Current Report Filing (8-k)
SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, D.C. 20549-1004
Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934
Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported): December 12, 2022 (December 6, 2022)
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
(State or other jurisdiction of incorporation or organization)
8401 McClure Drive
Fort Smith, Arkansas 72916
(Address, including zip code, and telephone number, including area code, of
the registrant's principal executive offices)
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Title of each class
Name of each exchange on which registered
Common Stock $0.01 Par Value
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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 December 6, 2022, David Cobb, vice president and chief financial officer of ArcBest Corporation (the “Company”), informed the Company that he will be retiring in October 2023.
ITEM 7.01 – REGULATION FD DISCLOSURE
On December 12, 2022, the Company issued a press release announcing that Mr. Cobb will be retiring and that the Company has commenced a formal search for its next chief financial officer. A copy of the press release is furnished as Exhibit 99.1 to this report and incorporated into this Item 7.01 by reference.
The information furnished in this Item 7.01 shall not be deemed “filed” for purposes of Section 18 of the Securities Act of 1934, as amended (the “Exchange Act”), or otherwise subject to the liabilities of that section, nor shall such information be deemed incorporated by reference in any filing under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, or the Exchange Act, except as shall be expressly set forth by specific reference in such filing.
The following is a “safe harbor” statement under the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995: Certain statements and information in this report may constitute “forward-looking statements” within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995, including statements regarding the timing of Mr. Cobb’s retirement as chief financial officer and our plans for identifying his successor. Although we believe that the expectations reflected in these forward-looking statements are reasonable as and when made, we cannot provide assurance that our expectations will prove to be correct. Actual outcomes could materially differ from what is expressed, implied, or forecasted in these statements due to a number of factors, including, but not limited to, the timing of Mr. Cobb’s retirement and the time required to identify his successor. Readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on forward-looking statements, which speak only as of the date hereof. We undertake no obligation to publicly update or revise any forward-looking statements after the date they are made, whether as a result of new information, future events, or otherwise.
Item 9.01 Financial Statements and Exhibits.
Description of Exhibit
Press release of ArcBest dated December 12, 2022
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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.
December 12, 2022
/s/ Michael R. Johns
Michael R. Johns
Vice President – General Counsel
and Corporate Secretary
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