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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

John Fischer

61 2017 Chairman of the Board, President, Chief Executive Officer

Todd Slater

53 2014 Chief Financial Officer, Vice President

Pat Dawson

59 2015 Executive Vice President and President - Epoxy and International

John McIntosh

62 2017 Executive Vice President Synergies and Systems

James Varilek

58 2015 Executive Vice President, President - Chlor Alkali Vinyls and Services

John Sampson

56 2016 Vice President and Senior Vice President, Business Operations

Thomas O'Keefe

58 2016 Senior Vice President, Ammunition

Randee Sumner

42 2014 Vice President, Controller

Stephen Curley

65 2005 Vice President, Treasurer

Dolores Ennico

64 2009 Vice President - Human Resources

Richard Rompala

70 2011 Lead Independent Director

Earl Shipp

60 2017 Director

Gray Benoist

64 2009 Independent Director

Donald Bogus

70 2005 Independent Director

C. Robert Bunch

62 2005 Independent Director

Randall Larrimore

70 2005 Independent Director

John O'Connor

62 2006 Independent Director

Vincent Smith

67 2008 Independent Director

William Weideman

62 2015 Independent Director

Carol Williams

59 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. Mr. Fischer became President and Chief Executive Officer of Olin on May 1, 2016. He held the positions of 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 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.

Todd Slater

Mr. Todd A. Slater is Chief Financial Officer, Vice President of the Company. He was appointed Vice President and CFO effective May 4, 2014. 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.

Pat Dawson

Mr. Pat D. Dawson serves as Executive Vice President of Olin and President - Epoxy and International., a subsidiary of the Company. Mr. Dawson was appointed Executive Vice President and President, Epoxy & International effective October 5, 2015. 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 Dow. His career began in 1980 at Dow.

John McIntosh

Mr. John L. McIntosh serves as Executive Vice President - Synergies and Systems of the Company. Mr. McIntosh was appointed as Executive Vice President Synergies and Systems effective January 1, 2017. 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 serves as Executive Vice President and President - Chlor Alkali Vinyls and Services., a subsidiary of the Company. He was appointed Executive Vice President and President, Chlor Alkali Vinyls and Services effective October 5, 2015. 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 Dow. His career began at Dow in 1982.

John Sampson

Mr. John M. Sampson serves as 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 Dow. His career began at Dow in 1983.

Thomas O'Keefe

Mr. Thomas J. O'Keefe serves as Senior Vice President, Ammunition of Olin Corporation. He was appointed Senior Vice President, Ammunition on October 14, 2016. 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.

Randee Sumner

Ms. Randee N. Sumner is Vice President, Controller of the Company. From December 2012 until April 2014, she was appointed Vice President and Controller effective May 4, 2014. 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.

Stephen Curley

Mr. Stephen C. Curley serves as Vice President and Treasurer of the Company. He re-joined Olin on August 18, 2003 as Chief Tax Counsel. From 1997-2001, he served as Vice President and Treasurer of Primex Technologies, Inc., a manufacturer and provider of ordnance and aerospace products and services, which was spun off from Olin in 1996.

Dolores Ennico

Ms. Dolores J. Ennico serves as 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.

Richard Rompala

Mr. Richard M. Rompala is the Lead Independent Director of the Company. He served as Chairman of The Valspar Corporation (a manufacturer and distributor of paints and coatings) from 1998 until July 2005. He was Chief Executive Officer from 1995 through February 2005, and President from 1994 through 2005. Prior to 1994, Mr. Rompala served as Group Vice President-Coatings and Resins for two years and Group Vice President-Chemicals for five years at PPG Industries, Inc. (a manufacturer of coatings and glass products). Mr. Rompala holds a bachelor’s degree in chemistry and chemical engineering from Columbia University and a master’s degree in business administration from Harvard Business School. Olin director since January 1998; Lead Director, Chair of the Compensation Committee and member of the Audit Committee, the Directors and Corporate Governance Committee and the Executive Committee.

