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Aerojet Rocketdyne Holdings Inc (AJRD.N)

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Warren Lichtenstein

51 2016 Executive Chairman of the Board

Eileen Drake

50 2015 President, Chief Executive Officer, Director

Mark Tucker

58 2015 Chief Operating Officer

Arjun Kampani

45 2016 Vice President, General Counsel, Secretary

John Schneider

2017 Vice President - Quality & Mission Assurance

Thomas Corcoran

72 2008 Independent Director

James Henderson

59 2013 Independent Director

Lance Lord

70 2015 Independent Director

Merrill McPeak

81 2013 Independent Director

James Perry

55 2008 Independent Director

Martin Turchin

75 2008 Independent Director

Brendan King

2016 Vice President, Corporate Finance & Treasurer

Biographies

Name Description

Warren Lichtenstein

Mr. Warren G. Lichtenstein is an Executive Chairman of the Board of the Company. He served as the Chairman of the Board from March 2013 through June 2016. Mr. Lichtenstein served as the Chairman and CEO of Steel Partners Holdings GP Inc., the general partner of Steel Partners Holdings L.P., from July 15, 2009 until February 26, 2013, at which time he became the Executive Chairman. Mr. Lichtenstein has served on the board of directors of over twenty public companies. He has served as Chairman of the Board of Handy & Harman Ltd. (formerly known as WHX Corporation) (“HNH”), a NASDAQ-listed, Delaware corporation since July 2005. Mr. Lichtenstein has been associated with Steel Partners Holdings L.P. and its predecessors and affiliates since 1990. Mr. Lichtenstein served as Chairman of the Board of ModusLink, a NASDAQ company providing customized supply chain management services to the world’s leading high technology companies from March 2013 until June 2016, at which time he was appointed Executive Chairman. Mr. Lichtenstein also served as interim CEO of ModusLink from March 2016 to June 2016. Mr. Lichtenstein is qualified to serve as a director due to his expertise in corporate finance, record of success in managing private investment funds and his service as a director of, and advisor to, a diverse group of public companies.

Eileen Drake

Ms. Eileen P. Drake serves as President, Chief Executive Officer, Director of Aerojet Rocketdyne Holdings, Inc. Ms. Drake has served as CEO and President of the Company since June 2015. She served as COO of the Company from March 2015 to June 2015. Ms. Drake has served as a director of Woodward, Inc., a designer, manufacturer, and service provider of control system solutions and components for the aerospace and industrial markets, since February 2017. Ms. Drake was previously with United Technologies Corporation (“UTC”) where she served as President of Pratt & Whitney AeroPower’s auxiliary power unit and small turbojet propulsion business. She also served as Vice President of Operations and Vice President of Quality, Environmental, Health & Safety, and Achieving Competitive Excellence for UTC’s Carrier Corporation, as well as for Pratt & Whitney. Prior to joining UTC, Ms. Drake managed production operations at both the Ford Motor Company and Visteon Corporation where she was Ford’s product line manager for steering systems and plant manager of Visteon’s fuel system operation. During her military career, Ms. Drake served on active duty for seven years as a U.S. Army aviator and airfield commander of Davison Army Airfield in Fort Belvoir, Virginia. She is a distinguished military graduate of the U.S. Army Aviation Officer School. She received a Master of Business Administration from Butler University and a Bachelor of Arts from The College of New Rochelle. She also holds commercial and private pilot’s licenses in both fixed-wing and rotary-wing aircraft. Ms. Drake’s extensive experience provides the Board with significant operational expertise and an in-depth knowledge of the aerospace and defense industry.

Mark Tucker

Mr. Mark A. Tucker is Chief Operating Officer of the Company. Mr. Tucker has served as the Company’s Senior Vice President, Enterprise Operations and Engineering since October 2013. Prior to joining the Company, Mr. Tucker was employed at Northrop Grumman Corporation from November 1983 to September 2013, where he served most recently as vice president of special programs for the Aerospace Systems Sector. Mr. Tucker earned his Bachelor of Science in Aeronautical Operations from California State University, San Jose, and a Master of Business Administration from California State University, Long Beach. He is a graduate of the Executive Marketing Program at the University of California, Los Angeles, and also a graduate of the Executive Financial Analysis Program at Wharton School of Business, University of Pennsylvania.

Arjun Kampani

Mr. Arjun Lal Kampani is Vice President, General Counsel, Secretary of the Company. He was Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary, General Dynamics Land Systems, Inc. 2010 — 2016; Director & Assistant General Counsel, General Dynamics Corporation 2006 — 2009; Assistant General Counsel and Assistant Corporate Secretary, Anteon International Corporation 2004 — 2006; Attorney, Business and Finance Department, Thelen Reid & Priest, LLP 1999 — 2004.

