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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Shantanu Narayen

55 2017 Chairman of the Board, President, Chief Executive Officer

Donna Morris

51 2018 Chief Human Resource Officer, Executive Vice President - Customer and Employee Experience

Abhay Parasnis

44 2016 Executive Vice President, Chief Technology Officer

Ann Lewnes

57 2016 Executive Vice President, Chief Marketing Officer

Dana Rao

49 2018 Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary

Bryan Lamkin

58 2015 Executive Vice President, General Manager - Digital Media

Scott Belsky

38 2017 Chief Product Officer - Creative Cloud and Executive Vice President

Matthew Thompson

60 2013 Executive Vice President - Worldwide Field Operations

Mark Garfield

48 2018 Vice President, Chief Accounting Officer and Corporate Controller

James Daley

77 2017 Lead Independent Director

Amy Banse

59 2012 Independent Director

Frank Calderoni

61 2012 Independent Director

Laura Desmond

53 2012 Independent Director

Charles Geschke

79 2017 Independent Director

Kathleen Oberg

58 2019 Independent Director

Dheeraj Pandey

44 2019 Independent Director

David Ricks

51 2018 Independent Director

Daniel Rosensweig

57 2009 Independent Director

John Warnock

78 2017 Independent Director

Biographies

Name Description

Shantanu Narayen

Mr. Shantanu Narayen is Chairman of the Board, President, Chief Executive Officer of the Company. He joined Adobe in January 1998 as Vice President and General Manager of our engineering technology group. In January 1999, he was promoted to Senior Vice President, Worldwide Products, and in March 2001 he was promoted to Executive Vice President, Worldwide Product Marketing and Development. In January 2005, Mr. Narayen was promoted to President and Chief Operating Officer, and effective December 2007, he was appointed our Chief Executive Officer and joined our Board of Directors. In January 2017, he was named our Chairman of the Board. Mr. Narayen serves as lead independent director on the board of directors of Pfizer, a multinational pharmaceutical corporation. Mr. Narayen holds a B.S. in Electronics Engineering from Osmania University in India, a M.S. in Computer Science from Bowling Green State University and an M.B.A. from the Haas School of Business, University of California, Berkeley.

Donna Morris

Ms. Donna Morris is Chief Human Resource Officer, Executive Vice President - Customer and Employee Experience of the Company. Ms. Morris currently serves as Chief Human Resources Officer and Executive Vice President of Adobe's Global Customer and Employee Experience organization. Ms. Morris joined Adobe as Senior Director of Global Talent Management in April 2002 through the acquisition of Accelio Corporation, a Canadian software company, where she served as Vice President of Human Resources and Learning. In December 2005, Ms. Morris was promoted to Vice President Global Human Resources Operations and subsequently to Senior Vice President Human Resources in March 2007. Ms. Morris is a director of Marvell Technology Group Limited and the Adobe Foundation.

Abhay Parasnis

Mr. Abhay Parasnis is Executive Vice President, Chief Technology Officer of the Company. Mr. Parasnis joined Adobe in July 2015 as Senior Vice President of Adobe's Cloud Technology & Services organization and Chief Technology Officer. Prior to joining Adobe, he served as President and Chief Operating Officer at Kony, Inc. from March 2013 to March 2015. From January 2012 to November 2013, Mr. Parasnis was a Senior Vice President and later Strategic Advisor for the Oracle Public Cloud at Oracle. Prior to joining Oracle, he was General Manager of Microsoft Azure AppFabric at Microsoft from April 2009 to December 2011.

Ann Lewnes

Ms. Ann Lewnes is Executive Vice President, Chief Marketing Officer of the Company. Ms. Lewnes joined Adobe in November 2006 and currently serves as Executive Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer. Prior to joining Adobe, Ms. Lewnes spent 20 years at Intel Corporation, where she was Vice President of Sales and Marketing. Ms. Lewnes is a board member of Mattel, The Ad Council, and the Adobe Foundation.

