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Helix Energy Solutions Group Inc (HLX.N)

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

William Transier

63 2017 Chairman of the Board

Owen Kratz

63 2017 President, Chief Executive Officer, Director

Erik Staffeldt

46 2017 Chief Financial Officer, Senior Vice President, Principal Accounting Officer

Scott Sparks

44 2016 Chief Operating Officer, Executive Vice President

Alisa Johnson

60 2008 Executive Vice President, General Counsel, Corporate Secretary

Amerino Gatti

47 2018 Independent Director

John Lovoi

57 2003 Independent Director

Nancy Quinn

64 2009 Independent Director

Jan Rask

2012 Independent Director

James Watt

68 2006 Independent Director

Biographies

Name Description

William Transier

Mr. William L. Transier is Chairman of the Board of Helix Energy Solutions Group, Inc. He is Chief Executive Officer of Transier Advisors, LLC, an independent advisory firm providing services to energy companies facing stressed operational situations, turnaround, restructuring or in need of interim executive leadership. He was co-founder of Endeavour International Corporation, an international oil and gas exploration and production company. He served as non-executive Chairman of Endeavour’s Board of Directors from December of 2014 until November of 2015. He served until December of 2014 as Chairman, Chief Executive Officer and President of Endeavour and as its Co-Chief Executive Officer from its formation in February of 2004 through September of 2006. Mr. Transier served as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Ocean Energy, Inc. from March of 1999 to April of 2003 and prior to that, Mr. Transier served in various positions of increasing responsibility with Seagull Energy Corporation. Before his tenure with Seagull, Mr. Transier served in various roles including partner in the audit department and head of the Global Energy practice of KPMG LLP from June of 1986 to April of 1996. Since May of 2016, Mr. Transier has been a member of the Board of Directors of CHC Group Ltd., and since August of 2014 Mr. Transier has been a member of the Board of Directors of Paragon Offshore plc. From December of 2006 to December of 2012, Mr. Transier was a member of the Board of Directors of Cal Dive International, Inc. a publicly traded company that was formerly a subsidiary of Helix. He served as Lead Director of Cal Dive from May of 2009 until December of 2012. Mr. Transier graduated from the University of Texas with a B.B.A. in accounting and has an M.B.A. from Regis University.

Owen Kratz

Mr. Owen E. Kratz is President, Chief Executive Officer, Director of Helix Energy Solutions Group, Inc. He was named Executive Chairman in October of 2006 and served in that capacity until February 2008 when he resumed the position of President and Chief Executive Officer. He served as Helix’s Chief Executive Officer from April 1997 until October 2006. Mr. Kratz served as President from 1993 until February 1999, and has served as a Director since 1990 (including as Chairman of the Board from May 1998 to July 2017). He served as Chief Operating Officer from 1990 through 1997. Mr. Kratz joined Cal Dive International, Inc. (now known as Helix) in 1984 and held various offshore positions, including saturation diving supervisor, and management responsibility for client relations, marketing and estimating. From 1982 to 1983, Mr. Kratz was the owner of an independent marine construction company operating in the Bay of Campeche. Prior to 1982, he was a superintendent for Santa Fe and various international diving companies, and a diver in the North Sea. From February 2006 to December 2011, Mr. Kratz was a member of the Board of Directors of Cal Dive International, Inc., a publicly traded company, which was formerly a subsidiary of Helix. Mr. Kratz has a Bachelor of Science degree from State University of New York (SUNY).

Erik Staffeldt

Mr. Erik Staffeldt is Chief Financial Officer, Senior Vice President, Principal Accounting Officer of the Company. He has served as Director — Corporate Accounting from August 2011 until March 2013, Director of Finance from March 2013 until February 2014, Finance and Treasury Director February 2014 until July 2015, and Vice President — Finance and Accounting from July 2015 to June 2017. Mr. Staffeldt was also designated as Helix’s “principal accounting officer” for purposes of the Securities Act of 1933, the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 and the rules and regulations promulgated thereunder in July 2015. Mr. Staffeldt served in various financial and accounting capacities prior to joining Helix and has over 22 years of experience in the energy industry. Mr. Staffeldt is a graduate of the University of Notre Dame with a BBA in Accounting and an MBA from Loyola University in New Orleans, and is a Certified Public Accountant.

