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Black Hills Corp (BKH.N)

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

David Emery

71 2016 Chairman of the Board, Chief Executive Officer

Linden Evans

53 2016 President, Chief Operating Officer

Richard Kinzley

50 2015 Chief Financial Officer, Senior Vice President

Robert Myers

58 2009 Chief Human Resource Officer, Senior Vice President

Anthony Cleberg

62 2015 Executive Vice President

Scott Buchholz

54 2008 Senior Vice President, Chief Information Officer

Brian Iverson

53 2016 Senior Vice President, General Counsel

Esther Newbrough

2015 Vice President, Corporate Controller

Kimberly Nooney

2015 Vice President, Treasurer

Jennifer Landis

2016 Vice President - Human Resources

Linda Massman

49 2015 Director

Mark Schober

2015 Director

Teresa Taylor

52 2016 Director

John Vering

57 2005 Director

Jack Eugster

70 2004 Independent Director

Michael Madison

67 2012 Independent Director

Steven Mills

59 2011 Independent Director

Gary Pechota

66 2007 Independent Director

Rebecca Roberts

63 2011 Independent Director

Thomas Zeller

67 2010 Presiding Independent Director

Jerome Nichols

IR Contact Officer

Biographies

Name Description

David Emery

Mr. David R. Emery is Chairman of the Board, Chief Executive Officer of the Company., effective January 1, 2016. He has been Chairman and Chief Executive Officer since January 1, 2016 and Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer from 2005 through 2015. Prior to that, he held various positions with the company, including President and Chief Executive Officer and member of the Board of Directors from 2004 to 2005, President and Chief Operating Officer — Retail Business Segment from 2003 to 2004 and Vice President — Fuel Resources from 1997 to 2003. Mr. Emery has 26 years of experience with the Company.

Linden Evans

Mr. Linden R. Evans is President, Chief Operating Officer of the Company., effective January 1, 2016. He was President and Chief Operating Officer - Utilities Business of Black Hills Corp. Mr. Evans served as the Vice President and General Manager of our former communication subsidiary from December 2003 to October 2004, and served as our Associate Counsel from May 2001 to December 2003. Mr. Evans has 13 years of experience with the Company.

Richard Kinzley

Mr. Richard W. Kinzley was Vice President, Strategic Planning and Development of Black Hills Corporation., effective January 1, 2015. He served as Vice President - Corporate Controller from March 2013 to December 2014, Vice President - Strategic Planning and Development from September 2008 to March 2013, and as Director of Corporate Development from April 2000 to September 2008. Mr. Kinzley has 15 years of experience with the Company.

Robert Myers

Mr. Robert A. Myers serves as Chief Human Resource Officer, Senior Vice President of Black Hills Corp. He was a partner with Strategic Talent Solutions, a human resources consulting firm, from October 2006 until December 2008, Senior Vice President — Chief Human Resource Officer for Devon Energy from March 2006 until September 2006, and Senior Vice President and Chief Human Resource Officer at Reebok International, Ltd from November 2003 until January 2006. He has over 33 years of service in key human resources leadership roles.

Anthony Cleberg

Mr. Anthony S. Cleberg is an Executive Vice President of Black Hills Corp., effective March 2015. He was an independent investor, developer and consultant with companies in Colorado and Wyoming from 2002 until joining the Company in 2008. Prior to his consulting role, he was the Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of two publicly-traded companies: Washington Group, International, Inc., engineering and construction company involved in power plant construction and mining operations, and Champion Enterprises, a builder of factory-built housing. Before his CFO roles, he spent 15 years in various senior financial positions with Honeywell International, Inc., and eight years in public accounting at Deloitte & Touche, LLP.

Scott Buchholz

Mr. Scott A. Buchholz serves as Senior Vice President, Chief Information Officer of Black Hills Corp. Prior to joining the Company,he was Aquila’s Vice President of Information Technology from June 2005 until July 2008, Six Sigma Deployment Leader/Black Belt from January 2004 until June 2005, and General Manager, Corporate Information Technology from February 2002 until January 2004. He was employed with Aquila for 28 years.

Brian Iverson

Mr. Brian G. Iverson is Senior Vice President, General Counsel of the Company. He served as Vice President and Treasurer from March 2011 to November 2014, Vice President - Electric Regulatory Services from July 2008 to March 2011 and as Corporate Counsel from February 2004 to July 2008. Mr. Iverson has 11 years of experience with the Company.

Esther Newbrough

Ms. Esther J. Newbrough is Vice President, Corporate Controller of the Company. Newbrough is a 14-year veteran of the company and has served in numerous positions of increasing responsibility during her tenure, including assistant corporate controller and director of internal audit. Prior to joining Black Hills Corp., Newbrough worked in public accounting for 14 years. She is a certified public accountant and earned her business degree from Black Hills State University.

Kimberly Nooney

Ms. Kimberly F. Nooney is Vice President, Treasurer of the Company. Nooney has served in numerous roles in her 18 years at Black Hills Corp. including internal audit, corporate development, accounting systems, treasury, and financial planning and analysis. Prior to her current role as utilities controller, Nooney served more than three years as the company's assistant treasurer. Before joining Black Hills Corp., Nooney spent nearly three years in public accounting. She holds an accounting degree from the University of South Dakota.

