Matthew H. Paull

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Matthew H. Paull has been a director of Best Buy "since September 2003. Since June 2010, he has also served as our first Lead Independent Director. From 2001 until he retired in 2008, Mr. Paull served as corporate senior executive vice president and chief financial officer for McDonald's Corporation, which develops, operates, franchises and services a worldwide system of McDonald's restaurants. At McDonald's, Mr. Paull acquired a background in strong branding and consumer trends, knowledge that is highly relatable to our company. Prior to joining McDonald's Corporation in 1993, he was a partner at Ernst & Young LLP, specializing in international tax. He also serves on the advisory boards of Pershing Square Capital Management, a New York-based hedge fund, and on the board of KapStone Paper and Packaging Corporation, a paper, packaging, and forest products company, as well as on the advisory board of the One Acre Fund, a non-profit organization that helps East African farmers. Mr. Paull previously served as a trustee of the Ravinia Festival Association, which offers concerts and other entertainment in suburban Chicago, Illinois, and as an advisory council member for the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago. As a former executive professor in residence at the University of San Diego." [1]


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  1. forbes Matthew H. Paull, organizational web page, accessed January 28, 2013.