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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Roger Stone

82 2017 Executive Chairman of the Board

Matthew Kaplan

60 2017 President, Chief Executive Officer, Chief Operating Officer, Director

Andrea Tarbox

66 2017 Chief Financial Officer, Executive Vice President

Randy Nebel

61 2017 Executive Vice President - Integrated Packaging

Kathryn Ingraham

48 2015 Vice President, General Counsel, Secretary

Mark Niehus

59 2010 Vice President, Corporate Controller

Wilbur Kessinger

55 2017 Vice President - Mill Operations (Roanoke Rapids)

Antionette Meyers

55 2013 Vice President—Containerboard and Kraft Paper Sales and Marketing

Michael Murphy

44 2017 Vice President - Strategic Planning and Initiatives

Robert Bahash

72 2014 Independent Director

John Chapman

56 2005 Independent Director

Paula Cholmondeley

69 2016 Independent Director

Jonathan Furer

60 2005 Independent Director

David Gabriel

57 2013 Independent Director

Brian Gamache

58 2009 Presiding Independent Director

Ronald Gidwitz

71 2008 Independent Director

Matthew Paull

65 2010 Independent Director

Maurice Reznik

63 2014 Independent Director

David Storch

64 2009 Independent Director

Biographies

Name Description

Roger Stone

Mr. Roger W. Stone is reappointed as Executive Chairman of the Board of the Company. effective January 1, 2017. He was Chairman of the Board, Chief Executive Officer of Kapstone Paper and Packaging Corporation. Mr. Stone was Manager of Stone-Kaplan Investments, LLC, a private investment company, from July 2004 through December 2007. He was Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Box USA Holdings, Inc. a corrugated box manufacturer, from July 2000 until the sale of that company in July 2004. Mr. Stone was Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer of Stone Container Corporation, a multinational paper company primarily producing and selling pulp, paper and packaging products, from March 1987 to November 1998, when Stone Container Corporation merged with Jefferson Smurfit Corporation, at which time he became President and Chief Executive Officer of Smurfit-Stone Container Corporation until March 1999. Mr. Stone is also Chairman of Stone Tan China Acquisition (Hong Kong) Co. Ltd. and Stone Tan China Holding Corporation. He is a former director of Smurfit-Stone Container Corporation; Morton International, Inc.; Morton Thiokol, Inc. and Autoliv, Inc. Mr. Stone has served on the board of directors of McDonald's Corporation since 1989. Mr. Stone received a B.S. in Economics from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania.

Matthew Kaplan

Mr. Matthew S. Kaplan has been appointed as President, Chief Executive Officer, Chief Operating Officer, Director of the Company. effective January 1, 2017. He served as President, Chief Operating Officer, Director of the Company. He was Interim Chairman of the Board, Chief Executive Officer of Kapstone Paper and Packaging Corporation. Mr. Kaplan was Manager of Stone-Kaplan Investments, LLC, a private investment company, from July 2004 through December 2007. He was President, Chief Operating Officer and a director of Box USA Holdings, Inc. a corrugated box manufacturer, from July 2000 until the sale of the company in July 2004. Mr. Kaplan began his career at Stone Container Corporation in 1979 and was serving as its Senior Vice President and General Manager of North American Operations when Stone Container Corporation merged with Jefferson Smurfit Corporation in November 1998. He was Vice President / General Manager Container Division with Smurfit-Stone Container Corporation and a director of the company until March 1999. Mr. Kaplan served on the board of directors of Victory Packaging from January 2007 until late 2011. In addition, Mr. Kaplan formerly served on the board of directors of Magnetar Spectrum Fund. He is a director of the American Forest and Paper Association and Pacific Millennium Paper Group Limited. Mr. Kaplan received a B.A. in Economics from the University of Pennsylvania and an M.B.A. from the University of Chicago.

