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Cracker Barrel Old Country Store Inc (CBRL.OQ)

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

James Bradford

68 2012 Independent Chairman of the Board

Sandra Cochran

57 2011 President, Chief Executive Officer, Director

Jill Golder

53 2016 Chief Financial Officer, Senior Vice President

Beverly Carmichael

56 2014 Senior Vice President and Chief People officer

Christopher Ciavarra

44 2010 Senior Vice President- Marketing

Laura Daily

51 2012 Senior Vice President - Retail

Nicholas Flanagan

49 2010 Senior Vice President - Operations

Jeff Wilson

40 2015 Vice President, Corporate Controller, Principal Accounting Officer

Michael Zylstra

49 2012 Vice President, General Counsel, Secretary

Thomas Barr

47 2012 Independent Director

Glenn Davenport

62 2012 Independent Director

Richard Dobkin

70 2005 Independent Director

Norman Johnson

67 2012 Independent Director

William McCarten

67 2011 Independent Director

Coleman Peterson

67 2011 Independent Director

Andrea Weiss

60 2003 Independent Director

Biographies

Name Description

James Bradford

Mr. James W. Bradford, Jr., is an Independent Chairman of the Board of Cracker Barrel Old Country Store, Inc., since November 7, 2012. Mr. Bradford was Dean of Vanderbilt University’s Owen Graduate School of Management (“Vanderbilt”) from June 2005 until his retirement in June 2013. Prior to that time from 2002 until June 2005, Mr. Bradford was in the following capacities at Vanderbilt: Acting Dean, Associate Dean of Corporate Relations, Professor for the Practice of Management and adjunct faculty member. An experienced corporate executive, Mr. Bradford previously served, from 1992 to 1999, as President and Chief Executive Officer of AFG Industries, Inc., a large vertically integrated glass manufacturing and fabrication company. From 1999 to 2001, Mr. Bradford was the President and Chief Executive Officer of United Glass Corporation, a diversified glass fabrication company. Mr. Bradford presently serves on the boards of directors of CLARCOR Inc. (NYSE: CLC), Genesco, Inc. (NYSE: GCO) and Granite Construction, Inc. (NYSE: GVA).

Sandra Cochran

Ms. Sandra B. Cochran has been appointed as a Chief Executive Officer, President and Director of the Cracker Barrel Old Country Store, inc., since September 2011. She has been employed with us in various capacities since 2009. She served as our Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer from April 2009 to November 2010, and as President and Chief Operating Officer from November 2010 until September 2011 when she assumed her current position. In September 2011, she also became a member of our Board of Directors. Prior to March 2009, she was the Chief Executive Officer of Books-A-Million, Inc. Ms. Cochran has 22 years of experience in the retail industry and six years of experience in the restaurant industry.

Jill Golder

Ms. Jill M. Golder is re-designated as Chief Financial Officer, Senior Vice President of the Company., effective June 6, 2016. Golder has almost 30 years of experience in the restaurant industry, most recently as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Ruby Tuesday, Inc. During her 23 years at Darden Restaurants, Inc., she held progressively more responsible positions, including Senior Vice President of Finance for Olive Garden North America, Senior Vice President of Finance for Smokey Bones, Senior Vice President of Finance for the Specialty Restaurant Group, and Senior Vice President of Finance for Red Lobster. She also served as Director of Strategic Planning and Corporate Analysis for Domino’s Pizza International, and Chief Financial Officer of Cooper’s Hawk Winery and Restaurants. Golder holds a BA from Kalamazoo College and an MBA from the Booth School of Business at the University of Chicago.

Beverly Carmichael

Ms. Beverly K. Carmichael is a Senior Vice President and Chief People Officer of Cracker Barrel Old Country Inc., since January 2014. She most recently was with Frisco, Texas-based Star HR LLC, a human resource consulting firm, which she founded in 2010 and served as President. From 2009 to 2011, she served as an adjunct professor and advisor in the masters of business administration program in the Price College of Business for the University of Oklahoma. Ms. Carmichael was Executive Vice President Human Resources and Chief People Officer of Ticketmaster from 2006 to 2009. She has over 20 years of human resource leadership experience.

