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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

William Lauder

57 2009 Executive Chairman of the Board

Leonard Lauder

84 2009 Chairman Emeritus

Fabrizio Freda

60 2009 President, Chief Executive Officer, Director

Tracey Travis

55 2012 Chief Financial Officer, Executive Vice President

Ronald Lauder

73 2016 Chairman of Clinique Laboratories, LLC, Director

John Demsey

61 2016 Executive Group President

Cedric Prouve

57 2003 Group President - International

Sara Moss

70 2007 Executive Vice President, General Counsel

Michael O'Hare

50 2013 Executive Vice President - Global Human Resources

Carl Haney

54 2012 Executive Vice President - Global R&D, Corporate Product Innovation, Package Development

Gregory Polcer

62 2008 Executive Vice President - Global Supply Chain

Alexandra Trower

52 2008 Executive Vice President - Global Communications

Jane Lauder

44 2009 Director

Charlene Barshefsky

67 2001 Independent Director

Rose Bravo

66 2003 Independent Director

Wei Sun Christianson

61 2011 Independent Director

Lynn De Rothschild

63 2000 Independent Director

Paul Fribourg

63 2006 Independent Director

Mellody Hobson

48 2005 Independent Director

Irvine Hockaday

81 2001 Presiding Independent Director

Richard Parsons

69 1999 Independent Director

Barry Sternlicht

56 2004 Independent Director

Richard Zannino

58 2010 Independent Director

Dennis D'Andrea

Vice President, Investor Relations

Biographies

Name Description

William Lauder

Mr. William P. Lauder serves as Executive Chairman of the Board and Director of Estee Lauder Companies Inc. He was Chief Executive Officer of the Company from March 2008 through June 2009 and President and Chief Executive Officer from July 2004 through February 2008. From January 2003 through June 2004, he was Chief Operating Officer. From July 2001 through 2002, he was Group President responsible for the worldwide business of the Clinique and Origins brands and the Company’s retail store and online operations. From 1998 to 2001, he was President of Clinique Laboratories, LLC. Prior to 1998, he was President of Origins Natural Resources Inc., and he had been the senior officer of that division since its inception in 1990. Prior thereto, he served in various positions since joining the Company in 1986. He is a member of the Board of Directors of Jarden Corporation. Additionally, within the past five years, Mr. Lauder served as a director of GLG Partners, Inc. He also currently serves as Chairman of the Board of the Fresh Air Fund, a member of the Boards of Trustees of The University of Pennsylvania and The Trinity School in New York City, the Boards of Directors of the 92nd Street Y and the Partnership for New York City, and the Advisory Board of Zelnick Media.

Leonard Lauder

Mr. Leonard A. Lauder serves as Chairman Emeritus of Estee Lauder Companies Inc. He was Chairman of the Board of Directors from 1995 through June 2009 and served as company Chief Executive Officer from 1982 through 1999 and President from 1972 until 1995. Mr. Lauder formally joined the company in 1958 after serving as an officer in the United States Navy. Since joining, he has held various positions, including executive officer positions other than those described above. He is Chairman Emeritus of the Board of Trustees of the Whitney Museum of American Art, a Charter Trustee of The University of Pennsylvania, a Trustee of The Aspen Institute and the co-founder and Co-Chairman of the Alzheimer’s Drug Discovery Foundation. He also served as a member of the White House Advisory Committee on Trade Policy and Negotiations under President Reagan.

Fabrizio Freda

Mr. Fabrizio Freda serves as President, Chief Executive Officer and Director of The Estee Lauder Companies Inc. From March 2008 through June 2009, he was President and Chief Operating Officer where he oversaw the Clinique, Bobbi Brown, La Mer, Jo Malone London, Aveda, and Bumble and bumble brands, and the Aramis and Designer Fragrances division. He also was responsible for the Company's International Division, as well as Global Operations, Research and Development, Packaging, Quality Assurance, Merchandise Design, Corporate Store Design, and Retail Store Operations. Prior to joining the Company, Mr. Freda served in a number of positions of increasing responsibility at The Procter & Gamble Company ("P&G"), where he was responsible for various operating, marketing, and key strategic efforts for over 20 years. From 2001 through 2007, Mr. Freda was President, Global Snacks, at P&G. Mr. Freda also spent more than a decade in the Health and Beauty Care division at P&G. From 1986 to 1988, he directed marketing and strategic planning for Gucci SpA. Mr. Freda is currently a member of the Board of Directors of BlackRock, Inc., a global asset management company..

