At Sprint, one of our core corporate values is to demonstrate integrity in all that we do — not only
through our words, but also by our actions. Our Board and senior management devote significant
time and attention to corporate governance matters. Sprint's commitment to being a recognized
leader in corporate governance and ethics is the natural outgrowth of actions taken in recent years
to enhance our corporate governance effectiveness. Some examples of these actions include:
seating a declassified Board of experienced and diverse directors;
separating our CEO and Chairman roles;
requiring that our outside directors hold executive sessions without management present no less than two times a year; and
permitting our stockholders to act by written consent.
At Sprint, we believe there are no shortcuts when it comes to corporate responsibility. Through our
organizational structure, philosophy, and culture, we are committed to creating an environment that
enforces the highest standard of corporate governance and ethics. We encourage you to visit the
Corporate Governance site often to read about what Sprint is doing to deliver upon our commitment.
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Nikesh Arora. President and Chief Operating Officer of SoftBank Group Corp. and CEO of SB Group US, Inc. (f/k/a SoftBank Internet and Media, Inc.). Mr. Arora joined Google, Inc. in 2004 and held several positions within the company, including serving as its Chief Business Officer and Senior Vice President until August 2014. He also previously served as the Chief Marketing Officer and a member of the management board of T-Mobile International AG & Co. KG (a/k/a T-Mobile Europe). Mr. Arora currently serves as a Representative Director of SoftBank Group Corp. Mr. Arora previously served on the board of directors of Colgate-Palmolive Company.
Robert R. Bennett
Robert R. Bennett. Managing Director of Hilltop Investments, LLC, a private investment company. Mr. Bennett is the former President and Chief Executive Officer of Liberty Media Corporation. He served in those positions from April 1997 until August 2005. He was one of the founding executives of Liberty and served as its Principal Financial Officer from its inception in 1991 until 1997. He currently is Managing Director of Hilltop Investments, LLC, a family investment company. Mr. Bennett also served as President of Discovery Holding Company from March 2005 until September 2008 when it merged with Discovery Communications, Inc., creating a new public company. Prior to his tenure at Liberty, he worked with Tele-Communications, Inc. in a variety of financial positions and with the Bank of New York. Mr. Bennett currently serves as a director of Hewlett-Packard Company, Discovery Communications, Inc., and Liberty Media Corporation. Mr. Bennett previously served on the board of directors of Demand Media, Inc.
Gordon M. Bethune
Gordon M. Bethune. Retired Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Continental Airlines, Inc., an international commercial airline company. He served as Chief Executive Officer of Continental Airlines from 1994 and as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer from 1996 until December 30, 2004. He is currently a director of Honeywell International Inc. and Prudential Financial, Inc. He previously served on the board of directors of Willis Group Holdings, Ltd.
Raul Marcelo Claure
Marcelo Claure. President and Chief Executive Officer of Sprint. Mr. Claure was named Sprint President and CEO, effective August 11, 2014. Prior to this, he was CEO of Brightstar, a company he founded in 1997 and grew from a small Miami-based distributor into a global business with more than $10 billion in gross revenue for the year ended 2013. Marcelo serves on the board of directors of CTIA-The Wireless Association and is a member of its 2015 Executive Committee. He also is a member of the board of directors of My Brother’s Keeper Alliance.
Ronald D. Fisher
Ronald D. Fisher. Vice Chairman of the Board. Director and President of SoftBank Holdings Inc. Mr. Fisher has over 30 years of experience of working with high growth and turnaround technology companies. Mr. Fisher joined SoftBank in 1995, overseeing its U.S. operations and other activities outside of Asia, and was the founder of SoftBank Capital. He is currently Director and President of SoftBank Holdings, Inc. and serves as a Director of SoftBank Group Corp. Prior to joining SoftBank, Mr. Fisher was the CEO of Phoenix Technologies Ltd., the leading developer and marketer of system software products for personal computers, from 1990 to 1995. Mr. Fisher joined Phoenix from Interactive Systems Corporation, a UNIX software company that was purchased by the Eastman Kodak Company in 1988. At Interactive Systems he served for five years as President, initially as COO and then CEO. Mr. Fisher’s experience prior to Interactive Systems includes senior executive positions at Visicorp, TRW, and ICL (USA). Mr. Fisher earned an MBA from Columbia University, New York, and a Bachelor of Commerce from the University of Witwatersrand in South Africa. He previously served on the board of directors of E*Trade Financial Corp. and GSI Commerce.
