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Oaktree Capital Group LLC (OAK.N)

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Howard Marks

72 2015 Co-Chairman of the Board

Jay Wintrob

62 2014 Chief Executive Officer, Director

Sheldon Stone

66 2007 Co-Founder, Principal, Director

Daniel Levin

40 2018 Chief Financial Officer, Principal Accounting Officer, Managing Director

Todd Molz

47 2014 Chief Administrative Officer, General Counsel, Secretary

John Frank

62 2014 Vice Chairman of the Board

Bruce Karsh

63 2014 Co-Chairman of the Board, Chief Investment Officer

Robert Denham

73 2007 Director

Larry Keele

61 2015 Director

Steven Gilbert

72 2016 Independent Director

David Masson

60 2007 Independent Director

Wayne Pierson

68 2016 Independent Director

Marna Whittington

72 2012 Independent Director

Biographies

Name Description

Howard Marks

Mr. Howard S. Marks serves as Co-Chairman of the Board, Co-Founder of Oaktree Capital Group, LLC. and has been a director since May 2007. Since the formation of Oaktree in 1995, Mr. Marks has been responsible for ensuring the firm’s adherence to its core investment philosophy; communicating closely with clients concerning products and strategies; and contributing his experience to big-picture decisions relating to investments and corporate direction. From 1985 until 1995, Mr. Marks led the groups at The TCW Group, Inc. that were responsible for investments in distressed debt, high yield bonds, and convertible securities. He was also Chief Investment Officer for Domestic Fixed Income at TCW. Previously, Mr. Marks was with Citicorp Investment Management for 16 years, where from 1978 to 1985 he was Vice President and senior portfolio manager in charge of convertible and high yield securities. Between 1969 and 1978, he was an equity research analyst and, subsequently, Citicorp’s Director of Research. Mr. Marks holds a B.S.Ec. degree cum laude from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania with a major in finance and an M.B.A. in accounting and marketing from the Booth School of Business of the University of Chicago, where he received the George Hay Brown Prize. He is a CFA® charterholder. Mr. Marks is Trustee and Chairman of the Investment Committee of the Metropolitan Museum of Art; Chairman of the Investment Committee and Board of Trustees of the Royal Drawing School; and an Emeritus Trustee of the University of Pennsylvania (where from 2000 to 2010 he chaired the Investment Board). With over 40 years of investment experience, Mr. Marks’s extensive expertise in our industry, his perceptive market insights and his importance to our client development add value to our board of directors.

Jay Wintrob

Mr. Jay Steven Wintrob serves as Chief Executive Officer and Director of Oaktree Capital Group, LLC. He is our Chief Executive Officer and has served as a member of the Board of Directors since September 2011. Prior to joining the firm as Chief Executive Officer, he was President and Chief Executive Officer of AIG Life and Retirement, the U.S.-based life and retirement services segment of American International Group, Inc., from 2009 to 2014. Following AIG’s acquisition of SunAmerica in 1998, Mr. Wintrob was Vice Chairman and Chief Operating Officer of AIG Retirement Services, Inc. from 1998 to 2001, and President and Chief Executive Officer from 2001 to 2009. Mr. Wintrob began his career in financial services in 1987 as Assistant to the Chairman of SunAmerica Inc., and then went on to serve in several other executive positions, including President of SunAmerica Investments, Inc. overseeing the company’s invested asset portfolio. Prior to joining SunAmerica, Mr. Wintrob was with the law firm of O’Melveny & Myers. He received his B.A. and J.D. from the University of California, Berkeley. Mr. Wintrob is a board member of several non-profit organizations, including The Broad Foundations, The Doheny Eye Institute, The Los Angeles Music Center and the Skirball Cultural Center. As our Chief Executive Officer, Mr. Wintrob has broad responsibilities for our business and his service on our board of directors helps ensure that our board is well informed about our operations. Additionally, Mr. Wintrob’s investment and finance expertise and knowledge of our company add value to our board of directors.

