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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Jonathan Michael

63 2011 Chairman of the Board, President, Chief Executive Officer

Thomas Brown

60 2015 Chief Financial Officer, Vice President

Craig Kliethermes

52 2016 President & Chief Operating Officer - RLI Insurance Company

Jeffrey Fick

56 2016 Sr. Vice President, Chief Legal Officer

Aaron Diefenthaler

43 2014 Chief Investment Officer, Vice President, Treasurer

Todd Bryant

48 2014 Vice President - Finance, Controller

Daniel Kennedy

52 2016 Vice President, General Counsel

Betsy McLaughlin

2017 Vice President, Chief Claim Counsel

Jennifer Klobnak

45 2016 Sr. Vice President, Operations of the Company’s principal insurance subsidiaries

David Duclos

57 2017 Director

Michael Stone

68 2015 Director

Kaj Ahlmann

66 2009 Independent Director

Barbara Allen

64 2006 Independent Director

Michael Angelina

50 2013 Independent Director

John Baily

73 2003 Independent Director

Calvin Butler

47 2016 Independent Director

Jordan Graham

56 2004 Independent Director

F. Lynn McPheeters

74 2000 Independent Director

Robert Restrepo

66 2016 Independent Director

James Scanlan

62 2015 Independent Director

Aaron Jacoby

VP, Corporate Development

Biographies

Name Description

Jonathan Michael

Mr. Jonathan E. Michael serves as Chairman of the Board, President and Chief Executive Officer of the Company. Mr. Michael has been Chairman of the Board since May 5, 2011 and President & CEO of the Company since January 1, 2001. He was elected Chairman of the Board & CEO of the Company’s principal insurance subsidiaries January 1, 2002. Mr. Michael joined the Company in 1982 and has held various managerial and executive officer positions, including Controller, Vice President, Finance/Chief Financial Officer. Additionally, as Executive Vice President he was responsible for running the Company’s insurance operations for several years before becoming Chief Operating Officer in 1994. Prior to 1982, Mr. Michael was associated with Coopers & Lybrand LLP. He serves on the Board of Directors of investment management software maker SS&C Technologies Holdings, Inc. and sunglass manufacturer Maui Jim, Inc. He is currently a member of the OSF St. Francis Medical Center Community Advisory Board, a member of the OSF Healthcare Foundation Board, a member of the Illinois Neurological Institute Advisory Board, Vice Chairman and member of Central Illinois Easter Seals Foundation Board of Trustees, and a member of the Bradley University Board of Trustees. He is a member and Past Chair of the Property Casualty Insurers Association Board of Governors. He has a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from Ohio Dominican College.

Thomas Brown

Mr. Thomas L. Brown serves as Chief Financial Officer, Vice President of the Company. He was Chief Financial Officer, Vice President, Treasurer of RLI Corp. Prior to joining RLI, Mr. Brown worked for over 30 years at PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP in Chicago, Illinois, where he most recently served as Vice Chair and Partner and was the lead engagement partner on numerous engagement teams assisting Fortune 500 insurance companies. Mr. Brown is a CPA and holds a B.S. in Accounting from Illinois Wesleyan University. Mr. Brown currently serves on the Illinois Wesleyan University Board of Trustees, and previously served on the Insurance Companies Committee of the AICPA.

Craig Kliethermes

Mr. Craig W. Kliethermes serves as President & Chief Operating Officer - RLI Insurance of the Company. He is no longer as Executive Vice President - Operations of principal insurance, subsidiaries of RLI Corp. Mr. Kliethermes joined the Company as Vice President, Actuarial Services in April 2006. In February 2009, Mr. Kliethermes was promoted to Senior Vice President, Risk Services. Previously he was Senior Vice President, Quantitative Analyst for Lockton Companies from January 2006 through April 2006. Mr. Kliethermes was Assistant Vice President, Employers Reinsurance Corporation and Vice President, Westport, both a part of GE Insurance Solutions, from May 1998 through January 2006.

