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Kate Spade & Co (LIZ.F)

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Nancy Karch

68 2013 Non-Executive Independent Chairman of the Board

George Carrara

47 2014 President, Chief Operating Officer

Craig Leavitt

55 2014 Chief Executive Officer, Director

Thomas Linko

43 2016 Chief Financial Officer, Senior Vice President, Principal Accounting Officer

Timothy Michno

58 2015 Senior Vice President, General Counsel, Secretary

William Higley

56 Senior Vice President of Human Resources

Linda Yanussi

54 2015 Senior Vice President - Global Operations and Chief Information Officer

Deborah Lloyd

51 2014 Chief Creative Officer, Director

Lawrence Benjamin

60 2011 Independent Director

Raul Fernandez

49 2000 Independent Director

Carsten Fischer

53 2016 Independent Director

Kenneth Gilman

69 2008 Independent Director

Kenneth Kopelman

64 2014 Independent Director

.. Mack

47 2014 Independent Director

Jan Singer

52 2015 Independent Director

Doreen Toben

66 2009 Independent Director

Biographies

Name Description

Nancy Karch

Ms. Nancy J. Karch is Non-Executive Independent Chairman of the Board of Kate Spade & Co.(formerly Fifth & Pacific Companies Inc.), effective May 14, 2013. Effective following our 2013 Annual Meeting of Shareholders on May 14, 2013, Ms. Karch became the non-executive Chairman of the Board of the Company. Ms. Karch was a Director (senior partner) of McKinsey & Co., an independent consulting firm, from 1988 until her retirement in 2000. She had served in various executive capacities at McKinsey since 1974. Ms. Karch is a Director Emeritus of McKinsey & Co., and serves as a director of Kimberly-Clark, a consumer products company; MasterCard Inc., a payment systems brand and processor; and Genworth Financial, Inc., a company that provides various insurance and investment-related products and services in the United States and internationally. She also serves as Chair of the board of Northern Westchester Hospital as well as a board member of Northwell Health, both not-for-profit organizations. Ms. Karch's background as a consultant to companies in the retail and consumer products sector, and her extensive experience as a public company director, provides the Board beneficial insight into the retail industry and matters relating to brand marketing and corporate governance.

George Carrara

Mr. George M. Carrara, CPA, is President, Chief Operating Officer of the Company. Prior to that, he had held numerous finance positions at Tommy Hilfiger over the prior 12 years, including Chief Financial Officer for the Jeans division from 1999 to 2003; Chief Operating Officer and Chief Financial Officer of wholesale operations from 2003 to 2004; Executive Vice President of US Operations — Wholesale and Retail from 2004 to 2005 and Chief Operating Officer from 2006 to 2011.

Craig Leavitt

Mr. Craig Leavitt is Chief Executive Officer, Director of the Company. Mr. Leavitt was elected to the Board of Directors in February 2014. He served as Co-President and Chief Operating Officer of Kate Spade, LLC from his arrival in April 2008 through October 2010, at which time, he was named Chief Executive Officer of Kate Spade, LLC. Prior to joining Kate Spade, LLC, Mr. Leavitt was President of Global Retail at Link Theory Holdings, where he had total responsibility for merchandising, operations, planning, allocation and real estate for the Theory and Helmut Lang retail businesses. Previously, Mr. Leavitt spent several years at Diesel, most recently as Executive Vice President of Sales and Retail. Mr. Leavitt also spent 16 years at Polo Ralph Lauren, where he held positions of increasing responsibility, the last being Executive Vice President of Retail. Mr. Leavitt's strategic planning, leadership skills and retail experience within the industry provide the Board valuable insight into retail operations.

