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Group 1 Automotive Inc (GPI.N)

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Stephen Quinn

61 2017 Non-Executive Chairman of the Board

Earl Hesterberg

63 2005 President, Chief Executive Officer, Director

John Rickel

55 2005 Chief Financial Officer, Senior Vice President

Daryl Kenningham

52 2017 President - U.S. Operations

Frank Grese

65 2016 Senior Vice President - Human Resources, Training and Operations Support

Darryl Burman

58 2010 Vice President, General Counsel

Lincoln Pereira

57 2014 Director and Regional Vice President - Brazil

Peter DeLongchamps

55 2012 Vice President - Financial Services and Manufacturer Relations and Public Affairs

John Adams

72 2017 Director

Carin Barth

54 2017 Director

J. Terry Strange

73 2003 Independent Director

Charles Szews

61 2016 Independent Director

Max Watson

71 2001 Independent Director

MaryAnn Wright

55 2014 Independent Director

Biographies

Name Description

Stephen Quinn

Mr. Stephen D. Quinn is Non-Executive Chairman of the Board of Group 1 Automotive, Inc. Mr. Quinn joined Goldman, Sachs & Co. a full-service global investment banking and securities firm, in August 1981 where he specialized in corporate finance. From 1990 until his retirement in 2001, Mr. Quinn served as a General Partner and Managing Director of Goldman, Sachs. Mr. Quinn also serves on the Board of Directors, the Audit Committee and the Risk Oversight Committee of Zions Bancorporation, a large publicly-traded bank holding company. Mr. Quinn holds degrees from Brigham Young University and Harvard University Graduate School of Business. Mr. Quinn was selected to serve as a director on our Board due to his valuable financial expertise and extensive experience with capital markets transactions. His judgment in assessing business strategies and the accompanying risks is an invaluable resource for our business model. Mr. Quinn also has significant historical knowledge of our Company as a result of his role at Goldman Sachs, an underwriter for our initial public offering. The Board believes his experience and expertise in these matters make him well-qualified to serve as a member of the Board.

Earl Hesterberg

Mr. Earl J. Hesterberg Jr. is President, Chief Executive Officer, Director of the Company since April 2005. Prior to joining us, Mr. Hesterberg had served as Group Vice President, North America Marketing, Sales and Service for Ford Motor Company, a global manufacturer and distributor of cars, trucks and automotive parts, since October 2004. From July 1999 to September 2004, he served as Vice President, Marketing, Sales and Service for Ford of Europe, and from 1999 until 2005, he served on the supervisory board of Ford Werke AG. Mr. Hesterberg has also served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Gulf States Toyota, an independent regional distributor of new Toyota vehicles, parts and accessories. He has also held various senior sales, marketing, general management, and parts and service positions with Nissan Motor Corporation in U.S.A. and Nissan Europe, both of which are wholly-owned by Nissan Motor Co. Ltd., a global provider of automotive products and services. Mr. Hesterberg serves on the Board of Directors of Stage Stores, Inc. a national retail clothing chain with over 800 stores located in 39 states where he is a member of the Corporate Governance and Nominating Committee and Chairman of the Compensation Committee. He also serves on the Board of Trustees of Davidson College, where he serves on the Executive, Audit and Finance, and Athletic Committees. Mr. Hesterberg also serves on the Board of Directors of the Greater Houston Partnership, where he serves on the Executive Committee and is Chairman of the Business Issues Committee. Mr. Hesterberg received his B.A. in Psychology at Davidson College and his M.B.A. from Xavier University in 1978. As our President and Chief Executive Officer, Mr. Hesterberg sets the strategic direction of our Company under the guidance of our Board.

John Rickel

Mr. John C. Rickel is Chief Financial Officer, Senior Vice President of the Company since December 2005. From 1984 until joining Group 1, Mr. Rickel held a number of executive and managerial positions of increasing responsibility with Ford Motor Company, a global manufacturer and distributor of cars, trucks and automotive parts. He most recently served as Controller, Ford Americas, where he was responsible for the financial management of Ford’s western hemisphere automotive operations. Immediately prior to that, he was Chief Financial Officer of Ford Europe, where he oversaw all accounting, financial planning, information services, tax and investor relations activities. From 2002 to 2004, Mr. Rickel was Chairman of the Board of Directors of Ford Russia, and a member of the Board of Directors and the Audit Committee of Ford Otosan, a publicly traded automotive company located in Turkey and owned 41% by Ford. Mr. Rickel received his B.S.B.A. and M.B.A. from The Ohio State University.

