Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d)

of The Securities Exchange Act of 1934

Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported): March 14, 2019




(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)




DELAWARE   1-4908   04-2207613
(State or other jurisdiction
of incorporation)
File Number)
  (IRS Employer
Identification No.)

770 Cochituate Road, Framingham, MA 01701

(Address of principal executive offices) (Zip Code)

(508) 390-1000

Registrant’s telephone number, including area code


(Former name or former address, if changed since last report)



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Item 8.01

Other Events.

Scott Goldenberg, Senior Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of The TJX Companies, Inc. (“TJX”), and Kenneth Canestrari, Senior Executive Vice President and Group President of TJX, entered into trading plans in accordance with Rule 10b5-1 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, as of March 14, 2019 and March 19, 2019, respectively. Options will be exercised and/or shares will be sold under the plans on the open market over the periods of time and according to the other parameters set forth under the trading plans. The plans each have a trading period that begins at least 30 days after the agreement date, consistent with TJX policy.

Rule 10b5-1 allows individuals, when they are not in possession of material nonpublic information, to adopt written, pre-arranged trading plans to sell securities under specified conditions. Sales of shares pursuant to the trading plans will be in compliance with TJX’s stock ownership guidelines. Rule 10b5-1 trading plans are permitted under TJX’s insider trading policy, and, to the extent required, transactions under the trading plans will be disclosed publicly through Form 144 and/or Form 4 filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission.


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.



/s/ Alicia C. Kelly

Alicia C. Kelly
Executive Vice President, Secretary and
General Counsel

Dated: April 11, 2019