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SJW Group (SJW.N)

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25 Apr 2018
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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Eric Thornburg

57 2017 President, Chief Executive Officer, Director

James Lynch

58 2010 Chief Financial Officer, Treasurer

Andrew Gere

50 2016 President and Chief Operating Officer of San Jose Water Company

Suzy Papazian

42 2014 General Counsel, Corporate Secretary

Wendy Avila-Walker

54 2014 Controller

Dana Drysdale

62 2000 Vice President - Information System of San Jose Water Company

Craig Giordano

61 2013 Vice President - Engineering of San Jose Water Company

Palle Jensen

58 2017 Executive Vice President of the San Jose Water Company

C.A. Rayer

48 2016 Vice President - Operations of San Jose Water Company

J.B Tang

47 2017 Vice President - Government Relations and Regulatory Affairs of the San Jose Water Company

Andrew Walters

47 2014 Chief Administrative Officer of the San Jose Water Company

George Moss

85 2012 Lead Independent Director

Katharine Armstrong

65 2009 Independent Director

Walter Bishop

66 2012 Independent Director

Douglas King

75 2003 Independent Director

Gregory Landis

67 2016 Independent Director

Debra Man

64 2016 Independent Director

Daniel More

61 2015 Independent Director

Robert Van Valer

68 2006 Independent Director

Biographies

Name Description

Eric Thornburg

Mr. Eric W. Thornburg has been appointed as President, Chief Executive Officer, Director of the Company. He is President and Chief Executive Officer of SJW Group and SJW Land Company and Chief Executive Officer of San Jose Water Company and SJWTX, Inc. since November 6, 2017. Prior to joining the Corporation, Mr. Thornburg served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Connecticut Water Service, Inc. (“CTWS”) since 2006, and Chairman of the Board of CTWS since 2007. Mr. Thornburg served as President of Missouri-American Water, a subsidiary of American Water Works Corporation from 2000 to 2004. From July 2004 to January 2006, he served as Central Region Vice President-External Affairs for American Water Works Corporation. Mr. Thornburg holds a Bachelor of Arts in Biology and Society from Cornell University and a Master’s Degree in Business Administration from Indiana Wesleyan University.

James Lynch

Mr. James P. Lynch is Chief Financial Officer, Treasurer of the Company. Mr. Lynch has served as Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer since October 2010. He is also Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer of San Jose Water Company, SJW Land Company, and SJWTX, Inc. Mr. Lynch served as Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer of Texas Water Alliance Limited from October 2010 until November 16, 2017. Prior to joining the Corporation, Mr. Lynch was an Audit Partner with KPMG LLP. Mr. Lynch was with KPMG LLP for 26 years. Mr. Lynch is a certified public accountant.

Andrew Gere

Mr. Andrew R. Gere is President and Chief Operating Officer of San Jose Water Company, a subsidiary of the Company. Mr. Gere San Jose Water Company—President and Chief Operating Officer. Mr. Gere has served as President and Chief Operating Officer since March 2016 and as Chief Operating Officer since April 2015. From 2013 to April 2015, Mr. Gere was Vice President of Operations. From 2008 to 2013, Mr. Gere was Chief of Operations. From 2006 to 2008, Mr. Gere was Director of Maintenance. From 2005 to 2006, Mr. Gere was Director of Operations and Water Quality. From 2003 to 2005, Mr. Gere was Manager of Operations and Water Quality. Mr. Gere has been with San Jose Water Company since 1995.

Suzy Papazian

Ms. Suzy Papazian is a General Counsel, Corporate Secretary of the Company. Ms. Papazian has served as General Counsel and Corporate Secretary for SJW Group and San Jose Water Company since April 2014. From February 2005 to April 2014, Ms. Papazian was Corporate Secretary and Attorney. She is also Corporate Secretary of SJW Land Company and SJWTX, Inc. From 2009 until 2017, Ms. Papazian served as Secretary of Texas Water Alliance Limited. She was admitted to the California State Bar in January 2000 and thereafter was an Associate Attorney at The Corporate Law Group from March 2000 until February 2005.

