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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Thomas Rutledge

65 2016 Chairman of the Board, Chief Executive Officer

John Bickham

69 2016 President, Chief Operating Officer

Christopher Winfrey

43 2010 Chief Financial Officer

Richard DiGeronimo

41 2019 Executive Vice President, Chief Technology Officer, Chief Product Officer

Kevin Howard

49 2019 Executive Vice President, Chief Accounting Officer, Controller

Jonathan Hargis

62 2012 Executive Vice President, Chief Marketing Officer

Richard Dykhouse

55 2013 Executive Vice President, General Counsel, Corporate Secretary

Paul Marchand

49 2015 Executive Vice President of Human Resources

Thomas Adams

63 2012 Executive Vice President, Field Operations

Mike Bair

62 2016 Executive Vice President, Spectrum Networks

James Blackley

63 2012 Executive Vice President, Engineering and Information Technology

Catherine Bohigian

46 2013 Executive Vice President, Government Affairs

David Ellen

54 2016 Senior Executive Vice President

Charles Fisher

2019 Executive Vice President - Corporate Finance & Development

Cliff Hagan

2019 Executive Vice President, Customer Operations

David Kline

61 2015 Executive Vice President, President of Spectrum Reach

Philip Meeks

65 2016 Executive Vice President, President of Spectrum Enterprise

Tom Montemagno

52 2016 Executive Vice President, Programming Acquisition

James Nuzzo

57 2014 Executive Vice President, Business Planning

Scott Weber

56 2012 Executive Vice President, Network Operations

Eric Zinterhofer

47 2016 Lead Independent Director

W. Lance Conn

50 2009 Independent Director

Kim Goodman

53 2016 Independent Director

Craig Jacobson

66 2010 Independent Director

Gregory Maffei

58 2013 Independent Director

John Markley

53 2009 Independent Director

David Merritt

64 2009 Independent Director

James Meyer

64 2018 Independent Director

Steven Miron

52 2016 Independent Director

Balan Nair

52 2013 Independent Director

Michael Newhouse

59 2016 Independent Director

Mauricio Ramos

50 2016 Independent Director

Stefan Anninger

IR Contact Officer

Biographies

Name Description

Thomas Rutledge

Mr. Thomas M. Rutledge is Chairman of the Board, Chief Executive Officer of the Company. He previously also served as President of the Company from February 2012 to July 2016 and as a director since February 2012. Prior to joining Charter, Mr. Rutledge served as Chief Operating Officer of Cablevision from April 2004 until December 2011. A 40-year cable industry veteran, Mr. Rutledge served as president of Time Warner Cable prior to joining Cablevision. Mr. Rutledge currently serves on the boards of the National Cable and Telecommunications Association (“NCTA”), CableLabs and C-SPAN and formerly served as Chairman of the NCTA. In 2011, he received NCTA’s Vanguard Award for Distinguished Leadership, the cable industry’s highest honor. He is a member of the Cable Hall of Fame and was inducted into the Broadcasting and Cable Hall of Fame in 2011. He received a B.A. in economics from California University in California, Pennsylvania. We believe Mr. Rutledge’s qualifications to sit on Charter’s board include his many years of experience as an executive in the media industry.

John Bickham

Mr. John R Bickham is President, Chief Operating Officer of the Company. Mr. Bickham has been the President and Chief Operating Officer of Charter since July 2016 and joined Charter as Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer in April 2012. Prior to joining Charter, Mr. Bickham served as President of Cable and Communications for Cablevision Systems Corporation (“Cablevision”) where he was employed from 2004 through November 2011. Mr. Bickham previously served on the Cable Center Board and was honored with the industry’s Vanguard Award for Cable Operations Management in 2007. He received his B.S. degree in electrical engineering from Texas A&I University.

Christopher Winfrey

Mr. Christopher L. Winfrey is Chief Financial Officer of the Company. Mr. Winfrey is responsible for Charter’s accounting, financial planning and analysis, tax and treasury functions, as well as mergers and acquisitions, capital structure activities and investor relations. Mr. Winfrey joined Charter from Unitymedia GmbH, Germany’s second-largest cable operator, where he served as Chief Financial Officer, and separately as Managing Director for Unitymedia’s cable operations, broadcasting and satellite entities. Earlier in his career, Mr. Winfrey served as Senior Vice President, Corporate Finance and Development at Cablecom, GmbH for three years. He was also Director of Financial Planning and Analysis of NTL Incorporated’s continental European operations, and a senior associate in the private equity group at Communications Equity Associates. Mr. Winfrey has spent over 20 years in the cable industry, and in 2015 received The Internet & Television Association’s (NCTA) Vanguard Award for Young Leadership. He currently serves on the board of directors for the Greenwich Center for Hope and Renewal. He received a B.S. in accounting and an MBA from the University of Florida.

