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TreeHouse Foods Inc (THS)

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Sam Reed

69 2011 Chairman of the Board, President and Chief Executive Officer

Dennis Riordan

58 2016 President

Matthew Foulston

52 2016 Chief Financial Officer, Executive Vice President

Thomas O'Neill

60 2011 Chief Administrative Officer, Executive Vice President, General Counsel, Corporate Secretary

Lori Roberts

55 2015 Senior Vice President of Human Resources

Rachel Bishop

42 2014 Senior Vice President; Chief Strategy Officer

Erik Kahler

50 2006 Senior Vice President - Corporate Development

Ann Sardini

66 2014 Lead Independent Director

Linda Massman

49 2016 Director

David Vermylen

65 2011 Director, Senior Advisor

George Bayly

73 2005 Independent Director

Dennis O'Brien

58 2009 Independent Director

Frank O'Connell

72 2005 Independent Director

Gary Smith

73 2011 Independent Director

Terdema Ussery

57 2014 Independent Director

Biographies

Name Description

Sam Reed

Mr. Sam K. Reed is Chairman of the Board, President and Chief Executive Officer of Treehouse Foods Inc. Prior to joining the company, Mr. Reed was a principal in TreeHouse LLC, an entity unrelated to the Company that was formed to pursue investment opportunities in consumer packaged goods businesses. From March 2001 to April 2002, Mr. Reed served as Vice Chairman of Kellogg Company. From January 1996 to March 2001, Mr. Reed served as the President and Chief Executive Officer, and as a director of Keebler Foods Company. Prior to joining Keebler, Mr. Reed served as Chief Executive Officer of Specialty Foods Corporation’s (unrelated to Dean Foods, as defined below) Western Bakery Group division from 1994 to 1995. Mr. Reed has also served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Mother’s Cake and Cookie Co. and has held Executive Vice President positions at Wyndham Bakery Products and Murray Bakery Products. In addition to our Board, Mr. Reed has previously served on the boards of directors of Weight Watchers International, Inc. and Tractor Supply Company. Mr. Reed holds a B.A. from Rice University and an M.B.A. from Stanford University.

Dennis Riordan

Mr. Dennis F. Riordan serves as President of the Company. He was Chief Financial Officer and Executive Vice President of Treehouse Foods Inc. From January 3, 2006 to July 1, 2011 Mr. Riordan was Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of the Company. Prior to joining us, Mr. Riordan was Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Océ-USA Holding, Inc., a manufacturer of printers and printing supplies and services, where he was responsible for the company’s financial activities in North America. Mr. Riordan joined Océ-USA, Inc. in 1997 as Vice President and Chief Financial Officer and was elevated to Chief Financial Officer of Océ-USA Holding, Inc. in 1999. In 2004, Mr. Riordan was named Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer and assumed the chairmanship of the company’s wholly owned subsidiaries Arkwright, Inc. and Océ Mexico de S.A. Prior to his employment with Océ-USA, Mr. Riordan held positions with Sunbeam Corporation, Wilson Sporting Goods and Coopers & Lybrand. Mr. Riordan has also served on the boards of directors of Océ-USA Holdings, Océ North America, Océ Business Services, Inc. and Arkwright, Inc., all of which are wholly owned subsidiaries of Océ NV. Mr. Riordan is a Certified Public Accountant and holds a B.A. from Cleveland State University.

Matthew Foulston

Mr. Matthew J. Foulston has been appointed as Chief Financial Officer, Executive Vice President of TreeHouse Foods, Inc., effective no later than December 2, 2016. Mr. Foulston most recently was Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Compass Minerals International, Inc. (NYSE: CMP), where he was responsible for accounting, financial planning and reporting, tax, internal audit, capital investment management and investor relations. Prior to joining Compass Minerals in 2014, Mr. Foulston was Senior Vice President of Operations and Corporate Finance at Navistar International and Vice President and Chief Financial Officer at Navistar Truck. Mr. Foulston previously held senior leadership positions at Mazda North America and Ford Motor Company in Germany, the United Kingdom and the United States. Mr. Foulston earned his Bachelors of Science with honors in Economics from Loughborough University in Leicestershire, United Kingdom.

