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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

William McMullen

56 2015 Chairman of the Board, Chief Executive Officer

J. Michael Schlotman

59 2015 Chief Financial Officer, Executive Vice President

Dan De La Rosa

2017 President - Kroger's Columbus Division

Joseph Grieshaber

53 2017 President - Fred Meyer Stores

Colleen Lindholz

2017 President - The Little Clinic and President - Pharmacy and the Little Clinic

Christopher Hjelm

55 2015 Executive Vice President, Chief Information Officer

Michael Donnelly

58 2015 Executive Vice President - Merchandising

Frederick Morganthall

65 2015 Executive Vice President - Retail Operations

Robert Clark

51 2016 Senior Vice President - Merchandising

Calvin Kaufman

51 2017 Senior Vice President - Retail Divisions

Alessandro Tosolini

50 2014 Senior Vice President - New Business Development

Mark Tuffin

57 2014 Senior Vice President - Retail Divisions

Todd Foley

47 2017 Chief Accounting Officer

Christine Wheatley

46 2014 Vice President, General Counsel, Secretary

Carin Fike

2017 Vice President, Treasurer

Timothy Massa

50 2014 Group Vice President - Human Resources and Labor Relations

Mary Adcock

41 2016 Vice President - Retail Operations

Jessica Adelman

41 2015 Group Vice President - Corporate Affairs

Stuart Aitken

45 2015 Group Vice President

Yael Cosset

43 2017 Group Vice President, Chief Digital Officer

Erin Sharp

59 2013 Group Vice President - Manufacturing

Robert Beyer

57 2014 Lead Independent Director

Mark Sutton

55 2017 Director

Nora Aufreiter

57 2014 Independent Director

Anne Gates

57 2015 Independent Director

Susan Kropf

68 2007 Independent Director

Jorge Montoya

70 2007 Independent Director

Clyde Moore

63 1997 Independent Director

James Runde

70 2006 Independent Director

Ronald Sargent

61 2006 Independent Director

Bobby Shackouls

66 2014 Independent Director

Biographies

Name Description

William McMullen

Mr. William Rodney McMullen is the Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer of the Company. Mr. McMullen was elected Chairman of the Board in January 2015 and Chief Executive Officer of Kroger in January 2014. Mr. McMullen served as Kroger’s President and Chief Operating Officer from August 2009 to December 2013. Prior to that role, Mr. McMullen was elected to various roles at Kroger including Vice Chairman in 2003, Executive Vice President in 1999 and Senior Vice President in 1997. Mr. McMullen is a director of Cincinnati Financial Corporation and VF Corporation. Mr. McMullen has broad experience in the supermarket business, having spent his career spanning over 37 years with Kroger. He has a strong financial background, having served as our CFO, and played a major role as architect of Kroger’s strategic plan.

J. Michael Schlotman

Mr. J. Michael Schlotman is the Chief Financial Officer and Executive Vice President of the Company. Mr. Schlotman was elected Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer in September 2015. Prior to this, he was elected Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer in June 2003, and Group Vice President and Chief Financial Officer in January 2000. Prior to that he was elected Vice President and Corporate Controller in 1995, and served in various positions in corporate accounting since joining Kroger in 1985.

Dan De La Rosa

Mr. Dan De La Rosa serves as President - Kroger's Columbus Division of the Company. He will serve as president of Kroger's Columbus division, which operates food stores primarily in central, northwest and southeastOhio. Mr. De La Rosa joined the company as a clerk's helper in the Ralphs division in 1980, where he served in a number of store operations and merchandising roles, including store director, director of Corporate Brands for both Ralphs and Food 4 Less, and district manager. Since 2007, Mr. De La Rosa has served in a variety of merchandising roles, including regional director of merchandising for the company's western region. In 2013, he was promoted to vice president of meat and seafood merchandising for The Kroger Co., and in 2015 he was named to his current role as vice merchandising for Fred Meyer.

