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A Snacking Powerhouse Driving Sustainable, Profitable Growth

Hostess Brands is a leading sweet snacks company that makes, markets and distributes our delicious treats throughout North America. Our approximately 2,600 employees put their hearts in everything they do, inspiring moments of joy by baking new and classic snacks including Hostess® Donettes®, Twinkies®, CupCakes, Ding Dongs® and Zingers®, as well as a variety of Voortman® cookies and wafers.

We inspire moments of joy by putting our heart into everything we do.

We imagine a world where the everyday is worth celebrating.

— PEOPLE —

We rise together because every member of our diverse team has ownership and common purpose. Our team members are the heart of Hostess.

— NIMBLENESS —

We overcome challenges and take advantage of opportunities by being quick to assess, decide and act.

— INTEGRITY —

We hold ourselves accountable to do the right thing for all stakeholders. Trust is the key ingredient to our recipe for successful relationships and reputation.

— TENACITY —

We depend on our resilience and resolve to achieve the ambitious goals we set.

— INCLUSIVITY —

We are inclusive of ideas, individuals, and differing points of view. Everyone’s contributions are necessary for us to succeed.

— QUALITY —

We do what it takes to deliver a great experience, from the quality of our products to a day in the life of our team members.

CREATIVITY

I actively seek new ideas and ways of working to make us better and outperform our competitors.

COMMITMENT

I am dedicated to doing what it takes to deliver Hostess Brands’ goals while meeting the expectations of my teammates, consumers, communities and external stakeholders.

OWNERSHIP

I am empowered and accountable to act on a problem or opportunity. I focus on outcomes.

POSITIVE ENERGY

I am tirelessly passionate and positive about Hostess Brands, the quality of our food, and our people.

COLLABORATION

I am inclusive of all individuals and functions across Hostess Brands. I communicate, align objectives, and foster teamwork for the best outcome for my teammates and Hostess Brands.

History of

2013

Modern Hostess Relaunched

Nov. 2016

Hostess Goes Public

Feb. 2018

Acquired Cloverhill

April 2019

Opened Chicago Sales and Marketing Office

Aug. 2019

In-Store Bakery Disposition

Dec. 2019

Executed Transition of Primary Distribution Facility to Kansas

Jan. 2020

Acquired Voortman 

Dec. 2020

Surpassed $1 Billion in Net Revenue

June 2021

Issued First Corporate Responsibility Report

Nov. 2021

Completed Cashless Settlement of Outstanding Warrants

March 2022

Announced Addition of New Bakery-of-the-Future in Arkansas

And We Are Just Getting Started!

Our Brands

Learn more about these great snacking brands in our portfolio.

Sharable, sweet treats perfect for whenever snack time strikes. Dolly Madison Bakery®’s crave-worthy cakes, donuts and muffins are individually wrapped for freshness and convenience. Available in multi-count caddies packs, they’re perfect for small business break rooms, concession counters and vending machines.

Baked to perfection and drizzled with tempting icing, Big Texas® cinnamon rolls are a sweet way to start each day. Individually wrapped to ensure freshness and packaged ready for resale, they’re a delicious choice for convenience stores, vending machines, small businesses or even individual homes.

Irresistible danishes, bear claws, and honey buns that add just the right sweetness to a morning cup of coffee. From family pantries and small business kitchens to vending machines and concession stand choices, Cloverhill Bakery® high-quality baked treats are individually wrapped and ready-to-enjoy anywhere.

Jerry Kaminski

Chairman of the Board and Director

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Jerry Kaminski

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Mr. Kaminski has served as our Chairman since October 2020 and as a member of our Board of Directors since November 2016. Since August 2018, Mr. Kaminski has served as Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of Land O’Lakes Inc. From December 2013 until August 2018, he served as Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of the Land O’Lakes, Inc. International business and oversaw Land O’Lakes Global Dairy Ingredients, the Villa Crop Protection joint venture in South Africa, the Bidco Africa joint venture in Kenya and Global Seed Genetics in Mexico. From March 2007 to December 2013, Mr. Kaminski served in various roles of increasing responsibility at Land O’Lakes. Before joining Land O’Lakes, Mr. Kaminski served as a Vice President and General Manager at General Mills, where he held various leadership positions in the retail and business-to-business segments. Mr. Kaminski also served as President and Chief Operating Officer at Sparboe Foods. Mr. Kaminski has been on the board of directors of the Global Dairy Platform since 2012, which is an association of the world’s largest dairy companies promoting sustainable dairy consumption.

