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SandRidge Energy Inc (SD.N)

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Michael Bennett

2018 Chairman of the Board

William Griffin

57 2018 Interim President, Chief Executive Officer, Director

Michael Johnson

52 2018 Interim Chief Financial Officer, Senior Vice President, Chief Accounting Officer

John Suter

57 2016 Chief Operating Officer, Executive Vice President

Philip Warman

46 2018 Executive Vice President, General Counsel, Corporate Secretary

R. Scott Griffin

52 2013 Senior Vice President - People and Culture

Sylvia Barnes

2018 Independent Director

Kenneth Beer

60 2018 Independent Director

David Kornder

56 2016 Independent Director

Biographies

Name Description

Michael Bennett

Mr. Michael Lynn Bennett is Chairman of the Board of the Company. He has over forty years of technical and managerial experience in the petrochemical industry. From 1973 until 2010, Mr. Bennett was an employee of Terra Industries Inc., a manufacturer of nitrogen. During such time he served in a variety of leadership roles, including Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, from February 1997 until April 2001, and President and Chief Executive Officer, from April 2001 until April 2010, when the company was acquired by CF Industries. Since May 2010, Mr. Bennett has been a private investor with Albaton Enterprises LLC in Sioux City, Iowa. Mr. Bennett currently serves as Chairman of the board of directors of OCI N.V., a producer of nitrogen fertilizers, methanol, and other natural gas-based products, serving agricultural and industrial customers from the Americas to Asia. Mr. Bennett also serves as Chairman of the board of directors of OCI Partners, L.P., which operates OCI Beaumont, the largest integrated ammonia and methanol production complex in the United States. In addition, Mr. Bennett serves on the board of directors of Alliant Energy. Mr. Bennett is a past Chairman of the board of The Fertilizer Institute, the Methanol Institute, the Agribusiness Association of Iowa, and Morningside College. The Board believes Mr. M. Bennett’s senior management experience, his service on other public company boards and his background in overseeing public company financial management and reporting qualifies him to serve on the Board.

William Griffin

Mr. William M. Griffin, Jr., serves as Interim President, Chief Executive Officer, Director of the Company. Mr. Griffin has thirty-five years of technical and leadership experience with active public and privately owned upstream energy organizations in most oil and gas basins throughout the United States and Gulf of Mexico. Mr. Griffin most recently served as President and CEO of privately held Petro Harvester Oil & Gas from 2012 to August 2015. Mr. Griffin’s background also includes senior leadership positions as President of Ironwood Oil & Gas, Senior Vice President of El Paso Exploration and Production Company, and Vice President of Sonat Exploration Company. In addition to Petro Harvester Oil & Gas, Mr. Griffin previously served on the boards of Black Warrior Methane Corp. and Four Star Oil & Gas Company. Mr. Griffin began his career with TXO Production Corp. and is a registered professional engineer with a B.S. in mechanical engineering from Texas A&M University. The Board believes Mr. Griffin’s senior management experience in the exploration and production industry and his operational/technical experience in the exploration and production industry qualifies him to serve on the Board.

Michael Johnson

Mr. Michael A. Johnson serves as Interim Chief Financial Officer, Senior Vice President, Chief Accounting Officer of the Company. Prior to joining SandRidge, Mr. Johnson served as Senior Vice President - Accounting, Controller and Chief Accounting Officer at Chesapeake Energy Corporation from 2000 until May 10, 2017 and served as its Vice President of Accounting and Financial Reporting from 1998 to 2000 and as Assistant Controller from 1993 to 1998. From 1991 to 1993, Mr. Johnson served as Project Manager of Phibro Energy Production, Inc. From 1987 to 1991, he served as an Audit Manager of Arthur Andersen & Co. Mr. Johnson is a Certified Public Accountant and graduated from the University of Texas at Austin in 1987.

John Suter

Mr. John Patrick Suter has been appointed as Chief Operating Officer, Executive Vice President of the Company. Mr. Suter joined SandRidge in April 2015 as Senior Vice President of Mid-Continent Operations, bringing with him extensive experience in the exploration and production sector, including most recently serving as Vice President of the Woodford business unit at American Energy Partners, LP from November 2013. From May 2010 to September 2013, he served as Vice President of Operations for Chesapeake Energy Corporation’s Western Division, and before that, as Chesapeake’s District Manager for the Barnett Shale and Southern Oklahoma assets. Before joining Chesapeake Energy, Mr. Suter served in various operational roles at Continental Resources, Inc., Cabot Oil & Gas Corporation and Petro-Lewis Corporation. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Petroleum Engineering from Texas Tech University.

Philip Warman

Mr. Philip T. Warman serves as Executive Vice President, General Counsel, Corporate Secretary of SandRidge Energy Inc. He also serves as our Corporate Secretary. Prior to joining the Company, Mr. Warman was the Associate General Counsel for SEC and finance matters for Spectra Energy Corporation from January 2007 through July 2010. From 1998 through 2006 he practiced law as a corporate finance attorney with Vinson & Elkins, LLP in Houston, Texas. Mr. Warman earned a Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering from the University of Houston in 1993 and graduated from the University of Texas School of Law in 1998.

