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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Burton Staniar

74 1997 Chairman of the Board

Andrew Cogan

53 2001 Chief Executive Officer, Director

Craig Spray

47 2013 Chief Financial Officer, Senior Vice President

Roger Wall

55 2014 President - Coverings

Joseph Coppola

52 2015 Chief Operating Officer

Benjamin Pardo

54 2011 Executive Vice President, Director - Design

Michael Pollner

43 2015 Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary

Roxanne Klein

39 2015 Senior Vice President - Human Resources

Michael Beattie

53 2014 Global Chief Information Office

Jeffrey Harris

61 Lead Independent Director

Kathleen Bradley

66 2008 Independent Director

Stephen Fisher

63 2005 Independent Director

Christopher Kennedy

52 2014 Independent Director

Sidney Lapidus

78 1996 Independent Director

John Maypole

76 2004 Independent Director

Sarah Nash

62 2006 Independent Director

Stephanie Stahl

49 2013 Independent Director

Biographies

Name Description

Burton Staniar

Mr. Burton B. Staniar is Chairman of the Board of Knoll Inc. Mr. Staniar served as Chief Executive Officer from December 1993 to January 1997. Prior to that time, Mr. Staniar held a number of assignments at Westinghouse Electric Corporation, including President of Group W Cable and Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Westinghouse Broadcasting. Mr. Staniar previously served as a director of Journal Register Company and Church and Dwight Co., Inc. Mr. Staniar has been associated with Knoll since 1993 and brings to the board extensive knowledge of our business operations and the contract office furniture industry as a whole. Mr. Staniar also brings to the board significant executive leadership and operational experience, having previously served in senior executive roles with subsidiaries of Westinghouse Electric Corporation and as Chairman and CEO of Westinghouse Broadcasting. Mr. Staniar also previously served on numerous public boards and currently serves as a board member for a number of non-profit organizations. Mr. Staniar's prior business experience and board service, along with his long tenure with Knoll, give him broad and extensive understanding of our operations and the proper role and function of the board.

Andrew Cogan

Mr. Andrew B. Cogan is Chief Executive Officer, Director of Knoll Inc. Mr. Cogan became Chief Executive Officer of Knoll, Inc. in April 2001 after serving as Chief Operating Officer since December 1999. Mr. Cogan has held several positions in the design and marketing group worldwide since joining the company in 1989, including Executive Vice President—Marketing and Product Development and Senior Vice President. Mr. Cogan is also a director of the Chinati Foundation in Marfa, Texas, Interface, Inc. in Atlanta, Georgia, and American Woodmark Corporation in Winchester, Virginia.Mr. Cogan has substantial industry and management experience, having served in management functions at Knoll for more than 20 years and as our Chief Executive Officer since 2001. Mr. Cogan is uniquely qualified to bring strategic insight, design and marketing expertise and in-depth knowledge of Knoll's worldwide business to the board, having served in numerous key positions within our design and marketing group, and as Chief Operating Officer prior to becoming Chief Executive Officer. In addition to his management experience, Mr. Cogan brings to the board his perspectives as a director of other private and public boards.

Craig Spray

Mr. Craig B. Spray is Chief Financial Officer, Senior Vice President of Knoll Inc., since September 23, 2013. From 2005 until joining Knoll, Mr. Spray served in various financial management positions with Fortune Brands, Inc. and its related companies, including, most recently, as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Masterbrand Cabinets, Inc., the kitchen and bath cabinetry subsidiary of Fortune Brands Home & Security, Inc. From 2001 through 2005 Mr. Spray served in various finance roles at Ford Motor Company. Mr. Spray has also served as a United States Naval Officer in various leadership roles.

Roger Wall

Mr. Roger B. Wall is President - Coverings of the Company since May 2014. Prior to that, Mr. Wall served as President of Spinneybeck Enterprises, Inc., a wholly-owned subsidiary of Knoll, Inc. from 1996 until 2014.

Joseph Coppola

Mr. Joseph T. Coppola is Chief Operating Officer of the Company., since June 1, 2015. Prior to joining us, Mr. Coppola served as Vice President, Global Supply Chain, at Boart Longyear, an international provider of mineral exploration drilling services and drilling products, a position he held from 2013 until May 2015. Prior to that, Mr. Coppola held the title of Vice President, Manufacturing with Boart Longyear from 2006 to 2013. Prior to joining Boart Longyear in 2006, Mr. Coppola held senior supply chain roles with the Mechanical Systems and Airframe Systems units of Honeywell International. He also served in operations and manufacturing roles with Eaton Corporation and Norfolk Southern Corporation.

Benjamin Pardo

Mr. Benjamin A. Pardo is Executive Vice President, Director - Design of Knoll Inc. Prior to that, Mr. Pardo served as our Senior Vice President—Director of Design since September 2005. Prior to joining the company, Mr. Pardo was President of Unifor, Inc., where he had been employed since 1988.

