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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Daniel Cronje

68 2008 Independent Non-Executive Chairman of the Board

Stephen Binnie

47 2014 Chief Executive Officer, Executive Director

Glen Pearce

51 2014 Chief Financial Officer, Executive Director

Mark Gardner

59 2007 President, Chief Executive Officer - Sappi Fine Paper North America

Alexander van Coller Thiel

53 2010 Chief Executive Officer - Sappi Southern Africa

Berend Wiersum

59 2007 Chief Executive Officer - Sappi Fine Paper Europe

Gary Bowles

54 2013 Executive Vice President - Specialised Cellulose

Andrea Rossi

Group Head - Technology

Lucia Swartz

57 Group Head - Human Resources

Maarten Van Hoven

41 2011 Group Head - Strategy and Legal

Anthony Rudd

68 2012 Lead Non-Executive Independent Director

Mohammed Moosa

57 2010 Non-Executive Director

Godefridus Beurskens

67 2011 Non-Executive Independent Director

Robert DeKoch

62 2013 Non-Executive Independent Director

Michael Fallon

56 2011 Non-Executive Independent Director

Deenadayalen Konar

60 2002 Non-Executive Independent Director

Nkateko Mageza

60 2010 Non-Executive Independent Director

John McKenzie

68 2007 Non-Executive Independent Director

Karen Osar

65 2007 Non-Executive Independent Director

Bridgette Radebe

54 2004 Non-Executive Independent Director

Rudolf Thummer

67 2012 Non-Executive Independent Director

Graeme Wild

2015 IR Contact Officer

Biographies

Name Description

Daniel Cronje

Dr. Daniel Christiaan Cronje, BCom (Hons), MCom, DCom, serves as an Independent Non-Executive Chairman of the Board of Sappi Limited. Dr Cronjé retired in July 2007 as Chairman of both ABSA Group Limited and ABSA Bank Limited (a leading South African Banking organisation in which Barclays plc obtained a majority share in 2005). Dr Cronjé had been with ABSA Group since 1975 and held various executive positions including Group Chief Executive for four years and Chairman for 10 years. Prior to that Dr Cronjé was lecturer in Money and Banking at Potchefstroom University.

Stephen Binnie

Mr. Stephen Robert Binnie has been appointed as Chief Executive Officer, Executive Director of Sappi Ltd. He has been appointed as Chief Executive Officer of the Company effective July 1, 2014. Mr. Binnie joined Sappi in July 2012 as Chief Financial Officer designate and was appointed Chief Financial Officer and executive director from September 01, 2012. Prior to joining Sappi, he held various senior finance roles and was most recently Chief Financial Officer of Edcon (Pty) Limited for ten years after having been financial manager at Investec Bank Limited for four years. He holds BComm and BAcc degrees from the University of the Witwatersrand (WITS) in Johannesburg is a chartered accountant, CA(SA). He holds an MBA from Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh, Scotland.

Glen Pearce

Mr. Glen Thomas Pearce has been appointed as Chief Financial Officer, Executive Director of the Company effective July 1, 2014. He was appointed as CFO of Sappi Europe SA in 2008. He has been with Sappi for 18 years. Prior to his current role, Glen occupied various senior management positions within the Sappi group in South Africa and Europe. He is a Chartered Accountant and holds a BComm degree from WITS University and a BComm (Hons) degree from UNISA.

Mark Gardner

Mr. Mark Gardner serves as President, Chief Executive Officer - Sappi Fine Paper North America of Sappi Limited., with effect from October 01, 2007. Mr. Gardner was named President and Chief Executive Officer of Sappi Fine Paper North America (SFPNA) in 2007 and is responsible for all Sappi operations in the region. That same year, he was also appointed to the SFPNA board. He joined Sappi in 1981 and his experience includes serving as the Vice President of Manufacturing and Vice President of Supply Chain, prior to which he worked in a variety of production management roles at Sappi, including Production Manager at the Westbrook Mill, Paper Mill Manager at the Somerset Mill, Managing Director at the Muskegon Mill and Director of Engineering and Manufacturing Technology at the regional head office in Boston. In 2009, Mr Gardner received the TAPPI (Technical Association of the Pulp and Paper Industry)/PIMA (Paper Industry Management Association) Executive of the Year Award. The award is the highest recognition for leadership and management given by PIMA. He currently serves on the board of directors of the American Forest and Paper Association. In September 2012, he was appointed to the Board of Trustees for the University of Maine.

