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June 21, 2021
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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 June 21, 2021, the Board of Directors (the “Board”) of Herman Miller, Inc. (the “Company”) appointed Michael R. Smith to the Board, effective immediately. Since September 2016, Mr. Smith has served as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of McCormick & Company, Inc., a Fortune 500 company that manufactures, markets and distributes spices, seasoning mixes, condiments and other flavorful products.

In connection with the appointment of Mr. Smith, the Board increased the size of the Board from 10 members to 11 members. Mr. Smith was also appointed to the Audit Committee of the Board effective immediately. Mr. Smith qualifies as an independent director under the NASDAQ listing standards.

As a director, Mr. Smith will participate in the Company’s director compensation program described in the Company’s most recent annual proxy statement filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on September 1, 2020, and to be described in the Company’s annual proxy statement to be filed in 2021. There are no arrangements or understandings between Mr. Smith and any other person pursuant to which he was elected as a director. There are no transactions in which Mr. Smith has an interest requiring disclosure under Item 404(a) of Regulation S-K.

A copy of the press release announcing the appointment of Mr. Smith to the Board is attached hereto as Exhibit 99.1.

Item 9.01     Financial Statements and Exhibits

(d) Exhibits.

Number        Description

99.1    Press release announcing appointment of Michael R. Smith to the Board of Directors of Herman Miller, Inc., issued by the Company on June 22, 2021.

104        Cover Page Interactive Data File (embedded within the Inline XBRL Document)


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 thereunto duly authorized.
Dated:June 22, 2021HERMAN MILLER, INC.
/s/ Kevin J. Veltman
Kevin J. Veltman
Vice President of Investor Relations & Treasurer (Duly Authorized Signatory for Registrant)