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Northwest Bancshares Inc (NWBI.OQ)

NWBI.OQ on NASDAQ Stock Exchange Global Select Market

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

William Wagner

65 2017 Chairman of the Board, Chief Executive Officer

Ronald Seiffert

60 2017 President, Chief Operating Officer, Director

William Harvey

50 2014 Chief Financial Officer, Senior Executive Vice President - Technology, Operations, Finance, Support Division

Michael Bickerton

57 2015 Executive Vice President-Commercial Lending

Steven Fisher

59 2014 Senior Executive Vice President - Production, Chief Revenue Officer

Michael Smelko

49 Executive Vice President, Chief Credit Officer

Robert Campana

57 2015 Independent Director

Deborah Chadsey

59 2012 Independent Director

Timothy Fannin

63 2013 Independent Director

Timothy Hunter

54 2015 Independent Director

William McKnight

65 2013 Independent Director

John Meegan

57 2010 Independent Director

Mark Paup

51 2016 Independent Director

Sonia Probst

58 2011 Independent Director

Philip Tredway

68 2007 Independent Director

Biographies

Name Description

William Wagner

Mr. William J. Wagner serves as Chairman of the Board, Chief Executive Officer of Northwest Bancshares, Inc. William J. Wagner was named President and Chief Executive Officer of Northwest Bank in August 1998, President and Chief Executive Officer of Northwest Bancshares, Inc. in June 2001 and Chairman of the Board of Northwest Bank and Northwest Bancshares, Inc. in July 2003. Mr. Wagner was the Chief Financial Officer of Northwest Bank upon joining the bank in 1984 and was named Chief Operating Officer in 1996. Mr. Wagner was appointed Executive Vice President in 1992 and was elected to the Board of Directors in 1994. He serves on the Board of the Warren County Chamber of Business and Industry and the Advisory Board of the University of Pittsburgh at Bradford. Mr. Wagner is a Certified Public Accountant and holds a BS degree in accounting from Indiana University of Pennsylvania. Mr. Wagner has deep and extensive knowledge of our market area, accounting matters and banking matters, making him uniquely qualified to be our Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer.

Ronald Seiffert

Mr. Ronald J. Seiffert III is President, Chief Operating Officer, Director of the company effective November 13, 2017. Mr. Seiffert has 36 years of experience in the banking industry. For the previous six years Mr. Seiffert served as Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer of The Delaware County Bank & Trust in Lewis Center, Ohio. Prior to that Mr. Seiffert worked for two large Ohio banking organizations.

William Harvey

Mr. William W. Harvey, Jr., serves as Chief Financial Officer, Senior Executive Vice President - Technology, Operations, Finance, Support Division of Northwest Bancshares Inc. William W. Harvey, Jr. has been employed by Northwest Bank since 1996, most recently as Senior Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer for Northwest Bank and Northwest Bancshares, Inc. He was formerly Executive Vice President, Finance and Chief Financial Officer. Prior to joining Northwest, Mr. Harvey served as a Management Accounting Officer with PNC Bank and a Senior Auditor and Tax Specialist for KPMG LLP both in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Mr. Harvey is a Certified Public Accountant in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and holds a BS degree in accounting from Indiana University of Pennsylvania. In addition, he is a graduate of the ABA Stonier Graduate School of Banking at the University of Pennsylvania.

Michael Bickerton

Mr. Michael W. Bickerton is Executive Vice President-Commercial Lending of the Company. He has been employed by Northwest Bank since August 2015 as Executive Vice President, Commercial Lending. Prior to joining Northwest Bank in August 2015, Mr. Bickerton was employed by Lorain National Bank, Lorain, Ohio as Chief Credit Officer. He has also served in a variety of management positions during his 35-year career in banking. Mr. Bickerton holds a BS degree from Miami University, Oxford, Ohio.

