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Legrand SA (LEGD.PA)

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Gilles Schnepp

56 2006 Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer, Member of the Management Committee

Francois Grappotte

78 2006 Honorary Chairman of the Board, Director

Patrice Soudan

56 2014 Deputy Chief Executive Officer, Executive Vice President - Group Operations, Member of the Management Committee

Antoine Burel

52 2014 Executive Vice President, Group Chief Financial Officer, Member of the Management Committee

Benedicte Bahier

2014 Executive Vice President - Legal Affairs, Member of the Management Committee

Xavier Couturier

50 2014 Executive Vice President of Human Resources, Member of the Management Committee

Bruno Barlet

2014 Member of the Management Committee, Executive Vice President France

Benoit Coquart

41 2014 Executive Vice President - Strategy and Development, Member of the Management Committee

Fabrizio Fabrizi

63 2014 Executive Vice President - Innovation and Systems and Energy Distribution SBU, Member of the Management Committee

Paolo Perino

60 2014 Executive Vice President - Building Systems SBU and Chairman of Bticino, Member of the Management Committee

Frederic Xerri

45 2014 Executive Vice President - Export, Member of the Management Committee

John Selldorff

55 2002 Member of the Management Committee - Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer of Legrand North America

Olivier Bazil

68 2011 Director

Jacques Garaialde

59 2003 Director

Christel Bories

51 2012 Independent Director

Thierry de la Tour d'Artaise

60 2006 Independent Director

Annalisa Elia

2013 Independent Director

Angeles Garcia-Poveda

43 2012 Independent Director

Gerard Lamarche

54 2006 Independent Director

Dong Sheng Li

57 2012 Independent Director

Eliane Rouyer-Chevalier

59 2011 Independent Director

Francois Poisson

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Biographies

Name Description

Gilles Schnepp

Mr. Gilles Schnepp is the Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer, Member of the Management Committee of Legrand SA as of March 17, 2006. He is also a Member of the Company’s Strategy Committee. He previously served as Vice Chairman of the Board, Chief Executive Officer and Member of the Management Committee of the Company since 2004. He graduated from Hautes Etudes Commerciales. Mr. Schnepp began his career at Merrill Lynch France, where he successively held the positions of Account Executive (1983-86), Vice President (1986-89) and Senior Vice President (1989). He joined the Company in 1989 as Assistant Finance Director, and then took the post of General Secretary in 1993 before serving as Finance Director from 1996 until 2000 and Deputy Chief Executive Officer from 2000 until 2003, serving also as Director and Member of the Management Committee of the Company from 2001. He currently holds several other mandates, within Legrand SA subsidiaries and is Director of Saint-Gobain.

Francois Grappotte

Mr. Francois Grappotte is Honorary Chairman of the Board and Director of Legrand SA as of March 17, 2006. Prior to that, he served the Company as Chairman of the Board since 2004, and previously Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer since 1988, and prior to that Chief Executive Officer since 1993. He graduated from Ecole Nationale d'Administration and from Institut d'Etudes Politiques de Paris. He began his career at the Ministry of Industry and in the Treasury division of the Ministry of the Economy and Finance. In 1970, he joined Rothschild bank. He then joined Compagnie Electro Mecanique in 1973 as General Secretary, Head of Operations and Vice President. He was Member of the Advisory Board of the Banque de France and Director of Valeo and BNP Paribas, among others. He is currently also Member of the Supervisory Board of Michelin.

Patrice Soudan

Mr. Patrice Soudan serves as Deputy Chief Executive Officer, Executive Vice President - Group Operations, Member of the Management Committee at Legrand SA. He joined the Company in 1990 as Finance Controller for international subsidiaries. He held successively the positions of Head of Finance Control, Vice President Group Finance Control and Group Chief Financial Officer from 2001 to 2008.

Antoine Burel

Mr. Antoine Burel serves as Executive Vice President, Group Chief Financial Officer, Member of the Management Committee of Legrand SA. He was previously the Company's Financial Director since 2008. Mr. Burel joined the Company in 1993 as Finance Controller and later became Chief Financial Officer at Legrand Normandie. After gaining experience at several subsidiaries, he was appointed as the Company's Head of Group Finance Control in 2005.

Benedicte Bahier

Ms. Benedicte Bahier is Executive Vice President - Legal Affairs, Member of the Management Committee at Legrand SA. She joined the Company in 2012 as Group Vice President Legal Affairs. A graduate of ESSEC business school and a qualified lawyer, Ms. Bahier began working in 2002 as a business lawyer with the law firm Linklaters. She joined Legrand in 2007 as Legal Expert in charge of corporate and governance related aspects, before holding positions as Risk Manager and Legal Manager.

Xavier Couturier

Mr. Xavier Couturier serves as Executive Vice President of Human Resources, Member of the Management Committee at Legrand SA. He was previously the Company's Director of Human Resources since 2008. Mr. Couturier joined Legrand SA in 1988 as Internal Organization Consultant and went on to hold various positions in the Human Resources department, being subsequently appointed as Limousin HR Assistant (1989), Head of Executive Career Management France (1996), and Head of Management Development (2002). In 2004, he also took on the responsibility for Group Training.

