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Newell Brands Inc (NWL.N)

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Patrick Campbell

65 2018 Independent Non-Executive Chairman of the Board

Michael Polk

57 2018 President, Chief Executive Officer, Director

Ralph Nicoletti

60 2016 Chief Financial Officer, Executive Vice President

William Burke

56 2017 Chief Operating Officer, Executive Vice President

Bradford Turner

44 2016 Chief Legal Officer, Corporate Secretary

James Craigie

64 2018 Independent Director

Debra Crew

47 2018 Independent Director

Brett Icahn

38 2018 Independent Director

Gerardo Lopez

58 2018 Independent Director

Courtney Mather

41 2018 Independent Director

Robert Steele

62 2018 Independent Director

Steven Strobel

60 2006 Independent Director

Michael Todman

60 2007 Independent Director

Biographies

Name Description

Patrick Campbell

Mr. Patrick D. Campbell is Independent Non-Executive Chairman of the Board of the Company. He is the retired senior vice president and chief financial officer of 3M Company, a diversified global technology company, a position he held from 2002 to 2011. Prior to his tenure with 3M, Mr. Campbell was vice president of international and Europe for General Motors Corporation, where he served in various finance functions during his 25 years with the company. Mr. Campbell has served as a director of: Stanley Black & Decker, Inc., a tool manufacturer, since 2008 (including as lead independent director from 2013 to 2015); SPX FLOW, Inc., a manufacturer of specialty fluid components and solutions, since its spin-off from SPX Corporation in September 2015; and Herc Holdings Inc., an international provider of equipment rental and services, since its spin-off from Hertz Global Holdings, Inc. in June 2016. Mr. Campbell served as a director of SPX Corporation, a supplier of highly engineered HVAC products, detection and measurement technologies and power equipment, from March 2014 to September 2015 and a director of Solera Holdings Inc., a provider of risk and asset management software and services to the automotive and property marketplace, from October 2014 to March 2016, when it was acquired by a third party.

Michael Polk

Mr. Michael B. Polk is re-designated as President, Chief Executive Officer, Director of the Company effective as of May 25, 2018. He is currently serves as Chief Executive Officer and Director of the Company. Mr. Polk has been the Chief Executive Officer of the Company since April 2016 and served as President and Chief Executive Officer from July 2011 to April 2016. He joined the Company’s Board of Directors in November 2009. Prior to assuming his current role, Mr. Polk was President, Global Foods, Home & Personal Care, Unilever (a consumer packaged goods manufacturer and marketer) since 2010. He joined Unilever in 2003 as Chief Operating Officer, Unilever Foods USA and subsequently became President, Unilever USA in 2005. From 2007 to 2010, he served as President, Unilever Americas. Prior to joining Unilever, he spent 16 years at Kraft Foods Inc. and three years at The Procter & Gamble Company. At Kraft Foods, he was President, Kraft Foods Asia Pacific; President, Biscuits and Snacks Sector; and was a member of the Kraft Foods Management Committee. Mr. Polk also serves as a director of Colgate-Palmolive Company.

Ralph Nicoletti

Mr. Ralph J. Nicoletti is no longer Chief Financial Officer and Executive Vice President of the Company effective December 31, 2018. Prior to this role, he served as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Tiffany & Company from April 2014 to May 2016. From June 2011 to March 2014, he served as Chief Financial Officer of Cigna Corporation. From February 2007 to May 2011, he served as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Alberto Culver. Prior to that time, he held various senior finance positions at Kraft Foods, including Senior Vice President of Finance of Kraft Foods North America.

William Burke

Mr. William A. Burke, III serves as Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of the Company. He served as President, Jarden Group from April 2016 to January 2017. Prior to this role, he served as Executive Vice President from January 2016 to March 2016; Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer from October 2012 to December 2015; President, Newell Professional from January 2012 to September 2012; President, Tools, Hardware & Commercial Products from January 2009 through December 2011; and, President, Tools and Hardware from December 2007 to January 2009. Prior to these roles, he was President, North American Tools from 2004 through 2006. He served as President of the Company’s Lenox division from 2003 through 2004. From 1982 through 2002, he served in a variety of positions with The Black & Decker Corporation (a manufacturer and marketer of power tools and accessories), culminating as Vice President and General Manager of Product Service.

Bradford Turner

Mr. Bradford R. Turner is the Chief Legal Officer and Corporate Secretary of the Company. Prior to this role, he served as Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary from March 2015 to March 2016. Mr. Turner joined the Company in 2004 and has served in various legal roles including Vice President and Deputy General Counsel from October 2011 to March 2015, and Group Vice President & General Counsel - Office Products from June 2007 to October 2011.

James Craigie

Mr. James R. Craigie is Independent Director of the Company. James R. Craigie is Non-Executive Chairman and the former Chief Executive Officer of Church & Dwight Co., Inc., a developer and marketer of a broad range of household and personal care consumer products and specialty products. Previously, he was the President and Chief Executive Officer of Spalding Sports and held various senior management positions with Kraft Foods for 15 years. Prior to joining Kraft, Mr. Craigie served for six years as an officer with the U.S. Navy/Department of Energy working for Admiral Rickover. Mr. Craigie is a graduate of the University of Rochester and holds an MBA from Harvard University where he was a Baker Scholar. Mr. Craigie also serves on the Board of Directors of Bloomin' Brands as Lead Independent Director.

