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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Terry Bassham

53 2013 Chairman of the Board, President, Chief Executive Officer; President, Chief Executive Officer of KCP&L and GMO

James Shay

50 2010 Chief Financial Officer, SVP - Finance and Strategic Development of the Company and KCP&L

Heather Humphrey

43 2012 Senior Vice President of Human Resources, General Counsel of Company and KCP&L and GMO

Ellen Fairchild

52 2010 Vice President, Chief Compliance Officer, Corporate Secretary of Company and KCP&L

Steven Busser

46 2014 Vice President - Business Planning, Controller

Lori Wright

51 2014 Vice President - Investor Relations and Treasurer

Charles Caisley

41 2011 Vice President - Marketing and Public Affairs of the Company and KCP&L

Kevin Bryant

38 2014 Vice President - Strategic Planning of the Company and KCP&L, and President, KLT

Michael Deggendorf

52 2012 Senior Vice President - Corporate Services of KCP&L

Scott Heidtbrink

52 2012 Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of KCP&L and GMO

Darrin Ives

2013 Vice President - Regulatory Affairs - KCP&L

Scott Grimes

43 2014 Director

David Bodde

71 1994 Independent Director

Randall Ferguson

62 2002 Independent Director

Gary Forsee

64 2008 Independent Director

Thomas Hyde

65 2011 Independent Director

James Mitchell

72 2002 Independent Director

Ann Murtlow

53 2013 Independent Director

John Sherman

58 2009 Independent Director

Linda Talbott

73 1983 Independent Director

Tony Carreno

2014 IR Contact Officer

Biographies

Name Description

Terry Bassham

Mr. Terry Bassham is Chairman of the Board, President, Chief Executive Officer; President, Chief Executive Officer of KCP&L and GMO., subsidiary of the Great Plains Energy, Inc. He previously served as President and Chief Operating Officer of KCP&L and GMO (2011-2012) and as Executive Vice President - Utility Operations of KCP&L and GMO (2010-2011). He was Executive Vice President - Finance and Strategic Development and Chief Financial Officer of Great Plains Energy (2005-2010). He was Chief Financial Officer of KCP&L (2005-2008) and GMO (2008). Mr. Bassham holds a Bachelor of Business Administration degree in accounting from the University of Texas-Arlington and a Juris Doctor degree from St. Mary's University Law School in San Antonio, Texas.

James Shay

Mr. James C. Shay CPA is Chief Financial Officer, SVP - Finance and Strategic Development of the Company and KCP&L, a subsidiary of the Great Plains Energy, Inc. He was Chief Financial Officer, with responsibilities for finance, accounting and information technology, at Northern Power Systems, Inc., a wind turbine manufacturing business (2009-2010); Managing Director, with responsibilities for business development, transaction execution and advisory work, at Frontier Investment Banc Corporation (2007-2008); and Chief Financial Officer, with responsibilities for finance, accounting, human resources, information technology and procurement, at Machine Laboratory LLC, a manufacturer of machined parts for the automotive industry (2006-2007). Prior to that, Mr. Shay was Chief Financial Officer, with responsibilities for finance and accounting, at General Electric Co. Environmental Services (2004-2006) after its acquisition of BHA Group Holdings, Inc., a supplier of aftermarket parts and service for industrial air pollution equipment.

Heather Humphrey

Ms. Heather A. Humphrey is Senior Vice President of Human Resources, General Counsel of Company and KCP&L and GMO, a subsidiary of the Great Plains Energy, Inc. She previously served as Vice President - Human Resources of Great Plains Energy, KCP&L and GMO (2010-2012). She was Senior Director of Human Resources and Interim General Counsel of Great Plains Energy, KCP&L and GMO (2010) and Managing Attorney of KCP&L (2007-2010). Prior to that, she was a shareholder of the law firm of Shughart Thomson & Kilroy (1996-2006).

Ellen Fairchild

Ms. Ellen E. Fairchild is Vice Vice President, Chief Compliance Officer, Corporate Secretary of Company and KCP&L, a subsidiary of the Great Plains Energy, Inc. She was Senior Director of Investor Relations and Assistant Secretary (2010) and Director of Investor Relations (2008-2010) of Great Plains Energy, KCP&L and GMO. Prior to that, she was an associate at Hagen and Partners (2005-2007), a public relations firm.

Steven Busser

Mr. Steven P. Busser appointed as Vice President - Business Planning, Controller of GREAT PLAINS ENERGY INCORPORATED & KCP&L. He served as Vice President-Treasurer at El Paso Electric Company from 2011-2014 with responsibility for all treasury, investor relations, and financial forecasting activities. Prior to that, from 2006-2011, Mr. Busser was Vice President-Treasurer and Chief Risk Officer, with responsibility for all treasury, investor relations, enterprise risk management, land management, supply chain management and support services activities. Mr. Busser is a certified public accountant.

