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Hibbett Sports Inc (HIBB.OQ)

HIBB.OQ on NASDAQ Stock Exchange Global Select Market

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Michael Newsome

78 2014 Non-Independent Chairman of the Board

Jeffry Rosenthal

59 2013 President, Chief Executive Officer, Director

Scott Bowman

50 2012 Chief Financial Officer, Senior Vice President

Jared Briskin

44 2014 Senior Vice President, Chief Merchant

Cathy Pryor

53 2009 Senior Vice President - Operations

Anthony Crudele

60 2017 Lead Independent Director

James Hilt

2017 Director

Jane Aggers

69 2010 Independent Director

Karen Etzkorn

53 2016 Independent Director

Terrance Finley

63 2008 Independent Director

Ralph Parks

71 2002 Independent Director

Alton Yother

64 2017 Independent Director

Patrick Watson

2015 Senior Vice President and Principal Corporate Communications

Biographies

Name Description

Michael Newsome

Mr. Michael J. Newsome is Non-Independent Chairman of the Board of the Company. He served as our Executive Chair of the Board from March 2010 to February 2014 at which time he stepped down from executive management and became Chair of our Board. He has been a member of our Board since the Company became public in October 1996. Mr. Newsome served as our President from 1981 through August 2004 and was named Chief Executive Officer in September 1999 and Chair of the Board in March 2004. He stepped down as our Chief Executive Officer in March 2010. Mr. Newsome joined us as an outside salesman in 1965, and has held numerous positions with the Company, including outside salesman to schools, store manager, district manager, regional manager and President. His lifetime of experience in sporting goods retail and specifically with Hibbett is invaluable to us as he has taken us from a small privately-held retailer to the successful public company we are today, operating 1,078 stores in 35 states at the end of Fiscal 2017. In 2007, Mr. Newsome was inducted into the Sporting Goods Industry Hall of Fame sponsored by the National Sporting Goods Association.

Jeffry Rosenthal

Mr. Jeffry O. Rosenthal is President, Chief Executive Officer, Director of the Company. He also currently serves on our Board of Directors. Formerly, he served as President and Chief Operating Officer from February 2009 through March 2010 and as Vice President of Merchandising from August 1998 through February 2009. Prior to joining us, Mr. Rosenthal was Vice President and Divisional Merchandise Manager for Apparel with Champs Sports, a division of Foot Locker, Inc., from 1981 to 1998.

Scott Bowman

Mr. Scott Justin Bowman is Chief Financial Officer, Senior Vice President of the Company. Prior to joining the company, Mr. Bowman was Division Chief Financial Officer – Northern Division of The Home Depot, a large home improvement retailer. Previously, Mr. Bowman served The Home Depot as their Senior Director, Finance – IT for approximately three years. In prior retail experience, he has worked in various controller and accounting management positions.

Jared Briskin

Mr. Jared S. Briskin is Senior Vice President, Chief Merchant of the Company. Formerly, he served as Vice President/Divisional Merchandise Manager of Footwear and Equipment from March 2010 through September 2014 and Vice President/Divisional Merchandise Manager of Apparel and Equipment from June 2004 through March 2010. Prior to his appointment to Vice President in 2004, Mr. Briskin held various merchandising positions across multiple categories since joining the Company in April 1998.

Cathy Pryor

Ms. Cathy E. Pryor is Senior Vice President - Operations of the Company. Formerly, she served as Vice President of Operations from 1995 to 2012. She joined our Company in 1988 serving in areas of increasing responsibility including district manager and Director of Store Operations.

Anthony Crudele

Mr. Anthony F. Crudele is Lead Independent Director of the Company. He holds a Bachelor of Business Administration degree in Accounting from the University of Notre Dame. He served as the Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer of Tractor Supply Company (TSC) from May 2007 through February 2017 and previously served as their Senior Vice President, Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer since joining the company in September 2005. Prior to that time, he served as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Gibson Guitar from 2003 to 2005; as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Xcelerate Corp from 2000 to 2003; and in senior financial roles at The Sports Authority from 1989 to 1999, including Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer from 1996 to 1999. Mr. Crudele is a certified public accountant and began his career in 1978, spending the majority of his public accounting tenure at the international accounting firm of Price Waterhouse. His past positions as CFO of publicly traded retail companies bring insight of retail operations and strategies.

