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Liberty Global PLC (LBTYB.OQ)

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

John Malone

78 2005 Chairman of the Board

Michael Fries

56 2005 Vice Chairman of the Board, President, Chief Executive Officer

Charles Bracken

53 2017 Chief Financial Officer, Executive Vice President

Enrique Rodriguez

57 2018 Executive Vice President, Chief Technology Officer

Bryan Hall

56 2012 Executive Vice President, General Counsel, Secretary

Andrew Cole

52 2013 Independent Director

Miranda Curtis

63 2010 Independent Director

John Dick

81 2005 Independent Director

Paul Gould

73 2005 Independent Director

Richard Green

81 2008 Independent Director

David Rapley

77 2005 Independent Director

Larry Romrell

79 2005 Independent Director

J. Sparkman

86 2005 Independent Director

J. David Wargo

65 2005 Independent Director

John Rea

2017 IR Contact Officer

Biographies

Name Description

John Malone

Dr. John C. Malone, Ph.D., is Chairman of the Board of Liberty Global plc, (formerly Liberty Global, Inc.). Mr. Malone is an experienced business executive, having served as the chief executive officer of TCI for over 25 years until its acquisition by AT&T Corporation in 1999. During that period, he successfully led TCI as it grew through acquisitions and construction into the largest multiple cable system operator in the U.S., invested in and nurtured the development of unique cable television programming, including the Discovery Channel, QVC and Starz/Encore, expanded through joint ventures into international cable operations in the U.K. (Telewest Communications plc), Japan (J:COM) and other countries, and invested in new technologies, including high speed internet, alternative telephony providers, wireless personal communications services and direct-to-home satellite. Mr. Malone’s proven business acumen as a long time chief executive of large, complex organizations and his extensive knowledge and experience in the cable television, telecommunications, media and programming industries are a valuable resource to our board in evaluating the challenges and opportunities of our global business and our strategic planning and strengthen our board’s collective qualifications, skills and attributes.

Michael Fries

Mr. Michael Thomas Fries is Vice Chairman of the Board, President, Chief Executive Officer of Liberty Global plc, (formerly Liberty Global, Inc.). Mr. Fries has over 30 years of experience in the cable and media industry. He is the Chief Executive Officer and President of Liberty Global, a position he has held for over 14 years, and is the Vice Chairman of the Liberty Global board. He was a founding member of the management team that launched Liberty Global’s international expansion over 28 years ago, and he has served in various strategic and operating capacities since that time. As an executive officer of Liberty Global and its predecessor, Mr. Fries has overseen its growth into one of the world’s largest and most innovative cable companies with services in 10 countries. With 51 million broadband, video, voice and mobile subscribers, more than 26,000 employees and $16 billion of revenue, Liberty Global is recognized as a global leader in entertainment, media and broadband. Mr Fries’ significant executive experience building and managing international distribution and programming business, in-depth knowledge of all aspects of our current global business and responsibility for setting the strategic, financial and operational direction for our company contribute an insider’s perspective to our board’s consideration of the strategic, operational and financial challenges and opportunities of our business, and strengthen our board’s collective qualifications, skills and attributes.

Charles Bracken

Mr. Charles is Chief Financial Officer and Executive Vice President of the Company, effective January 1, 2017. He served as Executive Vice President since January 2012 and Chief Financial Officer since January 2017, having previously been Co-Chief Financial Officer since June 2005. From April 2005 to January 2012, Mr. Bracken served as a Senior Vice President. He also served as the Chief Financial Officer of Liberty Global Europe LLC, and its predecessors from November 1999 to June 2005. Mr. Bracken is a director of our subsidiary Telenet Group Holding NV, a Belgian public limited liability company (Telenet) and a director of Liberty Latin America Ltd. (Liberty Latin America).

