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Nexeo Solutions Inc (NXEO.OQ)

NXEO.OQ on NASDAQ Stock Exchange Capital Market

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Dan Smith

71 2017 Independent Chairman of the Board

David Bradley

46 2016 President, Chief Executive Officer, Director

Ross Crane

54 2016 Chief Financial Officer, Executive Vice President

Michael Farnell

47 2016 Executive Vice President, Chief Administrative Officer, Secretary

Brian Herington

50 2016 Senior Vice President - Chemicals

Ronald LaBuschewsky

50 2016 Senior Vice President - Supply Chain & Environmental Services

Alberto Machado

53 2016 Senior Vice President - Strategic Growth

Shawn Williams

54 2016 Senior Vice President - Plastics

Kristina Smith

52 2016 Chief Accounting Officer, Vice President, Controller

Michael Everett

51 2011 Vice President, Treasurer

Thomas Zacharias

64 2014 Lead Independent Director

Kenneth Burke

69 2011 Independent Director

Brian Selmo

40 2017 Independent Director

Nathan Wright

51 2011 Independent Director

Christopher Yip

36 2011 Independent Director

Tyler Arver

2017 Investor Relations Manager

Biographies

Name Description

Dan Smith

Mr. Dan F. Smith is Independent Chairman of the Board of the Company. Mr. Smith began his career with Atlantic Richfield Company (ARCO) in 1968 as an engineer. He was employed by Lyondell Chemical Company from 1975 through 2007, where he was elected President in 1994, Chief Executive Officer in 1996 and served as a director from November 1989 through December 2007, including as Chairman from May 2007 through December 2007. Mr. Smith retired in December 2007 as Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer of Lyondell Chemical Company following the acquisition of Lyondell Chemical Company by Basell AF. Mr. Smith has served as the Chairman of the Board of Kraton Corporation and AXIP Energy Services, LP, (f/k/a Valerus Services, L.P.) since February 2008 and December 2009, respectively. He serves as a member of the Compensation Committee for Kraton Corporation and as Chairman of the Compensation Committee for AXIP Energy Services, L.P. Mr. Smith became Chairman of the Board and a Director for Orion Engineered Carbons S.A. in May 2014 and also serves as Chairman of the Compensation Committee. Mr. Smith joined the Board of Directors of TPG Pace Energy Holdings Corp. in July 2017 and serves as a member of the Audit Committee. Mr. Smith served on the board of Northern Tier Energy LLC and Northern Tier Energy GP LLC from May 2011 to June 2016, where he served as Chairman from November 2011 to January 2014. He also serves as a member of the College of Engineering Advisory Council at Lamar University. Mr. Smith is a graduate of Lamar University with a B.S. degree in Chemical Engineering.

David Bradley

Mr. David A. Bradley is President, Chief Executive Officer, Director of the Company. Mr. Bradley has served as Nexeo Holdings’ and Solutions’ President and Chief Executive Officer since March 15, 2011. Mr. Bradley served as Chief Operating Officer of Kraton Corporation (formerly Kraton Performance Polymers, Inc.) from December 2009 through January 2011, as Vice President of Global Operations from December 2004 until December 2009 and as Vice President of Business Transformation from April 2004 until December 2004. Prior to joining Kraton Corporation, Mr. Bradley served as the Lexan Manufacturing Manager at GE Plastics’ Mount Vernon, Indiana, site. Mr. Bradley served in a variety of leadership positions for GE Plastics from 1994 to 2004, which included roles in business process development and Six Sigma. Mr. Bradley holds a B.S. degree in Chemical Engineering from the University of Louisville and serves on the Industrial Board of Advisors for the Speed School of Engineering at the University of Louisville since May 2015.

