People: Waddell & Reed Financial Inc (WDR)

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Henry Herrmann

72 2010 Chairman of the Board, Chief Executive Officer

Michael Avery

61 2011 President

Brent Bloss

45 2014 Chief Financial Officer, Senior Vice President, Treasurer

Michael Strohm

62 2001 Chief Operations Officer, Senior Vice President

Thomas Butch

57 2010 Executive Vice President, Chief Marketing Officer

Philip Sanders

54 2011 Senior Vice President, Chief Investment Officer

Wendy Hills

44 2014 Senior Vice President, General Counsel, Chief Legal Officer, Secretary

John Sundeen

54 2006 Senior Vice President, Chief Administrative Officer - Investments

Melissa Clouse

41 2014 Chief Accounting Officer, Vice President, Controller

Alan Kosloff

73 2010 Lead Independent Director

Sharilyn Gasaway

45 2010 Independent Director

Thomas Godlasky

58 2010 Independent Director

Dennis Logue

70 2002 Independent Director

Michael Morrissey

71 2010 Independent Director

James Raines

74 1998 Independent Director

Ronald Reimer

79 2001 Independent Director

Jerry Walton

67 2000 Independent Director

Nicole McIntosh-Russell

VP - Investor Relations

Biographies

Name Description

Henry Herrmann

Mr. Henry J. Herrmann is Chairman of the Board, Chief Executive Officer of Waddell & Reed Financial Inc. Mr. Herrmann has been Chairman of the Board since January 2010, Chief Executive Officer of the Company since May 2005 and a Director since March 1998. Previously, he served as President of the Company from March 1998 to May 2005 and as Chief Investment Officer from March 1987 to June 2005. He is also a trustee and President of the Waddell & Reed Advisors Group of Mutual Funds, Ivy Funds, Ivy Funds Variable Insurance Portfolios and InvestEd Portfolios, all of which are mutual funds managed by the Company. Mr. Herrmann has also served as a director of Blue Cross Blue Shield of Kansas City, a Kansas City, Missouri health insurance company, since 2007 and of the United Way of Greater Kansas City, the local Kansas City, Missouri office of United Way, a global leadership and support organization for community-based non-profit organizations, since June 2007. He joined the Company in March 1971 and earned the Chartered Financial Analyst designation in 1977. Mr. Herrmann's term on the Board expires in 2016.

Michael Avery

Mr. Michael L. Avery is President of Waddell & Reed Financial Inc. He has been President of the Company since January 2010. Prior thereto, he served as Chief Investment Officer of the Company from June 2005 to February 2011 and as Senior Vice President from June 2005 until January 2010. He has served as Executive Vice President of Waddell & Reed Investment Management Company ("WRIMCO") since June 2005 and served as Chief Investment Officer of WRIMCO and Ivy Investment Management Company ("IICO"), both of which are investment advisor subsidiaries of the Company, from June 2005 to August 2010. Prior thereto, he served as Senior Vice President of WRIMCO from January 1997 to June 2005 and of IICO from April 2003 to June 2005. He is a trustee and Vice President of the Waddell & Reed Advisors Group of Mutual Funds, Ivy Funds Variable Insurance Portfolios and InvestEd Portfolios, and a trustee of the Ivy Funds, all of which are mutual funds managed by the Company. Mr. Avery joined the Company in June 1981 and has served as a mutual fund portfolio manager since 1994.

Brent Bloss

Mr. Brent K. Bloss has been appointed as Chief Financial Officer, Senior Vice President, Treasurer of Waddell & Reed Financial Inc, effective March 1, 2014. Mr. Bloss joined the Company in January 2002. He has been Senior Vice President — Finance and Principal Accounting Officer since July 2007 and Treasurer since January 2006. Previously, he served as Vice President of the Company from April 2004 to July 2007, as Assistant Treasurer of the Company from January 2002 to January 2006, and as Assistant Vice President from January 2002 to April 2004. From September 1995 to December 2001, he served in various roles in the audit practice of KPMG. Mr. Bloss holds a CPA designation and received a B.S. in Accounting from Missouri State University and an MBA from the University of Missouri - Kansas City.

