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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Joshua Collins

50 2011 Chairman of the Board, Chief Executive Officer

David Willmott

45 2012 President, Chief Operating Officer, Director

Calvin Jenness

59 2005 Chief Financial Officer, Senior Vice President

Gerald Johnson

54 2013 President - FRAG

David Gillrie

48 2014 Senior Vice President - Global Sales & Marketing, FLAG

David Parrish

57 2013 Senior Vice President - Global Supply Chain

Chad Paulson

43 2012 Vice President, General Counsel, Secretary

Mark Allred

57 2008 Vice President, Corporate Controller

Robert Beasley

69 2011 Lead Independent Director

Max Lukens

67 2015 Director

Ronald Cami

48 2010 Independent Director

Andrew Clarke

44 2010 Independent Director

Nelda Connors

49 2012 Independent Director

E. Daniel James

50 1999 Independent Director

Harold Layman

68 2002 Independent Director

Daniel Obringer

67 2014 Independent Director

David Dugan

Director - Corporate Communications and Investor Relations

Biographies

Name Description

Joshua Collins

Mr. Joshua L. Collins is Chairman of the Board, Chief Executive Officer of Blount International, Inc. He has been Director since January 2005; Chairman of the Board since May 2010; Member of the Compensation Committee from January 2005 to December 2005; Member of the Nominating & Corporate Governance Committee from January 2008 to December 18, 2009. Elected the Corporation’s Chief Executive Officer in December 2009. As a result of becoming CEO, Mr. Collins, who continues as a Director, resigned from the Nominating & Corporate Governance Committee of the Board. Before that, Mr. Collins was elected President, Chief Operating Officer & CEO Designate as of October 19, 2009. Previously, founder of Collins Willmott & Co. LLC, a private equity firm located in New York City, focused on providing growth capital to middle market companies in the industrial, consumer and energy sectors since January 2008; formerly, Principal of Lehman Brothers Merchant Banking from 2000 to January 2008, Managing Director of Lehman Brothers Inc. from 2006 to January 2008 and Senior Vice President of Lehman Brothers Inc. from 2003 to January 2006. Mr. Collins joined Lehman Brothers Merchant Banking in 1996. Prior to joining Lehman Brothers, Mr. Collins served as an infantry officer and Captain in the United States Marine Corps. Mr. Collins also serves as an observer member on the Board of Directors of Enduring Resources, LLC of Denver, Colorado, a private equity-backed producer of oil and natural gas. Formerly, Mr. Collins served on the Boards of Directors for Phoenix Brands LLC of Stamford, Connecticut; Evergreen Copyright Acquisitions, LLC of Nashville, Tennessee; Cross Group, Inc. of Houma, Louisiana; Superior Highwall Holding, Inc. of Beckley, West Virginia; Eagle Energy Partners I, LP of Houston, Texas; Pacific Energy Management, LLC (NYSE:PPX) of Long Beach California; and Mediterranean Resources, LLC of Austin, Texas.

David Willmott

Mr. David A. Willmott is President, Chief Operating Officer, Director of Blount International, Inc. He has been Director since March 2012. Mr. Willmott was elected the Corporation’s President and Chief Operating Officer on March 10, 2011. Previously, from December 14, 2009, he served as Senior Vice President – Corporate Development & Strategy. Previously, founder of Collins Willmott & Co. LLC, a private equity firm located in New York City, focused on providing growth capital to middle market companies in the industrial, consumer and energy sectors, since January 2008; formerly, Principal of Lehman Brothers Merchant Banking, from 2000 to 2008, and Managing Director of Lehman Brothers Inc. from 2007 to 2008; joined Lehman Brothers Merchant Banking in 1997. Prior to joining Lehman Brothers, Mr. Willmott was an investment banker with Merrill Lynch & Co. from 1992 to 1995. Mr. Willmott formerly served on the Boards of Directors of Evergreen Copyright Acquisitions, LLC of Nashville, Tennessee; Cross Group, Inc. of Houma, Louisiana; Superior Highwall Holding, Inc. of Beckley, West Virginia; Hunter Fan Company of Memphis, Tennessee; and CP Kelco ApS of Chicago, Illinois. Mr. Willmott is a former Chairman of the Board of Directors of Hunter Fan Company.