Christopher Ciavarra

Mr. Christopher Alex Ciavarra is Senior Vice President- Marketing of the Cracker Barrel Old Country Store Inc., since 2010. He has been employed with us since 2008. Mr. Ciavarra was Vice President, Brand and Menu Strategy from 2008 until 2010 when he assumed his current position. Prior to 2008, he was the Director of Marketing for Aramark Corporation. He has over 15 years of experience in the restaurant industry and over ten years of experience in the retail industry.

Laura Daily

Ms. Laura A. Daily is a Senior Vice President- Retail of Cracker Barrel Old Country Store inc., since May 2012. Prior to May 2012, she was Vice President for Ballard Designs, an Internet and catalog home furnishings retailer that is part of HSN, Inc., where she was in charge of all merchandising and trends for the company. She has over 22 years of experience as a merchant with a number of retail organizations.

Nicholas Flanagan

Mr. Nicholas V. Flanagan is Senior Vice President- Operations of Cracker Barrel Old Country Store, Inc., since November 2010. He has been employed with us since 2004. From 2004 to 2010, he was in various capacities including Vice President of Restaurant Operations. He assumed his current position in November 2010. He has over 26 years of experience in the restaurant industry.

Jeff Wilson

Mr. Jeff Wilson is Vice President, Corporate Controller and Principal Accounting Officer of the Cracker Barrel Old Country Store, inc., since June 29, 2015. Mr. Wilson has been employed with us since 2007 in various capacities including Vice President, Operations Analysis. He assumed his current position in June 2015. Mr. Wilson has 18 years of experience in the restaurant industry and four years of experience in the retail industry.

Michael Zylstra

Mr. Michael J. Zylstra is Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary of Cracker Barrel Old Country Store, Inc., since January 2012. Mr. Michael J. Zylstra has been employed with us in various capacities since 1992. He assumed his present position in January 2012 after serving as Vice President, Associate General Counsel and Assistant Corporate Secretary since 1999. Mr. Michael J. Zylstra has 24 years of experience in the restaurant and retail industries, all with Cracker Barrel Old Country Store, Inc.

Thomas Barr

Mr. Thomas H. Barr is an Independent Director of Cracker Barrel Old Country Store, Inc., since May 30, 2012. Mr. Barr was the board member of Sheetz, Inc., a privately owned company that operates over 500 convenience store locations throughout the mid-Atlantic region of the United States, and serves as an advisor on several early-stage start-up companies. Mr. Barr was an executive of Hailo Network, a privately owned London-based company that develops mobile applications for acquiring taxicab services. Mr. Barr’s roles with Hailo Network included serving as CEO and Global President, Co-CEO and Global President, Global Chief Operating Officer, Chief Operating Officer of Hailo Network USA and board member of Hailo Network. Mr. Barr was Vice President at Starbucks Corporation (NASDAQ: SBUX) (“Starbucks”) and was a member of the Starbucks marketing and products team since 2000 with responsibility for Starbucks’ U.S. retail coffee business. During his approximately 12-year career with Starbucks, Mr. Barr led North American Marketing, U.S. Product Management and U.S. Food categories in senior executive roles, most recently as Vice President, Global Coffee.

Glenn Davenport

Mr. Glenn A. Davenport is an Independent Director of Cracker Barrel Old Country Store, Inc., since May 30, 2012. Mr. Davenport was President of G.A. Food Service, Inc., a nutrition services and meal provider serving the nutrition needs of seniors and children, the military, emergency response and large event catering markets. Mr. Davenport was the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Morrison Management Specialists, a food service company that provides food, nutrition and dining services to healthcare systems and senior living communities in 41 states. Mr. Davenport was President of Horizon Software International, LLC, a company specializing in food service technology. Mr. Davenport is currently a member of the board of directors of Team Health Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: TMH), a supplier of outsourced healthcare professional staffing. Mr. Davenport was retired from February 2009 until May 2013.

Richard Dobkin

Mr. Richard J. Dobkin is an Independent Director of Cracker Barrel Old Country Store Inc., since 2005. Mr. Dobkin was the Managing Partner of the Tampa, Florida office of Ernst & Young, LLP, an independent registered public accounting firm, from 1987 until his retirement in June 2005. From October 2009 until September 2010, Mr. Dobkin was a member of the board of directors of the PBSJ Corporation, which provides planning, design, and construction management services in the U.S. and abroad. Mr. Dobkin was on the board of directors of Blue Pearl Veterinary Partners, LLC, a private company which owns and operates several specialty and emergency veterinary hospitals in numerous states. Since 2011, Mr. Dobkin has served as an Executive in Residence at the University of South Florida School of Accountancy and acted as a consultant to private companies, and since March 2014, Mr. Dobkin was on the board of directors of Bay Cities Bank, a community bank with offices in the Tampa, Florida area.

