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Universal Corp (UVV.N)

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

George Freeman

54 2017 Chairman of the Board, President, Chief Executive Officer

David Moore

61 2008 Chief Financial Officer, Senior Vice President

Airton Hentschke

47 2015 Chief Operating Officer, Senior Vice President

Preston Wigner

48 2012 Vice President, General Counsel, Secretary

Robert Peebles

59 2011 Vice President, Controller

Candace Formacek

57 2012 Vice President, Treasurer

Theodore Broome

63 2012 Executive Vice President and Sales Director, Universal Leaf Tobacco Company, Inc.

James Huffman

55 2011 Senior Vice President - Information and Planning of Universal Leaf Tobacco Company, Inc.

John Adams

72 2003 Independent Director

Diana Cantor

59 2003 Independent Director

Lennart Freeman

66 2013 Independent Director

Thomas Johnson

67 2001 Independent Director

Michael Lawton

58 Independent Director

Eddie Moore

69 2000 Independent Director

Robert Sledd

64 2009 Independent Director

Biographies

Name Description

George Freeman

Mr. George C. Freeman, III., is Chairman of the Board, President, Chief Executive Officer of the Company. Mr. Freeman served as General Counsel and Secretary from February 1, 2001 until November 2005, and was elected Vice President in November 2005. He has been a director since November 7, 2007 and Chairman of the Board of Directors since August 5, 2008. He is Chairman of the Executive Committee and a member of the Finance Committee. Mr. G. Freeman also serves as a director of Tredegar Corporation, a manufacturer of plastic films and aluminum extrusions, since May 24, 2011. He serves on its Executive Compensation and Nominating and Governance Committees. As Chairman of the Board, Mr. G. Freeman provides the Board of Directors with strong leadership and a considerable amount of experience. In addition, as our President and Chief Executive Officer, Mr. G. Freeman is able to communicate to and inform the Board about our day-to-day operations, customer relationships, management issues and industry developments.

David Moore

Mr. David C. Moore is Chief Financial Officer, Senior Vice President of the Company. Mr. Moore served as Vice President and Chief Administrative Officer from April 2006 until September 2008, as Senior Vice President of Universal Leaf from September 2005 until April 2006, and as Managing Director of Universal Leaf International SA from April 2002 until September 2005. He has been employed with the Company since 1978.

Airton Hentschke

Mr. Airton L. Hentschke is Senior Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of the Company. Mr. Hentschke served as Executive Vice President of Universal Leaf. Tobacco Company, Incorporated ("Universal Leaf"). From November 2009 to January 2013, Mr. Hentschke served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Universal Leaf Tabacos, Limitada, the Company's operating subsidiary in Brazil. He has been employed with the Company and its affiliates since 1991.

Preston Wigner

Mr. Preston Douglas Wigner is Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary of the Company. Mr. Wigner was elected Vice President in August 2007, and General Counsel and Secretary in November 2005 and also served as Chief Compliance Officer from November 2007 until September 2012. Mr. Wigner served as Senior Counsel of Universal Leaf from November 2004 until November 2005. He has been employed with the Company since 2003.

Robert Peebles

Mr. Robert M. Peebles is Vice President and Controller of the Company. Mr. Peebles was elected Vice President and Controller in April 2011. Mr. Peebles joined the Company in September 2003 and served as Controller from that time through March 2011.

Candace Formacek

Ms. Candace C. Formacek is Vice President and Treasurer of the Company. Ms. Formacek was elected Vice President and Treasurer since April 2012. Ms. Formacek served as Treasurer of Universal Leaf from April 2011 through March 2012. She joined the Company in September 2009 and served as Assistant Treasurer of Universal Leaf from that time through March 2011.

Theodore Broome

Mr. Theodore G. Broome is Executive Vice President and Sales Director, Universal Leaf Tobacco Company, Inc., a Subsidiary of the Company. Mr. Broome was elected Executive Vice President and Sales Director, Universal Leaf, in October 2012. From April 2011 through October 2012, Mr. Broome served as Executive Vice President. From September 1998 through March 2011, Mr. Broome served as Senior Vice President-Sales. He has been employed with the Company since 1994.

