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Francesca's Holdings Corp (FRAN.O)

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Richard Kunes

62 2016 Interim Chairman of the Board, President, Chief Executive Officer

Kelly Dilts

46 2016 Chief Financial Officer, Executive Vice President

Kal Malik

53 2012 Executive Vice President, Chief Administrative Officer, General Counsel

Laurie Hummel

2015 Executive Vice President and Chief Merchandising Officer

Cynthia Thomassee

41 2016 Vice President, Controller

Richard Emmett

60 2016 Lead Independent Director

Patricia Bender

60 2011 Independent Director

Laurie Goldman

52 2013 Independent Director

Joseph O'Leary

56 2013 Independent Director

Martyn Redgrave

62 2015 Independent Director

Marie Toulantis

60 2012 Independent Director

Biographies

Name Description

Richard Kunes

Mr. Richard W. Kunes is Interim Chairman of the Board, President, Chief Executive Officer of the Company. Mr. Kunes served as Executive Vice President & Senior Advisor to the Chief Executive Officer at The Estée Lauder Companies, Inc., (“Estée Lauder”) from August 2012 to June 2013. Prior to such time, Mr. Kunes served for twelve years as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer at Estée Lauder, as well as holding several other financial management positions with Estée Lauder, including Corporate Controller. Mr. Kunes holds an MBA in International Finance from Pace University.

Kelly Dilts

Ms. Kelly M. Dilts is Chief Financial Officer, Executive Vice President of the company. effective April 2016. She is a seasoned retail executive with a wealth of retail industry and finance expertise developed over a long and distinguished professional career. Ms. Dilts currently serves as the Senior Vice President of Finance and Investor Relations at Tailored Brands, Inc., (formerly Men's Wearhouse, Inc.). She joined Tailored Brands in 1998 as Assistant Controller and has also served as its Senior Vice President, Chief Accounting Officer and Principal Accounting Officer, as well as its Vice President of Finance & Accounting.  She has significant experience in leading various finance teams and has worked closely with merchandising, store operations, distribution and other operational groups. Prior to joining Tailored Brands, Ms. Dilts worked at Olympia Enterprises and Deloitte & Touche.

Kal Malik

Mr. Kal Malik is Executive Vice President, Chief Administrative Officer, General Counsel of Francesca's Holdings Corp. He has served as the company's General Counsel since October 2009. Prior to joining Francesca’s, Mr. Malik was an attorney in private practice from August 2007 through September 2009 as a partner (of counsel during 2009) at the law firm of Condon Thornton Harrell Malik LLP. Prior to that, he was a Senior Director at Kane Russell Coleman & Logan, P.C. from April 2001 to July 2007. Mr. Malik holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting from The University of Texas at Dallas, a Juris Doctorate from the South Texas College of Law and a Master of Laws in Taxation from Southern Methodist University Dedman School of Law. Prior to entering the practice of law, Mr. Malik practiced as a Certified Public Accountant in Dallas, Texas.

Laurie Hummel

Ms. Laurie Hummel is Executive Vice President and Chief Merchandising Officer of the Company. Ms. Hummel will assume her responsibilities on November 30, 2015. Ms. Hummel brings more than 25 years of retail experience to francesca's having held a variety of leadership roles in the merchandising, and planning & allocation functions at retailers such as Kohl's, Stage Stores and Macy's. Most recently, Ms. Hummel served as SVP Divisional Merchandise Manager at Kohl's, responsible for the jewelry and watch business. Prior to joining Kohl's, Ms. Hummel held leadership positions leading many important merchandising functions related to junior sportswear, intimate apparel, dresses, denim and fashion tops.

Cynthia Thomassee

Ms. Cynthia Thomassee is Vice President, Controller of the Company. Ms. Thomassee, also served as the Company’s Director of Finance from December 2007 to May 2010. Since prior to 2007 to December 2007, Ms. Thomassee served as the controller at LRG Furniture, LLC (“LRG”), a retail subsidiary of Bassett Furniture Industries. As controller, Ms. Thomassee was responsible for all accounting, payroll, and benefit administration functions of LRG. Ms. Thomassee is a Certified Public Accountant licensed in the State of Texas and holds a Bachelor of Science degree from University of Houston—Clear Lake.

