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National Beverage Corp (FIZZ.OQ)

FIZZ.OQ on NASDAQ Stock Exchange Global Select Market

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Nick Caporella

81 2002 Chairman of the Board, Chief Executive Officer

Joseph Caporella

57 2002 President, Director

George Bracken

72 2012 Executive Vice President - Finance

Gregory Cook

59 2014 Chief Accounting Officer, Vice President, Controller

Cecil Conlee

81 2009 Independent Director

Samuel Hathorn

74 1997 Independent Director

Stanley Sheridan

74 2009 Independent Director

Biographies

Name Description

Nick Caporella

Mr. Nick A. Caporella serves as Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer of the National Beverage Corp. He also served as President until September 2002. Since January 1992, Mr. Caporella’s services have been provided to the Company through a management company, Corporate Management Advisors, Inc. (“CMA”), an entity which he owns. (See “Management Services Agreement – Compensation” and “Certain Relationships and Related Party Transactions”.) Mr. Caporella previously served as President and Chief Executive Officer (since 1976) and Chairman of the Board (since 1979) of Burnup & Sims Inc. (a former affiliate of the Company) until March 1994. Throughout his more than 50-year business career, he has founded or managed as the Chief Executive Officer successful companies and has served as a public company Chairman, Chief Executive Officer or President since 1976. Mr. Caporella has achieved many awards as a businessman, including induction into the Institute of American Entrepreneurs and receipt of the Horatio Alger Award. He is involved in many research projects which endeavor to advance the cure of children’s cancer and currently serves on the Professional Advisory Board of St. Jude Children’s Hospital. The Company was founded as a result of Mr. Caporella’s vision and innovation and his extraordinary career, entrepreneurial spirit, business acumen and civic leadership qualify him to serve on the Board.

Joseph Caporella

Mr. Joseph G. Caporella serves as President, Director of the National Beverage Corp. Prior to that date, served as Executive Vice President since January 1991. He is the son of Mr. Nick A. Caporella. Since joining the Company in 1988, he has been involved in all aspects of the Company’s operations, including procurement, supply chain management, distribution and sales leadership. Mr. Caporella’s more than 25 years of experience in the beverage industry coupled with his extensive knowledge of the day-to-day business operations of the Company qualify him to serve on our Board.

George Bracken

Mr. George R. Bracken is an Executive Vice President - Finance of the National Beverage Corp., July 2012. Previously, he served as Senior Vice President – Finance from October 2000 to July 2012 and Vice President and Treasurer from October 1996 to October 2000. Since 1992, Mr. Bracken’s services have been provided to the Company by Corporate Management Advisors, Inc.

Gregory Cook

Mr. Gregory P. Cook is Chief Accounting Officer, Vice President, Controller of the National Beverage Corp. Mr. Gregory P. Cook has served as Vice President – Controller and Chief Accounting Officer since July 15, 2014. Previously, he served as Vice-President – Controller since September 2012 and, prior to that date, as Controller since August 2007.

Cecil Conlee

Mr. Cecil D. Conlee is Independent Director of the National Beverage Corp. He is a partner of CGR Advisors, an Atlanta, Georgia based real estate investment advisory firm that he founded in 1990. He served as a director of Oxford Industries, Inc., an international apparel design, sourcing and marketing company from 1985 until June 2011, and was a member of the Executive Committee and Chairman of the Audit Committee. He also served as a director of Central Parking Corp. from 1996 to 2006. Mr. Conlee has been a member of the Company’s Strategic Planning Committee since 1995 and was a lead director of Burnup & Sims Inc. for more than 20 years. As a result, he gained unique knowledge and experience during the formative years of the Company. In addition, Mr. Conlee holds an MBA from Harvard University and is a Trustee Emeritus of Vanderbilt University. Mr. Conlee’s education, business acumen, leadership skills, civic involvement and his knowledge and experience related to our Company qualify him to serve on our Board.

Samuel Hathorn

Mr. Samuel C. Hathorn, Jr., is an Independent Director of the National Beverage Corp., He was employed by Trendmaker Homes, Inc. from 1981 until his retirement in September 2007. He served as President since 1983 and was appointed Chief Executive Officer in January 2007. Trendmaker Homes, Inc. was a Houston, Texas-based homebuilding and land development subsidiary of Weyerhaeuser Company. Mr. Hathorn has also held senior executive and financial positions with several public corporations and served as a director of Burnup & Sims Inc. from 1981 until 1997 and of Hartman Commercial Properties REIT, a publicly-traded real estate investment trust, from 2000 to 2005. Mr. Hathorn first served on the Company’s Board of Directors from its inception in 1985 to September 1993 while also serving as a Burnup & Sims director and representative during the Company’s formative years. He returned to our Board in June 1997 and has served as a director since that time. Mr. Hathorn’s extensive expertise as a seasoned financial executive, his professional business acumen and his intimate knowledge of our business qualify him to serve on our Board.

Stanley Sheridan

Mr. Stanley M. Sheridan is an Independent Director of the National Beverage Corp. Mr. Sheridan was employed by Faygo Beverages, Inc., a wholly-owned subsidiary of National Beverage Corp., from 1974 until his retirement in 2004. He joined Faygo Beverages, Inc. as Chief Financial Officer in 1974 and was promoted to President in May 1987 when Faygo Beverages, Inc. was acquired by National Beverage Corp. He holds an MBA in Accounting and has served on the boards of various private companies and charitable organizations. Mr. Sheridan’s retirement in 2004 and his absence from Faygo Beverages, Inc. qualify him as an independent director for the Company. Mr. Sheridan’s 30 years of experience in the beverage industry and his professional management expertise as a chief executive in the soft drink industry make him extremely familiar with our business. These qualifications and his financial and accounting expertise qualify him to serve on our Board.

Basic Compensation

Name Fiscal Year Total

Nick Caporella

6,458,250

Joseph Caporella

1,208,130

George Bracken

514,145

Gregory Cook

226,737

Cecil Conlee

71,500

Samuel Hathorn

57,900

Stanley Sheridan

58,500
As Of  28 Apr 2017

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