Alexander van Coller Thiel

Mr. Alexander van Coller Thiel, BSc, Mech Eng, MBA, is the Chief Executive Officer - Sappi Southern Africa, a business unit of Sappi Ltd. Mr Thiel joined Sappi in December 1989 as the Executive Assistant to the Executive Chairman in Johannesburg. In April 1993, as part of Sappi’s expansion into Europe, he moved to Brussels as the Administration Manager reporting to the Managing Director of Sappi Europe. With the creation of Sappi Europe he was appointed in February 1998 as Manager Marketing Intelligence, reporting to the Sales and Marketing Director. In January 2003, he became the Director Logistics, reporting to the Chief Executive Officer of Sappi Europe. He was appointed as Group Head Procurement, Sappi Limited in January 2008 and Integration Executive, in charge of the integration of the acquired M-real business into Sappi’s operations in September 2008. He led a project to redefine and implement Sappi’s ‘go-to-market’ strategy in Europe from October 2009. Mr Thiel was appointed Chief Executive Officer of Sappi Southern Africa with effect from 01 December 2010.

Berend Wiersum

Mr. Berend John Wiersum, MA, serves as Chief Executive Officer - Sappi Fine Paper Europe, a business unit of Sappi Ltd. Mr Wiersum joined Sappi in January 2007 as Chief Executive Officer Sappi Europe. Prior to joining Sappi, Mr Wiersum was a freelance mergers and acquisitions consultant for one year. He previously was Managing Director of Kappa Packaging and member of the management board in Eindhoven (The Netherlands) where he was responsible for overseeing over 90 packaging plants across Europe, Russia, the Middle East and North Africa. Mr Wiersum was Chairman of CEPI (Confederation of European Paper Industries) from 2011 – 2012.

Gary Bowles

Mr. Gary Bowles is a Executive Vice President - Specialised Cellulose of Sappi Limited. Mr Bowles joined Saiccor Mill in 1990. He served in various positions at the mill until he was appointed as General Manager of Sappi Saiccor Mill in 2004. In January 2011, he was appointed as Managing Director of Sappi Specialised Cellulose and in July 2011, Mr Bowles joined the Group Management Team with responsibility for the increased need to coordinate the global marketing, sales and customer engagement responsibilities of our Specialised Cellulose business, while continuing to be responsible for dissolving wood pulp production in South Africa. In October 2013, he joined the Group Executive Committee as Executive Vice President Sappi Specialised Cellulose and joined the Sappi North American board releasing his manufacturing role at the Sappi Saiccor Mill.

Andrea Rossi

Mr. Andrea Rossi, BSc Eng. (Hons), C.Eng, serves as Group Head - Technology of Sappi Limited. Mr Rossi joined Sappi in 1989. Prior to becoming Group Head Technology, Mr Rossi held numerous roles in the company including Project Director Sappi Saiccor ‘Amakhulu’ Expansion Project, Sappi Kraft Manufacturing Director, Managing Director Sappi Forests, General Manager Enstra Mill, and Engineering Services Manager for Sappi Management Services.

Lucia Swartz

Ms. Lucia Adele Swartz, BA, Dip HR., serves as Group Head - Human Resources of Sappi Limited. Ms Swartz joined Sappi in May 2002 in her current position. Prior to joining Sappi she worked for the Seagram Spirits and Wine Group as Human Resources Director, Global Functions based in New York. In addition to her role as Group Head Human Resources she has operational responsibility for the Sappi Southern Africa human resources function. Ms Swartz is a longstanding member of the Executive Committee and is a member of the subsidiary boards of Sappi Europe, Sappi North America and Sappi Southern Africa.