Thomas O'Neill

Mr. Thomas E. O'Neill, Jr., is Chief Administrative Officer, Executive Vice President, General Counsel, Corporate Secretary of Treehouse Foods Inc. From January 27, 2005 to July 1, 2011, Mr. O’Neill was Senior Vice President, General Counsel, Chief Administrative Officer, and Corporate Secretary of the Company. Prior to joining us, Mr. O’Neill was a principal in TreeHouse, LLC, an entity unrelated to the Company that was formed to pursue investment opportunities in consumer packaged goods businesses. From February 2000 to March 2001, he served as Senior Vice President, Secretary and General Counsel of Keebler Foods Company. He previously served at Keebler as Vice President, Secretary and General Counsel from December 1996 to February 2000. Prior to joining Keebler, Mr. O’Neill served as Vice President and Division Counsel for the Worldwide Beverage Division of the Quaker Oats Company from December 1994 to December 1996; Vice President and Division Counsel of the Gatorade Worldwide Division of the Quaker Oats Company from 1991 to 1994; and Corporate Counsel at Quaker Oats from 1985 to 1991. Prior to joining Quaker Oats, Mr. O’Neill was an attorney at Winston & Strawn LLP. In 1991, Mr. O’Neill completed the Program for Management Development at Harvard Business School. Mr. O’Neill holds a B.A. and J.D. from the University of Notre Dame.

Lori Roberts

Ms. Lori G. Roberts is Senior Vice President of Human Resources of the Company since July 2015. Prior to joining TreeHouse, Ms. Roberts was Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer at TMK Ipsco, Inc. from May 2010 to March 2013. From February 2007 to December 2009, Ms. Roberts was Vice President Human Resources at Claymore Group, Inc. Ms. Roberts was not employed between March 2013 and December 2014 and between January 2010 and April 2010. She previously held senior level human resources roles at Pliant Corporation, Wallace Computer Services, Inc. and Cummins Inc. Ms. Roberts holds a B.S. and an M.A. from Indiana University..

Rachel Bishop

Ms. Rachel R. Bishop is Senior Vice President and Chief Strategy Officer of Treehouse Foods, INC. Prior to joining TreeHouse, Ms. Bishop was at the Walgreen Company from 2009 where she was most recently Group Vice President, Retail Strategy. From 2001-2009 Ms. Bishop was at McKinsey & Company, where she worked with consumer businesses on a broad range of sales, marketing, and operational topics with a focus on growth strategy development and implementation. Ms. Bishop earned a Ph.D. in Materials Science and Engineering with a minor in technology management from Northwestern University, where she was a National Science Foundation fellowship recipient and graduate fellow at GE Research & Development Center. She holds B.S. degrees in Materials Science and Engineering and in Geophysics from Brown University.

Erik Kahler

Mr. Erik Thomas Kahler is Senior Vice President - Corporate Development of TreeHouse Foods, Inc. Prior to joining TreeHouse, Mr. Kahler served as Managing Director of Dresdner Kleinwort Securities, LLC, a full service global investment bank for public and private companies, from May 2004 to October 2006. From November 1997 to July 2003, Mr. Kahler held senior investment banking leadership roles at Citigroup, Inc., as Director — Mergers and Acquisitions Citigroup Global Markets Holdings Inc. and at Wasserstein Perella & Company, Inc., where he was Vice President — Mergers and Acquisitions. Prior to joining Wasserstein Perella, Mr. Kahler worked for Ernst & Young and CIBC in various financial advisory roles. Mr. Kahler holds a B.A. from Colorado College and an M.B.A. from J.L. Kellogg Graduate School of Management at Northwestern University.

Ann Sardini

Ms. Ann M. Sardini is Lead Independent Director of Treehouse Foods Inc. Ms. Sardini is currently an independent advisor and consultant to early and mid-stage companies and private equity firms. From April 2001 to June 2012, when she retired from that position, Ms. Sardini served as the Chief Financial Officer of Weight Watchers International, Inc. She served as Chief Financial Officer of Vitamin Shoppe.com, Inc., a seller of vitamins and nutritional supplements, from September 1999 to December 2001, and from March 1995 to August 1999 she served as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer for the Children’s Television Workshop. In addition, Ms. Sardini has held finance positions at QVC, Inc., Chris Craft Industries, and the National Broadcasting Company. In addition to our Board, Ms. Sardini has served on the board of directors of Pier 1 Imports, Inc. since 2013 and currently chairs its Audit Committee, and since 2016, on the board of directors of Ideal Protein. In addition, Ms. Sardini currently serves since 2013 on the advisory board of LearnVest.com. Previously, Ms. Sardini has served on the boards of directors for Promise Project Fund for the City of New York from 2012 to 2015, Weight Watchers Danone China Ltd. from 2008 to 2010 and Veneca Inc. from 2005 to 2007. Ms. Sardini holds a B.A. from Boston College and an M.B.A from Simmons College Graduate School of Management.

