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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

David Zaslav

56 2008 President, Chief Executive Officer, Director

Andrew Warren

49 2012 Chief Financial Officer, Senior Executive Vice President

Jean-Briac Perrette

44 2014 President - Discovery Networks International

Adria Alpert-Romm

61 2014 Chief Human Resources and Global Diversity Officer

Kurt Wehner

53 2012 Executive Vice President, Chief Accounting Officer

David Leavy

46 2015 Chief Communications Officer, Executive Vice President - Corporate Marketing and Business Operations

Bruce Campbell

48 2015 Chief Distribution Officer, Chief Development Officer, Chief Legal Officer, General Counsel

Paul Guagliardo

54 2015 Chief Commercial Officer

S. Decker Anstrom

65 2012 Independent Director

Robert Beck

75 2008 Independent Director

Robert Bennett

57 2008 Independent Director

Paul Gould

70 2005 Independent Director

John Malone

75 2008 Independent Director

Robert Miron

78 2008 Independent Director

Steven Miron

49 2008 Independent Director

M. LaVoy Robison

80 2005 Independent Director

J. David Wargo

62 2005 Independent Director

Biographies

Name Description

David Zaslav

Mr. David M. Zaslav is President, Chief Executive Officer, Director of Discovery Communications Inc. Mr. Zaslav has served as our President and Chief Executive Officer since January 2007. Mr. Zaslav served as President, Cable & Domestic Television and New Media Distribution of NBC Universal, Inc. (“NBC”), a media and entertainment company, from May 2006 to December 2006. Mr. Zaslav served as Executive Vice President of NBC, and President of NBC Cable, a division of NBC, from October 1999 to May 2006. Mr. Zaslav is a member of the board of Sirius XM Radio Inc., Grupo Televisa S.A.B and Lions Gate Entertainment Corp.

Andrew Warren

Mr. Andrew C. Warren has resigned as Chief Financial Officer, Senior Executive Vice President of the Company., effective 31 December 2016. Mr. Warren served as Chief Financial Officer of Liz Claiborne, Inc. (now Fifth & Pacific Companies Inc.) a designer, marketer and retail supplier of premium lifestyle fashion brands, from 2007 to 2012.

Jean-Briac Perrette

Mr. Jean-Briac Perrette is President - Discovery Networks International of Discovery Communications Inc., effective March 01, 2014. Prior to that, Mr. Perrette served as our Chief Digital Officer from October 2011 to February 2014. Mr. Perrette served in a number of roles at NBC Universal from March 2000 to October 2011, with the last being President of Digital and Affiliate Distribution.

Adria Alpert-Romm

Ms. Adria Alpert-Romm is Chief Human Resources and Global Diversity Officer of the Company. Prior to that, she has served as our Senior Executive Vice President of Human Resources from March 2007 to February 2014. Ms. Romm served as Senior Vice President of Human Resources of NBC from 2004 to 2007. Prior to 2004, Ms. Romm served as a Vice President in Human Resources for the NBC TV network and NBC staff functions.

Kurt Wehner

Mr. Kurt T. Wehner is Executive Vice President and Chief Accounting Officer of the Company. He was an Audit Partner at KPMG LLP from 2000 to 2011.

David Leavy

Mr. David Leavy is Chief Communications Officer, Executive Vice President - Corporate Marketing and Business Operations of the Company. Prior to that, he served as our Chief Communications Officer and Senior Executive Vice President, Corporate Marketing and Affairs from December 2011 to August 2015. Prior to that, Mr. Leavy served as our Executive Vice President, Communications and Corporate Affairs and has served in a number of other roles at Discovery since joining in March 2000.

Bruce Campbell

Mr. Bruce L. Campbell is Chief Distribution Officer, Chief Development Officer, Chief Legal Officer, General Counsel of the Company. He served as Digital Media Officer from August 2014 through October 2015. Prior to that, Mr. Campbell served as our President, Digital Media & Corporate Development from March 2007 through August 2010. Mr. Campbell also served as our corporate secretary from December 2010 to February 2012. Mr. Campbell served as Executive Vice President, Business Development of NBC from December 2005 to March 2007, and Senior Vice President, Business Development of NBC from January 2003 to November 2005.

Paul Guagliardo

Mr. Paul Guagliardo is Chief Commercial Officer of the Company. Prior to that, he served as the Executive Vice President, Chief Revenue and Marketing Officer for DIRECTV from October 2005 to August 2015. Mr. Guagliardo is a member of the board of Nutrisystem, Inc., a provider of weight management products and services, and serves on the compensation and corporate governance committees.

S. Decker Anstrom

Mr. S. Decker Anstrom is Independent Director of Discovery Communications, Inc., since December 2012. Mr. Anstrom served as President of Landmark Communications and Chairman of The Weather Channel from 2002 until his retirement in 2008. From 2001 to September 2011, he served as a member of the Board of Directors and also as chair of the Governance Committee of Comcast Corporation.

Robert Beck

Mr. Robert R. Beck is Independent Director of Discovery Communications Inc., since September 2008. Mr. Beck has served as an independent consultant, advising on complex financial and business matters. Prior to 2001, Mr. Beck served as a Managing Director of Putnam Investments.

