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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Jose Almeida

53 2016 Chairman of the Board, Chief Executive Officer

James Saccaro

43 2015 Corporate Vice President and Chief Financial Officer

Marcus Schabacker

52 2015 Chief Scientific Officer, Corporate Vice President

David Scharf

48 2009 Corporate Vice President, General Counsel

.. Karp

2016 Corporate Vice President, Controller

Jeanne Mason

60 2006 Corporate Vice President - Human Resources

Brik Eyre

52 2015 Corporate Vice President, President - Hospital Products

Robert Felicelli

57 2015 Corporate Vice President - Quality

Timothy Lawrence

53 2015 Corporate Vice President - Operations

Jill Schaaf

52 2015 Corporate Vice President and President - Renal

Paul Vibert

56 2015 President, Corporate Vice President - International

Peter Hellman

66 2011 Lead Independent Director

Thomas Chen

66 2012 Independent Director

Uma Chowdhry

68 2012 Independent Director

John Forsyth

68 2003 Independent Director

James Gavin

70 2003 Independent Director

Munib Islam

42 2015 Independent Director

Michael Mahoney

51 2015 Independent Director

Carole Shapazian

72 2003 Independent Director

Thomas Stallkamp

69 2008 Independent Director

Kornelis Storm

74 2003 Independent Director

Albert Stroucken

68 2004 Independent Director

Clare Trachtman

2015 Vice President, Investor Relations

Biographies

Name Description

Jose Almeida

Mr. Jose E. Almeida is Chairman of the Board, Chief Executive Officer of the Company. Between October 2015 and January 2016, Mr. Almeida served as an executive officer of the company. Previously, he served as an operating executive to the Carlye Group L.P. from May 2015 until October 2015. Previously, he served as the Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer of Covidien plc (Covidien) from March 2012 to January 2015, prior to Medtronic Inc.’s acquisition of Covidien, and President and Chief Executive Officer of Covidien from July 2011 to March 2012. Mr. Almeida served in other executive roles with Covidien (formerly Tyco Healthcare) between April 2004 and June 2011.

James Saccaro

Mr. James K. Saccaro is Corporate Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of the Company. Mr. Saccaro was Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer at Hill-Rom Corporation from December 2013 to July 2014 prior to rejoining Baxter in July 2014 as Special Advisor to the Chief Executive Officer. Prior to that, Mr. Saccaro served as Corporate Vice President and Treasurer of Baxter from 2011 to 2013. He originally joined the company in 2002 as manager of strategy for the company’s former BioScience business, and from there moved onto positions of increasing responsibility, including Vice President of Financial Planning and Vice President of Finance for the company’s operations in Europe, Middle East and Africa. Prior to Baxter, he held strategy and business development positions at Clear Channel Communications and the Walt Disney Company.

Marcus Schabacker

Dr. Marcus Schabacker, M.D. Ph.D., is Chief Scientific Officer, Corporate Vice President of the Company. Dr. Schabacker joined the company in 2011. Prior to his current role, Dr. Schabacker served as Vice President, R&D, Medical Products. Dr. Schabacker held the position of Senior Vice President and Chief Scientific Officer at ConvaTec, Inc. before joining the company. His previous roles include Corporate Vice President R&D at B. Braun Medical and Senior Medical Officer at Mafikeng General Hospital, South Africa.

David Scharf

Mr. David P. Scharf is the Corporate Vice President, General Counsel of the Company. Mr. Scharf joined Baxter in July 2005 and served in a number of positions, including Deputy General Counsel and Corporate Secretary. Prior to joining Baxter, Mr. Scharf was with Guidant Corporation from 2002, in roles of increasing responsibility.

.. Karp

Ms. Karp has been appointed as Corporate Vice President, Controller of the Company., effective 1 April 2016. Ms. Karp has served as Assistant Corporate Controller for the Company since June 2013. Previously, she served as Corporate Controller for Mesirow Financial Holdings, Inc. from September 2012 to May 2013 and as Vice President, Investment Accounting and Reporting and Assistant Vice President, Technical Advisory for CNA Financial Corporation from September 2007 to May 2012. Prior to that, she held various financial positions at PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP and KPMG LLP.

Jeanne Mason

Dr. Jeanne K. Mason Ph.D. is Corporate Vice President - Human Resources of the Company. Prior to joining Baxter in May 2006, Dr. Mason was with General Electric from 1988, holding various leadership positions, the most recent of which was with GE Insurance Solutions, a primary insurance and reinsurance business, where she was responsible for global human resource functions.

Brik Eyre

Mr. Brik V. Eyre is the Corporate Vice President, President - Hospital Products of the Company. Mr. Eyre joined the company in 2008 as general manager for BioPharma Solutions, our manufacturing and contract services business. He later served as general manager for our U.S. medication delivery business and most recently he was Corporate Vice President and President, Renal. Prior to joining Baxter, he held a variety of senior management positions at Cardinal Health, Inc., including president of Cardinal’s PreSource Products and Services business.

