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Viacom Inc (VIA.O)

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Thomas May

2016 Chairman of the Board

Sumner Redstone

92 2016 Chairman Emeritus

Robert Bakish

51 2016 Acting President, Chief Executive Officer

Shari Redstone

62 2006 Non-Executive Vice Chairman of the Board

Wade Davis

43 2012 Chief Financial Officer, Executive Vice President

Scott Mills

48 2015 Executive Vice President, Chief Administrative Officer

Michael Fricklas

55 2006 Executive Vice President, General Counsel, Secretary

Carl Folta

58 2006 Executive Vice President - Corporate Communications

DeDe Lea

51 2013 Executive Vice President - Global Government Affairs

Katherine Gill-Charest

51 2010 Senior Vice President, Chief Accounting Officer, Controller

Frederic Salerno

72 2016 Lead Independent Director

George Abrams

83 2006 Director

Kenneth Lerer

2016 Director

Judith McHale

2016 Director

Ronald Nelson

2016 Director

Nicole Seligman

2016 Director

Blythe McGarvie

59 2007 Independent Director

Deborah Norville

57 2013 Independent Director

Charles Phillips

57 2006 Independent Director

William Schwartz

82 2006 Independent Director

Cristiana Sorrell

42 2013 Independent Director

Biographies

Name Description

Thomas May

Sumner Redstone

Mr. Sumner M. Redstone is Chairman Emeritus of the Company. He was Executive Chairman of the Board of Viacom Inc. Mr. Redstone has been our Executive Chairman of the Board of Directors since January 1, 2006. He has also served as Executive Chairman and Founder of CBS Corporation since January 1, 2006. He was Chairman of the Board of former Viacom Inc. (“Former Viacom”), which is now known as CBS Corporation, beginning in 1987 and Chief Executive Officer of Former Viacom from 1996 to 2005. He has been Chairman of the Board of National Amusements, Inc., our controlling stockholder, since 1986, its Chief Executive Officer since 1967 and also served as its President from 1967 through 1999. Mr. Redstone served as the first Chairman of the Board of the National Association of Theatre Owners and is currently a member of its Executive Committee. He has been a frequent lecturer at universities, including Harvard Law School, Boston University Law School and Brandeis University. Mr. Redstone graduated from Harvard University in 1944 and received an LL.B. from Harvard University School of Law in 1947. Upon graduation, he served as law secretary with the U.S. Court of Appeals and then as a special assistant to the U.S. Attorney General. Mr. Redstone served in the Military Intelligence Division during World War II. While a student at Harvard, he was selected to join a special intelligence group whose mission was to break Japan’s high-level military and diplomatic codes. Mr. Redstone received, among other honors, two commendations from the Military Intelligence Division in recognition of his service, contribution and devotion to duty, and the Army Commendation Award.

Robert Bakish

Mr. Robert M. Bakish serves as Acting President, Chief Executive Officer of the Company., effective November 15, 2016. He was the Executive Vice President, Operations and Viacom Enterprises of Viacom Inc. Mr. Bakish has worked for Viacom in a variety of roles since joining the company in 1997. Before serving as President of MTV Networks International, Mr. Bakish was Viacom's Executive Vice President, Operations and Viacom Enterprises. In this role, he was responsible for strategic planning, business development and other corporate initiatives. Previously, he served as Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of MTV Networks Advertising Sales and, prior to that, was Senior Vice President, Planning, Development and Technology for Viacom, where he worked on new business opportunities and overseeing Viacom's global satellite portfolio and its U.S. Network Operations Center. Before joining Viacom, Mr. Bakish was a partner with Booz Allen & Hamilton in its Media and Entertainment practice. Mr. Bakish serves on the board of directors of Avid Technology Inc., a NASDAQ listed company. He received an M.B.A. from the Columbia University School of Business in 1989 and a B.S. in Operations Research from Columbia's School of Engineering and Applied Science in 1985.

Shari Redstone

Ms. Shari E. Redstone is Non-Executive Vice Chairman of the Board of Viacom Inc., since January 1, 2006. She also serves as Non-Executive Vice Chair of the Board of CBS Corporation. Ms. Redstone served on the Board of Former Viacom beginning in 1994, becoming Vice Chairman in June 2005. Ms. Redstone is being re-nominated to our Board because of her extensive experience in and understanding of the entertainment industry, her experience and talent managing a large business, and her position with NAI, including as one of its significant stockholders. Ms. Redstone has been President of NAI since 2000, and prior to that, served as Executive Vice President beginning in 1994. Ms. Redstone is also co-Founder and Managing Partner of Advancit Capital. An attorney, Ms. Redstone is a member of the Board of Directors and Executive Committee for the National Association of Theatre Owners and Co-Chairman of MovieTickets.com, Inc. She is also a member of the board of several charitable organizations, including the Dana Farber Cancer Institute, Combined Jewish Philanthropies and the John F. Kennedy Library Foundation. Ms. Redstone is also a director of NAI.

