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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

James Dolan

63 2009 Executive Chairman of the Board

Andrea Greenberg

59 2015 President, Chief Executive Officer

Bret Richter

48 2016 Chief Financial Officer, Executive Vice President, Treasurer

Lawrence Burian

48 2010 Executive Vice President, General Counsel, Secretary

Dawn Darino-Gorski

50 2015 Senior Vice President, Controller, Principal Accounting Officer

William Bell

78 2015 Director

Kristin Dolan

52 2018 Director

Paul Dolan

60 2015 Director

Quentin Dolan

24 2015 Director

Thomas Dolan

66 2010 Director

Wilton Hildenbrand

71 2011 Director

Hank Ratner

59 2015 Director

Brian Sweeney

54 2010 Director

Joseph Lhota

64 2016 Independent Director

Joel Litvin

59 2015 Independent Director

John Sykes

63 2015 Independent Director

Ari Danes

2015 Senior Vice President - Investor Relations

Biographies

Name Description

James Dolan

Mr. James L. Dolan is an Executive Chairman of the Board of the Company. He is a director and the Executive Chairman of the Company since July 29, 2009. He also assumed the responsibilities of the President and Chief Executive Officer of the Company from March 15, 2015 to July 15, 2015. Mr. Dolan also serves as a director and the Executive Chairman of MSG since March 4, 2015. Mr. Dolan was Chief Executive Officer of Cablevision from October 1995 until its sale in June 2016. He was President of Cablevision from June 1998 to April 2014; Chief Executive Officer of Rainbow Media Holdings, Inc., a former subsidiary of Cablevision, from September 1992 to October 1995; and Vice President of Cablevision from 1987 to September 1992. In addition to MSG, Mr. Dolan also serves as a director of AMC Networks Inc. (“AMC Networks”) and previously served as a director of Cablevision until its sale in June 2016. In light of his experience in various positions with Cablevision, including as its Chief Executive Officer, his experience in various positions with the Company and its predecessors since 1999, including Executive Chairman, as well as the knowledge and experience he has gained about the Company’s business and contributions he has made during his tenure as a director of the Company, AMC Networks, MSG and Cablevision, our Board has concluded that James L. Dolan should serve as a director of the Company.

Andrea Greenberg

Ms. Andrea Greenberg is President, Chief Executive Officer of the Company. Ms. Greenberg has more than 30 years of experience in the sports, entertainment and television industries. Ms. Greenberg served as the Executive Vice President of MSG’s Media business segment from 2010 until the MSG Distribution, at which time she assumed her current role as President and Chief Executive Officer. As Executive Vice President of MSG Media, Ms. Greenberg was responsible for all aspects of the Media division, including programming, marketing, sales and operations, and directed all major transactional activities of the division. Ms. Greenberg previously served as the Executive Vice President of the MSG Entertainment business segment from 2008 to 2009 while such business was owned by Cablevision before the Company was spun-off from Cablevision in 2010. Prior to joining the Company, Ms. Greenberg spent more than 25 years at Rainbow Media Holdings, the former Cablevision programming subsidiary that spun-off from Cablevision in 2011 to become AMC Networks, last serving as President of Rainbow Media Ventures from 2004 to 2008. Ms. Greenberg serves as a director of The Garden of Dreams Foundation.

Bret Richter

Mr. Bret Richter is Chief Financial Officer, Executive Vice President, Treasurer of the Company since April 1, 2016. Previously, he was Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of the Company from September 30, 2015 to March 31, 2016. Prior to that, Mr. Richter had served as the Executive Vice President, Corporate Finance and Development of Cablevision from 2014 to 2015. In his role at Cablevision, Mr. Richter was responsible for overseeing Cablevision’s financial strategy and development, corporate financial planning, business planning, and mergers and acquisitions. Mr. Richter previously served as Cablevision’s Senior Vice President, Financial Strategy and Development from 2005 to 2014, during which time he was responsible for mergers and acquisitions, investor relations, corporate development and other corporate initiatives. Before joining Cablevision in 2005, Mr. Richter served as President of The Richter Consulting Group, Inc., a privately held advisory firm that provided consulting services to early stage media companies. Prior to that, Mr. Richter served as Senior Vice President of Finance at NTL Incorporated (a predecessor of Virgin Media) and was also a member of the media investment banking advisory team at Salomon Brothers Inc. Mr. Richter is Treasurer of the Alumni Association Board of the Cornell College of Agriculture and Life Sciences.

