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): October 15, 2018

Gulf Island Fabrication, Inc.
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)

Louisiana                001-34279            72-1147390
(State or other jurisdiction of incorporation)
(Commission File Number)    (IRS Employer Identification No.)

16225 Park Ten Place, Suite 300, Houston, Texas                    77084
(Address of principal executive offices)             (Zip Code)

(713) 714-6100
(Registrant's telephone number, including area code)

Not applicable
(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.

(d)     On October 15, 2018, the Board of Directors (the “Board”) of Gulf Island Fabrication, Inc. (the “Company”) appointed Cheryl Richard to serve as a Class III director effective immediately. Ms. Richard will serve until the Company’s 2021 annual meeting and until her successor is duly elected and qualified.

There is no arrangement or understanding between Ms. Richard and any third person related to her appointment as a director, and there are no transactions in which Ms. Richard has an interest requiring disclosure under Item 404(a) of Regulation S-K. The Board now consists of nine directors.

Ms. Richard will be compensated consistent with the compensation arrangement for non-employee directors, which includes a combination of cash and equity-based incentive compensation. In connection with her appointment to the Board, Ms. Richard was awarded restricted stock units representing a pro rata equity award for 2018. In addition, Ms. Richard and the Company will enter into the Company’s standard form of indemnification agreement, a form of which has been previously filed.

A copy of the Company’s press release issued on October 15, 2018, regarding Cheryl Richard’s appointment to the Board is filed as Exhibit 99.1 to this Current Report on Form 8-K and is incorporated herein by reference.

Item 9.01
Financial Statements and Exhibits





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/ Kirk J. Meche
Kirk J. Meche
President, Chief Executive Officer

Dated: October 15, 2018