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Rocky Brands Inc (RCKY.OQ)

RCKY.OQ on NASDAQ Stock Exchange Global Select Market

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Mike Brooks

69 2017 Chairman of the Board

Jason Brooks

46 2017 President, Chief Executive Officer, Director

Thomas Robertson

2017 Chief Financial Officer

Richard Simms

41 2011 President - Retail Sales

Curtis Loveland

68 1993 Secretary, Independent Director

William Jordan

45 2017 Director

Robert Moore

66 2017 Director

Glenn Corlett

72 2000 Independent Director

Michael Finn

71 2004 Independent Director

G. Haning

66 2004 Independent Director

Harley Rouda

54 2003 Independent Director

James Stewart

81 1996 Independent Director

Biographies

Name Description

Mike Brooks

Mr. Mike Brooks is Chairman of the Board of the Company. He was Principal Financial Officer of the Company. Prior to that he served as Chairman, President, and Chief Executive Officer of the Company from August 1991 to January 2005. Mr. Brooks is a pattern engineering and shoe design graduate of the Ars Sutoria in Milan, Italy. After employment with U.S. Shoe Corporation and various tanning companies, Mr. Brooks returned to the family shoe business in Nelsonville, Ohio, in 1975, serving first as Manager of Product Development and a national salesman and then, in 1984, becoming President. He has been a director of American Apparel and Footwear Association (formerly Footwear Industries of America) since April 1986 and currently serves on the Executive Board. Mr. Brooks’ education with respect to shoe design and business management experience in product development and strategy development, including decades of service in the footwear industry, qualify him to continue serving as a member of the Board of Directors.

Jason Brooks

Mr. Jason S. Brooks is President, Chief Executive Officer, Director of Rocky Brands, Inc. Prior to that, he served as the Senior Vice President, U.S. Wholesale from August 2010 until March 2011. From September 2001 until August 2010, Mr. Brooks held various Vice President of Sales positions within the Company. He began his career with the Company in 1997 as an independent sales representative.

Thomas Robertson

Mr. Thomas Robertson serves as Chief Financial Officer of the Company. Mr. Robertson, a CPA (certified public accountant), has served as Senior Financial Analyst since joining the Company in September 2016. Prior to that, from July 2015 until September 2016, he was an audit manager with Deloitte & Touche LLP. From September 2008 until July 2015, he held various audit positions with Schneider Downs & Co., Inc. While practicing with Schneider Downs and Deloitte, Mr. Robertson spent the majority of his time working with publicly-traded footwear companies.

Richard Simms

Mr. Richard Simms is President - Retail Sales of Rocky Brands, Inc, since March 2011Prior to that, he served as Senior Vice President and General Manager of Lehigh from February 2007 until March 2011, as Senior Vice President, Sales of Lehigh from May 2006 until February 2007, and as Vice President, Key Accounts of Lehigh from October 2005 until May 2006. Mr. Simms began his career with Lehigh in 1994 and held various sales and operations positions with Lehigh until his appointment as Vice President, Key Accounts in October 2005.

Curtis Loveland

Mr. Curtis A. Loveland is Secretary, Independednt Director of the Rocky Brands, Inc. Mr. Loveland has been a practicing attorney for over 40 years and has been a partner in the law firm of Porter Wright Morris & Arthur llp, Columbus, Ohio since 1979. He has served as a board member, secretary, or counsel for numerous public and private companies in a variety of industries, including technology, medical devices, retailing, and telecommunications. Mr. Loveland’s board member experience and knowledge and skills with respect to corporate governance, public company regulation, and general business law qualify him to continue serving as a member of the Board of Directors.

William Jordan

Mr. William L. Jordan is Director of the Company. Mr. Jordan, has been an executive officer of DSW, Inc. since 2006 and has served as Executive Vice President and Chief Administrative Officer since February 2015. DSW is a leading branded footwear and accessories retailer headquartered in Columbus, Ohio, which offers a wide selection of brand name and designer shoes and accessories for women, men and kids. In his current position, Mr. Jordan serves on DSW’s five person executive committee and his direct responsibilities include strategy, supply chain, logistics, information technology, human resources, real estate, store design and construction, and legal. Mr. Jordan is a 1994 graduate of the University of San Francisco and a 1997 graduate of the George Washington University School of Law.

