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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Robert Niblock

53 2011 Chairman of the Board, President, Chief Executive Officer

Robert Hull

51 2012 Chief Financial Officer

Richard Maltsbarger

40 2015 Chief Development Officer and President, International

Ricky Damron

53 2012 Chief Operating Officer

Jennifer Weber

49 2016 Chief Human Resource Officer

Tiffany Mason

2015 Senior Vice President - Corporate Finance, Treasurer

Matthew Hollifield

49 2005 Senior Vice President, Chief Accounting Officer

Cedric Coco

2014 Senior Vice President - Human resources

Troy Dally

2016 Senior Vice President - Customer Experience

Clinton Davis

2012 Senior Vice President & General Merchandising Manager - Home Décor

William Edwards

2016 Senior Vice President - Store Operations, North Division

James Hanhas

2016 Senior Vice President - Business Development

Robert Ihrie

2014 Senior Vice President - Compensation and benefits

Terry Johnson

2016 Senior Vice President - Store Operations, West Division

Kevin Measel

2016 Senior Vice President - Store Operations, South Division

Randall Moon

55 2014 Senior Vice President - Learning, Organizational Effectiveness

Janet Saura

2012 Senior Vice President, Deputy General Counsel

Erin Sellman

2015 Senior Vice President - Strategy, Insights and Planning

Michael Tummillo

2014 Senior Vice President and General Merchandising Manager - Building and Maintenance

Jocelyn Wong

2015 Senior Vice President and General Merchandising Manager - Seasonal Products

Paul Ramsay

51 2014 Chief Information Officer

Marci Grebstein

2015 Chief Marketing Officer

Ross McCanless

58 2015 Chief Compliance Officer, General Counsel, Secretary

Marshall Croom

55 2012 Chief Risk Officer

Brent Kirby

2012 Chief Omni-Channel Officer

Michael McDermott

2016 Chief Customer Officer

N. Brian Peace

50 2012 Corporate Administration Executive

Stephen Szilagyi

2015 Chief Supply Chain Officer

Gary Wyatt

2012 Real Estate Executive

Marshall Larsen

67 2015 Lead Independent Director

Ralph Alvarez

60 2010 Independent Director

Angela Braly

54 2013 Independent Director

Sandra Cochran

57 2016 Independent Director

Laurie Douglas

52 2015 Independent Director

Richard Dreiling

62 2012 Independent Director

Robert Johnson

69 2005 Independent Director

James Morgan

68 2015 Independent Director

Bertram Scott

65 2015 Independent Director

Eric Wiseman

60 2011 Independent Director

Biographies

Name Description

Robert Niblock

Mr. Robert A. Niblock is the Chairman of the Board, President, Chief Executive Officer of Lowe's Companies Inc. Mr. Niblock has served as chairman and chief executive officer of Lowe's Companies, Inc., since January 2005. In 2011, he reassumed the title of president, after having served in that role from 2003 to 2006. Niblock became a member of the board of directors when he was named chairman and CEO-elect in 2004. He joined Lowe’s in 1993, and during his career with the company, has served as vice president and treasurer, senior vice president, and executive vice president and CFO. Before Lowe’s, Niblock had a nine-year career with accounting firm Ernst & Young. Niblock was elected to the board of directors of ConocoPhillips in 2010 and serves on its audit and finance committee. He is past chairman and a member of the board of directors of the Retail Industry Leaders Association, after having served as chairman in 2008 and 2009. He has been a member of the organization since 2003 and served as vice chairman in 2006 and 2007. Niblock is a graduate of the University of North Carolina-Charlotte.

Robert Hull

Mr. Robert F. Hull, Jr., is Chief Financial Officer of Lowe’s Companies Inc. He has served as Lowe’s chief financial officer since March 2003. He joined Lowe’s in 1999 as vice president of financial planning and analysis. Hull is responsible for accounting, tax, treasury and investor relations, procurement and financial planning and analysis. He has more than 20 years of retail and financial management experience. Hull is a certified public accountant and earned bachelor’s degrees in accounting and business administration from the University of North Carolina-Charlotte.