Linda Massman

Ms. Linda K. Massman is Director of the Company. Ms. Massman was elected Clearwater Paper’s Chief Executive Officer in 2013 and served as President and Chief Operating Officer since 2011. Prior to that, Ms. Massman served as the company’s Chief Financial Officer from 2008 to 2011. Before joining Clearwater Paper, she served as group vice president of finance and corporate planning for SUPERVALU Inc., following its acquisition of Albertson’s Inc., where she served in a similar capacity. Prior to that, Ms. Massman was a business strategy consultant for Accenture. Ms. Massman serves on the Board of Directors of Clearwater Paper Corporation and Black Hills Corporation. In 2016, she was elected as the first vice chairwoman for the American Forest & Paper Association. She earned her Bachelor of Business Administration in finance from The University of North Dakota and holds an MBA from Harvard Business School.

David Vermylen

Mr. David B. Vermylen is Director and Senior Advisor of Treehouse Foods Inc. Mr. Vermylen has been a Senior Advisor to TreeHouse since July 1, 2011. Mr. Vermylen held the positions of President and Chief Operating Officer for TreeHouse, from January 2005 to July 2011. Prior to joining the company, Mr. Vermylen was a principal in TreeHouse, LLC, an entity unrelated to the Company that was formed to pursue investment opportunities in consumer packaged goods businesses. From March 2001 to October 2002, Mr. Vermylen served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Keebler Foods, a division of Kellogg Company. Prior to becoming Chief Executive Officer of Keebler, Mr. Vermylen served as the President of Keebler Brands from January 1996 to February 2001. Mr. Vermylen served as the Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer of Brother’s Gourmet Coffee, and Vice President of Marketing and Development and later President and Chief Executive Officer of Mother’s Cake and Cookie Co. His prior experience also includes three (3) years with the Fobes Group and fourteen (14) years with General Foods Corporation where he served in various marketing positions. In addition to our Board, Mr. Vermylen currently serves on or has previously served on the boards of directors of Aeropostale, Inc., Birds Eye Foods, Inc. and Brownie Brittle LLC. Mr. Vermylen holds a B.A. from Georgetown University and an M.B.A. from New York University.

George Bayly

Mr. George V. Bayly is an Independent Director of Treehouse Foods Inc. Mr. Bayly currently serves as principal of Whitehall Investors, LLC, a consulting and venture capital firm, having served in that role since August 2008. Mr. Bayly served as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Altivity Packaging LLC, a maker of consumer packaging products and services, from September 2006 to March 2008. He also served as CEO and Co-Chairman of U.S. Can Corporation from 2003 to 2006 and Chief Executive Officer in 2005. In addition, from January 1991 to December 2002, Mr. Bayly served as Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer of Ivex Packaging Corporation. From 1987 to 1991, Mr. Bayly served as Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer of Olympic Packaging, Inc. Mr. Bayly also held various management positions with Packaging Corporation of America from 1973 to 1987. Prior to joining Packaging Corporation of America, Mr. Bayly served as a Lieutenant Commander in the United States Navy. In addition to our Board, Mr. Bayly currently serves on the board of directors of ACCO Brands Corporation, Multi-Packaging Solutions Limited and Miami University’s Farmel School of Business and is a member of a five-person (5) roundtable at Madison Dearborn Partners. Mr. Bayly formerly served on the boards of directors of Huhtamaki Oyj, General Binding Corporation, Packaging Dynamics, Inc., U.S. Can Corporation, Ryt-Way Industries, Inc. Altivity Packaging LLC and Graphic Packaging Holding Company. Mr. Bayly holds a B.S. from Miami University and an M.B.A from Northwestern University.

Dennis O'Brien

Mr. Dennis F. O'Brien is an Independent Director of Treehouse Foods Inc. Mr. O’Brien is a partner of Gryphon Investors, Inc., a private equity firm, a position he has held since April 2008. Prior to joining Gryphon, Mr. O’Brien was the Chief Executive Officer of Penta Water Company, a maker of bottled water, from April 2007 to April 2008. On October 5, 2009, Penta Water Company, Inc. filed for bankruptcy under Chapter 11. Mr. O’Brien held a series of executive positions with ConAgra Foods, Inc., including President and Chief Operating Officer, Retail Products from 2004 to 2006, President and Chief Operating Officer, Grocery Foods from 2002 through 2004, Executive Vice President, Grocery Foods from 2001 to 2002 and President, ConAgra Store Brands from 2000 through 2001. In addition, Mr. O’Brien previously held executive and marketing positions at Armstrong World Industries, Campbell’s Soup Company, Nestle S.A. and Procter & Gamble. Mr. O’Brien holds a Bachelor of Science degree in marketing from the University of Connecticut.

