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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Reed Hastings

57 1999 Chairman of the Board, President, Chief Executive Officer

David Wells

46 2010 Chief Financial Officer

Kelly Bennett

46 2012 Chief Marketing Officer

David Hyman

52 2010 General Counsel, Secretary

Jessica Neal

41 2017 Chief Talent Officer

Gregory Peters

47 2017 Chief Product Officer

Theodore Sarandos

53 2000 Chief Content Officer

Rachel Whetstone

2018 Chief Communications Officer

Jay Hoag

58 2012 Lead Independent Director

Mathias Dopfner

54 2018 Director

Susan Rice

52 2018 Director

Richard Barton

50 2002 Independent Director

A. George Battle

74 2005 Independent Director

Rodolphe Belmer

48 2018 Independent Director

Timothy Haley

63 1998 Independent Director

Leslie Kilgore

52 2012 Independent Director

Ann Mather

57 2010 Independent Director

Bradford Smith

59 2015 Independent Director

Anne Sweeney

60 2015 Independent Director

Biographies

Name Description

Reed Hastings

Mr. Reed Hastings is a Chairman of the Board, President, Chief Executive Officer of Netflix, Inc. Mr. Hastings founded Pure Software, which made tools for software developers. After a 1995 IPO, and several acquisitions, Pure was acquired by Rational Software in 1997. Mr. Hastings is an active educational philanthropist and served on the California State Board of Education from 2000 to 2004. He is currently on the board of several educational organizations including CCSA, Dreambox Learning, KIPP, and Pahara. Mr. Hastings is also a board member of Facebook, and was on the board of Microsoft from 2007 to 2012. Mr. Hastings received a BA from Bowdoin College in 1983, and an MSCS in Artificial Intelligence from Stanford University in 1988. Between Bowdoin and Stanford, Mr. Hastings served in the Peace Corps as a high school math teacher in Swaziland.

David Wells

Mr. David B. Wells is a Chief Financial Officer of Netflix, Inc. Mr. Wells has served as the Company's Chief Financial Officer since 2010. His responsibilities include a number of operating duties such as customer service, real estate, and employee technology. Mr. Wells has been at Netflix since March 2004, serving in a variety of planning and analysis roles, including most recently as the Vice President of Financial Planning & Analysis. Prior to joining Netflix, Mr. Wells served in progressive roles at Deloitte Consulting from August 1998 to March 2004 and at various non-profit organizations before getting his MBA. Mr. Wells joined the board of The Trade Desk, a public company that provides a technology platform for ad buyers, in January 2016. Mr. Wells holds an MBA and MPP from The University of Chicago and a Bachelor's Degree in Commerce from the University of Virginia.

Kelly Bennett

Mr. Kelly Bennett is a Chief Marketing Officer of Netflix, Inc. Mr. Kelly Bennett became Netflix's Chief Marketing Officer in 2012 after nearly a decade at Warner Bros. where he was most recently Vice President Interactive, World Wide Marketing with the pictures group, leading international online campaigns for Warner Bros. movies. Before that, Mr. Bennett ran digital marketing for Warner Bros. Pictures in Europe, the Middle East and Africa and worked in promotion and business development at the company. He previously held executive positions at Dow Jones International and Ignition Media as well as being a partner in online marketing agency Cimex Media. The Canada-born Bennett is a graduate of Simon Fraser University.

David Hyman

Mr. David Hyman serves as General Counsel, Secretary of Netflix, Inc. Mr. Hyman is General Counsel for Netflix, responsible for all legal and public policy matters for the Company. He has served in this capacity since 2002 and also serves as the Company’s Secretary. Prior to Netflix, Mr. Hyman was the General Counsel of Webvan, an online internet retailer, having previously held the role of senior corporate counsel. He also practiced law at Morrison & Foerster in San Francisco and Arent Fox in Washington, DC. Mr. Hyman earned his JD and Bachelor’s degrees from the University of Virginia.

Jessica Neal

Ms. Jessica Neal is Chief Talent Officer of the Company. Jessica Neal is a Netflix veteran, starting at the company in 2006 and has been heavily involved in improving the Netflix culture as the company grew. In 2013 she left to become head of human resources at Coursera, which provides online access to the world’s best university courses, and, later, Chief People Officer at Scopely, a leading player in the mobile gaming industry. She returned to Netflix in the first half of 2017, at first overseeing HR for the 2000-person product engineering team responsible for continuously improving the Netflix consumer experience before being promoted to her current role. Ms. Neal also serves on the board of directors of the Association for Talent Development. She holds a B.A. in Fine Art from School of Visual Arts.

