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Ralph Lauren Corp (RL.N)

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Ralph Lauren

76 2015 Executive Chairman of the Board, Chief Creative Officer

Stefan Larsson

41 2015 President, Chief Executive Officer, Director

Jane Nielsen

52 2016 Chief Financial Officer, Corporate Senior Vice President

Valerie Hermann

53 2016 Global Brand President - Luxury, Women’s Collections, and World of Accessories

David Lauren

44 2015 Executive Vice President - Global Advertising, Marketing, and Communications, Director

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

56 2009 Independent Director

Judith McHale

69 2011 Independent Director

Robert Wright

73 2007 Independent Director

Biographies

Name Description

Ralph Lauren

Mr. Ralph Lauren serves as Executive Chairman of the Board, Chief Creative Officer of the Company., effective November, 2015. Mr. Lauren has been our Executive Chairman and Chief Creative Officer since November 2015, and 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. He founded our business in 1967. For nearly five decades, Mr. Lauren has cultivated the iconography of America into a global lifestyle brand.

Stefan Larsson

Mr. Stefan Larsson serves as President, Chief Executive Officer, Director of Ralph Lauren Corporation., effective November, 2015. Mr. Larsson has been our President and Chief Executive Officer, and a director of the Company since November 2015. He was Global President of Old Navy, Inc. a division of The Gap, Inc., from October 2012 through October 2015. Previously, Mr. Larsson held various leadership positions at H&M Hennes & Mauritz AB (“H&M”), serving as Head of Global Sales from 2010 to 2012; Head of Global Expansion from 2009 to 2010; Head of Operations, Global Expansion from 2007 to 2009; and Regional Manager, U.S. West Coast from 2005 to 2007. Prior to that, he served in numerous global roles at H&M with responsibility for products, including merchandising, planning, and production.

Jane Nielsen

Ms. Jane Hamilton Nielsen has been appointed as Chief Financial Officer, Corporate Senior Vice President of the Company, effective September 07, 2016. She has been Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Coach, Inc. since September 2011. Prior to joining Coach, Ms. Nielsen was Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Pepsi Beverages Americas and Global Nutrition Group. She held various senior financial positions at PepsiCo, Inc. from 1996 to 2011. From 1990 to 1996, she was with Marakon Associates, a global strategy consulting firm, after beginning her career in 1986 as an analyst at Credit Suisse First Boston. Ms. Nielsen has a B.A. in Economics from Smith College and an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School. She serves on the Board of Directors of Pinnacle Foods Inc. where she is Chair of the Compensation Committee and Member of the Audit Committee.

Valerie Hermann

Ms. Valerie Hermann serves as Global Brand President - Luxury, Women’s Collections, and World of Accessories of the Company. Ms. Hermann has been our Global Brand President of Luxury, Women's Collections, and World of Accessories since May 2016. She served as our President of Luxury Collections from April 2014 through April 2016. She was President and Chief Executive Officer of Reed Krakoff Co. from April 2011 through March 2014. From 2005 to 2011, Ms. Hermann served as Chief Executive Officer of Saint Laurent Paris. Prior to that, she held various positions at LVMH Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton, including Director of Women's Ready to Wear at Dior.

David Lauren

Mr. David Lauren serves as Executive Vice President - Global Advertising, Marketing, and Communications, Director of Ralph Lauren Corporation. Mr. Lauren is the Company’s Executive Vice President of Global Advertising, Marketing and Communications. He has been a director of the Company since August 2013. Mr. Lauren oversees the Company’s global print and digital advertising campaigns, corporate and fashion communications, strategic marketing partnerships, social media platforms and key philanthropic and citizenship initiatives. Mr. Lauren has been instrumental in growing the Company’s global e-commerce business and building the Company’s global fashion image as it has expanded internationally. He serves on the board of trustees of the Ralph Lauren Center for Cancer Care and Prevention and the board of directors of The National Museum of American History. Mr. 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.

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

Stefan Larsson

11,089,300

Jane Nielsen

--

Valerie Hermann

3,056,980

David Lauren

1,848,980

Arnold Aronson

181,478

John Alchin

175,478

Frank Bennack

215,478

Joyce Brown

196,478

Joel Fleishman

215,478

Hubert Joly

189,478

Judith McHale

170,656

Robert Wright

173,478
As Of  1 Apr 2016