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United Natural Foods Inc (UNFI.OQ)

UNFI.OQ on NASDAQ Stock Exchange Global Select Market

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15 Dec 2017
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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Steven Spinner

57 2016 Chairman of the Board, President, Chief Executive Officer

Michael Zechmeister

50 2015 Chief Financial Officer

Paul Green

54 2016 President, Pacific Region

John Hummel

46 2016 President, Central Region

Christopher Testa

47 2016 President, Atlantic Region

Sean Griffin

58 2014 Chief Operating Officer

Danielle Benedict

45 2017 Chief Human Resource Officer

Joseph Traficanti

66 2009 Senior Vice President, Chief Compliance Officer, General Counsel, Corporate Secretary

Craig Smith

59 2016 Senior Vice President - Fresh Sales

Eric Dorne

57 2016 Chief Administrative Officer, Chief Information Officer

James Heffernan

71 2015 Lead Independent Director

Michael Funk

63 2016 Director

Eric Artz

49 2015 Independent Director

Ann Bates

59 2013 Independent Director

Denise Clark

59 2013 Independent Director

Daphne Dufresne

45 2016 Independent Director

Peter Roy

61 2007 Independent Director

Biographies

Name Description

Steven Spinner

Mr. Steven L. Spinner serves as Chairman of the Board, President, Chief Executive Officer of the Company, since December 2016. Mr. Spinner also served as our Interim President of the Eastern Region from September 2010 to December 2010. Prior to joining the Company in September 2008, Mr. Spinner served as a director and as Chief Executive Officer of Performance Food Group Company ("PFG") from October 2006 to May 2008, when PFG was acquired by affiliates of The Blackstone Group and Wellspring Capital Management. Mr. Spinner previously had served as PFG's President and Chief Operating Officer beginning in May 2005. Mr. Spinner served as PFG's Senior Vice President and Chief Executive Officer—Broadline Division from February 2002 to May 2005 and as PFG's Broadline Division President from August 2001 to February 2002. Mr. Spinner has served as a Director of ArcBest Corporation since July 2011 and as its Lead Independent Director since April 2016.

Michael Zechmeister

Mr. Michael P. Zechmeister serves as Chief Financial Officer of the Company. Mr. Zechmeister, previously served as Senior Vice President from September 2015 to October 2015. Prior to joining us, Mr. Zechmeister served in a variety of senior finance roles over a span of 25 years with General Mills, Inc., including most recently as Vice President, Finance at Yoplait USA from 2012 to September 2015. In addition, Mr. Zechmeister was Vice President and Treasurer from 2010 to 2012, Vice President, Finance US Retail Sales from 2007 to 2010 and Vice President, Finance, Pillsbury Division from 2005 to 2007.

Paul Green

Mr. Paul S. Green serves as President, Pacific Region of the company. Mr. Green previously served as our Senior Vice President, Operations from June 2014 to August 2016 and Vice President, Operations from May 2010 to June 2014. Prior to joining us, Mr. Green was Vice President of Sales for PFG-Springfield, MA from 2008 until 2010 and Vice President of Operations for PFG-Springfield, MA from 2005 until 2008. Mr. Green held various other leadership positions in his ten years at PFG. He began his career with Fleming Foods and held several positions over 16 years.

John Hummel

Mr. John M. Hummel serves as President, Central Region of the company. Mr. Hummel previously served as our Vice President of Distribution, Central Region, from May 2013 until July 2016. Prior to joining us, he was Corporate Vice President of Operations for Reinhart FoodService, LLC, a division of Reyes Holdings, LLC, from 2005 until 2013. In his 24 years at Reinhart, he held other key divisional leadership roles, including Director of Physical Distribution for their largest location in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. He began his career with Walter's Food Service, Inc., in 1987 and has held various leadership positions in other large scale foodservice distribution organizations such as PepsiCo Food Systems/AmeriServe and Institution Food House.

Christopher Testa

Mr. Christopher P. Testa serves as President, Atlantic Region of the company. Mr. Testa previously served as President, Woodstock Farms Manufacturing from September 2012 to August 2016 and President, Blue Marble Brands from August 2009 until August 2016. Prior to joining us, Mr. Testa served as Vice President of Marketing for Cadbury Schweppes Americas Beverages from August 2002 to May 2005 and as CEO of Wild Waters, Inc. from May 2005 to August 2009.

