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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

J Nichols

71 2010 Executive Chairman of the Board

John Richels

63 2010 President, Chief Executive Officer, Director

Thomas Mitchell

54 2014 Chief Financial Officer, Executive Vice President

David Hager

57 2013 Chief Operating Officer

Lyndon Taylor

55 2007 Executive Vice President, General Counsel

Darryl Smette

66 2008 Executive Vice President - Marketing, Midstream and Supply Chain

Frank Rudolph

57 2007 Executive Vice President - Human Resources

R. Alan Marcum

47 2008 Executive Vice President - Administration

Tony Vaughn

56 2013 Executive Vice President - Exploration and Production

Jeremy Humphers

39 2014 Senior Vice President, Chief Accounting Officer

John Hill

72 2010 Lead Independent Director

Barbara Baumann

59 2014 Independent Director

John Bethancourt

62 2014 Independent Director

Robert Henry

61 2010 Independent Director

Michael Kanovsky

1999 Independent Director

Robert Mosbacher

62 2009 Independent Director

Duane Radtke

65 2010 Independent Director

Mary Ricciardello

58 2007 Independent Director

Vince White

Senior Vice President - Communications & Investor Relations

Biographies

Name Description

J Nichols

Mr. J. Larry Nichols is Executive Chairman of the Board of Devon Energy Corp. Mr.Nichols served as the Company’s President from 1976 until 2003 and as Chief Executive Officer from 1980 to 2010. He has served on the Board since the Company’s inception and became Board Chair in 2000. At the end of 2012, Mr. Nichols retired as an employee of the Company, but he continues in the role of Executive Chairman of the Board. Prior to founding Devon in 1971, Mr. Nichols served as law clerk to Mr. Chief Justice Earl Warren and Justice Tom Clark of the United States Supreme Court. He also worked in the United States Department of Justice’s Office of Legal Counsel under Assistant Attorney General William Rehnquist, who later became the Chief Justice of the United States Supreme Court. Mr. Nichols received a Bachelor’s degree in Geology from Princeton University in 1964 and a Juris Doctorate degree from the University of Michigan Law School in 1967. Mr. Nichols has been a director of Baker Hughes Incorporated since 2001 and currently serves as its Lead Director and as a member of its Finance Committee. He has also been a director of Sonic Corp. since 2007 and serves as Chairman of its Nominating and Governance Committee and on its Audit Committee. Mr. Nichols served as a director of BOK Financial Corporation, a financial services company, and Smedvig ASA, an independent energy company. Mr. Nichols is on the Executive Committee and the Board of Directors of the American Petroleum Institute Inc., and the National Association of Manufacturers. He is also a member of the Independent Petroleum Association of America, the National Petroleum Council, the Natural Gas Supply Association, the Independent Petroleum Association of New Mexico and, the Oklahoma Independent Petroleum Association. Mr. Nichols also served on the Board of Governors of the American Stock Exchange. He has been inducted into the Oklahoma Hall of Fame.

John Richels

Mr. John Richels is President, Chief Executive Officer, Director of Devon Energy Corporation. Mr. Richels is an accomplished business leader with 35 years of experience in the oil and gas industry and legal profession. He has been the Company’s President since 2004 and Chief Executive Officer since 2010. Mr. Richels joined Devon in 1998 when the Company acquired Northstar Energy Corporation, where he held the office of Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer. After the acquisition, he served as Senior Vice President of Devon and President and Chief Executive Officer of Devon’s Canadian subsidiary. Prior to joining Northstar, Mr. Richels was Managing Partner, Chief Operating Partner and a member of the executive committee of the Canadian-based national law firm, Bennett Jones. He joined Bennett Jones in 1978 practicing in the mergers and acquisitions, securities and corporate law areas, primarily in the oil and gas sector. During his legal career, Mr. Richels also served, on loan from Bennett Jones, as an officer of the XV Olympic Winter Games Organizing Committee in Calgary. Mr. Richels received a bachelor’s degree in economics from York University. He also received a Law degree from the University of Windsor. Mr. Richels is currently a director of BOK Financial Corporation. He has served on the boards of a number of other publicly traded companies. He is past chairman of the Oklahoma City National Memorial and past president of the Oklahoma City Philharmonic and the Petroleum Club of Oklahoma City. Mr. Richels also serves as a director and is a member of the executive committee of the American Exploration and Production Council and the Independent Petroleum Association of America and is a member of the University of Oklahoma’s International Programs Center’s Board of Visitors. He also served as Vice-Chairman of the board of governors of the Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers.

