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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

George Deese

72 2014 Non-Executive Chairman of the Board

Allen Shiver

62 2013 President, Chief Executive Officer, Director

Amos McMullian

80 2006 Independent Chairman Emertius

R. Steve Kinsey

57 2017 Chief Financial Officer, Chief Administrative Officer

Bradley Alexander

59 2017 president of the Fresh Packaged Bread Business Unit

David Roach

48 2017 President, Snacking/Specialty Business Unit

A.Ryals McMullian

48 2018 Chief Operating Officer

Tonja Taylor

58 2017 Chief Human Resource Officer

Karyl Lauder

61 2008 Senior Vice President, Chief Accounting Officer

Debo Mukherjee

50 2017 Chief Marketing Officer

J. Rieck

2017 Vice President - Investor Relations and Financial Analysis, Treasurer

Stephen Avera

61 2017 Chief Legal Counsel

Robert Benton

60 2017 Chief Supply Chain Officer

D. Keith Wheeler

54 2017 Chief Sales Officer

Benjamin Griswold

77 2011 Presiding Independent Director

Richard Lan

63 2016 Independent Director

Margaret Lewis

63 2014 Independent Director

Joseph Shields

80 2001 Independent Director

David Singer

62 2010 Independent Director

James Spear

63 2015 Independent Director

Melvin Stith

71 2004 Independent Director

C. Martin Wood

74 2001 Independent Director

Biographies

Name Description

George Deese

Mr. George E. Deese is Non-Executive Chairman of the Board of the Company. Mr. Deese was chief executive officer of Flowers Foods from January 2004 until May 2013. Mr. Deese has served as a director of Flowers Foods since June 2004 and chairman of the board of directors since January 1, 2006. Previously, he served as president and chief operating officer of Flowers Foods from May 2002 to January 2004 and as president and chief operating officer of Flowers Bakeries, the company’s core business division, from 1983 to May 2002. Mr. Deese joined the company in 1964. He previously served as a board member of the Grocery Manufacturers of America (GMA), and previously served as a trustee of the Georgia Research Alliance. Mr. Deese previously served as chairman of the American Bakers Association (ABA) and on the ABA board and executive committee. He previously served as vice chairman of the board for Quality Bakers of America (QBA) and as a member of the QBA board for 15 years. Mr. Deese has gained extensive operational and financial experience as an executive in various capacities during his 50-year career with the company.

Allen Shiver

Mr. Allen L. Shiver is President and Chief Executive Officer, Director of the Company. Mr. Shiver was president of Flowers Foods from January 2010 to May 22, 2013, and previously served as executive vice president and chief marketing officer of Flowers Foods from May 2008 to 2009. Mr. Shiver served as president and chief operating officer of Flowers Foods Specialty Food Group from 2003 until 2008 and as president and chief operating officer of Flowers Snack from 2002 to 2003. Prior to these positions, Mr. Shiver served as bakery president, regional vice president, and executive vice president of operations. He joined the company in 1978. Mr. Shiver is an American Bakers Association (ABA) board member and has served as ABA’s chairman of the board. He currently serves as co-chair of the Grain Foods Foundation Board of Trustees and on the Grocery Manufacturers Association’s President’s Advisory Council and Industry Affairs Council.

Amos McMullian

Mr. Amos Ryals McMullian is no longer Independent Chairman Emertius of Flowers Foods, Inc., effective May 24, 2019. He retired as chairman of the board of directors of Flowers Foods effective January 1, 2006, a position he had held since November 2000. He previously served as chief executive officer of Flowers Foods from November 2000 to January 2004. Mr. McMullian previously served as chairman of the board of directors of Flowers Industries, Inc. from 1985 until March 2001 and as its chief executive officer from 1981 until March 2001. Mr. McMullian previously served on the board of directors of Hughes Supply (2001-2006). Mr. McMullian has extensive operational and financial experience as an executive in various capacities during his 50-year career with the company, 24 years of which he served as the chief executive officer. Mr. McMullian joined the company in 1963.

