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Greenbrier Companies Inc (GBX.N)

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

William Furman

71 2014 Chairman of the Board, President, Chief Executive Officer

Lorie Tekorius

48 2016 Chief Financial Officer, Senior Vice President, Treasurer, Principal Financial Officer

Walter Hannan

58 2012 Senior Vice President - Human Resources, Chief Human Resource Officer

Mark Rittenbaum

58 2016 Executive Vice President - Commercial, Leasing and Finance

Alejandro Centurion

59 2015 Executive Vice President, President - Global Manufacturing Operations

Victoria McManus

60 2015 Executive Vice President, Chief Strategic Officer

James Sharp

61 2015 Executive Vice President, President of Greenbrier Leasing Company LLC

Adrian Downes

52 2013 Senior Vice President, Chief Accounting Officer

Martin Baker

60 2008 Senior Vice President, Chief Compliance Officer, General Counsel

Anne Manning

52 2007 Vice President, Corporate Controller

Duane McDougall

63 2015 Lead Independent Director

Wendy Teramoto

41 2009 Director

Thomas Fargo

67 2015 Independent Director

Graeme Jack

65 2006 Independent Director

Charles Swindells

73 2005 Independent Director

Donald Washburn

71 2004 Independent Director

Kelly Williams

51 2015 Independent Director

Biographies

Name Description

William Furman

Mr. William A. Furman is Chairman of the Board, President, Chief Executive Officer of Greenbrier Companies Inc.. Mr. Furman has served as a member of the Board since 1981 and as the Company’s Chief Executive Officer since 1994. He has served as the Chairman of the Board of Directors since January 2014. Mr. Furman has been associated with the Company and its predecessor companies since 1974. Prior to 1974, Mr. Furman was Group Vice President for the Leasing Group of TransPacific Financial Corporation. Earlier he was General Manager of the Finance Division of FMC Corporation. Mr. Furman serves as a Director of Schnitzer Steel Industries, Inc., a steel recycling and manufacturing company. As a founder of the Company’s predecessor, Mr. Furman brings executive management and railcar industry experience to the Board as well as historical perspective on the Company’s origins and evolution.

Lorie Tekorius

Ms. Lorie L. Tekorius is Chief Financial Officer, Senior Vice President, Treasurer, Principal Financial Officer of the Company. Ms. Tekorius served as Senior Vice President, Corporate Finance and Treasurer of the Company from 2012-2016. She has served in various management positions for the Company since 1995, including, prior to 2012, as Vice President, Corporate Finance and Treasurer.

Walter Hannan

Mr. Walter Hannan is Senior Vice President - Human Resources, Chief Human Resource Officer of the Company. Since February 2012. Prior to joining the Company Mr. Hannan was Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer with Electro-Motive Diesel, Inc. from July 2005 through August 2011 and held corporate officers positions with Silgan Closures (USA) and various predecessor organizations from 1998 to 2004.

Mark Rittenbaum

Mr. Mark J. Rittenbaum is Executive Vice President - Commercial, Leasing and Finance of the Company. Prior to becoming Executive Vice President he was Senior Vice President and Treasurer of the Company since 2001 and Vice President and Treasurer from 1994 to 2001. From 1990 until 1994, he was Vice President of Greenbrier Leasing Company LLC. Mr. Rittenbaum also serves on the board of GBW Railcar Services Holdings, L.L.C. and Greenbrier-GIMSA, LLC.

Alejandro Centurion

Mr. Alejandro A. Centurion is Executive Vice President of the Comapany and President of Global Manufacturing Operations. Mr. Centurion also serves on the board of Greenbrier-GIMSA, LLC. Mr. Centurion joined the Company in 2005 as the Company’s managing director of Gunderson-Concarril and its chief country representative in Mexico. Later in 2005, he was promoted to Senior Vice President, North American Manufacturing Operations. Prior to joining the Company, he held senior manufacturing positions with Bombardier Transportation for eight years.

Victoria McManus

Ms. Victoria McManus has been appointed as Executive Vice President, Chief Strategic Officer of the Company, with effect from October 22, 2015. Ms. McManus served as a member of the Board from July 2009 to October 2015, and as Chairman of the Compensation Committee from January through October of 2015. From September 2008 to the present, Ms. McManus worked independently and has made investments in real estate and mid-cap companies. From August 2004 until July 2008, Ms. McManus served as President of Babcock & Brown Rail Management, LLC and President of Babcock & Brown Freight Management LLC. Ms. McManus was a partner with Babcock & Brown LP (“B&B”), an international financial advisory and asset management firm known for its expertise in transportation and infrastructure assets. At B&B, Ms. McManus was a senior member of the U.S. Management team and the head of the North American Rail Group. Prior to joining B&B, Ms. McManus was an executive with The CIT Group for ten years; her last position as President of their Rail Division.

