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Jeffrey Sprecher, Chair and Chief Executive Officer, Intercontinental Exchange

Jeff Sprecher is Founder, Chair and CEO of Intercontinental Exchange, Inc. (NYSE: ICE) and a pioneer of digital networks and the electronification of trading and marketplaces.

Reflecting Sprecher’s vision and leadership, ICE, co-headquartered in Atlanta and New York, has grown from a startup in in 2000, purely focused on making energy trading transparent, to a diversified, subscription-driven Fortune 500 company with nearly 10,000 employees. ICE operates exchanges and clearinghouses around the world, provides market-leading solutions in fixed income and data services, and is transforming the mortgage industry by digitizing the end-to-end process of buying a home. Now in its third decade, the company that Sprecher and his team have built, through organic growth and acquisitions, delivers over $6 billion in annual revenue with market capitalization of over $75 billion.

It started with an entrepreneur’s dream and $1,000. That’s what Sprecher paid to buy the struggling Continental Power Exchange in 1997, in addition to assuming the company’s outstanding debt.

Born and raised in Madison, Wisconsin, educated as a chemical engineer at the University of Wisconsin and an MBA at Pepperdine, Sprecher learned early on in his parents’ garage how to break down systems to their component parts and rebuild them better, faster, and more resilient. It started with a toaster oven at age six, advanced to a Toyota and, decades later, expanded to global asset exchanges.

Sprecher began on a shoestring by spotting inefficiencies in the power market and resolving to fix them. Tirelessly enlisting major banks, energy companies, and utilities to his cause, Intercontinental Exchange was born, eventually going public on the New York Stock Exchange in 2005 under the ticker symbol ICE. From its humble beginnings, a string of innovations and acquisitions quickly followed, beginning with buying the International Petroleum Exchange in 2001, the New York Board of Trade in 2007, Creditex in 2008, the Clearing Corporation in 2009 the Climate Exchange in 2010 and the NYSE itself in 2013. Sprecher became Chair of the NYSE following ICE’s acquisition, overseeing a complete overhaul of the Exchange, serving in that role for eight years through 2021.

The deals Sprecher put together created what are now known as ICE Futures Europe, ICE Clear Europe, ICE Futures U.S., and ICE Clear U.S., and led to a top-to-bottom reimagination and expansion of the NYSE, now known as NYSE Group. But exchanges and clearinghouses are only part of the ICE story. ICE’s major acquisition of Interactive Data Corporation in 2015 and a string of deals in the mortgage space, culminating in its purchase of Elle Mae in 2020, have coalesced into two other business segments -- ICE Fixed Income and Data Services, and ICE Mortgage Technology -- together forming today’s company.

Along the way, as the world evolves toward a more digital, efficient, and green future, ICE continues to innovate under Sprecher’s leadership. The company, formed with a simple idea and small check, now helps in myriad ways to drive transparency in trading, clearing, capital formation and risk management; it advances technology through its high quality and market leading data and solutions; and now it makes the dream of home ownership easier and less expensive for millions by digitizing the mortgage process.

Sprecher is often credited with “seeing around corners” in the intersecting world of finance and technology. These days, amid the energy transition, that trait is underscored by his anticipation years ago of the globalization of natural gas and demand for carbon-offset trading. Similarly, Sprecher’s launch of Bakkt in 2018 foresaw expanded adoption of bitcoin and digital assets. In reality, seeing around corners is a theme woven throughout Sprecher’s more than 20 years of creating, leading, and growing ICE. For that, and for delivering to ICE shareholders a consistent compound annual growth rate of 17% over the span of 2006 to 2021, Sprecher has been hailed as one of Barron’s “World’s Best CEOs” for six consecutive years, among a host of other honors and awards for his leadership and philanthropy.

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Hon. Sharon Bowen, Director, Intercontinental Exchange

Sharon Bowen joined the Intercontinental Exchange, Inc. (NYSE: ICE) Board of Directors in December 2017. She serves as the Chair of the Board of Directors of the New York Stock Exchange, our subsidiary, and serves on the boards of certain NYSE U.S. regulated exchanges. In addition, she co-chairs the NYSE Board Advisory Council.

Ms. Bowen brings more than 35 years of regulatory, securities, and public policy expertise. She served as a Commissioner of the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) from 2014 to 2017. During that time, she was a sponsor of the CFTC Market Risk Advisory Committee.

