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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Lin Zhang

48 2019 Non-Executive Chairman of the Board

Adam Aron

65 2016 President, Chief Executive Officer, Director

Sean Goodman

54 2020 Chief Financial Officer

Carla Chavarria

54 2019 Chief Human Resource Officer, Senior Vice President

Stephen Colanero

53 2009 Executive Vice President, Chief Marketing Officer

Daniel Ellis

51 2020 Executive Vice President - Development & International Department

Elizabeth Frank

50 2017 Executive Vice President, Worldwide Programming, Chief Content Officer

John McDonald

62 2009 Executive Vice President, U.S. Operations

Chris Cox

54 2010 Senior Vice President, Chief Accounting Officer

Kevin Connor

57 2003 Senior Vice President, General Counsel, Secretary

Howard Koch

74 2014 Director

Gary Locke

70 2016 Director

MaoJun Zeng

48 2019 Director

Philip Lader

74 2019 Independent Director

Kathleen Pawlus

60 2014 Independent Director

Anthony Saich

67 2012 Independent Director

Adam Jay Sussman

49 2019 Independent Director

Lee Wittlinger

37 2018 Independent Director

John Merriwether

Vice President, Investor Relations

Biographies

Name Description

Lin Zhang

Mr. Lin Zhang CPA serves as Non-Executive Chairman of the Board of the Company. Mr. Zhang previously served as a director of the Company and Chairperson from August 2012 until March 2018. Mr. Zhang is currently on the board of directors of Wanda Group, President of Wanda Cultural Industries Group, Chairperson of Wanda Film Holding Co., Ltd., and Chairperson of Wanda Sports Group. Mr. Zhang joined Wanda Group in 2000 and has served in various positions, including General Manager of Wanda Group project companies in Nanjing, Shenyang and Chengdu, and CFO and Vice President of Wanda Group. Mr. Zhang has served as the Chairperson of Wanda Sports Group Company Limited since November 2018, a non-executive director of Wanda Hotel Development Co. Ltd since November 2017, the chairperson of World Triathlon Corporation since November 2015, the chairperson of the board of Infront Holding AG since July 2015, the President of Wanda Cultural Industry Group since December 2013, the CEO of Wanda Cultural Industries Group since December 2012, a director of Dalian Wanda Group since February 2011 and as the chairperson and a director of Wanda Film Holding Co., Ltd. since November 2006. He also served as a non-executive director of Dalian Wanda Commercial from December 2009 to January 2016. Mr. Zhang graduated with a bachelor's degree in accounting from Dongbei University of Finance and Economics and obtained an MBA degree from the Guanghua School of Management at Peking University. Mr. Zhang has significant experience in financial and operational management with large companies, with particular focus on corporate strategy and investment, which makes him well-positioned to serve as a director of the Company.

Adam Aron

Mr. Adam M. Aron serves as President, Chief Executive Officer, Director of the Company. From February 2015 to December 2015, Mr. Aron was appointed Chief Executive Officer of Starwood Hotels and Resorts Worldwide, Inc. Since 2006, Mr. Aron has served as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of World Leisure Partners, Inc. a personal consultancy for matters related to travel and tourism, high-end real estate development, and professional sports, that he founded. Mr. Aron served as Chief Executive Officer and Co-Owner of the Philadelphia 76ers from 2011 to 2013, and remains an investor currently. From 2006 to 2015, Mr. Aron served as Senior Operating Partner of Apollo Management L.P. Mr. Aron currently serves on the board of directors of Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings, Ltd. and HBSE, which owns the NHL’s New Jersey Devils and the NBA’s Philadelphia 76ers. Mr. Aron served on the board of directors of Prestige Cruise Holdings Inc. from 2007 to 2014. Mr. Aron received a Master’s of

