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Corporate Governance and Management
Departure of Directors or Certain Officers; Election of Directors; Appointment of Certain Officers; Compensatory Arrangements of Certain Officers
Gentex Corporation (the "Company") announced that on May 17, 2013, Steve Dykman, Chief Financial Officer and Vice President-Finance, is departing his current positions with the Company to pursue other opportunities. Mr. Dykman will remain an employee of the Company as a financial consultant upon terms and conditions that are in discussion. A copy of the Company's News Release concerning this announcement is attached as Exhibit 99.1.
In addition, the Company announced that Steve Downing, age 35, was appointed as the Company's Chief Financial Officer and Vice President-Finance effective as of May 17, 2013. Mr. Downing was the Company's Vice President-Commercial Management, a role he has held since 2012. He has been employed by the Company since 2002, beginning as a financial analyst, moving on to senior financial analyst, and then serving in various roles in commercial management, including Director of Commercial Management until his promotion to Vice President-Commercial Management. He is a summa cum laude graduate of Liberty University with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Finance and Management.