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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Donald Misheff

61 2018 Non-Executive Chairman of the Board

Charles Jones

62 2015 President, Chief Executive Officer, Director

James Pearson

63 2015 Chief Financial Officer, Executive Vice President

Steven Strah

54 2016 Senior Vice President, President, FE Utilities

K. Jon Taylor

44 2013 Chief Accounting Officer, Vice President, Controller

Ebony Yeboah-Amankwah

40 2017 Vice President - State and Federal Regulatory Legal Affairs, Corporate Secretary, Chief Ethics Officer

Samuel Pierre-Louis

2018 Vice President - Information Technology

Leila Vespoli

58 2014 Executive Vice President, Corporate Strategy, Regulatory Affairs and Chief Legal Officer

Paul Addison

71 2003 Independent Director

Michael Anderson

66 2007 Independent Director

Steven Demetriou

59 2017 Independent Director

Julia Johnson

55 2011 Independent Director

Thomas Mitchell

62 2016 Independent Director

James ONeil

62 2017 Independent Director

Christopher Pappas

62 2011 Independent Director

Sandra Pianalto

63 2018 Independent Director

Luis Reyes

65 2013 Independent Director

Jerry Thornton

71 2015 Independent Director

Irene Prezelj

Vice President - Investor Relations

Biographies

Name Description

Donald Misheff

Mr. Donald T. Misheff, CPA has been appointed as Non-Executive Chairman of the Board of FirstEnergy Corp, effective May 15, 2018. He is Retired in 2011 as managing partner (a position held since 2003) of the Northeast Ohio offices of Ernst & Young LLP, a public accounting firm. He serves as a director of the following two other companies with publicly traded equity securities: TimkenSteel Corp. and Trinseo S.A. He is also a director of Aleris Corporation, whose common stock is privately held. Mr. Misheff graduated from The University of Akron with a major in accounting and is a Certified Public Accountant. As the managing partner of the Northeast Ohio offices of Ernst & Young LLP until his retirement in 2011, he advised many of the region’s largest companies on financial and corporate governance issues. He began his career with Ernst & Young LLP in 1978 as part of the audit staff and later joined the tax practice, specializing in accounting/financial reporting for income taxes, purchase accounting, and mergers and acquisitions. He has more than 30 years of experience performing, reviewing, and overseeing the audits of financial statements of a wide range of public companies. He also has served on numerous non-profit boards.

Charles Jones

Mr. Charles Edward Jones, Jr., is President, Chief Executive Officer, Director of the Company. He was Executive Vice President and President, FirstEnergy Utilities from 2014 to 2015, Senior Vice President and President, FirstEnergy Utilities from 2010 to 2011, and also served as President of your Company’s utility subsidiaries from 2010 to 2015. He also serves as a director of many other subsidiaries of your Company, and served as a director of FirstEnergy Solutions Corp. (“FES”) from 2015 to 2016. He received an undergraduate degree in electrical engineering from The University of Akron. He also attended the United States Naval Academy and was a member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers. He completed the Reactor Technology Course for Utility Executives at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and the Public Utility Executive Program at the University of Michigan. He has had an extensive, nearly forty-year career, at Ohio Edison Company and later FirstEnergy Corp., and has held various executive leadership positions, most recently Executive Vice President and President of FirstEnergy Utilities, and currently President and CEO. With this vast experience, Mr. Jones brings to your Board an extraordinary understanding of the inner workings of the public utilities industry and FirstEnergy.

James Pearson

Mr. James F. Pearson is Chief Financial Officer, Executive Vice President of the Company. He was Senior Vice President of FirstEnergy Corp. Mr. Pearson joined the company in 1976 in the Accounting Department at Pennsylvania Power Company, a subsidiary of Ohio Edison. He held several positions prior to being named director of Financial Reporting at Ohio Edison in 1992. Mr. Pearson was promoted to group controller for FirstEnergy Solutions in 2001, group controller for Strategic Planning and Operations in 2004, and was named treasurer of FirstEnergy Corp. in 2005. He received a bachelor of science degree in accounting from Westminster College, New Wilmington, Pennsylvania, in 1976, and completed the Reactor Technology Course for Utility Executives at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Mr. Pearson was a board member for Mobile Meals and is business chairman for the Great Trail Council Friends of Scouting Business Division.

Steven Strah

Mr. Steven E. Strah is Senior Vice President and President of FirstEnergy Utilities Subsidiary of the Company.

