GENERAC HOLDINGS INC. FILES (8-K) Disclosing Change in Directors or Principal Officers
(Edgar Glimpses Via Acquire Media NewsEdge) Item 5.02 Departure of Directors or Certain Officers; Election of
Directors; Appointment of Certain Officers; Compensatory Arrangements of
On April 13, 2014, the board of directors (the "Board") of Generac Holdings Inc.
(the "Company") elected Mr. Ralph W. Castner to serve as a Class II director of
the Company, effective May 2, 2014. The Board also appointed Mr. Castner to
serve on the Audit Committee of the Board, effective May 2, 2014.
Mr. Castner has served as Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer, and
Principal Accounting Officer of Cabela's Incorporated since January 2010. From
March 2006 until November 2010, Mr. Castner served as Chairman of World's
Foremost Bank, a wholly-owned bank subsidiary of Cabela's. From July 2003 to
January 2010, Mr. Castner was Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of
Cabela's. From 2000 to July 2003, Mr. Castner was Director of Accounting and
Finance at Cabela's and Treasurer of World's Foremost Bank. Prior to joining
Cabela's, Mr. Castner was employed by First Data Corporation from 1990 to 2000,
most recently as a Vice President. Prior to 1990, Mr. Castner was a certified
public accountant with the public accounting firm of Touche Ross and Company. He
earned both a Masters in Business Administration and a Bachelor of Business
Administration degree from the University of Nebraska.
In connection with Mr. Castner's appointment as a director, he will receive from
the Company an amount of shares of fully vested common stock of the Company, par
value $0.01 ("Common Stock"), equal to approximately $60,000 in value and
pro-rated as of the effective date of his appointment. Mr. Castner will not
receive any additional remuneration for serving on the Board other than standard
fees described in the Company's proxy statement for its Annual Meeting of
Stockholders held on June 12, 2013, paid by the Company to all of its
Mr. Castner is considered to be an independent director as defined by New York
Stock Exchange rules. There are no transactions or relationships involving Mr.
Castner and the Company that are required to be disclosed pursuant to Item
404(a) of Regulation S-K. There are no arrangements or understandings between
Mr. Castner and any other person pursuant to which Mr. Castner was selected as a
Separately, on April 10, 2014, Mr. Stephen Murray, a Class II director of the
Company, informed the Company that while he intends to complete the remainder of
his term as a member of the Board of Directors of the Company, he declines to
stand for re-election at the Company's 2014 annual meeting of stockholders. Mr.
Murray's declination is not the result of a disagreement with the Company on any
matter relating to the Company's operations, policies or practices.
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