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DIA’s board of directors is made up of 10 members, of which six are independent, one is executive and three are classified as “other external directors”. Their term of office is three years from the appointment or, in this case, the reelection by the AGM.

Ms. Ana María Llopis Rivas

Non-executive chairwoman of the Board of DIA / other external director

Date of the appointment: 5th July, 2011

Date of reelection: 22nd April, 2016

Shares and options in the company: 82,970

Degree in Physics from the University of Maryland and PHD in Materials Sciences Engineering from the University of Berkeley. After a period with Procter & Gamble, Banesto and Schweppes, she was the founder and CEO of Openbank, after which she formed part of the Supervisory Board of ABN Amro. Until April 2011, she was a Non-Executive Director of British American Tobacco.

Other boards which Ms. Ana Mª Llopis is a member of:

Société Générale

  • Activity: Banking
  • Current: Yes
  • Position: External independent director. Member of Nomination and Corporate Governance committee.

Global Ideas4all, S.L

  • Activity: Strategic consulting, development planning, market research, dissemination, multi-channel distribution
  • Current: Yes
  • Position: Chief Executive 

José Félix Llopis Foundation

  • Activity: Promotion of cultural exchange, especiality of the fine arts, between Latin America and Spain
  • Current: Yes
  • Position: Patron

Mr. Richard Golding

First Vice Chairman of the Board of DIA / Independent director

Date of the appointment: 5th July, 2011

Date of reelection: 28th April, 2017

Shares and options in the company: 931,309

Mr Golding is a graduate in Business Administration from London Thames University. He has held a number of positions during his career, including Marketing Manager at Cadbury Schweppes, and Chairman and Regional Chief Executive Officer at RJR Nabisco. He has also been Chairman, CEO and member of the Board of Directors of Parques Reunidos. He is currently an operating partner consultant at Hill Path Capital, an industry advisor at Advent International, a consultant at Parques Reunidos.

Other boards which Mr. Richard Golding is a member of:

Memora, Servicios Funerarios, S.L.

  • Activity: Funerary services
  • Current: Yes
  • Position: Chairman and Director

Mr. Mariano Martín Mampaso

Second Vice Chairman of the Board of DIA / Independent director

Date of the appointment: 5th July 2011

Date of reelection: 28th April, 2017

Shares and options in the company: 50,251

Mr Martín is a graduate in Economics from Madrid Complutense University. In 1976 he joined Procter & Gamble, where he spent 33 years, holding different responsibilities in Spain and elsewhere. In June 2009 he resigned from his last position as the company's world sales president. He has been a member of the Board of Directors of AECOC, of the Governing Board of GS1 US, of the Executive Board of Global Commerce Initiative and of the Board of Directors of Zinkia Entertainment S.A.

Mr. Ricardo Currás de Don Pablos

Chief Executive Officer of DIA / executive director 

Date of the appointment: 28th June, 2000

Date of reelection: 22nd April, 2016

Shares and options in the company: 426,840

Degree in Mathematics from the Universidad Complutense de Madrid and a Master in Business Administration (MBA) from the Instituto de Empresa. After a short stay with Arthur Andersen, he joined the DIA Group in 1986 as a management control analyst. In 1991 he became part of the Commercial Management Department, as Private Label Manager. In 1994 he took responsibility for the Retail Operations and Logistics Department and, in 1997, he was appointed Business Manager of the DIA Group. In 2006 he became a member of the Carrefour Group’s Management Committee as Executive Director DIA Spain. In May 2009 he was appointed Executive Director and CEO of the DIA Group in addition to being a member of the Carrefour Group’s Executive Committee. After de DIA spin off from Carrefour, July 5th 2011, he became DIA’s Chief Executive Officer.

Other boards which Mr. Ricardo Currás de Don Pablos is a member of:

Finandia, E.F.C., S.A.U.