Richard DiGeronimo

Mr. Richard J. DiGeronimo is appointed as Executive Vice President, Chief Technology Officer, Chief Product Officer of the Company, effective July 1, 2019. DiGeronimo joined Charter in 2008 as Vice President of Product Management, was promoted to Senior Vice President, Product and Strategy, in 2011, and to Executive Vice President in 2015. He currently leads Charter's product strategy, design, development, accessibility, intelligence and management teams, as well as the business development organization. DiGeronimo joined Charter from Level 3 Communications, where he served as Vice President and General Manager of the Cable Markets Group. He also held leadership roles in product management and corporate finance during his over eight years at Level 3. He started his career at Bear Stearns where he focused on technology investment banking. In 2015, he was named Women in Cable Telecommunications (WICT) Rocky Mountain Mentor of the Year and serves as Event Co-Chair of Adaptive Spirit, the primary fundraiser for the United States Paralympics Ski and Snowboard Teams. He received a Bachelor of Business Administration from the University of Michigan , where he graduated with High Distinction.

Kevin Howard

Mr. Kevin D. Howard, CPA., is Executive Vice President, Chief Accounting Officer, Controller of the Company. From August 1, 2010 through October 31, 2010, Mr. Howard served as Interim Chief Financial Officer. From April 2006 to December 2009, Mr. Howard served as Vice President, Controller and Chief Accounting Officer. Prior to that, he served as Vice President of Finance from April 2003 until April 2006 and as Director of Financial Reporting since joining Charter in April 2002. Mr. Howard began his career at Arthur Andersen LLP in 1993 where he held a number of positions within the audit division prior to leaving in April 2002. Mr. Howard served as an executive officer of Charter during the pendency of its Chapter 11 cases in 2009. Mr. Howard received a bachelor’s degree in finance and economics from the University of Missouri — Columbia and is a certified public accountant and certified managerial accountant.

Jonathan Hargis

Mr. Jonathan Hargis is Executive Vice President, Chief Marketing Officer of the Company. Mr. Hargis joined Charter as Executive Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer in April 2012. Prior to joining Charter, Mr. Hargis was with Cablevision Systems Corporation from December 2000 through March 2012, most recently serving at Cablevision as Executive Vice President, Marketing. He served on the board of the Cable & Telecommunications Association for Marketing (“CTAM”) Educational Foundation from April 2008 to March 2012 and chaired the CTAM board from September 2011 to March 2012. Mr. Hargis received a B.A. from Otterbein College and a M.B.A. from Wright State University.

Richard Dykhouse

Mr. Richard R. Dykhouse is Executive Vice President, General Counsel, Corporate Secretary of the Company. Mr. Dykhouse has served as Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary since February 2013 having previously been Senior Vice President, General Counsel since January 2011 and a Vice President of Charter from 2006 to 2011. Mr. Dykhouse received a bachelor’s degree in finance from Olivet Nazarene University, an M.B.A. from Indiana University and a J.D. degree from Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law.

Paul Marchand

Mr. Paul Marchand is Executive Vice President of Human Resources of the company. Mr. Marchand joined Charter as Executive Vice President, Human Resources in October 2015. Prior to joining Charter, Mr. Marchand spent nearly 12 years with PepsiCo, most recently as Senior Vice President of Human Resources for the North America beverage’s field and supply chain organization. He previously served in human resources roles at Merrill Lynch, JPMorgan and the May Department Stores Company. Mr. Marchand holds a master’s degree in organizational psychology from Columbia University and a bachelor’s degree in advertising from Syracuse University.

Thomas Adams

Mr. Thomas E. Adams is Executive Vice President, Field Operations of the company. Mr. Adams joined Charter as Executive Vice President, Field Operations in October 2012. Prior to joining Charter, Mr. Adams served as Regional Vice President of Operations for Wisconsin at Time Warner Cable from 2009 to September 2012. Prior to that Mr. Adams served as Regional Vice President of Operations for Eastern Carolina at Time Warner Cable from 2007 to 2009. Mr. Adams received an associate degree in Applied Science, Engineering from Delhi Agriculture and Technical College and a B.S degree in Engineering from Florida International University.

