Registrant's telephone number, including area code)




(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:


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Section 7 – Regulation FD


Item 7.01 Regulation FD Disclosure


On November 30, 2018, Hexcel Corporation (“Hexcel”) issued a press release announcing that it entered into the agreement described in Item 8.01 below. The information contained in the press release, which is attached to this report as Exhibit 99.1, is incorporated by reference herein.


The information furnished pursuant to Item 7.01 of this report, including Exhibit 99.1, shall not be considered “filed” for purposes of Section 18 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, or otherwise subject to the liability of such section, nor shall it be incorporated by reference into future filings by Hexcel under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended or under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, unless Hexcel expressly sets forth in such future filing that such information is to be considered “filed” or incorporated by reference therein.


Section 8 – Other Events


Item 8.01 Other Events


On November 28, 2018, Hexcel entered into a definitive agreement to acquire ARC Technologies, Inc. for a base purchase price of $160 million. The closing of the transaction is subject to customary closing conditions, including regulatory approvals. 


Section 9 – Financial Statements and Exhibits


Item 9.01 Financial Statements and Exhibits.


(d)   Exhibits


99.1Press Release issued by Hexcel Corporation on November 30, 2018.







Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.



  November 30, 2018  
    /s/ Gail E. Lehman
    Gail E. Lehman
    Executive Vice President, General
Counsel & Secretary