People: Lions Gate Entertainment Corp (LGF)

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Mark Rachesky

54 2012 Lead Independent Chairman of the Board

Jon Feltheimer

61 2012 Chief Executive Officer, Director

Michael Burns

44 2000 Vice Chairman of the Board

James Barge

58 2013 Chief Financial Officer

Kevin Beggs

2013 Chairman - Lionsgate Television Group

Ron Schwartz

2013 President and General Manager - Lionsgate Home Entertainment Sales and Distribution

Steven Beeks

56 2012 Co-Chief Operating Officer, President - Motion Picture Group

Brian Goldsmith

41 2012 Co-Chief Operating Officer

Ross Pollack

2014 Chief Human Resource Officer, Executive Vice President

Wayne Levin

50 2013 General Counsel, Chief Strategic Officer

Gordon Crawford

66 2013 Independent Director

Arthur Evrensel

55 2001 Independent Director

Frank Giustra

55 2010 Independent Director

Morley Koffman

83 1997 Independent Director

Harald Ludwig

59 2012 Independent Director

G. Scott Paterson

49 1997 Independent Director

Daryl Simm

52 2004 Independent Director

Hardwick Simmons

73 2005 Independent Director

Phyllis Yaffe

65 2009 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. Dr. Rachesky is the President and Founder of MHR Fund Management LLC ("MHR"), an investment firm that he founded in 1996. MHR manages in excess of $5 billion utilizing its highly differentiated approach to investing in distressed middle-market companies with a focus on sourcing through its industry and portfolio company relationships. 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 Chairman of the Board of Directors, member of the Executive Committee and Chairman of the Compensation Committee of Loral Space & Communications Inc. (LORL: NASDAQ), Chairman of the Board and member of the Compensation & Corporate Governance Committee of Telesat Canada, Chairman of the Board, Chairman of the Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee and member of the Compensation Committee of Leap Wireless International, Inc. (LEAP: NASDAQ), a director and member of the Governance and Nominating Committee and the Compensation Committee of Emisphere Technologies, Inc. (EMIS: OTCBB), and a director and member of the Nominating and Governance Committee, Finance Committee and Compensation Committee of Navistar International Corporation (NAV: NYSE). Additionally, since 2005, Dr. Rachesky has served as a member of the Board of Directors of NationsHealth, Inc., a company formerly listed on the OTCBB, and from 1999 to 2008, as a member of the Board of Directors of Neose Technologies, Inc.

Jon Feltheimer

Mr. Jon Henry Feltheimer is Chief Executive Officer, Director of Lions Gate Entertainment Corp. Mr. Feltheimer served as the Co-Chairman of the Board from June 2005 to February 2012. Business Experience: Mr. Feltheimer 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. Other Directorships: Mr. Feltheimer is a director of Horror Entertainment, LLC, a private company of which the Company owns a 34.5% interest ("FEARnet"), and a director of TV Guide Entertainment Group, LLC.

Michael Burns

Mr. Michael J. Burns is Vice Chairman of the Board of Lions Gate Entertainment Corp., since March 2000. Mr. Burns served as Managing Director and Head of the Office at Prudential Securities Inc.'s Los Angeles Investment Banking Office from 1991 to March 2000. Mr. Burns is 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 at Los Angeles. Since 1999, Mr. Burns joined Mr. Feltheimer in building the Company into a leading global entertainment company with annual revenue of approximately $2.7 billion in fiscal 2013.

James Barge

Mr. James W. Barge has been appointed as Chief Financial Officer of Lions Gate Entertainment Corp., with effective October 1, 2013. He served as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Viacom Inc. from 2010-2012 and Executive Vice President, Controller, Tax and Treasury, from 2008-2010. He previously had a 13-year tenure at Time Warner, ultimately serving as Time Warner Senior Vice President, Controller and Chief Accounting Officer. Prior to his tenure at Viacom and Time Warner, Barge spent 13 years at Ernst & Young, where he rose to the positions of industry leader of the Consumer Products Group and Regional Partner. Mr. Barge is a member of the Advisory Council for the SEC Institute and a past member of the Financial Executive Institute's Committee on Corporate Reporting. He also serves as chair of the Nominating and Governance Committees of the Board of Directors of Scholastic Corporation. A summa cum laude graduate of the University of Georgia, he is a distinguished practitioner lecturer for the University of Georgia's Terry College of Business and is a member of the University of Georgia Alumni Board.

