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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Gilles Grapinet

56 2014 Chief Executive Officer, Member of the Executive Committee, Director

Marc-Henri Desportes

2018 Deputy Chief Executive Officer, Member of the Executive Committee

Eric Heurtaux

2016 Chief Financial Officer, Member of the Executive Committee

Christophe Duquenne

Chief Technology Officer and Director of the Merchant Services & Terminals, Member of the Executive Committee

Charles-Henri De Taffin

General Counsel, Legal & Compliance, Member of the Executive Committee

Pascal Mauze

2017 Director of Sales and Marketing, Member of the Executive Committee

Olivier Burger

2018 Director of Human Resources, Member of the Executive Committee

Alessandro Baroni

Chief Market Officer of equensWorldline, Member of the Executive Committee

Lisa Coleman

Member of the Executive Committee, CEO of Worldline UK

Claude France

Member of the Executive Committee, Head of Operations of Worldline France

Wolf Kunisch

2019 Member of the Executive Committee, equensWorldline Chief Operation Officer and Deputy CEO

Vincent Roland

Member of the Executive Committee, Director of the Merchant Services

Marc Schluep

Managing Director of the Regional Business Unit Switzerland, Member of the Executive Committee

Michael Steinbach

2016 Member of the Executive Committee, CEO of equensWorldline and Financial Services

Olivier Stuckens

2014 Member of the Executive Committee, Director of the Mobility & e-Transactional Services global business line

Giulia Fitzpatrick

59 2018 Director

Romeo Lacher

59 2018 Director

Gilles Arditti

63 2014 Independent Director

Aldo Cardoso

63 2014 Independent Director

Danielle Lagarde

59 2019 Independent Director

Ursula Morgenstern

54 2014 Independent Director

Sophie Proust

54 2016 Independent Director

Luc Remont

50 2014 Independent Director

Susan Tolson

57 2014 Independent Director

David Pierre-Kahn

Worldline Head of Investor Relations

Biographies

Name Description

Gilles Grapinet

Mr. Gilles Grapinet has been Member of the Executive Committee, Chief Executive Officer and Member of the Board of Worldline SA since April 30, 2014. He is Member of Company's Investment Committee and of the Strategy and Innovation Committee. He is a graduate of the Ecole Nationale d’Administration and a French Inspecteur General des Finances (General Finance Inspector). He was Director of Information Systems and Strategy at the French Direction Generale des Impots (Tax department), and Director of the Copernic program, charged with creating an “e-Tax department” for electronic filing of tax returns and payment of taxes. He was an economic and financial adviser to the French Prime Minister in 2003 and 2004, and then chief of staff (Directeur de cabinet) to two ministers of the Economy and Finances from 2004 to 2007. In 2007, he became a member of the Executive Committee of Credit Agricole SA, in charge of Strategy and later of the Group’s Systems and Payment Services division. Mr. Grapinet joined Atos in December 2008. He currently serves as Senior Executive Vice President in charge of Global Functions of the Atos group, in which capacity he has headed Global Support Functions, ensured coordination and development of Global Sales and Marketing as well as of the Consulting and Technology Services division of the Atos group, and supervised development of the Group’s activities. Mr. Grapinet has been Worldline’s Chief Executive Officer since July 2013. He received the French Legion d’Honneur (Chevalier) in 2011.

Marc-Henri Desportes

Mr. Marc-Henri Desportes has served as Deputy Chief Executive Officer, Member of the Executive Committee of Worldline SAS since July 2018. He previously served as Senior Executive Vice President at the company as of July 2013. He is a graduate of the Ecole Polytechnique and of the Ecole des Mines de Paris. He was Deputy Program Director of the Copernic program at the French Ministry of Finances from 2000 to 2005, and then was in charge of audit coordination at BNP Paribas from 2005 to 2006. Mr. Desportes was then Chief Information Officer at BNL, BNP Paribas’ Italian subsidiary. He joined the Atos group in 2009 as Director of the Global Innovation Business Development & Strategy Global Business Line (GIBS), and then became Director of the High Technology Settlement Services and Specialized Activities Business Unit in July 2011. Mr. Desportes is a member of the executive committee of Atos SE.

Eric Heurtaux

Mr. Eric Heurtaux has been Chief Financial Officer of Worldline SA since December 1, 2016. He is a graduate from Ecole des Mines de Paris and holds a Master of business Administration from INSEAD. He began his carrier at the Boston Consulting group. For more than 12 years within the Atos group, he held several positions among which driving the group TOP program, enhancing Atos operational performance and conducting the integration of acquired companies in Atos, in particular Bull. Eric was previously Chief Financial Officer of Atos Big Data & Security (BDS) division, where he was responsible for strategic and financial planning, financial controlling and reporting, internal control, tax & corporate development. As Worldline Chief Financial Officer, he oversees the Company’s finance and accounting organizations and is also in charge of the TEAM efficiency program alongside the IT and purchasing.

Christophe Duquenne

Mr. Christophe Duquenne serves as Member of the Executive Committee, Chief Technology Officer and Director of the Merchant Services & Terminals of Atos Worldline SAS. He is a graduate of the Ecole Centrale in Paris. He joined Atos in 1987 and has held numerous managerial positions there. After directing the Group’s French activities for six years, he joined the global management team in July 2011.

Charles-Henri De Taffin

Mr. Charles-Henri De Taffin is Member of the Executive Committee and General Counsel, Legal & Compliance of Worldline SA. He received a Postgraduate Degree (DEA) in business law from the Universite Paris X – Nanterre and a Postgraduate Degree (DESS) in litigation, arbitration and alternative dispute resolution from the Universite Paris II – Pantheon Assas. He spent 9 years as business lawyer in the international law firm, Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton, where he focused on mergers and acquisitions, restructuring, international contract law but also on arbitration and dispute resolution. In 2013, he joined the legal department of the Atos group and particularly contributed, as Head of Legal Special & Strategic Projects, to the main acquisitions, financing and capital markets transactions, including Worldline’s IPO. In 2016, he became Deputy General Counsel for Atos France.

Pascal Mauze

Mr. Pascal Mauze serves as Member of the Executive Committee and Sales and Marketing Director of Worldline SA. He started his career in 1994 as a network consultant, and in 1999, became a BU Manager for Admiral (later LogicaCMG, now CGI). After training in international management at HEC, he first joined Cisco, before joining the Telecom division of Atos SI, in 2006. At the end of 2012, he was asked to lead the Atos Group's growth and industrialization program under the supervision of Gilles Grapinet and then Patrick Adiba. In July 2015, he was recruited by Accenture to develop Energy & Utilities sales for France and Benelux.

Olivier Burger

Mr. Olivier Burger has been Director of Human Resources, Member of the Executive Committee at Worldline SA since 2018. He is a graduate of SUPMECA and the Ecole Normale Superieure. He started his career in France at Renault in software development. After two years spent in Canada for the French Foreign affairs, he joined Alstom in the train division where he headed several managerial positions in the field of fail-safe control systems in France and in the United Kingdom. In 2004, he joined Areva to lead various Human Resources managerial positions of several Global Business Units and then in charge of Talent Management for the Group. Olivier joined Atos in 2016 as Human Resources Senior Vice President of the Big Data & Security Division. He was also in charge of the WellBeing@Work and the Expert policy at Group level at Atos before joining Worldline.

Alessandro Baroni

Mr. Alessandro Baroni is Chief Market Officer of equensWorldline, Member of the Executive Committee at Worldline SA. He started his career in strategy consulting, first at Roland Berger Strategy Consultants and then at Boston Consulting Group, focusing on Financial Services as well as Consumer Goods & Retail assignments in Europe and US & Canada, developing his expertise in M&A, corporate development and sales/marketing. He joined Equens in 2008 as CEO of Equens Italy and was nominated to the Equens Board of Directors in 2011. Since then he has held mandates as Head of Cards, Chief Information Officer and - as of 2014 - Chief Market Officer. Mr. Baroni became Chief Market Officer of equensWorldline in 2016. In his role, he is responsible for Sales, Marketing and Client Delivery Management across all equensWorldline geographies. Mr. Baroni is a graduate from Bocconi University in Milan.

