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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

John Fischer

62 2017 Chairman of the Board, President, Chief Executive Officer

Todd Slater

54 2014 Chief Financial Officer, Vice President

Brett Flaugher

53 2018 President, Winchester

Pat Dawson

60 2015 Executive Vice President and President - Epoxy and International

John McIntosh

63 2017 Executive Vice President Synergies and Systems

James Varilek

59 2015 Executive Vice President, President - Chlor Alkali Vinyls and Services

John Sampson

57 2016 Vice President and Senior Vice President, Business Operations

Thomas O'Keefe

59 2016 Senior Vice President, Ammunition

Eric Blanchard

61 2017 Vice President, General Counsel, Secretary

Randee Sumner

44 2014 Vice President, Controller

Teresa Vermillion

42 2018 Vice President, Treasurer

Dolores Ennico

65 2009 Vice President - Human Resources

William Weideman

63 2018 Lead Independent Director

Stephanie Streeter

60 2018 Director

Gray Benoist

65 2009 Independent Director

Donald Bogus

71 2005 Independent Director

C. Robert Bunch

63 2005 Independent Director

Randall Larrimore

70 2005 Independent Director

John O'Connor

63 2006 Independent Director

Earl Shipp

60 2017 Independent Director

Vincent Smith

68 2008 Independent Director

Carol Williams

60 2015 Independent Director

Larry Kromidas

Assistant Treasurer and Director - Investor Relations

Biographies

Name Description

John Fischer

Mr. John E. Fischer serves as Chairman of the Board, President and Chief Executive Officer of the Company. He became Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer of Olin on April 27, 2017. He held the positions of President and Chief Executive Officer since May 1, 2016, President and Chief Operating Officer from May 2014 until April 30, 2016, Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer from October 2010 until May 2014, Vice President and Chief Financial Officer from May 2005 to October 2010, Vice President, Finance and Controller from June 2004 until May 2005, after rejoining Olin in early 2004. From 2002 through 2003, he served as an independent financial consultant to Olin and other unaffiliated companies. From 1996 through 2001, he directed all financial functions, acquisitions and divestments for Primex Technologies, Inc. (a munitions, propellants, satellite propulsion systems and electronic products manufacturing company spun off from Olin in 1996 and is now called General Dynamics Ordnance and Tactical Systems). Prior to this, Mr. Fischer was Vice President and Financial Officer for Olin’s Ordnance division where he supervised all division financial reporting and planning and government contract management. He began his career with General Defense Corporation in 1977, serving in various accounting and cost accounting positions prior to being appointed Controller in 1985. Mr. Fischer earned a bachelor’s degree in accounting and economics from Franklin and Marshall College and a master’s degree in finance from Pennsylvania State University. Mr. Fischer’s extensive financial and executive management experience, deep knowledge of Olin and extensive involvement in the transaction of the acquired businesses from Dow, now known as DowDupont, and his leading the integration provide valuable expertise.

Todd Slater

Mr. Todd A. Slater is Chief Financial Officer, Vice President of the Company. From October 2010 until May 3, 2014, he served as Vice President, Finance and Controller; and from May 2005 until September 2010, he served as Vice President and Controller, all at Olin.

Brett Flaugher

Mr. Brett A. Flaugher is President, Winchester of the Company. From January 2003 until September 2016, he served as Vice President, Marketing & Sales at Winchester. He joined Olin in 1986 as a Sales Representative in the Winchester Ammunition Division for the Texas and Oklahoma area and held a number of positions of increasing responsibility within Winchester’s sales and marketing department.

Pat Dawson

Mr. Pat D. Dawson serves as Executive Vice President of Olin and President - Epoxy and International., a subsidiary of the Company. From July 2013 through October 4, 2015, he was Senior Vice President, Epoxy and Corporate Project Development; from September 2009 to July 2013, he served as the President of Dow Asia Pacific; and from January 2004 to September 2009, he served as Group President for the Polyurethanes Business, all at The Dow Chemical Company, now known as DowDupont. His career began at Dow in 1980.

John McIntosh

Mr. John L. McIntosh is Executive Vice President - Synergies and Systems of the Company. From October 5, 2015 until December 31, 2016, he served as Executive Vice President, Chemicals and Ammunition; from May 2014 until October 4, 2015, he served as Senior Vice President, Chemicals; from January 2011 until April 2014, he served as Senior Vice President, Operations; and from October 2010 until December 2010, he served as Senior Vice President, Chemicals, all at Olin.

