Washington, DC 20549



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

Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported): April 16, 2013

(Exact name of Registrant as specified in its charter)

Connecticut 1-5244 06-0548860
(State of incorporation) (Commission File No.) (IRS Employer Identification No.)

1000 Stanley Drive
New Britain, Connecticut 06053
(Address of principal executive offices)

Registrant’s telephone number: (860) 225-5111

     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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Item 5.03 Amendments to Articles of Incorporation or Bylaws; Change in Fiscal Year

On April 16, 2013, the Board of Directors of the Registrant approved amendments to the Company’s Bylaws (i) to remove provisions relating to a classified Board that no longer apply (see Sections 1 and 1.A of Article III); (ii) to eliminate certain provisions adopted in connection with the Black & Decker merger relating to the responsibilities of the Chairman and the Chief Executive Officer (see Sections 2 and 3 of Article IV); and (iii) to correct a typographical error (see Section 11 of Article III). These amendments did not require shareholder approval.

The above summary is qualified in its entirety by reference to the full text of the amended provisions, which are contained in the Amended and Restated Bylaws attached as Exhibit 3.1 to this Current Report on Form 8-K and are incorporated by reference herein.

Item 5.07 Submission of Matters to a Vote of Security Holders

The Registrant’s Annual meeting of Shareholders was held on April 16, 2013.

Proposal 1: The following Directors were elected at the meeting:

George W. Buckley 122,907,592 5,558,783 10,647,637
Patrick D. Campbell 124,511,214 3,955,161 10,647,637
Carlos M. Cardoso 122,732,768 5,733,607 10,647,637
Robert B. Coutts 124,341,312 4,125,063 10,647,637
Benjamin H. Griswold, IV 122,786,030 5,680,345 10,647,637
John F. Lundgren 123,336,868 5,129,507 10,647,637
Anthony Luiso 123,840,351 4,626,024 10,647,637
Marianne M. Parrs 123,993,829 4,472,546 10,647,637
Robert L. Ryan 124,579,852 3,886,523 10,647,637

Proposal 2:  The Shareholders approved the Stanley Black & Decker 2013 Long-Term Incentive Plan:

For Against Abstain Broker Non-
112,201,288 15,413,224 843,222 10,647,637

Proposal 3:  The Shareholders approved Ernst & Young LLP as the Registrant’s registered independent public accounting firm for the 2013 fiscal year:

For Against Abstain
133,600,396 5,104,518 400,644

Proposal 4:  The Shareholders approved, on an advisory basis, the compensation of the Registrant’s named executive officers:

For Against Abstain Broker Non-
119,400,841 7,541,146 1,515,934 10,647,637

Item 9.01 Financial Statements and Exhibits
(a)         Not applicable
(b) Not applicable
(c) Exhibits
3.1 Amended and Restated Bylaws dated April 16, 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.

Dated: April 18, 2013

Stanley Black & Decker, Inc.
By:   /s/ Bruce H. Beatt
Bruce H. Beatt
Senior Vice President, General Counsel
and Secretary

Exhibit Index

Exhibit No.       Description
3.1 Amended and Restated Bylaws dated April 16, 2013