CORPORATE GOVERNANCE

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HOWARD
G. PHANSTIEL

Chairman of the Board

Howard G. Phanstiel has served as Chairman of United Online since November 2013 and as a director of United Online since October 2008. In addition, he was a member of the board of directors of Classmates Media Corporation, a wholly owned subsidiary of the company, from September 2007 to January 2010. He has been a managing member of Phanstiel Enterprises LLC, a private consulting firm, since April 2007. From January 2006 to April 2007, Mr. Phanstiel was an Executive Vice President of UnitedHealth Group Incorporated. From October 2000 to December 2005, Mr. Phanstiel was the Chief Executive Officer of PacifiCare Health Systems, Inc. and from 2002 to 2004 he was also its Chairman. He serves as Vice Chairman of the Syracuse University Board of Trustees. Mr. Phanstiel earned a B.A. in Political Science from Syracuse University and a Masters in Public Administration from the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs of Syracuse University.
JAMES
T. ARMSTRONG

Director

James T. Armstrong has served as a director of United Online since September 2001 and was a director of NetZero, Inc. from 1998 until September 2001. Mr. Armstrong has been a Managing Director with Clearstone Venture Partners (formerly idealab! Capital Partners), an incubator and financier of early stage startup companies, since August 1998. From May 1995 to August 1998, Mr. Armstrong was an associate with Austin Ventures. From September 1989 to March 1992, Mr. Armstrong was a senior auditor with Ernst & Young. Mr. Armstrong serves on the board of directors of several private companies. Mr. Armstrong received his B.A. in Economics from the University of California at Los Angeles and his M.B.A. from the University of Texas.
ROBERT
BERGLASS

Director

Robert Berglass has served as a director of United Online since September 2001 and was a member of the board of directors of Classmates Media Corporation, a wholly owned subsidiary of the company, from September 2007 to January 2010. Mr. Berglass was a director of NetZero, Inc. from November 2000 until September 2001. Mr. Berglass has been United Online’s Lead Independent Director since February 2006. From February 2002 to August 2013, Mr. Berglass was a consultant to and served as the Chairman of DAVEXLABS LLC, an independent hair care company dedicated to salon professionals. From 1998 until April 2001, Mr. Berglass was the Chairman, Chief Executive Officer and President of Schwarzkopf & DEP, Inc. (formerly DEP Corporation), a division of Henkel KGAA. Mr. Berglass had held those positions following Henkel KGAA’s acquisition of DEP Corporation in 1998. From 1969 to 1998, Mr. Berglass was the Chairman, Chief Executive Officer and President of DEP Corporation. Before joining DEP Corporation, Mr. Berglass held various positions at Faberge, Inc., including Corporate Executive Vice President.
KEN
COLEMAN

Director

Kenneth L. Coleman has served as a director of United Online since September 2001 and was a member of the board of directors of Classmates Media Corporation, a wholly owned subsidiary of the company, from September 2007 to January 2010. From November 2010 to February 2013, Mr. Coleman was the Chairman of MIPS Technologies, Inc., a developer of semiconductor products. Commencing January 2013, Mr. Coleman has been Chairman of Saama Technologies, a private company providing IT services. In 2002, Mr. Coleman founded ITM Software and served as its Chairman and Chief Executive Officer until 2006. In 2001, Mr. Coleman founded Coleman Consulting and consulted on various strategic matters for several companies through 2002. From 1987 through 2001, he held various positions, including Executive Vice President of Global Sales, Service and Marketing, with Silicon Graphics, Inc. Mr. Coleman serves on the board of directors of Saama Technologies, City National Bank, and Accelrys. Mr. Coleman received his B.S. and M.B.A. from Ohio State University.
KENNETH
DENMAN

Director

Kenneth Denman has served as a director of United Online since June 2015. Mr. Denman is a global technology CEO with board level experience at several public companies. Currently, he is President and CEO of Emotient, Inc., an innovative high technology software start-up. Ken has also been CEO of two publicly-traded Silicon Valley software companies, including Openwave Systems (since re-named Unwired Planet) where he directed this Nasdaq-listed mobile middleware technology company through a major strategy transition. While at iPass, Inc. Mr. Denman was Chairman and CEO and led a successful IPO in 2003. He has also served as Senior Vice President for MediaOne, leading a significant portion of this top 4 cable operator’s US operations. In an expat role, he served as Chief Operating Officer–Wireless, for MediaOne in London. Mr. Denman currently serves on the board of directors of Shoretel, Inc. and previously served on the boards of CTIA, Brightmail and Openwave Systems. He holds an MBA in Finance and International Business from the University of Washington. In September 2012, Mr. Denman was appointed to the Edward V. Fritzky Endowed Chair in Leadership at the University of Washington’s Foster School of Business, as a Visiting Professor.
ANDREW
D. MILLER

Director

Andrew D. Miller has served as a director of United Online since July 2014. Mr. Miller has been the Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of PTC, Inc., a technology solutions company, since February 2015. Prior to PTC, Mr. Miller served as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Cepheid, a provider of molecular diagnostics, from January 2012 through February 2015 and Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer from April 2008 through January 2012. Before that, Mr. Miller was Vice President of Finance and Chief Accounting Officer for Autodesk, an enterprise software company. Prior to joining Autodesk, he held senior level finance positions at MarketFirst Software, Inc., Cadence Design Systems, Adaptive Broadband Corporation, and Silicon Graphics, Inc. Mr. Miller started his career as an auditor with Deloitte, where he became a Certified Public Accountant.
DR. CAROL
A. SCOTT PH.D.

Director

Carol A. Scott, Ph.D., has served as a director of United Online since April 2003 and was a member of the board of directors of Classmates Media Corporation, a wholly-owned subsidiary of the company, from September 2007 to January 2010. Dr. Scott has been a Professor Emeritus at UCLA since July 2011. Prior to that, she was a professor of marketing at the UCLA Anderson Graduate School of Management where she served as the Associate Dean for Academic Affairs and as the Chairman of the faculty from 1986 through 1994 as well as the faculty director of the school’s Executive Program since 2005. She was a visiting professor at the Harvard Business School in 1985 and at the Stanford Graduate School of Business in 2009, and was on the faculty at Ohio State University for three years prior to joining UCLA in 1977. Dr. Scott’s research on customer decision making and marketing strategy has been published in major academic journals, and she has served on the editorial boards of the Journal of Marketing, the Journal of Marketing Research and the Journal of Consumer Research. In 2007, she co-founded Nellie Analytics, Inc., a marketing and graphics services company. In 2008, she co-founded Crossfield Associates, Inc., a litigation consulting company that provides expert services on matters of intellectual property to law firms and corporate clients. She serves as Chief Executive Officer of Nellie Analytics and co-Chief Executive Officer of Crossfield Associates. She received her B.S. (business and history) from the University of Texas at Austin, and her M.S. (management) and Ph.D. (marketing) from Northwestern University.