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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Kendall Powell

62 2008 Chairman of the Board, Chief Executive Officer

Jeffrey Harmening

49 2016 President, Chief Operating Officer

Donal Mulligan

55 2007 Chief Financial Officer, Executive Vice President

John Church

50 2013 Executive Vice President - Supply Chain

Peter Erickson

55 2013 Executive Vice President - Innovation, Technology and Quality

Christopher O'Leary

56 2006 Executive Vice President, Chief Operating Officer - International

Richard Allendorf

55 2015 Senior Vice President, General Counsel, Secretary

Kimberly Nelson

53 2012 Senior Vice President - External Relations, President - General Mills Foundation

Jonathon Nudi

2016 Senior Vice President, President - U.S. Retail

Shawn O'Grady

52 2012 Senior Vice President, President - Sales and Channel Development

Jacqueline Williams-Roll

47 2010 Senior Vice President - Human Resources

Jerald Young

59 2011 Vice President, Controller

Michael Rose

74 2015 Lead Independent Director

Jeff Siemon

2016 Director

Bradbury Anderson

67 2007 Independent Director

R. Kerry Clark

64 2015 Independent Lead Director

David Cordani

50 2014 Independent Director

Paul Danos

73 2004 Independent Director

Roger Ferguson

64 2015 Independent Director

Henrietta Fore

67 2014 Independent Director

Maria Henry

50 2016 Independent Director

Heidi Miller

63 1999 Independent Director

Stephen Odland

57 2004 Independent Director

Robert Ryan

73 2005 Independent Director

Eric Sprunk

52 2015 Independent Director

Dorothy Terrell

71 1994 Independent Director

Jorge Uribe

59 2016 Independent Director

Biographies

Name Description

Kendall Powell

Mr. Kendall J. Powell serves as Chairman of the Board, Chief Executive Officer of General Mills, Inc. Mr. Powell joined General Mills in 1979 and served in a variety of positions before becoming a Vice President in 1990. He became President of the Yoplait division in 1996, President of the Big G cereal division in 1997, and Senior Vice President of General Mills in 1998. From 1999 to 2004, he served as Chief Executive Officer of Cereal Partners Worldwide (CPW), our joint venture with Nestlé. He returned from CPW in 2004 and was appointed Executive Vice President. Mr. Powell was appointed President and Chief Operating Officer of General Mills with overall global operating responsibility for the company in 2006, Chief Executive Officer in 2007 and Chairman of the Board in 2008. Mr. Powell’s career-long dedication to the company; wide-ranging familiarity with the business; experience with the strategies that drive growth, both in the U.S. and internationally; and his collaborative working style have positioned him well to serve as our Chairman and Chief Executive Officer. Prior to his current role, Mr. Powell served in a number of key marketing and operational roles in the company’s U.S. Retail divisions.

Jeffrey Harmening

Mr. Jeffrey L. Harmening has been appointed as President, Chief Operating Officer of General Mills, Inc., Mr. Harmening has served as the Company’s Executive Vice President, Chief Operating Officer, U.S. Retail since May 2014. Mr. Harmening joined General Mills in 1994 and served in various marketing roles in the Betty Crocker, Yoplait, and Big G cereal divisions. He was promoted to Marketing Director in 2000 and held leadership roles in Big G New Enterprises and Foodservice New Business. He was named Vice President, Marketing for Cereal Partners Worldwide ("CPW") in 2003 and a Vice President of the Big G cereal division in 2007. In 2011, he was promoted to Senior Vice President for the Big G cereal division. Mr. Harmening was appointed Senior Vice President, Chief Executive Officer of CPW in July 2012. Harmening holds a bachelor's degree from DePauw University and an MBA from Harvard University. He serves as a trustee for DePauw University and is on the board of Partners in Food Solutions, a global non-profit organization that brings together business and technical expertise from global food companies to help fight hunger in Africa. Harmening also serves on the board of CPW.

