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Nathan's Famous Inc (NATH.OQ)

NATH.OQ on NASDAQ Stock Exchange Global Select Market

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Howard Lorber

68 2007 Executive Chairman of the Board

Wayne Norbitz

68 President, Chief Operating Officer, Director

Eric Gatoff

47 2007 Chief Executive Officer, Director

Ronald DeVos

61 1995 Chief Financial Officer, Vice President - Finance, Secretary

Scott Harvey

54 2015 Executive Vice President

Leigh Platte

57 2014 Vice President, Food Service

Donald Schedler

63 2005 Vice President - Development, Architecture and Construction

A. Petrocelli

72 Lead Director, Independent Director

Robert Eide

63 1987 Independent Director

Brian Genson

68 1999 Independent Director

Barry Leistner

65 1989 Independent Director

Charles Raich

73 2004 Independent Director

Biographies

Name Description

Howard Lorber

Mr. Howard M. Lorber is Executive Chairman of the Board of Nathan's Famous Inc. He has been Executive Chairman of the Board since January 2007 and a director since 1987. Mr. Lorber previously served as our Chairman of the Board from 1990 through December 2006 and as our Chief Executive Officer from 1993 until December 2006. Mr. Lorber has been President and Chief Executive Officer of Vector Group Ltd., a holding company, since January 2006 and a director since January 2001 and was President and Chief Operating Officer from January 2001 to December 2005. Mr. Lorber has been Vice Chairman of the Board of Ladenburg Thalmann Financial Services, Inc., an investment banking and brokerage firm, since July 2006 and was Chairman from May 2001 to July 2006, and a director of Borders Group, Inc., an international bookseller, from May 2010 until January 2012. From November 1994 to December 2005, Mr. Lorber served as President and Chief Operating Officer of New Valley Corporation, where he also served as a director. Mr. Lorber was Chairman of the Board of Directors of Hallman & Lorber Assoc. Inc., consultants and actuaries of qualified pension and profit sharing plans, and various of its affiliates from 1975 to December 2004 and has been a consultant to these entities since January 2005. Mr. Lorber has served as a director of United Capital Corp., a company engaged in the ownership and management of real estate and the manufacture and sale of engineered products, since May 1991. He is a trustee of Long Island University.

Wayne Norbitz

Mr. Wayne Norbitz is President, Chief Operating Officer, Director of Nathan's Famous Inc. He has been an employee since 1975 and has been President since October 1989. He previously held the positions of Director of Operations, Vice President of Operations, Senior Vice President of Operations and Executive Vice President. Prior to joining the Company, Mr. Norbitz held the position of Director of Operations of Wetson’s Corporation. Mr. Norbitz is a member of the Board of Directors of the Coney Island Alliance.

Eric Gatoff

Mr. Eric Gatoff is Chief Executive Officer, Director of Nathan's Famous, Inc. Prior to becoming our Chief Executive Officer, he was Vice President and Corporate Counsel from October 2003. Prior to joining us, Mr. Gatoff was a partner at Grubman, Indursky & Schindler, P.C., a law firm specializing in intellectual property, media and entertainment law. Mr. Gatoff is a member of the New York State Bar Association and holds a B.B.A. in Finance from George Washington University and a J.D. from Fordham University School of Law. The Board determined that Mr. Gatoff should continue to serve as a director due to the knowledge and managerial experience he has attained as serving as our general counsel from 2003 and as our Chief Executive Officer since 2007, as well as his service as a director of the Company.

Ronald DeVos

Mr. Ronald G. DeVos is Chief Financial Officer, Vice President - Finance, Secretary of Nathan's Famous Inc. He has been Vice President Finance and Chief Financial Officer since January 1995 and Secretary since April 1995. Prior to January 1995, he was Controller of a Wendy’s franchisee, from June 1993 to December 1994. Mr. DeVos was Vice President Controller of Paragon Steakhouse Restaurants, Inc., a wholly-owned subsidiary of Kyotaru Company Ltd., from May 1989 to October 1992, and Controller of Paragon Restaurant Group, Inc., and its predecessors, from October 1984 to May 1989. Mr. DeVos is a Vice President and member of the Board of the Long Island Chapter of the Financial Executives International since 2010 and was the 2011 recipient of the Milton Zipper Financial Executive of the Year. Mr. DeVos holds an M.B.A. from St. John’s University and a B.A. from Queens College.

Scott Harvey

Mr. Scott Harvey is Executive Vice President of the Company. Mr. Harvey was previously employed by Einstein Noah Restaurant Group, Inc., the largest operator of bagel bakeries in the United States. During his tenure from 1995 to June 2015 Mr. Harvey held many different Senior leadership positions to include, Vice President of Manufacturing, Senior Vice President Supply Chain, Senior Vice President Operations-Eastern Region and Senior Vice President National Operations for all company, License and Franchise operations for Einstein Brothers Bagels, Noah’s New York Bagels, and Manhattan Bagels. Mr. Harvey holds a B.S. degree in Hotel & Restaurant Management from Johnson & Wales University.