Joseph Grieshaber

Mr. Joseph A. Grieshaber, Jr., serves as President - Fred Meyer Stores of the Company. He was President - Kroger's Dillon Food Stores Division of the Company. Mr. Grieshaber began his career with Kroger in 1983 as a store management trainee in Nashville, Tenn. He has served in a variety of leadership roles with Kroger, including meat merchandiser, district manager, and as vice president of merchandising for the Columbus division. In 2003, he was named group vice president of perishables merchandising and procurement, where he was responsible for fresh and natural foods throughout Kroger's family of stores. He was promoted to president of Dillons in 2010, and was named to his current role in 2015.

Colleen Lindholz

Ms. Colleen Lindholz is President - The Little Clinic and President - Pharmacy and the Little Clinic of the company. She joined Kroger in 1995 as a pharmacy intern in theCincinnati/Dayton Division. She held several leadership roles in pharmacy and human resources before being promoted to director of pharmacy sales & marketing at Kroger's general office in 2013. She was named to her current role in 2015.

Christopher Hjelm

Mr. Christopher T. Hjelm serves as Executive Vice President and Chief Information Officer of the Company. Mr. Hjelm was elected Executive Vice President and Chief Information Officer in September 2015. Prior to this, he served as Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer from August 2005 to September 2015. From February 2005 to July 2005, he was Chief Information Officer of Travel Distribution Services for Cendant Corporation. From July 2003 to November 2004, Mr. Hjelm served as Chief Technology Officer for Orbitz LLC, which was acquired by Cendant Corporation in November 2004. Mr. Hjelm served as Senior Vice President for Technology at eBay Inc. from March 2002 to June 2003, and served as Executive Vice President for Broadband Network Services for Excite@Home from June 2001 to February 2002. From January 2000 to June 2001, Mr. Hjelm served as Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer of ZOHO Corporation. Prior to that, he held various key roles for 14 years with Federal Express Corporation, including that of Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer.

Michael Donnelly

Mr. Michael J. Donnelly is Executive Vice President - Merchandising of the Company. Mr. Donnelly was elected Executive Vice President of Merchandising in September 2015. Prior to this, he served as Senior Vice President of Merchandising from July 2011 to September 2015. Prior to that, Mr. Donnelly held a variety of key management positions with Kroger, including President of Ralphs Grocery Company, President of Fry’s Food Stores, and Senior Vice President, Drug/GM Merchandising and Procurement. Mr. Donnelly joined Kroger in 1978 as a clerk.

Frederick Morganthall

Mr. Frederick J. Morganthall, II. serves as Executive Vice President - Retail Operations of the Company. Prior to this, he served as Senior Vice President, Retail Divisions, from June 2015 to September 2015. Mr. Morganthall joined Kroger in 2014 as part of the Kroger-Harris Teeter merger, serving as President of Harris Teeter until June 2015. He joined Harris Teeter in 1986 and served in several key leadership roles prior to becoming president, including vice president of merchandising, vice president of distribution, and vice president of operations. Mr. Morganthall began his career in grocery retail in 1978 with Spartan Stores in Michigan.

Robert Clark

Mr. Robert W. Clark is the Senior Vice President - Merchandising of the Company. Mr. Clark was elected Senior Vice President of Merchandising in March 2016. Prior to this, he served as Group Vice President of Non-Perishables from March 2013 to March 2016. Prior to that, he served as Vice President of Merchandising for Kroger’s Fred Meyer division from October 2011 to March 2013. From August 2010 to October 2011 he served as Vice President of Operations for Kroger’s Columbus division. Prior to that, from May 2002 to August 2010, he served as Vice President of Merchandising for Kroger’s Fry’s division. From 1985 to 2002, Mr. Clark held various leadership positions in store and district management, as well as grocery merchandising. Mr. Clark began his career with Kroger in 1985 as a courtesy clerk at Fry’s.

Calvin Kaufman

Mr. Calvin J. Kaufman is re designated as Senior Vice President of Kroger Company effective June 19. 2017. He joined Kroger in 1994 in the Fred Meyer Logistics group inPortland, Ore.He served Fred Meyer in several different logistics roles, including group vice president of Fred Meyer Logistics. Mr. Kaufman went on to serve in several leadership roles with Kroger's logistics team before being named president of Kroger Manufacturing and Corporate Brands in 2008. He was named to his current role as president of the Louisville Division in 2013.

