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Pyxis Tankers Inc (PXS.OQ)

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Valentios Valentis

48 Chairman of the Board, Chief Executive Officer

Henry Williams

59 2015 Chief Financial Officer, Treasurer

Konstantinos Lytras

50 Chief Operating Officer

Antonios Backos

45 2012 Senior Vice President for Corporate Development, General Counsel and Secretary

Robin Das

42 Non-Executive Independent Director

Robert Ladd

59 Non-Executive Independent Director

Basil Mavroleon

67 Non-Executive Independent Director

Aristides Pittas

55 Non-Executive Independent Director

Biographies

Name Description

Valentios Valentis

Mr. Valentios (Eddie) Valentis is Chairman of the Board, Chief Executive Officer of the company. He has over 25 years of shipping industry experience, including owning, operating and managing tankers. He has served as Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of Pyxis’ board of directors since its inception. In 2007, Mr. Valentis founded and is the president of Maritime. In 2001, Mr. Valentis was appointed Managing Director of KONKAR SHIPPING AGENCIES S.A., a drybulk operator based in Greece, which is a position he continues to hold. From 1998 to 2001, Mr. Valentis was the Commercial Manager for Loucas G. Matsas Salvage & Towage. From 1996 through 1998, Mr. Valentis worked as a dry cargo chartering broker for N. Cotzias Shipping. From 1989 to 1995, Mr. Valentis was involved in the operation of his family’s drybulk vessels. Since 2013, Mr. Valentis has also served as a member of the Greek Committee of NKK Classification Society. Mr. Valentis has an MBA from Southern New Hampshire University and a B.Sc. from Landsdowne College, London. Mr. Valentis also holds a Captain’s diploma from the Aspropyrgos Naval Academy in Greece.

Henry Williams

Mr. Henry P. Williams is Chief Financial Officer, Treasurer of the company. Since August 5, 2015. Mr. Williams has approximately 35 years of commercial, investment and merchant banking experience. Since February 2015, he served as a financial consultant to, and following the completion of the Merger will be employed by, Maritime and its affiliates. From March 2014 to January 2015, Mr. Williams was Managing Director, Head of Maritime, Energy Services & Infrastructure (U.S.) investment banking for Canaccord Genuity Inc. From August 2012 to February 2014, Mr. Williams was a Senior Advisor to North Sea Securities LLC, a boutique advisory firm in New York. From November 2010 to June 2012, Mr. Williams was Managing Director, Global Sector Head, Shipping of Nordea Markets in Oslo, Norway and Head of its U.S. Investment Banking division in New York. From 1992 until 2010, Mr. Williams was employed by Oppenheimer & Co. Inc., lastly as Managing Director, Head of Energy & Transportation of its investment banking division. Mr. Williams has an MBA in Finance from New York University Leonard N. Stern School of Business and a BA in Economics and Business Administration from Rollins College.

Konstantinos Lytras

Mr. Konstantinos Lytras is Chief Operating Officer of the company. Mr. Lytras has also served as Maritime’s financial director since September 2008. Prior to joining Maritime, from 2007 through 2008, Mr. Lytras served as Managing Director and Co-Founder of Navbulk Shipping S.A., a start-up shipping company focused on dry bulk vessels. From 2002 through 2007, Mr. Lytras worked as Financial Director of Neptune Lines Shipping and Managing Enterprises S.A. Mr. Lytras served as Financial Controller of Dioryx Maritime Corp. and Liquimar Tankers Management Inc. from 1996 through 2002. Mr Lytras worked as a Financial Assistant from 1992 to 1994 at Inchcape Shipping Services. Mr. Lytras earned a B.A. in Business Administration from Technological Institute of Piraeus and a B.S. in Economics from the University of Athens.

Antonios Backos

Mr. Antonios C. Backos is Senior Vice President for Corporate Development, General Counsel and Secretary of the company. Since October 2012, Mr. Backos has also been the Executive Director of AB Management LLC, a private consulting firm providing transactional advisory services to international ultra-high net worth families and their affiliates primarily in the shipping and natural resources sectors. He has been serving as a consultant to Pyxis’s affiliates since June 2013. Mr. Backos was a partner focusing on capital markets, private equity, mergers & acquisitions and other corporate cross-border transactions at the international law firms of Watson, Farley & Williams LLP from 2008 to 2012, Orrick Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP from 2006 to 2008 and Healy & Baillie LLP from 2005 to 2006. Mr. Backos commenced his corporate legal career in 1997 and worked until 2005 at the New York and London offices of international law firm Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP. Mr. Backos has a B.S. (Wharton School of Business) and a B.A. from the University of Pennsylvania and graduate degrees from the London School of Economics (M.Sc.) and the University of Michigan Law School (J.D.). Mr. Backos is a member of the New York Bar, the Connecticut Maritime Association and the Maritime Law Association of the United States.