Mike Bair

Mr. Mike Bair is Executive Vice President, Spectrum Networks of the company. Mr. Bair joined Charter as Executive Vice President, Spectrum Networks in July 2016. Before joining Charter, Mr. Bair served as the Chief Executive Officer of Bleachers Corp., a start-up streaming media company, from 2014 to 2016. Prior to his time at Bleachers, Mr. Bair served as President of Madison Square Garden’s Media Group where he lead the strategic, operational and financial performance of MSG Networks, Fuse Music TV, MSG Interactive, MSG Radio and all sponsorship and ad sales for the parent company. Before MSG Media, Bair served as President, Product Management and Marketing for Cablevision’s cable division, where he was responsible for product strategy, programming, marketing, and advertising, as well as brand management, for the company’s video, voice and internet services. Mr. Bair also held executive positions at Rainbow Media, HBO, Showtime Networks and Ogilvy and Mather Advertising. Mr. Bair graduated from Pennsylvania State University with a B.A. in Broadcast Communications, and is a recipient of the University’s Distinguished Alumni Award.

James Blackley

Mr. James A. Blackley is Executive Vice President, Engineering and Information Technology of the company. Mr. Blackley joined Charter as Executive Vice President, Corporate Engineering and Technology in October 2012. Prior to joining Charter, Mr. Blackley served as Executive Vice President, Corporate Engineering and Technology for Cablevision Systems Corporation, where he was employed from 1996 through May 2012. Earlier in his career, Mr. Blackley designed software and systems with evolving development and technology for Royal Insurance, Depository Trust Company (now The Depository Trust & Clearing Corporation), Long Island Lighting Company (now Long Island Power Authority), Con Edison, and American International Group Inc.

Catherine Bohigian

Ms. Catherine C. Bohigian is Executive Vice President, Government Affairs of the company. Ms. Bohigian joined Charter as Executive Vice President, Government Affairs in July 2013. Prior to joining Charter, Ms. Bohigian served as Senior Vice President, Federal Affairs for Cablevision Systems Corporation where she was employed from September 2008 through June 2013. Ms. Bohigian previously worked for the Federal Communications Commission (“FCC”) in various capacities, including as Senior Advisor to the Chairman and Chief of the Office of Strategic Planning. Ms. Bohigian received a B.A. degree summa cum laude from Duke University and a J.D. degree cum laude from Harvard Law School.

David Ellen

Mr. David G. Ellen is Senior Executive Vice President Of the Company. Mr. Ellen oversees several business and corporate functions including Programming, Spectrum Networks, Human Resources, Communications, Diversity, Security and Regulatory Compliance. Mr. Ellen joined Charter from Cablevision Systems Corporation, where he last served as Executive Vice President and General Counsel. Before joining Cablevision in 2004, Mr. Ellen served as Deputy General Counsel at IAC, the multi-brand media and Internet company. Earlier in his career, Mr. Ellen worked at the Federal Communications Commission and before that was a law clerk for Justices Breyer and Ginsburg when they were each on the U.S. Court of Appeals and for Justice O’Connor at the U.S. Supreme Court. Mr. Ellen is a graduate of Harvard Law School, where he was President of the Harvard Law Review, was a Marshall Scholar at Cambridge University and has a B.A. from Harvard College.

Charles Fisher

Cliff Hagan

Mr. Cliff Hagan is appointed as Executive Vice President, Customer Operations of the Company, effective August 2019. Hagan, a U.S. Navy veteran with extensive experience in technology and operations, joined Charter in 2015 as Vice President, Business Integration, providing strategic leadership for the company's merger with Time Warner Cable and Bright House Networks. He was promoted to Group Vice President, Technical Operations Support, in 2017 and later to Senior Vice President of Shared Services for Customer Operations in 2018. Prior to joining Charter, Hagan served as Senior Vice President, Enterprise IT, for Cablevision. He also held multiple leadership positions at GE Aerospace and in the U.S. Navy. Hagan received a B.S. in Engineering from the United States Naval Academy .