Bruno Barlet

Mr. Bruno Barlet has been appointed Member of the Management Committee and Executive Vice President France at Legrand SA affective February 1, 2014. He has been Vice President Sales France for the Legrand brand at the Company. A graduate of the Ecole Superieure de Commerce in Saint-Etienne, Mr. Barlet joined the Company in 1988 as Sales Manager in the Legrand France sales network. He subsequently held various positions in sales & marketing, both in France and internationally, including Group strategy manager for Wiring Devices & Home Systems.

Benoit Coquart

Mr. Benoit Coquart serves as Executive Vice President - Strategy and Development, Member of the Management Committee of Legrand SA. He was previously the Company's Director of Strategy and Development since 2010. He joined the Company in 1997 to manage the representative office in Seoul, before moving on to serve as Investor Relations Advisor in 1998. He was subsequently appointed as Head of Group External Communication (2002) and then Head of Marketing Wiring Devices and Home Systems (2006). In 2007, he was appointed as Head of Corporate Development Unit.

Fabrizio Fabrizi

Mr. Fabrizio Fabrizi serves at Legrand SA as Executive Vice President - Innovation and Systems and Energy Distribution SBU, Member of the Management Committee. He previously worked at the Company as Director of Building Management Division from 2008 to 2010, and then as Director of Commercial Systems & Infrastructures Division from 2010 to January 1, 2012. Mr. Fabrizi has been with Legrand SA since 1989, when BTicino became part of the Company. He joined BTicino in 1977 and was subsequently appointed as Design Office Manager (1984), Vice President Product Development (1987) and Vice President Marketing and Product Development (1999).

Paolo Perino

Mr. Paolo Perino serves at Legrand SA as Executive Vice President - Building Systems SBU and Chairman of Bticino, Member of the Management Committee. Mr. Perino joined BTicino Italy in 1983 as Product Manager (BTicino became part of the Company in 1989). He was subsequently appointed as Marketing Manager, Marketing Vice President and then Sales Vice President of BTicino Italy. In 1996, he took on the role of Director and later of General Manager of Legrand SpA, an Italian subsidiary of the Company. In 2000, he was appointed Group Vice President Marketing and External Communication.

Frederic Xerri

Mr. Frederic Xerri serves as Executive Vice President - Export, Member of the Management Committee at Legrand SA. He was previously Member of the Management Committee - Deputy Director of Export of the Company since 2010. He joined Legrand SA in 1993 as Head of Marketing in Germany. He was then appointed as Sales Director for Russia in 2003. In 2005, he became the Company's Director for Russia/CEI in 2005.

John Selldorff

Olivier Bazil

Mr. Olivier Bazil has served as Director of Legrand SA since December 10, 2002. He is also Member of the Company's Strategy Committee and has been Member of the Remuneration and Nominating Committee of the Company. He previously served as Vice Chairman of the Board, Deputy Chief Executive Officer and Member of the Executive Committee of Legrand SA from December 10, 2002 to May 26, 2011. He joined Legrand SA in 1973 as Assistant to the Company Secretary, and was successively appointed as Financial Director of the Company in 1979 and Deputy Chief Executive Officer in 1993. He currently also holds several other mandates, including Chairman of Fritz SAS, Director of Firmenich International SA and Member of the Supervisory Board of Vallourec, among others. He graduated from Hautes etudes commerciales (HEC) and obtained a Masters of Business Administration degree from the Harvard Business School.

Jacques Garaialde

Mr. Jacques Garaialde serves as Directors of Legrand SA since June 6, 2003. He graduated from Ecole Polytechnique and also holds an MBA degree from INSEAD. He has served as Member of the Management Team of KKR since 2003, and since January 1, 2004, has been Partner in the Management Company of KKR. Before joining KKR, he was Partner in Carlyle and was responsible for the European Venture Partners funds. From 1982 to 2000, he worked for Boston Consulting Group, where he was responsible for Belgium (1992-1995) and then for France and Belgium (1995-2000). From 1979 to 1981, he occupied various positions at Esso France. Mr. Garaialde currently also holds several other posts, including Director of Tarkett SA, Director of Visma AS and Managing Director of Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co. Ltd, among others.

Christel Bories

Ms. Christel Bories has been Independent Director at Legrand SA as of May 25, 2012. She is also Chairman of the Company's Strategy Committee and has been Member of the Audit Committee of the Company since July 31, 2013. A graduate of Hautes Etudes Commerciales, she began her career in 1986 as Strategy Consultant at Booz-Allen & Hamilton, then was appointed as Corporate Value Associate. She was subsequently appointed to several posts within Umicore, then within the Pechiney group. After the merger of Pechiney with the Alcan group, Ms. Bories was appointed as Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer of Alcan Packaging, then Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer of Alcan Engineered Products and finally Chief Executive Officer of Constellium, the post she resigned from in December 2011. She is Deputy Chief Executive Officer of Ipsen and currently also holds several other posts, including Director of Smurfit Kappa, Director of Natixis and Vice Chairman of Fabrique de l'Industrie, among others.

