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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

John O'Brien

74 2008 Non-Executive Independent Chairman of the Board

Sean Keohane

49 2016 President, Chief Executive Officer, Director

Eduardo Cordeiro

49 2009 Chief Financial Officer, Executive Vice President, President - Americas and Europe

Brian Berube

54 2016 Interim Chief Human Resource Officer, Senior Vice President, General Counsel

Nicholas Cross

55 2014 Executive Vice President, President - Performance Materials and Advanced Technologies

Hobart Kalkstein

46 2016 Senior Vice President and President - Reinforcement Materials Segment

Friedrich von Gottberg

48 Senior Vice President, President of Purification Solutions

Michael Morrow

2017 Director

Juan Enriquez-Cabot

57 2005 Independent Director

William Kirby

66 2012 Independent Director

Roderick MacLeod

66 1998 Independent Director

John McGillicuddy

73 2008 Independent Director

Patrick Prevost

61 2016 Independent Director

Sue Rataj

60 2011 Independent Director

Matthias Wolfgruber

63 2014 Independent Director

Mark Wrighton

67 1997 Independent Director

Steve Delahunt

2016 Vice President, Treasury and Investor Relations

Biographies

Name Description

John O'Brien

Mr. John F. O'Brien is Non-Executive Independent Chairman of the Board of Cabot Corp. Mr. O’Brien was Chief Executive Officer and President of Allmerica Financial Corporation (now known as The Hanover Insurance Group, Inc.), an insurance and diversified financial services company, from 1995 until his retirement in 2002. From 1989 until 2002, Mr. O’Brien also served as President and Chief Executive Officer of First Allmerica Financial Life Insurance Company, Chairman of the Board of Directors of Allmerica Investment Trust and Chairman of the Board of Directors of Allmerica Securities Trust. Mr. O’Brien is also a member of the Board of Directors of LKQ Corporation, a nationwide provider of recycled auto parts; a family of mutual funds managed by BlackRock, Inc., an investment management advisory firm; and the lead director of The TJX Companies, Inc., an off-price retailer of apparel and home fashions in the U.S. and worldwide. Mr. O’Brien’s tenure as Chief Executive Officer and President of a Fortune 500 insurance company and significant leadership and management experience provides him with substantial knowledge and skills with respect to strategic planning, accounting and finance, and corporate governance and makes him uniquely qualified to serve as Non-Executive Chairman of the Board. In addition, his service as lead director of The TJX Companies and a member of the boards of LKQ and certain of BlackRock’s mutual funds gives him extensive experience in leadership, management and corporate governance matters

Sean Keohane

Mr. Sean D. Keohane is President, Chief Executive Officer, Director of Cabot Corp. Mr. Keohane is Cabot’s President and Chief Executive Officer, a position he has held since March 2016. Mr. Keohane joined Cabot in August 2002 and has held a number of general management positions. In March 2005, he was elected a Vice President and in May 2008 he was named General Manager of Performance Chemicals. From March 2012 until November 2014, he was Senior Vice President and President of Performance Chemicals, and from November 2014 until March 2016 he was Executive Vice President and President of Reinforcement Materials. Prior to joining Cabot, Mr. Keohane worked for Pratt & Whitney, a division of United Technologies, in a variety of general management positions. Mr. Keohane is also a member of the Board of Directors of the American Chemistry Council, a trade association representing the business of chemistry at the global, national and state levels. Mr. Keohane has a deep understanding of Cabot’s business that makes him uniquely qualified to serve on the Board of Directors. During his tenure at the Company, he has developed a strong knowledge of Cabot and the chemicals industry and has gained significant experience in management, strategic planning and international business.

Eduardo Cordeiro

Mr. Eduardo E. Cordeiro is the Chief Financial Officer, Executive Vice President, President - Americas and Europe of the Company. Mr. Cordeiro joined Cabot in 1998 and has served in a variety of leadership positions, including Corporate Controller, General Manager of the Fumed Metal Oxides business and General Manager of the Supermetals business. He was responsible for Corporate Strategy from May 2008 until February 2009, when he became Cabot’s Chief Financial Officer. Mr. Cordeiro was appointed Vice President in March 2003 and Executive Vice President in March 2009. He was a member of the CEO Office, which was in place from December 2015 until March 2016.

Brian Berube

Mr. Brian A. Berube is Senior Vice President, General Counsel, Interim Chief Human Resources Officer of Cabot Corp of the Company. Mr. Berube joined Cabot in 1994 as an attorney in Cabot’s law department and became Deputy General Counsel in June 2001, business General Counsel in March 2002, and General Counsel in March 2003. He was appointed interim Chief Human Resources Officer in July 2016. Mr. Berube was appointed Vice President in March 2002 and Senior Vice President in March 2012. He was a member of the CEO Office, which was in place from December 2015 until March 2016.

