Cleveland-Cliffs appoints Ann Harlan and Janet Miller to board of directors

Cleveland-Cliffs Inc. has appointed M. Ann Harlan and Janet L. Miller to its board of directors, effective immediately.

Harlan was formerly Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary at The JM Smucker Company, a Fortune 500 food manufacturing and marketing company. She currently serves on the board of Gorman Rupp Company, also a company listed on the New York Stock Exchange, where she has been Lead Director and chairs the Corporate Governance & Nominating Committee. She also serves on the Audit Committee and was the former Chair of the Compensation Committee at Gorman Rupp. Harlan joins the Audit Committee of Cleveland-Cliffs’ board.

Miller is an Executive Officer with University Hospitals, a nationally ranked healthcare system headquartered in Cleveland, Ohio, with annual revenues in excess of $4 billion. As Chief Legal Officer, Miller is a trusted advisor to the University Hospitals parent organization, as well as its many subsidiaries, on governance, internal audit, legal and enterprise risk matters. She recently announced her retirement from University Hospitals, which will be effective in May, 2019. Prior to joining University Hospitals in 2001, Miller was a partner in the Cleveland office of Jones Day. She will join the Governance and Nominating Committee of the Cleveland-Cliffs’ board.

Lourenco Goncalves, Chairman of the Board, President and Chief Executive Officer of Cleveland-Cliffs stated: “I am pleased to announce the addition of these two very accomplished and talented professionals to the Cleveland-Cliffs board. Both Ann and Janet have strong ties to Cleveland, where our company has been headquartered for 172 years. They each bring a unique set of skills and expertise that will serve the board and Cleveland-Cliffs well in the years to come.”

With the addition of Harlan and Miller, the Cleveland-Cliffs’ Board of Directors is now composed of 11 members, of which 10 are independent directors. Also, in order to re-balance the responsibilities among its board members, the company announced changes to the committee assignments of some of these members. Susan Green has been appointed to the Strategy Committee, Michael Siegal has stepped down from the Audit Committee, Gabriel Stoliar has stepped down from the Governance and Nominating Committee and Robert Fisher, Jr. has stepped down from the Strategy Committee.

Andrea Lee