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Pinnacle Entertainment Inc (PNK.OQ)

PNK.OQ on NASDAQ Stock Exchange Global Select Market

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

James Martineau

76 2016 Non-Executive Chairman of the Board and Director

Carlos Ruisanchez

46 2016 President, Chief Financial Officer and Director

Anthony Sanfilippo

58 2016 Chief Executive Officer, Director

Virginia Shanks

56 2016 Executive Vice President, Chief Administrative Officer

Donna Negrotto

51 2016 Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary

Troy Stremming

49 2016 Executive Vice President - Government Relations & Public Affairs

Neil Walkoff

47 2012 Executive Vice President - Operations

Charles Atwood

68 2016 Independent Director

Stephen Comer

67 2016 Independent Director

Ron Huberman

45 2017 Independent Director

Desiree Rogers

57 2016 Independent Director

Jaynie Studenmund

62 2016 Independent Director

Vincent Zahn

Vice President - Finance & Investor Relations Financial Officer

Biographies

Name Description

James Martineau

Mr. James L. Martineau is the Non-Executive Chairman of the Board and Director of the Company. He has been a director and the Non-Executive Chairman of the Board since April 2016. In addition, Mr. Martineau was one of Former Pinnacle’s directors from 1999 to April 2016 and served as Former Pinnacle’s Non-Executive Chairman of the Board from May 2014 to April 2016. From May 2012 to May 2014, he served as Former Pinnacle’s Vice Chairman of the Board. He is also a business advisor and private investor. In addition, he was Chairman, Genesis Portfolio Partners, LLC (start-up company development) from 1998 to 2009; Director, Apogee Enterprises, Inc. from 1973 to June 2010; Director, Borgen Systems from 1994 to 2005; Director, Northstar Photonics (telecommunications business) from 1998 to 2002; Executive Vice President, Apogee Enterprises, Inc. (a glass design and development corporation that acquired Viracon, Inc. in 1973) from 1996 to 1998; President and Founder, Viracon, Inc. (flat glass fabricator) from 1970 to 1996; and Trustee, Owatonna Foundation since 1973.

Carlos Ruisanchez

Mr. Carlos A. Ruisanchez is the President, Chief Financial Officer and Director of the Company. Mr. Ruisanchez served as Former Pinnacle’s President from May 2013 to April 2016 and Chief Financial Officer from April 2011 to April 2016. Prior to becoming President in May 2013, he served as Executive Vice President of Former Pinnacle since August 2008. Mr. Ruisanchez also served as Former Pinnacle’s Executive Vice President of Strategic Planning and Development from August 2008 to April 2011. Before joining Former Pinnacle, Mr. Ruisanchez was Senior Managing Director at Bear, Stearns & Co. Inc. (a brokerage, investment advisory, and corporate advisory services company) where he held various positions starting from 1997 to 2008. As Senior Managing Director of Bear, Stearns & Co., Mr. Ruisanchez was responsible for corporate clients in the gaming, lodging and leisure industries, as well as financial sponsor banking relationships.

Anthony Sanfilippo

Mr. Anthony Michael Sanfilippo is the Chief Executive Officer and Director of the Company. Mr. Anthony has been our Chief Executive Officer and one of our directors since April 2016. In addition, he served as Former Pinnacle’s Chief Executive Officer and one of Former Pinnacle’s directors from March 2010 to April 2016. He was also Former Pinnacle’s President from March 2010 to May 2013. Prior to joining Former Pinnacle, Mr. Sanfilippo was the President, Chief Executive Officer and director of Multimedia Games, Inc., a slot machine manufacturer (which is now known as Everi Holdings Inc.), from June 2008 until March 2010. Before joining Multimedia Games, he was employed with Harrah’s Entertainment, Inc. (now known as Caesars Entertainment Corporation), the world’s largest casino company and a provider of branded casino entertainment. While at Harrah’s, Mr. Sanfilippo served as President of both the Western Division (2003-2004) and the Central Division (1997-2002 and 2004-2007), overseeing the operations of more than two dozen casino and casino-hotel destinations. He was also part of the senior management team that led the successful integration of numerous gaming companies acquired by Harrah’s, including Jack Binion’s Horseshoe Casinos, the Grand Casino & Hotel brand, Players International, and Louisiana Downs Racetrack. In addition to his duties as divisional President, Mr. Sanfilippo was also President and Chief Operating Officer for Harrah’s New Orleans and a member of the Board of Directors of Jazz Casino Corporation prior to its acquisition by Harrah’s. He has directed tribal gaming operations in Arizona, California and Kansas, and has held gaming licenses in most states that offer legalized gambling. Mr. Sanfilippo brings to us and our Board more than 35 years of industry experience, including managing and developing gaming operations in diverse jurisdictions, including Colorado, Indiana, Iowa, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri, Nevada and Pennsylvania.

Virginia Shanks

Ms. Virginia E. Shanks is Executive Vice President and Chief Administrative Officer of the Company. She has been our Executive Vice President and Chief Administrative Officer since April 2016 and served as Former Pinnacle’s Chief Administrative Officer from May 2013 to April 2016 and Executive Vice President from October 2010 to April 2016. Prior to becoming Former Pinnacle’s Chief Administrative Officer in May 2013, she served as Chief Marketing Officer since October 2010. Before joining Former Pinnacle, Ms. Shanks served as the Senior Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer of Multimedia Games, Inc., a slot machine manufacturer (which is now known as Everi Holdings Inc.) from July 2008 until October 2010. Ms. Shanks brings to us more than 30 years of marketing experience in gaming entertainment, including as Senior Vice President of Brand Management for Harrah’s Entertainment, Inc. (which is now known as Caesars Entertainment Corporation). During her time with Harrah’s, Ms. Shanks was responsible for maximizing the value of the company’s key strategic brands—Caesars, Harrah’s, and Horseshoe Casinos; the Total Rewards player loyalty program; and the World Series of Poker.

Donna Negrotto

Ms. Donna S. Negrotto is the Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary of the Company. She has been our Executive Vice President, Secretary and General Counsel since July 2016. Prior to her current position, Ms. Negrotto served as the Company’s Vice President and Legal Counsel from April 2016 to July 2016. In addition, Ms. Negrotto has held numerous positions with Former Pinnacle, including as Vice President and Legal Counsel from May 2010 until January 2012 and from August 2013 until April 2016, and as Vice President of Legal and Government Affairs from January 2012 until August 2013. From 1996 to 1998, Ms. Negrotto served as Associate General Counsel of Casino Magic Corp., a publicly traded gaming company, which was acquired by Former Pinnacle’s predecessor Hollywood Park in 1998. Prior to joining Casino Magic Corp., Ms. Negrotto spent six years in private practice, where she primarily focused on gaming, commercial and environmental law.

Troy Stremming

Mr. Troy A. Stremming is the Executive Vice President - Government Relations & Public Affairs of Pinnacle Entertainment Inc. He has been our Executive Vice President, Government Relations and Public Affairs since April 2016 and served as Former Pinnacle’s Executive Vice President, Government Relations and Public Affairs from August 2013 to April 2016. Prior to joining Former Pinnacle, Mr. Stremming served as Senior Vice President of Government Relations and Public Affairs with Ameristar Casinos, Inc. from December 2000 to August 2013. From 1996 to 2000, Mr. Stremming was General Counsel for Station Casinos, Inc.’s Midwest operations, which was acquired in 2000 by Ameristar Casinos, Inc. Prior to working in the casino industry, Mr. Stremming practiced as an attorney specializing in corporate and commercial defense law. In his current role, Mr. Stremming oversees government relations and public and community relations for Pinnacle.

Neil Walkoff

Mr. Neil E. Walkoff is Executive Vice President - Operations of the Company. He has been our Executive Vice President, Operations since April 2016 and served as Former Pinnacle’s Executive Vice President, Operations from August 2013 to April 2016. From April 2012 to August 2013, he served as Former Pinnacle’s Executive Vice President, Regional Operations. Mr. Walkoff currently oversees operations of certain Pinnacle properties in Indiana, Louisiana, Ohio, Mississippi, Missouri and Pennsylvania. Prior to April 2012, Mr. Walkoff served as Senior Vice President and General Manager—St. Louis since August 2010. Before joining Former Pinnacle in August 2010, Mr. Walkoff served as the General Manager of the Seneca Niagara Casino and Hotel and Buffalo Creek Casino for Seneca Gaming Corporation from February 2010 to August 2010. From May 1993 to February 2010, Mr. Walkoff served in various management positions at the operational and regional levels of Harrah’s Entertainment, Inc. (which is now known as Caesars Entertainment Corporation) and was Vice President and Assistant General Manager of Horseshoe Southern Indiana from August 2007 to January 2010.

Charles Atwood

Mr. Charles L. Atwood is an Independent Director of the Company. He has been a director since April 2016 and served as a director of Former Pinnacle from March 2015 to April 2016. Since March 2009, he has served as lead trustee of Equity Residential, a public real estate investment trust. He also served as Vice Chairman of the Board of Directors of Harrah’s Entertainment, Inc. (now known as Caesars Entertainment Corporation), a private gaming and hospitality company, until retiring from Harrah’s in December 2008. Mr. Atwood had been Vice Chairman of Harrah’s public predecessor company until its sale in January 2008, a member of its Board since 2005, its Chief Financial Officer from 2001 to 2006, and had been with Harrah’s and its predecessors since 1979. During his tenure at Harrah’s, Mr. Atwood led that company’s merger, acquisition and divestiture activities, new development, and design and construction projects, representing tens of billions of dollars of transactions. Mr. Atwood served as a director of Gala Coral, a private United Kingdom gaming industry company until November 2016 when it merged with Ladbrokes Coral Group PLC, and served as a director of ALST Casino Holdco, LLC, a private company in the casino and hospitality industry, until September 2016.

Stephen Comer

Mr. Stephen C. Comer is an Independent Director of the Company. He is Accounting Partner - Retired. He has been a director since April 2016 and was one of Former Pinnacle’s directors from July 2007 to April 2016. He is a retired accounting firm managing partner. He brings substantial accounting expertise to Pinnacle. He serves as a director of Southwest Gas Corporation, a public company and provider of natural gas service, and has served in that role since January 2007. He began his career with Arthur Andersen LLP (accounting firm) in Los Angeles and established Arthur Andersen’s Las Vegas office, as its managing partner, in 1985. Leaving Arthur Andersen in 2002, Mr. Comer took a position as partner with Deloitte & Touche LLP (accounting firm) and was promoted to managing partner of its Nevada practice in 2004 and retired in 2006. He is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the Nevada Society of Certified Public Accountants and holds a professional CPA license in Nevada. He is also active in numerous civic, educational, and charitable organizations.

Ron Huberman

Mr. Ron Huberman is an Independent Director of the Company. He has been a director since March 2017. He is an experienced business executive with extensive government experience over more than 20 years. He is currently the Senior Advisor of PeopleAdmin, a human capital software company that serves school districts and higher education institutions throughout North America, since PeopleAdmin’s acquisition of TeacherMatch in May 2016. From June 2012 to May 2016, Mr. Huberman served as founder and executive board chair of TeacherMatch, which provided predictive hiring software for K-12 education. From January 2011 to May 2016, he also served as an operating executive of Prairie Capital, a private equity firm with over $1 billion under management. Prior to joining Prairie Capital, Mr. Huberman had a 16-year career in Chicago city government, serving as the chief executive officer of the Chicago Public Schools system, with over 650 schools and 410,000 students, from 2009 to 2010; chief executive officer and president of the Chicago Transit Authority, the second largest public transportation system in the United States, from 2007 to 2009; the chief of staff to Mayor Richard M. Daley from 2005 to 2007; executive director of the City of Chicago Office of Emergency Management and Communications from 2004 to 2005; and in various roles at the Chicago Police Department, including Assistant Deputy Superintendent for Information and Strategic Services after beginning his public service as a police officer, from 1995 to 2004. Mr. Huberman currently chairs the board of directors of Haights Cross Communications, a New York publishing company, and serves as a trustee of Rush University Medical Center in Chicago. He previously served on the boards of Navman Wireless (now Teletrac Navman), a fleet management software company, and Reliance Communications LLC, a provider of mass notification systems (which is now a part of West Corporation).

