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Eaton Corporation PLC (ETN.N)

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Craig Arnold

57 2016 Chairman of the Board

Richard Fearon

61 2009 Vice Chairman of the Board, Chief Financial and Planning Officer

Cynthia Brabander

55 2012 Chief Human Resource Officer, Executive Vice President

Ken Semelsberger

55 2013 Senior Vice President, Controller

Thomas Moran

52 2012 Senior Vice President, Secretary

Revathi Advaithi

49 2015 Chief Operating Officer - Electrical Sector

Uday Yadav

53 2015 Chief Operating Officer - Industrial Sector

Christopher Connor

61 2016 Lead Independent Director

Todd Bluedorn

53 2010 Independent Director

Michael Critelli

68 1998 Independent Director

Charles Golden

70 2007 Independent Director

Arthur Johnson

70 2009 Independent Director

Deborah McCoy

62 2000 Independent Director

Gregory Page

65 2003 Independent Director

Sandra Pianalto

62 2014 Independent Director

Gerald Smith

66 2012 Independent Director

Dorothy Thompson

2016 Independent Director

Biographies

Name Description

Craig Arnold

Mr. Craig Arnold is a Chairman of the Board of Eaton Corporation Public Limited Company. Mr. Arnold joined Eaton in 2000 as senior vice president and group executive of the Fluid Power Group. He was Vice Chairman and Chief Operating Officer of the Industrial Sector until August 2015 and President and Chief Operating Officer until June 2016. He currently serves on the boards of Medtronic plc and University Hospitals Health System and is a member of The Business Roundtable and The Business Council. Mr. Arnold serves as a director of The Greater Cleveland Partnership and the United Way of Greater Cleveland, and as an advisory board member of the Salvation Army of Greater Cleveland. Director Qualifications: Mr. Arnold’s years of senior management and executive leadership experience at Eaton provide important insight into the Company to the benefit of the Board of Directors. Mr. Arnold has gained detailed knowledge of Eaton’s businesses, customers, end markets, sales and marketing, technology innovation and new product development, supply chains, manufacturing operations, talent development, policies and internal functions through his service in a wide range of management roles with the Industrial Sector, and as President and Chief Operating Officer of the Company. Further, he possesses significant corporate governance knowledge developed by current and past service on the boards of other publicly traded companies, most notably for Medtronic plc, a publicly traded company domiciled in Ireland.

Richard Fearon

Mr. Richard H. Fearon is Vice Chairman of the Board, Chief Financial and Planning Officer of the Company. Mr. Fearon has served as Chief Financial and Planning Officer of Eaton since April 2002 and Vice Chairman since January 2009. He is responsible for the accounting, control, corporate development, information systems, internal audit, investor relations, strategic planning, tax and treasury functions of Eaton. Prior to Eaton, Mr. Fearon worked at several large diversified companies, including Transamerica Corporation, NatSteel Limited and The Walt Disney Company. He currently is the lead director for PolyOne Corporation and also serves on the boards of Playhouse Square Foundation, The Cleveland Museum of Art, and Manufacturers Alliance, a trade organization of leading manufacturing companies. Director Qualifications: Mr. Fearon’s years of experience as Eaton’s Chief Financial Officer provide the Board with important insight. He has comprehensive knowledge of financial accounting standards and extensive experience in financial statement preparation, corporate finance, corporate development, risk management and investor relations. Further, given his experience as Lead Director at PolyOne, he also provides significant governance expertise.

Cynthia Brabander

Ms. Cynthia K. Brabander is Chief Human Resource Officer, Executive Vice President of Eaton Corporation Public Limited Company. Ms. Brabander has more than 25 years of experience in the U.S. and in Europe, previously holding senior HR leadership roles with the Gates Corporation, Eaton, Emerson Electric, Sara Lee Corporation and Monsanto Company. Brabander holds a Master of Science degree in industrial and labor relations from Iowa State University and a Bachelor of Science degree in psychology and sociology from South Dakota State University.

Ken Semelsberger

Mr. Ken D. Semelsberger is Senior Vice President, Controller of Eaton Corporation Public Limited Company. From February 1, 2009 to October 31 2013, he served as senior vice president of finance and planning for Eaton’s Industrial Sector and from February 22, 2006 to January 31, 2009, he was senior vice president, Corporate Development and Treasury. Prior to that he served as vice president, Strategic Planning and director, Corporate Development. He joined Eaton in 1988. Prior to joining Eaton, Mr. Semelsberger was a consultant for Coopers & Lybrand.