Wendy Avila-Walker

Ms. Wendy L. Avila-Walker is Controller of the Company and San Jose Water Company. Ms. Avila-Walker is also Controller of SJW Group since October 2014. From August 2008 to September 2009, Ms. Avila-Walker served as Director of Compliance of San Jose Water Company. From May 2005 to May 2008, Ms. Avila-Walker served as Director of Reporting and Finance of San Jose Water Company.

Dana Drysdale

Mr. Dana R. Drysdale is Vice President, Information Systems, a subsidiary Company of the Company. Mr. Drysdale has served as Vice President of Information Systems since 2000. From 1998 to 1999, Mr. Drysdale was Director of Information Systems. From 1994 to 1998, Mr. Drysdale was Data Processing Manager. Mr. Drysdale joined San Jose Water Company in 1992.

Craig Giordano

Mr. Craig S. Giordano is Vice President - Engineering of San Jose Water Company, a subsidiary of the Company. Mr. Giordano San Jose Water Company—Vice President, Engineering. Mr. Giordano has served as Vice President of Engineering since April 2013. From June 2007 to April 2013, Mr. Giordano was Chief Engineer. From August 2000 to June 2007, Mr. Giordano was Director of Engineering and Construction. From January 1994 to August 2000, Mr. Giordano was Assistant Chief Engineer. Mr. Giordano has been with San Jose Water Company since 1994.

Palle Jensen

Mr. Palle L. Jensen is Executive Vice President of the San Jose Water Company, a subsidiary of the Company. Mr. Jensen has served as Executive Vice President for San Jose Water Company since April 2017 and as Senior Vice President of Regulatory Affairs for SJWTX, Inc. since September 2015. Mr. Jensen served as Senior Vice President of Regulatory Affairs of San Jose Water Company from October 2011 to April 2017. From July 2007 to October 2011, Mr. Jensen was Vice President of Regulatory Affairs. From 1995 to July 2007, Mr. Jensen was Director of Regulatory Affairs. Mr. Jensen has been with San Jose Water Company since 1995.

C.A. Rayer

Mr. C.A. Rayer is a Vice President - Operations of San Jose Water Company, a subsidiary of the Company. Mr. Rayer has served as Vice President of Operations since March 2016 and as Director of Operations from 2014 until March 2016. From 2006 to 2014, Mr. Rayer was the Manager of Operations and from 2001 to 2006, he served as the Operations Superintendent. From 1993 to 2001, Mr. Rayer worked in various capacities for San Jose Water Company.

J.B Tang

Mr. J.B Tang is a Vice President - Government Relations and Regulatory Affairs of the San Jose Water Company, a subsidiary of the Company. Prior to that, Mr. Tang served as Vice President of Corporate Communications from October 2014 to April 2017. From 2012 to October 2014, Mr. Tang was Director of Government Relations and Corporate Communications. From 2009 to 2011, Mr. Tang was Manager of Government Relations and Corporate Communications.

Andrew Walters

Mr. Andrew F. Walters is Chief Administrative Officer of the San Jose Water Company, a subsidiary of the Company. Prior to joining San Jose Water Company, Mr. Walters was a managing director and a senior acquisitions officer in the Infrastructure Investments Group of JP Morgan Asset Management from January 2009 to June 2013.

George Moss

Mr. George E. Moss is no longer Lead Independent Director of the Company effective on April, 25, 2018. Mr. Moss Manufacturing Company, manufacturer of water well casing and screen and water transmission pipe, since May 2010 and Vice Chairman from 1990 to May 2010. Mr. Moss was formerly President of the Roscoe Moss Company until 1990. Mr. Moss was a Board member of the Corporation from 1985 until April 30, 2008 and was re-elected on May 6, 2009.

Katharine Armstrong

Ms. Katharine Armstrong is Independent Director of the Company. Ms. Armstrong was the President of NRS from 2008 until 2017 and the President of Katharine Armstrong, Inc. from 2003 until 2014. Ms. Armstrong founded NRS in 2008, an Austin, Texas based company that works in partnership with universities, agencies of state and federal government, stakeholder groups and others to identify and implement positive solutions to environmental challenges created by regulatory mandates. Ms. Armstrong also served as a director of Uranium Energy Corp. from June 2012 until June 2014.