Gregory Peters

Mr. Gregory K. Peters serves as Chief Product Officer of Netflix, Inc, He was Chief Streaming and Partnerships Officer of Netflix, Inc. Mr. Peters has served as the Company’s Chief Streaming and Partnerships Officer since July 2013. From October 2008 to July 2013, Mr. Peters served as VP, Engineering. Prior to joining Netflix, Mr. Peters served as senior vice president of consumer electronics products for Macrovision Solutions Corp. (later renamed to Rovi Corporation) and previously held positions at digital entertainment software provider, Mediabolic Inc., Red Hat Network, the provider of Linux and Open Source technology, and online vendor Wine.com. Mr. Peters holds a degree in physics and astronomy from Yale University.

Theodore Sarandos

Mr. Theodore A. Sarandos serves as Chief Content Officer of Netflix, Inc., since 2000. Mr. Sarandos has led content acquisition for Netflix since 2000. With more than 20 years' experience in home entertainment, Mr. Sarandos is recognized in the industry as an innovator in film acquisition and distribution. Before Netflix, Mr. Sarandos was an executive at video distributor ETD and Video City / West Coast Video. Mr. Sarandos is a Henry Crown Fellow at the Aspen Institute and serves on the board of Exploring The Arts, a non-profit focused on arts in schools. He also serves on the Film Advisory Board for Tribeca and Los Angeles Film Festival, is an American Cinematheque board member, an Executive Committee Member of the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences, and is a trustee of the American Film Institute.

Rachel Whetstone

Ms. Rachel Whetstone is Chief Communications Officer of the Company. A graduate of Bristol University, Rachel worked as a political advisor in the UK before entering the private sector. She joined Google in 2005 and served as Senior Vice President of Communications and Public Policy at Google from 2010 to 2015. She held the same position at Uber from 2015 till 2017, prior to joining Facebook as a Vice President of Communications last year.

Jay Hoag

Mr. Jay C. Hoag serves as Lead Independent Director of Netflix, Inc. Since June 1995, He has served as a founding General Partner at Technology Crossover Ventures, a venture capital firm. Mr. Hoag serves on the board of directors of Electronic Arts, Inc., Tech Target and Zillow, Inc. and several private companies. Previously Mr. Hoag served on the boards of directors of eHarmony, Inc. and TheStreet.com. Mr. Hoag holds an M.B.A. from the University of Michigan and a B.A. from Northwestern University.

Mathias Dopfner

Dr. Mathias Dopfner is Director of the Company. Mathias has been with Axel Springer SE since 1998, initially as editor-in-chief of Die Welt and since 2000 as a member of the Management Board. Since he became CEO of Axel Springer in 2002 he focused on digital transformation, with revenues from digital activities increasing from €117m to €2.5bn, and digital now accounting for 80 percent of the company's EBITDA. He is a member of the Board of Directors of Warner Music Group and a former Director of Time Warner Inc. He studied Musicology, German, and Theatrical Arts inFrankfurtandBoston.

Susan Rice

Amb. Susan E. Rice is Director of the Company. Previously, Ambassador Rice held positions as US Assistant Secretary of State for African Affairs and as a Special Assistant to President William J. Clinton, Senior Director, and Director on the National Security Council staff. She was a Senior Fellow at the Brookings Institution in Washington DC from 2002-2008. Ambassador Rice began her career as a management consultant with McKinsey and Company in Toronto, Canada. She has served on numerous boards, including the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, Bureau of National Affairs, National Democratic Institute, and the US Fund for UNICEF. Ambassador Rice received her Master's degree (M.Phil.) and PhD (D.Phil.) in International Relations from New College, Oxford University, England, where she was a Rhodes Scholar, and her BA in History with honors from Stanford University in 1986. In 2017, French President Francois Hollande presented Ambassador Rice with the Award of Commander, the Legion of Honor of France, for her contributions to Franco-American relations.

Richard Barton

Mr. Richard N. Barton serves as Independent Director of Netflix, Inc. In late 2004, Mr. Barton co-founded Zillow Group, Inc. where he is now Executive Chairman of the Board. Additionally, Mr. Barton is a Venture Partner with Benchmark Capital. Previously, Mr. Barton founded Expedia, Inc. in 1994 and was its President, Chief Executive Officer and director from November 1999 to March 2003. Mr. Barton was a director of InterActiveCorp from February 2003 until January 2005. Mr. Barton also serves as a director for Avvo, Inc. and Glassdoor.com. Mr. Barton holds a B.S. in general engineering , industrial economics from Stanford University.

A. George Battle

Mr. A. George Battle serves as Independent Director of Netflix, Inc. He was previously Executive Chairman of the Board of Ask Jeeves, Inc. which was acquired by IAC/InterActiveCorp in July 2005. He was Chief Executive Officer of Ask Jeeves from 2000 to 2003. From 1968 until his retirement in 1995, Mr. Battle served in management roles at Arthur Andersen LLP and then Andersen Consulting LLP (now Accenture), where he became worldwide managing partner of market development and a member of the firm’s executive committee. Educated at Dartmouth College and the Stanford Graduate School of Business, Mr. Battle currently serves as Chairman of the Board of Fair Isaac Corporation and as a director of the following public companies: LinkedIn Corporation, Workday, Inc., and Expedia, Inc. He was previously a director of Advent Software, Inc., OpenTable, Inc., and the Masters Select family of mutual funds.