Donal Mulligan

Mr. Donal Leo Mulligan serves as Chief Financial Officer, Executive Vice President of General Mills, Inc. Mr. Mulligan joined General Mills in 2001 from The Pillsbury Company. He served as Vice President, Financial Operations for our International division until 2004, when he was named Vice President, Financial Operations for Operations and Technology. Mr. Mulligan was appointed Treasurer of General Mills in 2006, Senior Vice President, Financial Operations in 2007, and was elected to his present position in 2007. From 1987 to 1998, he held several international positions at PepsiCo, Inc. and YUM! Brands, Inc. Mr. Mulligan is a director of Tennant Company.

John Church

Mr. John R. Church serves as Executive Vice President - Supply Chain of General Mills, Inc. Mr. Church joined General Mills in 1988 as a Product Developer in the Big G cereals division and held various positions before becoming Vice President, Engineering in 2003. In 2005, his role was expanded to include development of the Company’s strategy for the global sourcing of raw materials and manufacturing capabilities. He was named Vice President, Supply Chain Operations in 2007, Senior Vice President, Supply Chain in 2008, and to his present position in July 2013.

Peter Erickson

Mr. Peter C. Erickson serves as Executive Vice President - Innovation, Technology and Quality of General Mills, Inc. Mr. Erickson joined General Mills in 1994 as part of the Colombo yogurt acquisition. He has held various positions in Research & Development and became Vice President, Innovation, Technology and Quality in 2003 and Senior Vice President, Innovation, Technology and Quality in 2006. He was named to his present position in July 2013.

Christopher O'Leary

Mr. Christopher D. O'Leary serves as Executive Vice President, Chief Operating Officer - International of General Mills, Inc. Mr. O’Leary joined General Mills in 1997 as Vice President, Corporate Growth. He was elected a Senior Vice President in 1999 and President of the Meals division in 2001. Mr. O’Leary was named to his present position in 2006. Prior to joining General Mills, he spent 17 years at PepsiCo, Inc., last serving as President and Chief Executive Officer of the Hostess Frito-Lay business in Canada. Mr. O’Leary is a director of Telephone and Data Systems, Inc. and Newell Rubbermaid, Inc.

Richard Allendorf

Mr. Richard C. Allendorf serves as Senior Vice President, General Counsel, and Secretary of General Mills, Inc. Mr. Allendorf is Senior Vice President, General Counsel, and Secretary. Mr. Allendorf joined General Mills in 2001 from The Pillsbury Company. He was promoted to Vice President, Deputy General Counsel in 2010, first overseeing the legal affairs of the U.S. Retail segment and Consumer Food Sales and then, in August 2012, overseeing the legal affairs of the International segment and Global Ethics and Compliance. He was named to his present position in February 2015. Prior to joining General Mills, he practiced law with the Shearman and Sterling and Mackall, Crounse and Moore law firms. He was in finance with General Electric prior to his legal career.al affairs of the U.S. Retail segment and Consumer Food Sales and then, in August 2012, overseeing the legal affairs of the International segment and Global Ethics and Compliance. He was named to his present position in February 2015. Prior to joining General Mills, he practiced law with the Shearman and Sterling and Mackall, Crounse and Moore law firms. He was in finance with General Electric prior to his legal career.

Kimberly Nelson

Ms. Kimberly A. Nelson serves as Senior Vice President - External Relations, President - General Mills Foundation of General Mills, Inc. Ms. Nelson joined General Mills in 1988 and has held marketing leadership roles in the Big G cereal, Snacks, and Meals divisions. She was elected Vice President, President, Snacks in 2004, Senior Vice President, President, Snacks in 2008, and Senior Vice President, External Relations in September 2010. She was named President of the General Mills Foundation in May 2011.

Jonathon Nudi

Mr. Jonathon Nudi has been appointed as Senior Vice President, President - U.S. Retail of the Company. Nudi joined General Mills in 1993 and has held a number of roles within the company including serving as the President of the U.S. Snacks division. Under Nudi's leadership the division experienced both sales and profit growth. Most recently, Nudi has served as head of the company's Europe-Australasia region where he has delivered outstanding performance including profit growth and top line sales growth. Nudi holds an MBA from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University and a bachelor's degree from Penn State University.

