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Mudrick Capital Acquisition Corporation (MUDS.OQ)

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Jason Mudrick

42 2017 Chief Executive Officer, Executive Director

Glenn Springer

45 2017 Chief Financial Officer

David Kirsch

38 2017 Vice President and Director Nominee

Victor Danh

40 2017 Vice President

Bruce Harbour

35 2017 Vice President

Timothy Daileader

47 Independent Director

Brian Kushner

59 Independent Director

Dennis Stogsdill

47 Independent Director

Biographies

Name Description

Jason Mudrick

Mr. Jason B. Mudrick is Chief Executive Officer, Executive Director of the company. He has been our Chief Executive Officer and a member of our board of directors since September 2017. Mr. Mudrick is the founder and Chief Investment Officer of Mudrick Capital, an investment firm that specializes in long and short investments in distressed credit. Mudrick Capital was founded in 2009 with $5 million under management. As of December 31, 2017, the firm had grown to approximately $1.8 billion under management, primarily for institutional clients. Mr. Mudrick began his Wall Street career in 2000 advising on mergers and acquisition transactions as an Associate in Merrill Lynch’s Mergers & Acquisitions Investment Banking Group. In 2001, he joined Contrarian Capital Management, where he began his focus on distressed investing. Beginning in October 2002, Mr. Mudrick served as Managing Director and Portfolio Manager of the Contrarian Equity Fund, a fund specializing in post-restructured equities, which he managed until his departure at the end of 2008. As Managing Director and Portfolio Manager of the Contrarian Equity Fund, Mr. Mudrick specialized in investing in post-restructured equities, among other things. In 2009, Mr. Mudrick founded Mudrick Capital to continue his specialty of investing in distressed debt and post-restructured equities. Mr. Mudrick has a B.A. in Political Science from the College of the University of Chicago and a J.D. from Harvard Law School.

Glenn Springer

Mr. Glenn Springer is Chief Financial Officer of the company. He has been our Chief Financial Officer since September 2017. Mr. Springer is the Chief Financial Officer of Mudrick Capital, where he oversees the finance, accounting and operations functions. Prior to joining Mudrick Capital, Mr. Springer was Chief Financial Officer and Chief Operating Officer at Turtle Creek Investment Advisors, LLC from 2007 to 2008 where he developed from inception, its operational and financial infrastructure. Prior to joining Turtle Creek, Mr. Springer served as Chief Financial Officer & Chief Compliance Officer of SBZ Select Investments, LLC from 2005 to 2007 where he was responsible for the finance, accounting and compliance functions, including the registration of two investment advisors with the SEC. Previously, Mr. Springer served as Controller (A.A.I.UK), Director of Fund Accounting and a Risk Management Affiliated Fund Analyst at Asset Alliance Corporation from 2000 to 2004. Prior to Asset Alliance, Mr. Springer was a Senior Accountant in PricewaterhouseCoopers, LLP’s Financial Services and Business Advisory Services Group from 1998 to 2000 where his focus was on audits of a variety of investment companies including hedge funds and private equity funds. Mr. Springer began his career at Richard A. Eisner & Co. LLP from 1996 to 1998 where he was a Senior Accountant in the Audit Department. Mr. Springer received a B.A. from the State University of Albany and an M.B.A. from Baruch College, CUNY. Mr. Springer is a Certified Public Accountant in the State of New York.

David Kirsch

Mr. David Kirsch is Vice President and Director Nominee of the company. He has been our Vice President since September 2017 and will be one of our directors on the effective date of the registration statement of which this prospectus forms part. Mr. Kirsch is a Managing Director and Senior Analyst at Mudrick Capital, where he is responsible for analyzing distressed credit and equity opportunities across a diverse range of industries. Prior to joining Mudrick Capital, from 2008 to 2010 Mr. Kirsch was a Senior Analyst and Managing Director at Miura Global Management, a large global long-short equity hedge fund, where he was responsible for coverage of the financial and consumer industries across the Americas, Europe and Asia. Mr. Kirsch gained extensive restructuring experience as a Director at Alvarez & Marsal from 2003?–?2008. At Alvarez & Marsal, he held primary or lead management roles on an interim basis for distressed companies and advised creditors on balance sheet solutions to maximize the value of their investments. Selected assignments include representing Senior Secured Creditors in the Delphi and Oneida restructurings and overseeing the Tarragon (a public real estate development company) Finance Department during its restructuring, David received his B.S. Magna Cum Laude in Economics from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania. Mr. Kirsch’s qualifications to serve on our board of directors include his extensive leadership and board experience, his track record as Managing Director and Senior Analyst of Mudrick Capital, his current board experience, including as Chairman of the Board of Nelson Education, and his network of contacts in the distressed investing field.

Victor Danh

Mr. Victor Danh is Vice President of the company. He has been our Vice President since September 2017. Mr. Danh is a Managing Director, Head of Research, and Senior Analyst at Mudrick Capital, where he is responsible for analyzing distressed credit and equity opportunities across a diverse range of industries and overseeing and coordinating the research team. Prior to joining Mudrick Capital, Mr. Danh was a Vice President and Assistant Portfolio Manager at Contrarian Capital Management, LLC from 2003 to 2009 where he focused on deep value and distressed investments in a wide range of industries across the entire capital structure. Previously, Mr. Danh worked at Merrill Lynch in the Mergers and Acquisitions Group and at UBS in the Technology Investment Banking Group. Mr. Danh received a B.A. in Economics from Harvard College.