Michael Pollner

Mr. Michael A. Pollner is Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary of Knoll Inc. Prior to that, Mr. Pollner served as Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary from March 1, 2007 until February 2015, and as Assistant General Counsel from September 1, 2005 until March 1, 2007. Prior to joining the company, Mr. Pollner was a lawyer with the law firm, Blank Rome LLP, which he joined in February 2004. From September 1999 to February 2004, Mr. Pollner was a member of the business law department at Cohen & Grigsby, P.C. in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

Roxanne Klein

Ms. Roxanne B. Klein is Senior Vice President - Human Resources of the Company. Prior to that, Ms. Klein served as our Vice President, Human Resources for Knoll Office division from June 2014 until November 2015, Director, Human Resources from October 2010 until June 2014 and as company Manager, Human Resources from April 2007 until October 2010. Prior to joining the company, Ms. Klein worked for Praxair, Inc. as Regional Human Resources Manager from March 2006 until April 2007 and for Danaher Corporation as Director, Human Resources from May 2004 until March 2006. Ms. Klein has over 15 years of Human Resources experience in a variety of businesses.

Michael Beattie

Mr. Michael A. Beattie is Global Chief Information Office of the Company., since April 28, 2014. Prior to joining the company, Mr. Beattie served as Chief Information Officer of Aramark Uniform Services from October 2012 until April 2014 and as Vice President, IT Application Development from January 2010 until October 2012. From January 2001 until January 2010, Mr. Beattie served as IT Director at Intel Corporation.

Jeffrey Harris

Mr. Jeffrey A. Harris is the Lead Independent Director of Knoll IncMr. Harris is the founder and managing member of Global Reserve Group LLC, a financial advisory and investment firm focused primarily on the energy industry. Previously, he was a Managing Director of Warburg Pincus LLC, a private equity firm, where he was employed from 1983 until 2011 where his responsibilities included involvement in investments in energy, technology and other industries. Mr. Harris is a director of Serica Energy PLC and several private companies. In addition, he is a member of the Board of Trustees of the Cranbrook Educational Community, New York-Presbyterian Hospital and Friends of the High Line. Mr. Harris previously served as a director of Electromagnetic GeoServices ASA. Mr. Harris brings a strong business background to Knoll, having worked in the private equity field with Warburg Pincus for over 25 years. Mr. Harris has gained substantial experience in overseeing the management of diverse organizations, having served as a board member on many public and private boards, including a number of charitable and non-profit organizations. As a result of this service, Mr. Harris has a broad understanding of the operational, financial and strategic issues facing public and private companies. He has served on our board of directors since 1996 and through that service has developed extensive knowledge of our business.

Kathleen Bradley

Ms. Kathleen G. Bradley is an Independent Director of Knoll Inc. Ms. Bradley served as President and Chief Executive Officer, Knoll North America, from April 2001 until her retirement on May 23, 2008. Prior to that time she served as President from December 1999 to April 2001, Executive Vice President—Sales, Distribution and Customer Service from August 1998 until December 1999, Senior Vice President from 1996 until August 1998 and Divisional Vice President for Knoll's southeast division from 1988 until 1996. Prior to that time, Ms. Bradley was regional manager for our Atlanta region, a position to which she was promoted in 1983. She began her career with Knoll in 1979. Ms. Bradley has exceptional industry knowledge and a deep understanding of Knoll's business, having been associated with Knoll for over 35 years, including over seven years as President and Chief Executive Officer of Knoll, North America, and more than 20 years in numerous management positions. Ms. Bradley's experience has included managing regional divisions and key parts of the organization such as sales and distribution, and customer service. Ms. Bradley also served on the board of our industry trade organization, The Business and Institutional Furniture Manufacturer's Association. Ms. Bradley's in-depth knowledge of our business and her extensive management experience are important aspects of her service on the Board.

Stephen Fisher

Mr. Stephen F. Fisher is an Independent Director of Knoll Inc. Mr. Fisher is the Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Entercom Communications Corp., a radio broadcasting company, a position he has held since November 1998. Mr. Fisher also is a director of the National Association of Broadcasters. Mr. Fisher has held numerous financial management and operational positions. He has served as executive vice president and chief financial officer for a public company for over 17 years. Mr. Fisher has also worked in the private equity field, making investments in companies and managing those portfolio companies as well as serving on the board of directors of both public and private companies. He brings significant financial and operational management, as well as financial reporting, experience to the board.

