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Lululemon Athletica Inc (LULU.O)

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Michael Casey

70 2014 Independent Co-Chairman of the Board

David Mussafer

51 2014 Independent Co-Chairman of the Board

Laurent Potdevin

48 2014 Chief Executive Officer, Director

Stuart Haselden

46 2015 Chief Financial Officer and Executive Vice President, Operations

Miguel Almeida

39 2015 Executive Vice President - Digital

Lee Holman

44 2015 Executive Vice President - Creative Director

Scott Stump

49 2014 Executive Vice-President, Community and Brand

Kathryn Henry

50 2016 Director

Robert Bensoussan

57 2013 Independent Director

Steven Collins

46 2014 Independent Director

Jon McNeill

48 2016 Independent Director

Martha Morfitt

58 2008 Independent Director

Rhoda Pitcher

61 2005 Independent Director

Emily White

37 2011 Independent Director

Biographies

Name Description

Michael Casey

Mr. Michael Casey is Independent Co-Chairman of the Board of the Company. He retired from Starbucks Corporation in October 2007, where he had served as Senior Vice President and CFO from August 1995 to September 1997, and Executive Vice President, CFO and Chief Administrative Officer from September 1997 to October 2007. Subsequent to retirement he served as a Senior Advisor to Starbucks Corporation from October 2007 to May 2008 and from November 2008 to January 2015. Prior to joining Starbucks, Mr. Casey was Executive Vice President and CFO for Family Restaurant, Inc. and President and CEO of El Torito Restaurants, Inc. He was also a member of the board of directors of The Nasdaq OMX Group, Inc. from January 2001 to May 2012. Mr. Casey graduated from Harvard College with an A.B. degree in Economics, cum laude, and Harvard Business School with an MBA degree. Our board of directors selected Mr. Casey to serve as director because he has extensive experience in corporate finance and accounting, managing retail-focused industry operations, strategic planning and public company corporate governance. Our board of directors believes his service on executive, audit and compensation committees of other companies allows him to provide significant insight to our board of directors.

David Mussafer

Mr. David M. Mussafer is Independent Co-Chairman of the Board of the Company. Mr. Mussafer is currently a Managing Partner at Advent International Corporation ("Advent") and is responsible for Advent's North American private equity operations. Mr. Mussafer joined Advent in 1990, has been a principal of the firm since 1993, and is a member of Advent's executive committee and board of directors. Mr. Mussafer is a member of the board of Five Below, Inc., a publicly-traded specialty retailer of pre-teen and teen merchandise; Vantiv, Inc., a publicly-traded payment processing and technology solutions provider and several private companies. Mr. Mussafer holds a BSM, cum laude, from Tulane University and an MBA from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. Mr. Mussafer was appointed to the board of directors in connection with a support agreement which gives Advent a continuing right to nominate two designees to the board of directors and the opportunity to have one of its designees serve as a co-Chairman of the Board. Our board of directors believes his extensive experience enables him to provide valuable insights to the board of directors regarding board processes and operations as well as the relationship between the board of directors and stockholders.

Laurent Potdevin

Mr. Laurent Potdevin is the Chief Executive Officer, Director of the the Company. Mr. Potdevin previously worked at Toms Shoes, a socially-conscious shoe company, where he served as President from May 2011 to December 2013. From 1995 to 2010, he worked at Burton Snowboards, the world's largest and premier snowboarding company, serving in various capacities including as President and CEO from 2005 to 2010. Prior to joining Burton Snowboards, Mr. Potdevin worked at Louis Vuitton and LVMH. Mr. Potdevin received degrees from Ecole Superieure des Sciences Economiques et Commerciales, in France, and the Engineering School, Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne, in Switzerland. Our board of directors selected Mr. Potdevin because of his extensive experience at premium, technical athletic apparel and lifestyle-centric retail companies, and deep understanding of the importance of top-quality technical design, retail marketing strategies, and the power of building a strong brand.

Stuart Haselden

Mr. Stuart C. Haselden is Chief Financial Officer and Executive Vice President, Operations of the Company. Mr. Haselden's career spans 15 years of executive leadership at global apparel retailers, including J. Crew Group, Inc. and Saks Incorporated. Most recently, Mr. Haselden served as Chief Financial Officer and Executive Vice President of J. Crew since May 15, 2012 and also served as its Principal Accounting Officer. From 2009 to 2012, Mr. Haselden served as J. Crew's Senior Vice President of Finance and Treasurer, and served as Vice President of Financial Planning & Analysis from 2006 to 2009. Before joining J. Crew, Mr. Haselden served as the Vice President of Strategic Planning for Saks Incorporated where he held a variety of positions from 1999 to 2005. Mr. Haselden also serves on the advisory board of the School of Human Sciences at Auburn University.

