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Birchcliff Energy Ltd (BIR.TO)

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

A. Tonken

61 2017 Chairman of the Board, President, Chief Executive Officer

Bruno Geremia

2005 Chief Financial Officer, Vice President

Myles Bosman

2005 Chief Operating Officer, Vice President - Exploration

David Humphreys

2009 Vice President - Operations

Christopher Carlsen

2013 Vice-President - Engineering

Dennis Dawson

64 2017 Lead Independent Director

James Surbey

67 2017 Non-Independent Director

Debra Gerlach

57 2017 Independent Director

Rebecca Morley

38 2016 Independent Director

Biographies

Name Description

A. Tonken

Mr. A. Jeffery Tonken is Chairman of the Board, President, Chief Executive Officer of Birchcliff Energy Ltd. Mr. Tonken is a director of the Corporation and is the President and Chief Executive Officer. He has more than 35 years of experience in the oil and natural gas industry and is one of the Corporation’s founders. Prior to creating Birchcliff, Mr. Tonken founded and served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Case Resources Inc., Big Bear Exploration Ltd. and Stampeder Exploration Ltd. Mr. Tonken was previously a partner of the law firm Howard, Mackie (now Borden Ladner Gervais LLP). Mr. Tonken is a Governor of the Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers (CAPP). Mr. Tonken received his Bachelor of Commerce degree from the University of Alberta and his Bachelor of Laws degree from the University of Wales.

Bruno Geremia

Mr. Bruno P. Geremia serves as Chief Financial Officer, Vice President of Birchcliff Energy Ltd., since January 2005. Mr. Geremia has been the Vice-President and Chief Financial Officer of Birchcliff since the inception of the Corporation. Mr. Geremia is a Chartered Accountant and has over 26 years of experience in the oil and natural gas industry and is one of the Corporation’s founders. Prior to joining Birchcliff, Mr. Geremia served as the Vice-President and Chief Financial Officer of both Case Resources Inc. and Big Bear Exploration Ltd., as the Director, Commercial of Gulf Canada Resources and as the Manager, Special Projects of Stampeder Exploration Ltd. Mr. Geremia was previously a Chartered Accountant with Deloitte & Touche LLP. Mr. Geremia received a Bachelor of Commerce degree from the University of Calgary.

Myles Bosman

Mr. Myles R. Bosman serves as Chief Operating Officer, Vice President - Exploration of Birchcliff Energy Ltd., since January 2005. Mr. Bosman has been the Vice-President, Exploration and Chief Operating Officer of Birchcliff since the inception of the Corporation. Mr. Bosman is a Professional Geologist and has over 27 years of experience in the oil and natural gas industry and is one of the Corporation’s founders. Prior to joining Birchcliff, Mr. Bosman served as the Vice-President, Exploration and Chief Operating Officer of Case Resources Inc., the Exploration Manager of Summit Resources Ltd. and as an Exploration Geologist with both Numac Energy Inc. and Canadian Hunter Exploration. Mr. Bosman received a Bachelor of Science degree in Geology from the University of Calgary and a Resource Engineering diploma from the Northern Alberta Institute of Technology. Mr. Bosman is a member of APEGA.

David Humphreys

Mr. David M. Humphreys serves as Vice President - Operations of Birchcliff Energy Ltd., since October 9, 2009. Mr. Humphreys has been the Vice-President, Operations of Birchcliff since October 9, 2009. Mr. Humphreys has over 30 years of experience in the oil and natural gas industry. Prior to joining Birchcliff in 2009, he served as the Vice-President, Operations of Highpine Oil & Gas Ltd., White Fire Energy Ltd. and Virtus Energy Ltd. and the Production Manager of both Husky Oil Operations Ltd. and Ionic Energy. Mr. Humphreys received a Hydrocarbon Engineering Technology diploma from the Northern Alberta Institute of Technology and is a member of ASET. Mr. Humphreys also has his P.L. (Eng.) designation and is a member of APEGA.

