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Introduction Board of Directors

David P. Hatfield

Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of the Board

David began his Edgewell career in the Eveready Battery division in 1988. Over the next ten years, he served in a number of capacities including Advertising Manager (during the Energizer Bunny launch), Director of Marketing for Latin America, and Director of Marketing North America.

He later served as Vice President, Europe, Marketing and then as Vice President, North America and Global Marketing, where he helped formalize our M&A strategy and lead the Schick acquisition.

In 2004, he was promoted to Executive Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer. In 2007, David was named as President and Chief Executive Officer, Schick-Wilkinson Sword and, later, to the same titles for the Energizer Personal Care division after the acquisition of Playtex.

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Sandy J. Sheldon

Chief Financial Officer

Sandy has been the Vice President Finance with Energizer since 2006 and in positions of increasing responsibility within Energizer prior to that date.  In her role as VP Finance, she led the global Finance function for both divisions through several strategic initiatives including acquisitions and integrations, restructuring, and working capital projects. She became part of the Schick Wilkinson Sword management team in 2004, shortly after the acquisition by Energizer, providing financial management and FP&A leadership through integration, and through all of the subsequent Personal Care acquisitions.

Prior to joining Energizer, she served as Manager, Internal Audit of Ralston Purina from 1986 to 1993 and as an auditor with PriceWaterhouseCoopers.

As CFO at Edgewell, Sandy will help the Personal Care business grow from a financial perspective and bring a strong focus to maintaining profitability. She will lead the charge as we look to free up cash flow to further enable investments in innovation and new product development.

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Tony Bender

Chief Information Officer & VP Global Business Services

As CIO and VP of Global Business Services, Tony leads Edgewell’s Global IT organization and Global Business Services pertaining to Indirect Procurement and HR.  Tony joined Energizer Holdings in 2012 as VP and Chief Information Officer. Since then, he has been instrumental in launching and directing numerous strategic initiatives to establish a culture of innovation through the adoption of information technology and business process improvement. These initiatives include: ERP standardization and consolidation to SAP; Hyperion Financial Management and planning; SAP business Intelligence; multiple acquisition integrations; and the EHI separation project.

Tony’s previous roles include: VP IT, Unilever; VP & CIO, Alberto Culver Company; SVP & CIO, The Relizon Company; VP & CIO, Dan River Inc.; Director Systems Development, Springs Industries; and Senior Manager, Price Waterhouse, where he served as a senior leader in their Supply Chain Management consulting practice.

Tony is a member of the St. Louis CIO Board, Executive Council and Editorial Advisory Board of Consumer Goods Technology magazine, and a frequent speaker on technology innovation within the Consumer Goods industry.

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Teresa Ceotto

VP Human Resources

Since 1998, Teresa has held progressive divisional and corporate HR roles within Energizer Holdings, including HR Director, NA and HR Director NA & Corporate Compensation. She served as Vice President, Human Resources, Energizer Personal Care, assisting with the acquisitions of Playtex and American Safety Razors. Over the last few years, she has held the position of VP, Human Resources, EHI, Americas.

Prior to joining Energizer Holdings, Teresa worked in the corporate division of Ralston Purina Company. She also spent five years in progressive HR roles within the healthcare industry.

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Peter J. Conrad

Chief Administrative Officer

Peter has been in the Edgewell Personal Care family since first joining Energizer Holdings in 1997 as Global Vice President, Human Resources. Previously, he held the same global position at Ralston Purina in the Protein Technologies division.

He has also managed employee relations for the Frito-Lay Division of PepsiCo, in various regional offices as well as its national headquarters. Prior to that, he worked in labor relations at Ford Motor Company across various U.S. locations.

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Elizabeth Dreyer

VP, Controller & Chief Accounting Officer

Elizabeth began her career in finance at the Indianapolis office of Deloitte in 1993.  She joined Guidant Corporation (NYSE; acquired by Boston Scientific) in 1998 as a Senior Financial Analyst, and later served as their Manager of Corporate Accounting and Financial Reporting.  She moved to publicly held ADESA, Inc. in 2004 as their Director of Internal Audit and was promoted to Vice President of Continuous Improvement, serving in that capacity until ADESA was purchased.

