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Lithia Motors Inc (LAD.N)

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Sidney DeBoer

75 2015 Chairman of the Board

Bryan DeBoer

52 2012 President, Chief Executive Officer, Director

Tina Miller

2019 Interim Principal Financial Officer, Chief Accounting Officer, Vice President

Christopher Holzshu

45 2017 Chief Human Resource Officer, Executive Vice President, Secretary

Erik Lewis

Chief Human Resource Officer, Senior Vice President

Thomas Dobry

2007 Senior Vice President, Chief Marketing Officer

Scott Hillier

55 2008 Senior Vice President - Operations

George Liang

63 2014 Senior Vice President

Bryan Osterhout

Senior Vice President leading a substantial group of stores

George Hines

2018 Chief Technology & Innovation Officer

David Stork

2019 Chief Legal Officer

Shauna McIntyre

2019 Director

Susan Cain

64 2009 Independent Director

Louis Miramontes

64 2018 Independent Director

Kenneth Roberts

74 2012 Independent Director

David Robino

59 2016 Independent Director

Biographies

Name Description

Sidney DeBoer

Mr. Sidney B. DeBoer is the Chairman of the Board of Lithia Motors, Inc., He took Lithia Motors public in 1996 and is the Chairman of the Board. Mr. DeBoer served as Chief Executive Officer and Secretary from 1968 through 2011, and then Executive Chairman through the end of 2015. Mr. DeBoer’s pioneering work in the public auto retailer sector and as an automotive dealer has earned him numerous awards and recognition. His charitable work on the Southern Oregon University Foundation Board, Oregon Community Foundation and the Oregon Shakespeare Festival has created a vibrant community for our company’s headquarters. Mr. DeBoer attended Stanford University and the University of Oregon. Mr. DeBoer’s familiarity with our business, executive leadership knowledge and industry experience make him uniquely qualified to be our Chairman.

Bryan DeBoer

Mr. Bryan B. DeBoer is President, Chief Executive Officer, Director of Lithia Motors, Inc. He has been our Chief Executive Officer and President since 2012 and first became a director in 2008. Prior to becoming CEO, Mr. DeBoer was Senior Vice President of Mergers & Acquisitions/Operations and then Chief Operating Officer driving the growth of Lithia and transforming the company culture to an entrepreneurial and high performance model. Upon joining Lithia in 1989, Mr. DeBoer grew through the store positions of Finance Manager, Used Vehicle Manager, General Sales Manager, General Manager and multi-store General Manager. Mr. DeBoer has a B.S. degree from Southern Oregon University in Business Administration. He also graduated from the National Automobile Dealers Association Dealer Academy. Mr. DeBoer’s store experience, passion for mergers and acquisitions and strong manufacturer relationships drive our growth. His enthusiasm for the car business combined with a competitive spirit set the tone for our culture.

Tina Miller

Ms. Tina Miller is Interim Principal Financial Officer, Chief Accounting Officer, Vice President of the company. She is our Vice President and Chief Accounting Officer, and has recently been appointed our interim Principal Financial Officer. She joined Lithia in 2005 working in Internal Audit and Corporate Accounting before being promoted to Director in 2010. Before Lithia, Tina worked as an auditor at Ernst & Young, one of the Big Four accounting firms. She graduated from Santa Clara University with a B.S. in Accounting and is a licensed CPA in Oregon. Tina's leadership and passion for accounting plays an important role in advancing our company.

Christopher Holzshu

Mr. Christopher S. Holzshu has been appointed as Chief Human Resource Officer, Executive Vice President, Secretary of the Company, He is our Executive Vice President. Previously, he had been our CFO from 2010 to 2016. As CFO, Mr. Holzshu combined his accounting and financial acumen with his drive to help our stores’ operations including the development of our performance management system. He is helping our stores develop stronger teams and stronger performance. Mr. Holzshu joined Lithia in 2003 as Director of Accounting after working on our external audit team at KPMG LLP, where he specialized in automotive manufacturing and retail sectors. Throughout his career with Lithia he has gained a deep understanding of the operations of our stores and a special talent for relating to individuals at all levels of the organization. Mr. Holzshu earned a B.S. in Finance and Accounting from the University of Alaska.