Rodolphe Belmer

Mr. Rodolphe Belmer serves as Independent Director of the company. Since March 2016, Belmer has served as CEO of Eutelsat, the leading satellite operator in Europe, the Middle East and Africa. He previously held several roles at Canal + Group, which he joined in 2001, most recently serving as its CEO from 2012 to 2015. Belmer began his career in the marketing department of Procter & Gamble France before joining McKinsey in 1998. He is a graduate of France’s HEC business school.

Timothy Haley

Mr. Timothy M. Haley is an Independent Director of Netflix, Inc. He is a co-founder of Redpoint Ventures, a venture capital firm, and has been a Managing Director of the firm since October 1999. Mr. Haley has been a Managing Director of Institutional Venture Partners, a venture capital firm, since February 1998. From June 1986 to February 1998, Mr. Haley was the President of Haley Associates, an executive recruiting firm in the high technology industry. Mr. Haley currently serves on the board of directors of several private companies. Mr. Haley holds a B.A. from Santa Clara University.

Leslie Kilgore

Ms. Leslie Jean Kilgore is an Independent Director of Netflix, Inc. Since 2010, Ms. Kilgore has been a director of LinkedIn Corporation and serves as chair on its compensation committee. Ms. Kilgore served as the Company’s Chief Marketing Officer (formerly Vice President of Marketing) from 2000 until her resignation in February 2012. From February 1999 to March 2000, Ms. Kilgore served as Director of Marketing for Amazon.com, Inc., an Internet retailer. Ms. Kilgore served as a brand manager for The Procter & Gamble Company, a manufacturer and marketer of consumer products, from August 1992 to February 1999. Ms. Kilgore holds an M.B.A. from the Stanford University Graduate School of Business and a B.S. from The Wharton School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania.

Ann Mather

Ms. Ann Mather is an Independent Director of Netflix, Inc. Since September 2005, She has been a director of Glu Mobile Inc., a publisher of mobile games. Since November 2005, Ms. Mather has been a director of Google, Inc. and serves as chair of its audit committee. Since May 2010, Ms. Mather has been a director of MoneyGram International, a global payment services company, and serves as chair of its audit committee. On March 21, 2013, Ms. Mather indicated her intention not to stand for re-election at the upcoming annual meeting of MoneyGram stockholders. Since December 2010, Ms. Mather has been a director of MGM Holdings Inc. (“MGM”), the independent, privately-held motion picture, television, home video, and theatrical production and distribution company. Since April 2011, Ms. Mather has been a director of Solazyme, Inc., a renewable oil and bioproducts company, and serves as chair of its audit committee. Ms. Mather has also been an independent trustee to the Dodge & Cox Funds board of trustees since May 2011. Ms. Mather was chair of Shopping.com’s audit committee, and a member of its corporate governance and nominating committee. From 1999 to 2004, she was Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Pixar, a computer animation studio. Prior to her service at Pixar, Ms. Mather was Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer at Village Roadshow Pictures, the film production division of Village Roadshow Limited. From 1993 to 1999, she held various executive positions at The Walt Disney Company, including Senior Vice President of Finance and Administration for its Buena Vista International Theatrical Division. Ms. Mather holds a Master of Arts degree from Cambridge University.

Bradford Smith

Mr. Bradford Lee Smith is an Independent Director of the Netflix, Inc. Mr. Smith has been with Microsoft since 1993 and became the general counsel and executive vice president of Legal and Corporate Affairs in 2002 and currently serves as the President and Chief Legal Officer. Prior to joining Microsoft he was an associate and then partner at the Washington, D.C.-based firm of Covington and Burling. Mr. Smith holds a BA in international relations and economics from Princeton University and a JD from Columbia University School of Law. He also studied international law and economics at the Graduate Institute of International Studies in Geneva.

Anne Sweeney

Ms. Anne M. Sweeney is an Independent Director of Netflix, Inc. Most recently, Ms. Sweeney was co-chair, Disney Media Networks, and president, Disney/ABC Television Group. Previously, Ms. Sweeney served as Chairman and CEO of the FX Networks, part of the Fox Entertainment Group of 21st Century Fox and spent more than 12 years at Viacom’s Nickelodeon network. Ms. Sweeney holds a BA from The College of New Rochelle and an Ed. M. from Harvard University. Having held various senior positions with large entertainment companies, Ms. Sweeney brings broad strategic and operational experience to the Board. Her experience in the entertainment industry provides a unique business perspective to the Company as it builds its global internet TV network.

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