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Spectrum Brands Holdings Inc (SPB)

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

David Maura

44 2016 Executive Chairman of the Board

Andreas Rouve

55 2015 President, Chief Executive Officer, Director

Douglas Martin

54 2014 Chief Financial Officer, Executive Vice President

Nathan Fagre

61 2012 Senior Vice President, General Counsel, Secretary

Stacey Neu

50 2014 Senior Vice President - Human Resources

Joseph Steinberg

73 2015 Director

Ehsan Zargar

40 2017 Director

Kenneth Ambrecht

71 2010 Independent Director

Norman Matthews

84 2010 Independent Director

Terry Polistina

53 2013 Independent Director

Hugh Rovit

56 2010 Independent Director

Dave Prichard

Vice President - Investor Relations & Corporate Communications

Biographies

Name Description

David Maura

Mr. David M. Maura is Executive Chairman of the Board of the Company. Mr. Maura has served as our Executive Chairman, effective as of January 20, 2016. Prior to such appointment, Mr. Maura served as Chairman of the Board of Directors since July 2011 and served as interim Chairman of the Board and as one of our directors since June 2010. Mr. Maura was a Managing Director and the Executive Vice President of Investments at HRG from October 2011 until November 2016, and has been a member of HRG’s board of directors since May 2011. Mr. Maura previously served as a Vice President and Director of Investments of Harbinger Capital from 2006 until 2012, where he was responsible for investments in consumer products, agriculture and retail sectors. Prior to joining Harbinger Capital in 2006, Mr. Maura was a Managing Director and Senior Research Analyst at First Albany Capital, where he focused on distressed debt and special situations, primarily in the consumer products and retail sectors. Prior to First Albany, Mr. Maura was a Director and Senior High Yield Research Analyst in Global High Yield Research at Merrill Lynch & Co. Mr. Maura was a Vice President and Senior Analyst in the High Yield Group at Wachovia Securities, where he covered various consumer product, service, and retail companies. Mr. Maura began his career at ZPR Investment Management as a Financial Analyst. During the past five years, Mr. Maura has served on the board of directors of Ferrous Resources, Ltd., Russell Hobbs (formerly Salton, Inc.), Applica, Inc., and HRG. Mr. Maura received a B.S. in Business Administration from Stetson University and is a CFA charterholder. Mr. Maura’s broad experience in M&A, the consumer products and retail sector, finance and investments, and his relationship with HRG led the Board of Directors to conclude that he should be a member of the Board of Directors.

Andreas Rouve

Mr. Andreas Rouve has been appointed as President, Chief Executive Officer, Director of the Company. Mr. Rouvé has served as one of our directors since October 2015. Mr. Rouvé was appointed our Chief Executive Officer, effective April 1, 2015, and he previously held the position of Chief Operating Officer of the Company, effective February 2014, until his appointment to Chief Executive Officer. Mr. Rouvé previously held the position of President of the Company’s international activities beginning in January 2013. Previously, commencing in 2007, he served as Senior Vice President and Managing Director of Spectrum Brands’ European Battery and Personal Care business and subsequently led the integration of the Home Appliances and Pet Supplies European businesses in 2010-2011. Mr. Rouvé joined Spectrum Brands in 2002 as Chief Financial Officer of the European Battery division. Prior to that, he worked 13 years with VARTA AG in a variety of management positions, including Chief Financial Officer of VARTA Portable Batteries from 1999 to 2002, Managing Director Asia from 1997 to 1999, and Director of Finance of 3C Alliance L.L.P., a U.S. joint venture of VARTA, Duracell, and Toshiba, from 1995 to 1997. Mr. Rouvé holds a Master’s of Business Administration (Diplom-Kaufmann) from the University of Mannheim (Germany) and a Doctor of Economics and Social Science (Dr. rer. soc. oec.) from the University of Linz (Austria). Mr. Rouvé’s extensive experience with the global operations of the Company since 2002 and his appointment as Chief Executive Officer this year led the Board of Directors to conclude that he should be a member of the Board of Directors.

Douglas Martin

Mr. Douglas L. Martin is Chief Financial Officer, Executive Vice President of the Company, effective September 1, 2014. Prior to joining the Company, Mr. Martin served from September 2012 to August 2014 as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Newell Brands, Inc. (formerly known as Newell Rubbermaid Inc.), a global marketer of consumer and commercial products, including writing, home solutions, tools, commercial products, and baby and parenting brands. Mr. Martin was employed by Newell Brands, Inc. since 1987, serving in a variety of senior financial roles, including Deputy Chief Financial Officer from February 2012 to September 2012, Vice President of Finance – Newell Consumer from November 2011 to February 2012, Vice President of Finance – Office Products from December 2007 to November 2011, and Vice President and Treasurer from June 2002 to December 2007. Mr. Martin began his career with KPMG LLP, holds a bachelor’s degree in accounting from Rockford College, Illinois, and is a Certified Public Accountant.