David Kline

Mr. David Kline is Executive Vice President, President of Spectrum Reach of the company. Mr. Kline joined Charter in October 2015 as Executive Vice President, President of Media Sales. Before joining Charter, Mr. Kline served as President and Chief Operating Officer of Visible World. Prior to that position he was Chief Operating Officer of Ensequence. Mr. Kline also served as President and Chief Operating Officer of Cablevision Media Sales for more than 15 years, overseeing the company’s advertising businesses. Mr. Kline holds a bachelor’s degree from The Ohio State University.

Philip Meeks

Mr. Philip G. Meeks is no longer Executive Vice President, President of Spectrum Enterprise of the Company, effective January 2020. Mr. Meeks became Charter’s Executive Vice President and President of Spectrum Enterprise in May 2016. He previously served as Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer for Business Services at Time Warner Cable. Prior to that, Mr. Meeks served as Senior Vice President of Cox Business. Before joining Cox in 2008, he was the co-founder and lead executive for a start-up company focused on enhancing the supply chain between technology vendors and value added resellers in the Internet security, data storage and VoIP markets. Mr. Meeks served in various strategy, sales and marketing leadership roles during 20 years of service at MCI Telecommunications, including Senior Vice President of Sales Operations and Senior Vice President of Strategic Ventures and Alliances. He started his career at AT&T Information Systems/Sothern Bell having served in various sales and marketing leadership roles. Mr. Meeks is a graduate of the University of Georgia, where he earned a bachelor’s degree in Marketing and Journalism. He also completed executive education programs at both the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and the University of Virginia.

Tom Montemagno

Mr. Tom Montemagno is Executive Vice President, Programming Acquisition of the company. Mr. Montemagno joined Charter as Executive Vice President, Programming Acquisition in September 2016. Before joining Charter, Mr. Montemagno served as Executive Vice President of Programming for Cablevision Systems Corporation. During his 27-year tenure at Cablevision, he served in various leadership positions in the programming department including Senior Vice President of programming acquisition and was Cablevision’s lead negotiator with content companies. He received a B.S. in marketing from St. John’s University.

James Nuzzo

Mr. James Nuzzo is Executive Vice President, Business Planning of the company. Mr. Nuzzo joined Charter as Executive Vice President, Business Planning in June 2014. Mr. Nuzzo was previously at Cablevision Systems Corporation from 1986 to December 2013, most recently serving as Senior Executive Vice President, Operations and Business Planning. Mr. Nuzzo received a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from Hofstra University.

Scott Weber

Mr. Scott Weber is Executive Vice President, Network Operations of the company. Mr. Weber joined Charter as Executive Vice President, Network Operations in June 2012. Prior to joining Charter, Mr. Weber served as Executive Vice President, Engineering Network Management for Cablevision Systems Corporation from January 2007 through January 2012. Mr. Weber is a member of Society of Cable Telecommunications Engineers, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers and American Radio Relay League.

Eric Zinterhofer

Mr. Eric Louis Zinterhofer is Lead Independent Director of the Company. He was elected to the board of Charter in November 2009 and served as non-executive Chairman of the board from December 2009 through May 2016. In 2010, Mr. Zinterhofer founded Searchlight Capital Partners, L.P., a private equity firm. Previously, he served as a senior partner at Apollo Management, L.P. and was with Apollo from 1998 until May 2010. Mr. Zinterhofer is a director of Global Eagle Entertainment, Inc., Hemisphere Media Group, Liberty Latin America Ltd., Roots Corporation and TouchTunes Interactive Networks, Inc. From 2004 to 2013, Mr. Zinterhofer was a director of Central European Media Enterprises Ltd. Mr. Zinterhofer also served as a director of Hunter Boot Limited from 2012 to 2015, Integra Telecom, Inc. from 2012 to 2015, Liberty Cablevision of Puerto Rico from 2012 to 2018, General Communication Inc. from 2015 to 2018, 160 Over Ninety LLC from 2016 to 2018, iPCS, Inc. from 2005 to 2009 and as a director of Affinion Group, Inc. from 2005 to 2010. Mr. Zinterhofer received B.A. degrees with Honors in Economics and European History from the University of Pennsylvania and received an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School. We believe Mr. Zinterhofer’s qualifications to sit on Charter’s board include his experience as a director and in the banking and investment industries.

