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Panera Bread Co (PNRA.OQ)

PNRA.OQ on NASDAQ Stock Exchange Global Select Market

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Ronald Shaich

62 2013 Chairman of the Board, Chief Executive Officer

Blaine Hurst

59 2016 President

William Moreton

56 2015 Executive Vice Chairman of the Board

Michael Bufano

41 2015 Senior Vice President, Chief Financial Officer

Charles Chapman

53 2012 Chief Operating Officer, Executive Vice President

Kenneth Koziol

57 2015 Executive Vice President - Sourcing, Distribution and Manufacturing

John Meister

47 2013 Senior Vice President, Chief Information Officer

Scott Blair

58 2014 Senior Vice President, Chief Legal and Franchise Officer

Elizabeth Dunlap

54 2011 Senior Vice President, Chief People Officer

William Simpson

53 2015 Senior Vice President and Chief Development Officer

Domenic Colasacco

67 2008 Lead Independent Director

Fred Foulkes

74 2003 Independent Director

Larry Franklin

67 2001 Independent Director

Diane Hessan

61 2012 Independent Director

Thomas Lynch

56 2010 Independent Director

Mark Stoever

48 2016 Independent Director

James White

56 2016 Independent Director

Biographies

Name Description

Ronald Shaich

Mr. Ronald M. Shaich serves as Chairman of the Board, Chief Executive Officer of Panera Bread Co., effective August 1, 2013. Mr. Shaich is the founder of our company and has served as a member of our Board since 1981. Mr. Shaich has led our Board since 1988, serving as Chairman since May 1999 and Co-Chairman from 1988 until 1999. Mr. Shaich has served as our Chief Executive Officer or Co-Chief Executive Officer since March 2012 and previously, from January 1988 until May 2010. Mr. Shaich brings to our Board over 35 years of leadership experience in the restaurant industry and has provided the strategic vision for our company since its founding.

Blaine Hurst

Mr. Blaine E. Hurst is President of Panera Bread Co. prior to which he served as our Executive Vice President, Technology and Transformation from May 2013 to October 2014. Mr. Hurst served as our Senior Vice President, Technology and Transformation from March 2012 to May 2013 and as our Senior Vice President, Technology Business Strategies from January 2011 to March 2012. From October 2002 until January 2011, Mr. Hurst was an entrepreneur and independent consultant, assisting numerous restaurant, retail and distribution companies. From January 2001 until October 2002, Mr. Hurst served as President of eMac Digital, LLC — Restaurant Technology Solutions. He also served as Vice Chairman and President, Executive Vice President — Chief Administrative Officer and Vice President — Information Services, at Papa John’s International Inc., a chain restaurant operator, from February 1995 until December 2000.

William Moreton

Mr. William W. Moreton is appointed as Executive Vice Chairman of the Board of the Company. Mr. Moreton has served as our Executive Vice Chairman since August 2013 and as a member of our Board since May 2010. Mr. Moreton previously served as our Chief Financial Officer (Interim) from August 2014 to April 2015, our President and Co-Chief Executive Officer from March 2012 until August 2013, our President and Chief Executive Officer from May 2010 until March 2012, our Executive Vice President & Co-Chief Operating Officer from November 2008 until May 2010 and our Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer from October 1998 until March 2003. Prior to rejoining us in 2008, Mr. Moreton served as President and Chief Financial Officer of Potbelly Sandwich Works LLC, a restaurant chain, from April 2005 until January 2007. From January 2004 until April 2005, Mr. Moreton served as Chief Executive Officer of Baja Fresh, a subsidiary of Wendy’s International, Inc. Prior to Baja Fresh. Mr. Moreton served as Executive Vice President, Subsidiary Brand Management for Wendy’s, and Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Quality Dining, Inc., a leading national franchisee restaurant company. Mr. Moreton brings to our Board more than 30 years of leadership and management experience, including more than 20 years in the restaurant industry.

Michael Bufano

Mr. Michael J. Bufano is Senior Vice President, Chief Financial Officer, Principal Financial Officer of the Company., effective April 15, 2015. Mr. Bufano has served as our Senior Vice President, Chief Financial Officer since April 2015, prior to which he served as our Senior Vice President, Planning from August 2014 to April 2015 and as our Vice President of Planning from July 2010 to August 2014. Prior to joining us, Mr. Bufano served in various positions for PepsiCo, Inc., a global food and beverage company, including as Director, Strategic & Financial Planning, PepsiCo Americas Beverages from February 2008 to July 2010.

Charles Chapman

Mr. Charles J. Chapman, III, is Chief Operating Officer, Executive Vice President of Panera Bread Co. prior to which he served as our Executive Vice President, Development, New Business, and IT from November 2011 to May 2012. Mr. Chapman served on our Board from January 2008 until November 2011. From January 2001 until October 2011, Mr. Chapman served in several leadership positions at American Dairy Queen Corporation, a subsidiary of Berkshire Hathaway, including most recently as Chief Operating Officer from October 2005 to November 2011. Mr. Chapman also previously served as Chief Operating Officer of Bruegger’s Bagels Inc. and as President and co-Owner of Beantown Bagels, a Bruegger’s franchise. Additionally, he has held various marketing and operations positions with Darden Restaurants and began his career with the consulting firm Bain & Company.