James Varilek

Mr. James A. Varilek is Executive Vice President and President - Chlor Alkali Vinyls and Services., a subsidiary of the Company. In November 2013, he was named President of the U.S. Chlor Alkali & Vinyl Business and in March 2015, he assumed additional responsibilities as Chief Operating Officer of Dow Chlorine Products; from December 2010 to November 2013, he was Business Vice President for the Dow Services Business, adding Vice President for Procurement in July 2013; from November 2008 to December 2010, he was Vice President for Business Services, Advanced Materials Division; and from February 2006 to November 2008, he was Vice President of Global Supply Chain, all at The Dow Chemical Company, now known as DowDupont. His career began at Dow in 1982.

John Sampson

Mr. John M. Sampson is Vice President and Senior Vice President - Business Operations of the Company. From October 5, 2015 until October 13, 2016, he served as Vice President of Olin and Vice President, Manufacturing and Engineering, Chlor Alkali Products & Vinyls/Epoxy; from October 5, 2015 to October 2016, he served as Vice President of Olin and Vice President, Manufacturing and Engineering, Chlor Alkali Vinyls, Epoxy and Global Chlorinated Organics. From February 2014 to October 2015, he served as Vice President, Dow Chlorine Products Operations; from November 2012 to February 2014, he served as Vice President of Environmental, Health, & Safety Operations; from 2011 to 2012, he served as Manufacturing Vice President for Chemicals & Energy; and from 2007 to 2011, he served as Global Business Director for Chlor-Alkali, all at The Dow Chemical Company, now known as DowDupont. His career began at Dow, in 1983.

Thomas O'Keefe

Mr. Thomas J. O'Keefe is Senior Vice President, Ammunition of Olin Corporation. From January 2011 until October 13, 2016, he served as Vice President of Olin and President, Winchester; from 2010 to 2011, he served as President, Winchester; from 2008 to 2010, he served as Vice President, Operations and Planning; and from 2006 to 2008, he was Vice President, Manufacturing Operations, in each case, at Winchester. From 2001 to 2006, he was Vice President, Manufacturing and Engineering for Olin’s former Brass Division.

Eric Blanchard

Mr. Eric A. Blanchard is Vice President, General Counsel, Secretary of the Company. From 2006 through March 1, 2017, he served as Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary at Essendant Inc. From 2002 through 2006, he served as Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary at Tennant Company. From 1999 through 2002, he served as President of Dairy Group; from 1993 through 1999, he served as Vice President, Secretary and Chief Legal Counsel; and from 1986 through 1993, he served as General Counsel and Corporate Secretary, all at Dean Foods Company. From 1981 through 1986, he was an associate attorney at Schiff Hardin & Waite.

Randee Sumner

Ms. Randee N. Sumner is Vice President, Controller of the Company. From December 2012 until May 3, 2014, she served as Division Financial Officer for Chemical Distribution. From 2010 until December 2012, she served as Assistant Controller; from 2008 to 2010, she served as Director, Corporate Accounting and Financial Reporting; and from 2006 to 2008, she served as Manager, Corporate Accounting and Financial Reporting, all at Olin.

Teresa Vermillion

Ms. Teresa M. Vermillion is Vice President, Treasurer of the Company. From October 1, 2015 through January 2018, she served as Vice President Tax; and from July 2010 through September 2015, she served as Director, Tax Planning and Financial Analysis, all at Olin. Prior to that, she was a Senior Tax Manager at Ernst & Young.

Dolores Ennico

Ms. Dolores J. Ennico is Vice President - Human Resources of the Company, since May 1, 2009. Prior to that time and since October 2005, she served as Corporate Vice President, Human Resources. From March 2004 to September 2005, she served as Vice President, Administration for Olin’s Winchester Division and former Metals group.

