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Matthew H. Paull


Wilmette, Illinois

Mr. Paull was Senior Executive Vice-President and Chief Financial Officer of McDonald's Corporation, a global foodservice retailer, from July 2001 until he retired from that position effective January 2008. Prior to joining McDonald's in 1993, Mr. Paull was a partner at Ernst & Young where he managed a variety of financial practices during his 18-year career.

Mr. Paull is currently a director of Air Products & Chemicals Corporation since September 2013 and currently chairs the Audit & Finance Committee. He is also a member of the Advisory Board of Pershing Square Capital Management, L.P. 

Mr. Paull was previously a director of KapStone Paper and Packaging Corporation (NYSE: KS) from 2010 to 2018. He served as a director and a member of the Audit Committee of Best Buy Co. (NYSE: BBY) from 2003 through April 2013, as its Lead Independent Director from 2010 through April 2013, and served as Chair of its Finance and Investment Policy Committee.

Mr. Paull holds a Bachelor of Arts degree and a Master's in Accounting Science degree from the University of Illinois. 

* Chair of the Management Resources and Compensation Committee and member of the Risk and Sustainability Committee