Dana Rao

Mr. Dana Rao is Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary of the Company. Mr. Rao currently serves as our Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary. He joined Adobe in April 2012 and served as our Vice President, Intellectual Property and Litigation where he spearheaded strategic initiatives including the company’s litigation efforts, and its patent, trademark and copyright portfolio strategies until June 2018. Prior to joining Adobe, Mr. Rao was with Microsoft Corporation for 11 years, serving in a variety of roles including Associate General Counsel of Intellectual Property and Licensing, where he oversaw all patent matters for Microsoft’s entertainment and devices division as well as the company-wide patent acquisition team. From 1997 until March 2001, he served as a patent attorney at Fenwick & West. He holds a B.S. in Electrical Engineering from Villanova University and a J.D. from George Washington University.

Bryan Lamkin

Mr. Bryan S. Lamkin is Senior Vice President, General Manager - Digital Media of the Company. Mr. Lamkin currently serves as Executive Vice President and General Manager, Digital Media. He rejoined Adobe in February 2013 as Senior Vice President, Technology and Corporate Development. From June 2011 to May 2012, Mr. Lamkin served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Clover, a mobile payments platform. Prior to Clover, Mr. Lamkin co-founded and served as the Chief Executive Officer of Bagcheck, a sharing and discovery platform, from June 2010 to May 2011. From April 2009 to June 2010, Mr. Lamkin served as Senior Vice President of Consumer Products and Applications at Yahoo!, a global technology company providing online search, content and communication tools. From May 2008 to April 2009, Mr. Lamkin served as Executive in Residence at Sutter Hill Ventures. Mr. Lamkin previously was with Adobe from 1992 to 2006 and held various senior management positions including Senior Vice President, Creative Solutions Business Unit.

Scott Belsky

Mr. Scott Belsky Chief Product Officer and Executive Vice President - Creative Cloud of the Company. Mr. Belsky joined Adobe in December 2017 as Chief Product Officer and Executive Vice President, Creative Cloud. Prior to joining Adobe in December 2017, Belsky was a venture investor at Benchmark in San Francisco from February 2016 to December 2017. Prior to Benchmark, Belsky led Adobe's mobile strategy for Creative Cloud from December 2012 to January 2016, having joined the company through the acquisition of Behance. Belsky co-founded Behance in 2006 and served as its CEO for over 6 years. He is an early advisor and investor to Pinterest, Uber, and Warby Parker among other early-stage companies, and co-founded and serves on the board of Prefer, a referrals platform that empowers the careers of independent professionals. Mr. Belsky also serves on the advisory board of Cornell University's Entrepreneurship Program and as President of the Smithsonian Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum board of trustees.

Matthew Thompson

Mr. Matthew A. Thompson is Executive Vice President - Worldwide Field Operations of the Company. Mr. Thompson currently serves as Executive Vice President, Worldwide Field Operations. Mr. Thompson joined Adobe in January 2007 as Senior Vice President, Worldwide Field Operations. In January 2013, he was promoted to Executive Vice President, Worldwide Field Operations. Prior to joining Adobe, Mr. Thompson served as Senior Vice President of Worldwide Sales at Borland Software Corporation, a software delivery optimization solutions provider, from October 2003 to December 2006. Prior to joining Borland, Mr. Thompson was Vice President of Worldwide Sales and Field Operations for Marimba, Inc., a provider of products and services for software change and configuration management, from February 2001 to January 2003. From July 2000 to January 2001, Mr. Thompson was Vice President of Worldwide Sales for Calico Commerce, Inc., a provider of eBusiness applications. Prior to joining Calico, Mr. Thompson spent six years at Cadence Design Systems, Inc., a provider of electronic design technologies. While at Cadence, from January 1998 to June 2000, Mr. Thompson served as Senior Vice President, Worldwide Sales and Field Operations and from April 1994 to January 1998 as Vice President, Worldwide Professional Services. Mr. Thompson is a board member of NCR Corporation.

