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Verso Corp (VRS.N)

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Robert Amen

66 2016 Chairman of the Board

B. Christopher DiSantis

45 2017 President, Chief Executive Officer, Director

Peter Kesser

57 2016 Interim President, Senior Vice President, General Counsel, Secretary, Member of the OCE

Allen Campbell

57 2015 Chief Financial Officer, Senior Vice President

Michael Weinhold

50 2011 Senior Vice President - Sales, Marketing and Product Development

Lyle Fellows

58 2009 Senior Vice President - Manufacturing and Energy

Adam John

2016 Senior Vice President - Manufacturing

Benjamin Hinchman

67 2006 Vice President, Chief Information Officer

Kenneth Sawyer

59 2015 Vice President - Human Resourcesand Communications

Alan Carr

2016 Director

Eugene Davis

2016 Director

Jerome Goldman

2016 Director

Steven Scheiwe

55 2016 Director

Jay Shuster

2016 Director

Biographies

Name Description

Robert Amen

Mr. Robert M. Amen has been re-designated as Chairman of the Board of Verso Corp., effective August 31, 2016. He was Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer of International Flavors & Fragrances Inc., a creator and manufacturer of flavors and fragrances used in consumer products and packaged goods, from 2006 to 2009. Mr. Amen worked at International Paper Company from 1980 to 2006, where he held various management, sales and finance positions, including President from 2003 to 2006, Executive Vice President responsible for the paper business, technology and corporate marketing from 2000 to 2003, and Senior Vice President and President of International Paper – Europe from 1996 to 2000.

B. Christopher DiSantis

Mr. B. Christopher DiSantis is appointed as President, Chief Executive Officer, Director of the company effective February 1, 2017. He is a proven leader of precision manufacturing companies serving a wide spectrum of industries. Since 2012, he has been the chief executive officer of H-D Advanced Manufacturing Company, a diversified manufacturer of motion control products for the aerospace, defense, energy and industrial markets. From 2011 to 2012, Mr. DiSantis was the CEO of Latrobe Specialty Metals, Inc. (now a part of Carpenter Technology Corporation), a worldwide supplier of essential premium alloys for the aerospace, defense, high speed and tool steel sectors. From 2000 to 2010, he served in positions of increasing responsibility, most recently as president, with Hawk Corporation, a global manufacturer of braking and power transmission friction products. Mr. DiSantis is a director of Hardinge Inc., a manufacturer of precision machine tools.

Peter Kesser

Mr. Peter H. Kesser serves as Interim President, Senior Vice President, General Counsel, Secretary, Member of the OCE (Office of the Chief Executive) of Verso Corp. He has been our Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary since 2012 and was our Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary from 2006 to 2012. During his legal career, Mr. Kesser has worked both as the general counsel of publicly held companies and as an attorney in major law firms. He has concentrated his practice in the areas of corporate, securities, mergers and acquisitions, and commercial law, plus he has had significant oversight responsibility for a wide variety of other legal matters such as antitrust, compliance, employee benefits, employment, energy, environmental, intellectual property, litigation and real estate. Prior to joining Verso, Mr. Kesser was a shareholder with Baker Donelson Bearman Caldwell & Berkowitz PC from 1999 to 2006. He was Vice President, Assistant General Counsel and Assistant Secretary of Promus Hotel Corporation, a premier lodging company, from 1998 to 1999. Mr. Kesser was Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary of Arcadian Corporation, a leading global nitrogen chemical producer, from 1993 to 1997. He began his legal career as an attorney with Bracewell & Patterson LLP (now named Bracewell & Giuliani LLP) from 1983 to 1992. Mr. Kesser is the former Chair of the Business Law section of the Tennessee Bar Association.

Allen Campbell

Mr. Allen James Campbell is Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Verso Corporation., effective September 21, 2015. Campbell has over 30 years of financial leadership experience in industrial manufacturing, including 10 years as the chief financial Officer of Cooper-Standard Holdings Inc. (NYSE), the parent company of Cooper-Standard Automotive Inc., a leading global supplier of systems and components for the automotive industry. At Cooper Standard, Campbell has been the Executive Vice President and Chief Infrastructure Officer since March 2015, and he previously served as the Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer from 2005 to March 2015 and in other financial and corporate leadership roles of increasing responsibility from 1998 to 2004. He previously worked at The Dow Chemical Company from 1980 to 1998 in various financial and accounting positions. Campbell has a bachelor's degree from Ball State University and an MBA in Finance from Xavier University.

