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United States Cellular Corp (USM.N)

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

LeRoy Carlson

71 1989 Independent Chairman of the Board

Kenneth Meyers

64 2013 President, Chief Executive Officer, Director

Steven Campbell

66 2014 Chief Financial Officer, Executive Vice President - Finance, Treasurer, Director

Jay Ellison

65 2017 Chief Operating Officer, Executive Vice President

Deirdre Drake

52 2018 Chief Human Resource Officer, Executive Vice President

Michael Irizarry

56 2011 Executive Vice President and Chief Technology Officer - Engineering and Information Services,

Walter Carlson

64 1989 Director

Peter Sereda

59 2014 Director

Kurt Thaus

59 2014 Director

J. Samuel Crowley

67 1998 Independent Director

Ronald Daly

71 2004 Independent Director

Harry Harczak

61 2003 Independent Director

Gregory Josefowicz

65 2009 Independent Director

Cecelia Stewart

59 2013 Independent Director

Jane McCahon

57 Senior Vice President - Corporate Relations

Biographies

Name Description

LeRoy Carlson

Mr. LeRoy T. Carlson, Jr. is Independent Chairman of the Board of the United States Cellular Corp. Mr. Carlson has extensive experience with U.S. Cellular and the wireless industry as a director of U.S. Cellular since the time that U.S. Cellular was founded in 1984. He is a member of the U.S. Cellular Pricing Committee and also chairperson of the U.S. Cellular TAG committee. Mr. Carlson has been the Chairman (an executive officer) of U.S. Cellular since 1989. Mr. Carlson is also TDS' President and Chief Executive Officer (an executive officer of TDS). He has been TDS' President since 1981 and its Chief Executive Officer since 1986 and he has served on TDS' board of directors since it was founded in 1968. He has been a director of TDS Telecom since 1988 and the Chairman (an executive officer) of TDS Telecom since 1990. Mr. Carlson was previously a director and Chairman (an executive officer) of former TDS subsidiaries Aerial Communications, Inc. (formerly NASDAQ: AERL), which developed and operated wireless personal communications services, and American Paging, Inc. (formerly AMEX: APP), which operated wireless paging services. Mr. Carlson has bachelor's degree from Harvard College and an MBA from Harvard Graduate School of Business.

Kenneth Meyers

Mr. Kenneth R. Meyers is President, Chief Executive Officer, Director of the United States Cellular Corp. Mr. Meyers has been a director of TDS since 2007. Mr. Meyers was Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer (an executive officer) of TDS between 2007 and 2013, and also had been Vice President and Assistant Treasurer (an executive officer) of U.S. Cellular between 2011 and 2013. He was Chief Accounting Officer (an executive officer) of U.S. Cellular and Chief Accounting Officer (an executive officer) of TDS Telecom between 2007 and 2011. Prior to that, he was Executive Vice President—Finance, Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer (an executive officer) of U.S. Cellular since 1999 and Senior Vice President-Finance (Chief Financial Officer) and Treasurer of U.S. Cellular from 1997 to 1999. Prior to that, he was the Vice President-Finance (Chief Financial Officer) and Treasurer of U.S. Cellular for more than five years. Mr. Meyers had been employed by U.S. Cellular in accounting and financial capacities since 1987. Mr. Meyers is a Certified Public Accountant (inactive) and has an MBA from Northwestern University’s J. L. Kellogg Graduate School of Management. Mr. Meyers was a director of TDS Telecom between 2007 and 2014.

Steven Campbell

Mr. Steven T. Campbell is a Chief Financial Officer, Executive Vice President - Finance, Treasurer and Director of the United States Cellular Corp. He has significant experience with U.S. Cellular and the wireless industry, having served as an executive officer of U.S. Cellular since 2005 and as a director of U.S. Cellular since 2014. Steven T. Campbell has been the Executive Vice President – Finance, Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer of U.S. Cellular since 2007. Mr. Campbell is responsible for all financial matters for U.S. Cellular, including accounting, financial reporting and transparency, financial planning and analysis, and treasury functions. In addition, his team leads long-term business strategies, risk management, intercarrier business, legal and regulatory affairs, real estate leasing and site services, and supply chain activities. Mr. Campbell joined U.S. Cellular as Vice President and Controller in 2005. Prior to joining U.S. Cellular, Mr. Campbell held senior finance and accounting positions at 3Com Corporation (formerly NASDAQ: COMS), which was a digital electronics manufacturer, U.S. Robotics Corporation (formerly NASDAQ: USRX), a data communications company that manufactured modems and related products prior to its acquisition by 3Com in 1997, and Amoco Corporation (formerly NYSE: AN), which was an integrated petroleum company. He began his finance and accounting career with PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP. Mr. Campbell is a Certified Public Accountant (inactive), has an MBA from Northwestern University’s J. L. Kellogg Graduate School of Management and has a bachelor's degree in accounting from Quincy University.

