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): August 5, 2016 (August 4, 2016)
Alamo Group Inc.
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
State of Delaware
(State or other jurisdiction of incorporation)
(Commission File No.)
(IRS Employer Identification No.)
1627 E. Walnut Seguin, Texas 78155
(Address of Principal executive offices)
Registrant's telephone number, including area code:
(830) 379-1480
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Item 5.02. Departure of Directors or Certain Officers; Election of Directors; Appointment of Certain Officers; Compensatory Arrangements of Certain Officers.

(b) Helen W. Cornell, a director of Alamo Group, Inc. (the "Company"), has notified the Company that she is interested in retiring from the Company's Board of Directors (the "Board") prior to the end of 2016.

(d) On August 4, 2016, the Board increased the number of members of the Board from seven to eight and elected Ms. Tracy C. Jokinen as an independent director effective immediately. The Board determined that Ms. Jokinen is independent in accordance with the director independence standards established under the Company's Corporate Governance Guidelines.

Ms. Jokinen, 47, is the Chief Financial Officer of G&K Services, Inc. ("G&K"), a service-focused provider of branded uniform and facility services programs. Prior to joining G&K in April 2014, Ms. Jokinen spent 22 years with Valspar Corporation ("Valspar"), a global manufacturer of paints and coatings, in various positions of increasing responsibility. Most recently, she served as Valspar's Vice President, Corporate Finance, where she led Valspar's tax, treasury, investor relations, internal audit, operations finance, and corporate accounting functions. Her previous positions at Valspar included Vice President, Finance & Strategy, and Vice President, Corporate Controller and Chief Accounting Officer.

In connection with her election as a director, Ms. Jokinen will receive 840 shares of restricted stock awards pursuant to the Company's 2009 Equity Incentive Plan. The restricted stock awards will vest ratably over the next four years. In addition, Ms. Jokinen will be eligible to participate in the Company's director compensation arrangements which are more fully described in the Company's 2016 definitive proxy statement.

Ms. Jokinen has been appointed to the Audit Committee and Compensation Committee of the Board.

The Company is not aware of any related party transactions between Ms. Jokinen, on the one hand, and the Company, on the other hand, subject to disclosure pursuant to Item 404(a) of Regulation S-K.

A copy of the press release regarding the election of Ms. Jokinen to the Board is filed as Exhibit 99.1 to this Current Report on Form 8-K and is incorporated by reference into this Item 5.02(d).

Item 9.01    Financial Statements and Exhibits
Exhibit 99.1 - Press Release dated August 4, 2016.

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.
August 5, 2016
By:  /s/ Robert H. George              
Robert H. George,
Vice President-Administration

Exhibit No.
Description of Exhibit
Press release of the Company dated August 4, 2016