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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Gary Loveman

55 2015 Chairman of the Board

Mark Frissora

59 2015 President, Chief Executive Officer, Director

Eric Hession

40 2015 Chief Financial Officer, Executive Vice President

Thomas Jenkin

60 2013 Global President - Destination Markets

Bob Morse

59 2014 President - Hospitality

Steven Tight

59 2011 President - International Development

Timothy Donovan

59 2011 Executive Vice President, Chief Regulatory and Compliance Officer, General Counsel

Mary Thomas

48 2011 Executive Vice President - Human Resources

Janis Jones

66 2011 Executive Vice President - Communications and Government Relations

Gregory Miller

54 2013 Executive Vice President - Domestic Development

Tariq Shaukat

42 2014 Executive Vice President and Chief Commercial Officer

Jeffrey Benjamin

53 2008 Director

David Bonderman

73 2008 Director

Kelvin Davis

51 2008 Director

Eric Press

49 2008 Director

Marc Rowan

52 2008 Director

David Sambur

35 2010 Director

Frederick Kleisner

70 2013 Independent Director

Lynn Swann

63 2008 Independent Director

Christopher Williams

57 2008 Independent Director

Biographies

Name Description

Gary Loveman

Dr. Gary W. Loveman, Ph.D., is Chairman of the Board of Company., effective July 1, 2015. He was President, Chief Executive Officer of Caesars Entertainment Corp. He has over 15 years of experience in retail marketing and service management, and he previously served as an associate professor at the Harvard University Graduate School of Business. He holds a bachelor's degree from Wesleyan University and a Ph.D. in Economics from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Mr. Loveman also serves as a director of Coach, Inc. and FedEx Corporation.

Mark Frissora

Mr. Mark P. Frissora is President, Chief Executive Officer and Director of Company., effective July, 2015. In connection with Mr. Loveman’s transition, the Board of Directors appointed Mr. Frissora to the role of Chief Executive Officer Designate of the Company, effective February 5, 2015, and to succeed Mr. Loveman in the role of Chief Executive Officer and President of the Company, effective July 1, 2015. Mr. Frissora served as the Chairman of the Board of Hertz Global Holdings, Inc. (“Hertz”) from January 1, 2007 until September, 2014 and as Chief Executive Officer and a director of Hertz from July 2006 until September 2014. Prior to joining Hertz, Mr. Frissora served as Chief Executive Officer of Tenneco Inc. ("Tenneco") from November 1999 to July 2006 and as President of the automotive operations of Tenneco from April 1999 to July 2006. He also served as the Chairman of Tenneco from March 2000 to July 2006. From 1996 to April 1999, he held various positions within Tenneco's automotive operations, including Senior Vice President and General Manager of the worldwide original equipment business. Previously Mr. Frissora served as a Vice President of Aeroquip Vickers Corporation from 1991 to 1996. In the 15 years prior to joining Aeroquip Vickers Corporation, he served for 10 years with General Electric and five years with Philips Lighting Company. Mr. Frissora is a director of Delphi Automotive PLC, where he is a member of their Finance Committee and a member of their Nominating and Governance Committee. In April 2015, Mr. Frissora resigned from the board of directors of Walgreen Co. Mr. Frissora holds a B.A. degree from The Ohio State University and has completed executive development programs at the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School and the Thunderbird International School of Management. He is a Director of Walgreens Boots Alliance and Delphi Automotive plc and he is also a member of the McKinsey’s CEO Advisory Council.

Eric Hession

Mr. Eric Hession is Chief Financial Officer and Executive Vice Presidentof the Company effective February 19, 2015. He became Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer on January 1, 2015. He also served as Senior Vice President and Treasurer from November 2011 to December 2014, as Vice President of Finance and Treasurer from February 2011 until November 2011 and as Vice President of Corporate Finance from August 2009 until February 2011. He joined the company in 2002 after four years with Merck & Co. Hession has an undergraduate degree in engineering from Cornell University and an M.B.A. from the Fuqua School of Business at Duke University.

Thomas Jenkin

Mr. Thomas M. Jenkin is Global President - Destination Markets of Caesars Entertainment Corp., effective May 16, 2013. He served as President of Operations from November 2011 through May 2013. He served as Western Division President from January 2004 through November 2011. He served as Senior Vice President-Southern Nevada from November 2002 to December 2003 and as Senior Vice President and General Manager-Rio from July 2001 to November 2002. He currently serves on the board of directors of Enjoy S.A.

