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NuVista Energy Ltd (NVA.TO)

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Keith MacPhail

60 2003 Independent Chairman of the Board

Jonathan Wright

51 2011 President, Chief Executive Officer, Director

Ross Andreachuk

2014 Chief Financial Officer, Vice President - Finance and Corporate Secretary

Douglas McDavid

2006 Vice President - Operations

Kevin Asman

2010 Vice President - Marketing

Michael Lawford

2012 Vice President - Development

Joshua Truba

2016 Vice President - Land and Business Development

Pentti Karkkainen

62 2003 Lead Independent Director

Ronald Eckhardt

62 2013 Independent Director

Ronald Poelzer

55 2003 Independent Director

Brian Shaw

63 2014 Independent Director

Sheldon Steeves

63 2013 Independent Director

Deborah Stein

56 2016 Independent Director

Grant Zawalsky

57 2003 Independent Director

Biographies

Name Description

Keith MacPhail

Mr. Keith A. J. MacPhail is Independent Chairman of the Board of NuVista Energy Ltd. Mr. MacPhail has over 35 years of experience in the oil and gas industry and is currently Executive Chairman of Bonavista Energy Corporation. Prior thereto, Mr. MacPhail was the Chairman and CEO of Bonavista. Prior to joining Bonavista in 1997, Mr. MacPhail held progressively more responsible positions with Canadian Natural Resources Limited with his final position being Executive Vice President and COO. Prior thereto, he held the position of Production Manager with Poco Petroleums Ltd. Mr. MacPhail holds a Bachelor of Science (Honours) degree in Petroleum Engineering from the Montana College of Mineral Science, a diploma in Petroleum Technology (Honours) from SAIT and is a member of the Association of Professional Engineers, Geologists & Geophysicists of Alberta. Mr. MacPhail also serves on the board of directors of two other private companies and serves on the Board of Governors of SAIT Polytechic.

Jonathan Wright

Mr. Jonathan A. Wright is President, Chief Executive Officer, Director of NuVista Energy Ltd. Mr. Wright has been our President and Chief Executive Officer since May 9, 2011. Mr. Wright has more than 28 years of experience in the oil and gas industry. Prior to joining NuVista, Mr. Wright has held progressively more responsible roles both domestically and abroad with Talisman Energy Ltd., most recently as Senior Vice-President of Talisman's North American Conventional Production Division which produced approximately one-half of Talisman's North American production at the time. Prior to joining Talisman in 1995, Mr. Wright spent six years with Shell Canada Ltd. in various operations and business development roles. Mr. Wright possesses both a Masters and a Bachelor of Science Degree in Mechanical Engineering (with great distinction) from the University of Saskatchewan, where he earned, among other awards, the Canadian Governor General's Gold Medal for being the Outstanding University Post-Graduate for his pursuit in hydraulics and computer controls. In addition, Mr. Wright serves on the Board of Governors for CAPP, the Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers.

Ross Andreachuk

Mr. Ross Lloyd Andreachuk is a Chief Financial Officer, Vice President - Finance and Corporate Secretary of the company since September, 2014. prior to that he was Vice President, Controller of NuVista Energy Ltd. Prior thereto, Mr. Andreachuk was Controller commencing August 2006. Prior thereto, he was the Controller at Petrofund Energy Trust and Ultima Energy Trust.

Douglas McDavid

Kevin Asman

Mr. Kevin G. Asman is Vice President - Marketing of NuVista Energy Ltd. Prior thereto, Mr. Asman was Marketing Manager commencing July 2008. Prior thereto, he was Marketing Manager at TAQA North Ltd. (formerly, Northrock Resources Ltd.).

Michael Lawford

Mr. Michael J. Lawford is Vice President - Development of NuVista Energy Ltd. Prior thereto, Mr. Lawford was Executive Project Management Officer and Manager – New Plays at Talisman Energy Ltd. from 2009 and Senior Geologist at Northpoint Energy Ltd. from 2004 to 2009.

Joshua Truba

Mr. Joshua T. Truba is Vice President - Land and Business Development of the Company. Mr. Truba joined NuVista in February 2005 as Area Landman, he was promoted to Land Manager in May 2008.

Pentti Karkkainen

Mr. Pentti O. Karkkainen is Lead Independent Director of NuVista Energy Ltd. Mr. Karkkainen has over 30 years of investment management, energy sector research and investment banking experience, as well as four years of industry experience with Gulf Canada Resources. Mr. Karkkainen was a Co-Founder and General Partner of KERN Partners, a leading Canadian based energy focused capital markets and private equity firm, from September 2000 to July 2014 and was the firm's Senior Strategy Advisor from July, 2014 until his retirement from the firm in August, 2015. Prior to establishing KERN Partners, Mr. Karkkainen was Managing Director and Head of Oil and Gas Equity Research at RBC Capital Markets. Mr. Karkkainen holds a Bachelor of Science (Honours) degree in Geology from Carleton University in Ottawa and a Masters of Business Administration degree from Queen's University in Kingston.

