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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Lee Boothby

54 2010 Chairman of the Board, President, Chief Executive Officer

Lawrence Massaro

52 2013 Chief Financial Officer, Executive Vice President

Gary Packer

53 2009 Chief Operating Officer, Executive Vice President

George Dunn

58 2012 Senior Vice President - Development

John Jasek

46 2014 Senior Vice President - Operations

George Fairchild

48 2013 Chief Accounting Officer

Stephen Campbell

47 2005 Vice President - Investor Relations

Valerie Mitchell

44 2015 Vice President - Mid Continent

Matthew Vezza

42 2015 Vice President — Western Region

Timothy Yang

43 2015 General Counsel, Corporate Secretary

Steven Nance

59 2015 Lead Independent Director

Pamela Gardner

59 2005 Independent Director

Roger Plank

59 2015 Independent Director

Thomas Ricks

63 1992 Independent Director

Juanita Romans

65 2005 Independent Director

John Schanck

64 2013 Independent Director

J. Terry Strange

72 2004 Independent Director

James Wells

59 2015 Independent Director

Biographies

Name Description

Lee Boothby

Mr. Lee K. Boothby is Chairman of the Board, President, Chief Executive Officer of Newfield Exploration Co. He was named Chairman of the Board of Directors in May 2010, Chief Executive Officer in May 2009 and President in February 2009. Prior to this, he was Senior Vice President — Acquisitions and Business Development. From 2002 to 2007, he was Vice President — Mid-Continent. From 1999 to 2001, Mr. Boothby was Vice President and Managing Director — Newfield Exploration Australia Ltd. and managed operations in the Timor Sea (divested in 2003) from Perth, Australia. Prior to joining Newfield in 1999, Mr. Boothby worked for Cockrell Oil Corporation, British Gas and Tenneco Oil Company. He serves as a board member for America’s Natural Gas Alliance and the American Exploration and Production Council. He is a member of the Louisiana State University Craft & Hawkins Department of Petroleum Engineering Advisory Committee, the Society of Petroleum Engineers, the Independent Petroleum Association of America and the Rice University Jones Graduate School of Business Council of Overseers. He holds a degree in Petroleum Engineering from Louisiana State University and a Master of Business Administration from Rice University.

Lawrence Massaro

Mr. Lawrence S. Massaro has been appointed as Chief Financial Officer, Executive Vice President of Newfield Exploration Co., effective November 11, 2013. He was promoted to Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer in November 2013. Mr. Massaro joined Newfield in March 2011 and served as Vice President — Corporate Development until November 2013. In this position, he led the Company's business development, strategic planning and product marketing efforts. Prior to joining Newfield, Mr. Massaro served as Managing Director at JP Morgan in its oil and gas investment banking group beginning in 2005 and was Vice President, Corporate Strategy and Business Development while at Amerada Hess Corporation from 1995 to 2005. He also held various senior petroleum engineering positions at both PG&E Resources from 1992 to 1994 and at British Petroleum from 1985 to 1991. Mr. Massaro holds a degree in Petroleum Engineering from Texas A&M University and a Master of Business Administration from Southern Methodist University.

Gary Packer

Mr. Gary D. Packer is Chief Operating Officer, Executive Vice President of Newfield Exploration Co. Prior to that he was promoted to the position of Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer in May 2009. Prior thereto, he was promoted from Gulf of Mexico General Manager to Vice President — Rocky Mountains in November 2004. Mr. Packer joined the Company in 1995. Prior to joining Newfield, Mr. Packer worked for Amerada Hess Corporation in both the Rocky Mountains and Gulf of Mexico divisions. Prior to these roles, he worked for Tenneco Oil Company. In December 2014, Mr. Packer joined the board of directors of Bennu Oil & Gas, LLC, a private oil and gas company operating offshore in the Gulf of Mexico. He serves as a board member for the Independent Petroleum Association of America (IPAA). He holds a degree in Petroleum and Natural Gas Engineering from Penn State University.

