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Occidental Petroleum Corp (OXY)

OXY on New York Consolidated

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Vicki Hollub

56 2015 President, Chief Operating Officer, Director

Stephen Chazen

69 2015 Chief Executive Officer, Director

Spencer Abraham

70 2013 Independent Vice Chairman of the Board

Christopher Stavros

52 2015 Chief Financial Officer, Senior Vice President

Edward Lowe

64 2015 Executive Vice President,President of OOGC - International

Marcia Backus

61 2015 Senior Vice President, Chief Compliance Officer, General Counsel, Corporate Secretary

Cynthia Walker

39 2016 Senior Vice President - Marketing and Midstream Operations & Development

Jennifer Kirk

41 2015 Vice President, Controller

Jack Moore

62 2016 Director

Howard Atkins

65 2010 Independent Director

Eugene Batchelder

68 2015 Independent Director

John Feick

72 1998 Independent Director

Margaret Foran

61 2010 Independent Director

Carlos Gutierrez

62 2009 Independent Director

William Klesse

69 2014 Independent Director

Avedick Poladian

64 2008 Independent Director

Elisse Walter

65 2014 Independent Director

Christopher Degner

2015 Senior Director, Investor Relations

Biographies

Name Description

Vicki Hollub

Ms. Vicki A. Hollub is President, Chief Operating Officer, Director of the Company. Ms. Hollub will succeed Mr. Chazen as Chief Executive Officer, effective at the 2016 Annual Meeting. Ms. Hollub has been an employee of Occidental since 1982, and most recently served as Senior Executive Vice President of Occidental and President – Oxy Oil and Gas. Prior to that, Ms. Hollub served as Executive Vice President and President – Oxy Oil and Gas, Americas; and Vice President of Occidental and Executive Vice President, U.S. Operations, Oxy Oil and Gas. She previously served as Executive Vice President, California Operations; and President and General Manager, Permian Basin operations. Ms. Hollub holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Mineral Engineering from the University of Alabama.

Stephen Chazen

Mr. Stephen I. Chazen is Chief Executive Officer and Director of the Company. Mr. Chazen served as President from 2007 to December 2015, Chief Operating Officer from 2010 to 2011 and as Chief Financial Officer from 2007 to 2010. Prior to being named President and Chief Financial Officer, Mr. Chazen was Chief Financial Officer and Senior Executive Vice President from 2004 to 2007, Chief Financial Officer and Executive Vice President-Corporate Development from 1999 to 2004, and Executive Vice President-Corporate Development from 1994 to 1999. Prior to joining Occidental, Mr. Chazen was a Managing Director in Corporate Finance and Mergers and Acquisitions at Merrill Lynch. Mr. Chazen is a Director of Ecolab Inc. Mr. Chazen serves on the Boards of the American Petroleum Institute, where he serves on the Executive Committee, and the Aquarium of the Pacific and is the Chairman of the Board of the Catalina Island Conservancy and a member of the National Petroleum Council. Mr. Chazen holds a Ph.D. in Geology from Michigan State University, a master’s degree in Finance from the University of Houston and a bachelor’s degree in Geology from Rutgers College.

Spencer Abraham

Mr. Spencer E. Abraham is an Independent Vice Chairman of the Board of the Company. He represented Michigan in the United States Senate prior to President George W. Bush selecting him as the tenth Secretary of Energy in U.S. history. During his tenure at the Energy Department from 2001 through January 2005, he developed policies and regulations to ensure the nation’s energy security, was responsible for the U.S. Strategic Petroleum Reserve, oversaw domestic oil and gas development policy and developed relationships with international governments, including members of the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries. Secretary Abraham serves as Executive Chairman of the Board of Uranium Energy Corp.; and as a Director of PBF Energy Inc., where he serves on the Compensation and Nominating and Corporate Governance Committees; NRG Energy, Inc., where he serves on the Compensation and Nuclear Oversight Committees; and as a director of Two Harbors Investment Corp., where he is Chairman of the Compensation Committee and a member of the Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee. He was previously a Director of GenOn Energy, Inc. and a Director and a member of the Nominating and Governance and Compensation Committees of ICx Technologies. He also serves on the board of C3 Energy, a private company. Secretary Abraham is a member of the Advisory Board of the Churchill Center and is the Chairman of the American Task Force for Lebanon. As a Senior Analyst for Potomac Research Group, Secretary Abraham provides predictive analysis on energy policy, energy markets and the geopolitics of energy to institutional investors in the energy space. He holds a Juris Doctor degree from Harvard Law School and is the author of “Lights Out!: Ten Myths About (and Real Solutions to) America’s Energy Crisis.”

