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EchoStar Corp (SATS.O)

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Charles Ergen

63 2009 Executive Chairman of the Board

Michael Dugan

67 2009 President, Chief Executive Officer, Director

David Rayner

58 2012 Chief Financial Officer, Executive Vice President, Treasurer

Pradman Kaul

69 2011 Director, President of Hughes Communications, Inc.

Mark Jackson

55 2008 President of EchoStar Technologies L.L.C.

Anders Johnson

58 2011 President of EchoStar Satellite Services LLC

Dean Manson

49 2011 Executive Vice President, General Counsel, Secretary

Sandra Kerentoff

62 2012 Executive Vice President - Global Human Resources

Kenneth Carroll

60 2012 Executive Vice President - Corporate and Business Development

Kranti Kilaru

50 2013 Executive Vice President - Business Systems, IT, and Operations

Robert Dodge

48 2011 Director

Anthony Federico

68 2011 Independent Director

Tom Ortolf

65 2007 Independent Director

C. Michael Schroeder

67 2007 Independent Director

Biographies

Name Description

Charles Ergen

Mr. Charles W. Ergen is Executive Chairman of the Board of EchoStar Corporation. Mr. Ergen has served as our executive Chairman since November 2009 and Chairman of the Board of Directors since our formation in 2007. Mr. Ergen served as our Chief Executive Officer from our formation in 2007 until November 2009. Mr. Ergen serves as executive Chairman and has been Chairman of the Board of Directors of DISH Network Corporation since its formation and, during the past five years, has held executive officer and director positions with DISH Network Corporation and its subsidiaries. He has been serving as the Chief Executive Officer of DISH Network Corporation since March 2015. The Board of Directors concluded that Mr. Ergen should continue to serve as a member of the Board of Directors due to, among other things, his role as our and DISH Network Corporation’s co-founder and as our controlling shareholder and the expertise, leadership and strategic direction that he has contributed to the Corporation since our formation, in addition to his extensive experience in our industry.

Michael Dugan

Mr. Michael T. Dugan is President, Chief Executive Officer, Director of EchoStar Corp. since November 2009. Mr. Dugan has served as our Chief Executive Officer and President since November 2009. Mr. Dugan has also served as a member of our Board of Directors since our formation in 2007. Mr. Dugan served as a senior advisor to EchoStar from January 1, 2008 until November 2009. From May 2004 to December 2007, he was a director of DISH Network Corporation, and served DISH Network Corporation alternately as Chief Technical Officer and senior advisor from time to time. Mr. Dugan served as a member of the board of directors of Frontier Corporation from October 2006 until November 2009. The Board of Directors concluded that Mr. Dugan should continue to serve as a member of the Board of Directors due to, among other things, his knowledge and experience in the telecommunications and related industries from his service over the years as a director or officer with a number of different companies in those industries.

David Rayner

Mr. David J. Rayner is Chief Financial Officer, Executive Vice President, Treasurer of the Company, since December 2012. From November 2011 to November 2012, Mr. Rayner served as Chief Financial Officer of Tendril Networks, Inc., a Boulder, Colorado software company. Mr. Rayner served as our Chief Financial Officer from June 2010 to November 2011 and served as our Chief Administrative Officer from January 2008 to June 2010. Prior to that, Mr. Rayner served as Executive Vice President of Installation and Service Networks of DISH Network and had previously held the position of Chief Financial Officer of DISH Network from December 2004 to September 2006. Before joining DISH Network in December 2004, Mr. Rayner served as Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Time Warner Telecom in Denver, beginning in June 1998.

Pradman Kaul

Mr. Pradman P. Kaul is Director of Echostar Corp., and President of Hughes Communications, Inc., a subsidiary of EchoStar Corp. Mr. Kaul has served as President of Hughes Communications, Inc. (“Hughes Communications”) since its formation in February 2006, and he has served since 2000 as President and Chief Executive Officer of Hughes Network Systems, LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Hughes Communications (“HNS” and, together with Hughes Communications, “Hughes”). Mr. Kaul has also served as a member of our Board of Directors since August 2011 as well as a member of the board of directors of Hughes Communications from February 2006 until June 2011. Previously, Mr. Kaul also served as the Chief Operating Officer, Executive Vice President and Director of Engineering of HNS. The Board of Directors concluded that Mr. Kaul should continue to serve as a member of the Board of Directors due to, among other things, his technical and managerial experience acquired within the satellite industry, including his experience with Hughes.

Mark Jackson

Mr. Mark W. Jackson is President of EchoStar Technologies L.L.C., a subsidiary of EchoStar Corp. since 2004. Mr. Jackson served as President of EchoStar Technologies Corporation from June 2004 through December 2007.

Anders Johnson

Mr. Anders N. Johnson is President of EchoStar Satellite Services LLC, a subsidiary of the Company, since June 2011. Mr. Johnson was previously at SES World Skies where he served as Senior Vice President of Strategic Satellite Development. Mr. Johnson joined SES GLOBAL after the combination of GE Americom and SES GLOBAL in 2001. Prior to SES GLOBAL, Mr. Johnson worked at GE Capital beginning in 1985 in a variety of executive level roles in Satellite Services, Aviation Services, and Transportation & Industrial Financing.

Dean Manson

Mr. Dean A. Manson is Executive Vice President, General Counsel, Secretary of Echostar Corporation. He is responsible for all legal and government affairs of EchoStar Corporation and its subsidiaries. Mr. Manson joined Hughes Network Systems, LLC in 2000 from the law firm of Milbank, Tweed, Hadley & McCloy, where he focused on international project finance and corporate transactions, and was appointed General Counsel of Hughes Communications in 2004. Mr. Manson received a Bachelor of Science in Engineering from Princeton University and a Juris Doctorate from Columbia University School of Law.

Sandra Kerentoff

Ms. Sandra L. Kerentoff is Executive Vice President - Global Human Resources of EchoStar Corp, since February 2012, following her appointment as head of Global Human Resources in October 2011. Ms. Kerentoff also has served as Senior Vice President, Administration and Human Resources of HNS since April 2000. Ms. Kerentoff joined HNS in 1977 and, from 1977 to 2000, held various positions of increasing responsibility.

Kenneth Carroll

Mr. Kenneth G. Carroll is Executive Vice President - Corporate and Business Development of EchoStar Corp. since December 2012. Mr. Carroll served as our Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer from November 2011 to November 2012. Mr. Carroll, a 20-year veteran in the satellite TV and satellite broadband industry, served as Chief Operating Officer of EchoStar Satellite Services from August 2010 to June 2011, and as Executive Vice President, Business Development and International, of EchoStar from June 2011 to November 2011. Prior to joining EchoStar, from 2003 to 2010, Mr. Carroll served as President and Chief Operating Officer of WildBlue Communications, Inc., a nationwide satellite broadband company. In addition, Mr. Carroll previously served as Chief Financial Officer for Liberty Satellite & Technology and DTH satellite TV provider, PrimeStar.

Kranti Kilaru

Mr. Kranti K. Kilaru is Executive Vice President - Business Systems, IT, and Operations of Echostar Corporation., since July 2013. Mr. Kilaru served as our Senior Vice President of our systems engineering group from April 2005 to July 2013 and was responsible for all broadcast centers, systems engineering, and global information technology infrastructure and operations. Mr. Kilaru joined EchoStar Technologies L.L.C. in 1989 and, from 1989 to 2005, held various positions of increasing responsibility.

Robert Dodge

Mr. Robert Stanton Dodge is Director of EchoStar Corp. since 2009. Mr. Dodge has served as a member of our Board of Directors since 2009. Mr. Dodge is currently the Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary of DISH Network Corporation and is responsible for all legal, government affairs and corporate communications for DISH Network Corporation and its subsidiaries. From October 2007 to November 2011, Mr. Dodge served as our Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary pursuant to a management services agreement between DISH Network Corporation and EchoStar that was entered into in connection with the spin-off of EchoStar from DISH Network Corporation on January 1, 2008 (the “Spin-off”). Since joining DISH Network Corporation in November 1996, he has held various positions of increasing responsibility at DISH Network Corporation and its subsidiaries. The Board of Directors concluded that Mr. Dodge should continue to serve as a member of the Board of Directors due to, among other things, his knowledge of our industry, particularly in light of his business and legal expertise obtained during his prior service as our General Counsel, his service as DISH Network Corporation’s General Counsel and roles of increasing responsibility held at DISH Network Corporation during his 19 years of service.

