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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Thomas Skains

57 2003 Chairman of the Board, President, Chief Executive Officer

Karl Newlin

45 2011 Chief Financial Officer, Senior Vice President

Kevin O'Hara

55 2011 Senior Vice President, Chief Administrative Officer

Jane Lewis-Raymond

47 2014 Senior Vice President, Chief Legal, Compliance and External Relations Officer

Victor Gaglio

57 2012 Senior Vice President, Chief Utility Operations Officer

Franklin Yoho

54 2011 Senior Vice President, Chief Commercial Operations Officer

Rodney Myers

47 2011 Vice President - Engineering and Operation Services

Robert Pritchard

61 2006 Chief Risk Officer, Vice President, Treasurer

Jose Simon

61 2006 Vice President, Controller

William Williams

49 2009 Vice President - Sales and Delivery Services

Judy Mayo

2014 Vice President, Corporate Secretary and Deputy General Counsel

David Carpenter

58 2011 Vice President - Planning and Regulatory Affairs

Keith Maust

59 2013 Vice President - Gas Supply and Pipeline Services

Bradly Merlie

54 2010 Vice President - Information Services

Ranelle Warfield

57 2009 Vice President - Customer Service

Kenneth Valentine

56 2009 Vice President - Business Development and Technology Services

Malcolm Everett

67 2003 Lead Independent Director

Jo Sanford

2014 Director

Eric Burton

67 2006 Independent Director

Aubrey Harwell

71 2002 Independent Director

Frank Holding

52 2003 Independent Director

Frankie Jones

66 2007 Independent Director

Vicki McElreath

64 2006 Independent Director

Minor Shaw

66 2004 Independent Director

David Shi

62 2003 Independent Director

Michael Tarwater

60 2013 Independent Director

Phillip Wright

58 2012 Independent Director

Nick Giaimo

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Biographies

Name Description

Thomas Skains

Mr. Thomas E. Skains is Chairman of the Board, President and Chief Executive Officer of Piedmont Natural Gas Company, Inc. Mr. Skains has served as Chairman of the Board since December 2003, as Chief Executive Officer since February 2003 and as President since February 2002. Previously, he served as Chief Operating Officer of Piedmont from February 2002 to February 2003. From 1995 to 2002, he served as Senior Vice President—Marketing and Supply Services and directed Piedmont’s commercial natural gas activities. Before joining Piedmont, Mr. Skains held positions of increasing responsibility with Transcontinental Gas Pipe Line Corporation. He joined Transco in 1981 as an attorney and served as corporate and senior attorney before being named Vice President in 1986 and Senior Vice President—Transportation and Customer Services in 1989. He holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Sam Houston State University and a J.D. degree from the University of Houston Law School. Mr. Skains currently serves as a director of BB&T Corporation (since 2009; serves on the Executive and Risk Management Committee and previously chaired its Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee). He also currently serves on the Board of Trustees of Johnson and Wales University (since 2009) and on the boards of the American Gas Association (serving as Chairman in 2009), the Southern Gas Association (serving as Chairman in 2006), the American Gas Foundation (a not-for-profit energy research group), the Gas Technology Institute (a not-for-profit research, development and training organization) and Charlotte Collegiate Football (Vice Chairman). Mr. Skains is also the 2nd Vice Chair of the Charlotte Chamber of Commerce.

Karl Newlin

Mr. Karl W. Newlin has been appointed as Chief Financial Officer, Senior Vice President of Piedmont Natural Gas Company since November 1, 2011. Prior to this appointment, he served as Senior Vice President-Corporate Planning and Business Development since joining the Company in May 2010. Mr. Newlin previously served as Managing Director, Investment Banking with Merrill Lynch & Co. in New York and Los Angeles since 2007, and Director prior to that. Mr. Newlin joined Merrill Lynch in 1998 and during his tenure advised energy and utility companies in corporate financing and strategic business transactions.

Kevin O'Hara

Mr. Kevin M. O'Hara has been appointed as Senior Vice President, Chief Administrative Officer of Piedmont Natural Gas Co Inc, effective August 1, 2011. Prior to this appointment, Mr. O'Hara was Senior Vice President-Corporate and Community Affairs since April 2006.

