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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

James Rubright

69 2016 Non-Executive Chairman of the Board

Andrew Evans

49 2016 President, Chief Executive Officer, Director

Elizabeth Reese

47 2015 Chief Financial Officer, Executive Vice President

Paul Shlanta

58 2005 Executive Vice President, General Counsel, Chief Ethics and Compliance Officer

Henry Linginfelter

55 2011 Executive Vice President - Distribution Operations

Melanie Platt

61 2011 Executive Vice President, Chief People Officer

Peter Tumminello

53 2015 Executive Vice President-Nonregulated Businesses and President Sequent

Sandra Bane

64 2008 Independent Director

Thomas Bell

66 2004 Independent Director

Norman Bobins

73 2011 Independent Director

Charles Crisp

68 2003 Independent Director

Brenda Gaines

66 2011 Independent Director

Arthur Johnson

69 2014 Independent Director

Dennis Love

60 1999 Independent Director

Dean O'Hare

73 2005 Independent Director

Armando Olivera

66 2011 Independent Director

John Rau

67 2011 Independent Director

Bettina Whyte

66 2004 Independent Director

Henry Wolf

73 2004 Independent Director

Sarah Stashak

Director - Investor Relations

Biographies

Name Description

James Rubright

Mr. James A. Rubright has been appointed as Non-Executive Chairman of the Board of the company. Mr. Rubright’s experience on the board of directors of a variety of public companies along with his proven success as the chief executive officer of a large public company demonstrates his leadership capability and extensive knowledge of complex financial and operational issues that public companies face. In addition, his experience as a chief executive officer of a Fortune 500 company brings vital senior management experience and business acumen to our Board. Mr. Rubright’s extensive experience in the natural gas industry provides valuable insight to our Board. Mr. Rubright’s background brings a deep understanding of operations and strategy with an added layer of risk management experience that is an important aspect of the composition of our Board.

Andrew Evans

Mr. Andrew W. Evans has been President, Chief Executive Officer, Director of the company, effective January 1, 2016. He has been appointed as Chief Executive Officer effective January 1, 2016. Previously he served as Chief Financial Officer and Executive Vice President of the Company from May 2006 to June 2009 and as Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer from September 2005 – May 2006, Vice President and Treasurer from April 2002 to September 2005. Mr. Evans joined AGL Resources in May 2002 as vice president of finance and treasurer, where he was responsible for the treasury and finance operations including corporate finance, cash management, rating agency relationships, pension management and corporate planning and analysis. Mr. Evans comes to AGL Resources from Mirant Corporation (formerly Southern Energy, Inc.) where he served as vice president of corporate development for the company’s Mirant Americas business unit. Previously he served as vice president and treasurer for Mirant Americas, and director of finance for Mirant’s trading business, Mirant Americas Energy Marketing. Prior to Mirant, Evans was employed by the Cambridge, MA office of National Economic Research Associates (n/e/r/a) and the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston. Mr. Evans received his bachelor’s degree in economics from Emory University.

Elizabeth Reese

Ms. Elizabeth (“Beth”) W. Reese is Chief Financial Officer, Executive Vice President of the Company. She formerly served as senior vice president of the Company and president of Illinois-based Nicor Gas, a subsidiary of the Company and the largest of the Company’s seven natural gas distribution companies. The transition in leadership for Nicor Gas is expected to be completed by June 1, 2015. Ms. Reese joined the company in 2000 as vice president and controller. Ms. Reese subsequently served in various other positions in the finance department then served as vice president, customer service from 2004 to 2007; vice president, finance from 2007 to 2010; vice president, operational planning and analysis from 2010 to 2011; senior vice president and president, retail services from 2011 to 2012; and senior vice president, president Nicor Gas since 2012. In her new role as executive vice president and chief financial officer, Ms. Reese will direct finance, accounting and business planning functions for all of the Company’s businesses.

Paul Shlanta

Mr. Paul R. Shlanta is Executive Vice President, General Counsel, Chief Ethics and Compliance Officer of the company. Prior to this promotion, he served as chief corporate compliance officer since September 2002 and senior vice president and general counsel since September 1998. He also served as corporate secretary from June 2002 until February 2005. Prior to joining AGL Resources, Mr. Shlanta served as a partner with Rowe, Foltz and Martin, P.C. He was also with Long Aldridge and Norman and a consultant with CEXEC Inc. Mr. Shlanta is a member of the American Bar Association, the State Bar of Georgia and the Atlanta Bar Association. He is a member of the executive committee of the Corporate Counsel Section of the State Bar of Georgia. He serves on the board of trustees of the Atlanta History Center and the Childhood Autism Foundation Inc. (CADEF). Shlanta received his bachelor’s degree in political economy from Williams College in 1979 and his juris doctor degree from Emory University School of Law in 1983.