Andrea Tarbox

Ms. Andrea K. Tarbox is Chief Financial Officer, Executive Vice President of Kapstone Paper and Packaging Corporation. She was promoted to Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, effective as of January 1, 2017 from her prior position as Vice President and Chief Financial Officer (a position she had held since January 2007). Prior to joining the Company she served as an outside financial consultant to the Company. From March 2003 through March 2006, Ms. Tarbox served as Chief Financial and Administrative Officer for Uniscribe Professional Services, Inc. Previously, Ms. Tarbox assumed financial positions of increasing responsibility at Gartner Inc., British Petroleum, p.l.c. and Fortune Brands, Inc. Ms. Tarbox began her career with Ernst & Young LLP and is a Certified Public Accountant.

Randy Nebel

Mr. Randy J. Nebel serves as Executive Vice President - Integrated Packaging of the company. He was promoted to Executive Vice President of Integrated Packaging, effective as of January 1, 2017, from his prior position as Vice President and General Manager of the Company and President of the Company's Mill Division (a position he had held since August 2013). Previously, Mr. Nebel served as President of Longview Fibre Paper and Packaging, Inc. from 2008 to 2013 and as its Vice President of Mill Operations and Chief Operating Officer from 2008 to 2009. From 1997 to 2007 he served in various roles at Weyerhaeuser Company, including Vice President and Mill Manager. Before that, Mr. Nebel worked at positions of increasing responsibility at Crown-Zellerbach Corporation, James River Company, and Georgia-Pacific Corporation. He is on the board of directors of the National Association of Manufacturers.

Kathryn Ingraham

Ms. Kathryn D. Ingraham is Vice President, Secretary and General Counsel of the Company. Ms. Ingraham was appointed as Vice President, Secretary and General Counsel in May 2015. Previously, Ms. Ingraham served as Deputy General Counsel of Dover Corporation from 2011 to 2015. Prior thereto, she was Deputy General Counsel of Aon Hewitt (f/k/a Hewitt Associates Inc.) and a partner at Dentons (f/k/a Sonnenschein Nath & Rosenthal LLP).

Mark Niehus

Mr. Mark A. Niehus is Vice President and Corporate Controller of the Company. Mr. Niehus has been Corporate Controller of the Company since 2007, and Vice President since 2010. Before joining the Company, Mr. Niehus held a variety of senior financial management positions at Abbott Laboratories, R.R. Donnelley & Sons, and Midway Games. He is a Certified Public Accountant.

Wilbur Kessinger

Mr. Wilbur G. Kessinger serves as Vice President - Mill Operations (Roanoke Rapids) of the company. Previously, Mr. Kessinger held the position of Vice President of Mill Operations for the Roanoke Rapids Mill for 4 years. He has 33 years of experience in the paper industry, including 2 years at the Charleston Mill, where he held the position of maintenance and engineering manager, and 25 years at the Roanoke Rapids Mill, where he also held the positions of operations manager, paper mill manager, and technical services manager.

Antionette Meyers

Ms. Antionette Meyers is Vice President—Containerboard and Kraft Paper Sales and Marketing of the Company. Ms. Meyers was appointed Vice President—Containerboard and Kraft Paper Sales and Marketing of the Company in September 2013. Previously, she served as Vice President, Domestic Kraft Paper and Linerboard Sales and Marketing, and as Vice President—Mills Sales and Customer Service. She previously worked in positions of increasing responsibility at Champion International Ltd. and International Paper Co. until the Company's acquisition of its kraft papers business.

Michael Murphy

Mr. Michael J. Murphy is Vice President - Strategic Planning and Initiatives of the company effective February 21, 2017. from his position as Vice President—Finance (a position he had held since October 2014). Previously, Mr. Murphy served as Vice President and Treasurer of Boise, Inc., a manufacturer of packaging and paper products, until its sale to Packaging Corporation of America in October 2013. He spent over 15 years in investment banking at J.P. Morgan Securities LLC covering the basic materials industry, including packaging companies. He is a Certified Public Accountant.

Robert Bahash

Mr. Robert J. Bahash is Independent Director of the company since July 24, 2014. Mr. Bahash was the President of McGraw-Hill Education from November 2010 until his retirement in June 2012. McGraw-Hill Education at that time was an operating segment of The McGraw-Hill Companies, currently known as McGraw Hill Financial, Inc. which was a global financial information and education company. Prior to that time, he served as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of the McGraw-Hill Companies for twenty-two years. He previously was a member of the Board of Directors for WMS Industries, Inc. (serving most recently as chair of its Audit Committee and a member of its Compensation Committee). Mr. Bahash is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, the Financial Executives Institute, and the New Jersey Society of Certified Public Accountants. He graduated from Mount St. Mary's College (Maryland) with a B.S. in Accounting and received an M.B.A. in finance from New York University. Mr. Bahash's qualifications to serve on the Board include his experience as the Chief Financial Officer of a major public company and his training as a certified public accountant.

