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Spectrum Brands Holdings Inc (SPB)

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

David Maura

43 2016 Executive Chairman of the Board

Andreas Rouve

54 2015 President, Chief Executive Officer, Director

Omar Asali

45 2011 Independent Vice Chairman of the Board

Douglas Martin

53 2014 Chief Financial Officer, Executive Vice President

Nathan Fagre

60 2012 Senior Vice President, General Counsel, Secretary

Stacey Neu

49 2014 Senior Vice President of Human Resources

Terry Polistina

52 2013 Director

Joseph Steinberg

72 2015 Director

Kenneth Ambrecht

70 2010 Independent Director

Eugene Davis

61 2010 Independent Director

Norman Matthews

83 2010 Independent Director

Hugh Rovit

55 2010 Independent Director

Dave Prichard

Vice President - Investor Relations & Corporate Communications

Biographies

Name Description

David Maura

Mr. David M. Maura is Executive Chairman of the Board of the Company. He was Chairman of the Board of Spectrum Brands Holdings, Inc.., since July 2011. He served as interim Chairman of the Board and as one of our directors since June 2010. Mr. Maura is a Managing Director and the Executive Vice President of Investments at HRG since October 2011, and is a member of HRG’s board of directors since May 2011. Mr. Maura previously served as a Vice President and Director of Investments of Harbinger Capital from 2006 until 2012, where he was responsible for investments in consumer products, agriculture and retail sectors. Prior to joining Harbinger Capital in 2006, Mr. Maura was a Managing Director and Senior Research Analyst at First Albany Capital, where he focused on distressed debt and special situations, primarily in the consumer products and retail sectors. Prior to First Albany, Mr. Maura was a Director and Senior High Yield Research Analyst in Global High Yield Research at Merrill Lynch & Co. Mr. Maura was a Vice President and Senior Analyst in the High Yield Group at Wachovia Securities, where he covered various consumer product, service, and retail companies. Mr. Maura began his career at ZPR Investment Management as a Financial Analyst. During the past five years, Mr. Maura has served on the board of directors of Ferrous Resources, Ltd., Russell Hobbs (formerly Salton, Inc.), Applica, Inc., and HRG. Mr. Maura received a B.S. in Business Administration from Stetson University and is a CFA charterholder. Mr. Maura is a member of our Compensation Committee.

Andreas Rouve

Mr. Andreas Rouve has been appointed as President, Chief Executive Officer, Director of the Company. Mr. Rouve has served as one of our directors since October 2015. Mr. Rouve was appointed our Chief Executive Officer, effective April 1, 2015, and he previously held the position of Chief Operating Officer of the Company, effective February 2014, until his appointment to Chief Executive Officer. Mr. Rouve previously held the position of President of the Company’s international activities beginning in January 2013. Previously, commencing in 2007, he served as Senior Vice President and Managing Director of Spectrum Brands’ European Battery and Personal Care business and subsequently led the integration of the Home Appliances and Pet Supplies European businesses in 2010-2011. Mr. Rouvé joined Spectrum Brands in 2002 as Chief Financial Officer of the European Battery division. Prior to that, he worked 13 years with VARTA AG in a variety of management positions, including Chief Financial Officer of VARTA Portable Batteries from 1999 to 2002, Managing Director Asia from 1997 to 1999, and Director of Finance of 3C Alliance L.L.P., a U.S. joint venture of VARTA, Duracell, and Toshiba, from 1995 to 1997. Mr. Rouvé holds a Master’s of Business Administration (Diplom-Kaufmann) from the University of Mannheim (Germany) and a Doctor of Economics and Social Science (Dr. rer. soc. oec.) from the University of Linz (Austria).

