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Graphic Packaging Holding Co (GPK)

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Philip Martens

56 2016 Independent Chairman of the Board

Michael Doss

50 2016 President, Chief Executive Officer, Director

Stephen Scherger

52 2015 Chief Financial Officer, Senior Vice President

Lauren Tashma

50 2014 Senior Vice President, General Counsel, Secretary

Carla Chaney

46 2013 Senior Vice President - Human Resources

Alan Nichols

54 2009 Senior Vice President - Mills Division

Michael Ukropina

50 2014 Senior Vice President-Consumer Packaging Division

Joseph Yost

49 2017 Senior Vice President, President - Americas

Peter Kelly

2017 Director

Andrea Botta

64 2008 Independent Director

David Campbell

67 2012 Independent Director

Paul Carrico

66 2014 Independent Director

Robert Hagemann

60 2014 Independent Director

Larry Venturelli

56 2016 Independent Director

Lynn Wentworth

58 2009 Independent Director

Alex Ovshey

2015 IR Contact Officer

Biographies

Name Description

Philip Martens

Mr. Philip R. Martens is Independent Chairman of the Board of the Company. He was appointed Chairman of the Graphic Packaging Holding Company Board on May 25, 2016. He joined GPHC’s Board on November 21, 2013. Mr. Martens is the former President and Chief Executive Officer of Novelis Inc., a rolled aluminum manufacturing company and he served in this capacity from 2009 to 2015. Prior to his employment with Novelis, Mr. Martens served as Senior Vice President of light vehicle systems for ArvinMeritor Inc., a distributor for engine and transmission parts and President and CEO designate of Arvin Innovation, a leading global provider of dynamic motion and control automotive systems. Prior to that, Mr. Martens served as President and COO of Plastech Engineered Products. From 1987 to 2005, he held various engineering and leadership positions at Ford Motor Company, most recently serving as group Vice President of product creation. Mr. Martens currently serves on the Board of Directors of Trinseo Corporation and is an Advisory Partner for Venetia Partners. In addition, Mr. Martens is a member of the Board of Directors for Make-A-Wish Georgia. The Board concluded that Mr. Martens is qualified to serve as a director of the Company because he has over 25 years of senior management experience, including serving as Chief Executive Officer of two public manufacturing companies, including a company which is significantly larger than GPHC. Mr. Martens also has extensive experience in international operations and business in Europe, South America and Asia where the Company currently has operations.

Michael Doss

Mr. Michael P. Doss is President, Chief Executive Officer, Director of the Company. He is the President and Chief Executive Officer of GPHC. Prior to January 1, 2016, Mr. Doss held the position of President and Chief Operating Officer from May 20, 2015 through December 31, 2015 and Chief Operating Officer from January 1, 2014 until May 19, 2015. Prior to these positions he served as the Executive Vice President, Commercial Operations of Graphic Packaging Holding Company. Prior to this, Mr. Doss held the position of Senior Vice President, Consumer Packaging Division. Prior to March 2008, he had served as Senior Vice President, Consumer Products Packaging of GPC since September 2006. From July 2000 until September 2006, he was the Vice President of Operations, Universal Packaging Division. Mr. Doss was Director of Web Systems for the Universal Packaging Division prior to his promotion to Vice President of Operations. Since joining Graphic Packaging International Corporation in 1990, Mr. Doss has held positions of increasing management responsibility, including Plant Manager at the Gordonsville, TN and Wausau, WI plants. The Board concluded that Mr. Doss is qualified to serve as a director of the Company because of his detailed knowledge of the Company and its business, having served in various senior management and operational roles with the Company or its predecessors since 1990. Mr. Doss also has financial management training, as he received a Masters of Business Administration in Finance from Western Michigan University and has had supervisory responsibility for the Chief Financial Officer (“CFO”) since becoming the President and Chief Executive Officer of GPHC in January 2016.

