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World Wrestling Entertainment Inc (WWE)

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Vincent McMahon

70 Chairman of the Board, Chief Executive Officer, Co-Founder

George Barrios

50 2013 Chief Financial Officer, Chief Strategy Officer

Michael Luisi

50 2013 President - WWE Studios

Gerrit Meier

45 2013 President, International

Paul Levesque

46 2015 Executive Vice President - Talent, Live Events & Creative, Director

Casey Collins

43 2012 Executive Vice President - Consumer Products

Blake Bilstad

46 2015 Senior Vice President, General Counsel, Secretary

Michelle Wilson

50 2013 Chief Revenue & Marketing Officer, Chief Marketing Officer

Stephanie McMahon

39 2015 Chief Brand Officer, Director

Basil DeVito

61 2015 Sr. Advisor, Business Strategy

Kevin Dunn

55 2014 Executive Producer & Chief Global Television Production

Stuart Goldfarb

61 2011 Independent Director

Patricia Gottesman

57 2011 Independent Director

Laureen Ong

63 2014 Independent Director

Joseph Perkins

80 1999 Independent Director

Robyn Peterson

40 2015 Independent Director

Frank Riddick

59 2008 Independent Director

Jeffrey Speed

53 2008 Independent Director

Biographies

Name Description

Vincent McMahon

Mr. Vincent K. McMahon is a Chairman of the Board, Chief Executive Officer, Co-Founder of World Wrestling Entertainment, Inc. He is the co-founder of the Company, and Chair of the Executive Committee.

George Barrios

Mr. George A. Barrios is a Chief Financial Officer, Chief Strategy Officer of World Wrestling Entertainment, Inc. Before that, Mr. Barrios was Vice President and Treasurer of The New York Times Company since January 2007. Mr. Barrios joined The New York Times Company in 2002 as Chief Financial Officer of a subsidiary which published, among other things, The Boston Globe. Prior to that, he was President and Chief Operating Officer of Netsilicon, Inc., a publicly-held software development company, where he helped to stabilize the business prior to its merger. From 1994 to 2000, Mr. Barrios served in several senior capacities for Praxair, Inc., a large supplier of industrial gasses.

Michael Luisi

Mr. Michael John Luisi is a President - WWE Studios of World Wrestling Entertainment, Inc., and was previously our Executive Vice President of Business Development, General Counsel and Secretary from January 2011 to January 2013. Before that, Mr. Luisi was with Miramax Films, a film production and distribution company which, until late 2010, was a subsidiary of The Walt Disney Company (“Miramax”). At Miramax, Mr. Luisi was Executive Vice President, Worldwide Operations, beginning October 2008. Before that, he was Executive Vice President, Business Affairs and Operations, from January 2006. Mr. Luisi joined Miramax in 1998.

Gerrit Meier

Mr. Gerrit Meier is a President, International of World Wrestling Entertainment, Inc. In this role, he is responsible for our business outside of the United States where he focuses on growing WWE’s brand through expanding our television distribution agreements, WWE Network footprint, WWE’s merchandising, live events, digital and publishing operations. Prior to joining WWE, Mr. Meier was Global General Manager, Distribution and Partnerships, Spotify, beginning October 2011, and Chief Operating Officer, Digital, for Clear Channel Media & Entertainment from March 2005 until October 2011. Before that, Mr. Meier held senior positions at EMI Music, BMG and Bertelsmann and worked for Accenture’s Media and Entertainment Practice.

Paul Levesque

Mr. Paul Levesque is a Executive Vice President - Talent, Live Events & Creative, Director of World Wrestling Entertainment, Inc. In this role, he oversees our talent relations and talent development departments, including worldwide recruitment and training of the WWE Superstars and Divas. Mr. Levesque developed and oversees the Company’s state of the art training facility which opened in 2013 in Orlando, Florida. He also supervises the Company’s live event operations. In addition to his executive duties, Mr. Levesque has continually had an integral role in the Company’s creative process, helping shape the creative direction and storylines of WWE’s programming. Mr. Levesque debuted as a WWE Superstar in 1995 and has captured every major championship, headlined thousands of WWE events, and entertained millions around the world. Mr. Levesque has had starring roles in commercials, television programs, talk shows and feature-length films. He is author of Make the Game: Triple H’s Approach to a Better Body.

