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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Leonard Riggio

72 2002 Chairman of the Board

Michael Huseby

58 2014 President, Chief Executive Officer, Director

Allen Lindstrom

46 2013 Chief Financial Officer

Mitchell Klipper

55 2010 Chief Executive Officer - Barnes & Noble Retail Group

Max Roberts

60 2013 President and Chief Executive Officer – Barnes & Noble College Booksellers

Mary Keating

56 1998 Senior Vice President - Corporate Communications and Public Affairs

Peter Herpich

43 2013 Principal Accounting Officer, Vice President, Controller

Christopher Grady-Troia

61 2004 Vice President, Chief Information Officer

Michelle Smith

60 1996 Vice President - Human Resources

Mark Bottini

53 2003 Vice President, Director - Stores

Jaime Carey

52 2010 Vice President, Chief Merchandising Officer

David Deason

54 1997 Vice President - Barnes & Noble Development

James Iannone

40 2013 General Manager, Partnerships

Ravi Gopalakrishnan

48 2013 Chief Technology Officer of NOOK Media LLC

Kanuj Malhotra

46 2013 Chief Financial Officer of NOOK Media LLC

Patricia Higgins

63 2011 Lead Independent Director

Scott Cowen

66 2014 Director

Gregory Maffei

54 2011 Director

George Campbell

67 2008 Independent Director

Mark Carleton

52 2011 Independent Director

William Dillard

69 2011 Independent Director

David Golden

55 2010 Independent Director

David Wilson

72 2010 Independent Director

Andy Milevoj

2012 IR Contact Officer

Biographies

Name Description

Leonard Riggio

Mr. Leonard Riggio is the Chairman of the Board of Barnes & Noble, Inc., since 1986. He is the founder of the Company and has been Chairman of the Board and a principal stockholder since its inception in 1986. He served as Chief Executive Officer from 1986 through February 2002. From 1965 and until its acquisition by the Company in September 2009, he was Chairman of the Board, Chief Executive Officer and the principal stockholder of Barnes & Noble College Booksellers, Inc. (now Barnes & Noble College Booksellers, LLC) (“B&N College”), one of the nation’s operators of college bookstores. Since 1985, Mr. Riggio has been a principal beneficial owner of MBS Textbook Exchange, Inc. (“MBS”), one of the nation’s wholesalers of college textbooks. He also served as a director of GameStop Corp. (“GameStop”), a national video game retailer from 2001 to 2011.

Michael Huseby

Mr. Michael P. Huseby is President, Chief Executive Officer, Director of Barnes & Noble, Inc. Mr. Huseby joined Barnes & Noble as Chief Financial Officer in March 2012, and led the Company’s financial organization until his appointment as President in July 2013. Prior to joining Barnes & Noble, he had a distinguished career in the media communications industry having served as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Cablevision Systems Corporation, a leading telecommunications and media company, from 2004 until June 2011. He also served on Cablevision’s Board of Directors in 2000-2001. Mr. Huseby also served in leadership positions at Charter Communications, Inc., the fourth cable operator in the U.S., as well as AT&T Broadband, a provider of cable television services that was sold to Comcast Corporation in 2002. In addition, Mr. Huseby spent 23 years at Arthur Andersen as a Global Equity Partner. Mr. Huseby holds a degree in business administration from the Leeds School, University of Colorado at Boulder.

Allen Lindstrom

Mr. Allen W. Lindstrom is Chief Financial Officer of Barnes & Noble, Inc. From October 2011 to March 2012, Mr. Lindstrom also served as the interim Chief Financial Officer for the Company. Prior to joining the Company, Mr. Lindstrom was Chief Financial Officer at Liberty Travel, Inc. from April 2002 to November 2007. From April 2000 to April 2002, he was Financial Controller of The Museum Company, Inc. Prior to that, he held various positions at Toys ‘R’ Us, Inc. from February 1993 to April 2000. Mr. Lindstrom is a Certified Public Accountant.

