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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

James Craigie

62 2016 Chairman of the Board

Matthew Farrell

59 2016 President, Chief Executive Officer, Director

Richard Dierker

36 2016 Chief Financial Officer, Executive Vice President

Britta Bomhard

47 2016 Executive Vice President, Chief Marketing Officer

Patrick de Maynadier

55 2011 Executive Vice President, General Counsel, Secretary

Mark Conish

63 2007 Executive Vice President - Global Operations

Steven Cugine

53 2014 Executive Vice President - Global New Products Innovation

Paul Siracusa

59 2007 Executive Vice President - Global Research & Development

Louis Tursi

55 2014 Executive Vice President, North America Sales

Steven Katz

58 2007 Chief Accounting Officer, Vice President, Controller

James Levine

55 2015 Vice President - Global Human Resources

Robert LeBlanc

66 2010 Lead Independent Director

T. Rosie Albright

69 2004 Independent Director

Bradley Irwin

57 2006 Independent Director

Penry Price

47 2011 Independent Director

Ravichandra Saligram

59 2006 Independent Director

Robert Shearer

64 2008 Independent Director

Janet Vergis

51 2014 Independent Director

Arthur Winkleblack

58 2008 Independent Director

Biographies

Name Description

James Craigie

Mr. James R. Craigie has been appointed as Chairman of the Board of the Company,, effective January 03, 2016. He is Chief Executive Officer of the Church & Dwight Co., Inc. From July 2004 through May 2007, he was our President and Chief Executive Officer. From December 1998 through September 2003, he was President and Chief Executive Officer and a member of the board of directors of Spalding Sports Worldwide and its successor, Top-Flite Golf Co. From 1983 to November 1998, Mr. Craigie held various senior management positions with Kraft Foods Inc. Prior to entering private industry, he served for six years as an officer in the U.S. Navy. He currently serves as a member of the boards of directors of Solazyme, Inc., a renewable oil & bioproducts company, Bloomin’ Brands, Inc., a casual dining company, and the Gettysburg Foundation, a non-profit foundation involved with restoring the Gettysburg battlefields. From 2006 to 2014, he was a member of the board of directors of Meredith Corporation, a media and marketing company. Mr. Craigie has been a member of our Board of Directors since 2004 and is a member of the Executive Committee. Mr. Craigie’s intimate knowledge of our company, gained through over ten years of service as our Chief Executive Officer, enables him to provide important insights regarding our operations, including finance, marketing, strategic planning, and senior management personnel matters. In addition, his leadership in connection with several of our acquisitions and dispositions, together with his stewardship over the sale of several businesses at Spalding Sports Worldwide, underscore his strong ability to analyze business combination and disposition opportunities.

Matthew Farrell

Mr. Matthew T. Farrell has been appointed as President, Chief Executive Officer and Director of the Company., effective January 4, 2016. He is no longer Chief Financial Officer, Chief Operating Officer, Executive Vice President of Church & Dwight Co., Inc., effective January 1, 2016. From May 2007 through October 2014, Mr. Farrell has been our Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, and from September 2006 through May 2007, he was our Vice President and Chief Financial Officer. Mr. Farrell was Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Alpharma Inc. from April 2002 through August 2006. From July 2000 through April 2002, he served as Vice President, Investor Relations and Communications at Ingersoll-Rand Ltd. From November 1994 through June 2000, he held various senior financial positions at AlliedSignal Inc. Mr. Farrell currently serves as a member of the board of directors of Lydall, Inc., a supplier of engineered thermal, acoustical and filtration products.

Richard Dierker

Mr. Richard A. Dierker has been appointed as Chief Financial Officer, Executive Vice President of the Company.. effective January 4, 2016. Mr. Dierker joined Church & Dwight in 2009 and is currently Vice President, Corporate Finance, with day-to-day responsibility for most operations of the global finance function. Since 2012, he has been responsible for Supply Chain Finance, Corporate Financial Planning & Analysis, and Investor Relations. From 2009 to 2012, he led Supply Chain Finance as Operations Controller. From 2008 to 2009, he held a senior financial management position at Alpharma, Inc., a leading international specialty pharmaceutical company. Prior to 2008, he held financial and business development management positions for Ingersoll-Rand Ltd, a major diversified industrial manufacturer. Mr. Dierker received his undergraduate degree in Finance from James Madison University and his MBA from the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill.

Britta Bomhard

Ms. Britta B. Bomhard has been Executive Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer since January 2016. Prior to which she served as General Manager, Europe since 2013. From 2005 to 2013, Ms. Bomhard served in a variety of Marketing and General Management assignments at Energizer. Prior to Energizer, Ms. Bomhard worked for Wella AG and GlaxoSmithKline in their marketing organizations.

