Grove Collaborative strengthens its board of directors with the appointment of Rayhan Arif, Kristine Miller and Naytri Shroff Sramek


New Board Members Bring Essential Experience and Skills to Company’s Leadership Team

SAN FRANCISCO, June 23, 2022–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Grove Collaborative Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: GROV) (“Grove” or “the Company”), a certified B Corp™ company and leader in consumer sustainable products, announced today today three additions to its board of trustees, including Rayhan Arif, chief investment officer of Virgin Group, Kristine Miller, former chief strategy officer of eBay, and Naytri Shroff Sramek, chief of staff of GitHub. Their appointments have been effective since June 16.

“We are thrilled to have three dynamic new leaders joining our Board of Directors, each with industry experience that adds to the strength, capability and diversity of our Board of Directors as we continue our journey. as a leader in sustainable consumer products,” said Stuart Landesberg, co-founder. and CEO of Grove. “As a mission-driven company, we remain committed to attracting top talent and deepening our executive leadership, and I’m delighted to welcome them to our team.”

Mr. Arif is the Virgin Group’s Chief Investment Officer and previously served as Chief Operating Officer at Virgin Acquisition Corp. II, a special purpose acquisition company that recently completed its business combination with Grove, which is now listed on the New York Stock Exchange. Mr. Arif is responsible for investing Virgin Group capital in a range of opportunities and supporting the strategic development of Virgin’s portfolio companies in the Americas. He currently sits on the boards of Virgin Mobile Latin America and BMR Energy, and previously held investment and management consulting roles at AEA Investors and Bain & Company, bringing with him vital investment experience. and operating. He holds a BA in Economics from Harvard College and an MBA from Columbia Business School.

Ms. Miller most recently served as Chief Strategy Officer for eBay Inc., where she led numerous digital transformation initiatives improving buyer and seller experiences. A thought leader in retail, Ms. Miller brings significant operational and leadership experience to Grove’s Board of Directors. Prior to joining eBay Inc., Ms. Miller was a partner and director at Bain & Company, and began her career in the Beauty Care division of The Procter & Gamble Company. She earned an MBA from Stanford Graduate School of Business and a BS in Chemical Engineering with honors from Carnegie-Mellon University.

Ms. Sramek has held various positions at GitHub, Inc., a subsidiary of Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ: MSFT) since 2018, most recently as Chief of Staff to the CEO. She also served as a business leader at Crew, a workplace management software company acquired by Block, Inc. Earlier in her career, Ms. Sramek held positions at Palantir Technologies Inc. She will bring valuable financial expertise and technology leadership experience on Grove’s board of directors. . She earned a BA in Business Economics from the University of California, Los Angeles.

We expect the collective experience and skills of the new board members to enhance Grove’s ability to execute both its long-term strategy and its short-term goals.

About Grove Collaborative Holdings, Inc.

Launched in 2016 as a certified B Corp, Grove Collaborative Holdings Inc. (NYSE: GROV) (“Grove”) transforms consumer products into a positive force for human and environmental good. Driven by the belief that sustainability is the only future, Grove creates and manages more than 150 high-performing eco-friendly brands of home cleaning, personal care, laundry, clean beauty, baby care and pet care products serving millions of homes across the United States each year. . With a flexible monthly delivery model and access to knowledgeable Grove guides, Grove makes it easy for anyone to create lasting routines.

Every product that Grove offers – from its flagship brand of powerful and sustainable homecare essentials, Grove Co., its plastic-free, vegan personal care line, Peach Not Plastic, and its zero-waste pet care brand, Good Fur, to its exceptional third-party brands – has been thoroughly vetted against strict standards to be uncompromisingly healthy, beautifully effective, ethically produced and cruelty-free. Grove Collaborative is a charitable corporation with a mission to Go Beyond Plastic™ and in 2021, entered physical retail for the first time at Target stores nationwide, making sustainable household cleaning products even more accessible. Grove is the world’s first plastic neutral retailer and is committed to being 100% plastic free by 2025.

For more information, visit www.grove.com.

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