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Hain Celestial Group Inc (HAIN.O)

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Irwin Simon

58 2000 Chairman of the Board, President, Chief Executive Officer, Founder

James Langrock

52 2017 Chief Financial Officer, Executive Vice President

Denise Faltischek

44 2015 Executive Vice President, Chief Compliance Officer, General Counsel, Corporate Secretary

John Carroll

56 2017 Executive Vice President - Global Brands, Categories and New Business Ventures

Steven Liedtke

2017 Chief Information Officer

Andrew Heyer

59 2017 Lead Independent Director

Richard Berke

72 2007 Independent Director

Raymond Kelly

75 2015 Independent Director

Roger Meltzer

66 2012 Independent Director

Scott O'Neil

47 2012 Independent Director

Adrianne Shapira

46 2014 Independent Director

Lawrence Zilavy

66 2002 Independent Director

Biographies

Name Description

Irwin Simon

Mr. Irwin David Simon is Chairman of the Board, President, Chief Executive Officer, Founder of The Hain Celestial Group, Inc. Mr. Simon was appointed Chairman of the Board of Directors in April 2000. Previously, Mr. Simon was employed in various marketing capacities at Slim-Fast Foods Company, a dietary food and beverage company, and The Haagen-Dazs Company, a frozen dessert company, then a division of Grand Metropolitan, PLC, a portfolio of luxury brands and companies. Mr. Simon currently serves as the lead director of MDC Partners Inc., a provider of marketing, activation and communications solutions and services. He also serves as the Vice Chair of the board of directors of Tulane University. During the last five years, Mr. Simon also served as a director of Jarden Corporation, a consumer products company, until its merger with Newell Rubbermaid Inc. and as an independent non-executive director of Yeo Hiap Seng Limited, a food and beverage company based in Singapore.

James Langrock

Mr. James M. Langrock is Chief Financial Officer, Executive Vice President of the Company. Mr. Langrock has served as Senior Vice President, Finance and Treasurer of the Company since November 2015. Prior to that, from 2008 until joining the Company, Mr. Langrock served as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Monster Worldwide, Inc., a multi-national global online recruiting solutions company, where he oversaw all financial operations of the company, including budgeting, cost savings initiatives, mergers and acquisitions and divestitures. Previously, Mr. Langrock served in senior finance positions at Motorola, Inc., including Chief Financial Officer of Motorola’s Enterprise Mobility Division subsequent to Motorola’s acquisition of Symbol Technologies, Symbol Technologies, where he served as Head of Internal Audit and Chief Accounting Officer, and Citibank, N.A. as well as a Senior Manager at Arthur Andersen LLP.

Denise Faltischek

Ms. Denise M. Faltischek is Executive Vice President, Chief Compliance Officer, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary of The Hain Celestial Group Inc. In addition, she was appointed as Corporate Secretary in January 2015. Prior to her appointment, she served as Senior Vice President and General Counsel from October 2010 to November 2013, General Counsel from October 2009 to October 2010, Senior Associate General Counsel from April 2009 until October 2009 and Associate General Counsel from July 2005 until April 2009. Prior to her employment with the Company, she was with the law firm of Ruskin Moscou Faltischek, P.C., where she practiced corporate and securities law.

John Carroll

Mr. John Carroll is Executive Vice President - Global Brands, Categories and New Business Ventures of The Hain Celestial Group Inc. Mr. Carroll was appointed Executive Vice President, Global Brands, Categories and New Business Ventures in March of 2017. Prior to such appointment, Mr. Carroll served as Executive Vice President and CEO - Hain Celestial North America from February 2015 to March 2017, and was appointed Executive Vice President and CEO - Hain Celestial United States in May 2008. He assumed the positions of Executive Vice President - Melville Business in February 2004, President of Grocery and Frozen in July 2004, President of Grocery and Snacks in September 2005 and President of Personal Care in August 2006. Prior to his employment with the Company, from April 2003 through July 2003, Mr. Carroll served as a consultant to the Company, providing due diligence services with respect to potential acquisitions. Prior to his consulting, Mr. Carroll was Managing Director, Heinz Frozen Foods at the H. J. Heinz Company, a global food company, where he served in positions of increasing responsibility from 1995 until 2003.

