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BID on New York Consolidated

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

William Ruprecht

58 2014 Chairman of the Board, President

Peregrine Cavendish

70 1996 Deputy Chairman of the Board

Patrick McClymont

44 2013 Chief Financial Officer, Executive Vice President

Kevin Ching

57 2006 Chief Executive Officer - Sotheby’s Asia

Bruno Vinciguerra

51 2008 Chief Operating Officer, Executive Vice President

Alfredo Gangotena

60 2014 Executive Vice President, Chief Marketing Officer

Gilbert Klemann

62 2008 Executive Vice President, Worldwide General Counsel, Secretary

Susan Alexander

60 2004 Executive Vice President, Worldwide Head - Human Resources

Mitchell Zuckerman

67 2011 Executive Vice President - Global Auction Transactions

David Ulmer

58 2006 Senior Vice President, Chief Technology and Strategy Officer

Andrew Gully

56 2012 Senior Vice President, Worldwide Director of Communications

Jan Prasens

39 2007 Senior Vice President and Managing Director, Sotheby’s Financial Services, Inc.

Mark Cornell

47 2013 Managing Director, Europe

Maarten Ten Holder

43 2007 Managing Director, Sotheby’s America's

Domenico De Sole

70 2013 Lead Independent Director

Daniel Loeb

52 2014 Director

Olivier Reza

40 2014 Director

Harry Wilson

42 2014 Director

John Angelo

72 2007 Independent Director

Daniel Meyer

56 2011 Independent Director

Marsha Simms

61 2011 Independent Director

Robert Taubman

60 2000 Independent Director

Diana Taylor

59 2007 Independent Director

Dennis Weibling

62 2006 Independent Director

Biographies

Name Description

William Ruprecht

Mr. William F. Ruprecht is Chairman of the Board, President of Sotheby's. He previously served as Executive Vice President of the Company and Managing Director of Sotheby’s North and South America from February 1994 until February 2000. From 1992 to February 1994, he served as Director of Marketing for the Company worldwide and also oversaw a number of specialist departments. From 1986 to 1992, Mr. Ruprecht served as Director of Marketing for Sotheby’s, Inc. In March 2012, he was elected to the Board of Directors of The Bessemer Group, Incorporated, a private bank holding company, as well as to the boards of its principal U.S. bank and trust company subsidiaries, Bessemer Trust Company, Bessemer Trust Company, N.A., and Bessemer Trust Company of Florida. In 2008, Mr. Ruprecht became a Trustee of the University of Vermont and, in 2012, the Foundation of the University of Vermont. From 2007 to 2009, he served as a Trustee of The Historical Society of the Town of Greenwich, Connecticut.

Peregrine Cavendish

Mr. Peregrine Andrew Morny Cavendish, KCVO, CBE, is Deputy Chairman of the Board of Sotheby's. The Duke of Devonshire KCVO, CBE, formerly Marquess of Hartington, became a director of the Company in September 1994, and assumed the role of Deputy Chairman of the Company in April 1996. In March 2008, he was appointed Chancellor of the University of Derby, England. In 2007, the Duke became a Trustee of the Wallace Collection, a major London fine arts museum and a Trustee of the Storm King Arts Center in New York. Since October 2012, he has served as a Trustee of Derby Museums and, from 2006 to October 2012, he served as a Trustee of the Sheffield Galleries & Museums Trust. The Duke of Devonshire assists in the management of family estates in England and Ireland, as well as The Devonshire Hotels and Restaurants Group, which operates several highly rated hotels in England including a well-known luxury hotel. He also oversees the Devonshire Collection, a world-renowned private art collection based at Chatsworth. Under his direction, visitor numbers at Chatsworth have increased to over 700,000 paying visitors annually—Chatsworth was the fastest growing of Britain’s Top 20 paid-for attractions in 2011.

Patrick McClymont

Mr. Patrick S. McClymont has been appointed as Chief Financial Officer, Executive Vice President of Sotheby's, effective October 7, 2013. He previously was a Partner and Managing Director of Goldman, Sachs & Co. in its Investment Banking Division, having joined Goldman, Sachs in 1998. While with Goldman, Sachs, Mr. McClymont advised the Company for several years on strategic and financial matters.

Kevin Ching

Mr. Kevin Ching is Chief Executive Officer - Sotheby’s Asia of Sotheby's., Since July 2006. He became a director of Sotheby’s Hong Kong Limited in October 2006. From 1994 until 2006, he served as a board executive director and group legal counsel of Dickson Concepts (International) Limited, a Hong Kong public company and was responsible for its legal affairs as well as general business development, with special responsibility for China.

