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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Howard Jonas

59 2013 Chairman of the Board

Samuel Jonas

34 2014 Chief Executive Officer

Bill Pereira

50 2011 Co-Chairman of the Board, President and Chief Executive Officer of IDT Telecom Inc., Director

Joyce Mason

56 2006 Executive Vice President, General Counsel, Corporate Secretary

Menachem Ash

43 2012 Executive Vice President - Strategy and Legal Affairs

Marcelo Fischer

48 2011 Senior Vice President - Finance

Anthony Davidson

42 2014 Senior Vice President-Technology

Mitch Silberman

47 2006 Chief Accounting Officer, Controller

Eric Cosentino

58 2009 Lead Independent Director

Michael Chenkin

64 2013 Independent Director

Judah Schorr

63 2006 Independent Director

Bill Ulrey

Vice President — Investor Relations and External Affairs

Biographies

Name Description

Howard Jonas

Mr. Howard S. Jonas is the Chairman of the Board of the Company. He is no longer Chief Executive Officer of the Corp., effective December 31, 2013. He serves as the Chairman of the Board of CTM Media Holdings, Inc., a former subsidiary of the Company that was spun off to stockholders in September 2009. Howard Jonas has served as the Co-Vice Chairman of Genie Energy International Corporation since August 2009 and, since January 2011, as the Chairman of the Board of Genie Energy Ltd., a former subsidiary of the Company that was spun off to stockholders in October 2011, and is now a public company whose shares are listed on the New York Stock Exchange. Howard Jonas has also served as the Vice Chairman of the board of directors of IDT Telecom from December 1999 to April 2008, as Co-Chairman since April 2008, and as a director of IDT Capital since September 2004. Howard Jonas served as Co-Chairman of the board of directors of IDT Entertainment from November 2004 until August 2006. From August 2006 until August 2011, Howard Jonas served as a director of Starz Media Holdings, LLC, Starz Media, LLC and Starz Foreign Holdings, LLC, each of which is a subsidiary of Liberty Media Corporation. In addition, Howard Jonas has been a director of IDT Energy since June 2007 and a director of American Shale Oil Corporation since January 2008, each subsidiaries of Genie Energy Ltd. Howard Jonas is also the founder and has been President of Jonas Media Group (formerly Jonas Publishing) since its inception in 1979. Howard Jonas was the Chairman of the board of directors of Net2Phone from October 2001 to October 2004, the Vice Chairman of the board of directors of Net2Phone from October 2004 to June 2006, and has served as the Chairman of Net2Phone since June 2006. Howard Jonas received a B.A. in Economics from Harvard University.

Samuel Jonas

Mr. Samuel Jonas is Chief Executive Officer of IDT Corp., effective December 31, 2013. Mr. Jonas has served as Chief Executive Officer of the Company since January 2014. Mr. Jonas served as Chief Operating Officer of the Company from June 2010 through December 2013. Mr. Jonas joined the Company in June 2008 and served as a Vice President until June 2009 when he was elected to serve as the Company’s Vice President of Operations. Since 2004, Mr. Jonas has been the managing member of Arlington Suites, LLC, manager of a thirty million dollar mixed-use ground up development project in Bronx, New York. From 2006 through 2008, Mr. Jonas was a partner in a 160-unit garden apartment complex in Memphis, Tennessee. Between 2004 and 2005, Mr. Jonas owned and operated various businesses in the food industry, including BID Distribution, a distributor and marketer of frozen desserts to grocery stores and food service operations.

