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Emerson Elects Turley As Chair Of The Board

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Emerson has elected James Turley as chair of the company’s board of directors.

Turley, who has served as a member of Emerson’s board since 2013, is an independent director. Turley succeeds former chair and CEO David N. Farr, who retired after 20 years as CEO in February and will conclude his board term on May 5.

Turley was chairman and CEO of Ernst & Young from 2001 until his retirement in 2013. A sought-after audit and financial reporting expert, Turley also serves on the boards of directors for Citigroup, Northrop Grumman Corporation and Precigen.

“Emerson has a long-time commitment to strong corporate governance,” said Emerson CEO and president Lal Karsanbhai. “Jim brings a wealth of public company service, executive leadership and financial experience to this role, as well as deep expertise about Emerson and the industries we serve. His exceptional knowledge and commitment are a true asset to Emerson, and I look forward to partnering in this new capacity.”

As a member of Emerson’s board of directors, Turley currently serves on the audit, executive, and corporate governance and nominating committees. His term as board chair commences on May 5.

“I am honored to serve as chair of the board for a company that I deeply admire,” Turley said. “Emerson has an incredible legacy of disciplined management, and a talented global workforce making tremendous strides in environmental, social and governance initiatives. I look forward to working in partnership with Lal and supporting his strategic focus on culture, portfolio evolution and execution to create long-term value.”

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