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Truworths International Ltd (TRUJ.J)

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Hilton Saven

64 2004 Independent Non-Executive Chairman

Michael Mark

64 2015 Chief Executive Officer, Executive Director

David Pfaff

52 2013 Chief Financial Officer, Executive Director

Doug Dare

56 2016 Executive Director

Mark Smith

52 2012 Divisional Director - Human Resources

Francois Baissac

55 2012 Divisional Director - Information Systems

Gary Barnard

41 2015 Divisional Director - Credit

Mark Forster

57 2012 Divisional Director - Merchandise

Sean Furlong

56 2012 Divisional Director - Merchandise and Logistics

Jonni Katz

48 2015 Divisional Director - Earthchild and Naartjie

Neville Kopping

54 2012 Divisional Director - Merchandise

Tony Miek

54 2012 Divisional Director - Real Estate, Store Design and Visual Presentation

Sarah Proudfoot

49 2012 Divisional Director - Merchandise Ladieswear

Steve Widegger

53 2015 Divisional Director - Merchandise

Glenn Wood

52 2015 Divisional Director - Designate: Retail Operations

Chris Durham

61 Company Secretary

Robert Dow

60 1998 Independent Non-Executive Director

Thandi Ndlovu

62 2001 Non-Executive Independent Director

Roderick Sparks

58 2012 Independent Non-Executive Director

Anthony Taylor

70 2010 Independent Non-Executive Director

Michael Thompson

74 2004 Independent Non-Executive Director

Biographies

Name Description

Hilton Saven

Mr. Hilton Saven has served as Independent Non-Executive Chairman of Truworths International Limited since May 2004. BCom, CA (SA). Until May 2004, he was Director of the Company. He is Member of the Remuneration Committee (as of February 20, 2003)and Chairman of the Nomination Committee (as of May 17, 2012). He is Chairman of accounting and advisory firm Mazars South Africa, is an executive board member of Mazars International and also serves as director of numerous companies, including JSE-listed Lewis Group Ltd, as well as Monarch Insurance Company Ltd and Life Vincent Pallotti Orthopaedic Centre (Pty) Ltd. He has served as Member of the Risk Committee of the Company since November 10, 2017.

Michael Mark

Mr. Michael Samuel Mark has served as Chief Executive Officer, Executive Director of Truworths International Limited since December 4, 2015. He served as Executive Director of the Company between June 2015 and December 4, 2015. He also served as Chief Executive Officer, Executive Director of the Company between July 1991 and June 2015, and as Director of the Company between July 1988 and July 1991. In 1991 he became managing director of Truworths and in 1998 its executive chairman. In 2000 he was appointed as executive chairman of the group, a position which he relinquished in 2004 when the roles of chairman and Chief Executive were separated. He combines over 30 years of experience in the retail industry with an ability to retain focus on the Group’s key competencies and an unrivalled understanding of the dynamics of fashion retailing. His vision and leadership has enabled the Group to achieve exceptional financial performance, including significant growth in turnover, earnings, trading density and return on equity on a consistent basis over an extended period, such that it enjoys international recognition as a retailer of excellence. He is Chairman of the Risk Committee of the Company.

David Pfaff

Mr. David B. Pfaff has served as Chief Financial Officer, Executive Director of Truworths International Limited since September 1, 2013. He joined the Group on 1 April 2013, when he was appointed as designate Chief Financial Officer and has been appointed as an executive director of the company and as Chief Financial Officer of the Group with effect from 1 September 2013. He previously spent seven years with a listed Information Technology company in the period up to 2008 as Chief Financial Officer. He has spent the last four years as Independent Consultant in London where he was in charge of setting up a number of entrepreneurial ventures. Mr. Pfaff is a Certified Chartered Accountant. He is Member of the Risk Committee of the Company.

Doug Dare

Mr. Doug N. Dare serves as a Executive Director of the Company. He was Director - Buying and Merchandising of Truworths International Limited. He is an Employee since June 1984. He is director of Truworths Ltd, Identity Retailing (Pty) Ltd.

Mark Smith

Mr. Mark Smith serves as a Divisional Director - Human Resources of Truworths International Ltd. He has been Employee since September 2009, In current position since September 2009, Chairman: Transformation Committee. He is Trustee of Truworths Social Involvement Trust and Truworths Community Foundation. He holds BA (Hons), Higher Diploma in Education, SMP.

Francois Baissac

Mr. Francois Baissac serves as a Divisional Director - Information Systems of Truworths International Ltd. He has been Employee since June 1988. He holds Diploma in Computer Programming and Project Management.

Gary Barnard

Mr. Gary Barnard serves as a Divisional Director - Credit of the Company. He holds BSc (Electro-Mechanical Engineering). He is an Employee since June 2002 and In current position since August 2015.

Mark Forster

Mr. Mark Forster serves as a Divisional Director - Merchandise of Truworths International Ltd. He has been Employee since May 1999 and In current position since March 2008.

Sean Furlong

Mr. Sean Furlong serves as a Divisional Director - Merchandise and Logistics of Truworths International Ltd. He has been Employee since February 1989. In current position since August 2006.

Jonni Katz

Mr. Jonni Katz serves as a Divisional Director - Earthchild and Naartjie of the Company. He is Employee since March 2015 and In current position since June 2015.

