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El Paso Electric Co (EE.N)

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Charles Yamarone

58 2015 Independent Chairman of the Board

Mary Kipp

49 2017 President, Chief Executive Officer, Director

Edward Escudero

46 2015 Independent Vice Chairman of the Board

Nathan Hirschi

53 2013 Chief Financial Officer, Senior Vice President

William Stiller

65 2015 Chief Human Resource Officer, Senior Vice President - Public and Customer Affairs

Rocky Miracle

64 2015 Senior Vice President - Corporate Services, Chief Compliance Officer

Steven Buraczyk

49 2013 Senior Vice President - Operations

Adrian Rodriguez

39 2017 Vice President, General Counsel, Assistant Secretary

Russell Gibson

64 2014 Vice President, Controller

Paul Barbas

60 2017 Director

Raymond Palacios

2017 Director

Catherine Allen

70 2009 Independent Director

James Cicconi

64 1997 Independent Director

James Harris

70 1996 Independent Director

Woodley Hunt

71 2012 Independent Director

Eric Siegel

59 1996 Independent Director

Stephen Wertheimer

66 1996 Independent Director

Biographies

Name Description

Charles Yamarone

Mr. Charles A. Yamarone is Independent Chairman of the Board of the Company. He has been Chief Corporate Governance and Compliance Officer of Houlihan Lokey since January 1, 2016. From January 2014 through December 2015, he was a Managing Director of Houlihan Lokey where he has been a senior investment banker since November 2009. He currently advises senior management on all aspects of Houlihan Lokey’s corporate governance and compliance matters arising as a result of Houlihan Lokey’s initial public offering and subsequent status as an NYSE-listed public company. Between 1991 and 2009, he was a senior officer of Libra Securities (“Libra”), an institutional broker dealer, and was involved in all areas of Libra’s business including capital markets, corporate finance, sales and trading, research, legal, compliance and operations. Mr. Yamarone is a director of United Continental Holdings, Inc. (United Airlines), and was chairman of the compensation committee since United Airlines and Continental Airlines merged in 2010 until June 2014. He is currently a member of United Continental Holdings, Inc. audit, and compensation committees. He had previously served on the Continental Airlines board of directors since 1995, where he was chairman of the human resources committee and a member of the corporate governance and social responsibility committee. He previously served as a director of four other public companies: Bally’s Grand, Inc., LIVE Entertainment, Merry-Go-Round Enterprises, Inc. and Vagabond Inns, Inc. Mr. Yamarone has been a director of the Company since 1996.

Mary Kipp

Ms. Mary E. Kipp is President, Chief Executive Officer, Director of the Company. She has served as the Company’s Chief Executive Officer since, December 2015. Previously she was the Company’s President from September 2014 to December 2015, Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Chief Compliance Officer from June 2010 to September 2014, and Vice President - Legal and Chief Compliance Officer from December 2009 to June 2010.

Edward Escudero

Mr. Edward Escudero is Independent Vice Chairman of the Board of the Company. He is President and Chief Executive Officer of High Desert Capital LLC, a finance company specializing in providing various types of capital alternatives to small-to-mid-size companies, a role he has held since 2008. Previously, Mr. Escudero was Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of C&R Distributing, a major distributor of fuel and lubricants and the owner of various convenience stores in West Texas and Southern New Mexico. He also served as Secretary and Chief Financial Officer of Petro Stopping Centers, LP, where he held vital roles of managing various departments including accounting, legal, human resources, audit, financial planning and information systems. He serves on a number of community boards, including the Medical Center of the Americas Foundation, El Paso Community Foundation Investment Committee, WestStar Bank, El Paso Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, Texas Guaranteed Student Loan Corporation, and Hospitals of Providence Governing Board. Formerly, Mr. Escudero served as Chairman of the El Paso Water Utility Public Service Board. In February 2015, Mr. Escudero was appointed Vice Chairman of the Board of Directors. Mr. Escudero has been a director of the Company since December 2012 and serves as Chairman of our Audit Committee. He also serves as a member of our Executive, Nominating and Corporate Governance, Public Policy and Corporate Reputation, and Security Committees.

Nathan Hirschi

Mr. Nathan T. Hirschi is Chief Financial Officer, Senior Vice President of the Company. He has served Vice President and Controller from March 2010 to October 2013 and as the Vice President – Special Projects from December 2009 to February 2010.

William Stiller

Mr. William A. Stiller is Chief Human Resource Officer, Senior Vice President - Public and Customer Affairs of the Company. He served as Senior Vice President of Human Resources and Customer Care from October 2013 to December 2015; Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer from January 2013 to October 2013; Independent Human Resources consultant from 2005 to 2013.

