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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Mark Dankberg

60 2003 Chairman of the Board, Chief Executive Officer

Richard Baldridge

56 2003 President, Chief Operating Officer

Shawn Duffy

45 2014 Chief Financial Officer, Senior Vice President

Steven Hart

61 2014 Executive Vice President - Engineering, Chief Technology Officer

Mark Miller

56 2014 Executive Vice President, Chief Technology Officer

Keven Lippert

42 2014 Executive Vice President, General Counsel, Secretary

Bruce Dirks

55 2014 Senior Vice President - Corporate Development, Treasury

H. Stephen Estes

60 2014 Senior Vice President-Enterprises service

Kevin Harkenrider

59 2012 Senior Vice President - Broadband Services

Ken Peterman

58 2014 Senior Vice President- Government Systems

John Zlogar

59 2011 Vice President - Commercial Networks

Frank Biondi

71 2015 Independent Director

Robert Bowman

60 2013 Independent Director

Robert Johnson

61 1986 Independent Director

B. Allen Lay

80 1996 Independent Director

Jeffrey Nash

67 1987 Independent Director

John Stenbit

75 2004 Independent Director

Harvey White

81 2005 Independent Director

Biographies

Name Description

Mark Dankberg

Mr. Mark D. Dankberg is Chairman of the Board, Chief Executive Officer of ViaSat, Inc. Mr. Dankberg provides our Board with significant operational, business and technological expertise in the satellite and communications industry, and intimate knowledge of the issues facing our management. Mr. Dankberg also has significant expertise and perspective as a member of the boards of directors of companies in various industries, including communications. Mr. Dankberg serves as a director of TrellisWare Technologies, Inc., a majority-owned subsidiary of ViaSat that develops advanced signal processing technologies for communication applications, and was a director of REMEC, Inc. In addition, Mr. Dankberg serves on the board of Minnetronix, Inc., a privately-held medical device and design company, and was elected to the Rice University Board of Trustees in 2013. Prior to founding ViaSat, he was Assistant Vice President of M/A-COM Linkabit, a manufacturer of satellite telecommunications equipment, from 1979 to 1986, and Communications Engineer for Rockwell International Corporation from 1977 to 1979. Mr. Dankberg holds B.S.E.E. and M.E.E. degrees from Rice University.

Richard Baldridge

Mr. Richard A. Baldridge is President, Chief Operating Officer of ViaSat Inc. From September 2000 to August 2002, Mr. Baldridge served as Executive Vice President, Chief Operating Officer and Chief Financial Officer. He currently serves as President and Chief Operating Officer of ViaSat. In addition, Mr. Baldridge serves as a director of Ducommun Incorporated, a provider of engineering and manufacturing services to the aerospace and defense industries, and CommNexus San Diego, a non-profit technology industry association. Prior to joining ViaSat, Mr. Baldridge served as Vice President and General Manager of Raytheon Corporation’s Training Systems Division from January 1998 to April 1999. From June 1994 to December 1997, Mr. Baldridge served as Chief Operating Officer, Chief Financial Officer and Vice President — Finance and Administration for Hughes Information Systems and Hughes Training Inc., prior to their acquisition by Raytheon in 1997. Mr. Baldridge’s other experience includes various senior financial and general management roles with General Dynamics Corporation. Mr. Baldridge holds a B.S.B.A. degree in Information Systems from New Mexico State University.

Shawn Duffy

Ms. Shawn Duffy is Chief Financial Officer, Senior Vice President of ViaSat, Inc. In 2009, she was appointed ViaSat’s Vice President and Corporate Controller and in 2012 was appointed Vice President — Corporate Controller and Chief Accounting Officer. From August 2012 until April 2013, Ms. Duffy also served as interim Chief Financial Officer. She assumed her current position as Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer in June 2014. Prior to joining ViaSat, Ms. Duffy was a Senior Manager at Ernst & Young, LLP, serving the technology and consumer product markets. Ms. Duffy is a certified public accountant in the State of California, and earned a B.S.B.A. degree in Accounting from San Diego State University.

Steven Hart

Mr. Steven R. Hart is Chief Technical Officer, Executive Vice President - Engineering of ViaSat, Inc.. Mr. Hart is a founder of ViaSat and served as Vice President and Chief Technical Officer from March 1993 to May 2013, when he was appointed Vice President — Engineering and Chief Technical Officer. He assumed his current position as Executive Vice President — Engineering and Chief Technical Officer in June 2014. From 1986 through 1993, Mr. Hart served as Engineering Manager. Prior to joining ViaSat, Mr. Hart was a Staff Engineer and Manager at M/A-COM Linkabit from 1982 to 1986. Mr. Hart holds a B.S. degree in Mathematics from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas and a M.A. degree in Mathematics from the University of California, San Diego.