Sean Griffin

Mr. Sean F. Griffin serves as Chief Operating Officer of United Natural Foods Inc. Mr. Griffin previously served as our Senior Vice President, Group President from June 2012 to September 2014 and as our Senior Vice President, National Distribution from January 2010 to June 2012. Prior to joining us, Mr. Griffin was East Region Broadline President of PFG. Previously he served as President of PFG in Springfield, MA from 2003 until 2008. He began his career with Sysco Corporation in 1986 and has held various leadership positions in the foodservice distribution industry with U.S. Foodservice, Alliant Foodservice and Sysco Corporation.

Danielle Benedict

Ms. Danielle Benedict serves as Chief Human Resource Officer of the Company. Ms. Benedict previously served as our Senior Vice President Human Resources from May 2016 to September 2017 and as our National Vice President, Human Resources from August 2014 to May 2016 and Director Compensation & Benefits from April 2013 to August 2014. Prior to joining us, Ms. Benedict was Vice President Human Resources & Leadership Development at Clean Harbors Environmental Services from 2007 to 2013. She began her career with Dunkin Brands, Inc. in 1999.

Joseph Traficanti

Mr. Joseph J. Traficanti serves as Senior Vice President, Chief Compliance Officer, General Counsel, Corporate Secretary of the Company, since April 2009. Prior to joining us, Mr. Traficanti served as Senior Vice President, General Counsel, Chief Compliance Officer and Corporate Secretary of PFG from November 2004 until April 2009.

Craig Smith

Mr. Craig H. Smith serves as Senior Vice President - Fresh Sales of the company. Mr. Smith previously served as our Senior Vice President, National Sales and Service from September 2013 to July 2016. Prior to that, Mr. Smith served as our President of the Eastern Region from December 2010 to August 2013. Prior to joining us, Mr. Smith was Atlantic Region President of U.S. Foodservice, a leading broadline foodservice distributor of national, private label, and signature brand items in the United States from May 2008 to December 2010. In his 17 years at U.S. Foodservice, Mr. Smith held various executive positions including Senior Vice President Street Sales, North Region Zone President, Detroit Market President and Boston Market President. Prior to U.S. Foodservice, Mr. Smith held several positions at foodservice industry manufacturer and distributor Rykoff-Sexton, Inc. from 1982 until 1993.

Eric Dorne

Mr. Eric A. Dorne serves as Chief Administrative, Chief Information Officer of the company. Mr. Dorne previously served as our Senior Vice President, Chief Information Officer from September 2011 to September 2016. Prior to joining us, Mr. Dorne was Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer for The Great Atlantic & Pacific Tea Company, Inc., the parent company of the A&P, Pathmark, SuperFresh, Food Emporium and Waldbaum's supermarket chains located in the Eastern United States from January 2011 to August 2011, and Vice President and Chief Information Officer from August 2005 to January 2011. In his more than 30 years at The Great Atlantic & Pacific Tea Company, Mr. Dorne held various executive positions including Vice President of Enterprise IT Application Management and Development, Vice President of Store Operations Systems and Director of Retail Support Services.

James Heffernan

Mr. James P. Heffernan serves as Lead Independent Director of the company. Mr. Heffernan has served as a Director of Command Security Corp. since October 2010 and as a Director of Jason Industries, Inc. since August 2013. Mr. Heffernan previously served as Vice Chairman and Trustee of the New York Racing Association from November 1998 until 2012, a member of the Board of Directors of Solutia, Inc. from February 2008 until July 2012, and a member of the Board of Directors of Columbia Gas System, Inc. from January 1993 until November 2000.

Michael Funk

Mr. Michael S. Funk is Director of the Company. He has been a member of the Board since February 1996 and served as Chair of the Board from January 2003 to December 2003, and again from September 2008 to December 2016. Mr. Funk served as our President and Chief Executive Officer from October 2005 to September 2008. Mr. Funk also served as Vice Chair of the Board from February 1996 until December 2002, as our Chief Executive Officer from December 1999 until December 2002 and as our President from October 1996 until December 1999. From its inception in July 1976 until April 2001, Mr. Funk served as President of Mountain People's Warehouse, Inc., now known as United Natural Foods West, Inc., one of our wholly-owned subsidiaries.

