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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

John Malone

74 2005 Chairman of the Board

Michael Fries

52 2005 Vice Chairman of the Board, President, Chief Executive Officer

Charles Bracken

48 2012 Co-Chief Financial Officer, Executive Vice President

Bernard Dvorak

55 2012 Co-Chief Financial Officer, Executive Vice President

Balan Nair

49 2012 Executive Vice President, Chief Technology Officer

Bryan Hall

52 2012 Executive Vice President, General Counsel, Secretary

Diederik Karsten

59 2012 Executive Vice President - European Broadband Operations

Andrew Cole

48 2013 Independent Director

John Cole

85 2005 Independent Director

Miranda Curtis

59 2010 Independent Director

John Dick

77 2005 Independent Director

Paul Gould

69 2005 Independent Director

Richard Green

78 2008 Independent Director

David Rapley

73 2005 Independent Director

Larry Romrell

75 2005 Independent Director

J. Sparkman

82 2005 Independent Director

J. David Wargo

61 2005 Independent Director

Oskar Nooij

2014 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 has served as our chairman of the board and as one of our directors since its inception and is a member of the executive and the succession planning committees of our board. He was president, chief executive officer and chairman of the board of LGI International, from March 2004 to June 2005. Mr. Malone served as a director of UGC and its predecessors from November 1999 to July 2013.Mr. Malone is an experienced business executive, having served as the chief executive officer of Tele-Communications, Inc. (TCI) for over 25 years until its acquisition by AT&T Corporation in 1999. During that period, he successfully led TCI as it grew through acquisitions and construction into the largest multiple cable system operator in the U.S., invested in and nurtured the development of unique cable television programming, including the Discovery Channel, QVC and Starz/Encore, expanded through joint ventures into international cable operations in the U.K. (Telewest Communications plc), Japan (Jupiter Telecommunications Co. Ltd. (J:COM)) and other countries, and invested in new technologies, including high speed internet, alternative telephony providers, wireless personal communications services and direct-to-home satellite. Malone is the chairman emeritus of CableLabs® and an honorary board member of The Cable Center. He also served as a director of the National Cable Television Association from 1974 to 1977 and 1980 to 1993. Mr. 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 served as our chief executive officer, president and vice chairman of our board since June 2005. He was chief executive officer of United Global Com, Inc. and its predecessors (now known as UnitedGlobalCom LLC) (UGC) from January 2004 until the businesses of UGC and LGI International, Inc. (LGI International) were combined under our predecessor LGI. Mr. Fries has nearly 30 years of experience in the cable and media 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. As senior vice president, Business Development, of UGC’s predecessor from 1990 to 1995, Mr. Fries was responsible for managing its global acquisitions and new business development functions, which included investing in, acquiring or launching multichannel distribution or programming businesses in over 20 countries around the world. From 1995 to 1998, he was president of the Asia/Pacific division and, among other duties, managed the formation and operational launch of the business and subsequent flotation of the stock of Austar United Communications Ltd., then an Australia public company (Austar) and one of our subsidiaries. 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 a leading international broadband communications provider. 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. He also served as the Chief Financial Officer of UGC Europe, Inc., now known as Liberty Global Europe LLC, and its predecessors from November 1999 to June 2005. Mr. Bracken is a director of our 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 serves as an officer and director of various of our subsidiaries, including LGI and LGI International.

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 Executive Vice President since 2012 and Chief Technology Officer since July 2007. 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 Charter Communications, Inc., Telenet and Adtran, Inc. In addition, he is a co-chair of Energy 2020, an initiative of the Society of Cable Telecommunications Engineers to reduce the cable industry’s power consumption.

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 Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary since January 2012. In addition, he is an officer and director of various of our subsidiaries. Prior to joining Liberty Global, Mr. Hall served as secretary and general counsel of Virgin Media from June 2004 until January 2011. While at Virgin Media, Mr. Hall was responsible for all legal affairs affecting Virgin Media, 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 Executive Vice President, European Broadband Operations 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 and its predecessors, from July 2004 to December 2010, where he was responsible for our broadband operations in the Netherlands. Prior to joining UPC Nederland BV, 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 and chairman of the supervisory board of our subsidiary Unitymedia Kabel BW GmbH.

