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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

John Malone

73 2005 Chairman of the Board

Michael Fries

51 2005 Vice Chairman of the Board, President, Chief Executive Officer

Charles Bracken

47 2012 Co-Chief Financial Officer, Executive Vice President

Bernard Dvorak

54 2012 Co-Chief Financial Officer, Executive Vice President

Balan Nair

48 2012 Executive Vice President, Chief Technology Officer

Bryan Hall

51 2012 Executive Vice President, General Counsel, Secretary

Diederik Karsten

58 2012 Executive Vice President - European Broadband Operations

Andrew Cole

2013 Independent Director

John Cole

84 2005 Independent Director

Miranda Curtis

58 2010 Independent Director

John Dick

76 2005 Independent Director

Paul Gould

68 2005 Independent Director

Richard Green

77 2008 Independent Director

David Rapley

72 2005 Independent Director

Larry Romrell

74 2005 Independent Director

J. Sparkman

81 2005 Independent Director

J. David Wargo

61 2005 Independent Director

Chris Noyes

IR Contact Officer

Biographies

Name Description

John Malone

Dr. John C. Malone is Chairman of the Board of Liberty Global plc, (formerly Liberty Global, Inc.). He was President, Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of the Board of the company's predecessor, LGI International (formerly Liberty Media International, Inc.), from March 2004 to June 2005. Currently Dr. Malone is chairman of the board and a director of LMC, which owns interests in companies engaged in video and online commerce, media, communications and entertainment industries worldwide. He has held these positions with LMC and its predecessor companies since 1990 and was also Chief Executive Officer from August 2005 to February 2006. His other public directorships currently include Ascent Media Corporation, Discovery Communications, Inc., Expedia, Inc. and Sirius XM Radio, Inc. During the last five years, Dr. Malone was also a director of Live Nation Entertainment, Inc., where he was also interim chairman of the board (2010 – 2011), DIRECTV, where he was also chairman of the board (2009 – 2010), IAC/InterActiveCorp. (2006 – 2010), Discovery Holding Company (2005 – 2008), The DirecTV Group, Inc. (2008 – 2009) and The Bank of New York Company, Inc. (2005 – 2007). Dr. Malone holds a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering and economics from Yale University and a master’s degree in industrial management and a Ph.D. in operations research from Johns Hopkins University.

Michael Fries

Mr. Michael T. Fries is Vice Chairman of the Board, President, Chief Executive Officer of Liberty Global plc, (formerly Liberty Global, Inc.). Mr. Fries has nearly 25 years of experience in the media and telecommunications industry, starting with the investment banking division of PaineWebber Incorporated where he specialized in domestic and international transactions for media companies before joining the management team of UGC's predecessor in 1990 shortly after its formation.He was promoted to President and Chief Operating Officer in 1998 and Chief Executive Officer of UGC in 2004. During this period, he oversaw UGC's growth across all business units and geographic territories into an international broadband communications provider. He also managed UGC's financial and strategic initiatives, including various transactions with Old LMC and LGI International from 1998 to 2005 that led up to and culminated in the formation of LGI. In addition to serving as a director of UGC and its predecessor from 1999 to 2005, Mr. Fries was Chairman of the supervisory boards of two of its publicly held European subsidiaries, UPC (1998 – 2003) and Priority Telecom NV (2002 – 2006). He also served as executive chairman of Austar from 1999 until 2003 and is currently non-executive chairman of Austar. Mr. Fries is a director of Cable Labs®, The Cable Center and various other non-profit and privately held corporate organizations. He serves as a governor for information technology and telecommunications at the World Economic Forum. Mr. Fries received his B.A. from Wesleyan University (where he is a member of the President's Advisory Council) and his M.B.A. from Columbia University.

