Hillenbrand (HI)

Filed: 4 Feb 22, 8:05am






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): January 31, 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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Securities registered pursuant to Section 12(b) of the Act:

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 January 31, 2022, Andrew S. Kitzmiller, Vice President, Chief Accounting Officer and Controller of Hillenbrand, Inc. (the “Company”), submitted to the Company his resignation, effective February 18, 2022. The Company has appointed Justin R. Haines, its Assistant Corporate Controller, to serve as the Company’s Vice President, Chief Accounting Officer. Mr. Kitzmiller’s resignation was not the result of any disagreement with the Company on any matter relating to the Company’s operations, policies, or practices.


Mr. Haines, 41, served as the Company’s Assistant Corporate Controller since November 2019 and prior to that as Director and Assistant Corporate Controller of Milacron Holdings Corp. before its acquisition by the Company (from October 2014 to November 2019). Mr. Haines began his career with nearly a decade in public accounting at the firm of Ernst & Young, including more than a year of work based in Europe.


There are no arrangements or understandings between Mr. Haines and any other person pursuant to which he was appointed as an officer of the Company. There are no family relationships between Mr. Haines and any director or executive officer of the Company, and he 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: February 4, 2022  
 By:/s/ Nicholas R. Farrell
  Nicholas R. Farrell
  Senior Vice President, General Counsel, Secretary, and
Chief Compliance Officer