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Dillard's Inc (DDS)

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Alex Dillard

67 1975 President, Director

William Dillard

72 2002 Chairman of the Board, Chief Executive Officer

Phillip Watts

54 2015 Co-Principal Financial Officer, Principal Accounting Officer, Senior Vice President

Chris Johnson

45 2015 Senior Vice President; Co-Principal Financial Officer

Mike Dillard

65 1984 Executive Vice President, Director

Drue Matheny

70 1998 Executive Vice President, Director

William Dillard

46 2015 Senior Vice President

Denise Mahaffy

58 2015 Senior Vice President

Dean Worley

51 2012 Vice President, General Counsel

Tom Bolin

54 2016 Corporate Vice President - Stores

Mike Litchford

51 2016 Corporate Vice President - Stores

Mike McNiff

64 1995 Vice President

Brant Musgrave

44 2014 Corporate Vice President - Stores

James Freeman

67 2015 Director

Warren Stephens

60 2014 Director

Robert Connor

75 1987 Independent Director

H. Lee Hastings

62 2010 Independent Director

Frank Mori

76 2008 Independent Director

Reynie Rutledge

67 2013 Independent Director

J. C. Watts

59 2009 Independent Director

Nick White

72 2008 Independent Director

Julie Bull

2017 Director - Investor Relations

Biographies

Name Description

Alex Dillard

Mr. Alex Dillard is President, Director of the Company. He is President of the Company, has been a member of the Board since 1975, and serves on the Executive Committee of the Board of Directors (the "Executive Committee"). This has been his principal occupation for the last five years. Mr. Dillard has been involved in virtually every aspect of operations and merchandising for the Company for over 40 years and previously served as Executive Vice President of the Company. He has served as a board member of the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences Foundation Fund, Philander Smith College, Union Bank and Worthen Bank in Little Rock and First National Bank of Ft. Worth, Texas. Mr. Dillard's understanding of both the merchandising and the operational aspects of the retail business has enabled the Board to more effectively gain a broad overview of the day-to-day processes involved in the operation of the Company.

William Dillard

Mr. William T. Dillard, II is Chairman of the Board, Chief Executive Officer of the Company. He has been a member of the Board since 1967, and serves on the Executive Committee. This has been his principal occupation for the past five years. Mr. Dillard has been involved in almost every aspect of the Company's operations, working part-time while in school and full-time for over 45 years. He was formerly President and Chief Operating Officer of the Company. Mr. Dillard also serves on the Boards of Directors of Acxiom Corporation and Barnes & Noble, Inc. Through his numerous years of service to the Company,

Phillip Watts

Mr. Phillip R. Watts is Co - Principal Financial Officer, Principal Accounting Officer, Senior Vice President of the Company. He was Principal Vice President; Co-Principal Financial Officer and Principal Accounting Officer of Dillard's, Inc. Mr. Watts is a certified public accountant and currently serves as Vice President of Tax for the Company, a position he has held since 2002. Mr. Watts joined the Company’s tax department in 1994. Prior to joining Dillard’s, he served in the tax department of Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. Mr. Watts entered the accounting profession in 1984 and practiced as a certified public accountant for BKD, LLP, one of the largest accounting firms in the nation. In his role as Vice President of Tax, Mr. Watts is responsible for all income tax accounting and disclosures as well as all income and sales & use tax compliance and property tax accounting. He is also responsible for the Company’s payroll operations and compliance functions. Mr. Watts has extensive experience with governmental regulatory agencies. He received his Bachelor of Arts in Accounting from Ouachita Baptist University in 1984. Mr. Watts is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the Arkansas Society of Certified Public Accountants.

Chris Johnson

Mr. Chris B. Johnson is Senior Vice President; Co-Principal Financial Officer of the Company. He served as Vice President of Accounting from 2006 to 2012 and served as Vice President of Real Estate from 2012 to 2015. In 2015, he was promoted to Senior Vice President and Co-Principal Financial Officer. Since 2008, Mr. Johnson has also served as Chief Financial Officer of CDI, the Company's wholly-owned general contracting construction subsidiary.

