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Electronic Arts Inc (EA.OQ)

EA.OQ on NASDAQ Stock Exchange Global Select Market

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Lawrence Probst

69 2015 Non-Executive Chairman of the Board

Andrew Wilson

44 2013 Chief Executive Officer, Director

Blake Jorgensen

59 2018 Chief Financial Officer, Chief Operating Officer

Jacob Schatz

50 2014 Executive Vice President, General Counsel, Corporate Secretary

Matthew Bilbey

43 2018 Executive Vice President - Strategic Growth

Joel Linzner

67 2016 Executive Vice President - Worldwide Business Affairs

Kenneth Barker

52 2012 Senior Vice President, Chief Accounting Officer

Kenneth Moss

53 2014 Chief Technology Officer

Christopher Bruzzo

49 2014 Chief Marketing Officer

Laura Miele

49 2018 Chief Studios Officer

Mala Singh

48 2016 Chief People Officer

Luis Ubinas

56 2015 Lead Independent Director

Leonard Coleman

70 2011 Independent Director

Jay Hoag

61 2011 Independent Director

Jeffrey Huber

51 2009 Independent Director

Talbott Roche

52 2016 Independent Director

Richard Simonson

60 2015 Independent Director

Heidi Ueberroth

53 2017 Independent Director

Biographies

Name Description

Lawrence Probst

Mr. Lawrence F. Probst, III, is Non-Executive Chairman of the Board of Electronic Arts Inc. Mr. Probst has been our Chairman of the Board of Directors since July 1994. He was employed by EA from 1984 to 2008, as well as from March 2013 until December 2014, serving as our Chief Executive Officer from 1991 until 2007 and as our interim Chief Executive Officer from March 2013 until September 2013. Mr. Probst served as the Chairman of the board of directors of the U.S. Olympic Committee from 2008 to 2018 and was a member of the International Olympic Committee from 2013 to 2018. Mr. Probst has served as a director of Blackhawk Network Holdings, Inc. during the past five years. Mr. Probst holds a B.S. degree from the University of Delaware. Mr. Probst served as the Company’s Chief Executive Officer for more than 15 years and has served as the Chairman of the Board of Directors for nearly 25 years. Mr. Probst contributes to the Board of Directors his deep understanding of the Company’s operational and strategic business goals through his direct experience with Company as well as valuable perspective on industry-specific opportunities and challenges.

Andrew Wilson

Mr. Andrew Wilson is Chief Executive Officer and Director of the Company. Mr. Wilson has served as EA’s Chief Executive Officer and as a director of EA since September 2013. Prior to his appointment as our Chief Executive Officer, Mr. Wilson held several positions within the Company since joining EA in May 2000, including Executive Vice President, EA SPORTS from August 2011 to September 2013 and Senior Vice President, EA SPORTS from March 2010 to August 2011. Mr. Wilson also serves as a director of Intel Corporation and is chairman of the board of the privately-held World Surf League. Mr. Wilson has served as the Company’s Chief Executive Officer since September 2013 and has been employed by EA in several roles since 2000. In addition to Mr. Wilson’s extensive experience and knowledge of the Company and the industry, we believe it is crucial to have the perspective of the Company’s Chief Executive Officer represented on the Board of Directors to provide direct insight into the Company’s day-to-day operation and strategic vision.

Blake Jorgensen

Mr. Blake Jorgensen serves as Chief Financial Officer, Chief Operating Officer of the Company. He has served as EA’s Chief Financial Officer since September 2012 and as EA’s Chief Operating Officer since April 2018. Prior to joining EA, he served as Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer of Levi Strauss & Co. from July 2009 to August 2012. From June 2007 to June 2009, Mr. Jorgensen served as Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer of Yahoo! Inc. Mr. Jorgensen earned his M.B.A. from Harvard Business School and his undergraduate degree from Stanford University.

