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Hooker Furniture Corp (HOFT.OQ)

HOFT.OQ on NASDAQ Stock Exchange Global Select Market

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Paul Toms

63 2011 Chairman of the Board, Chief Executive Officer

Paul Huckfeldt

60 2013 Chief Financial Officer, Senior Vice President - Finance and Accounting

Lee Boone

2018 Co-Presidents of Home Meridian

Michael Delgatti

64 2017 President of Hooker Furniture legacy companies

Douglas Townsend

2018 Co-Presidents of Home Meridian

Anne Jacobsen

56 2014 Senior Vice President - Administration

Henry Williamson

70 2016 Lead Independent Director

Paulette Garafolo

61 2017 Director

Tonya Jackson

54 2017 Director

W. Christopher Beeler

66 2016 Independent Director

John Gregory

70 1988 Independent Director

Edwin Ryder

70 2016 Independent Director

Ellen Taaffe

56 2015 Independent Director

Biographies

Name Description

Paul Toms

Mr. Paul B. Toms, Jr. is Chairman of the Board, Chief Executive Officer of the Company. Mr. Toms has been Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of the Company since December 2000 and also served as President from November 2006 until August 2011. Mr. Toms was President and Chief Operating Officer from December 1999 to December 2000, Executive Vice President-Marketing from 1994 to December 1999, Senior Vice President-Sales & Marketing from 1993 to 1994, and Vice President-Sales from 1987 to 1993. Mr. Toms joined the Company in 1983. His long tenure with the Company in senior and executive management roles and his position as the Company’s Chief Executive Officer uniquely qualify him to serve as a director of the Company.

Paul Huckfeldt

Mr. Paul A. Huckfeldt is Chief Financial Officer, Senior Vice President - Finance and Accounting of the Company. He has been Senior Vice President - Finance and Accounting since September 2013 and Chief Financial Officer since January 2011. Mr. Huckfeldt served as Vice President – Finance and Accounting from December 2010 to September 2013, Corporate Controller and Chief Accounting Officer from January 2010 to January 2011, Manager of Operations Accounting from March 2006 to December 2009 and led the Company’s Sarbanes-Oxley implementation and subsequent compliance efforts from April 2004 to March 2006.

Lee Boone

Mr. Lee Boone is appointed as Co-Presidents of Home Meridian of the company effective June 1, 2018. He most recently, Boone has served as President of Samuel Lawrence Furniture since 2012. Previously, he served as President of Legacy Classic Furniture from 2006 to 2012. Prior to that, he had been General Manager of Legacy Classic Kids and served in sales management roles at Lea Industries and Universal Furniture.

Michael Delgatti

Mr. Michael W. Delgatti, Jr. is President of Hooker Furniture legacy companies of the Company. He served as President- Hooker Furniture Corporation from February 2014 to January 2017, President – Hooker Upholstery from August 2011 to January 2014 and Executive Vice-President of Corporate Sales from September 2012 to January 2014. Mr. Delgatti joined the Company in January of 2009 as Executive Vice-President of Hooker Upholstery.

Douglas Townsend

Mr. Douglas Townsend is appointed as Co-Presidents of Home Meridian of the company effective June 1, 2018. He most recently, Townsend has served as Chief Operating Officer of the Clubs Division, Senior Vice President of U.S. Operations, CEO of the Samuel Lawrence Hospitality division and Executive Vice President of HMI. From 2002-2006, he was CFO of Samuel Lawrence Furniture, and early in his career he was co-founder of a furniture company start-up, Canyon Furniture.

Anne Jacobsen

Ms. Anne M. Jacobsen is Senior Vice President- Administration of the company. She joined the Company in January of 2008 as Director of Human Resources and served as Vice President- H R and Administration from January 2011 to January 2014 and Vice President-Human Resources from November 2008 to January 2011.

Henry Williamson

Mr. Henry G. Williamson, Jr. is Lead Independent Director of the Company. He is the retired Chief Operating Officer of BB&T Corporation and Branch Banking and Trust Company of North Carolina, South Carolina and Virginia. He held that position from 1989 until his retirement in June 2004. Mr. Williamson is a member of the Audit Committee, the Compensation Committee and the Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee. Mr. Williamson’s executive management experience at a large publicly traded company, including his financial oversight responsibilities complement Mr. Toms’ experience and coupled with Mr. Williamson’s extensive knowledge of finance and banking, well qualify him to serve as a director and lead director of the Company.

