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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

James Ratner

73 2016 Non-Executive Chairman of the Board

David LaRue

56 2011 President, Chief Executive Officer, Director

Robert OBrien

60 2008 Chief Financial Officer, Executive Vice President

Duane Bishop

55 2016 Chief Operating Officer, Executive Vice President

Charles Obert

52 2017 Executive Vice President, Chief Accounting Officer and Corporate Controller

Ketan Patel

47 2017 Executive Vice President, General Counsel, Secretary

Emily Holiday

41 2017 Executive Vice President of Human Resources

Kenneth Bacon

63 2012 Independent Director

Z. Jamie Behar

60 2017 Independent Director

Michelle Felman

55 2018 Independent Director

Jerome Lande

42 2018 Independent Director

Adam Metz

56 2018 Independent Director

Gavin Molinelli

34 2018 Independent Director

Marran Ogilvie

49 2018 Independent Director

Mark Ordan

59 2018 Independent Director

William Roberts

62 2018 Independent Director

Robert Schriesheim

57 2018 Independent Director

Mike Lonsway

2016 IR Contact Officer

Biographies

Name Description

James Ratner

Mr. James A. Ratner is non-executive chairman of the Forest City Board of Directors of the Company. Previously, Mr. Ratner served as executive vice president of the Company from March 1988 to December 2016, including service as our executive vice president - development from January 2016 to December 2016. He has also served as an officer and/or director of various subsidiaries of Forest City. Mr. Ratner has served as a board member of Hamilton Beach (previously NACCO Industries, Inc.), a publicly-traded mining, small appliances and specialty retail holding company, since 2012. Mr. Ratner is active with numerous community, charitable and professional organizations, including membership on the Board of Trustees of Case Western Reserve University, The Cleveland Museum of Art and The Playhouse Square Foundation, where he serves as Chair. Mr. Ratner holds a bachelor’s degree from Columbia University and an MBA from Harvard University.

David LaRue

Mr. David J. LaRue is Chief Executive Officer and President, Director of the Company. He is also an officer of various subsidiaries of Forest City. Prior to becoming president and chief executive officer, Mr. LaRue served as executive vice president and chief operating officer from March 2010 to June 2011. Mr. LaRue served as president and chief operating officer of Forest City Commercial Group, Inc. (now known as Forest City Commercial Group, LLC) from 2003 to March 2010 and as executive vice president of Forest City Rental Properties, Inc. (now known as Forest City Properties, LLC) from 1997 to 2003. Prior to joining Forest City in 1986, Mr. LaRue was an internal auditor and financial analyst with the Sherwin-Williams Company. Mr. LaRue served on the Board of CubeSmart, a publicly-traded real estate investment trust focused on self-storage facilities, from 2004 to May 2013. Mr. LaRue is a member of the Board of Trustees and chair of the Capital Committee of the Friends of the Cleveland School of the Arts; a trustee and member of the Finance Committee of the Lawrence School; a member of the Board of Directors of St. Edward High School; and a member of the Board of Directors of the Greater Cleveland Partnership. Mr. LaRue’s prior industry service includes being a member of the Board of Trustees of the International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC), including service as its chairman in 2013; a member of the Board of Advisors of the National Association of the Real Estate Investment Trust (NAREIT); and a member of the Board of Directors of The Real Estate Round Table.

Robert OBrien

Mr. Robert G. OBrien is Chief Financial Officer, Executive Vice President of the company, since April 2008.

Duane Bishop

Mr. Duane F. Bishop, Jr., is Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of the Company, since January 1, 2016. He previously served as the Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of the Company’s Commercial Group from 2011 to December 31, 2015.

Charles Obert

Mr. Charles D. Obert is Executive Vice President, Chief Accounting Officer and Corporate Controller of the Company. He previously served as a Senior Vice President from September 2011 through February 28, 2017.

Ketan Patel

Mr. Ketan Patel is Executive Vice President, General Counsel, Secretary of the company. He previously served as Vice President, Corporate Secretary and Chief Ethics Officer of FirstEnergy Corp., a major Midwestern electric utility company, from July 2016 to May 17, 2017, where he served as a primary liaison to its board and managed a team of 150 associates across the company’s real estate and facilities, corporate and records and information compliance departments. From November 2012 through June 2016, he served as Director, Real Estate and Facilities of FirstEnergy Corp.

