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Rapala VMC Corp (RAP1V.HE)

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Jussi Ristimaki

42 2016 Chairman of the Executive Committee, President, Chief Executive Officer

Jorma Kasslin

63 2016 Non-Executive Independent Chairman of the Board

Olli Aho

57 Executive Vice President, Company Counsel, Investor Relations and Secretary of the Board, Member of the Executive Committee

Stanislas de Castelnau

53 2016 Executive Vice President, Manufacturing Operations and Global Supply Chain Development, Head of Hook and Carp Business Unit, Member of the Executive Committee

Tom Mackin

55 2015 Member of the Executive Committee, Executive Vice President Distribution and Brands in North America

Arto Nygren

2017 Executive Vice President, Lure Manufacturing; Member of the Executive Committee

Lars Ollberg

60 2016 Member of the Executive Committee, EVP, Accessory and Outdoor Business and Distribution in Asia, Pacific, Middle East and South Africa and Global Coordination of Group’s Innovation

Victor Skvortsov

54 Executive Vice President Distribution in Russia, Belarus, Kazakhstan; Member of the Executive Committee

Aku Valta

53 2016 Executive Vice President, International (excluding North America) Lure Sales, Marketing, Brands and Communication; Member of the Executive Committee

Cyrille Viellard

39 2016 Executive Vice President, Distribution in Europe and Latin America, Shimano Partnership Coordination; Member of the Executive Committee

Louis Audemard d'Alancon

2017 Director

Marc Speeckaert

65 2005 Non-Executive Director

Emmanuel Viellard

53 2016 Non-Executive Director

Julia Aubertin

37 2014 Non-Executive Independent Director

Eero Makkonen

70 2005 Non-Executive Independent Director

Biographies

Name Description

Jussi Ristimaki

Mr. Jussi Ristimaki has been Chairman of the Executive Committee, President and Chief Executive Officer of Rapala VMC Corporation since September 1, 2016. He was Chief Financial Officer at the Company from 2010 until September 1, 2016. He was also Deputy Chief Executive Officer of the Company from September 24, 2015 until September 1, 2016. He has also been responsible for Distribution in Nordics, South Africa and Eastern Europe, excluding Russia, Overall Supply Chain and Working Capital Management. He has been Member of the Company's Executive Committee since 2010. He holds Master of Science degree in Economics from Turku School of Economics. He was previously Group Tax and Risk Manager, Rapala VMC Oyj, 2007 – 2010; Tax adviser and Vice President (Taxation), Outokumpu Group: AvestaPolarit Oyj and Outokumpu Oyj, 2000 – 2007. He has post-graduate studies, Turku School of Economics, 1998 – 2000.

Jorma Kasslin

Mr. Jorma Kasslin has served as Non-Executive Independent Chairman of the Board of Directors of Rapala VMC Corporation since September 1, 2016. He was previously President and Chief Executive Officer of the Company from 1998. Since 1998, he has also acted as Member of the Company's Board of Directors. In addition, he had been Member of the Company's Executive Committee since 1998. He joined the Company as Deputy President. He holds Master of Science degree in Technology from Helsinki University of Technology. He previously was Vice President, COO, Member of the Board of Directors, Rapala Normark Oyj, 1989 – 1998; Managing Director, Karto Oy, 1988 – 1989; Business Unit Manager, prefabricated houses, Rauma Repola Oy, 1985 – 1988; Manager, door factory, Schauman Oy, 1978 – 1985.

Olli Aho

Mr. Olli Aho serves as Executive Vice President, Company Counsel, Investor Relations and Secretary of the Board at Rapala VMC Corp. Since 1998, he has also acted as Member of the Company's Executive Committee. He is Candidate of Jurisprudence, University, Helsinki. He was Senior Associate, Loyens & Volkmaars law office, Rotterdam, 1994 – 1998; Internal Legal Counsel and International Tax Manager, Neste Oy, 1987 – 1994 and held several positions as a civil servant with the Finnish National Tax Board, 1984 – 1987.

Stanislas de Castelnau

Mr. Stanislas de Castelnau has been Executive Vice President, Manufacturing Operations and Global Supply Chain Development, Head of Hook and Carp Business Unit, Member of the Executive Committee of Rapala VMC Corporation since September 1, 2016. He was previously Executive Vice President Hook and Carp Business, Distribution in France and Switzerland, Group Manufacturing Excellence, Member of the Executive Committee at the Company since September 24, 2015. Before that, he has been Member of the Executive Committee and Head of the Fishing Hook Business and Distribution in France at Rapala VMC Corp. Since 2002, he has acted as Member of the Company's Executive Committee. He is Engineer, Centrale Paris Engineer High School. He was previously General Manager, VMC Peche SA, 2001 – 2004; Production Manager and Product Manager, Lafarge Platres, 1994 – 2000; General Manager, Visio France and SN Plasmatech, 1992 – 1993; Crew Manager, Compagnie Générale de Geophysique (CGG), Asia, 1990 – 1991; Field Engineer, Schlumberger Overseas S.A., Bangladesh, 1988 – 1989. He was Officer, Marine Commandos, France, 1986 – 1987.

