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Equity Residential (EQR.N)

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Samuel Zell

74 1993 Chairman of the Board of Trustees

David Neithercut

60 2006 President, Chief Executive Officer, Trustee

Gerald Spector

69 2008 Independent Vice Chairman of the Board of Trustee

Mark Parrell

49 2007 Chief Financial Officer, Executive Vice President

David Santee

57 2013 Chief Operating Officer, Executive Vice President

Alan George

58 2002 Executive Vice President, Chief Investment Officer

Bruce Strohm

61 2011 Executive Vice President, General Counsel, Corporate Secretary

John Powers

68 2005 Executive Vice President - Human Resources

Christa Sorenson

55 2015 Executive Vice President of Human Resources

Barry Altshuler

57 2015 Executive Vice President - Investments

Alexander Brackenridge

52 2015 Executive Vice President – Investments

Mark Tennison

55 2004 Executive Vice President - Development

John Alexander

69 1993 Independent Trustee

Charles Atwood

67 2009 Lead Independent Trustee

Linda Bynoe

63 2009 Independent Trustee

Connie Duckworth

2015 Independent Trustee

Mary Haben

60 2011 Independent Trustee

Bradley Keywell

46 2011 Independent Trustee

John Neal

66 2006 Independent Trustee

Mark Shapiro

46 2010 Independent Trustee

Stephen Sterrett

60 2015 Independent Trustee

B. Joseph White

68 1993 Independent Trustee

Marty McKenna

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Biographies

Name Description

Samuel Zell

Mr. Samuel Zell serves as Chairman of the Board of Trustees of Equity Residential. He is Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Equity Group Investments, the private entrepreneurial investment firm he founded more than 45 years ago. He is also founder and chairman of Equity International, a private investment firm focused on real estate-related companies outside the U.S., including two publicly-held portfolio companies listed on the NYSE: Gafisa in Brazil (NYSE: GFA) and Homex in Mexico (NYSE: HXM). He also serves as chairman of Anixter International, Inc. (NYSE: AXE), Covanta Holding Corporation (NYSE: CVA), Equity Commonwealth (NYSE: EQC) and Equity LifeStyle Properties, Inc. (NYSE: ELS). Previously, Mr. Zell served as chairman of Equity Office Properties Trust, which was sold in February 2007 for $39 billion in the largest ever private equity transaction at the time. Mr. Zell served as the chairman of the Tribune Company until December 2012, at which time the Tribune Company emerged from Chapter 11 bankruptcy. Mr. Zell serves on the President’s Advisory Board at the University of Michigan and with the combined efforts of the University of Michigan Business School, established the Zell/Lurie Entrepreneurial Center. He is also a long-standing supporter of the University of Pennsylvania Wharton Real Estate Center, where he endowed the Samuel Zell/Robert Lurie Real Estate Center. Zell also endowed Northwestern University’s Center for Risk Management. Mr. Zell received a J.D. from the University of Michigan Law School.

David Neithercut

Mr. David J. Neithercut serves as President, Chief Executive Officer, Trustee of Equity Residential. He has served as Chief Executive Officer of the Company since January 2006 and President of the Company since May 2005. He was Executive Vice President – Corporate Strategy of the Company from January 2004 to May 2005, and Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of the Company from February 1995 to August 2004. Prior to joining Equity Residential, Mr. Neithercut served as Senior Vice President of Finance for Equity Group Investments, L.L.C., an owner, manager and financier of real estate and corporations. Mr. Neithercut is a director of General Growth Properties, Inc. (NYSE: GGP) and serves as the Chair of the Executive Board of the National Association of Real Estate Investment Trusts (NAREIT). Mr. Neithercut serves on the Policy Advisory Board of the Joint Center for Housing Studies at Harvard University. Mr. Neithercut received an M.B.A. from the Columbia University Graduate School of Business.