William Weideman

Mr. William H. Weideman is Lead Independent Director of the Company. He was Independent Director of Olin Corporation. He retired in January 2015, from his position as Chief Financial Officer and Executive Vice President of The Dow Chemical Company, now known as DowDupont (NYSE: DWDP; a diversified chemical manufacturing company), a position he held since March 2010. Prior to that, Mr. Weideman served as an Interim Chief Financial Officer from November 2009 to March 2010, and Executive Vice President of Finance, Dow Agrosciences & Corporate Strategic Development from April 2010 to September 2012, all at Dow. He joined Dow in 1976 as a Cost Accountant in Midland, Michigan and held a variety of accounting and controller roles for different Dow businesses. Olin’s board of directors has determined that Mr. Weideman qualifies as an “audit committee financial expert” for Olin under applicable SEC rules. Mr. Weideman earned a bachelor’s degree in business administration and accounting from Central Michigan University. He is a director of the Mid-Michigan Medical Center and is on the board of trustees for Central Michigan University. From October 30, 2011 until December 31, 2015, he served as a director of Sadara Chemical Company (a joint venture between Saudi Aramco and Dow) and from August 30, 2000 until December 31, 2015, he was a director of the Dow Chemical Employees’ Credit Union. Olin director since October 2015; Chair of the Audit Committee and a member of the Directors and Corporate Governance Committee and Executive Committee. Mr. Weideman’s extensive history with Dow provides him with valuable financial and business administration expertise.

Stephanie Streeter

Ms. Stephanie A. Streeter is Director of the company. She has served as Chief Executive Officer and Director of Libbey, Inc. (a producer of glass tableware and other tabletop products) from 2011 to January 2016. Prior to that, Ms. Streeter served as Interim Chief Executive Officer, United States Olympic Committee from 2009 to 2010 and served on its board of directors from 2004 until 2009. Previously, she was Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer of Banta Corporation (a global technology, printing and supply-chain management company acquired by Chicago-based RR Donnelley in late 2006) from 2004 until 2007. She joined Banta in 2001 as President and Chief Operating Officer also serving on its board of directors. She served as Chief Executive Officer from 2002 to 2007 and was elected Chairman in 2004. Ms. Streeter is currently a member of the board of directors, serving on the compensation committee and governance committee, of Goodyear Corporation (an American multinational tire manufacturing company) and a member of the board of directors, serving as chairman of the audit committee and a member of the governance & nominating committee, of Kohl’s Corporation (an American department store retailing chain). Ms. Streeter earned a bachelor’s degree in political science from Stanford University.

Gray Benoist

Mr. Gray G. Benoist is Independent Director of the Company. He retired in March 2012, from his position as an officer on special assignment of Belden, Inc. (NYSE: BDC; a designer, manufacturer and marketer of signal transmission solutions, including cable, connectivity and active components for mission-critical applications in markets ranging from industrial automation to data centers, broadcast studios, and aerospace), a position he held since January 1, 2012. From August 2006 until January 1, 2012, he served as Senior Vice President, Finance and Chief Financial Officer of Belden and from November 2009 until January 2012, he also served as Chief Accounting Officer and prior to that, as Senior Vice President, Director of Finance of the Networks Segment of Motorola Inc. (a business unit responsible for the global design, manufacturing, and distribution of wireless and wired telecom system solutions). During more than 25 years with Motorola, Mr. Benoist served in senior financial and general management roles across Motorola’s portfolio of businesses, including the Personal Communications Sector, Integrated and Electronic Systems Sector, Multimedia Group, Wireless Data Group, and Cellular Infrastructure Group. He has a bachelor’s degree in finance and accounting from Southern Illinois University and a master’s degree in business administration from the University of Chicago. Mr. Benoist serves on the board of directors of Neurowrx, Inc. (a not-for-profit organization in Canada with the mission of accelerating global STEM employment for autistic individuals). He is also President and Treasurer of MindSpark, Inc. (a registered benefit corporation in California delivering software testing services through the employment of adults with autism spectrum disorder). Olin director since February 2009; member of the Audit Committee and the Directors and Corporate Governance Committee. Mr. Benoist’s chief financial officer experience provides him with valuable financial and accounting expertise.