Ross Crane

Mr. Ross J. Crane is a Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer of the company. Mr. Crane has served as our Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer since the consummation of the Business Combination on June 9, 2016. He has served as Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer for Nexeo Holdings and Solutions since August 8, 2011. Prior to joining Nexeo, Mr. Crane served as Chief Financial Officer for Belkin International, Inc. from September 2008 to August 2011. Prior to joining Belkin International, Inc., Mr. Crane served as Senior Vice President, Strategic Initiatives, Chief Financial Officer, North America, and Interim President, North America at Ingram Micro Inc., a distributor of technology goods and services from August 2005 to September 2008. From November 1994 to August 2005, Mr. Crane held various senior financial positions at Avnet, Inc, including Senior Vice President, Group Financial Officer of Avnet Electronics Marketing. From 1999 to 2002, Mr. Crane served as Vice President, and subsequently Senior Vice President, Group Financial Officer of Avnet Applied Computing. Prior to joining Avnet Inc., Mr. Crane spent six years with Honeywell Inc. in its Space Systems Group and its Industrial Automation and Control Group. During this six-year period, Mr. Crane held a variety of positions in manufacturing, government relations, working capital management, program accounting and financial planning and reporting. Mr. Crane received his B.S. and M.B.A. in Finance from Arizona State University and graduated Magna Cum Laude. Mr. Crane also served as a member of the Dean’s Board of Excellence for the Barrett Honors College in Arizona State University’s College of Business.

Michael Farnell

Mr. Michael B. Farnell, Jr., is Executive Vice President, Chief Administrative Officer, Secretary of the Company. Mr. Farnell has served as our Executive Vice President, Chief Legal Officer and Secretary since the consummation of the Business Combination on June 9, 2016 and in December 2016 assumed the role of Chief Administrative Officer. He has served as Executive Vice President and Chief Legal Officer for Nexeo Holdings and Solutions since August 15, 2011 and served as Vice President and Secretary since February 22, 2011. Mr. Farnell served as legal counsel for TPG from 2006 to 2011. Prior to joining TPG, Mr. Farnell was a corporate attorney with the law firm of Weil, Gotshal & Manges, LLP in Dallas, Texas from 1998 through 2006. Mr. Farnell served as a Member of the Board of Directors for British Vita Group S.a.r.l., a TPG portfolio company, from October 2006 through February 2013. Mr. Farnell received his J.D. and M.B.A degrees from Southern Methodist University, where he was a member of the SMU Law Review, and his B.A. degree from Trinity University.

Brian Herington

Mr. Brian K. Herington is Senior Vice President - Chemicals of the Company. Mr. Herington has 27 years of industrial and commercial experience leading complex, technology-driven businesses both regionally and globally including international assignments in the Netherlands and Brazil. Most recently, he served as Regional Division Head - Americas at ABB and President of Thomas & Betts since June, 2011. From 2009 to 2011 he was President — Americas, Performance Fibers a Sun Capital business. From 2007 to 2009 he was General Manager of the High Performance Plastics global business at SABIC Innovative Plastics. Prior to SABIC, Mr. Herington held a variety of leadership positions at GE from 1994 to 2007, which included roles as General Manager, Region Manager, Product Manager, Business Development, Marketing Manager and Account Manager. Mr. Herington started his career at Amoco Chemical as a Sales Representative from 1990 to 1994. Mr. Herington holds a B.S. from Illinois State University and an M.B.A. from Ashford University.

Ronald LaBuschewsky

Mr. Ronald J. LaBuschewsky is Senior Vice President - Supply Chain & Environmental Services of the Company. He has served as Senior Vice President-Supply Chain and Environmental Services for Nexeo Holdings and Solutions since March 10, 2016. Mr. LaBuschewsky previously served as Senior Vice President-Supply Chain from November 13, 2014 through March 9, 2016 and Vice President of Operations from August 26, 2013 through November 12, 2014. Mr. LaBuschewsky served as Chief Operating Officer of Intrapac International Group from December 2011 to August 2013. Mr. LaBuschewsky served as Chief Operating Officer of Peninsula Packaging Inc. from January 2011 to December 2011. Prior to joining Peninsula Packaging, Mr. LaBuschewsky spent six years with Bway Packaging Inc. in a variety of leadership roles including Director of Quality, Vice President of Nampac Division, and Vice President of Plastics. Prior to Bway, Mr. LaBuschewsky spent 16 years at Graham Packaging where he held various Operations leadership roles. Mr. LaBuschewsky received his BS and MBA degrees in Business Administration and Management from the University of Phoenix.