Kevin Beggs

Mr. Kevin Beggs has been appointed as Chairman - Lionsgate Television Group of Lions Gate Entertainment Corp., with effect from September 10, 2013. Mr. Beggs joined Lionsgate in 1998. Mr. Beggs holds leadership roles in several industry organizations and charities, serving on the Board and Executive Committees of the International Academy of Television Arts & Sciences, the Los Angeles Paley Center for Media and the National Association of Television Program Executives (NATPE), which he served as Chairman for three years. He also serves on the Board of the Zimmer Children's Museum, the Banff World Media Festival, the Hollywood Radio & Television Society (HRTS) and the charity My Friend's Place. In addition, he is a member of the Board of Directors of TVGN (TV Guide Network), Lionsgate's 50/50 partnership with CBS Corporation, and EPIX, Lionsgate's channel venture with Viacom and MGM.

Ron Schwartz

Mr. Ron Schwartz has been appointed as the President and General Manager - Lionsgate Home Entertainment Sales and Distribution of Lions Gate Entertainment Corp., with effect from June 12, 2013. Mr. Schwartz is also a key member of the team that acquires films, in conjunction with sister company Roadside Attractions, for Lionsgate's growing specialty theatrical business. The Lionsgate/Roadside Attractions partnership has already acquired and released such critically acclaimed and commercially films as WINTER's BONE, THE COVE, FRIENDS WITH KIDS and the day-and-date theatrical/VOD successes ARBITRAGE and MARGIN CALL. Prior to his promotion, Mr. Schwartz served as Executive Vice President and General Manager of Lionsgate Home Entertainment for seven years, playing a key role in the Company's adoption of new technologies and formats such as BluRay and Ultraviolet. He joined Lionsgate predecessor company Trimark in 1992.

Steven Beeks

Mr. Steven Beeks is Co-Chief Operating Officer, President - Motion Picture Group of Lions Gate Entertainment Corp. Mr. Beeks has been our President, Motion Picture Group, since March 2012, 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 the Co-Chief Operating Officer of Lions Gate Entertainment Corp. Mr. Goldsmith has been our co-Chief Operating Officer 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.

Ross Pollack

Mr. Ross Pollack is Chief Human Resource Officer, Executive Vice President of the Company. Pollack has been a leading human resources and operations executive in the entertainment industry in the U.S. and internationally for more than 20 years. Between 2009 and 2012, he helped turn around Hong Kong-based Celestial Pictures Limited as its CEO, restructuring the company's operations, expanding its content distribution networks and achieving profitability. He was instrumental in orchestrating Celestial's channels merger with Lionsgate, Saban Capital and Tigergate that formed the Celestial Tiger Entertainment platform in 2011. Pollack previously spent 13 years with Sony Pictures Entertainment as a human resources and operations executive, including six years in Hong Kong as Senior Vice President, Distribution--Asia where he repositioned Sony Pictures Television International as a leading Hollywood studio licensing organization, achieving five consecutive years of record licensing revenue and three straight years of record studio market share. Pollack joined Sony Pictures as Vice President, Total Rewards, in 1996 and was named Vice President of International HR and Operations in 1998. Prior to joining Lionsgate, Pollack was Managing Director of Insigniam in Hong Kong and Los Angeles. He was responsible for building the Asian practice of a global management consultancy focused on business transformation and catalyzing breakthrough results for an international roster of corporate clients, including 80 of The Financial Times' Global 500.

Wayne Levin

Mr. Wayne Levin is General Counsel, Chief Strategic Officer of Lions Gate Entertainment Corp. Mr. Levin has been our Chief Strategic Officer 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 appointed as the Independent Director of Lions Gate Entertainment Corp. Since June 1971, Mr. Crawford served in various positions at Capital Research Management, a privately held investment management company. In December 2012, he retired as its Senior Vice President. Currently, Mr. Crawford serves as Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the U.S. Olympic Foundation and Vice Chairman of the Paley Center for Media. Mr. Crawford also served as the Chairman of Southern California Public Radio from 2000 to 2012, and as Vice Chairman at The Nature Conservancy from January 2003 to October 2012.

Arthur Evrensel

Mr. Arthur Evrensel is Independent Director of Lions Gate Entertainment Corp. Mr. Evrensel has been a partner with the law firm of Heenan Blaikie LLP since 1992. 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 in the Guide to the Leading 500 Lawyers in Canada published by Lexpert/American Lawyer, the Euromoney Legal Media Group's Guide to the World's Leading Technology, Media & Telecommunications Lawyers, and in The Best Lawyers in Canada (Woodward/White). In 2012, he was named Vancouver's Best Lawyer of the Year in Entertainment Law. 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.