Ms. Bowen was previously confirmed by the U.S. Senate and appointed by President Obama on February 12, 2010 to serve as Vice Chair of the Securities Investor Protection Corporation (SIPC). She assumed the role of Acting Chair in March 2012. Prior to her appointment to the CFTC, she was a partner in the New York office of Latham & Watkins LLP. Ms. Bowen’s broad and diverse corporate and transactional practice of almost 32 years began in 1982 when she started her career as an associate at Davis Polk & Wardwell. She joined Latham as a senior corporate associate in the summer of 1988 and became a partner January 1991 and continued at Latham & Watkins LLP until 2014.

Ms. Bowen also serves on the board of directors of Neuberger Berman Group LLC and Akamai Technologies, Inc..

Ms. Bowen earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics from the University of Virginia, a Master of Business Administration from the Kellogg School of Management and a Juris Doctor from Northwestern Pritzker School of Law.

Member of the Risk Committee

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Shantella Cooper, Director, Intercontinental Exchange

Shantella (Shan) Cooper joined the Intercontinental Exchange, Inc. (NYSE: ICE) Board of Directors in December 2020.

Ms. Cooper brings more than 30 years of experience in business operations, human capital management, transformation, enterprise risk management, community affairs and economic development. She is the Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Journey Forward Strategies, LLC, a solutions-focused consulting firm that specializes in leadership development and organization effectiveness.

Ms. Cooper served as the Executive Director of Atlanta Committee for Progress (ACP), a coalition of leading CEOs focused on critical economic development issues for the City of Atlanta, from 2019 - 2022. From 2016 to 2018, Ms. Cooper served as Chief Transformation Officer of WestRock Company, a paper and packaging solutions company. She developed the change management strategy and implemented business processes, enterprise risk management and new information technology strategy for the global enterprise. From 2011 to 2016, Ms. Cooper served as Vice President and General Manager of Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Company, an aerospace and defense contractor. While at Lockheed, she led the 6,000+ employee operations in Marietta, Georgia, Meridian, Mississippi and Clarksburg, West Virginia, responsible for designing, producing, modifying and maintaining military aircraft for the United States and countries around the world. During her time at Lockheed Martin, Ms. Cooper also served as Vice President of Human Resources as well as Vice President of Business Ethics for the Aeronautics Division.

Ms. Cooper currently serves on the Board of Directors of Veritiv Corporation and SouthState Corporation. Prior to the merger with SouthState Corporation, she served on the Board of Directors of Atlantic Capital Bancshares, Inc. from 2019 to 2022. In addition, she serves on the Board of Directors of Georgia Power Company, a subsidiary of Southern Company.

Ms. Cooper holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Biology and Religion from Emory University and a Master of Business Administration from Emory University’s Goizueta Business School. She is also a graduate of the Rutgers University Executive Masters in Global Human Resource Leadership Program.

Chair of the Risk Committee

Member of the Compensation Committee

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Duriya Farooqui, Director, Intercontinental Exchange

Duriya Farooqui has been a director of Intercontinental Exchange, Inc. (NYSE: ICE) since 2017. She also serves on the boards of certain NYSE U.S. regulated exchanges and ICE NGX, all of which are subsidiaries of ICE. In addition, she co-chairs the NYSE Board Advisory Council.

Ms. Farooqui brings over two decades of experience in international policy, economic development and business transformation. Most recently, she was President of Supply Chain Innovation at Georgia-Pacific, leading an innovation organization where over 40 companies came together to solve supply chain challenges through rapid experimentation, digital technology and collaboration.

Prior to joining Georgia Pacific, Ms. Farooqui served as the Executive Director of Atlanta Committee for Progress (ACP), a coalition of leading CEOs addressing critical economic development issues for Atlanta. Before joining ACP in 2016, Ms. Farooqui was a principal at Bain & Company. Previously, Ms. Farooqui spent six years in city government and was Chief Operating Officer for the City of Atlanta through 2013. At the start of her career, she worked with the Center for International Development at Harvard University, The World Bank, and Center for Global Development.

Ms. Farooqui currently serves on the Board of Directors of InterContinental Hotels Group PLC (IHG) since 2020 and Tribe Capital Growth Corp I since 2021. She is a Trustee of the Woodruff Arts Center and Agnes Scott College.

Ms. Farooqui earned a Bachelor of Art’s degree in Economics and Mathematics from Hampshire College and a Master of Public Administration in International Development from the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University.

Member of the Audit Committee

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The Rt. Hon. the Lord Hague of Richmond, Director, Intercontinental Exchange

Lord Hague has been a director of Intercontinental Exchange, Inc. (NYSE: ICE) since September 2015. He also serves as Chair of the Board of Directors of ICE Futures Europe, the London-based global futures and options exchange and a subsidiary of ICE.

