Kimball International Names Lonnie Nicholson as New Chief Information Officer

  Kimball International Names Lonnie Nicholson as New Chief Information

Business Wire

JASPER, Ind. -- December 11, 2013

Kimball International, Inc. (NASDAQ: KBALB), the Indiana-based manufacturer of
electronics components and commercial furnishings, today announced the
appointment of Lonnie P. Nicholson as Vice President and Chief Information
Officer, effective January 1, 2014. Nicholson will replace current Executive
Vice President and Chief Information Officer, Gary Schwartz, a 39-year company
veteran who will retire at the end of the year.

Lonnie P. Nicholson; Vice President and Chief Information Officer (Photo:
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Lonnie P. Nicholson; Vice President and Chief Information Officer (Photo:
Business Wire)

Jim Thyen, President and CEO of Kimball International, announced Nicholson’s
appointment, saying, “Lonnie brings a well-balanced leadership skillset, honed
with a diversification of experiences, into his new role and responsibility,
which makes him well-suited for this key leadership position.” Said Thyen, “I
know it is deeply rewarding for Gary to have Lonnie – someone he has
personally mentored over many years – to be named as his successor and to lead
our company in this digital age.”

Nicholson, 49, most recently served as Vice President, Business Analytics,
with oversight of strategic application of data analysis, social media and
mobile computing in support of the Company’s growth of information management
into more “predictive” analysis in order to build greater responsiveness to
customer needs and improvement of operational decision-making. Prior to this
role, he honed his leadership and managerial skills as Director of
Organizational Development within the Company’s corporate Organizational
Effectiveness Team, providing coaching, counseling and assisting with internal
talent development, as well as assuring effective Human Resources Information

Nicholson joined Kimball’s corporate information technology department in 1986
and has advanced through 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.

Thyen complimented the retiring Gary Schwartz, stating, “After 39 years of
dedicated and very capable service to Kimball International, Gary is electing
to retire from the Company. We often speak of our daily leadership
responsibility to grow our people, and I am proud of Gary’s contributions that
have enabled Lonnie’s growth and ability to step up and assume the position of

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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Martin Vaught, Director of Public Relations, 812-482-1600
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