Michael Strohm

Mr. Michael D. Strohm is Chief Operations Officer, Senior Vice President of Waddell & Reed Financial, Inc. He has been Senior Vice President of the Company since January 1999 and Chief Operations Officer since March 2001. In addition, he has served as President of Waddell & Reed Services Company, a transfer agent subsidiary of the Company, since June 1999, as Chief Executive Officer of WRI since December 2001 and as Chief Operating Officer thereof since March 2005. Prior thereto, he served as President of WRI from December 2001 to March 2005 and as its Senior Vice President from January 1994 to December 2001. Mr. Strohm joined the Company in June 1972.

Thomas Butch

Mr. Thomas W. Butch is Executive Vice President, Chief Marketing Officer of Waddell & Reed Financial Inc. He has been Executive Vice President of the Company since January 2010 and Chief Marketing Officer of the Company since joining the Company in November 1999. Prior thereto, he served as Senior Vice President from November 1999 until January 2010. He has served as President of Waddell & Reed, Inc. ("WRI"), a broker-dealer subsidiary of the Company, since March 2005 and as Chief Marketing Officer thereof since March 2002. Previously, he served as Executive Vice President of WRI from January 2000 to March 2005. He has served as Senior Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer of IICO since December 2002 and as Chairman, Chief Executive Officer and President of Ivy Funds Distributor, Inc., a broker-dealer subsidiary of the Company, since March 2003. Prior to joining the Company, he was associated with Stein Roe & Farnham, Inc., Chicago, Illinois, an investment firm where he served in various positions from 1994 to 1999, including President of Mutual Funds and Senior Vice President of Marketing. Previously, he was a First Vice President at Mellon Financial Corporation where he served for 13 years.

Philip Sanders

Mr. Philip J. Sanders is Senior Vice President, Chief Investment Officer of Waddell & Reed Financial Inc. He has been Senior Vice President and Chief Investment Officer of the Company since February 2011. He has served as Chief Investment Officer of WRIMCO and IICO since August 2010, as Senior Vice President of WRIMCO since July 2000 and as Senior Vice President of IICO since April 2003. Prior thereto, he served as Vice President of WRIMCO from January 1999 to July 2000. He is also a Vice President of the Waddell & Reed Advisors Group of Mutual Funds, Ivy Funds and Ivy Funds Variable Insurance Portfolios, all of which are mutual funds managed by the Company. Mr. Sanders joined the Company as a mutual fund portfolio manager in August 1998.

Wendy Hills

Ms. Wendy J. Hills is Senior Vice President, General Counsel, Chief Legal Officer, Secretary of Waddell & Reed Financial Inc., since February 2014. She has been Senior Vice President and General Counsel of the Company since February 2014 and Secretary of the Company since April 2005. Prior thereto, she served as Vice President and Associate General Counsel of the Company from April 2005 to February 2014, as Assistant General Counsel from April 2002 through April 2005, and as Assistant Secretary from April 2000 to April 2005. From June 1998 to April 2000, she served as the Compliance Officer of WRIMCO. Prior to joining the Company in June 1998, Ms. Hills was associated with the law firm of Klenda, Mitchell, Austerman and Zuercher LLC, in Wichita, Kansas.

John Sundeen

Mr. John E. Sundeen, Jr. is Senior Vice President, Chief Administrative Officer - Investments of Waddell & Reed Financial, Inc. He has been Senior Vice President of the Company since July 1999 and Chief Administrative Officer — Investments since January 2006. Previously, he served as Chief Financial Officer from July 1999 to June 2004 and as Treasurer of the Company from July 1999 to January 2006. He has served as Executive Vice President and Chief Administrative Officer of WRIMCO and of IICO since June 2004. Previously, he served as Senior Vice President of WRIMCO from January 1996 to June 2004 and as Head of Fixed Income within the Investment Management Division thereof from January 1994 to June 1999. Mr. Sundeen joined the Company in June 1983.

