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Trinseo SA (TSE.N)

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Christopher Pappas

61 2016 President, Chief Executive Officer, Director

Barry Niziolek

60 2016 Chief Financial Officer, Executive Vice President

Marilyn Horner

59 2011 Senior Vice President - Human Resources

Angelo Chaclas

52 2015 Senior Vice President, Chief Legal Officer, and Corporate Secretary

Elvis Denton

51 2015 Senior Vice President - Corporate Development and Business Services

Timothy Stedman

47 2015 Senior Vice President - Business President, Basic Plastics & Feedstocks

Hayati Yarkadas

48 2015 Senior Vice President - Business President, Performance Materials

Ryan Leib

39 2016 Principal Accounting Officer

David Stasse

46 2013 Vice President, Treasurer, Corporate Finance

Catherine Maxey

51 2012 Vice President - Public Affairs, Sustainability and Environment, Health and Safety

K Johnson

2017 Director

Joseph Alvarado

64 2017 Independent Director

Jeffrey Cote

50 2015 Independent Director

Pierre-Marie De Leener

59 2015 Independent Director

Philip Martens

57 2016 Independent Director

Donald Misheff

61 2016 Independent Director

Stephen Zide

57 2015 Independent Director

Biographies

Name Description

Christopher Pappas

Mr. Christopher Daniel Pappas is President, Chief Executive Officer, Director of Trinseo S.A. He joined Trinseo as President and Chief Executive Officer in June 2010 and served as interim chief financial officer from November 2015 until June 2016. Prior to joining Trinseo, Mr. Pappas held a number of executive positions at NOVA Chemicals of increasing responsibility from July 2000 to November 2009, most recently as President and Chief Executive Officer from May 2009 to November 2009, President & Chief Operations Officer from October 2006 to April 2009 and Vice President and President of Styrenics from July 2000 to September 2006. Before joining NOVA Chemicals, Mr. Pappas was Commercial Vice President of DuPont Dow Elastomers where he joined as Vice President of ethylene elastomers in 1995. Mr. Pappas began his chemicals career in 1978 with The Dow Chemical Company (“Dow”) where he held various sales and managerial positions until 1995. Education: Mr. Pappas holds a B.S. degree in Civil Engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology and an MBA from the Wharton School of Business at The University of Pennsylvania.

Barry Niziolek

Mr. Barry J. Niziolek is a Chief Financial Officer, Executive Vice President of Trinseo S.A since June 2016. From September 2006 through August 2015, Mr. Niziolek was a Vice President and Controller at E.I. DuPont de Nemours & Company (“DuPont”) where he was responsible for the company’s accounting controls, financial reporting, and financial planning and analysis. During his 34 years at DuPont, he held a wide range of finance roles, including as chief financial officer for the titanium and coatings businesses, as well as chief financial officer for the crop protection business. At DuPont, Mr. Niziolek acquired substantial experience in finance leadership, governance and compliance, board interactions, mergers and acquisitions, risk management, capital structure, corporate planning, new business development, and investor relations. Mr. Niziolek began his career at KPMG, where he was a senior auditor. Mr. Niziolek has a bachelor of science degree in accounting from Wilkes University and his MBA from University of Delaware. He is a certified public accountant.

Marilyn Horner

Ms. Marilyn N. Horner is Senior Vice President - Human Resources of Trinseo S.A. since January 2011. Prior to joining the Company, Ms. Horner held a number of executive positions at NOVA Chemicals where she started her career in 1988. She served as the Senior Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer for NOVA Chemicals from 2008 to December 2010. Ms. Horner also held the positions of Vice President Finance and Controller, Olefins / Polyolefins Division; Vice President Human Resources and Organizational Effectiveness; and Vice President to the Chief Executive Officer. Ms. Horner holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree and an MBA from the University of Windsor in Ontario, Canada.

Angelo Chaclas

Mr. Angelo N. Chaclas is a Senior Vice President, Chief Legal Officer Trinseo S.A. since January 2015. In his role, he provides legal support for all capital markets, transactional, compliance, commercial, regulatory, governance, intellectual property and other operational activities of the Company worldwide. Mr. Chaclas joined the Company in 2010 as Associate General Counsel and Chief Intellectual Property Counsel, where he managed the Company’s global intellectual property portfolio and supported the legal activities of several of the Company’s commercial businesses. Prior to joining the Company in 2010, Mr. Chaclas was Deputy General Counsel and Chief Counsel for the software division of Pitney Bowes where he led its Intellectual Property, Technology Law and Procurement legal functions. Mr. Chaclas holds a bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from Tufts University and a Juris Doctorate from Pace University.

Elvis Denton

Mr. Elvis Jeffery Denton is Senior Vice President - Corporate Development and Business Services of Trinseo S.A. He joined the Company as Vice President—Shared Services and Feedstocks in June 2010 and was named Vice President—Corporate Development and Business Services in October 2014, and subsequently Senior Vice President in October 2015. Mr. Denton is responsible for the Company’s Feedstocks, Procurement, Supply Chain, Customer Service, Information Technology and Corporate Development activities. He previously served in a similar role at the Company (when it was a division of Dow) from September 2009 until June 2010 and as the Director of Joint Venture Implementation at Dow from February 2006 until September 2009. Polystyrene and Engineering Plastics from 1998 to January 2007. Mr. Denton received a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from Alma College.

