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Urban Outfitters Inc (URBN.OQ)

URBN.OQ on NASDAQ Stock Exchange Global Select Market

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Richard Hayne

68 2016 Chairman of the Board, Chief Executive Officer

David McCreight

53 2016 President, Chief Executive Officer - Anthropologie Group

Francis Conforti

40 2012 Chief Financial Officer

Margaret Hayne

57 2013 President, Free People Brand, Chief Creative Officer and Director

Trish Donnelly

49 2016 Chief Executive Officer - Urban Outfitters Group

Calvin Hollinger

51 2015 Chief Operating Officer

Azeez Hayne

39 2015 General Counsel, Corporate Secretary

Edward Antoian

60 2011 Independent Director

Scott Belair

68 1976 Independent Director

Harry Cherken

66 1989 Independent Director

Elizabeth Lambert

52 2014 Independent Director

Joel Lawson

68 1985 Independent Director

Robert Strouse

67 2002 Independent Director

Oona McCullough

Director of Investor Relations

Biographies

Name Description

Richard Hayne

Mr. Richard A. Hayne is Chairman of the Board, Chief Executive Officer of the Company. Mr. Hayne is co-founded of Urban Outfitters in 1970. Until February 2016, also served as the Company’s President. Mr. Hayne served as the Company’s principal executive officer until 2007 and again beginning in January 2012. Margaret A. Hayne, President of Free People and Chief Creative Officer of Urban Outfitters, Inc., is Mr. Hayne’s spouse. Mr. Hayne’s long tenure leading the Company as Chairman of the Board of Directors, his tenure as principal executive officer, and his exceptional leadership skills make him uniquely qualified to serve as a director.

David McCreight

Mr. David W. McCreight President of the Company and Chief Executive Officer of Anthropologie Group, a subsidiary of the Company. Previously, Mr. McCreight served as President of Under Armour from 2008-2010 and President of Lands’ End from 2005-2008. Mr. McCreight also held the positions of Executive Vice-President and Senior Vice-President at Lands’ End from 2003-2005. Mr. McCreight also served as Senior Vice-President of Disney Stores from 2001-2003. Previously, Mr. McCreight had been President of Smith & Hawken. His early merchant career exposed him to various merchant organizations and philosophies.

Francis Conforti

Mr. Francis J. Conforti, CPA, is Chief Financial Officer of the Company. After being promoted to Controller and then to Chief Accounting Officer, he was appointed Chief Financial Officer in April 2012. Prior to joining the Company, Mr. Conforti, a Certified Public Accountant, worked for AlliedBarton Security Services, LLC for five years, serving as Controller for three years. Mr. Conforti began his career at KPMG in 1998 where he held various audit roles.

Margaret Hayne

Ms. Margaret A. Hayne serves as President, Free People Brand, Chief Creative Officer and Director of the Company. She is a 40-year veteran of the retail and wholesale industry and has served as President of Free People since March 2007 and as Chief Creative Officer of Urban Outfitters, Inc. since November 2013. Richard A. Hayne, the Company’s current Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, is Ms. Hayne’s spouse. As an employee of the Company for over 30 years and a director since 2013, Ms. Hayne brings a wealth of both Company-specific and industry-wide knowledge and experience to the Board of Directors.

Trish Donnelly

Ms. Trish Donnelly is Chief Executive Officer - Urban Outfitters Group of the Company. Ms. Donnelly joined the Company in July 2014 as North American Brand President, Urban Outfitters Group and was promoted to Chief Executive Officer of Urban Outfitters Group in February 2016. Prior to joining the Company Ms. Donnelly served as President of Steven Alan from 2011-2014. Previously, Ms. Donnelly spent more than seven years at J. Crew as the Executive Vice President of J. Crew Direct. Ms. Donnelly began her career in various merchandising roles at Ralph Lauren.

Calvin Hollinger

Mr. Calvin Hollinger is Chief Operating Officer of the Company. Mr. Hollinger joined the Company in November 2004 as Chief Information Officer. He was subsequently promoted to Chief Administrative Officer and then assumed his current role of Chief Operating Officer in 2015. In his current role, he is responsible for overseeing the Company’s information technology, logistics, construction and facilities, talent acquisition and executive development, compensation and customer contact center. Prior to joining the Company, Mr. Hollinger held various senior leadership roles at Gap Inc.

Azeez Hayne

Mr. Azeez Hayne is the General Counsel, Corporate Secretary of the Company. Before joining the Company, Mr. A. Hayne worked for Morgan Lewis & Bockius LLP, serving as a partner in their Labor & Employment Practice Group from October 2010 through January 2015. After graduating the University of Virginia School of Law in 2001, Mr. A. Hayne began his legal career in Pepper Hamilton LLP’s Commercial Litigation department before moving to Morgan Lewis & Bockius LLP in July 2003.