Lord Hague brings more than 35 years of extensive governmental, international policy and political experience. He served as a Member of the UK Parliament from 1989 to 2015. He introduced the landmark Disability Discrimination Act in 1995 as the Minister of State responsible for Social Security and Disabled People and, in the same year, was appointed Secretary of State for Wales by Prime Minister John Major. He was leader of the Conservative Party from 1997 to 2001. He served as Foreign Secretary from 2010 to 2014, as well as First Secretary of State, a role he carried with him when he became Leader of the House of Commons from 2014 to 2015 before retiring from British politics at the General Election. Prior to his service in Parliament beginning in 1989, Lord Hague was a management consultant at McKinsey & Co Inc. from 1983 to 1988 and worked for Shell (UK) Limited from 1982 to 1983. Currently, Lord Hague frequently carries out speaking engagements on regulatory and political matters. In addition, he is Chair of The Royal Foundation of the Prince and Princess of Wales, Chair of the United for Wildlife Taskforce, and Chair of the International Advisory Group at the law firm Linklaters.

Lord Hague earned a First-Class Honours degree in Philosophy, Politics, and Economics from Oxford University and a Master of Business Administration with distinction from the Institut Européen d’Administration des Affaires (INSEAD).

Lord Hague was granted a life peerage in August 2015 and is a member of the House of Lords.

Member of the Compensation Committee

Member of the Nominating and Governance Committee

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Mark Mulhern, Director, Intercontinental Exchange

Mark Mulhern joined the Intercontinental Exchange, Inc. (NYSE: ICE) Board of Directors in December 2020. He also serves on the board of directors of ICE Mortgage Technology, Inc., a subsidiary of ICE.

Mr. Mulhern brings more than 30 years of financial leadership and real estate experience. Mr. Mulhern served as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Highwoods Properties, Inc., a publicly traded real estate investment trust, from 2014 until his retirement on January 1, 2022.

Prior to joining Highwoods, Mr. Mulhern served as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Exco Resources, Inc. Prior to Exco, he served as Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Progress Energy, Inc. from 2008 until its merger with Duke Energy Corporation in 2012. During his tenure as CFO, he oversaw the enterprise risk management process and regularly communicated the management of risk to Progress Energy’s Board of Directors. Mr. Mulhern joined Progress Energy in 1996 as Vice President and Controller and served in a number of leadership roles. He started his accounting and finance career at Price Waterhouse, now known as PwC.

Mr. Mulhern currently serves on the Board of Directors of Barings BDC, Inc. and serves as an independent trustee of the Board of Trustees of Barings Global Short Duration High Yield Fund. He also serves on the Board of Directors of two business development companies, Barings Private Credit Corporation and Barings Capital Investment Corporation. He previously served on the Board of Directors of Highwoods from 2012 to 2014 and the Board of Directors of Exco from 2010 to 2013.

Mr. Mulhern holds a Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting from St. Bonaventure University and is a Certified Public Accountant.

Chair of the Compensation Committee

Member of the Audit Committee

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Thomas Noonan, Director, Intercontinental Exchange

Tom Noonan has been a director of Intercontinental Exchange, Inc. (NYSE: ICE) since September 2016. Currently, he serves as the lead independent director.

Mr. Noonan brings expansive cybersecurity and risk expertise as well as a successful entrepreneurial background. He is a founding partner of TechOperators LLC and Chairman of TEN Holdings, LLC. Most recently, he was the General Manager of the Energy Management business of Cisco, following the acquisition of JouleX in 2013, where he was co-founder and CEO. Mr. Noonan founded Actuation Electronics and Leapfrog Technologies as well as co-founded Endgame Security, a leading provider of software solutions to the U.S. Intelligence Community and Department of Defense. Mr. Noonan co-founded Internet Security Systems (ISS), where he served as Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer prior to its acquisition by IBM in 2006. Mr. Noonan began his career as a product manager and engineer for Rockwell Automation.

In 2002, President Bush appointed Mr. Noonan to serve on the National Infrastructure Advisory Council (NIAC), a White House homeland defense initiative that protects information systems critical to the nation's infrastructure, where he served through 2020. Mr. Noonan currently serves on the Board of Directors of Manhattan Associates since 1999.

Mr. Noonan earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology and a Certificate of Special Studies in Business Administration and Management from Harvard University.

Chair of the Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee

Member of the Risk Committee

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Caroline Silver, Director, Intercontinental Exchange

Caroline Silver joined the Board of Directors of Intercontinental Exchange, Inc. (NYSE: ICE) in August 2020. She also serves as Chair of the Board of Directors of ICE Clear Europe, a subsidiary of ICE.