Emily Holiday

Ms. Emily J. Holiday is Executive Vice President of Human Resources of the Company. She previously served as Senior Vice President - Human Resources from January 1, 2016 through February 28, 2017, Director - Talent Management from October 2014 through December 2015 and Vice President - Procurement from April 2011 through October 2014.

Kenneth Bacon

Mr. Kenneth J. Bacon is an Independent Director of the CompanyMr. Bacon co-founded RailField Partners, a financial advisory and asset management firm based in Washington, D.C., in 2012. Mr. Bacon retired from the Federal National Mortgage Association (Fannie Mae) in 2012 after nearly 20 years with the company. Mr. Bacon joined Fannie Mae as senior vice president, Northeast Region. In 1998, he was selected to lead Fannie Mae’s American Communities Fund. In 2000, he became senior vice president of the organization’s Multifamily Division and in 2005 he was promoted to executive vice president of the division. Prior to Fannie Mae, Mr. Bacon served as director of policy for the Oversight Board at Resolution Trust Corporation, and was later named director of securitization. Prior to this, he worked at Morgan Stanley, where his focus was mortgage finance and related products. Mr. Bacon began his career with Kidder Peabody. Mr. Bacon is a board member of three other publicly-traded companies: Comcast Corporation, a global media and technology company, where he has been a director since 2002; Ally Financial Inc., a financial service company, where he has been a director since 2015; and Welltower Inc., a healthcare property REIT, where he has been a director since January 2016. He is also a board member of the National Multifamily Housing Council and serves on the Advisory Board of the Stanford Center on Longevity. Mr. Bacon has a B.A. from Stanford University, a M.Sc. from the London School of Economics, and an MBA from the Harvard Graduate School of Business.

Z. Jamie Behar

Ms. Z. Jamie Behar is Independent Director of the Company. Ms. Behar served as Managing Director, Real Estate & Alternative Investments for GM Investment Management Corp. (GMIMCo), the asset management arm of General Motors Company, from 2005 to 2015. While at GMIMCo, she managed GMIMCo’s clients’ real estate investment portfolios, including both private market and publicly traded security investments, as well as their alternative investment portfolios, totaling approximately $12 billion at peak portfolio value. She was also a member of GMIMCo’s Board of Directors, the Investment Management Committee, the Private Equity Investment Approval Committee and the Risk Management Committee. Ms. Behar holds a B.S.E. from The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania, an MBA from Columbia University Graduate School of Business, and the CFA Charter.

Michelle Felman

Ms. Michelle Felman is Independent Director of the company. Ms. Felman founded JAM Holdings, an investment and advisory firm, in 2016. Prior to founding JAM Holdings, Ms. Felman served as an executive vice president - Co-Head of Acquisitions and Capital Markets at Vornado Realty Trust, a publicly traded REIT (“VNO”), from 1997 to 2010 and remained a consultant for VNO through December 2012. She began her career at Morgan Stanley in the Investment Banking Division and later joined GE Capital as a Managing Director of Business Development. Ms. Felman is a board member of Partners Group Holdings AG, a registered, global private equity firm, where she serves as the Chair of the Investment Oversight Committee. She is also a Trustee of Choice Properties, a publicly traded retail REIT in Canada, which was spun off by Loblaws Companies Limited, where she serves on the Governance and Compensation committees. Ms. Felman has resigned from Choice Properties, effective May 2, 2018. Ms. Felman also serves on the boards of Reonomy, a private real estate technology company, and Cumming Corp, a global project management and cost consulting company, and on the Advisory Board at Turner Impact Capital, a social impact platform that focuses on healthcare, charter schools and workforce housing. Until 2017, Ms. Felman was a member of the Executive Committee of the Zell Lurie Center at Wharton Business School, where she also served as a visiting professor. Ms. Felman has a bachelor’s degree in economics from the University of California and an MBA from Wharton Business School at the University of Pennsylvania.