Bruno Vinciguerra

Mr. Bruno Vinciguerra is Chief Operating Officer, Executive Vice President of Sotheby's. Mr. Vinciguerra, an Executive Vice President of the Company since January 2007, was appointed Chief Operating Officer of the Company in July 2008. He has served as Director of Global Business Development of the Company since February 2008. From January 2007 to February 2008, Mr. Vinciguerra was the Director of New Initiatives of the Company. He previously served as the General Manager of Dell Western Europe from 2003 to 2006 and as the General Manager of Dell Southern Europe from 2000 to 2003. From 1998 to 2000, Mr. Vinciguerra was Senior Vice President, Strategic Planning of The Walt Disney Company. From 1994 to 1997, he was a Vice President and Partner of Bain and Co., where he had been employed since 1986.

Alfredo Gangotena

Mr. Alfredo Gangotena is Executive Vice President, Chief Marketing Officer of Sotheby's., Since February 2014. From January 2004 to September 2013, Mr. Gangotena served in a number of executive positions with MasterCard Worldwide, where he was most recently Chief Marketing Officer. Previously, he was CEO of Hutchison-Priceline in Asia/Pacific, the Internet travel joint-venture company of the Hutchison Group and www.priceline.com. Mr. Gangotena also served as President and Executive Chairman of the Asia/Pacific Region for the Henkel Group of Germany and held senior management positions with Walt Disney and the Procter & Gamble Company.

Gilbert Klemann

Mr. Gilbert L. Klemann, II, is Executive Vice President, Worldwide General Counsel, Secretary of Sotheby's. Mr. Klemann joined the Company in February 2008 as Executive Vice President, Worldwide General Counsel and Secretary. Prior to joining the Company, he served as Senior Vice President and General Counsel of Avon Products, Inc. from January 2001 through December 2007. During 2000, he was Of Counsel to the international law firm of Chadbourne & Parke LLP and, from 1998 to 1999, he was an Executive Vice President of Fortune Brands, Inc. (formerly American Brands, Inc.), with responsibilities that included corporate development, legal and administrative functions. Between 1991 and 1997, Mr. Klemann served as the Senior Vice President and General Counsel of American Brands, Inc. and previously was a partner at Chadbourne & Parke LLP, where he was a member of the Management Committee.

Susan Alexander

Ms. Susan R. Alexander is Executive Vice President, Worldwide Head - Human Resources of Sotheby's. From January 1986 to October 2004, she served as Senior Vice President and Worldwide Head of Human Resources of the Company and has been employed by the Company since 1984.

Mitchell Zuckerman

Mr. Mitchell Zuckerman is Executive Vice President - Global Auction Transactions of Sotheby's., since 2011. He previously served as Chairman of Sotheby’s Financial Services, Inc. from 2007 to 2011. From 1988 to 2007, Mr. Zuckerman was President of Sotheby’s Financial Services, Inc.

David Ulmer

Dr. David Ulmer is Senior Vice President, Chief Technology and Strategy Officer of Sotheby's. He previously served as Senior Vice President and Chief Technology Officer since January 2000. In September 2010, he also assumed the Chief Administration Officer role for the Company’s Americas’ region. He served as Senior Vice President of Information Technology from June 1997 until January 2000.

Andrew Gully

Mr. Andrew P. Gully is Senior Vice President, Worldwide Director of Communications of Sotheby's. From 2009 to June 2012, he served as Senior Vice President for Communications of Brandeis University. From 2007 until 2009, Mr. Gully was the Senior vice President, Managing Director of Corporate Affairs, of Sovereign Bank, which is part of the Santander Group. Before 2007, he spent nearly 30 years in various positions in the newspaper business, including as Managing Editor of the Boston Herald for 11 years.

Jan Prasens

Mr. Jan Prasens is Senior Vice President and Managing Director, Sotheby’s Financial Services, Inc. of Sotheby's., Since May 2007. Previously, he served as the Treasurer of the Company between 2006 and 2007 and as Assistant Treasurer between 2002 and 2006. Mr. Prasens joined the Company in its Treasury group in 2000.

Mark Cornell

Mr. Mark Cornell is Managing Director, Europe of Sotheby's., Since July 2013. From April 2011 to May 2012, he served as the CEO of Edmiston Ltd. From January 2000 to January 2011, Mr. Cornell served in several leadership positions with luxury goods conglomerate LVMH Group, including as President and CEO of Moet Hennessy USA and as Chief Executive of Krug Champagne. From August 1992 to December 1998, Mr. Cornell served in several management positions with the WH Smith Group, a leading United Kingdom retailer.

Maarten Ten Holder

Mr. Maarten Ten Holder is Managing Director, Sotheby’s America's of Sotheby's. He previously served as Deputy Managing Director of Sotheby’s North America from 2006 to September 2007 and as Deputy Managing Director of Sotheby’s Milan, Italy office between 2002 and 2006. Between 1996 and 2002, Mr. ten Holder held various positions with the Company’s European subsidiaries.

