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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Sumner Redstone

91 2006 Executive Chairman of the Board of Directors and Founder

Leslie Moonves

65 2006 President, Chief Executive Officer, Director

Shari Redstone

60 2005 Vice Chairman of the Board

Joseph Ianniello

47 2013 Chief Operating Officer

Anthony Ambrosio

54 2013 Senior Executive Vice President, Chief Administrative Officer and Chief Human Resources Officer

Lawrence Liding

46 2014 Executive Vice President, Chief Accounting Officer, Controller

Angeline Straka

69 2014 Executive Vice President, Deputy General Counsel and Secretary

Gil Schwartz

63 2013 Senior Executive Vice President, Chief Communications Office

Larry Tu

60 2014 Senior Executive Vice President and Chief Legal Officer

Richard Jones

49 2014 Senior Vice President, General Tax Counsel

David Andelman

75 2000 Director

Leonard Goldberg

81 2007 Director

Joseph Califano

83 2003 Independent Director

William Cohen

74 2003 Independent Director

Gary Countryman

75 2007 Independent Director

Charles Gifford

72 2006 Independent Director

Bruce Gordon

69 2006 Independent Director

Linda Griego

67 2007 Independent Director

Arnold Kopelson

80 2007 Independent Director

Douglas Morris

76 2007 Independent Director

Frederic Salerno

71 2007 Independent Director

Biographies

Name Description

Sumner Redstone

Mr. Sumner M. Redstone is Executive Chairman of the Board of Directors and Founder of CBS Corporation, since January 1, 2006. He was Chairman of the Board of Former Viacom from 1987 through 2005 and served as Chief Executive Officer of Former Viacom from 1996 through 2005. Mr. Redstone has also served as Chairman of the Board of National Amusements since 1986 and Chief Executive Officer of National Amusements since 1967. He served as President of National Amusements from 1967 through 1999. Mr. Redstone served as the first Chairman of the Board of the National Association of Theatre Owners (NATO) and is currently a member of its Executive Committee. Mr. Redstone has been a frequent lecturer at universities, including Harvard Law School, Boston University Law School and Brandeis University. Mr. Redstone graduated from Harvard University in 1944 and received a LL.B. from Harvard University School of Law in 1947. Upon graduation, Mr. Redstone served as Law Secretary with the United States Court of Appeals and then as a Special Assistant to the United States Attorney General. Mr. Redstone served in the Military Intelligence Division during World War II. While a student at Harvard, he was selected to join a special intelligence group whose mission was to break Japan's high-level military and diplomatic codes. Mr. Redstone received, among other honors, two commendations from the Military Intelligence Division in recognition of his service, contribution and devotion to duty. He is also a recipient of the Army Commendation Award. Mr. Redstone is also Chairman of the Board of National Amusements and serves as Executive Chairman of the board of directors and Founder of Viacom. He has held no other public company directorships during the past five years.

Leslie Moonves

Mr. Leslie Moonves is President, Chief Executive Officer, Director of CBS Corporation, since January 1, 2006. Previously, Mr. Moonves served as Co-President and Co-Chief Operating Officer of Former Viacom from June 2004 through December 2005. Prior to that, he served as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of CBS Broadcasting since 2003 and as its President and Chief Executive Officer since 1998. Mr. Moonves joined former CBS Corporation in 1995 as President, CBS Entertainment. Prior to that, Mr. Moonves was President of Warner Bros. Television since July 1993. During the past five years, he was also a director of CBS Outdoor Americas Inc. (currently known as Outfront Media Inc.) (2013-2014) and KB Home (2004-2012).As the Company's President and Chief Executive Officer, Mr. Moonves provides a critical link to management's perspective in Board discussions regarding the businesses and strategic direction of the Company. With his experience in all aspects of the Company's global businesses, having served in executive positions with the Company for the past 20 years, coupled with his service on the Board since the Separation, he provides the Board with unique institutional knowledge of the Company. Mr. Moonves is widely recognized as one of the most influential leaders in the entertainment industry. He is also an experienced director, with his service on the boards of multiple industry associations, and his prior service on other public company boards.

