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Take-Two Interactive Software Inc (TTWO.OQ)

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Strauss Zelnick

59 2011 Executive Chairman of the Board, Chief Executive Officer

Karl Slatoff

46 2013 President

Lainie Goldstein

48 2007 Chief Financial Officer

Daniel Emerson

44 2014 Executive Vice President, General Counsel

Michael Dornemann

70 Lead Independent Director

Robert Bowman

61 2007 Independent Director

Jon Moses

57 2007 Independent Director

Michael Sheresky

48 2007 Independent Director

Susan Tolson

54 2014 Independent Director

Biographies

Name Description

Strauss Zelnick

Mr. Strauss Zelnick is an Executive Chairman of the Board, Chief Executive Officer of Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc. Mr. Zelnick has been Chairman of the Company since March 2007, Executive Chairman of the Board of Directors since February 2008 and Chief Executive Officer of the Company since January 2011. Mr. Zelnick also is a partner in ZelnickMedia. Mr. Zelnick serves as Executive Chairman of the Board of Directors and Chief Executive Officer of the Company pursuant to the terms of the 2014 Management Agreement between the Company and ZelnickMedia. Mr. Zelnick served as Executive Chairman of Direct Holdings Worldwide, Inc., Mr. Zelnick’s appointment as President and Chief Executive Officer of BMG Entertainment followed his tenure as President and Chief Executive Officer of BMG’s North American business unit from 1994 through 1998. Before joining BMG Entertainment, Mr. Zelnick was President and Chief Executive Officer of Crystal Dynamics, a leading producer and distributor of interactive game software. Prior to that, he spent four years as President and Chief Operating Officer of 20th Century Fox, where he managed all aspects of its worldwide motion picture and distribution business. Previously, he spent three years at Vestron Inc. as a senior executive, and rose to become President and Chief Operating Officer. Mr. Zelnick also served as Vice President, International Sales, Television for Columbia Pictures. Mr. Zelnick currently serves as a member of the board of directors, as a member of the compensation committee and the investment committee, and as the chairperson of the audit committee and the nominating and corporate governance committee of Starwood Property Trust, Inc. He also serves as a member of the boards of directors of Alloy, Inc., Mr. Zelnick previously served as a member of the board of directors of Blockbuster, Inc. Mr. Zelnick serves as Chairman of the Entertainment Software Association.

Karl Slatoff

Mr. Karl Slatoff is a President of Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc., and served as Chief Operating Officer of the Company from October 2010 through April 2013. Mr. Slatoff serves as President of the Company pursuant to the terms of the 2014 Management Agreement between the Company and ZelnickMedia. See “Certain Relationships and Related Transactions—Management Agreement.” From February 2008 to October 2010, Mr. Slatoff served as an Executive Vice President of the Company. Mr. Slatoff also is a partner in ZelnickMedia and serves as a director of Cannella Response Television, LLC. Prior to joining ZelnickMedia in 2001, Mr. Slatoff served as Vice President, New Media for BMG Entertainment, where he was responsible for guiding BMG’s online digital strategies, including the development of commercial digital distribution initiatives and new business models for the sale and syndication of online content. From 1994 to 1996, Mr. Slatoff worked in strategic planning at the Walt Disney Company, where he focused on the consumer products, studio and broadcast divisions, as well as several initiatives in the educational, publishing and new media sectors. From 1992 to 1994, Mr. Slatoff worked in the corporate finance and mergers and acquisitions units at Lehman Brothers where he focused on the consumer products and retail/merchandising industries.

Lainie Goldstein

Ms. Lainie Goldstein is Chief Financial Officer of Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc., and is responsible for overseeing Finance, Investor Relations and Corporate Communications. Ms. Goldstein previously served as the Company’s Senior Vice President of Finance from November 2003. Ms. Goldstein is a CPA with over 20 years of financial and business experience in the software, entertainment, retail and apparel industries, with proven success in managing the finance function of publicly traded companies. Prior to joining the Company, Ms. Goldstein held a number of positions of increasing responsibility with Nautica Enterprises, Inc., most recently serving as Vice President, Finance and Business Development. Earlier in her career, she held positions in the audit and reorganization departments at Grant Thornton LLP.

Daniel Emerson

Mr. Daniel Emerson is Executive Vice President, General Counsel of Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc. Mr. Emerson joined the Company as a Vice President in June 2005 and served in various capacities of increasing responsibility within the legal department, including Senior Vice President, Corporate Secretary and Deputy General Counsel. In addition to serving as the General Counsel of the Company, Mr. Emerson oversees administrative management of Internal Audit on behalf of the Audit Committee. Prior to joining the Company, Mr. Emerson was a partner in the New York office of the law firm Blank Rome LLP, where he represented public and private companies in mergers & acquisitions, securities law, financings and general corporate matters.

Michael Dornemann

Mr. Michael Dornemann is Lead Independent Director of Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc. Mr. Dornemann is an entertainment and marketing executive with more than 30 years of management consulting, corporate development, strategic advisory and media experience. Prior to 2001, Mr. Dornemann was an executive board member of Bertelsmann AG for 16 years and Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Bertelsmann Entertainment (music and television division, BMG and RTL Group). Before that, he held positions with IBM and Boston Consulting Group. Mr. Dornemann has previously served on several boards, including as Chairman of Jet Set AG, a worldwide fashion company based in Switzerland, until 2009; as a director of Columbia Music Entertainment (CME) of Japan until 2010; and as vice-chairman and as an audit and compensation committee member of Access Worldwide Communications until 2013. Mr. Dornemann’s highly relevant leadership, management, marketing and consulting experience, including his role as Chief Executive Officer of Bertelsmann Entertainment, strongly qualifies him to provide effective leadership to the independent directors, and to contribute to all aspects of board discussion and operations, including strong oversight of our management agreement with ZelnickMedia Corporation (“ZelnickMedia”). His accomplished history of service with fashion and entertainment companies, including as an outside director, provides an unusual level of insight into both our business and our governance.

