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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Leonard Riggio

73 2002 Chairman of the Board

Michael Huseby

59 2014 President, Chief Executive Officer, Director

Allen Lindstrom

47 2013 Chief Financial Officer

Mitchell Klipper

56 2010 Chief Executive Officer - Barnes & Noble Retail Group

Max Roberts

61 2013 Chief Executive Officer - Barnes & Noble College Booksellers LLC

Mahesh Veerina

53 2014 President - NOOK Consumer Business of NOOK Media 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

61 1996 Vice President - Human Resources

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

64 2011 Lead Independent Director

George Campbell

68 2008 Independent Director

Mark Carleton

54 2011 Independent Director

Scott Cowen

68 2014 Independent Director

William Dillard

69 2011 Independent Director

David Golden

56 2010 Independent Director

John Ryan

58 2014 Independent Director

David Wilson

73 2010 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.

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. 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.

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.

Mahesh Veerina

Mr. Mahesh Veerina serves as President - NOOK Consumer Business of NOOK Media LLC, a subsidiary of the Company. Mr. Veerina joined NOOK Media LLC as Chief Operating Officer of NOOK Media LLC in October 2013. Prior to joining NOOK Media, Mr. Veerina founded several companies, including Azingo, Inc., a mobile software technology company he later sold to Motorola in 2010. He then joined Motorola and until 2012 led the global software and cloud services team of over 2,500 engineers at Motorola Mobility. Previously, Mr. Veerina founded and served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Ramp Networks, Inc., a provider of Internet security and broadband solutions for small offices, which he sold to Nokia in 2001. He then joined Nokia as Vice President of Nokia Internet Communications.

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.

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.

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.

David Golden

Mr. David G. Golden is an Independent Director of Barnes & Noble, Inc. 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.

John Ryan

Vice Admiral John R. Ryan, Jr., is a Independent Director of Barnes & Noble Inc. He joined the Center for Creative Leadership’s Board of Governors in 2002 and has served as its President since 2007. From 2005 to 2007, he served as Chancellor of the State University of New York. Previously, Vice Admiral Ryan served as President of the State University of New York Maritime College from 2002 to 2005, Interim President of the State University of New York at Albany from 2004 to 2005 and Superintendent of the United States Naval Academy, Annapolis, Maryland from 1998 to 2002. Vice Admiral Ryan served in the United States Navy from 1967 to his retirement in 2002, including as Commander of the Fleet Air Mediterranean from 1995 to 1998, Commander of the Patrol Wings for the United States Pacific Fleet from 1993 to 1995 and Director of Logistics for the South Pacific Command from 1991 to 1993. Vice Admiral Ryan is also Lead Director of CIT Group, Inc., a Director of Cablevision Systems Corporation (“Cablevision”) and Chairman of the U.S. Naval Academy Foundation Board.

David Wilson

Dr. David A. Wilson is an Independent Director of Barnes & Noble, Inc. 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. 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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