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Lions Gate Entertainment Corp (LGFb.N)

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Mark Rachesky

59 2012 Independent Non-Executive Chairman of the Board

Jon Feltheimer

65 2012 Chief Executive Officer, Director

Michael Burns

59 2000 Vice Chairman of the Board

James Barge

61 2013 Chief Financial Officer

Brian Goldsmith

45 2012 Co-Chief Operating Officer

Wayne Levin

54 2013 General Counsel, Chief Strategic Officer

Gordon Crawford

70 2013 Independent Director

Arthur Evrensel

59 2001 Independent Director

Emily Fine

43 2015 Independent Director

Michael Fries

55 2015 Independent Director

Lucian Grainge

57 2016 Independent Director

John Malone

77 2015 Independent Director

G. Scott Paterson

53 1997 Independent Director

Daryl Simm

56 2004 Independent Director

Hardwick Simmons

77 2005 Independent Director

David Zaslav

58 2015 Independent Director

James Marsh

2016 SVP, Head of Investor Relations

Biographies

Name Description

Mark Rachesky

Dr. Mark H. Rachesky, M.D. serves as Independent Non-Executive Chairman of the Board of the company. He is the founder and President of MHR Fund Management LLC. Dr. Rachesky holds an M.B.A. from the Stanford University School of Business, an M.D. from the Stanford University School of Medicine, and a B.A. from the University of Pennsylvania. He is the Non-Executive Chairman of the Board of Directors, member of the Executive Committee and Chairman of the Compensation Committee of Loral Space & Communications Inc. (LORL: NASDAQ); a director and member of the Nominating and Governance Committee and the Compensation Committee of Emisphere Technologies, Inc. (EMIS: OTCBB); a director and member of the Nominating Committee, the Governance Committee and the Compensation Committee of Titan International, Inc. (TWI: NYSE); and a director and member of the Nominating and Governance Committee, Co-Chairman of the Finance Committee and a member of the Compensation Committee of Navistar International Corporation (NAV: NYSE). Dr. Rachesky formerly served on the Board of Directors of Leap Wireless International, Inc. (NASDAQ: LEAP) until its merger with AT&T in March 2014. Dr. Rachesky also serves on the Board of Directors of Mt. Sinai Hospital Children’s Center Foundation, the Board of Advisors of Columbia University Medical Center, as well as the Board of Overseers of the University of Pennsylvania.

Jon Feltheimer

Mr. Jon Henry Feltheimer serves as Chief Executive Officer, Director of the Company. He worked for Sony Pictures Entertainment from 1991 to 1999, serving as Founder and President of TriStar Television from 1991 to 1993, as President of Columbia TriStar Television from 1993 to 1995, and, from 1995 to 1999, as President of Columbia TriStar Television Group and Executive Vice President of Sony Pictures Entertainment. Mr. Feltheimer is a director of the Board of Directors of Grupo Televisa, S.A.B. (NYSE: TV; BMV: TLEVISA CPO). Mr. Feltheimer is also a director of EPIX, the Company’s joint venture with Viacom, Paramount Pictures and MGM, Celestial Tiger Entertainment, the Company’s joint venture with Saban Capital Group, Inc. and Celestial Pictures (a company wholly-owned by Astro Malaysia Holdings Sdn. Bhd.), and POP, the Company’s joint venture with CBS. During Mr. Feltheimer’s tenure, the Company has grown from its independent studio roots into a premier next generation global content leader with a reputation for innovation. As our Chief Executive Officer, Mr. Feltheimer provides a critical link to management’s perspective in Board discussions regarding the business and strategic direction of the Company. With over 30 years of experience in the entertainment industry, Mr. Feltheimer brings an unparalleled level of strategic and operational experience to the Board, as well as an in-depth understanding of our industry and invaluable relationships in the business and entertainment community.

