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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Carl Icahn

80 2012 Chairman of the Board

John Lipinski

65 2012 President, Chief Executive Officer, Director

Susan Ball

52 2012 Chief Financial Officer, Treasurer

Robert Haugen

57 2006 Executive Vice President - Refining Operations

John Walter

39 2015 Senior Vice President, General Counsel, Secretary

Martin Power

60 2014 Chief Commercial Officer

Jonathan Frates

33 2016 Director

Andrew Langham

42 2014 Director

Bob Alexander

81 2012 Independent Director

SungHwan Cho

41 2012 Independent Director

Stephen Mongillo

53 2012 Independent Director

James Strock

58 2012 Independent Director

Biographies

Name Description

Carl Icahn

Mr.Carl C. Icahn serves as chairman of the board of CVR Energy, Inc., since June 2012. He has served as chairman of the board and a director of Starfire Holding Corporation, a privately-held holding company, and chairman of the board and a director of various subsidiaries of Starfire, since 1984. Since August 2007, through his position as Chief Executive Officer of Icahn Capital LP, a wholly owned subsidiary of Icahn Enterprises L.P., and certain related entities, Mr. Icahn’s principal occupation is managing private investment funds, including Icahn Partners LP, Icahn Partners Master Fund LP, Icahn Partners Master Fund II LP and Icahn Partners Master Fund III LP.Mr. Icahn received his B.A. from Princeton University. Mr. Icahn brings to his role as director his significant business experience and leadership role as director in various companies as discussed above. In addition, Mr. Icahn is uniquely qualified based on his historical background for creating value in companies across multiple industries. Mr. Icahn has proven to be a successful investor over the past 40 years.

John Lipinski

Mr. John J. Lipinski J.D., is President, Chief Executive Officer, Director of CVR Energy, Inc. He has served as our Chief Executive Officer, President and a member of our Board since September 2006 and served as Chairman of our Board from October 2007 until May 2012 when IEP acquired the majority of our common stock (the “IEP Acquisition”). In addition, Mr. Lipinski has served as Executive Chairman of the general partner of CVR Partners, LP (“CVR Partners”) since June 2011. He has been a director of the general partner of CVR Partners since October 2007 and was Chief Executive Officer and President from October 2007 to June 2011. In addition, he has served as the Chief Executive Officer, President, and Director of CVR Refining, LP’s (“CVR Refining”) general partner since its inception in September 2012. For a discussion of CVR Partners and CVR Refining, see “Certain Relationships and Related Party Transactions — Transactions with CVR Partners and CVR Refining.” Mr. Lipinski has over 40 years of experience in the petroleum refining and nitrogen fertilizer industries. He began his career with Texaco Inc. In 1985, Mr. Lipinski joined The Coastal Corporation, eventually serving as Vice President of Refining with overall responsibility for Coastal Corporation’s refining and petrochemical operations. Upon the merger of Coastal with El Paso Corporation in 2001, Mr. Lipinski was promoted to Executive Vice President of Refining and Chemicals, where he was responsible for all refining, petrochemical, nitrogen-based chemical processing and lubricant operations, as well as the corporate engineering and construction group. Mr. Lipinski left El Paso in 2002 and became an independent management consultant. In 2004, he became a managing director and partner of Prudentia Energy, an advisory and management firm. Mr. Lipinski graduated from Stevens Institute of Technology with a bachelor’s degree in Engineering (chemical) and received a Juris Doctor degree from Rutgers University School of Law.

Susan Ball

Ms. Susan M. Ball serves as Chief Financial Officer, Treasurer of CVR Energy, Inc., effective from August 7, 2012. She has previously served as Vice President, Chief Accounting Officer and Assistant Treasurer of CVR Energy and the general partner of CVR Partners since October 2007 and as Vice President, Chief Accounting Officer and Assistant Treasurer for Coffeyville Resources since May 2006. In addition, she has also served as the Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer of CVR Refining’s general partner since its inception in September 2012. Ms. Ball has more than 25 years of experience in the accounting industry, with more than 12 years serving clients in the public accounting industry. Prior to joining CVR Energy, she served as a Tax Managing Director with KPMG LLP, where she was responsible for all aspects of federal and state income tax compliance and tax consulting, which included a significant amount of mergers and acquisition work on behalf of her clients. Ms. Ball received a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from Missouri Western State University and is a Certified Public Accountant.

