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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

John Tyson

62 2011 Executive Chairman of the Board

Thomas Hayes

50 2016 President

Donald Smith

56 2016 Chief Executive Officer, Director

Dennis Leatherby

55 2008 Chief Financial Officer, Executive Vice President

Andrew Callahan

49 2014 President - Retail Packaged Brands

Sally Grimes

44 2015 President - International and Chief Global Growth Officer

Donnie King

53 2015 North American Operations - Fresh Beef/Pork, Poultry and Prepared Foods

Stephen Stouffer

55 2013 President - Fresh Meats

Noel White

57 2013 President - Poultry

Mary Oleksiuk

53 2014 Chief Human Resource Officer, Executive Vice President

David Van Bebber

59 2008 Executive Vice President, General Counsel

Howell Carper

62 2013 Executive Vice President - Strategy and New Ventures

Mike Roetzel

56 2015 Executive Vice President - Operations Services

Curt Calaway

42 2012 Senior Vice President, Chief Accounting Officer, Controller

Gaurdie Banister

58 2014 Lead Independent Director

Mike Beebe

68 2015 Independent Director

Mikel Durham

52 2015 Independent Director

Kevin McNamara

59 2007 Independent Director

Brad Sauer

56 2008 Independent Director

Robert Thurber

68 2009 Independent Director

Barbara Tyson

66 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 of Tyson Foods Inc. He has been responsible for all North American sales for Tyson Foods, in addition to the foodservice prepared foods P&L. Earlier, he was president of Food Service at Tyson Foods. Previously, Mr. Hayes was chief supply chain officer at The Hillshire Brands Company, responsible for operations including procurement, manufacturing, food safety and quality, engineering and logistics. Previously, Hayes was senior vice president and chief supply chain officer for Sara Lee North America, responsible for supply chain activities in North American retail and foodservice. Prior to this role, Hayes was president of Sara Lee Foodservice. Before joining Sara Lee in 2006, Hayes served as group vice president of US Foodservice, Inc., where he oversaw the turnaround needs of broad line distribution facilities in the Northeast. A 29-year veteran of the consumer products industry, Hayes previously held general management, sales and marketing roles at ConAgra Foods, The Fort James Corporation, Stella Foods and Kraft Foods. Hayes has served on the board of directors of the International Foodservice Manufacturers Association (IFMA) and the executive committee of the board of directors of the North American Meat Institute (NAMI). He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology from the University of New Hampshire and a Master of Business Administration degree from Northwestern University's Kellogg School of Management. About Tyson Foods.

Donald Smith

Mr. Donald Smith is Chief Executive Officer, Director of Tyson Foods Inc. He is the President and Chief Executive Officer of the Company, having been appointed to that position in November 2009. Mr. Smith has been a member of the Board since 2014. Prior to his appointment as President and Chief Executive Officer, he served as Senior Group Vice President, Poultry and Prepared Foods since January 2009, prior to which he served as Group Vice President of Consumer Products since 2008, Group Vice President of Logistics and Operations Services since 2007, Group Vice President Information Systems, Purchasing and Distribution since 2006 and Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer since 2005. Mr. Smith was initially employed by the Company in 1980. Since assuming the office of CEO in 2009, the Company’s annual revenues have increased 47% to $41.4 billion, and average annual operating income has exceeded $1.5 billion. Mr. Smith is the primary person in management responsible for the overall operation and strategic vision of our business. The Board believes that his leadership and extensive experience with the Company qualify him to serve on the Board.

Dennis Leatherby

Mr. Dennis Leatherby is Chief Financial Officer, Executive Vice President of Tyson Foods Inc. He 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 - Retail Packaged Brands 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 of International and Chief Global Growth Officer 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 North American Operations, Fresh Beef/Pork, Poultry and Prepared Foods of Tyson Foods Inc. He was appointed President of North American Operations, Fresh Beef/Pork, Poultry and Prepared Foods 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. He 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 President, Poultry of Tyson Foods Inc. He 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 was appointed Executive Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer in September 2014. 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. He 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, Strategy and New Ventures of Tyson Foods, Inc. He was appointed Executive Vice President, Strategy and New Ventures in 2013, after serving 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.

Mike Roetzel

Mr. Mike Roetzel is Executive Vice President of Operations Services of the company. Mr. Roetzel was appointed Executive Vice President of Operations Services in November 2015, after serving as Group Vice President of Operations Services since 2013, prior to which he served as Senior Vice President, Purchasing since 2008, and various officer positions since 1999. Mr. Roetzel was initially employed by the Company in 1986.

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.

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 that is jointly owned by Shell and ExxonMobil, from 2007 until his retirement in July 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 has been a member of the Board since December 8, 2015. He received a Bachelor of Arts degree in political science from Arkansas State University and earned his law degree from the University of Arkansas. He was involved in private law practice for 30 years and previously served on the board of trustees at Arkansas State University.

Mikel Durham

Ms. Mikel A. Durham is an Independent Director of the Company. Ms. Durham began her career in 1985 with management consulting firm Bain & Company, where she served in several roles working in the United States, United Kingdom, Australia and Russia. In 1994, she joined PepsiCo in the U.S., where she was promoted to vice president and general manager of the company's south European and north African restaurant operations. Subsequently, she served as a managing director of Guinness, as president of Burger King North America; and as president of global supply for Cadbury Schweppes. In 2009 she returned to PepsiCo where she progressed, finally serving as global growth officer for PepsiCo Foodservice. She joined CMS Bakery Solutions in 2014. Ms. Durham holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in economics from Smith College and a Master's in Business Administration from the Harvard Business School.

Kevin McNamara

Mr. Kevin M. McNamara is Independent Director of Tyson Foods Inc. He is Chief Executive Officer of 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 has served as Executive Chairman of CenseoHealth since October 2014. 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, and continues to serve on the Leon Medical Centers board of directors. From 2005 to 2009 he was Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer of HealthSpring, Inc., a managed care company. Mr. McNamara is a director 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.

Brad Sauer

Mr. Brad T. Sauer is Independent Director of Tyson Foods Inc. He is currently retired, served as Executive Vice President, 3M Industrial Business Group from 2012 to May 2014. He previously served as Executive Vice President, Health Care Business for 3M Company and served in that capacity from 2004 to 2012. Mr. Sauer has been a member of the Board since 2008. Mr. Sauer’s career and management expertise spans many disciplines, including sales and marketing, technology and product innovation, and manufacturing quality and processes, which allows him to bring an extensive, multi-disciplined perspective to the Board. In addition, Mr. Sauer’s experience as an executive officer of a Fortune 500 company helps him understand the Company’s challenges in a global marketplace.

Robert Thurber

Mr. Robert C. Thurber is Independent Director of Tyson Foods, Inc. He currently retired, served as Vice President of purchasing for Sysco Corporation from 1987 to 2007. Mr. Thurber served as director of Capstone Bancshares, Inc. until April 2015. 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 benefits greatly from Mr. Thurber’s extensive understanding of the foodservice industry, which provides him the insight necessary 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 Randal W. Tyson Testamentary Trust, also has a substantial personal interest in the Company.

Jon Kathol