Michael Burns

Mr. Michael Burns serves as Vice Chairman of the Board of the company. He served as Managing Director and Head of the Office at Prudential Securities Inc.’s Los Angeles Investment Banking Office from 1991 to March 2000. Mr. Burns joined Mr. Feltheimer in building the Company into a premier next generation global entertainment company with annual revenue of approximately $3.2 billion in fiscal 2017. Through an accomplished career specialized in raising equity within the media and entertainment industry, Mr. Burns brings important business and financial expertise to the Board in its deliberations on complex transactions and other financial matters. Additionally, Mr. Burns’ extensive knowledge of, and history with, the Company, his financial and investment banking expertise, his in-depth understanding of our industry, his connections in the business community and relationships with our shareholders, makes Mr. Burns an invaluable advisor to the Board.

James Barge

Mr. James W. Barge serves as Chief Financial Officer of Lions Gate Entertainment Corp. since October 1, 2013. From October 2010 to November 2012, Mr. Barge served as the Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer of Viacom, Inc. (having served as its Executive Vice President, Controller, Tax and Treasury since January 2008), where he was responsible for overseeing all aspects of the company’s global finances and capital structure, as well as information technology, risk management and internal audit activities. Prior to joining Viacom, Mr. Barge served as Senior Vice President, Controller and Chief Accounting Officer (from October 2002 to December 2007) and Vice President and Controller (from February 2000 to October 2002) of Time Warner Inc., where he was responsible for the company’s overall financial planning, reporting and analysis, including budgeting and long range planning, and led several shared service and global process improvement initiatives. Mr. Barge joined Time Warner in March 1995 as Assistant Controller. Prior to joining Time Warner, Mr. Barge held several positions at Ernst & Young, including Area Industry Leader of the Consumer Products Group and National Office Partner, where he was responsible for the resolution of SEC accounting and reporting issues.

Brian Goldsmith

Mr. Brian Goldsmith serves as Co-Chief Operating Officer of Lions Gate Entertainment Corp., since October 2012, and served as our Executive Vice President, Corporate Development and Strategy, from September 2008 to October 2012. Prior to that, Mr. Goldsmith served as the Chief Operating Officer and Chief Financial Officer of Mandate Pictures, LLC, a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Company since September 2007.

Wayne Levin

Mr. Wayne Levin serves as General Counsel, Chief Strategic Officer of Lions Gate Entertainment Corp. since February 2013 and our General Counsel since November 2000. Previously, Mr. Levin had been our Executive Vice President, Corporate Operations since February 2004. Mr. Levin had been our Executive Vice President, Legal and Business Affairs since November 2000. Mr. Levin worked for Trimark Holdings, Inc. from September 1996 to November 2000, first as Director of Legal and Business Affairs from 1996 to 1998 and then as General Counsel and Vice President from 1998 to 2000.

Gordon Crawford

Mr. Gordon Crawford serves as Independent Director of Lions Gate Entertainment Corp., Since 7 February 2013. He served in various positions at Capital Research and Management, a privately held investment management company. In December 2012, Mr. Crawford retired as its Senior Vice President. Currently, Mr. Crawford serves as Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Foundation, and is a Life Trustee on the Board of Trustees of Southern California Public Radio. Mr. Crawford formerly served as Vice Chairman at The Nature Conservancy and Vice Chairman of the Paley Center for Media. Mr. Crawford has been one of the most influential and successful investors in the media and entertainment industry since 1971. This professional experience and deep understanding of the media and entertainment sector makes Mr. Crawford a valuable member of our Board.