Steven Fisher

Mr. Steven G. Fisher serves as Senior Executive Vice President - Production, Chief Revenue Officer of Northwest Bancshares Inc. Steven G. Fisher has been employed by Northwest Bank since 1983, most recently as Senior Executive Vice President and Chief Revenue Officer. He was formerly Executive Vice President of the Banking Services Group and prior to that Senior Vice President of Operations of Northwest Bank. Mr. Fisher holds a BS degree in Business Administration from West Virginia Wesleyan College and is a graduate of the Graduate School of Banking at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

Michael Smelko

Mr. Michael G. Smelko has been Executive Vice President, Chief Credit Officer Northwest Bancshares, Inc. He has been employed by Northwest Bank since 1997, most recently as Executive Vice President and Chief Credit Officer. He was formerly Senior Vice President of the Retail Lending Division of Northwest Bank. Prior to joining Northwest Bank, Mr. Smelko was employed by Mellon Bank in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Mr. Smelko holds a BS degree in Business from Pennsylvania State University and is a graduate of the Graduate School of Banking at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

Robert Campana

Mr. Robert M. Campana is Independent Director of the Company. He has been the owner of Campana Development, Lorain, Ohio, a real estate development company, since January 2000. He is also the president of Campana Capital, a real estate development and private equity investment organization located in Westlake, Ohio. Mr. Campana previously served on the Boards of Directors of LNB Bancorp, Inc. and Lorain National Bank, and became a director of Northwest Bancshares, Inc. and Northwest Bank upon the acquisition of LNB Bancorp, Inc. and Lorain National Bank in August 2015. Mr. Campana holds a business degree from Bowling Green State University and brings to the Board extensive experience in managing businesses and has significant experience in and knowledge of real estate development. Mr. Campana is the former president of P.C. Campana Inc. and has been recognized in his community for his entrepreneurial skills. In addition, Mr. Campana served on the Boards of Directors of LNB Bancorp, Inc. and Lorain National Bank for 17 years, which provides valuable insights to the Board of Directors of Northwest Bancshares, Inc., particularly in evaluating the business conditions in Northwest Bank’s new Ohio markets in which it now operates following the acquisition, as well as in setting corporate strategy and compensation matters.

Deborah Chadsey

Ms. Deborah J. Chadsey serves as an Independent Director of Northwest Bancshares Inc. Deborah J. Chadsey is an attorney who has practiced law for over 28 years. She is currently a partner in the Buffalo, New York law firm Kavinoky Cook LLP. Prior to joining Kavinoky Cook LLP, Ms. Chadsey practiced law with Lippes, Silverstein as well as Phillips, Lytle, both also in Buffalo, New York. She has been on the Northwest Bank Board of Directors since December 2011. In addition, she sits on the Board of Directors of Kensington-Bailey Neighborhood Housing Services/Gloria Parks Community Center. Ms. Chadsey graduated from Columbia University Law School in New York, New York where she was a Harlen Fiske Stone Scholar and is licensed to practice law in Pennsylvania, New York, and multiple federal district, bankruptcy and appellate courts. Ms. Chadsey brings to the Board specialization and experience in environmental and municipal law as well as commercial finance, land use and contract law.

Timothy Fannin

Mr. Timothy B. Fannin is Independent Director of Northwest Bancshares, Inc. Timothy B. Fannin is a retired partner from the firm Catalano, Case, Catalano & Clark-Radzieta, LLP, Certified Public Accountants headquartered in Clearfield, Pennsylvania where he worked for 28 years. Mr. Fannin is a U.S. Army Veteran and graduated from the University of Pittsburgh with a BS in Business/Public Administration and holds an MBA from Clarion University of Pennsylvania. He holds the designations of Certified Public Accountant in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, and is certified in financial forensics. In addition, he was an adjunct Professor of Accounting and Finance at Pennsylvania State University from 2007 to 2009. He has been an Advisory Board Member of Northwest Bank since 1998. Mr. Fannin’s public accounting background and professional designations assist the Board in its oversight of the audit, tax, financial reporting and risk management areas.

Timothy Hunter

Mr. Timothy M. Hunter is Independent Director of the Company. He has been President and Chief Executive Officer of McInnes Rolled Rings and Erie Bronze & Aluminum Company, both in Erie, Pennsylvania, since 2003. He is also Vice Chairman of the Erie Community Foundation and serves on the board of the Erie Regional Chamber and Growth Partnership as well as the Manufacturer and Business Association of Erie, Pennsylvania where he serves as Past Chairman and a member of the Executive Committee. Mr. Hunter is a Certified Public Accountant having worked for Ernst & Young in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting from Villanova University. He has been an Advisory Board Member for the Erie County market of Northwest Bank since 2013.