Bob Morse

Mr. Bob Morse is President - Hospitality of the Company effective April 2014. Prior to joining us, Mr. Morse served as Senior Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of The Americas region of IHG (InterContinental Hotels Group) PLC from February 2012 through April 2014. He joined IHG from Noble Investment Group, a leading lodging and hospitality investment organization, where he formerly served as managing principal and Chief Operating Officer from 2005 through 2012.

Steven Tight

Mr. Steven M. Tight is President - International Development of Caesars Entertainment Corp. since July 2011. Prior to joining us, Mr. Tight served as Chief Executive Officer of Aquiva Development from August 2008 to August 2009 and Chief Executive Officer of Al Sharq Investment from December 2004 to July 2008. Mr. Tight earlier served as Senior Vice President International Development for the Walt Disney Company from 2000 to 2004 and as their Vice President of Business Development from 1997 to 1999 and Vice President of Finance from 1993 to 1996.

Timothy Donovan

Mr. Timothy R. Donovan is Executive Vice President, Chief Regulatory and Compliance Officer, General Counsel of Caesars Entertainment Corp. effective November 2011, General Counsel in April 2009 and our Chief Regulatory and Compliance Officer in January 2011. He served as Senior Vice President from April 2009 to November 2011. Prior to joining us, Mr. Donovan served as Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary of Republic Services, Inc. from December 2008 to March 2009 after a merger with Allied Waste Industries, Inc., where he served in the same capacities from April 2007 to December 2008. Mr. Donovan earlier served as Executive Vice President-Strategy & Business Development and General Counsel of Tenneco, Inc. from July 1999 to March 2007. He also serves on the board of directors of John B. Sanfilippo & Son, Inc.

Mary Thomas

Ms. Mary H. Thomas is an Executive Vice President - Human Resources of Caesars Entertainment Corp. effective November 2011. She served as Senior Vice President, Human Resources from January 2006 to November 2011. Prior to joining us, Ms. Thomas served as Senior Vice President-Human Resources North America for Allied Domecq Spirits & Wines from October 2000 to December 2005.

Janis Jones

Ms. Janis L. Jones is Executive Vice President - Communications and Government Relations of Caesars Entertainment Corp. effective November 2011. She served as Senior Vice President of Communications and Government Relations from November 1999 to November 2011. Prior to joining Caesars, Ms. Blackhurst served as Mayor of Las Vegas from 1991 to 1999.

Gregory Miller

Mr. Gregory Miller is an Executive Vice President - Domestic Development of Caesars Entertainment Corp. effective August 2013. Prior to his current role, he served as Senior Vice President of Domestic Development from May 2012 through August 2013. He served as Senior Vice President of Resort Development from February 2009 through April 2012. He previously served as the Vice President of Property Development from September 2004 through January 2009.

Tariq Shaukat

Mr. Tariq M. Shaukat is Executive Vice President and Chief Commercial Officer of Caesars Entertainment Corp. effective October 2014. Prior to his current role, he served as our Executive Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer from March 2012 until October 2014. Prior to joining us, Mr. Shaukat was a Principal at McKinsey & Company from July 2009 through March 2012. He also served as Engagement Manager from 2005 to 2007 and as Associate Principal from 2007 to 2009.

Jeffrey Benjamin

Mr. Jeffrey D. Benjamin is Director of Caesars Entertainment Corp. since January 2008. Mr. Benjamin has nearly 25 years of experience in the investment industry and has extensive experience serving on the boards of directors of other public and private companies, including Mandalay Resort Group, another gaming company. He has been senior advisor to Cyrus Capital Partners since June 2008 and serves as a consultant to Apollo Global Management, LLC with respect to investments in the gaming industry. He was a senior advisor to Apollo Global Management, LLC from 2002 to 2008. He holds a bachelor’s degree from Tufts University and a masters degree from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology Sloan School of Management. He has previously served on the boards of directors of Spectrum Group International, Inc., Goodman Global Holdings, Inc., Dade Behring Holdings, Inc., Chiquita Brands International, Inc., McLeod USA, Mandalay Resort Group and Virgin Media Inc. Mr. Benjamin is the Chairman of the Board of A-Mark Precious Metals, Inc. and Exco Resources, Inc., and also serves on the boards of directors of Chemtura Corporation and American Airlines Group Inc.

