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Newfield Exploration Co (NFX.N)

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Lee Boothby

56 2010 Chairman of the Board, President, Chief Executive Officer

Lawrence Massaro

54 2013 Chief Financial Officer, Executive Vice President

Gary Packer

55 2009 Chief Operating Officer, Executive Vice President

John Jasek

48 2014 Senior Vice President - Operations

George Fairchild

50 2013 Chief Accounting Officer

Stephen Campbell

48 2005 Vice President - Investor Relations

John Ford

58 2017 Regional Vice President

Matthew Vezza

44 2016 Regional Vice President — Assets following the consolidation of the Company's Mid-Continent business

Timothy Yang

45 2015 General Counsel, Corporate Secretary

Steven Nance

61 2015 Lead Independent Director

Pamela Gardner

61 2005 Independent Director

Edgar Giesinger

61 2017 Independent Director

Roger Plank

61 2015 Independent Director

Thomas Ricks

65 1992 Independent Director

Juanita Romans

67 2005 Independent Director

John Schanck

65 2013 Independent Director

J. Terry Strange

74 2004 Independent Director

James Wells

61 2015 Independent Director

Biographies

Name Description

Lee Boothby

Mr. Lee K. Boothby is the Chairman of the Board, President and Chief Executive Officer of Newfield Exploration Company. Mr. Boothby was promoted to the position of President in February 2009 and to the additional role of CEO three months later. From October 2007 until February 2009, Mr. Boothby served as our Senior Vice President – Acquisitions & Business Development. He managed our Mid-Continent business from February 2002 to October 2007, and was promoted from General Manager to Vice President in November 2004. From 1999 to 2002, Mr. Boothby served as the Vice President and General Manager of our former Australian business unit. Prior to joining Newfield, Mr. Boothby worked for Cockrell Oil Corporation, British Gas and Tenneco Oil Company. He served two years on the board of the Independent Petroleum Association of America; served as Chairman of the Board of the American Exploration & Production Council and continues to serve as a member of the board; holds degrees in Petroleum Engineering (B.S.) and Business (M.B.A.).

Lawrence Massaro

Mr. Lawrence S. Massaro is the Chief Financial Officer, Executive Vice President of Newfield Exploration Company. Mr. Massaro was promoted to Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer in November 2013. Mr. Massaro joined Newfield in March 2011 and served as Vice President — Corporate Development until November 2013. In this position, he led the Company's business development, strategic planning and product marketing efforts. Prior to joining Newfield, Mr. Massaro served as Managing Director at JP Morgan in its oil and gas investment banking group beginning in 2005 and was Vice President, Corporate Strategy and Business Development while at Amerada Hess Corporation from 1995 to 2005. Mr. Massaro also held various senior petroleum engineering positions at both PG&E Resources from 1992 to 1994 and at British Petroleum from 1985 to 1991. Mr. Massaro holds a degree in Petroleum Engineering from Texas A&M University and a Master of Business Administration from Southern Methodist University.

Gary Packer

Mr. Gary D. Packer is the Chief Operating Officer, Executive Vice President of Newfield Exploration Co. Mr. Packer was promoted to the position of Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer in May 2009. Prior thereto, he was promoted from Gulf of Mexico General Manager to Vice President — Rocky Mountains in November 2004. Mr. Packer joined the Company in 1995. Prior to joining Newfield, Mr. Packer worked for Amerada Hess Corporation in both the Rocky Mountains and Gulf of Mexico divisions. Prior to these roles, he worked for Tenneco Oil Company. In December 2014, Mr. Packer joined the board of directors of Bennu Oil & Gas, LLC, a private oil and gas company operating offshore in the Gulf of Mexico. Mr. Packer serves as a board member for the Independent Petroleum Association of America. He holds a degree in Petroleum and Natural Gas Engineering from Penn State University.

John Jasek

Mr. John H. Jasek is the Senior Vice President - Operations of Newfield Exploration Co. Mr. Jasek was promoted to Senior Vice President — Operations in October of 2014, after serving as Vice President — Onshore Gulf Coast since February 2011. Prior to that, Mr. Jasek served as Vice President — Gulf of Mexico from December 2008 until February 2011 and as Vice President — Gulf Coast from October 2007 until December 2008. Mr. Jasek previously managed our Gulf of Mexico operations from March 2005 until October 2007, and was promoted from General Manager to Vice President — Gulf of Mexico in November 2006. Prior to March 2005, he was a petroleum engineer in the Western Gulf of Mexico. Before joining Newfield, Mr. Jasek worked for Anadarko Petroleum Corporation and Amoco Production Company. He has a degree in Petroleum Engineering from Texas A&M University.