Robert Haugen

Mr. Robert W. Haugen is an Executive Vice President - Refining Operations of CVR Energy, Inc. since September 2006. He served as Executive Vice President Engineering & Construction at CRLLC since June 24, 2005. In addition, Mr. Haugen has served as Executive Vice President, Refining Operations of CVR Refining’s general partner since its inception in September 2012. Mr. Haugen brings more than 25 years of experience in the refining, petrochemical and nitrogen fertilizer business to our Company. Prior to joining us, Mr. Haugen was a managing director and Partner of Prudentia Energy, an advisory and management firm focused on mid-stream/downstream energy sectors, from January 2004 to June 2005. On leave from Prudentia, he served as the Senior Oil Consultant to the Iraqi Reconstruction Management Office for the U.S. Department of State. Prior to joining Prudentia Energy, Mr. Haugen served in numerous engineering, operations, marketing and management positions at the Howell Corporation and at the Coastal Corporation. Upon the merger of Coastal and El Paso in 2001, Mr. Haugen was named Vice President and General Manager for the Coastal Corpus Christi Refinery and later held the positions of Vice President of Chemicals and Vice President of Engineering and Construction. Mr. Haugen received a Bachelor of Science degree in Chemical Engineering from the University of Texas.

John Walter

Mr. John R. Walter is Senior Vice President, General Counsel, Secretary of the Company. Mr. Walter joined CVR Energy in 2008 as associate general counsel and later served as vice president, associate general counsel and assistant secretary. Prior to joining CVR Energy, Walter served as a corporate and transactional attorney for Kansas City, Missouri -based firms Stinson Morrison Hecker , LLP and Seigfreid, Bingham, Levy, Selzer & Gee, P.C. for a combined six years. During his time at both firms, he assisted clients with the negotiation and drafting of contracts, the acquisition or divestiture of businesses, corporate governance and regulatory compliance. Walter received a bachelor's degree in psychology from Colorado State University and a Juris Doctor from the University of Kansas.

Martin Power

Mr. Martin J. Power is Chief Commercial Officer of the Company. Power has more than 35 years of experience in the areas of crude oil and petroleum products related to trading, marketing, logistics and business development. Most recently, he served as manager of business development and as a trading manager at Koch Supply & Trading, LP. Previous to Koch, Power was co-founder and president of Riverway Petroleum Partners, LLC, a petroleum products trading and logistics company. Previous to Riverway Petroleum Partners, Power spent much of his career in senior management roles for major petroleum companies. He served as managing director of light products and managing director of crude oil for El Paso Merchant Energy; vice president of trading, vice president of foreign crude and senior vice president of light products for Coastal States Trading; and as a senior trader for BP North America Petroleum and BP Oil Supply. Power holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration – Accounting from Nichols College and serves on its Board of Trustees.

Jonathan Frates

Mr. Jonathan Frates is Director of the Company. Mr. Frates has been a Portfolio Company Associate at Icahn Enterprises L.P., a diversified holding company engaged in a variety of businesses, including investment, automotive, energy, gaming, railcar, food packaging, metals, mining, real estate and home fashion, since November 2015. Prior to joining Icahn Enterprises, Mr. Frates served as a Senior Business Analyst at First Acceptance Corp. and as an Associate at its holding company, Diamond A Ford Corp. Mr. Frates began his career as an Investment Banking Analyst at Wachovia Securities LLC. Mr. Frates has served as a director of: American Railcar Industries, Inc., a railcar manufacturing company, since March 2016; Viskase Companies, Inc., a meat casing company, since March 2016; CVR Energy, Inc., a diversified holding company primarily engaged in petroleum refining and nitrogen fertilizer production, since March 2016; and CVR Refining, LP, an independent downstream energy limited partnership, since March 2016. American Railcar Industries, Viskase Companies, CVR Energy and CVR Refining are each indirectly controlled by Carl C. Icahn. Mr. Frates received a BBA from Southern Methodist University and an MBA from Columbia Business School.

Andrew Langham

Mr. Andrew Langham is Director of the Company. Andrew Langham has been General Counsel of Icahn Enterprises L.P. (a diversified holding company engaged in a variety of businesses, including investment, automotive, energy, gaming, railcar, food packaging, metals, real estate and home fashion) since January 2015. From 2005 to January 2015, Mr. Langham was Assistant General Counsel of Icahn Enterprises. Prior to joining Icahn Enterprises, Mr. Langham was an associate at Latham & Watkins LLP focusing on corporate finance, mergers and acquisitions, and general corporate matters. Mr. Langham has been a director of: CVR Refining, LP, an independent downstream energy limited partnership, since September 2014; and CVR Energy, Inc., a diversified holding company primarily engaged in the petroleum refining and nitrogen fertilizer manufacturing industries, since September 2014. CVR Refining and CVR Energy are each indirectly controlled by Carl C. Icahn. Mr. Langham received a B.A. in 1995 from Whitman College, and a J.D. from the University of Washington in 2000. Based on Mr. Langham’s extensive corporate and public company experience, we believe that Mr. Langham has the requisite set of skills to serve as a member of our Board.

