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Associated British Foods PLC (ABF.L)

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Charles Sinclair

69 2009 Non-Executive Chairman of the Board

George Weston

53 2005 Chief Executive, Executive Director

John Bason

60 1999 Finance Director, Executive Director

Paul Lister

52 Company Secretary

Emma Adamo

54 2011 Non-Executive Director

Wolfhart Hauser

67 2015 Non-Executive Director

Ruth Cairnie

63 2014 Non-Executive Independent Director

Timothy Clarke

60 2007 Senior Independent Non-Executive Director

Javier Ferran

61 2006 Independent Non-Executive Director

Michael McLintock

56 2017 Non-Executive Independent Director

Richard Reid

61 2016 Non-Executive Independent Director

Biographies

Name Description

Charles Sinclair

Mr. Charles Sinclair serves as Non-Executive Chairman of the Board of Associated British Foods PLC. He was appointed a non-executive director in October 2008 and as Chairman in April 2009. With wide business experience of both the UK and overseas, his executive career was latterly with Daily Mail and General Trust plc, where he was chief executive from 1989 until he retired from that role and the board in September 2008.

George Weston

Mr. George G. Weston serves as Chief Executive, Executive Director of Associated British Foods PLC. He was appointed to the board in 1999 and took up his current appointment as Chief Executive in April 2005. In his former roles at Associated British Foods, he was Managing Director of Westmill Foods, Allied Bakeries and George Weston Foods Limited (Australia). He is a non-executive director of Wittington Investments Limited and a trustee of the Garfield Weston Foundation.

John Bason

Mr. John George Bason serves as Finance Director, Executive Director of Associated British Foods PLC. He was appointed as Finance Director in May 1999. He has extensive international business experience and an in-depth knowledge of the industry. He was previously the finance director of Bunzl plc and is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales. He is a non-executive director of Compass Group PLC, a trustee of Voluntary Service Overseas and chairman of the charity FareShare.

Paul Lister

Emma Adamo

Mrs. Emma Adamo serves as Non-Executive Director of Associated British Foods PLC. She was appointed as a director in December 2011. She was educated at Stanford University and INSEAD in France. She is a director of Wittington Investments Limited, and of the W. Garfield Weston Foundation in Canada.

Wolfhart Hauser

Dr. Wolfhart G. Hauser serves as Non-Executive Director of the Company. He was appointed a director in January 2015. Starting his career with various research activities, he went on to establish and lead a broad range of successful international service industry businesses. He was chief executive of Intertek Group plc for ten years until he retired from that role and the board in May 2015. He was previously chief executive officer and president of TÜV Süddeutschland AG for four years and chief executive officer of TÜV Product Services for ten years. He is chairman of FirstGroup plc and senior independent director of RELX Group plc and its listed parent companies RELX PLC and RELX NV.

Ruth Cairnie

Ms. Ruth Cairnie serves as Non-Executive Independent Director of the Company. She was appointed a director in May 2014. She has extensive overseas experience including international marketing and supply chain. Ruth was formerly Executive Vice President Strategy & Planning at Royal Dutch Shell Plc. This role followed a number of senior international roles within Shell, including Vice President of their Global Commercial Fuels business. She is a physicist by qualification. She is a non-executive director of Rolls-Royce Holdings plc.

Timothy Clarke

Mr. Timothy Clarke serves as Senior Independent Non-Executive Director of Associated British Foods PLC. He was appointed a director in November 2004 and has been Senior Independent Director since December 2007. Tim has extensive experience of retailing. Until 2009, he was chief executive of Mitchells & Butlers plc, following its demerger from Six Continents PLC where he also held the position of chief executive. Previously he had been a partner of Panmure Gordon & Co before joining Bass PLC in 1990. He is chairman of Birmingham Airport. He is also a non-executive director of two pub and brewing companies, Hall & Woodhouse Limited, and Timothy Taylor & Company Limited, and of Triple Point VCT 2011 PLC.

Javier Ferran

Mr. Javier Ferran serves as Independent Non-Executive Director of Associated British Foods PLC. He was appointed a director in November 2006. He spent the earlier part of his career with Bacardi Group, where latterly he served as president and chief executive officer. He has in-depth knowledge of consumer brands on an international basis and in international financing. He is a partner at Lion Capital LLP, a Londonbased private equity firm. He is also chairman of Diageo plc and a non-executive director of Coca-Cola European Partners plc.

Michael McLintock

Mr. Michael George Alexander McLintock serves as Non-Executive Independent Director of the company. Michael was appointed a director in November 2017. He has in-depth knowledge of the financial sector and proven experience of growing businesses. Michael retired as chief executive of M&G in 2016 having joined the company in 1992 and been appointed chief executive in 1997. In 1999 he oversaw the sale of M&G to Prudential plc where he served as an executive director from 2000 until 2016. Previously he held roles in investment management at Morgan Grenfell and in corporate finance at Barings. He is a trustee of the Grosvenor Estate, a non-executive director of Grosvenor Group Limited, a member of the MCC’s Finance Committee, a special advisor to Neptune Investment Management and member of The Takeover Appeal Board.

Richard Reid

Mr. Richard Reid serves as Non-Executive Independent Director of the Company. He was formerly a partner at KPMG LLP, having joined the firm in 1980. From 2008, he served as London Chairman at KPMG until he retired from that role and KPMG in September 2015. Previously, Richard was KPMG's UK chairman of the High Growth Markets Group and chairman of the firm's Consumer and Industrial Markets group. He is chairman of National Heart and Lung Institute Foundation and senior advisor to Bank of China UK.

Basic Compensation

Name Fiscal Year Total

Charles Sinclair

405,000

George Weston

4,855,000

John Bason

3,302,000

Paul Lister

--

Emma Adamo

74,000

Wolfhart Hauser

74,000

Ruth Cairnie

74,000

Timothy Clarke

65,000

Javier Ferran

74,000

Michael McLintock

--

Richard Reid

94,000
As Of  16 Sep 2017