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SunCoke Energy Inc (SXC.N)

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20 Jul 2018
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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

John Rowe

74 2018 Non-Executive Independent Chairman of the Board

Michael Rippey

60 2017 President, Chief Executive Officer, Director

Fay West

48 2014 Chief Financial Officer, Senior Vice President

Katherine Gates

41 2015 Senior Vice President, Chief Compliance Officer, General Counsel

Gary Yeaw

60 2015 Senior Vice President - Human Resources

Phillip Hardesty

55 2015 Senior Vice President - Commercial Operations, Business Development, Terminals and International Coke

Allison Lausas

38 2014 Vice President - Finance, Controller

Andrew Africk

51 2016 Independent Director

Alvin Bledsoe

70 2011 Independent Director

Peter Hamilton

71 2011 Independent Director

Susan Landahl

57 2017 Independent Director

Robert Peiser

70 2016 Independent Director

James Sweetnam

65 2012 Independent Director

Andy Kellogg

2018 Investor Relations

Biographies

Name Description

John Rowe

Dr. John W. Rowe, M.D., serves as Non-Executive Independent Chairman of the Board of the Company effective January 1, 2018. Mr. Rowe was elected as a director of SunCoke Energy, Inc., effective April 1, 2012, and was appointed as non-executive Chairman of the Board effective January 1, 2018. On March 12, 2012, Mr. Rowe retired as Chairman, Chief Executive Officer and director of Exelon Corporation, or Exelon (an electric utility company), and as a director of Commonwealth Edison Company and PECO Energy Company, both subsidiaries of Exelon. He served as a director and Chief Executive Officer or Co-Chief Executive Officer of Exelon since its formation in October 2000. He served as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Exelon since April 2002. At various times since 2000, he also held the title of President of Exelon. He previously served as Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer of Unicom Corporation and Commonwealth Edison Company from March 1998 until October 2000. Mr. Rowe is a director of Northern Trust Corporation (an international financial services company), where he serves as a member of its Corporate Governance Committee, and its Capital Governance Committee, Compensation and Benefits, and Executive Committees. Mr. Rowe also joined the Board of Directors of The Allstate Corporation (an insurance company) in 2012 and serves as a member of its Compensation and Succession Committee and its Nominating and Governance Committee. Effective December 31, 2011, Mr. Rowe retired as a director of Sunoco, Inc. (a transportation fuel provider with interests in logistics) and as chair of its Corporate Responsibility Committee and as a member of its Compensation and Executive Committees. Mr. Rowe, with nearly 30 years of experience with electric utility companies in various positions, including serving as Chief Executive Officer of Exelon, has senior management-level experience and general operations and manufacturing experience.

Michael Rippey

Mr. Michael G. Rippey serves as President, Chief Executive Officer, Director of the Company. Mr. Rippey was appointed as Chief Executive Officer, President and a director of SunCoke Energy, Inc., effective December 1, 2017. At that time, he also was appointed as Chairman, Chief Executive Officer and President of SunCoke Energy Partners GP LLC, the general partner of SunCoke Energy Partners, L.P., our sponsored master limited partnership. He joins SunCoke most recently from Nippon Steel & Sumitomo Metal Corporation (a leading global steelmaker) where, since 2015, he has served as Senior Advisor. From 2014 to 2015, he served as Chairman of the Board of ArcelorMittal USA (a major domestic steel manufacturer), and from August 2006 through October 2014, he was ArcelorMittal USA’s President and Chief Executive Officer. Prior to that, he successfully rose through progressively responsible financial, commercial and administrative leadership roles at ArcelorMittal USA and its predecessor companies: (i) from 2005 to 2006, he was Executive Vice President, Sales and Marketing at Mittal Steel USA; (ii) from 2000 to 2005, he was Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer at lspat Inland Inc.; and (iii) from 1998 to 2000, he served as Vice President, Finance and Chief Financial Officer of Ispat Inland Inc. He began his career with Inland Steel Company (a predecessor to ArcelorMittal USA) in 1984. Mr. Rippey currently serves on the Board of Directors of Olympic Steel, Inc. (NASDAQ: ZEUS), a $1.1 billion steel service center headquartered in Ohio, where he is a member of the Nominating Committee, the Compensation Committee, and the Audit and Compliance Committee. In addition to ArcelorMittal USA, Mr. Rippey’s previous board service includes the National Association of Manufacturers and the American Iron & Steel Institute, where he was a past Chairman of the Board.

Fay West

Ms. Fay West is a Chief Financial Officer, Senior Vice President of the Company. Ms. West was appointed as Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of SunCoke Energy, Inc. in October 2014. Prior to that time, she served as Vice President and Controller of SunCoke Energy, Inc. since February 2011. In addition, Ms. West was named Vice President and Controller and appointed to the Board of Directors of SunCoke Energy Partners GP LLC, the general partner of SunCoke Energy Partners, L.P. in July 2012. Prior to joining SunCoke Energy, Inc., she was Assistant Controller at United Continental Holdings, Inc. (an airline holding company) from April 2010 to January 2011. She was Vice President, Accounting and Financial Reporting for PepsiAmericas, Inc. (a manufacturer and distributor of beverage products) from December 2006 through March 2010 and Director of Financial Reporting from December 2005 to December 2006. Ms. West is a director of Quaker Chemical Corporation (a leading manufacturer and supplier of process fluids and specialty chemicals) where she also serves as a member of its Audit Committee.