Patrick de Maynadier

Mr. Patrick D. de Maynadier is Executive Vice President, General Counsel, Secretary of Church & Dwight Co., Inc., He served in a number of capacities for Hill-Rom Holdings, Inc. and its predecessor, Hillenbrand Industries, Inc., from January 2002 through December 2010, including Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary from October 2007 through July 2010 and Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary from January 2002 through October 2007. Previously, Mr. de Maynadier served as Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary for CombiMatrix Corporation; as President and Chief Executive Officer of SDI Investments, LLC, a spin-off of Sterling Diagnostic Imaging, Inc.; and as Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary of Sterling Diagnostics Imaging, Inc. Earlier in his career, Mr. de Maynadier was a corporate and securities Partner at the law firm Bracewell & Patterson, L.L.P.

Mark Conish

Mr. Mark G. Conish is Executive Vice President - Global Operations of Church & Dwight Co., Inc. He has been our Executive Vice President, Global Operations since May 2007. From December 2004 through May 2007, he was our Vice President, Global Operations, and from July 1999 through December 2004, he was our Vice President, Operations. From 1994 through July 1999, he was our Vice President, Manufacturing and Distribution. Mr. Conish has been employed by us in various positions since 1975.

Steven Cugine

Mr. Steven P. Cugine is Executive Vice President - Global New Products Innovation of the company. He has been our Executive Vice President, Global New Products Innovation and President, International Consumer Products since July 2013. From May 2007 through June 2013, he served as our Executive Vice President, Global New Products Innovation. From September 2005 through May 2007, he was our Vice President, Global New Products Innovation, and from July 2004 until September 2005, he was our Vice President, President of Household Products Division. From December 1999 through July 2004, he was our Vice President, Human Resources. He also served as our Acting President of Household Products Division from August 2002 through July 2004 and as Acting President of the Specialty Products Division from October 2000 through December 2002. From 1988 through December 1999, Mr. Cugine served in several capacities with FMC Corporation, including as Director of Human Resources for the Alkali, Peroxide and Oxidant Chemical Divisions.

Paul Siracusa

Mr. Paul A. Siracusa is Executive Vice President - Global Research & Development of Church & Dwight Co. Inc. and was our Vice President, Global Research & Development from March 2005 through May 2007. Dr. Siracusa served as Senior Vice President, Research & Development for Playtex Products, Inc. from March 2000 through March 2005. From 1997 through 2000, he was Senior Vice President Research & Development for Reckitt & Coleman plc (“Reckitt & Coleman”), a consumer products company, and also served as Divisional Vice President of Research & Development, North America of Reckitt & Coleman from 1995 through 1997. Dr. Siracusa is also the Chairman of the board of directors of the Consumer Specialty Products Association for the calendar years 2014 and 2015, a trade association which represents the interests of the consumer specialty products industry.

Louis Tursi

Mr. Louis H. Tursi, Jr. is Executive Vice President, North America Sales. He served as our Executive Vice President, North America Sales since May 2007. From July 2004 through May 2007, he was our Vice President, Domestic Consumer Sales. Prior to joining us, Mr. Tursi served as Vice President of Sales, Marketing and Customer Service of Spalding Sports Worldwide and its successor, Top-Flite Golf Co. from 1999 through 2004.

Steven Katz

Mr. Steven J. Katz was Chief Accounting Officer, Vice President, Controller of Church & Dwight Co., Inc. From January 2003 through May 2007, Mr. Katz was our Controller, and from April 1993 through December 2002, he was our Assistant Controller. Mr. Katz has been employed by us in various positions since 1986.

James Levine

Mr. James L. Levine has been our Vice President, Global Human Resources since June 2015. From April 2007 through May 2015, he served as our Director, Compensation & Benefits. From January 2002 he was a Human Resources Director, and from March 2000 to December 2001 he was a Division Human Resources Manager. From 1988 through February 2000, Mr. Levine served in several capacities within the Human Resources organization of FMC Corporation.

Robert LeBlanc

Mr. Robert D. LeBlanc is Lead Independent Director of Church & Dwight Co., Inc. He retired in 2003 as President and Chief Executive Officer of Handy & Harman, a diversified industrial manufacturer, and as Executive Vice President and member of the board of directors of Handy & Harman’s parent company, WHX Corporation, where he had been employed since 1996. From 2008 to 2013, he was a member of the board of directors of Joliet Equipment Corporation, an industrial motor and motor repair company. From December 2003 to December 2006, Mr. LeBlanc was a member of the board of directors of Opinion Research Corporation, a demographic, health and market research company. From 2006 to 2011, he was a member of the board of advisors of Jetera, Inc., a precision media company. Mr. LeBlanc has been a member of our Board of Directors since 1998, is a member of the Governance & Nominating and Executive Committees and is the Board of Directors’ designated lead independent director (the “Lead Director”). Mr. LeBlanc’s experience as a chief executive officer of an industrial manufacturer and background in the global chemical industry enables him to share important insights with the Board of Directors on a variety of matters involving our Specialty Products Division, the raw materials and processes used in our production facilities, and our operations generally, including marketing, information technology and business integration. In addition, his experience as a member of the boards of directors of several public and private companies enables him to provide an informed perspective on interaction with executive management and on executive compensation and corporate governance matters.

