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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Dan Smith

69 Independent Chairman of the Board

Kevin Fogarty

50 2009 President, Chief Executive Officer, Director

Stephen Tremblay

56 2015 Chief Financial Officer, Executive Vice President

J. Fernando Haddad

51 2015 Vice president- Manufacturing Supply Chain

Chris Russell

49 2015 Chief Accounting Officer

James Simmons

49 2014 Vice President, General Counsel, Secretary

Holger Jung

52 2011 Vice President - Sales & Marketing

Damian Burke

43 2011 Vice President - Corporate Development

Melinda Conley

49 2012 Vice President - Human Resources

Lothar Freund

55 2005 Vice President - Technology

Anna Catalano

56 2011 Independent Director

Steven Demetriou

57 2004 Independent Director

Dominique Fournier

64 2012 Independent Director

John Gallagher

50 2011 Independent Director

Barry Goldstein

72 2009 Independent Director

Francis Kalman

68 2011 Independent Director

Karen Twitchell

60 2009 Independent Director

H. Gene Shiels

2012 Director - Investor Relations

Biographies

Name Description

Dan Smith

Mr. Dan F. Smith is an Independent Chairman of the Board of Kraton Performance Polymers, Inc. He began his career with ARCO (Atlantic Richfield Company) in 1968 as an engineer. He was elected President of Lyondell Chemical Company in August 1994, Chief Executive Officer in December 1996, and Chairman of the Board of Directors in May 2007. Mr. Smith retired in December 2007 as Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer of Lyondell Chemical Company following the acquisition of Lyondell by Basell. Mr. Smith also served as Chief Executive Officer of Equistar Chemicals, LP from December 1997 through December 2007 and as Chief Executive Officer of Millennium Chemicals Inc. from November 2004 until December 2007. Equistar and Millennium are wholly-owned subsidiaries of Lyondell. Mr. Smith is a director of Northern Tier Energy LLC and Orion Engineered Carbons, S.A. During the past five years, Mr. Smith served on the board of directors of Cooper Industries plc. He also serves as a member of the College of Engineering Advisory Council at Lamar University. Mr. Smith is a graduate of Lamar University with a B.S. degree in chemical engineering.

Kevin Fogarty

Mr. Kevin M. Fogarty is the President, Chief Executive Officer and Director of Kraton Performance Polymers, Inc., since September 29, 2009. Mr. Fogarty was appointed our President and Chief Executive Officer in January 2008. Prior to being appointed President and Chief Executive Officer, Mr. Fogarty served as our Executive Vice President of Global Sales and Marketing from June 2005. Mr. Fogarty joined us from Invista, where he had served as President for Polymer and Resins since May 2004. For the 13 years prior to his most recent position with Invista, Mr. Fogarty held a variety of roles within the Koch Industries, Inc. family of companies, including KoSa. Mr. Fogarty serves on the board of directors of P. H. Glatfelter Company. Mr. Fogarty earned a B.S. degree in engineering from Dalhousie University, formerly known as the Technical University of Nova Scotia.

Stephen Tremblay

Mr. Stephen E. Tremblay is Chief Financial Officer, Executive Vice President of the Company. From 1997 to 2007, Mr. Tremblay held various financial positions, including Chief Financial Officer, at Vertis, Inc., a provider of print advertising and media technology. Mr. Tremblay held senior finance positions at Wellman, Inc., a provider of polyester fiber and resins, from 1990 to 1997 and was a member of the accounting and auditing practice at Ernst & Young LLP, from 1983 to 1990. Mr. Tremblay earned a B.S. degree in business administration from Bryant University and is a certified public accountant.

J. Fernando Haddad

Mr. J. Fernando C. haddad is the Vice president- Manufacturing Supply Chain of the company, Since April 6, 2015. He is responsible for Kraton’s global manufacturing, supply planning, and environmental, safety, & health. Prior to joining Kraton, Mr. Haddad worked as the Global Manufacturing & Supply Chain Director for UOP, a Honeywell Company, from 2013 to 2014. Prior to Honeywell, he spent 19 years with Dow Corning, where he held increasingly more senior manufacturing and supply chain leadership positions, including Global Operations Director for the Silicon Metal Business from 2009 to 2013. Mr. Haddad holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Chemical Engineering from the State University of Campinas (Brazil) and an MBA from Faculdade Getulio Vargas (Brazil).

