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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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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, Human Resources

As VP of Human Resources, John brings over 30 years of business, management, cross-functional and leadership experience to his role. He has made significant contributions to Edgewell Personal Care’s strategic and operational performance and has been instrumental in building capabilities, leading change, championing talent management and development, and establishing and nurturing Edgewell’s Culture.

Prior to this, John lead Edgewell’s North American commercial organization. He played a major role in the subsequent integrations of Playtex, Edge, Skintimate, American Safety Razor, and the former J&J feminine care brands. With varied experience working for other international CPG companies, including Pfizer, Warner-Lambert and Kraft, his knowledge and leadership skills are vital to the company as Edgewell continues to grow in a dynamic and complex market.

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Colin Hutchison

Chief Operating Officer

Colin brings a wealth of experience and an impressive track record of performance and achievement to the role of Chief Operating Officer of Edgewell. Prior to his role as COO, he was Vice President of the International Commercial group, where he delivered strong sales and profit results since the formation of Edgewell in 2015.

Since joining the company in 2004 as Vice President Europe for Wilkinson Sword, he also held the roles of Vice President for Personal Care in Europe and Vice President and General Manager for EPC’s Private Brands Group.

Prior to Edgewell, Colin worked for several 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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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 packaged goods, strategy, business development, operations, financial management, accounting principles and financial reporting rules and regulations.

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. He began his career at Ernst & Young LLP where he spent over eight years in both audit and tax functions.

In addition to his Edgewell board position, he is a director of Aramark Corporation, and chairs its Audit Committee and serves on its Finance Committee. Mr. Heinrich was also named a director of Ball Corporation in August 2016.

Carla Hendra

Global Chairman
OgilvyRED

Ms. Hendra’s extensive experience in marketing, advertising and strategic consulting provide her with insights into commercial issues such as brand strategy, digital marketing, data and analytics, and long-term planning that provide valuable benefits to Edgewell’s board. She is a global integrated marketing services and innovation leader with more than 25 years of experience in B2B and B2C marketing.

She is the global chairman of OgilvyRED, vice-chairman of the Ogilvy & Mather Worldwide Board, and sits on the Ogilvy & Mather Executive Committee.

In addition to serving on the Edgewell Board, she also sits on the Board of Directors for Caleres, Inc. (formerly the Brown Shoe Company), and is a member of the Advisory Board of Reye Partners, LLC. She was formerly a director at Unica Corporation 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

Mr. Hoover serves as the lead independent director of Edgewell. His broad and extensive experience provides the board with valuable insight into complex business, operational and financial issues. His chairmanship of our Finance and Oversight Committee has been significant, as that committee directly advises management on financial and economic issues and strategies.

Mr. Hoover last served as chairman and chief executive officer of Ball Corporation, a supplier of packaging solutions for beverage, food and household products customers as well as aerospace and other technologies and services. He previously served as chief financial officer and chief operating officer. He is also a director of Ball Corporation and Eli Lilly and Company, and formerly a director of Steelcase, Inc. and 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, and a practical perspective and understanding of environmental, regulatory and sustainability issues. Mr. Hunter’s extensive experience as a director also provides him with insight into effective compensation plan design and a thorough understanding of current issues, trends and concerns in executive compensation design. Mr. Hunter also serves on the Finance and Oversight Committee.

Mr. Hunter previously served as chairman, president and chief executive officer of Solutia, Inc., a global manufacturer of performance materials and specialty chemicals. He is also a director of KMG Chemicals, Inc. and was formerly a director of Hercules, Inc.

James C. Johnson

General Counsel (Retired)
Loop Capital Markets LLC

As a member of Edgewell’s Nominating and Executive Compensation and Audit Committees, Mr. Johnson provides extensive executive management and leadership experience, in addition to legal, compliance, risk management, corporate governance and compensation expertise.

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. Mr. Johnson is also a director of Energizer Holdings, Inc., Ameren Corporation and HanesBrands Inc., and serves on the Board of Trustees of the University of Pennsylvania.

Elizabeth Valk Long

Executive Vice President (Retired)
Time, Inc.

As a valuable part of Edgewell’s Audit and Nominating and Executive Compensation Committees, Ms. Long provides marketing and communications expertise and a breadth of corporate experience to the board.

Ms. Long retired as executive vice president of Time Inc. in 2001. She was the first female to be named publisher at the company, and responsible for Time’s consumer marketing, customer service, newsstand distribution, production, human resources, legal affairs and communications.

Ms. Long has served on the board of The J.M. Smucker Co. since 1997, and is chair of the Executive Compensation Committee and a member of the Audit Committee. She previously served as director for Steelcase Inc., Belk Inc., Wachovia Corp. and Jefferson Pilot Corp. Ms. Long is trustee emerita at Hollins University, where she served as board chair for four of her 19 years as trustee. She currently chairs the board of St. Timothy’s School and is a director of The Summit Charter School Foundation.

Rakesh Sachdev

Chief Executive Officer
Platform Specialty Products Corporation

As a member of Edgewell’s Audit Committee, Mr. Sachdev brings nearly 30 years of experience in leadership, finance, strategy and general management to the board, and his skills in both management and finance are invaluable. He provides knowledge of financial accounting, accounting principles and financial reporting rules and regulations, and experience in evaluating financial results and generally overseeing the financial reporting processes of a large public company.

Mr. Sachdev became chief executive officer of Platform Specialty Products Corporation in 2016. He was formerly a part of Sigma-Aldrich Corporation, where he held the roles of president and chief executive officer and prior as chief financial officer and chief administrative officer. Before Sigma-Aldrich, he held positions with ArvinMeritor, Inc., and Cummins Engine Company.

In addition to his Edgewell board position, Mr. Sachdev also serves on the board of directors for Platform Specialty Products and Regal Beloit Corporation, and as a member of the Board of Trustees of Washington University in St. Louis.