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About Ryman Hospitality Properties, Inc.

Ryman Hospitality Properties, Inc. (NYSE: RHP) is a leading lodging and hospitality real estate investment trust that specializes in upscale convention center resorts and entertainment experiences. The Company’s holdings include Gaylord Opryland Resort & Convention Center; Gaylord Palms Resort & Convention Center; Gaylord Texan Resort & Convention Center; Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center; and Gaylord Rockies Resort & Convention Center, five of the top seven largest non-gaming convention center hotels in the United States based on total indoor meeting space. The Company also owns the JW Marriott San Antonio Hill Country Resort & Spa as well as two ancillary hotels adjacent to our Gaylord Hotels properties. The Company’s hotel portfolio is managed by Marriott International and includes a combined total of 11,414 rooms as well as more than 3 million square feet of total indoor and outdoor meeting space in top convention and leisure destinations across the country. RHP also owns a 70% controlling ownership interest in Opry Entertainment Group (OEG), which is composed of entities owning a growing collection of iconic and emerging country music brands, including the Grand Ole Opry, Ryman Auditorium, WSM 650 AM, Ole Red, Category 10, Nashville-area attractions, and Block 21, a mixed-use entertainment, lodging, office and retail complex, including the W Austin Hotel and the ACL Live at the Moody Theater, located in downtown Austin, Texas. RHP operates OEG as its Entertainment segment in a taxable REIT subsidiary, and its results are consolidated in the Company’s financial results.

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Our Management Team

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Colin V. Reed

Executive Chairman of the Board of Directors

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Mark Fioravanti

President & Chief Executive Officer

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Patrick Chaffin

Executive Vice President & Chief Operating Officer

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Jennifer Hutcheson

Executive Vice President & Chief Financial Officer

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Scott Lynn

Executive Vice President, General Counsel & Secretary

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Patrick Moore

Chief Executive Officer, Opry Entertainment Group

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Board of Directors

Rachna Bhasin

Founder and CEO, EQ Partners

Founder/Chief Executive Officer, EQ Partners, a private consulting firm, since January 2019. Ms. Bhasin has served as an independent director of media company Shutterstock, Inc. since August 2019 and as an independent director of PropertyGuru Group Limited, a Singapore-based property technology company, since August 2021. From October 2015 to January 2019, Ms. Bhasin served as Chief Business Officer of Magic Leap, Inc., a digital technology company. Prior to such time, Ms. Bhasin was Senior Vice-President of Corporate Strategy and Business Development at media company SiriusXM Radio, a position she had held since 2010. From 2007 until 2010 Ms. Bhasin was General Manager, Strategic Partnerships and Personalization at technology company Dell, Inc., and from 2004 to 2007 she served as Vice President of Business Development at the media company EMI Music, North America.

Alvin Bowles

Vice President, Global Business Group-Americas, Meta Platforms, Inc., (formerly Facebook, Inc.)

Vice-President, Global Business Group – Americas, technology company Meta Platforms, Inc. (formerly known as Facebook, Inc.), since May 2023; Global Vice-President, Partnerships & Business Engineering, Meta, January 2022 to May 2023; Vice-President, Global Marketing Solutions, Meta, January 2020 to January 2022; Head of Global Publisher Sales and Operations, Facebook, October 2015 to January 2020; CEO of media company GrabMedia, March 2011 to September 2015; SVP, Integrated Marketing & Brand Solutions, of media company BET, April 2007 to December 2010; Vice President Sales, Publisher, AOL Black Voices, of media and technology company AOL, April 2005 to April 2007; Vice President, Global Media Group, of entertainment company Time Warner Inc., January 2004 to April 2005.

Mark Fioravanti

President & Chief Executive Officer, Ryman Hospitality Properties

Our President & Chief Executive Officer since January 2023; our President from March 2022 through December 2022; our President and Chief Financial Officer from March 2015 to March 2022; our Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, June 2009 to March 2015; our Senior Vice President of Finance and Treasurer, June 2007 to March 2015; our Executive Vice President and President of our ResortQuest International subsidiary from March 2004 to June 2007; our Senior Vice President of Marketing, August 2002 to March 2004. Prior to joining us, Mr. Fioravanti served in a variety of roles with gaming company Harrah’s Entertainment, Inc.

William E. Haslam

Private Investor, Former Governor of Tennessee

Private Investor, since 2019. From 2011 to 2019, Mr. Haslam served as Governor of the State of Tennessee. From 2003 until 2011, Mr. Haslam served as the Mayor of Knoxville, Tennessee. From 1999 until 2011, Mr. Haslam served as Chief Executive Officer of the e-commerce and catalog division of retailer Saks Fifth Avenue. From 1980 until 1999 Mr. Haslam served in a variety of roles with travel center operator Pilot Corporation, eventually serving as President.

