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Ultra Petroleum Corp (UPL.OQ)

UPL.OQ on NASDAQ Stock Exchange Global Select Market

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Michael Watford

63 2005 Chairman of the Board, President, Chief Executive Officer

Garland Shaw

54 2014 Chief Financial Officer, Senior Vice President

C. Bradley Johnson

45 2014 Senior Vice President - Operations

Garrett Smith

44 2016 Vice President, General Counsel, Corporate Secretary

A. Kent Rogers

60 2012 Vice President - Drilling and Completions

William Helton

75 2012 Lead Independent Director

Neal Goldman

47 2017 Director

Alan Mintz

55 2017 Director

Roger Brown

72 2007 Independent Director

Michael Keeffe

65 2012 Independent Director

Stephen McDaniel

55 2006 Independent Director

Sandi Kraemer

2015 IR Contact Officer

Biographies

Name Description

Michael Watford

Mr. Michael D. Watford serves as Chairman of the Board, President, Chief Executive Officer of Ultra Petroleum Corp. Prior to joining Ultra Petroleum, Mr. Watford served as Chief Executive Officer of Nuevo Energy Company from 1994 to 1998. Mr. Watford has enjoyed a full range of domestic and international industry experiences in the exploration and production, downstream refinery and chemicals businesses and managed product marketing, processing, and pipeline businesses while working over his 42-year career. Mr. Watford has held various management positions for a number of energy companies including Shell Oil, Superior Oil, Meridian Oil (Burlington Resources), Torch Energy, and Nuevo Energy. Mr. Watford attended the University of Florida where he earned his undergraduate degree in Finance in 1975. While working for Shell Oil, he attended night school at the University of New Orleans where he earned his MBA in 1978. He is on the Board of Directors of Axip Energy Services, and he is a member of the National Petroleum Council, an oil and natural gas advisory committee to the U.S. Secretary of Energy. He also serves as a voting member on the Board of Trustees for Northwest Assistance Ministries.

Garland Shaw

Mr. Garland R. Shaw serves as Chief Financial Officer, Senior Vice President of Ultra Petroleum Corp., effective August 1, 2014. He has over 32 years of experience in the oil and natural gas industry, including accounting, financial analysis, and economic evaluation for large multi-national energy companies. Mr. Shaw earned an undergraduate degree in Accounting from Oklahoma State University and holds a Master of Business Administration from the University of Dallas. He is a Certified Public Accountant in the state of Texas.

C. Bradley Johnson

Mr. C. Bradley Johnson serves as Senior Vice President - Operations of Ultra Petroleum Corp. Mr. Johnson joined Ultra Petroleum in 2008 as Director, Reservoir Engineering and Planning, before being named Vice President, Reservoir Engineering and Development in 2011. Effective April 1, 2014, he was promoted to Senior Vice President, Operations. He has over 20 years of industry experience including operations, engineering, acquisitions, project management and corporate planning. Mr. Johnson has also led multi-disciplinary teams that included engineering, geology, geophysics and land professionals. Prior to joining Ultra, Mr. Johnson was employed by Anadarko Petroleum for 13 years where he served in various engineering and leadership roles in several assets located in onshore North America, shelf and deep water Gulf of Mexico and in Algeria. Mr. Johnson earned a Bachelor of Science in Petroleum Engineering from Texas A&M University and an M.S. in Petroleum Engineering from the University of Texas. He is a member of the Society of Petroleum Engineers and is a licensed professional engineer in Texas, Colorado, Wyoming and Pennsylvania.

Garrett Smith

Mr. Garrett B. Smith serves as Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary of the Company. He joined the Company in 2009 as Senior Attorney and Corporate Secretary, and in 2016 he was appointed Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary. He has over 15 years of legal experience in the oil and gas industry, including serving as general counsel for Leor Energy and as an associate at Bracewell LLP. Mr. Smith holds a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Northern Iowa and a J.D. from the University of Colorado.

A. Kent Rogers

Mr. A. Kent Rogers serves as Vice President - Drilling and Completions of Ultra Petroleum CorpMr. He joined Ultra Petroleum in 2005 as Senior Drilling Engineer earning roles with increasing responsibility culminating in his appointment to Vice President, Drilling and Completions in 2012. He has over 34 years of industry experience in all aspects of oil and gas operations in both domestic and international producing basins. He obtained a Bachelor of Science in Petroleum Engineering from the University of Oklahoma and is a member of the Society of Petroleum Engineers.