Jacob Schatz

Mr. Jacob J. Schatz serves as Executive Vice President, General Counsel, Corporate Secretary of the Company. Mr. Schatz has served as EA’s General Counsel and Corporate Secretary since June 2014. Mr. Schatz joined EA in 1999, and prior to his current role, he served as Deputy General Counsel and as Vice President from 2006 to 2014. Mr. Schatz earned his J.D. from Georgetown University Law Center, and received his undergraduate degree from Pomona College. Mr. Schatz is a member of the Bar of the State of California and is admitted to practice in the United States Supreme Court, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals and several United States District Courts.

Matthew Bilbey

Mr. Matthew Bilbey is Executive Vice President - Strategic Growth of the Company. Mr. Bilbey has served as EA’s Executive Vice President of Strategic Growth since April 2018. Mr. Bilbey joined EA in 1995 and has held several positions within the Company, including Chief Operating Officer, Worldwide Studios from August 2016 to April 2018 and Senior Vice President, Group General Manager from November 2013 to January 2017.

Joel Linzner

Mr. Joel Linzner serves as Executive Vice President - Worldwide Business Affairs of the Company. Mr. Linzner has served as EA’s Executive Vice President, Worldwide Business Affairs since April 2016. From March 2005 until April 2016, Mr. Linzner was EA's Executive Vice President, Business and Legal Affairs. Prior to joining EA in July 1999, Mr. Linzner served as outside litigation counsel to EA and several other companies in the video game industry. Mr. Linzner earned his J.D. from Boalt Hall at the University of California, Berkeley, after graduating from Brandeis University.

Kenneth Barker

Mr. Kenneth A. Barker serves as Senior Vice President, Chief Accounting Officer of the Company. He has served as Senior Vice President, Chief Accounting Officer since April 2006. From February 2012 to September 2012, he also served as Interim Chief Financial Officer. From June 2003 to April 2006, Mr. Barker held the position of Vice President, Chief Accounting Officer. Prior to joining EA, Mr. Barker was at Sun Microsystems, Inc., as their Vice President and Corporate Controller from October 2002 as well as at Deloitte & Touche as an audit partner. Mr. Barker serves on the Board of Directors of Gatepath, a non-profit organization, and on the Accounting Advisory Board for the University of Notre Dame. Mr. Barker graduated from the University of Notre Dame.

Kenneth Moss

Mr. Kenneth Moss serves as Chief Technology Officer of the Company. He has served as EA’s Chief Technology Officer since July 2014. He served as Vice President of Market Places Technology, Science and Data at eBay Inc. from November 2011 to July 2014. Prior to joining eBay, he co-founded CrowdEye, Inc. and served as its Chief Executive Officer from October 2008 to November 2011. Mr. Moss graduated from Princeton University.

Christopher Bruzzo

Mr. Christopher Bruzzo serves as Chief Marketing Officer of the Company. He has served as EA’s Chief Marketing Officer since September 2014. Prior to joining EA, he served as Senior Vice President at Starbucks Corporation from June 2011 to August 2014. Mr. Bruzzo graduated from Whitworth University.

Laura Miele

Ms. Laura Miele serves as Chief Studios Officer of the Company. Ms. Miele has served as EA’s Chief Studios Officer since April 2018. Ms. Miele joined the Company in March 1996 and has held several positions at the Company, including Executive Vice President, Global Publishing from April 2016 to April 2018, Senior Vice President of Americas Publishing from June 2014 to April 2016, General Manager of the Company’s Star Wars business from June 2013 to June 2014, and several senior roles in the Company's marketing organization.

Mala Singh

Ms. Mala Singh serves as Chief People Officer of the Company. Ms. Singh has served as EA’s Chief People Officer since October 2016. Ms. Singh was previously employed by EA from 2009 to 2013, serving as Vice President, Human Resources, EA Labels from 2011 to 2013. Prior to rejoining EA, Ms. Singh served as the Chief People Officer of Minted, LLC from January 2014 to October 2016. Ms. Singh earned both her undergraduate and graduate degrees from Rutgers University - New Brunswick.

