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Newell Brands Inc (NWL)

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Michael Cowhig

69 2010 Independent Chairman of the Board

Mark Tarchetti

40 2016 President

Michael Polk

55 2016 Chief Executive Officer, Director

Ralph Nicoletti

58 2016 Chief Financial Officer, Executive Vice President

William Burke

55 2016 President of Jarden Group

Fiona Laird

54 2016 Executive Vice President and Chief Human Resources and Communications Officer

Joseph Arcuri

52 2016 Executive Vice President, Chief Commercial Officer

Richard Davies

53 2016 Executive Vice President, Chief Development Officer

James Cunningham

43 2016 Senior Vice President, Chief Accounting Officer (Principal Accounting Officer)

Bradford Turner

43 2016 Chief Legal Officer, Corporate Secretary

Ian Ashken

55 2016 Director

Martin Franklin

51 2016 Director

Ros L'Esperance

54 2016 Director

Thomas Clarke

64 2003 Independent Director

Kevin Conroy

55 2011 Independent Director

Scott Cowen

69 1999 Independent Director

Domenico De Sole

72 2007 Independent Director

Steven Strobel

58 2006 Independent Director

Michael Todman

58 2007 Independent Director

Raymond Viault

71 2002 Independent Director

Biographies

Name Description

Michael Cowhig

Mr. Michael T. Cowhig is an Independent Chairman of the Board of Newell Brands Inc., since February 2010. He retired in December 2006 as President, Global Technical and Manufacturing of The Procter & Gamble Company—Gillette Global Business Unit, a post he held beginning October 2005. Prior thereto, he held the position of President, Global Technical and Manufacturing of The Gillette Company from January 2004 to October 2005. Mr. Cowhig joined Gillette in 1968, and thereafter served in a variety of roles, including Senior Vice President, Global Manufacturing and Technical Operations—Stationery Products from 1996 to 1997, Senior Vice President, Manufacturing and Technical Operations—Grooming from 1997 to 2000, Senior Vice President, Global Supply Chain and Business Development from 2000 to 2002, and Senior Vice President, Global Manufacturing and Technical Operations from 2002 to 2004. Mr. Cowhig has considerable operational expertise and global leadership experience, and he has demonstrated success in meeting the demands of product innovation by leveraging manufacturing technology with an intense focus on delivering cost reductions. He also has a strong track record for operational success, proven leadership abilities and knowledge of supply chain operations. Mr. Cowhig has substantial institutional knowledge regarding the Company, including its operations and industries, due to his longstanding service to the Board. Mr. Cowhig is a former member of the Board of Directors of CCL Industries (a global specialty packaging company).

Mark Tarchetti

Mr. Mark S. Tarchetti is President of the Company. Prior to this role, he served as Executive Vice President and Chief Development Officer from January 2013 to December 2015. From September 2011 to December 2012, Mr. Tarchetti was the Director of Tarchetti & Co. Ltd., a consulting firm he founded where he advised clients, including the Company, on business strategy and change management. From 1997 to 2011, he served in a variety of senior strategic, business and finance roles at Unilever, including as Head of Corporate Strategy from 2009 to 2011, Vice President of Corporate Strategy in 2008, Finance Director of the UK Home & Personal Care business from 2007 to 2008, and Global Head of Financial Planning & Analysis from 2004 to 2007.

Michael Polk

Mr. Michael B. Polk is Chief Executive Officer, Director of the Company. Prior to his current position, he had been President, Global Foods, Home & Personal Care, Unilever (a consumer packaged goods manufacturer and marketer) since 2010. Mr. Polk joined Unilever in 2003 as Chief Operating Officer Unilever Foods USA and subsequently became President, Unilever USA in 2005. From 2007 to 2010, Mr. Polk served as President, Unilever Americas. Prior to joining Unilever, Mr. Polk spent sixteen years at Kraft Foods Inc. and three years at P&G. At Kraft Foods, Mr. Polk was President, Kraft Foods Asia Pacific, President, Biscuits and Snacks Sector, and was a member of the Kraft Foods Management Committee. Mr. Polk brings outstanding global marketing, consumer innovation, customer development and operations leadership to the Newell Rubbermaid board. He has been successful in leading multi-billion dollar brands, in managing diverse product categories and navigating complex geographies. Mr. Polk serves on the board of directors of Colgate-Palmolive Company (a manufacturer and marketer of consumer products) and is a former member of the board of directors of The Yankee Candle Company, Inc. (a manufacturer and retailer of home fragrance products).