Mitchell Klipper

Mr. Mitchell S. Klipper is the Chief Executive Officer - Barnes & Noble Retail Group of Barnes & Noble, Inc., since March 2010. Since February 2002, he was the Chief Operating Officer of the Company. Prior to that, he was the President of Barnes & Noble Development, the group responsible for selecting, designing and constructing new store locations, and an Executive Vice President of the Company from December 1995 to February 2002.

Max Roberts

Mr. Max Roberts is a President and Chief Executive Officer – Barnes & Noble College Booksellers. Mr. Roberts joined Barnes & Noble in 1996 after having held a number of senior executive positions at diverse retailers, including Petrie Retail, R.H. Macy & Company, and May Department Stores, as well as at the global public accounting firm of Touche Ross & Company (currently Deloitte & Touche). Mr. Roberts graduated cum laude with a degree in Accounting and Business Administration from Oklahoma Christian University.

Mary Keating

Ms. Mary Ellen Keating is Senior Vice President - Corporate Communications and Public Affairs of Barnes & Noble, Inc., since January 1998. Prior to that, she was an executive with Hill & Knowlton, Inc., a worldwide public relations firm, from 1991 to 1998, where she served as Executive Vice President and General Manager of Hill & Knowlton’s flagship New York office.

Peter Herpich

Mr. Peter M. Herpich is Principal Accounting Officer, Vice President, Controller of the Company. He is Vice President, Corporate Controller of the Company on October 27, 2013 and Principal Accounting Officer of the Company on November 23, 2013. From March 2010 to October 2013, Mr. Herpich was Vice President, Assistant Controller of the Company. From June 2004 to March 2010, he served as Director of Financial Reporting for the Company. Prior to that, he held various positions at the Company from January 1995 to June 2004. Mr. Herpich is a Certified Public Accountant.

Christopher Grady-Troia

Mr. Christopher Grady-Troia is the Vice President, Chief Information Officer of Barnes & Noble, Inc. He has been the Chief Information Officer of the Company since October 2004. Prior to that, he was Vice President of Information Technology from May 2002 to October 2004. Mr. Grady-Troia began his career with the Company as a Systems Manager in 1993. Prior to that, he was Assistant Director of Information Technology at Ann Taylor Stores Corporation and a Director of Application Development at Lord & Taylor.

Michelle Smith

Ms. Michelle Smith is the Vice President - Human Resources of Barnes & Noble, Inc., since November 1996. Ms. Smith joined the Company in September 1993 as Director of Human Resources. Ms. Smith is a member of the Society for Human Resource Management and serves on the National Retail Federation’s Committee on Employment Law.

Mark Bottini

Mr. Mark Bottini is Vice President, Director - Stores of Barnes & Noble, Inc., since October 2003. Prior to that, he was a Regional Director of the Company in New York from December 2000 to October 2003. Mr. Bottini served as a Regional Director of the Company in Chicago from April 1999 to December 2000 and a District Manager of the Company in New York from September 1995 to April 1999. Mr. Bottini began his career with the Company as a District Manager for B. Dalton Booksellers from October 1991 to September 1995.

Jaime Carey

Mr. Jaime Carey is the Vice President, Chief Merchandising Officer of Barnes & Noble, Inc. Mr. Carey has been Chief Merchandising Officer of the Company since May 2008. Mr. Carey was Vice President of Newsstand from January 2005 through April 2008. Prior to that, he was Director of Newsstand from September 2003 to January 2005. Prior to joining the Company, Mr. Carey served as Vice President of Client Services for Curtis Circulation Company.

David Deason

Mr. David S. Deason is the Vice President - Barnes & Noble Development of Barnes & Noble, Inc. He joined the Company in February 1990 as a Director of Real Estate and became Vice President of Barnes & Noble Development in February 1997.