Jane Lewis-Raymond

Ms. Jane R. Lewis-Raymond is Senior Vice President, Chief Legal, Compliance and External Relations Officer of Piedmont Natural Gas Co Ltd. She had previously served as Vice President, General Counsel, Corporate Secretary and Chief Ethics and Compliance Officer since joining the Company in April 2006. Before joining Piedmont Natural Gas in 2006, Ms. Lewis-Raymond served as Vice President of Regulatory Affairs for the American Gas Association. She received both her undergraduate and law degrees from the University of Maryland.

Victor Gaglio

Mr. Victor M. Gaglio has been appointed as Senior Vice President, Chief Utility Operations Officer of Piedmont Natural Gas Co. Inc., effective February 1, 2012. Mr. Gaglio previously served as Senior Vice President of Operations for NiSource Gas Transmission and Storage from 2005, where he was responsible for Field Operations and Maintenance, Storage, Land Services, and Health, Safety and Environmental programs. Mr. Gaglio graduated from Virginia Tech with a Bachelor of Science degree in Engineering Science and Mechanics. He has attended executive development programs at the University of Virginia's Darden School of Business, University of Pennsylvania's Wharton School of Business, and the University of Michigan's Ross School of Business.

Franklin Yoho

Mr. Franklin H. Yoho has been appointed as Senior Vice President, Chief Commercial Operations Officer of Piedmont Natural Gas Co Ltd, effective August 1, 2011. Mr. Yoho was appointed to this position in August 2011. Prior to this appointment, he served as Senior Vice President–Commercial Operations since March 2002.

Rodney Myers

Mr. Rodney W. Myers has been appointed as Vice President - Engineering and Operation Services of Piedmont Natural Gas Co Inc, effective August 1, 2011. Prior to this appointment, Mr. Myers served as Managing Director-Engineering and Operations Services from August 2010 to August 2011, Regional Executive from November 2009 to August 2010 and July 2006 to June 2008, and Managing Director of LNG storage projects from June 2008 to November 2009. Mr. Myers is a graduate of North Carolina State University and has an M.B.A. from Queen's University in Charlotte.

Robert Pritchard

Mr. Robert O. Pritchard is Chief Risk Officer, Vice President, Treasurer of Piedmont Natural Gas Company Inc., since July 2006. Prior to his appointment, Mr. Pritchard served as Treasurer since February 2003.

Jose Simon

Mr. Jose M. Simon is Vice President and Controller of Piedmont Natural Gas Company, Inc., since July 2006. Prior to his appointment, Mr. Simon was Director of Public Affairs for Virginia Natural Gas, Norfolk, Virginia, since July 2003. Mr. Simon had previously served as Controller for Virginia Natural Gas, a subsidiary of Consolidated Natural Gas from 1992 to 1996.

William Williams

Mr. William C. Williams has been appointed as Vice President - Sales and Delivery Services of Piedmont Natural Gas Company Inc., effective November 1, 2009. Prior to his appointment, Mr. Williams was Managing Director-Transportation and Major Account Service since June 2006.

Judy Mayo

Ms. Judy Z. Mayo is Vice President, Corporate Secretary and Deputy General Counsel of the Company. She joined Piedmont Natural Gas in 2006 as the Company's Deputy General Counsel and Assistant Corporate Secretary. Prior to joining Piedmont, Ms. Mayo was an Associate General Counsel for Duke Energy. Ms. Mayo will continue to be directly involved in the Company's Securities and Exchange Commission-related work and in other corporate and financial transaction activities and filings and will also assume full Corporate Secretary responsibilities. Ms. Mayo will continue reporting to Ms. Jane Lewis-Raymond, Piedmont Natural Gas' Senior Vice President, Chief Legal, Compliance and External Relations Officer. Ms. Mayo received her J.D. from the University of Chicago Law School and her undergraduate degree from the University of Pennsylvania.

David Carpenter

Mr. David R. Carpenter has been appointed as Vice President - Planning and Regulatory Affairs of Piedmont Natural Gas Co. Inc., August 1, 2011. Prior to this appointment, he served as Managing Director of Regulatory Affairs since July 2006. Mr. Carpenter, a graduate of Furman University, has been with Piedmont since 1982.

