People: Baytex Energy Corp (BTE)

BTE on New York Consolidated

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Raymond Chan

59 2014 Non-Executive Chairman of the Board

James Bowzer

54 2012 President, Chief Executive Officer, Director

Rodney Gray

43 2014 Chief Financial Officer

Richard Ramsay

51 2014 Chief Operating Officer

Geoffrey Darcy

52 2014 Senior Vice President - Marketing

Brian Ector

46 2014 Senior Vice President - Capital Markets and Public Affairs

Neal Halstead

46 2014 Vice President - Finance, Controller

Murray Desrosiers

45 2010 Vice President, General Counsel, Corporate Secretary

Kendall Arthur

34 2015 Vice President - Lloydminster Business Unit

Cameron Hercus

45 2013 Vice President - Corporate Development

Ryan Johnson

38 2015 Vice President - Central Business Unit

Mark Montemurro

54 2013 Vice President - Thermal Projects

Gregory Sawchenko

42 2013 Vice President - Land

Michael Verm

56 2014 Vice President - U.S. Business Unit

Edward Chwyl

71 2011 Lead Independent Director

John Brussa

58 2010 Independent Director

Naveen Dargan

57 2010 Independent Director

R.E.T. Goepel

72 2010 Independent Director

Gregory Melchin

61 2010 Independent Director

Mary Peters

58 2013 Independent Director

Dale Shwed

56 2010 Independent Director

Andrea Beblow

2014 IR Contact Officer

Biographies

Name Description

Raymond Chan

Mr. Raymond T. Chan is Non-Executive Chairman of the Board of Baytex Energy Corp. Mr. Chan was appointed Chairman of the Board of Baytex on June 1, 2014. He originally joined Baytex Energy in October 1998 and has held the following positions: Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer (October 1998 to August 2003); President (September 2003 to November 2007); Chief Executive Officer (September 2003 to December 2008); Interim Chief Executive Officer (May 2012 to September 2012); and Executive Chairman (January 2009 to May 2014). Mr. Chan has held senior executive positions in the Canadian oil and gas industry since 1982, including chief financial officer titles at Tarragon Oil and Gas Limited, American Eagle Petroleums Ltd. and Gane Energy Corporation. Mr. Chan holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree and is a chartered accountant.

James Bowzer

Mr. James L. Bowzer is the President, Chief Executive Officer, Director of Baytex Energy Corp. Mr. Bowzer was appointed President, Chief Executive Officer and a director of Baytex on September 4, 2012. Prior to joining Baytex, Mr. Bowzer worked for Marathon Oil Corporation for 30 years in various positions, including Vice President, North American Production Operations and Regional Vice President, International Production. Mr. Bowzer holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Petroleum Engineering from the University of Wyoming and completed the Advanced Management Program at the Graduate School of Business at Indiana University. He is currently a member of the Board of Governors of the Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers. .

Rodney Gray

Mr. Rodney D. Gray is Chief Financial Officer of Baytex Energy Corp.,effective April 10, 2014. Mr. Gray has over twenty years' experience in the oil and gas industry. Prior to joining Baytex, Mr. Gray held the position of Chief Financial Officer for CEDA International since July, 2013. Prior thereto, he spent eleven years with Enerplus Corporation, including the last eight as Vice President, Finance where he was responsible for corporate reporting, treasury and capital markets, operational accounting, business analysis, risk management and insurance. Mr. Gray is a Chartered Accountant and has a Bachelor of Commerce degree with Honours from Queen's University.

Richard Ramsay

Mr. Richard P. Ramsay is Chief Operating Officer of Baytex Energy Corp. Mr. Ramsay joined Baytex as originally joined Baytex in January 2010 and has held the following positions: Vice President, Heavy Oil from January 2010 to January 2012 and Vice President, Alberta/B.C. Business Unit from January 2012 to May 2014. Mr. Ramsay has over 25 years of experience in the Canadian oil and gas industry and was formerly Chief Operating Officer of TAQA North Ltd. He previously held a variety of technical and management positions with Northrock Resources Ltd., Fletcher Challenge Energy Canada Inc., Amoco Canada Petroleum Ltd. and Dome Petroleum Ltd. Mr. Ramsay has Bachelor of Science degree with Distinction in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Saskatchewan and is a practicing member of the Association of Professional Engineers, Geologists and Geophysists of Alberta.

