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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Rory Cowan

62 2001 Chairman of the Board, President, Chief Executive Officer

Marc Litz

39 2015 Chief Financial Officer, Principal Financial Officer and Principal Accounting Officer

Richard Tobin

43 2013 Senior Vice President and General Manager , Global Language and Translation

Henri Broekmate

54 2013 Senior Vice President, Global Client Services

Marc Osofsky

45 2014 Senior Vice President, Global offerings

Paula Shannon

54 2007 Chief Sales Officer and Senior Vice President

Guy De Chazal

67 2008 Lead Independent Director

Michael Dallas

46 2014 Director

Edward Blechschmidt

63 2003 Independent Director

Steven Fisher

44 2009 Independent Director

Paul Kavanagh

73 1996 Independent Director

Jack Noonan

68 2010 Independent Director

James Quella

66 2015 Independent Director

Claude Sheer

64 1999 Independent Director

Sara Buda

Vice President - Investor Relations

Biographies

Name Description

Rory Cowan

Mr. Rory J. Cowan is Chairman of the Board, President, Chief Executive Officer of Lionbridge Technologies, Inc. He founded Lionbridge in September 1996. Mr. Cowan served as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Stream International, Inc., a software and services provider, from May 1995 to June 1996. Mr. Cowan was also the Chief Executive Officer of Interleaf, Inc., a developer and marketer of software products, from October 1996 to January 1997. He was an Executive Vice President of R.R. Donnelley & Sons, a provider of commercial print and print-related services, from January 1991 to June 1996. Mr. Cowan is a director of LoJack Corporation, a provider of technology and services for the tracking and recovery of mobile assets and people. As the only management representative on the Board and as founder of Lionbridge, Mr. Cowan provides a singular perspective in board discussions about the business and strategic direction of the Company, drawing upon his involvement on a daily basis in all aspects of the management of the Company. Mr. Cowan has experience in the industry and in all aspects of the Company’s global business. Moreover, Mr. Cowan has held senior executive positions with R.R. Donnelley and Interleaf, and currently serves as a director of one publicly-traded company in addition to Lionbridge, providing him with additional business, corporate governance and strategic insights of benefit to the Lionbridge Board.

Marc Litz

Mr. Marc Litz is Chief Financial Officer, Principal Financial Officer and Principal Accounting Officer of the Company. Mr. Litz has served as Vice President Finance and Corporate Controller of the Company since August 2012. Before joining the Company, Mr. Litz served as Director of Finance and Assistant Corporate Controller for Sapient Corporation from June 2006 through August 2012.

Richard Tobin

Mr. Richard P. Tobin has been appointed as Senior Vice President and General Manager , Global Language and Translation of Lionbridge Technologies, Inc., with effect from September 16, 2013. Tobin brings more than 15 years of experience in managing, operating and growing digital marketing and services companies. Most recently he was SVP of Operations for DigitasLBi, a global marketing and technology agency and member of the Publicis Groupe. At DigitasLBi, Tobin held several roles in operations and finance and was responsible for driving profitable growth across the Company's operations in North America and offshore centers in South America and Asia.

Henri Broekmate

Mr. Henri Broekmate is Senior Vice President, Global Client Services of Lionbridge Technologies, Inc. He joined Lionbridge in April 2001. Mr. Broekmate served as Executive Vice President, eBusiness, of TRADOS Corporation from July 2000 to April 2001 and as Chief Operating Officer of TRADOS Corporation from June 1998 to July 2000. Mr. Broekmate served as Senior Vice President and General Manager, Global Language and Translation from January 2006 through September 2013, at which time he was appointed Senior Vice President, Global Client Services.

Marc Osofsky

Mr. Marc Osofsky is Senior Vice President, Global offerings of Lionbridge Technologies, Inc. Mr. Osofsky served as Vice President of Marketing & Product Management for Optaros, a venture-backed, e-commerce solution company, from February 2007 to December 2010, and as Vice President Marketing, Product Management & Business Development for OATSystems (acquired by Checkpoint Systems), a venture-backed RFID software company, from June 2004 to January 2007 and as Vice President Marketing, Product Management & Business Development for Frictionless Commerce (acquired by SAP), a venture-backed sourcing software company from January 2000 to June 2004. Mr. Osofsky began his career at McKinsey.

Paula Shannon

Ms. Paula Barbary Shannon is Chief Sales Officer and Senior Vice President of Lionbridge Technologies, Inc. Ms. Shannon joined Lionbridge in November 1999. Ms. Shannon served as Chief Sales and Chief Marketing Officer of Alpnet, Inc, a localization company, from March 1996 to October 1999, and held a number of positions of increasing responsibility in the U.S., Canada and other international locations with Berlitz International, Inc, a translation, localization and interpretation services company, from 1986 to 1996.

Guy De Chazal

Mr. Guy L. De Chazal is Lead Independent Director of Lionbridge Technologies, Inc. He has been a director of Lionbridge since February 1998 and has been the Company’s Lead Independent Director since 2008. Mr. de Chazal, who is currently retired, was with Morgan Stanley, a financial services firm providing securities, asset management and credit services, from 1986 until 2007, most recently as a Managing Director of Morgan Stanley & Co. Incorporated and individual managing member of various Morgan Stanley Venture Partners Funds. His many years of experience as a managing director of Morgan Stanley and his leadership of its venture capital group have given him keen insight into investments in emerging technologies and management of operational and strategic transitions associated with technology investments in companies at various stages of growth. Moreover, his deep knowledge of the Company and its evolution since its founding has contributed greatly to Board deliberations and strategic discussions.

