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Item 5.02 Departure of Directors or Certain Officers; Election of Directors; Appointment of Certain Officers; Compensatory Arrangements of Certain Officers.
David Brewer, Chief Operating Officer of The Middleby Corporation (the “Company”), notified the Company of his decision to retire from his position as Chief Operating Officer, effective as of February 18, 2021, and to retire from the Company, effective as of December 31, 2021 (the “Retirement Date”). Prior to the Retirement Date, Mr. Brewer will remain with the Company as a non-officer executive.
On February 19, 2021, the Company issued a press release announcing the retirement of Mr. Brewer. A copy of the press release is furnished as Exhibit 99.1 to this Current Report on Form 8-K and is incorporated herein by reference.
|Item 8.01||Other Events.|
Effective February 18, 2021, the Board of Directors of the Company (the “Board”) appointed James K. Pool III as Chief Technology and Operations Officer and Steven P. Spittle as Chief Commercial Officer. The Board also appointed Martin M. Lindsay, current Vice President, Treasurer and Secretary of the Company, to serve in the additional role of Chief Risk and Administration Officer, effective February 18, 2021.
On February 19, 2021, the Company issued a press release announcing the appointments of Mr. Pool, Mr. Spittle and Mr. Lindsay as Chief Technology and Operations Officer, Chief Commercial Officer and Chief Risk and Administration Officer, respectively. A copy of the press release is furnished as Exhibit 99.2 to this Current Report on Form 8-K and is incorporated herein by reference.
|Item 9.01||Financial Statements and Exhibits.|
|99.1||Press Release, dated February 19, 2021, issued by The Middleby Corporation.|
|99.2||Press Release, dated February 19, 2021, issued by The Middleby Corporation.|
|104||Cover Page Interactive Data File (embedded within the Inline XBRL document).|
Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.
|THE MIDDLEBY CORPORATION|
|Dated: February 19, 2021||By:||/s/ Bryan E. Mittelman|
|Bryan E. Mittelman|
|Chief Financial Officer|