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Nomination and Remuneration Committee

The Nomination and Remuneration committee has four members. It is chaired by one of the company’s independent directors; two of the remaining five members are also qualified as "independent director" and the fourth is qualified as "other external director". The term of office is three years from the appointment.

Mr. Mariano Martín Mampaso

Chairman of the Nomination and Remuneration Committee  of DIA / Independent Director

Date of appointment: 5th July, 2011

Date of last reelection: 21st March, 2017

Shares and options in the company: 58,677

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. Antonio Urcelay Alonso

Member of the Nomination and Remuneration Committee of DIA / other External Director

Date of appointment: 25th June, 2015

Date of last reelection: 21st March, 2017

Shares and options in the company: 40,325

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 are the following:

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

Ms. Angela Spindler

Member of the Nomination and Remuneration Committee of DIA / Independent Director

Date of appointment: 22nd April, 2016

Shares and options in the company: 15,744

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. She has also been, between 2013 and October 2018, the CEO of N Brown Group Plc. and, therefore, responsible for its operating company.

Mr. Richard Golding

Member of the Nomination and Remuneration Committee of DIA / Independent Director

Date of appointment: 9th May, 2018

Shares and options in the company: 938,329

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, member of the Board of Directors and Regional Chief Executive Officer at RJR Nabisco. He has also been Chief Executive Officer of Dorna Promoción del Deporte; Chairman, CEO and member of the Board of Directors of Parques Reunidos and President of Memora Group.

He is currently an operating partner consultant at Hill Path Capital, an industry advisor at Advent International, and the non-executive Chairman of Parques Reunidos.

Other board of directors which Mr Golding is a member of:

Parques Reunidos Servicios Centrales, S.A.

  • Activity: Leisure park operator
  • Current: Yes
  • Position: Non-executive Chairman

Audit and Compliance Committee

The Audit and Compliance Committee has three members. It is chaired by one of the company’s independent directors; one of the remaining three members are also qualified as "independent director" and the third is an external proprietary . The term of office is three years from the appointment.

Mr. Borja de la Cierva Álvarez de Sotomayor

Chairman of the Audit and Compliance Committee of DIA  / Independent Director

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

Date of last reelection: 21st March, 2017

Shares and options in the company: 19,049

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. He is currently member of the Supervisory Board of UNINVEST, S.G.E.I.C., S.A.

Other board of directors which Mr. de la Cierva is a member of are the following:

Be Diligence Strategy Consulting, S.L.

  • Activity: Consulting services
  • Current: Yes
  • Position: Director

Ms. María Garaña Corces

Member of the Audit and Compliance Committee / Independent Director

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

Date of last reelection: 21st March, 2017

Shares and options in the company:  5,435

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, the Chairwoman and CEO of Microsoft Ibérica, S.R.L. and Vice President for EMEA of Microsoft Business Solutions. Since January 2018, she holds the position of Managing Director of Business Services for EMEA of Google L.L.C.

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, A.A.

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

Mr. Sergio Dias

Member of the Board of DIA / External Proprietary Director

Date of the appointment: 16th October, 2018 (interim basis)

Shares and options in the company: 0

Mr. Dias is a graduate in business administration, finance and marketing from the Fundação Armando Alvares Penteado. He has held various management positions and has a long professional experience in the retail sector.

He started his career as an advisor and a senior manager at Arthur Andersen & Co. São Paulo between 1978 and 1988. Between September 1988 and December 2001, he worked for the Carrefour Group performing functions of financial development, M&A and general administration of the e-commerce for non-alimentary products. In particular, from 1988 to 1990 he held different positions in Carrefour France and Carrefour Direction Générale (the Global Headoffice). During this period he was assigned for eight months to the Carrefour USA Headoffice in Philadelphia and for six months to the Headoffice in Taiwan, and he implemented the first grocery logistics platform for Direction Régionale Nord in Paris.

From 1991 to 1999 he became the Financial Controller of the Group at the global level. During this period, he held a finance leading role covering the following areas: Group Strategic Planning and M&A, Group accounting and tax, Group Consolidation and Reporting and Regional Controlling. Finally, from 2000 to 2001, he was part of the team which launched the initiative for Carrefour e-commerce, he worked as Finance Director during several months and as e-Commerce General Director.

He has also been the Finance Director and the Chief Executive Officer of two LVMH Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton SE divisions from 2002 until May 2009 and has occupied different positions as advisor, investor and Chief Executive Officer in four start-ups companies in the fashion sector and spirits drinks between years 2009 and 2017.

He is currently Partner of the retail division at LetterOne Group.

Strategy Committee

The Strategy Committee has five members. It is chaired by one of the company's independent directors; two of the remaining five members are also qualified as "independent director", the fourth is qualified as "other external director" and the fifth is an external proprietary director. The term of office is three years from the appointment.

Mr. Richard Golding

Chairman of the Strategy Committee of DIA / Independent Director

Date of appointment: 21st February, 2018

Shares and options in the company: 938,329

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, member of the Board of Directors and Regional Chief Executive Officer at RJR Nabisco. He has also been Chief Executive Officer of Dorna Promoción del Deporte; Chairman, CEO and member of the Board of Directors of Parques Reunidos and President of Memora Group.

He is currently an operating partner consultant at Hill Path Capital, an industry advisor at Advent International, and the non-executive Chairman of Parques Reunidos.

Other board of directors which Mr Golding is a member of:

Parques Reunidos Servicios Centrales, S.A.

  • Activity: Leisure park operator
  • Current: Yes
  • Position: Non-executive Chairman

Mr. Borja de la Cierva Álvarez de Sotomayor

Member of the Strategy Committee of DIA / Independent Director

Mr. D. Borja de la Cierva Álvarez de SotomayorDate of appointment: 21st February, 2018

Shares and options in the company: 19,049

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. He is currently member of the Supervisory Board of UNINVEST, S.G.E.I.C., S.A.

Other board of directors which Mr. de la Cierva is a member of are the following:

Be Diligence Strategy Consulting, S.L.

  • Activity: Consulting services
  • Current: Yes
  • Position: Director

Mr. Mariano Martín Mampaso

Member of the Strategy Committee of DIA / Independent Director

Date of appointment: 21st February, 2018

Shares and options in the company: 58,677

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. Antonio Urcelay Alonso

Member of the Strategy Committee of DIA / other External Director

Date of appointment: 21st February, 2018

Shares and options in the company: 40,325

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 are the following:

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. Karl-Heinz Holland

Member of the Strategy Committee of DIA / External Proprietary Director

Karl Heinz Holland Date of the appointment: 20th April, 2018

Shares and options in the company: 0

Mr Holland is a graduate in Business Administration from Augsburg University of Applied Sciences. He has held multiple management positions at Lidl Group between 2003 and 2014, successfully leading this company for more than six years.

He is currently the Chairman of the Supervisory Board at Der Gruene Punkt, Senior Advisor at Boston Consulting Group, member of the Supervisory Board at Zooplus AG and member of the Advisory Council of the retail division at Letterone.

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