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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Matthew Ouimet

57 2012 President, Chief Executive Officer, Director of Cedar Fair Management, Inc.

Brian Witherow

49 2012 Chief Financial Officer, Executive Vice President of Cedar Fair Management, Inc.

Richard Zimmerman

55 2011 Chief Operating Officer of Cedar Fair Management, Inc.

Kelley Semmelroth

51 2012 Executive Vice President, Chief Marketing Officer of Cedar Fair Management, Inc.

Duffield Milkie

50 2015 Executive Vice President, General Counsel, Secretary of Cedar Fair Management, Inc

H.Philip Bender

60 2010 Executive Vice President - Operations of Cedar Fair Management, Inc.

David Hoffman

47 2012 Senior Vice President, Chief Accounting Officer of Cedar Fair Management, Inc.

Robert Decker

55 2015 Senior Vice President - Planning and design of Cedar Fair Management, Inc.,

Craig Freeman

62 2015 Senior Vice President - Administration of Cedar Fair Management, Inc.

Debra Smithart-Oglesby

60 2012 Director of Cedar Fair Management, Inc.

Eric Affeldt

57 2010 Independent Director of Cedar Fair Management, Inc.

Gina France

56 2011 Independent Director of Cedar Fair Management, Inc

Daniel Hanrahan

58 2012 Independent Director of Cedar Fair Management, Inc.

Thomas Klein

53 2012 Independent Director of Cedar Fair Management, Inc

David Olivet

52 2013 Independent Director of Cedar Fair Management, Inc.

John Scott

2010 Independent Director of Cedar Fair Management, Inc.

Lauri Shanahan

52 2012 Independent Director of Cedar Fair Management, Inc.

Stacy Frole

Corporate Vice President - Investor Relations

Biographies

Name Description

Matthew Ouimet

Mr. Matthew A. Ouimet is President, Chief Executive Officer and Director of Cedar Fair Management, Inc., the General Partner of the Company. He has been president of the Partnership’s General Partner since June 2011 and chief executive officer since January 2012, and a member of the Board of Directors since August 2011. Mr. Ouimet was president and chief operating officer for Corinthian Colleges, a publicly traded company that owns and manages for-profit colleges throughout the United States and Canada, from July 2009 to October 2010 and was executive vice president-operations for Corinthian Colleges from January 2009 to June 2009. Prior to joining Corinthian Colleges, he served as president, Hotel Group for Starwood Hotels and Resorts Worldwide from August 2006 to September 2008. Before joining Starwood, Mr. Ouimet spent 17 years at The Walt Disney Company, where he last served as President of the Disneyland Resort. He also served in a variety of other business development and financial positions during his employment with Disney, including president of Disney Cruise Line and executive general manager of Disney Vacation Club.

Brian Witherow

Mr. Brian C. Witherow is Chief Financial Officer and Executive Vice President of Cedar Fair Management, Inc., the General Partner of Cedar Fair, L.P. Prior to that, he served as Vice President and Corporate Controller beginning in July 2005. He served as Corporate Treasurer from May 2004 to June 2005 and as Corporate Director of Investor Relations from 1995 through 2004.

Richard Zimmerman

Mr. Richard A. Zimmerman is Chief Operating Officer of Cedar Fair Management, Inc., the General patner of the Company. Prior to that, he served as Executive Vice President since November 2010, previously serving as Regional Vice President since June 2007 and has been with Cedar Fair since 2006. Richard served as Vice President and General Manager of Kings Dominion from 1998 through 2006.

Kelley Semmelroth

Ms. Kelley Semmelroth is Executive Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer of Cedar Fair Management, Inc., the General Partner of Cedar Fair, L.P. Prior to joining Cedar Fair, Kelley served as Senior Vice President, Marketing Planning Director for TD Bank from 2010 through 2012. Prior to joining TD Bank, she served as Senior Vice President of Brand Strategy and Management at Bank of America from 2005 through 2010.