Thomas Moran

Mr. Thomas E. Moran is Senior Vice President, Secretary of Eaton Corporation Public Limited Company. \He served as Assistant Secretary and Managing Counsel, The Dow Chemical Company from 2002-2008. He served as Senior Vice President and Secretary of Eaton Corporation (October 1, 2008 - January 1, 2013).

Revathi Advaithi

Ms. Revathi Advaithi is a Chief Operating Officer - Electrical Sector of Eaton Corporation Public Limited Company. In this role, she is responsible for the company's global electrical business and will also have corporate responsibility for Eaton's Europe, Middle East and Africa region. Previously, Advaithi was president of the Electrical Sector, Americas and was responsible for the company's Electrical business in North, South and Central America. Prior to that role, Advaithi was the President of the Electrical Sector – Asia Pacific in Shanghai, China. Ms. Advaithi joined Eaton in 1995 in the Global Leadership Development Program as a manufacturing supervisor at the Shawnee, Oklahoma facility. After that she held several roles in the US and Europe. Advaithi left Eaton in 2002 to join Honeywell where she held several senior roles within the sourcing and supply chain functions before being named vice president and general manager of Honeywell's Field Solutions business in 2006. She rejoined Eaton in 2008 as vice president and general manager of the Electrical Components Division. Advaithi has a bachelor's degree in mechanical engineering from the Birla Institute of Technology and Science in Pilani, India, and an MBA in international business from Thunderbird – Garvin School of International Business in Glendale, Arizona. Advaithi serves on the board of governors of the National Electrical Manufacturers Association and on the Advisory Council for the University of Pittsburgh's Center for Energy.

Uday Yadav

Mr. Uday Yadav is Chief Operating Officer - Industrial Sector of Eaton Corporation Public Limited Company. In this role, Yadav is responsible for the company's Aerospace, Hydraulics, Vehicle, Filtration and Golf Grip Businesses as well as the company's operations in the Asia Pacific, Central and South American regions. Most recently, Yadav served as president – Aerospace Group. Since joining Eaton in 1994, Yadav has served as executive vice president of the Eaton Business System, president of the Asia Pacific region for the Hydraulics Group, vice president of Supply Chain Management for the Fluid Power Group, director and general manager of Eaton's Global Hose Division and local managing director for Eaton in India. In addition, he has held leadership positions in the Automotive Fluid Connectors business and Aeroquip's European Operations. Prior to joining Eaton, Yadav worked with Lucas Engineering and Systems and Aeroquip Vickers. Yadav holds a double degree with honors in engineering and business from Nottingham Trent University in the United Kingdom.

Christopher Connor

Mr. Christopher M. Connor is an Lead Independent Director of Eaton Corporation Public Limited Company. Mr. Connor is Executive Chairman of The Sherwin-Williams Company, a global manufacturer of paint, architectural coatings, industrial finishes and associated supplies. Mr. Connor has held a number of executive positions at Sherwin-Williams since 1983. He became Chief Executive Officer in 1999, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer in 2000, and Executive Chairman in 2016. He currently serves on the boards of the Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland, United Way of Greater Cleveland, University Hospitals Health System, Playhouse Square Foundation and The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. As Executive Chairman and former CEO of a Fortune 500 company, Mr. Connor has leadership experience and is thoroughly knowledgeable in marketing, talent development, planning, operational and financial processes. In particular, Mr. Connor has had extensive sales and marketing experience in both direct and distribution channels, and brings broad knowledge of construction, automotive and industrial markets, all areas of strategic importance to Eaton. His background and experience with human resources, talent development, compensation and management are of particular benefit to Eaton in his role as Chair of the Compensation and Organization Committee.

Todd Bluedorn

Mr. Todd M. Bluedorn is an Independent Director of Eaton Corporation Public Limited Company. Mr. Bluedorn is a Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Lennox International Inc., a global provider of climate control solutions for heating, air conditioning and refrigeration markets. Prior to joining Lennox International, Mr. Bluedorn served in numerous senior management positions for United Technologies Corporation since 1995, including President, Americas — Otis Elevator Company; President, North America — Commercial Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning for Carrier Corporation; and President, Hamilton Sundstrand Industrial. He is also a trustee of Washington University in St. Louis. Mr. Bluedorn has executive leadership experience in original equipment and aftermarket business and distributor/dealer-based commercial channels. He also has senior leadership experience with two major industrial corporations. His experience with industrial companies in responding to dynamic market conditions benefits Eaton as a global manufacturing company with product distribution through numerous commercial channels.

