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Character Group PLC (CCT.L)

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Richard King

69 2016 Non-Executive Chairman of the Board

Mark Dowding

54 2016 Group Finance Director, Director

Jonathan Diver

50 2016 Managing Director, Executive Director

Kirankumar Shah

60 2016 Joint Managing Director, Executive Director

Michael Hyde

40 2011 Executive Director; Managing Director - Far East Operations

Joseph Kissane

62 Executive Director; Managing Director of Character Options Limited

Jeremiah Healy

54 2016 Group Marketing Director, Director

Clive Crouch

63 2016 Independent Non-Executive Director

David Harris

64 2004 Senior Independent Non-Executive Director

Biographies

Name Description

Richard King

Mr. Richard King has been appointed as Non-Executive Chairman of the Board of Character Group PLC, effective 1 February 2016. He has extensive experience in the toy industry and has been involved in importing consumer products from the Far East since 1969. He established the original business of The Character Group plc jointly with Mr. Kissane and Mr. Shah in 1991 and works in close association with the management to develop and implement Group strategies.

Mark Dowding

Mr. Mark Timothy Dowding has been appointed as Group Finance Director, Director of the Company, effective 1 February 2016. Mark holds a Master of Business Administration degree, is a Member of The Association of Chartered Certified Accountants and also a Member of The Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales. He qualified in 1991 with a leading firm of accountants and, prior to joining the Company in 2012 he was a partner with a Top 20, UK accountancy firm. Mark brings extensive knowledge and experience in financial management, legal, accounting and corporate finance work.

Jonathan Diver

Mr. Jonathan James Diver has been Joint Managing Director, Executive Director of Character Group PLC. He is no longer Group Marketing Director effective 1 February 2016. He joined the Group in September 1991 from Rainbow Toys Limited, where he was Senior Marketing Executive. He became Group Marketing Director in August 1994 and has developed close working relationships with the Group’s suppliers. He has played a key role in product development and the development and implementation of the Group’s marketing strategy.

Kirankumar Shah

Mr. Kirankumar Premchand Shah, FCCA has been Joint Managing Director, Executive Director of the Company. He is no longer Group Finance Director effective 1 February 2016. He is a member of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants. After initially working in a private accountancy practice, he moved into industry and, since 1978, has been involved extensively in the toy industry, notably in his role in jointly heading up a successful management buyout of Merit Toys Limited in 1981 and its subsequent sale to Bluebird Toys plc in 1988. He jointly established the original business of The Character Group plc with Mr. King and Mr. Kissane in April 1991.

Michael Hyde

Mr. Michael Spencer Hyde is Managing Director - Far East Operations, Executive Director of Character Group PLC. Prior to joining Character, Michael spent six years working for Mattel Inc., the NASDAQ listed US toy designer and manufacturer, where he held a number of management positions, focusing on brand management, marketing and product development. He attained a Bachelor of Arts (BA) in Mandarin Chinese from Brigham Young University, Utah and a Master of Business Administration (MBA) from Loyola Marymount University, California

Joseph Kissane

Mr. Joseph John Patrick Kissane is Executive Director, Managing Director of Character Options Limited of Character Group PLC and Managing Director of Character Options Limited. He has considerable sales expertise both at retail and supplier base in and outside the toy industry, gained over a period of over 35 years, notably with such companies as Nabisco, Lego and Tonka. He is one of the founders of the Group.

Jeremiah Healy

Mr. Jeremiah Healy has been appointed as Group Marketing Director, Director of the Company, effective 1 February 2016. He currently the Marketing Director of the Group's principal subsidiary (Character Options Limited), Jerry joined Character Options Limited as Head of Marketing in 2004 and brought with him a wealth of experience having worked with a number companies in the toy and computer games industries. Prior to joining Character Options he worked for Hornby Hobbies, Matchbox and Mattel both in the UK and Europe and at Sony Computer Entertainment Europe. In 2006 he was promoted to Character Options' Marketing Director. He has been integral to the development of the marketing function within the Group.

Clive Crouch

Mr. Clive William Crouch has been appointed as Independent Non-Executive Director of the Company, effective 1 February 2016. Clive has had a successful 35-year career involved in broadcasting. He was a member of the senior team that launched GMTV, successfully developing its positioning within television and licensing. He held the roles of Sales & Marketing Director (1992-2007) and subsequently Chief Operating Officer (2007-2010) before moving on to establish his own media consultancy business. He is also actively involved in the Toy industry and is a Fellow of its children's charity The Fence Club.

David Harris

Mr. David Harris is Senior Independent Non-Executive Director of Character Group PLC. He was appointed to the Board in May 2004. Hehas very broad financial experience gained over a 30 year career in both executive and non-executive capacities. He is currently a nonexecutive director of Small Companies Dividend Trust plc, Manchester and London Investment Trust plc, Aseana Properties Ltd, F&C Managed Portfolio Trust plc and Core VCTV plc, all of which are quoted companies on the London Stock Exchange. He is also a non-executive director of SDF Limited, a private film production company.

Basic Compensation

Name Fiscal Year Total

Richard King

492,995

Mark Dowding

--

Jonathan Diver

811,962

Kirankumar Shah

651,536

Michael Hyde

239,306

Joseph Kissane

514,686

Jeremiah Healy

--

Clive Crouch

--

David Harris

--
As Of  30 Aug 2014