Tom Mackin

Mr. Tom Mackin has been Member of the Executive Committee and Executive Vice President Distribution and Brands in North America at Rapala VMC Corp since September 24, 2015. Before that, he has been Member of the Executive Committee and Head of Distribution in the United States at the Company. He has acted as Member of the Company's Executive Committee since 2007. He holds Bachelor of Fine Arts, Arizona State University. He was Vice President of Marketing, Rapala USA, 1998 – 2003; Partner, Management Supervisor, Carmichael Lynch, 1987 – 1998; Account Manager, Bozell & Jacobs, 1984 – 1987.

Arto Nygren

Mr. Arto Nygren has been appointed Executive Vice President, Lure Manufacturing and Member of the Executive Committee at Rapala VMC Corporation effective as of January 1, 2017. Nygren has worked for the Rapala Group since 1990 and is currently heading Group's lure manufacturing unit in Batam, Indonesia.

Lars Ollberg

Mr. Lars Ollberg has been Member of the Executive Committee and Executive Vice President, Accessory and Outdoor Business and Distribution in Asia, Pacific, Middle East and South Africa and Global Coordination of Group’s Innovation of Rapala VMC Corporation since September 1, 2016. He has previously been Member of the Executive Committee, Executive Vice President Accessory and Outdoor Business, APAC & ME Distribution at the Company since September 24, 2015. Before that, he has been Member of the Executive Committee and Head of Fishing Line and Accessory Business, Head of Distribution in China and Korea at Rapala VMC Corp. He has acted as Member of the Company's Executive Committee since 2008. He has vocational Qualification in Business and Administration, Malmi Commercial College. He was Sales & Marketing Director, Rapala-accessories, 2004 – 2008; Sales & Marketing Director, Rapala-accessories, Hong Kong, 2003 – 2004; Sales Manager, Storm-lure business and Normark Suomi Oy, 1995 – 2003; Marketing Manager, Normark Europe, Netherlands and England, 1992 – 1995; Marketing Manager of Rapala lure business and Matkaaja Oy, 1988 – 1992; Factory Manager, Rapala Ireland, 1985 – 1988; Marketing Manager, Normark Suomi Oy, 1980 – 1985 and Sales Representative, Normark Suomi Oy (Perhotarvike Oy), 1978 – 1980.

Victor Skvortsov

Mr. Victor Skvortsov is Executive Vice President Distribution in Russia, Belarus, Kazakhstan and Member of the Executive Committee at Rapala VMC Corp. He has been Member of the Executive Committee at the Company since February 6, 2013. He is Engineer, Moscow Technical University. He previously was Head of Import Department, Vator Oy, 1997 – 2003; Import Manager, Karelkon Oy, 1996 – 1997; Director, Baltic Alliance Oy, 1993 – 1996; Director, Konela Oy, 1990 – 1993.

Aku Valta

Mr. Aku Valta has been Executive Vice President, International (excluding North America) Lure Sales, Marketing, Brands and Communication and Member of the Executive Committee at Rapala VMC Corporation since September 1, 2016. He has previously been Executive Vice President - International Lure Sales & Brands and Member of the Executive Committee at the Company since September 24, 2015. He holds MBA, University of Jyvaskyla, Finland. He was Managing Director, Rapala VMC Singapore 2014 – 2015; Managing Director, Rapala VMC Australia, Sydney, and Director of East Asia Distribution 2008-2013; Director of International Sales and Marketing Rapala VMC Corporation, Helsinki and Hong Kong 2001–2008; Export and sales manager Rapala VMC Corp, Singapore 1999 – 2001; Marketing Manager, PolyGram Finland 1992 – 1998; Product Manager, Sony Music Finland 1990 – 1992.

Cyrille Viellard

Mr. Cyrille Viellard has been Executive Vice President, Distribution in Europe and Latin America, Shimano Partnership Coordination and Member of the Executive Committee at Rapala VMC Corporation since September 1, 2016. He has previously been Executive Vice President Supply Chain Management, Shimano Partnership Co-ordination and Member of the Executive Committee at the Company since September 24, 2105. He holds MBA, ESSEC Graduate School of Management, Paris. He was Group Logistics Director, FSH Welding Group 2013 – 2014; Bosch Group 2003 – 2013; Logistics Director, PowerBrake Plant Llica, Spain 2009 – 2013; Manager Controlling Brakes Division, Stuttgart, Germany 2005 – 2009; Controller, Strategic Controlling Chassis Systems Division, Stuttgart, Germany 2004 -2005; Graduate Trainee Program Controlling, France, India 2003 – 2004.