Tracey Travis

Ms. Tracey Thomas Travis serves as Chief Financial Officer, Executive Vice President of Estee Lauder Companies Inc., since August 20, 2012. Prior to joining the Company in 2012, she was Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Ralph Lauren Corporation since 2005, responsible for Global Finance, Internal Audit, Treasury, Tax, Business Development, Investor Relations and Global Information Technology. Previously, Ms. Travis was Senior Vice President, Finance of Intimate Brands for Limited Brands, Inc. from 2002 to 2004. She also spent a decade at PepsiCo Inc. and the Pepsi Bottling Group, where she held operations management and finance roles. She began her career as an engineer and financial analyst at General Motors Company. Ms. Travis is a member of the Board of Directors of Campbell Soup Company. She is also a member of the Board of Overseers at Columbia Business School.

Ronald Lauder

Mr. Ronald S. Lauder is Chairman of Clinique Laboratories, LLC, and Director of Estee Lauder Companies Inc. He as served as Chairman of Clinique Laboratories, LLC since returning from government service in 1987 and was Chairman of Estee Lauder International, Inc. from 1987 through 2002. He was a member of the Board of Directors of the Company from 1968 to 1986 and again from 1988 to July 2009. Mr. Lauder joined the Company in 1964 and has served in various capacities. From 1983 to 1986, Mr. Lauder served as Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for European and NATO Affairs. From 1986 to 1987, he was U.S. Ambassador to Austria. He is also an Honorary Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Museum of Modern Art and President of the Neue Galerie.

John Demsey

Mr. John D. Demsey serves as Executive Group President of the Company. In this role, he is responsible for numerous brands, including Clinique, Aramis, Prescriptives, M·A·C, Bobbi Brown, Jo Malone London, Bumble and bumble, Smashbox, Tom Ford, RODIN olio lusso, Le Labo, Editions de Parfums Frédéric Malle, GLAMGLOW and By Kilian. Mr. Demsey served as Group President from July 2006 to January 2016. He became Global Brand President of Estée Lauder after serving as President and Managing Director of M·A·C since 1998. From 1991 to 1998, Mr. Demsey held several positions with Estée Lauder, including Senior Vice President of Sales and Education for Estée Lauder USA and Canada. Before joining the company, he worked in sales and marketing for Revlon, Borghese, Alexandra de Markoff Cosmetics, and Lancaster Cosmetics. Mr. Demsey also held various executive retail positions at Bloomingdale’s, Macy’s, Benetton and Saks Fifth Avenue. He serves as Chairman of the M·A·C AIDS Fund and is on the Board of Directors of Baccarat S.A.

Cedric Prouve

Mr. Cedric Marc Prouve serves as Group President - International of Estee Lauder Companies Inc., since January 2003. He is responsible for company International Division, which includes all markets outside of North America, company Travel Retail business worldwide and all of the activities of company sales affiliates and distributor relationships. From August 2000 through December 2002, he was the General Manager of company Japanese sales affiliate. From January 1997 to August 2000, he was Vice President, General Manager, Travel Retail. Mr. Prouvé started with company in 1994 as General Manager, Travel Retailing - Asia Pacific Region and was given the added responsibility of General Manager of company Singapore affiliate in 1995. Prior to joining company he worked at L’Oreal in sales and management positions in the Americas and Asia/Pacific.

Sara Moss

Ms. Sara E. Moss serves as Executive Vice President, General Counsel of Estee Lauder Companies Inc. She joined the company as Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary in September 2003 and became Executive Vice President in November 2004. She was Senior Vice President and General Counsel of Pitney Bowes Inc. from 1996 to February 2003, and Senior Litigation Partner for Howard, Smith & Levin (now Covington & Burling) in New York from 1984 to 1996. Prior to 1984, Ms. Moss served as an Assistant United States Attorney in the Criminal Division in the Southern District of New York, was an associate at the law firm of Davis, Polk & Wardwell and was Law Clerk to the Honorable Constance Baker Motley, U.S. District Judge in the Southern District of New York.