Lori Wright

Ms. Lori A. Wright has been appointed as Vice President - Investor Relations and Treasurer of GREAT PLAINS ENERGY INCORPORATED and KCP&L and GMO, a subsidiary of the Great Plains Energy, Inc., effective September 1, 2014 . Ms. Wright will no longer serve as Vice President-Business Planning and Controller of each company effective September 1, 2014. She previously served as Vice President and Controller of Great Plains Energy, KCP&L and GMO (2009-2012). She was Controller of Great Plains Energy and KCP&L (2002-2008) and GMO (2008).

Charles Caisley

Mr. Charles A. Caisley is Vice President - Marketing and Public Affairs of Great Plains Energy Inc., and Kansas City Power & Light Company, a subsidiary of the Company. He was Senior Director of Public Affairs (2008-2011) and Director of Governmental Affairs (2007-2008). Prior to that, he was the president of the Missouri Energy Development Association (2005-2007).

Kevin Bryant

Mr. Kevin E. Bryant is Vice President - Strategic Planning of the Company and KCP&L, and President, KLT, a subsidiary of the Great Plains Energy, Inc. He is responsible for leading the company's corporate strategy and risk management areas. Since joining KCP&L in 2003, Mr. Bryant has held a number of positions that have drawn on his strategic insight and finance/marketing experience, including senior financial analyst; manager, Corporate Finance; vice president, Energy Solutions; and, most recently, vice president of Strategy and Risk Management. In this role, Mr. Bryant supported the development of KCP&L’s strategic plan and led several resource planning initiatives, including the pursuit of new wind resource capacity in western Kansas. As vice president, Energy Solutions, he collaborated with customers on innovative energy solutions and developed several popular e-service and customer programs, including demand side and energy efficiency initiatives. A graduate of the University of Missouri-Columbia, Mr. Bryant has dual majors in finance and real estate. He received a master’s degree in business administration with an emphasis in finance and marketing from the Stanford University Graduate School of Business. Mr. Bryant has extensive experience in strategic planning and financial areas, including analysis, cash management, financial models and mergers and acquisitions. While at THQ Inc., a California-based worldwide developer and publisher of interactive entertainment software, Mr. Bryant served as manager, Strategic Planning, where he was responsible for identifying corporate goals and developing the company’s three-year plan. As a corporate finance analyst for what is now UBS Paine Webber, Mr. Bryant worked on mergers and acquisitions for medium- and large-sized companies. He also worked at Hallmark Cards as a financial analyst.

Michael Deggendorf

Mr. Michael L. Deggendorf is Senior Vice President - Corporate Services of KCP&L, a subsidiary of Great Plains Energy Inc. He previously served as Senior Vice President - Delivery of KCP&L and GMO (2008-2012). He was Vice President - Public Affairs of Great Plains Energy (2005-2008).

Scott Heidtbrink

Mr. Scott H. Heidtbrink is Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of KCP&L and GMO, a subsidiary of Great Plains Energy Inc. He previously served as Senior Vice President - Supply of KCP&L and GMO (2009-2012). He was Senior Vice President - Corporate Services of KCP&L and GMO (2008), and Vice President - Power Generation & Energy Resources (2006-2008) of GMO.

Darrin Ives

Scott Grimes

Mr. Scott D. Grimes is Director of GREAT PLAINS ENERGY INCORPORATED., effective August 15, 2014. Mr. Grimes was also appointed to the Audit and Governance Committees of the Board, effective on the same date. There is no arrangement or understanding between Mr. Grimes and any other persons pursuant to which Mr. Grimes was selected as a director, nor are there any transactions in which Great Plains Energy is a participant in which Mr. Grimes has a direct or indirect material interest. Mr. Grimes will stand for election at the next annual meeting of shareholders.

David Bodde

Dr. David L. Bodde is an Independent Director of Great Plains Energy, Inc. He is the Senior Fellow and Professor at Clemson University (since 2004). He previously held the Charles N. Kimball Chair in Technology and Innovation (1996-2004) at the University of Missouri-Kansas City. He is a trustee of The Commerce Funds (1994-present). Prior to academic service, he was Vice President of the Midwest Research Institute and President of its subsidiary, MRI Ventures, Inc. Dr. Bodde is also a director of KCP&L and GMO.

