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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Albert Eilender

73 2013 Chairman of the Board

William Kennally

61 2017 President, Chief Executive Officer, Director

Douglas Roth

59 2010 Chief Financial Officer, Senior Vice President

Walter Kaczmarek

57 2016 Chief Operating Officer

Charles Alaimo

50 2012 Senior Vice President - Human Resources

Steven Rogers

55 2016 Senior Vice President, Chief Legal Officer and Secretary

Raymond Bartone

54 2012 Senior Vice President - Nutritionals

Frank DeBenedittis

61 2011 Senior Vice President - Corporate Business Development

Terry Kippley

52 2012 Senior Vice President - Agricultural Protection Products

Carlos Restrepo

54 2014 Senior Vice President - Performance Chemicals

Nicholas Shackley

52 2011 Senior Vice President - Pharmaceutical Ingredients

Hans Noetzli

75 2009 Lead Independent Director

Natasha Giordano

56 2010 Director

Vimal Kavuru

48 2017 Director, President of Rising

Daniel Yarosh

62 2014 Director

William Britton

71 2006 Independent Director

Alan Levin

54 2013 Independent Director

Jody Burfening

2014 IR Contact Officer

Biographies

Name Description

Albert Eilender

Mr. Albert L. Eilender is Chairman of the Board of Aceto Corp. He has been the Chairman of the Board since October 2009. He joined the Board in 2000, was the lead independent director from 2005 to September 2009 and served as Chief Executive Officer of the Company from September 2010 to January 2013. He is the sole owner of Waterways Advisory Services, a firm specializing in advising companies on developing and evaluating options relative to mergers, acquisitions and strategic partnerships in the chemical industry. Mr. Eilender has not been active in the operations of this enterprise since October 2009. He has more than 35 years of diverse senior level experience in the specialty chemicals and pharmaceutical industry and has had direct financial responsibility, with significant experience in mergers, acquisitions and joint ventures, both domestically and internationally. He has also served on the boards of numerous industry trade associations during his career. We believe that Mr. Eilender’s past 25 years of industry experience in executive management for operations within all three segments of Aceto’s business, as well as operations in North America, Europe and Asia, coupled with his experience in the areas of business consultation and mergers and acquisitions, and his service on the Board since 2000, give him the qualifications and skills to serve as one of our directors. In addition, as a director of Aceto he has demonstrated leadership within the Board and the ability to work effectively with management to create unity of effort.

William Kennally

Mr. William C. Kennally, III, re designated as President, Chief Executive Officer, Director of the Company effective October 2, 2017. Mr. Kennally started his career in pharmaceutical sales in 1979 with The Upjohn Company which was later acquired by Pharmacia. During his career, Bill held positions of increasing responsibility within Pfizer and Pharmacia including President, Greenstone, LLC, a generic and authorized generic pharmaceuticals supplier which became a wholly-owned subsidiary of Pfizer, Inc. after Pfizer’s acquisition of Pharmacia. In 2010, Bill became Regional President North America, Global Established Products for Pfizer and prior to his retirement in 2015 was Regional President North America Advisor, Global Established Pharma with Pfizer.

Douglas Roth

Mr. Douglas A. Roth is Chief Financial Officer, Senior Vice President of Aceto Corp. He has been Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer since March 2010 and had previously been Vice President and Chief Financial Officer since joining the Company in May 2001. Prior to joining the Company, Mr. Roth was the Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of CitySprint 1-800 Deliver from September 1998 through April 2001. Mr. Roth holds a bachelor degree in accounting from the State University of New York at Oswego and an MBA in finance from Fordham University.

Walter Kaczmarek

Mr. Walter J. Kaczmarek, III is Chief Operating Officer of the Company since August 1, 2016. Mr. Kaczmarek possesses more than 25 years of experience in the pharmaceutical industry spanning the value chain from development to manufacturing to sales and marketing. Most recently, he served as President, Multisource Pharmaceutical Division of Mallinckrodt Pharmaceuticals from November 2012 to July 2016. Prior to serving at Mallinckrodt, he held various positions of increasing responsibility including Senior Vice President at Fougera Pharmaceuticals, Inc., from February 2012 to November 2012 and Vice President, National Accounts, at Nycomed US Inc., from November 2004 to February 2012 and Vice President, National Accounts, at McKesson Corporation from October 1998 to November 2004. Mr. Kaczmarek holds a Bachelor of Business Administration from Stetson University and since June 2013 serves on the Advisory Board of McKesson Corporation. In addition, Mr. Kaczmarek served on the Advisory Board of AmerisourceBergen Corporation from 2008 to 2010.

