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Tyson Foods Inc (TSN.N)

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

John Tyson

64 2011 Executive Chairman of the Board

Thomas Hayes

52 2016 President, Chief Executive Officer, Director

Stewart Glendinning

52 2018 Chief Financial Officer, Executive Vice President

Sally Grimes

46 2017 Group President - Prepared Foods

Doug Ramsey

48 2017 Group President - Poultry

Stephen Stouffer

57 2013 President - Fresh Meats

Noel White

59 2017 Group President - Fresh Meats/International

Mary Oleksiuk

55 2014 Chief Human Resource Officer, Executive Vice President

Curt Calaway

44 2012 Senior Vice President, Chief Accounting Officer, Controller

Scott Rouse

54 2017 Chief Customer Officer

Gaurdie Banister

60 2014 Lead Independent Director

Dean Banks

44 2017 Independent Director

Mike Beebe

71 2015 Independent Director

Mikel Durham

54 2015 Independent Director

Kevin McNamara

61 2007 Independent Director

Cheryl Miller

45 2016 Independent Director

Jeffrey Schomburger

55 2016 Independent Director

Robert Thurber

70 2009 Independent Director

Barbara Tyson

68 2015 Independent Director

Biographies

Name Description

John Tyson

Mr. John H. Tyson serves as Executive Chairman of the Board of Tyson Foods Inc. Mr. Tyson has been a member of the Board since 1984, has served as Chairman since 1998, and served as Chief Executive Officer from 2001 until 2006. Mr. Tyson has devoted his professional career to the Company and brings extensive understanding of the Company, its operations and the protein and food processing industries to the Board. Through his leadership experience gained as a former Chief Executive Officer of the Company. Mr. Tyson provides the Board with critical insight into the Company’s business. In addition, Mr. Tyson, through his association with the TLP, has a substantial personal interest in the Company.

Thomas Hayes

Mr. Thomas P. Hayes serves as President, Chief Executive Officer, Director of the Company since December 31, 2016. He is President of the Company, having been appointed to that position in June 2016. Mr. Hayes also will become Chief Executive Officer effective December 31, 2016. Mr. Hayes has been a member of the Board since November 2016. Prior to his appointment as President, he served as Chief Commercial Officer since June 2015, prior to which he served as President, Foodservice since 2014. Prior to this appointment, Mr. Hayes served as Chief Supply Chain Officer for The Hillshire Brands Company (formerly the Sara Lee Corporation) since 2009. The Company acquired The Hillshire Brands Company in 2014.

Stewart Glendinning

Mr. Stewart T. Glendinning J.D., is appointed as Chief Financial Officer, Executive Vice President of the company effective February 10, 2018. He has served as President and Chief Executive Officer of the Molson Coors International business unit of Molson Coors Brewing Company (NYSE: TAP; TSX: TPX), one of the world's largest brewers, since October 2016. Prior to his current appointment, Mr. Glendinning has served in various other roles at Molson Coors Brewing Company since 2005, including as President and Chief Executive Officer of Molson Coors Canada from January 2013 to October 2016, President and Chief Executive Officer of Molson Coors UK from June 2012 to January 2013, Chief Financial Officer for Molson Coors Brewing Company from July 2008 to June 2012, and Chief Financial Officer for Coors Brewers Limited (now known as Molson Coors UK) from 2005 to July 2008. Mr. Glendinning also served with various organizations within the U.S. Naval Reserve. Mr. Glendinning has served as a director of The North West Company Inc. (TSX: NWC) since November 2014.

Sally Grimes

Ms. Sally Grimes serves as Group President - Prepared Foods of Tyson Foods, Inc. Ms. Grimes was appointed Group President, Prepared Foods in August 2017, after serving as President, North American Retail since February 2017, Chief Global Growth Officer and President International since October 2016, President, International and Chief Global Growth Officer since August 2016, and Chief Global Growth Officer since June 2015 following her appointment as President and Global Growth Officer in 2014. Ms. Grimes previously served as Senior Vice President, Chief Innovation Officer and President, Gourmet Food Group of Hillshire Brands since 2012. Hillshire Brands was acquired by the Company in 2014.

Doug Ramsey

Mr. Doug Ramsey serves as Group President - Poultry of the company. He was appointed Group President, Poultry in August 2017, after serving as President Poultry since March 2017. Mr. Ramsey previously served as Senior Vice President Big Bird/Fowl since 2014, and Senior Vice President and GM Value since 2011. Mr. Ramsey was initially employed by the Company in 1992.