T. Rosie Albright

Ms. T. Rosie Albright is an Independent Director of Church & Dwight Co. Inc., She retired in September 2001 as President, Carter Products Division of Carter-Wallace, Inc. (“Carter-Wallace”), where she had been employed since December 1995. From November 1993 through November 1995, she served as General Manager and Executive Vice President, Revlon Beauty Care Division, and Executive Vice President, Almay Cosmetics Division, of Revlon, Inc. From September 2001 through May 2004 she was an advisor to the board of directors of Armkel LLC (“Armkel”). Armkel succeeded to a portion of Carter-Wallace’s consumer products division in September 2001 and was merged into Church & Dwight in May 2004. Ms. Albright is also a member of the board of directors of UIL Holdings Corporation, a holding company for The United Illuminating Company, a regulated utility. Ms. Albright has been a member of our Board of Directors since 2004 and is a member of the Compensation & Organization Committee. Ms. Albright’s experience as an executive and as a member of the boards of directors of public consumer products companies, including experience as president of the former Carter-Wallace division that manufactured and marketed a number of consumer products we subsequently acquired, enables her to provide valuable perspectives on the management and marketing of our consumer products portfolio. In addition, her experience as a member of the audit, compensation and governance committees of several public company boards of directors has enabled her to share with our Board of Directors helpful insights on corporate governance and executive compensation matters.

Bradley Irwin

Mr. Bradley C. Irwin is an Independent Director of Church & Dwight Co., Inc, He has been the President and Chief Executive Officer of Welch Foods Inc., a global processor and marketer of juices and jams, since February 2009. Mr. Irwin was President of Cadbury Adams North America LLC, the North American confectionery business unit of Cadbury Schweppes plc. (“Cadbury Schweppes”), from June 2007 through November 2008. From April 2003 through June 2007, Mr. Irwin was President of Cadbury Adams USA LLC, the United States confectionery business unit of Cadbury Schweppes. Mr. Irwin served as President of Mott’s Inc., a business unit of Cadbury Schweppes, from May 2000 through April 2003. From 1980 through 1999, Mr. Irwin served in various capacities for The Procter & Gamble Company. Mr. Irwin has been a member of our Board of Directors since 2006 and is a member of the Audit Committee. Mr. Irwin’s more than 30 years of experience in the consumer products industry, including his service in executive capacities at large multinational public companies that market products in the same categories as some of our products, enables him to provide valuable insights into a wide variety of matters relating to our operations. These matters include, among others, strategic planning, risk assessment and international operations.

Penry Price

Mr. Penry W. Price is an Independent Director of Church & Dwight Co. Inc., He has been the Vice President, Global Sales, Marketing Solutions of LinkedIn Corporation since October 2013. From June 2011 through October 2013, he was President of Dstillery, LLC, a marketing technology company formerly known as Media6Degrees, LLC. From June 2004 through June 2011, he served in various capacities at Google, Inc., a provider of Internet-related products and services, the last of which was Vice President, Agency Sales and Partnerships, Worldwide. From July 2000 through June 2004, Mr. Price served as Sales Director of Wenner Media, LLC, a company engaged in the publication of magazines and production of radio and television programs, where he was principally responsible for revenue generation and strategic partnerships. He was a member of the board of directors of Dstillery, LLC until September 2014. Mr. Price has been a member of our Board of Directors since 2011 and is a member of the Compensation & Organization Committee. Mr. Price’s extensive experience as a senior executive in companies specializing in digital marketing, advertising and social networks enables him to provide valuable perspectives on our marketing initiatives and strategies, including the use of social media and digital technology to reach new consumers.

