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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Craig Cogut

2014 Chairman of the Board

Jennifer Sethre

2014 President

Richard Davis

56 2014 Interim Chief Executive Officer, Director

Thomas Shields

54 2012 Chief Financial Officer

Fredric Maxik

53 2010 Chief Technology Officer

Jeremy Cage

48 2014 Director

Andrew Cooper

42 2012 Director

James Jones

70 2014 Director

Warner Philips

44 2014 Director

Jonathan Rosenbaum

41 2014 Director

Steven Wacaster

37 2012 Director

Donald Harkleroad

70 2012 Independent Director

Leon Wagner

59 2012 Independent Director

Biographies

Name Description

Craig Cogut

Mr. Craig Cogut is Chairman of the Board of Lighting Science Group Corp. Mr. Cogut has spent a career building successful investment businesses. Mr. Cogut founded Pegasus, a private equity fund, in 1996 and serves as its Chairman and President. In 1990 Mr. Cogut co-founded and was one of the original partners at Apollo Advisors L.P., a position he held for five years preceding the creation of Pegasus. Mr. Cogut is an active philanthropist in the fields of improving education, building civil society and championing environmental and health issues. Mr. Cogut serves as Chairman of The Polyphony Foundation, an organization that he co-founded to provide equal opportunity music education for Arab and Jewish Israeli youth. Mr. Cogut is a member of the Executive Council of the Clinton Health Access Initiative and serves as the Chairman of The Cogut Center for the Humanities at Brown University. Mr. Cogut is an alumnus of Brown University and Harvard Law School.

Jennifer Sethre

Ms. Jennifer Sethre is President of the Company. Ms. Sethre founded Lumena SSL, Inc. in 2011, a commercial LED lighting products company, and served as its Chief Marketing Officer. Prior to Lumena, Ms. Sethre held various executive, marketing and product development roles, and has been involved in manufacturing products in China for the past 15 years. From January 2010 to August 2011, Ms. Sethre was founder and Chief Executive Officer of Ilio International, Inc., a producer and seller of holiday products, and from 2008 to 2011, was the founder and Chief Executive Officer of Asia Sales and Marketing, LLC, another holiday retail product seller.

Richard Davis

Mr. Richard H. Davis, Jr., serves as an Interim Chief Executive Officer, Director of the company. Mr. Davis joined Pegasus as an Operating Partner in 2005 and became Partner and Chief Operating Officer in 2010. Mr. Davis is a member of the Executive, Investment and Compliance Committees of Pegasus. In addition, Mr. Davis served on President Ronald Reagan’s political team, Mr. Davis served in three Reagan administration cabinet agencies including as White House Special Assistant to the President for the Domestic Policy Council. In his capacity in the White House, Mr. Davis managed all policy development related to climate, energy and environment. President George H.W. Bush appointed Mr. Davis Deputy Executive Director for the White House Conference on Science and Economic Research Related to Global Climate Change. In 2000 and 2008, Mr. Davis served as Senator John McCain’s national campaign manager leading all aspects of the campaign activity. While serving as Senator McCain’s chief strategist and political advisor, Mr. Davis was integral in the development of some key legislative initiatives including ground breaking climate legislation and campaign finance reform. Mr. Davis currently serves on the Board of The Environmental Defense Action Fund developing initiatives and ties to the corporate community that promotes better stewardship of the environment.

Thomas Shields

Mr. Thomas (Tom) C. Shields is Chief Financial Officer of Lighting Science Group Corp. Mr. Shields brings to us over 20 years of experience in finance and operations. From 1999 to 2011, he served in various executive capacities, including chief financial officer and chief operating officer, at Anadigics, Inc., a global manufacturer of radio frequency semiconductor solutions for the wireless broadband markets. Prior to that, from 1997 to 1999, Mr. Shields was vice president of finance and controller at Thermo Fisher Scientific; from 1994 to 1997, served as vice president of finance and controller at Harman International Industries, Inc.; and from 1986 to 1994, Mr. Shields served in various executive management positions with Baker & Taylor, Inc. Mr. Shields holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting and a Masters of Business Administration degree from Fairleigh Dickenson University.

