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1-800-Flowers.Com Inc (FLWS.O)

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

James McCann

65 2016 Executive Chairman of the Board

Christopher McCann

55 2016 President, Chief Executive Officer

William Shea

57 2000 Chief Financial Officer, Senior Vice President

Thomas Hartnett

53 2013 President - Consumer Floral

Mark Nance

66 2006 President - BloomNet

Arnie Leap

48 2013 Senior Vice President, Chief Information Officer

Gerard Gallagher

63 1999 Senior Vice President, General Counsel, Corporate Secretary

Geralyn Breig

54 2012 Independent Director

Celia Brown

62 2016 Independent Director

James Cannavino

72 2007 Independent Director

Eugene DeMark

69 2012 Independent Director

Leonard Elmore

64 2002 Independent Director

Sean Hegarty

59 2014 Independent Director

Katherine Oliver

53 2017 Independent Director

Larry Zarin

62 2009 Independent Director

Biographies

Name Description

James McCann

Mr. James Francis McCann is Executive Chairman of the Board of the company. Mr. McCann is the founder of the Company and has served as the Company’s Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer from inception until June 2016. In June 2016, Mr. McCann became the Executive Chairman of the Board and relinquished the Chief Executive Officer role to Mr. C. McCann. Mr. McCann has been in the floral industry since 1976 when he began a retail chain of flower shops in the New York metropolitan area. Mr. McCann is the non-executive Chairman of the Board of Directors of Willis Holdings Group and serves as a member of its Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee. Mr. McCann is also a member of the Board of Directors of International Game Technology PLC and The Scotts Miracle Gro Company. James F. McCann is the brother of Christopher G. McCann, Chief Executive Officer, Director and President of the Company. As the Company’s Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer since inception Mr. J. McCann brings to the Board his deep understanding of the Company’s strategic business goals and extensive experience with both Company and industry-specific opportunities and challenges. Mr. J. McCann’s current and prior service on other public company boards of directors and their committees provide the Board with valuable board-level experience.

Christopher McCann

Mr. Christopher G. McCann is President, Chief Executive Officer of the company. He has been the Company’s President since September 2000 and Chief Executive Officer since June 2016. Prior to that had served as the Company’s Senior Vice President and was the President of the Consumer Floral Brand from July 2010 until October 2013. Mr. McCann has been a Director of the Company since inception. Mr. McCann is a member of the Board of Trustees of Marist College. He is the Vice Chairman of the Board of Directors of IGHL. Christopher G. McCann is the brother of James F. McCann, the Company’s Executive Chairman of the Board. Due to Mr. C. McCann’s various positions within the Company over the course of 20+ years, he brings to the Board a unique insight into the day-to-day operations of the Company and its subsidiaries as well as its strategic vision. In addition, his prior service on other public company boards of directors provide the Board with valuable board-level experience.

William Shea

Mr. William E. Shea is Chief Financial Officer, Senior Vice President of the company. William E. Shea has been our Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer since September 2000. Before holding his current position, Mr. Shea was our Vice President of Finance and Corporate Controller after joining us in April 1996. From 1980 until joining us, Mr. Shea was a certified public accountant with Ernst & Young LLP.

Thomas Hartnett

Mr. Thomas Hartnett is President - Consumer Floral of the company. Mr. Thomas Hartnett has been the Company’s President of Consumer Floral since October 2013. Previously, he was the Company's SVP and CFO of the Consumer Floral Brand since April 2010. Mr. Hartnett had previously served as the Company's SVP and COO of the Consumer Floral Brand from June 2006 through April 2010. Prior to this role, Mr. Hartnett was Senior Vice President of Retail and Fulfillment from September 2000. Before holding these positions, Mr. Hartnett held various positions within the Company since joining in 1991, including Controller, Director of Store Operations, Vice President of Retail Operations and Vice President of Strategic Development. Prior to joining the Company, Mr. Hartnett was a certified public accountant with Ernst & Young LLP.

Mark Nance

Mr. Mark L. Nance is President - BloomNet of the company. Mark L. Nance has been President of BloomNet since August 2006. Before holding his current position, Mr. Nance was a Senior Vice President, Sales and Marketing for BloomNet after joining us in December 2004. Before joining us, Mr. Nance was an Executive Vice President and General Manager with Teleflora, LLC from November 2000 until June 2004 and held various senior level positions at American Floral Services, Inc. from 1983 to 2000.