Ms. Silver brings over 30 years of experience in international investment banking and risk management, specializing in mergers and acquisitions, with a focus in market infrastructure. She served as Managing Director and Partner at Moelis & Company, an independent advisory firm, from 2009 until January 2020. During her tenure as Managing Director and Partner, she led the global financial institutions advisory group and was closely involved in Moelis’ Risk Advisory Group where they focused on de-risking trades for financial institutions. She currently serves as an Advisory Partner at Moelis. Before joining Moelis, Ms. Silver served as Vice Chairman of Investment Banking at Merrill Lynch (now Bank of America Merrill Lynch) from 2008 to 2009. Prior to that, Ms. Silver spent 14 years at Morgan Stanley, leading the European financial services investment banking business and was Vice Chairman when she departed in 2008. She started her banking career in the City of London in 1987, working for British merchant bank Morgan Grenfell.

Since 2017, Ms. Silver has served as Chair of the Board of Directors of PZ Cussons PLC. In addition, she currently serves on the Board of Directors of BUPA and Meggitt PLC. She served as a Trustee of The Victoria and Albert Museum where she was appointed by the UK Prime Minister from 2014 - 2022 and currently serves on the V&A Americas Foundation.

Ms. Silver earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in English Language and Literature from Durham University, England. She is a qualified Chartered Accountant.

Member of the Risk Committee

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Judith Sprieser, Director, Intercontinental Exchange

Judith Sprieser has been a director of Intercontinental Exchange, Inc. (NYSE: ICE) since 2004. She also serves on the Board of Managers of ICE Clear Credit and ICE Mortgage Services, the governing board of MERSCORP Holdings, Inc., both of which are subsidiaries of ICE.

Ms. Sprieser brings over 35 years of broad financial experience including audit and governance, as well as business management experience. She founded Transora, Inc., a technology software and services company, in 2000 and served as its Chief Executive Officer until 2005. Prior to founding Transora, Ms. Sprieser was Executive Vice President of Sara Lee Corporation, serving as CEO of the Food Group and prior to that as Chief Financial Officer.

Ms. Sprieser has been a member of the Boards of Directors of Allstate Insurance Company since 1999 and Newell Brands since May 2018. Previously, she served on the Boards of Royal Ahold N.V. from 2006 to 2015, Experian plc from 2010 to 2016 and Reckitt Benckiser plc from 2003 to 2018. Ms. Sprieser is also a Trustee of Northwestern University.

Ms. Sprieser earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from Northwestern University and a Master of Business Administration from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University.

Chair of the Audit Committee

Member of the Nominating and Governance Committee

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Marti Tirinnanzi, Director

Marti Tirinnanzi joined the Intercontinental Exchange, Inc. (NYSE: ICE) Board of Directors in March 2022. She also serves on the board of managers of ICE Mortgage Services, the governing board of MERSCORP Holdings, Inc., and the board of directors of ICE Mortgage Technology, Inc., all of which are subsidiaries of ICE.

Ms. Tirinnanzi brings over twenty years of strategic, regulatory, and operational management experience, including audit, risk, and governance across financial and mortgage industries. Since 2013, she has served as the founder and President of Financial Standards, Inc., a Washington DC-based consultancy. She has served in a number of leadership roles in her career, including Senior Vice President, Financial Markets Policy and Executive Education in Derivatives of Tera Exchange from 2011 to 2013, Chair of the Clearinghouse Working Group, GSE Supervision & Regulation for the U.S. Federal Housing Finance Agency from 2009 to 2011, Chief Operating Officer of MFX Currency Risk Solutions from 2008 to 2009, Energy Derivatives Group Leader for WGL Holdings from 2007 to 2008, SVP of REIT Equity Research at RBC Capital Markets, formerly Ferris Baker Watts, from 2003 to 2006 and Senior Vice President and founder of the hedge advisory practice at Chatham Financial from 1999 to 2002.

Since 2012, Ms. Tirinnanzi has been a member of the Board of Directors of Community Development Trust, a residential housing REIT and CDFI, and served as Chair of the Audit Committee of the Board of Directors of Community Development Trust from 2013 to 2019.

Ms. Tirinnanzi earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Liberal Arts from Notre Dame University of Maryland and a Master of Science in Business Administration from Johns Hopkins University.

Member of the Audit Committee

Intercontinental Exchange and its Board of Directors have established Audit, Compensation, Risk, and Nominating & Corporate Governance committees, each of which is comprised solely of independent directors as set forth below:

Please refer to the Governance Overview page for committee charter documents.

* Mr. Noonan is the non-management lead director.