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Sanderson Farms Inc (SAFM.OQ)

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Joe Sanderson

69 2004 Chairman of the Board, Chief Executive Officer

Lampkin Butts

65 2004 President, Chief Operating Officer, Director

David Cockrell

59 1998 Chief Financial Officer, Treasurer, Director

Timothy Rigney

52 2012 Chief Accounting Officer and Secretary

Phil Livingston

73 2009 Lead Independent Director

John Bierbusse

61 2006 Director

Suzanne Mestayer

2017 Director

John Baker

75 1994 Independent Director

Frederick Banks

74 2007 Independent Director

Toni Cooley

56 2007 Independent Director

Beverly Hogan

65 2004 Independent Director

Robert Khayat

78 2007 Independent Director

Dianne Mooney

73 2007 Independent Director

Jones Pittman

63 2002 Independent Director

Biographies

Name Description

Joe Sanderson

Mr. Joe F. Sanderson Jr. is Chairman of the Board, Chief Executive Officer of Sanderson Farms, Inc. Mr. Sanderson served as President of the Company from November 1, 1989 to October 21, 2004, and has served as Chief Executive Officer since November 1, 1989 and as Chairman of the Board of Directors since January 8, 1998. Mr. Sanderson continues to serve as Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of the Board of Directors. Before his tenure as an executive officer of the Company, he was continuously employed by Sanderson Farms in numerous positions starting in 1969. Mr. Sanderson is a member of the Company’s Executive Committee, which is a management committee, not a committee of directors. Mr. Sanderson’s father, Joe Frank Sanderson, was one of the founders of our Company.

Lampkin Butts

Mr. Lampkin Butts is President, Chief Operating Officer, Director of Sanderson Farms, Inc. From November 1, 1996, to October 21, 2004, Mr. Butts served as Vice President — Sales and was elected to the Board of Directors on February 19, 1998. Prior to that time, Mr. Butts served the Registrant in various capacities since 1973.

David Cockrell

Mr. D. Michael Cockrell is Chief Financial Officer, Treasurer, Director of Sanderson Farms, Inc. Mr. Cockrell has served, since 1993, as Treasurer and Chief Financial Officer for the Company. Before joining us, Mr. Cockrell was a shareholder and member of the law firm Wise Carter Child & Caraway, Professional Association, of Jackson, Mississippi. He is also a certified public accountant and was employed in the audit division of a public accounting firm from 1979 to 1980. Mr. Cockrell is a member of the Company’s Executive Committee, which is a management committee, not a committee of directors.

Timothy Rigney

Mr. Timothy F. Rigney is Chief Accounting Officer and Secretary of Sanderson Farms, Inc. Mr. Tim Rigney became Secretary of the Registrant effective November 1, 2012. Mr. Rigney also began service as Chief Accounting Officer on that date. Prior to that time, Mr. Rigney served the Registrant in various capacities since 1990.

Phil Livingston

Mr. Phil K. Livingston is Lead Independent Director of Sanderson Farms, Inc. Mr. Livingston served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Citizens National Bancshares, Inc. in Hammond, Louisiana, from its organization in 1983, until its merger into Deposit Guaranty Corporation on May 19, 1995. Mr. Livingston retired in 1998, but continued to serve as a banking consultant to AmSouth Corporation following his retirement until 2001.

John Bierbusse

Mr. John C Bierbusse is Director of Sanderson Farms, Inc. Mr. Bierbusse was employed by Duff and Phelps, Inc. from 1981 to 1987, and by A.G. Edwards from 1987 to 2004. Mr. Bierbusse served as Assistant Manager, Securities Research between 1999 and 2002 at A.G. Edwards, and as Manager, Research Administration from 2002 until his retirement in 2004. Mr. Bierbusse served on the New York Stock Exchange’s Series 16 Test Committee from 2002 to 2007 and on the New York Stock Exchange’s Research Analyst Qualification Examination Committee from 2003 to 2007. Mr. Bierbusse has been a Chartered Financial Analyst since 1987, and is currently retired.

Suzanne Mestayer

Ms. Suzanne T. Mestayer serves as Director of the Company. Mestayer is owner and managing principal of ThirtyNorth Investments, LLC, an independent registered investment advisory firm in New Orleans, Louisiana, which provides investment management and consultation services to families, retirement plans, for-profit and non-profit organizations and trusts. She previously was founder and managing member of Advisean Partners, LLC, a private investing and business consulting company. Prior to this, she held senior management positions in the banking industry with Regions Bank and First Commerce Corporation. She has served on the board of the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta, New Orleans branch, since 2014. Mestayer was also a member of the Board of Directors of McMoRan Exploration Co., a NYSE-listed company, until its acquisition in 2013, where she served on both the audit and compensation committees. Mestayer has been an active volunteer holding extensive leadership positions in the New Orleans community. She is currently Chairperson of the Ochsner Health System, one of the largest healthcare systems in Louisiana. In this role, she has presided over a period of significant strategic growth for the private non-profit academic and multi-specialty healthcare delivery system. Her other civic leadership includes serving on the boards of the National World War II Museum, Loyola University New Orleans, Business Council of New Orleans, Greater New Orleans, Inc., New Orleans Startup Fund, United Way of Greater New Orleans and International Women's Forum. She has a bachelor's degree in accounting from Louisiana State University and holds the CIMA® certification and is a CPA-inactive.