Alessandro Tosolini

Mr. Alessandro Tosolini is the Senior Vice President - New Business Development of the Company. Mr. Tosolini was elected Senior Vice President of New Business Development in December 2014. Before joining Kroger, he held numerous leadership positions with Procter & Gamble for 24 years, in the U.S. and internationally, most recently serving as senior vice president of Global e Business and vice president of Global eCommerce.

Mark Tuffin

Mr. Mark C. Tuffin is the Senior Vice President - Retail Divisions of the Company. Mr. Tuffin has served as Senior Vice President since January 2014, and is responsible for the oversight of several of Kroger’s retail divisions. Prior to this, he served as President of Kroger’s Smith’s division from July 2011 to January 2014. From September 2009 to July 2011, Mr. Tuffin served as Vice President of Transition, where he was responsible for implementing an organizational restructuring initiative for Kroger’s retail divisions. He joined Kroger’s Smith’s division in 1996 and served in a series of leadership roles, including Vice President of Merchandising from September 1999 to September 2009. Mr. Tuffin held various positions with other supermarket retailers before joining Smith’s in 1996.

Todd Foley

Mr. Todd A. Foley serves as Chief Accounting Officer of the Company. Mr. Foley has served as Vice President and Treasurer since June 2013. Prior to this, he served as Assistant Corporate Controller from March 2006 to June 2013. Prior to that, he served as Controller of Kroger’s Cincinnati/Dayton division from October 2003 to March 2006. Mr. Foley began his career with Kroger in 2001 as an audit manager in the Internal Audit Department after working for PricewaterhouseCoopers from 1991 to 2001, where most recently he was a senior audit manager.

Christine Wheatley

Ms. Christine Strick Wheatley is the Group Vice President, General Counsel, Secretary of the Company. She joined the Company in February 2008 as Corporate Counsel, and became Senior Attorney in 2010, Senior Counsel in 2011, and Vice President in 2012. Before joining Kroger, Ms. Wheatley was engaged in the private practice of law for 11 years, most recently as a partner at Porter Wright Morris & Arthur in Cincinnati.

Carin Fike

Timothy Massa

Mr. Timothy A. Massa is Group Vice President - Human Resources and Labor Relations of the Company. Mr. Massa was elected Group Vice President of Human Resources and Labor Relations in June 26, 2014. He joined Kroger in October 2010 as Vice President, Corporate Human Resources, Talent Development. Prior to joining Kroger, he served in various Human Resources leadership roles for 21 years at Procter & Gamble, most recently serving as Global Human Resources Director of Customer Business Development.

Mary Adcock

Ms. Mary Ellen Adcock serves as Vice President - Retail Operations of the company. She was elected Group Vice President of Retail Operations, effective May 2016. Prior to this, she served as Vice President of Operations for Kroger’s Columbus Division from November 2015 to May 2016 and as Vice President of Merchandising for the Columbus Division from March 2014 to November 2015. From February 2012 to March 2014, she served as Vice President of Natural Foods Merchandising and from October 2009 to February 2012, she served as Vice President of Deli/Bakery Manufacturing. Prior to that, Ms. Adcock held several leadership positions in the manufacturing department, including human resources manager, general manager and division operations manager. Ms. Adcock joined Kroger in 1999 as human resources assistant manager at the Country Oven Bakery in Bowling Green, Kentucky.

Jessica Adelman

Ms. Jessica C. Adelman is the Group Vice President - Corporate Affairs of the Company. Ms. Adelman joined Kroger in November 2015 as Group Vice President of Corporate Affairs. Prior to joining Kroger, she served as senior vice president of corporate affairs for Syngenta North America, a leading agriculture company, since 2008. Prior to that, Ms. Adelman held several strategic leadership roles with other companies, including director of Cargill Government Solutions. Ms. Adelman has 20 years of experience as a public affairs executive in the food industry.

Stuart Aitken

Mr. Stuart W. Aitken serves as Group Vice President of the Company. Mr. Aitken was elected Group Vice President June 2015 and is responsible for leading Kroger’s data analytics subsidiary, 84.51° LLC. Prior to joining Kroger, he served as the chief executive officer of dunnhumby USA, LLC from July 2010 to June 2015. Mr. Aitken has over 15 years of marketing, academic and technical experience across a variety of industries, and held various leadership roles with other companies, including Michaels Stores and Safeway, Inc.

