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Executive Management

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James Bidzos is president and chief executive officer of Verisign. He also serves as chairman of the board of directors and has been executive chairman since August 2009.

As the founder of Verisign, Bidzos is an Internet and security industry pioneer whose accomplishments include building RSA Security into the early standard-bearer for authentication and encryption, and launching Verisign as a company in 1995 to develop the digital certificate infrastructure for Internet commerce.

Before returning to the president and chief executive role in August 2011, Bidzos served as Verisign's first president and CEO and also served as Verisign's chairman of the board of directors from April 1995 until December 2001, as vice chairman from December 2001 to July 2007, and as interim CEO from July 2008 to August 2009. Bidzos served as president and CEO of RSA Security from 1986 to February 1999, and then served as RSA's vice chairman from 1999 to May 2002.

Bidzos was named one of Time Magazine's "Digital 50," and is in CRN's Computer Industry Hall of Fame.
Recent Stock Transactions by D. James Bidzos
Date Type Shares Traded Price Range
Feb 26, 2014 Disposition (Non Open Market) 6,657 55.03
Feb 21, 2014 Disposition (Non Open Market) 10,932 54.99
Feb 21, 2014 Acquisition (Non Open Market) 18,090 n/a
Feb 19, 2014 Acquisition (Non Open Market) 45,257 n/a
Feb 28, 2013 Acquisition (Non Open Market) 29,631 n/a
Feb 28, 2013 Disposition (Non Open Market) 2,522 45.81
Feb 26, 2013 Acquisition (Non Open Market) 55,828 n/a
Feb 21, 2013 Disposition (Non Open Market) 5,003 45.30
Aug 1, 2012 Disposition (Non Open Market) 15,229 45.00
May 1, 2012 Disposition (Non Open Market) 15,229 41.37
Feb 21, 2012 Acquisition (Non Open Market) 60,300 n/a
Feb 1, 2012 Disposition (Non Open Market) 12,021 37.46
Nov 1, 2011 Disposition (Non Open Market) 15,230 31.62
Aug 17, 2011 Disposition (Non Open Market) 7,140 30.55
Aug 1, 2011 Acquisition (Non Open Market) 130,505 n/a
Jul 26, 2011 Disposition (Non Open Market) 4,722 33.78
May 18, 2011 Acquisition (Non Open Market) 1,678 n/a
May 18, 2011 Acquisition (Non Open Market) 983 n/a
May 17, 2011 Disposition (Non Open Market) 6,222 35.80
Apr 26, 2011 Disposition (Non Open Market) 3,455 37.03
Feb 17, 2011 Disposition (Non Open Market) 4,889 36.89
Jan 26, 2011 Disposition (Non Open Market) 3,591 32.96
Dec 28, 2010 Acquisition (Non Open Market) 5,698 n/a
Nov 18, 2010 Option Execute 23,048 25.99 - 29.63
Nov 17, 2010 Disposition (Non Open Market) 4,481 34.39
Oct 26, 2010 Disposition (Non Open Market) 3,167 33.26
Aug 30, 2010 Option Execute 17,600 17.94
Aug 17, 2010 Disposition (Non Open Market) 4,481 29.24
Jul 26, 2010 Acquisition (Non Open Market) 34,542 n/a
May 27, 2010 Option Execute 18,750 6.70 - 16.90
May 17, 2010 Disposition (Non Open Market) 4,481 26.84
Feb 17, 2010 Disposition (Non Open Market) 4,622 24.12
Nov 17, 2009 Disposition (Non Open Market) 5,703 22.86
Aug 17, 2009 Acquisition (Non Open Market) 97,751 n/a
Aug 4, 2009 Disposition (Non Open Market) 14,172 20.54
May 4, 2009 Disposition (Non Open Market) 11,074 21.83
Feb 4, 2009 Disposition (Non Open Market) 11,083 19.51
Nov 4, 2008 Disposition (Non Open Market) 11,074 22.33
Aug 7, 2008 Disposition (Non Open Market) 471 29.57
Aug 4, 2008 Acquisition (Non Open Market) 123,915 n/a
Aug 1, 2008 Disposition (Non Open Market) 651 32.02
Aug 1, 2007 Option Execute 1,525 n/a
Aug 24, 2005 Option Execute 48,750 5.25 - 16.90
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As senior vice president, general counsel and secretary, Rick Goshorn is the executive officer responsible for Verisign's legal affairs and for providing legal and business counsel to the executive chairman and chief executive officer, the executive leadership team and the board of directors. Goshorn leads Verisign's global law department, is Verisign's compliance officer under its code of conduct and serves as secretary to the board. Goshorn joined Verisign in June 2007.