Alberto Machado

Mr. Alberto J. Machado is Senior Vice President - Strategic Growth of the company. Mr. Machado has served as our Senior Vice President — Strategic Growth since the consummation of the Business Combination on June 9, 2016. He has served as Senior Vice President — Strategic Growth for Nexeo Holdings and Solutions since March 10, 2016. He previously served as Senior Vice President — Environmental Services and Strategic Growth from November 13, 2014 through March 9, 2016; as their Senior Vice President — Composites and Environmental Services from May 14, 2013 through November 13, 2014; and as their Vice President Commercial Operations from November 26, 2012 through May 14, 2013. Mr. Machado served as a Sales Director and then as Global Channel Director from 2007 — 2012 with Momentive Performance Materials. Prior to joining Momentive, Mr. Machado spent 10 years in a variety of leadership positions with General Electric Company completing his certification as a Global Master Black Belt in Sales Force Effectiveness. Mr. Machado holds a MoS Mechanical Engineering Degree from University Simon Bolivar in Caracas, Venezuela and a minor in Materials and Industrial Design from Insituto Tecnico Jose A Sucre in Caracas.

Shawn Williams

Mr. Shawn D. Williams is Senior Vice President - Plastics of the Company. He has served as Senior Vice President — Plastics for Nexeo Holdings and Solutions since September 10, 2012. Mr. Williams served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Momentive Performance Materials, Inc. from 2009 to 2012. Prior to joining Momentive, he spent 20 years in a variety of leadership positions with General Electric Company. He served on the Board of Directors for the YMCA in Albany, New York from 2011 to 2012 and Purdue University’s PBAO from 2008 to 2012. Mr. Williams holds a B.S. degree in Electrical Engineering from Purdue University and a M.B.A. from the Haas School of Business at University of California, Berkeley.

Kristina Smith

Ms. Kristina A. Smith is Chief Accounting Officer, Vice President, Controller of the company, since June 9, 2016. She has served as Vice President for Nexeo Holdings and Solutions since January 2012 and more recently as Chief Accounting Officer since May 2014. She served as the Global Controller of Belkin International, Inc. from April 2009 to November 2011. Ms. Smith served as the Vice President, Global Licensing Controller for The Walt Disney Company from February 2007 to October 2008. Prior to that, she held various accounting and finance roles with The Walt Disney Company of increasing responsibility from 1995 to 2007. Prior to joining The Walt Disney Company, Ms. Smith spent six years with Marriott International, Inc. in roles ranging from internal auditor to Controller Distribution. Ms. Smith holds a Bachelors of Business Administration degree from Loyola College.

Michael Everett

Mr. Michael L. Everett is Vice President, Treasurer of the company. He has served as Vice President and Treasurer for Nexeo Holdings and Solutions since November 14, 2011. Previously, Mr. Everett was the Vice President and Treasurer of Cogentrix Energy, LLC (a wholly-owned subsidiary of The Goldman Sachs Group, Inc.) from December 2004 through July 2010, and served as interim Chief Financial Officer from January 2009 through July 2010. Prior to his time at Cogentrix Energy, LLC, Mr. Everett served various treasury functions at Duke Energy Corporation, including Director, Global Capitalization from 2002 to 2004, Regional Treasury Manager, Latin America from 1999 to 2002, Senior Financial Analyst from 1997 to 1999 and Senior Credit Analyst from 1996 to 1997. Mr. Everett also served in various financial analyst and brokerage roles in the financial services industry at Fidelity Investments and Merrill Lynch from 1992 to 1996. Mr. Everett has been a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) since 1997 and holds an M.S. degree in Finance and Economics and B.F.A. degree from West Texas A&M University.

