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Callon Petroleum Co (CPE.N)

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

L Flury

70 2017 Non-Executive Chairman of the Board

Joseph Gatto

47 2018 President, Chief Executive Officer, Director

James Ulm

53 2017 Chief Financial Officer, Senior Vice President

Gary Newberry

63 2016 Chief Operating Officer, Senior Vice President

Mitzi Conn

49 2016 Chief Accounting Officer, Vice President

Jerry Weant

59 2013 Vice President - Land

Correne Loeffler

41 2017 Treasurer

Barbara Faulkenberry

58 2018 Director

Matthew Bob

60 2014 Independent Director

Michael Finch

62 2014 Independent Director

Larry McVay

70 2007 Independent Director

Anthony Nocchiero

66 2011 Independent Director

James Trimble

69 2014 Independent Director

John Wallace

80 1994 Independent Director

Eric Williams

2016 Manager, Finance

Biographies

Name Description

L Flury

Mr. L. Richard Flury serves as Non-Executive Chairman of the Board of the Company. Prior to 2001, Mr. Flury was appointed to the Board in 2004. In May 2017, with the passing of our then Chairman of the Board, Fred L. Callon, Mr. Flury was selected as the Chairman of the Board. Mr. Flury has been retired since 2001. Prior to 2001, he spent over 30 years with Amoco Corporation, and later, BP p.l.c., most recently as Chief Executive, Gas and Power and Renewables. Prior to Amoco’s merger with BP in 1998, he served in various executive positions, including Chief Executive for Worldwide Exploration and Production and Executive Vice President of Amoco Corporation. Mr. Flury was a member of the Board of QEP Resources, Inc., a publicly traded oil and gas exploration company, from 2010 until 2015, and is also a director and the non-executive Chairman of Chicago Bridge and Iron Company, N.V., a publicly-traded engineering, procurement and construction company. He is a graduate of the University of Victoria (Canada). Mr. Flury has many years of prior experience with a major oil and gas company, as well as continued involvement in the industry through his other directorship positions. Mr. Flury’s vast experience and extensive knowledge of the oil and gas exploration and production (“E&P”) industry and service on other boards of directors, together with his executive-level perspective and strategy-making abilities, strengthen the Board’s collective qualifications, skills and experience, and will continue to prove very beneficial to us.

Joseph Gatto

Mr. Joseph C. Gatto, Jr,, serves as President, Chief Executive Officer, Director of the Company. Mr. Gatto joined the Company in April 2012 as Senior Vice President, Corporate Finance, with responsibility for our capital markets and strategic planning functions, in addition to investor relations activities. Effective March 31, 2014, Mr. Gatto was appointed Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer of the Company and in August, 2016 was promoted to President, while retaining the roles of Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer. In May, 2017 he was promoted to Chief Executive Officer and retained the role as President. Prior to joining Callon, Mr. Gatto was a Managing Director in the energy investment banking groups of Merrill Lynch & Co. and Barclays Capital from July 1997 until February 2009, with involvement in all phases of M&A and capital raising transactions for his clients. In February 2009, he founded MarchWire Capital, LLC, a financial advisory and strategic consulting firm, and subsequently served as Head of Structuring and Execution with Merrill Lynch Commodities, Inc. from January 2010 until November 2011. Mr. Gatto graduated from Cornell University with a BS degree in 1992 and The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania with an MBA in 1997. Mr. Gatto’s experience advising energy companies on strategic and financial matters and leading transactions, as well as his tenure with the Company and knowledge and insight of Callon’s assets, operations, and people, will provide valuable contributions to the Board.

James Ulm

Mr. James P. Ulm is Chief Financial Officer, Senior Vice President of the Company effective date of December 11, 2017. Mr. Ulm has more than 30 years of experience in the energy industry with responsibilities including finance, accounting, strategic planning, M&A, business development and risk management. His most recent position has been as founder and managing partner of New Vista Energy Partners, a private E&P company focused on emerging resource plays in the Permian and Anadarko Basins, from 2015 to 2017. Previously, he served as Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer for three private companies from 2008 to 2015 where he was responsible for financial and accounting management, capital formation, and corporate strategy. Prior to these roles, Mr. Ulm served from 1999-2008 as Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer for Pogo Producing Company, a publicly-traded oil and gas company which had meaningful operations in the Permian Basin. From 1995-1999, he was the Treasurer for Newfield Exploration Company. Earlier in his career, he held finance and accounting leadership roles with American Exploration Company and Tenneco Oil Company. Mr. Ulm holds an M.B.A. and an undergraduate degree in Accounting, both from the University of Texas.

