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WRIGHT MED GP NV (WMGI.DF)

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

David Stevens

63 2015 Non-Executive Chairman of the Board

Robert Palmisano

71 2015 President, Chief Executive Officer, Executive Director

Lance Berry

43 2015 Chief Financial Officer, Senior Vice President

Peter Cooke

50 2015 President - International

Kevin Cordell

50 2015 President - Lower Extremities and Biologics

J. Wesley Porter

46 2015 Senior Vice President, Chief Compliance Officer

James Lightman

58 2015 Senior Vice President, General Counsel, Secretary

William Griffin

67 2015 Senior Vice President and General Manager – BioMimetic Therapeutics

Julie Tracy

52 2015 Senior Vice President and Chief Communications Officer , IR Contact Officer

Robert Burrows

69 2015 Senior Vice President - Supply Chain

Gregory Morrison

52 2015 Senior Vice President - Human Resources

Jennifer Walker

48 2015 Senior Vice President, Process Improvement

Julie Andrews

44 2015 Chief Accounting Officer, Vice President

Gary Blackford

58 2015 Non-Executive Independent Director

Sean Carney

46 2015 Non-Executive Independent Director

John Miclot

56 2015 Non-Executive Independent Director

Kevin O'Boyle

60 2013 Non-Executive Independent Director

Amy Paul

64 2015 Non-Executive Independent Director

Richard Wallman

65 2008 Non-Executive Independent Director

Elizabeth Weatherman

55 2006 Non-Executive Independent Director

Biographies

Name Description

David Stevens

Mr. David D. Stevens is Non-Executive Independent and Chairman of the Board of the Company. Mr. Stevens serves as our Chairman of the Board. Mr. Stevens was a member of the board of directors of Wright Medical Group, Inc. from 2004 to 2015 and served as Chairman of the Board from 2009 to October 2015 and interim Chief Executive Officer of Wright from April 2011 to September 2011. He has been a private investor since 2006. Mr. Stevens served as Chief Executive Officer of Accredo Health Group, Inc., a subsidiary of Medco Health Solutions, Inc., from 2005 to 2006. He was Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer of Accredo Health, Inc. from 1996 to 2005, and was President and Chief Operating Officer of the predecessor companies of Accredo Health from their inception in 1983 until 1996. He serves on the board of directors of Allscripts Healthcare Solutions, Inc., a publicly held company. He previously served on the board of directors of Viasystems Group, Inc., a publicly held company, from 2012 until May 2015 when it was acquired by TTM Technologies, Inc., Medco Health Solutions, Inc., a publicly held company, from 2006 until 2012 when it was acquired by Express Scripts Holding Company, and Thomas & Betts Corporation, a publicly held company, from 2004 to 2012 when it was acquired by ABB Ltd. Mr. Steven’s qualifications to serve on our board of directors include his extensive experience serving as a chief executive officer, including as interim chief executive officer of Wright, his close familiarity with our business, and his prior experience as a director of Wright.

Robert Palmisano

Mr. Robert J. Palmisano is President and Chief Executive Officer and Executive Director of the Company. Mr. Palmisano has served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Wright Medical Group, Inc. since September 2011. Prior to joining Wright, Mr. Palmisano served as President and Chief Executive Officer of ev3 Inc., a global endovascular device company, from April 2008 to July 2010, when it was acquired by Covidien plc. From 2003 to 2007, Mr. Palmisano was President and Chief Executive Officer of IntraLase Corp. Before joining IntraLase, Mr. Palmisano was President and Chief Executive Officer of MacroChem Corporation from 2001 to 2003. Mr. Palmisano currently serves on the Providence College Board of Trustees. Mr. Palmisano previously served on the board of directors of ev3 Inc., Osteotech, Inc. and Abbott Medical Optics, Inc., all publicly held companies, and Bausch & Lomb, a privately held company. Under the terms of his employment agreement, we have agreed that Mr. Palmisano shall be nominated by our board of directors for election as an executive director and a member of our board of directors at each annual general meeting of shareholders. Mr. Palmisano’s qualifications to serve on our board of directors

Lance Berry

Mr. Lance A. Berry is Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of the Company. Mr. Berry has served as Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Wright Medical Group, Inc. since 2009. He joined Wright in 2002, and, until his appointment as Chief Financial Officer, served as Vice President and Corporate Controller. Prior to joining Wright, Mr. Berry served as audit manager with the Memphis, Tennessee office of Arthur Andersen LLP from 1995 to 2002. Mr. Berry is a certified public accountant, inactive.

