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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

David Hillenbrand

69 2010 Lead Independent Chairman of the Board

Leroy Ball

48 2015 President, Chief Executive Officer, Director of the Company and Koppers, Inc.

Michael Zugay

65 2014 Chief Financial Officer, Koppers Holdings Inc. and Koppers Inc.

Steven Lacy

61 2004 Senior Vice President - Administration, General Counsel, Secretary of the Company and Koppers Inc.

Louann Tronsberg-Deihle

53 2008 Treasurer of the Company and Koppers Inc.

Joseph Dowd

56 2016 Global Vice President - Safety, Health, Environmental, and Process Excellence of Koppers Inc

Daniel Groves

50 2011 Vice President - Human Resources of Koppers Inc.

Leslie Hyde

56 2016 Vice President - Risk Management, Deputy General Counsel of Koppers Inc.

Thomas Loadman

62 2015 Senior Vice President - Railroad Products and Services of Koppers Inc.

Mark McCormack

57 2006 Vice President - Australian Operations of Koppers Inc.

Christian Nielsen

54 2016 Vice President - North American and European Carbon Materials and Chemicals of Koppers Inc.

Stephen Reeder

64 2016 Senior Vice President - Performance Chemicals of Koppers Inc.

James Sullivan

53 2014 Senior Vice President - Global Carbon Materials and Chemicals of Koppers Inc.

J. Robin Zhu

52 2013 Vice President - China Operations of Koppers Inc.

Cynthia Baldwin

72 2008 Independent Director

Sharon Feng

58 2009 Independent Director

Albert Neupaver

66 2009 Independent Director

Louis Testoni

67 2013 Independent Director

Stephen Tritch

67 2009 Independent Director

T. Michael Young

72 2006 Independent Director

Biographies

Name Description

David Hillenbrand

Dr. David M. Hillenbrand, Ph.D. is Lead Independent Chairman of the Board of the Company. He served as President and Chief Executive Officer of the Carnegie Museums of Pittsburgh, a non-profit organization, from July 2005 through February 2011 and from January 2013 to June 2014. Dr. Hillenbrand has proven experience and leadership within the specialty chemicals industry, having served in a number of senior management positions during his 27-year career with Bayer AG, a global enterprise providing products and services in the fields of health care, nutrition, high-tech materials and specialty chemicals. Dr. Hillenbrand retired from his most recent position with Bayer AG in August 2003, where he was Executive Vice President and a member of the executive committee and Labor Director of Bayer Polymers. Dr. Hillenbrand had previously served as the President and Chief Executive Officer of Bayer AG’s Canadian operations for eight years. Dr. Hillenbrand’s board experience also includes The Hillman Company and his service as a trustee of the Carnegie Museums of Pittsburgh.

Leroy Ball

Mr. Leroy M. Ball, Jr. is President, Chief Executive Officer, Director of the Company and Koppers Inc., a subsidiary of the Company. From May 2014 through December 2014, Mr. Ball served as Chief Operating Officer of Koppers Holdings Inc. and Koppers Inc. From May 2014 until August 2014, Mr. Ball served as both Chief Operating Officer and Chief Financial Officer of Koppers Holdings Inc. and Koppers Inc. He served as Vice President and Chief Financial Officer from September 2010 to May 2014. Prior to joining Koppers, Mr. Ball was Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Calgon Carbon Inc. (granular activated carbon products and treatment systems) since 2002.

Michael Zugay

Mr. Michael J. Zugay, CPA is Chief Financial Officer of Koppers Holdings Inc. and Koppers Inc., a subsidiary of the Company. Prior to joining Koppers, Mr. Zugay was Co-Chief Executive Officer for Michael Baker Corporation (engineering and other consulting services) from December 2012 to October 2013. Mr. Zugay served as Chief Financial Officer of Michael Baker Corporation from February 2009 to January 2014.

Steven Lacy

Mr. Steven Robert Lacy is Senior Vice President - Administration, General Counsel, Secretary of Koppers Holdings Inc., and Koppers Inc., a subsidiary of the Company. He is Director of Koppers Inc. He has been Senior Vice President, Administration, General Counsel and Secretary of Koppers Inc. since January 2004. Mr. Lacy has served as a Director of Koppers Inc. since May 2013.

Louann Tronsberg-Deihle

Ms. Louann E. Tronsberg-Deihle is Treasurer of Koppers Holdings Inc. and Koppers Inc., a subsidiary of the Company. In July 2008, Ms. Tronsberg-Deihle was appointed as our Treasurer. Ms. Tronsberg-Deihle was the Assistant Treasurer and Risk Manager of WESCO Distribution Inc. (global provider of services and procurement solutions) from 1995 to June 2008.

