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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

David Chance

60 2003 Independent Chairman of the Board

Joergen Madsen Lindemann

51 2012 Chief Executive Officer, President

Maria Redin

39 2015 Chief Financial Officer

Arnd Benninghoff

48 2015 Executive Vice President, Chief Executive Officer of MTGx

Matthew Hooper

47 2013 Executive Vice President, Group Head of Corporate Communications

Anders Jensen

48 Executive Vice President, Chief Executive Officer of MTG Sweden, Chairman of the Nordic Entertainment Management Board

Jakob Mejlhede Andersen

44 2015 Executive Vice President, Group Head of Programming and Content Development

Peter Noerrelund

46 2016 Executive Vice President and Chief Executive Officer of MTG Sport

Jette Nygaard-Andersen

49 2015 Executive Vice President, Chief Executive Officer of MTG's Central European Operations

Gabriel Catrina

43 2016 Chief Strategy Officer

Joakim Andersson

43 2015 Non-Executive Director

Simon Duffy

68 2008 Non-Executive Independent Director

Donata Hopfen

41 2016 Non-Executive Independent Director

John Lagerling

41 2016 Non-Executive Independent Director

Natalie Tydeman

46 2017 Non-Executive Independent Director

Stefan Lycke

2016 Senior Vice President, Head of Investor Relations

Biographies

Name Description

David Chance

Mr. David Christopher Chance has been Independent Chairman of the Board of Directors at Modern Times Group MTG AB since May 2003. He joined the Company's Board as member in 1998. He also serves as Member of the Company's Remuneration and Nomination Committees. Mr. Chance is Chairman of the Board of Directors of Top Up TV and is a Non-Executive Director of PCCW Limited (Hong Kong) and Chairman of its NOW TV media group. He has also served as Non-Executive Director of ITV plc and O2 plc. Formerly, he was Deputy Managing Director of the BSkyB Group and held the position between 1993 and 1998. Mr. Chance graduated from the University of North Carolina with Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Science and Master of Business Administration degrees.

Joergen Madsen Lindemann

Mr. Joergen Madsen Lindemann has served as President and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Modern Times Group MTG AB since September 2012. He previously served as Executive Vice President of Nordic Broadcasting at the Company from October 2011. He was also responsible for the Company’s Czech operations between 2008 and 2011, and the Hungarian operations between 2010 and 2011, and served as CEO of MTG Denmark from 2002. Earlier, he was in charge for MTG’s New Media department between 2000 and 2002. He joined MTG in 1994 as Head of Interactive Services. He became Head of Sponsorship for TV3 in 1997, then Head of Viasat Sport in Denmark and, subsequently, Head of Viasat Sport for the Group in 1998. He was also a member of the Boards of Directors of CTC Media Inc. until March 2015. He currently is Member of the Boards of Zalando, Turtle Entertainment, The International Emmy Association in New York and non-profit organization Reach For Change.

Maria Redin

Ms. Maria Redin has been Chief Financial Officer of Modern Times Group MTG AB since December 2015. Before that, she was Acting Chief Financial Officer of the Company from June 18, 2015 until November 2015. She has been with MTG for 11 years. She has held a number of senior positions at MTG, including Head of Group Finance, and Group Controller. Her roles in the Group have included the positions as CFO, and later CEO, at MTG’s gaming entertainment company Bet24, as well as a number of financial positions, and she started her career at MTG as a trainee in 2004. Maria has been a Member of the Board of Directors at NetEnt since 2012. She holds Master's degree in International Business from the University of Gothenburg.

Arnd Benninghoff

Mr. Arnd Benninghoff has been Executive Vice President and Chief Executive Officer of MTGx within Modern Times Group MTG AB since December 2015. He previously served as Deputy CEO of MTGx and CEO of Play & Ventures from November 2014 to November 2015. Prior to joining MTG, Arnd worked as Chief Digital Officer for Digital & Adjacent at ProSiebenSat.1 Media AG, where he was responsible for the development of digital businesses. He has also served as Managing Director of Seven Ventures, the Venture arm of the Group. Arnd has also been CEO of Holtzbrinck eLAB, the incubator of the Holtzbrinck Publishing Group, founded and built fifteen companies, and also had different Management roles at Tomorrow Focus AG. He started his career as a Journalist, working for Deutsche Presse Agentur (dpa) and TV networks. Arnd currently holds Board positions in the following companies within MTGx: Dreamhack, Turtle ESL, Engage Sports Media, Zoomin.TV, Splay and Innogames.

