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Waddell & Reed Financial Inc (WDR.N)

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Henry Herrmann

74 2016 Non-Executive Chairman of the Board

Philip Sanders

56 2016 Chief Executive Officer, Chief Investment Officer, Director

Brent Bloss

47 2014 Chief Financial Officer, Senior Vice President, Treasurer

Thomas Butch

59 2010 Executive Vice President, Chief Marketing Officer

John Sundeen

55 2006 Senior Vice President, Chief Administrative Officer - Investments

Wendy Hills

46 2014 Senior Vice President, General Counsel, Chief Legal Officer, Secretary

Benjamin Clouse

42 2016 Principal Accounting Officer, Vice President

Alan Kosloff

75 2010 Lead Independent Director

Sharilyn Gasaway

47 2010 Independent Director

Thomas Godlasky

60 2010 Independent Director

Dennis Logue

71 2002 Independent Director

Michael Morrissey

73 2010 Independent Director

James Raines

76 1998 Independent Director

Jerry Walton

69 2000 Independent Director

Nicole McIntosh-Russell

VP - Investor Relations

Biographies

Name Description

Henry Herrmann

Mr. Henry J. Herrmann is re-designated as Non-Executive Chairman of the Board of the Company. effective August 1, 2016. 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.

Philip Sanders

Mr. Philip J. Sanders is re-designated as Chief Executive Officer, Chief Investment Officer, Director of the Company. effective August 1, 2016. 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.

Brent Bloss

Mr. Brent K. Bloss is Senior Vice President, Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer of the Company. Prior thereto, Mr. Bloss was Senior Vice President – Finance and Principal Accounting Officer of the Company since July 2007 and Treasurer of the Company 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 joined the Company in January 2002.

Thomas Butch

Mr. Thomas W. Butch is Executive Vice President, Chief Marketing Officer of Company. 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.

John Sundeen

Mr. John E. Sundeen, Jr. is Senior Vice President, Chief Administrative Officer - Investments of Company. 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.

Wendy Hills

Ms. Wendy J. Hills is Senior Vice President, General Counsel, Chief Legal Officer, Secretary of the Company. 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 to 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.

Benjamin Clouse

Mr. Benjamin R. Clouse is Principal Accounting Officer, Vice President of Waddell & Reed Financial, Inc. Mr. Clouse joined the Company in October 2015 as Vice President, Finance. Prior to joining the Company, Mr. Clouse served as Chief Financial Officer of Executive AirShare Corporation from September 2012 to October 2015. From 2006 to 2012 and from 2002 to 2005, he served in various roles with H&R Block, Inc., including Assistant Vice President — Audit Services and Assistant Vice President and Controller — Tax Services. From 2005 to 2006, Mr. Clouse served as Vice President — Finance and Corporate Controller of Gold Bank Corporation, Inc. Prior to 2002, he served in various roles in the audit practice of Deloitte & Touche, LLP. Mr. Clouse holds a CPA designation and International Financial Reporting Standards certification and received Bachelor of Science in Business Administration and Master of Science in Accounting degrees, both from Kansas State University.

Alan Kosloff

Mr. Alan W. Kosloff is Lead Independent Director of Company. 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's term on the Board expires in 2017.

Sharilyn Gasaway

Ms. Sharilyn S. Gasaway is an Independent Director of Company. 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's term on the Board expires in 2017. As the former Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of a Fortune 500 company, Ms. Gasaway has extensive experience in the areas of capital markets, budgeting and forecasting, strategic planning, internal audit, tax and auditing with respect to complex business operations and transactions. As a result, she brings to the Board a breadth of knowledge regarding the financial and accounting functions of the Company's operations, as well as with respect to the Company's financial controls, financial reporting and disclosure, balance sheet management, integration of acquisitions, and accounting. Ms. Gasaway's experience serving as a director for companies within the oil and gas and transportation industries provides her with a diverse perspective on Board-related matters. She has been a Certified Public Accountant since 1993.

Thomas Godlasky

Mr. Thomas C. Godlasky is an Independent Director of Company. 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 2018.

Dennis Logue

Mr. Dennis E. Logue Ph.D. is Independent Director of Company. 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 from May 2005 through September 2014. Mr. Logue's term on the Board expires in 2018.

Michael Morrissey

Mr. Michael F. Morrissey is Independent Director of Company. He has been a director of Ferrellgas Partners, L.P., a propane gas marketing and distribution company in Overland Park, Kansas since 1999. He was a director of Westar Energy, Inc., an electric service company based in Topeka, Kansas from 2003 through May 2015. 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 thereto, Mr. Morrissey worked for five years for another major 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 from 2000 through August 2014. Mr. Morrissey also serves as a director or trustee for numerous non-profit, civic, and charitable organizations.

James Raines

Mr. James M. Raines is an Independent Director of the Company. 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' 29 years of experience in the investment banking business gives him valuable perspectives on financial and strategic matters, as well as expertise in capital markets and securities distribution. He has provided investment banking and financial advisory services, including with respect to merger and acquisition and capital raising functions, for numerous public and private companies covering a diverse range of businesses, which provides him with a broad perspective that is an asset to the Board. Additionally, Mr. Raines' tenure on the Board provides him with an important depth of knowledge regarding the Company's business, strategy and culture. His experience in investment banking has been particularly useful when the Board considers its capital and liquidity needs and potential acquisitions.

Jerry Walton

Mr. Jerry W. Walton is an Independent Director of Company. 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.

Nicole McIntosh-Russell