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American Railcar Industries Inc (ARII.OQ)

ARII.OQ on NASDAQ Stock Exchange Global Select Market

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

SungHwan Cho

43 2014 Chairman of the Board

Jeffrey Hollister

48 2014 President, Chief Executive Officer

Luke Williams

38 2017 Chief Financial Officer, Senior Vice President, Treasurer

Yevgeny Fundler

47 2014 Senior Vice President, General Counsel, Secretary

John O'Bryan

2017 Senior Vice President, Chief Commercial Officer

Patricia Agnello

61 2017 Director

Jonathan Frates

34 2016 Director

Michael Nevin

33 2017 Director

Harold First

80 2007 Independent Director

James Laisure

65 2006 Independent Director

James Pontious

78 2006 Independent Director

Biographies

Name Description

SungHwan Cho

Mr. SungHwan Cho serves as Chairman of the Board of American Railcar Industries, Inc. Mr. Cho has served as Chief Financial Officer of Icahn Enterprises G.P., Inc. since March 2012. Prior to this time, he was Senior Vice President and previously Portfolio Company Associate at IELP since October 2006. From 2004 to 2006, Mr. Cho served as Director of Finance for Atari, Inc., a publisher of interactive entertainment products. From 1999 to 2002, he served as Director of Corporate Development and Director of Product Development at Talk America, a telecommunications provider to small business and residential customers. From 1996 to 1999, Mr. Cho was an investment banker at Salomon Smith Barney in New York and Tokyo. Mr. Cho has been a director of: Icahn Enterprises G.P. Inc, the general partner of Icahn Enterprises L.P, since September 2012, CVR Energy and CVR GP, LLC, the general partner of CVR Partners LP, a fertilizer company, since May 2012; Federal-Mogul since May 2012; XO Holdings since August 2011; American Railcar Industries since June 2011; Take-Two Interactive Software since April 2010; WestPoint Home since January 2008; PSC Metals since December 2006; and Viskase Companies since November 2006. Mr. Cho received a B.S. in Computer Science from Stanford University and an MBA from New York University, Stern School of Business.

Jeffrey Hollister

Mr. Jeffrey S. Hollister serves as President, Chief Executive Officer of American Railcar Industries, Inc. Mr. Hollister has over 23 years of experience in operations and financial management. He has been with the Company since December 2005 and has served in various senior financial and operations roles. Most recently, he has overseen the Company’s railcar manufacturing group, which includes the Marmaduke and Paragould railcar assembly plants as well as component/sub-assembly plants. Prior to that, Mr. Hollister had various financial and accounting management roles within the Company. Prior to joining ARI, Mr. Hollister spent 16 years in various financial, operations and management roles at Douglas Quikut Divisions, The Scott Fetzer Company, Inc., a company that manufactures a wide variety of retail and industrial products. Mr. Hollister has a B.S. in Accounting and an MBA from Arkansas State University.

Luke Williams

Mr. Luke M. Williams is Chief Financial Officer, Senior Vice President, Treasurer of the Company. Mr. Williams has served the Company as Interim Senior Vice President, Interim Chief Financial Officer and Interim Treasurer since January 1, 2016. Mr. Williams has been with the Company since June 2006 and served as Vice President Finance and Chief Accounting Officer from March 2015 to December 2015; Director of Financial Reporting from June 2008 to March 2015 and Manager of Financial Reporting from June 2006 to June 2008. In these roles, Mr. Williams has overseen or been responsible for various matters including financing/treasury functions, financial planning and analysis, investor relations, SEC reporting and compliance, plant accounting operations and other accounting matters. Prior to joining the Company, Mr. Williams was employed by Ernst & Young LLP, an international accounting firm, where he held various audit roles over a period of five years. Mr. Williams holds an M.S. and B.S. in Accounting from the University of Illinois and is a Certified Public Accountant.

