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Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported):April 14, 2021
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Item 5.02 Departure of Directors or Principal Officers; Election of Directors; Appointment of Principal Officers.

On April 16, 2021, Caterpillar Inc. (the "Company") announced that Mr. Juan Gallardo and Mr. William A. Osborn resigned from the Board of Directors (the “Board”), effective as of April 14, 2021. Mr. Gallardo's and Mr. Osborn's decisions to resign were not the result of any disagreement with the Company.

The Company also announced that on April 14, the Board elected Mr. David W. MacLennan as a member of the Board effective the same day. Mr. MacLennan will serve as a member of the Audit Committee. Mr. MacLennan's compensation will be consistent with the standard compensatory agreement non-employee directors described in the Company’s most recent proxy statement filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on April 29, 2020, under the heading “Director Compensation.”

A copy of the Company’s press release announcing the resignation of Mr. Gallardo and Mr. Osborn and the election of Mr. MacLennan is attached as Exhibit 99.1 to this Form 8-K and incorporated herein by reference.

Item 9.01    Financial Statements and Exhibits
    (d) Exhibits.
104The cover page from this Current Report on Form 8-K, formatted in Inline XBRL.


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.
April 16, 2021By:/s/ Suzette M. Long
Suzette M. Long
Chief Legal Officer & General Counsel