Mark Miller

Mr. Mark J. Miller, CPA, is Chief Technical Officer and Executive Vice President of ViaSat, Inc., since March 1993. Mr. Miller is a founder of ViaSat and served as Vice President and Chief Technical Officer of ViaSat from March 1993 to June 2014, when he assumed his current position as Executive Vice President — Chief Technical Officer. From 1986 through 1993, Mr. Miller served as Engineering Manager. Prior to joining ViaSat, Mr. Miller was a Staff Engineer at M/A-COM Linkabit from 1983 to 1986. Mr. Miller holds a B.S.E.E. degree from the University of California, San Diego and an M.S.E.E. degree from the University of California, Los Angeles.

Keven Lippert

Mr. Keven K. Lippert is Vice President, General Counsel, Secretary of ViaSat, Inc. Mr. Lippert joined ViaSat in May 2000 as Associate General Counsel and Assistant Secretary. In April 2007, he was appointed ViaSat’s Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary and in 2012 was appointed Senior Vice President — General Counsel and Secretary. He assumed his current position as Executive Vice President — General Counsel and Secretary in June 2014. Prior to joining ViaSat, Mr. Lippert was a corporate associate at the law firm of Latham & Watkins LLP. Mr. Lippert holds a J.D. degree from the University of Michigan and a B.S. degree in Business Administration from the University of California, Berkeley.

Bruce Dirks

Mr. Bruce L. Dirks is Senior Vice President - Corporate Development, Treasury of ViaSat, Inc. Prior to joining ViaSat, Mr. Dirks served as a portfolio manager at Fidelity Management & Research Company from 2000 to April 2013, and was Vice President — Investments at TRW Investment Management Company from 1993 to 2000. Mr. Dirks began his career at Raytheon Company as a financial analyst and also worked on the corporate finance team at General Dynamics Corporation. Mr. Dirks earned a B.A. degree in Economics from Amherst College and an M.B.A. degree from the University of Chicago.

H. Stephen Estes

Mr. H. Stephen Estes is the Senior Vice President — Enterprise Services of ViaSat, Inc. Mr. Estes served as Vice President and General Manager of the Antenna Systems group from 2000 to 2003. From 2003 to 2005, he served as a co-founder of an entrepreneurial startup. In September 2005, Mr. Estes rejoined ViaSat as Vice President — Human Resources. During fiscal year 2012, Mr. Estes assumed the position of Vice President — Government Systems and Human Resources, and in May 2013, was appointed Vice President — Enterprise Services. He assumed his current position of Senior Vice President — Enterprise Services in June 2014. Mr. Estes began his career as an electrical design engineer, moving into various management positions in engineering, program management, sales and marketing, and general management for companies that included Scientific-Atlanta, Loral (now part of L-3 Communications), and AEL Cross Systems (now part of BAE Systems). Mr. Estes holds a B.S. degree in Mathematics from Brescia University, an Electrical Engineering degree from Georgia Tech and an M.B.A. degree from Georgia State University focused on finance and marketing.

Kevin Harkenrider

Mr. Kevin J. Harkenrider is Senior Vice President - Broadband Services of ViaSat, Inc. Mr. Harkenrider joined ViaSat in October 2006 as Director — Operations, served as Vice President — Operations from January 2007 until December 2009, served as Vice President of ViaSat and Chief Operating Officer of ViaSat Communications Inc. from December 2009 to April 2011, and Senior Vice President — Infrastructure Operations from April 2011 to May 2012, when he assumed his current position as Senior Vice President — Broadband Services. Prior to joining ViaSat, Mr. Harkenrider served as Account Executive at Computer Sciences Corporation from 2002 through October 2006. From 1992 to 2001, Mr. Harkenrider held several positions at BAE Systems, Mission Solutions (formerly GDE Systems, Marconi Integrated Systems and General Dynamics Corporation, Electronics Division), including Vice President and Program Director, Vice President — Operations and Vice President — Material. Prior to 1992, Mr. Harkenrider served in several director and program manager positions at General Dynamics Corporation. Mr. Harkenrider holds a B.S. degree in Civil Engineering from Union College and an M.B.A. degree from the University of Pittsburgh.

