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Charter Communications Inc (CHTR.OQ)

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Thomas Rutledge

63 2016 Chairman of the Board, Chief Executive Officer

John Bickham

67 2016 President, Chief Operating Officer

Christopher Winfrey

41 2010 Chief Financial Officer

Jonathan Hargis

60 2012 Executive Vice President, Chief Marketing Officer

Richard Dykhouse

53 2013 Executive Vice President, General Counsel, Corporate Secretary

David Ellen

52 2016 Senior Executive Vice President

Kevin Howard

47 2009 Senior Vice President - Finance, Chief Accounting Officer, Controller

Eric Zinterhofer

46 2016 Lead Independent Director

W. Lance Conn

48 2009 Independent Director

Kim Goodman

51 2016 Independent Director

Craig Jacobson

64 2010 Independent Director

Gregory Maffei

57 2013 Independent Director

John Malone

76 2013 Independent Director

John Markley

51 2009 Independent Director

David Merritt

62 2009 Independent Director

Steven Miron

50 2016 Independent Director

Balan Nair

50 2013 Independent Director

Michael Newhouse

57 2016 Independent Director

Mauricio Ramos

48 2016 Independent Director

Stefan Anninger

IR Contact Officer

Biographies

Name Description

Thomas Rutledge

Mr. Thomas M. Rutledge is Chairman of the Board, Chief Executive Officer of the Company. He previously also served as President of the Company from February 2012 to July 2016 and as a director since February 2012. Prior to joining Charter, Mr. Rutledge served as Chief Operating Officer of Cablevision from April 2004 until December 2011. A 39-year cable industry veteran, Mr. Rutledge previously served as president of Time Warner Cable. Mr. Rutledge currently serves on the board of the National Cable and Telecommunications Association (“NCTA”). He is currently serving as Chairman of the NCTA, and currently serves on the boards of CableLabs and C-SPAN. In 2011, he received NCTA’s Vanguard Award for Distinguished Leadership, the cable industry’s highest honor. He is a member of the Cable Hall of Fame and was inducted into the Broadcasting and Cable Hall of Fame in 2011. He received a B.A. in economics from California University in California, Pennsylvania in 1977.

John Bickham

Mr. John R Bickham is President, Chief Operating Officer of the Company. He joined Charter as Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer in April 2012. Prior to joining Charter, Mr. Bickham served as President of Cable and Communications for Cablevision Systems Corporation (“Cablevision”) where he was employed from 2004 through November 2011. Mr. Bickham previously served on the Cable Center Board and was honored with the industry’s Vanguard Award for Cable Operations Management in 2007. He received his B.S. degree in electrical engineering from Texas A&I University.

Christopher Winfrey

Mr. Christopher L. Winfrey is Chief Financial Officer of the Company. Prior to joining Charter, Mr. Winfrey served as Chief Financial Officer and Managing Director of Unitymedia GmbH from March 2006 through October 2010. Mr. Winfrey was also appointed Managing Director of Unitymedia Management GmbH, Unitymedia Hessen Verwaltung GmbH and Unitymedia NRW GmbH in March 2006 and arena Sport Rechte und Marketing GmbH in April 2008. Mr. Winfrey graduated from the University of Florida, with a B.S. degree in Accounting. He also received his M.B.A. from the University of Florida.

Jonathan Hargis

Mr. Jonathan Hargis is Executive Vice President, Chief Marketing Officer of the Company. Prior to joining Charter, Mr. Hargis was with Cablevision from December 2000 through March 2012, most recently serving at Cablevision as Executive Vice President, Marketing. He served on the board of the Cable & Telecommunications Association for Marketing (“CTAM”) Educational Foundation from April 2008 to March 2012 and chaired the CTAM board from September 2011 to March 2012. Mr. Hargis received a B.A. from Otterbein College and a M.B.A. from Wright State University

Richard Dykhouse

Mr. Richard R. Dykhouse is Executive Vice President, General Counsel, Corporate Secretary of the Company. Mr. Dykhouse has served in his current position since February 2013 having previously been Senior Vice President, General Counsel since January 2011 and a Vice President of Charter from 2006 to 2011. Mr. Dykhouse received a bachelor’s degree in finance from Olivet Nazarene University, an M.B.A. from Indiana University and a J.D. degree from Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law.

David Ellen

Mr. David G. Ellen is Senior Executive Vice President Of the Company. Mr. Ellen oversees several business and corporate functions including Programming, Spectrum Networks, Human Resources, Communications, Diversity, Security and Regulatory Compliance. Mr. Ellen joined Charter from Cablevision, where he served as Executive Vice President and General Counsel. Before Cablevision, Mr. Ellen served as Deputy General Counsel at IAC, the multi-brand media and Internet company. Earlier in his career, Mr. Ellen worked at the Federal Communications Commission and before that was a law clerk for Justices Breyer and Ginsburg when they were each on the U.S. Court of Appeals and for Justice O’Connor at the U.S. Supreme Court. Mr. Ellen is a graduate of Harvard Law School, where he was President of the Harvard Law Review, was a Marshall Scholar at Cambridge University and has a B.A. from Harvard College.

Kevin Howard

Mr. Kevin D. Howard is Senior Vice President - Finance, Chief Accounting Officer, Controller of the Company. From August 1, 2010 through October 31, 2010, Mr. Howard served as Interim Chief Financial Officer. From April 2006 to December 2009, Mr. Howard served as Vice President, Controller and Chief Accounting Officer. Prior to that, he served as Vice President of Finance from April 2003 until April 2006 and as Director of Financial Reporting since joining Charter in April 2002. Mr. Howard served as an executive officer of Charter during the pendency of its Chapter 11 cases in 2009. Mr. Howard received a bachelor’s degree in finance and economics from the University of Missouri — Columbia and is a certified public accountant and certified managerial accountant.

Eric Zinterhofer

Mr. Eric L. Zinterhofer is Lead Independent Director of the Company. He was elected to our board of directors in November 2009 and served as non-executive Chairman of the board from December 2009 through May 2016. In 2010, Mr. Zinterhofer founded Searchlight Capital Partners, L.P., a private equity firm. Previously, he served as a senior partner at Apollo Management, L.P. and was with Apollo from 1998 until May 2010. Mr. Zinterhofer is a director of Dish TV India, Ltd., General Communications, Inc., TouchTunes Interactive Networks, Inc., Roots Corporation, Roots USA Corporation and Leo Cable LLC. From 2004 to 2013, Mr. Zinterhofer was a director of Central European Media Enterprises Ltd. Mr. Zinterhofer also served as a director of Hunter Boot Limited from 2012 to 2015, and Integra Telecom, Inc. from 2012 to 2015. Mr. Zinterhofer received B.A. degrees with Honors in Economics and European History from the University of Pennsylvania and received an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School.

W. Lance Conn

Mr. W. Lance Conn is Independent Director of the Company. Mr. Conn previously served on Charter’s board of directors since September 2004. From July 2004 to May 2009, Mr. Conn served as the President of Vulcan Capital, the investment arm of Vulcan, Inc. Mr. Conn served as an officer of Charter Investment, Inc. prior to and during the time of its Chapter 11 bankruptcy proceedings filed concurrently with Charter’s Chapter 11 proceedings. Mr. Conn holds a J.D. degree from the University of Virginia, a M.A. degree in history from the University of Mississippi and a B.A. degree in history from Princeton University.

Kim Goodman

Ms. Kim C. Goodman is Independent Director of the Company. Ms. Goodman has been the Chief Executive Officer of Worldpay US, the United States business unit of Worldpay, a global leader in payments processing technology and solutions for business customers since November 2016. Ms. Goodman previously held various positions with American Express Company, a financial services company, from 2007 to 2014, including President, American Express Global Business Travel from 2011 — 2014, President, Merchant Services Americas from 2010 — 2011, and Executive Vice President, Merchant Services North America from 2007 — 2010. Ms. Goodman currently serves as a director of BlueTarp Financial, Inc. and National Life Insurance Company. Ms. Goodman previously served as a director of Alcatel-Lucent SA and AutoNation, Inc. Ms. Goodman received a B.A. degree in political science from Stanford University, an M.S. degree in industrial engineering from Stanford University and an M.B.A. degree from Harvard Business School. Ms. Goodman brings software, networking, financial services and customer service experience to the board from her experience in executive leadership roles at American Express Company and having previously held senior leadership positions in both software and networking at Dell Inc.

Craig Jacobson

Mr. Craig A. Jacobson is Independent Director of the Company. Mr. Jacobson is a founding partner at the law firm of Hansen, Jacobson, Teller, Hoberman, Newman, Warren, Richman, Rush and Kaller, L.L.P., where he has practiced entertainment law for the past 30 years. Mr. Jacobson has been a member of the board of directors of Expedia, Inc. since December 2007 and Tribune Media Company since December 31, 2012. Mr. Jacobson received his Bachelor of Arts degree from Brown University in 1974, where he was a member of Phi Beta Kappa, and his J.D. degree with Honors from George Washington University School of Law in 1979.

Gregory Maffei

Mr. Gregory B. Maffei is Independent Director of the Company. Mr. Maffei has served as the President, Chief Executive Officer and a director of Liberty Broadband, an affiliate and stockholder of Charter, since its spin-off from Liberty Media Corporation (“Liberty Media”) in November 2014. He has also served as (1) the President, Chief Executive Officer and a director of Liberty Media since August 2012, (2) the President and Chief Executive Officer of Liberty Interactive Corporation since February 2006 and a director since November 2005, and (3) President and Chief Executive Officer of Liberty TripAdvisor Holdings, Inc. since 2013 and Chairman of the Board since June 2015. Mr. Maffei leads the team transforming Liberty Media and Liberty Interactive to compete in the digital/mobile era. Liberty Media owns, media, communications and entertainment businesses, including subsidiaries SiriusXM and the Atlanta Braves and interests in Live Nation Entertainment and Formula One. Liberty Interactive owns digital commerce businesses, including subsidiaries QVC, zulily, Bodybuilding.com, and Evite, and interests in Expedia, Interval Leisure Group, FTD and HSN. In addition, Mr. Maffei has served as (i) the Chairman of the Board of TripAdvisor, Inc. since February 2013, (ii) the Chairman of the Board of Live Nation Entertainment, Inc. since March 2013 and a director since February 2011, (iii) a director of Zillow, Inc. since May 2005, and (iv) the Chairman of the Board of Sirius XM Radio Inc. since March 2009. He previously served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Starz from May 2007 to January 2013 and as Chairman of the Board from January 2013 to December 2016, and a director of Barnes & Noble, Inc. from September 2011 to April 2014. Mr. Maffei also served as a director of Electronic Arts, Inc. from June 2003 until July 2013. Mr. Maffei is a member of the Board of Trustees of Dartmouth College and the Council on Foreign Relations. Mr. Maffei has an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School, where he was a Baker Scholar,

John Malone

Dr. John C. Malone is Independent Director of the Company. Mr. Malone has served as the Chairman of the Board of Liberty Media (including its predecessor) since August 2011 and as a director since December 2010. Mr. Malone served as the Chief Executive Officer of Liberty Interactive from August 2005 to February 2006. Mr. Malone served as Chairman of the Board of Tele-Communications, Inc. (TCI) from November 1996 until March 1999, when it was acquired by AT&T Corp., and as Chief Executive Officer of TCI from January 1994 to March 1997. Mr. Malone has served as (i) a director and Chairman of the Board of Liberty Interactive since its inception in 1994, (ii) the Chairman of the Board of Liberty Broadband since November 2014, (iii) the Chairman of the Board of Liberty Global plc (LGP) since June 2013, having previously served as Chairman of the Board of Liberty Global, Inc. (LGI), LGP’s predecessor, from June 2005 to June 2013 and LGI’s predecessor, Liberty Media International, Inc. (LMI), from March 2004 to June 2005, (iv) a director of Discovery Communications, Inc. (Discovery) since September 2008 and a director of Discovery’s predecessor, Discovery Holding Company (DHC), from May 2005 to September 2008 and as Chairman of the Board from March 2005 to September 2008, (v) a director of Expedia, Inc. since December 2012, having previously served as a director from August 2005 to November 2012, and (vi) a director of Lions Gate Entertainment Corp. since March 2015. Previously, he served as (i) the Chairman of the Board of Liberty TripAdvisor Holdings, Inc. (Liberty TripAdvisor) from August 2014 to June 2015, (ii) a director of Sirius XM from April 2009 to May 2013, and (iii) a director of Ascent Capital Group, Inc. from January 2010 to September 2012. Mr. Malone, as President of TCI, co-founded Liberty Interactive’s former parent company and is considered one of the preeminent figures in the media and telecommunications industry.

John Markley

Mr. John D. Markley, Jr., is Independent Director of the Company. Mr. Markley is Managing Director of New Amsterdam Growth Capital, an investment firm focused on public and private companies in the communications, media and technology industries. From 1996 to 2009, Mr. Markley was a partner at Columbia Capital, a venture capital firm. Mr. Markley currently serves as chairman of the board of BroadSoft, Inc. where he also serves on the compensation committee and as a director of Interdigital, Inc. where he serves on the audit and investment committees. Mr. Markley previously served as a director of Millennial Media, Inc. from July 2006 to May 2014. Mr. Markley received a B.A. degree from Washington & Lee University and an M.B.A degree from Harvard Business School.

