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Vesuvius PLC (VSVS.L)

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

John McDonough

2012 Non-Executive Chairman of the Board

Patrick Andre

2017 Chief Executive Officer, Executive Director

Guy Young

2015 Chief Financial Officer, Executive Director

Patrick Bikard

2014 President - Operations

Glenn Cowie

2014 President - Foundry

Tanmay Ganguly

2014 President - Advanced Refractories

Alexander Laugier-Werth

2016 President - Digital Services

Roel Sluis

2017 President - Flow Control

Ryan Aa

2013 Chief Human Resource Officer

Alan Charnock

2015 Chief Technology Officer, Vice President

Henry Knowles

2013 General Counsel, Company Secretary

Christer Gardell

58 2012 Non-Executive Director

Hock Goh

2015 Non-Executive Independent Director

Jane Hinkley

2012 Non-Executive Independent Director

Douglas Hurt

61 2015 Senior Independent Non-Executive Director

Holly Koeppel

59 2017 Non-Executive Independent Director

Biographies

Name Description

John McDonough

Mr. John McDonough, CBE, serves as Non-Executive Chairman of the Board of Vesuvius PLC. John was group Chief Executive Offi cer of Carillion plc, the support services and construction fi rm, for 11 years until he retired in 2011. Prior to joining Carillion he spent nine years in the automotive systems division at Johnson Controls Inc., initially in the UK, before moving to become Vice President of the division’s European operations and ultimately moving to Singapore to develop the business in Asia-Pacifi c. He returned to the UK as Vice President of the integrated facilities management division for EMEA. He served as Chairman of the Remuneration Committee of Tomkins plc from 2007 to 2010. John has a strong engineering background and considerable international commercial and listed company experience, which enable him ably to lead the Vesuvius Board. John was awarded a CBE in 2011 for services to industry and is a British citizen.

Patrick Andre

Mr. Patrick Andre serves as Chief Executive Officer, Executive Director of the Company. Patrick was appointed as a Director and Chief Executive of the Company on 1 September 2017 having joined the Group as President of the Steel Flow Control business unit in February 2016. Patrick has had a long global career in the steel industry and, prior to joining the Group, served with Lhoist company, the world leader in lime production, where he held the positions of Executive Vice President Strategic Growth, CEO Europe and CEO for Asia, CIS and Africa. Prior to this he worked at ERAMET group, a global manufacturer of nickel and special alloys, where he was CEO of the Nickel division then CEO of the Manganese division. Patrick showed signifi cant drive and energy in strengthening the Flow Control business and he brings to the Board this commitment, together with his industry experience, strategic vision, constant customer focus and proven record of delivery that will enable him to lead the Group in the next stages of its development. Patrick is a French citizen.

Guy Young

Mr. Guy Young is Chief Financial Officer, Executive Director of the Company. Prior to joining the Group, from January 2011 to October 2015, he served as Chief Financial Officer of Tarmac and latterly Lafarge Tarmac, the British building materials company. Guy held a number of senior financial and business development positions at Anglo American plc from 1997 to 2010, including the position of CFO of Scaw Metals Group, the South African steel products manufacturer. Guy is qualified with the South African Institute of Chartered Accountants and brings to the Board a wealth of financial and operational insight gained through his extensive international experience in the mining and industrial sectors. Guy is a British and South African citizen.

Patrick Bikard

Glenn Cowie

Tanmay Ganguly

Alexander Laugier-Werth

Roel Sluis

Ryan Aa

Alan Charnock

Henry Knowles

Mr. Henry Knowles serves as General Counsel, Company Secretary of Vesuvius PLC. He joined Vesuvius as General Counsel and Company Secretary in September 2013. Prior to joining Vesuvius, Henry spent seven years at Hikma Pharmaceuticals PLC, a FTSE 250 generic pharmaceutical manufacturer with significant operations in the Middle East and North Africa, where he held the roles of General Counsel, Company Secretary and also led the compliance function. Henry trained and practised as a corporate lawyer with Ashurst in London and Tokyo. He graduated from Trinity College, Cambridge with a degree in Social and Political Science, and attended law school in London. Henry is based in London and is a British citizen.

