JASPER, Ind. - Kimball International, Inc. (NASDAQ: KBALB) today announced the promotion and appointment of Julia Heitz-Cassidy to the position of Vice President, Deputy General Counsel. The appointment reflects Kimball International’s ongoing process of leadership development within the company’s ranks and reflects the Company’s commitment to provide career growth opportunities and recognition of personal achievements.

Kimball International Announces New Officer“The importance of experienced legal counsel combined with business acumen and understanding in the fast-paced global business environment cannot be overstated.”

As Vice President, Deputy General Counsel, Heitz-Cassidy will continue with her responsibility for the overall operations of Kimball’s legal group, as well as providing strategic thought leadership, advice and counseling to Kimball International’s executive management.

John Kahle, Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary for Kimball International, announced the appointment, stating, “Julie has earned this opportunity through her personal education, work experiences and track record of performance. She is not only an outstanding attorney but will also bring a deep understanding of our business, a sharp analytical mind and a personal commitment to excellence to this position.”

Commending Heitz-Cassidy on her appointment, Jim Thyen, President and CEO of Kimball International, stated, “The importance of experienced legal counsel combined with business acumen and understanding in the fast-paced global business environment cannot be overstated.”

Heitz-Cassidy, joined Kimball’s corporate legal department in 1996 as an associate corporate counsel and has served in various roles of increasing responsibilities during her career with Kimball.

Heitz-Cassidy earned bachelor’s degrees in economics and political science from the University of Kentucky in 1988. She obtained her JD from Indiana University School of Law in 1991. She has completed post graduate work in executive education and M.B.A. courses through Indiana University’s Kelley School of Business. She, her husband Chris and their family reside in Jasper, Indiana.

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

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