Richard Maltsbarger

Mr. Richard D. Maltsbarger is Chief Development Officer and President, International of Lowe's Companies Inc., since 2015. He is responsible for strategic planning and realization, business process management, research and consumer insight, and the innovation center. He joined Lowe’s in 2004, and most recently served as senior vice president of strategy. He brings more than 15 years experience in strategic planning, consumer and market research, quantitative analytics, marketing, and economic analysis to the role. Maltsbarger’s previous roles at Lowe’s include vice president of strategic planning, vice president of research and director of customer analytics. Maltsbarger earned master’s and bachelor’s degrees from the University of Missouri in agricultural economics and an M.B.A. from the Olin School of Business at Washington University in St. Louis.

Ricky Damron

Mr. Ricky D. Damron is Chief Operating Officer of Lowe's Companies Inc. He is responsible for delivering the customer experience, including oversight of store operations, sales and service fulfillment, product fulfillment, real estate and facilities, and loss prevention and safety. Damron joined Lowe’s in 1981 and most recently served as executive vice president of store operations, where he oversaw all Lowe’s stores and Lowe’s specialty sales businesses, including installed, special order, commercial sales, credit, delivery, assembly and store operations support. Prior to that he served as senior vice president of logistics, senior vice president of operations for the North Central and Northeast Divisions, and held various positions including regional vice president, district manager and store manager.

Jennifer Weber

Ms. Jennifer L. Weber has been appointed as Chief Human Resources Officer of the Company, effective 1 March 2016. She will oversee global human resources practices, policies and operations that will enable Lowe's to attract, motivate, develop and retain outstanding employees. She joins the company most recently from Duke Energy, where she served for the past seven years on the company's senior leadership team as executive vice president & chief human resources officer and as executive vice president of external affairs & strategic policy. Weber has more than 20 years of experience in human resources strategy, compensation and benefits, leadership development, strategic communications and change management experience in a variety of business sectors. Weber has more than 20 years of experience in human resources, communications and change management. Since 2008, she served on the senior leadership team for Duke Energy as the executive vice president and chief human resources officer and as the executive vice president, external affairs & strategic policy. Prior to her experience at Duke Energy, she held senior human resources positions at Scripps Network Interactive Inc., E.W. Scripps Company and Towers Perrin (now Towers Watson). Weber has a bachelor's degree from Miami University in Ohio and a master's degree in public policy and management from Carnegie Mellon University . She is a past chair of the board of directors for the United Way of Central Carolinas and a member of the executive committee of the Charlotte Chamber.

Tiffany Mason

Ms. Tiffany Mason is Senior Vice President - Corporate Finance, Treasurer of the company in 2015. She is responsible for financial planning and analysis, investor relations and treasury functions. Mason, who has nearly 20 years of experience in accounting and corporate finance, was previously vice president of finance and treasurer. She joined Lowe’s in 2006 as senior manager for external reporting and accounting policy, was promoted to director in 2007 and also has served as vice president of investor relations. Ms. Mason earned a bachelor’s degree in accounting from Loyola University Maryland and is a certified public accountant.

Matthew Hollifield

Mr. Matthew V. Hollifield is Senior Vice President, Chief Accounting Officer of Lowe’s Companies Inc, since November 2005. He served as vice president of corporate accounts payable since joining Lowe’s in 2002. Hollifield’s responsibilities include oversight of all corporate accounting, product accounting, inventory control, trades payable, expense payable and general accounting functions. He has more than 17 years of experience in corporate finance and accounting and previously served as chief financial officer of Century Furniture Industries. Hollifield has a bachelor’s degree from Appalachian State University, an M.B.A. from Duke University and is a certified public accountant.

Cedric Coco

Mr. Cedric T. Coco is Senior Vice President - Human resources of Lowe's Companies Inc. He is responsible for the human resources generalists for Lowe’s stores, distribution centers and customer support centers, oversight and direction of talent acquisition, employee relations, diversity, and succession planning execution. Mr. Coco was previously senior vice president of learning and organizational effectiveness. He joined the company as vice president in 2008 from Microsoft and has more than two decades of experience in learning and development and organization performance. Mr. Coco was named the 2009 Chief Learning Officer of the Year by Chief Learning Officer magazine. He holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of Louisiana and an MBA from San Jose State University.