Shawn O'Grady

Mr. Shawn P. O'Grady serves as Senior Vice President, President - Sales and Channel Development of General Mills, Inc. Mr. Mr. O’Grady joined General Mills in 1990 and held several marketing roles in the Snacks, Meals and Big G cereal divisions. He was promoted to Vice President in 1998 and held marketing positions in the Betty Crocker and Pillsbury USA divisions. In 2004, he moved into Consumer Foods Sales, becoming Vice President, President, U.S. Retail Sales in 2007, and Senior Vice President, President, Consumer Foods Sales Division in 2010. He was promoted to his current position in June 2012.

Jacqueline Williams-Roll

Ms. Jacqueline Williams-Roll serves as Senior Vice President - Human Resources of General Mills, Inc.  Ms. Williams-Roll joined General Mills in 1995. She held human resources leadership roles in Supply Chain, Finance, Marketing and Organization Effectiveness, and she also worked a large part of her career on businesses outside of the United States. She was named Vice President, Human Resources, International in 2010, and then promoted to Senior Vice President, Human Resources Operations in September 2013. She was named to her present position in September 2014. Prior to joining General Mills, she held sales and management roles with Jenny Craig International.

Jerald Young

Mr. Jerald A. Young serves as Vice President, Controller of General Mills, Inc. Mr. Young joined General Mills in 1992 and held several finance roles within the Pillsbury division before he was appointed Vice President of Finance for the Convenience Stores and Foodservice Division in 2000. Mr. Young was subsequently appointed Vice President Internal Audit in 2005 and Vice President, Supply Chain in 2008. He was named to his present position in August 2011.

Michael Rose

Mr. Michael D. Rose will no longer be an Lead Independent Director of General Mills, Inc. He has served as Independent Director of General Mills Inc. Michael D. Rose served as Chairman of the Board of First Horizon National Corporation, a banking and financial services company, and its subsidiary, First Tennessee Bank National Association, from 2007 until his retirement in 2012. Since 1998, Mr. Rose has been a private investor and Chairman of Midaro Investments, Inc., a privately held investment firm. As our independent lead director, Mr. Rose draws on his leadership, strategic planning and governance expertise to foster active discussion and collaboration among the non-employee directors on the board and to serve as an effective liaison with management. Mr. Rose has served as chairman for a number of public companies, most recently at First Horizon and Gaylord Entertainment, a leading hospitality and entertainment company. His knowledge of retail and consumer issues, accumulated over years of leadership roles in consumer service and hospitality companies, has enriched board discussions on marketing and brand-building strategies.

Jeff Siemon

Bradbury Anderson

Mr. Bradbury H. Anderson is an Independent Director of General Mills, Inc. Mr. Anderson Chief Executive Officer and Vice Chairman of Best Buy Co., Inc., an electronics retailer, from 2002 until his retirement as Chief Executive Officer in 2009, and as Vice Chairman in 2010. Mr. Anderson joined Best Buy in 1973. Prior to becoming Chief Executive Officer, he served as Executive Vice President from 1986 to 1991 and President and Chief Operating Officer from 1991 to 2002. Mr. Anderson brings to the board over 30 years of valuable retail expertise, unique consumer insights and brand-building experience. During his tenure at Best Buy, Mr. Anderson helped to build the company from a local electronics retailer into a Fortune 100 company with a very strong branded identity. He also adds strong leadership capabilities, strategic planning experience and operating expertise. Mr. Anderson serves as the chair of our compensation committee.