Nicholas Cross

Mr. Nicholas S. Cross is Executive Vice President, President - Performance Materials and Advanced Technologies of the Company. Mr. Cross joined Cabot in September 2009 as President of the EMEA region and was appointed President of Advanced Technologies in January 2013 and President of Performance Chemicals in November 2014. He was appointed Vice President upon joining Cabot in 2009, Senior Vice President in March 2012 and Executive Vice President in November 2014. Prior to joining Cabot, Mr. Cross held a variety of leadership positions in BP plc’s Chemicals, Oil and Gas businesses, including Director of Chemicals Strategy and Head of International NGLs. He was a member of the CEO Office, which was in place from December 2015 until March 2016.

Hobart Kalkstein

Mr. Hobart Kalkstein is Senior Vice President and President - Reinforcement Materials Segment of the company. Mr. Kalkstein joined Cabot in 2005. Since joining the Company, he has held several key management positions, most recently as Vice President of Corporate Strategy and Development from December 2015 to April 2016. From October 2013 to December 2015, he served as Vice President of Global Business Operations for Purification Solutions and from November 2012 to December 2015 as General Manager of Global Emission Control Solutions for Purification Solutions, and from January 2012 to November 2012 he served as Vice President of Business Operations and Executive Director of Marketing and Business Strategy for Performance Chemicals. Prior to that, he served as General Manager of the Aerogel business from October 2007 to February 2010. He was appointed Senior Vice President in April 2016.

Friedrich von Gottberg

Mr. Friedrich von Gottberg is Senior Vice President from March 2012 and President of Purification Solutions of the Company. Mr. von Gottberg joined Cabot in 1997. Since joining the Company he has held a variety of leadership positions in Research and Development and Finance. Prior to assuming his current role in January 2013, he was Vice President of the New Business Group from March 2008 until March 2012, and Senior Vice President and President of Advanced Technologies from March 2012 until January 2013. Mr. von Gottberg was appointed Vice President in March 2005 and Senior Vice President in March 2012.

Michael Morrow

Mr. Michael M. Morrow is Director of the company. He recently retired from PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) after a nearly 40-year career during which he served a wide range of clients as both an audit and overall relationship partner. Over the years, Mr. Morrow held a number of leadership positions and governance roles, serving as Lead Director of PwC’s U.S. Board of Partners and as a member of PwC’s Global Board of Partners. In addition, he served on the boards of the business schools at Wake Forest University and the University of Rhode Island.

Juan Enriquez-Cabot

Mr. Juan Enriquez-Cabot is an Independent Director of the Company,, since March 2005. Mr. Enriquez has served as Chairman of the Board of Directors and Chief Executive Officer of Biotechonomy Ventures, a life sciences research and investment firm, since 2003 and Managing Director of Excel Venture Management, a life sciences investment company, since March 2008. Prior to that, Mr. Enriquez served as Director of the Life Science Project at Harvard Business School from 2001 to 2003. He is also a member of the Board of Directors of various start-up companies. Mr. Enriquez’s background and experience in technology ventures has provided him the opportunity to develop significant expertise in technology, start-up companies, and international business matters, which makes him well qualified to serve on the Board. Mr. Enriquez brings to the Board the extensive leadership experience he gained through his involvement in Biotechonomy Ventures and Excel Venture Management.

William Kirby

Mr. William C. Kirby is an Independent Director of the Company. Mr. Kirby is the Spangler Family Professor of Business Administration at the Harvard Business School and T.M. Chang Professor of China Studies at Harvard University, positions he has held since July 2008. Since July 2006, he has also been a Harvard University Distinguished Service Professor and Chairman of the Harvard China Fund. A Harvard faculty member since 1992, Mr. Kirby has served as Chair of Harvard’s History Department, Director of the Harvard University Asia Center, Dean of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences and Director of the Fairbank Center for Chinese Studies. Mr. Kirby also serves on the Board of Directors of The China Fund, Inc., a non-diversified closed-ended management investment company, and The Taiwan Fund, Inc., a diversified closed-ended management investment company.

Roderick MacLeod

Mr. Roderick C. G. MacLeod is an Independent Director of the Company. Mr. MacLeod is a Principal of Waverley Investments Ltd., a private equity investment company, a position he has held since co-founding the company in 1999, and a Principal of St. Martins Finance Ltd., a private equity investment company, since co-founding the company in 1985. Prior to his current positions, Mr. MacLeod served as General Manager for Business Development for Adia S.A. (now Adecco S.A.), a human resources company, from 1980 to 1991. Through Mr. MacLeod’s tenure on our Board of Directors, he has developed an extensive knowledge of the Company and the specialty chemicals industry. As a qualified chartered accountant,

