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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

H. Todd Stitzer

63 2012 Independent Chairman of the Board

Mark Light

53 2014 Chief Executive Officer, Director

Michele Santana

44 2014 Chief Financial Officer

Edward Hrabak

59 2015 Chief Operating Officer

Steven Becker

58 2014 Chief Human Resource Officer

Robert Trabucco

60 2010 Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer - US Division

James Garlish

46 2014 Senior Vice President, Finance Zale Division

Daniel Shull

43 2015 Chief Information Officer

George Murray

59 2015 Chief Marketing and Merchandising Officer

Sebastian Hobbs

45 2013 Managing Director - UK division

Shaun Carney

49 2013 Finance Director - UK Division

Lynn Dennison

51 2014 Chief Legal, Compliance & Corporate Affairs Officer

Uta Werner

2015 Chief Strategy Officer

Mark Jenkins

57 2014 Corporate Secretary, Chief Governance Officer

Virginia Drosos

53 2012 Independent Director

Dale Hilpert

72 2003 Independent Director

Helen McCluskey

61 2013 Independent Director

Marianne Parrs

71 2008 Independent Director

Thomas Plaskett

71 2008 Independent Director

Robert Stack

64 2013 Independent Director

Eugenia Ulasewicz

61 2013 Independent Director

John Walls

71 2002 Independent Director

James Grant

2013 Vice President - Investor Relations

Biographies

Name Description

H. Todd Stitzer

Mr. H. Todd Stitzer is an Independent Chairman of the Board of Signet Jewelers Ltd. Mr. Stitzer appointed to the Board in January 2012. He was, until its acquisition by Kraft, Inc. in 2010, the Chief Executive Officer of Cadbury PLC (previously Cadbury Schweppes Plc), having joined that company in 1983 as Assistant General Counsel for North America, before moving into strategic planning, and marketing and sales roles. Mr. Stitzer became CEO of Cadbury PLC’s wholly owned subsidiary, Dr Pepper/7 Up Inc., in 1997 and then of Cadbury PLC in 2003. He attended Harvard College and Columbia University Law School and practiced as an attorney with Lord, Day & Lord. He is a director of publicly held Diageo PLC and of privately held Massachusetts Mutual Life Insurance Company. He is a member of the advisory board of Hamlin Capital Management, a privately held investment advisory firm, and is also a member of the advisory committee to the board of Virgin Group Holdings Ltd., a privately held company.

Mark Light

Mr. Mark Light is Chief Executive Officer, Director of Signet Jewelers Limited., effective October 31, 2014. He is no longer serves as Chief Executive Officer - US Division of Signet Jewelers Ltd., since January 2006 having been President and Chief Operating Officer of the US division since 2002. He joined Signet in 1978.

Michele Santana

Ms. Michele Santana is Chief Financial Officer of the Company effective July 31, 2014. Ms. Santana has been employed by a wholly-owned subsidiary of Signet, Sterling Jewelers Inc. (the “Company”), since October 2010, and has served as Senior Vice President and Controller for Signet since that time. Prior to joining Signet, Ms. Santana was the Director of Internal Audit at Cliffs Natural Resources Inc. (a mining and natural resources company) from April 2010. Prior to joining Cliffs Natural Resources Inc., Ms. Santana was Audit Senior Management at KPMG LLP, which she joined in September 1996. Ms. Santana holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Business Administration from Baldwin Wallace College. Ms. Santana is a certified public accountant.

Edward Hrabak

Mr. Edward Hrabak is Chief Operating Officer of the Company. He was President, Sterling Jewelers Division., Since July 201. He was previously been Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of Sterling Jewelers Division, since June 2012. Prior to this, he served as Senior Vice President and General Merchandising Manager from 2002, and held a number of management positions since joining the Sterling Jewelers Division as a merchandise buyer in 1978. Mr. Hrabak is also a Governing Board member of the Diamond Empowerment Fund.

Steven Becker

Mr. Steven Becker Chief Human Resource Office of Sterling Jewelers., He served as Senior Vice President, Human Resources and was promoted to Chief Human Resources Officer for Signet in May 2014. Prior to joining Signet, Mr. Becker held other senior Human Resources positions, most recently at OfficeMax.

Robert Trabucco

Mr. Robert Trabucco is Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer - US Division of Signet Jewelers Ltd. He joined the US division in 2003 as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of the US division. He had previously worked for KLS Associates, a retail consulting practice.

James Garlish

Mr. James Garlish is Senior Vice President, Finance Zale Division., since November 2014 having previously been Vice President of Corporate Planning since December 2011. Prior to this, Mr. Garlish held a number of senior accounting positions since joining what is now the Zale Division in 1991.