Yael Cosset

Mr. Yael Cosset serves as Group Vice President, Chief Digital Officer of the Company. Mr. Cosset was elected Group Vice President and Chief Digital Officer in January 2017 and is responsible for leading Kroger’s digital strategy, focused on building Kroger’s presence in the marketplace in digital channels, personalization and e-commerce. Prior to this, he served as Chief Commercial Officer and Chief Information Officer of 84.51° LLC from April 2015 to December 2016. Prior to joining Kroger, Mr. Cosset served in several leadership roles at dunnhumby USA, LLC since 2009, including Executive Vice President of Consumer Markets and Global Chief Information Officer.

Erin Sharp

Ms. Erin S. Sharp is the Group Vice President - Manufacturing of the Company. Ms. Sharp has served as Group Vice President of Manufacturing since June 2013. She joined Kroger in 2011 as Vice President of Operations for Kroger’s Manufacturing division. Before joining Kroger, Ms. Sharp served as Vice President of Manufacturing for the Sara Lee Corporation. In that role, she led the manufacturing and logistics operations for the central region of their U.S. Fresh Bakery Division. Ms. Sharp has over 25 years of experience supporting food manufacturing operations.

Robert Beyer

Mr. Robert D. Beyer serves as Lead Independent Director of The Kroger Co. Mr. Beyer is Chairman of Chaparal Investments LLC, a private investment firm and holding company that he founded in 2009. From 2005 to 2009, Mr. Beyer served as Chief Executive Officer of The TCW Group, Inc., a global investment management firm. From 2000 to 2005, he served as President and Chief Investment Officer of Trust Company of the West, the principal operating subsidiary of TCW. Mr. Beyer is a member of the Board of Directors of Leucadia National Corporation. In the past five years he also served as a director of The Allstate Corporation. Mr. Beyer brings to Kroger his experience as CEO of TCW, a global investment management firm serving many of the largest institutional investors in the U.S. He has exceptional insight into Kroger’s financial strategy, and his experience qualifies him to serve as a member of the Board. While at TCW, he also conceived and developed the firm’s risk management infrastructure, an experience that is useful to Kroger’s Board in performing its risk management oversight functions

Mark Sutton

Mr. Mark S. Sutton serves as Director of the Company. Mr. Sutton is Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of International Paper, a leading global producer of renewable fiber-based packaging, pulp and paper products. Prior to becoming CEO, he served as President and Chief Operating Officer with responsibility for running the company’s global business. Mr. Sutton joined International Paper in 1984 as an electrical engineer. He held roles of increasing responsibility throughout his career, including mill manager, vice president of corrugated packaging operations across Europe, the Middle East and Africa, vice president of corporate strategic planning, and senior vice president of several business units, including global supply chain, before being named CEO in 2014. He serves on the boards of the American Forest & Paper Association, the International Advisory Board of the Moscow School of Management – Skolkovo, Memphis Tomorrow and the New Memphis Institute.

Nora Aufreiter

Ms. Nora A. Aufreiter serves as Independent Director of The Kroger Co. Ms. Aufreiter is a Director Emeritus of McKinsey & Company, a global management consulting firm. She retired in June 2014 after more than 27 years with McKinsey, most recently as a director and senior partner. During that time, she worked extensively in the U.S., Canada, and internationally with major retailers, financial institutions and other consumer-facing companies. Before joining McKinsey, Ms. Aufreiter spent three years in financial services working in corporate finance and investment banking. She is a member of the Board of Directors of The Bank of Nova Scotia, The Neiman Marcus Group, and Cadillac Fairview, one of North America’s largest owners, operators and developers of commercial real estate. Ms. Aufreiter also serves on the boards of St. Michael’s Hospital and the Canadian Opera Company, and is a member of the Dean’s Advisory Board for the Ivey Business School in Ontario, Canada.

