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Mark Light, 55, was appointed Chief Executive Officer and a Director of the Company on November 1, 2014. Mr. Light has held senior leadership positions with Signet and its
Sterling Jewelers Division for over 25 years, having previously been President and Chief Operating Officer of Signet and Chief Executive Officer of the Sterling Jewelers
Division since 2006. Mr. Light also serves on the Board of Regis Corporation. Mr. Light has broad and deep knowledge of Signet’s business and the jewelry industry. As Chief
Executive Officer, he has extensive knowledge of Signet’s operations, a broad retail skill set and substantial leadership experience.
H. Todd Stitzer, 65, has been Chairman of Signet since June 2012. Mr. Stitzer is a Director of privately held Massachusetts Mutual Life Insurance Company and a member of the
advisory board of Hamlin Capital Management, a privately held investment advisory firm. Prior to this, Mr. Stitzer was, until its acquisition by Kraft, Inc. in 2010, the Chief
Executive Officer of Cadbury plc (previously Cadbury Schweppes plc). Having joined that company in 1983 as Assistant General Counsel for North America, he later moved
into strategic planning, marketing and sales roles. Mr. Stitzer became CEO of Cadbury plc’s wholly-owned subsidiary, Dr Pepper/7 Up Inc., in 1997 and then of Cadbury plc in
2003. Mr. Stitzer practiced as an attorney with Lord, Day & Lord, was a director of publicly held Diageo plc between 2004 and June 2013, and was a member of the advisory
committee to the board of Virgin Group Holdings Ltd between 2010 and 2014.
Virginia “Gina” Drosos, 54, is President, CEO and a Director of Assurex Health and a Director of American Financial Group Inc. Prior to this, Ms. Drosos was Group President of
the Procter & Gamble Company until September 2012. During her 25 year career at Procter & Gamble, Ms. Drosos held positions of increasing responsibility. In her role as
Group President, Ms. Drosos had responsibility for a $6 billion business unit’s operations, profit and loss, strategy, innovation and long-term business development. With her
broad background in strategic, business and financial planning and operations, Ms. Drosos brings valuable skills and insights to the Company. She has expertise in branding,
marketing, global operations and business expansions into new geographies.
Dale Hilpert, 74, was Chief Executive Officer of Williams-Sonoma, Inc. from April 2001 until his retirement in January 2003. Prior to this he was Chairman and Chief Executive
Officer of Foot Locker, Inc., which he joined as President and Chief Operating Officer in 1995. Mr. Hilpert was a Director of ANN INC. until it was acquired by Ascena Retail
Group in August 2015. Mr. Hilpert was asked to join the Board so that it might benefit from his general management and retail specific skills.
Helen McCluskey, 62, was appointed as a Director of Dean Foods Company in November 2015 and Avon Products Inc. in July 2014. Prior to this, she was President and CEO of
The Warnaco Group, Inc. until its 2013 acquisition by PVH Corporation. Ms. McCluskey joined Warnaco as Group President, Intimate Apparel in 2004, and her
responsibilities continued to increase, becoming Chief Operating Officer in 2010, and President and Chief Executive Officer in 2012. Prior to joining Warnaco, Ms. McCluskey
held various positions of increasing responsibility with Firestone Tire & Rubber Company (1977-1983), Playtex Apparel, Inc (1983-2001) (which was acquired by Sara Lee
Corporation in 1991) and Liz Claiborne Inc. (now Fifth & Pacific Companies Inc.) (2001-2004). Ms. McCluskey served as an Independent Director of PVH Corporation until
June 2014, which position she assumed following the merger with Warnaco in February 2013. With Ms. McCluskey’s broad background in strategy, business planning and
operations, she brings valuable skills and insight to the Company.
Marianne Miller Parrs, 73, is a Director of Stanley Black & Decker, Inc. (previously The Stanley Works Inc.) and CIT Group Inc. She retired in 2007 as Executive Vice President
and Chief Financial Officer of International Paper Company, having joined in 1974 as a Pension Trust Investment Manager and holding a number of positions before first
being appointed Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer in 1995. She held this position until 1999 when she was appointed Executive Vice President with
responsibility for Information Technology, Global Sourcing, Global Supply Chain and Investor Relations. She held this role for six years and she was also reappointed Chief
Financial Officer in 2005. Previously Ms. Parrs was a Security Analyst at a number of firms including Merrill Lynch. The Board considered it necessary to recruit to the Board a
Director with substantial US financial reporting experience.