Christopher Stavros

Mr. Christopher G. Stavros is Senior Vice President, Chief Financial Officer of the Company. Mr. Stavros was Executive Vice President 2014-2015; Vice President, Investor Relations and Treasurer 2012-2014; Vice President, Investor Relations 2006-2012.

Edward Lowe

Mr. Edward A. Lowe is Executive Vice President, and President of OOGC-International, a subsidiary Company of the Company. effective 2015. He was from 2008-2009, Executive Vice President — Oxy Oil & Gas, International Production and Engineering; since 2008, Executive Vice President — Oxy Oil & Gas, projects; Dolphin Energy Ltd.: 2002-2007, Executive Vice President and General Manager. Mr. Lowe received his B.A. Degree in Civil Engineering from Tulane University.

Marcia Backus

Ms. Marcia E. Backus is Senior Vice President, Chief Compliance Officer, General Counsel, Corporate Secretary of the Company. She currently is a partner at Vinson & Elkins in Houston, Texas. She heads the firm's Energy Transactions/Projects Practice Group, representing industry and private equity companies in domestic and international mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, private equity investments, project development and other energy transactions. She has served in numerous leadership positions with Vinson & Elkins, including the firm wide management committee, co-chair of the corporate department and as chair of the partnership admissions committee. Ms. Backus holds a B.A. degree, awarded Summa Cum Laude, from the University of Texas, and a J.D. with high honors from the University of Texas School of Law, where she was elected to the Order of the Coif honorary scholastic society. She is a co-founder of the school's Center for Women in Law.

Cynthia Walker

Ms. Cynthia L. Walker is Senior Vice President - Marketing and Midstream Operations & Development of the Company. She has resigned from the position of Chief Financial Officer, Executive Vice President with effect from 10 July 2014. She has most recently served as Managing Director at Goldman, Sachs & Co., where she enjoyed a 12-year career. While at Goldman Sachs, Ms. Walker provided clients with strategic advice in high-profile energy industry transactions as a senior member of the Global Natural Resources Group located in Houston. She was also a member of the Mergers & Acquisitions Group. Ms. Walker holds a Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting with Honors from the University of Texas at Austin.

Jennifer Kirk

Ms. Jennifer Kirk is Vice President, Controller of the Company. She served as Controller, Occidental Oil and Gas since 2012 and as Finance Director from 2008 to 2012.

Jack Moore

Mr. Jack B. Moore is Director of the Company. Mr. Moore served as Chairman of the Board of Cameron from 2011 until it was acquired by Schlumberger in April 2016. He joined Cameron in 1999 and served as Chief Executive Officer from 2008 to 2015 and as President from 2008 to 2014. Prior to joining Cameron, he held various management positions at Baker Hughes Incorporated, where he was employed for 23 years. Mr. Moore is a graduate of the University of Houston with a B.B.A. degree; he also attended the Advanced Management Program at Harvard Business School.