Sheldon Stone

Mr. Sheldon M. Stone is the Co-Founder, Principal and Director of Oaktree Capital Group, LLC. He is a Principal and a co-founder and has been a director since May 2007. Mr. Stone is the head of Oaktree’s high yield bond area. In this capacity, he serves as co-portfolio manager of Oaktree’s U.S. High Yield Bond and Global High Yield Bond strategies and has supervisory responsibility for European High Yield Bonds. Mr. Stone, a co-founding member of Oaktree in 1995, established TCW’s High Yield Bond department with Mr. Marks in 1985 and ran the department for ten years. Prior to joining TCW, Mr. Stone worked with Mr. Marks at Citibank for two years where he performed credit analysis and managed high yield bond portfolios. From 1978 to 1983, Mr. Stone worked at The Prudential Insurance Company where he was a director of corporate finance, managing a fixed income portfolio exceeding $1 billion. Mr. Stone holds a B.A. degree from Bowdoin College and an M.B.A. in accounting and finance from Columbia University. Mr. Stone serves as a Trustee of Colonial Williamsburg Foundation and serves on the investment committee of Bowdoin College. With over 35 years of experience in the fixed income markets, Mr. Stone brings a wealth of knowledge to the board of directors. As one of our co-founders, he is also closely familiar with our business. His investment background and insights into the fixed income markets add value to our board of directors.

Daniel Levin

Mr. Daniel D. Levin is re designated as Chief Financial Officer, Chief Accounting Officer, Managing Director of the company effective March 23, 2018. He is our Chief Financial Officer. He was previously Head of Corporate Finance and Chief Product Officer and a senior member of the corporate development group. Prior to joining Oaktree in 2011, Mr. Levin was a vice president in the Investment Banking division at Goldman, Sachs & Co., focusing on asset management firms and other financial institutions. His previous experience includes capital raising and mergers and acquisitions roles at Technoserve and Robertson Stephens, Inc. Mr. Levin received an M.B.A. with honors in finance from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania and a B.A. degree with honors in economics and mathematics from Columbia University.

Todd Molz

Mr. Todd Emmet Molz is the Chief Administrative Officer, General Counsel and Secretary of Oaktree Capital Group, LLC. He is our General Counsel and Chief Administrative Officer. He oversees the Compliance, Internal Audit and Administration functions and all aspects of our legal activities, including fund formation, acquisitions and other special projects. Prior to joining the firm in 2006, Mr. Molz was a partner of the Los Angeles law firm of Munger, Tolles & Olson LLP, where his practice focused on tax and structuring aspects of complex and novel business transactions. Prior to joining Munger Tolles, Mr. Molz served as a law clerk to the Honorable Alfred T. Goodwin of the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit. Mr. Molz received a B.A. degree in political science cum laude from Middlebury College and a J.D. degree with honors from the University of Chicago. While at Chicago, Mr. Molz served on the Law Review, received the John M. Olin Student Fellowship and was a member of the Order of the Coif. Mr. Molz serves on the Board of Trustees of the Children’s Hospital of Los Angeles.

John Frank

Mr. John B. Frank is the Vice Chairman of the Board of Oaktree Capital Group, LLC. He is our Vice Chairman and works closely with Messrs. Marks, Karsh and Wintrob in managing the firm. He has been a director since May 2007. Mr. Frank joined in 2001 as General Counsel and was named Oaktree’s Managing Principal in early 2006, a position which he held for about nine years. As Managing Principal, Mr. Frank was the firm’s principal executive officer and responsible for all aspects of the firm’s management. Prior thereto, Mr. Frank was a partner of the Los Angeles law firm of Munger, Tolles & Olson LLP, where he managed a number of notable merger and acquisition transactions. While at that firm, he served as primary outside counsel to a number of public- and privately-held corporations, and as special counsel to various boards of directors and special board committees. Prior to joining Munger Tolles in 1984, Mr. Frank served as a law clerk to the Honorable Frank M. Coffin of the United States Court of Appeals for the First Circuit. Prior to attending law school, Mr. Frank served as a Legislative Assistant to the Honorable Robert F. Drinan, Member of Congress. Mr. Frank holds a B.A. degree with honors in history from Wesleyan University and a J.D. magna cum laude from the University of Michigan Law School, where he was Managing Editor of the Michigan Law Review and a member of the Order of the Coif. He is a member of the State Bar of California and, while in private practice, was listed in Woodward & White’s Best Lawyers in America. Mr. Frank is a member of the Board of Directors of Chevron Corporation and a Trustee of Wesleyan University, Good Samaritan Hospital of Los Angeles and the XPRIZE Foundation. Mr. Frank’s legal background and knowledge of our company add value to our board of directors.

