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Karl Peterson

Director

Karl Peterson served as the President and CEO of Pace Holdings Corp., one of Playa’s predecessor companies, since its inception. Mr. Peterson is a Senior Partner of TPG Global, LLC (“TPG”) and is the Managing Partner of TPG Permanent Capital Solutions. From 2010-2016 he was Managing Partner of TPG Europe LLP and sits on the Executive Committee of TPG. Since joining TPG in 2004, Mr. Peterson has led investments for TPG in technology, media, financial services and travel sectors. Prior to 2004, he was a co-founder and the president and chief executive officer of Hotwire.com, a disruptive travel distribution company. He led the business from its launch through its sale to IAC/ InterActiveCorp for $685 million in 2003. Before founding Hotwire, Mr. Peterson was a principal at TPG in San Francisco, and from 1992 to 1995 he was a financial analyst at Goldman, Sachs & Co. Mr. Peterson currently serves on the board of Sabre Corporation, Caesars Acquisition Company, Victoria Plum Ltd, TSL Education Group Ltd. and Saxo Bank A/S. Mr. Peterson also served on the board of Caesars Entertainment Corporation from 2008 to 2013 and Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings Ltd. from 2008 to 2016. Mr. Peterson is a graduate of the University of Notre Dame, where he earned a Bachelor’s of Business Administration Degree with High Honors.