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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Ian Meakins

61 2016 Non-Executive Independent Chairman of the Board

Patrick Berard

64 2017 Chief Executive Officer, Member of the Executive Committee, Director, Europe General Manager

Francois Henrot

68 2016 Deputy Chairman of the Board, Senior Independent Director

Laurent Delabarre

52 2017 Group Chief Financial Officer, Member of the Executive Committee

Nathalie Wright

2018 Group Digital and IT Transformation Director, Member of the Executive Committee

Frank Waldmann

2016 Group Human Resources Director, Member of the Executive Committee

Sebastien Thierry

2016 General Secretary and Secretary of the Board of Directors, Member of the Executive Committee

Jeff Baker

Chief Executive Officer and Senior Vice President of Rexel USA, Member of the Executive Committee

Joakim Forsmark

2016 General Manager Nordics, Member of the Executive Committee

Eric Gauthier

2016 General Manager Asia-Pacific, Member of the Executive Committee

John Hogan

57 General Manager United Kingdom, Member of the Executive Committee

Brian McNally

60 2014 Chief Executive Officer Rexel North America, Member of the Executive Committee

Marcus Alexanderson

42 2017 Director

Julien Bonnel

32 2017 Director, Employee Representative

Thomas Farrell

62 2014 Independent Director

Friedrich Froehlich

76 2014 Independent Director

Elen Phillips

58 2016 Independent Director

Maria Richter

63 2014 Independent Director

Agnes Touraine

63 2017 Independent Director

Hendrica Verhagen

51 2014 Independent Director

Ludovic Debailleux

2017 Investors Relations Director

Biographies

Name Description

Ian Meakins

Mr. Ian Meakins has served as Non-Executive Independent Chairman of the Board at Rexel S.A. since October 1, 2016. He has been Independent Director of the Company since July 1, 2016. He is Member of the Audit and Risk Committee and the Nomination Committee and the Compensation Committee. He was appointed Wolseley CEO from July 2009 to August 2016. He was previously Chief Executive Officer of Travelex, the international foreign exchange and payments business. Previously he was Chief Executive Officer of Alliance UniChem plc until its merger with Boots in July 2006. Prior to that, between 2000 and 2004, he was President, European Major Markets and Global Supply for Diageo plc, spending over 12 years with the company in a variety of international management positions. He was non-executive director of Centrica plc. He is a graduate of Cambridge University.

Patrick Berard

Mr. Patrick Berard has served as Chief Executive Officer, Europe General Manager and Member of the Executive Committee at Rexel S.A. since from July 1, 2016 and he has been Director of the Company since May 23, 2017. He also serves as Director of Rexel France, Director of Rexel Sverige AB and Director of Rexel North America Inc., among others. He served as Senior Vice President - Southern, Central and Eastern Europe, Member of the Executive Committee at the Company since 2014 till July 1, 2016. He joined Rexel in 2003 as CEO Rexel France and is currently Senior Vice President Europe. He became SVP Southern Europe in 2007. In 2013, he assumed additional responsibility for Belgium and Luxemburg. Before joining Rexel, Mr. Berard was CEO of Pinault Bois & Materiaux between 2002 and 2003, part of the Kering group of companies (formerly PPR). Prior to that, he was Chief Operating Officer of Antalis (Arjo Wiggins) from 1999 to 2002 and from 1988 to 1999 he held various management positions at Polychrome, including General Manager Europe and Group Vice-President and Executive Committee member of Kodak Polychrome Graphics. From 1980 to 1987, Mr. Berard worked as a consultant for McKinsey before moving to Thomson as Strategic Development Director for Industry and Engineering. He began his career in 1978 at the Pulp and Paper Research Institute of Canada. He holds a Doctorate in Philosophy degree Economics from the University of Grenoble.

Francois Henrot

Mr. Francois Henrot has served as Deputy Chairman of the Board and Senior Independent Director of Rexel S.A. since October 1, 2016. He served as Interim Chairman of the Board at Rexel S.A. from July 1, 2016 to September 30, 2016. He has previously been Deputy Chairman of the Board and Senior Independent Director since May 22, 2014. He is Chairman of Investment Banking of Rothschild and is a member of the Supervisory Board of Paris Orleans SA, among others. He began his career in 1975 at the Conseil d'Etat (French Administrative Supreme Court). In 1978, he joined the Direction Generale des Telecommunications (DGT), predecessor to France Telecom, where he was appointed Deputy Director of International Development then Director of Marketing and Sales. In 1985, he joined the Compagnie Bancaire group, where he held several top executive positions before being appointed Chief Executive Officer in March 1993. In 1995, Mr. Henrot was appointed to the Management Board of Compagnie Financière de Paribas, in charge of supervising the group's retail banking activities, and he became Chairman of the Supervisory Board of the group's Credit du Nord retail banking subsidiary. He joined Rothschild in 1997 as General Partner of Rothschild & Cie Banque and has been Managing Partner of Rothschild & Cie since 1998. He is a graduate of Ecole Nationale d'Administration.

