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MediaAlpha Appoints Patrick Thompson as Chief Financial Officer

- Experienced Finance Executive Joins the Company from Expedia Group -

MediaAlpha, Inc. (NYSE: MAX), today announced the appointment of Patrick Thompson as Chief Financial Officer, effective December 6, 2021. Bringing significant finance executive experience in various roles with Expedia Group, Mr. Thompson will oversee finance, accounting and corporate development for the Company.

Over his 11 years with Expedia, Mr. Thompson has led finance organizations responsible for billions of dollars of annual revenue and spend and thousands of employees across a series of roles with increasing responsibility, including corporate development, strategy, analytics, financial planning and analysis, procurement, and investor relations. Mr. Thompson’s professional experience also includes working as a management consultant at Bain & Company and as an associate at Bain Capital.

Steve Yi, MediaAlpha’s Chief Executive Officer, commented, “Pat is a seasoned finance executive and a proven leader with a track record of driving customer success and operating efficiency within a multi-billion dollar public company. His experience managing finance as well as analytics teams at one of the largest online travel platforms make him uniquely suited for the role at MediaAlpha. We are excited to welcome him to MediaAlpha to lead our next phase of growth as Chief Financial Officer.”

“It is an exciting time to be joining MediaAlpha as consumers increasingly shop for insurance online, presenting a significant opportunity for the business,” said Mr. Thompson. “I look forward to working with the company’s talented team to help insurance carriers and distributors target and acquire customers more efficiently and at greater scale through technology and data science.”

Mr. Thompson holds a BA in physics and mathematics from Bowdoin College and an MBA from the Tuck School of Business.

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There are or will be important factors that could cause our actual results to differ materially from those indicated in these forward-looking statements, including those more fully described in MediaAlpha’s filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”), including the Form 10-K filed on March 15, 2021, the Form 10-Q filed on May 14, 2021, and the Form 10-Q filed on August 13, 2021. These factors should not be construed as exhaustive. MediaAlpha disclaims any obligation to update any forward-looking statements to reflect events or circumstances that occur after the date of this press release.


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