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UNITED STATES
SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, D.C. 20549
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FORM 8-K
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CURRENT REPORT
Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of the
Securities Exchange Act of 1934

Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported): September 4, 2018

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MSA SAFETY INCORPORATED
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)

Pennsylvania
1-15579
46-4914539
(State or other jurisdiction of incorporation or organization)
(Commission File Number)
(IRS Employer Identification Number)
1000 Cranberry Woods Drive
Cranberry Township, PA

16066
(Address of principal executive offices)
(Zip Code)

Registrant’s telephone number, including area code: 724-776-8600

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:

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

Soliciting material pursuant to Rule 14a-12 under the Exchange Act (17 CFR 240.14a-12)

Pre-commencement communications pursuant to Rule 14d-2(b) under the Exchange Act (17 CFR 240.14d-2(b))

Pre-commencement communications pursuant to Rule 13e-4(c) under the Exchange Act (17 CFR 240.13e-4(c))
Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is an emerging growth company as defined in Rule 405 of the Securities Act of 1933 (17 CFR §230.405) or Rule 12b-2 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (17 CFR §240.12b-2).
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. Appointment of Certain Officers.

As part of a defined transition plan, effective September 4, 2018, Jonathan D. Buck was promoted to the position of Corporate Controller, and Kenneth D. Krause, Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, assumed the additional role of principal accounting officer.

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SIGNATURE

Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, MSA Safety Incorporated has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.

MSA SAFETY INCORPORATED


By:     /s/ Douglas K. McClaine    
Douglas K. McClaine
Senior Vice President, Secretary
and Chief Legal Officer

Date: September 6, 2018