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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Michael Klein

74 1987 Independent Chairman of the Board

Andrew Florance

52 1995 President, Chief Executive Officer, Director

Scott Wheeler

52 2016 Chief Financial Officer

Frederick Saint

50 President of Apartments

Cameron Stewart

40 President of LoopNet

Matthew Linnington

47 2014 Executive Vice President - Sales

Francis Carchedi

58 Executive Vice President - Corporate Development

Lisa Ruggles

49 Senior Vice President, Portfolio Research

Frank Simuro

49 Chief Technology Officer

Becky Carr

52 2015 Chief Marketing Officer

Scott Yinger

50 2016 Vice President - Finance

Donna Tanenbaum

56 Vice President of Human Resources

Jonathan Coleman

51 General Counsel, Secretary

Giles Newman

53 Managing Director of U.K. subsidiary, CoStar UK Limited

Michael Glosserman

70 2008 Independent Director

Warren Haber

75 1995 Independent Director

John Hill

61 2012 Independent Director

Laura Kaplan

46 2016 Independent Director

Christopher Nassetta

53 2002 Independent Director

David Steinberg

58 2011 Independent Director

Richard Simonelli

Vice President, Investor Relations

Biographies

Name Description

Michael Klein

Mr. Michael R. Klein serves as an Independent Chairman of the Board of CoStar Group, Inc since 1987. He has been the Chairman of our Board of Directors since he and Mr. Florance started the Company in 1987. Mr. Klein also currently serves as Chairman of the board of directors and Chief Executive Officer of The Sunlight Foundation, a non-profit public education organization which he founded in 2005, and as Vice Chairman of the board of directors, Lead Director, Chairman of the compensation and corporate governance & nominating committees, and a member of the audit committee of Tutor Perini Corporation, a publicly-held construction company. From 1998 to 2011, he served on the board of directors of SRA International, Inc., a formerly publicly held provider of technology and strategic consulting services and solutions which was sold in June 2011. Mr. Klein is also a director of ASTAR Air Cargo, Inc. and ThinkFood Group, LLC, privately held companies. He also serves as Chairman of the board of directors of The Shakespeare Theatre Company, as a director of the American Himalayan Foundation, as a director of the NAACP Legal Defense and Education Fund, and as a trustee of the Aspen Music Festival and School and The Aspen Institute. From 1974 through 2005, he was a partner of the law firm now known as Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale & Dorr, LLP. Mr. Klein received a B.B.A. and a J.D. from the University of Miami and an L.L.M. from Harvard University.

Andrew Florance

Mr. Andrew C. Florance serves as President, Chief Executive Officer, Director of CoStar Group, Inc. As President and CEO of CoStar, Mr. Florance has directed CoStar Group’s successful expansion from start-up, to its IPO in July 1998, to its market-leading position today with a staff in excess of 2,400 worldwide, a client base that includes the commercial real estate industry’s leading brokerage firms and property owners and an international service platform that includes the entire United States, London, England, other parts of the United Kingdom, Paris, France and Toronto, Canada. Mr. Florance is a recognized authority for analysis of commercial real estate markets. He is a frequent speaker on commercial real estate at industry events. He conceived and co-authored the study resulting in the 2010 launch of the CoStar Commercial Repeat-Sale Indices (CCRSI), which is believed to be the most comprehensive and thorough commercial real estate repeat-sale price index available in the market today. The study was recognized as “Best Manuscript” by the James R. Webb American Real Estate Society (ARES) Foundation. He also co-authored the first comprehensive analysis of leasing and sales activity in energy-efficient office buildings in the United States. Mr. Florance received a B.A. in economics from Princeton University.