Enrique Rodriguez

Mr. Enrique Rodriguez is Executive Vice President, Chief Technology Officer of the Company. Mr. Rodriguez was formerly Chief Executive Officer of TiVo. Enrique Rodriguez has served as the President and Chief Executive Officer and a member of the Board of Directors of TiVo since November 2017. Prior to becoming CEO, Mr. Rodriguez was Executive Vice President and Chief Technology Officer of AT&T Entertainment Group from August 2015 to November 2017. From January 2013 to July 2015, he served as Executive Vice President, Operations and Products for Sirius XM and was Group Vice President of Sirius XM from October 2012 to January 2013. Prior to his employment with Sirius XM, Mr. Rodriguez was the Senior Vice President and General Manager of Cisco Systems' Service Provider Video Technology Group. Mr. Rodriguez also held various executive positions at Microsoft from 2003 to 2010, including Corporate Vice President for the TV Division and as Vice President of Xbox Partnerships.

Bryan Hall

Mr. Bryan H. Hall is Executive Vice President, General Counsel, Secretary of Liberty Global plc, (formerly Liberty Global, Inc.). Prior to joining LGI, Mr. Hall served as Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary since January 2012. In addition, he is an officer and director of several of our subsidiaries. Prior to joining Liberty Global, Mr. Hall served as general counsel of Virgin Media Inc. (Virgin Media) from June 2004 until January 2011. Before joining Virgin Media, Mr. Hall was a partner in the corporate department of the law firm Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson LLP in New York, specializing in public and private acquisitions and acquisition financings. Bryan received his law degree from Indiana University School of Law and his BA degree from the University of Wisconsin. He is admitted to practice in the States of Colorado and New York.

Andrew Cole

Mr. Andrew J. Cole is Independent Director of Liberty Global plc, (formerly Liberty Global, Inc.)., effective June 7, 2013. Mr. Cole has served as the chief executive officer of Glow Financial Services Ltd., a private U.K. company, since July 2014. Glow Financial Services is a full service provider of handset and home device financing for wireless carriers and cable companies. Until July 2014, he was the chief executive director of the European division of Asurion Corp., a private entity. He assumed that role in May 2009, after serving as chief marketing officer and senior vice president at Asurion Corp. from April 2007. Asurion Corp. is the world’s largest technology protection company. Mr. Cole has over 20 years of experience working in the telecommunications and media industry with a particular depth of experience in the mobile sector. He has consulted with Verizon, Sprint, AT&T, BT, Warner Music, Disney, Google and with Steve Jobs on the iPhone® in 2005-06 when he was president of CSMG Adventis, a strategic consultancy firm that focused on the telecommunications media and entertainment markets, from October 2005 to April 2007. Mr. Cole’s extensive background in the telecommunication and media industry and his particular knowledge and experience in the mobile sector as well as his expertise in marketing and strategy contributes to our board’s evaluation of our mobile business and acquisition and divestiture opportunities and strategies and our capital structure and strengthens our board’s collective qualifications, skills and attributes.

Miranda Curtis

Ms. Miranda T. Curtis is Independent Director of Liberty Global plc, (formerly Liberty Global, Inc.). Ms. Curtis has over 30 years of experience in the international media and telecommunications industry, starting with the international distribution of programming for the BBC before moving to the cable industry. Her most recent positions were as an executive officer of our predecessor LGI and its predecessor where she served as President of Liberty Media International Inc. and subsequently as President of Liberty Global Japan. In these positions, she oversaw cable and programming investments in Europe and Asia. In particular, she was responsible for the negotiation, oversight and management of a joint venture with Sumitomo Corporation that led to the formation of Jupiter Telecomunications Co. Ltd., the largest multiple cable system operator in Japan, and Jupiter TV Co., Ltd., a leading provider of content services to the Japanese cable and satellite industries (J:COM), as well as other content ventures in Europe and Asia. In early 2010, Ms. Curtis retired from her officer positions with our company following the sale of substantially all of our investments in Japan. Ms. Curtis’ significant business and executive background in the media and telecommunication industries and her particular knowledge of, and experience with all aspects of international cable television operations and content distribution contribute to our board’s consideration of operational developments and strategies and strengthen our board’s collective qualifications, skills and attributes.