Michael O'Hare

Mr. Michael O'Hare serves as Executive Vice President - Global Human Resources of The Estee Lauder Companies Inc., since September 30, 2013. Prior to joining the Company in 2013, he was with Heineken N.V., a global brewer based in the Netherlands, where he served since 2009 as Global Chief Human Resources Officer. Prior to that, he spent 13 years at PepsiCo, a global food and beverage company, where he held a variety of senior roles in Human Resources, including Chief Personnel Officer/Vice President for Asia Pacific.

Carl Haney

Mr. Carl Haney serves as Executive Vice President - Global R&D, Corporate Product Innovation, Package Development in January 2012. Prior to joining the Company, Mr. Haney was Vice President, R&D Global, Male Grooming, Gillette, Braun and Devices, leading teams in all aspects of innovation, including product, packaging, process development and engineering at The Procter & Gamble Company (“P&G”) from 2007 through May 2012. Mr. Haney started his career at P&G in 1984, and over the years held numerous leadership positions in locations around the world. In 1997, he was promoted to Director, Latin America Beauty Care R&D. Mr. Haney also held R&D leadership roles for P&G Global Cosmetics and Oral Care and led P&G innovation teams in Latin America, Europe and Asia.

Gregory Polcer

Mr. Gregory F. Polcer serves as Executive Vice President - Global Supply Chain of Estee Lauder Companies Inc., since July 2008. He is responsible for Global Direct and Indirect Procurement, Manufacturing, Logistics, Quality Assurance and Environmental Affairs and Safety. From 1988 to 2008, Mr. Polcer worked for Unilever where he designed and implemented global, regional and local initiatives. From 2006 to 2008, he served as the Senior Vice President, Supply Chain for Unilever where he integrated the North and Latin American Supply Chains, provided senior leadership for all global supply management and established a global outsourcing plan. Mr. Polcer served as Senior Vice President, Supply Chain - North America from 2005 to 2006 and Senior Vice President, Supply Chain, Home and Personal Care – North America from 2002 to 2004.

Alexandra Trower

Ms. Alexandra C. Trower serves as Executive Vice President - Global Communications of Estee Lauder Companies Inc., since April 2008. She directs the Company’s overall communications strategy, overseeing brand communications, corporate communications, internal communications and philanthropic communications. Prior to joining the Company in 2008, Ms. Trower was Senior Vice President, Media Relations for Bank of America from July 2003 to March 2008. From 1997 to 2003, she worked at JPMorgan Chase, where she was responsible for corporate communications at JPMorgan Fleming Asset Management. From 1987 to 1997, Ms. Trower worked at a former division of Citibank, Chancellor Capital Management (now part of Invesco), where she held a variety of communications roles. Ms. Trower serves on the Board of Directors of Hollins University, and she is co-chair of The International Women’s Media Foundation.

Jane Lauder

Ms. Jane A. Lauder serves as Director of Estee Lauder Companies Inc., since 2009. Ms. Lauder has served as Global Brand President, Clinique, since April 2014. Immediately prior to that, she was Global President, General Manager of the Origins, Ojon, and Darphin brands. From July 2008 until July 2010, she was Senior Vice President/General Manager of the Origins brand. Ms. Lauder began her career with the Company in 1996 at Clinique and served in various positions throughout the Company until July 2006, when she became Senior Vice President, Global Marketing for Clinique.

Charlene Barshefsky

Ambassador Charlene Barshefsky serves as Independent Director of Estee Lauder Companies Inc., since 2001. Ambassador Barshefsky is Senior International Partner at the law firm of WilmerHale in Washington, D.C. Prior to joining the law firm, she was the United States Trade Representative from 1997 to 2001, and Deputy United States Trade Representative and Acting United States Trade Representative from 1993 to 1996. Ambassador Barshefsky is a member of the boards of directors of American Express Company, Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc., and Intel Corporation. Ambassador Barshefsky is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations and a trustee of the Howard Hughes Medical Institute.