Nathan Fagre

Mr. Nathan C. Fagre is Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary of Spectrum Brands Holdings, Inc., since May 2012. He was appointed our Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary in January 2011, and was promoted to Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary in May 2012. In this role, Mr. Fagre serves as the chief legal officer of the Company and also manages the environmental, health, safety and sustainability function, insurance and risk matters, and government affairs. He previously had served as Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary for ValueVision Media, Inc. from May 2000 until January 2011. Prior to that time, he had served as Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary for the exploration and production division of Occidental Petroleum Corporation, from May 1995 until April 2000. Before joining Occidental Petroleum Corporation, Mr. Fagre had been in private law practice with Sullivan & Cromwell, LLP and Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher, LLP. Mr. Fagre graduated with a bachelor’s degree from Harvard College in 1977, received a master of philosophy (M.Phil.) degree in international relations from Oxford University in 1979, and received a J.D. from Harvard Law School in 1982. Mr. Fagre has served as a director of the Greater Madison Chamber of Commerce since 2012, and as a director of Shaser, Inc., a medical device company, since 2013.

Stacey Neu

Ms. Stacey L. Neu is the Senior Vice President - Human Resources of the company. She was appointed in April of 2010 as Vice President, Human Resources, and was promoted to Senior Vice President, Human Resources in January of 2014. Ms. Neu previously served as the Division Vice President for Human Resources for the Global Batteries and Appliances business, and before that was the Division Vice President for Human Resources for the Home & Garden business. Prior to those assignments, she was Senior Director for Human Resources for the Personal Care business. She was originally hired by Spectrum in October of 2005 to oversee the Battery and Personal Care – Talent Management function and lead the people integration efforts related to the acquisition of United Industries. Before joining Spectrum, Ms. Neu was employed for six years at Charter Communications in various human resources leadership roles culminating in her appointment to Vice President Corporate Human Resources from 2003 to 2005. Ms. Neu holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business from the University of Phoenix.

Joseph Steinberg

Mr. Joseph S. Steinberg is Director of Spectrum Brands Holdings, Inc. Mr. Steinberg has served as one of our directors since February 2015. Mr. Steinberg is currently Chairman of the Board of Leucadia National Corporation, where he has served as a director since 1978 and as President from 1979 to 2013. Mr. Steinberg also is the Chairman of the Board of HRG, a position he has held since December 2014 after becoming a director in July 2014. Mr. Steinberg also has served as Chairman of the Board of HomeFed Corporation since 1999 and as a director since 1998, and is a member of the board of directors of Crimson Wine Group, Ltd. Mr. Steinberg has served as a director of Jefferies Group, LLC since April 2008 and previously served as a director of Mueller Industries, Inc. from September 2011 to September 2012. Mr. Steinberg’s extensive experience with finance and investments and his leadership position at HRG led the Board of Directors to conclude that he should be a member of the Board of Directors.

Ehsan Zargar

Mr. Ehsan Zargar is Director of the Company. He has served as Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of HRG Group, Inc. effective as of January 2017, as General Counsel since April 2015, and as Corporate Secretary since February 2012. HRG Group Inc. currently holds approximately 59 percent of the outstanding common stock of the Company. Mr. Zargar joined HRG Group in June 2011 as a member of the legal department and since then has served in positions of increasing responsibility. Prior to HRG Group, Mr. Zargar worked in the New York office of Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP from November 2006 to June 2011, where he worked on a range of capital markets and securities transactions, public and private M&A transactions, and other corporate governance and securities laws matters Mr. Zargar received a law degree from Faculty of Law at University of Toronto and a B.A. from the University of Toronto.

Kenneth Ambrecht

Mr. Kenneth Charles Ambrecht is Independent Director of Spectrum Brands Holdings, Inc., since June 2010. Prior to that time, he had served as a director of SBI from August 2009 to June 2010. Since December 2005, Mr. Ambrecht has served as a principal of KCA Associates LLC, through which he provides advice on financial transactions. From July 2004 to December 2005, Mr. Ambrecht served as a Managing Director with the investment banking firm First Albany Capital, Inc. Prior to that, Mr. Ambrecht was a Managing Director with Royal Bank Canada Capital Markets. Prior to that post, Mr. Ambrecht worked with the investment bank Lehman Brothers as Managing Director with its capital market division. Mr. Ambrecht is also a member of the Board of Directors of American Financial Group, Inc. During the past five years, Mr. Ambrecht has also served as a director of Dominion Petroleum Ltd. and Fortescue Metals Group Limited. Mr. Ambrecht serves as the Chairman of our Compensation Committee and is a member of our Audit and our Nominating and Corporate Governance Committees. Mr. Ambrecht’s experience in banking and capital markets led the Board of Directors to conclude that he should be a member of the Board of Directors.