Scott Wheeler

Mr. Scott Wheeler serves as Chief Financial Officer of the Company effective January 11, 2016. Prior to his appointment as Chief Financial Officer, from 2006 until January 2016, Mr. Wheeler served in various roles with Experian, a global information services company. From 2013 until January 2016, Mr. Wheeler served as Chief Financial Officer – Experian North America and Global Technology Services. Experian North America is a regional business group with $2.5 billion in sales across four business segments and twelve operating units. Prior to this, Mr. Wheeler held various positions in addition to his role as Chief Financial Officer – Experian North America, including Director – SalesShare and Innovation from 2008 to 2012 and Chief Financial Officer of Experian’s Central and South American operations from 2006 to 2007. Mr. Wheeler came to CoStar with 30 years of financial and leadership experience, including four years with Avery Dennison Corporation, a producer of pressure-sensitive labeling, retail tag and ticketing systems; six years with General Electric Company; and ten years with Deloitte & Touche, LLP. He received a B.A. in Business Administration with Accounting concentration from University of Washington, Seattle.

Frederick Saint

Mr. Frederick (Fred) G. Saint serves as President of Apartments of the Company. He was President of Apartments, LLC (doing business as Apartments.com), a network of online apartment listing websites and a wholly owned subsidiary of the Company, is responsible for Apartments.com’s product, marketing and business development. Mr. Saint joined the Company as a result of the Company’s acquisition of LoopNet in 2012. He had previously joined LoopNet as President of Cityfeet and Vice President of LoopNet Business Development in August 2007 upon the acquisition of Cityfeet, where he served as Chief Executive Officer from January 2004 to August 2007. Mr. Saint received a B.S. in business administration from Wake Forest University and an M.B.A. in finance and real estate from the Wharton School at University of Pennsylvania.

Cameron Stewart

Mr. Cameron C. Stewart serves as the President of LoopNet ,a wholly owned subsidiary of the Company that we acquired in 2012, is responsible for products, marketing, business development and revenue within CoStar Group’s commercial real estate marketplace businesses, including LoopNet, CityFeet and Showcase. Mr. Stewart joined the Company as a result of the Company’s acquisition of LoopNet in 2012. Prior to being appointed to his current role in early 2016, Mr. Stewart was the General Manager of CoStar Group’s Land vertical overseeing LandsofAmerica and LandAndFarm from June 2014 to January 2016. Prior to that he served in various roles with the Company and LoopNet, including General Manager, LandAndFarm.com from January 2013 to June 2014; Senior Business Line Manager, LandAndFarm.com from December 2010 to December 2012; and Senior Marketing Manager, LoopNet from January 2006 to February 2011. Mr. Stewart received a B.A. in economics from Trinity College and his MBA from the Haas School of Business at the University of California Berkeley.

Matthew Linnington

Mr. Matthew F. W. Linnington serves as Executive Vice President - Sales of the Company. In 2014, prior to joining CoStar, he served as Vice President of Sales for Scivantage, a financial technology firm, and prior to that he was the Founder and Managing Director at SpeedBird Ventures UK Ltd., a private investment firm, from 2012 to 2014. Mr. Linnington served in various roles at Bloomberg LP from 1995 to 2012, including his most recent roles as Regional Head, Emerging Markets from 2008 to 2012, where he led expansion of Bloomberg’s operations in Africa, the Middle East and South Asia, and as Senior Vice President, Sales and Marketing for Bloomberg LP Americas from 2001 to 2008. Mr. Linnington received a B.A. Hons degree in Financial Services from the University of West England.

Francis Carchedi

Mr. Francis A. Carchedi serves as Executive Vice President - Corporate Development of Costar Group Inc. He has served as our Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer from May 1997 through June 2007. From 2009 until his appointment as Executive Vice President of Operations in early 2013, Mr. Carchedi served as Vice President of Corporate Development. He was subsequently appointed Executive Vice President of Corporate Development in early 2016. From 2008 to 2009, Mr. Carchedi was Chief Financial Officer of Avectra, Inc., a provider of enterprise and software as a service (SAAS)-based software and services. From 1995 to 1997, he was with ITC Learning Corporation, a publicly held publisher and distributor of multi-media training products, where he served as Vice President, Treasurer and Chief Financial Officer. Prior to that, Mr. Carchedi was with Ernst & Young, LLP for ten years, most recently as a consultant in the firm’s New York-based Mergers and Acquisitions Group and Entrepreneurial Services Group in Washington, DC. He received a B.S. in accounting from Wake Forest University.

