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Guess? Inc (GES)

GES on New York Consolidated

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Paul Marciano

63 2015 Executive Chairman of the Board, Chief Creative Officer

Victor Herrero

46 2015 Chief Executive Officer, Director

Sandeep Reddy

44 2013 Chief Financial Officer

Alex Yemenidjian

60 2005 Lead Independent Director

Maurice Marciano

66 2015 Chairman Emeritus

Gianluca Bolla

56 2010 Independent Director

Anthony Chidoni

63 2002 Independent Director

Joseph Gromek

68 2014 Independent Director

Kay Isaacson-Leibowitz

68 2006 Independent Director

Biographies

Name Description

Paul Marciano

Mr. Paul Marciano is Executive Chairman of the Board, Chief Creative Officer of the Company., effective as of August 1, 2015. He is no longer Vice Chairman of the Board of Guess? Inc. He joined the Company two months after its inception in 1981. Since that time, he has served in a number of senior executive positions with the Company, including his current role as Chief Executive Officer and Vice Chairman of the Board, positions he has held since 2007. Between 1999 and 2007, he served as Co-Chairman of the Board and Co-Chief Executive Officer. Mr. Marciano has also served as a director of the Company since 1990. His present term as a Class II director will expire at the 2016 annual meeting of shareholders. Like his brother, Maurice Marciano, Mr. Marciano brings to the Board a vast amount of knowledge and experience accumulated over the life of the Guess brand. Mr. Marciano’s day-to-day leadership as Chief Executive Officer provides a direct and valuable link between management and the Board and his creative and strategic vision for the brand help to guide the Board’s overall approach.

Victor Herrero

Mr. Victor Herrero Amigo has been promoted as Chief Executive Officer, Director of the Guess?, Inc., effective August 01, 2015. He serves as Executive Vice President of the Company from July 7, 2015 to transition date. Prior to joining the Company, Mr. Herrero held several positions with Inditex Group, the world’s largest fashion retailer with brands including Zara, Massimo Dutti, Pull & Bear, Bershka, and Stradivarius. From September 2012 until July 2015, Mr. Herrero served Inditex Group as its Head of Asia Pacific, where he was responsible for all aspects of the Asia business for all brands. Prior to that position, Mr. Herrero served as Inditex Group’s Head of North Asia and India from May 2010 to August 2012, where he was responsible for all aspects of the business in those markets. Mr. Herrero joined Inditex Group in 2003 and served in a variety of other capacities during his tenure there. Prior to joining Inditex Group, Mr. Herrero served as a management consultant for Arthur Andersen in Asia from 1998 to 2002. Mr. Herrero holds an M.B.A. from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University, a B.A. in Business Administration from the Ecole Superieure de Commerce de Paris in Paris, France, and a Bachelor’s of Law Degree from the Universidad de Zaragoza in Spain.

Sandeep Reddy

Mr. Sandeep Reddy has been appointed as Chief Financial Officer of Guess?, Inc., effective July 2013. Mr. Reddy has served as the Company's Vice President, European Chief Financial Officer, since 2010, where he was responsible for all aspects of the Company's European finance functions, including Financial Planning, Treasury, Accounting and Tax. Prior to joining the Company, Mr. Reddy held several leadership roles in the 13 years he worked at Mattel Inc. Mr. Reddy has an MBA from Cornell University, and is a Chartered Financial Analyst.

Alex Yemenidjian

Mr. Alex Yemenidjian is Lead Independent Director of Guess? Inc., since May 2005. He has served as Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer of Tropicana Las Vegas Hotel & Casino, Inc. since July 2009 and as Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer of Armenco Holdings, LLC, a private investment company, since January 2005. Mr. Yemenidjian served as Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer of Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Inc., a leading entertainment, gaming and hospitality company, from April 1999 to April 2005 and was a director thereof from November 1997 to April 2005. Mr. Yemenidjian also served as a director of MGM Resorts International, Inc. (“MGM”) (formerly MGM Grand, Inc. and MGM Mirage Resorts, Inc.) from 1989 to 2005 and was its President from 1995 to 1999. He also served MGM in other capacities, including as Chief Operating Officer from 1995 until 1999 and as Chief Financial Officer from 1994 to 1998. In addition, Mr. Yemenidjian served as an executive of the Tracinda Corporation, the majority owner of both Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Inc. and MGM MIRAGE, from 1990 to 1997 and again during 1999. Prior to 1990, Mr. Yemenidjian was the managing partner of Parks, Palmer, Turner & Yemenidjian, Certified Public Accountants. Mr. Yemenidjian is currently a director and chairman of the audit committee of Regal Entertainment Group, which operates the largest motion picture theatre circuit in the United States, and a trustee of Baron Investment Funds Trust and Baron Select Funds, mutual funds. Mr. Yemenidjian has served as a director of the Company since May 2005 and his present term as a Class III director will expire at the Annual Meeting. Mr. Yemenidjian is able to provide the Board with the unique perspective of someone with significant experience as a Chief Executive Officer, including both currently with Tropicana Las Vegas and previously with publicly-traded Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer.