George Dunn

Mr. George T. Dunn is Senior Vice President - Development of Newfield Exploration Co. He was promoted to Senior Vice President — Development in September 2012, previously serving as Vice President — Mid-Continent beginning in October 2007. He managed our onshore Gulf Coast operations from 2001 to October 2007, and was promoted from General Manager to Vice President in November 2004. Before managing our Gulf Coast operations, Mr. Dunn was the General Manager of our Western Gulf of Mexico division. Prior to joining Newfield in 1992, Mr. Dunn was employed by Meridian Oil Company and Tenneco Oil Company. He holds a degree in Petroleum Engineering from the Colorado School of Mines.

John Jasek

Mr. John H. Jasek is Senior Vice President - Operations of Newfield Exploration Co. He was promoted to Senior Vice President — Operations in October of 2014, after serving as Vice President — Onshore Gulf Coast since February 2011. Prior to that, Mr. Jasek served as Vice President — Gulf of Mexico from December 2008 until February 2011 and as Vice President — Gulf Coast from October 2007 until December 2008. He previously managed our Gulf of Mexico operations from March 2005 until October 2007, and was promoted from General Manager to Vice President — Gulf of Mexico in November 2006. Prior to March 2005, he was a petroleum engineer in the Western Gulf of Mexico. Before joining Newfield, Mr. Jasek worked for Anadarko Petroleum Corporation and Amoco Production Company. He has a degree in Petroleum Engineering from Texas A&M University.

George Fairchild

Mr. George W. Fairchild Jr. is Chief Accounting Officer of Newfield Exploration Company. He was promoted to Chief Accounting Officer in November 2013. Mr. Fairchild joined Newfield in August of 2012 as Controller and has served as the Company’s Principal Accounting Officer since joining the Company. Prior to joining Newfield, Mr. Fairchild served as Controller for Sheridan Production Company LLC, a privately-held oil and gas company, beginning in 2009 and was Vice President and Controller of Davis Petroleum Corporation, also a privately-held oil and gas company, from 2006 to 2009. Prior thereto, Mr. Fairchild was with Burlington Resources Inc., a publicly-held oil and gas company, serving as Senior Manager — Accounting Policy & Research from 2001 to 2006 and Manager — Internal Audit from 2000 to 2001. Before joining Burlington Resources Inc., he was with PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP from 1993 to 2000. Mr. Fairchild served in the U.S. Air Force from 1986 to 1990. He holds a Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting from The University of Texas at Austin and is a Certified Public Accountant in the state of Texas.

Stephen Campbell

Mr. Stephen C. Campbell is Vice President - Investor Relations of Newfield Exploration Co. He was promoted to Vice President — Investor Relations in December 2005, after serving as Newfield’s Manager — Investor Relations since 1999. Prior to joining Newfield, Mr. Campbell was the Investor Relations Manager at Anadarko Petroleum Corporation from 1993 to 1999 and the Assistant Vice President of Marketing & Communications at United Way, Texas Gulf Coast from 1990 to 1993. He is a member of the National Investor Relations Institute. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Journalism from Texas A&M University.

Valerie Mitchell

Ms. Valerie A. Mitchell is the Vice President — Mid-Continent effective February 9, 2015 of the Company, after serving as Vice President — Corporate Development beginning in June of 2014. From 2011 to June 2014, she served as General Manager of our Mid-Continent business unit. Prior to that, Ms. Mitchell served in a number of leadership roles since joining Newfield in July 2004, including business development manager for our onshore Gulf Coast region and asset lead and asset manager from 2009 to 2011. Ms. Mitchell began her career as a reservoir engineer with Shell Oil in 1996 and thereafter worked in various technical and management positions at The Coastal Corporation and El Paso Corporation. She has served in leadership positions for several industry organizations including the Oklahoma Independent Producers Association and the Society of Petroleum Engineers. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering from the University of Missouri-Columbia.

Matthew Vezza

Mr. Matthew R. Vezza is the Vice President — Western Region of Newfield Exploration Company. was promoted to Vice President — Western Region in August of 2015 when the Company's Onshore Gulf Coast and Rocky Mountain business units were combined after serving as Vice President — Rocky Mountains beginning in June of 2014. Mr. Vezza joined Newfield in August 2012 as General Manager of our Rocky Mountains business unit after 16 years with Marathon Oil Company. Mr. Vezza began his career at Marathon in 1996 as a production engineer and then moved through the organization in various technical and managerial roles in Oklahoma, Texas, Louisiana, Colorado and Wyoming. While at Marathon, Mr. Vezza's last position, from August 2009 to August 2012, was serving as Asset Manager - Wyoming. Mr. Vezza is a member of the Society of Petroleum Engineers and holds a Bachelor of Science in Petroleum and Natural Gas Engineering from Penn State University.

