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Lions Gate Entertainment Corp (LGFb.N)

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Mark Rachesky

59 2012 Independent Non-Executive Chairman of the Board

Jon Feltheimer

66 2012 Chief Executive Officer, Director

Michael Burns

59 2000 Vice Chairman of the Board

James Barge

63 2013 Chief Financial Officer

Brian Goldsmith

46 2012 Co-Chief Operating Officer

Corii Berg

2018 General Counsel

Gordon Crawford

71 2013 Independent Director

Arthur Evrensel

60 2001 Independent Director

Emily Fine

44 2015 Independent Director

Michael Fries

55 2015 Independent Director

Lucian Grainge

58 2016 Independent Director

Daryl Simm

57 2004 Independent Director

Hardwick Simmons

78 2005 Independent Director

David Zaslav

58 2015 Independent Director

James Marsh

2016 SVP, Head of Investor Relations

Biographies

Name Description

Mark Rachesky

Dr. Mark H. Rachesky, M.D. serves as Independent Non-Executive Chairman of the Board of the company. Dr. Rachesky is the founder and President of MHR Fund Management. Dr. Rachesky holds an M.B.A. from the Stanford University School of Business, an M.D. from the Stanford University School of Medicine, and a B.A. from the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Rachesky is the Non-Executive Chairman of the Board of Directors, member of the Executive Committee and Chairman of the Compensation Committee of Loral Space & Communications Inc. (LORL: NASDAQ); a director and member of the Governance and Nominating Committee and the Compensation Committee of Emisphere Technologies, Inc. (EMIS: OTCBB); a director and member of the Nominating Committee, the Corporate Governance Committee and the Compensation Committee of Titan International, Inc. (TWI: NYSE); and a director and member of the Nominating and Governance Committee and Co-Chairman of the Finance Committee of Navistar International Corporation (NAV: NYSE). Dr. Rachesky formerly served on the Board of Directors of Leap Wireless International, Inc. (NASDAQ: LEAP) until its merger with AT&T in March 2014. Dr. Rachesky also serves on the Board of Directors of Mt. Sinai Hospital Children’s Center Foundation, the Board of Advisors of Columbia University Medical Center, as well as the Board of Overseers of the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Rachesky has demonstrated leadership skills as well as extensive financial expertise and broad-based business knowledge and relationships. In addition, as the President of MHR Fund Management, with a demonstrated investment record in companies engaged in a wide range of businesses over the last 20 plus years, together with his experience as chairman and director of other public and private companies, Dr. Rachesky brings broad and insightful perspectives to the Board relating to economic, financial and business conditions affecting the Company and its strategic direction.

Jon Feltheimer

Mr. Jon Henry Feltheimer serves as Chief Executive Officer, Director of the Company. During his 30-year entertainment industry career, Mr. Feltheimer has held leadership positions at Lionsgate, Sony Pictures Entertainment and New World Entertainment. Prior to joining Lionsgate, he served as President of TriStar Television from 1991 to 1993, President of Columbia TriStar Television from 1993 to 1995, and President of Columbia TriStar Television Group and Executive Vice President of Sony Pictures Entertainment from 1995 to 1999. Mr. Feltheimer is a director of the board of Grupo Televisa, S.A.B. (NYSE: TV; BMV: TLEVISA CPO). Mr. Feltheimer is also a director of Celestial Tiger Entertainment, the Company’s joint venture with Saban Capital Group, Inc. and Celestial Pictures (a company wholly-owned by Astro Malaysia Holdings Sdn. Bhd.), POP, the Company’s joint venture with CBS, and Telltale Games, a Company investment. During Mr. Feltheimer’s tenure, the Company has grown from its independent studio roots into a premier next generation global content leader. As our Chief Executive Officer, Mr. Feltheimer provides a critical link to management’s perspective in Board discussions regarding the business and strategic direction of the Company. With over 30 years of experience in the entertainment industry, Mr. Feltheimer brings an unparalleled level of strategic and operational experience to the Board, as well as an in-depth understanding of our industry and invaluable relationships within the business and entertainment community.

