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Warrior Met Coal Inc (HCC.N)

HCC.N on New York Stock Exchange

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19 Oct 2018
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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Stephen Williams

54 2016 Non-Executive Chairman of the Board

Walter Scheller

57 2016 Chief Executive Officer, Director

Dale Boyles

57 2017 Chief Financial Officer

Jack Richardson

56 2016 Chief Operating Officer

Brian Chopin

35 2016 Chief Accounting Officer, Controller

Kelli Gant

46 2017 Chief Administrative Officer, Secretary

Phillip Monroe

47 2018 General Counsel

J. Brett Harvey

67 2018 Lead Independent Director

Ana Amicarella

2018 Director

Trevor Mills

2018 Director

Michael Addeo

33 2017 Independent Director

Alan Schumacher

71 2017 Independent Director

Gareth Turner

54 2016 Independent Director

Biographies

Name Description

Stephen Williams

Mr. Stephen D. Williams serves as Non-Executive Chairman of the Board of the Company. Mr. Williams served as the interim Chief Executive Officer of Coal Acquisition LLC, the predecessor of Warrior Met Coal, LLC, from November 5, 2015 until March 31, 2016. Mr. Williams has been a consultant at Stephen D. Williams Consulting since July 2015. He has extensive experience working as an executive in the coal industry. From January 2013 to February 2015, he was the Chief Executive Officer of Mechel Bluestone, Inc. Prior to that, he was the Chief Operating Officer of NRI, LLC, where he focused on coal acquisitions, from October 2010 to December 2012, and the Chief Operating Officer of INR Energy, LLC, a coal company, from October 2009 to August 2010. From August 2007 to September 2009, Mr. Williams was the Senior Vice President of North American Coal at Cliffs Natural Resources. Mr. Williams graduated from West Virginia University’s College of Mineral and Energy Resources with a Bachelor of Science degree in Mining Engineering, and received his Juris Doctor degree from West Virginia University’s College of Law.

Walter Scheller

Mr. Walter J. Scheller, III, serves as Chief Executive Officer, Director of the Company. Mr. Scheller was the Chief Executive Officer of Walter Energy from September 2011 to March 2016, and served as President and Chief Operating Officer of Walter Energy’s primary subsidiary, Jim Walter Resources, Inc., from June 2010 to September 2011. Mr. Scheller served on the board of directors of Walter Energy from September 2011 to March 2016 (formerly NYSE listed under “WLT”). On July 15, 2015, the Walter Energy Debtors filed voluntary petitions for relief under Chapter 11 of Title 11 of the Bankruptcy Code. Prior to joining Walter Energy, he served as Senior Vice President—Strategic Operations of Peabody Energy Corporation (“Peabody”) from June 2006 to June 2010. Prior to his career at Peabody, Mr. Scheller worked for CNX Gas Corporation as Vice President and, prior to that, at CONSOL Energy Inc. where he held a number of executive and operational roles, the last of which was Vice President—Operations. Mr. Scheller graduated from West Virginia University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Mining Engineering, and received his Juris Doctor degree from Duquesne University and his Master of Business Administration degree from the University of Pittsburgh—Joseph M. Katz Graduate School of Business. With over 33 years of experience in the mining sector, Mr. Scheller has significant knowledge of the coal mining industry, as well as leadership, executive management and operational experience.

Dale Boyles

Mr. Dale W. Boyles serves as Chief Financial Officer of the Company. He has been our Chief Financial Officer since January 1, 2017. From November to December 2016, he provided consulting services to Warrior Met Coal, LLC. Mr. Boyles was the Chief Financial Officer of Noranda Aluminum Holding Corporation (formerly NYSE listed under “NOR”), a primary aluminum and aluminum coil manufacturer, from November 2013 to November 2016. While in that role, he oversaw the voluntary reorganization under Chapter 11 of the Bankruptcy Code of Noranda in 2016. From 2006 to June 2012, Mr. Boyles served in several capacities for Hanesbrands, Inc. (NYSE listed under “HBI”), an apparel company, including Operating Chief Financial Officer from October 2011 to June 2012, Interim Chief Financial Officer from May 2011 to October 2011, and Vice President, Controller and Chief Accounting Officer from 2006 to May 2011. From 1997 to 2006, he served in various capacities for KPMG LLP, most recently as Audit Partner, Consumer & Industrial Markets. Mr. Boyles was Corporate Division Controller for Collins & Aikman Corporation from 1993 to 1996. Mr. Boyles graduated from the University of North Carolina—Charlotte with a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting.

