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): September 10, 2018



Aerojet Rocketdyne Holdings, Inc.

(Exact name of registrant as specified in charter)




Delaware   1-01520   34-0244000

(State or other jurisdiction

of incorporation)



File Number)


(IRS Employer

Identification No.)

222 N. Pacific Coast Highway, Suite 500, El Segundo, California   90245
(Address of principal executive offices)   (Zip Code)

Registrant’s telephone number, including area code: (310) 252-8100


(Former name or former address, if changed since last report)



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Item 8.01

Other Events.

On September 10, 2018, Aerojet Rocketdyne Holdings, Inc. (the “Company”) made a discretionary contribution of 2,733,812 treasury shares of its common stock to the Aerojet Rocketdyne Master Retirement Trust, which is a trust maintained in connection with the Aerojet Rocketdyne (GenCorp) Consolidated Pension Plan (the “Plan”). The contributed shares have a value of approximately $95 million using the closing stock price on September 10, 2018. This voluntary contribution will help address the current underfunding of the Plan. This contribution is tax deductible in the current period and will be used as a pre-funding credit. The pre-funding designation provides management with flexibility to meet its future Plan funding requirements using either cash on hand, the pre-funding credit, or a mix of the two. An independent fiduciary has been appointed to manage the contributed shares and direct the manner and timing of the disposition of those shares. The Company currently anticipates the independent fiduciary will dispose of the contributed shares over the next 6 months.


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.



/s/ Arjun L. Kampani

      Name:   Arjun L. Kampani

Vice President, General Counsel and