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Alico Inc (ALCO.O)

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Hank Slack

66 2017 Executive Chairman of the Board

Remy Trafelet

46 2017 President, Chief Executive Officer, Director

George Brokaw

49 2017 Executive Vice Chairman of the Board

John Kiernan

49 2015 Chief Financial Officer, Senior Vice President

W. Mark Humphrey

45 2015 Senior Vice President, Chief Accounting Officer

James Sampel

52 2015 Chief Information Officer

Steven Lewis

56 2010 Treasurer

R. Greg Eisner

34 2013 Independent Director

Benjamin Fishman

40 2013 Independent Director

W. Andrew Krusen

68 2013 Independent Director

Biographies

Name Description

Hank Slack

Mr. Hank R. Slack is Executive Chairman of the Board of the Company. He served on the Board of Directors since November 19, 2013 and as Executive Chairman since December 31, 2016, and brings to the Board of Directors extensive experience in the areas of business, finance and capital markets. Mr. Slack served as Chairman of Terra Industries, an international nitrogen-based fertilizer company, from 2001 until 2010, and as a director of Terra Industries from 1983 to 2010. Mr. Slack is Chairman of the Advisory Board of Blakeney Limited Partners. He has also served as a director of E. Oppenheimer and Son International Limited, a private investment and holding company. He was Chief Executive Officer of Minorco SA, an international mining company, from 1991 until 1999, when that company merged with Anglo American Corporation to form Anglo American plc. Mr. Slack was a member of the board of directors and the executive committee of Anglo American Corporation, an international mining finance company, from 1981 until 1999. He has also served on the board of directors of Salomon Brothers Inc., a provider of investment-banking, securities underwriting, and foreign exchange trading services, from 1982 to 1988, SAB Miller plc., one of the world’s largest brewers, from 1998 to 2002, and for more than 20 years on the board of Engelhard Corporation, a supplier of catalysts used in the petroleum, chemical and food industries, until its acquisition in 2006. Mr. Slack holds a B.A. degree in History from Princeton University.

Remy Trafelet

Mr. Remy White Trafelet is President, Chief Executive Officer, Director of the Company. He served on the Board of Directors since November 19, 2013 and as President and Chief Executive Officer since December 31, 2016, and brings extensive knowledge and experience in the areas of finance and capital markets. Mr. Trafelet is a Managing Partner of Trafelet Brokaw & Company, LLC, a New York-based private investment management firm. Mr. Trafelet also serves as Managing Member of Trafelet Brokaw Capital Management, LP, and a Member of 734 Agriculture, LLC. He currently serves as Chairman of HazelTree Treasury Management Solutions, which Mr. Trafelet founded in 2009. In 2000, Mr. Trafelet founded Trafelet Delta Funds, LLC. Prior to founding Trafelet Delta Funds, LLC, Mr. Trafelet was a portfolio manager at Fidelity Management and Research Company. Mr. Trafelet is a trustee of Phillips Exeter Academy, and a board member of Children’s Scholarship Fund and Boys Club of New York. Mr. Trafelet earned an A.B. degree from Dartmouth College, where he graduated with honors and was named a Presidential Scholar. He is also a Chartered Financial Analyst.

George Brokaw

Mr. George R. Brokaw J.D is Executive Vice Chairman of the Board of the Company. He served on the Board of Directors since November 19, 2013 and as Vice Chairman since December 31, 2016, and brings extensive knowledge and experience in the areas of business, finance and capital markets. Mr. Brokaw is Managing Partner at Trafelet Brokaw & Company, LLC, a New York-based private investment management firm, and a director of DISH Network Corporation. He previously served as the Managing Director of the Highbridge Growth Equity Fund at Highbridge Principal Strategies, LLC. Prior to joining Highbridge in 2012, Mr. Brokaw was a Managing Partner and Head of Private Equity at Perry Capital, LLC (“Perry”). Mr. Brokaw also served as a director to several companies, including: American Energy Partners Inc., Capital Business Credit LLC, Timberstar, and Value Place Holdings LLC. Prior to joining Perry in 2005, Mr. Brokaw was Managing Director of Lazard Frères & Co. LLC. Mr. Brokaw received a B.A. degree from Yale University and a J.D. and M.B.A. degree from the University of Virginia. Mr. Brokaw is a member of the New York Bar.

John Kiernan

Mr. John E. Kiernan is Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of the Company. He worked as the CFO of Greenwich Associates, a private global research-based consulting firm serving the financial services industry. He previously worked as the Treasurer and SVP for Capital Markets & Risk Management for Global Crossing until its $3 billion sale to Level 3 in 2011. He was also the Vice President of Investor Relations for Misys plc, which maintained a public listing on the London Stock Exchange and a NASDAQ listing for one of its subsidiaries, and a Director of Corporate Development for IBM. Earlier in his career, Mr. Kiernan served as a Managing Director at Bear Stearns, specializing in IPOs and M&A for technology companies. He received a BA in Finance and History summa cum laude from Saint Vincent College, an MBA from the Darden Graduate School of Business Administration and a Juris Doctorate from the University of Virginia School of Law. He is a member of New York Bar and a Certified Treasury Professional.