Erik Lewis

Mr. Erik Lewis is Chief Human Resource Officer, Senior Vice President of the company. Previously, Erik held HR leadership roles in Apple Leisure Group and Walmart. As CHRO, Mr. Lewis is focused on driving cultural alignment across our stores and instilling Lithia's values in a "Growth, Powered by People" approach to our business. In this effort, he will assist our management teams in taking a proactive approach to talent development and employee rewards. Earlier in Erik's career, he worked as a consultant with Andersen and PwC, where he advised clients in the automotive industry. In his career, Erik has gained a deep understanding of how effective people leadership can drive top line growth and profitability. He has a particular passion for creating a fun, exciting atmosphere in which our top talent can be engaged and retained. Erik has an M.B.A. and a B.A. in Spanish from Brigham Young University.

Thomas Dobry

Mr. Thomas M. Dobry is our Senior Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer. He leads our internal marketing team and partners with external agencies that serve our stores. Mr. Dobry first joined Lithia in 2007 and then again in 2013. He took a brief hiatus from Lithia to build a team in Detroit, Michigan guiding Chevrolet’s advertising. Before joining Lithia, Mr. Dobry led regional marketing efforts for the Saturn and Dodge brands at Goodby Silverstein & Partners and BBDO advertising agencies, respectively. Mr. Dobry has a B.A. in Advertising from Michigan State University and a M.B.A. from the University of Oregon.

Scott Hillier

Mr. Scott A. Hillier is Senior Vice President - Operations of Lithia Motors, Inc. He has been Senior Vice President of Operations since 2008, for which he oversees store leadership. Mr. Hillier joined Lithia in 1986, working in our stores in roles including Finance Manager, General Sales Manager, General Manager and multi-store General Manager. He was an initial leader of our store acquisition efforts. Mr. Hillier quickly developed a reputation for identifying talent and building teams which led to his promotion to Vice President of Human Resources in 2003. In his current role, Mr. Hillier helps foster our value of taking personal ownership for performance while mentoring store leadership including the Lithia Partners Group. Mr. Hillier graduated from Southern Oregon University with a B.S. in Inter-Disciplinary Studies.

George Liang

Mr. George C. Liang is the Senior Vice President of the Lithia Motors Inc. He has been our Senior Vice President of Operations since DCH combined with Lithia in 2014. He oversees store leadership. Mr. Liang joined DCH in 1988 after working as Vice President of BNP Paribas for 11 years in commercial finance. After working in Toyota and Nissan stores, he assumed responsibility for DCH’s West Coast operations in 2001. Mr. Liang successfully added the East Coast to his duties and he became President of DCH Auto Group in 2010. During the combination with Lithia, he right-sized operations and led a cultural change to elevate performance through entrepreneurship. Mr. Liang is very active in various automotive dealer associations, including minority dealer organizations, and has extensive relationships with our manufacturer and finance partners. He is a graduate of University of California at Berkeley (B.A.) and University of British Columbia, Canada (M.B.A.), majoring in finance.

Bryan Osterhout

Mr. Bryan Osterhout is Senior Vice President leading a substantial group of stores throughout the Northwest U.S. and Alaska. He joined Lithia over 20 years ago as the General Manager of Eugene Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram. Mr. Osterhout exhibited his entrepreneurial spirit early, borrowing money from his family to start a used car dealership when he was only 21 years old. Now, he inspires that same passion for operational performance and leadership throughout many of our stores. Mr. Osterhout studied economics and marketing for four years at the University of Oregon.

