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UNITED STATES
SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, D.C. 20549
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FORM8-K
Current Report
Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934

Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported):October 11, 2023
CATERPILLAR INC.
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
Delaware1-76837-0602744
(State or other jurisdiction of incorporation)
 (Commission File Number)
 (I.R.S Employer Identification No.)
5205 N. O'Connor Blvd.Suite 100,Irving,Texas75039
(Address of principal executive offices)(Zip Code)
Registrant’s telephone number, including area code:(972) 891-7700
Former name or former address, if changed since last report:N/A
Written communications pursuant to Rule 425 under the Securities Act (17 CFR 230.425)
Soliciting material pursuant to Rule 14a-12 under the Exchange Act (17 CFR 240.14a-12)
Pre-commencement communications pursuant to Rule 14d-2(b) under the Exchange Act (17 CFR 240.14d-2(b))
Pre-commencement communications pursuant to Rule 13e-4(c) under the Exchange Act (17 CFR 240.13e-4(c))
Securities registered pursuant to Section 12(b) of the Act:


Title of each classTrading Symbol (s)Name of each exchange which registered
Common Stock ($1.00 par value)CATThe New York Stock Exchange
5.3% Debentures due September 15, 2035CAT35The New York Stock Exchange
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:
Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is an emerging growth company as defined by Rule 405 of the Securities Act of
1933 (17 CFR §230.405 of this chapter) or Rule 12b-2 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (17 CFR §240.12b-2 of this chapter).
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 5.02. Departure of Directors or Certain Officers; Election of Directors; Appointment of Certain Officers; Compensatory Arrangements of Certain Officers.
On October 11, 2023, the Board of Directors (the “Board”) of Caterpillar Inc. (the “Company” or “Caterpillar”) appointed Joseph E. Creed as the Company’s Chief Operating Officer, effective November 1, 2023. In this newly created position, Mr. Creed will report to D. James Umpleby III, the Company’s Chairman and Chief Executive Officer. Reporting to Mr. Creed will be group presidents Tony Fassino of Construction Industries, Denise Johnson of Resource Industries and Bob De Lange of Services, Distribution and Digital. Mr. Creed’s replacement as Group President of Energy & Transportation will be named at a later date and will also report to the Chief Operating Officer.

Andrew Bonfield, Chief Financial Officer, Suzette Long, Chief Legal Officer and, upon her retirement, her successor Derek Owens, and Cheryl Johnson, Chief Human Resources Officer will continue reporting to Mr. Umpleby.

Mr. Creed, 48, joined Caterpillar in 1997 and has held numerous positions of increased responsibility across multiple divisions of Caterpillar. He was promoted to chief financial officer for Caterpillar’s Energy & Transportation business segment in 2013, then to vice president of Caterpillar’s Finance Services Division in 2017. Creed also served as interim Chief Financial Officer for Caterpillar in 2018, He then became vice president of the Oil & Gas and Marine Division and the Electric Power Division. In 2021, he was promoted to Group President of Energy & Transportation.

Other than as set forth in the fourth paragraph under the heading “Related Party Transactions” in the Company’s definitive proxy statement filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on May 1, 2023, which paragraph is incorporated herein by reference, there are no reportable related party transactions with respect to Mr. Creed.

The Compensation and Human Resources Committee of the Board also approved certain changes to Mr. Creed’s compensation in connection with his elevation:

An increase in his annual salary to $1,115,000, effective November 1, 2023; and
An increase in his target award under the Company’s Annual Executive Incentive Plan from 115% to 130% of his base salary, effective November 1, 2023.

Item 9.01. Financial Statements and Exhibits.
(d)Exhibits:
The following is furnished as an exhibit to this report:
99.1
104The cover page from this Current Report on Form 8-K, formatted in Inline XBRL.





 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.
CATERPILLAR INC.
October 16, 2023By:/s/ Derek Owens
Derek Owens
Senior Vice President and General Counsel


Exhibit 99.1
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Caterpillar contact:
Tiffany Heikkila
Global Government & Corporate Affairs
Mobile: 832-573-0958
Tiffany.Heikkila@cat.com



FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE


Caterpillar Appoints Chief Operating Officer

IRVING, Texas – Oct. 16, 2023 – Caterpillar Inc. (NYSE: CAT) announced today that Joseph E. Creed, group president of Energy & Transportation, has been appointed to the newly created position of chief operating officer, effective Nov. 1, 2023. In this newly created position, Creed will report to Jim Umpleby, chairman and chief executive officer.

Reporting to Creed will be group presidents Tony Fassino of Construction Industries, Denise Johnson of Resource Industries and Bob De Lange of Services, Distribution and Digital. Creed’s replacement as group president of Energy & Transportation will be named at a later date and will also report to the chief operating officer.

“Joe’s extensive financial experience across Caterpillar’s engine and machine businesses, combined with his leadership of our Energy & Transportation segment, position him well for his new role,” said Caterpillar Chairman and CEO Jim Umpleby. “Joe will help lead the continued execution of our strategy for profitable growth and pursue the market opportunities associated with the energy transition and growing global energy demand.”

Andrew Bonfield, chief financial officer, Suzette Long, chief legal officer and, upon her retirement, her successor, Derek Owens and Cheryl Johnson, chief human resources officer will continue reporting to Umpleby.

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Creed joined Caterpillar in 1997 and has held numerous positions of increased responsibility across multiple divisions of Caterpillar. He was promoted to chief financial officer for Caterpillar’s Energy & Transportation business segment in 2013, then to vice president of Caterpillar’s Finance Services Division in 2017. Creed also served as interim chief financial officer for Caterpillar in 2018. He then became vice president of the Oil & Gas and Marine Division and the Electric Power Division. In 2021, he was promoted to group president of Energy & Transportation.

Creed graduated from Western Illinois University with a bachelor’s degree in accounting. He completed Caterpillar’s flagship executive leadership program conducted by Stanford University specifically for Caterpillar leaders, dealers and suppliers. He is a certified public accountant.

Creed serves on the Western Illinois University President’s National Advisory Council, is an executive board member of the Caterpillar Foundation, and is the executive sponsor of the Caterpillar Employee Resource Group known as ADEPT (Abled and Disabled Employees Partnering Together). He is also a member of the board and past chairman for Easterseals of Central Illinois.

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About Caterpillar With 2022 sales and revenues of $59.4 billion, Caterpillar Inc. is the world's leading manufacturer of construction and mining equipment, off-highway diesel and natural gas engines, industrial gas turbines and diesel-electric locomotives. For nearly 100 years, we've been helping customers build a better, more sustainable world and are committed and contributing to a reduced-carbon future. Our innovative products and services, backed by our global dealer network, provide exceptional value that helps customers succeed. Caterpillar does business on every continent, principally operating through three primary segments – Construction Industries, Resource Industries and Energy & Transportation – and providing financing and related services through our Financial Products segment. Visit us at caterpillar.com or join the conversation on our social media channels at caterpillar.com/en/news/social-media.html.






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