Washington, D.C. 20549

                                    FORM 8-K

                                 CURRENT REPORT

      Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported): September 23, 2003

                               H.B. Fuller Company
             (Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)

Minnesota                             001-09225                  41-0268370
(State of Incorporation)       (Commission file number)        (I.R.S. Employer
                                                             Identification No.)

1200 Willow Lake Boulevard, St. Paul, Minnesota            55110-5101
(Address of principal executive offices)                   (Zip Code)

                                 (651) 236-5900
              (Registrant's telephone number, including area code)

Item 7. Financial Statements, Pro Forma Financial Information and Exhibits

(c) Exhibits

Exhibit 99  Press Release dated September 23, 2003 reporting registrants'
            financial results for the third quarter and nine months ended
            August 30, 2003.

Item 9. Regulation FD Disclosure (Information furnished in this Item is also
furnished under Item 12.)

On September 23, 2003, H.B. Fuller Company announced its sales and earnings for
the third quarter and nine months ended August 30, 2003. A copy of the press
release that discusses this matter is filed as Exhibit 99 to, and incorporated
by reference in, this report.

In addition to disclosing results in accordance with U.S. generally accepted
accounting principles (GAAP), the registrant also discloses non-GAAP results
that exclude special items principally related to the registrant's restructuring
initiative. The registrant believes that such a presentation provides a useful
analysis of the ongoing operating trends for the periods presented.

To the extent that the information contained in this report is also intended to
be furnished under Item 12. "Results of Operations and Financial Condition," it
is being furnished under Item 9. "Regulation FD Disclosure" pursuant to interim
guidance issued by the Securities and Exchange Commission in Release Nos.
33-8216 and 34-47583. As such, the information hereunder shall not be deemed to
be filed for the purposes of Section 18 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934
or otherwise subject to the liabilities of that section, nor shall it be
incorporated by reference into a filing under the Securities Act of 1933, or the
Securities Exchange Act of 1934, except as shall be expressly set forth by
specific reference in such a filing.


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.

                                              H.B. FULLER COMPANY
                                              Date: September 23, 2003

                                              By: /s/ John Feenan

                                              John Feenan
                                              Senior Vice President and
                                              Chief Financial Officer