Geoffrey Darcy

Mr. Geoffrey J. Darcy is Senior Vice President - Marketing of Baytex Energy Corp. Mr. Darcy is responsible for maximizing the value of our products and managing our commodity price risk exposures. He joined Baytex in September 2011 and held the position of Vice President, Marketing from September 2011 to May 2014. Prior thereto, he was Director of North American Physical Crude Oil Trading for Barclays Bank. Mr. Darcy has over 25 years of experience in marketing, trading and crude oil supply in both Canada and the U.S. He was formerly Vice President of North American Crude Oil Marketing with Nexen Inc., and worked in crude oil supply for United Refining Company and Petro-Canada earlier in his career. Mr. Darcy holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree with Honours in Economics with Distinction from Concordia University and a Master of Business Administration from the University of Calgary.

Brian Ector

Mr. Brian G. Ector is Senior Vice President - Capital Markets and Public Affairs of Baytex Energy Corp. Mr. Ector is responsible for Baytex's equity capital markets, investor relations and public affairs functions. He joined Baytex in November 2009 and has held the following positions: Director of Investor Relations from November 2009 to June 2011, Vice President, Investor Relations from June 2011 to March 2014 and Vice President, Capital Markets from April 2014 to May 2014. Prior to joining Baytex, Mr. Ector spent 15 years as a sell-side research analyst covering both energy trusts and exploration and production corporations. Mr. Ector received a Bachelor of Commerce degree with a concentration in finance from the University of Calgary and received his Chartered Financial Analyst designation in 1996. He is a national board member of the Canadian Investor Relations Institute as well as a member of the National Investor Relations Institute, the CFA Institute and the Calgary CFA Society.

Neal Halstead

Mr. Neal Halstead is Vice President - Finance, Controller of Baytex Energy Corp. Mr. Halstead is responsible for Baytex's financial reporting and compliance, internal controls, and operational accounting. He originally joined Baytex in May 2013 as Controller. Prior to joining Baytex, Mr. Halstead was the Controller at Sasol Canada Holdings Ltd. Prior thereto, he was Vice President, Finance (Canadian Plains Division) at Cenovus Energy and previously, Assistant Controller, U.K. Finance at Encana Corporation in London, England. Mr. Halstead has also held a variety of positions with Encana Corporation, PanCanadian Petroleum, CP Rail, Trizec Properties and Ernst & Young. Mr. Halstead has over 20 years of experience in the Canadian and international oil and gas industry and holds a Bachelor of Commerce with Great Distinction from the University of Saskatchewan and is a member of the Canadian Institute of Chartered Accountants and the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Alberta.

Murray Desrosiers

Mr. Murray J. Desrosiers is Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary of Baytex Energy Corp., since October 22, 2010. He has held the same positions with Baytex Energy since May 20, 2009. Mr. Desrosiers is a corporate lawyer with over 15 years of experience advising energy companies in the areas of corporate finance, mergers and acquisitions, corporate governance and securities compliance matters. He joined Baytex Energy in July 2008 and held the position of General Counsel from August 2008 to May 2009. Prior to joining Baytex Energy, he held senior legal positions with PrimeWest Energy Inc. (the operating company of PrimeWest Energy Trust), Shiningbank Energy Ltd. (the operating company of Shiningbank Energy Income Fund), Enbridge Inc. and Enbridge Management Services Inc. (the manager of Enbridge Income Fund). Mr. Desrosiers holds a Bachelor of Laws from the University of Alberta and a Bachelor of Commerce (Finance) from the University of Calgary and is a member of the Law Society of Alberta.

Kendall Arthur

Mr. Kendall D. Arthur is Vice President, Lloydminster Business Unit of Baytex Energy Corp. Mr. Arthur was the Vice President - Saskatchewan Business Unit of Baytex Energy Corp. Mr. Arthur has over 10 years of experience in the Canadian oil and gas industry. He joined Baytex Energy in 2006 as a Production Engineer in the Heavy Oil Business Unit and held the position of Vice President, Saskatchewan Business Unit from January 2012 to March 2015. Prior to joining Baytex, he held various technical production, completions and operations roles with Husky Energy. Mr. Arthur received a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Saskatchewan and is a practicing member of the Association of Professional Engineers, Geologists and Geophysicists of Alberta.