Troy Dally

Mr. Troy J. Dally is Senior Vice President - Customer Experience of Lowe's Companies Inc. He is responsible for customer experience design, integrated experience design and development, experience architecture and narrative-driven design, customer experience activation, and multi-channel testing and commercialization. Mr. Dally, who has more than 20 years of home improvement experience, joined Lowe’s in 1999 and most recently served as senior vice president of multi-channel testing and commercialization. He also has served as senior vice president and general merchandising manager of the seasonal business area, senior vice president and general merchandising manager of hardlines and building products, and merchandising vice president of both millwork and lumber. Mr. Dally earned a bachelor’s degree in economics from the University of Virginia and an MBA from Old Dominion University.

Clinton Davis

Mr. Clinton T. Davis is Senior Vice President & General Merchandising Manager - Home Décor of Lowe's Companies Inc., since 2011. He is responsible for paint, flooring, appliances, cabinets and countertops, fashion plumbing, rough plumbing, fashion electrical, home fashions, storage and cleaning. Mr. Davis joined Lowe’s in 2001 and previously served as senior vice president and general merchandising manager of kitchen and bath as well as the same leadership position over the hardlines division. He also served as merchandising vice president of Lowe’s appliance and flooring categories. He has more than 25 years of merchandising, sales and retail experience and earned a bachelor’s degree in business from Francis Marion University.

William Edwards

Mr. William W. Edwards is Senior Vice President - Store Operations, North Division of Lowe's Companies Inc., since 2016. Previously, he served as senior vice president of operations for the South Division since 2011. He served as the senior vice president of operations for the South Central Division since 2009. Edwards joined Lowe’s in 1993 and also has served as senior vice president of operations for the Southeast and North Central Divisions, regional vice president of Lowe’s mid-Atlantic region based in Richmond, Va., and as store manager and district manager. He has more than 30 years of retail experience.

James Hanhas

Mr. James K. Hanhas serves as Senior Vice President - Business Development of the Company. With more than 20 years of experience, Han has provided leadership in the areas of product management, business development, marketing, strategy and operations, driving large scale transformation in growing both core and emerging "disruptive" businesses. He joins Lowe's most recently from Tyco International where he served as vice president of global marketing, product management and business development for the company's retail solutions business. In this role, he successfully designed, implemented and executed new solutions to position the business for sustainable growth, resulting in major innovation awards from leading industry analysts, media and associations. Han has also held leadership positions at Federal Signal Corporation, Rockwell Automation, FMC Corporation and Pitney Bowes. He has served as a member of the Advisory Board for Singularity University to apply exponential technologies that address humanity's grand challenges. Han earned a bachelor's degree in electrical engineering from Tufts University and an MBA from the University of Pennsylvania's Wharton School of Business.

Robert Ihrie

Mr. Robert Ihrie, Jr., is Senior Vice President - Compensation and benefits of Lowe's Companies Inc, since 2011. Mr. Ihrie is responsible for the human resources generalists for Lowe’s stores, distribution centers and customer support centers. Prior to this, he served as senior vice president of employee rewards and services and as vice president of compensation and benefits. Mr. Ihrie earned a bachelor’s degree from Haverford College, a juris doctor degree from Temple University School of Law, and an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School.

Terry Johnson

Mr. Terry Johnson is Senior Vice President - Store Operations, West Division of Lowe's Companies Inc. Johnson previously served as vice president of credit, project and event sales and market business strategies. Johnson has more than 30 years of home improvement experience with Lowe’s. He has worked in various capacities in Lowe’s stores, from sales associate to store manager, and was promoted to regional vice president in 2001.

Kevin Measel

Mr. Kevin S. Measel is Senior Vice President - Store Operations, South Division of Lowe's Companies Inc. Previously, he served as senior vice president of store operations for the West Division since 2012. Mr. Measel has more than 30 years of retail experience in both store operations and merchandising, including the role of merchandising vice president, nursery. He joined Lowe’s in 1994 as a team leader at the Lowe’s Wilmington Pike, Ohio store and has held a number of positions of increasing responsibility, from store manager to district manager to regional vice president.

