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Fossil Group Inc (FOSL.OQ)

FOSL.OQ on NASDAQ Stock Exchange Global Select Market

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Kosta Kartsotis

64 2010 Chairman of the Board, Chief Executive Officer

Jeffrey Boyer

58 2017 Chief Financial Officer, Executive Vice President, Treasurer

John White

45 2012 Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer

Darren Hart

54 2011 Executive Vice President - Human Resources

Eric Anderson

52 2016 Executive Vice President of Portfolio

Randy Belcher

55 2014 Executive Vice President, Asia Pacific

Steve Evans

52 2016 Executive Vice President, Fossil Brand

Hans-Peter Gehmacher

57 2014 Executive Vice President, EMEA

Gregory McKelvey

44 2015 Executive Vice President, Chief Strategy and Digital Officer

James Zimmerman

73 2013 Lead Independent Director

Mark Quick

68 2012 Director

Gail Tifford

2017 Director

William Chiasson

64 2013 Independent Director

Mauria Finley

43 2015 Independent Director

Diane Neal

60 2012 Independent Director

Thomas Nealon

56 2012 Independent Director

James Skinner

63 2007 Independent Director

Biographies

Name Description

Kosta Kartsotis

Mr. Kosta N. Kartsotis is Chairman of the Board, Chief Executive Officer of the Company. Mr. Kartsotis also served as President of the Company from December 1991 to December 2006 and as Chief Operating Officer from December 1991 until October 2000. Mr. Kartsotis joined the Company in 1988. He has been a director of the Company since 1990. Mr. Kartsotis has extensive senior level experience as our Chief Executive Officer, substantial experience in the fashion retailing industry and substantial sales, marketing and merchandising experience. He has deep knowledge of the Company and its businesses, having served on our Board since 1990.

Jeffrey Boyer

Mr. Jeffrey N. Boyer has been re-appointed as Chief Financial Officer, Executive Vice President, Treasurer, of the Company, effective from October 16, 2017. Mr. Boyer currently serves as Chairman of the Company's Finance Committee, and he is a member of the Audit Committee. Mr. Boyer has served as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer for Pier 1 Imports, Inc. since June 2015. Prior to joining Pier I Imports, Mr. Boyer served as Executive Vice President, Chief Administrative Officer and Chief Financial Officer for Tuesday Morning Corporation from September 2013 until June 2015. Mr. Boyer served as Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of 24 Hour Fitness Worldwide Holdings, Inc., an operator of fitness centers, from June 2012 until September 2013 and as their Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer from April 2008 until June 2012. Mr. Boyer served as President and Chief Financial Officer of Michaels Stores, Inc. (Michaels) from July 2007 until April 2008 and Co-President and Chief Financial Officer from March 2006 to July 2007. He also held the position of Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Michaels from January 2003 to March 2006. Prior to joining Michaels, Mr. Boyer served as the Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of the Kmart Corporation. From 1996 until 2001, he held multiple positions with Sears, Roebuck & Company, advancing to the post of Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer. He also served in multiple top-level capacities with the Pillsbury Company and Kraft General Foods. Mr. Boyer began his career as an accountant with PricewaterhouseCoopers in 1980.

John White

Mr. John A. White is Chief Operating Officer, Executive Vice President of the Company. Mr. White served in various roles for Pandora, A/S ("Pandora"), a global jewelry company headquartered in Denmark. At Pandora, Mr. White most recently served as President of Pandora North America, a division of Pandora. Prior to joining Pandora, Mr. White served as a Strategy Consultant for the Operations and Supply Chain Strategy and Design Team for Booz | Allen | Hamilton from April 2006 until March 2007.

Darren Hart

Mr. Darren E. Hart is Executive Vice President - Human Resources of the Company. Mr. Hart served in various roles for Limited Brands, an international company that sells personal care and beauty products, apparel and accessories. At Limited Brands, Mr. Hart most recently served as Executive Vice President for Bath & Body Works, a national retailer of personal care products. From 2001 until 2005, Mr. Hart served as Director of Leadership and Organizational Development for Victoria's Secret Stores, a global retailer of intimate apparel, sleepwear, hosiery and other apparel and beauty products. From 2005 until 2006, he served as Vice President of HR for Stores for Limited Brands, and from 2006 until 2007, he served as Senior Vice President of HR for Retail Operations for Limited Brands.

Eric Anderson

Mr. Eric Anderson is Executive Vice President of Portfolio of the Company. Mr. Anderson spent eighteen years with Luxottica, a multi-brand vertically-integrated designer, manufacturer and retailer of fashion, luxury, and performance eyewear. Most recently at Luxottica, Mr. Anderson served as President and General Manager for LensCrafters-North America, the world's leading optical chain, from April 2013 until May 2016. Prior to joining LensCrafters, Mr. Anderson served as Chief Executive Officer for GMO Latinoamerica, a Luxottica-owned optical retailer with 500 stores in Chile, Peru, Ecuador, and Colombia, from April 2011 until March 2013. Mr. Anderson also served in previous leadership roles with Luxottica brands Sunglass Hut, Pearle Vision and Ray-Ban.

