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Liberty Global PLC (LBTYA.OQ)

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

John Malone

77 2005 Chairman of the Board

Michael Fries

55 2005 Vice Chairman of the Board, President, Chief Executive Officer

Charles Bracken

52 2017 Chief Financial Officer, Executive Vice President

Enrique Rodriguez

55 2018 Executive Vice President, Chief Technology Officer

Bryan Hall

55 2012 Executive Vice President, General Counsel, Secretary

Diederik Karsten

62 2015 Executive Vice President, Chief Commercial Officer

Andrew Cole

51 2013 Independent Director

Miranda Curtis

62 2010 Independent Director

John Dick

80 2005 Independent Director

Paul Gould

73 2005 Independent Director

Richard Green

80 2008 Independent Director

David Rapley

76 2005 Independent Director

Larry Romrell

78 2005 Independent Director

J. Sparkman

85 2005 Independent Director

J. David Wargo

65 2005 Independent Director

John Rea

2017 IR Contact Officer

Biographies

Name Description

John Malone

Dr. John C. Malone, Ph.D., is Chairman of the Board of Liberty Global plc, (formerly Liberty Global, Inc.). he served as director since June 2005. He is an experienced business executive, having served as the chief executive officer of Telecommunications Inc. (TCI) for over 25 years until its acquisition by AT&T Corporation in 1999. During that period, he successfully led TCI as it grew through acquisitions and construction into the largest multiple cable system operator in the U.S., invested in and nurtured the development of unique cable television programming, including the Discovery Channel, QVC and Starz/Encore, expanded through joint ventures into international cable operations in the U.K. (Telewest Communications plc), Japan (Jupiter Telecommunications Co. Ltd. (J:COM)) and other countries, and invested in new technologies, including high speed internet, alternative telephony providers, wireless personal communications services and direct-to-home satellite. Mr. Malone’s proven business acumen as a long time chief executive of large, complex organizations and his extensive knowledge and experience in the cable television, telecommunications, media and programming industries are a valuable resource to our board in evaluating the challenges and opportunities of our global business and our strategic planning and strengthen our board’s collective qualifications, skills and attributes.

Michael Fries

Mr. Michael Thomas Fries is Vice Chairman of the Board, President, Chief Executive Officer of Liberty Global plc, (formerly Liberty Global, Inc.). Mr. Fries has served as our chief executive officer, president and vice chairman of our board since June 2005. Mr. Fries has over 30 years of experience in the cable and media industry. He is the Chief Executive Officer and President of Liberty Global, a position he has held for over twelve years, and is the Vice Chairman of the Liberty Global board. He was a founding member of the management team that launched Liberty Global’s international expansion over 27 years ago, and he has served in various strategic and operating capacities since that time. As an executive officer of Liberty Global and its predecessor, Mr. Fries has overseen its growth into one of the world’s largest and most innovative cable companies with broadband, entertainment, voice and mobile services in 12 countries. With more than 25,000 employees and $15 billion of revenue, Liberty Global is recognized as a global leader in entertainment, media and broadband. Mr. Mike holds a B.A. from Wesleyan University, where he serves on the Board of Trustees, and an M.B.A. from Columbia University, where he is a member of the Board of Overseers for the Business School.

Charles Bracken

Mr. Charles is Chief Financial Officer and Executive Vice President of the Company, effective January 1, 2017. He served as Executive Vice President since January 2012 and Chief Financial Officer since January 2017, having previously been Co-Chief Financial Officer since June 2005. From April 2005 to January 2012, Mr. Bracken served as a Senior Vice President. He also served as the Chief Financial Officer of Liberty Global Europe LLC, and its predecessors from November 1999 to June 2005. Mr. Bracken is a director of our subsidiary Telenet Group Holding NV, a Belgian public limited liability company (Telenet) and a director of Liberty Latin America Ltd. (Liberty Latin America).

Enrique Rodriguez

Mr. Enrique Rodriguez is Executive Vice President, Chief Technology Officer of the Company. Mr. Rodriguez was formerly Chief Executive Officer of TiVo. Enrique Rodriguez has served as the President and Chief Executive Officer and a member of the Board of Directors of TiVo since November 2017. Prior to becoming CEO, Mr. Rodriguez was Executive Vice President and Chief Technology Officer of AT&T Entertainment Group from August 2015 to November 2017. From January 2013 to July 2015, he served as Executive Vice President, Operations and Products for Sirius XM and was Group Vice President of Sirius XM from October 2012 to January 2013. Prior to his employment with Sirius XM, Mr. Rodriguez was the Senior Vice President and General Manager of Cisco Systems' Service Provider Video Technology Group. Mr. Rodriguez also held various executive positions at Microsoft from 2003 to 2010, including Corporate Vice President for the TV Division and as Vice President of Xbox Partnerships.