Chris Russell

Mr. Chris H. Russell is Chief Accounting Officer of the Company. Prior to joining Kraton, from 2014 to 2015, Mr. Russell served as Chief Accounting Officer for Prince International Corporation, a leading manufacturer and distributor of mineral based products. Previously, from 2011 to 2014, Mr. Russell was employed with GE Power and Water, a subsidiary of General Electric Company, as the Global Controller for its Aero Derivatives business. Before that, he served as Vice President, Financial Reporting and Technical Accounting for Intelsat, a provider of satellite communications worldwide. Mr. Russell worked with Ernst & Young LLP from 1995 to 2007. Mr. Russell earned a B.S. in accounting from the University of North Texas and is a Certified Public Accountant.

James Simmons

James L. Simmons is the Vice President, General Counsel, Secretary of the Company. Mr. Simmons joined Kraton in January 2010 and served in various capacities in Kraton’s legal department, including most recently as Deputy General Counsel and Assistant Secretary. From 2004 to 2010, Mr. Simmons served in a number of roles, with increasing responsibilities, in the legal department of HCC Insurance Holdings, Inc., including as Vice President & Corporate Secretary from 2007 to 2010. Mr. Simmons previously was an associate with Haynes and Boone, LLP, from 2000 to 2004, and Porter & Hedges LLP, from 1998 to 2000, practicing in the areas of general corporate representation of public and private companies. Mr. Simmons earned B.A. and M.A. degrees from Stephen F. Austin State University and his J.D. degree from the University of Houston Law Center.

Holger Jung

Dr. Holger R. Jung is the Vice President - Sales & Marketing of Kraton Performance Polymers Inc., since March 2011. He is responsible for all sales, marketing and market development activities globally for Kraton. Dr. Jung joined us from Invista, a Koch Industries subsidiary, where he held a number of positions of increasing responsibility, serving most recently since 2008 as Vice President of Invista’s North American Polyester & Intermediates business, overseeing the successful sale of that business to Indorama in 2011. Dr. Jung commenced his employment with Hoechst AG in 1990 prior to the sale of Hoechst’s polyester businesses to Koch in 1998, in positions including research and development chemist, technical service manager, and positions with oversight for quality management, strategic planning, and for the marketing and sales functions of KoSa’s European Polyester Specialty Polymer Business. Dr. Jung holds a Ph.D. in polymer chemistry from the University of Marburg in Germany.

Damian Burke

Mr. Damian T. Burke is the Vice President - Corporate Development of Kraton Performance Polymers Inc., since August 2011. Mr. Burke joined Kraton from Oldcastle, the North American subsidiary of CRH plc, where he was a Senior Vice President for Development and Strategy from 2005 to 2011. Prior to Oldcastle, Mr. Burke was a consultant at Bain & Company. He started his career at ExxonMobil, serving in a variety of roles in Europe and the United States. Mr. Burke earned a Master’s degree in chemical engineering from University College London and an MBA from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.

Melinda Conley

Ms. Melinda S. Conley serves as Vice President - Human Resources of Kraton Performance Polymers, Inc., Since May 2012. Prior to joining Kraton, from 2006 to 2011, Ms. Conley served in various capacities; including Vice President, Total Rewards for Dean Foods, a multi-billion dollar publicly-traded food and beverage company, with responsibility for all compensation and benefits. Prior to that role, she served as Vice President, Human Resources, where she was responsible for all aspects of human resources within the largest division. Ms. Conley previously held multiple human resources positions within the United States and England, with increasing responsibility, at companies including Capital One Financial Corporation, Monsanto Corporation, AlliedSignal, and Ford Motor Company. In addition, she practiced litigation at the firm of Figari & Davenport. Ms. Conley earned a B.A. in Speech Communication and an M.A from the School of Labor and Employment Relations at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, and received her J.D. from Southern Methodist University.