John Schneider

Mr. John Schneider is Vice President - Quality & Mission Assurance of the Company. Mr. Schneider joined Aerojet Rocketdyne in July 1988 and has served in a variety of leadership positions over the last 28 years, most recently as site director for the Los Angeles facility since December 2013. Schneider holds a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from Georgia Institute of Technology, and serves on the board of directors for the Aerojet Rocketdyne Foundation.

Thomas Corcoran

Mr. Thomas A. Corcoran is Independent Director of the Company. Mr. Corcoran has been a Senior Advisor of The Carlyle Group, a private equity investment firm, and the President of Corcoran Enterprises, LLC, a management consulting company, since 2001. Previously Mr. Corcoran was also the President and Chief Executive Officer (“CEO”) of Gemini Air Cargo, Inc., a cargo airline owned by The Carlyle Group, from 2001 to 2004. Prior to that, Mr. Corcoran was President and CEO of Allegheny Teledyne Incorporated, a diversified business from 1999 to 2000. Prior to that, Mr. Corcoran was President and Chief Operating Officer (“COO”) of Lockheed Martin’s Electronics and Space Sectors from 1993 to 1999. Mr. Corcoran began his career in 1967 at General Electric Company in various positions. In 1990, Mr. Corcoran was elected a corporate officer and rose to the number two position in G.E. Aerospace as Vice President and General Manager of G.E. Aerospace Operations. Mr. Corcoran is a director with L3 Technologies, Inc. (and member of the Audit Committee). Mr. Corcoran was a Director with Force Protection, Inc., REMEC, Inc., United Industrial Corporation, ONPATH Technologies, Inc. (Chairman), LaBarge, Inc. (Audit Committee member), ARINC, Inc. (Audit Committee Member), Aer Lingus, Ltd. based in Dublin, Ireland and Serco, Ltd. based in Surry, UK. Mr. Corcoran serves as a director of American Ireland Fund, is on the board of trustees of Stevens Institute of Technology and is a trustee emeritus at Worcester Polytechnic Institute. Mr. Corcoran brings to the Board considerable industry knowledge gained from extensive experience as a senior executive in the aerospace industry.

James Henderson

Mr. James R. Henderson is an Independent Director of the Company. Mr. Henderson was a Managing Director and operating partner of Steel Partners LLC, a subsidiary of Steel Partners Holdings L.P., a global diversified holding company that owns and operates businesses and has significant interests in leading companies in a variety of industries, including diversified industrial products, energy, defense, banking, insurance, and food products and services, until April 2011. He was associated with Steel Partners LLC and its affiliates from August 1999 until April 2011. Mr. Henderson served as a director of DGT Holdings Corp., a manufacturer of proprietary high-voltage power conversion subsystems and components, from November 2003 until December 2011. Mr. Henderson also served as a director of SL Industries, Inc. (“SLI”), a company that designs, manufactures and markets power electronics, motion control, power protection, power quality electromagnetic and specialized communication equipment, from January 2002 to March 2010. Mr. Henderson was an Executive Vice President of SP Acquisition Holdings, Inc. (“SPAH”), a company formed for the purpose of acquiring one or more businesses or assets, from February 2007 until October 2009. He was a director of Angelica Corporation, a provider of healthcare linen management services, from August 2006 to August 2008. Mr. Henderson was a director and CEO of the predecessor entity of Steel Partners Holdings L.P., WebFinancial Corporation (“WebFinancial”), from June 2005 to April 2008, President and COO from November 2003 to April 2008, and was the Vice President of Operations from September 2000 to December 2003. He was also the CEO of WebBank, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Steel Partners Holdings L.P., from November 2004 to May 2005. He has served as the CEO of Point Blank Enterprises, Inc., the successor to the business of Point Blank, from October 2011 to September 2012.

Lance Lord

Gen. (Retd.) Lance W. Lord, USAF, is an Independent Director of the Company. He last served as Commander, Air Force Space Command (from 2002 to 2006) during which he was responsible for the development, acquisition and operation of Air Force space and missile weapon systems. He led more than 39,700 personnel who provided space and intercontinental ballistic missile combat capabilities to North American Aerospace Defense Command and U.S. Strategic Command. Gen. Lord currently serves as a member of the Board of the Sletten Construction Company, Marotta Controls Corporation, Frequency Electronics Corporation, Boneal Company and Measured Risk, LLC. Gen. Lord is the CEO and founder of L2 Aerospace, LLC (since 2010). He is the 2014 recipient of the American Astronautical Society Military Astronautics Award. He is a Senior Associate of HF GlobalNET, LLC (since 2014). He is a Senior Associate of the Four Star Group (since 2008); a member of the Iridium Corporation’s Government Advisory Board; a member of the Board of Advisors for the Challenger Learning Center in Colorado Springs, Colorado; chairman of the Board of Advisors to USO Colorado Springs; a Falcon Foundation Trustee; and President of the Association of Air Force Missileers and Executive Board member of Von’s Vision, Denver, Colorado. Gen. Lord currently serves as a member of the Audit Committee and as a member of the Organization & Compensation Committee.

