Compass Minerals is governed at the highest level by a Board of Directors with four standing committees: Audit, Compensation, Nominating/Corporate Governance (NCG) and Environmental, Health, Safety and Sustainability (EHS&S) Committees. The Board of Directors and these committees set policy and oversee management’s decision-making for economic, environmental and social impacts of the company’s operations.

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Kevin S. Crutchfield, PRESIDENT AND CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER

Kevin Crutchfield joined Compass Minerals as president and chief executive officer (CEO) in May 2019. He is also a member of the company’s board of directors and serves on the Environmental, Health, Safety and Sustainability (EHS&S) Committee.

Mr. Crutchfield has more than 30 years of mining experience. Prior to joining Compass Minerals in 2019, Mr. Crutchfield served as CEO and member of the board of directors of Contura Energy, Inc., a publicly traded, leading coal supplier, since the company’s inception in 2016. Previously, he served as chairman (from 2012 to 2016) and CEO (from 2009 to 2016) of Alpha Natural Resources, Inc., a coal producer. From 2003 to 2009, he held roles of increasing responsibility at Alpha Natural Resources. Prior to Alpha Natural Resources, Mr. Crutchfield spent over 15 years working at El Paso Corporation, a natural gas and energy provider, as well as other coal and gas producers. He also previously served on the Board of Directors of Couer Mining, Inc.

Mr. Crutchfield earned a Bachelor of Science in Mining and Minerals Engineering from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University. He also completed the Executive Program at the University of Virginia Darden School of Business.

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Valdemar L. Fischer

Valdemar L. Fischer has been a director of the company since February 2017. Mr. Fischer has been serving as the regional director, Latin America, of Syngenta AG, a Swiss agrochemical company, since 2017. He previously served as special advisor to the chief executive officer of Nufarm Limited, a global agriculture chemicals company based in Melbourne, Australia, from 2016 to 2017. Prior to this role, he served as Nufarm’s group executive, global marketing and product portfolio from 2015 to 2016 and as general manager, Latin America from 2010 to 2015. Prior to joining Nufarm, Mr. Fischer held several positions with increasing responsibility at Syngenta, including key leadership roles such as regional head, NAFTA crop protection and regional head Latin America and Brazil, as well as several other international positions at Syngenta’s predecessor companies.

Mr. Fischer serves on the Audit Committee and Compensation Committee.

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Eric Ford

Eric Ford has been a director of the company since August 2011. Prior to his retirement in 2014, Mr. Ford served as executive vice president, office of the chief executive officer of Peabody Energy Corporation, the world’s largest private sector coal company. In this position, Mr. Ford oversaw strategic aspects of the company’s Australia platform, including business direction, operational and commercial strategy, risk management and external stakeholder interaction. Mr. Ford served in various senior executive roles at Peabody since joining the company in 2007. Prior to joining Peabody, he served as chief executive officer of Anglo Coal Australia Pty Ltd.

Mr. Ford serves as the chair of the Environmental, Health, Safety and Sustainability (EHS&S) Committee and also serves on the Nominating/Corporate Governance Committee.

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Richard S. Grant

Richard S. Grant is the non-executive chairman of the board and has been a director of the company since April 2004. From 1998 until his retirement in 2002, Mr. Grant served as chief executive of BOC Process Gas Solutions, a global business providing utilities and services primarily to the chemical, petrochemical, and metals industries. Concurrently, he served as a director of the BOC Group plc and chairman of CNC sa, a Mexican joint venture. Mr. Grant previously served as a member of the board of directors of BlueLinx Holdings, Inc. Mr. Grant also served as the company’s lead independent director from the creation of the position in 2005 to November 2018 (when he was named chairman of the board) except during his service as Compass Minerals’ interim chief executive officer from December 2012 to January 2013 and from November 2018 to May 2019.

Mr. Grant serves on the Audit Committee and the Compensation Committee.

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Joseph E. Reece

Joseph (“Joe”) E. Reece has been a director of the company since 2019. Mr. Reece currently is the chief executive officer of Helena Capital, LLC, a merchant bank he founded in 2015. He returned to this position in 2018 after having served as the executive vice chairman and head of UBS Securities LLC’s Investment Bank for the Americas from 2017 to 2018. Mr. Reece also has served as an employee and acted as a consultant to BDT & Company since October 2019. Prior to these roles, he was at Credit Suisse from 1997 to 2015, in roles of increasing responsibility, including serving as global head of Equity Capital Markets and co-head of Credit Risk. His prior experience includes serving as an attorney for 10 years, including at the law firm Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP and at the Securities and Exchange Commission. Mr. Reece has previously served as a member of the board of directors of Atlas Technical Consultants, Inc., Del Frisco's Restaurant Group, Inc., RumbleOn, Inc., CST Brands, Inc., LSB Industries, Inc. and UBS Securities LLC.