Sean Goodman

Mr. Sean D. Goodman CPA serves as Chief Financial Officer of the Company. He is Executive Vice President - Finance of the Company, effective December 2, 2019. has served since July 2017 as the Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Asbury Automotive Group, Inc. (“ABG”), a publicly-traded company (NYSE: ABG) and one of the largest automotive retailers in the United States. Prior to joining ABG, Mr. Goodman served as the Vice President, Chief Financial Officer and Chief Accounting Officer from January of 2016 to June of 2017 of Unifi, Inc., a publicly-traded company (NYSE: UFI) focused on the manufacture and sale of recycled and synthetic products. Mr. Goodman also served as Senior Vice President & Chief Financial Officer of the Americas region of Landis+Gyr, Inc. (SWISS: LAND), a subsidiary of Toshiba Corporation, from April of 2011 to January of 2016. Prior to that, Mr. Goodman served in various roles from February of 2006 to April of 2011 at The Home Depot, Inc. (NYSE: HD) (“Home Depot”). Mr. Goodman’s various roles included Director of Strategic Business Development and Director of Finance where he was responsible for financial leadership and Financial Planning and Analysis for Home Depot. Mr. Goodman began his career holding various positions in capital markets, accounting, treasury, finance and strategy with Morgan Stanley, Inc. (NYSE: MS) and Deloitte & Touche LLP. Mr. Goodman is a certified public accountant and has a Bachelor of Business Science from the University of Cape Town in South Africa and an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School.

Carla Chavarria

Ms. Carla C. Chavarria serves as Chief Human Resource Officer, Senior Vice President of the Company. Ms. Chavarria served as Vice President, Human Resources Services from September 2006 to January 2014. Prior thereto, Ms. Chavarria served as Vice President, Recruitment and Development from April 2005 to September 2006. Ms. Chavarria’s prior experience includes human resources manager and director of employment practices. Ms. Chavarria began her career at AMC in 1988 as a theatre manager in Philadelphia. Ms. Chavarria serves as co-chair for the AMC Cares Invitational and is a member of the AMC Investment Committee. She is formerly a board member for the Quality Hill Playhouse and Big Brothers Big Sisters of Kansas City. She currently serves on the boards of the Kansas City Zoo, Negro League Baseball Museum and is the chair of Win Win. Ms. Chavarria has over 20 years of human resources experience. Ms. Chavarria holds a B.S. from The Pennsylvania State University.

Stephen Colanero

Mr. Stephen A. Colanero serves as Executive Vice President, Chief Marketing Officer of the Company. Prior to joining AMC, Mr. Colanero served as Vice President of Marketing for RadioShack Corporation from April 2008 to December 2009. Mr. Colanero also served as Senior Vice President of Retail Marketing for Washington Mutual Inc. from February 2006 to August 2007 and as Senior Vice President, Strategic Marketing for Blockbuster Inc. from November 1994 to January 2006. Mr. Colanero holds a B.S. degree in Accounting from Villanova University and a M.B.A. in Marketing and Strategic Management from The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania.

Daniel Ellis

Mr. Daniel E. Ellis J.D. serves as Executive Vice President - Development & International Department of the Company. From August 2011 until December 2016, Mr. Ellis was Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary of Carmike Cinemas, Inc. From 1999 until 2011, Mr. Ellis served in several roles with Lodgian, Inc., including as President, Chief Executive Officer, and a member of the Board of Directors from 2009 through 2010 and Senior Vice-President, General Counsel and Secretary from 2002 through 2009. Prior to joining Lodgian, Mr. Ellis served as an Assistant District Attorney for the State of Georgia.

Elizabeth Frank

Ms. Elizabeth Frank serves as Executive Vice President, Worldwide Programming, Chief Content Officer of the Company. Between August 2010 and July 2012, Ms. Frank served as Senior Vice President, Strategy and Strategic Partnerships. From 2006 to 2010, Ms. Frank served as Senior Vice President of Global Programs for AmeriCares. From 2003 to 2006, Ms. Frank served as Vice President of Corporate Strategic Planning for Time Warner Inc. Prior to Time Warner Inc., Ms. Frank was a partner at McKinsey & Company for nine years. Ms. Frank holds a Bachelor of Business Administration degree from Lehigh University and a Masters of Business Administration from Harvard University.