Mark Garfield

Mr. Mark S. Garfield is Vice President, Chief Accounting Officer and Corporate Controller of the company. Mr. Garfield currently serves as our Vice President, Chief Accounting Officer and Corporate Controller. Prior to joining Adobe in December 2018, Mr. Garfield served as the Vice President of Finance of Cloudflare, Inc. commencing in November 2017. He served as Senior Vice President and Chief Accounting Officer at Symantec Corporation from March 2014 to October 2017. Prior to joining Symantec, he was at Brightstar Corporation where he served primarily as Senior Vice President and Chief Accounting Officer from January 2013 to February 2014. Mr. Garfield served as Director of Finance at Advanced Micro Devices from August 2010 to December 2012. Prior to Advanced Micro Devices, Mr. Garfield also served in senior level finance roles at LoudCloud and Ernst and Young. Mr. Garfield holds a B.A. in Business Economics from University of California at Santa Barbara.

James Daley

Mr. James E. Daley is Lead Independent Director of the Company. Mr. Daley has served as our Lead Director since January 2017. Mr. Daley has been an independent consultant since his retirement in July 2003 from Electronic Data Systems Corporation (EDS), an information technology service company. Mr. Daley served as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of EDS from March 1999 to February 2003, and as its Executive Vice President of Client Solutions, Global Sales and Marketing from February 2003 to July 2003. From 1963 until his retirement in 1998, Mr. Daley was with Price Waterhouse, where he served as Co-Chairman-Operations and Vice-Chairman-International from 1988 to 1998. From 1985 to 1997 he was a member of the U.S. firm's Policy Board and from 1990 to 1998 a member of the firm's World Board. Mr. Daley holds a B.B.A. from Ohio University where he served for over twenty years as a Trustee of The Ohio University Foundation, including Chairing the Foundation's Board of Trustees from 1997 to 2002. Mr. Daley also served as a member of the board of directors of The Guardian Life Insurance Company of America for seventeen years where he Chaired the Board's Human Resources & Compensation Committee and the Product & Distribution Committee for a number of years.

Amy Banse

Ms. Amy L. Banse is an Independent Director of the Company. Ms. Banse serves as Managing Director and Head of Funds, Comcast Ventures and Senior Vice President, Comcast Corporation, a global media and technology company. Prior to this role, she was President of Comcast Interactive Media (CIM), a division of Comcast responsible for developing Comcast's online strategy and operating Comcast's digital properties, including Fandango, Xfinity.com and Xfinitytv.com. Ms. Banse joined Comcast in 1991 and spent the early part of her career at Comcast overseeing the development of Comcast's cable network portfolio. Ms. Banse serves on the board of directors of The Clorox Company, a multinational manufacturer and marketer of consumer and professional products. She received a B.A. from Harvard and a J.D. from Temple University School of Law. As the Managing Director and Head of Funds for Comcast Ventures and Senior Vice President, Comcast Corporation, as well as her prior executive positions, including President of CIM, Ms. Banse has extensive executive leadership experience, as well as extensive knowledge of financial and strategic issues. She also brings to the Board a deep expertise in global media and technology organizations in online business.

Frank Calderoni

Mr. Frank A. Calderoni is an Independent Director of the Company. Mr. Calderoni currently serves as the President and Chief Executive Officer of Anaplan, a planning and performance management platform provider. Prior to joining Anaplan in January 2017, he served as Executive Vice President, Operations and Chief Financial Officer at Red Hat from June 2015 to December 2016. Until June 2015, he was an Executive Advisor at Cisco, a designer, manufacturer and seller of IP-based networking and other products related to the communications and information technology industry. From 2008 to January 2015, Mr. Calderoni served as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer at Cisco, managing the company's financial strategy and operations. He joined Cisco in 2004 from QLogic Corporation, a storage networking company where he was Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer. Prior to that, he was Senior Vice President, Finance and Administration and Chief Financial Officer for SanDisk Corporation, a flash data storage company. Before joining SanDisk, Mr. Calderoni spent 21 years at IBM, a global services, software and systems company, where he became Vice President and held controller responsibilities for several divisions within the company. Mr. Calderoni currently serves on the boards of Palo Alto Networks, Inc., a network and enterprise security company, and Anaplan, Inc., a planning and performance management platform provider. Mr. Calderoni holds a B.S. in Accounting and Finance from Fordham University and an M.B.A. in Finance from Pace University.