Calvin Jenness

Mr. Calvin E. Jenness is Chief Financial Officer, Senior Vice President of Blount International Inc., since August 2002. In February 2005, he relinquished the Treasurer position. Prior to August 2002, he served as Vice President and Corporate Controller and Treasurer from June 2001 and as Vice President and Corporate Controller from September 2000.

Gerald Johnson

Mr. Gerald D. Johnson is a President - FRAG of Blount International, Inc., effective May 9, 2013. Prior to May 2013, he served as President of Woods Equipment Company, which Blount acquired in August 2011, from 2009. Previously he was VP of Operations in 2004, General Manager of Manufacturing in 1998 and joined Woods Equipment Company in 1995 as Manager of Technical Support. Prior to joining Woods Equipment Company, Mr. Johnson held various leadership positions in General Electric Company’s Aircraft Engines and Industrial AC Motors division from 1985.

David Gillrie

Mr. David P. Gillrie is Senior Vice President - Global Sales & Marketing, FLAG (Forestry, Lawn, and Garden) of the Blount International, Inc. Previously, he was President, of ICS, the Corporation’s Concrete Cutting and Finishing division from April 16, 2012. Prior to April 2012 he worked for Terex Corporation as Global General Manager from 2009 and held various positions for Ingersoll-Rand Companies from 2001, including Vice President, Strategy and Business Development, Global General Manager and Strategic Business Unit Manager.

David Parrish

Mr. David K. Parrish is Senior Vice President - Global Supply Chain of the Blount International, Inc, effective November 1, 2013. Previously he was Vice President – Supply Chain from May 2010. Prior to May 2010 he served as Frederick Manufacturing General Manager from 2003, as Operations Manager – KC from 2000 and Distribution Center Manager – KC from 1995. Prior to joining the Corporation, Mr. Parrish worked for the Stanley Tools organization in various capacities, including managing manufacturing and distribution operations and supply chain.

Chad Paulson

Mr. Chad E. Paulson is Vice President, General Counsel, Secretary of Blount International, Inc., since January 1, 2012. Previously, he served as Corporate Counsel from 2006 and as Assistant Secretary from 2008. Previously, he was Senior Counsel at PacifiCorp, from 2003 to 2006. Before that he was in private practice.

Mark Allred

Mr. Mark V. Allred is Vice President, Corporate Controller of Blount International Inc. He was elected Vice President – Controller in February 2007, and his title changed to Vice President – Corporate Controller on February 20, 2008. Prior to February 2007, he served as Corporate Controller for the Corporation, then a non-Executive Officer position, from January 2005. Previously, he served as Vice President of Finance and Corporate Controller at Crown Pacific Partners LP from 2003 to 2004.

Robert Beasley

Mr. Robert E. Beasley, Jr., is Lead Independent Director of Blount International, Inc., since December 7, 2011. Mr. Beasley Director since January 1, 2010; Lead Director since December 2011; Chairman of the Nominating & Corporate Governance Committee from July 2010 to April 2013; Member of the Nominating & Corporate Governance Committee from January 2010 to April 2013; Member of the Audit Committee since December 7, 2011; Chairman and Member of the Compensation Committee since April 2013. Former Chairman, President and CEO of Hunter Fan Company of Memphis, Tennessee, a privately-held manufacturer of consumer and commercial ceiling fans and other consumer products, from 1991 until his retirement in 2007. Formerly, President of Hunter Fan Division from 1989 to 1991. Prior to that, Vice President of Marketing-Consumer Electronics for North American Philips Corporation of New York, New York, a publicly-held manufacturer and marketer of consumer, commercial and industrial products, from 1986 to 1989. Vice President of Marketing for Philips’ Norelco Consumer Products from 1982 to 1986. Mr. Beasley has served on the Board of Directors of Hunter Fan Company from 2007 to present.

