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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: 71,656 / 0

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: 50,612 / 0

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: 26,384 / 0

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: 984,892 / 0

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 and two qualified as "independent director". The term of office is three years from the appointment.

Mr. Julián Díaz González

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

Date of the appointment: 5th July, 2011

Date of reelection: 22nd April, 2016

Shares and options in the company: 70,373 / 0

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

Hudson, Ltd.

  • Activity: Retail Sales
  • Current: Yes
  • Position: Director and Deputy Chairman

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:  13,973 / 0

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

D. Jaime García-Legaz

Member of the Board of DIA / Independent Director

Date of the appointment: 10th January, 2019  (in interim basis)

Shares and options in the company: 0

Mr Jaime García-Legaz holds a Degree in Business Administration from the University College of Financing Studies (CUNEF). In addition, Mr. García-Legaz holds a PhD in Economics from the Madrid Complutense University. He is a Commercial Technician (Técnico Comercial) and State Economist the State since 1994.

Mr García-Legaz has mainly developed his career in the public sector. He started his professional career at CajaMurcia, as a manager. After that, he was a junior economist at the Bank of Spain and Financial Regulation Director (1993-1995) and Public Debt Director (1993-1999) in the Spanish Treasury.

Between 1999 and 2000 he was Economic Advisor of the Government Presidency, between 2000 and 2002, he was Director of the cabinet of the Secretary of Telecom and between 2002 and 2004, he was a member of the President’s Cabinet as General Director of Welfare and Education.

From 2004 to 2008, he was Director of Economics and Politics in the FAES Foundation and Managing Director of Statistics at the Government of the Region of Madrid. He has also been member of the Spanish National Parliament (Congreso) (2008-2012), where he assumed the Secretary of the Economic Affairs and Finance from 2008 until 2011. In addition, between 2005 and 2008 he was advisor for the Brazilian Chamber of Commerce.

Between 2011 and 2015, he worked for the Ministry of Economic Affairs in the following positions: Spanish Commerce Representative in the European Union and in the G-20 Council of Ministers and Secretary of State for Commerce, International Commerce and Foreign Investment.

During that period, he was also Executive Chairperson of “Invest in Spain” (2011-2012) and Chairperson of ICEX (2011-2015). Between 2015 and 2017, he was the Executive Chairperson of CESCE, the Chairperson of the International Credit Insurance Consortium and the Chairperson of the Informa Dun & Bradsteet.

Finally, between 2017 and 2018 he was Chairperson and CEO of AENA, SME, S.A

Other boards which Mr. Jaime García-Legaz is a member of:

Aena Desarrollo Internacional, SME, S.A.

  • Activity: Aena Internacional is the subsidiary company of Aena for the development of its international activity
  • Current: Yes
  • Position: Director

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