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Euronet Worldwide Inc (EEFT.OQ)

EEFT.OQ on NASDAQ Stock Exchange Global Select Market

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Michael Brown

60 2014 Chairman of the Board, President, Chief Executive Officer

Rick Weller

59 2002 Chief Financial Officer, Executive Vice President

Jeffrey Newman

62 2000 Executive Vice President, General Counsel

Juan Bianchi

46 2014 Executive Vice President, Chief Executive Officer - Money Transfer Segment

Kevin Caponecchi

50 2014 Executive Vice President, Chief Executive Officer - epay, Software and EFT Asia Pacific Division

Nikos Fountas

53 2014 Executive Vice President, Chief Executive Officer - EFT Europe, Middle East and Africa Division

Martin Bruckner

41 2014 Senior Vice President, Chief Technology Officer

Thomas McDonnell

71 2014 Lead Independent Director

Paul Althasen

52 2011 Independent Director

Mark Callegari

61 2014 Independent Director

Andrej Olechowski

70 2002 Independent Director

Andrew Schmitt

68 2003 Independent Director

Eriberto Scocimara

81 1996 Independent Director

M. Strandjord

71 2014 Independent Director

Stephanie Taylor

IR Contact Officer

Biographies

Name Description

Michael Brown

Mr. Michael J. Brown is Chairman of the Board, President, Chief Executive Officer of the Company. He also served as our President from December 11, 2006 to June 11, 2007. He founded our predecessor in 1994 with Daniel R. Henry, our former President and Chief Operating Officer. Mr. Brown has been a Director of Euronet since our incorporation in December 1996 and previously served on the boards of Euronet’s predecessor companies. In 1979, Mr. Brown co-founded Innovative Software, Inc., a computer software company that was merged in 1988 with Informix. Mr. Brown served as President and Chief Operating Officer of Informix from February 1988 to January 1989. He served as President of the Workstation Products Division of Informix from January 1989 until April 1990. In 1993, Mr. Brown was a founding investor of Visual Tools, Inc. Visual Tools, Inc. was acquired by Sybase Software in 1996. Mr. Brown was formerly a director of Blue Valley Ban Corp. and Nexxus Lighting, Inc. Mr. Brown received a B.S. in electrical engineering from the University of Missouri-Columbia in 1979 and a M.S. in molecular and cellular biology at the University of Missouri-Kansas City in 1997.

Rick Weller

Mr. Rick L. Weller is Chief Financial Officer, Executive Vice President of the Company. MrMr. Weller has been Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Euronet since he joined Euronet in November 2002. From January 2002 to October 2002, he was the sole proprietor of Pivotal Associates, a business development firm. From November 1999 to December 2001, Mr. Weller held the position of Chief Operating Officer of ionex telecommunications, inc., a local exchange company. He is a certified public accountant and received his B.S. in Accounting from the University of Central Missouri.

Jeffrey Newman

Mr. Jeffrey B. Newman is Executive Vice President, General Counsel of the Company. Mr. Newman has been Executive Vice President and General Counsel of Euronet since January 2000. He joined Euronet in December 1996 as Vice President and General Counsel. Prior to this, he practiced law with the Washington, D.C. based law firm of Arent Fox Kintner Plotkin & Kahn and the Paris based law firm of Salans Hertzfeld & Heilbronn. He is a member of the District of Columbia, California and Paris, France bars. He received a B.A. in Political Science and French from Ohio University in 1976 and law degrees from Ohio State University and the University of Paris.

Juan Bianchi

Mr. Juan C. Bianchi is Executive Vice President, Chief Executive Officer - Money Transfer Segment of the Company. Mr. Bianchi joined Euronet subsequent to the acquisition of Ria in 2007. Prior to the acquisition, Mr. Bianchi served as the Chief Executive Officer of Ria and has spent his entire career at either Ria or AFEX Money Express, a money transfer company purchased by Ria's founders. Mr. Bianchi began his career at AFEX in Chile in 1992, joined AFEX USA's operations in 1996, and became chief operating officer of AFEX-Ria in 2003. Mr. Bianchi studied business at the Universidad Andres Bello in Chile and completed the Executive Program in Management at UCLA's John E. Anderson School of Business.

Kevin Caponecchi

Mr. Kevin J. Caponecchi is Executive Vice President, Chief Executive Officer - epay, Software and EFT Asia Pacific Division of the Company. Mr. Caponecchi joined Euronet in July 2007 and served as President until assuming his current role in December 2014. Prior to joining Euronet, Mr. Caponecchi served in various capacities with subsidiaries of General Electric Company for 17 years. From 2003 until June 2007, Mr. Caponecchi served as President of GE Global Signaling, a provider of products and services to freight, passenger and mass transit systems. From 1998 through 2002, Mr. Caponecchi served as General Manager - Technology for GE Consumer & Industrial, a provider of consumer appliances, lighting products and electrical products. Mr. Caponecchi holds degrees in physics from Franklin and Marshall College and industrial engineering from Columbia University.