David Bonderman

Mr. David Bonderman is Director of Caesars Entertainment Corp. since January 2008. Mr. Bonderman is a TPG Founding Partner. Prior to forming TPG in 1992, Mr. Bonderman was Chief Operating Officer of the Robert M. Bass Group, Inc. (now doing business as Keystone Group, L.P.) in Fort Worth, Texas. He holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of Washington and a law degree from Harvard University. He has previously served on the boards of directors of JSC VTB Bank, General Motors Company, Gemalto N.V., Burger King Holdings, Inc., Washington Mutual, Inc., IASIS Healthcare LLC, Univision Communications, Inc. and Armstrong World Industries, Inc. Mr. Bonderman also currently serves on the boards of directors of Caesars Entertainment Operating Company, Inc., Energy Future Holdings Corp., CoStar Group, Inc., Kite Pharma, Inc. and Ryanair Holdings PLC, of which he is Chairman.

Kelvin Davis

Mr. Kelvin L. Davis is Director of Caesars Entertainment Corp. since January 2008. He is the Founder and Co-Head of TPG Real Estate. He has been a Partner at TPG based in San Francisco since 2000 and is a member of the Firm’s Management Committee. From 2000 to 2009, Mr. Davis led TPG’s North American Buyouts Group, encompassing investments in all non-technology industry sectors. Prior to joining TPG in 2000, Mr. Davis was President and Chief Operating Officer of Colony Capital, LLC, a private international real estate investment firm, based in Los Angeles, which he co-founded in 1991. Prior to the formation of Colony Capital, LLC, Mr. Davis was a principal of RMB Realty, Inc. the real estate investment vehicle of Robert M. Bass. Prior to his affiliation with RMB Realty, Inc., he worked at Goldman, Sachs & Co. in New York and with Trammell Crow Company in Dallas and Los Angeles. He holds a bachelor’s degree in Economics from Stanford University and an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School. Mr. Davis currently serves on the boards of directors of Northwest Investments, LLC (ST Residential), Caesars Entertainment Operating Company, Inc., Univision Communications, Inc., Catellus Development Corporation, Taylor Morrison Home Corporation (NYSE:TMHC), Parkway Properties, Inc. (NYSE:PKY), AV Homes, Inc. (NASDAQ: AVHI) and Assisted Living Concepts, Inc. He is also a long-time director (and past Chairman) of Los Angeles Team Mentoring, Inc. (a charitable mentoring organization), serves on the Board of the Los Angeles Philharmonic Association, is a trustee of Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA), and is on the Board of Overseers of the Huntington Library, Art Collections and Botanical Gardens. He is a member of the Company’s Human Resources Committee, the Executive Committee, the Finance Committee and the Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee.

Eric Press

Mr. Eric L. Press is Director of Caesars Entertainment Corp. since January 2008. Mr. Press has been a Senior Partner at Apollo Global Management, LLC since 2007 and has been a Partner of other Apollo entities since 1998. Mr. Press has nearly 20 years of experience in financing, analyzing, investing in and/or advising public and private companies and their board of directors. Mr. Press currently serves on the boards of directors of Apollo Commercial Real Estate Finance, Inc., Affinion Group Holdings, Inc., Noranda Aluminum Holding Corporation, Princimar Chemical Holdings, LLC and Verso Corporation. He has previously served on the board of directors of the Rodeph Sholom School, Innkeepers Trust USA, Wyndham International, Inc., Quality Distribution, Inc. AEP Industries, Inc., Metals USA Holdings Corp., WMC Finance Corp., Prestige Cruise Holdings, Inc. and Athene Holding, Ltd. Mr. Press graduated magna cum laude from Harvard University with a BA in economics and received his JD from Yale Law School.