R. Steve Kinsey

Mr. R. Steve Kinsey is Chief Financial Officer, Chief Administrative Officer of the company. Previously, Mr. Kinsey served as executive vice president and chief financial officer from 2008 until 2017, and as senior vice president and chief financial officer from 2007 to 2008. Prior to those appointments, Mr. Kinsey served as vice president and corporate controller from 2003 until 2007, and as controller from 2002 until 2003. He served as director of tax from 1998 until 2002 at Flowers Foods and Flowers Industries. At Flowers Industries, Mr. Kinsey also served as tax manager from 1994 until 1998, and as tax associate from 1989 until 1994. He joined the company in 1989.

Bradley Alexander

Mr. Bradley K. Alexander is president of the Fresh Packaged Bread Business Unit of the company. Mr. Alexander served previously as executive vice president and chief operating officer of Flowers Foods beginning in 2014 and as president of Flowers Bakeries from 2008 to 2014. He also served as a regional vice president of Flowers Bakeries, and in various sales, marketing and operational positions, including bakery president and senior vice president of sales and marketing, since joining the company in 1981.

David Roach

Mr. David M. Roach is President, Snacking/Specialty Business Unit of the company. Prior to this appointment, Mr. Roach served as senior vice president of organics from 2015 until 2017, and as senior vice president of the Central Region from 2010 until 2015. Mr. Roach was president of Flowers Baking Co. of Villa Rica from 2007 to 2010 and served in various sales and supervisory positions since joining the company in 1992.

A.Ryals McMullian

Mr. A.Ryals McMullian is Chief Operating Officer of the company. He began his career with the Company in 2003. He has held various positions with the Company, including associate general counsel, from 2003 to 2011, vice president and associate general counsel, from 2011 to 2015, vice president of mergers and acquisitions and deputy general counsel, from 2015 to 2017, and chief strategy officer, since May 2017. Prior to joining the Company, Mr. McMullian was a corporate associate in the Business Practice Group at Jones Day. Mr. McMullian holds a master’s degree in business administration, a juris doctor, and a bachelor’s degree in finance and real estate from Florida State University. With the new appointment, Mr. McMullian is responsible for executing the Company’s strategies to drive growth and expand margins through cost savings and operating efficiencies under Project Centennial, as well as overseeing the Company’s two business units (Fresh Packaged Bread and Snacking/Specialty), Supply Chain, Sales, Corporate Strategy and Ventures, and Communications.

Tonja Taylor

Ms. Tonja Taylor is Chief Human Resource Officer of the company. Ms. Taylor served as senior vice president of human resources from 2013 until 2017 and as vice president of human resources from 2008 until 2013. Ms. Taylor joined the company in 1999 as change management coordinator for a key information technology initiative. Beginning in 2000, she served in a variety of human resources positions, including manager of organizational development, director of organizational development, and managing director of Human Resources.

Karyl Lauder

Ms. Karyl H. Lauder is Senior Vice President and Chief Accounting Officer of the Company. Ms. Lauder served as vice president and chief accounting officer from 2007 until 2008 and as vice president and operations controller from 2003 to 2007. Prior to those appointments, Ms. Lauder served as a division controller for Flowers Bakeries Group from 1997 to 2003, as a regional controller for Flowers Bakeries, and in several other accounting and supervisory positions since 1978, when she joined the company.

Debo Mukherjee

Mr. Debo Mukherjee has been appointed as Chief Marketing Officer of the Company, Mr. Mukherjee has 25 years of experience in confection, food, health, and nutrition consumer businesses, most recently as founder and owner of Intacta Consulting Group, LLC. Prior to launching Intacta, Mr. Mukherjee served as CEO of Redco Foods, Inc., a subsidiary of Teekanne GmbH, the largest herbal and flavored tea company in Europe, from 2011 to 2015. He also held marketing roles at Mars Inc., Unilever, H.J. Heinz Co. and The Hershey Company.

J. Rieck

Stephen Avera

Mr. Stephen R. Avera is Chief Legal Counsel of the company. He previously served as executive vice president, secretary and general counsel from 2008 until 2017. From 2004 to 2008, Mr. Avera served as senior vice president, secretary and general counsel, and from 2002 until 2004, he served as secretary and general counsel. Mr. Avera also served as vice president and general counsel of Flowers Bakeries from 1998 to 2002, and as associate general counsel and assistant general counsel of Flowers Industries from 1986, when he joined the company, to 1998.

