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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Jean-Pierre Ergas

77 Independent Chairman of the Board

Jeffrey Niew

50 2014 President, Chief Executive Officer, Director

John Anderson

53 2013 Chief Financial Officer, Senior Vice President

Michael Polacek

2017 President - Intelligent Audio

Christian Scherp

51 2015 President - Performance Audio

Daniel Giesecke

49 2014 Chief Operating Officer, Senior Vice President

Raymond Cabrera

50 2014 Senior Vice President of Human Resources, Chief Administrative Officer

Thomas Jackson

51 2014 Senior Vice President, General Counsel, Corporate Secretary

Helmut Vogler

2017 Senior Vice President - Global Sales

Bryan Mittelman

46 2014 Vice President, Controller

Keith Barnes

65 2014 Independent Director

Hermann Eul

58 2015 Independent Director

Didier Hirsch

66 2014 Independent Director

Ronald Jankov

58 2014 Independent Director

Richard Lochridge

73 2014 Independent Director

Donald Macleod

68 2014 Independent Director

Cheryl Shavers

63 2017 Independent Director

Michael Knapp

Vice President - Investor Relations

Biographies

Name Description

Jean-Pierre Ergas

Mr. Jean-Pierre M. Ergas serves as Independent Chairman of the Board of Knowles Corporation. Mr. Ergas is a private investor. Since 2010, he has been the Managing Partner of Ergas Ventures, LLC. He is also the former Chief Executive Officer (from 2000 to 2007) of BWAY Corporation, a steel and plastic container manufacturer, and American National Can Company, Cegedur Pechiney, Cebal S.A. and Alcan Europe, and former senior executive at Pechiney S.A. and Alcan Aluminum Limited. He served as Director (since 1995) and former Chairman of the Board of Directors (from 2000 to 2010) of BWAY Corporation. Former director of Dover Corporation (from 1994 to 2016) and Plastic Omnium (from 1990 to 2016).

Jeffrey Niew

Mr. Jeffrey S. Niew serves as President, Chief Executive Officer, Director of Knowles Corporation. He has served as President & Chief Executive Officer of Knowles (since 2013). Former Vice President of Dover Corporation and President and Chief Executive Officer of Dover Communication Technologies (from 2011 to February 2014). Mr. Niew joined Knowles Electronics LLC in 2000, and became Chief Operating Officer in 2007, President in 2008 and President and Chief Executive Officer in 2010. Prior to joining Knowles Electronics, Mr. Niew was employed by Littelfuse, Inc. (from 1995 to 2000) where he held various positions in product management, sales and engineering in the Electronic Products group, and by Hewlett-Packard Company (from 1988 to 1994) where he served in various engineering and product management roles in the Optoelectronics Group. He has served as Director of Advanced Diamond Technologies, Inc.; member of the Advisory Board of the University of Illinois – College of Engineering.

John Anderson

Mr. John S. Anderson has served as Chief Financial Officer, Senior Vice President of Knowles Corporation. He has served as Senior Vice President & Chief Financial Officer since December 2013. From January 2013 until the Separation in February 2014, Mr. Anderson served as Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Dover Communication Technologies. Previously, Mr. Anderson served as Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Dover Energy (from August 2010 to January 2013) and Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Dover Fluid Management (from October 2009 to August 2010). Previous experience includes the roles of Corporate Controller and Director Financial Planning & Analysis for Sauer-Danfoss Inc. (from October 2004 to October 2009) and Director of Finance and Controller for Borg Warner Turbo Systems GmbH (from August 2002 to October 2004).

Michael Polacek

Mr. Michael S. Polacek serves as President - Intelligent Audio of the Company. Mike comes to Knowles with significant technology industry experience including demonstrated success in strategic planning, corporate development and leading both established and emerging businesses to high- revenue growth. In addition to working at Philips Semiconductor (now NXP), he spent nearly 20 years at National Semiconductor where he held executive-level leadership roles for a variety of business units including system, software, analog and digital technologies. Mike's most recent responsibility at National was to manage high-growth businesses, lead business incubation efforts, and manage mergers and acquisitions. Mike left National after Texas Instruments acquired the company in 2011. He then served as a strategic adviser for KKR Private Equity, and most recently was a partner with investment management firm Eachwin Capital. Mike graduated from the University of Illinois in Champaign with a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Engineering, and later received his Master of Business Administration degree from Santa Clara University.

Christian Scherp

Mr. Christian U. Scherp has served as President - Performance Audio of Knowles Corporation since September 2012. He has served as President, Performance Audio since July 2015 and prior thereto he was Co-President, Mobile Consumer Electronics - Speakers and Receivers (from September 2012 to June 2015). Prior to joining Knowles Electronics, Mr. Scherp served as the Global Head of Sales for the Consumer Devices business of TE Connectivity, a manufacturer of connectivity and sensor platforms (from November 2011 to August 2012). Additional previous experience includes the following roles at Conexant Systems: Executive Vice President of Sales (from January 2011 to June 2011), Co-President, WW Sales, Marketing, Program Management (from July 2009 to December 2010) and President (from 2008 to 2009).

