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Southwestern Energy Co (SWN.N)

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8 Dec 2016
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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

William Way

57 2016 President, Chief Executive Officer, Director

Robert Owen

47 2016 Chief Financial Officer, Senior Vice President, Principal Accounting Officer

Mark Boling

58 2014 Executive Vice President, President V+ Development Solutions

John Ale

61 2013 Senior Vice President, General Counsel, Corporate Secretary

Gregory Kerley

60 2012 Director

John Gass

64 2012 Independent Director

Catherine Kehr

53 2011 Independent Director

Kenneth Mourton

65 1995 Independent Director

Elliott Pew

61 2012 Independent Director

Terry Rathert

63 2014 Independent Director

Alan Stevens

71 2010 Independent Director

Michael Hancock

51 2014 Director of Investor Relations

Biographies

Name Description

William Way

Mr. William J. Way is President, Chief Executive Officer, Director of the Company. Mr. Way has over 30 years’ experience in various managerial, technical and business development rolls in domestic and international oil and gas exploration and production and midstream businesses. Mr. Way currently is President and Chief Executive Officer of the Company, having been named Chief Executive Officer in January 2016. From December 2014 to January 2016, he was President and Chief Operating Officer of the Company. Mr. Way joined Southwestern as Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer in October 2011. Prior to Southwestern, he was Senior Vice President – Americas of BG Group plc with responsibility for E&P, Midstream, LNG and global shipping operations in the U.S., Trinidad and Tobago, Chile, Bolivia, Canada and Argentina. From 1981 until 2007, he held various senior technical and leadership positions at ConocoPhillips in the U.S. and globally.

Robert Owen

Mr. Robert Craig Owen is Chief Financial Officer, Senior Vice President, Principal Accounting Officer of the Company. Mr. Owen joined Southwestern in July 2008 as Controller and was named Chief Accounting Officer in December 2008 and has served as Senior Vice President since April 2012. Prior to Southwestern, he was the Controller, Operations Accounting at Anadarko Petroleum Corporation and has held various managerial and financial positions at PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP, ARCO Pipe Line Company and Hilcorp Energy Company. Mr. Owen holds a bachelor of business administration degree in accounting from Texas A&M University and is a Certified Public Accountant.

Mark Boling

Mr. Mark K. Boling is President V+ Development Solutions of the Company. Mr. Boling was appointed to his present position in December 2012. He joined the company as Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary in January 2002. He is also the secretary of all of Southwestern Energy’s subsidiaries and a director of Southwestern Energy’s subsidiaries, SEECO, Inc., Southwestern Energy Production Company, DeSoto Drilling Inc., Southwestern Midstream Services Company, Southwestern Energy Services Company, A.W. Realty Company, Certified Title Company and SWN Resources Canada, Inc. Prior to joining the company, Mr. Boling had a private law practice in Houston specializing in the natural gas and oil industry from 1993 to 2002. Previously, Mr. Boling was a partner with Fulbright and Jaworski L.L.P. where he was employed from 1982 to 1993.

John Ale

Mr. John C. Ale is Senior Vice President, General Counsel, Corporate Secretary of the Company. Mr. Ale most recently was Vice President and General Counsel of Occidental Petroleum Corporation. Previously, he was a partner with Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP and Vinson & Elkins LLP. Mr. Ale served as a law court to Chief Justice Warren E. Burger of the U.S. Supreme Court and to Judge Edward Tamm of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit. He holds a Juris Doctorate degree from the University of Virginia School of Law and a Bachelor of Arts degree in economics from the University of Virginia College of Arts and Sciences.

Gregory Kerley

Mr. Gregory D. Kerley is the Director of the Company. Mr. Kerley retired as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Southwestern Energy in October 2012. Mr. Kerley began his career at Southwestern Energy in 1990 as Controller and Chief Accounting Officer, eventually serving as Treasurer and Secretary before being named Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer in 1998. Prior to joining the Company, Mr. Kerley held senior financial and accounting positions at Agate Petroleum Inc. and was a manager for Arthur Andersen LLP specializing in the energy sector. In 2010, Institutional Investor ranked Mr. Kerley as one of the top performing CFO’s in the exploration and production sector.

John Gass

Mr. John D. Gass is the an Independent Director of the Company. Mr. Gass retired in 2012 as Vice President of Chevron Corporation and President of Chevron Gas and Midstream. In this role, he was responsible for Chevron’s global natural gas marketing and trading activities, as well as Chevron’s pipeline, power and worldwide shipping operations. Mr. Gass began his career in 1974 in Chevron’s Gulf of Mexico business unit in New Orleans, and over the next 38 years held positions of increasing responsibility, including heading the company’s exploration and production operations in southern Africa and in Australia and Papua New Guinea. Mr. Gass served as a director of Sasol Chevron Holdings Ltd and GS Caltex. Mr. Gass has been a director of Weatherford International, Ltd. since June 2013 and serves on the Compensation and the Health, Safety and Environment Committees. He became a director of Suncor Energy Inc. in February 2014, where he serves on the Environmental, Health, Safety & Sustainable Development Committee and chairs the Human Resources and Compensation Committee.