Robin Das

Mr. Robin P. Das is Non-Executive Independent Director of the company. He has worked in shipping finance and investment banking since 1995. He is the founder and has been a director of Auld Partners Ltd, a boutique shipping and finance focused advisory firm since 2013. From 2011 to 2012, Mr. Das was Managing Director (partner) of Navigos Capital Management, an asset management firm established to focus on the shipping sector. From 2005 until October 2011, Mr. Das was Global Head of Shipping at HSH Nordbank, then the largest lender globally to the shipping industry. Before joining HSH in 2005, he was Head of Shipping at WestLB and prior to that time, Mr. Das was joint Head of European Shipping at J.P. Morgan. Mr. Das holds a BSc (Honours) degree from the University of Strathclyde.

Robert Ladd

Mr. Robert B. Ladd is Non-Executive Independent Director of the company. Mr. Ladd was appointed President and CEO of MGT Capital Investments, Inc. (NYSE: MGT) in January 2012. From 2006 to 2012, Mr. Ladd served on the board of directors of Delcath Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: DCTH) and from 2007 to 2009, he served on the board of directors of InFocus Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: INFS). Mr. Ladd is also the managing member of Laddcap Value Advisors, LLC, which serves as the investment manager for various private partnerships, including Laddcap Value Partners LP. From 2002 to 2003, Mr. Ladd was a Managing Director at Neuberger Berman, a large international money management firm catering to individuals and institutions. From 1992 through November 2002, Mr. Ladd was a portfolio manager for various high net worth clients of Neuberger Berman. Prior to this experience, Mr. Ladd was a securities analyst at Neuberger from 1988 through 1992. Mr. Ladd has earned his designation as a Chartered Financial Analyst in 1986. Mr. Ladd holds a B.S. from the University of Pennsylvania and an MBA from Northwestern University.

Basil Mavroleon

Mr. Basil G. Mavroleon is Non-Executive Independent Director of the company. Mr. Mavroleon has been in the shipping industry for over 40 years. In 1970, Mr. Mavroleon joined Charles R. Weber company, Inc., one of the oldest and largest tanker brokerages and marine consultants in the United States. Mr. Mavroleon was Managing Director of Charles R. Weber Company, Inc. for 25 years and Manager of the Projects Group for 5 years. Mr. Mavroleon now serves as Managing Director of WeberSeas (Hellas) S. A., a comprehensive sale and purchase, newbuilding. marine projects and ship finance brokerage in Athens, Greece. Mr. Mavroleon served as a Director of Genco Shipping and Trading Limited from 1997 until 2014 and is a Director of Baltic Trading Limited, (NYSE: BALT). Since its inception in 2003 through its liquidation in 2005, Mr. Mavroleon served as Chairman of Azimuth Fund Management (Jersey) Limited, a hedge fund that dealt with tanker freight forward agreements and derivatives. Mr. Mavroleon is a member of the Baltic Exchange, is on the board of the Associate Membership Committee of INTERTANKO, a member of the Association of Ship Brokers and Agents, a member of the Hellenic Shipbrokers Association, is on the Advisory Board of NAMMA(North American Maritime Ministry Association), is Director Emeritus of NAMEPA (North American Marine Environmental Protection Association), and is the Chairman of World scale Association (NYC) INC. Mr. Mavroleon is a member of the Hellenic Chamber of Commerce, the Connecticut Maritime Association (CMA), NYMAR (New York Maritime Inc.), an Honorary Director of the Maritime Foundation Knowledge Center and an Associate Member of the Greek Shipping Hall of Fame Academy and a Trustee of The Maritime Aquarium at Norwalk. He was educated at Windham College, Putney Vermont.

Aristides Pittas

Mr. Aristides J. Pittas is Non-Executive Independent Director of the company. Mr. Pittas has more than 30 years of shipping industry experience. Since May 2005, he has been a member of board of directors and the chairman and chief executive officer of Euroseas Ltd. (NASDAQ: ESEA), an independent shipping company that operates in the drybulk and container shipping industry. Since 1997, Mr. Pittas has also been the President of Eurochart, Euroseas’ affiliate, which is a shipbroking company specializing in chartering, selling and purchasing ships. Since January 1995, Mr. Pittas has been the President and Managing Director of Eurobulk, Euroseas’ affiliated ship management company. Eurobulk is a ship management company that provides ocean transportation services. Mr. Pittas has a B.Sc. in Marine Engineering from University of Newcastle Upon Tyne and a M.Sc. in both Ocean Systems Management and Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.