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VAALCO Energy Inc (EGY)

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Andrew Fawthrop

63 2015 Chairman of the Board

Steven Guidry

57 2015 Chief Executive Officer, Director

Michael Keane

2015 Independent Vice Chairman of the Board

Cary Bounds

47 2015 Chief Operating Officer

Elizabeth Prochnow

57 2015 Chief Accounting Officer, Controller

Eric Christ

35 2015 Vice President, General Counsel, Corporate Secretary

John Knapp

2015 Independent Director

John Myers

57 2010 Independent Director

Steven Pully

55 2015 Independent Director

Biographies

Name Description

Andrew Fawthrop

Mr. Andrew L. Fawthrop is Chairman of the Board of VAALCO Energy, Inc. Mr. Fawthrop has served on the Board since October 2014. Mr. Fawthrop has deep and broad-based experience in the oil and gas industry, including in West Africa, having served for 37 years with Unocal Corporation and Chevron Corporation (following its acquisition of Unocal in 2005) in a vast number of international leadership positions. Most recently, from January 2009 until his retirement in 2014, Mr. Fawthrop served as Chairman and Managing Director for Chevron Nigeria. Prior to his assignment in Nigeria, Mr. Fawthrop served as President and Managing Director for Unocal/Chevron Bangladesh from 2003 until 2007. In his professional career, Mr. Fawthrop held various positions of increasing responsibility for exploration activities around the world in geographies including China, Egypt, Indonesia, Mexico, Africa, Latin America and Europe. Mr. Fawthrop served as a Member of the Advisory Board of Eurasia Group. He served as a Director of Hindustan Oil Exploration Co. Ltd. from 2003 to 2005 and served as Director of Hoec Bardahl India Limited. He was an active member of the United States Azerbaijan Chamber of Commerce, the Asia Society of Texas and the Houston World Affairs Council. Mr. Fawthrop holds a Bachelor of Science in Geology and Chemistry and a Masters degree in Marine Geology from the University of London.

Steven Guidry

Mr. Steven P. Guidry is Chief Executive Officer, Director of Vaalco Energy, Inc., effective December 23, 2015. Mr. Guidry has served as the Company’s Chief Executive Officer since October 2013. At that time, he was also appointed to our Board of Directors and became Chairman of the Board in June 2014. Prior to joining VAALCO, Mr. Guidry was Vice President of Business Development for Marathon Oil Corporation since July 2011, where he was responsible for acquisitions of strategic opportunities for value growth. Mr. Guidry also held numerous executive management positions, including President of Marathon Oil Libya Limited from October 2008 to July 2011. Prior to the Libya assignment, he was regional Vice President for Marathon Oil’s North American Production Operations. Mr. Guidry oversaw all of the company’s exploration and production activities onshore and offshore US. He also spent 5 years leading Marathon Oil’s Central Africa Business Unit, overseeing project expansions and operations in Equatorial Guinea, Gabon and Angola. Throughout his career, he held challenging technical, staff and managerial positions in Marathon’s domestic and international production organizations. Mr. Guidry graduated from the University of Louisiana Lafayette in 1980 with a Bachelor of Science in Petroleum Engineering. He is a member of the Society of Petroleum Engineers, and served on the board of directors for the Corporate Council on Africa, the Independent Petroleum Association of America, the U.S. Oil and Gas Association and was a member of the Upstream Committee of the American Petroleum Institute.

Michael Keane

Mr. Michael A. Keane is Independent Vice Chairman of the Board of the Company. He is an executive with over 25 years of experience in business strategy, corporate finance and investment banking. He has served as the Chairman of the Board at Group 42, Inc. since 2010. Keane was previously a Clinical Professor of Finance at the University of Southern California’s Marshall School of Business where he served for more than 10 years teaching courses in investments and corporate finance. He has also been a corporate finance executive for several NYSE-traded companies and was Managing Director of Investment Banking for Susquehanna International Group, Seidler Companies, Incorporated, and Kemper Securities, where he specialized in mergers and acquisitions, public offerings and private placements. Michael Keane holds a law degree from the University of Texas, and an MBA in Finance from the University of Chicago.

Cary Bounds

Mr. Cary Bounds is appointed as Chief Operating Officer of the Company effective July 6, 2015. Mr. Bounds most recently served as Noble Energy, Inc.’s (NYSE: NBL) Business Unit Manager and Vice President Noble Energy EG with responsibility for Noble’s operations in Equatorial Guinea from May 2013 to June 2015. Prior to that, he served as Noble’s Country Manager, North Sea from April 2010 to May 2013. Prior to Noble, Mr. Bounds was the Engineering and Planning Manager, Worldwide for Terralliance Technologies, Inc. from 2007 to 2010 and served as their Country Manager in Mozambique from 2007 to 2010. From 2004 to 2007, Mr. Bounds held positions with SM Energy Co. (NYSE: SM) as Engineering Manager for their Gulf Coast and Permian assets and he worked in corporate development, planning and reservoir engineering positions for Dominion E&P. Mr. Bounds began his career at ConocoPhillips (NYSE: COP) in 1991 in reservoir and production engineering. Mr. Bounds holds a Bachelor of Science in Petroleum Engineering from Texas A&M University.

