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Crocs Inc (CROX.OQ)

CROX.OQ on NASDAQ Stock Exchange Global Select Market

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Thomas Smach

57 2014 Independent Chairman of the Board

Andrew Rees

51 2017 President, Chief Executive Officer, Director

Anne Mehlman

38 2018 Chief Financial Officer, Executive Vice President

Carrie Teffner

51 2018 Executive Vice President - Finance and Strategic Projects

Daniel Hart

59 2010 Executive Vice President, Chief Legal and Administrative Officer

Gregg Ribatt

48 2017 Director

Ian Bickley

54 2015 Independent Director

Ronald Frasch

69 2016 Independent Director

Bill Gray

2018 Independent Director

Prakash Melwani

60 2014 Independent Director

Douglas Treff

60 2016 Independent Director

Doreen Wright

61 2011 Independent Director

Marisa Jacobs

2017 Senior Director - Investor Relations

Biographies

Name Description

Thomas Smach

Mr. Thomas J. Smach is an Independent Chairman of the Board of Crocs, Inc. Mr. Smach has served as the Chairperson of the Board since June 2011, and as a member of the Board since April 2005. Since 2008, Mr. Smach has been a co-founding partner of Riverwood Capital Management, a private equity firm. From January 2005 to June 2008, Mr. Smach served as the Chief Financial Officer of Flextronics International ("Flextronics"), a NASDAQ-listed electronics manufacturing services (EMS) provider. From April 2000 to December 2004, Mr. Smach served as Senior Vice President—Finance of Flextronics. From 1997 to April 2000, he served as the Senior Vice President, Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer of The Dii Group, Inc., an EMS provider and publicly-traded company that merged with Flextronics in early 2000 ("The Dii Group"). In addition to currently serving on the board of various private companies around the world, Mr. Smach also served on the board of various public companies in both the United States and Germany. Mr. Smach is a certified public accountant (inactive). Mr. Smach has extensive accounting and financial management experience having served as the chief financial officer of global public companies and on the boards of both public and private companies. In addition, Mr. Smach has significant experience with international manufacturing and business from his leadership positions at Riverwood Capital Management and Flextronics. This experience is useful in light of our international operations. Mr. Smach is also well versed in SEC compliance and risk oversight, which makes him particularly well suited to serve on our Audit Committee and as the Board’s Chairperson.

Andrew Rees

Mr. Andrew Rees is a President, Chief Executive Officer, Director of Crocs, Inc. Prior to joining us, Mr. Rees served as Managing Director of L.E.K. Consulting in Boston where he founded and led the firm's Retail and Consumer Products Practice for 13 years. While at L.E.K. Consulting, Mr. Rees served as a consultant for us from 2013 to 2014, supporting the development and execution of our strategic growth plan. Previously, Mr. Rees served as Vice President of both Strategic Planning and Retail Operations for Reebok International, a global footwear and apparel company. He also held a variety of positions at Laura Ashley, a fashion and home furnishings brand. Mr. Rees has extensive executive expertise in the footwear and retail industry and day-to-day knowledge of our operations as Chief Executive Officer.

Anne Mehlman

Ms. Anne Mehlman has been appointed as Chief Financial Officer, Executive Vice President of the Company, effective August 24, 2018. Ms. Mehlman brings more than 15 years of global financial and operational experience to her role. She will join Crocs from Zappos.com, Inc., an online shoe retailer owned by Amazon, where she is Chief Financial Officer. Before joining Zappos.com, Inc. in 2016, Ms. Mehlman was a member of the Crocs management team for over five years, most recently as Vice President Corporate Finance. Earlier in her career, she served as Division Finance Director at RSC Holdings, Inc., a construction and industrial equipment rental company (acquired by United Rentals, Inc.), and as Northeast Regional Controller at Corporate Express, an international B2B seller of office supplies (acquired by Staples, Inc.).

Carrie Teffner

Ms. Carrie W. Teffner is Executive Vice President - Finance and Strategic Projects of Crocs, Inc., effective April 1, 2019. Ms. Teffner also served as a member of our Board from June 2015 to December 2015. From June 2013 through June 2015, she served as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of PetSmart, Inc., a specialty provider of pet products and services. Prior to joining PetSmart, Ms. Teffner served as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer at Weber-Stephen Products LLC, a manufacturer of charcoal and gas grills and accessories, from October 2011 to May 2013. Prior to that, she served as Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer for The Timberland Company, a manufacturer and retailer of outdoors wear, from September 2009 to September 2011. From 1988 to 2009, she worked in various leadership roles at Sara Lee Corporation, a consumer goods company, including Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, Sara Lee International Household and Body Care; Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, Sara Lee Foodservice; and Senior Vice President, Financial Planning and Analysis and Treasurer, Sara Lee Corporation.

