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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Leonard Riggio

75 2002 Chairman of the Board, Founder

Allen Lindstrom

49 2013 Chief Financial Officer

Demos Parneros

54 2016 Chief Operating Officer

Mary Keating

59 1998 Senior Vice President - Corporate Communications and Public Affairs

Peter Herpich

46 2013 Principal Accounting Officer, Vice President, Controller

William Wood

44 2015 Chief Information Officer

Bradley Feuer

48 2013 Vice President, General Counsel, Corporate Secretary

Michelle Smith

63 1996 Vice President - Human Resources

Frederic Argir

52 2015 Vice President, Chief Digital Officer

David Deason

57 1997 Vice President - Barnes & Noble Development

Michael Ladd

2016 Vice President - Stores

Mary Amicucci

2016 Chief Merchandising Officer

Patricia Higgins

66 2011 Lead Independent Director

George Campbell

70 2008 Independent Director

Mark Carleton

56 2011 Independent Director

Scott Cowen

70 2014 Independent Director

William Dillard

71 2011 Independent Director

Al Ferrara

65 2016 Independent Director

Paul Guenther

76 2015 Independent Director

Andy Milevoj

2012 Vice President - Investor Relations

Biographies

Name Description

Leonard Riggio

Mr. Leonard Riggio is a Chairman of the Board, Founder of Barnes & Noble, Inc. He served as Chief Executive Officer from 1986 through February 2002. He was Chairman of the Board, Chief Executive Officer and the principal stockholder of Barnes & Noble College Booksellers, Inc. (B&N College, a subsidiary of the Company until August 2, 2015), one of the nation’s largest operators of college bookstores, from 1965 and until its acquisition by the Company in September 2009. 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. As previously announced, Mr. Riggio intends to retire from his role as Chairman of the Board following the Meeting. If elected to the Board at the Meeting, Mr. Riggio will continue to serve as a director. Mr. Riggio has approximately 45 years of entrepreneurial and executive and board-level experience, resulting from his activities as (at various times) the founder, Chief Executive Officer, chairman of the board and significant stockholder of the Company, B&N College, MBS and GameStop.

Allen Lindstrom

Mr. Allen W. Lindstrom is a 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.

Demos Parneros

Mr. Demos Parneros serves as Chief Operating Officer of the Company. Mr. Parneros, was previously employed by Staples, Inc. (“Staples”) for approximately 30 years. During this time period, Mr. Parneros gained leadership experience in all aspects of retail management, including operations, human resources, merchandising, e-commerce, marketing and real estate. Most recently, Mr. Parneros served as President, North American Stores & Online at Staples from January 2013 to March 2016, where he was responsible for a team of 50,000 associates, across 1,800 stores and Staples’ online business. Prior to this position, Mr. Parneros was President, U.S. Stores at Staples from April 2002 to December 2012. Since January 2014, Mr. Parneros has been a member of the board of directors of KeyCorp, and since July 2009 he has been a member of the board of advisors of Modell’s Sporting Goods.

Mary Keating

Ms. Mary Ellen Keating is a Senior Vice President - Corporate Communications and Public Affairs of Barnes & Noble, Inc. She joined the Company as Senior Vice President, Corporate Communications and Public Affairs in 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 a Principal Accounting Officer, Vice President, Controller of Barnes & Noble, Inc. 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.

William Wood

Mr. William Earl Wood is a Chief Information Officer of Barnes & Noble, Inc. Mr. Wood was previously Chief Information Officer at EZCORP, Inc. He has extensive experience in retail, with previous high-level IT roles at Bass Pro Shops, Brookstone, Inc. and Dollar General, Corporation. He also serves as an advisory board member for several companies including Magnetify Corporation and Zeppelin, Inc., and is a 10-year veteran of the United States Army.

Bradley Feuer

Mr. Bradley A. Feuer is a 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 a 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 a Vice President, Chief Digital Officer of Barnes & Noble, Inc. Mr. Argir joined the Company from Toys “R” Us, Inc., where he served as Chief Digital Officer since 2012. Prior to Toys “R” Us, Mr. Argir was Chief Information Officer at The Sports Authority, Inc. from 2011 to 2012. He also served as a consultant to Best Buy, Inc., where he collaborated on productivity and strategic technology investments. Mr. Argir also spent five years between 2004 and 2009 at Target Corporation as Vice President of Supply Chain Development. Additionally, he served on the Board of the Global Commerce Initiative from 2004 to 2009, Artspace from 2005—2009 and currently serves on the board of the Madison Square Boys and Girls Club.

David Deason

Mr. David S. Deason is a 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.

Michael Ladd

Mr. Michael Ladd is a Vice President - Stores of Barnes & Noble, Inc. Mr. Ladd joins Barnes & Noble from Sears Holding Corporation where he was Senior Vice President, Head of Retail Stores. He began his 24-year career at Sears as Store Manager in 1996, working his way up the ranks to District Manager, National Sales Director, Regional Director, and Vice President to his current role as Senior Vice President, with responsibility for the entire field and home office support organization of a $13 billion retail organization with 720 stores. In his new role, Mr. Ladd is responsibility for the entire retail store organization and profitable growth of the business, driving sales, training, developing talent and recruitment. He is a cum laude graduate of Miami University with a Bachelor of Arts in Business Psychology.