John Chapman

Mr. John M. Chapman is an Independent Director of Kapstone Paper and Packaging Corporation., since April 2005. Mr. Chapman is a co-founder and has been a managing member of Arcade Partners LLC, a private equity firm, since November 2003. From January 2004 until December 2011 he was a Managing Director of Washington & Congress Managers, a private equity firm. From March 1990 through December 2003, he was employed by Triumph Capital Group, Inc., a private equity firm, last serving as a Managing Director. Mr. Chapman received a B.A. from Bates College and an M.B.A. from the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth College.

Paula Cholmondeley

Ms. Paula H.J. Cholmondeley serves as Independent Director of the Company. Ms. Cholmondeley is currently principal of The Sorrel Group, a consulting company founded by Ms. Cholmondeley in 2004 and focused on corporate strategy and corporate governance matters. Ms. Cholmondeley was vice president and general manager of Specialty Products at Sappi Fine Paper, North America, a producer of coated fine paper, from 2000 through 2004. Prior to joining Sappi, Ms. Cholmondeley served in increasingly senior positions with Owens Corning, a producer of building and composite products, from 1992 through 1998. She began her career in 1971 with Arthur Andersen & Company before leaving in 1973 to pursue a series of finance and executive roles, including with International Paper Company from 1974 through 1980, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Greater Philadelphia from 1986 through 1988, and The Faxon Company from 1988 through 1992. Ms. Cholmondeley currently serves on the boards of directors of Bank of the Ozarks and Terex Corporation and serves as an independent trustee of Nationwide Mutual Funds. Ms. Cholmondeley received a B.A. in Accounting from Howard University and an M.S. in Accounting from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania. She is also a retired CPA. Ms. Cholmondeley's qualifications to serve on the Board include her experience in operations, finance, manufacturing, and leadership of complex organizations and her familiarity with board practices of major corporations.

Jonathan Furer

Mr. Jonathan R. Furer is an Independent Director of Kapstone Paper and Packaging Corporation. Mr. Furer is a co-founder and has been a managing member of Arcade Partners LLC, a private equity firm, since November 2003. From January 2004 until December 2011 he was a Managing Director of Washington & Congress Managers, a private equity firm. Mr. Furer received a B.B.A. in international business from George Washington University.

David Gabriel

Mr. David G. Gabriel is the Independent Director of KapStone Paper and Packaging Corporation. since May 16, 2013. Mr. Gabriel has held the offices of President and Chief Executive Officer of Sonepar North America, a privately owned distributor of electrical products and related solutions, since September 2009. From May 2003 through August 2009, Mr. Gabriel served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Hagemeyer North America, a distributor of products and services relating to electrical, safety, and industrial products. He previously served as Senior Vice President and General Manager of Tenneco Automotive's North American aftermarket business until 2003. Before joining Tenneco in 1995, Mr. Gabriel spent fifteen years in various operating positions of increasing responsibility with PepsiCo, Inc. and Johnson & Johnson. He also serves on the Board of Directors of the Medical University of South Carolina's Children's Hospital. Mr. Gabriel earned his Bachelor of Science in Packaging Engineering from Michigan State University.

Brian Gamache

Mr. Brian R. Gamache is Presiding Independent Director of Kapstone Paper and Packaging Corporation since October 2009. Mr. Gamache served as the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of WMS Industries, Inc. a leading supplier to the gaming industry, until its merger with Scientific Games International, Inc. in 2013. He served as a member of the Board of Directors of WMS Industries from 2001 until 2013. Mr. Gamache continued with Scientific Games in a consulting capacity until October 2015. Mr. Gamache currently advises various private equity firms in addition to providing consulting advice to corporations. He received a B.S. in Business Administration from the University of Florida.

