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Devon Energy Corp (DVN.N)

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

John Richels

67 2016 Chairman of the Board

David Hager

61 2015 President, Chief Executive Officer, Director

Jeffrey Ritenour

44 2017 Chief Financial Officer, Executive Vice President

Tony Vaughn

60 2016 Chief Operating Officer

Lyndon Taylor

59 2007 Executive Vice President, General Counsel

Robert Mosbacher

66 2015 Lead Independent Director

Barbara Baumann

62 2014 Independent Director

John Bethancourt

66 2014 Independent Director

Robert Henry

65 2010 Independent Director

Michael Kanovsky

69 1999 Independent Director

Duane Radtke

69 2010 Independent Director

Mary Ricciardello

62 2007 Independent Director

Scott Coody

2017 Vice President, Investor Relations

Biographies

Name Description

John Richels

Mr. John Richels is Chairman of the Board of the Company. Mr. Richels is an accomplished business leader with 40 years of experience in the oil and gas industry and legal profession. He served as the Company’s President from 2004 through 2010 and President and Chief Executive Officer from 2010 until his retirement in 2015. He was elected vice chairman in December 2014 and was elected as chairman of the Board in June 2016. Mr. Richels brings to the Board an extensive knowledge of the energy industry, including his experience with the Company’s assets and operations. Mr. Richels joined Devon in 1998 when the Company acquired Northstar Energy Corporation, where he held the office of Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer. After the acquisition, he served as Senior Vice President of Devon and President and Chief Executive Officer of Devon’s Canadian subsidiary. Prior to joining Northstar, Mr. Richels was Managing Partner, Chief Operating Partner and a member of the executive committee of the Canadian-based national law firm Bennett Jones. He joined Bennett Jones in 1978 practicing in the mergers and acquisitions, securities and corporate law areas, primarily in the oil and gas sector. During his legal career, Mr. Richels also served, on loan from Bennett Jones, as an officer of the XV Olympic Winter Games Organizing Committee in Calgary. Mr. Richels received a bachelor’s degree in economics from York University. He also received a law degree from the University of Windsor. Mr. Richels previously served as a director of TransCanada Corporation, BOK Financial Corporation and as chairman of the Boards of the managing member and general partner of ENLC and ENLK, respectively. Mr. Richels is chairman of the board of directors of the E Foundation for Oklahoma and serves on the board of trustees of Oklahoma City University.

David Hager

Mr. David A. Hager is President, Chief Executive Officer, Director of the Company. Mr. Hager was elected by the Board of Directors to the position of President and Chief Executive Officer on August 1, 2015. He joined the Company in March 2009 and held the position of Executive Vice President Exploration and Production from 2009 until 2013 and Chief Operating Officer from 2013 to 2015. Mr. Hager started in the oil and gas business as a geophysicist with Mobil Corp. He joined Sun Oil in 1981 and continued with Oryx Energy following its spin off from Sun Oil. During his tenure at Oryx, he managed new ventures and deepwater projects around the world. After Oryx merged with Kerr-McGee in 1999, Mr. Hager managed the company’s worldwide deepwater exploration and production operations and assumed responsibility for all exploration and production activities in 2003. He later served as Kerr-McGee’s Chief Operating Officer until it was acquired by Anadarko Corp. in 2006. Mr. Hager has a bachelor’s degree in geophysics from Purdue University and a master’s degree in business administration from Southern Methodist University. From 2007 until joining the Company as an executive officer, Mr. Hager served as a member of Devon’s Board of Directors. Mr. Hager currently serves on the boards of the managing member and general partner of EnLink Midstream, LLC (ENLC) and EnLink Midstream Partners, LP (ENLK), respectively, and on their compensation committees. Devon owns a controlling interest in ENLC and ENLK.