Mary Amicucci

Ms. Mary Amicucci is a Chief Merchandising Officer of Barnes & Noble, Inc. Ms. Amicucci previously held the role of Vice President of Adult Trade & Children's Books. Ms. Amicucci served as Vice President, Children's Books since 2010 and was promoted to Vice President, Adult Trade & Children's Books in 2013, where she was responsible for leading merchandising plans and marketing strategies. In her new role, she will oversee the planning of all merchandising initiatives and will also be responsible for managing and developing talent across all of the merchandising groups within the Company, including Books, Toys & Games, Gift, Newsstand and Music/DVD. Ms. Amicucci joined Barnes & Noble from The Children's Place Retail Stores, Inc., where she held the position of Vice President, Planning and Allocation. She was responsible for the strategic development of that company's sales, markdown, inventory management plans and margin for both the retail stores and the e-commerce business. In addition to her eight years at The Children's Place, Ms. Amicucci has also held buying positions at May Company Department stores, Ames Department stores, and Maurices, Inc.

Patricia Higgins

Ms. Patricia L. Higgins is a Lead Independent Director of Barnes & Noble, Inc. Ms. Higgins currently serves as Lead Independent Director and will serve as Lead Independent Director through the Meeting. 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 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 lnternap. 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.

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 Josiah Macy Jr. Foundation. He is also a Trustee of the MITRE Corporation, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Montefiore Medical Center and the Institute of International Education. 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. Mr. Carleton was initially nominated as a director by Liberty Media pursuant to the terms of its preferred stock issued to Liberty Media pursuant to the terms of its investment in the Company in August 2011. After Liberty Media’s right to elect to preferred stock directors was terminated upon the sale of the majority of its preferred stock interest 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., Sirius XM Radio Inc. and a number of private companies and formerly served as a director of DIRECTV.

Scott Cowen

Dr. Scott S. Cowen is an Independent Director of Barnes & Noble, Inc. Dr. Cowen serves as the Chair of the Corporate Governance and Nominating Committee and as a member of the Compensation 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 an Independent Director of Barnes & Noble, Inc. Mr. Dillard serves on the Corporate Governance and Nominating Committee and the Compensation Committee. Mr. Dillard has been the Chief Executive Officer of Dillard’s, Inc. (“Dillard’s”), a national department store and retailer of luxury goods, 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 (“Acxiom”), a company that provides marketing services focused on the use of technology.

Al Ferrara

Mr. Al Ferrara is an Independent Director of Barnes & Nobel, Inc. Mr. Ferrara, Certified Public Accountant, is currently the National Director of Retail & Consumer Products at BDO USA, LLP. Mr. Ferrara has worked at BDO USA, LLP in a variety of positions since 1994 and was a member of its Board of Directors from 2003 to 2010. He will be retiring from BDO USA, LLP on August 31, 2016. Mr. Ferrara has provided services as a partner of public and private retail clients, including: Barnes & Noble, Inc., Aeropostale, Inc., Children’s Place, Inc., GameStop Corp., Kmart Corporation, Modells Sporting Goods, Inc., Deb Shops, Inc., A.C. Moore Incorporated, Sleepy’s, LLC, Syms Corporation, Camuto Group, Inc., J. McLaughlin (Seas Island Clothiers, LLC) and 1-800-Flowers.com, Inc. Previously, Mr. Ferrara served as the Northeast Regional Managing Partner at BDO USA, LLP from 2000 to 2003. Mr. Ferrara was also a director and BDO USA, LLP representative at Trenwith Capital, Inc. (now BDO Capital Advisors, LLC) from 2000 to 2015 and a member of the retail advisory board at Hilco Retail Consulting from 2013 to 2015. Mr. Ferrara has over 45 years of experience in public accounting and extensive knowledge of the retail industry along with SEC experience.

Paul Guenther

Mr. Paul B. Guenther is an Independent Director of Barnes & Noble, Inc. Mr. Guenther serves as Chair of the Audit Committee. Mr. Guenther is the former President of PaineWebber Group, Inc. and also served on its board of directors. Mr. Guenther also serves as a director of ZAIS Group Holdings, a NASDAQ listed investment management company focusing on investments in specialized credit strategies. He was chairman of Community & Southern Holdings, a community bank with over $4 billion in assets. Mr. Guenther serves as the chairman of the executive committee at Lenox Hill Hospital and serves as a director of Fordham University, where he previously served as the Chairman of Board. Mr. Guenther retired as a director of Guardian Life Insurance in December 2015, a Fortune 250 financial services company and one of the largest individual disability income insurance providers in the U.S. Mr. Guenther has also served as chairman of the New York Philharmonic 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. If elected to the Board at the Meeting, Mr. Guenther will serve as independent non-executive Chairman of the Board upon Mr. Riggio’s retirement from his current role as Chairman of the Board following the Meeting. See “Certain Board Policies and Practices—Board Leadership Structure” for a description of the responsibilities of the independent non-executive Chairman of the Board.

Andy Milevoj

Mr. Andy Milevoj is a Vice President - Investor Relations of Barnes & Noble, Inc. Mr. Milevoj joined Barnes & Noble’s Finance Department in August 1998, and over the years has held roles of increasing responsibility in the Investor Relations area. He is currently Vice President, Investor Relations, where he manages the company’s relationships with shareholders and analysts and provides investor relations advice, feedback and market intelligence to senior executives. This includes financial and industry trends, shareholder concerns, and communications by competitors that might impact the company and its positioning in the investment community.