Lothar Freund

Dr. Lothar P.F. Freund is the Vice President - Technology of Kraton Performance Polymers, Inc., since 2005. He is responsible for Kraton’s global R&D programs and technical service as well as the implementation of the company-wide innovation process. Dr. Freund joined us from Koch Industries, where he served from 1989 in a variety of operating and technical positions in the polyester businesses acquired from Hoechst in 1998, most recently as the manufacturing and technology director of the PET & Nylon Polymer business of Invista, a Koch subsidiary. Dr. Freund holds a Master’s Degree and a Ph.D. in polymer chemistry from the University of Marburg in Germany.

Anna Catalano

Ms. Anna C. Catalano is an Independent Director of Kraton Performance Polymers, Inc., since September 15, 2011. Ms. Catalano served in various capacities for BP plc, and its predecessor Amoco, from 1979 until her retirement in 2003, including from 2000 to 2003, as Group Vice President, Global Marketing, for BP plc. Ms. Catalano currently serves on the boards of directors of Willis Group Holdings plc, Mead Johnson Nutrition Company and Chemtura Corporation, and during the past five years, she previously served on the boards of directors of Hercules Incorporated, SSL International plc and U.S. Dataworks, Inc. Ms. Catalano also serves as an advisory board member of Edelman Berman as well as the Kellogg Innovation Network of Northwestern University and serves on the national board of the Alzheimer’s Association. Ms. Catalano received her B.S. in marketing and business administration from the University of Illinois and is a graduate of the Indiana University Graduate School of Business, Executive Partnership Program.

Steven Demetriou

Mr. Steven J. Demetriou is an Independent Director of Kraton Performance Polymers, Inc., since December 1, 2004. Mr. Demetriou is currently the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Aleris International, Inc., a global leader in the production and sale of aluminum rolled and extruded products, recycled aluminum, and specifications alloy manufacturing, a position he has held since 2004. Previously, Mr. Demetriou was appointed President and Chief Executive Officer of Commonwealth Industries, Inc. (a predecessor by merger to Aleris) in June 2004, after serving as a member of that company’s board of directors from 2002. Before joining Commonwealth in 2004, Mr. Demetriou was Chief Executive Officer of Noveon, Inc. Before that, from 1999 to 2001, he was Executive Vice President of IMC Global Inc. From 1997 to 1999, Mr. Demetriou held various leadership positions with Cytec Industries Inc., a specialty chemicals company. From 1981 to 1997, he served in management positions with ExxonMobil Corporation. Mr. Demetriou is a director of OM Group, Inc. During the past five years, he served on the board of directors of Foster Wheeler AG. He has a B.S. degree in chemical engineering from Tufts University.

Dominique Fournier

Mr. Dominique Fournier is an Independent Director of Kraton Performance Polymers, Inc., since February 16, 2012. Mr. Fournier retired in December 2011 as Chief Executive Officer of Infineum International Limited, a joint venture specialty chemical company owned by Shell and ExxonMobil. Mr. Fournier first joined Infineum as its Chief Executive Officer in January 2005. He was previously with ExxonMobil (and its predecessor Exxon) from 1976 to 2004, where he served in various positions in the company’s chemical businesses from manufacturing to marketing to senior leadership positions, including AIB Vice President, from 1998 to 2004 and Managing Director – Exxon Chemical France, from 1996 to 1997. Mr. Fournier has a mechanical engineering degree from I’Ecole des Mines de Saint-Etienne in Paris, France.