Ralph Nicoletti

Mr. Ralph Nicoletti has been appointed as Chief Financial Officer, Executive Vice President of the Company, effective June 8, 2016. Mr. Nicoletti has served as the Executive Vice President of Tiffany & Co. (“Tiffany”) from March 2014 to the present. Prior to joining Tiffany, Mr. Nicoletti held the role of Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer for Cigna Corporation (a global health services and insurance company) from 2011 to 2013, and for Alberto Culver, Inc. (a manufacturer and distributor of beauty products), from 2007 to 2011. Previously, Mr. Nicoletti held a number of financial management positions at Kraft Foods, Inc. during his tenure there from 1979 to 2007.

William Burke

Mr. William A. Burke, III is President of Jarden Group of the Company. Prior to this role, he served as Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer from October 2012 to December 2015; President, Newell Professional from January 2012 to September 2012; President, Tools, Hardware & Commercial Products from January 2009 through 2011; and, President, Tools and Hardware from December 2007 to January 2009. Prior to these roles, he was President, North American Tools from 2004 through 2006. He served as President of the Company’s Lenox division from 2003 through 2004. From 1982 through 2002, he served in a variety of positions with The Black & Decker Corporation (a manufacturer and marketer of power tools and accessories), culminating as Vice President and General Manager of Product Service.

Fiona Laird

Ms. Fiona Laird is Executive Vice President and Chief Human Resources and Communications Officer of the Company. She joining Newell Brands following a 25-year career at Unilever. Most recently, she was Executive Vice President, Human Resources, for Global Categories, Marketing, Communications, and R&D, based in London. Previously, she was Senior Vice President, Human Resources and Communications for Unilever's North and Latin American geographies. After beginning her career at Unilever as a lawyer in the United States, Fiona moved into HR and communications, and progressed through roles of increasing scope. Laird brings to Newell Brands extensive experience in organizational change gained through numerous business integrations at Unilever, including those of Bestfoods and Alberto Culver. She also has broad expertise in HR strategy development, talent management, organization design, total rewards, and engaging employees through multiple communication channels.

Joseph Arcuri

Mr. Joseph Anthony Arcuri is Executive Vice President, Chief Commercial Officer of the Company., effective January 1, 2016. As Chief Commercial Officer, Arcuri will leverage three decades of consumer products experience to sustain the company’s building growth momentum, drive the deployment of the portfolio into new geographies, and continue to strengthen and develop the company’s margins. He will be responsible for the global commercial operations of the company and the Segment Presidents, Chief Customer Development Officer, and e-commerce lead will report to him. Arcuri most recently served as President of the Home Solutions Segment and brings nearly 30 years of global product development, marketing, and general management leadership experience from his previous roles at Procter & Gamble.

Richard Davies

Mr. Richard B. Davies is Executive Vice President, Chief Development Officer of Newell Brands Inc. Prior to these roles, from 1982 to 2012, he held positions of increasing responsibility at Unilever, most recently serving as its Global Senior Vice President - Consumer and Market Insights from 2008 to 2012.

James Cunningham

Mr. James L. Cunningham, III is Senior Vice President, Chief Accounting Officer (Principal Accounting Officer) of the Company. Mr. Cunningham previously served as the Senior Vice President and Chief Accounting Officer of Jarden Corporation (“Jarden”) from May 2012 to the present. He had also served as Jarden’s Vice President and Controller from March 2006 to May 2012. Prior to joining Jarden Corporation, he served as Assistant Controller of RR Donnelley and Sons (formerly, Moore Corporation, Limited), from March 2002 to February 2006. From December 2000 to February 2002, Mr. Cunningham served as a financial advisor at Merrill Lynch. From October 1994 to December 2000, Mr. Cunningham was with PricewaterhouseCoopers, LLP where he was an Audit Manager.

