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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Alan Schuele

70 2012 Independent Chairman of the Board

Jason Rhode

46 2007 President, Chief Executive Officer, Director

Thurman Case

59 2015 Vice President, Chief Financial Officer, Principal Accounting Officer

Scott Anderson

62 2007 Senior Vice President, General Manager - Mixed-Signal Audio Products

Gregory Thomas

50 2003 Vice President, General Counsel, Corporate Secretary

Brad Fluke

54 2015 Vice President, General Manager - MEMS Division

Rashpal Sahota

56 2014 Vice President and Audio General Manager - Cirrus Logic International

Jo Dee Benson

56 2011 Vice President, Chief Culture Officer

Andrew Brannan

49 2014 Vice President - Worldwide Sales

Randy Carlson

50 2010 Vice President - Supply Chain

Allan Hughes

55 2014 Vice President - Cirrus Logic International

David Tupman

53 2015 Director

John Carter

61 2009 Independent Director

Alexander Davern

49 2015 Independent Director

Timothy Dehne

50 2009 Independent Director

Christine King

67 2013 Independent Director

William Sherman

73 2001 Independent Director

Chelsea Heffernan

2015 Director, Investor Relations

Biographies

Name Description

Alan Schuele

Mr. Alan R. Schuele is Independent Chairman of the Board of Cirrus Logic, Inc. Mr. Schuele has been a general partner since 2000 with Sevin Rosen Funds, a high tech venture capital firm. While at Sevin Rosen Funds, Mr. Schuele led the investments in a number of semiconductor companies, including Cicada Semiconductor (acquired by Vitesse), Zilker Labs and D2Audio Corporation (both acquired by Intersil), and Javelin Semiconductor (acquired by Avago Technologies, Ltd.). Prior to working at Sevin Rosen, he was Chief Executive Officer of Benchmarq Microelectronics and served as President and Chief Operating Officer of Unitrode Corporation after its merger with Benchmarq. Over his nearly 30-year career in the semiconductor industry, he has held various executive and sales management positions in several semiconductor companies including the Company, Crystal Semiconductor, Cypress Semiconductor, and Mostek. Mr. Schuele is currently a director at Vidyo, Inc., which provides a scalable software-based solution for video conferencing. Mr. Schuele was also previously a director at InfoNow Corp., a leading provider of SaaS-based channel management solutions, where he served as a director between 2008 and November 2011.

Jason Rhode

Dr. Jason P. Rhode, Ph,D, is President, Chief Executive Officer, Director of Cirrus Logic, Inc. Dr. Rhode was appointed President and CEO, and a director of the Company in May 2007. Dr. Rhode joined the Company in 1995 and served in various engineering positions until he became Director of Marketing for analog and mixed-signal products in November 2002. He was appointed Vice President, General Manager, Mixed-Signal Audio Products, in December 2004, a role he served in until his appointment as President and CEO. Dr. Rhode holds a B.S. in Electrical Engineering from San Diego State University, as well as M.S. and doctorate degrees in Electrical Engineering from North Carolina State University.

Thurman Case

Mr. Thurman K. Case is Vice President, Chief Financial Officer, Principal Accounting Officer of Cirrus Logic, Inc. He was appointed Chief Financial Officer (“CFO”) on February 14, 2007. He joined the Company in October 2000 and was appointed Vice President, Treasurer, Financial Planning & Analysis, in September 2004. Prior to being appointed to his current position, Mr. Case served as Vice President, Finance between June 2002 and September 2004, and as Director of Finance between October 2000 and June 2002.

Scott Anderson

Mr. Scott Arnold Anderson is a Senior Vice President, General Manager - Mixed-Signal Audio Products of Cirrus Logic, Inc. He was appointed Senior Vice President and General Manager, Mixed-Signal Audio Division, in October 2007. Prior to joining the Company, Mr. Anderson served as the President and Chief Operating Officer of Freescale Semiconductor between March 2004 and February 2005, and as President and Chief Executive Officer of Motorola Semiconductor Products Sector between February 2003 and December 2003.

Gregory Thomas

Mr. Gregory Scott Thomas is Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary of Cirrus Logic, Inc. was appointed Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary in December 2003. He joined the Company in December 2000 as Vice President and Associate General Counsel, Intellectual Property.

