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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Ralph Lauren

77 2015 Executive Chairman of the Board, Chief Creative Officer

Patrice Louvet

51 2017 President, Chief Executive Officer, Director

David Lauren

45 2016 Chief Innovation Officer, Vice Chairman of the Board

Jane Nielsen

53 2016 Chief Financial Officer

Valerie Hermann

54 2016 President of Global Brands

Arnold Aronson

81 2016 Director

John Alchin

68 2007 Independent Director

Frank Bennack

83 1998 Independent Director

Joyce Brown

69 2001 Independent Director

Joel Fleishman

82 1999 Independent Director

Hubert Joly

57 2009 Independent Director

Judith McHale

70 2011 Independent Director

Robert Wright

74 2007 Independent Director

Biographies

Name Description

Ralph Lauren

Mr. Ralph Lauren serves as Executive Chairman of the Board, Chief Creative Officer of the Company. He founded our business in 1967 and, for nearly five decades, has cultivated the iconography of America into a global lifestyle brand. He is currently our Executive Chairman and Chief Creative Officer and has been a director of the Company since prior to our initial public offering in 1997. He had previously been our Chairman and Chief Executive Officer since prior to our initial public offering in 1997 until November 2015. In addition, he was previously a member of our Advisory Board or the Board of Directors of our predecessors since their organization.

Patrice Louvet

Mr. Patrice Louvet is President, Chief Executive Officer, Director of the company effective July 17, 2017. He is a brand expert with more than 25 years of experience at P&G. Over the course of his career he has overseen several different multi-billion dollar, category-leading brands and has held numerous management and leadership roles in Europe, Asia and North America. Mr. Louvet has a proven track record of improving and growing major global brands and streamlining and refocusing business units, as well as diverse experience working across multiple distribution channels inclusive of e-commerce, wholesale and directly-operated retail. Prior to his current role at P&G, which he has served in since February 2015, Mr. Louvet was Group President, Global Grooming (Gillette). He also previously served as President of P&G's Global Prestige business where he oversaw a diverse portfolio of 23 fashion brands, including Gucci and Hugo Boss. He currently serves on the board of directors of Bacardi Limited, which he joined in July 2012. He graduated from École supérieure de commerce de Paris and received his MBA from the University of Illinois. Additionally, he served in the French Navy from 1987-1989 as Naval Officer, Admiral Aide de Camp.

David Lauren

Mr. David Lauren serves as Chief Innovation Officer, Vice Chairman of the Board of the Company. From November 2010 to October 2016, he served as our Executive Vice President of Global Advertising, Marketing and Communications. Prior to that, he served in numerous leadership roles at the Company with responsibility for advertising, marketing and communications. He has been a director of the Company since August 2013. Mr. D. Lauren oversees the Company's innovation processes and capabilities to drive its brand strength and financial performance across all channels. He has been instrumental in growing the Company's global e-commerce business and pioneering our technology initiatives. He serves on the board of trustees of the Ralph Lauren Center for Cancer Care and the board of directors of The National Museum of American History. Mr. D. Lauren is also the President of The Polo Ralph Lauren Foundation. Before joining the Company in 2000, he was Editor-In-Chief and President of Swing, a general interest publication for Generation X. Mr. D. Lauren is the son of Mr. Ralph Lauren.

Jane Nielsen

Ms. Jane Hamilton Nielsen is Chief Financial Officer of the Company. She served as Chief Financial Officer of Coach, Inc. from September 2011 to August 2016. From 2009 to 2011, she was Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of PepsiCo Beverages Americas and the Global Nutrition Group, divisions of PepsiCo, Inc., with responsibility for all financial management including financial reporting, performance management, capital allocation, and strategic planning. Prior to that, Ms. Nielsen held various senior roles in finance at PepsiCo, Inc. and Pepsi Bottling Group starting in 1996. She also serves on the board of directors of Pinnacle Foods Inc. Ms. Nielsen received her M.B.A. from the Harvard Business School and B.A. from Smith College.