Charles Alaimo

Mr. Charles J. Alaimo is Senior Vice President - Human Resources of Aceto Corp. He has been Senior Vice President, Human Resources of the Company since July 2012 and Vice President, Human Resources, since January 2011. Mr. Alaimo oversees the global human resources functions. Prior to joining the Company, from 2008 to 2011, Mr. Alaimo was Director, Global Human Resources for Coby Electronics where he oversaw all human resources activities for this private consumer electronics company. From 2004 to 2007, he was Director, Human Resources and General Affairs for TDK Electronics Corporation. Mr. Alaimo also served as Regional Manager, Human Resources for Group One Trading, LP, a private, derivatives trading firm, from 2000 to 2004. Mr. Alaimo earned his B.B.A. in Human Resources Management from Baruch College in 1989 and a M.S. in Industrial and Labor Relations from Baruch College in 2005.

Steven Rogers

Mr. Steven Rogers is Senior Vice President, Chief Legal Officer and Secretary of Aceto Corp., since April 2016, Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary of the Company since October 2011 and Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary since January 2011. Prior to joining the Company, Mr. Rogers was the General Counsel of Rising, certain assets of which the Company acquired in December 2010. Mr. Rogers oversees all legal and regulatory matters and provides legal counsel to the Company’s senior management and the Board. From 1986 to 1994, Mr. Rogers was a corporate litigator at Kelley Drye & Warren LLP. From 1994 to 1997, he was Associate General Counsel/First Vice-President of PaineWebber, Inc. From 1997 to 2009, he served as General Counsel of LibertyView Capital Management, a SEC-registered investment adviser, owned by Credit Agricole and then Neuberger Berman, LLC, where he was responsible for all legal, compliance and regulatory matters and oversaw the research and risk departments. Mr. Rogers earned his J.D. from the Fordham University School of Law in 1986 and a B.A. in History from the State University of New York at Binghamton in 1983. He is a member of the New York and Connecticut State Bars, as well as various federal courts including the United States Supreme Court.

Raymond Bartone

Mr. Raymond Bartone is Senior Vice President - Nutritionals of Aceto Corp., since July 2012 and International Vice President, Nutritionals since July 2005. Mr. Bartone joined the Company in 1991 as a sales representative and held various positions within the Company including Assistant Product Manager, Product Manager, Assistant Vice President and Vice President. Mr. Bartone holds a B.A. in Chemistry from Manhattanville College and a M.S. in Chemical Engineering from Manhattan College.

Frank DeBenedittis

Mr. Frank V. DeBenedittis is Senior Vice President - Corporate Business Development of Aceto Corp. He has served as Senior Vice President, Corporate Business Development since August 2011 and International Senior Vice President, Active Pharmaceutical Ingredients since February 2011. Prior to that, Mr. DeBenedittis was Executive Vice President since January 2009 and Senior Vice President of the Company since 2001. Mr. DeBenedittis joined the Company in 1979 as a marketing assistant and held various positions within the Company including Assistant Product Manager, Product Manager, Assistant Vice President and Vice President. In addition, Mr. DeBenedittis currently serves on the board of directors of Rising Pharmaceuticals, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of the Company. Mr. DeBenedittis holds a B.A. in Chemistry from Stony Brook University.

Terry Kippley

Mr. Terry Kippley is Senior Vice President - Agricultural Protection Products of the company since July 2012. Mr. Kippley joined the Company in June 2004 as Global Business Development Manager – Agrochemicals and has held various positions within the Company including Assistant Vice President, Aceto Agricultural Chemicals Corp. and Vice President, Agricultural Protection Products. Mr. Kippley holds a B.S. in Agricultural Economics from the University of Wisconsin and an MBA from Loyola University-Chicago.

