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 30, 2018
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
(State or other jurisdiction
(IRS Employer
of incorporation)
File Number)
Identification No.)
1725 Shepherd Rd., Chattanooga, TN
(Address of principal executive offices)

Registrant's telephone number, including area code: (423) 899-5898
(Former name or former address, if changed since last report.)

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Item 8.01. Other Events

On July 30, 2018, Astec Industries, Inc. (the Company) reported that the Board of Directors of Astec Industries, Inc. (the "Company") had on July 29, 2018 declared a quarterly cash dividend of eleven cents ($0.11) per share of Company common stock to be paid on or after August 30, 2018 to the Company's common shareholders of record as of August 13, 2018 and approved a share repurchase program authorizing the Company to repurchase up to $150 million of its common stock.

Under the share repurchase plan, the Company may purchase common stock in open market transactions, block or privately negotiated transactions, and may from time to time purchase shares pursuant to a trading plan in accordance with Rule 10b5-1 and Rule 10b-18 under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, or by any combination of such methods. The number of shares to be purchased and the timing of the purchases are based on a variety of factors.  No time limit was set for completion of repurchases under the authorization and the program may be suspended or discontinued at any time.
A copy of the press release issued by the Company is attached as Exhibit 99.1.

Item 9.01. Financial Statements and Exhibits
Press release dated July 30, 2018 issued by 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 hereunto duly authorized.
Astec Industries, Inc.
Date: July 30, 2018
/s/ David C. Silvious
David C. Silvious
Chief Financial Officer,
Vice President and Treasurer

Press release dated July 30, 2018 issued by the Company