Timothy Yang

Mr. Timothy D. Yang is General Counsel and Corporate Secretary of Newfield Exploration Company in July 2015. Prior to joining Newfield, Mr. Yang served as Senior Vice President, Land & Legal, General Counsel, Chief Compliance Officer and Secretary of Sabine Oil & Gas Corporation from December 2014 to July 2015. Mr. Yang was previously promoted to Senior Vice President, General Counsel, Chief Compliance Officer and Secretary in February 2013 after beginning service at Sabine in 2011 as Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary. Prior to Sabine, Mr. Yang served as Associate General Counsel and Assistant Corporate Secretary for Eagle Rock Energy Partners, L.P. from 2009 to 2011. His legal experience covers both public and private companies within the energy and investment industries including Invesco Ltd./AIM Investments, Pogo Producing Company and AEI Services LLC. Mr. Yang holds a Bachelor of Arts in Biology from Trinity University, obtained his Juris Doctor from the University of Houston Law Center and is a member of the Texas and Kansas state bar associations.

Steven Nance

Mr. Steven W. Nance is Lead Independent Director of Newfield Exploration Company. Mr. Nance is Lead Director, also served as President and Manager of Steele Creek Energy, LLC, a private oil and gas investment company, since 2010. Since 2007, Mr. Nance has, from time to time, provided consulting services on matters such as oil and gas investments, succession planning, coaching and leadership development. Mr. Nance began his career in 1978 with The Superior Oil Company where he held various engineering assignments until the company was acquired by Mobil Oil. Mr. Nance then joined Meridian Oil, Inc., the predecessor company to Burlington Resources, Inc., in 1985, where he held positions of increasing responsibility until his departure in 1997 as Vice President of Burlington's Gulf Coast division. From 1997 to 1999, he was with XPLOR Energy and its predecessor company, acting as its Chairman, President and CEO in 1999 when XPLOR Energy was acquired by Harken Energy Corporation. From 2000 to 2007, Mr. Nance served as President of Peoples Energy Production Company until it was acquired by El Paso Corporation. B.S. in Petroleum Engineering from Texas Tech University

Pamela Gardner

Ms. Pamela J. Gardner is an Independent Director of Newfield Exploration Co. Ms. Gardner has served as the CEO with Your Mind at Work, a consulting firm that focuses on refining company cultures, training executives in effective communication strategies, aligning corporate goals and coaching professionals in leadership since January 2013. She spent 24 seasons with the Houston Astros Baseball Club, serving her last 11 years as President, Business Operations for Houston McLane Company d/b/a Houston Astros Baseball Club. Ms. Gardner began her career with the Houston Astros in 1989 as Director of Communications, was promoted to Vice President of Marketing in 1996, then promoted to Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing in 1999, and served in that role until becoming President in 2001. She then retired as President in January 2012, but continued to provide advisory services to the ownership group throughout 2012.B.S. in Psychology and Vocational Rehabilitation from the University of Wisconsin – Stout

Roger Plank

Mr. Roger B. Plank is an Independent Director of Newfield Exploration Company. He is a partner with Indian Creek Holdings, a private investment company, a position he has held since March 2014. Mr. Plank has 35 years of experience in the oil and gas industry, retiring from his position as President and Chief Corporate Officer of Apache Corporation in February 2014 after 32 years with the company. He began his career at Apache in 1981 and moved through the organization to take on a number of leadership positions, including Vice President – Planning and Corporate Development; Vice President – Corporate Planning; and Vice President – Corporate Communications. Mr. Plank served as Vice President and Chief Financial Officer from July 1997 to May 2000 and Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer from May 2000 to February 2009. He was appointed President in February 2009, also serving as Principal Financial Officer from February 2009 to November 2010, and then appointed President and Chief Corporate Officer in February 2011 and served in that role until his retirement in February 2014. B.A. in Liberal Arts from Colgate University in New York and an M.B.A. from the University of St. Thomas in Minnesota

