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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Lambertus Becht

59 2014 Chairman of the Board, Interim Chief Executive Officer

Patrice de Talhouet

49 2014 Chief Financial Officer

Edgar Huber

53 2015 President - Global Markets

Camillo Pane

45 2015 Executive Vice President - Category Development

Mario Reis

56 2014 Executive Vice President - Supply Chain

Ayesha Zafar

59 2016 Senior Vice President, Principal Accounting Officer, Group Controller

Ralph Macchio

58 Senior Vice President - Global Research and Development, Chief Scientific Officer

Jules Kaufman

57 Senior Vice President, General Counsel, Secretary

Kevin Monaco

52 Senior Vice President - Investor Relations, Treasurer

Sebastien Froidefond

47 2015 Senior Vice President - Human Resources

Thomas Muench

49 2016 Senior Vice President

Gerd Harf

70 2011 Director

Joachim Faber

66 2010 Independent Director

Olivier Goudet

52 2013 Independent Director

Paul Michaels

63 2015 Independent Director

Erhard Schoewel

66 2006 Independent Director

Robert Singer

64 2010 Independent Director

Biographies

Name Description

Lambertus Becht

Mr. Lambertus J. H. Becht is Chairman of the Board of the Company. He is no longer Interim Chief Executive Officer effective October 2016. Mr. Becht joined the Board of Directors of Coty Inc. as Chairman in 2011 and became our interim CEO in September 2014. In 2013, Mr. Becht became the Chairman of the board of directors of D.E. Master Blenders 1753 B.V. and joined the board of directors of Peet’s Coffee & Tea Inc. From 1999 to 2011, Mr. Becht was Chief Executive Officer of Reckitt Benckiser Group plc, a leading global consumer goods company in the field of Household Cleaning and Health & Personal Care. Prior to that, Mr. Becht was Chief Executive Officer of privately held Benckiser Detergents, which in 1997 became Benckiser N.V. and listed on the Amsterdam and New York Stock Exchanges, and in 1999 merged with Reckitt & Colman plc and listed on the London Stock Exchange with Mr. Becht as Chief Executive Officer. Under Mr. Becht’s leadership, Reckitt Benckiser’s market capitalization increased from $7 billion at the time of the merger in 1999 to $41 billion when he retired. Before becoming CEO of Benckiser Detergents in 1995, Mr. Becht held a variety of marketing, sales and finance positions at The Procter & Gamble Company in the United States and Germany and served within Benckiser Detergents as General Manager in Canada, the U.K., France and Italy. Mr. Becht holds a Master of Business Administration degree from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business (1982) and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics from the University of Groningen in the Netherlands.

Patrice de Talhouet

Mr. Patrice de Talhouet is Chief Financial Officer of Coty Inc., effective January 1, 2014. Mr. de Talhouet oversees strategic leadership for corporate finance, planning and budgeting, treasury, tax and fiscal management and information technologies, as well as business development and mergers & acquisitions. He has more than 20 years of comprehensive global financial experience. Prior to joining Coty Inc. as Chief Financial Officer in January 2014, Mr. de Talhouet spent nearly seven years with food products manufacturer Mars, Inc., serving as Corporate Finance Officer Americas and a member of the finance executive committee from April 2011 to December 2013 and Chief Financial Officer Europe Mars Chocolate from January 2007 to March 2011. Before joining Mars, Inc., Mr. de Talhouet spent more than a decade in senior finance positions at Alcatel-Lucent. Mr. de Talhouët started his career at Société Générale S.A. bank. Mr. de Talhouet has served as a member of Devoteam’s Remuneration Committee from 2002 through 2010 and of Devoteam’s Audit Committee since 2011. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Economics and International Management from Nanterre University and as well as a Master’s degree in Finance, Accounting and Corporate Law from Conservatoire National des Arts et Métiers (CNAM).

Edgar Huber

Mr. Edgar C. Huber is President - Global Markets of the Company. Jean has agreed to stay with Coty through June 2016 as a Special Advisor to the CEO. Jean will be responsible for helping to transition Edgar Huber into his new role, transitioning licensor relationships to Camillo Pane and Edgar Huber, aiding in the transfer of P&G licenses to Coty, assisting with the anti-trust review process and helping to restructure our joint venture and distributor relationships.