Andrew Callahan

President and Chief Executive Officer

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Andrew Callahan

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Mr. Callahan has served as a member of our Board of Directors since April 2018 and as our President and Chief Executive Officer since May 2018. He served as a member of the Tyson Foods Executive Leadership Team in multiple operations general management roles from August 2014 to September 2017, including President of North American Foodservice & International at Tyson Foods, Inc. from February 2017 until September 2017, and President of Retail Packaged Brands, including iconic brands such as Tyson®, Jimmy Dean®, Hillshire Farm®, Sara Lee®, Aidells® and Ball Park®, from August 2014 to February 2017. He served as an Executive Vice President and President of Retail at The Hillshire Brands Company (f/k/a Sara Lee Corporation), a producer of packaged meat and frozen bakery products, from June 2012 until its acquisition by Tyson in August 2014. Prior to joining The Hillshire Brands Company, Mr. Callahan served in positions of increasing responsibility in marketing, sales and general management for Sara Lee Corporation and Kraft Foods, Inc. Prior to joining Kraft Foods, Inc., Mr. Callahan spent seven years in the U.S. Navy as a Naval Flight Officer. Mr. Callahan serves on the board of directors for the Consumer Brands Association, and he previously served on the board of directors for the Grocery Manufacturers Association (GMA), the International Foodservice Manufacturers Association (IFMA), as well as the Make-A-Wish Foundation of Illinois.

Olu Beck

Director

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Olu Beck

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Ms. Beck has served as a member of our Board of Directors since April 2021. Since January 2013, Ms. Beck has been the Founder and Chief Executive Officer of The Beck Group NJ, a boutique advisory and consulting firm driving value creation in private equity-backed small and mid-size consumer-packaged goods companies. Ms. Beck also served as Chief Executive Officer and a member of the board of directors of Wholesome Sweeteners, Inc., a maker of consumer-packaged organic condiments and snacks, from January 2016 to June 2018. Prior to that, Ms. Beck served as Head of Global & U.S. Marketing & Health and Wellness for Johnson and Johnson, Inc. from 2010 through 2012. Prior to Johnson and Johnson, Inc., Ms. Beck served in various Senior Executive roles in Finance, Sales and Marketing at Mars, Incorporated from 1989 to 2009, including serving as Chief Financial Officer of Uncle Ben’s Rice. Ms. Beck has served on the board of directors of Freshpet, Inc. since 2019 and is a member of the audit and compensation committees. She has also served on the board of directors and audit committees of Denny’s Inc. and Saputo Inc. since May and November 2021, respectively.

Laurence Bodner

Director

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Laurence Bodner

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Mr. Bodner has served as a member of our Board of Directors since November 2016. Since October 2019, Mr. Bodner has served as the Chief Executive Officer of Bulletproof 360, Inc., a lifestyle company known for Bulletproof coffee, collagen protein bars, and performance-enhancing food and beverage product lines. Mr. Bodner served as the Chief Financial Officer of Sovos Brands, a food and beverage company seeking to acquire brands from February 2017 through September 2019. From March 2016 to February 2017, Mr. Bodner served as a Senior Advisor at Advent International in its global retail, consumer and leisure team. Mr. Bodner served as Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer of Big Heart Pet Brands (formerly Del Monte Foods) from 2011 through July 2015. He joined Del Monte Foods in 2003 and served the company for 12 years in increasing levels of responsibility across the Finance and Operations functions. Prior to Del Monte Foods, Mr. Bodner also held senior financial positions at Walt Disney Company, as well as The Procter & Gamble Company. Mr. Bodner served on the board of directors of Hearthside Food Solutions, a leading bakery, snack & customized solutions contract manufacturer for packaged foods products in North America and Europe, from April 2015 to May 2018.