Mike Dillard

Mr. Mike Dillard is Executive Vice President, Director of the Company. He is an Executive Vice President of the Company and currently heads one of the largest merchandising portions of the Company's business. This has been his principal occupation for the last five years. He has been a member of the Board since 1976. Mr. Dillard has played many roles for the Company, devoting his entire professional career to Dillard's, Inc. His understanding of the unique regional characteristics of merchandising in the many different geographic regions of the country has assisted the Board in its efforts to guide the business to meet the needs of its varied customer base.

Drue Matheny

Ms. Drue Matheny is Executive Vice President, Director of the Company. She has been a member of the Board since 1994. For the past five years, her principal occupation has been, and currently is, an Executive Vice President of the Company. She is based in Ft. Worth, Texas and directs one of the largest merchandising portions of the Company. Since joining the Company in 1968, Ms. Matheny has overseen every aspect of the Company's various merchandising functions. She brings to the Board a deep understanding of the exacting tastes and preferences of the Company's customers.

William Dillard

Mr. William Dillard, III the Senior Vice President of the Company. He served as Vice President of Corporate Merchandising and Product Development from 2001 to 2015. In 2015, he was promoted to Senior Vice President.

Denise Mahaffy

Ms. Denise Mahaffy is Senior Vice President of the Company. She served as Corporate Vice President of Advertising from 2000 to 2015.

Dean Worley

Mr. Dean L. Worley is Vice President; General Counsel of the Company. He served as Assistant General Counsel from 1996 to 2012. In 2012, he was promoted to Vice President and General Counsel.

Tom Bolin

Mr. Tom W. Bolin is Corporate Vice President - Stores of the Company. He served as a Regional Vice President of Stores from 2000 to 2016.

Mike Litchford

Mr. Mike Litchford is Corporate Vice President - Stores of the Company. He served as a Regional Vice President of Stores from 2005 to 2016.

Mike McNiff

Brant Musgrave

Mr. Brant Musgrave is Corporate Vice President - Stores of the Company. He served as a Regional Vice President of Stores from 2007 to 2014.

James Freeman

Mr. James I. Freeman is Director of the Company. He was Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of the Company until his retirement effective February 1, 2015. During the past two years, his principal occupation is and has been a private investor for his own account. He has been a member of the Board since 1991. Mr. Freeman joined the Company in 1988. He entered the accounting profession in 1972 and practiced as a certified public accountant. He formerly served as a member of the Management Committee of BKD, LLP, one of the largest accounting firms in the nation. Having served as Chief Financial Officer of the Company.

Warren Stephens

Mr. Warren A. Stephens is Director of the Company. He principal occupation has been Chairman, Chief Executive Officer, and President of Stephens Inc. He is also Co-Chairman of SF Holding Corporation. Stephens Inc. and SF Holding Corporation are not subsidiaries or other affiliates of the Company. In 1981, Mr. Stephens joined Stephens Inc. In 2006, Mr. Stephens acquired 100% of the outstanding shares of Stephens Inc. Stephens Inc. focuses on investment banking, wealth management, capital management, private equity, institutional sales and trading, research, and insurance.

Robert Connor

Mr. Robert C. Connor is Independent Director of the Company. He has served as a Director of the Company since 1987. At all times during the past five years, Mr. Connor's principal occupation is and has been a private investor for his own account. He began his banking career in Dallas, Texas at the Mercantile National Bank and was elected Vice President of the Citizens Bank of Jonesboro, Arkansas in 1970. He was elected President of The Union National Bank of Arkansas and The Union of Arkansas Corporation in 1976. He previously served on the Board of Sage Telecom in Allen, Texas.

H. Lee Hastings

Mr. H. Lee Hastings, III is Independent Director of the Company. He has served as a Director of the Company since 2010. At all times during the past five years, Mr. Hastings has served as President and Chief Operating Officer of Hastings Holdings, Inc., a family holding company that operates several subsidiaries which are engaged in real estate, beverage distribution, import/export and other businesses. For the past five years, Mr. Hastings has also served as President of Arkansas Bolt/ABC Logistics, a subsidiary of Hastings Holdings, Inc. that sells and imports/exports industrial fasteners and stampings throughout the world. Since 2001, Mr. Hastings has also been a director of another family holding company, State Holding Co. Inc., which owns and operates a bank holding company. None of these companies or their subsidiaries are subsidiaries or other affiliates of the Company.

