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):  July 17, 2013


Simpson Manufacturing Co., Inc.

(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)







(State or other jurisdiction




(I.R.S. Employer

of incorporation)


file number)


Identification No.)


5956 W. Las Positas Boulevard, Pleasanton, CA 94588

(Address of principal executive offices)


(Registrant’s telephone number, including area code):  (925) 560-9000


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Item 5.02      Departure of Directors or Certain Officers; Election of Directors; Appointment of Certain Directors; Compensatory Arrangements of Certain Officers.


At its meeting on July 17, 2013, the Board of Directors (the “Board”) of Simpson Manufacturing Co., Inc. (the “Company”) elected Karen Colonias to the Board for an initial term expiring at annual meeting of stockholders in 2014. Ms. Colonias has been the Company’s Chief Executive Officer since January 2012. From May 2009 to January 2012, she was our Chief Financial Officer, Secretary and Treasurer. Prior to that, she held the position of Vice President of our subsidiary, Simpson Strong-Tie Company Inc., and in that capacity since 2004 served as the Branch Manager of Simpson Strong-Tie’s manufacturing facility in Stockton, California. She joined Simpson Strong-Tie in 1984 as an engineer in the research and development department, where she was responsible for the design and testing of new products and code development. In 1998, Simpson Strong-Tie promoted Ms. Colonias to Vice President of Engineering, responsible for Simpson Strong-Tie’s research and development efforts. Before joining Simpson Strong-Tie, she worked as a civil engineer for the Bechtel Corporation. Ms. Colonias has a BS in Engineering and an MBA and is also a licensed professional engineer. Ms. Colonias has not yet been appointed to any committees of the Board.






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.








Simpson Manufacturing Co., Inc.
























July 22, 2013




/s/ Brian J. Magstadt







Brian J. Magstadt







Chief Financial Officer