Daniel Hart

Mr. Daniel P. Hart is an Executive Vice President, Chief Legal and Administrative Officer of Crocs, Inc. From June 2009 through December 2009, he served as our Executive Vice President of Administration and Corporate Development. Prior to joining us, Mr. Hart was employed by Océ North America, a digital printing and document management division of Océ, N.V., a manufacturing and engineering company publicly traded on the Euronext Amsterdam stock exchange, where he served as Senior Vice President and General Counsel from 2006 to 2009. From 2004 to 2006, Mr. Hart served as Senior Vice President – General Counsel and Human Resources for Invensys Controls, a global manufacturing and engineering operation within Invensys plc, a public U.K. conglomerate. From 2002 to 2004, Mr. Hart served as Chief Staff Officer for the Development Division of Invensys, a large portfolio of disposal companies within Invensys plc. Previously, Mr. Hart's experience included service in senior legal positions at Dictaphone Corporation and Brooke Group Ltd. and private legal practice in New York City.

Gregg Ribatt

Mr. Gregg S. Ribatt is a Director of Crocs, Inc. He was Chief Executive Officer of the Company. From February 2014 to July 2014, Mr. Ribatt served as the interim Chief Executive Officer of Spanx Inc., one of the leading global shapewear, apparel and accessory companies. From January 2008 to January 2013, Mr. Ribatt was the President and Chief Executive Officer of the Performance + Lifestyle Group (formerly, The Stride Rite Corporation) of Collective Brands, Inc., a branded lifestyle footwear company. The Performance + Lifestyle Group included the Sperry Top-Sider, Saucony, Keds and Stride Rite brands. The Performance & Lifestyle Group was acquired by Wolverine Worldwide in October 2012. Before joining Collective Brands, Mr. Ribatt served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Stuart Weitzman Holdings LLC. Mr. Ribatt's prior experience also includes thirteen years with Bennett Footwear Group, where he was Executive Vice President & Chief Operating Officer. Bennett was a leading women's fashion footwear company, which included the Franco Sarto, Via Spiga, and Etienne Aigner brands.

Ian Bickley

Mr. Ian M. Bickley is an Independent Director of Crocs, Inc. Mr. Bickley has served as a member of the Board since April 2015. Mr. Bickley has served as President, International Group, of Coach, Inc. ("Coach"), a leading New York design house of modern luxury accessories and lifestyle collections, since August 2013. Effective July 2017, Mr. Bickley will serve as President, Global Business Development and Strategic Alliances for Coach. Prior to his current role, Mr. Bickley served as President, Coach International from February 2006 to August 2013, President and Chief Executive Officer, Coach Japan from August 2001 to January 2006, Vice President, Japan from 1997 to 2001 and other successively senior positions since joining Coach in May 1993. Mr. Bickley brings more than 25 years of global retail and brand building experience to the Board. Since joining Tapestry in 1993, Mr. Bickley has been an important architect in the development and execution of its international businesses, through direct retail, wholesale and distributor-run businesses. Mr. Bickley also oversees development of all new and emerging markets globally for the Coach brand. This experience provides the Board with significant expertise and perspective relating to global retail operations, emerging markets and branding.

Ronald Frasch

Mr. Ronald L. Frasch is an Independent Director of Crocs, Inc. He was a Lead Independent Director from November 2012 to January 2016 of the Company. He has served as a member of the Board since October 2006 and as our Lead Director from November 2012 to January 2016. Since February 2014, Mr. Frasch has served as Operating Partner at Castanea Partners, a private equity firm. From June 2014 to June 2015, Mr. Frasch has served as a director of EVINE Live, Inc., a NASDAQ-listed digital commerce company. Mr. Frasch served as President and Chief Merchandising Officer of Saks Fifth Avenue, a division of Saks, Incorporated, a NYSE-listed luxury fashion retailer, from February 2007 until the merger of Saks, Incorporated with Hudson's Bay Company in November 2013. From November 2004 until January 2007, he held the post of Vice Chairperson and Chief Merchant of Saks Fifth Avenue. From January 2004 to November 2004, he was employed by Saks in a non-executive capacity. From April 2000 to January 2004, Mr. Frasch served as Chairperson and Chief Executive Officer of Bergdorf Goodman (a subsidiary of Neiman Marcus Group, Inc.) and served as President of GFT North America (a subsidiary of Gruppo GFT, based in Turin, Italy, a global producer, marketer and distributor of fine men's and women's clothing, sportswear and furnishings) from 1996 to 2000. Mr. Frasch also served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Escada USA from 1994 to 1996. Mr. Frasch has extensive executive expertise in the fashion retail industry, which is valuable to the Board and management in understanding the consumer retail and fashion industry, including current buying trends by our wholesale customers.

Bill Gray

Mr. Bill Gray is Independent Director of the Company. Mr. Gray is a Senior Advisor to Blackstone's Private Equity Group. Mr. Gray will serve on the Board’s Information Technology Committee. As compensation for his service on the Board, Mr. Gray is entitled to receive the Company’s standard compensation for non-employee directors; provided, however, such compensation may be paid to Blackstone or its designee, pursuant to the terms of the Investment Agreement. The information regarding certain relationships between the Company and Blackstone is set forth under “Certain Relationships and Related Person Transactions” in the Company’s definitive proxy statement filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on April 24, 2018.

