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): December 8, 2017

(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)

(State or other jurisdiction of incorporation)

1-4801 06-0247840
(Commission File Number) (I.R.S. Employer Identification No.)
123 Main Street, Bristol, Connecticut 06010
(Address of principal executive offices) (Zip Code)

(860) 583-7070
Registrant's telephone number, including area code

Not Applicable
(Former name or former address, if changed since last report)

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Item 5.02. Departure of Directors or Principal Officers; Election of Directors; Appointment of Principal Officers.

(d) Election of Directors.

On December 8, 2017, the Board of Directors (the "Board") of Barnes Group Inc. (the "Company") elected Richard J. Hipple as an independent director of the Company, effective immediately, for a term ending on the date of the 2018 Annual Meeting of Stockholders. Mr. Hipple’s election increases Board membership to twelve (12) directors.

There is no arrangement or understanding between Mr. Hipple and any other persons by which he was selected as a director. Additionally, there are no transactions involving Mr. Hipple requiring disclosure under Item 404(a) of Regulation S-K.

Mr. Hipple will participate in the standard compensation and benefit programs received by the Company's non-management directors, which are described in the Company’s proxy statement filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on March 21, 2017.

The Board has appointed Mr. Hipple to the Corporate Governance Committee, and the Compensation and Management Development Committee of the Board.

Item 7.01. Regulation FD Disclosure.

The Company issued a press release on December 8, 2017 announcing Mr. Hipple's election to the Board. A copy of the press release is furnished with this report as Exhibit 99.1.

Item 9.01. Financial Statements and Exhibits.


      Exhibit No.       Document Description
99.1 Press Release of the Company dated December 8, 2017.


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: December 8, 2017 BARNES GROUP INC.
By:      /s/ Kristine M. Murphy
Kristine M. Murphy
Deputy General Counsel and Assistant Secretary