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DuPont Fabros Technology Inc (DFT)

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Lammot du Pont

49 2011 Chairman of the Board

Christopher Eldredge

44 2015 President, Chief Executive Officer, Director

Jeffrey Foster

53 2015 Chief Financial Officer, Executive Vice President, Treasurer

Scott Davis

56 2015 Executive Vice President, Chief Technology Officer

Richard Montfort

55 2012 Executive Vice President, General Counsel, Secretary

Maria Kenny

49 2015 Executive Vice President, Chief Development Officer

Brian Doricko

49 2015 Senior Vice President and Chief Revenue Officer

James Armstrong

39 2014 Chief Accounting Officer

Steve Rubis

2016 Vice President, IR Contact Officer

John Roberts

52 2016 Lead Independent Director

Michael Coke

48 2007 Independent Director

Thomas Eckert

68 2007 Independent Director

Frederic Malek

79 2016 Independent Director

Mary Styer

2015 Independent Director

John Toole

75 2007 Independent Director

Biographies

Name Description

Lammot du Pont

Mr. Lammot J. du Pont is Chairman of the Board of DuPont Fabros Technology, Inc. He is a co-founder of our Company, has served as Chairman of our Board and a director since our inception in 2007. From our inception to 2011, he served as our Executive Chairman. In 1997, Mr. du Pont, along with Mr. Fateh, co-founded a real estate development company. From April 1995 to April 1996, Mr. du Pont held the position of Special Assistant, Capital Markets Regulatory Reform Project, with the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS). From March 1993 to April 1995, he held the position of Full Committee Staff Member with the U.S. House of Representatives (Committee on Banking & Financial Services).

Christopher Eldredge

Mr. Christopher P. Eldredge is President, Chief Executive Officer, Director of DuPont Fabros Technology, Inc. From 2013 until February 2015, Mr. Eldredge served as Executive Vice President, Data Center Services and Global Solutions, of NTT America, Inc., a subsidiary of Nippon Telegraph and Telephone Corporation. From 2011 to 2013, Mr. Eldredge was President and General Manager, Ethernet Exchange and Product Management, at the Telx Group, a privately held provider of data center solutions throughout the United States. From 2009 to 2011, he was Executive Vice President, Alternate Channels and Carrier Sales, at Broadview Networks, a provider of integrated communications solutions. Mr. Eldredge has extensive leadership and data center industry experience.

Jeffrey Foster

Mr. Jeffrey H. Foster is Chief Financial Officer, Executive Vice President, Treasurer of DuPont Fabros Technology Inc. From July 2007 to November 2013. He holds masters from university of south florida and Bachelor of Science in Accounting from University of Florida.

Scott Davis

Mr. Scott A. Davis has been promoted as Executive Vice President, Chief Technology Officer of Dupont Fabros Technology, Inc. Davis was most recently DFT's executive vice president of data center operations. He previously served as the director of operations for DuPont Fabros Development (DFD) and later senior vice president of operations for DuPont Fabros Technology. Prior to DFD, Davis held the position of senior director of data center operations at AOL. Before AOL, Davis was a principal at CCG Facilities Integration Inc., where he oversaw the design, construction and commissioning of new data centers. Davis received a Bachelor of Science in electrical engineering from the University of Maryland.

Richard Montfort

Mr. Richard A. Montfort, Jr., is the Executive Vice President, General Counsel, Secretary of DuPont Fabros Technology, Inc. He has served as our General Counsel and Secretary since April 2008 and as an Executive Vice President since February 2012.

Maria Kenny

Ms. Maria Kenny has been promoted as Executive Vice President, Chief Development Officer of Dupont Fabros Technology, Inc. She was Senior Vice President - Finance, Treasurer of the company. Kenny will oversee all development activities as the company expands its portfolio in current as well as new markets. She will be responsible for the efficient implementation of DFT's new flexible density and flexible redundancy data center design. Kenny was most recently DFT's senior vice president, finance and treasurer. Prior to DFT, she served as chief financial officer for DuPont Fabros Development (DFD), where she was responsible for all aspects of finance, accounting and administration. Prior to DFD, Kenny worked in public accounting as audit manager at CohnReznick, a national accounting firm specializing in the real estate and construction industries. Kenny earned a Bachelor of Arts in economics from the University of North Carolina.