Anthony Federico

Mr. Anthony M. Federico is an Independent Director of EchoStar Corp. Mr. Federico has served as a member of our Board of Directors since May 2011, and serves on our Executive Compensation Committee, Nominating Committee, and Audit Committee. The Board of Directors has determined that Mr. Federico meets the independence requirements of NASDAQ and SEC rules and regulations. Until 2012, Mr. Federico served as Vice President, Chief Engineer, and Graphic Communications Executive Liaison of Xerox Corporation (“Xerox”). Mr. Federico joined Xerox in 1968, and held various product and general management positions, as well as numerous engineering, solutions, information management, and process re-engineering positions. Mr. Federico led the internal development of most of Xerox’s major production products over the last 20 years, including DocuPrint, DocuTech, DocuTech HLC, Nuvera, and iGen3. Mr. Federico’s other positions previously held with Xerox included: Vice President/General Manager Production Solutions Businesses, Vice President of Technology for Production Systems, Vice President/General Manager Technology and Document Production Solutions, and Vice President Market-To-Collection and North American Information Management. The Board of Directors concluded that Mr. Federico should continue to serve as a member of the Board of Directors due to, among other things, his technical and managerial experience, acquired, in part, during his tenure with Xerox.

Tom Ortolf

Mr. Tom A. Ortolf is an Independent Director of EchoStar Corp. Since 2005, Mr. Ortolf has served as a member of our Board of Directors since our formation in 2007, and is a member of our Executive Compensation Committee, Nominating Committee, and Audit Committee, where he serves as our “audit committee financial expert.” The Board of Directors has determined that Mr. Ortolf meets the independence requirements and “audit committee financial expert” requirements of NASDAQ and SEC rules and regulations. Since 2005, Mr. Ortolf has also served as a member of the Board of Directors of DISH Network Corporation and as a member of its Executive Compensation Committee, Nominating Committee, and Audit Committee. Mr. Ortolf has been the President of Colorado Meadowlark Corp. (“CMC”), a privately held investment management firm, for over twenty years. The Board of Directors concluded that Mr. Ortolf should continue to serve as a member of the Board of Directors due to, among other things, his extensive knowledge of EchoStar from his service as a director since 2007 and as a director of DISH Network Corporation and his investment and financial experience gained, in part, as President of CMC.

C. Michael Schroeder

Mr. C. Michael Schroeder is an Independent Director of EchoStar Corp. In 1981, In 1981, Mr. Schroeder has served as a member of our Board of Directors since our formation in 2007, and serves on our Executive Compensation Committee, Nominating Committee, and Audit Committee. The Board of Directors has determined that Mr. Schroeder meets the independence requirements of NASDAQ and SEC rules and regulations. In 1981, Mr. Schroeder founded Consumer Satellite Systems, Inc. (“CSS”), which he grew to encompass a 10 state distribution system operating in a region ranging from Wisconsin to Florida. CSS served retailers selling satellite systems, televisions and a range of consumer electronics products. Mr. Schroeder also founded a programming division of CSS that grew to serve over 400,000 subscribers. Prior to the Spin-off, Mr. Schroeder served on the Board of Directors of DISH Network Corporation and was a member of DISH Network Corporation’s Executive Compensation Committee, Nominating Committee, and Audit Committee. The Board of Directors concluded that Mr. Schroeder should continue to serve as a member of the Board of Directors due to, among other things, his knowledge of EchoStar from his service as a director since 2007, as a director of DISH Network Corporation prior to the Spin-off, and his operational expertise and satellite systems sales knowledge developed, in part, with CSS.

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