Casey Collins

Mr. Casey Collins is a Executive Vice President - Consumer Products of World Wrestling Entertainment, Inc. Prior to joining WWE, Mr. Collins was Executive Vice President, Global Licensing & Entertainment at MGA Entertainment, where he oversaw the entertainment, consumer products, retail development and promotions divisions. Before joining MGA Entertainment, Mr. Collins spent 10 years at Lucasfilm Ltd. beginning March 2001, where he was responsible for the management of Lucasfilm’s domestic and international licensing and retail merchandise programs.

Blake Bilstad

Mr. Blake T. Bilstad is a Senior Vice President, General Counsel, Secretary of World Wrestling Entertainment, Inc., and has been our acting Senior Vice President – Human Resources since October 2015. Prior to joining us, from April 2004 to March 2015, Mr. Bilstad worked with Provide Commerce, Inc., an e-commerce group specializing in the direct-to-consumer delivery of perishable and personalized gifts, serving as Senior Vice President – Legal & Public Affairs, General Counsel and Secretary. Provide Commerce was publicly-held until its acquisition in 2006 by Liberty Media Corporation. From June 1999 to April 2004, Mr. Bilstad worked with MP3.com, Inc., a publicly-held digital media company acquired in 2001 by Vivendi Universal S.A., a global entertainment and telecommunications conglomerate, where he helped form VUNet USA and served as the group’s Senior Vice President of Legal Affairs and Secretary. Mr. Bilstad held previous legal positions at Cooley Godward LLP, the U.S. Department of Justice – Antitrust Division, the Harvard Negotiation Project and two other major law firms.

Michelle Wilson

Ms. Michelle D. Wilson is Chief Revenue & Marketing Officer, Chief Marketing Officer of World Wrestling Entertainment, Inc. From 2001 to 2009, Ms. Wilson was Chief Marketing Officer of the United States Tennis Association where she was instrumental in making the US Open the highest attended annual sporting event in the world. Ms. Wilson developed innovative advertising and promotional campaigns that significantly elevated the image and awareness of tennis in the United States resulting in record television viewership and ticket sales. She was also pivotal in the implementation of several innovations for the sport, including in-stadium video screens, blue courts, instant replay and the 2004 launch of the US Open Series. From 2000 to 2001, she was Vice President of Marketing for the XFL, our former professional football league (the “XFL”). Before that, Ms. Wilson held positions at the National Basketball Association in its domestic and international consumer products groups.

Stephanie McMahon

Ms. Stephanie McMahon is a Chief Brand Officer, Director of World Wrestling Entertainment, Inc. Prior to that, she was Executive Vice President, Creative, from May 2007; our Senior Vice President, Creative Writing, from June 2005 to May 2007; and before that, Vice President, Creative Writing. Ms. McMahon started with the Company in 1998. Ms. McMahon is responsible for working with WWE’s business units to support key growth initiatives and represents WWE as its global brand ambassador among key constituencies including government, advertisers, media, business partners and investors. She is the primary spokesperson for WWE’s corporate social responsibility (CSR) initiatives, including Special Olympics, Susan G. Komen and Be a STAR, WWE’s anti-bullying program. In 2014, Ms. McMahon and Mr. Levesque established Connor’s Cure, a fund dedicated to furthering pediatric cancer research. Ms. McMahon is also a TV personality, appearing regularly on WWE’s flagship programming. In 2015, Ms. McMahon was named one of nine U.S. leaders participating in the prestigious Eisenhower Fellowship, an international leadership exchange program for outstanding professionals chaired by General Colin L. Powell, USA (Retired). Ms. McMahon writes, produces and directs for our television programming. She has overseen multiple business areas for the Company including its Creative, Talent Relations, Talent Brand Management, Live Events, Digital, Social and Mobile businesses. Ms. McMahon is the wife of Paul Levesque and the daughter of Vincent McMahon. Ms. McMahon is a member of the Executive Committee and has been a Director of the Company since February 2015.