Camillo Pane

Mr. Camillo Pane has been appointed as Chief Executive Officer, Director of the Company, effective October 2016. Prior to joining Coty Mr. Pane was the Senior Vice President, Global Category Officer Consumer Health at Reckitt Benckiser Group PLC. Mr. Pane has held numerous high profile international marketing and general management roles through his career, in both developed and emerging markets. In 1996, he started his career at Reckitt Benckiser Group PLC in Italy. In 1998, he moved to the U.S. where he was appointed Marketing Director for the Autodish and Homecare categories. In 2001, he moved to Sao Paulo as Regional Marketing Director for Brazil and Latin America for all Reckitt Benckiser brands. In 2003, Mr. Pane moved to the U.K. as Global Category Director for Air Wick. In 2007, Mr. Pane became the General Manager for the UK Healthcare business unit before taking on the role of General Manager of Reckitt Benckiser U.K. Household, Personal Care and Healthcare commercial businesses in 2009. Prior to Reckitt Benckiser, Mr. Pane spent time in Marketing with Kraft Jacob Suchard in Milan. Mr. Pane holds a degree in business administration from University of Bocconi in Milan.

Mario Reis

Mr. Mario Reis is Executive Vice President - Supply Chain of Coty Inc. Mr. Reis brings diversified experience in supply chain and commercial fields with a unique perspective and a strong skill set for a best in class end-to-end supply chain. Mr. Reis has more than 30 years of experience as a solid business leader and supply chain expert. Mr. Reis built his career during his tenure at Groupe Danone, where he held several senior executive positions within Worldwide Operations from 1996 to 2014. In his various supply chain roles within Groupe Danone, Mr. Reis was successful in implementing best practices and synergies across divisions. Most recently, Mr. Reis served as Managing Director of Groupe Danone South Africa, where his leadership resulted in strong acceleration in profitability and growth over a five year period. Mr. Reis worked at Mars Inc. and Bain & Co. in various business roles from 1986 to 1996. Mr. Reis holds a Master of Business Administration degree from INSEAD, the University of Manchester and a Bachelor of Science degree with Honors from the University of Manchester.

Ayesha Zafar

Ms. Ayesha Zafar is Senior Vice President, Principal Accounting Officer, Group Controller of the Company. Prior to her appointment, Ms. Zafar served as Vice President Controller of The Hertz Corporation, a car rental business, since January 2013 and as Controller from March 2012 to January 2013. Ms. Zafar brings 30 years of finance experience in international companies across consumer goods, including Campbell Soup Company, PepsiCo, Inc. and Colgate-Palmolive Company, as well as pharmaceuticals and publishing. Ms. Zafar is a Certified Public Accountant. The Hertz Corporation is not a parent, subsidiary or other affiliate of the Company.

Ralph Macchio

Mr. Ralph Macchio is Senior Vice President - Global Research and Development, Chief Scientific Officer of Coty Inc. He is responsible for all Scientific Affairs and Global Regulatory Affairs at the Company and the Global Consumer Affairs Team. Mr. Macchio has over 30 years of cosmetic research and development experience. Since joining the Company in 1992, Mr. Macchio has held various positions of increasing responsibility at Coty Inc. Prior to becoming Chief Scientific Officer and Senior Vice President of Global Research and Development in 2007, Mr. Macchio served as Vice President of Global Research and Development. Prior to joining Coty Inc., Mr. Macchio held several positions at Revlon Inc., including Departmental Manager, Color Cosmetics. He received degrees in Biochemistry and Chemistry from the State University of New York at Albany.

Jules Kaufman

Mr. Jules P. Kaufman, J.D. is Senior Vice President, General Counsel, Secretary of Coty Inc. In his role as General Counsel, he is responsible for overseeing Coty’s legal affairs worldwide, including, among other things, acquisitions and divestitures, governance, compliance, licenses and patents and regulatory issues. Mr. Kaufman has more than 28 years of legal experience. Prior to joining Coty Inc. as General Counsel in 2008, he served in Paris and Geneva as Vice President and Division General Counsel for Colgate-Palmolive Company’s Europe/South Pacific division. Prior to that, Mr. Kaufman held positions of increasing responsibility within the Colgate legal function. Mr. Kaufman began his career in private practice in New York City. He received his Bachelor of Arts degree from Harvard University and his Juris Doctor from the University of Virginia School of Law.

