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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Craig Rogerson

59 2008 Chairman of the Board, President, Chief Executive Officer

Stephen Forsyth

60 2009 Chief Financial Officer, Executive Vice President

Billie Flaherty

58 2013 Executive Vice President, General Counsel, Secretary

Chet Cross

57 2013 Executive Vice President - Supply Chain and Operations

Simon Medley

49 2014 Executive Vice President - Industrial Performance Products & Great Lakes Solutions

Alan Swiech

57 2015 Executive Vice President - Organometallics Specialties and Support Services

Laurence Orton

43 2012 Vice President, Corporate Controller

Dalip Puri

43 2015 Vice President, Treasurer

Timothy Bernlohr

57 2010 Lead Independent Director

Matthew Sokol

2015 Director, IR Contact Officer

Jeffrey Benjamin

54 2010 Independent Director

Anna Catalano

56 2011 Independent Director

James Crownover

72 2005 Independent Director

Robert Dover

71 2011 Independent Director

Jonathan Foster

55 2010 Independent Director

John Wulff

67 2009 Independent Director

Biographies

Name Description

Craig Rogerson

Mr. Craig A. Rogerson is serving as Chairman of the Board, President, Chief Executive Officer of the Company. Mr. Rogerson had previously served as President, CEO and director of Hercules, Incorporated until its acquisition by Ashland, Incorporated in November, 2008. Mr. Rogerson joined Hercules in 1979 in the firm's Water Management Chemicals Division. In April 1997 he left Hercules to join Wacker Silicones Corporation where he served as President and CEO. In May 2000 Mr. Rogerson rejoined Hercules as vice president business operations of their BetzDearborn Division, eventually being named vice president and general manager of that division in August 2000. Prior to being named CEO of Hercules in December 2003, Mr. Rogerson held a variety of senior management positions with the company including president of the FiberVisions and Pinova Divisions, vice president-global procurement and COO. Mr. Rogerson serves on the boards of directors of PPL Corporation, the Society of Chemical Industry and the American Chemistry Council. He also serves on the Advisory Board of Michigan State University's Chemical Engineering and Material Science school. Mr. Rogerson previously served on the boards of First State Innovation and the Delaware Business Roundtable.

Stephen Forsyth

Mr. Stephen C. Forsyth serves as Chief Financial Officer, Executive Vice President of the Company. Mr. Forsyth served for 26 years with Hexcel Corporation in a variety of executive capacities, the last 11 years as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer.

Billie Flaherty

Ms. Billie S. Flaherty is Executive Vice President, General Counsel, Secretary of the Company. She has served as Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary since November 2013 and as Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary since January 2009. Previously, Ms. Flaherty served as Associate General Counsel for Chemtura, having joined Chemtura in October 2005.

Chet Cross

Mr. Chet H. Cross serves as Executive Vice President - Supply Chain and Operations of the Company. He has served as Executive Vice President, Supply Chain and Operations since November 2013 and as Executive Vice President and Group President Industrial Engineered and Performance Products since September 2010. From January 2010 to September 2010, Mr. Cross served as Group President Engineered Products. From December 2008 to January 2010, Mr. Cross was Vice President of Operations of Ashland Inc’s Ashland Hercules Water Technologies division. Previously, Mr. Cross served for over 20 years with Hercules Incorporated in a variety of positions of increasing responsibility, most recently as General Manager of Hercules’ Americas pulp and paper business and President of Hercules Canada.

Simon Medley

Mr. Simon D. Medley is Executive Vice President - Industrial Performance Products & Great Lakes Solutions of the Company. He has served as Executive Vice President, Industrial Performance Products and Great Lakes Solutions since October 2014 and as Senior Vice President, Industrial Performance Products since October 2013. From October 2012 through September 2013, Mr. Medley was President of Petroleum Additives. Previously, Mr. Medley served in various senior leadership positions at BASF most recently as Senior Vice President and managing Director, BASF Personal care and Nutrition GmbH and Senior Vice President, care Chemicals North America, BASF Corporation.

Alan Swiech

Mr. Alan M. Swiech is Executive Vice President-Organometallics Specialties and Support Services since February 2015. He was Executive Vice President, Human Resources and Support Services since November 2013. From January 2009 to November 2013, Mr. Swiech served as Senior Vice President, Human Resources and Support Services.

