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Countrywide PLC (CWD.L)

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Peter Long

2018 Executive Chairman of the Board

David Watson

2014 Non-Executive Deputy Chairman of the Board, Senior Independent Director

Himanshu Raja

2017 Chief Financial Officer, Executive Director

Gareth Williams

2016 Company Secretary

Caleb Kramer

2009 Non-Executive Director

Natalie Ceeney

2017 Non-Executive Independent Director

Jim Clarke

2018 Non-Executive Independent Director

Rupert Gavin

2014 Non-Executive Independent Director

Jane Lighting

2014 Non-Executive Independent Director

Cathy Turner

2014 Non-Executive Independent Director

Biographies

Name Description

Peter Long

Mr. Peter J. Long is Executive Chairman of the Board of the Company. Peter was appointed non-executive director of the Company in February 2016 and took over as non-executive chairman at the Company’s AGM on 27 April 2016. Peter is chairman of Royal Mail plc and in April 2016 was appointed non-executive chairman of Parques Reunidos Servicios Centrales S.A.U. Having ceased to be joint chief executive of TUI AG with effect from 9 February 2016 he is a member of TUI AG’s supervisory board. Prior to this, he held a variety of senior roles in the travel and leisure sector. He was formerly senior independent non-executive director of RAC plc (2001-2005) and Rentokil Initial plc (2005-2014). He was also a non-executive director of Debenhams plc (2006-2009).

David Watson

Mr. David K. Watson is an Non-Executive Deputy Chairman of the Board, Senior Independent Director of Countrywide plc since September 1, 2014. David joined the Group in September 2013 as non-executive director of the Company and was appointed chairman of the Audit and Risk Committee and subsequently senior independent director. David is currently a non-executive director of Ageas UK, Kames Capital plc, Hermes Fund Managers Limited and T R Property Investment Trust plc. He chairs the audit committees of Hermes Fund Managers Limited and T R Property Investment Trust plc. He has extensive industry and accounting experience. David has had a distinguished career as a finance director. Most recently he was finance director of the general insurance division of Aviva. Prior to that he held various other senior financial roles at Aviva and at Prudential and M&G Group. David is a chartered accountant and a graduate of City University Business School.

Himanshu Raja

Mr. Himanshu Raja is appointed as Chief Financial Officer, Executive Director of the Company. Himanshu joined the Board in June 2017 and assumed the chief financial officer role effective 1 August 2017. Himanshu brings 25 years’ experience in large multinational organisations in the business and IT services, software and telecommunications sectors. He was previously chief financial officer of G4S plc where he was responsible for finance, treasury, tax, IR and M&A and IT and procurement. At G4S, Himanshu strengthened the controls and governance across the group, delivered significant cost transformation and oversaw a significant improvement in profitability and cash flow. Himanshu was previously chief financial officer of Misys plc, under private equity ownership, and, prior to that, was chief financial officer of Logica plc, where he was responsible for the sale of the Group to CGI in a ?2.1 billion transaction. Himanshu graduated in law from the University of Wales, and qualified as a chartered accountant in 1989.

Gareth Williams

Mr. Gareth Williams is an Company Secretary of Countrywide PLC. He worked in a private practice at Berg Legal (Manchester) and Reynolds Porter Chamberlain (London) before joining Thorn EMI plc in 1996, where he subsequently became Head of Legal and Company Secretary for the demerged Thorn UK Group. He was appointed to his current position in Countrywide in 2000. He is a solicitor and chartered company secretary.

Caleb Kramer

Mr. Caleb Samuel Kramer is an Non-Executive Director of Countrywide PLC. Caleb joined the Group in May 2009 and was appointed as a director. He is a managing director and portfolio manager (Europe) at Oaktree Capital Management (UK) LLP. Prior to joining Oaktree in 2000, Caleb co-founded Seneca Capital Partners LLC, a private equity investment firm. From 1994 to 1996, Caleb was employed by Archon Capital Partners, an investment firm. Prior to 1994, Caleb was an associate in mergers and acquisitions at Dillon Read and Co. Inc. and an analyst at Merrill Lynch and Co. Inc. Caleb received a BA degree in economics from the University of Virginia.

Natalie Ceeney

Ms. Natalie Ceeney is the Non-Executive Independent Director of the Company. Natalie was appointed non-executive director of the Company on 28 April 2017. Natalie chairs the board of Innovate Finance, and leads an independent strategy consultancy practice. After training as a strategy consultant at McKinsey & Company, Natalie’s executive career has included chief executive officer roles at HM Courts and Tribunals Service, The Financial Ombudsman Service, and The National Archives, and as a member of HSBC’s UK executive team, leading digitally enabled, customer focused change. Natalie is a graduate of the University of Cambridge.

Jim Clarke

Mr. Jim Clarke is Non-Executive Independent Director of the Company. He is no longer Group Chief Financial Officer, Executive Director of Countrywide Plc., effective 31 July 2017. Jim joined the Group in November 2007. He was previously finance director and company secretary of JD Wetherspoon and has previously worked for David Lloyd Leisure (a division of Whitbread plc) and HP Bulmer Holdings plc. Jim is a graduate of Stirling University and he qualified as a chartered accountant in 1984.

Rupert Gavin

Mr. Rupert Gavin is an Non-Executive Independent Director of the Company. Rupert was appointed non-executive director of the Company in June 2014. He is chairman of the board of trustees of Historic Royal Palaces and also chairs the Honours Committee for Arts and Media. Rupert has a range of other board positions, at both chairman and director level in a variety of businesses, with a strong consumer bias. Most recently he was chief executive officer of Odeon and UCI Cinemas Group between 2005 and 2014. He was previously at the BBC where he was chairman and chief executive of BBC Worldwide and also at BT where he was managing director of the consumer division, prior to which he was at the Dixons Stores Group latterly as deputy managing director.

Jane Lighting

Ms. Jane Lighting serves as Non-Executive Independent Director of the Company. Jane was appointed non-executive director of the Company in June 2014. She has spent her career in broadcast media, including chief executive officer of Channel 5 Broadcasting, CEO of Flextech plc and founder and CEO of Minotaur International. She was formerly non-executive director at Paddy Power plc, a senior independent director at Trinity Mirror, a trustee of the Royal Television Society, governor of the National Film and Television School and a member of British Screen Advisory Council.

Cathy Turner

Ms. Cathy Turner is an Non-Executive Director of Countrywide PLC since July 31, 2013. Cathy was appointed non-executive director of the Company and chairman of the Company’s Remuneration Committee on 31 July 2013. Cathy is also a non-executive director and chair of the remuneration committee for Aldermore PLC and Old Mutual Wealth. She is a partner at the senior advisory firm Manchester Square Partners LLP. She is an honorary fellow of UNICEF UK and a member of the board of the Gurkha Welfare Trust. She is a former council member of the Royal College of Art. She has extensive industry experience working with Deloitte & Touche, Ernst & Young and Towers Watson in her early career. She subsequently joined Barclays PLC, where she was a member of the group executive committee with responsibility for human resources, corporate affairs, strategy and brand and marketing. During her time with Barclays she was also director of investor relations for four years and had extensive experience in remuneration in her many roles. She was chief administrative officer of Lloyds Banking Group PLC. Cathy is a graduate of the University of Lancaster.

Basic Compensation

Name Fiscal Year Total

Peter Long

180,000

David Watson

95,000

Himanshu Raja

271,000

Gareth Williams

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Caleb Kramer

40,000

Natalie Ceeney

36,000

Jim Clarke

237,000

Rupert Gavin

45,000

Jane Lighting

45,000

Cathy Turner

55,000
As Of  30 Dec 2017