Lawrence Burian

Mr. Lawrence J. Burian is an Executive Vice President, General Counsel, Secretary of the Company, since January 12, 2010. Mr. Burian is also the Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary of MSG since July 15, 2015. He was Senior Vice President, Associate General Counsel and Business Affairs of Cablevision from January 2005 until February 2010, Vice President and Associate General Counsel of Cablevision from February 2002 to December 2004, and Assistant General Counsel of Cablevision from February 2000 to January 2002. He was an Associate at Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP from August 1995 to February 2000 and September 1994 to January 1995. He was a Law Clerk to Justice Aharon Barak, Deputy President (later President) of the Supreme Court of Israel from January 1995 to June 1995. Mr. Burian serves as a director of Tribeca Enterprises LLC, Fuse Media, Inc., Boston Calling Events LLC and the Garden of Dreams Foundation.

Dawn Darino-Gorski

Ms. Dawn Darino-Gorski is Senior Vice President, Controller, Principal Accounting Officer of the Company. Ms. Darino-Gorski previously served as the Vice President of External Reporting and Consolidations of the Company from February 2010 through 2015. This position had overall responsibility for the planning, coordination, and preparation of the Company’s quarterly and annual financial statement filings with the SEC and ensuring that the Company’s consolidated financial results were in compliance with generally accepted accounting principles. Prior to that time, Ms. Darino-Gorski held positions of increasing responsibility within the Company’s finance organization. Before joining the Company in December 1996, Ms. Darino-Gorski served as Senior Financial Analyst and Manager of External Reporting at Reader’s Digest Association, Inc. Ms. Darino-Gorski began her career in public accounting at Arthur Andersen.

William Bell

Mr. William J. Bell is Director of the Company. Mr. Bell was a consultant to Cablevision Systems Corporation from 2005 to 2014. Mr. Bell also held various positions at Cablevision and its predecessor beginning in 1979, including as Cablevision’s Vice Chairman and Chief Financial Officer until 2004. Mr. Bell is a director of AMC Networks since June 2011. Mr. Bell also serves as a director of the Lustgarten Foundation. In light of Mr. Bell’s broad experience in the cable and programming industries for the past 40 years, as well his experience in various positions with Cablevision and its predecessor since 1979, including as its former Vice Chairman and Chief Financial Officer, our Board has concluded that William J. Bell should serve as a director of the Company.

Kristin Dolan

Ms. Kristin A. Dolan is Director of Company. She is the Chief Operating Officer of Cablevision since April 2014. She was President of Optimum Services for Cablevision from April 2013 to April 2014; Senior Executive Vice President of Product Management and Marketing for Cablevision from November 2011 to April 2013; and Senior Vice President of Cablevision from 2003 to 2011. Ms. Dolan serves as a director of Cablevision and AMC Networks Inc. In light of her experience in various positions at Cablevision since 1990, her familiarity with the Company, as well as the knowledge and experience she has gained about the Company’s business and the contributions she has made during her tenure as a director of the Company our Board has concluded that Kristin A. Dolan should serve as a director of the Company.

Paul Dolan

Mr. Paul J. Dolan is Director of the Company. Mr. Dolan is the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of the Cleveland Indians Major League Baseball (“MLB”) team since 2010. Mr. Dolan was President of the Cleveland Indians from 2004 to 2010 and Vice President and General Counsel from 2000 to 2004. Mr. Dolan has served on multiple committees of the MLB and is currently on the MLB’s Long Range Planning Committee, Ownership Committee and Diversity and Inclusion Committee. Mr. Dolan has been a director and member of the Executive Compensation Committee of the J.M. Smucker Company since 2006, and as of August 2017, serves as the Chair of the Executive Compensation Committee. Additionally, Mr. Dolan has served as a director of Dix & Eaton, a privately-owned communications and public relations firm, since 2014, and previously served as a director of Cablevision from 2015 until its sale in 2016. Mr. Dolan was Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Fast Ball Sports Productions, a sports media company, from 2006 through 2012. Paul J. Dolan is the nephew of Charles F. Dolan, a cousin by marriage of Brian G. Sweeney and Kristin A. Dolan, and the cousin of James L. Dolan, Thomas C. Dolan and Quentin F. Dolan.

Quentin Dolan

Mr. Quentin F. Dolan is Director of the Company. Mr. Dolan is a student at New York University. Mr. Dolan is a recent graduate of New York University. Mr. Dolan has held internship positions at Grubman Shire & Meiselas, P.C. and Azoff MSG Entertainment, LLC. Quentin F. Dolan is the son of James L. Dolan, the step-son of Kristin A. Dolan, the grandson of Charles F. Dolan, the nephew of Thomas C. Dolan and Brian G. Sweeney, and the cousin of Paul J. Dolan. In light of the knowledge and experience he has gained about the Company’s business and the contributions he has made during his tenure as a director of the Company as well as being a member of the third generation of Cablevision’s founding family, our Board has concluded that Quentin F. Dolan should serve as a director of the Company.