James Iannone

Mr. Jamie Iannone General Manager, Partnerships of Barnes and Noble Inc,. Mr. Iannone came to Barnes & Noble in June 2009 as Executive Vice President, Product/Shopping, Barnes & Noble.com and BN Digital, where he was responsible for meeting the buying needs and shaping the shopping decisions of visitors to BN.com. Before joining the Company, Mr. Iannone worked at eBay, starting in 2001, where he held roles of increasing responsibility and most recently was the company’s Vice President of Global Search, the largest single investment area at eBay. Previously, he was the Vice President of Buyer Experience, responsible for all aspects of the customer experience. Prior to working at eBay, Mr. Iannone held positions at Microsoft, Primedia Ventures, and Booz Allen & Hamilton. Mr. Iannone is a director and a member of the audit committee of Children’s Place Retail Stores, Inc. Mr. Iannone graduated as the Pyne Prize Scholar from Princeton University with a BS degree in Engineering and received his MBA from Stanford University Graduate School of Business.

Ravi Gopalakrishnan

Mr. Ravi Gopalakrishnan is Chief Technology Officer of NOOK Media LLC a subsidiary of Barnes and Noble Inc,. since September of 2010. Before becoming Chief Technology Officer, Mr. Gopalakrishnan was the Vice President and Head of Software between March 2009 and August 2010. From November 2007 until February 2009, Mr. Gopalakrishnan was the VP of Engineering at Azingo, where he helped build a Linux mobile platform which was later acquired by Motorola. Prior to joining Azingo, Mr. Gopalakrishnan served as Director of Engineering for Motorola from 2002 to 2007, where he led the development and commercial deployment of new technologies including the world’s first GPRS system, the iconic RAZR and the world’s first 3G multimode UMTS system. Mr. Gopalakrishnan also led Motorola’s entry into the Japanese mobile market with the launch of the RAZR. Mr. Gopalakrishnan holds an MS in Physics from the Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur and an MBA from the Lake Forest Graduate School of Management in Chicago.

Kanuj Malhotra

Mr. Kanuj Malhotra is Chief Financial Officer of NOOK Media LLC a subsidiary of Barnes & Noble, Inc. He comes to Barnes & Noble from Kaplan Test Prep, a part of The Washington Post Company, where he was Vice President and Finance Head for the Graduate Programs Business Unit. His prior experience includes Cendant Corporation, where he was Vice President, Corporate Development, and later Senior Vice President, Chief Financial Officer of the Cendant Marketing Group's International Division, where he served the same role after its divestiture to Apollo Management. His early career was in Lehman Brothers' Mergers and Acquisition Group. Mr. Malhotra has an MBA in Finance and BA in Economics, both from New York University.

Patricia Higgins

Ms. Patricia L. Higgins is Lead Independent Director of Barnes & Noble, Inc. She has been a director of the Company since June 2006. Ms. Higgins serves on the Audit Committee and the Corporate Governance and Nominating Committee. Ms. Higgins was President, Chief Executive Officer and a director of Switch and Data Facilities Company, Inc., a provider of network interconnection and collocation services, from September 2000 to February 2004. Prior to that, she served as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of The Research Board from May 1999 to August 2000 and Vice President and Chief Information Officer of Alcoa Inc. from January 1997 to April 1999. Ms. Higgins is also a director of Travelers, Dycom Industries and Internap. During the previous five years, Ms. Higgins also served as a director of Delta Air Lines, Visteon and SpectraSite Communications. Ms. Higgins was a director of Barnes & Noble.com from 1999 to 2004.