Howard Atkins

Mr. Howard I. Atkins is an Independent Director of the Company. He retired as the Senior Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Wells Fargo & Company, where he was responsible for Wells Fargo’s financial management functions, investment portfolios, investor relations, capital management and corporate properties functions from 2001 to 2011. A 37-year veteran of the financial services industry, Mr. Atkins previously served as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of New York Life Insurance Company, Chief Financial Officer of Midlantic Corporation and Corporate Treasurer of Chase Manhattan Bank. Mr. Atkins serves on the Board of Directors of Ingram Micro Inc., where he is Chairman of the Human Resources Committee and a member of the Audit Committee.

Eugene Batchelder

Mr. Eugene L. Batchelder is Independent Director of the Company. He retired as the Senior Vice President and Chief Administrative Officer at ConocoPhillips, an integrated global energy company. In this role, from 2009 until his retirement in 2012, he was responsible for global shared services, human resources, facilities, information technology, security, aviation, executive services, and corporate affairs, which included investor relations, corporate communications and contributions. Mr. Batchelder served as Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer of ConocoPhillips from 2002 to 2009. Prior to the merger of Conoco and Phillips Petroleum in 2002, Mr. Batchelder was promoted to increasingly senior positions within Phillips Petroleum companies, including information technology and financial management positions. Mr. Batchelder is a past trustee and current governor of the Oklahoma State University Foundation and past president and board member of the Oklahoma State University Alumni Association. Mr. Batchelder holds a bachelor’s degree in Accounting from Oklahoma State University, is a certified public accountant (inactive) and a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants.

John Feick

Mr. John E. Feick is an Independent Director of the Company. He was Chairman and a significant stockholder of Kemex Engineering Services, Ltd., which offers engineering and design services to the petrochemical, refining and gas processing industries. From 1984 to 1994, Mr. Feick was President and Chief Operating Officer of Novacor Chemicals, a subsidiary of Nova Corporation. He previously served as Chairman of the Board of Directors of Oak Point Energy Ltd., an oil sands exploration and development company, and was a Director of Veresen Inc. and Graham Construction.

Margaret Foran

Ms. Margaret M. Foran is an Independent Director of the Company. She was Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary at Sara Lee Corporation from 2008 to 2009; Senior Vice President, Associate General Counsel and Corporate Secretary at Pfizer Inc. from 1997 to 2008; and Vice President and Assistant General Counsel at J.P. Morgan & Co. Ms. Foran is a former Director of The MONY Group Inc. and MONY Life Insurance Company. She served as Co-Chair and a Director of the Council of Institutional Investors (CII) and Co-Chair of the CII International Corporate Governance Committee. She is the former Chair of the American Bar Association Committee on Corporate Governance. Ms. Foran is the former Chair of the Coordinating Committee of the Business Roundtable Corporate Governance Task Force. She previously served two terms on the Standing Advisory Group of the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board (PCAOB) and is a member of the Economic Club of New York. Ms. Foran is a Trustee of the SEC Historical Society and the Committee for Economic Development, as well as a member of the Notre Dame Law School Advisory Council.

Carlos Gutierrez

Carlos M. Gutierrez is an Independent Director of the Company. He was Vice Chairman of the Institutional Clients Group and a member of the Senior Strategic Advisory Group at Citigroup Inc. from 2011 to February 2013. He joined Citigroup from communications and public affairs consulting firm APCO Worldwide Inc., where he was Chairman of the Global Political Strategies division in 2010. He served as U.S. Secretary of Commerce in the administration of President George W. Bush from February 2005 to January 2009. Prior to his government service, Secretary Gutierrez was with Kellogg Company for 30 years. He became Kellogg’s Chief Executive Officer in 1999 and served as Chairman of the Board from 2000 to 2005. Secretary Gutierrez serves on the Boards of Directors of MetLife, Inc., where he serves on the Finance and Investment and Governance Committees, Time Warner Inc., where he serves on the Audit Committee, and Viridis, Inc., a privately held company. He previously served as a Director of Corning Incorporated, United Technologies Corporation, Colgate-Palmolive Lighting Science Group Corp., where he served on the Audit Committee, and iGPS, a privately held company. In addition to serving as Chairman of the U.S.-Cuba Business Council of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, Secretary Gutierrez is a National Trustee to the University of Miami Board of Trustees, a member of the Human Freedom Advisory Council at the George W. Bush Institute and is Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Meridian International Center. He is also a co-founder of The Dream. US, a scholarship fund for undocumented students, and is a member of the Board of the U.S.-Mexico Foundation.

