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Cabot Oil & Gas Corp (COG.N)

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Dan Dinges

64 2002 Chairman of the Board, President, Chief Executive Officer

David Alexander

2018 Chief Financial Officer

Jeffrey Hutton

62 2013 Senior Vice President of Marketing

Todd Liebl

60 2012 Senior Vice President- Senior Vice President, Land and Business Development

Steven Lindeman

57 2011 Senior Vice President - South Region and Engineering

George Cunningham

64 2011 Vice President, General Counsel

Todd Roemer

47 2016 Vice President, Controller

Matthew Kerin

37 2017 Vice President, Treasurer

Deidre Shearer

50 2012 Vice President and Corporate Secretary

Charles Dyson

46 2018 Vice President Information Services

Julius Leitner

55 2017 Vice President, Marketing

Phillip Stalnaker

58 2009 Vice President - Regional Manager, North Region

Robert Kelley

72 2015 Lead Independent Director

Dorothy Ables

60 2015 Independent Director

Rhys Best

71 2008 Independent Director

Robert Boswell

68 2015 Independent Director

Amanda Brock

58 2017 Independent Director

W. Matt Ralls

68 2011 Independent Director

Marcus Watts

59 2017 Independent Director

Biographies

Name Description

Dan Dinges

Mr. Dan O. Dinges is Chairman of the Board, President, Chief Executive Officer of Cabot Oil & Gas Corporation. He brings to the Board over 34 years of executive management experience in the oil and gas exploration and production business, and as our Chief Executive Officer for the last 16 years, a deep knowledge of our business, operations, culture and long-term strategy and goals. Mr. Dinges joined the Company in September 2001, after a successful 20 year career in various management positions with the predecessor to Noble Energy, Inc., and has overseen an era of tremendous growth for the Company. His steadfast leadership as Chairman of the Board provides the Board with extensive institutional knowledge and continuity, as well creating a vital link between management and the Board. Mr. Dinges also possesses a diversity of corporate governance experience gained from service on the Board of United States Steel Corporation and several charitable and industry organizations, including American Petroleum Institute since 2017, American Exploration Production Council since 2002, Spitzer Industries, Inc. (private company) since 2006, and Houston Methodist Hospital Research Institute since 2014.

David Alexander

Mr. David Alexander is Chief Financial Officer of the company. He has, over the past 30 years, in his position as chief financial officer, having managed the rapid growth of several early-stage and start-up companies through to exits that total in excess of $1-billion. Mr. Alexander is a CPA/CA with a BComm with honours in finance from the University of British Columbia. His past achievements include chief financial officer of Arakis Energy, an international oil and gas development company, and helped manage the company's growth from start-up to over $1-billion in assets, leading to a listing on the Nasdaq Stock Market. Arakis was subsequently sold to Talisman Energy. Mr. Alexander has been chief financial officer of Blok Technologies Corp. since Oct. 2, 2017. Currently, Mr. Alexander also serves as chief financial officer and a director of Veritas Pharma Inc. and Sharc International Systems Inc. He has been an independent director of Marapharm Ventures Inc. since March 5, 2018.

Jeffrey Hutton

Mr. Jeffrey W. Hutton is Senior Vice President - Marketing of Cabot Oil & Gas Corporation. He joined the Company in 1985 as Marketing Representative. From 1989 to 1994, Hutton held marketing positions of increasing responsibility including Manager of Gas Control, Manager of Market Development and Acting Manager of the Marketing Department. He was named to his current position in February 1994. Prior to joining Cabot Oil & Gas, he worked for Columbia Gas Systems. Hutton holds a B.S. degree in business administration from West Virginia University and attended the University of Charleston Executive M.B.A. Program.

Todd Liebl

Mr. Todd L. Liebl is Senior Vice President - Land and Business Development of Cabot Oil & Gas Corporation. He joined the Company in September 2008 as South Region Land Manager, promoted to Director of Land in June 2010, Director of Land and Business Development in February 2011 and Vice President in February 2012. Previously, Mr. Liebl held positions with Anadarko Petroleum and most recently Chesapeake Energy from April 2007 until he joined the Company. He holds a Bachelor of Business Administration degree in Petroleum Land Management from the University of Oklahoma.

