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Ascena Retail Group Inc (ASNA.OQ)

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

David Jaffe

58 2017 Chairman of the Board, Chief Executive Officer

Brian Lynch

59 2017 President, Chief Operating Officer

Robb Giammatteo

45 2015 Chief Financial Officer, Executive Vice President

Gary Muto

58 2017 President, Chief Executive Officer - ascena Brands

John Pershing

46 2015 Chief Human Resource Officer, Executive Vice President

Duane Holloway

45 2016 Executive Vice President, General Counsel, Assistant Secretary

Daniel Lamadrid

42 2017 Senior Vice President, Chief Accounting Officer

Randy Pearce

62 2015 Lead Independent Director

Steven Kirshenbaum

65 2015 Director

Katherine Krill

62 2015 Director

Marc Lasry

58 2017 Director

Stacey Rauch

59 2017 Director

Katie Bayne

51 2015 Independent Director

Kate Buggeln

56 2004 Independent Director

Carl Rubin

58 2015 Independent Director

Linda Yaccarino

54 2016 Independent Director

Biographies

Name Description

David Jaffe

Mr. David R. Jaffe serves as a Chairman of the Board, Chief Executive Officer of the Company. He was President, Chief Executive Officer, Director of Ascena Retail Group, Inc. Previously he had been Vice Chairman, Chief Operating Officer and a member of the Board of Directors since 2001. He joined us in 1992 as Vice President-Business Development and became Senior Vice President in 1995 and Executive Vice President in 1996.

Brian Lynch

Mr. Brian E. Lynch serves as President, Chief Operating Officer of the ASCENA RETAIL GROUP, INC. He was President and Chief Executive Officer - Justice Brand of Ascena Retail Group, Inc. Prior to his appointment, Mr. Lynch served as President and Chief Executive Officer of the Company’s Justice brand, since March 2015. Mr. Lynch has over 35 years of fashion and retail experience, having previously served in various executive positions with ANN INC., Gap Inc. and The Walt Disney Company.

Robb Giammatteo

Mr. Robb Giammatteo serves as Chief Financial Officer, Executive Vice President of ASCENA RETAIL GROUP, INC. Mr. Giammatteo joined ascena in September 2013 as its Senior Vice President of Financial Planning and Analysis and Investor Relations. Before joining ascena, he held the position of Vice President of Corporate Financial Planning and Analysis at VF Corporation. Prior to VF Corporation, Mr. Giammatteo spent several years in a variety of financial leadership roles at Limited Brands and General Motors. He holds a Master’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, a Master’s Degree in Aeronautical Engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), and an MBA from MIT’s Sloan School of Management.

Gary Muto

Mr. Gary P. Muto serves as a President, Chief Executive Officer of ascena Brands. Prior to his appointment, Mr. Lynch served as Chief Operating Officer of the Company since October 2016, and as President and Chief Executive Officer of the Company’s Justice brand, since March 2015. Mr. Lynch has over 35 years of fashion and retail experience, having previously served in various executive positions with ANN INC., Gap Inc. and The Walt Disney Company.

John Pershing

Mr. John Pershing serves as a Chief Human Resource Officer, Executive Vice President of the Company. He joined the Company in 2011 as Senior Vice President, Human Resources of both the corporate SSG and dressbarn. Prior to joining the Company, Mr. Pershing spent over 20 years at Best Buy in a variety of leadership roles and was most recently Executive Vice President, Human Capital.

Duane Holloway

Mr. Duane Holloway serves as a Executive Vice President, General Counsel, Assistant Secretary of the company. Mr. Holloway joins the Company from CoreLogic, a real estate data, analytics and services provider where he was Vice President, Deputy General Counsel and led the U.S. legal department. Before joining CoreLogic, Mr. Holloway spent several years in executive positions with Caesars Entertainment Corporation, most recently as Senior Vice President and Chief Counsel, Operations & Litigation. Prior to his tenure at Caesars Entertainment Corporation, he practiced corporate law with the international law firm of Hogan & Hartson (now Hogan Lovells). Commenting on today's announcement David Jaffe, President and Chief Executive Officer, said: "We are pleased to welcome Duane to our executive leadership team. Duane is a results-based strategist who has demonstrated success in building high-achieving teams and finding solutions to complex issues. We look forward to Duane being an integral part of the continued success of ascena." Mr. Holloway holds a B.A. from the University of Virginia and a J.D. from the University of Pennsylvania Law School.

