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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Nicolas Boel

54 2012 Chairman of the Board

Jean-Pierre Clamadieu

58 2012 Chairman of the Executive Committee, Chief Executive Officer, Executive Director

Karim Hajjar

51 2013 Member of the Executive Committee, Chief Financial Officer

Nicolas Cudre-Mauroux

Group Research & Innovation, General Manager

Jean-Pierre Labroue

53 2012 Group General Counsel

Cecile Tandeau de Marsac

2012 Group General Manager Human Resources

Michel Defourny

2010 Group Corporate Secretary & General Manager Communication

Maria Alcon Hidalgo

Head of Investor Relations

Vincent De Cuyper

53 2012 Member of the Executive Committee

Pascal Juery

50 2014 Member of the Executive Committee

Roger Kearns

53 2012 Member of the Executive Committee

Denis Solvay

59 2012 Director

Jean-Marie Solvay

60 1991 Director

Bernard de Laguiche

57 2013 Non-Executive Director

Charles Casimir-Lambert

49 2007 Independent Director

Herve Coppens d'Eeckenbrugge

59 2010 Independent Director

Yves-Thibault de Silguy

68 2010 Independent Director

Francoise de Viron

61 2013 Independent Director

Evelyn Diego du Monceau de Bergendal

66 2010 Independent Director

Gilles Michel

60 2014 Independent Director

Amparo Moraleda Martinez

52 2013 Independent Director

Marjan Oudeman

58 2015 Independent Director

Bernhard Scheuble

63 2006 Independent Director

Rosemary Thorne

64 2014 Independent Director

Biographies

Name Description

Nicolas Boel

Mr. Nicolas Boel serves as Chairman of the Board of Solvay S.A. since May 9, 2012. He has been Chairman of the Finance Committee and Chairman of the Compensation Committee of the Company since May 9, 2012. He is Member of the Nomination Committee of the Company. He was first appointed, as an Independent Director, in 1998. Then, he serve as a Director from 2010 to May 9, 2012. Apart from his duties at the Company he occupies the post of Director of Sofina. Mr. Nicolas Boel has a Master of Arts in Economics (Universite catholique de Louvain) and a Master of Business Administration (College of William and Mary - United States).

Jean-Pierre Clamadieu

Mr. Jean-Pierre Clamadieu has served as Chairman of the Executive Committee, Chief Executive Officer, Executive Director of Solvay S.A. since May 10, 2012. He served as Deputy Chief Executive Officer of the Company until May 10, 2012. He is Member of the Company's Finance Committee. Apart from his duties at the Company, he occupies the post of Director of Axa, Faurecia. Mr. Jean-Pierre Clamadieu graduated from Ecole des Mines de Paris in 1981 with a Engineering degree. Jean-Pierre Clamadieu begins his career in France in the Ministry of Industry and as a technical advisor to the Minister of Labor. He joined Rhone-Poulenc in 1993 where he held several positions, including President of Rhodia Chemicals Latin America, President of Rhodia Eco Services, Senior Vice-President Corporate Purchasing, and President of the Pharmaceuticals & Agrochemicals Division.

Karim Hajjar

Mr. Karim Hajjar has served as Member of the Executive Committee, Chief Financial Officer of Solvay S.A. since October 1, 2013. Before joining the Company, he was Director Finance and Planning at Imperial Tobacco Group Plc. In his first job, he became a partner at Grant Thornton Chartered Accountants which he joined in 1984. He moved on to Royal Dutch/Shell where between 1995 and 2004 he was amongst others deputy CFO of Shell Chemicals. Mr. Hajjar was CFO of Tarmac Group from 2005 to 2009 and its managing director until 2010. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Economics from City University, London. He also holds a Chartered Accountancy (ICAEW) Qualification.

