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Amaya Inc (AYA.TO)

AYA.TO on Toronto Stock Exchange

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9 Dec 2016
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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Divyesh Gadhia

52 2016 Lead Independent Interim Chairman of the Board

Rafi Ashkenazi

2016 Chief Executive Officer

Daniel Sebag

50 2015 Chief Financial Officer

Marlon Goldstein

41 2014 Executive Vice President - Corporate Development, General Counsel, Secretary

Wesley Clark

71 2010 Independent Director

Harlan Goodson

69 2010 Independent Director

Aubrey Zidenberg

63 2014 Independent Director

Biographies

Name Description

Divyesh Gadhia

Mr. Divyesh Gadhia is Lead Independent Interim Chairman of the Board of Amaya Inc. He served as the Chief Executive Officer and Executive Vice Chairman of Gateway Casinos & Entertainment Limited from 1992 until 2010, where he was responsible for strategic initiatives, regulatory matters and governmental relations. He has served as a director of a number of other private and public companies, as well as charities, including a director of the Canadian Gaming Association from 2005 to 2010, and currently serves as a director of Gateway Casinos & Entertainment Limited and Trian Equities. In 2009, Mr. Gadhia was awarded the Canadian Gaming News Outstanding Achievement Award and has also received the Business in Vancouver’s Top 40 Under 40 Award. Since 2010, Mr. Gadhia has been the Chairman of Spud.ca, a local farmers and food producers network, and the President of Atiga Investments Inc., an investment firm focused on consumer products. Mr. Gadhia is Chartered Public Accountant, a member of the Institute of Corporate Directors, and holds a business degree from Simon Fraser University.

Rafi Ashkenazi

Mr. Rafi Ashkenazi is an Chief Executive Officer of the company. He is currently CEO of the Rational Group, Amaya's operating business, which includes the PokerStars and Full Tilt brands. Prior to becoming CEO of Rational Group in late-2015, Mr. Ashkenazi, an experienced gaming industry executive, served as Senior Vice President of Strategy for Amaya during 2015 and as Chief Operating Officer of Rational Group fromJanuary 2013until early 2015, responsible for all customer-facing product and back-office functions for PokerStars and Full Tilt, including marketing, customer support, poker room management, IT management, payment processing and security, and game integrity. Prior to joining the Rational Group, Mr. Ashkenazi was Chief Operating Officer of Playtech, a global gaming software company.

Daniel Sebag

Mr. Daniel Sebag is Chief Financial Officer of Amaya Gaming Group Inc. Mr. Sebag is a Chartered Accountant and specializes in the areas of cost management and financial reporting systems. He currently oversees the Corporation’s financial reporting and treasury functions. Between 1999 and 2007, Mr. Sebag was a faculty lecturer at McGill University in Montreal, Québec, Canada where he led executive seminars in accounting and finance at its International Executive Institute, including the Directors Education Program and the Advanced Management Course. He has also taught advanced accounting courses to students in the McGill University MBA and Chartered Accountancy programs. From 1993 to 2007, Mr. Sebag served as a financial, accounting and information systems consultant to several multinational companies, including Bombardier, Ericsson, Transat AT and Air Liquide. Mr. Sebag earned a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Psychology from McGill University in 1987 and a Specialized Graduate Diploma in Accounting from McGill University in 1991.

Marlon Goldstein

Mr. Marlon D. Goldstein is Executive Vice President - Corporate Development, General Counsel, Secretary of Amaya Inc. He joined Amaya in January 2014 and serves as its Executive Vice-President, Corporate Development & General Counsel and Secretary. Prior to joining Amaya, Mr. Goldstein was a principal shareholder in the corporate and securities practice at the international law firm of Greenberg Traurig LLP, where he practiced as a lawyer from 2002 until 2014 (since 2006 as a shareholder). Mr. Goldstein’s practice was focused on corporate and securities matters including mergers and acquisitions, securities offerings, and financing transactions. Mr. Goldstein was also the co-chair of the firm’s Gaming Practice, a multi-disciplinary team of attorneys representing owners, operators and developers of gaming facilities, manufacturers and suppliers of gaming devices, investment banks and lenders in financing transactions, and Indian tribes in the development and financing of gaming facilities. Mr. Goldstein earned a B.B.A. with a concentration in accounting from Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia in 1996 and a J.D. from the University of Florida, Levin College of Law in Gainesville, Florida in 1999.

