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GE Aerospace Governance

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The primary role of GE Aerospace's Board of Directors is to oversee how management serves the interests of shareowners and other stakeholders. To do this, GE Aerospace's directors have adopted corporate governance principles aimed at ensuring that the Board is independent and fully informed on the key strategic and risk issues GE Aerospace faces. GE Aerospace has met its goal to have two-thirds of its Board be independent under a strict definition of independence. Today, 9 of the Board's 10 directors are independent.

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2024 Proxy Statement

H. Lawrence Culp, Jr.

Chairman & CEO, GE Aerospace

Chairman (since 2024) & CEO (since 2022), GE Aerospace
Chairman and CEO, General Electric (2018-2024)
Birthplace: United States

Biography


PRINCIPAL OCCUPATION
Chairman (since 2024) and CEO (since 2022), GE Aerospace, Evendale, OH 
Chairman and CEO, General Electric (2018-2024)

PRIOR BUSINESS EXPERIENCE
Senior Lecturer, Harvard Business School (2015-2018)
Senior Advisor, Bain Capital Private Equity, a global private equity firm (2017-2018)
Former CEO and President, Danaher (2001-2014), a global science and technology company operating in the healthcare, environmental and applied-end markets; joined Danaher subsidiary Veeder-Root in 1990, serving in a number of leadership positions within Danaher, including COO and, following his retirement, Senior Advisor (2014-2016) 

CURRENT PUBLIC COMPANY BOARDS
GE Aerospace (Chairman)
GE HealthCare (Chairman)

PAST PUBLIC COMPANY BOARDS
Danaher
GlaxoSmithKline 
T. Rowe Price Group

OTHER POSITIONS
Member and Former Chairman, Board of Visitors & Governors, Washington College
Member, Board of Trustees, Wake Forest University

EDUCATION
Washington College
MBA, Harvard Business School

Stephen Angel

Chairman, Linde

Independent Director since 2022
Birthplace: United States

Biography

PRINCIPAL OCCUPATION
Chairman, Linde, a leading global industrial gases and engineering company, Dublin, Ireland (since 2022) 

PRIOR BUSINESS EXPERIENCE  
CEO, Linde (2018-2022)
President & Chief Executive Officer, Praxair, a global industrial gases company (subsequently Linde) (2007 -2018) 
President & Chief Operating Officer, Praxair (2006 -2007) 
Executive Vice President, North America, Europe and Asia, Praxair (2001-2006) 
Previously held various roles at General Electric (1979-2001) 

CURRENT PUBLIC COMPANY BOARDS 
GE Aerospace
GE Vernova (Non-Executive Chair)
Linde (Chair) 

PAST PUBLIC COMPANY BOARDS 
Praxair (Chair) 
PPG Industries

EDUCATION 
North Carolina State University 
MBA, Loyola College

Sébastien M. Bazin

Chairman and CEO, AccorHotels

Independent Director since 2016
Birthplace: France

Biography

PRINCIPAL OCCUPATION
Chairman and CEO, AccorHotels, a global hotel company, Paris, France (since 2013) 

PRIOR BUSINESS EXPERIENCE 
CEO, Europe Colony Capital, a private investment firm (1997-2013) 
Group Managing Director, CEO and General Manager, Immobilière Hôtelière (1992-1997)
Began Career in 1985 in U.S. finance sector, becoming Vice President, M&A, PaineWebber 

CURRENT PUBLIC COMPANY BOARDS 
GE Aerospace
AccorHotels

PAST PUBLIC COMPANY BOARDS 
Huazhu Group 
Carrefour 
Banyan Tree Holding 

OTHER POSITIONS 
Vice Chairman, Supervisory Board, Gustave Roussy Foundation, cancer research funding 
Chairman, Safar Ventures 

EDUCATION 
Sorbonne University
MA (Economics), Sorbonne University

Margaret Billson

Former President and CEO of BBA Aviation, plc's Global Engine Services Division and its predecessor Aftermarket Services Division

Independent Director since 2023
Birthplace: United States

Biography

PRINCIPAL OCCUPATION
Former President and CEO of BBA Aviation, plc's Global Engine Services Division and its predecessor Aftermarket Services Division (2009-2016) 

PRIOR BUSINESS EXPERIENCE 
President, Airplane Division and Chief Operating Officer, Eclipse Aviation (2005-2008)
Vice President, General Manager, Honeywell Aerospace (2003-2005)
Vice President, Engineering & Program Management, Honeywell Aerospace (1997-2003)
Previously served in various management positions at Douglas Aircraft Company, a division of the McDonnell Douglas Corporation (1984-1996) 

CURRENT PUBLIC COMPANY BOARDS 
GE Aerospace
CAE 

PAST PUBLIC COMPANY BOARDS 
Arconic Corporation
SkyWest, Inc. 