Jeffrey Fick

Mr. Jeffrey D. Fick was Senior Vice President, Chief Legal Officer of the Company.Mr. Fick was promoted to Sr. Vice President, Chief Legal Officer in October 2016. Previously he was Vice President, Human Resources at Snap-On, Inc., Diagnostic and Information Division. He also served as the Vice President, Human Resources of HNI Corporation, a publicly traded manufacturer and retailer of office furniture and hearth products, where he was employed from March 1994 through January 2005.

Aaron Diefenthaler

Mr. Aaron P. Diefenthaler is a Chief Investment Officer, Vice President, Treasurer of the Company. He was Vice President, Chief Investment Officer of RLI Corp. Mr. Diefenthaler was Principal and Portfolio Manager with AAM Insurance Investment Management from 2002 to January 2012. He comes to RLI with 16 years of investment and operations experience. Prior to joining RLI, he was a Principal and Portfolio Manager with AAM Insurance Investment Management where he managed investment portfolios for numerous insurance companies. Diefenthaler earned a B.S. in Finance from Indiana University and a M.B.A. from DePaul University's Kellstadt Graduate School of Business. In addition, he holds the CFA designation.

Todd Bryant

Mr. Todd Wayne Bryant is a Vice President - Finance and Controller of the Company. Mr. Todd Wayne Bryant was Vice President, Controller of RLI Corp. Prior to his promotion, Mr. Bryant had been Assistant Vice President, Financial Reporting since August 2006, and previously held various managerial and accounting positions since he joined the Company in 1993.

Daniel Kennedy

Mr. Daniel O. Kennedy is a Vice President and General Counsel of the Company. Mr. Kennedy voluntarily left the Company in October 2016. Pursuant to Item 402 of Regulation S-K, Mr. Kennedy is included as an Executive Officer because he would have been an NEO had he been employed at the Company at the end of the fiscal year. He is Officer since 2006. Kennedy holds a B.B.A. from Western Michigan University and a J.D. from Wake Forest University.

Betsy McLaughlin

Ms. Betsy McLaughlin has been appointed as Vice President, Chief Claim Counsel of the Company, effective April 1, 2017. McLaughlin joined RLI in 2000 as Director, Claim, and held various positions in the Claim Department until being promoted to Vice President, Claim Counsel in 2015. McLaughlin has more than 20 years of insurance industry experience.

Jennifer Klobnak

Ms. Jennifer L. Klobnak is a Senior Vice President, Operations of the Company’s principal insurance subsidiaries of the Company. Ms. Klobnak was promoted to Sr. Vice President, Operations of the Company’s principal insurance subsidiaries in January 2016. Prior to her promotion Ms. Klobnak had been Senior Vice President, Risk Services from May 2014 through December 2015, Vice President, Risk Services from July 2012 through April 2014, and Assistant Vice President, Risk Services from May 2009 through June 2012.

David Duclos

Mr. David B. Duclos is the Director of RLI Corp. Mr Duclos is a retired Chief Executive of XL Group plc Insurance Operations, and currently serves as a consultant for XL Group plc. He has more than 32 years of insurance industry experience, and has held leadership positions at XL Group plc, Kemper Insurance Company and CIGNA Corporation. He holds a bachelor’s degree from Eastern Illinois University and is a graduate of the Advanced Insurance Executive Education Program from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania.

Michael Stone

Mr. Michael J. Stone serves as Director of the Company. Mr. Stone is the former President and Chief Operating Officer of the Company’s principal insurance subsidiaries from January 2002 until his retirement in December 2015, where his responsibilities included the overall direction of the companies. Mr. Stone joined the Company in May 1996 and held various executive officer positions, including Vice President, Claim, Senior Vice President and Executive Vice President. From 1977 to May 1996, Mr. Stone held various managerial and executive officer positions with Travelers Insurance Group. Mr. Stone serves as Chairman of the Board on the Board of Directors for UnityPoint Health and South Side Trust & Savings Bank. He has a Bachelor’s degree in Political Science from Bellarmine College, and received his Law degree, magna cum laude, from the University of Louisville.