Peter Cooke

Mr. Peter S. Cooke is President - International of the Company. Mr. Cooke served as President, International of Wright Medical Group, Inc. from January 2014 to October 2015 and served as Senior Vice President, International from January 2013 to January 2014. Prior to joining Wright, Mr. Cooke served as Vice President and General Manager, Vascular Therapies Emerging Markets of Covidien plc, a global healthcare products company, from 2010 to January 2013. Prior to Covidien, Mr. Cooke served in various general management roles for ev3 Inc., a global endovascular device company acquired by Covidien in July 2010, including Vice President and General Manager, International from July 2008 to July 2010; Vice President, General Manager, International from November 2006 to June 2008; Vice President, Sales International from January 2005 until November 2006; and Regional Director Asia Pacific and China from February 2003 until January 2005. Prior to ev3, Mr. Cooke spent eleven years at Guidant Corporation, three years at Baxter Healthcare Corporation and two years at St. Jude Medical, Inc.

Kevin Cordell

Mr. Kevin D. Cordell is President - Lower Extremities and Biologics of the Company. Mr. Cordell served as President, U.S. Extremities of Wright Medical Group, Inc. from September 2014 to October 2015. Prior to joining Wright, Mr. Cordell served as Vice President of Sales for the GI Solutions business at Covidien plc, a global healthcare products company, from May 2012 to September 2014. While at Covidien, he served as Vice President of Sales and Global Marketing for its Peripheral Vascular business from July 2010 to May 2012. He joined Covidien in July 2010 through the acquisition of ev3 Inc., a global endovascular device company, where he served as Vice President of U.S. Sales from January 2009 to July 2010. Prior to ev3, Mr. Cordell served as Vice President, Global Sales of FoxHollow Technologies, Inc. from March 2007 to October 2007. Earlier in his career, Mr. Cordell held various positions of increasing responsibility for Johnson & Johnson’s Cordis Cardiology and Centocor companies. Mr. Cordell serves on the board of directors of TissueGen, Inc., a privately-held developer of biodegradable polymer technology for implantable drug delivery.

J. Wesley Porter

Mr. J. Wesley Porter is Senior Vice President and Chief Compliance Officer of the Company. Mr. Porter joined Wright Medical Group, Inc. in July 2014 as Vice President, Compliance and became Senior Vice President and Chief Compliance Officer in October 2014. Prior to joining Wright, Mr. Porter served as Vice President, Deputy Compliance Officer of Allergan, Inc. from September 2012 to February 2014, Vice President, Ethics and Compliance of CareFusion Corp. from June 2009 to September 2012, and Senior Corporate Counsel, Compliance, HIPAA and Reimbursement of Smith & Nephew, Inc. from April 2006 to May 2009.

James Lightman

Mr. James A. Lightman is Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary of the Company. Mr. Lightman joined Wright Medical Group, Inc. in December 2011 as Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary. Prior to joining Wright, Mr. Lightman served in various legal and executive positions with Bausch & Lomb Incorporated, a privately held eye contact company. From February 2008 to November 2009, Mr. Lightman served as Vice President and Assistant General Counsel of Bausch & Lomb, and most recently held the position of Vice President, Global Sales Operations until August 2011. From June 2007 to February 2008, he served as Vice President and General Counsel of Eyeonics, Inc. Prior to joining Eyeonics, Mr. Lightman served as Senior Vice President and General Counsel of IntraLase Corp. from February 2005 to April 2007.

William Griffin

Mr. William L. Griffin is Senior Vice President and General Manager – BioMimetic Therapeutics of the Company. Mr. Griffin served as Senior Vice President and General Manager, BioMimetic Therapeutics of Wright Medical Group, Inc. from March 2013 to October 2015 and Senior Vice President, Global Operations from 2008 to March 2013. Prior to joining Wright, Mr. Griffin had global responsibility for all operations at Smith & Nephew, Inc. since 2002. From 1997 until 2002, he held positions at Johnson & Johnson Medical, including serving as its Vice President and General Manager. Mr. Griffin began his career in the medical device industry with Becton, Dickinson and Company where he spent 23 years with the final position of Vice President of Global Supply Chain Services.