W. Lance Conn

Mr. W. Lance Conn is Independent Director of the Company. Mr. Conn was appointed to the board of directors of Charter on November 30, 2009. Mr. Conn previously served on Charter’s board of directors since September 2004 and was an officer of Charter Investment, Inc. prior to and during the time of its Chapter 11 bankruptcy proceedings filed concurrently with Charter’s Chapter 11 proceedings. From July 2004 to May 2009, Mr. Conn served as the President of Vulcan Capital, the investment arm of Vulcan, Inc. Prior to Vulcan, Mr. Conn was employed by America Online, Inc. from March 1996 to May 2003. From September 1994 to February 1996, Mr. Conn was an attorney with Shaw, Pittman, Potts & Trowbridge LLP in Washington, D.C. Mr. Conn was previously a director of Plains All American Pipeline, L.P. and Vulcan Energy Corporation, where he served as chairman. Mr. Conn also previously served as a director of the Seattle Seahawks, the Portland Trailblazers and Oxygen Media, and as an advisor to Makena Capital Management and Global Endowment Management. Mr. Conn holds a J.D. degree from the University of Virginia, a M.A. degree in history from the University of Mississippi and a B.A. degree in history from Princeton University. We believe Mr. Conn’s qualifications to sit on Charter’s board include his experience in the media business and as a director.

Kim Goodman

Ms. Kim Crawford Goodman is Independent Director of the Company. Ms. Goodman was elected to the board of directors of Charter on July 26, 2016. Ms. Goodman has served as President, Card Services of Fiserv, Inc., a leading global provider of financial services and technology solutions, since April 2018. Ms. Goodman served as the Chief Executive Officer and President of Worldpay US until February 2018 and, prior to that, Ms. Goodman held various positions at American Express Company, a financial services company, from 2007 to 2014, where she was President, American Express Global Business Travel from 2011 to 2013, President, Merchant Services Americas from 2010 to 2011, and Executive Vice President, Merchant Services North America from 2007 to 2010. Ms. Goodman previously served as a director of Alcatel-Lucent SA, Brocade Communications Systems, BlueTarp Financial, Inc., National Life Insurance Company and AutoNation, Inc. Ms. Goodman received a B.A. degree in political science from Stanford University, an M.S. degree in industrial engineering from Stanford University and an M.B.A. degree from Harvard Business School. Ms. Goodman brings software, networking, financial services and customer service experience to the board from her experience in executive leadership roles at Fiserv, Worldpay US and American Express Company and having previously held senior leadership positions in both software and networking at Dell Inc.

Craig Jacobson

Mr. Craig A. Jacobson is Independent Director of the Company. Mr. Jacobson was elected to the board of directors of Charter on July 27, 2010. Mr. Jacobson is a founding partner at the law firm of Hansen, Jacobson, Teller, Hoberman, Newman, Warren, Richman, Rush, Kaller & Gellman, L.L.P., where he has practiced entertainment law for the past 31 years. Mr. Jacobson has been a member of the board of directors of Expedia, Inc. since December 2007, Tribune Media Company since December 31, 2012, and Oaktree Strategic Income Corporation (OCSIC) and Oaktree Specialty Lending Corporation (OCSLC) since 2017. Mr. Jacobson was a director of Ticketmaster from August 2008 until its merger with Live Nation Entertainment Company in January 2010. Mr. Jacobson received a Bachelor of Arts degree from Brown University, where he was a member of Phi Beta Kappa, and his J.D. degree with Honors from George Washington University School of Law. We believe Mr. Jacobson’s qualifications to sit on Charter’s board include his media and business experience.

Gregory Maffei

Mr. Gregory B. Maffei is Independent Director of the Company. Mr. Maffei has served as the President, Chief Executive Officer and a director of Liberty Broadband, an affiliate and stockholder of Charter, since its spin-off from Liberty Media Corporation (“Liberty Media”) in November 2014. He has also served as (1) the President, Chief Executive Officer and a director of Liberty Media since August 2012, (2) the President and Chief Executive Officer of Liberty Interactive Corporation since February 2006 and a director since November 2005, and (3) President and Chief Executive Officer of Liberty TripAdvisor Holdings, Inc. since 2013 and Chairman of the Board since June 2015. Mr. Maffei leads the team transforming Liberty Media and Liberty Interactive to compete in the digital/mobile era. Liberty Media owns, media, communications and entertainment businesses, including subsidiaries SiriusXM and the Atlanta Braves and interests in Live Nation Entertainment and Formula One. Liberty Interactive owns digital commerce businesses, including subsidiaries QVC, zulily, Bodybuilding.com, and Evite, and interests in Expedia, Interval Leisure Group, FTD and HSN. In addition, Mr. Maffei has served as (i) the Chairman of the Board of TripAdvisor, Inc. since February 2013, (ii) the Chairman of the Board of Live Nation Entertainment, Inc. since March 2013 and a director since February 2011, (iii) a director of Zillow, Inc. since May 2005, and (iv) the Chairman of the Board of Sirius XM Radio Inc. since March 2009. He previously served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Starz from May 2007 to January 2013 and as Chairman of the Board from January 2013 to December 2016, and a director of Barnes & Noble, Inc. from September 2011 to April 2014. Mr. Maffei also served as a director of Electronic Arts, Inc. from June 2003 until July 2013. Mr. Maffei is a member of the Board of Trustees of Dartmouth College and the Council on Foreign Relations. Mr. Maffei has an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School, where he was a Baker Scholar,