Brad Fluke

Mr. Brad Fluke is a Vice President, General Manager - MEMS Division of the Company. He was appointed Vice President and General Manager, MEMS Division in May, 2015. He joined the company in 2013, originally serving as Vice President of Strategy. Previously, from 2008 to 2013, Mr. Fluke served as the President, Chief Executive Officer, and the Chair of the Board at Javelin Semiconductor, Inc.

Rashpal Sahota

Mr. Rashpal Sahota is Vice President and Audio General Manager - Cirrus Logic International of the Company. Mr. Sahota, joined Cirrus Logic as part of the Wolfson acquisition in August 2014. Mr. Sahota had worked at Wolfson since 2008, where he acted as Vice President, General Manager, Audio.

Jo Dee Benson

Ms. Jo Dee M. Benson is a Vice President, Chief Culture Officer of Cirrus Logic, Inc. Ms. Benson was appointed Vice President, Chief Culture Officer, as of July 2011. She joined the Company in July 1995 and served in various marketing communications management roles. Prior to being appointed to her current position, Ms. Benson served as Vice President, Corporate Communications and Human Resources in July 2005 to July 2011, and as Vice President, Corporate Marketing Communications between January 2001 and July 2005.

Andrew Brannan

Mr. Andrew Brannan is the Vice President - Worldwide Sales of CIRRUS LOGIC, INC. Mr. Brannan, joined Cirrus Logic as part of the Wolfson Microelectronics plc (“Wolfson”) acquisition in August 2014. Mr. Brannan had worked at Wolfson since 2009, where he was Chief Commercial Officer. Immediately before joining Wolfson, Mr. Brannan served as a board member and Executive Vice President of Sales and Customer Operations at Symbian Software Limited.

Randy Carlson

Mr. Randy Carlson is Vice President - Supply Chain of Cirrus Logic, Inc. Mr. Carlson was appointed Vice President of Supply Chain in February 2010. Mr. Carlson previously worked as Director of Supply Chain between May 2008 and February 2010.

Allan Hughes

Mr. Allan Hughes is the Vice President - Cirrus Logic International of the Company. Mr. Hughes, joined Cirrus Logic as part of the Wolfson acquisition in August 2014. Mr. Hughes joined Wolfson in March 2009 as Vice President Marketing and Applications. In 2013, he assumed the role of Chief Operating Officer.

David Tupman

Dr. David J. Tupman is a Director of the Company. He is currently the CEO of Details Lab Inc., an advisory firm focusing on scaling organizations for high-growth, technology development and new product introduction. From 2001 to 2011, Dr. Tupman rose from manager to Vice President of hardware engineering at Apple, Inc., where he led the hardware engineering and technology teams for multiple mobile devices. Prior to Apple, Dr. Tupman worked at Psion Computers in London, England, from 1995 to 2001 as a hardware-engineering manager, developing a number of personal digital assistant products. From 1988 to 1995, Dr. Tupman was a Principal Design Engineer at Schlumberger in Farnborough, England, where he developed low power, high precision sensors for the gas, fuel and aerospace industries. Dr. Tupman holds a Bachelor’s degree in Electronics Engineering and an honorary doctorate (D.Sc.) from the University of Salford, England. Dr. Tupman is named as an inventor on more than 30 U.S. patents. Dr. Tupman has also served as a director of Pixelworks, Inc., a company that develops video display processing technology, since April 2014.

John Carter

Mr. John C. Carter is an Independent Director of Cirrus Logic Inc. He is currently a Principal at TCGen, which is a management consulting and advisory services firm that Mr. Carter founded in 2002 and is located in Menlo Park, California. Between November 2007 and January 2008, Mr. Carter was an Executive in Residence at Vantage Point Venture Partners, a venture capital firm in San Bruno, California, where he assisted in the management of several portfolio companies. Mr. Carter also served as Chief Technical Officer at Klipsch Group, a manufacturer of speakers in Indianapolis, Indiana, between February 2005 and October 2007. Mr. Carter began his career as an engineer at Bose Corporation in 1978, later becoming its Chief Engineer. Mr. Carter holds a B.S. in Engineering from Harvey Mudd College in Claremont, California, and a Master’s in Electrical Engineering from Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

