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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Virginia Rometty

61 2012 Chairman of the Board, President, Chief Executive Officer

James Kavanaugh

52 2018 Senior Vice President, Chief Financial Officer, Finance and operation

Diane Gherson

61 2017 Chief Human Resource Officer, Senior Vice President

John Kelly

65 2019 Executive Vice President

Michelle Browdy

54 2015 Senior Vice President - Legal and Regulatory Affairs and General Counsel

Kenneth Keverian

62 2014 Senior Vice President - Corporate Strategy

Martin Schroeter

54 2018 Senior Vice President - Global Markets,

Robert Del Bene

59 2017 Vice President, Controller

Michael Eskew

69 2005 Lead Independent Director

David Farr

64 2012 Independent Director

Alex Gorsky

58 2015 Independent Director

Michelle Howard

58 2019 Independent Director

Shirley Jackson

72 2005 Independent Director

Andrew Liveris

64 2010 Independent Director

Martha Pollack

60 2019 Independent Director

Joseph Swedish

67 2017 Independent Director

Sidney Taurel

70 2001 Independent Director

Peter Voser

60 2015 Independent Director

Frederick Waddell

65 2017 Independent Director

Biographies

Name Description

Virginia Rometty

Mrs. Virginia M. Rometty is Chairman of the Board, President, Chief Executive Officer of the Company. Mrs. Rometty joined IBM in 1981. She was elected senior vice president of Global Business Services in 2005, senior vice president of Sales and Distribution in 2009, senior vice president and group executive of Sales, Marketing, and Strategy in 2010, president and chief executive officer of IBM in early 2012 and chairman in late 2012. She is a member of the Business Roundtable, the Council on Foreign Relations, the Board of Trustees of Northwestern University and the Board of Overseers and Managers of Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, and formerly served on the President’s Export Council.

James Kavanaugh

Diane Gherson

Ms. Diane J. Gherson is Chief Human Resource Officer, Senior Vice President of the company. Prior she was Senior Vice President of Human Resources.

John Kelly

Dr. John E. Kelly, III, is an Executive Vice President of the Company since January 1, 2019. Previously he was Senior Vice President - IBM Cognitive Solutions and IBM Research of International Business Machines Corporation. He is responsible for IBM's technical and innovation strategies as well as company-wide policies on open standards and intellectual property. Prior to assuming his current role in September of 2004, Dr. Kelly was group executive for IBM's Technology Group, which develops, manufacturers and markets IBM's microelectronics technologies, products and services. Dr. Kelly joined IBM in 1980. In 1990, he was named director of IBM's Semiconductor Research and Development Center. In 1994, he was appointed vice president of business process reengineering for the Microelectronics Division. In 1995, he was named vice president of systems, technology and science for the IBM Research Division. In this role, Dr. Kelly was responsible for the company's most advanced research activities. The following year, he was named vice president of strategy, technology and operations for the Microelectronics Division. In 1997, he was appointed vice president of server development (from work stations to supercomputers) for IBM. In January of 1999, he was appointed general manager of IBM's Microelectronics Division, a position he held until August 2000. He received a Bachelor of Science degree in physics from Union College in 1976. He received a Master of Science degree in physics from the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in 1978 and his Doctorate in materials engineering from RPI in 1980. In 2004, he received an Honorary Doctorate of Science from The Graduate School at Union College. Dr. Kelly is a board member and former chairman of the Semiconductor Industry Association, a Fellow of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, and member of the Union College Board of Trustees.

Michelle Browdy

Ms. Michelle H. Browdy is Senior Vice President - Legal and Regulatory Affairs and General Counsel of International Business Machines Corporation since 2015.

Kenneth Keverian

Mr. Kenneth M. Keverian is Senior Vice President of Corporate Strategy of the company. Mr. Keverian was a Senior Partner at the Boston Consulting Group, a global management consulting firm, until joining IBM in 2014. He was with Boston Consulting Group for 26 years and he focused on serving technology companies in the computing and communications sectors.

Martin Schroeter

Mr. Martin J. Schroeter is Senior Vice President - Global Markets of the Company. He is currently General Manager of IBM Global Financing and previously served as IBM’s Treasurer.

Robert Del Bene

Mr. Robert F. Del Bene is Vice President, Controller of the Company, since January 21, 2017. Mr. Sutula will continue to serve as Vice President and Controller until January 20, 2017, during which time IBM expects to close its books for 2016 and report the Company’s fourth-quarter and full-year earnings for 2016. The Company thanks Mr. Sutula for his service to IBM, including his many years in senior finance positions, and wishes him well in his future endeavors. Mr. Del Bene is currently General Manager, IBM Global Financing and previously served as IBM’s Treasurer. Mr. Del Bene joined the Company in 1981 and has also served as the senior finance executive for various IBM business units including Global Services and Sales & Distribution.