Michael Dallas

Mr. Michael Glen Dallas is Director of the Company. Mr. Dallas is Senior Vice President of Human Resources Global Operations for the Hewlett-Packard Company. Mr. Dallas has held a number of diverse leadership positions at HP since joining HP in 1996, including lead Business HR Partner for HP’s Enterprise Business Group, Global Total Rewards, Sales Compensation and Sales Operations. In connection with his election and under the terms of the Company's Non-Employee Director Compensation Plan, Mr. Dallas was granted an option to purchase 20,000 shares of the Company's common stock under Lionbridge's Stock Incentive Plan as well as a pro-rated portion of the annual retainer. His experience with organizational design, integration planning, global human capital management and the information technology industry generally provide a valuable perspective to Lionbridge and the Board in these areas.

Edward Blechschmidt

Mr. Edward A. Blechschmidt is Independent Director of the Company. Mr. Blechschmidt served as Chief Executive Officer of Novelis, Inc., a producer of rolled aluminum products, from December 2006 through May 2007. He previously served as Chairman, Chief Executive Officer and President of Gentiva Health Services, a provider of specialty pharmaceutical and home health services, from March 2000 until June 2002. From March 1999 to March 2000, Mr. Blechschmidt served as chief executive officer and a director of Olsten Corporation. He served as president of Olsten Corporation from October 1998 to March 1999. He also served as president and chief executive officer of Siemens Nixdorf Americas and Siemens’ Pyramid Technology from July 1996 to October 1998. Prior to Siemens, he spent more than 20 years with Unisys Corp., including serving as its chief financial officer. Mr. Blechschmidt currently serves as a director of HealthSouth Corporation, Columbia Laboratories, Inc., Diamond Foods, Inc., and VWR International, LLC. In the past five years, he has also served as a director of Option Care, Inc., and Novelis, Inc. Mr. Blechschmidt has experience in matters of finance, corporate governance and strategy and senior leadership relevant to public companies. Mr. Blechschmidt’s background as former Chief Financial Officer of Unisys and Chief Executive Officer of Gentiva Health Services and Novelis, Inc., and his financial experience on other public audit committees provide a financial and corporate governance foundation for the Board.

Steven Fisher

Mr. Steven Russell Fisher has resigned as Independent Director of the Company., effective 18 July 2016. Since May 2007, he has served as the chief financial officer and senior vice president of Novelis Inc., a supplier of rolled aluminum products and owned by the Aditya Birla Group. Mr. Fisher served as Novelis’s vice president of strategic planning and corporate development since 2006. Prior to joining Novelis, Mr. Fisher spent 13 years consulting with, or as part of the management team of, various energy companies. Most recently, he served as vice president and controller for TXU Energy, the non-regulated subsidiary of TXU Corp, a Texas-based energy company. Mr. Fisher serves as Chief Financial Officer of an international manufacturing company, and has deep experience with international corporate finance, treasury, foreign currency and cash management matters. In those capacities, he has added a perspective to the Board and the Audit Committee deliberations.

Paul Kavanagh

Mr. Paul Kavanagh is Independent Director of Lionbridge Technologies, Inc. Mr. Kavanagh, who is currently retired, has served as an industry consultant since January 1998. Mr. Kavanagh served as President Europe, Middle East and Africa of Stream International, Inc., a software and services company, from August 1995 to January 1998. From April 1992 to August 1995, Mr. Kavanagh was Managing Director Europe, Middle East and Africa of R.R. Donnelley & Sons. Mr. Kavanagh is retired President of Modus Media Europe, a software company specializing in supply chain management. Mr. Kavanagh has over a decade of experience on Lionbridge’s Board and a lifetime of experience in the localization industry. Moreover, Mr. Kavanagh, a former member of the Irish Senate, has served on several governmental bodies in Europe, and has shared his insights and understanding of the European business and economic climate with the Board. Mr. Kavanagh’s current and past experience with many of the industries served by the Company, as well as with emerging e-commerce businesses, has contributed to the scope and depth of the Board’s deliberations.

Jack Noonan

Mr. Jack Noonan is Independent Director of Lionbridge Technologies, Inc. Mr. Noonan served as chairman, president and chief executive officer of SPSS Inc., a software company in predictive analytics, from 1992 through the acquisition of SPSS Inc. by International Business Machines Corporation in 2009. Mr. Noonan also serves as a director of Morningstar, Inc., a provider of independent investment research. Mr. Noonan provides experience and leadership in strategic marketing, sales and global software product development and deployment to the Board as Lionbridge continues the commercialization of its Software-as-a–Service (“SaaS”) offerings.

James Quella

Mr. James A. Quella is Independent Director of the Company. Mr. Quella was formerly a Senior Managing Director at Blackstone’s Private Equity Group from 2004 to 2013. Previously he held various positons at Donaldson, Lufkin & Jenrette Merchant Banking Partners-CSFB Private Equity and Mercer Management Consulting and Strategic Planning Associates. He is also the co-author of “Profit Patterns: 30 Ways to Anticipate and Profit from the Strategic Forces Reshaping Your Business”.

Claude Sheer

Mr. Claude P. Sheer is Independent Director of Lionbridge Technologies, Inc. Mr. Sheer was previously Chief Executive Officer of Vault, a web-based resource for career management and job search information, and of Fetch Enterprises and FetchDog.com, an online community and marketplace, and has served as an industry analyst and consultant since April 1999. He is also a partner of Barn Ventures LLC, an entity that assists internet businesses with fundraising activities. Mr. Sheer served as Senior Advisor to and Chief Internet Strategist of Ziff Davis, a media and publishing company, from November 1998 through April 1999. From 1980 to November 1998, Mr. Sheer served in a number of executive roles for Ziff Davis, including President, ZD Publishing; President, U.S. Publications; and President, Business Media Group. Mr. Sheer’s many accomplishments in internet commerce and strategy have provided a valuable perspective to the Board.

Sara Buda