Charles Bracken

Mr. Charles H. R. Bracken is Co-Chief Financial Officer, Executive Vice President of Liberty Global plc, (formerly Liberty Global, Inc.). He has been Executive Vice President since January 2012 and Co-Chief Financial Officer (Principal Financial Officer) since June 2005. From April 2005 to January 2012, Mr. Bracken served as a Senior Vice President. In addition, Mr. Bracken has served as a Co-Chief Financial Officer of UGC since February 2004 and is an officer of various other of subsidiaries. He also served as the Chief Financial Officer of UGC Europe, Inc., now known as Liberty Global Europe, Inc. (LG Europe), and its predecessors from November 1999 to June 2005. Mr. Bracken is a director of subsidiary Telenet Group Holding NV, a Belgian public limited liability company (Telenet).

Bernard Dvorak

Mr. Bernard G. Dvorak is Co-Chief Financial Officer, Executive Vice President of Liberty Global plc, (formerly Liberty Global, Inc.). He has been Executive Vice President since January 2012 and Co-Chief Financial Officer (Principal Accounting Officer) since June 2005. From April 2005 to January 2012, Mr. Dvorak served as a Senior Vice President. In addition, Mr. Dvorak has served as an officer of various subsidiaries of LGI, including LGI International, since March 2004. Mr. Dvorak is a director of Austar.

Balan Nair

Mr. Balan Nair is Executive Vice President, Chief Technology Officer of Liberty Global plc, (formerly Liberty Global, Inc.). From July 2007 to January 2012, he served as a Senior Vice President. Prior to joining our company, Mr. Nair served as Chief Technology Officer and Executive Vice President for AOL LLC, a global web services company, from 2006. Prior to his role at AOL LLC, Mr. Nair spent more than five years at Qwest Communications International Inc., most recently as Chief Information Officer and Chief Technology Officer. Mr. Nair is a director of Telenet and Adtran, Inc.

Bryan Hall

Mr. Bryan H. Hall is Executive Vice President, General Counsel, Secretary of Liberty Global plc, (formerly Liberty Global, Inc.). Prior to joining LGI, Mr. Hall served as secretary and general counsel of Virgin Media Inc. from June 2004 until his term ended, as planned, in January 2011. While at Virgin Media Inc., Mr. Hall was responsible for all legal affairs affecting Virgin Media Inc., as well as matters concerning regulatory, competition, government affairs and media relations issues. From September 2000 to June 2004, Mr. Hall was a partner in the corporate department of the law firm Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson LLP in New York, specializing in public and private acquisitions and acquisition financings.

Diederik Karsten

Mr. Diederik Karsten is Executive Vice President - European Broadband Operations of Liberty Global plc, (formerly Liberty Global, Inc.), since January 2012. During 2011, Mr. Karsten served as Managing Director, European Broadband Operations. Mr. Karsten served as Managing Director, UPC Nederland BV, a subsidiary of Liberty Global Europe Holding BV (Liberty Global Europe) and its predecessors, from July 2004 to December 2010, where he was responsible for broadband operations in the Netherlands. Prior to joining a predecessor of Liberty Global Europe, he served as chief executive officer of KPN Mobile, overseeing mobile telephony operations in the Netherlands, Germany, Belgium and other countries. Mr. Karsten is a director of Telenet.

Andrew Cole

Mr. Andrew J. Cole is Independent Director of Liberty Global plc, (formerly Liberty Global, Inc.)., effective June 7, 2013. Mr. Andrew Cole was formerly a director of Virgin Media.

John Cole

Mr. John P. Cole, Jr., is Independent Director of Liberty Global plc, (formerly Liberty Global, Inc.). He was a director of UnitedGlobalCom, Inc., and its predecessors (UGC), from March 1998 until UGC's business combination with the company's predecessor, LGI International, Inc. (LGI International). From February 1999 to September 2003, he was also a member of the supervisory board of UGC's publicly held subsidiary, United Pan-Europe Communications NV (UPC). His prior public company board experience also included serving as a director of Century Communications Corp., at the time a United States (U.S.) multiple cable system operator, from October 1997 to October 1999 when it was acquired by another corporation.