Steven Lindeman

Mr. Steven W. Lindeman is Senior Vice President - South Region and Engineeringof Cabot Oil & Gas Corporation. Mr. Lindeman began his career as a Drilling Engineer in Meadville, Pennsylvania with Cabot in 1982, has served in various management positions in many company offices over the years, including Pampa and Midland, Texas, Indiana, Meadville, and Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, before moving to Houston in 1992, where he most recently served as Director of Engineering. Mr. Lindeman is a graduate of the University of Pittsburgh, he holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Chemical Engineering specializing in Petroleum Engineering. He has been a member of the Society of Petroleum Engineers since 1980.

George Cunningham

Mr. George Kevin Cunningham is Vice President, General Counsel of Cabot Oil & Gas Corporation. He joined the Company in November 2009 as Associate General Counsel and was appointed as General Counsel in September 2010 and promoted to Vice President in 2011. Before joining the Company, Mr. Cunningham was Regional Counsel-Southern Division at Chesapeake Energy from 2006 until November 2009. He is a graduate of the University of Texas School of Law and has worked at Fortune 500 E&P companies in both legal and business positions since 1982.

Todd Roemer

Mr. Todd M. Roemer is Controller of Cabot Oil & Gas Corporation. Prior to joining the Company, He was in the Energy Practice of PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP from 1996 to February 2010, most recently as an Audit Senior Manager, where he served clients focused on exploration and production. He is a graduate of the University of Houston—Clear Lake with a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting and is a Certified Public Accountant in the state of Texas.

Matthew Kerin

Mr. Matthew P. Kerin is Vice President, Treasurer of the Company. He served as Manager - Finance and Investor Relations. Prior to joining the Company, Mr. Kerin served as an Associate in the Oil and Gas Investment Banking group at J.P. Morgan Securities. He is a graduate of Texas A&M University with a Bachelor in Business Administration degree in Accounting and a Master of Science degree in Finance. He is also a graduate from the Jones Graduate School of Business at Rice University with a Master in Business Administration degree with a concentration in Finance and Energy.

Deidre Shearer

Ms. Deidre L. Shearer is Vice President and Corporate Secretary of Cabot Oil & Gas Corporation. She joined the Company in December 2011 and was appointed Corporate Secretary and Managing Counsel in February 2012. Prior to joining the Company, Ms. Shearer was Assistant General Counsel of KBR, Inc. from January 2007, where she was responsible for corporate governance and SEC and NYSE compliance matters. Ms. Shearer received her J.D. degree from The University of Texas School of Law in 1992 and was primarily in private practice until she joined KBR.

Charles Dyson

Mr. Charles E. Dyson II is Vice President, Information Services of the company. He joined the Company as the Director of Information Services in October 2015 and was promoted to Vice President of Information Services in February 2018. Prior to joining the Company, he served as the Director of Infrastructure and Support Services at Transocean Offshore Deepwater Drilling, Inc. Mr. Dyson holds a Bachelor of Business Administration degree in Finance from Texas A&M University.

Julius Leitner

Mr. Julius Leitner is Vice President, Marketing of the company. He joined the Company as Vice President, Marketing in July 2017. Prior to joining the Company, Mr. Leitner held various positions with Shell Energy North America (US) L.P., including Director of Northeast Trading, Director of Producer Services, and Senior Originator, from July 1996 through July 2017. Mr. Leitner holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology from Boston College and a Masters of Business Administration from the Mays Business School of Texas A&M University.

Phillip Stalnaker

Mr. Phillip L. Stalnaker is Vice President - Regional Manager, North Region of Cabot Oil & Gas Corporation. From February 2006 to July 2009, He served as Regional Manager for the Western Region and from 2001 to 2006 as Engineering Manager, Western Region. Prior thereto, Mr. Stalnaker served in capacities of increasing responsibility within the drilling, production and reserve engineering departments at Chevron Corporation.

Robert Kelley

Mr. Robert Kelley is Lead Independent Director of Cabot Oil & Gas Corp. He extensive experience in the financial, accounting and executive management of public energy companies, as well as corporate governance experience as a director of several public energy companies, makes him particularly valuable as a member of our Board and as our Audit Committee Chairman for the past nine years. Mr. Kelley’s experience as President and CEO and later Chairman of the Board of Noble Energy Inc. provides him with valuable operational, leadership and management experience. Mr. Kelley’s accounting and finance background gained while serving industry clients as a CPA for a national public accounting firm and while serving in positions of senior leadership in accounting and finance roles at a predecessor to Noble Energy Inc. also brings vital financial expertise to our Audit Committee. Mr. Kelley’s 15 years of service to our Board provides a continuity of leadership and an understanding of our business and strategy that is crucial to the effective functioning of our Board. This depth of experience with Cabot is especially valuable in his role as our Lead Director.