Lisa Ruggles

Lisa C. Ruggles serves as Senior Vice President, Portfolio Research of the Company.She joined the Company in November 1999 as a Field Research Photographer. Since joining the Company, Ms. Ruggles has served in various roles of increasing responsibility, including Field Research Operations Manager from 2000 to 2006, Director of Field Research from 2006 to 2009, Senior Director of Field Research from 2009 to 2011, and Vice President of Field Research from 2011 until her appointment as Senior Vice President of Portfolio Research in early 2016. During her tenure, she launched CoStar’s research coverage of numerous markets throughout the United States, facilitating the Company’s national expansion, and led the launch of research coverage in Toronto, Canada and the United Kingdom. Ms. Ruggles received a B.A. in Photography from Savannah College of Art and Design.

Frank Simuro

Mr. Frank A. Simuro serves as Chief Technology Officer of the Company. He joined the Company in December 1999 as Director of Information Systems. He served as Senior Vice President of Information Systems from May 2005 to January 2008 and was promoted to Chief Information Officer in January 2008. Most recently, in March 2015, Mr. Simuro was promoted to Chief Technology Officer. Prior to joining CoStar, Mr. Simuro was Director of Data Warehousing at GRC International (“GRC”). Prior to GRC, Mr. Simuro was a technology consultant specializing in operational efficiency and database technologies. Mr. Simuro received a M.S. in information systems from George Washington University and a B.A. in computer science from State University of New York — Geneseo.

Becky Carr

Ms, Becky Carr serves as Chief Marketing Officer of the Company. Ms. Carr will lead and execute a global marketing strategy that we expect will grow sales and market share for CoStar Group, engage key stakeholders, increase customer demand and attract new customers. She will lead and develop a world-class marketing organization. Her first and primary responsibility will be focusing on the Apartments.com and Apartment Finder initiatives. Ms. Carr’s previous roles have included Chief Marketing Officer of CenturyLink Technology Solutions, Chief Marketing Officer for Foxwoods Resort Casino, Vice President of Global Marketing for Verizon, and Vice President of Marketing for MCI and WorldCom. She also had a highly successful sales career at MCI. She has a Bachelor of Arts degree from William Smith College.

Scott Yinger

Mr. Scott L. Yinger serves as Vice President - Finance of the Company., effective January 11, 2016. He is no longer Interim Chief Financial Officer of the Company. Mr. Yinger will perform the duties of the principal financial officer and principal accounting officer of the Company. Mr. Yinger joined CoStar in June 2010 as Vice President of Finance and has been employed with the Company in that role since that time. As Vice President of Finance, Mr. Yinger has been responsible for the Company’s budgeting, forecasting and other financial analysis, including analysis of mergers and acquisitions, and supports the Company’s investor relations function, communicating with investors and analysts. Prior to joining CoStar, Mr. Yinger held various roles at AOL from 1999 to 2009, including divisional Chief Financial Officer and Senior Vice President of Finance.

Donna Tanenbaum

Ms. Donna G. Tanenbaum serves as Vice President of Human Resources of the Company. She is responsible for leading the organization’s efforts to acquire, develop, and retain the talent capabilities needed to meet the Company’s strategic growth plans. Ms. Tanenbaum joined us in December 2012. Previously Ms. Tanenbaum served as Vice President of Human Resources at Curtiss-Wright Flow Control, a $1 billion business segment of Curtiss-Wright Corporation, an engineering and manufacturing company, from April 2005 to December 2012, where she was responsible for all human resources activities for 3500 employees in the US and globally. Ms. Tanenbaum received a B.S. in human development from Cornell University and a Master of Education, with an emphasis in organizational behavior, from the Harvard Graduate School of Education.

Jonathan Coleman

Mr. Jonathan M. Coleman serves as General Counsel and Secretary of the Company. He joined us in May 2000 as Deputy General Counsel. He has served as General Counsel and Secretary since July 2005. From October 1996 to May 2000, Mr. Coleman was a Trial Attorney with the U.S. Department of Justice’s Civil Division. Prior to that, Mr. Coleman was an associate at Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson, where he practiced commercial litigation. Mr. Coleman received a B.A. in economics and public policy studies from Dickinson College and his J.D. from George Washington University.