R. Kerry Clark

Mr. R. Kerry Clark is an Independent Lead Director of General Mills, Inc., R. Kerry Clark served as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Cardinal Health, Inc., a provider of health care products and services, until his retirement in 2009. Mr. Clark joined Cardinal Health in 2006 as President and Chief Executive Officer and became Chairman in 2007. Prior to that, Mr. Clark had been with The Procter & Gamble Company, a consumer products company, since 1974. There, he held various positions including President of P&G Asia; President, Global Market Development and Business Operations; and from 2004 to 2006, Vice Chairman of the Board. Mr. Clark brings to the board business leadership, corporate strategy and operating expertise, and a strong background in consumer packaged goods. In particular, he has extensive experience in launching new products, brand-building, innovation, marketing, and partnering with customers across sales channels. Mr. Clark also lends a global business perspective, developed through his leadership of global business operations at Procter & Gamble.

David Cordani

Mr. David M. Cordani is an Independent Director of General Mills, Inc. Mr. David M. Cordani is President and Chief Executive Officer of Cigna Corporation, a global health insurance and health services company. Mr. Cordani joined Cigna in 1991 and has held a variety of finance and operating positions, including Chief Financial Officer for Cigna HealthCare and President and Chief Operating Officer for Cigna Corporation. He was named Chief Executive Officer of Cigna Corporation in 2009. Prior to joining Cigna, he held several senior staff positions at Coopers & Lybrand, an accounting firm. Based on his tenure as Chief Executive Officer of Cigna Corporation, Mr. Cordani is attuned to the challenges of operating and growing a consumer-facing, S&P 500 company, and he brings current insights on business leadership, strategic planning and corporate governance. His career-long experience in the health services industry enables him to contribute insights on health and wellness trends and their impact on businesses. Mr. Cordani’s background as a former certified public accountant and chief financial officer provides significant risk management and financial expertise to the audit committee. He is one of our audit committee financial experts.

Paul Danos

Dr. Paul Danos, Ph.D., will no longer be an Independent Director of General Mills, Inc. Paul Danos is Dean Emeritus and Laurence F. Whittemore Professor of Business Administration at Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth College, where he has taught since 1995. Prior to that, Mr. Danos held academic positions at the University of Michigan from 1974 to 1995, the University of Texas from 1971 to 1974 and the University of New Orleans from 1970 to 1971. Mr. Danos brings to the board significant financial and accounting expertise and a thoughtful approach to analyzing business models from this perspective. Using his skills as a scholar and educator, Mr. Danos contributes to the board’s understanding of accounting principles based on several decades of research and scholarship, most recently as a Dean at Dartmouth College and before that as the Arthur Andersen Professor of Accounting at the University of Michigan.

Roger Ferguson

Dr. Roger W. Ferguson Jr., is an Independent Director of General Mills, Inc.. Mr. Ferguson has served as Chief Executive Officer of TIAA-CREF, a financial services firm, since 2008. Prior to joining TIAA-CREF, Ferguson served as Chairman of Swiss Re America Holding Corporation, Vice Chairman of the Board of Governors of the U.S. Federal Reserve System, and partner at McKinsey & Company. Mr. Ferguson serves on the board of International Flavors & Fragrances, Inc. and on the advisory board of Brevan Howard Asset Management LLP. As the Chief Executive Officer of TIAA, a major financial services company and institutional investor, Mr. Ferguson provides invaluable insights and perspective into how investors view matters of company strategy, performance and governance. Mr. Ferguson also brings significant financial and capital markets expertise to the board and finance committee.

Henrietta Fore

Ms. Henrietta H. Fore is an Independent Director of the General Mills, Inc. Ms. Fore has been the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Holsman International, a manufacturing, consulting and investment company operating in the U.S. and international markets, since 2009. Ms. Fore also has held leadership positions in a number of U.S. government agencies, including Administrator of the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and Director of U.S. Foreign Assistance at the Department of State from 2007 to 2009, the Under Secretary of State for Management from 2005 to 2007, and the 37th Director of the U.S. Mint from 2001 to 2005. She was President of Stockton Products, a manufacturer and distributor of steel and wire products, from 1986 to 1989, and again from 1993 to 2001, and she currently serves as Chairman. Ms. Fore also serves as Global Co-Chair of the Asia Society and of WomenCorporateDirectors. Ms. Fore contributes a valuable perspective on public policy and public-private collaboration, based on her tenure at USAID, where she oversaw partnerships and alliances with over 3,500 companies and 200 U.S.-based private volunteer organizations, and at the Department of State, where she was the Secretary’s principal advisor on both foreign assistance and management issues. These experiences, along with her service at the Asia Society, inform her global perspective on markets around the world. As an active chairman and chief executive officer who manages domestic and international operations, Ms. Fore offers current insights on leadership, strategic planning and governance.

