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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.