Stephen Scherger

Mr. Stephen R. Scherger is the Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of the Company. From October 1, 2014 through December 31, 2014, Mr. Scherger was the Senior Vice President - Finance. From April 2012 through September 2014, Mr. Scherger served as Senior Vice President, Consumer Packaging Division. Mr. Scherger joined Graphic Packaging Holding Company in April of 2012 from MeadWestvaco Corporation, where he served as President, Beverage and Consumer Electronics. Mr. Scherger was with MeadWestvaco Corporation from 1986 to 2012 and held positions including Vice President, Corporate Strategy; Vice President and General Manager, Beverage Packaging; Vice President and CFO, Papers Group, Vice President Asia Pacific and Latin America, Beverage Packaging, CFO Beverage Packaging and other executive-level positions.

Lauren Tashma

Ms. Lauren S. Tashma is the Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary of the Company. Previously, Ms. Tashma is the Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary of Graphic Packaging Holding Company, serving in this position since February, 2014. Previously, Ms. Tashma served as Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary of Fortune Brands Home & Security, Inc., where she led the legal, compliance and EHS functions. Prior to that, Ms. Tashma had various roles with Fortune Brands, Inc., including Vice President and Associate General Counsel.

Carla Chaney

Ms. Carla J. Chaney was the Senior Vice President - Human Resources of the Company. Ms. Chaney is the Senior Vice President, Human Resources of Graphic Packaging Holding Company, a position she has held since July 15, 2013. Ms. Chaney joined Graphic Packaging Holding Company from Exide Technologies. Ms. Chaney was with Exide Technologies from February 2012 to July 2013 and served most recently as Executive Vice President, Human Resources and Communications. Prior to Exide Technologies, Ms. Chaney held a variety of leadership roles with Newell Rubbermaid, Inc. from 2004 to 2011, including Group Vice President, Human Resources for the Home & Family business segment, Regional Vice President, Human Resources, EMEA; Corporate Vice President, Global Organization and People Development; and Vice President, Human Resources, Culinary Lifestyles Business. Ms. Chaney also worked for Georgia-Pacific from 1992 to 2004.

Alan Nichols

Mr. Alan R. Nichols is the Senior Vice President - Mills Division of the Company. He served as Vice President, Mills from August 2008 until March 2009. From March 2008 until August 2008, Mr. Nichols was Vice President, CRB Mills. Prior to the Altivity Transaction, Mr. Nichols served as Vice President, CRB Mills for Altivity Packaging, LLC from February 2007 until March 2008 and was the Division Manufacturing Manager, Mills for Altivity Packaging and the Consumer Products Division of Smurfit-Stone Container Corporation from August 2005 to February 2007. From February 2001 until August 2005, Mr. Nichols was the General Manager of the Wabash Mill for Smurfit-Stone.

Michael Ukropina

Mr. Michael S. Ukropina is the Senior Vice President, Consumer Packaging Division of the Company. Beginning in August 2014, Mr. Ukropina served as the Senior Vice President, Strategy. Mr. Ukropina joined the Company in August of 2014 from ASG Worldwide, a specialty consumer packaging company, where he led ASG as President and CEO from 2012 to 2014. Prior to that, Mr. Ukropina was an officer with International Paper and his work there from 1993 to 2011 included positions such as Vice President and General Manager, Shorewood Packaging; Vice President of Operations for xpedx; and Director of Finance & Planning for Industrial Packaging. During that time, Mr. Ukropina led packaging growth strategies across multiple businesses in Latin America, Europe and Asia.

Joseph Yost

Mr. Joseph P. Yost is Senior Vice President, President - Americas of the Company. Prior to January 5, 2017, Mr. Yost served as Senior Vice President, Global Beverage and Europe from September 1, 2015 to January 4, 2017, Senior Vice President, Europe from March 1, 2014 to August 31, 2015 and Senior Vice President, European Chief Integration Officer/Chief Financial Officer from February 2013 until February, 2014. From 2009 until February 2013, Mr. Yost was the Senior Vice President, Supply Chain of Graphic Packaging Holding Company. From 2006 to 2009, he served as Vice President, Operations Support, Consumer Packaging for Graphic Packaging International, Inc. Mr. Yost has also served in the following positions: Director, Finance and Centralized Services from 2003 to 2006 with Graphic Packaging International, Inc. and from 2000 to 2003 with Graphic Packaging Corporation; Manager, Operations Planning and Analysis, Consumer Products Division from 1999 to 2000 with Graphic Packaging Corporation; and other management positions from 1997 to 1999 with Fort James Corporation.