Lisa Coleman

Ms. Lisa Coleman serves as Member of the Executive Committee and CEO of Worldline UK at Worldline SA. She joined the Atos group in 1992, performing various managerial roles in the UK public sector that included personal delivery of major Government Programs. She also took overall responsibility for business development and growth in the UK health sector. Since joining Worldline in 2014, Lisa has responsibility for all Worldline activities within the UK and Ireland which includes contracts to the transport and hospitality market. In addition, since 2017 her scope includes the groups Mobility & Transactional Services business in Germany and Austria.

Claude France

Ms. Claude France is Member of Executive Committee and Head of Operations of Worldline France at Worldline SA. She is a graduate from Institut National Polytechnique de Grenoble. She started her career in the telecom sector at Alcatel and joined the Atos group in 1988, where she held various operational and commercial positions. After having managed the French Financial Processing and Software Licensing business upon the creation of Worldline in 2004, she then directed for 5 years the strategy, the marketing and the business development of the Worldline Group.

Wolf Kunisch

Mr. Wolf Kunisch serves as Member of the Executive Committee, equensWorldline Chief Operation Officer and Deputy CEO. He was previously Member of the Executive Committee and Director of the Financial Processing & Software Licensing global business line. He is a graduate of the Technische Universitaet Berlin and of INSEAD’s MBA program. He began his career as a project manager at Roland Berger Strategy Consultants in Stuttgart, Germany and in Paris. He joined the Atos group in 2000, where he performed management functions in innovative and international business development. He is currently responsible for the Group’s Financial Processing & Software Licensing global business line as well as its German and Eastern Europe geographical zones, and has been in charge of Worldline in Germany since 2010 and in Austria since 2013.

Vincent Roland

Mr. Vincent Roland is Member of the Executive Committee and Director of the Merchant Services at Worldline SA. He is a graduate from Ecole Polytechnique de l’Universite de Louvain and holds a MBA degree from the Solvay Business School. He started his career with the Alcatel group, where he became Vice-President of the Microelectronics division. He then joined Banksys as General Manager, before Banksys was acquired by Atos Worldline. After having been Vice-Président of Atos Worldline for two years, he then joined First Data as Senior Vice-President for Europe, Middle-East and Africa. In 2010, he joins the Point group as Senior Vice-President. Following the acquisition of Point by VeriFone in 2011, he takes over the payment services business in the Verifone Executive Committee. In 2016 he rejoins Worldline as manager of the Merchant Services business line.

Marc Schluep

Mr. Marc Schluep is the Managing Director of the Regional Business unit Switzerland at Worldline SA. Previously he was the CEO of SIX Payment Services after having been Head Corporate Development with responsibility for strategic development at SIX Group. He held the same position at SIX Group from 2004. Mr. Schluep’s professional career began at Arthur D. Little, an international management consultancy, before he cofounded a strategic consultancy company in which he acted as partner. Marc Schluep studied business administration at the University of St. Gallen and Stockholm School of Economics.

Michael Steinbach

Mr. Michael Steinbach has been Member of the Executive Committee and CEO of equensWorldline and Financial Services at Worldline SA since October 2016. He started his career in 1990 in the payments business, becoming Director of DZ BANK AG (Deutsche Zentral-Genossenschaftsbank AG), where he headed the payments, cards and trade finance division. In 2003 he was appointed as Chairman of the Board of Transaktionsinstitut fuer Zahlungsverkehrsdienstleistungen (TAI), a payment service provider, owned by DZ BANK AG and KBC. With the creation of Equens in 2006, out of the merger between TAI and Interpay, Mr. Steinbach was appointed as CEO of Equens SE. Since the incorporation of equensWorldline SE he is its CEO.

Olivier Stuckens

Mr. Olivier Stuckens has served as Member of the Executive Committee and Director of the Mobility & e-Transactional Services global business line Atos Worldline SAS since 2014. He is a graduate of the Institut National Polytechnique de Grenoble and of the University of Huddersfield in England. He joined the Atos group in 1992 and through 2005 performed various managerial roles in the Media and Banking/Finance areas. Beginning in 1999, his duties related to transaction services platforms for large international accounts. He then contributed to the development of Atos Worldline’s Health Sector business, with the creation and management of the GIE Santeos. He was director of the Telecom, Utilities and Media business unit in France beginning in 2006, before being named head of the Mobility & e-Transactional Services global business line in 2013.

