Fastenal Company - Recent Material Event

Item 7.01. Regulation FD Disclosure.

On November 20, 2012 the Registrant issued a press release, a copy of which is attached hereto as Exhibit 99.1 and is incorporated herein by reference.

Item 9.01. Financial Statements and Exhibits.

    Exhibit 99.1.       Press release dated November 20, 2012

SIGNATURE

    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.

    Fastenal Company (Registrant)

November 20, 2012 (Date)   /s/   DANIEL L. FLORNESS Daniel L. Florness
Chief Financial Officer

  Exhibit Index
  99.1 Press release dated November 20, 2012