Henry Linginfelter

Mr. Henry P. Linginfelter is Executive Vice President - Distribution Operations of A the company. Previously, he served as Executive Vice President - Utility Operations of the company. Mr. Linginfelter has more than 24 years of experience in utility operations with AGL Resources. Since 2000, he has served as president of Virginia Natural Gas, headquartered in Norfolk, Virginia. In 2004, he was named senior vice president, Mid-Atlantic Operations, and in that role has executive oversight of Virginia Natural Gas; Elizabethtown Gas, headquartered in Union County, NJ; and Elkton Gas, headquartered in Elkton, Md. In his years of service with AGL. Mr. Linginfelter serves on numerous civic and community boards in Virginia, including the boards of the Virginia Chamber of Commerce, Norfolk State University Foundation, Tidewater Community College, Virginia Free, Hampton Roads Partnership and the Virginia Early Childhood Foundation. He is chair- elect of the Hampton Roads Chamber of Commerce. In 2004, he received the Paul A. Askew Community Service Award presented by regional organized labor groups for the advancement of workers' rights in service to their community. He has a bachelor's degree in industrial management from Georgia Tech and a master's degree in business administration from Georgia State University.

Melanie Platt

Ms. Melanie M. Platt is Executive Vice President, Chief People Officer of the company. She joined AGL in 1995 as vice president and corporate secretary of AGL Resources. She has also served as vice president of investor relations for AGL. Ms. Platt has a combination of utility and legal experience. Prior to joining AGL Resources, she practiced law for 10 years with McKenna Long Aldridge (formerly Long, Aldridge & Norman). During her tenure, she worked closely with AGL Resources in the areas of corporate finance and securities. She graduated with high honors from Emory University with an art history degree and continued her postgraduate education at Emory to earn her juris doctor degree from Emory University School of Law. Currently she is a member of the State Bar of Georgia and the American Bar Association. Platt is active in community and volunteer organizations. As chair of the AGL Resources Foundation, she also oversees the company's corporate giving strategy, focusing its efforts on programs and activities that benefit the communities in which AGL Resources operates. Her civic and professional memberships include serving on the boards of the Metro Atlanta YMCA, the Boys and Girls Clubs of Metro Atlanta, Habitat for Humanity in Atlanta, Fernbank Museum of Natural History, and Central Atlanta Progress.

Peter Tumminello

Mr. Peter I. Tumminello is Executive Vice President-Nonregulated Businesses and President Sequent of the company, and President - Sequent Energy Management, L.P., a wholly owned subsidiary of AGL Resources Inc. He brings more than 20 years experience in natural gas marketing and trading and more than 25 years in the energy industry to his new position. Prior to serving as acting president, Tumminello was Sequent's executive vice president of business development and support. He joined the executive management team of Sequent in August 2003 as vice president of asset management and origination. Prior to joining AGL Resources and Sequent, Tumminello was vice president of energy supply for Green Mountain Energy Company, and worked for TPC Corp and ARCO Oil and Gas Company in various capacities in energy marketing, and storage and transportation asset management. Mr. Tumminello holds a Master of Business Administration degree from the University of Southwestern Louisiana and a Bachelor of Science degree in petroleum engineering from Louisiana Tech University.

Sandra Bane

Ms. Sandra N. Bane is Independent Director of the company. She is former audit partner with KPMG LLP from 1985 until her retirement in 1998; head of the Western Region’s Merchandising practice at KPMG LLP and partner in charge of the region’s Human Resources department for two years; accountant with increasing responsibilities at KPMG LLP from 1975 until 1996; currently a director of Big 5 Sporting Goods Corporation and Transamerica Asset Management Group, a mutual fund company; and formerly a director of PETCO Animal Supplies, Inc. Ms. Bane, 62, has been a director of AGL Resources since February 2008. Ms. Bane brings many years of experience as an audit partner at KPMG with extensive financial accounting knowledge that is critical to our board of directors. Ms. Bane’s experience with accounting principles, financial reporting rules and regulations, evaluating financial results and generally overseeing the financial reporting process of large public companies from an independent auditor’s perspective and as a board member and audit committee member of other public companies makes her an invaluable asset to our board of directors.