Jay Ellison

Mr. Jay M. Ellison is Chief Operating Officer, Executive Vice President of the United States Cellular Corp. Prior to that, he was Executive Vice President – Sales and Customer Service since 2013. Prior to that, he had been retired since 2010. Prior to his retirement, he had been Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of U.S. Cellular from 2005 through 2009. He first joined U.S. Cellular in 2000 as Executive Vice President—Operations.

Deirdre Drake

Ms. Deirdre C. Drake is Chief Human Resource Officer, Executive Vice President of the United States Cellular Corp. she was managing director and chief human resources officer for Bank of Montreal Capital Markets between 2012 and 2014. Prior to that, she was senior vice president, human resources, of BMO Harris Bank, N.A., for more than five years.

Michael Irizarry

Mr. Michael S. Irizarry, Ph.D., is Chief Technology Officer and Executive Vice President - Engineering and Information Services of the United States Cellular Corp. Prior to that, he was Executive Vice President - Engineering and Chief Technology Officer since 2003. He joined U.S. Cellular as Executive Vice President and Chief Technology Officer in 2002.

Walter Carlson

Mr. Walter C.D. Carlson is Director of the United States Cellular Corp. Mr. Walter C. D. Carlson has been a partner of the law firm of Sidley Austin LLP since 1986 and is a member of its executive committee. Mr. Carlson is an experienced litigator, and has represented clients in a variety of types of specialized and general commercial litigation. The law firm of Sidley Austin LLP provides legal services to U.S. Cellular, TDS and their subsidiaries on a regular basis. See “Certain Relationships and Related Transactions” below. Mr. Carlson does not provide legal services to U.S. Cellular, TDS or their subsidiaries. Mr. Carlson has served on the board of directors of TDS since 1981 and has been TDS’ non-executive Chairman of the Board since 2002. Mr. Carlson was a director of former TDS subsidiary Aerial Communications, Inc. (formerly NASDAQ: AERL), which developed and operated wireless personal communications services. Mr. Carlson has a J.D. from Harvard University.

Peter Sereda

Mr. Peter L. Sereda is director of the United States Cellular Corp. He has extensive experience with U.S. Cellular and the wireless industry, having served as an executive officer of TDS since 1998 and as a director of U.S. Cellular since 2014. Peter L. Sereda was appointed Senior Vice President—Finance and Treasurer of TDS in 2011. Mr. Sereda is responsible for long- and short-term financing, cash and investment management, commercial and investment bank relationships, risk and pension asset management, and stock repurchases and other equity capital markets transactions for TDS and its subsidiaries, including U.S. Cellular. Mr. Sereda joined TDS in 1998 as Vice President and Treasurer. Prior to joining TDS, Mr. Sereda held senior finance positions with Specialty Foods Corporation, a private producer of meat products, and Duchossois Industries, a private manufacturer of security, lighting and other products. Mr. Sereda has an MBA in finance and statistics from the University of Chicago Graduate School of Business and a BS in civil engineering and economics from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

Kurt Thaus

Mr. Kurt B. Thaus is Director of the United States Cellular Corp. He has been the Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer of TDS since 2004. He is responsible for all elements of TDS’ information technology function, including cybersecurity, data management, and financial and operational applications. Prior to joining TDS, Mr. Thaus held senior leadership positions with T-Systems North America, Inc., a subsidiary of T-Systems International, a private information and communication technology company that is wholly-owned by Deutsche Telekom, AG, and Waste Management, Inc. (NYSE: WM), a provider of waste management and environmental services. Earlier in his career, Mr. Thaus assessed mechanical systems for nuclear power plants as an Engineering Analyst for Commonwealth Edison, an electric utility in Illinois that is wholly-owned by Exelon Corp. (NYSE: EXC) and then was a Senior Systems Engineer for Sargent & Lundy Engineers, a private company that provides consulting to power plants. Mr. Thaus holds an M S in engineering management from Northwestern University and a BS in mechanical engineering from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