Thomas Ricks

Mr. Thomas G. Ricks is an Independent Director of Newfield Exploration Co. Mr. Ricks began serving as a director of Panacea Pharmaceuticals Inc., a private pharmaceutical development company, in 2015. Mr. Ricks currently serves as Chief Investment Officer of H&S Ventures L.L.C., a private investment firm. Prior to taking this position with H&S Ventures in May 2001, he was CEO of The University of Texas Investment Management Company from March 1996 to May 2001. Mr. Ricks also served as Vice Chancellor for Asset Management for The University of Texas System from August 1992 through February 1996 and as Executive Director of Finance and Private Investments from 1988 to 1992. B.A. in Economics from Trinity College and M.B.A. from the University of Chicago

Juanita Romans

Ms. Juanita M. Romans is an Independent Director of Newfield Exploration Co. Ms. Romans serves as the CEO of the Romans Group, a private global healthcare consulting firm she founded in January 2011. From 2012-2013, Ms. Romans served as Managing Principal of MFR Healthcare Solutions (a partnership formed with the Romans Group). MFR Healthcare Solutions, Inc. provided strategic, tactical and operational planning consulting services to hospitals, universities, medical institutions and other providers in the global healthcare marketplace. From June 2006 to January 2011, Ms. Romans served as CEO and Central Market Leader of Memorial Hermann – Texas Medical Center, and from January 2003 to January 2011 she served as the CEO of Memorial Hermann Hospital. B.S. in Biology from the University of Detroit and M.S. in Nursing from Wayne State University

John Schanck

Mr. John W. Schanck is Independent Director of Newfield Exploration Company. He has served as a director of P2 Energy Solutions, a private company engaged in oil & gas software development and sales since October 2014. Mr. Schanck has over 35 years of experience in the oil and gas industry, most recently serving as President and CEO of Sonde Resources Corporation in Calgary, Alberta from 2010 until his retirement in June 2013. Sonde is an energy company engaged in the exploration and production of oil and natural gas with operations in Western Canada and offshore North Africa. Mr. Schanck spent the first 21 years of his career, 1978 to 1999, with Unocal Corporation and its subsidiaries. During that time, he helped lead Unocal's exploration activities in both the U.S. and international regions, holding the positions of Group Vice President – Oil & Gas Operations from 1994 to 1996 and President of Spirit Energy 76 from 1997 to 1999. Following his career with Unocal, Mr. Schanck was Co-CEO for Samson Investment Company from 1999 to 2005 and Managing Partner of Tecton Energy, LLC from 2006 to 2009. Mr. Schanck is also a director of Saulsbury Industries, a private company engaged in engineering and construction. M.S. in Geology from the University of Memphis, B.S. in Geology from Allegheny College and A.A. from Allegheny Community College

J. Terry Strange

Mr. J. Terry Strange is an Independent Director of Newfield Exploration Co. Mr. Strange is a 34-year veteran of KPMG LLP. From 1996 until his retirement in 2002, he served as the Vice Chairman and Managing Partner of the U.S. Audit Practice of KPMG in addition to his service from 1998 until 2002 as the Global Managing Partner of the Audit Practice of KPMG International. B.B.A. and M.B.A. in Accounting from the University of North Texas

James Wells

Mr. James Kent Wells is an Independent Director of Newfield Exploration Company., effective August 1, 2015. Mr. Wells has more than 35 years of experience in the oil and gas industry, most recently retiring from his position as CEO and President of Fidelity Exploration & Production Company in February 2015 after serving 32 years with Amoco and BP. Wells launched his career as a Petroleum Engineer with Amoco Canada Pet. Co. in 1979 and quickly advanced to take on a number of key roles in the organization. From 2000 through 2002, Mr. Wells held the position of Vice President, Rockies, and from 2002 through 2005, Vice President, Gulf of Mexico Shelf, BP America. He also served as General Manager, Abu Dhabi Company for Onshore Oil Operations, 2005 through 2007 and as Senior Vice President, Exploration and Production North America Gas, BP America, from 2007 through 2011. He joined Fidelity Exploration & Production Company in 2011 where he assumed the responsibility of President and CEO. In 2013, he was made Vice Chairman of MDU Resources, the parent company of Fidelity, and elected to serve on its board. He retired from Fidelity and MDU Resources, including its board, in February 2015. B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from Queen's University in Canada