SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
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): August 2, 2005
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
|(State or other jurisdiction of incorporation)|
|(Commission File Number)||(IRS Employer Identification No.)|
|100 First Stamford Place, Stamford, CT||06902|
|(Address of principal executive offices)||(Zip Code)|
Registrants telephone number, including area code: (203) 363-7300
(Former name or former address, if changed since last report)
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INFORMATION TO BE INCLUDED IN THIS REPORT
Section 5 CORPORATE GOVERNANCE AND MANAGEMENT
Item 5.02(d) Election of Director
The Board of Directors of Crane Co. has elected United States Air Force General Donald G. Cook (ret.) to the Board of Directors, effective August 2, 2005, for a term ending on the date of the Annual Meeting in 2006. General Cook retired from active duty as a four-star general on August 1, 2005, after a 36-year career in the Air Force. His most recent position was Commander, Air Education and Training Command, leading the Air Forces recruiting, training and education efforts, since December 2001.
General Cook has also been appointed to the Management Organization and Compensation Committee of the Crane Co. Board.
A copy of the Crane Co. press release dated August 2, 2005 announcing the election of General Cook is attached as Exhibit 99.1.
Section 9 FINANCIAL STATEMENTS AND EXHIBITS
Item 9.01. Financial Statements and Exhibits.
|Press Release dated August 2, 2005, issued by Crane Co.|
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: August 2, 2005
/s/ J. Robert Vipond
J. Robert Vipond
Vice President, Finance and
Chief Financial Officer
|99.1||Press Release dated August 2, 2005, issued by Crane Co.|