Kaj Ahlmann

Mr. Kaj Ahlmann serves as an Independent Director of the Company. Mr. Ahlmann retired after serving October 2009 through December 2016 as Global Head, Strategic Services and Chair, Advisory Board of Deutsche Bank after having provided independent services to the Council of Global Insurance Asset Management, Deutsche Asset Management, since 2006. He brings nearly 35 years of experience with various companies related to the reinsurance and insurance industries and asset management. From 2001 to 2003, Mr. Ahlmann was the Chairman and CEO of inreon, a global electronic reinsurance venture created by Munich Re, Swiss Re, Internet Capital Group and Accenture. He was Vice Chairman and Executive Officer of E.W. Blanch Holdings, Inc., a provider of integrated risk management and distribution services, from 1999 to 2001. Prior to that, from 1993 to 1999, he was Chairman, President and CEO of Employers Reinsurance Corporation, a global reinsurance company and served as a director of the parent organization, GE Capital Services. He served on the boards of Erie Indemnity Company, Erie Insurance Group from 2003 to 2008 and SCPIE Holdings, Inc., from 2006 to 2008. Mr. Ahlmann, with his family, owns and operates the Six Sigma Ranch & Winery in Lower Lake, California, which produces artisanal wines for retail distribution. Mr. Ahlmann currently serves on the boards of the American Institute for CPCU (Chartered Property and Casualty Underwriter) and the Advisory Boards of Six Sigma Academy and Insurance Thought Leadership, Inc. He has a Bachelor’s degree in Mathematics and a Master’s degree in Mathematical Statistics and Probability and Actuarial Science, both from the University of Copenhagen.

Barbara Allen

Ms. Barbara R. Allen serves as an Independent Director of the Company. Ms. Allen retired after serving from November 2005 through August 2008 as President of Proactive Partners, a division of Tennis Corporation of America, which owns and operates athletic facilities in North America. She was former Partner with The Everest Group, a strategy and general management consulting firm, from 2003 through October 2005. For 23 years, Ms. Allen held various executive management positions with The Quaker Oats Company including Executive Vice President, International Foods responsible for Quaker’s food business outside the United States; Vice President, Corporate Strategic Planning responsible for development of worldwide strategic plans and annual operating budgets; and, President, Frozen Foods Division and Vice President Marketing. Additionally, Ms. Allen served as President of the Corporate Supplier Division for Corporate Express and as CEO for the women’s pro-soccer league start-up, the WUSA. Ms. Allen is a former director for Maytag Corporation, Tyson Foods, Inc., Converse Inc., Chart House Enterprises, Inc., Lance, Inc., and Coty, Inc., serving on audit and compensation committees. Ms. Allen has a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from the University of Illinois-Champaign and a Master’s degree in Marketing and Finance from the University of Chicago.

Michael Angelina

Mr. Michael E. Angelina is an Independent Director of the Company. Mr. Angelina is the Executive Director of the Academy of Risk Management and Insurance at Saint Joseph’s University since April 2012. He leads the Risk Management and Insurance program within the Haub School of Business and coordinates the Academy of Risk Management Insurance activities. From June 2005 to April 2012, Mr. Angelina was the Chief Risk Officer and Chief Actuary for Endurance Specialty Holdings, Ltd., where he was a functional leader of pricing, reserving and risk management and the leader of the Enterprise Risk Management Initiative. From January 2000 to June 2005, Mr. Angelina was the Managing Principal of Tillinghast-Towers Perrin where he led the Philadelphia office and co-led Tillinghast Asbestos practice. Mr. Angelina serves as a Board Member of Equator Re, Hagerty Insurance Group, the American Academy of Actuaries (AAA), and a member of AAA Committee on Property & Liability Financial Reporting, CAS Committee on Reinsurance, and former Chair of AAA Casualty Practice Council. Mr. Angelina has a Bachelor’s degree in Mathematics from Drexel University.