K. Jon Taylor

Mr. K. Jon Taylor is Chief Accounting Officer, Vice President, Controller of FirstEnergy Corp. Prior to being elected Vice President, Controller and CAO, Mr. Taylor, was Vice President and Assistant Controller of FirstEnergy beginning in October 2012. Prior to that, Mr. Taylor was the Assistant Controller of FirstEnergy Solutions/FirstEnergy Generation from April 2012 to October 2012 and Assistant Controller of FirstEnergy Utilities from September 2010 to April 2012. From when he joined FirstEnergy in August, 2009 to September 2010, he held the title of Manager, Financial Reporting and Technical Accounting. Mr. Taylor worked at PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP for approximately 13 years before joining FirstEnergy. PricewaterhouseCoopers is FirstEnergy's independent registered public accounting firm, but is not an affiliate of FirstEnergy.

Ebony Yeboah-Amankwah

Ms. Ebony L. Yeboah-Amankwah is Vice President - State and Federal Regulatory Legal Affairs, Corporate Secretary, Chief Ethics Officer of the Company. She joined FirstEnergy in 2005 as an attorney supporting the company's Treasury Department, and was promoted several times in the Legal Department, developing expertise in the area of state regulatory affairs. In 2011, she was named executive director of State Affairs, managing legislative and regulatory strategy across the company's six-state service area. She returned to the Legal Department in 2012 and most recently served as Executive Director, State and FERC Legal Affairs. Ms. Yeboah-Amankwah earned Bachelor of Arts degrees in political science and philosophy from Washington & Jefferson College, and received her law degree from Washington and Lee University.

Samuel Pierre-Louis

Mr. Samuel Pierre-Louis has been appointed as Vice President - Information Technology of the Company, effective May 14, 2018. In this role, Pierre-Louis is responsible for the strategic planning and day-to-day management of FirstEnergy's information technology (IT) organization, including security, infrastructure, business system software and hardware, network engineering and operations. Pierre-Louis joins FirstEnergy from Providence St. Joseph Health inIrvine, Ca., where he was vice president, chief information security officer. He also has served as technology director and chief information security officer at University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center and as an information security consultant at IBM Internet Security Systems. Pierre-Louis holds Bachelor of Science degrees in mechanical engineering and materials science engineering from The University of Connecticut and a Masters of Business Administration in finance and information systems from The University of Texas at Dallas. He is currently pursuing a Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) degree in system and engineering management from Texas Tech University.

Leila Vespoli

Ms. Leila L. Vespoli is Executive Vice President, Corporate Strategy, Regulatory Affairs and Chief Legal Officer of First Energy Corp. Ms. Vespoli's responsibilities include all legal affairs for FirstEnergy. She also oversees Governmental Affairs, Communications, Corporate Affairs & Community Involvement, Real Estate, Corporate and Records Management. She joined Ohio Edison as an associate attorney in 1984, and was named attorney in 1985, senior attorney in 1995, and associate General Counsel for FirstEnergy in 1997. She was elected vice president and General Counsel in 2000 and senior vice president and General Counsel in 2001. Ms. Vespoli graduated from Miami University with a bachelor of science degree in business economics and earned a law degree from Case Western Reserve University.

Paul Addison

Mr. Paul T. Addison is Independent Director of FirstEnergy Corp. Mr. Addison received an M.B.A. in Finance and General Business Administration from the Harvard University Graduate School of Business. His career included positions of increasing responsibility in the investment banking and financial services sector, culminating as a managing director of the Utilities Department at Salomon Smith Barney (Citigroup). This wealth of experience in the utilities department in the financial services sector makes Mr. Addison a strong contributor to your Board and your Company.

Michael Anderson

Mr. Michael J. Anderson, CPA is Independent Director of FirstEnergy Corp. He is Chairman of the board of directors since 2016, and executive chairman of the board of directors from 2009 to 2015, of The Andersons, Inc., a diversified public company with interests in the grain, ethanol and plant nutrient sectors of U.S. agriculture, as well as in railcar leasing and repair and turf products production. He also served as chief executive officer of The Andersons, Inc. from 1999 to 2015. Director of the Company since 2007. Mr. Anderson received an M.B.A. in Finance and Accounting from the Northwestern University Kellogg Graduate School of Management and was a Certified Public Accountant. He participated in the Harvard Advanced Management Program. Mr. Anderson was an auditor for Arthur Young & Co. In 1996, he became president and chief operating officer of The Andersons, Inc., and he is currently that company’s chairman. Mr. Anderson’s experience in the accounting and executive management areas are invaluable assets for your Board.