Robert Bennett

Mr. Robert R. Bennett is Independent Directorof Discovery Communications Inc., since September 2008. Mr. Bennett served as President of DHC from March 2005 until September 2008 when it merged with Discovery. Mr. Bennett is the former President and Chief Executive Officer of Liberty Media Corporation (“Liberty Media”). He served in those positions from April 1997 until August 2005. He was one of the founding executives of Liberty Media and served as its Principal Financial Officer from its inception in 1991 until 1997. He currently is Managing Director of Hilltop Investments, LLC, a family investment company. Prior to his tenure at Liberty Media, Mr. Bennett worked with Tele-Communications, Inc. in a variety of financial positions and with The Bank of New York. Mr. Bennett was a director of Demand Media, Inc. from 2011 until February 2014. He currently serves on the boards of Liberty Media, Sprint Corporation and HP, Inc. Mr. Bennett also serves on the Audit Committees of HP, Inc. and Sprint Corporation.

Paul Gould

Mr. Paul A. Gould is Independent Director of Discovery Communications Inc., since September 2008. Mr. Gould served as a director of Discovery Holding Company (“DHC”) from May 2005 to September 2008, when it merged with Discovery Communications, Inc., creating a new public company. Mr. Gould has served at Allen & Company Incorporated, an investment banking services company, since 1972, including as a Managing Director and Executive Vice President for more than the last five years. Mr. Gould has served as a financial advisor to many Fortune 500 corporations and advised on a number of large media company acquisitions. Mr. Gould is a director and serves on the Audit Committees of Ampco-Pittsburgh Corporation and Liberty Global, plc (“Liberty Global”).

John Malone

Dr. John C. Malone is Independent Director of Discovery Communictions Inc., since September 2008. Mr. Malone served as Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of the Board of DHC from March 2005 to September 2008 and a director of DHC from May 2005 to September 2008. Mr. Malone has served as the Chairman of the Board and a director of Liberty Interactive (including its predecessors) since 1994, as Chairman of the Board of Liberty Media (including its predecessor) since August 2011 and as a director since December 2010, and as Chairman of the Board of Liberty Broadband since November 2014. Mr. Malone has served as the Chairman of the Board of Liberty Global since June 2013, having previously served as Chairman of the Board of Liberty Global’s predecessor, Liberty Global, Inc. from June 2005 to June 2013. He has also served as a director of Expedia, Inc. since December 2012, having previously served as director from August 2005 to November 2012. Mr. Malone is a director of Charter Communications, Inc. and Lions Gate Entertainment Corp. Mr. Malone previously served as: (i) a director of Ascent Capital Group, Inc. from January 2010 to September 2012, (ii) a director of Live Nation Entertainment, Inc. from January 2010 to February 2011, (iii) a director of Sirius XM Radio Inc. from April 2009 to May 2013, and (iv) Chairman of the Board of Liberty TripAdvisor from August 2014 to June 2015.

Robert Miron

Mr. Robert J. Miron is Independent Director of Discovery Communications Inc. since September 2008. Mr. Miron has served as Chairman of Discovery since May 2014. Mr. Miron served as Chairman of Advance/Newhouse Communications (“Advance/Newhouse”) and Bright House Networks, LLC (“Bright House”), both communications companies, from July 2002, retiring in December 2010. From July 2002 to May 2008, Mr. Miron served as Chief Executive Officer of Advance/Newhouse and Bright House.

Steven Miron

Mr. Steven A. Miron is Independent Director of Discovery Communications Inc., Since September 2008. Mr. Miron has served as Chief Executive Officer of Advance/Newhouse and Bright House since May 2008. He also served as President of Advance/Newhouse and Bright House from July 2002 to May 2008.

M. LaVoy Robison

Mr. M. LaVoy Robison is Independent Director of Discovery Communications Inc., since September 2008. Mr. Robison served as a director of DHC from May 2005 to September 2008, when it merged with Discovery. Mr. Robison has been on the board of The Anschutz Foundation, a private foundation, since January 1998, and was their executive director from 1998 to November 2010. Mr. Robison is currently a director and also serves on the Audit Committee of Liberty Interactive Corporation (“Liberty Interactive”).

J. David Wargo

Mr. J. David Wargo is Independent Director of Discovery Communications Inc., since September 2008. Mr. Wargo served as a director of DHC from May 2005 to September 2008 when it merged with Discovery. Mr. Wargo has served as President of Wargo & Company, Inc., a private investment company specializing in the communications industry, since January 1993. Mr. Wargo is a director of Liberty Global, Liberty TripAdvisor Holdings, Inc. (“Liberty TripAdvisor”), Liberty Broadband Corporation (“Liberty Broadband”), Strayer Education, Inc. and Vobile, Inc. Mr. Wargo also serves on the Audit Committees of Liberty Global, Liberty TripAdvisor and Liberty Broadband.

Basic Compensation

Name Fiscal Year Total

David Zaslav

32,377,300

Andrew Warren

5,002,710

Jean-Briac Perrette

7,425,120

Adria Alpert-Romm

2,481,520

Kurt Wehner

--

David Leavy

--

Bruce Campbell

6,847,290

Paul Guagliardo

--

S. Decker Anstrom

215,809

Robert Beck

238,309

Robert Bennett

195,809

Paul Gould

233,309

John Malone

195,809

Robert Miron

233,309

Steven Miron

223,666

M. LaVoy Robison

235,809

J. David Wargo

230,809
As Of  30 Dec 2015
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