Matthew Hooper

Mr. Matthew Hooper has served as Executive Vice President, Group Head of Corporate Communications at Modern Times Group MTG AB since February 2013. He joined the Company in October 2012 as Group Head of Corporate Communications and Planning and had previously worked with MTG for 12 years as co-Founder and Managing Partner of Shared Value Limited, the international corporate communications consulting firm. Prior to founding Shared Value, he was Board Director of Shandwick Consultants Limited, a division of the then publicly listed Shandwick global marketing and communications business. Mr. Hooper holds Master’s degree from Oxford University.

Anders Jensen

Mr. Anders Jensen serves as Executive Vice President, Chief Executive Officer of MTG Sweden and Chairman of the Nordic Entertainment Management Board at Modern Times Group MTG AB. He joined MTG Sweden in 2014. He was previously Executive Vice President of the Scandinavian Free-TV and Radio Operations at the Company from August 1, 2014 until May 20, 2015. He has management experience from some of Europe’s telecommunications, retail and consumer goods companies. Until recently, he was Senior Executive Vice President of TDC Group, the Danish publicly listed telecommunications company, where he was responsible for the Consumer division and also Chief Marketing Officer. Prior to joining TDC, he was CEO of Telenor Hungary, mobile operator in Hungary; CEO of Grameenphone, telecommunications service provider in Bangladesh; and Chief Marketing Officer of Vodafone / Telenor in Sweden.

Jakob Mejlhede Andersen

Mr. Jakob Mejlhede Andersen has been Executive Vice President, Group Head of Programming and Content Development at Modern Times Group MTG AB since March 4, 2015. He has responsibility for content acquisition, programming and development for MTG’s Nordic on- and offline pay-TV businesses, and group-wide online free-TV businesses. His role also includes format sourcing and co-productions. He joined MTG in 2005 and became Senior Vice President of Acquisitions & Programming in 2009. He also became Chief Content Officer of the Group’s digital accelerator MTGx in 2014. Jakob previously worked as Program Director for SBS TV in Denmark and as Executive Producer for TV2 Denmark. Jakob has a journalism degree from the Danish School of Media and Journalism.

Peter Noerrelund

Mr. Peter Noerrelund has been Executive Vice President and Chief Executive Officer of MTG Sport at Modern Times group MTG AB since March 23, 2016. He has also been COO of Turtle Entertainment since February 2017. Peter joined MTG in 2003 and has headed up the Danish sports operations since 2004. Peter has been responsible for all sports rights acquisition across the Group since 2006 and was appointed as MTG Head of Sport in 2013. Peter is responsible for MTG’s global sports organization of 200+ people that acquires rights for MTG’s online and offline platforms across multiple territories; runs the technical play-out of MTG’s sports channels; and produces the local language commentary and programming. Peter has a degree in Journalism from the Danish School of Media & Journalism and, prior to joining MTG, worked as a reporter, commentator, host and Editor in Chief at Danish public service broadcaster DR.

Jette Nygaard-Andersen

Ms. Jette Nygaard-Andersen has served as Executive Vice President, Chief Executive Officer of MTG’s Central European Operations at Modern Times Group MTG AB (MTG) since May 20, 2015. She has also been Head of MTG African operations at the Company since March 23, 2016. She was Executive Vice President of the Group’s Nordic & Baltic Pay-TV Broadcasting Operations at the Company from June 3, 2013 until May 20, 2015. She was Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Viasat Denmark, a position she assumed in 2011. Ms. Nygaard-Andersen joined the Company in 2003. Between October 2012 and March 2013 she served as Acting CEO of the Group’s Nordic Pay-TV Operations. Earlier in her career, she held positions with Accenture as a strategy management consultant, and with the Maersk Group. She is Non-Executive Director of Coloplast A/S. She graduated with a M.Sc. in Business, Finance and Economics from the University of Copenhagen (Koebenhavns Universitet).

Gabriel Catrina

Mr. Gabriel Catrina has been Chief Strategy Officer of Modern Times Group MTG AB since March 23, 2016. He joined MTG in 2013 as Head of Group Strategy, and has worked closely with the Group’s operating businesses. He serves on the Boards of MTG subsidiaries Zoomin. Gabriel was previously Head of the Media, Communications and Technology Practice for management consulting firm Booz & Company in the Nordics, where he spent 8 years advising leading companies globally on strategy, innovation and operations. Gabriel has worked in C-level and business development positions in the US, Europe and Latin America, including three years as CFO and COO of Argentinian digital education company Educ.ar, and VP of Business Development (Europe & Latin America) for US-based telecommunications software company TCS. Gabriel has an MBA from the Stockholm School of Economics in Sweden and a Master of Science in Business Administration from UCC in Argentina.