Laurence Orton

Mr. Laurence M. Orton is Vice President, Corporate Controller of the Company. Mr. Orton was also Vice President, Finance & Investor Relations from 2010 to November 2012, Vice President, Financial Planning and Analysis from 2008 to 2010 and Business Chief Financial Officer of the Performance Specialties Segment from 2006 to 2008. Previously, Mr. Orton served for 7 years with Avecia Group Plc and predecessor company Astra Zeneca.

Dalip Puri

Mr. Dalip Puri serves as Vice President and Treasurer of the Company. Mr. Puri was also Vice President, Investor Relations and Treasurer from November 2012 to December 2014. Prior to joining Chemtura, Mr. Puri served as Corporate Treasurer of Hewitt Associates. Before that he served for 7 years with Delphi Corporation in various positions of increasing responsibility, most recently as Global Treasury Director.

Timothy Bernlohr

Mr. Timothy J. Bernlohr serves as Lead Independent Director of the Company. Mr. Bernlohr is the former President and Chief Executive Officer of RBX Industries, Inc., which was a nationally recognized leader in the design, manufacture and marketing of rubber and plastic materials to the automotive, construction, and industrial markets. RBX® was sold to multiple buyers in 2004 and 2005. Prior to joining RBX® in 1997, Mr. Bernlohr spent 16 years in the International and Industry Products division of Armstrong World Industries, where he served in a variety of management positions. Mr. Bernlohr currently serves as a director (since 2006) and as a member of the audit and nominating & governance committees of Atlas Air Worldwide Holdings, Inc., a provider of air cargo and outsourced aircraft operating solutions, as a director (together with its predecessors, since 2011) and member of the compensation and audit committees of WestRock Company, an international manufacturer and marketer of corrugated packaging materials, and as a director (since June 2014) and chairman of the compensation committee of Overseas Shipholding Group, Inc., an international and domestic shipper of crude oil and refined petroleum products (all publicly-held companies). Mr. Bernlohr is also chairman of Champion Home Builders, Inc., chairman of The Manischewitz Company, chairman of Contech Engineered Solutions, and director of other privately-held companies. Within the last five years, Mr. Bernlohr was a director of WCI Steel, Inc., Smurfit-Stone Container Corporation, Ambassadors International Inc., Cash Store Financial Services, Inc. and Aventine Renewable Energy Holdings, Inc. (all publicly-held companies). Mr. Bernlohr is a graduate of Pennsylvania State University.

Matthew Sokol

Matthew Sokol is Director- Investor Relation of Chemture Corporation.

Jeffrey Benjamin

Mr. Jeffrey D. Benjamin serves as Independent Director of the Company. Mr. Benjamin also serves as a consultant to Apollo Management, L.P., a private investment fund, and from September 2002 to June 2008 served as a Senior Advisor to Apollo Management. Mr. Benjamin currently serves as a director (since 2005) and as a member of the audit, compensation, and nominating & corporate governance committees of Exco Resources, Inc., a producer of natural gas and oil, as a director (since 2008) of Caesars Entertainment Corporation, a provider of branded casino entertainment, and as a director (since 2013) and a member of the compensation and finance committees of American Airlines Group, Inc. He also serves as Chairman of the Board of A-Mark Precious Metals, Inc. (where he has been a director since 2013), a full service precious metals trading company and an official distributor for many government mints throughout the world. Within the last five years, Mr. Benjamin was a director of Virgin Media Inc. and Spectrum Group International, Inc. (both publicly-held companies). Mr. Benjamin holds a Master of Science in Management from the Sloan School of Management at MIT, with a concentration in Finance, and has more than 25 years of investment banking and investment management experience.

Anna Catalano

Ms. Anna C. Catalano serves as Independent Director of the Company. Ms. Catalano is a leader on the mentoring and advancement of women in business, and in recognition of her efforts she was recognized by Fortune Magazine in 2001 as being among "The Most Powerful Women in International Business." Ms. Catalano serves as a director (since 2010), as chair of the corporate governance committee and as a member of the compensation committee of Mead Johnson Nutrition Company, a global leader in pediatric nutrition; as a director (since 2006), and as a member of the corporate governance and nominating committees of Willis Towers Watson, a provider of advisory, brokerage and risk management consulting services; and as a director (since 2011) and member of the compensation committee of Kraton Performance Polymers, a global leader of specialty polymers (all publicly-held companies). Ms. Catalano also serves on the National Board of the Alzheimer's Association, and as an advisory board member of the Kellogg Innovation Network of Northwestern University. Ms. Catalano formerly served on the boards of SSL International plc, Hercules Incorporated and Aviva plc. Ms. Catalano holds a BS degree in Business Administration from the University of Illinois, Champaign-Urbana.

