Washington, D.C. 20549



Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934

Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported): February 13, 2018

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7401 West Wilson Avenue, Chicago, Illinois 60706
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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 February 13, 2018, the Board of Directors (the "Board") of Methode Electronics, Inc. (the "Company") approved an increase in the size of the Board from eight to nine members, effective immediately. The Board elected Brian Cadwallader as a director of the Company to fill the vacancy. Mr. Cadwallader will serve as a director until his successor is elected and qualified or until his earlier resignation or removal. The Board also appointed Mr. Cadwallader as a member of the Compensation Committee and the Nominating & Governance Committee.

Brian J. Cadwallader served as Vice President, Corporate Secretary and General Counsel of Johnson Controls, Inc. from October 2014 to December 2016. Prior thereto, Mr. Cadwallader served as Vice President and Assistant General Counsel of Johnson Controls from September 2011 to September 2014. Mr. Cadwallader served as Group Vice President and General Counsel of Johnson Controls’ Building Efficiency business from August 2010 to September 2011. Prior to joining Johnson Controls, Mr. Cadwallader served as Associate General Counsel at International Paper Company.

Mr. Cadwallader will be compensated in a manner consistent with the Company’s other non-employee directors, as most recently described in the Company’s Proxy Statement dated August 1, 2017.
A copy of the press release announcing the appointment of Mr. Cadwallader to the Board is attached as Exhibit 99.1 to this Current Report on Form 8-K.
Item 9.01    Financial Statements And Exhibits.
(d)    Exhibits.
99.1    Press Release dated February 13, 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.

February 13, 2018
/s/ John Hrudicka
John Hrudicka
Chief Financial Officer


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