Peter Kelly

Andrea Botta

Mr. G. Andrea Botta is an Independent Director of the Company. He was appointed to GPHC’s Board of Directors on March 10, 2008. Prior to that time, he had served as a member of GPC’s Board since 1996. Mr. Botta has served as the President of Glenco LLC, a private investment company, since February 2006. From 1999 to February 2006, Mr. Botta served as a managing director of Morgan Stanley. Before joining Morgan Stanley, he was President of EXOR America, Inc. (formerly IFINT-USA, Inc.) from 1993 until September 1999 and for more than five years prior thereto, Vice President of Acquisitions of IFINT-USA, Inc. Mr. Botta serves as the Chairman of the Board of Cheniere Energy, Inc. The Board concluded that Mr. Botta is qualified to serve as a director of the Company because of his investment banking and private investment experience, as well as his knowledge of the Company and its business, having served as a director of the Company or its predecessors since 1996.

David Campbell

Mr. David D. Campbell is an Independent Director of the Company. Mr. Campbell joined GPHC’s Board on February 17, 2012. Mr. Campbell is the retired Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of ACCO Brands Corporation, a manufacturer of office and computer accessories, a position he held from 2005 through 2008. Prior to 2005 when ACCO Brands Corporation was spun off from Fortune Brands, Inc., Mr. Campbell served in senior management positions in several other divisions of Fortune Brands, Inc., including serving as the President and Chief Executive Officer, Office Products Group, ACCO World, Inc. from 2000 through 2005; the President and Chief Executive Officer, Hardware Group, Master Lock Corporation from 1997 to 2000; the Senior Vice President, North America, Office Products Group from 1993 through 1997; and the President, ACCO Canada from 1989 through 1993. Mr. Campbell currently serves on the Board of Directors of Little Rapids Corporation. The Board concluded that Mr. Campbell is qualified to serve as a director of the Company because he has over 20 years of executive management experience, including management and operational experience at several manufacturing companies. He also has significant transactional experience, including mergers, acquisitions and dispositions of businesses.

Paul Carrico

Mr. Paul D. Carrico is an Independent Director of the Company. Mr. Carrico joined GPHC’s Board on September 18, 2014. In 2015, Mr. Carrico retired as President and Chief Executive Officer of Axiall Corporation (“Axiall”), a manufacturer and international marketer of chemicals and vinyl-based building products. Mr. Carrico joined a predecessor company of Axiall, Georgia Gulf Corporation, in 1999, and held a variety of positions before being named President and Chief Executive Officer of Georgia Gulf Corporation in 2008. Prior to joining Georgia Gulf Corporation, Mr. Carrico was employed by Condea Vista, Conoco Chemicals Company and American Air Filters in various management, manufacturing and engineering positions, respectively. Mr. Carrico holds a Masters of Engineering, specialized in chemical engineering from the University of Louisville and a Masters in the Science of Management from Massachusetts Institute of Technology. The Board concluded that Mr. Carrico is qualified to serve as a director of the Company because of his experience as a director and the Chief Executive Officer of a global manufacturing company similar in size to GPHC. In addition, he has significant financial restructuring and international marketing experience.

