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Cable ONE Inc (CABO.N)

CABO.N on New York Stock Exchange

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15 Dec 2017
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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Thomas Might

65 2017 Executive Chairman of the Board

Julia Laulis

54 2017 President, Chief Executive Officer, Director

Kevin Coyle

65 2015 Chief Financial Officer, Senior Vice President

Michael Bowker

48 2017 Chief Operating Officer

Alan Silverman

63 2015 Senior Vice President, General Counsel, Secretary and Director of Administration

Stephen Fox

51 2015 Senior Vice President, Chief Network Officer

Eric Lardy

43 2017 Senior Vice President

Charles McDonald

41 2016 Senior Vice President - Operations

Katharine Weymouth

50 Director

Brad Brian

64 Independent Director

Thomas Gayner

55 Lead Independent Director

Deborah Kissire

59 Independent Director

Alan Spoon

65 Independent Director

Wallace Weitz

67 Independent Director

Biographies

Name Description

Thomas Might

Mr. Thomas O. Might is Director of the company. He is no longer Executive Chairman of the Board of the Company effective December 31, 2017. He is no longer Chief Executive Officer of the Company, effective January 1, 2017. Mr. Might joined The Washington Post Company in 1978 as assistant to publisher Donald E. Graham after serving a summer internship at the newspaper in 1977. He was promoted to Vice President-Production in 1982 and served in that position until 1987, when he became Vice President-Production and Marketing. In 1991, Mr. Might was named Vice President-Advertising Sales. In 1993, Mr. Might was promoted to President and Chief Operating Officer of Cable ONE (formerly named Post-Newsweek Cable). He became President and Chief Executive Officer of Cable ONE in 1994 and was elected to the Board in 1995. Mr. Might serves on the boards of the American Cable Association and C-SPAN. Mr. Might was a Combat Engineer Officer in the U.S. Army from 1972 to 1976.

Julia Laulis

Ms. Julia M. Laulis is re designated as Chairman of the Board, President, Chief Executive Officer of the Company effective December 31, 2017. Ms. Laulis joined Cable ONE in 1999 as Director of Marketing-NW Division. In 2001, she was named Vice President of Operations for the SW Division. In 2004, she accepted the additional responsibility for starting up Cable ONE’s Phoenix Customer Care Center. In 2008, she was named Chief Operations Officer, and in 2012, she was named Chief Operating Officer of Cable ONE. In January 2015, she was promoted to President and Chief Operating Officer of Cable ONE. Prior to joining Cable ONE, Ms. Laulis served in various senior marketing positions with Jones Communications. Ms. Laulis began her 30-plus-year career in the cable industry with Hauser Communications.

Kevin Coyle

Mr. Kevin P. Coyle is the Chief Financial Officer, Senior Vice President of the Company. Coyle has more than 30 years of financial and operations experience. Prior to joining Cable One, he served with Elauwit Networks, a private provider of telecom services to MDUs as Chief Financial Officer from September 2014 to March 2015 and as Senior Vice President – Business Development from May 2014 to September 2014. From 2012 to 2015, Mr. Coyle served as a director and as the chairman of the audit committee of WPCS International Incorporated, a publicly traded provider of fixed wireless technology services for corporations. Previously, Mr. Coyle performed strategic planning for Charter Communications and Comcast Communications in their MDU and business sales area as Senior Vice President – Business Development of Comcast from January 2011 to June 2011 and as a Principal with KPC Consulting, an independent, private consulting firm, from 2009 to January 2011 and from June 2011 to 2014. Before that, Mr. Coyle served as Treasurer and Chief Financial Officer at Jones Intercable, a publicly traded cable television company with 1.4 million subscribers that was acquired by Comcast in 1999. Mr. Coyle has been the Chief Executive Officer of two start-up companies and the Chief Financial Officer of two others in telecommunications and high-tech fields.

