Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported): January 3, 2024
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
(State or Other Jurisdiction of Incorporation or Organization)(Commission File Number)(IRS Employer Identification No.)
200 Public Square,Suite 3300,Cleveland,Ohio44114-2315
(Address of Principal Executive Offices)(Zip Code)
Registrant's telephone number, including area code: (216) 694-5700
Not Applicable
(Former name or former address, if changed since last report)
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Securities registered pursuant to Section 12(b) of the Act:
Title of each classTrading Symbol(s)Name of each exchange on which registered:
Common Shares, par value $0.125 per shareCLFNew York Stock Exchange
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Item 5.02Departure of Directors or Certain Officers; Election of Directors; Appointment of Certain Officers; Compensatory Arrangements of Certain Officers.
On January 3, 2024, the Board of Directors (the “Board”) of Cleveland-Cliffs Inc. (the “Company”) appointed Ron A. Bloom to the Board, effective immediately. The Board has determined that Mr. Bloom has no material relationship with the Company (directly or as a partner, shareholder or officer of an organization that has a relationship with the Company) and is independent within the Company’s director independence standards, which are consistent with the New York Stock Exchange’s director independence standards as currently in effect. Mr. Bloom has been appointed a member of the Governance and Nominating Committee and the Strategy and Sustainability Committee.
As a non-employee director, Mr. Bloom will receive compensation in the same manner as the Company’s other non-employee directors, which compensation the Company previously disclosed under the heading “Director Compensation” in its most recent proxy statement filed with the SEC on April 3, 2023. Mr. Bloom will participate in the Company’s 2021 Nonemployee Directors’ Compensation Plan (the “Plan”). Pursuant to the Plan, Mr. Bloom is to receive a prorated restricted share award, as calculated using the grant date fair value, and will also be entitled to quarterly retainer fees.
The Company also expects to enter into an Indemnification Agreement with Mr. Bloom, the form of which is included as Exhibit 10.2 to the Company’s Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for the quarterly period ended March 31, 2019. The Indemnification Agreement provides that, to the extent permitted by Ohio law, the Company will indemnify Mr. Bloom against all expenses, costs, liabilities and losses (including attorneys’ fees, judgments, fines or settlements) incurred or suffered by him in connection with any suit in which he is a party or otherwise involved as a result of his service as a member of the Board. The foregoing discussion of the terms of the form of Indemnification Agreement is qualified in its entirety by reference to the full text of the Indemnification Agreement.

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.
Date:January 3, 2024By:/s/ James D. Graham
Name:James D. Graham
Title:Executive Vice President, Chief Legal and Administrative Officer & Secretary
Cover Document
Jan. 03, 2024
Cover [Abstract]  
Document Type 8-K
Document Period End Date Jan. 03, 2024
Entity Registrant Name CLEVELAND-CLIFFS INC.
Entity Incorporation, State or Country Code OH
Entity File Number 1-8944
Entity Tax Identification Number 34-1464672
Entity Address, Address Line One 200 Public Square,
Entity Address, Address Line Two Suite 3300,
Entity Address, City or Town Cleveland,
Entity Address, State or Province OH
Entity Address, Postal Zip Code 44114-2315
City Area Code 216
Local Phone Number 694-5700
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Pre-commencement Issuer Tender Offer false
Title of 12(b) Security Common Shares, par value $0.125 per share
Trading Symbol CLF
Security Exchange Name NYSE
Entity Emerging Growth Company false
Entity Central Index Key 0000764065
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