Arthur Evrensel

Mr. Arthur Evrensel serves as Independent Director of Lions Gate Entertainment Corp, Since September 2001. He is a founding partner of the law firm of Michael, Evrensel & Pawar LLP, which was formed in February 2014. Prior to that, Mr. Evrensel was a partner with the law firm of Heenan Blaikie LLP from 1992 until February 2014. Mr. Evrensel is a leading counsel in entertainment law relating to television and motion picture development, production, financing and distribution, as well as in the areas of new media and video game law. Mr. Evrensel is recognized as one of Canada’s leading entertainment lawyers, including his recognition in the Guide to the Leading 500 Lawyers in Canada published by Lexpert/American Lawyer (since 2002), the Euromoney Legal Media Group’s Guide to the World’s Leading Technology, Media & Telecommunications Lawyers (since 2002) and The Best Lawyers in Canada (Woodward/White). In 2012, Mr. Evrensel was named Vancouver Best Lawyer of the Year in Entertainment Law. Mr. Evrensel has also been recognized since 2002 in the annual Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory in entertainment law as Most Frequently Recommended. Mr. Evrensel has also published numerous articles on entertainment law as it pertains to international co-productions and bank financing in the filmed entertainment industry, has lectured on entertainment law at McGill University in Montreal, the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, as well as at the University of Victoria, and has chaired numerous seminars and conferences relating to the film and television industry in Canada, the United States, China and England. Mr. Evrensel was the contributing editor of the Entertainment Agreements Volume of Canadian Forms & Precedent (2001 to 2007) published by Butterworths Canada. This expertise, along with his in-depth understanding of our industry and his network in the business and entertainment community provide meaningful leadership for the Board.

Emily Fine

Ms. Emily Fine serves as Independent Director of the company. She is a principal of MHR Fund Management LLC, a New York based private equity firm that manages approximately $5 billion of capital and has holdings in public and private companies in a variety of industries Ms. Fine joined MHR Fund Management in 2002 and is a member of the firm’s investment committee. Prior to joining MHR Fund Management, Ms. Fine served as Senior Vice President at Cerberus Capital Management, L.P. and also worked at Merrill Lynch in the Telecom, Media & Technology Investment Banking Group, where she focused primarily on media M&A transactions. Ms. Fine also serves on the Board of Directors of Rumie Initiative, a non-profit organization dedicated to delivering free digital educational content to the world’s underprivileged children. Ms. Fine brings to the Board a unique perspective of our business operations and valuable insight regarding financial matters. Ms. Fine has close to 20 years of investing experience and experience working with various companies in the media industry, including, as a principal of MHR Fund Management, working closely with the Company over the past 7 years. Ms. Fine holds a Bachelor of Business Administration from the University of Michigan.

Michael Fries

Mr. Michael Thomas Fries serves as Independent Director of the Company. He has served as the Chief Executive Officer, President and Vice Chairman of the Board of Directors of Liberty Global, plc since June 2005. Mr. Fries was Chief Executive Officer of UnitedGlobalCom LLC (“UGC”) from January 2004 until the businesses of UGC and LGI International, Inc. (“LGI”) were combined under Liberty Global, plc’s predecessor, LGI. He is the Vice Chairman of the Board of Directors of Liberty Global, plc (since June 2005) and a director of Grupo Television S.A.B. (since April 2015). Previously, he served as a director of UGC and its predecessor from 1999 to 2005. Mr. Fries was chairman of the supervisory boards of two UGC publicly-held European subsidiaries, UPC (1998 to 2003) and Priority Telecom N.V. (2002 to 2006). Mr. Fries also served as executive chairman of Austar from 1999 until 2003, and thereafter as non-executive chairman of Austar until its sale in May 2012. Mr. Fries is a director of CableLabs®, The Cable Center, the non-profit educational arm of the U.S. cable industry, and various other non-profit and privately held corporate organizations. Mr. Fries serves as a Telecom Governor and Steering Committee member of the World Economic Forum. Mr. Fries received his Bachelor’s Degree from Wesleyan University (where he is a member of the board of trustees) and his Masters of Business Administration from Columbia University.

