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SunCoke Energy Inc (SXC)

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Frederick Henderson

57 2015 Chairman of the Board, President, Chief Executive Officer

Fay West

46 2014 Chief Financial Officer, Senior Vice President

Katherine Gates

39 2015 Senior Vice President, Chief Compliance Officer, General Counsel

Gary Yeaw

57 2015 Senior Vice President of Human Resources

P. Michael Hardesty

53 2015 Senior Vice President, Commercial Operations, Business Development, Terminals and International Coke

Allison Lausas

36 2014 Vice President, Controller

Robert Darnall

77 2011 Lead Independent Director

John Rowe

70 2016 Lead Director

Andrew Africk

46 2016 Director

Robert Peiser

67 2016 Director

Alvin Bledsoe

67 2011 Independent Director

Peter Hamilton

69 2011 Independent Director

James Sweetnam

62 2012 Independent Director

Kyle Bland

2015 IR Contact Officer

Biographies

Name Description

Frederick Henderson

Mr. Frederick A. Henderson is the Chairman of the Board, President, Chief Executive Officer of the Company. He also served as a Senior Vice President of Sunoco, Inc. (a transportation fuel provider with interests in logistics) from September 2010 until our initial public offering in July 2011. In July 2012, Mr. Henderson was named Chief Executive Officer and appointed as Chairman of the Board of Directors of SunCoke Energy Partners GP, LLC, the general partner of the Partnership. From February 2010 until September 2010, he was a consultant for General Motors LLC, and from March 2010 until August 2010, he was a consultant for AlixPartners LLC (a business consulting firm). He was President and Chief Executive Officer of General Motors (a global automotive company) from April 2009 until December 2009. He was President and Chief Operating Officer of General Motors from March 2008 until March 2009. He was Vice Chairman and Chief Financial Officer of General Motors from January 2006 until February 2008. He was Chairman of General Motors Europe from June 2004 until December 2005. Mr. Henderson is a director of Marriott International, Inc. (a worldwide lodging and hospitality services company), where he serves as chair of the Audit Committee. Mr. Henderson also is a trustee of the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation and chair of its Audit Committee. Mr. Henderson previously served as a Director of Compuware Corporation (from 2011-2014), a technology performance company; he served as chair of its Audit Committee and as a member of its Nominating/Governance and Advisory Committees.

Fay West

Ms. Fay West is Chief Financial Officer, Senior Vice President of the Company. Prior to that time, she served as Vice President and Controller of SunCoke Energy, Inc. since February 2011. In addition, Ms. West was named Vice President and Controller and appointed to the Board of Directors of SunCoke Energy Partners GP LLC, in July 2012. Prior to joining SunCoke Energy, Inc., she was Assistant Controller at United Continental Holdings, Inc. (an airline holding company) from April 2010 to January 2011. She was Vice President, Accounting and Financial Reporting for PepsiAmericas, Inc. (a manufacturer and distributor of beverage products) from December 2006 through March 2010 and Director of Financial Reporting from December 2005 to December 2006. Ms. West worked at GATX Corporation from 1998 to 2005 in various accounting roles, including Vice President and Controller of GATX Rail Company from 2001 to 2005 and Assistant Controller of GATX Corporation from 2000 to 2001.

Katherine Gates

Ms. Katherine T. Gates is Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Chief Compliance Officer of the Company. At that time, she also was appointed as a Director of SunCoke Energy Partners GP, LLC. Ms. Gates joined SunCoke in February 2013 as Senior Health, Environment and Safety Counsel. She was promoted to Vice President and Assistant General Counsel in July 2014, where she focused on litigation, regulatory and commercial matters. Ms. Gates began her legal career in private practice as a Partner at Beveridge & Diamond, P.C. She served on the firm’s Management Committee, where she addressed budget, compensation, commercial, and other issues. Ms. Gates also co-chaired the civil litigation section of the firm’s Litigation Practice Group.

Gary Yeaw

Mr. Gary P. Yeaw is the Senior Vice President of Human Resources of the Company. Prior to that, he was Vice President, Human Resources. Mr. Yeaw leads the human resources function at SunCoke Energy, Inc., and is responsible for key organizational activities. Prior to joining SunCoke Energy, Inc., he was Executive Vice President, Human Resources and Communications for Chemtura Corporation. Mr. Yeaw also served as Vice President, Human Resources for American Standard Companies, as well as Vice President, Human Resources Operational Excellence in charge of global benefit programs, labor relations, HR systems and employee services. Mr. Yeaw holds professional designations as a Senior Human Resources Professional, Certified Compensation Professional and was a charter member of the International Society of Employee Benefits Specialists.

