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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Nicholas Akins

55 2014 Chairman of the Board, President, Chief Executive Officer

Julie Sloat

46 2016 President, Chief Operating Officer

Brian Tierney

48 2009 Chief Financial Officer, Executive Vice President

Robert Powers

62 2011 Chief Operating Officer, Executive Vice President

David Feinberg

46 2013 Executive Vice President, General Counsel, Secretary

Charles Zebula

55 2013 Executive Vice President - Energy Supply

Lana Hillebrand

55 2012 Senior Vice President, Chief Administrative Officer

Bruce Evans

60 2016 Senior Vice President and Chief Customer Officer

Lonni Dieck

57 2016 Vice President, Treasurer

Lisa Barton

50 2011 Executive Vice President - Transmission of AEPSC

Mark McCullough

56 2011 Executive Vice President - Generation of AEPSC

Thomas Hoaglin

65 2012 Lead Independent Director

David Anderson

66 2011 Independent Director

J. Barnie Beasley

64 2014 Independent Director

Ralph Crosby

68 2006 Independent Director

Linda Goodspeed

54 2005 Independent Director

Sandra Lin

58 2012 Independent Director

Richard Notebaert

68 2011 Independent Director

Lionel Nowell

61 2004 Independent Director

Steve Rasmussen

63 2012 Independent Director

Oliver Richard

63 2013 Independent Director

Sara Tucker

60 2009 Independent Director

Kathleen Kozero

IR Contact Officer

Biographies

Name Description

Nicholas Akins

Mr. Nicholas K. Akins has been appointed as Chairman of the Board, President, Chief Executive Officer of the Company. He has been appointed as Chief Executive Officer, Director of the Company effective Nov. 12, 2011. Prior to this, Akins was vice president -- energy marketing services, responsible for directing the activities of Market Development, including the transmission marketing and services functions, and Energy Delivery External Affairs including community affairs, economic development, and advocacy for regulatory and legislative positions within Energy Delivery. Akins also was vice president -- industry restructuring for AEP, responsible for enterprise program management for restructuring initiatives in preparation for customer choice in AEP's various jurisdictions. Before Central and South West Corp.'s (CSW) merger with AEP, he served in director and manager roles within CSW and its operating companies mergers and acquisitions, industry restructuring, fuels, system dispatch operations and system planning. He received a bachelor's degree in electrical engineering in 1982 from Louisiana Tech University in Ruston and a master's degree in electrical engineering in 1986 also from Louisiana Tech. He has completed executive management programs at Louisiana State University, the University of Idaho and the Reactor Technology Course for Utility Executives at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He serves as vice chairman of the Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI) and on the boards of the Mid-Ohio Food Bank, the Greater Columbus Arts Council, the Wexner Center for the Arts and the National Association of Manufacturers. He was Executive Vice President – Generation from September 2006 to December 2010.

Julie Sloat

Ms. Julie A. Sloat is re-designated as President, Chief Operating Officer of the company. effective May 2.2016. She has served as AEP's senior vice president and treasurer sinceJanuary 2013, with responsibility for AEP's treasury, trusts and investment activities. From 2009 to 2013, she was vice president - Regulatory Case Management, responsible for AEP's central regulatory case management and support activities for the 11 states in which AEP operates as well as the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission. Sloat's leadership experience at AEP also includes Investor Relations, Strategic Initiatives, Economic Forecasting, and Credit Risk Management. Additionally, she served as vice president of corporate finance and investor relations at Tween Brands Inc. and has experience in both the banking and investment management industries. Sloat earned a bachelor's degree in business administration with a double major in finance and economics fromOhio State. She received a master's degree in business administration fromOhio Stateand was the recipient of the Faculty Recognition Academic Excellence Award and the Weidler Scholar Award. Sloat serves as a board member for Park National Corporation and The Park National Bank. She also is a board member for Goodwill Columbus and is chairperson of the organization's finance committee. Sloat is a member of the Greater Columbus Sports Commission executive committee and an executive champion for the AEP Pelotonia team. She previously was a board member for The Girl Scouts ofOhio'sHeartland Council.

Brian Tierney

Mr. Brian X. Tierney is Chief Financial Officer, Executive Vice President of the company.

Robert Powers

Mr. Robert P. Powers is Chief Operating Officer, Executive Vice President of the Company. He was President-Utility Group from April 2009 to November 2011, President-AEP Utilities from January 2008 to April 2009 and Executive Vice President from 2004 to 2008.

David Feinberg

Mr. David M. Feinberg is Executive Vice President, General Counsel, Secretary of the Company. He has been Executive Vice President since January 2013. He was Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary from January 2012 to December 2012 and Senior Vice President and General Counsel of AEPSC from May 2011 to December 2011. Previously served as Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary of Allegheny Energy, Inc. from 2006 to 2011.