Steven Demetriou

Mr. Steven J. Demetriou is Independent Director of the company. He is Chairman, chief executive officer and director of Jacobs Engineering Group Inc., a provider of technical professional and construction services, since August 2015. Chairman and chief executive officer (from 2004 to 2015) of Aleris Corporation (“Aleris”), a manufacturer of aluminum rolled products. Mr. Demetriou was chairman and chief executive officer of Aleris when it filed a voluntary petition under Chapter 11 of the United States Bankruptcy Code in 2009 and when it successfully emerged from those proceedings in June 2010. He served as a director (from 2008 to 2014) and non-executive chairman (from 2011 to 2014) of Foster-Wheeler AG; director of the OM Group (from 2005 to 2015); and director of Kraton Corporation (from 2009 to 2017). Director of the Company since January 2017. Mr. Demetriou received his Bachelor of Science degree in chemical engineering from Tufts University. His experience includes more than 30 years of leadership and senior management roles, including 15 years in the role of chief executive officer. In addition, he brings experience in a variety of industries, including engineering, construction and oil and gas. His extensive executive and board experience has equipped him with leadership skills and the knowledge of board processes and functions. This experience qualifies him to serve as a member of your Board.

Julia Johnson

Ms. Julia L. Johnson, J.D., is Independent Director of FirstEnergy Corp. She is resident of NetCommunications, LLC, a national regulatory and public affairs firm focusing primarily on energy, telecommunications and broadcast regulation, since 2000. She serves as a director of the following three other public companies: American Water Works Company, Inc., MasTec, Inc., and NorthWestern Corporation. Director of the Company since 2011. She was a director of Allegheny Energy, at which time she became a director of your Company in connection with Allegheny Energy’s merger with your Company. Ms. Johnson received her law degree from the University of Florida College of Law after graduating from the University of Florida with a Bachelor of Science in business administration. She is a former chairman and commissioner of the Florida Public Service Commission, which provides her with valuable insight into the electric utility industry. In her current position as president of NetCommunications, LLC, she develops strategies for achieving objectives through advocacy directed at critical decision makers. She previously served as senior vice president of Communications and Marketing at Milcom Technologies and also has additional public company board experience. Ms. Johnson’s extensive regulatory background, legal experience and additional board experience qualify her to serve as a member of your Board.

Thomas Mitchell

Mr. Thomas N. Mitchell is Independent Director of FirstEnergy Corp. He is retired in 2015 as the president, chief executive officer and director (positions held since 2009) of Ontario Power Generation Inc. (“OPG”), an Ontario-based electricity generation company. He is also a former director and member of the leadership and compensation committee of the Electric Power Research Institute. Director of your Company since 2016. Mr. Mitchell received his undergraduate degree in Engineering (Nuclear and Thermal Sciences) from Cornell University, his Master of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering from George Washington University and his LLD (Hon) from University of Ontario Institute of Technology, which is an honorary degree. He has extensive experience in the nuclear industry and as a senior executive. Prior to his most recent executive position at OPG, he held progressively more responsible leadership roles before being named the site vice president at the Peach Bottom Atomic Power Station, where he directed the day-to-day operations of the station. He also served as a vice president for the Institute of Nuclear Power Operations and as a Lieutenant (Naval Reactors) in the US Navy. Mr. Mitchell’s nuclear industry experience, along with his broad leadership and business skills, are essential to your Board.

James ONeil

Mr. James F. ONeil III, is Independent Director of the Company. Partner, Western Commerce Group, an advisory and investment firm, since 2016. He is also the principal owner, since October 2017, of Forefront Solutions, LLC, which provides consulting services primarily to the energy infrastructure industry. President, chief executive officer and director of Quanta Services, Inc., a provider of specialty contracting services to the electric power and oil and gas industries (from 2011 to 2016). He serves as a director of the following other public company: Hennessy Capital Acquisition Corp. III. Director of your Company since January 2017. Mr. O’Neil received his Bachelor of Science degree in civil engineering from Tulane University. His experience includes more than 15 years of leadership and senior management roles, including the role of chief executive officer, chief operating officer and senior vice president of operations integration and audit. His extensive executive and board experience has equipped him with leadership skills and the knowledge of board processes and functions. Additionally, Mr. O’Neil’s general corporate decision-making and engineering experience makes him a valuable member to your Board.

