Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported): September 26, 2022
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
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of Incorporation)
(Commission File Number)
(IRS Employer
Identification No.)
1655 Roberts Boulevard, N.W., Kennesaw, Georgia 30144
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Common Stock, $0.01 par valueAORTNYSE
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Item 5.02    Departure of Directors or Certain Officers; Election of Directors; Appointment of Certain Officers; Compensatory Arrangements of Certain Officers

On September 26, 2022, the Board of Directors (the “Board”) of Artivion, Inc., a Delaware corporation (the “Company”), increased the size of the Board to nine directors and appointed Elizabeth A. Hoff as a director and a member of the Compliance Committee of the Board, effective October 1, 2022.

Ms. Hoff has over 30 years of U.S. and international experience in the medical device industry. The Board appointed Ms. Hoff to serve as a director based on the entirety of her experience and skills, including her extensive leadership and business experience across public and private companies.

The Board has affirmatively determined that Ms. Hoff qualifies as an independent director under the categorical standards of the corporate governance rules of the New York Stock Exchange and as defined under applicable law.

In connection with her appointment to the Board, Ms. Hoff will receive the same equity and cash compensation for director service as the Company provides to other non-employee directors, which is disclosed in the Company’s definitive proxy statement filed April 4, 2022.

There are no transactions, or proposed transactions, to which the Company is or was a party and in which Ms. Hoff had a direct or indirect material interest that are required to be disclosed under Item 404(a) of Regulation S-K.

A copy of the press release announcing Ms. Hoff’s appointment to the Board is attached hereto as Exhibit 99.1 and incorporated by reference herein.
Item 9.01(d)    Exhibits
Exhibit NumberDescription
Press Release dated September 29, 2022.
104Cover Page Interactive Data File (formatted as Inline XBRL and contained in Exhibit 101).
*Furnished herewith, not filed.

Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, Artivion, Inc. has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.
Date: September 29, 2022
By:/s/ D. Ashley Lee
Name:D. Ashley Lee
Executive Vice President and
Chief Financial Officer
Exhibit 99.1

ArtivionGilmartin Group LLC
D. Ashley LeeBrian Johnston / Lynn Lewis
Executive Vice President &Phone: 332-895-3222
Chief Financial
Phone: 770-419-3355

Elizabeth Hoff Joins Artivion Board of Directors

ATLANTA, GA – (September 29, 2022) – Artivion, Inc. (NYSE: AORT), a leading cardiac and vascular surgery company focused on aortic disease, today announced the appointment of Elizabeth A. Hoff to its Board of Directors effective October 1, 2022.

“We are excited to welcome Elizabeth to our Board of Directors,” said Pat Mackin, Chairman, President, and Chief Executive Officer. “Elizabeth brings a wealth of knowledge in the medical device industry demonstrated by her tenure in the aortic space leading teams focused on the development and commercial launch of innovative healthcare technologies.”

Ms. Hoff stated, “I am honored to join Artivion during this transformative time in the company’s history as the team continues to make excellent progress on the company’s strategic growth initiatives and to solidify Artivion as a market leader in the treatment of aortic disease.”

Ms. Hoff has 30 years of experience in the medical device and diagnostics industries and in the commercialization of transformational technologies. Ms. Hoff has served in various senior leadership roles related to, or in, the medical device field, including serving as the Executive Director of Business Development and Strategy at DM Clinical Research and as Chief Executive Officer or as an executive at several medical device start-up companies. She founded Hoff Professional Services where she offered consulting and executive coaching services to medical device leaders. Earlier in her career, she gained in-depth global experience in the aortic space, first at Guidant, leading Guidant’s endovascular expansion in Europe, and then as a Business Unit Leader at W. L. Gore, launching and leading the endovascular AAA and thoracic stent graft programs. She gained further senior executive experience at Medtronic as General Manager, where she defined and drove a ten-fold expansion in Medtronic’s implantable cardiac diagnostic platform (now the LinQ product family). Hoff received her Bachelor of Arts in Managerial Studies and Psychology from Rice University.

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About Artivion, Inc.
Headquartered in suburban Atlanta, Georgia, Artivion, Inc. is a medical device company focused on developing simple, elegant solutions that address cardiac and vascular surgeons’ most difficult challenges in treating patients with aortic diseases. Artivion’s four major groups of products include: aortic stent grafts, surgical sealants, On-X mechanical heart valves, and implantable cardiac and vascular human tissues. Artivion markets and sells products in more than 100 countries worldwide. For additional information about Artivion, visit our website,
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