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Natures Sunshine Products Inc (NATR.OQ)

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Gregory Probert

58 2013 Executive Chairman of the Board, Chief Executive Officer

Joseph Baty

60 2016 Chief Financial Officer, Executive Vice President

D. Wynne Roberts

60 2014 Chief Executive Officer of Synegy WorldWide

Susan Armstrong

50 2014 Chief Operating Officer

Matthew Tripp

63 2013 Executive Vice President, Chief Scientific Officer

Adriana Mendizabal

2017 Chief Marketing Officer and President of NSP Americas

Hongfei Jia

50 2016 Director

Robert Straus

47 2017 Director

Albert Dowden

74 2009 Independent Director

Robert Mercer

63 2010 Independent Director

Mary Springer

52 2013 Independent Director

Rebecca Steinfort

46 2015 Independent Director

J. Christopher Teets

44 2015 Independent Director

Jeffrey Watkins

54 2009 Independent Director

Biographies

Name Description

Gregory Probert

Mr. Gregory L. Probert is the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Nature's Sunshine Products, Inc. He had previously been appointed by our Board of Directors as the Interim Chief Executive Officer of the Company, effective April 1, 2013, following the resignation of our former Chief Executive Officer, and as Executive Chairman of the Board, effective January 1, 2013. He served as the Executive Vice Chairman of the Board of Directors from June 2011 to December 2012 and as an independent consultant to the Company from September 2010 to June 2011. Previously, he was Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer of Penta Water Company from 2008, President and Chief Operating Officer of Herbalife International of America, Inc. from 2003 to 2008, and Chief Executive Officer of DMX Music from 2001 to 2003. Prior to that, he held various senior positions at The Walt Disney Company from 1988. Mr. Probert received his B.A. from the University of Southern California in 1979. Mr. Probert brings to our Board significant direct selling experience as well as extensive leadership and operational management skills in global consumer-oriented businesses, which strengthens the Board’s aptitude in these key areas.

Joseph Baty

Mr. Joseph W. Baty serves as Chief Financial Officer, Executive Vice President of the Company. most recently served as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer at Schiff Nutrition International Inc. ("Schiff"), a publicly traded vitamins and nutritional supplements company, from 1999 until Schiff was acquired by Reckitt Benckiser Group PLC in December, 2012. From 1997 until 1999, Mr. Baty was Senior Vice President, Finance at Schiff. Prior to 1997, Mr. Baty was a certified public accountant and partner at KPMG, LLP. Joe graduated from the University of Utah with a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting.

D. Wynne Roberts

Mr. D. Wynne Roberts is Chief Executive Officer of Synegy WorldWide. Prior to his appointment in December 2014, Mr. Roberts had previously served in the role of President and Chief Operating Officer since joining the Company in February 2012. Prior to joining the Company, he served as Chairman of the Board for LifeCare Corporation, a Romanian direct selling company from May 2010. Previously, he was Senior Vice President, EMEA (Europe, Middle East and Africa) at Herbalife Europe Limited from 2005, President, International of DMX Music Corporation from 2002, and held senior international executive positions at XE Systems Incorporated (a subsidiary of Xerox Corp.) from 1998 and NCR Corporation from 1984. He is a citizen of the U.K., and received his L.L.B., with honors, from the University of Manchester in 1975.

Susan Armstrong

Susan M. Armstrong is Chief Operations Officer of Nature's Sunshine Products, Inc. Prior to her appointment in December 2014, Ms. Armstrong had previously served in the role of Executive Vice President, Operations since joining the Company in March 2013. Prior to joining Nature’s Sunshine Products, Ms. Armstrong served as Senior Vice President, Value Chain at Metagenics, a leading manufacturer and distributor of high quality dietary supplements and medical foods sold through health care practitioners in the U.S. and pharmacies abroad. Prior to working at Metagenics, Ms. Armstrong was Vice President, Global Supply Chain at Carl Zeiss Vision, a global leader in ophthalmic lenses and eye care solutions. Ms. Armstrong is a native of the United Kingdom (UK) and received a Bachelor of Science degree in Chemistry from the University of Sheffield in the UK in 1986 and began her professional career as a chemist with Ciba Geigy.

