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Biographical Information of Executive Officers, Directors and Key Employees

Liore Alroy has served as Deputy Chairman of the Company since October 28, 2011.  Mr. Alroy served as an Executive Vice President of the Company from December 2007 to October 2011.

Mr. Alroy has served as the Chief Executive Officer, President and Co-Chairman of IDT Telecom from April 2008 until October 2011. Since October 2004, he has served as the Chief Executive Officer and a Director of Net2Phone, which was an affiliate of the Company that was fully acquired by the Company in March 2006.

Mr. Alroy joined the Company in 2001 and has since served in various capacities with the Company and its affiliates, including as a Senior Vice President for Strategic Initiatives. He is a graduate of Cornell University and Columbia University Law School.

Lawrence E. Bathgate, II has been a director of the Company since December 2009. Mr. Bathgate co-founded and has been a partner at the law firm Bathgate, Wegener & Wolf, P.C. in Lakewood, NJ since 1970. Mr. Bathgate has been recognized as one of the 100 most influential lawyers in America by the National Law Journal.

Mr. Bathgate served as Parliamentarian of the New Jersey General Assembly from 1969 through 1970, with the distinction of being the youngest person ever to hold that position. Mr. Bathgate currently serves on the Board of M.D. Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, Texas and as a Council Member of The Woodrow Wilson Center in Washington, DC. Mr. Bathgate is a member of the Executive Committee and the Board of Directors of the New Jersey Performing Arts Center. He is a member of the Board of Trustees of Liberty Science Center (Jersey City) and is a member of the Board of Trustees of the Newark Boys & Girls Clubs and of the Board of Directors of the Ocean County College Foundation.

Mr. Bathgate also served as Republican National Finance Chairman from the end of 1987 until September 1992. In the past, Mr. Bathgate has served as a member of the Board of Directors of Allaire State Bank (then Community National Bank, and now Bank of New York) and served as a member of the Board of Directors of Atlantic State Bank (now TD Bank North). Mr. Bathgate was also a member of the Board of Directors of Carson, Inc. (NYSE) and has served on the boards of several private companies. Mr. Bathgate received a J.D. from Rutgers University School of Law in 1964 and a B.S. in Economics from Villanova University in 1961. Mr. Bathgate also received an Honorary Doctor of Laws Degree from Monmouth College.

Eric F. Cosentino has been a director of the Company since February 2007. Rev. Cosentino has been a director of Zedge Holdings, Inc., a subsidiary of the Company, since September 2008 and a member of the National Association of Corporate Directors since March 2009. Rev. Cosentino served on IDT Entertainment’s Board of Directors until it was sold to Liberty Media in 2006. Rev. Cosentino has been the Rector of the Episcopal Church of the Divine Love in Montrose, New York, since 1987. He began his ordained ministry in 1984 as curate (assistant) at St. Elizabeth’s Episcopal Church in Ridgewood, Bergen County, New Jersey.

He has also served on the Board of Directors of the Evangelical Fellowship Anglican Communion of New York. Rev. Cosentino has published articles and book reviews for The Episcopal New Yorker, Care & Community, and Evangelical Journal. Rev. Cosentino received a B.A. from Queens College and a M.Div. from General Theological Seminary, New York.

Marcelo Fischer has served as the Company’s Senior Vice President -Finance and principal financial officer since October 31, 2011 and as Chief Financial Officer of IDT Telecom since June 2007.  Mr. Fischer has also served as Senior Vice President of Finance from March 2007 to June 2007. Mr. Fischer served as the Company’s Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer from June 2006 to March 2007, as the Company’s Controller from May 2001 until June 2006 and as Chief Accounting Officer from December 2001 until June 2006.

Prior to joining the Company, Mr. Fischer was the Corporate Controller of Viatel, Inc. from 1999 until 2001. From 1998 through 1999, Mr. Fischer was the Controller of the Consumer International Division of Revlon, Inc. From 1991 through 1998, Mr. Fischer held various accounting and finance positions at Colgate-Palmolive Corporation. Mr. Fischer, a Certified Public Accountant, received an M.B.A. from the New York University Stern School of Business and a B.A. from the University of Maryland.

Ira A. Greenstein has served as Counsel to the Chairman of the Company since December 2011. Mr. Greenstein joined the Company in January 2000 and served as Counsel to the Chairman until July 2001. From August 2001 to December 2011, Mr. Greenstein served as the President of the Company.

He also was a Director from December 2003 until December 2006. Prior to joining the Company, Mr. Greenstein was a partner in the law firm of Morrison & Foerster LLP from February 1997 to November 1999, where he served as the Chairman of that firm’s New York Office’s Business Department. Concurrently, Mr. Greenstein was General Counsel and Secretary of Net2Phone from January 1999 to November 1999.

Prior to 1997, Mr. Greenstein was an associate in the New York and Toronto offices of the law firm Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP. Mr. Greenstein also served on the Securities Advisory Committee and as secondment counsel to the Ontario Securities Commission. Mr. Greenstein serves on the Boards of Directors of Document Security Systems, Inc. (AMEX:DSS), Ohr Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (OTC:OHRP.OB), NanoVibronix, Inc. and Regal Bank of New Jersey.

Mr. Greenstein received a B.S. from Cornell University and a J.D. from Columbia University Law School.

