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Mercury General Corp (MCY.N)

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

George Joseph

95 2006 Chairman of the Board

Gabriel Tirador

52 2007 President, Chief Executive Officer, Director

Theodore Stalick

53 2013 Chief Financial Officer, Senior Vice President

Allan Lubitz

58 2008 Chief Information Officer, Senior Vice President

Christopher Graves

51 2012 Vice President, Chief Investment Officer, Director

Brandt Minnich

50 2009 Vice President - Marketing

Judy Walters

70 1998 Vice President - Corporate Affairs, Secretary

Robert Houlihan

60 2007 Vice President, Chief Product Officer

Kenneth Kitzmiller

70 2010 Vice President, Chief Underwriting Officer

Randall Petro

53 2014 Vice President, Chief Claims Officer

Heidi Sullivan

48 2012 Vice President and Chief Human Capital Officer

Charles Toney

55 1994 Chief Actuary, Vice President

Martha Marcon

68 2016 Lead Independent Director

Michael Curtius

66 2000 Director

James Ellis

70 2015 Independent Director

Joshua Little

46 2017 Independent Director

John Nackel

65 2015 Independent Director

Glenn Schafer

67 2015 Independent Director

Biographies

Name Description

George Joseph

Mr. George Joseph is Chairman of the Board of the Company. Mr. Joseph is Chairman of the Board of Directors, has served as Chairman since 1961. He held the position of Chief Executive Officer of the Company for 45 years between 1961 and December 2006. He has more than 50 years’ experience in all phases of the property and casualty insurance business. The Company believes that Mr. Joseph’s expertise and experience in the insurance industry and in underwriting, claims management and rate making in particular, as well as his role as founder of the Company and his longstanding service as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, qualify him for service on the Board of Directors.

Gabriel Tirador

Mr. Gabriel Tirador is President, Chief Executive Officer, Director of the Company. Mr. Tirador is President and Chief Executive Officer of the Company, has served as Chief Executive Officer since January 1, 2007 and as President since October 2001. He was the Company’s Vice President and Chief Financial Officer from February 1998 until October 2001. From January 1997 to February 1998, he served as Vice President and Controller of the Automobile Club of Southern California. Prior to that, he served as the Company’s assistant controller from March 1994 to December 1996. Mr. Tirador has over 20 years’ experience in the property and casualty insurance industry and is an inactive certified public accountant. The Company believes that Mr. Tirador’s executive management and related experience in the property and casualty insurance industry as well as his accounting and financial reporting expertise, including experience as an auditor with KPMG LLP and in senior financial management positions, qualify him for service on the Board of Directors.

Theodore Stalick

Mr. Theodore R. Stalick is Chief Financial Officer and Senior Vice President of the Company. Mr. Stalick, Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, joined the Company as Corporate Controller in 1997. He was appointed Chief Accounting Officer in October 2000 and Vice President and Chief Financial Officer in 2001. In July 2013, he was named Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer. Mr. Stalick is an inactive Certified Public Accountant.

Allan Lubitz

Mr. Allan Lubitz is Chief Information Officer, Senior Vice President of the Company. Mr. Lubitz, Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer, joined the Company in 2008. Prior to joining the Company, he served as Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer of H&R Block/Option One Mortgage from 2003 to 2007. He held executive roles including Chief Information Officer of Ditech Mortgage and President of ANR Consulting Group from 2000 to 2003. Prior to 2000, he held several positions at TRW, Experian, and First American Corporation, most recently as a Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer.

Christopher Graves

Mr. Christopher Graves is Vice President, Chief Investment Officer and Director of the Company. Mr. Graves, Vice President and Chief Investment Officer, has been employed by the Company in the investment department since 1986. Mr. Graves was appointed Chief Investment Officer in 1998, and named Vice President in 2001.

Brandt Minnich

Mr. Brandt N. Minnich is Vice president - Marketing of the Company. Mr. Minnich, Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer, joined the Company as an underwriter in 1989. In 2007, he joined Superior Access Insurance Services as Director of Agency Operations. In 2008 he rejoined the Company as an Assistant Product Manager, and in 2009, he was named Senior Director of Marketing, a role he held until appointed to his current position later in 2009. Mr. Minnich has over 25 years' experience in the property and casualty insurance industry and is a Chartered Property and Casualty Underwriter.

Judy Walters

Ms. Judy A. Walters is Vice President - Corporate Affairs, Secretary of the Company. Ms. Walters, Vice President —Corporate Affairs and Secretary, has been employed by the Company since 1967, and has served as its Secretary since 1982. Ms. Walters was named Vice President—Corporate Affairs in 1998.

Robert Houlihan

Mr. Robert Houlihan is Vice President and Chief Product Officer of the Company. Mr. Houlihan, Vice President and Chief Product Officer, joined the Company in his current position in 2007. Prior to joining the Company, he served as National Product Manager at Bristol West Insurance Group from 2005 to 2007 and Product Manager at Progressive Insurance Company from 1999 to 2005.

Kenneth Kitzmiller

Mr. Kenneth G. Kitzmiller is Vice President and Chief Underwriting Officer of the Company. Mr. Kitzmiller, Vice President and Chief Underwriting Officer, has been employed by the Company in the underwriting department since 1972. Mr. Kitzmiller was appointed Vice President in 1991, and named Chief Underwriting Officer in 2010.

Randall Petro

Mr. Randall R. Petro is a Vice President, Chief Claims Officer of the Company. Mr. Petro, Vice President and Chief Claims Officer, has been employed by the Company in the Claims Department since 1987. Mr. Petro was appointed Vice President in March 2014, and named Chief Claims Officer in March 2015.

