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Date of Report (Date of Earliest Event Reported): August 12, 2021 (August 9, 2021)

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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 August 11, 2021, Westinghouse Air Brake Technologies Corporation (the “Company”) announced that Patrick A. Dugan, Executive Vice President Finance and Chief Financial Officer, is leaving the Company to pursue other opportunities.

On August 9, 2021, the Company’s Board of Directors (the “Board”) appointed John A. Olin, 60, to succeed Mr. Dugan, effective October 1, 2021 (the “Effective Date”).  Mr. Olin will join Wabtec as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of the Company.  As such, Mr. Olin will be the Company’s principal financial officer and principal accounting officer as of the Effective Date.

Mr. Olin served as Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Harley-Davidson Motor Company (“Harley-Davidson”) from September 2009 through July 2020, having previously served as Harley-Davidson’s Vice President and Controller since joining Harley-Davidson in 2003. Before joining Harley-Davidson, Mr. Olin served for 12 years in various financial roles at Kraft Foods, Oscar Mayer Foods and Miller Brewing Company, including his responsibilities as controller of Kraft Foods’ cheese division. Prior to this, he held positions with financial services and specialized consulting firms including Ernst & Whinney (now Ernst & Young). Mr. Olin received his Bachelor of Science in Accounting from Indiana University and his Master of Business Administration from the University of Chicago.  Mr. Olin is a Certified Public Accountant.

The initial terms of Mr. Olin’s annual compensation will be:

an annual salary of $750,000;

a target annual cash bonus opportunity of 100% of his base salary, with the 2021 bonus pro-rated based on the Effective Date;

an annual equity award grant, subject to the approval of the Company’s Compensation Committee, with aggregate grant date fair market value of approximately $2,000,000 with the mix of stock options, restricted stock, restricted stock units and performance units consistent with those granted to other executive officer equity participants;

an initial equity award of restricted shares with grant date fair market value of $1,000,000, vesting on the third anniversary of the grant date.

If Mr. Olin retires from his office at any time at or after age 65 upon at least twelve months’ notice, all outstanding equity awards (other than performance stock units) under the Company’s equity compensation plans will immediately vest and Mr. Olin will be entitled to exercise outstanding stock options for a period of three years following the effective date of such retirement. Outstanding performance stock units under the Company’s equity compensation plans will vest on a pro rata basis based on the effective date of such retirement and will be paid out based on actual results in accordance with the scheduled payments for such awards. The foregoing vesting schedule related to Mr. Olin’s retirement will be subject to a most favored nations provision.

Mr. Olin will also be entitled to a customary relocation package and other benefits and perquisites, consistent with those provided to other executive officers, including life and health insurance benefits, social club dues, and participation in a qualified 401(k) savings plan.

Mr. Olin will also enter into an employment continuation agreement consistent with those described in the Company’s definitive proxy statement filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on April 7, 2021, under the caption “Employment Continuation Agreements with Certain Executive Officers.”

Mr. Dugan is expected to leave the Company sometime in the fourth quarter of 2021 and he will work closely with Mr. Olin through then to ensure a seamless transition.  Mr. Dugan will continue to receive his current compensation during this transition period and will receive his target cash bonus for the 2021 fiscal year based on actual results for the fiscal year.

As of the filing of this Current Report on Form 8-K, the Company has not determined the final terms of the severance compensation to be granted to Mr. Dugan in connection with the termination of his employment.  Material details of Mr. Dugan’s separation arrangements will be disclosed once they are finalized.

Item 7.01.
Financial Statements and Exhibits.

A copy of the press release announcing the management transition is attached hereto as Exhibit 99.1 and is incorporated into this Item 7.01 by reference.

In accordance with General Instruction B.2 of Form 8-K, the information furnished pursuant to this Item 7.01 in this Current Report on Form 8-K, including Exhibit 99.1, shall not be deemed “filed” for the purposes of Section 18 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, or otherwise subject to the liability of that section, nor shall it be deemed incorporated by reference in any filing under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, except as shall be expressly set forth by specific reference in such a filing.

Item 9.01.
Financial Statements and Exhibits.


Press Release, dated August 11, 2021
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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.
/s/ David L. DeNinno
David L. DeNinno
Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary

Date: August 12, 2021

Exhibit 99.1

News Release


PITTSBURGH (August 11, 2021) – Wabtec Corporation (NYSE: WAB) today announced John Olin will be named Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of the company, effective October 1, 2021. Olin will succeed Pat Dugan, who is leaving the company in the fourth quarter.

Rafael Santana, Wabtec President and CEO, said: “John is a seasoned finance leader who has built his career on delivering results through dynamic market cycles, and is committed to delivering long-term shareholder value. With his wide range of expertise, he is the ideal person to lead our finance organization forward and will bring a compelling blend of strategic financial discipline, well-honed operating skills, and leadership abilities. We look forward to having him on the team.”

Santana added, “I want to thank Pat Dugan for his nearly 20 years of service to Wabtec. Since stepping into the role as CFO in 2014, he has actively participated in growing the company from ~$2.5 billion in revenues to ~$8 billion and was a key player in the strategic acquisitions of Faiveley Transport and GE Transportation. He has been instrumental in helping shape the company, strengthen our technology leadership position, expand our global footprint, and guide Wabtec to a position of strength. We are grateful for all that he has contributed to the company.”

Olin joins Wabtec as the former Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Harley-Davidson, where he was instrumental in driving strategic change amidst significant market disruption, including reshaping the company. Prior to Harley-Davidson, Olin served as controller of Kraft Foods' Cheese Division, and had 12 years of financial leadership at Kraft, Oscar Mayer Foods, and Miller Brewing Company. He also held positions with financial services and specialized consulting firms including Ernst and Whinney (now Ernst and Young).

“I’m excited to join Wabtec at a time of significant opportunity for the company,” said Olin. “Wabtec is shaping the future of transportation and I look forward to building on this position of strength and expanding returns to our shareholders, while delivering for our customers, employees, communities, and stakeholders.”

About Wabtec
Wabtec Corporation (NYSE: WAB) is focused on creating transportation solutions that move and improve the world. The company is a leading global provider of equipment, systems, digital solutions and value-added services for the freight and transit rail industries, as well as the mining, marine and industrial markets. Wabtec has been a leader in the rail industry for over 150 years and has a vision to achieve a zero-emission rail system in the U.S. and worldwide. The company has approximately 27,000 employees located at facilities in 50 countries throughout the world. Visit Wabtec’s website at: www.wabteccorp.com.

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