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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Francisco Jose Riberas Mera

2012 Executive Chairman of the Board, Chief Executive Officer

Juan Maria Riberas Mera

2017 Vice Chairman of the Board

Francisco Lopez Pena

2017 Executive Director, Chief Financial Officer

Manuel de la Flor Riberas

50 2000 General Manager of Human Resources

Jon Barrenechea Izarzugaza

50 2014 General Manager of Technology, Tooling and Equipment Division

David Vazquez Pascual

52 2000 General Counsel

Unai Agirre Mandaluniz

48 2006 General Manager of the North Europe Division

Maria Jose Armendariz Tellitu

45 2012 General Manager of Chassis Division

Torsten Greiner

51 2012 General Manager of Edscha Division

Manuel Lopez Grandela

63 2011 General Manager of Mercosur Division

Fernando Macias Mendizabal

48 2016 General Manager of South Europe Division

Jeff Wilson

57 2006 General Manager of North America Division and Asia Groups

Noboru Katsu

60 2016 Director

Tomofumi Osaki

2016 Director

Gonzalo Urquijo Fernandez de Araoz

2017 Director

Geert Van Poelvoorde

2015 Director

Cesar Cernuda Rego

2017 Independent Director

Ana Garcia Fau

48 2017 Independent Director

Javier Rodriguez Pellitero

2017 Independent Director

Alberto Rodriguez-Fraile Diaz

2017 Independent Director

Pedro Sainz de Baranda y Riva

2017 Independent Director

Biographies

Name Description

Francisco Jose Riberas Mera

Mr. Francisco Jose Riberas Mera has been Executive Chairman of the Board at Gestamp Automocion, S.A. since June 30, 2012. He has acted also as Chief Executive Officer at the Company from 1997. He started his professional career at Gonvarri Group, where he held different positions such as Director of Corporate Development, and later he became the Chief Executive Officer. Mr. Riberas Mera promoted the creation of Gestamp Automocion in 1997. In 1998, in the context of the Aceralia Corporacion Siderurgica privatization process, he was appointed member of the company’s board until it was integrated into Arcelor Group in 2001 (now ArcelorMittal). He is part of the management bodies of certain companies of Gestamp Automocion, as well as other Acek Group companies (including companies belonging to Gonvarri Group, Gestamp Renewables Group and Inmobiliaria Acek Group). Outside Acek Group, he is Member of the Board of Directors of CIE Automotive and Sideacero Group. Furthermore, he is part of Endeavor foundation, Princesa de Asturias foundation, and Empresa Familiar de Euskadi Association, among others. He holds a degree in Law, Economics and Business Administration from Pontificia de Comillas University.

Juan Maria Riberas Mera

Mr. Juan Maria Riberas Mera has been Vice Chairman of the Board at Gestamp Automocion, S.A. since March 3, 2017. He is currently the Chief Executive Officer of the Gonvarri Group and the Gestamp Renewables Group. He began his professional career in the Business Development area of the Gonvarri Group, at which he later assumed the position as Chief Executive Officer, which is the position he currently holds. He promoted the creation of Gestamp Renewables in 2007, and has been since then its Chief Executive Officer. He is the Chairman of the Board of Directors of Holding Gonvarri and Gestamp Renewables and member of the management bodies of certain subsidiaries. Additionally, he sits the Board of Directors of certain Acek group companies (including Inmobiliaria Acek Group). Outside Acek Group, Mr. Riberas Mera sits the Board of Directors of CIE Automotive and certain companies of Sideacero Group. Besides, he is part of the Juan XXIII Foundation, among others. He holds a degree in Law, Economics and Business Administration from the Pontificia de Comillas University.