Daryl Kenningham

Mr. Daryl A. Kenningham is President - U.S. Operations of the Company. Mr. Kenningham served as Regional Vice President, East Region, from July 2011 (when he joined the Company) through January 2016, and as Regional Vice President, West Region, from February 2016 through April 2017. Prior to joining the Company, Mr. Kenningham worked in several sales, marketing and operational roles in the automotive industry. In his new role, Kenningham will be responsible for all of Group 1 Automotive’s U.S. dealership operations, which include 111 dealerships and approximately 9,400 employees. Group 1 will also consolidate its Eastern and Western Regional operations into a single unit with current Eastern Region Vice President David Fesmire assuming the new position of Vice President, Operations reporting to Kenningham. Kenningham obtained a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Michigan and an MBA from the University of Florida.

Frank Grese

Mr. Frank Grese Jr. is Senior Vice President - Human Resources, Training and Operations Support of the Company. He was appointed Senior Vice President of Human Resources, Training and Operations Support effective February 1, 2016. Prior to that appointment, Mr. Grese served as Regional Vice President of the West Region from January 2006 to January 2016, and served as the Platform President of Group 1 Atlanta from December 2004 to December 2005. Mr. Grese began his automotive career in the Ford Management Training Program in 1974 where he progressed through various assignments in district offices as well as Ford headquarters in Detroit. He joined Nissan in 1982 where he ultimately held the position of National Dealer Advertising Manager. In 1986, Grese left the manufacturer side of the business and began working in various executive positions, including chief operating officer and district president, with large public and private dealer groups. He last served as Director of Dealership Operations, working extensively with underperforming stores, for a large private dealer group. Mr. Grese graduated from the University of Georgia with a degree in journalism.

Darryl Burman

Mr. Darryl M. Burman is Vice President, General Counsel of the Company since December 2006. From September 2005 to December 2006, Mr. Burman was a partner and head of the corporate and securities practice in the Houston office of Epstein Becker Green Wickliff & Hall, P.C. From September 1995 until September 2005, Mr. Burman served as the head of the corporate and securities practice of Fant & Burman, L.L.P. in Houston, Texas. Mr. Burman currently serves as a Director of the Texas General Counsel Forum — Houston Chapter, on the Board of Directors of the University of South Florida Foundation and on the Board of Directors of South Texas College of Law. Mr. Burman holds a degree from the University of South Florida and a J.D. from South Texas College of Law.

Lincoln Pereira

Mr. Lincoln Pereira is Director and Regional Vice President - Brazil of Group 1 Automotive Inc. He has served as chairman of our subsidiary, UAB Motors Participacoes Ltda. (which we acquired in February 2013), since 2007. From 1999 to 2005, Mr. Pereira served as a legal representative of United Auto do Brasil Ltda, a public auto group operating in Sao Paulo and controlled by United Auto Group. From 1995 through 2005, Mr. Pereira practiced law with Cunha Pereira Advogados, representing professional athletes and international race car drivers. He was also co-founder and a major shareholder in Cunha Pereira Negocios Imobiliarios, a local Brazilian real estate company, and in 1999, he founded Atrium Telecomunicacoes Ltda, a provider of local exchange telecommunication services. Atrium was sold to Telefonica of Spain in December 2004, and Mr. Pereira founded E-Vertical Tecnologia, a leading provider of high tech facilities management services to commercial properties. From 1978 through 1995, Mr. Pereira held numerous positions with various banks, both in Brazil and abroad. Mr. Pereira serves on the Board of Boa Vista Servicos S.A.-SCPC, the second largest credit bureau in Brazil, is Vice Chairman of the Board of the Sao Paulo Chamber of Commerce (ACSP), serves as a member of the Board of the Associacao Brasileira dos Concessionarios Nissan (ABCN), and serves as a Director of the Associacao Brasileira dos Concessionarios BMW and Associacao Brasileira do Distribuidores Toyota. He is also a Chapter Sponsorship Officer of YPO-WPO São Paulo, a not-for-profit, global network of young chief executives connected around the shared mission of becoming Better Leaders Through Education and Idea ExchangeTM. Mr. Pereira received his LL.B. from Faculdade de Direito do Largo de Sao Francisco. Mr. Pereira has extensive automotive retailing and manufacturer relations experience, as well as legal, finance, business and management expertise. He also has a deep understanding of the Brazilian finance, trade and legal sectors.