Nikos Fountas

Mr. Nikos Fountas is Executive Vice President - Chief Executive Officer, EFT Europe, Middle East and Africa Division of the Company. Mr. Fountas has been Executive Vice President of the Company's EFT Processing Segment in Europe since December 2012. Mr. Fountas joined Euronet subsequent to the Company's 2005 acquisition of Instreamline S.A. (now Euronet Card Services) in Greece. He served as managing director of the Company's Greece EFT subsidiary, responsible for Euronet's European card processing and cross-border acquiring operations until September 2009. In September 2009, Mr. Fountas took over responsibilities as managing director of Euronet's Europe EFT Processing Segment. Prior to joining Euronet, Mr. Fountas spent over 20 years working in management and executive-level positions in the IT field for several companies, including IBM for 12 years. He has a degree in computer science (Honors) from York University in Canada and post graduate studies in business administration from Henley Management School and IBM Business Professional Institute.

Martin Bruckner

Mr. Martin L. Bruckner is Senior Vice President, Chief Technology Officer of the Company. Mr. Bruckner has been Senior Vice President and Chief Technology Officer of Euronet since January 2014. Mr. Bruckner joined Euronet in 2007 as head of software development and IT operations for Transact GmbH. In 2009, he was promoted to Chief Technology Officer of Euronet's epay segment. Prior to joining Euronet, Mr. Bruckner established his own IT company called MLB Development GmbH, where he developed software systems for various European companies. Mr. Bruckner has more than 20 years of software development experience and published his first software product (BBS systems) at the age of 15. He received a Doctorate of Law from the University of Rostock and a law degree from the University of Bielefeld.

Thomas McDonnell

Mr. Thomas A. Mcdonnell is Lead Independent Director of the Company. He has served as Lead Independent Director since September 2014. From October 1984 until September 12, 2012, he served as Chief Executive Officer of DST Systems, Inc., a former Stockholder of Euronet. From September 12, 2012 through December 31, 2012, he served as non-executive Chairman of DST Systems, Inc. From 1973 to September 1995, he served as Treasurer of DST Systems, Inc. From January 1, 2013 until his retirement on December 31, 2014, Mr. McDonnell was President and Chief Executive Officer of the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation. Mr. McDonnell is currently a director of Blue Valley Ban Corp., Cohanzick HY Fund Ltd., and Kansas City Southern, where he is a member of the Audit Committee. Mr. McDonnell has a B.S. in Accounting from Rockhurst University and an M.B.A. from the Wharton School of Finance.

Paul Althasen

Mr. Paul S. Althasen is Independent Director of the Company. He joined Euronet in February 2003 in connection with Euronet’s acquisition of e-pay Limited, a UK company. Mr. Althasen served as Executive Vice President of Euronet until his resignation on April 2, 2012. Mr. Althasen is a co-founder and former CEO and Co-Managing Director of e-pay, and he was responsible for the strategic direction of e-pay from its formation in 1999 until April 2012. From 1989 to 1999, Mr. Althasen was a co-founder and Managing Director of MPC Mobile Phone Center, a franchised retailer of cellular phones in the UK. Previously, Mr. Althasen worked for Chemical Bank in London where he traded financial securities. Mr. Althasen currently serves as a director of Lodwick Homes Ltd. Mr. Althasen has a B.A. (Honors) degree in business studies from the City of London Business School.

Mark Callegari

Mr. Mark R. Callegari is Independent Director of the Company. Mr. Callegari is the Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Callegenix, LLC, an industry leader in lighting control and microprocessing systems founded in 1999. In 2002, Mr. Callegari founded LightWild LLC and served as its Chairman until 2013. In 2002, Mr. Callegari founded and served as Chairman of Animated Lighting, Inc., until its sale in 2005. In 1998, Mr. Callegari founded Tidestone Technologies and served as its Chairman until 2001. In 1979, Mr. Callegari co-founded Innovative Software, Inc., a computer software company that was merged in 1988 with Informix. Mr. Callegari served as Executive Vice President of Informix from 1988 to 1992. Mr. Callegari received a Bachelor of Science degree from Rockhurst University and is the holder of two patents on the process of illuminating building facades.

