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Cofide Gruppo de Benedetti SpA (COFI.MI)

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Rodolfo De Benedetti

2013 Chairman of the Board, Chief Executive Officer, Executive Director

Carlo De Benedetti

83 2009 Honorary Chairman of the Board

Massimo Maria Cremona

58 2013 Non-Executive Lead Independent Director

Edoardo De Benedetti

53 2013 Director

Marco De Benedetti

55 1994 Non-Executive Director

Pierluigi Ferrero

75 2007 Non-Executive Director

Silvia Candiani

47 2013 Independent Director

Paola Dubini

2011 Independent Director

Maria Porcari

2016 Independent Director

Francesco Guasti

70 2016 Non-Executive Independent Director

Biographies

Name Description

Rodolfo De Benedetti

Dr. Rodolfo De Benedetti serves as Chairman of the Board, Chief Executive Officer and Executive Director of Cofide - Gruppo de Benedetti S.p.A. since April 29, 2013. He previously served as Chief Executive Officer and Executive Director of the Company since 1995. He served as General Manager of the Company from 1989 to 1995. He joined the Company in 1988 as a Director of International Business. He has been Chief Executive Officer of CIR since 1993. He is Chairman of the Board of Sorgenia and Sogefi. He is on the Board of Directors of Gruppo Editoriale L'Espresso, Finegil, Allianz Italia and Banque Syz. He served as General Manager of CIR from 1990 to 1993. Since May 2006, he has been Member of the European Advisory Board of the Harvard Business School and since November 2006, he has been Member of the European Round Table of Industrialists. Prior to joining CIR and the Company, he worked for Lombard Odier (Geneva) from September 1985 to December 1986 as Assistant to the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) and, from January 1987 to January 1988, for Shearson Lehman Brothers (New York) as Associate in the Merchant Banking Group. He holds two University degrees, both from Universite de Geneve, where he graduated in Political Economy in 1982 and in Law in 1985.

Carlo De Benedetti

Eng. Carlo De Benedetti serves as Honorary Chairman of the Board of Directors of Cofide - Gruppo de Benedetti S.p.A. since April 30, 2009. He served as Chairman of the Board of the Company until April 30, 2009. He is Founder of CIR. Since April 2006 he has been Chairman of Gruppo Editoriale L'Espresso and Finegil Editoriale. On April 19, 2005, he was appointed Honorary Chairman of Sogefi. In March 2000, he founded CDB Web Tech, where he serves as Executive Chairman. He is also Board Member of Valeo, Pirelli and Banca Intermobiliare. He has been Founding Member in 1983 of the European Round Table of Industrialists (Brussels) where he has been Vice Chairman until 2004. He was also Member of the European Advisory Committee of the New York Stock Exchange from 1985 until June 2005. He is Member of the International Council of the CSIS-Center for Strategic & International Studies (Washington); the Royal Swedish Academy of Engineering Science (IVA), (Stockholm), The Italian Council of INSEAD - The European Institu te of Business Administration (Fontainebleau). In December 1998 he established Rodolfo Debenedetti Foundation. He was awarded the title of Cavaliere del Lavoro in 1983 and received the French Legion d'Honneur in 1987. He obtained Electrical Engineering degree from Politecnico di Torino in 1958.

Massimo Maria Cremona

Dr. Massimo Maria Cremona serves as Non-Executive Lead Independent Director of Cofide - Gruppo de Benedetti S.p.A. since April 30, 2013. He was Non-Executive Independent Director of Cofide - Gruppo de Benedetti SpA from April 27, 2007 until April 30, 2013. He is a Member of the Nominating and Remuneration Committee of the Company and Member of the Audit Committee of the Company. He is Founder and Associate of Studio Pirola Pennuto Zei e Associati where he serves as Member of the Board and of the Executive Committee. He is on the Board of Directors of Aviva Group, Banca delle Marche SpA, Banca Popolare Commercio Industria SpA, Gianni Versace SpA. He is Member of the Supervisory Body of MID Industry Capital SpA. He is Chairman of the Statutory Board of Auditors of UBS Securities Italia Finanziaria SpA, ThyssenKrupp Acciai Speciali Terni SpA, Morgan Stanley SGR SpA, Credito Findiario e Industriale SpA, and FONSPA SpA. He is Auditor of Navigazione Montanari SpA, Dada SpA and others. He had positions by the Ministry of Treasury as Ministerial Commissioner of securities firms. He collaborated to the publication and was Lecturer at national and international seminaries. He has been Certified Public Accountant since 1985. He is Adjunct Professor within the Economics Department of Universita Cattolica del Sacro Cuore of Milan.He was Adjunct Professor within the Jurisprudence Department of Universita degli Studi di Milano. He graduated in Business Economics from Universita Cattolica del Sacro Cuore in Milan.

