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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

John Tyson

63 2011 Executive Chairman of the Board

Thomas Hayes

51 2016 President, Chief Executive Officer, Director

Dennis Leatherby

56 2008 Chief Financial Officer, Executive Vice President

Andrew Callahan

50 2017 President - North American Foodservice & International

Sally Grimes

45 2017 President - North American Retail

Donnie King

54 2015 President, North American Operations

Stephen Stouffer

56 2013 President - Fresh Meats

Noel White

58 2017 Chief Operations Officer

Mary Oleksiuk

54 2014 Chief Human Resource Officer, Executive Vice President

David Van Bebber

60 2008 Executive Vice President, General Counsel

Howell Carper

62 2016 Executive Vice President, Operations Services

Curt Calaway

43 2012 Senior Vice President, Chief Accounting Officer, Controller

Devin Graham

2017 Interim Chief Technology Officer

Monica McGurk

46 2017 Chief Growth Officer

Scott Rouse

2017 Chief Customer Officer

Justin Whitmore

2017 Chief Sustainability Officer

Gaurdie Banister

59 2014 Lead Independent Director

Mike Beebe

70 2015 Independent Director

Mikel Durham

53 2015 Independent Director

Kevin McNamara

61 2007 Independent Director

Cheryl Miller

44 2016 Independent Director

Jeffrey Schomburger

54 2016 Independent Director

Robert Thurber

69 2009 Independent Director

Barbara Tyson

67 2015 Independent Director

Jon Kathol

Vice President - Investor Relations

Biographies

Name Description

John Tyson

Mr. John H. Tyson is Executive Chairman of the Board of Tyson Foods Inc. Mr. Tyson has been a member of the Board since 1984, has served as Chairman since 1998, and served as Chief Executive Officer from 2001 until 2006. Mr. Tyson has devoted his professional career to the Company and brings extensive understanding of the Company, its operations and the protein and food processing industries to the Board. Through his leadership experience gained as a former Chief Executive Officer of the Company. Mr. Tyson provides the Board with critical insight into the Company’s business. In addition, Mr. Tyson, through his association with the TLP, has a substantial personal interest in the Company.

Thomas Hayes

Mr. Thomas P. Hayes is President, Chief Executive Officer, Director of the Company., since December 31, 2016. He is President of the Company, having been appointed to that position in June 2016. Mr. Hayes also will become Chief Executive Officer effective December 31, 2016. Mr. Hayes has been a member of the Board since November 2016. Prior to his appointment as President, he served as Chief Commercial Officer since June 2015, prior to which he served as President, Foodservice since 2014. Prior to this appointment, Mr. Hayes served as Chief Supply Chain Officer for The Hillshire Brands Company (formerly the Sara Lee Corporation) since 2009. The Company acquired The Hillshire Brands Company in 2014.

Dennis Leatherby

Mr. Dennis Leatherby is Chief Financial Officer, Executive Vice President of Tyson Foods Inc. was appointed Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer in 2008 after serving as Senior Vice President, Finance and Treasurer since 1998. He also served as Interim Chief Financial Officer from 2004 to 2006. Mr. Leatherby was initially employed by the Company in 1990.

Andrew Callahan

Mr. Andrew P. Callahan is President - North American Foodservice & International of Tyson Foods, Inc. Mr. Callahan was appointed President, Retail Packaged Brands in September 2014. Mr. Callahan previously served as Executive Vice President and President, Retail of The Hillshire Brands Company (“Hillshire Brands”) since 2012, prior to which he served as Senior Vice President, Chief Customer Officer for Sara Lee Corporation's (“Sara Lee”) North American operations from 2011 to 2012, after serving as President of Sara Lee's North American Foodservice segment from 2009 to 2011. Hillshire Brands was acquired by the Company in August 2014.

Sally Grimes

Ms. Sally Grimes is President - North American Retail of Tyson Foods, Inc. Ms. Grimes was appointed President of International and Chief Global Growth Officer in June 2015 following her appointment as President and Global Growth Officer in September 2014. Ms. Grimes previously served as Senior Vice President, Chief Innovation Officer and President, Gourmet Food Group of Hillshire Brands since 2012. Prior to joining Hillshire Brands, Ms. Grimes served as Global Vice President, Marketing for the writing and creative expression business unit at Newell Rubbermaid, Inc. (global marketer of consumer and commercial products) from 2007 to 2012.

Donnie King

Mr. Donnie D. King is President, North American Operations of Tyson Foods Inc. He was appointed President North American Operations in June 2015 following his appointment as President of North American Operations and Food Service in 2014. He previously served as President of Prepared Foods, Customer and Consumer Solutions since 2013, Senior Group Vice President, Poultry and Prepared Foods since 2009, Group Vice President, Refrigerated and Deli since 2008, Group Vice President, Operations since 2007, Senior Vice President, Consumer Products Operations since 2006 and Senior Vice President, Poultry Operations since 2003. Mr. King was initially employed by Valmac Industries, Inc. in 1982. Valmac Industries, Inc. was acquired by the Company in 1984.

