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Priceline Group Inc (PCLN.O)

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Jeffery Boyd

59 2016 Chairman of the Board, President and Interim Chief Executive Officer

Daniel Finnegan

54 2009 Chief Financial Officer, Chief Accounting Officer

Brett Keller

48 2016 Chief Executive Officer of Priceline.com

Gillian Tans

45 2016 President and Chief Executive Officer of Booking.com

Peter Millones

46 Executive Vice President, General Counsel, Corporate Secretary

Glenn Fogel

54 2010 Executive Vice President - Corporate Development, Head - Worldwide Strategy and Planning

Maelle Gavet

38 2015 Executive Vice President - Global Operations

James Guyette

70 2013 Lead Independent Director

Timothy Armstrong

45 2013 Independent Director

Jan Docter

66 2007 Independent Director

Jeffrey Epstein

59 2003 Independent Director

Charles Noski

63 2015 Independent Director

Nancy Peretsman

62 1999 Independent Director

Thomas Rothman

61 2013 Independent Director

Craig Rydin

64 2005 Independent Director

Lynn Vojvodich

48 2016 Independent Director

Biographies

Name Description

Jeffery Boyd

Mr. Jeffery H. Boyd serves as Chairman of the Board, Interim Chief Executive Officer and President of the Company. Mr. Boyd served as President and Chief Executive Officer of the Company from November 2002 until December 2013. Mr. Boyd was the Company's President and Co-Chief Executive Officer from August 2002 to November 2002 and Chief Operating Officer from November 2000 to August 2002. He previously served as the Company's Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary from January 2000 to October 2000. Prior to joining the Company, Mr. Boyd was Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary of Oxford Health Plans, Inc. Mr. Boyd was a member of the Board of Directors of Bankrate, Inc. and BEN Holdings, Inc. (the holding company for Bankrate, Inc.) prior to its initial public offering in 2011.

Daniel Finnegan

Mr. Daniel J. Finnegan serves as Chief Financial Officer, Chief Accounting Officer of Priceline Group Inc. Mr. Finnegan has been Chief Financial Officer since January 2009. Mr. Finnegan was the Company's Senior Vice President, Controller and Chief Accounting Officer from October 2005 to January 2009. Mr. Finnegan joined the Company in April 2004 as Vice President and Chief Compliance Officer. Prior to joining the Company, Mr. Finnegan served as Chief Financial Officer for CS Technology, Inc., a consulting company, from October 2000 to April 2004.

Brett Keller

Mr. Brett A. Keller serves as Chief Executive Officer of Priceline.com of the Company. He was Interim Chief Executive Officer of Priceline.com. subsidiary business of The Priceline Group. He previously served as Senior Vice President, Marketing of priceline.com and in other positions from February 1999 through December 2001. Prior to joining priceline.com, Mr. Keller served as Director of Online Travel at Cendant. Brett holds an MBA from Cornell's Johnson Graduate School of Management and an undergraduate degree in Japanese from Brigham Young University. He also serves on the board of directors for Broadridge Financial Solutions.

Gillian Tans

Ms. Gillian Tans serves as President and Chief Executive Officer of Booking.com of the Company. She has been employed with (predecessors of) Booking.com Holding as from 02, December 2002. Gillian Tans has served as the President of our Booking.com business since January 2015 and as the Chief Executive Officer of Booking.com since April 2016. Ms. Tans is responsible for overseeing all of Booking.com’s functional departments and operations. Prior to her appointment as Chief Executive Officer, Ms. Tans served as Booking.com’s Chief Operating Officer from September 2011 to April 2016 and as Booking.com’s Director Hotels & Content from 2002 to September 2011. Before joining Booking.com in 2002, Ms. Tans spent four years with the international Golden Tulip Worldwide hotel group, where she served as Product Manager, Marketing Manager and Director of Sales. Ms. Tans also worked for the Intercontinental Hotel Group and with a number of independent hotels. Ms. Tans began her career at Hershey Entertainment and Resorts.