John Dick

Mr. John W. Dick is Independent Director of Liberty Global plc, (formerly Liberty Global, Inc.), Mr. Dick has over 40 years of experience as a founder, director and chairman of public and private companies in a variety of industries, including real estate, automotive, telecommunications, oil exploration and international shipping based in a number of countries and regions, including the U.S., Canada, Europe, Australia, Russia, China and Africa. Mr. Dick was a director and non-executive chairman of the board of Terracom Broadband, a private company that developed and operated a fiber-based internet network and a digital cellular network in Rwanda, and following its purchase by Terracom Broadband, of Rwandatel, the incumbent telephone company in Rwanda, until the sale of these companies in 2007. Mr. Dick’s extensive business background in a variety of industries and countries and his particular knowledge as an experienced board member of various entities that have evaluated and developed business opportunities in international markets contribute to our board’s consideration of strategic options and strengthen our board’s collective qualifications, skills and attributes..

Paul Gould

Mr. Paul A. Gould is Independent Director of Liberty Global plc, (formerly Liberty Global, Inc.). Mr. Gould has over 40 years of experience in the investment banking industry. He is a managing director of Allen & Company, LLC, a position that he has held for more than the last five years, and is a senior member of Allen & Company’s mergers and acquisitions advisory practice. In that capacity, he has served as a financial advisor to many Fortune 500 companies, principally in the media and entertainment industries. Mr. Gould joined Allen & Company in 1972. In 1975, he established Allen Investment Management, which manages capital for endowments, pension funds and family offices. Mr. Gould’s extensive background in investment banking and as a public company board member and his particular knowledge and experience as a financial advisor for mergers and acquisitions and in accounting, finance and capital markets contribute to our board’s evaluation of acquisition, divestiture and financing opportunities and strategies and consideration of our capital structure, budgets and business plans, provide insight into other public company board practices and strengthen our board’s collective qualifications, skills and attributes.

Richard Green

Dr. Richard R. Green is Independent Director of Liberty Global PLC, (formerly Liberty Global, Inc.). For over 20 years, Dr. Green served as president and chief executive officer of Cable Television Laboratories, Inc., a non-profit cable television industry research and development consortium (CableLabs®) before retiring in December 2009. While at CableLabs®, Dr. Green oversaw the development of DOCSIS technology, the establishment of common specifications for digital voice and the deployment of interactive television, among other technologies for the cable industry. Prior to joining CableLabs®, he was a senior vice president at PBS (1984 – 1988), where he was instrumental in establishing PBS as a leader in high definition television and digital audio transmission technology, and served as a director of CBS’s Advanced Television Technology Laboratory (1980 – 1983), where he managed and produced the first high definition television programs in December 1981, among other accomplishments. Mr. Green is the author of over 55 technical papers on a variety of topics. Currently, Mr. Green is a professor and the director of the Center for Technology Innovation at the University of Denver. Mr. Green’s extensive professional and executive background and his particular knowledge and experience in the complex and rapidly changing field of technology for broadband communications services contribute to our board’s evaluation of technological initiatives and challenges and strengthen our board’s collective qualifications, skills and attributes.

David Rapley

Mr. David E. Rapley is Independent Director of Liberty Global plc, (formerly Liberty Global, Inc.). Mr. Rapley has over 30 years of experience as a founder, executive, manager and director of various engineering firms. He founded Rapley Engineering in 1985 and, as its president and chief executive officer, oversaw its development into a full service engineering firm at the time of its sale to VECO Corporation (VECO) in 1998. Following the sale, Mr. Rapley served as executive vice president, Engineering of VECO, an Alaska-based firm providing engineering, design, construction and project management services to the energy, chemical and process industries domestically and internationally, until his retirement in December 2001. From January 2000 to December 2014, Mr Rapley served as president and chief executive officer of Rapley Consulting, Inc. Mr. Rapley has authored technical papers on engineering processes and computer systems. Mr. Rapley’s significant professional and business background as an engineer, entrepreneur and executive contributes to our board’s consideration of technological initiatives and challenges and strengthens our board’s collective qualifications, skills and attributes.

