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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): May 17, 2022



(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)


Indiana   1-33794   26-1342272

(State or other jurisdiction of


(Commission File Number)


(IRS Employer Identification No.)


One Batesville Boulevard    
Batesville, Indiana   47006

(Address of principal executive offices)

  (Zip Code)


Registrant’s telephone number, including area code:   (812) 934-7500


Not Applicable

(Former name or former address, if changed since last report)


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Title of each class:   Trading Symbol(s)   Name of each exchange on which
Common Stock, without par value   HI   New York Stock Exchange


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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 May 17, 2022, Hillenbrand, Inc. (the “Company”) promoted Megan A. Walke, age 43, who has been serving as Interim Chief Accounting Officer of the Company, to the position of the Company’s Vice President, Chief Accounting Officer, effective May 23, 2022. Ms. Walke became the Company’s Interim Chief Accounting Officer in February 2022, having served as the Company’s Director, Financial Reporting since August 2014 and prior to that in roles of increasing responsibility in the Company’s finance organization. Ms. Walke began her career with nearly a decade in public accounting at Ernst & Young.


The Company has entered into employment documentation with Ms. Walke in substantially the same form as it has with other officers. Ms. Walke’s compensation package includes an annual base salary of $230,000 and an annual short-term incentive compensation target at 40% of base salary. In addition, Ms. Walke will be eligible to participate in annual equity-based awards under the Company’s long-term incentive compensation plan. She will also be eligible to participate in the benefit plans provided to the Company’s officers generally.


There are no arrangements or understandings between Ms. Walke and any other person pursuant to which she was appointed as an officer of the Company. There are no family relationships between Ms. Walke and any director or executive officer of the Company, and she has no direct or indirect material interest in any transaction required to be disclosed pursuant to Item 404(a) of Regulation S-K.







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.


Date: May 23, 2022    
  By:  /s/ Nicholas R. Farrell
    Nicholas R. Farrell
    Senior Vice President, General Counsel, Secretary, and Chief Compliance Officer