John McDonald

Mr. John Douglas McDonald serves as Executive Vice President, U.S. Operations of the Company. Prior to July 2009, Mr. McDonald served as Executive Vice President, U.S. and Canada Operations effective October 1998. Mr. McDonald served as Senior Vice President, Corporate Operations from November 1995 to October 1998. Mr. McDonald is a member of the National Association of Theatre Owners Advisory board of directors, Chairman of the Technology Committee for the National Association of Theatre Owners, and member of the board of directors for Digital Cinema Distribution Coalition, LLC. Mr. McDonald has successfully managed the integration for the Gulf States, General Cinema, Loews, Kerasotes, and Carmike mergers and acquisitions. Mr. McDonald attended California State Polytechnic University where he studied economics and history.

Chris Cox

Mr. Chris A. Cox serves as Senior Vice President, Chief Accounting Officer of the Company. Prior thereto Mr. Cox served as Vice President and Chief Accounting Officer since May 2002. Prior to May 2002, Mr. Cox had served as Vice President and Controller since November 2000. Previously, Mr. Cox had served as Director of Corporate Accounting for the Dial Corporation from December 1999 until November 2000. Mr. Cox holds a Bachelor of Business Administration degree in Accounting and Finance from the University of Iowa.

Kevin Connor

Mr. Kevin M. Connor J.D. serves as Senior Vice President, General Counsel, Secretary of the Company. Prior to April 2003, Mr. Connor served as Senior Vice President, Legal beginning November 2002. Prior thereto, Mr. Connor was in private practice in Kansas City, Missouri as a partner with the firm Seigfreid Bingham, P.C. from October 1995. Mr. Connor holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in English and History from Vanderbilt University, a Juris Doctorate degree from the University of Kansas School of Law and LLM in Taxation from the University of Missouri-Kansas City.

Howard Koch

Mr. Howard W. Koch Jr. serves as Director of the Company. Mr. Howard W. "Hawk" Koch, Jr. has served as a director of the Company since October 2014. Mr. Koch is a veteran movie producer and principal at The Koch Company, the former president of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences ("AMPAS"), and Recording Secretary and former President of the Producers Guild of America. Mr. Koch currently serves on the Board of Directors of the Motion Picture & Television Fund and the National Film Preservation Foundation. Mr. Koch previously served on the Board of Governors of AMPAS from 2004 to 2013 and the Board of Directors of the Producers Guild of America from 1999 to 2020. Mr. Koch has been intimately involved with the making of over 60 major motion pictures, among them such films as "Source Code", "Fracture", "Primal Fear", "Marathon Man," "Chinatown," "Wayne's World," "Peggy Sue Got Married," "The Idolmaker," "Heaven Can Wait," "The Way We Were" and "Rosemary's Baby." Mr. Koch continues to develop and produce movies. Mr. Koch has over 50 years of experience in the motion picture industry and provides our Board with a unique insight into the production of movies that are exhibited on our screens.

Gary Locke

Mr. Gary F. Locke J.D. serves as Director of the Company. Mr. Locke is currently a trade consultant and owner of Locke Global Strategies, LLC since 2014. Mr. Locke was the first Chinese American to be elected as a U.S. Governor when the voters of Washington elected him in 1996 and re-elected him in 2000. During his administration, he strengthened economic ties between China and Washington State. Mr. Locke then served as U.S. Commerce Secretary from 2009-2011, where he led the effort to implement President Obama's National Export Initiative to double American exports in five years. He then became America's 10th Ambassador to China, serving from 2011-2014, and during his service he opened markets for made-in-USA goods and services and reduced wait times for visa interviews of Chinese applicants from 100 days to three days. Mr. Locke is a member of the board of directors of Fortinet, Inc. and nLight, Inc. He attended Yale University, graduating with a bachelor's degree in political science and received his law degree from Boston University. Mr. Locke brings to the Board a global and valuable business perspective due to his extensive role in politics and experience as an Ambassador to China.