Valerie Hermann

Ms. Valerie Hermann serves as President of Global Brands of the Company. She has been our President, Global Brands since September 2016, with responsibility for all aspects of the development of our global brand groups, including Ralph Lauren Luxury, Polo Ralph Lauren, Lauren, Chaps, and Ralph Lauren Home. She served as our Global Brand President of Luxury, Women's Collections, and World of Accessories from April 2016 through September 2016, and was our President of Luxury Collections from April 2014 through April 2016. Ms. Hermann was President and Chief Executive Officer of Reed Krakoff Co. from April 2011 through March 2014. From 2005 to 2011, she served as Chief Executive Officer of Saint Laurent Paris. Prior to that, Ms. Hermann held various positions at LVMH Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton, including Director of Women's Ready to Wear at Dior.

Arnold Aronson

Mr. Arnold H. Aronson serves as Director of Ralph Lauren Corporation. Mr. Aronson has been a director of the Company since November 2001. He has been a Managing Director, Retail Strategies at Kurt Salmon, a global management consulting firm specializing in services to retail and consumer products companies, since 1997. In his career, he served as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Saks Fifth Avenue, Inc., The Batus Retail Group (the then parent entity of, among others, Saks Fifth Avenue, Marshall Fields and Kohl’s) and subsequently, Woodward & Lothrop/John Wanamaker. Mr. Aronson currently serves as a member of the board of trustees, and its executive committee, of The New School University and is a member of the board of governors and former Chairman of its Parsons School of Design.

John Alchin

Mr. John R. Alchin serves as an Independent Director of Ralph Lauren Corporation. Mr. Alchin has been a director of the Company since February 2007. He served as Executive Vice President and Co-Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer of Comcast Corporation, a broadband cable provider offering a variety of consumer entertainment and communication products and services, from November 2002 to December 2007. Prior to that, he served as Executive Vice President and Treasurer of Comcast Corporation from January 2000 to November 2002. Mr. Alchin joined Comcast Corporation in 1990 as Senior Vice President and Treasurer. He is currently a member of the board of trustees of BNY Mellon Funds Trust, the board of trustees of the Philadelphia Museum of Art (“PMA”), the board of directors of Xplornet Communications Inc. (“Xplornet”), and the advisory group of Catalyst Investors. Mr. Alchin also serves on the audit committee of BNY Mellon Funds Trust, as Chairman of the PMA finance committee and Chairman of the audit and finance committee of Xplornet. Prior to serving on the board of trustees of BNY Mellon Funds Trust, he served as a member of the board of directors and on the audit committee of BNY Hamilton Funds, Inc.

Frank Bennack

Mr. Frank A. Bennack, Jr., serves as an Independent Director of Ralph Lauren Corporation. Mr. Bennack has been a director of the Company since January 1998. He is Executive Vice Chairman of The Hearst Corporation (“Hearst”) and served as Hearst’s Chief Executive Officer from 1979 to 2002 and then again from June 2008 to June 2013. Mr. Bennack has been the Chairman of the executive committee and Executive Vice Chairman of the board of directors of Hearst since 2002. He serves on the board of Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts, and is also Chairman of the New York-Presbyterian Hospital and The Paley Center for Media, and a Managing Director of the Metropolitan Opera.

Joyce Brown

Dr. Joyce F. Brown serves as Independent Director of Ralph Lauren Corporation. Dr. Brown has been a director of the Company since May 2001. She has been the President of the Fashion Institute of Technology (“FIT”) and Chief Executive Officer of the FIT Foundation since 1998. From 1983 to 1992, Dr. Brown served as Vice Chancellor, as well as the University Dean of the City University of New York and Acting President of Baruch College. From 1993 to 1994, she served as the Deputy Mayor of Public and Community Affairs for the City of New York. From 1994 to 1998, she was a Professor of Clinical Psychology at the Graduate School and University Center of the City University of New York, where she is now Professor Emerita. Dr. Brown has previously served on the boards of USEC Inc., PAXAR Corporation and Linens ‘n Things, Inc.