Gary Newberry

Mr. Gary A. Newberry is a Chief Operating Officer, Senior Vice President of the company. In September 2010, Mr. Newberry joined us in April 2010 as Vice President - Production and Development. In September 2010, Mr. Newberry was promoted to Senior Vice President - Operations, and in August 2016 he was promoted to COO. After graduation, he joined Marathon Oil Company as a Production and Drilling Engineer working in Alaska, the Gulf of Mexico, and the Rockies. He held various supervisory and management roles of increasing responsibility over production and drilling operations in the Mid-Continent, Alaska and the Permian Basin. As a Business Unit Leader, Mr. Newberry was responsible for all upstream business activity in Oklahoma, Alaska, and the Rockies and served as Marathon’s Worldwide Operations Manager. Mr. Newberry retired from Marathon Oil Company after 33 years of service. Mr. Newberry graduated from Marietta College in 1977 with a B.S. degree in Petroleum Engineering.

Mitzi Conn

Ms. Mitzi P. Conn is Chief Accounting Officer, Vice President of the Company. Ms. Conn joined us in June 1993 and has been our Corporate Controller since May 2007. Effective March 31, 2014, the Board also appointed Ms. Conn as our Principal Accounting Officer, and in August 2016 she was promoted to Vice President and CAO. Prior to May 2007, she served as Assistant Controller since May 2004 and has held various other positions in our finance and accounting departments. Prior thereto, she was a general accountant for Graham Resources, Inc. Ms. Conn received her B.S. degree in accounting from Southeastern Louisiana University in 1990 and is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the Mississippi Society of Certified Public Accountants.

Jerry Weant

Mr. Jerry A. Weant is Vice President - Land of the Company. Mr. Weant joined Callon from Pioneer Natural Resources, an independent oil and gas company, where he was focused on Midland Basin operations, acting as a liaison with Permian Basin asset teams and coordinating internal efforts for the assessment of horizontal drilling programs. Mr. Weant spent the first 27 years of his career working as a landman in Midland, Texas, including working for Texaco, Inc. Pogo Producing, Inc., as well as other independents. He holds a Bachelor of Business Administration/Petroleum Land Management from the University of Texas and is a Certified Professional Landman and a member of the American Association of Professional Landmen and the Permian Basin Landman’s Association.

Correne Loeffler

Ms. Correne S. Loeffler has been appointed Treasurer of the Company. of December 11, 2017. Ms. Loeffler joined us in April 2017 as the Treasurer. In May 2017 she was appointed as the Interim Chief Financial Officer, where she served until December 2017. Prior to joining she served as an Executive Director with JPMorgan Securities, LLC where she spent ten years in the Corporate Client Banking Group. During her time at JPMorgan, she served as Callon’s Relationship Manager beginning in 2013. Ms. Loeffler graduated with a B.A. degree from Indiana University and received her M.B.A. from The University of Texas.

Barbara Faulkenberry

Maj. Gen. (Ret.) Barbara J. Faulkenberry is Director of the Company. Major General (Ret.) Faulkenberry is a first-time nominee for the Board. General Faulkenberry retired from the U.S. Air Force in 2014 as a Major General (2-stars) after a 32-year career, finishing in the top 150 leaders of a 320,000-person global organization. Her last assignment was as Vice Commander (COO) and interim Commander (CEO) of a 37,000-person organization conducting all global Department of Defense air cargo, passenger, and medical patient movements with 1,100 military aircraft plus contracted commercial aircraft. General Faulkenberry is currently an independent director for USA Truck, a publicly-traded provider of logistics and trucking services across North America, where she serves as chair of the Technology Committee and as a member of the Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee. She is a National Association of Corporate Directors (“NACD”) Board Leadership Fellow and is highly involved with their director-focused education in cyber security to complement her military experience in cyber defenses, both of which contribute to best practices in corporate governance and cyber security. She received a BS degree from the Air Force Academy in 1982, an MBA from Georgia College in 1986, and a Master of National Security from the National Defense University in 1999. She’s also attended strategic-level leadership courses at Harvard, Cambridge, and Syracuse Universities. General Faulkenberry brings to the Company senior leadership experience in the areas of logistics, strategic planning, risk management, technology, cyber security, and leadership development, which we believe qualifies her to serve as a member of our Board.

