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Mark T. Smucker

Age: 53
Director Since: 2009

Professional Experience
Mr. Smucker has been our Chair of the Board, President, and Chief Executive Officer since August 2022. Prior to that time, he served as President and Chief Executive Officer, from May 2016 through August 2022; President and President, Consumer and Natural Foods, from April 2015 through April 2016; President, U.S. Retail Coffee, from May 2011 through March 2015; and President, Special Markets, from August 2008 through April 2011. He is a director and member of the management development and compensation and nominating and corporate governance committees of Kimberly-Clark Corporation, a publicly traded global company that manufactures and sells consumer products, where he has served since September 2019. Mr. Smucker is the son of Timothy P. Smucker, who serves as a Chairman Emeritus of the Board, and the nephew of Richard K. Smucker, who serves as a Director but will transition to a Chairman Emeritus of the Board at our 2023 annual meeting of shareholders.

Skills and Qualifications
The Board concluded that Mr. Smucker should serve as a Director largely due to his role as our President and Chief Executive Officer, his significant knowledge of the Company gained from more than 20 years of experience in various positions within the Company, his experience serving as a director of the Consumer Brands Association and FMI—The Food Industry Association, and his prior experience as a former director and member of the compensation committee of GS1 U.S. The Board believes that the perspectives that Mr. Smucker brings to the Board are particularly valuable in light of the significance of the coffee and consumer foods businesses to the Company. The Board also believes that continuing participation by qualified members of the Smucker family on the Board is an important part of our corporate culture that has contributed significantly to our long-term success.

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