Thierry de la Tour d'Artaise

Mr. Thierry de la Tour d'Artaise has been Independent Director of Legrand SA since April 6, 2006. He graduated from Ecole Superieure de Commerce de Paris and is a Certified Chartered Accountant. He was Audit Manager at Coopers & Lybrand from 1979 to 1983. He was then appointed Head of Internal Audit at Groupe Chargeurs SA. From 1984 to 1986, Mr. de La Tour D'Artaise was Finance Director and then Managing Director from 1986 to 1993 of Croisieres Paquet. He was also Managing Director of Calor SA from 1994 to 1996 and then Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer from 1996 to 1998. He was appointed Vice Chairman and Managing Director of SEB Group in 1999 and has been Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer of SEB since 2000. He currently holds several mandates, including Chairman of SEB Internationale, Director of Club Mediterranee and Director of Zhejiang SUPOR, among others.

Annalisa Elia

Angeles Garcia-Poveda

Ms. Angeles Garcia-Poveda has served as Independent Director at Legrand SA since May 25, 2012. She has been Chairman of the Company's Remuneration and Nominating Committee since 2013 and Member of the Company's Strategy Committee since July 31, 2013. A graduate of Instituto Catolico de Administracion y Direccion de Empresas (ICADE) in Madrid, she also graduated from the Business Case Study Program of the Oxford University. She is Chief Executive Officer of Spencer Stuart in France. Prior to joining Spencer Stuart in 2008, she spent 14 years within the Boston Consulting Group (BCG) cabinet in Madrid, and also in Paris from 1993 to 1997.

Gerard Lamarche

Mr. Gerard Lamarche has been Independent Director of Legrand SA since April 6, 2006 and is also Chairman of the Company's Audit Committee and Member of the Remuneration and Nominating Committee. He graduated in Economic Sciences from Louvain-La-Neuve in Belgium and is a graduate in Management of INSEAD. He was also trained by Wharton International (Forum-Global Leadership Series). He started his career in 1983 at Deloitte Haskins & Sells in Belgium and then became M&A Consultant in the Netherlands in 1987. In 1988, Mr. Lamarche joined Societe Generale in Belgium as Investment Manager, Controller from 1989 to 1991 and Advisor on strategic operations from 1992 to 1995. He joined Compagnie Financiere de Suez as Charge de mission with the Chairman and Secretary of the Executive Committee (1995-1997), then participated in the merger between Compagnie de Suez and Lyonnaise des Eaux, which became Suez Lyonnaise des Eaux (1997), before being granted the position of Deputy Manager in charge of Planning, Control and Accounting and secretary to the Investment Committee (1997-2000). Mr. Lamarche continued his career in industry by joining NALCO (US subsidiary of the Suez group) in 2000 as Managing Director. In March 2004, he was appointed Senior Executive Vice President in charge of Finance of the Suez Group and then became Member of the Management Committee and Executive Committee of GDF Suez in July 2008. On April 12, 2011, he became Member of the Board of Directors of Groupe Bruxelles Lambert and became its Managing Director on in January 2012. He currently serves also as Director of Total and Lafarge.

Dong Sheng Li

Mr. Dongsheng Li serves as Independent Director of Legrand SA since July 26, 2012. He is also Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer of TCL Corporation. He began his career in 1982 at TTK Home Electronic Appliances Co. Ltd. He then subsequently worked for Telephone Communication Limited and Huizhou Industrial Development Company. He was appointed as Deputy Chief Executive Officer of Huizhou Municipal Electronic Communication Corp in 1990, then Chief Executive Officer of TCL Electronics Group. In 2003, Mr. Li was appointed as Chairman of the Board Chief Executive Officer of TCL Corporation. He was awarded with the French title of an Officier de la Legion d'Honneur in 2004. In addition to his duties at the Company, he currently also holds several other posts, including Independent Director of Tencent and Chairman of TCL Communication Technology Holdings Limited, among others. He graduated from the South China University of Technology with a Bachelor degree in Science.

Eliane Rouyer-Chevalier

Ms. Eliane Rouyer-Chevalier has served as Independent Director of Legrand SA since May 26, 2011. She is also Member of the Company's Audit Committee as of May 25, 2012. She holds a Masters degree in Economics from Universite Paris II Assas and joined Accor in 1983, taking responsibility for international financing and cash currency management before becoming Director of Investor Relations and Financial Communication in 1992. In 2010, she joined the Executive Committee of Edenred, a company created when the Accor Group was split up, as Vice President, Corporate and Financial Communications & Social Responsibility. She has presided the French Association for Investor Relations (CLIFF) since 2004 and the Observatoire de la Communication Financiere since 2005.

Francois Poisson