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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

57 2015 Chief Financial Officer, Executive Vice President

Melinda Conley

50 2012 Chief Human Resource Officer, Vice President

Lothar Freund

56 2005 Senior Vice President, Chief Technology Officer

Holger Jung

53 2011 Senior Vice President, Chief Commercial Officer

Christopher Russell

50 2015 Chief Accounting Officer

James Simmons

50 2014 Vice President, General Counsel, Secretary

Damian Burke

44 2011 Vice President - Corporate Development

J. Fernando Haddad

52 2015 Vice president- Manufacturing and Supply Chain

Suzanne Pesgens

45 2016 Vice President, Chief Procurement Officer

Anna Catalano

56 2011 Independent Director

Steven Demetriou

58 2004 Independent Director

Dominique Fournier

65 2012 Independent Director

John Gallagher

52 2011 Independent Director

Barry Goldstein

73 2009 Independent Director

Francis Kalman

68 2011 Independent Director

Karen Twitchell

61 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. Mr. Smith began his career as an engineer with Atlantic Richfield Company in 1968. He was elected President of Lyondell Chemical Company in August 1994 and Chief Executive Officer in December 1996. He was also elected Chief Executive Officer of Equistar Chemicals, LP in December 1997 and Millennium Chemicals Inc. in November 2004, each a wholly-owned subsidiary of Lyondell. Mr. Smith retired from each of these Chief Executive Officer positions in December 2007. 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.

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.

Melinda Conley

Ms. Melinda S. Conley serves as Vice President and Chief Human Resource Officer 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 Senior Vice President and Chief Technology Officer the 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.

Holger Jung

Dr. Holger R. Jung, Ph.D., is Senior Vice President, Polymer Segment President of Kraton Performance Polymers Inc., effective April 1, 2017. 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.

Christopher Russell

Mr. Christopher 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

Mr. 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.

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 M.B.A. from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.

J. Fernando Haddad

Mr. J. Fernando C. haddad is the Vice president- Manufacturing and 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 M.B.A. from Faculdade Getulio Vargas (Brazil).

Suzanne Pesgens

Ms. Suzanne Pesgens is Vice President and Chief Procurement Officer of the company., since january 6,2016. Ms. Pesgens joined us from Arizona Chemical Company, LLC where she was the Director of Global Procurement since 2010. Prior to Arizona Chemical Company, LLC, she held a variety of roles from 1999-2010 in purchasing or marketing at a joint venture between Akzo Nobel and Monsanto Corporation (now Eastman Chemical Company). Ms. Pesgens earned a Master of Science degree in Chemical Engineering from Eindhoven University of Technology (Eindhoven, The Netherlands) and an M.B.A. from Rotterdam School of Management at Erasmus University (Rotterdam, The Netherlands).

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 Corporation, 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 no longer Independent Director of Kraton Performance Polymers, Inc., effective May 25, 2017. Mr. Demetriou is the President and Chief Executive Officer of Jacobs Engineering Group, Inc., one of the largest and most diverse providers of technical professional and construction services. From 2004 to 2015, Mr. Demetriou was the Chief Executive Officer of Aleris International, Inc. and was appointed President and Chief Executive Officer of Commonwealth Industries, Inc. (a predecessor by merger to Aleris) in June 2004. From 1997 to 2004, Mr. Demetriou served in various positions, including Chief Executive Officer of Noveon, Inc., Executive Vice President of IMC Global Inc. and various leadership positions with Cytec Industries Inc., a specialty chemicals company. From 1981 to 1997, he served in management positions with ExxonMobil Corporation.

Dominique Fournier

Mr. Dominique Fournier is an Independent Director of Kraton Performance Polymers, Inc., since February 16, 2012. Mr. Fournier was the Chief Executive Officer of Infineum International Limited, a joint venture specialty chemical company between Shell and ExxonMobil, from January 2005 until December 2011. From 1976 to 2004, he held various manufacturing and marketing positions in ExxonMobil’s (and its predecessor Exxon) chemical businesses as well as senior leadership positions, including AIB Vice President, from 1998 to 2004, and Managing Director – Exxon Chemical France, from 1996 to 1997.

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 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. From 2005 to 2007, Mr. Gallagher was Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officers of Celanese Corporation and from 2007 to 2009 he was Executive Vice President and President, Acetyls and Celanese Asia. From 1995 to 2005, Mr. Gallagher served in executive positions with Great Lakes Chemical Corp., UOP, LLC, and AlliedSignal, Inc. From 1986 to 1995, Mr Gallagher worked for Price Waterhouse, LLP 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 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 is a senior advisor to a private investment subsidiary of Tudor, Pickering, Holt & Co., LLC, specializing in direct investments in upstream, oilfield service and midstream companies. Mr. Kalman served as Executive Vice President of McDermott International, Inc. from February 2002 until he retired in February 2008, and as Chief Financial Officer from February 2002 until April 2007. From May 1996 to February 2002, Mr. Kalman served in executive positions, including Chief Financial Officer, at Vector ESP, Inc., Pinnacle Equity Partners, LLC, Chemical Logistics Corporation and Keystone International, Inc.

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. From 2001 to 2009, Ms. Twitchell was a Vice President and Treasurer of LyondellBasell Industries and Lyondell Chemical Company. 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.

H. Gene Shiels