Bradford Turner

Mr. Bradford R. Turner is Chief Legal Officer, Corporate Secretary of the Company. Mr. Turner most recently served as Vice President and Deputy General Counsel, after serving in a variety of roles within the Legal Services Department. Prior to this arrival at Newell Rubbermaid in 2004, he was an associate with Troutman Sanders LLP. Turner is a member of the Georgia Bar Association, and serves as Chair of the Executive Committee of the Corporate Counsel Section. He also serves as President of the Writing Instrument Manufacturers Association. He holds both a law degree and an accounting degree from the University of Georgia, both with magna cum laude honors.

Ian Ashken

Mr. Ian G. H. Ashken has been appointed as Director of the Company, effective April 22, 2016. He is the Co-Founder of Jarden and serves as its Vice Chairman and President. Mr. Ashken was appointed to the Jarden board on June 25, 2001 and became Vice Chairman, Chief Financial Officer and Secretary of Jarden effective September 24, 2001. Mr. Ashken was Secretary of Jarden until February 15, 2007 and Chief Financial Officer until June 12, 2014. Mr. Ashken served as the Vice Chairman and/or Chief Financial Officer of three public companies, Benson Eyecare Corporation, Lumen Technologies, Inc. and Bollé Inc. between 1992 and 2000. Mr. Ashken also serves as a director of Platform Specialty Products Corporation. During the last five years, Mr. Ashken previously served as a director of GLG Partners, Inc. and Phoenix Group Holdings.

Martin Franklin

Mr. Martin E. Franklin has been appointed as Director of the Company, effective April 22, 2016. He is the Founder of Jarden and serves as its Executive Chairman. Mr. Franklin was appointed to the Jarden board on June 25, 2001, became Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Jarden effective September 24, 2001, and served as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer until June 13, 2011, at which time he began service as Executive Chairman. Mr. Franklin served as the Chairman and/or Chief Executive Officer of three public companies, Benson Eyecare Corporation, Lumen Technologies, Inc. and Bollé Inc. between 1992 and 2000. Mr. Franklin currently serves as a director of Restaurant Brands International Inc. (successor to Burger King Worldwide, Inc.), Chairman of Platform Specialty Products Corporation and Co-Chairman of Nomad Foods Limited. During the last five years, Mr. Franklin also previously served as a director of the following public companies: Liberty Acquisition Holdings (International) Company, Kenneth Cole Productions, Inc., Justice Holdings Limited and Promotora de Informaciones, S.A. (successor to Liberty Acquisition Holdings Corp.).

Ros L'Esperance

Ms. Ros L'Esperance has been appointed as Director of the Company, effective April 22, 2016. She is Group Managing Director, Head of Americas Investment Banking and Chairman of Global Investment Banking for UBS AG as of September 2014. From October 2013 to May 2014, Ms. L’Esperance was Chairman of the Global Investment Banking Division at Barclays Capital Inc. and served as a member of several Operating and Executive Committees within Barclays. Prior to being named Chairman, Ms. L’Esperance was jointly responsible for Corporate Finance and M&A at Barclays from 2008-2013. She joined Barclays in 2008 from Lehman Brothers where she was co-head of Global Corporate Finance. During her tenure at Lehman Brothers, she was also a founder and leader of the Financial Sponsors Group from 1997 through 2007 and previously was a Managing Director in the Media and Communications Group. She began her career as an Associate at Lehman Brothers in 1987. Ms. L’Esperance is an active promoter of diversity in the workplace and is also a board member of the Boys Club of New York.

Thomas Clarke

Dr. Thomas E. Clarke, Ph.D., is an Independent Director of Newell Brands Inc. He has been President, Nike Innovation of Nike, Inc. (a designer, developer and marketer of footwear, apparel, equipment and accessory products) since 2013. Dr. Clarke joined Nike, Inc. in 1980. He was appointed divisional Vice President in charge of marketing in 1987, corporate Vice President in 1989, General Manager in 1990, and he served as President and Chief Operating Officer from 1994 to 2000 and as President of New Business Ventures from 2001 to 2013. Dr. Clarke previously held various positions with Nike, Inc., primarily in research, design, development and marketing. Dr. Clarke also serves on the board of directors of Starwood, Inc. (a hotels and resorts company). Dr. Clarke has expertise in global brand management, marketing and product development as well as substantial experience in organizational development and knowledge of supply chain operations. Dr. Clarke also played an integral role in the globalization of Nike. He also has substantial institutional knowledge regarding the Company, including its operations and industries, due to his longstanding service to the Company’s Board of Directors (the “Board”).