Luis Ubinas

Mr. Luis A. Ubinas is the lead Independent Director of Electronic Arts Inc. Mr. Ubinas served as President of the Ford Foundation from 2008 to 2013. Prior to joining the Ford Foundation, Mr. Ubiñas spent 18 years with McKinsey & Company, where he held various positions, including Senior Partner of the firm’s west coast media practice working with technology, telecommunications and media companies. Mr. Ubiñas also serves on the board of directors of Boston Private Financial Holdings, Inc. and on the boards of several non-profit organizations. Mr. Ubiñas has served as a director of CommerceHub, Inc. during the past five years. He holds a B.A. degree from Harvard College and an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School, is a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and a member of the Council on Foreign Relations. Mr. Ubiñas has extensive experience in business management and operations from his years of overseeing more than $12 billion in assets and over $500 million in annual giving at the Ford Foundation. In addition, through his prior experience as a Senior Partner at McKinsey & Company, he has worked with technology, telecommunications and media companies in understanding the challenges and opportunities presented by digital distribution platforms and applications. Mr. Ubiñas has worked extensively with companies managing the transition from physical to digital distribution and business models.

Leonard Coleman

Mr. Leonard S. Coleman, Jr. is an Independent Director of Electronic Arts Inc. He served as Senior Advisor to Major League Baseball from 1999 until 2005 and, from 2001 to 2002, was the Chairman of ARENACO, a subsidiary of Yankees/Nets. Mr. Coleman was President of The National League of Professional Baseball Clubs from 1994 to 1999. Mr. Coleman also serves on the board of directors of Avis Budget Group, Inc., Hess Corporation and Omnicom Group Inc. and has served as a director of Aramark and Churchill Downs Incorporated during the past five years. Mr. Coleman brings a wealth of corporate governance, public sector and international experience to the Board of Directors from his years of service on the boards of directors for numerous large, public companies and his involvement in diverse public-service organizations, as well as his extensive knowledge of the sports industry.

Jay Hoag

Mr. Jay C. Hoag is an Independent Director of Electronic Arts Inc. Mr. Hoag co-founded Technology Crossover Ventures, a leading provider of growth capital to technology companies in 1995 and serves as its Founding General Partner. Mr. Hoag also serves on the board of directors of Netflix, Inc., TripAdvisor, Inc. and Zillow Group, Inc. and several private companies. Mr. Hoag also serves on the Boards of Trustees of Northwestern University and Vanderbilt University, and on the Investment Advisory Board of the University of Michigan. Mr. Hoag has served as a director of TechTarget, Inc. during the past five years. Mr. Hoag holds a B.A. from Northwestern University and an M.B.A. from the University of Michigan. As a venture capital investor, Mr. Hoag brings strategic insight and financial experience to the Board of Directors. He has evaluated, invested in and served as a board member and compensation committee member at numerous companies, both public and private, and is familiar with a full range of corporate and board functions. His many years of experience in helping companies shape and implement strategy provide the Board of Directors with useful perspectives on matters such as risk management, compensation program structure and design, corporate governance, talent selection and management.

Jeffrey Huber

Mr. Jeffrey T. Huber is an Independent Director of Electronic Arts Inc. Mr. Huber is the Vice Chairman of GRAIL, Inc., a life sciences company. Previously, Mr. Huber served as Senior Vice President of Alphabet Inc. (formerly Google Inc.), where he worked from 2003 to 2016. From 2001 to 2003, Mr. Huber served as Vice President of Architecture and Systems Development at eBay Inc. Prior to joining eBay, Mr. Huber was Senior Vice President of Engineering at Excite@Home, where he worked from 1996 to 2001. Mr. Huber has served on the board of directors of Illumina, Inc. during the past five years. Mr. Huber holds a B.S. degree in Computer Engineering from the University of Illinois and a Masters degree from Harvard University. Mr. Huber serves as a visiting scholar at Stanford University. Mr. Huber has extensive operational and management experience at companies that apply rapidly-changing technology. Mr. Huber’s experience at Alphabet and eBay, in particular, provide background and experience, including risk management experience, with respect to consumer online companies that deploy large-scale technological infrastructure.