MaoJun Zeng

Mr. MaoJun Zeng serves as Director of the Company. Mr. Zeng has served as the President of Wanda Film Holding Co., Ltd. (formerly known as Wanda Cinema Line Corporation), a subsidiary of Wanda group, since June 29, 2015, and has served as a member of its Board of Directors since January 22, 2015. Mr. Zeng has also served as Senior Vice President of Wanda Cultural Industries Group since October 13, 2016, as well as previously held positions of Vice President, Senior Assistant to the President and Assistant to the President. Mr. Zeng has held other positions within the Wanda group and its subsidiaries. Mr. Zeng holds an undergraduate degree and a master's degree in business administration from Renmin University of China. Mr. Zeng has experience serving in an executive leadership role at a major theatrical exhibition company in China and brings to the Board valuable theatrical exhibition knowledge.

Philip Lader

Amb. Philip Lader J.D. serves as Independent Director of the Company. Mr. Philip Lader has served as a director of the Company since June 2019. Mr. Lader is a Senior Advisor to Morgan Stanley Institutional Securities, as well as the former U.S. Ambassador to the Court of St. James's and Chairperson of WPP plc. Mr. Lader served in President Clinton's Cabinet and as Administrator of the US Small Business Administration, White House Deputy Chief of Staff, Assistant to the President, and Deputy Director of the Office of Management & Budget. Previously, he was Executive Vice President of Sir James Goldsmith's US holdings and President of Sea Pines Company, universities in South Carolina and Australia, and Business Executives for National Security. Also, he is currently a trustee and Investment Committee Chairperson of RAND Corporation and several foundations, as well as a member of the boards of several privately-held companies, the investment committees of Morgan Stanley's Global Infrastructure and Real Estate Funds, and the Council on Foreign Relations. He currently or has previously served on the boards of Lloyds of London, Marathon Oil, AES, WPP plc, Songbird (Canary Wharf), Rusal Corporations, the British Museum, American Red Cross, Smithsonian Museum of American History, St. Paul's Cathedral Foundation, Atlantic Council, and several banks and universities. He is partner emeritus in the Nelson Mullins law firm and the founder and co-host of Renaissance Weekends. Mr. Lader's education includes Duke, Michigan, Oxford and Harvard Law School, and he has been awarded honorary doctorates by 14 universities. An Honorary Fellow of Oxford University's Pembroke College and London Business School and Honorary Bencher of Middle Temple (British Inns of Court), he was awarded the Benjamin Franklin Medal by The Royal Society for Arts, Manufactures & Commerce for his contributions to trans-Atlantic relations. Mr. Lader brings vast experience in business, government and law to the Board.

Kathleen Pawlus

Ms. Kathleen M. Pawlus CPA serves as Independent Director of the Company. Ms. Pawlus, a retired partner of Ernst and Young, LLP ("EY"), served as the Global Assurance Chief Financial Officer and Chief Operating Officer from 2012 to 2014. EY's Assurance practice is the largest of EY's four service lines and includes its Audit Practice, Fraud, Investigation and Dispute Services Practice, Climate Change and Sustainability Services Practice and its Financial Accounting Advisory Services Practice. Prior to this, from 2006 to 2012, Ms. Pawlus served as EY's Americas Vice Chairperson and Chief Financial Officer, Global PBFA Function Leader and US Firm Vice Chairperson and Chief Financial Officer responsible for finance, IT operations, treasury, purchasing and facilities. Ms. Pawlus served on EY's U.S. Executive Board from 2006 to 2012. Ms. Pawlus earned her Bachelor of Science degree from Indiana University and is a Certified Public Accountant. Ms. Pawlus brings to the Board extensive financial, accounting, operational and management experience in various capacities with more than 30 years of experience.