George Hines

Mr. George Hines is Chief Technology & Innovation Officer of the Company. Prior to joining Lithia, George held similar roles in innovation and technology for a variety of companies providing retail, e-commerce, hospitality and live event marketing. Most recently, George served as Chief Information Officer of Massage Envy Franchising, an omni-channel wellness brand with over 1,150 independently owned and operated franchise locations. George began his career in technology with Ernst & Young LLP and Deloitte Consulting LLC working and living in the USA as well as abroad in South America and Europe.

David Stork

Mr. David Stork is Chief Legal Officer of the Company. David has a bachelor's degree from Luther College in Literature and Economics and also graduated with his Juris Doctorate degree from the University of Minnesota Law School.

Shauna McIntyre

Susan Cain

Ms. Susan O. Cain, CPA is an Independent Director of Lithia Motors, Inc. She joined our Board of Directors in 2009. Ms. Cain has been a Senior Instructor in Accounting at Southern Oregon University, located in Ashland, Oregon since 2004 and retired in 2018. Ms. Cain joined KPMG LLP in 1978, retiring as a partner in the San Francisco office in 1999. While with KPMG, she specialized in banking institutions and trust tax services. Ms. Cain is involved with various non-profit and charitable organizations including the Ashland Independent Film Festival and the Oregon Shakespeare Festival. She maintains her CPA license in California and brings to our Board of Directors a high level of accounting expertise. Ms. Cain holds a B.A. degree in General Science from Oregon State University and a Master of Science in Taxation from Washington School of Law, Washington Institute of Graduate Studies. She serves as the Audit Committee Chair and is an audit committee financial expert as defined under SEC rules.

Louis Miramontes

Mr. Louis P. Miramontes is Independent Director of the Lithaia Motors Inc. Mr. Miramontes currently serves as Audit Committee Chair for Rite Aid Corporation and a private company in California. He provides advisory services to a real estate development company. Mr. Miramontes worked at KPMG from 1976 to 2014, where he served as managing partner for the San Francisco office and provided audit services to public and private companies. He has extensive experience in accounting, financial reporting and corporate governance. Mr. Miramontes hold a B.S. degree in Business Administration from California State University, East Bay. He is also an audit committee financial expert as defined under SEC rules.

Kenneth Roberts

Mr. Kenneth E. Roberts is an Independent Director of Lithia Motors, Inc. He joined our board in 2012 after retiring from Lane Powell PC, a Pacific Northwest law firm. Mr. Roberts was a partner with the law firm of Roberts Kaplan LLP (formerly Foster Pepper LLP) from 1987 until the firm joined with Lane Powell in 2011. His private law practice focused on corporate finance, mergers and acquisitions, corporate governance, executive compensation and securities, having represented many public companies including Lithia Motors since its initial public offering in 1996. Mr. Roberts is a graduate of Harvard Law School and Oregon State University with a B.S. in Business and Technology. Mr. Roberts chairs our Nominating and Governance Committee and lends insightful analysis to our mergers and acquisitions strategies.

David Robino

Mr. David J. Robino is the Independent Director of the Company. He began his management career at The Maytag Corporation and Pepsi-Cola. He joined AC Nielsen in 1989, culminating as Senior Vice President of Nielsen International, based in Brussels, Belgium. After a successful Vice Presidency at AT&T's Business Markets Division, Mr. Robino left to lead Gateway, Inc. as Executive Vice President and Chief Administrative Officer and later Vice Chairman. Upon retiring from Gateway, Mr. Robino served as a member of the board of directors of Memec, Inc., then the world's leading distributor of specialty semiconductors, and Insight Enterprises, Inc., a global provider of information technology capabilities to enterprises. He has served as an adjunct instructor at Southern Oregon University since 2012. Mr. Robino has a M.S. in Industrial Relations from Iowa State University and B.A. in Social Studies from Graceland College. Mr. Robino’s executive management and board experience over the course of his career at many large firms, provides us with expertise across a broad range of subjects.

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