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William M. Cook, is the former Executive Chair (2015-2016) of Donaldson Company Inc., a technology-driven global company that manufacturers filtration systems to remove contaminants from air and liquids. Mr. Cook is also the former Chair, President and Chief Executive Officer (2004-2015) of Donaldson. Prior to that, Mr. Cook held various roles at Donaldson of increasing responsibility, including service as Senior Vice President, International (2000–2004); Chief Financial Officer (2001–2004); and Senior Vice President, Commercial and Industrial (1994–2000). Mr. Cook is also currently a Director of IDEX Corporation (where he serves as the Non-Executive Chairman of the Board and also on the Audit Committee) and serves as Chairman of the Board of AXALTA Coating Systems, Ltd. (also serves on the Audit and Environment, Health, Safety, and Sustainability Committees). Mr. Cook was a Director of Valspar Corporation (where he served on the Audit Committee) from 2010 – 2017.

Mr. Cook brings to the Neenah Board his filtration industry and operations experience and financial expertise for the past 35 years at Donaldson where he held a wide range of financial and business positions with global responsibilities. Mr. Cook is an experienced public company Board member having served on the Donaldson Board from 2004-2016 and as an independent public company Director for IDEX since 2008 and Valspar since 2010. Mr. Cook also has valuable Board experience from his past service to various private and charitable organizations. Mr. Cook holds a B.S. degree in Business Management and an M.B.A. degree from Virginia Tech.

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Donna M. Costello, was the Chief Financial Officer of C&D Technologies from 2016 until early 2020. Previously, Ms. Costello served as Chief Financial Officer of Sequa Corporation, a $1.5 billion global manufacturer and service provider in the Industrial and Aerospace markets, from 2008 to 2015. Prior to being promoted to Chief Financial Officer in 2008, Ms. Costello served as Vice President and Controller of Sequa Corporation, which was a publicly traded company until its acquisition by The Carlyle Group in 2007. From 2002 to 2005, Ms. Costello served as Vice President and Controller of Chromalloy Gas Turbine, Sequa’s largest subsidiary. Ms. Costello began her career in 1995 as an auditor for Arthur Andersen and advanced through a series of assignments to become a senior audit manager in 1999. Ms. Costello currently serves as a director of CTS Corporation, a manufacturer of sensors, actuators, and electronic components for the aerospace/defense, industrial, medical, telecommunications/IT, and transportation markets, a position she has held since 2021, where she serves on both the compensation and audit committees. She also serves as a Director of Horizon Global, a designer, manufacturer, and distributor of towing, trailer, and cargo management products, and serves on the audit committee. Ms. Costello received her BBA and MBA from Iona College. Ms. Costello is a certified public accountant and a member of both the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the New York State Society of Certified Public Accountants. Ms. Costello is also a member of the Henry Crown Fellowship Program of the Aspen Institute.

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Margaret S. Dano has been serving as a Director of Neenah since 2015. She also has served as a Director of Douglas Dynamics, Inc., a manufacturer of snow and ice control equipment for the global light truck market since 2012 where she chairs the Governance committee and serves on both the compensation and audit committees. Previously, Ms. Dano served as Chair of the Board of Directors for Superior Industries International, a designer and manufacturer of aluminum road wheels for sale to original equipment manufacturers, as Lead Director from 2010 to 2017 and as a member of the Board of Directors since 2007.

Ms. Dano served as Vice President, Worldwide Integrated Supply Chain and Operations for Honeywell Corporation from 2002 until her retirement in 2005. Prior to that she served as Vice President, Worldwide Supply Chain Office Products & GM Printer Papers for Avery Dennison Corporation from 1999 to 2002 and Vice President of Corporate Manufacturing & Engineering from 1996 to 1999. Ms. Dano was previously a member of the Board of Directors of Industrial Container Services, a provider of reusable container solutions in the United States, from 2011 through 2017. She also served on the Board of Directors and the Audit, Compensation and Governance Committees of Fleetwood Enterprises, Inc., and on the Board of Directors and as Lead Director and Chair of the Compensation Committee of Anthony International Equipment Services Corp. Ms. Dano received a BS in mechanical engineering from Kettering University (formerly the General Motors Institute).

