Kimball International Appoints Don Van Winkle to Executive Vice President

  Kimball International Appoints Don Van Winkle to Executive Vice President

Business Wire

JASPER, Ind. -- November 1, 2013

Kimball International, Inc., (NASDAQ: KBALB) the global manufacturer of
electronic components and commercial furniture, today announced the
appointment of Donald W. “Don” Van Winkle to Executive Vice President, Kimball
International. Van Winkle remains President, Office Furniture Group. The
appointment, effective immediately, recognizes Van Winkle’s record of
contributions and personal achievements as well as reflects Kimball
International’s commitment to internal leadership development.

Donald W. "Don" Van Winkle; Executive Vice President, Kimball International
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Donald W. "Don" Van Winkle; Executive Vice President, Kimball International
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Announcing the appointment, Kimball International President and CEO, Jim
Thyen, stated, “Don has demonstrated his market insights and earned respect
for his valued judgments. It is my pleasure to make this appointment, as an
acknowledgement of Don’s accomplishments and of his growing role in the
strategic leadership of Kimball International as a whole.”

Van Winkle has skillfully guided the Company’s Office Furniture Group with
sustained operational excellence.

Van Winkle joined Kimball International in January 1991 as Kimball Office
Furniture Divisional Controller, advancing through successively more
responsible roles in accounting, finance and administration. In 1999 he was
named Vice President, Chief Finance and Administrative Officer for the six
business units within the company’s furniture segment. In that role, Van
Winkle was responsible for accounting, finance, sales and market analysis,
facilities, information technology, demand management, financial services,
e-business and quality.

He was promoted to Vice President, General Manager, National Office Furniture
in October, 2003, assuming overall leadership of that brand’s operations.

In February 2010, Van Winkle was promoted to the position of President, Office
Furniture Group and Vice President, of Kimball International, Inc., with
responsibility for National Office Furniture, Kimball Office, and the
Furniture Group Shared Services organization. In that position, Van Winkle
assumed responsibility for the full stream of business unit operations,
overseeing an extensive organization including sales, marketing,
administration, customer service, finance, product development and
manufacturing.

Van Winkle is a 1983 graduate of Indiana University with a Bachelor of Science
degree in Accounting.

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, Director of Public Relations, 812-482-1600
martin.vaught@kimball.com
 
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