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Universal Electronics Inc (UEIC.OQ)

UEIC.OQ on NASDAQ Stock Exchange Global Select Market

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Paul Arling

55 2001 Chairman of the Board, Chief Executive Officer

Bryan Hackworth

48 2006 Chief Financial Officer, Senior Vice President

Louis Hughes

53 2016 Chief Operating Officer

David Chong

56 Executive Vice President - Asia

Richard Firehammer

60 1999 Senior Vice President, General Counsel, Secretary

Menno Koopmans

42 2017 Managing Director, EMEA

Satjiv Chahil

67 2006 Independent Director

William Mulligan

64 1992 Independent Director

J. Sparkman

85 1998 Independent Director

Gregory Stapleton

71 2008 Independent Director

Carl Vogel

60 2009 Independent Director

Edward Zinser

60 2006 Independent Director

Becky Herrick

IR Officer

Biographies

Name Description

Paul Arling

Mr. Paul D. Arling serves as Chairman of the Board, Chief Executive Officer of Universal Electronics Inc. He joined us in May 1996 as Chief Financial Officer and was named to our Board of Directors in August 1996. He was appointed President and Chief Operating Officer in September 1998, was promoted to Chief Executive Officer in October 2000 and appointed as Chairman in July 2001. Mr. Arling earned a Bachelor of Science degree and an MBA from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. Mr. Arling, who has spent over 21 years with UEI and who currently serves as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, has an extensive, in-depth knowledge of the Company’s business, operations, opportunities and strategies. His wide-ranging roles throughout his career at UEI also provide him with significant leadership, corporate strategy, manufacturing, retail, marketing and international experience in the wireless controls industry.

Bryan Hackworth

Mr. Bryan M. Hackworth serves as the Chief Financial Officer, Senior Vice President of Universal Electronics Inc. He was promoted to Chief Financial Officer in August 2006. Mr. Hackworth joined us in June 2004 as Corporate Controller and subsequently assumed the role of Chief Accounting Officer in May 2006. Before joining us in 2004, he spent five years at Mars, Inc., a privately held international manufacturer and distributor of consumer products and served in several financial and strategic roles (Controller — Ice Cream Division; Strategic Planning Manager for the WHISKAS ® Brand) and various other financial management positions. Prior to joining Mars, Inc., Mr. Hackworth spent six years at Deloitte & Touche LLP as an auditor, specializing in the manufacturing and retail industries.

Louis Hughes

Mr. Louis S. Hughes serves as Chief Operating Officer of Universal Electronic Inc. He joined us in 2004 as General Manager of Simple Devices as part of our acquisition of Simples Devices, Inc. in that same year. From 2008 to 2011, he was our Vice President Corporate Development. From 2011 to 2014, he was our Senior Vice President - Americas, and from 2015 to November 1, 2016 he was our Executive Vice President - Americas until promoted to his current position. Prior to joining us, Mr. Hughes co-founded SimpleDevices, Inc. (a company that pioneered local area network digital media distribution to a wide variety of consumer electronics devices) and Supplybase (a company that provided enterprise wide, web-based supply chain management systems and information). He also held various positions with General Electric Company over a ten-year period.

David Chong

Mr. David Chong serves as Executive Vice President - Asia of Universal Electronic Inc. He is responsible for general management of our Asia region and Global Operations. Mr. Chong joined us in January 2009 as Senior Vice President of Global OEM. Prior to joining us, Mr. Chong served as Senior Vice President at Philips Consumer Electronics Division and as the Chief Marketing Officer of the business group Philips Display (Philips TV and computer monitor business). At Philips Display, he led the re-engineering of the Product Creation, Marketing and Sales Organization to compete successfully in the LCD TV space. Prior to this, he also served as Vice President and General Manager of the Audio Video Business in Asia, Vice President and Global Business Line Manager for Audio and rious senior management positions at Philips' CE Division. Mr. Chong started at Philips Research Lab in 1984 as a research scientist working in the area of VLSI design methodologies. He also served as Managing Director for Asia at InVue Security Product before joining us at the present position. Mr. Chong had his senior education in The United Kingdom, holding a B.S. in Electrical and Electronics Engineering with High Honors from University of Nottingham.

Richard Firehammer

Mr. Richard A. Firehammer, Jr. Esq., serves as Senior Vice President, General Counsel, Secretary of Universal Electronics Inc., since February 1999. He joined us in October 1993 as General Counsel. He became our Secretary in February 1994. He was our Vice President from May 1997 until August 1998, and served as counsel to us from September 1998 until February 1999 at which time he was promoted to his current position. From November 1992 to September 1993, he was associated with the Chicago, Illinois law firm, Shefsky & Froelich, Ltd. From 1987 to 1992, he was with the law firm Vedder, Price, Kaufman & Kammholz in Chicago, Illinois.

Menno Koopmans

Mr. Menno V. Koopmans serves as Managing Director, EMEA of the Company. From 2014 to the end of 2016, he was our Senior Vice President for subscription broadcasting business in Europe and India where he led the customer transition into smart remote controls. From 2005 until 2013, he was the head of our worldwide consumer business and our One For All® brand. Prior to joining us, Mr. Koopmans worked at Mars, Sony Europe and Royal Philips Electronics in different product, marketing and sales management roles in both fast-moving consumer goods and durable consumer goods categories. Mr. Koopmans received his Masters in Science of Business Administration from Erasmus University in Rotterdam, The Netherlands.

Satjiv Chahil

Mr. Satjiv S. Chahil serves as Independent Director of Universal Electronics Inc. Mr. Chahil is a Silicon Valley based innovations advisor and social entrepreneur and global marketing consultant. Since January 2010, Mr. Chahil has been an Executive Adviser to several global high tech companies, including Hewlett-Packard, Beats Electronics, Blackberry (RIM), Starkey Hearing Technologies, and Sony Electronics. Prior to that, Mr. Chahil was the Senior Vice President-Marketing of Hewlett Packard's Personal Systems Group, and prior to that, he was advisor to the Chairman of Palm, Inc. (a manufacturer and marketer of handheld computing and mobile and wireless Internet solutions). Prior to that, Mr. Chahil held the top marketing positions at Palm, Newbridge Networks and Apple Computer. He also serves on the council of Trustees of the American India Foundation. Mr. Chahil earned a bachelor's degree in commerce from Punjab University in Chandigarh, India and a master's degree from the American (Thunderbird) Graduate School of International Management in Arizona.

William Mulligan

Mr. William C. Mulligan serves as Independent Director of Universal Electronics Inc. Mr. Mulligan has over 30 years of experience in private equity, having joined Primus Capital Funds in 1985 from McKinsey & Company, Inc. Mr. Mulligan serves as a Managing Director of Primus since 1987. Mr. Mulligan serves as director of several private portfolio companies and TFS Financial Corporation (Nasdaq:TFSL). Mr. Mulligan serves on the audit (chairman), compensation and executive committees of TFS. Mr. Mulligan is also a trustee of The Cleveland Clinic Foundation, the Land Trust Alliance, and the Western Reserve Land Conservancy. Mr. Mulligan earned a Bachelor of Arts in economics from Denison University and an MBA from the University of Chicago. Mr. Mulligan has served as a member of our Board of Directors since 1992.

J. Sparkman

Mr. J.C. Sparkman serves as Independent Director of Universal Electronics Inc. Mr. Sparkman is an experienced public company board member. Since June 2005 he has served as a director of Liberty Global, Inc. (Nasdaq:LBTYA) and is the chair of the compensation committee and a member of the nominating and corporate governance and the succession planning committees of the Liberty Global Board of Directors. Prior to that he was a director of Liberty Global’s predecessor, LGI International, from November 2004 to June 2005. In addition, since 1994, Mr. Sparkman has been a director of Shaw Communications, Inc. (NYSE:SJR) and is a member of the executive and human resources and compensation committees of Shaw's Board of Directors. Mr. Sparkman has over 30 years of experience in the cable television industry. He was Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of TCI for eight years until his retirement in 1995. During his over 26 years with Telecommunications, Inc. ("TCI"), he held various management positions of increasing responsibility, overseeing 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 United States at the time of his retirement. In addition, 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. He served as chairman of the board and Co-Chief Executive Officer of Broadband Services until December 2003. Mr. Sparkman has served as a member of our Board of Directors since 1998.

