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FuelCell Energy Inc (FCEL.OQ)

FCEL.OQ on NASDAQ Stock Exchange Global Market

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

John Rolls

75 2011 Independent Chairman of the Board

Arthur Bottone

56 2011 President, Chief Executive Officer, Director

Michael Bishop

48 2011 Chief Financial Officer, Senior Vice President, Treasurer, Corporate Secretary

Anthony Rauseo

57 2010 Chief Operating Officer, Senior Vice President

Christopher Sotos

45 2014 Director

James England

70 2008 Independent Director

Matthew Hilzinger

53 2015 Independent Director

Natica von Althann

66 2015 Independent Director

Togo West

73 2008 Independent Director

Biographies

Name Description

John Rolls

Mr. John A. Rolls is Independent Chairman of the Board of the Company, since March 2011. He is Managing Partner of Core Capital Group and Principal of Cove Harbor Partners LLC., both of which are private investment partnerships. Previously, he was President and Chief Executive Officer of Deutsche Bank North America, Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of United Technologies, Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer RCA, Treasurer, Monsanto Company and CFO Monsanto Europe, Brussels Belgium. Among other qualifications, Mr. Rolls has executive leadership experience as President and Chief Executive Officer of a leading global investment bank and Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of a major public company. Mr. Rolls also has extensive financial expertise and a broad understanding of advanced technologies.

Arthur Bottone

Mr. Arthur A. Bottone is President, Chief Executive Officer, Director of the company. Mr. Bottone's focus is to accelerate and diversify global revenue growth to achieve profitability by capitalizing on heightened global demand for clean and renewable energy. Mr. Bottone has broad experience in the power generation field including traditional central generation and alternative energy. Prior to joining FuelCell Energy, Mr. Bottone spent 25 years at Ingersoll Rand, a diversified global industrial company, including as President of the Energy Systems business. Mr. Bottone's qualifications include extensive global business development, technology commercialization, power generation project development as well as acquisition and integration experience. Mr. Bottone received an undergraduate degree in Mechanical Engineering from Georgia Institute of Technology in 1983, and received a Certificate of Professional Development from The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania in 2004.

Michael Bishop

Mr. Michael S. Bishop, CPA, is Chief Financial Officer, Senior Vice President, Treasurer, Corporate Secretary of the company. He has more than 20 years of experience in financial operations and management with public high growth technology companies with a focus on capital raising, project finance, debt/treasury management, acquisition integration, strategic planning, internal controls, and organizational development. Since joining the Company in 2003, Mr. Bishop has held a succession of financial leadership roles including Assistant Controller, Corporate Controller and Vice President and Controller. Prior to joining FuelCell Energy, Mr. Bishop held finance and accounting positions at TranSwitch Corporation, Cyberian Outpost, Inc. and United Technologies, Inc. He is a certified public accountant and began his professional career at McGladrey and Pullen, LLP. Mr. Bishop also served four years in the United States Marine Corps. Mr. Bishop received a Bachelor of Science in Accounting from Boston University in 1993 and a MBA from the University of Connecticut in 1999.

Anthony Rauseo

Mr. Anthony F. Rauseo is Chief Operating Officer, Senior Vice President of the company. He has responsibility for closely integrating the manufacturing operations with the supply chain, product development and quality initiatives. Mr. Rauseo is an organizational leader with a strong record of achievement in product development, business development, manufacturing, operations, and customer support. Mr. Rauseo joined the Company in 2005 as Vice President of Engineering and Chief Engineer. Prior to joining Fuel Cell Energy, Mr. Rauseo held a variety of key management positions in manufacturing, quality and engineering including five years with CiDRA Corporation. Prior to joining CiDRA, Mr. Rauseo was with Pratt and Whitney for 17 years where he held various leadership positions in product development, production and customer support of aircraft turbines. Mr. Rauseo received a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from Rutgers University in 1983 and received a Masters of Science in Mechanical Engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in 1987.

