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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Matthew Massengill

55 2015 Chairman of the Board

Michael Cordano

52 2015 President, Chief Operating Officer

Stephen Milligan

53 2015 Chief Executive Officer, Director

Mark Long

49 2016 Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer, Chief Strategy Officer

Jacqueline DeMaria

54 2015 Chief Human Resource Officer, Executive Vice President

Steven Campbell

60 2015 Executive Vice President, Chief Technology Officer

Michael Ray

49 2015 Executive Vice President, Chief Legal Officer, Secretary

Martin Fink

51 2017 Chief Technology Officer

Len Lauer

59 2015 Lead Independent Director

Martin Cole

60 2014 Independent Director

Kathleen Cote

68 2001 Independent Director

Henry DeNero

70 2000 Independent Director

Michael Lambert

69 2002 Independent Director

Paula Price

55 2014 Independent Director

Biographies

Name Description

Matthew Massengill

Mr. Matthew E. Massengill is a Chairman of the Board of the Company. He joined us in 1985 and served in various executive capacities with us until January 2007. From October 1999 until January 2000, he served as Chief Operating Officer, from January 2000 until January 2002, he served as President, and from January 2000 until October 2005, he served as Chief Executive Officer. Mr. Massengill previously also served as Chairman of our Board of Directors from November 2001 until March 2007. He currently serves as a director of Microsemi Corporation and, within the last five years, served as a director of GT Advanced Technologies, Inc. Mr. Massengill’s 30 years of service to Western Digital, including 16 years as either an executive or Board member, provide our Board of Directors with extensive and significant experience directly relevant to our business. As our former Chief Executive Officer, he has a deep understanding of our operations, provides valuable knowledge to our Board of Directors on the issues we face to achieve our strategic objectives and has extensive international experience. His service on numerous other public company boards of directors also provides our Board of Directors with important board-level perspective.

Michael Cordano

Mr. Michael D. Cordano is President, Chief Operating Officer of the Company. Mr. Cordano was appointed President and Chief Operating Officer in October 2015, having previously served as President of our HGST subsidiary from July 2012 to October 2015. Prior to that, Mr. Cordano served as HGST’s executive vice president, sales & marketing, and president, branded business, from April 2009 to March 2012. From February 2005 to April 2009, Mr. Cordano served as chief executive officer and co-founder of Fabrik, Inc., which was acquired by HGST in April 2009. From 1994 to February 2005, Mr. Cordano served in various roles of increasing responsibility at Maxtor Corporation, including as the executive vice president of worldwide sales and marketing from April 2001 until February 2005, where he formed and managed the branded products business unit.

Stephen Milligan

Mr. Stephen D. Milligan is Chief Executive Officer, Director of the Company. He re-joined us in March 2012 and was appointed Chief Executive Officer in January 2013. He served as our President from March 2012 to October 2015. Prior to that, he served as HGST’s president from March 2009 to December 2009 and as its president and chief executive officer from December 2009 until our acquisition of HGST in March 2012. From September 2007 to October 2009, Mr. Milligan served as HGST’s chief financial officer. From January 2004 to September 2007, Mr. Milligan served as Western Digital’s Chief Financial Officer and from September 2002 to January 2004, Mr. Milligan served as Western Digital’s Senior Vice President, Finance. From April 1997 to September 2002, Mr. Milligan held various financial and accounting roles of increasing responsibility at Dell Inc. Prior to joining Dell, Mr. Milligan was employed at Price Waterhouse for 12 years. Mr. Milligan currently serves as a director of Ross Stores, Inc. Mr. Milligan’s experience in our industry, including more than four years in senior management positions at HGST, such as its president and chief executive officer, contributes indispensable knowledge and expertise to our Board of Directors. He has served Western Digital and HGST in numerous executive capacities, providing our Board of Directors with valuable operations, manufacturing and finance experience.

Mark Long

Mr. Mark P. Long is Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer and Chief Strategy Officer of the Company. Mr. Long having previously served as our Executive Vice President, Finance and Chief Strategy Officer since July 2016. Prior to that, Mr. Long served as Executive Vice President and Chief Strategy Officer from August 2015 to July 2016, and as Executive Vice President, Strategy & Corporate Development from February 2013 to August 2015. From March 2012 to February 2013, he served in various consulting capacities for Western Digital. Prior to that, from July 2010 to March 2012, he served as senior vice president, strategy and corporate development at HGST, which was acquired by us in March 2012. From August 2005 to July 2010, he served as managing director of VisionPoint Capital, where he provided merger and acquisition and corporate finance services to a range of technology companies, including Fabrik, Inc., which was acquired by HGST in April 2009. Mr. Long previously served as a senior executive with both public and private venture- backed technology companies and was an investment banker with Credit Suisse First Boston and Deutsche Bank Securities. Among his duties as our Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer and Chief Strategy Officer, Mr. Long also leads Western Digital Capital, our wholly owned strategic investment fund.

