Washington, D.C.  20549


Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of the
Securities Exchange Act of 1934

Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported):  September 13, 2022

Commission File Number: 1-14225

HNI Corporation
Iowa 42-0617510
(State of incorporation) (IRS Employer Identification No.)
600 East Second Street
P. O. Box 1109
Muscatine, Iowa 52761-0071
(563) 272-7400

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

On September 13, 2022, the Board of Directors of HNI Corporation (the “Corporation”) elected Patrick D. Hallinan as a director of the Corporation, to serve an initial term expiring at the Corporation’s 2024 annual meeting of shareholders. Effective immediately, Mr. Hallinan will serve as a member of the Board’s Audit Committee. The Board has determined Mr. Hallinan qualifies as an independent director under the New York Stock Exchange independence standards and the Corporation’s categorical independence standards. Following Mr. Hallinan’s election, the Board of Directors consists of ten directors – nine independent outside directors and the Chief Executive Officer of the Corporation.

Mr. Hallinan, 54, is the Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer for Fortune Brands Home & Security Inc. The press release announcing Mr. Hallinan’s election is attached as Exhibit 99.1 and is filed herewith.

For his service on the Board, Mr. Hallinan will receive the same compensation as other non-management members of the Board, as outlined in the Corporation’s definitive proxy statement filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on April 1, 2022.

There is no arrangement or understanding between Mr. Hallinan and any other person pursuant to which he was selected as a director, there are no family relationships between Mr. Hallinan and any director or executive officer of the Corporation, and there are no related party transactions involving Mr. Hallinan.

Item 9.01 Financial Statements and Exhibits

(d) Exhibits

Exhibit No.
Cover Page Interactive Data File


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.

Date: September 15, 2022   By: /s/ Steven M. Bradford
        Steven M. Bradford
Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary

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