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Ferrellgas Partners LP (FGP)

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

James Ferrell

75 2009 Executive Chairman of the Board

Stephen Wambold

47 2009 President, Chief Executive Officer, Director of the General Partner

Alan Heitmann

57 2015 Chief Financial Officer, Executive Vice President, Treasurer

Tod Brown

52 2012 Executive Vice President - Ferrellgas of the General Partner; President of Blue Rhino

Jeremy Gamboa

39 2015 Executive Vice President, Ferrellgas of the General Partner and Chief Operating Officer, Bridger Logistics, LLC

Julio Rios

44 2015 Executive Vice President, Ferrellgas of the General Partner and President and Chief Executive Officer, Bridger Logistics, LLC

Thomas Van Buren

42 2015 Executive Vice President, Ferrell North America and Midstream of the General Partner

Pamela Breuckmann

39 2013 Director of the General Partner

Stephen Clifford

2015 Director of the General Partner

A. Andrew Levison

59 1994 Independent Director of the General Partner

John Lowden

58 2003 Independent Director of the General Partner

Michael Morrissey

73 1999 Independent Director of the General Partner

David Starling

66 2014 Independent Director of the General Partner

Biographies

Name Description

James Ferrell

Mr. James E. Ferrell is Executive Chairman of the Board of the Company. Mr. Ferrell has been with Ferrell Companies or its predecessors and its affiliates in various executive capacities since 1965, including Chairman of the Board of Directors of Ferrellgas, Inc. Under his leadership, Ferrellgas has grown from a small, independently owned propane company to one of the nation’s largest propane retailers. An active member of the retail propane industry, Mr. Ferrell is a past President of the World LP Gas Association and a former Chairman of the Propane Vehicle Council. Mr. Ferrell brings to the Board significant experience in the propane industry and valuable knowledge of the company's operating history.

Stephen Wambold

Mr. Stephen L. Wambold is President, Chief Executive Officer, Director of the FERRELLGAS PARTNERS, L.P, and became Region Vice President in 2003, became Senior Vice President of Operations in 2005, became President and Chief Operating Officer in 2006 and became Chief Executive Officer and President and was appointed to the board of directors in 2009. Mr. Wambold obtained his Bachelors degree from Purdue University. He is President, Chief Executive Officer, Director of Ferrellgas, Inc., the General Partner of Ferrellgas Partners L P.

Alan Heitmann

Mr. Alan Heitmann is Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer; Treasurer of the Company. Mr. Heitmann joined our general partner in 1995 as Assistant Controller. In 2001 he was promoted to Retail Controller then transitioned to Corporate Controller in 2005. In 2006 he was promoted to Vice President and Corporate Controller. In 2008 he transitioned to the Vice President Accounting and Finance position. In 2013, he became Senior Vice President Finance and Investor Relations. In January 2015 he was promoted and took his current role of Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer. Mr. Heitmann obtained his Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting from Rockhurst College.

Tod Brown

Mr. Tod D. Brown joined our general partner as Senior Director of Sales, Blue Rhino in 2004, became Vice President of Sales, Blue Rhino in 2005, became Vice President, Blue Rhino in 2006, became Senior Vice President, Ferrellgas and President, Blue Rhino in 2008 and became Executive Vice President, Ferrellgas and President, Blue Rhino in 2012. Mr. Brown obtained his Bachelor of Arts degree from Ball State University. He is Executive Vice President - Ferrellgas of Ferrellgas, Inc., the General Partner of Ferrellgas Partners L P; President of Blue Rhino of the company.

Jeremy Gamboa

Mr. Jeremy H. Gamboa is Executive Vice President, Ferrellgas of the General Partner and Chief Operating Officer, Bridger Logistics, LLC of the Company. Mr. Gamboa joined our general partner in June 2015 as the Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of Bridger Logistics and Senior Vice President at Ferrellgas Partners LP. Mr. Gamboa co-founded Bridger, LLC in 2010 and was Chief Marketing Officer from October 2010 to June 30, 2013. Prior to co-founding Bridger, Mr. Gamboa joined Taylor Companies, LLC in February 2004 where he served as Vice President of Business Development until August 2010. Prior to the six years Mr. Gamboa spent at Taylor, he spent four years in the crude oil marketing business with Rising Star Crude Company, LLC.

