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Green Plains Partners LP (GPP.OQ)

GPP.OQ on NASDAQ Stock Exchange Global Market

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

John Neppl

51 2017 Chief Financial Officer of Green Plains Holdings LLC

Todd Becker

51 2016 Chairman of the Board, President and Chief Executive Officer of Green Plains Holdings LLC

Jeffrey Briggs

52 2015 Chief Operating Officer, Director of Green Plains Holdings LLC

Michelle Mapes

50 2015 Executive Vice President, General Counsel, Corporate Secretary of Green Plains Holdings LLC

Carl Bleyl

57 2015 Executive Vice President - Ethanol Marketing of Green Plains Holdings LLC

Mark Hudak

57 2015 Executive Vice President - Human Resources of Green Plains Holdings LLC

Walter Cronin

54 2015 Executive Vice President - Commercial Operations of Green Plains Holdings LLC

Paul Kolomaya

51 2015 Executive Vice President - Commodity Finance of Green Plains Holdings LLC

Michael Metzler

54 2015 Executive Vice President - Natural Gas & Power of Green Plains Holdings LLC

George Simpkins

55 2015 Chief Development and Chief Risk Officer, Director of Green Plains Holdings LLC

Jerry Peters

59 2017 Director of Green Plains Holdings LLC

Clayton Killinger

56 2015 Independent Director of Green Plains Holdings LLC

Brett Riley

46 2016 Independent Director of Green Plains Holdings LLC

Biographies

Name Description

John Neppl

Mr. John Neppl is Chief Financial Officer of Green Plains Holdings LLC is general partner of the Company. He most recently served as chief financial officer of The Gavilon Group, LLC, an agriculture and energy commodities management firm with an extensive global footprint. Previously, Mr. Neppl held senior financial management positions at ConAgra Foods, Inc., including senior financial officer of ConAgra Trade Group and Commercial Products division as well as assistant corporate controller. Prior to ConAgra, Mr. Neppl was corporate controller at Guarantee Life Companies. He began his career as an auditor with Deloitte & Touche. He is a member of the Creighton University Heider College of Business Dean’s Advisory Board, as well as its Accounting Department Advisory Board. In addition, he is on the Board of Directors of Marian High School and Chair of its Finance Committee. Mr. Neppl earned his Bachelor of Science degree in business administration with a major in accounting from Creighton University in Omaha, Nebraska. He is also a certified public accountant (inactive status).

Todd Becker

Mr. Todd A. Becker is Chairman of the Board, President and Chief Executive Officer of Green Plains Holdings LLC is General Partner of the Company. Mr. Becker has served as President and Chief Executive Officer of our parent since January 2009, and was appointed as a director of our parent in March 2009. Mr. Becker served as our parent’s President and Chief Operating Officer from October 2008 to December 2008. He served as Chief Executive Officer of VBV LLC from May 2007 to October 2008. Mr. Becker was Executive Vice President of Sales and Trading at Global Ethanol from May 2006 to May 2007. Prior to that, he worked for ten years with ConAgra Foods, Inc. in various management positions including Vice President of International Marketing for ConAgra Trade Group and President of ConAgra Grain Canada. Mr. Becker has over 28 years of related experience in various commodity processing businesses, risk management and supply chain management, along with extensive international trading experience in agricultural markets. Mr. Becker served on the board of directors, including its audit and compensation committees, for Hillshire Brands Company from 2012 to 2014. Mr. Becker has a master’s degree in Finance from the Kelley School of Business at Indiana University and a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration with a Finance emphasis from the University of Kansas.

Jeffrey Briggs

Mr. Jeffrey S. Briggs is a Chief Operating Officer, Director of Green Plains Holdings LLC is General Partner of the Company. Mr. Briggs has served as Chief Operating Officer of our parent since November 2009. Mr. Briggs served as a consultant to our parent from July 2009 to November 2009. Prior to his consulting role, he was Founder and General Partner of Frigate Capital, LLC, a private investment partnership investing in small and mid-sized companies, from January 2004 through January 2009. Prior to Frigate, Mr. Briggs spent nearly seven years at Valmont Industries, Inc. as President of the Coatings Division. Prior to Valmont, he acquired and managed an electronic manufacturing company; was Director of Mergers and Acquisitions for Peter Kiewit and Sons; worked for Goldman Sachs in their Equities Division; and served five years as an Officer in the U.S. Navy on a nuclear submarine. Mr. Briggs received his Master of Business Administration from the Harvard Business School and a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering, Thermal and Power Systems from UCLA.