Robert Felicelli

Mr. Robert Felicelli is Corporate Vice President - Quality of the Company. Mr. Felicelli joined the company in 2009 and has held several positions of increasing responsibility. He previously served as Vice President, Quality, in BioPharma Solutions, Baxter’s global manufacturing and contract services business. Prior to that, he served as Vice President of Lifecycle Management in Renal.

Timothy Lawrence

Mr. Timothy P. Lawrence is Corporate Vice President - Operations of the Company. Most recently he served as Vice President of manufacturing and supply chain. Mr. Lawrence joined the company in 2001 as the Director of Operations at one of our former BioScience manufacturing facilities. In 2003, he was named plant manager for one of our manufacturing facilities and in 2006 assumed the role of Vice President of Manufacturing, Renal. In 2008, Mr. Lawrence was appointed Vice President of Manufacturing for our Medication Delivery business. Mr. Lawrence currently serves as President of the Baxter International Foundation.

Jill Schaaf

Ms. Jill M. Schaaf is Corporate Vice President and President - Renal of the Company. Most recently Ms. Schaaf was global franchise head for our chronic renal franchise. She joined the company in 2001 and has held several positions including Vice President of Home Therapies, Marketing, Vice President of Home Hemodialysis and general manager of the U.S. Renal business. Prior to joining Baxter, she served in a variety of global and U.S. marketing roles at Searle Medical Products.

Paul Vibert

Mr. Paul Vibert is President, Corporate Vice President - International of the Company. Mr. Vibert joined the company in January 2008 as Vice President of Business Development for Asia Pacific. He also served as regional general manager for China and Hong Kong for two years before moving to Ferring Pharmaceuticals, as Senior Vice President, Asia Pacific, from May 2011 to May 2013. He returned to Baxter in May 2013 as President of Western Europe, and assumed his current role in January 2015. Prior to joining Baxter in 2008, Vibert spent 19 years with Abbott Laboratories, where he held various leadership positions.

Peter Hellman

Mr. Peter S. Hellman is Lead Independent Director of Baxter International Inc. From 2000 until his retirement in 2008, Mr. Hellman held various positions at Nordson Corporation, most recently as President and Chief Financial and Administrative Officer. From 1989 to 1999, Mr. Hellman held various positions with TRW Inc., the most recent of which was President and Chief Operating Officer. Mr. Hellman currently serves as a director of The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company and Owens-Illinois, Inc. Mr. Hellman previously served as a director of Qwest Communications International Inc.

Thomas Chen

Mr. Thomas F. Chen is an Independent Director of Baxter International Inc. Mr. Chen served as Senior Vice President and President of International Nutrition of Abbott Laboratories before retiring in 2010. During his 22-year career at Abbott, Mr. Chen served in a number of roles with expanding responsibilities, primarily in Pacific/Asia/Africa where he oversaw expansion into emerging markets. Prior to Abbott, he held several management positions at American Cyanamid Company, which later merged with Pfizer. Mr. Chen currently serves as a director of Stericycle, Inc. Mr. Chen previously served as a director of Cyanotech Corporation.

Uma Chowdhry

Dr. Uma Chowdhry, Ph.D. is an Independent Director of Baxter International Inc. From 2006 until her retirement in 2010, Dr. Chowdhry served as Senior Vice President and Chief Science and Technology Officer at E. I. DuPont de Nemours & Company (DuPont) where she was responsible for DuPont’s worldwide science and technology. She started her career at DuPont in 1977 as a research scientist in the Central Research and Development Department (CR&D) at the DuPont Experimental Station and held positions of increasing responsibility in both technology and business management, including service as director of DuPont Engineering Technology and as Vice President of CR&D.

John Forsyth

Mr. John D. Forsyth is an Independent Director of Baxter International Inc. Mr. Forsyth has been Chairman of Wellmark Blue Cross Blue Shield, a healthcare insurance provider for residents of Iowa and South Dakota, since 2000 and Chief Executive Officer since 1996. Prior to that, he spent 26 years at the University of Michigan, holding various positions, including President and Chief Executive Officer of the University of Michigan Health System. Mr. Forsyth currently serves as a director of Baxalta and the National Institute of Healthcare Management.

James Gavin

Dr. James R. Gavin III, M.D., Ph.D. is an Independent Director of Baxter International Inc. Dr. Gavin is Chief Executive Officer and Chief Medical Officer of Healing Our Village, Inc., a healthcare corporation that specializes in targeted advocacy, training, education, disease management and outreach for health care professionals and minority communities, having previously served as Executive Vice President for Clinical Affairs at Healing Our Village from 2005 to 2007. Dr. Gavin is also Clinical Professor of Medicine and Senior Advisor of Health Affairs at Emory University, a position he has held since 2005, and Clinical Professor of Medicine at Indiana University School of Medicine in Indianapolis, a position he has held since 2008. From 2002 to 2005, Dr. Gavin was President of the Morehouse School of Medicine and from 1991 to 2002 he served as Senior Science Officer at Howard Hughes Medical Institute, a non-profit medical research organization. Dr. Gavin serves as a director of Baxalta. He previously served as a director of Amylin Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

Munib Islam

Mr. Munib Z. Islam is Independent Director of the Company. Mr. Islam is a partner and the Head of Equities Research at Third Point LLC (Third Point), a registered investment advisor headquartered in New York City. He also sits on Third Point’s Risk Committee. From 2008 to 2011, Mr. Islam was a managing director and portfolio manager of the Highbridge European Value Equities fund at Highbridge Capital. Mr. Islam first joined Third Point in 2004, after working as an associate at Oak Hill Capital and at Lazard LLC.

