People: Acuity Brands Inc (AYI.N)

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Vernon Nagel

56 2005 Chairman of the Board, President, Chief Executive Officer

Richard Reece

57 2006 Chief Financial Officer, Executive Vice President

Mark Black

52 2013 Executive Vice President

W Battle

2014 Director

James Hance

69 2014 Director

Dominic Pileggi

62 2012 Director

Peter Browning

72 2001 Independent Director

George Guynn

71 2008 Independent Director

Gordon Harnett

71 2009 Independent Director

Robert McCullough

71 2003 Independent Director

Julia North

66 2002 Independent Director

Ray Robinson

66 2001 Independent Director

Norman Wesley

63 2011 Independent Director

Biographies

Name Description

Vernon Nagel

Mr. Vernon J. Nagel is Chairman of the Board, President and Chief Executive Officer of the Company. He is the Vice Chairman and Chief Financial Officer from January 2004 through August 2004, and Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer from December 2001 to January 2004. He is the Certified Public Accountant (inactive). He serves on the Governance Board of the National Electrical Manufacturers Association and the Board of the Industry Data Exchange Association.

Richard Reece

Mr. Richard K. Reece is Chief Financial Officer, Executive Vice President of the Company. He was a Executive Vice President of the Company since September 2006; Senior Vice President from December 2005 to September 2006; and Chief Financial Officer since December 2005. He was the Vice President, Finance and Chief Financial Officer of Belden, Inc. (“Belden”) from April 2002 to November 2005, President of Belden’s Communications Division from June 1999 to April 2002, Vice-President Finance, Treasurer and Chief Financial Officer of Belden from August 1993 to June 1999. He is a Certified Public Accountant and is a Member of the American Institute and the Texas Society of Certified Public Accountants. He serves on the Board of the National Association of Manufacturers.

Mark Black

Mr. Mark A. Black is Executive Vice President of the Company. He was Senior Vice President, Acuity Business Systems for Acuity Brands, Inc. from September 2006 until December 2007, Independent consultant for ‘Lean’ principles and implementation from September 2003 until August 2006, President of CPM, Inc. from December 2000 until August 2003 , Vice President of Operations and Corporate Officer of WPT Inc. from May 1997 through January 2000.

W Battle

Mr. W. Patrick Battle is Director of the Acuity Brands, Inc. Mr. Battle is currently involved in several strategic ventures, including 818 Sports and Entertainment, which is a global, digital media, sports content distribution company. Mr. Battle served as Chairman of IMG College from 2007 until 2011, following the acquisition of The Collegiate Licensing Company (CLC) by IMG Worldwide. Under his leadership, IMG College became the leader in developing and managing integrated licensing, marketing and multimedia rights programs for more than 200 US universities, conferences, bowls, and the NCAA. Prior to joining IMG in 2007, Mr. Battle was president and chief executive officer of CLC, where he worked since 1984. CLC, located in Atlanta, Georgia, is the nation’s oldest and largest marketing agency dedicated to providing domestic and international trademark licensing services to the collegiate market. The Board determined that Mr. Battle was qualified to serve as a director on the Company’s Board due to his extensive management, operational, and marketing experience. Mr. Battle will participate in the standard non-employee director compensation arrangements described in the Company’s 2013 proxy statement. In accordance with the standard compensation arrangements, the Board of Directors approved a one-time restricted stock award for Mr. Battle with a value of $20,000 under the Corporation’s 2012 Omnibus Stock Incentive Compensation Plan. The stock award will vest ratably over three years. Additionally, the Company has entered into its standard form of Indemnification Agreement with Mr. Battle that provides for the Company to indemnify directors against all expenses (as defined in the agreement), judgments, fines and amounts paid in settlement actually and reasonably incurred by a director and arising out of the director’s service.

James Hance

Mr. James H. Hance, Jr., is Director of Acuity Brands, Inc. Mr. Hance is an operating executive of The Carlyle Group (“Carlyle”) and serves on its board of directors. Prior to joining Carlyle in 2005, Mr. Hance was the former Chief Financial Officer and former Vice Chairman and member of the board of Bank of America where he spent 18 years. He is a certified public accountant and worked for Price Waterhouse (now PricewaterhouseCoopers) for 17 years. Mr. Hance is currently a director of Duke Energy Corporation, Cousins Properties, Inc., and Ford Motor Company.

Dominic Pileggi

Mr. Dominic J. Pileggi is Director of the Company. Mr. Pileggi is the Chairman since 2006 of Thomas & Betts Corporation, a manufacturer and marketer of electrical components, which was acquired by ABB Ltd. in May 2012 and also the Chief Executive Officer of Thomas & Betts from January 2004 until his retirement in 2012; held other management positions at Thomas & Betts, including Chief Operating Officer (2003 to 2004) and President—Electrical Products (2000 to 2003). He has held senior executive positions at Casco Plastic, Inc., Jordan Telecommunications and Viasystems Group, Inc. from 1995 to 2000. He is the Chairman of the Board of Governors of the National Electrical Manufacturers Association. He is the Director: Exide Corporation and Viasystems Group. His Previous Directorships: Lubrizol Corporation.

