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David L. Schnadig, Chairman of the Board;
Managing Partner, Cortec

Mr. Schnadig has served as the Chairman of our Board of Directors since June 2012. Mr. Schnadig is a Managing Partner of Cortec. Mr. Schnadig joined Cortec in 1995, oversees a number of Cortec portfolio companies and leads the firm's acquisition activities with regard to consumer and business-to-business products and specialty services companies. Prior to joining Cortec, Mr. Schnadig was Assistant to the Chairman of SunAmerica Inc. Prior to SunAmerica Inc., Mr. Schnadig was an investment banker at Lehman Brothers, Inc. and a management consultant at Cresap, McCormick & Paget. Mr. Schnadig holds a B.A. from Trinity College and an M.B.A. from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University.

Mr. Schnadig was selected to serve on our Board of Directors because of his extensive knowledge and understanding of our business, consumer businesses, corporate strategy, corporate finance, and governance.

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Matthew J. Reintjes, President and CEO,
YETI

Matthew J. Reintjes has been President and Chief Executive Officer of YETI since September 2015 and was appointed to the Company’s Board of Directors in March 2016. Previously, Mr. Reintjes served as Vice President of the Outdoor Products reporting segment at Vista Outdoor Inc., a manufacturer of outdoor sports and recreation products. Prior to that, he was Vice President of Accessories at Alliant Techsystems Inc., an aerospace, defense, and sporting goods company. He was also previously Chief Operating Officer of Bushnell Holdings Inc., a portfolio of leading brands in outdoor and recreation products, and Chief Operating Officer of Hi-Tech Industrial Services, Inc., a supplier of industrial services. Mr. Reintjes also previously served for nine years in a variety of general management roles at Danaher Corporation, a medical device and imaging company. Mr. Reintjes holds a B.A. in Economics from the University of Notre Dame and an M.B.A. from the University of Virginia’s Darden School of Business.

Mr. Reintjes was selected to serve on our Board of Directors because of his perspective and experience as our President and Chief Executive Officer and his extensive experience in corporate strategy, brand leadership, new product development, general management processes, and operations leadership with companies in the outdoor sports and recreation products industries.

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Tracey D. Brown, CEO, American
Diabetes Association

Ms. Brown currently serves as the Chief Executive Officer of the American Diabetes Association (ADA), the nation’s largest voluntary health organization and a global authority on diabetes. Ms. Brown joined the ADA in June 2018 after serving as Senior Vice President of Operations and Chief Experience Officer of Sam's Club, a division of Walmart, Inc. There, she was responsible for creating meaningful member experiences, directing member strategy, marketing and branding, go-to-market execution, data and analytics and membership operations. Prior to her time at Sam’s Club, Ms. Brown served as Chief Executive Officer and managing director of RAPP Dallas, a data-driven integrated marketing agency. Before RAPP, she was Chief Operating Officer for direct marketing agency Direct Impact, where she coordinated strategic, tactical and overall company operations. Previously, Ms. Brown was director of worldwide consumer marketing for Advanced Micro Devices, where she drove global marketing and demand generation activity around the world, including China, India, Russia, France, Spain, Italy and Japan. Earlier in her career, Ms. Brown served in leadership positions at American Express, Proctor & Gamble and Exxon Mobil.

Since February 2019, Ms. Brown has served on the board of directors for WW International, Inc., formerly known as Weight Watchers International, Inc., a global wellness company and the world's leading commercial weight management program. Ms. Brown previously served on the ADA’s National Board of Directors before transitioning to her role as CEO. Ms. Brown received a Bachelor of Chemical Engineering from the University of Delaware and a Master of Business Administration from Columbia Business School in New York.

Ms. Brown was selected to join our Board of Directors in May 2020, filling the vacancy after the resignation of Jeffrey A. Lipsitz.

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Frank D. Gibeau, CEO, Zynga

Mr. Gibeau has served as the CEO of Zynga, a leading provider of social game services, since 2016 and has sat on Zynga’s Board of Directors since 2015. Prior to his time at Zynga, Mr. Gibeau spent more than twenty years at Electronic Arts Inc., a global leader in digital interactive entertainment, in a number of business and product leadership roles. From 2013 until his departure in 2016, he served as Executive Vice President of EA Mobile, where he led strategy, product development and publishing for the company’s mobile games business. From 2011 until 2013, Mr. Gibeau served as President of EA Labels. Mr. Gibeau also spent four years as the President of the EA Games Label. Prior to that role, Mr. Gibeau acted as EA’s Executive Vice President and General Manager of The Americas.

