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Ascent Capital Group Inc (ASCMA.O)

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

William Fitzgerald

57 Chairman of the Board, Chief Executive Officer

Michael Meyers

58 2011 Chief Financial Officer, Senior Vice President, Treasurer

William Niles

51 2008 Executive Vice President, General Counsel, Secretary

Jeffery Gardner

56 2015 Executive Vice President

Brian Deevy

61 2013 Independent Director

Philip Holthouse

56 2008 Independent Director

Rana Kashyap

2016 Independent Director

Michael Pohl

59 2008 Independent Director

Charles Tanabe

64 2014 Independent Director

Carl Vogel

58 2009 Independent Director

Biographies

Name Description

William Fitzgerald

Mr. William R. Fitzgerald is Chairman of the Board, Chief Executive Officer of Ascent Capital Group Inc. Mr. Fitzgerald has also served as a director of our principal operating subsidiary, Monitronics International, Inc. (Monitronics), since December 2010 and served as Chairman of Ascent Media Group, LLC (AMG) from July 2000 until we sold AMG at the end of 2010. Mr. Fitzgerald also served as a Senior Vice President of Liberty Interactive and its predecessors from July 2000 to September 2011 and as a Senior Vice President of Old LMC from its split-off from Liberty Interactive in September 2011 to December 2012. Prior to joining Liberty Interactive, Mr. Fitzgerald served as Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, Operations Administration for AT&T Broadband (formerly known as Tele-Communications, Inc. (TCI)), from 1998 to 2000 and was Executive Vice President, Corporate Development and Chief Operating Officer of TCI Communications, Inc., a wholly-owned subsidiary of TCI, from 1996 to 1998.

Michael Meyers

Mr. Michael R. Meyers, CPA, is Chief Financial Officer, Senior Vice President, Treasurer of Ascent Capital Group, Inc. Mr. Meyers has served as Senior Vice President of our company since April 2011 and as Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer since August 2011. Mr. Meyers is the Chief Financial Officer of Monitronics, and has held various positions at Monitronics since July 1996. Before joining Monitronics, Mr. Meyers, a certified public accountant, had over 15 years of accounting, finance, and operations experience. He has worked with a variety of businesses, including Fortune 500, medium, and small companies, as well as working in public accounting.

William Niles

Mr. William E. Niles is Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary of Ascent Capital Group Inc., since September 2009. Mr. Niles has served as Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary of our company since the spin-off of our company from Discovery Holding Company (DHC) in September 2008, and also served as Executive Vice President and General Counsel of AMG from January 2002 until the sale of AMG in December 2010. From August 2006 through February 2008, Mr. Niles was a member of AMG’s executive committee. Prior to 2002, Mr. Niles was a senior executive handling legal and business affairs within AMG and its predecessor companies. Mr. Niles is also a director of our principal operating subsidiary, Monitronics, and also serves as its Executive Vice President and Secretary.

Jeffery Gardner

Mr. Jeffery R. Gardner is Executive Vice President of Ascent Capital Group, Inc. Mr. Gardner is the Principal of Gardner Capital Management, which he founded in February 2015. He was a Senior Advisor to the President and Chief Executive Officer of Windstream Holdings, Inc. (“Holdings”) and Windstream Corporation (together with Holdings, “Windstream”) from December 2014 through February 2015. Prior to that, Mr. Gardner had served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Windstream since December 2005. He was also a director of Windstream from 2006 through February 2015. He previously served as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Alltel Corporation where he oversaw its financial operations and spent his early career at 360 Communications, holding various executive positions in that company. Mr. Gardner currently serves on the Board of Directors for CalAmp Corporation and the Qorvo Corporation, where he is also Chairman of the audit committee. From 2012 to 2013, he served as Chairman of the United States Telecom Association.

Brian Deevy

Mr.Brian Deevy is an Independent Director of Ascent Capital Group Inc.,since November 13, 2013. Mr. Deevy is head of Royal Bank of Canada (RBC) Capital Markets’ Communications, Media & Entertainment (CME) Group. Mr. Deevy is responsible for strategic development of the CME Group’s business, which includes mergers & acquisitions, private equity and debt capital formation and financial advisory engagements. Mr. Deevy also serves as Chairman and Chief Executive Officers of RBC/Daniels and Daniels & Associates, the investment banking firm that provided financial advisory services to the communications industry until it was acquired by RBC in 2007. Prior to joining Daniels & Associates, RBC Daniels’ predecessor, Mr. Deevy was with Continental Illinois National Bank.