William McKnight

Mr. William F. McKnight is Independent Director of Northwest Bancshares, Inc. He has been the controller for Interstate Chemical Company, Inc. in Hermitage, Pennsylvania since 2006. Prior to joining Interstate Chemical Company, Inc. he was a partner with the CPA firm McGill, Power, Bell & Associates for 30 years where he specialized in tax planning and advising. Mr. McKnight holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from Drake University and is a Certified Public Accountant in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. He has been an Advisory Board Member for the Crawford County and Mercer County markets of Northwest Bank since September 2002. Mr. McKnight’s industry experience and background in tax and public accounting assist the Board in its oversight of the audit, tax, financial reporting and risk management areas.

John Meegan

Mr. John P. Meegan serves as an Independent Director of Northwest Bancshares, Inc. He is Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of Hefren-Tillotson, Inc., a Pittsburgh-based investment management firm. Prior to joining Hefren-Tillotson he held various senior level positions with both regional and national brokerage firms. Mr. Meegan previously served as a director of Prestige Bank, which was acquired by Northwest Bank in 2002 and has served on Northwest Bank’s Southwest Region Advisory Board since that time. Mr. Meegan is a certified public accountant, having worked for KPMG LLP in New York City, and holds a degree in Economics from Amherst College and an MBA from New York University. He also serves as Chairman of the Financial Responsibility and Uniform Practice Committees for FINRA. Mr. Meegan’s extensive knowledge of investment management matters enhances the oversight of our trust and investment activities, and his work with FINRA broadens the Board of Directors’ knowledge of the capital markets.

Mark Paup

Mr. Mark A. Paup is an Independent Director of the Company. He is the President and Chief Executive Officer for Zippo Manufacturing Company and W.R. Case and Sons Cutlery Company, both of which are headquartered in Bradford, Pennsylvania. During his 21-year career with Zippo and Case, Mr. Paup has served as Vice President of Sales and Marketing, National Sales Manager, European Sales Manager and Global Marketing Director. He has also served as a member of the Board of Directors of Zippo Manufacturing Company, as President of the Supervisory Board of Zippo Europe S.A. and as a Director of Zippo Asia Ltd. During his tenure at both Zippo and Case, Mr. Paup has been instrumental in corporate strategic planning, product diversification and the development of the sales and marketing departments. He has been a member of Northwest Bank’s McKean County Advisory Board since 2010. Mr. Paup’s extensive experience in the areas of sales, marketing, and strategic planning assist the Board in its oversight of Northwest Bank’s organic growth initiatives and strategic direction.

Sonia Probst

Ms. Sonia M. Probst serves as an Independent Director of Northwest Bancshares Inc. She is the retired Chief Executive Officer of the Rouse Estate in Youngsville Pennsylvania, where she was employed for 28 years. The Rouse Estate is a campus of skilled nursing, assisted living and child day care facilities serving western Pennsylvania. In this highly regulated healthcare environment, she served as Compliance Officer and developed and oversaw the Compliance Program. In addition, she was responsible for: strategic planning; development; revenue growth; compensation and benefit structures; financial and regulatory audits; and investment management of pension, 403(b) and depreciation funds. Ms. Probst earned a BA from Lebanon Valley College and an MSW from West Virginia University. She also serves on the Warren County Chamber of Business and Industry Board of Directors and the Steering Committee for “Leadership Warren County.” Ms. Probst brings to the Board firsthand experience in managing compliance, finance and operations in a diverse, highly regulated, multiple service organization.

Philip Tredway

Mr. Philip M. Tredway serves as an Independent Director of Northwest Bancshares, Inc. Philip M. Tredway has been President and Chief Executive Officer of Erie Molded Plastics, Inc., Erie, Pennsylvania since 1982. His responsibilities include management and financial reporting for the company. He serves on the Pittsburgh Region Advisory Board of the Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland. He is also a past Chairman and Board member of the Manufacturers and Business Association of Erie, Pennsylvania and past Board member and Treasurer of the Erie Community Foundation. He holds both BA and MBA degrees in Finance from Lehigh University. Mr. Tredway has extensive knowledge of financial reporting issues and his term on the Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland advisory board provides insight into regional economic conditions, the banking industry, and the regulatory environment.

Basic Compensation

Name Fiscal Year Total

William Wagner

1,393,100

Ronald Seiffert

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William Harvey

701,307

Michael Bickerton

451,783

Steven Fisher

761,284

Michael Smelko

467,626

Robert Campana

119,059

Deborah Chadsey

123,440

Timothy Fannin

129,117

Timothy Hunter

121,200

William McKnight

130,741

John Meegan

137,565

Mark Paup

100,021

Sonia Probst

135,614

Philip Tredway

158,431
As Of  31 Dec 2016