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National Fuel Gas Co (NFG.N)

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

David Smith

64 2017 Independent Chairman of the Board

Ronald Tanski

65 2014 President, Chief Executive Officer, Director

David Bauer

48 2016 Principal Financial Officer, Treasurer, President of Supply Corporation

Carl Carlotti

62 2016 President - Distribution Corporation

John McGinnis

57 2016 President - Seneca Resources Corporation

John Pustulka

65 2016 Chief Operating Officer

Paula Ciprich

57 2015 Senior Vice President, General Counsel, Secretary, Secretary of Distribution Corporation

Ronald Kraemer

61 2016 Senior Vice President - Supply Corporation, President - Empire Pipeline, Inc.

Karen Camiolo

58 2004 Controller and Principal Accounting Officer

Ann Wegrzyn

59 2017 Chief Information Officer

Donna DeCarolis

58 2007 Vice President - Business Development

Stephen Ewing

74 2017 Lead Independent Director

Philip Ackerman

74 2010 Independent Director

David Carroll

61 2012 Independent Director

Steven Finch

2018 Independent Director

Joseph Jaggers

64 2015 Independent Director

Jeffrey Shaw

59 2014 Independent Director

Thomas Skains

61 2016 Independent Director

Brian Welsch

2015 Director of Investor Relations

Biographies

Name Description

David Smith

Mr. David F. Smith is Independent Chairman of the Board of the Company. Mr. Smith has been Chairman of the Board of the Company since March 2010 (from March 2013 through March 2014 he served as Executive Chairman of the Board). He also served as Chief Executive Officer of the Company from February 2008 until March 2013; as President of the Company from February 2006 through June 2010; as Chief Operating Officer of the Company from February 2006 to February 2008; and as Vice President of the Company from April 2005 to February 2006. Mr. Smith was Chairman of National Fuel Gas Distribution Corporation (1), National Fuel Gas Supply Corporation (1), Empire Pipeline, Inc. (1) and Seneca Resources Corporation (1) from April of 2008 until March of 2013. He was also previously President from April 2005 to July 2008 and Senior Vice President from June 2000 to April 2005 of National Fuel Gas Supply Corporation (1), and President from July 1999 to April 2005 and Senior Vice President from January 1993 to July 1999 of National Fuel Gas Distribution Corporation (1). Mr. Smith was also President of Empire State Pipeline (1) from April 2005 through July 2008, and President or Chairman of various non-regulated subsidiaries of the Company. He is a Board member of Gas Technology Institute (Executive Committee and Audit Committee), Emeritus Board member of the State University of New York at Buffalo Law School Dean’s Advisory Council, a former director of the American Gas Association and former Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Business Council of New York State.

Ronald Tanski

Mr. Ronald J. Tanski serves as President, Chief Executive Officer, Director of the company. Mr. Tanski has been President and Chief Executive Officer of the Company since March 2013. Mr. Tanski served as President and Chief Operating Officer of the Company from July 2010 to March 2013 and as Treasurer and Principal Financial Officer from April 2004 to July 2010. Mr. Tanski was President of National Fuel Gas Supply Corporation (1) from July 2008 to July 2010 and President of National Fuel Gas Distribution Corporation (1) from February 2006 to July 2008. He was previously Treasurer of those subsidiaries and of Empire Pipeline, Inc. and National Fuel Resources, Inc. (1), as well as Senior Vice President of National Fuel Gas Distribution Corporation (1). Mr. Tanski also served in management roles at Seneca Resources Corporation (1) and other Company subsidiaries, including Empire Exploration, Inc. (merged into Seneca) and Horizon Energy Development, Inc. (sold in 2010). He is a member of the Board of Directors of the Interstate Natural Gas Association of America (“INGAA”) and was INGAA Chairman in 2015. Mr. Tanski is a Director of the American Gas Association and a member of the Council on Accountancy at Canisius College. He also serves as Secretary on the Board of Managers of the Buffalo Museum of Science and as a member of the Executive Committee, and he is a Director of Invest Buffalo Niagara.

