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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Harry Pearce

71 2006 Chairman of the Board

David Goodin

52 2013 President, Chief Executive Officer, Director

James Wells

57 2014 Vice Chairman of the Board; Chief Executive Officer of Fidelity Exploration & Production Company

Doran Schwartz

44 2010 Chief Financial Officer, Vice President

David Barney

58 2013 President and Chief Executive Officer of Knife River Corporation

Steven Bietz

55 2006 President and Chief Executive Officer of WBI Holdings, Inc.

Nicole Kivisto

40 2015 President and Chief Executive Officer of Montana-Dakota Utilities Co., Great Plains Natural Gas Co., Cascade Natural Gas Corporation, and Intermountain Gas Company

Pat O'Bryan

2014 President - Fidelity Exploration & Production Company

Jeff Thiede

52 2013 President and Chief Executive Officer of MDU Construction Services Group

Dennis Haider

61 2013 Executive Vice President - Business Development

Nathan Ring

38 2014 Chief Accounting Officer, Vice President, Controller

Mark Del Vecchio

54 2007 Vice President - Human Resources

William Connors

52 2008 Vice President - Renewable Resources

John Stumpf

54 2006 Vice President - Strategic Planning

Dennis Zander

2014 Vice President - Drilling and Completions

Cynthia Norland

59 2007 Vice President - Administration

Paul Sandness

59 2004 General Counsel, Secretary

Douglass Mahowald

64 2010 Treasurer, Assistant Secretary

Mark Hellerstein

61 2013 Director

William McCracken

71 2013 Director

Thomas Everist

64 1995 Independent Director

Karen Fagg

60 2005 Independent Director

A. Bart Holaday

71 2008 Independent Director

Dennis Johnson

64 2001 Independent Director

Patricia Moss

60 2003 Independent Director

John Wilson

59 2003 Independent Director

Phyllis Rittenbach

Director - Investor Relations

Biographies

Name Description

Harry Pearce

Mr. Harry Jonathan Pearce is Chairman of the Board of MDU Resources Group Inc. Mr. Pearce was elected chairman of the board of the company on August 17, 2006. Prior to that, he served as lead director effective February 15, 2001, and was vice chairman of the board from November 16, 2000 until February 15, 2001. Mr. Pearce has been a director of Marriott International, Inc., a hotel chain, since 1995. He was a director of Nortel Networks Corporation, a global telecommunications company, from January 11, 2005 to August 10, 2009, serving as chairman of the board from June 29, 2005. He retired on December 19, 2003, as chairman of Hughes Electronics Corporation, a General Motors Corporation subsidiary and provider of digital television entertainment, broadband satellite network, and global video and data broadcasting. He had served as chairman since June 1, 2001. Mr. Pearce was vice chairman and a director of General Motors Corporation, one of the world’s automakers, from January 1, 1996 to May 31, 2001, and was general counsel from 1987 to 1994. He served on the President’s Council on Sustainable Development and co-chaired the President’s Commission on the United States Postal Service. Prior to joining General Motors, he was a senior partner in the Pearce & Durick law firm in Bismarck, North Dakota. Mr. Pearce is a director of the United States Air Force Academy Endowment and a member of the Advisory Board of the University of Michigan Cancer Center. He is a Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers and a member of the International Society of Barristers. He also serves on the Board of Trustees of Northwestern University. Mr. Pearce received a bachelor’s degree in engineering sciences from the U.S. Air Force Academy and a juris doctor degree from Northwestern University’s School of Law.

David Goodin

Mr. David L. Goodin is President, Chief Executive Officer, Director of MDU Resources Group, Inc. Mr. Goodin was elected president and chief executive officer and a director of the company effective January 4, 2013. Prior to that, he served as chief executive officer and president of Intermountain Gas Company effective October 2008, chief executive officer of Cascade Natural Gas Corporation, Montana-Dakota Utilities Co., and Great Plains Natural Gas Co. effective June 2008, president of Montana-Dakota Utilities Co. and Great Plains Natural Gas Co. effective March 2008, and president of Cascade Natural Gas Corporation effective July 2007. He began his career with the company in 1983 at Montana-Dakota Utilities Co., where he served as a division electrical engineer effective May 1983, division electric superintendent effective February 1989, electric systems supervisor effective August 1993, electric systems manager effective April 1999, vice president-operations effective January 2000, and executive vice president-operations and acquisitions effective January 2007. He additionally serves as an executive officer and as chairman of the company’s principal subsidiaries and of the managing committees of Montana-Dakota Utilities Co. and Great Plains Natural Gas Co. Mr. Goodin has a bachelor of science degree in electrical and electronics engineering from North Dakota State University, a masters in business administration from the University of North Dakota, and has completed the Advanced Management Program at Harvard School of Business.

