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Ruth's Hospitality Group Inc (RUTH.OQ)

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Michael O'Donnell

62 2018 Executive Chairman of the Board

Cheryl Henry

44 2018 President, Chief Executive Officer

Arne Haak

50 2011 Chief Financial Officer, Executive Vice President

Susan Mirdamadi

55 2017 Senior Vice President and Chief Services Officer

Robin Selati

52 2010 Lead Independent Director

Giannella Alvarez

58 2016 Independent Director

Mary Baglivo

60 Independent Director

Carla Cooper

67 2003 Independent Director

Stephen King

60 2018 Independent Director

Marie Perry

51 2018 Independent Director

Biographies

Name Description

Michael O'Donnell

Mr. Michael P. O'Donnell is a Executive Chairman of the Board of Ruths Hospitality Group Inc. He has served as a director and as President and Chief Executive Officer since August 2008 and as Chairman of Board since October 2010. Mr. O’Donnell has spent more than 25 years in the restaurant industry, having been most recently Chairman of the Board of Directors, President and Chief Executive Officer of Champps Entertainment, Inc. from March 2005 until the company was sold in 2007. Prior to that, Mr. O’Donnell served in several leadership positions in the restaurant industry, including President and Chief Executive Officer of New Business and President of Roy’s for Outback Steakhouse, Inc., President and Chief Operating Officer of Miller’s Ale House, Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer of Ground Round Restaurants, Inc. and key operation positions with T.G.I. Friday’s and Pizza Hut. Mr. O’Donnell currently serves as a director with Cosi, Inc., Logan’s Roadhouse and Hickory Tavern and as a member of the Rollins College Board of Trustees. During the previous five years, Mr. O’Donnell also served as a director of Sbarro, Inc.

Cheryl Henry

Ms. Cheryl Janet Henry is President, Chief Executive Officer of Ruths Hospitality Group, Inc. She has substantial experience as a senior executive. Currently, Ms. Henry serves as the Company’s President and Chief Operating Officer, a position she has held since July 2016. Prior to this role, Ms. Henry was Senior Vice President and Chief Branding Officer from August 2011 to July 2016. From June 2007 to August 2011, she served in various roles with the Company, including as Chief Business Development Officer. Prior to joining the Company, she was the Chief of Staff for the Mayor of Orlando. Ms. Henry has served on the Board of Trustees of the Culinary Institute of America since December 2017 and on the Board of Governors of the Center for Creative Leadership since June 2017.

Arne Haak

Mr. Arne G. Haak is Chief Financial Officer, Executive Vice President of Ruth's Hospitality Group, Inc. From 1999 through 2011, Mr. Haak held a number of leadership positions with AirTran Airways (“AirTran”) (NYSE: AAI), which is now a wholly owned subsidiary of Southwest Airlines Co. (NYSE: LUV). From 2008 to 2011, Mr. Haak served as AirTran’s Senior Vice President of Finance and Chief Financial Officer. From 2005 to 2008, Mr. Haak served as AirTran’s Vice President of Finance and Treasurer. Mr. Haak has also held various positions with U.S. Airways, Inc. (NYSE: LCC) in pricing and revenue management.

Susan Mirdamadi

Ms. Susan L. Mirdamadi is Senior Vice President and Chief Services Officer of the Company. She joined Ruth’s Hospitality Group in June 2012 as Chief Information Officer. Prior to that she held various Operations and IT leadership positions at Denny’s Corporation (NASDAQ: DENN) from 2000 until 2012, including Vice President, Operations Services and Chief Information Officer.

Robin Selati

Mr. Robin P. Selati is Lead Independent Director of Ruths Hospitality Group, Inc. He has served as a member of our Board of Directors since September 1999, and served as Chairman of our Board of Directors from April 2005 to September 2006 and from April 2008 to October 2010. Mr. Selati is a Senior Advisor of Madison Dearborn Partners, LLC (“Madison Dearborn”). He joined the firm in 1993 and was a Managing Director through 2017. Before 1993, Mr. Selati was with Alex. Brown & Sons Incorporated. During the previous five years, Mr. Selati also served as a director for B.F. Bolthouse Holdco LLC, CDW Corporation (NASDAQ: CDW), Things Remembered, Inc., and The Yankee Candle Company, Inc. Mr. Selati is very knowledgeable about the capital markets, public company strategies and executive compensation.

