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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Shawn Patterson

43 2015 Chief Operating Officer, Executive Vice President

Robert Smith

46 2015 General Counsel, Director

Stanley Chapman

50 2015 Director and Chief Commercial Officer

G. Stephen Finley

64 2015 Independent Director

Peggy Heeg

56 2016 Independent Director

Thomas Hofmann

64 2015 Independent Director

Biographies

Name Description

Shawn Patterson

Mr. Shawn L. Patterson is Chief Operating Officer, Executive Vice President of the Company. Mr. Patterson serves in the same role at Columbia Pipeline Group, Inc., where he is responsible for capital execution, engineering, operations, integrity, reliability and project management across CPG. Prior to CPG’s Separation from NiSource Inc. in July 2015, Mr. Patterson served as President of Operations and Project Delivery of NiSource’s Columbia Pipeline Group business unit, a position he held since March 2012. Mr. Patterson has held various operational leadership roles with NiSource Electric and Gas utilities for the past 20 years. Prior to his career at Columbia Pipeline Group, Mr. Patterson served as the Chief Operating Officer for NiSource Gas Distribution. He currently serves on the board of the Southern Gas Association and is a member of the Governor’s STEM Council in West Virginia. Mr. Patterson earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering from Rose Hulman Institute of Technology along with a Master of Business Administration from the University of Notre Dame.

Robert Smith

Mr. Robert E. Smith is General Counsel, Director of the company. He also serves as General Counsel, a position he has held since December 2014. Separately, Mr. Smith is Senior Vice President and General Counsel of Columbia Pipeline Group, Inc. where he oversees all CPG Legal functions. Prior to CPG’s Separation from NiSource Inc. in July 2015, Mr. Smith served as Corporate Secretary, Vice President and Deputy General Counsel of NiSource. He joined NiSource in 2008 and was named Corporate Secretary in April 2013 where he oversaw the legal department’s corporate group and was responsible for the corporation’s corporate legal and governance work. Mr. Smith also serves as Chairman of the board of directors of Global Action, an international non-profit organization. Mr. Smith earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of South Alabama and a Juris Doctor degree from The Ohio State University. Mr. Smith was selected to serve as a director because of his substantial knowledge of the energy industry and his business, leadership and management expertise.

Stanley Chapman

Mr. Stanley G. Chapman, III is a Director and Chief Commercial Officer of the company. He also serves as Chief Commercial Officer, a position he has held since December 2014. Separately, Mr. Chapman is Executive Vice President & Chief Commercial Officer of Columbia Pipeline Group, Inc. where he is responsible for all commercial operations, which includes marketing, business development, gas control, customer service, rates and regulatory affairs, and strategy for CPG’s regulated assets. Prior to CPG’s Separation from NiSource Inc. in July 2015, Mr. Chapman served in a similar role as for NiSource’s CPG Business Unit. Prior to joining NiSource, Mr. Chapman was employed by El Paso Pipeline Company and its predecessor Tenneco Energy for nearly 23 years, where he last served as Vice President for Marketing, Business Development and Asset Optimization for its eastern pipelines. He currently is a member of the Interstate Natural Gas Association of America, the Southern Gas Association, and the North American Energy Standards Board where he holds various leadership and committee positions. Mr. Chapman earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Economics from Texas A&M University along with a Master of Business Administration from the University of St. Thomas. Mr. Chapman was selected to serve as a director because of his extensive knowledge of the energy industry and his leadership and management expertise.

G. Stephen Finley

Mr. G. Stephen Finley is Independent Director of the Company. He also serves as a director of Archrock GP LLC, a position he has held since 2006, and Newpark Resources Inc., a position he has held since 2007. He has also served on the board of Microseismic, Inc., from 2012-2014; Total Safety U.S., Inc., from 2006-11; and Ocean Rig, ASA, from 2006-08. Mr. Finley is also a retired Senior Vice President, Finance & Administration and Chief Financial Officer of Baker Hughes, Inc., serving from 1999-2006 in that capacity. Prior to that, he served in various financial and administrative management positions at Baker Hughes from 1982-99. Mr. Finley earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting from Indiana State University. Mr. Finley was nominated to become a director because of his extensive financial, Master Limited Partnership and energy industry experience.

Peggy Heeg

Ms. Peggy A. Heeg is Independent Director of the Company. Ms. Heeg served as a director of Eagle Rock Energy Partners, L.P. from July 2010 to October 2015. Ms. Heeg is currently a partner at Norton Rose Fulbright L.L.P., an international law firm, and has served on the firm’s Executive Committee. Prior to joining Norton Rose Fulbright, Ms. Heeg held various positions with El Paso Corporation, including serving as Executive Vice President and General Counsel. Ms. Heeg served as attorney and advisor at the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission prior to her time at El Paso.

Thomas Hofmann

Mr. Thomas W. Hofmann. is a Independent Director of the Company. He also currently serves as a director of West Pharmaceutical Services, Inc., a position he has held since October 2007, and also as a director of Northern Tier Energy, LLC, a position he has held since May 2011. Mr. Hofmann served on the board of PVR Partners, L.P. from May 2009 through the March 2014 sale of PVR Partners to Regency Energy Partners LP. Mr. Hofmann is the retired Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Sunoco, Inc. (oil refining and marketing company), where he served in that capacity from January 2002 until December 2008. Mr. Hofmann earned a Master of Tax degree from Villanova University and a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting from the University of Delaware. Mr. Hofmann was nominated to become a director because of his substantial knowledge of the industry and his business, leadership and management expertise.

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