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xG Technology Inc (XGTI.OQ)

XGTI.OQ on NASDAQ Stock Exchange Capital Market

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Susan Swenson

70 2018 Chairman of the Board

Ross Woodyatt

47 2016 President

Roger Branton

49 2018 Chief Executive Officer, Chief Financial Officer

John Payne

47 2017 President - IMTUSA

James Walton

2017 President - IMT Ltd

Belinda Marino

56 2013 Secretary

John Coleman

62 2015 Director

Richard Mooers

52 2015 Director - Non-Executive

James Conway

70 2015 Independent Director

Raymond Sidney

46 2013 Independent Director

Biographies

Name Description

Susan Swenson

Ms. Susan G. Swenson has been appointed as Chairman of the Board of the company effective October 31, 2018. Ms. Swenson brings extensive experience as a telecommunications and technology executive to the FirstNet Board. She has served as Chief Executive Officer and Chair of the Board of Inseego Corp., a leading global provider of SaaS telematics solutions from 2015-2017 and President and Chief Executive Officer of business software provider Sage North America from 2008-2011. Ms. Swenson also served as Chief Operating Officer of T-Mobile USA, President and COO of Leap Wireless, International (Cricket Communications) from 1999-2004 and President and Chief Executive Officer of Cellular One from 1994-1999. She started her telecommunications career at Pacific Telesis holding various management roles including President & Chief Executive Officer of Pac Tel Cellular from 1990-1994. Ms. Swenson serves on the Board of Directors of Wells Fargo and Harmonic Inc.

Ross Woodyatt

Mr. Ross James Woodyatt is President of XG Technology, Inc. He also served as our Deputy Chief Executive Officer from June 2007 to April 20, 2012, at which time James assumed the President title, and as a Director from January 2007 through July 2013. From February 2006 until October 2011, James served as President of Veegoo Holding SA, a company he co-founded in 2006 and as a Managing Director of Veegoo Capital Services SA, a group which is active in business advisory and private equity.

Roger Branton

Mr. Roger G. Branton is Chief Executive Officer, Chief Financial Officer of XG Technology, Inc. For the past 11 years he has served in a variety of positions with our company since its founding in August, 2002. Mr. Branton currently serves as our Chief Financial Officer since inception. He also serves in similar capacities at MBTH, a company he co-founded with Richard Mooers and George Schmitt in 2010. He graduated from West Chester University in Pennsylvania with a Bachelor of Science degree in accounting. He trained as a certified public accountant in 1989.

John Payne

Mr. John Payne, IV., is President - IMTUSA of the Company. Mr. Payne was previously the Chief Technology Officer and VP of Engineering from February 2012 to January 2015 and in January 2015 became Chief Operating Officer of IMT through January 2016 while continuing as Chief Technology Officer. From August 2010 through March 2012, Mr. Payne was the Vice President of Technology for IMT, a Vitec Group company. From 1996 through August 2010, Mr. Payne worked for Nucomm, Inc. in various positions, including as Vice President of Engineering. Mr. Payne holds several patents in the area of wireless communications and is considered an industry expert in the wireless video communication industry related to broadcast television and military and civil manned and unmanned systems. Mr. Payne has a Master of Science in communication systems from the University of Southern California and a Bachelor of Science in engineering from the Rochester Institute of Technology.

James Walton

Mr. James Walton is President - IMT Ltd of the Company. Mr. Walton, who previously served as the Chief Executive Officer of Vislink, will assume responsibility for the management of Vislink offices located in theUnited Kingdom, and all IMT and Vislink business operations outside of the Americas. This includes the sale of all current IMT and Vislink products in those areas. Mr. Walton has also been appointed a corporate officer of xG Technology.

Belinda Marino

Mrs. Belinda Marino is Secretary of company since August 2013. Mrs. Marino is also an employee of the Company serving as the Director of Human Resources since 2006. In addition to the above, Mrs. Marino has ongoing responsibilities for functions that include corporate banking activities and corporate governance. Mrs. Marino earned a PHR (Professional in Human Resources) Certificate from the HR Certification Institute in 2009.

John Coleman

Mr. John Carlton Coleman is Director of Company. He has served as the Chief Executive Officer and Chief Operating Officer of the Company. From January 2009 to June 2012, he was the Chief Executive Officer of Joint Command and Control Consulting (JC3), a consulting services firm he founded that is focused on the development, integration, and delivery of mature and emerging technologies in support of expeditionary operations, particularly as related to command, control, and communications. In conjunction with its strategic partners, JC3 provides C4ISR-related systems, service, training, and support to expeditionary responders, both civil and military. He also served as a Vice-President of Hunter Defense Technology, a position he held from July 2006 to December 2008. In the thirty years preceding private sector employment, Mr. Coleman served the United States as a U.S. Marine Officer. Defining the character of his service upon retirement, Mr. Coleman was awarded the nation’s Distinguished Service Medal, an honor very rarely and only under exceptional circumstance bestowed to Marines below the rank of General Officer. He retired from the U.S. Marine Corp as a Colonel. He possesses top secret clearance which gives him access to several of our major markets. Currently, Mr. Coleman serves as a member of the board of xG.

Richard Mooers

Mr. Richard L. Mooers is Non-Executive Director of XG Technology, Inc. Mr. Mooers has been involved in telecommunications activities for over 20 years and has significant expertise in accounting, risk management, and controls. For the past 11 years he has served in a variety of positions with our company since its founding in August, 2002. Mr. Mooers served as our Executive Chairman of the Board from inception until July 19, 2013 and continues to serve as a Director, a position he has held from inception. He also serves as Chairman, CEO and Director of MBTH a company he co-founded with Roger Branton and George Schmitt in 2010. Richard graduated summa cum laude from the University of Maine, with a Bachelor of Science degree in business administration in 1985. He remains one of the major investors in the Company.

James Conway

Gen. (Retd.) James T. Conway is an Independent Director of the Company. General Conway retired from active military duty in 2010. Since retiring, General Conway has consulted for several corporate and non-profit boards, including Textron Inc., Colt Defense and General Dynamics. General Conway also co-chairs the Energy Security Leadership Council, a non-partisan energy policy think tank. Prior to his retirement, General Conway served as the 34th Commandant of the U.S. Marine Corps for four years. Prior to becoming Commandant, General Conway served for four years on the Joint Chiefs of Staff as Senior Operations Officer in the U.S. military, where he oversaw the war efforts in Iraq and Afghanistan. As a member of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, General Conway functioned as a military advisor to the Secretary of Defense, the National Security Council, and the President.

Raymond Sidney

Dr. Raymond M. Sidney Ph.D. is an Independent Director of company. Dr. Sidney has established several real estate investment ventures and been involved with a number of companies, including Covia Labs, Hemedex, Edison2 and Commuter Cars as an investor, board member or advisor. He also serves on the Vision Circle of the X PRIZE Foundation. Prior to this, Dr. Sidney was the second software engineer hired at Google, Inc. Previously, Dr. Sidney had worked as a security expert and software engineer at RSA Labs and D.E. Shaw & Co., among other companies. He provided the implementation expertise for RC6, RSA’s candidate cipher for NIST’s quest for AES, a successor to the Data Encryption Standard. Dr. Sidney attended Caltech and Harvard, and he received a bachelor’s degree in mathematics from Harvard in 1991. He then entered the graduate program in mathematics at MIT, where he specialized in cryptography and received a PhD in 1995. His higher mathematics knowledge will be helpful to our development team. Dr. Sidney’s business experience includes running and investing in startups through his venture capital company, Big George Ventures. In addition, he is active in many educational and environmental undertakings in the Lake Tahoe area.

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