Stephen Stouffer

Mr. Stephen R. Stouffer is President, Fresh Meats of Tyson Foods Inc. Mr. Stouffer was appointed President, Fresh Meats in 2013, after serving as Senior Vice President, Beef Margin Management since 2012, prior to which he served as Vice President, Ground Beef, Trim and Variety Meats Sales since 2009, and Director, Ground Beef, Trim and Carcass Sales since 2006. Mr. Stouffer was initially employed by IBP, inc. in 1982.

Noel White

Mr. Noel W. White is Chief Operations Officer of Tyson Foods Inc. Mr. White was appointed President, Poultry in 2013, after serving as Senior Group Vice President, Fresh Meats since 2009, after serving as Senior Vice President, Pork Margin Management since 2007 and Group Vice President, Fresh Meats Operations/Commodity Sales since 2005. Mr. White was initially employed by IBP, inc. in 1983.

Mary Oleksiuk

Ms. Mary Oleksiuk is Chief Human Resource Officer, Executive Vice President of Tyson Foods, Inc. Ms. Oleksiuk previously served as Senior Vice President, Chief Human Resources Officer for Hillshire Brands since 2012. Prior to joining Hillshire Brands, Ms. Oleksiuk served as Chief Human Resources Officer and Senior Vice President for Discover Financial Services from 2011 to 2012. From 2010 to 2011, she served as Senior Vice President, Global Human Resources with Alberto Culver Company and as Vice President, Global Human Resources with Alberto Culver Company from 2007 to 2010.

David Van Bebber

Mr. David L. Van Bebber is Executive Vice President, General Counsel of Tyson Foods Inc. Mr. Bebber was appointed Executive Vice President and General Counsel in 2008, after serving as Senior Vice President and Deputy General Counsel since 2004. Mr. Van Bebber was initially employed by Lane Processing in 1982. Lane Processing was acquired by the Company in 1986.

Howell Carper

Mr. Howell P. Carper is Executive Vice President, Operations Services of Tyson Foods, Inc. After serving as Executive Vice President, Strategy and New Ventures since 2013. He previously served as Group Vice President, Research and Development, Logistics, and Technical Services since 2008, prior to which he served as Senior Vice President, Corporate Research and Development since 2003, and Senior Vice President and General Manager, Foodbrands Foodservice since 2001. Mr. Carper was appointed by IBP, inc. as Senior Vice President, Sales and Marketing in 1999. IBP, inc. was acquired by the Company in 2001. Prior to employment with IBP, inc., he served as Senior Vice President, Sales and Marketing with Foodbrands, Inc., which was acquired by IBP, inc. in 1997.

Curt Calaway

Mr. Curt T. Calaway is Senior Vice President, Chief Accounting Officer, Controller of Tyson Foods, Inc. He was appointed Senior Vice President, Controller and Chief Accounting Officer in 2012, after serving as Vice President, Audit and Compliance since 2008, prior to which he served as the Company's Senior Director of Financial Reporting. Mr. Calaway was initially employed by the Company in 2006.

Devin Graham

Monica McGurk

Ms. Monica McGurk is Chief Growth Officer of the company. He was Executive Vice President, Strategy and New Ventures and President, Foodservice in August 2016 after serving as Senior Vice President, Strategy and New Ventures since April 2016. Prior to joining the Company, Ms. McGurk served as Senior Vice President of Strategy, Decision Support and eCommerce for the North American Group of the Coca-Cola Company from 2014 to 2016, prior to which she served as Vice President, Strategy & eCommerce since late 2012. Prior to joining the Coca-Cola Company, she was the Chief Executive Officer and Executive Editor of The Alumni Factor from May through November 2012. Prior to this position, she was a partner with McKinsey & Company, a global management consulting firm with which she served in various roles for 19 years.

Scott Rouse

Justin Whitmore

Mr. Justin Whitmore has been appointed as Chief Sustainability Officer of the Company, effective May 1, 2017. Whitmore will provide leadership and direction that helps the company achieve its strategic intent of sustainably feeding the world with the fastest growing portfolio of protein packed brands. He will work to implement solutions that drive industry-leading impact on all dimensions of sustainability. Under Whitmore's leadership the company will strive to innovate and simultaneously deliver healthier food, healthier animals, a healthier environment and a healthier workplace. Instituting a disciplined approach to productivity and financial fitness will also be a key element of Whitmore's sustainability agenda. He will collaborate across the organization in an effort to create efficiency and savings that can be reinvested in the business to fuel growth. Whitmore's experience consulting on strategy, operations and sustainability for food processing, consumer packaged goods and foodservice companies is expected to serve him well in his new role. At McKinsey, he developed innovative solutions to address sustainability issues while considering operational complexity, consumer demand, market share growth and financial discipline.

Gaurdie Banister

Mr. Gaurdie E. Banister Jr., is Lead Independent Director of Tyson Foods, Inc. He is currently retired, was the President and Chief Executive Officer of Aera Energy LLC, a $5 billion oil and gas producer jointly owned by Shell and ExxonMobil, from 2007 until his retirement in 2015. Prior to joining Aera Energy, Mr. Banister held a number of management positions with Shell where he had responsibility for, among other things, strategic planning and mergers and acquisitions. Mr. Banister also serves on the board of Marathon Oil Corporation. Mr. Banister has been a member of the Board since 2011.

