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):
March 12, 2010


(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)

 (State or other jurisdiction of incorporation)

 (Commission File Number)

 (I.R.S. Employer Identification No.)
1000 Stanley Drive, New Britain, Connecticut

 (Address of principal executive offices)

 (Zip Code)
Registrant’s telephone number, including area code:
(860) 225-5111
 Not Applicable
Former name or former address, if changed since last report

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Item 5.07.  Submission of Matters to a Vote of Security Holders

On March 12, 2010, The Stanley Works (“Stanley”) held a special meeting of its shareholders in connection with the Agreement and Plan of Merger dated as of November 2, 2009 (the “Merger Agreement”), among The Black & Decker Corporation (“Black & Decker”), Stanley, and Blue Jay Acquisition Corp., a wholly owned subsidiary of Stanley (“Merger Sub”), pursuant to which Merger Sub shall merge with and into Black & Decker, with Black & Decker continuing as the surviving corporation and as a wholly owned subsidiary of Stanley (the “Merger”).  The meeting was held in order to vote upon the following four matters:

(i)  a proposal to approve the issuance of Stanley common stock, in connection with the Merger contemplated by Merger Agreement.

(ii) a proposal to amend the Certificate of Incorporation of Stanley to (a) increase the authorized number of shares of Stanley Common Stock from 200,000,000 to 300,000,000 and (b) change the name of Stanley to “Stanley Black & Decker, Inc.”

(iii) a proposal to amend The Stanley Works 2009 Long-Term Incentive Plan to, among other things, increase the number of shares available to be issued under such plan;
(iv) a proposal to approve an adjournment of the Stanley special meeting (if necessary or appropriate, including to solicit additional proxies if there are not sufficient votes for the approval of any of the foregoing proposals).

The following is a summary of the voting results for each matter presented to the shareholders:

Issuance of Stanley Common Stock

Votes For
Votes Against
Votes Abstained
Broker Non-Votes
67,502,270 709,107  157,609 

Amendment to the Stanley Certificate of Incorporation

Votes For
Votes Against
Votes Abstained
Broker Non-Votes
66,351,257 1,787,823  229,905 

Amendment to the Stanley 2009 Long-Term Incentive Plan

Votes For
Votes Against
Votes Abstained
Broker Non-Votes
57,750,350 10,251,728 364,107
Adjournment of the Stanley special meeting (if necessary)

Votes For
Votes Against
Votes Abstained
Broker Non-Votes
61,052,050 6,907,252  406,883
Item 8.01.  Other Events.

On March 12, 2010, Stanley received antitrust clearance for the Merger from the European Union Commission.  As of March 12, 2010, Stanley and Black & Decker have received all antitrust clearances necessary to complete the Merger.
Stanley and Black & Decker expect that the Merger will become effective at 5:00 p.m., eastern time, on March 12, 2010.



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.
The Stanley Works
March 12, 2010
/s/ Bruce H. Beatt  
    Name: Bruce H. Beatt  
    Title:  Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary