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Platform Specialty Products Corp (PAH.N)

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Martin Franklin

52 2013 Chairman of the Board

Scot Benson

55 2015 President - Performance Solutions

Diego Casanello

43 2016 President - Agricultural Solutions

Rakesh Sachdev

61 2016 Chief Executive Officer, Director

John Connolly

51 2017 Chief Financial Officer, Chief Accounting Officer, Vice President, Corporate Controller

John Capps

52 2016 Executive Vice President, General Counsel, Secretary

Benjamin Gliklich

32 2016 Executive Vice President - Operations and Strategy

Ian Ashken

56 2013 Independent Director

Nicolas Berggruen

55 2013 Independent Director

Michael Goss

57 2013 Independent Director

Ryan Israel

32 2013 Independent Director

E. Stanley O'Neal

65 2013 Independent Director

Biographies

Name Description

Martin Franklin

Mr. Martin E. Franklin serves as Chairman of the Board of the Company. Mr. Franklin is the Founder and CEO of Mariposa Capital LLC and Chairman and controlling shareholder of Royal Oak Enterprises, LLC. Mr. Franklin was the founder and Chairman of Jarden Corporation (“Jarden”), from 2001 until April 2016 when Jarden merged with Newell Brands Inc. ("Newell"). Mr. Franklin became Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Jarden in 2001, and served as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer until 2011, at which time he began service as Executive Chairman. Currently, Mr. Franklin is also co-founder and co-Chairman of Nomad Foods Limited, a director of Restaurant Brands International Inc. and a director of Newell. Prior to founding Jarden in 2001, Mr. Franklin served as the Chairman and/or Chief Executive Officer of three public companies: Benson Eyecare Corporation, Lumen Technologies, Inc., and Bollé Inc. between 1992 and 2000. In the last five years, Mr. Franklin served as a director of the following public companies: Burger King Worldwide, Inc. (until its transaction with Tim Hortons, Inc. and the creation of Restaurant Brands in December 2014) and Promotora de Informaciones, S.A. Mr. Franklin graduated from the University of Pennsylvania.

Scot Benson

Mr. Scot R. Benson serves as President - Performance Solutions of the Company. Mr. Benson joined MacDermid in 1999. His previous positions at MacDermid included President of MacDermid Advanced Surface Finishes and Graphics Solutions from January 2013 until February 2015. Mr. Benson also served as President of MacDermid Graphics Solutions from 2010 to 2013. Mr. Benson attended the University of Wisconsin - Stevens Point.

Diego Casanello

Mr. Diego Lopez Casanello serves as President - Agricultural Solutions of the Company. Prior to joining Platform, Mr. Lopez Casanello served as Senior Vice President and head of the Agricultural Products Division, Asia Pacific at BASF from February 2015 to January 2016. His previous positions at BASF included Senior Vice President of the Performance Chemicals Division, North America from April 2012 to January 2015 as well as CEO and Managing Director of BASF Argentina from November 2008 to March 2012. Mr. Lopez Casanello has held numerous other roles within the Agricultural Products Division of BASF, including Head of Global Marketing for Seed Treatment, Global Manager of New Business Development and Business Director for South Europe. Mr. Lopez Casanello holds a Bachelor's degree in Business Administration from the University of Hagen, Hagen, Germany.

