Kimball International Announces Appointment of New Independent Director; Kimberly Ryan to Join Board in February 2014

  Kimball International Announces Appointment of New Independent Director;
  Kimberly Ryan to Join Board in February 2014

Business Wire

JASPER, Ind. -- December 5, 2013

Kimball International, Inc. (NASDAQ: KBALB) today announced the appointment of
Kimberly K. Ryan to the Company’s Board of Directors. Ms. Ryan was selected
following an extensive national search in partnership with Cook Associates,
Inc. of Chicago. Her appointment will greatly enhance the Board’s strategic
skillset as well as partially fill a void left by the untimely passing of
former Board member Harry “Hank” Bowman earlier this year. The formal
appointment will be made at the next regularly scheduled board meeting on
February 18, 2014.

The appointment of an additional independent director reflects Kimball’s
continuing commitment to expanding the diversity of viewpoints, experience and
counsel within the Board’s membership.

Ms. Ryan is President of Batesville Casket Company, a $620 million division of
Hillenbrand, Inc. (NYSE: HI), a globally diversified industrial company that
makes and sells premium business-to-business products and services for a wide
variety of industries. Ms. Ryan joined Batesville in 1989 as a staff
accountant, and has steadily progressed through a number of positions within
the Hillenbrand family of companies in finance, operations, logistics,
information technology, and division leadership. Ms. Ryan has been a senior
executive of the company since 2003, and has a consistent record of achieving
objectives in areas such as streamlining information systems, improving cost
structures, and waste reductions, all while maintaining market position and
financial strength.

Kimball International Board Chairman Douglas A. Habig welcomed Ryan, saying,
“It was extremely important to us that we recruit not only capable, sitting
executives, but individuals who embrace and share our common values and
guiding principles as an organization.” Habig added, “As we look to guide our
future growth, we are honored to have Kim join us and add her knowledge,
experience and counsel.”

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!”

Contact:

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