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Aaron's Inc (AAN.N)

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Ray Robinson

69 2014 Independent Chairman of the Board

John Robinson

45 2014 Chief Executive Officer, Director

Steven Michaels

45 2016 Chief Financial Officer, President - Strategic Operations

Douglas Lindsay

46 2017 President - Aaron’s Business

Ryan Woodley

40 2017 Chief Executive Officer of Progressive Finance Holdings, LLC

Robert Kamerschen

49 2016 Executive Vice President, Chief Administrative Officer, General Counsel, Corporate Secretary

Robert Sinclair

55 1999 Vice President, Corporate Controller

Curtis Doman

44 2015 Director

Kathy Betty

61 2012 Independent Director

Douglas Curling

62 2016 Independent Director

Cynthia Day

51 2011 Independent Director

Walter Ehmer

51 2016 Independent Director

Hubert Harris

73 2012 Independent Director

Robert Yanker

58 2016 Independent Director

Mario Hansbrough

2016 IR Contact Officer

Biographies

Name Description

Ray Robinson

Mr. Ray M. Robinson is an Independent Chairman of the Board of Aaron's, Inc. From November 2012 until his appointment as Chairman, Mr. Robinson was the Company’s independent lead director. Mr. Robinson started his career at AT&T in 1968, and prior to his retirement in 2003, he held several executive positions, including President of the Southern Region, its largest region, President and Chief Executive Officer of AT&T Tridom, Vice President of Operations for AT&T Business Customer Care, Vice President of AT&T Outbound Services, and Vice President of AT&T Public Relations. Mr. Robinson is also a director of Acuity Brands, Inc., a lighting solutions company, American Airlines Group Inc., a holding company operating various commercial airlines (including American Airlines and US Airways), Avnet, Inc., a distributor of electronic components, enterprise computer and storage products, information technology services and embedded subsystems, and Fortress Transportation and Infrastructure Investors LLC, an investor in infrastructure and equipment for the transportation of goods and people, all of which are public companies. Since 2003, Mr. Robinson has also served as a director and non-executive Chairman of Citizens Bancshares Corporation and its subsidiary, Citizens Trust Bank, the largest African American-owned bank in the Southeastern United States and the nation’s second largest. As of January 2017, Citizens Bancshares Corporation no longer is a publicly traded company, and its subsidiary, Citizens Trust Bank, is not a publicly traded company. Mr. Robinson previously served as a director of RailAmerica, Inc. from 2010 to 2012. Mr. Robinson has also been Vice Chairman of the East Lake Community Foundation in Atlanta, Georgia since November 2003.

John Robinson

Mr. John W. Robinson III is Chief Executive Officer, Director of Aaron’s, Inc. Mr. Robinson was also named President of the Company as of February 2016. From 2012 to November 2014, Mr. Robinson served as the Chief Executive Officer of Progressive Finance Holdings, LLC, which was acquired by Aaron’s, Inc. in April 2014. Prior to working at Progressive, he served as the President and Chief Operating Officer of TMX Finance LLC, or “TMX Finance.” He joined TMX Finance as Chief Operating Officer in 2004 and was appointed President in 2008. TMX Finance filed a voluntary Chapter 11 bankruptcy proceeding in April 2009 from which it emerged in April 2010. Prior to working at TMX Finance, he worked in the investment banking groups at Morgan Stanley, Lehman Brothers and Wheat First Butcher Singer.

Steven Michaels

Mr. Steven A. Michaels, CPA., is Chief Financial Officer, President - Strategic Operations of the Company. Mr. Michaels previously served as President from April 2014 until February 2016, Vice President Strategic Planning & Business Development from 2013 until April 2014, Vice President, Finance from 2012 until April 2014 and Vice President, Finance, Aaron’s Sales & Lease Ownership Division from 2008 until 2011.

Douglas Lindsay

Mr. Douglas A. Lindsay is President - Aaron’s Business of the Company. Prior to joining the Company, Mr. Lindsay served as the Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer at ACE Cash Express from February 2012 to January 2016. Previously Mr. Lindsay also served as the Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer from June 2007 to February 2012 and the Vice President, Finance and Treasurer from February 2005 to June 2007 for ACE Cash Express.

Ryan Woodley

Mr. Ryan K. Woodley is Chief Executive Officer of Progressive Finance Holdings, LLC of the Company. Mr. Woodley joined Progressive Finance Holdings, LLC as Chief Operating Officer and Chief Financial Officer in June of 2013. Prior to that, he was Chief Operating Officer and Chief Financial Officer at DigiCert, a digital security certificate provider which was sold to TA Associates in November 2012.

Robert Kamerschen

Mr. Robert W. Kamerschen is Executive Vice President, Chief Administrative Officer, General Counsel, Corporate Secretary of the Company. Previously, Mr. Kamerschen served as Senior Vice President and General Counsel from June 2013 and also as Corporate Secretary from November 2013. Before joining the Company, Mr. Kamerschen worked at information solution provider Equifax Inc. from 2008 through 2013, serving in multiple executive positions and most recently as its U.S. Chief Counsel, Senior Vice President and Chief Compliance Officer. Mr. Kamerschen began his legal career in 1994 in the Atlanta office of the international law firm Troutman Sanders LLP.

Robert Sinclair

Mr. Robert P. Sinclair, Jr. is Vice President, Corporate Controller of the Company.

Curtis Doman

Mr. Curtis Linn Doman is Director of the Company. He has served as a director of the Company since August 2015. Mr. Doman currently serves as the Chief Technology Officer of the Company’s Progressive segment. He was also President of IDS, Inc. from September 1993 until October 2015.

