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Ultra Petroleum Corp (UPL.OQ)

UPL.OQ on NASDAQ Stock Exchange Global Select Market

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Evan Lederman

38 2018 Independent Chairman of the Board

C. Bradley Johnson

46 2018 Interim Chief Executive Officer, Director

David Honeyfield

51 2018 Chief Financial Officer

Jerald Stratton

57 2018 Chief Operating Officer

A. Kent Rogers

61 2012 Vice President - Drilling and Completions

Andrew Kidd

2018 General Counsel

Neal Goldman

48 2017 Independent Director

Michael Keeffe

66 2012 Independent Director

Stephen McDaniel

56 2006 Independent Director

Alan Mintz

56 2017 Independent Director

Edward Scoggins

38 2018 Independent Director

Biographies

Name Description

Evan Lederman

Mr. Evan S. Lederman serves as Independent Director of the company. Mr. Lederman is a Managing Director, Co-Head of Restructuring, and a Partner on the Investment Team at Fir Tree Partners. Mr. Lederman focuses on the funds distressed credit and special situation investment strategies, including co-managing its energy restructuring initiatives. Prior to joining Fir Tree Partners in 2011, Mr. Lederman worked in the Business Finance and Restructuring groups at Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP and Cravath, Swaine & Moore LLP. In addition to Ultra Petroleum, Mr. Lederman is currently a member of the board, in his capacity as a Fir Tree Partners employee, of LINN Energy, Inc. (Chairman), Amplify Energy Corp. (formally Memorial Production Partners), New Emerald Energy LLC, Roan Resources LLC, and Deer Finance, LLC. Mr. Lederman received a J.D. degree with honors from New York University School of Law and a B.A., magna cum laude, from New York University. The Board believes Mr. Lederman is a valuable member of the Board and that he is highly qualified to be our Chairman because of the strategic and analytical experience and expertise he has developed as a result of his extensive directorship, finance, and investment experience with oil and gas exploration and production companies.

C. Bradley Johnson

Mr. C. Bradley Johnson is Interim Chief Executive Officer, Director of the Company. Mr. Johnson joined Ultra Petroleum in 2008 as Director, Reservoir Engineering and Planning, before being named Vice President, Reservoir Engineering and Development in 2011 and Senior Vice President of Operations in 2014. Effective February 28, 2018, he was promoted to Interim Chief Executive Officer and appointed to our Board of Directors. He has over 20 years of industry experience including operations, engineering, acquisitions, project management and corporate planning. Mr. Johnson has also led multi-disciplinary teams that included engineering, geology, geophysics and land professionals. Prior to joining Ultra, Mr. Johnson was employed by Anadarko Petroleum for 13 years where he served in various engineering and leadership roles in several assets located in onshore North America, shelf and deep-water Gulf of Mexico and in Algeria. Mr. Johnson earned a Bachelor of Science in Petroleum Engineering from Texas A&M University and an M.S. in Petroleum Engineering from the University of Texas. He is a member of the Society of Petroleum Engineers and is a licensed professional engineer in Texas, Colorado, Wyoming and Pennsylvania.

David Honeyfield

Mr. David W. Honeyfield is Chief Financial Officer of the Company. Mr. David Honeyfield has over 25 years of experience in the energy and natural resources fields with a strong background in accounting and the corporate management of public oil and gas companies. Most recently, Mr. Honeyfield served as Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of PDC Energy, Inc. and Chief Financial Officer of Jonah Energy LLC. He has also served in various leadership roles including President and Chief Financial Officer of Intrepid Potash, Inc., Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of SM Energy, and Controller and Chief Accounting Officer of Cimarex Energy Co. Additionally, Mr. Honeyfield was a Senior Audit Manager with Arthur Andersen LLP in Denver, where he focused on clients in the oil and gas exploration and production, manufacturing and mining sectors. Mr. Honeyfield holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in economics from the University of Colorado and is a Certified Public Accountant.

Jerald Stratton

Mr. Jerald J. “Jay” Stratton, Jr. is Chief Operating Officer of the Company. He most recently served as Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of Jagged Peak Energy Inc. from August 2017 through February 2018. Prior to that, he served as Chief Operating Officer of Permian Resources LLC from April 2014 until the sale of all of its assets in May 2017. Prior to Permian Resources LLC, he was a District Manager for Permian Basin and Mid-Continent assets for Chesapeake Energy Corporation from January 2011 to March 2014. He began his career with Atlantic Richfield Company, Occidental Petroleum Corporation, and Anadarko Petroleum Corporation in various engineering roles. Mr. Stratton earned a Bachelor of Science in Petroleum Engineering from Texas A&M University.

A. Kent Rogers

Mr. A. Kent Rogers serves as Vice President - Drilling and Completions of Ultra Petroleum CorpMr. He joined Ultra Petroleum in 2005 as Senior Drilling Engineer earning roles with increasing responsibility culminating in his appointment to Vice President, Drilling and Completions in 2012. He has over 34 years of industry experience in all aspects of oil and gas operations in both domestic and international producing basins. He obtained a Bachelor of Science in Petroleum Engineering from the University of Oklahoma and is a member of the Society of Petroleum Engineers.