Erin Mulligan Helgren

Chief Executive Officer, OfficeSpace Software Inc., Ryman Hospitality Properties

Chief Executive Officer of OfficeSpace Software Inc., a privately-held enterprise software company, since April 2023. From November  2021 through December 2022, Ms. Helgren served as CEO and as a director of Bonterra, a public benefit corporation operating a social good software platform. Ms. Helgren served as CEO and as a director of information technology company Social Solutions LLC from April 2020 to November 2021. From September 2017 to March 2020, Ms. Helgren served as CEO of Calytera, an information technology company. Ms. Helgren previously spent 11 years at information technology company Dell, Inc., serving as (among other roles) Dell’s Global Chief Marketing Officer. Ms. Helgren also previously served as Chief Marketing Officer for solar company SunPower Corporation and technology company Bazaarvoice, Inc.

Fazal F. Merchant

Former Co-Chief Executive Officer, Tanium

Senior Advisor, investment company Sixth Street Partners, since May 2021; and Director of asset management firm Ariel Investments, LLC, since March 2021. Previously, Mr. Merchant served as Co-Chief Executive Officer of Tanium, a privately-held endpoint security and systems management company, from June 2019 to September 2020; Chief Operating Officer and Chief Financial Officer of Tanium, May 2017 to June 2019; Consultant to WndrCo, a new media and technology company, December 2016 to May 2017; Chief Financial Officer, media company DreamWorks Animation SKG, September 2014 to September 2016; Chief Financial Officer, media company DirecTV Latin America, December 2013 to September 2014; SVP, Treasurer & Corporate Development, media and technology company DirecTV, July 2012 to April 2014; Managing Director, Head of Global Industrials Group, Americas, financial services company Royal Bank of Scotland, January 2011 to July 2012.

Christine Pantoya

Chief Operating Officer, Kiswe

Chief Operating Officer,Chief Financial Officer and board member, technology company Kiswe Mobile Inc., since July 2023; Chief Commercial Officer and Head of Strategy, FANchise, an integrative fan-controlled sports league, from July 2020 to July 2023. Ms. Pantoya served as Non-Executive Partner, Delta Partners Group, an investment and advisory firm, from June 2019 to July 2023. Ms. Pantoya has also served as a senior advisor to multiple early-stage companies since January 2019. From November 2020 until June 2022 Ms. Pantoya served as Chief Financial Officer of Omnichannel Acquisition Corp., a consumer-technology focused SPAC. From January 2015 to October 2018, Ms. Pantoya served as SVP & Head of Mobile & Direct-to-Consumer for the National Basketball Association, a professional sports league. From April 2012 to January 2015, Ms. Pantoya served as VP of Corporate Development and Strategy for telecommunications company Verizon Communications. Prior to such time, Ms. Pantoya served in a variety of roles for telecommunications companies Cox Communications, Enhanced Wireless, Clearwire and Sprint Nextel.

Robert S. Prather, Jr.

President and CEO, Heartland Media, LLC and President and CEO of Allen Media Broadcasting

President and Chief Executive Officer, Heartland Media, LLC, a television broadcasting company, since June 2013; Chief Executive Officer, Heartland Media Acquisition Corp., a media focused SPAC, March 2021 to August 2023; President and Chief Executive Officer, Allen Media Broadcasting, a television broadcasting company, February 2020 to June 2023; President and Chief Operating Officer, Gray Television, Inc., a television broadcasting company, September 2002 to June 2013; Executive Vice President, Gray Television, Inc., 1996 to September 2002; Chief Executive Officer, Bull Run Corporation (now Southern Community Newspapers, Inc.), a media and publishing company, 1992 to December 2005.

Colin V. Reed

Executive Chairman of the Board of Directors, Ryman Hospitality Properties

Executive Chairman of our Board since January 2023; our Chief Executive Officer from April 2001 through December 2022; Chairman of our Board from May 2005 through December 2022; our President from November 2012 to March 2015 and from April 2001 to November 2008; Member, three-executive Office of the President, gaming company Harrah’s Entertainment, Inc., May 1999 to April 2001; Chief Financial Officer, Harrah’s Entertainment, Inc., April 1997 to April 2001. Mr. Reed previously served in a variety of other management positions with Harrah’s Entertainment, Inc. and its predecessor, hotel operator Holiday Corp., from 1977 to April 1997.

Michael I. Roth

Retired Chairman and CEO, The Interpublic Group of Companies, Inc.

Executive Chairman (from January 2021 to December 2021), The Interpublic Group of Companies, a global marketing services company; Chairman (from July 2004 to December 2020) and Chief Executive Officer (from January 2005 to December 2020), The Interpublic Group of Companies; Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer, The MONY Group Inc. (and its predecessor entities), a financial services company, 1997 to 2004.

Mr. Roth served as a Director Emeritus of the Company from May 2021 until February 2022, when he rejoined our Board of Directors.