Stephen Stouffer

Mr. Stephen R. Stouffer serves as President, Fresh Meats of Tyson Foods Inc. Mr. Stouffer was appointed President, Fresh Meats in 2013, after serving as Senior Vice President, Beef Margin Management since 2012, prior to which he served as Vice President, Ground Beef, Trim and Variety Meats Sales since 2009, and Director, Ground Beef, Trim and Carcass Sales since 2006. Mr. Stouffer was initially employed by IBP, inc. in 1982.

Noel White

Mr. Noel W. White serves as Group President - Fresh Meats/International of Tyson Foods Inc. Mr. White was appointed Group President, Fresh Meats/International in August 2017, after serving as President, Poultry since 2013, after serving as Senior Group Vice President, Fresh Meats since 2009. Mr. White was initially employed by IBP, inc. in 1983.

Mary Oleksiuk

Ms. Mary Oleksiuk serves as Chief Human Resource Officer, Executive Vice President of Tyson Foods, Inc. Ms. Oleksiuk previously served as Senior Vice President, Chief Human Resources Officer for Hillshire Brands since 2012. Prior to joining Hillshire Brands, Ms. Oleksiuk served as Chief Human Resources Officer and Senior Vice President for Discover Financial Services from 2011 to 2012. From 2010 to 2011, she served as Senior Vice President, Global Human Resources with Alberto Culver Company and as Vice President, Global Human Resources with Alberto Culver Company from 2007 to 2010.

Curt Calaway

Mr. Curt T. Calaway serves as Senior Vice President, Chief Accounting Officer, Controller of Tyson Foods, Inc. He was appointed Senior Vice President, Controller and Chief Accounting Officer in 2012, after serving as Vice President, Audit and Compliance since 2008, prior to which he served as the Company's Senior Director of Financial Reporting. Mr. Calaway was initially employed by the Company in 2006.

Scott Rouse

Mr. Scott Rouse serves as Chief Customer Officer of the company. He was appointed Chief Customer Officer in September 2014, after serving as Senior Vice President Customer Development since 2006. Mr. Rouse was initially employed by the Company in 2004.

Gaurdie Banister

Mr. Gaurdie E. Banister Jr., serves as Lead Independent Director of Tyson Foods, Inc. He is currently retired, was the President and Chief Executive Officer of Aera Energy LLC, a $5 billion oil and gas producer jointly owned by Shell and ExxonMobil, from 2007 until his retirement in 2015. Prior to joining Aera Energy, Mr. Banister held a number of management positions with Shell where he had responsibility for, among other things, strategic planning and mergers and acquisitions. Mr. Banister also serves on the board of Marathon Oil Corporation. Mr. Banister has been a member of the Board since 2011.

Dean Banks

Mr. Dean Banks serves as Independent Director of the company. Mr. Banks is a senior executive at X, an Alphabet Inc. company, where he leads the development of emerging technology projects. He has been in that role since 2016, prior to which he was a managing partner and the interim CEO at SEED Ventures since 2015. Previously, in 2014 he served as a consultant to Cleveland Clinic Innovations and as the CEO of Occelerator. Prior to those roles, at OrthoHelix (acquired by Tornier, Inc.) he was the SVP of Business Development and Strategic Marketing from 2011 to 2012 and, from 2012 through 2013 at Tornier, the Vice President of Product Excellence. Mr. Banks serves on the board of Vergent Bioscience, which develops molecular imaging probes for life science research and development. He formerly served on the board of Connective Orthopaedics and as Chairman of Stratifund, Inc, an online crowdfunding educational platform. Mr. Banks has been a member of the Board since November 2017.

Mike Beebe

Gov. Mike D. Beebe serves as Independent Director of the Company. He currently serves as a member of the Governors’ Council of the Bipartisan Policy Center (“BPC”) in Washington, D.C. Prior to joining the BPC, he served as the Governor of the State of Arkansas from 2007 to 2015. Prior to the governorship, he served as the state’s Attorney General from 2003 to 2007, prior to which he served as a state senator for 20 years. Mr. Beebe also serves on the board of Home BancShares, Inc. Mr. Beebe has been a member of the Board since 2015.

