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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Andrew Perlman

39 2012 Chief Executive Officer, Director

Anastasia Nyrkovskaya

40 2013 Chief Financial Officer

Jason Charkow

41 2016 Senior Vice President-Legal and Business Affairs

Edward Jankowski

65 2016 Senior Vice President and Chief Executive Officer of XpresSpa

Richard Abbe

47 2017 Independent Director

Bruce Bernstein

53 2017 Independent Director

John Engelman

61 2010 Independent Director

Salvatore Giardina

55 2017 Independent Director

Andrew Heyer

60 2016 Independent Director

Donald Stout

71 2012 Independent Director

Biographies

Name Description

Andrew Perlman

Mr. Andrew Perlman serves as Chief Executive Officer, Director of Vringo Inc. He has served as our Chief Executive Officer since March 2012, as our President from April 2010 to July 2012 and a member of our board of directors since September 2009. From February 2009 to March 2010, He served as vice president of global digital business development at EMI Music Group, where he was responsible for leading distribution deals with digital partners for EMI’s music and video content. From May 2007 to February 2009, Mr. Perlman served as General Manager of our United States operations as well as our Senior Vice President Content & Community. In this position, Mr. Perlman managed our United States operations and led our content and social community partnerships. From June 2005 to May 2007, He was senior vice president of digital media at Classic Media, Inc., a global media company with a portfolio of kids, family and pop-culture entertainment brands. In his position with Classic Media, Mr. Perlman led the company’s partnerships across video gaming, online and mobile distribution. From June 2001 to May 2005, Mr. Perlman served as general manager for the Rights Group, LLC and its predecessors, a mobile content, marketing and mobile fan club company, where he oversaw mobile marketing campaigns for major international brands and artists such as Visa, Pepsi, Britney Spears and Justin Timberlake. Mr. Perlman holds a Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration from the School of Business and Public Management at George Washington University.

Anastasia Nyrkovskaya

Ms. Anastasia Nyrkovskaya serves as Chief Financial Officer of Vringo, Inc. Ms. Nyrkovskaya joined the Company in May 2013 as Chief Financial Officer. Ms. Nyrkovskaya has over fifteen years of accounting experience. Prior to joining the Company, from 2011, Ms. Nyrkovskaya served as Vice President and Assistant Global Controller at NBCUniversal Media, LLC. From 2008 to 2011, while also at NBCUniversal Media, LLC, Ms. Nyrkovskaya served as Vice President, Corporate Finance and Business Development, where she structured merger and acquisition transactions and partnerships. From 2006 to 2008, Ms. Nyrkovskaya was a Director in Corporate Finance and Business Development at NBCUniversal Media, LLC. From 1998 to 2006, Ms. Nyrkovskaya served in the Audit and Assurance practice at KPMG LLP. Ms. Nyrkovskaya is a Certified Public Accountant and received an advanced degree in economics and business administration from Moscow State University of Publishing and Printing Arts.

Jason Charkow

Mr. Jason Charkow has served as our Senior Vice President, Legal and Business Affairs, since June 2016 and is responsible for overseeing all of our and our subsidiaries’ legal affairs and supporting our business activities. Mr. Charkow joined us in February 2012 as our Senior Intellectual Property Counsel and, in June 2014, became the Director of Legal and Intellectual Property, assuming responsibility for oversight of our world-wide intellectual property litigation and management of our intellectual property assets. Prior to joining us, Mr. Charkow was an attorney at Winston & Strawn and Jones Day where he focused on intellectual property litigation, prosecution and counseling. Mr. Charkow has litigated complex patent infringement matters involving a range of telecommunications, computer and electronic technologies. Mr. Charkow earned a Juris Doctor from Hofstra University and holds a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from Binghamton University.

Edward Jankowski

Mr. Edward Jankowski serves as Senior Vice President and Chief Executive Officer of XpresSpa, a subsidiary of the Company. Mr. Jankowski, age 63, has served as XpresSpa’s Chief Executive Officer since June 2016 and as a member of its Board of Directors since May 2015. From 2012 to 2016, Mr. Jankowski was the Vice President and General Manager of Luxury Retail at Luxottica, where he oversaw the Ilori and Optical Shop of Aspen and Persol retail stores, as well as the development of a go-forward Luxury Retail model for future expansion. From 2007 to 2012, Mr. Jankowski was Senior Vice President and General Manager for Godiva Chocolatier, responsible for the $400 million North America multi-channel business, consisting of 240 retail stores, 2,000 plus wholesale doors and direct and interactive business. From 2001 to 2007, Mr. Jankowski was the Chief Operating Officer of Safilo Group’s Solstice sunglasses stores, where he opened 120 stores, oversaw store operations, merchandising, finance, planning/distribution, marketing and communications, loss prevention, real estate, visual and store design/development/construction. From 1999 to 2001, Mr. Jankowski was the President of Airport Shops Division of World Duty Free Americas, a division of B.A.A. While there, he was a member of the Senior Executive Committee, with responsibility for the $120 million Airport Division. Mr. Jankowski began his career in 1975 as an Executive Trainee for R.H. Macy’s. Mr. Jankowski currently serves on the Board of Directors of the Accessories Council, FIT Accessories Advisory and the Elizabeth Carter Beach Association. Mr. Jankowski was formerly a member of the LIM Advisory Board. Mr. Jankowski received his B.Sc. in management and commerce marketing from Rider University.

Richard Abbe

Mr. Richard K. Abbe serves as an Independent Director of the Company. Mr. Abbe is the Co-founder, and is a Principal and Managing Partner of Iroquois Capital Management, LLC, the Investment Advisor to Iroquois Capital LP and Iroquois Capital (offshore) Ltd. Mr. Abbe has served as Co-Chief Investment Officer of Iroquois Capital since inception in 2003. Previously, Mr. Abbe co-founded and served as Co-Chief Investment Officer of Vertical Ventures, LLC, a merchant bank. Prior to that, he was employed by Lehman Brothers and served as Senior Managing Director at Gruntal & Company, LLC, where he also served on the firm’s Board of Directors. Mr. Abbe also previously served as Founding Partner at Hampshire Securities. He currently serves on the investment committee of Hobart and William Smith Colleges endowment Fund.

Bruce Bernstein

Mr. Bruce T. Bernstein serves as an independent director of the company . Mr. Bernstein has over thirty years of experience in the securities industry, primarily as senior portfolio manager for two alternative finance funds as well as in trading and structuring of arbitrage strategies. Mr. Bernstein has served as President of Rockmore Capital, LLC since 2006, the manager of a direct investment and lending fund with peak assets under management of $140 million. Previously, he served as Co-President of Omicron Capital, LP, an investment firm based in New York, which he joined in 2001. Omicron Capital focused on direct investing and lending to public small cap companies and had peak assets under management of $260 million. Prior to joining Omicron Capital, Mr. Bernstein was with Fortis Investments Inc., where he was Senior Vice President in the bank’s Global Securities Arbitrage business unit, specializing in equity structured products and equity arbitrage and then President in charge of the bank’s proprietary investment business in the United States. Prior to Fortis, Mr. Bernstein was Director in the Equity Derivatives Group at Nomura Securities International specializing in cross-border tax arbitrage, domestic equity arbitrage and structured equity swaps. Mr. Bernstein started his career at Kidder Peabody, where he rose to the level of Assistant Treasurer. Mr. Bernstein also serves as a member of the Board of Directors of Neurotrope, Inc. Mr. Bernstein is also a member of the board of Summit Digital Health, a laser based blood glucose monitor distributor, based in New Jersey. Mr. Bernstein holds a B.B.A. from City University of New York (Baruch). We believe Mr. Bernstein’s extensive experience in the securities industry qualifies him to serve on our Board of Directors.

John Engelman

Mr. John Engelman serves as an Independent Director of Vringo Inc. Mr. Engelman also serves as an independent director of Hemisphere Media Group, Inc., a publically traded Hispanic media company that owns and operates television stations and cable networks in the U.S., Puerto Rico and Latin America. Mr. Engelman was a co-founder of Classic Media, Inc., a global media company specializing in family and children’s entertainment where he served as co-chief executive officer until 2012. During that time, he launched television and consumer products driven brands based on iconic entertainment properties such as Lassie, Casper the Friendly Ghost, Frosty the Snowman and Bullwinkle and Rocky. Mr. Engelman developed monetization strategies and oversaw the roll up of intellectual property assets from diverse rights holders. In August 2012, Classic Media was acquired by DreamWorks Animation SKG where Mr. Engelman currently co-heads the DreamWorks Classics division. From 2007 to 2009, Mr. Engelman was co-chief executive officer of Boomerang Media, Inc., an acquisition company controlled by GTCR Golder Rauner. From 1997 to 2001, he was an operating partner with Pegasus Capital Advisors and a managing director of Brener International Group, LLC. From 1991 to 1996, Mr. Engelman was President of Broadway Video, Inc., a producer of live television and motion pictures. He began his career as a partner at the Los Angeles law firm of Irell & Manella. Mr. Engelman has a J.D. from Harvard Law School and a B.A. in Government from Harvard College.

