Washington, DC 20549


Pursuant to Section 13 OR 15(d) of The Securities Exchange Act of 1934

Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported): June 11, 2019

(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)

(State or other jurisdiction
of incorporation)
File Number)
(IRS Employer
Identification No.)
600 North Centennial Street
Zeeland, Michigan

(Address of principal executive offices)
(Zip Code)

Registrant's telephone number, including area code: (616) 772-1800
(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
Trading Symbol(s)
Name of each exchange on which registered
Common Stock, par value $.06 per share
NASDAQ Global Select Market

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).

Emerging growth company    o

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Section 8.     Other Events

Item 8.01    Other Events

On June 11, 2019, Neil Boehm, Vice President of Engineering and Chief Technology Officer of Gentex Corporation (“Company”), entered into a stock trading plan in accordance with Rule 10b5-1 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934. This stock trading plan provides for a third-party broker to sell 5,640 shares of common stock of the Company that are issuable upon exercise of the stock options awarded to Mr. Boehm in 2014 and to sell 8,000 shares of restricted stock vesting on September 30, 2019. The shares will be sold under the stock trading plan on the open market over the period of time and according to the other parameters set forth under the stock trading plan. The stock trading plan terminates on October 11, 2019.

Rule 10b5-1 trading plans are permitted under the Company’s insider trading policy and other policies, and, to the extent required, transactions under such trading plans will be disclosed publicly through Form 144 and/or Form 4 filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Except as may be required by law, the Company does not undertake any obligation to report Rule 10b5-1 plans by officers or directors of the Company in the future, or to report modifications or terminations of any such plans, whether or not any such plans were publicly announced.


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.

Dated: June 12, 2019                            GENTEX CORPORATION    

By /s/Kevin C. Nash
Kevin C. Nash
Its Vice President, Finance and Chief Financial Officer