Kimball International Announces Executive Appointments: Charron Joins the Board, Kimball Hospitality Realigns Reporting

  Kimball International Announces Executive Appointments: Charron Joins the
  Board, Kimball Hospitality Realigns Reporting Structure, Schneider Assumes
  Additional Responsibilities

Business Wire

JASPER, Ind. -- February 25, 2013

Kimball International, Inc. (NASDAQ: KBALB) today announced new appointments
and changes among its executive leadership, reflecting the Company’s ongoing
commitment to long-range development of its management team and recognition of
professional growth.

Donald D. Charron, Executive Vice President, Kimball International and
President, Kimball Electronic ...

Donald D. Charron, Executive Vice President, Kimball International and
President, Kimball Electronics Group (Photo: Business Wire)

The announcements concern the following appointments:

Donald D. Charron, Executive Vice President, Kimball International and
President, Kimball Electronics Group, has been appointed to the Company’s
Board of Directors. His appointment was effective with his election at the
Board’s February 19, 2013 meeting.

Kimball International Board Chairman Douglas A. Habig welcomed Mr. Charron,
saying, “Don’s Electronic Manufacturing Services (EMS) industry experience and
executive leadership of our EMS segment since 1999 will further broaden the
expertise of our Board. In addition, his values clearly align with our
corporate Guiding Principles and sense of ethics.”

Prior to his service with the Company, Mr. Charron held various engineering,
management and general manager responsibilities with Control Data, SCI Systems
and Rockwell International. Mr. Charron earned a Bachelor of Science in
Electrical Engineering from the South Dakota School of Mines and Technology in
1987. He resides in Jasper, Indiana with his wife and three children.

Robert F. Schneider, Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer,
Kimball International, will expand his duties, assuming responsibility for the
strategic and operational aspects of the Kimball Hospitality group. Mr.
Schneider, who serves on the Company’s seven-member Corporate Steering
Committee, formulating Kimball International strategy and establishing
direction, will maintain his responsibilities for Kimball International
strategic planning, finance, audit, and treasury services.

Robert W. Bomholt, Vice President and General Manager of Kimball Hospitality,
the nation’s leading provider of guest room furnishings in the hospitality
market, will now report to Schneider. Bomholt joined Kimball Hospitality in
2004 and has held various management positions leading to his promotion to
Vice President and General Manager in December of 2010.

The organizational realignment supports Kimball’s commitment to accelerated
growth and margin improvement in the hospitality furniture market.

“Kimball Hospitality’s leadership in the hospitality furniture market is an
important accomplishment for the Furniture segment of Kimball International,
and reflects the effective work and excellent dedication of the complete
Kimball Hospitality team. I am confident that the leadership, disciplined
effective execution and teambuilding skills of Schneider and Bomholt will
continue and expand upon this success and the superior service our customers
currently receive,” says Jim Thyen, President and CEO of Kimball
International.

During the past ten years, the Company has successfully positioned the Kimball
Hospitality brand as the industry leader in furnishings for hotels, resorts
and casinos, and has established the hospitality market as a significant
component of the Furniture segment of parent company, Kimball International.

Kimball Hospitality recently expanded its domestic production capability to
further strategically position its brand as the premier choice for customers
requiring specialized designs, timely delivery and effective execution of
orders in North American markets.

Stan Sapp, President of Kimball Hospitality Group, will be pursuing other
interests and will be leaving the Company, effective March 1st.

About Kimball International:

Recognized with a reputation for excellence, Kimball International is
committed to a high performance culture that values personal and
organizational commitment to quality, reliability, value, speed, and ethical
behavior. Kimball employees know they are part of a corporate culture that
builds success for Customers while enabling employees to share in the
Company’s success through personal, professional and financial growth.

Kimball International, Inc. (NASDAQ: KBALB) provides a variety of products
from its two business segments: the Electronic Manufacturing Services segment
and the Furniture segment. The Electronic Manufacturing Services segment
provides engineering and manufacturing services which utilize common
production and support capabilities to a variety of industries globally. The
Furniture segment provides furniture for the office and hospitality
industries, sold under the Company’s family of brand names.

To learn more about Kimball International, Inc., visit the Company’s website
on the Internet at: www.kimball.com

                 “Kimball International … We Build Success!”

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Contact:

Kimball International
Martin Vaught, 812-482-1600
Director of Public Relations
martin.vaught@kimball.com
 
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