Keith Maust

Mr. Keith Maust is Vice President - Gas Supply and Pipeline Services of Piedmont Natural Gas Company Inc. Mr. Maust previously served as Managing Director of Gas Supply and Wholesale Marketing for the Company. In his new role, Mr. Maust will be responsible for gas supply and pipeline capacity acquisition, the Company's gas supply planning and hedging activities, federal energy regulatory matters, and gas scheduling. Mr. Maust has a degree in Business Administration from West Virginia University and joined Piedmont Natural Gas from Tennessee Gas Pipeline in 1988. Mr. Maust is a member of the American Gas Association's Federal Regulatory Committee and is a board member of the Union County Red Cross.

Bradly Merlie

Mr. Bradly A. Merlie has been appointed as Vice President of Information Services of Piedmont Natural Gas Inc., since July 2010. Prior to his appointment, Mr. Merlie was Managing Director-Engineering and Operations Services from July 2008, Managing Director-Operations Systems from November 2007 and Director-LNG (liquefied natural gas) Services from July 2007. Before he joined Piedmont in July 2007, Mr. Merlie was with Williams International, based in Caracas, Venezuela, serving as the Regional Director of Operations since August 2006.

Ranelle Warfield

Ms. Ranelle Q. Warfield is no longer Vice President - Customer Service of Piedmont Natural Gas Company Inc., effective October 31, 2014. Prior to this appointment, Ms. Warfield was Vice President—Sales and Marketing since August 2004.

Kenneth Valentine

Mr. Kenneth T. Valentine has been appointed as Vice President - Business Development and Technology Services of Piedmont Natural Gas Company Inc., effective November 1, 2009. Prior to his appointment, Mr. Valentine was Managing Director-Planning and Project Management since July 2006.

Malcolm Everett

Mr. Malcolm E. Everett III is Lead Independent Director of Piedmont Natural Gas Company, Inc. Mr. Everett served as Senior Executive Vice President, Director of Corporate and Community Affairs of Wachovia Corporation, a financial services company, from September 2001 until his retirement in 2004. Mr. Everett began his banking career with the Trust Company of Georgia (now SunTrust) in 1969. He joined First Union National Bank of North Carolina in 1978 and worked in a wide variety of roles at all levels of the company. Mr. Everett also taught at the Southwestern Graduate School of Banking in Dallas, Texas, and The National Graduate Trust School in Evanston, Illinois. Mr. Everett served as Interim President of the United Way of Central Carolinas from September 2008 to June 2009. He holds a bachelor’s degree in economics from the University of Georgia and is a graduate of the North Carolina Bank Management School. He has been Independent Lead Director of the Company since 2003. Mr. Everett serves on the boards of several not-for-profit entities. These include Carolinas HealthCare Systems, the third public, multi-hospital system in the United States (since 1996; currently Vice Chairman and serves on its Executive, Compensation, Finance, Quality and Investments Committees), and YMCA of Greater Charlotte (since 1995; currently Vice Chairman and serves on its Compensation and Executive Committees).

Jo Sanford

Ms. Jo Anne Sanford is Director of the Company, effective July 1, 2014. Ms. Sanford currently practices law in Sanford Law Office and is a partner in Blount Street Advisors, a governmental consulting firm, both in Raleigh, North Carolina. Ms. Sanford served as a Commissioner on the North Carolina Utilities Commission from 1995-2006, including ten years as Chair. Prior to that she served in the North Carolina Attorney General’s Office for 20 years.

Eric Burton

Dr. Eric James Burton is an Independent Director of Piedmont Natural Gas Company, Inc. Dr. Burton has served as the Dean of the Jennings A. Jones College of Business at Middle Tennessee State University (MTSU) in Murfreesboro, Tennessee since 1999 and as Professor of Accounting at MTSU since 1990. Prior to his appointment as Dean, he served as Associate Dean for External Relations at MTSU from 1993 to 1997. Dr. Burton holds a bachelor’s degree in economics from MacMurray College, an MBA in management from Murray State University and a Ph.D. in accounting from the University of Illinois. He is a Certified Public Accountant (now inactive) and a Certified Fraud Examiner (now inactive). Dr. Burton currently serves on the boards of several not-for-profit entities. He has written numerous articles for academic, professional and trade journals and has authored or co-authored several books in the areas of planning, accounting and finance. Dr. Burton has also actively participated in the formation of several businesses over the course of his career.

