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Western Refining Inc (WNR)

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Paul Foster

58 2010 Executive Chairman of the Board

David Lamp

58 2016 President, Chief Operating Officer

Jeff Stevens

52 2016 Chief Executive Officer, Director

Gary Dalke

63 2007 Chief Financial Officer

Mark Smith

56 2009 President - Refining and Marketing

Lowry Barfield

58 2007 Senior Vice President - Legal, General Counsel, Secretary

Jeffrey Beyersdorfer

54 2010 Senior Vice President, Director - Investor Relations, Treasurer, Assistant Secretary

William Jewell

61 2007 Chief Accounting Officer

Scott Weaver

57 2010 Vice President, Assistant Treasurer, Assistant Secretary, Director

Robert Hassler

63 2014 Director

Sigmund Cornelius

61 2012 Independent Director

L. Frederick Francis

58 2006 Independent Director

Brian Hogan

54 2006 Independent Director

William Sanders

73 2007 Independent Director

Biographies

Name Description

Paul Foster

Mr. Paul L. Foster is Executive Chairman of the Board of Western Refining Inc. Mr. Foster served as the Company's Chief Executive Officer from September 2005 until January 2010, when he was appointed Executive Chairman of the Company. Mr. Foster also served as President from September 2005 to February 2009. Previously, Mr. Foster was the President and Chief Executive Officer of one of the Company's affiliates. Mr. Foster has served on the board of directors of the University of Texas System Board of Regents since 2007, and he is currently Chairman of such board. He also serves on the board of directors of WestStar Bank, an El Paso-based bank; as Chairman of the board of directors of Vomaris Innovations, Inc., a privately held medical device company; on the board of directors of the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas - El Paso Branch; and on various other civic and professional organizations. Mr. Foster has spent virtually his entire career working in the refined product production and marketing industry. He is the original founder of the Company and has been involved in all aspects of the Company's operations since 2005 and in all aspects of its affiliates' operations since 1997. Mr. Foster sits on the board of directors of the Company's affiliated subsidiaries, WRGP, NTGP and NTE.

David Lamp

Mr. David L. Lamp is President, Chief Operating Officer of the Company. He has served as the President and CEO of NTI’s general partner and its subsidiaries since March 2014. He has served as a director of NTI’s general partner and of Northern Tier Energy LLC, NTI’s wholly-owned operating subsidiary, since April 2014. He also serves on the board of managers of Minnesota Pipe Line Company, LLC (“MPL”), a private entity which owns and operates the Minnesota pipeline, and on the board of directors of MPL Investments, Inc., a private entity which owns all of the preferred membership units of MPL. Mr. Lamp has 35 years of experience in the petroleum refining industry, including technical, operations, commercial and senior management endeavors. Previously, Mr. Lamp served as the Senior Vice President and Chief Operating Officer for HollyFrontier Corporation, an independent petroleum refiner, since 2011, and in a variety of senior management positions, including President, with Holly Corporation, an independent petroleum refiner since 2004.

Jeff Stevens

Mr. Jeff A. Stevens has served as Chief Executive Officer, Director of Western Refining Inc. He was President of the Company. He has served as a director of the Company since September 2005, as the Company's President since February 2009 and as Chief Executive Officer since January 2010. Previously, Mr. Stevens served as Chief Operating Officer since April 2008, as Executive Vice President of the Company since September 2005 and as Executive Vice President of one of the Company's affiliates since 2000. Mr. Stevens also serves on the board of directors of Vomaris Innovations, Inc., a privately held medical device company. Mr. Stevens has spent his entire career working in the refined product production and marketing industry. He has been involved in all aspects of the Company's operations since 2005 and in all aspects of its affiliates' operations since 2000.

