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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Eric Lefkofsky

48 2015 Chairman of the Board

Rich Williams

43 2015 Chief Executive Officer, Director

Michael Randolfi

45 2016 Chief Financial Officer

Steve Krenzer

59 2017 Chief Operating Officer

Brian Stevens

43 2016 Chief Accounting Officer, Treasurer

Dane Drobny

50 2014 General Counsel, Corporate Secretary

Theodore Leonsis

62 2015 Lead Independent Director

Michael Angelakis

53 2016 Independent Director

Peter Barris

66 2008 Independent Director

Robert Bass

68 2012 Independent Director

Joseph Levin

38 2017 Independent Director

Deborah Wahl

55 2017 Independent Director

Ann Ziegler

59 2014 Independent Director

Biographies

Name Description

Eric Lefkofsky

Mr. Eric P. Lefkofsky is Chairman of the Board of the Company. Mr. Lefkofsky is a co-founder of Echo Global Logistics, Inc. (NASDAQ: ECHO), a technology-enabled transportation and logistics outsourcing firm, and served on its board of directors from February 2005 to December 2012. Mr. Lefkofsky is a co-founder of InnerWorkings, Inc. (NASDAQ: INWK), a global provider of managed print and promotional solutions, and served on its board of directors from August 2008 to October 2012. Mr. Lefkofsky is also co-founder and CEO at Tempus, a technology company that has built an operating system to battle cancer. In 2008, Mr. Lefkofsky co-founded Lightbank LLC, a private investment firm specializing in information technology companies, and served as a manager until February 2017. In April 2006, Mr. Lefkofsky co-founded MediaBank, LLC (now known as Mediaocean LLC), a provider of integrated media procurement technology, and has served as a director or manager since that time. Mr. Lefkofsky is also a co-founder of Uptake, a predictive analytics platform. Mr. Lefkofsky serves on the board of directors of Children’s Memorial Hospital, the board of trustees of the Steppenwolf Theatre, the board of trustees of the Art Institute of Chicago and the board of trustees of the Museum of Science and Industry, Chicago. Mr. Lefkofsky also serves on the board of directors of World Business Chicago. Mr. Lefkofsky is an Adjunct Professor at the University of Chicago Booth School of Business. Mr. Lefkofsky brings to the Board an in-depth knowledge and understanding of the Company’s business and operations, as one of its founders and former Chief Executive Officer, as well as expertise gained through his experience as an entrepreneur and innovator in the technology industry.

Rich Williams

Mr. Rich Williams is Chief Executive Officer, Director of the Company. Prior to this role, Mr. Williams served as our Chief Operating Officer since June 2015 and President of North America since October 2014. He joined the Company in June 2011 as Senior Vice President of Marketing. Prior to joining Groupon, Mr. Williams served in a variety of marketing leadership roles at Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ: AMZN) from January 2008 to June 2011, most recently as the Director, Paid Traffic leading global advertising. Prior to joining Amazon, he spent nearly seven years in sales and marketing leadership roles at Experian plc (LSE: EXPN), a global information services company.

Michael Randolfi

Mr. Michael Randolfi is Chief Financial Officer of the Company Prior to joining Groupon, Mr. Randolfi served as the Chief Financial Officer of Orbitz Worldwide, Inc. (NYSE: OWW) from March 2013 until November 2015 (when he departed following its acquisition by Expedia, Inc.). Prior to joining Orbitz, Mr. Randolfi served as Vice President and then as Senior Vice President and Controller at Delta Air Lines (NYSE: DAL) from February 2008 to February 2013. From June 1999 to February 2008, he held various executive positions at Delta Air Lines in financial planning and analysis, controllership and treasury. Prior to his 14-year career at Delta, Mr. Randolfi held positions with Continental Airlines (NYSE: UAL) and Raymond James and Associates (NYSE: RJF). Mr. Randolfi is a CPA and a certified management accountant.

Steve Krenzer

Mr. Steve Krenzer is Chief Operating Officer of the Company. Prior to joining Groupon, Mr. Krenzer was the Chief Executive Officer of Core Digital Media, Inc. from October 2012 to November 2017. From November 1996 to October 2012, Mr. Krenzer held a variety of senior executive positions at Experian (LSE: EXPN), ultimately serving as President of Interactive Media.

Brian Stevens

Mr. Brian Stevens is Chief Accounting Officer, Treasurer of the CompanyPrior to joining Groupon, Mr. Stevens spent 16 years with KPMG LLP, most recently as a partner. Mr. Stevens spent five years in KPMG's Department of Professional Practice and was a practice fellow at the Financial Accounting Standards Board from 2006 to 2008. Mr. Stevens is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and served on its Financial Reporting Executive Committee (FinREC) from November 2013 to January 2018.