Michael Eskew

Mr. Michael L. Eskew is Lead Independent Director of the Company. Mr. Eskew is IBM’s independent Lead Director. Mr. Eskew joined United Parcel Service in 1972. He was named corporate vice president for industrial engineering in 1994, group vice president for engineering in 1996, executive vice president in 1999, vice chairman in 2000, and he was chairman and chief executive officer from 2002 until his retirement at the end of 2007. Mr. Eskew remained on the board of United Parcel Service until the end of 2014. He is a director of Allstate Corporation, Eli Lilly and Company and 3M Company. In addition, he is chairman of the Annie E. Casey Foundation.

David Farr

Mr. David N. Farr is an Independent Director of the Company. Mr. Farr joined Emerson in 1981 and subsequently held various executive positions. He was named senior executive vice president and chief operating officer in 1999, chief executive officer in 2000 and chairman and chief executive officer in 2004. Mr. Farr was named chairman, president and chief executive officer in 2005 and chairman and chief executive officer in 2010. He just completed his tenure as the chairman of the National Association of Manufacturers and is currently a director of the U.S.-China Business Council.

Alex Gorsky

Mr. Alex Gorsky is an Independent Director of the Company. Mr. Gorsky joined Johnson & Johnson in 1988. In 2003, he was named company group chairman of the Johnson & Johnson pharmaceutical business in Europe, the Middle East and Africa. Mr. Gorsky left Johnson & Johnson in 2004 to join the Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corporation, where he served as head of the company’s pharmaceutical business in North America. Mr. Gorsky returned to Johnson & Johnson in 2008 as company group chairman for Ethicon. In early 2009, he was appointed worldwide chairman of the Surgical Care Group and member of the executive committee. In September 2009, he was appointed worldwide chairman of the Medical Devices and Diagnostics Group. Mr. Gorsky became vice chairman of the executive committee in January 2011. He was named chief executive officer and joined the board of directors in April 2012, and was named chairman in December 2012. Mr. Gorsky is a member of the Business Roundtable’s Board of Directors and Chairman of its Corporate Governance Committee. Mr. Gorsky also serves on the boards of the Travis Manion Foundation, Congressional Medal of Honor Foundation, the National Academy Foundation and the Wharton Board of Overseers.

Michelle Howard

Adm. Michelle J. Howard is an Independent Director of the company. She is a retired United States Navy officer. Admiral Howard began serving in the United States Navy in 1982, after graduating from the U.S. Naval Academy. During her 35 years of service, she led sailors and marines as, at various times, the Commander of a ship, an Expeditionary Strike Group, a Task Force, and a Naval theater. In 1999, she became the first African American woman to command a ship in the United States Navy. In 2014, she was the first woman to become a four-star admiral in the U.S. Navy and the first woman and African American to be appointed to the position of Vice Chief of Naval Operations, the second-highest ranking uniformed officer in the branch. Responsible for the Navy’s day-to-day operations, she focused on cyber culture and information security in the digital age, as well as gender integration. In 2016, Admiral Howard was appointed by the President to serve as commander of U.S. Naval Forces in Europe and Africa and the Allied Joint Forces Command in Naples, Italy, making her the first woman four-star admiral to command operational forces. She retired from the Navy in 2017. Admiral Howard’s distinguished career in national defense has included both at-sea and ashore posts, placing her in key leadership positions within the areas of engineering, operations, and strategic planning, and policy. Admiral Howard is a graduate of the U.S. Naval Academy and the U.S. Army Command and General Staff College. She is currently the J.B. and Maurice C. Shapiro Professor of International Affairs at the Elliott School of International Affairs at George Washington University, where she teaches in the areas of cybersecurity and international policy.

Shirley Jackson

Dr. Shirley Ann Jackson, Ph.D., is an Independent Director of the Company. Dr. Jackson was a theoretical physicist at the former AT&T Bell Laboratories from 1976 to 1991, professor of theoretical physics at Rutgers University from 1991 to 1995, and chairman of the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission from 1995 until she assumed her current position of president of Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in 1999. Dr. Jackson is a director of FedEx Corporation and Public Service Enterprise Group Incorporated. She has been co-chair of the President’s Intelligence Advisory Board and a member of the International Security Advisory Board to the United States Secretary of State. Dr. Jackson is a fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering (U.K.), the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, and a member of the National Academy of Engineering and the American Philosophical Society. Dr. Jackson is a recipient of the National Medal of Science, the highest award in science and engineering awarded by the U.S. Government. Dr. Jackson is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations. She is a Regent Emerita and former Vice-Chair of the Board of Regents of the Smithsonian Institution, a past president of the American Association for the Advancement of Sciences, and an honorary trustee of the Brookings Institution. Additionally, during the past five years, she served as a director of Marathon Oil Corporation and Medtronic plc.

