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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Laura Carstensen

54 2016 Non-Executive Chairman of the Board

Chris Houghton

56 2012 Chief Executive Officer, Executive Director

Martin Stewart

54 2014 Group Finance Director, Executive Director

Russell Fairbrother

2014 General Counsel, Company Secretary

Gary Woods

58 2001 Executive Director

Michael de Kare-Silver

58 2013 Non-Executive Director

John Gittins

56 2016 Non-Executive Director

Biographies

Name Description

Laura Carstensen

Ms. Laura Carstensen has been appointed as Non-Executive Chairman of the Board of Park Group PLC., effective 3 June 2016. Laura Carstensen joined the Board of Park as a non-executive director in 2013 and chairs its Audit Committee. She is a former partner in Slaughter and May where she specialised in competition and regulation law and, since leaving the firm in 2005, has held a wide range of both private and public sector roles and Ministerial appointments, including Deputy Chairman of the Competition Commission (leading, among others, the inquiry into Statutory Audit of the FTSE 350). Laura is currently a Commissioner of the Equality & Human Rights Commission (leading, among others, the recent report on gender diversity on FTSE 350 Boards) and a Trustee of National Museums Liverpool. She has been a non-executive director of The Co-operative Bank PLC since 2014, and is Chair of its Values and Ethics Committee.

Chris Houghton

Mr. Chris Houghton is Chief Executive Officer, Executive Director of Park Group PLC. He was appointed to the board on 11 October 2000 and became chief executive officer on 11 April 2012. He is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants and joined the group as group accountant in 1986. He became group finance director on 29 March 2001 and up to his appointment as chief executive officer was previously group managing director. He has a service agreement with the company entered into on 1 April 2012 which requires 12 months’ notice of termination by either party.

Martin Stewart

Mr. Martin R. Stewart is Group Finance Director, Executive Director of Park Group PLC. He was appointed to the board on 1 November 2004 and is the group finance director. He is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales and joined the group from Eddie Stobart Group PLC, where he was group finance director. Prior to this he was with UK Waste Management Limited from 1992 to 2000, from 1997 as group finance director, and earlier in his career held financial positions with The Littlewoods Organisation, ICI PLC and Price Waterhouse.

Russell Fairbrother

Gary Woods

Mr. Gary A. Woods is Executive Director of Park Group PLC., since 29 March 2001. He joined the group with the acquisition of Chrisco Hampers in 1980 and has gained wide experience in divisional roles. He is managing director of Park Retail Limited. He has a service agreement with the company entered into on 29 June 2001 which requires 12 months’ notice of termination by either party.

Michael de Kare-Silver

Mr. Michael de Kare-Silver has been appointed as Non-Executive Director of Park Group PLC., effective September 23, 2013. He is an advisor and business consultant to the digital, e-commerce and mobile communications sectors. His experience includes: identifying opportunities for corporates to implement technology-enabled change and helping businesses grow by advising on new strategies; go-to-market plans; and team-building. He has previously served as a main board director at a number of companies including FTSE 100 GUS plc and FTSE 250 Thus Group plc. He also headed up Argos.co.uk, Experian.com and Burberry online as CEO of GUSco.com and founded successful start-ups born2learn.com and MyFaveShop.com. Michael was Managing Director at major digital technology marketing agencies Digitas and AKQA and served as Chairman at WIN plc and Breeze Tech. Early in his career he gained valuable experience at both Procter & Gamble and McKinsey & Company. Michael is a Law graduate from St. Catharine's College Cambridge.

John Gittins

Mr. John Anthony Gittins is the Non-Executive Director of the Company. John brings with him an executive PLC track record of relevant experience, spanning more than 20 years as a Chief Financial Officer across a number of sectors and territories, as well as over six years' experience as an independent non-executive director. His previous executive roles include Group Finance Director of Fairpoint Group plc, an AIM listed provider of consumer financial and professional services, Begbies Traynor Group plc and Spring Group plc. He also serves as independent non-executive director and Chairman of the Audit Committee on the Board of Nichols plc, the AIM listed international soft drinks business and in July 2016 was appointed finance trustee of Claire House Children's Hospice. A graduate of the London School of Economics, John is a Chartered Accountant.

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