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Cirrus Logic Inc (CRUS.O)

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Alan Schuele

56 2012 Chairman of the Board

Jason Rhode

45 2007 President, Chief Executive Officer, Director

Thurman Case

58 2015 Chief Financial Officer, Vice President, IR Contact Officer

Gregory Thomas

49 2003 Vice President, General Counsel, Corporate Secretary

Jo Dee Benson

55 2011 Vice President, Chief Culture Officer

Andrew Brannan

48 2014 Vice President Worldwide Sales

Randy Carlson

49 2010 Vice President - Supply Chain

Allan Hughes

54 2014 Vice President

Rashpal Sahota

55 2014 Vice President and Audio General Manager

Alexander Davern

49 2015 Director

John Carter

59 2009 Independent Director

Timothy Dehne

49 2009 Independent Director

Christine King

66 2013 Independent Director

William Sherman

72 2001 Independent Director

Biographies

Name Description

Alan Schuele

Mr. Alan R. Schuele is 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 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 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 Chief Financial Officer, Vice President and 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.

Gregory Thomas

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

Jo Dee Benson

Ms. Jo Dee M. Benson is 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 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 previously worked as Director of Supply Chain between May 2008 and February 2010. Prior to joining the Company in May 2008, Mr. Carlson held various management positions at STATS ChipPAC between 2003 and April 2008.

Allan Hughes

Mr. Allan Hughes is the Vice President of CIRRUS LOGIC, INC. Mr. Hughes, age 54, 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.

Rashpal Sahota

Mr. Rashpal Sahota is Vice President and Audio General Manager, CIRRUS LOGIC, INC. 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.

Alexander Davern

Mr. Alexander M. Davern is Chief Financial Officer, Executive Vice President of Cirrus Logic, Inc. Davern serves as executive vice president, chief financial officer and treasurer at National Instruments. Prior to joining National Instruments in 1994, Davern worked for Pricewaterhouse-Coopers in Europe and the United States. Davern holds a bachelor's degree in business studies and a post-graduate diploma in professional accounting from University College Dublin.

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, CA, and a Master’s in Electrical Engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

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 Chairman 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 electronic, 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 as a director of IDACORP, Inc., and its principal operating subsidiary Idaho Power Company. She also currently serves on the Board of Directors of QLogic Corporation, a supplier of high performance network infrastructure products that provide, enhance, and manage computer data communication, and Skyworks Solutions, Inc., a supplier of high performance analog semiconductors. 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.