Julie Tracy

Ms. Julie D. Tracy is Senior Vice President and Chief Communications Officer of the Company. Ms. Tracy served as Senior Vice President, Chief Communications Officer of Wright Medical Group, Inc. from October 2011 to October 2015. Prior to joining Wright, Ms. Tracy served as Chief Communications Officer of Epocrates, Inc., a publicly held company that sold physician platforms for clinical content, practice tools and health industry engagement, from March 2011 to October 2011. From January 2008 to July 2010, Ms. Tracy was Senior Vice President and Chief Communications Officer of ev3 Inc. Prior to ev3, Ms. Tracy held marketing and investor relations positions at Kyphon Inc. from January 2003 to November 2007 and Thoratec Corporation from January 1998 to January 2003. Ms. Tracy currently serves as a member of the Board of Directors for the National Investor Relations Institute, the professional association of corporate officers and investor relations consultants responsible for communication among corporate management, shareholders, securities analysts and other financial community constituents.

Robert Burrows

Mr. Robert P. Burrows is Senior Vice President - Supply Chain of the Company. Mr. Burrows joined Wright Medical Group, Inc. in August 2014 as Senior Vice President, Supply Chain. Prior to Wright, he served as Managing Principal of The On-Point Group, a privately held logistics and supply chain consultancy, from July 1994 through July 2014. While at On-Point, Mr. Burrows led over 40 client engagements, most recently as an operations consultant overseeing the transition and expansion of Wright’s extremities and biologics manufacturing.

Gregory Morrison

Mr. Gregory Morrison is Senior Vice President - Human Resources of the Company. Mr. Morrison served as Senior Vice President, Global Human Resources and HPMS (High Performance Management System) of Tornier from January 2014 to October 2015 and served as Global Vice President, Human Resources from December 2010 to January 2014. Prior to joining Tornier, Mr. Morrison served as Senior Vice President, Human Resources of ev3 Inc., a global endovascular device company acquired by Covidien plc in July 2010, from August 2007 to December 2010, and as Vice President, Human Resources from May 2002 to August 2007. Prior to joining ev3, Mr. Morrison served as Vice President of Organizational Effectiveness of Thomson Legal & Regulatory from March 1999 to February 2002 and Vice President of Global Human Resources of Schneider Worldwide, which was acquired by Boston Scientific Corporation, from 1988 to March 1999.

Jennifer Walker

Ms. Jennifer S. Walker is Senior Vice President, Process Improvement of the Company. Ms. Walker served as Senior Vice President, Process Improvement of Wright Medical Group, Inc. from December 2011 to October 2015 and Vice President and Corporate Controller from December 2009 to December 2011. Since joining Wright’s financial organization in 1993, she served as Assistant Controller, Director, Financial Reporting & Risk Management, Director, Corporate Tax & Risk Management, and Tax Manager of Wright. Prior to joining Wright, Ms. Walker was a senior tax accountant with Arthur Andersen LLP. Ms. Walker is a certified public accountant.

Julie Andrews

Ms. Julie B. Andrews is Chief Accounting Officer, Vice President of the Company. Ms. Andrews served as Vice President and Chief Accounting Officer of Wright Medical Group, Inc. from May 2012 to October 2015. From February 1998 to May 2012, Ms. Andrews held numerous key financial positions with Medtronic, Inc., a global medical device company. Most recently, Ms. Andrews served as Medtronic’s Vice President, Finance for its spinal and biologics business units. Ms. Andrews has significant accounting, finance, and business skills as well as global experience, having held positions in worldwide planning and analysis in Medtronic Sofamor Danek and in Medtronic’s spinal and biologics business. Prior to joining Medtronic, Ms. Andrews worked with Thomas & Betts Corporation in Memphis, Tennessee and Thomas Havey, LLP in Chicago, Illinois.

