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Northwest Bancshares Inc (NWBI.OQ)

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

William Wagner

63 2003 Chairman of the Board, President, Chief Executive Officer

David Westerburg

61 Chief Operating Officer, Executive Vice President

William Harvey

48 2014 Chief Financial Officer, Senior Executive Vice President - Technology, Operations, Finance, Support Division

Steven Fisher

57 2014 Senior Executive Vice President - Production, Chief Revenue Officer

Michael Smelko

47 Executive Vice President, Chief Credit Officer

Deborah Chadsey

57 2012 Independent Director

Timothy Fannin

61 2013 Independent Director

A. Paul King

71 2001 Independent Director

Richard McDowell

71 1972 Independent Director

William McKnight

63 2013 Independent Director

John Meegan

55 2010 Independent Director

Sonia Probst

56 2011 Independent Director

Philip Tredway

66 2007 Independent Director

Biographies

Name Description

William Wagner

Mr. William J. Wagner serves as Chairman of the Board, President, Chief Executive Officer of Northwest Bancshares Inc. William J. Wagner was named President and Chief Executive Officer of Northwest Bank in August 1998, President and Chief Executive Officer of Northwest Bancshares, Inc. in June 2001 and Chairman of the Board of Northwest Bank and Northwest Bancshares, Inc. in July 2003. Mr. Wagner was the Chief Financial Officer of Northwest Bank upon joining the bank in 1984 and was named Chief Operating Officer in 1996. Mr. Wagner was appointed Executive Vice President in 1992 and was elected to the Board of Directors in 1994. He serves on the Board of the Warren County Chamber of Business and Industry and the Board of the University of Pittsburgh at Bradford. Mr. Wagner is a Certified Public Accountant and holds a BS degree in accounting from Indiana University of Pennsylvania. Mr. Wagner has deep and extensive knowledge of our market area, accounting matters and banking matters, making him uniquely qualified to be our Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer.

David Westerburg

Mr. David E. Westerburg has been employed by Northwest Bank since 2000, most recently as Executive Vice President and Chief Operations Officer of Northwest Bank and Northwest Bancshares, Inc. He was formerly Senior Vice President, Operations and Chief Marketing Officer. Prior to joining Northwest Bank, Mr. Westerburg held operations, retail and marketing management positions with Integra Bank and Mahoning National Bank. Mr. Westerburg holds an Associate’s degree in Business from Bryant & Stratton College in Buffalo, New York.

William Harvey

Mr. William W. Harvey, Jr., serves as Chief Financial Officer, Senior Executive Vice President - Technology, Operations, Finance, Support Division of Northwest Bancshares Inc. William W. Harvey, Jr. has been employed by Northwest Bank since 1996 and currently serves as Senior Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer for Northwest Bank and Northwest Bancshares, Inc. He was formerly Executive Vice President, Finance and Chief Financial Officer. Prior to joining Northwest, Mr. Harvey served as a senior auditor and tax specialist for KPMG LLP in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Mr. Harvey is a Certified Public Accountant in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and holds a BS degree in accounting from the Indiana University of Pennsylvania.

Steven Fisher

Mr. Steven G. Fisher serves as Senior Executive Vice President - Production, Chief Revenue Officer of Northwest Bancshares Inc. Steven G. Fisher has been employed by Northwest Bank since 1983, most recently as Senior Executive Vice President and Chief Revenue Officer for Northwest Bank and Northwest Bancshares, Inc. He was formerly Executive Vice President of the Banking Services Group and prior to that Senior Vice President of Operations of Northwest Bank. Mr. Fisher holds a BS degree in Business Administration from West Virginia Wesleyan College and is a graduate of the Graduate School of Banking at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

Michael Smelko

Michael G. Smelko has been employed by Northwest Bank since 1997, most recently as Executive Vice President and Chief Credit Officer. He was formerly Senior Vice President of the Retail Lending Division of Northwest Bank. Prior to joining Northwest Bank, Mr. Smelko was employed by Mellon Bank in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Mr. Smelko holds a BS degree in Business from Pennsylvania State University and is a graduate of the Graduate School of Banking at the of University Wisconsin- Madison.

Deborah Chadsey

Ms. Deborah J. Chadsey serves as an Independent Director of Northwest Bancshares Inc. Deborah J. Chadsey is an attorney who has practiced law for over 27 years. She is currently a partner in the Buffalo, New York law firm Kavinoky Cook LLP. Prior to joining Kavinoky Cook LLP, Ms. Chadsey practiced law with Lippes, Silverstein as well as Phillips, Lytle, both also in Buffalo, New York. She has been on the Northwest Bank Board of Directors since December 2011. In addition, she sits on the Board of Directors of Kensington-Bailey Neighborhood Housing Services/Gloria Parks Community Center. Ms. Chadsey graduated from Columbia University Law School in New York, New York where she was a Harlen Fiske Stone Scholar and is licensed to practice law in Pennsylvania, New York, and multiple federal district, bankruptcy and appellate courts. Ms. Chadsey brings to the Board specialization and experience in environmental and municipal law as well as commercial finance, land use and contract law.