Gretchen Crist

Director

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Gretchen Crist

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Ms. Crist has served as a member of our Board of Directors since April 2018. Since April 2022, Ms. Crist has served as Chief People and Culture Officer with PetHonesty, LLC, a pet nutrition business. From June 2020 through March 2022, Ms. Crist was a Managing Director, Consumer Goods and Services, for RSR Partners, Inc. which operates as a board, executive, and leadership recruiting company for businesses globally. From February 2019 to June 2020, Ms. Crist served as the Principal of Win With People Solutions. Ms. Crist served as the Senior Vice President, Human Resources of Henkel Corporation in North America, which is part of Henkel, KGA, a large multi-national public company headquartered in Germany that manufactures adhesive technologies, beauty care products and laundry and home care products, from September 2016 through January 2019. Prior to Henkel, she served as Senior Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer for The Sun Products Corporation, a company she helped found in 2008. Prior to joining The Sun Products Corporation, Ms. Crist was Vice President of Human Resources and Chief Human Resources officer for Playtex Products Corp., a New York Stock Exchange listed company that manufactures personal care products. Ms. Crist joined Playtex in 1995 and held positions of increasing responsibility until being named Chief Human Resources Officer in 2005. Prior to Playtex, Ms. Crist served in various human capital leadership roles with the New Power Corporation, Altria and Nestle Waters. Ms. Crist is a member of the society of Human Resources Management and HR50X Group. She is also past Executive Committee member of the Board, Secretary of Make-A-Wish Foundation of Connecticut (2009-2015) and board member of EBP Supply Solutions (2013-2016).

Rachel Cullen

Director

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Rachel Cullen

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Ms. Cullen has served as a member of our Board of Directors since April 2020. Since September 2021, Ms. Cullen has been the owner of R. P. Cullen LLC, focused on advisory work for private equity and small cap food companies. From August 2012 until February 2021, Ms. Cullen served as the President, Chief Executive Officer and a board member of Ruiz Food Products Inc., a privately held, family-owned company and the largest manufacturer of frozen Mexican food in the United States. Prior to Ruiz Foods, Ms. Cullen served as Senior Vice President and Chief Operating Officer—Ice Cream at Dean Foods, Inc. from 2007 through 2012, where she led the successful ice cream centralization strategy and business turnaround. From 2004 through 2007, Ms. Cullen worked at Orange Glo International, a privately held, household cleaning products company, where she served as Vice President of Marketing from 2004 to 2005 and as Chief Operating Officer from 2005 to 2007. Ms. Cullen began her career in 1985 in the consumer-packaged goods industry at General Foods. Her career progressed through a series of marketing assignments at General Foods, Kraft Foods, and Unilever, prior to joining Orange Glo. Ms. Cullen currently serves on the board of directors for the Chuck Jones Center for Creativity, a not-for-profit organization dedicated to teaching the young and young of heart to nurture the creative genius that exists in all of us. Ms. Cullen previously served on the board of directors of MOM Brands (2009-2015) and on the Advisory Board of 2x Consumer Product Growth Partners, L.P. (2007-2012).

Hugh Dineen

Director

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Hugh Dineen

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Mr. Dineen has served as a member of our Board of Directors since April 2021. Mr. Dineen currently serves as President of Global Brands and Global Chief Marketing Officer for Wella Company, a privately held global beauty products company, where he leads all growth functions inclusive of strategy, innovation, marketing, and customer education. From November 2015 until December 2020, Mr. Dineen served as the Senior Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer of MetLife US and of MetLife Global Investment Management (together, “MetLife”), a Fortune 100 insurance company from November 2015 until December 2020, where he was responsible for leading all marketing efforts for over 50% of MetLife globally. He oversaw the building of a highly productive digital ecosystem and digital demand driving strategy for turning customer insights and data into predictable financial value. From December 2012 through October 2015, Mr. Dineen was the Global Vice President and Global Head of Beauty Categories for Avon, Inc, a Fortune 500 global beauty company. He held various senior management roles, including Vice President of Marketing, at Johnson & Johnson from 1997 through November 2012. Mr. Dineen sits on a strategic advisory board for Abbott Laboratories.