Domenico De Sole

Mr. Domenico De Sole is Lead Independent Director of Sotheby's., Since December 13, 2013. He is co-founder and has served as Chairman of luxury retailer Tom Ford International since 2005 and was President and CEO of Gucci Group N.V. from 1994 to 2004. From 1984 to 1994, Mr. De Sole served as CEO of Gucci America. He is currently a director of Newell Rubbermaid, Inc., a global marketer of consumer and commercial goods (since 2007), Gap, Inc. (since 2004) and Ermenegildo Zegna, a privately held high-end luxury manufacturer and retailer. Mr. De Sole also serves as the Vice President of the Board of Trustees of the Aspen Art Museum and is a member of the Dean’s Advisory Board of Harvard Law School. He is a former director of The Procter & Gamble Company, Bausch & Lomb Incorporated, Delta Air Lines, Inc., luxury apparel manufacturer and marketer Labelux SA, and Telecom Italia S.p.A.

Daniel Loeb

Mr. Daniel S. Loeb is Director of Sotheby's. Mr. Loeb is the Chief Executive Officer of Third Point, a New York-based investment management firm he founded in 1995. Immediately before founding Third Point, Mr. Loeb was Vice President of high yield sales at Citigroup. From 1991 to 1993, he was Senior Vice President in the distressed debt department at Jefferies & Co. Mr. Loeb began his career as an Associate in private equity at E.M. Warburg Pincus & Co. in 1984. From May 2012 until July 2013, Mr. Loeb was a member of the board of directors of Yahoo! Inc. He is a Trustee of the United States Olympic Foundation, Mount Sinai Hospital, the Manhattan Institute, and Prep for Prep. He is the Chairman of the Board of Success Academies Charter Schools. He is also a member of the Council on Foreign Relations and the American Enterprise Institute’s National Council. Mr. Loeb graduated with an A.B. in Economics from Columbia University in 1983.

Olivier Reza

Mr. Olivier Reza is Director of Sotheby's. Mr. Reza through Myro Capital L.L.C., is, and has been since 2009, the President of Reza Gem SAS, a private French company that is associated with Alexandre Reza’s jewelry business. Mr. Reza is the Founder and Managing Partner of Myro Capital, LLC, which provides management and financial advisory services to family members and associated entities. The Reza jewelry collection is considered one of the most important collections of rare gems and jewelry in the world. Previously, Mr. Reza served as Managing Director in the Mergers and Acquisitions group at Lazard Freres & Co LLC in New York, where he spent ten years working on transactions in industries ranging from industrial to consumer, retail, distribution, metals and mining, oil and gas, pharmaceuticals and manufacturing.

Harry Wilson

Mr. Harry J. Wilson is Director of the Company. Mr. Wilson is a nationally-recognized expert in corporate restructurings and turnarounds and in leading complicated businesses through corporate transitions, and has served as the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of MAEVA Group, LLC (“MAEVA”) since its founding in January 2011. Prior to founding MAEVA, in 2010 Mr. Wilson was the Republican nominee for New York State Comptroller. Mr. Wilson served as a Senior Advisor in the United States Department of the Treasury in 2009. He worked as one of the four leaders of the Auto Task Force, which was responsible for the Treasury’s role in the restructuring of General Motors and Chrysler. From 2003 through 2008, Mr. Wilson worked at credit investment fund Silver Point Capital, finishing his tenure there as a partner. From 1999 until 2003, Mr. Wilson worked at The Blackstone Group, the world’s largest private equity firm. Earlier in his career, Mr. Wilson worked at the private equity firm Clayton, Dubilier & Rice and in the investment banking division of Goldman, Sachs & Co. Mr. Wilson currently serves on the following boards of directors: Visteon Corporation, Youth, INC, a venture philanthropy nonprofit focused on troubled New York City youth, and The Hellenic Initiative. Mr. Wilson served on the Board of Directors of Yahoo! from May 2012 until July 2013 and on the Board of Directors of YRC Worldwide from July 2011 to March 2014. Mr. Wilson graduated with an A.B. in government from Harvard College in 1993 and received an MBA from Harvard Business School in 1999.

John Angelo

Mr. John M. Angelo is Independent Director of Sothebys. Since 1988, He has served as the CEO of Angelo, Gordon & Company, a privately held registered investment advisor dedicated to alternative investing, of which he is a co-founder and for which he oversees all fund management. Between 1970 and 1988, Mr. Angelo served in a number of positions with L.F. Rothschild & Company, the last of which was as Senior Managing Director and a member of its Board of Directors.

