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Helen of Troy Ltd (HELE.OQ)

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Gary Abromovitz

74 2016 Deputy Chairman of the Board, Independent Director

Timothy Meeker

70 2014 Independent Chairman of the Board

Julien Mininberg

52 2014 Chief Executive Officer, Director

Brian Grass

47 2017 Chief Financial Officer, Principal Accounting Officer

Vincent Carson

57 2014 Chief Legal Officer and Secretary

Krista Berry

52 2017 Independent Director

John Butterworth

65 2002 Independent Director

Thurman Case

60 2017 Independent Director

Beryl Raff

66 2014 Independent Director

William Susetka

64 2009 Independent Director

Darren Woody

57 2004 Independent Director

Anne Rakunas

IR Contact Officer

Biographies

Name Description

Gary Abromovitz

Mr. Gary B. Abromovitz serves as Deputy Chairman of the Board, Independent Director of Helen of Troy Limited He has been a Director of the Company since 1990. He is Deputy Chairman of the Board and during his tenure has served as Chair of the Compensation, Nominating, Governance, and Audit Committees. He currently serves as a member of each of those Committees and chairs the executive sessions of the independent Directors. Mr. Abromovitz is an attorney and continues to act as a consultant to several law firms in business related matters. He also has been active for more than thirty years in various real estate development and acquisition transactions. Until August 10, 2012, Mr. Abromovitz served as a Director of Cardio Vascular Bio Therapeutics, Inc. Mr. Abromovitz provides the Board with a significant leadership role as Deputy Chairman and an in-depth knowledge of the history and operations of the Company.

Timothy Meeker

Mr. Timothy F. Meeker serves as Independent Chairman of the Board of Helen of Troy Limited. Mr. Meeker is also Chairman of the Nominating Committee and serves as a member of the Compensation Committee. Since 2002, Mr. Meeker has served as President and principal in Meeker and Associates, a privately-held management consulting firm. Mr. Meeker served as Senior Vice President, Sales & Customer Development for Bristol-Myers Squibb, a consumer products and pharmaceutical company, from 1996 through 2002. From 1989 to 1996, Mr. Meeker served as Vice President of Sales for Bristol-Myers’ Clairol Division. Mr. Meeker has over thirty-seven years of experience in the consumer products industry resulting in extensive general management experience with responsibilities for sales, distribution, finance, human resources, customer service and facilities.

Julien Mininberg

Mr. Julien R. Mininberg serves as Chief Executive Officer, Director of Helen of Troy Limited. Prior to his appointment as CEO, Mr. Mininberg had served as the Chief Executive Officer of Kaz Inc. (“Kaz”), a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Company since December 2010. Kaz comprises the Healthcare/Home Environment segment of the Company, which is the Company’s largest and most global business segment. Mr. Mininberg joined Kaz in 2006 serving as Chief Marketing Officer and was appointed President in September 2007, where he served until he was appointed Chief Executive Officer of Kaz in September 2010. Before joining Kaz, Mr. Mininberg worked 15 years at Procter & Gamble Co. (“P&G”), where he spent an equal amount of time in the United States and Latin America serving in a variety of marketing and general management capacities. In the U.S., he worked in brand management, serving as Brand Manager in P&G’s Health Care division. He was promoted to Marketing Director in 1997 and transferred to Latin America, where he served in the Fabric & Home Care division before being promoted to Country Manager for P&G’s Home Care business in Latin America. In 2003, he became Country Manager for Central America overseeing all P&G business in that region. Mr. Mininberg earned his Bachelor’s degree and MBA from Yale University. He currently serves on the Board of Advisors for Yale School of Management and serves as Past President of its global Alumni Association Board of Directors.

Brian Grass

Mr. Brian L. Grass serves as Chief Financial Officer, Principal Accounting Officer of Helen of Troy Limited. Prior to the new appointment, he had served in the capacity of the Company’s Assistant Chief Financial Officer. Prior to joining the Company, Mr. Grass spent seven years in public accounting at KPMG LLP and six years in various financial leadership roles at Tenet Healthcare Corporation, a healthcare services company.

Vincent Carson

Mr. Vincent D. Carson serves as Chief Legal Officer and Secretary of Helen of Troy Limited. In May 2014, Mr. Carson joined the Company in November 2001. In May 2014, Mr. Carson was appointed Chief Legal Officer and Secretary of the Company. Prior to the new appointment, he had served in the capacity of Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary from November 2001 to September 2010. From September 2010 to April 30, 2014, he served as Senior Vice President, General Counsel, and Secretary of the Company. Prior to joining the Company, Mr. Carson had a 16 year legal career in private practice in El Paso, Texas.

Krista Berry

Ms. Krista Berry serves as Independent Director of the company. Ms. Berry most recently served as the Chief Digital Officer for the Kohl’s Corporation, an operator of over 1,160 department stores across the U.S. and a direct to consumer ecommerce business selling exclusive and national brand apparel, footwear, beauty, and home products from 2014 to 2016. Ms. Berry also served in the role of Executive Vice President of Multi-Channel Commerce from 2012 to 2014. Prior to her tenure at Kohl’s, Ms. Berry served as the General Manager of North American Direct to Consumer at Nike, Inc. from 2009 to 2011, and as the General Manager of North American Digital Commerce from 2007 to 2009. Ms. Berry also held various management and leadership roles at Target Corporation from 1987 to 2007.

