PRPC

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CC Neuberger Principal Holdings III

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SPAC Team

Leadership

Chinh E. Chu, 54, has been our Chief Executive Officer and Director since August 2020. Mr. Chu has over 25 years of investment and acquisition experience. Since January 2020, Mr. Chu has been the Chief Executive Officer and Director of CCN I (NYSE: PCPL), a blank check company co-founded by CC Capital and formed for substantially similar purposes as our company, which has not yet announced or completed its initial business combination. CCN I sold 41.4 million units in its initial public offering, generating gross proceeds of $414.0 million. On October 14, 2020, CCN I announced that it had entered into a definitive agreement with E2open, a network-based provider of 100% cloud-based, end-to-end supply chain management software, to combine. The transaction is expected to close in the first quarter of 2021, subject to the satisfaction of customary closing conditions, including the approval of the shareholders of CCN I. Upon the closing of the transaction, it is expected that E2open will trade under the ticker symbol ETWO on the NYSE. Since May 2020, Mr. Chu has been the Chief Executive Officer and Director of CCN II (NYSE: PRPB), a blank check company co-founded by CC Capital and formed for substantially similar purposes as our company, which has not yet announced or completed its initial business combination. CCN II sold 82.8 million units in its initial public offering, generating gross proceeds of $828.0 million. Since June 2018, Mr. Chu has been the Vice Chairman of Collier Creek (NYSE: CCH), a blank check company co-founded by him and formed for substantially similar purposes as our company. Collier Creek sold 44.0 million units in its initial public offering, generating gross proceeds of $440.0 million. On August 28, 2020, Collier Creek consummated the acquisition of Utz Brands Holdings, LLC, the parent of Utz Quality Foods, LLC, a leading manufacturer of branded salty snacks, to form Utz Brands (NYSE: UTZ). In 2016, Mr. Chu co-founded CF Corporation for substantially similar purposes as our company. CF Corporation sold 69.0 million units in its initial public offering, generating gross proceeds of $690.0 million. On November 30, 2017, CF Corporation consummated the acquisition of Fidelity & Guaranty Life, a provider of annuities and life insurance products, for approximately $1.835 billion plus the assumption of $405 million of existing debt, and related transactions. In connection with the FGL business combination, the name of the company was changed from “CF Corporation” to “FGL Holdings” ​(NYSE: FG). Mr. Chu served as Co-Executive Chairman of FGL Holdings. Mr. Chu is also the Founder and the Senior Managing Partner of CC Capital, a private investment firm which he founded in November 2015. As Senior Managing Director of CC Capital, Mr. Chu led the effort to take Dun & Bradstreet private in a $7.2 billion deal that closed in February 2019. Before founding CC Capital, Mr. Chu worked at Blackstone from 1990 to December 2015, where Mr. Chu led numerous investments across multiple sectors, including technology, financial services, chemicals, specialty pharma and healthcare products, and packaging. Mr. Chu was a Senior Managing Director at Blackstone from 2000 until his departure in December 2015, where he served, at various points, as a member of Blackstone’s Executive Committee, the Co-Chair of Blackstone’s Private Equity Executive Committee and as a member of Blackstone Capital Partners’ Investment Committee. Before joining Blackstone in 1990, Mr. Chu worked at Salomon Brothers in the Mergers & Acquisitions Department. In addition to Mr. Chu’s role as Co-Executive Chairman of FGL Holdings, he has served on the boards of directors of NCR Corporation (NYSE: NCR) and Stearns Mortgage since 2015 and Dun & Bradstreet since 2019. Mr. Chu previously served on the board of directors of AVINTIV from 2011 to 2012, BankUnited Inc. from 2009 to 2014, Kronos Incorporated from 2014 to 2015, Biomet, Inc. from July 2007 to September 2007 and from 2013 to 2015, Freescale Semiconductor, Ltd. from 2011 to 2015 and HealthMarkets, Inc. from 2006 to 2016. Mr. Chu also previously served on the board of directors of Alliant Insurance Services, Inc., AlliedBarton Security Services, Celanese Corporation, DJO Global, Inc., Graham Packaging, the London International Financial Futures and Options Exchange, Nalco Company, Nycomed, Stiefel Laboratories and SunGard Data Systems, Inc. Mr. Chu received a B.S. in Finance from the University of Buffalo.

We believe Mr. Chu’s qualifications to serve on our board of directors include: his substantial experience in mergers and acquisitions, corporate finance and strategic business planning; his track record at CC Capital and Blackstone and in advising and managing multi-national companies; and his experience serving as a director for various public and private companies.

