MasterCard Board of Directors Recommends Two New Candidates for Election
Merit Janow and Julius Genachowski Nominated to be Added to the Board
PURCHASE, N.Y. -- April 17, 2014
MasterCard Incorporated (NYSE: MA) today announced that its Board of Directors
has nominated Julius Genachowski and Merit Janow for election as independent
directors at the company's June 3, 2014 annual meeting of stockholders. If
elected along with each of the company's existing directors, the Board will
increase its size to 13 members.
“The world continues to get smaller and technology opens new doors every day,”
said Richard Haythornthwaite, Chairman of the Board, MasterCard. “MasterCard
is advancing to meet consumer, business and societal needs in an increasingly
digital world, while maintaining a focus on convenience and security. Merit
and Julius’ experience and insights will add to and complement our existing
Board as we pursue this vision.”
Genachowski, a long-time leader in technology, media and telecommunications,
is managing director and partner at The Carlyle Group. From 2009 through 2013,
he served as Chairman of the U.S. Federal Communications Commission,
responsible for wired and wireless communications policy and regulation. Prior
to joining the FCC, Genachowski worked in the private sector, serving as chief
of business operations and, before that, general counsel of
IAC/InterActiveCorp, an internet and media company. Genachowski has also been
a senior advisor to General Atlantic, a private equity firm.
Janow is an internationally recognized expert in international trade and
economic law. She serves as Dean of Columbia University’s School of
International and Public Affairs and has been a professor and served in
various leadership positions at Columbia for the past 18 years. Janow served
as a member of the Appellate Body of the World Trade Organization, following
her tenure as Executive Director of the International Competition Policy
Advisory Committee of the U.S. Department of Justice and Deputy Assistant U.S.
Trade Representative for Japan and China.
About MasterCard Incorporated
MasterCard (NYSE: MA), www.mastercard.com, is a technology company in the
global payments industry. We operate the world’s fastest payments processing
network, connecting consumers, financial institutions, merchants, governments
and businesses in more than 210 countries and territories. MasterCard’s
products and solutions make everyday commerce activities – such as shopping,
traveling, running a business and managing finances – easier, more secure and
more efficient for everyone. Follow us on Twitter @MasterCardNews, join the
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