Daniel Giesecke

Mr. Daniel J. Giesecke has served as Chief Operating Officer, Senior Vice President of Knowles Corporation., since February 2014. From January 2012 until the Separation in February 2014, Mr. Giesecke served as Vice President, Global Operations of Dover Communication Technologies. Previously, Mr. Giesecke served as Vice President, Advanced Manufacturing Engineering, Knowles Electronics (from February 2009 to January 2012), Senior Director, Advanced Manufacturing Engineering, Knowles Electronics (from January 2008 to February 2009), Director of Engineering Operations, Knowles Electronics (from November 2003 to January 2008) and various operations, supply chain and engineering positions since he joined Knowles Electronics in 1995.

Raymond Cabrera

Mr. Raymond D. Cabrera has served as Senior Vice President of Human Resources, Chief Administrative Officer of Knowles Corporation., since February 2014. From November 2011 until the Separation in February 2014, Mr. Cabrera served as Vice President, Human Resources of Dover Communication Technologies. Previously, Mr. Cabrera served in the following capacities at Knowles: as Vice President, Human Resources and Chief Administrative Officer (from January 2004 to November 2011), Vice President, Human Resources (from March 2000 to January 2004) and Director, Human Resources (from June 1997 to March 2000) of Knowles Electronics.

Thomas Jackson

Mr. Thomas G. Jackson serves as Senior Vice President, General Counsel, Corporate Secretary of Knowles Corporation, since April 1, 2014. From January 2012 until the Separation in February 2014, Mr. Giesecke served as Vice President, Global Operations of Dover Communication Technologies. Previously, Mr. Giesecke served as Vice President, Advanced Manufacturing Engineering, Knowles Electronics (from February 2009 to January 2012), Senior Director, Advanced Manufacturing Engineering, Knowles Electronics (from January 2008 to February 2009), Director of Engineering Operations, Knowles Electronics (from November 2003 to January 2008) and various operations, supply chain and engineering positions since he joined Knowles Electronics in 1995.

Helmut Vogler

Mr. Helmut Vogler is Senior Vice President - Global Sales of the Company. Mr. Vogler brings significant leadership experience with semiconductor companies. He has held executive roles in sales, marketing and general management with Siemens, Infineon and Intel. Mr. Vogler served on the executive team for Infineon's wireless solutions business that was later acquired by Intel in 2011. Post-acquisition, he assumed the role of vice president of sales and marketing for Intel Mobile Communications, and successfully established and cultivated key relationships with top-tier mobile customers.

Bryan Mittelman

Mr. Bryan E. Mittelman has served as Vice President, Controller of Knowles Corporation, since February 2014. Mr. Mittelman started his career at Knowles in September 2013. Previously, Mr. Mittelman served as the Controller for Morningstar, Inc., an investment research and investment management company from December 2011 to September 2013. Additional prior experience includes operating his consulting business from June 2010 to December 2011 and the following roles at Siemens Healthcare Diagnostics and Dade Behring (which was acquired by Siemens in 2007): Vice President, Finance, North America (from January 2008 to May 2010), Vice President, Finance, Americas (from January 2007 to December 2007), Vice President, Corporate Audit and Advisory Services (from March 2006 to December 2006), Assistant Corporate Controller (from April 2005 to February 2006) and Director of Financial Reporting (from July 2002 to April 2005).

Keith Barnes

Mr. Keith L. Barnes is Independent Director of Knowles Corporation. He has served as Chairman and CEO of Barnes Capital Management, a family office investment company, since 2011. Mr. Barnes is the retired Chairman and CEO of Verigy Pte. Ltd. Mr. Barnes served as CEO at Verigy Ltd from 2006 to 2010 and Chairman of the Board from 2008 to 2011; Chairman and CEO of Electroglas, Inc., from 2003 to 2006; and CEO of Integrated Measurement Systems, Inc., from 1995 to 2001. Before that, he was a division president at Cadence Design Systems, Inc., and prior thereto, division president of Valid Logic Systems, Inc. He has served as Director of Mentor Graphics Corporation (since 2012); Viavi Solutions Corporation (since 2011 and chairman of the compensation committee, currently); Rogers Corporation (since 2015); The Classic Wines Auction; and San Jose State University Tower Foundation. Former director of Spansion, Inc. (from 2011 to 2015) (Spansion merged with Cypress Semiconductor Corporation in 2015), Intermec Inc. (from 2012 to 2013), Verigy Ltd. (from 2006 to 2010), Cascade Microtech, Inc. (from 2004 to 2010), Electroglas Inc. (from 2003 to 2006), and DATAIO Corporation (from 1996 to 2001). Former Vice Chairman of the Board of Directors of Oregon Growth Account (from 2002 to 2003).

