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Highwoods Properties Inc (HIW.N)

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

O. Temple Sloan

78 1994 Independent Chairman of the Board

Edward Fritsch

59 2004 President, Chief Executive Officer, Director

Mark Mulhern

57 2016 Chief Financial Officer, Executive Vice President

Theodore Klinck

51 2015 Chief Operating and Investment Officer, Executive Vice President

Jeffrey Miller

46 2015 Executive Vice President, General Counsel, Secretary

Anne Lloyd

55 2018 Director

Charles Anderson

56 2014 Independent Director

Gene Anderson

71 2012 Independent Director

Carlos Evans

65 2015 Independent Director

David Hartzell

61 2009 Independent Director

Sherry Kellett

72 2005 Independent Director

Brendan Maiorana

2017 VP - Finance and Investor Relations

Biographies

Name Description

O. Temple Sloan

Mr. O. Temple Sloan, Jr., is an Independent Chairman of the Board of Directors of Highwoods Properties, Inc. He served as chair of General Parts International, Inc. from its founding in 1961 until its sale to Advance Auto Parts, Inc. in January 2014. He is a founder of Trail Creek Investments, Inc. and a director of IMC Corporation, private investment firms. Mr. Sloan is not a director of any other publicly-traded company. The board recommends a vote FOR Mr. Sloan given his expertise in real estate, finance, capital markets and strategic transactions, experience as founder, chief executive officer and board chair of one of the largest privately-owned companies in the U.S., knowledge of our operations resulting from serving as a director of our company and its predecessors for more than 30 years and experience serving on the boards of other publicly-traded companies.

Edward Fritsch

Mr. Edward J. Fritsch is a President, Chief Executive Officer, Director of the Company. He became our chief executive officer and chair of our investment committee in July 2004 and our president in December 2003. Prior to that, Mr. Fritsch was our chief operating officer from January 1998 to July 2004 and was a vice president and secretary from June 1994 to January 1998. Mr. Fritsch joined our predecessor in 1982 and was a partner of that entity at the time of our initial public offering in June 1994. Mr. Fritsch is a director and member of the audit and compensation committees of one other publicly-traded company, National Retail Properties, Inc. (NYSE:NNN), a triple net retail REIT. Mr. Fritsch is immediate past chair of the National Association of Real Estate Investment Trusts (NAREIT) and currently serves on its executive board and chairs its governance committee. Mr. Fritsch is also a member of Wells Fargo's central region advisory board, a member of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Foundation board, a director of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Real Estate Holdings and a member of the Dix Park Conservancy board. The board recommends a vote FOR Mr. Fritsch given his strategic leadership skills, experience in acquiring, developing, selling and operating real estate assets and role as our chief executive officer.

Mark Mulhern

Mr. Mark F. Mulhern Chief Financial Officer, Executive Vice President of the Company. He became chief financial officer in September 2014. Prior to that, Mr. Mulhern was a director of the Company since January 2012. Mr. Mulhern served as executive vice president and chief financial officer of Exco Resources, Inc. (NYSE:XCO), an oil and gas exploration and production company, from 2013 until September 2014. Mr. Mulhern served as senior vice president and chief financial officer of Progress Energy, Inc. (NYSE:PGN) from 2008 until its merger with Duke Energy Corporation (NYSE:DUK) in July 2012. Mr. Mulhern first joined Progress Energy in 1996 and served in a number of financial and strategic roles. He also spent eight years at Price Waterhouse. Mr. Mulhern currently serves as a director of Azure Midstream Partners, a publicly-traded energy company (NYSE:AZUR), McKim and Creed, a private engineering services firm and Triangle Capital Corporation (NYSE:TCAP), a leading provider of capital to lower middle market companies. Mr. Mulhern is a certified public accountant, a certified management accountant and a certified internal auditor.

Theodore Klinck

Mr. Theodore J. Klinck is a Chief Operating, Investment Officer, Executive Vice President of the Company. He became executive vice president and chief operating and investment officer in September 2015. Prior to that, Mr. Klinck was our senior vice president and chief investment officer since March 2012. Before joining us, Mr. Klinck served as principal and chief investment officer with Goddard Investment Group, a privately owned real estate investment firm. Previously, Mr. Klinck had been a managing director at Morgan Stanley Real Estate.

Jeffrey Miller

Mr. Jeffrey Douglas Miller is a Senior Vice President, General Counsel, Secretary of the company. Prior to joining us in March 2007, Mr. Miller was a partner with DLA Piper US, LLP, where he practiced since 2005. Previously, Mr. Miller had been a partner with Alston & Bird LLP. Mr. Miller is admitted to practice in North Carolina. Mr. Miller served as lead independent director of Hatteras Financial Corp., a publicly-traded mortgage REIT (NYSE:HTS), prior to its merger with Annaly Capital Management, Inc. (NYSE:NLY) in July 2016.

Anne Lloyd

Ms. Anne H. Lloyd is Director of the Company. Ms. Lloyd served as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Martin Marietta Materials, Inc. (NYSE:MLM) from June 2005 until her retirement in August 2017. She joined Martin Marietta in 1998 as Vice President and Controller and was promoted to Chief Accounting Officer in 1999. Ms. Lloyd is a director, chair of the audit committee and member of the corporate governance and nominating committee of Terra Nitrogen Company, L.P. (NYSE:TNH), a global leader in nitrogen fertilizer manufacturing and distribution. She holds a B.S. in Business Administration from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and is a certified public accountant.