James Wells

Mr. James Kent Wells is no longer serves as Vice Chairman of the Board of MDU Resources Group, Inc., & Chief Executive Officer of Fidelity Exploration & Production Company, a subsidiary Company of MDU Resources Group, Inc. Mr. Wells was elected vice chairman of the company and a director effective January 4, 2013, and continues to serve as president and chief executive officer of Fidelity Exploration & Production Company, the natural gas and oil production business, the position for which he was hired effective May 2, 2011. Prior to that he was senior vice president of exploration and production for BP America, Inc. (BP) from June 2007 until October 2010, when he was named BP’s group senior vice president for global deepwater response until March 31, 2011. He also served as general manager of Abu Dhabi Company for Onshore Oil Operations from February 2005 until June 2007; vice president, Gulf of Mexico shelf, for BP from 2002 to 2005; vice president, Rockies, for BP from 2000 to 2002; general manager of Crescendo Resources LP from 1997 to 2000; manager, Hugoton, for Amoco Production Company, Inc. (Amoco) from 1993 to 1996; manager, operations, for Amoco in 1993; resource manager for Amoco from 1988 to 1993; executive assistant for Amoco from 1987 to 1988; engineering supervisor for Amoco Canada Petroleum Company (Amoco Canada) from 1983 to 1987; and petroleum engineer for Amoco Canada from 1979 to 1983. Mr. Wells received a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from the Queen’s University, Kingston, Ontario, Canada in 1979.

Doran Schwartz

Mr. Doran N. Schwartz is Chief Financial Officer, Vice President of MDU Resources Group Inc. Prior to that, he was vice president and chief accounting officer effective March 1, 2006; and assistant vice president-special projects effective September 6, 2005. He was director of membership rewards for American Express, a financial services company, from November 2004 to August 1, 2005; audit manager for Deloitte & Touche, an audit and professional services company, from June 2002 to November 2004; and audit manager/senior for Arthur Andersen, an audit and professional services company, from December 1997 to June 2002.

David Barney

Mr. David C Barney is President and Chief Executive Officer of Knife River Corporation a subsidiary of MDU Resources Group, Inc. Barney has been president of Knife River since December 2011. Prior to that, he was manager of its Northern California region effective July 2005 and became president of Concrete, Inc. in 1996. He joined Concrete, Inc. in 1986 and held numerous positions of increasing responsibility before it was acquired by Knife River in September 1993.

Steven Bietz

Mr. Steven L. Bietz serves as President and Chief Executive Officer of WBI Holdings, Inc., a subsidiary of MDU Resources Group Inc. He is president effective January 2, 2006; executive vice president and chief operating officer effective September 1, 2002; vice president-administration and chief accounting officer effective November 3, 1999; vice president-administration effective February 1997; and controller effective January 1994.

Nicole Kivisto

Ms. Nicole A. Kivisto is President and Chief Executive Officer of Montana-Dakota Utilities Co., Great Plains Natural Gas Co., Cascade Natural Gas Corporation, and Intermountain Gas Company's subsidiaries of MDU Resources Group, Inc. She is Controller effective December 1, 2005. Prior to that she was a Financial Analyst IV in the Corporate Planning Department effective May 2003; a Financial and Investor Relations Analyst in the Investor Relations Department effective May 2000; and a Financial Analyst in the Corporate Accounting Department effective July 1995.

