Michael T. Smith

Mr. Smith is the retired Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer of Hughes Electronics Corporation, (now known as Hughes). After spending nearly 20 years with General Motors in a variety of financial management positions, Mr. Smith joined Hughes in 1985, the year the company was formed, as senior vice president and chief financial officer. From 1985 to 1997, Mr. Smith served in a variety of capacities for Hughes, including Chairman of Hughes Missile Systems Company, Chairman of Hughes Aircraft Company from 1992 to October 1997 and Vice Chairman of Hughes Electronics. He had been responsible for the aerospace, defense electronics and information systems businesses of Hughes Electronics. Mr. Smith served as the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of The DIRECTV Group Inc., from October 1997 to May 2001.

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