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RLJ Entertainment Inc (RLJE.OQ)

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Robert Johnson

71 2012 Executive Chairman of the Board

Miguel Penella

47 2013 President, Chief Executive Officer, Director

Nazir Rostom

40 2016 Chief Financial Officer

John Hsu

2016 Independent Director

Dayton Judd

45 2015 Independent Director

Andor Laszlo

49 2012 Independent Director

Arlene Manos

2016 Independent Director

Scott Royster

49 2014 Independent Director

H. Van Sinclair

62 2017 Independent Director

John Ziegelman

52 2015 Independent Director

Biographies

Name Description

Robert Johnson

Mr. Robert L. Johnson is Executive Chairman of the Board of the Company. Mr. Johnson was appointed as the Company’s chairman in October 2012. From November 2010 to October 2012, Mr. Johnson served as the chairman of the board of RLJ Acquisition, Inc., a special purpose acquisition company that created the Company. Mr. Johnson founded The RLJ Companies, an innovative business network that owns or holds interests in a diverse portfolio of companies in businesses operating in hotel real estate investment; private equity; financial services; asset management; automobile dealerships; sports and entertainment; and video lottery terminal (or VLT) gaming, and has served as its chairman since February 2003. Prior to forming The RLJ Companies, Mr. Johnson was founder and chief executive officer of Black Entertainment Television (or BET), which was acquired by Viacom Inc. in 2001. He continued to serve as chief executive officer of BET until February 2006. In July 2007, Mr. Johnson was named by USA Today as one of the “25 most influential business leaders of the past 25 years.” Mr. Johnson currently serves on the boards of directors of RLJ Lodging Trust (NYSE: RLJ), KB Home (NYSE: KBH), Lowe’s Companies, Inc. (NYSE: LOW), Strayer Education, Inc. (NASDAQ: STRA) and Retirement Clearinghouse, LLC. He previously served as a director of Hilton Hotels Corporation, US Airways Group, Inc., General Mills, Inc. and IMG Worldwide, Inc., and a member of the board of trustees at The Johns Hopkins University.

Miguel Penella

Mr. Miguel Penella is President, Chief Executive Officer, Director of the Company. Mr. Penella was appointed as the Company’s Chief Executive Officer on January 18, 2013. From October 2012 until January 18, 2013, Mr. Penella served as Chief Operating Officer. Mr. Penella has served as a director of the Company since October 2012. From April 2007 to October 2012, Mr. Penella served as chief executive officer of Acorn Media Group, Inc., which was acquired by the Company in October 2012, where he oversaw operations and was the driving force behind the worldwide expansion of both the Acorn and Acacia brands, including the acquisition of 64% of Agatha Christie Limited and the launch of Acorn TV, the Company’s first proprietary subscription VOD channel. From 2004 to April of 2007, Mr. Penella was president of Acorn’s direct-to-consumer operations offering DVDs and other high quality products through catalogs and online marketing vehicles. Under his leadership, Acorn’s direct-to-consumer operations grew from $8 million to $40 million in sales. Mr. Penella came to Acorn from Time-Life where he rose in the ranks from circulation director of the catalog department to director of catalogs for the music division and then to vice president of customer marketing in 2001. Previously, he worked in catalog management for the National Direct Marketing Corporation and the National Wildlife Federation.

Nazir Rostom

Mr. Nazir Rostom is Chief Financial Officer of the Company. Mr. Rostom was appointed as the Company’s Chief Financial Officer in May 2016. From January 2014 to May 2016, Mr. Rostom served in senior and executive positions with GetWellNetwork, Inc. (“GWN”), a healthcare solutions provider. He was GWN’s Vice President, Financial Planning and Analysis from January 2014 to February 2015, Acting Chief Financial Officer from March 2015 to September 2015 and was Vice President, Finance from October 2015 to May 2016. During his tenure, Mr. Rostom led various strategic financing, M&A activities, and financial planning and analysis at GWN. Prior to GWN, he was Director of Finance and Assistant Treasurer for GTT Communications, Inc. (“GTT”, formerly Global Telecom and Technology, Inc.), from September 2011 to January 2014. Previous to GTT, Mr. Rostom led various structured financing deals in the capital markets at National Rural Utilities Electric Cooperative Finance Corporation and CapitalSource, Inc. Mr. Rostom began his career in investment banking at PriceWaterhouseCoopers, Securities LLC. Mr. Rostom is a Certified Public Accountant and a CFA Charterholder. He holds a MBA from Duke University and a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from Georgetown University.

John Hsu

Mr. John Hsu serves as Independent Director of the Company. He is the Executive Vice President – Treasurer & Financial Strategy of AMC. He manages the treasury operations of AMC and oversees the company’s cash management, investment strategies, capital structure planning and debt portfolio management.

Dayton Judd

Mr. Dayton Judd is an Independent Director of the Company. Mr. Judd is the Founder and Managing Partner of Sudbury Capital Management. Prior to founding Sudbury, Mr. Judd worked from 2007 through 2011 as a Portfolio Manager at Q Investments, a multi-billion dollar hedge fund in Fort Worth, Texas. Prior to Q Investments, he worked with McKinsey & Company from 1996 through 1998, and again from 2000 through 2007. Mr. Judd graduated from Brigham Young University in 1995 with a bachelor’s degree, summa cum laude, and a master’s degree, both in accounting. He also earned an MBA with high distinction from Harvard Business School in 2000, where he was a Baker Scholar. Mr. Judd is a Certified Public Accountant.

