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SunCoke Energy Inc (SXC.N)

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

John Rowe

72 2018 Non-Executive Chairman of the Board

Michael Rippey

60 2017 President, Chief Executive Officer

Fay West

47 2014 Chief Financial Officer, Senior Vice President

Katherine Gates

40 2015 Senior Vice President, Chief Compliance Officer, General Counsel

Gary Yeaw

59 2015 Senior Vice President of Human Resources

P. Michael Hardesty

54 2015 Senior Vice President, Commercial Operations, Business Development, Terminals and International Coke

Allison Lausas

37 2014 Vice President, Controller

Susan Landahl

56 2017 Director

Andrew Africk

51 2016 Independent Director

Alvin Bledsoe

68 2011 Independent Director

Peter Hamilton

70 2011 Independent Director

Robert Peiser

68 2016 Independent Director

James Sweetnam

64 2012 Independent Director

Kyle Bland

2015 IR Contact Officer

Biographies

Name Description

John Rowe

Dr. John W. Rowe, M.D., re-appointed as Non-Executive Chairman of the Board of the Company effective January 1, 2018. Mr. Rowe was elected as a director of SunCoke Energy, Inc., effective April 1, 2012. On March 12, 2012, Mr. Rowe retired as Chairman, Chief Executive Officer and director of Exelon Corporation, or Exelon (an electric utility company), and as a director of Commonwealth Edison Company and PECO Energy Company, both subsidiaries of Exelon. He served as a director and Chief Executive Officer or Co-Chief Executive Officer of Exelon since its formation in October 2000. He served as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Exelon since April 2002. At various times since 2000, he also held the title of President of Exelon. He previously served as Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer of Unicom Corporation and Commonwealth Edison Company from March 1998 until October 2000. Mr. Rowe is a director of Northern Trust Corporation (an international financial services company), where he serves as Lead Director, chair of its Corporate Governance Committee and as a member of its Capital Governance Committee and Compensation and Benefits and Executive Committees. Mr. Rowe also joined the Board of Directors of The Allstate Corporation (an insurance company) in 2012, where he serves as Chair of the Compensation and Succession Committee and as a member of the Nominating and Governance Committee. In October 2013, Mr. Rowe was elected to the board of directors of American DG Energy, Inc. (a supplier of low-cost energy to customers through distributed power generating systems).

Michael Rippey

Mr. Michael G. Rippey has been appointed as President, Chief Executive Officer of the Company, effective December 1, 2017. Mr. Rippey is an accomplished senior executive with a wealth of finance, sales, operations and management experience in the metals industry. He has successfully dealt with dynamic and challenging business environments and, as a past executive officer and Chairman of ArcelorMittalUSA, he has an intimate knowledge and understanding of the challenges and opportunities facing SunCoke as it continues to serve the steel industry. Mr. Rippey earned a Bachelor of Science in Marketing from Indiana University, Bloomington, IN, a Master of Science in Banking and Finance from Loyola University, Chicago, IL, and a Master of Business Administration from The University of Chicago. Mr. Rippey currently serves on the Board of Directors of Olympic Steel, Inc., a$1.1 billion steel service center headquartered in Ohio, where he is a member of the Nominating Committee, the Compensation Committee and the Audit and Compliance Committee.

Fay West

Ms. Fay West is a Chief Financial Officer, Senior Vice President of the Company. Ms. West was appointed as Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of SunCoke Energy, Inc. in October 2014. Prior to that time, she served as Vice President and Controller of SunCoke Energy, Inc. since February 2011. In addition, Ms. West was named Vice President and Controller and appointed to the Board of Directors of SunCoke Energy Partners GP LLC, in July 2012. Prior to joining SunCoke Energy, Inc., she was Assistant Controller at United Continental Holdings, Inc. (an airline holding company) from April 2010 to January 2011. She was Vice President, Accounting and Financial Reporting for PepsiAmericas, Inc. (a manufacturer and distributor of beverage products) from December 2006 through March 2010 and Director of Financial Reporting from December 2005 to December 2006. Ms. West worked at GATX Corporation from 1998 to 2005 in various accounting roles, including Vice President and Controller of GATX Rail Company from 2001 to 2005 and Assistant Controller of GATX Corporation from 2000 to 2001. Ms. West is a director of Quaker Chemical Corporation (a leading manufacturer and supplier of process fluids and specialty chemicals) where she also serves a member of its Audit Committee.

Katherine Gates

Ms. Katherine T. Gates is a Senior Vice President, Chief Compliance Officer, General Counsel of the Company. Ms. Gates was appointed Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Chief Compliance Officer, effective October 22, 2015. At that time, she also was appointed as a Director of SunCoke Energy Partners GP, LLC. Ms. Gates joined SunCoke in February 2013 as Senior Health, Environment and Safety Counsel. She was promoted to Vice President and Assistant General Counsel in July 2014, where she focused on litigation, regulatory and commercial matters. Ms. Gates began her legal career in private practice as a Partner at Beveridge & Diamond, P.C. She served on the firm’s Management Committee, where she addressed budget, compensation, commercial, and other issues. Ms. Gates also co-chaired the civil litigation section of the firm’s Litigation Practice Group.