Michael Burns

Mr. Michael R. Burns serves as Vice Chairman of the Board of the company. Mr. Burns served as Managing Director and Head of the Office at Prudential Securities Inc.’s Los Angeles Investment Banking Office from 1991 to March 2000. Mr. Burns is a director and member of the Finance Committee, and the Nominating, Governance & Social Responsibility Committee of Hasbro, Inc. (HAS: NASDAQ). Mr. Burns has worked with Chief Executive Officer Jon Feltheimer in building the Company into a global content leader with a reputation for innovation and over $4.1 billion in revenue in fiscal 2018. With an accomplished investment banking career prior to Lionsgate, in which he specialized in raising equity within the media and entertainment industry, Mr. Burns brings to the Board important business and financial expertise in its deliberations on complex transactions and other financial matters. Additionally, Mr. Burns’ extensive knowledge of and history with the Company, financial background, in-depth understanding of the media and entertainment industry, connections within the business community and relationships with our shareholders, make him an invaluable member of the Board.

James Barge

Mr. James W. Barge is Chief Financial Officer of Lions Gate Entertainment Corp. since October 1, 2013. From October 2010 to November 2012, Mr. Barge served as the Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer of Viacom, Inc. (having served as its Executive Vice President, Controller, Tax and Treasury since January 2008), where he was responsible for overseeing all aspects of the company’s global finances and capital structure, as well as information technology, risk management and internal audit activities. Prior to joining Viacom, Mr. Barge served as Senior Vice President, Controller and Chief Accounting Officer (from October 2002 to December 2007) and Vice President and Controller (from February 2000 to October 2002) of Time Warner Inc., where he was responsible for the company’s overall financial planning, reporting and analysis, including budgeting and long range planning, and led several shared service and global process improvement initiatives. Mr. Barge joined Time Warner in March 1995 as Assistant Controller. Prior to joining Time Warner, Mr. Barge held several positions at Ernst & Young, including Area Industry Leader of the Consumer Products Group and National Office Partner, where he was responsible for the resolution of SEC accounting and reporting issues.

Brian Goldsmith

Mr. Brian Goldsmith is Co-Chief Operating Officer of Lions Gate Entertainment Corp., since October 2012, and served as our Executive Vice President, Corporate Development and Strategy, from September 2008 to October 2012. Prior to that, Mr. Goldsmith served as the Chief Operating Officer and Chief Financial Officer of Mandate Pictures, LLC, a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Company since September 2007.

Corii Berg

Mr. Corii D. Berg is General Counsel of the Company. Prior to that, from September 2009 through April 2018, Mr. Berg served as Senior Executive Vice President, Business Affairs, Sony Pictures Television.

Gordon Crawford

Mr. Gordon Crawford serves as Independent Director of Lions Gate Entertainment Corp., Since 7 February 2013. Since June 1971, Mr. Crawford served in various positions at Capital Research and Management, a privately held investment management company. In December 2012, Mr. Crawford retired as its Senior Vice President. Currently, Mr. Crawford serves as Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Foundation, and is a Life Trustee on the Board of Trustees of Southern California Public Radio. Mr. Crawford formerly served as Vice Chairman at The Nature Conservancy, Vice Chairman of the Paley Center for Media and was a member of the Board of the LA24 Olympic Bid Committee. Mr. Crawford has been one of the most influential and successful investors in the media and entertainment industry since 1971. This professional experience and deep understanding of the media and entertainment sector makes Mr. Crawford a valuable member of our Board.

Arthur Evrensel

Mr. Arthur Evrensel serves as Independent Director of Lions Gate Entertainment Corp, Since September 2001. Mr. Evrensel is a founding partner of the law firm of Michael, Evrensel & Pawar LLP, which was formed in February 2014. Prior to that, Mr. Evrensel was a partner with the law firm of Heenan Blaikie LLP from 1992 until February 2014. Mr. Evrensel is a leading counsel in entertainment law relating to television and motion picture development, production, financing and distribution, as well as in the area of new media law. Mr. Evrensel is recognized as one of Canada’s leading entertainment lawyers, including his recognition in the Guide to the Leading 500 Lawyers in Canada published by Lexpert/American Lawyer (since 2002), the Euromoney’s Guide to the World’s Leading Technology, Media & Telecommunications Lawyers (since 2002) and The Best Lawyers in Canada (Woodward/White). Mr. Evrensel has also been recognized since 2002 in the annual Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory in entertainment law as Most Frequently Recommended. Mr. Evrensel has published numerous articles on entertainment law pertaining to international co-productions and bank financing in the filmed entertainment industry, has lectured on entertainment law at McGill University in Montreal, the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, as well as at the University of Victoria, and has chaired numerous seminars and conferences relating to the film and television industry in Canada, the United States, China and England. Mr. Evrensel was the contributing editor of the Entertainment Agreements Volume of Canadian Forms & Precedent (2001-2007) published by Butterworths Canada. This expertise, along with his in-depth understanding of our industry and his network in the business and entertainment community provide meaningful leadership for the Board.