Gerald Spector

Mr. Gerald A. Spector serves as an Independent Vice Chairman of the Board of Trustee of Equity Residential. He was the Executive Vice President of the Company from March 1993 and Chief Operating Officer of the Company from February 1995 until his retirement in December 2007. Mr. Spector was the Chief Operating Officer of the Tribune Company from December 2009 through December 2010, and served as its Chief Administrative Officer from December 2007 through December 2009. He began his real estate career in the early 1970s and has extensive prior public and private board experience as well. Mr. Spector serves as a director of Equity Commonwealth (NYSE: EQC) and is a former Certified Public Accountant.

Mark Parrell

Mr. Mark J. Parrell serves as Chief Financial Officer, Executive Vice President of Equity Residential. Mr. Parrell was Senior Vice President and Treasurer of the Company from August 2005 to October 2007, and served in various roles in the Company’s finance group since September 1999. Mr. Parrell serves as the Chair of the Finance Committee of NMHC and is a member of ULI. He served as a director of Aviv REIT, Inc. until April 1, 2015, when Aviv merged with Omega Healthcare. Mr. Parrell received a J.D. from Georgetown University Law Center.

David Santee

Mr. David S. Santee has been appointed as Chief Operating Officer, Executive Vice President of Equity Residential, effective April 15, 2013. Mr. Santee served as the Company’s Executive Vice President – Operations from January 2007 to April 2013 and as Executive Vice President – Eastern Division from November 1996 to December 2006.

Alan George

Mr. Alan W. George serves as Executive Vice President, Chief Investment Officer of Equity Residential., since January 2002. . Mr. George was Executive Vice President – Acquisitions/Dispositions from February 1997 to January 2002. Mr. George serves on the Executive Committee of NMHC and is also a member of ULI.

Bruce Strohm

Mr. Bruce C. Strohm serves as Executive Vice President, General Counsel, Corporate Secretary of Equity Residential. Mr. Strohm was also Corporate Secretary of the Company from November 1995 to December 2006. Mr. Strohm received a J.D. from Northwestern University Law School.

John Powers

Mr. John Powers serves as Executive Vice President - Human Resources of Equity Residential., since December 2005. Mr. Powers was Senior Vice President – Human Resources from October 2000 to December 2005.

Christa Sorenson

Ms. Christa L. Sorenson has been Executive Vice President – Human Resources of the Company since December 2015. Ms. Sorenson was the Senior Vice President – Organization and Talent Development from July 2008 to December 2015, and served in various other roles in the Company’s Organization and Talent Development group since March 2003.

Barry Altshuler

Mr. Barry S. Altshuler has been Executive Vice President - Investments of the Company since February 2015. Mr. Altshuler served as the Company’s Senior Vice President – Investments from January 2007 to January 2015, as Vice President of Acquisitions from April 2002 to December 2006 and as Vice President of Asset Management from January 1998 to March 2002. Mr. Altshuler serves on the Executive Committee of the Central City Association of Los Angeles and the University of Florida Real Estate Advisory Board and is a member of the Urban Land Institute (“ULI”). Mr. Altshuler also serves on the Board of Directors of the California Apartment Association.

Alexander Brackenridge

Mr. Alexander Brackenridge has been Executive Vice President – Investments of the Company since February 2015. Mr. Brackenridge served as the Company’s Senior Vice President – Investments from May 2002 to January 2015 and has held various acquisitions and asset management positions within the Company since 1993. Mr. Brackenridge serves on the Board of Governors at the Real Estate Board of New York and is a member of the Greater Boston Real Estate Board, the National Multifamily Housing Council (“NMHC”) and ULI. Mr. Brackenridge received an M.B.A. from Yale University.

Mark Tennison

Mr. Mark N. Tennison serves as Executive Vice President - Development of Equity Residential., since March 2004. Mr. Tennison was Senior Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of Pritzker Residential, a private multifamily investment and operating company, from October 1997 through March 2003. He is a member of ULI, NMHC and the National Association of Home Builders.