Arnie Leap

Mr. Arnie P. Leap Chief Information Officer of the company. Mr. Leap has been the Company’s Chief Information Officer since November 2013. Mr. Leap served as the Executive Vice President and Chief Technology Officer for Direct Insite Corp. from November 2000 until joining the Company. Mr. Leap served in various positions with Direct Insite, including the Executive Vice President Channel Sales and Executive Vice President Sales and Marketing. Mr. Leap's background includes senior management positions with over 20 years experience in the technology sector.

Gerard Gallagher

Mr. Gerard M. Gallagher is Senior Vice President, General Counsel, Corporate Secretary of the company. Gerard M. Gallagher has been our General Counsel, Senior Vice President and Corporate Secretary since August 1999 and has been providing legal services to the Company since its inception. Mr. Gallagher is the founder and a managing partner in the law firm of Gallagher, Walker, Bianco and Plastaras, LLP based in Mineola, New York, specializing in corporate, litigation and intellectual property matters since 1993. Mr. Gallagher is duly admitted to practice before the New York State Courts and the United States District Courts of both the Eastern District and Southern District of New York.

Geralyn Breig

Ms. Geralyn R. Breig is Independent Director of the company. has been a Director of the Company since January 2012. Ms. Breig has served as President of Clarks, Americas Region, a division of the global, privately held footwear company C & J Clark Ltd. headquartered in England from 2014 through 2016. Prior to Clarks she worked for Avon Products Inc. where she served as President of Avon North America and General Manager of Avon USA from 2008 to 2011. Prior to that, she was Senior Vice President & Brand President of Avon’s Global Marketing Business Unit from 2005-2008. Ms. Breig held several executive positions at the Campbell Soup Company from 1995 to 2005. She began her career in brand management for the Beauty Care Division at The Procter & Gamble Company and from 1986 to 1995, she held several managerial positions at Kraft Foods, Inc. Ms. Breig has been a Director of Welch Foods Inc. since 2012 where she is a member of the Audit and Nominating and Governance committees.

Celia Brown

Ms. Celia R. Brown is Independent Director of the Company. has been a director of the Company since June 2016. Ms. Brown served for five years as EVP, Group HR Director of Willis Group, a multi-billion dollar global, risk management and insurance brokerage company with operations in more than 120 countries. At Willis, Ms. Brown was an advisor to the CEO, compensation committee and Board of Directors on talent strategy, succession planning, reward strategy (including executive compensation), culture and diversity. Upon the 2016 merger of Willis and Towers Watson, Ms. Brown served as an integration advisor to the combined company. Prior to joining Willis, Ms. Brown was with XL Capital Ltd. and its predecessor company from 1988 through 2009 where she held numerous positions culminating in EVP, Head of Global HR and Corporate Relations. Ms. Brown serves as a board member for non-profit organization Volunteer New York. As a result of Ms. Brown’s career, she provides the Board with compensation and human resource experience and expertise. She also has experience integrating merger and acquisition transactions at the executive level.

James Cannavino

Mr. James A. Cannavino is Independent Director of the company. He has been a Director of the Company since June 2007. Mr. Cannavino served as Chairman of the Board of Direct Insite from 2000 through 2011 and was Chief Executive Officer from December 2002 until May 2011. He continues to serve as a director. Direct Insite is a global provider of financial supply chain automation across procure-to-pay and order-to cash business processes. From September 1997 through April 2000, he was elected non-executive Chairman of Softworks, Inc. (a wholly owned subsidiary of Direct Insite, formerly Computer Concepts), which went public and was later sold to EMC. Mr. Cannavino was also the Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of the Board of Directors of Cybersafe, Inc., a company specializing in network security. Prior to Cybersafe, Mr. Cannavino was hired as President and Chief Operating Officer of Perot Systems Corporation; he was elected to serve as Chief Executive Officer through July 1997. Mr. Cannavino retired from IBM in 1995, a career that spanned 30 years, where he was Senior Vice President for Strategy and Business Development. Mr. Cannavino presently serves on the Boards of the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children and is the immediate past Chairman of The International Center for Missing and Exploited Children. He is a past chairman of the Board of Marist College in Poughkeepsie, New York and continues to serve on that board.