Ioannis Skoufalos

Director

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Ioannis Skoufalos

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Mr. Skoufalos has served as a member of our Board of Directors since January 2020. From September 2021 to January 2022, he served as Chief Supply Chain Officer at BlueTriton Brands, Inc., a company that offers a portfolio of regional spring water and national purified water brands. From June 2011 to June 2019 he served as the Global Product Supply Officer of The Procter & Gamble Co., a global provider of consumer packaged goods, leading its Supply Network, which includes procurement, manufacturing, customer service and distribution, quality assurance, engineering and innovation program management. From July 2007 until June 2011, Mr. Skoufalos served as Vice President, Product Supply, Global Operations at The Procter & Gamble Co., and he served as The Procter & Gamble Co.’s Vice President, Project Supply, Global Home Care, Snacks, Coffee, Fragrances & Flavors from August 2004 through June 2007. Prior to these roles, he served in other roles of increasing responsibility in engineering and supply at Procter & Gamble after joining as a chemical engineer in 1984. Mr. Skoufalos served on the board of directors of Pinnacle Foods from September 2016 to December 2018. He has been a member of the board of advisors of Blume Global Inc. since September 2020, and has advised the CEO of Blue Yonder since March 2020 and now serves as a member of the advisory board of Blue Yonder (acquired in October 2021 by Panasonic Connect). He has also served on the board of directors of the National Association of Manufacturers, U.S.A. since 2012.

Craig Steeneck

Director

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Craig Steeneck

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Mr. Steeneck has served as a member of our Board of Directors since November 2016 and previously served as Lead Independent Director from January through December 2019. Mr. Steeneck has been a member of the board of directors of Freshpet, Inc. since November 2014, where he chairs the audit committee. Mr. Steeneck has been a member of the board of directors of Utz Brands, Inc. (formerly known as Collier Creek Holdings) since November 2018, of which he is the chairman of the audit committee and a member of the compensation committee. Mr. Steeneck served as a member of the board of directors of Kind Inc. from May 2019 to June 2020. Mr. Steeneck served as the Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Pinnacle Foods Inc. from July 2007 through October 2018, where he oversaw the company’s financial operations, treasury, tax, information technology, investor relations and corporate development and was an integral part of the integration team for several of its acquisitions. From June 2005 to July 2007, Mr. Steeneck served as Executive Vice President, Supply Chain Finance and IT of Pinnacle Foods Inc., helping to redesign the supply chain to generate savings and improved financial performance. From April 2003 to June 2005, Mr. Steeneck served as Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer and Chief Administrative Officer of Cendant Timeshare Resort Group (now Wyndham Destinations, Inc.), playing key roles in the wide-scale organization of internal processes and staff management. From March 2001 to April 2003, Mr. Steeneck served as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Resorts Condominiums International (now Wyndham Destinations Inc.). From October 1999 to February 2001, he was the Chief Financial Officer of International Home Foods Inc.

Andrew Callahan

President and Chief Executive Officer

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Andrew Callahan

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Mr. Callahan has served as a member of our Board of Directors since April 2018 and as our President and Chief Executive Officer since May 2018. He served as a member of the Tyson Foods Executive Leadership Team in multiple operations general management roles from August 2014 to September 2017, including President of North American Foodservice & International at Tyson Foods, Inc. from February 2017 until September 2017, and President of Retail Packaged Brands, including iconic brands such as Tyson®, Jimmy Dean®, Hillshire Farm®, Sara Lee®, Aidells® and Ball Park®, from August 2014 to February 2017. He served as an Executive Vice President and President of Retail at The Hillshire Brands Company (f/k/a Sara Lee Corporation), a producer of packaged meat and frozen bakery products, from June 2012 until its acquisition by Tyson in August 2014. Prior to joining The Hillshire Brands Company, Mr. Callahan served in positions of increasing responsibility in marketing, sales and general management for Sara Lee Corporation and Kraft Foods, Inc. Prior to joining Kraft Foods, Inc., Mr. Callahan spent seven years in the U.S. Navy as a Naval Flight Officer. Mr. Callahan serves on the board of directors for the Consumer Brands Association, and he previously served on the board of directors for the Grocery Manufacturers Association (GMA), the International Foodservice Manufacturers Association (IFMA), as well as the Make-A-Wish Foundation of Illinois.