Donald Bogus

Mr. Donald W. Bogus is Independent Director of the Company. He retired in January 2009, from his positions as Senior Vice President of The Lubrizol Corporation, now a subsidiary of Berkshire Hathaway (NYSE: BRK.A; a global supplier of high performance specialty products for personal care, coatings, plastics, and various industrial products) and President of Lubrizol Advanced Materials, Inc., a wholly-owned subsidiary of The Lubrizol Corporation, positions he held since June 2004. Mr. Bogus joined Lubrizol in April 2000, as Vice President and his duties included responsibility for the Fluid Technologies for Industry business section and he served as the head of mergers and acquisitions. Prior to joining Lubrizol, he was an Executive Officer at PPG Industries, Inc. (a manufacturer of coatings and glass products) where he served as Vice President of Specialty Chemicals and Vice President of Industrial Coatings. Mr. Bogus earned a bachelor’s degree in biology and chemistry from Baldwin Wallace University. He serves on the board of trustees for Baldwin Wallace University and on their Business Division’s advisory board. Olin director since July 2005; member of the Compensation Committee and the Directors and Corporate Governance Committee. Mr. Bogus’ executive management positions have provided him with expertise in the chemicals industry, as well as merger and acquisition experience.

C. Robert Bunch

Mr. C. Robert Bunch is Independent Director of the Company. He served as Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer of Global Tubing, LLC (a privately held company formed in April 2007, to manufacture and sell coiled tubing and related products and services to the energy industry which was acquired by Forum Energy Technologies, Inc. (NYSE: FET) and Quantum Energy Partners in July 2013) from May 2007 until June 2013. Mr. Bunch served as Chairman of Maverick Tube Corporation (a producer of welded tubular steel products used in energy and industrial applications which was acquired by Tenaris, S.A. in October 2006) from January 2005 until October 2006, and as President and Chief Executive Officer from October 2004 until October 2006. Prior to joining Maverick, he was an independent oil service consultant from 2003 until 2004, and from 2002 to 2003, he served as President and Chief Operating Officer at Input/Output, Inc. (an independent provider of seismic imaging technologies and digital, full-wave imaging solutions for the oil and gas industry). From 1999 to 2002, he served as Vice President and Chief Administrative Officer of Input/Output, Inc. Mr. Bunch earned a bachelor’s degree in economics and a master’s degree in accounting from Rice University and a juris doctorate degree from the University of Houston. From May 2004 until August 2008, Mr. Bunch served on the board of directors (and as Chairman from January 2007 to August 2008) of Pioneer Drilling Company (a provider of land contract drilling services to independent and major oil and gas exploration and production companies). Olin director since December 2005; member of the Compensation Committee and the Directors and Corporate Governance Committee. Mr. Bunch’s broad management responsibilities provide relevant experience in a number of strategic and operational areas.

Randall Larrimore

Mr. Randall W. Larrimore is Independent Director of the Company. He served as Chairman of Olin from April 2003 through June 2005. From 1997 until his retirement in December 2002, he served as President and Chief Executive Officer of United Stationers Inc., now known as Essendant (NASDAQ: ESND; a wholesaler/distributor of business products). From 1988 until 1997, he was President and Chief Executive Officer of MasterBrand Industries, Inc., now known as Fortune Brands Home & Security LLC (NYSE: FBHS; a consumer products company). He holds a bachelor’s degree from Swarthmore College with a major in economics and a minor in chemistry and a master’s degree in business administration from Harvard Business School. He is co-chair of the governance committee and a member of the board of directors and compensation committee of Campbell Soup Company (a manufacturer and marketer of soup and other food products), and a member of the board of directors of Nixon Uniform Service and Medical Wear (a privately held company that provides, launders, and delivers medical apparel, linens, and other reusable products, primarily to healthcare providers) and Chesapeake Conservancy (a non-profit organization to protect and restore the Chesapeake Bay). He was also a Captain in the U.S. Army Reserves. Olin director since January 1998; Chair of the Directors and Corporate Governance Committee and a member of the Audit Committee, the Compensation Committee and the Executive Committee. Mr. Larrimore brings expertise in marketing, sales, strategic planning, mergers and acquisitions and general management.