Peter Millones

Mr. Peter J. Millones, Jr., serves as Executive Vice President, General Counsel, Corporate Secretary of Priceline Group Inc. Mr. Millones has been the Company's General Counsel and Corporate Secretary since January 2001. He previously served as Vice President and Associate General Counsel of the Company from March 2000 to January 2001. From 2003 to 2013, Mr. Millones was responsible for the Company's U.S. human resources department; he now helps coordinate global human resource issues for the Company. Prior to joining the Company, Mr. Millones was with the law firm of Latham & Watkins LLP. Mr. Millones is a member of the NASDAQ Listing and Hearing Review Council.

Glenn Fogel

Mr. Glenn D. Fogel serves as the Executive Vice President - Corporate Development, Head - Worldwide Strategy and Planning of Priceline Group Inc. He is also Executive Vice President, Corporate Development, a position he has held since March 1, 2009, and is responsible for the Company's worldwide mergers, acquisitions and strategic alliances. Mr. Fogel joined the Company in February 2000. Prior to joining the Company, he was a trader at a global asset management firm and prior to that was an investment banker specializing in the air transportation industry. Mr. Fogel is a member of the New York State Bar (retired).

Maelle Gavet

Ms. Maelle Mary Gavet serves as Executive Vice President - Global Operations of the Company. Gavet will be responsible for driving global operational strategy and connections across The Priceline Group and its six major brands: Booking.com , priceline.com , KAYAK, agoda.com , rentalcars.com and OpenTable, working alongside The Priceline Group leadership team and the company CEOs. Prior to joining The Priceline Group, Gavet served as the CEO of OZON, Russia's leading e-commerce business. Before that, she was a Principal at The Boston Consulting Group, working in France , the UK, South Africa and India . Gavet will be based in Amsterdam , where the Group's Booking.com business is headquartered, will join the company's Group Management Board (the team that leads day-to-day operations and strategy of The Priceline Group), and will report directly into Huston.

James Guyette

Mr. James M. Guyette serves as Lead Independent Director of Priceline Group Inc. He has served as a director of the Company since November 2003, and is currently a member of the Compensation Committee, Chairman of the Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee and the Board's Lead Independent Director. Mr. Guyette is currently Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer of Rolls-Royce North America Inc., a world-leading supplier of power systems to the global aerospace, defense, marine and energy markets, a position he has held since 1997, though he has announced his retirement from Rolls-Royce in May 2015. Prior to joining Rolls-Royce, Mr. Guyette was Executive Vice President - Marketing and Planning for United Airlines. He held a number of other senior roles in his nearly 30 years with United Airlines. Mr. Guyette has served as a member of the Board of Directors of Rolls-Royce plc since 1997 and is Chairman of the Board of Directors of PrivateBancorp, Inc., where he has served on the Board of Directors since 1989. He is a member of the Boards of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and St. Mary's College - Moraga CA - Board of Regents, and is a member of the Board of Governors for the Aerospace Industries Association.

Timothy Armstrong

Mr. Timothy Armstrong serves as an Independent Director of Priceline Group Inc., since January 2013. Mr. Armstrong has served as a director of the Company since January 2013 and is currently a member of the Compensation Committee. Mr. Armstrong has served as Chairman of the Board of Directors and Chief Executive Officer of AOL Inc. since April 2009. Prior to that, Mr. Armstrong served as President, Americas Operations and Senior Vice President of Google Inc. Mr. Armstrong joined Google in 2000 as Vice President, Advertising Sales, and in 2004 was promoted to Vice President, Advertising and Commerce and then in 2007 was named President, Americas Operations and Senior Vice President. Before joining Google, Mr. Armstrong served as Vice President of Sales and Strategic Partnerships for Snowball.com and as Director of Integrated Sales and Marketing at Starwave's and Disney's ABC/ESPN Internet Ventures. Mr. Armstrong started his career by co-founding and running a newspaper based in Boston, Massachusetts. Mr. Armstrong is a trustee of the Paley Center for Media. He is a Chair Emeritus of the Ad Council and Chairman of the IAB Education Foundation, both of which are non-profit organizations.