Stuart Blankenhorn

Vice President Strategy

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Stuart Blankenhorn

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Stuart Blankenhorn has served as our Vice President of Strategy since May 2019. Prior to Joining Hostess Stuart worked for Blue Apron in various strategic and operational roles. He has a background in investment banking and strategic consulting working with clients across the consumer packaged goods landscape.

Michael Cramer

Chief Administrative Officer

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Michael Cramer

Mike Cramer has served as our Chief Administrative Officer since April 2013. He has served as Vice President at CDM Hostess Class C, LLC, Vice President at Hostess CDM Co-Invest, LLC, and Vice President at Fairmont Aviation LLC since April 2013, as a director of Gores Metropoulos, Inc. from January 2019 to December 2020, and as a director of Gores Metropoulos II since January 2021. From June 2010 through November 2014, he served as Senior Vice President and Director of Pabst Brewing Company. From July 2010 through August 2017, he served as Founding Director of the Texas Program in Sports and Media at University of Texas - Austin and also was appointed as a Senior Lecturer. He continues to serve as a Senior Fellow in the Moody College of Communications at the University of Texas - Austin.

Mike Gernigin

Chief Accounting Officer

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Mike Gernigin

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Mike Gernigin has served as our Chief Accounting Officer since November 2021. He has been with the Company since September 2016 as the Corporate Controller. From September 2013 until September 2016, he served as Corporate Vice President, Controller at the former H.D. Smith Wholesale Drug Company, a pharmaceutical wholesaler, heading its core finance, accounting, treasury and tax functions. Prior to that, he served in various roles at KPMG LLP.

Tina Lambert

Vice President of Marketing Center of Excellence

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Tina Lambert

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Tina Lambert has served as Vice President of Marketing Center of Excellence since December 2020. As leader of the Marketing COE, Tina oversees Digital Advertising, Communications, Consumer Insights, Innovation, Shopper Marketing and Insights and eCommerce marketing. Prior to joining Hostess Brands, Tina ran various innovation teams at Tyson Foods, Inc. from 2014 – 2020.  Her roles at Tyson included running the agile Innovation Lab, Foodservice Innovation, Disruptive Innovation, and Innovation Strategy & Planning. As leader of Innovation Strategy & Planning, Tina ran the integration of innovation processes, systems and projects for Tyson Foods and Hillshire Brands after the acquisition. From 2010 to 2014 she acted as Marketing Director of Meals and Desserts Innovation for Kraft Foods working on brands including Jello®, Cool Whip® and Kraft Mac & Cheese®.  Tina led Marketing Innovation in various roles at The Kellogg Company including on the Mini Wheats®, Special K®, Froot Loops®, Pop-Tarts® and Krave® brands from 2004 to 2010.  She began her career at Procter & Gamble in 1999, holding brand management roles on brands including Sunny Delight® and Pringles®.

Travis Leonard

Chief Financial Officer

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Travis Leonard

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Travis Leonard has served as our Chief Financial Officer since May, 2022. Prior to joining Hostess Brands, he served as senior vice president and CFO of the Medical segment at Cardinal Health. He joined Cardinal Health in 2018 as Corporate Treasurer. Prior to that position, he served in finance and corporate audit roles at Cargill. Earlier in his career, he spent nearly 14 years in various finance roles of increasing responsibility across multiple businesses at Kraft Foods.