Julio Rios

Mr. Julio E. Rios II is an Executive Vice President, Ferrellgas of the General Partner and President and Chief Executive Officer, Bridger Logistics, LLC of the Company. Mr. Rios joined our general partner as Executive Vice President on June 24, 2015 and as President and Chief Executive Officer of Bridger Logistics, LLC. He was President, Chief Executive Officer and Director of Bridger, LLC from July 1, 2013 to June 23, 2015. Mr. Rios was President, Chief Executive Officer and Director of Southern Energy Transportation, Inc, from April 1, 2011 until it was merged into Bridger, LLC on July 1, 2013. Mr Rios co-founded Bridger, LLC in October 2010 and was President and Chief Operating Officer of Bridger, LLC from October, 2010 to June 30, 2013. Prior to that, Mr. Rios practiced commercial law, concentrating on business transactions primarily in the oil and gas industry. He was formerly the Managing Partner of the Shreveport law firm of Shuey Smith from 2001 to 2010. He received both his Bachelor's degree and his Juris Doctorate from Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge.

Thomas Van Buren

Mr. Thomas M. Van Buren is Executive Vice President, Ferrell North America and Midstream of the General Partner of Company. Mr. Van Buren joined our general partner in 1999 as a part of Ferrell North America ("FNA"). He then served in various roles in transportation, supply and wholesale before becoming Director Midwest Supply, Wholesale and Rail in 2005, then Director of Supply, Wholesale and Pipeline Distribution in 2007, Vice President of Supply and Wholesale in 2008, and Senior Vice President of FNA in 2012. In 2015, Mr. Van Buren was promoted to Executive Vice President of FNA and Midstream where he is responsible for daily operations of FNA and our midstream operations - water solutions business. He also has oversight of the company's industry relations, working with state and national associations and currently serving as Chairman of the Propane Education Research Council and a member of the National Propane Gas Association’s Executive Committee. Mr. Van Buren is also a member of the Board of Directors for Kansas City’s Surviving Spouse and Family Endowment Fund. He received his Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering from Cornell University before serving as an officer in the United States Army, transitioning out as a Captain when he joined Ferrellgas.

Pamela Breuckmann

Ms. Pamela A. Breuckmann is a Director of the Company. Ms. Breuckmann was elected to the Board of Directors in September 2013. Since 2011, Ms. Breuckmann has served as the President and since January 2015, Chief Executive Officer of Ferrell Capital, Inc. Prior to becoming President of Ferrell Capital, she served as the Chief Financial Officer of the organization from 2007 to 2011. In addition to her role at Ferrell Capital, she is the President and Chief Operating Officer of Samson Capital Management, LLC. This SEC registered investment advisory business specializes in managing Master Limited Partnership securities for investors. The blend of Ms. Breuckmann's investment experience, accounting background and finance roles give her a unique perspective that serves the Board of Directors well. She began her career in 1998 as an auditor at Deloitte & Touche, LLP. Ms. Breuckmann graduated from the University of Kansas with Bachelor of Science degrees in Business Administration and Accounting. She also holds a Master of Accounting and Information Systems degree from the University of Kansas and has been a Certified Public Accountant since 2000. Ms. Breuckmann currently serves on the board and the finance committee of a local not-for-profit, Women's Employment Network.

