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Johnson Outdoors Inc (JOUT.OQ)

JOUT.OQ on NASDAQ Stock Exchange Global Select Market

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Helen Johnson-Leipold

60 1999 Chairman of the Board, Chief Executive Officer

Thomas Pyle

75 1997 Independent Vice Chairman of the Board

David Johnson

54 2005 Chief Financial Officer, Vice President

Katherine Button Bell

58 2014 Independent Director

John Fahey

65 2001 Independent Director

Edward Lang

54 2006 Independent Director

Terry London

67 1999 Independent Director

Richard Sheahan

61 2014 Independent Director

Edward Stevens

48 2016 Independent Director

Biographies

Name Description

Helen Johnson-Leipold

Ms. Helen P. Johnson-Leipold is Chairman of the Board, Chief Executive Officer of the Company. She is Chairman and Director of Johnson Bank and Johnson Financial Group, Inc., Director of S.C. Johnson, a global manufacturer of household consumer products. Chairman of The Johnson Foundation at Wingspread and its Board of Trustees. These experiences, along with 15 years in various executive positions at S.C. Johnson & Son, Inc. and 8 years at Foote, Cone & Belding Advertising, have provided Ms. Johnson-Leipold with extensive leadership and management experience; including, strategic planning, marketing, new product development, market research, operations, manufacturing, corporate communication, corporate transactions, international business, as well as a deep knowledge of the Company’s industry, businesses and strategic evolution, all of which led to the determination that she is particularly qualified to serve as a director.

Thomas Pyle

Mr. Thomas F. Pyle is Independent Vice Chairman of the Board of the Company. He is financial services and investments firm, since 1996. Non-Executive Chairman of Uniek, Inc. since 1998. Director of Sub Zero Wolf, Inc. Emeritus Trustee, Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation, Trustee, University Research Park, Inc. and Trustee, Morgridge Institute for Research. These experiences, together with Mr. Pyle’s previous experience as Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer, and principal owner of Rayovac Corporation (a manufacturer of batteries and lighting products), provide Mr. Pyle with an extensive background in corporate transactions, international business, operations and manufacturing, financial matters, strategic planning, enterprise risk management and brand marketing, all of which led to the conclusion that he should serve as a director.

David Johnson

Mr. David W. Johnson is Chief Financial Officer, Vice President of the company. From July 2005 to November 2005, Mr. Johnson served as Interim Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer of the Company. From December 2001 to July 2005, he served as Director of Operations Analysis of the Company. Prior to joining the Company, Mr. Johnson was employed by Procter & Gamble in a series of finance positions with increasing responsibility. In July, 2016, Mr. Johnson was appointed to the Board of Directors of Twin Disc, Inc. and was also appointed to serve on the following three committees of the Board of Directors of Twin Disc, Inc.: (1) the Audit Committee, (2) the Nomination and Governance Committee, and (3) the Finance and Risk Management Committee.

Katherine Button Bell

Ms. Katherine Button Bell is an Independent Director of the Company. She is Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer of Emerson Electric Co. since 1999. In 2016, she was appointed to Emerson’s Office of the Chief Executive. Director and member of the Compensation Committee of Sally Beauty Holdings since 2013. Director of the Board of Business Marketing Association since 2010, Chairwoman for 2013 to 2014, and Vice Chairwoman from 2012 to 2013. Director of the American Marketing Association Inc. since 2010. Serves on the Foundation Board of St. Louis Children’s Hospital and as Trustee of the St. Louis Art Museum. Ms. Button Bell previously served as President of Button Brand Development, a strategic marketing consulting firm, and held senior marketing positions at Converse Inc. and Wilson Sporting Goods. Ms. Button Bell’s expertise in global marketing, digital strategy and market research, as well as her outdoor industry experience, led to the determination that she should serve as a director.