William Klesse

Mr. William R. Klesse is an Independent Director of the Company. He joined the Valero board as Vice Chairman in 2005 and served as Chairman of the Board from 2007 to December 30, 2014. From 2006 to May 2014, he served as Chief Executive Officer of Valero and served as President from 2008 to 2013. From 2003 to 2005, Mr. Klesse was Valero’s Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer. Prior to that, he served as Executive Vice President of Refining and Commercial Operations following Valero’s 2001 acquisition of Ultramar Diamond Shamrock Corporation, where he had been Executive Vice President of the company’s refining operations. Mr. Klesse began his 40-plus year career in the energy industry at Diamond Shamrock Corporation, which merged with Ultramar Corporation in 1996. He is a trustee of the Texas Biomedical Research Institute and United Way of San Antonio and Bexar County and serves on the Advisory Board of the San Antonio Food Bank. Mr. Klesse holds a bachelor’s degree in Chemical Engineering from the University of Dayton and a Master of Business Administration with an emphasis in Finance from West Texas A&M University.

Avedick Poladian

Mr. Avedick Baruyr Poladian is an Independent Director of the Company. Mr. Poladian oversees human resources, risk management, construction, finance and legal functions across the firm. Mr. Poladian previously served as Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer and Chief Administrative Officer for Lowe from 2003 to 2006. Mr. Poladian was with Arthur Andersen from 1974 to 2002 and is a certified public accountant (inactive). He is a past member of the Young Presidents Organization, the Chief Executive Organization, the California Society of CPAs and the American Institute of CPAs. Mr. Poladian is a Director of the YMCA of Metropolitan Los Angeles, a member of the Board of Councilors of the University of Southern California School of Policy, Planning, and Development, a member of the Board of Advisors of the Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center, and a former Trustee of Loyola Marymount University. Mr. Poladian serves as a Director and on the Audit Committees of two funds managed by Western Asset Management Company. He also serves as a Director of California Resources Corporation, and as a member of the Board of Trustees of Public Storage, where he is the Chair of the Audit Committee and the Chair of the Nominating/Corporate Governance Committee. He previously served as a Director of California Pizza Kitchen.

Elisse Walter

Hon. Elisse B. Walter is an Independent Director of the Company. She was appointed Commissioner of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) by President George W. Bush, and served in that capacity from 2008 until 2013. President Barack Obama designated her as the 30th Chairman of the SEC in December 2012. Prior to her appointment as an SEC Commissioner, she was with the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) and its predecessor, the National Association of Securities Dealers (NASD), from 1996-2008. She served as Senior Executive Vice President, Regulatory Policy and Programs for FINRA and held the comparable position at NASD before its 2007 consolidation with NYSE Member Regulation. Earlier in her career, she served as the General Counsel of the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) from 1994 to 1996 and as Deputy Director of the SEC Division of Corporation Finance from 1986 to 1994. Among the honors Ms. Walter has received are the Presidential Rank Award (Distinguished), the ASECA William O. Douglas Award, the SEC Chairman’s Award for Excellence and the Federal Bar Association’s Philip A. Loomis, Jr. and Manuel F. Cohen Awards. She is a member of the Academy of Women Achievers of the YWCA of the City of New York and the inaugural class of the DirectWomen Institute. She serves on the Board of Directors of the Sustainability Accounting Standards Board, the National Women’s Law Center and the Board of Governors of FINRA. Ms. Walter holds a B.A. in Mathematics, cum laude, from Yale University and a J.D., cum laude, from Harvard Law School.

Christopher Degner