Anthony Saich

Dr. Anthony J. Saich Ph.D. serves as Independent Director of the Company. Dr. Saich has served as the Director of the Ash Center for Democratic Governance and Innovation and Daewoo Professor of International Affairs at Harvard University. In his capacity as Ash Center Director, Dr. Saich also serves as the director of the Rajawali Foundation Institute for Asia and the faculty chairperson of the China Public Policy Program, the Asia Energy Leaders Program and the Leadership Transformation in Indonesia Program. He oversees the School's work in Vietnam as well as Myanmar, and the Ash Center's programs on democratic governance and local government innovation. Dr. Saich also serves as a member of International Bridges to Justice and as the U.S. Secretary-General of the China United States Strategic Philanthropy Network. Dr. Saich sits on the executive committees of the John King Fairbank Center for Chinese Studies and the Asia Center, both at Harvard University, and serves as the Harvard representative of the Kennedy Memorial Trust. Dr. Saich holds a bachelor's degree in politics and geography from the University of Newcastle, United Kingdom, a master's degree in politics with special reference to China from the School of Oriental and African Studies, London University, and has a Ph.D. from the Faculty of Letters, University of Leiden, the Netherlands. Dr. Saich has over 40 years of experience in international affairs and will provide valuable international insights to the Company.

Adam Jay Sussman

Mr. Adam Jay Sussman serves as Independent Director of the Company. Mr. Sussman has served as President of Epic Games, Inc. since February 2020. Prior to that, Mr. Sussman was appointed as Nike, Inc.'s first-ever Chief Digital Officer, was previously head of Nike's Global Strategy and Corporate Development and served as the VP/GM Direct Digital and Geographies. He was responsible for building Nike's portfolio of world-class digital consumer experiences and innovations and transforming retail for the world's leading sports brand. He managed Nike's digital teams globally and Nike's direct-to-consumer GM's across the four key operating geographies of the company. Prior to Nike, Mr. Sussman was Senior Vice President of Global Publishing at Zynga responsible for marketing, sales, growth and digital products. He also served as Senior Vice President of Publishing at Disney, building the global team that managed gaming properties across all media platforms around the world. At Electronic Arts, he was Vice President of Worldwide Publishing, leading the team that established EA Mobile as the #1 publisher on the Apple App store. Mr. Sussman started his career as a creative executive at Hearst Entertainment, a division of the Hearst Corporation. Mr. Sussman holds a BA from Harvard College and an MBA from Harvard University Graduate School of Business Administration. Mr. Sussman brings valuable experience in marketing, information technology and digital platforms to the Board.

Lee Wittlinger

Mr. Lee E. Wittlinger serves as Independent Director of the Company. Mr. Wittlinger is a Managing Director of Silver Lake Group, L.L.C. ("Silver Lake"), which he joined in 2007. Mr. Wittlinger currently serves as a director on the boards of GoDaddy Inc. ("GoDaddy"), Oak View Group, LLC and WPEngine, Inc. Mr. Wittlinger previously served as a director of Vantage Data Centers Management Company, LLC and Cast & Crew Entertainment Services LLC ("Cast & Crew"), and as a member of Cast & Crew's and GoDaddy's audit committees. Prior to Silver Lake, Mr. Wittlinger worked as an investment banker in the Technology, Media and Telecommunications Group at Goldman, Sachs & Co., where he focused on mergers and acquisitions and financing transactions in the technology industry. Mr. Wittlinger graduated summa cum laude from The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, where he received a B.S. in Economics, with dual concentrations in Finance and Accounting. Mr. Wittlinger brings extensive financial and banking expertise to the Company. See "Related Party Transactions" for details of Mr. Wittlinger's appointment.

John Merriwether