Timothy Fannin

Mr. Timothy B. Fannin is Independent Director of Northwest Bancshares Inc. Timothy B. Fannin is a retired partner from the firm Catalano, Case, Catalano & Clark-Radzieta, LLP, Certified Public Accountants headquartered in Clearfield, Pennsylvania where he worked for 28 years. Mr. Fannin is a U.S. Army Veteran and graduated from the University of Pittsburgh with a BS in Business/Public Administration and holds an MBA from Clarion University of Pennsylvania. He holds the designations of Certified Public Accountant in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, and is certified in financial forensics. In addition, he was an adjunct Professor of Accounting and Finance at Pennsylvania State University from 2007 to 2009. He has been an Advisory Board Member of Northwest Bank since 1998. Mr. Fannin’s public accounting background and professional designations assist the Board in its oversight of the audit, tax, financial reporting and risk management areas.

A. Paul King

Dr. A. Paul King serves as an Independent Director of Northwest Bancshares Inc. Dr. A. Paul King retired on July 1, 2011 from Oral Surgery of Erie, Erie, Pennsylvania, where he had been President since 1999, and was Vice President from 1974 through 1999. He was previously a Director of The Heritage Trust Company, which was acquired by Northwest Bank in 2000. Dr. King served as President of both the Erie County Dental Association and the Western Pennsylvania Society of Oral Surgeons. He is a U.S. Army Veteran and received his BA degree from Washington and Jefferson College, and his Medical degree from the University of Pittsburgh. Dr. King’s knowledge of running a small business and the Erie, Pennsylvania business environment provide an important perspective to the Board of Directors.

Richard McDowell

Dr. Richard E. McDowell serves as an Independent Director of Northwest Bancshares Inc. Dr. Richard E. McDowell is President Emeritus of the University of Pittsburgh at Bradford, Bradford, Pennsylvania. He served as President of the University from 1973 until August 2002 and during his tenure he had overall responsibility for the fiscal, academic, funding and facility management of the University’s Bradford Campus. As a member of the University of Pittsburgh’s administration, he served on numerous task forces and committees, and in a variety of University-wide capacities, including the Council of Deans. He is currently an Associate Professor who teaches courses in the departments of biology, management/entrepreneurship, and public relations. Dr. McDowell holds a BS degree from High Point University and MS and PhD. degrees from St. Louis University. Dr. McDowell brings expertise in business management, corporate governance and public relations matters.

William McKnight

Mr. William F. McKnight is Independent Director of Northwest Bancshares Inc. William F. McKnight has been the controller for Interstate Chemical Company, Inc. in Hermitage, Pennsylvania since 2006. Prior to joining Interstate Chemical Company, Inc. he was a partner with the CPA firm McGill, Power, Bell & Associates for 30 years where he specialized in tax planning and advising. Mr. McKnight holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from Drake University and is a Certified Public Accountant in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. He has been a member of Northwest Bank’s Meadville Advisory Board since September 2002. Mr. McKnight’s industry experience and background in tax and public accounting assist the Board in its oversight of the audit, tax, financial reporting and risk management areas.

John Meegan

Mr. John P. Meegan serves as an Independent Director of Northwest Bancshares Inc. John P. Meegan is Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of Hefren-Tillotson, Inc., a Pittsburgh-based investment management firm. Prior to joining Hefren-Tillotson he held various senior level positions with both regional and national brokerage firms. Mr. Meegan previously served as a director of Prestige Bank, which was acquired by Northwest Bank in 2002. He served on Northwest Bank’s Southwest Region Advisory Board since that time, and in October 2009 he was elected to the Northwest Bank Board of Directors. Mr. Meegan is a certified public accountant, having worked for KPMG LLP in New York City, and holds a degree in Economics from Amherst College and an MBA from New York University. He also serves as Chairman of the Financial Responsibility and Uniform Practice Committees for FINRA. Mr. Meegan’s extensive knowledge of investment management matters enhances the oversight of our trust and investment activities, and his work with FINRA broadens the Board of Directors’ knowledge of the capital markets.

Sonia Probst

Ms. Sonia M. Probst serves as an Independent Director of Northwest Bancshares Inc. Sonia M. Probst is the retired Chief Executive Officer of the Rouse Estate in Youngsville Pennsylvania, where she was employed for 28 years. The Rouse Estate is a campus of skilled nursing, assisted living and child day care facilities serving western Pennsylvania. In this highly regulated healthcare environment, she served as Compliance Officer and developed and oversaw the Compliance Program. In addition, she was responsible for: strategic planning; development; revenue growth; compensation and benefit structures; financial and regulatory audits; and investment management of pension, 403(b) and depreciation funds. Ms. Probst earned a BA from Lebanon Valley College and an MSW from West Virginia University. She also serves on the Warren County Chamber of Business and Industry Board of Directors and the Steering Committee for “Leadership Warren County.” Ms. Probst brings to the Board firsthand experience in managing compliance, finance and operations in a diverse, highly regulated, multiple service organization.

Philip Tredway

Mr. Philip M. Tredway serves as an Independent Director of Northwest Bancshares Inc. Philip M. Tredway has been President and Chief Executive Officer of Erie Molded Plastics, Inc., Erie, Pennsylvania since 1982. His responsibilities include management and financial reporting for the company. He serves on the Pittsburgh Region Advisory Board of the Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland. He is also a past Chairman and Board member of the Manufacturers and Business Association of Erie, Pennsylvania and past Board member and Treasurer of the Erie Community Foundation. He holds both BA and MBA degrees in Finance from Lehigh University. Mr. Tredway has extensive knowledge of financial reporting issues and his term on the Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland advisory board provides insight into regional economic conditions, the banking industry, and the regulatory environment.