Omar Asali

Mr. Omar M. Asali has been appointed as Independent Vice Chairman of the Board of Spectrum Brands Holdings, Inc., since July 2011. Mr. Asali has served as a director of HRG since May 2011, and has been a senior officer of HRG since June 2011. Mr. Asali has served as the Chief Executive Officer since March 2015 and President of HRG since October 2011. Mr. Asali is also the Chairman of HGI Asset Management Holdings, LLC, and a member of the Board of Directors of Fidelity & Guaranty Life, Front Street Re (Cayman) Ltd., Zap.Com Corporation, and Compass Production GP, LLC, each of which is a subsidiary of HRG, and a member of the investment committee of CorAmerica Capital, LLC (“CorAmerica”), Five Island Asset Management, LLC, FIAM Capital Management, LLC, Energy & Infrastructure Capital, LLC (“EIC”) and Salus Capital Partners, LLC (“Salus”), each of which is a subsidiary of HRG. Mr. Asali is responsible for overseeing the day-to-day activities of HRG, including M&A activity and overall business strategy for HRG and its underlying subsidiaries. Mr. Asali has been directly involved in all of HRG’s acquisitions across all sectors, and he is actively involved in HRG’s management and investment activities. Prior to becoming President of HRG, Mr. Asali was a Managing Director and Head of Global Strategy of Harbinger Capital Partners LLC (“Harbinger Capital”), where he was responsible for global portfolio strategy and business development. Before joining Harbinger Capital in 2009, Mr. Asali was the co-head of Goldman Sachs. Hedge Fund Strategies (“Goldman Sachs HFS”) where he helped manage approximately $25 billion of capital allocated to external managers. Mr. Asali also served as co-chair of the Investment Committee at Goldman Sachs HFS. Before joining Goldman Sachs HFS in 2003, Mr. Asali worked in Goldman Sachs’ Investment Banking Division, providing M&A and strategic advisory services to clients in the High Technology Group.

Douglas Martin

Mr. Douglas L. Martin is appointed as Chief Financial Officer, Executive Vice President of the Company, effective September 1, 2014. Prior to joining the Company, Mr. Martin served from September 2012 to August 2014 as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Newell Rubbermaid Inc., a global marketer of consumer and commercial products, including writing, home solutions, tools, commercial products, and baby & parenting brands. Mr. Martin was employed by Newell Rubbermaid Inc. since 1987, serving in a variety of senior financial roles, including Deputy Chief Financial Officer from February 2012 to September 2012, Vice President of Finance – Newell Consumer from November 2011 to February 2012, Vice President of Finance – Office Products from December 2007 to November 2011, and Vice President and Treasurer from June 2002 to December 2007. Mr. Martin began his career with KPMG LLP, holds a bachelor’s degree in accounting from Rockford College, Illinois, and is a Certified Public Accountant.

Nathan Fagre

Mr. Nathan C. Fagre is Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary of Spectrum Brands Holdings, Inc., since May 2012. He previously had served as Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary for ValueVision Media, Inc. from May 2000 until January 2011. Prior to that time, he had served as Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary for the exploration and production division of Occidental Petroleum Corporation, from May 1995 until April 2000. Before joining Occidental Petroleum Corporation, Mr. Fagre had been in private law practice with Sullivan & Cromwell, LLP and Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher, LLP. Mr. Fagre graduated with a bachelor’s degree from Harvard College in 1977, received a master of philosophy (M.Phil.) degree in international relations from Oxford University in 1979, and received a J.D. from Harvard Law School in 1982. Mr. Fagre served as chairman of the Electronic Retailing Association from 2008-2009 after becoming a director of the association in 2004. Mr. Fagre currently serves as a member of the board of directors of the Greater Madison Chamber of Commerce since 2012, and as a director of Shaser, Inc., a medical device company, since 2013.

