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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Michael Hoffman

61 2016 Chairman of the Board

Richard Olson

53 2016 President, Chief Executive Officer, Director

Renee Peterson

55 2017 Chief Financial Officer, Vice President, Treasurer, Principal Financial Officer, Principal Accounting Officer

Thomas Larson

59

Blake Grams

49 2013 Vice President - Global Operations

Timothy Dordell

54 2007 Vice President, General Counsel, Secretary

Amy Dahl

42 2015 Vice President - Human Resources

David Alkire

54 2014 Vice President, Residential and Landscape Contractor Businesses

Judy Altmaier

55 2013 Vice President - Exmark

William Brown

55 2016 Group Vice President - Residential and Contractor Businesses

Philip Burkart

54 2011 Vice President - Irrigation and lighting Business

Bradley Hamilton

52 2016 Vice President - Commercial Business

Richard Parod

56 2015 Vice President - Sitework Systems Business

Darren Redetzke

52 2015 Vice President - International Business

Kurt Svendsen

50 2013 Vice President - Information Services

Robert Buhrmaster

69 1996 Lead Independent Director

Janet Cooper

63 1994 Independent Director

Gary Ellis

60 2006 Independent Director

Jeffrey Ettinger

58 2010 Independent Director

Katherine Harless

65 2000 Independent Director

D. Christian Koch

52 2016 Independent Director

James O'Rourke

56 2012 Independent Director

Gregg Steinhafel

62 1999 Independent Director

Christopher Twomey

68 1998 Independent Director

Biographies

Name Description

Michael Hoffman

Mr. Michael J. Hoffman is Chairman of the Board of the Company. Mr. Hoffman is our Chairman of the Board, a position he has held since March 2006. He previously served as our Chief Executive Officer from March 2005 through October 2016, and also served as President from October 2004 through August 2015.

Richard Olson

Mr. Richard M. Olson has been President, Chief Executive Officer, Director of the Company. Mr. Olson became our President and Chief Executive Officer in November 2016. Previously, he served as President and Chief Operating Officer from September 2015 through October 2016. Mr. Olson served as Group Vice President, International Business, Micro Irrigation Business and Distributor Development from June 2014 to September 2015, Vice President, International Business from March 2013 to June 2014, Vice President, Exmark from March 2012 to March 2013, and General Manager, Exmark from September 2010 to March 2012.

Renee Peterson

Ms. Renee J. Peterson is Chief Financial Officer, Vice President, Treasurer, Principal Financial Officer, Principal Accounting Officer of the Company., effective June 8, 2017. She serves as a Vice President, Treasurer and Chief Financial Officer since July 2013. From August 2011 to July 2013, she served as Vice President, Finance and Chief Financial Officer. In March 2012, she also assumed responsibility for our Information Services function. From July 2009 to August 2011, she served as Vice President – Finance and Planning for the Truck and Automotive Segments of Eaton Corporation, a diversified industrial manufacturer.

Thomas Larson

Mr. Thomas J. Larson is no longer Principal Accounting Officer, Vice President, Corporate Controller of the company, effective August 4, 2017. From March 2012 to March 2013, he served as Vice President, Exmark. From September 2010 to March 2012, he served as General Manager, Exmark. From April 2008 to September 2010, he served as Managing Director, Operations.

Blake Grams

Mr. Blake M. Grams is Vice President - Global Operations of the company. From December 2008 to June 2013, he served as Vice President, Corporate Controller.

Timothy Dordell

Mr. Timothy P. Dordell is Vice President, General Counsel, Secretary of the company. From November 2006 to May 2007, he served as Vice President, Deputy General Counsel. From May 2002 to November 2006, he served as Associate General Counsel-Corporate and Assistant Secretary at Ecolab Inc., a developer and marketer of products and services for the hospitality, foodservice, healthcare, and industrial markets.