Jan Docter

Mr. Jan L. Docter serves as an Independent Director of Priceline Group Inc., since November 2007. Mr. Docter has served as a director of the Company since November 2007. Mr. Docter has been a self-employed business consultant since 2006. Mr. Docter advises Boards of Directors and senior management on general strategic matters and strategic human resource issues. From 2005 to 2006, Mr. Docter served as the Chief Financial Officer of Corio NV, a Dutch real estate investment company that was listed on the Amsterdam Stock Exchange. From 2003 to 2005, Mr. Docter was the Chief Financial Officer of Booking.com B.V., which the Company acquired in 2005. From 1987 to 2003, he was Chief Financial Officer of, and later also Deputy Chairman and a member of the executive board of, Getronics NV, a global information and communications technology services company which was listed on the Amsterdam Stock Exchange. From 1985 to 1988, he was Chief Financial Officer of Centrafarm Group NV, a European producer and distributor of generic pharmaceuticals and other drugs, which was listed on NASDAQ. Before that, Mr. Docter held various management positions at Polygram NV, currently known as Universal Music Group. Mr. Docter has also served as an Industry Special Grants Officer for the Dutch Ministry of Economic Affairs and as a member of the Advisory Board of the Amsterdam Stock Exchange. Mr. Docter also holds non-executive and advisory board positions in some private Dutch companies. Mr. Docter holds a Masters degree in economics from the Erasmus University of Rotterdam.

Jeffrey Epstein

Mr. Jeffrey E. Epstein serves as an Independent Director of Priceline Group Inc., since April 2003. He served as a director of the Company since April 2003, and is currently a member of the Audit Committee and the Compensation Committee. Mr. Epstein is an Operating Partner at Bessemer Venture Partners, a venture capital firm, which he joined in November 2011. From August 2011 to May 2014 he also served as a Senior Advisor at Oak Hill Capital Partners, a private equity firm. Mr. Epstein was Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Oracle Corporation from September 2008 to April 2011. Mr. Epstein has served as a member of the Board of Directors of Shutterstock, Inc., a global provider of licensed imagery, since April 2012 and serves as a member of its Audit Committee and Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee. Since January 2013, Mr. Epstein has served as a member of the Board of Directors of Global Eagle Entertainment Inc., a provider of in-flight video, Internet and other content to airlines and their passengers, and serves as chairman of its Audit Committee and as a member of its Nominating Committee. Mr. Epstein serves as a member of the Board of Directors of Kaiser Permanente, a leading U.S. not-for-profit health care provider and health plan.

Charles Noski

Mr. Charles H. Noski serves as Independent Director of the Company. In 2012, Mr. Noski retired from the role of Vice Chairman of Bank of America Corporation, to which he was named after previously serving as the company's Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer. Prior to this, Mr. Noski served as Chief Financial Officer, Corporate Vice President and as a member of the Board of Directors of Northrop Grumman Corporation. Prior to Northrop Grumman, he was Vice Chairman of the Board of Directors and Chief Financial Officer of AT&T Corporation. Before that, Mr. Noski led Hughes Electronics Corporation in various senior executive roles, including as Vice Chairman and as President and Chief Operating Officer. Mr. Noski began his career at Deloitte & Touche LLP where he was named Partner. Mr. Noski has served as a member of the Board of Directors of Microsoft Corporation since 2003 and is the Chair of Microsoft's Audit Committee and a member of its Governance and Nominating Committee. Mr. Noski has served as a member of the Board of Directors of Avon Products, Inc. since 2012 and is the Chair of Avon's Audit Committee. Mr. Noski is also a member of the Board of Directors of the National Association of Corporate Directors. Mr. Noski served as a member of the Board of Directors of Avery Dennison Corp., a global labeling and packaging company, from 2011 to 2014; and Merrill Lynch & Co. (a wholly-owned subsidiary of Bank of America Corporation) from 2010 to 2011.