Jacqueline DeMaria

Ms. Jacqueline M. DeMaria is Executive Vice President, Chief Human Resources Officer of the Company. She previously served as our Senior Vice President, Global Human Resources from November 2009 to November 2015, and as our Vice President, Human Resources from July 2005 to November 2009. Prior to that, Ms. DeMaria served as senior vice president, human resources, at Earth Tech from April 2004 to July 2005, chief people officer at Overture from January 2001 to April 2003, and vice president, human resources, at Mitsubishi Motors North America from October 1997 to December 2000. Before joining Mitsubishi, Ms. DeMaria held various senior human resources roles with Southern California Edison.

Steven Campbell

Mr. Steven Glenn Campbell is Executive Vice President, Chief Technology Officer of the Company. Mr. Campbell re-joined us in March 2012 in connection with our acquisition of HGST. Mr. Campbell was appointed as our Executive Vice President and Chief Technology Officer in November 2015. Mr. Campbell previously served as Chief Technology Officer of HGST, from March 2012 to November 2015, and as chief technology officer of HGST from January 2009 until our acquisition of HGST in March 2012. From July 2002 to September 2008, Mr. Campbell served as chief executive officer of Magnecomp International (later re-named as Innotek Limited). Prior to that, from October 2000 to May 2002, Mr. Campbell served as senior vice president for DataPlay. Mr. Campbell previously served in a variety of capacities with Hewlett Packard, Quantum Corporation and Western Digital, including as General Manager of Desktop Solutions, Senior Vice President of Engineering, Vice President of New Product Introduction and Chief Quality Officer of Western Digital.

Michael Ray

Mr. Michael Charles Ray is Executive Vice President, Chief Legal Officer and Secretary of the Company. Mr. Ray having previously served as Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary from April 2011 to November 2015. From October 2010 to April 2011, Mr. Ray served as our Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary. From September 2000 to October 2010, Mr. Ray served in a number of positions in our legal department, ranging from Senior Counsel to Vice President, Legal Services. From September 1998 to September 2000, Mr. Ray served as corporate counsel for Wynn’s International, Inc. Prior to that, he served as a judicial clerk to the U.S. District Court, Central District of California and practiced law at O’Melveny & Myers LLP.

Martin Fink

Mr. Martin R. Fink serves as Chief Technology Officer of the Company. Mr. Fink most recently served as CTO and director of HP Labs at Hewlett Packard Enterprise. Mr. Fink worked in a wide range of business and technology leadership roles during his 30-year career at HP/HPE. Prior to being named CTO and director of HP Labs at HPE in 2012, he was senior vice president and general manager of Business Critical Systems (BCS) for HP's Enterprise, Storage and Servers (ESS) business unit. He previously led HP's Open Source and Linux Organization and the NonStop Enterprise Division. Mr. Fink is listed as co-inventor on two patents related to online e-commerce and is a graduate of Loyalist College in Ontario, Canada, where he studied electronics engineering. Fink also holds an MBA from Colorado State University.

Len Lauer

Mr. Len J. Lauer is Lead Independent Director of the Company. He is the chairman and chief executive officer of Memjet, a color printing technology company. Prior to joining Memjet in January 2010, Mr. Lauer was executive vice president and chief operating officer of Qualcomm, Inc., a developer and manufacturer of digital telecommunications products and services, from August 2008 through December 2009, and he was executive vice president and group president from December 2006 through July 2008. Prior to joining Qualcomm, Inc., Mr. Lauer was chief operating officer of Sprint Nextel Corp., a global communications company, from August 2005 to December 2006, and he was president and chief operating officer of Sprint Corp. from September 2003 until the Sprint-Nextel merger in August 2005. Prior to that, he was president-Sprint PCS from October 2002 until October 2004, and was president-long distance (formerly the global markets group) from September 2000 until October 2002. Mr. Lauer also served in several executive positions at Bell Atlantic Corp. from 1992 to 1998 and spent the first 13 years of his business career at IBM in various sales and marketing positions. Within the last five years, Mr. Lauer served as a director of H&R Block, Inc. Mr. Lauer brings to our Board of Directors significant senior executive leadership experience from large, multi-national public technology companies, which provides a valuable perspective to our Board of Directors. Mr. Lauer’s experience provides our Board of Directors with insight into the role of technology solutions for the consumer products market, which is an important part of our business. He has also served on other public company boards and board committees, providing our Board of Directors with important board-level experience.

Martin Cole

Mr. Martin I. Cole is an Independent Director of the Company. From March 2012 until he retired in August 2014, Mr. Cole served as the chief executive of Accenture plc’s technology group, with responsibility for the full range of Accenture’s technology consulting and outsourcing solutions and delivery capabilities, including its global delivery network. Prior to that, Mr. Cole served as the chief executive of Accenture’s communications, media and technology operating group from September 2006 to March 2012, the chief executive of its government operating group from September 2004 to August 2006, and the managing partner of its outsourcing and infrastructure delivery group from September 2002 to August 2004. Prior to that, Mr. Cole served Accenture in a variety of capacities since 1980. Mr. Cole currently serves as a director of The Western Union Company.

