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DE - Governance (English Translation)

Gernot Lohr is a Senior Partner at Apollo, which he joined in May 2007. Prior to joining Apollo, Mr. Lohr was a founding partner at Infinity Point LLC, Apollo’s joint venture partner for the financial services industry since 2005. Before that time, Mr. Lohr spent eight years in financial services investment banking at Goldman, Sachs & Co. in New York and also worked at McKinsey & Company and B. Metzler Corporate Finance in Frankfurt am Main. Currently, Mr. Lohr serves on the board of directors of Athene Holdings, AP Alternative Assets, AAA MIP Limited, Amissima Assicurazioni (formerly Carige Assicurazioni), Bremer Kreditbank Aktiengesellschaft, Catalina Holdings and Tranquilidade. Mr. Lohr has a joint Master’s Degree in economics and engineering from the University of Karlsruhe, Germany, and received a Master of Business Administration from the MIT Sloan School of Management.

Dr. Manfred Puffer has served as a Senior Advisor to Apollo since October 2008. From 2006 to 2008, Dr. Puffer was a senior managing director in the Financial Institutions Group of Bear Stearns International, Head of Germany, Austria and Eastern Europe and a Member of the European Executive Committee. From 2002 to 2005, Dr. Puffer was a member of the managing board of WestLB AG and Head of the Investment Bank, Fixed Income, Equities and Structured Finance. Currently, Dr. Puffer is a member of the board of directors of Athene Holdings and the supervisory board of Infineon Technologies AG. Dr. Puffer holds a Ph.D. and a Master of Business Administration from the University of Vienna.

Ulrich Schmidt has been Chairman of the Athene Lebensversicherung AG Works Council since May 2010. After completing his vocational training in 1971 as a wholesale and foreign trade clerk at the Autohaus Wiesbaden GmbH company and obtaining a teaching certificate at Johann-Wolfgang-Goethe University in Frankfurt, Mr. Schmidt worked at the former Berlinische Lebensversicherung (now Athene Lebensversicherung AG) since 1988 in the Sales Engineering, Marketing Sales Support, Sales Management A-Orga (Exclusive Agency), Trade Organization, Consulting, and Central Purchasing departments. Mr. Schmidt is married.

Mark Suter is Executive Vice President and Chief Integration Officer of Athene Holding Ltd. Prior to joining Athene in 2013, he was Chief Operating Officer of a portfolio company of Apollo, which developed commercial bank opportunities in the USA and the European Union. From 2000 to 2007, Mr. Suter was co-founder and Executive Vice President of Countrywide Bank, N.A., a national bank, whose assets grew from US$ 100 million to US$ 95 billion. Mr. Suter also managed a $1 billion distressed mortgage portfolio for an affiliate of Blackrock from 2008 to 2009 and was a management consultant in the banking and insurance industry from 1995 to 2000. Mr. Suter has a Bachelor of Science in Economics, cum laude, from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.

Martin Klein has served as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of our former parent company, Athene Holding Ltd., since November 2015. Prior to joining Athene Holding Ltd. he was employed by the US financial services company Genworth Financial in different positions from 2011-2015, where he most recently served as Executive Vice President & Chief Financial Officer. He also held positions at Barclays, Lehman Brothers and Zurich Insurance Group. Mr. Klein is a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA). He received his Bachelor of Arts in mathematics and business administration from Hope College in Michigan and a Master of Science in statistical and actuarial sciences from the University of Iowa.