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Corporate Governance Documents

Management

David Maher

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David Maher joined the company in 1991 and was appointed President and Chief Executive Officer in January 2018. Prior to that, Mr. Maher was Chief Operating Officer from June 2016 to December 2017 and Senior Vice President, Titleist Worldwide Sales and Global Operations from February 2016 to June 2016 and Vice President, Titleist U.S. Sales from 2001 to 2015.

William Burke

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William Burke joined the company in 1997 and was appointed Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer in April 2016 after serving as Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Acushnet Company since 2003. Prior to that, he served as Vice President and Controller of Acushnet Company. Before joining the company, Mr. Burke held various finance positions at predecessor parent companies Fortune Brands Inc. and American Brands Inc.

Dennis Doherty

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Dennis Doherty joined the company in 1994 and was appointed Executive Vice President, Chief Human Resources Officer in June 2016 after serving as Senior Vice President, Human Resources since 2000. Before joining Acushnet Company, Mr. Doherty held human resource positions at American Brands Inc. and Revlon Health Care Group.

Brendan Gibbons

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Brendan joined the company in 2017 as Executive Vice President, Chief Legal Officer and Corporate Secretary. Prior to joining Acushnet, Brendan was Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary for Wolverine World Wide, Inc. Before Wolverine, Brendan was Senior Vice President of Legal and Corporate Affairs and General Counsel for Carter's, Inc. Prior to joining Carter's, Brendan worked at Ropes & Gray, LLP, serving in the firm's Private Equity and Securities & Public Companies practice groups.

Mary Lou Bohn

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Mary Lou Bohn joined the company in 1987 and was appointed President, Titleist Golf Balls in June 2016. Prior to that, Ms. Bohn was Executive Vice President, Titleist Golf Balls and Titleist Communications from February 2016 to June 2016, Vice President, Golf Ball Marketing and Titleist Communications from 2010 to 2015 and Vice President, Advertising and Communications from 2000 to 2010.

Steven Pelisek

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Steven Pelisek joined the company in 1993 and was appointed President, Titleist Golf Clubs in March 2016. From 2008 to March 2016, he was General Manager, Titleist Golf Clubs. Prior to that, Mr. Pelisek served as Vice President, Club Sales for both the Titleist and Cobra Club brands.

John (Jay) Duke, Jr.

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John (Jay) Duke, Jr. joined the company in 2014 and was appointed President, Titleist Golf Gear in 2014. Prior to that, Mr. Duke worked at Hasbro, Inc. from 2012 to 2014 where he was Vice President and Global Franchise Leader for Transformers Global Brand. Prior to Hasbro, Mr. Duke was President of Karhu Holdings BV from 2008 to 2012 and prior to that he held various general management positions with Converse Inc. (a subsidiary of Nike). Mr. Duke also spent time earlier in his career working for Morgan Stanley and Reebok.

Christopher Lindner

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Christopher Lindner joined the company in August 2016 as President of FootJoy. Prior to that, Mr. Lindner worked at Wolverine World Wide Inc. from 2010 to August 2016 where he was President of Keds from 2014 to August 2016, Chief Marketing Officer and Senior Vice President of Business Development for Sperry in 2014 and Chief Marketing Officer and Senior Vice President of North America Sales for Saucony from 2010 to 2014. Prior to 2010, Mr. Lindner held various positions with NIKE, Inc., including as Vice President of Global Marketing for Converse and Vice President of Global Marketing for Bauer Hockey (both NIKE subsidiaries), and leadership roles with 800.com, Electronic Arts and Rollerblade.

Board of Directors

Yoon Soo (Gene) Yoon

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Yoon Soo (Gene) Yoon has been the Chairman of Fila Korea since 1994 and was the Chief Executive Officer of Fila Korea from 1991 until March 2018. Fila Korea is a public company listed on the Korea Exchange. Mr. Yoon has served as the chairman of our board of directors since 2011. Mr. Yoon also served as the chairman of the board of directors of Acushnet Company, our operating subsidiary, from 2011 to October 2016 and served as the President of Acushnet Holdings Corp. from 2011 until May 2016. Mr. Yoon was selected to serve as a director because of his affiliation with Fila, his knowledge and experience in consumer products and his experience as the chairman of Acushnet Holdings Corp. since 2011 and as the chairman of Acushnet Company from 2011 to 2016.

David Maher

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David Maher joined the Company in 1991 and was appointed President and Chief Executive Officer of Acushnet Company effective January 1, 2018. Prior to that, Mr. Maher was Chief Operating Officer from June 2016 to December 2017, Senior Vice President, Titleist Worldwide Sales and Global Operations from February 2016 to June 2016 and Vice President, Titleist U.S. Sales from 2001 to January 2016. Mr. Maher has served on our board of directors since March 2018. Mr. Maher was selected to serve as a director because he is our President and Chief Executive Officer and has extensive experience as an executive in the golf industry.

Walter (Wally) Uihlein

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Walter (Wally) Uihlein joined the company in 1976 and was appointed President and Chief Executive Officer of Acushnet Company in 1995 and served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Acushnet Holdings Corp. from May 2016 until December 2017. Mr. Uihlein served as a member of the board of directors of Acushnet Company, our operating subsidiary, since 1984. In 2005, Mr. Uihlein received the PGA of America's Distinguished Service Award, the organization's highest honor. Mr. Uihlein was selected to serve as a director because of his experience as our President and Chief Executive Officer and as an executive in the golf industry.