Rose Bravo

Ms. Rose Marie Bravo, CBE, serves as Independent Director of The Estee Lauder Companies Inc., since 2003. Ms. Bravo is a retail and marketing consultant. She was Vice Chairman of Burberry Group Plc from July 2006 to July 2007. Prior to that, she was Burberry's Chief Executive from 1997 to July 2006. Prior to her appointment at Burberry, Ms. Bravo was President of Saks Fifth Avenue from 1992, with responsibility for merchandising, marketing, and product development. From 1974 to 1992, Ms. Bravo held a number of positions at R.H. Macy & Co., culminating as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of the U.S. retailer I. Magnin from 1987 to 1992. Ms. Bravo is a member of the boards of directors of Tiffany & Co. and Williams-Sonoma, Inc.

Wei Sun Christianson

Ms. Wei Sun Christianson is an Independent Director of The Estee Lauder Companies Inc., since March 1, 2011. Ms. Christianson is a Managing Director and Co-Chief Executive Officer of Asia Pacific and Chief Executive Officer of China at Morgan Stanley based in Beijing. In addition to her regional role, Ms. Christianson is responsible for all aspects of Morgan Stanley's operations in China and is a member of Morgan Stanley's Management Committee. Prior to rejoining Morgan Stanley in 2006, she was the Chairman of China for Citigroup Global Markets (Asia Ltd.) and previously served as Chairman of China and Country Manager for Credit Suisse First Boston. Ms. Christianson held an earlier position at Morgan Stanley beginning in 1998 as Executive Director and Beijing Representative. She is a member of the Advisory Committee of the Securities and Futures Commission of Hong Kong, the Financial Services Development Council of Hong Kong, and the Strategic Planning Committee of the Shenzhen Stock Exchange.

Lynn De Rothschild

Lady Lynn Forester De Rothschild serves as Independent Director of Estee Lauder Companies Inc., since 2000. Lady de Rothschild is the Chair of E.L. Rothschild LLC, a private investment company with investments in media, information technology, agriculture, financial services, and real estate worldwide, and she was the Chief Executive from 2002 to 2016. Holdings of E.L. Rothschild LLC include The Economist Group (UK). Lady de Rothschild has been a director of The Economist Newspaper Limited since October 2002. From 2004 to 2007, she was also Co-Chair of FieldFresh Pvt. Ltd., a 50-50 joint venture with Bharti Enterprises, established to develop the agricultural sector in India. From 1989 to 2002, she was President and Chief Executive Officer of FirstMark Holdings, Inc., which owned various telecommunications companies worldwide. She serves on the Board and Executive Committee of The Peterson Institute for International Economics. Lady de Rothschild is a trustee of the Eranda Foundation, a board member of the International Advisory Board of Columbia University School of Law and the Alzheimer Drug Discovery Foundation. She is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations (USA), Chatham House (UK), the International Advisory Council of Asia House (UK), the International Institute of Strategic Studies (UK), and the Foreign Policy Association (USA).

Paul Fribourg

Mr. Paul J. Fribourg serves as Independent Director of The Estee Lauder Companies Inc., since 2006. Mr. Fribourg has been the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Continental Grain Company, an international agribusiness and investment company, since July 1997. He joined Continental Grain Company in 1976 and worked in various positions there with increasing responsibility in both the United States and Europe. Mr. Fribourg is on the boards of directors of Loews Corporation, Restaurant Brands International Inc., and Apollo Global Management, LLC. He also serves as a member of Rabobank's International North American Agribusiness Advisory Board, and as a board member and Executive Committee member of Castleton Commodities International LLC. He has been a member of the Council on Foreign Relations since 1985.

Mellody Hobson

Ms. Mellody L. Hobson serves as Independent Director of The Estee Lauder Companies Inc., since 2005. Ms. Hobson has been the President of Ariel Investments, LLC, a Chicago-based investment management firm and adviser to the mutual funds offered by the Ariel Investment Trust, since 2000, and she is also President and Director of its governing member, Ariel Capital Management Holdings, Inc. In addition, she serves as President and Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Ariel Investment Trust, a registered investment company. Ms. Hobson is Chairman of the Board of DreamWorks Animation SKG, Inc. and a member of the Board of Directors of Starbucks Corporation. Additionally, within the past five years, she served as a director of Groupon, Inc. Ms. Hobson works with a variety of civic and professional institutions, including serving as Chairman of After School Matters, as a board member of the Chicago Public Education Fund, and as Emeritus Trustee of the Sundance Institute.