Goshorn previously served as general counsel of international law firm Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP, from October 2004 to May 2007. From 2002 to 2003, Goshorn was corporate vice president, general counsel and secretary of Acterna Corporation, a public communications test equipment company. From 1991 to 2001, Goshorn held a variety of senior executive legal positions in London, Brussels, Singapore and Washington with Cable and Wireless PLC, a British telecommunications company, including the position of senior vice president and general counsel, Cable & Wireless Global. Prior to his tenure at Cable and Wireless PLC, Goshorn was a senior attorney at Fort Howard Corporation, a paper and plastics manufacturing company.

In addition to his corporate positions, Goshorn spent six years in private practice, first with Frost Brown Todd LLC in Cincinnati, Ohio, and later with Gottesman Jones and Partners in London.

Goshorn holds a bachelor's degree in economics from The College of Wooster and a J.D. degree from Duke University's School of Law.
Recent Stock Transactions by Richard H. Goshorn
Date Type Shares Traded Price Range
Mar 5, 2014 Sell 7,832 56.01
Feb 26, 2014 Disposition (Non Open Market) 1,522 55.03
Feb 22, 2014 Disposition (Non Open Market) 3,888 54.99
Feb 21, 2014 Disposition (Non Open Market) 1,993 54.99
Feb 21, 2014 Acquisition (Non Open Market) 3,750 n/a
Feb 19, 2014 Acquisition (Non Open Market) 11,766 n/a
Nov 4, 2013 Sell 41,563 54.25
Nov 4, 2013 Option Execute 41,563 18.64 - 32.28
Aug 6, 2013 Sell 6,581 48.54
May 22, 2013 Sell 8,620 48.27
May 18, 2013 Disposition (Non Open Market) 2,375 48.67
Feb 28, 2013 Acquisition (Non Open Market) 6,142 n/a
Feb 28, 2013 Disposition (Non Open Market) 732 45.81
Feb 26, 2013 Acquisition (Non Open Market) 13,398 n/a
Feb 23, 2013 Disposition (Non Open Market) 1,815 45.80
Feb 22, 2013 Disposition (Non Open Market) 4,250 45.80
Feb 21, 2013 Disposition (Non Open Market) 1,034 45.30
Jan 21, 2013 Disposition (Non Open Market) 3,139 39.55
Aug 4, 2012 Disposition (Non Open Market) 988 45.65
Jul 31, 2012 Sell 20,821 45.18
Jul 31, 2012 Option Execute 19,328 18.64 - 29.63
Feb 24, 2012 Sell 6,844 38.15
Feb 24, 2012 Acquisition (Non Open Market) 13,952 n/a
Feb 24, 2012 Disposition (Non Open Market) 1,123 37.64
Feb 23, 2012 Disposition (Non Open Market) 1,225 37.97
Feb 22, 2012 Disposition (Non Open Market) 2,660 37.45
Feb 21, 2012 Acquisition (Non Open Market) 12,500 n/a
Feb 19, 2012 Disposition (Non Open Market) 1,256 37.18
Feb 15, 2012 Sell 20,324 37.06 - 37.23
Feb 15, 2012 Option Execute 15,375 18.64 - 24.32
Aug 7, 2011 Disposition (Non Open Market) 5,531 28.93
Aug 4, 2011 Disposition (Non Open Market) 988 29.27
Jun 15, 2011 Disposition (Non Open Market) 1,853 32.98
May 25, 2011 Sell 137,564 36.03 - 36.07
May 25, 2011 Option Execute 134,983 18.64 - 29.63
May 18, 2011 Disposition (Non Open Market) 3,555 37.29
May 18, 2011 Acquisition (Non Open Market) 20,919 n/a
Feb 23, 2011 Disposition (Non Open Market) 1,140 35.12
Feb 22, 2011 Disposition (Non Open Market) 1,448 35.10
Feb 22, 2011 Acquisition (Non Open Market) 12,800 n/a
Feb 19, 2011 Disposition (Non Open Market) 1,170 36.74
Feb 2, 2011 Sell 4,692 34.20
Jan 21, 2011 Acquisition (Non Open Market) 19,803 n/a
Jan 21, 2011 Disposition (Non Open Market) 3,769 32.21
Dec 28, 2010 Acquisition (Non Open Market) 4,723 n/a
Nov 2, 2010 Sell 10,791 34.30
Nov 2, 2010 Option Execute 12,188 18.64
Aug 17, 2010 Sell 2,462 29.32
Aug 4, 2010 Disposition (Non Open Market) 644 29.67
Jun 15, 2010 Disposition (Non Open Market) 1,207 29.25
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As senior vice president and general manager of naming services at Verisign, Patrick Kane is responsible for the management, policy and operations of all Top Level Domains operated by Verisign under contract with the ICANN. These include .com, .net, .gov, .name, and .jobs, as well as supporting tools and services created to support Verisign's channel partners. Kane has been instrumental in the development and deployment of Internationalized Domain Names (IDNs) at Verisign and is a member of the Presidential Advisory Board of ICANN for IDNs. Kane joined Verisign in 1999.