Frank Ianna. Mr. Ianna retired from AT&T in 2003 after a 31-year career serving in various executive positions, most recently as President of Network Services. Following his retirement, Mr. Ianna served as a business consultant, executive and board member for several private and nonprofit enterprises, and has experience in telecom company operational as well as wireless technology. Mr. Ianna currently serves as a director of Harbinger Group, Inc. Mr. Ianna formerly served on the board of directors of Tellabs, Inc.
Admiral Michael G. Mullen
Admiral Michael G. Mullen, USN (ret). Adm. Mullen serves as the “Security Director” under the National Security Agreement between Sprint, SoftBank, the Department of Justice, the Department of Homeland Security, and the Department of Defense. Admiral Mullen served as the 17th Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff from October 2007 until his retirement in September 2011. Previously, Admiral Mullen served as the 28th Chief of Naval Operations (“CNO”) from July 2005 to 2007. CNO was one of four different four-star assignments Admiral Mullen held, including Commander, U.S. Naval Forces Europe and Commander, Allied Joint Force Command, and the 32nd Vice Chief of Naval Operations. Since 2012, he has served as President of MGM Consulting LLC and is the Charles and Marie Robertson Visiting Professor at the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs at Princeton University. Adm. Mullen currently serves as a director of General Motors Company.
Masayoshi Son. Chairman of the Board. Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of the Board of SoftBank Group Corp. Mr. Son founded SoftBank Group Corp. in September 1981 and has been its Chairman and Chief Executive Officer since February 1986. Mr. Son serves in various capacities within SoftBank’s portfolio of companies, including Chairman of SoftBank Corp. (the Japan-based telecommunications operator). In addition, Mr. Son sits on the board of directors of Yahoo Japan Corporation and served as its Chairman from 1996 until 2015, which was established as a joint venture between SoftBank and Yahoo! Inc. Mr. Son has also served as Chairman of the Broadband Association in Japan and of The Great East Japan Earthquake Recovery Initiative Foundation. Mr. Son received a B.A. in Economics from the University of California Berkeley. Mr. Son also currently serves as a Director of Alibaba Group Holding Limited.
Sara Martinez Tucker
Sara Martinez Tucker. Former President and Chief Executive Officer of the National Math and Science Initiative. Ms. Tucker served as the Under Secretary of the U.S. Department of Education from 2006 to December 2008. Her responsibilities included overseeing policies, programs and activities related to postsecondary education, vocational and adult education, and federal student aid. Ms. Tucker served as the Chief Executive Officer and President of the Hispanic Scholarship Fund from 1997 to October 1, 2006. Previously, she worked for 16 years at AT&T and served as Regional Vice President of its Global Business Communications Systems. She has been a Trustee of University of Notre Dame since June 2009, and a member of the University of Texas System Board of Regents since May 2015. Ms. Tucker currently serves as a director of American Electric Power Co. and Xerox Corp.
Contacting the Board
Sprint values the views of its stakeholders (current and future shareholders, employees, and others). Accordingly, Sprint's Board has established a system to receive, track and respond to communications from stakeholders addressed to Sprint's Board of Directors or to its outside directors.
Any stakeholder who wishes to communicate with the Board, our Chairman, the committee chairs, or the outside directors may write to: Board Communications Designee, 6200 Sprint Parkway, Mailstop: KSOPHF0302-3B424, Overland Park, KS 66251, or send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Board has instructed the Board Communications Designee to examine incoming communications to determine whether the communications are relevant to the Board's roles and responsibilities. The Board has requested the Board Communications Designee to discard the following types of communications: spam, business solicitations or advertisements, resumes, or any threatening or hostile materials. The Board has requested the Board Communications Designee to forward any service inquiries or complaints to the appropriate groups within Sprint for processing and response.
The Board Communications Designee will forward all appropriate communications and report on the communications to the full Board, our Chairman, the committee chairs, or the outside directors as appropriate. The Board Communications Designee will take additional action or respond to letters in accordance with instructions from the relevant Board source.
Our Board believes it is important to meet in regularly scheduled meetings of our non-management and independent directors. Mr. Son presides over our non-management executive sessions. Our Board selects a presiding director for any independent director executive sessions.