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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Eric Lefkofsky

47 2015 Chairman of the Board

Rich Williams

42 2015 Chief Executive Officer, Director

Bradley Keywell

47 Co-Founder, Independent Director

Michael Randolfi

44 2016 Chief Financial Officer

Brian Stevens

42 2012 Chief Accounting Officer, Treasurer

Dane Drobny

49 2014 General Counsel, Corporate Secretary

Theodore Leonsis

61 2015 Lead Independent Director

Michael Angelakis

52 2016 Independent Director

Peter Barris

65 2008 Independent Director

Robert Bass

67 2012 Independent Director

Jeffrey Housenbold

47 2013 Independent Director

Joseph Levin

37 2017 Independent Director

Ann Ziegler

58 2014 Independent Director

Biographies

Name Description

Eric Lefkofsky

Mr. Eric P. Lefkofsky is Chairman of the Board of the Company. He served in the Office of the Chief Executive from February 28, 2013 until August 5, 2013, served as the Company’s Chief Executive Officer from August 5, 2013 until November 3, 2015, and has served as Chairman since November 3, 2015. Mr. Lefkofsky is a co-founder of Echo Global Logistics, Inc. (NASDAQ: ECHO), a technology-enabled transportation and logistics outsourcing firm, and served on its board of directors from February 2005 to December 2012. Mr. Lefkofsky is a co-founder of InnerWorkings, Inc. (NASDAQ: INWK), a global provider of managed print and promotional solutions, and served on its board of directors from August 2008 to October 2012. Mr. Lefkofsky is also co-founder and CEO at Tempus, a technology company that has built an operating system to battle cancer. In 2008, Mr. Lefkofsky co-founded Lightbank LLC, a private investment firm specializing in information technology companies, and served as a manager until February 2017. In April 2006, Mr. Lefkofsky co-founded MediaBank, LLC (now known as Mediaocean LLC), a provider of integrated media procurement technology, and has served as a director or manager since that time. Mr. Lefkofsky is also a co-founder of Uptake Technologies LLC, a predictive analytics platform. Mr. Lefkofsky serves on the board of directors of Children’s Memorial Hospital, the board of trustees of the Steppenwolf Theatre, the board of trustees of the Art Institute of Chicago and the board of trustees of the Museum of Science and Industry, Chicago. Mr. Lefkofsky also serves on the board of directors of World Business Chicago. Mr. Lefkofsky is an Adjunct Professor at the University of Chicago Booth School of Business.

Rich Williams

Mr. Rich Williams is Chief Executive Officer, Director of the Company. Mr. Williams served as our Chief Operating Officer since June 2015 and President of North America since October 2014. He joined the Company in June 2011 as Senior Vice President of Marketing. Prior to joining Groupon, Mr. Williams served in a variety of marketing leadership roles at Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ: AMZN) from January 2008 to June 2011, most recently as the Director, Paid Traffic leading global advertising. Prior to joining Amazon, he spent nearly seven years in sales and marketing leadership roles at Experian plc (LSE: EXPN), a global information services company. Mr. Williams brings to the Board his substantial experience gained from leadership positions in sales, marketing, and operations at Groupon and several publicly traded companies in the e-commerce and information services industries.

Bradley Keywell

Mr. Bradley A. Keywell is Co-Founder and Independent Director of the Company. Mr. Keywell is a co-founder of Echo Global Logistics, Inc. (NASDAQ: ECHO), a technology-enabled transportation and logistics outsourcing firm, and has served on its board of directors since its inception in February 2005. In 2008, Mr. Keywell co-founded Lightbank LLC, a private investment firm specializing in information technology companies, and served as a managing partner until February 2017. In April 2006, Mr. Keywell co-founded MediaBank, LLC (now known as Mediaocean LLC), a provider of integrated media procurement technology, and has served as a director or manager since that time. Mr. Keywell is also the Chief Executive Officer and co-founder of Uptake Technologies LLC, a predictive analytics platform. Mr. Keywell also serves as a trustee of Equity Residential (NYSE: EQR), a real estate investment trust. Mr. Keywell serves on the boards of trustees of the Zell-Lurie Entrepreneurship Institute at the University of Michigan, the NorthShore University HealthSystem Foundation, the University of Chicago Institute of Politics, and the Polsky Center for Entrepreneurship at the Booth School of Business at the University of Chicago. Mr. Keywell is the former Chairman of the Illinois Innovation Council. Mr. Keywell is also the founder and Chairman of Chicago Ideas Week and the Future Founders Foundation. Mr. Keywell is an Adjunct Professor at the University of Chicago Booth School of Business.

