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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) July 23, 2020






(Exact Name of Registrant as Specified in Its Charter)




(State or Other Jurisdiction of Incorporation)


1-5581   59-0778222
(Commission File Number)   (IRS Employer Identification No.)

2665 South Bayshore Drive, Suite 901

Miami, Florida 33133

(Address of Principal Executive Offices, Including Zip Code)

(305) 714-4100

(Registrant’s Telephone Number, Including Area Code)


(Former Name or Former Address, if Changed Since Last Report)



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Securities registered pursuant to Section 12(b) of the Act:


Title of each class





Name of each exchange

on which registered

Common stock, $0.50 par value    WSO    New York Stock Exchange
Class B common stock, $0.50 par value    WSOB    New York Stock Exchange

Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is an emerging growth company as defined in Rule 405 of the Securities Act of 1933 (§230.405 of this chapter) or Rule 12b-2 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (§240.12b-2 of this chapter).

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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.

On July 23, 2020, Stephen F. Rush, at age 71, resumed his previous non-executive advisory role in the Office of the President of Watsco, Inc., a Florida corporation (the “Company”), and vacated his role as Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, having served in such capacity since April 2019. Mr. Rush joined the Company in 2001 and served in various leadership roles at several operating subsidiaries of the Company through 2016, when he assumed a non-executive advisory role in the Office of the President and before being named Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer. In his non-executive advisory role, Mr. Rush will advise our President in focusing on long-term strategy initiatives for the Company, and he remains a full-time employee of the Company.


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, thereunto duly authorized.



Dated: July 29, 2020


/s/ Ana M. Menendez

      Ana M. Menendez,
      Chief Financial Officer