David Bauer

Mr. David P. Bauer is a Principal Financial Officer, Treasurer, President of Supply Corporation of the company. He has been President of Supply Corporation since February 2016. Treasurer and Principal Financial Officer of the Company since July 2010. Treasurer of Seneca since April 2015; Treasurer of Distribution Corporation since April 2015; Treasurer of Midstream Corporation since April 2013; Treasurer of Supply Corporation since June 2007; and Treasurer of Empire since June 2007. Mr. Bauer previously served as Assistant Treasurer of Distribution Corporation from April 2004 through March 2015.

Carl Carlotti

Mr. Carl M. Carlotti is President - Distribution Corporation of the Company. Mr. Carlotti previously served as Senior Vice President of Distribution Corporation from January 2008 through January 2016. Mr. Carlotti joined the Company in 1985 and has been Senior Vice President of the Utility since December 2007 and head of the Utility’s Pennsylvania Division since 1993. Carlotti holds a Bachelor of Arts in political science from Gannon University and a law degree from the University of Dayton School of Law. Currently, he serves as a board member for the Energy Association of Pennsylvania, the Pennsylvania Chamber of Business and Industry, and the Erie Regional Chamber and Growth Partnership.

John McGinnis

Mr. John P. McGinnis is President - Seneca Resources Corporation of the Company since May 1, 2016. He previously served as Chief Operating Officer of Seneca Resources Corporation from October 2015 through April 2016 and Senior Vice President of Seneca Resources Corporation from March 2007 through September 2015.

John Pustulka

Mr. John R. Pustulka serves as Chief Operating Officer of the Company since Feb. 1, 2016. Mr. Pustulka previously served as President of Supply Corporation from July 2010 through January 2016. Mr. Pustulka previously served as Senior Vice President of Supply Corporation from July 2001 through June 2010. Pustulka joined the Company in 1974 and has been an officer of National Fuel Gas Supply Corporation since 1990. He has been responsible for the Company’s pipeline and storage projects and operations for many years. He earned a Bachelor of Science in civil engineering from the State University of New York at Buffalo and a Master of Business Administration from Canisius College. Pustulka serves on the Executive Committee and is an Executive Board member of the Interstate Natural Gas Association of America Foundation Inc., a member and past chairman of the Interstate Natural Gas Association of America’s Pipeline Safety Committee and a board member of the Greater Niagara Frontier Council Boy Scouts of America.

Paula Ciprich

Ms. Paula M. Ciprich is Senior Vice President, General Counsel, Secretary of the company. Secretary of Distribution Corporation of the company. She previously served as General Counsel of Distribution Corporation from February 1997 through February 2007 and as Assistant Secretary of Distribution Corporation from February 1997 through June 2008.

Ronald Kraemer

Mr. Ronald C. Kraemer is Senior Vice President - Supply Corporation, President - Empire Pipeline, Inc., a subsidiary of the Company. Mr. Kraemer has been President of Empire Pipeline, Inc. since August 2008 and Senior Vice President of Supply Corporation since June 2016. Mr. Kraemer previously served as Vice President of Supply Corporation from August 2008 through May 2016.

Karen Camiolo

Ms. Karen M. Camiolo is Principal Accounting Officer, Controller of the company since April 2004. She served as Vice President of Distribution Corporation since April 2015; Controller of Midstream Corporation since April 2013; Controller of Empire since June 2007; and Controller of Distribution Corporation and Supply Corporation since April 2004.

Ann Wegrzyn

Mrs. Ann M. Wegrzyn is Chief Information Officer of the Company. Mrs. Wegrzyn previously served as Vice President of Distribution Corporation from December 2010 through January 2017.

Donna DeCarolis

Ms. Donna L. DeCarolis is an Vice President - Business Development of the company. She previously served as President of NFR from January 2005 to October 2007 and as Secretary of NFR from March 2002 to October 2007.