Jonathan Epstein

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Jonathan Epstein has been the President of Fila USA, Inc. and Global Chief Commercial Officer of Fila since August 2007. In that role, he has restructured and reorganized Fila USA, improving top line revenues, returning the company to profitability and growth. Mr. Epstein has been a close advisor to Fila's Chairman and chief architect behind the brand’s global transformation since 2007. Under Mr. Epstein's leadership, the company expanded its global affiliates from 9 in 2007 to 35 in 2017 and he has been instrumental in managing and retaining those partnerships. Mr. Epstein currently serves as a director of Magnus Holdings and on a variety of boards within Fila's global enterprise. Prior to Fila, Mr. Epstein worked for Adidas America, where he spent 20 years in a variety of leadership roles, including National Sales Manager for the company. Mr. Epstein was selected to serve as a director because of his 37 years of experience in the sporting goods industry and his strong management and commercial background.

Jennifer Estabrook

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Jennifer Estabrook has been the Chief Operating Officer of Fila North America since December 2015 and was the Executive Vice President, Business Operations of Fila USA, Inc. from September 2010 until December 2015. Ms. Estabrook has also been the Head of Global Licensing for Fila Luxembourg S.à.r.l. since 2014 and a member of the Board of Managers of Fila Luxembourg S.à.r.l. since 2007 and has held several other positions at Fila USA, Inc. and its affiliates since 2005. Fila USA, Inc. and Fila Luxembourg S.à.r.l. are wholly-owned subsidiaries of Fila Korea, a public company listed on the Korea Exchange. Ms. Estabrook also serves on the Board of Trustees of the University of Maryland Baltimore Foundation, Inc. Ms. Estabrook served as a member of the board of directors of Acushnet Company, our operating subsidiary, from 2011 to October, 2016. Ms. Estabrook has served on our board of directors since October 2016. Ms. Estabrook was selected to serve as a director because of her affiliation with Fila, her multi-faceted background and experience, particularly her knowledge and operational experience in consumer products and sporting goods and her service as a director of Acushnet Company since 2011.

Gregory Hewett

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Gregory Hewett is the principal of GH Consulting LLC, a private consultancy for businesses and institutional investors that he founded in March 2015. Previously, Mr. Hewett served at The Blackstone Group L.P. from August 2005 through February 2015 in various capacities, including most recently as a Senior Managing Director. Prior to joining Blackstone, Mr. Hewett served as a Director in the Investment Banking Division of Credit Suisse First Boston, which he joined in 2000 when it acquired Donaldson, Lufkin & Jenrette, where he was an Associate in the Investment Banking Division. Prior to joining DLJ, Mr. Hewett practiced law at Bryan Cave LLP. Mr. Hewett was selected to serve as a director because of his significant experience in finance.

Sean Sullivan

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Sean Sullivan is the Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of AMC Networks Inc., a position he has held since 2011. Mr. Sullivan served as Chief Corporate Officer of RMH from 2010 to 2011. Prior to joining AMC Networks Inc., Mr. Sullivan served as Chief Financial Officer of HiT Entertainment from 2009 to 2010 and Chief Financial Officer and President of Commercial Print and Packaging division of Cenveo, Inc. from 2005 to 2008. Mr. Sullivan was selected to serve as a director because of his significant experience in finance and operations.

Steven Tishman

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Steven Tishman is a Managing Director and Global Head of the Mergers and Acquisitions Group at Houlihan Lokey, where he is also a member of the Firm's Management Committee, Co-Head of the Firm's M&A Commitment Committee and a member of the Firm's Corporate Finance Board of Directors. Mr. Tishman joined Houlihan Lokey in January 2012. Previously, Mr. Tishman was a Managing Director at Rothschild Inc., where he served from 2002 to 2012. Prior to joining Rothschild, Mr. Tishman was a Managing Director of Robertson Stephens Inc. from 1999 to 2002, and was a Senior Managing Director of Bear, Stearns & Co. Inc. from 1993 to 1999. Mr. Tishman is currently a trustee of GoodHaven Funds Trust and was previously a director of Cedar Fair L.P., Nautica Enterprises, Inc., Claire's Stores, Inc. and Odimo, Inc. Mr. Tishman was selected to serve as a director because of his extensive experience in finance and management and serving on other public company boards.

Norman Wesley

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Norman Wesley is the former Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of Fortune Brands, Inc. Mr. Wesley joined Fortune Brands in 1984 and became President and Chief Operating Officer of Fortune Brands in January 1999, and Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Fortune Brands in December 1999. He served as Chief Executive Officer through December 2007 and as Chairman until September 2008. Previously, Mr. Wesley held various management positions at Crown Zellerbach Corporation. Mr. Wesley currently serves as a director of Acuity Brands, Inc. and Fortune Brands Home & Security, Inc. Mr. Wesley was previously a director of Keurig Green Mountain, Inc., Pactiv Corporation, and R.R. Donnelly & Sons. Mr. Wesley was selected to serve as a director because of his extensive experience in the consumer products industry, his prior leadership experience, and his experience serving on other public company boards.

Committee Composition

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