Michael Critelli

Mr. Michael J. Critelli is an Independent Director of Eaton Corporation Public Limited Company. Mr. Critelli served as Chief Executive and President and a director of Dossia Services Corporation, a personal and population health management systems company, from 2011 until 2016. Mr. Critelli is the retired Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Pitney Bowes Inc., a provider of global mailstream solutions. He served as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Pitney Bowes from 1997 to 2007 and as Executive Chairman from 2007 to 2008. Mr. Critelli served as a director of ProHealth Physicians, Inc. from 2012 until 2015. He currently serves as a director of CloudParc. Director Qualifications: Mr. Critelli has extensive experience in risk management, cybersecurity, industry-wide leadership in transportation, logistics, online and social media marketing and communications issues. In addition to broad business experience gained while leading a global Fortune 500 company, he is a thought leader on transportation strategy and regulatory reform, as well as innovative approaches to healthcare. His background and experience are valuable to our Board as it oversees management’s efforts to develop and maintain talent, assess and evaluate enterprise risk management and cybersecurity issues, and navigate the regulatory environment.

Charles Golden

Mr. Charles E. Golden is an Independent Director of Eaton Corporation Public Limited Company. Mr. Golden served as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer and a director of Eli Lilly and Company, an international developer, manufacturer and seller of pharmaceutical products, from 1996 until his retirement in 2006. Prior to joining Eli Lilly, he had been associated with General Motors Corporation since 1970, where he held a number of positions, including Corporate Vice President, Chairman and Managing Director of the Vauxhall Motors subsidiary and Corporate Treasurer. He is currently on the board of Hill-Rom Holdings, Inc. and was a past director of Unilever NV/PLC. Mr. Golden also serves as a director of the Lilly Endowment and Indiana University Health. Director Qualifications: Mr. Golden has a comprehensive knowledge of both U.S. and international financial accounting standards. He has extensive experience in financial statement preparation, accounting, corporate finance, risk management and investor relations both in the U.S. and internationally. His broad financial expertise enables him to provide expert guidance and oversight to the Board. Mr. Golden also has significant experience in global vehicle markets.

Arthur Johnson

Mr. Arthur E. Johnson is an Independent Director of Eaton Corporation Public Limited Company. Mr. Johnson is the retired Senior Vice President, Corporate Strategic Development of Lockheed Martin Corporation, a manufacturer of advanced technology systems, products and services. Mr. Johnson was elected a Vice President of Lockheed Martin Corporation and named President of Lockheed Martin Federal Systems in 1996. He was named President and Chief Operating Officer of Lockheed Martin’s Information and Services Sector in 1997 and Senior Vice President, Corporate Strategic Development in 1999. Mr. Johnson currently is a director of Booz Allen Hamilton and during the past five years was a director of AGL Resources, Inc.. He is an independent trustee of the Fixed Income and Asset Allocation Funds of Fidelity Investments. Director Qualifications: Mr. Johnson’s role in strategic development with a leading company in the defense industry has given him an understanding of doing business with governments, strategic planning, regulatory compliance, and legislative and public policy matters. His knowledge of the global aerospace and defense industry are of particular benefit to our Board in connection with these businesses. Mr. Johnson’s service as lead director of a New York Stock Exchange listed company, as well as his service on other boards, provides Eaton with valuable corporate governance expertise, which is of particular benefit to Eaton in his role as Chair of the Governance Committee.

Deborah McCoy

Ms. Deborah L. McCoy is an Independent Director of Eaton Corporation Public Limited Company. Ms. McCoy is an independent aviation safety consultant. She retired from Continental Airlines, Inc. in 2005, where she had served as Senior Vice President, Flight Operations since 1999. During part of 2005, Ms. McCoy also briefly served as the Chief Executive Officer of DJ Air Group, a start-up commercial airline company. Director Qualifications: Ms. McCoy has extensive experience in the commercial aerospace markets and brings an understanding of aircraft design and performance, global airline operations and the strategic issues and direction of the aerospace industry. In addition, Ms. McCoy has extensive experience in safety initiatives, Federal regulatory compliance, labor relations, talent management, and risk analysis and mitigation. All of these attributes are of benefit to Eaton’s Board in its oversight role across the enterprise.

