SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
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):
November 19, 2012
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
(State or other Jurisdiction
333 Continental Boulevard,
El Segundo, California
|(Address of Principal Executive Offices)||(Zip Code)|
Registrants telephone number, including area code: (310) 252-2000
(Former name or former address if changed since last report.)
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Item 8.01. Other Events.
On November 19, 2012, pursuant to the Mattel, Inc. (Mattel) Guidelines Concerning Rule 10b5-1(c) Individual Trading Plans (the Guidelines), Alan Kaye, Executive Vice President & Chief Human Resources Officer of Mattel, entered into a Rule 10b5-1(c) trading plan (the Plan) with a broker to sell up to 37,500 shares of Mattel stock to be acquired upon the exercise of an employee stock option (the Option). The Option was granted to Mr. Kaye on August 1, 2006 and has a 10-year term that will expire on August 1, 2016.
The first sales under the Plan will not take place until December 24, 2012, which is longer than the 30-day waiting period required by Mattels Guidelines. Mr. Kaye may sell shares of Mattel stock under the Plan through the close of trading on December 20, 2013, at which time the Plan will terminate.
Transactions under the Plan will be disclosed publicly through Form 144 and Form 4 filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The Plan was adopted in accordance with Rule 10b5-1 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, and with Mattels Guidelines.
Rule 10b5-1 permits individuals who are not aware of material, non-public information at the time the plan is adopted to establish pre-arranged plans to buy or sell company stock. Using these plans, individuals can gradually diversify their investment portfolios over an extended period of time and better manage the exercise of stock options and the sale of shares.
Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.
|Date: November 20, 2012|
|Title:||Executive Vice President, Chief Legal Officer and Secretary|