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Lamb Weston Holdings Inc (LW.N)

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

William Jurgensen

66 2017 Independent Chairman of the Board, Lead Director

Timothy McLevish

62 2016 Executive Chairman of the Board

Thomas Werner

52 2016 President, Chief Executive Officer, Director

Robert McNutt

58 2017 Chief Financial Officer, Senior Vice President

Micheline Carter

52 2016 Chief Human Resource Officer, Senior Vice President

Eryk Spytek

49 2016 Senior Vice President, General Counsel, Corporate Secretary

Rodney Hepponstall

50 2016 Senior Vice President, General Manager - Foodservice and Retail Business Units

Sharon Miller

52 2016 Senior Vice President, General Manager - Global Business Unit

Richard Martin

61 2016 Senior Vice President and Chief Supply Chain Officer

Michael Smith

41 2017 Senior Vice President and General Manager, Foodservice and Retail Business Units and Marketing and Innovation

Peter Bensen

56 2017 Director

Charles Blixt

67 2016 Independent Director

Andre Hawaux

57 2016 Independent Director

Thomas Maurer

67 2016 Independent Director

Hala Moddelmog

62 2017 Independent Director

Andrew Schindler

73 2016 Independent Director

Maria Sharpe

59 2016 Independent Director

Dexter Congbalay

2017 IR Contact Officer

Biographies

Name Description

William Jurgensen

Mr. William Gerald Jurgensen is the Independent Chairman of the Board, Lead Director of the Company. Mr. Jurgensen is the Lead Independent Director of the Company. Mr. Jurgensen served as Chief Executive Officer and a director of Nationwide Financial Services, Inc., a diversified insurance and financial services organization, and its parent, Nationwide Mutual Insurance Company, from 2000 until his retirement in 2009. He also served as Chief Executive Officer and a director of several other companies within the Nationwide enterprise, which is comprised of Nationwide Financial, Nationwide Mutual, Nationwide Mutual Fire and all of their respective subsidiaries and affiliates. Before joining Nationwide, Mr. Jurgensen served as an Executive Vice President with Bank One Corporation (now a part of JPMorgan Chase & Co.), where he was responsible for corporate banking products, including capital markets, international banking and cash management, and later served as Chief Executive Officer for First Card, First Chicago Corporation's credit card subsidiary. Mr. Jurgensen currently serves on the board of directors of American International Group, Inc. since May 2013, and has chaired its audit committee since July 2015. He previously served on the boards of directors of Conagra from August 2002 to November 2016 and The Scotts Miracle-Gro Company from May 2009 until June 2013.

Timothy McLevish

Mr. Timothy R. McLevish is no longer the Executive Chairman of the Board of the Company. Before joining Lamb Weston, he was a consultant to Walgreens Boots Alliance, Inc. (formerly Walgreen Co.), a pharmacy-led, health and wellbeing enterprise, from March 2015 to October 2016, where he provided advice and counsel to their chief executive officer on matters relating to strategy, business development, and M&A. Before this role, Mr. McLevish served as Chief Financial Officer of Walgreens Boots Alliance, Inc. from January 2015 to March 2015 and Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Walgreen Co. from August 2014 to December 2014. From October 2007 to April 2014, Mr. McLevish held various positions within Kraft Foods Group, Inc. and Kraft Foods Inc., food and beverage companies, including Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer. Before joining Kraft Foods, Mr. McLevish was the Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Ingersoll-Rand Company Limited, a diversified industrial company, from March 2002 to October 2007. Mr. McLevish currently serves on the boards of directors for Kennametal Inc. since 2004 and R.R. Donnelley & Sons Company since 2016. He previously served on the boards of Conagra from July 2015 to November 2016, US Foods Holding Corp. from May 2016 to July 2016, and URS Corporation from November 2012 to October 2014.

