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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 11, 2020

(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)

Indiana       1-15983       38-3354643
(State or other jurisdiction (Commission (IRS Employer
of incorporation) File No.) Identification No.)
2135 West Maple Road
Troy, Michigan
(Address of principal executive offices)
(Zip code)

Registrant’s telephone number, including area code: (248) 435-1000

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Securities registered pursuant to Section 12(b) of the Act:

Title of each class Trading Symbol(s) Name of exchange on
which registered
Common Stock, $1 Par Value MTOR New York Stock Exchange

Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is an emerging growth company as defined in Rule 405 of the Securities Act of 1933 (§230.405 of this chapter) or Rule 12b-2 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (§240.12b-2 of this chapter).

Emerging Growth Company

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Item 2.05 Costs Associated with Exit or Disposal Activities.

On November 11, 2020, Meritor, Inc. (the “Company”) approved a restructuring plan to close three U.S. manufacturing plants in its Industrial business, and one European administration office in its Aftermarket business, and consolidate those operations into existing facilities. The site closures include:

Chicago, IL (acquired through AxleTech acquisition)
Livermore, CA (acquired through Fabco acquisition)
Livonia, MI (acquired through Fabco acquisition)
Zurich, Switzerland

The closures impact approximately 150 hourly and salaried workers. These restructuring plans are intended to optimize the Company’s manufacturing footprint, reduce costs and increase efficiencies. With this restructuring plan, the Company expects to incur approximately $19 million in restructuring charges in the Aftermarket and Industrial segment, consisting of impairment of long-lived assets of $9 million, severance related costs of $5 million and other associated cost of $5 million. Restructuring actions associated with this plan are expected to generate approximately $10 million in annual run rate saving and will be substantially complete by the end of 2021.



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.

Date: November 12, 2020 By:   /s/ Hannah S. Lim-Johnson                 
Hannah S. Lim-Johnson
Senior Vice President, Chief Legal Officer &
Corporate Secretary