Neville Kopping

Mr. Neville Kopping serves as a Divisional Director - Merchandise of Truworths International Ltd. He has been Employee since March 2006, In current position since March 2008. He holds BCom degree.

Tony Miek

Mr. Tony Miek serves as a Divisional Director - Real Estate, Store Design and Visual Presentation of Truworths International Ltd. He holds PG Diploma in Accounting. In current position since August 2006, Chairman: Sustainability Committee. He is Director of Young Designers Emporium (Pty) Ltd.

Sarah Proudfoot

Ms. Sarah Proudfoot serves as a Divisional Director - Merchandise Ladieswear of Truworths International Ltd. She has been Employee since March 2001. She holds National Diploma in Clothing Design.

Steve Widegger

Mr. Steve Widegger serves as a Divisional Director - Merchandise of Truworths International Ltd. He has been Employee since February 1987, In current position since August 2006. He holds Diploma in Business Management.

Glenn Wood

Mr. Glenn Wood serves as a Divisional Director - Designate: Retail Operations of the Company. He holds MSc (Financial Management), BSc (Accounting). He is Employee since March 2015 In current position since May 2015.

Chris Durham

Mr. Chris Durham, FCIS, PG Dip. Adv. Co Law (UCT), serves as a Company Secretary of the Company. He is also a Chartered Secretary of the Company.

Robert Dow

Mr. Robert Gilmour (Rob) Dow has serves as Independent Non-Executive Director of Truworths International Limited since February 1998. BSc (Hons), Dip.Acc (Dist), CA. He became Chairman of the Remuneration Committee in February 2001 and was appointed to the Audit Committee in May 2002. He is also Member of the Nominating Committee of the Company. He has 30 years of corporate finance and merchant banking experience, firstly with Standard Corporate and Merchant Bank, and from 1995 until 2002 with African Merchant Bank of which he was a founder. Subsequently he has been engaged in the domestic and international private equity market. He is an executive director of Morella Investments (Pty) Ltd and Tiradeprops 1079 (Pty) Ltd, which are private equity partnerships, and the finance director of St Mary’s School Waverley, Johannesburg (a non-profit company). Currently an investment adviser and business consultant, and a non-executive director of empowerment groups Kensani Capital (Pty) Ltd and Phetogo Investment Holdings (Pty) Ltd, he contributes meaningfully to the company’s governance, investment and finance activities.

Thandi Ndlovu

Ms. Thandi Ndlovu, BSc, MBChB, serves as a Non-Executive Independent Director of Truworths International Ltd., since February 2001. She holds BS c, MBChB. She is Chairman: Motheo Group (Pty) Ltd, IFCA Technologies Ltd., President: South African Women in Construction, Director: Business Women’s Association. She holds B.Sc, MBChB, Diploma Company Direction. She is a medical doctor by training. Twelve years ago she founded the Motheo Construction Group, a business involved in affordable housing and general construction projects throughout South Africa. Thandi has wide experience in business. She is the executive chairman of the Motheo Group and serves on various other company boards, including Baitshepi Development Consulting Services, JSE AltX listed IFCA Technologies and the Business Women’s Association. She was recently elected President of the South African Women in Construction.

Roderick Sparks

Mr. Roderick John Alwyn (Roddy) Sparks has served as Independent Non-Executive Director of Truworths International Limited since February 1, 2012. CA, MBA. He is Non-executive director of Trencor Ltd, Imperial Holdings Ltd, Regent Life Assurance Company Ltd, Regent Insurance Company Ltd and Pembani Group (Pty) Ltd. He is Trustee: World Wildlife Fund for Nature, Foodbank Foundation, The Abe Bailey Testamentary Trust He was Member of the Audit Committee of the Company until November 10, 2017, and has been Chairman of the Audit Committee of the Company since November 10, 2017. He is Member of the Nomination Committee of the Company. He has served as Member of the Risk Committee of the Company since November 10, 2017.

Anthony Taylor

Mr. Anthony Joseph (Tony) Taylor has served as Independent Non-Executive Director of Truworths International Limited since April 1, 2010. Until March 31, 2010, he was Deputy Managing Director - Truworths Ltd., Executive Director within the Company. He is a non-executive director of MTN (Pty) Ltd and MTN Service Provider (Pty) Ltd. He is Member of the Nomination Committee of the Company. Director: Mobile Telephone Networks (Pty) Ltd, MTN Service Provider (Pty) Ltd, MTN Business Solutions (Pty) Ltd and Pepkor Retail Ltd. He has also served as Member of the Remuneration Committee of the Company since November 10, 2017.

Michael Thompson

Mr. Michael Anthony Thompson has served as Independent Non-Executive Director of Truworths International Limited since March 1, 2004. BCom, MBA, AMP (Harvard University). He is Retired banking executive and management consultant. He is Chairman: SA Select Property Investments Ltd, SA Select Property Asset Managers (Pty) Ltd. Trustee: Truworths International Ltd Share Trust He served as Chairman of the Audit Committee of the Company between May 20, 2004 and November 10, 2017. He has served as Member ofthe Audit Committee of the Company since November 11, 2017. He is Chairman of the Social and Ethics Committee, Member of Risk Committee, and Member of the Nomination Committee of the Company.