After leaving ADESA, Elizabeth served as the Chief Financial Officer for privately held Createc Corporation.  In 2008, Elizabeth joined Zimmer Corp. (NYSE) as their Vice President of Finance, responsible for budgeting/forecasting, financial shared services, and financial oversight of the Global R&D organization.  Elizabeth joined Hillenbrand, Inc. (NYSE) in 2010 as Vice President, Controller and Chief Accounting Officer, and also served as Interim Chief Financial Officer in 2014.

In 2015 Elizabeth was named Vice President, Controller & Chief Accounting Officer of Energizer’s Personal Care Division.

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John Hill

VP Commercial, North America

Since 2007, John has lead Edgewell Personal Care’s strategic and operational aspects in the North American commercial organization. He was instrumental in the subsequent integrations of Playtex, Edge, Skintimate, American Safety Razor, and the former J&J feminine care brands.

With over 25 years of varied experience working for international CPG companies including Pfizer, Warner-Lambert and Kraft, his commercial knowledge and leadership skills are instrumental as Edgewell continues to grow in the dynamic and complex North American market.

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Colin Hutchison

VP Commercial, International

Colin joined Energizer in 2004 as Vice President Europe for Wilkinson Sword. In 2006 he led the successful integration of the Personal Care and Household Divisions in Europe. After the Playtex acquisition, he became Vice President for Personal Care in Europe and led planning for the distribution expansion of Hawaiian Tropic and the Hydro brand launch.

After the American Safety Razor acquisition, Colin was appointed Vice President and General Manager for EPC’s Private Brands Group. Overseeing strategic development for the global private label wet shave business, he reshaped the portfolio and developed a roadmap for growth through NPD and distribution expansion. Additionally, he led the integration of most functions into the wider Personal Care business structures.

Prior to Edgewell, Colin worked for a number of consumer goods businesses based in Europe including United Biscuits and the Campbell’s Soup Company. He held various positions in sales, marketing, and general management that latterly included international responsibilities.

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Al Robertson

Chief Marketing Officer

Al has been a key leader of the Energizer Personal Care business since 2003. In addition to Energizer, Al has extensive experience in domestic, international and global assignments with companies including Johnson & Johnson, Schering Plough, Warner-Lambert, and Pfizer.

As Chief Marketing Officer, Al’s extensive brand and marketing expertise will be instrumental while leading Marketing, global brand management, new product planning and commercialization, global consumer insights and communications, product lifecycle management, and the Latin America commercial organization.

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Manish Shanbhag

Chief Legal Officer

Manish began his Edgewell career in 2013 as the VP and Deputy General Counsel, Marketing and Regulatory. Additionally, he has served on both the Household products and Personal Care leadership teams. Prior to Edgewell, Manish was general counsel of Honeywell International’s Life Safety global business unit. During his tenure, HLS grew from a billion-dollar commercial fire alarm system business to a $3.5 billion life safety business.

Previously, he held various titles at the Gillette Company including corporate counsel, assistant general counsel, and lead environmental lawyer. He was also a member of both the Personal Care global business unit operating committee and the North America Commercial Organization leadership team.

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David S. VerNooy

VP Global Operations & RDE

David first joined Schick in 1986 as a Senior Project Engineer. He then managed several production departments, eventually becoming Milford Plant Director. After moving to Research & Development in 2000, he led new products in men’s shaving systems, including the Quattro platform and the early-stage Hydro planning.

In 2003, David became Vice President of Schick Wilkinson Sword Research, Development and Engineering (RDE) and Operations. He then became the Energizer Personal Care Vice President of Global Operations and RDE following the Playtex acquisition. Later, he focused on integrating the technical and manufacturing functions after the acquisitions of Edge, American Safety Razors, and Femcare. Additionally, he led the technical team through a variety of productivity initiatives and new product launches. He now also oversees Edgewell’s Supply Chain and Direct Procurement.

David previously held engineering and manufacturing positions at General Motors and Bic Corporation.

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David P. Hatfield

Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of the Board
Edgewell Personal Care

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Daniel J. Heinrich

Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer (Retired)
The Clorox Company

Mr. Heinrich brings to Edgewell more than 34 years of experience in consumer products, financial management, operations, and strategy development and execution.

Mr. Heinrich was last Executive Vice President and CFO of The Clorox Company. Prior to Clorox, he was Senior Vice President and Treasurer of Transamerica Finance Corporation and, previously, worked in a variety of capacities for Ford Motor Company’s financial services group. In addition to his Edgewell board position, he is a director of Aramark Corporation, serving on its finance and audit committees and a board member for Energizer Holdings, Inc.

Carla Hendra

Global Chairman
OgilvyRED

Ms. Hendra is the Global Chairman of OgilvyRED, Vice-Chairman of the Ogilvy & Mather Worldwide Board, and sits on the Ogilvy & Mather Executive Committee. She is a global integrated marketing services and innovation leader with more than 25 years of experience in B2B and B2C marketing with expertise in strategy consulting, digital, data and branding, and has a long track-record of success in various roles at Ogilvy & Mather.

In addition to serving on the Edgewell Board, she also sits on the Board of Directors for the Brown Shoe Company, a multi-billion dollar global footwear wholesaler and retailer, and a member of the Advisory Board of Reye Partners, LLC, an investment management firm. She was formerly a director at Unica and the non-profit Dress for Success, and has been an advisor for education non-profits PENCIL and Schools That Can in New York.

R. David Hoover

Chairman and Chief Executive Officer (Retired)
Ball Corporation

As former chairman of Energizer Holdings, Inc., Finance and Oversight Committee, Mr. Hoover provides our board extensive experience and valuable insight into complex business, operational, and financial issues.

Mr. Hoover last served as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of aerospace and packaging manufacturer Ball Corporation. He previously served as Chief Financial Officer and Chief Operating Officer. He is also a director of Ball Corporation, Eli Lilly and Company, and Steelcase, Inc., and formerly a director of Qwest Communications International, Inc.

John C. Hunter

Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer (Retired)
Solutia, Inc.

As Edgewell’s Nominating and Executive Compensation Committee chairman, Mr. Hunter provides insightful experience in risk management as well as a practical knowledge of environmental, regulatory, and sustainability issues. He also served as Nominating and Executive Compensation Committee chairman for Energizer Holdings, Inc.

Mr. Hunter previously served as Chairman, President, and Chief Executive Officer of Solutia, Inc., a global manufacturer of performance materials and specialty chemicals and a former director of Penford Corporation, KMG Chemicals, Inc., and formerly a director of Hercules, Inc.

James C. Johnson

General Counsel (Retired)
Loop Capital Markets LLC

Mr. Johnson has extensive executive management and leadership experience across a number of industries as well as deep legal, compliance, risk management, corporate governance, and compensation expertise. Mr. Johnson serves as a director on the Edgewell Personal Care Board.

Mr. Johnson last served as General Counsel of financial service firm Loop Capital Markets LLC. Previously, he held a variety of positions at aerospace and defense company Boeing. His positions included Vice President, Corporate Secretary, and Vice President and Assistant General Counsel, Commercial Airplanes. He is also a director of Ameren Corporation and Hanesbrands, Inc. and continues to service as a director of Energizer Holdings, Inc.

Elizabeth Valk Long

Executive Vice President (Retired)
Time, Inc.

Ms. Long has served as a director on the board of the J.M. Smucker Co. since 1997, and is Chair of the Executive Compensation Committee. She previously served as director for Steelcase Inc. and Belk Inc. She also served as a director on the boards of Wachovia Corp. and Jefferson Pilot Corp. Ms. Long is Trustee Emerita at Hollins University, chairs the board of St. Timothy’s School in Stevenson, MD and is a director of The Summit Charter School Foundation in Cashiers, NC. She also previously served on a number of not-for-profit boards, including the United Way of NYC and East Side House Settlement.

Ms. Long retired as Executive Vice President of Time Inc. in 2001. In her role, she was responsible for the Company’s consumer marketing, customer service, newsstand distribution, production, human resources, legal affairs and communications.

Rakesh Sachdev

President and Chief Executive Officer
Sigma-Aldrich

Mr. Sachdev currently serves as President and CEO of Sigma-Aldrich, a leading Life Science and High Technology company focused on enhancing human health and safety. He brings with him nearly 30 years of experience in leadership, finance, strategy and general management.

Mr. Sachdev previously served as Chief Financial Officer and Chief Administrative Officer. Prior to Sigma-Aldrich, he held positions with ArvinMeritor, Cummins, the University of Illinois-Urbana Graduate School of Engineering, and Larsen & Toubro Ltd. In addition to his Edgewell board position, he is also a director for Regal Beloit Corporation and the Saint Louis Zoo Association.