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El Pollo Loco Holdings Inc (LOCO.OQ)

LOCO.OQ on NASDAQ Stock Exchange Global Select Market

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Michael Maselli

57 2011 Chairman of the Board

Bernard Acoca

48 2018 President, Chief Executive Officer, Director

Laurance Roberts

57 2013 Chief Financial Officer, Treasurer

Edward Valle

56 2011 Chief Marketing Officer

Gustavo Siade

55 2016 Vice President - Operations

Brian Carmichall

53 2018 Vice President - Development

Dean Kehler

57 2005 Director

John Roth

58 2007 Director

Douglas Babb

62 2018 Independent Director

Samuel Borgese

68 2011 Independent Director

Mark Buller

52 2015 Independent Director

William Floyd

72 2016 Independent Director

Carol Lynton

55 2016 Independent Director

Fitzhugh Taylor

2016 IR Contact Officer

Biographies

Name Description

Michael Maselli

Mr. Michael G. Maselli is Chairman of the Board of the Company. Mr. Maselli is a managing director of Trimaran Fund Management, L.L.C. Before joining Trimaran in February 2003, Mr. Maselli worked in the Corporate and Leverage Finance Groups of CIBC World Markets. Prior to joining CIBC in 1997, Mr. Maselli served as a Managing Director in Bear Stearns’ corporate finance group and, prior to that, as a Vice President at Kidder Peabody & Co. Incorporated. Mr. Maselli currently serves on the board of ChanceLight, Inc. (f/k/a Educational Services of America, Inc.). From 2013 to 2015, he served on the board of directors of Norcraft Companies, Inc., and also served on the board of managers of its predecessor company beginning in 2003. Additionally, Mr. Maselli served on the board of directors of Standard Steel, LLC, and was director as well as Chairman of the Board of CB Holding Corp. Mr. Maselli received an MBA with distinction from The A.B. Freeman School at Tulane University and a bachelor’s degree in economics from the University of Colorado.

Bernard Acoca

Mr. Bernard Acoca is appointed as President, Chief Executive Officer, Director of the company effective March 12, 2018. before joining the Company, Mr. Acoca spent 7 years at Starbucks Corporation (“Starbucks”) in various capacities as a member of its executive team, most recently as President of Teavana, Starbucks’ tea division since 2015. Prior to that, he served as Vice President, Marketing and Promotions, Americas from 2010-2012 and as Senior Vice President, Marketing and Category, Americas from 2012-2014. From 2014-2015, Mr. Acoca served as Chief Marketing Officer for the Americas of L’Oréal S.A. Prior to Starbucks, Mr. Acoca was employed by YUM! Brands, Inc., where he held various marketing positions from 2002 to 2010. Mr. Acoca holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia. Mr Acoca’s leadership roles and professional experience in the food and beverage and other industries will be a valuable resource to the company and the Board of Directors in his roles as President, CEO and Director.

Laurance Roberts

Mr. Laurance Roberts is Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer of the Company. From 2008 to 2012, he was Chief Operating Officer for KFC, a major fried chicken restaurant chain and a division of Yum! Brands. In 2008, he was also General Manager for KFC Restaurant Operating Company. Before that, he spent three years as Chief Financial Officer of KFC, and three years as Chief Financial Officer of Yum! Brands’ Pizza Hut joint venture in the United Kingdom. Mr. Roberts holds an MBA from the University of Michigan and a bachelor’s degree in economics from Bucknell University.

Edward Valle

Mr. Edward Valle is Chief Marketing Officer of the Company. From 2009 to 2010, he was Chief Marketing Strategist for Choice Hotels International, responsible for brand strategy, advertising, marketing, media, promotional, and loyalty initiatives. From 2005 to 2009, he was Vice President of Marketing at the Panera Bread Company. Before that, he held marketing leadership positions at Dunkin’ Donuts, Subway Restaurants, and Diageo. Mr. Valle holds an MBA from Fordham University and a bachelor’s degree in operations and logistics management from Michigan State University.

Gustavo Siade

Mr. Gustavo (“Gus”) Siade is Vice President - Operations of the Company. From 2013 to May 2016, Mr. Siade was our VP, Company Operations. From 2005 to 2013, he was a Director of Operations for us. From 1998 to 2005, he was an Area Leader for us. Mr. Siade holds a bachelor’s degree from the Monterrey Institute of Technology, where he majored in Civil Engineering.

Brian Carmichall

Mr. Brian Carmichall is Vice President - Development of the company, effective January 18, 2018. Mr. Carmichall previously served in this role until January 2013.

Dean Kehler

Mr. Dean C. Kehler is Director of the Company. In 2000, he co-founded Trimaran, one of our principal investors, where he is a Managing Partner. From 1995 to 2000, Mr. Kehler held senior positions at CIBC, including Vice Chairman of CIBC World Markets Corp. Mr. Kehler has served on the board of directors of KCAP Financial, Inc., since February 2012. He holds a bachelor’s degree from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.

John Roth

Mr. John M. Roth is Director of the Company. He has been with Freeman Spogli, one of our principal investors, since 1988, and has been a General Partner there since 1993, where he now serves as Chief Executive Officer. From 1984 to 1988, Mr. Roth was employed by Kidder, Peabody& Co. Incorporated in the Mergers and Acquisitions Group. Mr. Roth received an MBA and a bachelor’s degree from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. Mr. Roth has served on the board of directors of Floor & Decor Holdings, Inc., since 2010. From 2005 to April 10, 2017, he served on the board of directors of hhgregg, Inc.