Thomas Bell

Mr. Thomas D. Bell, Jr., is Independent Director of the company. He is Chairman of Mesa Capital Partners, LLC, a real estate investment firm, since 2011; former Chairman of SecurAmerica LLC, a provider of premium contract security services, from January 2010 to September 2012; former Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Cousins Properties Incorporated, a fully integrated real estate investment trust, from December 2006 until July 2009; President and Chief Executive Officer of Cousins Properties Incorporated from January 2002 until December 2006; real estate consultant to Credit Suisse First Boston from August 2001 until January 2002; special limited partner at Forstmann Little from January 2001 until July 2001; Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Young & Rubicam, Inc. from January 2000 until November 2000; President and Chief Operating Officer of Young & Rubicam, Inc. from September 1999 until January 2000; Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Young & Rubicam Advertising from March 1998 until August 1999; currently a director of Regal Entertainment Group, Norfolk Southern Corporation and the US Chamber of Commerce; and formerly a director of Cousins Properties Incorporated, Credit Suisse First Boston, Credit Suisse Group and Lincoln Financial Group.

Norman Bobins

Mr. Norman R. Bobins is Independent Director of the company. Mr. Bobins has held several senior executive positions at various banking institutions, including LaSalle Bank Corporation, which was one of the largest bank holding companies in the Midwest, and where Mr. Bobins served as Chairman, Chief Executive Officer and President. Mr. Bobins’ extensive knowledge of and experience in banking and finance and his prominent position in the Midwestern business community qualify him to serve on our Board. We also benefit from Mr. Bobins’ extensive experience in leadership roles with numerous business, civic and philanthropic organizations in the Chicago area, which helps provide us with important business insights and access to other business leaders.

Charles Crisp

Mr. Charles R. Crisp is Independent Director of the company. He is former former President and Chief Executive Officer of Coral Energy, LLC, a subsidiary of Shell Oil Company, which provided energy- related products and services associated with wholesale natural gas and power, from 1999 until his retirement in October 2000; President and Chief Operating Officer of Coral Energy, LLC from 1998 until 1999; joined Houston Industries in 1996 and served as President of its domestic power generation group until 1998; served as President, Chief Operating Officer and a director of Tejas Gas Corporation from 1988 until 1996; joined Houston Pipe Line Co. in 1985 where he served as a Vice President, Executive Vice President and President until 1988; served as Executive Vice President of Perry Gas Companies Inc. from 1982 until 1985; began his career in the energy industry in 1969 with Conoco Inc. where he held various engineering, operations and management positions from 1969 until 1982; and currently a director of EOG Resources Inc., IntercontinentalExchange, Inc. (“ICE”) and Targa Resources Corp.

Brenda Gaines

Ms. Brenda J. Gaines is Independent Director of the company. Ms. Gaines has more than 28 years of experience working in the corporate and government arenas. She served as the mayor's deputy chief of staff and commissioner of housing for the City of Chicago. She has substantial training in corporate governance and has served as a speaker and panel member in various Risk Metrics certified courses on corporate governance, particularly those focusing on audit committees. As President and Chief Executive Officer of Diners Club North America, Ms. Gaines led the activities for the North American franchise of the $29 billion Diners Club International network. Ms. Gaines’ business leadership skills, marketing knowledge, and experience in government service and on the boards of directors of other companies qualify Ms. Gaines to serve on our Board. In addition, Ms. Gaines’ corporate governance training and experience provides our Board with valuable insight and expertise.