Laura Desmond

Ms. Laura B. Desmond is an Independent Director of the Company. Ms. Desmond has been a member of Adobe’s Board of Directors since 2012. She is currently Founder and CEO of Eagle Vista Partners, a strategic advisory and investment firm focused on marketing and digital technology, and an Operating Partner in the Media & Technology Practice at Providence Equity Partners, a private equity investment firm. Prior to this, she was the Chief Revenue Officer of Publicis Groupe, a group of global marketing, communication and business transformation companies from December 2016 to December 2017. From 2008 to December 2016 she was the Global Chief Executive Officer of Starcom MediaVest Group (SMG), a global marketing and media services company which is part of the Publicis Groupe. Prior to her appointment as Global Chief Executive Officer in 2008, Ms. Desmond was Chief Executive Officer of SMG - The Americas from 2007 to 2008 where she managed a network spanning the United States, Canada and Latin America. She was Chief Executive Officer of MediaVest, based in New York, from 2003 to 2007, and from 2000 to 2002 she was Chief Executive Officer of SMG's Latin America group. She holds a B.B.A. in Marketing from the University of Iowa.

Charles Geschke

Dr. Charles M. Geschke, Ph.D., is an Independent Director of the Company. Dr. Geschke was a founder of Adobe and served as our Chairman of the Board from September 1997 to January 2017, sharing that office with John E. Warnock. Dr. Geschke was our Chief Operating Officer from December 1986 until July 1994 and our President from April 1989 until his retirement in April 2000. He holds a Ph.D. in Computer Science from Carnegie Mellon University as well as an M.S. in Mathematics and an A.B. in Classics, both from Xavier University.

Kathleen Oberg

Ms. Kathleen K. Oberg is Independent Directorof the Company. Ms. Oberg has served as the CFO of Marriott International since 2016. Ms. Oberg currently serves as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer for Marriott International, Inc. Beginning in 2013 and until January 2016, Ms. Oberg served as Chief Financial Officer for Ritz-Carlton. From 2008 until she joined the Ritz-Carlton in 2013, Ms. Oberg served as Marriott’s Senior Vice President, Corporate Development Finance and from 2006 to 2008, she served as Marriott’s Senior Vice President, International Project Finance and Asset Management for Europe, the Middle East and Africa, and as a senior finance executive for the region. Ms. Oberg’s career with Marriott began in 1999 where she served as a member of its Investor Relations group. Prior to initially joining Marriott in 1999, Ms. Oberg held various financial leadership positions with Sodexo, Sallie Mae, Goldman Sachs and Chase Manhattan Bank. Ms. Oberg holds a B.S. in Commerce with concentrations in Finance/Management Information Systems from the University of Virginia, McIntyre School of Business and an M.B.A from the Stanford University Graduate School of Business.