Bryan Hall

Mr. Bryan H. Hall is Executive Vice President, General Counsel, Secretary of Liberty Global plc, (formerly Liberty Global, Inc.). Prior to joining LGI, Mr. Hall served as Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary since January 2012. In addition, he is an officer and director of several of our subsidiaries. Prior to joining Liberty Global, Mr. Hall served as general counsel of Virgin Media Inc. (Virgin Media) from June 2004 until January 2011. Before joining Virgin Media, Mr. Hall was a partner in the corporate department of the law firm Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson LLP in New York, specializing in public and private acquisitions and acquisition financings. Bryan received his law degree from Indiana University School of Law and his BA degree from the University of Wisconsin. He is admitted to practice in the States of Colorado and New York.

Diederik Karsten

Mr. Diederik Karsten is Executive Vice President, Chief Commercial Officer of the Company, he served as Executive Vice President and Chief Commercial Officer since August 2015. From January 2012 until August 2015, he held the position of Executive Vice President, European Broadband Division. During 2011, Mr. Karsten served as Managing Director, European Broadband Operations. Mr. Karsten served as Managing Director, UPC Nederland BV, a subsidiary of Liberty Global Europe Holding BV and its predecessors, from July 2004 to December 2010, where he was responsible for our broadband operations in the Netherlands. Mr. Karsten is a director of Telenet. Mr. Diederik holds a Master of Business Administration from Erasmus University in Rotterdam, the Netherlands.

Andrew Cole

Mr. Andrew J. Cole is Independent Director of Liberty Global plc, (formerly Liberty Global, Inc.)., effective June 7, 2013. Mr. Cole has served as the chief executive officer of Glow Financial Services Ltd., a private U.K. company, since July 2014. Glow Financial Services is a full service provider of handset and home device financing for wireless carriers and cable companies. Until July 2014, he was the chief executive director of the European division of Asurion Corp., a private entity. He assumed that role in May 2009, after serving as chief marketing officer and senior vice president at Asurion Corp. from April 2007. Asurion Corp. is the world’s largest technology protection company. Mr. Cole has over 20 years of experience working in the telecommunications and media industry with a particular depth of experience in the mobile sector. He has consulted with Verizon, Sprint, AT&T, BT, Warner Music, Disney, Google and with Steve Jobs on the iPhone in 2005-06 when he was president of CSMG Adventis, a strategic consultancy firm that focused on the telecommunications media and entertainment markets, from October 2005 to April 2007.

Miranda Curtis

Ms. Miranda T. Curtis is Independent Director of Liberty Global plc, (formerly Liberty Global, Inc.). she is director since June 2010. Ms. Curtis has over 30 years of experience in the international media and telecommunications industry, starting with the international distribution of programming for the BBC before moving to the cable industry. Her most recent positions were as an executive officer of our predecessor LGI and its predecessor where she served as President of Liberty Media International Inc. and subsequently as President of Liberty Global Japan. In these positions, she oversaw cable and programming investments in Europe and Asia. In particular, she was responsible for the negotiation, oversight and management of a joint venture with Sumitomo Corporation that led to the formation of J:COM, the largest multiple cable system operator in Japan, and Jupiter TV Co., Ltd., a leading provider of content services to the Japanese cable and satellite industries, as well as other content ventures in Europe and Asia. In early 2010, Ms. Curtis retired from her officer positions with our company following the sale of substantially all of our investments in Japan.

John Dick

Mr. John W. Dick is Independent Director of Liberty Global plc, (formerly Liberty Global, Inc.),he served as director since June 2005. Mr. Dick has over 40 years of experience as a founder, director and chairman of public and private companies in a variety of industries, including real estate, automotive, telecommunications, oil exploration and international shipping based in a number of countries and regions, including the U.S., Canada, Europe, Australia, Russia, China and Africa. Mr. Dick was a director and non-executive chairman of the board of Terracom Broadband, a private company that developed and operated a fiber-based internet network and a digital cellular network in Rwanda, and following its purchase by Terracom Broadband, of Rwandatel, the incumbent telephone company in Rwanda, until the sale of these companies in 2007.

Paul Gould

Mr. Paul A. Gould is Independent Director of Liberty Global plc, (formerly Liberty Global, Inc.). He has served as one of our directors since June 2005 and is the chair of the audit committee and a member of the nominating and corporate governance and the succession planning committees of our board. Mr. Gould has over 40 years of experience in the investment banking industry. He is a managing director of Allen & Company, LLC, a position that he has held for more than the last five years, and is a senior member of Allen & Company’s mergers and acquisitions advisory practice. In that capacity, he has served as a financial advisor to many Fortune 500 companies, principally in the media and entertainment industries. Mr. Gould joined Allen & Company in 1972. In 1975, he established Allen Investment Management, which manages capital for endowments, pension funds and family offices.