Bob Alexander

Mr. Bob G. Alexander is an Independent Director of CVR Energy, Inc. since May 2012. Mr. Alexander has served as a Director since the IEP Acquisition. Mr. Alexander has served as a director of TransAtlantic Petroleum Corp., an international exploration and production company doing business in Turkey, Poland, Bulgaria and Romania, since June 2010, and Chesapeake Energy Corporation, an oil and gas exploration and production company, since June 2012. Mr. Alexander, a founder of Alexander Energy Corporation, served as Chairman of the Board, President and Chief Executive Officer of Alexander Energy from 1980 to 1996. Alexander Energy merged with National Energy Group, Inc., an oil and gas property management company, in 1996 and Mr. Alexander served as President and Chief Executive Officer from 1998 to 2006. National Energy Group was previously indirectly controlled by Carl C. Icahn. From 1976 to 1980, Mr. Alexander served as Vice President and General Manager of the Northern Division of Reserve Oil, Inc. and President of Basin Drilling Corporation, both subsidiaries of Reserve Oil and Gas Company of Denver, Colorado. Mr. Alexander also served on the board of Quest Resource Corporation from June to August 2008. Mr. Alexander has served on numerous committees with the Independent Petroleum Association of America, the Oklahoma Independent Petroleum Association and the State of Oklahoma Energy Commission. Mr. Alexander received a Bachelor of Science degree in Geological Engineering from the University of Oklahoma.

SungHwan Cho

Mr. SungHwan Cho is an Independent Director of CVR Energy, Inc., since May 2012. Mr. Cho has served as Chief Financial Officer of Icahn Enterprises L.P., a diversified holding company engaged in a variety of businesses, including investment, automotive, energy, gaming, railcar, food packaging, metals, real estate and home fashion, since March 2012. Prior to that time, he was Senior Vice President and previously Portfolio Company Associate at Icahn Enterprises since October 2006. From 2004 to 2006, Mr. Cho served as Director of Finance for Atari, Inc., a publisher of interactive entertainment products. From 1999 to 2002, Mr. Cho served as Director of Corporate Development and Director of Product Development at Talk America, a telecommunications provider to small business and residential customers. From 1996 to 1999, he was an investment banker at Salomon Smith Barney in New York and Tokyo. Mr. Cho has been a director of: American Railcar Leasing LLC, a lessor and seller of specialized railroad tank and covered hopper railcars, since September 2013; CVR Refining, LP, an independent downstream energy limited partnership, since January 2013; Icahn Enterprises L.P., since September 2012; CVR Energy, Inc., a diversified holding company primarily engaged in the petroleum refining and nitrogen fertilizer manufacturing industries, since May 2012; CVR Partners LP, a nitrogen fertilizer company, since May 2012; Federal-Mogul Corporation, a supplier of automotive powertrain and safety components, since May 2012; XO Holdings, a competitive provider of telecom services, since August 2011; American Railcar Industries, Inc., a railcar manufacturing company, since June 2011; WestPoint Home LLC, a home textiles manufacturer, since January 2008; PSC Metals Inc., a metal recycling company, since December 2006; and Viskase Companies, Inc., a meat casing company, since November 2006. Mr. Cho received a B.S. in Computer Science from Stanford University and an MBA from New York University, Stern School of Business.

Stephen Mongillo

Mr. Stephen Mongillo is an Independent Director of CVR Energy, Inc., since May 2012. Mr. Mongillo has served as a Director since the IEP Acquisition. Mr. Mongillo is a private investor. From 2009 to 2011, Mr. Mongillo served as a director of American Railcar Industries, Inc. From January 2008 to January 2011, Mr. Mongillo served as a managing director of Icahn Capital LP, the entity through which Mr. Carl Icahn managed third-party investment funds. From March 2009 to January 2011, Mr. Mongillo served as a director of WestPoint International Inc. Prior to joining Icahn Capital, Mr. Mongillo worked at Bear Stearns for 10 years, most recently as a senior managing director overseeing the leveraged finance group’s efforts in the healthcare, real estate, gaming, lodging, leisure, restaurant and education sectors. American Railcar Industries and WestPoint International are each, directly or indirectly, controlled by Carl C. Icahn. Mr. Mongillo received a B.A. from Trinity College and an M.B.A from the Amos Tuck School of Business Administration at Dartmouth College.

James Strock

Mr. James M. Strock is an Independent Director of CVR Energy, Inc., since May 2012. He has served as a Director since the IEP Acquisition. James Strock has served in the public, private and not-for-profit sectors and the military. He is CEO of Serve to Lead, Inc. He served as California’s founding Secretary for Environmental Protection, after serving as Assistant Administrator for Enforcement (chief law enforcement officer) of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. He is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations. Mr. Strock holds degrees from Harvard College and Harvard Law School. He served to captain in the USAR-JAGC. Based upon Mr. Strock’s extensive business and public service experience, which enable him to assist boards in meeting their responsibilities in various functions, we believe that Mr. Strock has the requisite set of skills to serve as a Board member.

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