Steven Liedtke

Mr. Steven T. Liedtke is Chief Information Officer of the Company. Steve Liedtke joins Hain Celestial with more than ten years' experience with The WhiteWave Foods Company and its affiliated entities, most recently as Chief Information Officer, a position he held for five years. At WhiteWave Foods Steve was responsible for the enterprise information technology organization, including management, infrastructure, security and controls, solution delivery, master data management and business integration. Steve played an instrumental role in the commercial separation of WhiteWave Foods from Dean Foods and its initial public offering, as well as the eventual integration with Group Danone. During his tenure at WhiteWave Foods, Steve also conducted all aspects of SAP ERP implementation and transformation, launched a digital strategy framework to improve consumer brand experience and customer experience as well as implemented a balanced and scalable IT security program. Previously, Steve was segment Chief Information Officer at Dean Foods working in the WhiteWave, Morningstar and Alpro Divisions. Prior to joining Dean Foods, Steve spent over ten years working in leadership capacities in foodservice and high-tech industries.

Andrew Heyer

Mr. Andrew R. Heyer is an Lead Independent Director of The Hain Celestial Group, Inc. Effective May 23, 2017, the Company’s Board of Directors appointed as Lead Independent Director. He has been a director since November 2012 and previously served as a director from November 1993 until November 2009. He currently serves as the lead independent director and is the chairperson of the Audit Committee. Mr. Heyer is the CEO and Founder of Mistral Equity Partners, a private equity fund. Prior to founding Mistral Equity Partners in 2007, from 2000 through 2007 he served as a Founding Managing Partner of Trimaran Capital Partners, L.L.C. Mr. Heyer was formerly a Vice Chairman of CIBC World Markets Corp. and co-head of CIBC Argosy Merchant Banking Funds. Prior to joining CIBC World Markets Corp. in 1995, Mr. Heyer was a founder and Managing Director of The Argosy Group L.P. Before Argosy, Mr. Heyer was a Managing Director at Drexel Burnham Lambert Incorporated, and previous to that, he worked at Shearman/American Express. Mr. Heyer currently serves as a director of Jamba, Inc. and Form Holdings. Mr. Heyer also serves as a member of the Executive Committee and Board of Trustees of the University of Pennsylvania and as Chair of the University of Pennsylvania Health System.

Richard Berke

Mr. Richard C. Berke is an Independent Director of The Hain Celestial Group, Inc. He has been a director since April 2007 and is a member of the Compensation Committee and the Corporate Governance and Nominating Committee. Mr. Berke served from March 2007 to his retirement in January 2010 as Vice President, Human Resources for Broadridge Financial Solutions, Inc., an outsourcing provider to the global financial industry, formerly ADP Brokerage Services Group until its spin-off from Automatic Data Processing, Inc., a payroll and human resources services company (“ADP”) in March 2007. From January 1989 until its spin-off of Broadridge, Mr. Berke had served as Corporate Vice President of Human Resources with ADP. He held the position of President of ADP’s Benefits Services Division from January 1995 through December 1995.

Raymond Kelly

Mr. Raymond W. Kelly is an Independent Director of the Company., effective August 13, 2015. Mr. Kelly has been a director since August 2015 and is a member of the Corporate Governance and Nominating Committee. Mr. Kelly has been Vice Chairman of K2 Intelligence, an industry-leading investigative, compliance and cyber defense services firm, since November 2015. Prior to joining K2 Intelligence, Mr. Kelly was the President of Risk Management Services for Cushman and Wakefield, Inc., a commercial real estate service firm from March 2014 until November 2015. Prior to joining Cushman and Wakefield, Mr. Kelly served as the Police Commissioner of the City of New York from 1992 to 1994 and from 2002 to 2013. Mr. Kelly also served as Commissioner of the U.S. Customers Service and as Undersecretary for Enforcement at the U.S. Treasury Department, where he supervised the department’s enforcement bureaus including the U.S. Customs Service, the U.S. Secret Service, The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms and the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center. Mr. Kelly holds a BBA from Manhattan College, a JD from St. John’s University School of Law, a LLM from New York University Graduate School of Law and an MPA from the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University in addition to numerous honorary degrees.

