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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Leonard Riggio

74 2002 Chairman of the Board

Allen Lindstrom

47 2013 Chief Financial Officer

Ronald Boire

53 2015 Chief Executive Officer - Barnes & Noble's Retail Business, Director

Mitchell Klipper

56 2010 Chief Executive Officer - Barnes & Noble Retail Group

Max Roberts

62 2013 Chief Executive Officer - Barnes & Noble College Booksellers LLC

Mary Keating

57 1998 Senior Vice President - Corporate Communications and Public Affairs

Peter Herpich

44 2013 Principal Accounting Officer, Vice President, Controller

Christopher Grady-Troia

62 2004 Chief Information Officer

Bradley Feuer

46 2013 Vice President, General Counsel, Corporate Secretary

Michelle Smith

62 1996 Vice President - Human Resources

Frederic Argir

2015 Vice President, Chief Digital Officer

Mark Bottini

54 2003 Vice President, Director - Stores

Jaime Carey

53 2010 Vice President, Chief Merchandising Officer

David Deason

55 1997 Vice President - Barnes & Noble Development

Kanuj Malhotra

47 2013 Vice President - Corporate Development and Chief Financial Officer of NOOK Media LLC

Patricia Higgins

66 2011 Lead Independent Director

Ann-Marie Campbell

50 2015 Director

Paul Guenther

74 2015 Director

George Campbell

70 2008 Independent Director

Mark Carleton

55 2011 Independent Director

Scott Cowen

69 2014 Independent Director

William Dillard

71 2011 Independent Director

Andy Milevoj

2012 Vice President - Investor Relations

Biographies

Name Description

Leonard Riggio

Mr. Leonard Riggio is the Chairman of the Board of Barnes & Noble, Inc. 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 B&N College), one of the nation’s largest 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 largest wholesalers of college textbooks. He also served as a director of GameStop Corp. (“GameStop”), a national video game retailer from 2001 to 2011.

Allen Lindstrom

Mr. Allen W. Lindstrom is Chief Financial Officer of Barnes & Noble, Inc. Prior to that, he served as Vice President, Corporate Controller of the Company from November 2007 to July 2013. 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.

Ronald Boire

Mr. Ronald D. Boire is Chief Executive Officer - Barnes & Noble's Retail Business, Director of the Barnes & Noble, Inc., effective September 8, 2015. Mr. Boire is currently President and Chief Executive Officer, and a member of the Board of Directors, Sears Canada. Prior to serving as President & Chief Executive Officer of Sears Canada, Inc., Mr. Boire had a broad range of experience in retail and technology. He held the position of Executive Vice President, Chief Merchandising Officer and President, Sears and Kmart Formats at Sears Holdings (SHLD). Mr. Boire also served in other executive positions including President and CEO at Brookstone, Inc., where he led a turnaround of Brookstone's performance through improved operations, product development and marketing. While at Toys "R" Us he served as President, North America from 2006 through 2009. Mr. Boire has extensive experience in consumer electronics where he has been involved in some of the most important product launches over the past 25 years. He was Executive Vice President, Global Merchandise Manager for Best Buy (BBY), responsible for managing Best Buy's $30 billion U.S. Business Teams, global technology and vendor management, global sourcing and private label development. Before working at Best Buy, Mr. Boire served in a variety of increasingly senior roles during a 17-year career at Sony Electronics, Inc., including President of Sony's Personal Mobile Products Company, where he was responsible for Sony's Audio and Mobile Electronics products in the U.S., and President of the Consumer Sales Company responsible for sales and distribution in the U.S. Mr. Boire currently serves as a Director of the Retail Council of Canada and was previously a Director of the Retail Industry Leaders Association. Mr. Boire has dual MBAs from Columbia Business School and London Business School.

Mitchell Klipper

Mr. Mitchell S. Klipper is the Chief Executive Officer - Barnes & Noble Retail Group of Barnes & Noble, Inc. 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 Chief Executive Officer - Barnes & Noble College Booksellers LLC of Barnes & Noble Inc. 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. 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 serves as 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.

Bradley Feuer

Mr. Bradley A. Feuer serves as Vice President, General Counsel, Corporate Secretary of Barnes & Noble Inc. He was appointed as the Company’s Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary in December 2013 after serving in an interim role since July 2013. From 2008 to 2013, Mr. Feuer served as the Vice President, Assistant General Counsel for the Company. Mr. Feuer joined the Company in 1999 and has worked across all departments within the organization. Prior to joining the Company, Mr. Feuer was an associate at the law firms of Weil, Gotshal and Manges LLP, and Brobeck Phleger & Harrison LLP.

