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Distell Group Ltd (DSTJ.J)

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Jannie Durand

50 2016 Non-Executive Chairman of the Board

Lucas Verwey

43 2016 Group Finance Director, Executive Director

Richard Rushton

54 2013 Group Managing Director, Executive Director

Wim Buhrmann

51 2010 Managing director - Southern Africa

Donovan Hegland

42 2015 Managing Director - Africa

Steven Nathan

55 2015 Managing Director - International

Dave Carruthers

61 2014 Director - Global Marketing

J.P. Van der Walt

54 2014 Director - Human Resources

Bridgitte Backman

54 2016 Director - Corporate and Regulatory Affairs

Schalk Klopper

55 2014 Director - Supply Chain

Marius Lambrechts

51 2014 Director - Innovations

Kate Rycroft

44 2014 Director - Corporate Development

Lizelle Malan

37 2014 Group Company Secretary

Mark Bowman

51 2017 Non-Executive Director

Ethel Matenge-Sebesho

62 2015 Non-Executive Director

Chris Otto

67 2016 Non-Executive Director

Piet Beyers

67 2000 Non-Executive Independent Director

Gugu Dingaan

41 2005 Non-Executive Independent Director

Prieur Du Plessis

62 2015 Non-Executive Independent Director

M. Madungandaba

59 2000 Non-Executive Independent Director

Andre Parker

66 2016 Lead Independent Non-Executive Director

Catharina Sevillano-Barredo

54 2008 Non-Executive Independent Director

Biographies

Name Description

Jannie Durand

Mr. Jannie Jonathan Durand is Non-Executive Chairman of the Board of Distell Group Ltd. He has Expertise in Financial markets and investments, international business, general business, mergers and acquisitions, marketing, fast-moving consumer goods, manufacturing, legal and governance. He is Chief executive officer of Remgro and a director of, inter alia, RCL Foods, RMI Holdings Limited, Capevin Holdings Limited and Mediclinic International PLC

Lucas Verwey

Mr. Lucas C. Verwey is Group Finance Director, Executive Director of the Company. Lucas joined Distell in 2014. He was appointed to his current position in September 2015. He is responsible for financial planning and control, information technology and statutory reporting. He has expertise in Financial markets and investments, general business, mergers and acquisitions, risk management and governance.

Richard Rushton

Mr. Richard M. Rushton is Group Managing Director, Executive Director of the Company. He is expertise in International business, mergers and acquisitions, marketing and fast-moving consumer goods.

Wim Buhrmann

Mr. Wim Buhrmann, BAcc Hons CA(SA), is Managing director - Southern Africa of Distell Group Ltd. He joined the Group in 1994, was appointed head of new business development in 2007 and took up his present position in July 2010. He is responsible for our business functions in South Africa and BNLS countries, including sales, distribution and marketing operations. He has expertise in General business, mergers and acquisitions, and manufacturing.

Donovan Hegland

Mr. Donovan Hegland, BCom (Hons), is Managing Director - Africa of Distell Group Ltd. He joined Distell as marketing director for southern Africa in 2010 before taking up his current role in April 2015. His role is to lead the acceleration of sustainable growth and profitability in Africa for Distell to become a leading alcoholic beverage player on the continent. His key focus is the establishment of strong route-to-market capability across the value chain and build supply, sales, marketing and distribution in our identified geographies. He has expertise in Financial markets and investments, international and general business, mergers and acquisitions, retail operations, marketing, fast-moving consumer goods, transformation, risk management, human resources and sustainability.

Steven Nathan

Mr. Steven Nathan is Managing Director - International of the Company. He joined Distell in September 2014 and was appointed managing director: international in July 2015. He is responsible for running the Distell international operations in Taiwan, Singapore, Travel Retail, Latin America and the UK and US, and including our Scottish distilleries and Bisquit. He has expertise in Financial markets and investments.

Dave Carruthers

Mr. Dave Carruthers is Director - Global Marketing of the Company. Dave joined Distell as global marketing director in October 2014 and is responsible for establishing and implementing the global marketing and portfolio strategies. He has previously worked in international marketing roles in South Africa, Asia and the UK. He has expertise in International and general business, mergers and acquisitions, retail operations, marketing and fast-moving consumer goods.

J.P. Van der Walt

Mr. J.P. Van der Walt is Director - Human Resources of the Company. JP joined Distell in 2014 after a long career at British American Tobacco. He is responsible for the full spectrum of human resources activities across Distell Group.

Bridgitte Backman

Ms. Bridgitte Backman is Director - Corporate and Regulatory Affairs of the Company. Bridgitte joined Distell in 2016 and is responsible for the overall reputation management, stakeholder and corporate citizenship strategy of the company. She has multi-industry experience in different functional, business and executive roles. She has expertise in General business, fast-moving consumer goods, manufacturing, transformation, risk management and sustainability.

Schalk Klopper

Mr. Schalk W. Klopper, Hons BAcc, CA(SA), is Director - Supply Chain of Distell Group Ltd. Schalk joined the Group in 1993. He was appointed as director: operations in October 2009 and took up his current position in July 2014. He is responsible for the full product life cycle from sourcing, production and delivery to recycling or reuse of packaging. He has expertise in International and general business, fast-moving consumer goods, manufacturing, risk management and sustainability.