Kathy Betty

Ms. Kathy T. Betty is an Independent Director of the Company. From 2009 until 2011, Ms. Betty was the owner of the Atlanta Dream of the WNBA. She also founded The Tradewind Group, an incubator company, where she worked until 2007. Her other experience includes serving as Executive Vice President and Partner of ScottMadden from 1993 to 2000, where she worked on international mergers and acquisitions, and working at Ernst & Young LLP from 1989 to 1993, including serving as one of the first women admitted to the partnership.

Douglas Curling

Mr. Douglas C. Curling is an Independent Director of Aaron's, Inc. Since March 2009, Mr. Curling has been the managing principal of New Kent Capital LLC, a family-run investment business, and New Kent Consulting LLC, a privacy and mergers and acquisitions consulting business. From 1997 until September 2008, Mr. Curling held various executive positions at ChoicePoint Inc., a provider of identification and credential verification services that was sold to Reed Elsevier in 2008, including serving as President from April 2002 to September 2008, as Chief Operating Officer from 1999 to September 2008 and as Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer from 1997 to May 1999. Mr. Curling also served as a director of ChoicePoint Inc. from May 2000 to September 2008. Mr. Curling currently serves on the board of directors of CoreLogic, a New York Stock Exchange listed company providing global property information, analytics and data-enabled services to financial services organizations and real estate professionals.

Cynthia Day

Ms. Cynthia N. Day is an Independent Director of Aaron's, Inc. Ms. Day is currently President and Chief Executive Officer of Citizens Bancshares Corporation and Citizens Trust Bank. She served as Chief Operating Officer and Senior Executive Vice President of Citizens Trust Bank from 2003 to January 2012 and served as its acting President and Chief Executive Officer from January 2012 to February 2012. Ms. Day previously served as the Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer and in other capacities of Citizens Federal Savings Bank of Birmingham from 1993 until its acquisition by Citizens Trust Bank in 2003 and previously served as an audit manager for KPMG. She currently serves on the board of directors of Primerica, Inc., Citizens Bancshares Corporation and its subsidiary, Citizens Trust Bank. As of January 2017, Citizens Bancshares Corporation no longer is a publicly traded company, and its subsidiary, Citizens Trust Bank, is not a publicly traded company. Ms. Day has also served as a member of the board of directors of the National Bankers Association, the Georgia Society of CPAs, the University of Alabama Continuing Education Advisory Board and the United Negro College Fund.

Walter Ehmer

Mr. Walter Ehmer is Independent Director of the company. Mr. Ehmer is currently the President and Chief Executive Officer of Waffle House, Inc., or “Waffle House,” a position he has held since 2012. Mr. Ehmer has held various positions with Waffle House since joining the company in 1992 as a senior buyer in the purchasing department, including most recently serving as its President and Chief Operating Officer from 2006 until 2012 and as Chief Financial Officer from 2001 until 2006. Mr. Ehmer previously served as a member of the Georgia Tech Industrial Engineering Advisory Board, the Georgia Tech Alumni Association Board of Trustees and the Georgia Tech President’s Advisory Board. Mr. Ehmer is also a past chairperson of the Georgia Tech Alumni Association and currently serves as a member of the executive committee of the Georgia Tech Foundation. Mr. Ehmer also serves on the boards of the City of Atlanta Policy Foundation and the Metro Atlanta Chamber of Commerce.

Hubert Harris

Mr. Hubert L. Harris, Jr., is an Independent Director of Aaron's, Inc. Since 1992, Mr. Harris has owned and operated Harris Plantation, Inc., a cattle, hay and timber business. Mr. Harris has also served as a trustee for SEI mutual funds since 2008. Mr. Harris previously served as CEO of Invesco North America, CFO of Invesco PLC and Chairman of Invesco Retirement Services, and served on the board of directors of Invesco from 1993 to 2004. From 1988 to 2005, Mr. Harris was President and Executive Director of the International Association for Financial Planning. Mr. Harris also served as the Assistant Director of the Office of Management and Budget in Washington, D.C. from 1977 to 1980. Mr. Harris is on the Board of Councilors of the Carter Center, and he previously served as chair of the Georgia Tech Foundation and chair of the Georgia Tech Alumni Association.

Robert Yanker

Mr. Robert H. Yanker is Independent Director of the company. Mr. Yanker is currently a Director Emeritus at McKinsey & Company, or “McKinsey.” Mr. Yanker served at McKinsey for 27 years, from 1986 to 2013, where he worked with a variety of clients in the industrial, consumer and telecommunications sectors on a full range of issues from strategy, portfolio assessment, sales and operations transformation, restructuring and capability building. Mr. Yanker also served as a director of Wausau Paper Corp., a NYSE-listed manufacturer of away-from-home towel and tissue products, from July 2015 until January 2016 when the company was acquired by a subsidiary of SCA Americas, Inc.

Mario Hansbrough

Basic Compensation

Name Fiscal Year Total

Ray Robinson

276,445

John Robinson

6,687,210

Steven Michaels

2,161,740

Douglas Lindsay

2,071,790

Ryan Woodley

2,843,660

Robert Kamerschen

1,067,020

Robert Sinclair

--

Curtis Doman

2,217,060

Kathy Betty

--

Douglas Curling

175,000

Cynthia Day

195,000

Walter Ehmer

122,917

Hubert Harris

156,250

Robert Yanker

131,210

Mario Hansbrough

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As Of  30 Dec 2016