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Cooper Companies Inc (COO.N)

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

A. Thomas Bender

78 2007 Independent Chairman of the Board

Albert White

48 2018 President, Chief Executive Officer, Director

Allan Rubenstein

73 2002 Independent Vice Chairman of the Board, Lead Director

Brian Andrews

2018 Chief Financial Officer, Senior Vice President, Treasurer

Robert Auerbach

50 2018 President - CooperSurgical

Daniel McBride

53 2014 Chief Operating Officer, Executive Vice President, President of CooperVision, Inc.

Holly Sheffield

2018 Executive Vice President and Chief Strategy Officer

Agostino Ricupati

51 2017 Senior Vice President - Finance and Tax, Chief Accounting Officer

Randal Golden

56 2014 Vice President, General Counsel

Robert Weiss

71 2018 Director

Colleen Jay

55 2016 Independent Director

Michael Kalkstein

75 1992 Independent Director

William Kozy

65 2016 Independent Director

Jody Lindell

66 2006 Independent Director

Gary Petersmeyer

71 2013 Independent Director

Stanley Zinberg

83 1997 Independent Director

Kim Duncan

2015 Vice President of Investor Relations

Biographies

Name Description

A. Thomas Bender

Mr. A. Thomas Bender is Independent Chairman of the Board of Cooper Companies Inc. Mr. Bender has served on our Board since 1994 and was elected Chairman in July 2002. He also served as our President and Chief Executive Officer from May 1995 until his retirement in October 2007. He previously served as President of CooperVision, our contact lens subsidiary, from June 1991 to December 2004. Between 1966 and June 1991, Mr. Bender held a variety of management positions at Allergan, Inc., a manufacturer of eye and skin care products, including Corporate Senior Vice President, and President and Chief Operating Officer of Herbert Laboratories, Allergan’s dermatology division. Mr. Bender serves on the board of directors of Allegro Ophthalmics LLC, a private ophthalmic company focused on pharmaceutical treatment of eye disease. Mr. Bender currently serves on the compensation and audit committees at Allegro. He also serves on the board of Mission Hospital Foundation in Mission Viejo, CA.

Albert White

Mr. Albert G. White, III, is President, Chief Executive Officer, Director of the Company effective May 1, 2018. Mr. White has served as Chief Financial Officer since November 2016. He also serves as Executive Vice President and Chief Strategy Officer, positions he has held since December 2015 and July 2011, respectively. Since August 2015, Mr. White also oversees and directs our women’s healthcare business and is currently Chief Executive Officer of Cooper Medical, Inc., the parent company to CooperSurgical, Inc. Previously, he served as Vice President, Investor Relations from November 2007 through March 2013 and as Vice President and Treasurer from April 2006 through December 2012. Prior to joining the Company, Mr. White was a Director with KeyBanc Capital Markets for three years and held a number of leadership positions within KeyBank National Association over the prior eight years.

Allan Rubenstein

Dr. Allan E. Rubenstein, M.D., is Independent Vice Chairman of the Board, Lead Director of Cooper Companies Inc. Dr. Rubenstein has served as our Vice Chairman and Lead Director since July 2002, and previously served as Chairman of the Board from July 1994 through July 2002. He served as Acting Chairman of the Board from April 1993 through June 1994. He is also Clinical Professor of Neurology and Pediatrics at New York University Langone Medical Center. Formerly, he was Chief Executive Officer of NexGenix Pharmaceuticals in NYC from 2003 to 2011. He currently serves as chairman of the scientific advisory board for Plex Pharmaceuticals (formerly CalAsia Pharmaceuticals) since September 2017. He is also a trustee of the Connecticut River Museum in Essex, Connecticut. Previously, he served as a director of BioClinica (NASDAQ: BIOC), a specialty clinical trials company, from 2000 to 2003. He is also Medical Director Emeritus of the Children’s Tumor Foundation and a consultant to the National Institutes of Health, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration and the U.S. Department of Defense, where he served as Chair of the Army Neurofibromatosis Research Program Integration Panel in 2001.