Peter Browning

Mr. Peter C. Browning is Independent Director of the Company. He is the Managing Director of Peter Browning Partners Board Advisory Services since 2010. He is the Lead Director of Nucor Corporation since 2006. He is the Non-executive Chairman of Nucor Corporation from September 2000 to 2006 and also Dean of the McColl Graduate School of Business at Queens University of Charlotte, North Carolina, from March 2002 to May 2005. He has been Executive of Sonoco Products Company 1993 to 2000. Last served as President and Chief Executive Officer from 1998 to July 2000. He was the Chairman and CEO of National Gypsum 1990 to 1993. He has been the Director: EnPro Industries, Inc., Lowe’s Companies, Inc., and Nucor Corporation. Previous Directorships: Wachovia Corporation and The Phoenix Companies, Inc.

George Guynn

Mr. George C. Guynn is Independent Director of the Company. Mr. Guynn was the President and Chief Executive Officer of the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta from 1995 through 2006 and Chief Operating Officer from 1983 through 2005. He has also been the Director: Genuine Parts Company and Oxford Industries, Inc and Trustee: Ridgeworth Investments and GenSpring Multi-Manager Portfolio (formerly GenSpring Growth Capital).

Gordon Harnett

Mr. Gordon D. Harnett is Independent Director of the Company. He was Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer of Brush Engineered Materials Inc. (now known as Materion Corporation) from 1991 until May 2006, Senior Vice President of The B.F. Goodrich Company (“Goodrich”) from 1988 to 1991; President and Chief Executive Officer of Tremco Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Goodrich, from 1982 to 1988; series of senior executive positions with Goodrich from 1977 to 1982. He has been the Director: EnPro Industries, Inc. (Non-executive Chairman) and PolyOne Corporation (Lead Director). Previous Directorships: Brush Engineered Materials, Inc. and The Lubrizol Corporation.

Robert McCullough

Mr. Robert F. McCullough Jr., is Independent Director of the Company. He is Former Chief Financial Officer of AMVESCAP PLC (now known as Invesco Ltd.), from April 1996 to May 2004, and Senior Partner from May 2004 until he retired in December 2006. He joined the New York audit staff of Arthur Andersen LLP in 1964, served as Partner from 1972 until 1996, and served as Managing Partner in Atlanta from 1987 until April 1996. He is the Certified Public Accountant. He is the Member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the Georgia Society of Certified Public Accountants and also Director: Primerica, Inc. and Schweitzer-Mauduit International, Inc. Previous Directorships: Comverge, Inc. and Mirant Corporation.

Julia North

Ms. Julia B. North is Independent Director of the Company. She is the President and Chief Executive Officer of VSI Enterprises, Inc., a Georgia-based manufacturer of video conferencing systems, from November 1997 to July 1999. She has held various positions at BellSouth Corporation from 1972 through October 1997, most recently as President, Consumer Services. She is the Director: Community Health Systems, Inc. and Lumos Networks Corp. Her Previous Directorships: Simtrol, Inc., Winn-Dixie Stores, Inc., MAPICS, Inc., and NTELOS Holdings Corp.

Ray Robinson

Mr. Ray M. Robinson is Independent Director of the Company. He has been the Non-executive Chairman of Citizens Trust Bank since May 2003. President of Atlanta’s East Lake Golf Club from May 2003 to December 2005, and President Emeritus since December 2005. He has been Vice Chairman of Atlanta’s East Lake Community Foundation since January 2005 and Chairman from November 2003 until January 2005 and President of the Southern Region of AT&T Corporation from 1996 to May 2003, Director: Aaron’s Inc., American Airlines, Avnet, Inc. (Lead Director), and Citizens Trust Bank (trading as Citizens Bancshares), Previous Directorships: Choicepoint Inc., Mirant Corporation, and RailAmerica, Inc.

Norman Wesley

Mr. Norman H. Wesley is Independent Director of the Company. He is Chairman of Fortune Brands, Inc. (“Fortune”) from December 1999 until September 2008; served as Chief Executive Officer from December 1999 to December 2007; also served in a series of senior executive positions with Fortune from 1984 to 1999. He has been Director: ACCO Brands Corporation, Fortune Brands Home & Security, Inc., and Green Mountain Coffee Roasters, Inc. Previous Directorships: R.R. Donnelly & Sons Company, Pactiv Corporation, and Fortune Brands, Inc.

Basic Compensation

Options Compensation

Name Options Value

Vernon Nagel

808,264 24,445,186

Richard Reece

88,506 3,853,393

Mark Black

19,763 528,450

W Battle

0 0

James Hance

0 0

Dominic Pileggi

0 0

Peter Browning

0 0

George Guynn

0 0

Gordon Harnett

0 0

Robert McCullough

0 0

Julia North

0 0

Ray Robinson

0 0

Norman Wesley

0 0
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