James Huffman

Mr. James A. Huffman is Senior Vice President - Information and Planning of Universal Leaf Tobacco Company, Inc., a Subsidiary of the Company. Mr. Huffman was elected Senior Vice President, Information and Planning, Universal Leaf, in August 2007. From September 2003 to August 2007, Mr. Huffman served as Senior Vice President. From September 2002 to September 2003, Mr. Huffman served as Vice President and Controller. He has been employed with the Company since 1996.

John Adams

Mr. John B. Adams, Jr., is Independent Director of the Company. Mr. Adams is President, Chief Executive Officer and a director of Bowman Companies, a private land development company, positions he has held for more than five years. He has also been a director of Fauquier Bankshares, Inc., a community bank, since 2003 and has served as Chairman of its Board of Directors since January 2010. He is a member of the Audit, Executive, Finance and Pension Investment Committees and has been a director since 2003.

Diana Cantor

Mrs. Diana F. Cantor is Independent Director of the Company. Mrs. Cantor is a Partner of Alternative Investment Management, LLC, an independent privately-held investment management firm, a position she has held since January 2010. She is also the co-founder and Managing Director of Hudson James Group LLC, a strategic advisory firm, a position she held from February 2012 to December 2014. Mrs. Cantor served as a Managing Director with New York Private Bank and Trust from January 2008 through December 2009, and from 1996 to 2007 she served as a Founder and Executive Director of the Virginia College Savings Plan, an independent agency of the Commonwealth of Virginia. Since 2005, Mrs. Cantor has served on the Board of Directors of Domino's Pizza, Inc., a global pizza restaurant chain and franchise pizza delivery company (she is Chairman of its Audit Committee and a member of its Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee). She is also Vice Chairman and a Trustee of the Virginia Retirement System. Mrs. Cantor previously served as a director and member of the Audit Committee of Revlon, Inc., a global cosmetics company, from 2013 to 2015, and as a director of The Edelman Financial Group, Inc., a provider of investment advice, from 2011 to 2012, and as a director and member of the Audit Committee of Media General, Inc., a provider of news, information and entertainment from 2005 until its merger with Nexstar Broadcasting Group, Inc. to form Nexstar Media Group, Inc. in January, 2017. Mrs. Cantor is Chairman of the Finance Committee and a member of the Pension Investment Committee and the Compensation and Governance Committee and has been a director since 2012.

Lennart Freeman

Mr. Lennart R. Freeman is Independent Director of the Company. He retired as Executive Vice President of Swedish Match AB (“Swedish Match”), a global tobacco products manufacturer, in February 2011. Mr. L. Freeman worked with Swedish Match for over 30 years, serving as Executive Vice President for the six years prior to his retirement. While at Swedish Match, he successfully completed significant corporate restructurings and served in numerous executive positions within the company. He previously served as a director of the Dometic Group AB, a privately-held global provider of comfort products for the recreational vehicle, automotive and marine markets, until December 2014. Mr. L. Freeman is no relation to Mr. G. Freeman. He is a member of the Audit Committee, the Executive Committee and the Compensation and Governance Committee, and has been a director since 2013.

Thomas Johnson

Mr. Thomas H. Johnson is Independent Director of the Company. He has been Managing Partner of THJ Investments, L.P., a private investment firm, from November 2005 to the present. Since 2008, he has also served as Chief Executive Officer of Taffrail Group, LLC, a business consulting firm. Mr. Johnson retired as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Chesapeake Corporation (“Chesapeake”), a specialty packaging company, in November 2005, after which he served as Vice Chairman until April 2006. Mr. Johnson was a director and member of the Audit Committee and Compensation Committee of Tumi Holdings, Inc., a global distribution company offering travel and business products in multiple categories until their merger with Samsonite International S.A. in 2016. He was a director of Superior Essex, Inc., a manufacturer of wire and cable products, from December 7, 2005 to August 7, 2008, and Gen On Corporation, a producer of electricity, and the predecessor company, Mirant Corporation, from January 2006 until its merger with NRG Energy, Inc. in December 2012. Mr. Johnson was also a director of Coca Cola Enterprises, Inc., a marketer, produce and distributor of Coca-Cola products, from 2007 until its merger with Coca-Cola European Partners US, LLC in 2016. He is Chairman of the Compensation and Governance Committee and a member of the Executive Committee and has been a director since 2001.

