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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Jeffrey Immelt

57 2001 Chairman of the Board, Chief Executive Officer

Dan Heintzelman

56 2013 Vice Chairman - Enterprise Risk and Operations

John Rice

57 2010 Vice Chairman, President & Chief Executive Officer - Global Growth & Operations

Keith Sherin

55 2013 Vice Chairman; Chairman & Chief Executive Officer of GE Capital Services, Inc.

Jeffrey Bornstein

48 2013 Chief Financial Officer, Senior Vice President

Elizabeth Comstock

53 2013 Senior Vice President, Chief Marketing Officer

Brackett Denniston

66 2004 Senior Vice President, General Counsel

Kathryn Cassidy

59 2009 Senior Vice President, GE Treasurer

Susan Peters

60 2013 Senior Vice President - Human Resources

Jan Hauser

54 2013 Chief Accounting Officer, Vice President, Controller

Ganesh Bell

40 2014 Chief Digital Officer and General Manager - Commercial Software and Analytics, Power & Water Business

John Brennan

60 2014 Lead Independent Director

William Beattie

54 2009 Independent Director

James Cash

1997 Independent Director

Francisco D'Souza

45 2013 Independent Director

Marijn Dekkers

56 2012 Independent Director

Ann Fudge

63 1999 Independent Director

Susan Hockfield

62 2006 Independent Director

Andrea Jung

56 1998 Independent Director

Robert Lane

65 2005 Independent Director

Rochelle Lazarus

66 2000 Independent Director

James Mulva

67 2008 Independent Director

James Rohr

65 2013 Independent Director

Mary Schapiro

57 2013 Independent Director

Robert Swieringa

71 2002 Independent Director

James Tisch

61 2010 Independent Director

Douglas Warner

67 1992 Independent Director

Elizabeth Seibert

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Biographies

Name Description

Jeffrey Immelt

Mr. Jeffrey R. Immelt is Chairman of the Board, Chief Executive Officer of General Electric Company. Mr. Immelt joined GE in corporate marketing in 1982 after receiving a degree in applied mathematics from Dartmouth College and an MBA from Harvard University. He then held a series of leadership positions with GE Plastics in sales, marketing and global product development. He became a vice president of GE in 1989, responsible for consumer services for GE Appliances. He subsequently became vice president of worldwide marketing product management for GE Appliances in 1991, vice president and general manager of GE Plastics Americas commercial division in 1992, and vice president and general manager of GE Plastics Americas in 1993. He became senior vice president of GE and president and chief executive officer of GE Medical Systems in 1996. Mr. Immelt became GE’s president and chairman-elect in 2000, and chairman and chief executive officer in 2001. He is a trustee of Dartmouth College and a member of the American Academy of Arts & Sciences. Mr. Immelt has been named one of the “World’s Best CEOs” three times by Barron’s.

Dan Heintzelman

Mr. Dan Heintzelman is the Vice Chairman - Enterprise Risk and Operations of General Electric Company. He has been president & CEO of GE Oil & Gas since 2011. Prior to that, he was president & CEO, GE Energy Services. Previously, he led services at GE Energy and GE Aircraft Engines. He joined GE in 1979 and was appointed a GE company officer in 2000.

John Rice

Mr. John G. Rice is Vice Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer - Global Growth & Operations of General Electric Company. He was named to his current position in July 2005. He began his General Electric career in 1978 as a member of the Financial Management Program, moving to the GE Corporate Audit Staff in 1981. In 1984 he joined GE Appliances, having various assignments in operations and consumer service. In 1992 Rice was named president and CEO of GE's Canadian appliance affiliate in Toronto, Canada. In 1994 he assumed leadership of the GE Corporate Audit Staff and a year later was appointed president of GE Plastics Asia/Pacific business headquarters in Singapore. Mr. Rice was appointed president and CEO, GE Transportation Systems in Erie, Pennsylvania, in September 1997. He earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in economics from Hamilton College in Clinton, New York, and currently serves on the Board of Trustees there. In addition, Mr. Rice is chairman of the U.S. Energy Association, a director of Emory Healthcare, chairman-elect of the Metro Atlanta Chamber of Commerce, a trustee at the Woodruff Arts Center, a member of the Georgia Tech Board of Advisors, and a trustee at the Walker School.