Pat O'Bryan

Mr. Pat O'Bryan is Chief Executive Officer - Fidelity Exploration & Production Company. He was President - Fidelity Exploration & Production Company effective July 15 2014. O’Bryan joined Fidelity in 2011 as vice president of drilling and completions. He has 26 years of experience in the oil and gas business, including executive and asset general management, drilling engineering and technology management, production and reservoir engineering supervision. Prior to joining Fidelity, O’Bryan held vice president positions in drilling and completions and production at BP. He has a Ph.D. in Petroleum Engineering from Louisiana State University.

Jeff Thiede

Mr. Jeff S Thiede is President and Chief Executive Officer of MDU Construction Services Group a subsidiary of MDU Resources Group, Inc. Prior to that, he was president of Capital Electric Construction Company, Inc. effective July 2006, and president of Oregon Electric Construction, Inc. effective October 2004. Prior to joining the company, Mr. Thiede was a project director for DPR Construction and worked in the field as an inside wireman.

Dennis Haider

Mr. Dennis L. Haider has been appointed as Executive Vice President - Business Development of MDU Resources Group Inc., effective June 1, 2013. Prior to that, he was executive vice president-business development and gas supply of Montana-Dakota Utilities Co., Great Plains Natural Gas Co., Cascade Natural Gas Corporation and Intermountain Gas Company from January 1, 2012 to May 31, 2013; executive vice president-regulatory, gas supply, and business development of Cascade Natural Gas Corporation and Intermountain Gas Company from October 1, 2010 to December 31, 2011, and of Montana-Dakota Utilities Co. and Great Plains Natural Gas Co. from October 1, 2008 to December 31, 2011; executive vice president-business development and gas supply of Montana-Dakota Utilities Co. and Great Plains Natural Gas Co. from August 1, 2005 to September 30, 2008. He joined Montana-Dakota Utilities Co. in 1978 and held numerous positions of increasing responsibility.

Nathan Ring

Mr. Nathan W. Ring has been appointed as Chief Accounting Officer, Vice President, Controller of the Company, effective January 3, 2014. Prior to that, he was treasurer and controller for MDU Construction Services Group, Inc. since late April 2013, was its treasurer from September 2012 through late April 2013 and was its controller from June 2012 until September 2012. Prior to that, he served as assistant controller of D S S Company, a subsidiary of Knife River Corporation, a subsidiary of the Company, from March 2009 to June 2012 and as controller of another Knife River Corporation subsidiary, Hap Taylor & Sons, Inc. doing business as Norm’s Utility Contractor, Inc., from March 2007 to March 2009. He joined MDU Resources Group, Inc. in 2001 as a tax analyst.

Mark Del Vecchio

Mr. Mark A. Del Vecchio is Vice President - Human Resources of MDU Resources Group Inc. From November 3, 2003 to October 1, 2007, Mr. Del Vecchio was director of executive programs and compensation. From April 1996 to October 31, 2003, Mr. Del Vecchio was vice president and member of The Carter Group, LLC, an executive search and management consulting company.

William Connors

Mr. William R. Connors is Vice President - Renewable Resources of MDU Resources Group Inc. Prior to that, he was vice president-business development of Cascade Natural Gas Corporation effective November 2007; vice president-origination, contracts & regulatory of Centennial Energy Resources, LLC, effective January 2007; vice president-origination, contracts & regulatory of Centennial Power, Inc., effective July 2005; and, was first employed as vice president-contracts & regulatory of Centennial Power, Inc., effective July 2004. Prior to that, Mr. Connors was of counsel to Miller Nash, LLP, a law firm in Seattle, Washington.

John Stumpf

Mr. John P. Stumpf is Vice President - Strategic Planning of MDU Resources Group Inc. Mr. Stumpf was vice president-corporate development for Knife River Corporation from July 1, 2002 to November 30, 2006, and director of corporate development of Knife River Corporation from January 14, 2002 to June 30, 2002. Prior to that, he was special projects manager for Knife River Corporation from May 1, 2000 to January 13, 2002.

Dennis Zander

Mr. Dennis Zander has been appointed as Vice President - Drilling and Completions of the Company effective July 15 2014. Zander has worked for Fidelity for 23 years in a variety of technical and leadership roles, most recently as drilling and completions manager for all development activity across Fidelity.

Cynthia Norland

Ms. Cynthia J. Norland is Vice President - Administration of MDU Resources Group Inc. Prior to that, she was the assistant vice president-administration effective January 17, 2007; associate general counsel in the Legal Department effective March 6, 2004; and senior attorney in the Legal Department effective June 1, 1995.