Brian Andrews

Mr. Brian Andrews is Chief Financial Officer, Senior Vice President, Treasurer of the Company, effective May 1, 2018. He began his career at Cooper in 2006 as Assistant Treasurer and served in that role until 2013 when he was promoted to Treasurer. He was promoted to Vice President in 2015 and added the role of Vice President, Global Logistics and Service for CooperSurgical in 2017. Prior to joining Cooper, he held various corporate and investment banking positions at KeyBanc Capital Markets and at ING Barings.

Robert Auerbach

Dr. Robert Auerbach, M.D., is President - CooperSurgical of the Company. In his new role, he is responsible for CooperSurgical's worldwide business, reporting directly to Albert White. Auerbach has held a number of leadership roles since joining CooperSurgical in 2005. Prior to joining CooperSurgical, Auerbach was a member of Yale's clinical faculty in the School of Medicine. He completed his specialty training in obstetrics and gynecology at Yale in 1988. Auerbach succeeds Paul Remmell who has transitioned out of the company after a successful career spanning 27 years.

Daniel McBride

Mr. Daniel G. McBride, Esq., has been Chief Operating Officer, Executive Vice President; President of CooperVision, Inc., of Cooper Companies Inc. Mr. McBride has served as Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer since November 2013 and as the President of CooperVision, our contact lens subsidiary since February 2014. He previously served as our Chief Risk Officer from July 2011 through October 2013, as our General Counsel from November 2007 through January 2014, and as Vice President from July 2006 through October 2013. He also served as Senior Counsel from February 2005 through November 2007. Prior to joining Cooper, Mr. McBride was an attorney with Latham & Watkins LLP from October 1998 to February 2005, concentrating on mergers and acquisitions and corporate finance matters.

Holly Sheffield

Ms. Holly Sheffield has been appointed Executive Vice President and Chief Strategy Officer of the Company effective June 4, 2018. Sheffield joins Cooper from UBS Securities LLC where she was Global Head of Medical Technology within the firms' Healthcare Banking group. Holly was also co-head of the America's Investment Bank Diversity and Inclusion Council at UBS along with involvement in several other cultural initiatives within the bank. Prior to UBS, she spent 13 years at Credit Suisse where she was a Managing Director in Healthcare Banking in San Francisco and New York. Sheffield holds an MBA from Columbia Business School and a BA from Cornell University.

Agostino Ricupati

Mr. Agostino Ricupati is Senior Vice President - Finance and Tax, Chief Accounting Officer of the Company. Mr. Ricupati has served as our Chief Accounting Officer since October 2017 and as Senior Vice President, Finance & Tax since July 2017. Mr. Ricupati previously served as Vice President, Tax for the Company from July 2013 to July 2017. Prior to joining Cooper, he served as International Tax Director for Intel Corp. (NASDAQ: INTC) from 2010 to 2013 and in various other senior finance and tax positions over the past 20 years. He holds a masters degree from DePaul University and is a Certified Public Accountant.

Randal Golden

Mr. Randal L. Golden, Esq., is a Vice President, General Counsel of Cooper Companies, Inc. Mr. Golden has served as Vice President since November 2014 and as our General Counsel from February 2014. He previously served as our Assistant General Counsel from May 2013 through January 2014. He also served as senior counsel from March 2010, when he joined the Company, until May 2013. Prior to joining Cooper, he served as Senior Director & Legal Counsel at Align Technology, Inc. from 2005 through 2010 and as Director of Legal Affairs & Senior Counsel with Nokia, Inc. from 2000 to 2005. Mr. Golden also held various associate and senior legal positions prior to 2000, focusing on litigation and commercial and business law.