John McGillicuddy

Mr. John K. McGillicuddy is an Independent Director of the Company. Mr. O’Brien was Chief Executive Officer and President of Allmerica Financial Corporation (now known as The Hanover Insurance Group, Inc.), an insurance and diversified financial services company, from 1995 until his retirement in 2002. From 1989 until 2002, Mr. O’Brien also served as President and Chief Executive Officer of First Allmerica Financial Life Insurance Company, Chairman of the Board of Directors of Allmerica Investment Trust and Chairman of the Board of Directors of Allmerica Securities Trust. Mr. O’Brien is also a member of the Board of Directors of LKQ Corporation, a nationwide provider of recycled auto parts; a family of mutual funds managed by BlackRock, Inc., an investment management advisory firm; and the lead director of The TJX Companies, Inc., an off-price retailer of apparel and home fashions in the U.S. and worldwide. Mr. O’Brien’s tenure as Chief Executive Officer and President of a Fortune 500 insurance company and significant leadership and management experience provides him with substantial knowledge and skills with respect to strategic planning, accounting and finance, and corporate governance and makes him uniquely qualified to serve as Non-Executive Chairman of the Board. In addition, his service as lead director of The TJX Companies and a member of the boards of LKQ and certain of BlackRock’s mutual funds gives him extensive experience in leadership, management and corporate governance matters.

Patrick Prevost

Mr. Patrick M. Prevost is Independent Director of the Company. Mr. Prevost served as Cabot’s President and Chief Executive Officer from January 2008 until March 2016. Prior to joining Cabot, since October 2005, Mr. Prevost served as President, Performance Chemicals, of BASF AG, an international chemical company. Prior to that, he was responsible for BASF Corporation’s Chemicals and Plastics business in North America. Before joining BASF in 2003, he held senior management positions at BP and Amoco. Mr. Prevost is a member of the Board of Directors of General Cable Corporation, a global leader in copper, aluminum and fiber optic wire and cable products, and previously served as a member of the Board of Directors of the American Chemistry Council, a trade association representing the business of chemistry at the global, national and state levels. During his tenure as Cabot’s President and Chief Executive Officer, Mr. Prevost developed a strong understanding of Cabot’s business. His substantial experience in the chemicals industry has provided him with a deep knowledge of technology, international business, strategic planning and manufacturing.

Sue Rataj

Ms. Sue H. Rataj is an Independent Director of the Company. Ms. Rataj was Chief Executive, Petrochemicals for BP, a global energy company, from April 2008 until her retirement in April 2011, with global responsibility for BP’s petrochemicals operations. Prior to that, Ms. Rataj held a variety of senior management positions with BP, most recently serving as Group Vice President, Refining and Marketing from July 2007 until April 2008. Ms. Rataj is also a member of the Supervisory Board of Bayer AG, a life science enterprise developing and manufacturing products in the pharmaceuticals, consumer health, animal health and crop science segments; and a member of the Board of Directors of Agilent Technologies, Inc., a global leader providing instruments, software and consumables to laboratories in the life sciences, diagnostics and applied chemical markets. During her tenure with BP, Ms. Rataj gained significant expertise in SH&E and risk management and accounting and finance matters, particularly in the context of a chemicals company.

Matthias Wolfgruber

Dr. Matthias L. Wolfgruber is an Independent Director of the Company. Dr. Wolfgruber was Chief Executive Officer of Altana AG, a global specialty chemicals company, from 2007 until his retirement on January 1, 2016. He joined Altana in 2002, as President and CEO of Altana Chemie AG and a member of the management board of Altana AG. Prior to joining Altana, he held a number of management positions at Wacker-Chemie in the U.S. and Europe from 1985 through 2002. Dr. Wolfgruber is a member of the Supervisory Board of Altana AG, a member of the Supervisory Board of Grillo-Werke AG, a manufacturer and supplier of zinc alloy products and chemicals, and a member of the Supervisory Board of Lanxess AG, a leading global manufacturer of synthetic rubber and chemical intermediates. During his tenure at Altana, Dr. Wolfgruber led the company through strategic investments and acquisitions.

Mark Wrighton

Dr. Mark Stephen Wrighton is an Independent Director of the Company. Dr. Wrighton has served as Chancellor of Washington University in St. Louis since 1995. Prior to 1995, Dr. Wrighton was a faculty member at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology for 23 years where he served as head of the chemistry department from 1987 to 1990, and as Provost from 1990 to 1995. Dr. Wrighton is a member of the Board of Directors of Brooks Automation, Inc., a worldwide provider of automation, vacuum and instrumentation solutions to the global semiconductor and related industries, and Corning, Inc., a specialty glass and ceramics company. Dr. Wrighton brings to the Board his extensive scientific knowledge and understanding of complex technology gained during his more than thirty years of experience as a professor, chemist and research scientist. As the chancellor of a major research university, Dr. Wrighton has developed significant management and leadership experience. In addition, Dr. Wrighton’s service on several public company boards provides him with a deep understanding of matters relating to public company management and oversight.

Steve Delahunt

Mr. Steve Delahunt is Vice President, Treasury and Investor Relations of the Company. Delahunt joined Cabot in 2010 as Vice President and Corporate Treasurer. Mr. Delahunt will continue as Corporate Treasurer in addition to his new responsibilities for Investor Relations. Prior to joining Cabot, Mr. Delahunt held several senior financial positions including Vice President and Treasurer for Sepracor Inc. and Vice President and Treasurer for PerkinElmer, Inc. Delahunt earned his MBA and BS in Business Administration from Boston University.

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