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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

John Turner

70 2010 Non-Executive Independent Chairman of the Board

Joseph Bartolacci

55 2006 President, Chief Executive Officer, Director

Steven Nicola

55 2014 Chief Financial Officer, Secretary

David Schawk

60 2014 President-SGK Brand Solutions, Director

Steven Gackenbach

52 2011 Group President - Memorialization

Paul Rahill

58 2002 President - Cremation Division

Brian Dunn

58 2014 Executive Vice President- Strategy and Corporate Development

Gary Kohl

2016 Executive Vice President - Global New Business Development

Brian Walters

46 2009 Vice President, General Counsel

David Beck

63 2010 Vice President, Controller

Marcy Campbell

52 2014 Vice President - Human Resources

Robert Marsh

47 2014 Treasurer

Terry Dunlap

56 2015 Director

Don Quigley

60 2015 Director

Gregory Babe

58 2010 Independent Director

Katherine Dietze

58 2008 Independent Director

Alvaro Garcia-Tunon

63 2009 Independent Director

Morgan O'Brien

55 2011 Independent Director

Jerry Whitaker

65 2011 Independent Director

Biographies

Name Description

John Turner

Mr. John D. Turner is Non-Executive Independent Chairman of the Board of Matthews International Corporation since February 18, 2010. Mr. Turner retired as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Copperweld Corporation, a manufacturer of tubular and bimetallic wire products, in 2003, where he had served as Chief Executive Officer since 1988. Mr. Turner's experience, knowledge and expertise as an executive in the metal manufacturing industry are valuable resources to the Company. During his tenure as a director, Mr. Turner has also served or participated on each of the Committees of the Board, providing him with the experience and perspective of the Board's decision making process in all areas of the Company's operations. Mr. Turner also has experience as a director for several large public companies. Mr. Turner serves as Chairman of the Executive and Compensation Committees. Mr. Turner received a Bachelor's Degree in Biology from Colgate University. He currently also serves on the Board of Directors of Allegheny Technologies Incorporated, a position he has held since February 2004, and is the chairman of the Technology Committee of that Board.

Joseph Bartolacci

Mr. Joseph C. Bartolacci is President, Chief Executive Officer, Director of Matthews International Corporation. He was appointed Chief Executive Officer of the Company in 2006. Prior to his appointment as Chief Executive Officer, he was President and Chief Operating Officer of the Company since 2005. Mr. Bartolacci was elected to the Board of Directors in 2005. Prior thereto, he held various positions within Matthews, including President, Casket Division; Executive Vice President of Matthews; President, Matthews Europe; President, Caggiati, S.p.A. (a wholly-owned subsidiary of Matthews) and General Counsel of Matthews. Mr. Bartolacci provides management's perspective in Board decisions about the business and strategic direction of the Company. He has first-hand operating experience in many of the Company's diverse global businesses, and brings a well-developed understanding of the industries in which the Company operates, and the opportunities within those industries to drive shareholder value. Mr. Bartolacci received a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting from Saint Vincent College and a Juris Doctor from the University of Pittsburgh. Mr. Bartolacci serves on the newly-established Special Committee. He also serves on the Company's Pension Board, the Board of the Jas. H. Matthews & Co. Educational and Charitable Trust, and on the boards of various subsidiaries of Matthews. Mr. Bartolacci is a member of the Board of Directors of Saint Vincent College and serves as a member of the Citizens Bank Mid-Atlantic Regional Advisory Board.

Steven Nicola

Mr. Steven F. Nicola is Chief Financial Officer, Secretary of Matthews International Corporation since December 2003.

David Schawk

Mr. David A. Schawk is President, SGK Brand Solutions, Director effective July 29, 2014 of Matthews International corporation. Mr. Schawk previously served as Schawk's Chief Executive Officer from July 2012, and Chief Executive Officer and President for more than five years prior thereto. He also served on the Schawk Board of Directors since 1992. Mr. Schawk is considered well-qualified to serve on the Company's Board of Directors based on his experience as a Chief Executive Officer and director of a multinational brand development and brand management company.

