People: Century Aluminum Co (CENX.OQ)

CENX.OQ on NASDAQ Stock Exchange Global Select Market

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23 Jul 2014
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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Terence Wilkinson

67 2011 Independent Chairman of the Board

Michael Bless

48 2012 President, Chief Executive Officer, Director

Rick Dillon

2014 Chief Financial Officer, Executive Vice President

Jesse Gary

33 2013 Executive Vice President, General Counsel, Secretary

Michelle Harrison

37 2013 Senior Vice President - Finance, Treasurer

John Hoerner

56 2011 Vice President - North America Operations

Andrew Caplan

43 2012 Director

Daniel Goldberg

35 2011 Director

Steven Kalmin

44 2011 Director

Jarl Berntzen

46 2006 Independent Director

Peter Jones

66 2007 Independent Director

Andrew Michelmore

61 2010 Independent Director

John O'Brien

72 2011 Independent Director

Shelly Harrison

Investor Relations Officer

Biographies

Name Description

Terence Wilkinson

Mr. Terence Wilkinson is Independent Chairman of the Board of Century Aluminum Co., since June 2011. He is Our Chairman of the Board since June 2011; Senior Independent Director of Eurasian Natural Resources Corporation Plc since May 2012 and Independent Director since September 2011; Director of Triland Metals Ltd. since 1998; Chief Executive Officer of Ridge Mining Plc from November 2000 to August 2009; Director of Angara Mining Plc from June 2008 to August 2009; Chief Executive Officer of Lonrho South Africa Limited from 1985 to 1996; Director and Chief Operating Officer of Lonmin Plc from 1997 to1999; Director of Lamensdorf Group from March 2002 to 2003. Mr. Wilkinson was designated for nomination to our Board of Directors by Glencore in accordance with the 2011 Support Agreement. Mr. Wilkinson has valuable metals and mining experience by virtue of the many leadership positions he has held in the metals and mining industry, including as Chief Executive Officer of Ridge Mining Plc, Chief Executive Officer of the Lonrho Group's South African division and Director and Chief Operating Officer of Lonmin Plc. In addition, as a dual South African and British citizen, Mr. Wilkinson provides international perspective and diversity to the Board.

Michael Bless

Mr. Michael A. Bless is President, Chief Executive Officer, Director of Century Aluminum Co. He has been Director, President and Chief Executive Officer of Century Aluminum Company since December 2012; President and Chief Executive Officer since February 2012; Acting President and Chief Executive Officer from November 2011 to February 2012; Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer from January 2006 to October 2011. Prior to joining Century, Mr. Bless served as the Chief Financial Officer of Rockwell Automation, Inc. and was an investment banker at Dillon, Read & Co. Mr. Bless was elected to our Board of Directors on December 4, 2012. As the only management representative on our Board, Mr. Bless provides a unique perspective in Board discussions about the business and strategic direction of the Company. Mr. Bless has an expansive knowledge of the aluminum industry and global financial conditions. Prior to joining Century, Mr. Bless held a number of senior management positions at both public and private companies and investment banks. The Board benefits from his business insights and knowledge of the Company and the market it serves.

Rick Dillon

Mr. Rick T. Dillon is Chief Financial Officer, Executive Vice President of the Company. Prior to joining the Company, Mr. Dillon served as Vice President of Finance - Surface Mining Group at Joy Global Inc., a publicly traded manufacturer of high-productivity mining solutions. Prior to that position, Mr. Dillon served as Joy Global’s Vice President - Corporate Controller & Chief Accounting Officer from November 2009 to June 2012. From November 2007 through November 2009, Mr. Dillon served as Vice President - Business Planning & Analysis at Newell Rubbermaid, Inc., a publicly traded marketer of consumer and commercial products. Mr. Dillon holds an M.B.A. from Northwestern University - Kellogg School of Management and a B.S. in Accounting from Marquette University.

Jesse Gary

Mr. Jesse E. Gary is an Executive Vice President, General Counsel, Secretary of Century Aluminium Co. Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary since February 2013; Assistant Secretary and Associate General Counsel from February 2010 to January 2013

Michelle Harrison

Ms. Michelle M. Harrison is Senior Vice President - Finance, Treasurer of Century Aluminum Co. She is Senior Vice President, Finance and Treasurer since January 2013; Vice President and Treasurer from February 2007 to December 2012.