Stacey Neu

Ms. Stacey L. Neu is the Senior Vice President of Human Resources of the company. Ms. Neu previously served as the Division Vice President for Human Resources for the Global Batteries and Appliances business, and before that was the Division Vice President for Human Resources for the Home & Garden business. Prior to those assignments, she was Senior Director for Human Resources for the Personal Care business. She was originally hired by Spectrum in October of 2005 to oversee the Battery and Personal Care – Talent Management function and lead the people integration efforts related to the acquisition of United Industries. Before joining Spectrum, Ms. Neu was employed for six years at Charter Communications in various human resources leadership roles culminating in her appointment to Vice President Corporate Human Resources from 2003 to 2005. Ms. Neu holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business from the University of Phoenix.

Terry Polistina

Mr. Terry Lee Polistina is Director of Spectrum Brands Holdings, Inc. Prior to that time, he had served as a director of SBI from August 2009 to June 2010. Mr. Polistina is also a director of Entic, Inc. and Shaser, Inc. Mr. Polistina served as our President, Small Appliances since June 2010 and became President–Global Appliances in October 2010 and left in September 2013. Prior to that time, Mr. Polistina served as the CEO and President of Russell Hobbs. Mr. Polistina served as Chief Operating Officer at Applica, Inc. in 2006 to 2007 and Chief Financial Officer from 2001 to 2007, at which time Applica, Inc. combined with Russell Hobbs. Mr. Polistina also served as a Senior Vice President of Applica, Inc. since June 1998. Mr. Polistina received an undergraduate degree in finance from the University of Florida and holds a Masters of Business Administration from the University of Miami.

Joseph Steinberg

Mr. Joseph S. Steinberg is Director of Spectrum Brands Holdings, Inc. Mr. Steinberg is currently Chairman of the Board of Leucadia National Corporation, where he has served as a director since 1978 and as President from 1979 to 2013. Mr. Steinberg also is the Chairman of the Board of HRG, a position he has held since December 2014 after becoming a director in July 2014. Mr. Steinberg also has served as Chairman of the Board of HomeFed Corporation since 1999 and as a director since 1998, and is a member of the board of directors of Crimson Wine Group, Ltd. Mr. Steinberg has served as a director of Jefferies Group, LLC since April 2008 and previously served as a director of Mueller Industries, Inc. from September 2011 to September 2012.

Kenneth Ambrecht

Mr. Kenneth Charles Ambrecht is Independent Director of Spectrum Brands Holdings, Inc., since June 2010. Prior to that time, he had served as a director of SBI from August 2009 to June 2010. Since December 2005, Mr. Ambrecht has served as a principal of KCA Associates LLC, through which he provides advice on financial transactions. From July 2004 to December 2005, Mr. Ambrecht served as a Managing Director with the investment banking firm First Albany Capital, Inc. Prior to that, Mr. Ambrecht was a Managing Director with Royal Bank Canada Capital Markets. Prior to that post, Mr. Ambrecht worked with the investment bank Lehman Brothers as Managing Director with its capital market division. Mr. Ambrecht is also a member of the Board of Directors of American Financial Group, Inc. During the past five years, Mr. Ambrecht has also served as a director of Dominion Petroleum Ltd. and Fortescue Metals Group Limited. Mr. Ambrecht serves as the Chairman of our Compensation Committee and is a member of our Audit and our Nominating and Corporate Governance Committees.

