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Date of report (Date of earliest event reported): March 14, 2022
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Item 8.01 Other Events.
On March 14, 2022, Parker-Hannifin Corporation (the “Company” or “Parker”) detected that a third party gained unauthorized access to the Company’s systems. The Company immediately activated incident response protocols, which included shutting down certain systems and commencing an investigation of the incident, which is ongoing. The Company also notified and is working with relevant law enforcement authorities, and engaged legal counsel and other third-party incident response and cybersecurity professionals. While the Company’s investigation is ongoing, the Company believes some data was accessed and taken and may include personal information of Company team members.
Based on its preliminary assessment and on the information currently known, the incident has not had a significant financial or operational impact and the Company does not believe the incident will have a material impact on its business, operations or financial results. The Company’s business systems are fully operational, and the Company maintains insurance, subject to certain deductibles and policy limitations typical for its size and industry.
Cautionary Note Regarding Forward-Looking Statements
Forward-looking statements contained in this and other written and oral reports are made based on known events and circumstances at the time of release, and as such, are subject in the future to unforeseen uncertainties and risks. Often but not always, these statements may be identified from the use of forward-looking terminology such as “anticipates,” “believes,” “may,” “should,” “could,” “expects,” “targets,” “is likely,” “will,” or the negative of these terms and similar expressions, and include all statements regarding future performance, earnings projections, events or developments. Neither Parker nor any of its respective associates or directors, officers or advisers, provides any representation, assurance or guarantee that the occurrence of the events expressed or implied in any forward-looking statements in this release will actually occur. Parker cautions readers not to place undue reliance on these statements. It is possible that the future performance and earnings projections of the company, including its individual segments, may differ materially from past performance or current expectations.
The risks and uncertainties in connection with such forward-looking statements related to the cybersecurity incident include, but are not limited to, the occurrence of any event, change or other circumstances relating to the scope of the incident; the nature, type and amount of data accessed; the risk of any data loss; the compromise or improper use of sensitive, proprietary, confidential financial, or personal data or information resulting in negative consequences such as fines, penalties, or loss of reputation, competitiveness or customers; any future operational interruptions; the Company’s ability to assess and remedy the incident; the Company’s steps to minimize unauthorized access into its information systems, including the timing and effectiveness of adding enhanced security features and monitoring procedures; incremental expenses associated with the Company’s on-going assessment of the incident; the nature and scope of any claims, litigation or regulatory proceedings that may be brought against the Company or other affected parties as a result of the incident; the availability of insurance coverage; other legal, reputational and financial risks resulting from this or other cybersecurity incidents and the potential impact of this incident on our revenues, operating expenses, and operating results.
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.
By: /s/ Joseph R. Leonti
Joseph R. Leonti
Vice President, General Counsel and