Gary Yeaw

Mr. Gary P. Yeaw is a Senior Vice President of Human Resources of the Company. Mr. Yeaw was appointed Senior Vice President, Human Resources of SunCoke Energy, Inc. on November 1, 2015. Prior to that, he was Vice President, Human Resources. Mr. Yeaw leads the human resources function at SunCoke Energy, Inc., and is responsible for key organizational activities. Prior to joining SunCoke Energy, Inc., he was Executive Vice President, Human Resources and Communications for Chemtura Corporation. Mr. Yeaw also served as Vice President, Human Resources for American Standard Companies, as well as Vice President, Human Resources Operational Excellence in charge of global benefit programs, labor relations, HR systems and employee services. Mr. Yeaw holds professional designations as a Senior Human Resources Professional, Certified Compensation Professional and was a charter member of the International Society of Employee Benefits Specialists.

P. Michael Hardesty

Mr. P. Michael Hardesty is a Senior Vice President, Commercial Operations, Business Development, Terminals and International Coke of the Company. Mr. Hardesty was appointed Senior Vice President, Commercial Operations, Business Development, Terminals and International Coke of SunCoke Energy, Inc., effective October 1, 2015. At that time, he also was appointed as a Director of SunCoke Energy Partners GP, LLC. Mr. Hardesty joined SunCoke Energy, Inc. in 2011 as Senior Vice President, Sales and Commercial Operations, and has more than 30 years of experience in the mining industry. Before joining SunCoke, Mr. Hardesty served as Senior Vice President for International Coal Group, Inc. (“ICG”), where he was responsible for leading the sales and marketing functions and was a key member of the executive management team. Prior to ICG, Mr. Hardesty served as Vice President of Commercial Optimization at Arch Coal, where he developed and executed trade strategies, optimized production output and directed coal purchasing activities. He is a past board member and Secretary-Treasurer of the Putnam County Development Authority in West Virginia.

Allison Lausas

Ms. Allison S. Lausas is Vice President, Controller of the Company. Ms. Lausas was appointed Vice President and Controller of both SunCoke Energy, Inc. and SunCoke Energy Partners GP LLC, the general partner of SunCoke Energy Partners, L.P., in October 2014. Ms. Lausas joined SunCoke Energy, Inc. in 2011 and most recently held the role of Assistant Controller. Prior to joining SunCoke Energy, Inc., she worked as an auditor at KPMG LLP, an audit, advisory and tax services firm, from 2002 to 2011, where she served both public and private corporations in the consumer and industrial markets.

Susan Landahl

Ms. Susan R. Landahl is appointed as Director of the company effective September 1, 2017. She has served as Senior Vice President, Organizational Effectiveness and Integrated Performance Assessment of Exelon Generation Company, LLC, a major generator and marketer of electricity and a subsidiary of Exelon Corporation, one of the nation’s largest power generators, with operations in 48 states. Since joining Exelon in 1999, Landahl has held a number of senior leadership positions, including Senior Vice President, Operations Integration & Business Development from August 2012 to January 2014, and Chief Operating Officer & Senior Vice President, Exelon Nuclear from June 2010 to August 2012. In this latter position, she oversaw 10 facilities with 17 nuclear reactors in Illinois, New Jersey and Pennsylvania, and was responsible for 5,000 employees and annual budgets in excess of $1.5 billion. Exelon’s nuclear fleet has since grown to 14 nuclear facilities, including 23 reactors in five states. As Vice President, Industry Leadership at the Institute for Nuclear Power Operations from January 2014 to June 2015, Landahl led development of INPO 15-005, now the industry standard for leadership development and organizational effectiveness for the entire U.S. nuclear fleet and much of the world. She is a current member of the Advisory Committee for the Future of Nuclear Study. Landahl has a Bachelor of Science degree in Nuclear Engineering and Fission Reactor Technology from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (“MIT”), and holds a Masters of Science degree in Nuclear Engineering and Health Physics from MIT. She also has completed the Advanced Management Program at the Harvard University Business School.

Andrew Africk

Mr. Andrew D. Africk is an Independent Director of the Company. Mr. Africk was appointed as a director of SunCoke Energy, Inc., effective March 7, 2016. Mr. Africk founded Searay Capital LLC (a private investment company) in 2013. He previously spent 21 years at Apollo Global Management LLC (an alternative asset management firm), including as a senior partner responsible for Apollo’s investments in technology and communications, including Apollo’s purchases of Intelsat Ltd. (a global provider of commercial satellite services) and Hughes Communications, Inc. (a leading provider of satellite technology). Mr. Africk serves on the boards of ADT Inc. (the largest home security monitoring company in the U.S.) and of RPX Corp. (a manager of patent assets for the high technology sector). Mr. Africk’s previous public company board service includes Hughes Communications, Inc. (December 2005 to June 2011), where he served as Chair of the Governance Committee and a member of the Compensation Committee; Hughes Telematics, Inc. (April 2009 to June 2013), where he served as a member of the Compensation Committee; and Skyterra Communications Inc. (June 1998 to March 2010), where he was a member of the Audit and Compensation Committees. In addition, Mr. Africk serves on several private company boards, and also is a member of the Board of Overseers of the University of Pennsylvania School of Engineering and the UCLA Science Board.