Matthew Tripp

Dr. Matthew L. Tripp, Ph.D., is Executive Vice President and Chief Scientific Officer of Nature's Sunshine Products, Inc. Prior to his appointment in May 2013, Dr. Tripp served as Vice President, Research and Development at Metagenics, a leading developer, manufacturer and distributor of dietary supplements and medical foods sold through health care practitioners in the U.S. and pharmacies abroad from 2000. He also concurrently served as Senior Vice President, Research and Development, at KinDex Therapeutics, a biotechnology company created by Metagenics. Dr. Tripp received his Ph.D. from Washington State University in Physiology/Microbial Genetics/Microbiology in 1981; a M.A. in Microbial Physiology/Bacterial Genetics in 1977; and a B.S. in Biology both from Western Michigan University in 1974.

Adriana Mendizabal

Hongfei Jia

Mr. Jia Hongfei is Director of the Company. Mr. Jia currently serves as Senior Vice President and Co-Chief Investment Officer of Shanghai Fosun Pharmaceutical (Group) Co., Ltd. ("Fosun Pharma"), a position which he has held since June 2013. Prior to joining Fosun Pharma, Mr. Jia served as Chief Financial Officer of Goodbaby International Holdings Limited, a global durable juvenile products company, from July 2011 to October 2012, and of Jingrui Properties (Group) Co., a real estate development and investment company, from September 2007 to May 2010. Mr. Jia previously held senior management positions at The Siemon Company and AchieveGlobal. Mr. Jia earned an M.B.A. from the University of Dallas and a B.S. degree from Fudan University in Shanghai.

Robert Straus

Mr. Robert D. Straus is Director of the Company. He has served as Portfolio Manager & Analyst at Wynnefield Capital Management, LLC ("Wynnefield Capital"), an investment management firm, since April 2015. Prior to joining Wynnefield Capital, Mr. Straus served as Senior Analyst at Gilford Securities, an investment banking firm, from March 2009 until March 2015. Mr. Straus has held senior positions with various investment banking firms for nearly 20 years, including MCF, ING, Barings and Furman Selz. Mr. Straus is a member of the Board of Directors of two private companies: MK Acquisition LLC, an authentic mountain lifestyle apparel brand founded in Jackson Hole, Wyoming since May 2015, and Hollender Sustainable Brands LLC, a female sexual wellness consumer brand with its headquarters in Burlington, Vermont since May 2017. Mr. Straus previously served on the Board of Directors for B Lane, Inc., dba Fashion to Figure, a women’s apparel plus-size omnichannel retailer based in New York, NY from September 2016 to April 2017. Mr. Straus received his B.S.B.A. from the University of Hartford and M.B.A. from Bentley College.

Albert Dowden

Mr. Albert R. Dowden is an Independent Director of Nature's Sunshine Products, Inc., since 2009. Mr. Dowden serves as a director of the Invesco Mutual Funds, various Reich & Tang mutual funds, and as a director of Homeowners of America Holding Corporation and Homeowners of America Insurance. Mr. Dowden is a founder and has served as managing director of The Boss Group, a Houston based private investment and management firm, since 2004. Mr. Dowden has previously served as a director of The Hertz Corporation, Volvo Group North America, Magellan Insurance Co., Genmar, National Media Corp. and CompuDyne Corp. Prior to these positions, Mr. Dowden served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Volvo Group North America, Inc. and Senior Vice President of its Swedish parent company, AB Volvo until 1998. Prior to joining Volvo in 1974 as General Counsel to its North American operations, he practiced law with the New York based international law firm of Rogers & Wells (now Clifford Chance). Mr. Dowden received his J.D. from New York University School of Law in 1966 and his B.A. from Middlebury College in 1963. Mr. Dowden's extensive operational, legal and corporate governance experience involving consumer-oriented public companies enhances the Board's knowledge and skill in these key areas.