Michael Randolfi

Mr. Michael Randolfi is Chief Financial Officer of the Company. Mr. Randolfi served as the Chief Financial Officer of Orbitz Worldwide, Inc. (NYSE:OWW) from March 2013 until November 2015 (when he departed following its acquisition by Expedia, Inc.). Prior to joining Orbitz, Mr. Randolfi served as Vice President and then as Senior Vice President and Controller at Delta Air Lines (NYSE: DAL) from February 2008 to February 2013. From June 1999 to February 2008, he held various executive positions at Delta Air Lines in financial planning and analysis, controllership and treasury. Prior to his 14-year career at Delta, Mr. Randolfi held positions with Continental Airlines (NYSE: UAL) and Raymond James and Associates (NYSE: RJF). Mr. Randolfi is a CPA and a certified management accountant.

Brian Stevens

Mr. Brian Stevens is Chief Accounting Officer, Treasurer of the Company. Mr. Stevens spent 16 years with KPMG LLP, most recently as a partner. Mr. Stevens spent five years in KPMG's Department of Professional Practice and was a practice fellow at the Financial Accounting Standards Board from 2006 to 2008. Mr. Stevens is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and serves on its Financial Reporting Executive Committee (FinREC).

Dane Drobny

Mr. Dane Drobny is General Counsel and Corporate Secretary of the Company. Mr. Drobny was Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary at Sears Holdings Corporation (NASDAQ: SHLD) from May 2010 to June 2014. Prior to joining Sears Holdings, he spent 17 years at the international law firm of Winston & Strawn LLP, most recently as a partner.

Theodore Leonsis

Mr. Theodore J. Leonsis is Lead Independent Director of the Company. Mr. Leonsis has served as the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Monumental Sports & Entertainment, LLC, a sports and entertainment company that owns the NBA’s Washington Wizards, the NHL’s Washington Capitals, the WNBA’s Washington Mystics and the Verizon Center in Washington, D.C. Mr. Leonsis also has served as a Vice Chairman Emeritus of AOL LLC, a global Web company, since December 2006. Mr. Leonsis held a number of other executive positions with AOL from September 1994 to December 2006, most recently as Vice Chairman and President, AOL Audience Business. Mr. Leonsis co-founded Revolution Growth Fund II, a private investment firm in November 2011, and has served as a partner of the fund since that time. Mr. Leonsis has served as a director of American Express Co. (NYSE: AXP) since July 2010, was a director of Rosetta Stone Ltd. (NYSE: RST) from December 2009 through May 2013 and was a director of NutriSystem, Inc. (NASDAQ: NTRI) from December 2008 through June 2012. Mr. Leonsis also serves on the board of directors of several private Internet and technology companies, as well as several charitable organizations.

Michael Angelakis

Mr. Michael Angelakis is Independent Director of the Company. Mr. Angelakis has served as the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Atairos Management, L.P. since August 2015. Mr. Angelakis also serves as a senior advisor to the Executive Management Committee of Comcast Corporation (NASDAQ: CMCSA), a national provider of video, high-speed Internet and voice services, where, prior to founding Atairos, he served as the company’s Vice Chairman and Chief Financial Officer since 2007. Prior to joining Comcast, Mr. Angelakis served as Managing Director and a member of the Management and Investment Committees of Providence Equity Partners, a private equity firm investing in technology, media and communications companies, Chief Executive Officer of State Cable TV Corporation and Aurora Telecommunications and a Vice President at Manufacturers Hanover Trust Company. Mr. Angelakis serves on the board of directors of Hewlett Packard Enterprise Company (NYSE: HPE), Duke Energy Corporation (NYSE: DUK), and TriNet Group, Inc. (NYSE: TNET). Mr. Angelakis also serves on the board of directors of several private communications and technology companies, as well as the Chairman of the Board for the Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia and as a trustee of Babson College. Mr. Angelakis was elected as a director of Groupon pursuant to the terms of an Investment Agreement, dated as of April 3, 2016, between Groupon and A-G Holdings, L.P., an affiliate of Atairos.

Peter Barris

Mr. Peter J. Barris is Independent Director of the Company. Mr. Barris was originally appointed to the Board pursuant to a general voting agreement, which terminated as a result of our initial public offering. During the previous five years, Mr. Barris also served on the board of directors of Echo Global Logistics, Inc. (NASDAQ: ECHO), InnerWorkings, Inc. (NASDAQ: INWK), Vonage Holdings Corp. (NYSE: VG) and Inteliquent (NASDAQ: IQNT) (formerly known as Neutral Tandem, Inc. (NASDAQ: TNDM)). Since 1999, Mr. Barris has been the Managing General Partner of New Enterprise Associates where he specializes in information technology investing. Mr. Barris is a vice chairman of the board of trustees of Northwestern University.