Salvatore Giardina

Mr. Salvatore Giardina serves as an independent director of the company .Mr. Giardina has served as Chief Financial Officer of Pragma Securities LLC and its holding company, Pragma Weeden Holdings LLC, since 2009. From 2006 through 2008, Mr. Giardina served as S.V.P. and Chief Financial Officer of G-Trade Services LLC and ConvergEx Global Markets LLC. From 2002 through 2006, Mr. Giardina served as Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Ladenburg Thalmann Financial Services Inc., the publicly-traded holding company of Ladenburg Thalmann & Co., Inc., where Mr. Giardina served as its Executive Vice President and 13 TABLE OF CONTENTS Chief Financial Officer from 1998 through 2006 and as its Controller from 1990 through 1998. From 1983 through 1990, Mr. Giardina was an auditor with the national public accounting firm of Laventhol & Horwath. Mr. Giardina served as a director of National Holdings Corporation from 2012 through 2016 and as Chairman of its Audit Committee from 2013 through 2016. Mr. Giardina is a certified public accountant and is Series 24 and Series 27 registered. We believe Mr. Giardina’s extensive financial expertise and his practical and management experience qualifies him to serve on our Board of Directors and as a member and the chairperson of the audit committee of our Board of Directors.

Andrew Heyer

Mr. Andrew R. Heyer serves as an independent director of the company . Mr. Heyer is the Chief Executive Officer and founder of Mistral Capital Management, LLC, a private equity fund manager. Prior to founding Mistral, he served as a Founding Managing Partner of Trimaran Capital Partners, L.L.C. Mr. Heyer was formerly a Vice Chairman of CIBC World Markets Corp. and co-head of CIBC Argosy Merchant Banking Funds. Prior to joining CIBC World Markets Corp. in 1995, Mr. Heyer was a founder and Managing Director of The Argosy Group L.P. Before Argosy, Mr. Heyer was a Managing Director at Drexel Burnham Lambert Incorporated and previous to that, he worked at Shearman/American Express. Mr. Heyer serves as a director of Jamba, Inc. and The Hain Celestial Group, both of which are publicly traded companies. He also serves on the boards of Mistral’s portfolio companies. Mr. Heyer also serves as a member of the Executive Committee and Board of Trustees of the University of Pennsylvania and the University of Pennsylvania Health System. We believe Mr. Heyer’s extensive experience in the securities industry qualifies him to serve on our Board of Directors.

Donald Stout

Mr. Donald E. Stout serves as an Independent Director of the Company. In a career spanning over forty years, Mr. Stout has been involved in virtually all facets of intellectual property law. Mr. Stout has been a senior partner at the law firm of Antonelli, Terry, Stout and Kraus, LLP since 1982. As an attorney in private practice, Mr. Stout has focused on litigation, licensing and representation of clients before the USPTO in diverse technological areas. From 1971 to 1972, Mr. Stout worked as a law clerk for two members of the USPTO Board of Appeals and, from 1968 to 1972. Mr. Stout was an assistant examiner at the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO), where he focused on patent applications covering radio and television technologies. Mr. Stout has written and prosecuted hundreds of patent applications in diverse technologies, rendered opinions on patent infringement and validity, and has testified as an expert witness regarding obtaining and prosecuting patents. Mr. Stout is also the co-founder of NTP Inc., which licensed Research in Motion (RIM), the maker of the Blackberry handheld devices, for $612.5 million to settle a patent infringement action. Mr. Stout serves on the board of directors of Augme Technologies, Inc. (AUGT) and of Tessera Technologies, Inc. (TSRA). Mr. Stout is a member of the bars of the District of Columbia and Virginia, and is admitted to practice before the Supreme Court of the United States, the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit and the USPTO. Mr. Stout holds a Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering, with distinction, from Pennsylvania State University, and a J.D., with honors, from The George Washington University.