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MEDTRONIC PLC filed this Form DEFR14A on 10/11/2017
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Nominees for directors for one-year terms ending in 2018:




President and Chief Executive Officer

Director since 2002

Age 62



Mr. Anderson has been President and Chief Executive Officer of Amtrak, an intercity passenger rail service provider and high-speed rail operator, since July 12, 2017. From 2007 until May 2016, Mr. Anderson served as Chief Executive Officer and a director of Delta Air Lines, Inc., a commercial airline. Upon retiring as Chief Executive Officer of Delta Air Lines, Inc., he became the Executive Chairman of the board of directors of Delta Air Lines, Inc. until October 2016. He was Executive Vice President of UnitedHealth Group Incorporated, a diversified health care company, from 2004 until 2006. Mr. Anderson was Chief Executive Officer of Northwest Airlines Corporation from 2001 to 2004.


Committees: Audit, Compensation, Finance and Financial Risk, and Nominating and Corporate Governance


Other Public Company Directorships: None


Director Qualifications: Mr. Anderson’s qualifications to serve on our Board include his more than 25 years of business, operational, financial and executive management experience. He has also served on the board of directors of three other public companies. Mr. Anderson’s extensive experience, including within the health care industry and for Fortune 500 companies, allows him to contribute valuable strategic management and risk assessment insight to Medtronic. Additionally, Mr. Anderson qualifies as an “audit committee financial expert” as defined by SEC rules.





Chairman and Chief Executive Officer
Eaton Corporation

Director since 2015

Age 57



Mr. Arnold has been Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Eaton Corporation, a power management company, since June 1, 2016. From September 2015 to May 2016, Mr. Arnold served as President and Chief Operating Officer of Eaton Corporation. Prior to that, Mr. Arnold served as the Vice Chairman and Chief Operating Officer, Industrial Sector, of Eaton Corporation. From 2000 to 2008 he served as Senior Vice President of Eaton Corporation and Group Executive of the Fluid Power Group of Eaton. Prior to joining Eaton, Mr. Arnold was employed in a series of progressively more responsible positions at General Electric Company from 1983 to 2000. Mr. Arnold was appointed to the Board of Directors of Eaton Corporation in 2015. Mr. Arnold is a former director of Covidien plc.


Committees: Compensation (Chair), Finance and Financial Risk, and Technology and Value Creation


Other Public Company Directorships: Eaton Corporation


Director Qualifications: With his years of managerial experience, both at Eaton and at General Electric, Mr. Arnold brings to the Board of Directors demonstrated management ability at senior levels. His position as Chief Executive Officer of the Eaton Industrial Sector gives Mr. Arnold critical insights into the operational requirements of a large, multinational company. In addition, in previously serving on the Audit Committee of another public company, Mr. Arnold gained valuable experience dealing with accounting principles and financial reporting rules and regulations, evaluating financial results, and generally overseeing the financial reporting process of a large corporation.



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