Larry Romrell

Mr. Larry E. Romrell is Independent Director of Liberty Global plc, (formerly Liberty Global, Inc.). Mr. Romrell has over 30 years of experience in the telecommunications industry. He was an executive vice president of TCI from January 1994 to March 1999, when it was acquired by AT&T Corporation, and a senior vice president of TCI from 1991 to 1994. Prior to becoming an executive officer at TCI, Mr. Romrell held various executive positions at WestMarc Communications, Inc. for almost 20 years. Mr. Romrell’s extensive business background and his particular knowledge and experience in telecommunications technology and board practices of other public companies contribute to our board’s consideration of operational and technological developments and strategies, provide insight into other public company board practices and strengthen our board’s collective qualifications, skills and attributes.

J. Sparkman

Mr. J. C. Sparkman is Independent Director of Liberty Global plc, (formerly Liberty Global, Inc.). Mr. Sparkman has over 40 years of experience in the cable television industry, including over 26 years at Telecommunications Inc. (TCI). At TCI he was responsible for TCI’s cable operations as that company grew through acquisitions, construction of new networks and expansion of existing networks into the largest multiple cable system operator in the U.S. He was executive vice president and chief operating officer of TCI for eight years until his retirement in 1995. In September 1999, he co-founded Broadband Services, Inc., a provider of asset management, logistics, installation and repair services for telecommunications service providers and equipment manufacturers domestically and internationally. Mr. Sparkman’s significant background as an executive and board member and his particular knowledge of, and experience with, all aspects of cable television operations contribute to our board’s consideration of operational developments and strategies, provide insight into other public company board practices and strengthen our board’s collective qualifications, skills and attributes.

J. David Wargo

Mr. J. David Wargo is Independent Director of Liberty Global plc, (formerly Liberty Global, Inc.). Mr. Wargo has over 35 years of experience in investment research, analysis and management. He is the founder and president of Wargo & Company, Inc., a private company specializing in investing in the communications industry since 1993. Mr. Wargo is a co-founding member of Peters Creek Entertainment LLC from 2010 and is a co-founding member of Asia Vision LLC from 2015. Mr. Wargo is a co-founder and was a member of New Mountain Capital, LLC from 2000 to 2008. Mr. Wargo’s extensive background in investment analysis and management and as a public company board member and his particular knowledge of, and experience with, finance and capital markets contribute to our board’s consideration of our capital structure and evaluation of investment and financial opportunities and strategies, provide insight into other public company board practices and strengthen our board’s collective qualifications, skills and attributes.

John Rea

Basic Compensation

Name Fiscal Year Total

John Malone

1,507,840

Michael Fries

33,004,400

Charles Bracken

8,754,230

Enrique Rodriguez

9,635,420

Bryan Hall

7,048,610

Andrew Cole

316,437

Miranda Curtis

340,992

John Dick

306,440

Paul Gould

347,896

Richard Green

307,224

David Rapley

384,413

Larry Romrell

304,928

J. Sparkman

330,643

J. David Wargo

331,086

John Rea

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As Of  31 Dec 2018

Options Compensation

Name Options Value

John Malone

4,406,830 18,342,687

Michael Fries

2,750,060 27,879,110

Charles Bracken

993,860 8,929,483

Enrique Rodriguez

0 0

Bryan Hall

0 0

Andrew Cole

0 0

Miranda Curtis

487,048 1,712,774

John Dick

0 0

Paul Gould

0 0

Richard Green

0 0

David Rapley

0 0

Larry Romrell

0 0

J. Sparkman

0 0

J. David Wargo

0 0

John Rea

0 0