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Cass Information Systems Inc (CASS.OQ)

CASS.OQ on NASDAQ Stock Exchange Global Select Market

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Eric Brunngraber

62 2015 Chairman of the Board, President, Chief Executive Officer

P. Stephen Appelbaum

61 2011 Chief Financial Officer, Executive Vice President, Secretary

Mark Campbell

56 2015 President – Transportation Information Services

Dwight Erdbruegger

59 2018 President – Cass Commercial Bank

Gary Langfitt

63 2011 President - Expense Management Services

James Cavellier

51 2018 Executive Vice President, Chief Information Officer

Joseph Rupp

68 2018 Lead Independent Director

Lawrence Collett

75 2015 Lead Director

Ralph Clermont

71 2015 Independent Director

Robert Ebel

63 2006 Independent Director

Benjamin Edwards

63 2005 Independent Director

James Lindemann

63 2007 Independent Director

Sally H. Roth

71 Independent Director

Randall Schilling

56 2009 Independent Director

Franklin Wicks

65 2006 Independent Director

Biographies

Name Description

Eric Brunngraber

Mr. Eric H. Brunngraber is the Chairman of the Board, President, Chief Executive Officer of the Company. He has been a director since 2003. Mr. Brunngraber is Chairman, President, and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Company. Prior to his appointment as CEO in 2008, he held the position of President and Chief Operating Officer (COO) since 2006. Mr. Brunngraber served as Chief Financial Officer (CFO) of the Company from 1997 to 2006. He has held numerous positions with the Company since his employment began in 1979, including Executive Vice President of Cass Commercial Bank, the Company’s bank subsidiary. Mr. Brunngraber is active in various civic, charitable, and professional organizations in the St. Louis metropolitan area, including the Regional Business Council and the American Diabetes Association – Community Leadership Board. The Board selected Mr. Brunngraber to serve as a director because he is the Company’s President and CEO and is responsible for the strategic direction and day-to-day leadership of the Company.

P. Stephen Appelbaum

Mr. P. Stephen Appelbaum serves as Chief Financial Officer, Executive Vice President, Secretary of the Company. He joined the Company in 2006 as the CFO and Secretary. Prior to joining the Company, he worked for KPMG LLP for 10 years before becoming a Senior Vice President at US Bank (St. Louis, Missouri), where he spent 16 years holding various positions in the areas of accounting, financial reporting, risk management, and merger and acquisition integration. In August 2017, Mr. Appelbaum was elected to serve on the Board of Directors of Benjamin Edwards, Inc. the holding company of Benjamin F. Edwards & Co., a privately held national wealth management firm.

Mark Campbell

Mr. Mark A. Campbell serves as President - Transportation Information Services of Cass Information Systems, Inc., effective February 2015. Mr. Campbell has been with the Company since 1988 and held various positions including serving as Senior Vice President, Sales and Marketing – Transportation Information Services from 2003 to 2010, Senior Vice President – Transportation Information Services from 2010 to September 2014 and Executive Vice President – Transportation Information Services from 2014 to 2015 when he was appointed to his current position.

Dwight Erdbruegger

Mr. Dwight D. Erdbruegger President – Cass Commercial Bank of the Company. Mr. Erdbruegger succeeded Mr. Mathias as President of the Bank effective July 2, 2018, joining the Company after a 31-year career in commercial banking, the last 15 years spent with Commerce Bank. Most recently he was chairman of CBIEF, the equipment finance subsidiary of Commerce Bank. He was also chief administrative officer for Commerce Bank East Group, with offices in Missouri, Indiana, Michigan, Ohio and Tennessee.

Gary Langfitt

Mr. Gary B. Langfitt serves as President - Expense Management Services of the Company. Mr. Langfitt joined the Company in 1999 as Vice President, Sales and Marketing – Utility Information Services and subsequently served as COO – Utility Information Services from 2003 to 2011 when he was appointed to his current position.

James Cavellier

Mr. James M. Cavellier is the Executive Vice President, Chief Information Officer of the Company. Mr. Cavellier joined the Company in this role in February 2018. Prior to joining the Company, he worked for Comerica Bank since 2001 holding various technology leadership positions ranging from strategic technology planning to operational responsibility for all technology across the U.S. Most recently, Mr. Cavellier was a domain chief information officer for payment and wealth management technologies. Prior to Comerica Bank, Mr. Cavellier held technology leadership positions with The Auto Club Group, Ernst & Young, LLP, and Electronic Data Systems.

Joseph Rupp

Mr. Joseph D. Rupp serves is an Lead Independent Director of the Company. From 1972 until his retirement in 2016, Mr. Rupp has been a director since 2016. He is the retired Chairman of the Board of Olin Corporation (Olin), a publicly-traded global manufacturer and distributor of chemical products and a leading U.S. manufacturer of ammunition located in Clayton, Missouri. Mr. Rupp served as the Chairman of the Board of Olin Corporation from 2016 to 2017. Prior to 2016, Mr. Rupp served as Chairman, President, and Chief Executive Officer of Olin since 2005. Prior to his election as Chairman, Mr. Rupp was President and Chief Executive Officer of Olin from 2002 to 2005. Prior to 2002, Mr. Rupp served in various positions with Olin, which he originally joined in 1972. Additionally, Mr. Rupp serves as a director of Quanex Building Products Corporation, a publicly-traded manufacturer of components sold in the building products industry; Dot Foods, Inc., a private foodservice redistribution company; and Owens-Illinois, a publicly-traded glass bottle manufacturer. He earned his bachelor’s degree in metallurgical engineering from Missouri University of Science and Technology.