Thomas Linko

Mr. Thomas J. Linko is Chief Financial Officer, Senior Vice President, Principal Accounting Officer of the Company. He has been appointed as Principal Accounting Officer effective March 25, 2016. Mr. Linko has served as Chief Financial Officer of the formerly owned Juicy Couture brand. In 2013, he was appointed Chief Operating Officer and, upon the sale of the Juicy Couture brandname and related intellectual property assets, led the wind-down of the business. Mr. Linko was named Chief Financial Officer of Kate Spade & Company in October 2014. Prior to joining the Company, he was Chief Financial Officer at Delta Galil, a global manufacturer and marketer of private label apparel products for men, women and children. In addition, Mr. Linko spent 12 years at Tommy Hilfiger, where he oversaw the financial operations as the Senior Vice President of Finance for Tommy Hilfiger North America.

Timothy Michno

Mr. Timothy F. Michno is Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary of the Company. Mr. Michno joined the Company in October 2015 as Senior Vice President, General Counsel and oversees all legal matters for the Company. Prior to joining the Company, he served as the General Counsel and Secretary of Movado Group, Inc. since 1992. Before joining Movado Group, Inc., he was an associate at the New York firm of Chadbourne & Parke from 1988 to 1991, and served as a resident outside counsel to Fortune Brands, Inc. (formerly known as American Brands, Inc.), a consumer products company. He has practiced law since 1983.

William Higley

Mr. William Higley is Senior Vice President of Human Resources of the Company. He joined the Company in March 1995 as Benefits Manager and has held various positions within the Human Resources department. From 2005 until assuming his current position in January 2013, Mr. Higley served as the Vice President of Human Resources. In his present role, he oversees corporate Human Resources in the US and Asia, which includes Workplace Solutions, Payroll, HRIS, Compensation and Benefits and general HR support. Mr. Higley began his career working at Chase Manhattan Bank followed by small regional banks as well as The Bank of New York prior to joining the Company.

Linda Yanussi

Ms. Linda Yanussi is Senior Vice President - Global Operations and Chief Information Officer of the Company. She joined the Company in April 2012 as Vice President of Information Technology and assumed the position of Senior Vice President — Information Technology and Global Operations in January 2013. In December 2015, her title was changed to Senior Vice President — Global Operations and Chief Information Officer. Prior to joining the Company, she held various positions at Tommy Hilfiger over a period of eleven years, most recently as Senior Vice President of Operations and Logistics, North America for over four years and as Vice President of Operations prior to that.

Deborah Lloyd

Ms. Deborah Lloyd is Chief Creative Officer, Director of the Company. Ms. Lloyd was elected to the Board of Directors in February 2014. Ms. Lloyd joined Kate Spade, LLC as Co-President and Chief Creative Officer in November 2007 and has overseen all creative aspects of the Kate Spade brands since that time. Prior to joining Kate Spade, LLC, Ms. Lloyd spent six years as Executive Vice President of Design and Product Development at Banana Republic and five years at Burberry. Previously, Ms. Lloyd honed her skills at such brands as Aquascutum, Kenzo and Daniel Hechter. Ms. Lloyd is an active member of the Council of Fashion Designers of America and sits on the organization's board of directors. Ms. Lloyd has received several British Fashion Council Awards for her work at Burberry and was named an Independent Handbag Designer Awards Iconoclast Award Winner in 2010. Ms. Lloyd's creative talent and experience in design and product development provide important insight to the Board on the creative and product development process.