Joseph Dowd

Mr. Joseph P. Dowd is Global Vice President - Safety, Health, Environmental, and Process Excellence of Koppers Inc., a subsidiary of the Company. From July 2012 to December 2015, Mr. Dowd served as Vice President, North American Carbon Materials and Chemicals, Koppers Inc.

Daniel Groves

Mr. Daniel R. Groves is Vice President - Human Resources of Koppers Inc., subsidiary of the Company. Prior to joining Koppers Inc. in May 2011, Mr. Groves was Senior Vice President – HR Business Partner at PNC Financial Services Group, Inc. (financial services) from May 2010 to April 2011. From April 2007 to July 2009, Mr. Groves was Vice President – Human Resources at Highmark, Inc. (health insurance). Prior to that, Mr. Groves served as Director of Compensation and HRIS from March 2005 to April 2007 at Highmark, Inc.

Leslie Hyde

Ms. Leslie S. Hyde is Vice President - Risk Management, Deputy General Counsel of Koppers Inc., a subsidiary of the Company. From January 2005 to December 2015, Ms. Hyde served as Vice President, Safety and Environmental Affairs of Koppers Inc.

Thomas Loadman

Mr. Thomas D. Loadman is Senior Vice President - Railroad Products and Services of Koppers Inc., a subsidiary of the Company. He had previously served as Vice President, Railroad and Utility Products and Services of Koppers Inc. since May 2011.

Mark McCormack

Mr. Mark R. McCormack is Vice President - Australian Operations of Koppers Inc., a subsidiary of Koppers Holdings Inc. Prior to that, Mr. McCormack served as Vice President, Australian Operations of Koppers Inc. from November 2006 to May 2014.

Christian Nielsen

Mr. Christian A. Nielsen is Vice President - North American and European Carbon Materials and Chemicals of Koppers Inc., a subsidiary of the Company. Prior to that, Mr. Nielsen served as Vice President, European Operations of Koppers Inc. from February 2014 to December 2015. Prior to that, Mr. Nielsen served as Operations Manager, European Operations of Koppers Inc. from October 2010 to January 2014.

Stephen Reeder

Mr. Stephen C. Reeder is Senior Vice President - Performance Chemicals of Koppers Inc., a subsidiary of the Company. He served as Senior Vice President of Americas Wood Preserving and Assistant Secretary of Koppers Performance Chemicals Inc. (formerly known as Osmose, Inc.) from our acquisition of Osmose, Inc. in August 2014 until December 2015. Prior to our acquisition of Osmose, Inc., Mr. Reeder served as Senior Vice President of U.S. Wood Preserving for Osmose, Inc. since 2010.

James Sullivan

Mr. James A. Sullivan is Senior Vice President - Global Carbon Materials and Chemicals of Koppers Inc., a subsidiary of Koppers Holdings Inc. Prior to joining Koppers in June 2013, Mr. Sullivan had been elected Vice President of Business Development in June 2013. Prior to joining Koppers, from March 2012 through May 2013, Mr. Sullivan was Senior Vice President, Americas of Calgon Carbon Corporation (“Calgon Carbon”) (granulated activated carbon products and treatment systems). During January and February 2012, he was Vice President, Americas of Calgon Carbon and from March 2010 to January 2012, he was the Vice President of Operations of Calgon Carbon. Mr. Sullivan was Vice President, UV and Corporate Business Development of Calgon Carbon from July 2008 to March 2010.

J. Robin Zhu

Mr. J. Robin Zhu is Vice President - China Operations of Koppers Inc., a subsidiary of Koppers Holdings Inc. He had previously been appointed Vice President, China Operations of Koppers Inc. in March 2011. Prior to that, Mr. Zhu served as Operations Manager, China Operations of Koppers Inc. from January 2010 to March 2011. From December 2007 to January 2010, Mr. Zhu served as General Manager of Koppers (China) Carbon & Chemical Co., Ltd.

Cynthia Baldwin

Justice Cynthia A. Baldwin is Independent Director of the Company. She served as the Vice President and General Counsel of The Pennsylvania State University, a major public research university, from February 2010 to July 2012. An experienced board member, Justice Baldwin was Chair of the board of trustees of The Pennsylvania State University from 2004 to 2007, and a board member for 15 years before taking her position as Vice President and General Counsel. Justice Baldwin is an emerita trustee of both The Pennsylvania State University and Duquesne University. Justice Baldwin also serves as a director of Vibrant Pittsburgh, a non-profit organization dedicated to bringing a more diverse workforce to Pittsburgh, and the Fulbright Association, a private, non-profit organization which supports and promotes the Fulbright Program of international educational and cultural exchange. She is also the co-chair of the Advisory Board for the Duquesne University School of Law.

