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Societe BIC SA (BICP.PA)

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Pierre Vareille

60 2018 Independent Chairman of the Board

Gonzalve Bich

37 2018 Chief Executive Officer

James DiPietro

58 Executive Vice President, Group Chief Financial Officer

Alison James

49 Chief Human Resources Officer

Marie-Aimee Bich-Dufour

56 Executive Vice-President BIC Foundation & Board Secretary, President of the BIC Corporate Foundation for Education

Laurent Serano

Chief Information Officer

Tim Perman

2017 Responsible for Strategy and Business Development & Sustainable Development

Edouard Maruani

2016 Group General Counsel

Mary Fox

2018 General Manager

Sophie Palliez

External and Investor Relations Director

Thomas Brette

Responsible for Shaver

Francois Clement-Grandcourt

Responsible for Lighter

Peter Dalsberg

2017 Responsible for Stationery

Ricardo Ibarra

2016 Responsible for Latin America

Benoit Marotte

2017 Responsible for Europe, North America and Asia Pacific

Peter Van den Broeck

2016 Responsible for Middle East – Africa – India

Vincent Bedhome

52 2017 Director representing the employees

Edouard Bich

53 2006 Director - Permanent Representative of Societe M.B.D.

Francois Bich

68 2016 Director

Marie-Pauline Chandon-Moet

51 2003 Director

Mario Guevara

58 2016 Director

Marie-Henriette Poinsot

57 1997 Director

Elisabeth Bastoni

52 2013 Independent Director

John Glen

59 2008 Independent Director

Candace Matthews

59 2017 Independent Director

Biographies

Name Description

Pierre Vareille

Mr. Pierre Vareille has served as Independent Chairman of the Board of Societe BIC S.A. since May 2018. He served as Vice Chairman, Lead Independent Director of the Company between June 2, 2016 and May 2018. He was appointed Independent Director of Societe B I C SA on May 14, 2009. He is also Member of the Company's Audit Committee. Mr. Vareille also serves as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of CONSTELLIUM and FCI SA. He previously held senior management positions at Vallourec, GFI Aerospace, Faurecia, Pechiney and Wagon PLC. He graduated from Ecole Centrale de Paris and received a Bachelors degree in Political Science from Institut d'Etudes Politiques de Paris. He also holds a Bachelors degree in Finance and Economics from Sorbonne Universites. He started his career in 1982 with Vallourec, holding various positions in manufacturing, financial control, sales and strategy before being appointed CEO of several subsidiaries.

Gonzalve Bich

Mr. Gonzalve Bich has served as Chief Executive Officer of Societe BIC S.A. since May 2018. He served as Executive Vice President, Chief Operating Officer of BIC Group within the Company between January 2017 and May 2018. He was Chief Operating Officer (COO), responsible for BIC Group Consumer Business, Human Resources and I.T. as of January 2017. He started serving as Executive Vice President of Societe BIC in June 2016. He joined BIC Asia in 2003, where he developed the regional business for four years. He moved on to serve as Group People Development Director before joining the Shaver category as Group Shaver Marketing Director. From 2008 to 2012, he led the Northern European business. In 2012, he was named Deputy General Manager, responsible for Middle East, Africa, Oceania and Asia Pacific. He was promoted to General Manager, Developing Markets in mid-2013 and took the responsibility for BIC Consumer Business Categories & Latin America operations in spring 2016. Gonzalve Bich earned a Bachelor of Arts in History from Harvard University in 2001. He began his professional career as a Management Consultant for two years with Deloitte & Touche LLP in New York.

James DiPietro

Mr. James (Jim) DiPietro serves as Executive Vice President, Group Chief Financial Officer of Societe BIC S.A. Jim joined BIC in May 1998 as Senior Vice President, Finance, of BIC Corporation and was appointed Chief Financial Officer in 2002. Prior to joining BIC, Jim was Director of Finance for Bayer’s consumer pharmaceutical business in North America. He began his career as an internal auditor with Chase Manhattan Bank. He holds a bachelor’s degree in Accounting from St. John’s University and a master’s degree in Finance from Pace University, both in New York.

Alison James

Ms. Alison James serves as Chief Human Resources Officer of Societe BIC S.A. She joined BIC and the Leadership Team in 2014. Prior to BIC, Alison was Head of Human Resources for Life Technologies in San Diego and held various positions in Human Resources for several other companies, including Encore Capital Group and Gateway. She began her career at Mars Inc. where she held several different positions. Alison is American and British, and holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Management Studies and French from the University of Bradford (GB).

