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Alon USA Energy Inc (ALJ)

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Ezra Yemin

47 2015 Chairman of the Board

Paul Eisman

60 2011 President, Chief Executive Officer

Shai Even

47 2008 Chief Financial Officer, Senior Vice President

James Ranspot

45 2013 Senior Vice President, General Counsel, Secretary

Jimmy Crosby

57 2012 Senior Vice President - Refining

Claire Hart

60 2004 Senior Vice President

Alan Moret

61 2008 Senior Vice President - Supply

Michael Oster

44 2008 Senior Vice President - Mergers and Acquisitions

Scott Rowe

57 2014 Senior Vice President - Asphalt Marketing

Assaf Ginzburg

40 2015 Director

Frederec Green

51 2015 Director

Mark Smith

48 2015 Director

Avigal Soreq

2015 Director

Ilan Cohen

56 2015 Independent Director

Ronald Haddock

75 2000 Independent Director

Yeshayahu Pery

82 2015 Independent Director

Zalman Segal

78 2005 Independent Director

Jack Lascar

IR Officer

Biographies

Name Description

Ezra Yemin

Mr. Ezra Uzi Yemin is an Chairman of the Board of the Company. Ezra Uzi Yemin was appointed to the Company’s Board and elected Chairman of the Board in May 2015. Mr. Yemin has served as the Chairman of the Board of Delek since December 2012, as Delek’s Chief Executive Officer since June 2004 and as Delek’s president and a director since April 2001. Mr. Yemin also served as Delek’s treasurer from April 2001 to November 2003 and as Delek’s secretary from May 2001 to August 2005. Mr. Yemin’s duties with Delek include the formulation of its policies and direction, oversight of its executive officers, and overall responsibility for Delek’s operation and performance. Mr. Yemin has also served as the chairman of the board of directors and chief executive officer of Delek Logistics GP, LLC since April 2012.

Paul Eisman

Mr. Paul Eisman is President, Chief Executive Officer of Alon USA Energy Inc. Prior to joining Alon, Mr. Eisman was Executive Vice President, Refining & Marketing Operations at Frontier Oil Corporation from 2006 to 2009 and held various positions at KBC Advanced Technologies from 2003 to 2006, including Vice President of North American Operations. During 2002, Mr. Eisman was Senior Vice President of Planning for Valero Energy Corporation following Valero’s acquisition of Ultramar Diamond Shamrock. Prior to the acquisition, Mr. Eisman had a 24-year career with Ultramar Diamond Shamrock, serving in many technical and operational roles including Executive Vice President of Corporate Development and Senior Vice President of Refining. Mr. Eisman also serves as a director of the general partner of the Partnership, since 2012, and AZZ Inc., which is listed on the NYSE, since January 2016.

Shai Even

Mr. Shai Even is Chief Financial Officer, Senior Vice President of Alon USA Energy Inc. Mr. Even served as a Vice President from May 2005 to August 2008 and Treasurer from August 2003 until March 2007. Prior to joining Alon, Mr. Even served as Chief Financial Officer of DCL Technologies, Ltd. from 1996 to July 2003 and prior to that worked for KPMG LLP from 1993 to 1996. Mr. Even has also been a director of Alon Refining Krotz Springs, Inc. since July 2008 and Alon Brands, Inc. since November 2008. Mr. Even was selected to serve as a director of the general partner of the Partnership because of his financial education and expertise, financial reporting background, public accounting experience, management experience and detailed knowledge of our operations. Mr. Even stepped down as a director of the general partner of the Partnership in November 2012.

James Ranspot

Mr. James A. Ranspot is Senior Vice President, General Counsel, Secretary of Alon USA Energy Inc., since March 2013. He served as Alon’s Chief Legal Counsel - Corporate from August 2010 until March 2013, and Assistant General Counsel from June 2006 to August 2010. Prior to joining Alon, Mr. Ranspot practiced corporate and securities law, with a focus on public and private merger and acquisition transactions and public securities offerings.

Jimmy Crosby

Mr. Jimmy C. Crosby was Senior Vice President - Refining of Alon USA Energy Inc., since November 2012. Mr. Crosby served as Vice President of Refining - Big Spring since January 2010, with responsibility for operation at the Big Spring Refinery. Prior to this Mr. Crosby served as Vice President of Refining - California Refineries from March 2009 until January 2010, as Vice President of Refining and Supply from May 2007 to March 2009, as Vice President of Supply and Planning from May 2005 to May 2007 and as General Manager of Business Development and Planning from August 2000 to May 2005. Prior to joining Alon, Mr. Crosby worked with FINA from 1996 to August 2000 where he last held the position of Manager of Planning and Economics for the Big Spring refinery.