Jack Richardson

Mr. Jack K. Richardson serves as Chief Operating Officer of the Company. Mr. Richardson was the Vice President of Murray Energy from September 2015 to March 2016. From June 2014 to August 2015, he served as the Chief Executive Officer of White Oak Resources, LLC. Mr. Richardson was employed by CONSOL Energy Inc. for over 30 years, with his most recent position being Vice President of Coal Operations. Mr. Richardson has worked in the mining sector for over 30 years and has experience in all basins east of the Mississippi River. Mr. Richardson graduated from Bluefield State College with a Bachelor of Science degree in Mining Engineering Technology and an Associate of Science degree in Business Management.

Brian Chopin

Mr. Brian M. Chopin serves as Chief Accounting Officer, Controller of the Company. Mr. Chopin served as Chief Accounting Officer and Controller of Walter Energy from May 2015 to March 2016. On July 15, 2015, the Walter Energy Debtors filed voluntary petitions for relief under Chapter 11 of Title 11 of the Bankruptcy Code. Mr. Chopin was the Assistant Corporate Controller from January 2014 to May 2015 and the SEC Reporting Manager from July 2012 to January 2014, of Walter Energy. Before joining Walter Energy, Mr. Chopin was an Audit Manager at KPMG in its Assurance and Advisory Business Services practice from September 2006 to July 2012. Mr. Chopin graduated from the University of Mississippi with a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting and a Master of Accounting degree with an emphasis in taxation.

Kelli Gant

Ms. Kelli K. Gant serves as Chief Administrative Officer, Secretary of the Company. She was appointed as our Chief Administrative Officer in connection with the Asset Acquisition and as our Secretary in January 2017. Ms. Gant was the Director—Benefits at Walter Energy from December 2009 to July 2011 and the VP—Human Resources at Walter Energy from August 2011 to March 2016. Before joining Walter Energy, she was the Senior Vice President and Corporate Benefits Director of Colonial Bank from December 2008 to November 2009, the President of Pension & Benefit Trust Company from July 2007 to November 2008, and the Senior Vice President and Institutional Services Manager of Regions Morgan Keegan Trust from October 2000 to July 2007. Ms. Gant graduated from Auburn University at Montgomery with a Bachelor of Science degree in Human Resources Management, and received her Juris Doctor degree from Jones School of Law at Faulkner University.

Phillip Monroe

Mr. Phillip C. Monroe serves as General Counsel of the Company. He was appointed as our General Counsel effective March 5, 2018. Prior to joining the Company, Mr. Monroe served in various legal capacities at Alpha Natural Resources, including Senior Vice President and Deputy General Counsel from November 2016 to March 2018, Vice President and Assistant General Counsel—Litigation from November 2014 to November 2016, and Director and Assistant General Counsel—Litigation from June 2011 to October 2014. Mr. Monroe served as the Senior Corporate Counsel of Massey Energy Company from August 2006 to May 2011, and was a partner in the law firm of Campbell Woods, PLLC from August 1996 to July 2006. Mr. Monroe graduated from West Virginia University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration (Accounting), and received his Juris Doctor degree from West Virginia University College of Law.