Maria Henry

Ms. Maria G. Henry has been appointed as Independent Director of General Mills, Inc. Ms. Henry has been Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Kimberly-Clark Corporation since April 2015. Prior to that, she was Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Hillshire Brands, formerly known as Sara Lee Corporation, from 2012 to 2014. Ms. Henry was the Chief Financial Officer of Sara Lee’s North American Retail and Foodservice business from 2011 to 2012. Prior to Sara Lee, she held various senior leadership positions in finance and strategy in three portfolio companies of Clayton, Dubilier, and Rice, most recently as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Culligan International from 2005 to 2011. Ms. Henry also held senior finance roles in several technology companies, and she began her career at General Electric. Ms. Henry brings significant accounting, auditing and financial reporting expertise to the board and audit committee. She is one of our audit committee financial experts.

Heidi Miller

Dr. Heidi G. Miller, Ph.D., is an Independent Director of General Mills, Inc. Heidi G. Miller served as President of JPMorgan International, a division of global financial services firm JPMorgan Chase & Co., from 2010 until her retirement in 2012. She served as Executive Vice President, ceo, Treasury & Security Services, of JPMorgan Chase from 2004 to 2010. From 2002 to 2004, Ms. Miller served as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Bank One Corporation. Previously, she had been Chief Financial Officer of Citigroup Inc. Ms. Miller’s financial expertise, risk management skills and international business background are valuable assets to the board, the audit committee and the finance committee. In particular, Ms. Miller possesses extensive experience in banking and finance in emerging markets. After earning a doctorate in Latin American History at Yale University, Ms. Miller spent 13 years with the Latin America Division of Chemical Bank, serving most recently as managing director and head of the emerging markets structured finance group. As head of Treasury & Security Services at JPMorgan Chase, she led the successful launch of a variety of new products and the group’s global expansion, particularly in Asia. As President of JPMorgan International, she focused on growth in emerging markets and expanding the bank’s global corporate bank. She is one of our audit committee financial experts and serves as the chair of our audit committee.

Stephen Odland

Mr. Stephen A. Odland is an Independent Director of General Mills, Inc. Mr. Odland has been President and Chief Executive Officer of the Committee for Economic Development, a non-profit, public policy organization, since 2013. From 2011 to 2012, he was an Adjunct Professor in the graduate school of business at Lynn University and at Florida Atlantic University. Mr. Odland served as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Office Depot, Inc., an office merchandise retailer, from 2005 until 2010. From 2001 to 2005, he was Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of AutoZone, Inc., an auto parts retailer. Prior to that, he served as an executive with Ahold U.S.A., an international food retailer, from 1998 to 2000, and as President of the Foodservice Division of Sara Lee Bakery from 1997 to 1998. He was employed by The Quaker Oats Company from 1981 to 1996. Based on his tenure as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer at Office Depot and AutoZone, Mr. Odland brings business leadership and strategic planning skills, retail expertise and an operating background to the board. He provides valuable insights into consumer products marketing, brand-building, Internet marketing and sales, food service and international management from his executive roles in the food industry at Ahold, Quaker Oats and Sara Lee. Mr. Odland also lends expertise on corporate financial planning and corporate governance.