John Markley

Mr. John D. Markley, Jr., is Independent Director of the Company. Mr. Markley was elected to the board of directors of Charter on November 30, 2009. Mr. Markley is Managing Director of New Amsterdam Growth Capital, an investment firm focused on public and private companies in the communications, media and technology industries. From 1996 to 2009, Mr. Markley was a partner at Columbia Capital, a venture capital firm. Mr. Markley is a director of Interdigital, Inc. where he serves as the Chair of its audit and finance/investment committees. Mr. Markley previously served as Chairman of the board of BroadSoft, Inc. until its acquisition by Cisco Systems, Inc. in February 2018 where he also served on the compensation committee and as a director of Millennial Media, Inc. from July 2006 to May 2014. Mr. Markley received a B.A. degree from Washington & Lee University and an M.B.A. degree from Harvard Business School. We believe Mr. Markley’s qualifications to sit on Charter’s board include his experience in the telecommunications and media industries.

David Merritt

Mr. David C. Merritt is Independent Director of the Company. Mr. Merritt was appointed to the board of directors of Charter in December 2009, and was also appointed as Chairman of Charter’s Audit Committee at that time. Prior to December 2009, Mr. Merritt previously served on Charter’s board and Audit Committee from 2003 through November 2009. Mr. Merritt is a private investor and consultant. From March 2009 to December 2013, he served as the president of BC Partners, Inc., a financial advisory firm. From October 2007 to March 2009, Mr. Merritt served as Senior Vice President. and Chief Financial Officer of iCRETE, LLC. From 1975 to 1999, Mr. Merritt was an audit and consulting partner of KPMG serving in a variety of capacities during his years with the firm, including national partner in charge of the media and entertainment practice. Mr. Merritt sits on the board of directors of Taylor Morrison Home Corporation and serves as Chair of its Audit Committee and as a member of its Nominating and Governance Committee. Mr. Merritt previously served as a director and as the Chairman of the Audit Committee of Calpine Corporation until March 2018. He was also a director of Buffet Restaurants Holdings, Inc. until August 2015 and he served as a director of Outdoor Holdings, Inc. until May 2013. Mr. Merritt holds a B.S. degree in Business and Accounting from California State University — Northridge. We believe Mr. Merritt’s qualifications to sit on Charter’s board include his many years of experience with a major accounting firm, as a director and audit committee member, and in the media industry.

James Meyer

Mr. James E. Meyer is Independent Director of the Company. He was appointed to the board of directors of Charter in July 2018. Mr. Meyer has been the Chief Executive Officer of Sirius XM Holdings Inc., an audio entertainment provider, since December 2012 and has been a director since January 2013. Previously, Mr. Meyer was the President, Operations and Sales, of Sirius XM. Prior to joining Sirius XM in May 2004, Mr. Meyer was the President of Aegis Ventures, a general management consulting company. Before Aegis, he held a number of senior management positions in consumer electronics over a 25 year period, including as the Senior Executive Vice President of Digital Media Solutions of Thomson, a worldwide leader in consumer electronics. Prior to joining Thomson, Mr. Meyer held senior management positions at General Electric and RCA. Mr. Meyer is Chairman of the board of directors of TiVo Corporation (and Rovi Corporation prior to its merger with TiVo Corporation). He previously served as a director of Pandora Media, Inc. from September 2017 to February 2019. We believe Mr. Meyer’s qualifications to sit on Charter’s board include his expertise in media and business.