Alvin Bledsoe

Mr. Alvin Bledsoe is an Independent Director of the Company. Mr. Bledsoe was elected as a director of SunCoke Energy, Inc. in June 2011. From 1972 until his retirement from the firm in 2005, Mr. Bledsoe served in various senior roles at PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP, or PwC (an international accounting firm). He joined the Board of Directors of Crestwood Gas Services GP LLC (the general partner of Crestwood Midstream Partners LP, a master limited partnership in the natural gas industry), formerly Quicksilver Gas Services, in 2007. Following the October 2013 merger and subsequent related corporate restructuring between Crestwood Midstream Partners LP, Inergy, L.P. and Inergy Midstream, L.P., Mr. Bledsoe is now a director of Crestwood Equity GP LLC, the general partner of Crestwood Equity Partners LP (a natural gas and crude oil logistics master limited partnership holding company), where he is a member of the Audit Committee. He also is a director of Crestwood Midstream GP LLC, the general partner of Crestwood Midstream Partners LP (a natural gas and crude oil logistics master limited partnership), where he is also a member of the Audit Committee. In 2015, Crestwood Equity Partners acquired Crestwood Midstream Partners and eliminated the need for a separate Crestwood Midstream Partners

Peter Hamilton

Mr. Peter B. Hamilton is an Independent Director of the Company. Mr. Hamilton was elected as a director of SunCoke Energy, Inc. in June 2011. Mr. Hamilton is the former Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Brunswick Corporation (a global designer, manufacturer and marketer of recreation products), a position he held from September 2008 until his retirement in February 2013. Mr. Hamilton returned to Brunswick Corporation in September 2008 after retiring from the company in 2007. He was President of the Life Fitness division of Brunswick Corporation from 2005 to 2006 and President of the Brunswick Boat Group from 2006 to 2007. He also served as Vice Chairman of the Board of Brunswick Corporation from 2000 until his initial retirement in 2007. He joined the Board of Directors of Oshkosh Corporation (a designer, manufacturer and marketer of specialty vehicles and vehicle bodies) in 2011 and is the chair of its Audit Committee. Mr. Hamilton currently serves as a director of the American Arbitration Association.

Robert Peiser

Mr. Robert A. Peiser is an Independent Director of the Company. Mr. Peiser was appointed as a director of SunCoke Energy, Inc., effective March 7, 2016. Mr. Peiser is engaged in active service on public as well as private corporate and not-for-profit boards. From 2008 to May 2010, Mr. Peiser served as the Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of the Board of Omniflight Helicopters, Inc. (an air medical services provider). From April 2002 through January 2008, he was President, CEO and a director of Imperial Sugar Company (a refiner and marketer of sugar products). Mr. Peiser has been a director of USA Truck, Inc. (intermodal transportation and logistics services provider) since February 2012 and has been its Chairman since November 2012. His previous public company board service includes Standard Register Company (October 2013 to November 2015), where he served as chair of its Compensation Committee and was a member of its Governance Committee; Primary Energy Recycling Corp. (June 2013 to December 2014), where he served as Chairman of the Board and was a member of the Audit, Compensation and Governance Committees; Team Industrial Services, Inc. (July 2007 to September 2012), where he was a member of the Audit, Compensation and Executive Committees; Solutia, Inc. (February 2008 to July 2012), where he served as chair of the Governance Committee and was a member of the Risk Committee; and Signature Group Holdings, Inc. (June 2010 to May 2011) where he served as Vice Chairman and was chair of the Audit Committee. Mr. Peiser also is the immediate past Chairman of the Texas TriCities Chapter of the National Association of Corporate Directors.

James Sweetnam

Mr. James E. Sweetnam is an Independent Director of the Company. Mr. Sweetnam was elected as a director of SunCoke Energy, Inc. in January 2012. Mr. Sweetnam served as President, Chief Executive Officer and a director of Dana Holding Corporation, or Dana (a motor vehicle parts supplier), from July 2009 until November 2010. From 1997 until June 2009, Mr. Sweetnam served in senior management positions at Eaton Corporation, or Eaton (a global diversified power management company), including as President of the Truck Group from 2001 until June 2009. Prior to joining Eaton, Mr. Sweetnam spent 10 years with Cummins, Inc. (a diesel and natural gas engine designer, manufacturer and distributor) in a variety of senior management positions. He currently serves on the Board of Directors of Republic Airways Holdings, Inc. (an airline holding corporation) and LMI (a private, not-for-profit corporation that provides management consulting, research and analysis to governments and other nonprofit organizations) and is a member of its Audit and Governance Committees. From February 2007 until its acquisition by Berkshire Hathaway Inc. in September 2011, Mr. Sweetnam served as a director of Lubrizol Corporation (a specialty chemicals company) and as a member of its Audit, Nominating and Governance and Organization and Compensation Committees. Mr. Sweetnam is currently a member of the faculty of the Ross School of Business at the University of Michigan.

Kyle Bland