Wesley Clark

Gen. (Retd.) Wesley K. Clark, Sr., is Independent Director of Amaya Inc. He is a current director and serves as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Wesley K. Clark & Associates, a strategic consulting firm, since its founding in 2004. General Clark is, and has also been, a Co-Chairman of Growth Energy, an organization that represents producers and supporters of ethanol, since January 2009, senior fellow at UCLA’s Burkle Center for International Relations since 2006, Advisor at the Blackstone Group since 2013, Trustee of International Crisis Group since 2004, Founding Chair of City Year Little Rock/North Little Rock, an AmeriCorps program, which is a national service organization that unites young adults, since 2004, and Chairman of Enverra Inc., a banking and strategic advisory firm, since 2010, as well as serving on a number of private and public company boards. General Clark has authored four books and serves as a founding member of the Clinton Global Initiative, and Director of the Atlantic Council. General Clark retired a four star general after 38 years in the United States Army. He graduated first in his class at West Point and completed degrees in Philosophy, Politics and Economics at Oxford University (B.A. and M.A.) as a Rhodes Scholar. While serving in Vietnam, he commanded an infantry company in combat, where he was severely wounded and evacuated home on a stretcher. He later commanded at the battalion, brigade and division level, and served in a number of significant staff positions, including service as the Director Strategic Plans and Policy (J-5). In his last assignment as Supreme Allied Commander Europe he led NATO forces to victory in Operation Allied Force, saving 1.5 million Albanians from ethnic cleansing.

Harlan Goodson

Mr. Harlan W. Goodson is Independent Director of Amaya Inc. He is a current director and served as the Director of California’s Division of Gambling Control from 1999 to 2003, during which he led the implementation of California’s Tribal-State Class III gaming compacts. Prior to forming his own law practice, The Law Office of Harlan W. Goodson, in Sacramento, California, Mr. Goodson was with the national law firm of Holland and Knight, LLP for four years where his practice concentrated on Gaming Law and Gaming Regulation and Governmental Affairs. Mr. Goodson’s biography was published in the 2000 edition of Who’s Who in American Law and in 2002, his work gained him international distinction when he was the recipient of the International Masters of Gaming Law inaugural Regulator of the Year award in 2001. Prior to being appointed to the position of Director of California’s Division of Gambling Control, Mr. Goodson worked in the California State Senate as a legislative consultant for Senator Bill Lockyer from 1994 to 1999. While serving as a consultant in the state legislature, Mr. Goodson drafted legislation in the areas of criminal law, correctional law, juvenile law and insurance law. Since 1996, Mr. Goodson has been an adjunct law professor teaching classes on the legislative process and statutory interpretation at John F. Kennedy University, School of Law. He has been a national speaker at conferences, symposia, law schools and before governmental bodies on the subjects of gaming regulation, Tribal government gaming, and Tribal-State relations. Mr. Goodson is a member of the California State Bar, the International Masters of Gaming Law and the International Association of Gaming Advisors. In 2007, Mr. Goodson also served as a Judge Pro Tempore for the Superior Court in Sacramento, California. Mr. Goodson has also been listed in America’s Best Lawyers annually since 2005 and was selected by his peers as the Northern California 2012 Attorney of the Year for Gaming Law.

Aubrey Zidenberg

Dr. Aubrey Zidenberg is Independent Directorof the Company. He is a current director and has served and currently serves as the President and Chief Executive Officer of Casino Amusements Canada, which offers commercial gaming industry experience to both the private sector and governments, since 1976. In addition, Dr. Zidenberg is a current director of Innova Gaming Group Inc., a company listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange (“TSX”), and the President, Chief Executive Officer and a director of ZAP Casinos Canada, a company associated with Penn National Gaming as it relates to Casino Rama in Ontario, Canada. Dr. Zidenberg is a gaming industry specialist with extensive experience in the development, implementation and operation of international gaming, tourism and entertainment projects since 1975, including, without limitation, in the areas of commercial gaming, operations and regulatory compliance, and has advised and consulted in these areas in both the government and the private sectors. He has worked internationally with companies such as Penn National Gaming, The Bahamas Amusement Corporation, Summa Corporation, Resorts International, Trump Organization, Playboy Casinos, Carnival Hotels & Casinos, Harrah’s and Hard Rock International. Since 2011, Dr. Zidenberg has been an International Vice President of B’nai Brith, an international human rights organization which has operated in Canada since 1875, and currently chairs its Special Advisory Council to the League for Human Rights. Dr. Zidenberg was a Member of the Board of the Responsible Gambling Council of Canada for over 15 years, and is registered with the Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario and numerous other gaming authorities in various jurisdictions. Dr. Zidenberg is also a recipient of a 2002 Canadian Gaming Industry Award of Excellence, and in 2010, Dr. Zidenberg created and developed the First Nation Canadian Gaming Awards program.

Basic Compensation

Name Fiscal Year Total

Divyesh Gadhia

97,233

Rafi Ashkenazi

2,137,840

Daniel Sebag

832,232

Marlon Goldstein

1,639,760

Wesley Clark

118,121

Harlan Goodson

118,121

Aubrey Zidenberg

98,021
As Of  30 Dec 2015