Thomas Mitchell

Mr. Thomas L. Mitchell has been appointed as Chief Financial Officer, Executive Vice President of Devon Energy Corporation, effective February 17, 2014. Mr. Mitchell has more than 30 years of accounting and oil and gas industry experience. He served as Vice President, Chief Financial Officer and a Director of Midstates Petroleum Company, an independent exploration and production company, from 2011 until 2013. From 2006 until 2011, he served as Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Noble Corporation, a contract driller of oil and natural gas wells. He has a Bachelor of Science degree in accounting from Bob Jones University and is a certified public accountant (inactive) in the State of Colorado.

David Hager

Mr. David A. Hager has been appointed as Chief Operating Officer of Devon Energy Corporation effective June 5, 2013. Mr. Hager previously held the position of Executive Vice President Exploration and Production since he joined the Company in March 2009. From 2007 until joining the Company, Mr. Hager served as a member of the Board. From 1999 to 2006, he was employed by Kerr-McGee Corp., serving in various capacities, including most recently as chief operating officer. Mr. Hager has a Bachelor’s degree in Geophysics from Purdue University and a Master’s degree in Business Administration from Southern Methodist University.

Lyndon Taylor

Mr. Lyndon C. Taylor is an Executive Vice President, General Counsel of Devon Energy Corporation. He has been with the Company since 2005. He served as Deputy General Counsel from the time he joined the Company in 2005 until 2007. Prior to joining Devon, Mr. Taylor was with Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP for 20 years, most recently as managing partner of the energy practice in Houston. He is admitted to practice law in Oklahoma and Texas. Mr. Taylor holds a Bachelor’s degree in Industrial Engineering from Oklahoma State University and a Juris Doctorate degree from the University of Oklahoma.

Darryl Smette

Mr. Darryl G. Smette is an Executive Vice President - Marketing, Midstream and Supply Chain of Devon Energy Corporation. He has been with the Company since 1986. His marketing background includes 15 years with Energy Reserves Group, Inc./BHP Petroleum (Americas), Inc. Mr. Smette serves on the Board of Directors of Panhandle Oil & Gas Inc. Mr. Smette also is an oil and gas industry instructor approved by the University of Texas Department of Continuing Education. He is a member of the Oklahoma Independent Producers Association, Natural Gas Association of Oklahoma and the American Gas Association. Mr. Smette holds an undergraduate degree from Minot State University and a Master’s degree from Wichita State University.

Frank Rudolph

Mr. Frank W. Rudolph is an Executive Vice President - Human Resources of Devon Energy Corporation. He has been with the Company since 2007. From 2000 until he joined Devon, Mr. Rudolph served as Vice President Human Resources for Banta Corporation, an international printing and supply chain management company. Mr. Rudolph holds a Bachelor’s degree in Administration from Illinois State University and a Master’s degree in Industrial Relations and Management from Loyola University of Chicago.

R. Alan Marcum

Mr. R. Alan Marcum is an Executive Vice President - Administration of Devon Energy Corporation. He has been with the Company since 1995. Prior to joining the Company, Mr. Marcum was employed by KPMG Peat Marwick as a Senior Auditor. He holds a Bachelor’s degree from East Central University, majoring in Accounting and Finance. Mr. Marcum is a Certified Public Accountant and a member of the Oklahoma Society of Certified Public Accountants.

Tony Vaughn

Mr. Tony D. Vaughn has been appointed as Executive Vice President - Exploration and Production of Devon Energy Corporation effective June 10, 2013. He previously served as Devon’s senior vice president, exploration and strategic services. Prior to joining Devon in 1999, Vaughn spent 12 years with Kerr-McGee Corporation, most recently as manager of the Rocky Mountains district. Before joining Kerr-McGee, Vaughn worked as an operations engineer for Amoco Production Company. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Petroleum Engineering from the University of Tulsa and a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Management from Oral Roberts University.

Jeremy Humphers

Mr. Jeremy D. Humphers is Senior Vice President, Chief Accounting Officer of the Devon Energy Corp. Mr. Humphers has more than 18 years of accounting and oil and gas industry experience. He has been with the Company since 2003 and has served in several accounting positions of increasing responsibility, most recently as Vice President, Accounting. Prior to joining the Company, Mr. Humphers served as a senior manager with KPMG LLP. He graduated summa cum laude from East Central University, where he earned a bachelor’s degree in accounting. He is a Certified Public Accountant and a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the Oklahoma Society of Certified Public Accountants.