Robert Bowman

Mr. Robert A. Bowman is an Independent Director of Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc. Mr. Bowman is the President and Chief Executive Officer of Major League Baseball Advanced Media, L.P. (“MLB Advanced Media”), which manages the interactive and Internet rights for Major League Baseball, a position he has held since 2000. Prior to joining MLB Advanced Media, Mr. Bowman was President and Chief Operations Officer of ITT Corporation from 1995 through 2000, where he previously served as Chief Financial Officer from 1991 through 1995. Mr. Bowman served as the Treasurer of the State of Michigan from 1983 through 1990, overseeing its tax policy and collection and the state’s pension fund. Mr. Bowman serves as President of the Michigan Education Trust and is a director of The Warnaco Group, Inc., serving on the Audit Committee and Compensation Committee at Warnaco. Mr. Bowman also serves as a director of ViaSat Inc., an internet and communications service provider. Mr. Bowman served as a Director of Blockbuster, Inc. from 2003 to 2010 and World Wrestling Entertainment, Inc. The Warnaco Group, Inc. from 2004 to 2013, and World Wrestling Entertainment, Inc. from 2003 to 2008. He brings strong business operations experience, and financial expertise as a former large company CFO, as well as financial and investment perspective from his tenure as Treasurer of the State of Michigan

Jon Moses

Mr. Jon J. Mose is Independent Director of Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc. Mr. Moses is a media executive, entrepreneur and consultant with more than 30 years of experience in the television, radio, publishing, video game and digital media industries. Mr. Moses is currently an advisor to a portfolio of early stage digital ventures and a consultant in the media industry in the United States where he works closely with a range of clients and in strategic alliance with Borden Media Consulting. Mr. Moses was most recently an advisor to the President of KapanLagi Network, the largest on-line media business in Indonesia from August 2013 to May 2015. Mr. Moses was the Founder and, from October 1998 through July 2009, the Chief Executive Officer of UGO Networks, Inc., an online publisher delivering information and entertainment for gamers. Mr. Moses managed the sale of that company to the Hearst Corporation in August 2007. Mr. Moses previously served as President of MTV Russia and oversaw the successful establishment of MTV Networks in Russia in 1998. Mr. Moses also served as the President of BMG Interactive from 1993 to 1996, the former video game and new technologies division of BMG Entertainment. Most recently, Mr. Moses was the Founder and, from 2010 to 2014, President of Bagooba, a social media start up. Mr. Moses serves on advisory boards to Simulmedia, Inc. and Flow corp. Mr. Moses provides insight based on vast media experience and leadership history, including his roles as CEO of UGO Networks, President of MTV Russia and President of BMG Interactive, and his deep understanding of the interactive entertainment industry and its global opportunities.

Michael Sheresky

Mr. Michael Sheresky is an Independent Director of Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc. Mr. Sheresky is a partner at United Talent Agency, where he has served as a motion picture talent agent since June 2009. Mr. Sheresky is responsible for structuring projects and deals in the areas of motion picture and television development, production and distribution. From 1992 through 1995, and then from 1997 through May 2009, Mr. Sheresky held a number of positions at the William Morris Agency, a talent agency, most recently Senior Vice President in its Motion Picture Department. During that time, he represented authors, journalists, screenwriters, directors, producers and actors in the motion picture and television businesses. Mr. Sheresky’s entertainment experience as a talent agent is an important asset to the Board of Directors, including his particularly strong insight into the development and compensation of creative talent and of management.

Susan Tolson

Ms. Susan Tolson is Independent Director of Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc. Ms. Tolson is a financial executive with more than 20 years of experience in the financial services industry. Ms. Tolson worked at Capital Research and Management Company and Capital Research Company, subsidiaries of The Capital Group Companies, Inc., from 1990 to 2010. She served in various capacities, including Senior Vice President and Portfolio Manager. Before joining Capital Research, Ms. Tolson was an Investment Officer at Aetna Investment Management Company, making private investments in media and entertainment companies. Ms. Tolson is a director of Groupe Lagardère (a global company operating in media, entertainment, sports and retail). She also serves as a board member and audit committee member of the American Cinémathèque (a nonprofit cultural organization); as a board member, audit committee member and nomination and compensation committee member of Worldline E-Payments Services (which focuses on e-payment transactional services); and as a board member, compensation committee member and nominating and governance committee member of OUTFRONT Media Inc. (a provider of advertising space on out-of-home advertising structures and sites). She was a trustee and member of the business affairs committee of The American University of Paris until March 2014, where she served on the investment committee. Ms. Tolson brings to the Board of Directors significant experience in entertainment and financial/investment matters from her previous positions, together with her existing current service as a director of both for profit and nonprofit organizations. Ms. Tolson holds a B.A., cum laude, in economics from Smith College, and an MBA from Harvard University Graduate School of Business Administration.

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