UNITED STATES
SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, D.C. 20549


FORM 8-K

CURRENT REPORT

Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of the
Securities Exchange Act of 1934

Date of Report: August 29, 2012
(Date of earliest event reported)

Stillwater Mining Company
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
DE
(State or other jurisdiction
of incorporation) 001-13053
(Commission File Number) 81-0480654
(IRS Employer
Identification Number)
1321 Discovery Drive, Billings, Montana
(Address of principal executive offices)   59102
(Zip Code)
(406) 373-8700
(Registrant's telephone number, including area code)
Not Applicable
(Former Name or Former Address, if changed since last report)


Check the appropriate box below if the Form 8-K filing is intended to simultaneously satisfy the filing obligation of the registrant under any of the following provisions:

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Item 5.02. Departure of Directors or Principal Officers; Election of Directors; Appointment of Principal Officers


Stillwater Mining Company announced the appointment of Gary A. Sugar to the Company's Board of Directors, effective August 29, 2012.

Item 9.01. Financial Statements and Exhibits

(a) Financial statements:
            None
(b) Pro forma financial information:
            None
(c) Shell company transactions:
            None
(d) Exhibits
            99.1       Press Release of Stillwater Mining Company dated August 29, 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.


Dated: August 29, 2012
STILLWATER MINING COMPANY

By:  /s/ Brent R. Wadman                    
     Brent R. Wadman
     Corporate Secretary


Exhibit Index Exhibit No. Description 99.1 Press Release of Stillwater Mining Company dated August 29, 2012