Francisco Lopez Pena

Mr. Francisco Lopez Pena has been Executive Director at Gestamp Automocion, S.A. since March 3, 2017. He has a wide experience in the automotive supplier industry with more than 18 years working in executive positions at Gestamp Group. Before working at Gestamp, he was the Managing Director of SA Minera Catalono-Aragonesa (SAMCA), and Mineria y Tecnologia de Arcillas (MYTA) for five years. He was also the Managing Director of a company in the textile sector. Mr. Lopez joined Gestamp in 1998 as Corporate Development Director. In 2008 he was appointed Chief Financial Officer of Gestamp Group, which is the position he currently holds. He is also Director of certain Gestamp Automocion subsidiaries, and Director of CIE Automotive on behalf Acek Group. He holds a degree in Civil Engineering from the Politecnica University of Barcelona, and a Masters of Business Administration (MBA) from the IESE Business School, Madrid.

Manuel de la Flor Riberas

Mr. Manuel de la Flor Riberas has been General Manager of Human Resources at Gestamp Automocion, S.A. since 2000. He joined the Company in 1998 and worked in the legal area for two years. Prior to this, he was member of the legal department of Gonvarri for seven years. He holds a Bachelors degree in Law from Universidad Complutense de Madrid and a Masters degree in Business Law from Universidad Pompeu Fabra.

Jon Barrenechea Izarzugaza

Mr. Jon Barrenechea Izarzugaza has been General Manager of Technology, Tooling and Equipment Division at Gestamp Automocion, S.A. since 2014. Prior to joining Gestamp, he worked for Araluce as Finance Controlling Director for four years and as Chief Executive Officer for three years. In addition, he has been CEO of Adral for ten years. He holds a Bachelors degree in Economics and Business Administration from Universidad de Deusto and a Masters of Business Administration degree from Bocconi University.

David Vazquez Pascual

Mr. David Vazquez Pascual has been General Counsel at Gestamp Automocion, S.A. since 2000. Prior to Gestamp Automacion, he held different roles in banking in Madrid and New York. He became sub-director of the MBA in Madrid Business School in 1990, assuming the direction in 1992. He became Director of the Department of Economics and Business Sciences of the Universidad Nebrija (Madrid) in 1994. He holds a university degree in Law and in Business, both from Universidad Comillas-ICADE (Madrid), and a Masters of Business Administration degree from the Madrid Business School.

Unai Agirre Mandaluniz

Mr. Unai Agirre Mandaluniz has been General Manager of the North Europe Division at Gestamp Automocion, S.A. since 2006. He started his career in Gestamp Automacion in 1995. He joined the Company as the Assembly shop Director of Gestamp Bizkaia and after five years he became the Industrial and Project Director of the same area for four years. Before moving into his current position, he held the office of Plant Director of Gestamp Bizkaia for a year. Prior to joining the Company, he worked for BATZ S.Coop as Industrial Director for two years. He holds a Bachelors degree in Industrial Engineering from the Higher Tech School of Engineering of Bilbao and a Masters degree from the Chartered Institute of Marketing (CIM).

Maria Jose Armendariz Tellitu

Ms. Maria Jose Armendariz Tellitu has been General Manager of Chassis Division at Gestamp Automocion, S.A. since 2012. She joined Gestamp in 2000 and she was responsible for the establishment of the Group in Mexico for five years. Moreover, she was the Director of new Business Development for three years and, afterwards, the Sales Director of Asia Customers for an additional year. She was Manager of the Chassis Division until 2011. She holds Bachelors degree in Business Administration from the Universidad de Deusto.

Torsten Greiner

Mr. Torsten Greiner has been General Manager of Edscha Division at Gestamp Automocion, S.A. since 2012. Since 1994 he has worked for Robert Bosch Group, moving after seven years to Robert Bosch Closure Systems as Production Manager. In 2005 he was appointed as Managing Director of Brose Scheliesssysteme GmbH, Wuppertal. He holds a degree in Mechanical Engineering from University of Hannover.

