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): March 4, 2019
(Exact Name of Registrant as Specified in Charter)
(State or other jurisdiction
801 East 86th Avenue
|(Address of Principal Executive Offices)||(Zip Code)|
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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 March 4, 2019, Richard L. Thompson, Chairman of the Board of Directors (the Board) of NiSource Inc. (the Company), notified the Board that he does not intend to stand for reelection at the Companys May 7, 2019 Annual Meeting of Stockholders (the Annual Meeting). Accordingly, his term as director will expire at the Annual Meeting. Mr. Thompson stated that his decision to not stand for reelection was for personal reasons and was not due to any disagreement with the Company on any matter relating to the Companys operations, policies or practices. The Board thanks Mr. Thompson for his leadership and service to the Company.
The Board has previously taken steps to prepare for a transition in the event Mr. Thompson were to leave the Board, including the creation of a Vice Chair role in May 2018. The Board will elect a new Chair following the Companys Annual Meeting.
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.
|March 8, 2019||By:|
|Carrie J. Hightman|
|Executive Vice President and Chief Legal Officer|