Dane Drobny

Mr. Dane A. Drobny is General Counsel and Corporate Secretary of the Company. Prior to joining Groupon, Mr. Drobny was Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary at Sears Holdings Corporation (NASDAQ: SHLD) from May 2010 to June 2014. Prior to joining Sears Holdings, he spent 17 years at the international law firm of Winston & Strawn LLP, most recently as a partner.

Theodore Leonsis

Mr. Theodore J. Leonsis is Lead Independent Director of the Company. Mr. Leonsis has served as the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Monumental Sports & Entertainment, LLC, a sports and entertainment company that owns the NBA’s Washington Wizards, the NHL’s Washington Capitals, the WNBA’s Washington Mystics and the Verizon Center in Washington, D.C. Mr. Leonsis also served as a Vice Chairman Emeritus of AOL LLC, a global Web company. Mr. Leonsis held a number of other executive positions with AOL from September 1994 to December 2006, most recently as Vice Chairman and President, AOL Audience Business. Mr. Leonsis co-founded Revolution Growth Fund II, a private investment firm in November 2011, and has served as a partner of the fund since that time. Mr. Leonsis has served as a director of American Express Co. (NYSE: AXP) since July 2010, was a director of Rosetta Stone Ltd. (NYSE: RST) from December 2009 through May 2013. Mr. Leonsis also serves on the board of directors of several private Internet and technology companies, as well as several charitable organizations. Mr. Leonsis brings to the Board his experience in digital businesses, his innovative approaches, his expertise in identifying business opportunities and driving new strategies based on changing technologies, social media and the Internet.

Michael Angelakis

Mr. Michael Angelakis is Independent Director of the Company. Mr. Angelakis has served as the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Atairos Management, L.P. since August 2015. Mr. Angelakis also serves as a senior advisor to the Executive Management Committee of Comcast Corporation (NASDAQ: CMCSA), a national provider of video, high-speed Internet and voice services, where, prior to founding Atairos, he served as the company’s Vice Chairman and Chief Financial Officer since 2007. Prior to joining Comcast, Mr. Angelakis served as Managing Director and a member of the Management and Investment Committees of Providence Equity Partners, a private equity firm investing in technology, media and communications companies. Prior to joining Providence Equity, Mr. Angelakis was the Chief Executive Officer of State Cable TV Corporation and Aurora Telecommunications and a Vice President at Manufacturers Hanover Trust Company. Mr. Angelakis serves on the board of directors of Hewlett Packard Enterprise Company (NYSE: HPE), and TriNet Group, Inc. (NYSE: TNET). Mr. Angelakis also served on the board of directors of Duke Energy Corporation (NYSE: DUK) from October 2015 until August 2017. Mr. Angelakis also serves on the board of directors of several private communications and technology companies. Mr. Angelakis also was previously the Chairman of the Board for the Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia and a trustee of Babson College. Mr. Angelakis was elected as a director of Groupon pursuant to the terms of an Investment Agreement, dated as of April 3, 2016, between Groupon and A-G Holdings, L.P., an affiliate of Atairos. Mr. Angelakis brings to the Board extensive investment, financial and managerial experience and leadership gained through his senior management roles in the media and telecommunications industries, including as the chief financial officer of a public company, as well as experience as a director of other public companies.

Peter Barris

Mr. Peter J. Barris is Independent Director of the Company. Mr. Barris was originally appointed to the Board pursuant to a general voting agreement, which terminated as a result of our initial public offering. From 1999 through 2017, Mr. Barris was the Managing General Partner of New Enterprise Associates and since 2017 he has been the Chairman and General Partner, where he specializes in information technology investing. Mr. Barris is a vice chairman of the board of trustees of Northwestern University. Mr. Barris brings to the Board a sophisticated knowledge of information technology companies that includes investments in over twenty-five information technology companies that have completed public offerings or successful mergers as well as experience serving as a director of several public companies.