Walter Bishop

Mr. Walter J. Bishop is Independent Director of the Company. Mr. Bishop, Principal in Walter Bishop Consulting, a firm dedicated to utility management, leadership development, and strategic and business planning since 2010. Mr. Bishop was the General Manager and acted as the Chief Executive Officer of the Contra Costa Water District (the "District") from September 1992 until 2010. The District serves 600,000 customers in Northern California’s Contra Costa County. From 1983 until 1992, he worked for the East Bay Municipal Utility District in Northern California, including serving as its General Manager. Mr. Bishop has served as a Board Member, Chairman and Officer of numerous water industry organizations dedicated to water supply and utility management. Mr. Bishop is a registered civil engineer in the State of California, and holds a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering from Duke University and a Master’s Degree in Public Administration from Pepperdine University.

Douglas King

Mr. Douglas R. King is Independent Director of the Company. Mr. King, Retired as an audit partner of Ernst & Young LLP in 2002. During his career, Mr. King was the audit partner for large, complex public companies, he managed Ernst & Young LLP’s San Francisco office, and had regional management responsibilities. He also serves as a director of Adaptive Spectrum & Signal Alignment, Inc. since 2005. He served as a director of Marvell Technology Group, Ltd. from April 2004 until October 2007, Fuel Systems Solutions, Inc. from April 2006 until July 2010, Silicon Graphics International Corp. from February 2008 until November 2016, and Westport Innovations, Inc. from January 2012 until November 2015. Mr. King is a Certified Public Accountant with a Master’s Degree in Business Administration from the University of Arkansas.

Gregory Landis

Mr. Gregory P. Landis is an Independent Director of the Company. Mr. Landis, Counsel to Yarmuth Wilsdon, PLLC since April 2016 and Senior Advisor to TerraPower, LLC since January 2015. Mr. Landis served as General Counsel and Senior Vice President of TerraPower, LLC from January 2013 until January 2015, and was General Counsel and then Senior Legal Advisor of Intellectual Ventures from November 2007 until December 2012. Previously, Mr. Landis served as the General Counsel and Executive Vice President of Vulcan, Inc. from 2005 to 2007, and from 1995 to 2005 was the General Counsel of AT&T Wireless Services, Inc., where he also served as Executive Vice President and Corporate Secretary. From 1985 until 1995, Mr. Landis was a partner at the law firm of McCutchen, Doyle, Brown & Enersen. Mr. Landis holds a Juris Doctor, cum laude, from Harvard Law School, and a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology, magna cum laude, from Yale University.

Debra Man

Ms. Debra C. Man is an Independent Director of the Company. Ms. Man Retired as the Assistant General Manager and Chief Operating Officer at The Metropolitan Water District of Southern California (“Metropolitan”) in June 2017. She held such positions since December 2003. Metropolitan is a wholesale water utility that provides water to a six-county service area in which over 19 million people reside. She was responsible for managing the operational business functions of Metropolitan, including operations, engineering, water resource management, budget and regulatory compliance. Ms. Man had been with Metropolitan since 1986. Ms. Man is a registered engineer in California and Hawaii and holds a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering from University of Hawaii and a Master’s Degree in Civil Engineering from Stanford University.

Daniel More

Mr. Daniel B. More is an Independent Director of the Company. Mr. More Retired as a Managing Director and Global Head of Utility Mergers & Acquisitions of the Investment Banking Division of Morgan Stanley in 2014. He held such position since 1996. Mr. More has been an investment banker since 1978 and has specialized in the utility sector since 1986. Mr. More serves as a Senior Advisor to Guggenheim Securities since November 2015. He serves as a director of Saeta Yield since February 2015 and served as a director of the New York Independent System Operator from April 2014 until February 2016. Mr. More holds a Bachelor of Arts in Economics from Colby College and a Master of Business Administration in Finance from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania.

Robert Van Valer

Mr. Robert A. Van Valer is Independent Director of the Company. Mr. Van Valer, President of Roscoe Moss Manufacturing Company, manufacturer of water well casing and screen and water transmission pipe, since 1990. Mr. Van Valer served as Vice President from 1984 until 1990 and previously managed domestic and international water well construction projects since joining Roscoe Moss Manufacturing Company in 1977. Mr. Van Valer holds a Bachelor of Science in Finance from the University of Arizona and a Master of International Management from the Thunderbird School of Global Management.

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