Giulia Fitzpatrick

Ms. Giulia Fitzpatrick has been Director of Worldline SA since November 30, 2018. She is Member of the Audit Committee and of the Strategy and Innovation Committee. She has worked for global Financial Services and agricultural firms for over 30 years. After holding various managerial positions at Merrill Lynch from 2000 to 2008, she joined Bunge Ltd, one of the largest provider in agricultural commodities, until 2011. Then, she served at UBS AG as Managing Director in Global Technology until 2018. Mrs. Giulia Fitzpatrick has non-Executive Director experience on non-profit Boards. Giulia Fitzpatrick holds an MBA in Finance from the Wharton School and an MA in International Studies from the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, USA. She has in excess of 30 years of professional experience in risk management, Information Technology and Organizational Transformation primarily in the Financial Services sector and agriculture industry.

Romeo Lacher

Mr. Romeo Lacher has been Director of Worldline SA since November 30, 2018. He is Chairman of the Nomination and Remuneration Committee, Vice-Chairman of the Investment Committee and Co-Chairman of the Strategy and Innovation Committee. He joined Credit Suisse in 1990 and until the beginning of 2017 held multiple senior management positions within the Company, including Global Head of Private Banking Operations from 2004 to 2011. Before his appointment as Chief Operating Officer of the International Wealth management Division in 2016, he was Head Private Banking of Western Europe and EMEA from 2012 to 2016. In 2008 he became member of the Board of SIX Group AG and was elected Chairman of the Board in 2017. Dr. Romeo Lacher also was a Board member of Swisscard AECS and BANK-now for several years. He holds a graduate degree and Ph.D. in business Administration from University of St. Gallen in Switzerland.

Gilles Arditti

Mr. Gilles Arditti serves as Independent Director at Wordline SA since April 30, 2014. He is also member of Company's Audit Committee. He holds a master in finance from the Universite de Dauphine and a master in international finance from the Ecole des Hautes Etudes Commerciales (HEC) in Paris. He also holds an engineering degree from the Ecole Nationale Superieure des Techniques Industrielles et des Mines d’Ales (ENSTIMA) and is a Certified Public Accountant. After six years at Bull and four at KPMG, he joined Atos group in 1990, where until 2004 he was, successively, Director of Mergers and Acquisitions, Director of Finance and Human Resources for Atos Origin in France, and CFO for France, Germany and Central Europe. In 2007, Mr. Arditti became head of Investor Relations and Financial Communication for the Atos group, a position he still holds. Mr. Arditti was a member of the Board of Directors of Worldline Germany from 1993 to 2006.

Aldo Cardoso

Mr. Aldo Cardoso has been Independent Director of Worldline SA since June 13, 2014. He is also Chairman of Company's Audit Committee and Member of the Nominating and Remuneration Committee. He is graduate of Ecole Superieure de Commerce de Paris and holds a master's degree in Business Law. From 1979 to 2003, he held several successive positions at Arthur Andersen, including consultant, partner (1989), Chief Executive Officer audit and financial advisory France (1993-1996), member of the Board of Directors of Andersen Worldwide (1996), Chairman of the Board of Directors (non-executive) of Andersen Worldwide (2000) and Chief Executive Officer of Andersen Worldwide (2002-2003). Since 2003, he has served as a Director of French and foreign companies as Accor, Gecina, Rhodia, Mobistar, Imerys and Engie, among others.

Danielle Lagarde

Ms. Danielle Lagarde has been Independent Director of Worldline SA since December 12, 2016. She joined the Atos group in 2005 where she spent more than eleven years and where she served in several different roles. From June 2014 to January 2017, she served as Group Senior Vice President, in charge of Human Ressources Executive management. Prior to this role and from 2008 to 2014, she was responsible for the Group HR Center of Excellence, in charge of all HR expertise, and was also leading the HR for corporate entities and for all support functions. From 2007 to 2008, she served as Group Vice President of Talent management & HR for corporate entities. She started in the Group as HRD Continental Europe for Atos Euronext in 2005. Prior to Atos Group, Ms. Lagarde served as Senior HR Director EMEA for several Service Lines at DELL, CEO France for RSL Com (US Telco company), HRD Europe for Viatel (US Telco), Managing Director at Millesime Human Resources Ltd. based in Hong Kong, and Corporate Communication Manager for a Group of Airlines (EAS Europe Airlines). She started her career as a Headhunter and was Consultant (Partner) at Switch One during several years. She is currently serving as Chief Human Resources Officer EMEA at Jones Lang Lasalle. She holds a Post Master degree (DESS) in Human Resources from Universite Aix-Marseille (IAE), a Board Member Certification (IFA/Sciences Po Paris) and a “Women on Board” Certification from Harvard Business School.