Robert Bass

Mr. Robert J. Bass is Independent Director of the Company. He served as a vice chairman of Deloitte LLP from 2006 through June 2012, and was a partner in Deloitte from 1982 through June 2012, where he specialized in e-commerce, mergers and acquisitions, SEC filings and related issues. At Deloitte, Mr. Bass was responsible for all services provided to Forstmann Little and its portfolio companies and was the advisory partner for Blackstone, DIRECTV, 24 Hour Fitness, McKesson, IMG and CSC. Mr. Bass has served on the board of directors of Sims Metal Management (ASX: SGM.AX) and as a member of the risk and audit committee since September 2013, including as chairman of the risk and audit committee since November 2014, the board of directors and as a member of the audit committee of Apex Tool Group, LLC since December 2014, including as chairman of the audit committee since April 2015, the board of directors and as chairman of the audit committee of New Page Corporation from January 2013 (emergence from chapter XI) to January 2015 (sale of the company), and the board of directors and as a member of the audit committee of Redfin Corporation since October 2016. In addition, he has been an advisory partner for RR Donnelley, Automatic Data Processing, Community Health Systems, and Avis Budget. Mr. Bass is a certified public accountant licensed in New York and Connecticut. He is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the Connecticut State Society of Certified Public Accountants.

Jeffrey Housenbold

Mr. Jeffrey T. Housenbold is Independent Director of the Company. Mr. Housenbold served as President, Chief Executive Officer and a director of Shutterfly, Inc. (“Shutterfly”) (NASDAQ: SFLY) from January 2005 until February 19, 2016. Prior to joining Shutterfly, Mr. Housenbold worked at eBay, serving in a variety of senior roles, including Vice President of Business Development and Internet Marketing, Vice President & General Manager, Business-to-Consumer Group and Vice President, Mergers & Acquisitions. Mr. Housenbold serves on the Board of Directors of Chegg (NYSE: CHGG), an online student hub. He is also a member of the Board of Trustees of Carnegie Mellon University and serves as a special industry advisor to KKR & Co. L.P. (NYSE: KKR). During the previous five years, Mr. Housenbold also served as a director of Caesars Entertainment Corporation (NASDAQ: CZR).

Joseph Levin

Mr. Joseph Levin is Independent Director of the Company. Mr. Levin has served as the Chief Executive Officer and as a director of IAC/InteractiveCorp (NASDAQ: IAC) since June 2015. He was previously Chief Executive Officer of Mindspark Interactive Network, a consumer software company. Prior to his appointment at Mindspark in November 2009, Mr. Levin served as Senior Vice President, Mergers & Acquisitions and Finance for IAC, and has held various roles within IAC since joining the company in 2003. Prior to joining IAC, Mr. Levin worked in the Technology Mergers & Acquisitions group for Credit Suisse First Boston (now Credit Suisse). Mr. Levin serves on the Board of Match Group Inc. (NASDAQ: MTCH). During the previous five years, Mr. Levin also served on the Board of LendingTree, Inc. (nowTree.com)(NASDAQ: TREE) and The Active Network (NYSE: ACTV). Mr. Levin also currently serves on the Undergraduate Executive Board of Wharton School.

Ann Ziegler

Ms. Ann E. Ziegler is Independent Director of the Company. Ms. Ziegler has served as Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of CDW Corp. (“CDW”) (NASDAQ: CDW). Prior to joining CDW, Ms. Ziegler spent 15 years at Sara Lee Corporation (“Sara Lee”), a global consumer goods company, in a number of executive roles including finance, mergers and acquisitions, strategy and general management positions in both U.S. and international businesses. Most recently, from 2005 until April 2008, Ms. Ziegler served as Chief Financial Officer and Senior Vice President of Administration for Sara Lee Food and Beverage. Prior to joining Sara Lee, Ms. Ziegler was a corporate attorney at Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom. Ms. Ziegler has served on the board of directors of Hanesbrands, Inc. (NYSE: HBI) since 2009 and Wolters Kluwer N.V. (AEX: WKL) since April 2017.

Basic Compensation

Name Fiscal Year Total

Eric Lefkofsky

258,333

Rich Williams

8,130,260

Bradley Keywell

227,475

Michael Randolfi

4,329,850

Brian Stevens

1,235,760

Dane Drobny

1,767,340

Theodore Leonsis

237,525

Michael Angelakis

206,250

Peter Barris

240,000

Robert Bass

245,000

Jeffrey Housenbold

225,000

Joseph Levin

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Ann Ziegler

225,000
As Of  30 Dec 2016