Matthew Skurbe, 47, has been our Chief Financial Officer since August 2020. Mr. Skurbe joined CC Capital as its Chief Financial Officer, Chief Operating Officer, and Senior Managing Director. Since July 2020, Mr. Skurbe has been the Chief Financial Officer of CCN II (NYSE: PRPB) and since August 2020 has been the Chief Financial Officer of CCN I (NYSE: PCPL), both blank check companies co-founded by CC Capital and formed for substantially similar purposes as our company, which have not yet announced or completed their initial business combinations. CCN I sold 41.4 million units in its initial public offering generating gross proceeds of $414 million and CCN II sold 82.8 million units in its initial public offering, generating gross proceeds of $828.0 million. On October 14, 2020, CCN I announced that it had entered into a definitive agreement with E2open, a network-based provider of 100% cloud-based, end-to-end supply chain management software, to combine. The transaction is expectedto close in the first quarter of 2021, subject to the satisfaction of customary closing conditions, including the approval of the shareholders of CCN I. Upon the closing of the transaction, it is expected that E2open will trade under the ticker symbol ETWO on the NYSE. Prior to joining CC Capital, Mr. Skurbe was the Treasurer and Managing Director in Finance for Blackstone. Before joining Blackstone in 2009, Mr. Skurbe was the CFO for Merrill Lynch Bank & Trust, a multi-billion dollar bank housing several of Merrill Lynch’s consumer lending and banking businesses. Prior to that role, Mr. Skurbe spent seven years supporting Merrill Lynch’s Treasury function and had previous roles with Amerada Hess and Arthur Andersen LLP. Mr. Skurbe is also a board member of the Association for Financial Professionals, Project Sunshine and Children’s Specialized Hospital Foundation. Mr. Skurbe received a BS in Accounting from Rutgers University, achieved the Certified Public Accountant certification and is a Certified Treasury Professional.

Jason K. Giordano, 42, has been our Executive Vice President, Corporate Development since August 2020. Since July 2020, Mr. Giordano has been the Executive Vice President, Corporate Development of CCN II (NYSE: PRPB), a blank check company co-founded by CC Capital and formed for substantially similar purposes as our company, which has not yet announced or completed its initial business combination. Mr. Giordano has 18 years of investment and acquisition experience across several industry sectors, including consumer products, education, packaging, chemicals and industrials, among others. From June 2018 to August 2020, Mr. Giordano served as the Co-Executive Chairman of Collier Creek Holdings (NYSE: CCH), a blank check company which he co-founded to pursue an acquisition, merger or similar business combination with one or more companies in the consumer goods and related sectors. On August 28, 2020, Collier Creek consummated the acquisition of Utz Brands Holdings, LLC, the parent of Utz Quality Foods, LLC, a leading manufacturer of branded salty snacks, to form Utz Brands (NYSE: UTZ). Mr. Giordano has been a Senior Managing Director at CC Capital since November 2018. Previously, Mr. Giordano was a Managing Director in the private equity group at Blackstone where he oversaw investments in the consumer, education, packaging and chemicals sectors. During his over 11 year tenure at Blackstone from August 2006 to October 2017, Mr. Giordano was involved in 12 initial and follow-on acquisitions representing over $10 billion of transaction value. Prior to Blackstone, Mr. Giordano was a private equity investment professional at Bain Capital, LP and an investment banker with Goldman, Sachs, & Co. Mr. Giordano currently serves on the board of Utz Brands, Inc. He previously served on the board of directors of Collier Creek Holdings from October 2018 to August 2020, Pinnacle Foods, Inc. (NYSE: PF), a U.S.-based manufacturer and marketer of branded food products, from 2007 to September 2015, Crocs, Inc. (Nasdaq: CROX), a global supplier of branded footwear, from January 2015 to October 2017, AVINTIV, a global supplier of specialty materials primarily sold to consumer goods manufacturers, from January 2011 to October 2015, Outerstuff LLC, a leading U.S. supplier of licensed children’s sports apparel, from May 2014 to October 2017, Ascend Learning, LLC, a provider of online professional training tools and educational software, from July 2017 to October 2017, and HealthMarkets, Inc., a direct-to-consumer provider of health, life, supplemental, and other insurance and related products, from February 2009 to October 2017. Mr. Giordano earned an M.B.A. with high distinction from Harvard Business School, where he was a Baker Scholar, and an A.B. with high honors in economics from Dartmouth College.