Andrew Cole

Mr. Andrew J. Cole is Independent Director of Liberty Global plc, (formerly Liberty Global, Inc.)., effective June 7, 2013. Mr. Andrew Cole became a director in June 2013 in connection with our acquisition of Virgin Media and is a member of the nominating and corporate governance committee of our board. Until June 2013, he was a director of Virgin Media, then a public company, for almost five years where he also served on the compensation and the nominating and corporate governance committees of the Virgin Media board.Mr. Cole has served as the chief executive officer of Glow Financial Services Ltd., a private U.K. company, since July 2014. It is a full service provider of handset and home device financing for wireless carriers and cable companies. Until July 2014, he was the chief executive director of the European division of Asurion Corp., a private entity. He assumed that role in May 2009, after serving as chief marketing officer and senior vice president at Asurion Corp. from April 2007. Asurion Corp. is the world’s largest technology protection company. He is also a director of Arundel Capital, a New York based hedge fund focused on the health-care industry. Mr. Cole has over 20 years of experience working in the telecommunications and media industry with a particular depth of experience in the mobile sector. He has consulted with Orange, Google, Apple, Verizon, Slovakia Telecom and others when he was president of CSMG Advents, a strategic consultancy that focused on the telecommunications media and entertainment markets, from October 2005 to April 2007. Mr. Cole received his Bachelor’s and Master’s Degrees from Bristol University and Oxford University,

John Cole

Mr. John P. Cole, Jr., is Independent Director of Liberty Global plc, (formerly Liberty Global, Inc.). He has served as one of our directors since June 2005 and is a member of the compensation and the nominating and corporate governance committees of our board. He was a director of UGC, from March 1998 until UGC’s business combination with LGI International. From February 1999 to September 2003, he was also a member of the supervisory board of UGC’s publicly-held subsidiary, UPC. His prior public company board experience also includes serving as a director of Century Communications Corp., at the time a large U.S. multiple cable system operator, from October 1997 to October 1999 when it was acquired by another corporation.Mr. Cole has over 40 years of experience in U.S. legal/regulatory and government affairs. In 1966, he co-founded the Washington, D.C. law firm of Cole, Raywid and Braverman LLP, which specialized in all aspects of communications and media law. As a senior partner in the firm, Mr. Cole focused his legal expertise in the area of cable television regulation. Mr. Cole retired as a partner in 2007 following his firm’s merger with the law firm of Davis Wright Tremaine LLP. Mr. Cole is a graduate of Auburn University (B.S. Industrial Management) and George Washington University School of Law.

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 has served as one of our directors since June 2010 and is a member of the audit, the nominating and corporate governance and the succession planning committees of our board. Until March 31, 2010, Ms. Curtis was the president of our Liberty Global Japan division. She served as senior vice president of one of our predecessors, 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 U.K. cable industry. She joined the predecessor of our subsidiary, Liberty Media International Holdings, LLC (LMINT), in 1992 when it was formed as the international division of 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 LIC (then known as Liberty Media Corporation), in Japan, the U.K. and Continental Europe. She was responsible for the negotiation, oversight and management of a joint venture with Sumitomo Corporation that led to the formation of J:COM, the largest multiple cable system operator in Japan, and Jupiter TV Co., Ltd., a leading provider of content services to the Japanese cable and satellite industries, as well as other content ventures in Europe and Asia. Ms. Curtis’ employment as an officer of our company terminated following the sale of substantially all of our investments in Japan in February 2010.She is a graduate of the University of Durham, England.

