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Cincinnati Bell Inc (CBB.N)

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Leigh Fox

44 2017 President, Chief Executive Officer

Andrew Kaiser

48 2016 Chief Financial Officer

Thomas Simpson

44 2017 Chief Operating Officer

Christopher Wilson

51 2003 Vice President, General Counsel

Joshua Duckworth

38 2013 Vice President - Investor Relations, Controller

Shanno Mullen

40 2017 Vice President, Corporate Controller

Theodore Torbeck

60 2017 Director

Phillip Cox

69 1993 Independent Director

John Eck

57 2014 Independent Director

Jakki Haussler

60 2008 Independent Director

Craig Maier

67 2008 Independent Director

Russel Mayer

63 2013 Independent Director

Lynn Wentworth

58 2008 Independent Director

Martin Yudkovitz

62 2015 Independent Director

John Zrno

78 1999 Independent Director

Biographies

Name Description

Leigh Fox

Mr. Leigh R. Fox is President, Chief Executive Officer of the Company. He was Chief Operating Officer of the Company. He joined the Company in July 2001 and has held various positions of increasing responsibility at the Company including: President and Chief Operating Officer (September 2016-present); Chief Financial Officer (October 2013-September 2016); Chief Administrative Officer (July 2013-October 2013); Senior Vice President of Finance and Operations (December 2012-July 2013); and Vice President of Finance at Cincinnati Bell Technology Solutions Inc. (October 2008-December 2012).

Andrew Kaiser

Mr. Andrew R. Kaiser serves as Chief Financial Officer of the Company. He was Vice President Consumer Marketing and Data Analytics of the Company from December 2015 to September 2016; Vice President Corporate Finance of the Company from January 2014 to December 2015; Partner at Howard Roark Consulting, LLC from 2005 to January 2014.

Thomas Simpson

Mr. Thomas E. Simpson is Chief Operating Officer of the Company. As chief operating officer, Mr. Simpson will be responsible for overseeing all aspects of operations, sales and customer care for the Entertainment & Communications Segment. Prior to his appointment as Chief Operating Officer, Mr. Simpson served as Senior Vice President and Chief Technology Officer of the Company since January 2015; Vice President and Chief Technology Officer at Cincinnati Bell Technology Solutions (CBTS) since 2014; Vice President, Research and Development at CBTS since 2010; and Director, Technical Operations at CBTS since 2008. Mr. Simpson began his career with the Company in 2001.

Christopher Wilson

Mr. Christopher J. Wilson is Vice President, General Counsel of the Company. He is Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary of the Company since August 2003.

Joshua Duckworth

Mr. Joshua T. Duckworth is Vice President - Investor Relations, Controller of the Company. He served as Assistant Treasurer and Director of Investor Relations for Cincinnati Bell Inc. from August 2012 to July 2013; Assistant Controller for Cincinnati Bell Inc. from August 2010 to August 2012; Deloitte & Touche LLP's audit practice from October 2004 to August 2010.

Shanno Mullen

Theodore Torbeck

Mr. Theodore H. Torbeck serves as Director of the Company. He served as Chief Executive Officer of Cincinnati Bell Inc. He was named President and Chief Executive Officer of Cincinnati Bell Inc. effective January 31, 2013. He joined Cincinnati Bell in 2010 as President and General Manager of Cincinnati Bell Communications Group. Prior to joining Cincinnati Bell, Mr. Torbeck was Chief Executive Officer of the Freedom Group and also worked more than 25 years for the General Electric Co. (“GE”), where he served as the Vice President of Operations for GE Industrial Business, President and CEO of GE’s Rail Services business as well as Vice President of Global Supply Chain for GE Aviation. Director since January 2013. Mr. Torbeck brings to the Board critical knowledge and understanding of the products and services offered by the Company and a strong understanding of the telecommunications industry. Mr. Torbeck’s prior business and management experience also provides the Board with a valuable perspective on managing a successful business.

Phillip Cox

Mr. Phillip R. Cox is Independent Director of the Company. He has been President and Chief Executive Officer of Cox Financial Corporation (a financial planning services company) since 1972. He is a current director of TimkenSteel, Diebold Inc., and Touchstone Mutual Funds. He is a former director of the Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland and Duke Energy Corporation. Director since 1993. With his years of entrepreneurial and managerial experience in the development and growth of Cox Financial Corporation, coupled with the experience he has gained from serving on the audit and compensation committees of several public company boards, Mr. Cox brings a valuable perspective to the Company’s Board. In addition, having served as Chairman of the Company’s Board since 2003, Mr. Cox has demonstrated an effective management style and the ability to facilitate the Board’s primary oversight functions.

John Eck

Mr. John W. Eck is Independent Director of the company. He is currently the Chief Local Media Officer at Univision Communications, Inc. ("Univision"), the leading Hispanic media company in the United States. Prior to joining Univision in 2011, Mr. Eck worked at NBC Universal (“NBCU”) for 18 years, most recently serving as President, Media Works, where he oversaw NBCU’s information, broadcasting and production technology and NBCU’s television and film studio operations. Prior to joining NBCU, Mr. Eck held various other executive and financial positions at General Electric Company ("GE"). Director since 2014. With over 33 years of media, finance and information technology experience at Univision, NBCU and GE, Mr. Eck brings relevant industry experience from the perspective of a producer and distributor of media content. This experience makes him a very valuable asset to the Board, the Compensation Committee and the Governance and Nominating Committee.