Andrew Kidd

Mr. Andrew Kidd is General Counsel of the Company. Mr. Andrew Kidd has over 29 years of experience advising clients in the energy industry with a strong background in managing legal risk related to oil and gas operations, drilling and development, as well as experience in corporate and project finance, and mergers and acquisitions. Mr. Kidd serves on the boards of directors of Highpoint Resources Corporation and Genon Americas Generation, Inc., and has been providing legal consulting services to institutional investors in the energy industry. Prior to those roles, Mr. Kidd held positions including General Counsel, President, and Chief Executive Officer at Samson Resources Corporation, and General Counsel of Quantum Utility Generation, LLC, Anthem Energy, LLC, and Constellation Energy Resources. Mr. Kidd received his Bachelor of Arts degree from Dartmouth College and his Juris Doctorate degree, with honors, from the University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law, where he was an editor of the University of Maryland Law Review.

Neal Goldman

Mr. Neal P. Goldman is Independent Director of the Company., since April 12, 2017. Mr. Goldman is currently the Managing Member of SAGE Capital Investments, LLC, a consulting firm specializing in independent board of director services, turnaround consulting, strategic planning, and special situation investments. Mr. Goldman was a Managing Director at Och Ziff Capital Management, L.P. from 2014 to 2016 and a Founding Partner of Brigade Capital Management, LLC from 2007 to 2012. Mr. Goldman has served on the board of directors of Midstates Petroleum Company, Inc. (NYSE MKT:MPO) and Stone Energy Corporation (NYSE:SGY) since October 2016 and February 2017, respectively. He holds a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Michigan and a Master of Business Administration from the University of Illinois.

Michael Keeffe

Mr. Michael J. Keeffe serves as Independent Director of Ultra Petroleum Corp. Prior to his retirement in 2011, Mr. Keeffe was a Senior Audit Partner with Deloitte & Touche LLP. He has 35 years of public accounting experience at Deloitte & Touche directing financial statement audits of public companies, principally in the oil field service and engineering and construction industries, most with significant international operations. He also served as a senior risk management and quality assurance partner in the firm’s consultation network. He is a Certified Public Accountant and holds a Bachelor of Arts and a Master of Business Administration from Tulane University. Mr. Keeffe currently serves on the Board of Gulf Island Fabrication, Inc. (NASDAQ:GIFI).

Stephen McDaniel

Mr. Stephen J. McDaniel serves as Independent Director of Ultra Petroleum Corp. Mr. McDaniel also previously served as a director of Midstates Petroleum Company, Inc. (NYSE MKT: MPO), where he was previously President and Chief Executive Officer and non-executive Chairman. Since 2013, Mr. McDaniel has served on the Executive Board of the Lone Star Chapter of Big Brothers Big Sisters. His previous experience included approximately ten years of oil and gas investment banking, the majority of which was with Merrill Lynch where he held the position of Managing Director. He began his career with Conoco in 1983 where he held a variety of engineering, operations, and business development positions. We value Mr. McDaniel’s participation on our Board because of his significant oil and gas managerial and operational experience, his energy investment banking background, and his financial expertise.

Alan Mintz

Mr. Alan J. Mintz is Independent Director of the Company., since April 12, 2017. He is a Managing Principal of Stone Lion. Mr. Mintz co-founded Stone Lion in August 2008 and launched the Stone Lion Funds in November 2008, as the Co-Director of Tudor’s Distressed Debt Group (2008-2010). Prior to joining Tudor in June 2008, Mr. Mintz was employed by Bear Stearns (1997-2008) where he served as a Senior Managing Director, a Global Co-Head of Distressed Debt Trading and Proprietary Investments and the Director of Distressed Research. Mr. Mintz also served as a member of the President’s Advisory Council of Bear Stearns (2006-2008) and as a board member of various Bear Stearns’ portfolio companies. Prior to his employment with Bear Stearns, Mr. Mintz worked at Policano & Manzo (1990-1997) as Restructuring Advisor for financially troubled companies. He also was employed by Meisel Tuteur Turkel Lewis & Co. (1989-1990) as Director of Taxation and by Arthur Andersen & Co. (1983-1989) as a Senior Manager. Mr. Mintz received a Bachelor of Arts from Boston University in 1983.

Edward Scoggins

Mr. Edward A. Scoggins serves as Independent Director of the company. Mr. Scoggins co-founded Millennial Energy Partners in 2012, and currently serves as Managing Partner. Under his leadership, the firm has secured private equity capital in excess of $300 million and directly invested in oil and gas assets through eight investment vehicles. Prior to Millennial, Mr. Scoggins led BG Group plc’s commercial and technical teams from 2008 to 2012 on oil and gas investments in the Haynesville shale, Marcellus shale, British Columbia, Chile, Equatorial Guinea and Trinidad and Tobago. Prior to joining BG, Mr. Scoggins was Strategic Planning Manager and Community and Public Relations Manager with Marathon Oil from 2005 to 2008. Mr. Scoggins began his career with Bechtel Corporation as Project Controls Engineer in Equatorial Guinea, West Africa in 2004. In addition to Ultra Petroleum, Mr. Scoggins is currently a member of the board of Amplify Energy Corp. (formerly Memorial Production Partners), which he joined in 2017. He received his bachelor’s degree in Economics and History from Vanderbilt University in 2002 and earned his Master of Science in Foreign Service (MSFS) degree with a concentration in business and finance from Georgetown University in 2004. We value Mr. Scoggins’ participation on our Board because of his significant financial and investment expertise as well as his managerial and operational experience in the upstream oil and gas exploration and production business.

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