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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Burton Staniar

73 1997 Chairman of the Board

Andrew Cogan

52 2001 Chief Executive Officer, Director

Craig Spray

46 2013 Chief Financial Officer, Senior Vice President

Roger Wall

54 2014 President - Coverings

Joseph Coppola

52 2015 Chief Operating Officer

Benjamin Pardo

53 2011 Executive Vice President, Director - Design

Michael Pollner

42 2015 Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary

Karen Clary

62 2013 Senior Vice President - Human Resources

Michael Beattie

2014 Global Chief Information Office

Jeffrey Harris

59 Lead Independent Director

Kathleen Bradley

65 2008 Independent Director

Stephen Fisher

62 2005 Independent Director

Christopher Kennedy

51 2014 Independent Director

Sidney Lapidus

78 1996 Independent Director

John Maypole

75 2004 Independent Director

Sarah Nash

61 2006 Independent Director

Stephanie Stahl

48 2013 Independent Director

Biographies

Name Description

Burton Staniar

Mr. Burton B. Staniar is Chairman of the Board of Knoll Inc. Mr. Staniar served as our 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.

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 us 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.

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

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 has been named Chief Operating Officer of the Company., effective June 1, 2015. Mr. Coppola will be responsible for all of the Company’s supply chain activities, including manufacturing, global sourcing, logistics, quality and environmental health and safety. Preceding his appointment, Mr. Coppola, age 52, served as Vice President, Global Supply Chain, at Boart Longyear, an international provider of mineral exploration drilling services and drilling products, a title he has held since 2013. 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 has also served in operations and manufacturing roles with Eaton Corporation and Norfolk Southern Corporation. Mr. Coppola holds a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from Valparaiso University and an M.B.A. from the University of Notre Dame.

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 us, 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 our Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary from March 1, 2007 until February 2015, and as our Assistant General Counsel from September 1, 2005 until March 1, 2007. Prior to joining us, 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.

Karen Clary

Ms. Karen E. Clary is Senior Vice President - Human Resources of Knoll Inc., since July 8, 2013. From January 2012 until joining Knoll, Ms. Clary served as Executive Vice President, Human Resources for Datalink Corporation, a technology company focused on data center solutions and services. From 2007 through 2011, Ms. Clary served as Vice President, Global Human Resources for the BioPharma Services Division of Thermo Fisher Scientific, a provider of packaging, storage, logistics support and analytical support for pharmaceutical drug trials. Ms. Clary has over 20 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 us, 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 Inc. Mr. 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.

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.

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 iBiquity Digital Corporation.

Christopher Kennedy

Mr. Christopher G. Kennedy is an Independent Director of the Company., effective November 14, 2014. Mr. Kennedy serves as Chairman of Joseph P. Kennedy Enterprises, Inc., which is the investment firm of the Kennedy Family; he is responsible for the development of the Kennedy Family's real estate holdings in Chicago known as Wolf Point. Mr. Kennedy also serves on the Board of Directors of Interface, Inc., a floor covering company, and is a member of the Audit and Governance Committees for Ariel Investments Mutual Fund. Andrew B. Cogan, Knoll CEO, stated, "We are very pleased to welcome Chris to our Board, and expect to benefit from his experience as former President of Merchandise Mart Properties and his knowledge of the residential and commercial furniture markets in particular as we drive growth in the years ahead." Mr. Kennedy is the Founder and Chairman of Top Box Foods, a Chicago-based non-profit, hunger-relief organization. He also serves as Chairman of the University of Illinois Board of Trustees. He is a member of the executive committee and chairs the Finance Committee for The Chicago Community Trust; and serves as the Treasurer of The Joseph P. Kennedy Jr. Foundation. Mr. Kennedy holds a B.A. in political science from Boston College and a master's in management from the J.L. Kellogg Graduate School of Management of Northwestern University.

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.

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.

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.

Stephanie Stahl

Ms. Stephanie Stahl is an Independent Director of Knoll Inc., effective August 7, 2013. Ms. Stahl is the Executive Vice President, Marketing and Strategy for Coach, Inc., a position she has held since July 30, 2013. 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.