Stephen J. Luczo has been a Director of Seagate since 2000. Mr. Luczo has been the CEO of Seagate since January 2009 and Chairman of the Board since 2002. Mr. Luczo joined Seagate in October 1993 as Senior Vice President of Corporate Development. In September 1997, he was promoted to President and Chief Operating Officer of Seagate Technology, Inc. (Seagate Technology plc’s predecessor) and, in July 1998, he was promoted to CEO at which time he joined the Board as a Director. Mr. Luczo resigned as CEO effective as of July 2004, but remained as Chairman of the Board. He served as non–employee Chairman from October 2006 to January 2009. From October 2006 until he rejoined us in January 2009, Mr. Luczo was a private investor. Mr. Luczo also served as our President from January 2009 until October 2013. Prior to joining Seagate in 1993, Mr. Luczo was Senior Managing Director of the Global Technology Group of Bear, Stearns & Co. Inc., an investment banking firm, from February 1992 to October 1993. Mr. Luczo served on the board of directors of Microsoft Corporation from May 2012 to March 2014.