Matthew Bob

Mr. Matthew Regis Bob is an Independent Director of the Company. Mr. Bob was elected to the Board at the 2014 Annual Meeting. Mr. Bob has been the founder and Managing Member of MB Exploration and affiliated companies since 1994. MB Exploration is engaged in the oil and gas exploration, development and consulting business. Mr. Bob currently serves as President of Eagle Oil and Gas. Mr. Bob also served as President of Hall Phoenix Energy LLC, a privately held oil and gas company, from 2009 to 2011. Prior to forming MB Exploration in 1994, Mr. Bob was Chief Geophysicist at Pitts Oil Company. He began his career at Union Oil Company of California where he held various geological positions. He is a member of the American Association of Petroleum Geologists, the Society of Exploration Geophysicists and the Dallas Petroleum Club, and is a registered Geoscientist in the States of Texas, Mississippi and Louisiana. He holds a B.A. in Geology from St. Louis University, an M.S. in Geology from Memphis University, and is a graduate of Harvard University’s Executive Management Program. Mr. Bob’s extensive knowledge of the oil and gas exploration and production business and technical expertise are an asset to the Board and qualify him as a director.

Michael Finch

Mr. Michael L. Finch is an Independent Director of the Company. Mr. Finch was elected to the Board at the 2015 Annual Meeting. He served as CFO and a member of the Board of Directors of Stone Energy Corporation (“Stone”) from its initial public offering in 1993 until his resignation in 1999. He was affiliated with Stone in a variety of capacities for nineteen years. Prior to his service with Stone, he was employed by Arthur Andersen & Co. in New Orleans, Louisiana from 1976 to 1980. Mr. Finch has been a private investor and a financial consultant in the energy industry since 1999. He was licensed as a Certified Public Accountant in 1978 (inactive status at present), and received a Bachelor of Science in Accounting from the University of South Alabama in 1976. Mr. Finch was an independent director of Petroquest Energy, Inc. from 2003 to 2016, where he served as chairman of the Audit Committee, as a member of the Compensation Committee, and as a member of the Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee. Mr. Finch has extensive financial, accounting and operating experience within our industry, and his background, prior experiences, professional credentials and expertise qualify him as a director and “financial expert.”

Larry McVay

Mr. Larry D. McVay is an Independent Director of the Company. Mr. McVay was appointed to the Board in October 2007. Mr. McVay has been a Managing Director of Edgewater Energy, LLC, a privately held oil and gas investment company, since 2007. From 2003 until 2006, he served as COO of TNK-BP Holding, one of the largest oil producing companies in Russia. From 2000 to 2003, he served as Technology Vice President and Vice President of Health, Safety and Environment for BP. He also led the global E&P Operations Excellence effort for improving the operating efficiency of BP’s upstream operations. Mr. McVay earned a mechanical engineering degree from Texas Tech University, where he was recognized as a Distinguished Engineer in 1995. In January 2008, Mr. McVay became a member of the Board of Directors of Praxair, Inc., an industrial gases company in North and South America, where he serves on the Audit Committee, the Technology, Safety and Sustainability Committee and is chairman of the Finance & Pension Committee. Mr. McVay is also a member of the Board of Directors of Chicago Bridge and Iron, N.V., a publicly traded engineering, procurement, and construction company, where he serves on the Audit Committee, the Strategic Initiatives Committee and is the chairman of the Corporate Governance Committee. Mr. McVay has been directly involved in nearly all aspects of the oil and gas industry, including drilling, production, finance, environmental risk, and safety. We believe that this experience and his knowledge of the E&P industry, particularly in the Permian Basin, as well as service on other boards of directors, provides invaluable insight in the development of our long-term strategies, qualifying him for service on our Board.

Anthony Nocchiero

Mr. Anthony J. Nocchiero is an Independent Director of the Company. Since 2010, Mr. Nocchiero was first elected to the Board in March 2011. Since 2010, Mr. Nocchiero has been retired. From April 2007 until September 2010, Mr. Nocchiero held the position of senior vice president and Chief Financial Officer for CF Industries, Inc. From July 2005 until March 2007, he was the Vice President and CFO for Merisant Worldwide, Inc. From January 2002 to July 2005, Mr. Nocchiero was self-employed as an advisor and private consultant. From January 1999 until December 2001, Mr. Nocchiero served as Vice President and CFO of BP Chemicals, the global petrochemical business of BP p.l.c. Prior to that, he spent twenty-four years with Amoco Corporation in various financial and management positions, including service as Amoco’s Vice President and controller from April 1998 to January 1999. Mr. Nocchiero holds a B.S. degree in chemical engineering from Washington University in St. Louis and an M.B.A. degree from the Kellogg Graduate School of Management at Northwestern University. Mr. Nocchiero has previous experience serving as a member of the Board of Directors of various public and private companies, including Terra Nitrogen LP, Keytrade AG, Vysis Corporation and the Chicago Chamber of Commerce. Mr. Nocchiero brings to Callon a broad knowledge of the oil and gas industry, extensive experience with finance and M&A transactions, and accounting and financial management background that qualify him as a “financial expert,” all which make him a meaningful contributor to our Board.