Carlos Restrepo

Mr. Carlos Restrepo is Senior Vice President - Performance Chemicals of the Company. Prior to joining Aceto, he spent eighteen years at International Specialty Products (“ISP”), a specialty chemical manufacturer that is now part of Ashland Inc., where he most recently served as Vice President, Intermediates and Solvents. Prior to this role, Mr. Restrepo served successively as ISP’s Senior Vice President & General Manager, Industrial Chemicals and Elastomers and Vice President, Global Sales and Marketing, Industrial Chemicals. Earlier in his tenure at ISP, Mr. Restrepo directed its chemical businesses in Mexico and Singapore. Prior to ISP, Mr. Restrepo worked for ten years at Huntsman/Texaco Chemical and Dow Chemical in various sales, marketing and general management roles. Mr. Restrepo holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Chemical Engineering from the University of Maryland – College Park.

Nicholas Shackley

Mr. Nicholas I. Shackley is Senior Vice President - Pharmaceutical Ingredients of Aceto Corp. He joined Aceto in August 2011 as International Senior Vice President, Active Pharmaceutical Ingredients and became Senior Vice President, Pharmaceutical Ingredients in July 2012. Prior to joining Aceto, Mr. Shackley had a 25 year professional career starting in England with the former British company ICI Specialties. He then transferred to the USA and joined Zeneca Specialties which was the predecessor company of Avecia Inc for 8 years, primarily in executive sales and business development roles. In 2004 he joined Cambrex where he took leadership positions in Sales, Marketing & Business Development in both Pharma and Biopharma capacities. In 2008, Mr. Shackley joined BASF and had P&L responsibility for their Pharmaceutical Ingredients and Service Business Unit as their Vice President-North America. Mr. Shackley holds a Chemical Engineering degree from the Imperial College of London.

Hans Noetzli

Mr. Hans C. Noetzli is Lead Independent Director of Aceto Corporation. He is the former Chairman of Schweizerhall, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Schweizerhall Holding AG, Basel, Switzerland. Mr. Noetzli holds a degree in Business Administration. He has more than 30 years of experience in the fine chemicals industry. Prior to his role as Chairman of Schweizerhall, Inc., he served in many executive functions of the Alusuisse-Lonza Group, among them as Chief Executive Officer of Lonza Inc. for 16 years and he was a member of the executive committee of the worldwide Alusuisse-Lonza Group located in Zurich, Switzerland. Mr. Noetzli also served on the Board of the Chemical Manufacturing Association, the Swiss-American Chamber of Commerce, New York, as well as other industry associations. Until April 2015, he was the Chairman of the Audit Committee of the Board of IRIX Pharmaceuticals, Inc., a privately owned developer and manufacturer of active pharmaceutical ingredients. In addition, Mr. Noetzli was a member of the Board of Synthetech, Inc., a fine chemicals company specializing in organic synthesis, biocatalysis and chiral technologies, from 2004 through 2010.

Natasha Giordano

Ms. Natasha Giordano is Director of Aceto Corp. She has been the President and Chief Executive Officer as well as a Director of PLx Pharma Inc. since January 2016. PLx Pharma is a late-stage specialty pharmaceutical company focused on developing a clinically validated and patent protected delivery system to provide safer and more effective aspirin products. Previously, Ms. Giordano served as the Chief Executive Officer of ClearPoint Learning, Inc., from May 2015 through November 2015 and a director of ClearPoint from December 2009 through November 2015. Prior to ClearPoint, Ms. Giordano served as the Chief Executive Officer of Healthcare Corporation of America through August 2014. From 2009 to August 2012, Ms. Giordano served as Chief Operating Officer and then Chief Executive Officer and President of Xanodyne Pharmaceuticals, Inc., a branded specialty pharmaceutical company. From 2000 to 2008, she served in various senior management positions at Cegedim Dendrite (formerly Dendrite International Inc.), including serving as President, Americas from 2007 to 2008. Earlier in her career, Ms. Giordano worked for nine years at Parke-Davis, a subsidiary of Warner Lambert. Ms. Giordano holds a Bachelor of Science degree in nursing from Wagner College.