J. Brett Harvey

Mr. J. Brett Harvey serves as Lead Independent Director of the Company. He has served as one of our directors since April 13, 2017, and was elected as our Lead Independent Director on February 13, 2018. Mr. Harvey was the Chairman of CONSOL Energy Inc. from June 2010 to May 2016, where he also served as Executive Chairman from May 2014 to January 2015, Chief Executive Officer from January 1998 to May 2014, and President from January 1998 to February 2011. Prior to 1998, he was President and Chief Executive Officer of PacifiCorp Energy Inc. from 1995 to 1998 and served in several other management positions at PacifiCorp. Mr. Harvey has served on the boards of directors of Barrick Gold Corporation (NYSE listed under “ABX”) since 2005 and Allegheny Technologies Incorporated (NYSE listed under “ATI”) since 2007. He served on the boards of directors of CNX Gas Corporation from 2004 to 2014 and CONSOL Energy Inc. from 1998 to 2016 (NYSE listed under “CEIX”). Mr. Harvey graduated from the University of Utah with a Bachelor of Science degree in Mining Engineering.

Ana Amicarella

Trevor Mills

Michael Addeo

Mr. Michael A. Addeo serves as Independent Director of the Company since March 2017. Mr. Addeo is a Vice President with GSO Capital Partners, which he joined in March 2011. Mr. Addeo has been involved in both debt and equity investments in the United States and in Europe, with a specific focus on distressed and special situations investing. Before joining GSO Capital Partners, Mr. Addeo was a Vice President in equity research at Wolfe Research LLC from November 2008 through February 2011, covering transportation companies and specializing in the trucking, logistics and rail sub-sectors. Prior to joining Wolfe Research LLC, Mr. Addeo served as an Analyst with Deutsche Bank’s Private Wealth Management Division from August 2007 through November 2008. Mr. Addeo is a CFA Charterholder and graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration with a double major in Finance and Accounting from Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business.

Alan Schumacher

Mr. Alan H. Schumacher serves as Independent Director of the Company since April 6, 2017. Mr. Schumacher worked for 23 years at American National Can Corporation and American National Can Group, where he served as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer from 1997 until his retirement in 2000, and Vice President, Controller and Chief Accounting Officer from 1985 to 1996. Mr. Schumacher has served on the boards of directors of BlueLinx Holdings Inc. (NYSE listed under “BXC”) since 2004, Blue Bird Corporation (NASDAQ listed under “BLBD”) since 2008, EVERTEC, Inc. (NYSE listed under “EVTC”) since 2013 and Albertsons Companies, Inc. (NYSE listed under “ABS”) since March 2015. He also served as a director of other companies, including Quality Distribution, Inc. from 2004 to August 2015 and Noranda Aluminum Holding Corporation (formerly NYSE listed under “NOR”) from 2008 to November 2016. Mr. Schumacher was a member of the Federal Accounting Standards Advisory Board from 2002 through June 2012. Mr. Schumacher graduated from the University of Illinois with a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting and received his Master of Business Administration degree from Roosevelt University. Mr. Schumacher is a certified public accountant.

Gareth Turner

Mr. Gareth N. Turner serves as Independent Director of the Company. Mr. Turner joined Apollo Private Equity in 2005, where he is a Senior Partner focused on the firm’s natural resource activities. From 1997 to 2005, Mr. Turner was employed by Goldman Sachs as a Managing Director in its Industrial and Natural Resources investment banking group. From 2003 to 2005, Mr. Turner was head of Goldman Sachs’ Global Metals and Mining Group and managed the firm’s investment banking relationships with the major companies in the sector. He has a broad range of experience in both capital markets and merger and acquisition transactions. Prior to joining Goldman Sachs, Mr. Turner was employed at Lehman Brothers from 1992 to 1997, by Salomon Brothers from 1991 to 1992 and by RBC Dominion Securities from 1986 to 1989. Mr. Turner served on the boards of directors of Noranda Aluminum Holding Corporation (formerly NYSE listed under “NOR”) from 2007 to 2014 and Constellium Holdco N.V. from 2010 to 2014. Mr. Turner graduated from the University of Toronto with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics, and received his Master of Business Administration degree from the University of Western Ontario School of Business Administration. With over 20 years’ experience financing, analyzing and investing in public and private companies, many of which were in the metals and mining sectors, Mr. Turner also provides valuable insights to our Board of Directors. For these reasons, the Board believes Mr. Turner is qualified to serve as a director.

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