Acushnet Holdings Corp. (NYSE:GOLF) Files An 8-K Departure of Directors or Certain Officers; Election of Directors; Appointment of Certain Officers; Compensatory Arrangements of Certain Officers

Acushnet Holdings Corp. (NYSE:GOLF) Files An 8-K Departure of Directors or Certain Officers; Election of Directors; Appointment of Certain Officers; Compensatory Arrangements of Certain Officers
Item 5.02Departure of Directors or Certain Officers; Election of Directors; Appointment of Certain Officers; Compensatory Arrangements of Certain Officers.

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Acushnet Holdings Corp. (“Acushnet”) announced today that Walter R. Uihlein, President and Chief Executive Officer (“CEO”) of Acushnet, has notified the Acushnet Board of Directors of his plan to retire, effective January1, 2018. Mr.Uihlein started with Acushnet in 1976 and has been the senior golf executive since 1995. Upon his retirement as President and CEO of Acushnet, Uihlein will remain on the Board of Directors of Acushnet and will also become an Advisor to the Chairman of the Board of Directors.

Acushnet also announced today that its Board of Directors has appointed David E. Maher, Acushnet’s current Chief Operating Officer, to succeed Mr.Uihlein as President and CEO of Acushnet, effective upon Mr.Uihlein’s retirement. Mr.Maher, age 49, joined Acushnet in 1991 and was appointed Chief Operating Officer in June2016. Prior to that, Mr.Maher was Senior Vice President, Titleist Worldwide Sales and Global Operations from February2016 to June2016 and Vice President, Titleist U.S. Sales from 2001 to January2016.

Effective upon his promotion to President and CEO of Acushnet on January1, 2018, Mr.Maher’s base salary will be increased to $750,000 and he will become eligible to receive a target annual cash incentive award equal to his base salary. Mr.Maher will also receive an equity grant with a grant date fair value of $3,000,000 which will vest as to one third of such grant on each of the first three anniversaries of the grant date.

A copy of the Company’s press release announcing this executive transition is attached hereto as Exhibit99.1.

Item 9.01 Financial Statements and Exhibits.

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About Acushnet Holdings Corp. (NYSE:GOLF)

Acushnet Holdings Corp. is engaged in the design, development, manufacture and distribution of golf products. The Company is engaged in various product categories, such as golf clubs, wedges, putters, golf gloves, golf gear and golf wear. The Company operates in four segments: Titleist Golf Balls, Titleist Golf Clubs, Titleist Golf Gear and FootJoy Golf Wear. The company’s Titleist golf ball segment is engaged in designing and manufacturing a golf ball. It sells Titleist Pro V1. The Company also designs, manufactures and sells other golf balls under the Titleist brand, such as NXT Tour, Velocity and DT TruSoft, as well as under the Pinnacle brand. The Company designs, assembles and sells golf clubs (drivers, fairways, hybrids and irons) under the Titleist brand, wedges under the Vokey Design brand, and putters under the Scotty Cameron brand. Titleist golf clubs, Vokey Design wedges and Scotty Cameron putters are used by the players.

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