Jennifer Landis

Ms. Jennifer Landis is Vice President - Human Resources of the Company. Ms. Landis is a 17-year veteran of the Company, most recently leading the Company’s talent management functions, including talent acquisition and organization development.

Linda Massman

Ms. Linda K. Massman is Director of the Company since January 2015. Ms. Massman has held the positions of president and chief executive officer of Clearwater Paper Corporation (NYSE: CLW). Clearwater Paper is a premier supplier of private label tissue to major retailers and a producer of bleached paperboard. She previously served as president and chief operating officer since 2011 and the company’s chief financial officer beginning in 2008. Before joining Clearwater Paper, Massman was group vice president of finance and corporate planning for SUPERVALU Inc. She also worked previously as a business strategy consultant for Accenture. Massman earned a bachelor’s degree in business administration from the University of North Dakota and an MBA from Harvard University. She also serves on the American Forest & Paper Association board.

Mark Schober

Mr. Mark A. Schober is Director of Black Hills Corp. Schober most recently served as senior vice president and chief financial officer for ALLETTE, Inc. from 2006 until his retirement in 2014. Mark has more than 37 years of experience in various finance and accounting positions in the utility industry. Schober earned a bachelor of accounting degree and an MBA from the University of Minnesota-Duluth and is a certified public accountant.

Teresa Taylor

Ms. Teresa A. Taylor has been appointed Director of the Company. Taylor has more than 28 years of experience in technology, media and the telecom sector. She is the owner of Blue Valley Advisors, LLC, and has served as chief executive officer since May 2012. Teresa also serves as a director of T-Mobile USA and First Interstate BancSystem, Inc. She was a director of Columbia Pipeline Group, Inc. from 2015 to July 1, 2016 and NiSource from 2012 to 2015. From 1988 to 2011, Taylor worked for Qwest Communications in Denver, Colorado, where she most recently served as chief operating officer, leading daily operations and a senior management team responsible for 30,000 employees in field support, technical development, sales, marketing, customer support and IT systems. She received a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse.

John Vering

Mr. John B. Vering serves as Director of Black Hills Corp . He is Managing Director of Lone Mountain Investments, Inc., oil and gas investments, since 2002. Partner in Vering Feed Yards LLC, a privately owned agricultural company, since 2010. Served as Interim President and General Manager of Black Hills Exploration and Production, Inc., company's oil and gas subsidiary, from May 2010 to December 2011. Previously held several executive positions in the oil and gas industry.

Jack Eugster

Mr. Jack W. Eugster serves as an Independent Director of Black Hills Corp. He is Retired. Former Chairman, Chief Executive Officer and President of Musicland Stores, Inc., a retail music and home video company, from 1980 until his retirement in 2001. Currently Director of Graco Inc. since 2004 and Life Time Fitness, Inc. since 2009. Previously Director of Donaldson Co., Inc. from 1993 to 2012, Golf Galaxy, Inc. from 2000 to 2007 and Director of Shopko Stores, Inc. from 1991 to 2005, serving as Non-Executive Chairman from 2001 to 2005.

Michael Madison

Mr. Michael H. Madison serves as an Independent Director of Black Hills Corp. He is Retired. Former President and Chief Executive Officer and a Director of Cleco Corporation, a public utility holding company, from 2005 to 2011, and President and Chief Operating Officer of Cleco Power, LLC, from 2003 to 2005. He was state president, Louisiana-Arkansas with American Electric Power, from 2000 to 2003.

Steven Mills

Mr. Steven R. Mills serves as an Independent Director of Black Hills Corp. He is Retired. Former Chief Financial Officer of Amyris, Inc., an integrated renewable products company, from 2012 to 2013. Served as Senior Executive Vice President, Performance and Growth of Archer Daniels Midland Company, a processor, transporter, buyer and marketer of agricultural products from 2010 to 2012, Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer from 2008 to 2010, and Senior Vice President Strategic Planning from 2006 to 2008.

Gary Pechota

Mr. Gary L. Pechota serves as an Independent Director of Black Hills Corp. Mr. Pechota is President and Chief Executive Officer of DT-TRAK Consulting, Inc., a medical billing services company, since 2007. Retired from 2005 to 2007. Former Chief of Staff of the National Indian Gaming Commission from 2003 to 2005. Previously held executive positions in the cement industry, including serving as chief executive officer of a publicly traded company, and positions in finance and accounting. Currently Director of Insteel Industries, Inc. since 1998. Previously Director of Texas Industries, Inc. from 2009 to 2012.

Rebecca Roberts

Ms. Rebecca B. Roberts serves as an Independent Director of Black Hills Corp . She is Retired. Former President of Chevron Pipe Line Company, a pipeline company transporting crude oil, refined petroleum products, liquefied petroleum gas, natural gas and chemicals within the United States, from 2006 to 2011. President of Chevron Global Power Generation from 2003 to 2006. Currently Director of Enbridge Energy Company, Inc. and Enbridge Energy Management, LLC since 2012 and MSA Safety Inc. since 2013.

Thomas Zeller

Mr. Thomas J. Zeller serves as Presiding Independent Director of Black Hills Corp. He is Retired. Former Chief Executive Officer of RESPEC, a technical consulting and services firm with expertise in engineering, information technologies, and water and natural resources specializing in emerging environmental protection protocols, in 2011 and served as President from 1995 to 2011.

Jerome Nichols