Marius Lambrechts

Dr. Marius Lambrechts, MSc Agric, Ph.D. Agric, is Director - Innovations of Distell Group Ltd. Marius joined Distell in 2001 as research manager and was appointed as quality management and research (QM&R) director in August 2009. In July 2014 he was appointed as director: innovations. He has expertise in Fast-moving consumer goods, manufacturing and sustainability.

Kate Rycroft

Ms. Kate Rycroft is Director - Corporate Development of the Company. She joined Distell in 2003 and took up her present position in August 2014. She is responsible for corporate strategy, mergers and acquisitions. Her role is to stepchange Distell’s growth through inorganic expansion and to deliver a clear and integrated corporate strategy. She has expertise in General business, mergers and acquisitions, and fast-moving consumer goods.

Lizelle Malan

Mrs. Lizelle Malan is Group Company Secretary of the Company. She joined Distell in 2012. She performs all statutory company secretarial functions and is also responsible for the company’s forensic compliance, risk management and legal divisions. She has expertise in Retail operations, fast-moving consumer goods, manufacturing, risk management, legal and governance.

Mark Bowman

Mr. Mark John Bowman is Non-Executive Director of the Company. Mr Bowman brings a wealth of experience to the group with expertise in marketing, international business, general business and fast- moving consumer goods. He is also a non-executive director of Tiger Brands, the Dischem Group and Mr Price Group. Former managing director of SABMiller Africa, with extensive experience in beverages and developing markets. SABMiller career that spanned operational roles in SA Beer, managing director of ABI (listed soft drinks division), chairman of Appletiser and managing director of Kompania Piwowarska (Poland).

Ethel Matenge-Sebesho

Ms. Ethel Matenge-Sebesho is Non-Executive Director of the Company. She has expertise in Financial markets and investments, international business, general business, marketing, risk management and governance. She is Director on the boards of FirstRand, Capevin Holdings and FinMark Trust.

Chris Otto

Mr. Chris Adrian Otto, BCom LLB, is Non-Executive Director of Distell Group Ltd. He has expertise in Financial markets and investments, international business, general business, mergers and acquisitions, retail operations, marketing, manufacturing, risk management, legal, human resources, sustainability and governance. He is Founder director of PSG Group, Capitec Bank Holdings and Zeder Investments. He is also non-executive director of Kaap Agri Investments and Capevin Holdings Limited and serves on selected audit and remuneration committees.

Piet Beyers

Mr. Piet E. Beyers, BCom LLB MBA, is Non-Executive Independent Director of Distell Group Ltd. He has expertise in International business, marketing and fast-moving consumer goods. He was formerly a director of, inter alia, Remgro, Richemont Société Anonyme and British American Tabacco.

Gugu Dingaan

Ms. Gugu Patricia Dingaan, BCom (Accounting), H Dip Acc, CA(SA), is Non-Executive Independent Director of Distell Group Ltd. She has Expertise in Financial markets and investments, general business, mergers and acquisitions, transformation, risk management and governance. She is Investment executive at WIPHOLD, and non-executive board member and audit committee member of Landis+Gyr, SA Corporate Real Estate Limited and Novus Holdings Limited. She is also a nonexecutive board member of Adcorp Holdings Limited.

Prieur Du Plessis

Dr. Prieur Du Plessis is Non-Executive Independent Director of the Company. He has expertise in Financial markets and investments, international business, general business, governance, mergers and acquisitions, and risk management. He is Chairperson of Plexus Holdings, an investment management business he founded in 1995. He also serves as chairperson of the Institute of Directors in Southern Africa and Bridge Fund Managers, and as director of PPS Insurance Company. He is a member of the advisory board of the University of Stellenbosch Business School (USB), chairperson of the audit and risk committee and a member of the investment committee of Stellenbosch University. Additionally, he is professor extraordinaire at the USB, Honorary Consul General of Slovenia for South Africa and Deputy Dean of the Consular Corps of Cape Town.

M. Madungandaba

Mr. M. J. Madungandaba, CPA.,CFA(SA), is Non-Executive Independent Director of Distell Group Ltd. He has expertise in Financial markets and investments, international and general business. He is Group chief executive officer of Community Investment Holdings Group, non-executive chairperson of Schneider Electric, non-executive deputy chairperson of Jasco Electronic Holdings and non-executive director of Air Liquide Healthcare and of Afrocentric Limited

Andre Parker

Mr. Andre C. Parker is Lead Independent Non-Executive Director of Distell Group Ltd. He has expertise in International business, general business, mergers and acquisitions, marketing and fast-moving consumer goods. He is Retired managing director of SABMiller Africa and Asia, where he served on several boards of SABMiller subsidiaries, and was also an executive committee member of SABMiller plc. He is also a director of Standard Bank

Catharina Sevillano-Barredo

Ms. Catharina E. Sevillano-Barredo, BCom Hons CA(SA), is Non-Executive Independent Director of Distell Group Ltd., since November 1, 2008. She has expertise in Financial markets and investments, international business, general business, mergers and acquisitions, transformation, risk management and governance. She is Founder, director and chief financial officer of the Universal Healthcare group of companies and formerly a director of WIPHOLD. She was also a member of WIPHOLD’s audit committee and chaired the Concor audit committee.