Keith Sherin

Mr. Keith S. Sherin is Vice Chairman of General Electric Company and Chairman & Chief Executive Officer of GE Capital Services, Inc., a subsidiary of General Electric Company. He has been appointed as Chairman & Chief Executive Officer of GE Capital Services, Inc., effective July 1, 2013. Mr. Sherin joined GE in 1981 through the GE Financial Management Program in Medium Steam Turbine. After three years he joined the Corporate Audit Staff where he progressed to executive audit manager and later manager of Programs and Planning. He was promoted to manager of Finance for Commercial Engine Operations at GE Aircraft Engines then director of Finance for GE Plastics Europe. In 1995, Sherin joined GE Medical Systems as manager of Global Finance and Financial Services, and less than a year later he was promoted to vice president of Finance and Financial Services Operation. He was appointed senior vice president in December 1998 when he was named chief financial officer. He holds a BS from the University of Notre Dame and an MBA from Columbia University. He serves on the Boards of the GE Foundation (the Company's philanthropic foundation) and the University of Notre Dame Advisory Council for the College of Business Administration.

Jeffrey Bornstein

Mr. Jeffrey S. Bornstein is Chief Financial Officer, Senior Vice President of General Electric Co. He is currently a senior vice president and CFO of GE Capital, a role he has held since 2008. He joined GE in 1989 through the GE Financial Management Program and has held senior financial positions in Aviation, Plastics, and Commercial Finance. Bornstein received his B.S. in Business Administration from Northeastern University.

Elizabeth Comstock

Brackett Denniston

Mr. Brackett B. Denniston III, is Senior Vice President, General Counsel of General Electric Company. He is responsible for the worldwide GE legal organization and for all GE legal operations, reporting directly to Mr. Immelt. He is a member of GE's Corporate Executive Council, the GE Capital Corporation Board of Directors and is chair of the Company's Policy Compliance Review Board. Mr. Denniston joined GE as Vice President, Senior Counsel For Litigation and Legal Policy in September 1996. Prior to joining GE, he was Chief Legal Counsel to Governor William F. Weld of Massachusetts from 1993 to 1996. His responsibilities included judicial selection, litigation, criminal justice issues and legislation. He was a partner, and earlier an associate, at Goodwin, Procter and Hoar in Boston (1974-1982, 1986-1993) where he specialized in complex civil litigation, securities matters and white-collar crime. He represented parties in matters ranging from insider trading cases, pharmaceutical prosecutions, securities fraud and banking cases. He was a member of the firm's Executive Committee and numerous other firm committees. Mr. Denniston served as a law clerk to the Honorable Herbert Y. Choy of the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit in 1973-74.

Kathryn Cassidy

Ms. Kathryn A. Cassidy is Senior Vice President, GE Treasurer of General Electric Company. She served as Vice President and Treasurer of General Electric Company since March 2003. She was previously Vice President and Treasurer of GE. Before treasury operation, she spent several years as executive vice president and managing director for GE Capital - Real Estate where she was responsible for both the strategic ventures business and its Mexican operations. She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in economics from the University of Connecticut and an MBA from Fordham University.