Maarten Van Hoven

Mr. Maarten Van Hoven is a Group Head - Strategy and Legal of Sappi Limited. Mr van Hoven joined Sappi in December 2011. Mr van Hoven, an admitted attorney of the High Court in South Africa, has held various positions at the South African Competition Commission, most recently as Divisional Manager: Mergers & Acquisitions. As well as being on the Group Executive Committee he has joined the boards of Sappi Europe, Sappi North America and Sappi Southern Africa.

Anthony Rudd

Sir Anthony Nigel Russell Rudd has been appointed as the Lead Non-Executive Independent Director of Sappi Limited., effective December 31, 2012. He was appointed as Non-Executive Independent Director of the Company on April 3, 2006. His other board and organization memberships: Heathrow Airport Holdings Limited(Chairman), Barclays Wealth (Chairman of the UK & Ireland Private Bank Advisory Board), Business Growth Fund (Chairman), Cyden Limited (Chairman) and Invensys plc (Chairman). Sir Nigel Rudd has held various senior management and board positions in a career spanning more than 35 years. He founded Williams plc in 1982 and the company went on to become one of the industrial holding companies in the United Kingdom. He was knighted by the Queen for services to the manufacturing industry in the UK in 1996 and holds honorary doctorates from Loughborough and Derby Universities. In 1995, he was awarded the Founding Societies Centenary Award by the Institute of Chartered Accountants. He is a Deputy Lieutenant of Derbyshire and a Freeman of the City of London.

Mohammed Moosa

Mr. Mohammed Valli Moosa has been appointed as Non-Executive Director of Sappi Limited. Mr. Moosa is currently the Deputy Chairman of Lereko Investments Proprietary Limited, Sappi’s strategic Black Economic Empowerment partner. He has held numerous leadership positions across business, government, politics and civil society in South Africa. To name but a few, he was South African Minister of Constitutional Development; the President of the International Union for the Conservation of Nature; and Chairman of the UN Commission for Sustainable Development, and he served as a member of the National Executive Committee of the African National Congress until 2009.

Godefridus Beurskens

Mr. Godefridus Peter Franciscus Beurskens has been appointed as the Non-Executive Independent Director of Sappi Ltd. The Smurfit Kappa Group is a leader in paper-based packaging with annual sales of more than €7 billion globally. As President and Chief Executive Officer of Kappa Packaging (€3 billion turnover), prior to its merger with the Smurfit Group, he oversaw the establishment of Kappa Packaging as a top performer and one of Europe’s largest companies operating in the production, development and sale of container board, corrugated board, solid board packaging, graphic board and speciality board. He is a past Chairman of CEPI (the Confederation of European Paper Industries) and of ICCA (the International Corrugated Case Association). In December 2007, he was appointed by the Dutch Queen as officer of the Order of Oranje Nassau and received a knighthood.

Robert DeKoch

Mr. Robert J. DeKoch has been appointed as Non-Executive Independent Director of Sappi Limited., effective March 1, 2013. He is currently the President and Chief Operating Officer (COO) of The Boldt Company in Appleton, Wisconsin, USA. The Boldt Company with 14 offices across the USA is a US$700 million privately held construction services business with customers in power/energy; pulp and paper; food; automotive; plastics; healthcare; and education. Prior to joining The Boldt Company, Mr DeKoch served as a production manager and mill manager as well as VP of manufacturing for Appleton Papers (USA). He also served inter alia as technical director of Consolidated Papers (USA). Mr DeKoch holds a BA Chemistry and an MBA in Finance and General Management. He is a board member of The Boldt Company, of Palmer Johnson Power Systems as well as of the Fox Cities Children?s Museum and New North Inc., a regional economic development organisation. He has co-authored two books on leadership thinking.

Michael Fallon

Mr. Michael Anthony Fallon has been appointed as the Non-Executive Independent Director of Sappi Ltd. Mr Fallon retired as an Executive Director of Nippon Sheet Glass Company Ltd (NSG Group) at the end of June 2012. Prior to retirement, Mr Fallon was President of NSG’s global automotive division, heading up all the glass and glazing operations in the key automotive regions across the world. With annual sales of around €6 billion, the NSG Group is one of the world’s largest manufacturers of glass and glazing products for the building, automotive and speciality glass sectors. His management and leadership experience extend across a wide range of functions from plant management, sales and marketing and supply chain to general management, including mergers and acquisition experience. He was president of Pilkington operations in North America and had been director and chairman of companies in the United Kingdom, New Zealand and Finland.