P. Michael Hardesty

Mr. P. Michael Hardesty is the Senior Vice President, Commercial Operations, Business Development, Terminals and International Coke of the Company. At that time, he also was appointed as a Director of SunCoke Energy Partners GP, LLC. Mr. Hardesty joined SunCoke Energy, Inc. in 2011 as Senior Vice President, Sales and Commercial Operations, and has more than 30 years of experience in the mining industry. Before joining SunCoke, Mr. Hardesty served as Senior Vice President for International Coal Group, Inc. (“ICG”), where he was responsible for leading the sales and marketing functions and was a key member of the executive management team. Prior to ICG, Mr. Hardesty served as Vice President of Commercial Optimization at Arch Coal, where he developed and executed trade strategies, optimized production output and directed coal purchasing activities. He is a past board member and Secretary-Treasurer of the Putnam County Development Authority in West Virginia.

Allison Lausas

Ms. Allison S. Lausas is Vice President, Controller of the Company. Ms. Lausas joined SunCoke Energy, Inc. in 2011 and most recently held the role of Assistant Controller. Prior to joining SunCoke Energy, Inc., she worked as an auditor at KPMG LLP, an audit, advisory and tax services firm, from 2002 to 2011, where she served both public and private corporations in the consumer and industrial markets.

Robert Darnall

Mr. Robert J. Darnall is Lead Independent Director of SunCoke Energy, Inc., since June 2011. Following a 36-year career at Inland Steel Industries, Inc., or Inland (a carbon steel manufacturer and processor/distributor of industrial materials), Mr. Darnall retired as Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer in late 1998 and joined Ispat International N.V., or Ispat International (a carbon steel manufacturer), as President and Chief Executive Officer of Ispat North America until early 2000. Mr. Darnall served as an independent director of United States Steel Corporation (an integrated steel producer of flat-rolled and tubular products) from 2001 until 2010, Sunoco, Inc. (a transportation fuel provider with interests in logistics) from 2000 until 2010, Cummins, Inc. (a diesel and natural gas engine designer, manufacturer and distributor) from 1989 to 2010 and Pactiv Corporation (a consumer and foodservice/food packaging products producer) from 2000 to 2010. Mr. Darnall currently serves on the board of trustees of Rush University Medical Center, the Museum of Science and Industry and the Glenwood Academy.

John Rowe

Mr. John W. Rowe is Lead Director of SunCoke Energy, Inc., effective April 1, 2012. On March 12, 2012, Mr. Rowe retired as Chairman, Chief Executive Officer and director of Exelon Corporation, or Exelon (an electric utility company), and as a director of Commonwealth Edison Company and PECO Energy Company, both subsidiaries of Exelon. He served as a director and Chief Executive Officer or Co-Chief Executive Officer of Exelon since its formation in October 2000. He served as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Exelon since April 2002. At various times since 2000, he also held the title of President of Exelon. He previously served as Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer of Unicom Corporation and Commonwealth Edison Company from March 1998 until October 2000. Mr. Rowe is a director of Northern Trust Corporation (an international financial services company), where he serves as Lead Director, chair of its Corporate Governance Committee and as a member of its Compensation and Benefits and Executive Committees. Mr. Rowe also joined the Board of Directors of The Allstate Corporation (an insurance company) in 2012 and serves as a member of its Compensation and Succession Committee and its Nominating and Governance Committee. In October 2013, Mr. Rowe was elected to the board of directors of American DG Energy, Inc. (a supplier of low-cost energy to customers through distributed power generating systems). Effective December 31, 2011, Mr. Rowe retired as a director of Sunoco, Inc.

Andrew Africk

Mr. Andrew D. Africk has been appointed as Director of the company., effective March 7, 2016. He has over 20 years of corporate management and director experience. Africk founded Searay Capital LLC, a private investment company, in 2013. He previously spent 21 years at Apollo Global Management LLC, an alternative asset management firm, including as a senior partner responsible for Apollo's investments in technology and communications such as Apollo's purchases of Intelsat Ltd. (a global provider of commercial satellite services) and Hughes Communications, Inc. (a leading provider of satellite technology). Africk is currently a director of Alliqua Biomedical Inc. [Nasdaq: ALQA] and STR Holdings, Inc. [STRI: OTC US]. Africk has a Juris Doctor degree, magna cum laude , from the University of Pennsylvania Law School, and holds an MBA from The Wharton School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania. In addition, Africk holds a B.A. in Economics, summa cum laude , from the University of California at Los Angeles.