Eric Artz

Mr. Eric F. Artz CPA serves as Independent Director of the Company. Mr. Artz has served as Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of Recreational Equipment, Inc. ("REI") since August 2014. In addition to this role, Mr. Artz also served as Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer of REI from May 2012 to December 2015. Prior to REI, Mr. Artz served as Chief Financial Officer for Urban Outfitters, Inc. from February 2010 to April 2012. From August 1992 until January 2010, Mr. Artz served in various positions of increasing responsibility at VF Corporation.

Ann Bates

Ms. Ann Torre Bates serves as an Independent Director of the Company since October 2013. Ms. Bates serves as the chair of the Audit Committee and is a member of the Compensation Committee. Ms. Bates has served as a member of the board of Ares Capital Corporation since 2010, and held a directorship at Allied Capital Corporation until it was acquired by Ares Capital Corporation in 2010. Ms. Bates also serves as director or trustee of 17 investment companies in the Franklin Templeton Group of mutual funds. Ms. Bates was a strategic and financial consultant from 1997 to 2012. From 1995 to 1997, Ms. Bates served as Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer of NHP, Inc., a national real estate services firm. Ms. Bates previously served as a member of the board of directors of Navient Corporation from April 2014 to August 2016 and she served on the board of directors of Navient's predecessor, SLM Corporation from 1997 to 2014.

Denise Clark

Ms. Denise M. Clark serves as Independent Director of United Natural Foods Inc., since February 2013. Ms. Clark is a member of the Audit Committee and Nominating and Governance Committee. Ms. Clark served as Senior Vice President and Global Chief Information Officer for The Estée Lauder Companies Inc. from November 2012 until her retirement in March 2017. Prior to that role, Ms. Clark served as Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer for Hasbro Inc. from October 2007 to November 2012. Ms. Clark also served at Mattel, Inc., where she was Global Chief Technology Officer and later Chief Information Officer for the Fisher Price brand between January 2000 and February 2007. Ms. Clark's previous experience includes two other consumer goods companies, Warner Music Group, formerly a division of Time Warner Inc., and Apple Inc. Ms. Clark has over 20 years of experience in the delivery of enterprise resource planning, digital platforms, and innovative business transformation initiatives.

Daphne Dufresne

Ms. Daphne J. Dufresne is Independent Director of the Company. Ms. Dufresne is a member of the Audit Committee and Nominating and Governance Committee. Ms. Dufresne has been a Managing Partner of GenNx360 Capital Partners since January 2017. Ms. Dufresne was previously a Managing Director of RLJ Equity Partners, a private equity fund, from December 2005 to June 2016. Ms. Dufresne participated in building the RLJ investment team, raising capital to fund its operations, and constructing a partnership with The Carlyle Group, a global private equity firm. Prior to that role, Ms. Dufresne was a Venture Partner during 2005 with Parish Capital Advisors, an investment fund for emerging and experienced institutional investors and a Principal from 1999 to 2005 at Weston Presidio Capital, a private equity organization. She also served as Associate Director in 1997 in the Bank of Scotland’s Structured Finance Group. Ms. Dufresne has been a director of Condor Hospitality Trust, Inc. since June 2015.

Peter Roy

Mr. Peter A. Roy serves as Independent Director of the company. He has served as a member of the Board since June 2007. Mr. Roy serves as Chair of the Nominating and Governance Committee. Mr. Roy is an entrepreneur and since 1999 has been a strategic advisor to North Castle Partners. In connection with his role as a strategic advisor to North Castle Partners, Mr. Roy served on the boards of Avalon Natural Products, Inc. and Naked Juice Company. From 1993 to 1998, Mr. Roy served as President of Whole Foods Market, Inc. and, for five years prior to that, served as President of that company's West Coast Region.

Basic Compensation

Name Fiscal Year Total

Steven Spinner

13,996,700

Michael Zechmeister

3,972,220

Paul Green

2,190,140

John Hummel

--

Christopher Testa

--

Sean Griffin

4,119,200

Danielle Benedict

--

Joseph Traficanti

1,181,260

Craig Smith

1,048,870

Eric Dorne

2,222,080

James Heffernan

322,000

Michael Funk

499,100

Eric Artz

218,000

Ann Bates

261,000

Denise Clark

237,555

Daphne Dufresne

260,000

Peter Roy

226,000
As Of  29 Jul 2017