Joakim Andersson

Mr. Joakim Andersson has been Non-Executive Director of Modern Times Group MTG AB since May 19, 2015. He is Member of the Remuneration and Audit Committees of the Company. Joakim Andersson was appointed Chief Financial Officer of Investment AB Kinnevik, MTG’s large reference shareholder, in February 2015 and was also appointed acting Chief Executive Officer of Kinnevik in December 2016. Joakim joined the Kinnevik Group in 2001 at Banque Invik, and became Group Treasurer of Kinnevik in 2007. As Group Treasurer, Joakim supported Kinnevik’s investee companies in managing capital markets, financing and corporate financial management, and was responsible for Kinnevik’s cash and liquidity management as well as its treasury operations and controls. Joakim holds a Master of Science in Business and Economics from Vaxjo University.

Simon Duffy

Mr. Simon Patrick Duffy has served as Non-Executive Independent Member of the Board of Directors at Modern Times Group MTG AB since 2008. He is also Chairman of the Company's Audit Committee. Mr. Duffy was Executive Chairman of Tradus plc. He held the role from 2007 until the company's sale in March 2008. He has been also Non-Executive Chairman of YouView TV Ltd and mBlox Inc., as well as a Non-Executive Director of Oger Telecom Limited, Millicom International Cellular and Wizz Air Holdings Plc. Formerly, he served as Executive Vice Chairman of ntl:Telewest until 2007, having joined ntl in 2003 as Chief Executive Officer. In the past, he also held the roles of Chief Financial Officer of Orange SA, Chief Executive Officer of wireless data specialist End2End AS, and Chief Executive Officer and Deputy Chairman of WorldOnline International BV. Additionally, he served in senior positions at EMI Group plc and Guinness plc. Mr. Duffy holds a Master's degree from the University of Oxford and a Master of Business Administration from Harvard Business School.

Donata Hopfen

Ms. Donata Hopfen has been Non-Executive Independent Director at Modern Times Group MTG AB since May 24, 2016. Donata Hopfen has been the Publishing Director and Head of the Management Board of BILD Group, Europe’s largest newspaper and Germany’s largest digital news portal, since May 2014. Donata was previously the Managing Director of BILD’s digital and mobile activities. Donata joined Axel Springer in 2003 and has held various positions including responsibility for business development and product management at BILD.T-Online, and head of business development in Axel Springer’s electronic media department. Donata previously worked as a Strategy Consultant for Accenture’s Media & Entertainment Practice for three years from 2000. Donata is also a member of the Advisory Board of Transfermarkt GmbH, member of the Digital Advisory Board of Deutsche Postbank AG and a member of the Foundation Board of SWAB. Donata holds diplomas in European business administration from the Universities of Madrid and Reutlingen.

John Lagerling

Mr. John Lagerling has been Non-Executive Independent Director at Modern Times Group MTG AB since May 24, 2016. John Lagerling has been Vice President of Business Development, Mobile and Product Partnerships at Facebook, where he heads global business development, mobile partnerships and other new partner dependent initiatives, since 2014. Prior to joining Facebook, John spent seven years at Google holding various leadership positions, including Director of Android Global Partnerships. John holds a MSc in Marketing and International Business from the Stockholm School of Economics.

Natalie Tydeman

Ms. Natalie Tydeman has been Non-Executive Independent Director at Modern Times Group MTG AB since May 9, 2017. Natalie Tydeman is a private equity investor and a Trustee of Nesta, a charitable foundation focused on increasing the innovation capacity of the United Kingdom, where she chairs the Venture Investment Committee and Nesta Investment Management. Between 2007 and 2016, Natalie was at GMT Communications Partners, one of Europe’s leading private equity specialists in the media and communications sectors, where she became Partner in 2010 and later promoted to Senior Partner in 2014. Natalie started her career as a strategy consultant at Braxton Associates, and later helped launch Excite in Europe, built Discovery Communications’ European internet operations, was Managing Director of Fox Kids Europe’s Online & Interactive division, and led Fremantle Media’s business diversification and corporate venturing activities as Senior Vice President. Natalie is a graduate of the University of Oxford and Harvard Business School.

Stefan Lycke