Merrill McPeak

Gen. (Retd.) Merrill A. McPeak (USAF, retired) is an Independent Director of the Company. He was Chief of Staff of the U.S. Air Force and a member of the Joint Chiefs of Staff from October 1990 until October 1994. Since 1995, General McPeak has been President of McPeak and Associates, a management consulting firm that is active as an investor, advisor and director of early development stage companies. A subsidiary, Lost Wingman Press, recently published Hangar Flying; book one of a planned three-volume memoir. General McPeak has long service as a director of public companies, including Tektronix, Inc. and Trans World Airlines, Inc. He was for several years Chairman of ECC International Corp. He previously served as a director of Mosquito Consolidated Gold (Chairman, 2011-2012), Point Blank Solutions, Inc. (2008-2011), MathStar, Inc. (2005-2010), QPC Lasers (Vice Chairman, 2006-2009), and Gigabeam Corp. (2004-2009). From 2003 to 2012, General McPeak was Chairman of Ethicspoint, Inc., a Portland, Oregon-based startup that became a leading provider of risk management and compliance software-as-a-service. In February 2012, Ethicspoint was bought by a private equity firm, merged with other companies and rebranded as NAVEX Global. General McPeak remains a board member of NAVEX Global. He also currently serves as Chairman of Coast Plating, Inc., a Los Angeles-based, privately held provider of metal processing and finishing services, primarily to the aerospace industry. General McPeak received a Bachelor of Arts degree in economics from San Diego State College and a Master of Science degree in international relations from George Washington University. In 1992, San Diego State University honored General McPeak with its first ever Lifetime Achievement Award. In 1995, George Washington University gave him its Distinguished Alumni Award, the “George.” He was among the initial seven inductees to the Oregon Aviation Hall of Honor.

James Perry

Mr. James H. Perry is an Independent Director of the Company. Mr. Perry, until his retirement in 2008, served as Vice President of United Industrial Corporation, which, through its wholly-owned subsidiary AAI Corporation, designs, produces and supports aerospace and defense systems, from 1998 to 2007, as Chief Financial Officer (“CFO”) from 1995 to 2007, as Treasurer from 1994 to 2005, and as Controller from 2005 to 2007. Mr. Perry served as CFO of AAI Corporation from 2000 to 2007, as Treasurer from 2000 to 2005, and as Vice President from 1997 to 2007. Mr. Perry, a certified public accountant, held various positions in the Assurance practice of Ernst & Young LLP, a global leader in assurance, tax, transaction and advisory services, from 1987 to 1994. Mr. Perry’s qualifications which encompass his executive leadership skills in the aerospace and defense industry and experience as a certified public accountant including his tenure with a major accounting firm servicing numerous publically traded companies provides the Board with sophisticated financial expertise and oversight. Mr. Perry currently serves as Chairman of the Audit Committee and as a member of the Organization & Compensation Committee.

Martin Turchin

Mr. Martin Turchin is an Independent Director of the Company. Mr. Turchin is a non-executive Vice Chairman of CB Richard Ellis, the world’s largest real estate services company, a position he has held since 2003. Previously, Mr. Turchin served as a Vice Chairman of a subsidiary of Insignia Financial Group, a real estate brokerage, consulting and management firm from 1996 to 2003. Prior to that, Mr. Turchin was a principal and Vice Chairman of Edward S. Gordon Company, a real estate brokerage, consulting and management firm from 1985 to 1996. Mr. Turchin has been a director of Boston Properties, a real estate investment trust, for more than ten years. Mr. Turchin held various positions with Kenneth E. Laub & Company, Inc., a real estate company, where he was involved in real estate acquisition, financing, leasing and consulting from 1971 to 1985. Mr. Turchin also serves as a trustee for the Turchin Family Charitable Foundation. Mr. Turchin serves as a Manager of the Board of Managers of Easton Development Company, LLC, a subsidiary of Aerojet Rocketdyne. Mr. Turchin’s considerable experience in the real estate industry and service as a director of public companies provides the board with valuable expertise in real estate matters and experience in advising companies. Mr. Turchin currently serves as a member of the Audit Committee and as a member of the Corporate Governance & Nominating Committee.

Brendan King

Basic Compensation

Name Fiscal Year Total

Warren Lichtenstein

7,354,210

Eileen Drake

3,245,650

Mark Tucker

1,472,970

Arjun Kampani

1,683,750

John Schneider

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Thomas Corcoran

243,271

James Henderson

278,912

Lance Lord

205,693

Merrill McPeak

258,686

James Perry

282,264

Martin Turchin

251,170

Brendan King

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As Of  31 Dec 2016