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BOARD OF DIRECTORS

The Board of Directors shall consist of not less than three and not more than nine members, with at most six deputies.

The board of directors is the second-highest decision making body of the Company after the shareholders’ meeting and the highest executive body of the Company. According to the Swedish Companies Act, the board of directors is responsible for the organisation of the company and the management of the company’s affairs, which means that the board of directors is responsible for, among other things, setting targets and strategies, securing routines and systems for evaluation of set targets, continuously assessing the financial condition and profits as well as evaluating the operating management. The board of directors is also responsible for ensuring that annual reports and interim reports are prepared in a timely manner. Moreover, the board of directors appoints the CEO. Members of the board of directors are normally appointed by the annual shareholders’ meeting for the period until the end of the next annual shareholders’ meeting.

MEMBERS OF THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Kobus Paulsen

Kobus Paulsen

Born 1965.

Chairman of the board since 2015.

Other assignments: Principal owner, Chairman and CEO of UC Group Ltd.; founder of www.acquiring.com; and Chairman of SecureTrading.

Previous assignments (past five years): N.A.

Education: BSc in Electrical, Electronics and Communications Engineering, Tshwane University of Technology

Shareholdings: 200,391,533 shares.

 

Daniel Holden

Daniel Holden

Born 1975.

Ordinary board member since 2015.

Other assignments: Director of Mansion Associates Ltd, Secure G Holdings Ltd, Secure Trading Group Ltd, Secure Trading Ltd, Secure Trading Inc, Secure trading Financial Services Ltd, Secure Trading Service Ltd, Secure Trading FS Holding Limited, E&C Holden Ltd, SG Four Ltd, SG Five Ltd, SG Seven Ltd, UC Group Ltd, UC Capital Ltd, UC Capital Holdings Ltd, and UC Acquisitions Ltd.

Previous assignments (past five years): Director of SG One Ltd, SG Two Ltd, SG Three Ltd, SG Five Ltd, SG Six-GW Ltd, and SG Eight Ltd.

Education: LLB in Law, Durham University and ACA in Chartered Accountant, Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales

Shareholdings: 1,001,000 shares.

Patrick Boylan

Patrick Boylan

Born 1941.

Ordinary board member since 2015.

Other assignments: Director of UC Group Ltd, Secure trading FS Holding Limited and Secure trading Financial Services Limited.

Previous assignments (past five years): Executive chairman at Secure Trading Group

Education: MBA in Finance, Fordham University, New York

Shareholdings: None.

David Blunkett

Lord David Blunkett

Born 1947.

Ordinary board member since 2015.

Other assignments: Director of UC Group Ltd.

Previous assignments (past five years): Chairman of the International Cybersecurity Protection Alliance (ICSPA).

Education: BA in Political Theory and Institutions, University of Sheffield

Shareholdings: 750,000, shares currently held by JA Paulsen in trust for and on behalf David Blunkett.

Neira Jones

Neira Jones

Born 1964.

Ordinary board member since 2015.

Other assignments: Director of Phoenix Edge Ltd and Comcarde Ltd.

Previous assignments (past five years): Partner at Accourt, member of the advisory board at PCI Security Standards Council, and Director at Payment Security & Fraud at Barclaycard.

Education: MSc Computer Science Applied to Business Management, Institut Superieur de Gestion

Shareholdings: No shares or options in the Company.

Neira Jones’s position is independent in relation to the company and its major owners.

Lord Antony St John Bletso

Born 1957.

Ordinary board member since 2017.

Other assignments: Member of Advisory Board. Roc Technologies, BetWay,
Non-Executive Director, Falcon group, Strand Hanson Ltd, Integrated Diagnostic Holdings plc and Albion Ventures LLP.

Previous assignments (past five years): Non Executive Director Obtala Resources PLC, Global Resources Investment Trust.

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Member of the Advisory Board Silicon Valley Bank.
Non Executive CharimanEstate & General.

Education:

LLM in Master of Law, Chinese and Maritime Law, London School of Economics
BSocSc in Psychology, Cape Town University
BProc in Law, University of South Africa

Shareholdings: No shares or options in the Company.

Lord St John’s position is independent in relation to the company and its major owners.