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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.

On April 15, 2024, Ryan Forish, 41, was appointed Chief Accounting Officer of Root, Inc. (the “Company”). In this capacity, Mr. Forish will be the Company’s principal accounting officer. Megan Binkley, the Company’s Chief Financial Officer, remains its principal financial officer.

Mr. Forish has served as Vice President, Accounting of the Company since December 2023. Prior to that, he was Assistant Vice President, Assistant P&C Controller of Kemper Corp., a diversified insurance company, from May 2023 until December 2023; Vice President, Finance of Loop Mobility Inc., an automobile insurance company, from April 2022 until May 2023; Controller of Accounting Operations of the Company from August 2020 until April 2022 and Manager of Accounting of the Company from November 2019 until August 2020; and Technical Director, Accounting Policy & Research at Nationwide Mutual Insurance Company, an insurance and financial services company, from March 2018 until November 2019.

Mr. Forish will continue to receive an annual base salary and be eligible to participate in the Company’s annual short-term incentive program. The form of and number of shares subject to future equity awards will be determined in connection with the annual grant cycle by the Compensation Committee of the Company’s Board of Directors in its discretion. Mr. Forish will also be eligible to participate in the Company’s other benefit plans and programs as described in the Company’s Definitive Proxy Statement for the 2023 Annual Meeting of Stockholders, filed on Schedule 14A with the Securities and Exchange Commission on April 27, 2023.

There are no family relationships between Mr. Forish and any of our directors or executive officers. Except as set forth herein, there is no arrangement or understanding between Mr. Forish and any other persons pursuant to which Mr. Forish was appointed Chief Accounting Officer. There are no related party transactions involving Mr. Forish that are reportable under Item 404(a) of Regulation S-K.

Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, the Registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.
Dated: April 16, 2024
By:/s/ Alexander Timm
Alexander Timm
Chief Executive Officer and Director