Philip Holthouse

Mr. Philip J. Holthouse is Independent Director of Ascent Capital Group Inc., since September 2008. Mr. Holthouse has been a partner with Holthouse Carlin & Van Trigt LLP since 1991, where he provides tax planning and tax consulting services for privately held businesses and high net-worth individuals primarily in the real estate, entertainment and service industries. Mr. Holthouse is a certified public accountant.

Rana Kashyap

Mr. Rana P. Kashyap is Independent Director of the Company. Mr. Kashyap is a Managing Director at Okumus and focuses on the firm’s investment practice in middle-market recurring revenue businesses. He holds an AB in Economics from Georgetown University and a MBA from Harvard Business School.

Michael Pohl

Mr. Michael J. Pohl is Independent Director of Ascent Capital Group Inc., since September 2008. Mr. Pohl serves as an advisor to companies in the technology, media and telecommunications industries. Mr. Pohl has served on the board of directors of BlackArrow, Inc. since January 2012 and was appointed as Chairman of its board of directors in June 2012. Mr. Pohl has served on the board of Think Analytics since March 2013 and on the board of Imagine since March 2013, having previously served on the board of its predecessor, Harris Broadcast. From December 2007 to April 2008, Mr. Pohl served as the Interim Vice President/General Manager of the On Demand Systems Division of ARRIS Group, Inc., a communications technology company specializing in the design and engineering of broadband networks (ARRIS). Mr. Pohl was President of Global Strategies at C-COR Incorporated (C-COR) from December 2005 to November 2007, when C-COR was acquired by ARRIS, and served as the President and Chief Executive Officer of nCUBE Corporation, an interactive video server company, from December 1999 to December 2005. Mr. Pohl has been and continues to be actively involved in numerous industry associations and received the National Cable and Telecommunications Association’s highest honor, the Vanguard Award, in 2008.

Charles Tanabe

Mr. Charles Y. Tanabe is an Independent Director of the Company since November 2014. Mr. Tanabe served as an Executive Vice President and the General Counsel of Liberty Media Corporation (Liberty Media) from May 2007 to December 2012. Mr. Tanabe also served as an Executive Vice President of Liberty Interactive Corporation (together with its predecessors, Liberty Interactive) from January 2007 to December 2012 and as the General Counsel from January 1999 to December 2012. He also served as a Senior Vice President of Liberty Interactive from January 1999 to December 2006 and as the Secretary from April 2001 to December 2007.

Carl Vogel

Mr. Carl E. Vogel CPA., is Independent Director of Ascent Capital Group Inc., since December 4, 2009. Mr. Vogel is currently a Senior Advisor to DISH Network Corporation (DISH), a publicly-traded company providing pay-TV services, and served as President of DISH from September 2006 until February 2008 and Vice Chairman of DISH from June 2005 until March 2009. Mr. Vogel has also been the president and sole stockholder of Bulldog Capital, Inc., a private investment firm, through which he was, from November 2011 to October 2014, a Senior Advisor of The Gores Group, a Los Angeles based private equity firm. He serves as Chairman of Imagine Communications Corp. (formerly Harris Broadcast), a portfolio company of the Gores Group (Imagine). Since October 2014, Mr. Vogel has been a Senior Advisor to KKR & Co., LP. From October 2007 until March 2009, Mr. Vogel served as a Senior Advisor to EchoStar Corporation (EchoStar), a publicly-traded company in the digital set-top box and satellite services businesses. From 2001 until 2005, Mr. Vogel served as the President and CEO of Charter Communications Inc. (Charter), a publicly-traded company providing cable television and broadband services. Prior to joining Charter, Mr. Vogel worked as an executive officer in various capacities for companies affiliated with the predecessors of Liberty Interactive and the former Liberty Media Corporation (currently known as Starz) (Old LMC). Mr. Vogel held various executive positions with DISH from 1994 until 1997, including serving as the President from 1995 until 1997.

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