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): January 17, 2018

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Delaware 1-07151 31-0595760
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1221 Broadway, Oakland, California 94612-1888
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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.

(b) and (e) On January 17, 2018, Stephen M. Robb, Executive Vice President – Chief Financial Officer of The Clorox Company (the “Company”), provided notice of his intention to retire from the Company on March 31, 2018, following 29 years of service with the Company. Mr. Robb will continue in an advisory capacity through the end of the fiscal year.

(c) On January 17, 2018, the Board of Directors (the “Board”) of the Company appointed Kevin Jacobsen, age 51, to be Senior Vice President – Chief Financial Officer, effective April 1, 2018.

Mr. Jacobsen is currently the Company’s Vice President – Financial Planning & Analysis, a position he has held since November 2011. In this role, he is responsible for providing leadership for financial planning and analysis across all of the Company’s existing businesses and for its business development efforts. Mr. Jacobsen joined the Company in 1995 and has held a number of senior leadership roles in the Company’s finance department over the years, including serving as the finance leader for the Specialty Division, the Product Supply Organization and various business units.

In connection with Mr. Jacobsen’s appointment, on January 19, 2018, the Management Development and Compensation Committee of the Board approved an increase in Mr. Jacobsen’s base salary to $500,000 and an increase in his short-term incentive target from 50% to 80% of his salary, effective as of April 1, 2018. In addition, on April 2, 2018, Mr. Jacobsen will receive stock options that have an aggregate fair value of $200,000, which will vest over four years, and performance shares with an aggregate target fair value of $200,000.

A copy of the press release announcing the future Chief Financial Officer changes is filed as Exhibit 99.1 hereto and is incorporated herein by reference.

Item 9.01 Financial Statements and Exhibits

(d) Exhibits.

See the Exhibit Index below.


Exhibit       Description
99.1 Press Release dated January 22, 2018, of The Clorox Company


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.

Date:   January 22, 2018 By:   /s/ Laura Stein
Executive Vice President –
      General Counsel and Corporate Affairs