James Sharp

Mr. James T. Sharp is Executive Vice President of the Company and President of Greenbrier Leasing Company LLC, a subsidiary of Greenbrier Companies Inc., Previously, he served as Vice President of Marketing and Operations from 1999 to 2004 and was Vice President of Sales from 1996 to 1999.

Adrian Downes

Mr. Adrian J. Downes is appointed as the Senior Vice President, Chief Accounting Officer of the Company. Prior to joining the Company, Mr. Downes served as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer for Knowledge Universe from April 2010 to September 2012 and Group Vice President and Controller for SUPERVALU Inc. from June 2006 to July 2009 and Group Vice President and Controller for Albertson’s, Inc. from June 2004 to June 2006.

Martin Baker

Mr. Martin R. Baker is Senior Vice President, Chief Compliance Officer and General Counsel of the Company. Since May 2008. Prior to joining the Company, Mr. Baker held corporate officer positions with Lattice Semiconductor Corporation since 1997.

Anne Manning

Ms. Anne T. Manning is Vice President and Corporate Controller of the Company. Since November 2007. Ms. Manning has served in various financial management positions for the Company since 1995, most recently as Assistant Corporate Controller.

Duane McDougall

Mr. Duane Charles McDougall is Lead Independent Director of Greenbrier Companies Inc. Mr. McDougall has served as a member of the Board since 2003 and as Lead Director since January 2014. Mr. McDougall served as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Boise Cascade, LLC, a privately held manufacturer of wood products, from December 2008 to August 2009. He was President and Chief Executive Officer of Willamette Industries, Inc., an international forest products company, from 1998 to 2002. Prior to becoming President and Chief Executive Officer, he served as Chief Accounting Officer during his 23-year tenure with Willamette Industries, Inc. He also served as Chairman of the Board of Boise Cascade until April 2015 and serves as a Director of StanCorp Financial. Mr. McDougall has also served as a Director of West Coast Bancorp, a position from which he resigned effective December 31, 2011; as a Director of Cascade Corporation until its sale in 2013; and as a Director of several non-profit organizations.

Wendy Teramoto

Ms. Wendy L. Teramoto is Director of Greenbrier Companies Inc., since June 2009. Ms. Teramoto is a Managing Director at WL Ross & Co. LLC and has been with WL Ross & Co. LLC in various capacities since 2000. Ms. Teramoto is also a director of DSS Holdings GP Limited, a global shipping company, Navigator Holdings Ltd., a global liquefied petroleum gas shipping company and Nautical Bulk Holdings Ltd., a dry bulk shipping company. She was previously a director of International Coal Group, Inc. from 2004 to 2011, at which point it was acquired by Arch Coal, Inc. Prior to joining WL Ross & Co. LLC, Ms. Teramoto worked at Rothschild Inc., an investment banking firm. Ms. Teramoto holds a B.S. in Accounting from the University of Colorado at Boulder. Ms. Teramoto brings expertise in analyzing financial issues and experience with manufacturing and other heavy industry companies to the Board.

Thomas Fargo

Adm. Thomas B. Fargo is an Independent Director of the Company. He has served as a member of the Board since July 2015. Adm. Fargo is a retired military commander with subsequent private sector experience in maritime and other transportation industries. As commander of the U.S. Pacific Command from 2002 until 2005, Admiral Fargo led the world’s largest unified command while directing the joint operations of the Army, Navy, Marine Corps and Air Force. In this role Admiral Fargo acted as U.S. military representative for collective defense arrangements in the Pacific, ultimately responsible to the President and the Secretary of Defense through the chairman, Joint Chiefs of Staff. Admiral Fargo’s naval career included six tours in Washington, D.C. and extensive duties in the Pacific, Indian Ocean and Middle East including serving as Commander-in-Chief of the U.S. Pacific Fleet and Commander of the Naval Forces of the Central Command. Admiral Fargo serves as Chairman of Huntington Ingalls Industries, America’s largest military shipbuilder, and on the Boards of Directors for Hawaiian Electric Industries, Matson and United States Automobile Association. Previously, he served on the Boards of Northrop Grumman Corporation, Alexander & Baldwin, Inc. and Hawaiian Airlines. Adm. Fargo brings executive leadership, operational and international expertise to the Board.