Fredric Maxik

Mr. Fredric (Fred) S. Maxik is Chief Technology Officer of Lighting Science Group Corp. He has served as our Chief Technology Officer since January 2010 and from June 2004 to October 2007. Prior to serving in this capacity, Mr. Maxik served as our Chief Scientific Officer from October 2007 to January 2010. He also served as a director from August 2004 to October 2007. After graduating from Bard College with a bachelor’s degree in physics and philosophy, Mr. Maxik began his career with Sansui Electric Co., Ltd., in 1983 in Tokyo, Japan where he became vice president of product development. In 1990, he was recruited to the position of vice president of product development for Onkyo Corporation in Osaka, Japan. In 1993, Mr. Maxik formed a product development consulting firm. In 2002, he formed an environmental products company, which developed the intellectual property that eventually became the principal asset of Lighting Science, Inc. that was acquired by us in June 2004. Mr. Maxik has 38 U.S. patents in the field of solid state lighting. Mr. Maxik is an operating advisor for Pegasus Capital.

Jeremy Cage

Mr. Jeremy Cage is Director of Lighting Science Group Corp. He served as Chief Executive Officer of the company. He was hired as the Chief Executive Officer of the Company effective as of January 2, 2013. He holds a BA from Wabash College and previously served as an executive at PepsiCo from December 2002 through December 2012. He served as PepsiCo’s Senior Vice President of Global Snack Groups. He also previously served as PepsiCo’s Senior Vice President of Innovation and Insights from September 2010 until September 2011, Chief Marketing Officer of International Foods from September 2008 until August 2010, and Vice President of Sabritas Snacks, Food & Beverage, and Consumer Insights from December 2002 until June 2007.

Andrew Cooper

Mr. Andrew Cooper is Director of Lighting Science Group Corp., since May 25,2012. Mr. Cooper has been a partner at Pegasus Capital since 2005. Mr. Cooper has over 18 years of business development, operating, and private equity investing experience. Previously, from 1999 to 2005, Cooper was a senior vice president at Priceline.com, and from 1997 to 1999, he served as director of business operations for Oxford Health Plans, Inc. Mr. Cooper is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School of Business and Duke University.

James Jones

General James L. Jones is Director of the Company. Mr. Jones served as National Security Advisory to President Obama in 2009 and 2010, the State Department’s Special Envoy for Middle East Regional Security in 2008 and as the president and CEO of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s Institute for 21st Century Energy in 2007. Mr. Jones has an extensive military background and has served as the former commander of U.S. European Command and Supreme Allied Commander Europe, where he led military operations for the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) from 2003-2006. During his NATO assignment, Mr. Jones advocated energy security and the defense of critical infrastructures as a core part of NATO’s future missions. He also worked to unite energy consumers and producers to increase the variety of the U.S. energy supply and associated infrastructures, to advance international cooperation on energy issues, to protect national energy security, and to promote better understanding of changes to the global climate and its effects on the environment.

Warner Philips

Mr. Warner Philips is Director of of Lighting Science Group Corp. Mr. Philips is an international cleantech entrepreneur and investor with over 17 years of experience in private equity-owned and venture-backed businesses. Mr. Philips serves as an operating partner to Pegasus. Mr. Philips also advises smart thermostat company Nest Labs, which was recently acquired by Google Inc. Mr. Philips started his career at Netherlands-based venture capital firm NeSBIC as an investment analyst. In 2001, Mr. Philips joined Secon, an Amsterdam-based multi-brand apparel company where he led a strategic reorganization. In 2002, Mr. Philips co-founded the Amsterdam-based cleantech incubator Tendris, which spurned start-ups such as renewable energy retailer Durion (later Oxxio), carbon neutral credit card affinity program Climacount, and LED lighting pioneer Lemnis. Mr. Philips was operationally actively involved in all Tendris companies until 2012 and was CEO of Climacount until 2006. He is an early investor in energy software company C3, in residential solar services company Sungevity, in social impact fashion brand Maiyet, and in community product sharing company Yerdle. Mr. Phillips also serves on several non-profit boards and is the Board Chair of the Cradle to Cradle Products Innovation Institute, a non-profit that promotes the highest standard of sustainable product design. We believe Mr. Philips is qualified to serve on our Board because of his substantial business, technology and investment experience.

