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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Thomas May

69 2016 Independent Chairman of the Board

Sumner Redstone

92 2016 Chairman Emeritus

Robert Bakish

53 2016 President, Chief Executive Officer, Director

Shari Redstone

62 2006 Non-Executive Vice Chairman of the Board

Wade Davis

44 2012 Chief Financial Officer, Executive Vice President

Scott Mills

48 2015 Executive Vice President, Chief Administrative Officer

Christa D'Alimonte

2017 Executive Vice President, General Counsel, Secretary

Michael Fricklas

56 2006 Executive Vice President, General Counsel, Secretary

Keyes Hill-Edgar

2017 Executive Vice President - Global Business Affairs

Doretha Lea

51 2013 Executive Vice President - Global Government Affairs

Katherine Gill-Charest

52 2010 Senior Vice President, Chief Accounting Officer, Controller

Dan Reich

2017 Senior Vice President - Global Multiplatform Products

Sarah Levy

2017 Chief Operating Officer - Global Entertainment Group

Frederic Salerno

73 2016 Lead Independent Director

George Abrams

83 2006 Director

Kenneth Lerer

64 2016 Independent Director

Blythe McGarvie

60 2007 Independent Director

Judith McHale

69 2016 Independent Director

Ronald Nelson

64 2016 Independent Director

Deborah Norville

58 2013 Independent Director

Charles Phillips

57 2006 Independent Director

William Schwartz

82 2006 Independent Director

Nicole Seligman

60 2016 Independent Director

Cristiana Sorrell

43 2013 Independent Director

Biographies

Name Description

Thomas May

Mr. Thomas J. May serves as Independent Chairman of the Board of the Company. He has been a member of our Board since August 18, 2016 and its Chairman since September 14, 2016. Mr. May is being re-nominated to our Board because of his independence and his extensive experience as a chief executive officer and director, leading and advising major companies in the energy and financial sectors. Mr. May is the Chairman of Eversource Energy and served as its President and Chief Executive Officer and as a Trustee from 2012 to 2016. Mr. May has served as a director of Bank of America Corporation since 2004, as the Chairman of each of The Connecticut Light and Power Company, NSTAR Electric Company (and as its President and Chief Executive Officer and Trustee from 1994 to 2012), NSTAR Gas Company, Public Service Company of New Hampshire, Western Massachusetts Electric Company and Yankee Gas Services Company, which are privately held, since 2012, and as a director of Liberty Mutual Holding Company, Inc. since 2002. He is Chairman of the Stonehill College Board of Trustees, a trustee of the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and a member of the board of the John F. Kennedy Library Foundation.

Sumner Redstone

Mr. Sumner M. Redstone serves as 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 President, Chief Executive Officer, Director of the Company. Mr. Bakish has been a member of our Board of Directors and our President and Chief Executive Officer since December 12, 2016, having served as Acting President and Chief Executive Officer beginning November 15, 2016. He also serves as President and Chief Executive Officer of the Viacom Global Entertainment Group, a brand group within our Media Networks business that combined Viacom International Media Networks (“VIMN”) and a number of domestic channels, a position he has held since October 31, 2016. Mr. Bakish is being re-nominated to our Board due to his extensive knowledge of Viacom, including his nearly 20 years in various positions in the company and as our President and CEO, and his deep understanding of our industry. Mr. Bakish joined Former Viacom in 1997 and has held leadership positions throughout the organization, most recently serving as President and Chief Executive Officer of Viacom International Media Networks and its predecessor company, MTV Networks International (“MTVNI”), from 2007 to 2016. Prior to that, Mr. Bakish served as President of MTVNI, and prior to that as EVP, Operations and Viacom Enterprises and as EVP and Chief Operating Officer, MTV Networks Advertising Sales. Prior to joining MTV Networks, Mr. Bakish was SVP, Planning, Development and Technology at Former Viacom. Before joining Former Viacom in 1997, Mr. Bakish was a partner with Booz Allen & Hamilton in its Media and Entertainment practice. Mr. Bakish has served as a director of Avid Technology, Inc. since 2009.

Shari Redstone

Ms. Shari E. Redstone serves as 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 is Co-founder and Managing Partner of Advancit Capital, an investment firm launched in 2011 that focuses on early stage companies at the intersection of media, entertainment and technology. Advancit is an investor in over 50 companies. Ms. Redstone has been President of NAI since 2000, and also serves as a director. Ms. Redstone is Co-Chairman of MovieTickets.com and is a member of the Board of Directors and Executive Committee for the National Theatre Owners Association. Ms. Redstone earned a BS from Tufts University and a JD and a Masters in Tax Law from Boston University. She practiced corporate law, estate planning and criminal law in the Boston area before joining NAI. Ms. Redstone is actively involved in a variety of charitable, civic, and educational organizations. She is currently a member of the Board of Directors at Combined Jewish Philanthropies and the John F. Kennedy Library Foundation. Ms. Redstone sits on the Board of Trustees at Dana Farber Cancer Institute. She served on the Board of Directors of The National Center on Addiction and Substance Abuse — Columbia University from 2003 to 2012.

