SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, D.C. 20549
Pursuant to Section 13
or 15(d) of
the Securities Exchange Act of 1934
|Date of Report|
|(Date of earliest|
|event reported):||November 18, 2004|
Harley Davidson, Inc.
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
|(State or other||(Commission File||(IRS Employer|
|jurisdiction of||Number)||Identification No.)|
West Juneau Avenue, Milwaukee, Wisconsin 53208
(Address of principal executive offices, including zip code)
(Registrants telephone number, including area code)
(Former name or former address, if changed since last report)
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Item 5.02. Departure of Directors or Principal Officers; Election of Directors; Appointment of Principal Officers.
Effective November 18, 2004, the board of directors of Harley-Davidson, Inc. (the Company) voted to increase the size of the Companys board from eight persons to nine persons and to elect Judson C. Green as a new director to fill the vacancy created by such increase. Mr. Green will serve in the class of directors with a term expiring at the Companys 2007 annual meeting of shareholders.
Mr. Green has been the President and Chief Executive Officer of NAVTEQ Corporation, a leading provider of comprehensive digital map information for automotive navigation systems, mobile navigation devices and Internet-based mapping applications, since May 2000. Prior to joining NAVTEQ Corporation, Mr. Green was the President of Walt Disney Attractions, the theme park and resort segment of The Walt Disney Company, from August 1991 through December 1998, and Chairman from December 1998 through April 2000.
Item 9.01. Financial Statements and Exhibits.
|(c)||Exhibits. The following exhibit is being furnished herewith:|
|(99.1)||Press Release of Harley-Davidson, Inc., November 22, 2004.|
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: November 23, 2004||By: /s/ Gail A. Lione|
|Gail A. Lione|
|Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary|
(99.1) Press Release of Harley-Davidson, Inc., dated November 22, 2004.