Steven Gackenbach

Mr. Steven D. Gackenbach is Group President - Memorialization of Matthews International Corporation since October 31, 2011. Prior thereto he had been Chief Commercial Officer, Memorialization since January 3, 2011 when he joined the Company. Prior to joining the Company, Mr. Gackenbach served as the Senior Director of Strategy for Kraft Foods’ Cheese and Dairy Division from 2002 to 2010.

Paul Rahill

Mr. Paul F. Rahill is President - Cremation Division of Matthews International Corporation since October 2002.

Brian Dunn

Mr. Brian J. Dunn is Executive Vice President, Strategy and Corporate Development of Matthews International Corporation effective from July 24, 2014. Prior thereto, he served as Group President, Brand Solutions since February 18 2010 to July 24, 2014, Group President, Graphics and Marking Products from September 1, 2007 to January 2010 and had been President, Marking Products Division prior thereto.

Gary Kohl

Mr. Gary Kohl is Executive Vice President - Global New Business Development of the company. He has 20+ year veteran of the print and digital communications industry, Gary joined SGK from RR Donnelley, where he most recently served as group senior vice president, Digital Solutions, Global Packaging and Printed Electronics Groups. Throughout Gary's tenure at Donnelley, he held additional senior level positions in sales, marketing and general management, achieving topline growth. From driving the Group's foundational strategic plan to building new capabilities and services, Gary brings an extensive set of skills and accomplishments to SGK.

Brian Walters

Mr. Brian D. Walters is Vice President, General Counsel of Matthews International Corporation since February 19, 2009. He was appointed Vice President and General Counsel effective February 19, 2009. Mr. Walters joined the Company as Legal Counsel in 2005. Prior to joining the Company, Mr. Walters was a partner with Fried, Walters, Zuschlag & Grochmal, a law firm in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

David Beck

Mr. David F. Beck is Vice President, Controller of Matthews International Corporation since February 18, 2010. Prior thereto he had been Controller since September 15, 2003.

Marcy Campbell

Ms. Marcy L. Campbell is the Vice President - Human Resources of Matthews International Corporation effective from November 2014. Ms. Campbell served as Director, Regional Human Resources from January 2013, and as Manager, Regional Human Resources from November 2005 to December 2012.

Robert Marsh

Mr. Robert M. Marsh is treasurer of Matthews International Corporation. Mr. Marsh joined the Company as Treasurer in December 2014. Prior to joining the Company, Mr. Marsh was a partner of PNC Mezzanine Capital, the principal mezzanine investment business of The PNC Financial Services Group, LLC ("PNC"). Mr. Marsh joined PNC in 1997.

Terry Dunlap

Mr. Terry L. Dunlap has been appointed as Director of Matthews International Corporation. Mr. Dunlap currently serves as the principal of Sweetwater LLC, a consulting and investing firm with a focus on manufacturing and technology. Prior thereto, Mr. Dunlap spent 31 years with Allegheny Technologies, where he served as Executive Vice President, Flat-Rolled Products from May 2011 until his retirement in December 2014, President, ATI Allegheny Ludlum from 2002 to 2014, and Group President, ATI Flat-Rolled Products from 2008 to May 2011. Mr. Dunlap received a Bachelor of Science degree in Marketing from Indiana University of Pennsylvania and attended the Loyola University of Chicago MBA program. Mr. Dunlap serves on the Board of Directors and Compensation Committee of TimkenSteel Corp., a specialty steel producer, and is a director and a member of the Compensation Committee of Elliot Group/EBARA Corp., a global producer of turbomachinery, compressors and turbines. He also serves as the Vice President of the Indiana University of Pennsylvania Foundation Board.

