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EchoStar Corp (SATS.OQ)

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Charles Ergen

66 2009 Executive Chairman of the Board

Michael Dugan

70 2009 President, Chief Executive Officer, Director

David Rayner

61 2016 Chief Financial Officer, Chief Operating Officer, Executive Vice President, Treasurer

Pradman Kaul

72 2011 Director, President of Hughes Communications, Inc.

Dean Manson

52 2011 Executive Vice President, General Counsel, Secretary

Anders Johnson

61 2016 Chief Strategy Officer; President of EchoStar Satellite Services L.L.C.

Robert Dodge

51 2011 Director

William Wade

62 2017 Director

Anthony Federico

71 2011 Independent Director

Tom Ortolf

68 2007 Independent Director

C. Michael Schroeder

70 2007 Independent Director

Jeffrey Tarr

56 2019 Independent Director

Biographies

Name Description

Charles Ergen

Mr. Charles W. Ergen is the Executive Chairman of the Board of EchoStar Corporation. Mr. Ergen has served as our executive Chairman since November 2009 and Chairman of the Board of Directors since our formation in 2007. Mr. Ergen served as our Chief Executive Officer from our formation in 2007 until November 2009. Mr. Ergen serves as executive Chairman and has been Chairman of the Board of Directors of DISH and its subsidiaries since its formation and, during the past five years, has held executive officer and director positions with DISH and its subsidiaries, most recently serving as the Chief Executive Officer of DISH and its subsidiaries from March 2015 to December 2017. The Board of Directors concluded that Mr. Ergen should continue to serve as a member of the Board of Directors due to, among other things, his role as our and DISH’s co-founder and as our controlling shareholder and the expertise, leadership and strategic direction that he has contributed to us since our formation, in addition to his extensive experience in our industry.

Michael Dugan

Mr. Michael T. Dugan is the President, Chief Executive Officer and Director of EchoStar Corporation. Mr. Dugan has served as our Chief Executive Officer and President since November 2009. Mr. Dugan has also served as a member of our Board of Directors since our formation in 2007. Mr. Dugan served as a senior advisor to EchoStar and our subsidiaries from January 1, 2008 until November 2009. From May 2004 to December 2007, he was a director of DISH, and from 1990 to 2006, he served in several executive roles at DISH and its subsidiaries, including as President, Chief Operating Officer, Chief Technical Officer and senior advisor. The Board of Directors concluded that Mr. Dugan should continue to serve as a member of the Board of Directors due to, among other things, his knowledge and experience in the telecommunications, satellite and related industries from his service over the years as a director or officer with a number of different companies in those industries.

David Rayner

Mr. David J. Rayner serves as Chief Financial Officer, Chief Operating Officer, Executive Vice President and Treasurer of the Company. From November 2011 to November 2012, Mr. Rayner served as Chief Financial Officer of Tendril Networks, Inc., a Boulder, Colorado software company. Mr. Rayner served as our Chief Financial Officer from June 2010 to November 2011 and served as our Chief Administrative Officer from January 2008 to June 2010. Prior to that, Mr. Rayner served as Executive Vice President of Installation and Service Networks of DISH and previously as Chief Financial Officer of DISH. Before joining DISH in December 2004, Mr. Rayner served as Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Time Warner Telecom in Denver, beginning in June 1998.

Pradman Kaul

Mr. Pradman P. Kaul is an Director of Echostar Corp., and President of Hughes Communications, Inc., a subsidiary of EchoStar Corporation. Mr. Kaul has served as President of Hughes Communications, Inc. (“Hughes Communications”) since its formation in February 2006, and as President of Hughes Network Systems, LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Hughes Communications (“HNS” and, together with Hughes Communications, “Hughes”) since 2000. Mr. Kaul has also served as a member of our Board of Directors since August 2011 as well as a member of the board of directors of Hughes Communications from February 2006 until June 2011. Previously, Mr. Kaul served as the Chief Operating Officer, Executive Vice President and Director of Engineering of HNS. The Board of Directors concluded that Mr. Kaul should continue to serve as a member of the Board of Directors due to, among other things, his technical and managerial experience acquired within the satellite industry, including his experience with Hughes.

Dean Manson

Mr. Dean A. Manson J.D. is Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary of Echostar Corporation. Mr. Manson has served as our Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary since November 2011. Mr. Manson also serves as Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary of Hughes Communications. Mr. Manson joined Hughes in 2000 from the law firm of Milbank, Tweed, Hadley & McCloy LLP, where he focused on international project finance and corporate transactions, and was appointed General Counsel of Hughes in 2004.

