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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Michael Gasser

65 2015 Independent Chairman of the Board

Peter Watson

60 2015 President, Chief Executive Officer, Director

Lawrence Hilsheimer

59 2014 Chief Financial Officer, Executive Vice President

Gary Martz

58 2013 Executive Vice President, General Counsel, Secretary

DeeAnne Marlow

51 2015 Senior Vice President - Human Resources

Michael Cronin

59 2015 Senior Vice President and Group President, RIPS — EMEA

Douglas Lingrel

52 2016 Chief Administrative Officer, Vice President

David Lloyd

47 2016 Vice President, Corporate Financial Controller and Treasurer

Christopher Luffler

41 2014 Vice President, Business Managerial Controller

Matt Eichmann

2017 Vice President, Investor Relations and Corporate Communications

Timothy Bergwall

52 2014 Vice President and Division President, Paper Packaging and Soterra LLC

Hari Kumar

54 2016 Vice President and Division President, Flexible Products & Services

Ole Rosgaard

53 2016 Vice President and Division President, RIPS Americas

Vicki Avril

62 2004 Independent Director

Bruce Edwards

61 2006 Independent Director

Mark Emkes

64 2008 Independent Director

John Finn

69 2007 Independent Director

Daniel Gunsett

68 1996 Independent Director

Judith Hook

63 2003 Independent Director

John Mcnamara

52 2009 Independent Director

Patrick Norton

66 2003 Independent Director

Biographies

Name Description

Michael Gasser

Mr. Michael J. Gasser is Independent Chairman of the Board of Greif Inc., since 2015. Mr. Gasser has served as Chairman of the Board of Directors since 1994, including the period from November 2011 until November 2012 in which he served as Executive Chairman. Mr. Gasser served as Chief Executive Officer of the Company from 1994 until October 2011. Mr. Gasser currently serves as the Vice Chair of the Board of Trustees of The Ohio State University and a member of its Audit and Finance Committees and as a director of the Battelle Memorial Institute and a member of its Compensation Committee. Previously, Mr. Gasser served as the lead director and a member of the finance and compensation committees for Bob Evans Farms, Inc. and as a trustee of the James Cancer Hospital Foundation. Mr. Gasser has extensive experience in the Company’s manufacturing, management, accounting and financial operations, which make him uniquely qualified to serve as Chairman of the Board.

Peter Watson

Mr. Peter G. Watson is President, Chief Executive Officer, Director of the Company., since November 1, 2015. From January 2014 until October 2015, he served as Chief Operating Officer. From September 2012 until December 2013, Mr. Watson served as Vice President and Group President, Paper Packaging & Services, 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 & Services. Prior to January 2010, Mr. Watson served many roles in the Company’s Paper Packaging & Services segment including President of CorrChoice (a division of the Company). He has been employed by the Company since 1999. Mr. Watson’s experience as Chief Executive Officer and Chief Operating Officer as well as his extensive experience in the Company’s Paper Packaging & Services and Land Management business segments, and his extensive knowledge of the Company’s manufacturing and global sourcing and supply chain operations, gives him valuable insight in serving as a director 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. Mr. Martz has served as Executive Vice President since June 2010 (and prior to that as Senior Vice President) and as General Counsel and Secretary since joining the Company in 2002. 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. 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 May 2015. Prior to that time, and for more than five years, she was executive director, human resources at Cummins Inc., a U.S. Fortune 500 corporation that designs, manufactures and distributes engines, filtration and power generation products.

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 has served as Vice President and Chief Administrative Officer of the company., since June 2016. From February 2009 to June 2016, Mr. Lingrel served as Chief Information Officer. 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 and Treasurer of the company., since April 2014. Mr. Lloyd has served as Vice President and Corporate Financial Controller since joining the Company in April 2014, and in that capacity, Mr. Lloyd is the Chief Accounting Officer of the Company. In March 2016, David also assumed the role of Treasurer. 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 with Ernst & Young, LLP, a certified public accounting firm.

Matt Eichmann

Timothy Bergwall

Mr. Timothy L. Bergwall is the Vice President and Division President, Paper Packaging and Soterra LLC of the company. 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.

Hari Kumar

Mr. Hari K. Kumar is Vice President and Division President, Flexible Products & Services of the company., since May 2016. From October 2015 to May 2016, Mr. Kumar served as Vice President, Transformation and Greif Business System. From November 2014 until October 2015, Mr. Kumar served as Vice President, Portfolio Optimization. From January 2012 until November 2014, Mr. Kumar served as a Vice President of Flexible Products & Services with responsibility over the Asia Pacific region.

Ole Rosgaard

Mr. Ole Rosgaard has served as Vice President and Division President, RIPS Americas of the company., since 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 IPSCO Tubulars, Inc., a manufacturer of steel and tubular products. She had been an executive officer of IPSCO Tubulars 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., a director and member of the Audit and Nominating and Governance Committees of Commercial Metals Company and director and member of the Safety, Environment and Social Responsibility Committee of Finning International. 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 three other publicly traded manufacturing companies.

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. Previously, Mr. Edwards also served as a director and member of the nomination and compensation committees of Ashtead PLC 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 the Chairman of the Audit Committee 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 CoreCivic Corporation, formerly known as Corrections Corporation of America, a provider of corrections management and residential re-entry services and real estate solutions to federal, state and local governments, where he is also presently serving as the Non-executive Chairman of the Board and a member of the Compensation and Nominating/Governance Committees. 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 other 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 Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Gardner, Inc., a supply chain management company servicing industrial and consumer customers. Mr. Finn also serves as a trustee, member of the Equity Committee and Chairman 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. 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 one other publicly traded manufacturing company.