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):||December 12, 2007|
The Stanley Works
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
(State or other jurisdiction
|of incorporation)||File Number)||Identification No.)|
|1000 Stanley Drive, New Britain, Connecticut||06053|
(Address of principal executive offices)
|Registrants telephone number, including area code:||(860) 225-5111|
Former name or former address, if changed since last report
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Item 8.01 Other Events.
The Stanley Works announced today that its Board of Directors has adopted a resolution authorizing the repurchase, from time to time, of up to 10 million shares of the company's common stock in open market purchases, tender offers and privately negotiated transactions. This information was announced in a press release dated December 12, 2007 which is attached hereto and incorporated herein by reference as Exhibit 99.1.
Item 9.01 Financial Statements and Exhibits.
(a) Not applicable
(b) Not applicable
(c) Not applicable
99.1 Press release dated December 12, 2007.
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.
|The Stanley Works|
|December 12, 2007||By:||
/s/ Bruce H. Beatt
|Name: Bruce H. Beatt|
|Title: Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary|
|The Stanley Works' press release dated December 12, 2007.|