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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Albrecht De Graeve

61 2014 Non-Executive Chairman of the Board of Directors and Independent Director (Representing IDw Consult BVBA)

John Porter

59 2013 Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director, Executive Director

Birgit Conix

51 2013 Chief Financial Officer

Luc Machtelinckx

54 2010 Executive Vice President and General Counsel

Jeroen Bronselaer

38 2015 Senior Vice President Residential Marketing

Claudia Poels

49 2009 Senior Vice President Human Resources

Ann Caluwaerts

50 2011 Senior Vice President Public Affairs & Media Management

Dieter Nieuwdorp

41 2014 Senior Vice President Strategy & Corporate Development

Martine Tempels

55 Senior Vice President Telenet Business

Micha Berger

46 2013 Chief Technology Officer

Veenod Kurup

51 2013 Chief Information Officer

Rob Goyens

Vice President Strategic Planning, Treasury & Investor Relations

Benedikte Paulissen

47 2015 Chief Customer Officer

Patrick Vincent

53 2015 Chief Transformation Officer

Charles Bracken

49 2005 Non-Executive Director

Diederik Karsten

59 2007 Non-Executive Director

Manuel Kohnstamm

54 2007 Non-Executive Director

Balan Nair

49 2011 Non-Executive Director

Jim Ryan

51 2007 Non-Executive Director

Andre Sarens

64 2012 Non-Executive Director, Observer

Suzanne Schoettger

48 Non-Executive Director

Dana Strong

46 Non-Executive Director

Christiane Franck

65 Non-Executive Independent Director

Jo Van Biesbroeck

60 Non-Executive Independent Director (Representing JoVB BVBA)

Biographies

Name Description

Albrecht De Graeve

Mr. Albrecht (Bert) De Graeve has served as Non-Executive Chairman of the Board of Directors and Independent Director (Representing IDw Consult BVBA) of Telenet Group Holding N.V. since April 2014. He has served as a Director of the Company since April 2014. From 1982 to 1991, Mr. De Graeve held various financial responsibilities at the international level within Alcatel-Bell. From 1991 to 1996, he led Shanghai Bell Telephone Equipment Manufacturing Company, a Chinese joint-venture of Alcatel Bell, followed by a position as Director International Affairs at the headquarters of Alcatel in Paris. In 1996, Mr. De Graeve became CEO of the BRTN (currently VRT), the Flemish public broadcasting company, which he reorganized into a modern and innovative state-owned company. In 2002, Mr. De Graeve joined the Bekaert Group as Chief Financial and Administration Officer and General Secretary. He was appointed CEO in 2006, succeeding Mr. Julien De Wilde. In May 2014, he became Chairman of Bekaert. He also serves on the board of directors of, among other companies, UCB and was director of Guberna until 2010. Mr. De Graeve holds a law degree from Universiteit Gent (1980), a postgraduate degree in Financial Management, a Masters degree in Financial Management from Instituut voor Postuniversitair Onderwijs, Antwerp (IPO), and a Masters degree in Tax Management from Vlaamse Economische Hogeschool (VLEKHO). He is Chairman of the Remuneration & Nomination Committee of the Company.

John Porter

Mr. John C. Porter has served as Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director, Executive Director of Telenet Group Holding N.V. since April 1, 2013. Mr. Porter currently serves as Chairman and Non-Executive Director on the board of the listed company Enero and oOh!media. From 1995 to May 2012 he was Chief Executive Officer of AUSTAR United Communications, Australia. Previously he also served as Chief Operating Officer, Asia Pacific for United International Holdings. From 1989 to 1994 he was President, Ohio Division, Time Warner Communications. Mr. Porter started his career at Group W Broadcasting and Cable, as Director Government Relations before becoming General Manager of Westinghouse Cable Systems in Texas and Alabama.

Birgit Conix

Ms. Birgit Conix has served as Chief Financial Officer of Telenet Group Holding N.V. since October 1, 2013. She has over 20 years of experience in finance across a number of industries, including fast moving consumer goods, medical devices and pharmaceuticals. She held international assignments in Amsterdam, London, Madrid, Frankfurt and Dusseldorf. She is currently Regional Head of Finance for Heineken's Western European organization at their Amsterdam headquarters and is also Member of Heineken's Western European Management team and Global Finance Leadership team. Prior to joining Heineken in 2011, Ms. Conix built a career at Johnson & Johnson (J&J), where she held different top-level international positions with growing responsibilities in finance, strategy and business operations. Prior to J&J, she worked at Tenneco and Reed-Elsevier. She holds a Master of Science degree in Business Economics from Tilburg University in the Netherlands and also obtained a Masters of Business Administration degree from the Graduate School of Business, University of Chicago.