John O'Connor

Mr. John M. B. O'Connor is Independent Director of the Company. He served as Chairman of Olin from April 2003 through June 2005. From 1997 until his retirement in December 2002, he served as President and Chief Executive Officer of United Stationers Inc., now known as Essendant (NASDAQ: ESND; a wholesaler/distributor of business products). From 1988 until 1997, he was President and Chief Executive Officer of MasterBrand Industries, Inc., now known as Fortune Brands Home & Security LLC (NYSE: FBHS; a consumer products company). He holds a bachelor’s degree from Swarthmore College with a major in economics and a minor in chemistry and a master’s degree in business administration from Harvard Business School. He is co-chair of the governance committee and a member of the board of directors and compensation committee of Campbell Soup Company (a manufacturer and marketer of soup and other food products), and a member of the board of directors of Nixon Uniform Service and Medical Wear (a privately held company that provides, launders, and delivers medical apparel, linens, and other reusable products, primarily to healthcare providers) and Chesapeake Conservancy (a non-profit organization to protect and restore the Chesapeake Bay). He was also a Captain in the U.S. Army Reserves. Olin director since January 1998; Chair of the Directors and Corporate Governance Committee and a member of the Audit Committee, the Compensation Committee and the Executive Committee. Mr. Larrimore brings expertise in marketing, sales, strategic planning, mergers and acquisitions and general management.

Earl Shipp

Mr. Earl L. Shipp is Independent Director of the Company. He retired in September 2017, from his position as Vice President, US Gulf Coast Operations of The Dow Chemical Company, now known as DowDupont (NYSE: DWDP; a diversified chemical manufacturing company), a position he held since November 2010. Prior to that, Mr. Shipp served as President—Dow Africa from June 2009 to October 2010 and President—Basic Chemicals Group at Dow from May 2007 to May 2009. During his 36 years at Dow, he held a variety of leadership and engineering roles, including appointments as Site Director of Louisiana Operations and Global Operations Director for Propylene Oxide/Propylene Glycol in 2000, Business Director for Propylene Oxide/Propylene Glycol in February 2004, Business Vice President for Oxides and Glycols in July 2005 and Business Vice President—Ethylene Oxide and Ethylene Glycol and President—India, Middle East and Africa Region in February 2006. Mr. Shipp earned a bachelor’s degree in chemical engineering from Wayne State University and completed the executive education program at Indiana State University School of Business. He is on the board of directors of CHI St. Luke’s Health, Brazoria Fort Bend Rail District and The Economic Development Alliance of Brazoria County, Texas. Olin director since October 2017; member of the Audit Committee and the Directors and Corporate Governance Committee. Mr. Shipp’s extensive management expertise in manufacturing and operations provides him with valuable knowledge of the chemical industry.

Vincent Smith

Mr. Vincent J. Smith is Independent Director of the Company. He retired in 2004, from his position as President and Chief Executive Officer of Dow Chemical Canada, a subsidiary of The Dow Chemical Company, now known as DowDupont (NYSE: DWDP; a diversified chemical manufacturing company), a position he held from 2001. From 1972 to 2000, he held positions of increasing responsibility in engineering, manufacturing and management, including the position of Business Director for Dow’s global chlor-alkali assets. Mr. Smith earned a bachelor’s degree in chemical engineering from McMaster University. Olin director since August 2008; member of the Compensation Committee and the Directors and Corporate Governance Committee. Mr. Smith’s executive service has provided him with valuable international and manufacturing experience, together with extensive knowledge of the chlor alkali industry.

Carol Williams

Ms. Carol A. Williams is Independent Director of the Company. She retired in early 2015, from her position as special advisor to the Chief Executive Officer of The Dow Chemical Company, now known as DowDupont (NYSE: DWDP; a diversified chemical manufacturing company). Prior to her special advisor role, she served as Dow’s Executive Vice President of Manufacturing and Engineering, Supply Chain and Environmental, Health & Safety Operations. During Ms. Williams’ 34 year history at Dow, she assumed increasingly more significant management positions in research and development before becoming operations leader and then Vice President for the global chlor-alkali assets business. She was named Senior Vice President of Basic Chemicals in 2009 and President of Chemicals & Energy in 2010. Ms. Williams earned a bachelor’s degree in chemical engineering from Carnegie Mellon University. She is the independent board chair and serves on the board of directors and the nominating/governance committee of Owens-Illinois Inc. (a leading producer of high quality glass packaging). Ms. Williams is also a member of the Engineering Advisory Board and Energy Futures Institute Presidential Consultation Committee for Carnegie Mellon University. From 2012 through June 2015, she was on the board of directors of Zep, Inc. (a supplier of industrial cleaning materials). Olin director since October 2015; member of the Compensation Committee and the Directors and Corporate Governance Committee. Ms. Williams’ extensive management expertise from manufacturing to purchasing to supply chain as well as her substantial experience in research and development provides her with valuable knowledge of the chemicals industry.

Larry Kromidas