John Hoerner

Andrew Caplan

Mr. Andrew J. Caplan is Director of Century Aluminum Co. He is Head of the Aluminum Division of Glencore since June 2013; Manager of the Bauxite and Alumina Department of Glencore from 2007 to 2013. Director of the International Aluminum Institute. Mr. Caplan was appointed to our Board of Directors by Glencore in accordance with a support agreement, dated April 5, 2011 (the "2011 Support Agreement"). Under the 2011 Support Agreement, following Steven Blumgart's resignation from the Board in March 2012, Glencore was entitled to designate a director, reasonably acceptable to Century, for appointment to the Board to replace Mr. Blumgart until the 2014 Annual Meeting. Prior to Mr. Caplans's appointment, our Governance and Nominating Committee considered Glencore's input as our largest stockholder and following review of Mr. Caplan's credentials, determined that Mr. Caplan would add valuable expertise in the metals and mining industry by virtue of his experience as the Manager of Bauxite and Alumina at Glencore. As Head of Glencore's Aluminum Division, Mr. Caplan provides extensive knowledge in the aluminum industry.

Daniel Goldberg

Mr. Daniel Goldberg is Director of Century Aluminum Co. He is a Asset and Investment Manager of the Aluminum and Alumina Department of Glencore Xstrata plc ("Glencore") since February 2005. Director of various Glencore-controlled entities. Mr. Goldberg was originally appointed to our Board of Directors by Glencore in accordance with a support agreement, dated April 6, 2010 between Glencore and the Company (the “2010 Support Agreement”). Glencore's rights to nominate a director pursuant to the 2010 Support Agreement expire as of the 2013 Annual Meeting. In nominating Mr. Goldberg for election at the 2013 Annual Meeting, our Governance and Nominating Committee considered Glencore's input as our largest stockholder and following review of Mr. Goldberg's credentials, determined that Mr. Goldberg would add valuable expertise in the metals and mining industry by virtue of his experience as Asset and Investment Manager of the Aluminum and Alumina Department at Glencore. Mr. Goldberg provides extensive experience in all stages of aluminum production from alumina to aluminum production and marketing. In addition, as a South African citizen and a resident of Switzerland, Mr. Goldberg provides international perspective and diversity to the Board.

Steven Kalmin

Mr. Steven Kalmin is Director of Century Aluminum Co. He is Chief Financial Officer of Glencore since July 2005. Mr. Kalmin was designated for election to our Board of Directors by Glencore in accordance with the 2011 Support Agreement. Mr. Kalmin has extensive financial and international business expertise by virtue of his experience as Chief Financial Officer of Glencore. In addition, as an Australian citizen and a resident of Switzerland, Mr. Kalmin provides international perspective and diversity to the Board.

Jarl Berntzen

Mr. Jarl Berntzen is an Independent Director of Century Aluminum Co. He is Senior Director, Corporate Development of Dolby Laboratories since 2011; Director, Corporate Development of Rambus, Inc. from November 2010 to August 2011; Founder, Global Strategic Advisers, LLC from March 2009 to October 2010; Managing Director and Portfolio Manager of Interlachen Capital Group from August 2008 through February 2009; Partner-Head of Mergers and Acquisitions, ThinkEquity Partners LLC from March 2006 to August 2008; Director of Universal Safety Response, Inc. from October 2007 to April 2009. Mr. Berntzen has extensive experience in mergers and acquisitions (“M&A”), financial restructurings and corporate development activities, having served in senior M&A advisory positions at several international investment banks and advisory firms, including more than 10 years with Goldman, Sachs & Co., in addition to ThinkEquity Partners LLC and Barrington Associates. Mr. Berntzen's financial acumen, investment banking experience and international M&A and restructuring experience provides insight to the Board when considering Century's operational restructuring and growth and development objectives. Mr. Berntzen has been designated an “audit committee financial expert” as defined in the regulations of the Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”). In addition, Mr. Berntzen is a citizen of Norway and provides international perspective and diversity to the Board.