Giannella Alvarez

Ms. Giannella Alvarez is Independent Director of the Company. Ms. Alvarez is the Chief Executive Officer of Beanitos, Inc., a privately held snack food company based in Austin, Texas, and has served in that role since January 2018. Prior to that, she was the Chief Executive Officer of Harmless Harvest, Inc., a privately held organic food and beverage company based in San Francisco, California from 2015 until January 2018. She served from 2013 until February 2014 as Executive Vice President and General Manager responsible for the Pet Business Unit at Del Monte Corporation (NYSE: DLM). From 2011 to 2013, she served as Group President and Chief Executive Officer for Barilla Americas, where she was responsible for North, Central and South America’s operations of Barilla S.p.A., a global company headquartered in Parma, Italy. From 2006 to 2010, she held senior global management positions with The Coca-Cola Company (NYSE: KO). Prior to that, she held a number of increasingly senior positions in marketing and general management with Kimberly-Clark Corporation (NYSE: KMB) and Proctor & Gamble (NYSE: PG) in the United States and Latin America. Ms. Alvarez currently serves as a director of Domtar Corporation (NYSE: UFS). Ms. Alvarez has experience in marketing, customer relations, franchising, international operations and technology in the food industry and has executive leadership skills.

Mary Baglivo

Ms. Mary L. Baglivo is Independent Director of the Company. She is the Vice Chancellor of Marketing and Communications for Rutgers University since 2017. She was Vice President for Global Marketing and Chief Marketing Officer for Northwestern University from 2013 until 2017. Before that she was a partner with Brand Value Advisors, a strategic brand and digital marketing advisory firm, during 2013. She previously served as Chair and Chief Executive Officer, the Americas at Saatchi & Saatchi Worldwide from 2008 to 2013, and Chief Executive Officer, New York from 2004 to 2008. Prior to joining Saatchi & Saatchi, she was President of Arnold Worldwide from 2002 to 2004 and Chief Executive Officer of Panoramic Communications from 2001 until 2002. She currently serves on the boards of directors of PVH Corp (NYSE: PVH), Host Hotels & Resorts (NYSE: HST), and Verve Mobile. Ms. Baglivo has knowledge and experience in global marketing, advertising, consumer branding and strategic planning.

Carla Cooper

Ms. Carla R. Cooper is Independent Director of Ruths Hospitality Group, Inc. Ms. Cooper was President and Chief Executive Officer of Daymon Worldwide from 2009 until 2015. Ms. Cooper served as Senior Vice President of Quaker, Tropicana and Gatorade Sales for PepsiCo, Inc. (NYSE: PEP) from 2003 to 2009. From 2001 to 2003, Ms. Cooper served as President of Kellogg Company’s (NYSE: K) Natural and Frozen Foods Division. From 2000 to 2001, Ms. Cooper was Senior Vice President and General Manager of Foodservice for Kellogg Company. From 1988 to 2000, Ms. Cooper was employed in various positions with Coca-Cola USA, including as Vice President, Customer Marketing. Ms. Cooper has extensive experience in sales, marketing and franchising in the food industry and has insight into vendor relationships.

Stephen King

Mr. Stephen M. King is Independent Director of the Company. Mr. King has served as Chairman of the Board of Dave & Buster’s Entertainment, Inc. (NASDAQ: PLAY) since June 2017 and as its Chief Executive Officer since September 2006. From March 2006 until September 2006, Mr. King served as Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Dave & Buster’s. From1984 to 2006, he served in various capacities for Carlson Restaurants Worldwide Inc., a company that owns and operates casual dining restaurants worldwide, including Chief Financial Officer, Chief Administrative Officer, Chief Operating Officer and President and Chief Operating Officer of International. Mr. King has knowledge and experience as a chief executive of a publicly traded restaurant company as well as accounting and finance experience.

Marie Perry

Ms. Marie L. Perry is Independent Director of the Company. Ms. Perry has served as Chief Financial Officer, Executive Vice President and Chief Administrative Officer of Jamba Juice since August 2016 and served as Jamba Juice’s Executive Vice President, Finance, from May 2016 to August 2016. From 2003 to 2016, Ms. Perry held roles leading all aspects of the finance team at Brinker International, Inc. including having served as interim CFO during a 12-month period, and most recently, serving as Senior Vice President, Controller and Treasurer. Ms. Perry also held senior finance and accounting roles at American Airlines and KPMG. She is a certified public accountant.

Basic Compensation

Name Fiscal Year Total

Michael O'Donnell

2,817,560

Cheryl Henry

1,430,300

Arne Haak

1,066,950

Susan Mirdamadi

900,337

Robin Selati

191,822

Giannella Alvarez

161,610

Mary Baglivo

128,554

Carla Cooper

163,072

Stephen King

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Marie Perry

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As Of  30 Dec 2017