Miguel Almeida

Mr. Miguel Almeida is Executive Vice President - Digital of the Company. Mr. Almeida's career spans over 15 years of operational and senior leadership with a keen focus on digital strategies. Most recently, he was the Group VP, Digital Commerce and Mobile solutions for Walgreens where he was responsible for omni-channel initiatives, mobile solutions, and online-to-consumer commerce across a variety of digital brands. Prior to joining Walgreens, Miguel held senior roles in the online groups of Apple and Dell where he drove global online expansion for both companies. Previously, he was a strategy consultant with The Boston Consulting Group where he worked across multiple countries in Europe and South America mainly in high technology, telecom, ecommerce, marketing and retail. Mr. Almeida received a licentiate degree in business administration from Universidade Catolica Portuguesa in Lisbon and holds an MBA from Harvard Business School.

Lee Holman

Mr. Lee Holman is Executive Vice President - Creative Director of the Company. Mr. Holman joined lululemon in 2014 with 20 years of design and leadership experience, including senior positions at Nike, where he served as Creative Director of Nike Sportswear and most recently as Vice President of Global Apparel, Innovation and Equipment Design Men's & Women's. Prior to Nike, Lee was Creative Director for high profile brands such as Burberry, and spent several years at Abercrombie & Fitch, Levi Strauss & Co, and Paul Smith. Mr. Holman obtained his MA Fashion Design from Central Saint Martins.

Scott Stump

Mr. Scott Stump is the Executive Vice-President, Community and Brand of the Company. Mr. Stump was the Principal and Chief Architect at the Northstar Manifesto, which emphasized the role that a business conscience can play in propelling brands further on the road to growth and sustainability, where he had been since 2008. He also served as the SVP Culture, Creative and Brand Innovation at Easton Sports from January 2011 to April 2014. Prior to 2008, Mr. Stump worked at Seventh Generation as the Chief Marketing Officer and spent over 15 years at Nike in various roles in brand, product and sales.

Kathryn Henry

Ms. Kathryn Henry is Director of the Company. Ms. Henry has served as a strategic consultant for retail and technology companies, in addition to venture capital, investment and consulting firms seeking executive level guidance. Ms. Henry previously served as Chief Information Officer, Logistics & Distribution at lululemon from 2010 to 2014. In her role, Ms. Henry oversaw all global information and technology operations for the company. Prior to joining lululemon in 2010, Ms. Henry worked at Gap, Inc., where she served as Vice President and Chief Information Officer of International IT and Gap North America and was responsible for the systems support of key international growth initiatives. Ms. Henry was designated for appointment to our board of directors by Dennis J. Wilson in accordance with the terms of a support agreement between lululemon athletica, Mr. Wilson and certain entities affiliated with Advent International. Our board of directors believes that her strategic IT and retail experience as well as her experience with lululemon will provide valuable insight to our board of directors.

Robert Bensoussan

Mr. Robert Bensoussan is the Independent Director of the Company. Mr. Bensoussan has been a Director and the majority owner of Sirius Equity LLP, a UK company that invests in retail and brands based in the UK and Europe. From 2008 to 2012, Mr. Bensoussan served as Executive Chairman and CEO of LK Bennett, a UK fashion retailer, and has acted as non-Executive Chairman since 2012, and he has served as non-Executive Chairman of feelunique.com (UK) since December 2012. From 2001 to 2007, Mr. Bensoussan was CEO of Jimmy Choo Ltd, a privately held UK luxury shoe wholesaler and retailer and was also a member of the Board of Jimmy Choo Ltd from 2001 to 2011. Mr. Bensoussan serves on the boards of directors of Inter Parfums Inc., a publicly-traded manufacturer of fragrances and fragrance-related products, Celio International (Belgium), a retailer of men's clothing, Zen Cars (Belgium), an electric car rental company, and Aurenis (France) a part-works publisher. Our board of directors selected Mr. Bensoussan to serve as director because he has extensive executive management and director experience in the apparel, accessories and fragrances industry. Our board of directors believes his experience as chief executive officer and director of international branded luxury goods operations provides unique insight and vision to our board of directors.

