People: CVR Energy Inc (CVI.N)

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11 Jul 2014
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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Carl Icahn

78 2012 Chairman of the Board

John Lipinski

63 2012 President, Chief Executive Officer, Director

Susan Ball

50 2012 Chief Financial Officer, Treasurer

Wyatt Jernigan

62 2006 Executive Vice President - Crude Oil Acquisition and Petroleum Marketing

Robert Haugen

55 2006 Executive Vice President - Refining Operations

Edmund Gross

63 2007 Senior Vice President, General Counsel, Secretary

Janice DeVelasco

2014 Vice President - Environmental, Health and Safety

Courtney Mather

2014 Director

Bob Alexander

80 2012 Independent Director

SungHwan Cho

40 2012 Independent Director

Samuel Merksamer

33 2012 Independent Director

Stephen Mongillo

52 2012 Independent Director

Andrew Roberto

28 2014 Independent Director

James Strock

57 2012 Independent Director

Jay Finks

Investor Relations Contact Officer

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, Mr. Lipinski 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, Ms. Ball 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.

Wyatt Jernigan

Mr. Wyatt E. Jernigan serves as Executive Vice President - Crude Oil Acquisition and Petroleum Marketing of CVR Energy, Inc., since September 2006. He served as Executive Vice President Crude & Feedstocks at CRLLC since June 24, 2005. In addition, Mr. Jernigan has served as Executive Vice President, Crude Oil Acquisition and Petroleum Marketing of CVR Refining’s general partner since its inception in September 2012. Mr. Jernigan has more than 30 years of experience in the areas of crude oil and petroleum products related to trading, marketing, logistics and business development. Most recently, Mr. Jernigan was a managing director with Prudentia Energy, an advisory and management firm focused on mid-stream/downstream energy sectors, from January 2004 to June 2005. Most of his career was spent with Coastal Corporation and El Paso, where he held several positions in crude oil supply, petroleum marketing and asset development, both domestic and international. Following the merger between Coastal Corporation and El Paso in 2001, Mr. Jernigan assumed the role of Managing Director for Petroleum Markets Originations. Mr. Jernigan attended Virginia Wesleyan College, majoring in Sociology and has training in petroleum fundamentals from the University of Texas.

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.

Edmund Gross

Mr. Edmund S. Gross J.D. is Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary of CVR Energy, Inc., since October 2007. He served as Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary of Company since September 2006 and General Counsel and Secretary of CRLLC since July 2004. Since October 2007, Mr. Gross has also served as the Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary of the general partner of CVR Partners. In addition, Mr. Gross has served as the Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary of CVR Refining’s general partner since its inception in September 2012. Prior to joining CRLLC, Mr. Gross was Of Counsel at Stinson Morrison Hecker LLP in Kansas City, Missouri from 2002 to 2004, was Senior Corporate Counsel with Farmland from 1987 to 2002 and was an associate and later a partner at Weeks, Thomas & Lysaught, a law firm in Kansas City, Kansas, from 1980 to 1987. Mr. Gross received a Bachelor of Arts degree in history from Tulane University, a Juris Doctor from the University of Kansas and an MBA from the University of Kansas.

Janice DeVelasco

Ms. Janice T. DeVelasco is Vice President - Environmental, Health and Safety of CVR Energy Inc. For the past seven years, DeVelasco had been directing the process safety management program for the companies as a senior environmental, health and safety advisor. DeVelasco has more than 30 years of environmental, health, safety and risk management experience, having served in several management and consulting positions with companies such as CITGO Petroleum Corporation and Sage Environmental Consulting, L.P. A licensed professional engineer, DeVelasco holds a bachelor’s degree in chemical engineering from the University of Oklahoma and a master’s degree in business administration from Texas A&M University.