Kathleen Cote

Ms. Kathleen A. Cote is an Independent Director of Western Digital Corporation. She was the chief executive officer of World port Communications, Inc., a European provider of Internet managed services, from May 2001 to June 2003. From September 1998 until May 2001, she served as president of Sea grass Partners, a provider of expertise in business planning and strategic development for early stage companies. From November 1996 until January 1998, she served as president and chief executive officer of Computer vision Corporation, an international supplier of product development and data management software. Ms. Cote currently serves as a director of VeriSign, Inc. and, within the last five years, served as a director of GT Advanced Technologies, Inc. Ms. Cote is a seasoned business executive with numerous years of experience overseeing global companies focused on technology and operations, which is directly relevant to our business. She has served on numerous public company boards of directors, including on the audit and governance committees of those boards, providing our Board of Directors with valuable board-level experience. Her tenure on our Board of Directors also provides us with specific expertise and insight into our business.

Henry DeNero

Mr. Henry T. DeNero is an Independent Director of Western Digital Corporation. He was chairman and chief executive officer of Homespace, Inc., a provider of Internet real estate and home services, from January 1999 until substantially all of its assets were acquired by LendingTree, Inc. in August 2000. From July 1995 to January 1999, he was executive vice president for First Data Corporation, a provider of information and transaction processing services. Prior to 1995, he was vice chairman and chief financial officer of Dayton Hudson Corporation, a general merchandise retailer, and was previously a director of McKinsey & Company, a management consulting firm. Within the last five years, Mr. DeNero has served as a director of DataDirect Networks, Inc. and THQ, Inc. Mr. DeNero has executive level experience in a broad range of industries, which demonstrates to our Board of Directors his ability to lead and provide strategic input on a wide range of issues. His extensive experience at McKinsey & Company, a respected consulting firm, provides our Board of Directors with valuable insights into corporate strategy and problem resolution. He has significant experience working in Japan and Europe in his positions with McKinsey & Company, which are two important geographic locations for our company. His financial skills and prior experience as a chief financial officer qualify him as an audit committee financial expert under SEC rules.

Michael Lambert

Mr. Michael D. Lambert is an Independent Director of Western Digital Corporation. From 1996 until he retired in May 2002, he served as senior vice president for the enterprise systems group of Dell Inc., a computer system company. During that period, he also participated as a member of a six-man operating committee at Dell, which reported to the office of the chairman. Mr. Lambert served as vice president, sales and marketing, for Compaq Computer Corporation, a global information technology company, from 1993 to 1996. Prior to that, he ran the large computer products division at NCR/AT&T Corporation as vice president and general manager. Mr. Lambert began his career with NCR Corporation, where he served for 16 years in product management, sales and software engineering capacities. Mr. Lambert has extensive experience serving in numerous executive positions with several technology companies, which provides our Board of Directors with valuable executive-level insights. He has particular expertise in areas of sales, marketing and operations, especially in the enterprise systems business, which is an important part of our company. He also has direct experience managing merger and acquisition transactions gained through his positions at Dell and NCR/AT&T Corporation.

Paula Price

Ms. Paula A. Price is an Independent Director of Western Digital Corporation. Ms. Price has served as a senior lecturer for Harvard Business School in the Accounting and Management Unit since July 2014. From May 2009 until January 2014, she was executive vice president and chief financial officer at Ahold USA, a retailer that operates more than 700 supermarkets and an online grocery delivery service, where she was responsible for finance and accounting, strategic planning, real estate and information technology. From July 2006 until August 2008, Ms. Price was the senior vice president, controller and chief accounting officer at CVS Caremark. From August 2002 until September 2005, Ms. Price was the senior vice president and chief financial officer for the institutional trust services division of JPMorgan Chase. Prior to that, she held several other senior management positions in the U.S. and the U.K. in the financial services and consumer products industries at Prudential Insurance Co. of America, Diageo and Kraft Foods. Ms. Price is a certified public accountant. Ms. Price currently serves as a director of Dollar General Corporation and Accenture plc. Ms. Price’s numerous years of experience as a certified public accountant, former chief financial officer and former chief accounting officer provide our Board of Directors with valuable experience and insight into accounting and finance matters, and that experience qualifies her as an audit committee financial expert under SEC rules. She also brings expertise and knowledge of the complexities of growing and managing a global business. She has extensive experience overseeing and integrating merger and acquisition transactions at the executive level, which is experience highly valued by our Board of Directors.

Basic Compensation

Name Fiscal Year Total

Matthew Massengill

449,954

Michael Cordano

8,322,220

Stephen Milligan

10,546,400

Mark Long

4,162,170

Jacqueline DeMaria

--

Steven Campbell

410,673

Michael Ray

4,091,590

Martin Fink

--

Len Lauer

352,481

Martin Cole

322,481

Kathleen Cote

319,981

Henry DeNero

339,981

Michael Lambert

334,981

Paula Price

314,981
As Of  30 Jun 2016

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