Daniel Shull

Mr. Daniel Shull is Chief Information Officer of the Company, effective January 5, 2015. His responsible for Signet's Information Technology systems across its three divisions and will work to ensure IT solutions and investments are aligned with our Vision 2020 and the growing needs of our business. Shull joins the company after more than seven years at Nike, Inc. where he held senior IT leadership roles including Global Retail CIO. Most recently Shull was Vice President, Strategy, Architecture and Portfolio for the entire $27 billion enterprise. Prior to Nike, Shull spent 15 years at Borders Group, where he rose to Interim Chief Information Officer and served as Vice President, Application Development and also held key Merchandising leadership roles. Shull holds a B.S.I.T. from the University of Phoenix and an M.B.A. from the University of Michigan.

George Murray

Mr. George Murray is Chief Marketing and Merchandising Officer of the Company. He was President, Zale Division in July 2014, having previously been Senior Vice President of Marketing, Advertising and Public Relations for the Sterling Jewelers Division. Prior to this, he held a number of management positions since joining the Sterling Jewelers Division in 1992.

Sebastian Hobbs

Mr. Sebastian Hobbs has been appointed as Managing Director - UK division of Signet Jewelers Limited effective July 9, 2013. Prior to that, he was Commercial Director - UK Division of the Company. Prior to this, Mr. Hobbs was Trading Controller for WH Smith (LSE: SMWH), a retail consultant for KPMG, and held management positions at Mothercare and British Home Stores. Mr. Hobbs worked in a number of retail companies, most recently at Blacks Leisure Group plc for 5 years.

Shaun Carney

Mr. Shaun Carney is Finance Director - UK Division of Signet Jewelers Ltd. Previously, Mr. Carney held a number of senior financial positions, most recently at HMV plc.

Lynn Dennison

Ms. Lynn Dennison is Chief Legal, Compliance & Corporate Affairs Officer of Sterling Jewelers ltd. She joined the Sterling Jewelers Division in January 2011 as Senior Vice President, Legal, Compliance and Risk Management, and was promoted to Signet Chief Legal, Compliance and Corporate Affairs Officer in December 2014. Prior to joining Signet, Ms. Dennison held other senior legal positions, most recently at Tecumseh Products Company.

Uta Werner

Ms. Uta Werner is Chief Strategy Officer of the Company. As Chief Strategy Officer, Werner will be responsible for strategy development and execution and will be focused on the identification of growth opportunities, strategic planning, and mergers and acquisitions. Werner's other responsibilities include monitoring long-term trends, gathering competitive intelligence, driving cross-business-unit initiatives, and sustaining business model innovation. Prior to joining Signet, Werner was Executive Vice President, Global Product Leadership at Nielsen, a leading global performance management company that provides a comprehensive understanding of what consumers Watch and Buy. In this role, Werner led Nielsen's Global Sales Effectiveness Practice, building a highly-differentiated Advanced Analytics business that helps consumer products manufacturers and retailers leverage Big Data to systematically optimize and manage in-store and on-line sales drivers. Werner has more than 20 years of experience as an advisor to senior management and investors, and prior to Nielsen was Chief Strategy Officer of Xerox Corporation, a Fortune 200 firm in the Technology / Business Process Services sector. Werner holds the equivalent of an MS in Mathematics and an MBA from the Technical University in Aachen Germany, as well as a Master of Public Administration from the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University.

Mark Jenkins

Mr. Mark Jenkins is Corporate Secretary, Chief Governance Officer of Signet Jewelers Ltd. He has been Signet Company Secretary since 2004 and Chief Legal Officer since 2012. Previously, he was Director and Company Secretary at COLT Telecom Group plc and Group Company Secretary at Peek plc. He is a barrister.

Virginia Drosos

Ms. Virginia C. Drosos is an Independent Director of Signet Jewelers Ltd., since July 25, 2012. Ms. Drosos was a Group President of the Procter & Gamble Company, until her retirement in September 2012. During her 25 year career at Procter & Gamble, Ms. Drosos held positions of increasing responsibility, including Group President of Global Female Beauty from 2010 until August 2011 and Group President of Global Beauty Care from 2011 to 2012. As a global business unit Group President, Ms. Drosos had responsibility for Procter & Gamble’s Global Beauty Care business unit operations, P&L, strategy, innovation and long-term business development. Ms. Drosos is also a Director of American Financial Group, a holding company engaged primarily in property and casualty insurance through the operations of Great American Insurance. She is currently an independent consultant in business development, M&A and marketing.

Dale Hilpert

Mr. Dale W. Hilpert is an Independent Director of Signet Jewelers Ltd. Mr. Hilpert serves on the Board of ANN INC. He was Chief Executive of Williams-Sonoma, Inc. from April 2001 until his retirement in January 2003. Prior to this he was Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Foot Locker, Inc. which he joined as President and Chief Operating Officer in 1995. Mr. Hilpert is a Director of ANN INC.

