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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

William McMullen

55 2015 Chairman of the Board, Chief Executive Officer

J. Michael Schlotman

58 2015 Chief Financial Officer, Executive Vice President

Christopher Hjelm

54 2015 Executive Vice President, Chief Information Officer

Michael Donnelly

57 2015 Executive Vice President - Merchandising

Frederick Morganthall

64 2015 Executive Vice President - Retail Operations

Robert Clark

50 2016 Senior Vice President - Merchandising

Sukanya Madlinger

52 2015 Senior Vice President - Retail Divisions

Alessandro Tosolini

49 2014 Senior Vice President - New Business Development

Mark Tuffin

56 2014 Senior Vice President - Retail Divisions

Christine Wheatley

45 2014 Vice President, General Counsel, Secretary

M. Elizabeth Van Oflen

58 2003 Vice President, Controller

Todd Foley

46 2013 Vice President, Treasurer

Timothy Massa

49 2014 Group Vice President - Human Resources and Labor Relations

Mary Adcock

2016 Vice President - Retail Operations

Jessica Adelman

40 2015 Group Vice President - Corporate Affairs

Stuart Aitken

44 2015 Group Vice President

Kevin Dougherty

63 2004 Group Vice President

Erin Sharp

58 2013 Group Vice President - Manufacturing

Robert Beyer

56 2014 Lead Independent Director

Nora Aufreiter

56 2014 Independent Director

Anne Gates

56 2015 Independent Director

Susan Kropf

67 2007 Independent Director

Jorge Montoya

69 2007 Independent Director

Clyde Moore

62 1997 Independent Director

Susan Phillips

71 2003 Independent Director

James Runde

69 2006 Independent Director

Ronald Sargent

60 2006 Independent Director

Bobby Shackouls

65 2014 Independent Director

Biographies

Name Description

William McMullen

Mr. William Rodney McMullen serves as Chairman of the Board, 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. Prior to this, he served as President and Chief Operating Officer from August 1, 2009 to December 31, 2013. Prior to that he was elected Vice Chairman effective June 26, 2003, Executive Vice President, Strategy, Planning and Finance effective January 26, 2000, Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer effective May 20, 1999, Senior Vice President effective October 5, 1997, and Group Vice President and Chief Financial Officer effective June 18, 1995. Before that he was appointed Vice President, Control and Financial Services on March 4, 1993, and Vice President, Planning and Capital Management effective December 31, 1989. Mr. McMullen joined Kroger in 1978 as a part-time stock clerk.

J. Michael Schlotman

Mr. J. Michael Schlotman serves as Chief Financial Officer, Executive Vice President of the Company. He formerly senior vice president and chief financial officer, will continue to serve as CFO. In this expanded role, he will take on additional responsibilities for convenience stores, jewelry stores, data integrity and risk management. Mr. Schlotman joined the company in 1985. He was promoted to CFO in 2000.

Christopher Hjelm

Mr. Christopher T. Hjelm serves as Executive Vice President, Chief Information Officer of the Company. Prior to this, he served as Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer from August 28, 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 serves as Executive Vice President - Merchandising of the Company. He was Senior Vice President - Merchandising of Kroger Company, since July 01, 2011. Prior to his election, Mr. Donnelly held a variety of key management positions with the Company, including President of Ralphs Grocery Company, President of Fry’s Food Stores, and Senior Vice President, Drug/GM Merchandising and Procurement. Mr. Donnelly joined the Company 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 serves as Senior Vice President - Merchandising of the Company. Prior to this, he served as Vice President of Merchandising for the Company’s Fred Meyer division from October 2011 to March 2013. From August 2010 to October 2011 he served as Vice President of Operations for the Company’s Columbus division. Prior to that, from May 2002 to August 2010, he served as Vice President of Merchandising for the Company’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 the Company in 1985 as a courtesy clerk at Fry’s.

Sukanya Madlinger

Ms. Sukanya Madlinger is Senior Vice President - Retail Divisions of the Company. Prior to this, she served as President of Kroger’s Cincinnati/Dayton division from 2010 to September 2015. Ms. Madlinger has held various leadership positions in operations and merchandising since joining Kroger in 1986.

Alessandro Tosolini

Mr. Alessandro Tosolini is Senior Vice President - New Business Development of the Company. Before joining the Company, 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 Senior Vice President - Retail Divisions of the Company. Prior to this, he served as President of the Company’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 the Company’s retail divisions. He joined the Company’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.

Christine Wheatley

Ms. Christine Strick Wheatley is 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.

M. Elizabeth Van Oflen

Ms. M. Elizabeth Van Oflen is Vice President, Controller of the Company. Prior to her election, she held various positions in the Company’s Finance and Tax Departments. Ms. Van Oflen joined the Company in 1982.

Todd Foley

Mr. Todd A. Foley is Vice President and Treasurer of the Company. Prior to this, he served as Assistant Corporate Controller from March 2006 to June 2013. Prior to that, he served as Controller of the Company’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.

