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Hain Celestial Group Inc (HAIN.O)

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Irwin Simon

57 2000 Chairman of the Board, President, Chief Executive Officer, Founder

Pasquale Conte

52 2015 Chief Financial Officer, Executive Vice President

Denise Faltischek

42 2015 Executive Vice President, Chief Compliance Officer, General Counsel, Corporate Secretary

John Carroll

55 2015 Executive Vice President and Chief Officer - Hain Celestial North America

Michael McGuinness

39 2016 Senior Vice President - Finance, Chief Accounting Officer

Richard Berke

70 2007 Independent Director

Andrew Heyer

58 2012 Independent Director

Raymond Kelly

74 2015 Independent Director

Roger Meltzer

64 2012 Independent Director

Scott O'Neil

45 2012 Independent Director

Adrianne Shapira

45 2014 Independent Director

Lawrence Zilavy

64 2002 Independent Director

Biographies

Name Description

Irwin Simon

Mr. Irwin David Simon is Chairman of the Board, President, Chief Executive Officer, Founder of The Hain Celestial Group, Inc. Irwin D. Simon is the founder of The Hain Celestial Group, Inc. and has been our President and Chief Executive Officer (“CEO”) and a director since our inception. Mr. Simon was appointed Chairman of the Board of Directors in April 2000. Previously, Mr. Simon was employed in various marketing capacities at Slim-Fast Foods Company (a dietary food and beverage company) and The Haagen-Dazs Company (a frozen dessert company), then a division of Grand Metropolitan, plc (a portfolio of luxury brands and companies). Mr. Simon currently serves as a director of Jarden Corporation (a consumer products company) and MDC Partners Inc. (a provider of marketing, activation and communications solutions and services). During the last five years, Mr. Simon also served as an independent non-executive director of Yeo Hiap Seng Limited (a food and beverage company based in Singapore). Mr. Simon also participates in several industry and charitable organizations including The New York State Council on Food Policy and The Bowery Mission. Mr. Simon is the past chapter chairman of YPO—Gotham Chapter, New York City.

Pasquale Conte

Mr. Pasquale Conte is Chief Financial Officer, Executive Vice President of The Hain Celestial Group, Inc. Mr. Conte was appointed Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer in September 2015. Prior to his appointment, he served as Senior Vice President, Finance and Treasurer from October 2014 to September 2015, and Vice President and Treasurer from July 2009 to October 2014. Prior to his employment with the Company, Mr. Conte served as a financial consultant to the Company from March 2009 to July 2009. Prior to joining Hain Celestial, he worked at Enterprise Mobility Solutions, a division of Motorola, Inc. (formerly Symbol Technologies, Inc.) in a series of financial roles of increasing responsibilities including Tax Director, Vice President and Controller and ultimately, Chief Financial Officer. Mr. Conte, a Certified Public Accountant, previously worked at Colgate-Palmolive Company, NYNEX Corporation and Arthur Anderson, LLP.

Denise Faltischek

Ms. Denise M. Faltischek is Executive Vice President, Chief Compliance Officer, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary of The Hain Celestial Group Inc. Ms. Faltischek was appointed Executive Vice President and General Counsel, Chief Compliance Officer in November 2013. In addition, she was appointed as Corporate Secretary in January 2015. Prior to her appointment, she served as Senior Vice President and General Counsel from October 2010 to November 2013, General Counsel from October 2009 to October 2010, Senior Associate General Counsel from April 2009 until October 2009 and Associate General Counsel from July 2005 until April 2009. Prior to her employment with the Company, she was with the law firm of Ruskin Moscou Faltischek, P.C. where she practiced corporate and securities law.

John Carroll

Mr. John Carroll is Executive Vice President and Chief Officer - Hain Celestial North America of The Hain Celestial Group Inc. Mr. Carroll was appointed Executive Vice President and CEO – Hain Celestial North America in February 2015 and Executive Vice President and CEO – Hain Celestial United States in May 2008. He assumed the positions of Executive Vice President – Melville Business in February 2004, President of Grocery and Frozen in July 2004, President of Grocery and Snacks in September 2005 and President of Personal Care in August 2006. Prior to his employment with the Company, from April 2003 through July 2003, Mr. Carroll served as a consultant to the Company, providing due diligence services with respect to potential acquisitions. Prior to his consulting, Mr. Carroll was Managing Director, Heinz Frozen Foods at the H. J. Heinz Company, a global food company, where he served in positions of increasing responsibility from 1995 until 2003.

Michael McGuinness

Mr. Michael B. McGuinness is Senior Vice President - Finance, Chief Accounting Officer of the Company. He served as Chief Financial Officer and Executive Vice President of Monster Worldwide, Inc. (“Monster”) from October 29, 2015 to February 19, 2016, Chief Accounting Officer, Senior Vice President and Global Controller from February 28, 2012 to October 29, 2015, and Vice President and Assistant Global Controller from July 2008 to January 2012. Mr. McGuinness started his career as a public accountant with Arthur Andersen and is a Certified Public Accountant in New York.

Richard Berke

Mr. Richard C. Berke is an Independent Director of The Hain Celestial Group, Inc. He has been a director since April 2007 and is the chairperson of our Compensation Committee and a member of the Audit Committee. In March 2014, Mr. Berke joined Seiden & Krieger, an executive search firm, as a Senior Vice President. Mr. Berke served from March 2007 to his retirement in January 2010 as Vice President, Human Resources for Broadridge Financial Solutions, Inc. (an outsourcing provider to the global financial industry), formerly ADP Brokerage Services Group until its spin-off from Automatic Data Processing, Inc. (a payroll and human resources services company) (“ADP”) in March 2007. From January 1989 until its spin-off of Broadridge, Mr. Berke had served as Corporate Vice President of Human Resources with ADP. He held the position of President of ADP’s Benefits Services Division from January 1995 through December 1995.