Laurent Delabarre

Mr. Laurent Delabarre has been Group Chief Financial Officer, Member of the Executive Committee at REXEL S.A. since May 15, 2017. He began his career as an auditor in 1988 with Arthur Andersen (now Ernst & Young) and was promoted to partner in the audit and financial advisory business in 2000. In 2004, he joined the Rexel Group as Director of Financial Control and became Vice-President for Finance in 2008. In 2014, in addition to his Group functions, he also held the position of CFO of Rexel’s US operations on an interim basis. Since 2015, he has been Executive Director of Financial Control at Carrefour Group. Laurent Delabarre is a graduate of the ESCEM and a chartered accountant.

Nathalie Wright

Ms. Nathalie Wright has been Group Digital and IT Transformation Director, Member of the Executive Committee at REXEL S.A. since February 5, 2018. Before joining Rexel, Nathalie Wright was Vice President Software of IBM France and member of the Executive Committee, after 8 years at Microsoft France where she first led the public sector Division before being appointed in 2011 as General Manager in charge of the Large Enterprise Division and strategic partnerships. Prior to joining Microsoft France, she spent 4 years at AT&T as Vice-President EMEA and held various management positions at MCI-Worldcom from 1999 to 2004. She began her career in 1987 at Digital, then at Newbridge Networks, where she held different responsibilities in finance, marketing and operations. Nathalie Wright is also Chief Operating Officer of the Women in Leadership association. She holds a Master's degree in economics, graduated from IAE Paris and INSEAD.

Frank Waldmann

Mr. Frank Waldmann has served as Group Human Resources Director, Member of the Executive Committee at REXEL S.A. since November 2016. He joined Rexel in October 2014 as Human Resources Director for Central and Eastern Europe and Germany and then became VP Human Resources for Europe in May 2016. He started his career at Philips in March 1996. After several HR positions within the Philips Group, in the Semiconductors, Lighting and Healthcare divisions, Frank Waldmann was appointed in 2007 Vice President Human Resources Philips DACH and Philips Healthcare Sales & Services DACH (Germany, Austria, Switzerland) based in Hamburg. In 2012, he joined the Giesecke & Devrient Group, a global leader in payment solutions, as Group Vice President Human Resources for “Mobile security” (mobile payment solutions). Frank Waldmann has a Business Administration degree from the Universitaet Trier in HR management and organization.

Sebastien Thierry

Mr. Sebastien Thierry has served as General Secretary and Secretary of the Board of Directors, Member of the Executive Committee at REXEL S.A. since November 2016. He has been VP, Group Legal Affairs since December 2014. From 2009 to 2014, Sébastien Thierry was General Counsel and Compliance Officer at Airbus Defense and Space CIS (Communication, Intelligence, and Security). His duties also included being Secretary of the Board. Previously, Sebastien Thierry spent a large part of his career at the Alcatel Group, where he started in 1998 as a lawyer in their Indonesian business. After returning to France in 1999, he was in charge of legal affairs for the “Segment Sol” business unit of Alcatel Space. In 2003, he moved to England to work as Senior Legal Counsel during which time he reorganized the company’s Europe Star Ltd. joint venture. At the end of December 2004, Sebastien Thierry joined Alcatel Shanghai Bell as VP Legal Affairs, based in Shanghai. Three years later, he was promoted to Southeast Asian VP for Legal Affairs for Alcatel Lucent where he was responsible for the implementation of the merger of Alcatel-Lucent and the integration project. He has a double degree in French and German law from “Universite de Paris X” and also holds a DESS (Masters equivalent) in International Business Law.

Jeff Baker

Dr. Jeff Baker serves as Chief Executive Officer and Senior Vice President of Rexel USA, Member of the Executive Committee at REXEL S.A. He has been President and CEO of Platt Electric Supply, a company based in the Pacific Northwest and California that was acquired by Rexel in 2012. Jeff Baker was previously the CEO of Poorman Douglas where he spent over 30 years. He has his Bachelors in Business from Washington State University and his Masters in Business from the University of Washington.

Joakim Forsmark

Mr. Joakim Forsmark has served as General Manager Nordics, Member of the Executive Committee at REXEL S.A. since August 2016. He joined Rexel in 2005 as General Manager of Selga and then became General Manager for Sweden in 2009. In August 2016, he was appointed Nordics General Manager. Joakim Forsmark started his professional career in 1981 at Kodak. In 1987, he joined Osram, where he held various positions in sales for more than 9 years. He joined Sylvania as General Manager Sweden in 1997 and he took in addition the role of General Manager Norway in 1999. In 2001, he became General Manager Scandinavia and was appointed VP Sales Northern Europe in 2004.