Duffield Milkie

Mr. Duffield E. Milkie is Executive Vice President, Corporate Secretary and General Counsel of Cedar Fair Management, Inc the General Patner of the Company. He has served as Corporate Secretary since February 2012. He served as Corporate Vice President and General Counsel from February 2008 to February 2012. Prior to joining Cedar Fair, Duff was a partner in the law firm of Wickens, Herzer, Panza, Cook, & Batista from 1998 through 2008.

H.Philip Bender

Mr. H.Philip Bender is an Executive Vice President - Operations of Cedar Fair Management, Inc., the General Partner of Cedar Fair, L.P. Previously he served as Regional Vice President from June 2006. Prior to being promoted to a corporate executive, he served as Vice President and General Manager of Worlds of Fun / Oceans of Fun from 2000 through 2006.

David Hoffman

Mr. David R. Hoffman is Senior Vice President and Chief Accounting Officer of Cedar Fair Management, Inc., the General Partner of Cedar Fair, L.P. Prior to that, he served as Vice President of Finance and Corporate Tax since November 2010. He served as Vice President of Corporate Tax from October 2006 until November 2010. Prior to joining Cedar Fair, Dave served as a business advisor with Ernst & Young from 2002 through 2006.

Robert Decker

Mr. Robert A. Decker is Senior Vice President - Planning & Design of Cedar Fair Management, Inc., the General Patner of the Company. Prior to that, Rob served as Corporate Vice President of Planning & Design since the end of 2002, and he has been with Cedar Fair since 1999. Prior to joining Cedar Fair, Rob served as Design Director at Jack Rouse Associates, Inc., a consultant firm to the entertainment industry, from 1989 through 1999.

Craig Freeman

Mr. Craig J. Freeman is Senior Vice President - Administration of Cedar Fair Management, Inc., of the Company effective January 2015. Prior to that, he served as Corporate Vice President of Administration since September 2005. Craig served as Vice President and General Manager of Knott’s Camp Snoopy at the Mall of America from 1996 through 2005.

Debra Smithart-Oglesby

Ms. Debra Smithart-Oglesby is Director of Cedar Fair Management, Inc., the General Partner of Cedar Fair, L.P., effective June 27, 2012. She is a former certified public accountant with more than 30 years of financial and corporate leadership experience in the food service and retail industries. Since 2006, she has served as the chair of the Board of Directors of Denny’s Corporation (NASDAQ: DENN), a full-service, family-style restaurant chain with approximately 1,700 eateries throughout the United States and nine countries. She joined the Denny’s Board in 2003 and was the company’s interim chief executive officer in 2010-2011. Since 2000, she has been the president of O&S Partners, an investment capital and consulting services firm that invests in and provides consulting services to early-stage and transitioning hospitality and retail companies. Prior to joining O&S, Ms. Smithart-Oglesby helped to launch Dekor, Inc., a start-up company in the home improvement and decorating retail segment, as its chief financial officer. From 1997 to 1999, she was the president, corporate services and chief financial officer of First America Automotive, Inc., a new and used car retailer sold to Sonic Automotive. Prior to that, she spent 13 years as the executive vice president and chief financial officer for Brinker International (NASDAQ: EAT), one of the world’s leading casual dining restaurant companies. She held the position of chief financial officer and served on the Brinker Board from 1991 to 1997. Ms. Smithart-Oglesby has served as a Director since June 2012 and is a member of the Audit and Compensation Committees.

Eric Affeldt

Mr. Eric L. Affeldt is an Independent Director of Cedar Fair Management, Inc., the General Partner of Cedar Fair, L.P. He has been president and chief executive officer of ClubCorp Inc. (NYSE: MYCC), which owns or operates a network of golf and country clubs, business clubs, sports clubs and alumni clubs, since 2006. Prior to joining ClubCorp, he was a principal of KSL Capital Partners, the private equity firm that purchased ClubCorp in 2006. Mr. Affeldt also previously served as president and CEO of KSL’s former golf division, KSL Fairways, vice president and general manager of Doral Golf Resort and Spa in Miami and the combined PGA West and La Quinta Resort and Club in California and was a founding partner of KSL Recreation. In addition, he was president of General Aviation Holdings, Inc. Mr. Affeldt was selected as the non executive Chairman of the Board in 2012 and has served as a Director since 2010. Mr. Affeldt is an ex-officio member of the Audit, Compensation, and Nominating and Corporate Governance Committees.

