The NYSE requires that a majority of the directors be "independent directors", as defined in the NYSE corporate governance listing standards. Generally, a director does not qualify as an independent director if the director (or in some cases, members of the director's immediate family) has, or in the past three years has had, certain relationships or affiliations with the Company, its external or internal auditors, or other companies that do business with the Company. The Board has affirmatively determined that a majority of the Company's directors are independent directors under the NYSE corporate governance listing standards and an analysis of all facts specific to each director.

Elizabeth W. “Betsy” Camp

President and Chief Executive Officer
DF Management, Inc.

Paul D. Donahue

Chief Executive Officer and President

Gary P. Fayard

Retired Chief Financial Officer
The Coca-Cola Company

Thomas C. Gallagher


P. Russell Hardin

Robert W. Woodruff Foundation

John R. Holder

Chairman and Chief Executive Officer
Holder Properties

Donna W. Hyland

President and Chief Executive Officer
Children's Healthcare of Atlanta

John D. Johns (Lead Independent Director)

Executive Chairman
Protective Life Corporation

Robert C. "Robin" Loudermilk, Jr.

President and Chief Executive Officer
The Loudermilk Companies, LLC

Wendy B. Needham

Retired Managing Director, Global Automotive Research
Credit Suisse First Boston

Jerry W. Nix

Retired Chief Financial Officer

E. Jenner Wood III

Retired Executive Vice President
SunTrust Banks, Inc.

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