Susan Peters

Ms. Susan P. Peters is Senior Vice President - Human Resources of General Electric Company. Peters a 34-year veteran of GE, has been responsible for talent identification, leadership development and succession planning for GE executives worldwide since 2001, and was named Chief Learning Officer in 2007. In that role she continued to enhance the company's leadership development efforts, extending the reach of the Crotonville leadership learning institute as a global ideal of performance. Peters has been an Officer of GE since 1997. She joined the company in 1979 through the Human Resource Management Program and has held senior human resources positions in GE businesses, including Plastics and Appliances. In 2000, she became executive vice president of Human Resources for NBC. Peters graduated from St. Mary's College, Notre Dame, with a B.A. in English Literature and from the University of Virginia with a Master's of Education.

Jan Hauser

Ms. Jan R. Hauser is Chief Accounting Officer, Vice President, Controller of General Electric Company. Ms. Hauser has served as a partner with PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP (PwC) for over 19 years and is one of the leaders in the Accounting Services Group of the PwC National Professional Services Group. She also served as a Professional Accounting Fellow in the Office of the Chief Accountant at the Securities and Exchange Commission from 1991 to 1993. Ms. Hauser is a member of the Financial Accounting Standards Advisory Council, a group that advises the Financial Accounting Standards Board on matters related to board projects and agenda prioritization. Ms. Hauser also is a member of the Financial Reporting Committee of the Institute of Management Accountants, an organization that regularly provides commentary and feedback on important standard-setting activities. In addition, Ms. Hauser had been a member of the Emerging Issues Task Force from 2005 through 2011.

Ganesh Bell

Mr. Ganesh Bell is Chief Digital Officer and General Manager - Commercial Software and Analytics, Power & Water Business of the Company. Bell brings a rare perspective to this new role, having held leadership positions in strategy, products, engineering and marketing across a mix of large industry leaders, startups and fast growth companies to IPO. Recently, he served as Executive Vice President, GM & Chief Products Officer at ServiceSource. Prior to ServiceSource, Bell held key positions at SAP including Vice President of Product Strategy & Management for the business intelligence & technology platform group, and Vice President of Portfolio Strategy in the Office of the CEO. Bell also held leadership positions across PeopleSoft, J.D. Edwards and YOUcentric.

John Brennan

Mr. John J. Brennan is Lead Independent Director of General Electric Company. Mr. Brennan is a graduate of Dartmouth College and earned an MBA from Harvard Business School. He joined Vanguard in 1982, was elected chief financial officer in 1985, president in 1989, and served as chief executive officer from 1996 to 2008 and chairman from 1998 through 2009. He has been chairman emeritus and senior advisor to Vanguard since 2010. Mr. Brennan is a director of Guardian Life Insurance Company of America and LPL Financial Holdings Inc., and lead governor of the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) Board of Governors. He is a trustee of The Vanguard Charitable Endowment Program and the University of Notre Dame and served as chairman of the Financial Accounting Foundation. Mr. Brennan also served as a director at The Hanover Insurance Group during the last five years.

William Beattie

Mr. William Geoffrey Beattie is Independent Director of General Electric Company. Mr. Beattie received a law degree from the University of Western Ontario and served as a partner in the Toronto law firm Torys LLP before joining The Woodbridge Company Limited, where he served as chief executive officer from 1998 through December 2012. The Woodbridge Company Limited is a privately held investment holding company for the Thomson family of Canada and the majority shareholder of Thomson Reuters, where Mr. Beattie served as deputy chairman from 2000 through May 2013 and director from 1998 through May 2013. He has served as chief executive officer of Generation Capital, an investment company, since September 2013, and chairman of Relay Ventures since June 2013. He also serves as a member of the board of directors of Royal Bank of Canada (where he serves as the chairman of the Risk Committee) and Maple Leaf Foods Inc. In addition to his public company board memberships, Mr. Beattie is a trustee of the University Health Network in Toronto.