Andrew Heyer

Mr. Andrew R. Heyer is an Independent Director of The Hain Celestial Group, Inc. Mr. Andrew R. Heyer has been a director since November 2012 and previously served as a director from November 1993 until November 2009. He is the chairperson of the Audit Committee. Mr. Heyer is the Chief Executive Officer and Founder of Mistral Equity Partners (a private equity fund). Prior to founding Mistral Equity Partners, he served as a Founding Managing Partner of Trimaran Capital Partners, L.L.C. Mr. Heyer was formerly a Vice Chairman of CIBC World Markets Corp. and co-head of CIBC Argosy Merchant Banking Funds. Prior to joining CIBC World Markets Corp. in 1995, Mr. Heyer was a founder and Managing Director of The Argosy Group L.P. Before Argosy, Mr. Heyer was a Managing Director at Drexel Burnham Lambert Incorporated and previous to that, he worked at Shearman/American Express. Mr. Heyer serves as a director of Jamba, Inc. Mr. Heyer also serves as a member of the Executive Committee and Board of Trustees of the University of Pennsylvania and the University of Pennsylvania Health System.

Raymond Kelly

Mr. Raymond W. Kelly is an Independent Director of the Company., effective August 13, 2015. Mr. Kelly has been the President of Risk Management Services for Cushman and Wakefield, Inc., a commercial real estate service firm, since March 2014. Prior to joining Cushman and Wakefield, Mr. Kelly served as the Police Commissioner of the City of New York from 1992 to 1994 and 2002 to 2013. Mr. Kelly also served as Commissioner of the U.S. Customers Service and as Undersecretary for Enforcement at the U.S. Treasury Department, where he supervised the department’s enforcement bureaus including the U.S. Customs Service, the U.S. Secret Service, The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms and the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center. Mr. Kelly holds a BBA from Manhattan College, a JD from St. John’s University School of Law, a LLM from New York University Graduate School of Law and an MPA from the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University in addition to numerous honorary degrees.

Roger Meltzer

Mr. Roger Meltzer is an Independent Director of The Hain Celestial Group, Inc. He has been a director since December 2000. Mr. Meltzer has practiced corporate and securities law for more than 30 years, representing clients in a range of finance transactions, including mergers, acquisitions and dispositions, public offerings and public and private placements of debt and equity securities. In February 2007, Mr. Meltzer joined the law firm of DLA Piper LLP (US) as a partner, Global Chair of the Corporate and Finance practice, and a member of the firm’s executive committee. Mr. Meltzer is now a member of the Global Board of DLA Piper, became Co-Chair of DLA Piper LLP (Americas) on January 1, 2013 and will become Global Co-Chair in January 2015. Prior to February 2007, he was a partner and a member of the executive committee of the law firm of Cahill Gordon & Reindel LLP.

Scott O'Neil

Mr. Scott M. O'Neil is an Independent Director of The Hain Celestial Group, Inc. He has been a director since January 2012 and is a member of the Compensation Committee and the Corporate Governance and Nominating Committee. Since July 2013, Mr. O’Neil has been CEO of the Philadelphia 76ers, a professional basketball team, and since August 2013, he has also been CEO of the New Jersey Devils, a professional hockey team, and the Prudential Center, a sports and entertainment arena. From July 2008 to September 2012, Mr. O’Neil was the President of Madison Square Garden (“MSG”) Sports. From 2005 to July 2008, Mr. O’Neil was the Senior Vice President for the National Basketball Association.

Adrianne Shapira

Ms. Adrianne T, Shapira is an Independent Director of the Company. Ms. Shapira has been the Chief Financial Officer of David Yurman Enterprises LLC, a designer jewelry company, since October 2012. From September 1999 to October 2012, Ms. Shapira was Managing Director at The Goldman Sachs Group, Inc., an investment banking firm, where she was an equity research analyst covering the discount, department store, dollar store, warehouse club, apparel manufacturer, luxury and grocery sectors. Prior to joining Goldman Sachs, Ms. Shapira worked as an equity analyst at Robertson Stephens, an investment banking firm, and Neuberger & Berman, an investment management company. Ms. Shapira currently serves as a director of Gilt Groupe, an online luxury flash-sale shopping website.

Lawrence Zilavy

Mr. Lawrence S. Zilavy is an Independent Director of The Hain Celestial Group, Inc. He has been a director since November 2002 and is member of the Audit Committee and the chairperson of the Corporate Governance and Nominating Committee. Since September 2009, Mr. Zilavy has been employed by a private family investment and philanthropic office. From May 2006 until September 2009, Mr. Zilavy served as Senior Vice President of Barnes & Noble College Booksellers, Inc. Mr. Zilavy was Executive Vice President, Corporate Finance and Strategic Planning for Barnes & Noble, Inc. from May 2003 to November 2004 and was Chief Financial Officer of Barnes & Noble, Inc. from June 2002 through April 2003. Prior to joining Barnes & Noble, Inc., Mr. Zilavy worked as a banker for nearly 25 years. Mr. Zilavy is currently a director of GameStop Corp. and the non-profit organization The Harlem School of the Arts. During the last five years, Mr. Zilavy also served as a director of Barnes & Noble, Inc.