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Cofide Gruppo de Benedetti SpA (COFI.MI)

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Rodolfo De Benedetti

57 2013 Chairman of the Board, Chief Executive Officer, Executive Director

Massimo Maria Cremona

59 2013 Non-Executive Lead Independent Director

Edoardo De Benedetti

54 2013 Non-Executive Director

Marco De Benedetti

55 2016 Non-Executive Director

Pierluigi Ferrero

76 2007 Non-Executive Director

Paola Dubini

55 2011 Non-Executive Independent Director

Francesco Guasti

71 2016 Non-Executive Independent Director

Maria Porcari

47 2016 Non-Executive Independent Director

Biographies

Name Description

Rodolfo De Benedetti

Mr. Rodolfo De Benedetti has served as Chairman of the Board, Chief Executive Officer and Executive Director of Cofide - Gruppo de Benedetti S.p.A. since April 29, 2013. He previously served as Chief Executive Officer and Executive Director of the Company since 1995. He served as General Manager of the Company from 1989 to 1995. He joined the Company in 1988 as a Director of International Business. He has been Chief Executive Officer of CIR since 1993. He is Chairman of the Board of Sorgenia and Sogefi. He is on the Board of Directors of Gruppo Editoriale L'Espresso, Finegil, Allianz Italia and Banque Syz. He served as General Manager of CIR from 1990 to 1993. Since May 2006, he has been Member of the European Advisory Board of the Harvard Business School and since November 2006, he has been Member of the European Round Table of Industrialists. Prior to joining CIR and the Company, he worked for Lombard Odier (Geneva) from September 1985 to December 1986 as Assistant to the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) and, from January 1987 to January 1988, for Shearson Lehman Brothers (New York) as Associate in the Merchant Banking Group. He holds two University degrees, both from Universite de Geneve, where he graduated in Political Economy in 1982 and in Law in 1985.

Massimo Maria Cremona

Prof. Massimo Maria Cremona has served as Non-Executive Lead Independent Director of Cofide - Gruppo de Benedetti S.p.A. since April 30, 2013. He was Non-Executive Independent Director of Cofide - Gruppo de Benedetti SpA from April 27, 2007 until April 30, 2013. He is a Member of the Nominating and Remuneration Committee of the Company and Chairman of the Audit Committee of the Company. He is Founder and Associate of Studio Pirola Pennuto Zei e Associati where he serves as Member of the Board and of the Executive Committee. He is on the Board of Directors of Aviva Group, Banca delle Marche SpA, Banca Popolare Commercio Industria SpA, Gianni Versace SpA. He is Member of the Supervisory Body of MID Industry Capital SpA. He is Chairman of the Statutory Board of Auditors of UBS Securities Italia Finanziaria SpA, ThyssenKrupp Acciai Speciali Terni SpA, Morgan Stanley SGR SpA, Credito Findiario e Industriale SpA, and FONSPA SpA. He is Auditor of Navigazione Montanari SpA, Dada SpA and others. He had positions by the Ministry of Treasury as Ministerial Commissioner of securities firms. He collaborated to the publication and was Lecturer at national and international seminaries. He has been Certified Public Accountant since 1985. He is Adjunct Professor within the Economics Department of Universita Cattolica del Sacro Cuore of Milan. He was Adjunct Professor within the Jurisprudence Department of Universita degli Studi di Milano. He graduated in Business Economics from Universita Cattolica del Sacro Cuore in Milan.

Edoardo De Benedetti

Mr. Edoardo De Benedetti has served as Director at Cofide - Gruppo de Benedetti S.p.A. since April 30, 2013. He is a doctor specializing in internal medicine and cardiology who works in the department of cardiac catheterization of the l’Hôpital de La Tour di Meyrin (Switzerland). Since 2003, as well as being joint head of interventional cardiology, he has also exercised the profession of cardiologist in a private practice. After his University studies in medicine at the Faculty of Medicine of the University of Geneva, where he graduated in 1991, in 1995 he obtained a Swiss specialization in internal medicine followed by a specialization in cardiology in 1998 from the University Hospital of Geneva. From 1999 to 2003 he was consultant for the CHUV in Lausanne where he continued to specialize in interventional cardiology. In 2000, thanks to a research grant, he devoted himself to research for the National Institute of Health and Medical Research (INSERM) in Paris, while also practising interventional cardiology at the Bichat-Claude Bernard Hospital. He has been involved in various humanitarian missions at the hospitals of Sarajevo (Bosnia), Tbilisi (Georgia) and Djakove (Kosovo) and is the author of numerous articles published in various specialist journals in the field of cardiovascular medicine. He sits on the Boards of Directors of CIR. He is also on the scientific committee of the Foundation Together to Go – TOG for the rehabilitation of children who have suffered neurological problems.

