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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Michael Gasser

64 2015 Independent Chairman of the Board

Peter Watson

59 2015 President, Chief Executive Officer, Director

Lawrence Hilsheimer

58 2014 Chief Financial Officer, Executive Vice President

Gary Martz

57 2013 Executive Vice President, General Counsel, Secretary

DeeAnne Marlow

50 2015 Senior Vice President - Human Resources

Michael Cronin

58 2015 Senior Vice President and Group President, RIPS — EMEA

Douglas Lingrel

51 2010 Vice President, Chief Information Officer

David Lloyd

46 2014 Vice President, Corporate Financial Controller

Christopher Luffler

40 2014 Vice President, Business Managerial Controller

Nadeem Ali

46 2012 Vice President, Treasurer

Timothy Bergwall

51 2014 Vice President and Division President, Paper Packaging and Soterra LLC

Daniel Lister

43 2014 Vice President, Division President - Flexible Products and Services

Ole Rosgaard

52 2015 Vice President and Division President, RIPS — North America

Vicki Avril

61 2004 Independent Director

Bruce Edwards

60 2006 Independent Director

Mark Emkes

63 2008 Independent Director

John Finn

68 2007 Independent Director

Daniel Gunsett

67 1996 Independent Director

Judith Hook

62 2003 Independent Director

John Mcnamara

51 2009 Independent Director

Patrick Norton

65 2003 Independent Director

Biographies

Name Description

Michael Gasser

Mr. Michael J. Gasser is Independent Chairman of the Board of Greif Inc., since 2015. From November 2011 until his retirement as an employee of the Company in November 2012, Mr. Gasser served as Executive Chairman. Mr. Gasser previously served as Chief Executive Officer of the Company from 1994 until October 2011 and as President from November 2006 until October 2007. Mr. Gasser was first elected an executive officer of the Company in 1988. He is a member of the Executive and Stock Repurchase Committees. He is the lead independent director and a member of the finance and compensation committees for Bob Evans Farms, Inc., a restaurant and food products company. Mr. Gasser also serves as a trustee of The Ohio State University, a director of the Battelle Memorial Institute and a trustee of The James Foundation for The Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center. In nominating Mr. Gasser, the Nominating Committee considered a number of factors including, but not limited to, his background, experience and judgment from working for the Company for over 30 years, his unique knowledge and understanding of the Company’s operations as Chief Executive Officer of the Company for more than 16 years, his experience as a director of a publicly traded restaurant and food products company, and his experience as a trustee of several institutions and foundations.

Peter Watson

Mr. Peter G. Watson has been appointed as President, Chief Executive Officer, Director of the Company., effective November 1, 2015. From January 2014 to October 2015, Mr. Watson served as Chief Operating Officer. From September 2012 until December 2013, Mr. Watson served as Vice President and Group President, Paper Packaging, Global Sourcing and Supply Chain and Greif Business System. From May 2013 until May 2015, Mr. Watson also served as President of Soterra LLC, which operates the Company’s Land Management business segment. From January 2010 to September 2012, he served as Vice President and Division President, Paper Packaging. Prior to January 2010 and for more than five years, Mr. Watson served as President of CorrChoice (a division of the Company).

Lawrence Hilsheimer

Mr. Lawrence A. Hilsheimer is Chief Financial Officer, Executive Vice President of Greif Inc., since May 2014. From April 2013 to April 2014, Mr. Hilsheimer was executive vice president and chief financial officer of The Scotts Miracle-Gro Company. From August 2012 to March 2013, Mr. Hilsheimer was the president and chief operating officer of Nationwide Retirement Plans, a division of Nationwide Mutual Insurance Company. From January 2010 to July 2012, Mr. Hilsheimer was the president and chief operating officer of Nationwide Direct & Customer Solutions, also a division of Nationwide Mutual Insurance Company. For the two years prior to that time, he was executive vice president and chief financial officer of Nationwide Mutual Insurance Company. Prior to joining Nationwide, he was vice chairman and regional managing partner for Deloitte & Touche USA, LLP, which included serving on the board of directors of the Deloitte Foundation.

Gary Martz

Mr. Gary R. Martz is Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary of the company. He served as Executive Vice President since 2010, General Counsel and Secretary since 2002 of Greif Inc. From March 2014 until May 2014, Mr. Martz also served as Chief Administrative Officer. Since May 2014, Mr. Martz has assumed responsibility for the management of the Company’s global real estate services department. From June 2005 until May 2013, Mr. Martz served as President of Soterra LLC, which operates the Company’s Land Management business segment. Prior to 2002, he was a partner in the law firm of Baker & Hostetler LLP.