Daniel Lamadrid

Mr. Daniel Lamadrid serves as a Senior Vice President, Chief Accounting Officer of the Company. Prior to joining the Company, Mr. Lamadrid held the position of Senior Vice President, Chief Accounting Officer and Controller at Vitamin Shoppe, Inc., where he was employed since 2011. Prior to Vitamin Shoppe, Mr. Lamadrid held the positions of Vice President Controller for the Retail Divisions of Polo Ralph Lauren where he was responsible for the management of the retail accounting departments, Controller at Hartz Mountain Corporation and Finance Director at the Babies “R” Us division of Toys “R” Us. Mr. Lamadrid began his career in public accounting.

Randy Pearce

Mr. Randy L. Pearce serves as a Lead Independent Director of Ascena Retail Group Inc. He was Independent Director of Ascena Retail Group, Inc. He was from February 2011 until his retirement on June 30, 2012, President of Regis Corporation, an owner, operator and franchisor of hair and retail product salons. From 1998 until February 2011, Mr. Pearce served as Senior Executive Vice President, Chief Financial and Administrative Officer of Regis Corporation, and held various executive positions at Regis Corporation since 1985. The Board selected Mr. Pearce to serve as a director based on his extensive financial background in auditing and in internal controls over financial reporting of large publicly held retail companies. Mr. Pearce is a director and Chair of the Audit Committee of Appliance Recycling Centers of America.

Steven Kirshenbaum

Mr. Steven L. Kirshenbaum serves as a Director of the Company. He was also selected to join Ascena's Board of Directors. Mr. Kirshenbaum is a senior partner in the Corporate Department of Proskauer Rose LLP, an international law firm with headquarters in New York City. Mr. Kirshenbaum primarily focuses on corporate, transactional, governance and securities practice areas for domestic and foreign companies.

Katherine Krill

Ms. Katherine Lawther Krill serves as a Director of the Company. MS. Kay Krill has served as President and CEO of ANN INC. since 2005. Kay joined Ann Taylor in 1994 and quickly advanced within the company. She was responsible for the creation of the LOFT brand and was named President in 2001. Under her tenure it became a $1.5 billion business and one of the fastest growing concepts in women's apparel. In 2004, she was promoted to the role of President of the company as well as named a Director. During her tenure, Kay fostered a purpose driven culture. She launched ANN INC.'s corporate social responsibility program, Responsibly ANN, and the company's charitable platform, ANN Cares, to support programs that contribute to women's and children's health and well-being. Since 2005, ANN INC. has raised more than $50 million to support such causes including the Breast Cancer Research Foundation® and St. Jude Children's Research Hospital®. As a female CEO, Kay has a passionate commitment to invest in women and causes that are important to them. She is the driving force behind the ANN power Vital Voices Initiative, a program designed to train and mentor the next generation of female leaders in the United States. She has been cited by Fortune Magazine as one of America's most powerful women business leaders and Crain's 50 Most Powerful Women in New York (from 2007-2015). In addition to her appointment as a Director of ascena, Ms. Krill is also on the Breast Cancer Research Foundation Board of Directors, as well as the Board of Directors of the National Retail Federation and St. Luke's School in New Canaan, CT.

Marc Lasry

Mr. Marc Lasry serves as a Director of the company. He re-joins the Board, having previously served as a member of the Board from February 2004 until October 2006. Since 1995, Mr. Lasry has served as Chairman, Chief Executive Officer and Co-Founder of Avenue Capital Group, a global investment firm that focuses on private and public debt, equity and real estate markets in the U.S., Europe and Asia. Mr. Lasry is currently a member of the Council on Foreign Relations and has served on the boards of advisors or directors of both for-profit and not-for-profit public and private companies.

Stacey Rauch

Ms. Stacey S. Rauch serves as a Director of the company. She joins the Board with extensive experience in retail, strategy, marketing, merchandising, global expansion and multi-channel management. Ms. Rauch is a Director Emeritus of McKinsey and Company (“McKinsey”) where she was a leader in McKinsey’s Retail and Consumer Goods Practices, served as the head of the North American Retail and Apparel Practice, and acted as the Global Retail Practice Convener. A 24 year veteran of McKinsey, Ms. Rauch led engagements for a wide range of retailers, apparel wholesalers, and consumer goods manufacturers in the US and internationally. Ms. Rauch also has noteworthy board experience, including her former membership on the ANN INC. board and her current roles as non-executive Chairman of the board of directors of Fiesta Restaurant Group, Inc. and non-executive director of Land Securities, PLC, the UK’s largest commercial property company, where she sits on its Audit and Nomination Committees.