Stephen Ewing

Mr. Stephen E. Ewing is Lead Independent Director of National Fuel Gas Company. Mr. Ewing served as Vice Chairman of DTE Energy Company (“DTE”), a Detroit-based diversified energy company involved in the development and management of energy-related businesses and services nationwide, from November 2005 to December 2006. Two of DTE’s subsidiaries are DTE Electric Company (formerly known as Detroit Edison), one of the nation’s largest electric utilities, and DTE Gas Company (formerly known as Michigan Consolidated Gas Company, or “MichCon”), one of the nation’s largest natural gas local distribution companies. Mr. Ewing also had responsibility for DTE’s exploration and production subsidiary, DTE Gas Resources, with operations in the Antrim and Barnett Shale. He was also, at various times, Group President of the Gas Division at DTE, President and Chief Operating Officer of MCN Energy Group, Inc. (the then parent of MichCon and a company which had utility, pipeline and storage, and exploration and production businesses) and President and Chief Executive Officer of MichCon, until it was acquired by DTE. He was also Chairman of the Board of Directors of the American Gas Association for 2006, a member of the National Petroleum Council, and Chairman of the Midwest Gas Association and the Natural Gas Vehicle Coalition. He is a past Trustee and past Chairman of the Board of The Skillman Foundation, a not-for-profit foundation focused on providing education for low-income children, immediate past Chairman of the Auto Club of Michigan and immediate past Chairman of the Board of the Auto Club Group (“AAA”).

Philip Ackerman

Mr. Philip C. Ackerman is an Independent Director of National Fuel Gas Company. Mr. Ackerman was Chief Executive Officer of the Company from October 2001 to February 2008, Chairman of the Board of the Company from January 2002 to March 2010 and President of the Company from July 1999 to February 2006. Mr. Ackerman also served as the Company’s Principal Financial Officer from 1981 to 2001. He was also President of National Fuel Gas Distribution Corporation (1) from October 1995 to July 1999 and Executive Vice President from June 1989 to October 1995, Executive Vice President of National Fuel Gas Supply Corporation (1) from October 1994 to March 2002, President of Seneca Resources Corporation (1) from June 1989 to October 1996, President of Horizon Energy Development, Inc. (1) from September 1995 to March 2008 and President of certain other non-regulated subsidiaries of the Company from prior to 1992 to March 2008. He is a past Director of the Business Council of New York State, prior Chairman of the Erie County Industrial Development Agency and current member of the Board of Managers of the Buffalo Society of Natural Sciences. Mr. Ackerman is formerly a Director of Associated Electric and Gas Insurance Services Limited, a mutual insurance company that provides insurance coverage and related risk management services to the utility and energy industries.

David Carroll

Mr. David C. Carroll is an Independent Director of the Company. Mr. Carroll is the President and CEO of Gas Technology Institute (“GTI”), a position he has held since 2006. From 2001 through 2006, he served as the Vice President of Business Development for GTI. From 1996 to 2001, he worked for Praxair, Inc., serving as Director of Business Development from 1999 to 2001. Prior to that, Mr. Carroll held positions of increasing responsibility with Liquid Carbonic Industries, a subsidiary of Chicago Bridge & Iron, from 1994 to 1996, and Air Products and Chemicals, Inc. from 1980 to 1994. All of these companies are industrial gas producers and manufacturers. He is a Trustee of the American Gas Foundation, a member of the Governing Board of Stanford University’s Natural Gas Initiative, and a member of the Society of Gas Lighting. He was also Chairman of the steering committee for the 17th International Conference and Exhibition on Liquefied Natural Gas in Houston (2013). In June 2015, Mr. Carroll became President of the International Gas Union as the United States prepares to host the 2018 World Gas Conference in Washington, D.C.