Graeme Jack

Mr. Graeme Allan Jack is an Independent Director of Greenbrier Companies Inc., since October 2006. Mr. Jack is an independent non-executive director of China Shipping Container Lines Company Limited and Hutchison Port Holdings Management Pte. Limited, the trustee manager of Hutchison Port Holdings Trust. He also serves as an independent trustee of retirement plans established for employees of the CK Hutchison Holdings Limited Group. Mr. Jack is a retired partner of PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP in Hong Kong.

Charles Swindells

Mr. Charles J. Swindells is Independent Director of Greenbrier Companies Inc., since September 2005. Mr. Swindells is currently engaged as an advisor to Bessemer Trust, an independent provider of investment management and wealth planning to families and individuals. Mr. Swindells served as the Vice Chairman, Western Region of U.S. Trust, Bank of America, Private Wealth Management from August 2005 to January 2009. Mr. Swindells served as United States Ambassador to New Zealand and Samoa from 2001 to 2005. Before becoming Ambassador, Mr. Swindells was Vice Chairman of US Trust Company, N.A.; Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Capital Trust Management Corporation; and Managing Director/Founder of Capital Trust Company. He also served as Chairman of World Wide Value Fund, a closed-end investment company listed on the NYSE. Mr. Swindells was one of five members on the Oregon Investment Council overseeing the $20 billion Public Employee Retirement Fund Investment Portfolio and was a member of numerous non-profit boards of trustees, including serving as Chairman of the Board for Lewis & Clark College in Portland, Oregon. Mr. Swindells serves as a Director of Swift Energy Company, a NYSE listed oil and natural gas company. Mr. Swindells is currently engaged as an advisor to Bessemer Trust, an independent provider of investment management and wealth planning to families and individuals.

Donald Washburn

Mr. Donald A. Washburn is Independent Director of Greenbrier Companies Inc., since August 2004. Mr. Washburn is a private investor. Mr. Washburn served as Executive Vice President of Operations of Northwest Airlines, Inc., an international airline, from 1995 to 1998. Mr. Washburn also served as Chairman and President of Northwest Cargo from 1997 to 1998. Prior to becoming Executive Vice President, he served as Senior Vice President for Northwest Airlines, Inc. from 1990 to 1995. Mr. Washburn served in several positions from 1980 to 1990 for Marriott Corporation, an international hospitality company, most recently as Executive Vice President. He also serves as Chairman of the Board of Amedisys, Inc., and serves as a trustee of LaSalle Hotel Properties and a director of Key Technology, Inc., as well as privately held companies and non-profit corporations. Mr. Washburn received his BBA, cum laude, from Loyola University of Chicago, an MBA from Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management and a J.D., cum laude, from Northwestern University’s School of Law. He has continued his professional education in business and law attending Harvard Business School, Stanford Law School, Kellogg School of Management, Wharton Business School at the University of Pennsylvania and industry seminars, including the Boardroom Summit and Stanford Director’s College.

Kelly Williams

Ms. Kelly M. Williams is an Independent Director of the Company. Ms. Williams is a senior advisor of GCM Grosvenor Private Markets. Until June 1, 2015 Ms. Williams was President of GCM Grosvenor Private Markets, a member of its Management Committee and a member of its Investment Committee. Prior to joining GCM Grosvenor, Ms. Williams was a Managing Director and the Group Head of the Customized Fund Investment Group of Credit Suisse Group AG from 2000 to 2013, after Credit Suisse acquired Donaldson, Lufkin and Jenrette, where Ms. Williams was Director of the Customized Fund Investment Group. She was with The Prudential Insurance Company of America from 1993 to 2000, where she was an Executive Director and a founder of the Customized Fund Investment Group in 1999. Prior to joining Prudential, Ms. Williams was an associate with Milbank, Tweed, Hadley & McCloy LLP, where she specialized in global project finance. She graduated magna cum laude from Union College in 1986 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science and Mathematics and received her Juris Doctor from New York University School of Law in 1989. Ms. Williams serves in leadership positions on the boards of several non-profits, and has won numerous awards for leadership and public service. In addition, Ms. Williams was named as one of The Most Powerful Women in Finance by American Banker Magazine from 2011-2014.