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Lions Gate Entertainment Corp (LGF)

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Mark Rachesky

56 2012 Lead Independent Chairman of the Board

Jon Feltheimer

63 2012 Chief Executive Officer, Director

Michael Burns

57 2000 Vice Chairman

James Barge

60 2013 Chief Financial Officer

Steven Beeks

58 2012 Co-Chief Operating Officer and Co-President, Motion Picture Group

Brian Goldsmith

43 2012 Co-Chief Operating Officer

Wayne Levin

52 2013 General Counsel, Chief Strategic Officer

Gordon Crawford

68 2013 Independent Director

Arthur Evrensel

57 2001 Independent Director

Michael Fries

53 2015 Independent Director

Harald Ludwig

60 2012 Independent Director

John Malone

75 2015 Independent Director

G. Scott Paterson

51 1997 Independent Director

Daryl Simm

54 2004 Independent Director

Hardwick Simmons

75 2005 Independent Director

Phyllis Yaffe

67 2009 Independent Director

David Zaslav

56 2015 Independent Director

Peter Wilkes

Senior Vice President - Investor Relations & Executive Communications

Biographies

Name Description

Mark Rachesky

Dr. Mark H. Rachesky, M.D., is Lead Independent Chairman of the Board of Lions Gate Entertainment Corp., He is the founder and President of MHR Fund Management LLC, a New York based investment firm that manages approximately $6 billion of capital and has holdings in public and private companies in a variety of industries. Dr. Rachesky holds an M.B.A. from the Stanford University School of Business, an M.D. from the Stanford University School of Medicine, and a B.A. from the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Rachesky is the Non-Executive Chairman of the Board of Directors, member of the Executive Committee and Chairman of the Compensation Committee of Loral Space & Communications Inc. (LORL: NASDAQ); non-executive Chairman of the Board and member of the Compensation & Corporate Governance Committee of Telesat Canada; a non-executive director and member of the Nominating and Governance Committee and the Compensation Committee of Emisphere Technologies, Inc. (EMIS: OTCBB); a non-executive director and member of the Nominating and Governance Committee and Compensation Committee of Titan International, Inc. (TWI: NYSE); and a non-executive director and member of the Nominating and Governance Committee, Co-Chairman of the Finance Committee and a member of the Compensation Committee of Navistar International Corporation (NAV: NYSE). Dr. Rachesky formerly served on the Board of Directors of Neose Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: NTEC) and NationsHealth, Inc. (formerly quoted on OTCBB: NHRX), and was a director of Leap Wireless International, Inc. (NASDAQ: LEAP) until its merger with AT&T in March 2014. Dr. Rachesky has demonstrated leadership skills as well as extensive financial expertise and broad-based business knowledge and relationships. In addition, as the President of MHR Fund Management LLC, with a demonstrated investment record in companies engaged in a wide range of businesses over the last 15 years, together with his experience as chairman and director of other public and private companies.

Jon Feltheimer

Mr. Jon Henry Feltheimer is Chief Executive Officer, Director of the Company. He worked for Sony Pictures Entertainment from 1991 to 1999, serving as Founder and President of TriStar Television from 1991 to 1993, as President of Columbia TriStar Television from 1993 to 1995, and, from 1995 to 1999, as President of Columbia TriStar Television Group and Executive Vice President of Sony Pictures Entertainment. Mr. Feltheimer is a director of the Board of Directors of Grupo Televisa, S.A.B. (NYSE:TV; BMV:TLEVISA CPO). During Mr. Feltheimer’s tenure, the Company has grown from its independent studio roots into a premier next generation global content leader with a reputation for innovation. As our Chief Executive Officer, Mr. Feltheimer provides a critical link to management’s perspective in Board discussions regarding the businesses and strategic direction of the Company. With over 30 years of experience in the entertainment industry, Mr. Feltheimer brings an unparalleled level of strategic and operational experience to the Board, as well as an in-depth understanding of our industry and invaluable relationships in the business and entertainment community.