Charles Zebula

Mr. Charles E. Zebula is Executive Vice President - Energy Supply of the Company. He was Senior Vice President – Investor Relations and Treasurer from September 2008 to December 2012.

Lana Hillebrand

Ms. Lana L. Hillebrand is Senior Vice President, Chief Administrative Officer of the Company. Previously served as South Region leader – Senior Partner at Aon Hewitt since 2010. Was U.S. Consulting Client Development leader – managing principal at Aon Hewitt from 2008-2010. Hillebrand has a Bachelor of Business Administration from the University of Texas at Austin and has completed executive programs at Columbia University and Harvard University.

Bruce Evans

Mr. Bruce Evans is Senior Vice President and Chief Customer Officer of the Company. effective June 1. 2016. He has been president and chief operating officer for AEP Texas sinceAugust 2015, with responsibility for the company's operations in south and westTexas. Previously, Evans was vice president - Distribution Operations for AEP Texas, with responsibility for all distribution system maintenance and operations for more than one million customers served by AEP Texas. Evans spent the first 21 years of his career with Central and South West Corp., which merged with AEP in 2000. He rejoined AEP in 2012 from a position as vice president - Demand Management for Nexant Inc. inHouston. Additionally, Evans has held a number of leadership positions with major energy consulting firms, as well as with Cirro Energy and CPS Energy in San Antonio. Evans has a bachelor's degree in finance fromHardin Simmons UniversityinAbilene, Texas, and a Master of Business Administration in Finance from Dallas Baptist University. He attended the Advanced Management Program atHarvard University.

Lonni Dieck

Ms. Lonni Dieck is Vice President, Treasurer of the company. She has served as senior vice president - Corporate Planning and Budgeting at AEP since 2008. She also has held leadership positions as vice president - RTO and Public Policy, vice president - Regulatory Case Management, vice president - Commercial Business Services, and director - Strategic Analysis-Projects. Dieck joined AEP in 1991 as a senior treasury staff accountant. Before joining AEP, Dieck was an audit manager for Arthur Andersen LLP. Dieck has a bachelor's degree in accounting from Bowling Green State University inBowling Green, Ohio. She is a member of the board of trustees and treasurer of the Ronald McDonald House ofCentral Ohioand serves on the board of directors for the Women's Fund ofCentral Ohio. She also is a member of the executive committee for The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society's Light the Night Walk inColumbus.

Lisa Barton

Ms. Lisa M. Barton is an Executive Vice President - Transmission of AEPSC , a subsidiary of the Company. She was Senior Vice President – Transmission Strategy and Business Development of AEPSC from November 2010 to July 2011, Vice President – Transmission Strategy and Business Development of AEPSC from October 2007 to November 2010.

Mark McCullough

Mr. Mark C. McCullough is Executive Vice President - Generation of AEPSC, a subsidiary of the Company. He was Senior Vice President – Fossil & Hydro Generation of AEPSC from February 2008 to December 2010.

Thomas Hoaglin

Mr. Thomas E. Hoaglin is Lead Independent Director of American Electric Power Co Inc., since 2008. He is Retired chairman and chief executive officer of Huntington Bancshares Incorporated, a bank holding company (2001-2009). Member, Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee Chair Advisory Council of the National Association of Corporate Directors. A director of The Gorman-Rupp Company. Mr. Hoaglin’s qualifications to serve on the Board include his extensive senior executive experience in the banking industry and his experience as a public company director.

David Anderson

Mr. David John Anderson is Independent Director of American Electrical Power Company Inc., since 2011. He is Retired senior vice president and chief financial officer of Honeywell International, a diversified technology and manufacturing company, from 2003 until his retirement in April 2014. A director of Cardinal Health, Inc., BE Aerospace Inc., and Fifth Street Asset Management, Inc. Mr. Anderson’s qualifications to serve on the Board include his corporate finance expertise as the chief financial officer of a Fortune 100 company and his experience as a public company director.

J. Barnie Beasley

Mr. J. Barnie Beasley, Jr., is Independent Director of American Electric Power Company Inc. Mr. Beasley served as an independent nuclear safety and operations expert to the board of directors of the Tennessee Valley Authority, a large electric utility in the southeastern United States, from 2011 to 2014. Retired chairman, president and chief executive officer of Southern Nuclear Operating Company, the nuclear operating company subsidiary of an electric utility (2005-2008). Mr. Beasley was formerly a director of EnergySolutions, Inc. (2008-2013), and he has served as an advisor to that company since 2014. Mr. Beasley’s qualifications to serve on the Board include his nuclear expertise as the chief executive officer of the nuclear operating company subsidiary of Southern Company and his experience in the utility industry and as a public company director.