Max Lukens

Mr. Max L. Lukens is Director of Blount International, Inc. He is an Independent Director of Westlake Chemical Corporation, a public company and international manufacturer and supplier of petrochemicals and building products, since August 2004. He also serves as a Director of Westlake Chemical Partners, a limited partnership formed by Westlake Chemical Corporation to operate, acquire, and develop facilities for the processing of natural gas liquids as well as other qualifying activities, since August 2014. Mr. Lukens served as a director of The Pep Boys-Manny, Moe & Jack, a public company and nationwide automotive parts retail and service chain from August 2006 until October 2007 and again as Chairman of the Board from June 2009 until September 2011. Mr. Lukens served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Stewart & Stevenson Services, Inc., a company primarily engaged in the design, manufacture, and service of military tactical vehicles, from May 2004 until May 2006. Mr. Lukens served as Chairman of the Board, President and Chief Executive Officer for Baker Hughes Incorporated, an oilfield services company, from 1997 to January 2000; where he held various roles in the company since 1981.

Ronald Cami

Mr. Ronald Cami is an Independent Director of Blount International, Inc. Mr. Cami has been a Partner and General Counsel of the investment firm TPG since June 2010. Mr. Cami was a partner at Cravath, Swaine & Moore LLP in New York City from 2001 until June 2010, where his law practice was focused on mergers and acquisitions, leveraged transactions and general corporate and board advice. During his tenure at Cravath, which began in 1994, Mr. Cami was the Corporation’s principal outside counsel from August 1999 until June 2010. Mr. Cami received his undergraduate degree from Harvard University and his law degree from Rutgers School of Law.

Andrew Clarke

Mr. Andrew C. Clarke is an Independent Director of Blount International Inc., since May 2010. Director since May 2010; Chairman of the Audit Committee since February 2012; Member of the Audit Committee since May 2010; Member of the Compensation Committee since April 2013. From 2014 to present, Co-Founder, Director and Consultant to FreightVerify, Inc., a cloud based enterprise solution that connects shippers and carriers and provides real-time tracking and delivery audits of shipments. President, Director and CEO from 2007 until February 2013, of Panther Expedited Services, Inc. of Seville, Ohio, a premium logistics provider that focuses on the automotive, life sciences, governmental and manufacturing segments and that was controlled by Fenway Partners, a private equity firm, until its sale in 2012 to Arkansas Best Corporation. Previously, Senior Vice President, Chief Financial Officer, Treasurer and Investor Relations for Forward Air Corporation, a publicly-traded diversified transportation services corporation, from 2001 to 2006, and its subsidiary, Logtech Corporation, from 2000 to 2001. Before that, Mr. Clarke worked in investment banking, including from 1998 to 2000 with Deutsche Bank Alex Brown and from 1993 to 1996 with A.G. Edwards & Sons, Inc. Mr. Clarke has served on the Board of FreightVerify, Inc. from 2014 to present. Mr. Clarke served on the Boards of Directors of Panther Expedited Services, Inc. from 2006 to 2012, Forward Air Corporation of Greenville, Tennessee, from 2001 to 2006 and of Pacer International, Inc., of Dublin, Ohio, a publicly-traded company engaged in third-party logistics services, from 2005 to August 2009. He served as Chairman of the Audit Committee and Member of the Compensation and Nominating & Corporate Governance Committees of Pacer. He also served on the Advisory Board of Competitive Cyclist, a web-based retailer to serious road and mountain bike enthusiasts, prior to its sale to Backcountry.com in 2011.

Nelda Connors

Ms. Nelda J. Connors is an Independent Director of Blount International, Inc., since March 26, 2012. Director since March 2012; Member of the Audit Committee since April 2013. Since August 2011, Chairwoman and Founder of Pine Grove Holdings, LLC, a Delaware company that provides advisory services to private equity firms and investment firms and limited investments to small and mid-sized businesses from August 2011. From August 2008 through June 2011, she was President and CEO of Tyco International, Electric & Metal Products Division (renamed Atkore International in 2010), of Illinois, a global producer of electrical steel conduit, mechanical and structural steel and fence and fire production products. Prior to joining Tyco, she was Vice President of Eaton Corporation, a diversified power management company, from 2002 until 2008 where she held a number of international management roles, which included nearly four years based in Shanghai, China. Prior to Eaton, Ms. Connors was an executive in the automotive industry for Ford Motor Company, Chrysler and Mogami Denki (a Toyota supplier). Ms. Connors holds a B.S. and M.S. in mechanical engineering from the University of Dayton. Ms. Connors has served on the Board of Directors of Boston Scientific, of Marlborough, Massachusetts, from December 2009 to present; Vesuvius plc, of London, England, from March 2013 to present; and Echo Global Logistics, of Chicago, Illinois, from April 2013 to present; and as a Class B Director for the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago from June 2011 to present. Ms. Connors currently serves as member of the Audit Committee for each of Echo Global Logistics and Vesuvius plc.