Scott Cowen

Dr. Scott S. Cowen is Director of the Company. Dr. Cowen is the 14th President of Tulane University. He also holds joint appointments as the Seymour S. Goodman Memorial Professor of Business in Tulane’s A.B. Freeman School of Business and Professor of Economics in the School of Liberal Arts. President Cowen joined Tulane in 1998 and since that time has more than quadrupled its undergraduate applications while experiencing all-time highs in student quality. In addition, Tulane has more than doubled the level of total private giving to the university and received a record level of research awards. The university has implemented a number of innovative academic and research program initiatives and significantly increased its community outreach. As a result of Tulane’s growth, the university, under Dr. Cowen’s leadership, has invested approximately $700 million in new and renovated facilities in the last eight years. President Cowen’s areas of scholarship and teaching focus on strategic financial management systems, corporate governance and leadership. He has consulted with dozens of companies, from startups to Fortune 100 companies and is currently a board member of Newell Rubbermaid, Inc. and Forest City Enterprises. President Cowen received his bachelor’s degree from the University of Connecticut. He received his masters and doctoral degrees, respectively, from The George Washington University in the fields of finance and management.

Gregory Maffei

Mr. Gregory B. Maffei has been Director of Barnes & Noble, Inc., since September 2011. Mr. Maffei was nominated as a director by Liberty Media pursuant to the terms of the Series J Preferred Stock Certificate of Designations. Mr. Maffei has been President and Chief Executive Officer of Liberty Media since February 2006 and served as Liberty Media’s CEO-Elect from November 2005 through February 2006. Mr. Maffei has also served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Liberty Interactive since May 2007. Previously, he has served as President and CFO of Oracle in 2005, President and CEO of 360networks from 2000 to 2005 (and chairman from 2002 to 2011), CFO of Microsoft from 1997 to 2000, and chairman of Expedia from 1999 to 2002. Mr. Maffei also serves as a director of Electronic Arts, Liberty Interactive, Liberty Media, Live Nation Entertainment, Sirius XM Radio, and Zillow. He served as a director of DIRECTV (and its predecessor) from 2008 to 2010, Starbucks Coffee from 1999 to 2006, and Expedia from 1999 to 2003.

George Campbell

Dr. George Campbell, Jr., Ph.D., is an Independent Director of Barnes & Noble, Inc., since 2008. Dr. Campbell serves as Chair of the Compensation Committee. He was the President of The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art, an all honors college and one of America’s most selective institutions of higher education, from July 2000 until July 2011. Dr. Campbell is also a director of Con Edison, Inc. and the MITRE Corporation. He is also a Trustee of Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Montefiore Medical Center, the Institute for International Education, the Josiah Macy Jr. Foundation and the Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation. Dr. Campbell is also a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science and the New York Academy of Sciences.

Mark Carleton

Mr. Mark D. Carleton is an Independent Director of Barnes & Noble, Inc., since September 2011. Mr. Carleton serves on the Corporate Governance and Nominating Committee. Mr. Carleton was nominated as a director by Liberty Media pursuant to the terms of the Series J Preferred Stock Certificate of Designations. Mr. Carleton has been Senior Vice President of Liberty Media, and served as a Senior Vice President of predecessors of Liberty Media since 2003. His primary responsibilities include corporate development and oversight of Liberty’s technology, music, telecom, satellite and sports interests. Prior to Liberty Media, Mr. Carleton served as a Partner with KPMG LLP from 1993 to 2003, where he had overall responsibility for the communications sector and also served as a member of KPMG LLP’s Board of Directors. Mr. Carleton currently serves as a director of Live Nation Entertainment, Inc., Sirius XM Radio, Inc., Mobile Streams, Air Methods Corp., Ideiasnet and a number of private companies and formerly served as a director of DIRECTV. Mr. Carleton is a member of the Audit and Nominating Committee of Mobile Streams.

William Dillard

Mr. William T. Dillard, II, is Independent Director of Barnes & Noble, Inc. Mr. Dillard has been a director of the Company since November 1993. Mr. Dillard serves as Chair of the Corporate Governance and Nominating Committee and as a member of the Compensation Committee. Mr. Dillard has been the Chief Executive Officer of Dillard’s, Inc. (“Dillard’s”) since May 1998 and he has been a director of Dillard’s since 1968. He was appointed Chairman of Dillard’s in May 2002. Mr. Dillard is also a director of Acxiom Corporation.

