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Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported): July 19, 2022




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Section 5 – Corporate Governance and Management


Item 5.02 Departure of Directors or Certain Officers; Election of Directors; Appointment of Certain Officers; Compensatory Arrangements of Certain Officers.


Appointment of Director


On July 19, 2022, the board of directors of Armstrong World Industries, Inc. (the “Company”) appointed William H. Osborne as a new director to its board. With the addition of Mr. Osborne, the board of directors expands to nine members.


The board has determined that Mr. Osborne will serve on the board's i) Finance, ii) Management Development and Compensation and iii) Nominating, Governance and Social Responsibility committees.


Mr. Osborne has over 35 years of experience and currently serves as senior vice president of Total Quality and Operations for Boeing Defense, Space & Security, a division of Boeing. He is also a member of the company’s Executive Council. Prior to his current position, he was as senior vice president of Enterprise Operations, where he led the company’s Enterprise Program Management, Supply Chain, Manufacturing and Quality functions. Prior to joining Boeing in 2018, Osborne held a variety of leadership roles at Navistar Corporation, Federal Signal Corporation and Ford Motor Company.


Mr. Osborne will be entitled to the standard compensation paid by the Company to all of its nonemployee directors under the Company’s director compensation program and will be eligible to participate in the Company’s 2016 Directors Stock Unit Plan. He will also enter into an indemnification agreement in the form the Company has entered into with its other nonemployee directors, which form is filed as Exhibit 10.1 to the Company’s Current Report on Form 8-K filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on July 27, 2021.


Director Compensation Arrangements


On July 20, 2022, the board updated its director compensation program. Under the updated compensation arrangements for the Company’s nonemployee directors, the annual equity retainer for directors was increased from $105,000 to $125,000 and the annual retainer for the Chair of the board was increased from $90,000 to $100,000, of which $55,000 is payable in cash, and $45,000 is payable in equity. All other elements of the Company’s nonemployee director compensation program remain as described in the Company’s definitive proxy statement on Schedule 14A filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on April 27, 2022.


Section 7 – Regulation FD


Item 7.01 Regulation FD Disclosure.


On July 21, 2022, the Company issued a press release announcing the appointment of Mr. Osborne to its board of directors. A copy of this press release is attached hereto as Exhibit 99.1.


The information in Item 7.01 of this Current Report on Form 8-K, including Exhibit 99.1, is being furnished herewith and shall not be deemed “filed” for the purposes of Section 18 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, or otherwise subject to the liabilities of that section, nor shall it be deemed incorporated by reference into any filing under the Securities Act of 1933, except as expressly set forth by specific reference in such filing.


Section 9 – Financial Statements and Exhibits


Item 9.01 Financial Statements and Exhibits.


(d) Exhibits



Press Release of Armstrong World Industries, Inc. dated July 21, 2022


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Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.







/s/ Austin K. So



Austin K. So



Senior Vice President, General Counsel, Secretary and Chief Compliance Officer

Date: July 21, 2022


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