Previously, Kane was a senior principal with American Management Systems (AMS) for three years, where he deployed tax fraud identification systems for state and local governments. Prior to AMS, Kane spent 15 years with Electronic Data Systems (EDS) as an account manager, systems engineering manager and systems engineer, where he managed outsourced information technology engagements in the oil, chemical and healthcare services industries, as well as federal, state and local governments.

Kane holds a Bachelor of Science in architectural engineering from the University of Texas at Austin.

Recent Stock Transactions by Patrick Kane
Date Type Shares Traded Price Range
Feb 19, 2014 Acquisition (Non Open Market) 9,051 n/a
Jan 10, 2014 Disposition (Non Open Market) 969 61.46
May 18, 2013 Disposition (Non Open Market) 269 48.67
Feb 28, 2013 Acquisition (Non Open Market) 4,914 n/a
Feb 28, 2013 Disposition (Non Open Market) 406 45.81
Feb 26, 2013 Acquisition (Non Open Market) 11,165 n/a
Feb 23, 2013 Disposition (Non Open Market) 332 45.80
Feb 22, 2013 Disposition (Non Open Market) 2,971 45.80
Feb 21, 2013 Disposition (Non Open Market) 827 45.30
Jan 21, 2013 Disposition (Non Open Market) 459 39.55
Jan 10, 2013 Disposition (Non Open Market) 1,106 38.87
Oct 15, 2012 Disposition (Non Open Market) 282 48.26
Aug 4, 2012 Disposition (Non Open Market) 277 45.65
Feb 24, 2012 Acquisition (Non Open Market) 10,900 n/a
Feb 24, 2012 Disposition (Non Open Market) 877 37.64
Feb 23, 2012 Disposition (Non Open Market) 323 37.97
Feb 22, 2012 Disposition (Non Open Market) 2,014 37.45
Feb 21, 2012 Acquisition (Non Open Market) 10,000 n/a
Jan 10, 2012 Disposition (Non Open Market) 976 35.72
Dec 14, 2011 Disposition (Non Open Market) 290 33.24
Oct 15, 2011 Disposition (Non Open Market) 282 30.48
Aug 7, 2011 Disposition (Non Open Market) 227 28.93
Aug 4, 2011 Disposition (Non Open Market) 277 29.27
May 18, 2011 Disposition (Non Open Market) 693 37.29
May 18, 2011 Acquisition (Non Open Market) 5,774 n/a
Feb 23, 2011 Statement of Ownership 0 n/a
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As senior vice president and chief financial officer (CFO) for Verisign, George Kilguss III is responsible for all financial functions including accounting, audit, treasury, corporate finance and investor relations. He also leads all human resources activities. His career spans more than 25 years of varied experience in financial management, business leadership and corporate strategy.

Before being named to his current position in May 2012, Kilguss served as senior vice president and CFO for Internap Network Services Corporation, an IT infrastructure services company. Prior to that, he was CFO for Towerstream Corporation, a wireless Internet provider, and Stratos Global Corporation, a mobile satellite service company.

Kilguss also held senior level positions in both investment and commercial banking companies including Riparian Partners, Fleet Associates and Bank of Boston Corporation.

Kilguss earned a Master of Business Administration from the University of Chicago and a Bachelor of Science in economics and finance from The University of Hartford.

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