Randall Moon

Mr. Randall J. Moon is Senior Vice President - Learning, Organizational Effectiveness of the company, since 2014. He is responsible for organization design, talent assessment, change management, performance management and the development of workforce planning process and tools. Mr. Moon joined Lowe’s in 2011 as vice president of international human resources, benefits and human resources information systems. He has more than 25 years of experience in the legal and human resources industries and previously served in senior human resources and legal positions at Archer Daniels Midland Company (ADM) and CSX Corporation. Mr. Moon holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Michigan and a Juris Doctor from Wayne State University Law School.

Janet Saura

Ms. Janet M. Saura is Senior Vice President, Deputy General Counsel of Lowe's Companies, Inc. Ms. Saura was promoted to senior vice president and deputy general counsel in 2010, responsible for employee relations counseling, government transactions and compliance and certain litigation matters. Ms. Saura joined Lowe’s in 2006 to build a function within the legal department to focus on daily counsel, labor relations and compliance in the employment arena. She earned her bachelor’s degree in political science from Oakland University and juris doctor from the University of Detroit.

Erin Sellman

Ms. Erin Sellman is Senior Vice President - Strategy, Insights and Planning of the company, since 2015. She is responsible for corporate strategy, business unit strategy, market and consumer research, as well as the planning and process organization. Ms. Sellman joined Lowe’s in 2004 and most recently served as vice president of strategy and insights. She also has served as vice president of strategy and alignment, director of corporate strategy, director of new market development, manager of new market development and manager of business process improvement. Ms. Sellman has nearly 20 years of experience in strategic planning and home improvement. Prior to joining Lowe’s, she held strategy and consulting positions with A.T. Kearney and Arthur Andersen. Ms. Sellman earned an MBA from the MIT Sloan School of Management and a bachelor’s degree in economics and German from the University of Michigan.

Michael Tummillo

Mr. Michael A. Tummillo is Senior Vice President and General Merchandising Manager - Building and Maintenance of the company in 2014. He is responsible for merchandising strategies for lumber and building materials, millwork, tools and hardware, and rough plumbing and electrical divisions. Mr. Tummillo served most recently as merchandising vice president, rough plumbing and electrical, where he also focused on product needs of the professional customer. He joined Lowe’s in 2004 as vice president of credit services then was promoted to an expanded role that included credit, project and event sales. Prior to Lowe’s, Mr. Tummillo served at GE Capital and held a variety of positions including leadership of the Lowe’s private label credit portfolio. He brings more than 20 years of retail experience in consumer and commercial credit programs, operations, marketing, merchandising and management. Mr. Tummillo earned a bachelor’s degree in business administration from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Jocelyn Wong

Ms. Jocelyn Wong is Senior Vice President and General Merchandising Manager - Seasonal Products of Lowe`s Companies, Inc. Ms. Wong will be responsible for merchandising strategies for lawn and garden, seasonal living and outdoor power equipment divisions. She joins Lowe's from Family Dollar, where she served as SVP, chief marketing officer since 2012. Ms. Wong has more than 18 years of experience in marketing, merchandising, brand management and product innovation with well-known retail and consumer brands, including Family Dollar, Safeway, and Procter and Gamble. Wong has a bachelor's degree in chemical engineering and biochemistry from Purdue University. She was named among the 20 Most Influential Women in Mass Marketing in 2013 and 2014.

Paul Ramsay

Mr. Paul D. Ramsay is Chief Information Officer of Lowe's Companies, Inc., since June 9, 2014. As CIO, Ramsay is responsible for day-to-day operations of Lowe’s IT organization, including the continued development of a technology portfolio that seamlessly supports the operations of the company’s stores, distribution network, e-commerce platforms, and future business technology needs. He joined Lowe’s in 2011 with more than 25 years of experience in the IT industry. Ramsay has served Lowe’s as senior vice president (SVP) of IT infrastructure and operations and was named SVP of information technology for Lowe’s U.S. home improvement business in 2013.

Marci Grebstein

Ms. Marci P. Grebstein is Chief Marketing Officer of Lowe`s Companies, Inc. Ms. Grebstein most recently served as vice president of advertising, leading the U.S. advertising strategy and marketing operations to build loyalty for the brand. Ms. Grebstein joined Lowe's earlier this year and has more than 20 years of experience leading brand, marketing, advertising and e-commerce strategies for large retail companies, including Food Lion and Staples. She will be responsible for managing the Lowe's brand by overseeing the integrated marketing and communications strategy to consumers, including digital marketing, content strategy and development, consumer relationship management, advertising and media for the U.S. home improvement business.

