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Ardagh Group SA (ARD.N)

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Paul Coulson

64 Chairman of the Board

Ian Curley

54 2016 Chief Executive Officer, Director

David Matthews

53 2014 Chief Financial Officer, Director

Johan Gorter

57 Chief Executive Officer - Glass Europe, and Director

John Riordan

58 2014 President - Glass North America, and Director

David Wall

47 2011 Chief Executive Officer - Metal Packaging, and Director

Brendan Dowling

69 Director

Houghton Fry

71 Director

Wolfgang Baertz

76 Non-Executive Director

Gerald Moloney

59 2016 Non-Executive Director

Hermanus Troskie

46 Non-Executive Director

Edward White

70 Non-Executive Director

Biographies

Name Description

Paul Coulson

Mr. Paul Coulson is Chairman of the Board of the company. He graduated from Trinity College Dublin with a business degree in 1973. He spent five years with Price Waterhouse in London and Dublin and qualified as a Chartered Accountant in 1978. He then established his own accounting firm before setting up Yeoman International in 1980 and developing it into a significant leasing and structured finance business. In 1998 he became Chairman of the Group and initiated the transformation of Ardagh from a small, single plant operation into a leading global packaging company. Over the last 30 years he has been involved in the creation and development of a number of businesses apart from Yeoman and Ardagh. These include Fanad Fisheries, a leading Irish salmon farming company, and Sterile Technologies. Prior to its sale to Stericycle, Inc. in 2006, Sterile Technologies had been developed into the leading medical waste management company in the United Kingdom and Ireland.

Ian Curley

Mr. Ian James Curley is Chief Executive Officer, Director of the company. He joined as Group Chief Executive Officer Designate in June 2016 and became Group Chief Executive Officer in September 2016. Prior to joining the Group, Mr. Curley was Group Chief Financial Officer of Smurfit Kappa Group plc from 2000 until March 2016, prior to which he served as Chief Financial Officer of Smurfit Europe. He is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Management Accountants (Ireland).

David Matthews

Mr. David Matthews is Chief Financial Officer, Director of the company since March 2014. He was appointed to the Board of Directors of ARD Holdings S.A. in May 2014. Prior to joining Ardagh, Mr. Matthews held various senior finance positions at DS Smith plc and Bunzl plc. Mr. Matthews qualified as a Chartered Accountant in 1989 with Price Waterhouse in London and holds an Engineering degree from the University of Southampton.

Johan Gorter

Mr. Johan Gorter is Chief Executive Officer - Glass Europe, and Director of the company. He joined the Group in 2007. Prior to joining the Group, he joined PLM in 1998 as a Plant Director for the Dongen glass plant. He was then appointed Managing Director Benelux in 2001 at (Rexam), Divisional Operations Director in 2005 (Rexam) and Group Director Continuous Improvement in 2007 (Ardagh). His previous background was in aluminum production process and assembly, where he held several management positions with three companies and his last position before joining the glass industry was as General Manager in the Czech Republic. Mr. Gorter holds a Masters in Industrial Engineering from the University of Eindhoven. He joined the Board in 2016.

John Riordan

Mr. John Riordan is President - Glass North America, and Director of the company since March 2014. He having previously been Chief Finance Officer of the Group since 1999. He holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree from University College Cork and is a Fellow of The Institute of Chartered Accountants in Ireland. He qualified as a Chartered Accountant in 1985, having completed a training contract with Price Waterhouse. He held a number of financial management roles in the engineering, pharmaceutical and medical devices industries before joining Ardagh.

David Wall

Mr. David Wall is Chief Executive Officer - Metal Packaging, and Director of the company since April 2011. Mr. Wall joined Ardagh in November 2008 as CEO of the Engineering division. Since then he has also held the role of Group Head of Integration. Mr. Wall qualified as a chartered accountant with Price Waterhouse and also holds an MBS from UCD Smurfit Business School, Dublin, Ireland and a BA in Economics from University College Dublin. Mr. Wall is a board member of EMPAC, the European Metal Packaging Association.

Brendan Dowling

Mr. Brendan Dowling is Director of the company. He has been a director of the Group since 1998. He holds graduate degrees in economics from University College Dublin and Yale University. He was Economic Advisor to the Minister for Foreign Affairs in Dublin before joining Davy Stockbrokers in 1979 as Chief Economist and later partner. He is a former member of the Committee of the Irish Stock Exchange and the Industrial Development Authority of Ireland. Prior to joining Yeoman International Group in 1995, he was Executive Chairman of Protos Stockbrokers in Helsinki, Finland.

Houghton Fry

Mr. Houghton Fry is Director of the company. He qualified as a solicitor in 1967 with William Fry, Solicitors in Dublin, Ireland having obtained an LLB law degree from Trinity College, Dublin University, Ireland. He became a Partner in the firm in 1970 and, in 1986, Chairman and Senior Partner. He specialized in international corporate and financial law and had extensive transaction experience in many different jurisdictions. He retired from legal practice in 2004 and has been an executive director of the Group since that time.

Wolfgang Baertz

Mr. Wolfgang Andreas Baertz is Non-Executive Director of the company. He was President of the Executive Committee of Dresdner Bank Luxembourg from 1997 until his retirement in 2003, having been Managing Director from 1982 to 1997. Mr. Baertz previously served with Commerzbank AG Düsseldorf and has been a director of the Group since December 2002.

Gerald Moloney

Mr. Gerald Moloney is Non-Executive Director of the company. He joined the Board 2016, having served for many years on the boards of Yeoman International Group Limited and Yeoman Capital S.A. He holds a law degree from University College Cork and qualified as a solicitor in 1981. He worked for a period in European law in Brussels and has many years' experience working in the areas of commercial law and commercial litigation. He is managing partner of the commercial and litigation law firm, G.J. Moloney, with offices in Dublin and Cork, Ireland.

Hermanus Troskie

Mr. Hermanus Roelof Willem Troskie is Non-Executive Director of the company. He is the Managing Director, Private Clients at Maitland, a global advisory and administration firm with over $280 billion in assets under administration. He has extensive experience in the areas of international corporate structuring, cross-border financing and capital markets, with a particular interest in integrated structuring for entrepreneurs and their businesses. Mr. Troskie is a director of companies within the Yeoman group of companies, and other private and public companies. He qualified as a South African Attorney in 1997, and as a Solicitor of the Senior Courts of England and Wales in 2001. Mr. Troskie is based in Luxembourg.

Edward White

Mr. Edward C. White is Non-Executive Director of the company. He has been an Executive Professor of Finance in the Mays Business School at Texas A&M University since 2014. He was formerly a Senior Vice President and the Chief Financial Officer of Owens-Illinois, Inc. (NYSE:OI) for seven years until his retirement in 2012. During his 38-year career with O-I, he worked in a variety of management roles across finance, manufacturing and marketing. His international experiences included senior management positions as an expatriate in Finland, Poland, France and Switzerland. Mr. White holds a Masters in Business Administration from the University of Hawaii and a Bachelors in Business Administration from Indiana University. He joined the Board in 2017.