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Approach Resources Inc (AREX.OQ)

AREX.OQ on NASDAQ Stock Exchange Global Select Market

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

James Crain

69 2019 Chairman of the Board

Sergei Krylov

41 2019 Chief Executive Officer, Chief Financial Officer

Troy Hoefer

54 2015 Senior Vice President - Engineering

Ian Shaw

34 2018 Principal Accounting Officer

J. Curtis Henderson

55 2013 Chief Administrative Officer, Corporate Secretary

Vean Gregg

50 2014 Lead Independent Director

Alan Bell

72 2010 Independent Director

Matthew Kahn

58 2017 Independent Director

Morgan Neff

38 2017 Independent Director

Matthew Wilks

35 2017 Independent Director

Biographies

Name Description

James Crain

Mr. James C. Crain is Chairman of the Board of the company. he was an Independent Director of the Company. Mr. Crain joined as a director in June 2007 and is Chairman of our Nominating and Governance Committee and a member of our Audit Committee. Mr. Crain has been in the energy industry for more than 40 years, both as an attorney and as an executive officer. Until his retirement in July 2013, Mr. Crain was an officer of Marsh Operating Company, an investments management company focusing on energy investing, including his last position as President, which he held since 1989. Before joining Marsh in 1984, Mr. Crain was a partner in the law firm of Jenkens & Gilchrist, where he headed the firm’s energy section. Mr. Crain currently serves as an advisor to Marsh Operating Company in connection with certain of its energy investments. In addition, Mr. Crain serves as a consultant for Yorktown Partners, LLC, an energy-oriented private equity fund, where he advises certain portfolio companies in connection with their business activities. Mr. Crain is a director of EnLink Midstream, LLC, a midstream services provider and the successor company following the combination of Crosstex Energy, Inc. and Crosstex Energy GP, LLC with substantially all of the midstream assets of Devon Energy Corporation in March 2014. During the past five years, Mr. Crain has also been a director of Crosstex Energy, Inc., a midstream natural gas company, GeoMet, Inc., a natural gas exploration and production company and Armstrong Energy, Inc., a coal producer operating in the Illinois Basin. Mr. Crain holds a B.B.A., M.P.A. and J.D. from the University of Texas at Austin.

Sergei Krylov

Mr. Sergei Krylov is Chief Executive Officer, Chief Financial Officer of the Company. he was Executive Vice President, Chief Accounting Officer of the Company. He joined us in January 2014 as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer. From 2000 to 2013, Mr. Krylov worked at J.P. Morgan Securities LLC in the Energy Investment Banking group, where he most recently served as Managing Director. While at J.P. Morgan, Mr. Krylov advised clients on strategic planning, mergers and acquisitions, and capital markets transactions. Mr. Krylov holds a B.B.A. in Finance, summa cum laude, from Pace University.

Troy Hoefer

Ian Shaw

Mr. Ian M. Shaw is Principal Accounting Officer of the Company. He has worked in the accounting department of the Company since October 2014, most recently serving as Director of Financial Reporting. Previously, Mr. Shaw was with Ernst & Young LLP since 2006, including his most recent position as Senior Manager, serving a wide range of clients, including oil and gas industry clients. Mr. Shaw holds a Bachelor of Business Administration degree from Texas Christian University and a Masters of Accounting degree from Texas Christian University. He is also a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) in the State of Texas.

J. Curtis Henderson

Mr. J. Curtis Henderson is Chief Administrative Officer, Corporate Secretary of the Company. Mr. Henderson joined us in February 2007 as Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary. In December 2013, Mr. Henderson was named Chief Administrative Officer and Corporate Secretary. From 2005 to 2007, Mr. Henderson served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Coterie Capital Partners, Ltd., a private equity partnership in Dallas, Texas. From 1996 to 2005, Mr. Henderson served as General Counsel of Nucentrix Broadband Networks, Inc., a public, broadband wireless telecommunications company based in Dallas. Mr. Henderson began his career as a lawyer in the corporate and securities section of Locke Lord (formerly Locke Purnell Rain Harrell). Mr. Henderson has over 25 years of experience in public and private securities, mergers and acquisitions, corporate finance and regulatory affairs. Mr. Henderson holds a B.A. in Political Science from Austin College and a J.D. from Washington and Lee University School of Law, where he served as Articles Editor of the Washington and Lee Law Review. Mr. Henderson is the brother-in-law of J. Ross Craft, our Chairman and Chief Executive Officer.

Vean Gregg

Mr. Vean J. Gregg, III, is an Lead Independent Director of the Company. Mr. Gregg was appointed Lead Independent Director. From January 1996 to January 2014, Mr. Gregg was in oil and gas investment banking with J.P. Morgan Securities LLC, most recently as Managing Director and Group Head, North American Oil and Gas Investment Banking. In this capacity, Mr. Gregg managed oil and gas investment banking in North America and was part of the global leadership team responsible for steering business strategy and personnel in Asia, Australia, Europe and Latin America. Mr. Gregg also has prior international work experience in strategic planning with Bellezza Club International, a manufacturing and merchandise trading company in Tokyo, Japan. Mr. Gregg holds a M.I.M. from Thunderbird – The American Graduate School of International Management and a B.B.A. from the University of Texas at Austin.