Michelle Mapes

Ms. Michelle S. Mapes is Executive Vice President, General Counsel, Corporate Secretary of Green Plains Holdings LLC is General Partner of the Company. Ms. Mapes has served as Executive Vice President—General Counsel and Corporate Secretary of our parent since November 2009 after joining our parent in September 2009 as its General Counsel. Prior to joining our parent, Ms. Mapes was a Partner at Husch Blackwell LLP, where for three years she focused her legal practice nearly exclusively in renewable energy. Prior to that, she was Chief Administrative Officer and General Counsel for HDM Corporation. Ms. Mapes served as Senior Vice President—Corporate Services and General Counsel to Farm Credit Services of America from April 2000 to June 2005. Ms. Mapes holds a Juris Doctorate, a Master of Business Administration and a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting and Finance, all from the University of Nebraska—Lincoln.

Carl Bleyl

Mr. Carl S. (Steve) Bleyl is an Executive Vice President - Ethanol Marketing of Green Plains Holdings LLC is General Partner of the Company. Mr. Bleyl joined our parent as Executive Vice President—Ethanol Marketing in October 2008. Mr. Bleyl served as Executive Vice President—Ethanol Marketing for VBV LLC from October 2007 to October 2008. From June 2003 until September 2007, he served as Chief Executive Officer of Renewable Products Marketing Group LLC, an ethanol marketing company, building it from a cooperative marketing group of five ethanol plants in one state to seventeen production facilities in seven states. Prior to that, Mr. Bleyl worked for over 20 years in various senior management and executive positions in the fuel industry. Mr. Bleyl earned a Master of Business Administration from the University of Oklahoma and a Bachelor of Science degree in Aerospace Engineering from the United States Military Academy.

Mark Hudak

Mr. Mark A. Hudak is Executive Vice President - Human Resources of Green Plains Holdings LLC is General Partner of the Company. Mr. Hudak was named Executive Vice President—Human Resources of our parent in November 2013 after joining our parent in January 2013 as its Vice President—Human Resources. Mr. Hudak has extensive experience in human resource management, organizational development, employee relations, employee benefits and compensation management. He served as Senior Director, Global Human Resources for Bimbo Bakeries from November 2010 to January 2013. Prior to that, from September 2006 to November 2010, Mr. Hudak was Vice President, Global Human Resources / Compliance and Ethics Officer at United Malt Holdings. He held several senior level positions at ConAgra Foods, Inc. from December 2000 to September 2006. Mr. Hudak has a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from Bellevue University.

Walter Cronin

Mr. Walter S. Cronin is Executive Vice President - Commercial Operations of Green Plains Holdings LLC a general partner of the Company. Mr. Cronin previously served as Chief Investment Officer of Green Plains Asset Management LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of our parent, since November 2011. Mr. Cronin served as Executive Vice President and trading principal of County Cork Asset Management from April 2010 to November 2011. Prior to that, Mr. Cronin acted as a consultant to Bunge Limited from September 2004 through March 2010 Additionally, Mr. Cronin has over 29 years of commodity trading experience working at a number of firms, including RJ O’Brien and Continental Grain. Mr. Cronin received a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Santa Clara in 1985.

Paul Kolomaya

Mr. Paul E. Kolomaya is Executive Vice President - Commodity Finance of Green Plains Holdings LLC is General Partner of the Company. Mr. Kolomaya was named Executive Vice President—Commodity Finance of our parent in February 2012 after joining our parent in August 2008 as its Vice President—Commodity Finance. Prior to joining our parent, Mr. Kolomaya was employed by ConAgra Foods, Inc. from March 1997 to August 2008 in a variety of senior finance and accounting capacities, both domestic and international. Prior to that, he was employed by Arthur Andersen & Co. in both the audit and business consulting practices. Mr. Kolomaya holds chartered accountant and certified public accountant certifications and has a Bachelor of Honors Commerce degree from the University of Manitoba.