Andrew Liveris

Mr. Andrew N. Liveris is an Independent Director of the Company. Mr. Liveris joined Dow in 1976 and subsequently held various executive positions, including vice president of specialty chemicals from 1998 to 2000, business group president for performance chemicals from 2000 to 2003, and president and chief operating officer from 2003 to 2004. Mr. Liveris was named president and chief executive officer of Dow in 2004 and chairman in 2006. In 2016, he transitioned the president role and continued as chairman and chief executive officer of Dow until late 2017, when he transitioned to the position of executive chairman of DowDuPont, a position he held until his retirement in July 2018. Mr. Liveris is a director of WorleyParsons, Saudi Aramco and NOVONIX Limited. Additionally, Mr. Liveris served as chairman of the President’s American Manufacturing Committee and now serves as a member of the President’s Task Force on Apprenticeship Expansion. Mr. Liveris also serves as vice chairman of the Executive Committee of the Business Roundtable, and as an Executive Committee member and former chairman of The Business Council. Mr. Liveris is also a trustee of The King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST), the California Institute of Technology and the United States Council for International Business (USCIB).

Martha Pollack

Dr. Martha Pollack is an Independent Director of the Company since February 1, 2019. She is President of Cornell University. Dr. Pollack is the president of Cornell University and a professor of computer science, information science and linguistics. She took office in 2017. From 2000 to 2017, Dr. Pollack held various positions at the University of Michigan with increasing responsibility, including dean of the School of Information, vice provost for academic and budgetary affairs, and finally, provost and executive vice president for academic affairs. Dr. Pollack is a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, the Association for Computing Machinery and the Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence. Dr. Pollack has served as editor-in-chief of the Journal of Artificial Intelligence Research, a former president of the Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence, a former member of the technical staff in the Artificial Intelligence Center at SRI International, a member of the advisory committee for the National Science Foundation’s Computer and Information Science and Engineering Division, and a former member of the board of directors of the Computing Research Association. Dr. Pollack also served on the Steering Committee of the Jacobs Technion-Cornell Institute, the academic partnership between Cornell and Technion-Israel Institute of Technology at Cornell Tech..

Joseph Swedish

Mr. Joseph R. Swedish is Independent Director of the company. Mr. Swedish joined Anthem in 2013 as chief executive officer and was named chairman of Anthem’s board in 2015. He was the chairman, chief executive officer and president until late 2017 when he retired and became the executive chairman, a position he held until his retirement in May 2018. Prior to joining Anthem, he was the division president of Hospital Corporation of America from 1993 to 1998, president and chief executive officer of Centura Health from 1999 to 2004 and then served as president and chief executive officer of Trinity Health Corporation from 2004 to 2013. Mr. Swedish is a director of Centrexion Therapeutics and Mesoblast Limited. He also served as a director of the Blue Cross Blue Shield Association, the National Institute for Health Care Management, the Central Indiana Corporate Partnership, Inc. and as a member of the Business Roundtable. Mr. Swedish currently serves as chairman of the Board of Visitors of Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business and was the past chairman of America’s Health Insurance Plans. He is a graduate member of The Business Council and a member of the Duke Margolis External Advisory Board. He is also a director of CDW Corporation and Proteus Digital Health, Inc. Mr. Swedish also serves as Co-Founder & Partner at Concord Health Partners, a private equity firm focused on strategic investing in healthcare portfolio companies.

Sidney Taurel

Mr. Sidney Taurel is an Independent Director of the Company. Mr. Taurel joined Eli Lilly in 1971 and held management positions in the company’s operations in South America and Europe. He was named president of Eli Lilly International Corporation in 1986, executive vice president of the Pharmaceutical Division in 1991, executive vice president of Eli Lilly and Company in 1993, and president and chief operating officer in 1996. He was named chief executive officer of Eli Lilly and Company in 1998 and chairman in 1999. Mr. Taurel retired as chief executive officer in early 2008 and as chairman in late 2008. He became chairman of Pearson plc in 2016. He is also a member of the Board of Overseers of the Columbia Business School, a graduate member of The Business Council and a trustee of the Indianapolis Museum of Art. Additionally, during the past five years, he was a director of McGraw Hill Financial, Inc.

Peter Voser

Mr. Peter R. Voser is an Independent Director of the Company. Mr. Voser joined Shell in 1982 and held a variety of finance and business roles including chief financial officer of Oil Products. In 2002, he joined the Asea Brown Boveri (ABB) Group of Companies as chief financial officer and a member of the ABB Group executive committee. Mr. Voser returned to Shell in 2004, becoming a managing director of The Shell Transport and Trading Company, p.l.c. and chief financial officer of the Royal Dutch/Shell Group. He was appointed chief executive officer of Royal Dutch Shell plc in 2009 and held that position until his retirement in late 2013. Mr. Voser was named chairman of ABB Ltd. in 2015. He is a director of Roche Holding Limited, Temasek, as well as PSA International Pte Ltd, Singapore, a Temasek subsidiary. Mr. Voser is also active in a number of international and bilateral organizations.

Frederick Waddell

Mr. Frederick H. Waddell is Independent Director of the company. Mr. Waddell joined Northern Trust Corporation in 1975 and served as the chairman of the board from November 2009 until his retirement in January 2019. He previously served as chief executive officer from 2008 through 2017, as president from 2006 through 2011 and again from October to December 2016, and as chief operating officer from 2006 to 2008. Additionally, Mr. Waddell is a member of the Board of Trustees of Northwestern University and a director of AbbVie Inc.

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