Marie-Aimee Bich-Dufour

Ms. Marie-Aimee Bich-Dufour serves as Executive Vice-President BIC Foundation & Board Secretary, President of the BIC Corporate Foundation for Education within Societe BIC S.A. She has been Executive Vice-President BIC Foundation & Board Secretary of the Company since March 22, 1995. Marie-Aimee Bich-Dufour is responsible for the BIC Corporation Foundation. She is Executive Vice-President of Societe BIC and Board Secretary. In 1995, Marie-Aimee joined BIC as General Counsel and became a member of the Leadership Team. In 2004, she took responsibility for BIC’s Sustainable Development program. Before joining BIC, Marie-Aimee served for 12 years as a lawyer at the Paris Bar Association. Marie-Aimee holds a master’s degree in Private Law from Universite Pantheon-Assas (Paris II) and a Professional Lawyer‘s Certificate (CAPA).

Laurent Serano

Mr. Laurent Serano serves as Chief Information Officer of Societe BIC S.A. Laurent Serano, Chief Information Officer, joined BIC and the Leadership Team in in 2016. Prior to BIC, Laurent held Chief Information Officer positions for Bureau Veritas (2008 – 2016) and Cegelec (2002 –2008). He was also a partner at Ernst & Young Canada, and held a senior information technology role at Price Waterhouse in the U.S. Laurent is French and holds an Engineering Diploma from Institut Superieur d'Electronique de Paris (ISEP).

Tim Perman

Mr. Tim Perman has served as Responsible for Strategy and Business Development & Sustainable Development of Societe BIC S.A. since July 2017. Tim Perman is responsible for Strategy and Business Development and for Sustainable Development. He was appointed to this role and became a member of the Leadership team in July 2017. Tim joined BIC in July 2017. His main responsibilities are Corporate Strategy, Business Development and Business Development – Mergers & Acquisitions. Prior to BIC, Tim held different leadership positions in Investment Banking Divisions of Citigroup and West LB in the UK and Germany, as well as PepsiCo in Central America. After his MBA he joined Bain & Company in Brazil as a Management Consultant. In 2010 Tim joined LG Electronics as a Strategy and Go-To-Market Director, again based in Brazil, and has spent the last six years working for Coca-Cola as Global Strategic Planning Director. Tim is British and have completed his degree in Law and German at the University of Bristol in England and his MBA with INSEAD in Paris and Singapore.

Edouard Maruani

Mr. Edouard Maruani has served as Group General Counsel of Societe BIC S.A. since February 2016. Edouard Maruani joined BIC in 2014 as Deputy Group General Counsel in charge of Developing Markets. He became Group General Counsel and joined the Leadership Team in 2016. Prior to joining BIC, Edouard worked in investment banking and held managerial legal positions in several multinational companies operating in the consumer electronics, food, chemical and paper industries. Edouard was posted in Asia for six years where he was head of legal for Asia-Pacific at Danone. Edouard is French and holds master’s degrees in law, accounting, finance and business administration from HEC, ESCP Europe Business Schools and Universite Pantheon-Assas (Paris II).

Mary Fox

Ms. Mary Fox has served as General Manager for North America Consumer Products of Societe BIC S.A. since 2018. Mary Fox, General Manager for North America Consumer Products, joined BIC and the leadership team in 2018. She is a seasoned global executive with more than 24 years of experience in consumer goods working in a range of functions, including Mergers and Acquisitions, eCommerce, Merchandising, Operations and Global Brand Management. Prior to joining BIC, Mary worked at L’Oreal and was responsible for eCommerce, New Business Development and Business Transformation in the U.S. She has also held several significant leadership positions at Walmart both in the US and International divisions. Mary is American and British, and holds a degree in Manufacturing, Engineering and Business Studies from Coventry University, UK.

Sophie Palliez

Thomas Brette

Mr. Thomas Alain Jean Brette serves as Responsible for Shaver of Societe BIC S.A. He joined BIC in 1999 as Cost Controller in Greece, then Finance Manager for the Shaver Category based in New York. He was appointed Finance Director for BIC Sport in 2005 and Business Unit Manager, BIC Stationery in 2007. In 2009, Thomas rejoined the Shaver category as Marketing Director and was appointed Deputy General Manager, Shavers in 2013. He joined the Leadership team in 2015 and is responsible for Shavers. Before joining BIC, Thomas held positions in the French Bank Credit Lyonnais. Thomas is French and holds a Master’s level Diploma in Accounting and Finance from the Institut National des Techniques Economiques et Comptables – Paris CNAM, France.

