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SJI South Jersey Industries

Filed: 29 Jul 21, 4:45pm

UNITED STATES
SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
WASHINGTON, DC 20549



FORM 8-K

CURRENT REPORT
PURSUANT TO SECTION 13 OR 15(d) OF THE
SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934



Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported):    July 28, 2021

SOUTH JERSEY INDUSTRIES, INC.
(Exact name of registrant as specified in Charter)

New Jersey
1-6364
22-1901645
(State or other jurisdiction Of incorporation)(Commission File Number)(IRS Employer Identification No.)

1 South Jersey Plaza, Folsom, NJ 08037
(Address of principal executive offices) (Zip Code)

(609) 561-9000

(Registrant’s telephone number, including area code)

N/A

(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 classTrading Symbol(s)Name of each exchange on which registered
Common Stock - $1.25 par value per share
SJI
New York Stock Exchange
5.625% Junior Subordinated Notes due 2079
SJIJ
New York Stock Exchange
Corporate Units
SJIV
New York Stock Exchange

Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is an emerging growth company as defined in Rule 405 of the Securities Act of 1933 (17 CFR §230.405) or Rule 12b-2 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (17 CFR §240.12b-2).

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Item 5.02Departure of Directors or Certain Officers; Election of Directors; Appointment of Certain Officers; Compensatory Arrangements of Certain Officers
 
On July 28, 2021, Mr. David Robbins, Jr. announced his retirement from South Jersey Industries, Inc. (the “Company” or “SJI”), effective December 31, 2021. As of August 1, 2021, Mr. Robbins will step down as President of SJI Utilities, Inc. a wholly-owned holding company of SJI. He will continue to serve as Senior Vice President of SJI until his retirement on December 31, 2021.
 
Effective August 1, 2021, Melissa Orsen, the Company’s Senior Vice President, will succeed Mr. Robbins as the President of SJI Utilities and she will continue to serve as a Senior Vice President of SJI.
 
Ms. Orsen does not have any family relationship with any director or other executive officer of the Company or any person nominated or chosen by the Company to become a director or executive officer. There have been no transactions nor are there any proposed transactions between the Company and Ms. Orsen that would require disclosure pursuant to Item 404(a) of Regulation S-K.

In recognition of her additional duties, the Board of Directors of the Company approved an annual base salary of $385,000 and she will be eligible to earn target bonus compensation commensurate with other Senior Vice Presidents. Ms. Orsen is also eligible to also participate in the Company’s Officer Severance Plan.  There are no other arrangements or understandings between Ms. Orsen and any other persons pursuant to which Ms. Orsen will be appointed as SVP of the Company and President of SJI Utilities, Inc.

A copy of the Company’s press release announcing the retirement of Mr. Robbins and appointment of Ms. Orsen to President of SJI Utilities is attached hereto as Exhibit 99.1 and is incorporated herein by reference.

Item 9.01Financial Statements and Exhibits

Exhibit Index

Exhibit Description
   
 Press release dated July 29, 2021, issued by South Jersey Industries, Inc.
104 Cover Page Interactive Data File - the cover page XBRL tags are embedded within the Inline XBRL document


SIGNATURE
 
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: July 29, 2021SOUTH JERSEY INDUSTRIES, INC.
  
 By:/s/ Eric Stein 
  Name:Eric Stein
  Title:Senior Vice President and General Counsel