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Scott Ross , , , Chairman of the Board of the Directors

Scott Ross serves as Chairman of the Board of Directors of SeaWorld, a position he has held since July 2019. Mr. Ross joined SeaWorld’s Board in 2017. He is the Founder and Managing Partner of Hill Path Capital LP (“Hill Path”) which he founded in 2015. Prior to founding Hill Path, he served as a Partner at Apollo Global Management (“Apollo”), where he was responsible for leading private equity and debt investments in the lodging, leisure, entertainment, consumer and business services sectors. Prior to joining Apollo, Mr. Ross worked in various investment roles at Goldman, Sachs & Co. Mr. Ross is a Director of Great Wolf Resorts, Inc. and previously served as a director of CEC Entertainment, Inc. (parent company of Chuck E. Cheese’s) and EVERTEC, Inc.

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Yoshikazu Maruyama , , , Director

Yoshikazu Maruyama has been a director of the company since 2017. He previously served as Chairman of the SeaWorld Board of Directors from October 2017 to July 2019. Mr. Maruyama serves as CEO of a sports experiences venture and provides advisory services in the entertainment and leisure industries. Prior to that, Mr. Maruyama served as Global Head of Location Based Entertainment for DreamWorks Animation SKG, where he served from August 2010 until March 2017. From June 2004 to January 2009, he served as Chief Strategy Officer and was elected to the Board of Directors of USJ Co., Ltd, owner and operator of Universal Studios Japan theme park. Mr. Maruyama held multiple positions at Universal Parks and Resorts from June 1995 to June 2004, including as Senior Vice President of International Business Development and Vice President of Strategic Planning. Mr. Maruyama took a hiatus from Universal Park & Resorts to support the startup of eToys, an online toy retailer in 1999. Mr. Maruyama also served as a Financial Analyst at J.P. Morgan & Co. from July 1992 to June 1995.Mr. Maruyama holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Operations Research from Columbia University in New York.

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Ronald Bension , , , Director

Ronald Bension has been a director of the company since April 2016. Mr. Bension has been the President of House of Blues Entertainment, LLC at Live Nation Entertainment, Inc. since November 2010. Prior to that, he served as Chief Executive Officer of TicketsNow.com, Inc. from January 2010 to November 2010. During his more than 30-year career, he has led several major e-commerce, recreation and entertainment companies to financial and strategic success. Mr. Bension also served as the Chief Executive Officer of Sportnet at Wasserman Media Group, LLC from February 2008 to June 2009, Chief Executive Officer of Tickets.com, Inc. from December 2001 to May 2006 and Chief Executive Officer of GameWorks, LLC from 1999 to 2001. Previously, he also served as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Universal Studios Recreation Group, a unit of Universal Studios. Mr. Bension received Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice from California State University, Los Angeles.

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William Gray , , , Director

William Gray has been a director of the Company since December 2014. He currently serves as Co-Founder and Executive Director of Hulls Highway Consulting. Mr. Gray has been a Senior Advisor to The Blackstone Group LP since 2010. Mr. Gray served as Co-Chief Executive Officer and Vice Chairman of Ogilvy North America of Ogilvy & Mather Worldwide from 2005 to 2009. Mr. Gray served as the President of Ogilvy Mather Advertising New York from 1997 to 2005. He joined Ogilvy & Mather, Inc. in 1978 as an Assistant Account Executive. Mr. Gray is currently a director of Crocs, Inc. (Nasdaq) and HealthMarkets, Inc. He served on the board of Harleysville Group Insurance (Nasdaq) from 2007 to 2011, the board of trustees of The Century Family of Mutual Funds from 2006 to 2018 and the board of directors of Zinio Publishing Group. He has also been a trustee of the New York Public Library since 1997. He received his M.B.A from the University of Virginia’s Darden School and a B.A. from Harvard College.

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Thomas E. Moloney , , , Director

Thomas E. Moloney has been a director of the company since January 2015. Mr. Moloney served as the interim Chief Financial Officer of MSC—Medical Services Company (“MSC”) from December 2007 to March 2008. He retired as the Senior Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of John Hancock Financial Services, Inc. in December 2004. He had served in that position since 1992. Mr. Moloney served in various other roles at John Hancock Financial Services, Inc. during his tenure from 1965 to 1992, including Vice President, Controller, and Senior Accountant. Mr. Moloney also previously served as a director of MSC from 2005 to 2012. Mr. Moloney serves on the Board of Directors of Genworth Financial, Inc. (NYSE) and also serves on the boards of Nashoba Learning Group and the Boston Children’s Museum (past Chairperson), both non-profit organizations. Mr. Moloney received a B.A. in Accounting from Bentley University and holds an Executive Masters Professional Director Certification from the Corporate Directors Group.

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James P. Chambers , , , Director

Mr. Chambers has been a Partner at Hill Path Capital LP since 2016. From 2009 to 2016, Mr. Chambers was a Principal at Apollo Management where he worked on a wide range of transactions across a variety of industries. Prior to Apollo Management, Mr. Chambers was an analyst in the Consumer Retail Group in the Investment Banking Division of Goldman Sachs & Co. Mr. Chambers has previously served on the board of directors of Great Wolf Resorts, Inc., CEC Entertainment Inc. (the parent company of Chuck E. Cheese's), Principal Maritime Tankers Corp. and Principal Chemical Carriers, LLC. Mr. Chambers graduated from Duke University in 2007 with a B.A. in Political Science and a Certificate in Markets and Management.
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Charles Koppelman , , , Director

Charles Koppelman joined SeaWorld’s Board in July 2019. Mr. Koppelman serves as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of CAK Entertainment, Inc., an entertainment and leisure consultant and brand development firm he founded in 1997. He served as Executive Chairman and Principal Executive Officer of Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia, Inc. from 2005 to 2011. Mr. Koppelman served as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of EMI Records Group, North America, from 1994 to 1997, and Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of EMI Music Publishing from 1990 to 1994. He currently serves on the board of directors of Las Vegas Sands Corp. and he previously served on the board of directors of Six Flags Entertainment Corporation, Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia, Inc. and Steve Madden, Ltd.

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