Ross McCanless

Mr. Ross W. McCanless is Chief Compliance Officer, General Counsel, Secretary of the Company. Mr. McCanless is returning to Lowe's top legal role, a position he held from 2003 to 2006, after serving as chief legal officer, general counsel and secretary for Extended Stay America, Inc. and ESH Hospitality, Inc.—two NYSE-listed companies that own more than 650 extended stay hotels in the U.S. and Canada. In his new role, Mr. McCanless will be responsible for directing all legal matters for Lowe's and its subsidiaries as well as advising the chairman and board of directors on corporate governance matters.

Marshall Croom

Mr. Marshall A. Croom is Chief Risk Officer of Lowe’s Companies Inc. He was named chief risk officer in January of 2009, and is responsible for providing oversight and direction for the management of all material risks across the company, including enterprise risk management, workers compensation, internal audit, data management, quality assurance and information security. Croom joined the company in 1997, following an 11-year career with Ernst & Young, and most recently served as the senior vice president of merchandising and store support. His prior Lowe’s experience also includes senior vice president of finance, treasurer and assistant treasurer. He received a bachelor’s degree in accounting from Appalachian State University.

Brent Kirby

Mr. Brent G. Kirby is Chief Omni-Channel Officer of Lowe's Companies Inc. He was named sales and service fulfillment executive in May of 2012, and is responsible for managing operations of and setting standards for U.S. outside sales and service capabilities, including contact centers, installation, and repair services. Mr. Kirby joined Lowe’s in 1986 and has worked in retail for more than 28 years. Most recently he served as senior vice president of operations for the North Division, after previously serving as SVP of operations of the West Division and the North Central Division. He has held a number of increasingly responsible positions with the company, including store manager, district manager, regional vice president of operations and vice president of installed and special order sales. Mr. Kirby holds a bachelor’s degree from Covenant College and an M.B.A. from the University of Phoenix.

Michael McDermott

Mr. Michael P. McDermott serves as Chief Customer Officer of the Company. He was Chief Merchandising Officer of Lowe's Companies, Inc. Mr. McDermott will be responsible for the merchandising offering for Lowe’s U.S. business, pricing and promotion, and all global sourcing activities. He joined Lowe’s in 2013 as SVP, general merchandising manager-building and maintenance. Mr. McDermott has more than 20 years of experience in product leadership, merchandising, marketing and commercial sales, having served previously with General Electric, where he was sales leader-appliances and a member of the company’s corporate commercial council. His prior experience in leading global product management teams, merchandising teams, and driving innovation will be key assets to drive growth for Lowe’s. Mr. McDermott earned a bachelor's degree in communications from The College of New Jersey and a master's degree in political science from Villanova University.

N. Brian Peace

Mr. N. Brian Peace is Corporate Administration Executive of Lowe’s Companies Inc. He was named corporate administration executive in May of 2012, and is responsible for government affairs, corporate facilities, corporate security, aviation, and corporate events and travel. He joined Lowe’s in 1997, and previously served as senior vice president of corporate affairs and vice president of corporate communications, where he also oversaw public relations, internal communications, and community relations. Peace earned the bachelor’s degree from Appalachian State University.

Stephen Szilagyi

Mr. Stephen J. Szilagyi is Chief Supply Chain Officer of Lowe's Companies Inc. He has more than 25 years of supply chain experience, including leadership roles prior to Lowe's in wholesale distribution and retail/consumer products supply chain consulting services. He began his career at Lowe's in 2001 as regional director of distribution and was named vice president of distribution in 2002 and senior vice president in 2006. He earned a bachelor's degree in materials and logistics management from Michigan State University.

Gary Wyatt

Mr. Gary E. Wyatt is Real Estate Executive of Lowe's Companies Inc. He was named Real Estate Executive in May of 2012, and is responsible for designing, planning, construction and maintenance of retail and customer service spaces in the United States. Wyatt joined Lowe’s in 1984 as a commodity trader in the Lumber Division. He also served in a number of roles in research and marketing, and served as vice president of research before moving into site acquisition, development, engineering, construction and property management for more than 1,700 Lowe’s stores in North America as senior vice president of real estate, engineering and construction. Wyatt has a bachelor’s degree from Appalachian State University.