Howard S. Jonas founded IDT in August 1990, and has served as Chairman of the Board of Directors since its inception. Mr. Jonas has served as Chief Executive Officer of the Company since October 2009 and from December 1991 until July 2001. Mr. Jonas served as President of the Company from December 1991 through September 1996, and as Treasurer of the Company from inception through 2002.

Mr. Jonas has served as the Chairman of the Board of CTM Media Holdings, Inc., a former subsidiary of the Company that was spun off in September 2009. Mr. Jonas has served as the Co-Vice Chairman of Genie Energy International Corporation since August 2009 and as the Chairman of the Board of Genie Energy Ltd. since January 2011. 

Mr. Jonas has also served as the Vice Chairman of the board of directors of IDT Telecom from December 1999 to April 2008, as Co-Chairman since April 2008, and as a director of IDT Capital since September 2004. Mr. Jonas served as Co-Chairman of the board of directors of IDT Entertainment from November 2004 until August 2006. From  August 2006 until August 2011, Mr. Jonas served as a director of Starz Media Holdings, LLC, Starz Media, LLC and Starz Foreign Holdings, LLC, each of which is a subsidiary of Liberty Media Corporation.

In addition, Mr. Jonas has been a director of IDT Energy since June 2007 and a director of American Shale Oil Corporation since January 2008. Mr. Jonas is also the founder and has been President of Jonas Media Group (formerly Jonas Publishing) since its inception in 1979. Mr. Jonas was the Chairman of the board of directors of Net2Phone from October 2001 to October 2004, the Vice Chairman of the board of directors of Net2Phone from October 2004 to June 2006, and has served as the Chairman of Net2Phone since June 2006.

Mr. Jonas received a B.A. in Economics from Harvard University.

Samuel (Shmuel) Jonas has served as Chief Operating Officer of the Company since June 2010. Mr. Jonas joined the Company in June 2008 and served as a Vice President until June 2009 when he was elected to serve as the Company’s Vice President of Operations.

From 2004 to the present, Mr. Jonas has been the managing member of Arlington Suites, LLC, manager of a thirty million dollar mixed-use ground up development project in the Bronx, New York. From 2006 through 2008, Mr. Jonas was a partner in a 160‑unit garden apartment complex in Memphis, Tennessee. Between 2004 and 2005, Mr. Jonas owned and operated various businesses in the food industry, including BID Distribution, a distributor and marketer of frozen desserts to grocery stores and food service operations.

From 2001 to 2005, Mr. Jonas owned and operated Dowry, Inc., a food service and off-premises catering company.

Joyce J. Mason has served as an Executive Vice President of the Company since December 1998 and as General Counsel and Corporate Secretary of the Company since its inception. Ms. Mason also served as a director of the Company since its inception until December 2006.

In addition, Ms. Mason is currently a director of Zedge Holdings, Inc., a subsidiary of the Company, and she also served as a director of IDT Telecom from December 1999 until May 2001 and as a director of Net2Phone from October 2001 until October 2004.

Prior to joining the Company, Ms. Mason had been in private legal practice. Ms. Mason received a B.A. from the City University of New York and a J.D. from New York Law School.

Bill Pereira has served as a member of the Company’s Board of Directors and the Chief Executive Officer, President and Co-Chairman of IDT Telecom since October 31, 2011.  Mr. Pereira served as Chief Financial Officer of the Company from January 2009 until October 2011, and served as the Treasurer from January 2009 to December 2010.

Previously, he served as Executive Vice President of Finance for the Company from January 2008 to January 2009. Mr. Pereira initially joined the Company in December 2001 when the Company bought Horizon Global Trading, a financial software firm where he was a managing partner. In February 2002, Mr. Pereira joined Winstar Communications, a subsidiary of the Company, as a Senior Vice President of Finance. Mr. Pereira was promoted to CFO of Winstar Communications, a position he held until 2006 when he was named a Senior Vice President of the Company responsible for financial reporting, budgeting and planning.

Prior to joining the Company, Mr. Pereira worked for a number of companies in the financial sector, including Prudential Financial, SBC Warburg and UBS. Mr. Pereira received an M.B.A. from the New York University Stern School of Business and a B.S. from Rutgers University.

Judah Schorr has been a director of the Company since December 2006. Mr. Schorr founded Judah Schorr MD PC in 1994, an anesthesia provider to hospitals, ambulatory surgery centers and medical offices, and has been its President and owner since its inception, as well as the President of its subsidiary, Tutto Anesthesia.

Dr. Schorr is the Director of Anesthesia Services at Bergen Regional Medical Center, the largest hospital in the state of New Jersey, and the Managing Partner of Chavrusa Realty Corp., a commercial real-estate company in Long Island, New York.

Dr. Schorr received his B.S. in Psychology from Brooklyn College and his M.D. from the University of Trieste Faculty of Medicine and Surgery in Italy.

Mitch Silberman has served as the Company’s Chief Accounting Officer and Controller since June 2006. Mr. Silberman joined the Company in October 2002 as Director of Financial Reporting until his promotion to Assistant Controller, in October 2003.

Prior to joining the Company, Mr. Silberman was a senior manager at KPMG LLP, where he served in the firm’s Biotechnology and Pharmaceutical practice. Prior to KPMG, Mr. Silberman worked for Grant Thornton LLP, serving in the firm’s Telecommunications, Service and Technology practice.

Mr. Silberman, a Certified Public Accountant, received a Bachelor of Science in Accounting from Brooklyn College.

 
 
 
 
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