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Ardagh Group SA (ARD.N)

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Paul Coulson

65 Chairman and Chief Executive Officer

David Matthews

54 2014 Chief Financial Officer and Director

Johan Gorter

58 Chief Executive Officer, Glass, and Director

David Wall

48 2011 Chief Executive Officer, Metal, and Director

Brendan Dowling

70 1998 Director

Houghton Fry

72 Director

Gerald Moloney

60 2016 Non-Executive Director

Hermanus Troskie

47 Non-Executive Director

Wolfgang Baertz

77 Independent Non-Executive Director

Damien O'Brien

62 2017 Independent Non-Executive Director

Edward White

72 2017 Independent Non-Executive Director

Biographies

Name Description

Paul Coulson

Mr. Paul Coulson serves as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Ardagh Group S.A. He graduated from Trinity College Dublin with a bachelors degree in business in 1973. He spent five years with Price Waterhouse in London and Dublin and qualified as a Chartered Accountant in 1978. He then established his own accounting firm before setting up Yeoman International in 1980 and developing it into a significant leasing and structured finance business. In 1998 he became Chairman of the Group and initiated the transformation of Ardagh from a small, single plant operation into a leading global packaging company. Over the last 30 years he has been involved in the creation and development of a number of businesses apart from Yeoman and Ardagh. These include Fanad Fisheries, a leading Irish salmon farming company, and Sterile Technologies. Prior to its sale to Stericycle, Inc. in 2006, Sterile Technologies had been developed into the leading medical waste management company in the United Kingdom and Ireland. He is Chairman of the Executive Committee, Chairman of the Compensation Committee, and Chairman of the Nominating and Governance Committee of the Company.

David Matthews

Mr. David Matthews has served as Chief Financial Officer and Director of Ardagh Group S.A. since March 2014. He was appointed to the Board of Directors of ARD Holdings S.A. in May 2014. Prior to joining Ardagh, Mr. Matthews held various senior finance positions at DS Smith plc and Bunzl plc. Mr. Matthews qualified as a Chartered Accountant in 1989 with Price Waterhouse in London and holds an Engineering degree from the University of Southampton. He is Member of the Executive Committee of the Company.

Johan Gorter

Mr. Johan Gorter serves as Chief Executive Officer, Glass, and Director of Ardagh Group S.A. He joined the Group in 2007. Prior to joining the Group, he joined PLM in 1998 as a Plant Director for the Dongen glass plant. He was then appointed Managing Director Benelux in 2001 at (Rexam), Divisional Operations Director in 2005 (Rexam) and Group Director Continuous Improvement in 2007 (Ardagh). His previous background was in aluminum production process and assembly, where he held several management positions with three companies and his last position before joining the glass industry was as General Manager in the Czech Republic. Mr. Gorter holds a Masters in Industrial Engineering from the Eindhoven University of Technology. He joined the Board in 2016. He is Member of the Executive Committee of the Company.

David Wall

Mr. David Wall has served as Chief Executive Officer, Metal, and Director of Ardagh Group S.A. since April 2011. Mr. Wall joined Ardagh in November 2008 as CEO of the Engineering division. Since then he has also held the role of Group Head of Integration. Mr. Wall qualified as a chartered accountant with Price Waterhouse and also holds an MBS from Michael Smurfit Business School, Dublin, Ireland and a BA in Economics from University College Dublin. Mr. Wall is a board member of EMPAC, the European Metal Packaging Association. He is Member of the Executive Committee of the Company.

Brendan Dowling

Mr. Brendan Dowling has served as Director of Ardagh Group S.A. since 1998. He holds graduate degrees in economics from University College Dublin and Yale University. He was Economic Advisor to the Minister for Foreign Affairs in Dublin before joining Davy Stockbrokers in 1979 as Chief Economist and later partner. He is a former member of the Committee of the Irish Stock Exchange and the Industrial Development Authority of Ireland. Prior to joining Yeoman International Group in 1995, he was Executive Chairman of Protos Stockbrokers in Helsinki, Finland. He is Member of the Nominating and Governance Committee of the Company.

Houghton Fry

Mr. Houghton Fry serves as Director of Ardagh Group S.A. He qualified as a solicitor in 1967 with William Fry, Solicitors in Dublin, Ireland having obtained an LLB law degree from Trinity College Dublin, Ireland. He became a Partner in the firm in 1970 and, in 1986, Chairman and Senior Partner. He specialized in international corporate and financial law and had extensive transaction experience in many different jurisdictions. He retired from legal practice in 2004 and has been an executive director of the Group since that time. He is Member of the Nominating and Governance Committee of the Company.

Gerald Moloney

Mr. Gerald Moloney has served as Non-Executive Director of Ardagh Group S.A. since 2016. He joined the Board 2016, having served for many years on the boards of Yeoman International Group Limited and Yeoman Capital S.A. He holds a law degree from University College Cork and qualified as a solicitor in 1981. He worked for a period in European law in Brussels and has many years' experience working in the areas of commercial law and commercial litigation. He is managing partner of the commercial and litigation law firm, G.J. Moloney, with offices in Dublin and Cork, Ireland.

Hermanus Troskie

Mr. Hermanus Roelof Willem (Herman) Troskie serves as Non-Executive Director of Ardagh Group S.A. He is the Managing Director, Private Clients at Maitland, a global advisory and administration firm with over $280 billion in assets under administration. He has extensive experience in the areas of international corporate structuring, cross-border financing and capital markets, with a particular interest in integrated structuring for entrepreneurs and their businesses. Mr. Troskie is a director of companies within the Yeoman group of companies, and other private and public companies. He qualified as a South African Attorney in 1997, and as a Solicitor of the Senior Courts of England and Wales in 2001. He is Member of the Compensation Committee of the Company.

Wolfgang Baertz

Mr. Wolfgang Andreas Baertz serves as Independent Non-Executive Director of Ardagh Group S.A. He was President of the Executive Committee of Dresdner Bank Luxembourg from 1997 until his retirement in 2003, having been Managing Director from 1982 to 1997. Mr. Baertz previously served with Commerzbank AG Düsseldorf and has been a director of the Group since December 2002. He is Member of the Audit Committee, and Member of the Compensation Committee of the Company.

Damien O'Brien

Mr. Damien O'Brien has served as Independent Non-Executive Director of Ardagh Group S.A. since 2017. He has served as CEO of Egon Zehnder from 2008 to 2014 and as its Chairman since 2010. Mr. O’Brien joined Egon Zehnder in 1988 and since then he has been based in Australia, Asia and Europe. He is Member of the Audit Committee, and Member of the Compensation Committee of the Company.

Edward White

Mr. Edward C. (Ed) White has served as Independent Non-Executive Director of Ardagh Group S.A. since 2017. He has been an Executive Professor of Finance in the Mays Business School at Texas A&M University since 2014. He was formerly a Senior Vice President and the Chief Financial Officer of Owens-Illinois, Inc. (NYSE:OI) for seven years until his retirement in 2012. During his 38-year career with O-I, he worked in a variety of management roles across finance, manufacturing and marketing. His international experiences included senior management positions as an expatriate in Finland, Poland, France and Switzerland. Mr. White holds a Masters in Business Administration from the University of Hawaii and a Bachelors in Business Administration from Indiana University. He is Chairman of the Audit Committee of the Company.