Paul Sandness

Mr. Paul K. Sandness is General Counsel, Secretary of MDU Resources Group Inc. He also was elected a director of the company’s principal subsidiaries and was appointed to the Managing Committees of Montana-Dakota Utilities Co. and Great Plains Natural Gas Co. Prior to that, he served as a senior attorney effective 1987 and as an assistant secretary of several subsidiary companies.

Douglass Mahowald

Mr. Douglass A. Mahowald is Treasurer, Assistant Secretary of MDU Resources Group Inc. Prior to that, he was the assistant treasurer and assistant secretary effective August 1992; treasury services manager effective November 1982; and budget statistician effective February 1982.

Mark Hellerstein

Mr. Mark A. Hellerstein is Director of MDU Resources Group, Inc., since August 1, 2013. He is the retired president, chief executive officer and board chairman of St. Mary Land & Exploration Company (now SM Energy Company). He led St. Mary's growth from an $80 million private company to a $2.5 billion public company listed on the NYSE. His 17-year career at the company also included positions as executive vice president and chief financial officer. Prior to joining St. Mary, Hellerstein's career included positions as chief financial officer for CoCa Mines Inc., American Golf Corporation and Worldwide Energy Corporation. He is a former board member of Transocean Inc. His leadership has been recognized with induction into the Rocky Mountain Oil and Gas Hall of Fame, and Ernst & Young has named Hellerstein both national and Rocky Mountain Entrepreneur of the Year. He has a bachelor's degree in accounting from the University of Colorado. Mr. Hellerstein is a certified public accountant (CPA), on inactive status.

William McCracken

Mr. William E. McCracken has been appointed as Director of MDU Resources Group, Inc., effective August 1, 2013. McCracken is the retired chief executive officer and board chairman of CA Technologies, one of the information technology management software companies. He currently serves as an executive advisor to the company. Prior to joining CA Technologies, McCracken had a 36-year career with IBM Corp. He held a number of executive positions including membership in the Chairman's Worldwide Management Council, composed of the corporation's top 30 senior executives; general manager of IBM's printing division; president of IBM's EMEA and Asia PC Company; and general manager of marketing, sales and distribution for IBM PC Company. He is former president of Executive Consulting Group LLC, and a former board member of IKON Office Solutions Inc. (now part of Ricoh Company). McCracken was named one of the top 100 most influential people in the boardroom in 2009 by the National Association of Corporate Directors (NACD), and he currently is a member of the NACD board. He served on that organization's Blue Ribbon Commission on Risk Governance and co-chaired its Blue Ribbon Commission on Board Diversity. He recently was elected co-chair of the Millstein Center for Global Markets and Corporate Ownership at Columbia University and chairs the Chairman's Forum. He is chairman of the board of Lutheran Social Ministries of New Jersey, one of the providers of affordable housing and a member of the board of PENCIL, a nonprofit organization that partners businesses with public schools in New York City. He has a bachelor's of science degree in physics and mathematics from Shippensburg University.

Thomas Everist

Mr.Thomas S. Everist is Independent Director of MDU Resources Group Inc. Mr. Everist has served as president and chairman of The Everist Company, Sioux Falls, South Dakota, an aggregate, concrete, and asphalt production company, since April 15, 2002. He has been a managing member of South Maryland Creek Ranch, LLC, a land development company, since June 2006, and president of SMCR, Inc., an investment company, since June 2006. He was previously president and chairman of L.G. Everist, Inc., Sioux Falls, South Dakota, an aggregate production company, from 1987 to April 15, 2002. He held a number of positions in the aggregate and construction industries prior to assuming his current position with The Everist Company. He is a director of Showplace Wood Products, Sioux Falls, South Dakota, a custom cabinets manufacturer, and has been a director of Raven Industries, Inc., Sioux Falls, South Dakota, a general manufacturer of electronics, flow controls, and engineered films since 1996, and its chairman of the board since April 1, 2009. Mr. Everist has served as a director and chairman of the board of Everist Genomics, Inc., Ann Arbor, Michigan, which provides solutions for personalized medicines since 2002. He served as Everist Genomics’ chief executive officer from August 2012 to December 2012. He was a director of Angiologix Inc., Mountain View, California, a medical diagnostic device company, from July 2010 through October 2011 when it was acquired by Everist Genomics, Inc. He has been a director of Bell, Inc., Sioux Falls, South Dakota, a manufacturer of folding cartons and packages, since April 2011. Mr. Everist attended Stanford University where he received a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering and a master’s degree in construction management.