Jonathan Rosenbaum

Mr. Jonathan Rosenbaum is Director of of Lighting Science Group Corp. Mr. Rosenbaum serves as a managing director for Raycliff Investments and focuses in the areas of consumer, real estate, technology and energy, directing the firm’s investments in those categories. Prior to Raycliff, Mr. Rosenbaum held various executive finance and corporate development roles with a number of companies in the technology and media industries. Most recently, he served in this capacity at PRN, the largest US out of home television media network, where he ultimately oversaw the company’s $285 million sale to Thomson SA. Prior to PRN, Mr. Rosenbaum performed in similar capacities for GE/NBC’s online arm, NBC Internet, as well as with other technology startups. Mr. Rosenbaum began his career in business assurance services at Ernst & Young LLP, in the firm’s technology, communication and media practice. Mr. Rosenbaum is a graduate of the University of California at Santa Barbara.

Steven Wacaster

Mr. Steven Wacaster is Director of Lighting Science Group Corp. Mr. Wacaster joined Pegasus Capital in 2005 and is currently a Partner and chair of the firm’s Building Products Committee. Previously, Mr. Wacaster worked in the investment banking division at Credit Suisse First Boston in New York. Mr. Wacaster is a graduate of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and the University of Virginia, Darden School of Business. Mr. Wacaster brings a significant amount of business experience to the Board through his financial expertise and having previously served as a director of several other companies.

Donald Harkleroad

Mr. Donald (Don) R. Harkleroad is Independent Director of Lighting Science Group Corp. He currently serves as president of The Bristol Company, an Atlanta-based private holding company with interests in the food service, technology services, real estate and merchant banking industries. From 2003 until 2011, Mr. Harkleroad served as a director for Easylink Services International Corp., a global provider of on-demand electronic messaging and transaction services. Until its sale in 2006, he was also a founding director of Summit Bank Corporation, a commercial bank with offices in Georgia, Texas and California. We believe Mr. Harkleroad is qualified to serve on our Board because he brings significant operating, finance, legal and business knowledge through having participated in various management roles at a number of public and private companies and having practiced corporate and securities law for over 30 years. In addition, Mr. Harkleroad brings an ability to identify and implement strategic growth opportunities that help to provide guidance as the company identifies new ways to compete.

Leon Wagner

Mr. Leon Wagner is the Independent Director of Lighting Science Group Corp. Mr. Wagner was a founding partner and chairman of GoldenTree Asset Management, from 2000 to 2010 an alternative asset management firm specializing in leveraged loans, high yield bonds, distressed assets and equities in hedge, long only and structured funds. At the time of his retirement in December 2010, GoldenTree managed in excess of $12 billion in capital. Prior to founding GoldenTree, Mr. Wagner was the co-head of the high yield sales and trading department at CIBC World Markets (“CIBC”), a provider of credit and capital markets products, securities, brokerage and asset management services, from 1995 to 2000. He joined CIBC in 1995 when it acquired The Argosy Group, LP. Mr. Wagner directed public and private placement marketing and structuring for high yield issuance at both institutions. Mr. Wagner is also a distinguished philanthropist and the 2003 recipient of the Gustave L. Levy Award, presented by the UJA-Federation of New York, in recognition of service to the community. Mr. Wagner received his M.B.A. from the University of Chicago Graduate School of Business and a B.A. from Lafayette College.

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