Bruce Karsh

Mr. Bruce Allen Karsh is Co-Chairman of the Board and Chief Investment Officer of Oaktree Capital Group, LLC. He is our Co-Chairman and one of the firm’s co-founders and has been a director since May 2007. He also a Chief Investment Officer and serves as portfolio manager for Oaktree’s Distressed Opportunities, Value Opportunities and Multi-Strategy Credit strategies. Prior to co-founding Oaktree, Mr. Karsh was a managing director of TCW Asset Management Company, and the portfolio manager of the Special Credits Funds from 1988 until 1995. Prior to joining TCW, Mr. Karsh worked as Assistant to the Chairman of SunAmerica, Inc. Prior to that, he was an attorney with the law firm of O’Melveny & Myers. Before working at O’Melveny & Myers, Mr. Karsh clerked for the Honorable Anthony M. Kennedy, then of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit and presently Associate Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court. Mr. Karsh holds an A.B. degree in economics summa cum laude from Duke University, where he was elected to Phi Beta Kappa. He went on to earn a J.D. from the University of Virginia School of Law, where he served as Notes Editor of the Virginia Law Review and was a member of the Order of the Coif. Mr. Karsh serves on the boards of a number of privately held companies. He is a member of the investment committee of the Broad Foundations. Mr. Karsh is Trustee Emeritus of Duke University, having served as Trustee from 2003 to 2015, and as Chairman of the Board of DUMAC, LLC, the entity that managed Duke’s endowment, from 2005 to 2014. He previously served on the boards of Charter Communications, Inc.; Furniture Brands International; KinderCare Learning Centers, Inc.; and Littelfuse Inc. Mr. Karsh is highly respected as one of the leading portfolio managers in the area of distressed debt investing, one of our flagship investment strategies. Additionally, Mr. Karsh’s extensive leadership and management skills and his current and past service on boards of other public companies add value to our board of director

Robert Denham

Mr. Robert E. Denham is a Director of Oaktree Capital Group, LLC. He has been a director since December 2007. Mr. Denham is a partner in the law firm of Munger, Tolles & Olson LLP, having rejoined the firm as a partner in 1998 to advise clients on strategic and financial issues, after serving as the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Salomon Inc. Mr. Denham joined Salomon in late August 1991 as General Counsel of Salomon and its subsidiary, Salomon Brothers, and became Chairman and CEO of Salomon in June 1992. Prior to joining Salomon, Mr. Denham had been at Munger, Tolles & Olson LLP for twenty years, including five years as managing partner. Mr. Denham is a member of the California, American and Los Angeles County Bar Associations. Mr. Denham serves on the Board of Directors of the James Irvine Foundation (Vice Chairman), and of MDRC, and is a trustee of the Good Samaritan Hospital of Los Angeles (Vice Chairman). He is also a public member of the Professional Ethics Executive Committee of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants. Mr. Denham presently serves on the boards of Fomento Economico Mexicano, S.A. de CV (FEMSA) and The New York Times. Mr. Denham previously served on the boards of the Chevron Corporation, Wesco Financial Corporation and UGL Limited. Mr. Denham has served as a member of the board of directors of a number of publicly traded companies and, therefore, is experienced with board responsibilities, oversight and control which will benefit our board of directors. Mr. Denham also provides a broader range of expertise on the board of directors given his background as a corporate lawyer and a former chief executive officer of a global financial services company, where among other responsibilities, he chaired the risk management committee.

Larry Keele

Mr. Larry W. Keele is a Director of Oaktree Capital Group, LLC. Mr. Keele has been a director since May 2007. Prior to his retirement in 2015, Mr. Keele was a co-founder and Principal of Oaktree, where for over 20 years, he served as a portfolio manager and head of the Convertible Securities group. From 1986 to 1995, Mr. Keele managed Trust Company of the West’s Convertible Value portfolios. Prior to joining TCW, Mr. Keele organized and managed the NationsBank Equity Income Fund, a commingled fund specializing in convertible securities and high yielding equities. He also served as a Security Analyst and Institutional Portfolio Manager. Mr. Keele holds a B.B.A. degree in Finance from Tennessee Technological University and an M.B.A. in Finance from the University of South Carolina. He is a CFA charterholder. Mr. Keele’s investment and finance expertise and his familiarity with our company add value to our board of directors and to our business. Mr. Keele has extensive experience in that asset class. As one of our co-founders, he is also closely familiar with our business. His investment background and insights to the convertible markets bring value to our board of directors and our business.