Basil DeVito

Mr. Basil V. DeVito, Jr., is a Sr. Advisor, Business Strategy of World Wrestling Entertainment, Inc., in which role he has assisted in obtaining placement for WWE television programming in North America. Prior to that, he managed several WWE departments and served as our Chief Operating Officer and as President of the XFL. Mr. DeVito has been with the Company in various capacities over the past 25 years.

Kevin Dunn

Mr. Kevin Dunn is a Executive Producer & Chief Global Television Production of World Wrestling Entertainment, Inc., and, prior thereto Executive Producer since November 2013, and Executive Vice President, Television Production, since July 2003. Before that, Mr. Dunn served as our Executive Producer for 11 years.

Stuart Goldfarb

Mr. Stuart U. Goldfarb is an Independent Director of World Wrestling Entertainment, Inc. Since January 2014, Mr. Goldfarb has been Co-founder and Partner of Melo7 Tech Partners, LLC, which was founded by Carmelo Anthony and Mr. Goldfarb to invest in and develop opportunities primarily in early stage digital media, consumer internet and technology ventures. Prior to this, from January 2012, Mr. Goldfarb was President of Fullbridge, Inc., a provider of an accelerated, rigorous business education program. From June 2011 until January 2012, Mr. Goldfarb was President and Chief Executive Officer of Atrinsic, Inc., a marketer of direct-to-consumer subscription products and an Internet search marketing agency. Mr. Goldfarb served as a director of Atrinsic from January 2010 until December 2012. In June 2012, Atrinsic filed a voluntary petition under Chapter 11 of the United States Bankruptcy Code in the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York. The filing was precipitated by Atrinsic’s cessation of certain businesses and its inability to raise financing. From November 2009 to June 2011, Mr. Goldfarb was a Partner in Unbound Partners LLC, a marketing and management consulting firm. From 2001 to 2009, Mr. Goldfarb was President and Chief Executive Officer of Direct Brands, Inc. Under his leadership, the company grew to be the world’s largest direct marketer of music, DVDs and books, with household brands such as Columbia House, BMG Music, Doubleday Book Club, Book-of-the-Month-Club and cdnow.com. Prior to that, Mr. Goldfarb was President and Chief Executive Officer of bol.com, Bertelsmann’s premier online retailer of books and music, doing business in 18 European and Asian countries. Before joining Bertelsmann, he was Vice Chairman of Value Vision International, a cable TV home shopping and e-commerce company. He was formerly Executive Vice President, Worldwide Business Development at NBC.

Patricia Gottesman

Ms. Patricia A. Gottesman is an Independent Director of World Wrestling Entertainment, Inc. From February 2011 until August 2012, Ms. Gottesman was President and Chief Executive Officer of Crimson Hexagon, a social intelligence company in the vanguard of online media monitoring and analysis. From April 2008 to January 2011, she was founder and principal of Omnibus, an international media and technology practice. Prior to that, Ms. Gottesman was with Cablevision Systems Corporation for almost 30 years, most recently as Executive Vice President, Digital Marketing and Commerce. Ms. Gottesman is a director of comScore, Inc., a public company that provides digital media analytics enabling its customers to make well-informed, data-driven decisions to manage their business, build digital strategies and tactics, and optimize their marketing and advertising investments.

