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Air Products and Chemicals Inc (APD)

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Seifollah Ghasemi

72 2014 Chairman of the Board, President, Chief Executive Officer

Michael Crocco

52 2016 Chief Financial Officer, Executive Vice President

Jennifer Grant

44 2013 Chief Human Resource Officer, Vice President

Corning Painter

54 2014 Executive Vice President - Industrial Gases

Samir Serhan

2016 Executive Vice President - Technology, Engineering and Manufacturing Functions

Russell Flugel

47 2015 Principal Accounting Officer, Vice President, Controller

Chadwick Deaton

64 2014 Lead Independent Director

Susan Carter

58 2011 Independent Director

Charles Cogut

70 2015 Independent Director

Hing-Yuen Ho

57 2013 Independent Director

Margaret McGlynn

57 2005 Independent Director

Edward Monser

66 2013 Independent Director

Matthew Paull

65 2013 Independent Director

Biographies

Name Description

Seifollah Ghasemi

Mr. Seifollah Ghasemi is the Chairman of the Board, Chief Executive Officer, President of the Company. Prior to joining Air Products, from 2001-2014, Mr. Ghasemi served as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Rockwood Holdings, Inc., a global leader in inorganic specialty chemicals and advanced materials that was acquired by Albemarle Corporation in January 2015. From 1997-2001, he held leadership roles at GKN, a global industrial company, including positions as director of the Main Board of GKN, plc, and Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of GKN Sinter Metals, Inc. and Hoeganes Corporation. Earlier in his career, Mr. Ghasemi spent nearly 20 years with The BOC Group (the industrial gas company which is now part of Linde AG) in positions including director of the Main Board of BOC Group, plc; President of BOC Gases Americas; and Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of BOC Process Plants, Ltd. and Cryostar. He is a former director of Rockwood Holdings, Inc. and EnerSys. Mr. Ghasemi also serves as non-executive chairman of Versum Materials, Inc. Mr. Ghasemi earned his undergraduate degree from Abadan Institute of Technology and holds a Master’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from Stanford University.

Michael Crocco

Mr. Michael Scott Crocco is Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of the company., since 2016. He was Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer in 2013; and Vice President and Corporate Controller in 2008). Mr. Crocco joined Air Products in 1990 as a participant in the company's Career Development Program. He subsequently held a variety of financial analysis and financial management positions in the Chemicals Group, Gases Group, Corporate Treasury and Corporate Controllership. He became manager of financial analysis and planning in Corporate Treasury in 2000; controller for the Electronics Division in 2001; and director of Corporate Decision Support in 2003 before being named to his current role in 2006. In this role, he also had responsibility for Corporate Strategy for two years. He received a B.S. degree in electrical engineering from Bucknell University in 1986 and an M.B.A. from Cornell in 1990.

Jennifer Grant

Ms. Jennifer L. Grant is Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer of the company. She is Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer (became Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer in 2013). Prior to joining Air Products, was Vice President of Human Resources for Pfizer Inc. Specialty Products and Oncology Divisions from 2009-2013.

Corning Painter

Mr. Corning F. Painter is the Executive Vice President - Industrial Gases of the Company. He joined Air Products in 1984 as a participant in the company's Career Development Program and subsequently progressed through a variety of commercial and operating positions. Since 1992, He was Senior Vice President and General Manager –Merchant Gases in 2014; Senior Vice President – Supply Chain in 2012; Senior Vice President –Corporate Strategy and Technology in 2011; and Vice President and General Manager, Global Electronics in 2007).

Samir Serhan

Mr. Samir Serhan is Executive Vice President - Technology, Engineering and Manufacturing Functions of the Company. He joins Air Products from Praxair, Inc. where, since 2014, he was president, Global HyCO. Prior to that, Serhan worked for 14 years in leadership positions in the U.S. andGermanyfor The Linde Group, culminating in his role as managing director, Linde Engineering. He began his career at Parsons Corporation where he held various leadership positions. Serhan also served as an adjunct professor at Temple University and ThePennsylvania State University. Serhan holds a doctorate in engineering mechanics from Virginia Tech. He has published over 40 papers in conferences and journals.