Elizabeth Prochnow

Ms. Elizabeth D. Prochnow, CPA,, is Controller and Chief Accounting Officer of the Company. Ms. Brumley, age 56, most recently served as Controller and Chief Accounting Officer for Total Safety, U.S., Inc. from August 2014 to March 2015. Prior to that, she served as a director of Carrtegra, LLC, a financial advisory consulting firm, from June 2013 to August 2014 and as Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer of Sterling Construction Company, Inc. (Nasdaq: STRL) from November 2011 to May 2013. Before beginning with Sterling in February 2011, Ms. Brumley was Vice President, Finance and Chief Financial Officer of Bristow Group Inc. (NYSE: BRS) from May 2009 to June 2010 and Vice President, Chief Accounting Officer and Controller from 2005 to 2009. From 1997 to 2005, Ms. Brumley served in positions of increasing responsibility at MAXXAM Inc., ultimately as the company’s Vice President and Controller. Before MAXXAM, Ms. Brumley served as the Controller and Chief Accounting Officer of GulfMark Offshore, Inc. (formerly GulfMark International, Inc. (NYSE:GLF)) from 1990 to 1996. Ms. Brumley began her career as a public accountant at Arthur Anderson LLP in 1981. Ms. Brumley holds a Bachelor of Arts and a Masters of Accounting from Rice University and is a certified public accountant in the State of Texas.

Eric Christ

Mr. Eric J. Christ is Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary of Vaalco Energy, Inc. Mr. Christ has served as our Vice President and General Counsel since January 2015. Mr. Christ also serves as our Corporate Secretary. Prior to joining VAALCO, Mr. Christ served as Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary of Midstates Petroleum Company, Inc. from November 2013 to January 2015 and as its Assistant Corporate Counsel from September 2012 to November 2013. Prior to Midstates, Mr. Christ served as Associate General Counsel for Transocean Ltd. from October 2010 to September 2012 and practiced corporate and securities law at Vinson & Elkins LLP from 2006 until 2010, where he represented a variety of energy companies. Mr. Christ began his legal career at Porter Hedges LLP in 2005 and holds a Bachelor of Arts, with honors, from Amherst College and a J.D., with honors, from the University of Texas School of Law.

John Knapp

John Myers

Mr. John J. Myers, Jr., is an Independent Director of Vaalco Energy, Inc. Mr. Myers has served on the Board since March 2010. Mr. Myers was founder and Managing Partner for Treaty Oak Capital Management, an energy investment hedge fund based in Austin, Texas from 2002 through 2009. In 2007, Mr. Myers founded Tectonic Capital Management investment fund, and has also served as an officer of Grace Bay Asset Management LLC since 2014, Cotton Gen LLC since 2014 and Escencial Capital since 2012. Mr. Myers, a Chartered Financial Analyst, was engaged for over 20 years as an equity analyst covering oil and gas exploration and production companies, having served with RBC Dain Rauscher Wessels, Morgan Keegan, Petrie Parkman & Co. and Southcoast Capital. He holds a Bachelors of Science degree in Chemical Engineering from the University of Michigan and a Masters degree in Management from Northwestern University.

Steven Pully

Mr. Steven J. Pully, Esquire., is Director of the Company. Mr. Pully has over 25 years of experience in capital markets, finance, investing and legal matters. He also has extensive Board participation and leadership experience, having served in a variety of roles on twelve boards, including EPL Oil & Gas, Inc., where he was the lead independent director at the time of that company's sale. Mr. Pully is currently on the board of Bellatrix Exploration, a Calgary-based oil and gas producer. Mr. Pully served as General Counsel and Partner at Carlson Capital, L.P., an investment firm with over $9 billion of assets under management, where he worked from 2008 to 2014. Mr. Pully also previously was an investment banker, serving as a Managing Director in the energy and power investment banking division of Bank of America and as a Senior Managing Director in the natural resources investment banking department of Bear Sterns & Co. He began his career as an attorney at Baker Botts LLP in Houston. Mr. Pully earned his J.D. from The University of Texas and his Bachelor of Science in Accounting from Georgetown University . Mr. Pully is also a Chartered Financial Analyst, a Certified Public Accountant and a member of the State Bar of Texas.

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