Stephen Clifford

Mr. Stephen M. Clifford is Director of the Company. Mr. Clifford retired from Ernst & Young in July 2015 after having served as the Managing Partner of Ernst & Young’s Kansas City, Missouri office from 1999 until his retirement this year. His career at Ernst & Young spanned a total of 32 years, including 18 years as an assurance partner and 30 years as a Certified Public Accountant. During his tenure as the Managing Partner of the Kansas City office, Mr. Clifford was also a member of the executive committee for Ernst & Young's Midwest Area, which was responsible for nearly 2,000 professionals across the Midwest. In addition to his role as the Managing Partner, Mr. Clifford served as the coordinating partner responsible for external audit engagements, including 404, as well as internal audit and advisory engagements for numerous companies in the Fortune 1000, as well as numerous large and high growth private companies during his career. Mr. Clifford is the past Chairman of the Board for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society and now a member of its Board of Directors, a member of the Board of Directors and Chair of the audit committee for the Archdiocese of Northeast Kansas, and the Vice Chair of the Board of Directors and member of the Executive Committee for Cristo Rey High School of Kansas City. Mr. Clifford brings to the Board many years of experience as a leader and assurance partner of a major accounting firm and extensive experience in developing and executing growth strategies, acquisitions, and capital transactions. We consider Mr. Clifford to be a financial and accounting expert. Mr. Clifford obtained his Bachelor of Science and Business Administration, Finance & Accounting degree from Texas Christian University.

A. Andrew Levison

Mr. A. Andrew Levison is a Independent Director of the Company. Mr. Levison has served on the Board of Directors since 1994 and is a member of the Board’s Compensation and Corporate Governance and Nominating Committees. For the past five years Mr. Levison has served as the Managing Partner of Southfield Capital Advisors, LLC, a Greenwich, Connecticut-based, private merchant banking firm and serves on the Boards of Directors of Presidio Partners, LLC, and the Levison/Present Foundation at Mount Sinai Hospital in New York City. Mr. Levison obtained his Bachelor of Science degree in Finance from Babson College.

John Lowden

Mr. John R. Lowden is an Independent Director of the Company. Mr. Lowden was appointed to the Board of Directors in 2003 and chairs the Board’s Compensation Committee and serves on the Board’s Audit Committee. Since 2001, Mr. Lowden has served as the President of NewCastle Partners, LLC, a Greenwich, Connecticut-based private investment firm. Mr. Lowden also serves as Chairman and CEO of World Dryer Corporation and Metpar Industries, Inc. and serves on the Board of Trustees of Wake Forest University. Mr. Lowden obtained his Master’s degree in Business Administration and his Bachelor of Science degree in Business from Wake Forest University.

Michael Morrissey

Mr. Michael F. Morrissey is an Independent Director of the Company. Mr. Morrissey has served on the Board of Directors since 1999 and chairs the Board’s Audit Committee and serves on the Board’s Compensation Committee. Mr. Morrissey has been selected as the presiding director for non-management executive sessions of the Board. Mr. Morrissey retired as the Managing Partner of Ernst & Young’s Kansas City, Missouri office in 1999. For the past five years Mr. Morrissey has served as a board member on the boards of directors of various companies, and currently serves on the board of directors and its compensation committee and as audit committee Chairman of Waddell & Reed Financial, Inc. (since 2010), and the boards of several private companies and not-for-profit organizations.

David Starling

Mr. David L. Starling is an Independent Director of the Company. Mr. Starling was elected to the Board of Directors in February 2014 and serves on the Board’s Corporate Governance and Nominating Committee. Mr. Starling has served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Kansas City Southern (KCS) since August 2010. Mr. Starling has been a director of KCS since May, 2010. He served as President and Chief Operating Officer of KCS from July 2008 through August 2010. Mr. Starling has also served as a Director, President and Chief Executive Officer of The Kansas City Southern Railway Company since July 2008. He has also served as Vice Chairman of the Board of Directors of Kansas City Southern de Mexico since September 2009. Mr. Starling has served as Vice Chairman of the Board of Directors of Panama Canal Railway Company and Panarail since July 2008. Prior to joining KCS, Mr. Starling served as President and Director General of Panama Canal Railway Company from 1999 through June 2008. Mr. Starling brings to the board substantial expertise in the North American rail industry and in intermodal and global shipping logistics. His experience in Latin America, North America and Asia has helped to expand KCS’ marketing and growth opportunities and his 30 years of operating experience helped navigate the company through the economic downturn and established longterm, sustainable operating efficiencies.