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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): October 28, 2020

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123 Main Street
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(860) 583-7070
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Item 5.02. Departure of Directors or Certain Officers; Election of Directors; Appointment of Certain Officers; Compensatory Arrangements of Certain Officers.

On October 28, 2020, Mr. Christopher J. Stephens, Jr., Senior Vice President, Finance & Chief Financial Officer of Barnes Group Inc. (the “Company”) provided notice of his resignation from the Company effective December 31, 2020 (“Transition Date”). Mr. Stephens will assist in the transition of his role until the Transition Date. The Company will commence a search for Mr. Stephens’s replacement.

On October 28, 2020, Marian Acker, Vice President, Controller of the Company, and the Company’s Principal Accounting Officer, was appointed as the Company’s Interim Chief Financial Officer and Principal Financial Officer, effective as of the Transition Date. Ms. Acker, age 58, joined the Company in 1993 and has served as the Company’s Vice President, Controller since 2010. Ms. Acker will continue to serve as Vice President, Controller during her tenure as Interim Chief Financial Officer and Principal Financial Officer.

Ms. Acker does not have any family relationship with any director, executive officer or person nominated or chosen by the Company to become a director or executive officer.  There are no transactions in which Ms. Acker has an interest requiring disclosure under Item 404(a) of Regulation S-K.

Item 8.01. Other Events.
On November 2, 2020, the Company issued a press release (the “Press Release”) regarding the foregoing. A copy of the Press Release is attached and furnished as Exhibit 99.1 hereto.

Item 9.01.
Financial Statements and Exhibits.
(d) Exhibits.
Exhibit No.
Press Release, dated November 2, 2020.
Cover page from this Current Report on Form 8-K, formatted in Inline XBRL.


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:    November 2, 2020            BARNES GROUP INC

By    /S/ JAMES C. PELLETIER        
James C. Pelletier
Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary