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Mastercard Nominates 15 Candidates for Election to Board of Directors


Youngme Moon and Lance Uggla Proposed Additions

PURCHASE, N.Y.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Mastercard Incorporated (NYSE: MA) today announced that its Board of Directors has nominated 15 candidates for election as directors at the company's June 25, 2019 annual meeting of stockholders. Lance Uggla and Youngme Moon have been added to the slate as proposed directors.

“We continually seek directors who will continue to push the company to think and act differently, while remaining consistent with our corporate values,” said Richard Haythornthwaite, chairman of the board, Mastercard. “With Youngme and Lance, we gain deep experience across a broad set of industries that complements our strategic vision and increasingly diverse business.”

Moon is the Donald K. David Professor of Business Administration at Harvard Business School, where her research focuses on the intersection of strategy, branding and innovation, with a particular focus on youth and the digital economy. Moon also serves as the vice-chair and senior independent director of Unilever. She has held various leadership positions at Harvard Business School and was previously a professor at Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

Uggla is chairman and CEO of IHS Markit, positions he has held since 2018. Prior to the 2016 merger of IHS and Markit, he was the chief executive officer of Markit, a company he founded in 2003 to deliver transparency to the credit default swap market. The company launched the first daily credit default swap pricing service that year. Earlier in his career, Uggla held executive management roles at Toronto-Dominion Securities, including vice chairman and head of Europe and Asia.

Mastercard also announced that, as part of a periodic board review and refreshment, current directors Nancy Karch and Silvio Barzi will not seek re-election. All other members of the current board will stand for re-election.

“Nancy and Silvio have both had a significant impact on our evolution as a public company over the past decade,” said Ajay Banga, president and CEO, Mastercard. “Their perspective and experience across the global financial, retail and consumer marketing sectors have been important contributions to the counsel and guidance the board has provided our management team. On behalf of the entire board and management, I thank Silvio and Nancy for their numerous contributions and wish them each the best in their future pursuits.”

About Mastercard Incorporated

Mastercard (NYSE: MA),, is a technology company in the global payments industry. Our global payments processing network connects consumers, financial institutions, merchants, governments and businesses in more than 210 countries and territories. Mastercard 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 discussion on the Beyond the Transaction Blog and subscribe for the latest news on the Engagement Bureau.

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Source: Mastercard Investor Relations

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