Sharon Feng

Dr. Sharon Feng, Ph.D. is Independent Director of the Company. Since September 2012, Dr. Feng has held the positions of Executive Director and Senior Associate Dean for Budget and Strategy of the University of Chicago’s Institute for Molecular Engineering, an interdisciplinary research institute and academic unit of a private research university. From February 2010 to August 2012, Dr. Feng served as the Vice President of Business Development of the Coatings, Adhesives and Specialties Division of Bayer MaterialScience LLC, a global supplier of specialty chemicals. Prior to that, Dr. Feng was the Vice President, Industrial and Environmental Affairs/Logistics Management of Lanxess Corporation, a global manufacturer of high-quality products for the chemical, synthetic rubber and plastics industries, from January 2009 through January 2010 and the Vice President, Technical Services/Industrial and Environmental Affairs of Lanxess Corporation from August 2006 through December 2008, with responsibility for that company’s risk management and regulatory compliance. From February 2005 to August 2006, Dr. Feng served as the Vice President of Business Development, Coatings and Adhesives, Asia Pacific Region for Bayer MaterialScience LLC and from January 2004 to January 2005, Dr. Feng was the Director of Polyurethane Research, North America, for Bayer MaterialScience LLC. Dr. Feng holds a Ph.D. in inorganic chemistry, which has provided her with a technical background and a strong expertise in the specialty chemicals industry.

Albert Neupaver

Mr. Albert J. Neupaver is Independent Director of the Company. He became a member of our board of directors in August 2009. Since February 2006, Mr. Neupaver has been the President and Chief Executive Officer of Westinghouse Air Brake Technologies Corporation, a public company and one of the world’s largest providers of value-added, technology-based equipment and services for the global rail industry. His operational knowledge and leadership skills are further demonstrated by his additional public company experience at AMETEK, Inc., a leading global manufacturer of electronic instruments and electromechanical devices, where he served as the President of the electromechanical group from 1998 to February 2006. Mr. Neupaver is also an experienced board member, having served as a director of Westinghouse Air Brake Technologies Corporation since 2006, and a director of Robbins & Myers, Inc., a public company and leading supplier of engineered equipment and systems, from January 2009 to February 2013. His other affiliations include service on the board of directors of the Carnegie Science Center and the board of trustees of the Carnegie Museums of Pittsburgh. Mr. Neupaver’s experience as a chief executive officer allows him to better assess our operational risks and growth opportunities.

Louis Testoni

Mr. Louis L. Testoni is Independent Director of the Company. He has served as a member of the board of directors of ABARTA, Inc., a private holding company, since April 2011 and a member of the board of advisors of Henderson Brothers, Inc., a privately-held insurance agency, since December 2012. Mr. Testoni served as an executive in residence at the University of Pittsburgh Katz School of Business, a major public university, from September 2012 until June 2016. From September 2007 through June 2010, Mr. Testoni served as the Lake Erie Market Managing Partner of PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP, an international professional services firm.

Stephen Tritch

Mr. Stephen R. Tritch is Independent Director of the Company. He served as the Chief Executive Officer of Westinghouse Electric Company, a global provider of fuel, services, technology, plant design, and equipment for the commercial nuclear electric power industry, from June 2002 to June 2008. While serving in that role, Mr. Tritch had oversight of that company’s operations, financial reporting and risk analysis. During his 37 years with Westinghouse Electric Company, Mr. Tritch held a number of management positions, including Senior Vice President Fuel Business Unit, Senior Vice President Integration and Senior Vice President Services Business Unit. His business acumen and proven leadership skills developed through years of managing this international organization provide the board with an executive and leadership perspective on the management and operations of a large company with global operations.

T. Michael Young

Mr. T. Michael Young is Independent Director of the Company. He is an executive officer of, and since July 2006 has been a Managing Partner of, The CapStreet Group, LLC, a private equity firm that invests in lower-tier middle market companies. Mr. Young brings executive management experience and a strong financial background to our board. Mr. Young is a former Partner of Arthur Andersen LLP, formerly one of the largest international accountancy and professional services firms. He was also formerly the Chief Financial Officer of Weatherford International Inc., a public company and one of the largest global providers of mechanical solutions, technology applications, and services for oil and gas developments. Mr. Young was the President and Chief Executive Officer of Metal Supermarkets International, a leading global supplier of small quantity metals, from December 2002 to December 2005. Mr. Young also served as the Chief Executive Officer of a number of other companies including Hi-Lo Automotive, Inc., a supplier of automotive parts, which was acquired by O’Reilly Automotive, Inc., and Transportation Components, Inc., a distributor of replacement parts for commercial trucks and trailers.