Nancy Peretsman

Ms. Nancy B. Peretsman serves as an Independent Director of Priceline Group Inc., since February 1999. She served as a director of the Company since February 1999 and is currently a member of the Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee. She is currently a Managing Director at Allen & Company LLC, an investment bank, with which she has been associated since 1995. During her tenure at Allen & Company, Ms. Peretsman has provided advice and capital to over one hundred small high growth businesses and served as advisor to many of the world's largest media and consumer companies. Prior to joining Allen & Co., Ms. Peretsman was at Salomon Brothers from 1983-1995, where she headed the worldwide media investment banking practice and was a Managing Director from 1990-1995. Ms. Peretsman serves on the Board of Trustees of Princeton University and The Institute for Advanced Study and is a member of the National Board of Directors of Teach for America.

Thomas Rothman

Mr. Thomas E. Rothman serves as an Independent Director of Priceline Group Inc., since January 2013. He served as a director of the Company since January 2013 and is currently a member of the Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee. Mr. Rothman has served as Chairman of Sony Pictures Entertainment Motion Picture Group since March 2015. From September 2013 to February 2015, Mr. Rothman was Chairman of TriStar Productions, a motion picture and television venture with Sony Pictures Entertainment. Previously, Mr. Rothman served as Chairman of Fox Entertainment Group Inc., a media company and subsidiary of News Corp. from 2000 to 2005 and as its Chairman and Chief Executive Officer from 2005 to 2012. Mr. Rothman served as President of Twentieth Century Fox Film Group from January 2000 to August 2000, and served as President of Twentieth Century Fox Production from 1995 to 2000. In 1994, Mr. Rothman founded and served as President of Fox Searchlight Pictures. Prior to that, he served as President of Worldwide Production for the Samuel Goldwyn Company from 1989 to 1994. Mr. Rothman also served as an associate and then partner with Frankfurt, Kurnit, Klein & Selz, a law firm, from 1982 to 1987. Mr. Rothman serves as a member of the Board of Directors of the Sundance Institute and the American Film Institute, emeritus. He is also a member of the Board of Brown University and California Institute of the Arts (CalArts) and has been appointed by President Obama and confirmed by the U.S. Senate as a member of the National Counsel of the Arts, the governing body for the National Endowment for the Arts.

Craig Rydin

Mr. Craig W. Rydin serves as an Independent Director of Priceline Group Inc., since January 2005. He served as a director of the Company since January 2005, and is currently a member of the Audit Committee and Chairman of the Compensation Committee. From October 2011 to October 2013, Mr. Rydin served as the Non-Executive Chairman of The Yankee Candle Company, a maker of scented candles. Prior to being named Non-Executive Chairman, Mr. Rydin was the Executive Chairman of The Yankee Candle Company. Prior to being named Executive Chairman in October 2009, Mr. Rydin served as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Yankee Candle from April 2001 to October 2009 and served as Chairman of the Board of Directors of Yankee Candle from February 2003 to October 2013. Prior to joining Yankee Candle, Mr. Rydin was the President of the Away From Home food services division of Campbell Soup Company, a position he held from 1998 to 2001. From 1996 to 1998, Mr. Rydin served as the President of the Godiva Chocolatiers division of Campbell. Prior to his position with Godiva, Mr. Rydin held a number of senior management positions at Pepperidge Farm, Inc., also a part of Campbell. Mr. Rydin has served as a member of the Board of Directors of Philips-Van Heusen since 2006 and is currently a member of its Compensation Committee, and has served as a member of the Board of Directors of Au Bon Pain since 2009 and the Board of Directors of Fitness Connection since 2013.

Lynn Vojvodich

Ms. Lynn Vojvodich serves as Independent Director of the Company., effective January 1, 2016. Ms. Vojvodich, who has served as the Chief Marketing Officer of salesforce.com, since 2013, leads the company’s global marketing organization and is responsible for driving market leadership, global awareness, demand generation, strategic events and communications. Prior to her role at salesforce.com, Ms. Vojvodich served as a partner at Andreessen Horowitz where she helped companies build their go-to-market strategies. Ms. Vojvodich has served in various roles at organizations including Bain & Company, Microsoft, and Terracotta—where she held her first Chief Marketing Officer role. Ms. Vojvodich began her career as a mechanical engineer after receiving her undergraduate degree at Stanford University in Product Design and Mechanical Engineering. She also holds an MBA from Harvard Business School.

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