Christopher Pappas

Mr. Christopher Daniel Pappas is Independent Director of FirstEnergy Corp. He is President, chief executive officer and director of Trinseo S.A., a producer of plastics, latex and rubber, since 2010. President and chief executive officer of NOVA Chemicals Corporation (later referred to as Nova Chemicals), a producer of plastics and chemicals, in 2009. President and chief operating officer from 2008 to 2009, chief operating officer from 2006 to 2008, and senior vice president & president, Styrenics from 2000 to 2006 for Nova Chemicals. He serves as a director of one other company with publicly traded equity securities: Univar Inc. Within the past five years, he also served as a director of AYE (merged with your Company in 2011) from 2008 to 2011. He received an M.B.A. from the Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania and an undergraduate degree in Civil Engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology. He served in various leadership capacities at NOVA Chemicals, Dow Chemical, and DuPont Dow Elastomers and has also served on other public company boards. His executive and board experience has equipped him with leadership skills and the knowledge of board processes and functions. Additionally, Mr. Pappas’s general corporate decision-making and senior executive experience with a commodity-based business provides a useful background for understanding the operations of your Company.

Sandra Pianalto

Ms. Sandra Pianalto serves as Independent Director of the Company. Ms. Pianalto retired in May 2014 as president and chief executive officer of the Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland, a position she held since 2003. Prior to retiring, Ms. Pianalto also chaired the Federal Reserve’s Financial Services Policy Committee, which is a committee of senior Federal Reserve Bank officials responsible for overall direction of financial services and related support functions for the Federal Reserve Banks and for leadership in the evolving U.S. payment system. Ms. Pianalto is an advisory trustee and holds the FirstMerit chair in banking at the University of Akron. She also serves as a director of the following three other public companies: Eaton Corporation plc, Prudential Financial, Inc. and The J.M. Smucker Company. Director of your Company since February 2018. Ms. Pianalto has extensive experience in monetary policy and financial services, and brings wide-ranging leadership and operating skills through her former roles with the Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland and experience serving as a director of other public companies. Ms. Pianalto joined the Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland in 1983 as an economist in the research department and held progressively more responsible leadership roles before being named president and chief executive officer. As president and chief executive officer of the Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland, she developed expertise in economic research, management of financial institutions, and payment services to banks and the U.S. Treasury. In this role, Ms. Pianalto also managed approximately 950 employees in Cleveland, Cincinnati and Pittsburgh who conducted economic research and supervised financial institutions. Prior to joining the Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland, Ms. Pianalto was an economist at the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System and served on the staff of the Budget Committee of the U.S. House of Representatives.

Luis Reyes

Mr. Luis A. Reyes is Independent Director of FirstEnergy Corp. He has Retired in 2011 as a Regional Administrator (a position held since 2008) of the NRC. Executive Director of Operations of the NRC from 2004 to 2008 and has held various other positions with the NRC since 1978. He received his undergraduate degree in Electrical Engineering and his Master of Science degree in Nuclear Engineering from the University of Puerto Rico. He has extensive experience in the nuclear field and has held senior leadership positions with the NRC. He joined the NRC in 1978 where he held progressively more responsible leadership roles before being named executive director of operations in 2004, where he managed the day-to-day operations of the agency. He also served as regional administrator for NRC Region II, overseeing all new commercial nuclear power plant construction in the country as well as operating plant inspections in the southeast United States.

Jerry Thornton

Dr. Jerry Sue Thornton, Ph.D., is Independent Director of FirstEnergy Corp. She is Chief executive officer of Dream Catcher Educational Consulting, a consulting firm that provides coaching and professional development for newly selected college and university presidents. Retired President (a position held from 1992 to 2013) of Cuyahoga Community College. Upon her retirement, Cuyahoga Community College honored Dr. Thornton with the title of President Emeritus. She serves as a director of the following three other companies with publicly traded equity securities: Applied Industrial Technologies, Inc., Barnes & Noble Education, Inc. and RPM, Inc. She also served as a director of American Greetings Corporation from 2000 to 2013. Dr. Thornton received her Ph.D. degree from the University of Texas at Austin and her M.A. and B.A. degrees from Murray State University. She has extensive executive management and board experience, including her board service for other public companies and her participation on numerous key board committees. She is a recognized leader in the Northeast Ohio community.

Irene Prezelj