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Lithia Motors Inc (LAD.N)

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25 Apr 2018
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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Sidney DeBoer

74 2015 Chairman of the Board

Bryan DeBoer

51 2012 President, Chief Executive Officer, Director

John North

40 2017 Chief Financial Officer, Senior Vice President

Christopher Holzshu

44 2017 Chief Human Resource Officer, Executive Vice President, Secretary

Thomas Dobry

2007 Senior Vice President, Chief Marketing Officer

Scott Hillier

54 2008 Senior Vice President

George Liang

62 2015 Senior Vice President

Bryan Osterhout

Senior Vice President leading a substantial group of stores

Thomas Becker

66 2008 Lead Independent Director

Susan Cain

63 2009 Independent Director

Louis Miramontes

63 Independent Director

Kenneth Roberts

73 2012 Independent Director

David Robino

58 2016 Independent Director

Biographies

Name Description

Sidney DeBoer

Mr. Sidney B. DeBoer is the Chairman of the Board of Lithia Motors, Inc., took Lithia Motors public in 1996 and is the Chairman of the Board. Mr. DeBoer served as Chief Executive Officer and Secretary from 1968 through 2011, and then Executive Chairman through the end of 2015. Mr. DeBoer’s pioneering work in the public auto retailer sector and as an automotive dealer has earned him numerous awards and recognition. His charitable work on the Southern Oregon University Foundation Board, Oregon Community Foundation and the Oregon Shakespeare Festival has created a vibrant community for our company’s headquarters. Mr. DeBoer attended Stanford University and the University of Oregon. Mr. DeBoer’s familiarity with our business, executive leadership knowledge and industry experience make him uniquely qualified to be our Chairman.

Bryan DeBoer

Mr. Bryan B. DeBoer is President, Chief Executive Officer, Director of Lithia Motors, Inc., has been our Chief Executive Officer and President since 2012 and first became a director in 2008. Prior to becoming CEO, Mr. DeBoer was Senior Vice President of Mergers & Acquisitions/Operations and then Chief Operating Officer driving the growth of Lithia and transforming the company culture to an entrepreneurial and high performance model. Upon joining Lithia in 1989, Mr. DeBoer grew through the store positions of Finance Manager, Used Vehicle Manager, General Sales Manager, General Manager and multi-store General Manager. Mr. DeBoer has a B.S. degree from Southern Oregon University in Business Administration. He also graduated from the National Automobile Dealers Association Dealer Academy. Mr. DeBoer’s store experience, passion for mergers and acquisitions and strong manufacturer relationships drive our growth. His enthusiasm for the car business combined with a competitive spirit set the tone for our culture.

John North

Mr. John F. North, III is Chief Financial Officer, Senior Vice President of the Lithia Motors INC. He is our Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer. Previously, he had been our Vice President of Finance from 2010 to 2016, and Chief Accounting Officer since 2015. Mr. North joined Lithia in 2002 and throughout his tenure he has rigorously applied continuous improvement to accounting, tax, and external reporting. Mr. North has broad responsibilities in corporate finance and investor relations while overseeing Lithia’s risk management functions. Before joining Lithia, he worked for real estate and technology companies in the San Francisco area. Mr. North graduated from Santa Clara University with a degree in Finance. He is a licensed CPA in Oregon and a CFA charterholder.

Christopher Holzshu

Mr. Christopher Holzshu has been appointed as Chief Human Resource Officer, Executive Vice President, Secretary of the Company, is our Executive Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer. Previously, he had been our CFO from 2010 to 2016. As CFO, Mr. Holzshu combined his accounting and financial acumen with his drive to help our stores’ operations including the development of our performance management system. He is helping our stores develop stronger teams and stronger performance. Mr. Holzshu joined Lithia in 2003 as Director of Accounting after working on our external audit team at KPMG LLP, where he specialized in automotive manufacturing and retail sectors. Throughout his career with Lithia he has gained a deep understanding of the operations of our stores and a special talent for relating to individuals at all levels of the organization. Mr. Holzshu earned a B.S. in Accounting from the University of Alaska and is a licensed CPA.

Thomas Dobry

Mr. Thomas M Dobry is our Senior Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer. He leads our internal marketing team and partners with external agencies that serve our stores. Mr. Dobry first joined Lithia in 2007 and then again in 2013. He took a brief hiatus from Lithia to build a team in Detroit, Michigan guiding Chevrolet’s advertising. Before joining Lithia, Mr. Dobry led regional marketing efforts for the Saturn and Dodge brands at Goodby Silverstein & Partners and BBDO advertising agencies, respectively. Mr. Dobry has a B.A. in Advertising from Michigan State University and a MBA from the University of Oregon.

Scott Hillier

Mr. Scott A. Hillier is Senior Vice President of Lithia Motors, Inc. has been Senior Vice President of Operations since 2008, for which he oversees store leadership. Mr. Hillier joined Lithia in 1986, working in our stores in roles including Finance Manager, General Sales Manager, General Manager and multi-store General Manager. He was an initial leader of our store acquisition efforts. Mr. Hillier quickly developed a reputation for identifying talent and building teams which led to his promotion to Vice President of Human Resources in 2003. In his current role, Mr. Hillier helps foster our value of taking personal ownership for performance while mentoring store leadership including the Lithia Partners Group. Mr. Hillier graduated from Southern Oregon University with a B.S. in Inter-Disciplinary Studies.