Luc Machtelinckx

Mr. Luc Machtelinckx has served as Executive Vice President and General Counsel of Telenet Group Holding N.V. since 2010. He joined Telenet as Director Legal Affairs in February 1999. In this function, he was closely involved in the initial commercial steps, as well as the further development of Telenet's telephony and internet offerings. After the acquisition of the cable assets of the Mixed Intercommunales, Mr. Machtelinckx specialized in cable television legal affairs and more specifically, he played a role in the iDTV project. In January 2007, Mr. Machtelinckx was appointed Vice President and General Counsel and Senior Vice President and General Counsel as of January 2008. Prior to joining Telenet, Mr. Machtelinckx worked for 11 years at Esso Benelux in various Legal and HR functions as well as for three years at BASF Antwerp as Legal Manager and as Communication Manager.

Jeroen Bronselaer

Mr. Jeroen Bronselaer has served as Senior Vice President Residential Marketing of Telenet Group Holding N.V. since July 30, 2015. Jeroen Bronselaer joined the Telenet Group in September 2010 and was first responsible for the negotiations and relations with broadcasters and content suppliers. He was regularly promoted within the entertainment business up to Vice President Product Entertainment, reporting into the Senior Vice President - Residential Marketing (Ms. Inge Smidts). Prior to joining the Telenet Group, Jeroen Bronselaer worked for 7 years at the Flemish public broadcaster VRT, where he started out as a TV producer but quickly evolved into more business driven roles within the Media department of VRT. Jeroen Bronselaer holds a Master degree as Commercial Engineer and Post-graduate degree in Communication from Katholieke Universiteit Leuven.

Claudia Poels

Ms. Claudia Poels has served as Senior Vice President Human Resources of Telenet Group Holding N.V. since June 15, 2009. Prior to joining the Telenet group, Ms. Poels worked since 1992 at EDS, where she gained experience working within various human resources disciplines. In 2002 she was promoted to HR Director of the Belgian and Luxembourg entity, and in 2006 she became the HR Operations Director for Northern Europe.

Ann Caluwaerts

Ms. Ann Caluwaerts has served as Senior Vice President Public Affairs & Media Management of Telenet Group Holding N.V. since April 11, 2011. She has more than 20 years of international experience in the technology and telecom sector. The last 17 years, Ms. Caluwaerts held several positions within British Telecom. Recently, she has been Vice President Service Strategy & Programs, responsible for the transformation of British Telecom's Global Services. Between 1996 and 2011, Ms. Caluwaerts held several international positions within British Telecom (BT), one of the world’s biggest suppliers of telecommunications solutions and services. Her latest position at BT was Senior Vice President Strategy, responsible for the transformation and strategy of BT Global Services. Ms. Caluwaerts holds a Master in Electronic Engineering from Katholieke Universiteit Leuven.

Dieter Nieuwdorp

Mr. Dieter Nieuwdorp has served as Senior Vice President Strategy & Corporate Development of Telenet Group Holding N.V. since May 1, 2014. He started his career as a lawyer with Loeff Claeys Verbeke in 1998. In 2001, he moved on to Allen & Overy. Mr. Nieuwdorp joined Telenet in 2007 and was appointed Corporate Counsel, responsible for the legal side of all M&A and other corporate transactions and partnerships of the Telenet Group and he was appointed Corporate Secretary. In 2010, he became VP Corporate Counsel & Insurance and assumed additional responsibilities as head of the insurance department. As of May 1, 2014, he joined the Senior Leadership Team as Senior Vice President Strategy & Corporate Development. Mr. Nieuwdorp holds a Master of Law degree from Katholieke Universiteit Leuven and an LL.M degree from the University of Pennsylvania.

Martine Tempels

Ms. Martine Tempels has served as Senior Vice President Telenet Business of Telenet Group Holding N.V. She is responsible for the Company's business-to-business division. She joined the Company in 2009 and joined the executive team in 2010. She started her career at NCR as Account Manager. Then she moved to EDS and became Account Manager in 1996 and assumed responsibilities as Business Unit Manager for the financial and commercial sector. In 2007, she was appointed Application Service Executive for the Northern and Central Region EMEA. Ms. Tempels holds a Master in Business and Economics from Vrije Universiteit Brussel.

Micha Berger

Mr. Micha Berger has served as Chief Technology Officer of Telenet Group Holding N.V. since July 2013. He joined the Telenet Group in July 2013 and he leads the activities of the Engineering Department, the Service Assurance Group and Mobile Services as Chief Technology Officer (CTO) since that time. As of July 1, 2013, he also joined Telenet’s Senior Leadership Team, reporting directly to the Company’s CEO. Mr. Berger has worked for Liberty Global since 2006, initially as Manager of the Engineering Department at UPC Nederland. As Vice President at Liberty Global since 2010, he has been responsible for Horizon Next Generation digital TV development and product roll-out. Before these endeavors, he gained his first experience in the cable industry at HOT Israel, where he was responsible for the development of the interactive digital service platform and the roll-out of video-on-demand.