Vimal Kavuru

Mr. Vimal Kavuru has been appointed as Director, President of Rising of the Company, effective February 2nd, 2017. Mr. Kavuru founded Seller I and Seller II in 2013 and has served as the CEO of both companies since their inception. In 2008, Mr. Kavuru founded Gen-Source RX, a generic pharmaceutical distributor, and served as CEO until 2014 when that business was sold to Cardinal Health. Since 2007, Mr. Kavuru has served as a director of Celon Labs Ltd., an Indian specialty pharmaceutical company focused on the oncology and critical care segments in India that he co-founded in 2007. Additionally, he has served as a director of Cronus Pharma LLC, an animal health pharmaceutical company, since 2016, is the founder of Casper Pharma LLC, an emerging specialty brand and injectable pharmaceutical company, and is a co-founder of Grace Therapeutics, a pharmaceutical company focused on treating rare and orphan diseases.

Daniel Yarosh

Dr. Daniel B. Yarosh, Ph.D. is Director of the Company. He is Chief Technology Advisor, Estee Lauder Companies, a manufacturer and marketer of skin care, makeup, fragrance and hair care products. From 2008 to 2014 he was Senior Vice President of Basic Science Research at Estee Lauder R&D. He founded and served as President and Chairman of Applied Genetics Inc. Dermatics, a biotech company focusing on DNA science for 23 years before selling it to Estee Lauder. Dr. Yarosh has a PhD degree in molecular biology, and was a National Science Foundation postdoctoral fellow at Brookhaven National Laboratories and Staff Fellow and Cancer Expert at the National Cancer Institute, National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, Maryland. He is active in the New York biotech community and many scientific and medical societies, including the American Academy of Dermatology. Dr. Yarosh is the author of over 100 scientific papers, two dozen patents, and the book “The New Science of Perfect Skin”. Dr. Yarosh is a volunteer board member of the Photomedicine Society, a medical professional non-profit society and is also a volunteer advisor to other professional scientific, medical and patient groups. Dr. Yarosh received a bachelor’s degree in biology from Macalester College and a PhD from the University of Arizona School of Medicine. Dr. Yarosh’s prior experience, including his executive and scientific research experience at Estee Lauder and his expertise in the biotech industry, gives him the qualifications and skills to serve as one of our directors.

William Britton

Mr. William N. Britton is Independent Director of Aceto Corporation. He is the sole owner of TD AIM, LLC, through which he is involved in a variety of activities surrounding financial consulting and private equity investing. Mr. Britton is also a Vice Chairman of P and E Capital, Inc., a management company involved in real estate. Previously, Mr. Britton was a Senior Vice President with JP Morgan Chase. He has over 30 years of commercial lending experience ranging from large syndicated financings with Fortune 500 companies to privately owned businesses, with significant experience in private equity related transactions, asset based lending arrangements, leasing and many other forms of secured lending. Mr. Britton is a former member of the Northeast Advisory Council of Opera Solutions, a private firm engaged in consulting. Mr. Britton is a former Vice President-Finance for the Boy Scouts of America (Manhattan Council) and is on the board of the Rutgers Business School.

Alan Levin

Mr. Alan G. Levin is Independent Director of the company. He has served as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Endo Health Solutions Inc. (Endo), a global specialty healthcare company, from June 2009 until September 2013. Prior to joining Endo, Mr. Levin worked with Texas Pacific Group, a leading private equity firm, and one of their start-up investments. Before that, he was Senior Vice President & Chief Financial Officer of Pfizer, Inc. where he worked for 20 years in a variety of executive positions of increasing responsibility, including Treasurer and Senior Vice President of Finance & Strategic Management for the company’s research and development organization. Mr. Levin received a bachelor’s degree from Princeton University and a master’s degree from New York University’s Stern School of Business. Mr. Levin is a certified public accountant. He is a member of the Advisory Board of Auven Therapeutics, a private equity fund, Diffusion Pharmaceuticals Inc., a development stage oncology company, and the Critical Path Institute, a non-profit collaboration between the Food and Drug Administration and pharmaceutical industry participants.

Jody Burfening