Michael Bowker

Mr. Michael E. Bowker serves as Chief Operating Officer of the Company. He was Senior Vice President, Chief Sales and Marketing Officer of the Company. Mr. Bowker joined Cable One in 1999 as Advertising Regional Sales Manager. Mr. Bowker was named Vice President of Sales in 2012, and was promoted to Senior Vice President, Chief Sales and Marketing Officer in 2014. Prior to joining Cable One, Mr. Bowker was with AT&T Media Services and TCI Cable, where he served in various sales management positions.

Alan Silverman

Mr. Alan H. Silverman is no longer Senior Vice President, General Counsel, Secretary and Director of Administration of the Company effective December 29, 2017. From 1986 to December 2014, Mr. Silverman was Vice President, General Counsel, Director of Administration and Secretary of Cable One. Prior to joining Cable One, he was Assistant Counsel at Newsweek, Inc. (then a subsidiary of The Washington Post Company), and he also practiced law at Hughes Hubbard & Reed in New York.

Stephen Fox

Mr. Stephen A. Fox is the Senior Vice President, Chief Network Officer of the Company. Mr. Fox started his career in 1988 as a programmer/operator for Cable One (formerly named Post-Newsweek Cable). Mr. Fox’s current areas of responsibility include long range planning and the strategic evolution of technology roadmaps related to products, internal and external networks and capital allocation. Prior to his current position, Mr. Fox was named Senior Vice President, Chief Technology Officer in 2008.

Eric Lardy

Mr. Eric M. Lardy serves as Senior Vice President of the company. Mr. Lardy joined Cable One in 1997 as a manager in one of our systems and held a variety of positions of increasing responsibility in marketing, operations, and system general management. Mr. Lardy was named Vice President, Strategic Planning and Finance in 2014, and was promoted to Senior Vice President in January 2017.

Charles McDonald

Mr. Charles B. McDonald is the Senior Vice President - Operations of the Company. Mr. McDonald joined Cable One in 2008 as an Industrial Engineer. Mr. McDonald was named Vice President, Customer Service Operations in 2014, and was promoted to Senior Vice President, Operations in January 2016. Prior to joining Cable One, Mr. McDonald worked as a Senior Process Engineer for Three-Five Systems and Brillian Corp.

Katharine Weymouth

Ms. Katharine B. Weymouth is the Director of the Company. Weymouth was the Chief Executive Officer of Washington Post Media and Publisher of The Washington Post newspaper from February 2008 until October 2014. She joined The Washington Post Company in 1996 as Assistant General Counsel of The Washington Post newspaper and held various positions within that organization over the course of 18 years. Ms. Weymouth held several positions within The Washington Post’s advertising department, including Director of the department’s jobs unit, Director of Advertising Sales and Vice President of Advertising. She also served as Associate Counsel of Washingtonpost.Newsweek Interactive, then the online publishing subsidiary of The Washington Post Company. Ms. Weymouth has been a director of GHC, from which Cable ONE was spun-off in July 2015, since September 2010. She serves as a Trustee of the Philip L. Graham Fund and of The Field School and is a director of The Economic Club of Washington, D.C. Ms. Weymouth brings to the Board public company leadership, management oversight and operational expertise gained through her various senior roles with and directorship of GHC.

Brad Brian

Mr. Brad D. Brian is the Independent Director of the Company. Mr. Brian is a Co-Managing Partner at the California law firm Munger, Tolles & Olson LLP, having been with the firm for over 30 years. A complex civil and criminal litigator, Mr. Brian is a Fellow in the American College of Trial Lawyers and the International Academy of Trial Lawyers. Mr. Brian has represented numerous Fortune 500 corporations in lawsuits and government investigations. This work has included trials, regulatory investigations and internal corporate investigations. He also has defended companies against more than 40 lawsuits filed under the qui tam provisions of the False Claims Act. Mr. Brian brings to the Board his experience as a litigator and understanding of legal matters that may arise at Cable ONE.