Mike Beebe

Gov. Mike Beebe is Independent Director of the Company. He currently serves as a member of the Governors’ Council of the Bipartisan Policy Center (“BPC”) in Washington, D.C. Prior to joining the BPC, he served as the Governor of the State of Arkansas from 2007 to 2015. Prior to the governorship, he served as the state’s Attorney General from 2003 to 2007, prior to which he served as a state senator for 20 years. Mr. Beebe also serves on the board of Home BancShares, Inc. Mr. Beebe has been a member of the Board since 2015.

Mikel Durham

Ms. Mikel A. Durham is an Independent Director of the Company. He previously served as the Chief Commercial Officer for CSM Bakery Solutions LLC (“CSM”), a global bakery supply manufacturer from 2014 to 2016. Prior to joining CSM, Ms. Durham held a number of management positions with PepsiCo, Inc. between 2009 and 2014, finally serving as global growth officer for PepsiCo Foodservice. Ms. Durham has been a member of the Board since 2015.

Kevin McNamara

Mr. Kevin M. McNamara is Independent Director of Tyson Foods Inc. He Chief Executive Officer for CenseoHealth, a nationwide leader in physician in-home health assessments and is the founding principal of McNamara Family Ventures, a family investment office providing venture and growth capital to health care companies. He also served as an operating partner in Health Evolution Partners, a healthcare focused private equity firm, from April 2013 through October 2014, and in that capacity served on the board of directors of Optimal Radiology Partners. He also served as the Chairman of Agilum Healthcare Intelligence, a healthcare business intelligence company, from 2011 to 2015. He previously served as the Vice Chairman of Leon Medical Centers, a healthcare provider for Medicare patients in Miami-Dade County, Florida, from 2010 to 2011. From 2005 to 2009 he was Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer of HealthSpring, Inc., a managed care company. Mr. McNamara also serves on the board of Luminex Corporation. Mr. McNamara has been a member of the Board since 2007. Mr. McNamara’s financial expertise and professional experience are critical to the Board, the Audit Committee and the Compensation and Leadership Development Committee. His experience overseeing financial reporting processes, internal accounting and financial controls, as well as managing independent auditor engagements, qualifies him as an “audit committee financial expert” within the meaning of the regulations of the SEC.

Cheryl Miller

Ms. Cheryl S. Miller serves as Independent Director of the Company. She is Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer for AutoNation, Inc., a publicly-traded automotive retailer with major metropolitan franchises and e-commerce operations. She has served in this position since 2014, prior to which she served as Treasurer and Vice President of Investor Relations since 2010 in which she was responsible all aspects of treasury, investor relations and risk management. Prior to this position, Ms. Miller served as Vice President and Treasurer for JM Family Enterprises, a diversified automotive company, and ION Media Networks. Ms. Miller has been a member of the Board since December 2016. Her experience overseeing financial reporting processes, internal accounting and financial controls, as well as managing independent auditor engagements, qualifies her as an “audit committee financial expert” within the meaning of the regulations of the SEC.

Jeffrey Schomburger

Mr. Jeffrey K. Schomburger is an Independent Director of the Company. Mr. Schomburger is Global Sales Officer, Customer Business Development, for The Procter & Gamble Company (P&G). He has held numerous leadership positions with P&G since joining the company in 1984, including President of the global Walmart team from 2005 to 2015. He began his career with P&G as a sales representative and held positions of increasing responsibility in the company’s paper products business. He progressed to the company’s customer marketing organization, managing various assignments in western Europe before returning to the United States to manage P&G’s Walmart team in 2005. Mr. Schomburger has been a member of the Board since December 2016.

Robert Thurber

Mr. Robert C. Thurber is Independent Director of Tyson Foods, Inc. He currently retired, served as Vice President of purchasing from 1987 to 2007 for Sysco Corporation, which markets and distributes food products to restaurants, healthcare and educational facilities, lodging establishments, and other foodservice and hospitality businesses. Mr. Thurber has been a member of the Board since 2009. Mr. Thurber’s experience at a leading marketer and distributor of food products to the foodservice industry is particularly relevant given the Company’s position as a leading supplier of high quality protein and other food products to the foodservice industry. The Board believes that Mr. Thurber’s extensive understanding of the foodservice industry provides valuable insight to address the challenges, opportunities and operations of the Company’s complex business operations.

Barbara Tyson

Ms. Barbara A. Tyson is Independent Director of Tyson Foods Inc. She served as Vice President of the Company until 2002, after which she became a consultant to the Company through 2011. Ms. Tyson has been a member of the Board since 1988. Through her years of experience as both an officer and director of the Company, Ms. Tyson developed an understanding of the Company and its operations, which allows her to assist the Board in its development of the Company’s long-term strategy. Ms. Tyson, as the sole income beneficiary of the BT 2015 Fund, also has a substantial personal interest in the Company.

Jon Kathol