John Baker

Mr. John H. Baker is an Independent Director of Sanderson Farms, Inc. Mr. Baker is a native of Meridian, Mississippi and has been the sole proprietor of John H. Baker Interests, a real estate and development company in Houston, Texas, since 1968.

Frederick Banks

Mr. Frederick L. Banks is an Independent Director of Sanderson Farms, Inc. Mr. Banks has been a partner in the General Litigation Group in the Jackson, Mississippi office of the law firm of Phelps Dunbar LLP since 2001. Since 2008, he has been a non-equity senior partner with that firm. From 1991 to 2001, he was a Justice of the Mississippi Supreme Court, and at the time of his retirement from the court in 2001, he was serving as Presiding Justice. Before serving on the Mississippi Supreme Court, Mr. Banks served as a Circuit Court Judge in Hinds and Yazoo Counties, Mississippi for six years. From 1976 until 1985, he served in the Mississippi House of Representatives.

Toni Cooley

Ms. Toni D. Cooley is an Independent Director of Sanderson Farms, Inc. Ms. Cooley founded and has been president of Systems Electro Coating, LLC, a tier one supplier to Nissan of electro coated frames and other vehicle components, since 2001. She has also served as president of Systems Consultants Associates, Inc., a management training and consulting firm established with the express purpose of assisting Jackson, Mississippi-based minority firms with capacity building, since 1993. Ms. Cooley is also co-owner of Systems IT, Inc., in Jackson, Mississippi, and is chief executive officer and president of Systems Automotive Interiors, L.L.C., a tier one supplier of upholstered seats to Toyota Motor Manufacturing’s Mississippi plant, founded in 2011. From 1992 to 1993, Ms. Cooley worked as an International Contract Administrator for the international sales team of the former Turner Broadcasting Systems. She is a director of Trustmark National Bank and in 2013 was elected a director of Trustmark Corporation, which has a class of securities registered with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

Beverly Hogan

Ms. Beverly Wade Hogan is an Independent Director of Sanderson Farms, Inc. Ms. Hogan has served, since May 2002, as President of Tougaloo College in Jackson, Mississippi, a private, historically African-American, liberal arts college. Before becoming President of Tougaloo College, Ms. Hogan served for one year as Interim President. Before that, she served for ten years as a Commissioner for the Mississippi Workers Compensation Commission.

Robert Khayat

Dr. Robert C. Khayat is an Independent Director of Sanderson Farms, Inc. Dr. Khayat served as the Chancellor of the University of Mississippi from July 1995 until his retirement in July 2009. Before that, he served the university in various capacities, including as professor of law at the University of Mississippi School of Law from 1982 to 1995. Mr. Khayat served on the Board of Directors of Mississippi Power Company, a subsidiary of The Southern Company, and Mississippi Valley Title Insurance Company, until his retirement from both boards in 2009.

Dianne Mooney

Ms. Dianne Mooney is Independent Director of Sanderson Farms, Inc. Ms. Mooney founded and served as Executive Director and Senior Vice President of Southern Living at Home, a direct sales division of Southern Progress Corporation, from 1999 until her retirement in 2007. Ms. Mooney was directly responsible for the launch and record growth of this $200 million division. Before that time, she was an employee of Southern Progress Corporation for over thirty years in various positions, including Vice President of Business Development and Vice President of Custom Publishing. Southern Progress Corporation is a division of Time, Inc.

Jones Pittman

Ms. Gail Jones Pittman is an Independent Director of Sanderson Farms, Inc. Ms. Pittman has served, since its founding in 1979, as Chief Executive Officer of Gail Pittman, Inc., an entrepreneurial business creating individually hand-painted, semi-vitreous china dinnerware and home accessories. It is located in Ridgeland, Mississippi.

Basic Compensation

Name Fiscal Year Total

Joe Sanderson

3,809,100

Lampkin Butts

1,355,740

David Cockrell

1,134,310

Timothy Rigney

376,515

Phil Livingston

266,121

John Bierbusse

226,895

Suzanne Mestayer

--

John Baker

236,042

Frederick Banks

258,823

Toni Cooley

240,025

Beverly Hogan

231,849

Robert Khayat

224,306

Dianne Mooney

226,772

Jones Pittman

226,331
As Of  30 Oct 2016