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Bed Bath & Beyond Inc (BBBY.OQ)

BBBY.OQ on NASDAQ Stock Exchange Global Select Market

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Patrick Gaston

60 2019 Independent Chairman of the Board

Eugene Castagna

52 2018 President, Chief Operating Officer

Mary Winston

57 2019 Interim Chief Executive Officer, Director

Robyn D Elia

46 2018 Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer and Principal Financial and Accounting Officer

Matthew Fiorilli

61 1999 Senior Vice President - Stores

Susan Lattmann

50 2018 Chief Administrative Officer

Stephanie Bell-Rose

60 2018 Independent Director

Harriet Edelman

63 2019 Independent Director

Johnathan Osborne

37 2018 Independent Director

Harsha Ramalingam

60 2019 Independent Director

Virginia Ruesterholz

57 2017 Independent Director

Andrea Weiss

64 2019 Independent Director

Ann Yerger

57 2019 Independent Director

Janet Barth

2016 IR Contact Officer

Biographies

Name Description

Patrick Gaston

Mr. Patrick R. Gaston is Independent Chairman of the Board of the company. he was Lead Independent Director of Bed Bath & Beyond Inc. He is Chief Executive Officer of Gaston Consulting. His firm focuses on building public/private partnerships that address youth development, education and humanitarian response. He also serves as an adjunct professor of business management at the Community College of Denver. From January 2013 through February 2016, he was President of the Western Union Foundation, which supports economic development, workforce preparedness, education and disaster relief efforts throughout the world. From January to December 2012, he was the Chief Executive Officer of Gastal Networks, LLC, a consulting firm specializing in corporate social responsibility initiatives. From January to December 2011, he served a one-year term as Executive in Residence and Senior Advisor with the Clinton Bush Haiti Fund to support the rebuilding efforts in Haiti. From 2003 and until January 2011, Mr. Gaston was President of the Verizon Foundation. Prior to assuming that position, Mr. Gaston held a variety of management positions at Verizon Communications Inc. and its predecessors since 1984, including positions in operations, marketing, human resources, strategic planning and government relations. He has been a director of the Company since 2007. He currently volunteers as a board member for several non-profit organizations, including the US Chamber of Commerce Foundation, and America’s Charities.

Eugene Castagna

Mr. Eugene A. Castagna, CPA, is President, Chief Operating Officer of the Company. Mr. Castagna served as Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer from 2006 to 2014, as Assistant Treasurer from 2002 to 2006 and as Vice President—Finance from 2000 to 2006. Mr. Castagna joined the Company in 1994.

Mary Winston

Ms. Mary A. Winston CPA is Interim Chief Executive Officer, Director of the company. Ms. Winston is a seasoned executive with significant governance expertise across a broad range of industries, having served on large public company boards and audit committees for many years. She has a strong background in all aspects of finance and accounting, as well as experience in M&A, corporate strategy, cost restructuring programs, corporate governance/compliance, and investor relations/communications. Among other roles, she has served as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer at Family Dollar Stores Inc., Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer at Giant Eagle, Inc., Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer at Scholastic Corporation, Vice President and Controller of Visteon Corporation and Vice President, Global Financial Operations at Pfizer Inc. in the Pharmaceuticals Group. Ms. Winston currently serves as President at WinsCo Enterprises Inc., a financial and board governance consulting firm. She has served on the boards of Plexus Corp and SuperValu Inc. and is currently a member of the boards of Acuity Brands, Inc., Domtar Corporation and Dover Corporation. Ms. Winston received a Bachelors degree of Accounting from theUniversity of Wisconsin, an MBA in Finance, Marketing and International Business fromNorthwestern University'sKellogg Graduate School, and is a CPA, as well as a NACD Board Leadership Fellow.

Robyn D Elia

Ms. Robyn M. D Elia is Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer and Principal Financial and Accounting Officer of the Company. Ms. D'Elia has been with the Company since 1996, and was formerly Vice President - Finance, since 2015. Previously, she served as Vice President - Controller from 2006 to 2015, Vice President - Financial Planning & Control in 2006, and Assistant Controller from 2000 to 2006. Prior to joining the Company, Ms. D'Elia was with the public accounting firm of Arthur Andersen.