Ravichandra Saligram

Mr. Ravichandra K. Saligram is an Independent Director of Church & Dwight Co., Inc, He has been the Chief Executive Officer and a member of the board of directors of Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers Incorporated, the world’s largest industrial equipment auctioneer, since July 2014. From November 2010 through November 2013, he served as the Chief Executive Officer, President and a member of the board of directors of OfficeMax Incorporated, a company engaged in business-to-business and retail office products distribution. From 2003 through November 2010, he served in executive management positions with ARAMARK Corporation, a global food services company, including Executive Vice President, President, ARAMARK International, and Chief Globalization Officer, and Senior Vice President of ARAMARK Corporation. From 1994 through 2002, Mr. Saligram served in various capacities for the InterContinental Hotels Group, a global hospitality company, including as President of Brands & Franchise, North America, Chief Marketing Officer & Managing Director, Global Strategy, President, International and President, Asia Pacific. Earlier in his career, Mr. Saligram held various general and brand management positions with S. C. Johnson & Son, Inc. in the United States and overseas. Mr. Saligram has been a member of our Board of Directors since 2006 and is a member of the Governance & Nominating Committee.Mr. Saligram’s extensive experience building businesses and brands in the industrial products, office products distribution, consumer packaged goods, hospitality and consumer and managed services industries and leadership over operational teams in a large number of countries, enable him to provide our Board of Directors with a valuable global perspective on governance and control matters, as well as on strategic planning and risk assessment.

Robert Shearer

Mr. Robert K. Shearer is an Independent Director of Church & Dwight Co., Inc.. He has been the Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of VF Corporation, a global lifestyle apparel company, since May 2005. He plans to retire from that position effective March 31, 2015. He also served VF Corporation in several other capacities since 1986, including Vice President, Finance and Chief Financial Officer from July 1998 to May 2005. Earlier in his career, Mr. Shearer held a senior audit position with Ernst & Young LLP. Mr. Shearer has been a member of our Board of Directors since 2008, is the Chairperson of the Audit Committee and is a member of the Executive Committee. Mr. Shearer’s recent role as Chief Financial Officer of VF Corporation, coupled with his 12 years of experience in public accounting, enables him to provide our Board of Directors and the Audit Committee with important insights on a range of financial and internal control matters, as well as on matters relating to capital structure, information systems, risk management and public reporting. In addition, his participation in VF Corporation expansion initiatives, including a number of acquisitions and growth in international markets, enables him to provide important insights on international operations, business combination opportunities and strategic planning.

Janet Vergis

Ms. Janet S. Vergis is a Independent Director of Church and dwight co Inc. She has served as an Executive Advisor for private equity firms since January 2013, where she identifies and evaluates healthcare investment opportunities. She is currently retained in that capacity by Water Street Healthcare Partners, LLC, and was previously an advisor at Warburg Pincus, LLC from January 2013 to December 2014. From January 2011 to August 2012, she was the Chief Executive Officer of OraPharma, Inc., a specialty pharmaceutical company dedicated to oral health, where she led that company’s successful turnaround and sale to Valeant Pharmaceuticals International, Inc. From 1988 to 2009, she served in various positions of increasing responsibility in executive leadership, research and development, new product development, sales and marketing with Johnson & Johnson and its subsidiaries. Ms. Vergis most recently served as President of Janssen Pharmaceuticals, McNeil Pediatrics and Ortho-McNeil Neurologics. Ms. Vergis was a member of the board of directors of Lumara Health, formerly K-V Pharmaceutical Company, a specialty branded pharmaceutical company with a primary focus on women’s healthcare. Ms. Vergis has been a member of our Board of Directors since 2014 and is a member of the Audit Committee. Ms. Vergis’s more than 25 years of pharmaceutical leadership experience, together with her extensive background in research and development, new product development, sales and marketing, combined with her focus in the areas of oral health and women’s health, enable her to provide important perspectives to our Board of Directors on a range of matters relating to our operations.

Arthur Winkleblack

Mr. Arthur B. Winkleblack is an Independent Director of Church & Dwight Co., Inc. He retired in June 2013 as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of the HJ Heinz Company, a global packaged food manufacturer, where he had been employed since January 2002. From 1999 through 2001, Mr. Winkleblack was Acting Chief Operating Officer, Perform.com, and Chief Executive Officer, Freeride.com, at Indigo Capital. Earlier in his career, Mr. Winkleblack held senior finance positions at the C. Dean Metropoulos Group, Six Flags Entertainment Corporation, AlliedSignal, Inc. and PepsiCo, Inc. Mr. Winkleblack is also a member of the board of directors of RTI International Metals, Inc., an NYSE-listed company specializing in advanced titanium products for the aerospace, defense and medical device markets, for which he serves as a member of the Audit Committee. Mr. Winkleblack also provides financial and capital markets consulting services to Ritchie Brothers Auctioneers, an industrial auctioneer, where he serves as the Senior Advisor to the CEO. Mr. Winkleblack has been a member of our Board of Directors since January 2008 and is the Chairperson of the Compensation & Organization Committee, and a member of the Executive Committee. Mr. Winkleblack’s substantial executive experience across a broad range of industries enables him to provide our Board of Directors with knowledgeable perspectives on strategic planning, international operations and acquisitions and divestitures. In addition, his nearly twelve years of experience as the Chief Financial Officer of a large, multinational, consumer goods company enables him to bring important perspectives to our Board of Directors on performance management, business analytics, compliance, risk management, public reporting, and investor relations.