John Alexander

Mr. John W. Alexander serves as an Independent Trustee of Equity Residential. He has been President of Mallard Creek Capital Partners, Inc., an investment company with interests in real estate, development entities and operating companies, since 1994. He also has been a partner of Meringoff Equities, a real estate investment company, since 1987 and previously served as its Chief Financial Officer and as a managing director. He had earlier careers at Citibank and Toronto-based Cadillac Fairview, which was North America’s largest public real estate company at that time.

Charles Atwood

Mr. Charles L. Atwood serves as Lead Independent Trustee of Equity Residential. He served as Vice Chairman of the Board of Directors of Harrah’s Entertainment, Inc. (now known as Caesars Entertainment Corporation), a private gaming and hospitality company, until his retirement in December 2008. Mr. Atwood had been Vice Chairman of Harrah’s public predecessor company until its sale in January 2008, a member of its Board since 2005, its Chief Financial Officer from 2001 to 2006, and had been with Harrah’s and its predecessors since 1979. During his tenure at Harrah’s, Mr. Atwood led that company’s merger, acquisition and divestiture activities, new development, and design and construction projects, representing tens of billions of dollars of transactions. Mr. Atwood serves as a director of Pinnacle Entertainment, Inc. (NYSE: PNK), Gala Coral, a private United Kingdom gaming industry company and ALST Casino Holdco, LLC, a private company in the casino and hospitality industry. Mr. Atwood received an M.B.A. in finance from Tulane University.

Linda Bynoe

Ms. Linda Walker Bynoe serves as an Independent Trustee of Equity Residential. She has been President and Chief Executive Officer of Telemat Ltd., a management consulting firm, since 1995 and served as its Chief Operating Officer from 1989 through 1994. Ms. Bynoe served as a Vice President – Capital Markets for Morgan Stanley from 1985 to 1989, joining the firm in 1978. Ms. Bynoe serves as a director of Anixter International, Inc. (NYSE: AXE), Northern Trust Corporation (NASDAQ: NTRS), Prudential Retail Mutual Funds and is a former director of Simon Property Group, Inc. (NYSE: SPG), one of the largest REITs in the world by equity market capitalization and a S&P 100 company. Ms. Bynoe received an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School.

Connie Duckworth

Ms. Connie K. Duckworth is an Independent Trustee of the Company. Ms. Duckworth is the Founder and CEO of ARZU, Inc., a social enterprise she founded which empowers destitute women weavers in rural Afghanistan. Ms. Duckworth retired in 2001 as a Partner and Managing Director of Goldman Sachs. During her 20-year career at the firm, she was the first woman to be named a sales and trading partner in the firm’s history. She currently serves as a Trustee of The Northwestern Mutual Life Insurance Company and a Director of Steelcase Inc. She formerly served on the boards of Russell Investment Group, Smurfit - Stone Container Corporation, Nuveen Investments and DNP Select Income Fund Inc.

Mary Haben

Ms. Mary Kay Haben serves as an Independent Trustee of Equity Residential. She served as the President-North America for the Wm. Wrigley Jr. Company, a leading confectionary company, until her retirement in February 2011. At Wrigley, Ms. Haben drove growth through new product and packaging innovation, as well as marketing efforts in emerging social media. Prior to joining Wrigley in 2007, Ms. Haben held various executive positions during her 27-year career at Kraft Foods Inc. These included leading significant business divisions and functions for Kraft, driving bottom line growth through marketing innovation and brand positioning efforts, as well as acquisitions and productivity initiatives. She serves as the Non-Executive Chair of the Board of Directors of Bob Evans Farms, Inc. (NASDAQ: BOBE) and as a director of The Hershey Company (NYSE: HSY). Ms. Haben received an M.B.A. from the University of Michigan Ross School of Business.