George Liang

Mr. George C. Liang is the Senior Vice President of the Lithia Motors Inc. He as been our Senior Vice President of Operations since DCH combined with Lithia in 2014. He oversees store leadership. Mr. Liang joined DCH in 1988 after working as Vice President of BNP Paribas for 11 years in commercial finance. After working in Toyota and Nissan stores, he assumed responsibility for DCH’s West Coast operations in 2001. Mr. Liang successfully added the East Coast to his duties and he became President of DCH Auto Group in 2010. During the combination with Lithia, he right-sized operations and led a cultural change to elevate performance through entrepreneurship. Mr. Liang is very active in various automotive dealer associations, including minority dealer organizations, and has extensive relationships with our manufacturer and finance partners. He is a graduate of University of California at Berkeley (B.A.) and University of British Columbia, Canada (M.B.A.), majoring in finance.

Bryan Osterhout

Mr. Bryan Osterhout is Senior Vice President leading a substantial group of stores throughout the Northwest U.S. and Alaska. He joined Lithia over 20 years ago as the General Manager of Eugene Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram. Mr. Osterhout exhibited his entrepreneurial spirit early, borrowing money from his family to start a used car dealership when he was only 21 years old. Now, he inspires that same passion for operational performance and leadership throughout many of our stores. Mr. Osterhout studied economics and marketing for four years at the University of Oregon.

Thomas Becker

Mr. Thomas R. Becker is Lead Independent Director of Lithia Motors, Inc. President of North American Senior Living, LLC, a senior housing development, operations and consulting company. He joined our board in 1997. Mr. Becker led Pacific Retirement Services, as Chief Executive Officer for 20 years, retiring in 2010. As the former CEO of a large organization, he contributes his experience with multi-state operations, management of a large work force, and capital financing. Mr. Becker earned a B.S. degree from the University of Oregon and has previously served on other public company boards.

Susan Cain

Ms. Susan O. Cain, CPA is an Independent Director of Lithia Motors, Inc. She joined our Board of Directors in 2009. Ms. Cain has been a Senior Instructor in Accounting at Southern Oregon University, located in Ashland, Oregon since 2004. Ms. Cain joined KPMG LLP in 1978, retiring as a partner in the San Francisco office in 1999. While with KPMG, she specialized in banking institutions and trust tax services. Ms. Cain is involved with various non-profit and charitable organizations including the Ashland Independent Film Festival and the Oregon Shakespeare Festival. She maintains her CPA license in California and brings to our Board of Directors a high level of accounting expertise. Ms. Cain holds a B.A. degree in General Science from Oregon State University and a Master of Science in Taxation from Washington School of Law, Washington Institute of Graduate Studies. She serves as the Audit Committee Chair and is an audit committee financial expert as defined under SEC rules.

Louis Miramontes

Mr. Louis P. Miramontes is Independent Director of the Lithaia Motors Inc. He has been an independent financial advisor since 2014. Mr. Miramontes currently serves as the Audit Committee Chair of the Board of Directors for two private companies in California. He provides advisory services to a real estate development company. Mr. Miramontes worked at KPMG from 1976 to 2014, where he served as managing partner for the San Francisco office and provided audit services to public and private companies. He has extensive experience in accounting, financial reporting and corporate governance. Mr. Miramontes hold a B.S. degree in Business Administration from California State University, East Bay. He is also an audit committee financial expert as defined under SEC rules.

Kenneth Roberts

Mr. Kenneth E. Roberts is an Independent Director of Lithia Motors, Inc. joined our Board in 2012 after working as “of counsel” with Lane Powell, PC, a Pacific Northwest law firm. Mr. Roberts was a partner with the law firm of Roberts Kaplan LLP (formerly Foster Pepper LLP) from 1987 until the firm joined with Lane Powell in January 2011. His private law practice focused on corporate finance, mergers and acquisitions, corporate governance, executive compensation and securities, representing public companies, and community banks. Mr. Roberts is a graduate of Harvard Law School and Oregon State University with a B.S. in Business and Technology. Mr. Roberts chairs our Nominating and Governance Committee and lends insightful analysis to our mergers and acquisitions strategies.

David Robino

Mr. David J. Robino is the Independent Director of the Company. He joined our Board in 2016. He began his management career at the Maytag Corporation and Pepsi-Cola. He joined AC Nielsen in 1993, culminating as Senior Vice President of Nielsen International, based in Brussels, Belgium. After a successful Vice Presidency at AT&T Solutions, Mr. Robino left to lead Gateway, Inc. as Executive Vice President and Chief Administrative Officer and later Vice Chairman. Upon retiring from Gateway, Mr. Robino served as a member of the board of directors of Memec, Inc., specialty semiconductors, and Insight Enterprises, Inc. He has served as an adjunct instructor at Southern Oregon University since 2012. Mr. Robino has a M.S. in Industrial Relations from Iowa State University and B.A. in Social Studies from Graceland College. Mr. Robino’s executive management and board experience over the course of his career at many large firms, provides us with expertise across a broad range of subjects.

Basic Compensation

Name Fiscal Year Total

Sidney DeBoer

1,155,130

Bryan DeBoer

5,878,630

John North

1,442,720

Christopher Holzshu

2,353,700

Thomas Dobry

--

Scott Hillier

1,516,960

George Liang

1,075,450

Bryan Osterhout

--

Thomas Becker

261,967

Susan Cain

259,217

Louis Miramontes

--

Kenneth Roberts

262,473

David Robino

256,020
As Of  31 Dec 2017