Anders Johnson

Mr. Anders N. Johnson serves as Chief Strategy Officer of the Company and President of EchoStar Satellite Services L.L.C, a subsidiary of the Company. Mr. Johnson has served as President of EchoStar Satellite Services L.L.C. since June 2011 and as our Chief Strategy Officer since September 2016. Before joining EchoStar, Mr. Johnson was most recently at SES World Skies where he served as Senior Vice President of Strategic Satellite Development. Mr. Johnson joined SES GLOBAL after the combination of GE Americom and SES GLOBAL in 2001. Prior to SES GLOBAL, Mr. Johnson worked at GE Capital beginning in 1985 in a variety of executive level roles in Satellite Services, Aviation Services, and Transportation & Industrial Financing.

Robert Dodge

Mr. Robert Stanton Dodge is a Director of EchoStar Corporation, since 2009. Mr. Dodge has served as a member of our Board of Directors since 2009. Mr. Dodge is currently the Chief Legal Officer of DraftKings Inc., where he oversees the legal, government affairs and corporate communications teams. From June 2007 until October 2017, Mr. Dodge was the Executive Vice President, General Counsel, Corporate Communications and Secretary of DISH and was responsible for all legal, government affairs and corporate communications for DISH and its subsidiaries. From October 2007 to November 2011, Mr. Dodge served as our Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary pursuant to a management services agreement between DISH and EchoStar that was entered into in connection with the spin-off of EchoStar from DISH in 2008 (the “Spin-off”). Since November 1996 when Mr. Dodge joined DISH, he held various positions of increasing responsibility at DISH and its subsidiaries. The Board of Directors concluded that Mr. Dodge should continue to serve as a member of the Board of Directors due to, among other things, his knowledge of our industry, particularly in light of his business and legal expertise obtained during his prior service as our General Counsel and his prior service as General Counsel and in other roles at DISH over 20 years.

William Wade

Mr. William D. Wade serves as Director of the Company. The Board of Directors has determined that Mr. Wade meets applicable independence requirements. Mr. Wade served as the President and CEO of Asia Satellite Telecommunications Co. Ltd. (“AsiaSat”) based in Hong Kong from 2010 to November 2016, as Deputy CEO of AsiaSat from 1994 to 2010, and as a senior advisor to the CEO of AsiaSat from November 2016 through March 2017. From 1996 to November 2016, Mr. Wade also served on the AsiaSat Board of Directors as an Executive Director serving on the Compliance Committee. AsiaSat owns and operates an Asian-based satellite fleet providing capacity and satellite services to media and telecommunications companies across the Asia-Pacific region. Prior to joining AsiaSat, Mr. Wade served as an executive director manager in charge of Pan Asian Systems with Hutchison Whampoa, a satellite and cable television equipment supplier and systems integrator. Earlier in his career, Mr. Wade held a number of senior management positions in the United States and Singapore with EchoSphere Corporation, a subsidiary of DISH, and Audiotone, a manufacturer and supplier of hearing aid and test equipment. Mr. Wade has also served since 2012 as a director for First Western Advisors, Ltd., a private entity providing wealth management services, and since September 2017 as a director of, and executive advisor to, Global-IP Cayman, a privately owned satellite communications company. The Board of Directors concluded that Mr. Wade should continue to serve as a member of the Board of Directors due to, among other things, his operational expertise and his experience in the satellite industry.

Anthony Federico

Mr. Anthony M. Federico is an Independent Director of EchoStar Corporation. Mr. Federico has served as a member of our Board of Directors since June 2011, and currently serves on our Executive Compensation Committee, Nominating Committee and Audit Committee. The Board of Directors has determined that Mr. Federico meets applicable independence requirements. Until 2012, Mr. Federico served as Vice President, Chief Engineer, and Graphic Communications Executive Liaison of Xerox Corporation (“Xerox”). Mr. Federico joined Xerox in 1968 and held various product and general management positions, as well as numerous engineering, solutions, information management, and process re-engineering positions. Mr. Federico led the internal development of many of Xerox’s major production products during his tenure, including DocuPrint, DocuTech, DocuTech HLC, Nuvera and iGen3. Mr. Federico’s other positions previously held with Xerox included: Vice President/General Manager Production Solutions Businesses, Vice President of Technology for Production Systems, Vice President/General Manager Technology and Document Production Solutions, and Vice President Market-To-Collection and North American Information Management. The Board of Directors concluded that Mr. Federico should continue to serve as a member of the Board of Directors due to, among other things, his technical and managerial experience, acquired, in part, during his tenure at Xerox.

