NN, Inc. Announces Retirement Of Chairman Of The Board

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn., Dec. 12, 2016 /PRNewswire/ — NN, Inc., (NASDAQ: NNBR) a diversified industrial company, today announced that G. Ronald Morris will retire from the company’s Board of Directors and as Chairman as of the Annual Meeting to be held in May 2017.  Mr. Morris, who joined the board in 1994 has served on a variety of committees and currently serves on the Audit and Governance committees. The Board will conduct a search to fill the vacancy created by Mr. Morris’ retirement.    

Ronald Morris, Chairman of the Board commented, “Over the past 22 years I have had the distinct honor to serve on the board of NN.  I am very proud of our team’s accomplishments in growing our business as we have continued to execute on our strategic plan to create a diversified portfolio that delivers consistent results for our shareholders.  I wish the entire NN team continued success as the company continues to evolve and execute on its plan.”

Richard Holder, President and CEO commented, “On behalf of the Board and everyone at NN, I would like to thank Ron not only for his leadership over the last three years as Chairman, but also for the dedication and commitment that he has given to NN since the company went public 22 years ago.  His insights and wisdom around our strategy and the end markets we serve will certainly be missed.”

NN, Inc., a diversified industrial company combines advanced engineering and production capabilities with in-depth materials science expertise to design and manufacture high-precision components and assemblies for a variety of markets on a global basis.  Headquartered in Johnson City, Tennessee, NN has 40 manufacturing plants in North America, Western Europe, Eastern Europe, South America and China.

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