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Omar Asali

Mr. Asali has served as our Vice Chairman of the Board of Directors and as one of our directors since July 2011. Mr. Asali has served as a director of HRG Group, Inc. since May 2011, was named acting President of HRG Group, Inc. effective June 2011, and became President in October 2011. Mr. Asali is also a director of Corporation. He served as a Managing Director and Head of Global Strategy for Harbinger Capital Partners from 2009 to 2012 where he was responsible for global portfolio and business strategy. Prior to joining Harbinger Capital Partners in 2009, Mr. Asali was the co-head of Goldman Sachs Hedge Fund Strategies (HFS) where he helped to manage $25 billion of capital allocated to external managers. Mr. Asali also served as co-chair of the Investment Committee at Goldman Sachs HFS. Before joining Goldman Sachs HFS in 2003, Mr. Asali worked in Goldman Sachs’ Investment Banking Division, providing M&A and strategic advisory services to clients in the High Technology Group. Mr. Asali previously worked at Capital Guidance, a boutique private equity firm. Mr. Asali began his career as a CPA, working for a public accounting firm. Mr. Asali received a B.S. in Accounting from Virginia Tech and an M.B.A. from Columbia Business School. Mr. Asali is a member of our Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee. Mr. Asali’s experience and in-depth knowledge of capital markets and the financial services industry enables Mr. Asali to provide valuable guidance to the Board of Directors, including with respect to assessment of business and financial market trends and strategic planning. These considerations, as well as Mr. Asali’s extensive experience in finance and investments and his relationship with HRG Group, Inc., led the Board of Directors to conclude that Mr. Asali should be a member of the Board of Directors.