J. Samuel Crowley

Mr. J. Samuel Crowley is Independent Director of the United States Cellular Corp. Mr. Crowley is currently a private investor. Between 2005 and 2007, Mr. Crowley was the chief operating officer of Gold’s Gym International, Inc., a private company which operates fitness facilities. Between 2002 and 2003, Mr. Crowley was senior vice president - new ventures, at Michaels Stores, Inc., a national specialty retail company (formerly NYSE: MIK). Between 2000 and 2002, he was a business strategy consultant with Insider Marketing, a high tech marketing consulting firm. Prior to that, Mr. Crowley was employed for more than five years by CompUSA, Inc. which, before it was acquired, was a national retailer and reseller of personal computers and had been listed on the NYSE (formerly NYSE: CPU). Mr. Crowley was part of the team that founded CompUSA and took the company public on the NYSE in 1992. He served in several roles as vice president and then was named executive vice president of operations in 1995, a position that he held until the company was acquired in 2000. In 2014, Mr. Crowley was appointed as a director and a member and chairman of the audit committee of Goodman Networks, which provides network products and services to wireless companies. In 2013, the National Association of Corporate Directors (NACD) named Mr. Crowley a NACD Fellow recognizing his commitment to the highest standards of boardroom leadership. In 2010 and 2011, Mr. Crowley was a director of Vois, Inc., a public (over-the-counter: VOIS.PK) development-stage company that is focused on the development and marketing of an Internet social networking site. Mr. Crowley has an MBA from the University of Texas at Dallas.

Ronald Daly

Mr. Ronald E. Daly is Independent Director of the United States Cellular Corp. Mr. Daly was the president and chief executive officer of Océ-USA Holding, Inc. between 2002 and 2004. Océ-USA Holding is the North American operations of Netherlands based Océ-N.V., a publicly-held global supplier of high-technology, digital document management and delivery solutions. Prior to that, Mr. Daly worked for R.R. Donnelley, Inc. (NASDAQ: RRD), a global provider of printing and communications services, for 38 years, most recently as president of R.R. Donnelley Printing Solutions. His career at R.R. Donnelley included seven years as president of its telecom group, the customers of which included major telecommunications companies. Between 2003 and 2013, Mr. Daly served as a director of SuperValu, Inc. (NYSE: SVU), a major distributor, wholesaler and retailer in the food service industry. He also served as a member of the compensation committee, governance committee and finance committee of SuperValu. Mr. Daly was a Trustee of Loyola University Chicago until 2014 and served as an Adjunct Professor of Strategy and Leadership thereof between 2004 and 2010. During this period, he taught strategy for MBA students and also taught a course on the subject of guiding transformational change. Mr. Daly is also a member of the board of directors and vice chair of the AARP, Inc. and had previously served as a member of the board of directors of the AARP Foundation. In addition, Mr. Daly has served as vice chairman of the Environmental Law and Policy Center board, president of the Leadership Greater Chicago Board, member of the Board of Trustees for the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, member of the Conference Board Council of Operating Executives and member of the National Black MBA Association. Mr. Daly has an MBA from the Loyola University School of Business.

