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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 December 19, 2019, Visteon Corporation (the “Company”) announced the appointment of Jerome Rouquet, 52, as Senior Vice President, Finance effective January 21, 2020. Following the filing of the Company’s 2019 Annual Report on Form 10-K, Mr. Rouquet will become Chief Financial Officer of the Company replacing William R. Robertson who has served as the Company’s interim Chief Financial Officer since November 1, 2019.

Mr. Rouquet has held leadership roles of increasing responsibility at Federal-Mogul (a global supplier of automotive and industrial products), including Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer from January 2016 to September 2018, Chief Accounting Officer and Controller from July 2010 to January 2016, and Finance Director from March 1999 to July 2010. Following the acquisition of Federal-Mogul by Tenneco, Inc., he most recently served as Senior Vice President Finance, Motorparts from October 2018 to December 2019. From 1990 to 1996, Mr. Rouquet served in various roles at Imaje SA, from Logistics Manager to Financial Controller. None of Tenneco, Federal-Mogul or Imaje is a parent, subsidiary or affiliate of the Company.

Mr. Rouquet will receive an annual base salary of $525,000, and will be eligible to receive a cash bonus at a target amount of 65% of his base salary. Mr. Rouquet is eligible for an equity award pursuant to the Company’s 2010 Incentive Plan at a target amount of approximately $1,200,000. Mr. Rouquet will receive a cash sign-on bonus of $600,000, upon commencement of employment, subject to a pro-rated clawback in the event he leaves the Company under certain conditions within twenty-four months of the payment date. Mr. Rouquet will also receive a sign-on equity award with a grant date value of $500,000. Mr. Rouquet will be eligible to participate in the Company’s Executive Severance Plan (filed as Exhibit 10.1 to the Company’s Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q filed on July 27, 2017) and the Company intends to enter into a Change in Control Agreement with Mr. Rouquet in the form filed as Exhibit 10.2 to the Company’s Current Report on Form 8-K filed on October 31, 2012.

There is no arrangement or understanding between Mr. Rouquet and any other person pursuant to which he was selected as an officer of the Company and there are no family relationships between Mr. Rouquet and any of the Company’s directors or executive officers. There are no transactions to which the Company is a party and in which Mr. Rouquet has a direct or indirect material interest that would be required to be disclosed under Item 404(a) of Regulation S-K.

A copy of the press release announcing Mr. Rouquet’s appointment is attached hereto as Exhibit 99.1 to this Current Report on Form 8-K and incorporated herein by reference.

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Item 9.01. Financial Statements and Exhibits.








Press release dated December 19, 2019.




Cover Page Interactive Data File (embedded within the Inline XBRL document).

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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: December 19, 2019





/s/ Brett D. Pynnonen




Brett D. Pynnonen




Senior Vice President and General Counsel

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Exhibit 99.1



Visteon Appoints Jerome Rouquet as Senior Vice President, Finance, and Chief Financial Officer

VAN BUREN TOWNSHIP, Mich., Dec. 19, 2019 — Visteon Corporation (NASDAQ: VC), a global leader in vehicle cockpit electronics, today announced that Jerome Rouquet has been appointed senior vice president, finance, effective Jan. 21, 2020. Rouquet will become Visteon’s chief financial officer following the filing of the company’s fiscal 2019 financial statements with the Securities and Exchange Commission, replacing William R. Robertson, who has served as interim CFO since Nov. 1, 2019.

Rouquet, 52, has nearly 30 years of financial experience including leadership roles of increasing responsibility during a 23-year career at Federal-Mogul, where he served as vice president, chief accounting officer and controller from July 2010 to January 2016, and senior vice president and chief financial officer from January 2016 to September 2018. Following the acquisition of Federal-Mogul by Tenneco Inc., Rouquet most recently served as senior vice president, finance, Motorparts, for Tenneco, from October 2018 to December 2019. He has extensive global experience in financial control and reporting, supporting manufacturing and distribution operations, including serving as financial controller at Imaje in Belgium.

“Jerome is an experienced global executive with extensive financial experience in the automotive industry, both operational and technical,” said Visteon President and CEO Sachin Lawande. “He has a proven record of driving financial and operational performance. We are very pleased that he will be joining our senior leadership team as we look to capitalize on our technology strengths in cockpit electronics and drive profitable growth. I also want to thank Bill Robertson for his interim CFO leadership during this transition period.”

Rouquet has a Master of Business and Management degree from the Institut Superieur de Gestion, Paris, France, and completed the International Business Management Program at the Manhattan Institute of Management, New York, USA.

About Visteon

Visteon is a global technology company that designs, engineers and manufactures innovative cockpit electronics and connected car solutions for the world’s major vehicle manufacturers. Visteon is driving the smart, learning, digital cockpit of the future, to improve safety and the user experience. Visteon is a global leader in cockpit electronic products including digital instrument clusters, information displays, infotainment, head-up displays, telematics, SmartCore cockpit domain controllers, and the DriveCore autonomous driving platform. Visteon also delivers artificial intelligence-based technologies, connected car, cybersecurity, interior sensing, embedded multimedia and smartphone connectivity software solutions. Headquartered in Van Buren Township, Michigan, Visteon has approximately 10,000 employees at more than 40 facilities in 18 countries. Visteon had sales of approximately $3 billion in 2018. Learn more at www.visteon.com.



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