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SDL PLC (SDL.L)

SDL.L on London Stock Exchange

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23 Apr 2018
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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

David Clayton

2016 Chairman of the Board

Adolfo Hernandez

2016 Chief Executive Officer, Executive Director

Xenia Walters

2018 Chief Financial Officer, Director

Pamela Pickering

2011 Secretary

Christopher Batterham

2009 Non-Executive Director

Glenn Collinson

2014 Non-Executive Independent Director

Mandy Gradden

2012 Independent Non-Executive Director

Christopher Humphrey

2016 Non-Executive Independent Director

Alan McWalter

2014 Senior Independent Non-Executive Director

Biographies

Name Description

David Clayton

Mr. David H. Clayton is Chairman of the Board of SDL PLC. He previously served as non-executive Chairman of SDL PLC from July 2013. He joined SDL as a Non-Executive Director in December 2009 and has served as the Senior Independent Director. After a career in senior executive roles at a number of international technology companies he joined BZW where, after its merger with CSFB in 1997, he was Managing Director and Head of European Technology Research until 2004. David Clayton joined The Sage Group plc Board in June 2004 as a Non-Executive Director and took up his executive role as Director of Strategy and Corporate Development from October 2007 to February 2012.

Adolfo Hernandez

Mr. Adolfo Hernandez is Chief Executive Officer, Executive Director of the Company. Prior to joining SDL, Hernandez was CEO of Acision, the mobile messaging market leader he helped turn around prior to its merger with Comverse to form Xura, Inc. (NASDAQ:MESG). Before that, he spent four years at Alcatel-Lucent (EPA:ALU), with his most recent position being Executive Vice President, Global Software Services and Solutions. In this role, Hernandez was responsible for all of Alcatel-Lucent's software application solutions and services business globally, heading up their strategic industry domains across utilities, transportation and government, managing support, operational, professional and consulting services teams.

Xenia Walters

Ms. Xenia Walters is Chief Financial Officer, Director of the Company. Xenia Walters has been SDL's interim CFO since June 2017, reporting into Adolfo Hernandez, SDL's Chief Executive Officer. Xenia was previously Chief Financial Officer of SDL's Fredhopper business, where she played an instrumental role in its successful divestment. Xenia has also held a number of senior finance roles across a range of industry sectors. Xenia's previous roles include Group Finance Director of Frank Recruitment Group, Group Finance Director at INTO University Partnerships, and UK Finance Director and Group Financial Controller of Regus Group plc. Xenia qualified as a chartered accountant (ICAEW) with PricewaterhouseCoopers and holds an MBA from Henley Management School.

Pamela Pickering

Christopher Batterham

Mr. Christopher Michael Batterham is Non-Executive Director of SDL Plc. Chris Batterham is a Chartered Accountant with significant experience in the business services sector. He was finance director of Unipalm plc, the first internet company to float on the London Stock Exchange, and, latterly, Chief Financial Officer of Searchspace Group until 2005. He currently holds a number of Non-Executive Directorships including NCC Group plc, Blue Prism plc, Frontier Silicon Ltd, and is Chairman of Eckoh plc.

Glenn Collinson

Mr. Glenn Collinson is Non-Executive Independent Director of the Company., effective June 1, 2014. In 1998 Glenn Collinson co-founded Cambridge Silicon Radio (CSR plc) as a start-up project and was a member of the board of directors that managed the growth of CSR through its listing as a public company in 2004 and up until 2007, serving first as Marketing Director and then as Sales Director. Prior to CSR plc, he held positions including Senior Engineer and then Marketing Manager at Cambridge Consultants Ltd and held positions as a Design Engineer and Marketing Manager at Texas Instruments. He is a member of the Institution of Engineering and Technology and holds a B.Sc. in Physics and a M.Sc. in Electronics from Durham University, as well as a MBA from Cranfield University. Mr Collinson currently holds other non-executive director positions within the technology sector.

Mandy Gradden

Ms. Mandy Gradden is an Independent Non-Executive Director of SDL PLC., since 30 January 2012. Ms. Gradden is an experienced corporate CFO with more than 20 years’ financial and senior management experience. She is CFO of the FTSE 250 media group Ascential plc. Previous roles include: CFO of the private-equity owned Torex, the retail technology firm; CFO at the FTSE 250 business and technology consultancy, Detica; Director of Corporate Development at Telewest Communications; and Group Financial Controller at Dalgety. She began her career at Price Waterhouse, where, in 1992, she qualified as a Chartered Accountant. .

Christopher Humphrey

Mr. Christopher John Humphrey, BA, MBA is Non-Executive Independent Director of the Company. He is a Fellow of CIMA and is currently a non- executive director of The Vitec Group plc, appointed on 1 December 2013. He was Group Chief Executive Officer of Anite plc from 2008 until August 2015 and their Group Finance Director between 2003 and 2008. He has held senior positions in finance at Conoco, Eurotherm International plc and Critchley Group plc. He was previously a non-executive director of Alterian plc between 2011 and 2012.

Alan McWalter

Mr. Alan McWalter is Senior Independent Non-Executive Director of the Company effective March 1, 2014. He is currently Chairman of Churchill China plc, and the Senior Independent Director at Dignity Plc. He is also Chairman of Belfield Furnishings Ltd. He has previously held Chairmanship and non executive roles with numerous quoted and private companies. He was an Executive Director of Marks & Spencer and Kingfisher Group companies and in his earlier career held both marketing and general management appointments with Thomson Consumer Electronics and Spillers Foods having started his career with Unilever.

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