Amy Dahl

Ms. Amy E. Dahl is Vice President - Human Resources of the company. She serves as a Vice President, Human Resources since April 2015. From June 2013 through March 2015, she served as Managing Director, Corporate Communications and Investor Relations. From July 2012 to June 2013, she served as Assistant General Counsel and Assistant Secretary. From November 2008 to July 2012, she served as Director, Corporate Counsel.

David Alkire

Mr. David H. Alkire is the Vice President - Residential and Landscape Contractor Businesses. Mr. Alkire is Vice President, Residential and Landscape Contractor Businesses since November 2014. From June 2012 through October 2014, he served as General Manager, Residential and Landscape Contractor Businesses. From March 2011 through May 2012, he served as Director, Sourcing.

Judy Altmaier

Ms. Judy L. Altmaier is Vice President - Exmark of the company. She is Vice President, Exmark since June 2013. From October 2011 to June 2013, she served as Vice President, Operations and Quality Management. From October 2009 to October 2011, she served as Vice President, Operations.

William Brown

Mr. William E. Brown, Jr., is Group Vice President - Residential and Contractor Businesses. He serves as a Group Vice President, Residential and Contractor Businesses since February 2016. From March 2013 through January 2016, he served as Group Vice President, Commercial and Irrigation Businesses. From March 2012 to March 2013, he served as Group Vice President, International and Commercial Businesses. From August 2010 to March 2012, he served as Vice President, International Business.

Philip Burkart

Mr. Philip A. Burkart is Vice President - Irrigation and lighting Business of the company. From November 2006 to December 2010, he served as Vice President, Irrigation Business.

Bradley Hamilton

Mr. Bradley A. Hamilton is Vice President - Commercial Business of the company. He serves as a Vice President, Commercial since October 2016. From April 2015 to October 2016, he served as General Manager, Commercial. From June 2014 through March 2015, he served as Managing Director, Distributor Development and Financial Services. From March 2012 through May 2014, he served as Director, Distributor Development. From December 2006 to March 2012, he served as Director, Marketing.

Richard Parod

Mr. Richard W. Parod is Vice President - Sitework Systems Business of the company. He serves as a Vice President, International Business since April 2015. From August 2010 to April 2015, he served as Vice President, Commercial Business.

Darren Redetzke

Mr. Darren L. Redetzke is Vice President - International Business of the company. He serves as a Vice President - International Business since April 2015. From August 2010 to April 2015, he served as Vice President, Commercial Business.

Kurt Svendsen

Mr. Kurt D. Svendsen is Vice President - Information Services of the company. From September 2011 to June 2013, he served as Managing Director, Corporate Communications and Investor Relations. From August 2010 to September 2011, he served as Director, Investor and Public Relations.

Robert Buhrmaster

Mr. Robert C. Buhrmaster is Lead Independent Director of the company. Mr. Robert C. Buhrmaster was the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Jostens, Inc., Minneapolis, Minnesota (a designer and producer of athletic championship and scholastic products), until his retirement in 2004. Mr. Buhrmaster was appointed Chairman of Jostens in 1998 and was elected as Chief Executive Officer in 1994. He also served as President of Jostens from 1994 to January 2003.

Janet Cooper

Ms. Janet K. Cooper is Independent Director of Toro Co. Ms. Cooper was the Senior Vice President and Treasurer of Qwest Communications International Inc., Denver, Colorado (a U.S. telecommunications company that merged with and now does business as CenturyLink), from September 2002 to June 2008. From 2001 to 2002, she served as Chief Financial Officer and Senior Vice President of McDATA Corporation. From 2000 to 2001, she served as Senior Vice President, Finance of Qwest. From 1998 to 2000, she served in various senior level finance positions at US West Inc., including as Vice President, Finance and Controller and Vice President and Treasurer.

Gary Ellis

Mr. Gary L. Ellis is Independent Director of the company. Mr. Ellis was the Executive Vice President, Global Operations, Information Technology and Facilities & Real Estate of Medtronic plc, Dublin, Ireland (a global medical technology company), from June 2016 until his retirement in December 2016. Previously, he was the Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Medtronic, Inc., from April 2014 to June 2016, Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Medtronic, Inc. from May 2005 to April 2014, and Vice President, Corporate Controller and Treasurer of Medtronic, Inc. from 1999 to May 2005.