Christer Gardell

Mr. Christer Gardell serves as the Non-Executive Director of Vesuvius PLC. Christer co-founded Cevian Capital in 2002, and serves as Managing Partner. Cevian Capital is a shareholder of the Company and, at 28 February 2018, held 21.11% of Vesuvius’ issued ordinary share capital. From 1996 to 2001, Christer was the Chief Executive Officer of AB Custos, the Swedish investment company. Prior to joining AB Custos he had been a partner of Nordic Capital and McKinsey & Company. He served as a Non-executive Director of AB Lindex until December 2007 and of Tieto Corporation until March 2012. Christer brings a wealth of commercial acumen to the Board through his extensive business management experience and the ability to focus and drive change. Christer is a Swedish citizen.

Hock Goh

Mr. Hock Goh serves as Non-Executive Independent Director of the Company, effective 2 April 2015. Hock has more than 30 years’ experience in the oil and gas industry, having spent 25 years with Schlumberger, the leading global oilfi eld services provider. His roles included President of Network and Infrastructure Solutions in London, President of Asia Pacifi c, and Vice President and General Manager of China. From 2005 to 2012, Hock was a Partner of Baird Capital Partners Asia, the private equity arm of the US investment bank Robert W Baird & Co. Based in China, he focused on the industrial, business services and healthcare sectors. Hock strengthens the Board through his extensive experience of the global services industry and his understanding of Asian markets. Hock is a Singaporean citizen.

Jane Hinkley

Ms. Jane Hinkley serves as Non-Executive Independent Director of Vesuvius PLC. Jane spent a large part of her executive career working at Gotaas-Larsen Shipping Corporation, the liquefi ed natural gas shipping specialist which was listed on both the London Stock Exchange and NASDAQ. She served as Chief Financial Offi cer from 1988 to 1992, and as Managing Director until 1997. In 1998, Jane was appointed Managing Director of Navion Shipping AS, a company majority owned by Statoil, the Norwegian multinational oil and gas company, a position she held until 2001. She previously was a Non-executive Director of Revus Energy ASA, a Norwegian oil exploration and production company. Jane is a Chartered Accountant and has strong experience gained in the shipping industry of working with highly international teams. Jane is a British citizen.

Douglas Hurt

Mr. Douglas Hurt serves as Senior Independent Non-Executive Director of the Company, effective May 2015 (2015 AGM). Douglas has significant financial experience, having served as Finance Director of IMI plc, the global engineering group, from 2006 to 2015. Prior to this, he held a number of senior finance and general management positions at GlaxoSmithKline plc, which he joined in 1983, previously having worked at Price Waterhouse. His career has included several years working in the US and significant experience in European businesses as Chief Financial Officer and as Operational Managing Director. Douglas is a Chartered Accountant and a highly knowledgeable corporate and operational finance professional bringing significant US and European experience as well as general management and financial leadership experience. Douglas is a British citizen.

Holly Koeppel

Ms. Holly Keller Koeppel is the Non-Executive Independent Director of the Company. Holly has more than 35 years’ global industry and financial experience, having spent the early part of her career at Columbia Gas Distribution Company and Consolidated Natural Gas Corporation in a variety of management roles which included four years based in Australia. She joined the American Electric Power Company, Inc. in 2000 and in 2006 was appointed Chief Financial Officer. In 2010, Holly joined Citi Infrastructure Investors as Co-Head, a $3.4bn fund set up to capitalise on the growing need for infrastructure around the world. In 2015, the fund was renamed Gateway and transitioned to Corsair Infrastructure Management, LP (CIM), part of Corsair Capital. Holly retired as Head of CIM in January 2017 and continued as a Senior Advisor and a Non-executive Director on CIM’s four portfolio companies until June 2017. From 2012 to 2015, Holly was a Director of Integrys Energy Group, Inc., and a Director of Reynolds American Inc. from 2008 to 2017. Holly brings extensive global industry, fi nancial and management experience to the Board. Holly is an American citizen.