Katie Bayne

Ms. Katie J. Bayne serves as an Independent Director of the Company. Ms. Bayne currently serves as Senior Vice President, Global Sparkling Brands at The Coca-Cola Company. In this role, serves as Senior Vice President, Global Sparkling Brands at The Coca-Cola Company. In this role, she is responsible for global marketing, portfolio strategy and innovation for the flagship brand, Coca-Cola, and the company’s other sparkling brands around the world. Ms. Bayne joined Coca-Cola in 1989 in brand management and has since held roles of increasing responsibility, focused on consumer strategy, retail marketing and consumer marketing in the U.S. and Australia. From 2010 to 2013, she was President and General Manager, Sparkling Beverages, Coca-Cola North America. Prior to her current position, Ms. Bayne served as President, North America Brands for The Coca-Cola Company. With 27 years as an executive at Coca-Cola, Ms. Bayne brings extensive strategic marketing and brand management experience to the Company. Throughout her career in leadership roles at Coca-Cola, Ms. Bayne acquired vast managerial and operational knowledge of the retail industry, both domestically and internationally. Ms. Bayne previously served on the board of directors of ANN until its acquisition by the Company in August 2015. The Board selected Ms. Bayne to serve as a director based on her strong background in consumer strategy, retail marketing and consumer marketing. Ms. Bayne also previously served on the board of directors of ANN INC. until its acquisition by the Company in August 2015.

Kate Buggeln

Ms. Kate Buggeln serves as an Independent Director of Ascena Retail Group, Inc. She is a Senior Advisor with Irving Place Capital and serves on the Governing Board of the Business Council for Peace. Ms. Buggeln has provided business strategy and brand management consulting services since 2005. Ms. Buggeln was Senior Vice President, Strategic Planning and Business Development at Coach, Inc. from 2001 to 2004. Ms. Buggeln is also a director of VS Holdings, Inc., the parent company of The Vitamin Shoppe, Inc. She previously served on the board of directors of Timberland Company until its acquisition in September 2011. The Board selected Ms. Buggeln to serve as a director based on her strong background in strategic planning, marketing and new business developments.

Carl Rubin

Mr. Carl S. Rubin serves as an Independent Director of the Company. He currently serves as Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of the Board at The Michaels Companies, Inc. He joined Michaels in 2013 as its Chief Executive Officer and was appointed as Chairman of the Board in 2015. Prior to joining Michaels, Mr. Rubin served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Ulta Salon, Cosmetics & Fragrances, Inc. Mr. Rubin also previously served on the Executive Committee of the Board of Directors of The National Retail Federation from 2007 to 2010. Additionally, Chuck spent six years in senior leadership roles, including Partner, at Accenture Consulting where he advised clients and led engagements across retail formats and ecommerce business.

Linda Yaccarino

Ms. Linda Yaccarino serves as an Independent Director of the Company. Ms. Yaccarino currently serves as Chairwoman, Advertising, Sales and Client Partnerships for NBCUniversal, Inc. With nearly $10 billion dollars of annual revenue responsibility, she is responsible for national advertising revenues and marketplace strategy and innovation for the company’s wide-reaching portfolio, which comprises two broadcast networks, 15 cable networks, and over 50 digital properties. Since joining NBCUniversal, Inc. in 2011, Ms. Yaccarino has transformed advertising sales into the leading sales and marketing organization in the industry. Prior to joining NBCUniversal, Ms. Yaccarino served as Executive Vice President and COO of Turner Entertainment Advertising Sales, where she was responsible for advertising revenues, marketing and program acquisitions for the company’s portfolio of networks. Ms. Yaccarino was recognized in 2015 by The Hollywood Reporter’s “Women in Entertainment: Power 100” for the third year in a row. She was also recognized by Variety’s “Power of Women of New York” in 2014 and as a “CEO of Tomorrow” by BusinessWeek. As an active leader in community and philanthropic work, Ms. Yaccarino sits on the Executive Committee and Board of the Ad Council and on numerous philanthropic boards such as Adults and Children with Learning and Development Disabilities (ACLD) and the John A. Reisenbach (JAR) Foundation. Her community and professional affiliations include active involvement with Women in Cable & Telecommunications and Penn State University, where she sits on the Dean’s Advancement Council in the College of Communications.

Basic Compensation

Name Fiscal Year Total

David Jaffe

6,683,780

Brian Lynch

2,420,310

Robb Giammatteo

1,139,100

Gary Muto

--

John Pershing

1,519,750

Duane Holloway

919,936

Daniel Lamadrid

--

Randy Pearce

242,119

Steven Kirshenbaum

274,721

Katherine Krill

174,619

Marc Lasry

32,410

Stacey Rauch

32,410

Katie Bayne

184,619

Kate Buggeln

204,619

Carl Rubin

305,971

Linda Yaccarino

179,712
As Of  25 Jul 2017