Brian Doricko

Mr. Brian Doricko is Senior Vice President and Chief Revenue Officer of DuPont Fabros Technology, Inc. Before joining DFT, Doricko served in various sales leadership roles including vice president of sales - Northeast Region and most recently as vice president of strategic accounts at Digital Realty Trust. In this role he oversaw the leasing of data center capacity and related services globally to clients headquartered in the Northeastern United States . Prior to Digital Realty Trust, Doricko was vice president of business development at Genpact (formerly General Electric Capital International Services). While there, he was responsible for sales of business process outsourcing (BPO) products and services as well as information technology services. Before Genpact, Doricko held a variety of positions at SAVVIS Communications, working his way up from strategic account executive to vice president, sales, strategic accounts. During his time at SAVVIS he was responsible for the direct supervision of a thirty five-person team managing the company's largest accounts. Doricko started his career with Sungard Recovery Services. Doricko holds a Bachelor of Science in business administration from the University of New Hampshire.

James Armstrong

Mr. James W. Armstrong is Chief Accounting Officer of Dupont Fabros Technology, Inc. Armstrong joined DuPont Fabros Technology at the time of its initial public offering in 2007 as the Director of Financial Reporting. He has served as our Chief Accounting Officer since August 2014. From December 2013 to August 2014, he served as our Vice President and Corporate Controller. From October 2007 to December 2013, Mr. Armstrong served as our Director of Financial Reporting.

Steve Rubis

John Roberts

Mr. John T. Roberts is an Lead Independent Director of DuPont Fabros Technology, Inc. Mr. Roberts has served on our Board of Directors since February 2011. From 1997 to 2010, Mr. Roberts served in various positions with AMB. From 1999 to 2010, he served as President of AMB Capital Partners LLC, a subsidiary of AMB responsible for AMB’s global private capital ventures, and, from 1997 to 1999, he served as the Senior Vice President/ Director of Capital Markets of AMB Capital Partners LLC. Mr. Roberts has extensive leadership, finance and real estate industry experience. In his prior roles with AMB, Mr. Roberts gained extensive leadership experience as an executive officer of a large, complex, publicly-traded organization engaged in the real estate industry. In addition, while at AMB, Mr. Roberts was the chairman of AMB’s investment committee and a member of its executive committee, and he was responsible for directing the formation, structuring and capital raising for AMB’s private capital ventures globally. We believe that Mr. Roberts’ leadership experience as an executive officer of a large, complex organization provides our Board with valuable expertise in these areas. We believe that this experience and Mr. Robert’s service on our Audit Committee and Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee provide the background for service as our Lead Independent Director.

Michael Coke

Mr. Michael A. Coke is the Independent Director of DuPont Fabros Technology, Inc. Mr. Coke has served on our Board of Directors since October 2007. Since February 2010, Mr. Coke has served as the President and a director of Terreno Realty Corporation, which acquires and manages industrial real estate. From February 2010 to May 2013, he served as the Chief Financial Officer of Terreno Realty Corporation. From September 2007 to February 2010, Mr. Coke served as the managing partner of Terreno Capital Partners LLC, a real estate investment management firm. From January 1999 to March 2007, Mr. Coke served as chief financial officer of AMB Property Corporation (“AMB”), now Prologis, Inc., a leading global developer, owner and operator of industrial real estate. While at AMB, Mr. Coke also served as executive vice president until May 2007, and was AMB’s chief accounting officer from 1998 until January 2007. From October 2005 to May 2007, Mr. Coke served as President and Chief Executive Officer of IAT Aviation Facilities, Inc., a listed Canadian Income Trust. Prior to joining AMB, Mr. Coke spent seven years with Arthur Andersen LLP, where he most recently served as an audit manager.

