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Hooker Furniture Corp (HOFT.OQ)

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Paul Toms

62 2011 Chairman of the Board, Chief Executive Officer

Paul Huckfeldt

59 2013 Chief Financial Officer, Senior Vice President - Finance and Accounting

Michael Delgatti

63 2017 President of Hooker Furniture legacy companies

Jeremy Hoff

2017 President - Hooker Upholstery

George Revington

70 2017 Chief Operating Officer; President and Chief Operating Officer - Home Meridian

Anne Jacobsen

55 2014 Senior Vice President - Administration

Henry Williamson

69 2016 Lead Independent Director

Paulette Garafolo

2017 Director

Tonya Jackson

2017 Director

W. Christopher Beeler

65 2016 Independent Director

John Gregory

69 1988 Independent Director

Edwin Ryder

69 2016 Independent Director

David Sweet

70 2006 Independent Director

Ellen Taaffe

55 2015 Independent Director

Biographies

Name Description

Paul Toms

Mr. Paul B. Toms, Jr. is Chairman of the Board, Chief Executive Officer of the Company. He has been Chairman and Chief Executive Officer since December 2000 and also served as President for most of the period from November 2006 to August 2011. Mr. Toms was President and Chief Operating Officer from December 1999 to December 2000, Executive Vice President - Marketing from 1994 to December 1999, Senior Vice President - Sales and Marketing from 1993 to 1994, and Vice President - Sales from 1987 to 1993. Mr. Toms joined the Company in 1983 and has been a Director since 1993.

Paul Huckfeldt

Mr. Paul A. Huckfeldt is Chief Financial Officer, Senior Vice President - Finance and Accounting of the Company. He has been Senior Vice President - Finance and Accounting since September 2013 and Chief Financial Officer since January 2011. Mr. Huckfeldt served as Vice President – Finance and Accounting from December 2010 to September 2013, Corporate Controller and Chief Accounting Officer from January 2010 to January 2011, Manager of Operations Accounting from March 2006 to December 2009 and led the Company’s Sarbanes-Oxley implementation and subsequent compliance efforts from April 2004 to March 2006.

Michael Delgatti

Mr. Michael W. Delgatti, Jr. is President of Hooker Furniture legacy companies of the Company. He served as President- Hooker Furniture Corporation from February 2014 to January 2017, President – Hooker Upholstery from August 2011 to January 2014 and Executive Vice-President of Corporate Sales from September 2012 to January 2014. Mr. Delgatti joined the Company in January of 2009 as Executive Vice-President of Hooker Upholstery.

Jeremy Hoff

Mr. Jeremy Hoff serves as President - Hooker Upholstery of the Company. Most recently, Hoff served as President of Theodore Alexander Furniture since 2015, and prior to that was Senior Vice President of Sales at A.R.T. Furniture Inc., where he pioneered the upholstery category for the company.

George Revington

Mr. George Revington is Chief Operating Officer; President and Chief Operating Officer - Home Meridian of the Company. He has been Chief Operating Officer since February 2017 and President and Chief Operating Officer of the Home Meridian division upon the acquisition of Home Meridian’s assets by the Company in February 2016. Prior to that, Mr. Revington served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Home Meridian International since its creation in 2006.

Anne Jacobsen

Ms. Anne M. Jacobsen is Senior Vice President- Administration of the company. She joined the Company in January of 2008 as Director of Human Resources and served as Vice President- H R and Administration from January 2011 to January 2014 and Vice President-Human Resources from November 2008 to January 2011.

Henry Williamson

Mr. Henry G. Williamson, Jr. is Lead Independent Director of the Company. He is the retired Chief Operating Officer of BB&T Corporation and Branch Banking and Trust Company of North Carolina, South Carolina and Virginia. He held that position from 1989 until his retirement in June 2004. Mr. Williamson is a member of the Audit Committee, the Compensation Committee and the Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee. Mr. Williamson’s executive management experience at a large publicly traded company, including his financial oversight responsibilities complement Mr. Toms’ experience and coupled with Mr. Williamson’s extensive knowledge of finance and banking, well qualify him to serve as a director and lead director of the Company.

Paulette Garafolo

Tonya Jackson

W. Christopher Beeler

Mr. W. Christopher Beeler, Jr. is Independent Director of the Company. He has been a director of Virginia Mirror Company, Inc. and Virginia Glass Products Corporation, both of which manufacture and fabricate architectural glass products, since 1986 and Chairman since 2000. He also served as President of those companies from 1988 until August 2011 and as CEO of those companies from 1997 until August 2011. In addition, he served on the board of directors and as a member of the audit committee of BB&T of Virginia (a wholly owned subsidiary of BB&T Corporation) from 1999-2006 and is a certified public accountant licensed in the Commonwealth of Virginia. Mr. Beeler serves as chair of the Audit Committee and is a member of the Compensation Committee and the Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee. Mr. Beeler’s executive experience, which encompasses traditional corporate management functions such as accounting, treasury and cash management, sales, information technology, manufacturing, distribution, and human resources, as well as short-range and long-range planning well qualifies him to serve as a director.

John Gregory

Mr. John L. Gregory, III is Independent Director of the Company. He is a shareholder, officer and director of the law firm of Young, Haskins, Mann, Gregory, McGarry & Wall, P.C. Mr. Gregory is a member of the Compensation Committee, the Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee and the Audit Committee. The knowledge and experience Mr. Gregory has gained from his 25 years of experience as a director with the Company and his 40 years of experience as an attorney well qualify him to serve as a director of the Company.

Edwin Ryder

Mr. Edwin Larry Ryder is Independent Director of the Company. He retired as Executive Vice President – Finance and Administration and Chief Financial Officer of the Company in January 2011, with 34 years of experience in that and other senior management roles with the Company.

David Sweet

Mr. David G. Sweet is so longer Independent Director of the Company. He is the retired Vice President of The North Face, a designer and marketer of outdoor apparel and a division of VF Corporation. He held that position from 2002 until his retirement in December 2004. He served as Vice President of VF Outdoor – Europe from 2000 to 2002. Before 2000, Mr. Sweet held various management positions during his career with VF Corporation. Mr. Sweet serves as chairman of the Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee and a member of the Audit Committee and Compensation Committee. His 26 years of senior management experience at VF Corporation, including his operations experience in supply chain management, product sourcing and distribution, well qualifies him to serve as a director of the Company.

Ellen Taaffe

Ms. Ellen Connelly Taaffe is Independent Director of the Company. She joined the Clinical Faculty of Leadership at Northwestern University's Kellogg School of Management, where she is also Director of Women's Leadership Programming. She has been a Marketing Strategy Consultant and Executive Leadership Coach since 2015. Prior to founding her consulting business, she was President of Smith-Dahmer Associates LLC, a research and brand strategy consulting firm from 2010-2015. Prior to that, Ms. Taaffe served in various senior management positions at Whirlpool Corporation, Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd., and PepsiCo. Earlier in her career, she held numerous positions in brand management, trade marketing, and sales at the Quaker Oats Company from 1984 - 2001. Ms. Taaffe has served on the board of directors of John B. Sanfilippo & Son Inc., a Chicago-based baking and snack nut processor, distributor and marketer, since 2011, where she is a member of the Compensation Committee, Governance Committee, and Audit Committee. Her executive experience at various public companies, her current service on a public-company board of directors and expertise in and knowledge of traditional and digital marketing best practices in high-ticket consumer durables, well qualify her to serve as a director of the Company.