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Nuance Communications Inc (NUAN.O)

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Paul Ricci

60 2000 Chairman of the Board, Chief Executive Officer

Daniel Tempesta

46 2015 Chief Financial Officer, Executive Vice President

Robert Schassler

52 2016 Executive Vice President, General Manager-Mobile Division

William Robbins

49 2014 Executive Vice President - Worldwide Sales

Adam Bowden

47 2010 Executive Vice President - Corporate Strategy and Development

Kenneth Siegel

58 2016 Chief Legal Officer

Robert Frankenberg

69 2000 Lead Independent Director

Robert Finocchio

65 2015 Independent Director

William Janeway

73 2004 Independent Director

Mark Laret

62 2010 Independent Director

Katherine Martin

54 1999 Independent Director

Philip Quigley

74 2005 Independent Director

Christine Marchuska

2016 Director, Investor Relations

Biographies

Name Description

Paul Ricci

Mr. Paul A. Ricci is Chairman of the Board, Chief Executive Officer of the Company. From May 1992 to August 2000, Mr. Ricci held several positions at Xerox including, President, Desktop Systems Division, President, Software Solutions Division, and Vice President, Corporate Business Development. Between June 1997 and March 1999, Mr. Ricci served as Chairman of the Board of Directors of Nuance Communications, Inc. (formerly, ScanSoft Inc.), which was then operating as an indirect wholly-owned subsidiary of Xerox. Mr. Ricci’s leadership position at the Company, his management abilities and experience, and his extensive knowledge of our industry qualify him to serve as a member of our Board of Directors.

Daniel Tempesta

Mr. Daniel D. Tempesta is Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of the Company. Prior to his appointment as Chief Financial Officer, Mr. Tempesta served as the Company’s Chief Accounting Officer, Corporate Controller and Senior Vice President of Finance. Before joining us, Mr. Tempesta was with Teradyne, Inc. from February 2004 to February 2008 where he held several positions, including Chief Accounting Officer and Corporate Controller. Prior to that Mr. Tempesta was in the audit practice of PricewaterhouseCoopers L.L.P.

Robert Schassler

Mr. Robert C. Schassler is Executive Vice President and General Manager-Mobile Division of the Company. Prior to joining the Company, Mr. Schassler was employed at Motorola from April 1991 to January 2016, where his most recent role was Executive Vice President and General Manager for Global Solutions & Services for Motorola Solutions.

William Robbins

Mr. William T. Robbins is Executive Vice President - Worldwide Sales of the Company. Prior to joining the Company, Mr. Robbins served as Chief Operating Officer of [24]7 Customer, Inc. from January 2013 to December 2013. Prior to joining [24]7 Customer, Inc., Mr. Robbins held various leadership roles, including the role of executive vice president, Worldwide Sales & Services, in addition to other leadership roles at Symantec. Mr. Robbins terminated from the Company in November 2016.

Adam Bowden

Mr. Adam Bruce Bowden is Executive Vice President - Corporate Strategy and Development of the Company. From October 2014 to January 2016, Mr. Bowden also had responsibility for our global legal organization. Previously, Mr. Bowden was employed by Nokia from June 2006 through April 2010 in a number of different positions, most notably as Vice President and Global Head of Mergers and Acquisitions. Prior to joining Nokia, Mr. Bowden served as Director, Corporate Strategy & Development (head of North American M&A) for PepsiCo from November 2004 through June 2006.

Kenneth Siegel

Mr. Kenneth M. Siegel is Chief Legal Officer of the Company. Mr. Siegel served as Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary of Cyan, Inc., a provider of optical networking and network management software solutions from September 2012 until Cyan was acquired in September 2015. Prior to Cyan, Mr. Siegel served as Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary at QuinStreet, Inc., an online performance marketing company, from February 2012 to September 2012. From February 2010 to February 2012, Mr. Siegel served as Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary at SafeNet, Inc., a private data security company. Mr. Siegel was in private practice at Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati from 1986 to 2000.

Robert Frankenberg

Mr. Robert J. Frankenberg is Lead Independent Director of the Company. Mr. Frankenberg is owner of NetVentures, a management consulting firm. From December 1999 to July 2006, Mr. Frankenberg served as Chairman of Kinzan, Inc., an Internet Services software platform provider. From May 1997 to July 2000, Mr. Frankenberg served as Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer of Encanto Networks, Inc., a developer of hardware and software designed to enable the creation of businesses on the Internet. From April 1994 to August 1996, Mr. Frankenberg was Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer of Novell, Inc., a producer of network and office software. Mr. Frankenberg is a director of Rubicon Project, Inc. Mr. Frankenberg also serves on several boards of privately held companies. Previously, Mr. Frankenberg served as a director of National Semiconductor, Electroglas, Inc., Extended Systems Incorporated, Polycom Inc., Secure Computing Inc., and Wave Systems, Inc. Mr. Frankenberg serves as Chairman of our Audit and Compensation Committees and also serves on our Nominating Committee. Mr. Frankenberg’s experience as chairman, president and chief executive officer of numerous technology companies and his significant board experience (both with the Company and elsewhere) provides expertise in technology, business operations, corporate development, strategy, financial reporting, governance and board best practices.