Roger Meltzer

Mr. Roger Meltzer is an Independent Director of The Hain Celestial Group, Inc. He has been a director since December 2000. Mr. Meltzer has practiced corporate and securities law for more than 40 years, representing clients in a range of finance transactions, including mergers, acquisitions and dispositions, public offerings and public and private placements of debt and equity securities. In February 2007, Mr. Meltzer joined the law firm of DLA Piper LLP (US) as a partner, Global Chair of the Corporate and Finance practice, and a member of the firm’s executive committee. Mr. Meltzer is now a member of the Global Board of DLA Piper, Co-Chair of DLA Piper LLP (Americas), and Global Co-Chair. Prior to February 2007, he was a partner and a member of the executive committee of the law firm of Cahill Gordon & Reindel LLP.

Scott O'Neil

Mr. Scott M. O'Neil is an Independent Director of The Hain Celestial Group, Inc. He has been a director since January 2012 and is the chairperson of the Compensation Committee. Since July 2013, Mr. O’Neil has been the Chief Executive Officer of the Philadelphia 76ers, a professional basketball team, and since August 2013, he has also been the Chief Executive Officer of the New Jersey Devils, a professional hockey team, and the Prudential Center, a sports and entertainment arena. From July 2008 to September 2012, Mr. O’Neil was the President of Madison Square Garden (“MSG”) Sports. From 2005 to July 2008, Mr. O’Neil was a Senior Vice President for the National Basketball Association.

Adrianne Shapira

Ms. Adrianne T, Shapira is an Independent Director of the Company. Ms. Shapira has been a director since November 2014 and is a member of the Audit Committee and Compensation Committee. Ms. Shapira was the Chief Financial Officer of David Yurman Enterprises LLC, a designer jewelry company, from October 2012 to February 2016. From September 1999 to September 2012, Ms. Shapira was Managing Director at The Goldman Sachs Group, Inc., an investment banking firm, where she was an equity research analyst covering the discount, department store, dollar store, warehouse club, apparel manufacturer, luxury and grocery sectors. Prior to joining Goldman Sachs, Ms. Shapira worked as an equity analyst at Robertson Stephens, an investment banking firm, and Neuberger & Berman, an investment management company. Ms. Shapira currently serves as a director and a member of the governance and nominating committee of Kohl’s Corporation, an American department store retail chain. Ms. Shapira also previously served as a director of Gilt Groupe, an online luxury flash-sale shopping website.

Lawrence Zilavy

Mr. Lawrence S. Zilavy is an Independent Director of The Hain Celestial Group, Inc. He has been a director since November 2002 and is the chairperson of the Corporate Governance and Nominating Committee and a member of the Audit Committee. Since September 2009, Mr. Zilavy has been employed by a private family investment and philanthropic office. From May 2006 until September 2009, Mr. Zilavy served as Senior Vice President of Barnes & Noble College Booksellers, Inc. Mr. Zilavy was Executive Vice President, Corporate Finance and Strategic Planning for Barnes & Noble, Inc. from May 2003 to November 2004 and was Chief Financial Officer of Barnes & Noble, Inc. from June 2002 through April 2003. Prior to joining Barnes & Noble, Inc., Mr. Zilavy worked as a banker for nearly 25 years. Mr. Zilavy is currently the lead director and a member of the audit committee and nominating and corporate governance committee of GameStop Corp. Mr. Zilavy also served as a director of Barnes & Noble, Inc. from 2006 to 2010.

Basic Compensation

Name Fiscal Year Total

Irwin Simon

4,555,300

James Langrock

--

Denise Faltischek

934,043

John Carroll

1,100,620

Steven Liedtke

--

Andrew Heyer

242,413

Richard Berke

232,413

Raymond Kelly

227,413

Roger Meltzer

222,413

Scott O'Neil

237,413

Adrianne Shapira

232,413

Lawrence Zilavy

237,413
As Of  29 Jun 2016