Timothy Stedman

Mr. Timothy M. Stedman is Senior Vice President, Business President - Basic Plastics & Feedstocks of Trinseo S.A. since November 2015. In this role, he is responsible for business leadership for polystyrene, co-polymers, polycarbonate, and styrene monomer. As part of his role, he serves as a member of the operating committee of the Plastics Division of the American Chemistry Council. Prior to joining the Company, Mr. Stedman spent more than 20 years with ExxonMobil Chemical working in the U.K., the U.S., and Belgium. Most recently, Mr. Stedman was the Europe Business Director for ExxonMobil Chemical’s Basic Chemicals business, and prior to that was the Site Manager for the Fife Ethylene Plant (steam cracker) in Scotland. Stedman also led Global Sales and Marketing organizations for several ExxonMobil Chemical’s Polymers and Intermediates businesses, including the Santoprene business that was formally part of the Advanced Elastomers Systems joint venture with Monsanto. Mr. Stedman served on the boards of Petrochemicals Europe and the European Petrochemical Association until September 2015 and was also a member of the Energy and Climate Change Leadership Group of the International Council of Chemical Associations (ICCA). Mr. Stedman holds a degree in Chemical Engineering from the University of Manchester Institute of Science and Technology, U.K., and the Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Industries Chimiques, Nancy, France. He is also a Chartered Engineer and a Fellow of the Institute of Chemical Engineers (U.K.).

Hayati Yarkadas

Mr. Hayati Yarkadas is Senior Vice President - Business President, Performance Materials of Trinseo S.A. He joined the Company in November 2015 to lead the Rubber, Latex, and Performance Plastics businesses. Mr. Yarkadas has more than 20 years of experience in the materials business. From July 2013 to November 2015, Mr. Yarkadas led the food ingredient business of Tate & Lyle in Europe as Senior Vice President and General Manager, based in London. Prior to that, Mr. Yarkadas spent over 17 years with DuPont in many of its worldwide locations. Most recently Mr. Yarkadas served as General Manager of the DuPont Teijin Films joint venture from May 2009 to May 2013. Previously, he was Global Business Director for DuPont Advanced Glass Interlayers and held a series of roles in sales, sales management, Six Sigma, marketing, product management and business management in plastics and chemicals. Throughout his career, Mr. Yarkadas gained significant operating and global leadership skills with various roles in Turkey, the U.K., Switzerland, the U.S., and Luxembourg. Mr. Yarkadas has a master’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from Istanbul Technical University and an MBA from Imperial College London.

Ryan Leib

Mr. Ryan J. Leib is Principal Accounting Officer of Trinseo S.A. He has been serving as the Company’s principal accounting officer on an interim basis since November 2015. Mr. Leib, has also been the Company’s Corporate Controller since October 2014. He is responsible for the Company’s global consolidation and external reporting, U.S. GAAP technical accounting positions, as well as global accounting policies and procedures. Mr. Leib joined the Company as Assistant Controller in August 2013. Prior to joining the Company, Mr. Leib was a senior manager with PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP, where he was employed since August 2000. Mr. Leib has his bachelor’s degree in accounting from St. Joseph’s University and is a certified public accountant.

David Stasse

Mr. David Stasse is Vice President, Treasurer, Corporate Finance of Trinseo S.A., He joined the Company in July 2013 as Vice President and Treasurer with responsibility for all treasury and investor relations matters, including cash management, risk management, relationships with rating agencies and commercial banks, and financing matters. Mr. Stasse joined the Company from Freescale Semiconductor, Inc., a global semiconductor manufacturer that serves the automotive, networking, consumer and industrial markets, where he served as Vice President and Treasurer since July 2008, and Assistant Treasurer from August 2006 to July 2008. Mr. Stasse holds a MBA in Finance from the University of Maryland and a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Logistics from Penn State University.

Catherine Maxey

Ms. Catherine C. Maxey is Vice President - Public Affairs, Sustainability and Environment, Health and Safety of Trinseo S.A. since June 2010. Previously she held positions of increasing responsibility at Dow, which she joined in 1988, most recently as Public Affairs director for Mergers & Acquisitions, Joint Ventures, Dow Portfolio Optimization/Divestitures and Manufacturing and Engineering from March 2009 until June 2010. She also served as Dow’s Business Public Affairs Director for Performance Chemicals from 2003 to June 2008. Ms. Maxey received a bachelor’s degree in Journalism/Science Writing from Lehigh University.

K Johnson

Ms. K Lynne Johnson is Director of the Companhy. She has served as Chairwoman of Elevance Renewable Sciences Inc., a specialty chemicals company, board of directors from 2015 to 2106 following eight years as President and Chief Executive Officer. Ms. Johnson spent over twenty years in the petrochemical industry with Amoco and BP. At BP, she held both operational and functional roles and served as Senior Vice President of the Global Derivatives operating company within BP’s Innovene business. Ms. Johnson has served on the board of directors for FMC Corporation (NYSE: FMC) since 2013. She received an MOB degree in Organizational Behavior, and a B.S. degree in Psychology, both from Brigham Young University.