Andrej Olechowski

Dr. Andrzej Olechowski is Independent Director of the Company. He previously served as a Director of Euronet from its incorporation in December 1996 until May 2000. From 2005 until 2009 when he retired, Dr. Olechowski was the President of Conseil DG, a Polish consulting company. From 1995 until 2008, Dr. Olechowski served as a Senior Advisor for Central Europe Trust, Poland, a consulting firm. He has held several senior positions with the Polish government: from 1993 to 1995, he was Minister of Foreign Affairs and in 1992 he was Minister of Finance. From 1992 to 1993, and again in 1995, he served as economic advisor to President Lech Walesa. From 1991 to 1992, he was Secretary of State in the Ministry of Foreign Economic Relations and from 1989 to 1991 he was Deputy Governor of the National Bank of Poland. From May 1998 to June 2000, Dr. Olechowski served as the Chairman of Bank Handlowy w Warszawie S.A. (Poland). Until April 2009, Dr. Olechowski sat on the Supervisory Board of Vivendi (France) and currently sits on the Supervisory Board of Bank Handlowy w Warszawie S.A. and the boards of various charitable and educational foundations. Dr. Olechowski is currently a Professor at Visula University. He received a Ph.D. in Economics in 1979 from the Central School of Planning and Statistics in Warsaw.

Andrew Schmitt

Mr. Andrew B. Schmitt is Independent Director of the Company. Mr. Schmitt served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Layne Christensen Company from October 1993 until his retirement on January 31, 2012. For approximately two years prior to joining Layne Christensen Company, Mr. Schmitt was a partner in two privately owned hydrostatic pump and motor manufacturing companies and an oil and gas service company. He served as President of the Tri-State Oil Tools Division of Baker Hughes Incorporated from February 1988 to October 1991. Currently, Mr. Schmitt serves on the board of directors of FreightCar America, Inc., where he chairs the Compensation Committee and is a member of the Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee. Mr. Schmitt served as a director of Layne Christensen Company until his retirement in 2012. Mr. Schmitt holds a bachelor of science degree from the University of Alabama School of Commerce and Business.

Eriberto Scocimara

Mr. Eriberto R. Scocimara is Independent Director of the Company. Mr. Scocimara served President and Chief Executive Officer of the Hungarian-American Enterprise Fund (“HAEF”), a private company that was funded by the U.S. government and invested in Hungary. From 1984 to 2016, Mr. Scocimara was the President of Scocimara & Company, Inc., an investment management company. Mr. Scocimara is currently a director of several privately owned companies as well as being a director and the chairman of the audit committee of ARC Document Solutions, Inc. He has a Licence de Science Economique from the University of St. Gallen, Switzerland, and an M.B.A. from Harvard University.

M. Strandjord

Ms. Mary Jeannine Strandjord, CPA, is Independent Director of the Company. She has 40 plus years of financial management experience and was employed in three different industries after starting in public accounting on the audit staff of Ernst and Whinney in 1968. For 20 years, beginning in 1985, she held several senior financial management roles at Sprint Corporation. She managed the successful transformation and restructuring of Sprint as Chief Integration Officer from 2003 until 2005 when she retired. Previously, she was Senior VP and Chief Financial Officer of Global Solutions, a $9 billion division, from 1998 until 2003, and was Controller and Treasurer from 1986 to 1998. Ms. Strandjord has been a director of American Century Mutual Funds (for six registered investment companies) since 1994; was a director of DST Systems, Inc., from 1996 to 2012; and has been a director of MGP Ingredients since 2013. She has also been a director of JE Dunn Construction Corporation, a private company, since 2006. Her current non-profit boards are the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation, the Truman Library, and the World War I Museum. Past non-profit boards include Rockhurst University, the Heartland Chapter of the National Association for Corporate Directors and the Kansas City Community Foundation. She has been a director of the Company since 2001 and is currently the Chair of the Audit Committee. She also served as Lead Independent Director from 2010 to 2014. Ms. Strandjord holds a bachelor's degree in accounting and business administration from the University of Kansas.

Stephanie Taylor

Basic Compensation

Name Fiscal Year Total

Michael Brown

6,413,810

Rick Weller

2,450,420

Jeffrey Newman

1,060,290

Juan Bianchi

2,036,470

Kevin Caponecchi

1,923,460

Nikos Fountas

2,049,140

Martin Bruckner

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Thomas McDonnell

215,000

Paul Althasen

190,000

Mark Callegari

190,000

Andrej Olechowski

190,000

Andrew Schmitt

202,500

Eriberto Scocimara

202,500

M. Strandjord

210,000

Stephanie Taylor

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As Of  31 Dec 2016

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