Arist Mastorides

Chief Customer Officer

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Arist Mastorides

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Arist Mastorides has served as our Chief Customer Officer since January, 2022. Prior to joining Hostess Brands, he was the President of the North America Family Care business of Kimberly-Clark Corp., a global personal care and tissue products company, from May 2019 through December 2021, where he was responsible for P&L management of the following brands: Cottonelle, Scott, Kleenex and Viva. Prior to that position, he held the following positions at Kimberly-Clark: Vice President/General Manager of the North America Infant Care business (October 2018 through April 2019), Vice President/General Manager of North America Child Care business (January 2017 through September 2018) and Vice President/General Manager of the Global Walmart team (March 2012 through December 2016). From September 2011 through February 2012, Arist was the Senior Vice President of Direct Accounts for Diamond Foods. Prior to this, he served in a variety of marketing and sales roles at Kimberly-Clark. Arist currently serves on the Board of Directors and as the Treasurer of the Xavier Catholic Schools System.

Dan O’Leary

Chief Growth Officer

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Dan O’Leary has served as our Chief Growth Officer since May, 2021. From February 2019 through April 2021, he was at Tyson Foods, serving first as Senior Vice President of the Hillshire Farm business unit, and then as of September 2019, as the Group General Manager of the Prepared Retail business, where he was responsible for P&L management of the following brands, among others: Jimmy Dean, Hillshire Farm, and Ball Park. From October 2014 through February 2019, he was Senior Vice President at Mizkan America with responsibility for marketing, consumer insights, R&D and key supply chain functions. From August 2004 through October 2014, Dan was at Kraft Foods in a variety of general management, marketing and sales roles.

Darryl Riley

Chief Sustainability Officer

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Darryl Riley

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Riley joined Hostess Brands in 2016 as Senior Vice President, Quality, Food Safety and R&D. Prior to joining Hostess Brands, he held positions of increasing responsibility at various food companies, including Kraft Heinz and Kellogg Company. Riley earned his bachelor's degree in chemical engineering from the New Jersey Institute of Technology.

Gary Schmidt

Interim Chief Supply Chain Officer

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Gary Schmidt

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Gary Schmidt has served as our Interim Chief Supply Chain Officer since January 2022. From January 2020 through January 2022, he served as Head of Manufacturing, and Engineering at Hostess Brands. From July 2018 through November 2019, he served as President and CEO at Bakemark, North America’s largest Bakery distribution company. Prior to his role at Bakemark, he worked for Kanpak, a golden state food company, as Chief Operating Officer from January 2016 through July 2018 and as Head of Global Supply Chain, as well as other executive roles, at Corbion from August 2008 through December 2015.

Jolyn Sebree

General Counsel

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Jolyn Sebree

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Jolyn Sebree has served as our General Counsel since April 2013. From March 2012 through April 2013, she served as Senior Vice President, Acting General Counsel and Corporate Secretary at Interstate Brands Corporation and related entities. Prior to this role, she served as Vice President and Assistant General Counsel at Interstate Brands Corporation and related entities from August 2011 to March 2012.

Rob Weber

Chief People Officer

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Rob Weber

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Rob Weber has served as our Chief People Officer since September 2019. From October 2018 through August 2019, served as Chief Human Resources Officer at Sears Holding Company, and from 2015 through September 2018, he served as its Vice President of Human Resources. Prior to his roles with Sears Holding Company, Mr. Weber worked for Groupon, Inc. as Senior Human Resources Director for North America from July 2013 through September 2014 and as Head of Global Talent Development from October 2014 through September 2015.

Hostess Brands is Committed to Progress and Transparency on our ESG Journey

We are committed to making progress against our Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) initiatives as we strive to integrate them into our daily operating procedures. We are also focused on being transparent with our key stakeholders as we continue on our sustainability journey.

We have identified four priority areas of focus which we believe are important to our long-term growth and sustainability:

GOVERNANCE

Board governance and oversight of ESG related matters, ethics, risk management and Board diversity is a continuing force driving our corporate direction.

HEALTH & SAFETY

Worker health and safety is paramount to success. Further, food safety is critical to long-term stability and growth.

DIVERSITY, EQUITY, INCLUSION & BELONGING

Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Belonging as well as retention and equitable behavior initiatives are foundational to our success.

ENVIRONMENT

We are committed to managing environmental matters including water and energy usage. We are focused on enhancing our processes to support responsible sourcing of materials and ingredients.