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Childrens Place Inc (PLCE.OQ)

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Norman Matthews

85 2009 Independent Chairman of the Board

Jane Elfers

57 2010 President, Chief Executive Officer, Director

Anurup Pruthi

49 2014 Chief Financial Officer

Pamela Wallack

59 2017 President - Global Product

Michael Scarpa

62 2014 Chief Operating Officer

Bradley Cost

64 2011 Senior Vice President, General Counsel, Secretary

Joseph Alutto

76 2008 Independent Director

John Bachman

62 2016 Independent Director

Marla Beck

48 2015 Independent Director

Joseph Gromek

71 2011 Independent Director

Robert Mettler

77 2015 Independent Director

Stanley Reynolds

53 2014 Independent Director

Susan Sobbott

52 2014 Independent Director

Robert Vill

59 2014 IR Contact Officer, Group Vice President - Finance

Biographies

Name Description

Norman Matthews

Mr. Norman S. Matthews is an Independent Chairman of the Board of Children's Place Retail Stores Inc., Mr. Matthews currently serves as our Chairman of the Board and as a member of our Compensation Committee and Nominating & Corporate Governance Committee. Mr. Matthews served as President of Federated Department Stores until his retirement in 1988. He joined Federated Department Stores in 1978 as Chairman—Gold Circle Stores Division. He was promoted to Executive Vice President of Federated Department Stores in 1982, to Vice Chairman in 1984 and to President in 1987. Prior to joining Federated Department Stores, Mr. Matthews served as Senior Vice President, General Merchandise Manager for E.J. Korvette, and as Senior Vice President, Marketing and Corporate Development for Broyhill Furniture Industries. In 2005, Mr. Matthews was named as one of eight outstanding directors by the Outstanding Directors Exchange. Mr. Matthews received an MBA from the Harvard University Graduate Business School.

Jane Elfers

Ms. Jane T. Elfers is President, Chief Executive Officer, Director of Children's Place Retail Stores Inc. Ms. Elfers became our President and Chief Executive Officer in January 2010. She set our strategic vision as a leading global, omni-channel children’s apparel brand, and developed our four key strategic growth initiatives—superior product, business transformation through technology, global growth through channel expansion and optimization of our store fleet. Ms. Elfers has led our successful company-wide, multi-year transformation by assembling, motivating and leading a best-in-class management team and she has delivered our transformative results by fostering a culture of operational excellence. Ms. Elfers formerly served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Lord & Taylor from May 2000 to September 2008. She is a graduate of Bucknell University where she received a degree in Business Administration and where she serves on the Board of Trustees and is the Chair of their Nominating and Governance Committee.

Anurup Pruthi

Mr. Anurup Pruthi is Chief Financial Officer of Company. Mr. Anurup Pruthi joined the Company in December 2014. Mr. Pruthi has more than 25 years of global financial and operational management experience. Prior to joining the Company, he was the Chief Financial Officer of the largest retailer in India, Reliance Retail Limited in Mumbai, India, where he was responsible for the financial management of a $2.5 billion retail business. Prior to that position, Mr. Pruthi served as the Chief Executive Officer for a Future Group business consulting and services company in Mumbai, India, Chief Financial Officer of Global Merchandising and Supply Chain at Burberry PLC, based in London, England, Chief Operating Officer and Chief Financial Officer for Mexx Europe Holding, a subsidiary of Liz Claiborne, Inc., and Group Finance Director for Liz Claiborne, Inc. Mr. Pruthi holds a Master’s Degree in Finance and a BS in Finance from Bentley College.

Pamela Wallack

Ms. Pamela B.(Pam) Wallack has been appointed as President - Global Product of the Company. She joined the Company in May 2017. Ms. Wallack has more than 30 years of retail industry experience and has held several senior level positions at major retailers: David’s Bridal, Inc., where she served as President and Chief Executive Officer, and Gap, Inc., where, as Executive Vice President, she established and led the Gap Global Creative Center responsible for global design, marketing, production and development of all product assets for the global Gap brand, and also served as President of Gap Women’s/Men’s and Body. Ms. Wallack’s experience in the children’s retail apparel space is extensive, having served as President of Gap Kids & Baby, and Toys“R”Us, Inc., where she was responsible for product development, production and merchandising for Kids“R”Us and Babies“R”Us. Ms. Wallack earned her B.S. in Education from the University of Vermont.