Robert Moore

Mr. Robert B. Moore, Jr., is Director of the Company. Mr. Moore, has over 43 years of experience in the footwear and apparel industry. He served as Chief Executive Officer of Bhartiya International, Ltd., headquartered in New Delhi, India from April 2013 through March 2017, and is now serving as a consultant to Bhartiya. Bhartiya is a public company listed on the Mumbai and NSE exchanges, whose customers include many prominent brands and retailers including Ralph Lauren, Tommy Hilfiger, Calvin Klein, Levi Strauss, and All Saints. At Bhartiya and in his prior positions, Mr. Moore has had executive experience and responsibilities managing several footwear and leather companies. Prior to joining Bhartiya, Mr. Moore was President and CEO of Shanghai Richina Leather Company, Ltd., Shanghai, China; President and CEO of Prime Tanning Company, Inc., Berwick, Maine; President of Sperry Topsider, Inc., Lexington, Massachusetts; and President of Bostonian Shoe Company, Kennett Square, Pennsylvania. Mr. Moore is a 1973 graduate of the University of Mississippi, and started his business career at Johnston and Murphy Shoe Company, Nashville, Tennessee.

Glenn Corlett

Mr. Glenn E. Corlett, Esq., is Independent Director of Rocky Brands Inc., since 2000. He was a professor of accounting of the College of Business at Ohio University, Athens, Ohio, from July 1997 until July 2009, and was Dean of the College from July 1997 until he retired on June 30, 2007. From 1993 to 1996, Mr. Corlett was Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of N.W. Ayer & Partners, an international advertising agency, headquartered in New York, New York. Mr. Corlett also served as Chief Financial Officer of N.W. Ayer & Partners from 1990 to 1995. Prior to joining N.W. Ayer & Partners, Mr. Corlett had a long history with PricewaterhouseCoopers where he was partner-in-charge for mergers and acquisitions in New York from 1988 to 1990; tax partner-in-charge in Denver from 1984 to 1988 and in Cleveland from 1979 to 1984; and held partner and staff positions from 1971 to 1979. Mr. Corlett also serves on the board of directors of Preformed Line Products Company, an international designer and manufacturer of products and systems employed in the construction and maintenance of overhead and underground networks for energy, communications and broadband network companies. Mr. Corlett’s education and business management experience in the areas of marketing, finance, treasury, accounting, and tax, including the skills and knowledge he developed as an accounting practitioner and educator, qualify him to continue serving as a member of the Board of Directors.

Michael Finn

Mr. Michael L. Finn is Independent Director of Rocky Brands, Inc., since 2004. Mr. Finn has served as President of Central Power Systems, a wholesale distributor of outdoor power equipment in Columbus, Ohio, since 1985, and President of Chesapeake Realty Co., a real estate development and management company in Columbus, Ohio, since 1970. Mr. Finn has also served as Chairman of the Board of Directors of Power Source Canada, a Canadian corporation, since 2004, and as Chairman of the Board of Directors of Integrated Distributors Network, LLC, a Wisconsin corporation, since 2004, both of which market and distribute outdoor power equipment. Mr. Finn has also served as Chairman of the Board of Directors of Power Distributors, LLC, an Ohio limited liability company, since 2012, which is a distributor of outdoor power equipment and related products. Mr. Finn’s board member experience, operations and management experience in retail and distribution, and business management experience, including his service as a president of both a distribution company and real estate development company, qualify him to continue serving as a member of the Board of Directors.

G. Haning

Mr. G. Courtney Haning is Independent Director of Rocky Brands, Inc., since 2004. Mr. Haning has served as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Peoples National Bank, a community bank in New Lexington, Ohio, since January 1991, and of Peoples National BancShares Inc., a bank holding company, since its formation in 1996. He also served as President of Peoples National Bank from January 1991 until January 2015 and President of Peoples National BancShares Inc. from 1996 until April 2015. Mr. Haning’s business management experience in finance, corporate credit, and community relations, including his service as a chief executive officer, qualify him to continue serving as a member of the Board of Directors.

Harley Rouda

Mr. Harley E. Rouda, Jr., is Independent Director of Rocky Brands Inc. From November 2009 until November 2012, he served as President of Real Living Real Estate, a national franchisor of real estate services headquartered in Columbus, Ohio and Chicago, Illinois. He has also served as Chief Executive Officer and General Counsel of HER Realtors, a Columbus based real estate firm, since May 1999 and May 1997, respectively. Prior to serving as Chief Executive Officer, Mr. Rouda served as President of H.E.R Realtors from May 1996 until May 1999. Mr. Rouda’s business management experience in marketing and operations, including his service as a chief executive officer, qualify him to continue serving as a member of the Board of Directors.

James Stewart

Mr. James L. Stewart is Independent Director of Rocky Brands, Inc., since 1996. Mr. Stewart has served as the proprietor of Rising Wolf Ranch, Inc., East Glacier, Montana, a summer resort and a winter rehabilitation center for teenage boys involved with drug abuse. Mr. Stewart also consults for various retail and catalog companies. Between 1984 and 1991, Mr. Stewart served as the President and Chief Executive Officer of Dunns Inc. and as the Vice President and General Manager of Gander Mountain Inc. Before that time, he served Sears Roebuck & Co. for 28 years in various management capacities. Mr. Stewart’s business management experience in retail sales and marketing, process management, and corporate leadership qualify him to continue serving as a member of the Board of Directors.