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NantKwest Inc (NK.OQ)

NK.OQ on NASDAQ Stock Exchange Global Select Market

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Patrick Soon-Shiong

65 2015 Chairman of the Board, Chief Executive Officer

Barry Simon

53 2017 President, Chief Administrative Officer, Director

Steven Gorlin

80 2014 Vice Chairman of the Board

Sonja Nelson

45 2018 Chief Financial Officer, Principal Financial Officer

Michael Blaszyk

65 2015 Independent Director

Frederick Driscoll

67 2017 Independent Director

John Thomas

64 2014 Independent Director

Biographies

Name Description

Patrick Soon-Shiong

Dr. Patrick Soon-Shiong, M.D., serves as a Chairman of the Board, Chief Executive Officer of the Company. Dr. Soon-Shiong was appointed Chairman of our board of directors and Chief Executive Officer in March 2015. Dr. Soon-Shiong previously served as our Co-Chairman of our board of directors from December 2014 to March 2015 and as our Chief Medical Officer from January 2015 to March 2015. In 2011, he founded NantWorks, an ecosystem of companies to create a transformative global health information and next generation pharmaceutical development network, for the secure sharing of genetic and medical information. Dr. Soon-Shiong, a physician, surgeon and scientist, has pioneered novel therapies for both diabetes and cancer, published over 100 scientific papers, and has over 230 issued patents on groundbreaking advancements spanning a myriad of fields. Dr. Soon-Shiong performed the world’s first encapsulated human islet transplant, the first engineered islet cell transplant, and the first pig to man islet cell transplant in diabetic patients. He invented and developed Abraxane, the nation’s first FDA approved protein nanoparticle albumin-bound delivery technology for the treatment of cancer. Abraxane was approved by the FDA for metastatic breast cancer in 2005, lung cancer in 2012, and pancreatic cancer in 2013. Abraxane is now approved in many countries across the globe. From 1997 to 2010, Dr. Soon-Shiong served as founder, Chairman, and CEO of two global pharmaceutical companies, American Pharmaceutical Partners (sold to Fresenius SE for $4.6 billion in 2008) and Abraxis BioScience (sold to Celgene Corporation for $3.8 billion in 2010). Dr. Soon-Shiong serves as Chairman of the Chan Soon-Shiong Family Foundation and Chairman and CEO of the Chan Soon-Shiong Institute of Molecular Medicine, a nonprofit medical research organization.

Barry Simon

Dr. Barry J. Simon, M.D. serves as President, Chief Administrative Officer, Director of the Company. He has served as a member of our board of directors since 2007 and as our President and Chief Administrative Officer since January 2017 and President and Chief Operating Officer from March 2015 to December 2016. From 2007 to March 2015, Dr. Simon was also our President and Chief Executive Officer. Prior to joining us, he held various senior management and advisory positions at Roche Labs, Inc., a U.S. pharmaceutical company; F. Hoffmann-La Roche, Ltd., a global healthcare company; Connetics Corp., a specialty pharmaceutical company; Immunomedics, Inc., a biopharmaceutical company; Immusol, Inc., a biopharmaceutical company; HealthPro BioVentures, LLC, a healthcare and life sciences investment bank; and NorthSound Capital, LLC, a U.S.-based hedge fund. Dr. Simon has successfully contributed to Biologics License Applications, or BLAs, and drug launches for Xeloda, Pegasys, Kytril, Fortovase, Valcyte, Fuzeon and Tamiflu. Dr. Simon has attended corporate training programs by the London School of Business and the Amos Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth College. He is clinically trained in infectious diseases, anesthesiology, and internal medicine and received his M.D. from the SUNY Downstate, Health Sciences Center in New York.

Steven Gorlin

Mr. Steven Gorlin serves as a Vice Chairman of the Board of the Company. Mr. Gorlin was appointed Vice Chairman of our board in December 2014. Mr. Gorlin previously served as our Executive Chairman from January 2014 to December 2014. Over the past 40 years, he has founded several biotechnology and pharmaceutical companies, including Hycor Biomedical, Inc. (acquired by Agilent), Theragenics Corporation, CytRx Corporation, Medicis Pharmaceutical Corporation (sold to Valeant for approximately $2.6 billion), EntreMed, Inc., MRI Interventions, DARA BioSciences, Inc., MiMedx, and Medivation, Inc. Mr. Gorlin previously served on the Business Advisory Council to the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine and The Johns Hopkins BioMedical Engineering Advisory Board. He also serves on the board of the Andrews Institute. He was a founder of a number of non-medical related companies, including Perma-Fix, Inc.; Pretty Good Privacy, Inc. sold to Network Associates; Judicial Correction Services, Inc. sold to Correctional Healthcare; and NTC China. He started The Touch Foundation, a nonprofit organization for the blind and was a principal financial contributor to the founding of Camp Kudzu for diabetic children. He presently serves as the Executive Chairman of the board of directors of DemeRx, Inc., and serves on the board of directors of NTC China, Inc., PolarityTE, Inc., ViCapsys, Aperisys, Rion and Smartpharm.