Earl Shipp

Mr. Earl L. Shipp serves as Director of the Company. Mr. Shipp served as Dow’s Vice President, US Gulf Coast Operations from November 2010 to September 30, 2017. During his 36 years at Dow, Mr. Shipp assumed increasingly more significant management and operational positions across Dow’s portfolio of businesses. He serves on the board of directors of CHI St. Luke’s Health Systems, Texas Taxpayer and Research Association and The Economic Development Alliance of Brazoria County. Mr. Shipp has a bachelor’s degree in chemical engineering from Wayne State University and completed the Executive Education Program at Indiana State University School of Business.

Gray Benoist

Mr. Gray G. Benoist is an Independent Director of the Company. He served as Senior Vice President, Finance, Chief Financial Officer and Chief Accounting Officer of Belden, Inc. (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) until January 1, 2012, and as an Officer on Special Assignment until his retirement on March 15, 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. Prior to that, Mr. Benoist was 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 Exceptional Minds (a not-for-profit organization established to educate and prepare adults on the autistic spectrum for employment in the graphic arts industry). 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.

Donald Bogus

Mr. Donald W. Bogus is an Independent Director of the Company. He retired in January 2009, from his positions as Senior Vice President of The Lubrizol Corporation (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 had 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.

C. Robert Bunch

Mr. C. Robert Bunch is an 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.

Randall Larrimore

Mr. Randall W. Larrimore is an Independent Director of the Company. He served as the 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 called Essendant (ESND; a wholesaler/distributor of office products). From 1988 until 1997, he was President and Chief Executive Officer of MasterBrand Industries, Inc., now called Fortune Brands Home & Security LLC (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). 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.

John O'Connor

Mr. John M. B. O'Connor is an Independent Director of the Company. He is Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of J.H. Whitney Investment Management, LLC (an alternative investment firm), a position he has held since January 2005. From January 2009 through March 2011, he served as Chief Executive Officer of Tactronics Holdings, LLC (a Whitney Capital Partners portfolio holding company that provided tactical integrated electronic systems to U.S. and foreign military customers as well as the composite armor solutions for military vehicles through its Armostruxx division). Previously, Mr. O’Connor was Chairman of JP Morgan Alternative Asset Management, Inc. (part of the investment manager arm of JP Morgan) and an Executive Partner of JP Morgan Partners (a private equity firm). He was also a member of the Risk Management Committee of JP Morgan Chase, which was responsible for policy formulation and oversight of all market and credit risk taking activities globally. Mr. O’Connor earned a bachelor’s degree in economics from Tulane University and a master’s degree in business administration from Columbia University Graduate School of Business. Mr. O’Connor is a member of the Board of Directors at IntegriCo Composites, Inc. (a privately held specialized composite products manufacturer). He also serves on the advisory boards of Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine, Game Conservancy USA, Grayson-Jockey Club Research Foundation, Global Guardian, LLC and New York Green Bank. He is also Chairman of the American Friends of the Clock Tower Fund and Treasurer of the UK Game Conservancy and Wildlife Trust. Mr. O’Connor serves as a member of the Department of Defense Business Board and as the Civilian Aide to the Secretary of the Army (CASA) for New York (South). Olin director since January 2006; member of the Audit Committee and the Directors and Corporate Governance Committee.

Vincent Smith

Mr. Vincent J. Smith is an Independent Director of the Company. He served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Dow Chemical Canada, a subsidiary of The Dow Chemical Company (a specialty chemical, advanced materials, agrosciences and plastics manufacturer), from 2001 until his retirement in 2004. 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.

William Weideman

Mr. William H. Weideman is an 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 (a specialty chemical, advanced materials, agrosciences and plastics manufacturer), 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 was named Executive Vice President of Finance, Dow Agrosciences & Corporate Strategic Development in 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. 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; member of the Audit Committee and the Directors and Corporate Governance Committee.

Carol Williams

Ms. Carol A. Williams is an Independent Director of the Company. She served as a special advisor to the Chief Executive Officer of The Dow Chemical Company (a specialty chemical, advanced materials, agrosciences and plastics manufacturer) until her retirement in early 2015. 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 chairman 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.

Larry Kromidas