Desiree Rogers

Ms. Desiree G. Rogers is an Independent Director of the Company. She has been a director since April 2016 and served as a director of Former Pinnacle from March 2012 to April 2016. She brings over 25 years of experience to our Board of Directors from working in both the public and private sectors. She is the Chief Executive Officer of Johnson Publishing Company, LLC, a lifestyle company inspired by the African American experience, and has served in this role since August 2010. Johnson Publishing Company is the creator of Ebony and JET and owns Fashion Fair Cosmetics, LLC, a prestige makeup line geared to women of color with counters in stores located in the United States, United Kingdom and Kuwait. In May 2016, Johnson Publishing Company sold its media assets, including Ebony and JET. Ms. Rogers spends a majority of her time managing Fashion Fair Cosmetics, as its Chief Executive Officer. In May 2013, Ms. Rogers was appointed by Mayor Rahm Emanuel to serve as Chairman of the Chicago tourism bureau, ChooseChicago. Prior to these positions, she served as the White House Social Secretary for President Obama from January 2009 to April 2010; President of Social Networking for Allstate Financial, a business unit of The Allstate Corporation, an insurance provider, from July 2008 to December 2008; President of Peoples Gas and North Shore Gas, two utility companies of Peoples Energy Corporation (a public company acquired by Integrys Energy Group), from 2004 to July 2008; Senior Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer and Vice President of Peoples Energy Corporation from 1997 to 2004; and Director, Illinois Lottery from 1991 to 1997. In addition, Ms. Rogers served on the Board of Trustees of Equity Residential, a public real estate investment trust, from October 2003 to January 2009. She has also served on several corporate and not-for-profit boards, including Blue Cross Blue Shield, and as the Vice Chairman of the Lincoln Park Zoo and the Museum of Science and Industry.

Jaynie Studenmund

Ms. Jaynie Miller Studenmund is an Independent Director of the Company. She has been a director since April 2016 and served as a director of Former Pinnacle from March 2012 to April 2016. In addition, she serves as a director for CoreLogic, Inc., a business analytics company, and has served in that role since July 2012. She also serves as a director for Western Asset, a major fixed income fund, and has served in that role since 2004. She has also served as a director for other public companies, including LifeLock, Inc., an identity theft protection services company, from May 2015 until its acquisition in February 2017 by Symantec Corporation. She also served as a director of Orbitz Worldwide, Inc., an online travel company, from July 2007 until February 2014. Orbitz Worldwide, Inc. was acquired by Expedia, Inc. in September 2015. From January 2001 to January 2004, Ms. Studenmund was Chief Operating Officer of Overture Services, Inc., the creator of paid search, acquired by Yahoo! Inc. in 2004. From February 2000 to January 2001, she was President and Chief Operating Officer of PayMyBills.com, the leading online bill management company. Before becoming an executive in the Internet business, she was an executive in the financial services industry, primarily at First Interstate Bank, now known as Wells Fargo, where she was responsible for all of retail which included marketing, product management, over 500 branches, Internet banking, and retail strategy. Ms. Studenmund has over 30 years of comprehensive executive management and operating experience across a diverse set of businesses, including start-ups, rapid growth, turnarounds, mergers and acquisitions in the Internet and financial services industries and consumer facing businesses. Within these environments, she has served as a successful President, Chief Operating Officer and director of both public and private companies.

Vincent Zahn

Options Compensation

Name Options Value

James Martineau

0 0

Carlos Ruisanchez

625,044 11,551,100

Anthony Sanfilippo

1,116,126 21,237,000

Virginia Shanks

222,038 3,911,350

Donna Negrotto

0 0

Troy Stremming

49,490 580,475

Neil Walkoff

164,740 2,950,100

Charles Atwood

0 0

Stephen Comer

0 0

Ron Huberman

0 0

Desiree Rogers

0 0

Jaynie Studenmund

0 0

Vincent Zahn

0 0