Michelle Smith

Ms. Michelle Smith is the Vice President - Human Resources of Barnes & Noble, Inc. 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.

Frederic Argir

Mr. Frederic D. Argir is Vice President, Chief Digital Officer of the Company., effective July 30, 2015. Mr. Argir joined Toys “R” Us in 2012. In his role as Chief Digital Officer, he oversaw digital businesses in 13 countries. Prior to that, he was Chief Information Officer at The Sports Authority, Inc. based in Denver, CO, where he led the organization through a formal web redesign, incrementally increasing page conversion through a focus on improved usability and experience. He also served as a consultant to Best Buy, Inc. based in Minneapolis, MN, where he collaborated on productivity and strategic technology investments. Mr. Argir also spent five years at Target Corporation as Vice President of Supply Chain Development. Additionally, he served on the Board of the Global Commerce Initiative.

Mark Bottini

Mr. Mark Bottini is Vice President, Director - Stores of Barnes & Noble, Inc. 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. Mr. Carey has also been a Member of the Board of Directors of the National Book Foundation since 2008.

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.

Kanuj Malhotra

Mr. Kanuj Malhotra is Vice President - Corporate Development and 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 is the Lead Independent Director and 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 leading 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.

Ann-Marie Campbell

Ms. Ann-Marie Campbell is appointed as Director of the Company effective June 16, 2015. Ms. Campbell is president of the Southern Division of The Home Depot and has held various leadership roles during her 30 year career at The Home Depot, including regional vice president, vice president of operations, vice president of merchandising and special orders, vice president of retail marketing and sales for Home Depot Direct and vice president of vendor services. Ms. Campbell currently serves on the board of Potbelly Corporation, and on the Catalyst, Inc. Board of Advisors.

Paul Guenther

Mr. Paul B. Guenther is appointed as Director of the company effective June 16, 2015. Mr. Guenther is a director of Guardian Life Insurance and chairman of Community & Southern Holdings. He served as a director and as president of PaineWebber Group, Inc. and has served as president of PaineWebber Incorporated, where he was also chief administrative officer responsible for administrative services, operations and systems. Mr. Guenther has served as chairman of the New York Philharmonic and of Fordham University, where he is still a board member, and is the former director of the Securities Industry Association and a former President and Director of Columbia’s Graduate School of Business Alumni Association.

George Campbell

Dr. George Campbell, Jr., Ph.D., is an Independent Director of Barnes & Noble, Inc. Dr. Campbell serves as Chair of the Compensation Committee. Dr. Campbell, a physicist, is currently the Chairman of the Webb Institute, an engineering college specializing in naval architecture and marine engineering. Dr. Campbell was the President from July 2000 through June 2011, and is now President Emeritus of The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art, New York, NY (“Cooper Union”), a college focusing primarily on engineering, architecture and art. 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 and the Josiah Macy Jr. 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. Mr. Carleton serves on the Audit Committee and the Corporate Governance and Nominating Committee. Mr. Carleton was initially nominated as a director by Liberty Media pursuant to the terms of the Series J Preferred Stock Certificate of Designations. After Liberty Media’s right to elect to preferred stock directors was terminated upon the sale of the majority of its Series J Preferred Stock in April 2014, the Board chose to re-elect Mr. Carleton as a director. 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 Media’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., Mobile Streams, Air Methods Corp., Ideiasnet and a number of private companies and formerly served as a director of DIRECTV and Sirius XM Radio, Inc.

Scott Cowen

Dr. Scott S. Cowen is Independent Director of Barnes & Noble Inc. Dr. Cowen serves on the Compensation Committee and the Corporate Governance and Nominating Committee. Dr. Cowen was the President and Seymour S. Goodman Memorial Professor of Business from 1998 through June 2014, and is now President Emeritus and Distinguished University Professor of Tulane University. From 1984 to 1998, Dr. Cowen served as Dean and Albert J. Weatherhead III Professor of Management, Weatherhead School of Management, Case Western Reserve University (“Case Western”). Prior to his departure in 1998, Dr. Cowen had been associated with Case Western in various capacities since 1976. Dr. Cowen has been a director of Forest City Enterprises, Inc., a real estate developer, since 1989 and Newell Rubbermaid Inc., a consumer products corporation, since 1999. Dr. Cowen is a former member of the Board of Directors of Jo-Ann Stores, Inc., an operator of retail fabric shops, and American Greetings Corp., a manufacturer of greeting cards and related merchandise.

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.

Andy Milevoj

Mr. Andy Milevoj has been appointed as Vice President - Investor Relations of Barnes & Noble, Inc. 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.