George Fairchild

Mr. George W. Fairchild Jr. is the Chief Accounting Officer of Newfield Exploration Company. Mr. Fairchild was promoted to Chief Accounting Officer in November 2013. Mr. Fairchild joined Newfield in August of 2012 as Controller and has served as the Company’s Principal Accounting Officer since joining the Company. Prior to joining Newfield, Mr. Fairchild served as Controller for Sheridan Production Company LLC, a privately-held oil and gas company, beginning in 2009 and was Vice President and Controller of Davis Petroleum Corporation, also a privately-held oil and gas company, from 2006 to 2009. Prior thereto, Mr. Fairchild was with Burlington Resources Inc., a publicly-held oil and gas company, serving as Senior Manager — Accounting Policy & Research from 2001 to 2006 and Manager — Internal Audit from 2000 to 2001. Before joining Burlington Resources Inc., he was with PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP from 1993 to 2000. Mr. Fairchild served in the U.S. Air Force from 1986 to 1990. He holds a Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting from The University of Texas at Austin and is a Certified Public Accountant in the state of Texas.

Stephen Campbell

Mr. Stephen C. Campbell is the Vice President - Investor Relations of Newfield Exploration Company. Mr. Campbell was promoted to Vice President — Investor Relations in December 2005, after serving as Newfield’s Manager — Investor Relations since 1999. Prior to joining Newfield, Mr. Campbell was the Investor Relations Manager at Anadarko Petroleum Corporation from 1993 to 1999 and the Assistant Vice President of Marketing & Communications at United Way, Texas Gulf Coast from 1990 to 1993. He is a member of the National Investor Relations Institute. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Journalism from Texas A&M University.

John Ford

Mr. John D. Ford is the Regional Vice President of Newfield Exploration Company, in June 2017. Mr. Ford is responsible for managing Newfield’s assets in its Anadarko Basin STACK play and in the Arkoma Basin of Oklahoma. A 35-year veteran of the oil and gas industry, Mr. Ford joined Newfield from Anadarko Petroleum Corporation where he most recently served as Vice President of Exploration and Production Services. While at Anadarko, Mr. Ford held a number of senior level roles including Vice President of Operations – West Texas; General Manager – Wattenberg Field, Colorado; and Director of Global Portfolio Planning and Reserves Administration. He started his career with Sun Exploration and Production Company before moving to Oryx Energy Corporation; Amerada – Hess Corporation; and Kerr McGee Corporation. Mr. Ford holds a B.S. in petroleum engineering from Texas A&M University. He also attended the United States Military Academy, West Point, NY, and is a member of the Society of Petroleum Engineers.

Matthew Vezza

Mr. Matthew R. Vezza is the Regional Vice President — Assets following the consolidation of the Company's Mid-Continent business of Newfield Exploration Company. Mr. Vezza was previously promoted to Vice President — Western Region in August of 2015 when the Company's Onshore Gulf Coast and Rocky Mountain business units were combined. Mr. Vezza served as Vice President — Rocky Mountains beginning in June of 2014. Mr. Vezza joined Newfield in August 2012 as General Manager of our Rocky Mountains business unit after 16 years with Marathon Oil Company. Mr. Vezza began his career at Marathon in 1996 as a production engineer and then moved through the organization in various technical and managerial roles in Oklahoma, Texas, Louisiana, Colorado and Wyoming. While at Marathon, Mr. Vezza's last position, from August 2009 to August 2012, was serving as Asset Manager - Wyoming. Mr. Vezza is a member of the Society of Petroleum Engineers and holds a Bachelor of Science in Petroleum and Natural Gas Engineering from Penn State University.

Timothy Yang

Mr. Timothy D. Yang is the General Counsel and Corporate Secretary of Newfield Exploration Company. Prior to joining Newfield, Mr. Yang served as Senior Vice President, Land & Legal, General Counsel, Chief Compliance Officer and Secretary of Sabine Oil & Gas Corporation from December 2014 to July 2015. Mr. Yang was previously promoted to Senior Vice President, General Counsel, Chief Compliance Officer and Secretary in February 2013 after beginning service at Sabine in 2011 as Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary. Prior to Sabine, Mr. Yang served as Associate General Counsel and Assistant Corporate Secretary for Eagle Rock Energy Partners, L.P. from 2009 to 2011. His legal experience covers both public and private companies within the energy and investment industries including Invesco Ltd./AIM Investments, Pogo Producing Company and AEI Services LLC. Mr. Yang holds a Bachelor of Arts in Biology from Trinity University, obtained his Juris Doctor from the University of Houston Law Center and is a member of the Texas and Kansas state bar associations.

