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SJW Group (SJW.N)

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Eric Thornburg

2017 President, Chief Executive Officer, Director

James Lynch

57 2010 Chief Financial Officer, Treasurer

Andrew Walters

46 2014 Chief Administrative Officer

D.M. Leal

50 2013 Vice President, of Human Resources

Craig Giordano

60 2013 Vice President-engineering

C.A. Rayer

47 2016 Vice President, Operations

J.B Tang

46 2014 Vice President-Government relations and corporate communication.

Wendy Avila-Walker

53 2009 Controller of San Jose Water Company

Dana Drysdale

61 2000 Vice President - Information System of San Jose Water Company

Andrew Gere

50 2015 Chief Operating Officer of San Jose Water Company

Palle Jensen

57 2011 Senior Vice President - Regulatory Affairs of San Jose Water Company

S. Papazian

41 2014 Corporate Secretary- General counsel

George Moss

85 2012 Lead Independent Director

Katharine Armstrong

64 2009 Independent Director

Walter Bishop

65 2012 Independent Director

Douglas King

74 2003 Independent Director

Gregory Landis

65 2016 Independent Director

Debra Man

63 2016 Independent Director

Daniel More

60 2015 Independent Director

Robert Van Valer

67 2006 Independent Director

Biographies

Name Description

Eric Thornburg

Mr. Eric W. Thornburg has been appointed as President, Chief Executive Officer, Director of the Company, with effective from November 6, 2017. Mr. Thornburg, a well-recognized leader and veteran in the water utility industry, has served for the last 10 years as the President and Chief Executive Officer of Connecticut Water Service, Inc. Mr. Thornburg also served as President of Missouri-American Water, a subsidiary of American Water Works Corporation from 2000 to 2004. Prior to that, he served as Central Region Vice President-External Affairs for American Water Works Corporation.

James Lynch

Mr. James P. Lynch is Chief Financial Officer, Treasurer of the Company. Mr. Lynch SJW Group—Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer. Mr. Lynch has served as Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer since October 2010. He is also Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer of San Jose Water Company, SJW Land Company, SJWTX, Inc. and Texas Water Alliance Limited. Prior to joining the Corporation, Mr. Lynch was an Audit Partner with KPMG LLP. Mr. Lynch was with KPMG LLP for 26 years. Mr. Lynch is a certified public accountant.

Andrew Walters

Mr. Andrew F. Walters is Chief Administrative Officer of the Company. Mr. Walters San Jose Water Company—Chief Administrative Officer. Mr. Walters has served as Chief Administrative Officer since January 31, 2014. Prior to joining San Jose Water Company, Mr. Walters was a managing director and a senior acquisitions officer in the Infrastructure Investments Group of JP Morgan Asset Management from January 2009 to June 2013.

D.M. Leal

Ms. D.M. Leal is a Vice President, Human Resources of the Company. Ms. Leal has served as Vice President of Human Resources since 2013. From 2001 to 2013, Ms. Leal was Director of Human Resources. From 2000 to 2001, Ms. Leal was employed as a Human Resources Manager at Micrel Semiconductor, Inc. From 1989 to 2000, Ms. Leal worked in various capacities for San Jose Water Company.

Craig Giordano

Mr. Craig S. Giordano is Vice President, Engineering of the Company. Mr. Giordano San Jose Water Company—Vice President, Engineering. Mr. Giordano has served as Vice President of Engineering since April 2013. From June 2007 to April 2013, Mr. Giordano was Chief Engineer. From August 2000 to June 2007, Mr. Giordano was Director of Engineering and Construction. From January 1994 to August 2000, Mr. Giordano was Assistant Chief Engineer. Mr. Giordano has been with San Jose Water Company since 1994.

C.A. Rayer

Mr. C.A. Rayer is a Vice President, Operations of the Company. Mr Rayer San Jose Water Company—Vice President, Operations. Mr. Rayer has served as Vice President of Operations since March 2016 and as Director of Operations from 2014 until March 2016. From 2006 to 2014, Mr. Rayer was the Manager of Operations and from 2001 to 2006 he served as the Operations Superintendent. From 1993 to 2001, Mr. Rayer worked in various capacities for San Jose Water Company.