Gregory Page

Mr. Gregory R. Page is an Independent Director of Eaton Corporation Public Limited Company. Mr. Page is the retired Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Cargill, Incorporated, an international marketer, processor and distributor of agricultural, food, financial and industrial products and services. He was named Corporate Vice President & Sector President, Financial Markets and Red Meat Group of Cargill in 1998, Corporate Executive Vice President, Financial Markets and Red Meat Group in 1999, and President and Chief Operating Officer in 2000. He became Chairman and Chief Executive Officer in 2007 and was named Executive Chairman in 2013. Mr. Page subsequently served as Executive Director from 2015 to 2016, after which he retired from the Cargill Board. Mr. Page is a director of 3M Company and Deere & Company, and a director and past non-executive Chair of the Board of Big Brothers Big Sisters of America. He is a former director of Carlson and the immediate past President and a board member of the Northern Star Council of the Boy Scouts of America. Director Qualifications: As the retired Chairman and former Chief Executive Officer of one of the largest global corporations, Mr. Page brings extensive leadership and global business experience, in-depth knowledge of commodity markets, and a thorough familiarity with the key operating processes of a major corporation, including financial systems and processes, global market dynamics and succession management. Mr. Page’s experience and expertise provide him valuable insight on financial, operational and strategic matters.

Sandra Pianalto

Ms. Sandra Pianalto is an Independent Director of Eaton Corporation Public Limited Company. Ms. Pianalto served as President and Chief Executive Officer of the Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland from February 2003 until her retirement in June 2014. She joined the Bank in 1983 as an economist in the research department. She was appointed Assistant Vice President of public affairs in 1984, Vice President and Secretary to the board of directors in 1988, and Vice President and Chief Operating Officer in 1993. Before joining the Bank, Ms. Pianalto was an economist at the Federal Reserve Board of Governors and served on the staff of the Budget Committee of the U.S. House of Representatives. She is currently a director of The J.M. Smucker Company and Prudential Financial, Inc., chair of the board of directors of University Hospitals Health System, and past chair and life director of the board of United Way of Greater Cleveland. She holds the FirstMerit Chair in Banking at the University of Akron. Ms. Pianalto is also an advisory trustee at the University of Akron and serves on the board of College Now Greater Cleveland. Director Qualifications: Ms. Pianalto has extensive experience in monetary policy and financial services, and brings to Eaton wide-ranging leadership and operating skills through her former roles with the Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland. As Chief Executive Officer of the Bank, she developed expertise in economic research, management of financial institutions, and payment services to banks and the U.S. Treasury. Ms. Pianalto’s comprehensive experience qualifies her to provide substantial guidance and oversight to the Board in her role as Chair of the Finance Committee.

Gerald Smith

Mr. Gerald B. Smith is an Independent Director of Eaton Corporation Public Limited Company. Mr. Smith was a director of Cooper Industries plc from 2000 until 2012 and served as lead independent director of Cooper Industries plc since 2007. Mr. Smith joined the Board effective upon the close of the Cooper acquisition. He is Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Smith Graham & Co., an investment management firm that he founded in 1990. Prior to launching Smith Graham, he served as Senior Vice President and Director of Fixed Income for Underwood Neuhaus & Company. He is a member of the Board of Trustees and chair of the Investment Oversight Committee for The Charles Schwab Family of Funds. Mr. Smith also serves as a director and chair of the Investment Committee of the New York Life Insurance Company. In the past five years, Mr. Smith was a director of ONEOK Inc. and ONEOK Partners MLP. He serves as Chairman of the Texas Southern University Foundation and is a former director of the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas, Houston branch. Director Qualifications: Mr. Smith has expertise in finance, portfolio management and marketing through executive positions in the financial services industry, including being founder, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Smith Graham & Co. His experience as a director of companies in the oil and gas and energy services businesses has provided him with valuable insight into markets in which Eaton also participates. Mr. Smith’s experience as lead independent director of Cooper Industries plc since 2007 has benefited the process of integrating Cooper into Eaton. His experience and expertise provide him valuable insight on financial, operational and strategic matters in his role as Chair of the Audit Committee.

Dorothy Thompson

Ms. Dorothy C. Thompson is Independent Director of Eaton Corporation Public Limited Company. Ms. Thompson CBE is Chief Executive and a director of Drax Group plc, a U.K.-based power retail and generation company. She was appointed CEO of Drax Group plc in September 2005 and to the company’s Board of Directors in October 2005. Prior to joining Drax, Ms. Thompson was vice president of InterGen NV, an independent power-company jointly owned by Shell and Bechtel. She joined InterGen in 1998 from PowerGen plc where she was assistant group treasurer. In addition to her leadership at Drax, she is a member of the Board of Directors of the Court of the Bank of England and was a director of Johnson Matthey Plc until 2016. Director Qualifications: As Chief Executive of Drax, Ms. Thompson has unique insight into the sourcing, generation and supply of sustainable and renewable energy. She also brings to the Board vast experience in all aspects of finance as well as an international business perspective.

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