Thomas Werner

Mr. Thomas P. Werner is the President, Chief Executive Officer, Director of the Company. He previously served as President, Commercial Foods, for Conagra, since May 2015. In that role, he led the company’s Lamb Weston and Foodservice businesses, as well as its previously divested Spicetec Flavors & Seasonings and J.M. Swank operations. Mr. Werner also served as interim President of Conagra’s Private Brands from June 2015 through its divestiture in February 2016. Before his appointment as President, Commercial Foods, Mr. Werner served as Senior Vice President of Finance for Conagra’s Private Brands and Commercial Foods operating segments from June 2013 to April 2015, and Senior Vice President of Finance for Lamb Weston from May 2011 until June 2013.

Robert McNutt

Mr. Robert M. McNutt is the Chief Financial Officer, Senior Vice President of the Company. Prior to joining Lamb Weston, Mr. McNutt served as Chief Financial Officer of Expera Specialty Solutions, LLC, a specialty paper company, from September 2013 to December 2016. Mr. McNutt served as Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer for Greif, Inc., an industrial packaging company, from January 2011 to July 2013, and as Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer for Boise Inc., a packaging and paper products manufacturer, from February 2008 to January 2011.

Micheline Carter

Ms. Micheline Carter is the Senior Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer of the Company. Ms. Carter joined Lamb Weston in September 2016. From July 2012 until September 2016, she served in a variety of roles with The Kraft Heinz Company, a food and beverage company, including as Head of U.S. People and Performance and Global Corporate Functions from November 2015 to September 2016, Vice President of Human Resources, Global Corporate Functions from August 2015 until October 2015, Vice President of Human Resources, Cheese & Dairy from January 2015 until July 2015, and Senior Director Human Resources & Global Exports from July 2012 until January 2015. Before joining The Kraft Heinz Company, Ms. Carter served from February 2011 until July 2012 as Senior Director Human Resources, Solar Energy & Solar Materials with MEMC Electronic Materials, Inc. (now known as SunEdison, Inc.), a supplier of silicon wafers to semiconductor and photovoltaic cell companies. Before that, Ms. Carter served in a variety of roles with J. C. Penney Company, Inc., an apparel and home furnishings retailer, Yum! Brands, Inc., an operator of fast food companies, and Texas Instruments Incorporated, a semiconductor design and manufacturing company.

Eryk Spytek

Mr. Eryk J. Spytek is the Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary of the Company. From June 2015 until October 2016, Mr. Spytek was Of Counsel at Winston & Strawn LLP, a law firm. Before returning to Winston & Strawn LLP, he served from December 2009 until April 2015 in a variety of roles with Mead Johnson Nutrition Company, a manufacturer of infant formula, including as Vice President, Deputy General Counsel and Assistant Secretary from April 2013 to April 2015 and as Vice President, Associate General Counsel and Assistant Secretary from December 2009 to April 2013. Before that, Mr. Spytek served as Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary at SIRVA, Inc., a moving and relocation services provider, from February 2006 to February 2009. Before joining SIRVA, Inc., Mr. Spytek was a partner at Winston & Strawn LLP.

Rodney Hepponstall

Mr. Rodney Hepponstall is the Senior Vice President and General Manager - Foodservice and Retail Business Units of the Company. Prior to that, Mr. Hepponstall served as Conagra’s Vice President and General Manager, Foodservice from October 2011 until September 2016. Before joining Conagra in 2011, Mr. Hepponstall served as Vice President at Bimbo Bakeries USA, a bakery products company, from September 2008 to September 2011, and as Senior Vice President of Foodservice and Retail at Maple Leaf Foods Inc., a consumer protein company, from 1999 to 2008.

Sharon Miller

Ms. Sharon Miller is the Senior Vice President and General Manager - Global Business Unit of the Company. Before that, she served as Conagra’s Vice President and General Manager, Lamb Weston Global Business Unit since 2015. Since joining Conagra in 1999, Ms. Miller has held various leadership positions, including Vice President of Sales for Lamb Weston's European joint venture, Lamb-Weston/Meijer v.o.f. Prior to that, Ms. Miller was a key sales and business leader within Lamb Weston in both the United States and Canada. She also has held various sales positions with North American foodservice distributors.