Eric Gauthier

Mr. Eric Gauthier has served as General Manager Asia-Pacific, Member of the Executive Committee at REXEL S.A. since September 2016. Prior to joining Rexel, Eric Gauthier was Vice President Asia Pacific for After Sales at Fiat Chrysler Automobiles, based in Shanghai, a position he has held since 2012. He joined Fiat in 2007 as Italian Aftermarket Director and he was promoted to Global Parts and Service Marketing Director & European Parts Sales Director in 2010. Prior to joining Fiat, he spent 7 years at Rhiag as Trade Marketing & Strategic Planning Director (2000-2005) and Automotive Division Director (2005-2007). Before then, he was Marketing Manager for Valeo Services in Italy. Eric Gauthier earned a Masters degree in Business and Economics at ESLSCA.

John Hogan

Mr. John Hogan serves as General Manager United Kingdom, Member of the Executive Committee at REXEL S.A. He joined Rexel in 2005. He has been CEO of Rexel UK since February 2013. Previously he was CEO of Newey & Eyre. Prior to joining Rexel, John was the Chief Executive of the logistics organization, DHL Express UK & Ireland.

Brian McNally

Mr. Brian F. McNally has served as Chief Executive Officer Rexel North America, Member of the Executive Committee of REXEL S.A. since August 2014. Brian McNally worked at Arrow Electronics in the USA and Europe for more than 30 years. Beginning as Managing Director Northern Europe, based in the UK, he moved on within the company to become: President of Arrow Specialty Business, President of Arrow EMEA (based in Germany), President of Global Alliance and Supply Chain, and President of North America Components. Prior to joining Rexel, Brian McNally was Senior Vice President, Marketing and Asset Global Components at Arrow Electronics. Born in 1958, Brian McNally holds an MBA from the University of Michigan – Ann Arbor and a BBA in Production Operations.

Marcus Alexanderson

Mr. Marcus Alexanderson has been Director of REXEL S.A. since May 15, 2017. Marcus Alexanderson is a partner of Cevian Capital AB, an investment advisor to Cevian Capital, an investment fund managing EUR 13 billion of assets and investing in listed European companies. He joined Cevian Capital at its founding in 2002 and is co-responsible for the investment and active shareholding businesses of Cevian. Previously, Marcus Alexanderson was an investment analyst with AB Cutos (Sweden). Marcus Alexanderson holds a Master of Science in Economics and Business Administration from the Stockholm School of Economics.

Julien Bonnel

Mr. Julien Bonnel has been Director, Employee Representative at REXEL S.A. since November 17, 2017. Julien Bonnel has been Head of the Herault division within Rexel France since 2016. He joined the Rexel Group in 2012, when he worked within the Strategy Division of the Group, and subsequently as a branch Manager in NImes. He started his career as a consultant and strategy with Estin & Co (2009 - 2012). Julien Bonnel is a graduate of the Ecole Centrale de Paris.

Thomas Farrell

Mr. Thomas Farrell has served as Independent Director of Rexel S.A. since May 22, 2014. He has previously been Independent Member of the Supervisory Board since May 16, 2012. He is also Member of the Audit and Risk Committee and Nomination Committee of the Company. During his professional career, he was also appointed as Observer (censeur) of the Supervisory Board of Rexel SA. Mr. Farrell has been with Lafarge since 1990. Prior to joining Lafarge, he was Corporate Attorney with Shearman & Sterling, working at both their New York and Paris offices. After joining Lafarge, Mr. Farrell first worked at the Paris headquarters as Vice-President of Strategy for two years. From 1992 to 2002, he managed various Lafarge operating units in France, Canada and India. In June 2002, he was appointed EVP of Lafarge North America. In September 2007, he became Lafarge Group EVP, Co-President of the Aggregates & Concrete Division, and Member of the Executive Committee. In January 2012, he became Group EVP, Operations. Mr. Farrell obtained an AB degree from the Brown University in 1978 and also received a Doctorate in Philosophy degree in Law from the Georgetown University in 1981.