Robert Mercer

Mr. Robert B. Mercer is an Independent Director of Nature’s Sunshine Products, Inc., effective August 11, 2010. Mr. Mercer served as Vice President Dealer Operations for Mazda North America from May 2007 until February 2009 and as Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary for Mazda North America from November 2002 until May 2007, a position he also held with Volvo North America for approximately 20 years prior. While at Mazda, Mr. Mercer was a member of its Executive and Audit Committees, and was also responsible for Internal Audit. He has been elected to several corporate and charitable boards and currently serves as a member of the Board of Visitors of Duke Medicine, and as a Board of Director member of the Utah Chapter of Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation. Mr. Mercer received his J.D. from the University of Maryland School of Law in 1976 and his B.A. from Duke University in 1973. Mr. Mercer brings significant operational, legal and corporate governance experience to the Board, including experience with public, consumer-oriented companies, which supplements the Board's skills in these key areas.

Mary Springer

Ms. Mary Beth Springer is Independent Director of Nature's Sunshine Products, Inc., with effect from September 6, 2013. Ms. Springer is currently a Board Member of Central Garden & Pet Company and on the Board of Trustees and Co-Chair of the Development Committee of Bryn Mawr College. Ms. Springer held various positions at The Clorox Company from 1990 to 2011, including Executive Vice President and General Manager from 2009 to 2011; Group Vice President, Chief Strategy and Growth Officer from 2007 to 2009; Group Vice President and General Manager from 2005 to 2007; Vice President and General Manager from 2002 to 2004; and Vice President, Marketing from 2000 to 2002. Ms. Springer received her A.B. from Bryn Mawr College, and her M.B.A. from Harvard Business School. Due to her expertise and experience in the consumer products market, Ms. Springer will further stimulate the Board's collective operational and growth policies and initiatives as a independent director.

Rebecca Steinfort

Ms. Rebecca Lee Steinfort is an independent director of the Company. Ms. Steinfort is currently the Chief Operating Officer of Paladina Health, a subsidiary of Davita Healthcare Partners, Inc. Prior to Paladina Health, Ms. Steinfort held other executive positions beginning in 2009 at Davita Healthcare Partners, Inc., such as Chief Marketing Officer and Chief Strategy Officer. Ms. Steinfort held various leadership positions at Quiznos from 2007 to 2009, most recently serving as Executive Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer. From 2001 to 2006, Ms. Steinfort was a Senior Vice President with Level 3 Communications, LLC, where she was responsible for Integration and Development Services from 2005 to 2006 and Corporate Strategy from 2001 to 2005. Ms. Steinfort received her B.A. from Princeton University, and her M.B.A. from the Harvard University School of Business Administration. Ms. Steinfort’s extensive healthcare, marketing and strategic experience enhances the Board’s knowledge and skill in these key areas.

J. Christopher Teets

Mr. J. Christopher Teets is an Independent Director of the Company. Mr. Teets has served as a Partner of Red Mountain Capital Partners, LLC (“Red Mountain”), an investment management firm, since February 2005. Before joining Red Mountain, Mr. Teets was an investment banker at Goldman, Sachs & Co. Prior to joining Goldman Sachs in 2000, Mr. Teets worked in the investment banking division of Citigroup. Mr. Teets currently serves on the boards of directors of Marlin Business Services Corp. and Air Transport Services Group, Inc. He previously served on the boards of directors of Affirmative Insurance Holdings, Inc. and Encore Capital Group, Inc. Mr. Teets holds a bachelor’s degree from Occidental College and an M.Sc. degree from the London School of Economics.

Jeffrey Watkins

Mr. Jeffrey D. Watkins is Independent Director of Nature's Sunshine Products, Inc., since 2009. Mr. Watkins is currently the President of Prescott Group Capital Management, LLC, a registered investment advisor, and serves as the co-manager of the Prescott Mid Cap, L.P. Mr. Watkins formerly served as a Director of Annuity and Life Re, Ltd., from 2003 until October 2009, and as a Director of Carreker Corporation, a bank consulting company, from March 2006 until April 2007. Prior to joining Prescott in July 2001, Mr. Watkins served for 18 years as a portfolio manager for Capital Advisors, Inc., a registered investment advisor. Mr. Watkins received his B.S.B.A. from the University of Tulsa in 1983. As a result of these and other professional experiences, Mr. Watkins possesses particular knowledge and experience in finance and capital structure, which strengthens the Board's collective qualifications, skills and experience.