Michael Mahoney

Mr. Michael F. Mahoney is Independent Director of Baxter International Inc. Mr. Mahoney is President and Chief Executive Officer of Boston Scientific Corporation (Boston Scientific) and a member of its board of directors. He has served in these roles since November 2012. Mr. Mahoney has been appointed to become Boston Scientific’s Chairman effective immediately following their 2016 annual meeting. He first joined Boston Scientific in 2011. Prior to joining Boston Scientific, Mr. Mahoney served as worldwide chairman of Johnson & Johnson medical devices and diagnostics division and as worldwide group chairman of Johnson & Johnson’s DePuy orthopedics and neuro science business. He was President and Chief Executive officer of the Global Healthcare Exchange from 2001 to 2007 before joining Johnson & Johnson. He serves as a director of The Advanced Medical Technology Association (AdvaMed).

Carole Shapazian

Ms. Carole J. Shapazian is an Independent Director of Baxter International Inc. Ms. Shapazian served as Executive Vice President of Maytag Corporation, a producer of home and commercial appliances, and as President of Maytag’s Home Solutions Group, from January 2000 to December 2000. Prior to that, Ms. Shapazian was Executive Vice President and Assistant Chief Operating Officer of Polaroid Corporation, a photographic equipment and supplies corporation, from 1998 to 1999, having previously served as Executive Vice President and President of Commercial Imaging.

Thomas Stallkamp

Mr. Thomas T. Stallkamp is an Independent Director of Baxter International Inc. Mr. Stallkamp is the founder and principal of Collaborative Management LLC, a private supply chain consulting firm. From 2004 to 2010, Mr. Stallkamp was an Industrial Partner in Ripplewood Holdings L.L.C., a New York private equity group. From 2003 to 2004, Mr. Stallkamp served as Chairman of MSX International, Inc., a global provider of technology-driven engineering, business and specialized staffing services, and from 2000 to 2003, he served as Vice-Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of MSX. From 1980 to 1999, Mr. Stallkamp held various positions with DaimlerChrysler Corporation and its predecessor Chrysler Corporation, the most recent of which was Vice Chairman and President. Mr. Stallkamp serves as a director of BorgWarner Inc. and as a trustee of EntrepreneurShares Series Trust.Mr. Stallkamp was appointed lead independent director in May 2014 and is the founder and principal of Collaborative Management LLC, a private supply chain consulting firm. From 2004 to 2010, Mr. Stallkamp was an Industrial Partner in Ripplewood Holdings L.L.C., a New York private equity group. From 2003 to 2004, Mr. Stallkamp served as Chairman of MSX International, Inc., a global provider of technology-driven engineering, business and specialized staffing services, and from 2000 to 2003, he served as Vice-Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of MSX. From 1980 to 1999, Mr. Stallkamp held various positions with DaimlerChrysler Corporation and its predecessor Chrysler Corporation, the most recent of which was Vice Chairman and President. Mr. Stallkamp serves as a director of BorgWarner Inc.

Kornelis Storm

Mr. Kornelis J. Storm is an Independent Director of Baxter International Inc. Mr. Storm is a registered accountant (the Dutch equivalent of a Certified Public Accountant) and was Chief Executive Officer of AEGON N.V., an international insurance group, from 1993 until his retirement in 2002. He serves as the Vice Chairman of the Supervisory Board of PON Holdings B.V. and a member of the Supervisory Board of Scripsit Holding B.V. (Eisma Media Group). Until 2015, Mr. Storm served as the Chairman of the Board of Anheuser-Bush InBev S.A. and the Vice Chairman of the Board of Unilever N.V. and Plc. Previously, Mr. Storm served as the Chairman of the Supervisory Board of KLM Royal Dutch Airlines N.V. and a member of the Supervisory Board of AEGON N.V.

Albert Stroucken

Mr. Albert P.L. Stroucken is an Independent Director of Baxter International Inc. Effective January 1, 2016, Mr. Stroucken serves as Executive Chairman of the Board of Owens-Illinois, Inc., a glass packaging company. From 2006 to 2016, he served as Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer of Owens-Illinois, Inc. and as director since 2005. From 1998 to 2006, Mr. Stroucken served as President and Chief Executive Officer of H.B. Fuller Company, a manufacturer of adhesives, sealants, coatings, paints and other specialty chemicals. Mr. Stroucken served as Chairman of H.B. Fuller Company from 1999 to 2006. From 1997 to 1998, he was General Manager of the Inorganics Division of Bayer AG. From 1992 to 1997, Mr. Stroucken was Executive Vice President and President of the Industrial Chemicals Division of Bayer Corporation. Mr. Stroucken serves as a director of Baxalta.

Clare Trachtman