James Cash

Dr. James I. Cash, Jr., Ph.D., is Independent Director of General Electric Company. A graduate of Texas Christian University with MS and PhD degrees from Purdue University, Dr. Cash joined the faculty of Harvard Business School in 1976, where he served as chairman of the MBA program from 1992 to 1995, and served as chairman of Harvard Business Publishing from 1998 until 2003. He retired from the Harvard Business School faculty in 2003. Dr. Cash is also a director of The Chubb Corporation and is the presiding director at Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. He serves as a trustee of the Bert King Foundation, on the board of the National Association of Basketball Coaches Foundation, on the Advisory Council for the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, and as senior advisor to Highland Capital Partners. Dr. Cash also served as a director at Microsoft, Inc. and Phase Forward, Inc. during the last five years.

Francisco D'Souza

Mr. Francisco D'Souza is Independent Director of General Electric Company. Mr. D’Souza was born in Kenya and received his undergraduate degree in business administration from the University of East Asia and an MBA from Carnegie Mellon University. He has been chief executive officer and a director of Cognizant Technology Solutions Corporation since January 1, 2007. He also served as Cognizant’s president from January 2007 through February 2012 and chief operating officer from December 2003 through December 2006. Mr. D’Souza joined Cognizant as a co-founder in 1994, the year it was started as a division of The Dun & Bradstreet Corporation. Previously, he held positions at various divisions of Dun & Bradstreet. He is currently a trustee at Carnegie Mellon University and the New York Hall of Science.

Marijn Dekkers

Dr. Marijn E. Dekkers is Independent Director of General Electric Company. Mr. Dekkers received his undergraduate degree in chemistry from the Radboud University of Nijmegen (Netherlands) and his PhD in chemical engineering from the University of Eindhoven (Netherlands). He began his professional career in 1985 as a scientist at GE’s corporate research center and later joined AlliedSignal (subsequently Honeywell International Inc.) in 1995. In 2000, Mr. Dekkers became chief operating officer and subsequently president and chief executive officer of Thermo Electron Corporation, the world’s leading manufacturer of laboratory instruments (later renamed Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc. following the acquisition of laboratory supplier Fisher Scientific). He joined Bayer on January 1, 2010, first serving as interim chief executive officer of Bayer Healthcare and since October 2010 serving as chairman of Bayer’s management group. Mr. Dekkers is vice president of the German Chemical Industry Association, Frankfurt, and a member of the Executive Committee of the Federation of German Industry, Berlin. He also served as a director at Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc. and Biogen Idec Inc. during the last five years.

Ann Fudge

Ms. Ann M. Fudge is Independent Director of General Electric Company. Ms. Fudge received a BA from Simmons College and an MBA from Harvard University. She served as the chairman and chief executive officer of Young & Rubicam Group from 2003 to the end of 2006. Prior to joining Young & Rubicam, Ms. Fudge worked at General Mills and at General Foods, where she served in a number of positions, including president of Kraft General Foods’ Maxwell House Coffee Company and president of Kraft’s Beverages, Desserts and Post Divisions. She is a director of Novartis AG, Unilever PLC and Infosys Ltd. She is chair of the U.S. Program Advisory Panel of the Gates Foundation, a trustee of the Rockefeller Foundation and serves on the Advisory Council of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, and the Foreign Affairs Policy Board of the U.S. State Department. Ms. Fudge also served as a member of President Obama’s National Commission on Fiscal Responsibility and Reform.

Susan Hockfield

Dr. Susan Hockfield, Ph.D., is Independent Director of General Electric Company. Dr. Hockfield, who served as president of MIT from December 2004 through June 2012 and since then has served as professor of neuroscience at MIT, received her undergraduate degree from the University of Rochester and a PhD from Georgetown University, concentrating in neuroscience. Following a postdoctoral fellowship at the University of California at San Francisco, she joined the scientific staff at the Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory in 1980. In 1985, Dr. Hockfield joined the faculty of Yale University, where she went on to serve as dean of the Graduate School of Arts & Sciences from 1998 to 2002 and then as provost from 2003 to 2004. Dr. Hockfield is a member of the American Academy of Arts & Sciences and a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science. Dr. Hockfield served as co-chair of the Advanced Manufacturing Partnership, a U.S. Presidential manufacturing initiative. Dr. Hockfield holds a number of honorary degrees and is also a director of Qualcomm Inc., an overseer of the Boston Symphony Orchestra, a trustee of the Carnegie Corporation of New York and a member of the MIT Corporation.