Karen Fagg

Ms. Karen B. Fagg is Independent Director of MDU Resources Group Inc. Ms. Fagg served as vice president of DOWL LLC, d/b/a DOWL HKM, an engineering and design firm, from April 2008 until her retirement on December 31, 2011. Ms. Fagg was president from April 1, 1995 through June 2000, and chairman, chief executive officer, and majority owner from June 2000 through March 2008 of HKM Engineering, Inc., Billings, Montana, an engineering and physical science services firm. HKM Engineering, Inc. merged with DOWL LLC on April 1, 2008. Ms. Fagg was employed with MSE, Inc., Butte, Montana, an energy research and development company, from 1976 through 1988, and from 1993 to April 1995 she served as vice president of operations and corporate development director. From 1989 through 1992, Ms. Fagg served a four-year term as director of the Montana Department of Natural Resources and Conservation, Helena, Montana, the state agency charged with promoting stewardship of Montana’s water, soil, energy, and rangeland resources; regulating oil and gas exploration and production; and administering several grant and loan programs. Ms. Fagg has a bachelor’s degree in mathematics from Carroll College in Helena, Montana. In 2013, she served on a three-person selection committee appointed by the Attorney General to identify trustees for the Montana Healthcare Foundation Board. She also became a board member of the Montana Justice Foundation, whose mission is to achieve equal access to justice for all Montanans through effective funding and leadership, and of the First Interstate BancSystem Foundation, which has a strong commitment to community. She has been a board member of the Billings Chamber of Commerce since July 2009 and its board chair since July 2013, as well as a member of the Billings Catholic School Board since December 2011.

A. Bart Holaday

Mr. A. Bart Holaday is Independent Director of MDU Resources Group Inc. Mr. Holaday headed the Private Markets Group of UBS Asset Management and its predecessor entities for 15 years prior to his retirement in 2001, during which time he managed more than $19 billion in investments. Prior to that he was vice president and principal of the InnoVen Venture Capital Group, a venture capital investment firm. He was founder and president of Tenax Oil and Gas Corporation, an onshore Gulf Coast exploration and production company, from 1980 through 1982. He is a member of the investment advisory board of Commons Capital LLC, a venture capital firm; a member of the board of directors of Adams Street Partners, LLC, a private equity investment firm; Alerus Financial, a financial services company; Jamestown College; the United States Air Force Academy Endowment (chairman); the Falcon Foundation (director and former vice president), which provides scholarships to Air Force Academy applicants; the Center for Innovation Foundation at the University of North Dakota (chairman and trustee) and the University of North Dakota Foundation; and is chairman and CEO of the Dakota Foundation. He is a past member of the board of directors of the National Venture Capital Association, Walden University, and the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission advisory committee on the regulation of capital markets. Mr. Holaday has a bachelor’s degree in engineering sciences from the U.S. Air Force Academy. He was a Rhodes Scholar, earning a bachelor’s degree and a master’s degree in politics, philosophy, and economics from Oxford University. He also earned a law degree from George Washington Law School and is a Chartered Financial Analyst. In 2005, he was awarded an honorary Doctor of Letters from the University of North Dakota.