Wade Davis

Mr. Wade C. Davis serves as 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. Prior to joining Viacom, Mr. Davis was an investment banker in the technology and media sectors for more than a decade.

Scott Mills

Mr. Scott M. Mills serves as Executive Vice President, Chief Administrative Officer of the Company since May 2015. Previously, he was Executive Vice President, Human Resources and Administration beginning in October 2012. Prior to that, he was President and Chief Operating Officer of BET Networks beginning in July 2007, its President of Digital Media from August 2006 to July 2007 and its Chief Financial Officer beginning in 2003. He first joined BET Networks in 1997, serving as Senior Vice President of Strategy & Business Development, and served as Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of BET Interactive from 1999 to 2003. Mr. Mills has served as a director of Principal Financial Group Inc. since July 2016.

Christa D'Alimonte

Ms. Christa A. D'Alimonte has been appointed as Executive Vice President, General Counsel, Secretary of the Company, effective April 15, 2017. With nearly 25 years of corporate legal experience, D'Alimonte is currently Senior Vice President, Deputy General Counsel and Assistant Secretary at Viacom. She joined the company in 2012 from Shearman & Sterling LLP, where she was Deputy Practice Group Leader of the firm's Global Mergers & Acquisitions group. While at Shearman & Sterling, D'Alimonte represented Viacom on a variety of significant corporate matters. D'Alimonte graduated from Georgetown University Law Center. She earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in Politics , and a Certificate of Proficiency in Latin American Studies from Princeton University.

Michael Fricklas

Mr. Michael D. Fricklas was Executive Vice President, General Counsel, Secretary of Viacom Inc, effective May 26, 2017. Mr. Fricklas has been our Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary since January 1, 2006. Prior to that, he was Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary of the predecessor of Viacom beginning in May 2000 and Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary from October 1998 to May 2000. He first joined Viacom’s predecessor in July 1993, serving as Vice President and Deputy General Counsel and assuming the title of Senior Vice President in July 1994.

Keyes Hill-Edgar

Mr. Keyes Hill-Edgar has been appointed as Executive Vice President - Global Business Affairs of the Company, effective April 15, 2017. He has been also appointed as General Counsel of Viacom Media Networks of the Company, effective April 15, 2017. He will continue to oversee Business and Legal Affairs for the domestic media networks, and his responsibilities will be broadened to include Viacom International Media Networks, Content Distribution and the Media Networks' labor, guild and production legal matters. He joined Viacom in 2000, serving most recently as Executive Vice President, Business Affairs and General Counsel for Viacom Media Networks. Prior to joining Viacom, Hill-Edgar was an Associate at Shearman & Sterling LLP. He earned his law degree from Columbia Law School and graduated from Harvard University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in History and Literature.

Doretha Lea

Ms. Doretha (DeDe) F. Lea serves as Executive Vice President - Global Government Affairs of the Company. Ms. Lea 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 the predecessor of 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 Viacom’s predecessor from 1997 to 2004.

Katherine Gill-Charest

Ms. Katherine Gill-Charest serves as Senior Vice President, Chief Accounting Officer, Controller of Viacom Inc. Ms. Gill-Charest 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.

Dan Reich

Mr. Dan Reich is Senior Vice President - Global Multiplatform Products of the Company. Mr. Reich most recently served as Senior Vice President, Multiplatform Product Strategy & Development for VIMN, where he oversaw the launch of Play Plex. Previously, he was Vice President of Strategy & Business Development for VIMN. His career with Viacom began in 2006 when he joined MTV Networks Digital Music Group as Manager of Strategy & Operations at URGE. Prior to MTV, he was Director of Business Development at WhenU, and before that, worked as a financial analyst for Salomon Smith Barney. He holds a BS in Economics and Finance as well as an MBA from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania.

Sarah Levy

Ms. Sarah Levy serves as Chief Operating Officer - Global Entertainment Group of the Company. Levy most recently served as COO of the Viacom Kids & Family Group and COO of Nickelodeon prior to that role. During her 18-year tenure at Viacom, she has overseen various businesses and departments ranging from Consumer Products to TV Networks to Ad Sales. Her many achievements include the acquisition and development of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles franchise, which has become a category-leading cross-platform success, generating more than $5 billion at retail and over $700 million at the global box office. She has led the way in expanding the Nickelodeon brand to new businesses and has developed key strategic partnerships in consumer products and recreation. She began her career with Nickelodeon in 1998 as Director of Business Development. Levy received a B.A. degree in Economics from Harvard College and an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School. Prior to business school, she worked at The Walt Disney Co. and at Goldman Sachs & Co.