Nicolas Cudre-Mauroux

Jean-Pierre Labroue

Mr. Jean-Pierre Labroue has served as Group General Counsel of Solvay S.A. since December 2012. He began his career in October 1988 with the Jeantet & Associes law firm in Paris. In May 1989, he joined Rhone-Poulenc Chimie’s legal department where he became more specifically involved in mergers & acquisitions. In November 1993, he moved to the American Rhone-Poulenc Rorer’s headquarters in Collegeville, PA. He came back to France in May 1996 to take the position of Vice President & General Counsel, Europe and International of Rhone-Poulenc Rorer.In December 1999, he was appointed Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary of Aventis Pharma SA, in charge of legal support to the commercial, industrial and R&D operations in France, then for Europe. In September 2004, he joined Rhodia to take the position of Group General Counsel & Corporate Secretary, first supervising the Legal function and later also Mergers & Acquisitions and Public Affairs. Mr. Jean-Pierre Labroue holds post graduate degrees in International Law (DEA) and in International Business law (DESS) from Universite Paris X Nanterre, completed the ESSEC-IMD business school program and obtained a LL.M. degree in Corporate Law & Finance from Widener University, DE.

Cecile Tandeau de Marsac

Ms. Cecile Tandeau de Marsac has served as Group General Manager Human Resources of Solvay S.A. since September 2012. She started her career in Nestle Group working in the Marketing and Human Resources Functions during 20 years. In 2007, she joined Rhodia and was appointed Human Resources Director for Polyamide and Energy Services GBUs and for the Human Resources Function. She led the growth ambition project "Rhodia Move for Growth" in 2010 before joining, at the very beginning of the integration process with Solvay, the Integration Management Office as IMO partner. Ms. Cecile Tandeau de Marsac is a graduate from a Management and Business School – Ecole Superieure de Commerce de Rouen.

Michel Defourny

Mr. Michel Defourny has served as Group Corporate Secretary & General Manager Communication of Solvay S.A. since June 2010. He joined the Solvay Group end 1987 and occupied since this date different positions at the Financial Central Direction, as well as in Chemical sector and Plastic sector (Finance Manager). Since November 2001, he has been assuming the function of Head of Corporate Communications and Investor Relations. Mr. Michel Defourny is a qualified Commercial engineer (ICHEC),

Maria Alcon Hidalgo

Vincent De Cuyper

Mr. Vincent De Cuyper has serves as Member of the Executive Committee of Solvay S.A. since 2012. He served as Member of the Executive Committee, Group General Manager of Chemicals Sector of the Company from May 1, 2006 until 2012. He began his career at Solvay in 1987 and held various positions in production and project management when sent on international assignments in France, Thailand and Argentina. In 1999, he was appointed Manager of the Vinythai plant in Map Ta Put in Thailand and, subsequently, Managing Director of Vinythai PCL. Mr. Vincent De Cuyper has a Chemical Engineering degree from Universite catholique de Louvain, a Master in Industrial Management from the same university and an AMP from Harvard University. He has spent his entire career at Solvay, where he was previously Managing Director General of Vinythai, a listed Thai company.

Pascal Juery

Mr. Pascal Juery has served as Member of the Executive Committee of Solvay S.A. since January 1, 2014. He joined the internal audit team of Rhone-Poulenc in 1988, after a first work experience in South Korea. He then took up various business responsibilities in France and later in the USA within Novecare. General Manager for Europe and in charge of the global HPC business of Novecare from 2003 to 2006, he then took over the responsibility of procurement for the Rhodia group. In 2008 he moved back to the USA to take the helm of Novecare. Mr. Juery joined the Rhodia executive committee in 2010. After the merger with Solvay, he took up the responsibility of President of Solvay Essential Chemicals. He is a graduate of Paris Graduate School of Management (1986).

Roger Kearns

Mr. Roger Lester Kearns has served as Member of the Executive Committee of Solvay S.A. since July 1, 2008. Between July 1, 2008 and 2012, he was Member of the Executive Committee, Region General Manager Asia Pacific within the Company. He began his career with Solvay in 1986 as a process engineer at the Solvay Polymers plant in Texas. He then held various manufacturing, technical, marketing, and business management positions before moving several times to Belgium and Thailand. In 2004, he was appointed President of Solvay Advanced Polymers. Mr. Roger Lester Kearns has a Bachelor of Science in Engineering Arts (Georgetown College of Georgetown University), a Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering (Georgia Institute of Technology - Atlanta) and a Masters of Business Administration (Stanford University).