Emily Fine

Ms. Emily Fine serves as Independent Director of the company. Ms. Fine is a principal of MHR Fund Management, a New York based private equity firm that manages approximately $5 billion of capital and has holdings in public and private companies in a variety of industries. Ms. Fine joined MHR Fund Management in 2002 and is a member of the firm’s investment committee. Prior to joining MHR Fund Management, Ms. Fine served as Senior Vice President at Cerberus Capital Management, L.P. and also worked at Merrill Lynch in the Telecom, Media & Technology Investment Banking Group, where she focused primarily on media M&A transactions. Ms. Fine also serves on the Board of Directors of Rumie Initiative, a non-profit organization dedicated to delivering free digital educational content to the world’s underprivileged children. Ms. Fine brings to the Board a unique perspective of our business operations and valuable insight regarding financial matters. Ms. Fine has over 20 years of investing experience and experience working with various companies in the media industry, including, as a principal of MHR Fund Management, working closely with the Company over the past nine years. Ms. Fine holds a Bachelor of Business Administration from the University of Michigan. Ms. Fine serves as a designee of MHR Fund Management under the Investor Rights Agreement

Michael Fries

Mr. Michael Thomas Fries serves as Independent Director of the Company. Mr. Fries has served as the Chief Executive Officer, President and Vice Chairman of the Board of Directors of Liberty Global, plc (“Liberty Global”) since June 2005. Mr. Fries was Chief Executive Officer of UnitedGlobalCom LLC (“UGC”) from January 2004 until the businesses of UGC and Liberty Media International, Inc. were combined to form Liberty Global. Mr. Fries is Executive Chairman of Liberty Latin America Ltd. (since December 2017) (NASDAQ: LILA) and a director of Grupo Televisa S.A.B. (NYSE: TV; BMV: TLEVISA CPO) (since April 2015). Mr. Fries is a director of CableLabs®, The Cable Center, the non-profit educational arm of the U.S. cable industry, and The Paley Center for Media, as well as various other non-profit organizations. Mr. Fries serves as a Digital Communications Governor and Steering Committee member of the World Economic Forum. Mr. Fries received his Bachelor’s Degree from Wesleyan University (where he is a member of the Board of Trustees) and his Masters of Business Administration from Columbia University (where he is a member of the Board of Overseers for the business school). Mr. Fries has well over 30 years of experience in the cable and media industry. For over 13 years, he has held the positions of Chief Executive Officer, President and Vice Chairman of Liberty Global. He was a founding member of the management team that launched Liberty Global’s international expansion over 28 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 11 countries. With 52 million broadband, video, voice and mobile subscribers, close to 27,000 employees and $16.6 billion of annualized revenue, Liberty Global is recognized as a global leader in entertainment, media and broadband.

Lucian Grainge

Sir Lucian Grainge serves as Independent Director of the company. Sir Lucian Grainge is currently the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Universal Music Group, positions he has held since March 2011 and January 2011, respectively. Prior to that, Sir Lucian held positions of increasing responsibility within Universal Music Group, a subsidiary of Vivendi S.A., including serving as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Universal Music UK from 2001 until 2005 and as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Universal Music Group International from 2005 until February 2010. Sir Lucian previously served as a member of the Board of Directors of Activision Blizzard, Inc. (NASDAQ: ATVI) (from March 2011 until October 2013) and as a member of the Board of Directors of DreamWorks Animation SKG, Inc. (NASDAQ: DWA) (from May 2013 to August 2016), until its acquisition by NBC Universal, a division of Comcast Corporation. As a result of more than 30 years of experience in the music and entertainment businesses, including as an active Chief Executive Officer of a large entertainment company with worldwide operations, Sir Lucian brings extensive knowledge of the entertainment industry to the Board. He pioneered new approaches to signing and developing the world’s most successful recording artists and songwriters and he consistently champions innovative business models and partnerships with a wide range of technology and media partners around the world. His leadership has been widely recognized as having laid the foundation for the music industry’s return to growth after suffering more than a decade of decline. In 2016, Sir Lucian was bestowed with a knighthood by Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II in the Queen’s 90th Birthday Honours list for accomplishments in the music industry. Sir Lucian additionally serves on the Board of Trustees of Northeastern University.