Gary Dalke

Mr. Gary R. Dalke is no longer Chief Financial Officer of Western Refining, Inc., effective August 15, 2016. From July 2013 to December 2014, Mr. Dalke served as the Chief Financial Officer of WRGP. In December 2014, Mr. Dalke was appointed Executive Vice President of WRGP and has served as the Executive Vice President and Interim Chief Financial Officer of WRGP since February 2015. Previously, from 2003 until August 2005, Mr. Dalke served as the Chief Accounting Officer of one of the Company's affiliates. From September 2005 to June 2007, Mr. Dalke also served as the Company's Treasurer.

Mark Smith

Mr. Mark J. Smith is President - Refining and Marketing of Western Refining Inc. He has served as the Company's Executive Vice President of WRGP. Previously, Mr. Smith served as the Company's Executive Vice President - Refining since August 2006. From September 2000 to August 2006, Mr. Smith served as Vice President and General Manager, Lemont Refinery, for CITGO Petroleum Corporation, where he was responsible for all business and operational aspects of the Lemont business unit.

Lowry Barfield

Mr. Lowry Barfield is Senior Vice President - Legal, General Counsel, Secretary of Western Refining Inc. He was appointed the Senior Vice President - Legal, General Counsel and Secretary of WRGP. In November 2013, Mr. Barfield was elected to the Board of Directors of NTGP and NTE. Previously, Mr. Barfield served as the Company's primary outside counsel from 1999 until November 2005 when he joined the Company as Vice President - Legal, General Counsel and Secretary.

Jeffrey Beyersdorfer

Mr. Jeffrey S. Beyersdorfer is Senior Vice President, Director - Investor Relations, Treasurer, Assistant Secretary of Western Refining Inc., He also served as the Company's Director of Investor Relations from January 2010 to December 2014. In July 2013, he was appointed the Senior Vice President, Treasurer, Director of Investor Relations and Assistant Secretary of WRGP. From 2008 to 2009, Mr. Beyersdorfer served as Corporate Treasurer of FMC Technologies, Inc., where he was responsible for treasury operations, balance sheet management, foreign exchange and risk management. From 2002 to 2007, Mr. Beyersdorfer served as Vice President - Treasurer of Smurfit-Stone Container Corporation, where he was responsible for treasury operations, balance sheet management, pension plans, credit and collections and risk management.

William Jewell

Mr. William R. Jewell is no longer Chief Accounting Officer of Western Refining Inc., effective August 15, 2016. He was appointed the Chief Accounting Officer of WRGP. From 2001 to 2007, Mr. Jewell was with KPMG LLP, where he last served as an Assurance Senior Manager.

Scott Weaver

Mr. Scott D. Weaver is Vice President, Assistant Treasurer, Assistant Secretary, Director of Western Refining Inc. He has served as a director of the Company since September 2005. Mr. Weaver has served as one of the Company's executive officers since September 2005, and is currently the Company's Vice President, Assistant Treasurer and Assistant Secretary. From 2000 to August 2005, he served as Chief Financial Officer, Treasurer and Secretary of one of the Company's affiliates. Mr. Weaver also served as Chief Administrative Officer from September 2005 to December 2007 and as interim Treasurer from September 2009 to January 2010. From December 2013 to April 2014, Mr. Weaver served as Interim Vice President - Administration of NTGP and NTE (each defined below). Mr. Weaver currently serves on the boards of directors of Encore Wire Corporation, a publicly traded copper wire manufacturing company; WIG Holdings, Inc., a privately held insurance holding company; and Vomaris Innovations, Inc., a privately held medical device company. Mr. Weaver sits on the board of directors of the Company's affiliated subsidiaries, WRGP (defined below), NTGP and NTE. Except as noted above,

Robert Hassler

Mr. Robert J. Hassler is Director of the Company., effective November 10, 2014. For 33 years, from 1975 to 2008, Mr. Hassler served in various senior management positions in refining and marketing, as well as exploration and production, with ConocoPhillips, an integrated oil and gas company. From 2006 to 2008, Mr. Hassler served as the President, European Refining and Marketing for ConocoPhillips. From April 2009 to August 2011, Mr. Hassler served as a director of SulphCo, Inc., a publicly traded start-up technology company in the oil and gas sector. Except as noted above, in the past five years,

