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Marks and Spencer Group PLC (MKS.L)

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Robert Swannell

2011 Independent Non-Executive Chairman of the Board

Steve Rowe

2016 Chief Executive, Executive Director - General Merchandise

Helen Weir

54 2015 Chief Financial Officer, Executive Director

Patrick Bousquet-Chavanne

59 2016 Executive Director of Customer, Marketing & M&S.com

Laura Wade-Gery

48 2016 Executive Director - Multi-channel E-commerce, Director

Amanda Mellor

52 2009 Group Secretary, Head of Corporate Governance

Alison Brittain

51 2014 Non-Executive Director

Andrew Fisher

2015 Non-Executive Director

Richard Solomons

2015 Non-Executive Independent Director

Manvinder Banga

61 2015 Senior Independent Non-Executive Director

Miranda Curtis

61 2012 Non-Executive Independent Director

Andrew Halford

57 2013 Non-Executive Independent Director

Biographies

Name Description

Robert Swannell

Mr. Robert W. A. Swannell is no longer Independent Non-Executive Chairman of the Board of Marks and Spencer Group PLC. effective from 1 September 2017. He is a Chartered Accountant and Barrister. He possesses a knowledge of many different business sectors, banking and the City acquired over a 33 year career in investment banking and government and regulatory experience from roles with BIS, the Take-Over Appeal Board and the FCA. His board experience covers a diverse range of industries including retail, private equity and real estate. His leadership in the area of governance continues to promote robust debate and drive a culture of openness in the boardroom. Robert was previously Senior Independent Director of both British Land and 3i Group and Chairman of HMV. Other roles: Chairman of Governing body of Rugby School, Trustee of Kew Foundation.

Steve Rowe

Mr. Steve Rowe is Chief Executive, Executive Director - General Merchandise of Marks and Spencer Group plc. He joined Marks & Spencer in 1989 where he progressed in a variety of roles within store management. He joined Head Office in 1992 as a Merchandiser for Menswear, working across all areas of the Group. In 1998 he became Category Manager in the Furniture Department, leading the team developing the Home Growth Strategy. Steve was appointed Head of Home categories in 2003 going on to become Director of Home in 2004. Between 2004 and 2008 Steve also assumed responsibility for Beauty and New Business Development. He was appointed Director of Retail and a member of the Executive Committee in March 2008 becoming Director of Retail and E-commerce in 2009, reverting to Director of Retail in 2011, before being appointed as Executive Director, Food in October 2012. Under his leadership, the Food division has continued to achieved strong growth, broadened its range of quality and innovative products, and maintained high customer satisfaction ratings. Steve was a Director on the Strategic Board of The New West End Company from 2008 to 2014.

Helen Weir

Ms. Helen A. Weir, CBE serves as Chief Financial Officer, Executive Director of the Company. She is an Accountant, with over 20 years’ experience in the fi nance and retail sectors. She brings substantial strategic fi nancial experience, and a wealth of signifi cant retail and consumer experience to the Board. Helen has strong listed company experience having been group fi nance director, executive director, and non-executive director on the Board of a number of major listed companies. Helen is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants and was awarded a CBE for services to Finance in 2008.

Patrick Bousquet-Chavanne

Mr. Patrick Bousquet-Chavanne is Executive Director of Customer, Marketing & M&S.com of the Company. Patrick joined M&S in September 2012 as Director of Strategy implementation and Business Development and has played a key role in creating the new marketing strategy for Womenswear. His experience of the consumer goods industry was built up over a career spanning more than 25 years, with 15 years spent in senior global brand management positions in London, Paris and New York. He joined Estée Lauder in 1989 as Vice President and General Manager of Aramis International and was appointed to Lauder’s executive committee in 1998. Patrick became Group President of the Estée Lauder Companies in 2001, stepping down in 2008 to pursue opportunities in the internet and new technology fields. Other roles: Non-executive director of Brown-Forman Inc.

Laura Wade-Gery

Ms. Laura Wade-Gery is Executive Director - Multi-channel E-commerce, Director of the Company. She has considerable retail and consumer experience, including e-commerce knowledge acquired from her previous roles at Tesco plc, including Chief Executive Officer of Tesco.com and Tesco Direct. Laura continues to drive the improvement and modernisation of e-commerce and multi-channel capabilities. She was previously a non-executive director of Trinity Mirror plc and has held a variety of roles at Gemini Consulting and Kleinwort Benson. Her other roles are Trustee of Royal Opera House Covent Garden Limited, Member of the Government’s Digital Advisory Board and a Trustee of Aldeburgh Music She is back from her maternity leave in September 2016.