Mr. Reece serves on the Audit Committee and the Board of Directors has determined that he is an audit committee financial expert. Mr. Reece also serves on the Nominating/Corporate Governance Committee.

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Allan R. Rothwell

Allen R. Rothwell has been a director of the company since March 2006. In 2006, Mr. Rothwell retired from Eastman Chemical Company where he served as executive vice president and president of its Voridian Division. Mr. Rothwell joined Eastman Chemical in 1969 and held various positions including vice president, corporate development and strategy; president, Chemicals Group; senior vice president and chief financial officer; and president Polymers Group. Mr. Rothwell previously served as a director of OMNOVA Solutions, Inc.

Mr. Rothwell serves on the audit committee and the Board of Directors has determined that he is an audit committee financial expert. Mr. Rothwell also serves on the Environmental, Health, Safety and Sustainability (EHS&S) Committee.

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Lori A. Walker

Lori A. Walker has been a director of the company since 2015. Ms. Walker served as chief financial officer and senior vice president of The Valspar Corporation, a global coatings manufacturer, from 2008 to 2013, where she led the Finance, IT and Communications teams. Before this position, Ms. Walker served as Valspar’s vice president, controller and treasurer from 2004 to 2008, and as vice president and controller from 2001 to 2004. Prior to joining Valspar, Ms. Walker worked at Honeywell, Inc., a global conglomerate of commercial and consumer products, for 20 years in progressively increasing roles of responsibility, including as director of global financial risk management. Ms. Walker currently serves on the board of directors of Southwire Company, LLC, a private industrial manufacturer of wire and cable, and Constellium N.V., a publicly traded aluminum fabricator for automotive, aerospace and packaging industries.

Ms. Walker serves as chair of the Audit Committee and the Board of Directors has determined she is an audit committee financial expert. Ms. Walker also serves on the Compensation Committee.

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Paul S. Williams

Paul S. Williams has been a director of the company since June 2009. Mr. Williams served as a Partner and Managing Director of Major, Lindsey & Africa, LLC, an executive recruiting firm, where he conducted searches for board members, CEOs and senior legal executives from 2005 to 2018. He also served as Director of Global Diversity Search, assisting legal organizations in enhancing their diversity. From 2001 through 2005, Mr. Williams served as Executive Vice President, Chief Legal Officer & Corporate Secretary of Cardinal Health, Inc., a provider of products and services to healthcare providers and manufacturers. Mr. Williams is a well-respected leader in the area of diversity, frequently speaking on diversity-related issues. He is also the President of the Chicago Chapter of the National Association of Corporate Directors. Mr. Williams previously served as a director of Essendant, Inc., Bob Evans Farms, Inc. and State Auto Financial Corporation. Since early 2020, Mr. Williams has served on the board of directors of a large cluster of funds in the American Funds mutual fund family (part of the privately-held Capital Group).

Mr. Williams is chair of the Compensation Committee and serves on the Nominating/Corporate Governance Committee.

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Amy J. Yoder

Amy J. Yoder has been a director of the company since May 2012. Ms. Yoder is the president and chief executive officer of Anuvia Plant Nutrients, an enhanced efficiency fertilizer company. Prior to joining Anuvia in 2015, Ms. Yoder served as chief executive officer and president of Arysta LifeScience North America, LLC, a division of the world’s largest privately held crop protection and life science company from 2010 to 2015. Prior to joining Arysta, Ms. Yoder’s experience included positions as a senior advisor to Atlas Advisors, LLC; president of the United Industries division of Spectrum Brands, Inc.; vice president and general manager for Biolab of Chemtura, Inc.; vice president of the turf and specialty division of Nufarm Ltd.; president of the UAPTimberland division of United Agri Products; and North American brand manager and national sales manager at Monsanto. Ms. Yoder currently serves as a director of Arcadia Biosciences, Inc., a publicly traded agricultural biotechnology development company.

Ms. Yoder serves as chair of the Nominating/Corporate Governance Committee and also serves on the Compensation Committee.

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