Shari Redstone

Ms. Shari E. Redstone is Vice Chairman of the Board of CBS Corporation, since June 2005. Ms. Redstone is a media executive with a wide-ranging background in numerous aspects of the entertainment industry and related ventures. She is Vice Chair of the Board of Directors of Viacom and Vice Chair of the Board of Directors of the Company. Since 2000, she has been President of National Amusements, one of the top 10 movie exhibitors in the United States. Ms. Redstone has expanded the company's international footprint and its exploration of new technologies. Ms. Redstone is also Co-founder and Managing Partner of Advancit Capital, an investment firm launched in 2011, which focuses on early stage investments in media, entertainment and technology. In addition, she is Co-Chairman of MovieTickets.com, Inc. and is a member of the Board of Directors and Executive Committee for the National Association of Theatre Owners (NATO). Ms. Redstone is also a founder and managing partner of Legacy Ventures. Ms. Redstone earned a BS from Tufts University and a JD and a Masters in Tax Law from Boston University. She practiced corporate law, estate planning and criminal law in the Boston area before joining National Amusements.

Joseph Ianniello

Mr. Joseph R. Ianniello is Chief Operating Officer of CBS Corporation. Ianniello was named Chief Financial Officer of CBS Corporation in 2009. Prior to that, Mr. Ianniello served as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of the Company since August 2009. Previously, he served as Deputy Chief Financial Officer of the Company since November 2008, as Senior Vice President, Chief Development Officer and Treasurer of the Company since September 2007, as Senior Vice President, Finance and Treasurer of the Company since January 1, 2006, as Senior Vice President and Treasurer of Former Viacom since July 2005, as Vice President, Corporate Development of Former Viacom from 2000 to 2005.

Anthony Ambrosio

Mr. Anthony G. Ambrosio is Senior Executive Vice President, Chief Administrative Officer and Chief Human Resources Officer CBS Corporation, effective December 31, 2013. He was Executive Vice President - Human Resources and Administration of CBS. Prior to that, Mr. Ambrosio served as Executive Vice President, Human Resources and Administration of the Company since January 1, 2006. Previously, he served as Co-Executive Vice President, Human Resources of Former Viacom since September 2005 and as Senior Vice President, Human Resources and Administration of the CBS, Infinity and Viacom Outdoor businesses since 2000. Prior to that, He served as Vice President, Corporate Human Resources of the former CBS Corporation from 1999 to 2000, as Vice President, Benefits of the former CBS Corporation from 1995 to November 1999 and as Director, Personnel of the former CBS Corporation in 1995. He joined the former CBS Corporation in 1985 and held various positions in the human resources area since that time.

Lawrence Liding

Mr. Lawrence Liding is Executive Vice President, Chief Accounting Officer, Controller of CBS Corporation, since August 2014. Previously, he served as Senior Vice President, Controller and Chief Accounting Officer of the Company since October 2011, Vice President, Deputy Controller of the Company since March 2010 and Vice President, Assistant Controller since January 1, 2006. Prior to that, Mr. Liding joined Former Viacom in 1995 and served as Vice President of Financial Reporting from 2002 through 2005.

Angeline Straka

Ms. Angeline C. Straka is Executive Vice President, Deputy General Counsel and Secretary of CBS Corporation, since October 2014. Prior to that, Ms. Straka served as Senior Vice President, Deputy General Counsel and Secretary of the Company since January 1, 2006 and Vice President and Associate General Counsel and Co-Head of the Corporate, Transactions and Securities practice group in the corporate law department of Former Viacom. Prior to joining the Former Viacom corporate law department in February 2001, Ms. Straka served as Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary of Infinity Broadcasting Corporation, then a majority-owned public subsidiary of Former Viacom, from May 2000. Ms. Straka was Vice President, Deputy General Counsel and Secretary of the former CBS Corporation and its predecessor, Westinghouse Electric Corporation, since 1994 and up to the time of the May 2000 merger of Former Viacom and the former CBS Corporation.

Gil Schwartz

Mr. Gil Schwartz is Senior Executive Vice President, Chief Communications Officer of CBS Corporation, since June 2013. Prior to that, he served as Executive Vice President and Chief Communications Officer of the Company since January 1, 2006. Previously, he was Executive Vice President of CBS Communications Group, which served the Company’s broadcast and local television, syndication, radio and outdoor operations, among others, from 2004 until January 1, 2006. He was Senior Vice President, Communications of CBS from 2000 to 2004, and Senior Vice President, Communications of the former CBS Corporation from 1996 to 2000. Mr. Schwartz served as Vice President, Corporate Communications of Westinghouse Broadcasting from 1995 to 1996. Prior to that, Mr. Schwartz served as Vice President, Communications for Westinghouse Broadcasting’s Group W Television Stations from 1989 to 1995. Mr. Schwartz joined Westinghouse Broadcasting in 1981.

Larry Tu

Mr. Larry Tu is Senior Executive Vice President and Chief Legal Officer of CBS Corporation., since January 1, 2014. Previously, Mr. Tu served as Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary of Dell Inc. since July 2004. Prior to that, Mr. Tu served as Executive Vice President and General Counsel of NBC Universal since 2001. He was previously a partner with the law firm, O’Melveny & Myers LLP, and also served five years as managing partner of the firm’s Hong Kong office. Mr. Tu’s prior experience also includes serving as General Counsel Asia-Pacific for Goldman Sachs, attorney for the U.S. State Department, and law clerk for U.S. Supreme Court Justice Thurgood Marshall.

Richard Jones

Mr. Richard M. Jones is Senior Vice President, General Tax Counsel of CBS Corporation, since August 2014. Previously, he served as Senior Vice President and General Tax Counsel of the Company since January 1, 2006 and for Former Viacom in December 2005. Prior to that, he served as Vice President of Tax, Assistant Treasurer and Tax Counsel for NBC Universal, Inc. since 2003 and he spent 13 years with Ernst & Young in their media & entertainment and transaction advisory services practices. Mr. Jones also served honorably as a non-commissioned officer in the U.S. Army’s 75th Ranger Regiment.

David Andelman

Mr. David R. Andelman is Director of CBS Corporation, since 2000. He is a senior partner associated with the law firm of Lourie & Cutler, P.C. in Boston, Massachusetts since 1964. Mr. Andelman also serves as a director and treasurer of Lourie & Cutler. He is also a director of National Amusements. He has held no other public company directorships during the past five years. Mr. Andelman is an accomplished attorney, practicing law for over 50 years with a focus in tax, estate and business planning. His legal acumen positions him as an invaluable advisor in the Company's deliberations. Mr. Andelman also provides institutional knowledge of the Company and continuity on the Company's Board, having served on the Board for 15 years.

Leonard Goldberg

Mr. Leonard R. Goldberg is Director of CBS Corporation, since January 31, 2007. He has been President of Mandy Films, Inc. and Panda Productions, Inc., both independent television and film production companies, since 1984. He is currently Executive Producer of the hit CBS television series, Blue Bloods. He was President of Twentieth Century Fox from 1987 to 1989. In addition, from 1972 to 1984, he partnered with producer Aaron Spelling to launch various television series and made-for-television movies. Prior to that, Mr. Goldberg served as Vice President of Production at Screen Gems (now Columbia Pictures Television) from 1969 to 1972. During the years 1961 to 1969, he served in various positions with the ABC Network, advancing to Head of Programming. He has held no other public company directorships during the past five years. With over 50 years of executive and creative experience in the television and film industries, Mr. Goldberg brings a deep understanding of the Company's core television and film businesses. He is well-positioned to advise directly on the strategic direction of the Company's Entertainment segment, including with respect to providing insight into the management of the Company's executive and creative talent.

Joseph Califano

Mr. Joseph A. Califano, Jr., is an Independent Director of CBS Corporation, since January 1,2003. Mr. Califano is Founder and Chairman Emeritus of the Board of The National Center on Addiction and Substance Abuse at Columbia University ("CASA-Columbia"). Prior to becoming Founder and Chairman Emeritus, effective February 1, 2012, Mr. Califano served as Founder and Chairman of CASA-Columbia, commencing in 1992, and also served as its President from 1992 through May 1, 2009. Mr. Califano has served as Adjunct Professor of Public Health at Columbia University's Medical School and School of Public Health since 1992 and is a member of the Institute of Medicine of the National Academy of Sciences. He was senior partner of the Washington, D.C. office of the law firm Dewey Ballantine from 1983 to 1992. Mr. Califano served as the United States Secretary of Health, Education, and Welfare from 1977 to 1979, and he served as President Lyndon B. Johnson's Assistant for Domestic Affairs from 1965 to 1969. He is the author of 13 books. During the past five years, he was also a director of Willis Group Holdings PLC (2004-2013). As the Founder and Chairman Emeritus and former senior executive of a nonprofit organization at a major university, Mr. Califano brings to the Board a distinctive ability to advise on public policy issues that may affect the Company and its reputation. In addition, his prior service at the highest levels of the federal government for more than 15 years and as an accomplished attorney in private practice in Washington, D.C. and New York provides the Board with insight on matters related to the federal government's regulation of the Company's businesses.

William Cohen

Mr. William S. Cohen is an Independent Director of CBS Corporation, since 2003. He has been Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of The Cohen Group, a business consulting firm, since January 2001. Prior to founding The Cohen Group, Mr. Cohen served as the United States Secretary of Defense from January 1997 to 2001. He also served as a United States Senator from 1979 to 1997, and as a member of the United States House of Representatives from 1973 to 1979. During the past five years, he was also a director of RLJ Acquisition, Inc. (2011-2012). Mr. Cohen currently serves as the principal executive officer of a privately held global consulting group that provides global business consulting services and advice on tactical and strategic opportunities in multiple global markets.

Gary Countryman

Mr. Gary L. Countryman is an Independent Director of CBS Corporation, since March 27, 2007. He has been Chairman Emeritus of the Liberty Mutual Group since 2000. He served as Chairman of Liberty Mutual Group from 1986 to 2000 and as Chief Executive Officer from 1986 to 1998. Mr. Countryman is also Vice Chairman of the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. During the past five years, he was also a director of Liberty Mutual Group (1986-2012) and NSTAR (1999-2012). Mr. Countryman's 40-year career in the insurance industry provides the Board with financial expertise and an understanding of the management of risk from an insurance perspective. His leadership in transforming Liberty Mutual from a domestic to an international financial services group and overseeing a complex, highly regulated group of insurance companies is relevant to the Board's oversight of the Company's global businesses and complex regulations.

Charles Gifford

Mr. Charles K. Gifford is an Independent Director of CBS Corporation, since January 1, 2006. He has been Chairman Emeritus of Bank of America Corporation since February 2005. He was Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of BankBoston prior to its 1999 merger with Fleet Financial Group and became President and Chief Operating Officer of the combined companies. Mr. Gifford became Chief Executive Officer of FleetBoston Financial in 2001 and Chairman in 2002. Mr. Gifford is also a director of Bank of America Corporation and Eversource Energy (formerly known as Northeast Utilities). During the past five years, he was also a director of NSTAR (1999-2012).

Bruce Gordon

Mr. Bruce S. Gordon is an Independent Director of CBS Corporation, since January 1, 2006. He served as President and Chief Executive Officer of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People ("NAACP") from August 2005 to March 2007. In December 2003, Mr. Gordon retired from Verizon Communications where he had served as President, Retail Markets Group since June 2000. Prior to that, Mr. Gordon served as Group President, Enterprise Business with Bell Atlantic Corporation (Verizon's predecessor) since December 1998. He served as Group President, Consumer and Small Business Services of Bell Atlantic from 1993 to August 1997, and as Group President, Retail, from August 1997 to December 1998. Mr. Gordon is also a director of Northrop Grumman Corporation and The ADT Corporation. During the past five years, he was also a director of Tyco International Ltd. (2003-2012). Having completed a 35-year career as a top executive in the telecommunications industry in 2003, Mr. Gordon became the first business executive to head the NAACP from 2005 to 2007. In addition to bringing significant leadership experience to the Board from his previous executive officer positions, the combination of proven business acumen and experience in public service makes Mr. Gordon a valuable advisor on business practices, including those with social policy implications. For example, he has been an instrumental advisor in the Company's re-affirmation of its diversity commitment programs. Also, Mr. Gordon's current service on two other boards, including service on nominating and governance, compensation and policy committees and as a non-Executive Chairman of a public company, gives him a deep understanding of public company governance.

Linda Griego

Ms. Linda M. Griego is an Independent Director of CBS Corporation, since March 27, 2007. Ms. Griego has served, since 1986, as President and Chief Executive Officer of Griego Enterprises, Inc., a business management company. For more than 20 years, she oversaw the operations of Engine Co. No. 28, a prominent restaurant in downtown Los Angeles that she founded in 1988. From 1990 to 2000, Ms. Griego held a number of government-related appointments, including Deputy Mayor of the city of Los Angeles, President and Chief Executive Officer of the Los Angeles Community Development Bank, and President and Chief Executive Officer of Rebuild LA, the agency created to jump-start inner-city economic development following the 1992 Los Angeles riots. Over the past two decades, she has also served on a number of government commissions and boards of directors of nonprofit organizations, including current service on the boards of the David and Lucile Packard Foundation, the Martin Luther King, Jr. Community Health Foundation, and the Community Development Technologies Center. Ms. Griego has served as a director of publicly traded and private corporations, including presently serving as director of AECOM Technology Corporation and the American Funds (4 funds). During the past five years, she was also a director of Southwest Water Company (2001-2010).

Arnold Kopelson

Mr. Arnold Kopelson is an Independent Director of CBS Corporation, since March 27, 2007. He has been Co-Chairman and Co-President of Kopelson Entertainment, through which he produces films and television programs and finances the acquisition and development of screenplays, since 1979. Prior to that, he practiced entertainment and banking law, specializing in motion picture financing. He has been honored with a Best Picture Academy Award, a Golden Globe, and an Independent Spirit Award, and his films have generated 17 Academy Award nominations. Mr. Kopelson has served on the Executive Committee of the Producers Branch of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences and currently serves on the Board of Mentors of the Peter Stark Producing Program at University of Southern California. He has held no other public company directorships during the past five years.

Douglas Morris

Mr. Douglas P. Morris is an Independent Director of CBS Corporation, since March 27, 2007. Mr. Morris has been the Chief Executive Officer of Sony Music Entertainment ("Sony") since July 2011. Previously, he served as Chairman of Universal Music Group ("UMG") from November 1995 through early March 2011, as its Chairman and Chief Executive Officer from November 1995 to July 2010, and as its Chairman and Co-Chief Executive Officer for the remainder of 2010. In July 1995, he formed a joint venture with Universal Music Group for a full-service record label. Prior to that, Mr. Morris served as President and Chief Operating Officer of Warner Music U.S. commencing in 1994 and was soon after appointed Chairman. He served as President of Atlantic Records and Co-Chief Executive Officer of the Atlantic Recording Group from 1980 to 1994. Mr. Morris began his career as a songwriter, producer, and the founder of his own record label, which was acquired by Atlantic Records in 1978. During the past five years, he was also a director of Activision Blizzard, Inc. (2008-2011).

Frederic Salerno

Mr. Frederic V. Salerno is an Independent Director of CBS Corporation, since May 23, 2007. Mr. Salerno is a retired Vice Chairman and Chief Financial Officer of Verizon Communications Inc., a position he held from June 2000 to October 2002. Prior to that, Mr. Salerno served as Vice Chairman and Chief Financial Officer of Bell Atlantic Corporation (Verizon's predecessor) from August 1997. Prior to the merger of Bell Atlantic and NYNEX Corporation ("NYNEX"), Mr. Salerno served as Vice Chairman, Finance and Business Development of NYNEX from 1994 to 1997. Mr. Salerno was Vice Chairman of the Board of NYNEX and President of the NYNEX Worldwide Services Group from 1991 to 1994. Prior to the Separation, Mr. Salerno served as a director of Former Viacom from 1994 through 2005. Mr. Salerno is also a director of Akamai Technologies, Inc. ("Akamai"), FCB Financial Holdings, Inc., IntercontinentalExchange, Inc. ("ICE"), and Viacom. During the past five years, he was also a director of National Fuel Gas Company (2008-2013) and Popular Inc. (2003-2011).

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