Richard Martin

Mr. Richard Martin is the Senior Vice President and Chief Supply Chain Officer of the Company. Mr. Martin joined Conagra as a Manufacturing Manager in 1994, and from 1997 to 2003, he served as Plant Manager of several of our facilities. Mr. Martin also served as Director of Operations from 2003 to 2005, Vice President, Manufacturing from 2005 to 2011, and Vice President, Global Operations from 2011 until 2016. Before joining Lamb Weston, Mr. Martin spent 15 years at General Foods Corporation and Kraft Foods Inc., food and beverage companies, in a variety of engineering and manufacturing positions.

Michael Smith

Mr. Michael Smith is the Senior Vice President and General Manager, Foodservice and Retail Business Units and Marketing and Innovation of the Company. Mr. Smith is the Senior Vice President - Growth and Strategy of the Company. Mr. Smith also served as Vice President and General Manager of Lamb Weston Retail from May 2011 to September 2016, Vice President and General Manager of Conagra’s Private Brands from March 2014 to February 2016, and Vice President of Global Marketing of Lamb Weston from July 2012 to March 2014. Prior to joining Conagra in 2007, Mr. Smith held various brand management roles at Dean Foods Company, a food and beverage company, and its WhiteWave division from May 2003 until December 2007.

Peter Bensen

Mr. Peter J. Bensen is an Independent Director of the company. He has served as Chief Administrative Officer of McDonald’s Corporation, a global foodservice retailer, from March 2015 until his retirement in September 2016. He also served as McDonald’s Corporation’s Corporate Senior Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer from May 2014 through February 2015, and Corporate Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer from January 2008 through April 2014. Prior to joining McDonald’s Corporation in 1996, Mr. Bensen was a senior manager for Ernst & Young LLP. Mr. Bensen served on the board of directors of Catamaran Corporation from December 2011 to July 2015.

Charles Blixt

Mr. Charles A. Blixt is an Independent Director of the Company. Mr. Blixt is a principal of C&D Ventures, a company that invests in entrepreneurial startups and other businesses that require capital and/or business and legal expertise. Before this, Mr. Blixt served as the interim General Counsel of Krispy Kreme Doughnuts, Inc., a retailer and wholesaler of doughnuts, complementary beverages and packaged sweets, from September 2006 until April 2007. Mr. Blixt was also Executive Vice President and General Counsel of Reynolds American, Inc., a tobacco products company, from 2004 to 2006, and Executive Vice President and General Counsel for R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Holdings, Inc., a tobacco products company, from 1995 to 2004. Mr. Blixt currently serves on the board of directors of Atrum Coal Limited since May 2017, and Swedish Match AB since 2015, and previously from 2007 to 2011. Mr. Blixt also served on the boards of directors of Krispy Kreme Doughnuts, Inc. from 2007 until July 2016 and Targacept, Inc. from 2000 to 2015.

Andre Hawaux

Mr. Andre J. Hawaux is an Independent Director of the Company. Mr. Hawaux has served as the Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of DICK'S Sporting Goods, Inc., a sporting goods retailer ("DICK'S"), since August 2015. He also served as DICK'S interim principal financial officer from August 2016 to September 2016, Executive Vice President, Chief Operating Officer and Chief Financial Officer from February 2015 to August 2015 and Executive Vice President, Finance, Administration and Chief Financial Officer from June 2013 to January 2015. Prior to joining DICK'S in 2013, Mr. Hawaux served as the President, Consumer Foods at Conagra, a packaged food company, since 2009. From 2006 to 2009, Mr. Hawaux served as Conagra's Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer where he was responsible for the company's Finance and Information System and Services organizations. Prior to joining Conagra, Mr. Hawaux served as general manager of a large U.S. division of PepsiAmericas, a food and beverage company, and previously served as Chief Financial Officer for Pepsi-Cola North America and Pepsi International's China business unit. Mr. Hawaux is also a Trustee of Southern New Hampshire University and a member of the board of directors of PulteGroup, Inc.