Ursula Morgenstern

Ms. Ursula Morgenstern serves Independent Director Worldline SA. She joined Atos in 2002 through the acquisition of KPMG Consulting. From 2007 to 2009, she was Senior Vice-President responsible for Systems Integration, and then she was Senior Vice-President responsible for Private Sector Markets. Prior to that, she held a variety of roles in Systems Integration including management roles for sectors and various practices. Before taking on the role as CEO of UK & I in 2012 she was COO for UK & I. From July 2015 to February 2018 she was managing the Global Business & Platform Solutions division. Since February 2018 she is CEO of Atos's Germany GBU (Global Business Unit). She also serves as Director of Bluekiwi Software SAS, Director of Canopy the Open Cloud Company Limited (United Kingdom), Director of Canopy the Open Cloud Company USA, Inc., Director and CEO of Atos IT Solutions and Services Limited (Ireland), Director and CEO of Atos IT Solutions and Services Limited (United Kingdom), Director and CEO of Atos UK IT Limited, Director and CEO of Barabas Limited, Director and CEO of BR Business Systems Limited, Director and CEO of Sema Investment UK Limited, Director and CEO of Sphere Limited, among others.

Sophie Proust

Ms. Sophie Proust has been Independent Director pf Worldline SA since December 12, 2016. She graduated from the Ecole Superieure d’Electricite (Supelec). She joined Bull in 1989 where she held various technical managerial positions and, in particular, she headed the Tera100 Project which granted the CEA, in 2010, with the first Petaflops- scale calculator in Europe. She joined the Atos group in 2014 following the takeover by Atos of Bull, where she lastly held the position of Head of Research & Development. At Atos, she currently is Head of Research & Development for the Big Data & Security division.

Luc Remont

Mr. Luc Remont has been Independent Director at Worldline SA since June 13, 2014. He is also Member of Remuneration and Nominating Committee and as of 2018 also of Audit Committee. He graduated from Ecole Polytechnique and Ecole Nationale Superieure des Techniques Avancees (Ensta) and started his career in 1993 as an engineer at the French Ministry of Defense. From 1996 to 2007, he held several positions at the French Ministry of Economy, Finance and Industry. Initially, he was responsible for the French Treasury’s relations with international development banks (including the World Bank and EBRD) before representing the French State’s shareholding interests in transportation companies. From 2002 to 2007, he served as technical advisor and then deputy chief of staff of the Minister of Finance. In 2007, he joined Merrill Lynch Investment Banking and then he was head of Bank of America Merrill Lynch Corporate and Investment Banking for France beginning from 2009 to 2014. In April 2014, he then joined Schneider Electric, where he served as President of Schneider Electric France between July 2014 and April 2017. Since then, he holds the position of Executive Vice President International Operations at Schneider Electric.

Susan Tolson

Ms. Susan Tolson has been Independent Director of Worldline SA since June 13, 2014. She is also Member of Remuneration, Nominating and Audit Committees. She graduated from Smith College in 1984 with a Bachelor of Arts in economics and earned an Master of Business Administration degree from Harvard business School in 1988. Ms. Tolson started her career as a corporate finance analyst at Prudential-Bache Securities in 1984, and then joined Aetna Investment Management company in 1988 as an Investment Officer, managing private equity investments in media and entertainment companies. From April 1990 to June 2010, Ms. Tolson worked at Capital Research company (Capital Research), a subsidiary of The Capital Group Companies, Inc., one of the world’s largest investment management organizations, successively as an analyst, portfolio manager and then Senior Vice-President, specializing in the high-yield bond market. She has been an active Board member for several corporations and non-profit entities since 2010.

David Pierre-Kahn