Steven Miron

Mr. Steven A. Miron is Independent Director of the Company. Mr. Miron was elected to the board of directors of Charter on May 18, 2016. Mr. Miron is a senior executive officer with the Advance/Newhouse companies, which is a global, diversified privately-owned group of media and technology companies. He served as Chief Executive Officer of Bright House Networks from May 2008 until May 2016, when it was acquired by Charter, and as President of Bright House Networks from July 2002 to May 2008. Mr. Miron serves as a director of Discovery Communications and was previously a member of the board of directors of C-SPAN, the National Cable & Telecommunications Association and CableLabs. Mr. Miron also currently serves on the Crouse Health Foundation Board of Trustees and the board of directors for the Jewish Community Foundation of Central New York. In the past, he served for several years on the board of directors and executive committee for CTAM and the board of directors for Emma Bowen Foundation and CTAM Educational Foundation. Mr. Miron is a graduate of American University. We believe that through his experience as a cable television executive, Mr. Miron has developed a deep understanding of our industry and his expertise in the cable television industry makes him a valued presence on our board.

Balan Nair

Mr. Balan Nair is Independent Director of the Company. Mr. Nair was appointed to the board of directors of Charter in May 2013. Mr. Nair is President and Chief Executive Officer and a director of Liberty Latin America Ltd., an integrated telecommunications company focused on the Caribbean Islands and Latin America. He previously served as the Executive Vice President and Chief Technology and Innovation Officer for Liberty Global plc since 2012, and as Senior Vice President and Chief Technology Officer since July 2007. Before joining Liberty Global, from December 2006 through June 2007, Mr. Nair served as the Executive Vice President and Chief Technology Officer of AOL LLC, a global web services company. Prior to his role at AOL, he spent more than 5 years at Qwest Communications International Inc., most recently as Chief Information Officer and Chief Technology Officer. Mr. Nair sits on the board of directors and compensation committee of Adtran Corporation. Mr. Nair previously served as a director of Telenet Group Holding, N.V., which trades on EN Brussels. He holds a patent in systems development and is a Licensed Professional Engineer in Colorado. Mr. Nair holds an M.B.A. and a B.S. in electrical engineering, both from Iowa State University. We believe Mr. Nair’s qualifications to sit on Charter’s board include his operational and technology experience.

Michael Newhouse

Mr. Michael Newhouse is Independent Director of the Company. Mr. Newhouse was elected to the board of directors of Charter on May 18, 2016. Mr. Newhouse is a director and senior executive officer with the Advance/Newhouse companies. Advance/ Newhouse is a global, diversified privately-owned group of media companies that operates Condé Nast, which produces high quality content in a variety of media formats, including print, digital and video, for audiences throughout the world. The Advance/Newhouse companies also operate: local media companies that publish newspapers in over 25 cities in the United States, as well as websites and other digital products; American City Business Journals, which publishes business journals and websites and other digital products in 40 cities in the United States; 1010data, Inc., which offers data platforms and analyses for large data sets; POP, Inc., a digital marketing agency; Advance/Newhouse also holds an approximately 13% interest in Charter Communications; a non-controlling interest in Discovery Communications, Inc., which provides cable television channels and programming in various countries throughout the world; and is the majority owner of Reddit, Inc. Mr. Newhouse is a graduate of Tufts University. We believe that Mr. Newhouse’s experience in the cable television and media industries make him a valued presence on our board.

Mauricio Ramos

Mr. Mauricio Ramos is Independent Director of the Company. Mr. Ramos was elected to the board of directors of Charter on May 18, 2016. Mr. Ramos has been the Chief Executive Officer of Millicom International Cellular S.A., a Luxembourg public liability company traded on the Stockholm and U.S. NASDAQ stock exchange, since April 2015. Millicom is a leading telecommunications and media company dedicated to emerging markets in Latin America and Africa. Before joining Millicom, he was President of Liberty Global’s Latin American division, a position he held from 2006 until February 2015. During his career at Liberty Global, Mauricio held several leadership roles, including positions as Chairman and CEO of VTR in Chile and President of Liberty Puerto Rico. Mr. Ramos is currently Chairman of the Board of TEPAL, the Latin American Association of Cable Broadband Operators and he previously served as member of the board of directors of the GSMA. He is a citizen of the United States and Colombia who received a degree in Economics, a degree in Law, and a postgraduate degree in Financial Law from Universidad de los Andes in Bogota. We believe that Mr. Ramos’ experience in the telecommunications and media industries make him a valued presence on our board.

Stefan Anninger