Jerome Lande

Mr. Jerome J. Lande is Independent Director of the company. Jerome J. Lande has served as the Head of Special Situations at Scopia Capital Management LP, an institutional alternative asset management firm and one of Forest City’s largest stockholders, since April 2016 and as a Partner since January 2017. Previously, Mr. Lande co-founded Coppersmith Capital Management LLC, an asset management firm focused on equity investing and active engagement for long-term value creation, in April 2012 and served as Managing Partner until April 2016. Prior to co-founding Coppersmith, from December 1998 to December 2011, Mr. Lande was a partner of MCM Management LLC, the general partner of MMI Investments, LP, a small-cap investment fund that employed private equity investing methodologies in public equities, where he oversaw research, trading and activism. He also served as Corporate Development Officer of Key Components, Inc., a global diversified industrial manufacturer, from 1999 until its acquisition in 2004. Mr. Lande is currently a director of two additional publicly traded companies: CONMED Corporation, a global medical technology company, since April 2014, where he serves as a member of the Compensation and Strategy Committees; and Itron, Inc., a technology company offering products and services in energy and water resource management, since December 2015, where he serves as a member of the Audit/Finance and Value Enhancement committees. Mr. Lande has a bachelor’s degree from Cornell University.

Adam Metz

Mr. Adam S. Metz is Independent Director of the company. Mr. Metz served as Managing Director and Head of International Real Estate at The Carlyle Group, a private equity, alternative asset management and financial services corporation, from September 2013 to April 2018. From March 2011 to August 2013, Mr. Metz served as Senior Advisor to TPG Capital's Real Estate Group, where he worked on all facets of the business including the sourcing of deals, asset management, financing, fundraising and developing strategy. Prior to joining TPG, he was the Chief Executive Officer of General Growth Properties, Inc., from 2008 to 2010, where he led the company through one of the largest and most successful bankruptcy and restructurings in REIT history. In 2002, he co-founded Polaris Capital LLC, where he served as a partner until 2008. Previously, Mr. Metz held executive positions at Rodamco, North America NV, Urban Shopping Centers, Inc., and JMB Realty. Mr. Metz began his career serving in the Commercial Real Estate Lending Group at the First National Bank of Chicago. Mr. Metz served as a director of Parkway Properties, a former NYSE-listed REIT that invested in Sun Belt office buildings, from June 2012 to November 2016, where he was a member of the Audit and Compensation committees. He currently serves on the advisory board of the Cornell Baker Program in Real Estate (Cornell University) and the Kellogg Real Estate Advisory Board (Northwestern University). He also serves on the board of trustees of the Smithsonian Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden. Mr. Metz is currently a member of Real Estate Roundtable, International Council of Shopping Centers, the Urban Land Institute and the University of Southern California Lusk Center for Real Estate. Mr. Metz has a Master of Management degree from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University, and a bachelor’s degree from Cornell University.

Gavin Molinelli

Mr. Gavin T. Molinelli is Independent Director of the company. Gavin T. Molinelli has served as a Partner and Director of Starboard Value LP, an investment adviser and one of Forest City’s largest stockholders, since 2011. Prior to Starboard Value LP’s formation, Mr. Molinelli was Investment Analyst and Vice President at Ramius LLC, a privately owned hedge fund sponsor, from February 2009 to 2011, where he also served as an associate from October 2006 to February 2009. Prior to joining Ramius LLC, Mr. Molinelli was a member of the Technology Investment Banking group at Banc of America Securities LLC from June 2005 to September 2006. During the past five years, Mr. Molinelli has served on two additional publicly traded company boards, including: Depomed, Inc., a pharmaceutical company, from March 2017 to August 2017, where he served as a member of the Compensation and Nominating and Corporate Governance committees; and Wausau Paper Corp., a provider of away-from-home towel and tissue products, from July 2014 until it was acquired by SCA Tissue North America LLC in January 2016, where he served as a member of the Compensation and Corporate Governance committees. Mr. Molinelli has a bachelor’s degree from Washington and Lee University.

Marran Ogilvie

Ms. Marran H. Ogilvie is Independent Director of the company. Marran H. Ogilvie has served as an advisor to the Creditors’ Committee for the Lehman Brothers International (Europe) Administration since 2008 and currently serves as an independent board member of several companies. In addition to her public company board experience, Ms. Ogilvie serves as a member of the Executive Board of A Chance to Change, a civic organization serving families in Oklahoma and as a member of the Board of Directors of Oklahoma Contemporary Arts Center. Ms. Ogilvie has a Juris Doctor degree from the St. John’s University School of Law and a bachelor’s degree from the University of Oklahoma.

