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Richard D. Parsons

Director

Mr. Parsons is a co-founder and partner of Imagination Capital LLC, a venture capital firm launched in November 2017, and has been a Senior Advisor for Providence Equity Partners LLC, a global private equity and investment firm, since 2009. Mr. Parsons previously served as a director of MSG Networks Inc. from 2010 until May 2014 and again from September 2014 until September 2015. He also served as the interim Chief Executive Officer of the Los Angeles Clippers from May 2014 to September 2014. Mr. Parsons was Chairman of Citigroup Inc. from 2009 to 2012 and was a director of Citigroup from 1996 until 2012. Prior to that, he was Chairman of Time Warner from 2003 to 2008; Chief Executive Officer of Time Warner from 2002 to 2007; Co-Chief Operating Officer of AOL Time Warner from 2001 to 2002; President of Time Warner from 1995 to 2000; Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Dime Bancorp from 1990 to 1995; and President and Chief Operating Officer of Dime Bancorp from 1988 to 1990. He was a Partner of Patterson, Belknap, Webb & Tyler law firm from 1979 to 1988. Mr. Parsons has served as a director of The Estée Lauder Companies Inc. since 1999, Lazard Ltd. since 2012, and CBS Corporation from September 9, 2018 to October 21, 2018. In addition, Mr. Parsons served as Interim Chairman of the Board of Directors of CBS Corporation from September 25, 2018 to October 21, 2018. Mr. Parsons is Chairman of the Apollo Theater Foundation and the Jazz Foundation of America and is a director of the Commission on Presidential Debates.

Independent Director