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Laurence N. Charney

Laurence Charney was nominated to our Board in March 2012. Since 2007, Mr. Charney has served as a business strategist and financial advisor to Boards, CEOs and investors. Previously, from 1970 through June 2007, Mr. Charney was a senior audit partner at Ernst & Young, LLP, a registered public accounting firm, retiring as a practice leader in the Americas Quality and Risk Management Group. Mr. Charney currently serves as a director and audit committee chairman of Pacific Drillings S.A. In addition, Mr. Charney previously served as a director and audit committee member of Marvel Entertainment, Inc., Mrs. Fields Original Cookies, XTL Biopharmaceuticals, Ltd., Pure Biofuels, Inc., and Iconix Brand Group, Inc. In addition to his extensive experience on the boards of various corporate entities, Mr. Charney is also very active on the boards of several non-profit organizations. Mr. Charney graduated with a B.B.A. degree from Hofstra University and completed the Executive MBA in Business program at Columbia University.