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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Leonard Riggio

74 2002 Chairman of the Board

Allen Lindstrom

49 2013 Chief Financial Officer

Ronald Boire

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

Jaime Carey

55 2016 President - Development & Restaurant Group

Mary Keating

58 1998 Senior Vice President - Corporate Communications and Public Affairs

Peter Herpich

45 2013 Principal Accounting Officer, Vice President, Controller

Christopher Grady-Troia

63 2004 Chief Information Officer

Bradley Feuer

47 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

55 2003 Vice President, Director - Stores

David Deason

56 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

Ann-Marie Campbell

50 2015 Independent 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

Paul Guenther

74 2015 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. 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.

Allen Lindstrom

Mr. Allen W. Lindstrom is Chief Financial Officer of Barnes & Noble, Inc since July 2013. 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.

Jaime Carey

Mr. Jaime Carey is President - Development & Restaurant Group of the Company. Prior to that, Mr. Carey was Chief Merchandising Officer of the Company from May 2008 through June 2015. 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.

Mary Keating

Ms. Mary Ellen Keating is Senior Vice President - Corporate Communications and Public Affairs of Barnes & Noble, Inc. He 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 Principal Accounting Officer, Vice President, Controller of the Company. He was appointed Vice President Corporate Controller of the Company in October 2013 and Principal Accounting Officer of the Company in November 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 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 is the 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 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.

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.

Michael Ladd

Mr. Michael Ladd is Vice President - Stores of the Company. 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 Chief Merchandising Officer of the Company. 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 Lead Independent Director of Barnes & Noble, Inc 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 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.

Ann-Marie Campbell

Ms. Ann-Marie Campbell is independent Director of the Company since June 16, 2015. Ms. Campbell serves on the Compensation Committee. She 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.

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. 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 of 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 since September 2011. 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., Ideiasnet, 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 Independent Director of Barnes & Noble Inc since April 2014. 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 Independent Director of Barnes & Noble, Inc since November 1993. 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.

Paul Guenther

Mr. Paul B. Guenther is Independent Director of the company since June 2015. Mr. Guenther serves as Chair of the Audit Committee. Mr. Guenther is the former President of Paine Webber 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 also serves as a director of Guardian Life Insurance, a Fortune 250 financial services company and one of the largest individual disability income insurance providers in the U.S. and chairman of Community & Southern Holdings, a community bank with over $3 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 has 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.

Andy Milevoj

Mr. Andy Milevoj has been appointed as 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.