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Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory Inc (RMCF.O)

RMCF.O on Consolidated Issue listed on NASDAQ Global Market

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Franklin Crail

73 2000 Chairman of the Board, President, Chief Executive Officer

Bryan Merryman

54 2000 Chief Financial Officer, Chief Operating Officer, Treasurer, Director

Edward Dudley

50 2001 Senior Vice President - Sales and Marketing

Gregory Pope

48 2004 Senior Vice President - Franchise Development and Operations

William Jobson

58 2001 Chief Information Officer

Jeremy Kinney

37 2008 Vice President - Finance

Donna Coupe

49 2008 Vice President - Franchise Support and Training

Jay Haws

64 1991 Vice President - Creative Services

Tracy Wojcik

52 2011 Corporate Secretary

Scott Capdevielle

49 2009 Independent Director

Clyde Engle

71 2000 Independent Director

Gerald Kien

82 1995 Independent Director

Lee Mortenson

79 1987 Independent Director

Biographies

Name Description

Franklin Crail

Mr. Franklin E. Crail is Chairman of the Board, President, Chief Executive Officer of Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory Inc. he has served as our Chief Executive Officer, President and as a director, and, from September 1981 to January 2000, he served as our Treasurer. He was elected Chairman of the Board in March 1986. Prior to founding the Company, Mr. Crail was co-founder and President of CNI Data Processing, Inc., a software firm which developed automated billing systems for the cable television industry. Mr. Crail currently serves as a director for U-Swirl, Inc. (“U-Swirl”), an operator and franchisor of self-serve frozen yogurt cafes, of which we own a 60% controlling interest. As our Chief Executive Officer, President and director since 1982, Mr. Crail brings his leadership, extensive experience and knowledge of the Company, the industry, our customers and the investment community to the Board of Directors.

Bryan Merryman

Mr. Bryan J. Merryman is Chief Operating Officer, Chief Financial Officer, Treasurer, Director of Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory Inc. Mr. Merryman has also served as our Chief Operating Officer and as a director, and since January 2000, as our Treasurer. From January 1997 to December 1997, Mr. Merryman was a principal in Knightsbridge Holdings, Inc., a leveraged buyout firm. Mr. Merryman also served as Chief Financial Officer of Super Shops, Inc., a retailer and manufacturer of after-market auto parts, from July 1996 to November 1997, and prior to July 1996, was employed for more than eleven years by Deloitte & Touche LLP, most recently as a Senior Manager. Mr. Merryman currently serves as a director of U-Swirl. Mr. Merryman’s extensive operational, accounting and financial expertise, along with his extensive knowledge of our business and broad industry expertise, provides significant value and insights to the Board of Directors.

Edward Dudley

Mr. Edward L. Dudley is Senior Vice President - Sales and Marketing of Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory Inc. He was promoted to Senior Vice President in June 2001. During his 10 year career with Baxter Healthcare Corporation, Mr. Dudley served in a number of senior marketing and sales management capacities, including most recently that of Director, Distribution Services from March 1996 to January 1997.

Gregory Pope

Mr. Gregory L. Pope is Senior Vice President - Franchise Development and Operations of Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory Inc. Since joining the Company in October 1990, he has served in various positions including store manager, new store opener and franchise field consultant. In March 1996, he became Director of Franchise Development and Support. In June 2001, he became Vice President of Franchise Development, a position he held until he was promoted to his present position.

William Jobson

Mr. William K. Jobson is Chief Information Officer of Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory Inc. Mr. Jobson joined the Company in July 1998 as Director of Information Technology. In June 2001, he was promoted to Chief Information Officer. From July 1995 to July 1998, Mr. Jobson worked for ADAC Laboratories in Durango, Colorado, a leading provider of diagnostic imaging and information systems solutions in the healthcare industry, as Manager of Technical Services and before that, Regional Manager.

Jeremy Kinney

Mr. Jeremy M. Kinney is Vice President - Finance of Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory Inc. Since joining the Company in March 1999, he has served in various operational and financial positions including Director of Retail Operations and Operational Analysis. In May 2007, he became Corporate Controller, a position he held until he was promoted to his present position.

Donna Coupe

Ms. Donna L. Coupe is Vice President - Franchise Support and Training of Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory Inc. From 1992 to 1997, she managed franchised stores in Northern California for absentee owners. Since joining the Company in October 1997, she has served in various positions including Field Consultant, Regional Manager and Director of Franchise Support.

