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DEF 14C
APOLLO EDUCATION GROUP INC filed this Form DEF 14C on 12/27/2013
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OUR DIRECTORS
Set forth below are the names, ages and business experience of the directors of Apollo Education Group as of December 13, 2013. All of the incumbent directors are nominees for re-election at the Annual Meeting of Class B Shareholders. The Nominating and Governance Committee, consisting solely of independent directors as determined under the rules of the NASDAQ Listing Rules, has recommended all of the nominees for election by the holders of Class B Common Stock. The nominees will be elected if approved by a plurality of the votes cast by the holders of outstanding Class B Common Stock. The holders of Class B Common Stock are entitled to cumulate their votes in the election of directors, meaning that each holder can cast, on an aggregate basis, that number of votes equal to the number of nominees multiplied by the number of shares held. Because there are only two beneficial owners of Class B Common Stock, there will be no broker non-votes. If elected, the nominees will serve as directors until the next annual meeting of our holders of Class B Common Stock in 2015 and until their successors are elected and qualified. As of the date of this Information Statement, the Board of Directors is not aware of any nominee who is unable or who will decline to serve as a director, if elected.
Peter V. Sperling, age 54
See Mr. Sperling’s biographical information below under “Our Executive Officers.”
Mr. Sperling has been with Apollo Education Group since 1983 and brings his wide-ranging knowledge of Apollo Education Group to the Board.
Terri C. Bishop, age 60
See Ms. Bishop’s biographical information below under “Our Executive Officers.”
Ms. Bishop was appointed by the Board to serve as Vice Chair of the Board effective December 31, 2012, and has been involved with Apollo Education Group since 1982, serving in many capacities, including Executive Vice President, External Affairs, Chief Communications Officer and Senior Vice President of Public Affairs. Her deep knowledge of and diverse experience at Apollo Education Group bring valuable institutional expertise to the Board.
Gregory W. Cappelli, age 46
See Mr. Cappelli’s biographical information below under “Our Executive Officers.”
As the Chief Executive Officer of Apollo Education Group and Chairman of Apollo Global, Mr. Cappelli brings to the Board the senior leadership perspective of Apollo Education Group, as well as his extensive knowledge of the proprietary education sector.
Matthew Carter, Jr., age 53
Matthew Carter, Jr. has been a director of Apollo Education Group since December 2012 and is a member of the Audit and Finance Committees. Since 2010, Mr. Carter has been President of Sprint Corporation’s Enterprise Solutions business unit, which provides platform solutions serving a broad range of industries and customers in over 165 countries. Prior to his current role, Mr. Carter served as president of Boost Mobile, part of Sprint’s prepaid group from 2008 to 2010. Previously, he served as senior vice president of Base Management at Sprint from 2006 to 2008. Prior to joining Sprint, Mr. Carter served in senior marketing roles at PNC Financial Services Group, Inc., Leap Wireless International, Inc., Royal Bank of Canada and BellSouth Corporation. Mr. Carter also serves on the Board of Directors of USG Corporation. Mr. Carter holds a Bachelor’s Degree from Northwestern University and a Master of Business Administration from Harvard Business School.
Mr. Carter’s experience at Sprint, including his current role as President of Sprint Corporation’s Enterprise Solutions, provides the Board with management, operations, senior leadership, telecommunications and international business expertise, and his prior experience brings marketing expertise to the Board.
Richard H. Dozer, age 56
Richard H. Dozer became a member of the Board of Directors of the Company in December 2011. He is a member of the Audit and Finance Committees. Mr. Dozer served as Chairman of GenSpring Family Office - Phoenix from May 2008 to January 2013. Prior to this role, Mr. Dozer served as principal of CDK Partners, a real estate development and investment company, from 2006 until 2008. Mr. Dozer served as President of the Arizona Diamondbacks, a Major League Baseball franchise, from its inception in 1995 until 2006, Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of the Phoenix Suns, a National Basketball Association franchise, from 1987 until 1995, and President of the U.S. Airways Center from 1989 to 1995. Early in his career, he was an audit manager with Arthur Andersen, LLP. Mr. Dozer currently serves on the boards of directors of two other publicly traded companies: Swift Corporation and Viad Corporation. Mr. Dozer is Chairman of the Audit Committee and a member of the Nominating and Governance and Compensation Committees of Swift Corporation, and a member of the Audit and chairs the Human Resources Committees of Viad Corporation, as well as serves as the lead director. Mr. Dozer also serves on the boards of directors of Blue Cross Blue Shield of Arizona, where he serves as Chairman of the Finance Committee and a member of the Executive, Audit and Human Resources Committees, and Meridian Bank, where he serves as Chairman of the Governance and Nominating Committee and as

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