John Fahey

Mr. John M. Fahey is an Independent Director of the Company. He is retired as Chairman of the National Geographic Society, a nonprofit scientific and educational organization, in 2016; served as its CEO from 1998 through 2013. President of the National Geographic Society from 1998 to December 2010. Lead Director of Time Inc., Regent of the Smithsonian Institution and Director of Lindblad Expeditions Holdings. The skills and experience acquired by Mr. Fahey through these positions, which led to the conclusion that he should serve as a director, include leadership, strategic planning, international business, corporate transactions and enterprise risk management, together with familiarity with several of the Company’s markets and industries.

Edward Lang

Mr. Edward F. Lang is an Independent Director of the Company. He is Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of the New Orleans Saints, a National Football League team, and the New Orleans Pelicans, a National Basketball Association team, since 2012. President of Business Operations and Alternate Governor of the Nashville Predators, a National Hockey League team, from 2007 to 2010. Executive Vice President of Finance and Administration and Chief Financial Officer of the Nashville Predators from 2004 until 2007 and Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of the Nashville Predators from 1997 until 2003. Member of the College of Business Visiting Committee of Loyola University and a member of the Southeast Louisiana Boy Scouts of America board. Mr. Lang has broad experience in financial matters, accounting and auditing from his activities as a chief financial officer, together with experience in corporate transactions, operations and enterprise risk management. Mr. Lang also has experience in leisure industries and consumer products. This broad financial and other business experience led to the conclusion that he should serve as a director.

Terry London

Mr. Terry E. London is an Independent Director of the Company. He has Interim President and Chief Executive Officer of Pier 1 Imports, Inc., beginning on January 1, 2017. Mr. London also serves as the non-executive Chairman of the Board of Directors of Pier 1 since June, 2012 and has been a director since 2003. Retired as Chairman of London Broadcasting Company LP, a television broadcasting and media company in June 2015; also served as President and Chief Executive Officer from 2007 through 2015. Served as Chairman of LBK Entertainment Holdings, Inc., a company that creates and produces entertainment programming and live events, since 2014 until his resignation in June 2015 and previously served as its President and Chief Executive Officer from 2004 through 2014. Mr. London brings extensive experience in management, corporate transactions and integration and enterprise risk management from his tenure as a President and Chief Executive Officer of various companies. In addition, Mr. London’s experience in entertainment and media content production includes long-running programming for the outdoor industry, with which he has been involved professionally for more than two decades. Mr. London is a CPA and is experienced in financial matters, accounting and auditing, including financial reporting. The foregoing experience led to the conclusion that he should serve as a director of Johnson Outdoors.

Richard Sheahan

Mr. Richard (Casey) Sheahan is an Independent Director of the Company. He is President of Keen Footwear, a company engaged in the business of the marketing, sale and distribution of footwear, beginning on October 1, 2016. President and CEO of Patagonia, Inc. and Lost Arrow Corporation from 2005 to 2014. Director and member of the Executive Committee of the Outdoor Industry Association from 2009 to 2014. Mr. Sheahan previously held senior leadership and marketing positions at Kelty, Inc., Wolverine Worldwide, Inc., Merrell Outdoor Division and Nike, Inc., and served in a variety of senior positions with several outdoor-oriented publications. Mr. Sheahan’s extensive experience in the outdoor industry, along with his skills in marketing, leadership and sustainable business practices led to the determination that he should serve as a director.

Edward Stevens

Mr. Edward Stevens is an Independent Director of the Company. He is Strategic Board Advisor for KIBO Software, Inc., a unified commerce solutions company made up of Marketlive, Shopatron and Fiverun since November, 2016, and Chief Operating Officer of KIBO from December 2015 to November 2016. Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Shopatron, a leading provider of cloud-based, eCommerce order management systems from 2001 to 2015. Mr. Stevens’ extensive experience in digital strategy, ecommerce, and omni-channel distribution, along with his international business strategy skills, led to the determination that he should serve as a director.

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