James Hilt

Mr. James A. Hilt is Director of the Company. Mr. Hilt has served as Executive Vice President, Chief Marketing Officer and eCommerce at Express, Inc. since March 2016. Mr. Hilt joined Express in February 2014 as Senior Vice President of e-Commerce. Prior to joining Express, he was Vice President of eBooks and Managing Director, International at Barnes & Noble, Inc. Earlier in his career, Mr. Hilt held several executive positions at Sears Holdings Corporation, the parent company of Sears Roebuck and Co. and Kmart Corporation. Before Sears, Mr. Hilt was a Director of Global Marketing at SAP and held several senior positions at IBM.

Jane Aggers

Ms. Jane F. Aggers is Independent Director of the Company. She holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from Bowling Green State University. Ms. Aggers brings over 40 years of experience in the retail industry and served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Hancock Fabrics, Inc., a specialty fabric and home accessory retailer, from 2005 through January 2011. Prior to that time, she served as co-founder of MMI, a marketing and business consulting firm and served 24 years in various merchandising roles at Jo-Ann Fabric and Craft Stores, with her last position as Executive Vice President and was a buyer with The Higbee Company. Additionally, Ms. Aggers has served on the Board of Directors of Hancock Fabrics and Moto Photo, Inc., where she served on the Audit, Compensation and Special Independent Committees. She has also served on several non-profit and civic boards. Ms. Aggers' professional background, particularly as CEO of a publicly-traded company, brings specific knowledge and experience of retailing, including public board experience, merchandising, marketing and management.

Karen Etzkorn

Ms. Karen S. Etzkorn serves as Independent Director of the Company. She holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from Ohio State University. She has served as Chief Information Officer and Executive Vice President at HSNi, an interactive multichannel retailer, since January 2013. Prior to that time, she served as Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer at Ascena Retail, Inc. and Tween Brands, Inc. from January 2008 to September 2012. In addition, she has held senior positions at retailers including The Home Depot, Williams-Sonoma, Gap, Inc. and Limited, Inc.

Terrance Finley

Mr. Terrance G. Finley is Independent Director of the Company. He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science and Communications from Auburn University. Mr. Finley is currently President and Chief Executive Officer of Books-A-Million, Inc., where he has worked as President and Chief Operating Officer, Executive Vice President – Chief Merchandising Officer and in various positions within the merchandising group since 1993. His current responsibilities include all the company's store operations, merchandising, marketing, publishing, import and Internet activities. Mr. Finley is a 38-year veteran of the book industry and has led several of Books-A-Million's business units, including the launching of its e-commerce effort.

Ralph Parks

Mr. Ralph T. Parks is Independent Director of the Company. He has served as President of RTParks, Inc. since 2002. From February 2008 through May 2008, Mr. Parks served as Interim CEO of Heelys, Inc., a global distributor of action youth footwear. He worked at FOOTACTION USA from 1987 to 1999, when he retired as President and Chief Executive Officer. Additionally, Mr. Parks' current Board service includes the Board of Directors of Kirkland's, Inc. where he also serves on the Audit Committee and Governance Committee. He also served on the Board of Directors of Heely's, Inc. until they were sold in January 2013. Mr. Parks' professional background brings specific knowledge and experience of the sporting goods industry, including branded consumer products, public board experience and people management.

Alton Yother

Mr. Alton E. Yother is Independent Director of the Company. He has been a Director since August 2004 and served as the Lead Director of our Board from May 2009 through January 2017. He currently serves as a member of all committees of the Board. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Finance from the University of Alabama. Mr. Yother worked as Executive Vice President and Controller of Regions Financial Corporation (formerly AmSouth Bancorporation) from November 2004 to April 2007 at which time he became Senior Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Regions Financial Corporation until his retirement in April 2008. Prior to this, he worked for over 24 years for SouthTrust Corporation or SouthTrust Bank. His most recent duties at SouthTrust were as Executive Vice President, Treasurer and Controller of SouthTrust Corporation from 1998 to 2004. Mr. Yother strengthens the Board's collective knowledge and capabilities, by offering an extensive background in management and experience in financial operations and strategic planning, including risk assessment, and brings to the Board strong financial and accounting experience.

Patrick Watson

Basic Compensation

Name Fiscal Year Total

Michael Newsome

369,994

Jeffry Rosenthal

1,531,560

Scott Bowman

848,923

Jared Briskin

752,103

Cathy Pryor

997,660

Anthony Crudele

169,977

James Hilt

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Jane Aggers

194,983

Karen Etzkorn

92,123

Terrance Finley

161,243

Ralph Parks

194,985

Alton Yother

214,985

Patrick Watson

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As Of  28 Jan 2017