Thomas Plaskett, 73, has been Chairman of Fox Run Capital Associates, a private consulting firm focusing on financial advisory and corporate governance services for
emerging companies, since 1991. From 1999 until 2000 he served as the Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer of Probex Corp., an energy technology company.
He also served as Vice Chairman of Legend Airlines from 1997 until 2001. Mr. Plaskett served as Interim President, Chief Executive Officer, and Acting Chief Financial Officer
of Greyhound Lines for two years before becoming Chairman from 1995 until 1999, when the company was sold. Previously, he was Chairman, President and Chief
Executive Officer of Pan Am Corporation from 1988 until 1991. Prior to that, Mr. Plaskett was President and Chief Executive Officer of Continental Airlines from 1986 to 1987.
Mr. Plaskett also held several senior management positions at American Airlines Group, Inc. and AMR Company between 1974 and 1986. Mr. Plaskett served as a Director of
Alcon Laboratories Inc. and RadioShack Corporation until May 2011 and November 2013 respectively. Mr. Plaskett joined the Board as his considerable general management
skills were considered to be an enhancement to the overall efficiency and effectiveness of the Board.
Jonathan Sokoloff, 59, was appointed to the Board on October 5, 2016. Mr. Sokoloff currently serves as a Managing Partner with Leonard Green & Partners, L.P. ("Leonard
Green"), one of our significant stockholders, which he joined in 1990. Before joining Leonard Green, he was a Managing Director in Investment Banking at Drexel Burnham
Lambert. Mr. Sokoloff currently serves on the boards of the following public companies: Container Store Group, Inc., Shake Shack Inc., and Whole Foods Market, Inc.
Previously, Mr. Sokoloff served on the board of Rite Aid Corporation until May 2011. Mr. Sokoloff brings particular knowledge and experience in finance, and broad-based
experience in the leadership of retail businesses and the board practices of other major corporations to the Board.
Robert Stack, 66, has been a Director of IMI plc since 2008. Prior to this, Mr. Stack was Global Head of Human Resources for Cadbury plc (formerly Cadbury Schweppes plc)
until his retirement in 2008, having joined Cadbury in 1990 as Vice President, Human Resources, Cadbury Schweppes global beverages unit. On becoming Global Head of
Human Resources in 1996, he also joined the Board of Directors as an Executive Director where he led the recruitment of senior executives as well as board members and
was also responsible for corporate communications and external affairs globally. Mr. Stack held positions of increasing responsibility with Bristol-Myers SquibbCompany
(1972-1980), and Primerica Corporation (formerly American Can Company) (1980-1990), and was a Director of publicly held J Sainsbury plc from 2005 to 2012. Mr. Stack
has extensive general management and human resources knowledge which enhances the overall effectiveness of the Board.
Brian Tilzer, 46, currently serves as Chief Digital Officer at CVS Health Corporation and has more than 20 years of experience in strategic business development, operations and
information technology, with a deep concentration in corporate and e-commerce strategy. Prior to joining CVS Health, Mr. Tilzer was the Senior Vice President of Global e-
Commerce with Staples, where he developed and led several multi-channel digital innovation strategies. Mr. Tilzer holds a BA from Tufts University, an MBA from The
Wharton School, and is a member of the Mass Technology Leadership Council, a leading technology association and the premier network for technology executives,
entrepreneurs, investors and policy leaders.
Eugenia Ulasewicz, 63, is a Director of Bunzl plc and Vince Holding Corp. She was President of Burberry Group plc’s
American division, responsible for the US, Canada, Latin America, Central and South America until her retirement
in March 2013. Ms. Ulasewicz joined Burberry in 1998 and became a member of its executive committee in 2006.
Ms. Ulasewicz has held positions of increasing responsibility with Bloomingdales, a division of Macy’s Inc.
(formerly Federated Department Stores, Inc.) (1975-1991), Galeries Lafayette (1991-1993) and Saks, Inc. (1993-1998).
She has expertise in retail, branding, marketing, omni-channel, global operations and general management that
provides valuable skills and insights to the Company.
Russell Walls, 73, is a Director of Biocon Limited, Mytrah Energy Limited, Aviva Italia Holding S.p.A., and Chairman of Aviva Life & Pensions UK Limited. He was the Group Finance Director of BAA plc until his retirement in 2002 and was an Independent Director of Aviva plc until May 2013. He is a Fellow of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants. The Board considers Mr. Walls to have considerable experience as a financial manager and as such has developed financial knowledge considered to be of significant benefit to its efficiency and effectiveness.
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