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5.02 Departure of Directors or Principal Officers; Election of Directors; Appointment of Principal Officers.
On February 25, 2021, the Board of Directors (the “Board”) of Caterpillar Inc. (the “Company”) elected Gerald Johnson as a member of the Board, effective March 1, 2021. Mr. Johnson will serve as a member of the Public Policy and Governance Committee. Mr. Johnson’s compensation will be consistent with the standard compensatory arrangement for non-employee directors described in the Company’s most recent proxy statement filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on April 29, 2020, under the heading “Director Compensation.”