James Trimble

Mr. James Moore Trimble is an Independent Director of the Company. Mr. Trimble was appointed to the Board of Directors of Stone Energy Corporation (NYSE: SGY) in March 2017 and then appointed interim Chief Executive Officer and President effective April 28, 2017. Mr. Trimble served as CEO and President of PDC Energy, Inc. from 2011 until his retirement effective January 1, 2015. Mr. Trimble was an officer of PDC in September 2013 when twelve partnerships for which PDC was the managing general partner each filed for bankruptcy in the federal bankruptcy court, Northern District of Texas, Dallas Division. From 2005 until 2010, Mr. Trimble was Managing Director of Grand Gulf Energy, Limited, a public company traded on the Australian Securities Exchange, and President and CEO of Grand Gulf’s U.S. subsidiary Grand Gulf Energy Company LLC, an exploration and development company focused primarily on drilling in mature basins in Texas, Louisiana and Oklahoma. From 2000 through 2002, Mr. Trimble was CEO of Elysium Energy, a privately held oil and gas company. Prior to this, he was Senior Vice President of Exploration and Production for Cabot Oil and Gas, a publicly traded independent energy company. Mr. Trimble was hired in July 2002 as CEO of TexCal (formerly Tri-Union Development) to manage a distressed oil and gas company through bankruptcy, and that company filed for Chapter 11 reorganization within 45 days after the date that Mr. Trimble accepted such employment. He successfully managed the company through its exit from bankruptcy in 2004. Mr. Trimble currently serves on the Board of Directors of Crestone Peak Resources LLC (a private company operation in the DJ Basin of Colorado) since December 2016. Mr. Trimble previously served on the boards of PDC Energy from 2009 until June 2016, C&J Energy Services LTD from March of 2016 to January 2017 to assist with it Chapter 11 process, Seisgen Exploration LLC, a small private exploration and production company operating in southern Texas, from 2008 to 2015.

John Wallace

Mr. John C. Wallace is an Independent Director of the Company. He is a Chartered Accountant having qualified with PricewaterhouseCoopers in Canada in 1963, after which he joined Baring Brothers & Co., Limited in London, England. Prior to his retirement in December 2010, Mr. Wallace served for over twenty-five years as Chairman of Fred. Olsen Ltd., a London-based corporation that he joined in 1968 and which specializes in the business of shipping, renewable energy and property development. He received his B. Comm degree majoring in Accounting and Economics from McGill University in 1959. In November 2004, he successfully completed the International Uniform Certified Public Accountant Qualification Examination and has received a CPA Certificate from the State of Illinois. Mr. Wallace is also retired from the Board of Directors of Bonheur ASA, Oslo, a publicly-traded shipping company, with interests in offshore energy services and renewable energy. In May 2012, Mr. Wallace was appointed as a non-executive director to the Board of Directors of Siem Offshore Inc., a publicly traded shipping company in Norway with a fleet of vessels active in the offshore energy sector, and for which he is a member of the Audit Committee. As a result of his association with Fred Olsen, Ltd. and various associated or related companies, Mr. Wallace has extensive financial and accounting experience in not only the oil and gas industry, but in a number of other related industries, qualifying him as “financial expert.”

Eric Williams

Basic Compensation

Name Fiscal Year Total

L Flury

315,000

Joseph Gatto

3,826,380

James Ulm

1,058,980

Gary Newberry

3,851,700

Mitzi Conn

774,115

Jerry Weant

809,708

Correne Loeffler

882,253

Barbara Faulkenberry

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Matthew Bob

210,000

Michael Finch

195,000

Larry McVay

205,000

Anthony Nocchiero

205,000

James Trimble

195,000

John Wallace

215,000

Eric Williams

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As Of  31 Dec 2017