Prakash Melwani

Mr. Prakash A. Melwani is an Independent Director of Crocs, Inc. He is a Blackstone director designee and has served as a member of the Board since January 2014. Mr. Melwani is a Senior Managing Director at Blackstone Group, L.P. and is based in New York. He is the Chief Investment Officer of the Private Equity Group and chairs each of its Investment Committees. Since joining Blackstone in 2003, Mr. Melwani has led Blackstone's investments in Crocs, Inc., Kosmos Energy, Foundation Coal, Texas Genco, Ariel Re, Pinnacle Foods, RGIS Inventory Specialists and Performance Food Group. Before joining Blackstone, Mr. Melwani was a founding partner of Vestar Capital Partners and served as its Chief Investment Officer. Mr. Melwani currently serves on the Board of Directors of Kosmos Energy, Performance Food Group, RGIS Inventory Specialists and Blackstone strategic partner, Patria. From 2007 to December 2015, Mr. Melwani served on the Board of Directors of Pinnacle Foods, Inc. Mr. Melwani’s significant knowledge and expertise in finance, business, and strategic investments provide a valuable perspective to the Board. In addition, Mr. Melwani brings to the Board extensive leadership experience through his service on the boards of various companies, including other public companies in the consumer goods industry.

Douglas Treff

Mr. Douglas J. Treff is an Independent Director of Crocs, Inc. Mr. Treff has served as a member of the Board since June 6, 2016. He currently serves as the Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of World Vision, Inc., an international relief and development organization. He served as Executive Vice President and Chief Administrative Officer of Payless Holdings, Inc. from September 2007 to July 2015 and also as its Chief Financial Officer from 2012 to 2015. Mr. Treff served as Executive Vice President and Chief Administrative Officer of Sears Canada Inc. from 2006 to 2007, having been seconded to Sears Canada from Sears Holdings. Mr. Treff served as the Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Deluxe Corporation from 2000 to 2006. From 1990 to 2000, he held Chief Financial Officer and other leadership roles in finance at Wilsons The Leather Experts Inc., including serving as Vice President, Finance of Wilsons since 1993 and as Chief Financial Officer and Assistant Secretary since 1996. Mr. Treff brings significant knowledge and expertise in accounting, finance, information technology and operations in the global retail industry. As a chief financial officer or chief administrative officer for more than 20 years, Mr. Treff has extensive experience in SEC reporting, risk management and the footwear industry, which makes him well suited to serve as the chairperson of our Audit Committee. This experience provides the Board with significant expertise and perspective relating to financial management, audit committee oversight, and global retail operations.

Doreen Wright

Ms. Doreen A. Wright is an Independent Director of Crocs, Inc. Ms. Wright has served as a member of the Board since June 2011. She served as Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer of Campbell Soup Company from 2001 to 2008. Ms. Wright also served as Interim Chief of Human Resources for Campbell Soup Company in 2002. From 1999 to 2001, Ms. Wright served as Executive Vice President and Chief Information Officer for Nabisco Inc. From 1995 to 1998, Ms. Wright held the position of Senior Vice President, Operations & Systems, Prudential Investments, for Prudential Insurance Company of America. Prior to that, she held various positions with American Express Company, Bankers Trust Corporation and Merrill Lynch & Co. She also serves on the Board of Directors of the WhiteWave Foods Company, a U.S. and European organic and plant based food and beverage company. From 2009 to 2013, Ms. Wright served on the Board of Directors of Dean Foods Company, a leading food and beverage company. In addition, Ms. Wright served on the Board of Directors of Citadel Broadcasting Corporation from 2010 to 2011, where she chaired the Compensation Committee; The Oriental Trading Company from 2008 to 2011, where she served on the Audit and Compensation Committees; Yankee Candle Company from 2003 to 2007, where she served on the Compensation and Audit Committees; and Conseco, Inc. from 2007 to 2010, where she served on the Audit and Enterprise Risk Committee. Ms. Wright brings more than 30 years of leadership experience in the financial services and consumer products industries, with emphasis in the area of information technology, operations, and human resources. Ms. Wright also has extensive experience as a public company director, including service on audit, compensation and corporate governance committees.

Marisa Jacobs

Basic Compensation

Name Fiscal Year Total

Thomas Smach

340,002

Andrew Rees

3,924,310

Anne Mehlman

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Carrie Teffner

2,281,660

Daniel Hart

1,436,460

Gregg Ribatt

2,634,230

Ian Bickley

200,006

Ronald Frasch

215,003

Bill Gray

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Prakash Melwani

205,000

Douglas Treff

225,005

Doreen Wright

245,003

Marisa Jacobs

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As Of  31 Dec 2017