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): January 2, 2012
CEDAR FAIR, L.P.
(Exact name of Registrant as specified in its charter)
(State or other jurisdiction
One Cedar Point Drive, Sandusky, Ohio
(Address of principal executive offices)
Registrant's telephone number, including area code: (419) 626-0830
(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
Appointment of Thomas Klein as a Director
On January 2, 2012, the Board of Directors of Cedar Fair Management, Inc., the general partner of Cedar Fair, L.P. (“Cedar Fair”), appointed Thomas Klein as a Class III Director of Cedar Fair Management, Inc., with a term ending 2014. Mr. Klein's Committee appointments have not yet been determined.
Cedar Fair intends to enter into an indemnification agreement with Mr. Klein, which will be in the same form as the indemnification agreement between Cedar Fair and its other directors and named executive officers. That form of indemnification agreement was described in, and filed as an exhibit to, the Form 8-K filed by Cedar Fair on November 1, 2011.
Chief Executive Officer
In accordance with the plan previously disclosed on June 24, 2011, Richard L. Kinzel retired as the Chief Executive Officer of Cedar Fair on January 2, 2012, and Matthew A. Ouimet succeeded Mr. Kinzel as Chief Executive Officer of Cedar Fair on January 3, 2012.
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.
CEDAR FAIR, L.P.
By Cedar Fair Management, Inc., General Partner
Matthew A. Ouimet
Matthew A. Ouimet President and Chief Executive Officer
Date: January 6, 2012