Thomas G. Vellios

Thomas G. Vellios, Chairman of the Board

Mr. Vellios is the co-founder of Five Below and is our Chairman as of June 2018. He had served as our Executive Chairman since February 2015, and as one of our directors since our incorporation in 2002. Mr. Vellios previously served as our Chief Executive Officer from 2002 until January 31, 2015. Mr. Vellios also served as our President from 2005 until June 2014. Previously, Mr. Vellios served as President, Chief Executive Officer and a director of Zany Brainy, Inc. Prior to joining Zany Brainy, Mr. Vellios served as Senior Vice President, General Merchandise Manager at Caldor, a regional discount chain and a division of the May Company. Mr. Vellios’ 25 plus years of experience in the specialty, department store and discount retail industry, his experience with the management, operations and finance of a retail business, and his knowledge of the Company as a founder led to the conclusion that he should serve as a director of Five Below. Mr. Vellios resigned as an executive officer of the Company effective as of the date of the Annual Meeting; subject to his re-election at the Annual Meeting, it is expected that he will be elected by the board of directors to be the non-executive Chairman of the board.