8-K 1 form8-kstadlerretirement.htm FORM 8-K Document

Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of the
Securities Exchange Act of 1934
Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported): June 19, 2017
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
(State or other jurisdiction
(IRS Employer
of incorporation)
file number)
Identification Number)

427 West 12th Street, Kansas City, Missouri 64105
(Address of principal executive offices) (Zip Code)

Registrant’s telephone number, including area code:
(816) 983 - 1303

Not Applicable
(Former name or former address if changed since last report)

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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 June 19, 2017, Mary K. Stadler, Senior Vice President and Chief Accounting Officer for Kansas City Southern (the “Company”), announced her intent to retire as the Company’s chief accounting officer, effective July 24, 2017. As successor to Ms. Stadler, the Company appointed Ms. Suzanne M. Grafton (age 41) as its Vice President and Chief Accounting Officer, effective July 24, 2017. Ms. Grafton joined the Company in 2006 and currently serves as Vice President-Audit and Enterprise Risk Management. Prior to her current role, she was Vice President of Accounting from May 2014 to March 2016, and was Assistant Vice President-Financial Reporting from 2007 through May 2014. To facilitate transition of her responsibilities, Ms. Stadler intends to remain an employee with the Company until January 8, 2018.

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.

Kansas City Southern
Date: June 21, 2017
/s/ Adam J. Godderz
Name: Adam J. Godderz
Title: Vice President & Corporate Secretary