Rocky Miracle

Mr. Rocky R. Miracle is Senior Vice President - Corporate Services, Chief Compliance Officer of the Company. He served as Senior Vice President of Corporate Planning & Development and Chief Compliance Officer from September 2014 to December 2015; Senior Vice President of Corporate Planning and Development from August 2009 to September 2014.

Steven Buraczyk

Mr. Steven T. Buraczyk is Senior Vice President - Operations of the Company. He had been Vice President of Regulatory Affairs from April 2013 to October 2013; Vice President of Power Marketing and Fuels and Resource and Delivery Planning from August 2012 to April 2013; Vice President of System Operations and Planning from January 2011 to August 2012; Vice President of Power Marketing and Fuels from July 2008 to January 2011.

Adrian Rodriguez

Mr. Adrian J. Rodriguez is Vice President, General Counsel, Assistant Secretary of the Company. Prior to joining the Company, Mr. Rodriguez was an attorney in the Dallas office of Vinson & Elkins LLP, where he practiced in the energy regulation practice group and complex commercial litigation practice group. Mr. Rodriguez also served as a law clerk to the United District Court for the Western District of Texas in San Antonio. Mr. Rodriguez received his Bachelor of Arts in Economics and Government from The University of Texas at Austin with highest honors, where he was a State of Texas recipient of the 1999 Truman Scholarship; a Master in Public Policy from Harvard University, where he was the editor-in-chief of the Harvard Journal of Hispanic Policy; and a Juris Doctorate from Columbia University School of Law, where he was a managing editor of the Columbia Law Review.

Russell Gibson

Mr. Russell G. Gibson is Vice President, Controller of the Company. He previously served as the Chief Financial Officer – Vice President for Ready One Industries, Inc. from June 2006 to September 2014.

Paul Barbas

Mr. Paul M. Barbas is Director of the Company. Mr. Barbas, who is currently retired, last served as the President and Chief Executive Officer of DPL Inc., a midsize utility in Dayton, Ohio, and its principal subsidiary, The Dayton Power and Light Company, from 2006 to 2011. DPL Inc. was acquired by AES Corporation in 2011.

Raymond Palacios

Mr. Raymond Palacios, Jr., is Director of the Company. Mr. Palacios is president of Bravo Cadillac, a car dealership, in El Paso, Texas and Bravo Chevrolet Cadillac, a car dealership in Las Cruces, New Mexico.

Catherine Allen

Ms. Catherine A. Allen is Independent Director of the Company. She has, since 1996, been the Founder, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of The Santa Fe Group, a strategic consulting company providing services to financial institutions and related infrastructure companies in the areas of vendor risk management, cybersecurity and emerging technologies. She was formerly CEO of BITS, a financial services consortium and non-profit industry association from 1997 to 2007. Prior to BITS, she was a senior executive for Dun and Bradstreet, Citicorp, and CBS, focusing on development of technology based products, services and strategies. She sits on a number of non-profit boards including the University of Missouri Research and Development Committee, International Folk Art Alliance, Appleseed New Mexico, which she chairs, Communities in Schools, Lensic Performing Arts Center, Museum of New Mexico Foundation, Women Corporate Directors, and the National Foundation for Credit Counseling. She is co-chair of the University of Missouri Capital Campaign Committee and she received an Honorary Doctorate of Humane Letters from the University of Missouri in 2005. She is the author of four books. She served on the board of Stewart Title Guaranty Company and Houlihan Lokey, and continues to serve on the board of Synovus Financial Corporation and Analytics Pros. Ms. Allen joined our Board in May 2009 and chairs our Security Committee. She also serves as a member of our Energy Resources and Environmental, Public Policy and Corporate Reputation, and Nominating and Corporate Governance Committees.

James Cicconi

Mr. James W. Cicconi is Independent Director of the Company. He has been Senior Executive Vice President of External and Legislative Affairs for AT&T Services, Inc. since November 2005. Prior to that, Mr. Cicconi served as Executive Vice President for Law and Government Affairs and General Counsel of AT&T Corp. He served as a partner of Akin, Gump, Strauss, Hauer & Feld, LLP (“Akin Gump”) from 1991 to 1998. While practicing law at Akin Gump, Mr. Cicconi specialized in administrative and regulatory law, as well as federal legislation, representing a range of corporate clients. He was also involved in a number of significant transactions, including public sales, restructurings and acquisitions. Mr. Cicconi served as Deputy Chief of Staff to President George H. W. Bush and also served as the Senior Issues Advisor to President Bush’s 1988 and 1992 election campaigns. In 2016, he was appointed by the U.S. Secretary of Commerce to the U.S. Department of Commerce’s Digital Economy Board of Advisors.