  • Activity: Financial
  • Current: Yes
  • Position: Director

AECOC

  • Activity: Manufacturing and distribution
  • Current: Yes
  • Position: Director

Mr. Julián Díaz González

 Member of the Board of DIA/  Independent director

Date of the appointment: 5th July, 2011

Date of reelection: 22nd April, 2016

Shares and options in the company: 53,416

Mr Díaz Gonzalez is a graduate in Business Administration and Management from Universidad Pontificia de Comillas - ICADE. After working as General Manager of TNT Leisure, S.A., General Manager of the Airports Division of Aldeasa, General Manager of Aeroboutiques de Mexico, S.A. de C.V. and General Manager of Deor, S.A. de C.V., he joined Latinoamericana Duty-Free, S.A. de C.V. Since 2004 he has been Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Dufry AG. He is also the Chief Executive Officer and Deputy Chairman of the Board of Directors of Dufry International AG and Deputy Chairman of Dufry South America and of Duty Free Caribbean Holdings

Other boards which Mr. Julian Diaz Gonzalez is a member of:

Dufry International AG

  • Activity: Retail Sales
  • Current: Yes
  • Position: Chief Executive and Deputy Chairman

Dufry South America

  • Activity: Retail Sales
  • Current: Yes
  • Position: Vice Chairman

Duty Free Caribbean Holdings

  • Activity: Retail Sales
  • Current: Yes
  • Position: Vice Chairman

Mr. Antonio Urcelay Alonso

Member of the Board of DIA / other external director

Date of the appointment: 5th July, 2011

Date of reelection: 28th April 2017

Shares and options in the company: 33,536

Mr Urcelay is a graduate in Law from Madrid Complutense University. During his career, he has held the following posts, amongst others: Marketing Department of Procter & Gamble, General Manager of Ahold España, a practising lawyer at J. y B. Cremades, General Manager of the Digsa, S.A. supermarket chain and, subsequently, of Leche Pascual, S.A. In 1996, he joined Toys R Us, where he has held various positions in Spain and abroad. Between 2013 and June 2015, he chaired the Board of Directors of Toys R Us Inc. and was appointed CEO, with responsibility for the company’s entire business worldwide. In 2016, he was a member of the Board of Directors of Tuc Tuc, S.L.

Other boards which Mr. Antonio Urcelay is a member of:

Kipenzi, S.L.

  • Activity: Kiwoko Pet Shop
  • Current: Yes
  • Position: Board member

Calidad Pascual, S.A.

  • Activity: Food industry
  • Current: Yes
  • Position: Board member

Corporación Empresarial Pascual, S.L.

  • Activity: Food industry
  • Current: Yes
  • Position: Board member

Mr. Juan María Nin Génova

Member of the Board of DIA / other external director

Date of appointment: 22nd April, 2016 (on an interim basis on the15th October, 2015 and ratified by the AGM on the 22nd April, 2016)

Shares and options in the company: 8,184

Mr Nin is a lawyer and economist, with a degree from Universidad de Deusto and a Master of Laws from the London School of Economics and Political Science. He has developed his career mainly in the public and finance sector: he was the Programme Director with the Ministry for relations with the European Communities. He was General Manager of Banco Santander Central Hispano, CEO of Banco Sabadell, General Manager of “la Caixa” and, finally, Vice-president and CEO of CaixaBank, Criteria and Fundación La Caixa. He has also been a member of the Boards of Directors of other listed companies of different types. He has held top positions at various institutions such as Deusto University and Fundación Consejo España-Estados Unidos and has been a member of the Board of Asociación para el Progreso de la Dirección. He is currently a senior advisor to Corsair Capital LLC, Permira Asesores S.L., CBRE, Latham & Watkins, Levante Capital Partners and Opportunity Network.

Other boards which Mr. Juan María Nin Génova is a member of:

Azora capital S.L.

  • Activity: Private equity independent management firm
  • Current: Yes
  • Position: Director

Grupo de empresas Azvi S.L.

