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Stepan Co (SCL.N)

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Frank Stepan

56 2016 Chairman of the Board, President, Chief Executive Officer

Scott Beamer

45 2014 Chief Financial Officer, Vice President

Jennifer Hale

56 2016 Vice President, General Counsel, Secretary

Scott Behrens

47 2014 Vice President, General Manager - Surfactants

Arthur Mergner

53 2017 Vice President, General Manager - Polymers, Vice President - Supply Chain

Gregory Servatius

57 2006 Vice President - Human Resources

Frank Pacholec

61 2016 Vice President - Strategy and Corporate Development

Robert Slone

45 2016 Vice President - Corporate Technology and Sustainability

Debra Stefaniak

55 2014 Vice President - Business Transformation

Edward Wehmer

63 2016 Lead Independent Director

F. Quinn Stepan

79 2016 Director

Michael Boyce

69 2010 Independent Director

Randall Dearth

53 2012 Independent Director

Joaquin Delgado

57 2011 Independent Director

Gregory Lawton

66 2006 Independent Director

Jan Reed

57 2015 Independent Director

Biographies

Name Description

Frank Stepan

Mr. Frank Quinn Stepan, Jr., is a Chairman of the Board, President, Chief Executive Officer of the Company. Mr. Stepan, Jr. has served as Chairman of the Company since January 2017 and as the President and Chief Executive Officer of the Company since 2006. In his over 30-year career with the Company, Mr. Stepan, Jr. has served in a number of positions of increasing responsibility and in a variety of functions within the Company’s operations. Mr. Stepan, Jr.’s day-to-day strategic leadership provides the Board of Directors with extensive knowledge of the Company’s operations.

Scott Beamer

Mr. Scott D. Beamer serves as Chief Financial Officer, Vice President of the Company. From January 2012 until July 2013, he served as Assistant Corporate Controller at PPG Industries, Inc. From June 2008 until December 2011 he served as Chief Financial Officer and Director of Finance – PPG Europe at PPG Industries, Inc.

Jennifer Hale

Ms. Jennifer Ansbro Hale serves as Vice President, General Counsel, Secretary of the Company. From 2013 through 2015, she served as Vice President, Global General Counsel and Strategic Business Consultant at Vita-Mix Holdings Company. From 2007 to 2013, she served as Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary at Dyson, Inc.

Scott Behrens

Mr. Scott R. Behrens serves as Vice President, General Manager - Surfactants of the Company. From January 2010 to September 2014 he served as Vice President – Business Management. From November 2008 to January 2010 he served as Vice President – Functional Products.

Arthur Mergner

Mr. Arthur W. Mergner has been appointed as Vice President, General Manager - Polymers, Vice President - Supply Chain of the Company Effective August 16, 2017. Mr. Mergner started his career at the Company in 1989 as a Product Development Chemist. Before transferring to the Company’s Surfactants business in 1998, Mr. Mergner held the position of Business Manager, Polyurethane Systems. While in Surfactants, Mr. Mergner served as Business Manager, Laundry & Cleaning Products and was promoted to Director, Global Consumer Products. Mr. Mergner was promoted to Vice President, Global Procurement in 2009 and to Vice President and General Manager, Polymers in 2014. Mr. Mergner holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Chemistry, as well as an MBA, both from the University of Cincinnati, along with a JD from DePaul University.

Gregory Servatius

Mr. Gregory Servatius serves as Vice President - Human Resources of Stepan Co. From April 2003 until January 2006, he served as Vice President, Surfactant Sales. From October 2001 until April 2003, he served as Vice President Functional Products. From 1998 to 2001, he served as the Managing Director of the Company’s European operations.

Frank Pacholec

Mr. Frank Pacholec is a Vice President - Strategy and Corporate Development of the Company. He served as Vice President, Research and Development and Corporate Sustainability Officer from May 2010 until June 2016. From April 2003 until May 2010 he served as Vice President, Research and Development.