Marc Rowan

Mr. Marc J. Rowan is Director of Caesars Entertainment Corp. since January 2008. Mr. Rowan is a co-founder and Senior Managing Director of Apollo Global Management, LLC, a leading alternative asset manager focused on contrarian and value oriented investments across private equity, credit-oriented capital markets and real estate, a position he has held since 1990. He currently serves on the boards of directors of Apollo Global Management, LLC, Athene Holding Ltd., Caesars Entertainment Operating Company, Inc., and Caesars Acquisition Company. He has previously served on the boards of directors of AMC Entertainment, Inc., Beats Music, LLC (until its acquisition by Apple Inc.), CableCom Gmbh, Countrywide PLC, Culligan Water Technologies, Inc., Furniture Brands International, Inc., Mobile Satellite Ventures, L.P., National Cinemedia, Inc., National Financial Partners, Inc., New World Communications, Inc., Norwegian Cruise Lines Inc., Quality Distribution, Inc., Samsonite Corporation, SkyTerra Communications, Inc., Unity Media SCA, Vail Resorts, Inc. and Wyndham International, Inc. He is a founding member and Chairman of Youth Renewal Fund and a member of the Board of Overseers of The Wharton School. He serves on the boards of directors of Jerusalem Online and the New York City Police Foundation. Mr. Rowan graduated summa cum laude from the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School of Business with a BS and an MBA in Finance. Mr. Rowan is a member of the Company’s Executive Committee , the Human Resources Committee and the Finance Committee.

David Sambur

Mr. David B. Sambur is Director of Caesars Entertainment Corp. since November 2010. Mr. Sambur is a Partner of Apollo Global Management, having joined in 2004. Mr. Sambur has experience in financing, analyzing, investing in and/or advising public and private companies and their board of directors. Prior to joining Apollo, Mr. Sambur was a member of the Leveraged Finance Group of Salomon Smith Barney Inc. Mr. Sambur serves on the board of directors of AP Gaming Holdco, Inc. (a parent of AGS Capital LLC), Caesars Acquisition Company, Caesars Entertainment Operating Company, Inc., Hexion Holdings, LLC, MPM Holdings, Inc. and Verso Corporation. Mr. Sambur graduated summa cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa from Emory University with a BA in Economics. He is a member of the Company's Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee.

Frederick Kleisner

Mr. Frederick J. Kleisner is an Independent Director of Caesars Entertainment Corporation, effective July 23, 2013. Mr. Kleisner has been Senior Advisor of Morgans Hotel Group Co. since 2006, served as the President and Chief Executive Officer of Hard Rock Hotel Holdings LLC from December 2007 through March 2011 and also served as the President and Chief Executive Officer of Morgans Hotel Group Co. from September 2007 through April 2011. He has also served in management positions with Rex Advisors, LLC, Wyndham International, Inc., and Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc., Westin Hotels and Resorts, Interstate Hotels Company, The Sheraton Corporation, and Hilton Hotels, Corp. Mr. Kleisner currently serves as a director of Apollo Residential Mortgage, Inc., Kindred Healthcare, Inc., Playtime, LLC, the Museum of Arts & Design, NYC, as member of the Board of Managers of Ambridge Hospitality, and on the Advisory Council of Michigan State University’s Broad School of Business, Hospitality Business/Real Estate Investment Management Program. He previously served on the board of directors of Hard Rock Holdings, LLC, as a Trustee/Director for the Culinary Institute of America, and as a Trustee of National Outdoor Leadership School.

Lynn Swann

Mr. Lynn C. Swann is an Independent Director of Caesars Entertainment Corporation since April 2008. Mr. Swann has served as president of Swann, Inc., a consulting firm specializing in marketing and communications since 1976 and the owner of Lynn Swann Group since 2011. The Lynn Swann Group is an affiliate of Stonehaven, LLC, which is a Member of FINRA/SIPC. Mr. Swann was also a broadcaster for the American Broadcasting Company from 1976 to 2005. He holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of Southern California. Mr. Swann also serves on the boards of directors of Fluor Corporation, American Homes 4 Rent and PGA of America. He previously served on the board of directors of Hershey Entertainment and Resort Co. and H.J. Heinz Co. Mr. Swann also holds a Series 7 and Series 63 registration. He is a member of the Company’s Audit Committee, Human Resources Committee, Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee, and the 162(m) Plan Committee.

Christopher Williams

Mr. Christopher J. Williams is an Independent Director of Caesars Entertainment Corp. effective April 2008. Mr. Williams has been Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer of Williams Capital Group, L.P., an investment bank, since 1994, and Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer of Williams Capital Management, LLC, an investment management firm, since 2002. He holds a bachelor's degree from Howard University and an M.B.A. from Dartmouth College’s Tuck School of Business. Mr. Williams also serves on the boards of directors for Cox Enterprises, Inc., Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts, Mt. Sinai Medical Center, The Partnership for New York City and the National Association of Securities Professionals. Mr. Williams is also Chairman of the Board of Overseers of the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth College. He previously served on the board of directors of Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. He is Chairman of the Company's Audit Committee and is a member of the 162(m) Plan Committee
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