Courtney Mather

Mr. Courtney Mather has been appointed as Director of CVR Energy, Inc., with effect from 19 May 2014. Mr. Mather has served as a Managing Director of Icahn Capital LP (“Icahn Capital”), the entity through which Carl C. Icahn manages investment funds, since April 2014. Mr. Mather is responsible for identifying, analyzing, and monitoring investment opportunities and portfolio companies for Icahn Capital. Prior to joining Icahn Capital, Mr. Mather was Managing Director at Goldman Sachs & Co, where he served in various investment roles from 1998 to 2012. He was a director of the Loan Syndications and Trading Association (“LSTA”), an organization that develops policies and market practices with firms transacting in loans and related claims, in 2011. Mr. Mather received a B.A. in Political Science from Rutgers College and attended the United States Naval Academy.

Bob Alexander

Mr. Bob G. Alexander is 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. Sung Hwan Cho is 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.

Samuel Merksamer

Mr. Samuel Merksamer is Independent Director of CVR Energy Inc. since May 2012. Mr. Merksamer is a Managing Director of Icahn Capital LP, a subsidiary 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), where he has been employed since May 2008. Mr. Merksamer is responsible for identifying, analyzing and monitoring investment opportunities and portfolio companies for Icahn Capital. From 2003 until 2008, Mr. Merksamer was an analyst at Airlie Opportunity Capital Management, a hedge fund management company, where he focused on high yield and distressed investments. Mr. Merksamer has been a director of: Hologic, Inc., a supplier of diagnostic, medical imaging and surgical products, since December 2013; Talisman Energy Inc., an independent oil and gas exploration and production company, since December 2013; Transocean Ltd., a provider of offshore contract drilling services for oil and gas wells, since May 2013; CVR Refining, LP, an independent downstream energy limited partnership, since September 2012; Navistar International Corporation, a truck and engine manufacturer, since December 2012; Ferrous Resources Limited, an iron ore mining company with operations in Brazil, since November 2012; and CVR Energy, Inc., a diversified holding company primarily engaged in the petroleum refining and nitrogen fertilizer manufacturing industries, since May 2012. CVR Refining, CVR Energy, Federal — Mogul, American Railcar Industries, Viskase Companies and PSC Metals are each indirectly controlled by Carl C. Icahn. Mr. Icahn also has a non-controlling interest in Transocean, Navistar, Ferrous Resources and Dynegy Inc. through the ownership of securities. Mr. Merksamer received an A.B. in Economics from Cornell University in 2002.

Stephen Mongillo

Mr. Stephen Mongillo is 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.

Andrew Roberto

Mr. Andrew Roberto is a Independent Director of CVR Energy, Inc. Mr. Robertohas served as an Associate of Icahn Enterprises L.P. since May 2012. Icahn Enterprises is a diversified holding company engaged in a variety of businesses, including investment, automotive, energy, gaming, railcar, food packaging, metals, real estate and home fashion. Mr. Roberto is responsible for identifying, analyzing and monitoring investment opportunities and portfolio companies for Icahn Enterprises. Prior to joining Icahn Enterprises, Mr. Roberto served as a research analyst at RBS Securities covering the automotive, industrial, coal, homebuilding and building products sectors as a member of the high yield and distressed debt trading team. Mr. Roberto began his career at AllianceBernstein, where he focused on client services and relationship management. Mr. Roberto has been a director of: American Railcar Industries, Inc., a railcar manufacturing company, since February 2014; American Railcar Leasing LLC, a lessor and seller of specialized railroad tank and covered hopper railcars, since February 2014; CVR Energy, Inc., a diversified holding company primarily engaged in the petroleum refining and nitrogen fertilizer manufacturing industries, since February 2014; CVR Partners LP, a nitrogen fertilizer company, since February 2014; CVR Refining, LP, an independent downstream energy limited partnership, since February 2014; WestPoint Home LLC, a home textiles manufacturer, since February 2014; and Viskase Companies, Inc., a meat casing company, since February 2014. American Railcar Industries, American Railcar Leasing, CVR Energy, CVR Partners, CVR Refining, Westpoint Home and Viskase are each indirectly controlled by Carl C. Icahn. Mr. Roberto received his B.A. in Economics from Williams College.

James Strock

Mr. James M. Strock is 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.

Jay Finks

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