ABOUT ATARI - GOVERNANCE

ATARI GROUP

Atari is a global cross-platform licensor
and interactive entertainment Group.

Atari is an interactive entertainment production company that manages an intellectual property portfolio focused on the Atari brand, Atari Classics games, and intellectual property assets and licenses such as RollerCoaster Tycoon. Pioneer in video games, founded in 1972, Atari owns and manages a portfolio of more than 200 games and franchises, including world famous brands like Asteroids®, Centipede®, Missile Command®, or Pong® and manages RollerCoaster Tycoon under license.

The company has 4 main business lines: (i) video games (“Atari Games”) make up the Group’s DNA, which includes, by extension, the monetization of such games via multiple channels, multimedia production and licensing activities, (ii) the regulated online casino games within Atari Casino, a company dedicated to this business; (iii) the Group’s new console Atari VCS; and (iv) Atari Partners, the Group’s investment activities in technology companies.

Atari is listed on Euronext Paris stock exchange and affiliated with Nasdaq International under the ticker PONGF on the U.S. OTC market. This section of the website provides information more specifically dedicated to shareholders, investors and financial market professionals

GOVERNANCE

The Board directs the Group’s strategic axes.

WADE ROSEN
Born in 1985
Chairman of the Board since April 2020
Non independent Director
Nomination and Compensation Committee member

After a Bachelor of Business Administration from the University of Denver, Wade Rosen obtained a Master of Business Administration (MBA) from Instituto de Empresa SL.

Main Directorships Held and Functions Performed outside the Atari Group:

  • Executive Vice President of Scientific Life Solutions, Inc. ;
  • Directors of Flagship Biosciences, Inc., Apto, Inc., and Collagen Solutions PLC.

Wade Rosen is also the founder of several private technology companies based in the United States of America.

Shareholdings in Atari indirectly through Wade’s wholly-owned company Wade J. Rosen Revocable Trust: 28 000 000 shares (31/03/2020).

ALEXANDRE ZYNGIER
Born in 1969
Non independent Director since 2014
Audit Committee Member

Alexandre Zyngier hold a bachelor’s degree in Chemical Engineering from the University of Campinas, Brazil, and a Master of Business Administration in Finance Accounting from the University of Chicago. Alexandre Zyngier has an extensive experience in financial planning, strategy and M&A, and has held positions at McKinsey, Goldman Sachs & Co, Deutsche Bank and Alden Global Capital. From 2009 to 2013, he was a Portfolio Manager for Alden Global Capital.

Alexandre Zyngier is the founding partner of Batuta Capital Advisors LLC, where he works actively with a selection of companies and credit/equity investors to execute special situation credit/equity financings. He is also a member of the board of GT Advanced Technologies, Inc., a private company in the advanced materials sector, as well as AudioEye, Inc., a technology company that provides web access to individuals with disability.

Main Directorships Held and Functions Performed outside of the Atari Group:

  • Founding Partner of Batuta Capital Advisors, LLC.;
  • Director of Applied Minerals Inc., AudioEye, Inc.; Torchlight Energy Resources Inc., LootCrate Inc.; First Contract Entertainment; and GT Advanced Technologies, Inc.

Shareholding in Atari, directly and indirectly through Alexandre Zyngier’s wholly-owned company HZ Investments: 9 951 540 shares, 1 029 412 warrants giving the right to purchase 1 051 029 new Atari shares (31/03/2020).

ALYSSA PADIA WALLES
Born in 1959
Independent Director since 2013
Chairman of the Nomination and Compensation Committee

Alyssa Walles holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of Southern California. She has significant experience in the media field as the chairman of the board of Amplitude Consulting, Inc.

Alyssa Walles’ career includes launching the Walt Disney Gift Catalog, developing international distribution markets for Sony PlayStation and negotiating national sports league agreements. At Sony Computer Entertainment, Alyssa was a member of the senior management team that launched the PlayStation across Europe, Australia, New Zealand, Eastern Europe and the Middle East.

Main Directorships Held and Functions Performed outside of the Atari Group: Chairman of Amplitude Consulting, Inc.

Shareholdings in Atari: 105 263 shares (31/03/2020)

KELLY BIANUCCI
Born in 1984
Independent Director since April 2020
Chairman of the Audit Committee

Kelly Bianucci is an under-graduate of the Stern School of Business (New york University) and holds an MBA from the Kellogg School of Management of Northwestern University.