Marshall Larsen

Mr. Marshall O. Larsen is Lead Independent Director of Lowe’s Companies Inc. Mr. Larsen retired in July 2012 as Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer of Goodrich Corporation, a supplier of systems and services to the aerospace and defense industry. Mr. Larsen had served as Chairman of Goodrich since October 2003 and President and Chief Executive Officer, since February 2002 and April 2003, respectively. Prior to that, Mr. Larsen was Executive Vice President and President and Chief Operating Officer of the Aerospace division of Goodrich from 1995 to 2002. Mr. Larsen serves as Lowe’s lead independent director.

Ralph Alvarez

Mr. Raul Alvarez is an Independent Director of Lowe's Companies, Inc. Mr. Alvarez is the Executive Chairman of Skylark Co., Ltd., a public Japanese holding company operating more than 3,000 restaurants. Mr. Alvarez served as President and Chief Operating Officer of McDonald’s Corporation, which franchises and operates McDonald’s restaurants in the global restaurant industry, from August 2006 until his retirement in December 2009. Previously, he served as President of McDonald’s North America from January 2005 to August 2006 and as President of McDonald’s USA from July 2004 to January 2005. Mr. Alvarez joined McDonald’s in 1994 and held a variety of leadership positions during his tenure with the company, including Chief Operations Officer and President of the Central Division, both with McDonald’s USA, and President of McDonald’s Mexico. Before joining McDonald’s, Mr. Alvarez served as both a Corporate Vice President and as Division Vice President—Florida for Wendy’s International, Inc. from 1990 to 1994. Prior to that, he was with Burger King Corporation from 1977 to 1989 where he held a variety of positions, including Managing Director of Burger King Spain, President of Burger King Canada and Regional Vice President for Florida Region.

Angela Braly

Ms. Angela F. Braly is an Independent Director of the Company. Ms. Braly is the former Chair, President and Chief Executive Officer of WellPoint, Inc., a health benefits company, now known as Anthem, Inc. She served as Chair of the Board from March 2010 until August 2012 and President and Chief Executive Officer from June 2007 through August 2012. Prior to that, Ms. Braly served as Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Chief Public Affairs Officer of WellPoint from 2005 to 2007, and President and Chief Executive Officer of Blue Cross Blue Shield of Missouri from 2003 to 2005.

Sandra Cochran

Ms. Sandra B. Cochran is an Independent Directorof the Company. Ms. Cochran has served as a director and as President and Chief Executive Officer of Cracker Barrel Old Country Store, Inc. since September 2011. Ms. Cochran joined Cracker Barrel in April 2009 as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer and was named President and Chief Operating Officer in November 2010. She was previously Chief Executive Officer at book retailer Books-A-Million, Inc. from February 2004 to April 2009 and also served as that company’s President from August 1999 to February 2004, Chief Financial Officer from September 1993 to August 1999 and Vice President of Finance from August 1992 to September 1993.

Laurie Douglas

Ms. Laurie Z. Douglas is Independent Director of the Company. Ms. Douglas has served as Senior Vice President, Chief Information Officer and Chief Security Officer of Publix Super Markets, Inc., an operator of retail food supermarkets in Florida, Georgia, Alabama, South Carolina, Tennessee and North Carolina, since 2006. Before joining Publix Super Markets, Ms. Douglas served as Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer of FedEx Kinko’s Office and Print Services, Inc. from 2004 to 2005. From 2003 to 2004, she was Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer of Kinko’s, Inc.