Daniel Meyer

Mr. Daniel Meyer is Independent Director of Sotheby's., May 2011. He is the CEO of Union Square Hospitality Group, or USHG, a company he founded in 1985. USHG owns and operates a number of restaurants including Union Square Cafe, Gramercy Tavern, Blue Smoke, Shake Shack, The Modern, Maialino, Untitled, and North End Grill, which have earned accolades in the Michelin Guide, The New York Times and Zagat Surveys. Since 2013, he has served as a director of The Container Store Group, Inc., a public company that is a storage and organization specialty retailer and, since 2000, as a director of OpenTable.com, a public company in the business of online restaurant reservations. Mr. Meyer is currently a member of the board of directors of the following not-for-profit organizations: Share Our Strength, Madison Square Park Conservancy and the Irving Harris Foundation. He is also a member of the executive committees of Union Square Partnership and NYC & Co.

Marsha Simms

Ms. Marsha E. Simms is Independent Director of Sotheby's. She having served as a partner of the international law firm Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP until her retirement in 2010. She practiced in the firm’s Corporate Department, primarily in bank finance and corporate debt restructuring and has over 30 years’ experience negotiating financings and restructurings for major corporations, including for the Company. Ms. Simms was recognized as a leading lawyer in the banking and finance field by Chambers Global and Chambers USA and was named as one of America’s Top Black Lawyers by Black Enterprise Magazine. She served as the Content Officer for the Business Law Section of the American Bar Association in 2011 and was the recipient of the 2010 Jean Allard Glass Cutter Award, given by the Business Law Section to a woman who has cut through barriers to attain high accomplishment in business law. She is a trustee of the Rockefeller Brothers Fund, a philanthropic organization, where she chairs the audit committee and is a member of the executive committee and a life trustee of WNET, New York’s public television station, where she chaired the audit committee and is a member of the education committee. Ms. Simms is also a member of the Council (board of directors) of the American Law Institute.

Robert Taubman

Mr. Robert S. Taubman is Independent Director of Sotheby's. He is Chairman, President and CEO of Taubman Centers, Inc. Mr. Taubman joined the Taubman organization in 1976, was elected Executive Vice President in 1984, Chief Operating Officer in 1988, President and CEO in 1990 and Chairman in 2001. He has headed Taubman Centers and served on its Board of Directors since the company’s initial public offering in 1992. Mr. Taubman is a member of the board of directors of Comerica Incorporated. He is Chairman of the Real Estate Roundtable in Washington, D.C., a trustee of the Urban Land Institute (ULI) and serves on the Board of Governors of the National Association of Real Estate Investment Trusts (NAREIT). He is on the Board of Directors of Business Leaders of Michigan. Mr. Taubman is the founding chairman of ULI’s Detroit Regional District Council and a member and past trustee of the International Council of Shopping Centers. Mr. Taubman serves as a member of the Board of Directors of Beaumont Hospitals and as a trustee of the Cranbrook Educational Community, where he is chairman of the audit committee. He is a member of the Board of Directors of SEMCOG (Southeastern Michigan Council of Governments). Mr. Taubman retired from the board of trustees of the Skillman Foundation in December 2012.

Diana Taylor

Ms. Diana L. Taylor is Independent Director of Sotheby's. In April 2007, she joined Wolfensohn & Co., an investment banking firm, as Managing Director. From June 2003 to March 2007, Ms. Taylor served as Superintendent of Banks for the State of New York, a position to which she was appointed by Governor George Pataki. Prior to her appointment, she held a number of senior government and private sector positions, including Chief Financial Officer of the Long Island Power Authority and Vice President of KeySpan Energy. From 1980 to 1996, Ms. Taylor was an investment banker. She worked at Smith Barney, Harris Upham; Lehman Brothers; and Donaldson, Lufkin & Jenrette before joining M.R. Beal & Co. as a founding partner. She is a director of Citigroup and Brookfield Asset Management. In 2009, she also served briefly as a director of Fannie Mae and Allianz Global Investors. She was required to leave both boards when she was nominated to become a director of Citigroup. Ms. Taylor serves on several not-for-profit boards, including ACCION and the Hudson River Park Trust, both of which she chairs and Dartmouth College, the Mayo Clinic, the New York Women’s Foundation and the YMCA of Greater New York, among others. She is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations.

Dennis Weibling

Mr. Dennis M. Weibling is Independent Director of Sotheby's., May 19, 2006. Since 2004, he has served as the Managing Director of Rally Capital, LLC, a private equity fund. Mr. Weibling currently serves as a board member and Chairman of Telesphere Networks Ltd. From October 1993 to December 2001, he served as President of Eagle River, Inc. and then as Vice Chairman of Eagle River Investments until November 2003, both being ventures of Craig McCaw. He is also a trustee of the trusts created by the estate of Keith W. McCaw. Beginning in 1995, Mr. Weibling served as a director of Nextel Partners, Inc. and Nextel Communications, Inc. until their respective mergers with Sprint Corporation in 2005 and 2006. Until 2003, he served on the board of XO Communications. Mr. Weibling currently serves as a member of the Seattle Pacific University Foundation.
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