Lawrence Collett

Mr. Lawrence A. Collett was the Lead Director of the Company. He currently serves as Lead Director of the Board, a position he has been a director since 1983. He currently serves as Lead Director of the Board, a position he has held since 2015. He previously served as Chairman of the Board from 1992 until his appointment as Lead Director. Mr. Collett retired as CEO of the Company in 2008, having served in that capacity since 1990. He began his career with the Company in 1963 and served as Executive Vice President from 1974 to 1983 and President from 1983 to 1990. He holds numerous positions with civic, charitable, and church-related institutions.

Ralph Clermont

Mr. Ralph Clermont, CPA is an Independent Director of Cass Information Systems, Inc. Mr. Clermont has been a director since 2015. Mr. Clermont enjoyed a 39-year career with KPMG LLP, retiring in 2008 as managing partner of its St. Louis office where he led the firm’s Midwest financial services practice and managed the audits of numerous banking organizations. He currently serves as Lead Director of National Bank Holdings Corporation, a publicly-traded bank holding company, where he is also Chairman of the Audit and Risk Committee as well as a member of its Compensation Committee and Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee. Mr. Clermont is a certified public accountant and member of both the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the Missouri Society of Certified Public Accountants. He earned his bachelor’s degree in accounting from Saint Louis University.

Robert Ebel

Mr. Robert A. Ebel is an Independent Director of the Company. He has been a director since 2006. He was Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Universal Printing Company, a privately-held printing company headquartered in St. Louis, Missouri, until the sale of the company in 2017. Mr. Ebel began his tenure with Universal Printing Company as CFO and Board member in 1986. In 1996, he was appointed to the position of CEO. Mr. Ebel currently serves on the Board of the St. Louis Graphic Arts Joint Health and Welfare Fund and is active in various civic and charitable organizations in the St. Louis metropolitan area.

Benjamin Edwards

Mr. Benjamin F. Edwards, IV, serves as an Independent Director of Cass Information Systems, Inc., He has been a director since 2005. He is Chairman, CEO and President of Benjamin F. Edwards & Company, a St. Louis-based investment firm. Previously, Mr. Edwards was branch manager of the Town & Country, Missouri office of A.G. Edwards/Wachovia Securities LLC, a national investment firm. Mr. Edwards’ career with A.G. Edwards began in 1977, where he held numerous positions including Employment Manager, Financial Advisor, Associate Branch Manager, Regional Officer, Director of Sales and Marketing and President, as well as a member of the Board of Directors of A.G. Edwards from 1994 to 2007. He currently is a member of the Board of The Bogey Club in St. Louis and a member of the CEO Forum.

James Lindemann

Mr. James J. Lindemann is an Independent Director of the Company. He has been a director since 2007. He is Executive Vice President of Emerson Electric Co. (Emerson), a publicly-traded manufacturing company based in St. Louis, Missouri. Mr. Lindemann joined Emerson in 1977, where he has held a number of increasingly responsible engineering and marketing positions with its Specialty Motor business unit. In 1992, he was named President of Commercial Cam, and in 1995, he was named President of the Emerson Appliance Motor business unit. In 1996, Mr. Lindemann was promoted to Chairman and CEO of the Emerson Motor Co. He was named Senior Vice President of Emerson in 1999 and Executive Vice President in 2000. Mr. Lindemann served on the Emerson Advisory Board from 2000 to 2016 and has been a Board member of the CEO Forum since 2003.

Sally H. Roth

Ms. Sally H. Roth is an Independent Director of the Company. She has been nominated to serve as a first-time director of Cass. Ms. Roth served as Area President-Upper Midwest for Regions Bank from 2007 until her retirement in 2014. Prior to her appointment as Area President, Ms. Roth served as Regions Bank’s Commercial Banking Executive for the Saint Louis metropolitan market. Her banking career began at Mercantile Bank (now U.S. Bank) in 1985 where she held various positions including Group Manager - Large Corporate Banking and Community Bank President until 1997. Ms. Roth served in various roles at Bank of America from 1997 to 2002. She holds a Master of Business Administration degree from Washington University in Saint Louis.

Randall Schilling

Mr. Randall L. Schilling is an Independent Director of the Company. He has been a director since 2009. He is President and CEO of BoardPaq LLC, a privately-held software company based in St. Charles, Missouri. From 1992 to 2010, he was the CEO of Quilogy, Inc., a nationally recognized, privately-held information technology professional services company. Mr. Schilling is currently an Advisory Council member of Arch Grants, a St. Louis based non-profit organization that provides equity-free grants and support services to entrepreneurs. He is also the founder and owner of OPO Startups, a co-working center for digital startups providing space and access to mentors, investors, programming, educational resources, and a community of local entrepreneurs. Additionally, Mr. Schilling has been active in various other civic and charitable organizations in the St. Louis metropolitan area, including Partners for Progress – Education Chairman.

Franklin Wicks

Dr. Franklin D. Wicks, Jr., is an Independent Director of the Company. He has been a director since 2006. He was Executive Vice President and President of Applied Markets of Sigma-Aldrich Corporation (Sigma-Aldrich), a publicly-traded life science and high technology company located in St. Louis, Missouri, until his retirement in 2015. Dr. Wicks worked for Sigma-Aldrich since 1982, beginning as a research chemist and subsequently working in marketing, then as President of Sigma Chemical and Vice President of Worldwide Operations, Sigma-Aldrich. He served as President, Scientific Research Division, Sigma-Aldrich from 1999 to 2002 and was responsible for operations in 34 countries. Prior to his appointment as Executive Vice President and President of Applied Markets of Sigma-Aldrich, Dr. Wicks served as President-SAFC. After receiving his Ph. D., Dr. Wicks served for four years on the staff of the Navigators at the Air Force Academy and at the University of Colorado at Boulder before joining Sigma-Aldrich. He is currently a member of the CEO Forum and serves as a trustee of Covenant Theological Seminary.

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