Jeffrey Ritenour

Mr. Jeffrey L. Ritenour is Chief Financial Officer, Executive Vice President of the Company. Mr. Ritenour was elected to the position of Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer in April 2017. Mr. Ritenour joined the Company in 2001 and has served in various other positions at Devon, including most recently as Senior Vice President Corporate Finance, Investor Relations and Treasurer. Prior to joining Devon, Mr. Ritenour was an auditor with the firm of Ernst and Young. He earned both a bachelor’s degree in accounting and a master’s degree in business administration from the University of Oklahoma. Mr. Ritenour serves on the boards of ENLC and ENLK.

Tony Vaughn

Mr. Tony D. Vaughn is Chief Operating Officer of the Company. Mr. Vaughn was elected to the position of Chief Operating Officer in February 2016. From 1999 until February 2016, Mr. Vaughn served in various other positions at Devon, including most recently as Executive Vice President Exploration and Production. Before joining Devon in 1999, Mr. Vaughn spent 12 years with Kerr-McGee Corporation, most recently as manager of the Rocky Mountain District. Before joining Kerr-McGee, Mr. Vaughn worked as an operations engineer for Amoco Production Company. He earned a bachelor of science degree in petroleum engineering from the University of Tulsa and a bachelor of science degree in business management from Oral Roberts University. He is a member of the Society of Petroleum Engineers. Mr. Vaughn serves on the board of ENLK.

Lyndon Taylor

Mr. Lyndon C. Taylor is Executive Vice President, General Counsel of the Company. He was elected to the position of Executive Vice President and General Counsel in 2007 and has been with the Company since 2005. He served as Deputy General Counsel from the time he joined the Company in 2005 until 2007. Prior to joining Devon, Mr. Taylor was with Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP for 20 years, most recently as managing partner of the energy practice in Houston. He is admitted to practice law in Oklahoma and Texas. Mr. Taylor earned a bachelor’s degree in industrial engineering from Oklahoma State University and a juris doctorate degree from the University of Oklahoma. Mr. Taylor serves on the boards of ENLC and ENLK.

Robert Mosbacher

Mr. Robert A. Mosbsacher, Jr., is Lead Independent Director of the Company. Mr. Mosbacher is an accomplished business leader with more than 30 years in the energy industry. He is chairman of Mosbacher Energy Company, an independent oil and gas exploration and production company. Mr. Mosbacher brings to the Board his extensive background in the energy industry, his leadership skills, and his economic development experience in global markets. Mr. Mosbacher is founder and chairman of BizCorps, a Washington based non-profit organization that places graduates of top business schools with entrepreneurs in emerging markets. In 2005, Mr. Mosbacher was appointed by President George W. Bush to the position of President and Chief Executive Officer of the Overseas Private Investment Corporation, an independent agency of the U.S. government that supports private capital investment in emerging markets around the world. He served in that capacity until 2009. Mr. Mosbacher had a distinguished public service career that included serving as Chairman of the Board of the Texas Department of Human Services and as a staff member in the office of Senator Howard Baker of Tennessee. Mr. Mosbacher received a bachelor’s degree in political science from Georgetown University and a juris doctorate degree from Southern Methodist University. Mr. Mosbacher is chairman of the board of Global Communities. In addition, Mr. Mosbacher served as a director of the Calpine Corporation board from 2009 until 2018. Mr. Mosbacher previously served as a member of Devon’s Board from 1999 until 2005.

Barbara Baumann

Ms. Barbara M. Baumann is Independent Director of the Company. Ms. Baumann is a former BP Amoco executive who currently serves as president and owner of Cross Creek Energy Corporation, an energy advisory firm with investments in the domestic oil and gas business. Prior to founding her own firm in 2003, Baumann was Executive Vice President of Associated Energy Managers, a private equity firm investing in small energy companies. Ms. Baumann began her 18-year career with Amoco (later BP Amoco) in 1981. She served in various areas of finance and operations, including Chief Financial Officer of Ecova Corporation, Amoco’s wholly-owned environmental remediation business, and Vice President of Amoco’s San Juan Basin business unit. She brings to the Board her extensive knowledge of the energy industry and her experience as an accomplished leader and business professional. Ms. Baumann earned a bachelor’s degree from Mount Holyoke College and a master’s in business administration from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. Ms. Baumann is a director of Buckeye Partners, L.P. where she serves on the audit committee and the compensation committee. Ms. Baumann is also a member of the independent board of trustees of Putnam Mutual Funds. She is a director of privately held Hat Creek Energy Corporation where she chairs the compensation committee and serves on the audit committee. She previously served on the boards of Cody Resources Management, LLC, CVR Energy, SM Energy, and UNS Energy.

