Daniel A. DeMatteo, Michael N. Rosen and Edward A. Volkwein
are in Class 1; R. Richard Fontaine, Jerome L. Davis, James J. Kim and Stephanie M. Shern are in Class 2; and Leonard Riggio, Stanley (Mickey) Steinberg, Gerald R. Szczepanski and Lawrence S. Zilavy are in Class 3.
...Edward A. Volkwein(6)
...Edward A. Volkwein is a director and a member of the Audit Committee, the Compensation Committee and the Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee.Mr. Volkwein is President and Chief Operating Officer of Hydro-Photon, Inc., a water purification technology company.Prior to joining Hydro-Photon, Mr. Volkwein had a broad marketing career beginning in brand management for General Foods and Chesebrough-Ponds, Inc.He served as Senior Vice President Global Advertising and Promotion for Philips Consumer Electronics and as Senior Vice President Marketing for Sega of America, where he was instrumental in developing Sega into a major video game brand.Mr. Volkwein has also held senior executive positions with Funk & Wagnalls and Prince Manufacturing.
THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS RECOMMENDS
THAT THE STOCKHOLDERS VOTE FOR THE ELECTION OF EACH NOMINEE FOR DIRECTOR NAMED ABOVE.PROXIES SOLICITED BY THIS PROXY STATEMENT WILL BE VOTED FOR EACH NOMINEE NAMED ABOVE UNLESS A VOTE AGAINST A NOMINEE OR AN ABSTENTION IS SPECIFICALLY INDICATED.
The current members of the Audit Committee
are Stephanie M. Shern (Chair), Edward A. Volkwein
and Gerald R. Szczepanski, all of whom are "independent" directors under the listing standards of the New York Stock Exchange
The current members of the Compensation Committee
are Gerald R. Szczepanski (Chair), Jerome L. Davis and Edward A. Volkwein
, all of whom meet the independence standards of the NYSE
The current members of the Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee
are Gerald R. Szczepanski and Edward A. Volkwein
, both of whom meet the independence standards of the NYSE