Peter DeLongchamps

Mr. Peter C. DeLongchamps is Vice President - Financial Services and Manufacturer Relations and Public Affairs of the Company. He previously served as Vice President, Manufacturer Relations and Public Affairs from January 2006 through December 2011, and as Vice President, Manufacturer Relations from July 2004 through December 2005. Mr. DeLongchamps began his automotive retailing career in 1980, having served as District Manager for General Motors Corporation and Regional Operations Manager for BMW of North America, as well as various other management positions in the automotive industry. Immediately prior to joining the Company in 2004, Mr. DeLongchamps was President of Advantage BMW, a Houston-based automotive retailer. Mr. DeLongchamps also serves on the Board of Directors of Junior Achievement of Southeast Texas.

John Adams

Dr. John L. Adams is Director of Group 1 Automotive Inc. He has served as Executive Vice President of Trinity Industries, Inc. one of North America’s largest manufacturers of transportation, construction and industrial products, from January 1999 through June 2005, and as Vice Chairman from July 2005 through March 2007. Before joining Trinity Industries, Mr. Adams spent 25 years in various positions with Texas Commerce Bank N.A. and its successor, Chase Bank of Texas, National Association. From 1997 to 1998, Mr. Adams was Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer of Chase Bank of Texas. Mr. Adams serves on the Board of Directors, the Corporate Governance and Directors Nominating Committee and is Chairman of the Finance and Risk Management Committee of Trinity Industries, Inc. and recently retired from the Board of Directors and Audit Committee of Dr Pepper Snapple Group, Inc. a refreshment beverage business. Mr. Adams also serves on the Board of Directors of the Children’s Medical Center of Dallas, the University of Texas Chancellor’s Council, and the McCombs School of Business Advisory Board and President’s Development Board. Mr. Adams received his B.B.A. and J.D. from the University of Texas. The Board believes Mr. Adam’s extensive financial, strategic planning, capital allocation and executive management experience provides him with the necessary skills to be Chairman of our Board. His service on other public company boards has also provided exposure to various approaches to risk management, corporate governance and other key issues. Through his years of service on our Board, he has developed in-depth knowledge of the retail automotive industry, generally, and our Company in particular. The Board believes his experience and expertise in these matters make him well-qualified to serve as a member of the Board.

Carin Barth

Ms. Carin Marcy Barth is Director of the Company. She is co-founder and President of LB Capital, Inc. a private equity investment firm established in 1988. Since 2015, Ms. Barth has served on the Board of Directors of Enterprise Holdings, LLC, the General Partner of Enterprise Product Partners, L.P. one of the largest publicly traded partnerships and a leading North American provider of midstream energy services to producers and consumers of natural gas, and Black Stone Minerals, L.P. one of the largest oil and gas mineral and royalty companies in the United States, where she serves as Chair of the Audit Committee. Ms. Barth also serves as Chair of the Investment Advisory Committee for Texas Tech University, as a Trustee of the Welch Foundation, and as a Board member of the Ronald McDonald House in Houston, Texas. From 2008 to 2014, she served as a Commissioner for the Texas Department of Public Safety. Ms. Barth previously served on the Board of Directors of Bill Barrett Corporation where she served on the Compensation Committee and on the Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee from 2012 through 2016. Additional past board service includes Western Refining, Inc. from 2006 through 2016, where she served as Audit Committee Chair, Methodist Hospital Research Institute from 2007 through 2012, Encore Bancshares, Inc. from 2009 through 2012, Amegy Bancorporation, Inc. from 2006 through 2009, Texas Public Finance Authority from 2006 through 2008, and the Texas Tech University System Board of Regents from 1999 through 2005. Ms. Barth was also appointed by President George W. Bush to serve as Chief Financial Officer of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development from 2004 to 2005. Ms. Barth received a B.S. from the University of Alabama and an M.B.A. from Vanderbilt University’s Owen Graduate School of Management.

