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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Robert Pew

64 2003 Chairman of the Board, Lead Non - Management Director

James Keane

56 2014 President, Chief Executive Officer, Director

James Hackett

60 2014 Non-Executive Vice Chairman of the Board

David Sylvester

51 2011 Chief Financial Officer, Senior Vice President

Ulrich Gwinner

52 2014 President , Asia Pacific

Lizbeth O'Shaughnessy

54 2014 Senior Vice President, Chief Administrative Officer, General Counsel, Secretary

Guillaume Alvarez

56 2014 Senior Vice President, EMEA

Eddy Schmitt

44 2014 Senior Vice President , Americas

Mark Mossing

58 2008 Chief Accounting Officer, Corporate Controller

Terrence Lenhardt

56 2015 Chief Information Officer, Vice President

Sara Armbruster

45 2014 Vice President - Strategy, Research and New Business Innovation

Robert Krestakos

54 2015 Vice President - Global Operations

James Ludwig

52 2014 Vice President - Global Design and Product Engineering

Gale Moutrey

57 2014 Vice President - Communications

Allan Smith

48 2013 Vice President - Global Marketing

Lawrence Blanford

52 2012 Director

R. David Hoover

70 2012 Director

William Crawford

72 2000 Independent Director

Connie Duckworth

61 2010 Independent Director

David Joos

62 2001 Independent Director

Cathy Ross

58 2006 Independent Director

Peter Wege

66 1979 Independent Director

P. Craig Welch

70 1979 Independent Director

Kate Wolters

57 2001 Independent Director

Biographies

Name Description

Robert Pew

Mr. Robert C. Pew, III, is Chairman of the Board, Lead Non - Management Director of Steelcase Inc. since 2003. Mr. Pew III has been a private investor since 2004. From 1974 to 1984 and from 1988 to 1995, Mr. Pew III held various positions at Steelcase, including President, Steelcase North America and Executive Vice President, Operations. During the period from 1984 to 1988, Mr. Pew III was a majority owner of an independent Steelcase dealership. Mr. Pew III has served as Chair of our Board of Directors since June 2003. Mr. Pew’s experience with our company, having served as a director for more than 25 years, as an employee for more than 15 years and as an owner of a Steelcase dealership for four years, and his understanding of the long-term interests of our company and its shareholders led the Board of Directors to recommend that he should serve as a director.

James Keane

Mr. James P. Keane has been appointed as President, Chief Executive Officer, Director of Steelcase Inc., since March 2014. Mr. Keane was President and Chief Operating Officer from April 2013 to March 2014, Chief Operating Officer from November 2012 to April 2013 and President, Steelcase Group from October 2006 to November 2012. Mr. Keane became a member of the Board of Directors of Steelcase in April 2013 and has been employed by Steelcase since 1997. Mr. Keane earned a bachelor of science degree in accountancy from the University of Illinois, and a master's in management degree from the Kellogg Graduate School of Management at Northwestern University.

James Hackett

Mr. James P. Hackett has been appointed as Non-Executive Vice Chairman of the Board of Steelcase Inc. Jim retired from Steelcase Inc. in February 2014 where he was chief executive officer overseeing all operation of Steelcase Inc., including domestic and international operations. Jim had been appointed the eighth leader in the company’s now 101-year history being named chief executive officer of Steelcase in 1994. Jim’s career with Steelcase spanned almost a third of its history, 31 years and had spent nearly two decades in his role as chief executive officer. During that time, he led the company through a transformation from traditional manufacturer to industry innovator, known as much for the insights behind its furniture as for the products themselves. Jim’s curiosity and openness afforded him many learnings throughout his career – specifically about thinking. Whether it’s user centered design thinking; balancing the depth of thinking about a problem and the execution of the solution, or critical thinking; the balance between thinking and doing. Constant analysis and evaluation of ways to become more efficient, while encouraging others to do so as well, help him and those he is working closely with grow through challenges. Jim serves on the board of trustees for Northwestern Mutual Life in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, and on the board of directors for Ford Motor Company in Detroit, Michigan and Fifth Third Bancorp in Cincinnati, Ohio. He is a member of the executive committee of the board of directors for the National Center for Arts and Technology, as well as the boards of advisors to the Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy and the Life Sciences Institute at the University of Michigan. Additionally, he is a past president of the Institute of Design Board of Overseers at the Illinois Institute of Technology. Jim received his bachelor’s degree from the University of Michigan in 1977.