Bill Pereira

Mr. Bill Pereira is the Co-Chairman of the Board, President and Chief Executive Officer of IDT Telecom Inc., a subsidiary of IDT Corp., and Director of the Company. Mr. Pereira has served as a member of the Company’s Board of Directors and as the Chief Executive Officer, President and Co–Chairman of IDT Telecom since October 31, 2011. Mr. Pereira served as Chief Financial Officer of the Company from January 2009 until October 2011, and served as the Treasurer from January 2009 to December 2010. Previously, he served as Executive Vice President of Finance for the Company from January 2008 to January 2009. Mr. Pereira initially joined the Company in December 2001 when the Company bought Horizon Global Trading, a financial software firm where he was a managing partner. In February 2002, Mr. Pereira joined Winstar Communications, a subsidiary of the Company, as a Senior Vice President of Finance. Mr. Pereira was promoted to CFO of Winstar Communications, a position he held until 2006 when he was named a Senior Vice President of the Company responsible for financial reporting, budgeting and planning. Prior to joining the Company, Mr. Pereira worked for a number of companies in the financial sector, including Prudential Financial, SBC Warburg and UBS. Mr. Pereira received a B.S. from Rutgers University and an M.B.A. from the New York University Stern School of Business.

Joyce Mason

Ms. Joyce J. Mason is Executive Vice President, General Counsel, Corporate Secretary of IDT Corp. In addition, Ms. Mason has served as an Executive Vice President of the Company since December 1998 and as General Counsel and Corporate Secretary of the Company from its inception. Ms. Mason also served as a director of the Company from its inception until December 2006. In addition, Ms. Mason is currently a director of Zedge Holdings, Inc., a subsidiary of the Company, and she also served as a director of IDT Telecom from December 1999 until May 2001 and as a director of Net2Phone from October 2001 until October 2004. Prior to joining the Company, Ms. Mason had been in private legal practice. Ms. Mason received a B.A. from the City University of New York and a J.D. from New York Law School.

Menachem Ash

Mr. Menachem Ash is Executive Vice President - Strategy and Legal Affairs of IDT Corp. Mr. Ash has served as the Company’s Executive Vice President of Strategy and Legal Affairs since October 2012. Mr. Ash served as the managing attorney of the Company’s legal department from June 2011 to October 2012. Mr. Ash has served as senior counsel to several IDT divisions since he joined the Company in July 2004, including IDT Telecom and IDT Carmel. Prior to joining the Company, Mr. Ash served as General Counsel to Telstar International, Inc., a telecommunications services provider. Mr. Ash also worked at KPMG as a senior associate in its tax group focusing on financial services and technology companies. He is a graduate of Brooklyn College and the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law.

Marcelo Fischer

Mr. Marcelo Fischer is Senior Vice President - Finance of IDT Corporation. Prior to joining the Company, Mr. Fischer has served as the Company’s Senior Vice President–Finance (the Company’s principal financial officer position) since October 31, 2011 and as Chief Financial Officer of IDT Telecom since June 2007. Mr. Fischer also served as the Company’s Senior Vice President of Finance from March 2007 to June 2007. Mr. Fischer served as the Company’s Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer from June 2006 to March 2007, as the Company’s Controller from May 2001 until June 2006 and as Chief Accounting Officer from December 2001 until June 2006. Prior to joining the Company, Mr. Fischer was the Corporate Controller of Viatel, Inc. from 1999 until 2001. From 1998 through 1999, Mr. Fischer was the Controller of the Consumer International Division of Revlon, Inc. From 1991 through 1998, Mr. Fischer held various accounting and finance positions at Colgate-Palmolive Corporation. Mr. Fischer, a Certified Public Accountant, received a B.A. from the University of Maryland and an M.B.A. from the New York University Stern School of Business.

Anthony Davidson

Mr. Anthony S. Davidson has served as Senior Vice President — Technology of the Company since December 2014. Mr. Davidson has also served as Executive Vice President — Carrier Operations of IDT Telecom since 2003 and in several different senior management positions in finance, technology and commercial operations and corporate development at IDT Investments and IDT Telecom since January 2000. Prior to joining IDT, Mr. Davidson served as Director of Finance at a small, privately held satellite television programming company in New Jersey and was previously a middle market relationship manager at Fleet Bank in Albany, NY. He holds a B.A. from Williams College and an M.B.A. from Cornell University.