Steven Nance

Mr. Steven W. Nance is the Lead Independent Director of Newfield Exploration Company. Mr. Nance has served as President and Manager of Steele Creek Energy, LLC, a private oil and gas investment company, since 2010. Since 2007, Mr. Nance also has provided consulting services on matters such as oil and gas investments, succession planning, coaching and leadership development. Mr. Nance began his career in 1978 as an engineer with The Superior Oil Company. Mr. Nance joined Meridian Oil, Inc., the predecessor company to Burlington Resources, Inc., in 1985, where he held positions of increasing responsibility until his departure in 1997 as Vice President of Burlington’s Gulf Coast division. From 1997 to 1999, he was with XPLOR Energy and its predecessor company, acting as its Chairman, President and CEO in 1999, when XPLOR Energy was acquired by Harken Energy Corporation. From 2000 to 2007, Mr. Nance served as President of Peoples Energy Production Company, until it was acquired by El Paso Corporation. He holds a B.S. in Petroleum Engineering.

Pamela Gardner

Ms. Pamela J. Gardner is an Independent Director of Newfield Exploration Company. Ms. Gardner has served as the CEO with Your Mind at Work, a consulting firm, since January 2013. She spent 24 seasons with the Houston Astros Baseball Club, serving her last 11 years as President, Business Operations. Ms. Gardner began her career with the Houston Astros in 1989 as Director of Communications, was promoted to Vice President of Marketing in 1996, then promoted to Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing in 1999, and served in that role until becoming President in 2001. She retired as President in January 2012, but provided advisory services to the ownership group throughout 2012. Her Specific qualifications, attributes, skills and experience, First female executive inducted into the Texas Baseball Hall of Fame; longest tenured female executive officer in Major League Baseball; public speaker and writer on women’s leadership issues; recipient of the YWCA’s Outstanding Woman of Achievement Award in 2006 and the Trailblazer Award from the Houston Women’s Chamber of Commerce; included in a special exhibit on Women in Baseball in the Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, New York. Relevant management and leadership experience, Professional experience in strategic planning, project development, professional sports, nonprofit/charitable organizations and business; managed all business and operational aspects of the Houston Astros, including oversight of all revenue areas, building management, customer service, finances, sponsorship and ticket sales, community, advertising and marketing, as well as non-baseball events at Minute Maid Park; frequent speaker on leadership and diversity; received the Marguerite Ross Barnett leadership award from the Houston Area Urban League in 2008; in 2017, received the Woman of Inspiration Award from the Houston Chapter of WISE (Women in Professional Sports).

Edgar Giesinger

Mr. Edgar R. Giesinger is an Independent Director of Newfield Exploration Company. Mr. Giesinger was responsible for advising clients in accounting and financial matters, capital raising and international expansion, and with the Securities and Exchange Commission. As managing partner, he was responsible for the strategic direction, partner compensation, human resources and legal and regulatory affairs for the firm'sHoustonoffice. He also served on the nominating committee of KPMG's Board of Directors. Giesinger serves on the Board of Solaris Oilfield Infrastructure, Inc. as audit committee chair and on the Board of Geospace Technologies Corporation where he serves on the audit, nominating and corporate governance and compensation committees. Giesinger is a Certified Public Accountant and a member of the American Institute of Public Accountants and the Texas Society of Certified Public Accountants. He holds a B.B.A. in accounting from The University of Texas at Austinand is active in numerous professional and charitable organizations.

Roger Plank

Mr. Roger B. Plank is an Independent Director of Newfield Exploration Company. Mr. Plank has 35 years of experience in the oil and gas industry. Early in 2016, he founded and began serving as Chief Executive Officer of Apex International Energy Management, LLC, a private oil and gas company focused on acquisitions, exploration and production in the Middle East North Africa region, including Egypt. Recently the Egyptian General Petroleum Company awarded Apex two concessions comprised of 1.7 million acres in the prolific Abu Gharadig Basin. Mr. Plank retired from his position as President and Chief Corporate Officer of Apache Corporation in February 2014 after serving 32 years with the company. He began his career at Apache in 1982 and moved throughout the organization to take on a number of leadership positions in charge of Planning and Corporate Development, Investor Relations and Corporate Communications. Mr. Plank served as Vice President and Chief Financial Officer from July 1997 to May 2000 and Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer from May 2000 to February 2009 when he became President and Principal Financial Officer. He was appointed President and Chief Corporate Officer in February 2011 and served in that role until his retirement in February 2014. He is served as Chief Financial Officer, Principal Financial Officer and President and Chief Corporate Officer at Apache; named among Institutional Investor Magazine’s best energy CFOs in America in 2004 and 2007; determined by the Board to be an audit committee financial expert, as defined by the SEC.