Jay Haws

Mr. Jay B. Haws is Vice President - Creative Services of Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory Inc. Mr. Haws had been closely associated with us both as a franchisee and marketing/graphic design consultant. From 1986 to 1991, he operated two Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory franchises located in San Francisco, California. From 1983 to 1989, he served as Vice President of Marketing for Image Group, Inc., a marketing communications firm based in Northern California. Concurrently, Mr. Haws was co-owner of two other Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory franchises located in Sacramento, and Walnut Creek California. From 1973 to 1983, he was principal of Jay Haws and Associates, an advertising and graphic design agency.

Tracy Wojcik

Ms. Tracy D. Wojcik is Corporate Secretary of Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory Inc. From 2007 until joining the Company, Ms. Wojcik was employed by us on a contractual basis, performing an annual assessment of the Company’s internal controls over financial reporting related to Sarbanes-Oxley compliance. From 2000 to 2006, Ms. Wojcik was employed by Ceridian as an Implementation Consultant for Human Resources software applications. Throughout her career, Ms. Wojcik has held various administrative and technical positions in Human Resources.

Scott Capdevielle

Mr. Scott G. Capdevielle is Independent Director of Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory, Inc. Mr. Capdevielle founded and has served as President, Chief Executive Officer and a member of the Board of Directors of Syndicom, Inc., a software and consulting company, since 2000. Prior to founding Syndicom, Inc., from 1999 to 2000, Mr. Capdevielle was Chief Executive Officer and founder of Untv, Inc., a company pioneering user-generated web video and distribution on the Internet. From 1995 to 1999, Mr. Capdevielle founded and held the position of Chief Technical Officer and a member of the Board of Directors of Andromedia Corporation, a developer of web analytics software to Fortune 1000 companies prior to its sale to Macromedia, Inc. Mr. Capdevielle has been engaged in the software industry since 1993 and has served on several advisory boards and Board of Directors of technology companies from 1994 to present. He is currently a partner in Incas, LLC, a seed stage investment company focused in the medical device industry. Mr. Capdevielle also currently serves as a director of U-Swirl. Mr. Capdevielle’s extensive executive and board experience brings operational, investment, strategic, technology and industry expertise to the Board of Directors.

Clyde Engle

Mr. Clyde Wm. Engle is Independent Director of Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory, Inc. Mr. Engle is currently the Chairman of the Board of Directors, President and Chief Executive Officer of Lincolnwood Bancorp, Inc. (formerly known as GSC Enterprises, Inc.). Lincolnwood Bancorp, Inc. owned the Bank of Lincolnwood until June 2009 when the Bank of Lincolnwood came under control of the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (“FDIC”). Mr. Engle currently serves as a director of U-Swirl. Mr. Engle’s extensive executive and board experience brings governance, investment and strategic expertise to the Board of Directors.

Gerald Kien

Mr. Gerald A. Kien, Ph.D., is Independent Director of Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory Inc. He retired in 1995 from his positions as President and Chief Executive Officer of Remote Sensing Technologies, Inc., a subsidiary of Envirotest Systems, Inc., a company engaged in the development of instrumentation for vehicle emissions testing located in Tucson, Arizona. Mr. Kien has served as a director and as Chairman of the Executive Committee of Sun Electric Corporation since 1980 and as Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer of Sun Electric Corporation until retirement in 1993. Mr. Kien’s extensive executive and board experience is invaluable to the Board of Directors in its oversight role of management, business strategy and operations of our company.

Lee Mortenson

Mr. Lee N. Mortenson is Independent Director of Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory Inc. Mr. Mortenson has been engaged in consulting and investment activities since July 2000 and was a Managing Director of Kensington Partners, LLC, a private investment firm, from June 2001 to April 2006. Mr. Mortenson has been President and Chief Executive Officer of Newell Resources LLC since 2002 providing management consulting and investment services. Mr. Mortenson served as President, Chief Operating Officer and a director of Telco Capital Corporation, a manufacturing and real estate company, from January 1984 to February 2000. He was President, Chief Operating Officer and a director of Sunstates Corporation, a manufacturing and real estate company, from December 1990 to February 2000. Mr. Mortenson was a director of Alba-Waldensian, Inc., an apparel and medical device manufacturing company, from 1984 to July 1999, and also served as its President and Chief Executive Officer from February 1997 to July 1999. Mr. Mortenson currently serves as a director of U-Swirl. Mr. Mortenson’s manufacturing experience and investment expertise provides valuable insight to the Board of Directors with respect to our manufacturing operations and financial success.

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