Francois Clement-Grandcourt

Mr. Francois Clement-Grandcourt serves as Responsible for Lighter of Societe BIC S.A. He joined BIC in 2000 as Marketing Product Manager for BIC Shavers. He moved on to BIC Lighters & Shavers in 2004 as Marketing Director Europe-Middle East and Africa, and then served as Country General Manager, BIC Eastern Europe. In 2007, he was appointed as Division Deputy General Manager for BIC Lighters. He joined the Leadership Team in 2016 and is responsible for Lighters. Before joining BIC, Francois held positions in Coca-Cola and Danone. Francois is French-Swiss and holds a Master of Business Administration degree from INSEAD.

Peter Dalsberg

Mr. Peter Dalsberg has served as Responsible for Stationery of Societe BIC S.A. since October 2017. Peter Dalsberg, responsible for the Stationery category, was appointed to his current position and became a member of the Leadership Team in October 2017. Peter joined, from Amcor, where he was responsible for Global Strategy and Business Development in the Asia Pacific region. Peter previously ran Operations for Amcor’s business in the Americas. Prior to Amcor, Peter held positions in Operations with British American Tobacco including running the Supply Chain for the Asia Pacific region and leading Western European Operations. Peter is Danish and received his Graduate Diploma in Business Administration from the Copenhagen Business School.

Ricardo Ibarra

Mr. Ricardo Ibarra has served as Responsible for Latin America of Societe BIC S.A. since 2016. He has been responsible for Latin America and a member of the Leadership team since 2016. Before joining BIC, Ricardo worked for 16 years at Mattel, most recently serving as Senior Vice President-Commercial for Mega Blocks. He also held several strategic roles at the company for different Latin American countries. Ricardo began his career at Unilever Mexico (1989–1999) where his last position was Regional Innovation Center Marketing Manager for Latin America. Ricardo is Mexican and holds a degree in Industrial Engineering from Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico (UNAM) and a Master of Business Administration from the Instituto Tecnologico Autonomo de Mexico (ITAM).

Benoit Marotte

Mr. Benoit Marotte has served as Responsible for Europe, North America and Asia Pacific of Societe BIC S.A. since 2017. He joined BIC in 2001 as Marketing Manager, Europe for the Shaver Category. He was promoted to Director, Marketing Europe in 2003 before moving to General Manager roles in the UK and France. He became Deputy General Manager, Stationery in 2007 and joined the Leadership Team in 2009 as General Manager, Stationery. Since 2017, he has been responsible for Europe, North America and Asia Pacific. Prior to joining BIC, Benoit worked for 10 years at Nestle where he held several marketing positions. Benoit started his career at Xerox in sales. Benoit is French and graduated from ESSEC Business School and Montpelier Business School.

Peter Van den Broeck

Mr. Peter Van den Broeck has served as Responsible for Middle East – Africa – India of Societe BIC S.A. since 2016. Peter Van den Broeck has been responsible for the Middle East – Africa – India regions and a member of the Leadership Team since 2016. Peter joined BIC Belgium in 1999 as Key Account Manager. In 2004, he was appointed Europe Business Account Manager and then Europe – MEA Business Account Director in 2006. He was promoted to General Manager BIC Benelux and Nordic in 2007 and then became General Manager Middle East and Africa in 2009. Prior to BIC, Peter held different sales positions at IDC, Acco-Rexel Benelux and Hetzel. Peter is Belgian and graduated from Avans Hogeschool in Antwerp.

Vincent Bedhome

Mr. Vincent Bedhome has served as Director representing the employees of Societe BIC S.A. since 2017. Member of the Compensation Committee. In the BIC Group since 1989, Vincent Bedhome is a project Manager in the Stationery category since 2003. He previously held different positions at BIC plant in Boulogne sur Mer, such as R&D engineer, industrial project Manager and production Manager. Vincent Bedhome has a chemical engineering degree from HEI Hautes Etudes d'Ingenieur and a PhD in Spectrochemistry from Universite Catholique de Lille (France).

Edouard Bich

Mr. Edouard Bich has served as Director - Permanent Representative of Societe M.B.D. within Societe BIC S.A. since May 24, 2006. He is also Member of the Company's Audit Committee. Mr. Bich spent eight years in the Finance Department of Procter & Gamble in France. He currently serves as a Member of the Supervisory Board of Digital Fashion Group SAS and a Member of the Executive Board for Europe, the Middle East and Africa at The Wharton School. He holds an MBA in Finance from Wharton University in United States.

