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): December 15, 2017 (December 14, 2017)
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
(Address of Registrant’s principal executive offices, including zip code)
(Zip Code)

1627 E. Walnut Seguin, Texas 78155
(Address of Principal executive offices)
(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.

(d) At a meeting of the Company's Board of Directors on December 14, 2017, Mr. Richard W. Parod was elected as a director effective immediately. The Board determined that Mr. Parod is independent in accordance with the director independence standards established under the Company's Corporate Governance Guidelines.

Mr. Parod, 64, was a Director and CEO of the Lindsay Corporation from April 2000 until his retirement on December 1, 2017. Prior to Lindsay, Mr. Parod served as the Vice President and General Manager of the Toro Company's Irrigation Division.

In connection with his election as a director, Mr. Parod will receive 420 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, Mr. Parod will be eligible to participate in the Company's director compensation arrangements which are more fully described in the Company's 2017 definitive proxy statement.

The Company is not aware of any related party transactions between Mr. Parod, 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 Mr. Parod 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 December 14, 2017

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.
December 15, 2017
By:  /s/ Robert H. George              
Robert H. George,
Vice President-Administration

Exhibit No.
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