Manuel Lopez Grandela

Mr. Manuel Lopez Grandela has been General Manager of Mercosur Division at Gestamp Automocion, S.A. since 2011. Within the Company he has been the Head of the Division of Mercosur for 12 years. Prior to joining Gestamp, he was Commercial and Purchasing Director of Ferrosider (RB Group) for 24 years. He holds a Bachelors degree in Industrial Organization from University of Business of Argentina and a Masters degree in Business from IAE (the Higher Studies Institute of Argentina).

Fernando Macias Mendizabal

Mr. Fernando Macias Mendizabal has been General Manager of South Europe Division at Gestamp Automocion, S.A. since 2016. He has held various positions within the Company in the last 22 years. He has been Industrial Director of the small and medium Stamping Division for five years, General Manager of Gestamp Noury for five years, General Manager of South Europe Plants of Edscha for three years and prior to his current position, he was Manager of South Europe. He holds a Bachelors degree in Industrial Engineering and Masters of Business Administration degree, both from the Universidad de Navarra.

Jeff Wilson

Mr. Jeff Wilson has been General Manager of North America Division and Asia Groups at Gestamp Automocion, S.A. since 2006. Prior to Gestamp Automacion, he held various management roles within international automotive companies, including Oxford Automotive Corporation (President and Chief Operating Officer), Tower Automotive (NAFTA Group Business Group Director), Lear Corporation (Plant Operations manager, Interior Systems Group) and O’Sullivan Corporation (Director of Automotive Operations, Gulfstream Division). He holds a Master of Business Administration degree and a Bachelor of Science degree.

Noboru Katsu

Mr. Noboru Katsu has been Director at Gestamp Automocion, S.A. since December 23, 2016. He has a wide professional experience in the steel sector, with over 35 years working for Mitsui Group, through different positions worldwide. He currently is the Executive Managing Officer and Chief Operating Officer of the Iron & Steel Products Business Unit in Japan. From 1991 to 2001, he developed different managerial roles for the Steel Department in Norway. After that, he was the General Manager of the Corporate Planning & Strategy Department, and General Manager of the Steel Pipe Overseas Division in Japan. He held different positions In Thailand, such as Unit Leader of Iron & Steel Products Business Division, Asia Pacific Business Unit, and General Manager of Steel Division. After that, in London, he was the Senior Vice President & Divisional Operating Officer of the Iron & Steel Products Division for the EMEA Business Unit. Before taking his current position, he was appointed General Manager of the Steel Pipe & Plate Overseas Division in Japan. Mr. Katsu is also on the Board of Directors of Mitsui & Co. Steel, NuMit, GEG (Holdings) and certain companies of the Acek Group (including companies of the Gestamp Automocion Group and Gonvarri Group). Previously he was also director of the Euro-Mit STall and Mi-King. He graduated from the Faculty of Liberal Arts of the International Christian University, Tokyo. Later in 2002, he took an Executive Course (PMD) from Harvard University, Massachusetts.

Tomofumi Osaki

Mr. Tomofumi Osaki has been Director at Gestamp Automocion, S.A. since December 23, 2016. For the last 29 years, he has been working at Mitsui Group developing his experience in the steel sector through a variety of executive positions worldwide. He currently is the General Manager of the Investment & Planning Division of the Iron & Steel Products Business Unit. Before joining the Mitsui Group, he was the Financial Officer at CAEMI Mineracao e Metalurgia S.A. for seven years, in Brazil. At Mitsui Group, he was the General Manager in the Investment Department of Mineral & Metal Resources Business Unit, and post General Manager of the Investment Department of the Iron & Steel Product Business Unit in Japan. After that, at Mitsui’s New York Offices, he developed different executive positions such as General Manager in the Investment Department for the Financial Management Division, among others. Before taking his current position, he was the Deputy General Manager of Iron & Steel Products Business Unit, in Japan. Mr. Osaki is Director of certain companies belonging to Mitsui Group, and in companies participated by Mitsui Group, Bangkok Coil Center. He is also Director of certain companies of Acek Group (including companies of Gestamp Automoción Group, and Gonvarri Group). In the past, he was part of the management bodies of some Mitsui Group’s companies, Siam Yamato Steel, Vina Kyoei Steel, Mahindra Sanyo Special Steel, MS Avant. He graduated from the Economics Faculty of the Wakayama University.