Bruce Harbour

Mr. Bruce H. Harbour is Vice President of the company. He has been our Vice President since September 2017. Mr. Harbour is a Managing Director and Senior Analyst at Mudrick Capital, where he is responsible for analyzing distressed credit and equity opportunities across a diverse range of industries. Prior to joining Mudrick Capital, Mr. Harbour was a Managing Director at Fortress Investment Group LLC from 2015, which he joined as part of a strategic transaction with Mount Kellett Capital Management LP, a large global special situations investment fund. Mr. Harbour joined Mount Kellett at its inception in 2008 and was most recently a Managing Director and Co-Head of North American Corporate Investments, focusing on deep value, special situations and distressed investments across the capital structure. He covered a range of industries in both the public and private markets. While at Mount Kellett, he also served on the Board of Directors of the Great Atlantic & Pacific Tea Company, Inc., where he was responsible for directing the company’s capital markets, mergers and acquisitions, real estate and restructuring activities on behalf of the board. Mr. Harbour started his career in investment banking as an analyst in the Financial Sponsors Group at Credit Suisse before joining Citadel Investment Group as an investment analyst. Mr. Harbour received his A.B. magna cum laude in Politics and a Certificate in Finance from Princeton University

Timothy Daileader

Mr. Timothy Daileader is Independent Director of the company. Mr. Daileader leads several post-bankruptcy liquidation and litigation trusteeships, and from 2016 to 2017 was an independent director at Kawa Solar Holdings and several of its U.S. and Canadian affiliates. From 2011 to 2015, Mr. Daileader served as a senior investment analyst at Litespeed Partners, the N.Y.-based hedge fund. From 2007 to 2011, Mr. Daileader also served as the Director of Research for debt and equity research at Knight Capital Group and Libertas Partners (acquired by Knight Capital Group) where he also was part of the Senior Operating, New Business and Credit Policy committees. From 1997 to 2007, Mr. Daileader was a senior investment professional at Stanfield Capital Partners and Strategic Value Partners. Between 1994 and 1997, Mr. Daileader worked at GiroCredit AG and Banque Francais du Commerce Exterieur in their Corporate Finance/ Commercial Lending departments. From 1992 and 1994, Mr. Daileader completed formal credit training at National Westminster Bank USA and worked in its Credit Department. Mr. Daileader received a B.A. in Economics from Georgetown University where he was a George F. Baker Scholar, and is a CFA charter holder. Mr. Daileader is well-qualified to serve on our board of directors due to his experience in financial restructuring, corporate finance, leveraged finance, compliance and asset management.

Brian Kushner

Dr. Brian Kushner is Independent Director of the company. Prior to joining FTI, Dr. Kushner was the co-founder of CXO, L.L.C., a boutique interim and turnaround management consulting firm that was acquired by FTI at the end of 2008. Over the past two decades, he has served as Chief Executive Officer, the Chief Restructuring Officer or a Director of more than two dozen public and private technology, manufacturing, telecom and defense companies, and has led, or participated in the sale or acquisition of over 25 companies. Dr. Kushner periodically served as Chief Restructuring Officer (or in an analogous position) of companies which elected to utilize bankruptcy proceedings as a part of their financial restructuring process and, as such, he served as an executive officer of various companies which filed bankruptcy petitions under federal law, including, without limitation, Relativity Media LLC in 2015. Dr. Kushner began his career in 1982 at BDM International, a defense firm, and remained with them following their acquisition by Ford Motor Company, and stayed on to become Chief Scientist and General Manager as part of the management team that completed a leveraged buyout of BDM in 1990 with the Carlyle Group. Dr. Kushner serves as an independent director and Chair of the Audit Committee of Dex Media Holdings Inc, a digital and print marketing company since 2016; an independent director of DevelopOnBox Holding, LLC d/b/a Zodiac Interactive, a software development company for the cable and video processing industry, where he has served on the Audit and Governance Committees since 2016 ; and a non-executive independent director of the Luxfer Group, PLC (NYSE: LXFR), a specialty materials manufacturing company, where he serves as Chair of the Remuneration Committee and is a member of the Audit Committee, since 2016. Dr. Kushner is also a member of the Advisory Council of the College of Natural Sciences at the University of Texas at Austin, Chairman Emeritus of the Physics Advisory Council at the University of Texas.

Dennis Stogsdill

Mr. Dennis Stogsdill is Independent Director of the compant. he part, has in excess of 20 years of experience in management consulting, advising troubled companies, lenders and equity sponsors in distressed and non-distressed situations. Mr. Stogsdill began his career in 1994 working as a management consultant at GB Consulting and later in 1996 joined the global restructuring group of Arthur Andersen. In 2001 he helped form the restructuring group of the investment bank Berenson Minella. In 2002, he joined Alvarez & Marsal, a global consulting firm specializing in corporate turnarounds and financial restructurings. Mr. Stogsdill is currently Managing Director at Alvarez & Marsal and has been involved in all aspects of the reorganization process, including acting in executive-level roles such as Chief Restructuring Officer. Mr. Stogsdill periodically served as Chief Restructuring Officer (or in an analogous position) of companies which elected to utilize bankruptcy proceedings as a part of their financial restructuring process and, as such, he served as an executive officer of various companies which filed bankruptcy petitions under federal law, including, without limitation, Fairway Group Holdings in 2015, Revel Casino in 2013, Fresh & Easy Markets in 2013 and M&G Chemicals SA in 2017. He is currently serving as Chief Restructuring Officer of M&G Chemicals SA, a global petrochemicals business. Mr. Stogsdill has a B.S. from Rutgers University. Mr. Stogsdill is well-qualified to serve on our board of directors due to his experience in finance, business, operations and in restructuring and turnaround situations.