Giles Newman

Mr. Giles R. Newman serves as the Managing Director of U.K. subsidiary, CoStar UK Limited, is responsible for our European operations, which include CoStar Suite, CoStar Focus and our French subsidiary, Grecam. Mr. Newman joined us in December 2012. Mr. Newman previously served as Group Sales Director at Informa, a knowledge and information company, from January 2011 to September 2012, for various business lines including Lloyd's List. Prior to that, Mr. Newman was Global Vice President of Sales and Marketing for a substantial division of Thomson Reuters, a media and information company, from August 2004 to December 2010. In addition to his recent experience, Mr. Newman has held senior roles in a number of established and early stage technology and information businesses. Mr. Newman received a BSc in pure mathematics and statistics from The University of Exeter.

Michael Glosserman

Mr. Michael J. Glosserman serves as an Independent Director of CoStar Group, Inc since June 2008. He has served as a Managing Member of The JBG Companies, a real estate investment and development firm, since 1998, and is Chairman of its Executive Committee. He began his career as a staff attorney with the U.S. Department of Justice, shortly thereafter moving into commercial real estate investment and development with the Rouse Company in 1972 and then joining JBG in 1979. His non-professional affiliations include: Honorary Trustee, National Building Museum; Trustee, Federal City Council; and Advisory Board Member of the University of Pennsylvania Institute for Urban Research. He received a B.S. in economics from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania and received his J.D. from the University of Texas Law School.

Warren Haber

Mr. Warren H. Haber serves as an Independent Director of CoStar Group, Inc. has been, for more than 40 years, Chairman of the board and Chief Executive Officer of Founders Equity, Inc. and its affiliates, private investment concerns. Mr. Haber is also Managing General Partner of FEF Management Services, LLC, which manages Founders Equity SBIC I, L.P. and Founders Equity NY L.P, and a Partner of Founders Property LLC, an affiliate of FEF Management Services, LLC. Mr. Haber served on the board of directors of Warnex, Inc. (Toronto Stock Exchange) and currently serves on the boards of directors of several privately-held companies, including Core BTS (formerly known as Core Business Solutions); Richardson Foods, Inc.; Stone Source, Inc.; and Pay-O-Matic, Inc. Mr. Haber currently serves as a Trustee of LEDA (Leadership Enterprise for a Diverse America), as a Trustee on the Board of Overseers, on the Executive Committee of the Mailman School of Public Health at Columbia University, and as a Council Member of The University Club (NYC), for which he also previously served as Chairman of the finance committee. Mr. Haber holds a BBA in finance from Baruch College.

John Hill

Mr. John W. Hill serves as Independent Director of Costar Group Inc since September 27, 2012. He is Founder and Chief Executive Officer of J Hill Group, a professional services practice specializing in assisting clients in improving their management operations. As of November 2013, Mr. Hill was also named Chief Financial Officer of the City of Detroit, Michigan on a non-employment, personal services contract. Prior to starting his consulting practice, from 2004 to 2012, Mr. Hill served as Chief Executive Officer of Federal City Council, a non-profit, non-partisan organization dedicated to improving the Nation’s Capital. Mr. Hill has previously served in multiple other executive and financial leadership positions, including as Chief Executive Officer of In2Books, Inc. and as a Partner at Andersen, LLP. Mr. Hill currently serves as a trustee, and the Chair of the compensation committee and as a member of the audit and nominating & corporate governance committees of Chesapeake Lodging Trust, a publicly traded REIT, and he previously served as a member of the audit committees of various public companies, including Highland Hospitality Inc., and various private entities, including Prestwick Pharmaceuticals, Inc. Mr. Hill also serves as Treasurer on The Shakespeare Theatre Company board of trustees, and as Chair of the board of directors of the National Minority Aids Council. Mr. Hill received a B.S. in accounting from the University of Maryland, passed the CPA exam and became a Certified Public Accountant in 1977.