Michael Weinhold

Mr. Michael A. Weinhold is Senior Vice President - Sales, Marketing and Product Development of Verso Corp., since April 2011. He has been our Senior Vice President of Sales, Marketing and Product Development since 2011 and was our Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing from 2006 to 2011. He is responsible for our sales, marketing, supply chain, customer technical service, e-commerce, product development, product management and Nextier Solutions® functions. Mr. Weinhold previously worked at International Paper Company from 2000 to 2006, where he held various sales, marketing and management positions in the Coated and Supercalendered Papers Division, including Business Manager from 2004 to 2006, Business Manager of Sales and Marketing from 2003 to 2004, and Director of Marketing and Product Development from 2001 to 2003. He also held similar positions at Champion International Corporation from 1994 until it was acquired by International Paper Company in 2000.

Lyle Fellows

Mr. Lyle J. Fellows is Senior Vice President - Manufacturing and Energy of Verso Corp., since December 2009. He has been our Senior Vice President of Manufacturing and Energy since 2009 and was our Senior Vice President of Manufacturing from 2006 to 2009. Mr. Fellows previously worked at International Paper Company from 1981 to 2006, where he was Vice President of Manufacturing of the Coated and Supercalendered Papers Division from 2003 to 2006, manager of the pulp and paper mill in Courtland, Alabama, from 2001 to 2003, manager of the pulp and paper mill in Saillat, France, from 2000 to 2001, Manufacturing Director of the Arizona Chemical business in Europe from 1998 to 1999, and Technical Director of the White Papers business in Europe from 1994 to 1997. He also served in various manufacturing positions at the pulp and paper mill in Pine Bluff, Arkansas, from 1981 to 1994.

Adam John

Mr. Adam John is Senior Vice President - Manufacturing of the Company. He has 24-year paper industry veteran, St. John has worked at Verso for the past 10 years, most recently serving as Regional Vice President of Manufacturing with responsibility for the company's largest paper mills. St. John holds a bachelor of science degree in engineering from Maine Maritime Academy.

Benjamin Hinchman

Mr. Benjamin Hinchman IV, is Vice President, Chief Information Officer of Verso Corp., since August 2006. Mr. Hinchman has been our Vice President and Chief Information Officer since 2006. During his extensive career in the information technology field, he has implemented and managed information systems supporting manufacturing, quality control, research and development, sales, order fulfillment, distribution, warehousing, finance and e-commerce. Mr. Hinchman previously worked at International Paper Company from 1999 to 2006, where he was Director of Information Technology of the Coated and Supercalendered Papers Division in 2006, Director of Information Technology of the xpedx business from 2002 to 2006, and Director of Strategic Technologies from 1999 to 2001. Mr. Hinchman worked for Union Camp Corporation from 1995 to 1999, where he was Director of Information Services for the Fine Papers Division until its acquisition by International Paper Company. Mr. Hinchman previously worked in various other businesses, holding positions of increasing responsibility in information technology.

Kenneth Sawyer

Mr. Kenneth D. Sawyer is Vice President - Human Resources and Communications of Verso Corp., since January 2011. He has been our Senior Vice President of Human Resources and Communications since January 2015 and was our Vice President of Human Resources from 2011 to January 2015. He previously worked at AbitibiBowater, Inc. (now named Resolute Forest Products Inc.), a producer of pulp, paper and wood products, from 2007 to 2010, where he was Director of Human Resources for all United States operations from 2009 to 2010, and Director of Human Resources for the Commercial Printing Papers Division in the United States, Canada and South Korea from 2007 to 2009. Mr. Sawyer worked at Bowater Incorporated, a manufacturer of pulp, paper and wood products, from 1999 to 2007, where he was Director of Process Improvement and Organization Effectiveness from 2006 to 2007, and Director of Human Resources of the Coated Papers Division from 1999 to 2006. Mr. Sawyer was Vice President of Human Resources of Dorsey Trailers, Inc., a transportation equipment manufacturer, from 1993 to 1999.

Alan Carr

Mr. Alan J. Carr is Director of the Company. Mr. Carr is the founder and Chief Executive Officer of Drivetrain, LLC, a fiduciary services firm that supports the investment community in legally- and process-intensive investments as a representative, director or trustee.

Eugene Davis

Mr. Eugene I. Davis is Director of the Company. Mr. Davis is the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of PIRINATE Consulting Group, LLC, a private consulting firm specializing in turnaround management, merger and acquisition consulting, and strategic planning advisory services for public and private business entities.

Jerome Goldman

Mr. Jerome L. Goldman is Director of the Company. Mr. Goldman was an international tax specialist for many years at Ernst & Young LLP, a global accounting services firm.

Steven Scheiwe

Mr. Steven D. Scheiwe serves as Director of the Company. Mr. Scheiwe is the founder and President of Ontrac Advisors, Inc., a consulting firm providing analysis, management and business development services to companies and individuals across a broad range of industries.

Jay Shuster

Mr. Jay Shuster is Director of the Company. Mr. Shuster is the managing member of Shuster Group, LLC, a private consulting firm that advises businesses on ways to improve operational and financial performance and on the evaluation of management talent.