John Hill

Mr. John A. Hill is Lead Independent Director of Devon Energy Corporation. He is a senior advisor on private equity investments and government policy liaison. He is a founder, the Vice Chairman and a Managing Director of First Reserve Corporation, an oil and gas investment management company formed in 1983. Prior to founding First Reserve Corporation, Mr. Hill held executive positions in investment banking and investment management with several firms in New York. He co-founded Meridien Capital Company, a private equity firm. From 1976 to 1981, he served as Senior Vice President of F. Eberstadt & Co., Inc., an investment banking, research and institutional brokerage firm, and as President and Chief Executive Officer of Eberstadt Asset Management. He was founding Chairman of the Board of Eberstadt Energy Fund. Prior to 1976, Mr. Hill spent seven years in the U.S. Federal Government, first as Deputy Associate Director of the Office of Management and Budget and subsequently as Deputy Administrator of the Federal Energy Administration during the Ford administration. Mr. Hill received a Bachelor’s degree in Economics from Southern Methodist University and pursued graduate studies there as a Woodrow Wilson Fellow. He received an honorary Doctor of Philosophy degree from Bethel College.

Barbara Baumann

Ms. Barbara M. Baumann is an Independent Director of the Company. She is a former BP Amoco executive who currently serves as president and owner of Cross Creek Energy Corporation, an energy advisory firm with investments in the domestic oil and gas business. Prior to founding her own firm in 2003, Baumann was executive vice president of Associated Energy Managers, a private equity firm investing in small energy companies. Ms. Baumann began her 18-year career with Amoco (later BP Amoco) in 1981. She served in various areas of finance and operations, including chief financial officer of Ecova Corporation, Amoco’s wholly-owned environmental remediation business, and vice president of Amoco’s San Juan Basin business unit. Ms. Baumann also serves on the boards of SM Energy Company and UNS Energy Corporation, as well as the board of trustees for Putnam Investments, Inc. Ms. Baumann earned a bachelor’s degree from Mount Holyoke College and a master’s in business administration from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.

John Bethancourt

Mr. John E. Bethancourt is an Independent Director of the Devon Energy Corp. He is a retired Chevron executive. Mr. Bethancourt most recently served as executive vice president for technology and services where he was responsible for overseeing Chevron’s environmental, health and safety efforts, major project management, procurement, and mining operations. Mr. Bethancourt began his career in 1974 with Getty Oil Company and joined Texaco Inc. in 1984 when the two companies merged. During his career with Texaco and later Chevron, Mr. Bethancourt served in various executive leadership roles overseeing business development, worldwide production operations and human resources. He serves on the board of trustees of the Texas A&M Foundation and is a past director of both the Society of Petroleum Engineers and the National Action Council for Minorities in Engineering, Inc. Mr. Bethancourt earned a bachelor’s degree in petroleum engineering from Texas A&M University.

Robert Henry

Mr. Robert H. Henry is an Independent Director of Devon Energy Corporation, since August 16, 2010. Robert H. Henry is a legal and foreign relations scholar, public servant and leader. He has served as the President and Chief Executive Officer of Oklahoma City University since 2010. In 1994, President Bill Clinton appointed Mr. Henry to the United States Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit, where he served until June 2010, most recently as Chief Judge. Mr. Henry was the elected Attorney General for the State of Oklahoma from 1986 to 1991 and served as an Oklahoma State Representative from 1976 to 1986. Mr. Henry was Dean and Professor of Law at Oklahoma City University School of Law from 1991 to 1994. Mr. Henry also taught at the University of Oklahoma Honors College (Oxford Program); the University of Oklahoma College of Law, and Oklahoma Baptist University (Business Law) and served as Distinguished Judge in Residence at the University of Tulsa College of Law. Mr. Henry received his Bachelor’s degree and Juris Doctorate from the University of Oklahoma. He received an honorary degree of Doctor of Humane letters from the University of Tulsa and an honorary degree of Doctor of Laws from Oklahoma City University. Mr. Henry is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations, the American Law Institute, the National Conference of Commissioners on Uniform State Law and the William J. Holloway, Jr. American Inn of the Court, Master of the Court. While a federal judge, Mr. Henry served as Chair of the Committee on International Relations of the Judicial Conference of the United States. He is a life and founding member of the Tenth Judicial Circuit’s Historical Society. Mr. Henry serves on the Board of Directors of the VERA Institute of Justice in New York and the Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation.

Michael Kanovsky

Mr. Michael M. Kanovsky is an Independent Director of Devon Energy Corporation, since 1999. Mr. Kanovsky is a Professional Engineer and has been involved with investment banking and oil and gas businesses for over 40 years. He has been President of Sky Energy Corporation since 1993. In 1997, Mr. Kanovsky founded Bonavista Energy Corporation. In 1978, he co-founded Canadian Northstar Corporation and its successor, Northstar Energy Corporation, where he was primarily responsible for strategic development, finance and acquisitions until its acquisition by Devon Energy Corporation in 1998. Mr. Kanovsky has also held other executive positions, including Chief Executive Officer of Arrowstar Drilling and Vice President of Corporate Finance, Western Canada, for a Canadian investment dealer. Mr. Kanovsky received a Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from Queen’s University as well as a Master’s degree in Business Administration from the Richard Ivey School of Business at Western University. Mr. Kanovsky has been a director of Bonavista Petroleum Ltd. since 1997 and serves as its Lead Director as well as a member of its Compensation, Reserves and Audit Committees. He has been a director of Pure Technologies Ltd. since 2003 and serves as its Lead Director and on its Audit and Governance Committees. Mr. Kanovsky has also been a director of TransAlta Corporation since 2004 and serves on its Governance Committee. Mr. Kanovsky served on the boards of ARC Resources Ltd. from 1996 until 2012 and Argosy Energy from 2008 until 2011. He also served as Chairman of the Board of Taro Industries and Vice Chairman of Precision Drilling, Inc. He co-founded PowerLink Corporation, an electrical cogeneration company and former subsidiary of Northstar Energy Corporation, and served as its Senior Executive Board Chairman.

