SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
WASHINGTON, D.C. 20549
PURSUANT TO SECTION 13 OR 15(d) OF THE SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934
March 2, 2012
(Date of Report)
February 29, 2012
(Date of Earliest Event Reported)
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
(State or other jurisdiction of incorporation)
(Commission File Number)
(IRS Employer Identification No.)
1334 York Avenue
New York, NY
(Address of principal executive offices)
(Registrant's telephone number, including area code)
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Item 2.02 Results of Operations and Financial Condition.
On February 29, 2012, the Company issued a press release discussing its results of operations for the year ended December 31, 2011. This press release is furnished as Exhibit 99.1 to this Form 8-K.
Item 9.01 Financial Statements and Exhibits.
Sotheby's earnings press release for the year ended
December 31, 2011
Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the Company has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.
/s/ Kevin M. Delaney
Kevin M. Delaney
Senior Vice President,
Controller and Chief Accounting Officer
March 2, 2012
99.1 Sotheby's earnings press release for the year ended December 31, 2011.