Daryl Simm

Mr. Daryl D. Simm serves as Independent Director of Lions Gate Entertainment Corp. Since September 2004. Since February 1998, Mr. Simm has been Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Omnicom Media Group, a division of Omnicom Group, Inc. (OMC:NYSE), of which he is an officer. Mr. Simm leads one of the industry’s largest media planning and buying groups representing blue-chip global advertisers that connect their brands to consumers through entertainment content. The agencies he leads routinely receive accolades as the most effective and creative in their field and he has been recognized as one of the “100 most influential leaders in marketing, media and tech.” Earlier in his career, Mr. Simm ran P&G Productions, a prolific producer of television programming, where he was involved in large co-production ventures and international content distribution. Mr. Simm was also the top media executive at Procter & Gamble, the world’s largest advertiser and a pioneer in the use of branded entertainment content. Mr. Simm’s broad experience across the media and content space makes him well qualified to serve on the Board.

Hardwick Simmons

Mr. Hardwick Simmons serves as Independent Director of Lions Gate Entertainment Corp. Since June 2005. Mr. Simmons currently serves as a director of Invivoscribe, Inc. and Stonetex Oil Company, privately held companies. From February 2001 to June 2003, Mr. Simmons served first as Chief Executive Officer and then as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer at The NASDAQ Stock Market Inc. From May 1991 to December 2000, Mr. Simmons served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Prudential Securities Incorporated. From 2003 to 2016, Mr. Simmons was the Lead Director and Chairman of the Audit and Risk Committee of Raymond James Financial (RJF: NYSE). Additionally, from 2007 to 2009, Mr. Simmons was a director of Geneva Acquisition Corp., a company listed on the American Stock Exchange. Mr. Simmons, through an accomplished career overseeing one of the largest equity securities trading markets in the world and other large complex financial institutions, brings important business and financial expertise to the Board in its deliberations on complex transactions and other financial matters. In addition, his broad business knowledge, connections in the business community and valuable insight regarding investment banking and regulation are relevant to the Board’s oversight of the Company’s business.

David Zaslav

Mr. David M. Zaslav serves as Independent Director of the Company. Mr. Zaslav serves as President and Chief Executive Officer (since January 2007), and a common stock director of Discovery. Mr. Zaslav served as President, Cable & Domestic Television and New Media Distribution of NBC Universal, Inc. (“NBC”), a media and entertainment company, from May 2006 to December 2006. Mr. Zaslav served as Executive Vice President of NBC, and President of NBC Cable, a division of NBC, from October 1999 to May 2006. Mr. Zaslav serves on the Board of Directors of The Cable Center, the Center for Communication, Discovery (NASDAQ: DISCA), Grupo Televisa, S.A.B. (NYSE: TV; BMW: TLEVISA CPO), the National Cable & Telecommunications Association, Partnership for New York City, Sirius XM Holdings Inc. (NASDAQ: SIRI), USC Shoah Foundation. Mr. Zaslav also serves on Sirius XM Radio Inc.’s Nominating and Corporate Governance committee of the Board of Directors. Mr. Zaslav is also a member of the Board of Trustees for the Paley Center for Media, and the Mt. Sinai Medical Center. Mr. Zaslav was a director of Univision from 2012 to 2015 and TiVo Inc. from 2000 to 2010. Mr. Zaslav’s value to the Board includes his extensive executive experience in the media and entertainment business, focusing on cable television. Mr. Zaslav has a deep understanding of the media business, both domestically and internationally, through years of leadership at both Discovery, a global media company with a portfolio of nonfiction, lifestyle, sports and kids content brands across pay-television, free-to-air and digital properties in more than 220 countries and territories, and former executive positions at NBC Universal. Mr. Zaslav’s expertise positions him to advise the Company in considering business opportunities and provide a concrete understanding of developing cable networks.

James Marsh

Basic Compensation

Name Fiscal Year Total

Mark Rachesky

170,196

Jon Feltheimer

14,415,200

Michael Burns

8,973,980

James Barge

6,041,460

Brian Goldsmith

2,843,290

Corii Berg

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Gordon Crawford

108,396

Arthur Evrensel

116,996

Emily Fine

115,396

Michael Fries

80,667

Lucian Grainge

69,467

Daryl Simm

121,196

Hardwick Simmons

123,996

David Zaslav

72,267

James Marsh

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As Of  31 Mar 2018