Francois Bich

Mr. Francois Bich has served as Director of Societe BIC S.A. since March 1, 2016. He was Deputy Chief Executive Officer, Director and Member of the Management Committee of Societe BIC S.A. between December 15, 1988 and March 1, 2016. He was also General Manager for the Lighters category of the BIC Group. In addition, he was appointed President of Briquet Jetable 75 and Chairman of the Supervisory Board of Societe MBD. A Director of the Company since September 30, 1977.

Marie-Pauline Chandon-Moet

Ms. Marie-Pauline Chandon-Moet has served as Director of Societe BIC S.A. since May 28, 2003. In addition, she is Member of the Supervisory Board of M.B.D. and Chairman of Ferrand SAS (former Ferrard SASU). Ms. Chandon-Moet was Responsible for European real estate projects of BIC Group until December 31, 2010. Before this, she had been since 1991 Administration of Sales Assistant, General Administration of Sales Manager for France and then for Europe, as well as General Supply Chain Manager for Europe. Ms. Chandon-Moet has a Bachelor of Science degree from Northeastern University, Boston.

Mario Guevara

Mr. Mario Guevara has served as Director of Societe BIC S.A. since June 1, 2016. He was Chairman of the Management Committee, Chief Executive Officer and Director of Societe BIC S.A. from March 1, 2006 to June 1, 2016. Prior to his current position, he was Appointed Managing Director in charge of Operations from March 10, 2004 to February 28, 2006. Prior to this, he was Head of Northern, Central and Southern America between 2001 and March 10, 2004. He holds a number of other positions, including Chairman of BIC Chile SA and Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of BIC Corporation.

Marie-Henriette Poinsot

Ms. Marie-Henriette Poinsot has served as Director of Societe BIC S.A. since May 21, 1997. Member of the Compensation Committee, Member of the Nominations, Governance and CSR Committee. She was Director of Strategic Planning and a member of the Strategic Committee of the Options Group from 2006 to 2013. Marie-Henriette Poinsot previously worked for nine years in the BIC Group, where she held different positions including Deputy Administrative Director of SOCIETE BIC.

Elisabeth Bastoni

Ms. Elisabeth Bastoni has served as Independent Director of Societe BIC S.A. since May 15, 2013. Having lived and worked for over 18 years in France, Elizabeth Bastoni held various executive roles at KPMG, Lyonnaise des Eaux and Thales in Paris. From 2005 to 2010, she was Head of the Compensation, Benefits and International Mobility for The Coca-Cola Company in Atlanta, GA (U.S.). From February 2011 to October 2012, she was Executive Vice-President, Chief Human Resources and Communications Officer for the Carlson Group. From March 2011 to October 2012, she was a Director of the Board and Chairman of the Compensation Committee of Carlson Wagonlit Travel. She was also Director and Chairman of the Compensation Committee of The Rezidor Hotel Group from April 2011 to April 2013. She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree with a concentration in Accounting from Providence College, Providence, RI (U.S.). She also has a degree in French Civilization from Universite Paris-Sorbonne (Paris IV). She is a former student of the Ecole du Louvre. Chairman of the Compensation Committee, Chairman of the Nominations, Governance and CSR Committee.

John Glen

Mr. John Glen has served as Independent Director of Societe BIC S.A. since 2008. He is also Chairman of the Audit Committee of the Company and serves as Chief Executive Officer of Buccleuch Group. He held many positions within the Unilever Group. He also served as Chief Financial Officer and Member of the Executive Committee of Air Liquide Group as well as Vice Chairman of the Supervisory Board of European Financial Reporting Group (EFRAG). He holds a Masters degree in Accounting and Economics from the University of Edinburgh.

Candace Matthews

Ms. Candace S. Matthews has served as Independent Director of Societe BIC S.A. since 2017. Member of the Audit Committee, Member of the Nominations, Governance and CSR Committee. Since November 2014, Candace Matthews has been Region President, Americas, Amway. She was recruited by Alticor, the parent company of Amway, in December of 2007, as Chief Marketing Officer. Prior to joining Amway, she was Executive President from 2001 to 2007 of Soft Sheen-Carson (L'Oréal Group). Before that, she held different positions in Marketing at General Mills, Procter & Gamble, Bausch & Lomb and in Management at Novartis and The Coca-Cola Company, in the United States. Candace Matthews has a Bachelor of Science degree in Metallurgical Engineering from Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburg, Pennsylvania (U.S.A.) and an MBA in Marketing from Stanford University Graduate School of Business in Palo Alto, California (U.S.A.).