Richard Dreiling

Mr. Richard W. Dreiling is an Independent Director of Lowe's Companies, Inc., since January 27, 2012. Mr. Dreiling retired in June 2015 from Dollar General Corporation, the nation’s largest small-box discount retailer, as Chief Executive Officer, a position he held since January 2008. Mr. Dreiling served as Chairman of Dollar General Corporation from December 2008 until January 2016 and as Senior Advisor from June 2015 until January 2016. Before joining Dollar General, Mr. Dreiling served as Chief Executive Officer, President and a director of Duane Reade Holdings, Inc. and Duane Reade Inc., the largest drugstore chain in New York City, from November 2005 until January 2008, and as Chairman of Duane Reade from March 2007 until January 2008. Prior to that, Mr. Dreiling, beginning in March 2005, served as Executive Vice President—Chief Operating Officer of Longs Drug Stores Corporation, an operator of a chain of retail drug stores on the West Coast and Hawaii, after having joined Longs in July 2003 as Executive Vice President and Chief Operations Officer. From 2000 to 2003, Mr. Dreiling served as Executive Vice President—Marketing, Manufacturing and Distribution at Safeway, Inc., a food and drug retailer. Prior to that, Mr. Dreiling served from 1998 to 2000 as President of Vons, a southern California food and drug division of Safeway. Mr. Dreiling is former Chairman and was, until January 2016, a member of the board of directors of the Retail Industry Leaders Association (RILA), a trade association based in Arlington, Virginia for the retail industry that includes nine of the top 10 U.S. retailers among its members.

Robert Johnson

Mr. Robert L. Johnson is an Independent Director of Lowe's Companies Inc., since 2005. Mr. Johnson is the founder and Chairman of The RLJ Companies, which owns or holds interests in a diverse portfolio of companies in the banking, private equity, real estate, hospitality, professional sports, film production, gaming and automobile dealership industries. Prior to forming The RLJ Companies, he was founder and Chairman of Black Entertainment Television (BET), which was acquired in 2001 by Viacom Inc., a media-entertainment holding company. Mr. Johnson continued to serve as Chief Executive Officer of BET until 2006.

James Morgan

Mr. James H. Morgan is an Independent Director of the Company. Mr. Morgan has served as Chairman of Covenant Capital LLC, an investment management firm, since February 2015, after previously serving in that capacity from 2001 to 2008. Mr. Morgan has also served as Chairman of Krispy Kreme Doughnuts, Inc., a leading branded specialty retailer and wholesaler of premium quality sweet treats and complementary products, since January 2005. He served as Executive Chairman of Krispy Kreme from June 2014 to January 2015, as Chief Executive Officer from January 2008 to June 2014 and as President from April 2012 to June 2014. Mr. Morgan also previously served as President of Krispy Kreme from January 2008 to November 2011. Mr. Morgan served as Vice Chairman of Krispy Kreme from March 2004 to January 2005. Previously, Mr. Morgan served as a consultant for Wachovia Securities, Inc., a securities and investment banking firm, from January 2000 to May 2001. From April 1999 to December 1999, Mr. Morgan was Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Wachovia Securities, Inc. Mr. Morgan was employed by Interstate/Johnson Lane, an investment banking and brokerage firm, from 1990 to 1999 in various capacities, including as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer.

Bertram Scott

Mr. Bertram L. Scott is an Independent Director of the Company. Mr. Scott has served as Senior Vice President of Population Health and Value Based Care at Novant Health, a leading healthcare provider, since 2015. Prior to that, Mr. Scott was President, Chief Executive Officer and a director of Affinity Health Plan, a provider of New York State-sponsored health coverage, from 2012 to 2014; President, U.S. Commercial of CIGNA Corporation, a global health services organization, from 2010 to 2011; Executive Vice President and Chief Institutional Development and Sales Officer of TIAA-CREF from 2000 to 2010; and President and Chief Executive Officer of TIAA-CREF Life Insurance Company from 2000 to 2007.

Eric Wiseman

Mr. Eric C. Wiseman is an Independent Director of Lowe's Companies Inc., since November 11, 2011. Mr. Wiseman has served as Chairman of V.F. Corporation, an apparel and footwear company, since August 2008, as Chief Executive Officer since January 2008, and as President since March 2006. Prior to that, he served as Chief Operating Officer of V.F. from March 2006 to January 2008. Mr. Wiseman joined V.F. in 1995 and has held a variety of leadership positions during his tenure with the company. Mr. Wiseman is also Treasurer and a member of the board of directors of the Retail Industry Leaders Association (RILA), and Chairman and a member of the Board of Visitors of the School of Business at Wake Forest University.