Norman Matthews

Mr. Norman S. Matthews is Independent Director of Spectrum Brands Holdings Inc., since June 2010. Mr. Matthews has served as one of our directors since June 2010. Prior to that time, he had served as a director of SBI since August 2009. Mr. Matthews has over three decades of experience as a business leader in marketing and merchandising, and is currently an independent business consultant. As former President of Federated Department Stores, he led the operations of one of the nation’s leading department store retailers with over 850 department stores, including those under the names of Bloomingdales, Burdines, Foley’s, Lazarus and Rich’s, as well as various specialty store chains, discount chains and Ralph’s Grocery. In addition to his senior management roles at Federated Department Stores, Mr. Matthews also served as Senior Vice President and General Merchandise Manager at E.J. Korvette and Senior Vice President of Marketing and Corporate Development at Broyhill Furniture Industries. Mr. Matthews is a Princeton University graduate, and earned his Master’s degree in Business Administration from Harvard Business School. He also currently serves on the Boards of Directors at Party City, The Children’s Place Retail Stores, Inc., is a director emeritus of Henry Schein, Inc., Sunoco, The Progressive Corporation, Toys R’ Us, Duff & Phelps Corporation, and Federated Department Stores, and is a trustee emeritus at the American Museum of Natural History. Mr. Matthews is the Chairman of our Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee. Mr. Matthews’ extensive experience with the operations of various notable consumer products retailers led the Board of Directors to conclude that he should be a member of the Board of Directors.

Terry Polistina

Mr. Terry Lee Polistina is Director of Spectrum Brands Holdings, Inc. Prior to that time, he had served as a director of SBI from August 2009 to June 2010. Mr. Polistina is also a director of Entic, Inc. and Shaser, Inc. Mr. Polistina served as our President, Small Appliances since June 2010 and became President – Global Appliances in October 2010 and left in September 2013. Prior to that time, Mr. Polistina served as the CEO and President of Russell Hobbs. Mr. Polistina served as Chief Operating Officer at Applica, Inc. in 2006 to 2007 and Chief Financial Officer from 2001 to 2007, at which time Applica, Inc. combined with Russell Hobbs. Mr. Polistina also served as a Senior Vice President of Applica, Inc. since June 1998. Mr. Polistina received an undergraduate degree in finance from the University of Florida and holds a Masters of Business Administration from the University of Miami. Mr. Polistina’s experience with the operations of Russell Hobbs and Applica, Inc. led the Board of Directors to conclude that he should be a member of the Board of Directors.

Hugh Rovit

Mr. Hugh R. Rovit is Independent Director of Spectrum Brands Holdings, Inc., since June 2010. Prior to that time, he had served as a director of SBI from August 2009 to June 2010. Mr. Rovit is presently Chief Executive Officer of Ellery Homestyles, a leading supplier of branded and private label home fashion products to major retailers, offering curtains, bedding, throws and specialty products. Previously, Mr. Rovit served as Chief Executive Officer of Sure Fit Inc., a marketer and distributor of home furnishing products from 2006 through 2012, and was a Principal at a turnaround management firm Masson & Company from 2001 through 2005. Previously, Mr. Rovit held the positions of Chief Financial Officer of Best Manufacturing, Inc., a manufacturer and distributor of institutional service apparel and textiles, from 1998 through 2001 and Chief Financial Officer of Royce Hosiery Mills, Inc., a manufacturer and distributor of men’s and women’s hosiery, from 1991 through 1998. Mr. Rovit is a director of Xpress Retail and a director emeritus of Nellson Nutraceuticals, Inc., Kid Brands Inc., Atkins Nutritional, Inc., Oneida, Ltd., Cosmetic Essence, Inc. and Twin Star International. Mr. Rovit received his Bachelor of Arts degree cum laude from Dartmouth College and has a Masters of Business Administration from the Harvard Business School. Mr. Rovit is a member of our Audit Committee. Mr. Rovit’s experience with the operations and management of various consumer products companies led the Board of Directors to conclude that he should be a member of the Board of Directors.

Dave Prichard

Basic Compensation

Name Fiscal Year Total

David Maura

11,182,500

Andreas Rouve

5,745,890

Douglas Martin

2,944,990

Nathan Fagre

2,117,860

Stacey Neu

1,295,530

Joseph Steinberg

230,001

Ehsan Zargar

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Kenneth Ambrecht

250,222

Norman Matthews

248,633

Terry Polistina

231,596

Hugh Rovit

234,727

Dave Prichard

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As Of  29 Sep 2016