Hermann Eul

Prof. Dr. Hermann Eul is an Independent Director of Knowles Corporation . He is Former Corporate Vice President and General Manager (from 2011 to 2016) and President and Managing Director, Intel Mobile Communications/Intel Deutschland GmbH (from 2011 to 2015). Prof. Dr. Eul joined Intel Corporation with its acquisition of Infineon’s wireless solutions business. At Infineon Technologies, Prof. Dr. Eul served as Executive Vice President and a member of the management board (from 2005 to 2011) responsible for research and development (Chief Technology Officer) as well as sales and marketing (Chief Marketing Officer). He also served as President of Infineon’s communications business (from 2005 to 2008). From 1991, before being promoted into Infineon’s executive board, he held numerous management positions at Infineon, including eight years at Siemens in various business positions. He also served as a member of Acatech, BDI and Bitkom, each a significant German association and Tactual Labs, Inc.

Didier Hirsch

Mr. Didier Hirsch is Independent Director of the Company., since December 2014. He is Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer (since 2010) of Agilent Technologies, Inc., a global leader in life science, diagnostics and applied chemical markets, providing instruments, software, services and consumables for the entire laboratory workflow. Previously served as Agilent’s Chief Accounting Officer (from 2007 to 2010), interim Chief Financial Officer (2010), Vice President, Corporate Controllership and Tax (from 2006 to 2010), Vice President and Controller (from 2003 to 2006) and Vice President and Treasurer (from 1999 to 2003). Prior to joining Agilent, Mr. Hirsch served in various financial capacities and roles (from 1989 to 1999) at Hewlett-Packard Company. He has served as Director of Logitech International S.A. (since 2012). Former director of International Rectifier Corporation (from 2012 to 2015).

Ronald Jankov

Mr. Ronald Steven Jankov is an Independent Director of Knowles Corporation. Previously served as the Senior Vice President and General Manager of the Processors and Wireless Infrastructure Division (from 2012 to 2014) of Broadcom Corp., a provider of semiconductor solutions for wired and wireless communications. Mr. Jankov joined Broadcom in 2012 following its acquisition of NetLogic Microsystems Inc., a fabless semiconductor company that went public in 2004, where Mr. Jankov served as President and Chief Executive Officer (from 2000 to 2012). Previously, Mr. Jankov served as Vice President of Sales and then Vice President and General Manager for the Multimedia Division (from 1995 to 1999) of NeoMagic Corporation, as Vice President (from 1994 to 1995) of Cyrix Corporation and as founder (from 1990 to 1994) of Accell Corp. He served as Director of Xilinx, Inc. (since 2016) and sole trustee of the Jankov Trust and the Grace Czimarik Charitable Trust. Former director of NetLogic Microsystems Inc. (from 2000 to 2012) and eASIC Corporation (from 2014 to 2016).

Richard Lochridge

Mr. Richard K. Lochridge is an Independent Director of Knowles Corporation. He is Retired President (from 1986 to 2010) of Lochridge & Company, Inc., a management consulting firm. Over a period of 30 years, Mr. Lochridge has served on the boards of seven public companies, including his current service as a director of Dover Corporation (since 1999). Mr. Lochridge is a former Director of PetSmart, Inc. (from 1998 to 2015) and The Lowe’s Company, Inc. (from 1998 to 2016).

Donald Macleod

Mr. Donald J. Macleod is an Independent Director of Knowles Corporation. He was Former Chief Executive Officer (from 2009 to 2011) of National Semiconductor Corporation, an analog semiconductor company, until National Semiconductor was acquired by Texas Instruments Incorporated. Mr. Macleod joined National Semiconductor in 1978 and served in a variety of executive positions prior to becoming Chief Executive Officer, including Chief Operating Officer (from 2001 to 2009), and Chief Financial Officer (from 1991 to 2001). He has served as Director of Broadcom Ltd (formerly, Avago Technologies Limited) (since 2007). Former Chairman of the Board of Intersil Corporation (2012-2017) and former Chairman of the Board of National Semiconductor (from 2010 to 2011).

Cheryl Shavers

Dr. Cheryl L. Shavers, Ph.D. serves as Independent Director of the Company. Dr. Cheryl Shavers currently serves as Chief Executive Officer of Global Smarts, Inc. an advisory services and strategy firm which she founded in 2001. In this role, she consults small and established businesses as well as government agencies on managing growth opportunities and the innovative process. Between 1999 and 2001, Dr. Shavers served as the Undersecretary of Commerce for Technology at the U.S. Department of Commerce, where she oversaw the Office of Technology Policy and the Technology Administration, the focal point for partnerships between the US government and the private sector pertaining to commercial and industrial innovation, productivity and economic growth. She also oversaw the National Institute of Standards and Technology, the National Technical Information Service and the Office of Space Commercialization. Dr. Shavers was one of the highest-ranking technologists in the Clinton Administration at the time. Prior to joining the Clinton administration, she held a variety of roles at Intel Corporation and Hewlett-Packard, including director of Emerging Technologies and sector manager of the Microprocessor Products Group for Intel. Dr. Shavers also is a director of Rockwell Collins. Dr. Shavers holds a doctorate in Solid State Chemistry and a bachelor's degree in Chemistry from Arizona State University.

Michael Knapp

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