David Golden

Mr. David G. Golden is an Independent Director of Barnes & Noble, Inc., since October 2010. Mr. Golden serves on the Compensation and Audit Committees. Mr. Golden is Executive Chairman of Code Advisors, a private merchant bank focused on the intersections of technology and media founded in 2010. From 2006 through 2011, he was a partner and strategic advisor with Revolution LLC, an investment company formed by AOL Co-founder Steve Case. From February 1988 to April 1990 and from April 1992 to February 2006, Mr. Golden held various positions with JPMorgan Chase and a predecessor firm, Hambrecht & Quist Incorporated, including serving as Vice Chairman and Director of Global Technology, Media and Telecommunications Investment Banking from March 2001 to January 2005 and Chairman of the Western Region from March 2001 to February 2006. At Hambrecht & Quist, he was Co-Director of Investment Banking from April 1998 to December 2000 and Co-Director of Mergers and Acquisitions from April 1993 to March 1998. Mr. Golden is a member of the board of Blackbaud, Inc. (where he currently serves on its Audit Committee) and during the previous five years has served on the board of Gaiam, Inc. Mr. Golden also is a member of the Advisory Boards of Granite Ventures LLC, a technology venture capital firm, and Partners for Growth LLC, a venture lending firm, and a member of the boards of Everyday Health, Inc. and Vinfolio, Inc. He also serves as a Trustee of The Branson School.

David Wilson

Dr. David A. Wilson is an Independent Director of Barnes & Noble, Inc., since October 2010. Dr. Wilson serves as Chair of the Audit Committee. Dr. Wilson has served, since 1995, as President and Chief Executive Officer of the Graduate Management Admission Council, a not-for-profit education association dedicated to creating access to graduate management and professional education that provides the Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT). From 2009 to 2010, Dr. Wilson was a Director of Terra Industries Inc., a producer and marketer of nitrogen products, where he was a member of the Audit Committee. From 2002 to 2007, Dr. Wilson was a Director of Laureate Education, Inc. (formerly Sylvan Learning Systems, Inc.), an operator of an international network of licensed campus-based and online universities and higher education institutions, where he was Chairman of the Audit Committee beginning in 2003. From 1978 to 1994, Dr. Wilson was employed by Ernst & Young LLP (and its predecessor, Arthur Young & Company), serving as an Audit Principal through 1981, as an Audit Partner from 1981 to 1983 and thereafter in various capacities including Managing Partner, National Director of Professional Development, Chairman of Ernst & Young’s International Professional Development Committee and as a Director of the Ernst & Young Foundation. From 1968 to 1978, Dr. Wilson served as a faculty member at Queen’s University (1968-1970), the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (1970-1972), the University of Texas (1972-1978), where he was awarded tenure, and Harvard University’s Graduate School of Business (1976-1977). Dr. Wilson is also Director of CoreSite Realty Corporation and the chair of its Audit Committee.

Andy Milevoj

Mr. Andy Milevoj has been appointed as Vice President - Investor Relations of Barnes & Noble, Inc., effective July 16, 2012. Mr. Milevoj, who has been promoted to Vice President, Investor Relations, continue to manage the company's relationships with shareholders and analysts. He joined Barnes & Noble's Finance Department in August 1998, and over the years has held roles of increasing responsibility including, most recently, Director, Investor Relations. In his tenure with the company, Mr. Milevoj has been involved in numerous financial transactions, including Barnes & Noble's $486 million initial public offering of Barnes & Noble.com, the Company's $209 million acquisition and subsequent spin-off of GameStop, the issuance and early redemption of the company's $300 million convertible notes offering, the $514 million acquisition of Barnes & Noble College Booksellers and a strategic alternatives process that culminated in a $204 million investment in Barnes & Noble by Liberty Media. He graduated with a Bachelor's degree in Finance from St. John's University.
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