Aubrey Harwell

Mr. Aubrey B. Harwell, Jr., is an Independent Director of Piedmont Natural Gas Company, Inc. Mr. Harwell has served as Managing Partner and Chief Executive Officer of Neal & Harwell, PLC, a law firm located in Nashville, Tennessee, since co-founding the firm in 1971. He has been the Chairholder of the Jennings A. Jones Chair of Excellence in Free Enterprise in the College of Business at Middle Tennessee State University since 2002. Mr. Harwell has also taught at the Vanderbilt University School of Law and Belmont University. He holds a bachelor’s degree and a J.D. degree from Vanderbilt University. He has authored or co-authored several legal publications and is a frequent speaker at seminars and symposiums throughout the United States. He also serves on the boards of Ingram Industries, a distributor of physical and digital books and other content and the inland barge company in the United States, and FCA Venture Capital Partners I-V, private venture capital funds.

Frank Holding

Mr. Frank B. Holding, Jr., is an Independent Director of Piedmont Natural Gas Company, Inc. Mr. Holding has served as Chairman of First Citizens BancShares, Inc., a banking and investment services company, since February 2009, and Chief Executive Officer since January 2008. From 1994 to February 2009, he served as President of First Citizens BancShares, Inc. Mr. Holding has held a variety of other senior management positions at First Citizens BancShares, Inc. since joining that company in 1984. Mr. Holding holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and an MBA from The Wharton School of Finance at the University of Pennsylvania. Mr. Holding has been a director of First Citizens BancShares, Inc. since 1993 (and currently chairs its Executive and Investment Committees). He is also a director of Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Carolina (since 2002; chair of Personnel and Compensation Committee); Mt. Olive Pickle Company (since 2006; serves on its Finance Committee); and Heritage Bancshares, Inc. (since 2002). Mr. Holding also serves as the Chairman of the North Carolina Chamber of Commerce and is a member of the Board of Trustees of Wake Forest University.

Frankie Jones

Dr. Frankie T. Jones, Sr. is an Independent Director of Piedmont Natural Gas Company, Inc. Dr. Jones has served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Phoenix One Enterprises, Inc., a management consulting firm, since January 2010. From January 1997 until December 2009, Dr. Jones was President and Chief Operating Officer of B&C Associates, Inc., an international public relations, research, marketing and crisis management services firm headquartered in High Point, North Carolina. Dr. Jones holds a bachelor’s degree, two master’s degrees and a Ph.D. degree. His studies were completed at North Carolina A&T University, Wayne State University, Duke University, Shaw University and Virginia University of Lynchburg. He is currently enrolled at Oxford Graduate School pursuing a Ph.D. degree in philosophy and leadership. Dr. Jones is a retired United States Air Force senior officer with 20 years of service. Dr. Jones was awarded the National NAACP “Roy Wilkins Meritorious Service Award” in 1990.

Vicki McElreath

Ms. Vicki McElreath is an Independent Director of Piedmont Natural Gas Company, Inc. Ms. McElreath served as the Managing Partner of PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP (PwC) in the Carolinas from 1999 until her retirement in June 2006. She joined Price Waterhouse, one of the predecessor firms of PwC, in 1979 and was admiteted to the partnership in 1990. Ms. McElreath is a Certified Public Accountant (inactive) and holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Georgia State University with a major in accounting. She has been a director of RBC Bank (Georgia), a subsidiary of The Royal Bank of Canada, since March 2012, and serves as Chair of its Audit and Risk Committees. She previously served as a director of RBC Bank, a former subsidiary of The Royal Bank of Canada, where she chaired its Audit Committee and served on its Trust and Compliance Committees.