Gina France

Ms. Gina D. France is an Independent Director of Cedar Fair Management, Inc., the General Partner of Cedar Fair, L.P. She is president and CEO of France Strategic Partners LLC, a private strategic planning and transaction advisory firm. Before founding France Strategic Partners, Ms. France was a Managing Director with Ernst & Young LLP and led the firm’s Center for Strategic Transactions® (CST) in Cleveland, Ohio. Ms. France previously served as a managing director of Ernst & Young Corporate Finance LLC and as an investment banker with Lehman Brothers. Ms. France also serves on the Corporate Board of FirstMerit Corporation (NYSE: FMER), a $24 billion bank holding company, where she is chair of the Governance and Nominating Committee and serves as an SEC-designated financial expert on the Audit Committee; was appointed to the Board of Directors of CBIZ, Inc. (NYSE: CBZ) in February 2015; and has served as a Director of Dawn Food Products, Inc., one of the world’s largest manufacturers and distributors of bakery products. Ms. France, who has served as a Director since 2011, is the Chairperson of the Audit Committee and is a member of the Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee.

Daniel Hanrahan

Mr. Daniel J. Hanrahan is an Independent Director of Cedar Fair Management, Inc., the General Partner of Cedar Fair, L.P., effective June 27, 2012. He brings more than 30 years of experience, including a variety of sales and marketing, general manager, president and chief executive officer roles across the consumer packaged goods, retail, travel and hospitality sectors. Since August 2012 he has served as the president and chief executive officer and director of the Regis Corporation (NYSE: RGS) a global leader in beauty salons and cosmetology. Prior to joining Regis he served as president and CEO of Celebrity Cruises, a cruise line and division of Royal Caribbean Cruises (NYSE: RCL) from 2007 to 2012. He was promoted to president in 2005 and to CEO in 2007 after his highly successful management of the sales and marketing division for Royal Caribbean. Prior to joining Royal Caribbean, Mr. Hanrahan served in executive-level positions with Polaroid Corporation and Reebok International Ltd. In 2004, he was named one of the “Top 25 Extraordinary Minds in Hospitality Sales and Marketing” by Hospitality and Sales Marketing Association International. Mr. Hanrahan has served as a Director since June 2012 and is a member of the Audit and Compensation Committees.

Thomas Klein

Mr. Thomas Klein is an Independent Director of Cedar Fair Management, Inc., the General Partner of Cedar Fair, L.P., effective January 02, 2012. Mr. Klein has served as chief executive officer and president and a director of Sabre Holdings (NASDAQ: SABR), a technology solutions provider to the global travel and tourism industry, since August 2013. Its subsidiaries include Sabre Travel Network and Sabre Airline and Hospitality Solutions. Prior to becoming CEO, Mr. Klein served in a number of leadership roles at Sabre, including company president since January 2010 and group president of Sabre Travel Network and Sabre Airline Solutions. Before joining Sabre in 1994, he held a variety of sales, marketing and operations roles at American Airlines (NASDAQ: AAL) and Consolidated Freightways, Inc. In 2010, he was appointed to the Board of Directors for Brand USA by the U.S. Secretary of Commerce and currently serves as vice chairman. He also serves on the executive committee of the World Travel and Tourism Council. Mr. Klein has served as a Director since January 2012 and is Chairman of the Compensation Committee.