Maurice Marciano

Mr. Maurice Marciano is Chairman Emeritus of the Company., effective August 01, 2015. He was Non-Executive Chairman of the Board of Guess Inc. since January 28, 2012. He was one of the founders of the Company in 1981. Since that time, he has served in a number of senior executive positions with the Company, including his role as executive Chairman of the Board, from 2007 until January 28, 2012. Between 1999 and 2007, he served as Co-Chairman of the Board and Co-Chief Executive Officer, together with his brother, Paul Marciano. Mr. Marciano retired as an employee and executive of the Company on January 28, 2012. However, he continues to serve as non-executive Chairman of the Board and to provide consulting services to the Company under the terms of a consulting agreement originally entered into in connection with his retirement. Mr. Marciano has served as a director of the Company since 1981 (except for the period from January 1993 to May 1993). His present term as a Class III director will expire at the Annual Meeting. As a co-founder and leader within the Company for over 30 years, Mr. Marciano brings a wealth of both Company-specific and industry-wide knowledge and experience to the Board. His strategic vision and global approach have been instrumental in helping the Board to effectively oversee the overall business and direction of the Company.

Gianluca Bolla

Mr. Gianluca Bolla is Independent Director of Guess? Inc., since April 30, 2010. He has been a shareholder and director of Accord Management, S.r.L., an Italian private equity firm that specializes in the Italian mid-market, since the end of 2008. In addition, since 1994, Mr. Bolla has been a shareholder and director of Valdo Spumanti S.r.l., a leading producer of Prosecco, an Italian dry sparkling wine. From 1988 until 2007, Mr. Bolla held a number of executive positions with various subsidiaries of Barilla Holding S.p.A. (“Barilla”), a privately-held Italian food company with global revenues of over €4 billion. He ultimately served from 2001 until 2007 as Chief Executive Officer of Barilla G. e R. Fratelli S.p.A., a global business with revenues of over €2.5 billion. Prior to joining Barilla, Mr. Bolla was a corporate finance associate for two years with Salomon Brothers Inc., where he started after receiving his M.B.A. from the UCLA Graduate School of Management. Mr. Bolla has served as a director of the Company since April 2010 and his present term as a Class I director will expire at the 2015 annual meeting of shareholders. As the Company continues its global expansion throughout Europe and beyond, Mr. Bolla’s experience as the Chief Executive Officer of a large global business based in Italy provides the Board with a valuable and unique perspective into international growth and management.

Anthony Chidoni

Mr. Anthony Chidoni is Independent Director of Guess? Inc., since November 2002. He has been the principal and owner of Lorelle Capital, a private hedge fund, since January 2004. From January 1990 to January 2004, he was the Managing Director of Private Client Business in the Los Angeles office of investment bank Credit Suisse First Boston, and its predecessor Donaldson Lufkin & Jenrette, where he had served in various positions for 21 years. Mr. Chidoni has served as a director of the Company since November 2002 and his present term as a Class II director will expire at the 2016 annual meeting of shareholders. Mr. Chidoni’s extensive background in investment banking and more recently as the principal and owner of a private hedge fund provides the Board with a valuable Wall Street perspective, a broad and deep insight into the capital markets and direct experience performing detailed review and analysis of public company financial statements.

Joseph Gromek

Mr. Joseph R. Gromek is Independent Director of the Company. Mr. Gromek served as President, Chief Executive Officer and director of The Warnaco Group, Inc., a global apparel company, from 2003 until his retirement in 2012. From 1996 to 2002, Mr. Gromek served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Brooks Brothers, Inc., a private clothing manufacturer and retail company. Prior to that time, he held senior management positions with Saks Fifth Avenue, Limited Brands, Inc. and Ann Taylor Stores, Inc. Mr. Gromek is currently the non-executive Chairman of the Board of Tumi Holdings, Inc., a wholesaler and retailer of luxury travel, business and lifestyle accessories; a member of the board of directors of Wolverine World Wide, Inc., a global footwear company; and a member of the board of directors of The Children’s Place Retail Stores, Inc., a children’s specialty apparel retailer. Among his many philanthropic and civic affiliations, Mr. Gromek is a member of the board of directors of Ronald McDonald House, the board of governors of the Parsons School of Design, and the board of trustees of the Trevor Day School, and is the chairman of the board of trustees of The New School.

Kay Isaacson-Leibowitz

Ms. Kay Isaacson-Leibowitz is Independent Director of Guess? Inc., since July 2006. She served as Executive Vice President of Beauty Niches for Victoria’s Secret, a leading specialty retailer of women’s intimate and other apparel, from July 2003 to July 2005. From 1995 to 2003, Ms. Isaacson-Leibowitz served as Executive Vice President of Merchandising for Victoria’s Secret. From 1994 to 1995, she served as acting President and Senior Vice President of Merchandising for Banana Republic, a division of The Gap, Inc. Ms. Isaacson-Leibowitz is a director, chair of the succession planning and management development committee and member of the compensation committee of Coldwater Creek, a multi-channel specialty retailer of women’s apparel and accessories in the United States, primarily targeting women 35 years of age and older. She is also a co-founder, co-chairperson and board member for World of Children, a non-profit organization devoted to children globally. Ms. Isaacson-Leibowitz has served as a director of the Company since July 2006 and her present term as a Class III director will expire at the Annual Meeting. Ms. Isaacson-Leibowitz’s extensive career in the retail industry, and in particular as an executive and senior merchant for brands such as Victoria’s Secret and Banana Republic, allows her to provide valuable insights to the Board in key areas such as merchandising strategy and brand management, as well as product design and production.

Basic Compensation

Name Fiscal Year Total

Paul Marciano

8,985,590

Victor Herrero

--

Sandeep Reddy

1,266,330

Alex Yemenidjian

269,920

Maurice Marciano

798,476

Gianluca Bolla

241,989

Anthony Chidoni

276,920

Joseph Gromek

--

Kay Isaacson-Leibowitz

252,670
As Of  31 Jan 2015