E. Daniel James

Mr. E. Daniel James is an Independent Director of Blount International Inc., since August 1999. He has been Director since August 1999; Member of the Executive Committee from August 1999 to that committee’s termination in March 2010; Member of the Audit Committee from 1999 to February 2003; Member of the Compensation Committee from 1999 to December 2005 and again since February 2008; Member of the Nominating & Corporate Governance Committee from July 2010 to April 2013. Managing Partner and President of Trilantic North America, a private equity investment firm and successor to Lehman Brothers Merchant Banking, from April 2009; previously, Principal of Lehman Brothers Merchant Banking and a Managing Director of Lehman Brothers Inc., New York, New York from April 2000. Prior to that, Mr. James was Senior Vice President from 1996. Mr. James had been with Lehman Brothers Inc. since June 1988. Prior to joining the Merchant Banking Group in 1996, Mr. James served in the Mergers and Acquisitions Group from 1990 and the Financial Institutions Group from 1988. Mr. James has served on the Board of Angelica Corporation of Alpharetta, Georgia, from June 2008 to present; Implus Corporation of Durham, North Carolina, from 2014 to present and Traeger Pellet Grills, LLC of Wilsonville, Oregon, from March 2014 to present. Mr. James formerly served on the Boards of Directors for Phoenix Brands LLC of Stamford, Connecticut from 2005 to 2012; Flagstone Reinsurance Holdings, S.A. of Luxembourg from 2006 to 2012; and Delos Insurance Company of New York, New York, from 2006 to 2011.

Harold Layman

Mr. Harold E. Layman is an Independent Director of Blount International Inc. He has been Director since August 1999; Chairman of the Compensation Committee from July 2010 to April 2013; Member of the Audit Committee from 2007 to July 2010; Member of the Executive Committee from March 2001 to August 2002; Chairman and Member of the Nominating & Corporate Governance Committee since April 2013. Former President of River Bend Management Group of Florida, LLC, an operator of golf courses, located in Ormond Beach, Florida. Former President and Chief Executive Officer of the Corporation from March 2001 to August 2002; President and Chief Operating Officer from February 2000; Executive Vice President – Finance Operations and Chief Financial Officer from February 1997 and Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of the Corporation from January 1993. Prior to 1993, Mr. Layman served as Senior Vice President – Finance and Administration and was a member of the Executive Committee of VME Group, N.V., in The Hague, Netherlands, a manufacturer of automotive components and industrial equipment, from September 1988. Mr. Layman has served on the Board of Infinity Property & Casualty Corp. of Birmingham, Alabama from 2003 to present. Mr. Layman serves as Chairman of the Compensation Committee and as a member of the Nominating & Corporate Governance Committee and Compensation Committee of Infinity Property & Casualty Corp. Formerly, Mr. Layman served on the Board of Grant Prideco, Inc. of Houston, Texas from 2002 until its sale to National Oilwell Varco, Inc. in 2008, where he chaired the Audit Committee. Mr. Layman also served on the Board of GrafTech International Ltd., of Parma, Ohio from 2003 until his retirement in May 2014, where he served as a member of the Compensation Committee and Corporate Governance Committee.

Daniel Obringer

Mr. Daniel J. Obringer is an Independent Director of the Blount International, Inc. Mr. Obringer is Former President and CEO of Echo Incorporated of Lake Zurich, Illinois, a worldwide leader in the development and manufacture of professional-grade, hand-held outdoor power equipment for both the commercial and homeowner markets, and the largest subsidiary of Yamabiko Corporation of Japan, from 2008 to 2014, and Senior Vice President of Finance and Administration of Echo Incorporated from 1995. Mr. Obringer served on the Board of Directors of Echo Incorporated, a private company and subsidiary of Yamabiko Corporation, which is publically traded in Japan, from 2008 to 2014.

David Dugan

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