Sigmund Cornelius

Mr. Sigmund L. Cornelius is an Independent Director of Western Refining, Inc., since January 2012. He has over thirty years' experience in the oil and gas industry. In April 2014, Mr. Cornelius was appointed President and Chief Operating Officer of Freeport LNG, a privately held company involved in liquefied natural gas imports and exports. Prior to this, he worked in various positions with ConocoPhillips, an integrated oil and gas company, from 1980 to 2010. From October 2008 to December 2010, Mr. Cornelius served as Senior Vice President, Finance and Chief Financial Officer of ConocoPhillips. Prior to that, he served as Senior Vice President, Planning, Strategy and Corporate Affairs of ConocoPhillips since September 2007, having previously served as President, Exploration and Production - Lower 48 since 2006. He served as President, Global Gas of ConocoPhillips since 2004 and prior to that served as President, Lower 48 Latin America and Midstream since 2003. From 1980 to 2003, he served in a number of commercial, operational and administrative positions in the Midstream and Upstream businesses in both domestic and international locations. Mr. Cornelius currently serves on the boards of directors of Carbo Ceramics, Inc., a publicly traded company that manufactures ceramic proppant used in fracturing wells; Parallel Energy Trust, a publicly traded Canadian oil and gas income trust; and NiSource Inc., a publicly traded energy holding company. Mr. Cornelius previously served as a director of USEC Inc., a publicly traded uranium enrichment company, from February 2011 to September 2014, and DCP Midstream GP, LLC from November 2007 to October 2008.

L. Frederick Francis

Mr. L. Frederick Francis is an Independent Director of Western Refining Inc., since February 2006. He is Executive Chairman of WestStar Bank, an El Paso-based bank, and Chairman of the board of directors and Chief Executive Officer of WestStar Bank Holding Company, Inc., the parent holding company of WestStar Bank. Mr. Francis is also Chairman of Francis Properties, Ltd., and Francis Holdings LLC, companies primarily involved in family investments. In addition, he serves on the board of directors of the Medical Center of the Americas Foundation, the Board of Regents of the Texas Tech University System, where he is past Chairman, the board of directors of Sierra Medical Center/Providence Memorial Hospital, where he is also a past Chairman, and the Greater El Paso Chamber of Commerce Foundation. He also serves on the boards of many other civic and charitable organizations. In the past five years,

Brian Hogan

Mr. Brian J. Hogan is an Independent Director of Western Refining Inc., since January 2006. Since 1986, he has served as an officer of, and since 1990, as President and Chief Executive Officer of, Hogan Truck Leasing, Inc., a full-service truck leasing and transportation company. Mr. Hogan also serves as a director and Chairman of AmeriQuest Corp., a transportation and logistics resource company. In addition, he serves as a board member of Parkside Bank and Trust and the St. Louis Children's Hospital Foundation; as well as serving on the boards of directors of various transportation and leasing industry professional associations and charitable organization boards.

William Sanders

Mr. William D. Sanders is an Independent Director of Western Refining Inc., since February 2007. Mr. Sanders is Chairman of Strategic Growth Bank Incorporated (also serving as a director of its affiliate entities). He also is Chairman of his private family business entities. He is Trustee of the Borderplex Community Trust, a civically-formed real estate investment trust organized to acquire, develop and manage real estate in the downtown El Paso, Texas area. Previously, Mr. Sanders served as a Trustee of Verde Realty, a real estate investment trust focused on the U.S.-Mexico border region until 2012, and also was the founder, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Security Capital Group Incorporated, which was sold to GE Capital Corporation in 2002. Founded in 1991, Security Capital had controlling interests in eighteen public and private fully-integrated real estate operating companies, eight of which were NYSE listed companies. He is a past Chairman of the National Association of Real Estate Investment Trusts (NAREIT) and also served on the Board of Trustees of the University of Chicago. He currently is Trustee Emeritus of the Cornell University Board of Trustees.

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