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La-Z-Boy Inc (LZB.N)

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Kurt Darrow

63 2011 Chairman of the Board, President, Chief Executive Officer

Katie Vanderjagt

2018 Chief Human Resource Officer

J. Douglas Collier

51 2017 Senior Vice President, Chief Commercial Officer and President - International

Darrell Edwards

54 2014 Senior Vice President, Chief Supply Chain Officer

Otis Sawyer

60 2017 Senior Vice President and President - La-Z-Boy Portfolio Brands

Sarah Gallagher

66 2016 Independent Director

Edwin Holman

71 2010 Independent Director

Janet Kerr

63 2009 Independent Director

Michael Lawton

59 2013 Independent Director

H. George Levy

68 1997 Independent Director

Warren McCollough

68 2007 Independent Director

Lauren Peters

56 2016 Independent Director

Nido Qubein

69 2006 Independent Director

Biographies

Name Description

Kurt Darrow

Mr. Kurt L. Darrow is the Chairman of the Board, President, Chief Executive Officer of the Company. He has been director since 2003, and is currently chairman (since 2011), president and chief executive officer (since 2003). Since joining the company in 1979, he has served in positions of increased responsibility, including president of La-Z-Boy Residential, the company's division. He is a member of the Business Leaders for Michigan, a non-profit executive leadership organization, and serves on its executive committee. He served as chairman of the American Home Furnishings Alliance (an industry association) and continues to serves on its board. He is a member of the board of directors of the Mercy Memorial Hospital Corporation in Monroe, Michigan. He served as a Trustee of Adrian College (Adrian, Michigan) for nine years, until May 2011.

Katie Vanderjagt

Ms. Katie Vanderjagt is Chief Human Resource Officer of the Company. Prior to joining La-Z-Boy, Vanderjagt was with Borgwarner as Director, Human Resources and Global Talent. Before that, she spent seven years at Owens-Illinois in various Human Resources positions of increasing responsibility before becoming Director, Global Talent Management and HR Strategy. She began her career at Target Corporation as a Human Resources Manager. Vanderjagt earned her B.A., with Honors, in Business Management from Eastern Michigan University, and an Executive MBA from the Ross School of Business at the University of Michigan.

J. Douglas Collier

Mr. J. Douglas Collier is an Senior Vice President, Chief Commercial Officer and President - International of the Company. He was the Chief Marketing Officer of La-Z-Boy Incorporated. Initially he joined La-Z-Boy in 2002 as Vice President, Marketing for La-Z-Boy Residential, and was named Chief Marketing Officer in 2004. He left the company in 2005 to join Select Comfort Corporation as its Chief Marketing Officer. Before joining La-Z-Boy in 2002, Collier was senior vice president of marketing and product management for Iomega Corporation, a manufacturer and marketer of computer peripherals based in Roy, Utah. He also had responsibility for Iomega's European and Asian operations. Previously, Doug was general manager of fittings and director of marketing and e-business at NIBCO, a privately held manufacturer of flow control products located in Elkhart, Indiana. He also spent several years in product management and business development with Whirlpool and GE Canada in the US, Canada and Europe. Mr. Collier earned his Bachelor of Science degree at the University of Manitoba in Winnipeg, MB, and his MBA at the University of Toronto, in Toronto, ON.

Darrell Edwards

Mr. Darrell D. Edwards is the Senior Vice President, Chief Supply Chain Officer of the Company. Mr. Edwards was Senior Vice President, Operations for the La-Z-Boy branded business. Edwards joined La-Z-Boy Incorporated in 2004 as General Manager of the company's Newton, Mississippi plant and held various positions of increasing responsibility, including Vice President of Manufacturing, before being named Senior Vice President of Operations for the La-Z-Boy branded business.

Otis Sawyer

Mr. Otis S. Sawyer is the Senior Vice President and President - La-Z-Boy Portfolio Brands of the Company. He is President, England, Incorporated since February 2008. He was Senior Vice President Corporate Operations from May 2006 through February 2008. He was Vice President and Chief Information Officer from August 2004 through April 2006.

Sarah Gallagher

Ms. Sarah M. Gallagher is an Independent Director of the Company. She was Former executive chairperson of Rebecca Taylor (women’s apparel), a division of Kellwood Company, August 2014 – August 2015. She wsa Former president of Ralph Lauren North America e-Commerce (2007 – 2013) and Former president Ralph Lauren Media LLC (2001 – 2006). She wsa Senior vice president roles at Banana Republic Direct and Gap Direct (divisions of Gap, Inc., an international retailer of clothing, accessories and personal care products) (1997 – 2001). She was Senior executive positions at various retailers including Avon Products, Inc. (beauty products), Victoria’s Secret Catalogue, Lord & Taylor (retail department store chain).