David Olivet

Mr. David Scott Olivet is an Independent of Cedar Fair Management, Inc., the General Partner of Cedar Fair, L.P. with effect from June 6, 2013. He is chief executive officer of Renegade Brands, an investment company that primarily invests in apparel and other consumer companies, and an operating partner at Altamont Capital Partners, a private equity firm. He also serves as the executive chairman of RED Digital Cinema, an American manufacturer of digital cinematography tools, a position he has held since July 2009. Mr. Olivet was the non-executive chairman of Collective Brands, a parent company that owns shoe retailers and manufacturers, from June 2011 to October 2012. From 2005 to July 2009, Mr. Olivet served as chief executive officer and director of Oakley, served as its chairman of the board. Prior to joining Oakley, Mr. Olivet served as vice president of NIKE Subsidiaries and New Business Development where he was responsible for the Hurley, Converse, Cole Haan, Bauer Hockey, and Starter brands; senior vice president of Real Estate, Store Design, and Construction with Gap Inc. with responsibility across Gap, Banana Republic, and Old Navy brands; and as a partner with Bain & Company. He has served as a director of RED Digital Cinema Camera Company since 2006, a director of Skullcandy (NASDAQ: SKUL) serving as a member of its audit committee and chair of the compensation committee since 2011, a trustee of Pomona College since 2009 and vice-chair of its audit committee since 2011, and a director of the Pacific Council on International Policy since July 2010. He also serves as chairman of the board for both Dakine and Mervin Manufacturing since November 2013 and is a member of the boards of HUF Worldwide, Inc., since October 2014, Brixton Manufacturing, since October 2014, Fox Head, Inc., since December 2014, and Hybrid Apparel since December 2014. He served as a director of Collective Brands from 2006 to 2012. Mr. Olivet has served as a Director since 2013 and is a member of the Audit Committee.

John Scott

Mr. John M. Scott, III, is an Independent Director of Cedar Fair Management, Inc, the General Partner of Cedar Fair, L.P. Mr. Scott has served as president and chief executive officer and a director of Orient-Express Hotels Ltd. since November of 2012. Prior to joining Orient-Express Hotels Ltd he served as president and chief executive officer of Rosewood Hotels & Resorts from 2003 through August 2011. Prior to that he was the managing director of acquisitions and asset management for Maritz, Wolff & Co., a private equity real estate fund. Mr. Scott began his career with the Interpacific Group where he held senior hotel management positions and in 1994 joined the Walt Disney Company as manager of business development and strategic planning for both Disney Development Company and Walt Disney Attractions groups. Mr. Scott served on the board of Kimpton Hotels and Restaurants, a private company until 2012. Mr. Scott is the Chairman of the Corporate Governance and Nominating Committee and a member of the Compensation Committee and has served as a Director since 2010.

Lauri Shanahan

Ms. Lauri M. Shanahan is an Independent Director of Cedar Fair Management, Inc., the General Partner of Cedar Fair, L.P., effective June 27, 2012. She is a seasoned retail executive with more than 20 years of broad-based experience across global, multi-channel, multi-brand enterprises as well as other retail and consumer product companies, including Gap, Inc. (NYSE: GPS). She joined Gap, Inc., a leading global apparel retail company, in 1992 and served in numerous leadership roles including chief administrative officer, chief legal officer and corporate secretary during her 16-year career with the company. She currently serves on the board of directors and chairs the Compensation Committees of both Deckers Brands (NYSE: DECK), a footwear, accessories and apparel lifestyle company with a portfolio of premium brands and $1.8B in revenues, and Charlotte Russe Holding, Inc., a retailer of fashionable, value-priced women’s apparel, footwear and accessories with over 500 stores. In addition, Ms. Shanahan is a principal with Maroon Peak Advisors, which provides a broad range of advisory services in the retail and consumer products sector. Ms. Shanahan also serves on the California State Personnel Board, which oversees the recruitment, selection and promotion process for prospective and current state employees who provide critical services to the citizens of California. Ms. Shanahan has served as a Director since June 2012 and is a member of the Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee.

Stacy Frole