James Crownover

Mr. James W. Crownover serving as an Independent Director of the Company. Mr. Crownover served as director, as head of its southwest practice and as co-head of its worldwide energy practice working with clients in Asia, Europe, Latin America and the U.S. His practice focused on business strategy, operations and organizational structure. Mr. Crownover currently serves as a director (since 2008), chairman of the Audit Committee and a member of the Sustainability Committee of Republic Services, Inc., a leading provider of solid waste collection, transfer, recycling and disposal services company. Mr. Crownover also serves as a director (since 2006, and as a member of the compensation and the nominating and corporate governance committees of FTI Consulting, Inc.), a global business advisory firm. He serves as a director (since 2001), and as a member of the governance and the compensation committees of Weingarten Realty Investors, an owner, manager and operator of commercial real estate. Mr. Crownover served as a director of Great Lakes (prior to the merger of Great Lakes and Chemtura) from 2002 to 2005, including as presiding director. Mr. Crownover is currently a director of the M.D. Anderson Foundation and the Houston Grand Opera. In 1966, Mr. Crownover received his BS cum laude in chemical engineering from Rice University. He also received an MBA in 1968 from Stanford Business School.

Robert Dover

Prof. Robert A. Dover serves as Independent Director of the Company. Mr. Dover was responsible for the Jaguar XK8 sports car program and oversaw the Land Rover Discovery project. Since 2004, Mr. Dover has been engaged as an independent consultant to UK and international businesses and involved in a number of not-for-profit initiatives and board assignments. He currently serves as chairman and (since 2004) a director of SinterCast, a publicly-held Sweden-based corporation which provides on-line process control technology to the cast iron/foundry industry, and Autoscan Ltd., a privately held UK-based third party consultant business. From 2009 to January 2012, he also served as a director and on the compensation & benefits committee of Hayes Lemmerz International, a manufacturer of automotive and commercial highway products. Mr. Dover is a director of the Jaguar Daimler Heritage Trust and Chairman of the British Motor Industry Heritage Trust. He holds a degree in mechanical engineering from the University of Manchester and acts as Visiting Professor of Engineering at Coventry University and Industrial Professor of Manufacturing at Warwick University.

Jonathan Foster

Mr. Jonathan F. Foster serves as Independent Director of the Company. He currently serves as a director (since 2009) and as chairman of the audit committee of Masonite Inc., as a director (since 2009) and as a member of the audit committee and chairman of the nominating & governance committee of Lear Corporation, as a director (since April 2014) and member of the compensation committee of Berry Plastics and as a director (since 2015) and member of the Investigations Committee of Sabine Oil & Gas. From 2010 to 2011, Mr. Foster was a director and a member of the compensation and finance committees of Smurfit-Stone Container Corporation. From 2007 to 2008, Mr. Foster was Managing Director and Co-Head of Diversified Industrials & Services at Wachovia Securities. From 2005 through 2007, he was Executive Vice President of Finance and Business Development at Revolution Living, one of three business groups in the Revolution family of companies founded by Steve Case, co-founder of AOL. Previously, from 2002 through 2004, Mr. Foster served as a Managing Director of The Cypress Group, a private equity investment firm, where he led the industrial and services group. He was also with Lazard, primarily in mergers and acquisitions, for over ten years, including as a Managing Director.

John Wulff

Mr. John K. Wulff serves as Independent Director of the Company. He served as a member of the Financial Accounting Standards Board from 2001 to 2003. Mr. Wulff was previously Chief Financial Officer of Union Carbide Corporation ("Union Carbide") from 1995 to 2001. During his 14 years at Union Carbide, a manufacturer of chemicals and polymers, he also served as Vice President and Principal Accounting Officer from 1989 to 1995, and as Controller from 1987 to 1989. Mr. Wulff was also a partner of KPMG and predecessor firms from 1977 to 1987. He currently serves as a director (since 2004), as chairman of the governance & compensation committee, and as a member of the audit committee of Moody's Corporation. He is also a director (since 2006), chair of the audit committee, and a member of the nominating & corporate governance committee of Celanese Corporation, a global manufacturer of industrial chemicals. Mr. Wulff previously served as a director of Sunoco, Inc. from 2004 to 2012.