Mark Ordan

Mr. Mark S. Ordan is Independent Director of the company. He has served as Chief Executive Officer of Quality Care Properties, a publicly traded real estate company and one of the largest actively managed companies focused on post-acute, skilled nursing and memory care/assisted living properties, since its spin-off from HCP, Inc. in October 2016. He served as a consultant to HCP from March 2016 to October 2016. Mr. Ordan previously served as Executive Chairman of Washington Prime Group, a publicly traded retail REIT, from January 2015 through June 2016, after serving as Chief Executive Officer from May 2014 to January 2015. From 2008 to 2013, he was Chief Executive Officer of Sunrise Senior Living, LLC, the successor to the management business of Sunrise Senior Living, Inc., a publicly traded real estate company, where he led a restructuring of the business and oversaw the sale of the company to Health Care REIT, Inc. in January 2013. From October 2006 to May 2007, Mr. Ordan was Chief Executive Officer and President of The Mills Corporation, a publicly traded developer, owner and operator of regional shopping malls and retail entertainment centers, after serving as chief operating officer from February 2006 to October 2006. While at The Mills Corporation, he also served as a director from December 2006 to May 2007. Previously, Mr. Ordan held executive positions at Sutton Place Group, LLC; High Noon Always, Inc.; Mr. Ordan has an MBA from Harvard Business School and a bachelor’s degree from Vassar College.

William Roberts

Mr. William R. Roberts is Independent Director of the company. William R. Roberts has served as President and Chief Executive Officer of the W.R. Roberts Company since 2012. At W.R. Roberts Company, Mr. Roberts provides business counseling services in the areas of operations, executive coaching, business development and strategic planning. From 1980 to December 2011, Mr. Roberts served in various positions with Verizon Communications, Inc. and various predecessor companies to Verizon, including service as regional president for Verizon Washington, D.C., Maryland and Virginia from 2010 to 2011, regional president for Verizon Washington, D.C. and Maryland from 2007 to 2010, president and chief executive officer of Verizon Public Policy Initiatives from 2000 to 2007, as well as various positions of increasing responsibility in Operations, Human Resources, Marketing, Public Affairs, and Government Relations from 1980 to 2000. Mr. Roberts serves on the Board of Directors of MedStar Health, the largest not-for-profit healthcare system in Maryland and the Washington, D.C., region, where he has been a director since 2004, served as immediate past Chairman of the Board and serves as Vice Chairman of the Executive Compensation Committee. In addition, he serves as an independent member of the board of UMUC Ventures, which provides an innovative business model for higher education that brings services and products to help higher education institutions compete and keep the costs of education affordable. Mr. Roberts has also served as Board Chairman for the Maryland Chamber of Commerce, National Aquarium in Baltimore and the Baltimore branch of the Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond. Mr. Roberts holds numerous honors and distinctive recognitions, including two honorary doctorate degrees. In 2012, he was inducted into the Maryland Chamber of Commerce Business Hall of Fame. Mr. Roberts has a bachelor’s degree from Morgan State University.

Robert Schriesheim

Mr. Robert A. Schriesheim is Independent Director of the company. Robert A. Schriesheim is chairman of Truax Partners LLC, through which he advises and partners with institutional investors and serves as a board member in public and private companies typically undergoing broad transformations. From August 2011 to October 2016, he served as the Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Sears Holdings Corporation, a publicly traded retail company, and served as a Corporate Advisor until January 2017. From January 2010 to October 2010, Mr. Schriesheim was Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Hewitt Associates, a global human resources consulting and outsourcing company that was acquired by Aon in October 2010. From 2006 to 2009, he was Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer and, until its 2011 acquisition by Infor and Golden Gate Capital, a board member of Lawson Software, a publicly traded ERP software provider. He also serves on the board of two privately held companies, including First Advantage, a portfolio company of the private equity firm Symphony Technology Group, LLC, which provides analytics and outsourced talent acquisition solutions on a global basis; and Outcome Health, a digital media company operating a patient point-of-care health intelligence platform. Mr. Schriesheim has an MBA from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business, and a bachelor’s degree from Princeton University.

Mike Lonsway