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WD-40 Co (WDFC.OQ)

WDFC.OQ on NASDAQ Stock Exchange Global Select Market

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Linda Lang

58 2016 Independent Chairman of the Board

Garry Ridge

61 1997 President, Chief Executive Officer, Director

Jay Rembolt

66 2008 Chief Financial Officer, Treasurer and Vice President - Finance

Steven Brass

51 2016 Division President, The Americas

Richard Clampitt

62 2014 Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary

Stanley Sewitch

64 2012 Vice President - Global Organization Development

Geoffrey Holdsworth

55 1997 Managing Director, Asia Pacific

Michael Freeman

64 2016 Chief Strategy Officer

William Noble

59 1996 Managing Director, EMEA

Peter Bewley

71 2005 Independent Director

Daniel Carter

61 2016 Independent Director

Melissa Claassen

45 2015 Independent Director

Eric Etchart

61 2016 Independent Director

Daniel Pittard

67 2016 Independent Director

Gregory Sandfort

62 2011 Independent Director

Neal Schmale

71 2016 Independent Director

Wendy Kelley

2016 Director, Investor Relations and Corporate Communications

Biographies

Name Description

Linda Lang

Ms. Linda A. Lang is Independent Chairman of the Board of the Company. Ms. Lang was chairman of the board and chief executive officer of Jack in the Box, Inc. from 2005 until her retirement in 2014. From 1996 until 2005 she held the offices of president and chief operating officer, executive vice president, senior vice president marketing, vice president and regional vice president, Southern California Region, and vice president marketing, all at Jack in the Box, Inc. Ms. Lang is an independent trustee for Goldman Sachs Investment Funds. Ms. Lang has extensive knowledge and expertise in the areas of brand management and marketing, financial management and reporting, supply chain and distribution management as well as strategic planning, executive compensation and succession management.

Garry Ridge

Mr. Garry O. Ridge is President, Chief Executive Officer, Director of WD-40 Company. He joined WD-40 Company in 1987 as Managing Director, WD-40 Company (Australia) Pty. Limited and he was responsible for Company operations throughout the Pacific and Asia. Mr. Ridge transferred to the corporate office in 1994 as Director International Operations and was elected Vice President - International in 1995. He was elected to the position of Executive Vice President/Chief Operating Officer in 1996 and he was named President and Chief Executive Officer in 1997. He was also elected to the Board of Directors in 1997. Prior to joining WD-40 Company Mr. Ridge was Managing Director of Mermax Pacific Pty. Ltd. and held a number of senior management positions with Hawker Pacific Pty. Ltd. (a Hawker Siddeley PLC Group Company) which was a licensee for WD-40 until 1988. As the CEO of the Company, Mr. Ridge offers the Board an important Company-based perspective. In addition, his particular knowledge of the Company’s international markets and industry position provides the Board with valuable insight.

Jay Rembolt

Mr. Jay W. Rembolt is Chief Financial Officer, Vice President - Finance of the Company. Mr. Rembolt joined the Company in 1997 as Manager of Financial Services. He was promoted to Controller in 1999 and to Vice President, Finance/Controller in 2001. He was then named Vice President, Finance and Chief Financial Officer in 2008.

Steven Brass

Mr. Steven A. Brass is Division President, The Americas of the Company. Mr. Brass joined the Company in 1991 as International Area Manager at the Company’s U.K. subsidiary and has since held several management positions including Country Manager in Germany, Director of Continental Europe, European Sales Director, and most recently European Commercial Director prior to his promotion to Division President, The Americas, in 2016.

Richard Clampitt

Mr. Richard T. Clampitt is the Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary of the company. He was named as Corporate Secretary on October 15, 2013. He has been licensed to practice law in the State of California since 1981. Prior to joining the Company, Mr. Clampitt served as a partner at Gordon & Rees LLP from 2002 through 2013.

Stanley Sewitch

Mr. Stanley A. Sewitch is Vice President - Global Organization Development of the company. Mr. Sewitch joined the Company in 2012 as Vice President, Global Organization Development. Prior to joining the Company, Mr. Sewitch was a founder of four businesses, including a human resources and organizational consulting firm (HRG Inc.) which he led from 1989 until joining the Company.

Geoffrey Holdsworth

Mr. Geoffrey J. Holdsworth is Managing Director, Asia Pacific of the Company. Mr. Holdsworth joined the Company’s Australia subsidiary, WD-40 Company (Australia) Pty. Limited, in 1996 as General Manager and was promoted to his current position of Managing Director, Asia-Pacific and as a Director of WD-40 Company (Australia) Pty. Limited in 1997.

Michael Freeman

Mr. Michael L. Freeman is Chief Strategy Officer of the Company. Mr. Freeman joined the Company in 1990 as Director of Marketing and was promoted to Director of Operations in 1994. He became Vice President, Administration and Chief Information Officer in 1996, and was named Senior Vice President, Operations in 2001. He then served as Division President, The Americas, from 2002 until 2016 when he was appointed to his current position as Chief Strategy Officer.

William Noble

Mr. William B. Noble is Managing Director, EMEA subsidiary of the Company. He joined the Company’s Australia subsidiary, WD-40 Company (Australia) Pty. Limited, in 1993 as International Marketing Manager for the Asia Region. He was then promoted to his current position of Managing Director, EMEA and as a Director of the Company’s U.K. subsidiary, WD-40 Company Limited, in 1996.

