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Cinedigm Corp (CIDM.OQ)

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Christopher McGurk

62 2011 Chairman of the Board, Chief Executive Officer

Gary Loffredo

55 2019 Chief Operating Officer, President of Digital Cinema, General Counsel and Secretary

Erick Opeka

45 2018 Executive Vice President and President of Cinedigm Digital Networks

Patrick O'Brien

73 2019 Lead Independent Director

Tom Bu

2020 Director

Peixin Xu

47 2017 Director

Peter Brown

61 2016 Independent Director

Zvi Rhine

40 2015 Independent Director

Jill Newhouse Calcaterra

2017 EVP Corporate Communications and Marketing

Biographies

Name Description

Christopher McGurk

Mr. Christopher J. McGurk serves as Chairman of the Board, Chief Executive Officer of the Company. Mr. McGurk was the founder and Chief Executive Officer of Overture Films from 2006 until 2010 and also the Chief Executive Officer of Anchor Bay Entertainment, which distributed Overture Films’ products to the home entertainment industry. From 1999 to 2005, Mr. McGurk was Vice Chairman of the Board and Chief Operating Officer of Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Inc. (“MGM”), acting as the company’s lead operating executive until MGM was sold for approximately $5 billion to a consortium of investors. Mr. McGurk joined MGM from Universal Pictures, where he served in various executive capacities, including President and Chief Operating Officer, from 1996 to 1999. From 1988 to 1996, Mr. McGurk served in several senior executive roles at The Walt Disney Studios, including Studios Chief Financial Officer and President of The Walt Disney Motion Picture Group. Mr. McGurk has previously served on the boards of BRE Properties, Inc., DivX Inc., DIC Entertainment, Pricegrabber.com, LLC and MGM Studios, Inc. Mr. McGurk’s extensive career in various sectors of the theatrical production and exhibition industry will provide the Company with the benefits of his knowledge of and experience in this field, as well as his wide-spread contacts within the industry.

Gary Loffredo

Mr. Gary S. Loffredo serves as Chief Operating Officer, President of Digital Cinema, General Counsel and Secretary of the Company. He had previously served as Senior Vice President - Business Affairs, General Counsel and Secretary since 2000, as Interim Co-Chief Executive Officer from June 2010 through December 2010, and was a member of the Board from September 2000 - October 2015. From March 1999 to August 2000, he had been Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary of Cablevision Cinemas d/b/a Clearview Cinemas. At Cablevision Cinemas, Mr. Loffredo was responsible for all aspects of the legal function, including negotiating and drafting commercial agreements, with emphases on real estate, construction and lease contracts. He was also significantly involved in the business evaluation of Cablevision Cinemas’ transactional work, including site selection and analysis, negotiation and new theater construction oversight. Mr. Loffredo was an attorney at the law firm of Kelley Drye & Warren LLP from September 1992 to February 1999. Having been with the Company since its inception and with Clearview Cinemas prior thereto, Mr. Loffredo has over a decade of experience in the cinema exhibition industry, both on the movie theatre and studio sides, as well as legal training and general business experience, which skills and understanding are beneficial to the Company. In light of Mr. Loffredo’s appointment as COO in February 2019, the Company’s finance team reports directly to Mr. Loffredo.

Erick Opeka

Mr. Erick Opeka serves as Executive Vice President and President of Cinedigm Digital Networks of the Company. He joined the Company during 2014 and as EVP of Digital Networks oversaw the distribution of Cinedigm's OTT networks online, as well as on mobile devices, gaming consoles, and connected TVs. Mr. Opeka was integral in the development and launch of the Company’s flagship digital first networks, further expanding the Company’s growth through landmark partnerships with leading platforms such as Sling TV, XUMO, and Twitch, among others. Prior to joining Cinedigm, Mr. Opeka served as Senior Vice President and head of New Video Digital, which he grew into the largest global aggregator of independent digital content for more than 850 content partners including A&E Networks, The Jim Henson Company, Berman Braun, and others.

Patrick O'Brien

Mr. Patrick W. O'Brien serves as Lead Independent Director of the Company. He currently serves as the Managing Director & Principal of Granville Wolcott Advisors, a company he formed in 2009 which provides business consulting, due diligence and asset management services for public and private clients. From 2005 to 2009, Mr. O’Brien was a Vice President - Asset Management for Bental-Kennedy Associates Real Estate Counsel where he represented pension fund ownership interests in hotel real estate investments nationwide. Mr. O’Brien also serves on the board of directors of LVI Liquidation Corp., Creative Realities, Inc., and Fit Boom Bah. During the past five years, Mr. O’Brien served on the boards of ICPW Liquidation Trust and Merriman Holdings, Inc. Mr. O’Brien joined the Board as a designee of Ronald L. Chez pursuant to the Settlement Agreement dated as of July 30, 2015 among the Company and certain stockholders party thereto. He brings to the Board his seasoned executive and business expertise in private and public companies with an emphasis on financial analysis and business development.

Tom Bu

Mr. Tom Bu serves as Director of the Company. Mr. Bu has served as Audit/Financial Director for Bison Finance Group Ltd. (HK00888) since June 2017. From October 2017 through June 2019, he was the Chief Financial Officer of Xynomic Pharmaceuticals Holdings, Inc., f/k/a Bison Capital Acquisition Corp. (OTC:XYN). From September 2010 through June 2017, Mr. Bu was an Audit Manager at KPMG Huazhen LLP. Mr. Bu is qualified by The Chinese Institute of Certified Public Accountants.

Peixin Xu

Mr. Peixin Xu serves as Director of the Company. Mr. Xu founded Bison, an investment company with a focus on the media and entertainment, healthcare and financial service industries in 2014 and has been serving as a partner and director since then. From 2013 to the present, Mr. Xu has been serving on the board of directors of Airmedia Group Inc. (Nasdaq: AMCN). Mr. Xu is a designee of Bison in connection with the Bison Agreement. Mr. Xu brings to the Board investment experience, including in the media industry, in the United States and in China.

Peter Brown

Mr. Peter C. Brown serves as Independent Director of the Company. He is Chairman of Grassmere Partners, LLC, a private investment firm, which he founded in 2009. Prior to founding Grassmere Partners, Mr. Brown served as Chairman of the Board, Chief Executive Officer and President of AMC Entertainment Inc. (“AMC”), one of the world’s leading theatrical exhibition companies, from July 1999 until his retirement in February 2009. He joined AMC in 1990 and served as AMC’s President from January 1997 to July 1999 and Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer from 1991 to 1997. Mr. Brown currently serves on the board of EPR Properties (NYSE: EPR), a specialty real estate investment trust (REIT). Mr. Brown also serves as a director of CenturyLink (NYSE: CTL), a global leader in communications, hosting, cloud and IT services. Past additional public company boards include: National CineMedia, Inc., Midway Games, Inc., LabOne, Inc., and Protection One, Inc. Mr. Brown’s extensive experience in the theatrical exhibition and entertainment industry and other public company boards provides the Board with valuable knowledge and insight relevant to the Company’s business.

Zvi Rhine

Mr. Zvi Michael Rhine serves as Independent Director of the Company. He is the principal and managing member of Sabra Capital Partners which he founded in 2012, a multi-strategy hedge fund that focuses on event-driven, value and special situations investments primarily in North America. He was previously Vice President at The Hilco Organization from 2009 to 2012 and has also served in various roles at Boone Capital, Banc of America Securities and Piper Jaffray. Mr. Rhine also serves as the CFO and a director of Global Healthcare Real Estate Investment Trust. Mr. Rhine brings to the Board extensive experience in the securities industry.

Jill Newhouse Calcaterra

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