John Baily

Mr. John T. Baily serves as an Independent Director of the Company. Mr. Baily retired after serving as President of Swiss Re Capital Partners from 1999 through 2002. In this role, he was involved in investments and acquisitions in the insurance industry. He was previously the National Insurance Industry Chairman and Partner of the accounting firm of Coopers & Lybrand LLP (C&L) (now known as PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP) retiring in 1999 after 33 years, 23 years of which he was a partner. He served as Chairman of the C&L insurance practice for 13 years, where he was responsible for all of the firm’s services to the insurance industry (including audit, tax, actuarial, management consulting). He was also past Chairman of C&L’s International Insurance Companies Committee. He was also a member of C&L’s governing body, the U.S. Board of Partners. He is a past Chairman of the AICPA Insurance Companies committee. He served on the Investment Committee of both Securitas Capital and Conning Capital Partners. Mr. Baily serves on the boards of Endurance Specialty Holdings, Inc., Golub Capital BDC, Inc., and its affiliates, is a member of the Pennsylvania Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the Connecticut Society of Certified Public Accountants, and is Chairman Emeritus of the Board of Albright College. He previously served on the boards of Erie Indemnity Company, NYMagic, Inc. and CIFG Holdings, Ltd. He has served as the Chair of the Audit Committee of both private and public companies, and currently serves as the Audit Committee Chair of Endurance Specialty Holdings, Inc. He has a Bachelor’s degree in Economics from Albright College and a Master’s degree in Business Administration from the University of Chicago.

Calvin Butler

Mr. Calvin G. Butler, Jr. serves as an Independent Director of the Company. Mr. Butler has been the CEO of Baltimore Gas & Electric Company (BGE) since March 2014. In February 2008, Mr. Butler joined BGE and has held various managerial positions through the current date. The positions included VP, State Legislation & Government Affairs; SVP, External Affairs LCS State Legislation & Government Affairs; SVP, ComEd Corporate Affairs; SVP, Human Resources, Exelon Corp.; SVP, Corporate Affairs; SVP, Regulatory & External Affairs; and currently CEO. From 1999 to January 2008, Mr. Butler held leadership positions with RR Donnelly, including vice president of manufacturing, senior director of government affairs, and senior vice president of external affairs. Mr. Butler worked from 1994 to 1999 at CILCORP. (Central Illinois Light Company) in its government affairs, legal and strategy departments. Mr. Butler currently is a director, Bradley University Board of Trustees; director, Accenture Global Energy Council; director, University of Maryland Medical Center; director, Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond. In addition, Mr. Butler serves on the Board of Directors of several civil and charitable organizations in and around the Baltimore area. He has a Bachelor’s degree in Public Relations from Bradley University, and received his Law degree from Washington University School of Law in St. Louis.

Jordan Graham

Mr. Jordan W. Graham serves as an Independent Director of the Company. Mr. Graham has been Managing Director with Quotient Partners since May 2011, providing business strategy and merger/acquisition advisory services to financial services, social media, internet and information services companies. He has over 30 years of experience working both in and providing information technology based products and services to the financial services industry globally. From 2010 to 2011, he served as President of FICO Consumer Services and Executive Vice President of Credit Scoring and Predictive Analytics at Fair Isaac, Inc., the leading provider of credit, analytics, and decision management technologies. From 2007 to 2010, Mr. Graham was Managing Director and Head of North America Business Development for the Global Transaction Services (GTS) Division of Citigroup responsible for strategic planning, global partnerships and acquisitions. For the preceding two years, he was retained as a full-time consultant to the CEO of Citigroup GTS and provided strategy and acquisition advisory services. From 1998 to 2004, he was an executive with Cisco Systems, serving as Vice President of the Internet Business Solutions Group, Services Industries Strategy Consulting, leading internet business strategy consulting practices for the financial services, healthcare, energy and media/entertainment industries globally. Previously he was Managing Director and Global Head of Cisco’s Financial Services Industry Consulting Practice providing internet business strategy services to CXO level executives in Global 500 insurance, banking and securities firms. Mr. Graham has a Bachelor’s degree in Business Entrepreneurship from the University of Southern California.