Robert Hagemann

Mr. Robert A. Hagemann is an Independent Director of the Company. Mr. Hagemann joined GPHC’s Board on May 21, 2014. Mr. Hagemann, who is currently retired, was most recently Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Quest Diagnostics Incorporated (“Quest”) from May 2003 to July 2013. Prior to that, Mr. Hagemann served as Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Quest from August 1998. Mr. Hagemann joined a predecessor company, Corning Life Sciences, Inc., a subsidiary of Quest’s former parent, Corning Incorporated, in 1992, and held a variety of senior financial positions before being named Vice President and Corporate Controller of Quest in 1996. Prior to joining Corning, Mr. Hagemann was employed by Prime Hospitality, Inc. and Crompton & Knowles, Inc. in senior financial positions. He was also previously employed by Arthur Young & Co., a predecessor company to Ernst & Young. Mr. Hagemann holds a B.S. in accounting from Rider University and an MBA in finance from Seton Hall University. Mr. Hagemann serves on the Board of Directors of Zimmer Biomet Holdings, Inc. and Ryder System, Inc. The Board concluded that Mr. Hagemann is qualified to serve as a director of the Company because of his fifteen years of experience as the Chief Financial Officer of Quest, as well as his experience as a board member of both Zimmer Biomet Holdings, Inc. and Ryder System, Inc. Mr. Hagemann serves as Chairman of the Audit Committee and a member of the Research, Innovation and Technology Committee for Zimmer Biomet Holdings, Inc. In addition, Mr. Hagemann serves as Chairman of the Audit Committee and is a member of the Finance Committee for Ryder System, Inc. Mr. Hagemann also has extensive acquisition experience, having completed and integrated numerous acquisitions over the course of his career.

Larry Venturelli

Mr. Larry M. Venturelli is an Independent Director of the Company. He joined Graphic Packaging Holding Company’s Board on May 25, 2016. Mr. Venturelli is the former Executive Vice President and CFO of Whirlpool Corporation, the world’s leading global manufacturer of home appliances and he served in this capacity from January 2012 to August 2016, retiring from the company in February 2017. He joined Whirlpool as Assistant Corporate Controller in 2002. He held a number of positions of increasing leadership accountability in the Investor Relations and Global Finance organizations, serving as Senior Vice President, Corporate Controller, Chief Accounting Officer and CFO for Whirlpool International. Prior to joining Whirlpool, Mr. Venturelli held various financial positions at Royal Caribbean Cruises, Campbell Soup Company and Quaker Oats. Mr. Venturelli earned a master’s degree in management from Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Business and a bachelor’s degree in accounting from DePaul University. The Board concluded that Mr. Venturelli is qualified to serve as a director of the Company because he has over 30 years of corporate finance experience, including five years of experience as the Chief Financial Officer and four years of experience as the Corporate Controller of Whirlpool Corporation, a U.S. manufacturing company with revenues exceeding $20 billion. In addition, Mr. Venturelli has 16 years of experience working for U.S. food products companies and has served as the head of investor relations.

Lynn Wentworth

Ms. Lynn A. Wentworth is an Independent Director of the Company. She joined GPHC’s Board on November 18, 2009. Ms. Wentworth is the former Senior Vice President, Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer of BlueLinx Holdings Inc., a building products distributor, where she served from January 2007 until February 2008. Prior to joining BlueLinx, she was, most recently, Vice President and Chief Financial Officer for BellSouth Corporation’s Communications Group and held various other positions there from 1985 until 2007. She is a certified public accountant. She is on the board of Cincinnati Bell, Inc. where she chairs the Audit and Finance Committee and is a member of the Executive and Compensation Committees. Ms. Wentworth was also appointed to the board of CryusOne, Inc. in May 2014 where she serves on the Audit and Finance Committee and the Compensation Committee. The Board concluded that Ms. Wentworth is qualified to serve as a director of the Company because she has over 30 years of public accounting and corporate finance experience, including her service as the Chief Financial Officer of BlueLinx Holdings, Inc., a public company, and the Communications Group of BellSouth Corporation.

Alex Ovshey

Basic Compensation

Name Fiscal Year Total

Philip Martens

266,192

Michael Doss

5,390,340

Stephen Scherger

2,070,440

Lauren Tashma

--

Carla Chaney

--

Alan Nichols

1,604,180

Michael Ukropina

2,012,640

Joseph Yost

1,830,970

Peter Kelly

--

Andrea Botta

190,000

David Campbell

175,000

Paul Carrico

175,000

Robert Hagemann

175,000

Larry Venturelli

145,103

Lynn Wentworth

195,000

Alex Ovshey

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As Of  30 Dec 2016