Mitch Silberman

Mr. Mitch Silberman is Chief Accounting Officer, Controller of IDT Corp.He has served as the Company’s Chief Accounting Officer and Controller since June 2006. Mr. Silberman joined the Company in October 2002 as Director of Financial Reporting until his promotion to Assistant Controller in October 2003. Prior to joining the Company, Mr. Silberman was a senior manager at KPMG LLP, where he served in the firm’s Biotechnology and Pharmaceutical practice. Prior to KPMG, Mr. Silberman worked for Grant Thornton LLP, serving in the firm’s Telecommunications, Service and Technology practice. Mr. Silberman, a Certified Public Accountant, received a Bachelor of Science in Accounting from Brooklyn College.

Eric Cosentino

Rev. Eric F. Cosentino is an Lead Independent Director of IDT Corp. He has been a director of the Company since February 2007. Rev. Cosentino has been a director of Zedge Holdings, Inc., a subsidiary of the Company, since September 2008 and a member of the National Association of Corporate Directors (NACD) since March 2009. Rev. Cosentino has been an NACD Governance Fellow since 2014, when he completed NACD’s comprehensive program study for corporate directors. He supplements his skill sets through ongoing engagement with the director community and access to leading practices. Rev. Cosentino served on the Board of Directors of a Company subsidiary, IDT Entertainment, until it was sold to Liberty Media in 2006. Rev. Cosentino was the Rector of the Episcopal Church of the Divine Love in Montrose, New York, from 1987 until his retirement in 2014. He remains canonically resident in the Episcopal Diocese of New York. He began his ordained ministry in 1984 as curate (assistant) at St. Elizabeth’s Episcopal Church in Ridgewood, Bergen County, New Jersey. He has also served on the Board of Directors of the Evangelical Fellowship Anglican Communion of New York. Rev. Cosentino has published articles and book reviews for The Episcopal New Yorker, Care & Community, and Evangelical Journal. Rev. Cosentino received a B.A. from Queens College and a M.Div. from General Theological Seminary, New York.

Michael Chenkin

Mr. Michael Chenkin is an Independent Director of the Company. Mr. Chenkin has been a director of the Company since October 16, 2013. Mr. Chenkin is a Certified Public Accountant and worked in the Audit Department of Coopers and Lybrand from 1974 to 1993 and as a consultant to the securities industry from 1993 to 2008 with an emphasis on business implementation, internal controls, compliance and regulatory matters for large financial institutions. Mr. Chenkin received a Bachelor of Science degree from Cornell University and a Master of Business Administration from Columbia University. Mr. Chenkin’s diverse business experiences as a Certified Public Accountant — working as an auditor for a large multi-national accounting firm for close to 20 years — and consulting for large financial institutions for 15 years, offer valuable insights to the Board of Directors, particularly given the enhanced accounting rules and regulations affecting public companies. Mr. Chenkin’s strong accounting background, as well as his M.B.A. from Columbia University, provides financial and audit-related expertise to the Board of Directors.

Judah Schorr

Dr. Judah Schorr is an Independent Director of IDT Corp. Dr. Schorr has been a director of the Company since December 2006. Dr. Schorr founded Judah Schorr MD PC in 1994, an anesthesia provider to hospitals, ambulatory surgery centers and medical offices, and has been its President and owner since its inception, as well as the President of its subsidiary, Tutto Anesthesia. Dr. Schorr is an attending physician at Anesthesia Services at Bergen Regional Medical Center, the largest hospital in the state of New Jersey, and the Managing Partner of Chavrusa Realty Corp., a commercial real-estate company in Long Island, New York. Dr. Schorr received his B.S. in Psychology from Brooklyn College and his M.D. from the University of Trieste Faculty of Medicine and Surgery in Italy. Through Dr. Schorr’s career as an entrepreneur driving the growth of Judah Schorr MD PC and Chavrusa Realty Corp., he has obtained valuable business and management experience and brings important perspectives on the issues facing the Company. Dr. Schorr’s tenure as a member of the Board and its Compensation, Corporate Governance and Audit Committees brings useful compliance insights to the Board.

Bill Ulrey

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