Wade Davis

Mr. Wade C. Davis is Chief Financial Officer, Executive Vice President of Viacom Inc. since November 2012. Prior to that, he served as Executive Vice President, Strategy and Corporate Development beginning in August 2009, as Senior Vice President, Mergers & Acquisitions and Strategic Planning from January 2007 to August 2009 and as Senior Vice President of Mergers & Acquisitions beginning January 1, 2006.

Scott Mills

Mr. Scott Mills is Executive Vice President, Chief Administrative Officer of the company. since May 2015. Prior to that, he served as Executive Vice President, Human Resources and Administration beginning in October 2012. From 1997 to 2012, Mr. Mills served in several positions at BET Networks, including, most recently, as its President and Chief Operating Officer.

Michael Fricklas

Mr. Michael D. Fricklas is Executive Vice President, General Counsel, Secretary of Viacom Inc. He has been our Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary since January 2006. Prior to that, he served as Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary of Former Viacom beginning in 2000. He first joined Former Viacom in 1993 as Senior Vice President and Deputy General Counsel.

Carl Folta

Mr. Carl D. Folta is Executive Vice President - Corporate Communications of Viacom Inc. since November 2006. Prior to that, he served as Executive Vice President, Office of the Chairman beginning January 1, 2006. He has served in senior communications positions with the Company since April 1994 and was appointed Executive Vice President, Corporate Relations, of Former Viacom in November 2004. Mr. Folta held various communications positions at Paramount Communications Inc., a predecessor, from 1984 to 1994.

DeDe Lea

Ms. DeDe Lea is Executive Vice President - Global Government Affairs of the company. She has been our Executive Vice President, Global Government Affairs since January 2013, having previously served as Executive Vice President, Government Relations beginning in November 2005. Prior to that, she was Senior Vice President, Government Relations of Former Viacom beginning in September 2005. Prior to that, she served as Vice President of Government Affairs at Belo Corp. from 2004 to 2005 and as Vice President, Government Affairs of Former Viacom from 1997 to 2004.

Katherine Gill-Charest

Ms. Katherine Gill-Charest is Senior Vice President, Chief Accounting Officer, Controller of Viacom Inc. She has been our Senior Vice President, Controller and Chief Accounting Officer since October 2010. Prior to that, she was Senior Vice President, Deputy Controller beginning in April 2010 and Vice President, Deputy Controller from May 2007 to April 2010. Prior to joining Viacom, Ms. Gill-Charest served as Chief Accounting Officer of WPP Group USA from November 2005 to May 2007 and as its Vice President, Group Reporting from February 2001 to November 2005.

Frederic Salerno

Mr. Frederic V. Salerno is Lead Independent Director of Viacom Inc., He is a retired Vice Chairman and Chief Financial Officer of Verizon Communications Inc., a position he held from June 2000 to October 2002. Prior to that, Mr. Salerno served as Vice Chairman and Chief Financial Officer of Bell Atlantic (Verizon's predecessor) beginning in August 1997. Prior to the merger of Bell Atlantic and NYNEX Corporation, Mr. Salerno served as Vice Chairman, Finance and Business Development, of NYNEX from 1994 to 1997. Mr. Salerno was Vice Chairman of the Board of NYNEX and President of the NYNEX Worldwide Services Group from 1991 to 1994. Mr. Salerno has served as a director of Akamai Technologies, Inc. since 2002, IntercontinentalExchange, Inc. since 2002, CBS Corporation since 2007 and FCB Financial Holdings Inc. since 2010.

George Abrams

Mr. George S. Abrams is Director of Viacom Inc., since January 1, 2006, having previously served as a director of Former Viacom beginning in 1987. Mr. Abrams is being re-nominated to our Board because of his extensive knowledge of and history with Viacom, his skills as an attorney and advisor, his familiarity with issues facing media and entertainment companies, and his involvement with NAI, our controlling stockholder. Mr. Abrams has been an attorney associated with the law firm of Winer and Abrams in Boston since 1969. Prior to that, Mr. Abrams served for three years as General Counsel and Staff Director of the United States Senate Judiciary Committee for Refugees. Mr. Abrams is a Trustee of the Boston Museum of Fine Arts and a Fellow and/or Director of a number of other arts and education related boards and foundations. He is also a director of NAI and served as a director of Sonesta International Hotels Corporation from 1995 to 2012.