Arthur Johnson

Mr. Arthur E. Johnson is Independent Director of AGL Resources Inc., since April 2009. He is former Senior Vice President, Corporate Strategic Development, of Lockheed Martin Corporation, an advanced technology company engaged in research, design, development, manufacture and integration of advanced technology systems, from 2001 until his retirement in March 2009; Vice President, Corporate Strategic Development, of Lockheed Martin Corporation from 1999 until 2001; President and Chief Operating Officer of Lockheed Martin Corporation Information and Services Sector from 1997 until 1999; President of Lockheed Martin Corporation Systems Integration Group from April 1996 until August 1997; President of Loral Corporation Federal Systems Group from 1994 until 1996; currently a director of Booz Allen Hamilton Inc. and Eaton Corporation Plc and Vice Chairman of the independent trustees of Fidelity Investments Fixed Income and Asset Allocation Funds; and formerly a director of Delta Air Lines Inc. and IKON Office Solutions Corporation. Mr. Johnson brings many years of experience in senior management with significant responsibilities in the areas of large company management and operations, business strategy development and strategic partnerships, which provide valuable insight to our Board. He also possesses extensive experience in the area of information services and technology that is extremely valuable to our Board. In addition, Mr. Johnson’s service on the board of directors of other public companies brings valuable experience and insight to our Board.

Dennis Love

Mr. Dennis M. Love is Independent Director of the company. Mr. Love’s more than 28 years of experience as a chief executive officer brings key senior management and operational experience to our Board. Mr. Love’s successful management and growth of his family-owned business to include international operations demonstrate his business strategy and acumen. His service on the nominating, compensation and governance committee of the board of directors of Oxford Industries also provides valuable insight on public company governance and compensation practices.

Dean O'Hare

Mr. Dean R. O'Hare is Independent Director of the company. He is former former Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of The Chubb Corporation, a multi-billion dollar organization providing property and casualty insurance for personal and commercial customers worldwide, from 1988 until his retirement in November 2002; President of The Chubb Corporation from 1986 until 1988; Chief Financial Officer of The Chubb Corporation from 1980 until 1986; various other positions with increasing responsibility at The Chubb Corporation until being named officer from 1963 until 1972; currently a director of Fluor Corporation; and formerly a director of HJ Heinz Company.

Armando Olivera

Mr. Armando J. Olivera is Independent Director of the company. Mr. Olivera’s experience in and understanding of utility regulation, operations and finance as well as his strong business leadership skills qualify him to serve on our Board. He has served in a leadership role on a number of electric utility industry groups including Chairman of the Florida Reliability Council, Chairman of the Association of Edison Illuminating Companies and President of the Southeastern Electric Exchange. He also has served in a number of community and educational organizations. He is currently a trustee of Miami Dade College and Cornell University and a director of Cornell Atkinson Sustainability Center.

John Rau

Mr. John E. Rau is Independent Director of the company. Mr. Rau has served as chief executive officer at two major public companies and dean of Indiana University’s Kelley School of Business. Mr. Rau also has served in leadership roles at numerous business, civic and philanthropic organizations. He has authored several dozen nationally published essays and reviews and a book on the characteristics of successful chief executive officers. Mr. Rau’s strong leadership skills, his service on other boards of directors and his extensive knowledge of banking, finance, economics and real estate qualify him to serve on our Board. Mr. Rau’s prominent position in the Midwestern business community helps provide us with a wide variety of business insights and access to other business leaders.

Bettina Whyte

Ms. Bettina M. Whyte is Independent Director of the company. She has been Managing Director and Senior Advisor, Alvarez & Marsal Holdings, LLC, a leading independent global professional services firm, since January 2011; Chairman of the Advisory Board of Bridge Associates, LLC, a leading turnaround, crisis and interim management firm, from October 2007 until December 2010; Managing Director and Head of the Special Situations Group of MBIA Insurance Corporation, a world leader in credit enhancement services and a global provider of fixed-income asset management services, from March 2006 until October 2007; Managing Director of AlixPartners, LLC, a business turnaround management and financial advisory firm, from April 1997 until March 2006; Partner and National Director of Business Turnaround Services, Price Waterhouse LLP from 1990 until 1997; and currently a director of Akal Security, Inc., Amerisure Companies and RockTenn Company.

Henry Wolf

Mr. Henry C. Wolf is Independent Director of the company. He is former Vice Chairman and Chief Financial Officer of Norfolk Southern Corporation, a holding company that controls a major freight railroad and owns a natural resources company and telecommunications company, from 1998 until his retirement in 2007; Executive Vice President—Finance of Norfolk Southern Corporation from 1993 until 1998; Vice President-Taxes of Norfolk Southern Corporation from 1991 until 1993; various other positions with increasing responsibility at Norfolk Southern Corporation in the finance division from 1973 until 1991; formerly a director of Hertz Global Holdings, Inc.; and currently serves as a trustee of Colonial Williamsburg Foundation.

Sarah Stashak