DeeAnne Marlow

Ms. DeeAnne J. Marlow is Senior Vice President of Human Resources of the Company since July 2015. Marlow joins Greif from global manufacturer Cummins Inc., where she oversaw a team of 140 HR professionals across five continents. There she worked in various business units and advocated on behalf of the businesses' needs to improve performance management and ensure the successful integration of two joint ventures in Latin America. As a partner to the business leads at Cummins, she implemented systems that strengthened strategic business planning and change management. Her broad HR technical experience includes leadership development, aligning compensation with global market trends and improving recruiting and retention.

Michael Cronin

Mr. Michael Cronin is Senior Vice President and Group President, RIPS — EMEA since May 2015. In January 2016, he assumed additional responsibility for RIPS — APAC, Greif Packaging Accessories and Global Key Accounts. From February 2013 to February 2014, Mr. Cronin was chief executive officer of Coveris Packaging, a global manufacturer and distributor of packaging solutions and coated film technologies. From March 2010 to August 2012, Mr. Cronin was the president of the packaging division of SCA Hygiene Products, a Swedish consumer goods company and pulp and paper manufacturer. From January 2003 to January 2010, Mr. Cronin was the president of the European packaging division of Rio Tinto Alcan, a global mining company.

Douglas Lingrel

Mr. Douglas W. Lingrel is Vice President, Chief Information Officer of Greif Inc., since 2010. From 2005 to 2009, Mr. Lingrel served as Vice President, Global Supply Chain Process and Administration.

David Lloyd

Mr. David Lloyd is Vice President, Corporate Financial Controller since April 2014 of Greif, Inc. Prior to that time, and for more than five years, he was a partner with PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP, a certified public accounting firm.

Christopher Luffler

Mr. Christopher E. Luffler is Vice President, Business Managerial Controller since April 2014, of Greif, Inc. From January 2013 to April 2014, Mr. Luffler served as the Assistant Corporate Controller. From January 2012 to December 2012, Mr. Luffler assisted with the implementation and deployment of the Scalable Business Platform. From November 2009 to December 2011, he served as the Director of Financial Reporting. Prior to that time, and for more than five years, he was an accountant for Ernst & Young, LLP, a certified public accounting firm.

Nadeem Ali

Mr. Nadeem S. Ali is Vice President, Treasurer since 2012 of Greif Inc. Prior to that time, and for more than five years, he was treasury director and financial controller at Cummins Inc., a U.S. Fortune 500 corporation that designs, manufactures and distributes engines, filtration and power generation products.

Timothy Bergwall

Mr. Timothy L. Bergwall is the Vice President and Division President, Paper Packaging and Soterra LLC since January 2014 of Greif, Inc. Since May 2015, Mr. Bergwall has also served as President of Soterra LLC, which operates the Company’s Land Management business segment. Prior to that time and for more than five years, Mr. Bergwall served as Vice President, Containerboard Mills.

Daniel Lister

Mr. Daniel R. Lister, Jr., is Vice President, Division President - Flexible Products and Services of Greif, Inc., since January 2014. From November 2011 to January 2014, he served as SBU Manager, Western Europe. In addition, from August 2010 to January 2014, Mr. Lister served as President of EarthMinded® Life Cycle Services (the Company’s reconditioning business unit). From August 2009 until August 2011, Mr. Lister served as Director, Middle East Development. From 2007 until August 2009, Mr. Lister served as General Manager of the Delta Companies Group (the Company’s blending and filling business unit).

Ole Rosgaard

Mr. Ole Rosgaard has served as Vice President and Division President, RIPS — North America since August 2015. In January 2016, he assumed additional responsibility for RIPS — Latin America and Container Life Cycle Management LLC, a joint venture which operates the Company’s North American reconditioning business. Prior to joining the Company, and for more than five years, he served in various roles of increasing responsibility with Icopal a/s, a designer, manufacturer and installer of high end roofing solutions, including managing director in Denmark, group managing director/chief executive officer of the West European Region and group managing director/chief executive officer of the Central European Region.

Vicki Avril

Ms. Vicki L. Avril is Independent Director of Greif Inc., since 2004. From June 2008 until September 2013, Ms. Avril was Chief Executive Officer and President of TMK IPSCO, a manufacturer of steel and tubular products. She had been an executive officer of TMK IPSCO since 2004, including serving as its Chief Financial Officer. From 2001 until its sale in 2003, Ms. Avril was Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Wallace Computer Services, Inc., a print management company. She is also a director and member of the audit, compensation and governance and nominating committees of Global Brass and Copper Holdings, Inc. and a director of Commercial Metals Company. In nominating Ms. Avril, the Nominating Committee considered a number of factors including, but not limited to, her background, experience and judgment as a chief financial officer and chief executive officer of a major manufacturing company and her experience as a director of two publicly traded manufacturing companies. She also brings gender diversity to the Board.