John Bethancourt

Mr. John E. Bethancourt is Independent Director of the Company. Mr. Bethancourt is a retired Chevron executive. He most recently served as Executive Vice President for technology and services where he was responsible for overseeing Chevron’s environmental, health and safety efforts, major project management, procurement and mining operations. Mr. Bethancourt began his career in 1974 with Getty Oil Company and joined Texaco Inc. in 1984 when the two companies merged. During his career with Texaco and later Chevron, Mr. Bethancourt served in various executive leadership roles overseeing business development, worldwide production operations and human resources. He brings to the Board his extensive knowledge of the energy industry and his experience as an accomplished leader and business professional. Mr. Bethancourt earned a bachelor’s degree in petroleum engineering from Texas A&M University. Mr. Bethancourt previously served on the board of trustees of the Texas A&M Foundation and is a past director of both the Society of Petroleum Engineers and the National Action Council for Minorities in Engineering, Inc.

Robert Henry

Mr. Robert H. Henry is Independent Director of the Company. Mr. Henry is a legal and foreign relations scholar, public servant and leader. He has served as the President and Chief Executive Officer of Oklahoma City University since 2010. Mr. Henry brings to the Board his experience and knowledge of the law, which enable him to provide valuable insights in the areas of governance and public policy. Mr. Henry has had a distinguished career in public service. In 1994, President Bill Clinton appointed Mr. Henry to the United States Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit, where he served until June 2010, most recently as Chief Judge. Mr. Henry was elected and re-elected Attorney General of the State of Oklahoma from 1986 to 1991. He served in the Oklahoma House of Representatives from 1976 to 1986 where he was principal author of the 1986 Oklahoma General Corporation Act that moved Oklahoma law to the Delaware corporate law model. Mr. Henry was Dean and Professor of Law at Oklahoma City University School of Law from 1991 to 1994. Mr. Henry also taught at the University of Oklahoma Honors College (Oxford Program), the University of Oklahoma College of Law, and Oklahoma Baptist University (Business Law) and served as Distinguished Judge in Residence at the University of Tulsa College of Law. Mr. Henry received his bachelor’s degree and juris doctorate from the University of Oklahoma. He received an honorary degree of doctor of humane letters from the University of Oklahoma and from the University of Tulsa; and an honorary degree of doctor of laws from Oklahoma City University. Mr. Henry is a life member of the National Conference of Commissioners on Uniform State Laws, and a member of the Council on Foreign Relations, the American Law Institute, and the William J. Holloway, Jr. American Inn of Court, Master of the Court. While a federal judge, Mr. Henry served as chair of the committee on International Relations of the Judicial Conference of the United States.

Michael Kanovsky

Mr. Michael Manuel Kanovsky is Independent Director of the Company. Mr. Kanovsky is a Professional Engineer and has been involved with investment banking and oil and gas businesses for over 40 years. He has been President of Sky Energy Corporation since 1993. Mr. Kanovsky brings to the Board an extensive knowledge of the energy industry and finance, with a wealth of experience with Canadian assets and areas of operation. In 1978, Mr. Kanovsky co-founded Canadian Northstar Corporation and its successor, Northstar Energy Corporation, where he was primarily responsible for strategic development, finance and acquisitions until its acquisition by Devon Energy Corporation in 1998. In 1997, Mr. Kanovsky founded Bonavista Petroleum Ltd. Mr. Kanovsky has also held other executive positions, including Chief Executive Officer of Arrowstar Drilling and Vice President of Corporate Finance, Western Canada, for a large Canadian investment dealer. Mr. Kanovsky received a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from Queen’s University as well as a master’s degree in business administration from the Richard Ivey School of Business at Western University. Mr. Kanovsky is a director of Bonavista Energy Corporation and serves as lead director, as chairman of the governance and nominating committee and as a member of the executive, reserves, audit and compensation committees. Mr. Kanovsky previously served on the boards of Seven Generations Energy Ltd., Pure Technologies Ltd., TransAlta Corporation, and ARC Resources Ltd. He also served as chairman of the board of Taro Industries and vice chairman of Precision Drilling, Inc. He co-founded PowerLink Corporation, an electrical cogeneration company and former subsidiary of Northstar Energy Corporation, and served as its senior executive board chairman.

Duane Radtke

Mr. Duane Carl Radtke is Independent Director of the Company. Mr. Radtke has over 45 years of experience in management, engineering and business development in the energy industry. Mr. Radtke has been President and Chief Executive Officer of Valiant Exploration LLC since 2008. Mr. Radtke brings to the Board extensive knowledge of the energy business, including experience with the Company’s assets and operations. Mr. Radtke served as the Chief Executive Officer and President of Dominion Exploration and Production, a subsidiary of Dominion Resources, Inc., from 2001 to 2007. During that period, he also served as Executive Vice President of Consolidated Natural Gas Company, a subsidiary of Dominion Resources, Inc. Prior to his tenure with Dominion Resources, Inc., Mr. Radtke was an executive with Santa Fe Snyder where he served in various capacities, including Executive Vice President of Production. Following Devon’s acquisition of Santa Fe Snyder in 2000, Mr. Radtke served as President of the Company’s international division until joining Dominion. Mr. Radtke holds a bachelor’s degree in mining engineering from the University of Wisconsin. Mr. Radtke is a director of Kris Energy Ltd. and serves on the compensation and governance committees. He previously served as lead director of Sabine Oil & Gas Corporation, as chairman of the American Exploration and Production Council, as a director of Smith International, Inc. and as a director of Consolidated Natural Gas Company. Mr. Radtke is also non-executive chairman of Bazean Corporation, a private investment company.

Mary Ricciardello

Ms. Mary P. Ricciardello is Independent Director of the Company. Ms. Ricciardello is a licensed Certified Public Accountant and a financial executive with over 30 years of experience in the energy industry. She brings to the Board her qualifications as a financial expert and her extensive experience in the energy industry and with respect to corporate finance and tax matters. In 2002, Ms. Ricciardello retired after a 20-year career with Reliant Energy Inc., a leading independent power producer and marketer. She served in various financial management positions with the company, including Comptroller, Vice President and most recently Senior Vice President and Chief Accounting Officer. Ms. Ricciardello holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration from the University of South Dakota and a master’s degree in business administration with an emphasis in finance from the University of Houston. In 2017 Ms. Ricciardello completed the NACD Cyber-Risk Oversight Program and earned the *CERT Certificate in Cybersecurity from Carnegie Mellon University Ms. Ricciardello is currently a director of Noble Corporation where she is the designated financial expert, serves as the audit committee chairperson and is a member of the nominating & governance committee. Ms. Ricciardello serves on the boards of the managing member and general partner of ENLC and ENLK, respectively, and on their audit committees. Devon owns a controlling interest in ENLC and ENLK. She also served on the board of the National Association of Corporate Directors (NACD) Tri-Cities Chapter and received the NACD designation “Board Leadership Fellow”. Ms. Ricciardello was previously a director of US Concrete and Midstates Petroleum Company. Ms. Ricciardello is also an editorial advisor for the Journal of Accountancy.

Scott Coody

Basic Compensation

Name Fiscal Year Total

John Richels

311,015

David Hager

13,449,000

Jeffrey Ritenour

3,356,110

Tony Vaughn

9,293,570

Lyndon Taylor

5,047,900

Robert Mosbacher

373,015

Barbara Baumann

335,015

John Bethancourt

336,015

Robert Henry

333,015

Michael Kanovsky

344,015

Duane Radtke

343,015

Mary Ricciardello

357,015

Scott Coody

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As Of  30 Dec 2017