Melissa Clouse

Ms. Melissa A. Clouse has been appointed as Chief Accounting Officer, Vice President, Controller of Waddell & Reed Financial Inc, effective March 1, 2014. Ms. Clouse, joined the Company in February 2006. She has been Vice President and Controller since January 2012 and served as Director of Corporate Reporting from February 2006 to January 2012. Prior to joining the Company, Ms. Clouse served as Financial Services Administrator for DST Systems, Inc. from September 2003 to February 2006. From August 1996 to September 2003, she served in various roles in the audit practice of Ernst & Young LLP. Ms. Clouse holds a CPA designation and received a B.S. in Business Administration and a Master of Accountancy degree, both from Kansas State University.

Alan Kosloff

Mr. Alan W. Kosloff is Lead Independent Director of Waddell & Reed Financial, Inc. He has been a Director of the Company since January 2003 and Lead Independent Director since January 2010. Prior thereto, he served as Chairman of the Board from May 2005 through December 2009. He has served as Chairman of Kosloff & Partners, LLC, Kansas City, Missouri, a consulting and investment firm since April 1996. Previously, he served as Chairman of Jones & Mitchell, Olathe, Kansas, an imprinted and licensed sportswear company from October 1997 to March 2005 and as Chairman, Chief Executive Officer and President of American Marketing Industries, Inc., Kansas City, Missouri, an apparel manufacturing, distribution and marketing firm from 1976 to 1995. Mr. Kosloff is a nominee for director.

Sharilyn Gasaway

Ms. Sharilyn S. Gasaway is an Independent Director of Waddell & Reed Financial Inc. Ms. Gasaway has been a director of the Company since July 2010. She has served as a director of Genesis Energy, L.P., a Houston, Texas diversified midstream energy master limited partnership, since March 2010 and of J.B. Hunt Transport Services, Inc., a transportation logistics company in Lowell, Arkansas, since February 2009. From February 2006 to January 2009, she served as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Alltel Corporation ("Alltel"), a U.S. wireless telecommunications network operator, acquired by Verizon Wireless in 2009. She served as Corporate Controller of Alltel from May 2002 to February 2006 and as Controller of Alltel Communications, Inc., a subsidiary of Alltel, from April 1999 to May 2002. Prior thereto, she served as Audit Manager of the former independent registered public accounting firm Arthur Andersen LLP from 1992 to April 1999. Ms. Gasaway is a nominee for director.

Thomas Godlasky

Mr. Thomas C. Godlasky is an Independent Director of Waddell & Reed Financial Inc. Mr. Godlasky has been a director of the Company since July 2010. Mr. Godlasky served as Chief Executive Officer of Aviva North America, Aviva plc's life insurance and annuity business in the U.S. and its property and casualty business in Canada, from July 2007 to March 2010. Mr. Godlasky also served in the dual position as Chief Executive Officer and President of Aviva USA from November 2006 to November 2009. Prior thereto, Mr. Godlasky served as Chairman of the Board, Chief Executive Officer and President of AmerUs Group, Des Moines, Iowa, a life insurance and annuity business, which was acquired by Aviva plc in 2006, from November 2005 to November 2006 and as President and Chief Operating Officer from November 2003 to November 2006. He also served as a director of AmerUs Group from November 2003 until November 2006, whereupon he joined the Aviva USA Board of Directors until March 2010. Mr. Godlasky earned the Chartered Financial Analyst designation in 1992. Mr. Godlasky's term on the Board expires in 2015.

Dennis Logue

Mr. Dennis E. Logue is an Independent Director of Waddell & Reed Financial Inc. He has been a Director of the Company since January 2002. He has served as Chairman of the Board of Ledyard Financial Group, Inc., a bank holding company located in Hanover, New Hampshire, since August 2005. Additionally, Mr. Logue has served as an Emeritus Professor of Management at the Amos Tuck School, Dartmouth College since August 2005. He served as Dean of the Michael F. Price College of Business at the University of Oklahoma from July 2001 to September 2005. Prior thereto, Mr. Logue held numerous business-oriented professorships, most recently at the Amos Tuck School, Dartmouth College from July 1974 to June 2001. He has also worked as a consultant and expert witness on various financial matters since 1974. Mr. Logue has served as a director of Abraxas Petroleum Corporation, San Antonio, Texas, a natural gas and crude oil exploration, development and production company since April 2003 and of ALCO Stores, Inc., Dallas, Texas, a general merchandise retailer since May 2005. Mr. Logue's term on the Board expires in 2015.

