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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

J. Timothy Gannon

65 2012 Chairman of the Board

Robert Bertrand

59 2010 President, Chief Financial Officer, Treasurer

Lloyd Sugarman

59 2013 Chief Executive Officer, Director

Daniel Rubano

53 2010 Senior Vice President - Franchise, Secretary, Director

Ronald Crane

64 2013 Independent Director

Rocco Fiorentino

58 2013 Independent Director

Biographies

Name Description

J. Timothy Gannon

Mr. J. Timothy Gannon is appointed as the Chairman of the Board of Soupman, Inc. In 1994, Inc. Tim Gannon, the co-founder of Outback Steakhouse is an extremely successful businessman, great sportsman and a staunch polo sponsor. He is the creator of the “Bloomin’ Onion” recipe, and many of the other dishes on Outback’s menu. An alumnus of Florida State University, he studied art history and dreamed of being a museum curator which took him to Florence, Italy, where he became a tour guide for an art gallery. He then went to Aspen, Colorado where he developed his passion for food and cooking. The French chef at the Four Seasons Hotel had offered to train him to be his assistant. Over the next 14 years he worked at Steak & Ale for Norman Brinker, and then Al Copeland hired Tim to help operate his Copeland’s Cajun Cafe’ in New Orleans. In 1987, Tim sold his saddle for $250.00 and arrived in Tampa with $37.00 in his pocket when Bob Basham and Chris Sullivan asked him to become their partner and launch a new restaurant concept that became known as Outback Steakhouse. He has served in various senior management capacities at Outback Steakhouse since he co-founded it, and currently serves as a Director Emeritus of OSI Restaurant Partners, LLC, the company which currently owns Outback. In 1994, Inc. Magazine named Tim Gannon Entrepreneur of the Year. In 1999, The Florida Restaurant Association honored him with its “Lifetime Achievement Award”. In 2000, Tim received an honorary Doctorate Degree in Business Administration and Food Service Management from Johnson & Wales University. He is also a member of the Tampa Bay Chamber of Commerce Business Hall of Fame. In 2009, he was inducted into the U.S. Business Hall of Fame along with his partners Chris Sullivan and Bob Basham. In 2011, he launched “Kettle Comfort, Cooking for America” based in West Palm Beach which is chef inspired food that will be delivered to thousands of hungry or nutrition deprived people each day.

Robert Bertrand

Mr. Robert Bertrand is President, Chief Financial Officer, Treasurer of Soupman Inc. He has held that position since inception of the Company. He has been the President and Chief Financial Officer of The Original Soupman, Inc. and Soup Kitchen International since November 2004. For the two years prior to this, he was the Chief Operating Officer and Chief Financial Officer of a startup manufacturer of healthy, indulgent chocolate products sold under the brand name of “SOBE.” From 2000 to 2002, he was a partner in Bullard Financial, Inc., a financial services company specializing in strategic financial planning for small businesses, their owners, and their officers. Mr. Bertrand spent 20 years with two publicly traded companies, Industrial Acoustics Company, Inc. (from 1990 to 2000) and Bairnco Corporation (from 1980 to 1990), starting as accounting manager and ultimately ending up as CFO and Senior Vice-President of Finance and Administration. In 1977, he started his professional career with Singer & Lusardi, a medium-sized CPA firm located in Worcester, Massachusetts. Mr. Bertrand holds a BS in Accounting from Northeastern University and a Masters from Columbia University.

Lloyd Sugarman

Mr. Lloyd Sugarman has been appointed as Chief Executive Officer, Director of Soupman, Inc., effective April 22, 2013. Sugarman was one of the first to sign on when the 25-year-old Johnny Rockets brand started franchising in 1986. Today, he operates 17 Johnny Rockets locations throughout seven states, with annual sales exceeding $24 million -- some of the most highest-grossing locations in the 300-unit chain. He is credited for introducing entertainment elements, adding vegetarian menu items and introducing a new prototype that catapulted the hamburger chain's success. In 2010, seeing tremendous potential, Sugarman became an Area Developer for the Original SoupMan and currently owns three Original SoupMan franchises across seven states.

Daniel Rubano

Mr. Daniel Rubano is Senior Vice President - Franchise, Secretary, Director of Soupman Inc. Mr. Rubano joined our management team as Senior Vice President of Franchise Development and Operations, Secretary and a member of the Board of Directors in January 2010. He has over 25 years of franchise and restaurant experience. He was a member of Soup Kitchen International Board of Directors from 2003 until 2006. For the four years before joining our company, he was President of Ranch*1, a grilled chicken franchise, and for the last two years before joining us, President of Johnny's NY Pizza, a full service restaurant franchise, and Rollerz Wraps, a quick service salad and wrap franchise, all owned by Kahala Corporation. Prior to that, he held various positions within Kahala Corporation which included; Vice President of Blimpie/Hess Account, Director of Operations, and Franchise Sales. Kahala Corporation is the franchisor of over 3,000 restaurants under the names of Cold Stone Creamery, Ranch*1, Blimpie, Surf City Squeeze, Taco Time, Johnny's NY Pizza, Samurai Sam’s, The Great Steak and Potato Co., N'rgize and Frulatti Café. He was previously the Director of Franchise Operations for Ranch*1 from November 1996 through August 2001. Mr. Rubano brings to the board substantial experience in and perspective on consumer marketing, business operations and the food industry. Mr. Rubano brings to the board of directors extensive knowledge of our industry, having served in senior corporate positions in various food companies. His business experience provides him with a broad understanding of the operational, financial and strategic issues facing companies in our industry.

Ronald Crane

Mr.Ronald Crane is Independent Director of of Soupman Inc. Ron Crane has more than 30 years of experience as a practicing attorney in various areas of the law including real estate, contracts and talent agreement and licensing. As Senior Counsel and the practice head in the Advertising and Intellectual Property areas at Omnicom Group Inc., the world’s largest global strategic holding company in the areas of advertising, marketing and corporate communication. We selected Mr. Crane to serve on our board because he brings to the board extensive advertising and marketing knowledge. In addition, his legal background aids us in the protection of our intellectual property.

Rocco Fiorentino

Mr. Rocco Fiorentino is Independent Director of Soupman Inc. Rocco Fiorentino brings more than 25 years of franchise industry experience as President and CEO of The Benetrends Group and its subsidiaries. He also is an active member of the Board of Directors for Swiss Farm Stores and Saxbys Coffee, franchisors of drive thru grocery stores and coffee shops, respectively. Additionally, he serves on the Board of Directors for the International Franchise Association (IFA) and is co-chairman of IFA’s Membership Committee. Before adding these stellar accolades to his resume, Fiorentino served as President and CEO of Freedom Rings, LLC, was an area developer and multi-unit franchisee for Krispy Kreme Doughnuts in Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Delaware, and was Chairman of the Multi-Unit Franchise Conference from 2003 to 2005. As a veteran franchise expert, Fiorentino is a frequent speaker and moderator on franchise matters at the IFA Conference and the Multi-Unit Franchise Conference, and has authored a variety of articles on franchiser financing.

Basic Compensation

Name Fiscal Year Total

J. Timothy Gannon

704,312

Robert Bertrand

197,612

Lloyd Sugarman

164,900

Daniel Rubano

101,884

Ronald Crane

--

Rocco Fiorentino

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As Of 30 Aug 2013

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