Kevin Monaco

Mr. Kevin Monaco is Senior Vice President - Investor Relations, Treasurer of Coty Inc. In this position, Mr. Monaco oversees the Company’s global treasury and tax functions and represents the Company to the investment community. His responsibilities include capital structure management, liquidity, risk management, the global tax function, and communication of the Company’s business strategy to investors and analysts. From 2006 until joining the Company as Senior Vice President, Treasurer and Investor Relations in 2009, Mr. Monaco was Senior Vice President, Treasurer at Travelport Limited. Mr. Monaco has more than 20 years of global finance experience, including positions at Cendant Corporation, Avon Products, Inc. and at JPMorgan Chase and Co. Mr. Monaco holds a Master of Business Administration degree with Honors from the University of Notre Dame Mendoza School of Business and a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from the University of Delaware.

Sebastien Froidefond

Mr. Sebastien Froidefond is Senior Vice President - Human Resources of Coty Inc. Mr. Froidefond leads Coty’s worldwide human resources department and oversees all global employee communication initiatives. Prior to joining Coty Inc. in September 2015, Mr. Froidefond was Human Resources Vice President for the Global Consumer Healthcare division of Sanofi. From 2001 until his appointment as Sanofi’s Human Resources Vice President, Mr. Froidefond served in various roles of increasing responsibility within Sanofi’s human resources functions in the UK, Latin America, Africa, Turkey, the Middle East, Eurasia and South Asia. He has over 20 years of experience in building and leading world class human resources organizations at country, regional and global levels. Mr. Froidefond holds a Master in Economics from Université Paris X and an advanced degree in consulting from Institut Supérieur de Gestion.

Thomas Muench

Mr. Thomas Muench is Senior Vice President of the Company. Prior to his appointment as Senior Vice President, Group Controller in July 2014, Mr. Muench served in a variety of finance positions of increasing responsibility at the Company, including Vice President, Coty Prestige since July 2011. Mr. Muench joined the Company in 2005 through the acquisition of Unilever Cosmetics International. He then served as CFO Switzerland from November 2006 until February 2008 and Commercial Finance Director, Coty Prestige from February 2008 until July 2011. Mr. Muench brings twenty years of experience in successfully co-piloting businesses at Unilever and the Company. He received a degree in a combination of Mathematics and Economics from the Universität Hamburg.

Gerd Harf

Dr. Gerd Peter Harf is Director of Coty Inc. Mr. Harf was Chairman of the Board of Coty Inc. from 2001 until 2011 and Chief Executive Officer of Coty Inc. from 1993 to 2001. He is Chief Executive Officer of Donata SE. and Parentes SE., which indirectly share voting and investment control over the shares held by JAB. Mr. Harf joined Joh. A. Benckiser SE. in 1981, serving the company in a variety of capacities, including Chairman and Chief Executive Officer since 1988. Prior to joining Joh. A. Benckiser, Mr. Harf was Senior Vice President of Corporate Planning at AEG—Telefunken, Frankfurt, Germany. He began his career at the Boston Consulting Group. Mr. Harf is Deputy Chairman of the Board of Directors of Reckitt Benckiser Group plc and Vice Chairman of the Supervisory Board of DKMS German Bone Marrow Donor Center. He is co-founder of DKMS and he is on the board of directors of DKMS Americas. Mr. Harf holds a Master of Business Administration degree from Harvard Business School and a Diploma and a Doctorate in Economics from the University of Cologne in Germany.