Kelly Bianucci is a Founder and Executive Director of The Child & Family Therapy Center of Denver and was formerly a Channel Marketing Analyst for Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc. and a consultant for Deloitte Consulting LLP.

Main Directorships Held and Functions Performed outside the Atari Group: Board member of the University of Colorado Business School – Jake Jabs Center for Entrepreneurship.

Shareholding in Atari: 0 (31/03/2020)

The Executive Committee is the Group Executive instance,
it implements the strategy formulated by the Board of Directors.

FREDERIC CHESNAIS
Born in 1963
Chief Executive Officer since 2013

Frédéric Chesnais is a graduate of Paris Institute of Political Studies and holds degrees in Finance and Law. Frédéric Chesnais started his career as a financial consultant (Arthur Andersen) and practiced as a lawyer focused on merger and acquisitions (Archibald Andersen). He then worked for Lazard Frères from 1995 to 2000

From 2001 to 2007, he was part of the management team of the Atari Group, the videogame publisher, first as Deputy COO and Chief Financial Officer of the Group, and then as Chief Executive Officer of Atari Interactive. In 2007, he left Atari to create his own videogame production company.

In 2013, he became a significant shareholder of the Atari Group through the purchase of Atari securities held by BlueBay.

Main Directorships Held and Functions Performed outside the Atari Group: General manager of Ker Ventures LLC, Free Reign East and OP Productions LLC. – Director of Infinity Network Limited appointed by Atari – Director of the board of the French American Foundation.

Shareholding in Atari directly and indirectly through Frédéric Chesnaiss wholly-owned company Ker Ventures, LLC: 20 065 781 shares, 1 737 057 warrants and 13 330 000 stock options giving the right to purchase 15 288 219 new Atari shares (31/03/2020).

PHILIPPE MULARSKI
Born in 1957
Chief Financial Officer since 2014

Chartered accountant and auditor, he began his career in audit firms at Aplitec and KPMG. He was Accounting Director for Sucres et Denrées Group, Chartered Accountant and Statutory Auditor, Accounting Director then Financial Director in the Lagardère Group, then has led transition management missions in companies faced with significant issues. In 2014, he joined Atari Group as Chief Financial Officer.

Main Directorships Held and Functions Performed outside the Atari Group: N/A

Shareholding in Atari: 1 500 000 stock options giving the right to purchase 1 519 775 new Atari shares (31/03/2020)

Independent in relation to major shareholders: Yes

MICHAEL ARZT
Born in 1966
Chief Operating Officer since 2017 and
Chief Operating Officer of Atari VCS since 2018

Degree in Business Administration from Skidmore College. General Manager for Samsung’s World Cyber Games, senior vice president in Sportsrocket, Inc., Chief Executive Officer in Start-Menu/MAA Marketing and vice president in Turtle Beach, Inc. Michael Artz has a strong experience in Entertainment, he is in charge of the business development of the Atari VCS l’Atari VCS.

Main Directorships Held and Functions Performed outside the Atari Group: N/A

Shareholding in Atari: 1 000 000 stock options giving the right to purchase 1 009 000 new Atari shares (31/03/2020)

Independent in relation to major shareholders: Yes

JEAN-MARCEL NICOLAÏ
Born in 1965
Chief Operating Officer of Atari Games since 2018

Degree in Computer Science from ADEA. Head of Global Production of Disney Interactive Studios, Chief Technology Officer of Atari and Chief Product Officer in Centric Digital. Jean-Marcel Nicolaï has a strong experience across all platforms and a strong knowledge of the brand (he worked with Atari from 2000 to 2007)

Main Directorships Held and Functions Performed outside the Atari Group: N/A

Shareholding in Atari: 300 000 stock options giving the right to purchase 302 100 new Atari shares (31/03/2020)

Independent in relation to major shareholders: Yes

MANFRED MANTSCHEV
Born in 1979
Director of Strategy and
Business Development since 2018

Degree in Business Administration from ESCP Europe. Associate at UBS Investment Bank, senior vice president at Halcyon Asset Management, senior investment analyst at Laffitte Capital Management, portfolio manager at Dromeus Capital Management, senior investment analyst Jabre Capital Partners, Manfred Mantschev has extensive capital markets and investment experience.

