Form 8-K





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): March 30, 2018




(Exact Name of Registrant as Specified in Charter)




The Netherlands   001-34726   98-0646235

(State or Other Jurisdiction

of Incorporation)



File Number)


(IRS Employer

Identification No.)


1221 McKinney St.

Suite 300

Houston, Texas

USA 77010


4th Floor, One Vine Street



The United Kingdom


Delftseplein 27E

3013 AA Rotterdam

The Netherlands

(Addresses of principal executive offices)


(713) 309-7200   +44 (0)207 220 2600   +31 (0)10 275 5500
(Registrant’s telephone numbers, including area codes)


(Former Name or Former Address, if Changed Since Last Report)



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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

Appointment of Certain Officers

On March 30, 2018, LyondellBasell Industries N.V. (the “Company”) announced the appointment of Jacinth Smiley as the Company’s Chief Accounting Officer, effective April 2, 2018. Ms. Smiley will also serve as the principal accounting officer for the purposes of the Company’s filings with Securities and Exchange Commission. As Chief Accounting Officer, Ms. Smiley will have global responsibility for corporate accounting, financial reporting, accounting policy, and internal controls.

Ms. Smiley, age 49, most recently worked for General Electric Company, where from 1998 to 2018 she held a range of roles in both the United States and Europe. Ms. Smiley’s most recent roles at General Electric include Chief Financial Officer for the North America Region and Integration Leader at GE Oil and Gas, a supplier to the oil and gas industry, from 2014 to 2018 and Chief Financial Officer for GE Licensing from 2012 to 2014. Ms. Smiley is a certified public accountant and holds a bachelor’s degree in accounting from the University of Connecticut.

There are no arrangements or understandings between Ms. Smiley and any other persons pursuant to which she was selected as Chief Accounting Officer. There are also no family relationships between Ms. Smiley and any director or executive officer of the Company and she has no direct or indirect material interest in any transaction required to be disclosed pursuant to Item 404(a) of Regulation S-K.


Item 9.01 Financial Statements and Exhibits

(d)    Exhibits


99.1    Press Release dated March 30, 2018


Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the registrant has caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned, hereunto duly authorized.


Date: March 30, 2018     By:  

/s/ Jeffrey A. Kaplan

      Jeffrey A. Kaplan
      Executive Vice President