Matthew Fiorilli

Mr. Matthew F. Fiorilli is Senior Vice President - Stores of Bed Bath & Beyond Inc. He served as Vice President - Stores of the Company. Mr. Fiorilli joined the Company in 1973.

Susan Lattmann

Ms. Susan E. Lattmann is Chief Administrative Officer of the Company. Ms. Lattmann served as Vice President—Finance from 2006 to 2014, as Vice President—Controller from 2001 to 2006 and as Controller from 2000 to 2001. Ms. Lattmann is a certified public accountant and joined the Company in 1996.

Stephanie Bell-Rose

Ms. Stephanie Bell-Rose is Independent Director of the Company. She is Senior Managing Director at TIAA and Head of the TIAA Institute, which produces original research and insights on issues pertaining to financial security and organizational effectiveness in the educational, nonprofit and public sectors. Before joining TIAA in 2010, Ms. Bell-Rose served as a managing director at The Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. and president of its foundation, and as counsel and program officer at the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. She is a Trustee of The John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, the Council on Foundations and the Public Welfare Foundation. Bell-Rose is also a member of the Council on Foreign Relations, the Executive Leadership Council, the Economic Club of New York, and the Women’s Forum of New York, and she is Trustee Emerita of the Barnes Foundation and Honorary Trustee of the American Museum of Natural History.

Harriet Edelman

Ms. Harriet Edelman has been appointed as Independent Director of the company, Effective May 01, 2019. Harriet Edelman, current Vice Chairman, Emigrant Bank and former Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer, Business Transformation, and Senior Vice President, Global Supply Chain of Avon Products Inc.

Johnathan Osborne

Mr. Johnathan B. Osborne is Independent Director of the Company. He is the CEO of Red Antler, a branding company, which he co-founded in 2007. Leading a multi-disciplinary team of strategists, designers, marketers and engineers with his co-founders at Red Antler, Osborne has helped define a new generation of products and services that people love. Since 2007, he has worked with founders of top, fast-growing companies across categories including Casper, Allbirds, Brandless, Foursquare, and Birchbox, advising them on how to build category-defining experiences. In addition, Osborne oversees Red Antler’s operations and venture partnerships, and frequently speaks to venture portfolios, accelerators, and at conferences about the role of brand in building a category leading business. Prior to founding Red Antler, Osborne opened the New York office of Consortium, a boutique creative shop based in Auckland, New Zealand. He began his career at advertising agency Saatchi & Saatchi working with global brands. He graduated Magna Cum Laude from Cornell University with a degree in Business and is active with their Entrepreneurship program and Cornell Tech.

Harsha Ramalingam

Mr. Harsha Ramalingam has been appointed as Independent Director of the company, Effective May 01, 2019. Mr. Ramalingam, who currently serves as a senior advisor at Boston Consulting Group and who is the President and Owner of his own consulting firm, brings over 30 years of operational leadership experience and global expertise in areas including information technology and internet software. He has previously served in various leadership roles at Amazon.com, Inc., including as Global Vice President of the e-commerce Platform Group, which included ownership of the Chief Information Officer and CISO Functions, and also as a member of the Consumer Leadership Team responsible for the Company's consumer business. During his tenure of just under seven years as a senior executive at Amazon.com, Inc., the Company grew from less than$20 billionin revenue to over$100 billion. Mr. Ramalingam also spent six years at EMC Corporation, including as Vice President, Products and Operations of EMC's SaaS/Cloud business, where he was responsible for R&D, product and program management, financing, and technical and business operations from conception to launch. While at EMC, he successfully executed EMC's acquisition and integration of Mozy. He spent the earlier part of his career in various information management and technology roles. Mr. Ramalingam previously served on the board of Intralinks Inc. Mr. Ramalingam received a Bachelor of Technology from theIndian Institute of Technology, an MBA in General Management from the Indian Institute of Management and received an Executive Education atStanford UniversityGraduate School of Business.