Heidi Sullivan

Ms. Heidi Sullivan is Vice President and Chief Human Capital Officer of the Company. Ms. Sullivan, Vice President and Chief Human Capital Officer, joined the Company in 2012. Prior to joining the Company, She served as Senior Vice President, Human Capital for Arcadian Health Plan from 2008 to 2012. Prior to 2008. She held various leadership positions at Kaiser Permanente, Progressive Insurance, and Score Educational Centers.

Charles Toney

Mr. Charles Toney is Chief Actuary, Vice president of the Company. He joined the Company in 1984 as a programmer/analyst. In 1994, he earned his Fellowship in the Casualty Actuarial Society and was appointed to his current position. In 2011, he became a board member of the Personal Insurance Federation of California. Mr. Toney is Mr. Joseph’s nephew.

Martha Marcon

Ms. Martha E. Marcon is Lead Independent Director of Mercury General Corporation. She has been retired since January 2006. For more than 20 years prior to January 2006, Ms. Marcon was a partner of KPMG LLP in Los Angeles, California. During 2008, Ms. Marcon provided consulting services to KPMG LLP. Ms. Marcon also serves on the board of directors and chairs the audit committee of The Independent Order of Foresters and its U.S.-based financial services subsidiaries, which is an international insurance and financial services organization. The Company believes that Ms. Marcon’s accounting and financial reporting expertise, particularly related to insurance organizations, and her experience as a certified public accountant for 28 years and an auditor with KPMG LLP for more than 30 years qualify her for service on the Board of Directors.

Michael Curtius

Mr. Michael D. Curtius is Director of Mercury General Corporation. He has been retired since August 2012. From October 2000 to August 2012, Mr. Curtius was a consultant to the Company. He served as President and Chief Operating Officer of the Company from May 1995 until October 2000, and as Vice President and Chief Claims Officer of the Company from October 1987 until May 1995. The Company believes that Mr. Curtius’ operational and claims management expertise and his longstanding experience in executive management positions with the Company qualify him for service on the Board of Directors.

James Ellis

Mr. James Ellis is an Independent Director of the Company. Mr. Ellis currently serves as the Dean of the Marshall School of Business at the University of Southern California (USC) and holder of the Robert R. Dockson Dean’s Chair in Business Administration. Prior to his appointment as Dean in April 2007, Mr. Ellis was the Vice Provost, Globalization, for USC and prior to that he was Vice Dean, External Relations. Mr. Ellis has been a professor in the Marketing Department of the Marshall School of Business since 1997. From 1990 to 1997, he served as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Port O’Call Pasadena, an upscale home accessory retailer and was President and CEO of American Porsche Design from 1985 to 1990. Mr. Ellis also serves on the boards of directors of Fixed Income Funds and Investment Company of America, both investment funds of The Capital Group, a private company. The Company believes that Mr. Ellis’ extensive experience in executive management and senior academic positions qualify him for service on the Board of Directors.

Joshua Little

Mr. Joshua E. Little is an Independent Director of the Company. He has been a shareholder of the law firm of Durham Jones & Pinegar, P.C. for more than five years. Prior to joining Durham Jones & Pinegar, P.C., Mr. Little was an associate with Latham & Watkins LLP in San Diego, California from 1998 until 2004. The Company believes that Mr. Little’s legal, regulatory and corporate governance expertise and experience, along with his educational background and experience as shareholder and in senior management positions with Durham Jones & Pinegar, P.C., qualify him for service on the Board of Directors.

John Nackel

Dr. John G. Nackel, Ph.D. is an Independent Director of the Company. He currently serves as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Three-Sixty Advisory Group, LLC, a healthcare consulting firm that Dr. Nackel founded in 2007. Previously, Dr. Nackel spent 25 years with Ernst & Young LLP, and served as its Global Managing Partner of Healthcare Services, and also as Chief Executive Officer of Ingenix Consulting, a division of United HealthCare. Dr. Nackel also serves on the board of directors of The Ensign Group, Inc., a NASDAQ-listed provider of skilled nursing, rehabilitative care services, home health, home care, hospice care, assisted living and urgent care services. Dr. Nackel is a fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives (FACHE) and the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS). He is a senior member of the Institute of Industrial Engineers (IIE). The Company believes that Dr. Nackel’s extensive board and executive-level management and consulting experience, his broad experience in public accounting with Ernst & Young LLP and his valuable leadership and management insights qualify him for service on the Board of Directors.

Glenn Schafer

Mr. Glenn S. Schafer is an Independent Director of the Company. He has been retired since December 2005. Mr. Schafer has served on the board of directors of Janus Capital Group, a NYSE-listed asset manager since 2007, and currently serves as non-executive Chairman. Mr. Schafer also serves on the board of directors as lead independent director of Genesis HealthCare, Inc., a post-acute care provider, as well as on the board of directors of GeoOptics, Inc., an environmental earth observation company. Prior to his retirement, Mr. Schafer held various positions at Pacific Life Insurance Company, having served as Vice Chairman from April 2005 until his retirement, President and a director from 1995 until his retirement, Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer from 1991 to 1995, Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer from 1987 to 1991 and Vice President, Corporate Finance from 1986 to 1987. The Company believes that Mr. Schafer’s extensive financial expertise and demonstrated leadership and governance experience with large NYSE-listed companies, his experience in leadership positions within the insurance industry, his experience overseeing a wide range of financial products and his experience on several boards of directors and board committees qualify him for service on the Board of Directors.

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