Paulette Garafolo

Ms. Paulette Garafolo is the Director of the company. She has been Chief Executive Officer and President of Paul Stuart, a men’s and women’s classic apparel retailer and wholly owned subsidiary of Mitsui, Inc., since 2016. She served as President of Brooks Brothers, a men’s and women’s apparel retailer, from 2000 to 2016. Ms. Garafalo serves as a member of the Compensation Committee, Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee and the Audit Committee. Mrs. Garafalo’s executive experience, which encompasses traditional corporate management functions, and her extensive experience in retail and luxury consumer brands well qualifies her to serve as a director. The knowledge and experience Ms. Garafalo has gained as CEO of Paul Stuart further broadens her experience qualifications to serve as a director.

Tonya Jackson

Ms. Tonya Harris Jackson is the Director of the company. She has served as Senior Vice-President and Chief Supply Chain Officer for Lexmark, a global provider of printing and imaging products and services, since 2016. In her role, she is responsible for worldwide supply chain operations, including demand/supply planning, global sourcing, hardware and supplies manufacturing, and distribution and logistics. She served as Vice-President of Supply Chain Operations at Lexmark from 2015 until 2016 and Vice-President of Worldwide Supplies Operations from 2013 until 2015. Ms. Jackson serves as a member of the Compensation Committee, Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee and the Audit Committee. Ms. Jackson’s senior executive experience at a large, global corporation and her extensive experience in operations and supply chain management well qualify her to serve as a director.

W. Christopher Beeler

Mr. W. Christopher Beeler, Jr. is Independent Director of the Company. He has been a director of both Virginia Mirror Company, Inc. and Virginia Glass Products Corporation, both of which manufacture and fabricate architectural glass products, since 1986 and Chairman of both since 2000. He also served as President of those companies from 1988 until August 2011 and as CEO of those companies from 1997 until August 2011. In addition, he served on the board of directors and as a member of the audit committee of BB&T of Virginia (a wholly owned subsidiary of BB&T Corporation) from 1999-2006 and is a certified public accountant licensed in the Commonwealth of Virginia. Mr. Beeler serves as chair of the Audit Committee and is a member of the Compensation Committee and the Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee. Mr. Beeler’s executive experience, which encompasses traditional corporate management functions such as accounting, treasury and cash management, sales, information technology, manufacturing, distribution, and human resources, as well as short-range and long-range planning well qualifies him to serve as a director.

John Gregory

Mr. John L. Gregory, III is Independent Director of the Company. He is a shareholder, officer and director of the law firm of Young, Haskins, Mann, Gregory, McGarry & Wall, P.C. Mr. Gregory serves as chair of the Compensation Committee, and as a member of the Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee and the Audit Committee. The knowledge and experience Mr. Gregory has gained from his 30 years of experience as a director with the Company and his 41 years of experience as an attorney more than well qualify him to serve as a director of the Company.

Edwin Ryder

Mr. Edwin Larry Ryder is Independent Director of the Company. Mr. Ryder retired as Executive Vice President – Finance and Administration and Chief Financial Officer of the Company in January 2011, with 34 years of experience in that and other senior management roles with the Company. Mr. Ryder serves on the Audit Committee and the Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee. His familiarity with the Company’s strategy, operations, personnel and prior Board deliberations, along with his extensive knowledge of the home furnishings industry and the investment community, well qualify him to serve as a director of the Company.

Ellen Taaffe

Ms. Ellen Connelly Taaffe is Independent Director of the Company. In 2016, she joined the Clinical Faculty of Leadership at Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management, where she is also Director of Women’s Leadership Programming. She has been a Marketing Strategy Consultant and Executive Leadership Coach since 2015. Ms. Taaffe serves as chair of the Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee and a member of the Audit Committee and the Compensation Committee. Prior to founding her consulting business, she was President of Smith-Dahmer Associates LLC, a research and brand strategy consulting firm from 2010-2015. Prior to that, Ms. Taaffe served in various senior management positions at Whirlpool Corporation, Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd., and PepsiCo. Earlier in her career, she held numerous positions in brand management, trade marketing, and sales at the Quaker Oats Company from 1984 - 2001. Ms. Taaffe has served on the board of directors of John B. Sanfilippo & Son Inc., a Chicago-based baking and snack nut processor, distributor and marketer, since 2011, where she is a member of the Compensation Committee, Governance Committee, and Audit Committee. Her executive experience at various public companies, her current service on a public-company board of directors and expertise in and knowledge of traditional and digital marketing best practices in high-ticket consumer durables, well qualify her to serve as a director of the Company.

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