Lucian Grainge

Sir Lucian Grainge serves as Independent Director of the company. Mr. Grainge is currently the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Universal Music Group, positions he has held since March 2011 and January 2011, respectively. Prior to that, Mr. Grainge held positions of increasing responsibility within the Universal Music Group organization, a subsidiary of Vivendi S.A. (“Vivendi”), including serving as the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Universal Music UK from 2001 until 2005 and as the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Universal Music Group International from 2005 until February 2010. In addition, Mr. Grainge served on Vivendi’s management board from April 2010 until June 2012. Mr. Grainge previously served as a member of the Board of Directors of Activision Blizzard, Inc. (from March 2011 until October 2013) and a member of the Board of DreamWorks Animation SKG, Inc. (from May 2013 to August 2016). In 2016, Sir Lucian was bestowed with a knighthood by Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II in the Queen’s 90th Birthday Honours list for accomplishments in the music industry. In 2012, Mr. Grainge was appointed a UK Business Ambassador with a special remit from British Prime Minister David Cameron on global media and entertainment. In 2011, Mr. Grainge was named a Trustee of the American Friends of the Royal Foundation of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and Prince Harry. Mr. Grainge serves on the Board of Trustees of Northeastern University.

John Malone

Dr. John C. Malone is no longer Independent Director of the Company, effective September 2018. He has served as the Chairman of the Board of Liberty Media Corporation (LMCA, LMCB, LMCK: NASDAQ) (including its predecessor) since August 2011 and as a director since December 2010. Dr. Malone served as the Chief Executive Officer of Liberty Interactive Corporation (QVCA, QVCB, LVNTA, LVNTB: NASDAQ) (including its predecessors, Liberty Interactive) from August 2005 to February 2006. Dr. Malone served as the Chairman of the Board of Tele-Communications, Inc. (“TCI”) from November 1996 until March 1999, when it was acquired by AT&T, and as Chief Executive Officer of TCI from January 1994 to March 1997. Dr. Malone holds a Bachelor’s Degree in electrical engineering and economics from Yale University and a Master’s Degree in industrial management and a Ph.D. in operations research from Johns Hopkins University. He has served as (i) a director and the Chairman of the Board of Liberty Interactive Corporation since 1994, (ii) the Chairman of the Board of Liberty Broadband Corporation (LBRDA, LBRDK: NASDAQ) since November 2014, (iii) the Chairman of the Board of Liberty Global plc (LBTYA, LBTYB, LBTYK: NASDAQ) since June 2013, having previously served as the Chairman of the Board of Liberty Global plc’s predecessor, Liberty Global, Inc., from June 2005 to June 2013, (iv) a director of Discovery Communications, Inc. (DISCA, DISCB, DISCK: NASDAQ) since September 2008, (v) a director of Expedia, Inc. (EXPE: NASDAQ) since December 2012, having previously served as a director from August 2005 to November 2012 and (vi) a director of Charter Communications, Inc. (CHTR: NASDAQ) since May 2013.

G. Scott Paterson

Mr. G. Scott Paterson is no longer Independent Director of Lions Gate Entertainment Corp, effective September 2018. He is a media/technology venture capitalist. Mr. Paterson previously served as Chairman & Chief Executive Officer of Yorkton Securities Inc. which, during his tenure, was Canada’s leading technology and entertainment-focused investment bank. Mr. Paterson has also served as Chairman of the Canadian Venture Stock Exchange, Vice Chairman of the Toronto Stock Exchange, a Director of the Investment Dealer’s Association of Canada and a Director of the Canadian Investor Protection Fund. In 2009, Mr. Paterson obtained an ICD.D designation by graduating from the Rotman Institute of Corporate Directors at the University of Toronto. In 2014, Mr. Paterson obtained a Certificate in Entertainment Law from Osgoode Hall Law School. He is a member of the Nominating & Governance Committee and Chairman of Symbility Solutions Inc. (SY:TSXV); Chairman of Engagement Labs Inc. (EL:TSXV); and Chairman of Apogee Opportunities Ltd. (APE:TSXV). Mr. Paterson is also a director of Giftgram Inc. and Chairman of each of FutureVault Inc. and QYOU Media Inc., all privately held companies. Mr. Paterson was instrumental in the evolution of NeuLion Inc. (TSX:NLN), having led the company’s predecessor company JumpTV as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer until its takeover of NeuLion in 2008, becoming Vice Chairman of the Board, 2 role he held until June 2015. In addition, Mr. Paterson is Chairman of the Merry Go Round Children’s Foundation and a Governor of Ridley College.

