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) July 24, 2018

General Electric Company
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its
New York       001-00035       14-0689340
(State or other jurisdiction (Commission (IRS Employer
of incorporation) File Number) Identification No.)
41 Farnsworth Street, Boston, MA 02210
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(Former name or former address, if changed since last report.)

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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 July 24, 2018, Jan Hauser, GE’s Vice President, Controller and Chief Accounting Officer, communicated her intention to retire from General Electric Company (“GE”).

GE intends to appoint Thomas S. Timko, 50, as Vice President, Controller and Chief Accounting Officer, effective on or about September 10, 2018. Since 2017, Mr. Timko has been Vice President, Global Business Solutions and Chief Accounting Officer, and from 2013 to 2017 he was Vice President, Controller and Chief Accounting Officer, of General Motors Company (“GM”). Prior to joining GM, he held chief accounting officer positions at Applied Materials, Inc. and Delphi Automotive.

Mr. Timko will receive salary, bonus and equity awards, and will participate in other benefit and compensation plans, at levels consistent with his seniority and scope of responsibility. His compensation arrangements also provide for him to receive a sign-on bonus, a minimum payout equivalent to 100% of his salary under GE’s 2018 annual cash bonus program, and grants of restricted stock units with a value reflecting compensation forfeited with his former employer and vesting over three years.

Ms. Hauser has agreed to remain in the role of Chief Accounting Officer until Mr. Timko assumes his position and then will assist with the transition.



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.

General Electric Company
Date: July 26, 2018       /s/ Christoph A. Pereira
Christoph A. Pereira
Vice President, Chief Corporate, Securities
and Finance Counsel