Rakesh Sachdev

Mr. Rakesh Sachdev serves as Chief Executive Officer, Director of Platform Specialty Products Corporation. Prior to joining Platform, Mr. Sachdev served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Sigma-Aldrich Corporation (“Sigma-Aldrich”) beginning in 2010. Mr. Sachdev joined Sigma-Aldrich in 2008 as Chief Financial Officer and took on the additional role of Chief Administrative Officer with direct oversight of Sigma-Aldrich’s international business in 2009. He was Senior Vice President and President Asia Pacific of ArvinMeritor, Inc. (“ArvinMeritor”), a global supplier of engineered systems to the automotive industry, from 2007 to 2008. At ArvinMeritor, Mr. Sachdev also served in other leadership roles, including Interim Chief Financial Officer, Senior Vice President Strategy and Corporate Development and Vice President and General Manager of several of ArvinMeritor’s global businesses from 1999 to 2007. Prior to joining ArvinMeritor, he worked for Cummins Inc., a global manufacturer of engines and other industrial products in various leadership roles, including Chief Financial Officer for one of its largest business units, and as Managing Director of its Mexican operations. Mr. Sachdev is also a director of Regal-Beloit Corporation and Edgewell Personal Care Company, and serves on the Board of Trustees of Washington University in St. Louis. Mr. Sachdev holds a M.B.A. from Indiana University, a Masters in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Illinois and a Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology in New Delhi.

John Connolly

Mr. John P. Connolly, CPA serves as Chief Financial Officer, Chief Accounting Officer, Vice President, Corporate Controller of the Company. . Prior to joining Platform, Mr. Connolly served as Vice President, Controller and Chief Accounting Officer at Xylem Inc., a spun off water technology company from ITT Corporation, or ITT, from October 2011 to August 2016. Prior to joining Xylem Inc., Mr. Connolly spent five years at ITT during which time he held key roles as Director, Financial Planning & Analysis, and Director of Accounting. Previously, Mr. Connolly spent 10 years at IBM in roles of increasing responsibility including Manager of Financial Planning & Analysis, Controller of a software division, and Head of Pricing & Licensing Strategy across IBM’s software business, as well as seven years at PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP reaching the level of Manager. Mr. Connolly is a Certified Public Accountant and holds an M.B.A. in Finance from the Lubin School of Business at Pace University.

John Capps

Mr. John Edward Capps is Executive Vice President, General Counsel, Secretary of the Company. Prior to joining Platform, Mr. Capps was with Jarden Corporation, a Fortune 500 broad-based consumer products company, where he most recently served as Executive Vice President - Administration, General Counsel and Secretary until April 2016 when Jarden Corporation merged with Newell Brands Inc. From 2003 to 2005, Mr. Capps was with American Household, Inc. which was acquired by Jarden Corporation in January 2005. Previously, Mr. Capps worked as a private lawyer with the firm Sullivan & Cromwell LLP. Mr. Capps holds a J.D. from the University of Texas and a B.A. and M.B.A. from Vanderbilt University.

Benjamin Gliklich

Mr. Benjamin Gliklich serves as Executive Vice President - Operations and Strategy of the Company. He served as Chief Operating Officer from October 2015 to April 2016; Vice President – Corporate Development, Finance and Investor Relations of Platform from January 2015 to October 2015 and as Director of Corporate Development from May 2014 to January 2015. Prior to joining Platform, Mr. Gliklich was a senior associate at General Atlantic, a global growth-oriented private equity firm. Earlier in his career, Mr. Gliklich was an associate in the investment banking division of Goldman Sachs & Co. Mr. Gliklich holds an A.B. Cum Laude from Princeton University and an M.B.A with distinction from Columbia Business School.

Ian Ashken

Mr. Ian G. H. Ashken is an Independent Director of the Company. Mr. Ashken was the co-founder and Vice Chairman and President of Jarden from June 2014 until April 2016 when Jarden merged with Newell. In connection with the merger, Mr. Ashken joined the Newell board. Mr. Ashken also served as Jarden's Chief Financial Officer until June 2014 and as its Secretary until February 2007. Currently, Mr. Ashken is serving on the board of Nomad Foods Limited, and is a director or trustee of a number of private companies and charitable institutions. Mr. Ashken also served as the Vice Chairman and/or Chief Financial Officer of three public companies: Benson Eyecare Corporation, Lumen Technologies, Inc., and Bollé Inc. between 1992 and 2000. During the last five years, Mr. Ashken also served as a director of Phoenix Group Holdings.