Catherine Kehr

Ms. Catherine A. Kehr has been appointed as an Independent Director of the Company. Ms. Kehr retired in 2006 as a Senior Vice President and Director of Capital Research Company, a division of The Capital Group Companies, one of the world’s largest investment management organizations and manager of the American Funds. In this role, Ms. Kehr was responsible for investment analysis and a portfolio manager of global energy equities. Prior to that, Ms. Kehr was an investment analyst and portfolio manager with responsibility for global energy high yield debt. Prior to her tenure with The Capital Group Companies, she held various managerial positions at Atlantic Richfield Company and Payden and Rygel. In 2002, the Reuters Survey ranked Ms. Kehr among the top 10 individual U.S. fund managers. Ms. Kehr has been a director of California Resources Corporation since February 2015 and serves on the Audit and the Compensation Committees.

Kenneth Mourton

Mr. Kenneth R. Mourton serves as an Independent Director of the Company. Mr. Mourton is an attorney and Managing Principal Attorney of the firm of Ball and Mourton, Ltd., PLLC, in Fayetteville, Arkansas, where he has practiced since 1975. He is a certified public accountant (inactive) and owns and operates several businesses in various states related to beer distribution, lodging, warehousing and travel. Mr. Mourton graduated from the University of Arkansas School of Law, Fayetteville in 1975. He is the Chairman of the Razorback Foundation and is also a member of the Board of Directors of the Arkansas Rural Endowment Fund, a non-profit corporation created by the State of Arkansas to help lower income, rural Arkansas children obtain college and university educations.

Elliott Pew

Mr. Elliott Pew has been appointed as an Independent Director of the Company. Mr. Pew retired as Chief Operating Officer of Common Resources, LLC, a Houston-based exploration and production company in 2010. Mr. Pew was a co-founder of Common Resources, LLC and served as Chief Operating Officer from 2007 until the company was sold in 2010. Prior to that, Mr. Pew was executive vice president of exploration at Newfield Exploration Company, where he led Newfield’s worldwide exploration program. Prior to his work at Newfield, Mr. Pew was a senior executive with American Exploration Company, a natural resource exploration and production company, since 1992. Mr. Pew graduated with a bachelor’s degree in geology from Franklin & Marshall College and a masters of arts in geology from The University of Texas. Since June 2014, Mr. Pew has served as chairman of Enerplus Corporation, a publicly traded North American energy producer, and has been an independent director since 2010. Since 2010, Mr. Pew also served as a director of private exploration and production companies, first Common Resources II and then Common Resources III, from 2010 to 2012 and since 2012, respectively.

Terry Rathert

Mr. Terry W. Rathert is Independent Director of the company. Mr. Rathert was a co-founder of Newfield Exploration Company, a publicly traded E&P company, where he served in various positions, including as executive vice president and chief financial officer and as secretary, from 1989 until his retirement in August 2014. Prior to Newfield, Mr. Rathert was director of economic planning and analysis for Tenneco Oil Exploration and Production Company. Mr. Rathert graduated with a degree in petroleum engineering from Texas A&M University and completed The Management Program at Rice University. Since January 2015, Mr. Rathert has served as a director of Kaspar Companies Inc. and Kaspar Texas Traditions, each a privately held company, and since November 2015, has served as a director of Encino Energy LLC, a privately held exploration and production company. He is a member of the Society of Petroleum Engineers and an NACD Governance Fellow. Mr. Rathert serves on Texas A&M University’s Petroleum Engineering Department Industry Board and is on the Board of Directors of the YMCA of the Greater Houston Area, currently serving as the Chairman of the Finance Committee. He has served as Treasurer for the American Exploration & Production Council, the Houston Energy Finance Group and America’s Natural Gas Alliance.

Alan Stevens

Mr. Alan H. Stevens is an Independent Director of the Company. Mr. Stevens has an extensive background in domestic and international oil and gas exploration and production, spanning over 38 years. Mr. Stevens held various managerial, geological and geophysical positions at Occidental Petroleum Corporation, Tenneco Oil Company and Exxon Corporation. Mr. Stevens is also a former President and Chief Operating Officer of the Company’s subsidiaries Southwestern Energy Production Company and SEECO, Inc., positions from which he retired in 2001. Mr. Stevens served as a director of Derek Oil & Gas Company, a Canadian exploration, development and production company, from 2004 through 2010. Mr. Stevens received both a bachelor of science degree and a master of science degree in geological engineering from Michigan Technological University, and attended the UCLA Executive Management Program.

Michael Hancock

Mr. Michael W. Hancock has been appointed as Director - Investor Relations of the Company., effective September. 2, 2014. Mr. Hancock joined Southwestern Energy in February 2010 and has served various roles of increasing responsibility in finance and accounting most recently as Director of Corporate Budgeting and Forecasting. Prior to joining Southwestern Energy, Mr. Hancock held various positions within finance and accounting at Anadarko Petroleum Corporation and with Ernst & Young LLP in Houston. He holds a bachelor's degree and master's degree in accounting from The University of Texas at Austin and is a Certified Public Accountant.

Basic Compensation

Name Fiscal Year Total

William Way

4,245,530

Robert Owen

3,473,000

Mark Boling

2,870,660

John Ale

--

Gregory Kerley

1,348,300

John Gass

--

Catherine Kehr

--

Kenneth Mourton

--

Elliott Pew

--

Terry Rathert

--

Alan Stevens

216,091

Michael Hancock

--
As Of  30 Dec 2015

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