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Atlantic American Corp (AAME.OQ)

AAME.OQ on NASDAQ Stock Exchange Global Market

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Hilton Howell

56 2009 Chairman of the Board, President, Chief Executive Officer

J. Ross Franklin

40 2017 Chief Financial Officer, Vice President, Corporate Secretary

Rick Burns

2018 Executive Vice President

Robin Howell

53 2014 Director

Scott Thompson

73 1996 Director

Mark Preisinger

58 2017 Independent Director

Joseph Scheerer

40 2017 Independent Director

D. Keehln Wheeler

57 2017 Independent Director

Biographies

Name Description

Hilton Howell

Mr. Hilton H. Howell, Jr., is Chairman of the Board, President and Chief Executive Officer of Atlantic American Corporation. Mr. Howell has been President and Chief Executive Officer of the Company since May 1995 and prior thereto served as Executive Vice President of the Company from October 1992 to May 1995. During his tenure with the Company, Mr. Howell has also served in various capacities for the Company’s subsidiaries. He is actively engaged in key decision making for each of the Company’s operating subsidiaries and has longstanding relationships with not only the Company’s employees but a significant number of the Company’s subsidiaries’ independent agents. He has been a Director of the Company since October 1992 and, beginning in February 2009, assumed the role of Chairman of the Board of Directors. Due to the relative size of the Company and the scope of its operations, the Board of Directors has concluded that Mr. Howell, due to his high level involvement, can serve effectively in the dual role of Chairman of the Board and President and Chief Executive Officer. He is also Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer of Gray Television, Inc. In addition to being very familiar with our Company, Mr. Howell is also a licensed attorney, which background provides additional perspective to the decisions facing not only our Company but the Board of Directors. Mr. Howell has also been actively involved in various segments of the insurance industry throughout his career, resulting in significant depth and breadth of industry knowledge which is beneficial to the Board of Directors. Mr. Howell is Mrs. Howell’s husband.

J. Ross Franklin

Mr. J. Ross Franklin is Chief Financial Officer, Vice President, Corporate Secretary of the Company since November 2017, and prior thereto served as Interim Chief Financial Officer from August 2017 to November 2017. Since 2000 he has held various roles of increasing responsibility with Atlantic American and its subsidiaries, previously serving as Vice President, Accounting and Treasurer of Bankers Fidelity since 2009.

Rick Burns

Mr. Rick Burns is Executive Vice President of the Company. Mr. Burns began his career at Atlantic American as a Marketing Specialist and has since worked his way up the ladder, serving as the Director of Marketing Operations from 2012-2014 and as Assistant Vice President of Marketing from 2014-2015 before being appointed Vice President of Marketing in March 2015. He also has served as Director of Corporate Relations for the parent company since May 2013. Mr. Burns received his Bachelor of Science degree with honors from Rutgers University in 2001 and his MBA from Georgia State University's J. Mack Robinson College of Business in 2013.

Robin Howell

Mrs. Robin R. Howell is a Director of Atlantic American Corp., Mrs. Howell has been a Director of the Company since 2012. She has served as Vice President and a Director of both Delta Life Insurance Company and Delta Fire & Casualty Insurance Company since 1992. She is a former Chairman of the Board of Farmer’s and Merchant’s Bank and a former director of Premier Bancshares, Inc. She received a BA in Economics from the University of Virginia and a Masters of Business Administration from the University of Texas at Austin, and she has had a number of management and oversight roles in various businesses in which her family maintains an interest. Mrs. Howell is active in the community, serving on the Board of Directors and Executive Committee of the High Museum of Art, the Board of Directors of the Forward Arts Foundation, and as a member of the Junior League of Atlanta. Mrs. Howell’s experience in board matters and the insurance industry and involvement at the executive level in various businesses is invaluable to the Board, and her numerous civic, social and academic associations provides valuable insight for the Company and elevates the Company’s profile in the community. Mrs. Howell is the wife of Mr. Howell.

Scott Thompson

Mr. Scott G. Thompson is Director of Atlantic American Corporation. Mr. Thompson has been the President and Chief Executive Officer of American Southern Insurance Company, a subsidiary of the Company, since 2004; prior thereto he had been the President and Chief Financial Officer of that company since 1984. He has been a Director of the Company since February 1996. Mr. Thompson is a certified public accountant and has been employed by American Southern for substantially his entire career. His insights with respect to American Southern’s business model, its historical operations and the perspective on its niche products provide valuable insight to the Board of Directors.

Mark Preisinger

Mr. Mark Preisinger is Independent Director of the Company. Mr. Preisinger has been a Director of the Company since 2016. He is the Director of Corporate Governance for The Coca-Cola Company, a global non-alcoholic beverage company. In this capacity his responsibilities include coordinating engagement between the company and its institutional and individual shareholders, with a primary focus on corporate governance, environmental and social issues. He joined The Coca-Cola Company in 1984 and has managed a variety of domestic and international assignments for the business. Mr. Preisinger serves on the New York Stock Exchange Listed Company Advisory Board; on the Advisory Board for the Ira M. Millstein Center for Global Markets and Corporate Ownership at Columbia Law School; on the Board of Directors of the Investor Responsibility Research Center in New York; and is an Emeritus member of the Advisory Board of the Weinberg Center for Corporate Governance at the University of Delaware. He is a past member of the Board of Governors of the International Corporate Governance Network; has been Co-Chairman of the Council of Institutional Investors and he has been listed on the NACD 100 most influential people in the boardroom community. The Board believes Mr. Preisinger’s significant experience and insights into executive and corporate governance matters will greatly benefit the Board and complement its perspectives.

Joseph Scheerer

Mr. Joseph M. Scheerer is Director of Atlantic American Corp. He has been the Principal and Managing Director of Stonybrook Capital, a provider of strategic advisory services to the insurance industry, since 2012 and prior thereto he served as Senior Vice President of Willis Capital Markets and Advisory, an investment banking firm focused on the insurance industry, from 2009 to 2012. He has advisory experience in the insurance industry including corporate restructurings, debt/equity/mezzanine capital raises and mergers and acquisitions. Mr. Scheerer has a Bachelor of Arts in both Economic and International Relations from the University of Pennsylvania.

D. Keehln Wheeler

Mr. D. Keehln Wheeler is an Independent Director of the Company. Mr. Wheeler has been a Director of the Company since June 2015. He is the President and Chief Executive Officer of MaxMedia, a digital media and branding company based in Atlanta, Georgia which he founded in 1996. Mr. Wheeler has founded, or was a member of the board of, a number of successful companies, including AIO Medical, whose shares were listed on the London Stock Exchange’s Alternative Investment Market. Mr. Wheeler’s prior board experience, success in various new media and branding experience provides additional expanded perspectives to the Board of Directors.

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