Nicolas Berggruen

Mr. Nicolas Berggruen is an Independent director of the Company. Mr. Berggruen founded what became Berggruen Holdings Ltd in 1984 to act as the direct investment vehicle of what became the Nicolas Berggruen Charitable Trust. Mr. Berggruen has served as the Chairman of Berggruen Holdings Ltd since its inception. He is also the founder of the Berggruen Institute, an independent, nonpartisan think tank. Mr. Berggruen has experience serving on the boards of private and public companies. He served on the board of directors of Justice Holdings Limited from February 2011 until its business combination with Burger King in June 2012. Mr. Berggruen also served on the board of directors of Grupo Prisa from November 2010 until March 2013. Mr. Berggruen studied at l’Ecole Alsacienne before attending Le Rosey in Switzerland and obtained his B.S. in finance and international business from New York University.

Michael Goss

Mr. Michael F. Goss is an Independent Director of the Company. Mr. Goss is Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Sotheby's. Prior to joining Sotheby's in March 2016, Mr. Goss served at Bain Capital, LLC (“Bain Capital”) until December 2013 following 13 years with the firm in various senior managerial capacities. Mr. Goss joined Bain Capital in 2001 as Managing Director and Chief Financial Officer and in 2004, he assumed the additional role of Chief Operating Officer. Prior to joining Bain Capital, Mr. Goss was Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Digitas Inc., a global internet professional services firm, which he helped take public in March 2000. Prior to joining Digitas Inc., Mr. Goss was Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, and a member of the board of directors of Playtex Products, Inc. Mr. Goss graduated from Kansas State University with a BS in economics and received an MBA with Distinction from Harvard Business School.

Ryan Israel

Mr. Ryan Israel is an Independent Director of the Company. Mr. Israel is a partner at Pershing Square Capital Management, L.P. (“Pershing Square”), a research intensive, fundamental value based investment firm based in New York City. Mr. Israel joined Pershing Square in March 2009, and is responsible for identifying, analyzing and monitoring current and prospective investment opportunities across a variety of industries. Before joining Pershing Square, Mr. Israel was an investment banker in the technology, media and telecom division at Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. Mr. Israel attended the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania, where he received a B.S. in Economics, with concentrations in Finance and Accounting.

E. Stanley O'Neal

Mr. E. Stanley O'Neal is an Independent Director of the Company. Mr. O’Neal served as Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer of Merrill Lynch & Co., Inc. (“Merrill Lynch”) until October 2007. He became Chief Executive Officer of Merrill Lynch in 2002 and was elected Chairman of the Board in 2003. Mr. O’Neal was employed with Merrill Lynch for 21 years, serving as President and Chief Operating Officer from July 2001 to December 2002; President of U.S. Private Client from February 2000 to July 2001; Chief Financial Officer from 1998 to 2000 and Executive Vice President and Co-head of Global Markets and Investment Banking from 1997 to 1998. Currently, Mr. O’Neal is a member of the audit and governance committee of Arconic Inc., an aluminum manufacturing company and the former parent company of Alcoa Inc. Prior to the separation of these two entities in November 2016, Mr. O'Neal had served as a director of Alcoa Inc. since January 2008 and as a member of its audit and governance and nominating committees. Mr. O’Neal was also a director of General Motors Corporation from 2001 to 2006, and a director of American Beacon Advisors, Inc. (investment advisor registered with the SEC) from 2009 to September 2012. Mr. O’Neal graduated from Kettering University with a degree in industrial administration and received his MBA from Harvard Business School.

Basic Compensation

Name Fiscal Year Total

Martin Franklin

2,000,000

Scot Benson

1,309,400

Diego Casanello

--

Rakesh Sachdev

11,813,000

John Connolly

817,513

John Capps

1,277,240

Benjamin Gliklich

1,595,120

Ian Ashken

150,375

Nicolas Berggruen

--

Michael Goss

171,198

Ryan Israel

--

E. Stanley O'Neal

168,698
As Of  31 Dec 2016