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Midstates Petroleum Company Inc (MPO)

MPO on New York Consolidated

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Alan Carr

48 2016 Non-Executive Chairman of the Board

David Sambrooks

59 2017 President, Chief Executive Officer, Director

Patrice Douglas

54 2016 Director

Neal Goldman

49 2016 Director

Todd Snyder

55 2016 Director

Randal Klein

50 2018 Independent Director

Evan Lederman

38 2018 Independent Director

David Proman

2018 Independent Director

Biographies

Name Description

Alan Carr

Mr. Alan J. Carr serves as Non-Executive Chairman of the Board of the Company. He is an investment professional with 20 years of experience working from the principal and advisor side on complex, process-intensive financial situations. Mr. Carr is the founder of Drivetrain Advisors, a fiduciary services firm that supports the investment community in legally- and process-intensive investments as a representative, director, or trustee. Prior to founding Drivetrain Advisors in 2013, Mr. Carr was a Managing Director at Strategic Value Partners, LLC ("Strategic Value Partners"), where he led financial restructurings for companies in North America and Europe, working in both the US and Europe over 9 years. Prior to joining Strategic Value Partners, Mr. Carr was a corporate attorney at Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom. Mr. Carr currently serves on the board of directors of Tanker Investments Ltd. and Brookfield DTLA Fund Office Trust Investor Inc. Mr. Carr currently does and has previously served on boards of a variety of companies in North America, Europe and Asia. He received his B.A. in Economics and Sociology from Brandeis University in 1992 and his J.D. from Tulane Law School in 1995.

David Sambrooks

Mr. David J. Sambrooks has been appointed as President, Chief Executive Officer, Director of the Company effective as of November 1, 2017. He has over 37 years of experience in the oil and gas exploration and production industry. Prior to joining Midstates, Mr. Sambrooks served from 2007 to 2016 as the President, Chief Executive Officer and a member of the Board of Directors of Sabine Oil & Gas, LLC, which was formerly known as NFR Energy LLC (“Sabine”). In his roles at Sabine, Mr. Sambrooks led strategic, financial, operational, business development and organizational efforts. From 2003 to 2007, Mr. Sambrooks served as Vice President and General Manager of the Southern Division for Devon Energy Corporation (“Devon”), and from 2001 to 2003 served as Vice President and General Manager of Devon’s International Division, where he led strategic, P&L, operational, business development and organizational efforts. Prior to Devon, Mr. Sambrooks’ career included key leadership and technical roles in domestic and international operations with Santa Fe Energy Resources, Oryx Energy and Sun Oil Company. Mr. Sambrooks currently serves as board president of the non-profit Communities In School of Houston and has served as a board member and volunteer for various other non-profit organizations. Mr. Sambrooks holds a Bachelors of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering from The University of Texas at Austin, and a Masters of Business Administration from The University of Houston.

Patrice Douglas

Ms. Patrice Douglas serve as Director of the Company. Ms. Douglas is the President of Emerging Markets of Premier Consulting Partners, a financial services company, as well as an attorney with the law firm of Latham Wagner Steele and Lehman, where she is Of Counsel. Ms. Douglas currently serves as a member of the board of directors of Avondale Acquisition Corp., ACP Sheet Metal Company, and UR Special Ministries. She previously was a Commissioner at the Oklahoma Corporation Commission, where she served as Vice-Chairman from February 2014 to January 2015 and as Chairman from August 2012 to February 2014. Her prior professional experience includes service as an Executive Vice President of First Fidelity Bank from 2008 to 2011, and as President, Greater OKC Metro Market, of SpiritBank from 2004 to 2008. Ms. Douglas was elected Mayor of the City of Edmond, Oklahoma in April 2009 and served for two consecutive terms. Ms. Douglas earned a B.S. degree in computer information systems from Oklahoma Christian University, and a J.D. from the University of Oklahoma College of Law.

Neal Goldman

Mr. Neal P. Goldman serves as Director of the Company. Mr. Goldman is a Managing Partner of SAGE Capital Investments, LLC, a consulting firm specializing in independent board of director services, proxy contest advising, strategic planning, and special situation investments. Mr. Goldman is an investment professional with over twenty years of experience. Prior to joining SAGE Capital, Mr. Goldman was a Managing Director at Och Ziff Capital Management, L.P. from 2014 through 2016 and was a Founding Partner of Brigade Capital Management, LLC in 2007. Mr. Goldman’s numerous board representations include roles as an independent member of the boards of directors of Lightsquared, Inc., Pimco Income Strategy Fund I & II, and Catalyst Paper Corporation, and a member of the boards of directors of Jacuzzi Brands and NII Holdings, Inc. Mr. Goldman received a B.A. degree from the University of Michigan and a MBA degree from the University of Illinois.