Douglas Newton, 42, has been our Executive Vice President, Corporate Development since August 2020. Since July 2020, Mr. Newton has been the Executive Vice President, Corporate Development (previously serving as Chief Financial Officer from May 2020 to July 2020) of CCN II (NYSE: PRPB), a blank check company co-founded by CC Capital and formed for substantially similar purposes as our company, which has not yet announced or completed its initial business combination. Since August 2020, Mr. Newton has served as the Executive Vice President, Corporate Development (previously serving as Chief Financial Officer from May 2020 to August 2020) of CCN I (NYSE: PCPL), a blank check company co-founded by CC Capital and formed for substantially similar purposes as our company. On October 14, 2020, CCN I announced that it had entered into a definitive agreement with E2open, a network-based provider of 100% cloud-based, end-to-end supply chain management software, to combine. The transaction is expected to close in the first quarter of 2021, subject to the satisfaction of customary closing conditions, including the approval of the shareholders of CCN I. Upon the closing of the transaction, it is expected that E2open will trade under the ticker symbol ETWO on the NYSE. Mr. Newton has more than 16 years of professional investing experience across both public and private markets. Mr. Newton joined CC Capital at its founding and was integral to CC Capital’s $7.2 billion acquisition of Dun & Bradstreet. Mr. Newton served as Chief Financial Officer of CF Corporation, the permanent capital vehicle through which CC Capital acquired Fidelity & Guaranty Life, and he played a leading role in the $2.5 billion acquisition. Before joining CC Capital, Mr. Newton was a Founding Partner at WindAcre, an investment firm that owns a concentrated, long-term portfolio of global public equities and takes a private equity approach to public equity investing. At WindAcre, Mr. Newton helped lead deep company-specific research focused primarily on assessing the quality of potential investment opportunities and their intrinsic value. Prior to that, Mr. Newton was a Senior Investment Analyst at Seneca Capital Investments, a multi-strategy hedge fund, where he focused on making long-term fundamental value investments across a company’s capital structure. Mr. Newton also served as an Analyst at DLJ Merchant Banking Partners, a private equity firm, where he focused on investments in the industrial, power and media sectors. In addition, Mr. Newton served as an Analyst at Credit Suisse First Boston’s Media & Communications Group, and at Donaldson, Lufkin & Jenrette. Mr. Newton received a A.B. in Economics from Dartmouth College and an M.B.A. from the Stanford Graduate School of Business.

Charles Kantor, 50, has served on our board of directors since August 2020. Mr. Kantor is a Managing Director at Neuberger Berman after joining the firm in 2000. Since January 2020 and May 2020, respectively, Mr. Kantor has served on the board of directors CCN I (NYSE: PCPL) and CCN II (NYSE: PRPB), respectively, blank check companies co-founded by CC Capital and formed for substantially similar purposes as our company. On October 14, 2020, CCN I announced that it had entered into a definitive agreement with E2open, a network-based provider of 100% cloud-based, end-to-end supply chain management software, to combine. The transaction is expected to close in the first quarter of 2021, subject to the satisfaction of customary closing conditions, including the approval of the shareholders of CCN I. Upon the closing of the transaction, it is expected that E2open will trade under the ticker symbol ETWO on the NYSE. CCN II has not yet announced or completed their initial business combinations. Mr. Kantor is the founder and Senior Portfolio Manager of the Kantor Group, which manages over $5 billion of equity and fixed income securities for institutional and high net worth investors as of December 31, 2019. Mr. Kantor leads a team of eight investment professionals with aggregate investment experience of over 150 years and sits on the firm’s Partnership Committee as a senior leader of Neuberger Berman. Prior to joining Neuberger Berman, Mr. Kantor led Stern Stewart’s Financial Institutions division, where he advised clients on implementing EVA-based financial management systems and co-authored academic papers in the Journal of Applied Corporate Finance. In addition, Mr. Kantor is a regular commentator and contributor to various financial and business news media outlets. Mr. Kantor earned a Bachelor of Commerce in Accounting and Economics from the University of Cape Town, South Africa and an MBA (with honors) from Harvard University Graduate School of Business.

We believe Mr. Kantor’s qualifications to serve on our board of directors include: his substantial experience in mergers and acquisitions, corporate finance and strategic business planning; his track record at the Kantor Group and in advising and managing multi-national companies; and his experience serving as a director for various public and private companies.

Keith W. Abell, 63, has agreed to serve on our board of directors . Mr. Abell currently serves on the board of directors for CCN I (NYSE: PCPL). In 2010, Mr. Abell co-founded Sungate Properties, LLC, a real estate investment company, after managing private investments during 2007 – 2009. From 1994 to 2007, Mr. Abell was a co-founder of, and served in a variety of senior management roles at, GSC Group (and its predecessor, Greenwich Street Capital Partners, L.P.), an alternative asset manager. Prior to that, Mr. Abell was a Managing Director at Blackstone until 1994 where he, among other things, founded the firm’s first Hong Kong office. Prior to Blackstone, Mr. Abell served as a Vice President at Goldman, Sachs & Co., where he worked in the global finance, corporate finance and mergers and acquisitions departments. Mr. Abell serves as the treasurer and as a director of the National Committee on United States-China Relations. Mr. Abell has formerly served as a director of numerous public and private companies and non-profit organizations.

We believe Mr. Abell’s qualifications to serve on our board of directors include: his substantial experience in private equity, mergers and acquisitions, corporate finance and strategic business planning; his track record at GSC Group and Blackstone and in advising and managing multinational companies; and his experience serving as a director for various public and private companies.