People: WPX Energy Inc (WPX)

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

William Lowrie

69 2011 Independent Chairman of the Board

James Bender

56 2013 Interim President, Chief Executive Officer, Director

Rodney Sailor

54

Dennis Cameron

2013 Senior Vice President, General Counsel

Michael Fiser

48 2011 Senior Vice President - Marketing

Marcia MacLeod

60 2011 Senior Vice President - Human Resources and Administration

Bryan Guderian

54 2011 Senior Vice President - Operations

Steven Natali

58 2011 Senior Vice President - Exploration

J. Kevin Vann

42 2014 Interim Chief Financial Officer, Senior Vice President

Kimberly Bowers

48 2011 Independent Director

John Carrig

61 2011 Independent Director

William Granberry

70 2011 Independent Director

Don Gunther

74 2011 Independent Director

Robert Herdman

64 2011 Independent Director

Kelt Kindick

58 2013 Independent Director

Karl Kurz

2014 Independent Director

Henry Lentz

68 2011 Independent Director

George Lorch

73 2011 Independent Director

David Work

68 2011 Independent Director

David Sullivan

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Biographies

Name Description

William Lowrie

Mr. William G. Lowrie is the Independent Chairman of the Board of WPX Energy, Inc. Mr. Lowrie was elected as Chairman of Board of Directors in December 2011. Mr. Lowrie served as a director of The Williams Companies, Inc. (“Williams”) from 2003 until December 2011, and served as a member of Williams’ Audit Committee and its Nominating and Governance Committee. In 1999, Mr. Lowrie retired as Deputy Chief Executive Officer and director of BP Amoco PLC (a global energy company), where he spent his entire 33-year career. At various times in his Amoco tenure, Mr. Lowrie managed natural gas and natural gas liquids pipeline operations, hedging and other hydrocarbon price risk mitigation functions, international contract negotiations, petroleum product refining and marketing operations, environmental health and safety program design, and the development and execution of a process for managing capital investment projects. Mr. Lowrie also worked closely with all financial functions, internal and external auditors, and industry organizations such as the American Petroleum Institute. From 1995 to 1999, Mr. Lowrie served on the board of Bank One Corporation (now JP Morgan Chase), including on that board’s audit committee. He has attended the Executive Program at the University of Virginia. Mr. Lowrie is a director of The Ohio State University Foundation and a trustee of the South Carolina chapter of The Nature Conservancy.

James Bender

Mr. James J. Bender has been appointed as Interim President, Chief Executive Officer, Director of WPX Energy, Inc., effective Dec. 31, 2013. Mr. Bender was named Senior Vice President and General Counsel of the Company on December 31, 2011. Mr. Bender was General Counsel and Corporate Secretary of the Company from April 2011 to December 2011. Mr. Bender served as Senior Vice President and General Counsel of The Williams Companies, Inc. from December 2002 until December 31, 2011, and General Counsel of Williams Partners GP LLC, the general partner of Williams Partners L.P., from September 2005 until December 31, 2011. Mr. Bender served as the General Counsel of the general partner of Williams Pipeline Partners L.P., from 2007 until its merger with Williams Partners L.P. in August 2010. From June 2000 to June 2002, Mr. Bender was Senior Vice President and General Counsel of NRG Energy, Inc. Mr. Bender was Vice President, General Counsel, and Secretary of NRG Energy, Inc. from June 1997 to June 2000. NRG Energy, Inc. filed a voluntary bankruptcy petition during 2003 and its plan of reorganization was approved in December 2003.

