ADNT Adient

Filed: 3 May 21, 4:24pm

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 3, 2021

(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)

(State or Other Jurisdiction of Incorporation)(Commission File Number)(IRS Employer Identification Number)
 25-28 North Wall Quay, IFSC
Dublin 1, Ireland D01 H104
(Address of principal executive offices)

Registrant’s telephone number, including area code: 734-254-5000

Not Applicable
(Former name or former address, if changed since last report)

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Title of classTrading symbol(s)Name of exchange on which registered
Ordinary Shares, par value $0.001ADNTNew 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 3, 2021, the Board of Directors (the “Board”) of Adient plc (“Adient”) appointed Rick T. Dillon to the Board effective immediately to serve a term initially expiring at Adient’s 2022 Annual General Meeting of Shareholders. The Board also appointed Mr. Dillon to serve as a member of the Audit Committee and Human Capital and Compensation Committee of the Board. The Board has determined that Mr. Dillon is an independent director under the New York Stock Exchange listing standards and Adient’s Corporate Governance Guidelines. In connection with Mr. Dillon’s appointment, the Board acted to increase the number of directors serving on the Board from eight to nine in accordance with Adient’s Articles of Association.

There are currently no arrangements or understandings between Mr. Dillon and any other person pursuant to which Mr. Dillon was elected to serve as a member of the Board. Adient is not aware of any transaction involving Mr. Dillon requiring disclosure under Item 404(a) of Regulation S-K promulgated under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended.

Adient’s Compensation Summary and Ownership Guidelines for Non-Employee Directors, as amended and restated effective as of October 1, 2018, which was filed as Exhibit 10.21 to Adient’s Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended September 30, 2018, is applicable to Mr. Dillon. In connection with Mr. Dillon’s election to the Board, he will receive a pro rata portion of the current $145,000 annual cash retainer Adient pays to its non-employee directors as well as a pro rata portion of the annual $145,000 retainer that is paid in ordinary shares of Adient. The ordinary shares will be issued pursuant to the Adient plc 2021 Omnibus Incentive Plan.

Additionally, in connection with Mr. Dillon’s appointment to the Board, Adient and Mr. Dillon will enter into indemnification agreements in substantially the same form that Adient has entered into with each of Adient’s other directors. The forms of such indemnification agreements were filed as Exhibits 10.5 and 10.6 to Amendment No. 1 to Adient’s Annual Report on Form 10-K/A for the fiscal year ended September 30, 2016.

Item 7.01 Regulation FD Disclosure.

On May 3, 2021, Adient issued a press release announcing the appointment of Mr. Dillon to the Board, a copy of which is furnished as Exhibit 99.1 to this Current Report on Form 8-K.

Item 9.01 Financial Statements and Exhibits.

(d) Exhibits.
Exhibit No.Exhibit Description
104Cover Page Interactive Data File (the Cover Page Interactive Data File is 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 hereunto duly authorized.

Date: May 3, 2021By:/s/ Heather M. Tiltmann
Name:Heather M. Tiltmann
Title:Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary