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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Brian Roberts

57 2004 Chairman of the Board, President, Chief Executive Officer

Kornelis Smit

58 2017 Vice Chairman of the Board

Michael Cavanagh

51 2015 Chief Financial Officer, Senior Executive Vice President

David Watson

2017 President, Chief Executive Officer

Arthur Block

62 2015 Executive Vice President, General Counsel, Secretary

Ed Brassel

2017 Executive Vice President - Enterprise Business Intelligence for Comcast Cable and NBC Universal

Stephen Burke

58 2015 Senior Executive Vice President: President and Chief Executive Officer, NBC Universal Holdings and NBC Universal

David Cohen

61 2015 Senior Executive Vice President

Daniel Murdock

43 2017 Senior Vice President, Chief Accounting Officer

Edward Breen

61 2016 Lead Independent Director

Sheldon Bonovitz

78 1979 Director

Kenneth Bacon

62 2002 Independent Director

Madeline Bell

54 2015 Independent Director

Joseph Collins

71 2004 Independent Director

Gerald Hassell

65 2008 Independent Director

Jeffery Honickman

59 2005 Independent Director

Eduardo Mestre

67 2011 Independent Director

Asuka Nakahara

59 2017 Independent Director

David Novak

63 2016 Independent Director

Johnathan Rodgers

70 2011 Independent Director

Judith Rodin

72 2002 Independent Director

Biographies

Name Description

Brian Roberts

Mr. Brian L. Roberts is Chairman of the Board, President, Chief Executive Officer of the company. He has served as a director and as our President, Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of the Board for more than five years. As of December 31, 2016, Mr. Roberts had sole voting power over approximately 33 1/3% of the combined voting power of our two classes of common stock. He is a son of our late founder, Mr. Ralph J. Roberts. Mr. Roberts is also a director of the National Cable and Telecommunications Association.

Kornelis Smit

Mr. Kornelis Smit, Jr. has been appointed as Vice Chairman of the Board of the Company, effective April 1, 2017. He is no longer Senior Executive Vice President; President and Chief Executive Officer, Comcast Cable of the company, effective April 1, 2017. He has served as a Senior Executive Vice President since March 2015 and previously had served as an Executive Vice President for more than five years. Mr. Smit has been the President of Comcast Cable since March 2010 and was appointed as Chief Executive Officer of Comcast Cable in November 2011. Before joining Comcast, Mr. Smit was the President and Chief Executive Officer and a director of Charter Communications, Inc., a cable company, since August 2005. Charter Communications filed a voluntary petition for reorganization under Chapter 11 of the U.S. Bankruptcy Code in March 2009 and emerged from Chapter 11 bankruptcy in November 2009. Mr. Smit is also the Chairman of the Board of Directors of the National Cable and Telecommunications Association and Chairman of CableLabs.

Michael Cavanagh

Mr. Michael J. Cavanagh is Chief Financial Officer, Senior Executive Vice President of the Company. He has served as the Chief Financial Officer of Comcast Corporation since July 2015. Prior to joining our company, Mr. Cavanagh had been Co-President and Co-Chief Operating Officer for The Carlyle Group, a global investment firm, since 2014. Prior to that, Mr. Cavanagh was the Co-Chief Executive Officer of the Corporate & Investment Bank of JPMorgan Chase & Co. from 2012 until 2014; the Chief Executive Officer of JPMorgan Chase & Co.’s Treasury & Securities Services business from 2010 to 2012; and the Chief Financial Officer of JPMorgan Chase & Co. from 2004 to 2010. Mr. Cavanagh is also a director of Yum Brands, Incorporated.

David Watson

Mr. David N. Watson has been appointed as President, Chief Executive Officer of the Company, effective April 1, 2017. He is no longer Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer for Comcast Cable of the Company, effective April 1, 2017. Watson, who joined Comcast in 1991, has served as the Chief Operating Officer of Comcast Cable since 2010 and has partnered with Smit in running the cable division since Smit's arrival at the company. He has held many senior roles within Comcast, including leadership of the product, sales, marketing, and advertising functions. Throughout his career, Watson has led some of the industry's most impressive transitions, including from analog to IPTV and from early entry into high-speed internet to delivering gigabit speeds. He has also played a key role in Comcast's expansion into commercial business services and in the development of our advertising businesses.

Arthur Block

Mr. Arthur R. Block is Executive Vice President, General Counsel, Secretary of the company. He previously served as Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary of Comcast. He is the Company’s chief legal officer, overseeing Comcast’s legal, corporate governance and strategic intellectual property functions. Art has been with Comcast since 1989; during this time, he has served as the lead in-house attorney for Comcast’s mergers, acquisitions and financings. Prior to joining Comcast, Art was a partner in the Corporate Department of the Philadelphia law firm Wolf, Block, Schorr and Solis-Cohen, which he joined in 1978. Art currently serves as Co-Chair of the Site Board of City Year Greater Philadelphia and as the Chair of the Board of Managers of Moore College of Art and Design. He has served as an Executive Vice President since March 2015 and previously had served as a Senior Vice President for more than five years. He has been our General Counsel and Secretary for more than five years.

Ed Brassel

Mr. Ed Brassel serves as Executive Vice President - Enterprise Business Intelligence for Comcast Cable and NBC Universal of the Company. In this expanded role, he will continue to lead business intelligence and analytics efforts at Comcast Cable that provide insight, inform decision making and drive strategic planning while also incorporating that same focus across NBCUniversal's television, film and theme park properties. Mr. Brassel has more than 30 years of experience in marketing, strategy and business analytics. Prior to joining Comcast, he served as Senior Vice President, Marketing and Business Analytics at DirecTV and also held various leadership roles with two marketing services agencies in Dallas. Mr. Brassel began his career in consumer packaged goods marketing with H.J. Heinz Company and R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Company. Mr. Brassel is a graduate of Duke University, where he earned both an MBA and B.A. in Psychology. He and his husband, Joe, will continue to reside in Philadelphia.

Stephen Burke

Mr. Stephen B. Burke is Senior Executive Vice President: President and Chief Executive Officer, NBC Universal Holdings and NBC Universal of the company. He has served as a Senior Executive Vice President since March 2015 and previously had served as an Executive Vice President for more than five years. In January 2011, Mr. Burke became the President and Chief Executive Officer of NBCUniversal Holdings and NBCUniversal and resigned from his position as our Chief Operating Officer. Mr. Burke also had been the President of Comcast Cable until March 2010. Mr. Burke is also a director of JPMorgan Chase & Co. and Berkshire Hathaway, Incorporated.

David Cohen

Mr. David L. Cohen J.D. is Senior Executive Vice President of the Company since March 2015. He has served as a Senior Executive Vice President since March 2015 and previously had served as an Executive Vice President for more than five years. Mr. Cohen is also a director of the FS Global Credit Opportunities Funds, the FS Global Credit Opportunities Fund A and the FS Global Credit Opportunities Fund D.

Daniel Murdock

Mr. Daniel C. Murdock has been appointed as Senior Vice President and Chief Accounting Officer of the Company, effective March 1, 2017. Mr. Murdock has served as the Company’s Vice President and Corporate Controller since June 2015. Mr. Murdock joined Comcast from the Securities and Exchange Commission, where he had served as the Deputy Chief Accountant in the Office of the Chief Accountant from October 2013 until May 2015. Prior to the SEC, he was Deloitte & Touche’s Audit/Industry Professional Practice Director for media and entertainment.

Edward Breen

Mr. Edward D. Breen is Lead Independent Director of Comcast Corp. He is the Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer of E.I. du Pont de Nemours and Company; he joined the DuPont board in February 2015, and became its Chief Executive Officer in November 2015. Mr. Breen is also the Chairman of the Board of Tyco International Ltd., where he had been its Chief Executive Officer from July 2002 until September 2012. Prior to joining Tyco International, Mr. Breen was President and Chief Operating Officer of Motorola from January 2002 to July 2002; Executive Vice President and President of Motorola’s Networks Sector from January 2001 to January 2002; Executive Vice President and President of Motorola’s Broadband Communications Sector from January 2000 to January 2001; Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer of General Instrument Corporation from December 1997 to January 2000; and, prior to December 1997, President of General Instrument’s Broadband Networks Group. Mr. Breen is a member of the advisory board of New Mountain Capital, and had previously served as one of our directors from June 2005 until November 2011.

Sheldon Bonovitz

Mr. Sheldon M. Bonovitz is Director of Comcast Corp., since March 1979. Mr. Bonovitz is currently Chairman Emeritus of Duane Morris LLP, a law firm. From January 1998 to December 2007, he served as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Duane Morris. Mr. Bonovitz is also Chairman of The Fund for the School District of Philadelphia, a trustee of the Dolfinger-McMahon Charitable Trust and the Christian R. and Mary F. Lindbach Foundation and a member of the board of trustees of the Barnes Foundation, the Free Library of Philadelphia Foundation and the Philadelphia Museum of Art.

Kenneth Bacon

Mr. Kenneth J. Bacon is Independent Director of Comcast Corp. Mr. Bacon has been a partner at RailField Partners, a financial advisory and asset management firm, since his retirement from Fannie Mae in March 2012, where he had served as the Executive Vice President of the multifamily mortgage business since July 2005. From January 2005 to July 2005, he served as the interim Executive Vice President of Housing and Community Development. Mr. Bacon is a member of the National Multifamily Housing Council.

Madeline Bell

Ms. Madeline Bell is Independent Director of Comcast Corporation. Ms. Bell is the President and Chief Executive Officer of The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (“CHOP”), a top-ranked children’s hospital in the United States. Prior to being promoted to Chief Executive Officer in July of 2015, Ms. Bell served as CHOP’s Chief Operating Officer for eight years. Ms. Bell began her career as a pediatric nurse and moved from a variety of different nursing roles into hospital administration in 1989. Ms. Bell is a fellow of the Philadelphia College of Physicians, Chair-elect of the Children’s Hospital Association, serves on the boards of the University City District, the Schuylkill River Development Corporation, Delaware Valley Healthcare Council, Health Alliance, Solutions for Patient Safety and Greater Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce and is a member of the Chamber’s CEO Council for Growth. Ms. Bell also serves on the Philadelphia Federal Reserve Bank Economic Advisory Board and the Villanova University College of Nursing Board of Consultors.