Rodney Sailor

Mr. Rodney J. Sailor is no longer Chief Financial Officer, Senior Vice President, Treasurer of WPX Energy Inc., effective March 31, 2014. Mr. Sailor was named Treasurer and Deputy Chief Financial Officer in April 2011, and Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer in December 2011. Mr. Sailor served as Vice President and Treasurer of The Williams Companies, Inc. (“Williams”) from July 2005 to December 2011. He served as Assistant Treasurer of Williams from 2001 to 2005 and was responsible for capital restructuring and capital markets transactions, management of Williams’ liquidity position and oversight of Williams’ balance sheet restructuring program. From 1985 to 2001, Mr. Sailor served in various capacities for Williams. Mr. Sailor was a director of Williams Partners GP LLC, the general partner of Williams Partners L.P., from October 2007 to February 2010. Mr. Sailor has served as a director of Apco Oil and Gas International Inc. (“Apco”) since September 2006. Mr. Sailor was named Chief Financial Officer of Apco on December 6, 2012.

Dennis Cameron

Mr. Dennis C. Cameron has been appointed as Senior Vice President, General Counsel of WPX Energy, Inc., effective Dec. 31, 2013. Cameron joined the company in January 2012 after nearly 25 years in private practice and most recently served as vice president and deputy general counsel of WPX.

Michael Fiser

Mr. Michael R. Fiser has been Senior Vice President - Marketing of WPX Energy, Inc., since December 2011. From May 2008 until December 2011, Mr. Fiser served as Vice President and Director of Williams Gas Marketing, Inc., with responsibilities including the sales, marketing, transportation management, operations, storage management, trading and hedging of The Williams Companies, Inc. (“Williams”) natural gas portfolio. He served as Director for Williams Energy Marketing and Trading and Williams Power from September 1998 to 2008 and was responsible for commercial trading strategies, hedging and logistics. Prior to joining Williams Energy Marketing or Williams Power, Mr. Fiser worked at Koch Industries, Inc. in various marketing and trading roles from June 1987 to September 1998.

Marcia MacLeod

Ms. Marcia M. MacLeod is the Senior Vice President - Human Resources and Administration of WPX Energy, Inc., since December 2011. Ms. MacLeod served as Vice President and Chief Information Officer of The Williams Companies, Inc. (“Williams”) from July 2008 to December 31, 2011. Since joining Williams in 2000, Ms. MacLeod served as Vice President of Compensation, Benefits and Human Resources Information Services from October 2000 to May 2004 as well as Vice President of Enterprise Business Services from May 2004 to July 2008. Prior to joining Williams, Ms. MacLeod served as Managing Director of Global Compensation and Benefits for Electronic Data Systems. She has held management roles at JC Penney Company and HEB Grocery Company, and has practiced tax and employee benefits law with a firm in Dallas. Ms. MacLeod is also a member of Mott Production LLC, a privately held company holding various oil and gas interests.

Bryan Guderian

Mr. Bryan K. Guderian is the Senior Vice President - Operations of WPX Energy, Inc., since December 2011. From 1998 until December 2011, Mr. Guderian served as Vice President of the Exploration & Production unit of The Williams Companies, Inc. (“Williams”) with responsibility for operational and commercial management of exploration and production assets in the Marcellus Shale, the San Juan Basin and other basins. Mr. Guderian also had responsibility for overseeing Williams’ international operations and has served as a director of Apco International Oil and Gas Inc. and Apco Properties Ltd. since 2002 and a director of Petrolera Entre Lomas S.A. since 2003. Mr. Guderian also serves as a director of NGL Energy Partners, LP and is a member of its Audit Committee. Mr. Guderian joined Williams in 1991 as a gas marketing representative.

Steven Natali

Mr. Steven G. Natali is the Senior Vice President - Exploration of WPX Energy, Inc., since December 2011. Mr. Natali served The Williams Companies, Inc. (“Williams”) as Vice President of Exploration and Geophysics from 2001 to 2011. Mr. Natali served as Chief Geophysicist and Vice President of Exploration of Barrett Resources International Corporation (“Barrett Resources”) from 1995 until Williams’ purchase of that company in 2001. Prior to his employment with Barrett Resources, Mr. Natali worked for 12 years as an exploration geophysicist for Amoco Production Company, participating in many of the emerging plays of the Rocky Mountain basins, Oklahoma Spiro Sandstone play and North Slope of Alaska.

J. Kevin Vann

Mr. J. Kevin Vann has been appointed as Interim Chief Financial Officer, Senior Vice President of WPX Energy, Inc., effective March 31, 2014. Vann began his career with Arthur Andersen in Tulsa before coming to Williams in 1998. He held positions responsible for accounting and risk management. In 2006, he became Controller for the Exploration & Production business of Williams, which later spun off as independent company WPX Energy. Vann is a graduate of Oklahoma State University and member of the Oklahoma State Accounting Alumni Council. He served on the Board for Youth Services of Tulsa and the Advisory Council for the American Lung Association.

Kimberly Bowers

Ms. Kimberly S. Bowers is the Independent Director of WPX Energy, Inc., since December 2011. Effective January 1, 2013, Ms. Bowers became responsible for Valero Energy Corporation’s (independent refiner of transportation fuels and related products) retail organization in the United States and Canada as Executive Vice President and President Retail. Ms. Bowers also serves as the President, CEO and Chairwoman of CST Brands, Inc., a subsidiary of Valero Energy Corporation. Ms. Bowers previously served from October 2008 to December 31, 2012, as Executive Vice President and General Counsel for Valero with responsibility over Valero’s legal, ad valorem tax, health, safety and environmental, energy and gases, reliability, and project execution departments. She joined Valero in 1997 as Corporate Counsel. From April 2006 to October 2008, she served as Senior Vice President & General Counsel. She has served as lead attorney for most of Valero’s acquisitions during her tenure with Valero.

John Carrig

Mr. John A. Carrig is the Independent Director of WPX Energy, Inc., since December 2011. Mr. Carrig is the former President and Chief Operating Officer of ConocoPhillips (integrated oil company with operations in more than 30 countries). He joined Phillips Petroleum in London in 1978 as a tax attorney. In 1981, he transferred to Bartlesville, Oklahoma, and was associated with the corporate tax staff until 1993 when he joined the treasury group as finance manager. He was then named Assistant Treasurer of Finance, and in 1995 he accepted the position of Treasurer. He was Vice President and Treasurer from 1996 to 2000 when he was named Senior Vice President and Treasurer. He was elected Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer for Phillips in 2001, a position he held until the ConocoPhillips merger occurred in 2002, at which time he became Executive Vice President, Finance, and Chief Financial Officer of ConocoPhillips. In 2008, he was appointed President and Chief Operating Officer of ConocoPhillips and became responsible for global operations, including exploration and production, refining and transportation, project development and procurement, and health, safety and environmental matters. Mr. Carrig served as President of ConocoPhillips until his retirement in March 2011. Mr. Carrig also serves as a director of Forum Energy Technologies, Inc. (manufacturer of oil and gas field machinery and equipment) and of TRC Companies, Inc. (engineering, consulting and construction management services to the energy, environmental and infrastructure markets.)

William Granberry

Mr. William R. Granberry is the Independent Director of WPX Energy, Inc., since December 2011. Mr. Granberry served as a director of Williams from 2005 until December 2011, and served as a member of Williams’ Compensation Committee and its Finance Committee. Mr. Granberry has been a member of Compass Operating Company LLC (a small, private oil and gas exploration, development, and producing company) since October 2004. From 1999 to 2004, as an independent consultant, he managed investments and consulted with oil and gas companies. From 1996 to 1999, Mr. Granberry was President and Chief Operating Officer of Tom Brown, Inc. (a public oil and gas company with exploration, development, acquisition, and production activities throughout the central United States). He has worked in the oil and gas industry in various capacities for 45 years, including as a manager of engineering at Amoco (a global energy company) and in executive positions for smaller independent energy companies. Mr. Granberry has served on committees and boards of industry organizations, including the Society of Petroleum Engineers, the American Petroleum Institute, and the Independent Producers Association of America. Mr. Granberry is a director of Legacy Reserves GP, LLC (an independent acquirer and developer of oil and natural gas properties) and a trustee of Manor Park, Inc.

Don Gunther

Mr. Don J. Gunther is the Independent Director of WPX Energy, Inc., since December 2011. In 1999, Mr. Gunther retired as Vice Chairman and Director of the Bechtel Group, Inc. (an engineering, construction and project management company) where he spent his entire 39-year career. As Vice Chairman, Mr. Gunther had responsibility for all of the global industry units and for all corporate functions including project management, engineering, procurement, construction, information services, information technology and contracts. Mr. Gunther held various positions of increasing responsibility during his time at the Bechtel Group, including field engineer, leader of worldwide construction for refinery and chemical projects, senior vice president, and president of Bechtel, Petroleum, Chemical & Industrial Company, president of Bechtel’s Europe, Africa, Middle East, and Southwest Asia region and president of Bechtel’s Americas organization. Since 2007, Mr. Gunther has served as Chairman of Ingage (a private high tech company and enterprise networking organization). Mr. Gunther is also currently on the board of directors of Pernix Group, Inc. (a construction and management services, and power infrastructure company), Immokalee Foundation (a non-profit organization helping immigrant underprivileged children) and the Gulf Shore Playhouse, and is a board member and part owner of Imperial Homes (a home building company based in Naples, Florida).

Robert Herdman

Mr. Robert K. Herdman is the Independent Director of WPX Energy, Inc., since December 2011. Since 2004, Mr. Herdman has been a Managing Director of Kalorama Partners LLC (a Washington, D.C. consulting firm specializing in providing advice regarding corporate governance, risk assessment, crisis management and related matters). Prior to joining Kalorama, Mr. Herdman was the Chief Accountant of the SEC from October 2001 to November 2002. Prior to joining the SEC, he was Ernst & Young’s Vice Chairman of Professional Practice for its Assurance and Advisory Business Services (“AABS”) practice in the Americas and the Global Director of AABS Professional Practice for Ernst & Young International. Mr. Herdman was also the senior Ernst & Young partner responsible for the firm’s relationship with the SEC, Financial Accounting Standards Board and American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (“AICPA”). Mr. Herdman served on the AICPA’s SEC Practice Section Executive Committee from 1995 to 2001 and as a member of the AICPA’s Board of Directors from 2000 to 2001.

Kelt Kindick

Mr. Kelt Kindick has been appointed as the Independent Director of WPX Energy, Inc., since January 16, 2013. Since January 2009, Mr. Kindick served as chief financial officer and partner at Bain & Company, Inc., a management consulting firm, until his retirement on December 31, 2012. As of January 1, 2013, Mr. Kindick is serving as Senior Advisor for Bain & Company. He joined Bain & Company, Inc. in 1980, was elected partner in 1986, served as Managing Director of the firm’s Boston office from 1991 to 1996, and as Chairman of the firm’s executive committee from 1998 to 1999. Mr. Kindick also served as chief financial officer of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts from 2003 to 2004. Mr. Kindick is the lead director of The Advisory Board Company. He received a B.A. degree from Franklin & Marshall College and an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School.

Karl Kurz

Mr. Karl F. Kurz is Director of the Company. Kurz is a former chief operating officer for Anadarko and also held management positions at Vastar Resources and ARCO Oil and Gas. Most recently, he was the managing director and co-head of the energy group and a member of the investment committee at CCMP Capital Advisors LLC. In addition to the WPX board, Kurz also serves as a director for SemGroup Corporation and Global Geophysical Services Inc. He previously served as a board member of the American Petroleum Institute, the Independent Petroleum Association of America, the Natural Gas Supply Association and Western Gas Partners LP. He has a bachelors of science degree in petroleum engineering from Texas A&M University and is a graduate of Harvard Business School’s Advanced Management Program.