Todd Snyder

Mr. Todd R. Snyder serves as Director of the Company. Mr. Snyder is an Executive Vice Chairman of North American GFA and Co-Chair of the North American Debt Advisory and Restructuring Group of Rothschild Inc., a leading international investment banking and financial advisory firm. Mr. Snyder has been an advisor to companies in restructurings and reorganizations for twenty-eight years and has been instrumental in a diverse selection of complex transactions, including reorganizations, restructurings, financings, spinoffs, workouts, exchange offers, mergers, divestitures and management-led buyouts. Before joining Rothschild, Mr. Snyder was a Managing Director in the Restructuring and Reorganization group at Peter J. Solomon Company and a Managing Director at KPMG Peat Marwick in the Corporate Recovery Group, where he also was the National Director of the Corporate Recovery Practice for Governmental Enterprises (regulated and privatizing industries). Prior to moving to the investment banking field, Mr. Snyder practiced law in the Business Reorganization department of Weil, Gotshal & Manges. Mr. Snyder received a B.A. degree from Wesleyan University and a J.D. from the University of Pennsylvania Law School.

Randal Klein

Mr. Randal Klein is Independent Director of the Company. Randal Klein joined affiliates of Avenue Capital Management II, L.P. in 2004, and is currently a Portfolio Manager at Avenue where he assists with the direction of the investment activities of the Avenue U.S. strategy with a particular focus on transactions and restructurings while previously directing the investment activities of the Avenue Trade Claims funds. Previously, Mr. Klein was a Senior Vice President of the Avenue U.S. Funds. In such capacity, Mr. Klein was responsible for managing restructuring activities and identifying, analyzing and modeling investment opportunities for the Avenue U.S. strategy. Prior to joining Avenue, Mr. Klein was a Senior Vice President at Lehman Brothers, where his responsibilities included restructuring advisory work, financial sponsors coverage, mergers and acquisitions and corporate finance. Prior to Lehman, Mr. Klein worked in sales, marketing and engineering as an aerospace engineer for The Boeing Company. Mr. Klein currently serves, or has served, on the boards of Gravity Oilfield Services, Selcom Group, MagnaChip Semiconductor, Chassix Automotive, NextWave Holdco and American Media. Mr. Klein is a National Association of Corporate Directors (NACD) Board Leadership Fellow. Mr. Klein holds a B.S. in Aerospace Engineering, conferred with Highest Distinction from the University of Virginia, and an M.B.A. in Finance, conferred as a Palmer Scholar, from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.

Evan Lederman

Mr. Evan S. Lederman is Independent Director of the Company. Lederman joined Fir Tree in 2011 and is a Managing Director and a Partner. As Co-Head of Restructuring, Mr. Lederman focuses on managing the firm’s distressed credit, restructuring and litigation-oriented investment strategies, including energy and structured credit activist initiatives. Prior to joining Fir Tree Partners, Mr. Lederman worked in the Business Finance and Restructuring groups at Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP and Cravath, Swaine & Moore LLP. Mr. Lederman is currently a member of the board, in his capacity as a Fir Tree Partners employee, of Riviera Resources (Chairman of the Board), Roan Resources, Ultra Petroleum (Chairman of the Board), Amplify Energy (formerly Memorial Production Partners), New Emerald Energy LLC, and Deer Finance, LLC. Mr. Lederman received a J.D. degree with honors from New York University School of Law and a B.A., magna cum laude, from New York University.

David Proman

Mr. David Proman is Independent Director of the Company. David Proman joined Fir Tree in 2010 and is a Managing Director and a Partner. As Co-Head of Restructuring, Mr. Proman focuses on managing the firm’s distressed credit, restructuring and litigation-oriented investment strategies, including energy and structured credit activist initiatives. Mr. Proman has 15 years of investment experience in structured and corporate debt investing. Prior to joining Fir Tree, Mr. Proman was an analyst at Kore Advisors, a fixed income investment manager, where he helped manage corporate and structured mortgage credit investments. Mr. Proman is currently a member of the board, in his capacity as a Fir Tree Partners employee, of Amplify Energy (formerly Memorial Production Partners) (Chairman of the Board), New Emerald Energy LLC, and Deer Finance, LLC. Mr. Proman also serves on the Technical Committee of FHipo, a residential mortgage REIT in Mexico. Mr. Proman received a B.A in Economics from the University of Virginia.