SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
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) April 27, 2021
KIMBALL ELECTRONICS, INC.
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
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1205 Kimball Boulevard, Jasper, Indiana
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Registrant’s telephone number, including area code (812) 634-4000
|(Former name or former address, if changed since last report)|
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|Securities registered pursuant to Section 12(b) of the Act:|
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|Common Stock, no par value||KE||The Nasdaq Stock Market LLC|
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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
On April 27, 2021, Michael K. Sergesketter, Vice President, Chief Financial Officer of Kimball Electronics, Inc. (the “Company”) informed the Company of his intention to retire at the end of the fiscal year on June 30, 2021. Mr. Sergesketter has served as Chief Financial Officer since the Company became a stand-alone public company in October 2014, and his decision to retire as the Chief Financial Officer is not the result of any disagreement on any matter relating to the Company’s accounting practices, operations, or policies.
The Company has appointed Jana T. Croom to the role of Vice President, Chief Financial Officer, effective July 1, 2021. Ms. Croom, age 44, joined the Company in January 2021 as Vice President, Finance. Ms. Croom has more than 20 years of experience in various areas of finance and was previously employed by NiSource Inc., one of the largest fully regulated utility companies in the United States, since 2012. Ms. Croom most recently held the position of Vice President, Financial Planning & Analysis at NiSource and previous roles included director roles in operations planning, state finance, and regulatory affairs. Ms. Croom is a graduate from the College of Wooster and earned a Master’s degree in Business Administration from the Fisher College of Business at The Ohio State University.
Ms. Croom is not related to any member of the Board or any executive officer of the Company and is not a party to any transactions listed in Item 404(a) of Regulation S-K. There are no arrangements or understandings between Ms. Croom and any other persons pursuant to which she was appointed Chief Financial Officer.
The information called for under Item 5.02(c)(3) has not been determined at the time of this filing, and the Company will timely file an amendment to this Current Report on Form 8-K once the information has been determined and is available.
The Company’s press release announcing the retirement of Mr. Sergesketter and the appointment of Ms. Croom is attached on Exhibit 99.1 and is incorporated into this Item 5.02 by reference.
Item 9.01 Financial Statements and Exhibits
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.
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|By:||/s/ John H. Kahle|
| ||JOHN H. KAHLE|
Vice President, General Counsel,
Chief Compliance Officer, and Secretary
Date: April 29, 2021