Michael Burns

Mr. Michael J. Burns is Vice Chairman of Lions Gate Entertainment Corp., since March 2000. He is a director, member of the Audit Committee and member of the Finance Committee of Hasbro, Inc. (HAS: NASDAQ). Mr. Burns is also the Chairman and a co-founder of Novica.com, a private company, and a member of the Board of Visitors of the John E. Anderson Graduate School of Management at the University of California Los Angeles. Mr. Burns joined Mr. Feltheimer in building the Company into a premier next generation global entertainment company with annual revenue of approximately $2.4 billion in fiscal 2015. Through an accomplished career specialized in raising equity within the media and entertainment industry, Mr. Burns brings important business and financial expertise to the Board in its deliberations on complex transactions and other financial matters. Additionally, Mr. Burns’ extensive knowledge of, and history with, the Company, his financial and investment banking expertise, his in-depth understanding of our industry, his connections in the business community and relationships with our shareholders, makes Mr. Burns an invaluable advisor to the Board. Since June 1971, Mr. Crawford served in various positions at Capital Research and Management, a privately held investment management company. In December 2012, Mr. Crawford retired as its Senior Vice President. Currently, Mr. Crawford serves as Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Foundation, and is a Life Trustee on the Board of Trustees of Southern California Public Radio. Mr. Crawford formerly served as Vice Chairman at The Nature Conservancy and Vice Chairman of the Paley Center for Media.

James Barge

Mr. James W. Barge is Chief Financial Officer of Lions Gate Entertainment Corp., since October 1, 2013. From October 2010 to November 2012. Mr. Barge served as the Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer of Viacom, Inc. (having served as its Executive Vice President, Controller, Tax and Treasury since January 2008), where he was responsible for overseeing all aspects of the company’s global finances and capital structure, as well as information technology, risk management and internal audit activities. Prior to joining Viacom, Mr. Barge served as Senior Vice President, Controller and Chief Accounting Officer (from October 2002 to December 2007) and Vice President and Controller (from February 2000 to October 2002) of Time Warner Inc., where he was responsible for the company’s overall financial planning, reporting and analysis, including budgeting and long range planning, and led several shared service and global process improvement initiatives. Mr. Barge joined Time Warner in March 1995 as Assistant Controller. Prior to joining Time Warner, Mr. Barge held several positions at Ernst & Young, including Area Industry Leader of the Consumer Products Group and National Office Partner, where he was responsible for the resolution of SEC accounting and reporting issues.

Steven Beeks

Mr. Steven Beeks is Co-Chief Operating Officer and Co-President, Motion Picture Group of Lions Gate Entertainment Corp., He has been our President, Motion Picture Group, since March 2012, our Co-President, Motion Picture Group, since February 2015, our Chief Operating Officer since April 2007, our Co-Chief Operating Officer since September 2007, and the President of Lions Gate Entertainment Inc., our wholly owned subsidiary, since December 2003. From July 2006 to March 2012, Mr. Beeks served as our President, and from January 1998 to December 2003, as the President of Artisan Home Entertainment Inc., our wholly owned subsidiary.

Brian Goldsmith

Mr. Brian Goldsmith is Co-Chief Operating Officer of Lions Gate Entertainment Corp., since October 2012, and served as our Executive Vice President, Corporate Development and Strategy, from September 2008 to October 2012. Prior to that, Mr. Goldsmith served as the Chief Operating Officer and Chief Financial Officer of Mandate Pictures, LLC, a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Company since September 2007.

Wayne Levin

Mr. Wayne Levin is General Counsel, Chief Strategic Officer of Lions Gate Entertainment Corp. since February 2013 and our General Counsel since November 2000. Previously, Mr. Levin had been our Executive Vice President, Corporate Operations since February 2004. Mr. Levin had been our Executive Vice President, Legal and Business Affairs since November 2000. Mr. Levin worked for Trimark Holdings, Inc. from September 1996 to November 2000, first as Director of Legal and Business Affairs from 1996 to 1998 and then as General Counsel and Vice President from 1998 to 2000.