Gary Blackford

Mr. Gary D. Blackford is Non-Executive Independent Director of the Company. Mr. Blackford was a member of the board of directors of Wright Medical Group, Inc. from 2008 to 2015. From 2002 to February 2015, Mr. Blackford served as President and Chief Executive Officer and a member of the board of directors of Universal Hospital Services, Inc., a provider of medical technology outsourcing and services to the health care industry, and from 2007 to February 2015, served as Chairman of the Board. From 2001 to 2002, Mr. Blackford served as Chief Executive Officer of Curative Health Services Inc. From 1999 to 2001, Mr. Blackford served as Chief Executive Officer of ShopforSchool, Inc. He served as Chief Operating Officer for Value Rx from 1995 to 1998 and Chief Operating Officer and Chief Financial Officer of MedIntel Systems Corporation from 1993 to 1994. Mr. Blackford serves on the board of directors of Halyard Health, Inc., a publicly held company. Mr. Blackford previously served on the board of directors of Compex Technologies, Inc., a publicly held medical device company, from 2005 until its acquisition by Encore Medical Corporation in 2006. Mr. Blackford’s qualifications to serve as a member of our board of directors include his experience as a chief executive officer and director of a health care services company and other companies and as a director of other public companies in the healthcare industry, his extensive experience leading healthcare companies, and his prior experience as a director of Wright.

Sean Carney

Mr. Sean D. Carney is Non-Executive Independent Director of the Company. Mr. Carney served as Chairman of the Board of Tornier from May 2010 to October 2015. Mr. Carney was appointed as a director of Tornier in connection with the securityholders’ agreement that Tornier entered into with certain of its shareholders. For more information regarding the securityholders’ agreement, please refer to the discussion below under “-Board Structure and Composition.” Since 1996, Mr. Carney has been employed by Warburg Pincus LLC, a private equity firm, and has served as a Member and Managing Director of Warburg Pincus LLC and a General Partner of Warburg Pincus & Co. since January 2001. Warburg Pincus LLC and Warburg Pincus & Co. are part of the Warburg Pincus entities collectively referred to elsewhere in this report as Warburg Pincus, a principal shareholder that owns approximately 6.1% of our outstanding ordinary shares as of February 10, 2016. Prior to joining Warburg Pincus, Mr. Carney was a consultant at McKinsey & Company, Inc., a management consulting company. Mr. Carney previously served on the board of directors of DexCom, Inc., a publicly held medical device company, Arch Capital Group Ltd., a publicly held company, MBIA Inc., a publicly held company, and several privately held companies. Mr. Carney’s qualifications to serve as a member of our board of directors include his substantial experience as an investor in medical device companies, his experience as a public company director, and his experience evaluating financial results.

John Miclot

Mr. John L. Miclot is Non-Executive Independent Director of the Company. Mr. Miclot was a member of the board of directors of Wright Medical Group, Inc. from 2007 to 2015. Mr. Miclot has served as President and Chief Executive Officer and a member of the board of directors of LinguaFlex, Inc., a medical device company focused on treatment of sleep disordered breathing, since August 2015. From December 2011 to December 2014, he served as Chief Executive Officer and a member of the board of directors of Tengion Inc., a publicly held company that focused on organ and cell regeneration. Prior to joining Tengion, Mr. Miclot was an Executive-in Residence at Warburg Pincus, LLC. From 2008 to 2010, he was President and Chief Executive Officer of CCS Medical, Inc., a provider of products and services for patients with chronic diseases. From 2003 until 2008, he served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Respironics, Inc., a provider of sleep and respiratory products, and prior to such time, served in various positions at Respironics, Inc. from 1998 to 2003, including Chief Strategic Officer and President of the Homecare Division. From 1995 to 1998, he served as Senior Vice President, Sales and Marketing of Healthdyne Technologies, Inc., a medical device company that was acquired by Respironics, Inc. in 1998. Mr. Miclot spent the early part of his medical career at DeRoyal Industries, Inc., Baxter International Inc., Ohmeda Medical, Inc. and Medix Inc. Mr. Miclot serves on the board of directors of Dentsply International, a publicly held company, and serves as Chairman and a member of the board of directors of Breathe Technologies, Inc., a privately held company. Mr. Miclot also serves as a director of the Pittsburgh Zoo and PPG Aquarium, charitable and educational institutions, serves on the University of Iowa Tippie College of Business board of advisors and serves as an industrial advisor to EQT Partners, an investment company. Mr. Miclot previously served on the board of directors of ev3 Inc.