R. Scott Griffin

Mr. R. Scott Griffin serves as Senior Vice President - People and Culture of SandRidge Energy Inc. Mr. Griffin returned to SandRidge from Chaparral Energy, LLC, an oil and natural gas production company, where he led the strategic human resources function. He previously served as Director of Human Resources at SandRidge from 2008 to 2012. For the past 26 years, Mr. Griffin has held various human resources and leadership roles including 13 years as Senior Vice President of Wood Designs, a leading retail fixture manufacturer, and five years as the principal of Redlion Industrial Supply, a company he founded and managed. Mr. Griffin holds a Bachelor of Arts in Communication from the University of Oklahoma and has completed graduate coursework in Organizational Development.

Sylvia Barnes

Ms. Sylvia K. Barnes is Independent Director of the Company. Ms. Barnes is a Principal and owner of Tanda Resources LLC, a privately-held oil & gas investment and consulting company. From 2011 - 2015, Ms. Barnes served as Managing Director and Group Head for KeyBanc Capital Markets Oil & Gas Investment and Corporate Banking Group and was a member of the firm's Executive Committee. Prior to joining KeyBanc, Ms. Barnes was Head of Energy Investment Banking at Madison Williams, and Managing Director at Merrill Lynch's energy investment banking practice. She joined Merrill as part of the firm's acquisition ofPetrie Parkman& Co. From 1994 - 2000, Ms. Barnes worked as Managing Director and SVP for Nesbitt Burns, including serving as head of the firm's U.S. energy investment banking group. Prior to that she worked in various capacities at Nesbitt Burns and its parent company, Bank of Montreal. As a banker Ms. Barnes devoted her career to serving companies in the upstream oil and gas sector and she successfully executed a variety of mergers, acquisitions and divestiture transactions, and advised on public and private equity offerings and private debt and equity placements. Ms. Barnes is a member of the board of directors of Halcon Resources Corporation and serves on the Audit and Reserves Committees. Ms. Barnes began her career as a reservoir engineer for Esso Resources. Ms. Barnes graduated from theUniversity of Manitobawith a Bachelor of Science in Engineering (Dean's List), was a licensed professional engineer inAlbertaand earned a Masters of Business Administration in Finance fromYork University.

Kenneth Beer

Mr. Kenneth H. Beer is Independent Director of the company. He has been Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer for Stone Energy sinceJanuary 2011, and previously served as Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer sinceAugust 2005. Mr. Beer joined Stone Energy after a distinguished career as an energy analyst. Mr. Beer was a partner at the investment banking firm ofJohnson Rice& Company, where he served as director of research and a senior energy analyst. Prior to joiningJohnson Ricein 1992, he spent five years as an energy analyst and investment banker at Howard Weil Incorporated and prior to that, two years as an associate at the Boston Consulting Group. Mr. Beer received an A.B. degree in Economics from Dartmouth College in 1979 and an M.B.A. from Stanford University in 1983.

David Kornder

Mr. David J. Kornder serves as Independent Director of the Company. Mr. Kornder has over twenty years of experience in oil and gas and finance. In November 2016, Mr. Kornder joined with two other oil and gas executives and formed Sequel Energy Group LLC. Mr. Kornder is a Managing Director of this private oil and gas company, which is financially backed by GSO Capital Partners and is focused on making investments in non-operated drilling joint ventures in proven areas with experienced oil and gas teams. From September 2008 until June 2015, Mr. Kornder served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Cornerstone Natural Resources, LLC, a privately held independent oil and gas company primarily focused on drilling and production in the Williston Basin in North Dakota. Previously, Mr. Kornder served as the Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer at BioFuel Energy Corp., a publicly traded ethanol production company, as Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer at Petrie, Parkman, LLC, a privately held investment bank focused on the energy sector, and as Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer and Director for Patina Oil & Gas Corporation, a publicly traded oil and gas company. Mr. Kornder also worked as the Assistant Vice President – Finance at Gillett Group Management and as a senior accountant with Deloitte, Haskins & Sells. Mr. Kornder presently serves on the boards of 3 Bear Energy, LLC, a privately held midstream energy company, and various charitable organizations. Mr. Kornder holds a B.A. in accounting from Montana State University. The Board believes Mr. Kornder’s senior management experience in the exploration and production industry, his prior service on other public company boards, his background in energy-focused investing and capital raising activities and his background in overseeing public company financial management and reporting qualifies him to serve on the Board.

Basic Compensation

Name Fiscal Year Total

Michael Bennett

579,421

William Griffin

244,877

Michael Johnson

--

John Suter

3,180,680

Philip Warman

2,860,900

R. Scott Griffin

--

Sylvia Barnes

--

Kenneth Beer

--

David Kornder

254,432
As Of  31 Dec 2016