Mikel Durham

Ms. Mikel A. Durham serves as Independent Director of the Company. She has served as Chief Executive Officer of American Seafoods Group, a private organization that harvests and markets a diverse array of seafood products and develops innovative new products for human and animal nutrition and cosmetic and other industrial applications, since January 2017. She previously served as the Chief Commercial Officer of CSM Bakery Solutions LLC (“CSM”), a global bakery supply manufacturer from 2014 to 2016. Prior to joining CSM, Ms. Durham held a number of management positions with PepsiCo, Inc. between 2009 and 2014, finally serving as Global Growth Officer for PepsiCo Foodservice. Ms. Durham has been a member of the Board since 2015.

Kevin McNamara

Mr. Kevin M. McNamara serves as Independent Director of Tyson Foods Inc. He Chief Executive Officer for CenseoHealth, a nationwide leader in physician in-home health assessments and is the founding principal of McNamara Family Ventures, a family investment office providing venture and growth capital to health care companies. He also served as an operating partner in Health Evolution Partners, a healthcare focused private equity firm, from April 2013 through October 2014, and in that capacity served on the board of directors of Optimal Radiology Partners. He also served as the Chairman of Agilum Healthcare Intelligence, a healthcare business intelligence company, from 2011 to 2015. He previously served as the Vice Chairman of Leon Medical Centers, a healthcare provider for Medicare patients in Miami-Dade County, Florida, from 2010 to 2011. From 2005 to 2009 he was Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer of HealthSpring, Inc., a managed care company. Mr. McNamara also serves on the board of Luminex Corporation. Mr. McNamara has been a member of the Board since 2007. Mr. McNamara’s financial expertise and professional experience are critical to the Board, the Audit Committee and the Compensation and Leadership Development Committee. His experience overseeing financial reporting processes, internal accounting and financial controls, as well as managing independent auditor engagements, qualifies him as an “audit committee financial expert” within the meaning of the regulations of the SEC.

Cheryl Miller

Ms. Cheryl S. Miller serves as Independent Director of the Company. She is Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer for AutoNation, Inc., a publicly-traded automotive retailer with major metropolitan franchises and e-commerce operations. She has served in this position since 2014, prior to which she served as Treasurer and Vice President of Investor Relations since 2010 in which she was responsible all aspects of treasury, investor relations and risk management. Prior to this position, Ms. Miller served as Vice President and Treasurer for JM Family Enterprises, a diversified automotive company, and ION Media Networks. Ms. Miller has been a member of the Board since December 2016. Her experience overseeing financial reporting processes, internal accounting and financial controls, as well as managing independent auditor engagements, qualifies her as an “audit committee financial expert” within the meaning of the regulations of the SEC.

Jeffrey Schomburger

Mr. Jeffrey K. Schomburger serves as Independent Director of the Company. Mr. Schomburger is Global Sales Officer, Customer Business Development, for The Procter & Gamble Company (P&G). He has held numerous leadership positions with P&G since joining the company in 1984, including President of the global Walmart team from 2005 to 2015. He began his career with P&G as a sales representative and held positions of increasing responsibility in the company’s paper products business. He progressed to the company’s customer marketing organization, managing various assignments in western Europe before returning to the United States to manage P&G’s Walmart team in 2005. Mr. Schomburger has been a member of the Board since December 2016.

Robert Thurber

Mr. Robert C. Thurber serves as Independent Director of Tyson Foods, Inc. He currently retired, served as Vice President of purchasing from 1987 to 2007 for Sysco Corporation, which markets and distributes food products to restaurants, healthcare and educational facilities, lodging establishments, and other foodservice and hospitality businesses. Mr. Thurber has been a member of the Board since 2009. Mr. Thurber’s experience at a leading marketer and distributor of food products to the foodservice industry is particularly relevant given the Company’s position as a leading supplier of high quality protein and other food products to the foodservice industry.

Barbara Tyson

Ms. Barbara A. Tyson serves as Independent Director of Tyson Foods Inc. She served as Vice President of the Company until 2002, after which she became a consultant to the Company through 2011. Ms. Tyson has been a member of the Board since 1988. Through her years of experience as both an officer and director of the Company, Ms. Tyson developed an understanding of the Company and its operations, which allows her to assist the Board in its development of the Company’s long-term strategy. Ms. Tyson, as the sole income beneficiary of the BT 2015 Fund, also has a substantial personal interest in the Company.

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