Denis Solvay

Mr. Denis Solvay has served as Director of Solvay S.A. since May 8, 2012. Since May 9, 2006, he has been Member of the Company's Compensation and Nomination Committees. From May 9, 2006 until May 8, 2012, he served as Vice Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Company. Between 1997 and May 2010, he was Independent Member of the Board of Director of Solvay S.A. He was Independent Director of the Company between 1997 and May 9, 2006. Currently, he is Director of Eurogentec SA, Abelag Holding SA, Luxaviation Holding Company; Voluntary Director of the healthcare Institute A.N.B.C.T. and Queen Elisabeth Musical Chapel. Mr. Denis Solvay has a Business Engineering degree from Solvay Business School the Universite Libre de Bruxelles (Free University of Brussels).

Jean-Marie Solvay

Mr. Jean-Marie Solvay has served as Director of Solvay S.A. since 1991. He is also Member of the Innovation Board. He was first appointed in 1991. He followed the Advanced Management Program at Insead. He is Chief Executive Officer of Albrecht RE Immobilien GmbH & Co. KG. Member of the Board of Directors of Heliocentris Energy Solutions AG. as well as Chairman of the Board of the International Solvay Institutes. Mr. Jean-Marie Solvay completed Advanced Management Program at INSEAD.

Bernard de Laguiche

Mr. Bernard de Laguiche has served as Non-Executive Director of Solvay S.A. since September 30, 2013. On May 13, 2014, he was appointed Member of Audit Committee and Member of the Finance Committee of the Company. He served as Chief Financial Officer, Member of the Executive Committee, Executive Director from March 1, 2006 until September 30, 2013. He was first appointed at the Ordinary Shareholders Meeting of June 2, 2005, effective March 1, 2006. He joined the Company in 1987 and has held a number of positions of responsibility in Belgium, Germany and the United Kingdom. Until the end of 2005, he was Managing Director of Solvay Solexis in Milan. He is Managing Director of Solvac SA and Chairman of the Board of Peroxidos do Brasil Ltda, Curitiba. Mr. de Laguiche holds a Commercial Engineering degree and a Master of Arts in Economics from the Universitaet St. Gallen (University of St Gallen).

Charles Casimir-Lambert

Mr. Charles Casimir-Lambert has served as Independent Director of Solvay S.A. since May 8, 2007. He has been Member of the Audit Committee of the Company since July 26, 2007. He holds a Masters of Business Administration degree from Columbia University, a degree from London Business School of the University of London, and a Master degree in Economics, Management and Finance from Universitaet St. Gallen, Switzerland. Mr. Casimir-Lambert currently supervises his family's global interests.

Herve Coppens d'Eeckenbrugge

Bn. Herve Coppens d'Eeckenbrugge has served as Independent Director of Solvay S.A. since 2010. He was Non-Independent Director of the Company between May 12, 2009 and 2010. He is also Member of the Company's Audit and Finance Committees. Until June 30, 2013, he serves as Group Director Petercam Sa, Director of Vital Renewable Energy Company LLC. He holds a Master of Arts degree in Law from Universite catholique de Louvain. He also holds a diploma in Economics and Business from ICHEC Brussels Management School.

Yves-Thibault de Silguy

Mr. Yves-Thibault de Silguy has served as Independent Director of Solvay S.A. since May 11, 2010. He is also Chairman of the Company's Nomination Committee, as well as Member of the Company's Finance Committee. He has been Member of the Compensation Committee of the Company since May 11, 2010. He is Vice Chairman and Lead Director of the VINCI group, Director of LVMH, Chairman of the Supervisory Board of Sofi sport (France), Director of VTB bank (Moscow), and Chairman of YTSeuropaconsultants. He holds a Master of Arts in Law from Universite de Rennes, graduated from Institut d'Etudes Politiques de Paris, and Ecole Nationale d’Administration,

Francoise de Viron

Mrs. Francoise de Viron has served as Independent Director of Solvay S.A. since 2013. She serves as Professor in the Faculty of Psychology and Education Sciences and Louvain School of Management (UCL), as well as Academic Member of the Center of Research Entrepreneurial Change and Innovative Strategies, of Interdisciplinary Group of Research in Socialization, Education and Training, of the Interdisciplinary Research Group in Adult Education at UCL. Mrs. Francoise de Viron holds a Doctorate of Science and a Master in Sociology, both from Catholic Louvain University. She has been a Member of the Compensation and Nomination Committees since 2013.