Randy Belcher

Mr. Randy C. Belcher is Executive Vice President, Asia Pacific of the Company. Mr. Belcher also served as Senior Vice President, Asia Pacific, from October 2005 to March 2014 and as Senior Vice President Europe from April 2001 to October 2005. Mr. Belcher joined the Company in 2001.

Steve Evans

Mr. Steve A. Evans is Executive Vice President, Fossil Brand of the Company. He joined the Company in 2014 as a Senior Vice President, leading the twelve portfolio brands licensed by the Company. Prior to joining the Company, Mr. Evans served in executive leadership positions at global brands, including Converse, Levi's, Dockers, The Gap and Old Navy. From June 2012 to May 2014 he served as the Vice President/GM Global Apparel and Accessories for Converse based in New York City. From 2002 to 2012, he served as the VP/SVP of Global Merchandising, Customer Experience and Commercial Operations on both the Levi's and Dockers brands. Mr. Evans began his career at The Gap, and was an integral part of the Old Navy startup team. Throughout his career he has led a broad range of functional areas with an emphasis on product creation, strategic sales planning, and business development.

Hans-Peter Gehmacher

Mr. Hans-Peter Gehmacher is Executive Vice President, EMEA of the Company. Mr. Gehmacher served in various other roles as the head of our European operations from September 2007 until March 2014, and as Managing Director of our German subsidiary from August 1998 until August 2007. Mr. Gehmacher served as Controller and Financial Officer of our German subsidiary from May 1993 to August 1998. Mr. Gehmacher joined the Company in May 1993.

Gregory McKelvey

Mr. Gregory A. McKelvey (Greg) is Executive Vice President, Chief Strategy and Digital Officer of the Company. Mr. McKelvey joined Fossil Group in February 2012 and served as our Executive Vice President prior to his promotion to Executive Vice President, Chief Strategy and Digital Officer. From 2005 until February 2012, Mr. McKelvey served in several different strategy, marketing and transformation roles at Dean Foods, one of the United States' leading food and beverage companies, including his most recent role as Executive Vice President and Chief Strategy and Transformation Officer. From 2002 until 2005, Mr. McKelvey worked at Bain and Company, a leading global strategy consulting firm, as a Manager in Bain's consumer and private equity practices.

James Zimmerman

Mr. James M. Zimmerman is Lead Independent Director of the Company. Mr. Zimmerman is currently the Lead Independent Director and is also a member of the Finance Committee and Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee. He has served as a member of the Board of Directors of The Chubb Corporation since June 2008. Mr. Zimmerman retired from Federated Department Stores (Macy's) in February 2004 after serving for the previous six years as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, and prior to that as President and Chief Operating Officer beginning in May 1988. Mr. Zimmerman has extensive executive experience in leading a large retail company and strong skills in retail operations, strategic planning and public company executive compensation. He also brings insights to our Board from his service on other public company boards.

Mark Quick

Mr. Mark D. Quick is Director of the Company. Mr. Quick served as President, Fashion Accessories of the Company from October 2000 until December 2006 and President, Stores Division from March 2003 until September 2006. Mr. Quick served as Executive Vice President of the Company from March 1997 until October 2000. From November 1995 until March 1997, he served as the Company's Senior Vice President—Accessories.

Gail Tifford

Ms. Gail B. Tifford serves as Director of the company. Ms. Tifford has served in a variety of leadership roles at Unilever, a leading global consumer goods company that offers products in the food, home care, personal care and refreshment segments. Her roles included brand, marketing, and digital innovation from 1996 until 2009 and after she rejoined Unilever in 2011. Currently, she is responsible for overseeing Unilever’s largest media market as well as shaping and executing Unilever North America’s digital strategy. She is a member of the Unilever Global Media Leadership Team and has been charged with co-creating Unilever’s global media vision and strategy and with partnering with the Unilever Ventures team to seek out new digital investment opportunities. While at Unilever, Ms. Tifford created the Digital Innovation Board NA, a cross-functional leadership team that sets the digital agenda and activates digital initiatives across the business. From October 2009 until May 2011, Ms. Tifford served as Vice President for Strategic Partnerships at MTV Networks, a cable and satellite television channel owned by Viacom Media Networks.

William Chiasson

Mr. William B. Chiasson is Independent Director of the Company. Mr. Chiasson is currently Chairman of the Company's Audit Committee and a member of the Finance Committee. Mr. Chiasson serves as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Fresh Hemp Foods, a health food company specializing in hemp-based products, since November 2016. He previously served as the Chairman of the Board of Directors for LeapFrog Enterprises, Inc. from 2011 until April 2016. LeapFrog Enterprises designs, develops and markets a family of innovative technology-based learning platforms and related proprietary content for children. Mr. Chiasson served as Chief Executive Officer for LeapFrog Enterprises from 2010 to 2011 and as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer from 2004 to 2010. Since 2013, Mr. Chiasson has also served as Chairman of the Board of Directors of The Ergobaby Carrier, Inc. and served as Interim Chief Executive Officer from 2012 to 2013. Ergobaby Carrier is a leading designer, marketer and distributor of premium infant care products. From 1998 until 2003, Mr. Chiasson served as Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer for Levi Strauss & Co. From 1988 to 1998, Mr. Chiasson served in various roles for Kraft Foods, Inc., most recently as Senior Vice President, Finance and Information Technology. From June 1979 to January 1988, Mr. Chiasson served in varying capacities with Baxter Healthcare, most recently as its Vice President and Controller for the Hospital Group.

