SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
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): September 5, 2018
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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 5, 2018, the Board of Directors of NiSource Inc. ("NiSource") appointed Theodore H. Bunting, Jr. as a director of NiSource for a term continuing until the 2019 annual meeting of the stockholders and until his successor has been duly elected or appointed and qualified. There is no arrangement or understanding between Mr. Bunting and any other person pursuant to which he was selected as a director of NiSource. Mr. Bunting does not have any direct or indirect material interest in any transaction or proposed transaction involving NiSource required to be reported under Item 404(a) of Regulation S-K. As of the date hereof, the Board of Directors has not determined any committee appointments for Mr. Bunting.
Consistent with NiSource's compensation practices for non-employee directors, Mr. Bunting will receive an annualized retainer of $235,000, consisting of $97,500 in cash and an award of restricted stock units valued at $137,500 at the time of the award.
On September 5, 2018, NiSource issued a press release announcing the appointment of Mr. Bunting as a director of the company. A copy of that press release is filed as an exhibit to this report and is incorporated herein by reference.
Item 9.01. Financial Statements and Exhibits.
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.
September 5, 2018
/s/ Carrie J. Hightman
Carrie J. Hightman
Executive Vice President and Chief Legal Officer