William Helton

Dr. William Charles Helton serves as Lead Independent Director of Ultra Petroleum Corp. Dr. Helton is a medical doctor and has been the President, Chief Financial Officer and a director of Enterprise Exploration & Production Inc., a private oil and gas exploration and development company, for more than the past five years. Dr. Helton has extensive historical knowledge about the Company.

Neal Goldman

Mr. Neal P. Goldman is Director of the Company., since April 12, 2017. Mr. Goldman is currently the Managing Member of SAGE Capital Investments, LLC, a consulting firm specializing in independent board of director services, turnaround consulting, strategic planning, and special situation investments. Mr. Goldman was a Managing Director at Och Ziff Capital Management, L.P. from 2014 to 2016 and a Founding Partner of Brigade Capital Management, LLC from 2007 to 2012. Mr. Goldman has served on the board of directors of Midstates Petroleum Company, Inc. (NYSE MKT:MPO) and Stone Energy Corporation (NYSE:SGY) since October 2016 and February 2017, respectively. He holds a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Michigan and a Master of Business Administration from the University of Illinois.

Alan Mintz

Mr. Alan J. Mintz is Director of the Company., since April 12, 2017. He is a Managing Principal of Stone Lion. Mr. Mintz co-founded Stone Lion in August 2008 and launched the Stone Lion Funds in November 2008, as the Co-Director of Tudor’s Distressed Debt Group (2008-2010). Prior to joining Tudor in June 2008, Mr. Mintz was employed by Bear Stearns (1997-2008) where he served as a Senior Managing Director, a Global Co-Head of Distressed Debt Trading and Proprietary Investments and the Director of Distressed Research. Mr. Mintz also served as a member of the President’s Advisory Council of Bear Stearns (2006-2008) and as a board member of various Bear Stearns’ portfolio companies. Prior to his employment with Bear Stearns, Mr. Mintz worked at Policano & Manzo (1990-1997) as Restructuring Advisor for financially troubled companies. He also was employed by Meisel Tuteur Turkel Lewis & Co. (1989-1990) as Director of Taxation and by Arthur Andersen & Co. (1983-1989) as a Senior Manager. Mr. Mintz received a Bachelor of Arts from Boston University in 1983.

Roger Brown

Mr. Roger A. Brown serves as Independent Director of Ultra Petroleum Corp. Prior to his retirement in 2007, Mr. Brown was Vice President of Strategic Initiatives for Smith International, Inc. (acquired by Schlumberger in 2010) from 2005 to 2007 and President of Smith Technologies, a division of Smith International, Inc., from 1998 to 2005. Prior to his 30 year career in oilfield services, Mr. Brown was a practicing attorney for eight years. He holds a Bachelor of Science, Economics, History and Political Science and a J.D. all from the University of Oklahoma. Mr. Brown currently serves on the Board of McDermott International Inc. (NYSE:MDR).

Michael Keeffe

Mr. Michael J. Keeffe serves as Independent Director of Ultra Petroleum Corp. Prior to his retirement in 2011, Mr. Keeffe was a Senior Audit Partner with Deloitte & Touche LLP. He has 35 years of public accounting experience at Deloitte & Touche directing financial statement audits of public companies, principally in the oil field service and engineering and construction industries, most with significant international operations. He also served as a senior risk management and quality assurance partner in the firm’s consultation network. He is a Certified Public Accountant and holds a Bachelor of Arts and a Master of Business Administration from Tulane University. Mr. Keeffe currently serves on the Board of Gulf Island Fabrication, Inc. (NASDAQ:GIFI).

Stephen McDaniel

Mr. Stephen J. McDaniel serves as Independent Director of Ultra Petroleum Corp. Mr. McDaniel also previously served as a director of Midstates Petroleum Company, Inc. (NYSE MKT:MPO), where he was previously President and Chief Executive Officer and non-executive Chairman. Since 2013, Mr. McDaniel has served on the Executive Board of the Lone Star Chapter of Big Brothers Big Sisters. His previous experience included approximately ten years of oil and gas investment banking, the majority of which was with Merrill Lynch where he held the position of Managing Director. He began his career with Conoco in 1983 where he held a variety of engineering, operations, and business development positions.

Sandi Kraemer

Basic Compensation

Name Fiscal Year Total

Michael Watford

4,093,910

Garland Shaw

1,985,410

C. Bradley Johnson

1,598,370

Garrett Smith

--

A. Kent Rogers

989,377

William Helton

265,000

Neal Goldman

--

Alan Mintz

--

Roger Brown

265,000

Michael Keeffe

280,000

Stephen McDaniel

265,000

Sandi Kraemer

--
As Of  30 Dec 2016