Russell Flugel

Mr. Russell A. Flugel is Vice President, Corporate Controller and Principal Accounting Officer of the company., since 2015. He was Corporate Controller in 2014; Director, Accounting and Corporate Decision Support in 2013; and Director, Corporate Decision Support, Technical Accounting and Consolidation in 2011).

Chadwick Deaton

Mr. Chadwick C. Deaton is Lead Independent Director of the Company. He is the retired Executive Chairman of Baker Hughes Incorporated, an oilfield services and products provider with operations in over 90 countries. He joined Baker Hughes in 2004 and served as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer through 2011. He became Executive Chairman in January 2012. He retired as Executive Chairman in April 2013. Previously, Mr. Deaton was President and Chief Executive Officer of Hanover Compressor Company (now Exterran Holdings, Inc.); and Senior Advisor and Executive Vice President of Schlumberger Oilfield Services. Mr. Deaton is a director of Ariel Corporation, a private manufacturer of gas compressor equipment, CARBO Ceramics, Inc., Marathon Oil Corporation and Transocean Ltd. He is also a former director of Hanover Compression Company and Baker Hughes. He is a director of Houston Achievement Place and a member of the Society of Petroleum Engineers’, and the Governor of Wyoming’s Engineering Task Force for the University of Wyoming. He also serves as a director for the University of Wyoming Foundation. Mr. Deaton earned a Bachelor’s degree in Geology from the University of Wyoming.

Susan Carter

Ms. Susan K. Carter, CPA, is an Independent Director of the Company. She is the Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Ingersoll-Rand Plc., a diversified industrial company. She joined Ingersoll-Rand in September 2013. Prior to joining Ingersoll-Rand, from 2009 to 2013, Ms. Carter served as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of KBR, Inc., a global engineering, construction and services company; Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Lennox International Inc, a global provider of climate control solutions for heating, air conditioning, and refrigeration markets from 2004 to 2009; and as Vice President and Chief Accounting Officer of Cummins, Inc. from 2002 to 2004. She also held senior financial and accounting roles at Honeywell International Inc., DeKalb Corporation, and Crane Co. She is a former director of Lyondell Chemical Company. Ms. Carter received a Bachelor’s degree in Accounting from Indiana University and received a Master’s degree in Business Administration from Northern Illinois University. She is a Certified Public Accountant.

Charles Cogut

Mr. Charles I. Cogut is an Independent Director of the Company. He is Senior Mergers and Acquisitions (“M&A”) Counsel at Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP (“STB”). Mr. Cogut joined the New York-based law firm in 1973 and served as partner in STB from 1980-2012. For many years he was a leading member of STB’s M&A and private equity practices. He specialized in domestic, international and cross-border mergers and acquisitions, the representation of special committees of boards of directors, and buyouts and other transactions involving private equity firms. In addition, he regularly advised boards of directors with respect to corporate governance matters and fiduciary responsibilities. From 1990 – 1993 he served as senior resident partner in the firm’s London office. Mr. Cogut received his J.D. in 1973 from the University of Pennsylvania Law School after graduating summa cum laude from Lehigh University in 1969. He is a member of the Board of Overseers of the University of Pennsylvania Law School; Co-Chair of the Board of Advisors of the University’s Institute for Law and Economics; and a member of the Law School’s adjunct faculty. He also is a member of the Board of Trustees and the Executive Committee of Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory.