Douglas Babb

Mr. Douglas J. Babb is Independent Director of the company. He is an experienced executive with extensive management and legal experience. Most recently, he served as Chief Executive Officer of Cooper Clinic, P.A., one of the largest physician-owned medical groups in Arkansas. Previously, he was Executive Vice President, Chief Administrative Officer and Chief Legal Officer of what was then Beverly Enterprises, a leading provider of eldercare services in the U.S. Prior to Beverly, Mr. Babb was a senior vice president at Burlington Northern Santa Fe Corp.

Samuel Borgese

Mr. Samuel N. Borgese is Independent Director of the Company. Since 2011, Mr. Borgese has been President of Aceneca, LLC, a capital investment company. From 2014 to 2016, he was President and Chief Executive Officer, and a member of the board of directors, of LRI Holdings, Inc., and its affiliates Logan’s Roadhouse, Inc., and Roadhouse Holding Inc., collectively known as Logan’s Roadhouse, a casual dining steakhouse chain. In August 2016, the Logan’s Roadhouse entities and various of their affiliates filed voluntary petitions for relief under Chapter 11 of the U.S. Bankruptcy Code. Mr. Borgese left Logan’s Roadhouse in August 2016 following the declaration of bankruptcy. From 2011 to 2014, he was Chief Executive Officer of Max Brenner International, a chocolatier. From 2008 to 2011, he was first Interim President and Chief Executive Officer and then permanent President and Chief Executive Officer of CB Holding Corp., the parent of Charlie Brown’s Steakhouse and other chains, which was owned by Trimaran, one of our principal investors. From 2003 to 2008, he was employed by Catalina Restaurant Group, first as Chief Development Officer and later as President and Chief Executive Officer. Before that, Mr. Borgese was Chief Executive Officer of an enterprise software company that supported 300 restaurant, retail, and hospitality businesses in the lifecycle management of their real estate assets. Mr. Borgese holds a Certificate of Director Education from the National Association of Corporate Directors.

Mark Buller

Mr. Mark Buller is Independent Director of the Company. From 2013 to 2015, Mr. Buller was the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Norcraft Companies, Inc., a leading manufacturer of kitchen and bathroom cabinetry in the United States and Canada. Beginning in 2003, Mr. Buller was the Chief Executive Officer of the predecessor of Norcraft Companies, Inc., Norcraft Companies, L.P., as well as a member of the board of managers for that entity’s general partner, Norcraft GP, L.L.C. Mr. Buller’s executive experience in the home furnishings industry is longstanding. From 1988 to 1996, Mr. Buller served in various management positions at Kitchen Craft Cabinets, a Canadian cabinetry maker. From 1996 to 1999, he served as President of Kitchen Craft. Following the acquisition of Kitchen Craft by Omega Cabinets, Ltd., he continued in that position from 1999 to 2000. In 2000, Mr. Buller was appointed Chief Executive Officer of Omega. He remained in that position until 2002, leaving Omega after it was sold to Fortune Brands, Inc. In sum, Mr. Buller has over 26 years in the home furnishings industry, and spent 18 years as a chief executive officer or division president.

William Floyd

Mr. William R. Floyd is Independent Director of the Company. From 2009 to 2012, he was Chairman of the Board of Buffet Holdings, Inc., which through its subsidiaries owns and operates a chain of restaurants in the United States. Before his retirement as an executive, from 2007 to 2008, he was Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Physiotherapy Associates, a leading provider of outpatient physical rehabilitation services. From 2006 to 2007, he was Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Benchmark Medical, Inc., a predecessor to Physiotherapy Associates. From 2001 to 2006, he was Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Beverly Enterprises, Inc., a leading provider of eldercare services. From 2000 to 2001, he was President and Chief Operating Officer of Beverly Enterprises, Inc. From 1996 to 1998, he was President and Chief Executive Officer of Choice Hotels International. From 1989 to 1996, he served in various executive positions within PepsiCo Inc.’s restaurant group, including, from 1995 to 1996, as Chief Operating Officer of Taco Bell Corp., and, from 1994 to 1995, as Chief Operating Officer of Kentucky Fried Chicken. Since 2012, Mr. Floyd has been a director of Korn/Ferry International (NYSE: KFY), a major executive recruiting firm and talent consultancy. In addition, Mr. Floyd currently serves as a board member of Muzinich Capital LLC, a broker–dealer affiliated with Muzinich & Co., Inc., a global institutional asset manager specializing in corporate credit (since 2016), and as a board member of Pivot Physical Therapy, a regional outpatient physical therapy provider (since 2012). Mr. Floyd holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of Pennsylvania, and an MBA from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, where, since 2006, he has served as a member of the Board of Overseers of the University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing.

Carol Lynton

Ms. Carol (“Lili”) Lynton is Independent Director of the Company. Since 1992, Ms. Lynton has been an operating partner for The Dinex Group, which operates Daniel Boulud branded restaurants, and which she co-founded. Additionally, since 2012, Ms. Lynton has been a director and executive officer for PR NYC, LLC, a restaurant owner and operator based in New York City. Furthermore, since 1987, Ms. Lynton has served as the chief investment officer of HD American Trust, a family investment office. In 1990, Ms. Lynton co-founded Telebank, an internet banking pioneer sold to E*Trade in 1999. From 1987 to 1990, Ms. Lynton was an investment analyst at Sanford C. Bernstein. From 1983 to 1985, Ms. Lynton was an M&A analyst at Lehman Brothers. Ms. Lynton is an advisory board member for The Hamilton Project; a member of the boards of trustees for East Harlem Scholars Academy, East Harlem Scholars Academy II, and East Harlem Tutorial Program; a board member for The Bronx Defenders; and a board member for the New York City Hospitality Alliance. From 2009 to 2011, Ms. Lynton was a senior vice president with the New York City Investment Fund. Ms. Lynton holds a bachelor’s degree from Harvard College and an MBA from Harvard Business School.

Fitzhugh Taylor