Robert Weiss

Mr. Robert S. Weiss has been appointed Director of the Company. He is no longer President, Chief Executive Officer of the Company effective on April 30, 2018. Mr. Weiss has served as our President since March 2008 and as our Chief Executive Officer since November 2007. He also served as President of CooperVision, our contact lens subsidiary, from March 2007 to February 2008. He previously served as our Chief Operating Officer from January 2005 to October 2007 and as Executive Vice President from October 1995 to October 2007. He served as our Chief Financial Officer from September 1989 to January 2005. He served as our Treasurer from 1989 to March 2002. Since joining us in 1977, he has held a number of finance positions both with us and Cooper Laboratories, Inc. (our former parent). Mr. Weiss is also a director of Accuray Incorporated (Nasdaq: ARAY), a company that develops, manufactures, and sells precise, innovative tumor treatment solutions that set the standard of care with the aim of helping patients live longer, better lives. He serves on its nominating and governance committee and on its audit committee. He is also a member of the Board of Trustees of the University of Scranton in Pennsylvania and serves on its finance, advancement, and audit committees.

Colleen Jay

Ms. Colleen E. Jay is Independent Director of the Company. Ms. Jay served as a Global Division President for Procter and Gamble as a member of the Top 30 Global Executive Committee until her retirement in October 2017. Her most recent operational assignment was President, Global Beauty Specialty Business at Procter & Gamble from 2015 where she was responsible for the Wella Professional Salon, Cosmetics, Retail Hair Color, and Fragrance businesses, and the successful divestiture of them. Prior to taking leadership of the Beauty Specialty Business, Ms. Jay led the Global Retail Hair Care and Color division of Procter & Gamble from 2012 to 2015 and the Global Female Beauty division from 2010 to 2012. She also served as Vice President & General Manager, Greater China Feminine Care, Personal Cleansing, Oral Care & Entire China Marketing Function, based in Guangzhou, China, from 2006 to 2009, where she was responsible for businesses with a combined value of over $1 Billion. She has worked in various positions with Procter & Gamble since July 1985 and has led operational units in the United States, Canada, China, and Switzerland (including leading global businesses) during the course of her career. Ms. Jay also volunteers at Catalyst, Inc., a non-profit organization dedicated to improving workplace inclusion for women. Ms. Jay does not presently serve on any other public company Boards of Directors.

Michael Kalkstein

Mr. Michael H. Kalkstein is Independent Director of Cooper Companies Inc. Mr. Kalkstein was a partner at Dechert LLP, an international law firm, from June 2003 through June 2007, and was Co-chair of the firm’s Intellectual Property Practice Group. He also served as the Managing Partner of Dechert’s Palo Alto office from June 2003 through December 2005. He retired from active practice in June 2007 and continues to be “Of Counsel” to Dechert at its Mountain View, CA office. Previously, from September 1999 through May 2003, he was a partner at Oppenheimer, Wolff & Donnelly, LLP, an international law firm, and a member of its Policy and Technologies Committees. Mr. Kalkstein currently serves as a director on the board of the Merola Opera Program, a non-profit arts organization affiliated with the San Francisco Opera, and sits on its finance and governance committees and on San Francisco Opera’s Medallion Society committee. He also served as a member of the Board of Trustees of Opera San Jose from 1984 to October 2010, serving as its President from 1992 to 1994. He was a member of the Alliance of CEOs from 2001 to June 2007 and was a member of the board of directors of the Law Foundation of Silicon Valley from 2002 to June 2007. Until January 2007, he also served as a director of the Northern California Chapter of the National Association of Corporate Directors.

William Kozy

Mr. William A. Kozy is Independent Director of the Company. Mr. Kozy served as the Chief Operating Officer of Becton Dickinson (NYSE: BDX) from 2012 until his retirement in 2016, and as its Executive Vice President from 2006 until 2016. He also served as a member of the corporate Leadership Team for Becton Dickinson and in various executive roles since 1988, including Senior Vice President of Company Operations from 1998 until 2002, President of BD Diagnostics from 2002 through 2006, President of the BD Biosciences segment from 2006 to 2009 and head of BD Medical from 2009 through 2011. Mr. Kozy is a member of the Hackensack Meridian Health Board of Trustees where he serves on the Strategic Planning, Ventures, and Executive Compensation Committees. He also serves on the Board of the Franciscan Sisters of the Poor Foundation. He is an active benefactor and volunteer for the Karen Ann Quinlan Hospice organization and the Immokalee Child Care Center (Naples, Florida).