Eugene Davis

Mr. Eugene I. Davis is Independent Director of Spectrum Brands Holdings, Inc., since June 2010. Prior to that time, he had served as a director of SBI from August 2009 to June 2010. Mr. Davis is also a director of the following five public companies: HRG, WMI Holdings Corp., Genco Shipping, Hercules Offshore, Inc., and U.S. Concrete, Inc. Mr. Davis is a director of ALST Casino Holdco, LLC, whose common stock is registered under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 but does not publicly trade. Mr. Davis has been the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Pirinate Consulting Group LLC (“Pirinate”), a privately held consulting firm, since 1999. Pirinate specializes in turnaround management, merger and acquisition consulting and strategic planning advisory services for public and private business entities. Previously, Mr. Davis served as President, Vice Chairman and Director of Emerson Radio Corporation and Chief Executive Officer and Vice Chairman of Sport Supply Group, Inc. During the past five years, Mr. Davis has also been a director of Ambassadors International, Inc., American Commercial Lines Inc., Atlas Air Worldwide Holdings, Inc., The Cash Store Financial Services, Inc., Delta Airlines, Dex One Corp., Foamex International Inc., Footstar, Inc., Global Power Equipment Group Inc., Granite Broadcasting Corporation, GSI Group, Inc., Ion Media Networks, Inc., Knology, Inc., JGWPT Holdings, Inc., Media General, Inc., Mosaid Technologies, Inc., Ogelbay Norton Company, Orchid Cellmark, Inc., PRG-Schultz International Inc., Roomstore, Inc., Rural/Metro Corp., SeraCare Life Sciences, Inc., Silicon Graphics International, Smurfit-Stone Container Corporation, Solutia Inc., Spansion, Inc., Tipperary Corporation, Trump Entertainment Resorts, Inc., Viskase, Inc. (not a public corporation since 2008) and YRC Worldwide, Inc. Mr. Davis is the Chairperson of our Audit Committee and is our Audit Committee Financial Expert. .

Norman Matthews

Mr. Norman S. Matthews is Independent Director of Spectrum Brands Holdings Inc., since June 2010. Mr. Matthews has served as one of our directors since June 2010. Prior to that time, he had served as a director of SBI since August 2009. Mr. Matthews has over three decades of experience as a business leader in marketing and merchandising, and is currently an independent business consultant. As former President of Federated Department Stores, he led the operations of one of the nation’s leading department store retailers with over 850 department stores, including those under the names of Bloomingdales, Burdines, Foley’s, Lazarus and Rich’s, as well as various specialty store chains, discount chains and Ralph’s Grocery. In addition to his senior management roles at Federated Department Stores, Mr. Matthews also served as Senior Vice President and General Merchandise Manager at E.J. Korvette and Senior Vice President of Marketing and Corporate Development at Broyhill Furniture Industries. Mr. Matthews is a Princeton University graduate, and earned his Master’s degree in Business Administration from Harvard Business School. He also currently serves on the Boards of Directors at Duff & Phelps Corporation, Henry Schein, Inc., Party City, The Children’s Place Retail Stores, Inc., is a director emeritus of Sunoco, The Progressive Corporation, Toys R’ Us, and Federated Department Stores, and is a trustee emeritus at the American Museum of Natural History. Mr. Matthews is the Chairman of our Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee.

Hugh Rovit

Mr. Hugh R. Rovit is Independent Director of Spectrum Brands Holdings, Inc., since June 2010. Prior to that time, he had served as a director of SBI from August 2009 to June 2010. Mr. Rovit is presently Chief Executive Officer of Ellery Homestyles, a leading supplier of branded and private label home fashion products to major retailers, offering curtains, bedding, throws and specialty products. Previously, Mr. Rovit served as Chief Executive Officer of Sure Fit Inc., a marketer and distributor of home furnishing products from 2006 through 2012, and was a Principal at a turnaround management firm Masson & Company from 2001 through 2005. Previously, Mr. Rovit held the positions of Chief Financial Officer of Best Manufacturing, Inc., a manufacturer and distributor of institutional service apparel and textiles, from 1998 through 2001 and Chief Financial Officer of Royce Hosiery Mills, Inc., a manufacturer and distributor of men’s and women’s hosiery, from 1991 through 1998. Mr. Rovit is a director of Twin Star International and a director emeritus of Nellson Nutraceuticals, Inc., Kid Brands Inc., Atkins Nutritional, Inc., Oneida, Ltd. and Cosmetic Essence, Inc. Mr. Rovit received his Bachelor of Arts degree with distinction in government from Dartmouth College and has a Masters of Business Administration from the Harvard Business School. Mr. Rovit is a member of our Audit Committee.

Dave Prichard

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