Gordon Crawford

Mr. Gordon Crawford is Independent Director of Lions Gate Entertainment Corp., Since 7 February 2013. He served in various positions at Capital Research and Management, a privately held investment management company. In December 2012, Mr. Crawford retired as its Senior Vice President. Currently, Mr. Crawford serves as Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Foundation, and is a Life Trustee on the Board of Trustees of Southern California Public Radio. Mr. Crawford formerly served as Vice Chairman at The Nature Conservancy and Vice Chairman of the Paley Center for Media. Mr. Crawford has been one of the most influential and successful investors in the media and entertainment industry since 1971.

Arthur Evrensel

Mr. Arthur Evrensel is Independent Director of Lions Gate Entertainment Corp., Since September 2001. He has been one of the most influential and successful investors in the media and entertainment industry since 1971. This professional experience and deep understanding of the media and entertainment sector makes Mr. Crawford a valuable member of our Board. Mr. Evrensel is a founding partner of the law firm of Michael, Evrensel & Pawar LLP, which was formed in February 2014. Prior to that, Mr. Evrensel was a partner with the law firm of Heenan Blaikie LLP from 1992 until February 2014. Mr. Evrensel is a leading counsel in entertainment law relating to television and motion picture development, production, financing and distribution, as well as in the areas of new media and video game law. Mr. Evrensel is recognized as one of Canada’s leading entertainment lawyers, including his recognition in the Guide to the Leading 500 Lawyers in Canada published by Lexpert/American Lawyer (since 2002), the Euromoney Legal Media Group’s Guide to the World’s Leading Technology, Media & Telecommunications Lawyers (since 2002) and The Best Lawyers in Canada (Woodward/White). In 2012, Mr. Evrensel was named Vancouver Best Lawyer of the Year in Entertainment Law. Mr. Evrensel has also been recognized since 2002 in the annual Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory in entertainment law as Most Frequently Recommended. Mr. Evrensel has also published numerous articles on international co-productions and bank financing in the filmed entertainment industry, has lectured at McGill University, University of British Columbia and the University of Victoria, and has chaired numerous seminars and conferences on the film and television industry in Canada, the United States, China and England. This expertise, along with his in-depth understanding of our industry and his network in the business and entertainment community provide meaningful leadership for the Board.

Michael Fries

Mr. Michael T. Fries is an Independent Director of the Company. He is President and Chief Executive Officer of Liberty Global plc

Harald Ludwig

Mr. Harald Horst Ludwig is Independent Director of Lions Gate Entertainment Corp., He has served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Macluan Capital Corporation, a private equity firm. Mr. Ludwig is a director, a member of the Governance and Nominating Committee and Chairman of the Compensation Committee of West Fraser Timber Co. Limited (WFT: TSX); a director, Chairman of the Corporate Governance and Nominating Committee, and member of the Audit and Compensation Committees of Canadian Overseas Petroleum Limited (XOP: TSXV); and a director and member of the Conflict Committee of Seaspan Corporation (SSW: NYSE). From 2010 to 2012, Mr. Ludwig was a director of Prima Columbia Hardwood Inc. (PCT: TSXV); from 2011 to 2013, a director of West African Iron Ore Corp. (WAI: TSXV); and from 2011 to 2013, a director of Zattikka plc (ZATT: LON). With over 30 years of business and investment experience, and as a founding partner or private equity investor in a number of North American and international private equity firms, hedge funds, mezzanine lenders, growth capital providers, distressed investment firms and real estate investment vehicles, Mr. Ludwig provides unique insight and valuable advice on business practices. Moreover, Mr. Ludwig’s practical business experience, financial and business acumen and his connections in the business community provide the Board with critical perspective on the business issues the Company faces and make him uniquely qualified to serve on the Board.