Edward Antoian

Mr. Edward N. Antoian is Independent Director of the Company. Mr. Antoian, 60, is a partner of and Chief Investment Officer for Zeke Capital Advisors, a financial advisory firm. He is also employed by Chartwell Investment Partners, an investment advisory firm, where he has worked since its inception in 1997. In addition, Mr. Antoian is the General Partner of Zeke, L.P., a privately offered long-short equity hedge fund. From 1984 until 1997, Mr. Antoian was the Senior Portfolio Manager of Delaware Management Co. Prior to that, Mr. Antoian worked at E.F. Hutton in Institutional Sales and as a certified public accountant for Price Waterhouse. Mr. Antoian holds an MBA in Finance and has financial and investment experience as a result of his experience as a CPA, financial advisor and portfolio manager. Mr. Antoian also serves as a director of a not-for-profit entity. As an independent director, Mr. Antoian would bring his in-depth understanding of finance and accounting and provide additional expertise in these areas to the Board of Directors.

Scott Belair

Mr. Scott A. Belair is an Independent Director of the Company. He is the co-founded Urban Outfitters in 1970 and has not been an employee since 1971, prior to incorporation of the Company in 1976. He has served as Principal of The ZAC Group, a financial advisory firm, since 1989. Previously, he was a managing director of Drexel Burnham Lambert Incorporated. Mr. Belair is also an advisory director of M&T Bank (NYSE: MTB) (formerly Hudson City Bancorp, Inc. and Hudson City Savings Bank). He holds an MBA degree and has financial and investment expertise, including financial reporting expertise, as a result of his significant experience as a CPA, financial advisor, and former chief financial officer in the financial services industry. As a co-founder of the Company, Mr. Belair has been involved with the Company from its inception and accordingly has a comprehensive understanding of and perspective on its overall business and strategic direction.

Harry Cherken

Mr. Harry S. Cherken, Jr., is Independent Director of the Company. He has been a partner of the law firm of Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania since 1984, is a former managing partner of that firm, and has served as Co-Chair of its Real Estate Group. As a real estate lawyer with over 39 years’ experience representing public and private companies in the acquisition, construction, development, financing, leasing, management, consolidation, and disposition of commercial real estate, he has extensive experience with various types of real estate transactions and retail leases, including negotiating real estate transactions and leases on behalf of the Company nearly from its inception. Mr. Cherken also holds a Masters in Liberal Arts degree and serves as a trustee of various not-for-profit entities and academic institutions.

Elizabeth Lambert

Ms. Elizabeth Ann Lambert is an Independent Director of the Company. She is the founder and a partner of Bunkhouse Group, LLC, a hospitality management company. In 2006, Ms. Lambert formed Bunkhouse Group, LLC to oversee a growing portfolio of eclectic hotels and coffee shops. Bunkhouse currently operates the Hotel San José, the Hotel Saint Cecilia, three Jo’s Coffee shops, the Hotel Havana and El Cosmico, an 18-acre vintage trailer, tepee, tent hotel and event space. Prior to her experience as a hotelier, Ms. Lambert worked as a prosecutor in the New York County District Attorney’s office and the Austin, Texas Attorney General’s office. Currently, Ms. Lambert also serves on the Board of Directors of the National Council on Crime & Delinquency. Ms. Lambert’s experience growing a design-centric and customer-focused hospitality company from the ground up gives her a unique perspective and set of skills to contribute to the Board of Directors.

Joel Lawson

Mr. Joel S. Lawson, III, is an Independent Director of the Company. He is an independent consultant and private investor. From November 2001 until November 2003, he also served as Executive Director of M&A International Inc., a global organization of merger and acquisition advisory firms. From 1980 until November 2001, Mr. Lawson was Chief Executive Officer of Howard, Lawson & Co., an investment banking and corporate finance firm. Howard, Lawson & Co. became an indirect, wholly-owned subsidiary of FleetBoston Financial Corporation in March 2001. As the former Chief Executive Officer of an investment banking and corporate finance firm, Mr. Lawson has extensive experience in financial and investment matters, including financial reporting expertise. In addition, as the former Executive Director of a global organization of merger and acquisition advisory firms, he has specialized knowledge regarding mergers and acquisitions. He also holds an MBA degree and serves as a director of not-for-profit entities.

Robert Strouse

Mr. Robert H. Strouse is an Independent Director of the Company. He serves as President of Wind River Holdings, L.P., which oversees a diversified group of privately owned industrial and service businesses. Through his experience with this private investment company, Mr. Strouse brings to the Board of Directors experience in strategic planning, budgeting, talent recruitment and development, risk management and corporate development activities. Mr. Strouse is a former corporate lawyer whose practice, prior to 1998 when he joined Wind River, focused on mergers and acquisitions, corporate governance and SEC reporting. Mr. Strouse also serves as a director of a number of privately owned companies, including Conestoga Bank, and as a director of a not-for-profit entity.

Oona McCullough