Robert Benton

Mr. Robert L. Benton, Jr. is Chief Supply Chain Officer of the company. He had been senior vice president and chief manufacturing officer since 2015. Mr. Benton served as senior vice president of manufacturing and operations support from 2011 until 2015, as vice president of manufacturing from 2001 until 2011, and as director of manufacturing at Flowers Foods and Flowers Industries from 1993 until 2001. At Flowers Industries, Mr. Benton held various manufacturing, engineering and operational management positions, from when he joined the company in 1980 through 1993.

D. Keith Wheeler

Mr. D. Keith Wheeler is President - Flowers Bakeries subsidary of the Company. Prior to this appointment, Mr. Wheeler served as president of Flowers Bakeries from 2014 until 2017. Mr. Wheeler was senior vice president of Flowers Foods’ West Coast Region from 2012 until 2014, and before that, he served in various leadership and operational positions, including bakery president and region controller. He joined the company in 1988.

Benjamin Griswold

Mr. Benjamin H. Griswold, IV is Presiding Independent Director of Flowers Foods, Inc. Mr. Griswold is partner and chairman of Brown Advisory. Mr. Griswold retired in February 2005 as senior chairman of Deutsche Bank Securities, a position he had held since 1999. Prior to that time, Mr. Griswold held several positions with Alex. Brown & Sons, ultimately being elected the firm’s chairman of the board. Following the merger of Alex. Brown and Bankers Trust New York, he became senior chairman of BT Alex. Brown, which was acquired by Deutsche Bank in 1999. Mr. Griswold also served on the board of the New York Stock Exchange, completing his term in 1999. He has been non-executive chairman of W.P. Carey Inc. (NYSE) since 2012 and a director since 2006. Previously he served as a director of Stanley Black & Decker, Inc. (NYSE) from 2001 until his retirement from the board effective April 20, 2016, and is a trustee emeritus of Johns Hopkins University. Mr. Griswold has extensive experience in investment banking, corporate finance and strategic planning.

Richard Lan

Mr. Richard Allan Lan is Independent Director of Flowers Foods, Inc. Mr. Lan spent 20 years with Maple Leaf Foods/Canada Bread Ltd., Canada’s largest food processing company. He was chief operating officer of Maple Leaf Food Group, which included both Maple Leaf’s animal protein and bakery businesses. Lan also served as chief executive officer of Canada Bread Ltd., which was publicly traded and 90% owned by Maple Leaf Foods until it was sold in 2014. Prior to his career with Maple Leaf, Lan held management positions at other food and beverage companies, including Dell Products Corp. and McCain Foods, Ltd. Mr. Lan has management, operational and financial experience as the chief operating officer and chief executive officer of publicly traded companies.

Margaret Lewis

Ms. Margaret G. Lewis is Independent Director of Flowers Foods, Inc. She is the retired president of HCA’s Capital Division, which includes facilities in northern, central and southwestern Virginia, New Hampshire, Indiana and Kentucky. She began her career with HCA in 1978 and held several positions in nursing management and quality management before becoming chief nursing officer of HCA’s Richmond Division in 1997. Ms. Lewis became chief operating officer of CJW Medical Center in 1998 and chief executive officer in 2001. She is a registered nurse and a fellow with the American College of Healthcare Executives. Ms. Lewis has served as a director of the Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond since September 2013, as a director of Flowers Foods since May 2014, and as a director of W.P. Carey Inc. (NYSE) since 2017. She previously served as a director of Smithfield Foods from 2011 to 2013. Ms. Lewis brings extensive leadership experience and management skills to the board of directors. Her variety of senior management roles provides expertise in executive decision-making and strategic planning.

Joseph Shields

Mr. Joseph V. Shields, Jr. is Independent Director of Flowers Foods, Inc. He has been chairman of Wellington Shields & Co., LLC, a diversified financial services company and member of the New York Stock Exchange, since 2009, following the merger of Shields & Co. with H.G. Wellington & Co. Prior to the merger, Mr. Shields had been chairman of the board of directors and chief executive officer of Shields & Co. since 1982. Mr. Shields also is chairman of Capital Management Associates, Inc., and chairman of Wellington Shields Capital Management LLC, both registered investment advisors, and was chairman and director of The BBH Funds, the Brown Brothers Harriman mutual funds group, from 1990-January 2014. He has served as a director of Flowers Foods since March 2001, and he previously served as a director of Flowers Industries, Inc. from March 1989 until March 2001. Mr. Shields has extensive corporate finance and investing experience and has operational and financial experience from his service as a chief executive officer of Shields & Co.