John Malone

Dr. John C. Malone is Independent Director of the company. Since March 2015. He has served as the Chairman of the Board and a director of Liberty Interactive Corporation (QVCA, QVCB, LVNTA, LVNTB: NASDAQ) (including its predecessors) since 1994, as Chairman of the Board of Liberty Media Corporation (LMCA, LMCB, LMCK: NASDAQ) (including its predecessors) since August 2011 and as a director since December 2010; as a director of Charter Communications (CHTR: NASDAQ) since May 2013; as Chairman of the Board of Liberty Global plc (LBTYA, LBTYB, LBTYK: NASDAQ) since June 2013; as Chairman of the Board of Liberty TripAdvisor Holdings (LTRPA, LTRPB: NASDAQ) since August 2014; and as Chairman of the Board of Liberty Broadband Corporation (LBRDA, LBRDK: NASDAQ) since November 2014. Dr. Malone served as Liberty Interactive’s Chief Executive Officer from August 2005 through February 2006. Dr. Malone has served as the Chairman of the Board of Liberty Global since June 2013, having previously served as Chairman of the Board of Liberty Global’s predecessor, Liberty Global, Inc. from June 2005 to June 2013. Dr. Malone has also been a director of Discovery Communications, Inc. (DISCA, DISCB, DISCK: NASDAQ) since September 2008. Dr. Malone served as a director of Discovery Holding Company (“DHC”) from May 2005 to September 2008 when it merged with Discovery Communications, Inc., creating a new public company. Dr. Malone served as Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of the Board of DHC from March 2005 to September 2008 and a director of DHC from May 2005 to September 2008. Dr. Malone has also served as a director of Expedia, Inc. (EXPE: NASDAQ) since December 2012, having previously served as director from August 2005 to November 2012. Dr. Malone previously served as: (i) a director of Ascent Capital Group, Inc. from January 2010 to September 2012, (ii) a director of Live Nation Entertainment, Inc. from January 2010 to February 2011,

G. Scott Paterson

Mr. G. Scott Paterson is Independent Director of Lions Gate Entertainment Corp. Since November 1997. He is a media/technology venture capitalist. Mr. Paterson previously served as Chairman & Chief Executive Officer of Yorkton Securities Inc. which, during his tenure, was Canada’s leading technology and entertainment-focused investment bank. Mr. Paterson has also served as Chairman of the Canadian Venture Stock Exchange and Vice Chairman of the Toronto Stock Exchange. In 2009, Mr. Paterson obtained an ICD.D designation by graduating from the Rotman Institute of Corporate Directors at the University of Toronto. In 2014, Mr. Paterson obtained a Certificate in Entertainment Law from Osgoode Hall Law School. Mr. Paterson is a member of the Nominating & Governance Committee and Chairman of Symbility Solutions Inc. (SY: TSXV); Chairman of Engagement Labs Inc. (EL: TSXV); Chairman of Apogee Silver Ltd. (APE: TSXV); and Chairman of QYOU Media Inc., a private company. In addition, Mr. Paterson was instrumental in the evolution of NeuLion Inc. (TSX:NLN), having led the company’s predecessor company JumpTV as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer through a successful August 2006 $65 million initial public offering and a subsequent February 2007 $100 million secondary financing. In 2008, Mr. Paterson negotiated JumpTV’s takeover of NeuLion, becoming vice chairman of the Board, which role he held until June 2015. In addition, Mr. Paterson is Chairman of the Merry Go Round Children’s Foundation and a Governor of Ridley College. Mr. Paterson’s investment banking background and experience with the Canadian securities industry, together with his management experience at media/entertainment/technology-related companies provide the Board with significant operational and financial expertise with specific application to these industries.

