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UNITED STATES
SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
WASHINGTON, D.C. 20579
 
FORM 8-K

CURRENT REPORT
PURSUANT TO SECTION 13 OR 15(d) OF THE SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934
 
Date of Report: December 10, 2018
(Date of earliest event reported)
 
LITTELFUSE, INC.
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
Delaware
0-20388
36-3795742
(State of other jurisdiction
of incorporation)
(Commission
File Number)
(IRS Employer
Identification No.)
 
8755 W. Higgins Road, Suite 500, Chicago, IL 60631
(Address of principal executive offices) (Zip Code)
 
Registrant’s telephone number, including area code: (773) 628-1000
 
Check the appropriate box below if the Form 8-K filing is intended to simultaneously satisfy the filing obligation of the registrant under any of the following provisions:
 
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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).
Emerging growth company

If an emerging growth company, indicate by check mark if the registrant has elected not to use the extended transition period for complying with any new or revised financial accounting standards provided pursuant to Section 13(a) of the Exchange Act.






Item 5.02
Departure of Directors or Certain Officers; Election of Directors; Appointment of Certain Officers; Compensatory Arrangements of Certain Officers.
 
On December 10, 2018, the Board of Directors (the “Board”) of Littelfuse, Inc. (the “Corporation”) increased the number of members of the Board from nine to ten and appointed Ms. Kristina A. Cerniglia to the Board to fill the resulting vacancy. Ms. Cerniglia has not been appointed to serve on a Board committee at this time and is not currently expected to be appointed to any Board committee.
 
Ms. Cerniglia will hold office until her successor is duly elected and qualified or upon her earlier death, resignation or removal. There is no arrangement or understanding between Ms. Cerniglia and any other person pursuant to which Ms. Cerniglia was appointed as a director. Ms. Cerniglia has no direct or indirect material interest in any transaction required to be disclosed pursuant to Item 404(a) of Regulation S-K promulgated under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended. The Board has determined that Ms. Cerniglia is an independent director under the listing standards of the Nasdaq Stock Market.

Ms. Cerniglia has served as Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer for Hillenbrand, Inc. (NYSE:HI), a global diversified industrial company with multiple market-leading brands that serve a wide variety of industries across the globe, since 2014. From 2010 to 2014, Ms. Cerniglia served as Vice President and Corporate Controller at Stanley Black & Decker, a global provider of power and hand tools, mechanical access solutions and electronic monitoring systems.

As a non-employee director, Ms. Cerniglia will receive compensation in accordance with the Corporation’s non-employee director compensation practices, which are described in the Corporation’s definitive proxy statement filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on March 16, 2018.

Item 8.01
Other Events.

On December 10, 2018, Littelfuse issued a press release announcing the appointment of Ms. Cerniglia to serve as a director of the Corporation. A copy of the press release is attached hereto as Exhibit 99.1 and is incorporated herein by reference.

Item 9.01
Financial Statements and Exhibits.
(d)
Exhibits
 
The following exhibit is furnished with this Form 8-K:
 
99.1    Press Release, dated December 10, 2018

    
        


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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 thereunto duly authorized. 
 
 
LITTELFUSE, INC.
 
 
Date: December 10, 2018
By: /s/ Ryan K. Stafford
 
Ryan K. Stafford
Executive Vice President, Chief Legal and Human Resources Officer and Corporate Secretary


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EXHIBIT INDEX

Exhibit No.
 
Description
 

*filed herewith


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Exhibit
Exhibit 99.1


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NEWS RELEASE
Littelfuse Inc.
8755 West Higgins Road, Suite 500
Chicago, Illinois 60631
p: (773) 628-1000 f: (773) 628-0802
www.littelfuse.com

LITTELFUSE APPOINTS KRISTINA A. CERNIGLIA TO BOARD OF DIRECTORS

CHICAGO, December 10, 2018 – Littelfuse, Inc.(NASDAQ: LFUS), a global manufacturer of leading technologies in circuit protection, power control and sensing, announced the appointment of Kristina A. Cerniglia, Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Hillenbrand, Inc. (NYSE: HI), to the company’s board of directors, effective today.

“Kristina is a demonstrated public company leader with diverse financial and industry experience,” said Dave Heinzmann, Littelfuse Chief Executive Officer. “Her broad skills will enhance the Littelfuse Board and help shape the company’s growth strategy.”

“Kristina’s appointment will strengthen our board’s breadth of talent and background and we look forward to her insights and guidance in the years to come,” said Gordon Hunter, Littelfuse Chairman of the Board.

Cerniglia, 52, joined Hillenbrand, a global diversified industrial company with multiple market-leading brands, as Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer in 2014. Before joining Hillenbrand, she spent 17 years serving in a variety of leadership roles at Stanley Black & Decker, most recently as Vice President and Corporate Controller, and prior to that, spent 9 years at United Technologies Corporation in various financial roles. Cerniglia holds a Bachelor of Science in Finance from Bentley College.

About Littelfuse
Littelfuse (NASDAQ: LFUS) is a global manufacturer of leading technologies in circuit protection, power control and sensing. Sold in over 150 countries, our products are found in automotive and commercial vehicles, industrial applications, data and telecommunications, medical devices, consumer electronics and appliances. Our 12,000 worldwide associates partner with customers to




design, manufacture and deliver innovative, high-quality solutions, for a safer, greener and increasingly connected world – everywhere, every day. Learn more at Littelfuse.com.


CONTACT: Trisha Tuntland
Head of Investor Relations
(773) 628-2163

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