Joseph Alvarado

Mr. Joseph Alvarado is Independent Director of the Company. He is the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Commercial Metals Company (NYSE: CMC), a global manufacturer, recycler and marketer of steel and other metals. He joined CMC in April 2010 as Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, was named President and Chief Operating Officer in April 2011, and became President and Chief Executive Officer in September 2011. In January 2017, he passed his President title to his Chief Operating Officer. He has been Chairman of CMC’s board of directors since January 2013. Prior to joining CMC, he was President and Chief Operating Officer of Lone Star Technologies, Inc. from 2004 to 2007. In June 2007, following the acquisition of Lone Star Technologies, Inc. by United States Steel Corporation, Mr. Alvarado was named President of U.S. Steel Tubular Products, Inc., a division of United States Steel Corporation, a position he held until March 2009. Mr. Alvarado began his career at Inland Steel Company in 1976 and spent 21 years with the company in roles of increasing responsibility. He then served in executive roles with Birmingham Steel Corporation and Ispat North America Inc. until joining Lone Star Technologies.

Jeffrey Cote

Mr. Jeffrey J. Cote is Independent Director of Trinseo S.A. He has served as Chief Operating Officer of Sensata Technologies Holding N.V. (NYSE: ST) since July 2012 and as Executive Vice President of its Global Sensing Solutions business since November 2015. He joined Sensata as Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer in January 2007, and was appointed Executive Vice President in July 2007. From March 2005 to December 2006, Mr. Cote was Chief Operating Officer of the law firm Ropes & Gray. From January 2000 to March 2005, Mr. Cote was Chief Operating, Financial and Administrative Officer of Digitas. Previously he worked for Ernst & Young LLP from 1989 until 1997. Mr. Cote is a certified public accountant. Education: Mr. Cote received a B.A. degree in Business Administration and a Master of Accounting from Florida Atlantic University.

Pierre-Marie De Leener

Mr. Pierre-Marie De Leener is an Independent Directorof Trinseo S.A. He has served as interim CEO of Braas Monier Building Group SA from January 2016 to November 2016 and has been Chairman of its Board of Directors since June 2014. Prior to that, he served as Executive Vice President for PPG Industries, Inc. from July 2010 until December 2012. From June 2008 until August 2011, Mr. De Leener also served as President of PPG Europe S.A. Mr. De Leener previously served as Chief Executive Officer of SigmaKalon Group from 1998 until January 2008. In addition, Mr. De Leener served as a member of the Total Fina operating committee from 1998 until 2001. Education: Mr. De Leener received a B.A. degree in Economics and Philosophy and a Master of Chemical Engineering degree from Catholic University of Louvain, Belgium.

Philip Martens

Mr. Philip R. Martens is Independent Director of Trinseo S.A. From February 2011 to April 2015, Mr. Martens served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Novelis, Inc., a leader in aluminum rolled products and can recycling with worldwide operations. He joined Novelis as President and Chief Operating Officer in April 2009. Prior to his employment with Novelis, Mr. Martens served as Senior Vice President of light vehicle systems for ArvinMeritor Inc., a distributor for engine and transmission parts and President and Chief Executive Officer designate of Arvin Innovation, a leading global provider of dynamic motion and control automotive systems. From 1987 to 2005, Mr. Martens held various product development and engineering roles at Ford Motor Company, including his most recent role as a group vice president of product creation from 2003 to 2005. Education: Mr. Martens has an MBA from University of Michigan and received his B.S. degree in mechanical engineering from Virginia Polytechnic Institute.

Donald Misheff

Mr. Donald T. Misheff is Independent Director of Trinseo S.A. He served as managing partner from 2003 until his retirement in 2011 of the Northeast Ohio offices of Ernst & Young LLP, a public accounting firm. As the managing partner of the Northeast Ohio offices of Ernst & Young LLP, Mr. Misheff advised many of the region’s largest companies on financial and corporate governance issues. He began his career with Ernst & Young LLP in 1978 as part of the audit staff and later joined the tax practice, specializing in accounting/financial reporting for income taxes, purchase accounting, and mergers and acquisitions. He has more than 30 years of experience performing, reviewing, and overseeing the audits of financial statements of a wide range of public companies. Education: Mr. Misheff graduated from the University of Akron with a B.S. degree in Accounting.

Stephen Zide

Mr. Stephen M. Zide is Independent Director of Trinseo S.A. He is a senior advisor to Bain Capital in the private equity business, having joined the firm in 1997. From 2001 through 2015, Mr. Zide was a Managing Director of Bain Capital. Prior to joining Bain Capital, Mr. Zide was a partner of the law firm of Kirkland & Ellis LLP, where he was a founding member of the New York office and specialized in representing private equity and venture capital firms. Education: Mr. Zide received an MBA from Harvard Business School, a Juris Doctorate from Boston University School of Law, and a B.A. degree from the University of Rochester.

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