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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Constantine Macricostas

80 2015 Executive Chairman of the Board

Peter Kirlin

55 2015 President, Chief Executive Officer

Sean Smith

46 2005 Chief Financial Officer, Senior Vice President

Christopher Progler

52 2006 Vice President, Chief Technology Officer and Strategic Planning

Richelle Burr

52 2010 Vice President, General Counsel, Secretary

Walter Fiederowicz

69 2012 Lead Independent Director

George Macricostas

46 2002 Director

Joseph Fiorita

71 1987 Independent Director

Liang Choo Hsia

67 2012 Independent Director

Mitchell Tyson

61 2004 Independent Director

R. Troy Dewar

2016 IR Contact Officer

Biographies

Name Description

Constantine Macricostas

Mr. Constantine S. Macricostas is Executive Chairman of the Board of the Company. Prior to his appointment as Executive Chairman, he served as Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer beginning in September of 2013. Mr. Macricostas also served as Chief Executive Officer and President from April 2009 to September 2013. He served as Interim Chief Executive Officer from July 20, 2008 to April 3, 2009. From February 23, 2004 to June 7, 2005, he also served as Chief Executive Officer. From January 2002 through March 2002, he temporarily assumed the position of President. Mr. Macricostas also served as Chief Executive Officer of the Company from 1974 until August 1997.

Peter Kirlin

Dr. Peter S. Kirlin, Ph.D., is President, Chief Executive Officer of the Company., effective May 4, 2015. He was President of Photronics, Inc., effective September 16, 2013. Dr. Kirlin has served as the Company’s Senior Vice President, US and Europe, since August 2008. Prior to joining the Company, Dr. Kirlin served as the Executive Chairman of Akrion, Inc. from January 2007 to July 2008, the Vice President of Business Development at Entegris, Inc. from May 2004 to September 2006 and was previously the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of DuPont Photomasks, Inc. Dr. Kirlin earned his Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering from the University of Delaware in Newark, Delaware and a Bachelor of Science degree in Chemical Engineering from Pennsylvania State University in University Park, Pennsylvania.

Sean Smith

Mr. Sean T. Smith is a Chief Financial Officer, Senior Vice President of the Company. He was promoted to Vice President and Chief Financial Officer in March 2002 after serving as Vice President and Controller. He joined Photronics in April 2000.

Christopher Progler

Dr. Christopher J. Progler is Vice President, Chief Technology Officer and Strategic Planning of the Company. Dr. Progler has been employed by Photronics since 2001 starting with the position of Corporate Chief Scientist. He was promoted to Vice President and Chief Technology Officer in 2004. In 2011 Dr. Progler assumed the added responsibility of Strategic Planning for the Company. Dr. Progler is a Fellow of SPIE - The International Society of Optics and Photonics. He serves on management boards of MP Mask, PDMC, Inpria and IMS nanofabrication. He also serves on technical advisory boards for MP Mask and the Cymer Laser division of ASML.

Richelle Burr

Ms. Richelle E. Burr is Vice President, General Counsel, Secretary of the Company. She joined Photronics in 2003 as Corporate Counsel. She was promoted to Vice President, Associate General Counsel in 2008 and was appointed Secretary in April of 2009 prior to her appointment as General Counsel in January 2010.

Walter Fiederowicz

Mr. Walter M. Fiederowicz is Lead Independent Director of Photronics Inc. Walter M. Fiederowicz has been a private investor and consultant since August 1997. Mr. Fiederowicz is Chairman of the Compensation Committee and Vice Chairman of the Audit Committee. Mr. Fiederowicz brings to the Board of Directors substantial experience in analyzing and forecasting economic conditions both domestically and internationally. Through his service on the boards of other companies, he has gained extensive experience in leadership, risk management and corporate governance matters.