  • Activity: Construction and real estate
  • Current: Yes
  • Position: Representative in the Board of Directors of Officio-1 S.L., director of the company.

Société Générale

  • Activity: Finance
  • Current: Yes
  • Position: Independent Director. Member of the Risk and Compensation Committee

Ms. Angela Spindler

Member of the Board of DIA / Independent Director 

Date of appointment: 22nd April, 2016 (on an interim basis on 15th February, 2016 and ratified by AGM on 22nd April, 2016)

Shares and options in the company: 7,283

Ms Spindler is a graduate in Psychology from Manchester University. In 1983, Ms Spindler began her career by working in the sales and marketing area at different companies such as Cadbury plc, Coca Cola Schweppes Beverages ltd and Pedigree Masterfoods. She later became an executive manager and carried out business transactions at Asda Stores ltd, between 1997 and 2007, and at Debenhams plc in 2008. Likewise, between 2009 and 2013, Ms Spindler became the CEO of The Original Factory Shop Ltd.

Other boards which Ms. Angela Spindler is a member of:

N Brown Group PLC

  • Activity: Fashion and houseware retailer firm eminently digital
  • Current: yes
  • Position: Chief Executive Officer

JD Williams & Company Limited

  • Activity: Women fashion retailer part of N Brown Group plc
  • Current: yes
  • Position: Chief Executive Officer

Mr. Borja de la Cierva Álvarez de Sotomayor

Member of the Board of DIA / Independent Director

Mr. Borja de la Cierva Álvarez de SotomayorDate of the appointment: 28th April, 2017 (on an interim basis on 5th September, 2016 and ratified by AGM on 28th April, 2017)

Shares and options in the company: 12,260

Mr Cierva Álvarez is a graduate in Business Administration from Santiago de Compostela University. He also has a Master's degree in Business Administration from Vigo University and is a chartered accountant. His career has involved three main areas. He began in auditing, working as an auditor at Arthur Andersen for nine years. In 1995, he joined the General Finance Department of Inditex, S.A., where he had a successful career as the Group's Chief Financial Officer until 2006. Just after, he joined El Corte Inglés, S.A., where he was the Deputy Purchase Manager and, more recently, the Supply Chain Manager, until May 2016. He has also been involved significantly in education and research: he has taught at several universities in Spain and elsewhere and has been a member of the consulting team for the European Transparency Directive and of the accounting experts of the Spanish Commission to implement IFRS at public-sector companies. He has also been a member of the Board of Unirisco SCR, the first university venture capital company authorised by the CNMV (Securities Market Commission) in Spain.

Ms. María Garaña Corces

Member of the Board of DIA / Independent director

Date of the appointment: 28th April, 2017 (on an interim basis on 14th December, 2016 and ratified by the AGM on 28th April, 2017)

Shares and options in the company:  262

Ms Garaña is a graduate in Law and Business Administration from San Pablo CEU University. Ms Garaña also has a Master's degree in Business Management from Harvard University. She has worked at several companies such as Bain & Company, Inc., Grupo Televisión Azteca, S.A. and Zoom Media (USA). She later joined Microsoft México S. de R.L. de C.V. as the Marketing and Business Manager; she has also been the Chairwoman and CEO of Microsoft - Southern Cone and the Chairwoman and CEO of Microsoft Ibérica, S.R.L. In 2015, she was designated Vice President for EMEA of Microsoft Business Solutions, a position which she currently holds.

She has also been a member of the Board of the not-for-profit European Institute of Innovation & Technology. She is currently a member of the Supervisory Board of Euler Hermés (Alliance Group).

  Other board of directors which Ms. María Garaña is a member of are the following:

Alantra Partners S.A.

  • Activity: Global mid-market investment banking and asset management firm.
  • Current: yes
  • Position: Independent Director

Liberbank

  • Activity: banking
  • Current:  yes
  • Position: Independent Director, Chairwoman of the Remuneration Committee and member of the Risk Committee

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