Kenneth Koziol

Mr. Kenneth Koziol is Executive Vice President - Sourcing, Distribution and Manufacturing of Panera Bread Company. Prior to joining us, Mr. Koziol served as Executive Vice President, Worldwide Chief Restaurant Officer of McDonald’s Corporation, a global foodservice retailer, from January 2012 to March 2015. While at McDonald’s, he also served in a number of other leadership roles including SVP Worldwide Innovation from July 2006 to January 2012 as well as a variety of roles in Supply Chain & Quality Assurance beginning in August of 1988. Mr. Koziol also worked at Hyatt Hotels Corporation for six years where he held a variety of restaurant management and purchasing positions.

John Meister

Mr. John M. Meister serves as Senior Vice President, Chief Information Officer of Panera Bread Co., since June 2013. Prior to joining us, Mr. Meister served as Group Head – Information Technology with MasterCard Worldwide from April 1998 to June 2013. While at MasterCard, Mr. Meister was responsible for all Global Transaction Processing Systems, including Authorization, Clearing and Debit systems. In addition, Mr. Meister was responsible for the Information and Analytics platforms. From June 1991 to April 1998, Mr. Meister served as a management consultant with Accenture, where he oversaw a number of major corporate accounts.

Scott Blair

Mr. Scott G. Blair is Senior Vice President, Chief Legal and Franchise Officer of Panera Bread Co., since January 29, 2008. Previously he served as Senior Vice President, Chief Legal Officer, General Counsel and Secretary from January 2008 to August 2014. From March 2003 until January 2008, Mr. Blair served as our Special Counsel for Employee Relations and also maintained a sole proprietorship law firm concentrating on employment law. Prior to joining us, Mr. Blair previously served as a partner in the Boston law firm Stoneman, Chandler & Miller, where he represented a range of clients before the National Labor Relations Board, Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination, Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, Department of Labor and numerous other state and federal agencies.

Elizabeth Dunlap

Ms. Elizabeth A. Dunlap is Senior Vice President, Chief People Officer of Panera Bread Company., since June 2011. Ms. Dunlap previously served as Chief Human Resources Officer for Christie’s International, a global art business, from March 2008 until May 2010. From March 1997 until March 2008, she held several positions at Campbell Soup Company, including Vice President of Human Resources for Campbell’s Away From Home division and Vice President of Human Resources for Godiva Chocolatier. She has also held human resources positions at Sizzler Restaurants, Disney Consumer Products, Taco Bell and Carnation/Nestle.

William Simpson

Mr. William H. Simpson Jr., is Senior Vice President and Chief Development Officer of the Company. He returned to Panera as Senior Vice President in April 2015 after serving as Chief Operating Officer for Pizza Studio, a fast casual pizza brand, from October 2014 to March 2015. Mr. Simpson has previously served in various positions with us, including Senior Vice President, Chief Franchise Officer from October 2012 until September 2014, Senior Vice President, Chief Development Officer and Chief Franchise Officer from May 2012 until October 2013, Senior Vice President, Chief Company and Joint Venture Operations Officer from April 2006 until May 2012, Vice President, Retail Operations from February 2005 until April 2006 and Director of Retail Operations and Joint Venture Partner from November 2002 to February 2005. From June 1998 until November 2002, Mr. Simpson served as Vice President of Franchise Operations and Regional Vice President of Company Operations for Bennigan’s Restaurants, a chain restaurant operator.

Domenic Colasacco

Mr. Domenic Colasacco is Lead Independent Director of Panera Bread Co. Mr. Colasacco has served as a member of our Board since March 2000 and as our Lead Independent Director since January 2008. Since 1992, he has served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Boston Trust & Investment Management, a banking and trust company which invests in excess of $8 billion in client assets. He also serves as Chairman of its Board of Directors. Mr. Colasacco joined Boston Trust in 1974 after beginning his career in the research division of Merrill Lynch & Co. Mr. Colasacco brings to our Board over 40 years of business and executive experience and extensive knowledge of money management and our business and industry.

Fred Foulkes

Dr. Fred K. Foulkes is an Independent Director of Panera Bread Co., since June 2003. Dr. Foulkes has served as a member of our Board since June 2003. Dr. Foulkes is a professor of organization behavior at the Questrom School of Business at Boston University, a position he has held since 1980, and he founded its Human Resources Policy Institute in 1981. Dr. Foulkes served on the Board of Directors and was chairman of the Compensation Committee of Bright Horizons Family Solutions, a provider of employer-sponsored child care and work/life consulting services, from July 1998 until its acquisition in May 2008. Dr. Foulkes has authored numerous publications on human resources management, including executive compensation. Dr. Foulkes brings to our Board significant experience in business strategy and human resources management and substantial knowledge of the restaurant industry, which knowledge has in part been attained as a result of Dr. Foulkes’s tenure on our Board and through his consulting experience.

