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Consolidated Communications Holdings Inc (CNSL.OQ)

CNSL.OQ on NASDAQ Stock Exchange Global Select Market

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Robert Currey

72 2018 Non-Executive Chairman of the Board

Charles Udell

52 2017 President, Chief Executive Officer, Director

Steven Childers

59 2004 Chief Financial Officer

Richard Lumpkin

83 2013 Founding Director

Thomas Gerke

61 2013 Independent Director

Roger Moore

76 2005 Independent Director

Dale Parker

66 2014 Independent Director

Maribeth Rahe

69 2005 Independent Director

Timothy Taron

67 2012 Independent Director

Wayne Wilson

38 2017 Independent Director

Lisa Hood

2018 Consolidated Communications Vice President, Treasurer

Biographies

Name Description

Robert Currey

Mr. Robert J. Currey is the Non-Executive Chairman of the Board of Consolidated Communications Holdings, Inc. effective January 1, 2018. Mr. Currey has served as one of the Company’s directors and as a director of our predecessors since 2002 and served as our CEO from 2002 until December 31, 2014. From 2002 to November 2013, he also served as our President. From 2000 to 2002, Mr. Currey served as Vice Chairman of RCN Corporation, a competitive telephone company providing telephony, cable and Internet services in high-density markets nationwide. From 1998 to 2000, Mr. Currey served as President and CEO of 21st Century Telecom Group. From 1997 to 1998, Mr. Currey served as Director and Group President of Telecommunications Services of McLeodUSA, which acquired our predecessor in 1997. Mr. Currey joined our predecessor in 1990 and served as President through its acquisition in 1997. Mr. Currey is also Chairman and director of Cartesian, Inc. (formerly The Management Network Group, Inc.), a professional services company. Mr. Currey has also served on the board of the USTelecom Association and the Illinois Business RoundTable. Mr. Currey is a long-time industry veteran and has significant experience leading other companies in the telecommunications and media sector. He is well known throughout the telecommunications industry and is respected as an opinion leader especially among the mid-sized telecom carriers. Because of his experience and his role as our former CEO until December 31, 2014, Mr. Currey also has substantial company knowledge, including its operations and strategies.

Charles Udell

Mr. Charles. Robert Udell, Jr. is the President, Chief Executive Officer, Director of Consolidated Communications Holdings Inc. Mr. Udell is the President, Chief Executive Officer, Executive Director of Consolidated Communications Holdings, Inc. effective January 1, 2015. Mr. Udell served as Chief Operating Officer from May 2011 to December 31, 2014, and as President from November 2013 until December 31, 2014. He became CEO on January 1, 2015. He has served as a director since November 2013. From 1999 to 2004, Mr. Udell served in various capacities at the predecessor of our Texas operations, including Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer. From 2004 to November 2013, Mr. Udell served as Senior Vice President. Prior to joining the predecessor of our Texas operations in March 1999, Mr. Udell was employed by our predecessor from 1993 to 1999 in a variety of senior roles, including Senior Vice President, Network Operations, and Engineering. He serves on the boards of the US Telecom Association, the Greater Conroe Economic Development Council and Board of Trustees for The John Cooper School.

Steven Childers

Mr. Steven L. Childers is the Chief Financial Officer of Consolidated Communications Holdings Inc, since April 2004. From April 2003 to April 2004, Mr. Childers served as Vice President of Finance. From January 2003 to April 2003, Mr. Childers served as the Director of Corporate Development. From 1997 to 2002, Mr. Childers served in various capacities at McLeodUSA, including as Vice President of Customer Service, Vice President of Sales and as a member of its Business Process Teams, leading an effort to implement new revenue assurance processes and controls. Mr. Childers joined the Company’s predecessor in 1986 and served in various capacities through its acquisition by McLeodUSA in 1997, including as President of its former Market Response division and in various finance and executive roles. Mr. Childers is a director of the Illinois State Chamber of Commerce, serving as Treasurer and as member of the Executive Committee. He is a director for the Lake Land College Foundation and is a member of the Business Advisory Board for Eastern Illinois University. He is a former director of the Illinois State Chamber of Commerce, served as Treasurer and was a member of the Executive Committee.

Richard Lumpkin

Mr. Richard A. Lumpkin is the Founding Director of Consolidated Communications Holdings Inc. He served as Chairman of the Board from 2005 until November 2013, at which time the board designated him a Founding Director. From 1997 to 2002, Mr. Lumpkin served as Vice Chairman of McLeodUSA, which acquired our predecessor in 1997. From 1963 to 1997, Mr. Lumpkin served in various positions at our predecessor, including Chairman, CEO, President and Treasurer. Mr. Lumpkin is currently a director of Agracel, Inc. a real estate investment company and is Treasurer and formerly a Trustee of The Lumpkin Family Foundation. Mr. Lumpkin is also a former director, former President and former Treasurer of the USTelecom Association, a former President of the Illinois Telecommunications Association, a former director of First Mid-Illinois Bancshares, Inc. (“First Mid-Illinois”), a financial services holding company and a former director of Ameren Corp. a public utility holding company. Mr. Lumpkin has also served on the University Council Committee on Information Technology for Yale University. Mr. Lumpkin is a long-time telecommunications industry veteran, with lengthy experience in the executive leadership of the Company and its predecessor and is a significant stockholder in the Company. He is well known and respected by other industry participants and enjoys access to, and a long-standing relationship with, the senior executives, investors, and board members of many public and private telecommunications companies with whom the Company has important relationships. By virtue of his significant ownership, Mr. Lumpkin represents a strong voice for stockholders in the board’s deliberations.

Thomas Gerke

Mr. Thomas A. Gerke is an Independent Director of Consolidated Communications Holdings, Inc. since February 2013. Mr. Gerke is the Chief Legal Officer at H&R Block, the world’s largest consumer tax services provider, since January 2012. From January 2011 to April 2011, Mr. Gerke served as Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary of YRC Worldwide, a Fortune 500 transportation service provider. From July 2009 to December 2010, Mr. Gerke served as Executive Vice Chairman of CenturyLink, a Fortune 500 integrated communications business. From December 2007 to June 2009, he served as President and CEO at Embarq, then a Fortune 500 integrated communications business. He also held the position of Executive Vice President and General Counsel – Law and External Affairs at Embarq from May 2006 to December 2007. From October 1994 through May 2006, Mr. Gerke held a number of executive and legal positions with Sprint, serving as Executive Vice President and General Counsel for over two years. Mr. Gerke is also a former director of the CenturyLink, Embarq and United States Telecom Association and is a former member of the Rockhurst University Board of Trustees. He currently serves as a Trustee for the Greater Kansas City Local Investment Commission, Inc. (LINC) and is board member of Tall Grass Energy Partners, a provider of natural gas transportation and storage services. Mr. Gerke has substantial experience in the telecommunications sector. His leadership and industry experiences bring a strong and knowledgeable operational and strategic perspective to the Board’s deliberations. He also brings perspective from service on other boards. Although Mr. Gerke is not currently a member of our audit committee, he also qualifies as an “audit committee financial expert” under SEC guidelines.

Roger Moore

Mr. Roger H. Moore is an Independent Director of Consolidated Communications Holdings Inc, since July 2005. Mr. Moore was President and Chief Executive Officer of Illuminet Holdings, Inc. a provider of network, database and billing services to the communications industry, from October 1998 to December 2001, a member of its board of directors from July 1998 to December 2001, and its President and Chief Executive Officer (“CEO”) from January 1996 to August 1998. In December of 2001, Illuminet was acquired by VeriSign, Inc. and Mr. Moore retired at that time. In September 1998 and October 1998, he served as President, CEO and a member of the board of directors of VINA Technologies, Inc. a telecommunications equipment company. From June 2007 to November 2007, Mr. Moore served as interim President and CEO of Arbinet. From December 2007 to May 2009, Mr. Moore served as a consultant to VeriSign Corporation. Mr. Moore also presently serves as a director of VeriSign, Inc. and was previously a director of Western Digital Corporation.

Dale Parker

Mr. Dale E. Parker is an Independent Director of Consolidated Communications Holdings, Inc. Mr. Parker was a director on the Enventis board from 2006 until the consummation of the Merger on October 16, 2014, and served as Chair of the Hickory Tech Board from January 2011 to May 2013. Mr. Parker has been the Chief Operating Officer (COO), Chief Financial Officer (CFO) and Treasurer for Image Sensing Systems since June 2013. Mr. Parker also continues to serve on the board of Image Sensing Systems, Inc., of St. Paul, Minnesota, a technology company focused in infrastructure improvement through the development of software–based detection solutions for the intelligent transportation systems sector. Mr. Parker served as interim CFO for Ener1, Inc. from 2011 to 2012. Ener1, Inc. is an energy storage technology company that develops lithium-ion-powered storage solutions for application in the electric utility, transportation and industrial electronics markets. In 2010, Mr. Parker worked as CFO of Neenah Enterprises, Inc. an independent foundry. From 2009 to 2010 Mr. Parker was the Vice President of Finance for Paper Works, a producer of coated recycled paper board. Mr. Parker was CFO at Forest Resources, LLC, a company focused on paper product production and conversion, from 2007 to October 2008. Mr. Parker is a CPA and holds an MBA.

Maribeth Rahe

Ms. Maribeth S. Rahe is an Independent Director of Consolidated Communications Holdings Inc, since July 2005. Ms. Rahe has served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Fort Washington Investment Advisors, Inc. since November 2003. Ms. Rahe is currently a member of the board of directors of First Financial Bancorp and First Financial Bank. From January 2001 to October 2002, Ms. Rahe was President and a member of the board of directors of U.S. Trust Company of New York, and from June 1997 to January 2001, was its Vice Chairman and a member of the board of directors. Ms. Rahe has a deep background as a senior executive in the banking industry and is well attuned to developments in the capital markets and their potential impact on the Company. She provides a strong risk-management perspective and oversees the board’s succession planning efforts. She also qualifies as an “audit committee financial expert” under SEC guidelines and serves as our audit committee chairperson.

Timothy Taron

Mr. Timothy D. Taron serves as an Independent Director of Consolidated Communications Holdings, Inc. since July 2012. Mr. Taron, a practicing attorney for over 30 years, served on the board of directors of SureWest Communications (“SureWest”) from 2000 until the consummation of the Company’s merger with SureWest on July 2, 2012. Since 1981, Mr. Taron has been a senior partner with the law firm of Hefner Stark & Marois, LLP, Attorneys-at-Law, Sacramento, California. He was formerly the President and director of the Sacramento Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce, a private, nonprofit organization. Mr. Taron, a practicing attorney for over 40 years with a firm located in our Sacramento market, specializes in complex business transactions, real estate development and tax-exempt bond financing, providing the board with the ability to analyze a variety of business matters. His extensive involvement in the Sacramento business community, coupled with his hands-on experience in areas affecting the growth and health of the economy in the community in which he resides and practices law, provides the board with better insight into the markets the Company principally serves and its potential business opportunities. Mr. Taron is well suited for the corporate governance committee chair position due to his past involvement on public and non-profit boards and his training and continuing education as an attorney.

Wayne Wilson

Mr. Wayne Wilson is an Independent Director of Consolidated Communications Holdings Inc. Mr. Wilson joined our board of directors in July 2017 in connection with our acquisition of FairPoint. He had served on the FairPoint board of directors since 2011. Mr. Wilson has been an independent business advisor since 2002. From 1995 to 2002, Mr. Wilson served in various roles as President, Chief Operating Officer and Chief Financial Officer of PC Connection, Inc., a Fortune 1000 direct marketer of information technology products and services. From 1986 to 1995, Mr. Wilson was a partner in the assurance and advisory services practice of Deloitte & Touche LLP. He previously served as a director of ARIAD Pharmaceuticals, Inc., Edgewater Technology, Inc., Hologic, Inc., and Cytyc Corporation. Mr. Wilson received a Bachelor of Arts degree in political science from Duke University and a Master of Business Administration degree from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He is a certified public accountant in New Hampshire and North Carolina. Mr. Wilson’s qualifications to serve on our board include his strong accounting and finance understanding gained from years as a certified public accountant in industry and with a major public accounting firm and qualifies as an “audit committee financial expert” under SEC guidelines. Mr. Wilson’s qualifications also include his experience as a director on the boards of multiple publicly-traded companies. Mr. Wilson is a resident of New Hampshire and his service on FairPoint’s board provides a unique understanding of important legacy FairPoint markets, including northern New England.

Lisa Hood

Basic Compensation

Name Fiscal Year Total

Robert Currey

393,367

Charles Udell

2,116,180

Steven Childers

1,007,940

Richard Lumpkin

99,898

Thomas Gerke

107,898

Roger Moore

121,398

Dale Parker

103,898

Maribeth Rahe

127,898

Timothy Taron

117,898

Wayne Wilson

64,000

Lisa Hood

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As Of  31 Dec 2017

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