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): January 3, 2019


ABM Industries Incorporated


(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)



(State or other jurisdiction of



(Commission File Number)


(IRS Employer Identification No.)



One Liberty Plaza, 7th Floor

New York, New York

(Address of Principal Executive Offices)


(Zip Code)


(212) 297-0200

Registrant’s telephone number, including area code

Not Applicable

Former name or former address, if changed since last report


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


On January 3, 2019, Lauralee E. Martin informed the Board of Directors (the “Board”) of ABM Industries Incorporated (the “Company”) of her decision to not stand for re-election to the Board at the Company’s 2019 annual meeting of stockholders (the “2019 Annual Meeting”) and to retire from the Board effective as of the 2019 Annual Meeting. There are no disagreements between Ms. Martin and the Company related to the Company’s operations, policies or practices to be reported in connection with Ms. Martin’s decision.





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.


  ABM Industries Incorporated  
  By: /s/ Andrea R. Newborn  
    Name: Andrea R. Newborn  

Executive Vice President, General Counsel

and Corporate Secretary



Date: January 8, 2019