David Sylvester

Mr. David C. Sylvester is Chief Financial Officer, Senior Vice President of Steelcase Inc. Mr. Sylvester was Vice President, Chief Financial Officer from October 2006 to April 2011 and has been employed by Steelcase since 1995.

Ulrich Gwinner

Mr. Ulrich Hans Eberhard Gwinner is President , Asia Pacific of Steelcase Inc., since March 2014. Mr. Gwinner was President, Steelcase Asia Pacific from May 2007 to March 2014 and has been employed by Steelcase since 2000.

Lizbeth O'Shaughnessy

Ms. Lizbeth S. O'Shaughnessy is Senior Vice President, Chief Administrative Officer, General Counsel, Secretary of Steelcase Inc. She has been Senior Vice President, Chief Administrative Officer and Secretary since April 2011 and was Vice President, Chief Legal Officer and Secretary from 2007 to April 2011. Ms. O’Shaughnessy has been employed by Steelcase since 1992.

Guillaume Alvarez

Mr. Guillaume M. Alvarez is Senior Vice President, EMEA of Steelcase Inc., since March 2014. Mr. Alvarez was Senior Vice President, Sales, EMEA from October 2011 to March 2014 and Vice President, Global Client Collaboration from May 2010 to October 2011. Mr. Alvarez has been employed by Steelcase since 1984.

Eddy Schmitt

Mr. Eddy F. Schmitt is Senior Vice President , Americas of Steelcase Inc., since March 2014. Mr. Schmitt was Senior Vice President, Sales and Distribution, Americas from February 2011 to March 2014 and has been employed by Steelcase since 2003.

Mark Mossing

Mr. Mark T. Mossing is Chief Accounting Officer(Principal Accounting Officer), Corporate Controller of Steelcase Inc., since April 2008. Mr. Mossing was Vice President, Corporate Controller from September 1999 to April 2008 and has been employed by Steelcase since 1993.

Terrence Lenhardt

Mr. Terrence J. Lenhardt is Vice President, Chief Information Officer of the Company since January 2015. Mr. Lenhardt was Vice President, Finance-Americas, EMEA & Asia Pacific from February 2013 to January 2015 and Vice President, Finance-Steelcase Group Americas & EMEA from February 2011 to February 2013. Mr. Lenhardt has been employed by Steelcase since 1994.

Sara Armbruster

Ms. Sara E. Armbruster is Vice President - Strategy, Research and New Business Innovation of Steelcase Inc. Ms. Armbruster was Vice President, WorkSpace Futures and Corporate Strategy from May 2009 to January 2014 and has been employed by Steelcase since 2007.

Robert Krestakos

Mr. Robert G. Krestakos is the Vice President - Global Operations of the Company since February 2015. Mr. Krestakos was Vice President, Chief Information Officer and Operations-Americas from December 2013 to February 2015 and Vice President, Chief Information Officer from June 2007 to December 2013. Mr. Krestakos has been employed by Steelcase since 1992.

James Ludwig

Mr. James N. Ludwig is Vice President - Global Design and Product Engineering of Steelcase Inc., since March 2014. Mr. Ludwig was Vice President, Global Design from March 2008 to March 2014 and has been employed by Steelcase since 1999.

Gale Moutrey

Ms. Gale Moutrey is Vice President - Communications of Steelcase Inc., since March 2014. Ms. Moutrey was Vice President, Brand Communications from March 2001 to March 2014 and has been employed by Steelcase since 1984.

Allan Smith

Mr. Allan W. Smith, Jr., is Vice President - Global Marketing of Steelcase Inc. Mr. Smith was Vice President, Applications & Product Marketing-Steelcase Brand from January 2011 to September 2013 and has been employed by Steelcase since 1991.

Lawrence Blanford

Mr. Lawrence J. Blanford has been appointed as Director of Steelcase Inc., effective September 19, 2012. Mr. Blanford was President and Chief Executive Officer of Green Mountain Coffee Roasters, Inc. from 2007 to December 2012. Mr. Blanford is a director of Green Mountain Coffee Roasters, Inc. Mr. Blanford's recent experience as the chief executive officer, or CEO, of a consumer products organization and leading a public company in a challenging environment led the Board of Directors to recommend that he should serve as a director.