Gregory Stapleton

Mr. Gregory P. Stapleton serves as Independent Director of Universal Electronics Inc. Mr. Stapleton is the founder and owner of Falcon One Enterprises LLC, a private equity firm that invests in early stage technology companies, since 2005. Prior to that, Mr. Stapleton was the President of Harman International where, he also served as its Chief Operating Officer. He was a director of Harman International from 1997 until his retirement in 2004. Prior to joining Harman, Mr. Stapleton held various leadership positions, including Senior Vice President Venture Capital at General Electric. Mr. Stapleton earned a Bachelor of Science in aerospace engineering from Penn State University. Mr. Stapleton has served as a member of our Board of Directors since 2008.

Carl Vogel

Mr. Carl E. Vogel, CPA. serves as Independent Director of Universal Electronics Inc. Mr. Vogel is a private investor and since October 2014, is an industry advisor for Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co. LP. In addition, Mr. Vogel is a senior advisor to the Chairman of DISH Network Corporation, a leading satellite television provider and a member of its Board of Directors. Prior to becoming a senior advisor, Mr. Vogel served as President of DISH Network Corporation from September 2006 until February 2008, and as its Vice-Chairman from June 2005 until March 2009. Prior to that, from October 2007 until March 2009, Mr. Vogel served as the Vice Chairman of the Board of Directors of and a senior advisor to EchoStar Communications Corporation. From 2001 until 2005, he served as President, Chief Executive Officer and director of Charter Communications, a leading cable television and broadband service provider. Prior to joining Charter, Mr. Vogel served in various executive capacities with Liberty Media affiliated companies. Mr. Vogel is the sole shareholder of Bulldog Capital Partners, Inc., providing advisory services and strategic consulting for media companies and media and telecom focused private equity investors. Mr. Vogel is also a member of the Board of Directors of Shaw Communications, Inc. (since 2006), Sirius XM Holdings Inc. (since 2011), and AMC Networks Inc. (since 2013). Mr. Vogel serves as a member of the corporate governance committee of Shaw; chairman of the compensation committee of Sirius; and chairman of the audit committee and a member the compensation committee of AMC Networks. Mr. Vogel received this Bachelor of Science degree from St. Norbert College, located in DePere, Wisconsin with an emphasis in finance and accounting, and was a former active Certified Public Accountant. Mr. Vogel has served as a member of our Board of Directors since 2009.

Edward Zinser

Mr. Edward K. Zinser serves as Independent Director of Universal Electronics Inc. Mr. Zinser was Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of United Online, Inc. (Nasdaq:UNTD) a provider of consumer services and products over the Internet from May 2014 until July 2016. From January 2008 until November 2012, Mr. Zinser served as Chief Financial Officer of Boingo Wireless, a leading Wi-Fi software and services provider. Prior to that, Mr. Zinser served as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of THQ, Inc., a worldwide publisher of interactive entertainment software. Prior to joining THQ, Mr. Zinser served as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Vivendi Universal Games, a global publisher of entertainment and education software. Mr. Zinser has also served as President and Chief Operating Officer of Styleclick, Inc., Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Internet Shopping Network LLC, Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Chromium Graphics, Inc., and in various senior financial positions with The Walt Disney Company. Mr. Zinser earned a Bachelor of Science in business management from Fairfield University and an MBA in finance from the University of Chicago. Mr. Zinser has served as a member of our Board of Directors since 2006.

Becky Herrick

Basic Compensation

Name Fiscal Year Total

Paul Arling

2,352,650

Bryan Hackworth

951,658

Louis Hughes

1,155,090

David Chong

840,038

Richard Firehammer

725,520

Menno Koopmans

656,385

Satjiv Chahil

375,925

William Mulligan

388,925

J. Sparkman

385,925

Gregory Stapleton

375,925

Carl Vogel

378,925

Edward Zinser

388,925

Becky Herrick

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As Of  31 Dec 2017