Since 2015, Mr. Gibeau has served as the Chairman of the Corporate Advisory Board for the Marshall School of Business at the University of Southern California. He previously served on the Board of Directors for Cooliris, a mobile content and communication technology company, and Graphiq, a data visualization company. Mr. Gibeau received a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from the University of Southern California and a Masters of Business Administration from Santa Clara University.

Mr. Gibeau was selected to join our Board of Directors in January 2020 because of his strong credentials in corporate strategy, product development, and brand building.

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Mary Lou Kelley , Former President of
E-Commerce, Best Buy

From 2014 to 2017, Ms. Kelley served as the President of E-Commerce at Best Buy Co., Inc. Previously, Ms. Kelley held senior leadership roles in marketing and eCommerce with various companies, including Chico’s FAS, L.L. Bean, and Ashford.com. Earlier in her career, Ms. Kelley served as a management consultant with McKinsey and Company. Ms. Kelley has been an Independent Director at Vera Bradley, Inc. since 2015 and an independent director at Finning International Inc. since 2018. She also serves as an advisor to the senior leadership team of Falabella Retail, the largest department store retailer in South America. Ms. Kelley received a Bachelor of Arts degree in economics from Boston College and an MBA from the Darden Graduate School of Business Administration at the University of Virginia.

Ms. Kelley was selected to join our Board of Directors in February 2019 because of her deep knowledge and experience in driving the customer experience through eCommerce and broader omni-channel strategies.

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Dustan E. McCoy, Former CEO,
Brunswick Corporation

Since 2006, Mr. McCoy has served on the board of directors of Freeport-McMoRan Inc., a mining company, where he currently chairs its compensation committee. In addition, since 2002, he has served on the board of directors of Louisiana-Pacific Corporation, a building materials manufacturer, where he currently chairs its compensation committee. From 2005 to 2016, Mr. McCoy was Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer of Brunswick Corporation, a global manufacturer and marketer of recreation products, and served in various other roles at Brunswick Corporation from 1999 to 2005. Prior to joining Brunswick Corporation, Mr. McCoy served as Executive Vice President for Witco Corporation, a specialty chemical products company, and also served Witco as Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary. McCoy holds a B.A. in Political Science from Eastern Kentucky University and a J.D. from Salmon P. Chase College of Law at Northern Kentucky University.

Mr. McCoy was selected to join our Board of Directors because of his extensive leadership experience and broad understanding of global businesses and his knowledge of legal, compliance, corporate governance, and disclosure matters.

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Michael E. Najjar, Managing Partner, Cortec

Mr. Najjar has served as a member of our Board of Directors since June 2012. Mr. Najjar is a Managing Partner of Cortec. Mr. Najjar joined Cortec in 2004, oversees several Cortec portfolio companies, and leads transaction sourcing efforts. Prior to Cortec, Mr. Najjar was a Managing Director at Cornerstone Equity Investors, a private equity firm. Prior to Cornerstone Equity Investors, Mr. Najjar was an investment banker at Donaldson, Lufkin & Jenrette. Mr. Najjar holds a B.A. from Cornell University and an M.B.A. from The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania.

Mr. Najjar was selected to serve on our Board of Directors because of his extensive knowledge and understanding of our business, consumer businesses, corporate finance, and treasury.

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Roy J. Seiders , Co-Founder and Former
CEO, YETI

Mr. Seiders has served as a member of our Board of Directors since June 2012. From 2006 to September 2015, Mr. Seiders served as our Chief Executive Officer. Mr. Seiders is one of our Founders and has been consistently focused on product design and development, as well as developing our marketing tone. Since September 2015, Mr. Seiders has served as the Chairman and Founder of YETI Coolers. Mr. Seiders holds a B.A. from Texas Tech University.

Mr. Seiders was selected to serve on our Board of Directors because of his unique perspective and experience as one of our Founders and leaders since our inception and because of his passion for, and extensive knowledge of, our products, brand, Ambassadors, and customers.

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Robert K. Shearer, Former SVP and CFO,
VF Corporation

From 2005 to 2015, Mr. Shearer served as Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of VF Corporation, a global lifestyle and apparel company, and from 1986 to 2005, served in various other roles at VF Corporation, including Vice President—Finance and Chief Financial Officer and Vice President—Controller. For two years, he was President of VF's Outdoor Coalition, which was formed with the acquisition of The North Face brand. Prior to joining VF Corporation, Mr. Shearer was a Senior Audit Manager for Ernst and Young. Since 2008, Mr. Shearer has served on the board of directors of Church & Dwight Co, Inc., a household products manufacturer, where he currently chairs the audit committee. He previously served on the board of directors of The Fresh Market, Inc., a specialty grocery chain. Mr. Shearer holds a B.S. in Accounting from Catawba College.

Mr. Shearer was selected to join our Board of Directors due to his extensive public accounting, finance and internal control, and expansion initiatives experience.