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)

May 9, 2018




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Item 5.07Submission of Matters to a Vote of Security Holders


At the Company’s Annual Meeting of Shareholders on May 9, 2018 (the “Annual Meeting”), the shareholders voted on the following four proposals and cast their votes as described below.


Proposal 1

The individuals listed below were elected at the Annual Meeting to serve a one-year term on the Company’s Board of Directors.

   Votes For  Votes Withheld  Uncast
John A. Cosentino, Jr.   10,155,290    425,763    0 
Michael O. Fifer   10,481,030    100,023    0 
Sandra S. Froman   10,356,191    224,862    0 
C. Michael Jacobi   10,407,810    173,043    200 
Christopher J. Killoy   10,482,130    98,923    0 
Terrence G. O’Connor   10,499,859    81,194    0 
Amir P. Rosenthal   10,465,865    115,188    0 
Ronald C. Whitaker   10,447,037    134,016    0 
Phillip C. Widman   10,506,547    74,506    0 

Non-Votes on each nominee: 5,072,689


Proposal 2

Proposal 2 was a management proposal to ratify the appointment of RSM US LLP as the Company’s independent registered public accounting firm for 2018, as described in the proxy materials. This proposal was approved.

Votes For  Against  Abstain
 15,438,623    155,545    59,574 

Proposal 3


Proposal 3 was a management proposal to hold an advisory vote on the compensation of the Company’s named executive officers.

Votes For  Against  Abstain  Non-Votes
 10,190,075    309,133    81,845    5,072,689 


Proposal 4


Proposal 4 was a shareholder proposal to require a report on the Company’s activities related to safety measures and mitigation of harm associated with Company products.

Votes For  Against  Abstain  Non-Votes
 7,192,660    3,263,446    124,947    5,072,689 





Item 8.01 Other Events


The transcript of the Annual Meeting is included as Exhibit 99.1 to this Current Report on Form 8-K.


The information in this Current Report on Form 8-K (including the exhibit) is furnished pursuant to Item 8.01 and shall not be deemed to be “filed” for the purpose of Section 18 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, or otherwise subject to the liabilities of that section. The disclosure of the transcript of the Annual Meeting on this Current Report on Form 8-K will not be deemed an admission as to the materiality of any information in this Current Report on Form 8-K (including the exhibit) that is required to be disclosed by Regulation FD.


The text included with this Current Report on Form 8-K is available on our website located at Ruger.com/corporate, although we reserve the right to discontinue that availability at any time.


Certain statements contained in this Current Report on Form 8-K (including the exhibit) may be deemed to be forward-looking statements under federal securities laws, and we intend that such forward-looking statements be subject to the safe harbor created thereby. Such forward-looking statements include, but are not limited to, statements regarding market demand, sales levels of firearms, anticipated castings sales and earnings, the need for external financing for operations or capital expenditures, the results of pending litigation against the Company, the impact of future firearms control and environmental legislation, and accounting estimates. Readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements, which speak only as of the date made. The Company undertakes no obligation to publish revised forward-looking statements to reflect events or circumstances after the date such forward-looking statements are made or to reflect the occurrence of subsequent unanticipated events.


Item 9.01Financial Statements and Exhibits


Exhibit No. Description
99.1 Transcript of the Annual Meeting of Shareholders held on May 9, 2018.








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.



  By: /S/ THOMAS A. DINEEN                                              
    Name: Thomas A. Dineen
    Title: Principal Financial Officer,
      Principal Accounting Officer,
      Senior Vice President, Treasurer and
      Chief Financial Officer



Dated: May 14, 2018