F. Lynn McPheeters

Mr. F. Lynn McPheeters serves as an Independent Director of the Company. Mr. McPheeters retired as Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Caterpillar Inc., the world’s leading manufacturer of construction, mining and related equipment in February 2005. He joined Caterpillar Inc. in 1964 and held various financial positions and spent 15 years overseas. In his global assignments, he served as Distribution Finance Manager in Japan, Finance Manager in Europe and Secretary-Treasurer for Caterpillar Far East in Hong Kong. He went on to serve as Executive Vice President of Caterpillar Financial Services Corporation in Nashville and returned to Peoria to become Caterpillar’s Corporate Treasurer in 1996 until November 1998. He was responsible for the company’s banking and funding relationships, trade financing policy, foreign exchange and interest risk management, pension fund administration and Caterpillar Investment Management Limited, the company’s investment advisory group, which had its own group of mutual funds and managed the company’s employee 401(k) plan. He was also responsible for a division managing the placement of all corporate insurance coverages. Mr. McPheeters was appointed Vice President and Chief Financial Officer in 1998. He was responsible for the Corporate Services Division, which included accounting, tax, treasury, and investor relations functions. For three of his six years as CFO, he also had responsibility for the company’s IT operations. Mr. McPheeters serves on the board of Lumimove, Inc. He is a past Chairman of the OSF Saint Francis Medical Center Foundation Council and is former President and emeritus member of the Southern Illinois University Carbondale Foundation Board. He is a member of the Nashville Salvation Army Advisory Board. He has a Bachelor’s degree in Accounting from Southern Illinois University-Carbondale, and later attended the Advanced Management Program at Duke University and Finance Management Program at Stanford University.

Robert Restrepo

Mr. Robert P. Restrepo, Jr. serves as an Independent Director of the Company. Mr. Restrepo retired in May 2015 as CEO and President of State Auto Insurance Companies and as Chairman in December 2015. Mr. Restrepo brings 44 years of experience with various companies related to the insurance industries. Mr. Restrepo was appointed Chairman, CEO and President of State Auto in 2006. From 2005 to 2006, Mr. Restrepo served as Senior Vice President, Insurance Operations of Main Street America Group and was responsible for building products, systems and services to support the company’s continued growth and profitability. His responsibilities included personal lines, commercial lines, bonds, claims, marketing, information technology and customer service. From 1998 to 2003, Mr. Restrepo was the President and CEO, Property & Casualty of Allmerica Financial where he was responsible for the day-to-day management of the business and employees distributing a broad portfolio of products. From 1996 to 1998, Mr. Restrepo was the President and CEO, Personal Lines at Travelers Property & Casualty and was responsible for the newly combined personal property and casualty operations of Travelers and Aetna. In 1972 Mr. Restrepo joined Aetna Life & Casualty and held various managerial positions through 1996, including positions in marketing, technology and field management, Vice President, Sales- Select Commercial Accounts, and ended as Senior Vice President, Personal Lines. Mr. Restrepo serves on the Board of Directors of Majesco, Genworth Financial, Big I Reinsurance Company, Nuclear Electric Insurance Limited, and the Larry H. Miller Group. Mr. Restrepo is a former Director of Property Casualty Insurance Association of America, Insurance Information Institute, and The Institutes. Mr. Restrepo has a Bachelor’s degree in English from Yale University.

James Scanlan

Mr. James J. Scanlan is an Independent Director of the Company. Mr. Scanlan retired after serving as United States Insurance Industry Leader and as a member of the Global Insurance Leadership Team of the accounting firm PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP (“PwC”) from 2003 through 2013. He was responsible for seventy-five partners and all areas of practice management, including risk management and new business development. Mr. Scanlan joined PwC in 1976 and was admitted to Partnership in 1986. He was also past Partner in Charge of Philadelphia Healthcare Practice (1989–1992); Philadelphia Financial Services Practice (1993–1997); and Southeast Regional Financial Services and Insurance Practice (1998–2001). He was a member of PwC Extended Leadership Team from 2007 through 2013. He serves on the Board of Directors of The Warranty Group, a leading global provider of warranty solutions and underwriting services and Jackson National Life Insurance Company, a subsidiary of Prudential plc, Incorporated. He is Chair of the Finance Committee of Drexel Neumann Academy and West Catholic Preparatory High School. He has a Bachelor’s degree in accounting from Pennsylvania State University.

Aaron Jacoby