Irvine Hockaday

Mr. Irvine O. Hockaday, Jr., Esq, is a Presiding Independent Director of Estee Lauder Companies Inc. Mr. Hockaday is the former President and Chief Executive Officer of Hallmark Cards, Inc. He retired in December 2001. Prior to joining Hallmark in 1983, he was President and Chief Executive Officer of Kansas City Southern Industries, Inc. Mr. Hockaday was a member of the Hallmark Board of Directors from 1978 until January 2002. He is currently a member of the Board of Directors of Aratana Therapeutics, Inc. Additionally, within the past five years, Mr. Hockaday served as a director of Crown Media Holdings, Inc. and Ford Motor Company.

Richard Parsons

Mr. Richard D. Parsons serves as Independent Director of Estee Lauder Companies Inc., since 1999. Mr. Parsons has been a senior advisor to Providence Equity Partners LLC, a global private equity and investment firm, since 2009. From 1996 until 2012, he was a director of Citigroup Inc. and served as its Chairman from February 2009 to April 2012. From May 2003 until his retirement in December 2008, Mr. Parsons served as Chairman of the Board of Time Warner Inc. From May 2002 until December 2007, he served as Chief Executive Officer of Time Warner Inc. From January 2001 until May 2002, Mr. Parsons was Co-Chief Operating Officer of AOL Time Warner. From 1995 until the merger with America On-Line Inc., he was President of Time Warner Inc. From 1990 through 1994, he was Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Dime Bancorp, Inc. Mr. Parsons is currently a member of the boards of directors of Lazard Ltd. and The Madison Square Garden Company. Among his numerous community activities, he is Chairman of the Apollo Theatre Foundation and the Jazz Foundation of America.

Barry Sternlicht

Mr. Barry S. Sternlicht serves as Independent Director of The Estee Lauder Companies Inc., since 2004. Mr. Sternlicht is Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Starwood Capital Group, the private investment firm he formed in 1991 that is focused on global real estate, hotel management, oil and gas, energy infrastructure, and securities trading. He also serves as Chairman of Starwood Property Trust, Inc., a commercial mortgage REIT, and TRI Pointe Homes. Mr. Sternlicht is a member of the Board of Directors of A.S. Roma. He is Chairman of the Board of Baccarat S.A. and Co-Chairman of the Board of Colony Starwood Homes (formerly known as Starwood Waypoint Residential Trust). Additionally, within the past five years, Mr. Sternlicht served as a director of Restoration Hardware Holdings, Inc. and Riviera Holdings Corporation. He currently serves as a member of the board of The Robin Hood Foundation, and he is on the board of the Dreamland Film & Performing Arts Center and the Executive Advisory Board of Americans for the Arts. Mr. Sternlicht is a trustee of Brown University and serves on the boards of numerous other civic organizations and charities. From 1995 through early 2005, Mr. Sternlicht was Chairman and CEO of Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc., a company he founded in 1995.

Richard Zannino

Mr. Richard F. Zannino serves as Independent Director of The Estee Lauder Companies Inc. Mr. Zannino is a Managing Director at the private equity firm CCMP Capital Advisors, LLC, a position he has held since July 2009. He is a partner on the firm's Investment Committee and co-heads the consumer retail practice. Prior to joining CCMP Capital, Mr. Zannino was an independent retail and media advisor from February 2008 to June 2009. He was Chief Executive Officer and a member of the Board of Directors of Dow Jones & Company, Inc. from February 2006 until his resignation in January 2008, shortly after its acquisition by News Corp. Mr. Zannino joined Dow Jones as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer in February 2001 and was promoted to Chief Operating Officer in July 2002. From 1998 to 2001, he was Executive Vice President of Liz Claiborne, Inc., where he oversaw the finance, administration, retail, fragrance, and licensing divisions. From 1993 to 1998, Mr. Zannino was with Saks Fifth Avenue, serving as Vice President and Treasurer, Senior Vice President, Finance and Merchandise Planning, and then Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer. He is a director of IAC/InterActiveCorp and Ollie's Bargain Outlet Holdings, Inc. Additionally, within the past five years, Mr. Zannino served as a director of Francesca's Holdings Corporation. He currently serves as Vice Chairman of the Board of Trustees of Pace University.

Dennis D'Andrea