Steven Finch

Mr. Steven C. Finch is Independent Director of the Company. He is the former Plant Manager of the General Motors (“GM”) Tonawanda Engine Plant, one of Western New York’s largest manufacturers with approximately 1,600 employees. Finch, a Western New York native, began his 41-year career with GM in 1976 as a General Motors Institute co-op student at the Chevrolet Gear and Axle Plant in Buffalo, N.Y. Over the course of 30 years, Finch held several assignments with increasing responsibility at various GM facilities outside Buffalo before becoming Tonawanda Engine Plant Manager in 2007. Finch helped navigate the GM workforce through economic downturn and bankruptcy. After a reorganization, he successfully secured the addition of three new engine product lines, ultimately overseeing investments at the plant totaling more than $3 billion during his 10-year tenure. Following his 2017 retirement from GM, Finch joined the Automobile Association of America Western and Central New York as Senior Vice President of Automotive Services.

Joseph Jaggers

Mr. Joseph N. Jaggers is an Independent Director of the Company. Mr. Jaggers is President, Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of Jagged Peak Energy Inc. (“Jagged Peak Energy”), an independent oil and natural gas exploration and production company with operations in the Southern Delaware Basin, a sub-basin of the Permian Basin of West Texas. Before forming Jagged Peak Energy in 2013, Mr. Jaggers served as President and Chief Executive Officer and as director of Ute Energy, LLC, from 2010 until its sale in 2012. From 2006 to 2010, he served as President and Chief Operating Officer of Bill Barrett Corporation. From 2001 to 2006, he was Vice President, Exploration & Production, for Williams Companies. Previously, he served as President and Chief Operating Officer of Barrett Resources, from 2000 until its sale to Williams in August 2001. From 1981 through 2000, he worked for BP Amoco in various domestic and international assignments of increasing responsibility culminating in executive oversight for the Northern North Sea, one of BP’s largest producing assets at the time. Mr. Jaggers is a past President of the Colorado Oil and Gas Association, past Executive Director of the Independent Producers Association of the Mountain State and an inductee into the Rocky Mountain Oil and Gas Hall of Fame.

Jeffrey Shaw

Mr. Jeffrey W. Shaw is an Independent Director of the Company. Mr. Shaw retired as Chief Executive Officer of Southwest Gas Corporation (“Southwest”) on March 1, 2015. He was named Chief Executive Officer and a director of Southwest in 2004 and also served as President of Southwest at various times from 2003 to 2014. Previously Mr. Shaw, a CPA, held various positions at Southwest, including Director of Internal Audit, Controller and Chief Accounting Officer, Vice President/Controller and Chief Accounting Officer, Vice President and Treasurer, Senior Vice President/Finance and Treasurer, and Senior Vice President/Gas Resources and Pricing. He worked for Arthur Anderson & Co. in its Dallas and Las Vegas offices in the audit division prior to joining Southwest Gas in May of 1988. He is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, the Nevada Society of CPAs and the Leadership Las Vegas Alumni Association. Mr. Shaw serves on the Advisory Board of the University of Utah David Eccles School of Business and chairs the Broadcast Leadership Council at Brigham Young University. He is a past Director of Southwest Gas Corporation and the American Gas Association, past Chairman and Director of the Western Energy Institute and past President and Trustee of the Las Vegas Area Council of the Boy Scouts of America.

Thomas Skains

Mr. Thomas E. Skains is an Independent Director of the Company. Mr. Skains is the former Chairman of the Board, Chief Executive Officer and President of Piedmont Natural Gas Company, Inc., serving from 2002 as President and from 2003 as Chairman and CEO, until his retirement in October 2016. Previously, Mr. Skains held various positions at Piedmont, including Chief Operating Officer and Senior Vice President — Marketing and Supply Services. Mr. Skains held positions of increasing responsibility with Transcontinental Gas Pipe Line Corporation, which he joined in 1981 as an attorney and served as corporate and senior Mr. Skains is the former Chairman of the Board, Chief Executive Officer and President of Piedmont Natural Gas Company, Inc., serving from 2002 as President and from 2003 as Chairman and CEO, until his retirement in October 2016. Previously, Mr. Skains held various positions at Piedmont, including Chief Operating Officer and Senior Vice President — Marketing and Supply Services. Mr. Skains held positions of increasing responsibility with Transcontinental Gas Pipe Line Corporation, which he joined in 1981 as an attorney and served as corporate and senior

Brian Welsch

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