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H. Todd Stitzer, 64, 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 Drosos, 53, 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, P&L, 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, 73, 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 in order that it might benefit from his general
management and retail specific skills.
Helen McCluskey, 61, was appointed as a Director of Dean Foods Company in November 2015 and Avon 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, 72, 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
Thomas Plaskett, 72, 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 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 of Directors on October 5, 2016. Mr. Sokoloff currently serves as a Managing Partner with Leonard Green, 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: The Container Store, Shake Shack, Inc., and Whole Foods Market, Inc. Previously, Mr. Sokoloff served on the board of Rite Aid Corporation until May 2011.
Robert Stack, 65, has been a Director of publicly held 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 BristolMyers
Company (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.
Eugenia Ulasewicz, 62, 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, 72, 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.
Vice President, Corporate Affairs
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