Virginia Ruesterholz

Ms. Virginia P. Ruesterholz is Independent Director of the Company. She served as Executive Vice President—Strategic Initiatives of Verizon Communications Inc. from January 1, 2012 until her retirement in July 2012. From 2009 to 2011, she was President of Verizon Services Operations, a $10 billion global shared-services business group with over 25,000 employees that operated Verizon’s wireline network as well as the finance operations, real estate and supply chain services that supported all Verizon companies. Prior to 2009, Ms. Ruesterholz served as President of Verizon Telecom from 2006, where she oversaw the U.S. rollout of the high-speed fiber optic network known as Fios®. She joined New York Telephone (a predecessor to Verizon Communications) as a manager in 1984 and served in positions of increasing responsibility during her career there and in its successor companies, up to her retirement. She serves on the Board of Directors of Frontier Communications Corporation and The Hartford Financial Services Group, Inc. She is also a member of the Board of Trustees at Stevens Institute of Technology, where she has served as Chair for the past 5 years, up until May 22, 2018.

Andrea Weiss

Ms. Andrea M. Weiss has been appointed as Independent Director of the company, Effective May 01, 2019. Ms. Weiss was an early innovator in multi-channel commerce and brings nearly 30 years of entrepreneurial leadership experience in the retail industry, currently serving as Founding Partner of The O Alliance, LLC and Chief Executive Officer and Founder of Retail Consulting Inc. She is recognized as a pioneer in creating a seamless customer experience, and has been a key player in transforming retail into the digital space. She also has extensive experience developing high-level business strategy and tactical execution plans, including implementing turnaround initiatives for leading brands in the U.S. andEurope. She has held executive leadership roles at dELiA*s, Inc., The Limited Inc., GUESS, Inc.,Ann Taylor Stores, Inc. and The Walt Disney Company. Ms. Weiss is a National Association of Corporate Directors (NACD) Board Governance Fellow and was named to the NACD Top 100 Best Public Directors in 2016. Ms. Weiss previously served on the boards of GSI Commerce, Pep Boys, Chico's FAS, Inc. and Nutrisystem, Inc. She currently serves as a director on the boards of Cracker Barrel Old Country Store, Inc. and RPT Realty. Ms. Weiss received a Bachelor of Fine Arts fromVirginia Commonwealth Universityand a Masters of Administrative Science from TheJohns Hopkins University. She also completed post-graduate studies atHarvard Business Schooland The Kellogg School atNorthwestern University.

Ann Yerger

Ms. Ann Yerger has been appointed as Independent Director of the company, Effective May 01, 2019. she spent nearly 20 years with the Council of Institutional Investors (CII), including ten years in leadership as CII's Executive Director. CII is a nonprofit, nonpartisan association of asset owners, asset managers and other service providers representing assets under management of approximately$40 trillionfocused on effective corporate governance practices. Previously, Ms. Yerger was the Investor Responsibility Research Center's Deputy Director for Corporate Governance Service. Ms. Yerger's deep corporate governance and shareholder-oriented work also includes service as an advisor toSpencer Stuart'sNorth American Board Practice group, which helps companies strengthen their boards and improve their effectiveness, a member ofGrant Thornton'sAudit Quality Advisory Council, executive director of EY's Center for Board Matters, and as a member of the Investor Advisory Group of the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board, the Investor Advisory Committee of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, Weinberg Center for Corporate Governance Advisory Board, the Nasdaq Listing and Hearing Review Council and the U.S. Treasury Department's Advisory Committee on the Auditing Profession. She has also testified before Congressional committees on important corporate governance and investor protection issues. ICGN, the International Corporate Governance Network, previously awarded Ms. Yerger with the "ICGN Award for Excellence in Corporate Governance," which is granted for exceptional achievements towards improving corporate governance, in recognition of her work in galvanizing investor collaborative initiatives resulting in significant advances in American corporate governance over 25 years. She is a NACD Board Leadership Fellow and an independent director of Hershey Entertainment and Resorts Company and chairs its Governance Committee and serves on the Compensation and Executive Organization

Janet Barth