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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

John Connolly

62 2012 Non-Executive Independent Chairman of the Board

Ashley Almanza

50 2013 Chief Executive Officer, Executive Director

Mark Seligman

2011 Non-Executive Independent Deputy Chairman of the Board

Himanshu Raja

2013 Group Chief Financial Officer, Executive Director

Andy Baker

47 2012 Regional President - Africa

Daniel Ryan

2010 Regional Chief Executive Officer, Asia Middle East

Eddie Aston

2013 Group Chief Operating Officer, Regional Chief Executive Officer, UK and Ireland

Soren Lundsberg-Nielsen

Group General Counsel

Grahame Gibson

59 2012 Regional CEO - Americas, Executive Director

Irene Cowden

Group Human Resources Director

Graham Levinsohn

2010 Group Strategy and Development Director

Debbie Walker

2012 Group Communications Director

Peter David

Company Secretary

Adam Crozier

50 2013 Non-Executive Director

Paul Spence

2013 Non-Executive Director

Tim Weller

2013 Non-Executive Director

Mark Elliott

2006 Independent Non-Executive Director

Clare Spottiswoode

60 2010 Independent Non-Executive Director

Kin Wah Fok

58 2010 Independent Non-Executive Director

Helen Parris

Director of Investor Relations

Biographies

Name Description

John Connolly

Mr. John P. Connolly has been Non-Executive Independent Chairman of the Board of G4S Plc. A chartered accountant, John spent his career until May 2011 with global professional services firm Deloitte, was Global Chairman between 2007 and 2011, and prior to that, Global Managing Director between 2003 and 2007. He was Senior Partner and CEO of the UK partnership from 1999 until his retirement from the partnership.Chairman of AMEC plc and of a number of private companies. Beyond commercial business roles, he is on the Board of Governors of London Business School and a member of the CBI President’s Advisory Council. He is also chairman of the appeal board for The Centre for Children’s Rare Disease Research at Great Ormond Street Hospital.

Ashley Almanza

Mr. Ashley Almanza has been appointed Chief Executive Officer of G4S PLC, effective as of May 31, 2013. Additionally, since May 1, 2013, he has been serving as Executive Director of the Company and Member of the Risk Committee. He joined G4S on May 1, 2013 as Chief Financial Officer. Earlier in his carrier, Mr. Almanza held a number of senior roles at BG Group from 1993 to 2012, including Chief Financial Officer from 2002 to 2011 and Executive Vice President from 2009 to 2012. He is a Non-Executive Director of Schroders plc and Member of the Advisory Board of Oxford University Centre for Business Taxation. Previously, he was Chairman of the Hundred Group of Finance Directors. Mr. Almanza holds a Master of Business Administration degree from London Business School. He also led a consortium of global companies through complex government negotiations in Central Asia.

Mark Seligman

Mr. Mark Seligman has served as Non-Executive Independent Vice Chairman of the Board of G4S Plc. He is Qualified as a chartered accountant with Price Waterhouse. Senior roles at SG Warburg & Co Ltd and Barclays de Zoete Wedd; Head of UK Investment Banking at CSFB; Chairman of UK Investment Banking at Credit Suisse; member of the Credit Suisse Global Investment Banking Executive Board and senior advisor to Credit Suisse Europe.He has Extensive financial and management experience having worked in the fi nancial services sector, with a focus on investment banking. Takes particular interest in the fi nancial performance of the company, including its financing and transactional activity.He is also an alternate member of the Panel on Takeovers and Mergers; member of the Regional Growth Fund Advisory Panel; non-executive director and audit committee chairman for BG Group plc; and senior independent director of Kingfi sher plc.

Himanshu Raja

Mr. Himanshu Raja has been appointed as Group Chief Financial Officer, Executive Director of G4S PLC., effective October 7, 2013. He serves as Chief Financial Officer of Misys PLC. At Misys, Mr. Raja was responsible for finance, legal and commercial, facilities and procurement. Prior to joining Misys, he held a number of senior roles at BT Group plc before becoming CFO at Logica plc in 2011. Himanshu is an accomplished CFO, with experience of financial discipline in complex global organisations. He has experience and a track record of streamlining financial reporting systems and processes to improve controls and visibility of business performance, organisational restructuring, delivering scale mergers and acquisitions and building relationships with the investor community. Prior to his current role as CFO at Misys, Himanshu held senior executive positions at Logica and BT Group where he worked for more than 10 years in a number of divisional finance director roles including Chief Financial Officer of BT Global Services, BT Design, BT Operate and BT Wholesale. His early career included finance and systems roles at Worldcom International, UUNET and MFS Limited. Himanshu qualified as a chartered accountant with Arthur Andersen and holds a 2:1 Honours Degree in Law.

