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Marc Beilinson Member of Audit Committee Member of Nominating and Governance Committee    

Marc Beilinson became a member of our Board in October 2013 and is an independent director. Since August 2011, Mr. Beilinson has been the Managing Partner of Beilinson Advisory Group, a financial restructuring and hospitality advisory group that specializes in assisting distressed companies. Mr. Beilinson has served as Chief Restructuring Officer and Chief Executive Officer of Eagle Hospitality Properties Trust, Inc. since May 2011, and previously served as the Chief Restructuring Officer and Chief Executive Officer of Innkeepers USA Trust and Fisker Automotive.  In 2007, Mr. Beilinson retired from Pachulski, Stang, Ziehl & Jones, a nationally recognized boutique law firm specializing in corporate reorganization, where he had practiced since 1992. Mr. Beilinson currently serves on the Board of Directors and Audit Committees of Athene Holding Ltd. and MFG Assurance Company Limited. Mr. Beilinson has previously served on the Board of Directors and Audit Committees of a number of public and privately held companies including Wyndham International, Inc., Apollo Commercial Real Estate Finance Inc., Innkeepers USA Trust and JER/Jameson Properties LLC. Mr. Beilinson graduated from the University of California, Los Angeles, magna cum laude, where he served as student body president, and from the University of California Davis Law School. Mr. Beilinson is a member of the Company’s Audit Committee and Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee. Due to the foregoing experience and qualifications, including his expertise in restructuring, experience as executive in our industry and experience serving on several boards of directors, Mr. Beilinson was elected as a member of our Board.


Dhiren Fonseca        

Dhiren Fonseca become a member of our Board in December 2013 and is an independent director. Mr. Fonseca is a Partner at the private equity partnership Certares LP and previously served as Chief Commercial Officer for Expedia, Inc., an airline travel company, until April 2014. Prior to his role as Chief Commercial Officer, he served as Expedia’s Co-President, Partner Services Group, as Senior Vice President, Corporate Development and Strategy, and as Vice President, Corporate Development Strategy. Prior to Expedia, Mr. Fonseca was a longtime employee of Microsoft Corporation and a member of the management team responsible for creating Expedia.com in 1996, while still part of the Microsoft Corporation. Mr. Fonseca serves on the Board of Directors for eLong.com (NASDAQ: Long), Alaska Air Group (NYSE: ALK) and Rentpath, Inc. Due to the foregoing experience and qualifications, including his experience as a president and chief executive officer and experience serving on several boards of directors, Mr. Fonseca was elected as a member of our Board.


Philip Erlanger Member of Audit Committee Member of Nominating and Governance Committee    

Philip Erlanger became a member of our Board in December 2013 and is an independent director. Mr. Erlanger, formerly with Barclays Capital and its predecessor, Lehman Brothers, led the firm’s West Coast Financial Services banking practice and subsequently, its Financial Sponsor coverage effort. He was Chairman of Lehman’s Los Angeles office, a member of its Business Development Committee and a charter member of its Senior Client Council. He is currently the Managing Partner of PREv2 Holdings, which he founded in 2010, and also the co-founder and managing partner of Pontifax Global Food and Agriculture Technology Fund, a private equity fund which specializes in food and agriculture technology. Mr. Erlanger also serves on the Board of Directors of Bonk Breaker, LLC, and the Board of Governors of Cedars-Sinai Medical Center. He previously served as a board member of Ares Dynamic Credit Allocation Fund, Ares Multi-Strategy Credit Fund, and the Los Angeles Philharmonic. Mr. Erlanger holds a Doctorate in Economics from the University of Pennsylvania and an M.B.A. from the Wharton School. Mr. Erlanger is a member of the Company’s Audit Committee and Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee. Due to the foregoing experience and qualifications, including his financial expertise and experience serving on several boards of directors, Mr. Erlanger was elected as a member of our Board.


Karl Peterson     Member of Human Resources Committee Member of Executive Committee

Karl Peterson became a member of our Board in April 2013. Mr. Peterson is a Senior Partner of TPG and Managing Partner of TPG Capital LLP, the firm’s European operations. Since joining TPG in 2004, Mr. Peterson has led investments for the firm in technology, media, financial services and travel sectors. Prior to 2004, he was a co-founder and the president and CEO of Hotwire.com, the internet travel portal. He led the business from its launch in 2000 through its sale to InterActiveCorp in 2003. Before Hotwire, Mr. Peterson was a principal at TPG in San Francisco, and from 1992 to 1995 he was a financial analyst at Goldman, Sachs & Co. Mr. Peterson is currently a director of Sabre Corporation, Victoria Plumb, TES Global, Saxo Bank, Norwegian Cruise Lines, Pace Holdings Corp. as well as Caesars Acquisition Company. Mr. Peterson graduated with high honors from the University of Notre Dame, where he earned a B.B.A. in finance and business administration. Mr. Peterson is a member of the Company’s Executive Committee and Human Resources Committee. Due to the foregoing experience and qualifications, including his experience as a president and chief executive officer, management experience in private equity and experience serving on several boards of directors, Mr. Peterson was elected as a member of our Board.


David Sambur   Member of Nominating and Governance Committee   Member of Executive Committee

David Sambur became a member of our Board in April 2013. Mr. Sambur is a Partner of Apollo Global Management, having joined in 2004. Mr. Sambur has experience in financing, analyzing, investing in and/or advising public and private companies and their board of directors. Prior to joining Apollo, Mr. Sambur was a member of the Leveraged Finance Group of Salomon Smith Barney Inc. Mr. Sambur serves on the board of directors of Verso Corporation, MPM Holdings, Inc., Hexion Holdings, LLC, Caesars Entertainment Corporation, Caesars Entertainment Operating Company, Inc. and AP Gaming Holdco, Inc. Mr. Sambur graduated summa cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa from Emory University with a BA in Economics. He is a member of the Company’s Executive Committee, Nominating Committee and Corporate Governance Committee. Due to the foregoing experience and qualifications, including his financial expertise, management experience in private equity and experience advising and serving on various public and private boards of directors, Mr. Sambur was elected as a member of our Board.


Marc J Rowan     Member of Human Resources Committee  

Marc Rowan became a member of our Board in April 2013. Mr. Rowan is a co-founder and Senior Managing Director of Apollo Global Management, LLC, a leading alternative asset manager focused on contrarian and value oriented investments across private equity, credit-oriented capital markets and real estate. He currently serves on the boards of directors of Apollo Global Management, LLC, Athene Holding Ltd., and Caesars Entertainment Corporation. He has previously served on the boards of directors of AMC Entertainment, Inc., Beats Music (until its acquisition by Apple Inc.), CableCom, Caesars Entertainment Operating Company, Inc., Countrywide, Culligan Water Technologies, Inc., Furniture Brands International, Mobile Satellite Ventures, National Cinemedia, Inc., National Financial Partners, Inc., New World Communications, Inc., Norwegian Cruise Lines, Inc., Quality Distribution, Inc., Samsonite Corporation, SkyTerra Communications, Inc., Unity Media SCA, Vail Resorts, Inc. and Wyndham International, Inc. He is a founding member and Chairman of Youth Renewal Fund and a member of the Board of Overseers of The Wharton School. He serves on the boards of directors of Jerusalem Online and the New York City Police Foundation. Mr. Rowan graduated Summa Cum Laude from the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School of Business with a BS and an MBA in Finance. Mr. Rowan is a member of the Company’s Human Resources Committee. Due to the foregoing experience and qualifications, including his experience in private equity and extensive serving on boards of directors, Mr. Rowan was elected as a member of our Board.


Don R. Kornstein Committee Chair for Audit Committee   Member of Human Resources Committee  

Don Kornstein became a member of our Board in January 2014. Mr. Kornstein founded and has served as the managing member of the strategic, management and financial consulting firm Alpine Advisors LLC and currently serves as a non-executive director on the board of Gala Coral Group, a diversified gaming company based in the United Kingdom. He has previously served on the board of directors of Affinity Gaming, Inc., Bally Total Fitness Corporation, Circuit City Stores, Inc., Cash Systems, Inc., Shuffle Master, Inc. and Varsity Brands, Inc. Mr. Kornstein previously served as Chief Executive Officer, President and Director of Jackpot Enterprises, Inc., and was an investment banker and Senior Managing Director of Bear, Stearns & Co. Inc. Mr. Kornstein earned his B.A., Magna Cum Laude, from the University of Pennsylvania and his M.B.A. from Columbia University Graduate School of Business. Mr. Kornstein is the Chairman of the Company’s Audit Committee and a member of the Human Resources Committee. Due to the foregoing experience and qualifications, including his experience in our industry, experience as a president and chief executive officer, financial expertise and experience serving on several boards of directors, Mr. Kornstein was elected as a member of our Board.


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