Alexander Davern

Mr. Alexander M. Davern is a Independent Director of the Company. He is currently the Chief Operating Officer, Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer of National Instruments Corporation (“NI”), an Austin-based supplier of measurement and automation products used by engineers and scientists in a wide range of industries. He joined NI in February 1994 and previously served in numerous leadership positions, including as NI’s Chief Financial Officer, Senior Vice President, IT and Manufacturing Operations and Treasurer from December 2002 to October 2010. Prior to joining NI, Mr. Davern worked both in Europe and in the United States for the international accounting firm of Price Waterhouse, LLP. Mr. Davern received his bachelor’s degree in Commerce and a diploma in professional accounting from University College in Dublin, Ireland. Mr. Davern currently serves as a Director and as Audit Committee Chair of Helen of Troy (NASDAQ: HELE), a consumer products company based in El Paso, Texas.

Timothy Dehne

Mr. Timothy R. Dehne is an Independent Director of Cirrus Logic, Inc. He is currently the Vice President of Engineering for Briggo, Inc., a privately held corporation in Austin, Texas. Prior to this position, he served as the Vice President, Global Marketing, at Luminex Corporation between May 2012 and August 2013, an Austin-based company that develops, manufactures, and markets innovative biological testing technologies with applications throughout the life science and diagnostic industries. Prior to his appointment to Vice President, Global Marketing, Mr. Dehne held the position of Vice President of Systems Research and Development, a position he held between July 2009 and May 2012. He previously worked at National Instruments Corporation, an Austin-based supplier of measurement and automation products used by engineers and scientists in a wide range of industries. Mr. Dehne spent over 21 years at National Instruments Corporation where he held many leadership positions while helping to significantly grow the Company to more than 4,000 employees and over $800 million in annual revenue. At National Instruments Corporation, he held the position of Senior Vice President, Research & Development. Prior to his role as Senior Vice President, Research & Development at National Instruments Corporation, Mr. Dehne served in various executive positions in marketing and engineering. Mr. Dehne holds a B.S. in Electrical Engineering from Rice University and serves on the Board of Directors for Asset Intertech, a privately held company, where he also is Chair of its Compensation Committee.

Christine King

Ms. Christine King is an Independent Director of Cirrus Logic, Inc. Ms. King was formerly a director and President and Chief Executive Officer of Standard Microsystems Corporation, an analog and mixed signal semiconductor provider for the consumer electronics, automotive, and industrial markets, from October 2008 until August 2012. From September 2001 until March 2008, Ms. King served as President and Chief Executive Officer of AMI Semiconductor, Inc. Prior to that, Ms. King spent over 23 years at International Business Machines Corporation in various management roles, including her last assignment as Vice President of Semiconductor Solutions. Ms. King currently serves on the Board of Directors of IDACORP, Inc., and its principal operating subsidiary Idaho Power Company, and Skyworks Solutions, Inc., a supplier of high performance analog semiconductors. She also currently serves as a Director and the Executive Chair for QLogic Corporation, a supplier of high performance network infrastructure products that provide, enhance, and manage computer data communication. She previously served on the boards of AMI Semiconductor, Inc. from 2003 until its acquisition by ON Semiconductor Corporation in March 2008; ON Semiconductor Corporation from March 2008 until October 2008; Analog Devices, Inc. from June 2003 to March 2008; and Atheros Communications from April 2008 until its acquisition in May 2011.

William Sherman

Mr. William D. Sherman is an Independent Director of Cirrus Logic, Inc. He is a former partner of the law firm of Morrison & Foerster LLP, where he worked between 1987 and December 2013. He specialized in corporate and corporate securities practice. He has extensive experience working with public companies, the SEC, and the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority, formerly known as the National Association of Securities Dealers. Mr. Sherman is also a recognized specialist on corporate governance matters by way of his representation of various public and private companies, and he regularly participates in panel discussions on executive compensation and corporate governance topics. In 1972, Mr. Sherman received a law degree from the University of California – Berkeley, School of Law, and an MBA degree from the Haas School of Business at the University of California – Berkeley.

Chelsea Heffernan

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