Form 8-K
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) December 15, 2006
General Electric Company
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
New York
(State or other jurisdiction
of incorporation)
File Number)
(IRS Employer
Identification No.)
3135 Easton Turnpike, Fairfield, Connecticut
(Address of principal executive offices)
(Zip Code)
Registrant’s telephone number, including area code   (203) 373-2211
(Former name or former address, if changed since last report.)

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Item 5.02 Departure of Directors or Principal Officers; Election of Directors; Appointment of Principal Officers
On December 15, 2006, the Board of Directors of the General Electric Company elected Dr. Susan Hockfield, President and Professor of Neuroscience at Massachusetts Institute of Technology, to the Board of Directors.
The Board of Directors has determined that Dr. Hockfield is an independent director under the New York Stock Exchange listing standards and the Company's independence guidelines, as set forth in its Governance Principles.
The Board has appointed Dr. Hockfield to the Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee and the Public Responsibilities Committee.
A copy of GE's press release announcing the election is attached hereto as Exhibit 99 and hereby incorporated by reference.
Item 9.01 Financial Statements and Exhibits
(c) Exhibits
99 Press release, dated: December 18, 2006, issued by General Electric 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.
General Electric Company
Date: December 18, 2006
/s/ Philip D. Ameen
Philip D. Ameen
Vice President and Comptroller