SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
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 19, 2013
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On January 24, 2013, Diebold, Incorporated (the “Company”) issued a news release announcing certain preliminary fourth quarter and year-end 2012 results. The news release is attached hereto as Exhibit 99.1 and is incorporated herein by reference.
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On January 24, 2013, Diebold, Incorporated (the “Company”) announced that Thomas W. Swidarski has stepped down from his positions as the President and Chief Executive Officer of the Company and resigned from the Company's Board of Directors, effective January 19, 2013.
Until a permanent Chief Executive Officer is hired, Henry D.G. Wallace, the Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Company, will assume regular oversight of the Company as its Executive Chairman and will act in the role of the Company's principal executive officer. Mr. Wallace, age 67, is a former group vice president and chief financial officer of the Ford Motor Company (automotive industry). Mr. Wallace has served on the board of directors of Ambac Financial Group, Inc. since 2004 and Lear Corporation since 2005, where he currently serves as Non-Executive Chairman of the Board.
The Company also announced that it had promoted George S. Mayes, Jr. to the newly created position of Chief Operating Officer. Mr. Mayes, age 54, had served in his prior role of Executive Vice President, Global Operations, since 2008, and prior to that had been Senior Vice President, Supply Chain Management, from 2006 until 2008.
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.