Laura Kaplan

Ms. Laura Cox Kaplan serves as Independent Director of the Company. Ms. Kaplan is currently the Principal-in-Charge of Government, Regulatory Affairs and Public Policy for professional services and accounting firm PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC), where she has spent more than 11 years managing the firm’s public policy engagement strategy, and almost a decade on the executive management team. In her role at PwC, she also provides advice to clients, particularly at the executive and board level, on developments in public policy. Ms. Kaplan also serves on PwC’s Global Public Policy and Regulatory Board, which coordinates public policy strategies across the more than 150 countries in which PwC operates. She is the Chair of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants’ (AICPA) Federal Legislative Task Force, which coordinates strategies for shaping legislative policy that impacts the accounting profession, and is a member of the Center for Audit Quality’s (CAQ) Executive Management Committee. Prior to joining PwC, Ms. Kaplan served in senior level positions at the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission and the U.S. Department of the Treasury, where she focused largely on the legislative and regulatory response to corporate governance and accounting failures in the late 1990s and on the implementation of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002. Ms. Kaplan currently serves on the following non-profit boards: Running Start; American Council on Germany; All in Together; Empowered Women; and Global Women in Innovation, where she is Chair of the Board. She serves on the Advisory Committee for the Bush School of Government and Public Service at Texas A&M University, the National Women’s History Museum’s Development Committee, and the Marine Corps Scholarship Foundation’s Development Committee. Ms. Kaplan received a Master’s degree from American University and a B.A. from the University of Texas, Austin.

Christopher Nassetta

Mr. Christopher J. Nassetta serves as an Independent Director of CoStar Group, Inc. has been the President and Chief Executive Officer of Hilton Worldwide (fka Hilton Hotels Corporation), a global hospitality company, since December 2007. Mr. Nassetta currently serves on the board of directors of Hilton Worldwide. Prior to joining Hilton Worldwide, Mr. Nassetta served as the President and Chief Executive Officer of Host Hotels & Resorts (fka Host Marriott Corporation), a lodging real estate investment trust and owner of luxury and upper upscale hotels, from May 2000 to December 2007. Mr. Nassetta joined Host Hotels & Resorts in 1995 as Executive Vice President and was elected the Chief Operating Officer in 1997. Prior to joining Host Hotels & Resorts, Mr. Nassetta served as President of Bailey Realty Corporation from 1991 until 1995, and he had previously served as Chief Development Officer and in various other positions with the Oliver Carr Company from 1984 through 1991. Mr. Nassetta serves as a member of the Real Estate Roundtable, as an Advisory Board member for the McIntire School of Commerce at the University of Virginia, and as Vice Chairman of the Corporate Fund for The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts. Mr. Nassetta received a degree in finance from the University of Virginia McIntire School of Commerce

David Steinberg

Mr. David J. Steinberg serves as an Independent Director of Costar Group Inc. has been the Chief Executive Officer of SnappCloud, Inc., a technology company that integrates online cloud software applications for distribution by large PC and software OEMs, since September 2009. From November 2008 to September 2009, Mr. Steinberg worked with investors and the board of directors of SnappCloud (formerly known as ARPU) on funding and revising the company’s operational focus. Prior to joining SnappCloud, Mr. Steinberg was the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of SwapDrive, Inc., an online storage cloud solution from May 2001 to October 2008, during which time SwapDrive was sold to Symantec. Mr. Steinberg also founded bridge2bridge, where he helped companies at all stages with strategy in the areas of business development, channels, and capital formation. Prior to founding bridge2bridge, Mr. Steinberg was Vice President of BioNetrix Software, Inc., where he was responsible for worldwide sales and market development. Mr. Steinberg also previously served as the director of worldwide vertical channels at then start up Check Point Software, Inc. and as a founding member of SynOptics Communications, Inc. (which became Bay Networks after a merger), establishing SynOptics’ U.S. Eastern and federal systems operations. Mr. Steinberg serves on the boards of directors of four privately-held companies, SolSystems, Pendo, Inc., Radius Networks for which he serves as Chairman, and The Wireless Registry for which he serves as Chairman. He is a member of the advisory board of the Washington, DC venture capital firm Core Capital Partners, and he serves on the board of directors of the MidAtlantic Venture Association (MAVA). He also serves on the boards of directors of the following not-for-profit entities: SEED School of Washington, DC and We are Family, all located in Washington, DC. Mr. Steinberg received a B.S. in physiological psychology from the University of Cincinnati.

Richard Simonelli