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This excerpt taken from the ETH DEF 14A filed Oct 10, 2006.

Executive Officers

Set forth below is a description of the business experience of each executive officer, other than Mr. Kathwari, of the Company:

This excerpt taken from the ETH DEF 14A filed Oct 21, 2005.

Executive Officers

        Set forth below is a description of the business experience of each executive officer, other than Mr. Kathwari, of the Company:

        Nora Murphy, 45, has served as Vice President, Style, since October 2001 and is responsible for coordinating the style, presentation and design of products sold by the Company. Prior to joining the Company, Ms. Murphy owned an interior design firm which performed consulting services on behalf of the Company.

        Craig W. Stout, 55, has served as Vice President, Design and Product Development since August 1995 and is responsible for the design and development of products sold by the Company. Mr. Stout joined the Company in 1972 and has held various marketing, merchandising and product development positions.

        Edward Teplitz, 44, has served as Vice President, Retail Division since May 2003 and is responsible for oversight and operation of the Company's retail division. Mr. Teplitz joined the Company in 2001 as Vice President, Finance, later becoming Chief Financial Officer. Prior to joining the Company he was an Ethan Allen licensee in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and Cleveland, Ohio. Prior to that, Mr. Teplitz worked in the corporate finance department of E.F. Hutton & Company and FLIC (USA), Inc. Mr. Teplitz holds an MBA in Finance from Columbia Business School and a B.S. in Accounting from Wharton School of Finance.

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        Corey Whitely, 45, has served as Vice President, Operations since November 2003 and is responsible for the overall integration of the Company's operations. Mr. Whitely started his association with Ethan Allen in 1988 in Cedar Rapids, Iowa as a General Manager and has consistently taken on additional management responsibility in the retail, wholesale, and manufacturing operations of the Company.

This excerpt taken from the ETH 8-K filed Sep 21, 2005.

Executive Officers

M. Farooq Kathwari was elected as a director in 1981, was appointed President and Chief Operating Officer in 1985 and was appointed to the additional positions of Chairman and Chief Executive Officer in September 1988. In 1973, Mr. Kathwari formed a joint venture with Ethan Allen Inc., KEA International, Inc., the objective of which was to develop home furnishings product programs such as lighting, floor coverings, decorative accessories and other related programs. In 1980, Mr. Kathwari joined us as a Vice President responsible for merchandising and international operations. He was promoted to Senior Vice President in 1981, to Executive Vice President in 1983, and to President in 1985. From 1968 to 1973, he was Vice President of Rothschild, Inc. Mr. Kathwari is a director of several non-profit organizations, including the American Furniture Manufacturer's Association and the National Retail Federation.

Pamela A. Banks has served as General Counsel and Secretary since April 2002 and became Vice President in November 2003. Ms. Banks joined us in September 1998 as Legal Counsel responsible for real estate and business development.

Jeffrey Hoyt has served as Vice President, Finance since May 2003, becoming Treasurer in April 2005. Mr. Hoyt joined us in August 2002 as Director, Corporate Accounting and Financial Reporting. Prior to joining us, Mr. Hoyt worked for KPMG LLP for ten years holding various positions.

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Nora Murphy has served as Vice President, Style, since October 2001 and is responsible for coordinating the style, presentation and design of our products. Prior to joining us, Ms. Murphy owned an interior design firm which performed consulting services on our behalf.

Craig W. Stout has served as Vice President, Design and Product Development since August 1995. He is responsible for the design and development of our case goods products. Mr. Stout joined us in 1972 and has held various marketing, merchandising and product development positions.

Edward Teplitz has served as Vice President, Retail Division, since May 2003 and became Executive Vice President of Ethan Allen Retail, Inc. in August 2005 and has been with us since 2001. He is responsible for oversight and operation of our retail division. In 2001, Mr. Teplitz joined us as Vice President, Finance, later becoming Chief Financial Officer and, then, in May 2003, Vice President and General Manager, Retail Division. Prior to joining us, he was a licensee of ours in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and Cleveland, Ohio. Prior to that, Mr. Teplitz worked in the corporate finance department of E.F. Hutton & Company and FLIC (USA), Inc. Mr. Teplitz holds an MBA in Finance from Columbia Business School and a B.S. in Accounting from Wharton School of Finance.

Corey Whitely has served as Vice President, Operations since November 2003 and became Executive Vice President of Ethan Allen Operations, Inc. in August 2005. He has been associated with us since 1988. He started his association with us in 1988 in Cedar Rapids, Iowa as a General Manager and has taken on management responsibility in our retail and manufacturing operations.

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