Michael Scarpa

Mr. Michael Scarpa, CPA., is Chief Operating Officer of The Children's Place, Inc. Mr. Michael Scarpa joined the Company in November 2012 as our Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer. Mr. Scarpa has more than 35 years of financial and operational management experience. In April 2013, Mr. Scarpa became our Chief Operating Officer responsible for overseeing our finance, logistics & distribution, international and real estate/store development departments. Mr. Scarpa has been instrumental to the success of our business transformation. Prior to joining the Company, Mr. Scarpa was Chief Operating Officer and Chief Financial Officer of The Talbots, Inc. with responsibility for finance, treasury, planning and allocation, supply chain, information technology and corporate strategy. Previously, Mr. Scarpa spent 25 years with Liz Claiborne, Inc. where he held positions of increasing responsibility, culminating in his appointment as Chief Operating Officer. He began his career in financial positions with Maidenform, Inc. and Krementz and Company. Mr. Scarpa earned his BS and MBA degrees from Rutgers University, and is a CPA.

Bradley Cost

Mr. Bradley Cost is Senior Vice President, General Counsel, Secretary of Children's Place Retail Stores Inc. Mr. Bradley joined the Company in December 2010. As General Counsel and Corporate Secretary, Mr. Cost has been a key contributor to the significant enhancements we have made to our governance framework which we believe is best-in-class and which is designed to support our brand and to promote the achievement of our strategic growth initiatives. Prior to joining the Company, Mr. Cost was a partner with Bachelder Law LLP since September 2006, where he specialized in corporate governance, securities and senior executive compensation matters. Prior to that, Mr. Cost was a partner in law firms in private practice in New York City for over 20 years representing numerous public and private companies in securities, mergers & acquisitions and corporate matters. He earned his undergraduate degree from Georgetown University, and law and graduate business degrees from Northwestern University.

Joseph Alutto

Dr. Joseph A. Alutto, Ph.D., is an Independent Director of Children’s Place Retail Stores Inc., Dr. Alutto currently serves as the Chair of our Nominating & Corporate Governance Committee. From June 2016 to present, Dr. Alutto has been the Distinguished Professor of Organizational Behavior - Emeritus at The Ohio State University and from June 2014 to June 2016 he was the Distinguished Professor of Organizational Behavior at the University. From July 2013 to June 2014, Dr. Alutto served as Interim President of The Ohio State University. Prior to that, from October 2007 to July 2013, Dr. Alutto served as Executive Vice President and Provost of The Ohio State University. Dr. Alutto also served as the institution’s Interim President and Provost from July 2007 to October 2007. Prior to these positions, Dr. Alutto served as the Dean of the Max M. Fischer College of Business at The Ohio State University for 16 years.

John Bachman

Mr. John E. Bachman is Independent Director of the company. Mr. Bachman currently serves as the Chair of our Audit Committee. Prior to his retirement in 2015, Mr. Bachman was a partner at the accounting firm of PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP (“PwC”). At PwC, Mr. Bachman served for six years as the Operations Leader of the firm’s U.S. Assurance Practice with full operational and financial responsibility for this $4 billion line of business, which included the firm’s audit and risk management practices. Prior to this role, Mr. Bachman served for three years as the firm’s Strategy Leader where he was responsible for strategic planning across business units, geographies and industries. Mr. Bachman also served as an audit partner for over 25 years for companies in the industrial manufacturing, financial services, publishing, healthcare and other industries. Mr. Bachman received an MBA from the Harvard University Graduate Business School. Mr. Bachman brings years of experience in the development and oversight of business strategies and the operational leadership of a large complex organization. He also brings over 25 years of experience in accounting and auditing. Mr. Bachman qualifies as an “audit committee financial expert” under applicable SEC rules.

Marla Beck

Ms. Marla Malcolm Beck is Independent Director of The Children's Place, Inc. Ms. Beck currently services as a member of our Audit Committee. She is the Chief Executive Officer of Bluemercury, a retailer and online seller of upscale beauty products and spa services founded in 1999 by Ms. Beck. Bluemercury was acquired by Macy’s, Inc. in 2015 and operates as a stand-alone business with Ms. Beck as its CEO. Prior to 1999, Ms. Beck was a consultant for McKinsey & Company, Inc. She holds an MBA and MPA from Harvard University. Ms. Beck’s experience as Chief Executive Officer of Bluemercury brings to the Board of Directors a valuable perspective and experience with respect to brand management, brand marketing, digital, including e-commerce, and the management of a national retailer.