Debra Crew

Ms. Debra A. Crew is Independent Director of the Company. Debra A. Crew is the former Chief Executive Officer of Reynolds American. Before joining Reynolds, Ms. Crew spent five years at Pepsi, where she served as President, North America Nutrition, as President, PepsiCo Americas Beverages, and as President, Western Europe. Prior to her tenure with PepsiCo, Ms. Crew held positions of increasing responsibility at Kraft Foods, Nestlé S.A. and Mars, Inc. from 1997 to 2010. Ms. Crew is a graduate of the University of Denver, earned an MBA from the University of Chicago and previously served as an officer in the U. S. Army. Ms. Crew serves on the Boards of Stanley, Black & Decker, Inc. and Mondelez International.

Brett Icahn

Mr. Brett M. Icahn is Independent Director of the Company. Brett Icahn is currently a consultant for Icahn Enterprises L.P. (a diversified holding company engaged in a variety of businesses, including investment, automotive, energy, gaming, railcar, food packaging, metals, mining, real estate and home fashion), where he exclusively provides investment advice to Carl C. Icahn with respect to the investment strategy for Icahn Enterprises’ Investment segment and with respect to capital allocation across Icahn Enterprises’ various operating subsidiaries. From 2010 to 2016, Mr. Icahn was responsible for co-executing an investment strategy across all industries as a Portfolio Manager of Icahn Capital’s Sargon Portfolio, which had an annualized return of approximately 27% during that period. From 2002 to 2010, Mr. Icahn served as an investment analyst for Icahn Capital LP and in a variety of investment advisory roles for Carl C. Icahn. Mr. Icahn was previously a director of: Nuance Communications, Inc., a provider of voice and language solutions, from October 2013 to March 2016; Voltari Corporation, a mobile data services provider, from January 2010 to August 2014; American Railcar Industries, Inc., a railcar manufacturing company, from January 2007 to June 2014; Cadus Corporation, a company engaged in the acquisition of real estate for renovation or construction and resale, from January 2010 to February 2014; Take-Two Interactive Software Inc., a publisher of interactive entertainment products, from April 2010 to November 2013; and The Hain Celestial Group, Inc., a natural and organic products company, from July 2010 to November 2013. American Railcar, Cadus and Voltari are each indirectly controlled by Carl C. Icahn. Carl C. Icahn also has or previously had non-controlling interests in Nuance, Hain Celestial and Take-Two through the ownership of securities. Brett Icahn is Carl C. Icahn’s son. Mr. Icahn received a B.A. from Princeton University.

Gerardo Lopez

Mr. Gerardo I. Lopez is Independent Director of the company. He has served as President, Chief Executive Officer and a director of each of Extended Stay America, Inc. and ESH Hospitality, Inc. (paired together as NYSE:STAY), the largest integrated owner/operator of company-branded hotels in North America, from August 2015 through December 2017. From March 2009 to August 2015, Mr. Lopez was the President, Chief Executive Officer and a director of AMC Entertainment Holdings, Inc. (“AMC”) (NYSE:AMC). Prior to joining AMC, he served as Executive Vice President of Starbucks Corporation (NASDAQ:SBUX), where he also served as President of its Global Consumer Products, Seattle’s Best Coffee and Foodservice divisions, from 2004 to 2009. From 2001 to 2004, Mr. Lopez served as President of the Handleman Entertainment Resources division of Handleman Company, a former music distribution company. Mr. Lopez also previously held a variety of executive management positions with International Home Foods, Inc. (formerly NYSE:IHF), the Frito-Lay and Pepsi-Cola divisions of PepsiCo, Inc. (NASDAQ:PEP) and The Procter & Gamble Company (NYSE:PG). Mr. Lopez currently serves as a director of each of Brinker International, Inc. (NYSE:EAT) (since February 2013), and CBRE Group, Inc. (NYSE:CBG), the world’s largest commercial real estate services and investment firm (since October 2015). Mr. Lopez has also previously served as a director of other public and private companies including TXU Corp. (n/k/a Energy Future Holdings Corp.) (formerly NYSE:TXU) (2006-2007); Safeco Corporation (formerly NYSE:SAF) (2008); National CineMedia, Inc. (NASDAQ:NCMI) (2009-2012), Digital Cinema Implementation Partners, LLC (2009-2015), Recreational Equipment, Inc. (REI) (2011-2015), and Open Road Films, LLC (2012-2015). Mr. Lopez holds a B.A. from George Washington University and an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School.