Minor Shaw

Ms. Minor M. Shaw is an Independent Director of Piedmont Natural Gas Company, Inc. Ms. Shaw is President of Micco, LLC, a private investment company located in Greenville, South Carolina. Ms. Shaw previously served as President of Micco Corporation, also a private investment company located in Greenville, South Carolina, from 1998 to 2011. She was previously with Mickel Investment Group (President, 1998 to 2008), a family investment corporation. Ms. Shaw currently serves as the Chair of the Duke Endowment (director since 1999) and as a director of Blue Cross Blue Shield of South Carolina (since 2008; chairs its Compensation Committee and also serves on the Audit Committee). She also serves on the Board of Trustees of the Belle Baruch Foundation (since 2004), the Hollingsworth Funds (since 2004) and the Daniel-Mickel Foundation (since 1995), and serves on the Investment Committee of each. Ms. Shaw also serves as a trustee of the Columbia Riversource Funds (since 2011; serves on the Governance and Investment Committees) and previously served as a trustee of the Columbia Nations Funds (2003-2011; chaired its Governance Committee and served on its Investment Committee). She also served as a trustee of the Bank of America Global Capital Management Funds (2010-2011; chaired its Governance Committee). Ms. Shaw attended Randolph-Macon Woman’s College and received her bachelor of arts degree from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

David Shi

Dr. David E. Shi is an Independent Director of Piedmont Natural Gas Company, Inc. Dr. Shi is President Emeritus of Furman University in Greenville, South Carolina, having served as its President from 1994 until June 2010. He joined the Furman administration in 1993 as Vice President for Academic Affairs and Dean of the Faculty. Prior to that, Dr. Shi taught for 17 years at Davidson College, where he was History Department Chairman and the Frontis W. Johnston Professor of History. Dr. Shi is currently a director of Trusted Farms, a not-for-profit organization founded to help small farms in South Carolina become more sustainable. During 2011 and 2012, Dr. Shi was a Fellow at the Winter Park Institute in Winter Park, Florida, and from January to May 2011 he was a Senior Fellow at the National Humanities Center in Research Triangle Park, North Carolina. He previously served on the board of Second Nature, a Boston based non-profit organization that promotes energy efficiency within the higher education sector. Dr. Shi holds a bachelor’s degree in political science from Furman University and master’s and Ph.D. degrees in history from the University of Virginia. A noted historian, Dr. Shi is the author and co-author of numerous books on American history and culture, and he has twice been nominated for the Pulitzer Prize. He is also a frequent guest columnist for various regional and national newspapers.

Michael Tarwater

Mr. Michael C. Tarwater is an Independent Director of Piedmont Natural Gas Company, Inc., effective November 1, 2013. Mr. Tarwater is the Chief Executive Officer of Carolinas HealthCare System, a not-for-profit, self-supporting healthcare organization. Carolinas HealthCare is the largest healthcare system in the Carolinas and one of the largest not-for-profit healthcare systems in the nation. Prior to his appointment to this position in 2002, Mr. Tarwater served as Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of Carolinas HealthCare System since 1989. Mr. Tarwater received his master of science degree in hospital and health administration from the University of Alabama and his bachelor of science degree in business administration from the University of West Florida. Mr. Tarwater is Chairman of the Charlotte Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors (director since 2011). He serves on the boards of several other professional, community and not-for-profit organizations, including the American Hospital Association (since 2011) and Queens University of Charlotte (since 2011, Executive Committee since 2012).

Phillip Wright

Mr. Phillip D. Wright is an Independent Director of Piedmont Natural Gas Company, Inc., effective June 1, 2012. From January 2011 until his retirement in April 2012, Mr. Wright served as Senior Vice President of Corporate Development for the Williams Companies, one of the energy infrastructure providers in North America. He served as President of Williams’ Gas Pipeline business from January 2005 to January 2011, Chief Operating Officer of Williams Pipeline Partners L.P. from January 2008 to January 2011 and Senior Vice President and Chief Restructuring Officer of Williams from September 2002 to January 2005. Mr. Wright earned his bachelor’s degree in civil engineering from Oklahoma State University in 1977. Mr. Wright has been a director of Aegion Inc., a global infrastructure protection and rehabilitation company, since 2011 where he serves on its Strategic Planning, Finance and Compensation Committees. Mr. Wright served as chairman of the Interstate Natural Gas Association of America in 2008 and has served on the boards of the Association of Oil Pipelines and Southern Gas Association.

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