Thomas Maurer

Mr. Thomas P. Maurer is an Independent Director of the Company. Mr. Maurer served as a partner of Ernst & Young, LLP, a professional services firm, until his retirement in 2011. He joined Ernst & Young in 1973 and during his career served as the global coordinating partner on the audits of large multi-national and multi-location companies in the manufacturing, consumer products, and distribution industries. Mr. Maurer was a member of the Ernst & Young Global Account Partner Group, and he served two terms on the Ernst & Young Partner Advisory Council. He also served as the leader of the Retail, Consumer Products and Industrial Products Group in Ernst & Young's Chicago office. Mr. Maurer is a certified public accountant and currently serves on the board of directors of Packaging Corporation of America since May 2014.

Hala Moddelmog

Ms. Hala G. Moddelmog is an Independent Director of the Company. Ms. Moddelmog has served as the President and Chief Executive Officer of the Metro Atlanta Chamber since 2014. She is the first woman to lead the 156-year-old organization, which covers 29 counties and more than 15 Fortune 500 companies, as well as a multitude of small and medium-sized enterprises in the 9th largest metropolitan region in the United States. From 2010 to 2013, Ms. Moddelmog was the President of Arby's Restaurant Group, Inc., a division of Wendy's/Arby's Group, Inc., a fast food restaurant chain. Prior to her tenure at Arby's Restaurant Group, Ms. Moddelmog was President and Chief Executive Officer of Susan G. Komen for the Cure, a breast cancer organization, Chief Executive Officer of Catalytic Ventures, LLC, an entity she formed to invest and consult in multi-unit retail, and President of Church's Chicken, a subsidiary of AFC Enterprises, Inc., a fast food restaurant chain. Ms. Moddelmog currently serves on the board of directors of FleetCor Technologies, Inc. since April 2017. Ms. Moddelmog also served on the boards of directors of Amerigroup Corporation from 2009 to 2012 and of AMN Healthcare Services, Inc. from 2008 to 2010.

Andrew Schindler

Mr. Andrew J. Schindler is an Independent Director of the Company. Mr. Schindler served as Chairman of Reynolds American, Inc., a tobacco products company, from July 2004 until his retirement in December 2005, and as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Holdings, Inc., a tobacco products company, from 1999 to 2004. Before that, Mr. Schindler served in various senior management positions with R.J. Reynolds, which he joined in 1974, including Vice President of Personnel, Executive Vice President of Operations and Chief Operating Officer of R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Company and Director of Manufacturing for Nabisco Foods. Mr. Schindler achieved the rank of captain in the U.S. Army, where he held command and staff positions in the United States and in Vietnam. Mr. Schindler also served on the boards of directors of Hanesbrands, Inc. from 2006 to April 2017, Conagra from 2007 to September 2016 and Krispy Kreme Doughnuts Inc. from 2006 until July 2016.

Maria Sharpe

Ms. Maria Renna Sharpe is an Independent Director of the Company. Ms. Sharpe has served as Managing Principal of Sharpe Human Solutions, LLC, a human resource consulting and commercial real estate investments company, since 2016. Prior to that, Ms. Sharpe served as Senior Vice President, Global Human Capital Management, Services & Operations at PepsiCo, Inc., a food and beverage company, since 2014, and was Chief Human Resources Officer, PepsiCo Europe from 2010 to 2014 and Senior Vice President, Compensation, Benefits & Human Resource Systems from 2008 to 2010. From 2004 until 2008, Ms. Sharpe was Chief Human Resources Officer & Corporate Secretary of UST Inc., a tobacco products company, responsible for the company's human resources function and corporate governance matters. Before that, Ms. Sharpe held various senior human resources and legal positions at Pepsico, Inc., including Vice President, Benefits from 2002 to 2004, Vice President, Compensation from 1999 to 2002 and Vice President, Human Resources Counsel from 1995 to 1999.

Dexter Congbalay

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