Thomas Ricks

Mr. Thomas G. Ricks is an Independent Director of Newfield Exploration Company. Mr. Ricks serves as Chief Investment Officer of H&S Ventures L.L.C., a private investment firm. Prior to taking this position with H&S Ventures in May 2001, he was CEO of The University of Texas Investment Management Company from March 1996 to May 2001. Mr. Ricks served as Vice Chancellor for Asset Management for The University of Texas System from August 1992 through February 1996, and as Executive Director of Finance and Private Investments from 1988 to 1992. High level of financial literacy and risk analysis expertise, Over 30 years in various domestic and international finance positions in the oil and gas and financial industries, providing him with investment and financial experience combined with accounting and audit expertise; responsible for the management of a $15 billion endowment and operating fund supporting The University of Texas System; holds B.A. in Economics and M.B.A.; Certified Public Accountant (not licensed); determined by the Board to be an audit committee financial expert, as defined by the SEC.

Juanita Romans

Ms. Juanita M. Romans is an Independent Director of the Company. Ms. Romans serves as the CEO of The Romans Group, a private global healthcare consulting firm she founded in January 2011. From 2012 to 2014, Ms. Romans served as Managing Principal of MFR Healthcare Solutions (a partnership formed with The Romans Group), providing strategic, tactical and operational planning consulting services to hospitals, universities, medical institutions and other providers in the global healthcare marketplace. From June 2001 to January 2011, Ms. Romans served as CEO and Central Market Leader of Memorial Hermann – Texas Medical Center, and from January 2003 to January 2011 she served as the CEO of Memorial Hermann Hospital. High level of financial literacy and risk analysis expertise:, Over 20 years of experience in the areas of contracting, project development, partnerships, joint ventures and analyzing risks related to business strategy; managed the costs and responsible for the financial health of Memorial Hermann Hospital with more than 6,000 employees for nine years.

John Schanck

Mr. John W. Schanck is an Independent Director of Newfield Exploration Company. Mr. Schanck has over 35 years of experience in the oil and gas industry, most recently serving as President and CEO of Sonde Resources Corporation in Calgary, Alberta from 2010 until his retirement in June 2013. Sonde is an energy company engaged in the exploration and production of oil and natural gas, with operations in Western Canada and offshore North Africa. Mr. Schanck spent the first 21 years of his career with Unocal Corporation and its subsidiaries. During that time, he helped lead Unocal’s exploration activities in both the U.S. and international regions, holding the positions of Group Vice President – Oil & Gas Operations from 1994 to 1996 and President of Spirit Energy 76 from 1997 to 1999. Following his career with Unocal, Mr. Schanck was Co-CEO for Samson Investment Company from 1999 to 2005 and Managing Partner of Tecton Energy, LLC from 2006 to 2009. Mr. Schanck is also a director of Saulsbury Industries, a private company engaged in engineering and construction, and a director of P2 Energy Solutions, a private company engaged in oil and gas software development and sales.

J. Terry Strange

Mr. J. Terry Strange is an Independent Director of Newfield Exploration Company. Mr. Strange is a 34-year veteran of KPMG LLP. From 1996 until his retirement in 2002, he served as the Vice Chairman and Managing Partner of the U.S. Audit Practice of KPMG in addition to his service from 1998 until 2002 as the Global Managing Partner of the Audit Practice of KPMG International. Other public company directorships in past five years, Group 1 Automotive, Inc. (2005-present); New Jersey Resources Corporation, a natural gas provider (2003-present); BBVA Compass Bancshares, Inc., a commercial bank (2008-present); previously served as a director of SLM Corporation, known as “Sallie Mae” (2008-2013). High Level of Financial Literacy and Risk Analysis Expertise, 34 years of service with KPMG in the audit division, including six years as Vice Chairman and overseeing internal risk management; assisted in developing information risk management team at KPMG; B.B.A. and M.B.A. in Accounting; Certified Public Accountant; named as one of 100 most influential accountants in 2001 by Accounting Today; determined by the Board to be an audit committee financial expert, as defined by the SEC.

James Wells

Mr. James Kent Wells is an Independent Director of Newfield Exploration Company. Mr. Wells has more than 35 years of experience in the oil and gas industry, most recently retiring from his position as CEO and President of Fidelity Exploration & Production Company in February 2015. Mr. Wells launched his career as a petroleum engineer with Amoco Canada Pet. Co. in 1979 and quickly advanced to take on a number of key roles in the organization. From 2000 through 2002, Mr. Wells held the position of Vice President, Rockies, and from 2002 through 2005, Vice President, Gulf of Mexico Shelf, BP America. He also served as General Manager, Abu Dhabi Company for Onshore Oil Operations, 2005 through 2007 and as Senior Vice President, Exploration and Production North America Gas, BP America, from 2007 through 2011. He joined Fidelity Exploration & Production Company in 2011 as President and CEO. In 2013, he was made Vice Chairman of MDU Resources, the parent company of Fidelity, and elected to serve on its board, until he retired in 2015.

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