Frank Mori

Mr. Frank R. Mori is Independent Director of the Company. He has served as Co-Chief Executive Officer and President of Takihyo, LLC, a private investment firm headquartered in New York City. Takihyo, LLC is not a subsidiary or other affiliate of the Company. He has previously served as Chief Executive Officer and Director of Donna Karan International, Inc. and Anne Klein & Co., Inc. He also served on the Board of Directors of The Stride Rite Corporation until 2007. Mr. Mori currently serves as a director of Barington/Hilco Acquisition Corp.

Reynie Rutledge

Mr. Reynie Rutledge is Independent Director of the Company. He is the Chairman of First Security Bancorp, a financial services holding company headquartered in Searcy, Arkansas. With over 40 years of experience in banking, Mr. Rutledge has been involved with all aspects of finance and management while leading First Security Bancorp to become the fifth largest bank holding company based in Arkansas, with over $5.3 billion in assets and 75 locations throughout the state. First Security Bancorp consists of First Security Bank, First Security Crews & Associates investment banking firm, and First Security Public Finance. First Security Bancorp is not a subsidiary or other affiliate of the Company. He is a graduate of the University of Arkansas where he earned a degree in industrial engineering and a Master of Business Administration ("MBA"). Mr. Rutledge is a past Chairman of the Arkansas Bankers Association and the Business Advisory Board of Harding University. He is a member of the Arkansas Academy of Industrial Engineering, a member and past chairman of the Dean's Executive Advisory Board for the Sam M. Walton College of Business, a member of the Campaign Arkansas Executive Committee, a past chairman of the Arkansas Business Hall of Fame Selection Committee, the University of Arkansas 2000 Volunteer of the Year, a 2012 recipient of the University of Arkansas Distinguished Alumni Award, and a member and former Chairman of the University of Arkansas Board of Trustees.

J. C. Watts

Mr. J. C. Watts, Jr. is Independent Director of the Company. He also serves on the Board of Directors of Paycom Software, Inc. He formerly served on the Boards of Directors of Burlington Northern Santa Fe Corporation, Clear Channel Communications, Inc., CSX Corporation, ITC Holdings Corp., and Terex Corporation. At all times during the past five years, Mr. Watts has served as the Chairman of the J.C. Watts Companies, which provide both consulting and advocacy services. The J.C. Watts Companies are not subsidiaries or other affiliates of the Company. Mr. Watts served in the U.S. Congress from the fourth district of Oklahoma from 1995-2003. In 1998, he was elected chairman of the Republican Conference in the U.S. House of Representatives. He served for eight years on the House Armed Services Committee. He authored legislation to create the House Select Committee on Homeland Security, a committee on which he later served. He also served on the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee as well as the House Banking Committee. He led two congressional trade missions to Africa. Mr. Watts co-authored the American Community Renewal and New Markets Act and authored the Community Solutions Act of 2001. He also crafted legislation with Congressman John Lewis to establish the Smithsonian Museum of African American History and Culture. He has served as an analyst on television news programs nationally and internationally. Mr. Watts led a U.S. delegation to Vienna, Austria, at the request of President George W. Bush and Secretary of State Colin Powell, to the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe Conference on Racism, Discrimination and Xenophobia and accompanied President Bush on his historic trip to Africa. He co-founded the Coalition for AIDS Relief in Africa and served on the Board of Africare.

Nick White

Mr. Nick J. White is Independent Director of the Company. He has served as Chief Executive Officer and President of White and Associates, an international retail solutions firm offering retail clients consulting services encompassing strategy, partnerships, logistics and concepts. White and Associates is not a subsidiary or other affiliate of the Company. Following a tour in Vietnam with the United States Marine Corps, Mr. White began his retail career in 1968 with Spartan-Atlantic Department Stores while still attending college. In 1973, he joined Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. as an Assistant Store Manager. From 1985 to 1990, he was General Manager of Sam's Clubs, and in 1990, he was named an Executive Vice President of Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. and General Manager of its Supercenter Division, positions he held until his retirement in 2000.

Julie Bull