George Macricostas

Mr. George Macricostas is Director of Photronics Inc. George Macricostas is Chairman of the Board, Chief Executive Officer, and a founder of RagingWire Data Centers, Inc., a company that provides secure data center infrastructure and managed information technology services to data intensive enterprises. Mr. Macricostas is a member of the Strategic Planning and Technology Development Committee of the Company. Mr. Macricostas is a member of the Board of Directors of the Jane Goodall Institute, and was a finalist in the 2007 Ernst and Young Entrepreneur of the Year program. From November 2005 to January 2007, Mr. Macricostas was Executive Vice Chairman of RagingWire. From May 2000 through November 2010, Mr. Macricostas was Chief Executive Officer of RagingWire. Prior to the founding of RagingWire, from February 1996 until April 2000, Mr. Macricostas was a senior vice president of the Company, where he was responsible for all aspects of the Company’s global information technology infrastructure. Mr. Macricostas is the son of Constantine S. Macricostas. Mr. Macricostas brings over 24 years of technical and business management experience in operations and information technology to the Board of Directors.

Joseph Fiorita

Mr. Joseph A. Fiorita Jr., CPA, is an Independent Director of Photronics Inc. He has been a partner since 1973 at Fiorita, Kornhaas & Company, P.C., an independent certified public accounting firm with offices located in Danbury and Southbury, Connecticut. He is a member of the Connecticut Society of Certified Public Accountants (CSCPA) and American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA). He serves as an advisory board member of various closely-held companies and charitable organizations. He is also a Corporator for Newtown Savings Bank. Mr. Fiorita is Chairman of the Audit Committee and Vice Chairman of the Compensation Committee. Mr. Fiorita qualifies as an audit committee financial expert as defined under Item 407 of Regulations S-K audit committee rules.

Liang Choo Hsia

Dr. Liang Choo Hsia., Ph.D., is an Independent Director of Photronics, Inc. He was formerly Senior Vice President and Senior Technical Advisor at Global Foundries. He joined Global Foundries as a result of the acquisition of Chartered Semiconductor Manufacturing where, for over ten years, he played a pivotal role in defining roadmaps for advanced node migration and oversaw the company’s participation in the Joint Development Alliance with IBM for advanced manufacturing at the 22/20nm nodes. He joined Chartered after serving for three years as Director of Technology Development of United Microelectronics Corporation in Taiwan. Prior to that, he spent over a decade with IBM as an advisory scientist in various divisions. Dr. Hsia has authored or co-authored over 100 papers and over 50 patents. He resides in Taiwan and has offices in Taiwan and Singapore. Dr. Hsia is a member of the investment committee, Semi Taiwan, he also serves as a Director on the Board of Everam, Inc. Taiwan, a mobile DRAM design house and on the Board of Sequia Microelectronics Corp., Taiwan, a design house for LED power supply chips. Dr. Hsia is Chairman of the Strategic Planning and Technology Development Committee and is a member of the Nominating Committee.

Mitchell Tyson

Mr. Mitchell G. Tyson is an Independent Director of Photronics Inc. He is an independent business strategy and innovation consultant and serves on multiple industry, government and corporate boards of directors. He is also an Adjunct Professor at the Brandeis International Business School, a partner in the Clean Energy Venture Group, a partner in Great Dome Associates, chair of the Northeast Clean Energy Council and a member of boards of the Massachusetts Technology Collaborative, Greentown Labs and Venture Café Foundation. He is also Chairman of the Board of the Bigbelly, Inc. a supplier of enterprise waste management and urban connectivity solutions. Until October 2010 he was the Chief Executive Officer and a Director of Advanced Electron Beams. Prior to joining Advanced Electron Beams in 2005, Mr. Tyson was a corporate consultant and lecturer. Previously, Mr. Tyson served as the Chief Executive Officer of PRI Automation, a publicly traded corporation that supplied automation systems including hardware, software and services to the semiconductor industry. From 1987 to 2002, he held positions of increasing management responsibility and helped transform PRI Automation from a small robotics manufacturer to the world’s leading supplier of semiconductor fab automation systems. Prior to joining PRI Automation, Mr. Tyson worked at GCA Corporation from 1985 to 1987 as Director of Product Management and served as science advisor and legislative assistant to the late U.S. Senator Paul Tsongas from 1979 to 1985. Mr. Tyson is Chairman of the Nominating Committee and a member of the Audit Committee of the Company.

R. Troy Dewar

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