Don Quigley

Mr. Don W. Quigley, Jr. is Director of Matthews International Corporation. Mr. Quigley is currently a Senior Advisor for the Boston Consulting Group, a global management consulting firm. Mr. Quigley served as President of U.S. Sales of Mondelez International, Inc., a global provider of snack food and beverage products to consumers from 2012 until his retirement in March 2015. Prior to that he served as President of Global Consumer Sales of Kimberley-Clark Corporation from 2004 to 2012, and Vice President of Sales for PepsiCo from 1998 to 2004. Mr. Quigley's experience and knowledge as a senior sales and marketing executive at consumer products companies is a valuable resource to the Company. Mr. Quigley received a Bachelor of Science degree in Business from the Kelley School at Indiana University, where he serves on the Dean's Advisory Council. He currently serves on the Board of Directors of Gold Eagle Company, a family-owned provider of automotive fluids and additives.

Gregory Babe

Mr. Gregory S. Babe is Independent Director of Matthews International Corporation since November 2010. In November 2015, Mr. Babe was appointed as the Company's Chief Technology Officer. In November 2014, Mr. Babe was appointed, on an interim basis, as the Company's Executive Vice President, Global Information Technology and Integration. Mr. Babe previously served as President and Chief Executive Officer of the start-up corporation Liquid X Printed Metals, Inc., a Carnegie Mellon University spin out. From July 2012 to June 2013, Mr. Babe served as Chief Executive Officer of Orbital Engineering, Inc., a privately held engineering services company. Mr. Babe retired as President and Chief Executive Officer of Bayer Corporation and Bayer MaterialScience LLC in June 2012. Mr. Babe was appointed President and Chief Executive Officer of Bayer Corporation and Senior Bayer Representative for the United States and Canada in October 2008. Mr. Babe was responsible for the North American activities of the worldwide Bayer Group, an international health care, nutrition and high-tech materials group based in Leverkusen, Germany. In addition, he held the position of President and Chief Executive Officer of Bayer MaterialScience LLC, a producer of polymers and high-performance plastics in North America, from July 2004 until June 2012. Mr. Babe is considered well-qualified to serve on the Company's Board of Directors based on his experience as a Chief Executive Officer of a multinational manufacturing company. He possesses a strong background in manufacturing and regulatory and government affairs. Mr. Babe is a member of the Special Committee of the Board. He serves on the Board and chairs the Audit Committee of the Benedum Foundation. Mr. Babe holds a Bachelor of Science degree in mechanical engineering from West Virginia University.

Katherine Dietze

Ms. Katherine E. Dietze (Wendy) is Independent Director of Matthews International Corporation since July 24, 2008. Ms. Dietze was Global Chief Operating Officer, Investment Banking Division of Credit Suisse First Boston, a financial services company, until her retirement in 2005. She had also held the position of Managing Director, Investment Banking. Prior to joining Credit Suisse First Boston, Ms. Dietze was a Managing Director for Salomon Brothers Inc, a financial services company. Ms. Dietze brings a strong background in global investment and financial matters. With her background in investment banking, Ms. Dietze provides a unique and valuable perspective on global financial markets, investments and financial transactions. Ms. Dietze received a Bachelor of Arts degree from Brown University and graduated from Columbia University with a Masters in Business Administration in Finance and Marketing. Ms. Dietze serves as Chairperson of the Finance Committee and is a member of the Executive Committee. She is also a director and Chairperson of the Audit Committee and a member of the Governance Committee of Cowen Group, Inc., a financial services firm. She previously served as Chairperson of the Audit Committee and member of both the Governance and Compensation Committees for LaBranche, LLC, a financial services firm purchased by the Cowen Group in June 2011. In January 2011, Ms. Dietze was elected to the Board of Trustees of Liberty Property Trust, a real estate investment trust, where she currently is a member of the Audit and Governance Committees.