Marco De Benedetti

Dr. Marco De Benedetti has served as Non-Executive Director of Cofide - Gruppo de Benedetti S.p.A. since April 4, 2016. Marco De Benedetti has been Managing Director of Carlyle since November 2005. He has been Chairman of Fratelli De Benedetti S.p.A. since March 2013. He has been a Director of CIR since June 2014 and of Cofide since 1994. He is Chairman of Marelli Motori S.p.A., Comdata S.p.A. and Twin-Set Simona Barbieri S.r.l. and he sits on the Boards of Directors of Moncler S.p.A., NBTY, Inc. and Logoplaste S.A. He held the position of Chief Executive Officer of TIM from July 1999 to July 2005 and was Chief Executive Officer of Telecom Italia (July 2005 - October 2005). Marco De Benedetti graduated in history and economics from the Wesleyan University (Middletown, CT-US) in 1984. In 1987 he was awarded a Master in Business Administration by the Wharton Business School (Philadelphia, PA-US).

Pierluigi Ferrero

Dr. Pierluigi Ferrero has served as Non-Executive Director of Cofide - Gruppo de Benedetti S.p.A. since April 27, 2007. He joined Ing. C. Olivetti & C. SpA in 1966 holding various management positions in the Administration, Finance and Control Department. He left Olivetti on April 1, 1987 as Director of Control for the Group to join CIR SpA as Central Director for Administration and Control. From April 1991 to October 1994, he served as Deputy General Manager of Cerus. In November 1994, he was appointed Deputy General Manager and in September 1997, General Manager of CIR SpA becoming Member of its Board of Directors in April 1999. He left the General Management of CIR on September 30, 2001, keeping the position of Director with special assignments. He also serves as a Director of Sogefi. He graduated in Economics from Universita degli Studi di Torino in 1966.

Paola Dubini

Prof. Paola Dubini has served as Independent Director of Cofide - Gruppo de Benedetti S.p.A. since May 16, 2011. She is a Member of the Nominating and Remuneration Committee, as well as Member of the Control and Risks Committee of the Company. Since November 2009, she has been Director of the ASK (Art, Science and Knowledge) research centre of the Universita Bocconi and of the degree course in Economics for the Arts, Culture and Communication (Cleacc). She has had experience in research positions and lectureships in the United States and in France. She has carried out research on various strategic management topics, especially in relation to how culture and content processes are being transformed, and on subjects relating to entrepreneurship, and managing and enhancing the value of artistic and cultural heritage. She is Author of numerous publications at national and international level. She is Associate Professor of the Universita Bocconi of Milan and also works for the Universita degli Studi di Milano.

Francesco Guasti

Dr. Francesco Giovanni Guasti has served as Non-Executive Independent Director at Cofide - Gruppo de Benedetti S.p.A. since April 29, 2016. He is Chairman of the Remuneration and Nominating Committeess of the Company and Member of the Audit Committee of the Company. He was Non-Executive Director at the firm from April 30, 2013. He was Non-Executive Chairman of the Board of Cofide - Gruppo de Benedetti SpA between April 30, 2009 and April 29, 2013. He was qualified Lawyer from 1974 to 1978. He has been Notary Public for the Milan district since 1978. He is specialized in company law, family law and inheritance law. He is Chairman or Director of non-profit organizations and cultural associations. He served as Honorary Judge at the Milan Court from 2000 to 2005 and Director of Eurofinleading Fiduciaria SpA from 2002 to 2007. He also acts as Director of Societa editrice del Corriere del Ticino SA and as Director of Ceresio SIM SpA. He graduated in Law from Universita degli Studi di Milano.

Maria Porcari

Ms. Maria Serena Porcari has acted as Non-Executive Independent Director of COFIDE - GRUPPO DE BENEDETTI S.P.A. since April, 29, 2016. She is Member of the Audit Committee of the Company. She is Executive Director of Fondazione Dynamo, Executive Vice Chairman of Associazione Dynamo Camp Onlus and Chairman of Dynamo Academy Srl Impresa Sociale. She is on the Board of Directors of Associazione Serious Fun Children’s Network and Community Advisor of the Newman’s Own Foundation in the US. She began her professional career in 1994 in market research and financial analysis for venture capital projects. She worked for IBM Italia from 1995 to 2004. Ms. Maria Serena Porcari graduated cum laude in Business Economics from the Universita Bocconi in Milan and is a tax specialist (dottore commercialista). She obtained an MBA from the Henley Management School, UK, and a CEMS Master’s in International Management.

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