Dheeraj Pandey

Mr. Dheeraj Pandey is Independent Director of the Company. Mr. Pandey co-founded Nutanix in 2009 and currently serves as its Chief Executive Officer and as the Chairman of its board of directors. He also served as the President of Nutanix from September 2009 until February 2016. From February 2009 to September 2009, Mr. Pandey served as Vice President, Engineering at Teradata Corporation (fka Aster Data Systems), a data management and analysis software company, and from September 2007 to February 2009 as its Director of Engineering. Prior to joining Teradata, Mr. Pandey served in software engineering roles at Oracle Corporation, Zambeel, Inc., and Trilogy Software, Inc. Mr. Pandey holds a B. of Tech. in Computer Science from the Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur, and a M.S. in Computer Science from the University of Texas at Austin. He was a Graduate Fellow of Computer Science in the University of Texas at Austin Ph.D. program. With his experience in the technology industry as a global executive leader and technologist, including co-founding and serving as Chief Executive Officer, Chairm an, and President of Nutanix and as a software engineer at various companies over the course of nearly 20 years, Mr. Pandey brings to the Board engineering expertise, financial acumen, an in-depth understanding of the technology landscape, and valuable insight on growing a company from a start-up to a publicly traded company.

David Ricks

Mr. David A. Ricks is Independent Director of the company. Mr. Ricks currently serves as Chief Executive Officer of Eli Lilly and Company and became Chairman of the Eli Lilly and Company board of directors in June 2017. Prior to January 2017, Mr. Ricks served as President of Lilly Bio-Medicines. From 2009 to 2012, he served as President of Lilly USA, the company’s largest affiliate. Mr. Ricks served as President and General Manager of Lilly China, operating in one of the world’s fastest-growing emerging markets, from 2008 to 2009. He was general manager of Lilly Canada from 2005 to 2008, after roles as Director of Pharmaceutical Marketing and National Sales Director in Canada. Mr. Ricks joined Eli Lilly and Company in 1996 as a Business Development Associate and held several management roles in U.S. marketing and sales before moving to Lilly Canada. He currently serves on the board of directors of Elanco Animal Health, Inc., an animal health care company providing products and services for companion and food animals. Mr. Ricks earned a Bachelor of Science from Purdue University in 1990 and an MBA from Indiana University in 1996. As a result of his years of global experience as President, and recently, as CEO of Eli Lilly and Company, Mr. Ricks brings to the Board executive leadership, marketing, sales and financial expertise, business acumen and relevant worldwide operational insight.

Daniel Rosensweig

Mr. Daniel L. Rosensweig is an Independent Director of the Company. Mr. Rosensweig is currently President, Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of the board of directors of Chegg.com, an online textbook rental company. Prior to joining Chegg.com in February 2010, Mr. Rosensweig served as President and Chief Executive Officer of RedOctane, a business unit of Activision Publishing, a developer, publisher and distributor of interactive entertainment and leisure products. Prior to joining RedOctane in March 2009, Mr. Rosensweig was an Operating Principal at the Quadrangle Group, a private investment firm. Prior to joining the Quadrangle Group in August 2007, Mr. Rosensweig served as Chief Operating Officer of Yahoo!, which he joined in April 2002. Prior to joining Yahoo!, Mr. Rosensweig was President of CNET Networks, Inc., an interactive media company, which he joined in October 2000. Mr. Rosensweig served for 18 years with Ziff-Davis, an integrated media and marketing services company, including roles as President and Chief Executive Officer of its subsidiary ZDNet, from 1997 until 2000 when ZDNet was acquired by CNET. Mr. Rosensweig served on the board of directors of Time Inc., a media company comprised of many global news an culture brands, from June 2017 to January 2018. Mr. Rosensweig holds a B.A. in Political Science from Hobart College.

John Warnock

Dr. John E. Warnock, Ph.D., is an Independent Director of Company. Dr. Warnock was a founder of Adobe and was our Chairman of the Board from April 1989 to January 2017. From September 1997 to January 2017, he shared the position of Chairman with Dr. Geschke. Dr. Warnock served as our Chief Executive Officer from 1982 until December 2000. From December 2000 until his retirement in March 2001, Dr. Warnock served as our Chief Technical Officer. Dr. Warnock currently serves as Chairman of the board of Salon Media Group. Dr. Warnock holds a Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering, an M.S. in Mathematics, and a B.S. in Mathematics and Philosophy from the University of Utah.

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