Gonzalo Urquijo Fernandez de Araoz

Mr. Gonzalo Urquijo Fernandez de Araoz has been Director at Gestamp Automocion, S.A. since March 3, 2017. He is the Chief Executive at Abengoa. He started his professional career in banking, working for Citibank and Credit Agricole. After that, he was the Chief Financial Officer at Corporacion J M Aristrain, and later with the same position at Aceralia Corporacion Siderurgica. At Arcelormittal Group, he held different executive positions such as the Vice President of Stainless Steel, Long Products and China, the Principal of AACIS, AMDS, Tubular Products, Corporate Social Responsibility, Communication and Institutional Affairs and Work Safety, among others. He is on the Board of Directors of Vocento, Fertiveria. He is the President of Arcelor Mittal Spain. He also sits on the Board of Trusstees of the Princesa de Asturias Foundation. He was also member of the Board of Directors of Gestamp Automocion, Holding Gonvarri, Aperam, and certain companies belonging to ArcelorMittal. He holds a degree in Economics and Political Science from Yale University, Connecticut, as well as a Masters of Business Administration (MBA) from Instituto de Empresa, Madrid.

Geert Van Poelvoorde

Mr. Geert Maurice Van Poelvoorde has been Director at Gestamp Automocion, S.A. since June 29, 2015. He has been working for the steel and mining sector for the last 28 years. He is currently the Executive Vice President and Chief Executive Officer of ArcelorMittal Europe Flat Products and European Purchasing. Since 2011, he is also a member of the ArcelorMittal Group Management Committee. He started his professional career at Sidmar as Process Automation Manager and Project Engineer. Later, he was the General Manager of the Engineering Department at Stahlwerke, among others. At Arcelor, Mr. Van Poelvoorde was member of the Management Board and the Chief Operation Officer, as well as the General Manager of the Central Maintenance Department and Logistics. After that, at ArcelorMittal, he held different executive positions until the position he currently holds. He is member of the management bodies of certain companies belonging to the AcerlorMittal Group and in companies participated by ArcelorMittal, including Bamesa Otel, Borcelik celik, Borusan Demir, Bamesa Celic. He is also Director of Holding Gonvarri. Furthermore, he is the President of the European Steel Association (Eurofer), and Director of the German Steel Federation. He holds a Masters degree in Electro-technical Engineering from the University of Gent, Belgium.

Cesar Cernuda Rego

Mr. Cesar Cernuda Rego has been Independent Director at Gestamp Automocion, S.A. since March 3, 2017. He is the President of Microsoft Latin American Organization and Vice President of Microsoft Corporation. He started his career in the banking industry, at Banco 21 (Banco Gallego), and afterwards he joined Software AG. In the last 20 years he has been working at Microsoft in many different leadership positions Worldwide such as General Manager of Microsoft Business Solutions Europe, Middle East and Africa, the Worldwide Vice President of Microsoft Business Solutions, Vice President of Sales, Marketing and Services of Microsoft Latin America, or President of Microsoft Asia Pacific. He is currently Member of the Board of Directors for Americas Society/Council of the Americas and the Trust for the Americas representing Microsoft. He holds a university degree in Business Administration and Marketing from the ESIC Business & Marketing School, Madrid. He took part in the Executive Development Program (PDD) from the IESE Business School, Madrid, and in the Executive Leadership Program from Harvard University, Massachusetts.

