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LeighAnne Baker
Director and Chairwoman of the Board of Directors
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Ms. Baker joined our board of directors upon the listing of our shares of common stock on Nasdaq. Ms. Baker currently serves on the board of directors, the compensation committee and the stakeholder and enterprise risk committee of ABM Industries Inc. Ms. Baker previously served as Chief Human Resources Officer of Cargill, Inc. from 2014 to 2020. Prior to joining Cargill, Ms. Baker served as Chief Human Resources Officer at Hertz Global Holdings and Reynolds and Reynolds Company. She also held numerous leadership positions in operations and human resources at The Timken Company. Ms. Baker received a Master of Science in Management from the Graduate School of Business at Stanford University, an MBA from Ashland University and a Bachelor of Arts majoring in Mathematics from Capital University.

Duncan Hawkesby
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Mr. Hawkesby has been a member of our board of directors since June 2022. He currently serves as the Managing Director of Hawkesby Management Limited, a private investment company, and has since 2018, and since 2021 as a Director of TaxGift Limited, a New Zealand-based company that enables individuals to donate tax credits to charities and schools. He previously served as the Managing Director of Fliway Limited, one of New Zealand’s largest independent, locally-owned specialized transport and logistics companies, from 2006 to 2018, and continues to serve on the board of directors of Fliway’s joint venture with United Parcel Services, UPS-Fliway Limited. Before joining Fliway, Mr. Hawkesby served as Managing Director of Nature’s Oven Limited, a manufacturer of retail food products, from 2000 until 2005. He holds a Bachelor of Commerce from the University of Otago.

Allen Hugli
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Mr. Hugli has been a member of our board of directors since January 2020. Mr. Hugli served as the Chief Financial Officer of PTVE (formerly Reynolds Group Holdings Limited) from 2009 to 2020. He currently serves as Chief Financial Officer and a director of Rank Group Limited and a director of other entities owned by Mr. Hart. He has been a senior executive of Rank since 1993. Mr. Hugli previously held positions in financial management and audit practices in Australia, Canada and New Zealand. Mr. Hugli received a Bachelor of Commerce (Honours) from Queen’s University at Kingston. He serves on the board of directors of Reynolds Consumer Products Inc. Mr. Hugli holds a CPA CA designation from the Chartered Professional Accountants of Canada.

Michael King
Chief Executive Officer

Michael King is the Chief Executive Officer of Pactiv Evergreen and has been a member of the Board of Directors since September 2020. A dynamic servant leader, Mike is championing a people-centric culture focused on teamwork, ownership and accountability.

Prior to being appointed CEO in March 2021, Mike’s 20-year career in the automotive and packaging industries progressed from operations, engineering, and product development to product marketing and leading teams to enhance market share and profitability.

Mike has established a strong track record of delivering exceptional results through his passion and commitment to building high-performance cultures. He has held a variety of leadership roles with TI Automotive Fuel Systems, Lear Corporation, and Huhtamaki. From 2015 to 2017, Mike was President of FRAM Group, leading a transition and transformation of the business after it split from UCI, to its successful sale to TRICO Group. He continued this legacy of transforming businesses when he served as Chief Executive Officer for Graham Packaging Company from 2018 to 2021. There, Mike oversaw the company’s successful evolution, leading the company to profitable growth.

Mike was born and raised on a family farm in Vicksburg, Michigan where he learned the values of a strong work ethic and responsibility. Mike played football in college and in the NFL as a Defensive End. Following his time playing professional football, Mike returned to school and married the love of his life. Mike and his wife and two children enjoy traveling together, spending time outdoors, horseback riding, hiking and fishing.

A passionate advocate for children, Mike has dedicated his time to championing youth in his community and around the globe. At home, Mike volunteers as a youth football coach, sharing his passion for sports and the outdoors with kids of all ages. Abroad, Mike has led the development of schools in countries around the world, from Trinidad to Vietnam. Mike also is leading the expansion of Pactiv Evergreen’s ESG initiatives with a focus on helping to end childhood hunger.

He received an MBA from Louisiana State University and bachelor’s degrees in Polymer Engineering and Mechanical Engineering from Ferris State University.

Rolf Stangl
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Mr. Stangl joined our board of directors upon the listing of our shares of common stock on Nasdaq. Mr. Stangl served as Chief Executive Officer of SIG Combibloc Group AG from 2008 to December 2020. Prior to becoming Chief Executive Officer of SIG, Mr. Stangl held a number of positions within SIG, including Head of Corporate Development and M&A, Chief Executive Officer of SIG Beverage (a division subsequently divested), and Chief Market Officer. Previously, he was an Investment Director for small and mid-cap buyouts at a family office in London, and a Senior Consultant with Roland Berger Strategy Consultants in Germany. Mr. Stangl received a Bachelor of Business Administration from ESC Reims & ESB Reutlingen.

Felicia Thornton
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Ms. Thornton joined our board of directors upon the listing of our shares of common stock on Nasdaq. Ms. Thornton currently serves as Vice Chairman of the board of directors of 99 Cents Only Stores, Inc., having previously held executive positions within the company since 2015, including Interim Chief Executive Officer and Chief Financial Officer. Formerly, Ms. Thornton served as Co-Chief Executive Officer, Chief Operating Officer and President of Demoulas Super Markets, Inc., Chief Executive Officer of Knowledge Universe Education Holdings and Chief Financial Officer of Albertson’s Inc. Ms. Thornton also currently serves on the board of directors of Ares Acquisition Corporation, Convergint Technologies LLC, CoolSys, Inc. and Floor & Decor Holdings, Inc. Ms. Thornton is a fellow of the National Association of Corporate Directors and a member of the Latino Corporate Director Association. Ms. Thornton received an MBA from the University of Southern California and a Bachelor of Science majoring in Economics from Santa Clara University.

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