Kevin Conroy

Mr. Kevin C. Conroy is an Independent Director of Newell Brands Inc. He has been Chief Strategy and Data Officer, and President, Digital and Enterprise Development, Univision Communications, Inc. (the premier media company serving Hispanic America) since January 2009. From 2001 to 2009, he served in a variety of senior programming, product and marketing roles at AOL LLC (a global web services company), most recently as AOL’s Executive Vice President of Global Products and Marketing. From 1995 to 2001, Mr. Conroy served in a number of roles with Bertelsmann AG (a transnational media corporation), including as Chief Marketing Officer & President, New Technology, BMG Entertainment. Mr. Conroy has significant global experience in advertising and media with particular expertise in the Internet and online and mobile media businesses. Mr. Conroy is also a director of Sotheby’s (a global auctioneer of authenticated fine art, decorative art and jewelry). He has led large global efforts to build consumer websites and software applications and has managed a number of popular Internet brands, and has been at the center of the evolution of digital media from the introduction of the enhanced CD to HDTV to the mass adoption of the web and mobile platforms.

Scott Cowen

Dr. Scott S. Cowen is Independent Director of Newell Brands Inc. He has been the President Emeritus of Tulane University and Seymour S Goodman Memorial Professor of Business since July 2014. Prior thereto, he was Distinguished University Professor and President of Tulane University and Seymour S Goodman Memorial Professor of Business since 1998. From 1984 to 1998, Dr. Cowen served as Dean and Albert J. Weatherhead III Professor of Management, Weatherhead School of Management, Case Western Reserve University. Prior to his departure in 1998, Dr. Cowen had been associated with Case Western Reserve University in various capacities since 1976. Dr. Cowen is also a director of Barnes and Noble Inc. (a book retailer), Forest City Enterprises, Inc. (a real estate developer) and NAACO Industries Inc. (a coal mining, small appliance and specialty retail manufacturer and marketer). Dr. Cowen is a former member of the Board of Directors of Jo-Ann Stores, Inc. (an operator of retail fabric shops) and American Greetings Corp. (a manufacturer of greeting cards and related merchandise). Dr. Cowen has been a director since the Company completed its merger with Rubbermaid. He has extensive academic and professional expertise in the areas of strategic financial management systems, corporate governance and leadership, including as a consultant with public companies in these areas and significant experience in crisis management (including in connection with recovery from Hurricane Katrina). Dr. Cowen also has substantial institutional knowledge regarding the Company, including its operations and industries, due to his longstanding service to the Board.

Domenico De Sole

Mr. Domenico De Sole is an Independent Director of Newell Brands Inc. He has been the Chairman of Tom Ford International since 2005. Prior thereto he was President and Chief Executive Officer of Gucci Group NV, and Chairman of the Group’s Management Board, a post he held from 1995 to 2004. From 1984 to 1994, Mr. De Sole served as Chief Executive Officer of Gucci America. Prior thereto, Mr. De Sole was a partner with Patton Boggs & Blow (a law firm) from 1970 to 1984. Mr. De Sole also serves on the Board of Directors of GAP, Inc. (a clothing retailer), Ermenegildo Zegna (a manufacturer and marketer of men’s luxury clothing), Sotheby’s (a global auctioneer of authenticated fine art, decorative art and jewelry) and is a Member of the Advisory Board of Harvard Law School. Mr. De Sole is a former member of the Boards of Directors of Bausch & Lomb Incorporated (a manufacturer and marketer of eye care products), Delta Air Lines, Inc., Labelux SA (a manufacturer and marketer of luxury apparel), The Procter & Gamble Company and Telecom Italia S.p.A. Mr. De Sole has extensive global business experience as well as significant expertise in building and developing luxury brands and strengthening global marketing and operations, all of which are relevant to the Company as it invests in growing its premium brands worldwide.