Louis Audemard d'Alancon

Marc Speeckaert

Mr. Marc Speeckaert has served as Non-Executive Member of the Board of Directors of Rapala VMC Corp since 2005. He also holds the post of Managing Director of Sofina. He holds a degree in Applied Economics and Master in Business and Administration, Universite Catholique de Louvain Degree in Economical, Political and Social Sciences, Universite Catholique de Louvain. He was previosuly Managing Director, Sofina NV 2004 – 2016 (retired from Sofina NV, as from June 30, 2016); Chief Financial Officer, Chief Strategy & Business Development Officer, 1994 – 2004; Pension Funds General Manager, Chairman of the Audit Committee, Belgacom Group Chief Financial Officer, Lhoist Group, 1991 – 1994; Controller, Chief Financial Officer, Glaverbel Group, 1986 – 1991 Cost and Project Analyst, Financial Analyst, Finance Manager, ITT Corporation, 1977 – 1986; Assistant/Senior Auditor, Touche Ross & Co, 1974 – 1977.

Emmanuel Viellard

Mr. Emmanuel Viellard has served as Non-Executive Member of the Board of Directors of Rapala VMC Corp since September 1, 2016. He has previously served as Non-Executive Chairman of the Board of the Company since December 13, 2005. He has been Member of the Board of Directors at the Company since 2001. In addition, he is Chairman of the Company's Remuneration Committee. He also serves as President of Viellard Migeon & Cie and as Vice Chairman and Executive Vice President of Lisi Industries. He holds Bachelor of Arts degree and is Certified Public Accountant (CPA). He has major in entrepreneurship, Ecole de Hautes Etudes Commerciales du Nord (Lille). He previously was CEO, Blanc Aero Industries, 1998 – 2000; Deputy CEO, Blanc Aero, 1996 – 1998; Group Financial Controller, LISI Group (ex GFI Industries), 1995 – 1996; Financial Consultant, Audit Manager, Arthur Andersen, 1986 – 1995. He has been Chairman, FSH Welding Group since 2009; Judge, Belfort commercial court since 2006; Member, Cercle de l'Ill since 2000; CEO, VMC family holding Company, since 1999 and Director, Lisi and subsidiaries since 1991.

Julia Aubertin

Ms. Julia Aubertin has served as Non-Executive Independent Member of the Board of Directors of Rapala VMC Corp since April 10, 2014. She has been Deputy Managing Director at Good Gout Babyfood since 2013. She holds a Master of Science degree in Finance and Capital Markets from Ecole de Hautes Etudes Commerciales du Nord (Lille). She was National Account manager at Unilever (2010-2013) and Brand Leader Ben & Jerry’s at Unilever (2008-2010).

Eero Makkonen

Mr. Eero Makkonen has served as Non-Executive Independent Member of the Board of Directors of Rapala VMC Corp since December 13, 2005. He previously acted as Chairman of the Company's Board of Directors from 1999 until 2005. Prior to this he was Member of the Board of Directors of the Company since 1998. He is also Member of the Company's Remuneration Committee. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Engineering from Oulu Institute of Technology. He was Deputy Chairman of the Board of Directors, Skanska Oy, 2002 – 2004; Chairman of the Board of Directors, Skanska Oy, 2001 – 2002; CEO, Skanska Oy, 1994 – 2001; CEO, Haka Oy, 1992 – 1994; CEO, Insinoorirakentajat Oy, 1985 – 1991; Manager / House factory of Kauhajoki, Rauma Repola Oy, 1983 – 1985; Manager / construction industry, Oy Wilhelm Schauman Ab, 1979 – 1983; District Manager, OMP- Yhtyma Oy, Saudi Arabia, 1977 – 1978; District Manager, Vise Ky, Saudi Arabia, 1976 – 1977; Work Manager, Vesi-Seppo Ky, 1973 – 1975. He has been Chairman of the Board of Directors, Emcon Oy since 2008; Member of the Board of Directors, Thorsvik Invest Oy since 2008; Member of the Board of Directors, Consolis Holding SAS since 2008; Chairman of the Board of Directors, Elematic Oy since 2007; Member of the Board of Directors, Vicus Oy since 2007; Chairman of the Board of Directors, Hansastroi Oy since 2006; Member of the Board of Directors, Tulikivi Oyj, 2003 – 2008; Chairman of the Board of Directors, Shutdown Technologies Oy since 2003; Chairman of the Board of Directors, Kennotech Oy since 2003; Chairman of the Board of Directors, Marat As since 2001 and Chairman of the Board of Directors, Rapala VMC Oyj, 1999 – 2005.