Frederic Salerno

Mr. Frederic V. Salerno serves as 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 serves as 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

Mr. Kenneth B. Lerer serves as Independent Director of the Company since August 18, 2016. Mr. Lerer is being re-nominated to our Board because of his independence, entrepreneurial achievements and extensive experience in the media and public relations industries. He has been a Managing Partner at Lerer Hippeau Ventures since 2010 and serves as the Chairman of Buzzfeed, a privately-held media company that he co-founded in 2006. He is the Co-Founder, and was previously the Chairman, of The Huffington Post. Mr. Lerer also serves on the boards of Group Nine Media and Fly Blade, Inc., each a privately-held company. Mr. Lerer is Chairman Emeritus of the Public Theater in New York City and serves on the boards of the Association to Benefit Children (ABC) and the Bank Street College of Education.

Blythe McGarvie

Ms. Blythe J. McGarvie serves as 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.

Judith McHale

Ms. Judith A. McHale serves as Independent Director of the Company since August 18, 2016. Ms. McHale is being re-nominated to our Board because of her independence and experience leading a major media conglomerate, her expertise in global affairs, and her background in operations and financial management. Ms. McHale currently serves as President and Chief Executive Officer of Cane Investments, LLC, a private investment company, which she joined in 2011. From 2009 to 2011, Ms. McHale served as the Under Secretary of State for Public Diplomacy and Public Affairs for the U.S. Department of State. From 2004 to 2006, Ms. McHale served as the President and Chief Executive Officer of Discovery Communications, Inc., the parent company of Discovery Channel, and served as its President and Chief Operating Officer from 1995 to 2004. In 2006, Ms. McHale worked with private equity firm Global Environment Fund to launch the GEF/Africa Growth Fund, an investment vehicle focused on supplying expansion capital to small and medium-sized enterprises that provide consumer goods and services in emerging African markets. She has served on the boards of Ralph Lauren, Corp. since 2011 and both SeaWorld Entertainment, Inc. and Hilton Worldwide Holdings Inc. since 2013. She previously served on the boards of Host Hotel & Resorts, Inc., DigitalGlobe Inc., John Hancock Financial Services, Inc. and Potomac Electric Power Company.

Ronald Nelson

Mr. Ronald L. Nelson serves as Independent Director of the Company since August 18, 2016. Mr. Nelson is being re-nominated to our Board because of his independence and experience as a chief executive officer, chief financial officer and chief operating officer of major companies and his long-standing background in the media industry. He currently serves as the Executive Chairman of Avis Budget Group, Inc., previously served as its Chairman and Chief Executive Officer from 2006 to 2015 and also served as Chief Operating Officer from 2010 until 2015. Prior to that, Mr. Nelson held several executive finance and operating roles, beginning in April 2003, with Cendant Corporation, including as Chief Financial Officer and President, and also served as a director from 2003 to 2006. From 1994 to 2003, Mr. Nelson served as Co-Chief Operating Officer of DreamWorks SKG. Prior to that, he was Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer and a director at Paramount Communications, Inc., formerly Gulf + Western Industries, Inc. Mr. Nelson has served on the boards of Convergys Corporation and Hanesbrands, Inc. since 2008.

Deborah Norville

Ms. Deborah Norville serves as 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 has been the anchor of Inside Edition, a top-rated syndicated newsmagazine, since 1995. 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., serves as Independent Director of Viacom Inc. He has been a member of our Board 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 serves as 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.

Nicole Seligman

Ms. Nicole Seligman serves as Independent Director of the Company since August 18, 2016. Ms. Seligman is being re-nominated to our Board because of her independence, her experience in leading a major media conglomerate, and her exceptional achievements in the legal profession. Until March 2016, Ms. Seligman served as the President of Sony Entertainment, Inc. (beginning in 2014) and of Sony Corporation of America (beginning in 2012), and as Senior Legal Counsel of Sony Group (beginning in 2014). Ms. Seligman previously served as Executive Vice President and General Counsel of Sony Corporation from 2005 to 2014. She joined Sony in 2001 and served in a variety of other capacities during her tenure, including as a Corporate Executive Officer and Group Deputy General Counsel of Sony Corporation, and as General Counsel and an Executive Vice President at Sony Corporation of America, a subsidiary of Sony Corporation. Prior to joining Sony Corporation of America, Ms. Seligman was a partner in the litigation practice at Williams & Connolly LLP in Washington, D.C., where she worked on a broad range of complex civil and criminal matters and counseled a wide range of clients, including President William Jefferson Clinton and Lt. Col. Oliver North. Ms. Seligman joined Williams & Connolly in 1985. Ms. Seligman has been a Non-Executive Director at WPP plc since 2014 and has served as its Senior Independent Director since April 2016. Ms. Seligman served as law clerk to Justice Thurgood Marshall on the Supreme Court of the United States from 1984 to 1985 and as law clerk to Judge Harry T. Edwards at the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit from 1983 to 1984.

Cristiana Sorrell

Ms. Cristiana Falcone Sorrell serves as 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.