Deenadayalen Konar

Dr. Deenadayalen Konar, BCom, MAS, DCom, CA (SA) serves as Non-Executive Independent Director of Sappi Limited. Previously he was Professor and Head of the Department of Accountancy at the University of Durban-Westville, Dr Konar is a member of the King Committee on Corporate Governance in South African and the SA Institute of Directors, past member and Chairman of the External Audit Committee of the International Monetary Fund and member of the Safeguards Panel and Implementations Oversight Panel of the World Bank (Co-chairman).

Nkateko Mageza

Mr. Nkateko Peter Mageza has been appointed as Non-Executive Independent Director of Sappi Limited. His Other board and organization memberships : Eqstra Holdings Limited (Chairman), Clover Industries Limited, Ethos Private Equity (Pty) Limited, Rainbow Chickens Limited, Remgro Limited, MTN Group Limited. He joined the Sappi Board after having held senior executive positions across a wide range of industries. He is a former Group Chief Operating Officer and executive director of ABSA Group Limited, Assistant General Manager at Nedcor Limited and Chief Executive Officer of Autonet, the Road Passenger and Freight Logistics Division of Transnet Limited.

John McKenzie

Mr. John David McKenzie serves as Non-Executive Independent Director of Sappi Limited. Mr McKenzie joined the Sappi board after having held senior executive positions globally and in South Africa. He is a former President for Asia, Middle East and Africa Downstream of the Chevron Texaco Corporation and also served as the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of the Caltex Corporation. He was a member of the Singapore Economic Development Board from 2000 to 2003.

Karen Osar

Ms. Karen Rohn Osar serves as Non-Executive Independent Director of Sappi Limited., since May 1, 2007. Her Other board and organization memberships: Innophos Holdings, Inc. (also Chairperson of Audit Committee) and Webster Financial Corporation (also Chairperson of Audit Committee). She was executive vice president and chief financial officer of speciality chemicals company Chemtura Corporation until her retirement in March 2007. Prior to that, she held various senior management and board positions in her career. She was vice-president and treasurer for Tenneco, Inc. and also served as chief financial officer of Westvaco Corporation and as senior vice-president and chief financial officer of the merged MeadWestvaco Corporation. Prior to those appointments she spent 19 years at JP Morgan and Company, becoming a managing director of the Investment Banking Group. She has chaired several external board audit committees.

Bridgette Radebe

Ms. Bridgette Radebe, BA (Pol Sc and Socio) serves as Non-Executive Independent Director in Sappi Limited., since May 2004. Her other board and organization memberships: Mmakau Mining (Pty) Ltd (Executive Chairperson), South African Mining Development Association (President), New Africa Mining Fund (founder and Board Trustee). She was the first black South African deep level hard rock mining entrepreneur in the 1980s. She has more than a decade of experience in contract mining, mining construction and mining mergers and acquisitions. She is founder of Mmakau Mining which has investments in platinum, coal, chrome and gold mines. She participated in the design of the South African Mining Charter and present mining legislation.

Rudolf Thummer

Dr. Rudolf Thummer is the Non-Executive Independent Director of Sappi Limited. Dr Thummer joined the Sappi board after having served many years in the pulp and paper industry. He joined Hannover Papier in 1979 (later purchased by Sappi) as Manager of Research and Development. In 1982, he became the Paper Mill Manager at Alfeld Mill. In 1990, he was appointed Technical Director of Alfeld Mill. In 1992, Dr Thummer became an executive board member of the Hannover Papier Group, responsible for manufacturing at the Alfeld and Ehingen Mills. In 1998, he moved to Sappi Fine Paper Europe based in Brussels, as Technical Director and executive board member. He served as Group Head Technology of Sappi Limited from January 2006 up to his retirement at the end of December 2007.

Graeme Wild

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