Claire Hart

Mr. Claire A. Hart is Senior Vice President of Alon USA Energy Inc. He served as our Chief Financial Officer and Vice President from August 2000 to January 2004. Prior to joining Alon, he held various positions in the Finance, Accounting and Operations departments of FINA for 13 years, serving as Treasurer from 1998 to August 2000 and as General Manager of Credit Operations from 1997 to 1998.

Alan Moret

Mr. Alan P. Moret is Senior Vice President - Supply of Alon USA Energy Inc., since August 2008. Mr. Moret served as our Senior Vice President of Asphalt Operations from August 2006 to August 2008, with responsibility for asphalt operations and marketing at our refineries and asphalt terminals. Prior to joining Alon, Mr. Moret was President of Paramount Petroleum Corporation from November 2001 to August 2006. Prior to joining Paramount Petroleum Corporation, Mr. Moret held various positions with Atlantic Richfield Company, most recently as President of ARCO Crude Trading, Inc. from 1998 to 2000 and as President of ARCO Seaway Pipeline Company from 1997 to 1998.

Michael Oster

Mr. Michael Oster is Senior Vice President - Mergers and Acquisitions of Alon USA Energy Inc., since August 2008. He is General Manager of Commercial Transactions of Alon Energy from January 2003 to August 2008. Prior to joining Alon Energy, Mr. Oster was a partner in the Israeli law firm, Yehuda Raveh and Co.

Scott Rowe

Mr. Scott Rowe is the Senior Vice President, Asphalt Marketing, since joining Alon in 2014. Mr. Rowe has over 30 years of experience in the petroleum refining and marketing business, with most of his experience specific to asphalt. Prior to joining Alon, Mr. Rowe was the President of The Hudson Companies, a privately held asphalt terminaling company headquartered in Providence, Rhode Island and founded Black Creek Terminal, LLC. Previously Mr. Rowe held several positions in the petroleum industry, including that of Vice President of Asphalt Marketing for CITGO and various management roles at Koch Industries.

Assaf Ginzburg

Mr. Assaf Ginzburg is an Director of the Company. Assaf Ginzburg was appointed to the Company’s Board in May 2015. Mr. Ginzburg has served as Delek’s Chief Financial Officer since January 2013, a Delek Executive Vice President since May 2009 and as a Delek vice president since February 2005. Mr. Ginzburg has also served as a member of the board of directors and an executive vice president of Delek Logistics GP, LLC since April 2012, and as its chief financial officer since January 2013. Mr. Ginzburg has been a member of the Israel Institute of Certified Public Accountants since 2001.

Frederec Green

Mr. Frederec C. Green is an Director of the Company. Frederec Green was appointed to the Company’s Board in May 2015. Mr. Green has served as Delek’s Executive Vice President since May 2009 and as the primary operational officer for Delek’s refining operations since joining Delek in January 2005. Mr. Green has also served as a member of the board of directors and an executive vice president of Delek Logistics GP, LLC since April 2012. Mr. Green has more than 25 years of experience in the refining industry, including fourteen years at Murphy Oil USA, Inc. where he served as a senior vice president during his last six years. Mr. Green has experience ranging from crude oil and feedstock supply, through all aspects of managing a refining business to product trading, transportation and sales.

Mark Smith

Mr. Mark D. Smith is an Director of the Company. D. Smith was appointed to the Company’s Board in May 2015. Mr. Smith has served as Delek’s executive vice president since May 2014. Prior to 2014, Mr. Smith spent nine years as a Vice President with Tesoro Refining and Marketing and Tesoro Companies, Inc. (collectively “Tesoro”). From March 2010 until May 2014, Mr. Smith served as the Vice President - Development Supply and Logistics where he was responsible for Tesoro’s strategic supply, trading, and logistics activities. From 2008 through March 2010, Mr. Smith served as Vice President - Trading and Risk Management where he led Tesoro’s trading and risk management activities. Prior to 2005, Mr. Smith work for Chevron USA leading their North American physical supply and trading activities.