Talbott Roche

Ms. Talbott Roche is Independent Director of Electronic Arts Inc. Ms. Roche has served as Chief Executive Officer and a member of the board of directors of Blackhawk Network Holdings, Inc., a leading prepaid payment network, since February 2016, and as President since November 2010. Ms. Roche has held several positions at Blackhawk Network Holdings since joining in 2001, including Senior Vice President, Marketing, Product and Business Development and Assistant Vice President. Prior to joining Blackhawk Network Holdings, Ms. Roche served as a Branding Consultant and Director of New Business Development for Landor Associates, a marketing consulting firm, and held executive positions at News Corporation, a media and marketing services company. Ms. Roche served as a member of the board of directors of publicly-traded Blackhawk Network Holdings, Inc. during the past five years and has also previously served as a member of the board of directors of the Network Branded Prepaid Card Association, a trade association. Ms. Roche holds a B.A. in economics from Stanford University. Ms. Roche brings to the Board of Directors extensive operational and management experience as well as significant corporate governance and risk management experience as the Chief Executive Officer of a global organization, including during Blackhawk Network Holdings’ time as a public company. In addition, Ms. Roche’s understanding and experience with digital commerce, marketing and consumer trends provide the Board of Directors with valuable perspective.

Richard Simonson

Mr. Richard A. Simonson is an Independent Director of Electronic Arts Inc. Mr. Simonson has served as Senior Advisor to the CEO of Sabre Corporation and as Managing Partner of Specie Mesa L.L.C., an investment and advisory firm since July 2018. From March 2013 until July 2018, Mr. Simonson served as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Sabre Corporation. Previously, Mr. Simonson served as President, Business Operations and Chief Financial Officer of Rearden Commerce from April 2011 through May 2012. From 2001 to 2010, Mr. Simonson held a number of executive positions at Nokia Corporation, including Executive Vice President, Head of Mobile Phones and Sourcing, Chief Financial Officer, and Vice President and Head of Customer Finance. Mr. Simonson also serves as Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the SMU Lyle School of Engineering. Mr. Simonson has served as a director of Silver Spring Networks, Inc. during the past five years. Mr. Simonson holds a B.S. degree from the Colorado School of Mines and an M.B.A. from Wharton School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania. Mr. Simonson brings to the Board of Directors extensive financial expertise, corporate governance and risk management experience as a former public company Chief Financial Officer. He also has extensive experience with the strategic and operational challenges of leading a global company.

Heidi Ueberroth

Ms. Heidi Ueberroth is Independent Director of the Company. Heidi Ueberroth is the President of Globicon, a private investment and advisory firm focused on the media, sports, entertainment and hospitality industries. Prior to Globicon, Ms. Ueberroth served in several positions at the National Basketball Association between 1994 and 2013, including as President of NBA International from 2009 to 2013 and as President of Global Marketing Partnerships and International Business Operations from 2006 to 2009. Ms. Ueberroth also serves on the board of directors of the privately-held Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts, the privately-held Pebble Beach Company and on the boards of several non-profit organizations. Ms. Ueberroth has served as a director of Santander Consumer USA Holdings Inc. during the past five years. Ms. Ueberroth holds a B.A. degree from Vanderbilt University and serves on its Arts and Science Board of Visitors and is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations. Ms. Ueberroth brings to the Board of Directors extensive global experience in the sports, media and entertainment industries, including with respect to developing and marketing products and services in Asian markets. In addition, Ms. Ueberroth’s past and present board service bring the experience of overseeing strategic and operational challenges of a global company.

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