Christopher Sotos

Mr. Christopher S. Sotos is Director of the Company, since September 24, 2014. has served as President and Chief Executive Officer since May 2016, and as a director of NRG Yield, Inc. since May 2013. He has also served in various positions at NRG Energy, Inc. (“NRG”), including most recently as Executive Vice President — Strategy and Mergers and Acquisitions from February 2016 through May 2016 and Senior Vice President — Strategy and Mergers and Acquisitions from November 2012 through February 2016. In this role, he led NRG’s corporate strategy, mergers and acquisitions, strategic alliances and other special projects for NRG. Previously, he served as NRG’s Senior Vice President and Treasurer from March 2008 to September 2012, where he was responsible for all treasury functions, including raising capital, valuation, debt administration and cash management. Mr. Sotos joined NRG in 2004 as a Senior Finance Analyst, following more than nine years in key financial roles within the energy sector and other industries for Houston-based companies such as Koch Capital Markets, Entergy Wholesale Operations and Service Corporation International. Mr. Sotos was designated to the Board by NRG Energy Inc. pursuant to the director designation right granted to NRG in connection with its acquisition of shares of the Company in July 2014.

James England

Mr. James Herbert England is the Independent Director of the Company. He is a Corporate Director and has been the CEO of Stahlman-England Irrigation, Inc. since 2000. Prior to that, Mr. England spent 4 years as Chairman, President and CEO of Sweet Ripe Drinks, Ltd., a fruit beverage company. Prior to that, he spent 18 years at John Labatt Ltd., a $5 billion public company, and served as the company’s CFO from 1990-1993. Mr. England started his career with Arthur Andersen & Co. in Toronto after serving in the Canadian infantry. Mr. England is a director of Enbridge Inc., Enbridge Energy Management, LLC, Enbridge Energy Company, Inc., Midcoast Holdings LLC and is a past member of the board of directors of John Labatt Ltd., Canada Malting Co., Ltd., and the St. Clair Paint and Wallpaper Corporation. Among other qualifications, Mr. England has executive leadership experience including an in-depth understanding of corporate and international finance. He also has a deep insight into the energy industry and the needs, challenges and global opportunities of the Company in particular.

Matthew Hilzinger

Mr. Matthew F. Hilzinger is Independent Director of the Company. He is Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer for USG Corporation, an international building products company, where he oversees all financial activities as well as strategic planning and information technology. Previously, he held a variety of finance roles at Exelon Corporation, advancing to Chief Financial Officer where he was responsible for finance and risk management. Prior to Exelon, Mr. Hilzinger was Chief Financial Officer at Credit Acceptance Corporation, Vice President Corporate Controller of Kmart Corporation, Vice President International Operations at Handelman Company and Manager, Audit Division at Arthur Andersen & Co.

Natica von Althann

Ms. Natica von Althann is Independent Director of the Company. She is a Director of PPL Corporation, one of the largest investor-owned utilities in the U.S. with approximately 18,000 megawatts of power generation and is a Director of TD Bank US Holding Company and its two bank subsidiaries, TD Bank, N.A. and TD Bank USA, N.A. She was a founding partner of C&A Advisors, a consulting firm for financial services and risk management from 2009 to 2013, following her retirement in 2008 as the Senior Credit Risk Management Executive for Bank of America and Chief Credit Officer of U.S. Trust, an investment management company owned by Bank of America. Previously she spent 26 years with Citigroup in various leadership roles, including Division Executive - Latin America for the Citigroup Private Bank, Managing Director and Global Retail Industry Head, and Managing Director and co-head of the U.S. Telecommunications – Technology group for Citicorp Securities. Ms. von Althann provides executive leadership experience in finance and risk management including exposure to the banking and utility sectors.

Togo West

Hon. Togo Dennis West, Jr. is Independent Director of the Company. He is Chairman of TLI Leadership Group, a strategic consulting firm, since 2006. He serves on the boards of Krispy Kreme Doughnuts, Inc. and Bristol-Myers Squibb. From 2001-2014, he served as Chairman of Noblis, Inc., a non-profit science, technology and strategy organization. He has practiced law as managing partner in the New York law firm of Patterson Belknap Webb and Tyler and was of counsel to the D.C. based law firm of Covington & Burling. He also served as General Counsel to the Departments of Defense and the Navy. He was Senior Vice President for Government Affairs with Northrop Corporation. He served as Secretary of the United States Department of Veterans Affairs from 1998 to 2000 and Secretary of the United States Army from 1993 to 1998. Among other qualifications, He has executive leadership experience in the private sector and at the highest levels of government. He brings an extensive background in the military, government, and legal profession to the Company.

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