Robert Mosbacher

Mr. Robert A. Mosbsacher, Jr., is an Independent Director of Devon Energy Corporation, since 2009. Mr. Mosbacher is an accomplished business leader with more than 30 years in the energy industry. He is Chairman of Mosbacher Energy Company, an independent oil and gas exploration and production company. In 2005, Mr. Mosbacher was appointed by President George W. Bush to the position of President and Chief Executive Officer of the Overseas Private Investment Corporation an independent agency of the U.S. government that supports private capital investment in emerging markets around the world. He served in that capacity until 2009. From 1986 to 2005, he served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Mosbacher Energy Company. He was also Vice Chairman of Mosbacher Power Group, an independent electric power developer, from 1995 to 2003. Mr. Mosbacher had a distinguished public service career that included serving as Chairman of the Board of the Texas Department of Human Services and as a staff member in the office of Senator Howard Baker of Tennessee.Mr. Mosbacher received a Bachelor’s degree in Political Science from Georgetown University and a Juris Doctorate degree from Southern Methodist University. Mr. Mosbacher has been a director of Calpine Corporation since 2009 and currently serves on Calpine’s Nominating and Governance Committee and Compensation Committee. As noted above, he is Chairman of Mosbacher Energy Company. In addition, Mr. Mosbacher is Chairman of the Board of CHF International and the Initiative for Global Development, and serves on the Board of the Americas Society. Mr. Mosbacher previously served as a member of the Devon’s Board from 1999 until 2005.

Duane Radtke

Mr. Duane C. Radtke is an Independent Director of Devon Energy Corporation, since August 16, 2010. Mr. Radtke has over 40 years of experience in management, engineering and business development in the energy industry. Mr. Radtke has been President and Chief Executive Officer of Valiant Exploration LLC since 2008. Mr. Radtke served as the Chief Executive Officer and President of Dominion Exploration and Production, a subsidiary of Dominion Resources Inc. from 2001 to 2007. During that period, he also served as Executive Vice President of Consolidated Natural Gas Company, a subsidiary of Dominion Resources Inc. Prior to his tenure with Dominion Resources, Inc., Mr. Radtke was an executive with Santa Fe Snyder where he served in various capacities, including Executive Vice President of Production. Following Santa Fe Snyder’s acquisition by Devon in 2000, Mr. Radtke served as President of the Company’s international division until joining Dominion. Mr. Radtke holds a Bachelor’s degree in Mining Engineering from the University of Wisconsin. Since 2007, Mr. Radtke has served on the Board of Sabine Oil & Gas LLC, (formerly NFR Energy LLC) and serves as its Non-Executive Chairman and on its Compensation and Audit Committees. Mr. Radtke has been a director of Kris Energy since 2010 and serves on the Compensation Committee. He served as a director of Smith International, Inc. from 2009 until 2010, at which time Smith merged with Schlumberger Limited. Mr. Radtke also served as Chairman of the American Exploration and Production Council and as a Director of Consolidated Natural Gas Company.

Mary Ricciardello

Ms. Mary P. Ricciardello is an Independent Director of Devon Energy Corporation, since 2007. She is a licensed Certified Public Accountant and a financial executive with over 30 years of experience in the energy industry. In 2002, Ms. Ricciardello retired after a 20-year career with Reliant Energy Incorporated, a independent power producer and marketer. She served in various financial management positions with the company, including Comptroller, Vice President and most recently Senior Vice President and Chief Accounting Officer. Ms. Ricciardello holds a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from the University of South Dakota and a Master’s degree in Business Administration with an emphasis in Finance from the University of Houston. Ms. Ricciardello is currently a director of Noble Corporation and Midstates Petroleum Company, Inc. She also serves on the Board of the National Association of Corporate Directors Houston Chapter. From 2003 to 2010, Ms. Ricciardello was a director, the Audit Committee chairperson and a member of the Nominating & Governance Committee for US Concrete. Ms. Ricciardello is an editorial advisor for the Journal of Accountancy.

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