Dennis Johnson

Mr. Dennis W. Johnson is Independent Director of MDU Resources Group Inc. Mr. Johnson is chairman, chief executive officer and president of TMI Corporation, and chairman and chief executive officer of TMI Systems Design Corporation, TMI Transport Corporation, and TMI Storage Systems Corporation, all of Dickinson, North Dakota, manufacturers of casework and architectural woodwork. He previously was a director of the Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis. He is a past member and chairman of the Theodore Roosevelt Medora Foundation. Mr. Johnson has a bachelor of science degree in electrical and electronics engineering, as well as a master of science degree in industrial engineering from North Dakota State University. He has served on numerous industry, state, and community boards, including the North Dakota Workforce Development Council (chairperson), the Decorative Laminate Products Association, the North Dakota Technology Corporation, St. Joseph Hospital Life Care Foundation, St. John Evangelical Lutheran Church, Dickinson State University Foundation, the executive operations committee of the University of Mary Harold Schafer Leadership Center, the Dickinson United Way, and the business advisory council of the Steffes Corporation, a metal manufacturing and engineering firm. He also served on North Dakota Governor Sinner’s Education Action Commission, the North Dakota Job Service Advisory Council, the North Dakota State University President’s Advisory Council, North Dakota Governor Schafer’s Transition Team, and chaired North Dakota Governor Hoeven’s Transition Team. He has received numerous awards including the 1991 Regional Small Business Person of the Year Award and the Greater North Dakotan Award.

Patricia Moss

Ms. Patricia L. Moss is Independent Director of MDU Resources Group Inc. Ms. Moss served as the president and chief executive officer of Cascade Bancorp, a financial holding company in Bend, Oregon, from 1998 to January 3, 2012. She served as the chief executive officer of Cascade Bancorp’s principal subsidiary, Bank of the Cascades, from 1993 to January 3, 2012, serving also as president from 1993 to 2003. From 1987 to 1998, Ms. Moss served as chief operating officer, chief financial officer, and corporate secretary of Cascade Bancorp. Ms. Moss has been a director of Cascade Bancorp since 1993 and a director of Bank of the Cascades since 1998 and was elected vice chairman of both boards effective January 3, 2012. Ms. Moss also serves as a director of the Oregon Investment Fund Advisory Council, a state-sponsored program to encourage the growth of small businesses within Oregon, co-chairs the Oregon Growth Board, a state agency created to provide recommendations to connect businesses to sources of capital, and serves on the City of Bend’s Juniper Ridge management advisory board. Ms. Moss graduated magna cum laude with a bachelor of science degree in business administration from Linfield College in Oregon and did master’s studies at Portland State University. She received commercial banking school certification at the ABA Commercial Banking School at the University of Oklahoma. She served as a director of the Oregon Business Council, whose mission is to mobilize business leaders to contribute to Oregon’s quality of life and economic prosperity; the Cascades Campus Advisory Board of the Oregon State University; the North Pacific Group, Inc., a wholesale distributor of building materials, industrial and hardwood products, and other specialty products; the Aquila Tax Free Trust of Oregon, a mutual fund created especially for the benefit of Oregon residents; Clear Choice Health Plans Inc., a multi-state insurance company; and as a director and chair of the St. Charles Medical Center.

John Wilson

Mr. John K. Wilson is Independent Director of MDU Resources Group Inc. Mr. Wilson was president of Durham Resources, LLC, a privately held financial management company, in Omaha, Nebraska, from 1994 to December 31, 2008. He previously was president of Great Plains Energy Corp., a public utility holding company and an affiliate of Durham Resources, LLC, from 1994 to July 1, 2000. He was vice president of Great Plains Natural Gas Co., an affiliate company of Durham Resources, LLC, until July 1, 2000. The company bought Great Plains Energy Corp. and Great Plains Natural Gas Co. on July 1, 2000. Mr. Wilson also served as president of the Durham Foundation and was a director of Bridges Investment Fund, a mutual fund, and the Greater Omaha Chamber of Commerce. He is presently a director of HDR, Inc., an international architecture and engineering firm, Tetrad Corporation, a privately held investment company, both based in Omaha, and serves on the advisory board of Duncan Aviation, an aircraft service provider, headquartered in Lincoln, Nebraska. He currently serves as executive director of the Robert B. Daugherty Charitable Foundation, Omaha, Nebraska, and formerly served on the advisory board of U.S. Bank NA Omaha. Mr. Wilson is a certified public accountant, on inactive status. He received his bachelor’s degree in business administration, cum laude, from the University of Nebraska – Omaha. During his career, he was an audit manager at Peat, Marwick, Mitchell (now known as KPMG), controller for Great Plains Natural Gas Co., and chief financial officer and treasurer for all Durham Resources entities.

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