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UNITED STATES
SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
WASHINGTON, DC 20549
FORM 8-K
CURRENT REPORT PURSUANT
TO SECTION 13 OR 15(D) OF THE
SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934
November 2, 2018 
DATE OF REPORT (DATE OF EARLIEST EVENT REPORTED)
 
ROPER TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
(EXACT NAME OF REGISTRANT AS SPECIFIED IN ITS CHARTER)
 
DELAWARE
(STATE OR OTHER JURISDICTION OF INCORPORATION)

1-12273
51-0263969
 
 
 
 
(COMMISSION FILE NUMBER)
(IRS EMPLOYER IDENTIFICATION NO.)
 
 
 
 
6901 PROFESSIONAL PKWY. EAST, SUITE 200, SARASOTA, FLORIDA
34240
 
 
 
 
(ADDRESS OF PRINCIPAL EXECUTIVE OFFICES)
(ZIP CODE)

(941) 556-2601
(REGISTRANT'S TELEPHONE NUMBER, INCLUDING AREA CODE)
(FORMER NAME OR ADDRESS, IF CHANGED SINCE LAST REPORT)

Check the appropriate box below if the Form 8-K filing is intended to simultaneously satisfy the filing obligation of the registrant under any of the following provisions:

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Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is an emerging growth company as defined in Rule 405 of the Securities Act of 1933 (17 CFR§230.405) or Rule 12b-2 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (17 CFR §240.12b-2).

Emerging growth company [ ]
 
If an emerging growth company, indicate by check mark if the registrant has elected not to use the extended transition period for complying with any new or revised financial accounting standards provided pursuant to Section 13(a) of the Exchange Act. [ ]






Item 8.01.    Other Events.
On November 2, 2018, Brian D. Jellison, Executive Chairman of the Board of Directors (the “Board”) of Roper Technologies, Inc. (the “Company”) passed away as a result of a medical condition.
On November 2, 2018, the Board elected Wilbur J. Prezzano to the position of Chairman of the Board. Mr. Prezzano previously served as the Company’s lead independent director.
A copy of the press release announcing Mr. Jellison’s death and Mr. Prezzano’s election is filed with this Current Report on Form 8-K as Exhibit 99.1 and is incorporated herein by reference.
Item 9.01.     Financial Statements and Exhibits.
(d) Exhibits.
The following exhibits are filed herewith:
Exhibit Number
  
Description
 
 
 
99.1
  







Signatures
 
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.
 
 
 
ROPER TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
 
 
 (Registrant)
 
 
 
 Date: November 2, 2018
By:
/s/ John K. Stipancich
 
 
John K. Stipancich
 
 
Executive Vice President, General Counsel
 
 
 & Corporate Secretary



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Section 2: EX-99.1 (EXHIBIT 99.1)

Exhibit

Contact Information: 
Investor Relations
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Roper Technologies, Inc.


Roper Technologies Announces Passing of Executive Chairman and Former CEO Brian Jellison

Wilbur Prezzano Elected Chairman of the Board

Sarasota, Florida, November 2, 2018 ... Roper Technologies, Inc. (NYSE: ROP) announced that its Executive Chairman and former, long-time Chief Executive Officer Brian Jellison passed away today. Mr. Jellison joined Roper as Chief Executive Officer in 2001 and became Chairman of the Board in 2003.

Neil Hunn, Roper’s President and Chief Executive Officer, commented: “All of us at Roper are deeply saddened by the loss of our long-time leader and mentor, Brian Jellison, and our thoughts and prayers are with his beloved family. Brian worked tirelessly throughout his years with Roper to transform the Company and position it for long term success. Brian’s legacy as an executive is secure, and our leadership team and Board of Directors will work together to continue executing our proven strategy. His extraordinary leadership and passion for Roper will be missed by everyone who knew him.”

Roper’s Board of Directors has elected its lead independent director, Wilbur Prezzano, to serve as its new Chairman.

About Brian Jellison

Mr. Jellison enjoyed a 50-year career of business success, and led Roper for the past 17 years. During his tenure, the Company grew its market capitalization from $1.5 billion to over $30 billion. Earlier this year, Institutional Investor recognized Mr. Jellison as the Best CEO in the Electrical Equipment & Multi-Industry sector and Harvard Business Review named Mr. Jellison one of the Best Performing CEOs in the World. Prior to joining Roper, Mr. Jellison served as Corporate Executive Vice President at Ingersoll-Rand, a global diversified industrial company.

About Wilbur Prezzano

Mr. Prezzano has been a director of Roper since 1997. Mr. Prezzano worked for Eastman Kodak Company for 32 years, eventually retiring as its board Vice-Chairman and as Chairman and President of its greater China region business. Mr. Prezzano also serves as a director of TD Ameritrade Holding Corp., and previously served as a director of TD Bank Group, Snyder’s-Lance, Inc. and EnPro Industries, Inc.

About Roper Technologies

Roper Technologies is a constituent of the S&P 500, Fortune 1000, and the Russell 1000 indices. Roper operates businesses that design and develop software (both license and software-as-a-service) and engineered products and solutions for a variety of niche end markets. Additional information about Roper is available on the Company’s website at www.ropertech.com.


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