Robert Slone

Mr. Robert V. Slone is a Vice President - Corporate Technology and Sustainability of the Company. From November 2013 until June 2016, he served as Vice President of Surfactants Product Development. From 2011 to 2013, he served as Director of Technology at British Petroleum/Castrol innoVentures. From 2009 to 2011, he served as R&D Director – Formulations and Materials Science at Dow Chemical.

Debra Stefaniak

Ms. Debra A. Stefaniak serves as Vice President - Business Transformation of the Company. From May 2009 to February 2014, she served as Vice President, Global Logistics. From July 2006 to May 2009, she served as Director, Global Logistics.

Edward Wehmer

Mr. Edward Joseph Wehmer is a Lead Independent Director of the Company. Mr. Wehmer is the President and Chief Executive Officer of Wintrust Financial Corporation, a financial services company. Mr. Wehmer is also a Certified Public Accountant and serves as a director for Wintrust Financial Corporation. Mr. Wehmer provides the Board of Directors with expertise in strategic, financial, banking and accounting matters. Mr. Wehmer also has extensive experience with acquisitions.

F. Quinn Stepan

Mr. F. Quinn Stepan serves as a Director of the Company. Mr. Stepan served as Chairman of the Company from 1984 to 2016. In his over 50-year career with the Company, Mr. Stepan has held numerous positions, including Chief Executive Officer. In addition, Mr. Stepan is a director of Fermi Research Alliance, LLC, a joint partnership of the University of Chicago and the Universities Research Association. Mr. Stepan’s experience as the Company’s former Chairman and Chief Executive Officer provides the Board of Directors with extensive knowledge of the Company’s history, operations and strategy.

Michael Boyce

Mr. Michael R. Boyce serves as an Independent Director of Stepan Co. Mr. Boyce is the Chairman of PQ Corporation, a global specialty chemical and catalyst company. Mr. Boyce is also the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Peak Investments, an operating and acquisition company. Mr. Boyce also serves as a director for AAR Corp. Mr. Boyce provides the Board of Directors with global executive leadership in the chemical industry as well as expertise in strategic business matters.

Randall Dearth

Mr. Randall S. Dearth serves as an Independent Director of Stepan Co. Mr. Boyce is the Chairman of PQ Corporation, a global specialty chemical and catalyst company. Mr. Boyce is also the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Peak Investments, an operating and acquisition company. Mr. Boyce also serves as a director for AAR Corp. Mr. Boyce provides the Board of Directors with global executive leadership in the chemical industry as well as expertise in strategic business matters.

Joaquin Delgado

Dr. Joaquin Delgado serves as an Independent Director of Stepan Co. Dr. Delgado is the Executive Vice President, Consumer Business Group of 3M Company, a global diversified technology company. Dr. Delgado has also held other executive leadership positions at 3M. Dr. Delgado provides the Board of Directors with expertise in innovation and current global business and operational experience.

Gregory Lawton

Mr. Gregory E. Lawton serves as an Independent Director of Stepan Co. Mr. Lawton is the former President and Chief Executive Officer of JohnsonDiversey, Inc., a leading global provider of cleaning and hygiene solutions to the institutional and industrial marketplace. Mr. Lawton previously held various leadership roles at other companies and also serves as a director for General Cable Corporation and American Trim. Mr. Lawton provides the Board of Directors with global expertise and executive leadership from the consumer products industry, and extensive experience with employee development.

Jan Reed

Ms. Jan Stern Reed serves as Independent Director of Stepan Company. Ms. Reed is the former Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary of Walgreens Boots Alliance, Inc., a global pharmacy-led, health and wellbeing enterprise, as well as the former Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary of Walgreen Co. Prior to Walgreens, Ms. Reed was the Executive Vice President of Human Resources, General Counsel and Secretary of Solo Cup Company. Ms. Reed also serves as a director for AngioDynamics, Inc. Ms. Reed provides the Board of Directors with global executive leadership in legal, corporate governance and strategic business matters as well as extensive experience with acquisitions and employee development.

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