Eugene DeMark

Mr. Eugene DeMark has been appointed as Independent Director of the company. He has been a Director of the Company since January 2012. Mr. DeMark worked for KPMG LLP, a global professional services firm, from June 1969 until his retirement in October 2009. He served as the Advisory Northeast Area Managing Partner at KPMG from October 2005 until his retirement. During his career with KPMG, he served in various leadership positions including Area Managing Partner of the Information, Communications and Electronics Practice as well as Managing Partner of the firm’s Long Island office. While on special assignment at KPMG he worked on the research staff of the Commission on Auditors Responsibilities (the predecessor of the Treadway Commission) that was formed to assess increases in fraudulent financial reporting and developed KPMG’s first study guide on SEC reporting. Since his retirement, Mr. DeMark has been an independent consultant. Mr. DeMark has served on the Board of Directors of BankUnited, Florida’s largest independent bank, since 2010 and is the chair of the Audit and Risk Committee. He also serves on the Governance and Compensation committees of the Bank’s Board and is the Lead Director. Mr. DeMark has been on the Board of Directors of MSG Networks since October 2015 and is the Chair of their Audit Committee and serves on the Compensation Committee. He is a Certified Public Accountant in the State of New York.

Leonard Elmore

Mr. Leonard J. Elmore is Independent Director of the company. has been a Director of the Company since October 2002. Mr. Elmore has been a NCAA commentator for CBS Sports and ESPN for over 25 years. Mr. Elmore was the Chief Executive Officer of iHoops, the official youth basketball initiative of the NCAA and NBA from May 2010 until October 2011 and served as a Board Member from its inception in April 2009 until May 2010. Prior to joining iHoops, he was a Partner with the law firm of Dreier LLP in its New York City headquarters from September 2008 until February 2009. Prior to his employment with Dreier LLP in September, 2008, Mr. Elmore served as Senior Counsel with LeBoeuf, Lamb, et. al. (subsequently, Dewey & LeBoeuf) from October 2004 until March 2008. Prior thereto, Mr. Elmore served as the President of Test University, a leading provider of internet-delivered learning solutions for pre-college students, from 2001 to 2003. Mr. Elmore has served on the Board of Directors of Lee Enterprises, Inc. since February 2007 and is currently a member of their Audit Committee. Mr. Elmore continues to fulfill his commitment to public service as a Commissioner on the John and James L. Knight Foundation’s Knight Commission on Intercollegiate Athletics.

Sean Hegarty

Mr. Sean P. Hegarty is Independent Director of the Company. Mr. Hegarty worked for Forbes Family Holdings, Inc. and its subsidiary, Forbes Media LLC from 1987 until 2011. Mr. Hegarty joined Forbes as the director of taxes, became the vice president of finance in 1998 and in 2003 he became the Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer until he left the company in 2011. Currently, Mr. Hegarty is the managing partner of his own financial and tax planning consulting firm, Hegarty & Company. Since January 2015, he has served as the Chief Financial Officer for SBKTM Holdings, Inc., an affiliate of Forbes Family Holdings, Inc. Mr. Hegarty began his career in 1979 with Ernst & Young LLP. As a result of Mr. Hegarty’s professional experience, he provides the Board with financial expertise, experience in risk management and executive managerial experience.

Katherine Oliver

Ms. Katherine Oliver is an Independent Director of the Company. She has joined the Company's Board of Directors. Ms. Oliver is a Principal at Bloomberg Associates, an international philanthropic consulting firm founded by former New York City Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg. Katherine oversees the media and technology portfolio and advises mayors around the globe on economic development and public communications strategies, while helping their municipalities harness the power of media and technology to improve government services. Katherine is widely recognized for her innovations in branding, strategic business development expertise and an unparalleled commitment to customer service. These skills were honed over two decades working directly with Mike Bloomberg, first in the private sector as General Manager for Bloomberg Radio & Television, then in government where Mayor Bloomberg appointed her as Commissioner of Media & Entertainment for New York City, a position she held from 2002-2013. There she transformed the City's nearly moribund film and TV industry into a $7.1 billion a year business that supported over 130,000 jobs; nearly doubling the figures from the start of the Bloomberg administration. Ms. Oliver is a graduate of New York University. She currently serves on the board of directors for The Chef's Warehouse, Inc. as well as numerous non-profit boards, including the Paley Center for Media, the Ghetto Film School, John Jay College, and on the Tony Awards Nominating Committee. In addition, Ms. Oliver has taught at Columbia University's School of International and Public Affairs and at New York University.

Larry Zarin

Mr. Larry Zarin is Independent Director of the company. has been a director of the Company since March 2009. Mr. Zarin was Senior Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer for Express Scripts, a Fortune 25 company whose goal is to make the use of prescription drugs safer and more affordable, until his retirement in July 2013. He joined Express Scripts in 1996 and during his tenure, he had a leading role in the successful integration of the company’s numerous major acquisitions, including, the $29.1 billion acquisition of Medco. Mr. Zarin was responsible for corporate communications and marketing and was a frequent speaker at industry conferences and events. Before joining Express Scripts, Mr. Zarin headed a St. Louis consulting firm.

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