Bruce Edwards

Mr. Bruce A. Edwards is Independent Director of Greif Inc., since 2006. From March 2008 until October 2014, Mr. Edwards was on the Executive Management Board of Deutsche Post DHL, a global provider of mail and logistic services, with responsibility for running the supply chain operating unit of Deutsche Post DHL. From March 2007 until February 2008, Mr. Edwards was Global Chief Executive Officer for DHL Supply Chain, a supply chain services division of a subsidiary of Deutsche Post DHL. Prior to that time, and for more than five years, he was Chief Executive Officer of Exel Americas, a supply chain services subsidiary of Deutsche Post DHL. Mr. Edwards also serves as a director and member of the nomination and compensation committees of Ashtead PLC, a UK listed global equipment rental company and as director and member of the audit, remuneration and nomination committees of Synergy Health plc. In nominating Mr. Edwards, the Nominating Committee considered a number of factors including, but not limited to, his background, experience and judgment as an executive officer of a global supply chain services company and as a director of two publicly traded companies listed on the UK stock exchange.

Mark Emkes

Mr. Mark A. Emkes is Independent Director of Greif Inc., since 2008. From January 2011 until May 2013, Mr. Emkes served as Commissioner of Finance and Administration for the State of Tennessee. Previously, Mr. Emkes was Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Bridgestone Americas, Inc. and Bridgestone Americas Holdings, Inc., a tire and rubber manufacturing company for more than five years prior to his retirement from that position in February 2010. He was also President of these companies from January 2009 until his retirement. Mr. Emkes also serves as director and a member of the audit and compensation committees of First Horizon National Corporation, a bank holding company which is the parent of First Tennessee Bank National Association. Mr. Emkes also serves as director and member of the compensation and director affairs/corporate governance committees of Clarcor, Inc., a diversified marketer and manufacturer of mobile, industrial and environmental filtration products. In addition, since August 2014, Mr. Emkes has served as director of Corrections Corporation of America, a provider of corrections management services to federal, state and local governments. In nominating Mr. Emkes, the Nominating Committee considered a number of factors including, but not limited to, his background, experience and judgment as a senior state government official, as the chairman, chief executive officer and president of a major manufacturing company and as a director of three publicly traded companies listed on the NYSE.

John Finn

Mr. John F. Finn is Independent Director of Greif Inc., since 2007. For more than five years, Mr. Finn has been President and Chief Executive Officer of Gardner, Inc., a supply chain management company servicing industrial and consumer customers. Mr. Finn also serves as a trustee and member of the governance committee of J.P. Morgan Funds, a registered investment company. From January 1994 until November 2014, Mr. Finn served as a director and, most recently, as the presiding director and Chair of the nominating and governance committees of Cardinal Health, Inc., a healthcare services company. In nominating Mr. Finn, the Nominating Committee considered a number of factors including, but not limited to, his background, experience and judgment as chief executive officer of a major distribution company and as a former presiding director of a Fortune 20 healthcare services company.

Daniel Gunsett

Mr. Daniel J. Gunsett is Independent Director of Greif Inc., since 1996. For more than five years, Mr. Gunsett has been a partner with the law firm of Baker & Hostetler LLP and held the position of managing partner of the firm’s Columbus, Ohio office until December 2012. In nominating Mr. Gunsett, the Nominating Committee considered a number of factors including, but not limited to, his background, experience and judgment as the managing partner of an office of a major national law firm.

Judith Hook

Ms. Judith D. Hook is Independent Director of Greif Inc., since 2003. Ms. Hook has been an investor for more than five years. Ms. Hook is the aunt of John W. McNamara. Ms. Hook was nominated to serve on the Board for a number of reasons including, but not limited to, her unique knowledge and understanding of the Company’s business based on her life-long affiliation.

John Mcnamara

Mr. John W. Mcnamara is Independent Director of Greif Inc., since 2009. For more than five years, Mr. McNamara has been president and owner of Corporate Visions Limited, LLC, a provider of aviation management educational and training programs. Mr. McNamara is the nephew of Judith D. Hook. In nominating Mr. McNamara, the Nominating Committee considered a number of factors including, but not limited to, his background, experience and judgment as owner and president of an aviation services company.

Patrick Norton

Mr. Patrick J. Norton is Independent Director of Greif Inc., since 2003. From May 2000 until his retirement in January 2003, Mr. Norton served as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of The Scotts Miracle-Gro Company, a consumer lawn and garden products company. For more than five years prior to January 2010, Mr. Norton served as a director of The Scotts Miracle-Gro Company. In nominating Mr. Norton, the Nominating Committee considered a number of factors including, but not limited to, his background, experience and judgment as an executive officer and director of a publicly traded manufacturing company.