David Singer

Mr. David V. Singer is Independent Director of Flowers Foods, Inc. He is the retired chief executive officer of Snyder’s-Lance, Inc. (NASDAQ), a position he served in from 2010, following the merger of Lance, Inc. and Snyder’s of Hanover, Inc, to 2014. He previously served as the president and chief executive officer of Lance, Inc. from 2005 until the merger with Snyder’s in 2010. He was the executive vice president and chief financial officer of Coca-Cola Bottling Co. Consolidated, Charlotte, NC, from 2001 until 2005 and vice president and chief financial officer of Coca-Cola Bottling Co. Consolidated from 1987 until 2001. Mr. Singer was a director of Snyder’s-Lance, Inc. from 2010 to 2014 and previously served as a director of Lance, Inc. from 2003-2010. He joined Flowers Foods’ board of directors on January 1, 2010. Mr. Singer was elected as a director of SPX Flow, Inc. (NYSE) in 2015, having served previously as a director of its former parent company, SPX Corporation (NYSE) since 2013. He also has served as a director of Brunswick Corporation (NYSE) and as a director of Hanesbrands, Inc. (NYSE) since 2014. Mr. Singer has management and financial experience as well as operational and financial experience as the chief executive officer of a publicly traded consumer products company.

James Spear

Mr. James T. Spear is Independent Director of the Company effective January 1, 2015. Mr. Spear is the retired executive vice president and chief financial officer of Cadence Health, where he served from 2006 to 2012. Prior to that Mr. Spear served as vice president finance at Keebler Foods and also operated an independent advisory and consulting business. Since his retirement, Mr. Spear has periodically engaged in various consulting activities. Mr. Spear also currently serves on the board of directors of both The Trust Company of Illinois and The Trinity Forum. He also serves on the board of advisors to the Wheaton College Center for Faith, Politics, and Economics, where he also serves as an adjunct professor. Since 2013, the National Association of Corporate Directors has designated Mr. Spear as a Board Leadership Fellow. Mr. Spear has extensive food and health care industry, and leadership experience with public and private companies along with expertise in acquisitions and divestitures, financial reporting and auditing, corporate finance, risk management, information technology, investor relations, and strategic planning.

Melvin Stith

Dr. Melvin T. Stith, Ph.D. is an Independent Director of Flowers Foods, Inc. He is president of Norfolk State University. He previously served as dean emeritus of the Whitman School of Management at Syracuse University in New York. From June 2013 until he retired in December 2015, he was professor of marketing at the Whitman School of Management. He previously served as dean of the Whitman School of Management from 2005 to 2013. Prior to that time, he was dean of the College of Business at Florida State University and the Jim Moran Professor of Business Administration. He also is a director of Synovus Financial Corp. (NYSE) (1998-present) and Aflac Incorporated (NYSE) (2012-present). Dr. Stith previously served as a director of Keebler Foods Company from 1999 to 2001. He has served as a director of Flowers Foods since July 2004. Dr. Stith has a significant background in marketing and accounting, has a high level of financial literacy and brings a unique academic perspective to the board of directors.

C. Martin Wood

Mr. C. Martin Wood III, is Independent Director of Flowers Foods, Inc. He has been a partner in Wood Associates, a private investment firm, since January 2000. He retired as senior vice president and chief financial officer of Flowers Industries, Inc. on January 1, 2000, a position that he had held since 1978. Mr. Wood has served as a director of Flowers Foods since March 2001 and he previously served as a director of Flowers Industries, Inc. from 1975 until March 2001. Mr. Wood joined the company in 1970. Mr. Wood also serves as senior active trustee on the board of Archbold Medical Center and as a trustee for the Archbold Foundation. Mr. Wood has a high degree of financial literacy and extensive knowledge of the company gained through his 48 years of service with the company, 22 of which he served as its chief financial officer.

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