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Timothy S. Lucas, has served as an independent consultant on financial reporting issues practicing as Lucas Financial Reporting since 2002. From 1988 to 2002, Mr. Lucas worked at the Financial Accounting Standards Board (“FASB”), where he was the Director of Research and Technical Activities, and Chair of the FASB’s Emerging Issues Task Force. Mr. Lucas has served as a director of Neenah since November 30, 2004. Mr. Lucas received his BA in Economics and BS in Accounting from Rice University and his Master of Accounting from the Jesse H. Jones Graduate School, Rice University. Mr. Lucas’ experience at FASB and his educational background make him an effective member of Neenah’s Board.

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Philip C. Moore, retired as Senior Vice President, Deputy General Counsel and Corporate Secretary of TD Bank Group, Toronto, Canada on December 31, 2016. Mr. Moore joined TD Bank Group in May, 2013, prior to which he had been a partner at McCarthy Tétrault LLP, Canada’s national law firm where he practiced corporate and securities law, with particular emphasis on corporate governance and finance, mergers and acquisitions and other business law issues. He has been involved in many corporate mergers, acquisitions, dispositions and reorganizations, as well as capital markets transactions in a variety of industries and geographies. Mr. Moore has extensive experience in corporate transactions involving the pulp and paper industries. Mr. Moore has been awarded the designation “Chartered Director” from the Directors College, Canada’s leading director education program run by McMaster University and the Conference Board of Canada. He has advised on the design and implementation of numerous executive compensation plans, as well as on executive compensation governance matters. Before joining TD Bank Group, Mr. Moore was with McCarthy Tétrault LLP since 1988, before which he practiced law in Toronto, Canada and Sydney, Australia. From 1994 until 2000 he was a director of Imax Corporation and is currently a director of a number of private corporations. Mr. Moore has served as a director of Neenah since November 30, 2004. Mr. Moore received his BA from McMaster University and his LLB from Queen’s University. Mr. Moore’s educational background and extensive experience in corporate governance and business law makes him an effective member of Neenah’s Board.

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Julie A. Schertell, is the President and Chief Executive Officer of the Company. Ms. Schertell has been in this role since May 2020. Prior to this role, Ms. Schertell was the Chief Operating Officer from December 2019 to May 2020, President of Technical Products from September 2018 to December 2019, and President of Fine Paper & Packaging, from January 2011 - September 2018. Ms. Schertell joined the Company in 2008 and served as Vice President of Sales and Marketing for the Fine Paper division through December 2010. Ms. Schertell was employed by Georgia-Pacific Corporation in the Consumer Products Retail division, where she served as Vice President of Sales Strategy from 2007-2008, and as Vice President of Customer Solutions from 2003 through 2007.

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Shruti Singhal, is the Chief Executive Officer of Chroma Color Corporation, a leading formulator, and specialty color and additive concentrates supplier. Mr. Singhal has worked in North America and Europe with companies like Henkel, Cognis (now BASF), Rohm & Haas, The Dow Chemical Company, and others throughout his career. Before joining Chroma Color, he served as President of DSM’s Engineering Materials Business. Mr. Singhal was appointed to Neenah’s Board in July 2021.  He received a master’s degree in chemical engineering from Drexel University and a bachelor’s in chemical engineering. Also, he completed the Global Marketing Management Program at The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania.

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Tony R. Thene, is the president and chief executive officer of Carpenter Technology Corporation, a leader in specialty alloy-based materials and process solutions. He began his career at Carpenter as Chief Financial Officer in 2013. Mr. Thene is also a member of Carpenter’s Board of Directors. Prior to joining Carpenter, Mr. Thene served as the Chief Financial Officer of the Engineered Products and Solutions Business Group at Alcoa, Inc. from 2010 until 2013. Previously, he served as Vice President and Chief Accounting Officer of Alcoa, where he was responsible for the company’s worldwide accounting systems and records, corporate fiduciary financial processes, and the preparation and filing of Alcoa’s financial statements and reports, as well as the Global Financial Services and Information Systems areas. In his 23-year career at Alcoa, he held a variety of positions, including Director, Investor Relations; Chief Financial Officer for the Flat Rolled Products Group, Chief Financial Officer for Alcoa World Alumina and Chemical; and manufacturing manager for the Alumina Chemicals business. Mr. Thene is also a member of the Furman University Board of Trustees in Greenville, South Carolina. Mr. Thene earned his undergraduate degree in Accounting from Indiana State University and his MBA from Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, Ohio. He is also a Certified Public Accountant.