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Uniti Group Inc (UNIT.OQ)

UNIT.OQ on NASDAQ Stock Exchange Global Select Market

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Francis Frantz

63 Independent Chairman of the Board

Kenneth Gunderman

46 2015 President, Chief Executive Officer, Director

Mark Wallace

59 2015 Chief Financial Officer, Executive Vice President, Treasurer

Daniel Heard

42 2015 Executive Vice President, General Counsel, Secretary

Ronald Mudry

55 2016 Executive Vice President—Fiber Operations

Jim Volk

2017 Vice President

Jennifer Banner

57 2015 Independent Director

Scott Bruce

55 2016 Independent Director

Andrew Frey

42 2016 Independent Director

David Solomon

57 2015 Independent Director

Biographies

Name Description

Francis Frantz

Mr. Francis X. Frantz is an Independent Chairman of the Board of the Company. He has served as Chairman of the Board of Directors since our spin-off from Windstream. He previously served as a director of Windstream from 2006 until the spin-off, serving as Chairman of its Audit Committee at the time of his resignation from the Windstream board of directors. From July 2006 to February 2010, he served as Chairman of the Windstream board. Mr. Frantz served as the 2006 and 2007 Chairman of the Board and of the Executive Committee of the United States Telecom Association. Mr. Frantz served as Chairman of a community bank in Little Rock, Arkansas from February 2007 until May 2014 and serves as a director of a number of other privately held companies. Prior to January 2006, Mr. Frantz was Executive Vice President–External Affairs, General Counsel and Secretary of Alltel Corporation ("Alltel"). Mr. Frantz joined Alltel in 1990 as Senior Vice President and General Counsel and was appointed Secretary in January 1992 and Executive Vice President in July 1998. While with Alltel, he was responsible for Alltel's merger and acquisition negotiations, wholesale services group, federal and state government and external affairs, corporate communications, administrative services and corporate governance, in addition to serving as Alltel's chief legal officer.

Kenneth Gunderman

Mr. Kenneth A. Gunderman is a President, Chief Executive Officer, Director of the Company. He has 17 years of investment banking experience in the telecommunications industry. Prior to his appointment as President and Chief Executive Officer of Uniti, he served as the co-head of investment banking at Stephens Inc., where he was responsible for the strategic direction of the investment banking department and advised on many of the firm's notable investment banking transactions. Mr. Gunderman currently serves on the board of America's Car-Mart, Inc. Prior to joining Stephens Inc., Mr. Gunderman was a member of the telecom investment banking group at Lehman Brothers, where he advised on various transactions and financings totaling more than $125 billion. He also worked as a Certified Public Accountant at KPMG and holds an MBA from Yale and a Bachelor of Arts from Hendrix College.

Mark Wallace

Mr. Mark A. Wallace is a Chief Financial Officer, Executive Vice President, Treasurer of the Company. He previously served as Managing Director of Fortress Investment Group LLC (NYSE: FIG) and affiliates from May 2014 to December 2014, and served as the Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer of New Senior Investment Group (NYSE: SNR), a publicly traded REIT managed by Fortress from October 2014 until December 2014. Mr. Wallace was previously the Senior Vice President, Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer of Westwood Holdings Group, a Dallas-based asset management firm which he joined in November 2012. Mr. Wallace served as Chief Financial Officer of Leading Edge Aviation Services, Inc., a privately-held aerospace services company, from September to November 2012, as a financial consultant to a private telecommunication services company from May 2011 to August 2012 and as Chief Financial Officer of Westcore Properties, a private real estate firm, from August to December 2010. Mr. Wallace served as EVP—Chief Financial Officer & Treasurer of HCP, Inc., an S&P 500 healthcare REIT, from March 2004 until March 2009, where his responsibilities included capital markets, SEC reporting, technology, taxes, acquisition evaluation and integration, and financial planning and analysis. He was Chair of the Operating Committee of HCP, and served on both the Executive and Investment Committees. Mr. Wallace's experience includes private and publicly traded NYSE real estate and industrial companies including Titanium Metals Corporation, Tremont Corporation and Valhi, Inc. and 11 years with Arthur Andersen LLP. Mr. Wallace has a bachelor's degree in business administration from Texas Tech University and an MBA from Colorado State University. He is a Certified Public Accountant in Texas.

Daniel Heard

Mr. Daniel L. Heard is a Executive Vice President, General Counsel, Secretary of the Company. He was a partner in the law offices of Kutak Rock LLP. Mr. Heard joined Kutak Rock LLP in 2000, where he represented public companies in corporate, securities and merger and acquisition transactions. His clients comprised a wide range of industries, including telecommunications, information technology and food processing. Mr. Heard has more than 16 years' experience in negotiating, structuring and consummating mergers and acquisitions, public offerings of debt and equity securities and other corporate finance transactions. Mr. Heard graduated from the William H. Bowen School of Law at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock and has a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Central Arkansas. Mr. Heard is responsible for the Company's legal affairs and corporate governance.

Ronald Mudry

Mr. Ronald J. Mudry is Executive Vice President—Fiber Operations of the Company. He served as chief executive officer and president of Tower Cloud, which he founded in 2006. Prior to his time with Tower Cloud, Mr. Mudry founded Progress Telecom (formed in 1998) and before that spent 15 years with GTE Corporation (now Verizon) where he held key management positions in finance, sales and marketing, international operations, treasury, strategic planning, and mergers and acquisitions. Mr. Mudry holds a bachelor's degree in finance from the University of Michigan and an MBA from the University of Tampa.

Jim Volk

Jennifer Banner

Ms. Jennifer S. Banner is an Independent Director of the Company. She has served as Chief Executive Officer of Schaad Companies, LLC since 2008. Schaad Companies is a 105-year-old privately held real estate holding company with businesses in residential and commercial construction, development, property management and leasing, real estate brokerage and land investments. In addition, Ms. Banner has served as Chief Executive Officer and Manager of the Schaad Family Office, LLC since 2012 and as President and Chief Executive Officer of SchaadSource, LLC (a shared services company) since 2006. Previously, she spent 22 years in public accounting, practicing in the tax area with Ernst & Whinney (now Ernst & Young LLP) in Florida and Pershing Yoakley & Associates in Tennessee. Ms. Banner has been a director of BB&T Corporation since 2003 (presently serving as lead director and as a member of the executive and risk committees) and Branch Banking and Trust Company since 2013 and is a past director of Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta (Nashville Branch) and First Virginia Banks, Inc. and First Vantage Bank. Ms. Banner maintains an active license as a Certified Public Accountant in the State of Tennessee, and she holds a Master of Accountancy and Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from the University of Tennessee.

Scott Bruce

Mr. Scott Bruce is an Independent Director of the Company. He has served as Managing Director of Associated Partners, LP, a private investment partnership focusing on creating, operating and investing in wireless communications companies, since its inception in 2007. In addition, Mr. Bruce has served as Managing Director and General Counsel of Liberty Associated Partners, LP, a predecessor investment vehicle, since 2000. He is also the Chief Executive Officer and a Director of AP WIP Investments, LLC and AP Tower Investments, LLC, both wireless infrastructure holding companies. Previously, Mr. Bruce was General Counsel and Secretary of Associated Group, Inc., a publicly traded company that owned various communications businesses, from 1994 to 2000, when it was sold to AT&T/Liberty Media. He also served as Vice President and General Counsel of Associated Communications Corporation, a publicly traded predecessor company to Associated Group, from 1992 to 1994, when the company sold its cellular telephone businesses to SBC/AT&T. Prior to joining Associated, Mr. Bruce practiced corporate law at Wolf, Block, Schorr and Solis-Cohen in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania from 1987 to 1992. Prior to that, he worked as an auditor in the New York office of Touche Ross & Co. (predecessor to Deloitte) from 1983 to 1985. In connection with Mr. Bruce's responsibilities at Associated, he has held various board memberships at private companies. Mr. Bruce holds an A.B. in History from Colgate University, an M.S. (Accounting) from the New York University Stern School of Business and a J.D. from the Villanova University School of Law.

Andrew Frey

Mr. Andrew Frey is an Independent Director of the Company. He is a Partner at Searchlight Capital Partners, a global private equity firm. Prior to joining Searchlight in 2011, Mr. Frey was a Managing Principal at Quadrangle Group where he primarily focused on telecommunications and technology investments. Mr. Frey serves on the boards of Hemisphere Media Group, Inc., Liberty Cablevision Puerto Rico and Harbortouch Payments LLC. Mr. Frey received a B.S. in Finance and B.A.S. in Systems Engineering from the University of Pennsylvania.

David Solomon

Mr. David L. Solomon is an Independent Director of the Company. He is a founder and Managing Director of Meritage Funds, a Denver-based manager of private investment funds. Previously, he served as Chief Executive Officer and Executive Chairman of NuVox Communications, Inc. until it was acquired by Windstream in 2010. A Certified Public Accountant (inactive status) with a strong operational and financial background, Mr. Solomon served as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer at Brooks Fiber Properties ("Brooks") immediately following its formation in 1993 until its sale to MCI/WorldCom in 1998. As Chief Financial Officer at Brooks, Mr. Solomon led numerous private and public debt and equity transactions, including Brooks' initial public offering. Mr. Solomon worked in the audit practice of KPMG from 1981 until he joined Brooks. When Mr. Solomon departed KPMG, he was a Partner in the audit practice. In connection with Mr. Solomon's responsibilities at Meritage Funds, he currently serves as a board member of several private companies. Mr. Solomon is a member of the American Institute and Tennessee Society of CPAs and serves on the board of trustees for his alma mater, Lipscomb University in Nashville, Tennessee.

Basic Compensation

Name Fiscal Year Total

Francis Frantz

289,320

Kenneth Gunderman

6,370,860

Mark Wallace

1,566,400

Daniel Heard

1,250,780

Ronald Mudry

--

Jim Volk

--

Jennifer Banner

219,787

Scott Bruce

211,326

Andrew Frey

178,855

David Solomon

217,054
As Of  30 Dec 2016