Thomas Dolan

Mr. Thomas C. Dolan is Director of the Company, since February 9, 2010. Mr. Dolan was the Executive Vice President, Strategy and Development, Office of the Chairman of Cablevision from 2008 until its sale in 2016. He was Chief Executive Officer of Rainbow Media Corp. from 2004 to 2005; Executive Vice President and Chief Information Officer of Cablevision from 2001 until 2005; Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer of Cablevision from 1996 to 2001; Vice President and Chief Information Officer of Cablevision from 1994 to 1996; General Manager of Cablevision’s East End Long Island cable system from 1991 to 1994 and System Manager of Cablevision’s East End Long Island cable system from 1987 to 1991. Mr. Dolan has served as a director of AMC Networks since 2011 and MSG since 2015, and previously served as a director of Cablevision from 2007 until its sale in 2016. Thomas C. Dolan is the son of Charles F. Dolan, the brother of James L. Dolan, the brother-in-law of Brian G. Sweeney and Kristin A. Dolan, the uncle of Quentin F. Dolan, and the cousin of Paul J. Dolan.

Wilton Hildenbrand

Mr. Wilton Hildenbrand is Director of the Company, since November 30, 2011. Mr. Hildenbrand was a Senior Advisor of Customer Care, Technology and Networks for Cablevision from January 2013 until its sale in June 2016. He also served in various other roles at Cablevision including: Senior Advisor of Engineering and Technology from March 2006 to January 2013; Executive Vice President of Engineering and Technology from January 2000 to March 2006; Senior Vice President of Technology from January 1998 to January 2000 and Vice President of Engineering Support and Customer Relations from October 1986 to January 1998. He served as Director of Engineering for Rainbow Media Holdings, a former subsidiary of Cablevision, from July 1979 to October 1986. Mr. Hildenbrand serves as a director of MSG.

Hank Ratner

Mr. Hank J. Ratner is Director of the Company. Mr. Ratner has served as a director of the Garden of Dreams Foundation since 2006, and Co-Chairman of the board of Winview, Inc., a Silicon Valley-based sports gaming app that enhances TV sports viewing by allowing fans to compete in in-game contests through its free mobile app that is synchronized with live sporting events, since 2016. Mr. Ratner also has been a director of GF Sports since 2015 and GF Events since 2016, live sport and entertainment companies that, among other things, own professional tennis and equestrian events. Mr. Ratner was the President and CEO and a member of the board of Independent Sports and Entertainment (“ISE”), an integrated sports, media, entertainment and management company that represents athletes in the NBA, NFL and MLB, from May 2016 until May 2018. Previously, Mr. Ratner was the Vice Chairman of Cablevision from 2002 until its sale in 2016. Mr. Ratner previously served as Vice Chairman of the Company from 2014 until 2015, and President and Chief Executive Officer of the Company from 2009 to 2014. Mr. Ratner previously served in various roles at Rainbow Media (the name of AMC Networks while it was a subsidiary of Cablevision), including: Vice Chairman from 2002 to 2011; director from 1997 to 2003; Chief Operating Officer from 1999 to 2002; Chief Operating Officer and Secretary from 1998 to 1999; Executive Vice President and Secretary from 1997 to 1998; and Executive Vice President, Legal & Business Affairs and Secretary from 1993 to 1997.

Brian Sweeney

Mr. Brian G. Sweeney is Director of the Company., (formelyThe Madison Square Garden Company) since February 9, 2010. Mr. Sweeney served as the President of Cablevision from 2014 and President and Chief Financial Officer of Cablevision from 2015 until its sale in 2016. Previously, Mr. Sweeney served in various other roles at Cablevision, including: Senior Executive Vice President, Strategy and Chief of Staff from 2013 to 2014; Senior Vice President — Strategic Software Solutions from 2012 to 2013; and Senior Vice President — eMedia from 2000 to 2012. Mr. Sweeney has served as a director of AMC Networks since 2011 and MSG since 2015, and previously served as a director of Cablevision from 2005 until its sale in 2016. Brian G. Sweeney is the son-in-law of Charles F. Dolan, the brother-in-law of James L. Dolan, Thomas C. Dolan and Kristin A. Dolan, the uncle of Quentin F. Dolan, and the cousin by marriage of Paul J. Dolan.