Christopher Carlsen

Mr. Christopher A. Carlsen serves as a Vice-President - Engineering of Birchcliff Energy Ltd., since JUly 22, 2013. Mr. Carlsen has been the Vice-President, Engineering of Birchcliff since July 22, 2013. Prior thereto, he was an Asset Team Lead and Senior Exploitation Engineer with Birchcliff. Mr. Carlsen is a Professional Engineer and has over 17 years of experience in the oil and natural gas industry. Prior to joining Birchcliff in 2008, he was the Senior Engineer at Greenfield Resources Ltd. and held various engineering positions at both Encana Corporation and PanCanadian Petroleum Ltd. Mr. Carlsen received a Bachelor of Science degree in Chemical Engineering from the University of Saskatchewan. Mr. Carlsen is a member of APEGA.

Dennis Dawson

Mr. Dennis A. Dawson is Lead Independent Director of the Company. Mr. Dawson is a director of the Corporation and has been the Lead Director since May 11, 2017 and is also the Chair of the Compensation Committee and the Nominating Committee. Mr. Dawson was the Vice-President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary of AltaGas from December 1998 until April 2015. Mr. Dawson first joined AltaGas as Associate General Counsel in August 1997, after consulting with AltaGas Services Inc. from July 1996. Effective July 1998, he became AltaGas’ General Counsel and Corporate Secretary and effective December 1998, Mr. Dawson became Vice-President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary. Mr. Dawson has over 32 years of oil and natural gas experience, including nine years as General Counsel for Pan-Alberta Gas Ltd., a major Canadian natural gas export and marketing company. Mr. Dawson received a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Lethbridge and a Bachelor of Laws degree from the University of Alberta.

James Surbey

Mr. James W. Surbey is Non-Independent Director of the company. He was Vice President - Corporate Development and Corporate Secretary of Birchcliff Energy Ltd., He has more than 38 years of experience in the oil and natural gas industry and is one of the Corporation’s founders. Prior to joining Birchcliff, he served as Vice- President, Corporate Development of Case Resources Inc., Senior Vice-President, Corporate Development of Big Bear Exploration Ltd. and Vice-President, Corporate Development of Stampeder Exploration Ltd. Mr. Surbey was previously a Senior Partner of the law firm Howard, Mackie (now Borden Ladner Gervais LLP). Mr. Surbey received his Bachelor of Engineering degree and Bachelor of Laws degree from McGill University.

Debra Gerlach

Ms. Debra A. Gerlach is Independent Director of the company. Ms. Gerlach is a director of Birchcliff. From September 1996 until September 2017, Ms. Gerlach was a partner with Deloitte LLP where she practiced in the Assurance and Advisory group and prior thereto she held various positions within Deloitte LLP from the time she joined the firm in August 1982. During her 35 year career with the firm, Ms. Gerlach worked with numerous public oil and gas companies. Ms. Gerlach is a Chartered Accountant with the Chartered Professional Accountants of Alberta and received a Bachelor of Commerce degree and a Master of Business Administration degree from the University of Calgary.

Rebecca Morley

Ms. Rebecca J. Morley is Independent Director of the Company. Ms. Morley is a director of Birchcliff. Ms. Morley is a director of the Corporation. Ms. Morley has 15 years of experience in the capital markets, having worked as an Equity Research Associate at TD Securities and GMP Securities and then as a Partner and Research Analyst at Paradigm Capital. Ms. Morley then moved to Cypress Capital where she worked as a Research Analyst and Associate Portfolio Manager and was most recently Vice President of Corporate Development at Rayne Capital. Ms. Morley is currently the Chair of the Board of Directors of the YWCA of Calgary, was the Chair of the Audit Committee in 2014 and 2015 and has been a director since 2012. Ms. Morley received a Bachelor of Business Administration with a Major in Finance (Honours) from St. Francis Xavier University and is a CFA Charterholder.

Basic Compensation

Name Fiscal Year Total

A. Tonken

1,666,000

Bruno Geremia

1,621,900

Myles Bosman

1,621,900

David Humphreys

1,621,900

Christopher Carlsen

1,621,900

Dennis Dawson

145,527

James Surbey

3,103,750

Debra Gerlach

28,613

Rebecca Morley

144,102
As Of  31 Dec 2017