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Black Hills Corp (BKH.N)

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

David Emery

55 2016 Chairman of the Board, Chief Executive Officer

Linden Evans

55 2016 President, Chief Operating Officer

Richard Kinzley

52 2015 Chief Financial Officer, Senior Vice President

Jennifer Landis

43 2017 Chief Human Resource Officer, Senior Vice President

Scott Buchholz

56 2008 Senior Vice President, Chief Information Officer

Brian Iverson

55 2016 Senior Vice President, General Counsel

John Vering

68 2017 Lead Independent Director

Michael Madison

69 2012 Independent Director

Linda Massman

51 2017 Independent Director

Steven Mills

62 2011 Independent Director

Robert Otto

58 2017 Independent Director

Rebecca Roberts

65 2011 Independent Director

Mark Schober

62 2015 Independent Director

Teresa Taylor

54 2016 Independent Director

Thomas Zeller

70 2010 Independent Director

Jerome Nichols

IR Contact Officer

Biographies

Name Description

David Emery

Mr. David R. Emery is Chairman of the Board, Chief Executive Officer of the Company., effective January 1, 2016. He has been Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Black Hills Corporation since January 1, 2016, and Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer from 2005 through 2015. Oversees financial matters in his role as Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer of the Company. Led the Company through several successful acquisitions. Served as Interim Chief Financial Officer in 2008. Currently Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of the Company. Previously served in various leadership roles with the Company, including Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer, President and Chief Operating Officer - Retail Business Segment and Vice President - Fuel Resources.

Linden Evans

Mr. Linden R. Evans is President, Chief Operating Officer of the Company. He was President and Chief Operating Officer — Utilities from 2004 through 2015. Mr. Evans served as the Vice President and General Manager of our former communication subsidiary in 2003 and 2004, and served as our Associate Counsel from 2001 to 2003. Mr. Evans has 16 years of experience with the Company.

Richard Kinzley

Mr. Richard W. Kinzley is Chief Financial Officer, Senior Vice President of the Company. He served as Vice President - Corporate Controller from 2013 to 2014, Vice President - Strategic Planning and Development from 2008 to 2013, and as Director of Corporate Development from 2000 to 2008. Mr. Kinzley has 18 years of experience with the Company.

Jennifer Landis

Ms. Jennifer Landis serves as Chief Human Resource Officer, Senior Vice President of the Company. She served as Vice President of Human Resources from April 2016 through January 2017, Director of Corporate Human Resources and Talent Management from 2013 to April 2016, and Director of Organization Development from 2008 to 2013. Ms. Landis has 16 years of experience with the Company.

Scott Buchholz

Mr. Scott A. Buchholz serves as Senior Vice President, Chief Information Officer of the Company. Prior to joining the Company, he was Aquila’s Vice President of Information Technology from 2005 until 2008, Six Sigma Deployment Leader/Black Belt from 2004 until 2005, and General Manager, Corporate Information Technology from 2002 until 2004. Mr. Buchholz has 37 years of experience with the Company, including 28 years with Aquila.

Brian Iverson

Mr. Brian G. Iverson is Senior Vice President, General Counsel of the Company. He served as Senior Vice President - Regulatory and Governmental Affairs and Assistant General Counsel from 2014 to April 2016, Vice President and Treasurer from 2011 to 2014, Vice President - Electric Regulatory Services from 2008 to 2011 and as Corporate Counsel from 2004 to 2008. Mr. Iverson has 14 years of experience with the Company.

John Vering

Mr. John B. Vering serves as Independent Director of Black Hills Corp. He is Managing Director of Lone Mountain Investments, Inc., oil and gas investments, since 2002. Partner in Vering Feed Yards LLC, a privately owned agricultural company, since 2010. He Has gained a high level of financial expertise as Managing Director of an entity making oil and gas investments. Has served on our Audit Committee for 8 years. He Serves as our Lead Director. Had a 23-year career with Union Pacific Resources Company in several positions of increasing responsibilities, including Vice President of Canadian Operations.

Michael Madison

Mr. Michael H. Madison serves as an Independent Director of Black Hills Corp. He is Retired. Retired. Former President and Chief Executive Officer and Director of Cleco Corporation, a public utility holding company, from 2005 to 2011. Oversaw financial matters in his role as Chief Executive Officer and Director of a public company. Previously served on our Audit Committee. Served as Chief Executive Officer and Director of Cleco Corporation from 2005 to 2011, and President and Chief Operating Officer of Cleco Power, LLC from 2003 to 2005. He was State President, Louisiana-Arkansas with American Electric Power from 2000 to 2003.