Friedrich Froehlich

Dr. Friedrich Wilhelm (Fritz) Froehlich has served as Independent Director of Rexel S.A. since May 22, 2014. He is also Chairman of the Audit and Risk Committee, Member of the Appointment Committee of the Company. In addition to his duties at the Company, Dr. Froehlich serves as Member of the Supervisory Board of Allianz Nederland Groep N.V. He was first appointed to the Supervisory Board of the Company on April 4, 2007. During his professional career, he was also appointed as Chairman of the Supervisory Board of Altana A.G. and of Draka N.V., Member of the Supervisory Board of AON Jauch & Hubener Holdings GmbH, of Kempen & Co N.V. and of Gamma Holdings N.V., among others. Previously, he served as Deputy Chairman and Chief Financial Officer of AKZO Nobel from 1998 to 2004 and Member of the Executive Board in charge of fibers from 1991 to 1998. Prior to joining AKZO Nobel, he was CEO of Krupp Widia from 1984 to 1991 and CEO of Sachs Dolmar from 1976 to 1984. He began his career in working in the fields of Marketing and Economic studies. Dr. Froehlich holds a Doctorate in Economics from the Cologne University and a Masters of Business Administration degree (MBA) from the same university.

Elen Phillips

Ms. Elen Phillips has been Independent Director of REXEL S.A. since March 8, 2016. Elen Phillips was Vice-President Fuel Sales and Marketing of Shell Oil for the American continent from 2010 until retirement from the Shell group at the end of March 2016.Elen Phillips had previously occupied various executive positions within the Shell Group and in particular, she served as Vice-President in charge of the Shell International worldwide distribution network from 2004 to 2010 and Manager of the Shell Retail International distribution network from 2002 to 2004 and Chief Executive Officer in charge of network development of Shell Oil from 2000 to 2002. Elen Phillips served as Chief Executive Officer Retail Sales for the Gulf Coast region of the United States of Motiva Entreprises LLC from 1998 to 2000. Previously, she was Commercial Manager Retail for the East region of Shell Oil from 1997 to 1998. She acted as consultant within the enterprise transformation team of Shell Oil from 1995 to 1997. Elen Phillips acted as commercial manager in charge of aircraft fuels of Shell Oil Products from 1993 to 1995. She was also in charge of program development for Shell Chemical from 1991 to 1993 as well as of the strategic development of Shell International Chemical from 1988 to 1990. Elen Phillips had started her career within the Shell group in 1983, and she was in charge of business development and of product management until 1988. Elen Phillips holds a BSc in Chemistry & Business (Salford University) and a Master in Business Science (Manchester Business School).

Maria Richter

Ms. Maria C. Richter, Jr. has served as an Independent Director at Rexel S.A. since May 22, 2014. Ms. Richter began her career as an attorney for the law firm Dewey Ballantine (1980-1985) before joining The Prudential (1985-1992) where she held a number of positions and latterly as a Vice President of the firm`s investment arm providing financing to utilities and independent power companies. She joined Salomon Brothers (1992-1993) as Vice President and then joined Morgan Stanley (1993-2002) as Executive Director and Head of Independent Power and Structured Finance and later became Managing Director and Head of South America Investment Banking and Managing Director of Corporate Finance Retail. Ms. Richter has a Bachelor of Arts degree from Cornell University and a Juris Doctor degree from Georgetown University Law Center. She is Director and member of the Remuneration Committee of Bessemer Trust (United States – unlisted company); Non-executive director, member of the Audit and Risk Committee and member of the Human Resource and Compensation Committee of Anglo Gold Ashanti (South Africa – listed company); Non-executive director of Barclays International plc (United Kingdom – listed company).

Agnes Touraine

Mrs. Agnes Touraine has been Independent Director of REXEL S.A. since February 10, 2017. She is Chairman of the IFA (Institut Francais des Administrateurs). She is also the CEO and founder of Act III Consultants, a consultancy firm dedicated to digital transition. Previously, she acted as Chairman and CEO of Vivendi Universal Publishing after having spent 10 years at Groupe Lagardere and 4 years at McKinsey. She is a Director of Keesing Proximus and of the Supervisory Board of Tarkett. She previously acted as non-executive director of Cable&Wireless Plc (UK), Neopost and Darty Plc. She is also a member of the Board of various non-profit organizations such as IDATE and the French American Foundation. She is a graduate in law of Sciences-Po Paris and of Columbia University Business School (MBA).

Hendrica Verhagen

Ms. Hendrica (Herna) Verhagen has served as Independent Director at REXEL S.A. since May 22, 2014. She was previously Independent Member of the Supervisory Board further to cooptation by the Supervisory Board on November 28, 2013. Hendrica Verhagen has been Chief Executive Officer of PostNL since April 2012. Prior to this, she served as a member of the Management Board of PostNL N.V., and was Managing Director Parcels and International PostNL, as of 2011. Hendrica Verhagen joined TNT Post in 1993 as a sales manager before going on to hold a number of senior positions including Commercial Director, Coordinating Managing Director Mail NL and Managing Director Group HR of TNT N.V. Hendrica Verhagen obtained a Masters Degree in Law from the University of Nijmegen, a Masters degree in Human Resources from the Tilburg University, an International Management degree from INSEAD, a degree in Economics from the London School of Economics and an Executive MBA degree from Stanford University.

Ludovic Debailleux