Yevgeny Fundler

Mr. Yevgeny Fundler serves as Senior Vice President, General Counsel, Secretary of American Railcar Industries, Inc. Mr. Fundler joined ARI as our Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary in March 2014. In March 2014, he also assumed the role of General Counsel with ARL. He served as General Counsel of WestPoint Home from November 2009 until February 2014. From March 2010 to February 2014, he also served as a Vice President of WestPoint Home. In addition, since March 2010, he has consulted for Insight Portfolio Group as its general counsel. From September 2006 through February 2010, Mr. Fundler served as Assistant General Counsel of IELP. From March 2000 to September 2006, Mr. Fundler served as Counsel with Icahn Associates and affiliates. With respect to each aforementioned company, Mr. Carl Icahn, directly or indirectly, either (i) controls, or at such time controlled, such company or (ii) has, or at such time had, an interest in such company through the ownership of securities. Prior to Icahn Associates, Mr. Fundler worked for Gordon Altman Weitzen Shalov & Wein, representing interests of various corporate and institutional clients in a broad range of corporate, mergers and acquisitions and other transactions, including certain transactions of Mr. Carl Icahn and his affiliates. Prior to joining the corporate group at Gordon Altman Weitzen Shalov & Wein, Mr. Fundler had his own practice in Silicon Valley and San Francisco, with an emphasis on representing start-up entrepreneurs. Mr. Fundler received a B.A. in International Business in 1993 from San Diego State University and a J.D. in 1996 from the University of California, San Francisco, Hastings College of Law.

John O'Bryan

Mr. John R. O'Bryan is a Senior Vice President, Chief Commercial Officer of the company.

Patricia Agnello

Ms. Patricia Anne Agnello is Director of the company. She has been the Chief Human Resources Officer & Employment Counsel for Insight Portfolio Group LLC (Insight Portfolio Group), an entity affiliated with Carl C. Icahn, our principal beneficial stockholder through Icahn Enterprises L.P., since May 2007. In this capacity, Ms. Agnello provides human resources advice to the Company and other companies with which Mr. Icahn has a relationship. Prior to joining Insight Portfolio Group, Ms. Agnello held senior human resources positions at Integro Insurance Brokers, North Fork Bank, Marsh & McLennan Companies, Inc., PriceWaterhouseCoopers, and the Exxon Corporation. Ms. Agnello has been a director of: Icahn Automotive Group LLC, an automotive parts installer, retailer and distributor, since 2017; and PSC Metals, Inc., a metal recycling company, since 2012. Icahn Automotive Group and PSC Metals are each indirectly controlled by Carl C. Icahn. Ms. Agnello received a J.D. from St. John’s University School of Law, an MBA in Human Resources Management from Adelphi University, and a BA in Liberal Arts from Marymount Manhattan College.

Jonathan Frates

Mr. Jonathan Frates serves as Director of the Company. He has been a Portfolio Company Associate at Icahn Enterprises L.P. (“IELP”), a diversified holding company engaged in a variety of businesses, including investment, automotive, energy, gaming, railcar, food packaging, metals, mining, real estate and home fashion, since November 2015. Prior to joining Icahn Enterprises, Mr. Frates served as a Senior Business Analyst at First Acceptance Corp. and as an Associate at its holding company, Diamond A Ford Corp. Mr. Frates began his career as an Investment Banking Analyst at Wachovia Securities LLC. Mr. Frates has also served as a director of: Viskase Companies, Inc., a meat casing company, since March 2016; CVR Energy, Inc., a diversified holding company primarily engaged in petroleum refining and nitrogen fertilizer production, since March 2016; and CVR Refining, LP, an independent downstream energy limited partnership, since March 2016. Viskase Companies, CVR Energy and CVR Refining are each indirectly controlled by Mr. Carl C. Icahn, our principal beneficial shareholder through IELP. Mr. Frates received a BBA from Southern Methodist University and an MBA from Columbia Business School.

Michael Nevin

Mr. Michael Nevin is Director of the Company. Mr. Nevin has been employed as a Financial Analyst at IELP (a diversified holding company engaged in a variety of businesses, including investment, automotive, energy, gaming, railcar, food packaging, metals, mining, real estate and home fashion) since July 2015. Mr. Nevin is responsible for analyzing and monitoring portfolio companies for IELP. Prior to that time, Mr. Nevin was employed by Jefferies LLC as a Research Analyst from April 2014 to July 2015 covering the utilities sector. Mr. Nevin was also employed by JP Morgan Investment Bank in various roles from March 2009 to April 2015. Mr. Nevin has been a director of: Conduent Incorporated, a provider of business process outsourcing services, since December 2016; Ferrous Resources Limited, an iron ore mining company with operations in Brazil, since December 2016; and Federal-Mogul Holdings LLC (formerly known as Federal-Mogul Holdings Corporation), a supplier of automotive powertrain and safety components, since February 2016. Ferrous Resources and Federal-Mogul are each indirectly controlled by Carl C. Icahn. Mr. Icahn also has non-controlling interests in Conduent through the ownership of securities. Mr. Nevin received his B.S. from Drexel University.