Lawrence Benjamin

Mr. Lawrence S. Benjamin is an Independent Director of Kate Spade & Co.(formerly Fifth & Pacific Companies Inc.), since January 27, 2011. In March 2015, Mr. Benjamin was elected to the board and selected to be board chairman of Diversified Foodservice Supply, Inc., a restaurant equipment distributor. Since January 2012, Mr. Benjamin has served as a Senior Advisor for New Mountain Capital, a private equity firm, and, since February 2011, as a Managing Director of Capwell Partners LLC, a private equity firm. In September 2011, Mr. Benjamin was elected to the board of IRI, a market research company. In February 2012, Mr. Benjamin was elected to the board of Sun Products Corporation, a consumer products company. In November 2012, Mr. Benjamin was elected to the board of ABB Optical Group, LLC, an optical distributor and manufacturer. From 2006 until his retirement in February 2011, he served as Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of Ahold USA, a subsidiary of Koninklijke Ahold NV, an international food retailing group based in the Netherlands. In 2009, he was also appointed to Ahold's global Corporate Executive Board. Mr. Benjamin joined Ahold in October of 2003 as President and Chief Executive Officer of U.S. Foodservice. Prior to joining Ahold, Mr. Benjamin worked with several private equity firms, where he held several operating positions, including serving as Chief Executive Officer at NutraSweet Company, Specialty Foods Corporation and Stella Foods. Previously, he held management-level positions in the retail and ingredient divisions of Kraft Foods. Mr. Benjamin also serves on the boards of two non-profit organizations (The Nature Conservancy of Rhode Island and the International Crane Foundation) and is a lifetime trustee of Lake Forest Academy.

Raul Fernandez

Mr. Raul J. Fernandez is an Independent Director of Kate Spade & Co.(formerly Fifth & Pacific Companies Inc.), since March 9, 2000. Mr. Fernandez is Chairman of ObjectVideo, Inc. From 2000 to 2002, he served as Chief Executive Officer for Dimension Data North America, an information systems integrator company, and as a director of its parent company, Dimension Data Holdings Plc, in 2001. He previously served as Chairman of the Board, Chief Executive Officer and President of Proxicom, Inc., a publicly traded internet development and e-business consulting company he founded in 1991. Mr. Fernandez is also Vice Chairman of Monumental Sports & Entertainment, a private partnership which owns the NBA's Washington Wizards, the NHL's Washington Capitals, the WNBA's Washington Mystics and owns and operates the Verizon Center. Mr. Fernandez, a native Washingtonian, is an active philanthropist in D.C. regional non-profits, focusing his energy primarily on educational reform. In 2000, he co-founded Venture Philanthropy Partners, a philanthropic investment organization based out of Washington, D.C. Mr. Fernandez is the Chairman of Fight for Children and sits on various other non-profit boards, the D.C. College Access Program (DCCAP), the D.C. Public Education Fund and the Fernandez Foundation. He holds a Bachelor's degree in Economics from the University of Maryland. Mr. Fernandez' extensive operating experience and entrepreneurial background as founder and chief executive officer of technology companies, including in the area of e-business, provides the Board with valuable views in the areas of technology and information systems.

Carsten Fischer

Mr. Carsten Fischer is Independent Director of the Company.

Kenneth Gilman

Mr. Kenneth B. Gilman is an Independent Director of Kate Spade & Co.(formerly Fifth & Pacific Companies Inc.), since February 25, 2008. Mr. Gilman served as the Chief Executive Officer of Asbury Automotive Group, an automotive retailing and services company, from 2001 to May 2007. Previously, from 1976 to 2001, Mr. Gilman was employed in a variety of capacities with L Brands Inc. ("L Brands"), a specialty apparel retailer, where his most recent assignment was Chief Executive Officer of Lane Bryant. From 1993 to 2001, Mr. Gilman served as Vice Chairman and Chief Administrative Officer of L Brands, with responsibility for finance, information technology, supply chain management, production, real estate, legal and internal audit. From 1987 to 1993, he was Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of L Brands. He joined L Brands' executive committee in 1987 and was elected to its board of directors in 1990. Mr. Gilman serves as a director of Aeropostale, Inc., a retailer of teen focused men's and women's apparel. Mr. Gilman also serves as a member of the Board of Governors of Hebrew Union College – Jewish Institute of Religion and as a Trustee for the Jewish Center of the Hamptons and The Manhattan Institute, all not-for-profit organizations. Mr. Gilman's extensive operating experience as chief financial officer, chief administrative officer and chief executive officer of retail companies, including 25 years of experience at L Brands, provides the Board with useful insight into operational issues, particularly in the retail sector, and financial matters.