Edwin Holman

Mr. Edwin J. Holman is an Independent Director of La-Z-Boy Inc. Mr. Holman had served as interim chief executive officer of The Pantry, Inc. from October 5, 2011 until March 5, 2012. Previously he served as chairman and chief executive officer of Macy’s Central (2004 – 2009), a division of Macy’s Inc. (an operator of department stores). He also served as president and chief executive officer of Galyan’s Trading Company (2003 – 2004) (sporting goods retailer). Previously, Mr. Holman was the president and COO of Bloomingdale’s (2000 – 2003), a division of Federated Department Stores Inc.; president and COO of Rich’s/Lazarus/Goldsmiths divisions, a division of Federated Department Stores, Inc. (1999 – 2000); chairman and chief executive officer of Petrie Retail, Inc. (1996 – 1999); president and COO of the department stores, Woodward & Lothrop (1994 – 1996); vice chairman and COO of The Carter Hawley Hale Stores; and a senior operating executive of The Neiman Marcus Group. Mr. Holman has served as a director on the board of the independently operated convenience chain store, The Pantry, Inc., since 2005. Except for the six months that he acted as interim chief executive officer, he has served as that company’s chairman since 2009. Mr. Holman previously served as a director on the boards of several public companies including Office Max (2003) and Circle International (1994 – 2000), a provider of international transportation and logistics. He is the non-executive chairman of RGIS International (retail inventory solutions), a portfolio company of the Blackstone Group. Mr. Holman is a 2011 National Association of Corporate Directors (NACD) Governance Fellow.

Janet Kerr

Prof. Janet E. Kerr is an Independent Director of La-Z-Boy Inc. Prof. Kerr is currently a professor of law and the Executive Director of the Geoffrey H. Palmer Center for Entrepreneurship and the Law at Pepperdine University School of Law in Malibu, California, where she holds the Laure Sudreau-Rippe Endowed Chair. Professor Kerr has consulted with various companies on corporate governance, including compliance with the Sarbanes-Oxley Act, and has consulted on cases dealing with financial institution fraud. She has authored articles and a book on securities, corporate law, and corporate governance. She is a member of the board of directors of TCW Strategic Income Fund, Inc. (a NYSE listed closed end registered investment company), TCW Funds, Inc. (an open-end investment company) and Tilly’s, Inc. (a publicly held, since May 2012, retailer of apparel and accessories), where she chairs the nominating and governance committee. For six years while it was a publicly held company, Professor Kerr served on the board of directors and as chair of the corporate governance/nominating committee of CKE Restaurants, Inc. She has founded several technology companies including X-Laboratories, which she co-founded with HRL Laboratories, LLC to assist in the commercialization of technologies in research institutions. Professor Kerr has also served as an advisor on corporate issues and entrepreneurial strategies to the People’s Republic of China, France, and Thailand and has represented the U.S. Department of Commerce as a speaker at international events.

Michael Lawton

Mr. Michael T. Lawton is an Independent Director of LA-Z-BOY INC., since 2013. Mr. Lawton is currently serves as executive vice president and chief financial officer of Domino’s Pizza, Inc. (since August 2010). He also served as its interim chief information officer from October 2011 until March 2012. He was Domino’s Pizza, Inc.’s executive vice president of international from October 2004 until March 2011 and previously served as its senior vice president finance and administration of international. Prior to joining Domino’s Pizza, Inc., Mr. Lawton was employed in various financial and general management positions with Gerber Products Company. Mr. Lawton’s experience as a public company chief financial officer and in managing a growing international operation of a well-known consumer brand qualifies him to serve on our board.

H. George Levy

Dr. H. George Levy, M.D. is an Independent Director of La-Z-Boy Inc. Dr. Levy is currently practices otorhinolaryngology and formerly was chairman and chief executive officer of USI, Inc. (a private firm engaged in consulting on e-commerce, Web design, and systems integration) and chief executive officer and founder of Enduenet, Inc. (a firm providing electronic medical records for physicians and hospitals).

Warren McCollough

Mr. Warren Alan McCollough is an Independent Director of La-Z-Boy Inc. Mr. McCollough is formerly was chairman and chief executive officer of Circuit City Stores, Inc. (retailer of consumer electronics, home office products, entertainment software, and related services) from 2000 to 2006. Mr. McCollough was a Circuit City director from 1999 to 2006. He has served on the boards of VF Corporation (branded apparel) since 2000 and The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company since 2007. Mr. McCollough also serves as a trustee of the Joslin Diabetes Center, a nonprofit organization.

Lauren Peters

Ms. Lauren B. Peters is an Independent Director of the Company. She is Executive vice president and chief financial officer of Foot Locker, Inc. since 2011. She was Senior vice president of strategic planning of Foot Locker, Inc. (2002 – 2011) and Various senior financial management positions at Foot Locker, Inc. and Robinsons-May, a division of May Department Stores.

Nido Qubein

Dr. Nido R. Qubein is an Independent Director of La-Z-Boy Inc. Dr. Qubein is a president of High Point University (since 2005) and chairman of the board of Great Harvest Bread Company (since 2001), which franchises bakeries. He also served from 2000 to 2008 as chairman of Biz Life, Inc. (magazine publishing) and was chairman of Creative Services, Inc. (publishing and consulting) from 1978 to 2006. He is a director on the boards of BB&T Corporation (since 1990), which offers banking and financial services; the Great Harvest Bread Company since 2001; and Dots, LLC (since 2011), a privately held women’s apparel company. Dr. Qubein has authored a dozen books on leadership, sales, communication and marketing and serves as advisor to businesses and organizations throughout the world on how to brand and position their enterprises.

Basic Compensation

Name Fiscal Year Total

Kurt Darrow

4,433,700

Katie Vanderjagt

--

J. Douglas Collier

1,340,570

Darrell Edwards

1,333,570

Otis Sawyer

1,224,200

Sarah Gallagher

170,657

Edwin Holman

202,227

Janet Kerr

190,873

Michael Lawton

195,003

H. George Levy

192,523

Warren McCollough

222,523

Lauren Peters

170,657

Nido Qubein

202,523
As Of  28 Apr 2018