Frank O'Connell

Mr. Frank J. O'Connell is an Independent Director of Treehouse Foods Inc. Mr. O’Connell currently serves as the General Partner of the Quincy Investment Pools LP, is a co-founder of Tuckerman Capital, a Private Equity firm, and serves on the board of Orthofeet, a portfolio company. Mr. O’Connell previously served as a senior partner of The Parthenon Group from June 2004 until May 2012. From November 2000 to June 2002, Mr. O’Connell served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Indian Motorcycle Corporation. From June 2002 to May 2004, Mr. O’Connell served as Chairman of Indian Motorcycle Corporation. Prior to Indian Motorcycle Corporation, from 1996 to 2000, Mr. O’Connell served as Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer of Gibson Greetings, Inc. From 1991 to 1995, Mr. O’Connell served as President and Chief Operating Officer of Skybox International. Mr. O’Connell has previously served as President of Reebok Brands, North America, President of HBO Video and Senior Vice President of Mattel’s Electronics Division. Mr. O’Connell is the Non-Executive Chairman of Schylling Inc., a private company and is on the board of King Arthur Flour, an employee-owned corporation. Mr. O’Connell holds a B.A. and an M.B.A. from Cornell University.

Gary Smith

Mr. Gary Dale Smith is an Independent Director of Treehouse Foods Inc. Mr. Smith is Chairman of Encore Associates, Inc., a consulting firm specializing in serving the national food and retail goods sectors, a position he has held since January 2001. Since 2005, he has been a Founding Managing Director of Encore Consumer Capital. From April 1995 to December 2004, Mr. Smith served as Senior Vice President — Marketing of Safeway Inc. In addition, Mr. Smith held various management positions at Safeway Inc. from 1961 to 1995. In addition to the Board, Mr. Smith currently serves on or has previously served on the boards of directors of AgriWise, Inc., Altierre Corporation, Philly’s Famous Water Ice, Inc., the Winery Exchange, Inc., FreshKO Produce Services, Inc., Aidell’s Sausage Company, Inc., Mesa Foods, Inc., Brownie Brittle, LLC and Fantasy Cookie Company.

Terdema Ussery

Mr. Terdema L. Ussery, II., is Independent Director of Treehouse Foods Inc. Mr. Ussery was President and Chief Executive Officer of the Dallas Mavericks, a professional basketball team, a position he held from April 1997 to September, 2015, when he left to join Under Armour for a brief stint as President of Global Sports Categories. From September 2001 through June 2012, Mr. Ussery served as Chief Executive Officer of HDNet, a provider of high definition television programming. From 1993 to 1996, Mr. Ussery served as the President of Nike Sports Management. From 1991 to 1993, Mr. Ussery served as Commissioner of the Continental Basketball Association (the “CBA”). Prior to becoming Commissioner, Mr. Ussery served as Deputy Commissioner and General Counsel of the CBA from 1990 to 1991. From 1987 to 1990, Mr. Ussery was an attorney at Morrison & Foerster LLP. In addition to the Board, Mr. Ussery currently serves on, or has previously served on, the boards of directors of The Timberland Company and Entrust, Inc. He also serves on the Advisory Board of Wingate Partners, LP and as Chairman of the Board of Commissioners of the Dallas Housing Authority. Mr. Ussery holds a B.A. from Princeton University, an M.P.A. from Harvard University, a J.D. from the University of California at Berkeley, and an M.A.R. from Yale University.

Basic Compensation

Name Fiscal Year Total

Sam Reed

6,478,980

Dennis Riordan

1,980,330

Matthew Foulston

--

Thomas O'Neill

1,568,480

Lori Roberts

--

Rachel Bishop

1,034,520

Erik Kahler

--

Ann Sardini

254,889

Linda Massman

--

David Vermylen

529,889

George Bayly

244,889

Dennis O'Brien

252,389

Frank O'Connell

247,389

Gary Smith

242,389

Terdema Ussery

242,389
As Of  30 Dec 2015