Jeffrey Ettinger

Mr. Jeffrey M. Ettinger is Independent Director of the company. Mr. Ettinger is the non-executive Chairman of the Board of Hormel Foods Corporation, Austin, Minnesota (a multinational manufacturer and marketer of consumer-branded food and meat products), a position he has held since October 31, 2016. Mr. Ettinger served as Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer of Hormel Foods from January 2006 until his retirement in October 2016. Previously he also served as President of Hormel Foods from 2004 until October 2015.

Katherine Harless

Ms. Katherine J. Harless is Independent Director of the company. Ms. Harless was the President and Chief Executive Officer of Idearc Inc., Dallas/Fort Worth, Texas (a provider of sales, publishing and related services including Verizon Yellow Pages and SuperPages.com), from November 2006 until her retirement in February 2008. She previously served as President of Verizon Information Services Inc. from 2000 to November 2006, when it was spun off by Verizon Communications, Inc. to become Idearc, and was a director of Idearc from November 2006 to May 2008. On December 31, 2009, Idearc emerged from voluntary Chapter 11 bankruptcy proceedings that it filed in the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Northern District of Texas, Dallas Division, on March 31, 2009, which was after Ms. Harless retired from Idearc. Ms. Harless is a director of the North Texas Chapter of the National Association of Corporate Directors (“NACD”) and is an NACD Board Leadership Fellow.

D. Christian Koch

Mr. D. Christian “Chris” Koch is Independent Director of the Company. Koch is the President and Chief Executive Officer of Carlisle Companies Incorporated, Scottsdale, Arizona (a diversified manufacturing company that manufactures and distributes a broad range of products), a position he has held since January 2016. Previously, he served in a variety of positions with Carlisle, including as President and Chief Operating Officer from May 2014 to January 2016; Group President, Carlisle Diversified Products from June 2012 to May 2014; President, Carlisle Brake & Friction from January 2009 to June 2012; and President, Carlisle Asia-Pacific from February 2008 to January 2009. Prior to his employment at Carlisle, Mr. Koch held a variety of senior management positions at each of Graco Inc. and H.B. Fuller Company.

James O'Rourke

Mr. James C. O'Rourke is Independent Director of the company. Mr. O’Rourke is the President and Chief Executive Officer of The Mosaic Company, Plymouth, Minnesota (a global producer and marketer of combined concentrated phosphate and potash crop nutrients for the global agriculture industry), a position he has held since August 2015. Previously, he served as Mosaic’s Executive Vice President—Operations and Chief Operating Officer from August 2012 to August 2015 and as Executive Vice President— Operations from January 2009, when he joined Mosaic, to August 2012.

Gregg Steinhafel

Mr. Gregg W. Steinhafel is Independent Director of the company. Mr. Steinhafel was the Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer of Target Corporation, Minneapolis, Minnesota (a variety retailing company) until May 2014. Mr. Steinhafel was appointed as Chairman of Target in February 2009, was elected as Chief Executive Officer of Target in May 2008, was appointed a director of Target in January 2007, and was elected as President of Target in 1999. In January 2015, after Mr. Steinhafel left Target, Target Canada Co., an indirect wholly owned subsidiary of Target, filed an application for protection under the Companies’ Creditors Arrangement Act with the Ontario Superior Court of Justice in Toronto.

Christopher Twomey

Mr. Christopher A. Twomey is Independent Director of the company. Mr. Twomey was the Chairman of the Board of Arctic Cat Inc., Thief River Falls, Minnesota (a manufacturer of all-terrain vehicles and snowmobiles), from June 2014 until his retirement in August 2015. He served as interim President and Chief Executive Officer of Arctic Cat from June 2014 until December 2014; Chairman of the Board from August 2003 until August 2012; and Chief Executive Officer from 1986 until he first retired in December 2010.