Harold First

Mr. Harold First serves as Independent Director of American Railcar Industries, Inc., since January 2007. Mr. First has been an independent financial consultant since January 1993.Since November 2007, Mr. First has been a director of Lexington Realty Trust, a New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) traded real estate investment trust that merged with Newkirk Realty Trust, Inc. (Newkirk), another NYSE traded real estate investment trust on December 31, 2006.Mr First was a director of Newkirk from March 2006. Mr. First had been a director of WestPoint Home from November 2005 to December 2011, XO Holdings from April 2010 to July 2011, GB Holdings from January 2006 to December 2006, and PANACO Inc., an oil and gas-drilling firm, from September 1997 to December 2003. Mr. First is a Certified Public Accountant and holds a B.S. from Brooklyn College.

James Laisure

Mr. James Michael Laisure serves as Independent Director of American Railcar Industries, Inc., since January 2006. Mr. Laisure has served, and continues to serve, as chief executive officer of Fluid Routing Solutions (FRS) since 2007. Mr. Laisure served from December 2006 through July 2007 as president of Delco Remy, Inc., a manufacturer of starters, alternators and rotating electrics for the automotive, commercial vehicle and off-highway markets. Since May 2005, Mr. Laisure has been consulting as an independent contractor for the automotive and industrial manufacturing space. Prior to this, he spent 32 years in various corporate accounting, sales, engineering and operational positions with Dana Corporation (Dana), a publicly held corporation that designs, manufactures and supplies vehicle components and technology, and its predecessors. Mr. Laisure served as president of Dana’s Automotive Systems Group from March 2004 to May 2005. From December 2001 to February 2004, Mr. Laisure served as president of Dana’s engine and fluid management group and, from December 1999 to November 2001, he served as president of Dana’s fluid management group. In addition, he served on the board of directors of various Dana Corporation joint ventures, including joint ventures in Germany, Indonesia, Mexico and Turkey. Mr. Laisure served as director of finance of P.T. Spicer Indonesia, a manufacturer of axles and driveshafts, from 1982 to 1984. He served as accountant, internal auditor and controller at Perfect Circle, a manufacturer of automotive engine components, from 1973 to 1981. Also, Mr. Laisure has been a director of Federal-Mogul since February 2008. Mr. Laisure received a B.A. in Accounting from Ball State University and an M.B.A. from Miami (Ohio) University, and has completed the Harvard University Advanced Management Program.

James Pontious

Mr. James C. Pontious serves as Independent Director of American Railcar Industries, Inc., since January 2006. Since May 2005, Mr. Pontious has been a railroad industry consultant in the areas of business development, acquisition and investment for various clients focused on the railroad industry, including Wabtec Corporation (Wabtec), a public company that supplies air brakes and other equipment for locomotives, freight cars and passenger transit vehicles. Mr. Pontious served Wabtec as vice president of special projects for business development from January 2003 to April 2005 and as vice president of sales and marketing from April 1990 to January 2003. He also served as vice president of sales and marketing at New York Air Brake Company, a unit of General Signal Corporation, from 1977 to 1990 and was a trustee/director of the Watertown Savings Bank from 1979 to 1990. Prior to this, Mr. Pontious served the Pullman-Standard division of Pullman, Inc., a freight and passenger railcar manufacturer, from 1961 to 1977 in various management positions in the areas of sales, marketing and operations. Mr. Pontious has served as a director of the Intermodal Transportation Institute at the University of Denver and as chairman of the Passenger Transportation Committee of the Railway Progress Institute in Washington DC. Mr. Pontious holds a B.B.A. from the University of Minnesota.

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