Randall Ferguson

Mr. Randall C. Ferguson Jr., is an Independent Director of Great Plains Energy, Inc. He was the Senior Partner for Business Development for Tshibanda & Associates, LLC (2005-2007), a consulting and project management services firm committed to assisting clients to improve operations and achieve long-lasting, measurable results. He previously served as Senior Vice President Business Growth & Member Connections with the Greater Kansas City Chamber of Commerce (2003-2005). Mr. Ferguson served on the Audit and Governance Committees in 2012. Mr. Ferguson is also a director of KCP&L and GMO.

Gary Forsee

Mr. Gary D. Forsee is an Independent Director of Great Plains Energy Inc. He was President of the four-campus University of Missouri System (2008-2011), the state's premier public institution of higher learning. He previously served as Chairman of the Board (2006-2007) and Chief Executive Officer (2005-2007) of Sprint Nextel Corporation, and Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer (2003-2005) of Sprint Corporation. He also serves on the board of Ingersoll-Rand Public Limited Company (2007-present). Mr. Forsee served as a member of the Executive, Audit and Compensation and Development Committees in 2012. Mr. Forsee is also a director of KCP&L and GMO.

Thomas Hyde

Mr. Thomas D. Hyde is an Independent Director of Great Plains Energy Inc. He served as Executive Vice President, Legal Compliance, Ethics and Corporate Secretary of Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. ("Wal-Mart"), an international retail store operator (2005-2010). Mr. Hyde previously served as Executive Vice President, Legal and Corporate Affairs and Corporate Secretary of Wal-Mart (2003-2005), and as Executive Vice President, Senior General Counsel of Wal-Mart (2001-2003). He served on the board of Vail Resorts, Inc. (2006-2012). He serves as a Trustee of the University of Missouri-Kansas City (2010-present). Mr. Hyde served as a member of the Audit and Governance Committees in 2012. Mr. Hyde is also a director of KCP&L and GMO. He received his law degree from the University of Missouri—Kansas City in 1975, and earned an MBA in Finance from the University of Kansas in 1981.

James Mitchell

Mr. James A. Mitchell is an Independent Director of Great Plains Energy, Inc. He is the Executive Fellow-Leadership, Center for Ethical Business Cultures (since 1999), a non-profit organization assisting business leaders in creating ethical and profitable cultures. He retired as the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of IDS Life Insurance Company, a subsidiary of the American Express Company, in 1999. He also served on the board of Capella Education Company (1999-2009). Mr. Mitchell served on the Executive, Compensation and Development, and Governance Committees in 2012. Mr. Mitchell is also a director of KCP&L and GMO.

Ann Murtlow

Ms. Ann D. Murtlow is Independent Director of Great Plains Energy Inc. She is Principal of AM Consulting LLC (2011-present), which provides business strategy and leadership consulting to businesses, non-profit organizations and academic institutions. Effective April 1, 2013, she will assume the position of President and Chief Executive Officer of United Way of Central Indiana. Ms. Murtlow previously served as Vice President and Group Manager of AES Corporation (1999-2011) and President, Chief Executive Officer and Director of Indianapolis Power & Light Company ("IPL") and IPALCO Enterprises (2002-2011), owned by AES Corporation. Ms. Murtlow has served on the boards of the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago (2007-2012) and AEGIS Insurance Services, Inc. (2009-2011). She currently serves on the boards of First Internet Bancorp (2013-present), Herff Jones (2009-present) and Wabash National Corporation (2013-present). Ms. Murtlow joined the Board in 2013 and serves on the Audit and Governance Committees. Ms. Murtlow is also a director of KCP&L and GMO.

John Sherman

Mr. John J. Sherman is an Independent Director of Great Plains Energy Inc. Mr. Sherman is currently Chief Executive Officer, President and Director of NRGM GP, LLC, the general partner of Inergy Midstream, L.P.(2011-present). He also serves as Chief Executive Officer and a director of Inergy GP, LLC (the managing general partner of Inergy, L.P.) (2001-present). He formerly served as President, Chief Executive Officer and a director of Inergy Holdings GP, LLC (2005-2010). Mr. Sherman served on the Executive, Audit, and Compensation and Development Committees in 2012. Mr. Sherman is also a director of KCP&L and GMO.

Linda Talbott

Dr. Linda H. Talbott is an Independent Director of Great Plains Energy, Inc. She is President and Chief Executive Officer of Talbott & Associates (since 1975), consultants in strategic planning, philanthropic management and development to foundations, corporations, and non-profit organizations. She is also Chair and Director of the Center for Philanthropic Leadership. Dr. Talbott served as the Advising Director for Corporate Social Responsibility and on the Governance and Compensation and Development Committees in 2012. Dr. Talbott is also a director of KCP&L and GMO.

Tony Carreno

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