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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Eric Lefkofsky

46 2015 Chairman of the Board

Rich Williams

41 2015 Chief Executive Officer, Director

Bradley Keywell

46 Co-Founder, Independent Director

Michael Randolfi

43 2016 Chief Financial Officer

Brian Stevens

41 2012 Chief Accounting Officer

Dane Drobny

48 2014 General Counsel, Corporate Secretary

Theodore Leonsis

60 2015 Lead Independent Director

Michael Angelakis

51 2016 Independent Director

Peter Barris

2008 Independent Director

Robert Bass

66 2012 Independent Director

Jeffrey Housenbold

46 2013 Independent Director

Ann Ziegler

57 2014 Independent Director

Biographies

Name Description

Eric Lefkofsky

Mr. Eric P. Lefkofsky serves as Chairman of the Board of the Company. He was Chief Executive Officer of Groupon, Inc. He is a co-founder of the Company, has served as the Company’s Executive Chairman from its inception through August 5, 2013, served in the Office of the Chief Executive from February 28, 2013 until August 5, 2013, and has served as the Company’s Chief Executive Officer since August 5, 2013. Mr. Lefkofsky is a co-founder of Echo Global Logistics, Inc. (NASDAQ: ECHO) and served on its board of directors from February 2005 to December 2012. Mr. Lefkofsky is the co-founder of InnerWorkings, Inc. (NASDAQ: INWK) and served on its board of directors from August 2008 to October 2012. In 2008, Mr. Lefkofsky co-founded Lightbank LLC, a private investment firm specializing in information technology companies, and has served as a manager since that time. In April 2006, Mr. Lefkofsky co-founded MediaBank, LLC (now known as MediaOcean LLC), an electronic exchange and database that automates the procurement and administration of advertising media), and has served as a director or manager since that time. Mr. Lefkofsky is also a co-founder of Uptake Technologies LLC, a data analytics company. 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. Mr. Lefkofsky holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of Michigan and a Juris Doctor degree from the University of Michigan Law School.

Rich Williams

Mr. Rich Williams serves as Chief Executive Officer, Director of the Company. Prior to this role, 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.

Bradley Keywell

Mr. Bradley A. Keywell serves as Co-Founder and Independent Director of Groupon Inc. Mr. Keywell is a co-founder of the Company and has served on our Board since our inception. Mr. Keywell is a co-founder of Echo Global Logistics, Inc. (NASDAQ: ECHO) 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 has served as a managing partner since that time. In April 2006, Mr. Keywell co-founded MediaBank, LLC (now known as MediaOcean LLC), 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 data analytics company. 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 and on the advisory board of directors for the College for Global Business at the University of Michigan Law School. Mr. Keywell is the 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. Mr. Keywell holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of Michigan and a Juris Doctor degree from the University of Michigan Law School.

Michael Randolfi

Mr. Michael Randolfi serves as Chief Financial Officer of the Company. Prior to joining the Company, Mr. Randolfi served as the Chief Financial Officer of Orbitz Worldwide, Inc. from March 2013 until November 2015 (when he departed following its acquisition by Expedia, Inc.), with global responsibility for Orbitz’s accounting, financial planning and analysis, investor relations, tax, procurement, and treasury functions. Prior to joining Orbitz, Mr. Randolfi served as Vice President and then as Senior Vice President and Controller at Delta Air Lines 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 and Raymond James and Associates. Mr. Randolfi is a CPA and a certified management accountant.

Brian Stevens

Mr. Brian Stevens serves as the Chief Accounting Officer of Groupon Inc. Prior to joining Groupon, 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 serves as the General Counsel and Corporate Secretary of Groupon inc. since July 2014. Prior to joining Groupon, 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 serves as Lead Independent Director of the Company. He was Independent Chairman of the Board of Groupon, Inc. He has served on the Company’s Board since June 2009, as Vice Chairman from April 2011 until August 2013, as co-Chief Executive from February 28, 2013 until August 5, 2013, and as Chairman of the Board since August 5, 2013. Since 1999, 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 leading 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.

Michael Angelakis

Mr. Michael Angelakis serves as Independent Director of the Company, since April 2016. 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 Enterprises (NYSE: HPE) and Duke Energy (NYSE: DUK), 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. Mr. Angelakis brings to the Board extensive investment, financial and managerial experience and leadership gained through his senior management roles in the media and telecommunications industries, including as the chief financial officer of a public company, as well as experience as a director of other public companies.

Peter Barris

Mr. Peter J. Barris serves as Independent Director of Groupon Inc., since January 2008. 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 member of the board of trustees of Northwestern University. He received a Master of Business Administration from Dartmouth College and a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering from Northwestern University.

Robert Bass

Mr. Robert J. Bass serves as Independent Director of Groupon Inc., since June 2012. 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, and 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). 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. Mr. Bass received a bachelor of business administration degree from Emory University and an MBA from the Columbia University Graduate School of Business.

Jeffrey Housenbold

Mr. Jeffrey T. Housenbold serves as Independent Director of Groupon Inc. Mr. Housenbold has served as President, Chief Executive Officer and a director of Shutterfly, Inc. (“Shutterfly”) (NASDAQ: SFLY) since January 2005. 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 Caesars Entertainment Corporation (NASDAQ:CZR), the world's largest casino entertainment company, and Chegg, the 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). Mr. Housenbold earned his MBA from Harvard Business School, where he was a Dean's Fellow and his undergraduate degrees in Economics and Business Administration from Carnegie Mellon University, where he was an Andrew Carnegie Presidential Scholar and graduated with High Honors. Mr. Housenbold brings to the Board substantial e-commerce and technology industry experience, as well as his experience as the Chief Executive Officer of a publicly traded company.

Ann Ziegler

Ms. Ann E. Ziegler serves as Independent Director of the Company. Since April 2008, 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 serves on the board of directors of Hanesbrands, Inc. (NYSE: HBI). During the previous five years, Ms. Ziegler also served on the board of directors of Unitrin, Inc. Ms. Ziegler is a graduate of The College of William and Mary where she earned a bachelor’s degree and a graduate of the University of Chicago Law School where she earned her Juris Doctor degree.

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