Peter Jones

Mr. Peter Clark Jones is an Independent Director of Century Aluminum Co. Mr. Jones is Director of Concordia Resources Corp. since March 2012; Director of Red Crescent Resources Limited (formerly NiCo Mining Limited) from August 2009 to December 2011; Director of Royal Nickel Corp. since December 2008; Director of Mizuho Corporate Bank (Canada) from December 2006 to May 2010; Director of Iamgold Corporation from May 2006 to May 2011 and Interim President and Chief Executive Officer from January to November 2010; Chairman of Lakota Resources from December 2008 to October 2009. Mr. Jones has over 40 years of experience in the metals and mining industries, including both underground and open pit mining, smelting and refining of multiple base and precious metals. Mr. Jones has executive level experience including serving as President and Chief Executive Officer of Hudson Bay Mining and Smelting, President and Chief Operating Officer of Inco Limited and Chief Executive Officer of Iamgold, and brings extensive operational experience and perspective to the Board's deliberations. Mr. Jones also has extensive experience as a director of public companies. His service as Chairman of Iamgold Corporation's and Century's Compensation Committees, Chairman of Century's Governance and Nominating Committee and as a member of various other audit, corporate governance, environmental, and health and safety committees adds substantial governance and compensation expertise to the Board. In addition, as a dual-citizen of Canada and the United Kingdom and having lived and worked in a number of different countries, Mr. Jones provides international perspective and diversity to the Board.

Andrew Michelmore

Mr. Andrew Gordon Michelmore is an Independent Director of Century Aluminum Co. He is Executive Director and Chief Executive Officer of MMG Limited (formerly known as Minmetals Resources) since December 2010; Chief Executive Officer of Minerals and Metals Group since June 2009; Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director of OZ Minerals LTD from June 2008 to June 2009; Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director of Zinifex Limited from February 2008 to June 2008; Chairman of the Minerals Council of Australia since June 2013; Chairman of the International Zinc Association since October 2011; Deputy Chairman of the International Council on Mining and Metals since May 2013; Chairman of the Jean Hailes Foundation since 1996; and Chairman of Ormond College Council since 2003. Mr. Michelmore was originally identified to our Board of Directors by Glencore. Mr. Michelmore adds valuable metals and mining expertise to the Board by virtue of his experience as Chief Executive Officer of MMG Limited and previous experience as Chief Executive Officer of Zinifex, Oz Minerals, EN+ Group and WMC Resources. Mr. Michelmore also adds valuable engineering and international business experience to the Board by virtue of his positions as a Fellow of the Institution of Chemical Engineers, the Institution of Engineers Australia and the Australian Academy of Technological Sciences and Engineering and a member of the Minerals Council of Australia and the Business Council of Australia. In addition, as an Australian citizen and having lived and worked in a number of different countries, Mr. Michelmore provides international diversity and perspective to the Board.

John O'Brien

Mr. John Patrick O'Brien is Independent Director of Century Aluminum Co. He was Chairman of the Board of the Company from January 2008 to June 2011; Managing Director of Inglewood Associates Inc. since 1990; Chairman of Allied Construction Products since March 1993; Director of Preformed Line Products Company from May 2004 to May 2008; Director of Globe Specialty Metals from May 2008 to October 2008; Director of Oglebay Norton Company from April 2003 to February 2008; Member of the Board of Trustees of Saint Luke's Foundation of Cleveland, Ohio since 2006; Trustee of Cleveland Sight Center since 1990. With Mr. O'Brien's over 12 years experience on our Board and his service as a director of Preformed Line Products and other aluminum purchasers, Mr. O'Brien provides our Board with valuable experience in the aluminum industry. In addition, he has spent over 18 years as Chairman of Allied Construction Products and has served as a director of numerous other public companies. The Board benefits from Mr. O'Brien's proven business acumen and leadership skills. Mr. O'Brien also has extensive restructuring experience from his time spent as a Managing Director of Inglewood Associates Inc. and as Chairman of the Restructuring Committee of the Board of Directors of Oglebay Norton Company, which has proven valuable to the Board when considering Century's operational restructuring and growth and development objectives. Mr. O'Brien's service on the board of several non-profit health organizations brings valuable diversity to the Board's considerations of health, safety and sustainability matters. Mr. O'Brien serves as Chair of the Audit Committee and has been designated an “audit committee financial expert” as defined in the regulations of the SEC.

Shelly Harrison

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