Kimball International Announces New Officer; Lonnie Nicholson Appointed Vice President, Business Analytics

  Kimball International Announces New Officer; Lonnie Nicholson Appointed Vice
  President, Business Analytics

Business Wire

JASPER, Ind. -- June 21, 2013

Kimball International, Inc. (NASDAQ: KBALB) today announced the promotion and
appointment of Lonnie P. Nicholson to the newly created position of Vice
President, Business Analytics. The announcement of a new officer to oversee
strategic application of data analysis, social media and mobile computing
reflects the Company’s commitment to growth of its information management into
more “predictive” analysis to build greater responsiveness to customer needs
and improvement of operational decision-making.

Lonnie P. Nicholson Vice President, Business Analytics (Photo: Business Wire)

Lonnie P. Nicholson Vice President, Business Analytics (Photo: Business Wire)

As Vice President of Business Analytics, Nicholson will have responsibility
for the conduct of ongoing research and assessments of analytic tools,
benchmarking best practices, providing strategic thought leadership, coaching
and counseling to Kimball International’s numerous business units’ leaders and
operations teams, as well as assisting units with mentoring and internal
talent development in these fields. His appointment is effective June 30^th,
with immediate assumption of his new duties and responsibilities.

Gary Schwartz, Executive Vice President and Chief Information Officer for
Kimball International, announced the appointment, stating, “Lonnie has
prepared himself well for this position through his personal education, work
experiences and track record of success. He will bring a uniquely analytical
approach and personal attitude of service leadership and providing assistance
to our business units.” Added Schwartz, “We are fortunate to have experienced
leaders such as Lonnie, ready and willing to step into strategic roles like

Noting the importance of useful information in a competitive environment, Jim
Thyen, President and CEO of Kimball International, commented on Nicholson’s
appointment, saying, “Today’s business world is increasingly reliant upon data
and information. For us as Company leaders, the challenge is to turn raw data
and basic information into useful, actionable insights to enhance and support
our business decisions.” Said Thyen, “I am confident in Lonnie’s ability to
help us leverage “big data” and emerging technologies to grow our business.”

Nicholson, 49, joined Kimball’s corporate information technology department in
1986 and has held various technical, operational and management positions
leading to his promotion to Vice President.

Nicholson earned a bachelor’s degree in Computer Science and Mathematics from
Indiana University. He holds a professional certification as a GPHR® (Global
Professional in Human Resources), and performed post graduate work in
executive education at Indiana University’s Kelley School of Business. He and
his wife and three children reside in Jasper, Indiana.

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:

                 “Kimball International … We Build Success!”

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