Leigh Platte

Mr. Leigh Platte is Vice President, Food Service of the Company. Mr. Platte was previously employed by ConAgra Foods. During his tenure at ConAgra Foods from 1999 to 2014, he held different management positions to include Director of Marketing, Hebrew National Marketing, Vice President Sales and Marketing for Hebrew National Foodservice and Director Sales for the Emerging Chain Group, which included the broader ConAgra Foods product portfolio. His responsibilities comprised retail and foodservice businesses and included national accounts, distributors, alliances, sports and entertainment sponsorship properties and the customer service group. Mr. Platte holds a B.S. degree in Business Management and Marketing from Ithaca College.

Donald Schedler

Mr. Donald P. Schedler is Vice President - Development, Architecture and Construction of Nathan's Famous, Inc. Mr. Schedler initially joined the Company in March 1989 as Director of Architecture and Construction and was made Vice President Architecture and Construction in February 1991 before being promoted to his current position. Prior to March 1989, he was a Director of Construction for The Riese Organization, restaurateurs, from January 1988 to February 1989 and an Associate and Project Architect with Frank Guillot Architects, Ltd. from June 1985 to January 1988. Mr. Schedler is a registered architect in the states of Vermont and New York, and holds a B.A. degree in economics from Susquehanna University and a M.A. degree in architecture from Syracuse University.

A. Petrocelli

Mr. A. F. Petrocelli is Lead Independent Director of Nathan's Famous Inc. He has been the Chairman of the Board, President and Chief Executive Officer of United Capital Corp., a company engaged in the ownership and management of real estate and the manufacture and sale of engineered products, since 1981. He was a director of the Boyar Value Fund, Inc., a public mutual fund, from 1997 to 2007.

Robert Eide

Mr. Robert J. Eide is Independent Director of Nathan's Famous, Inc. Robert J. Eide has been the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Aegis Capital Corp., a registered broker-dealer, since 1984. Mr. Eide served as a director of Vector Group Ltd. and VGR Holding, Inc., from November 1993 until November 2011. Mr. Eide also served as a director of Ladenburg Thalmann Financial Services, Inc., an investment banking and brokerage firm from 2001 until September 2011. The Board determined that Mr. Eide should continue to serve as a director due to his financial literacy and expertise, managerial experience, and the knowledge and experience he has attained through his service as a director of the Company and other publicly-traded corporations.

Brian Genson

Mr. Brian S. Genson is Independent Director of Nathan's Famous Inc. He has been President of F1Collectors.com, a company engaged in the motor sport business, since 2006. Mr. Genson has been president of Pole Position Investments, a company engaged in the motor sport business, since 1989. Mr. Genson serves as a managing director of F1Collectors.com and F1 Action located in Buntingford, England, which is engaged in investing in the motor sport industry. Mr. Genson has been a director of Ladenburg Thalmann Financial Services, Inc., an investment banking and brokerage firm, since 2004. Mr. Genson was also responsible for introducing Ben and Jerry’s Ice Cream Company to the Japanese market. Mr. Genson previously served as a director of Nathan’s from 1987 to 1989.

Barry Leistner

Mr. Barry Leistner is Independent Director of Nathan's Famous Inc. Mr. Leistner has been President and Chief Executive Officer of Koenig Iron Works, Inc., a company engaged in the fabrication and erection of structural steel, since 1979. Mr. Leistner is also engaged in general construction and real estate development in New York.

Charles Raich

Mr. Charles Raich is Independent Director of Nathan's Famous Inc. He has been the Founding Partner since January 2013 of Raich Ende Malter & Co., LLP, a registered public accounting firm, which he founded in 1972. Prior to that time, he was Co-Managing Partner from 2010 and prior thereto for more than the past five years, Mr. Raich was the Managing Partner of Raich Ende Malter & Co., LLP. His early career included positions at both Lybrand, Ross Brothers and Montgomery and Gruntal & Co. Mr. Raich is a graduate of Hofstra University and is a certified public accountant.

Basic Compensation

Name Fiscal Year Total

Howard Lorber

615,166

Wayne Norbitz

699,995

Eric Gatoff

1,017,080

Ronald DeVos

415,611

Scott Harvey

436,243

Leigh Platte

303,695

Donald Schedler

304,575

A. Petrocelli

--

Robert Eide

--

Brian Genson

--

Barry Leistner

--

Charles Raich

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As Of  27 Mar 2016