Ronald Eckhardt

Mr. Ronald (Ron) J. Eckhardt is Independent Director of NuVista Energy Ltd. Mr. Eckhardt has more than 35 years of experience in the oil and gas industry. Most recently, Mr. Eckhardt was the Executive Vice-President, North American Operations for Talisman Energy Inc., a public oil and gas company from 2003 to 2009. Mr. Eckhardt joined Talisman (then BP Canada) in 1986 as Chief Drilling Engineer and held positions of increasing responsibility in domestic operations until his retirement in 2009. Mr. Eckhardt holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Manitoba.

Ronald Poelzer

Mr. Ronald J. Poelzer is Independent Director of NuVista Energy Ltd. Mr. Poelzer has more than 30 years of experience in the oil and gas industry and is currently Vice Chairman of Bonavista Energy Corporation. Prior thereto, Mr. Poelzer was Executive Vice President and Vice Chairman of Bonavista responsible for various strategic planning, business development, financial and capital market roles. Prior to joining Bonavista in 1997, Mr. Poelzer was with Poco Petroleum Ltd. as Vice President, Business Development. Prior thereto, Mr. Poelzer was in public accounting practise. Mr. Poelzer is a Chartered Professional Accountant and holds a Bachelor of Commerce (Distinction) degree from the University of Saskatchewan. Mr. Poelzer is also a member of the board of directors of various private companies and a charitable foundation.

Brian Shaw

Mr. Brian G. Shaw is Independent Director of the Company. Mr. Shaw is an experienced financial industry executive with particular expertise in capital markets and investing activities. He is also currently a director of Encana Corp., Manulife Bank of Canada and Manulife Trust Company. Mr. Shaw is an alumni of CIBC World Markets Inc. (and its predecessor firm Wood Gundy) where he was employed for 23 years. He was Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of CIBC World Markets Inc. from 2005 through 2008 and prior to that managed the Global Equities Division for a number of years. Mr. Shaw is a Chartered Financial Analyst and holds a Masters of Business Administration from the University of Alberta and a Bachelor of Commerce from the University of Alberta.

Sheldon Steeves

Mr. Sheldon B. Steeves is Independent Director of NuVista Energy Ltd. Mr. Steeves has more than 35 years of experience in the North American oil and natural gas business. Mr. Steeves was most recently the Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of Echoex Ltd., a private oil and natural gas exploration and production company. Mr. Steeves started Echoex Ltd. in January of 2001 and monetized the company in April 2012. Prior to Echoex, Mr. Steeves was the Chief Operating Officer of Renaissance Energy Ltd. Mr. Steeves holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Geology from the University of Calgary and is a member of the Association of Professional Engineers, Geologists and Geophysicists of Alberta, the Canadian Society of Petroleum Geologists and the American Association of Petroleum Geologists.

Deborah Stein

Ms. Deborah Stein is Independent Director of the Company. Ms. Stein has over 30 years of industry experience, including 17 years of direct experience in the oil and gas industry, most recently having held the position of Chief Financial Officer at AltaGas Ltd. Prior to joining AltaGas in 2005, Ms. Stein held various positions at TransCanada Corporation. Ms. Stein also led the finance functions of Wendy’s Restaurants of Canada and Paramount Canada’s Wonderland. She is currently a director of CEDA and past chair of Financial Executives Canada. Ms. Stein is a Chartered Professional Accountant, holds a designation from the Institute of Corporate Directors and obtained her Bachelor of Arts degree from York University, majoring in Economics.

Grant Zawalsky

Mr. Grant A. Zawalsky is Independent Director of NuVista Energy Ltd. Mr. Zawalsky is the Managing Partner of Burnet, Duckworth & Palmer LLP (Barristers and Solicitors) where he has been a Partner since 1994. Mr. Zawalsky holds a B.Comm and LL.B. from the University of Alberta and is a member of the Law Society of Alberta. Mr. Zawalsky currently sits on the board of directors of a number of private and public companies and is Corporate Secretary of ARC Resources Ltd., Bonavista Energy Corporation and RMP Energy Inc. Mr. Zawalsky is also a Governor of the Calgary Petroleum Club.

Basic Compensation

Name Fiscal Year Total

Keith MacPhail

179,324

Jonathan Wright

1,340,500

Ross Andreachuk

774,578

Douglas McDavid

774,515

Kevin Asman

644,774

Michael Lawford

794,264

Joshua Truba

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Pentti Karkkainen

148,274

Ronald Eckhardt

131,924

Ronald Poelzer

142,574

Brian Shaw

128,274

Sheldon Steeves

130,824

Deborah Stein

93,624

Grant Zawalsky

138,974
As Of  30 Dec 2016