Thomas Gayner

Mr. Thomas S. Gayner is the Lead Independent Director of the Company. Mr. Gayner has served as Co-Chief Executive Officer of Markel Corporation, a publicly traded financial holding company headquartered in Glen Allen, Virginia, since January 2016 and as a director since August 2016. He also served as President and Chief Investment Officer of Markel Corporation from May 2010 until December 2015, and as a director of Markel Corporation from 1998 to 2003. Since 1990, he has served as President of Markel-Gayner Asset Management Corporation. Previously, he was a certified public accountant at PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP and a Vice President of Davenport & Company LLC in Virginia. Mr. Gayner serves on the boards of GHC, Colfax Corporation and The Davis Series Mutual Funds. He also serves on the boards of the non-profit entities Bon Secours Health System and the Community Foundation of Richmond.

Deborah Kissire

Ms. Deborah J. Kissire is the Independent Director of the Company. Ms. Kissire retired as a partner of Ernst & Young LLP, an independent registered public accounting firm, in July 2015 after a 36-year career. At the time of her retirement, Ms. Kissire served as Ernst & Young’s Vice Chair and East Central Managing Partner as well as a member of the Americas Executive Board. Ms. Kissire serves on the board of Omnicom Group Inc. and she has served on the boards of Goodwill Industries of Greater Washington and Junior Achievement USA. Ms. Kissire brings to the Board her significant experience in public company financial reporting, accounting and financial control matters.

Alan Spoon

Mr. Alan G. Spoon is the Independent Director of the Company. Mr. Spoon is currently Partner Emeritus at Polaris Partners, a private investment firm that provides venture capital to development-stage companies. He has been with Polaris Partners since May 2000, previously serving as Managing General Partner and General Partner. Mr. Spoon was Chief Operating Officer and a director of The Washington Post Company from March 1991 through May 2000 and served as President of The Washington Post Company from September 1993 through May 2000. Prior to that, he held a wide variety of positions at The Washington Post Company, including President of Newsweek from September 1989 to May 1991. Mr. Spoon began his career at, and later became a partner of, The Boston Consulting Group. Mr. Spoon serves on the boards of Danaher Corporation, IAC/InterActiveCorp and Match Group, Inc. and previously served as a director of Cable ONE from 1991 to 2000. Additionally, he has served on the boards of Getty Images, TechTarget, Inc. Human Genome Sciences, Ticketmaster and American Management Systems. Previously, Mr. Spoon was a member of the Board of Regents at the Smithsonian Institution (formerly Vice Chairman). He is a member of the MIT Corporation, where he also serves on the board of edX (an online education platform). Mr. Spoon’s public company leadership experience gives him insight into business strategy, leadership and executive compensation, and his public company and private equity experience give him insight into technology trends, acquisition strategy and financing. With more than 20 years of experience with The Washington Post Company, including nine years as a director of Cable ONE, he also has knowledge of Cable ONE’s business.

Wallace Weitz

Mr. Wallace R. Weitz is the Independent Director of the Company. Mr. Weitz founded the investment management firm Weitz Investment Management, Inc. in 1983 as Wallace R. Weitz & Company and has since served in various roles at Weitz Investment Management, including Chief Investment Officer, President and Portfolio Manager. Mr. Weitz manages the Partners III Opportunity Fund and co-manages the Partners Value Fund and Hickory Fund, each of which is managed by Weitz Investment Management. Mr. Weitz has served as a Trustee of the Weitz Funds since 1986. Mr. Weitz began his career in New York as a securities analyst before joining Chiles, Heider & Co. in Omaha, Nebraska in 1973. There, he spent 10 years as an analyst and portfolio manager. Mr. Weitz is on the Board of Trustees for Carleton College and serves on various other non-profit boards.

Basic Compensation

Name Fiscal Year Total

Thomas Might

3,222,610

Julia Laulis

1,175,900

Kevin Coyle

781,426

Michael Bowker

--

Alan Silverman

747,925

Stephen Fox

726,368

Eric Lardy

--

Charles McDonald

--

Katharine Weymouth

150,413

Brad Brian

152,091

Thomas Gayner

165,688

Deborah Kissire

167,366

Alan Spoon

151,480

Wallace Weitz

167,366
As Of  31 Dec 2016