Jody Lindell

Ms. Jody S. Lindell is Independent Director of Cooper Companies Inc. Ms. Lindell is President and Chief Executive Officer of S.G. Management, Inc., an asset management company she has headed since 2000. Until May 2000, Ms. Lindell was a partner with KPMG LLP where she served as Partner-In-Charge of the Industrial Markets and Healthcare and Life Sciences practices for the Western Area. Ms. Lindell is also a Certified Public Accountant (inactive). Through September 2007, she served as a director and on the audit and director’s loan committees for First Republic Bank, a publicly traded financial institution. First Republic Bank was acquired in 2007, underwent a management led buyout in mid-2010 and again became publicly traded (NYSE: FRC) in December 2010. Ms. Lindell continued to serve as a director for First Republic Bank through May 2017. She also currently serves on the board of directors and the audit and nominating and corporate governance committees of PDL BioPharma (NasdaqGS: PDLI).

Gary Petersmeyer

Mr. Gary S. Petersmeyer is Independent Director of Cooper Companies Inc. Mr. Petersmeyer currently serves as a consultant to companies in the pharmaceutical and medical device industries. Most recently he co-founded Aesthetic Sciences Corporation in 2004 and served as the Chief Executive Officer and Chairman until December 2010. Prior to that he served as President and Chief Operating Officer of Pherin Pharmaceuticals, Inc. from 2000 to 2001 and as President and Chief Operating Officer of Collagen Corporation, Inc. from 1995 to 1997 and as Chief Executive Officer from 1997 to 1999. From 1976 to 2000 he served in various management positions for pharmaceutical and medical device companies. Mr. Petersmeyer serves as a director and member of the compensation and audit committees of Omnicell, Inc. (NASDAQ: OMCL). He also served as director and chairman of the board of Cardica, Inc. (NASDAQ: CRDC) through November 2015. He has previously served on the boards of Visx Incorporated and Roxro Pharmaceuticals prior to their acquisitions. He also serves as chairman of the board for Positive Coaching Alliance, a non-profit organization dedicated to improving youth sports.

Stanley Zinberg

Dr. Stanley Zinberg, M.D., is Independent Director of Cooper Companies Inc. Dr. Zinberg is a retired obstetrician-gynecologist who served as Deputy Executive Vice President and Vice President of Practice Activities for the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) in Washington, D.C. from 1993 through his retirement in December 2007. From 1981 until 1993 he served as Chief, Obstetrics and Gynecology, and Director, OB-GYN Residency Program at NY Downtown Hospital, where from 1990 through 1992 he also served as President of the Medical Staff and was a member of the Board of Trustees until June 2013. He is certified by the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology and is a member of the faculty of the Departments of Obstetrics and Gynecology at New York University School of Medicine, the Cornell University College of Medicine, and the Georgetown University School of Medicine. He is the author of numerous editorials, scientific papers, and book chapters in the field of women’s healthcare. In addition, Dr. Zinberg obtained a Master’s Degree in Health Administration, with an emphasis on not-for-profit finance, in 1990 from the Graduate School of Public Administration of New York University. Currently, Dr. Zinberg is a director on the Peconic Bay Medical Center board and serves on its finance, investment, and compensation committees. He is also a director on the Peconic Bay Medical Center Foundation board. He is also President of the American Gynecologic Club. Additionally, he serves as a director and chairman of the board of the Westhampton Beach Performing Arts Center, as a member of the Southampton Town Board of Ethics in Southampton, NY, and as a member of the boards of overseers of Northwell Health.

Kim Duncan

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