The primary role of the Caesars Entertainment, Inc. Board of Directors is to oversee how management serves the interests of shareowners and other stakeholders. To do this, the Board of Directors has developed and adopted corporate governance guidelines to promote the functioning of the Board and its committees and to set forth a common set of expectations as to how the Board should perform its functions. The membership criteria established by the Board provides that directors will be selected based on, among other things, understanding of Caesars’ business and educational and professional background. Further, the composition of the Board should encompass a broad range of skills, expertise, industry knowledge and diversity of background and experience, including diversity with respect to race, gender, geography, and areas of expertise. A majority of the Board must meet the Nasdaq Stock Market listing standards independence requirements. In determining independence, the Board considers all commercial, industrial, banking, consulting, legal, accounting, charitable, familial or other business or personal relationships any director may have with Caesars. Today, the Board has determined that seven of the Board's nine directors are independent.