Amanda Mellor

Ms. Amanda J. Mellor is Group Secretary, Head of Corporate Governance of Marks and Spencer Group PLC. She was appointed as non-executive director of Kier Group on 1 December 2011.

Alison Brittain

Ms. Alison Brittain is Non-Executive Director of the Company. She is currently Group Director for the Retail Division of Lloyds Banking Group plc. She brings significant financial and commercial experience combined with considerable knowledge of running customer facing retail branch networks. Alison will join the Nomination Committee on her appointment. Brittain was appointed Group Director, Retail at Lloyds in 2012 having joined from Santander in 2011, where she was Executive Director, Retail. Prior to that Alison spent nearly 20 years with Barclays, including director of the Barclays and Woolwich retail networks and managing director of Barclays Business Banking. .

Andrew Fisher

Mr. Andrew Fisher has been appointed as Non-Executive Director of the Company, with effect from 1 December 2015. Andrew is currently Chairman of Shazam, one of the world's top 20 apps that helps people recognise and engage with the world around them. He joined Shazam in 2005 as Chief Executive Officer. Under his leadership, Shazam has grown into a global mobile service with over 750 million users across 200 countries. Andrew will bring strong digital services, consumer insight and international experience to the M&S Board. Andrew is also a Non-Executive Director of MoneySupermarket Group plc where he sits on the Risk and Nomination Committees and Chairs the Remuneration Committee. He is also a member of the Advisory Board to the Secretary of State for the current review of the BBC Charter.

Richard Solomons

Mr. Richard Solomons is Non-Executive Independent Director of the Company. Richard is currently Chief Executive Officer of InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG). Richard joined IHG (and its predecessor and affiliated companies) in 1992 and worked in a number of senior roles, including operational, across the business until his appointment to the Board of IHG as Chief Financial Officer in 2003. He was appointed CEO in July 2011. Richard will bring strong commercial, financial, consumer, branding and global experience to the M&S Board.

Manvinder Banga

Mr. Manvinder Singh Banga(Vindi) is Senior Independent Non-Executive Director of Marks and Spencer Group PLC. He was employed in a number of senior roles during his 33 years with Unilever, including as President of the Foods, Home and Personal Care Businesses and as Chairman and Managing Director of Hindustan Lever Limited. He is now a Partner at Clayton Dubilier & Rice, a Non-executive Director of Thomson Reuters and a member of the Prime Minister of India's Council of Trade and Industry.

Miranda Curtis

Ms. Miranda T. Curtis is no longer serves as Non-Executive Independent Director of Marks and Spencer Group PLC., effective from 1st February 2018. Her brings experience of the international consumer and technology sectors and knowledge of the global broadband cable industry. During Miranda’s 20-year career with Liberty she led the company’s investments in digital distribution and content operations across Continental Europe and Asia-Pacific, most notably in Japan. She was previously a non-executive director of National Express Group plc. Her other roles are Chairman of Waterstones, non-executive director of Liberty Global, board member of both the Institute for Government and the Royal Shakespeare Company, Deputy Chairman of Garsington Opera and Vice Chairman of African girls’ education charity, Camfed.

Andrew Halford

Mr. Andrew Halford is Non-Executive Independent Director of Marks and Spencer Group Plc., since January 1, 2013. He joined Vodafone in 1999 as Financial Director of Vodafone Limited, becoming Financial Director for Vodafone’s Northern Europe, Middle East and Africa Regions in 2001. He was previously Chief Financial Officer of Verizon Wireless in the US and Group Finance Director of East Midlands Electricity plc. He is a former Chairman of The Hundred Group of Finance Directors in the UK. He is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales. Other roles: Chief Financial Officer of Vodafone Group plc and a member of the Board of Representatives of the Verizon Wireless Partnership.

Basic Compensation

Name Fiscal Year Total

Robert Swannell

470,000

Steve Rowe

1,019,000

Helen Weir

1,566,000

Patrick Bousquet-Chavanne

1,130,000

Laura Wade-Gery

821,000

Amanda Mellor

--

Alison Brittain

70,000

Andrew Fisher

23,000

Richard Solomons

68,000

Manvinder Banga

100,000

Miranda Curtis

70,000

Andrew Halford

85,000
As Of  1 Apr 2016