Joel Fleishman

Mr. Joel L. Fleishman serves as an Independent Director of Ralph Lauren Corporation. Mr. Fleishman, a director of the Company since January 1999, has been Professor of Law and Public Policy at the Sanford School of Public Policy at Duke University since 1971 and the Director of the Samuel and Ronnie Heyman Center for Ethics, Public Policy and the Professions at Duke University since 1991. He is also the Director of the Center for Strategic Philanthropy and Civil Society. He is a founding member of the board of trustees of the Partnership for Public Service, on which he continues to serve, and also serves on the board of The Hunt Institute. Mr. Fleishman also previously served on the boards of Boston Scientific Corporation and the Urban Institute, including serving as Chairman of the Urban Institute’s board of trustees from 2004 to 2014. He continues to serve as a Life Trustee of the Urban Institute.

Hubert Joly

Mr. Hubert Joly serves as an Independent Director of Ralph Lauren Corporation. Mr. Joly has been a director of the Company since June 2009. He has served as the President and Chief Executive Officer of Best Buy Co., Inc. (“Best Buy”) since September 2012. Mr. Joly also serves as a member of Best Buy’s board of directors and has been its Chairman since June 2015. Previously, he served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Carlson from 2008 to 2012, after he joined Carlson in 2004 as President and Chief Executive Officer of Carlson Wagonlit Travel. He also previously served as Executive Vice President, American Assets at Vivendi Universal from 2002 to 2004 and in various other positions at Vivendi Universal since 1999. Mr. Joly is currently a member of the executive committee of the Minnesota Business Partnership, the board of directors of the Retail Industry Leaders Association, and the board of trustees of the Minneapolis Institute of Art. He previously served on the boards of Carlson, The Rezidor Hotel Group, Carlson Wagonlit Travel and the World Travel and Tourism Council.

Judith McHale

Ms. Judith A. McHale serves as an Independent Director of Ralph Lauren Corporation. Ms. McHale was appointed a director of the Company in November 2011 and also served as a director of the Company from 2001 to 2009. She has served as the President and Chief Executive Officer of Cane Investments, LLC since 2011. Ms. McHale previously served as the Under Secretary of State for Public Diplomacy and Public Affairs for the U.S. Department of State from 2009 to 2011. In 2006, Ms. McHale worked in partnership with the Global Environment Fund, a private equity firm, to launch the GEF/Africa Growth Fund, an investment vehicle intending to focus on supplying expansion capital to small and medium-sized enterprises that provide consumer goods and services in emerging African markets. From June 2004 to December 2006, Ms. McHale served as the President and Chief Executive Officer of Discovery Communications, Inc., the parent company of Discovery Channel, and served as its President and Chief Operating Officer from 1995 to 2004. She currently serves on the boards of SeaWorld Entertainment, Inc., Hilton Worldwide Holdings Inc. and Yellow Pages Group. She has previously served on the boards of directors of Host Hotel & Resorts, Inc., DigitalGlobe Inc., John Hancock Financial Services, Inc. and Potomac Electric Power Company.

Robert Wright

Mr. Robert C. Wright serves as Independent Director of Ralph Lauren Corporation. Mr. Wright has been a director of the Company since May 2007. He is a Co-Founder of Autism Speaks and has been a Senior Advisor at Lee Equity Partners, LLC, an investment firm, since May 2008 and Chief Executive Officer of the Palm Beach Civic Association since April 2010. He served as the Vice Chairman of the board of directors of General Electric Company (“GE”) and as an Executive Officer and a member of the Corporate Executive Office of GE from 2000 to May 2008. Mr. Wright joined NBC as President and Chief Executive Officer in 1986, and was made Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of the network in 2001. He then served as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of NBC Universal from 2004 to 2007. Prior to his association with NBC and NBC Universal, Mr. Wright served as President of General Electric Financial Services and, before that, as President of Cox Cable Communications. Mr. Wright serves on the board of directors of AMC Networks Inc. and the board of trustees of the New York-Presbyterian Hospital. He has previously served on the board of directors of GE, NBC Universal and EMI Group Global Inc. and the board of trustees for RAND Corporation.

Basic Compensation

Name Fiscal Year Total

Ralph Lauren

17,159,600

Patrice Louvet

--

David Lauren

1,848,980

Jane Nielsen

--

Valerie Hermann

3,056,980

Arnold Aronson

303,936

John Alchin

297,936

Frank Bennack

333,936

Joyce Brown

318,936

Joel Fleishman

331,936

Hubert Joly

307,936

Judith McHale

295,936

Robert Wright

295,936
As Of  1 Apr 2016