Robert Finocchio

Mr. Robert J. Finocchio. Jr., is an Independent Director of the Nuance Communications, Inc. Mr. Finocchio has been a Dean’s Executive Professor at Santa Clara University’s Leavey School of Business since September 2000 and was a former chairman of its Board of Trustees. From July 1997 to September 2000, he served as Chairman of Informix Corporation and from July 1997 to July 1999, he served as its Chief Executive Officer and President where he led the reconstruction and return to growth and profitability of the enterprise database software company. From December 1988 to May 1997, Mr. Finocchio held several positions at 3Com Corporation, including President of 3Com Systems, Executive Vice President of Network Systems Operations and Executive Vice President of Field Operations. He also served in numerous executive and management roles at IBM, Rolm Corporation and Bank of America. Mr. Finocchio also serves on the boards of Broadcom Corporation (until February 2016), Echelon Corporation, JustAnswer.com, Silver Peak, Inc. and Vistage International. Mr. Finocchio serves on our Compensation and Audit Committees. Mr. Finocchio’s experience as chairman and chief executive officer of a technology company, executive leadership positions at various technology companies, and other board memberships qualifies him to be a member of our Board of Directors.

William Janeway

Mr. William H. Janeway is an Independent Director of the Company . Mr. Janeway is a Senior Advisor at Warburg Pincus LLC and has been employed by Warburg Pincus LLC since July 1988. Prior to joining Warburg Pincus LLC, Mr. Janeway served as Executive Vice President and a director at Eberstadt Fleming Inc. from 1979 to July 1988. Mr. Janeway is a director of several privately held companies. Mr. Janeway holds a B.A. from Princeton University and a Ph.D. from Cambridge University, where he studied as a Marshall Scholar. From 2004 through 2013 affiliates of Warburg Pincus owned more than 10% of the shares of the Company. Mr. Janeway serves as Chairman of our Nominating Committee. As a private equity investor, Mr. Janeway brings strategic insights and financial experience to the Board. He has evaluated, invested in and served as a board member on numerous companies and is familiar with a full range of corporate and board functions.

Mark Laret

Mr. Mark R. Laret is an Independent Director of the Company. Since April 2000, Mr. Laret has served as CEO of the University of California San Francisco Medical Center. Mr. Laret serves as a director of Varian Medical Systems, Inc. Mr. Laret earned a B.A. from UCLA and a master’s degree in political science from the University of Southern California. Mr. Laret serves on our Audit and Governance Committees. Mr. Laret’s corporate executive experience in the healthcare industry, his significant professional expertise and background in medical and technical issues qualifies him to be a member of our Board of Directors.

Katherine Martin

Ms. Katherine A. Martin is an Independent Director of the Company. Since September 1999, Ms. Martin has served as a Member of Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati, Professional Corporation. Ms. Martin also serves on the board of directors of Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati, a Professional Corporation, the Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati Foundation, a nonprofit organization, The Gateway School, a nonprofit organization, WildAid, a nonprofit organization, and YMCA, of Silicon Valley, a nonprofit organization. Ms. Martin serves as Chairman of our Governance Committee. Ms. Martin has twenty-nine years’ experience practicing corporate and securities law, and has extensive experience representing public companies. Ms. Martin brings to the Board expertise in corporate governance, acquisitions, capital market transactions and securities law.

Philip Quigley

Mr. Philip J. Quigley is an Independent Director of the Company. Mr. Quigley has served as a director since the consummation of our acquisition of the former Nuance Communications, Inc. in September 2005, and was originally appointed to the Board in accordance with the terms of the Merger Agreement pursuant to which the Company acquired the former Nuance Communications, Inc. Mr. Quigley served as Chairman, President, and Chief Executive Officer of Pacific Telesis Group, a telecommunications holding company in San Francisco, California, from April 1994 until his retirement in December 1997. He also served as a director of Wells Fargo & Company from 1994 to April 2013. Mr. Quigley serves as an advisor or director to several private organizations. Mr. Quigley serves on our Compensation and Audit Committees. Mr. Quigley has extensive leadership and business management experience, which he acquired over a 30-year career in the telecommunications industry, including during that time as chairman, president and CEO of Pacific Telesis Group. Mr. Quigley’s experience at Pacific Telesis included mergers and acquisitions, and also provided him with extensive financial management experience.

Christine Marchuska

Basic Compensation

Name Fiscal Year Total

Paul Ricci

7,291,460

Daniel Tempesta

2,781,480

Robert Schassler

3,973,550

William Robbins

2,983,980

Adam Bowden

3,363,010

Kenneth Siegel

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Robert Frankenberg

432,285

Robert Finocchio

373,535

William Janeway

359,785

Mark Laret

371,035

Katherine Martin

361,035

Philip Quigley

377,285

Christine Marchuska

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As Of  29 Sep 2016