Larry Franklin

Mr. Larry J. Franklin is an Independent Director of Panera Bread Co., since June 2001. Mr. Franklin has served as a member of our Board since June 2001. He has served as the President and Chief Executive Officer of Franklin Sports, Inc., a branded sporting goods manufacturer and marketer, since 1986. Mr. Franklin joined Franklin Sports, Inc. in 1970 and served as its Executive Vice President from 1981 until 1986. Mr. Franklin currently serves on the Board of Directors of Bradford Soap International, Inc., a private manufacturer of private label soaps. He also has served as Chairman of the Board of the Sports and Fitness Industry Association, a global trade association in the sports product industry since from October 2009 to 2012, and as a member of its Executive Committee since 2000. Mr. Franklin’s leadership experience, particularly as a chief executive officer for 27 years, and broad functional skill set give him a valuable perspective on the business practices that are critical to the success of a large, growing company such as ours. During his 14-year tenure on our Board, Mr. Franklin has developed significant company and industry-specific experience.

Diane Hessan

Ms. Diane Hessan serves as Independent Director of Panera Bread Co., effective November 9, 2012. Ms. Hessan has served as a member of our Board since November 2012. Ms. Hessan has served as Chief Executive Officer and director of the Startup Institute since October 2014. From December 1999 until February 2014, Ms. Hessan served as President and Chief Executive Officer of C Space (formerly Communispace Corporation), a marketing technology company that she founded. Since March 2014, Ms. Hessan has served as Chairman of C Space. Ms. Hessan also serves on the boards of numerous organizations, including Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, CoachUp, Mass Challenge and the Tufts University Board of Trustees. She is also Special Advisor to Datapoint Capital, an early-stage venture capital firm. Through her work as a senior executive and service on numerous boards, Ms. Hessan brings market research, marketing, executive leadership and oversight experience to our Board.

Thomas Lynch

Mr. Thomas E. Lynch is an Independent Director of Panera Bread Co., since March 5, 2010. Mr. Lynch has served as a member of our Board since March 2010, and he previously served as a member of our Board from June 2003 until December 2006. Since January 2005, Mr. Lynch has served as the Senior Managing Director of Mill Road Capital, a private equity firm that he founded in January 2005. Prior to Mill Road Capital, Mr. Lynch served as a Senior Managing Director and founder of the financial advisory firm Mill Road Associates and prior to that as a Managing Director and founder of the private equity firm Lazard Capital Partners. Mr. Lynch has also been employed as a Managing Director at the Blackstone Group, an investment and advisory firm, and as a senior consultant at the Monitor Company, a strategic consulting firm. Mr. Lynch’s extensive experience as a director includes serving as chairman of the board of directors of Rubio’s Restaurants Inc., a privately held restaurant company of which Mill Road Capital is a controlling shareholder, since August 2010 and as a director of Physicians Formula Holdings, Inc., a public cosmetics company, from April 2010 to December 2012. Mr. Lynch brings to our Board more than 25 years of experience as an investor in and manager of publicly traded companies in the retail and restaurant industries.

Mark Stoever

Mr. Mark Stoever is an Independent Director of the Company. Mr. Stoever has served as a member of our Board since January 2016. Mr. Stoever has been the President of Monster Worldwide, Inc., the parent of Monster, a leading global online employment solution, since October 2015 and its Chief Operating Officer since November 2014. Mr. Stoever served as an Executive Vice President of Monster Worldwide, Inc. from November 2014 to October 2015 and as Executive Vice President, Corporate Development and Internet Advertising at Monster Worldwide, Inc. from October 2011 until November 2014. Previously, he served as an Executive Vice President of Corporate Development and Strategic Alliances at Monster Worldwide, Inc. from September 2008 to October 2011. Mr. Stoever brings to our Board significant experience in digital technologies, B2C and recruiting and human resource management.

James White

Mr. James D. White is an Independent Director of the Company. Mr. White has served as a member of our Board since January 2016. Mr. White served as the Chief Executive Officer and President of Jamba, Inc. and Jamba Juice Company, a subsidiary of Jamba Inc. and a leading health and wellness brand and leading retailer of freshly-squeezed juice, from December 2008 until January 2016. He also served as a member of the Board of Directors of Jamba, Inc. from December 2008 until January 2016, including as Chairman of the Board of Directors, from May 2010 until January 2016. Mr. White has been a director of Daymon Worldwide, Inc. since February 2010 and its Non-Executive Chairman since January 2016 and has served as a director of DeVry Education Group Inc. since June 2015. He was a director of Hillshire Brands Company from October 2012 until August 2014. Mr. White brings to our Board extensive consumer products, restaurant and senior management experience.