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A. T. Cross Company Corporate Officers

David G. Whalen, 55, is President and Chief Executive Officer as well as a Director of the Company. Prior to his appointment to these positions in November of 1999, Mr. Whalen was President-North America of Ray-Ban Sun Optics; a division of Luxottica, Inc. Prior to holding that position, Mr. Whalen spent eight years at Bausch & Lomb, Inc. where he held various positions, including Corporate Vice President and President of the North America Eyewear Division. At Bausch & Lomb, Mr. Whalen was also responsible for global marketing and new product development for six sunglass brands, including the flagship Ray-BanÒ. He spent several years in Europe with initial responsibility for Bausch & Lomb’s U.K operations and ultimately as President of the Europe, Middle East and Africa division. Prior to Bausch & Lomb, Mr. Whalen worked at the G. Heilman Brewing Company, Booz, Allen & Hamilton, Inc. and the General Foods Corporation.

Charles R. MacDonald, 59, is President of the Cross Optical Group. He has held this position since 2003. Prior to joining the Company, from 1996 – 2002, Mr. MacDonald was President of Outlook Eyewear Company, whose brands included Liz Claiborne and Suncloud. Outlook Eyewear was a division of Bausch & Lomb, Inc. until June of 1999 when it was purchased by Luxottica Group S.p.A. From 1992 to 1996 Mr. MacDonald was Vice President and Controller of Outlook Eyewear. Mr. MacDonald was Vice President and Controller of The Bushnell Division of Bausch & Lomb, Inc. from 1986 to 1992.

Charles S. Mellen, 50, is President, Cross Accessory Division. Before assuming this position in 2007, he was Senior Vice President, Global Marketing and Sales. Prior to his appointment to this position in 2006, Mr. Mellen was the Division’s Vice President, Global Marketing and New Product Development. Prior to joining the Company in this position in 2005, Mr. Mellen was Vice President of Marketing for Tumi, Inc. Prior to Tumi, Mr. Mellen was Director of Business Development and Director of Men’s Products and Footwear at Coach, Inc. Mr. Mellen also spent a number of years as a management consultant with Kurt Salmon Associates, Inc., a strategic consulting firm.

Kevin F. Mahoney, 53, is Senior Vice President, Finance, Chief Financial Officer, and Treasurer. He has held these positions since 2005. Prior to joining Cross, Mr. Mahoney served as Director-Corporate Development at Raytheon Company. Prior to that he was a partner at Deloitte & Touche, where he spent most of his professional career.

Tina C. Benik, 53, is Vice President, Legal and Human Resources, and Corporate Secretary. Prior to her appointment to this position in 2000, Ms. Benik was Vice President Legal, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary from 1993 to 2000. Prior to joining the Company, Ms. Benik was an attorney with the law firm of Hinckley Allen and Snyder.

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