Dorothy Ables

Ms. Dorothy M. Ables is Independent Director of the Company. She brings a depth of experience in the natural gas transportation and marketing aspects of our industry, having served in positions of leadership with Spectra Energy Corp and its predecessor companies for over 30 years, as well as extensive financial expertise to our Board. The Board considered Ms. Ables’ extensive experience in the pipeline, processing and midstream business as adding value to our stockholders at a time in our business when transportation is crucial to our strategy. Ms. Ables’ financial expertise acquired through serving as Chief Financial Officer of Duke Energy Gas Transmission and later as Vice President of Audit Services of both Spectra Energy Corp and Duke Energy was also a key attribute leading to her appointment. Most recently, Ms. Ables has gained executive experience as the Chief Administrative Officer of Spectra Energy Corp, from 2008 until her February 2017 retirement effective upon Spectra’s merger with Enbridge Inc. While serving in that role, Ms. Ables had responsibility for human resources, information technology, community relations and support services. Ms. Ables has prior governance experience gained from service on the Board of Directors for Spectra Energy Corp’s publicly traded master limited partnership, Spectra Energy Partners, LP, and has served on the Board of Directors of BJ Services, Inc. since July 2017. Ms. Ables is also very active in community and charitable endeavors, including serving on the Board of Trustees of United Way of Greater Houston from 2008 to April 2016. This diversity of background and leadership experience make her a valuable contributor to our Board and to the Audit and Compensation Committees of our Board.

Rhys Best

Mr. Rhys J. Best is Independent Director of Cabot Oil & Gas Corp. He brings decades of significant management, leadership, transactional and financial experience to our Board. Mr. Best currently serves as Non-Executive Chairman of the Board of MRC Global Inc., the largest global distributor, based on sales, of pipe, valves and fittings and related products and services to the energy industry. Prior to his appointment to this position with MRC Global in 2016, Mr. Best served as Non-Executive Chairman of the Board of Crosstex Energy L.P., a large publicly traded midstream company, from 2009 through its combination with the midstream assets of Devon Energy Corporation in 2014 to create EnLink Midstream Partners, LP, one of the largest midstream companies in the United States. This tremendous experience enables him to provide valuable insights into the transportation aspects of our business and enhances the overall strategic oversight capabilities of our Board. Mr. Best’s distinguished career includes serving as Chairman and CEO of Lone Star Technologies, Inc., a former publicly traded company servicing the oil and natural gas industry, and holding positions of leadership in the banking industry. In addition to his considerable management and financial expertise, Mr. Best brings to bear an extensive corporate governance background from his current and former service on public company boards and as Immediate Past Chairman of the Board of the National Association of Corporate Directors, North Texas Chapter. This diverse experience enables Mr. Best to bring unique and valuable perspectives to the Board and makes him particularly qualified to serve as the Chairman of the Compensation Committee and a member of the Corporate Governance and Nominations Committee of the Board..

Robert Boswell

Mr. Robert S. Boswell is Independent Director of the Company. He has management and operating experience as an executive in the upstream industry and brings an extensive technical understanding of the development of oil and gas reserves, as well as financial expertise to our Board. Mr. Boswell’s distinguished career includes serving as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of exploration and production companies for over 28 years, including overseeing the turnaround of Forest Oil Corporation, a mid-sized public exploration and production company, and the sale of Laramie Energy I, a private company which he founded, for over $1 billion. Throughout his career, Mr. Boswell has successfully led a number of upstream companies through the life cycle of capital-raising: growing reserves, production and profitability through both acquisitions and development of existing properties, and sale or merger and acquisition transactions. His most recent success with private companies Laramie Energy I and his current venture, Laramie Energy LLC, operating in the Piceance Basin, has provided him with tremendous experience in unconventional resource plays, which is relevant to the Company’s operations in both the Marcellus Shale and the Eagle Ford Shale. He also brings extensive financial expertise gained through both acting as Chief Financial Officer of public and private companies and supervising them as Chief Executive Officer. Mr. Boswell is currently serving as a director of Enerflex Ltd., a Canadian public company that manufactures and sells natural gas transmission and process equipment worldwide. Mr. Boswell’s management, technical and financial expertise are a tremendous asset to our Board and the committees on which he serves.

