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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Benjamin Griswold

77 2012 Independent Non-Executive Chairman of the Board

John Park

53 2018 President

Jason Fox

45 2018 Chief Executive Officer, Director

Christopher Niehaus

59 2018 Independent Non-Executive Vice Chairman of the Board

ToniAnn Sanzone

41 2017 Chief Financial Officer

Brooks Gordon

34 2017 Managing Director and Head of Asset Management

Gino Sabatini

49 2016 Managing Director and Head of Investments

Mark Alexander

59 2016 Independent Director

Peter Farrell

57 2016 Independent Director

Robert Flanagan

61 2018 Independent Director

Axel Hansing

75 2011 Independent Director

Jean Hoysradt

67 2014 Independent Director

Margaret Lewishas

63 2017 Independent Director

Nicolaas van Ommen

71 2011 Independent Director

Peter Sands

IR Contact Officer

Biographies

Name Description

Benjamin Griswold

Mr. Benjamin H. Griswold, IV is Independent Non-Executive Chairman of the Board of the Company. Mr. Griswold is a partner and Chairman of Brown Advisory Inc. ("Brown Advisory"), a Baltimore-based firm providing asset management and strategic advisory services in the U.S. and abroad. Prior to joining Brown Advisory as senior partner in March 2005, Mr. Griswold had served as Senior Chairman of Deutsche Bank Securities Inc. He had served as Senior Chairman of Deutsche Banc Alex. Brown, the predecessor of Deutsche Bank Securities Inc., since the acquisition of Bankers Trust by Deutsche Bank in 1999. Mr. Griswold began his career at Alex. Brown & Sons in 1967, and became a partner of the firm in 1972. He headed the company's research department, equity trading and equity division prior to being elected Vice Chairman of the Board and Director in 1984, and Chairman of the Board in 1987. Upon the acquisition of Alex. Brown by Bankers Trust New York Corporation in 1997, he became Senior Chairman of BT Alex. Brown. Mr. Griswold is a member of the boards of Stanley Black & Decker and Flowers Foods. A former Director of the New York Stock Exchange, he is active in civic affairs in the Baltimore area and serves as an Emeritus Trustee of Johns Hopkins University and heads the endowment board of the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra. Mr. Griswold received his B.A. from Princeton University and his M.B.A. from Harvard University and served as a U.S. Army officer.

John Park

Mr. John J. Park is President of the Company. Mr. Park became President of W. P. Carey in January 2018 and most recently served as Director of Strategy and Capital Markets since March 2016, after serving in various capacities since joining the Company as an investment analyst in 1987. During his tenure, he has spearheaded the transactions that have transformed the company, including consolidation and listing of CPA:1-9 as Carey Diversified LLC in 1998, its merger with W. P. Carey & Co. Inc. in 2000, liquidity transactions of CPA:10, CIP, CPA:12 and CPA:14, W. P. Carey's merger with CPA:15 and REIT conversion in 2012 and W. P. Carey's merger with CPA:16 in 2014. The Board designated him as an executive officer in March 2016. Mr. Park received a B.S. in Chemistry from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and an M.B.A. in Finance from Stern School of Business at New York University. He also serves as a trustee of the W. P. Carey Foundation.

Jason Fox

Mr. Jason E. Fox is Chief Executive Officer, Director of the Company. Mr. Fox brings to the Board over 16 years of business and investment experience, having been responsible, most recently as Head of Global Investments, for sourcing, negotiating, and structuring acquisitions on behalf of W. P. Carey and the CPA® REITs since joining the Company in 2002. He has a deep understanding of W. P. Carey's business and its investment strategies. Further, Mr. Fox's role as CEO and previous service as W. P. Carey's President, overseeing both the investment and asset management activities of the Company, make information and insight about the Company's business directly available to the Board in its deliberations. In addition to his role as CEO of W. P. Carey, Mr. Fox also sits on the boards of the CPA REITs, Carey Watermark Investors Incorporated ("CWI 1"), and Carey Watermark Investors 2 Incorporated ("CWI 2" and together with the CPA REITs, CWI 1 and CESH, the "Managed Programs"), which are all investment programs that W. P. Carey, through its subsidiaries, serves as the advisor. He also serves as a Trustee of the W. P. Carey Foundation.

Christopher Niehaus

Mr. Christopher Niehaus is Independent Non-Executive Vice Chairman of the Board of the Company. Mr. Niehaus spent 28 years at Morgan Stanley, where he helped build and run one of the leading global real estate banking, lending and investing businesses. He brings to the Board a broad range and depth of experience in finance, real estate investment banking, portfolio management and private equity, as well as public, private and international fund raising and fund management. His skill set and exposure to a variety of industries add valuable perspective to the W. P. Carey Board. Mr. Niehaus serves on the Executive Board of the International Council of Shopping Centers and previously has served on the boards of private equity real estate companies in the U.S., Europe and Asia.

ToniAnn Sanzone

Ms. ToniAnn Sanzone is Chief Financial Officer of the Company. Ms. Sanzone was appointed Chief Financial Officer in February 2017, having served as Interim Chief Financial Officer since October 2016 and as Chief Accounting Officer since June 2015. She also served as Chief Financial Officer of CPA®:17—Global and CPA®:18—Global from October 2016 to March 2017, having previously served as Chief Accounting Officer of each since August 2015. In addition, Ms. Sanzone served as Chief Financial Officer of CWI 1 and CWI 2 from October 2016 to March 2017. Prior to joining the Company as Controller in April 2013, Ms. Sanzone worked from 2006 to 2013 at iStar Inc., a publicly-traded, fully integrated finance and investment company, where she served in various capacities, including most recently as Corporate Controller. From 2004 to 2006, Ms. Sanzone served in various accounting and financial reporting roles at Bed Bath and Beyond, Inc., a publicly traded company. Ms. Sanzone also held various positions in the assurance and advisory services practice of Deloitte LLP from 1998 to 2004. Ms. Sanzone is a Certified Public Accountant licensed in the states of New York and New Jersey. She graduated magna cum laude with a B.S. in Accounting from Long Island University, C.W. Post (now LIU Post).

Brooks Gordon

Mr. Brooks G. Gordon is Managing Director and Head of Asset Management of the Company. Mr. Gordon has served as Head of Asset Management of W. P. Carey since April 2017 and oversees asset management activity across all property types in North America and Europe on behalf of W. P. Carey, CPA:17–Global and CPA:18–Global. Since joining the Company in 2006, Mr. Gordon has served in various capacities with increasing responsibilities in the Asset Management Department, including most recently as the head of the North American Asset Management team, and he has been a Managing Director since 2014. The Board designated him as an executive officer in January 2018. Mr. Gordon earned his B.A. in Economics from Johns Hopkins University, with a concentration in finance and management. He also graduated from Groton School in Groton, MA, and currently serves on the board of directors of The Hinckley Company, a privately held company that manufactures, services, and sells luxury sail and power boats.

Gino Sabatini

Mr. Gino M. Sabatini is Managing Director and Head of Investments of the Company. Mr. Sabatini has served as Head of Investments of W. P. Carey since December 2016 and oversees the sourcing, negotiating and structuring of investments in North America and Europe on behalf of W. P. Carey, CPA:17–Global and CPA:18–Global. Mr. Sabatini joined the Company in 2000, serving in various capacities with increasing responsibilities in the Investment Department, including most recently as Head of U.S. Net Lease Investments, and he has been a Managing Director since 2009. The Board designated him as an executive officer in January 2018. Mr. Sabatini is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania, where he was enrolled in the Management and Technology program. He received a B.Sc. in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Pennsylvania's Engineering School and a B.Sc. in Economics from the University of Pennsylvania's Wharton School. He earned his M.B.A. from Harvard Business School.

Mark Alexander

Mr. Mark Adam Alexander is Independent Director of the Company. He is Chairman and CEO of Alexander Investors LLC, a private equity and real estate management company. Prior to founding Alexander Investors in 2009, Mr. Alexander served as CEO, President and Director of Suburban Propane Partners, L.P. (NYSE:SPH), a distributor of propane gas to approximately 1.1 million residential, commercial, industrial and agricultural customers in 41 states. Prior to Suburban Propane Partners, Mr. Alexander served as Senior Vice President Corporate Development at Hanson Industries, Inc., the US arm of Hanson PLC, in London. Mr. Alexander is a graduate of the University of Notre Dame and is a Certified Public Accountant. He has served on the Board of Kaydon Corporation (NYSE:KDN) and as a Director of the Business Advisory Council at Notre Dame’s Mendoza College of Business.

Peter Farrell

Mr. Peter J. Farrell is Independent Director of the Company. Mr. Farrell brings to the Board 35 years of experience in real estate investment, finance, leasing and development as well as public, private and international fund raising. His broad industry exposure and diverse skill set, along with his operating and board experience in the real estate investment trust (or "REIT") industry, adds a valuable perspective to the W. P. Carey Board and provides a significant source of industry knowledge and expertise to the Company's committees on which he serves.

Robert Flanagan

Mr. Robert J. Flanagan is Independent Director of the Company. Mr. Flanagan has served as President of Clark Enterprises, Inc. since 2015 and was its Executive Vice President from 1989 to 2015. At Clark Enterprises, Mr. Flanagan oversees the acquisition, management and development of new investment opportunities. As a result of these and other professional experiences, Mr. Flanagan has a deep understanding and knowledge of a broad variety of subject areas, including accounting, finance and capital structure; strategic planning and leadership of complex organizations; people management; board governance; and board practices of other entities.

Axel Hansing

Mr. Axel K. A. Hansing is Independent Director of the Company. Mr. Hansing brings to the Board over 40 years of experience in international corporate and investment banking, real estate financing, asset management, and private equity investing, both as a General and a Limited Partner. In his current role as Senior Partner at Coller Capital, Mr. Hansing is responsible for the origination, execution, and monitoring of investments. Earlier in his career prior to founding Hansing Associates, he served as Managing Director of Equitable Capital Management in London and New York, Head of the International Division of Bayerische Hypotheken—und Wechselbank AG (now part of UniCredit SpA) in Munich and New York and held roles with Merrill Lynch International Banking in Hong Kong and London as well as with Marine Midland Bank (now part of HSBC) in London and New York.

Jean Hoysradt

Ms. Jean E. Hoysradt is Independent Director of the Company. Ms. Hoysradt brings to the Board over 40 years of real estate, private equity, and investment expertise, along with domestic and international business experience, which have been great assets to W. P. Carey and the Company's Investment Committee for the past seven years. Earlier in her career, Ms. Hoysradt held positions in investment banking and investment management at Manufacturers Hanover, First Boston and Equitable Life. Ms. Hoysradt also serves as a director of The Swiss Helvetia Fund, a closed-end investment company, since July 2017. She is a member of Duke University Management Company's board of directors and chair of its audit committee.

Margaret Lewishas

Ms. Margaret G. Lewishas is Independent Director of the Company. Ms. Lewis is the former president of Hospital Corporation of America's ("HCA's") Capital Division, which includes facilities in northern, central and southwestern Virginia, New Hampshire, Indiana and Kentucky. She began her career with HCA in 1978 and held several positions in nursing management and quality management before becoming chief nursing officer of HCA's Richmond Division in 1997. Ms. Lewis became chief operating officer of CJW Medical Center in 1998 and chief executive officer in 2001. She is a registered nurse and a fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives. Ms. Lewis brings extensive leadership experience and management skills to the board. Her variety of senior management roles provides expertise in executive decision-making and strategic planning.

Nicolaas van Ommen

Mr. Nick J. M. van Ommen is Independent Director of the Company. Mr. van Ommen has served in various roles across the banking, venture capital, and asset management sectors through his career and brings to the Board over 35 years of financial and real estate experience, particularly in Europe. In his almost ten years serving as CEO of the European Public Real Estate Association, Mr. van Ommen was responsible for promoting, developing and representing the European public real estate sector. In addition to his public boards, Mr. van Ommen currently serves on the supervisory board and as chairman of the audit committee of Allianz Benelux SA, a private company that offers insurance products in Belgium, The Netherlands and Luxembourg, and as chairman of the audit committee of Allianz Netherlands Group NV, a life insurance company wholly owned by Allianz Benelux SA in Belgium. He is also a member of the advisory board of BNP Paribas Real Estate Advisory Netherlands BV.

Peter Sands

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