UNITED STATES SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
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): October 31, 2013
EATON VANCE CORP.
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
(State or other jurisdiction
(Commission File Number)
(IRS Employer Identification No.)
Two International Place, Boston, Massachusetts
(Address of principal executive offices)
Registrants telephone number, including area code: (617) 482-8260
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INFORMATION INCLUDED IN THE REPORT
Unregistered Sales of Equity Securities.
In connection with the retirement of Mr. Duncan W. Richardson, as disclosed in Item 5.02 below and as previously announced in a Form 8-K filed by the Registrant on July 22, 2013, Mr. Richardson transferred all of his shares of voting common stock (the Richardson Shares) to four employees of the Registrant or its subsidiaries, who will become trustees under a voting trust (Voting Trust). In addition to the transfer of the Richardson Shares, on November 6, 2013, the Registrant issued and sold 11,142 shares of voting common stock (the New Shares) in a private transaction for aggregate cash consideration of $58,829.76 to one of these four employees. After giving effect to the transfers and issuance, each of the four employees acquired 13,927 shares of voting common stock.
The Registrant claims an exemption from registration under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended (Act), in reliance upon Section 4(a)(2) of the Act. The purchaser of the New Shares immediately deposited the New Shares in the Voting Trust and received voting trust receipts (Receipts) therefore. All of the shares of outstanding voting common stock of the Registrant have been deposited in the Voting Trust, and all of the 22 holders of such voting common stock are employees of the Registrant or its subsidiaries and are trustees under the Voting Trust. Under Article Seventh of the Registrants Articles of Incorporation, as amended, voting common stock may not be transferred without first being offered for sale to the Registrant at book value, and upon a Shareholders death or cessation as an employee of the Registrant or any of its subsidiaries, the voting common stock must be offered for sale to the Registrant at book value. The Receipts may not be transferred without the consent of a majority of the Voting Trusts trustees, and upon a Receipt holders death or cessation as an employee of the Registrant or any of its subsidiaries, the voting common stock represented by his or her Receipts may be purchased by the Registrant at book value.
Departure of Directors or Certain Officers; Election of Directors; Appointment of Certain Officers; Compensatory Arrangements of Certain Officers.
On and effective October 31, 2013, Mr. Duncan W. Richardson retired as Director and Executive Vice President of the Registrant, but continued as an employee until November 4, 2013.
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.
EATON VANCE CORP.
November 6, 2013
/s/ Frederick S. Marius
Frederick S. Marius
Vice President & Chief Legal Officer