R. David Hoover

Mr. R. David Hoover has resigned as Director of the Company., effective July 2016. Mr. Hoover was Chairman of the Board of Directors of Ball Corporation, a supplier of metal packaging, from 2002 to April 2013. Mr. Hoover held a number of positions with Ball Corporation, including Chief Executive Officer from 2001 to 2011 and President from 2000 to 2010, until his retirement in 2011. Mr. Hoover is a director of Ball Corporation, Eli Lilly and Company and Energizer Holdings, Inc. Within the past five years, Mr. Hoover also served as a director of Qwest Communications International, Inc.

William Crawford

Mr. William P. Crawford, Jr., is an Independent Director of Steelcase Inc., since 1979. Mr. Crawford held various positions at Steelcase from 1965 until his retirement in 2000, including President and Chief Executive Officer of the Steelcase Design Partnership. Mr. Crawford is a director of Fifth Third Bank–a Michigan banking corporation. Mr. Crawford’s experience with our company, having served as a director for over 35 years and as an employee for 35 years, and his understanding of the long-term interests of our company and its shareholders led the Board of Directors to recommend that he should serve as a director.

Connie Duckworth

Ms. Connie K. Duckworth is an Independent Director of Steelcase Inc. Ms. Duckworth has been Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of ARZU, Inc., a non-profit organization that helps Afghan women weavers by sourcing and selling the rugs they weave, since 2003. Ms. Duckworth is a member of the Board of Trustees of The Northwestern Mutual Life Insurance Company and the Board of Directors of Russell Investment Group. Ms. Duckworth’s experience as a former partner and managing director of Goldman Sachs, serving on other public company boards of directors and as a non-profit entrepreneur led the Board of Directors to recommend that she should serve as a director.

David Joos

Mr. David W. Joos is an Independent Director of Steelcase Inc., since july 9, 2001. Mr. Joos has been Chairman of the Board of CMS Energy Corporation, an energy company, and its primary electric utility, Consumers Energy Company, since May 2010. He served as President and Chief Executive Officer of CMS Energy Corporation and Chief Executive Officer of Consumers Energy Company from 2004 to May 2010. Mr. Joos is a director of AECOM Technology Corporation. Mr. Joos’ experience as CEO of a publicly traded company, his leadership and analytical skills and his qualification as an audit committee financial expert led the Board of Directors to recommend that he should serve as a director.

Cathy Ross

Ms. Cathy D. Ross is an Independent Director of Steelcase Inc since 2006. Ms. Ross has been Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Federal Express Corporation, an express transportation company and subsidiary of FedEx Corporation, since September 2010. She served as Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Federal Express Corporation from 2004 to September 2010. Ms. Ross’ financial expertise and her experience in senior management of a global public company led the Board of Directors to recommend that she should serve as a director.

Peter Wege

Mr. Peter M. Wege, II. is an Independent Director of Steelcase Inc. Mr. Wege II has been Chairman of the Board of Directors of Contract Pharmaceuticals Ltd., a manufacturer and distributor of prescription and over-the-counter pharmaceuticals, since 2000. From 1981 to 1989, he held various positions at Steelcase, including President of Steelcase Canada Ltd. Mr. Wege’s experience with our company, having served as a director for over 35 years and as an employee for 8 years, and his understanding of the long-term interests of our company and its shareholders led the Board of Directors to recommend that he should serve as a director.

P. Craig Welch

Mr. P. Craig Welch, Jr. is an Independent Director of Steelcase Inc., since 1979. He has been Manager and a member of Honzo Fund LLC, an investment/venture capital firm, since 1999. From 1967 to 1987, Mr. Welch, Jr. held various positions at Steelcase, including Director of Information Services and Director of Production Inventory Control. Mr. Welch’s experience with our company, having served as a director for over 35 years and as an employee for 20 years, and his understanding of the long-term interests of our company and its shareholders led the Board of Directors to recommend that he should serve as a director.

Kate Wolters

Ms. Kate Pew Wolters is an Independent Director of Steelcase Inc., since 2001. Ms. Wolters has been engaged in philanthropic activities since 1996. She is President of the Kate and Richard Wolters Foundation and a community volunteer and advisor. She serves as Chair of the Board of Trustees of the Steelcase Foundation.