W. Mark Humphrey

Mr. W. Mark Humphrey CPA is no longer Senior Vice President, Chief Accounting Officer of the Company effective April 3, 2017. He was the Chief Financial Officer for the Compass Management Group, LLC, a diversified company involved in the management of homeowners associations and commercial properties in Southwest Florida. Prior to his involvement with the Compass Management Group he held similar positions with Prism Microwave, Inc. and Source Interlink Companies. Mr. Humphrey started his career with PricewaterhouseCoopers and spent two years in the firm’s National Accounting & SEC Directorate in New York City where he helped develop Sarbanes-Oxley methodology for the firm and its clients. Mr. Humphrey holds a BS and MS degree in Accounting from the University of Florida, and he has a Florida CPA designation.

James Sampel

Mr. James Sampel is Chief Information Officer of the Company. He was CIO and Managing Director of Greenwich Associates, a research based consulting firm servicing the financial services industry, Director of Information Technology for 454 Life Sciences Corporation, an early-stage life sciences equipment manufacturing company, Manager of Advanced and Emerging Technology for Perkin Elmer a Fortune 200 manufacturer of life sciences and laboratory equipment; Previous roles with Perkin Elmer included: Manager of Global Infrastructure, Senior Network Architect, Senior Systems Analyst, Software Support Supervisor and Field Service Engineer. James earned his M.B.A. in Information Systems, Pace University; B.S. in Electronics Engineering Technology from DeVry University.

Steven Lewis

Mr. Steven C. Lewis CPA is Treasurer of the Company. He served as Chief Financial Officer for WilsonMiller, Inc. and was the Corporate Controller of Miromar Development Corporation in Southwest Florida. Mr. Lewis also spent approximately six years in public accounting, principally with Kenneth Leventhal & Company in Miami, Florida. He holds a BS degree in Accounting from the University of Florida, and he has a Florida CPA designation.

R. Greg Eisner

Mr. R. Greg Eisner is Independent Director of the Company. He is the President of Engineers Gate LP, a proprietary trading firm focused on quantitative strategies founded in early 2014 and consults for Dubin & Company, LP, an investment firm managed on behalf of Glenn Dubin and his family interests. Prior to joining Dubin & Company in 2013, Mr. Eisner was a Managing Director and the Chief Operating Officer of Hedge Fund Strategies for J.P. Morgan Asset Management. From 2005 through 2012, Mr. Eisner held various positions at Highbridge Capital Management, including Chief Operating Officer of Business Development, Chief Strategy Officer of Gávea Investimentos and Head of Corporate Strategy and, in 2010, led J.P. Morgan and Highbridge’s purchase of a majority interest in Gávea Investimentos. Mr. Eisner also served on the board of directors of Louis Dreyfus Highbridge Energy LLC, an integrated merchant energy business and portfolio company of Highbridge. Prior to joining Highbridge in 2005, Mr. Eisner was an investment banker in Mergers and Acquisitions at The Blackstone Group and in Energy and Power at Banc of America Securities. Mr. Eisner earned his B.S. degree in Economics and B.A. degree in Philosophy, magna cum laude, from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania, where he was a Joseph Wharton and Benjamin Franklin Scholar.

Benjamin Fishman

Mr. Benjamin D. Fishman is Independent Director of the Company. He served on the Board of Directors since November 19, 2013 and brings to the Board of Directors extensive knowledge and experience in the agriculture industry. Mr. Fishman is a Managing Principal of Arlon Group, the investment arm of Continental Grain Company, and is focused on the activities of the Arlon food and agriculture investment program, which targets investments across the food and agriculture value chain and seeks to provide long-term growth capital for companies. Mr. Fishman began his career at Continental Grain Company in 1998. He left Continental Grain Company to co-found The Grow Network in 2000, which was sold to the McGraw-Hill Companies in 2004. In 2005, Mr. Fishman was a National Finalist for the White House Fellowship, and currently, Mr. Fishman is a board member of Grandpoint Capital, Inc., CiCi's Holdings, Inc., and Rose Displays Ltd., and a Member of the Alumni Council of Collegiate School in New York City. Mr. Fishman received his B.A. degree, cum laude, from Princeton University.

W. Andrew Krusen

Mr. W. Andrew Krusen Jr. is Independent Director of the Company. He Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Dominion Financial Group, Inc., a merchant banking organization that provides investment capital to the natural resources, communications and manufacturing and distribution sectors. He is also the managing member of Gulf Standard Energy, LLC, an oil and gas concern, and the managing member of Krusen-Douglas, LLC, a large landowner in the Tampa, Florida area. Mr. Krusen serves as a director of publicly traded Exactech, Inc., a developer and distributor of orthopedic implant devices, Raymond James Trust Company, a subsidiary of Raymond James Financial, Inc., as well as several privately held companies, including Beall’s Inc. and Romark Laboratories, L.C. He is currently a director and Chairman of Florida Capital Group, Inc., a Florida bank holding company, as well as Florida Capital Bank, N.A., its wholly owned subsidiary. Mr. Krusen is a former member of the Young Presidents’ Organization, and is currently a member of the World President’s Organization and the Society of International Business Fellows. He is a past Chairman of Tampa’s Museum of Science and Industry. Mr. Krusen holds a B.A. degree in Geology from Princeton University.

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