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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): August 8, 2021



McCormick & Company, Incorporated

(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)




Maryland   001-14920   52-0408290

(State or other jurisdiction

of incorporation)



File Number)


(IRS Employer

Identification No.)


24 Schilling Road, Suite 1

Hunt Valley, Maryland

(Address of principal executive offices)   (Zip Code)

Registrant’s telephone number, including area code: (410) 771-7301

(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 (see General Instruction A.2. below):


Written communications pursuant to Rule 425 under the Securities Act (17 CFR 230.425)


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Securities registered pursuant to Section 12(b) of the Act:


Title of each class




Name of exchange
on which registered

Common Stock   MKC-V   New York Stock Exchange
Common Stock Non-Voting   MKC   New 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 5.02 Departure of Directors or Certain Officers; Election of Directors; Appointment of Certain Officers; Compensatory Arrangements of Certain Officers.

Departure of Principal Accounting Officer

On August 8, 2021, Christina M. McMullen, Vice President & Controller, provided notice of her intention to retire from McCormick & Company, Incorporated (the “Registrant”) as of November 30, 2021. As part of the transition, Ms. McMullen will step down from her role as Vice President & Controller, and the Registrant’s Principal Accounting Officer, as of August 31, 2021. From that date until her retirement, Ms. McMullen will assist with the transition to her successor.

Appointment of Principal Accounting Officer

On August 9, 2021, Gregory P. Repas was appointed Vice President & Controller, and the Registrant’s Principal Accounting Officer, effective as of August 31, 2021. These positions will not be executive officer roles within the Registrant. Mr. Repas joined the Registrant as Vice President and Assistant Controller in April 2017. Prior to that date, he was Vice President - Chief Accounting Officer for Algeco Scotsman Holdings S.À R.L from January 2014 to April 2017.


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.



/s/ Jeffery D. Schwartz

Date: August 12, 2021       Jeffery D. Schwartz
      Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary