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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Lorenzo Pellicioli

67 2007 Chairman of the Board

Paolo Ceretti

63 2007 Chief Executive Officer, Executive Director

Manolo Santilli

2016 Chief Financial Officer, Financial Reporting Officer, Investor Relations Director

Pier Luigi Rossi

2017 Head of Strategy and Development

Diana Allegretti

Secretary

Severino Salvemini

67 2012 Non-Executive Lead Independent Director

Lino Benassi

74 2007 Non-Executive Director

Marco Drago

72 2007 Non-Executive Director

Carlo Ferrari Ardicini

54 2016 Non-Executive Director

Donatella Busso

45 2015 Independent Director

Daniela Toscani

2016 Independent Director

Elena Vasco

54 2016 Independent Director

Francesca Golfetto

68 2013 Non-Executive Independent Director

Biographies

Name Description

Lorenzo Pellicioli

Mr. Lorenzo Pellicioli has served as Chairman of the Board of DeA Capital SpA since January 11, 2007. He started his career as a Journalist for Giornale di Bergamo and subsequently held the role of Director of programming on Bergamo TV. From 1978 to 1984, he held various positions in the private television sector in Italy from Manzoni Pubblicita, to Publikompass to his appointment as Director of Rete 4. From 1984 to 1990, he worked for the Mondadori Espresso Group. Initially, he was appointed General Manager of Advertising and Vice General Manager of Mondadori Periodici and then Chief Executive Officer of Manzoni & C. SpA. From 1990 to 1997, in the Costa Crociere Group, first he served as Chairman and Chief Executive Office of the Costa Cruise Lines in Miami, and then covered the role of Worldwide General Manager of Costa Crociere SpA. From 1995 to 1997, he was also Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Compagnie Francaise De Croisieres (Costa-Paquet). From 1997 to 2001, he was Chief Executive Officer of SEAT. He is also Chairman of Lottomatica, Vice-Chairman of the Supervisory Board of Generale de Sante and Member of the Executive Committee and the Board of Directors of Assicurazioni Generali SpA. He serves at De Agostini SpA, Assicurazioni Generali SpA, Lottomatica Grop SpA, Xantos SAS, and others. He is Member of the advisory boards of Investitori Associati IV, Wisequity II, Macchine Italia and of Palamon Capital Partners. Since 2006 he has also been Member of the Global Clinton Initiative.

Paolo Ceretti

Mr. Paolo Federico Ceretti has served as Chief Executive Officer and as Executive Director of DeA Capital SpA since January 11, 2007. He gained his professional experience with the Agnelli Group, holding from 1979 positions of increasing importance at Fiat SpA (Internal Auditing and Finance) and in the Financial Services Sector (Planning, Credit and Control) and subsequently assuming the position of Head of Strategic Planning and Development of Ifil. After assuming responsibility for the internet business-to-customer sector of Fiat/Ifil in 1999 as Chief Executive Officer/General Manager of CiaoHolding and CiaoWeb, he was appointed Chief Executive Officer and General Manager of GlobalValue SpA, a Fiat/IBM joint venture in the Information Technology sector. Since November 2004 he has been General Manager of De Agostini SpA, the holding company of the De Agostini Group. He is Director of De Agostini Editore, Lottomatica Group, Generale de Sante, Migros Ticaret, Zodiak Entertainment and other companies. He also serves as Director at IDeA FIMIT SGR SpA.

Manolo Santilli

Mr. Manolo Santilli has served as Chief Financial Officer, Financial Reporting Officer, Investor Relations Director of DeA Capital SpA since July 2016. He is Chief Financial Officer, Financial Reporting Officer Officer of the company since February 2007. He started his working career in 1996 in STET International in Planning, Auditing and Valuation Initiatives, moving to IFIL/Fiat in 2000 where he was involved in the administration and auditing of CiaoWeb, an internet start-up company. In 2002 he became Finmeccanica’s Investment Manager. Since 2004 he has been De Agostini SpA’s Manager for Corporate Administration and Reporting, where he manages the administrative function of De Agostini Group’s holding company, the preparation of the Group’s consolidated financial statements and accounts reporting to top management, the valuation of the Group’s portfolio, as well as company relations with ratings agencies. He graduated in Economics from Universita Commerciale Luigi Bocconi in 1994.

Pier Luigi Rossi

Dr. Pier Luigi Rossi has served as Head of Strategy and Development of DeA Capital SpA since July 2017. He started his career in Value Partners Management Consulting. From 1997 to 2003, he worked in London in the Investment Banking Department of Morgan Stanley as analyst in the General M&A Execution Group later becoming senior associate in the European Financial Institutions Group, focusing on the Italian market. From June 2003 to September 2005, he was senior transactor of the Advisory Team of Mediocredito Centrale (Capitalia Group) later becoming head of Group M&A and Business Development of Capitalia until October 2007. From the end of 2007 to June 2017, he was founding partner of Sator and partner of Sator Private Equity Fund where he was also head of Investor Relations and board member of various portfolio companies. He received a BA with honors in Business Administration with major in Finance from Universita Bocconi in Milan in 1997 and attended MBA Course in Finance at The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.

Diana Allegretti

Severino Salvemini

Prof. Severino Antonio Salvemini has served as Non-Executive Lead Independent Director at DeA Capital SpA since May 14, 2012. Since this date, he has also been Chairman of the Audit Committee and Member of the Remuneration and Nomination Committee of the Company. He graduated in Business Administration from Universita Commerciale Luigi Bocconi. Since 1993, he is Full Professor of Organization Theory at Università Bocconi and since 2008 he is Visiting professor at HEC Paris. At Università Bocconi, from 1997 to 2000 he was also Pro-rector for international relations and extracurricular activities, from 1999 to 2010 he was Director of the Undergraduate Degree in Economics and Management of Arts, Culture and Communication (CLEACC) and from 2003 to 2006 President of the Business Manager School of the University. Since 2011 Chairman of the Board of Directors of Telecom Italia Media S.p.A., since 1997 Member of the Board of Probiviri of AGIS and since 2007 Vice President of NED Community (Professional Community for Independent Directors).

Lino Benassi

Dr. Lino Benassi has served as Non-Executive Director at DeA Capital SpA since January 30, 2007. He was a Member of the Audit Committee within the Company. In addition, he serves as Chairman at Credit Suisse (Italy) SpA and at InPartner SpA, and Member of Advisory Board of Credit Suisse, as well as Director of De Agostini SpA. He is a partner of B&D Holding di Marco Drago e C. S.a.p.a. He has been Independent Director of Seat Pagine Gialle. From 1963 to 1994, Mr. Benassi served at Banca Commerciale Italiana, culminating in appointments as Director and, from 2000 to 2001 as Chief Executive Officer. From 1995 to 2000, he was Chief Executive Officer at Istituto Nationale Assicuration SpA and from 2000 to 2002 he was Managing Director at Banca IntesaBci. He was nominated Knight of the Order of Merit of the Italian Republic in 2004. Mr. Lino Benassi was appointed as Chairman of Caboto Sim, Chairman and General Director of Banque Sudameris (Paris), Vice Chairman of Banco di Napoli Holding, Member of the Banco di Napoli Board, Member of the BNL Board, Vice Chairman of ABI and Vice Chairman of Compagnie Monegasque de Banque. He also serves as Vice Chairman of the Board and Member of the Executive Committee of IDeA FIMIT SGR SpA.

Marco Drago

Mr. Marco Drago has served as a Non-Executive Director of DeA Capital SpA since January 30, 2007. Since 1997, he has been Chairman at Agostini SpA, Vice Chairman at Gruppo Planeta De Agostini SL, and also Member of the Board of Antena 3 TV SA, Lottomatica SpA, S. Faustin SA. In 1975, he started his professional career at De Agostini Group. In 1978 he was appointed as Vice General Manager and later in 1983, General Manager of Istituto Geografico De Agostini Officine Grafiche. In 1986 he was appointed Chief Executive Officer of Istituto Geografico De Agostini Officine Grafiche. He graduated in Business Economics from Universita Commerciale Luigi Bocconi in 1969.

Carlo Ferrari Ardicini

Mr. Carlo Enrico Ferrari Ardicini has acted as Non-Executive Director of DEA CAPITAL SPA since April 21, 2016. He graduated in Economics as Universita Commerciale L. Bocconi Milano in 1988. Prior to his appointment in the Company, he served at Controlfida as financial analyst, at De Agostini Invest SA and again at Controlfida as Vice-Chairman and Chairman.

Donatella Busso

Ms. Donatella Busso has served as Independent Director at DeA Capital SpA since April 2015. She is Member of the Audit Committee of the Company. She graduated with honors in Business and Economics from Universita di Torino. Since 2006 she is Associate Professor at the Department of Management at the Universita di Torino, where also she covers the role of Deputy Director for educational activities. Since 2009, she is Affiliate Professor of Financial Accounting at the École Supérieure de Commerce de Paris Europe (ESCP Europe). She is the author of numerous publications on financial statements, consolidated financial statements and principles international accounting standards (IFRS). She Qualified as a Chartered Accountant, work in University professional activity as a consultant for the budget, international accounting standards, financial instruments and business valuation group listed and unlisted. From April 2014 Independent Director in Prima Industrie SpA and is a member in the same Company's Audit and Risk Committee and Related Party Transactions. From May 2012 to April 2015 she was Independent Director in GTECH SpA. In the same company, she was a member of the Audit and Risk Committee and the Committee of Independent Directors. For the period 2009-2013 has been auditor of Tyco Electronics Italy Holding Srl.

Daniela Toscani

Ms. Daniela Toscani has acted as Independent Director of DEA CAPITAL SPA since April 21, 2016. She is Member of the Audit Committee of the Company. She graduated in Corporate Finance at Universita Commerciale Luigi Bocconi in 1987. She started her career at Comit as an analyst. Later, she served at Hoare Govett as Italian Equity Research Analyst, at ABN AMRO Corporate Finance SpA as Director, at ABN AMRO Rothshild JV as Director of Equity Capital Markets. From 2000 to 2004 she acted as Director of STAR market for Borsa Italiana SpA. In the same company, she later served as Director of Special Projects (M&A). From 2007 to 2010, she served as Director of Strategy and Special Projects (M&A) at London Stock Exchange Group. From 2010 to 2015, she served as Director of planning and development at Mittel SpA.

Elena Vasco

Ms. Elena Vasco has acted as Independent Director of DEA CAPITAL SPA since April 21, 2016. She is Chairman of the Remuneration and Nominating Committees of the Company. She graduated in Economics at Universita degli Studi di Napoli Federico II in 1989 and at Northeastern University, Boston in 1991. She started her career at Mediobanca SpA. Later, she served at Holding di Partecipazioni Industriali S.p.A. as Planning Manager. She served at RCS Broadcast S.p.A. as Chief Executive Officer from 2002 to 2004. From 2004 to 2006 she served at Cons 31 SrL as consultant. From 2006 to 2009, she acted as Chief Financial Officer of Milano Serravalle Milano Tangenziali SpA. Since May 2015, she acted as Secretary at Camera di Commercio Industria Artigianato ed Agricoltura di Milano.

Francesca Golfetto

Prof. Francesca Golfetto serves Non-Executive Independent Director at DeA Capital SpA. She is Member of the Remuneration and Nomination Committee of the Company. She graduated in Economics at Universita Ca Foscari di Venezia. She has been full Professor of Business Economics and Management at Universita Bocconi, Milan, since 2000. She is Certified Chartered Accountant. She is author of numerous articles on management issues published in international scientific journals, including: Harvard Business Review; Industrial Marketing Management, Journal of Business Research; Journal of Business and Industrial Marketing; Economic Geography. Author of books published with national and international publishing houses, including Oxford University Press.