Andrea Jung

Ms. Andrea Jung is Independent Director of General Electric Company. Ms. Jung, a graduate of Princeton University, joined Avon Products, Inc. in 1994 as president, product marketing for Avon U.S. She was elected president, global marketing, in 1996; an executive vice president in 1997; president and a director of the company in 1998; chief operating officer in 1998; chief executive officer in 1999, which position she held to April 2012; and chairman of the board in 2001, which position she held to December 2012. Since January 2013, Ms. Jung has served as senior advisor to the Avon board of directors. Previously, she was executive vice president, Neiman Marcus, and a senior vice president for I. Magnin. Ms. Jung is also a director and former co-lead director of Apple Inc.; a member of the supervisory board of Daimler AG; former chairman of the World Federation of Direct Selling Associations; and a member of the board of trustees of New York Presbyterian Hospital.

Robert Lane

Dr. Robert W. Lane is Independent Director of General Electric Company. A graduate of Wheaton College, Mr. Lane also holds an MBA from the University of Chicago. Mr. Lane joined Deere & Company in 1982 following a career in global banking, and served Deere in leadership positions in its global construction equipment and agricultural divisions as well as at Deere Credit, Inc. He also served as Deere’s chief financial officer and president, as chief executive officer from 2000 to 2009, and as chairman of the board from 2000 until his retirement in February 2010. Mr. Lane is a director of Verizon Communications Inc. and Northern Trust Corporation, a member of the supervisory board of BMW AG and a member of the board of trustees of the University of Chicago.

Rochelle Lazarus

Ms. Rochelle B. Lazarus is Independent Director of General Electric Company. A graduate of Smith College, Ms. Lazarus also holds an MBA from Columbia University. She joined Ogilvy & Mather Worldwide in 1971, becoming president of its U.S. direct marketing business in 1989. She then became president of Ogilvy & Mather New York and president of Ogilvy & Mather North America before becoming president and chief operating officer of the worldwide agency in 1995; chief executive officer in 1996, which position she held to 2008; and chairman from 1997 until her retirement in June 2012. Ms. Lazarus also serves as a director of Blackstone Group, L.P., Merck & Co., Inc., the World Wildlife Fund and Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts; is a trustee of the New York Presbyterian Hospital; and is a member of the Board of Overseers of Columbia Business School.

James Mulva

Mr. James J. Mulva is Independent Director of General Electric Company. Mr. Mulva received a BBA and an MBA in finance from the University of Texas. He served as president and chief executive officer of ConocoPhillips from 2002 to 2004; and president, chief executive officer and chairman from 2004 until his retirement in May 2012, after the split of ConocoPhillips into two independent energy companies. Previously, Mr. Mulva served in various roles at Phillips Petroleum Company, including chief financial officer, chairman and chief executive officer. He also serves as a director of General Motors Company and Statoil ASA. Mr. Mulva served as chairman of the American Petroleum Institute in 2005 and 2006 and is vice chairman of the board of visitors for the M.D. Anderson Cancer Center.

James Rohr

Mr. James E. Rohr is Independent Director of General Electric Company. A graduate of the University of Notre Dame, Mr. Rohr also holds an MBA from The Ohio State University. Mr. Rohr joined The PNC Financial Services Group, Inc. in 1972, and served in various marketing and management positions, including as president and vice chair and president and chief operating officer. He became chief executive officer in 2000 and chairman in 2001. He retired as chief executive officer in 2013, and is currently executive chairman of PNC, a position he will be retiring from at its annual meeting in April. Mr. Rohr is also a director at Allegheny Technologies, Inc., BlackRock, Inc. (a position he will be retiring from at its annual meeting in May), EQT Corporation and Marathon Petroleum Corporation, and is a trustee of Carnegie Mellon University and the University of Notre Dame. He is a former President of the Federal Advisory Council of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System.