Joseph Collins

Mr. Joseph J. Collins is Independent Director of Comcast Corp., since October 2004. Mr. Collins currently serves as the Chairman of Aegis, LLC. From August 2001 to December 2003, he served as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of AOL Time Warner Interactive Video. From 1989 to August 2001, Mr. Collins served as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Time Warner Cable. We believe that Mr. Collins’ extensive experience and leadership in the cable and Internet industries, including his various experiences as a chief executive officer as noted above, coupled with his experience in the media and entertainment and technology industries and in government affairs, render him qualified to serve as one of our directors.

Gerald Hassell

Mr. Gerald L. Hassell is Independent Director of Comcast Corp., since May 2008. Mr. Hassell is the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of The Bank of New York Mellon. Prior to the merger of The Bank of New York Company, Inc. and Mellon Financial Corporation in July 2007, Mr. Hassell was President of The Bank of New York Company, Inc. and The Bank of New York. Mr. Hassell is a member of the board of trustees of Duke University, a member of the board of visitors of Columbia University Medical Center, a member of the Financial Services Forum, Vice Chairman of Big Brothers/Big Sisters of New York and a member of the boards of the Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts and the National September 11 Memorial & Museum.

Jeffery Honickman

Mr. Jeffery A. Honickman is Independent Director of Comcast Corp., since December 2005. Mr. Honickman has served since 1990 as the Chief Executive Officer of Pepsi-Cola & National Brand Beverages, Ltd., a bottling and distribution company, which includes among its affiliates Pepsi-Cola Bottling Company of New York, Inc. and Canada Dry bottling companies from New York to Virginia. He is also the Vice President and Secretary of Antonio Origlio Inc., a beverage distributor based in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, which does business as Origlio Beverages. He currently serves on the board of directors of the American Beverage Association and the Dr. Pepper Snapple Bottlers Association. Mr. Honickman is also a member of the board of trustees of Germantown Academy. We believe that Mr. Honickman’s significant experience in the wholesale and consumer products industries, including his experience as a chief executive officer as noted above, renders him qualified to serve as one of our directors.

Eduardo Mestre

Mr. Eduardo G. Mestre is Independent Director of Comcast Corp., since May 2011. Mr. Mestre has been a Senior Advisor to Evercore Partners Inc., an independent investment banking advisory firm, since April 2014. From February 2012 until April 2014, he was a Senior Managing Director and Chairman of Global Advisory of Evercore Partners, and from October 2004 until February 2012, he was a Vice Chairman of Evercore Partners. From 2001 to 2004, Mr. Mestre served as Chairman of Citigroup’s global investment bank. From 1995 to 2001, he served as head of investment banking and, prior to that, as co-head of mergers and acquisitions at Salomon Smith Barney. Prior to joining Salomon in 1977, Mr. Mestre practiced law at Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP. We believe that Mr. Mestre’s significant experience and leadership in the investment banking industry, including with respect to the cable, Internet, phone and wireless industries, render him qualified to serve as one of our directors.

Asuka Nakahara

Mr. Asuka Nakahara serves as Independent Director of the Company. Mr. Nakahara has been a partner in Triton Atlantic Partners, a real estate advisory firm and investment vehicle, since 2009. He also serves as an Associate Director of the Zell-Lurie Real Estate Center at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania and is a director of the CBRE Clarion Global Real Estate Income Fund.

David Novak

Mr. David C. Novak serves as Independent Director of the Company. He is the founder of OGO Enterprises, LLC, a company whose mission is to inspire people through personal recognitions that deepen relationships. Prior to that, Mr. Novak was the Chief Executive Officer of YUM! Brands, Inc. from January 2000 until December 2014, and was the Chairman of its Board of Directors from January 2001 until December 2014 and the Executive Chairman of its Board from January 2015 until May 2016.

Johnathan Rodgers

Mr. Johnathan A. Rodgers is Independent Director of Comcast Corp., since September 2011. Mr. Rodgers was the President and Chief Executive Officer of TV One, a cable network that offers programming targeted for the African American community. Prior to joining TV One, Mr. Rodgers had been the President of Discovery Networks for six years and, prior to that, had worked at CBS, Inc. for twenty years, where he held a variety of executive positions, including President of the CBS Television Stations Division.

Judith Rodin

Dr. Judith H. Rodin is Independent Director of Comcast Corp., since November 2002. Dr. Rodin is President of the Rockefeller Foundation. From 1994 to 2004, Dr. Rodin served as President of the University of Pennsylvania, as well as a professor of psychology and of medicine and psychiatry at the University of Pennsylvania. She also serves as a director of Laureate, a privately-held company.