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Kimball International Announces Appointment of New Independent Director; Pat Connolly Joins Board Effective Immediately

  Kimball International Announces Appointment of New Independent Director; Pat
  Connolly Joins Board Effective Immediately

Business Wire

JASPER, Ind. -- August 12, 2014

Kimball International, Inc. (NASDAQ: KBALB) today announced the appointment of
Patrick E. “Pat” Connolly to the Company’s Board of Directors. Mr. Connolly
was selected following an extensive national search in partnership with Cook
Associates, Inc. of Chicago. His appointment will enhance the Board’s
strategic skillset as the Company adjusts to several Board retirements and
prepares for its upcoming spin-off of its Electronics Manufacturing Services
segment later this year. The formal appointment was made during today’s
regularly scheduled board meeting.

Kimball is committed to the appointment of independent directors in order to
expand the diversity of viewpoints, experience and counsel within the Board’s
membership.

Mr. Connolly is Chief Operating Officer of Sodexo North America, and President
of Sodexo Health Care, headquartered in Gaithersburg, Maryland. Sodexo North
America, with revenues of $9 billion, delivers on-site services in corporate,
education, healthcare, hospitality, government, and remote site market
segments, as well as benefits and rewards services, and personal and home
services, throughout the United States, Canada, and Mexico. The parent
company, Sodexo Worldwide, is a $23.9 billion quality of life services company
based in France. Sodexo is the world’s eighteenth largest employer, with
428,000 employees in over 33,000 sites in 80 countries across the globe.

Mr. Connolly has over thirty years of experience in executive management and
sales leadership.

Kimball International Board Chairman Douglas A. Habig welcomed Connolly,
saying “Pat has proven to be very instrumental in helping to reshape and
transform Sodexo from a geographic focused business to a global markets
focused business. That global experience and perspective will be invaluable to
Kimball as we look forward to growing and expanding our market presence, both
domestically and internationally.” Said Habig, “Pat’s success in driving
innovation, combined with his strong analytical and strategic planning skills
will bring beneficial insights to Kimball.”

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