J.B Tang

Mr. J.B Tang is a Vice President-Government relations and corporate communication of the Company. Mr. Tang San Jose Water Company—Vice President, Government Relations and Corporate Communications. Mr. Tang has served as Vice President of Government Relations and Corporate Communications since October 2014. From 2012 to October 2014, Mr. Tang was Director of Government Relations and Corporate Communications. From 2009 to 2011, Mr. Tang was Manager of Government Relations and Corporate Communications.

Wendy Avila-Walker

Ms. Wendy L. Avila-Walker is Controller of San Jose Water Company. Ms. Avila-Walker has served as Controller of San Jose Water Company since September 2009. Ms. Avila-Walker is also Controller of SJW Group since October 2014. From August 2008 to September 2009, Ms. Avila-Walker served as Director of Compliance. From May 2005 to May 2008, Ms. Avila-Walker served as Director of Reporting and Finance.

Dana Drysdale

Mr. Dana R. Drysdale is Vice President, Information Systems at SJW Corp., Mr. Drysdale San Jose Water Company—Vice President, Information Systems. Mr. Drysdale has served as Vice President of Information Systems since 2000. From 1998 to 1999, Mr. Drysdale was Director of Information Systems. From 1994 to 1998, Mr. Drysdale was Data Processing Manager. Mr. Drysdale joined San Jose Water Company in 1992.

Andrew Gere

Mr. Andrew R. Gere is Chief Operating Officer of San Jose Water Company, Mr. Gere San Jose Water Company—President and Chief Operating Officer. Mr. Gere has served as President and Chief Operating Officer since March 2016 and as Chief Operating Officer since April 2015. From 2013 to April 2015, Mr. Gere was Vice President of Operations. From 2008 to 2013, Mr. Gere was Chief of Operations. From 2006 to 2008, Mr. Gere was Director of Maintenance. From 2005 to 2006, Mr. Gere was Director of Operations and Water Quality. From 2003 to 2005, Mr. Gere was Manager of Operations and Water Quality. Mr. Gere has been with San Jose Water Company since 1995.

Palle Jensen

Mr. Palle L. Jensen is a Senior Vice President - Regulatory Affairs of San Jose Water Company Mr. Jensen San Jose Water Company—Senior Vice President, Regulatory Affairs. Mr. Jensen has served as Senior Vice President of Regulatory Affairs of San Jose Water Company since October 2011 and as Senior Vice President of Regulatory Affairs for SJWTX, Inc. since September 2015. From July 2007 to October 2011, Mr. Jensen was Vice President of Regulatory Affairs. From 1995 to July 2007, Mr. Jensen was Director of Regulatory Affairs. Mr. Jensen has been with San Jose Water Company since 1995.

S. Papazian

Ms. S. Papazian is a Corporate Secretary- General counsel of the Company. Ms. Papazian SJW Group—General Counsel and Corporate Secretary. Ms. Papazian has served as General Counsel and Corporate Secretary for SJW Group and San Jose Water Company since April 2014. From February 2005 to April 2014, Ms. Papazian was Corporate Secretary and Attorney. She is also Corporate Secretary of SJW Land Company, SJWTX, Inc. and Texas Water Alliance Limited. She was admitted to the California State Bar in January 2000 and thereafter was an Associate Attorney at The Corporate Law Group from March 2000 until February 2005.

George Moss

Mr. George E. Moss is Lead Independent Director of the Company. Mr. Moss Manufacturing Company, manufacturer of water well casing and screen and water transmission pipe, since May 2010 and Vice Chairman from 1990 to May 2010. Mr. Moss was formerly President of the Roscoe Moss Company until 1990. Mr. Moss was a Board member of the Corporation from 1985 until April 30, 2008 and was re-elected on May 6, 2009.

Katharine Armstrong

Ms. Katharine Armstrong is Independent Director of the Company. Ms. Armstrong, President of Natural Resources Solutions (“NRS”) since 2008. Ms. Armstrong was the President of Katharine Armstrong, Inc. from 2003 until 2014. Ms. Armstrong founded NRS in 2008, an Austin, Texas based company that works in partnership with universities, agencies of state and federal government, stakeholder groups and others to identify and implement positive solutions to environmental challenges created by regulatory mandates. Ms. Armstrong also served as a director of Uranium Energy Corp. from June 2012 until June 2014.

