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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 September 21, 2020, Harley-Davidson, Inc. (the “Company”) announced the appointment of Gina Goetter as Chief Financial Officer of the Company, effective September 30, 2020.
Most recently, Ms. Goetter, age 44, served as Senior Vice President Finance of the Prepared Foods Segment of multinational meat processor and marketer Tyson Foods, Inc. from 2019 until her appointment by the Company. From 2008 to 2018, Ms. Goetter held several leadership positions at multinational consumer foods manufacturer and marketer General Mills, Inc., including serving as Vice President, Financial Operations of the Meals & Baking Operating Unit from 2017 to 2019 and Senior Finance Director of the Baking Operating Unit from 2015 to 2016.
Ms. Goetter will receive a one-time cash award in the gross amount of $300,000 within 30 days of the effective date of her employment. Ms. Goetter will be covered under the Company’s Executive Severance Plan and a Transition Agreement similar to the Company’s Transition Agreements with other executives as described in the Company’s Definitive Proxy Statement on Schedule 14A filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on March 29, 2019.
Mr. Darrell Thomas, who was serving as the Company's Interim Chief Financial Officer in addition to his role as Vice President and Treasurer of the Company, will cease serving as Interim Chief Financial Officer upon the effectiveness of Ms. Goetter’s appointment. Mr. Thomas will continue as Vice President and Treasurer.
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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: September 21, 2020||/s/ Paul J. Krause|
|Paul J. Krause|