Anne Gates

Ms. Anne Gates serves as Independent Directorof The Kroger Co. Ms. Gates is President of MGA Entertainment, Inc., a privately-held developer, manufacturer and marketer of toy and entertainment products for children, a position she has held since 2014. Ms. Gates held roles of increasing responsibility with The Walt Disney Company from 1992-2012. Her roles included executive vice president, chief financial officer for Disney Consumer Products, managing director for Disney Consumer Products Europe and Emerging Markets, and senior vice president of operations, planning and analysis. Prior to joining Disney, Ms. Gates worked for PepsiCo and Bear Stearns. Ms. Gates has over 15 years of experience in the retail and consumer products industry. She brings to Kroger financial expertise gained while serving as President of MGA and CFO of a division of The Walt Disney Company. Ms. Gates has a broad business background in finance, marketing, strategy and business development, including international business.

Susan Kropf

Ms. Susan J. Kropf serves as an Independent Director of Kroger Co. Ms. Kropf was President and Chief Operating Officer of Avon Products Inc., a manufacturer and marketer of beauty care products, from 2001 until her retirement in January 2007. She joined Avon in 1970 and, during her tenure at Avon, Ms. Kropf also served as Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, Avon North America and Global Business Operations from 1998 to 2000 and President, Avon U.S. from 1997 to 1998. Ms. Kropf was a member of Avon’s Board of Directors from 1998 to 2006. She currently is a director of Avon Products, Inc., New Avon, LLC, Coach, Inc., and Sherwin Williams Company. In the past five years she also served as a director of MeadWestvaco Corporation.

Jorge Montoya

Mr. Jorge P. Montoya serves as an Independent Director of The Kroger Co. Mr. Montoya was President of The Procter & Gamble Company’s Global Snacks & Beverage division, and President of Procter & Gamble Latin America, from 1999 until his retirement in 2004. Prior to that, he was an Executive Vice President of Procter & Gamble, a provider of branded consumer packaged goods, from 1995 to 1999. Mr. Montoya is a director of The Gap, Inc. Mr. Montoya brings to Kroger’s Board over 30 years of leadership experience at a premier consumer products company. He has a deep knowledge of the Hispanic market, as well as consumer products and retail operations. Mr. Montoya has vast experience in marketing and general management, including international business.

Clyde Moore

Mr. Clyde R. Moore serves as an Independent Director of The Kroger Co. Mr. Moore was the Chairman of First Service Networks, a national provider of facility and maintenance repair services, until his retirement in 2015. Prior to that he was Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of First Service Networks from 2000 to 2014. Mr. Moore has over 30 years of general management experience in public and private companies. He has sound experience as a corporate leader overseeing all aspects of a facilities management firm and numerous manufacturing companies.

James Runde

Mr. James A. Runde serves as an Independent Director of The Kroger Co. Mr. Runde is a special advisor and a former Vice Chairman of Morgan Stanley, a financial services provider, where he was employed from 1974 until his retirement in 2015. Mr. Runde serves as a Trustee Emeritus of Marquette University and the Pierpont Morgan Library. Mr. Runde brings to Kroger’s Board a strong financial background, having led a major financial services provider. He has served on the compensation committee of a major corporation.

Ronald Sargent

Mr. Ronald L. Sargent serves as an Independent Director of The Kroger Co. Mr. Sargent was Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Staples, Inc., a business products retailer, where he was employed from 1989 until his retirement in January 2017. Prior to joining Staples, Mr. Sargent spent 10 years with Kroger in various positions. He is a director of Five Below, Inc. and Wells Fargo & Company. In the past five years he was a director of The Home Depot, Inc. and Staples, Inc.

Bobby Shackouls

Mr. Bobby S. Shackouls serves as an Independent Director of The Kroger Co. Mr. Shackouls was Chairman of the Board of Burlington Resources Inc., a natural resources business, from July 1997 until its merger with ConocoPhillips in 2006 and its President and Chief Executive Officer from December 1995 until 2006. Mr. Shackouls was also the President and Chief Executive Officer of Burlington Resources Oil and Gas Company (formerly known as Meridian Oil Inc.), a wholly-owned subsidiary of Burlington Resources, from 1994 to 1995. Mr. Shackouls is a director of PAA GP Holdings, LLC and Oasis Petroleum Inc. In the past five years, Mr. Shackouls was a director of PNGS GP LLC, the general partner of PAA Natural Gas Storage, L.P. Mr. Shackouls previously served as Kroger’s Lead Director.