Hing-Yuen Ho

Mr. Hing-Yuen Ho is an Independent Director of the Company. He is Chairman and Founder of Kiina Investment Ltd., a venture capital firm that invests in start-up companies in the technology, media, and telecommunications industries. Mr. Ho previously served as Chairman of Greater China for Nokia Siemens Networks, President of Greater China for Nokia Corporation, and Senior Vice President of the Nokia Networks Business Group. He has also held senior leadership roles with Nortel Networks and Motorola in China and Canada. Mr. Ho currently serves as a member of the boards of Pentair PLC and Qorvo, Inc. in the United States and two Chinese state-owned enterprises: China COSCO Shipping Corporation and China Mobile Communications Corporation. Mr. Ho served as a director of Triquent Semiconductor, Inc. prior to its merger with R. F. Micro Devices to form Qorvo, Inc., and as a director of China Ocean Shipping Company prior to its merger with China Shipping Group. Mr. Ho also previously served as a director of Dong Fang Electric Corporation and Owens Illinois, Inc. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Engineering and a Master’s degree in Management Sciences from the University of Waterloo in Canada.

Margaret McGlynn

Ms. Margaret G. McGlynn is an Independent Director of the Company. She is the retired President and Chief Executive Officer of International AIDS Vaccine Initiative, a global not-for-profit, public-private partnership working to accelerate the development of vaccines to prevent HIV infection and AIDS. She joined its board in 2010 and served as President and Chief Executive Officer from 2011 until her retirement in 2015. Ms. McGlynn previously served as President, Global Vaccine and Infectious Disease Division of Merck & Co., Inc., a global pharmaceutical company, from 2007 until her retirement in 2009, where she was responsible for a portfolio of more than $7 billion in global sales. She led the introduction of several new vaccine products and anti-infective therapies, expanded Merck’s vaccine and infectious disease business globally, and launched several initiatives to provide access to its vaccines and HIV therapies in the developing world. Earlier she served as President, U.S. Human Health at Merck, from 2003 to 2005, and in 2005 she was named President, Merck Vaccine Division. Ms. McGlynn was a member of the Global Alliance for Vaccines and Immunization board of directors and executive committee from 2006 to 2008. She is also a director of Amicus Therapeutics, Inc., Vertex Pharmaceuticals, Inc., Orphan Technologies Ltd., and a former director of Quidel Diagnostics. She earned a Bachelor’s degree in Pharmacy and a Master’s of Business Administration in Marketing from State University of New York at Buffalo.

Edward Monser

Mr. Edward L. Monser is an Independent Director of the Company. Mr. Monser is currently President of Emerson Electric Co., a global industrial controls products company. Mr. Monser has more than 30 years of experience in senior operational positions at Emerson and has played key roles in globalizing the company, having held increasingly senior positions at the company, including Chief Operating Officer (2001-2015), President of its Rosemount Inc. subsidiary (1996-2001), and various operations, new product development, engineering and technology positions. He is Vice Chairman of the U.S.-India Business Council, a member of the Economic Development Board for China’s Guangdong Province, and a past board member and past Vice Chairman of the U.S.-China Business Council. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering from the Illinois Institute of Technology and a Bachelor’s degree in Education from Eastern Michigan University.

Matthew Paull

Mr. Matthew H. Paull is an Independent Director of the Company. Mr. Paull was Senior Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of McDonald’s Corporation from 2001 until he retired from that position in 2008. Prior to joining McDonald’s in 1993, he was a partner at Ernst & Young where he managed a variety of financial practices during his 18-year career and consulted with many leading multinational corporations. Mr. Paull currently serves as a director of Canadian Pacific Railway Ltd. and KapStone Paper and Packaging Corporation. He was a former director of WMS Industries Inc. and the former lead director of Best Buy Co. He is a member of the Advisory Board of Pershing Square Capital Management, L.P. He also served as an advisory council member for the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago. He holds a Master’s degree in Accounting and a Bachelor’s degree from the University of Illinois. He is a Certified Public Accountant.

Basic Compensation

Name Fiscal Year Total

Seifollah Ghasemi

11,535,800

Michael Crocco

4,218,770

Jennifer Grant

--

Corning Painter

4,345,660

Samir Serhan

--

Russell Flugel

--

Chadwick Deaton

272,081

Susan Carter

246,081

Charles Cogut

248,876

Hing-Yuen Ho

248,081

Margaret McGlynn

237,081

Edward Monser

257,331

Matthew Paull

265,628
As Of  29 Sep 2016