Alvaro Garcia-Tunon

Mr. Alvaro Garcia-Tunon is Independent Director of Matthews International Corporation since October 2009. Mr. Garcia-Tunon retired as the Chief Financial Officer of Wabtec Corporation ("Wabtec"), a provider of products and services for the global rail industry, effective January 1, 2014. He remains with Wabtec as a strategic advisor. Mr. Garcia-Tunon was named Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer for Wabtec in February 2012. Prior to that, he was Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer and Secretary of Wabtec since December 2010. Prior thereto, he served as Senior Vice President, Chief Financial Officer and Secretary of Wabtec since 2003. Having served as the Chief Financial Officer of a public company with global operations, Mr. Garcia-Tunon has leadership skills in international business, corporate governance and risk management. He also provides the Board and the Audit Committee, of which he is a Chairman, the strong financial and accounting skills required to be considered a financial expert. Mr. Garcia-Tunon is also a member of the Executive, Nominating and Corporate Governance and Compensation Committees. In addition, he is Chairman of the Special Committee of the Board. Mr. Garcia-Tunon currently is serving on the Board of Directors of MSA Safety, a global leader in the development, manufacture and supply of safety products that protect people and facility infrastructures, since 2012, and serves on the Audit, Legal and Finance Committees of that Board. He also is a board member of the Pittsburgh Civic Light Orchestra and Senator John Heinz History Center, where he serves as its Treasurer. Mr. Garcia-Tunon graduated from the College of William and Mary with a Juris Doctor degree and is a graduate of the University of Virginia with a Bachelor of Science degree in Commerce and Accounting.

Morgan O'Brien

Mr. Morgan K. O'Brien is Independent Director of Matthews International Corporation since July 21, 2011. Mr. O'Brien has served as the President and Chief Executive Officer of Peoples Natural Gas Company LLC, a utility serving the southwestern Pennsylvania market, since February 2010. Prior thereto, Mr. O'Brien served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Duquesne Light Holdings, an electric utility company serving western Pennsylvania, since 2001. He held various senior executive positions at Duquesne Light Holdings since 1991. Prior to joining Duquesne Light Holdings, Mr. O'Brien served in various management positions at PNC Bank and at major accounting firms. As a current Chief Executive Officer with more than 10 years experience in that role, Mr. O'Brien brings significant leadership skills to the Board of Directors. With his experience in the areas of accounting and taxation, he also provides the Board and the Audit Committee, of which he is a member, with strong financial skills. Mr. O'Brien is also a member of the Compensation and Finance Committees. Mr. O'Brien received a Bachelor's degree in Business Administration and a Masters degree in taxation from Robert Morris University. Mr. O'Brien serves on the Board of Directors of Peoples Natural Gas Company LLC, HFF, Inc. and on the Board of Trustees of Robert Morris University. He also serves on the boards of several civic and charitable organizations in western Pennsylvania.

Jerry Whitaker

Mr. Jerry R. Whitaker is Independent Director of Matthews International Corporation since July 21, 2011. Mr. Whitaker was President of Electrical Sector-Americas, Eaton Corporation, a global manufacturer of highly engineered products, until his retirement in June 2011. Prior thereto, he served in various management positions at Eaton Corporation since 1994. Prior to joining Eaton Corporation, Mr. Whitaker spent 22 years with Westinghouse Electric Corporation. Mr. Whitaker's experience and knowledge as an executive in global manufacturing industries and acquisition integration are valuable resources to the Company. Mr. Whitaker is the Chairman of the Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee and a member of the Finance Committee. Mr. Whitaker received a Bachelor of Science degree from Syracuse University and a Masters in Business Administration from George Washington University. He currently serves as a director on the boards of Crescent Electric Company, an independent distributor of electrical hardware and supplies, where he is a member of the Audit Committee and Chairman of the Compensation Committee, and Sealed Air Corporation, a global leader in packaging, food safety and hygiene, where he serves on the Nominating and Governance Committee and is Chairman of the Audit Committee. He is also on the advisory board for Universal Electric Company, a manufacturer of customizable power distribution systems. Mr. Whitaker also serves on the Board of Trustees for the Carnegie Museums of Pittsburgh, as well as the boards of the Carnegie Science Center, the Energy Innovation Center and the Advisory Board of the L.C. Smith School of Engineering at Syracuse University.