Joachim Faber

Dr. Joachim Faber is Independent Director of Coty Inc. Mr. Faber is also the Chairman of the Supervisory Board of Deutsche Börse AG, Frankfurt, a member of the board of HSBC Holdings PLC, London, Chairman of the Shareholder Committee of JAB Holding Company s.á.r.l. and a member of the board of Allianz S.A., Paris. Mr. Faber was a member of the Supervisory Board of OSRAM Licht AG and the Chairman of its audit committee until June 30, 2014. Until 2011, Mr. Faber served as the Chief Executive Officer of Allianz Global Investors, a global asset management company, and a member of the management board of Allianz SE in Munich. Prior to joining Allianz in 1997, he worked for 14 years in various positions for Citicorp in Frankfurt and London. He serves on the board of German Cancer Aid in Bonn, the European School for Management and Technology in Berlin and is Chairman of the Investment Board of the Stifterverband für die Deutsche Wissenschaft. Mr. Faber graduated from the University of Bonn with a degree in Law. He received his PhD degree from the Postgraduate National School of Public Administration Speyer, Germany after completing his research at the Sorbonne University in Paris, France.

Olivier Goudet

Mr. Olivier Goudet is Independent Director of Coty Inc. Mr. Goudet is Partner and CEO of the JAB Group, a position he has held since June 2012. He started his professional career in 1990 at Mars, Inc., serving on the finance team of the French business. After six years, he left Mars, Inc. to join the VALEO Group, where he held several senior executive positions. In 1998, he returned to Mars, Inc., where he later became Chief Financial Officer in 2004. In 2008, his role was broadened, and he was appointed Executive Vice President and CFO. In June 2012, he became an Advisor to the Board of Mars, Inc. In January 2013, Mr. Goudet became the Chairman of Peet’s Coffee & Tea Inc. In September 2013, Mr. Goudet was appointed as board member of Jacobs Douwe Egberts B.V. Mr. Goudet is also Chairman of the Caribou Coffee Company, Inc./Einstein Restaurant Group, Inc. and a board member of Espresso-House Holding AB. In September 2014, Mr. Goudet joined the board of Jimmy Choo PLC. In April 2015, he became the Chairman of the board of directors of Anheuser-Busch InBev SA/NV. Mr. Goudet holds a Degree in Engineering from l’Ecole Centrale de Paris and graduated from the ESSEC Business School in Paris with a major in Finance.

Paul Michaels

Mr. Paul S. Michaels is Independent Director of the Company. Prior to joining Coty Inc. Prior to joining Coty Inc., Paul S. Michaels served as the President of Mars, Incorporated, parent company of William Wrigley Jr. Co., from January 2004 to January 2015. Mr. Michaels began his career at The Procter & Gamble Company and later moved to Johnson & Johnson, where he spent 15 years building many of the company’s flagship brands. Mr. Michaels holds a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Notre Dame.

Erhard Schoewel

Mr. Erhard Schoewel is Independent Director of Coty Inc. From 1999 to 2006, he was Executive Vice President responsible for Europe at Reckitt Benckiser PLC. From 1979 to 1999 he held positions of increasing responsibilities at Benckiser. Prior to that, he worked for PWA Waldhof. In 2012, Mr. Schoewel was elected to the Supervisory Board of the Jahr Holding GmbH & Co. KG in Hamburg, Germany. He was Chairman of Birdseye Iglo Ltd London and a director of Phorms SE Berlin. Mr. Schoewel received a Diplom-Kaufmann degree from University of Pforzheim.

Robert Singer

Mr. Robert Singer is Independent Director of Coty Inc. From 2006 to 2009 he served as Chief Executive Officer of Barilla Holding S.p.A., an Italian food company, and before that he served as the President and Chief Operating Officer of Abercrombie and Fitch Co. from May 2004 until August 2005. He served as Chief Financial Officer of Gucci Group N.V. from 1995 to 2004. Mr. Singer started his career at Coopers & Lybrand in 1977. Mr. Singer also serves as a director of Gianni Versace S.p.A. and a director and chair of the Audit Committees of Mead Johnson Nutrition and Tiffany & Co. Mr. Singer has served as a senior advisor to CCMP Capital Advisors, LLC since 2011. He received a Bachelor of Arts Humanities degree from Johns Hopkins University, a Master of Arts degree in Comparative Literature from University of California, Irvine and graduated from New York University with a Master of Science in Accounting.