OTHER POSITIONS 
Board of Visitors, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University 

EDUCATION 
Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University 
MEng, Aerospace, Aeronautical and Astrological Engineering, California State University, Long Beach

Thomas Enders

Former CEO of Airbus SE and its predecessor EADS NV

Independent Director since 2023
Birthplace: Germany

Biography

PRINCIPAL OCCUPATION
Former CEO of Airbus SE, a global aerospace company, and its predecessor EADS NV (2005-2019) 

PRIOR BUSINESS EXPERIENCE 
Head of the Defence and Security Systems Business, EADS NV (2000-2005) 
Multiple positions at DaimlerChrysler Aerospace (1991-2000) 
Planning Staff, German Federal Ministry of Defence (1989-1991) 
Researcher, German Council on Foreign Relations and International Institute for Strategic Studies (1988 - 1989) 

CURRENT PUBLIC COMPANY BOARDS 
GE Aerospace 
Lillium
Linde 
Lufthansa Group 

PAST PUBLIC COMPANY BOARDS 
Knorr-Bremse AG 

OTHER POSITIONS 
President, German Council on Foreign Relations (DGAP) 

EDUCATION 
PhD, University of Bonn 
University of California, Los Angeles 
Rheinische Friedrich-Wilhelms University

Edward Garden

Chairman and CEO, Garden Investments

Independent Director since 2017
Birthplace: United States

Biography

PRINCIPAL OCCUPATION
Chairman and CEO, Garden Investments, an investment management firm (since 2023)

PRIOR BUSINESS EXPERIENCE 
Chief Investment Officer and Founding Partner, Trian Fund Management, an investment management firm (2005-2023)
Vice Chairman and Director, Triarc Companies (subsequently The Wendy’s Company and previously Wendy’s/Arby’s Group) (2004-2007) and Executive Vice President (2003-2004) 
Managing Director, Credit Suisse First Boston (1999 -2003) 
Managing Director, BT Alex Brown (1994-1999) 

CURRENT PUBLIC COMPANY BOARDS 
GE Aerospace 

PAST PUBLIC COMPANY BOARDS 
Bank of New York Mellon 
Family Dollar Stores 
Invesco 
Janus Henderson Group 
Legg Mason 
Pentair 
The Wendy’s Company 

EDUCATION 
Harvard College

Isabella Goren

Former Chief Financial Officer, American Airlines and AMR Corporation

Independent Director since 2022
Birthplace: Ukraine

Biography

PRINCIPAL OCCUPATION
Former Chief Financial Officer, American Airlines and AMR Corporation, a global airline, Fort Worth, TX (2010-2013) 


PRIOR BUSINESS EXPERIENCE 
Senior Vice President, Customer Relationship Marketing, American Airlines and AMR Corporation (2006-2010) 
Vice President, American Airlines (1998-2006) 
President, AMR Services (1996-1998)
Previously served in various management positions at American Airlines (1986-1996) 
Chemical Engineer, Dupont (1983-1985) 

CURRENT PUBLIC COMPANY BOARDS 
GE Aerospace
Marriott International 

PAST PUBLIC COMPANY BOARDS 
Gap 
LyondellBasell Industries 

OTHER POSITIONS 
Director, MassMutual 
Director, National Association of Corporate Directors, North Texas 
Member of the Advisory Board, The University of Texas at Austin, Cockrell School of Engineering 
Member of the Executive Board, Lyle School of Engineering, Southern Methodist University 

EDUCATION 
University of Texas at Austin 
MBA, Southern Methodist University

Thomas Horton

Partner, Global Infrastructure Partners (since 2019)

Independent Director since 2018
Birthplace: United States

Biography

PRINCIPAL OCCUPATION
Partner, Global Infrastructure Partners, an infrastructure investment fund, New York, NY (since 2019) 

PRIOR BUSINESS EXPERIENCE 
Senior Advisor, Warburg Pincus LLC, a private equity firm focused on growth investing, New York, NY (2015-2019)
Chairman, American Airlines Group, one of the largest global airlines (formed following the merger of AMR Corp and US Airways) (2013–2014) 
Chairman and CEO, American Airlines (2011–2014) 
Chairman and CEO, AMR (parent company of American Airlines) (2010–2013) 
EVP and CFO, AMR (2006–2010) 
Vice Chairman and CFO, AT&T (2002–2006) 
SVP and CFO, AMR (2000–2002); joined AMR in 1985, serving in various finance and management roles 