Jakki Haussler

Ms. Jakki L. Haussler is Independent Director of the Company. She has served as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Opus Capital Group (a registered investment advisory firm) since 1996. She is a director of Morgan Stanley Funds. She is a former director of Capvest Venture Fund, LP, Adena Ventures, LP (a venture capital fund), and The Victory Funds. Director since 2008. With more than 30 years of experience in the financial services industry, including her years of entrepreneurial and managerial experience in the development and growth of Opus Capital Group, Ms. Haussler brings a valuable perspective to the Company’s Board. Through her role at Opus Capital and her service as a director of several venture capital funds and other boards, Ms. Haussler has gained valuable experience dealing with accounting principles and evaluating financial results of large corporations. She is a certified public accountant (inactive), an attorney in the State of Ohio (inactive), and an audit committee financial expert under SEC regulations. This experience, coupled with her educational background, makes her a valuable asset to the Board, the Audit and Finance Committee and the Governance and Nominating Committee.

Craig Maier

Mr. Craig F. Maier is Independent Director of the Company. He recently retired from his role as President and Chief Executive Officer of Frisch’s Restaurants, Inc. ("Frisch's"), operator of family style restaurants and former publicly-traded company, a position he held from 1989 to 2015. He was also a director of Frisch’s from 2008 to 2015. Director since 2008. With over 20 years of experience as the chief executive officer of a large, publicly-traded corporation, Mr. Maier brings to the Board demonstrated management and leadership ability. In addition, Mr. Maier has valuable experience dealing with accounting principles, financial reporting regulations and evaluating financial results of large corporations. This experience makes him a valuable asset to the Board as Chairman of the Compensation Committee and a member of the Audit and Finance Committee and Executive Committee.

Russel Mayer

Mr. Russel P. Mayer is Independent Director of the Company. He is retired, and is now working part time with several consulting companies in information technology and business process improvement. Prior to joining the Board, Mr. Mayer held several executive-level information technology and business process improvement positions at General Electric Company ("GE"). Most recently, he was Executive Vice President, CIO, and Quality Leader at GE Healthcare from 2009 to 2012. Prior to that, he was Executive Vice President and CIO at GE Healthcare from 2005 to 2008; Vice President and CIO at GE Aircraft Engines and GE Transportation from 2000 to 2005; and CIO and Chief Quality Officer at NBC from 1998 to 2000. He held various other information technology and business process improvement positions at GE from 1986 to 1998. Prior to that he held multiple positions at Chiquita Brands, Republic Steel and Enduro Stainless. Director since 2013. With over 35 years of information technology and business process improvement experience at large, global organizations, Mr. Mayer brings relevant industry experience from the customer’s perspective. This experience makes him a valuable asset to the Board as Chairman of the Governance and Nominating Committee and a member of the Audit and Finance Committee and Executive Committee. He also serves as a valuable resource to the Company’s management team.

Lynn Wentworth

Ms. Lynn A. Wentworth is Independent Director of the Company. She is the former Senior Vice President, Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer of BlueLinx Holdings Inc. ("BlueLinx"), a building products distributor, from 2007 to 2008. Prior to joining BlueLinx, she was, most recently, Vice President and Chief Financial Officer for BellSouth Corporation’s Communications Group ("BellSouth") and held various other positions at BellSouth from 1985 to 2007. She is a certified public accountant licensed in the state of Georgia. She is a director, chair of the Audit Committee and member of the Nominating & Governance Committee of Graphic Packaging Holding Company and a director and member of the Audit & Finance and Compensation Committees of CyrusOne Inc. Director since 2008. Ms. Wentworth’s experience as Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer of BlueLinx as well as her 22 years of telecommunications industry experience at BellSouth makes her a valuable asset to the Board as Chair of the Audit and Finance Committee and a member of the Compensation Committee and Executive Committee. Ms. Wentworth qualifies as an audit committee financial expert under applicable SEC regulations. Ms. Wentworth’s prior experience has provided her with a wealth of knowledge in dealing with complex financial and accounting matters affecting large corporations in the telecommunications industry.

Martin Yudkovitz

Mr. Martin J. Yudkovitz is Independent Director of the Company. He is retired. He was head of The Walt Disney Company’s ("Disney") Strategic Innovation Group (2010 through 2015). He also served as the Senior Vice President for Corporate Strategy and Business Development at Disney (2005-2010) and as President of TiVo (2003-2005). Previously, Mr. Yudkovitz was President of two divisions at NBC, a key member of the teams that developed and launched the CNBC and MSNBC networks. Director since 2015. With over 30 years of experience in the broadcast and media entertainment industries, Mr. Yudkovitz brings to the Board relevant industry experience, which makes him a valuable asset to the Board as a member of the Compensation Committee and the Governance and Nominating Committee. In addition, Mr. Yudkovitz's previous experience leading large strategic business innovation initiatives at both NBC and Disney makes him a valuable advisor to the Company’s management team on key areas of growth.

John Zrno

Mr. John M. Zrno is Independent Director of the Company. He is retired. He was President and Chief Executive Officer of IXC Communications, Inc. (a telecommunications company) from June 1999 through November 1999. He served as President and Chief Executive Officer of ALC Communications Corporation from 1988 through 1995. With over 30 years of experience in the telecommunications industry and his past experience as the chief executive officer of two large telecommunications corporations, Mr. Zrno brings to the Board demonstrated management and leadership ability. In addition, Mr. Zrno has gained valuable experience dealing with accounting principles, financial reporting regulations and evaluating financial results of large corporations. This experience makes him a valuable asset to the Board as a member of the Audit and Finance Committee and Governance and Nominating Committee.

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