Ken Peterman

Mr. Ken PETERMAN is senior Vice President - Government Systems of ViaSat, Inc. Mr. Peterman joined ViaSat in April 2013 as Vice President — Government Systems. In June 2014, he was appointed Senior Vice President — Government Systems. Mr. Peterman has over 30 years of experience in general management, systems engineering, strategic planning, portfolio management, and business leadership in the aerospace and defense industries. From July 2012 to April 2013, Mr. Peterman served as President and Chief Executive Officer of SpyGlass Group, a company he co-founded which provides executive strategic advisory services to the aerospace and defense industries. From 2011 to July 2012, Mr. Peterman served as President of Exelis Communications and Force Protection Systems, and from 2007 to 2011, he served as President of ITT Communications Systems, which are both developers and providers of command, control, communications, computers, intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance products and systems. Previously, Mr. Peterman was Vice President and General Manager of Rockwell Collins Government System’s Integrated C3 Systems and Rockwell Collins Displays and Awareness Systems. Mr. Peterman earned a B.S.E.E. degree from Tri-State University (now Trine).

John Zlogar

Mr. John Zlogar is Vice President - Commercial Networks of ViaSat, Inc. Mr. Zlogar joined ViaSat in April 2000 as part of ViaSat’s acquisition of several commercial divisions of Scientific-Atlanta. From 2003 to 2011, he served as Vice President and General Manager of ViaSat’s Antenna Systems group. Since August 2011, he has served as Vice President — Commercial Networks. During his career, Mr. Zlogar has held various management positions in engineering, program management, business development, and general management. Mr. Zlogar holds a B.S.E.E. degree from Pennsylvania State University and an M.S.E.E. degree from Stanford University.

Frank Biondi

Mr. Frank J. Biondi, Jr., is an Independent Director of the Viasat, Inc. Mr. Biondi provides our Board with leadership expertise and expansive board experience resulting from his top executive roles at various corporations in the television and entertainment industries. Mr. Biondi currently serves as Senior Managing Director of WaterView Advisors LLC, a private equity fund specializing in media, a position he has held since 1999. Prior to joining WaterView Advisors, Mr. Biondi was Chairman and CEO of Universal Studios from 1996 through 1998, served as President and CEO of Viacom Inc. from 1987 to 1996, and served as Chairman and CEO of Coca Cola Television and an Executive Vice President of the Entertainment Business Sector of the Coca Cola Company from 1985 through 1987. Mr. Biondi currently serves on the Board of Directors of Amgen, Inc., Cablevision Systems Corporation, Seagate Technology PLC and RealD Inc. Mr. Biondi previously served on the Board of Directors of Hasbro, Inc. from 2002 until May 2015, the Board of Directors of Yahoo! Inc. from 2008 until 2010 and the Board of Directors of Harrah’s Entertainment from 2002 to 2008. He is a graduate of Princeton University and earned an MBA from Harvard University.

Robert Bowman

Mr. Robert Bowman is an Independent Director of ViaSat, Inc., effective April 26, 2013. Mr. Bowman provides valuable insights to our Board as a result of his experience as a Chief Executive Officer of various media companies, his knowledge of digital media, and his extensive financial experience in both the public and private sectors. Mr. Bowman serves as President of Business and Media of Major League Baseball Advanced Media, L.P., which manages the interactive and internet rights for Major League Baseball, a position he has held since its inception in 2000. Prior to joining MLB Advanced Media, he was President and Chief Operations Officer of ITT Corporation from 1995 to 2000, where he previously served as Chief Financial Officer from 1991 to 1995. Mr. Bowman served as Treasurer of the State of Michigan from 1983 to 1990, overseeing its tax policy and collection and the state’s pension fund. He currently serves as President of the Michigan Education Trust and as a member of the board of directors of Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc. and Vince Holding Corp. Mr. Bowman also formerly served on the board of directors of Blockbuster Inc., The Warnaco Group, Inc. and World Wrestling Entertainment, Inc.

Robert Johnson

Dr. Robert W. Johnson is an Independent Director of ViaSat, Inc. Mr. Johnson brings significant business and corporate finance expertise to our Board through his role as an investor in companies in various industries. Mr. Johnson has worked in the venture capital industry since 1980, and has acted as an independent investor and served on the board of directors of a number of entrepreneurial companies since 1983. Mr. Johnson has also taught classes at the Stanford Graduate School of Business, Stanford Department of Engineering, Caltech, UCLA Anderson School of Management and the Claremont Graduate School. Mr. Johnson earned B.S. and M.S. degrees in Electrical Engineering from Stanford University and M.B.A. and D.B.A. degrees from the Harvard Business School.