Robert Ryan

Mr. Robert L. Ryan is an Independent Director of General Mills, Inc. Mr. Ryan served as Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Medtronic, Inc., a medical technology company, from 1993 until his retirement in 2005. Mr. Ryan was Vice President, Finance, and Chief Financial Officer of Union Texas Petroleum Corp. from 1984 to 1993, Controller from 1983 to 1984 and Treasurer from 1982 to 1983. Prior to 1982, Mr. Ryan was Vice President at Citibank and was a management consultant for McKinsey & Company. As former Chief Financial Officer at Medtronic and Union Texas Petroleum, Mr. Ryan brings significant audit, financial reporting, corporate finance and risk management experience to the board, including experience overseeing the controller, global audit, tax and treasury functions at these public companies. He has a well-developed understanding of the board’s role and responsibilities based on his service on other public company boards. He is one of our audit committee financial experts, and he serves as the chair of our finance committee.

Eric Sprunk

Mr. Eric D. Sprunk is an Independent Director of General Mills, Inc.. Mr. Sprunk is the Chief Operating Officer of NIKE, Inc. (NYSE: NKE), a global athletic footwear and apparel company. Sprunk joined NIKE in 1993 and has held a variety of management positions, including Regional General Manager of Nike Europe Footwear, Vice President and General Manager of the Americas, Vice President of Global Footwear, and Vice President of Merchandising and Product. He was named Chief Operating Officer of NIKE in 2013. Prior to joining NIKE, Sprunk held several positions at Price Waterhouse, an accounting firm. As the current Chief Operating Officer and former Vice President of Merchandising and Product at a global, brand-based consumer products company, Mr. Sprunk brings relevant marketing experience to the board, as well as operating experience in key functions including manufacturing, sourcing, IT, sales, and procurement. Mr. Sprunk is a certified public accountant who has worked in senior financial roles at NIKE and Price-Waterhouse, which provides valuable financial and accounting expertise. Mr. Sprunk is one of the audit committee’s financial experts.

Dorothy Terrell

Ms. Dorothy A. Terrell is an Independent Director of General Mills, Inc. Ms. Terrell is the Managing Partner of FirstCap Advisors, a venture capital and advisory services firm that she founded in 2010. She was a limited partner of First Light Capital, a venture capital firm, from 2003 until 2010. Ms. Terrell served as President and Chief Executive Officer of the Initiative for a Competitive Inner City, a non-profit organization focused on inner city business development, from 2005 until 2007, and as Senior Vice President, Worldwide Sales, and President, Platform & Services Group, of NMS Communications, a producer of hardware and software component products for telecommunications applications, from 1998 until 2002. She served in various executive management capacities at Sun Microsystems, Inc. from 1991 to 1997 and Digital Equipment Corporation from 1976 to 1991. During her leadership roles at FirstCap Advisors, First Light and at three premier technology companies, Ms. Terrell helped businesses reach profitability, and she brings a breadth of experience in e-commerce, international marketing, plant management, manufacturing and enterprise risk assessment to the board’s strategic discussions. Ms. Terrell’s commitment to inner city business development and healthcare causes has positioned her to be an informed and effective member of our public responsibility committee.

Jorge Uribe

Mr. Jorge A. Uribe is Independent Director of General Mills, Inc.. Mr. Uribe retired in 2015 from his role as Global Productivity and Organization Transformation Officer at Procter & Gamble, where he was responsible for the company’s major productivity initiatives and broad-based structural and cultural re-design. A native of Colombia, Uribe previously served as the Group President of Latin America at Procter & Gamble, managing businesses in more than 20 Latin American and Caribbean countries with over 18,000 employees. As Group President, Uribe oversaw a tripling of net sales from $2.8 billion in 2004 to more than $8 billion in 2012. Earlier in his career, Uribe served as Vice President for Venezuela and the Andean Region, managing the firm’s business in Venezuela, Colombia, Peru, Ecuador, and Bolivia. He previously held management positions in a number of countries around the world, including Switzerland, Malaysia, and Saudi Arabia. Uribe also serves on the board of Ingredion Incorporated, United Way Worldwide, and Colombian companies Grupo Argos S.A. and Carvajal S.A..