Harry Harczak

Mr. Harry J. Harczak, Jr. is Independent Director of the United States Cellular Corp. Mr. Harczak is a private investor and has been a managing director of Sawdust Capital, LLC, a privately-owned investment management company, since 2008. Mr. Harczak was an officer of CDW Corporation, a provider of technology products and services, between 1994 and 2007, where he was successively the chief financial officer and the executive vice president of sales, marketing and business development. During that period, CDW was publicly-traded and listed on the NASDAQ under the symbol: CDWC. CDW became privately-held in 2007 and in 2013 resumed public-trading on the NASDAQ under the symbol: CDW. Prior to that, Mr. Harczak was a partner at PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP, an international public accounting firm and, prior to that, was employed by PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP in managing and senior-level auditing capacities. Mr. Harczak is a director and member of the audit committee and governance and nominating committee of Tech Data Corporation (NASDAQ: TECD), a distributor of technology products from information technology hardware and software producers. Mr. Harczak is a director of Jail Education Solutions, Inc., a private company doing business as Edovo, which provides education services to correctional facilities. Mr. Harczak is also a board member of several private and non-profit entities. Mr. Harczak is a Certified Public Accountant (inactive). Mr. Harczak has an undergraduate degree in accounting from DePaul University and an MBA from the University of Chicago.

Gregory Josefowicz

Mr. Gregory P. Josefowicz is Independent Director of the United States Cellular Corp. Mr. Gregory P. Josefowicz is currently a private investor. He previously served as a non-exclusive, senior level consultant to Borders Group, Inc. (NYSE: BGP), a global retailer of books, music and movies, between 2006 and 2008. From 1999 until his retirement in 2006, Mr. Josefowicz served as a director and president and chief executive officer, and was named chairman of the board in 2002, of Borders Group which, at the time, had over 14,000 employees worldwide. Prior to that, he was chief executive officer of the Jewel-Osco division of American Stores Company, which operated food and drug stores in the greater Chicago, Illinois and Milwaukee, Wisconsin areas, from 1997 until 1999 when American Stores merged into Albertson’s Inc., a national retail food-drug chain. At that time, Mr. Josefowicz became president of Albertson’s Midwest region. Mr. Josefowicz joined Jewel in 1974, and was elected senior vice president of marketing and advertising in 1993. Mr. Josefowicz has been a member of the board of directors of True Value Company, a retailer-owned cooperative that operates hardware stores, since 2010. Mr. Josefowicz is a member of the board of directors of KeHE Distributors, LLC, an employee-owned company which distributes food products to retailers in North America. Mr. Josefowicz was formerly a director of Roundy’s, Inc. (formerly NYSE: RNDY), a leading grocer in the Midwest, between 2012 and 2015. Mr. Josefowicz was formerly the non-executive chairman of the board of directors of PetSmart, Inc. (formerly NASDAQ: PETM), a leading pet supply and services retailer, between 2013 and 2015. Mr. Josefowicz was formerly a member of the board of directors of Tops Holding Corporation, the parent of Tops Markets, LLC, which operates and franchises supermarkets, between 2008 and 2013. Mr. Josefowicz has an MBA from Northwestern University’s J. L. Kellogg Graduate School of Management.

Cecelia Stewart

Ms. Cecelia D. Stewart is Independent Director of the United States Cellular Corp. Prior to that, Ms. Stewart was the president of the retail banking group and chief executive officer of the private bank division of Morgan Stanley (NYSE: MS), a global financial services firm providing a wide range of investment banking, securities, investment management and wealth management services, between 2009 and 2011. Prior to that, Ms. Stewart served as executive vice president and head of retail and small business banking at Wachovia Corporation, which at the time was a publicly-held diversified financial services company (formerly NYSE: WB), from 2003 to 2008. Prior to that, she had been employed by Wachovia Corporation since 1978 in a variety of regional banking positions. 9 Ms. Stewart has been a director of First Horizon National Corporation (NYSE: FHN), a bank holding company providing regional banking and other financial services primarily in Tennessee and surrounding markets, since 2014. She also serves as a member of this company’s audit committee and trust committee and is chairperson of its information technology committee. Ms. Stewart attended the University of South Carolina and graduated from Winthrop University's Executive Master of Business Administration program with honors in 1993.

Jane McCahon

Basic Compensation

Name Fiscal Year Total

LeRoy Carlson

766,500

Kenneth Meyers

7,812,360

Steven Campbell

2,595,300

Jay Ellison

2,653,350

Deirdre Drake

1,401,640

Michael Irizarry

2,629,060

Walter Carlson

167,000

Peter Sereda

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Kurt Thaus

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J. Samuel Crowley

217,000

Ronald Daly

188,000

Harry Harczak

192,000

Gregory Josefowicz

183,500

Cecelia Stewart

193,742

Jane McCahon

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As Of  31 Dec 2017