Ronald Gidwitz

Mr. Ronald J. Gidwitz is an Independent Director of Kapstone Paper and Packaging Corporation. since October 2008. Mr. Gidwitz co-founded GCG Partners, a strategic consulting and equity firm, in 1998 and has since served as a partner at that firm. Since 1974 he has served as a director of Continental Materials Corporation, a corporation that manufactures heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) products and construction products. From 1996 to 1998, he was President and Chief Executive Officer of the Unilever HPC Helene Curtis Business Unit. Previously, Mr. Gidwitz served as President, Chief Executive Officer and Director of Helene Curtis, a Fortune 500 consumer products company. Mr. Gidwitz received a B.A. in economics from Brown University.

Matthew Paull

Mr. Matthew H. Paull is an Independent Director of Kapstone Paper and Packaging Corporation. since September 2010. Mr. Paull was Senior Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of McDonald's Corporation, a worldwide foodservice retailer, from July 2001 until he retired from that position in January 2008. Before joining McDonald's in 1993, Mr. Paull was a partner at Ernst & Young LLP where he managed a variety of financial practices. He has been on the Board of Directors of Air Products and Chemicals, Inc. since 2013, where he is chair of the Audit and Finance Committee and is a member of the Corporate Governance and Nomination and Executive Committees. He previously served on the boards of Best Buy Co. Inc. (where he served as Lead Independent Director and on the Audit and Finance and Investment Policy Committees), and of WMS Industries, Inc. (where he served on its Audit and Ethics Committees). Mr. Paull also serves as an Advisory Director of Pershing Square Capital and on the Advisory Board of the One Acre Fund, a charity focused on improving the productivity of family farms in Africa. Previously Mr. Paull served as a board member of the Loyola Ronald McDonald House and as an advisory council member for the Federal Reserve Board of Chicago. He is a former executive professor in residence at the University of San Diego. Mr. Paull holds a Bachelor's degree and a Master's degree in Accounting from the University of Illinois.

Maurice Reznik

Mr. Maurice S. Reznik is appointed as Independent Director of the company. since July 24, 2014. Mr. Reznik is CEO of the Women's Intimate Apparel division in the United States and Great Britain for Delta Galil Industries, Ltd. and President of Delta Galil USA. Delta Galil USA is a segment of Delta Galil Industries, Ltd. a manufacturer and marketer of apparel products. Previously Mr. Reznik held the office of Chief Executive Officer of Maidenform Brands, Inc. a global intimate apparel company, from July 2008 until April 2014. He served as a director of that company from 2008 until its sale to Hanesbrands Inc. in October 2013. He served as President of Maidenform Brands, Inc. from 2004 to 2008, and as President of the Maidenform division of Maidenform Inc. from 1998 to 2004. From 1994 to 1998, Mr. Reznik was the President of Warner's Intimate Apparel Group, a division of Warnaco, Inc. He has served on the Board of Directors of the Movado Group, Inc. since 2011 (where he serves on its Audit and Compensation Committees). He also serves on the boards of For the Love of Life Colon Cancer Foundation at Sloan Kettering, Dignity U Wear Foundation and Queens College. Mr. Reznik received a B.A. from Queens College.

David Storch

Mr. David P. Storch is an Independent Director of Kapstone Paper and Packaging Corporation. since October 2009. Mr. Storch has served as the Chief Executive Officer of AAR Corp. a leading provider of diverse products and value-added services to the worldwide aviation/aerospace industry, since 1996. He has served as AAR's Chairman since 2005, President from 1989 to 2007 and again since 2015, Chief Operating Officer from 1989 to 1996, and Vice President from 1988 to 1989. He serves as Chair of the Executive Committee of AAR. Mr. Storch has served on the Board of Directors of Kemper Corporation, a leading insurance and financial services provider formerly known as Unitrin, Inc. since May 2010. He is a member of its Compensation and Executive Committees, and is chair of its Nominating and Governance Committee. He also serves on the board of the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum. Mr. Storch has served on the boards of The Executive Club of Chicago and the Chicago Urban League. He currently is a member of the Commercial Club of Chicago and Economics Club of Chicago. He holds a B.A. from Ithaca College.