Andy Baker

Mr. Andy .J. Baker has been appointed as a Regional President for Africa of G4S PLC with effect from 2012.He has wide ranging experience of managing and building sustainable businesses across Africa, with a strong emphasis on technology and logistics. He joined G4S from Nashua Group, the second largest ICT business in South Africa, where he was Group Chief Executive Offi cer. Prior to this, he spent four years as Group Chief Operating Offi cer of Altech, a JSE listed technology group with revenues of $1.2bn and operations in 15 countries. He holds an MBA from Cranfield University.

Daniel Ryan

Mr. Daniel Ryan is Regional Chief Executive Officer, Asia Middle East of G4S Plc. He joined G4S in August 2010, from global logistics and transportation company Neptune Orient Lines (NOL) where he held a number of senior management positions including regional president for Greater China for NOL’s APL and APLL divisions, regional president for the Middle East for the APL division and regional president for Europe for the group’s APL Logistics division. He was a member of the NOL group executive team. He also held various managing director positions for NOL including Middle East, Hong Kong/South China and Indonesia and was a regional head for the Middle East a during his 20-year career with the group. Dan is a charter member of the Middle East Logistics/Supply Chain Management Forum, Hong Kong Liner Shipping Association and the American Chamber of Commerce – Shanghai.He holds an MBA from the University of Notre Dame in Indiana and a B.S. Finance, from California State University, Sacramento

Eddie Aston

Mr. Eddie Aston joined G4S in July 2013 as Group Chief Operating Offi cer and was appointed Regional CEO of UK & Ireland in October 2013. He joins the Company from DHL where he most recently served as Chief Executive Officer of Global Sectors.Eddie held a number of senior executive roles at Deutsche Post DHL. His previous role was CEO Life Sciences and Public Sector, responsible for strategic and operational leadership of a multi-billion turnover business. He also held a variety of managing director roles at the business.

Soren Lundsberg-Nielsen

Mr. Soren Lundsberg-Nielsen is Group General Counsel of G4S Plc. He began his career as a lawyer in Denmark and since 1984 he has had a wide range of legal experience as general counsel for international groups in Denmark, Belgium and the US before joining Group 4 Falck in 2001 as Group General Counsel. Søren has been involved in a wide range of mergers and acquisitions during his career, including the acquisition of Wackenhut and the Group 4 Falck merger with Securicor. Søren has overall responsibility for all internal and external legal services for G4S as well as the group’s insurance programme. Søren is a member of the Danish Bar and Law Society, a member of the advisory board of the Danish UK Chamber of Commerce and author of the book “Executive Management Contracts”, published in Denmark.

Grahame Gibson

Mr. Grahame Gibson is Regional CEO - Americas, Executive Director of G4S Plc. He Joined Group 4 in 1983, starting as finance director (UK) followed by a number of senior roles, including deputy managing director (UK), vice president (corporate strategy), vice president (finance and administration), vice president operations (central and south eastern Europe and UK) and chief operating officer of Group 4 Falck A/S. In 2004 he became the company’s divisional president for Americas and New Markets and became chief operating officer in 2005.Grahame is a board member of the Ligue Internationale des Sociétés de Surveillance.

Irene Cowden

Ms. Irene Cowden is Group Human Resources Director of G4S Plc. She has spent her career in HR management, specialising in employee relations, organisational development, talent management and compensation issues. She has been involved in change projects including the cultural and integration aspects of mergers and acquisitions, as well as scale organisational change involving workforce restructuring, working in partnership with trade unions. Irene has worked in the security industry for 36 years and has held director level positions at business unit, divisional and corporate level. She was appointed to the board of Securicor plc in 2002 as group HR director. Irene is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (FCIPD).

Graham Levinsohn

Mr. Graham Levinsohn is Group Strategy and Development Director of G4S Plc. He has more than 20 years’ experience in the security industry, having joined Securicor Cash Services in 1994 as general manager – marketing. Since then, Graham has held a number of commercial and line management positions in both the cash and security lines of business. Graham was responsible for the creation of the UK cash centres outsourcing business in 2001 as managing director, before moving on to become divisional managing director for G4S Cash Services UK, and then regional president – Nordics. He became group strategy and development director in 2008 and joined the Executive Committee in 2010.Grahame is a fellow of the Chartered Institute of Marketing and a director of COESS.