Joseph Lhota

Mr. JOSEPH J. LHOTA is an Independent Director of the company. Prior to joining, Mr. Lhota is the Senior Vice President, Vice Dean and Chief of Staff at NYU Langone Health since 2014 and Chairman of the New York Metropolitan Transportation Authority (“MTA”) since June 2017. In 2013, Mr. Lhota was a candidate for Mayor of the City of New York. He previously served as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of the MTA from 2011 to 2012. Mr. Lhota was Executive Vice President of the Company from 2010 to 2011 and Executive Vice President of Cablevision from 2002 to 2010. Mr. Lhota was also the New York City Deputy Mayor for Operations from 1997 to 2001 and New York City Budget Director from 1995 to 1997. Mr. Lhota was an investment banker from 1980 to 1994. Prior to that, he was a Senior Accountant with Arthur Andersen & Co. Mr. Lhota has served as a director of MSG since 2017, and previously served as a director and the chairman of the audit committee of FirstAviation Services, Inc. from 2002 until it became a private company in 2015, and a director of Cablevision from 2014 until its sale in 2016.

Joel Litvin

Mr. Joel M. Litvin is an Independent Director of the Company. Mr. Litvin was the President, League Operations, of the NBA from 2006 until his retirement in 2015. As the NBA’s President, League Operations, he managed several core areas of the day-to-day operations of the NBA, including the league’s security, player development, social responsibility and legal functions. Mr. Litvin also managed, on behalf of the NBA Board of Governors, franchise matters such as revenue sharing, team sales and financings, relocations and the NBA’s ownership and debt policies. Mr. Litvin initially joined the NBA as a staff attorney in 1988 and also served as Senior Vice President and General Counsel from 1999 to 2000 and Executive Vice President, Legal and Business Affairs, from 2000 to 2006. Mr. Litvin began his professional career at the New York law firm of Willkie Farr & Gallagher, where he worked on several matters for Major League Baseball. Mr. Litvin has served as a member of the Board of Trustees of the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame since 2008 and the Board of Directors of Hunger Free America since 2015. Additionally, he has served as a director of USA Climbing, the national governing body for the sport of competition climbing, since 2016, and is also a co-founder and Principal since 2016 of Animal Defense Partnership, a non-profit organization that provides legal and other professional services to organizations devoted to defending animals from cruelty in all forms.

John Sykes

Mr. John L. Sykes is an Independent Director of the Company. Mr. Sykes is the President of Entertainment Enterprises for iHeartMedia, Inc. (formerly CC Media Holdings, Inc.), a global media and entertainment company, since 2012. In his role at iHeartMedia, Mr. Sykes is responsible for developing new business partnerships and platforms across a range of media, including broadcast television, digital video platforms and live events, as well as creating value for iHeartMedia’s advertisers and key partners. Mr. Sykes is the co-executive producer of iHeartRadio branded annual live events, including six annual iHeartRadio live events that are broadcast on network television. He also worked with iHeartMedia in a consulting role during 2011. Prior to joining iHeartMedia, Mr. Sykes was affiliated with the Pilot Group, a private equity and venture firm, from 2008 to 2011. He was a core member of the team at Viacom, Inc. that launched MTV Networks in 1981. During his more than 20-year tenure at Viacom, Mr. Sykes served as President of New Network Development for MTV from 2005 to 2008, Chairman and CEO of Infinity Broadcasting Corporation (now CBS Radio) from 2002 to 2005 and President of the VH1 Cable Television Network from 1994 to 2002. Mr. Sykes is the founder and a director (since 1997) of VH1 Save the Music, and has also served on the boards of Shazam Mobile from 2011 to 2014, Critical Content since 2016, the Robin Hood Foundation since 1996, the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame since 1997, If Only since 2013, and Syracuse University’s Newhouse School of Communications since 1994.

Ari Danes

Basic Compensation

Name Fiscal Year Total

James Dolan

8,924,820

Andrea Greenberg

5,419,110

Bret Richter

2,498,220

Lawrence Burian

1,384,320

Dawn Darino-Gorski

1,009,720

William Bell

174,963

Kristin Dolan

87,891

Paul Dolan

176,463

Quentin Dolan

176,463

Thomas Dolan

172,963

Wilton Hildenbrand

161,463

Hank Ratner

176,463

Brian Sweeney

174,963

Joseph Lhota

202,963

Joel Litvin

199,463

John Sykes

204,463

Ari Danes

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As Of  29 Jun 2018