Michael Metzler

Mr. Michael A. Metzler is the Executive Vice President - Natural Gas & Power Green Plains Holdings LLC, a general partner of the Company. Mr. Metzler previously served as Senior Vice President and General Manager – Natural Gas and Power of our parent since May 2013. Prior to joining our parent, Mr. Metzler was Senior Vice President of Origination and Trading for Tenaska Marketing Ventures, spending nearly 20 years helping to build the company from its start up. Prior to Tenaska, Mr. Metzler spent five years with Aquila Energy Marketing as their Director of Marketing and Trading. Mr. Metzler holds a Bachelor of Business Administration degree in Management and Marketing from the University of Nebraska - Omaha.

George Simpkins

Mr. George P. (Patrich) Simpkins is Chief Development and Chief Risk Officer, Director of Green Plains Holdings LLC is General Partner of the Company. Mr. Simpkins was named Chief Development and Risk Officer of our parent in October 2014, after joining our parent in May 2012 as its Executive Vice President—Finance and Treasurer. Prior to joining our parent, Mr. Simpkins was Managing Partner of GPS Capital Partners, LLC, a capital advisory firm serving global energy and commodity clients. From February 2005 to June 2008, he served as Chief Operating Officer and Chief Financial Officer of SensorLogic, Inc., and as Executive Vice President and Global Chief Risk Officer of TXU Corporation from November 2001 to June 2004. Prior to that, he served in senior financial and commercial executive roles with Duke Energy Corporation, Louis Dreyfus Energy, MEAG Power Company and MCI Communications. Mr. Simpkins earned a Bachelor of Business Administration degree in Economics and Marketing from the University of Kentucky.

Jerry Peters

Mr. Jerry L. Peters CPA., is Director of Green Plains Holdings LLC is general partner of the Company. Mr. Peters served as Senior Vice President—Chief Accounting Officer for ONEOK Partners, L.P. from May 2006 to April 2007, as its Chief Financial Officer from July 1994 to May 2006, and in various senior management roles prior to that. ONEOK Partners is a publicly traded partnership engaged in gathering, processing, storage, and transportation of natural gas and natural gas liquids. Prior to joining ONEOK Partners in 1985, he was employed by KPMG LLP as a certified public accountant. Beginning September 2012, Mr. Peters serves on the board of directors, and as chairman of the audit committee, of the general partner of Summit Midstream Partners, LP, a publicly traded natural gas gathering partnership. Mr. Peters received his Master of Business Administration from Creighton University with a Finance emphasis and a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from the University of Nebraska—Lincoln.

Clayton Killinger

Mr. Clayton E. Killinger is Independent Director of Green Plains Holdings LLC, general partner of the Company. Mr. Killinger has served as a director of the general partner of CrossAmerica Partners LP since October 2014. He joined CST Brands, Inc. in January 2013, currently serving as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer. He was also named Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of CrossAmerica Partners LP in March 2015. Previous to these positions, Mr. Killinger spent eleven years at Valero Energy Corporation, most recently as the Senior Vice President and Controller. Prior to his employment at Valero, he was an audit partner at Arthur Andersen LLP. Mr. Killinger is a certified public accountant, with his Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting from the University of Texas at San Antonio, where he graduated Summa Cum Laude.

Brett Riley

Mr. Brett C. Riley is Independent Director of Green Plains Holdings LLC., the general partner of Green Plains Partners LP. Mr. Riley is currently an independent energy consultant and private investor. Mr. Riley led the strategy and mergers and acquisitions activities for Magellan Midstream Partners, L.P., a publicly traded master limited partnership, from June 2003 until April 2016. From 2007 to April 2016, Mr. Riley served as senior vice president, business development for Magellan GP, LLC, the general partner of Magellan Midstream Partners. Prior to joining Magellan GP, Mr. Riley served as director, mergers and acquisitions and director, financial planning and analysis for a subsidiary of The Williams Companies, Inc. Before that, he held various finance and business development positions with MAPCO Inc. and The Williams Companies, Inc. Mr. Riley received his Bachelor of Business Administration in Management from Pittsburg State University and his Master of Business Administration from the University of Tulsa.