Steven Collins

Mr. Steven J. Collins is Independent Director of the Company. Mr. Collins is a Managing Director at Advent International. Mr. Collins joined Advent in 1995 and rejoined after graduate school in 2000. Mr. Collins is a member of the board of directors of Bojangles', Party City and Kirkland's, all of which are publicly traded, and Charlotte Russe, a privately-owned retailer of women's apparel. He was a member of the board of directors of Five Below Inc., a publicly-traded specialty retailer from 2010 until March 2015. Mr. Collins received a BS from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania and an MBA from Harvard School of Business. Mr. Collins was appointed to the board of directors in connection with a support agreement which gives Advent a continuing right to nominate two designees to the board of directors and the opportunity to have one of its designees serve as a co-Chairman of the Board. Our board of directors believes his experience enables him to provide valuable insights to the board of directors regarding management, accounting and financial matters as well as the relationship between the board of directors and stockholders.

Jon McNeill

Mr. Jon McNeill is Independent Director of the Company. Mr. McNeill has served as President, Global Sales, Delivery and Service of Tesla Motors, Inc. , overseeing customer-facing operations, since September 2015. Prior to joining Tesla Motors, Inc., he was the CEO of Enservio, Inc., a software company, from 2006 until 2015, and founder of multiple technology and retail companies including TruMotion, Sterling, First Notice Systems, and Trek Bicycle Stores, Inc. Mr. McNeill began his career at Bain & Company. He is a graduate of Northwestern University. Our board of directors believes his executive experience and innovative and entrepreneurial attributes will provide valuable insight to our board of directors and is aligned with our unique culture.

Martha Morfitt

Ms. Martha A. M. Morfitt is Independent Director of the Company. She has served as a principal of River Rock Partners, Inc., a business and cultural transformation consulting firm, since 2008. Ms. Morfitt served as the CEO of Airborne, Inc. from October 2009 to March 2012. She served as the President and CEO of CNS, Inc., a manufacturer and marketer of consumer healthcare products, from 2001 through March 2007. From 1998 to 2001, she was Chief Operating Officer of CNS, Inc. Ms. Morfitt currently serves on the board of directors of Graco, Inc., a publicly-traded fluid handling systems and components company. She served on the board of directors of Life Time Fitness, Inc., a publicly traded operator of fitness and athletic centers from 2008 to 2015. She received her HBA from the Richard Ivey School of Business at the University of Western Ontario, and an MBA from the Schulich School of Business at York University. Our board of directors selected Ms. Morfitt to serve as director because she has extensive public board experience, and years of leading and managing branded consumer business operations and strategic planning.

Rhoda Pitcher

Ms. Rhoda M. Pitcher is the Independent Director of the Company. She has served as Managing Partner of Rhoda M Pitcher Inc., a management consulting firm providing services in organizational strategy and the building of executive capability to Fortune 500 corporations, institutions, start-ups and non-profits. From 1978 to 1997, Ms. Pitcher co-founded, built and sold two international consulting firms. Ms. Pitcher holds a Master's degree in Organization Development from University Associates. Our board of directors selected Ms. Pitcher to serve as director because she has extensive experience in management consulting, culture development and strategic planning. Our board of directors believes her considerable knowledge of our business gained from more than 10 years as a director of lululemon makes her well suited to provide advice with respect to our strategic plans, culture and marketing programs.

Emily White

Ms. Emily White is the Independent Director of the Company. She is the founder and CEO of a mobile services start-up, Mave, Inc. She was the Chief Operating Officer of Snapchat, Inc., a photo messaging application, from January 2014 to March 2015. Prior to joining Snapchat, Ms. White was at Facebook Inc., a social networking company, from 2010 to 2013 where she held several key roles including Director of Local Business Operations, Director of Mobile Business Operations and Director of Business Operations at Instagram. From 2001 to 2010, Ms. White worked at Google where she ran North American Online Sales and Operations, Asia Pacific & Latin America business and the Emerging Business channel. She currently serves on the board of directors of the National Center for Women in IT, a non-profit coalition working to increase the participation of girls and women in computing and IT. She received a BA in Art History from Vanderbilt University. Our board of directors selected Ms. White to serve as a director because of her extensive experience with social networking and technology companies, her understanding of the demographics in which our principal customers reside and the diversity in background and experience she provides to our board of directors.

Basic Compensation

Name Fiscal Year Total

Michael Casey

267,904

David Mussafer

80,094

Laurent Potdevin

5,224,300

Stuart Haselden

3,250,440

Miguel Almeida

2,015,860

Lee Holman

990,410

Scott Stump

1,592,440

Kathryn Henry

--

Robert Bensoussan

194,404

Steven Collins

67,594

Jon McNeill

--

Martha Morfitt

219,404

Rhoda Pitcher

206,904

Emily White

200,404
As Of  31 Jan 2015