Laureen Ong

Ms. Laureen Ong is an Independent Director of World Wrestling Entertainment, Inc. She has been a Director of the Company since June 2014. From April 2010 to October 2013, Ms. Ong served as President, Travel Channel LLC, a subsidiary of Scripps Networks Interactive, Inc. that operates a television network focusing on travel entertainment. From March 2007 to October 2009, she was Chief Operating Officer of Star Group Limited which produces, broadcasts and distributes television programming via satellite in Asia. From April 2000 to April 2007, Ms. Ong was President of National Geographic Television, during which time she was the chief architect of the launch of its cable television network. Prior thereto, she was a senior executive in several sports and media companies.

Joseph Perkins

Mr. Joseph H. Perkins is an Independent Director of World Wrestling Entertainment, Inc. He was a pioneer in the television syndication of our industry starting more than 50 years ago. Mr. Perkins was President of Communications Consultants, Inc., a provider of television syndication consulting services.

Robyn Peterson

Mr. Robyn W. Peterson is an Independent Director of World Wrestling Entertainment, Inc. Since May 2011, Mr. Peterson has been Chief Technology Officer for Mashable, Inc., a leading source of news information and resources for the connected generation. From January 2011 to March 2011, Mr. Peterson was Vice President of Product, News and Info for AOL, responsible for product strategy and development of the news, finance and sports sites until AOL’s acquisition of the Huffington Post. From March 2010 to January 2011, Mr. Peterson was Product Director for Next Issue Media LLC, a company formed by five major U.S. publishers to develop, market and deliver interactive digital editions of magazines. Prior thereto, from November 2008, Mr. Peterson was Vice President, Technology and Product for NBC Universal, Inc. From 2001-2004, and from 2005-2008, Mr. Peterson was an executive at Ziff Davis Media, where he was Chief Technology Officer when it both filed for bankruptcy and emerged in 2008. Mr. Peterson was previously involved in other digital companies since 1998.

Frank Riddick

Mr. Frank A. Riddick, III., is an Independent Director of World Wrestling Entertainment, Inc. Mr. Riddick has been Chief Executive Officer of FloWorks International LLC (formerly named Shale-Inland Group LLC), a leading supplier of pipe, valves and related products (“Shale-Inland”) since September 2013, and prior thereto was Chairman and then Executive Chairman of Shale-Inland since March 2012. Mr. Riddick is also currently a member of the Management Advisory Board of Tower Brook Capital Partners, L.P. (“TowerBrook”), a private equity firm. From August 2009 until joining Shale-Inland, Mr. Riddick was Chief Executive Officer of JMC Steel Group, the largest independent steel tubular manufacturer in North America. Prior to that, he was a consultant to TowerBrook. Before joining TowerBrook, he served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Formica Corporation, a manufacturer of surfacing materials, from January 2002 to April 2008. He served as President and Chief Operating Officer of Armstrong Holdings, Inc. from February 2000 to November 2001 and as Chief Financial Officer at Armstrong and its subsidiaries from 1995 to 2000. Until its sale in July 2015, Mr. Riddick was a member of the board of directors, chairman of the Audit Committee and a member of the Compensation Committee of Geeknet, Inc., the owner and operator of ThinkGeek, an online retailer. Mr. Riddick is also a former director of GrafTech International Ltd, a manufacturer of graphite and carbon products, as well as related technical services.

Jeffrey Speed

Mr. Jeffrey R. Speed is an Independent Director of World Wrestling Entertainment, Inc. He served as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Six Flags, Inc., the world’s largest regional theme park operator, from April 2006 until October 2010. In June 2009, Six Flags, Inc. filed a voluntary petition under Chapter 11 of the United States Bankruptcy Code in the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the District of Delaware, and it emerged from those proceedings in May 2010. Prior to joining Six Flags, Mr. Speed spent approximately 13 years with The Walt Disney Company, serving from 2003 until 2006 as Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Euro Disney SAS, the publicly-traded operator of the Disneyland Resort Paris, the number one tourist destination in Europe. Prior to that, Mr. Speed spent approximately nine years with the public accounting firm of Price Waterhouse (now PriceWaterhouseCoopers).

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