Bradley Keywell

Mr. Bradley A. Keywell serves as an Independent Trustee of Equity Residential. He is a co-founder and director of Groupon, Inc. (NASDAQ: GRPN); MediaBank LLC, a provider of integrated media procurement technology; and Echo Global Logistics, Inc. (NASDAQ: ECHO). He is also co-founder and CEO of Uptake Technologies LLC, a predictive analytics company, and the managing partner of Lightbank, a venture fund, and Meadow Lake Management LLC, an investment and advisory firm. Mr. Keywell is an Adjunct Professor at the University of Chicago Booth School of Business. Mr. Keywell received a J.D. from the University of Michigan Law School.

John Neal

Mr. John E. Neal serves as an Independent Trustee of Equity Residential. He is a partner of Linden LLC, a private equity firm. Mr. Neal has over 30 years of experience in executive positions in the financial services and banking industries with a primary focus on real estate finance, including leading the real estate lending and corporate banking businesses at Bank One Corporation, Kemper Financial Services and Continental Bank. He serves as a trustee of the Calamos Mutual Funds and also serves on the boards of private companies in a wide array of industries. He received an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School.

Mark Shapiro

Mr. Mark S. Shapiro serves as an Independent Trustee of Equity Residential. He has served as the Chief Content Officer at IMG, a global leader in sports, fashion and media since September 2014. He has served as an Executive Producer at Dick Clark Productions, an independent producer of television programming, since September 2012, and was its Chief Executive Officer from May 2010 to September 2012. Mr. Shapiro was the Chief Executive Officer and a director of Six Flags, Inc., the world’s largest regional theme park company, from December 2005 through May 2010. Six Flags, Inc. filed a voluntary petition to restructure its debt obligations under Chapter 11 of the U.S. Bankruptcy Code (“Chapter 11”) in June 2009 and emerged from Chapter 11 in May 2010. Prior to joining Six Flags, Inc., Mr. Shapiro spent 12 years at ESPN, Inc., where he served as Executive Vice President, Programming and Production and in various other capacities. At ESPN, he had significant responsibility in building the strength of the network’s brand and garnered numerous Emmy and Peabody awards during his tenure. Mr. Shapiro also currently serves as a director of Live Nation Entertainment, Inc. (NYSE: LYV), Frontier Communications Corporation (NASDAQ: FTR), and Papa John’s International, Inc. (NASDAQ: PZZA). Mr. Shapiro served as a director of the Tribune Company, a private media conglomerate, until December 2012, at which time the Tribune Company emerged from Chapter 11 bankruptcy.

Stephen Sterrett

Mr. Stephen E. Sterrett is Independent Trustee of Company. He served as the Senior Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Simon Property Group, Inc. (NYSE: SPG), one of the largest REITs in the world by equity market capitalization and a S&P 100 company, until his retirement in December 2014. He spent more than 26 years in various positions at Simon and its predecessor companies and had served as the Company’s Chief Financial Officer since 2000. Mr. Sterrett serves as a director of Berry Plastics Group, Inc. (NYSE: BERY) and Realty Income Corporation (NYSE: O), and received an M.B.A. from Indiana University.

B. Joseph White

Mr. B. Joseph White serves as an Independent Trustee of Equity Residential. He is President Emeritus of the University of Illinois and The James F. Towey Professor of Business and Leadership in the College of Business at the University’s Urbana-Champaign campus. Mr. White served as President of the University of Illinois, a $4.5 billion enterprise with multiple locations and 25,000 employees, from February 2005 to December 2009, and in January 2010 was appointed President Emeritus. Mr. White was a professor at the University of Michigan Business School from 1987 through 2004, served as the Dean of the Business School from 1991 to 2001 and as Interim President of the University of Michigan in 2002. His executive experience has included serving as vice president for management development, personnel and public affairs of Cummins, Inc., a global manufacturing company. Mr. White is a director of Kelly Services, Inc. (NASDAQ: KELYA) and has previously served as a director of numerous non-profit boards. Mr. White received an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School and a doctorate in Business Administration from the University of Michigan. Mr. White is the author of two books on corporate leadership and governance.

Marty McKenna