Walter Bishop

Mr. Walter J. Bishop is Independent Director of the Company. Mr. Bishop, Principal in Walter Bishop Consulting, a firm dedicated to utility management, leadership development, and strategic and business planning since 2010. Mr. Bishop was the General Manager and acted as the Chief Executive Officer of the Contra Costa Water District (the "District") from September 1992 until 2010. The District serves 600,000 customers in Northern California’s Contra Costa County. From 1983 until 1992, he worked for the East Bay Municipal Utility District in Northern California, including serving as its General Manager. Mr. Bishop has served as a Board Member, Chairman and Officer of numerous water industry organizations dedicated to water supply and utility management. Mr. Bishop is a registered civil engineer in the State of California, and holds a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering from Duke University and a Master’s Degree in Public Administration from Pepperdine University.

Douglas King

Mr. Douglas R. King is Independent Director of the Company. Mr. King, Retired as an audit partner of Ernst & Young LLP in 2002. During his career, Mr. King was the audit partner for large, complex public companies, he managed Ernst & Young LLP’s San Francisco office, and had regional management responsibilities. He also serves as a director of Adaptive Spectrum & Signal Alignment, Inc. since 2005. He served as a director of Marvell Technology Group, Ltd. from April 2004 until October 2007, Fuel Systems Solutions, Inc. from April 2006 until July 2010, Silicon Graphics International Corp. from February 2008 until November 2016, and Westport Innovations, Inc. from January 2012 until November 2015. Mr. King is a Certified Public Accountant with a Master’s Degree in Business Administration from the University of Arkansas.

Gregory Landis

Mr. Gregory P. Landis is an Independent Director of the Company. Mr. Landis, Counsel to Yarmuth Wilsdon, PLLC since April 2016 and Senior Advisor to TerraPower, LLC since January 2015. Mr. Landis served as General Counsel and Senior Vice President of TerraPower, LLC from January 2013 until January 2015, and was General Counsel and then Senior Legal Advisor of Intellectual Ventures from November 2007 until December 2012. Previously, Mr. Landis served as the General Counsel and Executive Vice President of Vulcan, Inc. from 2005 to 2007, and from 1995 to 2005 was the General Counsel of AT&T Wireless Services, Inc., where he also served as Executive Vice President and Corporate Secretary. From 1985 until 1995, Mr. Landis was a partner at the law firm of McCutchen, Doyle, Brown & Enersen. Mr. Landis received his J.D., cum laude, from Harvard Law School, and his B.A., magna cum laude, from Yale University.

Debra Man

Ms. Debra Man is an Independent Director of the Company. Ms. Man, Assistant General Manager and Chief Operating Officer at The Metropolitan Water District of Southern California (“Metropolitan”) since December 2003. Metropolitan is a wholesale water utility that provides water to a six-county service area in which over 19 million people reside. She is responsible for managing the operational business functions of Metropolitan, including operations, engineering, water resource management, and budget and regulatory compliance. Ms. Man has been with Metropolitan since 1986. Ms. Man is a registered engineer in California and Hawaii and holds a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering from University of Hawaii and a Master’s Degree in Civil Engineering from Stanford University.

Daniel More

Mr. Daniel B. More is an Independent Director of the Company. Mr. More Retired as a Managing Director and Global Head of Utility Mergers & Acquisitions of the Investment Banking Division of Morgan Stanley in 2014. He held such position since 1996. Mr. More has been an investment banker since 1978 and has specialized in the utility sector since 1986. He serves as a director of Saeta Yield since February 2015 and served as a director of the New York Independent System Operator from April 2014 until February 2016. Mr. More received his B.A. in economics from Colby College and his Master of Business Administration in Finance from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania.

Robert Van Valer

Mr. Robert A. Van Valer is Independent Director of the Company. Mr. Van Valer, President of Roscoe Moss Manufacturing Company, manufacturer of water well casing and screen and water transmission pipe, since 1990. Mr. Van Valer served as Vice President from 1984 until 1990 and previously managed domestic and international water well construction projects since joining Roscoe Moss Manufacturing Company in 1977.