CONVERGYS CORP (Form: 8-K, Received: 09/12/2017 16:33:17)
SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, D.C. 20549
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September 11, 2017
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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.
Effective September 11, 2017, the Board of Directors of Convergys Corporation (the “Company”) increased the number of directors to 10 and appointed Robert E. Knowling, Jr. as a director for a term expiring at the 2018 Annual Meeting of Shareholders.
Mr. Knowling, 62, has more than 30 years of experience in the telecommunications and technology sectors. He is currently Chairman of Eagles Landing Partners, which specializes in helping senior management teams formulate strategy, lead organizational transformations, and re-engineer businesses. Mr. Knowling previously served as Chief Executive Officer of Telwares, a provider of telecommunications expense management solutions, from 2005 to 2009, Chief Executive Officer of the New York Leadership Academy from 2001 to 2005, and Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of SimDesk Technologies, Inc. from 2001 to 2003. Mr. Knowling currently serves on the Board of Directors of Roper Technologies Inc. (NYSE:ROP).
The Company is not aware of any arrangement or understanding between Mr. Knowling and any other person pursuant to which Mr. Knowling was selected as a director. Neither Mr. Knowling nor any of his immediate family members has been a party to any transaction or currently proposed transaction with the Company that is reportable under Item 404(a) of Regulation S-K. In connection with his election to and service on the Board of Directors, Mr. Knowling will be paid in accordance with the Company’s standard compensation arrangements for non-employee directors, which are described under “Director Compensation” in the Company’s definitive proxy statement for the Company’s 2017 Annual Meeting of Shareholders, which was filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on March 17, 2017.
On September 12, 2017, the Company issued a press release announcing the appointment of Mr. Knowling. A copy of this press release is filed as Exhibit 99.1 to this Current Report on Form 8-K and is incorporated in this Item 5.02 by reference.
Item 9.01. Financial Statements and Exhibits.
99.1 Press release issued by Convergys Corporation on September 12, 2017.
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/ Jarrod B. Pontius
Jarrod B. Pontius
General Counsel and Chief Administrative Officer
Dated: September 12, 2017
CONVERGYS CORPORATION ADDS ROBERT E. KNOWLING, JR.
TO ITS BOARD OF DIRECTORS
CINCINNATI, SEPTEMBER 12, 2017
(NYSE: CVG), a global leader in customer experience outsourcing, today announced the appointment of Robert E. Knowling, Jr. to its board of directors.
Mr. Knowling, 62, has more than 30 years of experience in the telecommunications and technology sectors, leading companies through periods of high growth. He is currently Chairman of Eagles Landing Partners, a firm specializing in helping senior management teams formulate strategy, lead organizational transformations, and re-engineer businesses.
During his career, Mr. Knowling has served as Chief Executive Officer of Telwares, a provider of telecommunications expense management solutions; Chief Executive Officer of the New York City Leadership Academy, an independent nonprofit corporation created by Chancellor Joel I. Klein and Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg to develop the next generation of principals in the New York City public school system; Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of SimDesk Technologies, Inc., and Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer of Covad Communications. Mr. Knowling currently serves on the board of directors of Roper Technologies Inc. (NYSE: ROP), a diversified technology company.
“We are excited to have Bob join our board of directors,” stated Jeffrey H. Fox, Chairman of the Board of Convergys. “His proven ability to provide strategic input and guidance, combined with his experience leading telecommunications and technology companies, will serve as an outstanding complement to the expertise of our current board.”
Mr. Knowling received a BA in Theology from Wabash College and an MBA from Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management. He has held board of director positions on several publicly-traded companies including Ariba, Inc., Heidrick & Struggles International, Inc., Hewlett-Packard Company and The Immune Response Corporation. In addition, he has served as a member of the board of directors of privately-held companies such as Acordia, Aprimo, Inc., and The Bartech Group.
Convergys delivers consistent, quality customer experiences in 58 languages and from more than 150 locations around the globe. We partner with our clients to improve customer loyalty, reduce costs, and generate revenue through an extensive portfolio of capabilities, including customer care, analytics, tech support, collections, home agent, and end-to-end selling. We are committed to delighting our clients and their customers, delivering value to our shareholders, and creating opportunities for our talented, and caring employees in 33 countries around the world. Visit www.convergys.com to learn more about us.