Kenneth Lerer

Judith McHale

Ronald Nelson

Nicole Seligman

Blythe McGarvie

Ms. Blythe J. McGarvie is Independent Director of Viacom Inc., since April 12, 2007. She has been a member of our Board since April 12, 2007. Ms. McGarvie is being re-nominated to our Board because of her independence, her financial expertise and critical thinking, her experience and talent as a consultant and her international experience. Ms. McGarvie was on the faculty of the Harvard Business School from 2012 to 2014. From 2003 to 2012, Ms. McGarvie was the Chief Executive Officer of Leadership for International Finance, LLC, a firm focused on improving clients’ financial positions and providing leadership seminars for corporate and academic groups, having previously served as President beginning in January 2003. Ms. McGarvie has served as a director of Accenture Ltd. since 2001, LKQ Corporation since 2012 and Sonoco Products Company since 2014. Ms. McGarvie also served as a director of The Pepsi Bottling Group, Inc. from 2002 to 2010 and The Travelers Companies, Inc. from 2003 to 2011.

Deborah Norville

Ms. Deborah Norville ia an Independent Director of Viacom Inc. Since March 21, 2013. Ms. Norville is being re-nominated to our Board because of her independence, her critical thinking, and her extensive experience in the media industry. She is the anchor of Inside Edition, a top-rated syndicated newsmagazine. Prior to Inside Edition, Ms. Norville served as a correspondent and anchor for CBS News programs including Street Stories, 48 Hours and CBS Evening News. Previously, she anchored NBC News at Sunrise and was news anchor and co-host of NBC’s Today program. Ms. Norville is a two-time Emmy award winner with more than thirty years of reporting experience and an author of several books. She serves as a Director of the Broadcasters Foundation of America and as Co-Chair of the Duke University Parents Committee.

Charles Phillips

Mr. Charles E. Phillips, Jr., is Independent Director of Viacom Inc., since January 1, 2006, having previously served as a director of Former Viacom beginning in 2004. Mr. Phillips is being re-nominated to our Board because of his independence, his experience as a senior executive in a large, multinational corporation, his financial industry background and financial and analytical expertise, his knowledge of technology issues and his familiarity with issues facing media, new media and intellectual property-driven companies. Mr. Phillips has been CEO of Infor Global Solutions since December 2010. He was a President of Oracle Corporation from 2003 to 2010 and served as a member of its Board of Directors and Executive Management Committee from 2004 to 2010.

William Schwartz

Mr. William Schwartz is Independent Director of Viacom Inc., since January 1, 2006, having previously served as a director of Former Viacom beginning in 1987. Mr. Schwartz is being re-nominated to our Board because of his independence, his extensive knowledge of and history with Viacom, his experience in governance matters, his skills as an attorney and advisor and his background in academics. He is counsel to the law firm of Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft, a position he has held since 1988. Mr. Schwartz served as Vice President for Academic Affairs (the chief academic officer) of Yeshiva University from 1993 to 1998, and has been University Professor of Law at Yeshiva University and the Cardozo School of Law since 1991. Mr. Schwartz was Dean of the Boston University School of Law from 1980 to 1988, and a professor of law at Boston University from 1955 to 1991. Mr. Schwartz is an honorary member of the National College of Probate Judges. Mr. Schwartz formerly served as chairman of UST Corp., and was chairman of the Boston Mayor’s Special Commission on Police Procedures and a member of the Legal Advisory Board of the New York Stock Exchange.

Cristiana Sorrell

Ms. Cristiana Falcone Sorrell is an Independent Director of Viacom Inc. Since March 21, 2013. Ms. Falcone Sorrell is being re-nominated to our Board because of her independence, her critical thinking, her experience and talent as a consultant and her international experience. She serves as Senior Adviser to the Chairman at the World Economic Forum. She also served as Principal Consultant, Office of Outreach and Partnership, for the Inter-American Development Bank from 2011 to 2015. Prior to joining the World Economic Forum in 2004, Ms. Falcone Sorrell held positions at the International Labour Organization and Shell. Ms. Falcone Sorrell is Chief Executive Officer of JMCMRJ Sorrell Foundation, a member of the Italian National Press Guild, a board member of Internews, a member of the board of trustees of The Paley Center for Media and a member of the board of advisors for Tufts University’s Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy. Ms. Falcone Sorrell has served as a director of Revlon Inc. since 2014.