Steel Dynamics 8-K 2009
SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
WASHINGTON, DC 20549
Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934
Date of Report (date of earliest event reported): September 28, 2009 (September 25, 2009)
STEEL DYNAMICS, INC.
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
Registrants telephone number, including area code: 260-969-3500
(Former name or former address, if changed since last report)
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(d) The Board of Directors of Steel Dynamics, Inc. has appointed Gabriel L. Shaheen as a member of the Board. The appointment of Mr. Shaheen brings the total number of directors to eleven. Mr. Shaheen will serve as an independent director, but has not yet been appointed to any Board committee.
Gabe Shaheen, 55, is President and Chief Executive Officer of GLS Capital Ventures, LLC, Fort Wayne, Indiana, and is a principal in NXTSTAR Ventures, LLC, Oak Brook, Illinois. Both firms consult with life insurance companies and other financial services organizations regarding start-up, M&A, and strategic planning activities. Gabe was previously employed for 22 years by The Lincoln National Corporation, where he served in a number of senior executive capacities. These included directing at various times Lincolns three principal business units, serving as Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer of Lincoln National Life Insurance Company; Chairman, President and CEO of Lincoln Re, its reinsurance arm; and Managing Director of Lincoln UK.
Gabe holds a B.A. and Masters Degree in Actuarial Science from the University of Michigan. He has also been a director, since 2007, of Horace Mann Educators Corporation, a public company listed on the New York Stock Exchange, where he serves as a member of its Audit, Strategic Review and Investments Committees.
Item 8.01. Other Events.
On September 25, 2009, Steel Dynamics, Inc. issued a press release captioned Steel Dynamics Adds Gabriel Shaheen to Board of Directors. A copy of the press release is furnished herewith as Exhibit 99.1 to this Report.
Item 9.01. Financial Statements and Exhibits
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 hereto duly authorized.