Steven Gilbert

Mr. Steven J. Gilbert serves as Independent Director of the Company. He has been a director since October 24, 2016. He is the founder and Chairman of the Board of Gilbert Global Equity Partners, L.P., an institutional investment firm established in 1997. In addition, Mr. Gilbert also founded Soros Capital, Commonwealth Capital Partners, and Chemical Venture Partners. He currently serves as Vice Chairman of the Executive Board of MidOcean Equity Partners, LP and Co-Chairman of Birch Grove Capital, and has served on the boards of more than 25 companies over the span of his career. Mr. Gilbert received a J.D. degree from Harvard Law School, an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School, and a B.S. in economics from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. Mr. Gilbert’s investment and finance expertise add value to our board of directors..

David Masson

Mr. David Richard Masson is an Independent Director of Oaktree Capital Group, LLC. He has been a director since May 2007. Prior to his retirement from Oaktree in 2009, Mr. Masson was a co-founder and Principal of Oaktree, where he served as head of analysis for the Distressed Debt strategy from 1995 to 2001 and as co-head of analysis from 2001 to 2009. Prior thereto, he was Managing Director of TCW and its affiliate, TCW Asset Management Company, and head of the Special Credits Analytical Group. Prior to joining TCW in 1988, Mr. Masson worked for three years at Houlihan, Lokey, Howard and Zukin, Inc., where he was responsible for the valuation and analysis of securities and businesses. Prior to Houlihan, Mr. Masson was a senior accountant with the Comprehensive Professional Services Group at Price Waterhouse in Los Angeles. Mr. Masson holds a B.S. in Business Administration from the University of California at Berkeley and an M.B.A. in finance from the University of California at Los Angeles. He is a Certified Public Accountant (inactive). Mr. Masson’s investment and finance expertise and his familiarity with our company add value to our board of directors.

Wayne Pierson

Mr. Wayne G. Pierson is an Independent Director of Oaktree Capital Group, LLC. He has been a director since November 2007. Mr. Pierson currently serves as President of Acorn Investors, LLC, an investor in OCGH which consists of six longstanding Oaktree clients who became institutional investors in Oaktree in February 2004. Mr. Pierson retired from Meyer Memorial Trust (a member of Acorn Investors, LLC) after 32 years as the Chief Financial & Investment Officer in 2014. Prior to joining Meyer Memorial Trust, Mr. Pierson served as treasurer of Gregory Affiliates from 1980 until 1982. From 1973 until 1980, he served as an audit supervisor with Ernst & Young. Mr. Pierson initiated and conducted a comprehensive investment survey for the Foundation Financial Officers Group, representing more than 160 foundations with assets totaling approximately $250 billion for over 20 years. He has served on a number of private equity fund advisory boards and was a trustee for several private trusts. In addition, he serves on the board of directors of M Fund, Inc. and is a principal with Clifford Capital Partners, LLC. Mr. Pierson received a B.S. in business administration cum laude from California State University, Northridge and is a Certified Public Accountant and CFA charterholder. Mr. Pierson’s investment and finance expertise and his familiarity with our company add value to our board of directors.

Marna Whittington

Dr. Marna C. Whittington, Ph.D. serves as an Independent Director of Oaktree Capital Group, LLC. She has been a director since June 2012. Ms. Whittington was the Chief Executive Officer of Allianz Global Investors Capital from 2001 until her retirement in January 2012. From 2002 to 2011, she was Chief Operating Officer of Allianz Global Investors, the parent company of Allianz Global Investors Capital. Prior to that, she was Managing Director and Chief Operating Officer of Morgan Stanley Investment Management. Ms. Whittington started in the investment management industry in 1992, joining Philadelphia-based Miller Anderson & Sherrerd. Previously, she was Executive Vice President and CFO of the University of Pennsylvania, and earlier, Secretary of Finance for the State of Delaware. Ms. Whittington currently serves as a director of Macy’s, Inc. and Phillips 66. She holds an M.S. degree and a Ph.D. from the University of Pittsburgh, both in quantitative methods, and a B.A. degree in mathematics from the University of Delaware. Ms. Whittington’s investment and finance expertise and her familiarity with our company add value to our board of directors.

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