Peter Bewley

Mr. Peter D. Bewley is Independent Director of the Company. Mr. Bewley served as associate general counsel for Johnson & Johnson from 1985 to 1994 after serving as a staff attorney with Johnson & Johnson from 1977 to 1985. He was vice president, general counsel and secretary and chief compliance officer of Novacare, Inc. from 1994 to 1998. Mr. Bewley was the senior vice president–general counsel and secretary of The Clorox Company from 1998 until his retirement in 2005. He presently serves as a director of Tractor Supply Company. Mr. Bewley’s experience at consumer packaged goods companies prepared him to address strategic issues confronting the Company. In addition, his service as general counsel and secretary of two public companies provides the Board with a practical and in depth perspective on corporate governance and legal matters.

Daniel Carter

Mr. Daniel T. Carter is Independent Director of the Company. Mr. Carter served as executive vice president and chief financial officer of BevMo! Inc. from 2009 until June 2016. Mr. Carter served as executive vice president and chief financial officer of Semtek, Inc. from 2008 to 2009; executive vice president and chief financial officer at Charlotte Russe Holding, Inc. from 1998 to 2007; and chief financial officer of Advanced Marketing Services from 1997 to 1998. From 1986 to 1997 he was employed by Price Club and its follow-on entities, serving as senior vice president for PriceCostco and chief financial officer for Price Enterprises. Mr. Carter began his career as an auditor with Ernst & Young, and he is a Certified Public Accountant (inactive). Mr. Carter received his bachelor of business administration in accounting from the University of Oklahoma.

Melissa Claassen

Ms. Melissa Claassen is Independent Director of WD-40 Company. Ms. Claassen is vice president, business unit finance – adidas. Ms. Claassen served as the chief financial officer of Taylor Made – adidas Golf from 2012 to 2015. From 1996 until 2012 Ms. Claassen held positions at various adidas subsidiaries including chief financial officer of adidas Group Hong Kong and Taiwan, controlling director at adidas Group China, head of marketing controlling, senior financial controller, finance manager, SAP team lead, management accountant, and financial accountant.

Eric Etchart

Mr. Eric P. Etchart is Independent Director of the company. Mr. Etchart served as senior vice president of The Manitowoc Company, Inc. from 2007 until his retirement in January 2016. He served as senior vice president, business development, from 2015 to 2016 and as president and general manager of the Manitowoc Crane Group from 2007 to 2015. From 1983 to 2007, Mr. Etchart held various sales, marketing and management positions at subsidiaries and predecessor companies of The Manitowoc Company, Inc. Mr. Etchart is a French national, having held management positions in China, Singapore, Italy, France and the United States. In May 2016, Mr. Etchart was recognized as a National Association of Corporate Directors (NACD) Board Leadership Fellow. He presently serves as a director of Graco Inc. and Alamo Group Inc. Mr. Etchart’s breadth of international finance, marketing and management experience provides important perspective to the Board.

Daniel Pittard

Mr. Daniel E. Pittard is Independent Director of the Company. From 2006 until his retirement in 2012, Mr. Pittard served as president, CEO and Board member of Rubio’s Restaurants, Inc. Mr. Pittard was an angel investor and served on the board of directors of five private companies from 2000 until 2005. He served as senior vice president, strategy and business development for Gateway, Inc. from 1998 until 1999; and group vice president, Amoco Company (now BP) from 1995 until 1998 with full P&L responsibilities for four businesses with $13 billion in revenue. As a senior vice president for PepsiCo/Frito-Lay from 1992 to 1995 he had responsibilities for international operations, strategy and new ventures. From 1980 to 1992 he was with McKinsey and Company, and served as a partner in Atlanta, Stockholm and Helsinki. From 1976 until 1980 Mr. Pittard was CEO of a joint venture in Saudi Arabia. Mr. Pittard has served on three public company boards - Rubio’s Restaurants, Novatel Wireless and Pulse Electronics - as well as many private and non-profit boards. He is a former public company CEO and McKinsey partner with considerable international experience and he is a National Association of Corporate Directors (NACD) Board Leadership Fellow.

Gregory Sandfort

Mr. Gregory A. Sandfort is Independent Director of WD-40 Company. Mr. Sandfort has served as chief executive officer of Tractor Supply Company since December 2012. He held the office of president of Tractor Supply Company from 2009 through 2015. Prior to 2013, Mr. Sandfort served as president and chief operating officer in 2012 and as president and chief merchandising officer from 2009 to 2012. Mr. Sandfort served as executive vice president-chief merchandising officer of Tractor Supply Company from 2007 to 2009. Mr. Sandfort previously served as president and chief operating officer at Michael’s Stores, Inc. from 2006 to 2007, and as executive vice president-general merchandise manager at Michaels Stores, Inc. from 2004 to 2006. Mr. Sandfort presently serves as a director of Tractor Supply Company and Kirkland’s, Inc. Mr. Sandfort brings a retail industry perspective to the Board.

Neal Schmale

Mr. Neal E. Schmale is Independent Director of the Company. He served as Board Chair from 2004 through 2016. Mr. Schmale was president and chief operating officer of Sempra Energy from 2006 until his retirement in 2011. Previously, he was executive vice president and chief financial officer of Sempra Energy from 1998 through 2005. Mr. Schmale served as a director of Sempra Energy from 2004 until 2011. He presently serves as a director of Murphy Oil Corporation.

Wendy Kelley

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