Daryl Simm

Mr. Daryl D. Simm serves as Independent Director of Lions Gate Entertainment Corp. Since September 2004. He has been Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Omnicom Media Group, a division of Omnicom Group, Inc. (OMC:NYSE), of which he is an officer. He leads one of the industry’s largest media planning and buying groups representing blue-chip global advertisers that connect their brands to consumers through entertainment content. The agencies he leads routinely receive accolades as the most effective and creative in their field and he has been recognized as one of the “100 most influential leaders in marketing, media and tech.” Earlier in his career, Mr. Simm ran P&G Productions, a prolific producer of television programming, where he was involved in large co-production ventures and international content distribution. Mr. Simm was also the top media executive at Procter & Gamble, the world’s largest advertiser and a pioneer in the use of branded entertainment content. Mr. Simm’s broad experience across the media and content space makes him well qualified to serve on the Board.

Hardwick Simmons

Mr. Hardwick Simmons serves as Independent Director of Lions Gate Entertainment Corp. Since June 2005. He is currently serves as a director of Invivoscribe, Inc. and Stonetex Oil Company, privately held companies. From February 2001 to June 2003, Mr. Simmons served first as Chief Executive Officer and then as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer at The NASDAQ Stock Market Inc. From May 1991 to December 2000, Mr. Simmons served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Prudential Securities Incorporated. From 2003 to 2016, Mr. Simmons was the Lead Director and Chairman of the Audit and Risk Committee of Raymond James Financial (RJF: NYSE). Additionally, from 2007 to 2009, Mr. Simmons was a director of Geneva Acquisition Corp., a company listed on the American Stock Exchange.

David Zaslav

Mr. David M. Zaslav serves as Independent Director of the Company. He serves as President and Chief Executive Officer (since January 2007), and a common stock director of Discovery Communications, Inc. Mr. Zaslav served as President, Cable & Domestic Television and New Media Distribution of NBC Universal, Inc. (“NBC”), a media and entertainment company, from May 2006 to December 2006. Mr. Zaslav served as Executive Vice President of NBC, and President of NBC Cable, a division of NBC, from October 1999 to May 2006. Mr. Zaslav serves on the Board of Directors of The Cable Center, the Center for Communication, Discovery Communications, Inc. (NASDAQ: DISCA), Grupo Televisa, S.A.B. (NYSE: TV; BMW: TLEVISA CPO), the National Cable & Telecommunications Association, Partnership for New York City, Skills for America’s Future, Sirius XM Holdings Inc. (NASDAQ: SIRI), and USC Shoah Foundation. Mr. Zaslav also serves on Sirius XM Radio Inc.’s Nominating and Corporate Governance committee of the Board of Directors. Mr. Zaslav is also a member of the Board of Trustees for the Paley Center for Media, the Mt. Sinai Medical Center. Mr. Zaslav was a director of Univision from 2012-2015 and TiVo Inc. from 2000 to 2010.

James Marsh

Basic Compensation

Name Fiscal Year Total

Mark Rachesky

171,608

Jon Feltheimer

10,933,500

Michael Burns

11,510,300

James Barge

1,674,720

Brian Goldsmith

4,995,730

Wayne Levin

4,883,640

Gordon Crawford

111,208

Arthur Evrensel

117,008

Emily Fine

107,008

Michael Fries

59,800

Lucian Grainge

77,405

John Malone

57,000

G. Scott Paterson

120,608

Daryl Simm

113,887

Hardwick Simmons

125,408

David Zaslav

50,000

James Marsh

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As Of  30 Mar 2017