SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, DC 20549
Pursuant to Section 13 OR 15(d) of The Securities Exchange Act of 1934
Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported): November 20, 2017
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Corporate Governance and Management
Departure of Directors or Certain Officers; Election of Directors; Appointment of Certain Officers; Compensatory Arrangements of Certain Officers.
On November 20, 2017, Gentex Corporation received a letter of resignation from director Peter Hoekstra. Mr. Hoekstra resigned in conjunction with his appointment as United States Ambassador to the Kingdom of the Netherlands and not as a result of any disagreement with Gentex Corporation.
Section 9. Financial Statements and Exhibits
Item 9.01(d) Exhibit 17.1
Peter Hoekstra resignation letter dated November 20, 2017.
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 thereunto duly authorized.
Date: November 24, 2017
By /s/ Steve Downing
President and Chief Operating Officer
17.1 Peter Hoekstra resignation letter dated November 20, 2017.
Mr. Bauer and Mr. Wallace:
In light of my recent appointment as U.S. Ambassador to the Kingdom of the Netherlands, and in accordance with the rules and requirements with respect thereto, effective today, I hereby resign as a director of Gentex Corporation. For clarity, my resignation does not involve any disagreement with Gentex Corporation.
Member of Congress (1993-2011)
Hoekstra Global Strategies