Norman Johnson

Mr. Norman E. Johnson is an Independent Director of Cracker Barrel Old Country Store, Inc., since August 13, 2012. Mr. Johnson was President, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of CLARCOR Inc. (NYSE: CLC) (“CLARCOR”), a diverse filtration company. Mr. Johnson was the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of CLARCOR, and he was Executive Chairman of CLARCOR from December 2011 until his retirement in November 2012. In addition, Mr. Johnson was on the board of directors of CIRCOR International, Inc. (NYSE: CIR), a manufacturer of valves and other highly engineered products and sub-systems used in the energy, aerospace and industrial markets.

William McCarten

Mr. William W. McCarten is an Independent Director of Cracker Barrel Old Country Store, Inc., since August 9, 2011. Mr. McCarten was Chairman of the board of directors of DiamondRock Hospitality Company (NYSE: DRH) (“DiamondRock”), a lodging-focused Real Estate Investment Trust he founded in 2004 and that went public in 2005. DiamondRock owns several high-quality hotels throughout the United States and has assets of approximately $3 billion. Mr. McCarten served as Chief Executive Officer of DiamondRock from its inception until September 2008. Mr. McCarten serves as a member of the board of directors of Marriott Vacations Worldwide Corporation (NYSE: VAC), a leader in the timeshare industry with a global portfolio of resorts in popular destinations. From 2001 through 2003, Mr. McCarten was President of the Marriott Services Group of Marriott International, Inc. (NYSE: MAR). Prior to that position, Mr. McCarten served as President and Chief Executive Officer of HMSHost Corporation. Mr. McCarten was an accountant with Arthur Andersen & Co. from 1970 to 1979.

Coleman Peterson

Mr. Coleman Peterson is an Independent Director of Cracker Barrel Old Country Store, Inc., since June 17, 2011. Mr. Peterson is President and Chief Executive Officer of Hollis Enterprises, LLC, the human resources consulting firm he founded in 2004 following his retirement from Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. (NYSE: WMT), where he was Chief People Officer from 1994 to 2004. Mr. Peterson serves on the boards of directors of both J.B. Hunt Transport Services, Inc. (NASDAQ: JBHT) and Build-A-Bear Workshop, Inc. (NYSE: BBW).

Andrea Weiss

Ms. Andrea M. Weiss is an Independent Director of Cracker Barrel Old Country Store Inc since 2003. Ms. Weiss has been the President and Chief Executive Officer of Retail Consulting, Inc., a retail consulting firm, since October 2002. Ms. Weiss was President of dELiA*s Corp., a multichannel retailer to teenage girls and young women. Ms. Weiss was the Executive Vice President and Chief Store Officer of The Limited, Inc. and Intimate Brands, Inc., units of L Brands, Inc. (formerly Limited Brands, Inc.) (NYSE: LB), a women’s retailer. Ms. Weiss has served on the boards of directors of Chicos FAS (NYSE: CHS) since February 2009, The Pep Boys—Manny, Moe & Jack (NYSE: PBY) since March 2013, and Nutrisystem, Inc. (NASDAQ: NTRI) since March 2013. Ms. Weiss was the Chairman of Cortefiel Group, SA, a European retailer with stores in more than 60 countries. Ms. Weiss’ prior retail experience includes positions at The Walt Disney Company (NYSE: DIS), ANN INC., formerly AnnTaylor Stores Corporation (NYSE: ANN), and Guess?, Inc. (NYSE: GES). In addition, Ms. Weiss previously served on the boards of directors of Brookstone, Inc., GSI Commerce Inc., Tabi International, Inc., Ediets.com, Inc. (NASDAQ: DIET), and Worth Ltd., a direct marketer of luxury apparel and accessories. In January 2014, Ms. Weiss co-founded O Alliance, LLC, a digital and retail consulting network. In July 2014, Ms. Weiss joined the board of directors of Newgistics, a private logistics firm.