Daryl Simm

Mr. Daryl D. Simm is Independent Director of Lions Gate Entertainment Corp., Since September 2004. He has been Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Omnicom Media Group, a division of Omnicom Group, Inc. (OMC:NYSE), of which he is an officer. Mr. Simm leads one of the industry’s largest media planning and buying groups representing blue-chip global advertisers that connect their brands to consumers through entertainment content. The agencies he leads routinely receive accolades as the most effective and creative in their field and he has been recognized as one of the “100 most influential leaders in marketing, media and tech.” Earlier in his career, Mr. Simm ran P&G Productions, a prolific producer of television programming, where he was involved in large co-production ventures and international content distribution. Mr. Simm was also the top media executive at Procter & Gamble, the world’s largest advertiser and a pioneer in the use of branded entertainment content. His broad experience across the media and content space makes Mr. Simm well qualified to serve on the Board. Mr. Simmons currently serves as a director of various privately held companies. From February 2001 to June 2003, Mr. Simmons served first as Chief Executive Officer and then as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer at The NASDAQ Stock Market Inc. From May 1991 to December 2000, Mr. Simmons served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Prudential Securities Incorporated.

Hardwick Simmons

Mr. Hardwick Simmons is Independent Director of Lions Gate Entertainment Corp., Since June 2005. He has been Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Omnicom Media Group, a division of Omnicom Group, Inc. (OMC:NYSE), of which he is an officer. Mr. Simm leads one of the industry’s largest media planning and buying groups representing blue-chip global advertisers that connect their brands to consumers through entertainment content. The agencies he leads routinely receive accolades as the most effective and creative in their field and he has been recognized as one of the “100 most influential leaders in marketing, media and tech.” Earlier in his career, Mr. Simm ran P&G Productions, a prolific producer of television programming, where he was involved in large co-production ventures and international content distribution. Mr. Simm was also the top media executive at Procter & Gamble, the world’s largest advertiser and a pioneer in the use of branded entertainment content. His broad experience across the media and content space makes Mr. Simm well qualified to serve on the Board. Mr. Simmons currently serves as a director of various privately held companies. From February 2001 to June 2003, Mr. Simmons served first as Chief Executive Officer and then as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer at The NASDAQ Stock Market Inc. From May 1991 to December 2000, Mr. Simmons served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Prudential Securities Incorporated. Mr. Simmons is currently the Lead Director and Chairman of the Audit and Risk Committee of Raymond James Financial (RJF: NYSE). Additionally, from 2007 to 2009, Mr. Simmons was a director of Geneva Acquisition Corp., a company listed on the American Stock Exchange.

Phyllis Yaffe

Ms. Phyllis N. Yaffe is no longer Independent Director of Lions Gate Entertainment Corp., effective September 2016. She was Chief Executive Officer and a member of the Board of Directors of Alliance Atlantis Communications, a media company for whom she has worked in several capacities since 1998. Alliance Atlantis Communications was acquired in 2007 by CanWest Global Communications. Ms. Yaffe is Lead Director, the Chair of the Nominating and Governance Committee and a member of the Salary and Organization Committee of Torstar Corporation (TS.B: TSX), and the Chair of the Board of Cineplex Entertainment LP. Cineplex Inc. owns approximately 99.6% of Cineplex Entertainment LP (CGX: TSX). Additionally, from 2010 to July 2013, Ms. Yaffe was a director of Astral Media, Inc. (ACM: TSX). Ms. Yaffe is also a member (former Chair) of the Board of Governors of Ryerson University, the Chair of Women Against Multiple Sclerosis (Canada) and a member of the Board of Directors of Blue Ant Media, an independent Canadian broadcasting and media company specializing in the operation of multi-platform broadcast and video-on-demand channels and content production. Ms. Yaffe has extensive experience in the entertainment industry. At Alliance Atlantis, Ms. Yaffe was responsible for overseeing worldwide operations, including all of its Canadian specialty television channels, its international television distribution business and the hit CSI franchise. In 1999, Ms. Yaffe was selected as the Canadian Women in Communications Woman of the Year, and received the Lifetime Achievement Award from Women in Film and Television in April 2000. In 2006, Ms. Yaffe was included in the Women’s Executive Network’s list of Canada’s 100 Most Powerful Women and in November 2007, she was inducted into the Canadian Association of Broadcasters’ Broadcast Hall of Fame.

David Zaslav

Mr. David M. Zaslav is Independent Director of the Company. He is President and Chief Executive Officer of Discovery Communications, Inc

Peter Wilkes