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Simons, Richard 

Mr. Richard L. Simons is President, Chief Executive Officer of Hardinge Inc. He was Chairman of the Board of Hardinge Inc. Mr. Simons has served as Hardinge's President and Chief Executive Officer since May, 2008 and became Chairman of the Board in February, 2012. Mr. Simons served as the Company's Senior Vice President/Chief Operating Officer from March to May, 2008. Prior to rejoining Hardinge in 2008, he was Vice President and Corporate Controller at Carpenter Technology, a publicly-traded specialty steel manufacturer (2005-2008). Mr. Simons originally joined Hardinge in 1983, holding the positions of Executive Vice President/Chief Financial Officer of Hardinge Inc. (2000-2005); Senior Vice President/Chief Financial Officer in 1999 and various other financial management roles (1983-1998). He previously served on the Company's Board of Directors from February, 2001 to July, 2005. Mr. Simons has an M.B.A. degree from the Rochester Institute of Technology and is also a certified public accountant. He is a director of Sunnen Products Company, a privately-held global manufacturer and distributor of bore sizing and finishing equipment, engine rebuilding equipment, tooling and abrasives. Mr. Simons' vast experience in manufacturing, finance, and his long history with Hardinge, strengthens the Board's collective ability to manage the Company's business.

Basic Compensation

Total Annual Compensation, USD 447,188
Restricted Stock Awards, USD --
Long-Term Incentive Plans, USD --
All Other, USD 282,976
Fiscal Year Total, USD 730,164

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