Robert Bass

Mr. Robert J. Bass is Independent Director of the Company. He served as a vice chairman of Deloitte & Touche LLP from 2006 through June 2012, and was a partner in Deloitte from 1982 through June 2012, where he specialized in e-commerce, mergers and acquisitions, SEC filings and related issues. At Deloitte, Mr. Bass was responsible for all services provided to Forstmann Little and its portfolio companies and was the advisory partner for Blackstone, DIRECTV, 24 Hour Fitness, McKesson, IMG and CSC. In addition, he has been an advisory partner for RR Donnelley, Automatic Data Processing, Community Health Systems, and Avis Budget. Mr. Bass has served on the board of directors of Sims Metal Management (ASX: SGM.AX) and as a member of the risk and audit committee since September 2013, including as chairman of the risk and audit committee since November 2014, the board of directors and as a member of the audit committee of Apex Tool Group, LLC since December 2014, including as chairman of the audit committee since April 2015, the board of directors and as chairman of the audit committee of New Page Corporation from January 2013 (emergence from chapter XI) to January 2015 (sale of the company), and the board of directors and as chairman of the audit committee of Redfin Corporation (NASDAQ: RDFN) since October 2016. Mr. Bass is a certified public accountant licensed in New York and Connecticut. He is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the Connecticut State Society of Certified Public Accountants. Mr. Bass brings to the Board a wealth of experience and knowledge of public company financial reporting and accounting, including with respect to companies in the e-commerce sector, and his experience at the highest levels of a Big Four accounting firm is an invaluable resource to the Board in its oversight of the Company’s SEC filings.

Joseph Levin

Mr. Joseph Levin is Independent Director of the Company. Mr. Levin has served as the Chief Executive Officer and as a director of IAC/InteractiveCorp (NASDAQ: IAC) since June 2015. He was previously Chief Executive Officer of Mindspark Interactive Network, an IAC subsidiary. Prior to his appointment at Mindspark in November 2009, Mr. Levin served as Senior Vice President, Mergers & Acquisitions and Finance for IAC, and has held various roles within IAC since joining the company in 2003. Prior to joining IAC, Mr. Levin worked in the Technology Mergers & Acquisitions group for Credit Suisse First Boston (now Credit Suisse). Mr. Levin serves as chairman of the Board of Match Group Inc. (NASDAQ: MTCH) and ANGI Homeservices Inc. (NASDAQ: ANGI), both of which are majority-owned by IAC. During the previous five years, Mr. Levin also served on the Board of LendingTree, Inc. (now Tree.com)(NASDAQ: TREE) and The Active Network (NYSE: ACTV). Mr. Levin also currently serves on the Undergraduate Executive Board of Wharton School. Mr. Levin brings to the Board substantial e-commerce and technology industry experience, including as the Chief Executive Officer of a public company, as well as experience as a director of other public companies.

Deborah Wahl

Ms. Deborah Wahl is Independent Director of the company. Ms. Wahl has served as the Chief Marketing Officer of Cadillac, a brand of General Motors Company (NYSE: GM), since March 2018. Ms. Wahl previously served as the Chief Marketing Officer of McDonald’s Corporation (NYSE: MCD) from March 2014 until May 2017 and, prior to that, as the Chief Marketing Officer of PulteGroup, Inc. (NYSE: PHM) from August 2009 until February 2014. Prior to joining PulteGroup, she spent over 10 years in marketing leadership roles at Chrysler LLC, Toyota Motor Corporation (NYSE: TM), and Ford Motor Company (NYSE: F). Ms. Wahl also serves on the board of directors of a private computer software company and as vice chair of the Association of National Advertisers. Ms. Wahl brings to the Board her substantial experience gained from leadership positions in marketing at several publicly traded companies.

Ann Ziegler

Ms. Ann E. Ziegler is Independent Director of the Company. Ms. Ziegler served as Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of CDW Corp. (“CDW”) (NASDAQ: CDW) from April 2008 through December 2017. Prior to joining CDW, Ms. Ziegler spent 15 years at Sara Lee Corporation (“Sara Lee”), a global consumer goods company, in a number of executive roles including finance, mergers and acquisitions, strategy and general management positions in both U.S. and international businesses. Most recently, from 2005 until April 2008, Ms. Ziegler served as Chief Financial Officer and Senior Vice President of Administration for Sara Lee Food and Beverage. Prior to joining Sara Lee, Ms. Ziegler was a corporate attorney at Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom. Ms. Ziegler has served on the board of directors of Hanesbrands, Inc. (NYSE: HBI) since 2009, Wolters Kluwer N.V. (AEX: WKL) since April 2017, and US Foods Holding Corp. (NYSE: USFD) since November 2017 and as a member of its audit committee since January 2018. Ms. Ziegler brings to the Board substantial experience in the consumer goods and technology industries, as well as her experience as the Chief Financial Officer of a publicly traded company.

Basic Compensation

Name Fiscal Year Total

Eric Lefkofsky

200,000

Rich Williams

7,781,870

Michael Randolfi

1,887,270

Steve Krenzer

4,651,270

Brian Stevens

1,235,760

Dane Drobny

1,796,820

Theodore Leonsis

240,000

Michael Angelakis

225,000

Peter Barris

240,000

Robert Bass

245,000

Joseph Levin

206,250

Deborah Wahl

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Ann Ziegler

225,000
As Of  30 Dec 2017