Thomas Zacharias

Mr. Thomas E. Zacharias is Lead Independent Director of the Company. Mr. Zacharias currently serves as President of Zacharias & Co. LLC, a real estate investment and advisory firm. From March 2005 to March 2017, he served as Chief Operating Officer (COO) of W. P. Carey Inc. and as head of the Asset Management Department and Managing Director since April 2002. In his capacity as COO, he also served as Chief Operating Officer and Managing Director of Corporate Property Associates (referred hereafter as “CPA®”), 17 — Global between September 2007 and March 2017, and of CPA®:18 — Global between September 2012 and March 2017, and served as Chief Operating Officer of Carey Watermark Investors between September 2010 and March 2017, and of Carey Watermark Investors 2 between May 2014 and March 2017. Mr. Zacharias had also served as Chief Operating Officer and Managing Director of CPA®:16 — Global from May 2011 to January 2014 (when CPA®:16 merged with W. P. Carey). Mr. Zacharias is a member of the Board of Directors of Payless Holdings, LLC. Mr. Zacharias received his undergraduate degree, magna cum laude, from Princeton University in 1976 and an M.B.A. from Yale School of Management in 1979. He is a member of the Urban Land Institute and NAREIT.

Kenneth Burke

Mr. Kenneth M. Burke is Independent Director of the company. Mr. Burke retired in 2004 after a 31-year career with Ernst & Young LLP. During his time with Ernst & Young LLP, Mr. Burke held various positions including the National Director of Energy Services, Managing Partner of Assurance and Advisory Business Services for the Gulf Coast Area and Coordinating Partner for various energy and oilfield service companies. Mr. Burke has served as a director and as chairman of the Audit and Conflict Committees of AXIP Energy Services, LLC since January 2010 and as a director, Audit Committee member and Public Policy and Corporate Responsibility Committee member of EQT Corporation since January 2012. Mr. Burke is a former director, chairman of the Nominating and Governance Committee and member of the Compensation and Audit Committees of Pride International, Inc. Mr. Burke is a former director and chairman of the Audit Committee of Trico Marine Services, Inc. Mr. Burke received his B.S. in Accounting from the University of New Orleans.

Brian Selmo

Mr. Brian A. Selmo is Independent Director of the Company. Mr. Selmo is a partner at First Pacific Advisors, LLC (FPA), Portfolio Manager and Director of Research for the Contrarian Value Strategy at FPA, and Vice President and Portfolio Manager for FPA Crescent Fund and Source Capital, Inc. Prior to joining First Pacific Advisors in 2008, he was Portfolio Manager of Eagle Lake Capital, LLC/Coast Asset Management, LLC from 2003 to 2008. Mr. Selmo earned a Bachelor’s degree in Economics (with honors) from The Johns Hopkins University, where he graduated Phi Beta Kappa. He is a CFA Charterholder.

Nathan Wright

Mr. Nathan H. Wright is a Independent Director of the Company. Mr. Wright is a Senior Advisor at TPG where he was previously a Partner and a member of the firm’s Operating Group. Mr. Wright began his career with TPG in 2000 where he has supported some of TPG’s most complex transformation efforts including ON Semiconductor Corporation and Altivity Packaging, LLC. Since January 2013, Mr. Wright has served on the Board of Directors of FleetPride, Inc. Mr. Wright previously served on the Board of Directors of Kraton Polymers, LLC and Kraton Corporation from 2005 through 2011 and was a member of the Compensation Committee. Mr. Wright holds a B.S. degree in Mechanical Engineering from the Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology and an M.B.A. degree from the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth College.

Christopher Yip

Mr. Christopher J. (Chris) Yip is Independent Director of the Company. Mr. Yip is currently a principal at TPG where he is involved in the firm’s industrial and chemical sector investing efforts. Prior to joining TPG in 2005, Mr. Yip was employed by McKinsey & Company, Inc., a management consulting firm. Mr. Yip joined the Board of Directors of FleetPride, Inc. in November 2012. Mr. Yip holds an A.B. degree in Economics (cum laude) and an M.S. degree in Computer Science from Harvard University. Mr. Yip holds an M.B.A. degree from the Stanford Graduate School of Business, where he was an Arjay Miller Scholar.

Tyler Arver