Thomas Eckert

Mr. Thomas D. Eckert is the Independent Director of DuPont Fabros Technology, Inc. From September 2011 to October 2014, Mr. Eckert served as the Chairman of the Board of Capital Automotive Real Estate Services, Inc., which owns and manages net-leased real estate used primarily by large automotive retailers and is the operating affiliate of the private entity that acquired Capital Automotive REIT. From December 2005 to September 2011, he served as the President and Chief Executive Officer of Capital Automotive Real Estate Services. In October 1997, Mr. Eckert co-founded Capital Automotive REIT and, from 1997 through its acquisition by Capital Automotive Real Estate Services in December 2005, served as its President and Chief Executive Officer. From 1983 to 1997, Mr. Eckert was employed by Pulte Home Corporation, a leading homebuilding firm, serving from 1994 to 1997 as President of Pulte’s Mid-Atlantic Region. From 1970 to 1978, Mr. Eckert was a Certified Public Accountant with Arthur Andersen LLP.

Frederic Malek

Mr. Frederic V. Malek is an Independent Director of DuPont Fabros Technology, Inc. In 1991, Mr. Malek has served on our Board of Directors since October 2007. In 1991, Mr. Malek founded and has since served as the Chairman of Thayer Lodging Group, a hotel investment company. In 1992, Mr. Malek founded and, until 2010, served as the Chairman of Thayer Capital Partners, a Washington DC-based merchant bank. From 1989 to 1992, he served as President, Co-Chief Executive Officer and Vice Chairman of Northwest Airlines. From 1981 to 1998, he served as President of Marriott Hotels. Mr. Malek has extensive leadership, finance and real estate industry experience. Mr. Malek is an experienced board member who currently serves on the board of CBRE Group, Inc., a commercial real estate services firm. Mr. Malek formerly served on the boards of four other large, complex organizations: Northwest Airlines; FPL Group, Inc., now NextEra Energy, Inc., which generates, transmits, distributes and sells electric energy in Florida; Federal National Mortgage Association, a government-sponsored enterprise that supports liquidity, stability and affordability in the secondary mortgage market; and Automatic Data Processing, Inc., a provider of human resource, payroll, tax and benefits administration solutions. Mr. Malek’s service on these boards has provided him valuable insight in addressing governance issues. The Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee, with Mr. Malek abstaining, considered the provisions of our Corporate Governance Guidelines that provide for a retirement age of 75, unless otherwise recommended by the Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee. The committee, with Mr. Malek abstaining, determined that Mr. Malek’s nomination was in our best interest given his background and experience and understanding of our business and industry.

Mary Styer

Ms. Mary M. Styer is a Independent Director of Dupont Fabros Technology, Inc. Ms. Styer is the Chief Executive Officer of Raytheon Blackbird Technologies, Inc., a subsidiary of Raytheon Company that provides technology solutions for customers in the defense, intelligence, and law enforcement communities. From 1997 to 2014, Ms. Styer was the Chief Executive Officer of Blackbird Technologies, Inc. prior to its acquisition by Raytheon Company. She also is the Managing Partner of Razor’s Edge Ventures, a venture capital fund, in which Mr. du Pont has invested, and serves as an unpaid investment advisor.

John Toole

Mr. John H. Toole is the Independent Director of DuPont Fabros Technology, Inc. He has served on our Board of Directors since October 2007. From 2000 to 2011, Mr. Toole was a partner with the law firm Cooley LLP, where he practiced real estate and business law. He served as a member of the national board of directors of National Association for Industrial and Office Properties (NAIOP) from 2002 to 2008. Mr. Toole’s law practice consisted of representing owners, developers, investors and users of various types of commercial real estate in acquisitions, dispositions, leasing and construction, and various types of real estate-related financing transactions. We believe that Mr. Toole’s expansive real estate-related industry experience and legal perspective provides our Board with valuable expertise in these areas. The Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee, with Mr. Toole abstaining, considered the provisions of our Corporate Governance Guidelines that provide for a retirement age of 75, unless otherwise recommended by the Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee. The committee, with Mr. Toole abstaining, determined that Mr. Toole’s nomination was in our best interest given his background and experience and understanding of our business and industry.