Steven Strobel

Mr. Steven J. Strobel is an Independent Director of Newell Brands Inc. He has been the Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Hill-Rom Holdings, Inc. (a manufacturer and marketer of hospital furniture, medical equipment and medical technology systems) since December 2014. Prior thereto, Mr. Strobel was the Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer and a Director of BlueStar Energy Solutions (a retail electricity supplier) from August 2009 to March 2012, when it was acquired by American Electric Power. Mr. Strobel served as Senior Vice President—Treasurer of Motorola, Inc. (a wireless and broadband communications company) from June 2007 to March 2008. He served as Motorola’s Senior Vice President—Corporate Controller from 2003 to June 2007. From 2000 to 2003, Mr. Strobel was Vice President—Finance and Treasurer for Owens Corning (a manufacturer and marketer of building material and composites systems). From 1996 to 1999, Mr. Strobel served as Owens Corning’s Vice President—Corporate Controller. From 1986 to 1996, Mr. Strobel served in a number of roles with Kraft Foods, a former division of Philip Morris Companies, Inc. (a manufacturer and marketer of consumer products). While at Kraft, he held various financial positions, including Vice President, Finance, Kraft Grocery Products Division; Vice President and Controller, Kraft USA Operations; and Chief Financial Officer, Kraft Foods Canada. Mr. Strobel has substantial experience in financial matters and leadership in both consumer and industrial markets. Mr. Strobel also has considerable experience with global, multi-divisional business models and a deep understanding of building brands and driving innovation at well-respected companies. He also has substantial institutional knowledge regarding the Company, including its operations and industries, due to his longstanding service to the Board.

Michael Todman

Mr. Michael A. Todman is an Independent Director of Newell Brands Inc. He has been Vice Chairman, Whirlpool Corporation (a manufacturer and marketer of major home appliances) since November 2014. Prior thereto, he was President, Whirlpool International since December 2009 and has been a member of the Board of Directors of Whirlpool Corporation since January 1, 2006. Prior thereto, he served as President, Whirlpool North America from June 2007 to December 2009. He served as President, Whirlpool International from January 2006 to June 2007 and served as Executive Vice President and President of Whirlpool Europe from October 2001 to January 2006. From March 2001 to October 2001, he served as Executive Vice President, North America of Whirlpool Corporation. From 1993 to 1999, Mr. Todman served in a number of roles at Whirlpool, including Senior Vice President, Sales and Marketing, North America; Vice President, Sears Sales and Marketing; Vice President, Product Management; Controller of North America; Vice President, Consumer Services, Whirlpool Europe; General Manager, Northern Europe; and Director, Finance, United Kingdom. Prior to joining Whirlpool, Mr. Todman held a variety of leadership positions at Wang Laboratories, Inc. (a developer and manufacturer of computer products) and Price Waterhouse and Co. He also serves on the Board of Directors of Brown-Forman Corporation (a manufacturer and marketer of alcoholic beverages) and on the Board of Trustees of Georgetown University and the Board of Regents of Loyola University of Chicago. Mr. Todman has distinguished international management experience as well as extensive sales and marketing leadership experience in his career with Whirlpool. He also has substantial institutional knowledge regarding the Company, including its operations and industries, due to his longstanding service to the Board.

Raymond Viault

Mr. Raymond G. Viault is an Independent Director of Newell Brands Inc. He retired in January 2006 as Vice Chairman of General Mills, Inc., a post he had held since 1996. From 1990 to 1996, Mr. Viault was President of Kraft Jacobs Suchard in Zurich, Switzerland. Mr. Viault was with Kraft General Foods for a total of 20 years, serving in a variety of major marketing and general management positions. Mr. Viault is also a director of VF Corp. (an apparel company). Mr. Viault is a former member of the board of directors of Cadbury plc (a manufacturer and marketer of foods and beverages) and Safeway Inc. (a food and drug retailer). Mr. Viault has broad experience in global brand building and general management and has substantial expertise in international matters and integration of acquired businesses and has made contributions as a board member of other organizations. He also has substantial institutional knowledge regarding the Company, including its operations and industries, due to his longstanding service to the Board.