Andor Laszlo

Mr. Andor Michael Laszlo is Independent Director of the Company. Mr. Laszlo has served as a member of the Company’s board of directors since October 2012. Mr. Laszlo joined Sun Trust Robinson Humphrey in January 2014 where he serves as Managing Director and Head of Technology, Media & Communications Equity Origination. Mr. Laszlo served as a Managing Director at Lazard Capital Markets LLC (or LCM) from June 2010 to December 2013, where he served as Head of Corporate Underwriting and Head of Business Development. Prior to joining LCM, Mr. Laszlo served as a Senior Advisor to Sports Properties Acquisition Corp., a special purpose acquisition company focused on the sports, leisure and entertainment sectors, from November 2007 to April 2010. Between 1997 and 2007, Mr. Laszlo held various senior equity capital markets positions at both Lehman Brothers and Bank of America Securities. Mr. Laszlo was the Head of Media & Telecom equity capital markets for Bank of America Securities based in New York, NY. Prior to that, Mr. Laszlo was Head of Equity Syndicate and Head of Media & Telecom Equity Capital Markets at Lehman Brothers International (Europe), during which time he was based in London, England. In between his tenure at Lehman Brothers and Bank of America, Mr. Laszlo spent approximately one year as the Chief Operating Officer and Head of Business Development at Eagle Rock Capital Management, LLC, a New York-based multi-strategy hedge fund. Mr. Laszlo has been involved in transactions totaling more than $20 billion of equity issuance over the course of his career. Mr. Laszlo serves on the Advisory Board of Falconhead Capital Management, a private equity firm based in New York City. He also serves on the board of directors of Rita’s Franchise Company, a leading franchise company focused on frozen treats. Previously, Mr. Laszlo served on the board of directors of Radar Detection Holdings Corp. (or Escort Radar), a leading designer, manufacturer and distributor of highway radar and laser detectors.

Arlene Manos

Ms. Arlene Manos serves as Independent Director of the Company. She is the President – National Advertising Sales of AMC. She is responsible for overseeing the advertising sales efforts, including national, digital and branded entertainment, for AMC’s brands.

Scott Royster

Mr. Scott R. Royster is an Independent Director of the Company. Mr. Royster has served as a member of the Company’s board of directors since January 2014. Mr. Royster is an entrepreneur and has co-founded two companies in the education sector – Latimer Education, Inc. (or Latimer) and Maarifa Edu Holdings Limited (or Maarifa). Since September 2009 he has served as Chairman of Latimer and, since August 2014, as Chief Executive Officer of Maarifa. Latimer, based in Washington, DC, is an education company serving the higher education needs of African-Americans in the USA, and Maarifa is an education company that acquires and operates private universities in Africa and is based in Nairobi, Kenya. From November 2008 until the formation of Latimer, Mr. Royster was engaged in planning for the formation of Latimer and acted as a consultant to several companies. Mr. Royster served as Executive Vice President of Business Development and Chief Financial Officer of DigitalBridge Communications, an early-stage wireless technology company, from January 2008 to November 2008. From 2006 to 2008, Mr. Royster was a member of the board of directors for HRH, Inc. (NYSE: HRH), an insurance brokerage firm. Between June 1996 to December 2007, Mr. Royster served as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Radio One, Inc. (NASDAQ: ROIA and ROIAK), an owner/operator of major market radio stations and other media assets.

H. Van Sinclair

Mr. H. Van Sinclair is an Independent Director of RLJ Entertainment Inc. He was the Chief Executive Officer and President of RLJ Acquisition, Inc. from April 2012 until immediately prior to the consummation of the Business Combination. Mr. Sinclair was also a member of RLJ Acquisition, Inc.’s board of directors from November 2010 until immediately prior to the consummation of the Business Combination. Since February 2003, Mr. Sinclair has served as president and chief executive officer of The RLJ Companies. From January 2006 to May 2011, Mr. Sinclair also served as Vice President of Legal and Business Affairs for RLJ Urban Lodging Funds, a private equity fund concentrating on limited and focused service hotels in the United States and for RLJ Development, The RLJ Companies’ hotel and hospitality company. Prior to joining The RLJ Companies, Mr. Sinclair spent 28 years, from October 1978 to February 2003, with the law firm of Arent Fox LLP. Mr. Sinclair remains of counsel to Arent Fox. Mr. Sinclair is a member of the Board of Directors of Vringo, Inc., a publicly-traded company, where he is a member of the Audit Committee.

John Ziegelman

Mr. John D. Ziegelman is an Independent Director of the Company. Mr. Ziegelman is a portfolio manager for Wolverine Asset Management, LLC (or Wolverine). Prior to joining Wolverine in 2013, Mr. Ziegelman was the founder of Carpe Diem Capital Management (2001) and co-founder of Castle Creek Partners (1997); both firms were engaged in private placements and corporate restructurings. Prior to Castle Creek Partners, Mr. Ziegelman worked at Citadel Investment Group and spent most of his early career as an investment banker, working for both Shearson Lehman Brothers and Kidder, Peabody & Co. in their real estate and corporate finance/M&A departments. Mr. Ziegelman graduated from the University of Michigan in 1986 with a BA in Philosophy and Classical Archaeology and earned an MBA from the University of Chicago in 1993 concentrating his studies on finance and accounting.

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