Tom Ortolf

Mr. Tom A. Ortolf is an Independent Director of EchoStar Corporation. Mr. Ortolf has served as a member of our Board of Directors since our formation in 2007, and is a member of our Executive Compensation Committee, Nominating Committee and Audit Committee, where he serves as our “audit committee financial expert.” The Board of Directors has determined that Mr. Ortolf meets the independence and “audit committee financial expert” requirements of NASDAQ and SEC rules and regulations and has designated Mr. Ortolf as our “audit committee financial expert.” Since 2005, Mr. Ortolf has also served as a member of the Board of Directors of DISH and as a member of its Executive Compensation Committee, Nominating Committee, and Audit Committee. Mr. Ortolf has been the President of Colorado Meadowlark, Corp. (“CMC”), a privately held investment management firm, for over twenty years. The Board of Directors concluded that Mr. Ortolf should continue to serve as a member of the Board of Directors due to, among other things, his extensive knowledge of EchoStar from his service as a director since 2007 and as a director of DISH and his investment and financial experience gained, in part, as President of CMC.

C. Michael Schroeder

Mr. C. Michael Schroeder is an Independent Director of EchoStar Corporation. Mr. Schroeder has served as a member of our Board of Directors since our formation in 2007, and currently serves on our Executive Compensation Committee, Nominating Committee and Audit Committee. The Board of Directors has determined that Mr. Schroeder meets applicable independence requirements. In 1981, Mr. Schroeder founded Consumer Satellite Systems, Inc. (“CSS”), which he grew to encompass a ten state distribution system operating in a region ranging from Wisconsin to Florida. CSS served retailers selling satellite systems, televisions and a range of consumer electronics products. Mr. Schroeder also founded a programming division of CSS that grew to serve over 400,000 subscribers. Prior to the Spin-off, Mr. Schroeder served on the Board of Directors of DISH and was a member of DISH’s Executive Compensation Committee, Nominating Committee, and Audit Committee. The Board of Directors concluded that Mr. Schroeder should continue to serve as a member of the Board of Directors due to, among other things, his knowledge of EchoStar from his service as a director since 2007 and as a director of DISH prior to the Spin-off, and his managerial and operational expertise and satellite systems sales knowledge developed, in part, with CSS.

Jeffrey Tarr

Mr. Jeffrey R. Tarr is Independent Director of the Company. Mr. Tarr has served as a member of our Board of Directors since March 13, 2019, and currently serves on our Nominating Committee and Audit Committee, where he serves as our “audit committee financial expert.” The Board of Directors has determined that Mr. Tarr meets applicable independence requirements. Mr. Tarr has been a Senior Advisor to TPG, a global private equity firm, since August 2018. He served as President, Chief Executive Officer and Director of DigitalGlobe, Inc., a provider of high-resolution Earth imagery, data and analysis, from April 2011 until the acquisition of the company by MacDonald, Dettwiler and Associates Ltd. in October 2017 to form Maxar Technologies Inc. Since October 2017, Mr. Tarr has served as a consultant and advisor to Maxar Technologies Inc. and its subsidiaries (“Maxar”). From 2004 to 2010, Mr. Tarr was an executive with IHS Inc. (currently IHS Markit), a provider of information and insight in energy, economics, geopolitical risk, environmental sustainability and supply chain management, as President and Chief Operating Officer (2008 to 2010), co-President and co-Chief Operating Officer (2007 to 2008) and division president (2004 to 2007). Prior to IHS Inc., Mr. Tarr served from 2001 to 2003 as CEO and a director of Hoover’s Inc., a publisher of business information, and from 2002 to 2003 as chairman. In 2003, Mr. Tarr oversaw the sale of Hoover’s to The Dun & Bradstreet Corporation and remained as president of the Hoover’s subsidiary through 2004. Mr. Tarr served on the Board of Directors of CEB, Inc., a provider of research and analysis focused on strategy, operations and general management issues from 2010 until Gartner, Inc.’s acquisition of the company in 2017.

Basic Compensation

Name Fiscal Year Total

Charles Ergen

8,243,440

Michael Dugan

2,026,060

David Rayner

1,226,460

Pradman Kaul

1,740,740

Dean Manson

1,017,120

Anders Johnson

1,092,560

Robert Dodge

125,908

William Wade

125,908

Anthony Federico

130,908

Tom Ortolf

130,408

C. Michael Schroeder

130,908

Jeffrey Tarr

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As Of  31 Dec 2018