Ana Garcia Fau

Ms. Ana Garcia Fau has been Independent Director at Gestamp Automocion, S.A. since March 3, 2017. Currently she serves as Non-Executive Director at the Board of Directors of the following companies: Renovalia Energy Group, Technicolor (Ex-Thomson), Eutelsat Communications and Merlin Properties Socimi. She started her career at McKinsey & Company, and later she worked for Wolff Olins, as well as at Goldman Sachs International. After that, and for nine years, she was the Managing Director of Corporate Development, and later the Chief Financial Officer at TPI- Paginas Amarillas, where she also was a member of the Board of Directors of certain subsidiaries of TPI-Paginas Amarillas. She also held different leadership roles at Hibu Grpup (ex-Yell) such as Chief Executive Officer of Yell for the Spanish and Latin American business for seven years, and Chief Global Strategy and Development Officer. She was also member of its Global Executive Committee. Furthermore, she was director of Cape Harbor Advisor. She holds a degree in Law, Economics and Business Administration from the Pontificia de Comillas University (ICADE E-3), and a Masters of Business Administration (MBA) from the MIT, Sloan School of Management, Massachusetts.

Javier Rodriguez Pellitero

Mr. Javier Rodriguez Pellitero has been Independent Director at Gestamp Automocion, S.A. since March 3, 2017. He is the General Vice Secretary of the Spanish Banking Association (AEB). He is also the President of the Tax and Legal Committee, member of the Legal Committee of the Banking Federation of the European Union, and member of the Advisory Committee of the Comisión Nacional del Mercado de Valores (CNMV), which is the Spanish government agency responsible for the financial regulation of the securities markets in Spain. He started his professional career at Uria & Menéndez law firm, and later, he was the State’s attorney for the Zamora region in Spain. After that, he joined CNMV where he held different positions such as the General Manager of Legal Services, the Secretary of the Board of Directors, and the Secretary of the Special Committee which developed the Unified Corporate Governance Code, among others. Mr. Rodriguez Pellitero is Director of the commercial section of the Codification General Committee (Ministry of Justice). Besides, he is Director of GDF Energia Espana. He holds a degree in Law, Economics and Business Administration from Pontificia de Comillas University.

Alberto Rodriguez-Fraile Diaz

Mr. Alberto Rodriguez-Fraile Diaz has been Independent Director at Gestamp Automocion, S.A. since March 3, 2017. For the last 30 years, he has been at Asesores y Gestores Financieros, S.A. He is a founding partner, shareholder, and Chairman of the Board of Directors of the company. Additionally, he is member of the management bodies of certain companies belonging to A&G. He started his professional career at Merrill Lynch as a Finance Consultant. He holds a degree in Business Administration from the University of Miami, and took part in the Business Senior Management Program (PADE) from IESE Business School. Moreover, he has a degree in Securities Exchange Commission and National Association of Securities Dealers as: Registered Options Principal, Financial and Operation Principal, Securities Principal.

Pedro Sainz de Baranda y Riva

Mr. Pedro Sainz de Baranda Riva has been Independent Director at Gestamp Automocion, S.A. since March 3, 2017. He currently is a Co-Founder of an investing company called Sainberg Investments S.L. He developed a relevant part of his professional career at United Technologies Corporation in a variety of positions worldwide. He started his career at United Technologies Corporation, Connecticut, as a Research Engineer from where he moved to Principal Engineer and Manager of Advanced Technology. After that, he was the New Equipment Director at Otis Elevator Mexico and then, the General Manager of Otis Portugal. Later he became the President of the South Europe and Mediterranean area at Otis Elevator company, and afterwards he was the General Manager and the Chief Executive Officer of Zardoya Otis. He also was the President of the Otis Elevator Company. Mr. Sainz de Baranda Riva serves on the Board of Directors of companies such as Mecalux and Zardoya Otis. He also serves on the Board of the Carlos III de Madrid University. In the past, he served in the management bodies of certain companies of the Zardoya Otis Group. He holds a degree in Mining Engineering from the Oviedo University, as well as a Masters of Business Administration (MBA) from the MIT, Sloan School of Management, Massachusetts, and a PhD in Engineering from Rutgers University, New Jersey.