Miranda Curtis

Ms. Miranda Curtis is Independent Director of Liberty Global plc, (formerly Liberty Global, Inc.). since June 2010. Until March 31, 2010, Ms. Curtis was the President of Liberty Global Japan division. She served as Senior Vice President of predecessor, LGI International, and President of its Asia division from March 2004 to June 2005. Ms. Curtis has over 30 years of experience in the international media and telecommunications industry, starting with the international distribution of programming for the BBC before moving to the United Kingdom (U.K.) cable industry. She joined the predecessor of subsidiary, Liberty Media International Holdings, LLC (LMINT), in 1992 when it was formed as the international division of Tele-Communications, Inc. (TCI). Thereafter, she assumed executive positions of increasing responsibility at this company, with a primary focus on business development and the management of complex international distribution and content joint ventures. As Executive Vice President (1996 – 1999) and then President (1999 – 2004) of LMINT, she oversaw all cable and programming investments of TCI and subsequently the company then known as Liberty Media Corporation (Old LMC) in Japan, the U.K. and Continental Europe. She was responsible for the negotiation, oversight and management of the joint venture with Sumitomo Corporation that led to the formation of Jupiter Telecommunications Co., Ltd. (J:COM),multiple cable system operator in Japan, and Jupiter TV Co., Ltd., a provider of content services to the Japanese cable and satellite industries, as well as other content ventures in Europe and Asia. Ms. Curtis's employment with company terminated following the sale of substantially all of investments in Japan in February 2010.

John Dick

Mr. John W. Dick is Independent Director of Liberty Global plc, (formerly Liberty Global, Inc.), since June 2005. He was a director of UGC from March 2003 until UGC’s business combination with the company's predecessor, LGI International. Prior to that, he was a member of the supervisory board of UGC’s publicly held subsidiary, UPC, from May 2001 to September 2003. Mr. Dick has over 40 years of experience as a founder, director and chairman of public and private companies in a variety of industries, including real estate, automotive, telecommunications, oil exploration and international shipping, based in a number of countries and regions, including the United States, Canada, Europe, Australia, Russia, China and Africa. He also serves as a director and member of the audit committee of Austar (April 2002 to present). Previously, Mr. Dick was a director and non-executive chairman of the board of Terracom Broadband, a private company that developed and operated a fiber-based internet network and a digital cellular network in Rwanda, and following its purchase by Terracom Broadband, of Rwandatel, the incumbent telephone company in Rwanda, until the sale of these companies in 2007. From 1984 to December 2007, he was also a director and non-executive chairman of the board of Hooper Industries Group, a privately held U.K. group consisting of: Hooper and Co (Coachbuilders) Ltd. (building special bodied Rolls Royce and Bentley motorcars), Hooper Industries (China) (providing industrial products and components to Europe and the United States) and, until 2002, MetroCab UK (manufacturing London taxicabs) and Moscab (a joint venture with the Moscow city government to produce Metrocabs for Russia). Mr. Dick is a graduate of Wheaton College, Illinois (B.A. Political Science and Economics) and University of Toronto School of Law.

Paul Gould

Mr. Paul A. Gould is Independent Director of Liberty Global plc, (formerly Liberty Global, Inc.). He was a director of UGC from January 2004 until UGC's business combination with predecessor, LGI International. Mr. Gould joined Allen & Company in 1972. In 1975, he established Allen Investment Management, which manages capital for endowments, pension funds and family offices. Mr. Gould is also an experienced board member, having served on the boards of several public companies, including DIRECTV (2009 – 2010), Old LMC (and its predecessor) (2001 – 2009), Discovery Holding Company (2005 – 2009), The DirecTV Group, Inc. (2009), On Command Corporation (2002 – 2003) and Sunburst Hospitality Corporation (1996 – 2001). Currently, he is a director of Ampco-Pittsburgh Corporation, Discovery Communications, Inc. and the private company O3B Networks Limited. His committee experience includes audit, executive, compensation, corporate governance and investment. In addition, Mr. Gould serves on the board of trustees of Cornell University, where he is a member of its executive committee and chair of its investment committee; serves as an overseer for Weill Cornell Medical College and serves on the boards of the Wildlife Conservation Society, where he is the chair of its investment committee, and the New School University. He is also a member of the advisory committee to the International Monetary Fund's investment committee. He attended Cornell University and received his B.S. (Biochemistry) from Fairleigh Dickinson University.

