Michael Kors , , , Honorary Chairman, Chief Creative Officer and Director

Michael Kors is Chief Creative Officer, Honorary Chairman and a director of the Company. Mr. Kors studied fashion design at the Fashion Institute of Technology in Manhattan and in 1981 created what has become an enduring and iconic luxury lifestyle empire with a distinctive point of view and global reach. He held his first runway show in 1984 for the Michael Kors fall collection and he has successfully built our Company into a global luxury lifestyle brand. Mr. Kors has been the recipient of numerous industry awards including the CFDA Womenswear Designer of the Year in 1999 and Menswear Designer of the Year in 2003. Amongst his other accolades, Mr. Kors has also been awarded The Accessories Council ACE Award for Designer of the Year in 2006 and Fashion Group International’s Star Honoree at its annual Night of Stars Awards in 2009. In 2010, the CFDA acknowledged Mr. Kors with their most prestigious honor, the Lifetime Achievement Award. He also received the Award of Courage from the American Foundation for AIDS Research (amfAR) in 2011. In addition to all of these accomplishments, from 1998 to 2004 Mr. Kors also served as creative director of Celine, the French luxury brand.

John D. Idol , , , Chairman, Chief Executive Officer and Director

John D. Idol has been the Chairman of Michael Kors since September 2011 and the Chief Executive Officer and a director since December 2003. Previously, from July 2001 until July 2003, Mr. Idol served as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer and a director of Kasper ASL, Ltd., whose lines included the Anne Klein brand. Prior to that, from July 1997 until July 2001, Mr. Idol served as Chief Executive Officer and a director of Donna Karan International Inc. Prior thereto, from 1994 until 1997, Mr. Idol served as Ralph Lauren’s Group President and Chief Operating Officer of Product Licensing, Home Collection and Men’s Collection.

M. William Benedetto , , , Lead Director

M. William Benedetto has been a director of the Company since December 2011 and Lead Director since July 2014. He serves as the Chairman of our Audit Committee and is a member of our Compensation and Talent Committee. Mr. Benedetto is a co-founder and retired chairman emeritus of The Benedetto Gartland Group, a boutique investment bank founded in 1988 that specializes in raising equity capital for private equity firms and providing other investment banking services. From 1983 to 1988, Mr. Benedetto served as executive vice president, director and manager of Dean Witter Reynolds, Inc.’s Investment Banking Division. From 1980 to 1983, Mr. Benedetto served as head of corporate finance for Warburg, Paribas Becker, and previously Mr. Benedetto served as an executive in the financial services industry since 1978. Mr. Benedetto was lead director of Donna Karan International from 1996 to 2001 and chaired its audit and compensation committees. Mr. Benedetto was a member of the board of directors of Georgetown University, as well as the chairman of its board of regents until June 30, 2010, and is currently a director of FidelisCare, a not-for-profit healthcare insurance company.

Robin Freestone , , , Director

Robin Freestone has been a director of the Company since November 2016. He is a member of the Audit Committee and Compensation and Talent Committee. From 2006 through August 2015, Mr. Freestone was Chief Financial Officer of Pearson Plc, having previously served as Deputy Chief Financial Officer since 2004. Prior to that, he held a number of senior financial positions at Amersham plc from 2000 to 2004, Henkel Chemicals UK Ltd from 1995 to 2000 and ICI/Zeneca Agrochemicals Ltd (now Syngenta) from 1985 to 1995. He began his financial and accounting career at Touche Ross (now Deloitte). Currently, Mr. Freestone also serves as a non-executive director of Smith and Nephew plc and moneysupermarket.com.

Judy Gibbons , , , Director

Judy Gibbons has been a director of the Company since November 2012. She serves as a member of our Audit Committee and our Governance and Nominating Committee. From 2005 until 2010, Ms. Gibbons was employed by Accel Partners in Europe as a venture partner and board member, focusing primarily on early stage equity investments across mobile applications, digital advertising, e-commerce and social media. Prior to joining Accel Partners, Ms. Gibbons was Corporate Vice President at Microsoft where she spent ten years in international leadership roles in the company’s Internet division. Previously she has held senior positions at Apple Inc. and Hewlett Packard. Ms. Gibbons currently serves as a non-executive director of Hammerson plc and Guardian Media Group plc. She is also a director of Virgin Money Giving, a not-for-profit company within the Virgin Group.

Ann McLaughlin Korologos , , , Director

Ann McLaughlin Korologos has been a director of the Company since March 2013. She serves as the Chair of our Governance and Nominating Committee and is a member of our Compensation and Talent Committee. Ms. Korologos is a former U.S. Secretary of Labor. She is Chairman Emeritus of The Aspen Institute, a nonprofit organization, and previously served as the Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the RAND Corporation from April 2004 to April 2009. Ms. Korologos has significant public company board experience and currently serves as a director of Kellogg Company, Host Hotels & Resorts, Inc. and Harman International Industries, Inc.

Stephen F. Reitman , , , Director

Stephen F. Reitman has been a director of the Company since December 2011. He is a member of our Audit Committee and our Governance and Nominating Committee. Mr. Reitman has served on the board of directors of Reitmans (Canada) Limited, a specialty ladies’ wear retailer based in Canada, since 1984. From 1984 until June 2010, Mr. Reitman served as Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of Reitmans (Canada) Limited, and in June 2010 he was appointed President and Chief Operating Officer and currently serves as President. Mr. Reitman also currently serves on the board of directors of Simone Perele Canada Ltd., a wholly owned subsidiary of Simone Perele S.A.

Jane Thompson , , , Director

Jane Thompson has been a director of the Company since January 2015. She serves as a member of our Audit Committee and is a member of our Compensation and Talent Committee. From 2003 to 2007, Ms. Thompson held various senior roles at Match.com LLC, including Senior Vice President and General Manager, North America. From 2007 to 2009, Ms. Thompson was Managing Director, International at IAC/InterActiveCorp (NASDAQ: IACI), a leading interactive media and Internet company. Ms. Thompson is currently Co-Founder and Director of The Fusion Labs, a UK-based digital marketing and e-commerce company, which operates a network of niche e-commerce sites. She also serves as Chairman of Mysinglefriend.com and as a director of Listcorp.com. Ms. Thompson previously worked as a management consultant at Bain & Company in London and holds a MBA from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.

Jean Tomlin , , , Director

Jean Tomlin has been a director of the Company since March 2013. She serves as the Chair of our Compensation and Talent Committee and is a member of our Governance and Nominating Committee. From 2006 through the end of March 2013, Ms. Tomlin served as Director of Human Resources of the London Organising Committee of the Olympic and Paralympic Games. Previously, she was the Director of Human Resources of Marks & Spencer plc, a major British retailer. Ms. Tomlin also spent 15 years at Prudential plc and nine years at Ford Motor Company in the UK in various human resources management positions. Currently, Ms. Tomlin also serves as a director of J. Sainsbury plc, the UK’s third-largest food retailer and grocery store operator.

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