Christopher Kennedy

Mr. Christopher G. Kennedy is an Independent Director of the Company., since November 14, 2014. Mr. Kennedy serves as Chairman of Joseph P. Kennedy Enterprises, Inc., which is the investment firm of the Kennedy Family. Mr. Kennedy also serves on the Board of Directors of Interface, Inc., a floor covering company, and is the Founder and Chairman of Top Box Foods, a Chicago-based non-profit hunger-relief organization. He formerly served as President of Merchandise Mart Properties, Inc., a subsidiary of Vornado Realty Trust, from 2000 to 2011. Since 1994, he has served on the Board of Trustees of Ariel Mutual Funds. Mr. Kennedy is also active in several educational and civic organizations. Mr. Kennedy has significant experience in the residential and commercial furniture markets, due to his experience as former President of Merchandise Mart Properties. Mr. Kennedy also brings substantial executive level experience that is particularly beneficial to our strategies and sales and marketing efforts in the corporate office and retail market segments. His insight into governmental and economic affairs and his civic involvement also are of great value to the Knoll board.

Sidney Lapidus

Mr. Sidney Lapidus is an Independent Director of Knoll Inc. Mr. Lapidus is a Retired Partner of Warburg Pincus LLC, a private equity firm, where he was employed from 1967 to 2007. Mr. Lapidus is a director of Lennar Corporation, as well as a number of non-profit organizations. Mr. Lapidus previously served as a director of The Neiman Marcus Group, Inc. Mr. Lapidus spent over 40 years with Warburg Pincus, working principally in the private equity field. During those 40 years, Mr. Lapidus developed extensive business, finance and management skills, which he brings to the board's deliberations. Mr. Lapidus also brings to the board his experience in overseeing the management of diverse organizations, having served as a board member on many public and private boards, including a number of charitable and non-profit organizations. Mr. Lapidus' involvement in a variety of businesses has given him a broad understanding of the operational, financial and strategic issues facing public and private companies. He has served on our board of directors since 1996, and through that service has developed extensive knowledge of our business.

John Maypole

Mr. John F. Maypole is an Independent Director of Knoll Inc. Mr. Maypole has, for over 30 years, served as an independent director of, or consultant to, various corporations and providers of financial services. Mr. Maypole is a director of the National Captioning Institute, Inc. Mr. Maypole previously served as a director of Church and Dwight Co., Inc., Verizon Communications and the MassMutual Financial Group, among others. Mr. Maypole brings substantial accounting, finance, and management experience to the board. Mr. Maypole previously served as a chief financial officer, chief operating officer, chief executive officer, chairman of the board and independent consultant to numerous industrial and financial services companies and has significant experience with operational and financial matters, including financial reporting. Mr. Maypole has served on a number of private and public boards and his experiences have resulted in a broad understanding of the operational, financial and strategic issues facing public and private companies. Mr. Maypole's perspectives on executive management, leadership and financial management are important to the board's deliberations.

Sarah Nash

Ms. Sarah E. Nash is an Independent Director of Knoll Inc. In August 2005, Ms. Nash retired as a Vice Chairman of J.P. Morgan Chase & Co.'s Investment Bank where she was responsible for the firm's client relationships. Prior to these responsibilities, she was the Regional Executive and Co-Head of Investment Banking for North America at J.P. Morgan Co. Ms. Nash serves on the Board of Directors of Irving Oil Company, Blackbaud Inc. and HBD Industries. She is a Trustee for New York-Presbyterian Hospital and is a member of the National Board of the Smithsonian Institution and on the Business Leadership Council of CUNY. Ms. Nash previously served as a director of Pathmark Stores, Inc., AbitibiBowater Inc. and Merrimack Pharmaceuticals, Inc. Ms. Nash has significant finance and investment banking experience, and brings that experience and her perspectives on management and finance to the Knoll board. She had a long, successful career in investment banking, retiring as Vice Chairman of J.P. Morgan Chase & Co.'s Investment Bank. Ms. Nash has served on a number of private and public boards, which has resulted in a broad understanding of the operational, financial and strategic issues facing public and private companies. She brings these experiences and understandings to the Knoll board.

Stephanie Stahl

Ms. Stephanie Stahl is an Independent Director of Knoll Inc., since August 7, 2013. Ms. Stahl is the CEO of Apprécier LLC, a company she co-founded in June 2015. Prior to that, Ms. Stahl served as Executive Vice President, Marketing and Strategy for Coach, Inc., a position she held from July 2013 until February 2015. Prior to that, Ms. Stahl served as the Senior Vice President, Strategy and Consumer for Coach from October 2012 until June 2013. Prior to joining Coach, Ms. Stahl was the Chief Executive Officer of the fitness company Tracy Anderson Mind and Body from July 2011 until July 2012. Prior to that, Ms. Stahl served as Executive Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer of Revlon and as a Partner and Managing Director of the Boston Consulting Group in the consumer goods, retail and media industries for over ten years. Ms. Stahl has significant experience in high-design businesses and in creating and driving global brand building consumer and customer strategies, particularly in the consumer goods and retail segments. Ms. Stahl brings this experience to the board as Knoll positions itself as the premier high design company in the interior space through expanded luxury offerings and new distribution channels.

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