CURRENT PUBLIC COMPANY BOARDS 
GE Aerospace
Walmart (lead director) 

PAST PUBLIC COMPANY BOARDS 
EnLink Midstream 
Qualcomm 

OTHER POSITIONS 
Executive Board Member, Cox School of Business, Southern Methodist University 

EDUCATION 
Baylor University 
MBA, Southern Methodist University

Catherine Lesjak

Former Chief Financial Officer, HP

Independent Director since 2019
Birthplace: Canada

Biography

PRINCIPAL OCCUPATION
Former Chief Financial Officer, HP, a global technology company, and its predecessor, Hewlett-Packard, Palo Alto, CA (2007-2018) 

PRIOR BUSINESS EXPERIENCE 
Interim Chief Operating Officer, HP (2018-2019) 
Senior Vice President and Treasurer, HP (2003-2007) 
Interim CEO, Hewlett Packard (2010) 
Previously served in various leadership positions within the financial organization at HP and Hewlett Packard, including as Global Controller, Software Solutions; Controller and Credit Manager for Commercial Customers; and as Manager, Financial Operations, Enterprise Marketing and Solutions (joined Hewlett Packard in 1986) 

CURRENT PUBLIC COMPANY BOARDS 
GE Aerospace
GE HealthCare 
PROS Holding

PAST PUBLIC COMPANY BOARDS
SunPower

OTHER POSITIONS 
Board, Haas School of Business, University of California, Berkeley 

EDUCATION 
Stanford University 
MBA, University of California, Berkeley

General (Ret.) Darren W. McDew

Retired Four-Star General, United States Air Force, and Former Commander of U.S. Transportation Command

Independent Director since 2023
Birthplace: United States

Biography

PRINCIPAL OCCUPATION 
Retired Four-Star General, United States Air Force, and Former Commander of U.S Transportation Command (2015-2018) 

PRIOR GOVERNMENT EXPERIENCE 
Four-star general who served for 36 years in the United States military before retiring in October 2018 Commander, U.S. Transportation Command, the single manager for global air, land and sea transportation for the U.S. Department of Defense (2015-2018)
Held various leadership roles across the U.S. Military, including Vice Director for Strategic Plans and Policy for the Joint Chiefs of Staff, Military Aide to the President, Director of Air Force Public Affairs, and Chief of Air Force Senate Liaison Division 

CURRENT PUBLIC COMPANY BOARDS 
GE Aerospace
Abbot Laboratories 
Parsons Corporation 

OTHER POSITIONS 
Director, United Services Automobile Association (USAA) 
Director, Boys & Girls Club of America 
Advisor, U.S. Innovative Technology  

EDUCATION 
Virginia Military Institute 
MS, Aviation Management, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University

GE Aerospace Governance

GE Aerospace's governance framework guides the Board and management’s oversight of the company and is outlined in its governing documents.

The Certificate of Incorporation and By-Laws establish fundamental principles about GE Aerospace’s capital structure, shareowner rights and its directors and officers.

The Governance Principles provide additional detail on Board operations and key governance policies. The GE Aerospace Board has several standing committees, each of which has specified responsibilities that are set forth in its committee charter.

Our Code of Conduct, The Spirit & The Letter, sets forth our ethics and compliance standards for all employees and directors.

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Environmental, Social and Governance

GE Aerospace brings to market innovative solutions that deliver essential energy, healthcare and transportation infrastructure. We do this by working with the highest integrity and respect for human rights while also reducing the impact of our technology and environmental footprint.

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Contact the GE Aerospace Board of Directors

All comments, concerns and complaints can be sent to the Board via phone, e-mail or post, and will be addressed by the Audit Committee or GE Aerospace Ombudsperson's Office.

Because the Board receives a significant number of these communications, they are initially processed by the GE Aerospace Ombudsperson's Office, which acknowledges receipt to the person submitting the concern. The GE Aerospace Ombudsperson's Office supplies significant concerns raised that relates to accounting, internal accounting controls or auditing matters (or a summary) directly to the Chairman of the Audit Committee. The GE Aerospace Ombudsperson's Office also regularly provides copies or summaries of other communications directly to directors depending on the nature of the issues or concerns raised.

With respect to all other communications, the GE Aerospace Ombudsperson's Office provides regular reports to the Audit Committee and GE Aerospace's lead director at least annually. These reports summarize the communications by subject matter and frequency, and break out significant concerns. The reports also include a summary of the status of significant matters that are under review or investigation in response to a concern. This approach ensures that concerns are raised to the directors in an effective manner that accurately informs them of the nature and frequency of the concerns.

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