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 21, 2012
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
(State or other jurisdiction of incorporation)
(Commission File Number)
(I.R.S. Employer Identification No.)
5995 Mayfair Road, P.O. Box 3077, North Canton, Ohio
(Address of principal executive offices)
Registrant’s telephone number, including area code:
Former name or former address, if changed since last report
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Item 5.05 Amendments to the Registrant's Code of Ethics, or Waiver of a Provision of the Code of Ethics.
On November 21, 2012, Diebold, Incorporated (the “Company”) adopted a new Code of Business Ethics applicable to all directors, officers and employees of the Company. The Code of Business Ethics will be released and available to all associates in December 2012. The Code of Business Ethics amends and restates the prior Business Ethics Policy and clarifies and updates the policies designed to promote the purposes outlined for a code of ethics in Item 406 of Regulation S-K. The Code of Business Ethics covers topics such as reporting violations of the Code of Business Ethics, maintaining respectful work environments, fair dealing, confidentiality, compliance with laws, preparation of business and financial documents, conflicts of interests, company resources, public communications and limitations of the Code of Business Ethics, among others.
The foregoing description is a summary and is qualified in its entirety by reference to the full text of the Code of Business Ethics, which is filed herewith as Exhibit 14.1.
Item 9.01 Financial Statements and Exhibits.
Code of Business Ethics
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/ Chad F. Hesse
Chad F. Hesse
Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary
Date: November 28, 2012
Code of Business Ethics