Helen McCluskey

Ms. Helen E. McCluskey is an Independent Director of Signet Jewelers Ltd., effective August 1, 2013. Ms. McCluskey was until its 2013 acquisition by PVH Corporation (formerly Philips-Van Heusen Corporation), President and CEO of Warnaco Group, Inc. Ms. McCluskey joined Warnaco as Group President, Intimate Apparel in 2004, and her responsibilities continued to increase, becoming Chief Operating Officer in 2010, and President and Chief Executive Officer in 2012. Prior to joining Warnaco, Ms. McCluskey held various positions of increasing responsibility with Firestone Tire & Rubber Company (1977-1983), Playtex Apparel, Inc (1983-2001) (which was acquired by Sara Lee Corporation in 1991) and Liz Claiborne Inc. (now Fifth & Pacific Companies Inc.) (2001-2004). Ms. McCluskey serves as an independent director of PVH Corporation, which position she assumed following the merger with Warnaco in 2013. Ms. McCluskey attended the University of Pittsburgh, where she graduated with a B.S., Mathematics in 1976.

Marianne Parrs

Ms. Marianne Miller Parrs is an Independent Director of Signet Jewelers Ltd., since October 2008. Ms. Parrs also serves on the boards of Stanley Black & Decker, Inc. (previously The Stanley Works Inc.), CIT Group Inc., and United Way of the Mid-South. Ms. Parrs retired in 2007 as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of International Paper Company where she had been since joining in 1974 as a Pension Trust Investment Manager and holding a number of positions before first being appointed Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer in 1995. She held this position until 1999 when she was appointed Executive Vice President with responsibility for Information Technology, Global Sourcing, Global Supply Chain and Investor Relations. She held this role for six years and she was also reappointed Chief Financial Officer in 2005. Previously Ms. Parrs was a Security Analyst at a number of firms including Merrill Lynch. The Board considered it necessary to recruit to the Board a director with substantial US financial reporting experience. The Board has concluded that Ms. Parrs should continue to serve on the Board for these reasons.

Thomas Plaskett

Mr. Thomas G. Plaskett is an Independent Director of Signet Jewelers Ltd., since October 2008. Since 1991, Mr. Plaskett has been Chairman of Fox Run Capital Associates, a private consulting firm focusing on financial advisory and corporate governance services for emerging companies. From 1999 until 2000 he served as the Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer of Probex Corp, an energy technology company. He also served as Vice Chairman of Legend Airlines, from 1997 until 2001. Mr. Plaskett served as Interim President, Chief Executive Officer, and Acting Chief Financial Officer of Greyhound Lines for two years before becoming Chairman from 1995 until 1999, when the company was sold. Previously, he was Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer of Pan Am Corporation from 1988 until 1991. Prior to that, Mr. Plaskett was President and Chief Executive Officer of Continental Airlines from 1986 to 1987. Mr. Plaskett also held several senior management positions at American Airlines and AMR Company between 1974 and 1986. Mr. Plaskett currently serves as a director of Radioshack Corporation and was a director of Novell Corporation and Alcon Laboratories, Inc. until April 2010 and May 2011, respectively.

Robert Stack

Mr. Robert James Stack is an Independent Director of Signet Jewelers Limited effective September 1, 2013. Mr. Stack was until his retirement in 2008, Global Head of Human Resources for Cadbury PLC (formerly Cadbury's Schweppes PLC), having joined Cadbury in 1990 as Vice President, Human Resources, Cadbury Schweppes global beverages unit. On becoming Global Head of Human Resources in 1996, he also joined the board of directors as an executive director where he led the recruitment of senior executives as well as board members and was also responsible for corporate communications and external affairs globally. Mr. Stack graduated with a B.S., Civil and Geological Engineering from Princeton in 1972.

Eugenia Ulasewicz

Ms. Eugenia M. Ulasewicz is an Independent Director of Signet Jewelers Limited effective September 1, 2013. Ms. Ulasewicz was until her retirement in March 2013, President of Burberry Group PLC’s American division, responsible for the US, Canada, Latin America, Central and South America. Ms. Ulasewicz joined Burberry in 1998 and became a member of its executive committee in 2006. Ms. Ulasewicz has held positions of increasing responsibility with Bloomingdales a division of Macy’s Inc. (formerly Federated Department Stores, Inc.) (1975-1991), Galeries Lafayette (1991-1993) and Saks, Inc. (1993-1998). Ms. Ulasewicz has served as a non-executive director of publicly held Bunzl plc since April 2011. Ms. Ulasewicz attended the University of Massachusetts where she graduated with a B.S., Human Ecology in 1975.

John Walls

Mr. John Russell Fotheringham Walls is an Independent Director of Signet Jewelers Ltd., since 2002. He was Group Finance Director of BAA plc until his retirement in August 2002 and was the senior independent director of Hilton Group plc until May 2003 and Stagecoach Group plc until August 2006. Mr. Walls is a non-executive director of Aviva plc until May 2013, Biocon Limited and Mytrah Energy Limited. He is a Fellow of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants.

James Grant