Veenod Kurup

Mr. Veenod Kurup has served as Chief Information Officer of Telenet Group Holding N.V. since May 2013. He joined Telenet in May 2013 as Chief Information Officer and he leads Telenet’s Information Technology department since that time. In May 2013, he also joined Telenet’s Senior Leadership Team, reporting directly to the Company’s CEO. Mr. Kurup is a cable industry veteran who held various IT, operational and engineering roles in over fourteen years with Cox Communications Inc. Before joining Telenet, Mr. Kurup worked at Gandeeva, a technology consultancy that lists Liberty Global plc among its international clients. His affinity with telecommunications, his broad technological knowledge, strategic vision and leadership qualities make him the ideal person to lead the IT team.

Rob Goyens

Benedikte Paulissen

Ms. Benedikte Paulissen has served as Chief Customer Officer of Telenet Group Holding N.V. since April 29, 2015. She joined the Company on April 29, 2015. Benedikte Paulissen studied Applied Economics at the KU Leuven and obtained a post-graduate degree in European law at Universite Catholique de Louvaine. She also worked for Flanders Technology International, a non-profit organization established by the Flemish government to promote technology, innovation and science. In 1998, she switched to Telenet and worked at the communication department and the marketing division to promote Telenet to the general public. In 2004, she was made responsible for all direct sales channels, including telesales and sales via indirect sales channels, including own shops, dealers and Telenet Centres. From 2011 she was also responsible for all customer service activities.

Patrick Vincent

Mr. Patrick Vincent has served as Chief Transformation Officer of Telenet Group Holding N.V. since April 29, 2015. Until April 29, 2015, he served as Chief Customer Officer of the Company. In the past, he was Executive Vice President of Residential Sales and Care of the Company. He joined Telenet in September 2004. Mr. Vincent started his career in 1989 in the food industry as Business Unit Manager of the cash and carry division at NV Huyghebaert. From 1994 to 1998 he was responsible for product sales and in 1998 was promoted to Commercial Director. From 2000 to 2004 he worked at Tech Data, an information distribution Company, as Sales Director for Belgium and Luxembourg, and in 2002 was promoted to the role of Director for Sales and Marketing.

Charles Bracken

Mr. Charles H. R. Bracken has served as Non-Executive Director of Telenet Group Holding N.V. since July 2005. He is Executive Vice President & Co-Chief Financial Officer (Principal Financial Officer) of Liberty Global, Inc since January 2012 and June 2005, respectively. He was Senior Vice President from April 2005. Mr. Bracken serves as Member of the Board of Management of Liberty Global Europe Holding BV and as officer and/or director of various European and United States based subsidiaries of LGI. Mr. Bracken is a graduate of the University of Cambridge. He is Member of the Remuneration & Nomination Committee of the Company.

Diederik Karsten

Mr. Diederik Karsten has served as Non-Executive Director of Telenet Group Holding N.V. since May 31, 2007. He has been Chief Executive Officer of UPC Nederland BV, a subsidiary of Liberty Global, Inc. and part of the UPC Broadband division, since July 2004. Prior to joining UPC Nederland BV, Mr. Karsten was Director and is currently Non-Executive Board Member of EasyJet PLC. Mr. Karsten has also worked for KPN Mobile BV, PepsiCo and Procter & Gamble, where he held several Marketing and General Management positions. He holds a degree in Business Economics from Erasmus Universiteit Rotterdam, with specializations in Marketing and Accountancy.

Manuel Kohnstamm

Mr. Manuel Kohnstamm has served as Non-Executive Director of Telenet Group Holding N.V. since May 31, 2007. He has been Managing Director Public Policy & Communications UPC Corporate. He has been working for Liberty Global Europe since 2000. He is currently responsible for government affairs, external relations and communications for LGI in Europe, based in Amsterdam and Brussels. He is Member of the Board of Directors of VECAI, the Dutch Association of Cable Operators, European Cable Communications Association and International Communications Round Table. He also serves as Chairman of Cable Europe. Mr. Kohnstamm holds a degree in International and European law from Universiteit van Amsterdam and a postgraduate degree in international relations from the Clingendael Diplomat School in The Hague. He also completed the Cable Executive Management program at Harvard Business School, Boston, MA.