Scott Sparks

Mr. Scott Andrew Sparks is Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of the Company. He served as Executive Vice President — Operations of Helix from May 2015 until February 2016. From October 2012 until May 2015, he was Vice President — Commercial and Strategic Development of Helix. He has also served in various positions within Helix’s robotics subsidiary, Canyon Offshore, Inc., including as Senior Vice President from 2007 to September 2012. Mr. Sparks has over 27 years of experience in the subsea industry, including Operations Manager and Vessel Superintendent at Global Marine Systems and BT Marine Systems.

Alisa Johnson

Ms. Alisa B. Johnson is Executive Vice President, General Counsel, Corporate Secretary of Helix Energy Solutions Group Inc. She joined Helix as Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary of Helix in September 2006. Ms. Johnson oversees the legal, human resources and contracts and insurance functions. Ms. Johnson has been involved with the energy industry for over 27 years. Prior to joining Helix, Ms. Johnson worked for Dynegy Inc. for nine years, at which company she held various legal positions of increasing responsibility, including Senior Vice President and Group General Counsel — Generation. From 1990 to 1997, Ms. Johnson held various legal positions at Destec Energy, Inc., and prior to that Ms. Johnson was in private law practice. Ms. Johnson received her Bachelor of Arts degree Cum Laude from Rice University and her law degree Cum Laude from the University of Houston.

Amerino Gatti

Mr. Amerino Gatti is Independent Director of the Company. Mr. Gatti is currently the Chief Executive Officer and a member of the board of directors of Team, Inc., which provides specialty industrial services, including inspection and assessment, required in maintaining and installing high-pressure piping systems and vessels utilized in the refining, petrochemical, power, pipeline and other heavy industries.

John Lovoi

Mr. John V. Lovoi is an Independent Director of Helix Energy Solutions Group, Inc., since February 20, 2003. He is a founder and Managing Partner of JVL Partners, a private oil and gas investment partnership. Mr. Lovoi served as head of Morgan Stanley’s global oil and gas investment banking practice from 2000 to 2002 and was a leading oilfield services and equipment research analyst for Morgan Stanley from 1995 to 2000. Prior to joining Morgan Stanley in 1995, he spent two years as a senior financial executive at Baker Hughes and four years as an energy investment banker with Credit Suisse First Boston. Mr. Lovoi also serves as Chairman of the Board of Directors of Dril-Quip, Inc., a provider of offshore drilling and production equipment to the global oil and gas business, and as Chairman of Epsilon Energy Ltd., an exploration and production company focused in the Marcellus shale play in the Northeast United States. Mr. Lovoi is also a member of the Board of Directors of Roan Resources, a private exploration and production company in the Anadarko Basin of Oklahoma. Mr. Lovoi graduated from Texas A&M University with a Bachelor of Science degree in chemical engineering and received an M.B.A. from the University of Texas. As a result of these professional experiences, Mr. Lovoi possesses particular financial knowledge and experience in financial matters including capital market transactions, strategic financial planning (including risk assessment), and analysis that strengthen the Board’s collective qualifications, skills and experience.

Nancy Quinn

Ms. Nancy K. Quinn is an Independent Director of Helix Energy Solutions Group, Inc., since February 27, 2009. Ms. Quinn has been an independent energy consultant since July of 1996 and resides in Key Biscayne, Florida. Ms. Quinn provides senior financial and strategic advice, primarily to clients in the energy and natural resources industries. Ms. Quinn has worked in the financial industry for over 30 years, specializing in financial restructuring, strategic advice, and mergers and acquisitions for a broad range of energy and natural resource companies. Ms. Quinn gained extensive experience in independent exploration and production, as well as in diversified natural gas and oilfield service sectors, while holding leadership positions at such firms as PaineWebber Incorporated and Kidder, Peabody & Co. Incorporated, as well as energy industry private equity investment and mergers and acquisitions experience in a senior advisory role with Beacon Group. Ms. Quinn currently serves as a director and chair of the Human Resources Committee and member and former chair of the Audit Committee of Atmos Energy Corporation, a natural gas distribution, intrastate pipeline and marketing company. Ms. Quinn served as a director and chair of the Audit Committee of Endeavour International Corporation, an international oil and gas exploration and production company until November of 2015. Ms. Quinn was also previously a member of the boards of Louis Dreyfus Natural Gas and Deep Tech International. Ms. Quinn graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from Louisiana State University and an M.B.A. from the University of Arkansas. As a result of her professional experiences, Ms. Quinn possesses particular knowledge and experience in accounting and finance, including experience with capital market transactions and investments.