J. Terry Strange

Mr. J. Terry Strange is Independent Director of Group 1 Automotive Inc. since October 2003. In 2002, Mr. Strange retired from KPMG, LLP, an independent accounting firm, where he served from 1996 to 2002 as Vice Chairman, Managing Partner of U.S. Audit Practice and head of KPMG’s internal risk management program. He served as Global Managing Partner of Audit Business and a member of KPMG’s International Executive Committee from 1998 to 2002. During his 34-year career at KPMG, his work included interaction with the Financial Accounting Standards Board and the SEC, testifying before both bodies on issues impacting the auditing profession and SEC registrants. Mr. Strange serves on the Boards of Directors and the Audit Committees of New Jersey Resources Corporation, a retail and wholesale energy service provider, and on the Board of Directors, Audit Committee and as Chairman of the Nominating and Governance Committee of Newfield Exploration Company, an oil and gas exploration and production company. In addition, Mr. Strange serves on the Board of Directors, Risk Committee and as Chairman of the Audit and Compliance Committee of BBVA Compass, a banking institution. Mr. Strange also serves in a volunteer role on the Finance Committee of the National Cutting Horse Association, an equestrian organization that promotes and stages cutting horse events. Mr. Strange received his B.A. and M.B.A. in Accounting from the University of North Texas.

Charles Szews

Mr. Charles L. Szews serves as Independent Director of the Company. From 1996 through 2015, Mr. Szews held a series of senior management roles at Oshkosh Corporation (formerly Oshkosh Truck Corporation), a leading designer, manufacturer and marketer of a broad range of access equipment, commercial, fire & emergency, military and specialty vehicles and vehicle bodies. Mr. Szews joined Oshkosh in 1996 as vice president and chief financial officer. He was named executive vice president in 1997, president and chief operating officer in 2007, chief executive officer (CEO) in 2011, and retired as CEO inDecember 2015. Mr. Szews currently serves as a director and audit committee member of Rowan Companies. Mr. Szews also serves as a director and member of the audit and finance committees of Commercial Metals Company. Previously, Mr. Szews served as a director and audit committee member of Gardner Denver, Inc. from 2006 through its sale in 2013, during which he was appointed chair of the audit committee in 2012 and a member of the nominating and corporate governance committee in 2011.

Max Watson

Mr. Max P. Watson, Jr. is Independent Director of Group 1 Automotive, Inc. since May 2001. Mr. Watson served as President and Chief Executive Officer of BMC Software, Inc. a provider of enterprise management solutions, from April 1990 to January 2001. He served as Chairman of the Board of Directors of BMC from January 1992 until his retirement in April 2001. Mr. Watson serves on the Board of Trustees of Texas Children’s Hospital and as Chairman of the Quality and Safety Committee. From January 2007 through December 2008, Mr. Watson served as Chairman of the Board of Trustees of Texas Children’s Hospital. He also serves on the Board of Directors of Scenic Houston, an organization dedicated to preserving and enhancing the visual character of Houston. Mr. Watson received his degree from Louisiana Tech University.

MaryAnn Wright

Ms. MaryAnn Wright is Director of the Group 1 automative, inc. since August 2014. Ms. Wright has been employed by Johnson Controls Power Solutions, the global leader in lead-acid automotive and advanced batteries, serving as Group Vice President of Engineering & Product Development since 2013, and Vice President of Technology and Innovation from 2009 to 2013. She served as Vice President and General Manager for Johnson Controls Hybrid Systems business and as CEO of Johnson Controls-Saft from 2007-2009. Prior to joining Johnson Controls, Ms. Wright served as Executive Vice President Engineering, Product Development, Commercial and Program Management for Collins & Aikman Corporation. From 1988-2005, Ms. Wright served as Director, Sustainable Mobility Technologies and Hybrid Vehicle Programs at Ford Motor Company, and was the Chief Engineer of the 2005 Ford Escape Hybrid, the industry’s first full hybrid SUV and also led the launch of Ford’s first hydrogen-powered fuel cell fleet program. Ms. Wright also serves as a director on the Board of Governors at Argonne National Laboratory, the Technical Advisory Board of Fallbrook Technology Incorporated, the Foundation Board of the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, the Board of Trustees of Lawrence Technological University, and the Advisory Board for the University of Chicago’s Energy Policy Institute, and as Chairman of Friends for the Dearborn Animal Shelter. Ms. Wright received a B.A. in Economics and International Business and a Master of Science in Engineering from the University of Michigan and an M.B.A. from Wayne State University.

Basic Compensation

Name Fiscal Year Total

Stephen Quinn

338,633

Earl Hesterberg

4,574,320

John Rickel

2,311,900

Daryl Kenningham

--

Frank Grese

1,737,700

Darryl Burman

1,301,180

Lincoln Pereira

--

Peter DeLongchamps

1,401,850

John Adams

458,137

Carin Barth

--

J. Terry Strange

281,021

Charles Szews

34,416

Max Watson

221,350

MaryAnn Wright

211,507
As Of  30 Dec 2016