Balan Nair

Mr. Balan Nair has served as Non-Executive Director of Telenet Group Holding N.V. since April 2011. He further serves as Executive Vice President and Chief Technology Officer Liberty Global Inc since January 2012 and July 2007, respectively. Prior to joining Liberty Global, he served as CTO and Executive Vice President for AOL LLC and on different positions at Qwest Communications International Inc. He is Director of Austar United Communications Limited and Adtran Inc., a United States-based public company. Mr. Nair holds a patent in systems development and is a Licensed Professional Engineer in Colorado. He holds a Masters of Business Administration and a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering, both from Iowa State University.

Jim Ryan

Mr. Jim Ryan has served as Non-Executive Director of Telenet Group Holding N.V. since May 31, 2007. He has been Senior Vice President & Chief Strategy Officer of Liberty Global, Inc. In this capacity, Mr. Ryan is responsible for corporate development and strategy focusing on M&A, strategic planning and group strategy for the operations of LGI. He holds a degree in Politics, Philosophy and Economics from St. John's College, University of Oxford.

Andre Sarens

Mr. Andre Sarens has served as Non-Executive Director, Observer of Telenet Group Holding N.V. since April 2012. He served as Non-Executive Director of the Company between December 2003 and April 2012. Mr. Sarens is currently Grid Participations Manager at Electrabel, having previously held numerous senior finance and administration positions related to Electrabel’s utility service distribution activities in Belgium. In these capacities, he has represented Electrabel and the mixed inter-municipalities in their business dealings with Telenet NV from 1999. Mr. Sarens served on the board of directors of several of the mixed inter-municipalities in Belgium, and holds several board positions in Electrabel affiliates as eg. Electrabel Green Projects Flanders.

Suzanne Schoettger

Ms. Suzanne Schoettger serves as Non-Executive Director of Telenet Group Holding N.V. Suzanne Schoettger has worked with Liberty Global and its predecessors since April 1999. Currently Ms. Schoettger holds the position of Managing Director, Chief of Staff for the CEO Office. Prior to this position Ms. Schoettger held the position of Liberty Global's Chief Audit & Compliance Officer. Before that, she held various positions in financial reporting, auditing and internal controls working across Liberty Global's global footprint. Before joining Liberty Global, Ms. Schoettger worked in the audit practice of Arthur Andersen. Ms. Schoettger holds a Masters in Professional Accounting from the University of Texas at Austin and a Bachelor of Arts in Economics from Hastings College. In addition, she has completed Harvard Business School's General Management Program. She is Member of the Audit Committee of the Company.

Dana Strong

Ms. Dana M. Strong serves as Non-Executive Director of Telenet Group Holding N.V. Dana Strong, who started at the Liberty Global group in 1999, held several positions before becoming Chief Transformation Officer at Liberty Global. She was COO at Virgin Media, CEO at UPC Ireland and COO at AUSTAR Entertainment in Australia. In her current role as Chief Transformation Officer at Liberty Global, she identifies strategic and operational opportunities in collaboration with CEO Mike Fries. She holds a degree in History and Economics from the University of Pennsylvania.

Christiane Franck

Ms. Christiane Franck serves as Non-Executive Independent Director of Telenet Group Holding N.V. Christiane Franck has been CEO of Vivaqua in Brussels since 2005, where she also started her career. At Vivaqua, she consecutively held the positions of ICT Manager, Commercial Manager of Distribution and Secretary General. Vivaqua, specializing in water production and distribution, serves over two million inhabitants throughout Belgium through close cooperation with the public authorities at local, regional and federal level. Christiane Franck brings a strong level of service company experience to Telenet. Christiane Franck has a Masters in Mathematics from the Brussels University and is a member of the board of the Brussels University and a member of the advisory committee of Ethias Mutual Insurance Company. She is Member of the Audit Committee and Member of the Remuneration & Nomination Committee of the Company.

Jo Van Biesbroeck

Mr. Jo Van Biesbroeck serves as Non-Executive Independent Director (Representing JoVB BVBA) of Telenet Group Holding N.V. He was nominated by an Independent Director. He holds a degree in Economics from Katholieke Universiteit Leuven. He is Chairman of the Audit Committee of the Company. Up to 2014, Jo Van Biesbroeck has been Chief Strategy Officer of Anheuser-Busch InBev SA/NV (formerly known as InBev SA and Interbrew) where he also started his career in 1978. Anheuser-Busch InBev is the world’s leading brewer and is amongst the world’s top five companies operating consumer goods. Mr. Van Biesbroeck held various positions in controlling and finance and was Senior Vice-President of Corporate Strategy, Chief Business Development Officer, Chief Strategy and Business Development Officer, Chief Sales Officer, and Zone President Western Europe in that order. As of 1 September 2015, Jo Van Biesbroeck is manager of RSC Anderlecht. He is also an independent and non-executive director of Kinepolis Group NV.