John Butterworth

Mr. John B. Butterworth serves as Independent Director of Helen of Troy Limited. Mr. Butterworth is a Certified Public Accountant and a shareholder in the public accounting firm of Weatherley, Butterworth, Macias & Graves P.C. located in El Paso, Texas. Mr. Butterworth has thirty-six years of certified public accounting experience and has been a member of the Company’s Audit Committee for the last thirteen years. Mr. Butterworth has valuable accounting and tax expertise. Additionally, Mr. Butterworth has gained a deep understanding of the Company’s business that enables him to provide significant insights regarding the Company’s financial and accounting related matters.

Thurman Case

Mr. Thurman K. Case serves as Independent Director of the company. He was appointed as Chairman of the Audit Committee in March 2017. Mr. Case has been the Chief Financial Officer of Cirrus Logic, Inc., a leader in high performance, low-power integrated circuits for audio and voice signal processing applications since 2007. Prior to being appointed to his current position, Mr. Case served in various positions at Cirrus Logic, including as Vice President, Treasurer, Financial Planning and Analysis from 2004 to 2007, Vice President, Finance from 2002 to 2004, and as Director of Finance from 2000 to 2002. Before his tenure at Cirrus Logic, Mr. Case served in a variety of financial leadership positions, including at Case Associates, Inc. and Public Service Company of New Mexico. Mr. Case received a Bachelor of Economics degree and a Masters of Business Administration from New Mexico State University.

Beryl Raff

Ms. Beryl B. Raff serves as Independent Director of Helen of Troy Limited. Since April 2009, Ms. Raff has served as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer at Helzberg Diamond Shops Inc., a jewelry retailer and a wholly owned subsidiary of Berkshire Hathaway Inc. From 2005 through April 2009, she served as Executive Vice President-General Merchandise Manager for the fine jewelry division of J.C. Penney Company, Inc., a retailer of apparel and home furnishings. From 2001 through 2005, Ms. Raff served as Senior Vice President-General Merchandise Manager for the fine jewelry division of J.C. Penney. Prior to joining J.C. Penney, Beryl served in various leadership roles of Zale Corporation, a national retail jewelry chain, last serving as its Chairman and Chief Executive Officer. Ms. Raff served on the Board of Directors of Group 1 Automotive, Inc., an automotive retail operator, as a member of its Compensation Committee and Chairman of the Governance/Nomination Committee from 2007 to 2015. Since September 2014, Ms. Raff has served on the Board of Directors of The Michaels Stores, Inc., a national retail chain of arts and crafts specialty stores, and is a member of its Audit Committee. Ms. Raff serves on the Advisory Board of Jewelers Circular Keystone, a trade publication and industry authority, and as Chairman of the Board of the Jewelers Vigilance Committee, a non-profit organization focused on legal and regulatory issues facing the jewelry industry. Ms. Raff is also a Director of the NACD Heartland Chapter, a non-profit organization dedicated to excellence in board leadership. From 2001 through February 2011, Ms. Raff served on the Board of Directors, the Corporate Governance Committee and the Compensation Committee of Jo-Ann Stores, Inc., a national specialty retailer of craft, sewing and decorating products. Ms. Raff graduated from Boston University with a Bachelor of Business Administration degree and from Drexel University with a Masters of Business Administration.

William Susetka

Mr. William F. Susetka serves as Independent Director of Helen of Troy Limited. He also serves as a member of the Nominating Committee. Mr. Susetka spent thirty years in marketing and senior management for Clairol, Inc. and Avon Products, Inc. From 1999 to 2001, Mr. Susetka was President of the Clairol U.S. Retail Division, with additional responsibility for worldwide research and development and manufacturing. From 2002 through 2005, Mr. Susetka was President of Global Marketing at Avon Products, Inc. where he led worldwide marketing, advertising and research and development and served on Avon’s Executive Committee. Prior to 1999, he held positions as President of the Clairol International Division and Vice President/General Manager for the Clairol Professional Products Division. He served as a Board Member of the Cosmetics, Toiletry and Fragrance Association from 1999 to 2005 and as a member of the Avon Foundation Board from 2004 to 2005. From October 2005 to January 2006, Mr. Susetka was Chief Operating Officer of Nice Pak Products, Inc., a manufacturer of private labeled pre-moistened wipes and other antiseptic wipes. From 2007 through May 2009, he served as Chief Marketing Officer for the LPGA (Ladies Professional Golf Association). Mr. Susetka currently serves on the LPGA Board of Directors.

Darren Woody

Mr. Darren G. Woody serves as Independent Director of Helen of Troy Limited. Mr. Woody chairs the Corporate Governance Committee and also serves as a member of the Compensation and Nominating Committees. Mr. Woody is President and Chief Executive Officer of Jordan Foster Construction, LLC, a construction firm with offices in Austin, Dallas, El Paso, Houston, and San Antonio, Texas and field operations throughout the United States. The firm specializes in military, commercial, multi-family, and highway construction. He has served in this capacity since August of 2000. Previously, Mr. Woody was a partner in the law firm of Krafsur, Gordon, Mott, Davis and Woody P.C., where he specialized in real estate, business acquisitions and complex financing arrangements.

Anne Rakunas

Basic Compensation

Name Fiscal Year Total

Gary Abromovitz

220,000

Timothy Meeker

306,250

Julien Mininberg

6,824,530

Brian Grass

1,310,580

Vincent Carson

1,389,770

Krista Berry

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John Butterworth

200,000

Thurman Case

16,667

Beryl Raff

200,000

William Susetka

215,000

Darren Woody

205,000

Anne Rakunas

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As Of  27 Feb 2017