Joseph Gromek

Mr. Joseph R. Gromek is an Independent Director of Children's Place retail Stores Inc. Mr. Gromek currently serves as the Chair of our Compensation Committee. Until his retirement in February 2012, Mr. Gromek served as President and Chief Executive Officer of The Warnaco Group, Inc. since April 2003 and as a member of that company’s Board of Directors. From 1996 to 2002, Mr. Gromek served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Brooks Brothers, Inc. For over 30 years, Mr. Gromek has held senior management positions with Saks Fifth Avenue, Limited Brands, Inc. and Ann Taylor Stores, Inc. Mr. Gromek is the Chair of the Board of Trustees of The New School, serves on the Boards of Directors of Ronald McDonald House and Stanley M. Proctor Company, as a member of the Board of Governors of Parsons The New School for Design, and as a member of the Board of Trustees of St. Peter’s University.

Robert Mettler

Mr. Robert L. Mettler is an Independent Director of the Company. Mr. Mettler currently serves as a member of our Compensation Committee. He was President of Special Projects at Macy’s from February 2008 until his retirement in January 2009. Mr. Mettler previously served as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Macy’s West from 2002 to 2008 and as its President and Chief Operating Officer from 2000 to 2002. Prior to joining Macy’s, Mr. Mettler held various executive positions in the retail industry, including President of Merchandising—Full Line Stores of Sears, Roebuck and Co. from 1996 to 2000, President of Apparel and Home Fashions of Sears from 1993 to 1996, and President and Chief Executive Officer of Robinson’s May Company from 1987 to 1993. Mr. Mettler possesses significant experience as a Chief Executive Officer and a senior executive in the apparel and retail industries. He brings to the Board of Directors a valuable perspective and insight with respect to retailing, executive compensation and management.

Stanley Reynolds

Mr. Stanley Reynolds is Independent Director of The Children's Place, Inc. Mr. Reynolds currently serves as a member of our Audit Committee. He is the Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer and Chief Administrative Officer of 7-Eleven, Inc. Mr. Reynolds joined 7-Eleven, Inc. in 1997 and held positions of increasing responsibility prior to his appointment in 2005 as Chief Financial Officer. Mr. Reynolds provides the Company with years of senior level executive experience in global retail operations with a focus on financial management and accounting, international operations and global supply chain management and distribution. Mr. Reynolds has a track record of successfully developing, implementing and overseeing long-term strategic business plans that encompass and balance global operations and growth with efficient and effective capital allocation. Mr. Reynolds qualifies as an “audit committee financial expert” under applicable SEC rules.

Susan Sobbott

Ms. Susan Sobbott is an Independent Director of the Company. Ms. Sobbott currently serves as a member of our Nominating & Corporate Governance Committee. Until February 2018, she was the President of Global Commercial Services, a multi-billion dollar global division of the American Express Company. From January 2014 to November 2015 she was President of Global Corporate Payments and, from 2004 to January 2014, she was President and General Manager of American Express OPEN, a multi-billion dollar business unit within American Express Company serving small businesses. From 2009 to early 2018, Ms. Sobbott also served as a member of the Business Operating Committee, a group of senior leaders at American Express Company working with the Chief Executive Officer to develop strategic direction. Ms. Sobbott held various executive positions of increasing responsibility following her start at American Express Company in 1990. Ms. Sobbott received an MBA from The Darden School of Business, University of Virginia. Ms. Sobbott brings to the Company leadership experience in developing and executing business strategies in such areas as new product innovation, business development, and relationship management. In these roles, Ms. Sobbott has developed and overseen growth strategies at a global company focused on superior customer service, compelling product offerings, technology and digital initiatives, and sophisticated advertising and promotion campaigns.

Robert Vill

Mr. Robert J. Vill is Group Vice President - Finance, IR Contact Officer of The Children's Place, Inc., effective September 8, 2014. Mr. Vill has over 36 years of financial and operational management experience. He joins The Children's Place from Kate Spade & Company (formerly Fifth & Pacific Companies, Inc. / Liz Claiborne, Inc.), where he spent 15 years holding financial leadership roles of increasing responsibility, serving most recently as Senior Vice President, Finance and Treasurer, leading the finance, treasury and investor relations functions. Previously, Mr. Vill served as Vice President, Finance of Hanover Direct, and prior to that, Vice President, Treasurer of Saks Fifth Avenue.

Basic Compensation

Name Fiscal Year Total

Norman Matthews

310,582

Jane Elfers

15,757,200

Anurup Pruthi

2,120,190

Pamela Wallack

4,854,580

Michael Scarpa

5,556,470

Bradley Cost

1,963,420

Joseph Alutto

178,045

John Bachman

186,045

Marla Beck

173,545

Joseph Gromek

187,545

Robert Mettler

167,545

Stanley Reynolds

173,545

Susan Sobbott

163,045

Robert Vill

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As Of  3 Feb 2018