Amanda Brock

Ms. Amanda M. Brock is Independent Director of the Company. She was appointed in August 2017, adding to our Board her diverse experience and background, which she gained from her distinguished career building and managing global infrastructure businesses in the oil and gas, water and power industries. Ms. Brock is currently an investor and the Chief Commercial Officer of Solaris Midstream, a private, growth-oriented midstream company that owns, operates and designs crucial water midstream assets across key unconventional U.S. basins. Ms. Brock joined Solaris in 2017 as the Senior Commercial Advisor and assumed her current position in February 2018. Prior to that, Ms. Brock served as Chief Executive Officer of Water Standard, a water treatment company focused on water-based enhanced oil recovery, recycling and reuse of water and produced water treatment from 2009, and she remains as a strategic advisor and board member. Ms. Brock served as Executive Director and President, Americas, of Azurix, a global water treatment and services company and subsidiary of Enron Corp., from 1999 to 2002, and for Enron Corp. in various other capacities from 1991, including President of a division responsible for the management of power plants, related assets and joint ventures worldwide. Her expertise and depth of knowledge in the water management aspects of the oil and gas industry, as well as her global perspective, executive management and financial expertise, were considered by our Board as key attributes leading to her appointment. Ms. Brock has received numerous professional awards throughout her career, including recently being named one of the top 25 people globally in water and wastewater in 2016 by Water and Wastewater International, being named as a Houston Business Journal honoree for Women in Energy in 2016, and most recently being inducted into the 2017 Greater Houston Women’s Hall of Fame. Ms. Brock obtained her law degree from Louisiana State University, where she was a member of the Law

W. Matt Ralls

Mr. W. Matthew (Matt) Ralls is Independent Director of Cabot Oil and Gas Corp. He diverse operational, financial and executive management experience in various roles in the oil and gas industry, including most recently within the drilling segment of the industry, provides the Board with a wealth of expertise from which to draw. Mr. Ralls’ recent service as President and Chief Executive Officer of Rowan Companies plc, and his combined fifteen years’ executive management experience at Rowan Companies plc and GlobalSanteFe Corporation, both international contract drilling companies, provides valuable management and financial expertise and insight into an aspect of our business that represents a significant portion of our capital expenditure budget. Prior to his drilling industry experience, Mr. Ralls served as Executive Vice President of a public upstream oil and gas company, which gave him a thorough understanding of our core business. In his service to the Board, Mr. Ralls is also able to draw from his 17 years of experience in various banking management positions with three large Texas-based commercial lenders to the energy industry. Mr. Ralls’ extensive public company board experience makes him an invaluable member of the Corporate Governance and Nominations Committee and Chairman since 2015. His effectiveness chairing such committee is enhanced by his positions of leadership on the boards of several industry trade associations, including the International Association of Drilling Contractors and the American Petroleum Institute.

Marcus Watts

Mr. Marcus A. Watts is Independent Director of the Company. He is joined our Board in August 2017, adding a wealth of legal, transactional and management expertise from both the oil and gas industry and other industries to our Board. Mr. Watts has served as President of The Friedkin Group, an umbrella company overseeing various business interests that are principally automotive-related, since 2011, after over 26 years of legal experience with the international law firm of Locke Lord LLP. In his prior experience with Locke Lord LLP, Mr. Watts focused on corporate and securities law, governance and related matters and served as the Managing Partner of the Houston, Texas office and Vice-Chairman of the firm-wide Executive Committee. Mr. Watts’ combination of legal and management talent is unique on our Board and he offers a fresh perspective from an industry other than our own, as well as years of experience representing oil and gas companies in his private law practice. This industry experience, as well as his legal and regulatory background, is particularly valuable to our Compensation and Safety and Environmental Affairs Committees of the Board, on which he serves. Mr. Watts served as a director of Complete Production Services until its merger with Superior Energy Services in 2012 and currently serves on the Board of Directors of Service Corporation International. He has also served on the boards of the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas-Houston Branch since 2014 and the Greater Houston Partnership since 2012 and is currently serving as Chairman of both of those organizations. Mr. Watts holds a law degree from Harvard Law School and a B.S. degree in Mechanical Engineering from Texas A&M University.