John Gallagher

Mr. John J. Gallagher is an Independent Director of Kraton Performance Polymers, Inc., since July 5, 2011. Mr. Gallagher is the Chief Operating Officer - Melt Delivery & Control Systems / Fluid Technologies / Finance and Shared Services of Milacron LLC, a leading supplier of plastics processing equipment, technologies and services. Previously, Mr. Gallagher served as Chief Executive Officer of Stellar CJS Holdings, LLC, a privately held investment company formed in 2009. Prior to his service with Stellar CJS, Mr. Gallagher served in various senior executive capacities with Celanese Corporation from 2005 until 2009, including as Executive Vice President and President, Acetyls and Celanese Asia, from 2007 to 2009, and Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Celanese Corporation, from 2005 to 2007. Prior to his service with Celanese, Mr. Gallagher served in several executive positions with Great Lakes Chemical Corp., including acting Chief Executive Officer, CFO and Senior Vice President, Global Supply Chain. Prior to that time, Mr. Gallagher was Vice President and CFO of UOP, LLC, a leading international supplier and licensor for the petroleum refining, gas processing, petrochemical production and major manufacturing industries, from 1999 to 2001; served in varying capacities at AlliedSignal, Inc., including CFO, Bendix Commercial Vehicle Systems Division, from 1995 to 1999; and worked for the public accounting firm Price Waterhouse, LLP, from 1986 to 1995. Mr. Gallagher has a B.S. in accounting from the University of Delaware and is a certified public accountant.

Barry Goldstein

Mr. Barry J. Goldstein is an Independent Director of Kraton Performance Polymers, Inc., since September 29, 2009. Mr. Goldstein retired as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Office Depot, Inc. in October 2000, which he first joined as Chief Financial Officer in May 1987. Mr. Goldstein was previously with Grant Thornton from 1969 through May 1987, where he was named a Partner in 1976. Mr. Goldstein is a director of Stock Building Supply Holdings, Inc. and Generac Holdings, Inc. During the past five years, Mr. Goldstein served on the board of directors of Interline Brands, Inc. and Noble Environmental Power, LLC. He received a B.S. degree in economics from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania. Mr. Goldstein has public company accounting experience at the highest levels, having served as the Chief Financial Officer of Office Depot for 13 years, having been a partner in a major public accounting firm for over a decade.

Francis Kalman

Mr. Francis S. Kalman is an Independent Director of Kraton Performance Polymers, Inc., since July 5, 2011. Mr. Kalman served as Executive Vice President of McDermott International, Inc. from February 2002 until his retirement in February 2008, and as Chief Financial Officer from February 2002 until April 2007. From March 2000 to February 2002, he was Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Vector ESP, Inc. From April 1999 to March 2000, he was a principal of Pinnacle Equity Partners, LLC. From February 1998 to April 1999, he was Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Chemical Logistics Corporation. From May 1996 to September 1997, he was Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Keystone International, Inc. Mr. Kalman currently serves as a senior advisor to a private investment subsidiary of Tudor, Pickering, Holt & Co., LLC, which specializes in direct investments in upstream, oilfield service and midstream companies. Mr. Kalman is a director and serves on the audit committees of CHC Group Ltd., Ensco plc, and Weatherford International, plc. Our board of directors has affirmatively determined that such simultaneous service on the audit committees of more than three public companies would not impair the ability of Mr. Kalman to serve on our audit committee. During the past five years, he previously served on the board of directors of Pride International, Inc. He has a B.S. degree in Accounting from Long Island University.

Karen Twitchell

Ms. Karen A. Twitchell is an Independent Director of Kraton Performance Polymers, Inc., since December 3, 2009. From 2010 to 2013, Ms. Twitchell served as the Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Landmark Aviation, a fixed base operator in the aviation industry. Previously, Ms. Twitchell was a Vice President and Treasurer of LyondellBasell Industries and Lyondell Chemical Company from 2001 to 2009. Prior to that, she served as a Vice President and Treasurer of Kaiser Aluminum Corporation and Southdown, Inc. Before joining Southdown, Ms. Twitchell was an investment banker with Credit Suisse First Boston in its corporate finance department. Ms. Twitchell serves on the board of directors of KMG Chemicals, Inc., where she is Chair of the Audit Committee. Ms. Twitchell holds a B.A. in economics from Wellesley College and an M.B.A. from Harvard University.

H. Gene Shiels