Kenneth Kopelman

Mr. Kenneth P. Kopelman is Independent Director of Kate Spade & Co.(formerly Fifth & Pacific Companies Inc.), since 1996. Since 1984, From 1984 through 2015, Mr. Kopelman was a partner in the New York City law firm of Kramer Levin Naftalis & Frankel LLP; he currently remains of counsel to the firm. He is a director and Chair of the New York Chapter of the National Association of Corporate Directors, a national not-for-profit membership organization serving the corporate governance needs of corporate boards and directors, and he was recognized in 2011 as one of the most influential leaders in the corporate governance community by the NACD's national magazine, Directorship, which named him to its annual list, the "Directorship 100." Mr. Kopelman previously served through June 2007 as a director of Mobius Management Systems, Inc., a computer software company. Mr. Kopelman's background as a corporate attorney and counselor provides the Board helpful insight in the areas of corporate governance and financing, and his long-time experience within the apparel industry and association with the Company provides the Board valuable perspective.

.. Mack

Mr. Douglas S. Mack is Independent Director of the Company. Mr. Mack serves as Chief Executive Officer of Fanatics, Inc., a leading retailer of licensed sports merchandise and a billion dollar e-commerce company. Previously, Mr. Mack was Chief Executive Officer of One Kings Lane, a leading online destination for home design, which he joined as a $10M start-up and led its growth into an Internet Retailer Top 100 company. Prior to One Kings Lane, Mr. Mack was Chief Executive Officer of Scene7, the leading rich-media platform for e-commerce, which has powered websites for more than 1,000 global retailers. After completing the sale of Scene7 to Adobe, Mr. Mack joined the Adobe leadership team, and ultimately became GM of the digital media division, which included flagship properties such as Adobe Photoshop and Adobe Flash Media Server. Mr. Mack began his career in the General Electric management training programs, was an engagement manager with McKinsey & Company and later became Executive Vice President of Broderbund Software. As an e-commerce innovator, Mr. Mack provides the Board with extensive knowledge in key retail areas including technology, marketing and customer experience.

Jan Singer

Ms. Jan E. Singer is an Independent Director of the Company since May 19, 2015. Ms. Singer formerly served as the Chief Executive Officer of Spanx, Inc., a privately held shapewear design, manufacturing and marketing company, from July 2014 to March 2016. Prior to this role, she worked at Nike, Inc. for ten years, where she held various senior executive roles including Corporate Vice President of Global Apparel from 2011 to 2014 and Corporate Vice President of Global Footwear from 2008 to 2011. Previously, from 2001 to 2004, Ms. Singer was the Vice President and General Manager of Global Product, Merchandising and Marketing for Reebok International Limited's women's business. Ms. Singer also had key marketing and global communications roles for the luxury brands Chanel, Calvin Klein and Prada. Ms. Singer's experience and leadership roles related to marketing aspirational brands across the apparel, footwear and cosmetics product categories provide the Board valuable perspective into the apparel industry and matters related to brand marketing, both domestically and internationally.

Doreen Toben

Ms. Doreen A. Toben is an Independent Director of Kate Spade & Co.(formerly Fifth & Pacific Companies Inc.), since October 7, 2009. Most recently, Ms. Toben served as Executive Vice President of Verizon Communications, Inc., a position from which she retired in June 2009. From April 2002 to February 2009, she served as Verizon's Chief Financial Officer and was responsible for its finance and strategic planning efforts. Prior to April 2002, Ms. Toben was Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer with responsibility for finance and strategic planning for Verizon's Telecom Group. A 30-year telecommunications veteran, she began her career at AT&T Corp. and over the years held various positions of increasing responsibility primarily in treasury, strategic planning and finance both there, and beginning in 1984, at Bell Atlantic Inc. Ms. Toben also serves as a director of the New York Times Company and as a director of ARRIS Group, a video and broadband technology company. Ms. Toben's experience during her 21 years at Verizon in the areas of finance and strategic planning provides the Board perspective of someone familiar with all facets of a global enterprise, particularly in light of her recent direct responsibility for financial and accounting matters.