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):  December 4, 2018

Johnson Outdoors Inc.
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)

(State or other jurisdiction of incorporation)
(Commission File Number)
(IRS Employer Identification No.)

555 Main Street, Racine, Wisconsin 53403
(Address of principal executive offices, including zip code)

(262) 631-6600
(Registrant's telephone number, including area code)

Not Applicable
(Former name or former address, if changed since last report)

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Section 5 – Corporate Governance and Management

Item 5.02.
Departure of Directors or Certain Officers; Election of Directors; Appointment of Certain Officers; Compensatory Arrangements of Certain Officers.

Effective December 4, 2018 and upon recommendation from the Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee of the Board of Directors of Johnson Outdoors Inc. (“the Company”), the Company's Board of Directors appointed Mr. William D. Perez as a director of the Company.  Mr. Perez is an independent director under the applicable standards of the NASDAQ Stock Market.  Mr. Perez has not been appointed to any committee of the Board of Directors at this time.  Mr. Pererz was not appointed to the Board as a result of any arrangement or understanding between him and any other person.  Pursuant to the terms of the Johnson Outdoors Inc. 2012 Non-Employee Director Stock Ownership Plan, effective with his appointment, Mr. Perez was awarded shares of restricted stock having an award value approximating $70,000 on the grant date.  These shares of restricted stock all vest on the one year anniversary of the grant date.

There are no transactions between Mr. Perez and the Company that would require disclosure under Item 404(a) of Regulation S-K.


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:  December 5, 2018

/s/ David W. Johnson
David W. Johnson, Vice President and Chief
Financial Officer