Evelyn Diego du Monceau de Bergendal

Mrs. Evelyn Diego du Monceau de Bergendal has served as Independent Director of Solvay S.A. since May 2010. She is Vice Chair of the Board and Chair of the Remuneration and Nomination Committee of UCB SA, Member of the Board of Directors of La Financicre de Tubize SA, Director of FBNet Belgium, as well as Member of the Commission Corporate Governance. She holds a Master of Arts in Applied Economics from Universite catholique de Louvain (1972). She has been a Member of the Nomination Committee of the Company since May 2010, and is a Member of the Compensation Committee of the Company.

Gilles Michel

Mr. Gilles Michel has served as Independent Director of Solvay S.A. since 2014. Since May 13, 2014, he has been Member of the Company's Finance Committee. He is former CEO of Ceramics & Plastics, Saint-Gobain, France. former Member of the Management Board, PSA, France. former CEO, Fonds strategique d’Investissement (FSI), France. as well as Chairman & CEO, Imerys, France (listed). Mr. Gilles Michel graduated from Ecole Polytechnique, Ecole Nationale de la Statistique et de l'Administration de l'Economie (ENSAE), and from Institut d'Etudes Politiques de Paris.

Amparo Moraleda Martinez

Mrs. Amparo Moraleda Martinez has served as Independent Director at Solvay S.A. since 2013. She is Member of the Company's Compensation and Nomination Committee. She is former General Manager for IBM Spain, Portugal, Greece, Israel and Turkey; former Chief Operating Officer, International Division (Spain) and Acting CEO, Scottish Power (UK) of Iberdrola; Member of the Boards of the following listed companies: Alstom (France), Faurecia (France), Caixabank (Spain) and Melía Hotels International (Spain). Member of the Consejo rector of Consejo Superior of Investigaciones Cientifi cas. Mrs. Amparo Moraleda Martinez holds a degree in Industrial Engineering from Universidad Pontificia Comillas ICAI - ICADE, as well as MBA from Instituto de Estudios Superiores de la Empresa (IESE).

Marjan Oudeman

Mrs. Marjan Oudeman has served as Independent Director of Solvay S.A. since May 12, 2015. She has been Member of the Audit Committee of the Company since May 12, 2015. She is Member of the Board of SHV Holdings N.V., the Netherlands, Member of the Board of Royal Ten Cate, Netherlands, Member of the Supervisory Board of Koninklijke Concertgebouw, the Netherlands, Chairman of the Board of Ronald McDonald Children’s Fund, Member of the Supervisory Board of the Rijksmuseum, the Netherlands.

Bernhard Scheuble

Prof. Dr. Bernhard Scheuble has served as Independent Director of Solvay S.A. since May 9, 2006. He has served as Chairman of the Company's Audit Committee since May 11, 2010. He is former Chairman of the Executive Board of Merck KGaA, Darmstadt and former Member of the E. Merck OHG Board. He holds a Master of Science degree in Nuclear Physics and a Doctorate in Philosophy in Solar Energy, both from Albert-Ludwigs-Universitaet Freiburg.

Rosemary Thorne

Mrs. Rosemary P. Thorne has served as Independent Director of Solvay S.A. since 2014. Since May 13, 2014, she also has been Member of the Company's Audit Committee. She is Fellow of Chartered Institute of Management Accountants FCMA and CGMA, Fellow Association of Corporate Treasurers FCT. as well as Former Chief Financial Officer for J. Sainsbury, Bradford & Bingley and Ladbrokes and Member of the Board and Chair of Audit Committee of Santander UK and Smurfi t Kappa Group (Ireland). Mrs. Rosemary P. Thorne holds a Honors Degree in Mathematics and Economics from the University of Warwick.