Richard Green

Mr. Richard R. Green is Independent Director of Liberty Global plc, (formerly Liberty Global, Inc.). For over 20 years, Mr. Green served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Cable Television Laboratories, Inc. (Cable Labs®), a non-profit cable television industry research and development consortium, before retiring in December 2009. While at Cable Labs®, Mr. Green oversaw the development of DOCSIS technology, the establishment of common specifications for digital voice and the deployment of interactive television, among other technologies for the cable industry. Prior to joining Cable Labs®, he was a Senior Vice President at PBS (1984 – 1988), where he was instrumental in establishing PBS as in high definition television and digital audio transmission technology, and served as a Director of CBS's Advanced Television Technology Laboratory (1980 – 1983), where he managed and produced the first high definition television programs in December 1981, among other accomplishments. In addition, he is a member of the Federal Communications Commission's Technical Advisory Council, a fellow of the Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers, a senior fellow of Silicon Flatirons, a center for law, technology and entrepreneurship at the University of Colorado, and an adjunct professor at such University and the University of Denver. He previously was a member of the International Telecommunication Union, a United Nations consultative committee charged with the responsibility for recommending worldwide standards for advanced television services and past Chairman of Study Group 9 of such committee. Mr. Green received his B.S. (Physics) from Colorado College, his M.S. (Physics) from the State University of New York and a Ph.D. from the University of Washington, where he specialized in astrophysics.

David Rapley

Mr. David E. Rapley is Independent Director of Liberty Global plc, (formerly Liberty Global, Inc.). He was a director of the predecessor, LGI International, from May 2004 to June 2005. Mr. Rapley has over 30 years of experience as a founder, executive, manager and, currently, as a director of various engineering firms. He founded Rapley Engineering in 1985 and, as its President and Chief Executive Officer, oversaw its development into a full service engineering firm at the time of its sale to VECO Corporation in 1998. Currently, Mr. Rapley is a director and Vice Chairman of Merrick & Co., a private firm providing engineering and other services to domestic and international clients. From 2008 to 2011, Mr. Rapley was also chairman of the board of Merrick Canada ULC. Mr. Rapley has authored technical papers on engineering processes and computer systems. He is a graduate of Hendon College of Technology (England), with a degree in mechanical engineering. Mr. Rapley is also a director of Liberty Media Corporation (LMC), which owns interests in a broad range of media, communications and entertainment businesses, and of Liberty Interactive Corporation (LIC), which owns interests in a broad range of video and online commerce businesses. These companies became separate public companies as a result of LMC's spin-off in 2011 from LIC. He has been a director of LMC, LIC and their predecessors since 2002. He currently serves on LMC's compensation committee and is the chairman of its nominating and governance committee, and he currently serves on LIC's audit committee and its compensation committee and is the chairman of its nominating and governance committee.

Larry Romrell

Mr. Larry E. Romrell is Independent Director of Liberty Global plc, (formerly Liberty Global, Inc.). He was a director of predecessor, LGI International, from May 2004 to June 2005. Mr. Romrell has over 30 years of experience in the telecommunications industry. He was an Executive Vice President of TCI from January 1994 to March 1999, when it was acquired by AT&T Corporation, and a Senior Vice President of TCI from 1991 to 1994. Prior to becoming an executive officer at TCI, Mr. Romrell was President and Chief Executive Officer of WestMarc Communications, Inc., a subsidiary of TCI engaged in the cable television and common carrier microwave communications businesses, and held various executive positions with that company (formerly known as Western Tele-Communications, Inc.) for almost 20 years, including when it was a separate public company. As an executive at TCI, Mr. Romrell oversaw TCI's investments in and development of companies engaged in other telecommunications businesses, including At Home Corporation (@Home), a provider of high speed multimedia internet services, and Teleport Communications Group Inc. (TCG), a competitive local exchange carrier. Mr. Romrell is an experienced public company board member, having served on the boards of Ascent Capital Group, Inc.'s predecessor (2000 – 2003), TV Guide, Inc. (and predecessor) (1996 – 2000), Arris Group, Inc. (2000 – 2003), General Communication Inc. (1980 – 2001), as well as @Home and TCG. He currently is a director of LMC and LIC, positions he has held with LMC, LIC and their predecessors since 2001, and serves on the audit and nominating and governance committees of each of LMC's and LIC's boards. Formerly, he was a member of the compensation committee of Old LMC's board. Mr. Romrell is a member of the board of Volunteers of America, Colorado and involved in numerous philanthropic activities.