Henry Lentz

Mr. Henry E. Lentz is Independent Director of WPX Energy, Inc., since December 2011. In May 2011, Mr. Lentz retired from Lazard Frères & Co (an investment banking firm), where he had served as a Managing Director since June 2009. He was a Managing Director of Barclays Capital (an investment banking firm) and successor to Lehman Brothers Inc. (an investment banking firm) from September 2008 to June 2009. From January 2004 to September 2008 he was employed as an Advisory Director by Lehman Brothers. He joined Lehman Brothers in 1971 and became a Managing Director in 1976. He left the firm in 1988 to become Vice Chairman of Wasserstein Perella Group, Inc. (an investment banking firm). In 1993, he returned to Lehman Brothers as a Managing Director and served as head of the firm’s worldwide energy practice. In 1996, he joined Lehman Brothers’ Merchant Banking Group as a Principal and in January 2003 became a consultant to the Merchant Banking Group. Mr. Lentz is currently the non-executive Chairman of Rowan Companies, Inc. and on the board of directors of Peabody Energy Corporation, Macquarie Infrastructure Company LLC and CARBO Ceramics, Inc.

George Lorch

Mr. George A. Lorch is the Independent Director of WPX Energy, Inc., since December 2011. Mr. Lorch served as a director of Williams from 2001 until December 2011, and served as a member of Williams’ Compensation Committee and its Nominating and Governance Committee. Mr. Lorch was Chairman Emeritus of Armstrong Holdings, Inc., the holding company for Armstrong World Industries, Inc. (a manufacturer and marketer of floors, ceilings, and cabinets). He was the Chief Executive Officer and President of Armstrong World Industries, Inc. from 1993 to 1994 and Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer from 1994 to 2000. From May 2000 to August 2000, he was Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer of Armstrong Holdings, Inc. Mr. Lorch has 37 years of sales and marketing experience at Armstrong, including 17 years of experience as a head of operations, with responsibility for profit and loss statements, balance sheets, and stockholder relations. During his 21 years as a director in varied industries, Mr. Lorch has participated in CEO searches, succession planning, strategy development, takeover defense and offense, and director recruitment, and he has served on dozens of board committees. Mr. Lorch has also completed an executive management course at the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University. Mr. Lorch is the Lead Independent Director of the Board of Pfizer, Inc. (a research-based pharmaceutical company) and a director of Autoliv, Inc. (a developer, manufacturer, and supplier of automotive safety systems); HSBC Finance Corporation and HSBC North America Holdings Inc., non-public, wholly-owned subsidiaries of HSBC LLC (a banking and financial services provider); and Masonite (a privately held door manufacturer). Mr. Lorch also serves as an advisor to the Carlyle Group (a private equity firm).

David Work

Mr. David F. Work is the Independent Director of WPX Energy, Inc., since December, 2011. In 2000, Mr. Work retired as Regional President from BP Amoco Corporation (a global energy company) where he served in various capacities since 1987. As Regional Vice President, Mr. Work was the senior BP Amoco representative in the Gulf Coast, Southwest and Rocky Mountain states, and his responsibilities included coordinating the vice presidents of BP Amoco’s seven exploration and production business units, as well as the leaders of the gas, power, oil and chemical businesses located in the area. Prior to serving as Regional President, Mr. Work served as a Group Vice President in BP Amoco’s Exploration and Production stream and was a member of its Executive Committee. Prior to the merger between BP and Amoco, Mr. Work had positions of increasing responsibility at Amoco Corporation, including Senior Vice President of Shared Services and Group Vice President of worldwide exploration for the exploration and production sector. Mr. Work served on the board of directors of CGGVeritas Services Holdings Inc. (formerly Veritas DGC Inc) from 2004 until October 2012. Since 2009, he has served on the board of directors of Cody Resources Management LLC. Mr. Work is also a management consultant for TerraTek, a Schlumberger company. Mr. Work also volunteers as a member of the board of Valley Advocates for Responsible Development and the land Trust Alliance Advisory Council and is a member of the board of trustees of the Wyoming chapter of The Nature Conservancy and the Teton Science School. Mr. Work is actively involved in several professional organizations, including the American Geologic Institute and the American Association of Petroleum Geologists.

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