James Harris

Mr. James W. Harris is Independent Director of the Company. He has served as the Managing Partner of OP Food Products, LLC since 2013 and Managing Partner of Harris Financial Advisors, LLC since 2013. From 1993 until 2013, Mr. Harris served as Founder and President of Seneca Financial Group Inc. Previously, Mr. Harris served as Managing Director at Lehman Brothers and Head of the Financial Restructuring Group. Before joining Lehman Brothers, he spent ten years at Citibank, N.A. where he worked in the Institutional Recovery Group and managed lending activities in the international and domestic banking groups. From 2001 to 2003, he was an adjunct professor at Columbia University’s Graduate School of Business in New York. From 2006 to 2012, Mr. Harris was an adjunct professor at the Kenan-Flagler School of Business Administration at the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill where he taught a course on Managing Business Turnarounds. He previously served as a director of Peregrine Systems Inc. and was a member of its audit committee.

Woodley Hunt

Mr. Woodley L. Hunt is Independent Director of the Company. He is Executive Chairman of the Board of Directors of Hunt Companies, Inc. and its affiliated companies (“Hunt Companies”). Founded in 1947, Hunt Companies is a holding company that invests and operates in businesses focused in the real estate and infrastructure markets. The activities of Hunt Companies’ affiliates and investees include investment management, mortgage banking, direct lending, loan servicing, asset management, property management, development, construction, consulting and advisory. In addition to his duties with the Hunt Companies, Mr. Hunt is a member of the board of directors for Complete College America; foundation trustee of the College for all Texans Foundation; member of the board of visitors of the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center-Houston; chairman of the Borderplex Alliance in El Paso; previously served as chairman of the Texas Business Leadership Council, where he now serves on the executive committee; member of the Texas Institute for Education Reform; member of the Texans for Education Reform; member of the Western Governors University Texas Advisory Board; member of the Paso del Norte Foundation; and board member of WestStar Bank. He was previously chairman of the Texas Higher Education Strategic Planning Committee; vice chairman of the University of Texas System Board of Regents; a member of the board of directors of the University of Texas Investment Management Company; founding chairman and board member of the Medical Centers of the Americas Foundation; chairman of the Texas Select Commission on Higher Education and Global Competitiveness; a member of the Commission for College Ready Texas and the Texas Tax Reform Commission; a member of the National Board of the Fund for the Improvement of Postsecondary Education; a member of the Texas Advisory Committee on Higher Education Cost Efficiencies; a member of the Task Force on Higher Education Incentive Funding.

Eric Siegel

Mr. Eric B. Siegel is Independent Director of the Company. He is a retired Limited Partner of Apollo Advisors, LP (“Apollo”) and has been an independent business consultant since 1995. Since 2004, Mr. Siegel has served as a consultant to and on the advisory board of the Milwaukee Brewers Baseball Club. He previously served as a Principal and was a Limited Partner of Apollo (a predecessor to Apollo Global Management) and Lion Advisors, LP. Prior to joining Apollo, Mr. Siegel was a partner of Irell & Manella LLP, a law firm practicing corporate law. He serves as the lead independent director and member of the nominating and governance committee of Ares Capital Corporation, where he has been a board member and a member of the audit committee since 2004. Mr. Siegel has previously served as a director of a number of public and private companies, including Kerzner International Limited (“Kerzner”) where he was a director and chairman of its audit and compensation committees from April 1994 to 2006. He rejoined the Kerzner Board from 2008 until April 2014.

Stephen Wertheimer

Mr. Stephen N. Wertheimer is Independent Director of the Company. He has been a Managing Director and Founding Partner of W Capital Partners since 2001. He has over 30 years of experience in investment banking and principal investments. Prior to founding W Capital Partners, Mr. Wertheimer served as a Managing Director of CRT Capital Group, LLC. He was a Founder and Managing Member of Water Capital Management from 1991 to 1997. From 1988 to 1991, he served as a Managing Director and the Group Head of Investment Banking-Asia of PaineWebber Incorporated. Prior to 1988, Mr. Wertheimer was a Managing Director at First Chicago Corporation, where he specialized in tax-structured domestic and international principal investments and was a Vice President with Bank of America’s tax financing group making equity investments for the parent corporation. Mr. Wertheimer has extensive board experience having served on the boards of over forty companies, both public and private. Mr. Wertheimer is a member of the International Council of Advisors of the National Geographic Society. He is also a member of the board and audit and compensation committees of private companies Ravn Air Group, Inc. and World Kitchen, Inc. Mr. Wertheimer also serves on the board of Moosejaw Inc. and serves as a board advisor at Inspirato, LLC. Mr. Wertheimer has been a director of the Company since 1996 and serves as Chairman of our Energy Resources and Environmental Committee.

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