Main Directorships Held and Functions Performed outside the Atari Group: N/A

Shareholding in Atari: 250 000 stock options giving the right to purchase 251 750 new Atari shares (31/03/2020)

Independent in relation to major shareholders: Yes

CHRISTOPHE COMPARIN
Born in 1961
Chief Operating Officer of Atari Casino since 2019

Degree in Computer science. Christophe is a veteran in video game production processes. With over 30 years of experience as executive of international organizations, he helped major companies in building strong team of talented people. Delivering projects with Atari, EA, Ubisoft, Google, Microsoft… With 100+ products published over the years he has experience in management, production and success.

Main Directorships Held and Functions Performed outside the Atari Group: N/A

Shareholding in Atari: 0 (31/03/2020)

Independent in relation to major shareholders: Yes

The Audit Committee is responsible for the quality of internal control
and the reliability of information provided to shareholders and financial markets

KELLY BIANUCCI
Born in 1984
Independent Director since April 2020
Chairman of the Audit Committee

Kelly Bianucci is an under-graduate of the Stern School of Business (New york University) and holds an MBA from the Kellogg School of Management of Northwestern University.

Kelly Bianucci is a Founder and Executive Director of The Child & Family Therapy Center of Denver and was formerly a Channel Marketing Analyst for Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc. and a consultant for Deloitte Consulting LLP.

Main Directorships Held and Functions Performed outside the Atari Group: Board member of the University of Colorado Business School – Jake Jabs Center for Entrepreneurship.

Shareholding in Atari: 0 (31/03/2020)

ALEXANDRE ZYNGIER
Born in 1969
Non independent Director since 2014
Audit Committee Member

Alexandre Zyngier hold a bachelor’s degree in Chemical Engineering from the University of Campinas, Brazil, and a Master of Business Administration in Finance Accounting from the University of Chicago. Alexandre Zyngier has an extensive experience in financial planning, strategy and M&A, and has held positions at McKinsey, Goldman Sachs & Co, Deutsche Bank and Alden Global Capital. From 2009 to 2013, he was a Portfolio Manager for Alden Global Capital.

Alexandre Zyngier is the founding partner of Batuta Capital Advisors LLC, where he works actively with a selection of companies and credit/equity investors to execute special situation credit/equity financings. He is also a member of the board of GT Advanced Technologies, Inc., a private company in the advanced materials sector, as well as AudioEye, Inc., a technology company that provides web access to individuals with disability.

Main Directorships Held and Functions Performed outside of the Atari Group:

  • Founding Partner of Batuta Capital Advisors, LLC.;
  • Director of Applied Minerals Inc., AudioEye, Inc.; Torchlight Energy Resources Inc., LootCrate Inc.; First Contract Entertainment; and GT Advanced Technologies, Inc.

Shareholding in Atari, directly and indirectly through Alexandre Zyngier’s wholly-owned company HZ Investments: 9 951 540 shares, 1 029 412 warrants giving the right to purchase 1 051 029 new Atari shares (31/03/2020).

The Nomination and Compensation Committee reviews compensation
policies members of the Executive Committee and Corporate Officers

ALYSSA PADIA WALLES
Born in 1959
Independent Director since 2013
Nomination and Compensation Committee Chairman

Alyssa Walles holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of Southern California. She has significant experience in the media field as the chairman of the board of Amplitude Consulting, Inc.

Alyssa Walles’ career includes launching the Walt Disney Gift Catalog, developing international distribution markets for Sony PlayStation and negotiating national sports league agreements. At Sony Computer Entertainment, Alyssa was a member of the senior management team that launched the PlayStation across Europe, Australia, New Zealand, Eastern Europe and the Middle East.

Main Directorships Held and Functions Performed outside of the Atari Group: Chairman of Amplitude Consulting, Inc.

Shareholdings in Atari: 105 263 shares (31/03/2020)

WADE ROSEN
Born in 1985
Chairman of the Board since April 2020
Non independent Director
Nomination and Compensation Committee member

After a Bachelor of Business Administration from the University of Denver, Wade Rosen obtained a Master of Business Administration (MBA) from Instituto de Empresa SL.

Main Directorships Held and Functions Performed outside the Atari Group:

  • Executive Vice President of Scientific Life Solutions, Inc. ;
  • Directors of Flagship Biosciences, Inc., Apto, Inc., and Collagen Solutions PLC.

Wade Rosen is also the founder of several private technology companies based in the United States of America.

Shareholdings in Atari indirectly through Wade’s wholly-owned company Wade J. Rosen Revocable Trust: 28 000 000 shares (31/03/2020).