B. Allen Lay

Mr. B. Allen Lay is an Independent Director of ViaSat, Inc. Mr. Lay brings significant business and financial expertise to our Board due to his background as an investor in companies in various fields. From 1983 to 2001, he was a General Partner of Southern California Ventures, a venture capital company. From 2001 to the present, he has acted as a consultant to the venture capital industry. Mr. Lay also has significant expertise and perspective as a member of the boards of directors of companies in various industries, including software and hardware. Mr. Lay formerly served as the President and Chief Operating Officer of CADO Systems, Inc., and Chief Executive Officer of Meridian Data Inc. and Westbrae Natural Inc. He has served on a number of boards of directors of companies both private and public, and currently serves on the board of directors of Carley Lamps, LLC and NPI, LLC.

Jeffrey Nash

Dr. Jeffrey M. Nash is an Independent Director of ViaSat Inc. Dr. Nash provides our Board with significant operational and financial expertise due to his background as an executive of, investor in, and consultant to technology companies in various fields, including communications, aerospace and defense. From 2003 to 2009, Dr. Nash was President and Chairman of Inclined Plane Inc., a privately-held consulting and intellectual property development company serving the defense, communications and media industries. Dr. Nash also brings significant expertise and perspective through his service as a member of the boards of directors of private and public companies in various industries, including defense. Dr. Nash previously served as a director of REMEC, Inc., a former manufacturer of microwave products for defense, commercial communications and related applications, and Pepperball Technologies, Inc., a former manufacturer of non-lethal personal defense equipment for law enforcement, security and personal defense applications.

John Stenbit

Mr. John P. Stenbit is an Independent Director of ViaSat Inc. Mr. Stenbit provides our Board with significant technological, defense and national security expertise as a result of his distinguished career of corporate and government service focused on the communications, aerospace and satellite fields. From 2001 to his retirement in March 2004, Mr. Stenbit served as the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Command, Control, Communications, and Intelligence (C3I) and later as Assistant Secretary of Defense of Networks and Information Integration / Department of Defense Chief Information Officer, the C3I successor organization. From 1977 to 2001, Mr. Stenbit worked for TRW, retiring as Executive Vice President. Mr. Stenbit was a Fulbright Fellow and Aerospace Corporation Fellow at the Technische Hogeschool, Einhoven, Netherlands. Mr. Stenbit has chaired the Science Advisory Panel to the Director for the Administrator of the Federal Aviation Administration and to the Director of the Central Intelligence Agency. He also has significant expertise and perspective as a member of the boards of directors of private and public companies in various industries. Mr. Stenbit currently serves on the board of directors of Loral Space & Communications Inc. (Nasdaq: LORL) and Defense Group Inc., a private corporation. He also serves on the board of trustees of The Mitre Corp., a not-for-profit corporation, and as a member of the Advisory Boards of the National Security Agency and the Science Advisory Group of the U.S. Strategic Command. Mr. Stenbit previously served as a director of Cogent, Inc., SM&A Corporation and SI International, Inc.

Harvey White

Mr. Harvey P. White is an Independent Director of ViaSat, Inc. Since June 2004, Mr. White provides our Board with significant operational, management and leadership expertise as an executive of large complex organizations in various industries, including wireless communications. Since June 2004, Mr. White has served as Chairman of (SHW)2 Enterprises, a business development and consulting firm. From September 1998 through June 2004, Mr. White served as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Leap Wireless International, Inc. Leap Wireless filed a voluntary petition for relief under Chapter 11 of the U.S. Bankruptcy Code in April 2003, and completed its financial restructuring and emerged from bankruptcy in August 2004. Prior to Leap Wireless, Mr. White was a co-founder of QUALCOMM Incorporated (Nasdaq: QCOM) where he held various positions including director, President and Chief Operating Officer. Mr. White also has significant expertise and perspective as a member of the boards of directors of private and public companies in various industries. Mr. White formerly served on the board of directors of Applied Micro Circuits Corporation (Nasdaq: AMCC) and Motive, Inc. Mr. White attended West Virginia Wesleyan College and Marshall University where he earned a B.A. degree in Economics.