Cameron Hercus

Mr. Cameron A. Hercus is Vice President - Corporate Development of Baytex Energy Corp., with effect from July 8, 2013. Mr. Hercus is responsible for evaluating acquisition opportunities and developing our long range growth plans. Mr. Hercus is a Petroleum Engineer with over 20 years of experience in the Canadian and European oil and gas industry. Prior to joining Baytex, he spent five years working with Vermilion Energy Inc. in business development, new ventures and exploitation roles evaluating and developing opportunities in Western Canada and Europe. Prior thereto, he worked with Marathon, Shell and Paladin Resources where he developed a strong background in reservoir engineering and field development while working in the UK North Sea. Mr. Hercus has a Bachelor of Science degree in Geology and Petroleum Geology (Honors) from the University of Aberdeen and completed a Master of Science degree in Petroleum Engineering from Heriot-Watt University in 1995.

Ryan Johnson

Mr. Ryan M. Johnson is Vice President, Central Business Unit of Baytex Energy Corp. Mr. Johnson was the Vice President - Alberta / B.C. Business Unit of Baytex Energy Corp. Mr. Johnson joined Baytex in 2007 focusing on technical responsibilities in northeast Alberta and southern Saskatchewan, including the planning and execution of Baytex's successful thermal SAGD project at Kerrobert. In January 2011, he was appointed Senior Geologist of the Peace River region and has been an integral member of the team responsible for the planning, coordination and execution of multi-lateral exploitation and thermal development of this resource. In mid-2013, Mr. Johnson was appointed Lead Geologist and charged with managing all key activities across the entire Alberta/B.C. Business Unit. In May 2014, Mr. Johnson was appointed Vice President, Alberta/B.C. Business Unit. Mr. Johnson has over 15 years of extensive technical and managerial roles in oil and gas exploration, development, operations and prospect identification. Mr. Johnson has a Bachelor of Science Degree (Honours) in Geology and Oceanography from the University of British Columbia and is a practicing member of the Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of Alberta.

Mark Montemurro

Mr. Mark A. Montemurro is Vice President - Thermal Projects of Baytex Energy Corp since November 11, 2013. Mr. Montemurro has over 30 years of experience in the Canadian oil and gas industry, including significant thermal project experience. Prior to joining Baytex, he has held a variety of executive positions, primarily leading subsurface, facility and operations teams with Sunshine Oilsands Ltd., Laricina Energy Limited, Deer Creek Energy Limited and PanCanadian Energy Corporation. He also co-founded Alter NRG, a Canadian public alternate energy company involved in plasma gasification. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Chemical Engineering from the University of Calgary and is a practicing member of the Association of Professional Engineers, Geologists and Geophysicists of Alberta.

Gregory Sawchenko

Mr. Gregory A. Sawchenko is Vice President - Land of Baytex Energy Corp. Mr. Sawchenko has 15 years of experience in oil and gas land management and negotiations. Prior to joining Baytex, he was most recently the Land Manager for Crescent Point Energy Corp. At Crescent Point, Mr. Sawchenko was an instrumental member in many key transactions and contributed to the growth of the company. Early in his career, he held positions with successive levels of responsibility at Numac Energy Inc., Anderson Exploration Ltd., Devon Canada Corporation and EnCana Corporation. Mr. Sawchenko holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree from the University of Calgary with a designation in Petroleum Land Management and is a member of the Canadian Association of Petroleum Landmen.

Michael Verm

Mr. Michael L. Verm is Vice President - U.S. Business Unit of Baytex Energy Corp. He is President of Baytex's primary U.S. operating entity, Baytex Energy USA, Inc., which is based in Houston, Texas. He originally joined Baytex on June 11, 2014 as Vice President, Eagle Ford Operations. Mr. Verm has over 30 years of experience in the oil and gas industry and has held a number of senior executive positions in North America and internationally. Mr. Verm served as Chief Operating Officer of Aurora Oil & Gas Limited from June 2011 to June 2014. Mr. Verm has a Bachelor of Science degree in petroleum engineering from Texas A&M and a Master of Business Administration degree from Oklahoma City University and is a registered professional engineer in Texas.

