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Charles P. Lykes Jr.

President & Chief Executive Officer

Charles "Charlie" Lykes came to work for Lykes in 1972 and has served on the Lykes Bros. Inc. Board of Directors since 1974. Charlie worked throughout Lykes companies: at the Florida Ranch, Florida and Texas Feed Yards, Lykes Agri Sales, Lykes Meat Packing, and in the Audit Department in Tampa. Since 1983 he has managed the Ranch Division, which now encompasses Cattle, Forestry, Land and Resource Management, and the O2 Ranch in Texas. While under Charlie's management, the Lykes Ranch made the transition from a predominately stocker cattle operation to the fifth largest cow/calf operation in the United States. The sugarcane, improved pasture and timber plantation acres were expanded. Also, a hunting lease business was implemented, and a public/private partnership to store and treat regional storm water was established. In 2012, he became responsible for the Citrus Division. On January 1, 2015 he became the President and Chief Executive Officer.

Charlie represents the company as a member and past chairman of the Florida Land Council, as a member of the Landowner Coalition of Texas which he helped establish in 2012, and on the Board of Directors of Citrus World, Inc. which owns the Florida's Natural brand. He is also on the Board of Directors of the Florida State Fair Authority.

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Howell L. Ferguson

Chairman of the Board

Howell L. Ferguson served as Chairman and CEO of Lykes Bros. Inc. from 1999 to 2011 when he retired as CEO; he continues to serve as Chairman of the Board. He has been a member of the Board of Directors since 1975. He has practiced law in federal and state courts and administrative agencies in Florida, concentrating in administrative law, constitutional law, environmental, and employment issues.

Mr. Ferguson served as an assistant attorney general of Florida from 1971 to 1972 and as an assistant to Florida Governor Reubin Askew from 1973 to 1974. He is a graduate of Yale University, the University of Florida College of Law, and the London School of Economics. Mr. Ferguson has served as a member of the Florida Energy & Climate Commission, the National Council of the Environmental Defense Fund, the Leadership Council of the Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies, and numerous civic organizations.

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Carl J. Bauman

Chief Financial Officer / Vice President

Carl joined Lykes Bros. Inc. in 1998 as the controller of the Lake Hamilton packing operation. Carl was named Chief Accounting Officer of Ag operation in 2001. Carl was promoted to Vice President and Chief Accounting Office of Lykes Bros. Inc. in December 2003 assuming accounting responsibility for all divisions. In March 2011 he was given responsibility for all finance and account activities for Lykes Bros. Inc. Carl was named Chief Financial Officer for Lykes Bros. Inc. in September 2012.

Prior to joining Lykes Bros. Inc. Carl spent 10 years as the accounting and special projects manager for Publix Super Markets dairy manufacturing plants located in Lakeland and Deerfield Beach Florida as well as Atlanta Georgia. There he developed and implemented process improvement and incremental cost accounting systems, benchmarking reports, as well as monthly financial reports.

Carl holds a Bachelor's degree in Accounting from Florida Southern College and has been a licensed CPA in Florida since 1996. Carl is an Alumnus of the Wedgworth Leadership Institute for Agricultural and Natural Resources.

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Mallory Lykes Dimmitt

Vice President, Strategic Development and Business Relations

Mallory joined the company as the Vice President of Strategic Development in April of 2016. Before coming to Lykes, she served as the Executive Director of the Florida Wildlife Corridor, a conservation communications organization that showcases the need for a permanently protected statewide network of connected lands and waters that supports wildlife and people. Mallory planned, fundraised for and led the group's Glades to Gulf Expedition in early 2015, a 70-day, 1000-mile trek with extensive media and outreach, including a one-hour documentary for PBS.

Previously, Mallory led The Nature Conservancy's Colorado Plateau Initiative from Telluride, Colorado, assessing large-scale conservation opportunities in a four-state region of the West, and prior to that directed the Southwest Colorado Project for the Conservancy's Colorado Chapter. She has served as a member of Telluride's Town Council and has worked with local, regional, state, and federal agencies and organizations on natural resource issues. Mallory earned her B.S. in Natural Resources from the University of the South in Sewanee, Tennessee. She was awarded a Doris Duke Conservation Fellowship at Duke University's Nicholas School of Environment, where she earned a Masters of Environmental Management (MEM) in Environmental Economics and Policy. Mallory is an alumnus of Class IX of the Wedgworth Leadership Institute for Agriculture and Natural Resources.