Richard Emmett

Mr. Richard J. Emmett is Lead Independent Director of Francesca's Holdings Corp. Mr. Emmett was named Chief Legal and Human Resources Officer of Dunkin’ Brands Group, Inc., (“Dunkin”) in January 2014. Prior to such appointment, he served as the Senior Vice President and General Counsel since 2009. Prior to joining Dunkin’, Mr. Emmett served as Executive Vice President, Chief Legal Officer and Secretary of Quiznos from May 2007 to April 2009. Mr. Emmett also served as a member of the Quiznos leadership team and worked a wide array of issues ranging from the development of the overall business strategy to managing U.S. and international franchise relations. Mr. Emmett is currently a member of the board of directors of the International Franchise Association.

Patricia Bender

Ms. Patricia A. Bender is Independent Director of Francesca's Holdings Corp. Ms. Bender served as Executive Vice President and Director of Leasing at Weingarten Realty Investors (“Weingarten”) from 2005 to April 2015. During her 33-year tenure at Weingarten, Ms. Bender directed the development and operations of approximately 300 shopping centers and spearheaded various initiatives, including corporate rebranding and sales-focused marketing and training. Ms. Bender is a member of the board of directors of Uptown Houston and serves on the Board of Texas Gulf States Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. Also, Ms. Bender is an adjunct professor in the Jones School at Rice University.

Laurie Goldman

Ms. Laurie Ann Goldman has been appointed as Independent Director of Francesca's Holdings Corporation effective April 17, 2013. Ms. Goldman served as Chief Executive Officer of Spanx, Inc., from February 2002 to February 2014. Ms. Goldman currently serves on the advisory board of SunTrust Banks, Inc., Ms. Goldman brings significant brand management and multi-channel experience to the Board of Directors.

Joseph O'Leary

Mr. Joseph D. O'Leary has been appointed as Independent Director of Francesca's Holdings Corporation effective April 17, 2013. Mr. O’Leary held various positions at PetSmart, Inc., (“PetSmart”), including, President and Chief Operating Officer from May 2013 to April 2014, Executive Vice President, Merchandising, Marketing, Supply Chain and Strategic Planning from January 2011 to May 2013, Senior Vice President, Merchandising and Supply Chain from October 2008 through January 2011, and as Senior Vice President, Supply Chain from 2006 through September 2008.

Martyn Redgrave

Mr. Martyn R. Redgrave is Independent Director of the Company. Mr. Redgrave brings to the Board broad managerial, financial, and operational experience as well as business leadership expertise gained over a distinguished career with several consumer companies. Mr. Redgrave is currently the Managing Partner and CEO of Agate Creek Partners, LLC, a professional governance and consulting services company which he co-founded in July 2014. From August 2012 until his retirement in August 2014, he served as Senior Advisor to L Brands, Inc. Previously, Mr. Redgrave served as Limited Brands’ Executive Vice President and Chief Administration Officer from March 2005 to August 2012 and also served as Chief Financial Officer from January 2006 to May 2007. Mr. Redgrave serves on the board of directors of Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen, Inc., and Deluxe Corporation. Since August 2012, he has served as the non-executive chairman of the board of directors of Deluxe Corporation.

Marie Toulantis

Ms. Marie Toulantis has been appointed as Independent Director of Francesca’s Holdings Corporation effective July 10, 2012. Ms. Toulantis served as Interim Vice President of University Relations of Pace University from November 2011 to August 2012. Prior to joining Pace University in November 2011, Ms. Toulantis was Chief Executive Officer of Barnes & Noble.com from February 2002 to August 2008, and Chief Financial Officer from April 1999 to February 2002. Ms. Toulantis currently serves on the board of trustees of Pace University.