Richard Green

Mr. Richard R. Green is Independent Director of Liberty Global PLC, (formerly Liberty Global, Inc.). Mr. Green has served as one of our directors since December 2008 and is a member of the nominating and corporate governance committee of our board. For over 20 years, Mr. Green served as president and chief executive officer of CableLabs before retiring in December 2009. While at CableLabs, Mr. Green served as president and chief executive officer of Cable Television Laboratories, Inc., a non-profit cable television industry research and development consortium (CableLabs) before retiring in December 2009. While at CableLabs, Mr. Green oversaw the development of DOCSIS technology, the establishment of common specifications for digital voice and the deployment of interactive television, among other technologies for the cable industry. Prior to joining CableLabs, he was a senior vice president at PBS (1984 – 1988), where he was instrumental in establishing PBS as a leader in high definition television and digital audio transmission technology, and served as a director of CBS’s Advanced Television Technology Laboratory (1980 – 1983), where he managed and produced the first high definition television programs in December 1981, among other accomplishments. Mr. Green is the author of over 55 technical papers on a variety of topics. Currently, Mr. Green is a professor and the director of the Center for Technology Innovation at the University of Denver.

David Rapley

Mr. David E. Rapley is Independent Director of Liberty Global plc, (formerly Liberty Global, Inc.). He was a director of LGI International, Inc. (LGI International) from May 2004 to June 2005. Mr. Rapley has over 30 years of experience as a founder, executive, manager and director of various engineering firms. He founded Rapley Engineering in 1985 and, as its president and chief executive officer, oversaw its development into a full service engineering firm at the time of its sale to VECO Corporation (VECO) in 1998. Following the sale, Mr. Rapley served as executive vice president, Engineering of VECO, an Alaska-based firm providing engineering, design, construction and project management services to the energy, chemical and process industries domestically and internationally, until his retirement in December 2001. From January 2000 to December 2014, Mr Rapley served as president and chief executive officer of Rapley Consulting, Inc. Mr. Rapley has authored technical papers on engineering processes and computer systems.

Larry Romrell

Mr. Larry E. Romrell is Independent Director of Liberty Global plc, (formerly Liberty Global, Inc.). He has served as one of our directors since June 2005 and is a member of the compensation and the nominating and corporate governance committees of our board. Mr. Romrell has over 30 years of experience in the telecommunications industry. He was an executive vice president of TCI from January 1994 to March 1999, when it was acquired by AT&T Corporation, and a senior vice president of TCI from 1991 to 1994. Prior to becoming an executive officer at TCI, Mr. Romrell held various executive positions at WestMarc Communications, Inc. for almost 20 years.

J. Sparkman

Mr. J. C. Sparkman is Independent Director of Liberty Global plc, (formerly Liberty Global, Inc.). He has served as one of our directors since June 2005 and is the chair of the compensation committee and a member of the nominating and corporate governance and the succession planning committees of our board. He was a director of LGI International, from November 2004 to June 2005. Mr. Sparkman has over 40 years of experience in the cable television industry, including over 26 years at TCI. At TCI he was responsible for TCI’s cable operations as that company grew through acquisitions, construction of new networks and expansion of existing networks into the largest multiple cable system operator in the U.S. He was executive vice president and chief operating officer of TCI for eight years until his retirement in 1995. In September 1999, he co-founded Broadband Services, Inc., a provider of asset management, logistics, installation and repair services for telecommunications service providers and equipment manufacturers domestically and internationally.

J. David Wargo

Mr. J. David Wargo is Independent Director of Liberty Global plc, (formerly Liberty Global, Inc.). He has served as one of our directors since June 2005 and is a member of the audit and the nominating and corporate governance committees of our board. He was a director of LGI International, from May 2004 to June 2005. Mr. Wargo has over 35 years of experience in investment research, analysis and management. He is the founder and president of Wargo & Company, Inc., a private company specializing in investing in the communications industry since 1993. Mr. Wargo is a co-founding member of Peters Creek Entertainment LLC from 2010 and is a co-founding member of Asia Vision LLC from 2015. Mr. Wargo is a co-founder and was a member of New Mountain Capital, LLC from 2000 to 2008.

John Rea

Basic Compensation

Name Fiscal Year Total

John Malone

542,889

Michael Fries

17,101,700

Charles Bracken

9,160,910

Enrique Rodriguez

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Bryan Hall

4,377,000

Diederik Karsten

4,289,380

Andrew Cole

14,570

Miranda Curtis

123,250

John Dick

34,478

Paul Gould

37,731

Richard Green

117,582

David Rapley

163,026

Larry Romrell

127,899

J. Sparkman

198,161

J. David Wargo

32,707

John Rea

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As Of  31 Dec 2017