Mauria Finley

Ms. Mauria Finley is Independent Director of the Company. Ms. Finley was the founder of Citrus Lane and served as Chief Executive Officer from March 2011 until she retired from the company in October 2014. Citrus Lane is a leading social commerce platform for parents and was acquired by Care.com in July 2014. Ms. Finley previously served as Senior Director, Buyer Product and E-commerce Categories for eBay Inc. from January 2008 until October 2010. eBay Inc. is a technology company that enables commerce on behalf of users, merchants, retailers, and brands of various sizes in the United States and internationally. From September 2004 until January 2008, Ms. Finley served as Senior Director, New Ventures and Funding Mix for PayPal, then a division of eBay Inc., and now known as PayPal Holdings, Inc. PayPal Holdings, Inc. is a technology platform company that enables digital and mobile payments on behalf of consumers and merchants worldwide. From January 2001 until December 2003, Ms. Finley served as Director of Product Management for Good Technology. Good Technology is a mobile startup that developed smartphone software and hardware for wireless messaging and personal information management for enterprises and users. From March 1999 until January 2001, Ms. Finley served as Director of Product Management for AOL. From September 1997 until March 1999, Ms. Finley served as Senior Product Manager for Netscape Communication.

Diane Neal

Ms. Diane L. Neal is Independent Director of the Company. Ms. Neal served as Chief Executive Officer of Sur La Table, a private company with more than 100 retail stores offering a selection of exclusive and premium-quality goods for the kitchen and table, from October 2014 until her retirement in January 2017. Prior to joining Sur La Table, Ms. Neal most recently served as Chief Executive Officer of Bath & Body Works. She resigned from that position in July 2011 to relocate to San Francisco for personal reasons. Ms. Neal joined Bath & Body Works in November 2006 as President and Chief Operating Officer and held those positions until her promotion to Chief Executive Officer in June 2007. Prior to joining Bath & Body Works, Ms. Neal served as President of the Outlet Division for Gap Inc., where she was responsible for the outlet business for all three Gap Inc. brands. Prior to joining Gap Inc., Ms. Neal spent 22 years with Target Corporation in multiple divisions, including Dayton's Department Stores (now Macy's), Mervyn's, Target Sourcing Services and Target Stores. During her career with Target Corporation, Ms. Neal spent 16 years at Target Stores, where she held multiple positions and responsibilities, including merchandising, planning, distribution and sourcing. Ms. Neal was promoted to President of Mervyn's in 2001 and served in that capacity until 2004, when she joined Gap Inc.

Thomas Nealon

Mr. Thomas M. Nealon is Independent Director of the Company. Mr. Nealon has served as President at Southwest Airlines Co., a leading airline based in Dallas, Texas, since January 2017. Mr. Nealon served as Executive Vice President Strategy and Innovation at Southwest Airlines from January 2016 until January 2017. Mr. Nealon previously served as Group Executive Vice President of J. C. Penney Company, Inc., from which he resigned in December 2011 for personal reasons. Mr. Nealon joined J. C. Penney in 2006 as Chief Information Officer, and held that position until his promotion to Group Executive Vice President in 2010. Prior to joining J. C. Penney, he was with Electronic Data Systems from 2004 to 2006 and served on assignment as Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer for Southwest Airlines Co. Prior to joining Electronic Data Systems, Mr. Nealon was a partner from 2000 to 2004 at the Feld Group, an IT management consultancy firm later acquired by Electronic Data Systems. He also spent 15 years at Frito-Lay, Inc., a division of PepsiCo, serving in critical roles across the information technology organization, including two years as Chief Information Officer.

James Skinner

Mr. James E. Skinner is Independent Director of the Company. Mr. Skinner is currently Chairman of the Compensation Committee and he is a member of the Finance Committee. Since April 2016, Mr. Skinner has served on the Board of Directors of Ares Commercial Real Estate Corporation (NYSE: ACRE) where he is a member of both the Audit Committee and the Compensation Committee. Mr. Skinner previously served as Vice Chairman of Neiman Marcus Group from July 2015 until his retirement in February 2016. From October 2010 until July 2015, he served as Executive Vice President, Chief Operating Officer and Chief Financial Officer of Neiman Marcus Group and, from 2007 to 2010, served as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer. From 2001 until 2007, he held the position of Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Neiman Marcus Group. Mr. Skinner served as Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of CapRock Communications Corp. in 2000. From 1991 until 2000, Mr. Skinner served in several positions with CompUSA Inc., including Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer beginning in 1994. Mr. Skinner also served as a partner with Ernst & Young from 1987 until 1991.

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