Jan Rask

Mr. Jan Rask is an Independent Director of Helix Energy Solutions Group, Inc., since August 23, 2012. He has been an independent investor since July of 2007. Since August of 2017, Mr. Rask has been a director of Borr Drilling Limited, which owns and operates a fleet of jack-up rigs for international drilling. Mr. Rask was President, Chief Executive Officer and Director of TODCO from July of 2002 to July of 2007. Mr. Rask was Managing Director, Acquisitions and Special Projects, of Pride International, Inc., a contract drilling company, from September of 2001 to July of 2002. From July of 1996, Mr. Rask was President, Chief Executive Officer and a director of Marine Drilling Companies, Inc., a contract drilling company, until the acquisition of Marine Drilling Companies, Inc. by Pride International, Inc. Mr. Rask served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Arethusa (Off-Shore) Limited from May of 1993 until the acquisition of Arethusa (Off-Shore) Limited by Diamond Offshore Drilling, Inc. in May of 1996. Mr. Rask joined Arethusa Offshore, (ASE) Limited’s principal operating subsidiary in 1990 as its President and Chief Executive Officer. Mr. Rask holds a Bachelor of Economics and Business Administration from the Stockholm School of Economics and Business Administration. Mr. Rask has worked in the shipping and offshore industry for approximately 30 years and has held a number of positions of progressive responsibility in finance, chartering and operations. Mr. Rask possesses particular knowledge and experience in the offshore oil and gas contract drilling industry. Mr. Rask also has extensive knowledge in international operations, leadership of complex organizations and other aspects of operating a major corporation that strengthen the Board’s collective qualifications, skills and experience.

James Watt

Mr. James A. Watt is an Independent Director of Helix Energy Solutions Group, Inc., since July 2006. In November of 2015, Mr. Watt became Chief Restructuring Officer, President and CEO and a director of Warren Resources, Inc. In June of 2016, Warren Resources filed a voluntary petition for reorganization under Chapter 11 of the U.S. Bankruptcy Code in the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of Texas. In October of 2016, Warren Resources completed its reorganization and emerged from Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection. At that time, Mr. Watt became and continues as President, CEO and a director of the private domestic onshore oil and gas exploration and development company. Mr. Watt was CEO, President and a director of Dune Energy, Inc., an oil and gas exploration and development company from April of 2007 until September of 2015. Mr. Watt served as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Maverick Oil and Gas, Inc., an independent oil and gas exploration and production company from August of 2006 until March of 2007. He was the Chief Executive Officer of Remington Oil and Gas Corporation from February of 1998 and the Chairman of Remington from May of 2003 until Helix acquired Remington in July of 2006. Mr. Watt also served on Remington’s Board of Directors from September of 1997 to July of 2006. Mr. Watt served as a director of Pacific Energy Resources, Ltd. from May of 2006 until January of 2010. Mr. Watt served on the board of Bonanza Creek Energy, Inc. from August of 2012 until April of 2017. He graduated from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute with a Bachelor of Science in physics.

Basic Compensation

Name Fiscal Year Total

William Transier

437,850

Owen Kratz

5,657,320

Erik Staffeldt

799,911

Scott Sparks

1,835,420

Alisa Johnson

1,783,900

Amerino Gatti

--

John Lovoi

342,810

Nancy Quinn

324,000

Jan Rask

355,001

James Watt

323,750
As Of  31 Dec 2017