Frank Giustra

Mr. Frank Giustra is Independent Director of Lions Gate Entertainment Corp. Mr. Giustra founded Lionsgate in 1997 and was the Chairman from 1997 to 2003. Since August 2007, Mr. Giustra has been the President and Chief Executive Officer of Fiore Financial Corporation ("Fiore"), a private boutique merchant banking firm focused on creating, financing, and launching investment opportunities in the natural resource sector. Fiore provides certain of its services exclusively to Endeavour Financial Corporation, of which Mr. Giustra was Chairman from January 2001 to August 2007. Since August 2012, Mr. Giustra has been a member of the Board of Directors of Petromanas Energy Inc. (PMI: TSVX). From July 2010 to June 2013, Mr. Giustra was a member of the Board of Directors of Eacom Timber Corporation (ETR: TSXV), from July 2008 to March 2011, a member of the Board of Directors of Gold Wheaton Gold Corp., a former public company then listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange, from February 2010 to September 2010, a member of the Board of Directors of Crew Gold Corporation (CRU: TSX), from October 2009 to September 2010, a member of the Board of Directors of Etruscan Resources Inc., a former public company then listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange, from April 2007 to June 2008, a member of the Board of Directors of Peak Gold Ltd., a former public company then listed on the TSX Venture Exchange, and from October 2005 to February 2007, a member of the Board of Directors of UrAsia Energy Ltd., a former public company then listed on the TSX Venture Exchange. Mr. Giustra is also a member of the Board of Trustees of the William J. Clinton Foundation and International Crisis Group, a director of the Radcliffe Foundation, and sits on the Board of Streettohome Foundation. In June 2007, Mr. Giustra and Former President Bill Clinton launched the Clinton Giustra Sustainable Growth Initiative, which focuses on alleviating poverty in the developing world in partnership with the global mining community.

Morley Koffman

Mr. Morley Koffman, QC, is Independent Director of Lions Gate Entertainment Corp. Mr. Koffman is a lawyer with the firm of Koffman Kalef LLP, where he has practiced since 1993. From 1993 to 2007, Mr. Koffman was a director, a member of the Audit Committee and Chairman of the Corporate Governance Committee of Ainsworth Lumber Co. Ltd. (ANS: TSX).

Harald Ludwig

Mr. Harald Horst Ludwig is Independent Director of Lions Gate Entertainment Corp. Since 1985, Mr. Ludwig 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 (formerly Velo Energy, Inc.) (XOP: TSXV), a director and member of the Remuneration Committee of Zattikka plc (ZATT: LON), and a director and member of the Conflict Committee of Seaspan Corporation (SSW: NYSE). From 2007 to 2009, Mr. Ludwig was a director of Third Wave Acquisition Corp., a company formerly listed on the American Stock Exchange, from 2010 to 2012, a director of Prima Columbia Hardwood Inc. (PCT: TSXV), and from 2011 to 2013, a director of West African Iron Ore Corp. (WAI: TSXV).

G. Scott Paterson

Mr. G. Scott Paterson is Independent Director of Lions Gate Entertainment Corp. Mr. Paterson is Vice Chairman of NeuLion Inc. (NLN: TSX), a leading provider of live sports content to Internet-connect devices on behalf of customers including the NFL, NHL, NBA and UFC. Mr. Paterson previously served as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Yorkton Securities Inc. He also former Chairman of the Canadian Venture Stock Exchange and former 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. Mr. Paterson is Chairman of Symbility Solutions (SY: TSX), Co-Chairman of Gale Force Petroleum Inc. (GFP: TSXV) and Chairman of Apogee Silver Ltd. (APE: TSXV). From 2003 to 2007, Mr. Paterson was a member of the Board and Audit Committee of Rand A Technology Corp. and from 1994 to 2002, a member of the Board of Leitch Technology Corp., both then listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange and both subsequently acquired. In addition, Mr. Paterson is Chairman of the Merry Go Round Children's Foundation and a Governor of Ridley College.

Daryl Simm

Mr. Daryl D. Simm is Independent Director of Lions Gate Entertainment Corp. Since 1998, Mr. Simm 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.

Hardwick Simmons

Mr. Hardwick Simmons is Independent Director of Lions Gate Entertainment Corp. Mr. Simmons currently serves as President of Stonetex Oil Company and 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 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 Yaffe is Independent Director of Lions Gate Entertainment Corp. From June 2005 to December 2007, Ms. Yaffe 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 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.

Peter Wilkes

Options Compensation

Name Options Value

Mark Rachesky

0 0

Jon Feltheimer

3,045,334 21,978,130

Michael Burns

1,917,055 13,315,980

James Barge

0 0

Kevin Beggs

0 0

Ron Schwartz

0 0

Steven Beeks

1,550,000 11,368,502

Brian Goldsmith

0 0

Ross Pollack

0 0

Wayne Levin

726,000 6,353,750

Gordon Crawford

0 0

Arthur Evrensel

0 0

Frank Giustra

250,000 0

Morley Koffman

0 0

Harald Ludwig

0 0

G. Scott Paterson

0 0

Daryl Simm

0 0

Hardwick Simmons

0 0

Phyllis Yaffe

0 0

Peter Wilkes

0 0
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