Timothy Massa

Mr. Timothy A. Massa is Group Vice President - Human Resources and Labor Relations of the Company. 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 is has appointed as Vice President - Retail Operations of the company. effective May 16. 2016. She joined the company's Country Oven Bakery inBowling Green, KYin 1999. She held several leadership positions of increasing responsibility in Kroger Manufacturing, including vice president of deli/bakery manufacturing in Kroger's general office in 2009. In 2014, Ms. Adcock was named vice president of merchandising for Kroger's Columbus division.

Jessica Adelman

Ms. Jessica C. Adelman is Group Vice President - Corporate Affairs of the Company. Ms. Adelman has 20 years of experience as a public affairs executive in the food industry, most recently as senior vice president of corporate affairs for Syngenta North America, a leading agriculture company, since 2008. In this role she was responsible for corporate brand oversight, government affairs, media relations, crisis and issues communications, litigation communications, internal communications and employee engagement, corporate social responsibility and giving. Ms. Adelman has held several strategic leadership roles with other companies, including director of Cargill Government Solutions. Ms. Adelman graduated cum laude from Dartmouth College as a Russian Area Studies major and lived in the former Soviet Union for several years in the 1990s. She earned an M.B.A. from The Wharton School and an M.A. in international relations from the University of Pennsylvania , as well as an executive certificate in trade policy from the Harvard Kennedy School of Government.

Stuart Aitken

Mr. Stuart W. Aitken is the Group Vice President of the Company. He 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.

Kevin Dougherty

Mr. Kevin M. Dougherty is Group Vice President of the Company. Mr. Dougherty is responsible for leading the Company’s Digital Strategy, focused on building Kroger’s presence in the marketplace in digital channels, personalization and e-commerce. Prior to this, he was responsible for the oversight of Company logistics and supply chain management. Mr. Dougherty joined Kroger as Vice President, Supply Chain Operations in 2001. Before joining the Company, he maintained an independent consulting practice focusing on logistics and operational performance, and held leadership roles in the warehouse automation and healthcare industries.

Erin Sharp

Ms. Erin S. Sharp is Group Vice President - Manufacturing of the Company. She joined the Company in 2011 as Vice President of Operations for the Company’s Manufacturing division. Before joining the Company, 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 The Allstate Corporation and Leucadia National Corporation. He is chair of the Corporate Governance Committee, a member of the Financial Policy Committee, and our Lead Director.

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 30 years as a director and senior partner. During this 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 and Nieman Marcus Group. 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. She is a member of the Financial Policy Committee and the Public Responsibilities Committee. Ms. Aufreiter has over 30 years of broad business experience in a variety of retail sectors. She brings to Kroger’s Board her expertise gained while earning her MBA from the Harvard Business School.

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. Prior to her current role, she held roles of increasing responsibility with the Walt Disney Company from 1992 — 2012. Her roles included executive vice president, managing director, and chief financial officer for Disney Consumer Products and senior vice president of operations, planning and analysis. Prior to joining Disney, Ms. Gates worked for PepsiCo and Bear Stearns. Ms. Gates is chairwoman of Big Sunday and a member of the Boards of Columbia University School of Engineering, Cadre and PBS SoCal (KOCE-TV Foundation). She received a master’s degree from Columbia University School of Engineering and a bachelor’s degree in mathematics from the University of California-Berkeley.

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., 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.

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.

Susan Phillips

Dr. Susan M. Phillips Ph.D., serves as an Independent Director of The Kroger Co. Dr. Phillips is Professor Emeritus of Finance at The George Washington University School of Business. She joined The George Washington University School of Business as a Professor and Dean in 1998. Dr. Phillips retired from her position as Dean in 2010, and retired from her position as Professor the following year. She was a member of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System from December 1991 through June 1998. Before her Federal Reserve appointment, Dr. Phillips served as Vice President for Finance and University Services and Professor of Finance in The College of Business Administration at the University of Iowa from 1987 through 1991. She is a director of CBOE Holdings, Inc., State Farm Mutual Automobile Insurance Company, State Farm Companies Foundation, the Chicago Board Options Exchange, and Agnes Scott College. Dr. Phillips also was a director of the National Futures Association and State Farm Life Insurance Company until early 2016.

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. He was a member of the Board of Directors of Burlington Resources Inc. prior to its acquisition by ConocoPhillips in 2006. Mr. Runde serves as a Trustee Emeritus of Marquette University and the Pierpont Morgan Library.

Ronald Sargent

Mr. Ronald L. Sargent serves as an Independent Director of The Kroger Co. Mr. Sargent is Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Staples, Inc., a business products retailer, where he has been employed since 1989. Prior to joining Staples, Mr. Sargent spent 10 years with Kroger in various positions. In addition to serving as a director of Staples, Mr. Sargent is a director of Five Below, Inc. During the past five years, he was a director of Mattel, Inc. and The Home Depot, 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 Plains GP Holdings, L.P. and Oasis Petroleum Inc. During the past five years, Mr. Shackouls was a director of ConocoPhillips and PNGS GP LLC, the general partner of PAA Natural Gas Storage, L.P. Mr. Shackouls previously served as Kroger’s Lead Director.