J. Sparkman

Mr. J. C. Sparkman is Independent Director of Liberty Global plc, (formerly Liberty Global, Inc.). He was a director of the company's predecessor, LGI International, from November 2004 to June 2005. Mr. Sparkman has over 30 years of experience in the cable television industry. He was Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of TCI for eight years until his retirement in 1995. During his over 26 years with TCI, he held various management positions of increasing responsibility, overseeing TCI’s cable operations as that company grew through acquisitions, construction of new networks and expansion of existing networks into the multiple cable system operator in the United States at the time of his retirement. In September 1999, he co-founded Broadband Services, Inc., a provider of asset management, logistics, installation and repair services for telecommunications service providers and equipment manufacturers domestically and internationally. He served as chairman of the board and Co-Chief Executive Officer of Broadband Services until December 2003. Mr. Sparkman is an experienced public company board member. Since 1994, he has been a director of Shaw, and he is a member of the executive and human resources and compensation committees of Shaw’s board.

J. David Wargo

Mr. J. David Wargo is Independent Director of Liberty Global plc, (formerly Liberty Global, Inc.). He was a director of predecessor, LGI International, from May 2004 to June 2005. Mr. Wargo has over 30 years of in investment research, analysis and management. He is the founder and President of Wargo & Company, Inc., a private company specializing in investing in the communications industry since 1993. Mr. Wargo is a co-founder and was a member of New Mountain Capital, LLC from 2000 to 2008. Prior to starting Wargo & Company, he was a managing director and senior analyst of The Putnam Companies (1989 – 1992), senior vice president and a partner in Marble Arch Partners 1985 – 1989) and senior analyst and a partner in State Street Research and Management Company (1978 – 1985). Mr. Wargo received his B.S. (Physics) and M.S. (Nuclear Engineering) from Massachusetts Institute of Technology and an M.B.A. from M.I.T.'s Sloan School of Management. Mr. Wargo is also an experienced board member, having served on the boards of several public companies, including Discovery Holding Company (2005 – 2008), Fun Technologies Inc. (2007 – 2008), OpenTV Corp. (2002 – 2007), On Command Corporation (1998 – 2003), Gemstar-TV Guide International, Inc. (2000 – 2001) and TV Guide, Inc. (and predecessor) (1996 – 2000). He currently is a director of Discovery Communications, Inc., where he is also a member of the audit committee and chair of the nominating and corporate governance committee, and of Strayer Education, Inc., where he is chairman of the audit committee. His committee experience includes audit, compensation and corporate governance committees.

Chris Noyes

Basic Compensation

Name Fiscal Year Total

John Malone

5,511,000

Michael Fries

46,852,000

Charles Bracken

11,454,800

Bernard Dvorak

11,227,100

Balan Nair

11,967,100

Bryan Hall

--

Diederik Karsten

11,585,400

Andrew Cole

--

John Cole

--

Miranda Curtis

1,794,240

John Dick

--

Paul Gould

--

Richard Green

--

David Rapley

--

Larry Romrell

--

J. Sparkman

--

J. David Wargo

--

Chris Noyes

--
As Of 30 Dec 2013

Options Compensation

Name Options Value

John Malone

4,406,830 18,342,687

Michael Fries

2,988,514 33,732,740

Charles Bracken

1,130,980 11,610,253

Bernard Dvorak

96,708 759,022

Balan Nair

80,000 1,485,340

Bryan Hall

0 0

Diederik Karsten

29,406 986,145

Andrew Cole

0 0

John Cole

0 0

Miranda Curtis

487,048 1,712,774

John Dick

0 0

Paul Gould

0 0

Richard Green

0 0

David Rapley

0 0

Larry Romrell

0 0

J. Sparkman

0 0

J. David Wargo

0 0

Chris Noyes

0 0
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