Ralph Crosby

Mr. Ralph D. Crosby, Jr., is Independent Director of American Electric Power Company Inc., since January 25, 2006. He is Retired chairman of EADS North America, Inc., an aerospace company (2002-2011). Retired chief executive officer of EADS North America, Inc. (2002-2009). A director of Serco Group PLC and Airbus Group N.V. Mr. Crosby was formerly a director of Ducommun Incorporated (2000-2013). Mr. Crosby’s qualifications to serve on the Board include his extensive senior executive experience in the aerospace industry and his experience as a public company director.

Linda Goodspeed

Ms. Linda A. Goodspeed is Independent Director of American Electric Power Company, Inc., since October 26, 2005. She is a Managing partner of Wealthstrategies Financial Advisors, LLC since 2008. Retired senior vice president and chief information officer of The ServiceMaster Company, a residential and commercial service company (2011-2013). From 2008 to 2011, vice president of information systems of Nissan North America, Inc., an automobile manufacturer. A director of Columbus McKinnon Corp and AutoZone, Inc. Ms. Goodspeed’s qualifications to serve on the Board include her information technology expertise as the chief information officer of a service company and her experience as a public company director.

Sandra Lin

Ms. Sandra Beach Lin is Independent Director of American Electric Power Company Inc. She is Retired chief executive officer of Calisolar, Inc., a solar silicon company, a position she held from August 2010 until December 2011. From 2007 to 2010, executive vice president, then corporate executive vice president of Celanese Corporation, a global hybrid chemical company. Previous senior operating roles at Avery Dennison, Alcoa and Honeywell. Member, Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee Chair Advisory Council of the National Association of Corporate Directors. A director of WESCO International and PolyOne Corporation. Ms. Lin’s qualifications to serve on the Board include her extensive senior executive experience managing global businesses in multiple industries and her experience as a public company director.

Richard Notebaert

Mr. Richard C. Notebaert is Independent Director of American Electric Power Company Inc., since 2011. He is Retired chief executive officer of Qwest Communications International Inc., a telecommunications systems company (2002-2007). A director of Aon Corporation. Mr. Notebaert was formerly a director of Cardinal Health, Inc. (1999-2015). Mr. Notebaert’s qualifications to serve on the Board include his extensive senior executive experience in the regulated telecommunications industry and his experience as a public company director.

Lionel Nowell

Mr. Lionel L. Nowell, III, is Independent Director of American Electric Power Company Inc., since July 30, 2004. He is Retired senior vice president and treasurer of PepsiCo, Inc., a food and beverage company (2001-2009). A director of Reynolds American Inc., Darden Restaurants Inc. and Bank of America Corporation. Mr. Nowell’s qualifications to serve on the Board include his capital markets, accounting, financial reporting, and risk management skills and experience at a Fortune 100 company, and his experience as a public company director.

Steve Rasmussen

Mr. Steve S. Rasmussen is Independent Director of American Electric Power Inc., since September 25, 2012. He is Chief executive officer of Nationwide Mutual Insurance Company (Nationwide) since 2009. President and chief operating officer of Nationwide (2003 – 2009). Mr. Rasmussen’s qualifications to serve on the Board include his extensive senior executive experience in the regulated insurance industry.

Oliver Richard

Mr. Oliver G. Richard, III, is Independent Director of American Electric Power Company Inc., since January 22, 2013. He is Chairman of privately held CleanfuelUSA, an alternative vehicular fuel company since 2006. Owner and president of Empire of the Seed LLC, a private consulting firm in the energy and management industries, as well as the private investments industry since 2005. Mr. Richard served as chairman, president and chief executive officer of Columbia Energy Group (“Columbia Energy”) from April 1995 until Columbia Energy was acquired by NiSource Inc. in November 2000. Mr. Richard served as a commissioner of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission from 1982 to 1985. A director of Buckeye Partners, L.P. and Cheniere Energy Partners, GP, LLC.

Sara Tucker

Ms. Sara Martinez Tucker is Independent Director of American Electric Power Company, Inc., since January 27, 2009. She is former Chief Executive Officer of the National Math and Science Initiative from February 2013 to March 2015. From 2009 to February 2013, independent consultant. Former Under Secretary of Education in the U.S. Department of Education (2006-2008). Chief executive officer and president of the Hispanic Scholarship Fund from 1997 to 2006. Retired executive of AT&T. A director of Xerox Corporation and Sprint Corporation. Ms. Tucker’s qualifications to serve on the Board include her experience in governmental affairs as the Under Secretary of Education, her experience in human resources and customer service operations in the regulated telecommunications industry and her experience as a public company director.

Kathleen Kozero