Sonja Nelson

Ms. Sonja Nelson is Chief Financial Officer, Principal Financial Officer of the Company. She has served as our Chief Accounting Officer from May 2016 to June 2018 and served as our VP/ Corporate Controller from November 2015 to June 2018. Prior to joining the Company, Ms. Nelson was Vice President and Corporate Controller at AltheaDx, Inc., a molecular diagnostics company and was hired to prepare the company for an IPO, from July 2014 through October 2015. Previously, Ms. Nelson was Senior Director and Controller at Cadence Pharmaceuticals, Inc. from May 2012 through June 2014. Prior to that, Ms. Nelson was Director, General Accounting at Cricket Communications, Inc., a $3 billion wireless services provider, from September 2008 through May 2012. Ms. Nelson started out her career with KPMG LLP, holds a Bachelor’s degree in accounting and taxation from the University of Applied Sciences in Pforzheim, Germany, and is a Certified Public Accountant.

Michael Blaszyk

Mr. Michael D. Blaszyk serves as an Independent Director of the Company. He has served as a member of our board of directors since July 2015. Mr. Blaszyk has served as the chief financial officer for Dignity Health (formerly known as Catholic Healthcare West), a not-for-profit public benefit corporation, since December 2000. Prior to joining Dignity Health, Mr. Blaszyk was the senior vice president and chief financial officer for University Hospitals Health System in Cleveland, Ohio, a healthcare system, from October 1997 to December 2000. Mr. Blaszyk also previously served as the managing partner of the Northeast region Health Care Provider Consulting Practice for Merger LLC (formerly known as William M. Mercer), a global consulting firm, and the executive vice president at Boston Medical Center, a non-profit academic medical center. Mr. Blaszyk is a director and member of the audit committee of Sound Physicians, Inc., a Fresenius company. He received his bachelor’s degree in life sciences from Wayne State University and his master’s degree in health services administration from the University of Colorado.

Frederick Driscoll

Mr. Frederick W. Driscoll is Independent Director of the Company. He has served as a member of our board of directors since September 2017. Mr. Driscoll served as Chief Financial Officer at Flexion Therapeutics, Inc., a publicly traded specialty pharmaceutical company, from 2013 until his retirement in March 2017, however he continues to provide advisory services to the company. Prior to Flexion, he was Chief Financial Officer at Novavax, Inc., a publicly traded biopharmaceutical company, from 2009 to 2013. From 2008 to 2009, Mr. Driscoll served as Chief Executive Officer of Genelabs Technologies, Inc., a publicly traded biopharmaceutical and diagnostics company later acquired by GlaxoSmithKline. He previously served as Genelabs’ Chief Financial Officer from 2007 to 2008. From 2000 to 2006, Mr. Driscoll served as Chief Executive Officer at OXiGENE, Inc., a biopharmaceutical company. Mr. Driscoll has also served as Chairman of the Board and Audit Committee Chair at OXiGENE and as a member of the Audit Committee for Cynapsus Therapeutics, Inc., which was sold to Sunovion Pharmaceuticals in 2016. Mr. Driscoll earned a Bachelor’s degree in accounting and finance from Bentley University.

John Thomas

Mr. John C. Thomas, Jr. serves as an Independent Director of the Company. Since 2001, Mr. Thomas has served as a member of our board of directors since April 2014. Since 2001, Mr. Thomas has served as Chief Financial Officer and Secretary, and from 2001 to 2016 as a director of CorMatrix Cardiovascular, a privately held medical device company. He has also served as Chief Financial Officer, Secretary, and Director of Motion Reality, Inc., a motion capture and simulation company, since 1991. Since 2012, Mr. Thomas has been serving as a director of Novelion Therapeutics, Inc. (formerly QLT, Inc.), a public company focused on rare diseases and is the chairperson of their Audit and Risk Committee and Nominating and Governance Committee. During the past ten years, Mr. Thomas served as acting Chief Financial Officer for DemeRx, Inc., MRI Interventions, Inc., MiMedx Group, Inc., and DARA BioSciences and as a director of MRI Interventions, Inc. Between 1999 and 2012, Mr. Thomas served as a Trustee and subsequently the Chairman of the Finance Committee of The Walker School, a private school. Mr. Thomas is a Certified Public Accountant and graduated from the University of Virginia, McIntire School of Commerce.

Basic Compensation

Name Fiscal Year Total

Patrick Soon-Shiong

636,000

Barry Simon

443,822

Steven Gorlin

180,000

Sonja Nelson

496,442

Michael Blaszyk

168,365

Frederick Driscoll

343,323

John Thomas

165,576
As Of  31 Dec 2017