Committee Composition

  Audit Nominating and Governance Compensation & Mgmt Development Mergers and Acquisitions
Rolf A. Classon Chairman of the Board Independent Director   Committee Chair for Nominating and Governance Committee   Committee Chair for Mergers and Acquisitions Committee
John J. Greisch        
William G. Dempsey Independent Director Member of Audit Committee      
Gary L. Ellis Independent Director Member of Audit Committee      
Stacy Enxing Seng Independent Director     Member of Compensation & Mgmt Development Committee  
Mary Garrett Independent Director Member of Audit Committee      
James R. Giertz Independent Director Member of Audit Committee      
Charles E. Golden Independent Director Committee Chair for Audit Committee Member of Nominating and Governance Committee   Member of Mergers and Acquisitions Committee
Charles Golden Retired Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer
Eli Lilly and Company

Elected 2002

Mr. Golden has served as director of Hill-Rom since 2002. He served as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer and a director of Eli Lilly and Company, an international developer, manufacturer and seller of pharmaceutical products, from 1996 until his retirement in 2006. Prior to joining Eli Lilly, he had been associated with General Motors Corporation since 1970, where he held a number of positions, including Corporate Vice President, Chairman and Managing Director of the Vauxhall Motors subsidiary and Corporate Treasurer. He is currently on the board of Eaton Corporation PLC. He also serves as a director of the Lilly Endowment and Indiana University Health.

Mr. Golden has a comprehensive knowledge of both U.S. GAAP and IFRS, has extensive experience in financial statement preparation, accounting, corporate finance, risk management and investor relations both in the U.S. and Europe. His significant financial healthcare experience brings valuable financial operations rigor and insight to the Board.


William H. (Hank) Kucheman Independent Director     Member of Compensation & Mgmt Development Committee Member of Mergers and Acquisitions Committee
Ronald A. Malone Independent Director   Member of Nominating and Governance Committee Committee Chair for Compensation & Mgmt Development Committee Member of Mergers and Acquisitions Committee
Nancy M. Schlichting Independent Director     Member of Compensation & Mgmt Development Committee  
Chair of the Board = Chair of the Board Committee Chair = Chair Committee Member = Member Independent Director = Independent Director


Meetings and Committees of the Board of Directors

It is the general policy of the Company that all significant decisions be considered by the Board as a whole. As a consequence, the committee structure of the Board is limited to those committees considered to be basic to, or required for, the operation of a publicly owned company. Currently these committees are the Compensation and Management Development Committee, Audit Committee and Nominating/Corporate Governance Committee, each of which has a written charter adopted by the Board of Directors. The Nominating/Corporate Governance Committee recommends the members and chairs of these committees to the Board. The Audit Committee, Compensation and Management Development Committee and Nominating/Corporate Governance Committee are made up of only independent directors. The current charter for each of the Board's standing committees is available on this website and is available in print from this website or to any shareholder who requests it through the Company's Investor Relations office.

During the fiscal year ended September 30, 2009, the Board of Directors of the Company held seven meetings. During this period, no member of the Board of Directors attended fewer than 75% of the aggregate of the number of meetings of the full Board of Directors and the number of meetings of the committees on which he or she served.




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