Alan Bell

Mr. Alan D. Bell is Independent Director of the Company. He was appointed to our Board in August 2010 and is Chairman of our Audit Committee and a member of our Compensation Committee. Mr. Bell’s prior experience includes 33 years in various capacities at Ernst & Young LLP from 1973 until his retirement in 2006, when he was Director of Ernst & Young’s Energy Practice in the southwest United States. Before joining Ernst & Young, Mr. Bell was a production engineer with Chevron Oil Company in the Gulf of Mexico. Mr. Bell has been a director and Chairman of the Audit Committee of Jones Energy, Inc., a public oil and gas company, since July 2013. In 2009, Mr. Bell served as the Chief Restructuring Officer of Energy Partners Ltd., a New Orleans-based exploration and development company that emerged from Chapter 11 in September 2009. Mr. Bell also serves on the Board of Directors of the North Texas chapter of the NACD and is a NACD Board Leadership Fellow. Mr. Bell earned a degree in Petroleum Engineering from the Colorado School of Mines and an M.B.A. from Tulane University. He is a current member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, the Texas Society of Certified Public Accountants and is a licensed Certified Public Accountant in Texas. Mr. Bell is also a member of the Institute of Certified Management Accountants, Association of Certified Fraud Examiners and the Society of Petroleum Engineers. Mr. Bell is also an Eagle Scout.

Matthew Kahn

Mr. Matthew R. Kahn is a Independent director in January 2017, He joined us as a director in January 2017, and is a member of our Audit Committee, Compensation Committee and Nominating and Governance Committee. Mr. Kahn has approximately 21 years of experience in private equity, structured lending and credit investing, and four years of operating experience as a senior financial executive of two public companies. Since July 2012, Mr. Kahn has served as Special Advisor and Consultant for MRSAKAHN LLC, through which Mr. Kahn has advised various parties in a number of corporate acquisition and restructuring transactions. During the past five years, Mr. Kahn served as a member of the board of directors of Hovensa LLC, a refining and terminal services company. From 1995 to June 2012, Mr. Kahn was Principal and Managing Director of GB Merchant Partners, LLC, a division of Gordon Brothers, an advisory, lending and investment firm, where he led various private equity acquisitions and structured lending transactions. From 1997 to 2006, in connection with his service with Gordon Brothers, Mr. Kahn was Chairman of the Board of Party America and oversaw its growth and sale to Party City. From 1994 to 1995, Mr. Kahn was Chief Financial Officer of Jos. A. Bank Clothiers, Inc. From 1992 to 1994, Mr. Kahn was Senior Financial Officer of Nature Food Centres, Inc. Prior to that, Mr. Kahn served as Vice President, Principal Investments, of Trump Group, Associate, Mergers & Acquisitions, Citicorp Investment Banking and Staff Accountant, Audit Division, of Arthur Anderson. Mr. Kahn holds a Master of Business Administration from University of Virginia Darden School of Business and a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, magna cum laude, from Georgetown University.

Morgan Neff

Mr. Morgan D. Neff is a independent director in January 2017. Mr. Neff joined us as a director in January 2017. Mr. Neff is a Senior Portfolio Manager for Wilks Brothers, LLC, which has made and holds significant public and private market investments across multiple sectors including real estate, energy lifecycle and E&P. In his capacity as Senior Portfolio Manager of Wilks Brothers, LLC, Mr. Neff and his team oversee and manage the investment arm of the Wilks Family Office located in Cisco, Texas. From September 2003 to August 2015, Mr. Neff served in various roles, including most recently as Vice President and Senior Portfolio Manager, at SMH Capital Advisors, a registered investment advisor that serves both individual and institutional investors. During his 12 years at SMH Capital Advisors, Mr. Neff and his team managed nearly $1.9 billion in assets at the firm’s peak.

Matthew Wilks

Mr. Matthew D. Wilks is a independent director in January 2017. He joined us as a director in January 2017. Since December 2017, Mr. Wilks has served as Chief Financial Officer of Profrac Services, LLC, an oilfield services company specializing in hydraulic fracturing of oil and gas wells. From January 2012 to December, 2017, Mr. Wilks served as an officer and Portfolio Manager of Wilks Brothers, LLC, a family office which has made and holds significant public and private market investments across multiple sectors including real estate, energy lifecycle and E&P. In his capacity as an officer and Portfolio Manager of Wilks Brothers, LLC, Mr. Wilks and his team oversaw and managed the investment arm of the Wilks Family Office located in Cisco, Texas. Prior to 2012, Mr. Wilks held several senior positions in finance and operations including Vice President of Logistics at FTS International, Inc. (formerly Frac Tech International, LLC), a leading provider of oil and natural gas well stimulation services with expertise in high-pressure hydraulic fracturing, Vice President of Vertex Solutions, a wholly owned subsidiary of Frac Tech Holdings, and multiple positions at Wilks Masonry, including Executive Vice President.

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