Mary Schapiro

Ms. Mary L. Schapiro is Independent Director of the Company. She served as the 29th chairman of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) from January 2009 through December 2012. From April 2013 to January 2014, she was a managing director and chairman of the Governance and Markets Practice at Promontory Financial Group, and since January 2014 she has served as Vice Chair of the Promontory Advisory Board and as a board member of Promontory Interfinancial Network. Prior to becoming chairman of the SEC, Ms. Schapiro served as chief executive officer of FINRA from 2007 through 2008. She joined that organization in 1996, serving as president of NASD Regulation from 1996 to 2002 and as vice chairman from 2002 to 2006, when she was named chairman. Ms. Schapiro previously served as a commissioner of the SEC from December 1988 to October 1994, and left the SEC when appointed chairman of the CFTC, where she served until 1996. Ms. Schapiro also served as a director at Kraft Foods and Duke Energy during the last five years (prior to joining the SEC).

Robert Swieringa

Dr. Robert J. Swieringa, Ph.D., is Independent Director of General Electric Company. Dr. Swieringa received a BA in economics from Augustana College, an MBA in accounting and economics from the University of Denver and a PhD in accounting and complex organizations from the University of Illinois. He taught accounting at Stanford’s Graduate School of Business and at the Johnson Graduate School of Management at Cornell University before serving as a member of the Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB) from 1986 to 1996. He was then an accounting professor at Yale’s School of Management from 1996 to 1997 and was the ninth dean of Cornell’s Johnson Graduate School of Management from 1997 to 2007. Dr. Swieringa has been a professor of accounting at the Johnson Graduate School of Management since 1997. He is a member of the American Accounting Association (AAA), the board of managers of the Partners Group Private Equity Fund, and the board of trustees of Augustana College. Dr. Swieringa is a past president of the Financial Accounting and Reporting Section of the AAA and a past chair of the Graduate Management Admissions Council.

James Tisch

Mr. James S. Tisch is Independent Director of General Electric Company. Mr. Tisch received a degree from Cornell University and an MBA from the Wharton Graduate School of the University of Pennsylvania. Since 1998, he has been the president and chief executive officer of Loews Corporation, one of the largest diversified corporations in the United States with subsidiaries involved in commercial property-casualty insurance, offshore drilling, interstate natural gas transmission, natural gas exploration and production, and luxury lodging. He also serves as a director of Loews, and Loews’s subsidiary CNA Financial. In addition, he is chairman of Loews’s subsidiary Diamond Offshore Drilling, Inc. Mr. Tisch serves as chairman of nonprofit WNET, parent of WNET Channel 13 and WLIW Channel 21. He also sits on the boards of the New York Public Library, Mount Sinai Medical Center, and the Partnership for New York City, and is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations. Mr. Tisch also was formerly a director of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York.

Douglas Warner

Mr. Douglas A. Warner, III, is Independent Director of General Electric Company. Following graduation from Yale University in 1968, Mr. Warner joined Morgan Guaranty Trust Company of New York, a wholly owned subsidiary of JPMorgan Chase & Co. (formerly J.P. Morgan & Co. Incorporated). He was elected president and a director of the bank and its parent in 1990, serving as chairman and chief executive officer from 1995 to 2000, when he became chairman of the board of JPMorgan Chase & Co., The Chase Manhattan Bank and Morgan Guaranty Trust Company until his retirement in 2001. Mr. Warner is chairman of the board of managers and the board of overseers of Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, chairman of the Yale Investment Committee and a trustee of Yale University. Mr. Warner also served as a director at Motorola Inc. and Motorola Solutions Inc. during the last five years.

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