Michael Lawton

Mr. Michael T. Lawton is Independent Director of the Company. He retired as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Domino’s Pizza, Inc. (“Domino’s”), a global pizza restaurant chain and franchise pizza delivery company, in August 2015. Mr. Lawton was Chief Financial Officer of Domino’s since 2010, and Executive Vice President, Supply Chain Services since October 2014. He also served as Interim Chief Information Officer from 2011 to 2012, and Executive Vice President of International from 2004 to 2011. Prior to Domino’s, Mr. Lawton held various financial and general management positions with Gerber Products Company, a subsidiary of Nestle. Mr. Lawton is a Director of La-Z-Boy, Inc., a manufacturer, importer, distributor and retailer of upholstery furniture products, since 2013 and he is Chairman of its Audit Committee and a member of its Compensation Committee. Mr. Lawton is a member of the Audit Committee and the Pension Investment Committee.

Eddie Moore

Mr. Eddie N. Moore, Jr., is Independent Director of the Company. He is the President and Chief Executive Officer of Norfolk State University, a public, historically black liberal arts university. Prior to joining Norfolk State University in September 2013, Mr. E. Moore was Interim President and then Chief Executive Officer and President of St. Paul's College, a private, historically black liberal arts college, from November 2011 to June 2012. Previously, Mr. E. Moore was the President of Virginia State University, a public research university, for more than five years. Upon retirement as President on July 1, 2010, he accepted a position as President Emeritus, a position which he continues to hold. Prior to assuming the position of President in 1993, Mr. E. Moore served as state treasurer for the Commonwealth of Virginia, heading the Department of the Treasury and serving on fifteen state boards and authorities. He is also a director of Owens & Minor, Inc., a distributor of national name-brand medical and surgical supplies and a healthcare supply chain management company since 2005. He is a member of its Audit Committee and Governance and Nominating Committee. He is the Lead Independent Director, Chairman of the Audit Committee and a member of the Finance and Pension Investment Committees and has been a director since 2000.

Robert Sledd

Mr. Robert C. Sledd is Independent Director of the Company. He is Managing Partner of Pinnacle Ventures, LLC, a venture capital firm, and Sledd Properties, LLC, an investment company. Mr. Sledd served as the Senior Economic Advisor to the former Governor of Virginia from January 2010 until January 2014, and served as Chairman of Performance Food Group Co. (“PFG”), a foodservice distribution company, from 1995 until June 2008. He served as Chief Executive Officer of PFG from 1987 to 2001 and from 2004 to 2006. He also serves on the Board of Directors of Owens & Minor, Inc., a distributor of national name-brand medical and surgical supplies and a healthcare supply chain management company, since 2007. He is Chairman of its Compensation and Benefits Committee and serves on its Executive Committee and Governance and Nominating Committee. He is also a Director of Pool Corporation, a wholesale distributor of swimming pool supplies, equipment, and related leisure products. He serves on its Audit Committee and Compensation Committee. He is Chairman of the Pension Investment Committee, a member of the Audit and Finance Committees, and has been a director since 2009.

Basic Compensation

Name Fiscal Year Total

George Freeman

3,993,660

David Moore

1,958,920

Airton Hentschke

2,132,520

Preston Wigner

1,216,400

Robert Peebles

--

Candace Formacek

--

Theodore Broome

1,282,610

James Huffman

--

John Adams

147,939

Diana Cantor

143,939

Lennart Freeman

144,939

Thomas Johnson

135,939

Michael Lawton

--

Eddie Moore

157,939

Robert Sledd

152,939
As Of  31 Mar 2017