Avigal Soreq

Mr. Avigal Soreq is an Director of the Company. Mr. Soreq joined Delek in October 2011 and has served as its Vice President since December 2012. Prior to beginning his work for Delek, Mr. Soreq worked in business development for SunPower Corp., which designs and manufactures high efficiency crystalline silicon photovoltaic cells, roof tiles and solar panels. Prior to that, beginning in 2009, Mr. Soreq worked as a Senior Finance and Business Consultant for Trabelsy & Co. Between 2006 and 2008, Mr. Soreq worked as a consultant for KPMG in its Tel-Aviv office in the Corporate Finance department. From 1996 to 2004, Mr. Soreq served in the Israeli Air Force in various roles and reached the rank of Major. Mr. Soreq is certified as a Certified Public Accountant in Israel.

Ilan Cohen

Mr. Ilan Cohen is an Independent Director of the Company. He has served as the director of Alon since May 2014. Mr. Cohen has served as the Chief Executive Officer of Ilan Cohen Investments since 2006. Since 2009, Mr. Cohen has also served on the board of Israel Discount Bank and Edmond de Rothschield, Israel, or EDRIS, and currently serves as vice chairman of EDRIS. From 2006-2013, Mr. Cohen served as the Executive Chairman and a Partner in Insuline, a medical device company listed on the TASE. From 2004 until 2006, Mr. Cohen worked as the director general in the office of the Prime Minister of Israel. Mr. Cohen holds a B.A. from Tel-Aviv University, where he graduated Cum Laude and an M.B.A. from INSEAD in Fontainebleau, France, with distinction. The Board has concluded that Mr. Cohen’s financial education and expertise, directorship and executive experience, and distinguished government experience qualify him to serve as member of the Board.

Ronald Haddock

Mr. Ronald W. Haddock is an Independent Director of Alon USA Energy Inc since December 2000. From January 1989 to July 2000, Mr. Haddock served as Chief Executive Officer of Fina, Inc. Mr. Haddock serves as Executive Chairman of the Board of AEI Services, LLC, an international power generation and distribution, and natural gas transmission distribution company since 2006, where he has been on the board since 2006, as well as its interim Chief Executive Officer since May 2011. Mr. Haddock has also served as a director of Petron Corporation, an oil refining and marketing company, since 2009. From January 1989 to July 2000, Mr. Haddock served as Chief Executive Officer of Fina, Inc. Mr. Haddock served on the board of Safety-Kleen Systems, Inc., a waste management, oil recycling and refining company, from 2003 to 2012, and Trinity Industries, Inc., a diversified transportation, industrial and construction company, from 2007 to 2013. The Board has concluded that Mr. Haddock’s extensive directorship experience, past executive positions within the refining industry, financial reporting background and expertise qualify him to serve as a member of the Board.

Yeshayahu Pery

Mr. Yeshayahu Pery is Independent Director of the Company. He was Presiding Director of Alon USA Energy Inc. Mr. Pery has served as a director of Alon since August 2003. Mr. Pery served as a director of Alon Israel from 1997 until 2010. He is Chairman of MIGAL INC., a technology institute in the biotechnology field, a position he has held since 1998. From 1997 until 2004, Mr. Pery served as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Galilee Cooperative Organization, a purchasing and finance organization of the Kibbutz movement. In addition, Mr. Pery served as Chairman of Agricultural Insurance Association and the Atudot pension fund between 1995 and 2004. The Board has concluded that Mr. Pery’s experience gained while serving as a director on a number of companies’ boards, including several chairman positions, qualifies him to serve as a member of the Board.

Zalman Segal

Dr. Zalman Segal is an Independent Director of Alon USA Energy Inc., since July 2005. Mr. Segal is a director of Union Bank Israel, an Israeli bank listed on the TASE, a position he has held since February 2010. Mr. Segal has also served as Chairman of the board of directors of Bank Leumi Romania, a financial services company, from August 2006 through August 2008. Mr. Segal served from 1989 through 2004 as Vice Chairman of the Board of directors of Bank Leumi USA and its subsidiary, Leumi Investment Services, and as a director of Bank Leumi USA from 2005 to 2006. Mr. Segal served from 1989 through 2004 as Chief Executive Officer of Bank Leumi USA, where he was responsible for the commercial banking business of Bank Leumi USA in the Western Hemisphere. The Board has concluded that Mr. Segal’s extensive financial education and expertise, including his PhD in banking and marketing from New York University, combined with his management and directorship experiences in financial and banking companies, qualify him to serve as a member of the Board.

Jack Lascar