John Dick

Mr. John W. Dick is Independent Director of Liberty Global plc, (formerly Liberty Global, Inc.), since June 2005. He has served as one of our directors since June 2005 and is a member of the audit and the nominating and corporate governance committees of our board. He was a director of UGC from March 2003 until UGC’s business combination with 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 U.S., Canada, Europe, Australia, Russia, China and Africa.Currently, Mr. Dick serves as a director and non-executive chairman of the board of O3B Networks Ltd., a private company which is building a new fiber-quality, satellite-based, global internet backbone connecting telecommunications operators and internet service providers in emerging markets with the networks of developed countries. He also served as a director of Austar from 2002 until its sale in May 2012. In addition, 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 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. 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 has served as one of our directors since June 2005 and is the chair of the audit committee and a member of the nominating and corporate governance and the succession planning committees of our board. He was a director of UGC from January 2004 until UGC’s business combination with LGI International.. Gould has over 40 years of experience in the investment banking industry. He is a managing director of Allen & Company, LLC, a position that he has held for more than the last five years, and is a senior member of Allen & Company’s mergers and acquisitions advisory practice. In that capacity, he has served as a financial advisor to many Fortune 500 companies, principally in the media and entertainment industries. 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 serves on the board of trustees of Cornell University, where he is the 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.). Mr. Green has served as one of our directors since December 2008 and is a member of the nominating and corporate governance committee of our board. For over 20 years, Mr. Green served as president and chief executive officer of CableLabs® before retiring in December 2009. While at CableLabs®, 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 CableLabs®, he was a senior vice president at PBS (1984 – 1988), where he was instrumental in establishing PBS as a leader 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. Mr. Green is the author of over 55 technical papers on a variety of topics. In 2012, Mr. Green received the Charles F. Jenkins Lifetime Achievement Award from the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences for the Primetime Emmy Engineering Awards.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 has served as one of our directors since June 2005 and is the chair of the nominating and corporate governance committee and a member of the succession planning committee of our board. He was a director of LGI International from May 2004 to June 2005.Mr. Rapley has over 30 years of experience as a founder, executive, manager and 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 (VECO) in 1998. Following the sale, Mr. Rapley served as executive vice president, Engineering of VECO, an Alaska-based firm providing engineering, design, construction and project management services to the energy, chemical and process industries domestically and internationally, until his retirement in December 2001. Until June 2013, Mr. Rapley was a director of Merrick & Co., a private firm providing engineering and other services to domestic and international clients. From 2006 to 2011, Mr. Rapley was 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.

Larry Romrell

Mr. Larry E. Romrell is Independent Director of Liberty Global plc, (formerly Liberty Global, Inc.). He has served as one of our directors since June 2005 and is a member of the compensation and the nominating and corporate governance committees of our board. He was a director of 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 its 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. Mr. Romrell also serves as a director of Liberty TripAdvisor Holdings, Inc.

J. Sparkman

Mr. J. C. Sparkman is Independent Director of Liberty Global plc, (formerly Liberty Global, Inc.). He has served as one of our directors since June 2005 and is the chair of the compensation committee and a member of the nominating and corporate governance and the succession planning committees of our board. He was a director of 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 largest multiple cable system operator in the U.S. 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.

J. David Wargo

Mr. J. David Wargo is Independent Director of Liberty Global plc, (formerly Liberty Global, Inc.). He has served as one of our directors since June 2005 and is a member of the audit and the nominating and corporate governance committees of our board. He was a director of LGI International, from May 2004 to June 2005. Mr. Wargo has over 35 years of experience 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 (M.I.T.) and an M.B.A. from M.I.T.’s Sloan School of Management.

Oskar Nooij

Basic Compensation

Name Fiscal Year Total

John Malone

5,511,000

Michael Fries

104,331,000

Charles Bracken

8,527,330

Bernard Dvorak

9,005,200

Balan Nair

9,064,890

Bryan Hall

--

Diederik Karsten

8,536,220

Andrew Cole

--

John Cole

--

Miranda Curtis

1,794,240

John Dick

--

Paul Gould

--

Richard Green

--

David Rapley

--

Larry Romrell

--

J. Sparkman

--

J. David Wargo

--

Oskar Nooij

--
As Of  30 Dec 2014

Options Compensation

Name Options Value

John Malone

4,406,830 18,342,687

Michael Fries

2,750,060 27,879,110

Charles Bracken

993,860 8,929,483

Bernard Dvorak

0 0

Balan Nair

70,000 1,464,660

Bryan Hall

0 0

Diederik Karsten

0 0

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

Oskar Nooij

0 0
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