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Stars Group Inc (TSGI.TO)

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14 Dec 2017
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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Divyesh Gadhia

53 2016 Chairman of the Board

Rafael Ashkenazi

42 Chief Executive Officer, Director

Daniel Sebag

51 2010 Chief Financial Officer, Treasurer, Director

Marlon Goldstein

43 Executive Vice President - Corporate Development, General Counsel, Secretary

Wesley Clark

72 2010 Director

Aubrey Zidenberg

64 2014 Director

Harlan Goodson

70 Independent Director

Alfred Hurley

62 2016 Independent Director

David Lazzarato

61 2016 Independent Director

Biographies

Name Description

Divyesh Gadhia

Mr. Divyesh (Dave) Gadhia, CPA., is Chairman of the Board of the company. He is the Chairman of the Board and was appointed as such in June 2016, and is a member of the Corporate Governance, Nominating and Compensation Committee. Mr. Gadhia is and has been the President of Atiga Investments Inc., an investment firm focused on consumer products, since 2010. He served as the Chief Executive Officer and Executive Vice Chairman of Gateway Casinos & Entertainment Limited from 1992 until 2010, where he was responsible for strategic initiatives, regulatory matters and governmental relations. He has served as a director of a number of other private and public companies, as well as charities, including a director of the Canadian Gaming Association from 2005 to 2010, a director of Gateway Casinos & Entertainment Limited from 1999 to 2007, and a director of Trian Equities from 1994 to 1999. In 2009, Mr. Gadhia was awarded the Canadian Gaming News Outstanding Achievement Award and was previously awarded the Business in Vancouver’s Top 40 Under 40 Award. He is also a director of Spud.ca, an online home delivery service for organic groceries. Mr. Gadhia is a Chartered Public Accountant, a member of the Institute of Corporate Directors and holds a business degree from Simon Fraser University

Rafael Ashkenazi

Daniel Sebag

Marlon Goldstein

Wesley Clark

Aubrey Zidenberg

Harlan Goodson

Mr. Harlan W. Goodson is Independent Director of the company. He is a current director and member of each of the Audit Committee and Corporate Governance, Nominating and Compensation Committee, and served as the Director of California’s Division of Gambling Control from 1999 to 2003, during which he led the implementation of California’s Tribal-State Class III gaming compacts. Prior to forming his own law practice, The Law Office of Harlan W. Goodson, in Sacramento, California, Mr. Goodson was with the national law firm of Holland and Knight, LLP for four years where his practice concentrated on Gaming Law and Gaming Regulation and Governmental Affairs. Mr. Goodson’s biography was published in the 2000 edition of Who’s Who in American Law and in 2002, his work gained him international distinction when he was the recipient of the International Masters of Gaming Law inaugural Regulator of the Year award in 2001. Prior to being appointed to the position of Director of California’s Division of Gambling Control, Mr. Goodson worked in the California State Senate as a legislative consultant for Senator Bill Lockyer from 1994 to 1999. While serving as a consultant in the state legislature, Mr. Goodson drafted legislation in the areas of criminal law, correctional law, juvenile law and insurance law. Since 1996, Mr. Goodson has been an adjunct law professor teaching classes on the legislative process and statutory interpretation at John F. Kennedy University, School of Law. He has been a national speaker at conferences, symposia, law schools and before governmental bodies on the subjects of gaming regulation, Tribal government gaming, and Tribal-State relations. Mr. Goodson is a member of the California State Bar, the International Masters of Gaming Law and the International Association of Gaming Advisors. In 2007, Mr. Goodson also served as a Judge Pro Tempore for the Superior Court in Sacramento, California.

Alfred Hurley

Mr. Alfred F. Hurley, Jr. is Independent Director of the company. He is a Chairman of the Corporate Governance, Nominating and Compensation Committee and member of the Audit Committee, and has been a director of New Mountain Finance Corporation, an NYSE-listed business development company (“NMFC”), since 2010. He is the Chairman of NMFC’s Nomination and Governance and Compensation Committees and a member of its Audit and Valuation Committees. Mr. Hurley has also been a director of Merrill Corporation, which is a privately held company that provides outsourced solutions for complex, regulated and confidential business information since 2013. He serves as Chairman of Merrill’s Compensation and Governance and Human Resources Committee and as a member of the Audit Committee. Since February 2014, Mr. Hurley has been the sole member of a consulting business, Alfred F. Hurley, Jr. & Company, LLC. He was Vice Chairman of Emigrant Bank and Emigrant Bancorp (collectively, the “Bank”) from 2007 and 2009, respectively, to December 2012, and was a consultant at the Bank during 2013. His responsibilities at the Bank included advising the Bank’s Chief Executive Officer on strategic planning, acquisitions and divestitures, asset/liability management, on-line banking and new products. In addition, he was Chairman of the Bank’s Credit and Risk Management Committee from November 2008 to January 2012 and the Bank’s acting Chief Risk Officer from January 2009 until January 2012. Before joining the Bank, Mr. Hurley was the Chief Executive Officer of M. Safra & Co., a private money management firm, from 2004 to 2007.

David Lazzarato

Mr. David A. Lazzarato is Independent Director of the company. He is a current Chairman of the Audit Committee, and is a media and broadcast industry consultant who assists companies in the areas of strategy development, mergers and acquisitions and financing. He has served as a member of the board of directors and chair of the audit committee of Yellow Pages Limited (TSX: Y) since December 2012 and was Senior Vice President, Finance at Bell Canada in 2010 and 2011. From 2009 until 2013, Mr. Lazzarato served on the board of directors and was the chair of the audit committee of LED Roadway Lighting and from 2004 to 2013, he was vice chair of the Trillium Health Centre Foundation. In 2008, Mr. Lazzarato was Chief Executive Officer of Craig Wireless Systems. Prior to joining Craig Wireless Systems, Mr. Lazzarato served as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Alliance Atlantis Communications Inc. and Chairman of Motion Picture Distribution from 2005 to 2007. From 1999 to 2004, Mr. Lazzarato served as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Allstream Inc. (formerly, AT&T Canada Inc.) and was Chief Corporate Officer of MTS Allstream Inc. in 2004. Mr. Lazzarato is past Chair of the McMaster University Board of Governors and of the Council of Chairs of Ontario Universities. Mr. Lazzarato earned a Bachelor of Commerce degree from McMaster University and is a Chartered Accountant, having received the FCA designation from the Ontario Institute of Chartered Accountants in 2006. Mr. Lazzarato received the ICD.D certification from the Institute of Corporate Directors in 2008 and has also completed the Senior Executive Program at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

Basic Compensation

Name Fiscal Year Total

Divyesh Gadhia

509,524

Rafael Ashkenazi

1,883,040

Daniel Sebag

951,100

Marlon Goldstein

1,562,480

Wesley Clark

73,058

Aubrey Zidenberg

197,087

Harlan Goodson

261,596

Alfred Hurley

140,000

David Lazzarato

135,000
As Of  31 Dec 2016