Edoardo De Benedetti

Mr. Edoardo De Benedetti serves as Director at Cofide - Gruppo de Benedetti S.p.A. since April 30, 2013. He serves as a Member of the Board at Kos, among others. He graduated in Medicine from Universite de Geneve in 1991.

Marco De Benedetti

Dr. Marco De Benedetti serves as Non-Executive Director of Cofide - Gruppo de Benedetti S.p.A. since March 1994. From July 1999 to July 2005, he served as Chief Executive Officer of TIM SpA. He has been Managing Director of Carlyle Group and Director of Parmalat SpA since November 2005. He graduated in History and Economy from Wesleyan University, Middletown, the United States, in 1984. In 1987, he obtained a Master's degree in Business Administration degree from the Wharton Business School of the University of Pennsylvania.

Pierluigi Ferrero

Dr. Pierluigi Ferrero serves as Non-Executive Director of Cofide - Gruppo de Benedetti S.p.A. since April 27, 2007. He joined Ing. C. Olivetti & C. SpA in 1966 holding various management positions in the Administration, Finance and Control Department. He left Olivetti on April 1, 1987 as Director of Control for the Group to join CIR SpA as Central Director for Administration and Control. From April 1991 to October 1994, he served as Deputy General Manager of Cerus. In November 1994, he was appointed Deputy General Manager and in September 1997, General Manager of CIR SpA becoming Member of its Board of Directors in April 1999. He left the General Management of CIR on September 30, 2001, keeping the position of Director with special assignments. He also serves as a Director of Sogefi. He graduated in Economics from Universita degli Studi di Torino in 1966.

Silvia Candiani

Ms. Silvia Candiani serves as Independent Director of Cofide - Gruppo de Benedetti S.p.A. since April 30, 2013. She is a Marketing Director at Microsoft. From 1999 until 2010, she has served at Vodafone Italia. She was Director of CRM in Sanpaolo IMI, among others. She graduated in Business Economics at Universita Commerciale Luigi Bocconi and obtained an MBA degree from INSEAD.

Paola Dubini

Dr. Paola Dubini serves as Independent Director of Cofide - Gruppo de Benedetti S.p.A. since May 16, 2011. She is a Member of the Nominating and Remuneration Committee, as well as Member of the Conrtol and Risks Committee of the Company. Since November 2009, she has been Director of the ASK (Art, Science and Knowledge) research centre of the Bocconi University and of the degree course in Economics for the Arts, Culture and Communication (Cleacc). She has had experience in research positions and lectureships in the United States and in France. She has carried out research on various strategic management topics, especially in relation to how culture and content processes are being transformed, and on subjects relating to entrepreneurship, and managing and enhancing the value of artistic and cultural heritage. She is Author of numerous publications at national and international level. She is Associate Professor of the Bocconi University of Milan and also works for the University of Milan (Universita degli Studi).

Maria Porcari

Francesco Guasti

Dr. Francesco Giovanni Guasti serves as Non-Executive Independent Director at Cofide - Gruppo de Benedetti S.p.A. since April 29, 2016. He was Non-Executive Director at the firm from April 30, 2013. He was Non-Executive Chairman of the Board of Cofide - Gruppo de Benedetti SpA between April 30, 2009 and April 29, 2013. He was qualified Lawyer from 1974 to 1978. He has been Notary Public for the Milan district since 1978. He is specialized in company law, family law and inheritance law. He is Chairman or Director of non-profit organizations and cultural associations. He served as Honorary Judge at the Milan Court from 2000 to 2005 and Director of Eurofinleading Fiduciaria SpA from 2002 to 2007. He also acts as Director of Societa editrice del Corriere del Ticino SA and as Director of Ceresio SIM SpA. He graduated in Law from Universita degli Studi di Milano.