Charles Anderson

Mr. Charles A. Anderson is an Independent Director of the Company. He co-founded Bandera Ventures, a private real estate development and investment firm, in 2003. Prior to founding Bandera Ventures, Mr. Anderson was with the Trammell Crow Company for 16 years, where he was senior executive director, responsible for the development and investment group for the western United States. He also served on Trammell Crow’s executive and operating committees. Mr. Anderson is a director and member of the compensation and nominating and corporate governance committees of one other publicly-traded company, Triumph Bancorp, Inc. (NASDAQ:TBK), a financial holding company. Mr. Anderson also serves on the board of directors of The Cooper Institute and is active in the Watermark Community Church. The board recommends a vote FOR Mr. Anderson given his expertise in acquiring, developing and operating real estate assets and contacts throughout the real estate industry.

Gene Anderson

Mr. Gene H. Anderson is an Independent Director of the Company. He served as regional manager of our Atlanta and Triad operations until his retirement in June 2009. He is managing principal of G.H. Anderson & Company, a private investment firm. Before joining Highwoods, Mr. Anderson was president of Anderson Properties, Inc., a private real estate development company. Mr. Anderson is a past president of the Georgia chapter of the National Association of Industrial and Office Properties and is a past national board member of the National Association of Industrial and Office Properties. Mr. Anderson is not a director of any other publicly-traded company. The board recommends a vote FOR Mr. Anderson given his expertise in acquiring, developing and operating real estate assets and contacts throughout the real estate industry and business community.

Carlos Evans

Mr. Carlos E. Evans is an Independent Director of the Company. He retired from Wells Fargo Bank in May 2014, where he served as executive vice president, group head of the eastern division of Wells Fargo commercial banking, had responsibility for the bank’s government and institutional banking group and served on Wells Fargo’s management committee. Mr. Evans joined First Union National Bank in 2000 as the wholesale banking executive for the commercial segment prior to its merger with Wachovia Corporation in 2001. From 2006 until Wachovia’s merger with Wells Fargo in 2009, Mr. Evans was the wholesale banking executive and an executive vice president for the Wachovia general banking group. Mr. Evans is a director and member of the compensation committee of one other publicly-traded company, Sykes Enterprises, Incorporated (NASDAQ:SYKE), a global business process outsourcing company. Mr. Evans is chairman emeritus of the board of the Spoleto Festival USA and chairman of the board of the Medical University of South Carolina Foundation. He is also on the board of Queens University of Charlotte. The board recommends a vote FOR Mr. Evans given his expertise in finance, capital markets and strategic transactions and experience as an executive officer of a major financial institution.

David Hartzell

Dr. David John Hartzell Ph.D., is an Independent Director of Highwoods Properties, Inc. He is the Steven D. Bell and Leonard W. Wood Distinguished Professor in Real Estate at the University of North Carolina Kenan-Flagler Business School. Prior to joining the University of North Carolina in 1988, Dr. Hartzell was a vice president at Salomon Brothers Inc., a research associate for The Urban Institute and a financial economist for the U.S. Office of the Comptroller of Currency. He is a former president of the American Real Estate and Urban Economics Association. Dr. Hartzell is not a director of any other publicly-traded company. The board recommends a vote FOR Dr. Hartzell given his expertise related to real estate portfolios, real estate finance and mortgage-backed securities and experience in real estate investment banking.

Sherry Kellett

Ms. Sherry A. Kellett is an Independent Director of Highwoods Properties, Inc. She is a certified public accountant and served as senior executive vice president and corporate controller of BB&T Corporation from 1995 until her retirement in August 2003. Ms. Kellett previously served as corporate controller of Southern National Corporation. Ms. Kellett previously held several positions at Arthur Andersen & Co. Ms. Kellett is a director and member of the audit, compensation and ethics, nominating and corporate governance committees of one other publicly-traded company, Medical Properties Trust, Inc. (NYSE:MPW), a health care REIT. Ms. Kellett also serves as a director of MidCountry Financial Corp., a private financial services holding company based in Macon, GA. The board recommends a vote FOR Ms. Kellett given her experience leading the accounting department of a major financial institution, background as a certified public accountant, experience serving on the boards of a financial services company and another publicly-traded REIT and risk assessment and financial reporting expertise.

Brendan Maiorana

Basic Compensation

Name Fiscal Year Total

O. Temple Sloan

170,166

Edward Fritsch

4,402,680

Mark Mulhern

1,883,380

Theodore Klinck

1,998,200

Jeffrey Miller

1,295,590

Anne Lloyd

--

Charles Anderson

147,841

Gene Anderson

150,166

Carlos Evans

146,374

David Hartzell

150,166

Sherry Kellett

155,166

Brendan Maiorana

--
As Of  31 Dec 2016

Options Compensation

Name Options Value

O. Temple Sloan

0 0

Edward Fritsch

1,056,350 6,973,790

Mark Mulhern

12,124 115,840

Theodore Klinck

20,432 202,535

Jeffrey Miller

15,958 159,068

Anne Lloyd

0 0

Charles Anderson

0 0

Gene Anderson

344,639 2,995,925

Carlos Evans

0 0

David Hartzell

0 0

Sherry Kellett

0 0

Brendan Maiorana

0 0