Kevin O'Boyle

Mr. Kevin C. O'Boyle is Non-Executive Independent Director of the Company. Mr. O’Boyle was appointed as Interim Vice Chairman of Tornier, a position he held for about a year. From December 2010 to October 2011, Mr. O’Boyle served as Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Advanced BioHealing Inc., a medical device company which was acquired by Shire plc in May 2011. From January 2003 until December 2009, Mr. O’Boyle served as Chief Financial Officer of NuVasive, Inc., a medical device orthopedics company specializing in spinal disorders. Prior to that time, Mr. O’Boyle served in various positions during his six years with ChromaVision Medical Systems, Inc., a publicly held medical device company specializing in the oncology market, including as its Chief Financial Officer and Chief Operating Officer. Mr. O’Boyle also held various positions during his seven years with Albert Fisher North America, Inc., a publicly held international food company, including Chief Financial Officer and Senior Vice President of Operations. Mr. O’Boyle serves on the board of directors of GenMark Diagnostics, Inc., ZELTIQ Aesthetics, Inc., and Sientra, Inc., all publicly held companies. Mr. O’Boyle previously served on the board of directors of Durata Therapeutics, Inc. until its acquisition by Actavis plc in November 2014. Mr. O’Boyle’s qualifications to serve on our board of directors includes his executive experience in the healthcare industry, his experience with companies during their transition from being privately held to publicly held, and his financial and accounting expertise.

Amy Paul

Ms. Amy S, Paul is Non-Executive Independent Director of the Company. Ms. Paul was a member of the board of directors of Wright Medical Group, Inc. from 2008 to 2015. Ms. Paul retired in 2008 following a 26-year career with C.R. Bard, Inc., a medical device company, most recently serving as the Group Vice President-International since 2003. She served in various positions at C.R. Bard, Inc. from 1982 to 2003, including President of Bard Access Systems, Inc., President of Bard Endoscopic Technologies, Vice President and Business Manager of Bard Ventures, Vice President of Marketing of Bard Cardiopulmonary Division, Marketing Manager for Davol Inc., and Senior Product Manager for Davol Inc. Ms. Paul serves on the board of directors of Derma Sciences, Inc., a publicly held company. Ms. Paul previously served on the board of directors of Viking Systems, Inc., a publicly held company, until October 2012 when it was acquired by Conmed Corporation, and was a commissioner of the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities from 2010 to 2013. Ms. Paul serves on the President’s Innovation Network at Westminster College. Ms. Paul’s qualifications to serve on our board of directors include her over three decades of experience in the medical device industry, including having served in various executive roles with responsibilities that include international and divisional operations as well as marketing and sales functions, her experience as a director of another public company in the healthcare industry, and her prior experience as a director of Wright.

Richard Wallman

Mr. Richard F. Wallman is Non-Executive Independent Director of the Company. Mr. Wallman served as Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Honeywell International, Inc., a diversified technology company, and AlliedSignal, Inc., a diversified technology company (prior to its merger with Honeywell International, Inc.). Prior to joining AlliedSignal, Inc., Mr. Wallman served as Controller of International Business Machines Corporation. Mr. Wallman serves on the board of directors of Charles River Laboratories International, Inc., Convergys Corporation, Extended Stay America, Inc. and its wholly subsidiary ESH Hospitality, Inc., and Roper Technologies, Inc., all publicly held companies. Mr. Wallman previously served on the board of directors of Ariba, Inc. and Dana Holding Corporation, both publicly held companies. Mr. Wallman’s qualifications to serve on our board of directors include his prior public company experience, including as Chief Financial Officer of Honeywell, his significant public company director experience, and his financial experience and expertise.

Elizabeth Weatherman

Ms. Elizabeth H. Weatherman is Non-Executive Independent Director of the Company. . Weatherman was appointed as a director of Tornier in connection with the securityholders’ agreement that Tornier entered into with certain shareholders. For more information regarding the securityholders’ agreement, please refer to the discussion below under “—Board Structure and Composition.” Ms. Weatherman is a General Partner of Warburg Pincus & Co., a private equity firm, a Managing Director of Warburg Pincus LLC and a member of the firm’s Executive Management Group. Ms. Weatherman joined Warburg Pincus in 1988 and primarily focused on the firm’s healthcare investment activities. Warburg Pincus LLC and Warburg Pincus & Co. are part of the Warburg Pincus entities collectively referred to elsewhere in this report as Warburg Pincus, a principal shareholder that owns 6.1% of our outstanding ordinary shares as of February 10, 2016. Ms. Weatherman serves on the board of directors of several privately held companies. Ms. Weatherman previously served on the boards of directors of several publicly held companies, primarily in the medical device industry, including ev3 Inc., Wright Medical Group, Inc., and Kyphon Inc., and several privately held companies. Ms. Weatherman’s qualifications to serve on our board of directors include her extensive experience as a director of several public and private companies in the medical device industry.