Robert Peiser

Mr. Robert A. Peiser has been appointed as Director of the company., effective March 7, 2016. He has over 20 years of senior-level managerial and director experience across a variety of industries. Peiser was Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Omniflight Helicopters, Inc. (an air medical services provider) from 2008 to May 2010. Prior to that, he served as President, Chief Executive Officer and a director of Imperial Sugar Company [Nasdaq: IPSU] from 2002 to 2008. Peiser currently is a director of Standard Register Company [NYSE: SR] and USA Truck, Inc. [Nasdaq: USAK], and has previously served on numerous other corporate boards including Primary Energy Recycling Corp. [TSX: PRI], Team Industrial Services, Inc., Solutia, Inc. [NYSE: SOA] and Signature Group Holdings, Inc. He is also the immediate past Chairman of the Texas TriCities Chapter of the National Association of Corporate Directors. Peiser holds an MBA in Finance and Management Control from Harvard University, and a B.A. in Economics from the University of Pennsylvania.

Alvin Bledsoe

Mr. Alvin Bledsoe is an Independent Director of SunCoke Energy, Inc., since June 2011. From 1972 until his retirement from the firm in 2005, Mr. Bledsoe served in various senior roles at PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP, or PwC (an international accounting firm). He joined the Board of Directors of Crestwood Gas Services GP LLC (the general partner of Crestwood Midstream Partners LP, a master limited partnership in the natural gas industry), formerly Quicksilver Gas Services, in 2007. Following the October 2013 merger and subsequent related corporate restructuring between Crestwood Midstream Partners LP, Inergy, L.P. and Inergy Midstream, L.P., Mr. Bledsoe is now a director of Crestwood Equity GP LLC, the general partner of Crestwood Equity Partners LP (a natural gas and crude oil logistics master limited partnership holding company), where he is chair of the Audit Committee. He also is a director of Crestwood Midstream GP LLC, the general partner of Crestwood Midstream Partners LP (a natural gas and crude oil logistics master limited partnership), where he is also chair of the Audit Committee. From May 2007 to August 2010, Mr. Bledsoe served as a member of the Archuleta County Colorado Financial Advisory Task Force.

Peter Hamilton

Mr. Peter B. Hamilton is an Independent Director of SunCoke Energy, Inc., since June 2011. Mr. Hamilton is the former Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Brunswick Corporation (a global designer, manufacturer and marketer of recreation products), a position he held from September 2008 until his retirement in February 2013. Mr. Hamilton returned to Brunswick Corporation in September 2008 after retiring from the company in 2007. He was President of the Life Fitness division of Brunswick Corporation from 2005 to 2006 and President of the Brunswick Boat Group from 2006 to 2007. He also served as Vice Chairman of the Board of Brunswick Corporation from 2000 until his initial retirement in 2007. Mr. Hamilton has served on the Board of Directors of Spectra Energy Corp. (a natural gas and crude oil infrastructure company) since 2007, where he currently chairs the Audit Committee and is a member of the Corporate Governance Committee. He joined the Board of Directors of Oshkosh Corporation (a designer, manufacturer and marketer of specialty vehicles and vehicle bodies) in 2011 and is the chair of its Human Resources Committee and a member of its Audit Committee. Mr. Hamilton currently serves as a director of the American Arbitration Association.

James Sweetnam

Mr. James E. Sweetnam is Independent Director of SunCoke Energy, Inc., effective January 17, 2012. Mr. Sweetnam served as President, Chief Executive Officer and a director of Dana Holding Corporation, or Dana (a motor vehicle parts supplier), from July 2009 until November 2010. From 1997 until June 2009, Mr. Sweetnam served in senior management positions at Eaton Corporation, or Eaton (a global diversified power management company), including as President of the Truck Group from 2001 until June 2009. Prior to joining Eaton, Mr. Sweetnam spent 10 years with Cummins, Inc. (a diesel and natural gas engine designer, manufacturer and distributor) in a variety of senior management positions. He currently serves on the Board of Directors of LMI (a private, not-for- profit corporation that provides management consulting, research and analysis to governments and other nonprofit organizations) and is a member of its Audit and Governance Committees. From February 2007 until its acquisition by Berkshire Hathaway Inc. in September 2011, Mr. Sweetnam served as a director of Lubrizol Corporation (a specialty chemicals company) and as a member of its Audit, Nominating and Governance and Organization and Compensation Committees. Mr. Sweetnam is currently a member of the faculty of the Ross School of Business at the University of Michigan.

Kyle Bland