Linda Massman

Ms. Linda K. Massman is Independent Director of the Company. She was President and Chief Executive Officer and Director of Clearwater Paper Corporation, a premier supplier of private label tissue to major retailers and a producer of bleached paperboard, since 2013. Previously, she served as Clearwater’s President and Chief Operating Officer from 2011 to 2013. She is Currently Chief Executive Officer of a public company. Previously served in various other leadership roles with Clearwater Paper. She also served as Group Vice President of Finance and Corporate Planning for SUPERVALU Inc. and a business strategy consultant for Accenture.

Steven Mills

Mr. Steven R. Mills serves as an Independent Director of Black Hills Corp. He is Financial Consultant and Advisor to clients in the private equity, agribusiness, renewable products and financial services fields, since 2013. Served as Chief Financial Officer of Amyris, Inc., an integrated renewable products company, from 2012 to 2013. Also served as Senior Executive Vice President Performance and Growth of Archer Daniels Midland Company, a processor, transporter, buyer and marketer of agricultural products, from 2010 to 2012. More than 35 years of experience in the fields of accounting, corporate finance, strategic planning, and mergers and acquisitions. Served on our Audit Committee for 7 years, including the past 3 years as Audit Chair.

Robert Otto

Lt. Gen. Robert P. Otto is Independent Director of the Company., effective January 1, 2017. He Owner of Bob Otto Consulting LLC, providing services in cyber security, intelligence, and reconnaissance since 2017. He retired from the U.S. Air Force in 2016 as a lieutenant general. He served as a general officer since 2008, culminating as the Air Force Deputy Chief of Staff for Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance. Vast experience in areas spanning cyber security, strategic planning, and financial management from his military career. Serves on our Audit Committee.

Rebecca Roberts

Ms. Rebecca B. Roberts serves as an Independent Director of Black Hills Corp . She is Retired Former President of Chevron Pipe Line Company, a pipeline company transporting crude oil, refined petroleum products, liquefied petroleum gas, natural gas and chemicals within the United States, from 2006 to 2011. President of Chevron Global Power Generation from 2003 to 2006.

Mark Schober

Mr. Mark A. Schober is Independent Director of Black Hills Corp. He is Retired. Former Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of ALLETE, Inc., a public energy company, from 2006 to 2014. He Served as Chief Financial Officer of ALLETE, Inc., a public utility company, from 2006 to 2014. More than 35 years of experience in the utility and energy industry, including an understanding of the regulated business model and unique challenges of the geographic and regulatory environment in which we operate.

Teresa Taylor

Ms. Teresa A. Taylor is an Independent Director of the Company. She is Chief Executive Officer of Blue Valley Advisors, LLC, an advisory firm, since 2011. Former Chief Operating Officer of Qwest Communications, Inc., a telecommunications carrier, from 2009 to 2011. Gained a broad range of experience in her career in areas of strategic planning and execution, technology development, human resources, labor relations and corporate communications. She Served as Chief Operating Officer of Qwest Communications, Inc. where she led the daily operations and a senior management team responsible for 30,000 employees in field support, technical development, sales, marketing, customer support and IT systems. She has also served on several public company and non-profit boards in addition to the ones identified at the left.

Thomas Zeller

Mr. Thomas J. Zeller serves as Independent Director of Black Hills Corp. He is Retired. Former Chief Executive Officer of RESPEC, a technical consulting and services firm with expertise in engineering, information technologies, and water and natural resources specializing in emerging environmental protection protocols, in 2011 and served as President from 1995 to 2011. He Oversaw financial matters in his roles as Chief Executive Officer, President and Vice President of Finance for a large technical consulting and services firm. He served on our Audit Committee for 11 years, including serving as the Audit Committee Chair for 4 years. He Previously served as our Lead Director from 2010 to February 2016. Executive leader at a global technical consulting firm. He has served on several non-profit boards.

Jerome Nichols

Basic Compensation

Name Fiscal Year Total

David Emery

5,563,940

Linden Evans

2,017,380

Richard Kinzley

1,272,410

Jennifer Landis

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Scott Buchholz

1,151,710

Brian Iverson

965,487

John Vering

197,500

Michael Madison

182,500

Linda Massman

167,500

Steven Mills

182,500

Robert Otto

169,166

Rebecca Roberts

182,500

Mark Schober

170,000

Teresa Taylor

167,500

Thomas Zeller

175,000

Jerome Nichols

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As Of  31 Dec 2017