Edward Chwyl

Mr. Edward Chwyl is Lead Independent Director of Baytex Energy Corp. From September 2003 to December 2008, Mr. Chwyl has been Lead Independent Director of Baytex and/or Baytex Energy since February 2009. From September 2003 to December 2008, Mr. Chwyl was the Chairman of the Board of Directors of Baytex Energy. Mr. Chwyl holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Chemical Engineering and a Master of Science degree in Petroleum Engineering. He is a retired businessman with over 35 years of experience in the oil and gas industry in North America, most notably as President and Chief Executive Officer of Tarragon Oil and Gas Limited from 1989 to 1998. Prior thereto, he held various technical and executive positions within the oil and gas industry in Canada and the United States.

John Brussa

Mr. John A. Brussa is Independent Director of Baytex Energy Corp. Mr. Brussa holds a Bachelor of Arts, History and Economics degree and a Bachelor of Laws degree. He is the Vice Chairman of Burnet, Duckworth & Palmer LLP, a Calgary-based energy law firm where he focuses on tax law. He is also a director of a number of energy and energy-related companies. Mr. Brussa is a past governor of the Canadian Tax Foundation

Naveen Dargan

Mr. Naveen Dargan is Independent Director of Baytex Energy Corp. Mr. Dargan holds a Bachelor of Arts (Honours) degree in Mathematics and Economics, a Master of Business Administration degree and a Chartered Business Valuator designation. He has been an independent businessman since June 2003. Prior thereto, he worked for over 20 years in the investment banking business, finishing his career as Senior Managing Director and Head of Energy Investment Banking at Raymond James Ltd.

R.E.T. Goepel

Mr. R.E.T. Goepel is Independent Director of Baytex Energy Corp. Mr. Goepel holds a Bachelor of Commerce (Honours) degree. He is currently Senior Vice President for Raymond James Ltd. He commenced his career in investment banking in 1968 and was President and co-founder of Goepel Shields & Partners, which later became Goepel McDermid Ltd. and was acquired by Raymond James Ltd. in 2001. He is past Chairman of the Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympics and The Business Council of British Columbia. He is a recipient of the Queen's Gold and Diamond Jubilee Medals for service to the community, financial industry and business.

Gregory Melchin

Mr. Gregory K. Melchin is Independent Director of Baytex Energy Corp. Mr. Melchin holds a Bachelor of Science degree (major in accounting) and a Fellow Chartered Accountant designation from the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Alberta. He has also completed the Directors Education Program with the Institute of Corporate Directors. He is currently the Chairperson of the Board of Directors of ENMAX Corporation, a municipally-owned utility. Mr. Melchin was a member of the Legislative Assembly of Alberta from March 1997 to March 2008. Among his various assignments with the Government of Alberta, he was Minister of Energy, Minister of Seniors and Community Supports and Minister of Revenue. Prior to being elected to the Legislative Assembly of Alberta, he served in various management positions for 20 years in the Calgary business community.

Mary Peters

Ms. Mary Ellen Peters is Independent Director of Baytex Energy Corp., with effect from July 8, 2013. Ms. Peters holds a Bachelor of Science degree (major in finance) and a Master of Business Administration degree. She has also completed executive management programs at Penn State University and Indiana University and the Oxford Energy Seminar. She is a retired businesswoman with over 30 years of experience in the petroleum industry, most notably as Senior Vice President, Transportation and Logistics (2009-2010) and Senior Vice President, Marketing (1998-2009) at Marathon Petroleum Company LP. Prior thereto, she held various technical and management positions with Marathon.

Dale Shwed

Mr. Dale O. Shwed is Independent Director of Baytex Energy Corp. Mr. Shwed holds a Bachelor of Science degree specializing in Geology. He has been President and Chief Executive Officer of Crew Energy Inc. since September 2003. Prior thereto, he was President and Chief Executive Officer of Baytex Energy from 1993 to August 2003. He commenced his career in the oil and gas industry in 1980. .

Andrea Beblow

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