Courtney Mather

Mr. Courtney R. Mather is Independent Director of the Company. He has served as Portfolio Manager of Icahn Capital, the entity through which Carl C. Icahn manages investment funds, since December 2016, and was previously Managing Director of Icahn Capital from April 2014 to November 2016. Mr. Mather is responsible for identifying, analyzing, and monitoring investment opportunities and portfolio companies for Icahn Capital. Prior to joining Icahn Capital, Mr. Mather was at Goldman Sachs & Co. from 1998 to 2012, most recently as Managing Director responsible for Private Distressed Trading and Investing, where he focused on identifying and analyzing investment opportunities for both Goldman Sachs and clients. Mr. Mather has been a director of: Conduent Incorporated, a provider of business process outsourcing services, since December 2016; Herc Holdings Inc., an international provider of equipment rental and services, since June 2016; TER Holdings I, Inc. (formerly known as Trump Entertainment Resorts, Inc.), a company engaged in the business of owning and operating casinos and resorts, since February 2016; Freeport-McMoRan Inc., the world’s largest publicly traded copper producer, since October 2015; and Ferrous Resources Limited, an iron ore mining company with operations in Brazil, since June 2015. Mr. Mather was previously a director of: Federal-Mogul Holdings Corporation, a supplier of automotive powertrain and safety components, from May 2015 to January 2017; Viskase Companies Inc., a meat casing company, from June 2015 to March 2016; American Railcar Industries, Inc., a railcar manufacturing company, from July 2014 to March 2016; CVR Refining, LP, an independent downstream energy limited partnership, from May 2014 to March 2016; and CVR Energy, Inc., a diversified holding company primarily engaged in the petroleum refining and nitrogen fertilizer manufacturing industries, from May 2014 to March 2016.

Robert Steele

Mr. Robert A. Steele is Independent Director of the company. He has served on the board of directors of Berry Global Group, Inc. (NYSE:BERY), a provider of value-added plastic consumer packaging, non-woven specialty materials and engineered materials, since October 2014, on the board of directors of LSI Industries Inc. (NASDAQ:LYTS), a provider of corporate visual image solutions to the petroleum/convenience store industry, since July 2016, as Senior Advisor to CVC Capital Advisors, a division of a private equity and investment advisory firm, since November 2011, and as Founder of STEELE Consulting LLC, a consulting firm, since July 2012. In September 2011, Mr. Steele retired from Procter & Gamble Co. (NYSE:PG) as its Vice Chairman Health Care. During his 35-year tenure with Procter & Gamble, he served in a variety of executive leadership positions, including Vice Chairman Global Health and Well-being, Group President Global Household Care and Group President of North American Operations. Mr. Steele previously served on the board of directors of Beam Inc. (formerly NYSE: BEAM), from December 2011 until its acquisition by Suntory Holdings Limited in April 2014, Keurig Green Mountain Inc. (formerly NASDAQ:GMCR), from June 2013 until its acquisition by a JAB Holding Company led investor group in March 2016, and Kellogg Company (NYSE:K) from July 2007 to January 2012. Mr. Steele also served on the board of directors of the United Negro College Fund from 2008 to 2011, and the Retail Industry Leaders Association from 2001 to 2006. Mr. Steele holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Economics from the College of Wooster and an M.B.A. from Cleveland State University.

Steven Strobel

Mr. Steven J. Strobel is an Independent Director of the Company. He has been the Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Hill-Rom Holdings, Inc. (“Hill-Rom”) since 2014. Prior to his position with Hill-Rom, Mr. Strobel was the Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer and a Director of BlueStar Energy Solutions from 2009 to 2012, when it was acquired by American Electric Power. Mr. Strobel served as Senior Vice President—Treasurer of Motorola, Inc. from 2007 to 2008. He served as Motorola’s Senior Vice President—Corporate Controller from 2003 to 2007. From 2000 to 2003, Mr. Strobel was Vice President—Finance and Treasurer for Owens Corning. From 1996 to 1999, Mr. Strobel served as Owens Corning’s Vice President—Corporate Controller. From 1986 to 1996, Mr. Strobel served in a number of roles with Kraft Foods, including Vice President, Finance, Kraft Grocery Products Division; Vice President and Controller, Kraft USA Operations; and Chief Financial Officer, Kraft Foods Canada. Mr. Strobel has substantial experience in financial matters and leadership in both consumer and industrial markets.

Michael Todman

Mr. Michael A. Todman is an Independent Director of the Company. He retired in 2015 as the Vice Chairman of Whirlpool Corporation (“Whirlpool”), a post he held since 2014. Prior thereto, he served as President, Whirlpool International from 2009 to 2014 and served as a member of the Board of Directors of Whirlpool from 2006 through his retirement in 2015. He served as President, Whirlpool North America from 2007 to 2009, President, Whirlpool International from 2006 to 2007 and Executive Vice President and President of Whirlpool Europe from 2001 to 2006. From 1993 to 2001, he served in a number of roles at Whirlpool, including Executive Vice President, North America; Senior Vice President, Sales and Marketing, North America; Vice President, Sears Sales and Marketing; Vice President, Product Management; Controller of North America; Vice President, Consumer Services, Whirlpool Europe; General Manager, Northern Europe; and Director, Finance, United Kingdom. Prior to joining Whirlpool, Mr. Todman held a variety of leadership positions at Wang Laboratories, Inc. and Price Waterhouse and Co. He also serves on the Board of Directors of Brown-Forman Corporation and Prudential Financial and was a former director of Whirlpool.

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