Debbie Walker

Ms. Debbie Walker is Group Communications Director of G4S PLC. She is heading the corporate communications team which focuses on the group’s key audiences – investors, media, government, employees and customers. Debbie is also responsible for the group’s CSR and human rights strategies. Debbie has a broad range of experience in marketing, corporate communications, brand development and implementation, and crisis communications. Prior to the merger between Group 4 Falck and Securicor, Debbie was employed in a number of senior marketing and communications roles within the Securicor group from 1993 to 2004. Debbie is also vice chairman of the CBI South East Regional Council (the representative body for all CBI member companies based in the South East of England and the Thames Valley), having previously served as chairman for two years.

Peter David

Adam Crozier

Mr. Adam Crozier has been Non-Executive Member of the Board of Directors of G4S Plc. He started his career with Mars before joining the Daily Telegraph followed by Saatchi and Saatchi, where he became joint chief executive. He then became chief executive of the Football Association and was subsequently appointed chief executive of the Royal Mail Group where he oversaw an programme of modernisation and change to enable the business to compete in the UK and international market places. Since April 2010 he has been chief executive of ITV plc and was a non-executive director of Debenhams plc until 2012.He has a wide-ranging experience of business transformation in a number of public and private sector organisations in the media, logistics and retail sectors and serving FTSE 100 CEO.

Paul Spence

Mr. Paul Spence has been Non-Executive Member of the Board of Directors at G4S Plc. A graduate of the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania with a degree in economics and decision sciences; served a 30-year career with Capgemini and its predecessors. Having started in the US and become managing partner of mid-Atlantic information and technology for Ernst & Young, he went on to gain international experience for 16 years as managing partner of Ernst & Young Consulting Australia, CEO of Capgemini Ernst & Young in Asia and CEO Capgemini Ernst & Young UK. He then spent eight years serving on Capgemini’s executive management committee during which time his roles included deputy group CEO and CEO of Capgemini Global Outsourcing Services.

Tim Weller

Mr. Tim Weller has been appointed Non-Executive Member of the Board of Directors at G4S Plc effective from April 1, 2013. He will also join the Company's Audit and Risk Committees. Accountant by training, he joined KPMG in 1985, gaining experience of the energy sector during the following 12 years and rising to partnership in 1997 before joining Granada plc as Director of Financial Control. Between 2002 and 2010, he gained further experience in the energy and utilities sectors, holding Chief Financial Officer (CFO) positions with Innogy (one of United Kingdom's integrated energy companies), RWE Thames Water (water and wastewater service company) and United Utilities Group PLC, a United Kingdom-based water and wastewater service company. He was CFO of Cable & Wireless Worldwide plc between 2010 and 2011, and is currently CFO of Petrofac Limited, the FTSE100 international oil and gas service provider, and Non-Executive Director of BBC Worldwide and the Carbon Trust.

Mark Elliott

Mr. Mark W. Elliott has been Independent Non-Executive Director of G4S Plc. He is General Manager IBM Global Solutions; Managing Director of IBM Europe, Middle East and Africa; member of the board of IBAX, a hospital software company jointly owned by IBM and Baxter Healthcare; chairman of the Dean’s Advisory council of the Kelly School of Business, Indiana University.He has particular involvement with the group’s businesses in the Americas region.He is also the Non-executive chairman of QinetiQ Group plc.

Clare Spottiswoode

Ms. Clare Mary Joan Spottiswoode, CBE, is Independent Non-Executive Director of G4S Plc. A mathematician and economist by training, worked for the UK Treasury, director general of Ofgas, the UK gas regulator; policyholder advocate for Norwich Union’s with-profits policyholders at Aviva; non-executive director of Tullow Oil plc; and a member of the Independent Commission on Banking and the Future of Banking Commission.She has considerable experience in the public sector, the energy markets and the fi nancial services sector as well as setting up and managing her own businesses and has particular involvement with the group’s businesses in the UK and Africa regions.She is the Chairman of Gas Strategies Group, Energetix Group and Magnox Limited; non-executive director of Ilika plc, Enquest plc, RBC Europe Limited and BW Offshore Limited; and independent director of the Payments Council.

Kin Wah Fok

Ms. Kin Wah Fok has been Independent Non-Executive Director of G4S Plc. An auditor by training, was involved in management positions in finance, audit and corporate advisory work and a wide range of roles in asset management firms investing with a focus in Asia. Senior partner of EQT and CEO of EQT Partners Asia Limited; managing director of CEF New Asia Partners Limited.She has International board and senior management experience with extensive knowledge of Asian markets and strong involvement in Scandinavia.Also she takes a particular interest in the group’s businesses in Asia.

Helen Parris

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