David Merritt

Mr. David C. Merritt is Independent Director of the Company. Prior to December 2009, Mr. Merritt previously served on Charter’s board and Audit Committee from 2003 through November 2009. Mr. Merritt is a private investor and consultant. From March 2009 to December 2013, he served as the president of BC Partners, Inc., a financial advisory firm. From October 2007 to March 2009, Mr. Merritt served as Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of iCRETE, LLC. Mr. Merritt is a director of Calpine Corporation and Taylor Morrison Home Corporation and he serves as the Chairman of the Audit Committee of Calpine Corporation and a member of the Audit Committee of Taylor Morrison Home Corporation. He was also a director of Buffet Restaurants Holdings, Inc. until August 2015. Mr. Merritt also served as a director of Outdoor Holdings, Inc. until May 2013. From 1975 to 1999, Mr. Merritt was an audit and consulting partner of KPMG serving in a variety of capacities during his years with the firm, including national partner in charge of the media and entertainment practice. Mr. Merritt holds a B.S. degree in Business and Accounting from California State University — Northridge.

Steven Miron

Mr. Steven A. Miron is Independent Director of the Company. Mr. Miron is a senior executive officer with the Advance/Newhouse companies, which is a global, diversified privately-owned group of media and technology companies. He served as Chief Executive Officer of Bright House Networks from May 2008 until May 2016. He also served as President of Bright House Networks from July 2002 to May 2008. Mr. Miron currently serves as a director of Discovery Communications (Nasdaq: DISCA, DISCB, DISCK). He served on the Board of Directors of C-SPAN, the National Cable & Telecommunications Association and CableLabs. In recent past, he served for several years on the Board of Directors and executive committee for CTAM and the Board of Directors for Emma Bowen Foundation and CTAM Educational Foundation. Mr. Miron also currently serves on the Crouse Health Foundation Board of Trustees and the Board of Directors for the Jewish Community Foundation of Central New York. Mr. Miron is a graduate of American University.

Balan Nair

Mr. Balan Nair is Independent Director of the Company. Mr. Nair has served as the Executive Vice President and Chief Technology Officer for Liberty Global, Plc. since 2012, having previously served as Senior Vice President and Chief Technology Officer since July 2007. Prior to joining Liberty Global, from December 2006 through June 2007, Mr. Nair served as the chief technology officer of AOL. Mr. Nair sits on the board of directors and compensation committee of Adtran Corporation. He also sits on the board of Telenet Group Holding, N.V., which trades on EN Brussels. He holds a patent in systems development and is a Licensed Professional Engineer in Colorado. Mr. Nair holds an M.B.A. and a B.S. in electrical engineering, both from Iowa State University.

Michael Newhouse

Mr. Michael Newhouse is Independent Director of the Company. Mr. Newhouse is a director and senior executive officer in the Advance/Newhouse companies. Advance/Newhouse is a global, diversified privately-owned group of media companies that operates Condé Nast, which produces high quality content in a variety of media formats, including print, digital and video, for audiences throughout the world. The Advance/Newhouse companies also operate: local media companies that publish newspapers in over 25 cities in the United States, as well as websites and other digital products; American City Business Journals, which publishes business journals and websites and other digital products in 40 cities in the United States; 1010data, Inc., which offers data platforms and analyses for large data sets; POP, Inc., a digital marketing agency; Advance/Newhouse also holds an approximately 13% interest in Charter Communications; a 33% non-controlling interest in Discovery Communications, Inc., which provides cable television channels and programming in various countries throughout the world; and is the majority owner of Reddit, Inc. Mr. Newhouse is a graduate of Tufts University.

Mauricio Ramos

Mr. Mauricio Ramos is Independent Director of the Company. Mr. Ramos has been the Chief Executive Officer of Millicom International Cellular S.A. (“Millicom”), a Luxembourg public liability company traded on the Stockholm stock exchange since April 2015. Millicom is a leading telecommunications and media company dedicated to emerging markets in Latin America and Africa. Before joining Millicom, he was President of Liberty Global’s Latin American division, a position he held from 2006 until February 2015. During his career at Liberty Global, Mauricio held several leadership roles, including positions as Chairman and CEO of VTR in Chile and President of Liberty Puerto Rico. Throughout this period he has successfully developed both mobile and broadband businesses in Latin America, delivering solid operational improvement and outstanding financial results. Mr. Ramos is currently a member of the Board of Directors of the GSMA and is also Chairman of TEPAL, the Latin American Association of Cable Broadband Operators. He is a citizen of the United States and Colombia who received a degree in Economics, a degree in Law, and a postgraduate degree in Financial Law from Universidad de los Andes in Bogota.

Stefan Anninger

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