Michael Morrissey

Mr. Michael F. Morrissey is an Independent Director of Waddell & Reed Financial Inc. He has been a director of the Company since July 2010. He has been a director of Ferrellgas Partners, L.P., a propane gas marketing and distribution company in Overland Park, Kansas since 1999 and of Westar Energy, Inc., an electric service company based in Topeka, Kansas since 2003. Mr. Morrissey retired in September 1999 after serving 24 years, including 17 years as a partner, with Ernst & Young LLP, an auditing and financial services firm. Prior to that, Mr. Morrissey worked for five years for another accounting firm and six years for a motor truck manufacturer. Mr. Morrissey has been a Certified Public Accountant since 1972. Mr. Morrissey has also served as a director of Blue Cross Blue Shield of Kansas City, a Kansas City, Missouri health insurance company, since 2006; of J.E. Dunn Construction Group, Inc., a private construction business located in Kansas City, Missouri, since 2000; of Balance Innovations, Inc., an office management technology company located in Lenexa, Kansas, since 2008; and a special advisor to the audit committee of the Dairy Farmers of America, a farmer-owned milk marketing cooperative located in Kansas City, Missouri since 2000. Mr. Morrissey also serves as a director or trustee for numerous non-profit, civic, and charitable organizations. Mr. Morrissey's term on the Board expires in 2015.

James Raines

Mr. James M. Raines is an Independent Director of Waddell & Reed Financial Inc. He has been a Director of the Company since July 1998. He has served as President of James M. Raines and Company, San Antonio, Texas, an investment banking firm since September 1988 and served as a director of Clear Channel Outdoor Holdings, Inc., a San Antonio, Texas outdoor advertising company from November 2005 to May 2010. Mr. Raines' term on the Board expires in 2016.

Ronald Reimer

Mr. Ronald C. Reimer is an Independent Director of Waddell & Reed Financial Inc. He has been a Director of the Company since March 2001. He is currently retired and is active in advising the boards of several charitable organizations on investment oversight and fund management. Mr. Reimer has served as a director for Prairie Star Bancshares, Inc., a privately-held bank in Olathe, Kansas since November 2000. He served on the Board of Advisors of Truman Medical Center Hospital, Kansas City, Missouri ("TMC") from September 2002 to September 2009. He also served on the Board of Directors, and as the Secretary and Treasurer, of the TMC Charitable Foundation from June 2003 to September 2009 and was associated with the TMC Professional and General Liability Self-Insurance Trust, including terms as Chairman of the Finance and Management Committee, from November 2001 to September 2009. Previously, Mr. Reimer co-founded Reimer and Koger Associates, an investment counseling firm in Merriam, Kansas in 1973 and served as its President until his retirement in 1988. He also earned the Chartered Financial Analyst designation in 1968. Pursuant to the Company's Bylaws, Mr. Reimer's term on the Board will expire at the close of the 2014 Annual Stockholder Meeting on April 16, 2014.

Jerry Walton

Mr. Jerry W. Walton, CPA., is an Independent Director of Waddell & Reed Financial, Inc. He has been a Director of the Company since April 2000. Mr. Walton currently serves as a business consultant to Hunt Ventures, a group of private companies located in Rogers, Arkansas. Mr. Walton served as Executive Vice President of Finance and Administration and Chief Financial Officer of J.B. Hunt Transport Services, Inc., a transportation provider in Lowell, Arkansas, from October 1991 until September 2009. Prior thereto, Mr. Walton served as a managing partner and a tax partner with KPMG, with whom he had been employed since 1968. Mr. Walton is a nominee for director.

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