Katherine Gates

Ms. Katherine T. Gates is a Senior Vice President, Chief Compliance Officer, General Counsel of the Company. Ms. Gates was appointed Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Chief Compliance Officer, effective October 22, 2015. At that time, she also was appointed as a Director of SunCoke Energy Partners GP, LLC. Ms. Gates joined SunCoke in February 2013 as Senior Health, Environment and Safety Counsel. She was promoted to Vice President and Assistant General Counsel in July 2014, where she focused on litigation, regulatory and commercial matters. Ms. Gates began her legal career in private practice as a Partner at Beveridge & Diamond, P.C. She served on the firm’s Management Committee, where she addressed budget, compensation, commercial, and other issues. Ms. Gates also co-chaired the civil litigation section of the firm’s Litigation Practice Group.

Gary Yeaw

Mr. Gary P. Yeaw is a Senior Vice President - Human Resources of the Company. Mr. Yeaw was appointed Senior Vice President, Human Resources of SunCoke Energy, Inc. on November 1, 2015. Prior to that, he was Vice President, Human Resources. Mr. Yeaw leads the human resources function at SunCoke Energy, Inc., and is responsible for key organizational activities. Prior to joining SunCoke Energy, Inc., he was Executive Vice President, Human Resources and Communications for Chemtura Corporation. Mr. Yeaw also served as Vice President, Human Resources for American Standard Companies, as well as Vice President, Human Resources Operational Excellence in charge of global benefit programs, labor relations, HR systems and employee services. Mr. Yeaw holds professional designations as a Senior Human Resources Professional, Certified Compensation Professional and was a charter member of the International Society of Employee Benefits Specialists.

Phillip Hardesty

Mr. Phillip Michael Hardesty is a Senior Vice President - Commercial Operations, Business Development, Terminals and International Coke of the Company. Mr. Hardesty was appointed Senior Vice President, Commercial Operations, Business Development, Terminals and International Coke of SunCoke Energy, Inc., effective October 1, 2015. At that time, he also was appointed as a Director of SunCoke Energy Partners GP, LLC. Mr. Hardesty joined SunCoke Energy, Inc. in 2011 as Senior Vice President, Sales and Commercial Operations, and has more than 30 years of experience in the mining industry. Before joining SunCoke, Mr. Hardesty served as Senior Vice President for International Coal Group, Inc. (“ICG”), where he was responsible for leading the sales and marketing functions and was a key member of the executive management team. Prior to ICG, Mr. Hardesty served as Vice President of Commercial Optimization at Arch Coal, where he developed and executed trade strategies, optimized production output and directed coal purchasing activities. He is a past board member and Secretary-Treasurer of the Putnam County Development Authority in West Virginia.

Allison Lausas

Ms. Allison S. Lausas is Vice President - Finance, Controller of the Company. Ms. Lausas was appointed Vice President, Finance and Controller of both SunCoke Energy, Inc. and SunCoke Energy Partners GP LLC, in October 2014. Ms. Lausas joined SunCoke Energy, Inc. in 2011 and most recently held the role of Assistant Controller. Prior to joining SunCoke Energy, Inc., she worked as an auditor at KPMG LLP, an audit, advisory and tax services firm, from 2002 to 2011, where she served both public and private corporations in the consumer and industrial markets.

Andrew Africk

Mr. Andrew D. Africk is an Independent Director of the Company. Mr. Africk was appointed as a director of SunCoke Energy, Inc., effective March 7, 2016. Mr. Africk founded Searay Capital LLC (a private investment company) in 2013. He previously spent 21 years at Apollo Global Management LLC (an alternative asset management firm), including as a senior partner responsible for Apollo’s investments in technology and communications, including Apollo’s purchases of Intelsat Ltd. (a global provider of commercial satellite services) and Hughes Communications, Inc. (a leading provider of satellite technology). Mr. Africk serves on the boards of ADT Inc. (the largest home security monitoring company in the U.S.) and of RPX Corp. (a manager of patent assets for the high technology sector). Mr. Africk’s previous public company board service includes Hughes Communications, Inc. (December 2005 to June 2011), where he served as Chair of the Governance Committee and a member of the Compensation Committee; and Hughes Telematics, Inc. (April 2009 to June 2013), where he served as a member of the Compensation Committee. In addition, Mr. Africk serves on several private company boards, and also is a member of the Board of Overseers of the University of Pennsylvania School of Engineering and the UCLA Science Board. Mr. Africk has significant strategic planning, business development and managerial skills, with more than 20 years of corporate management and director experience.

Alvin Bledsoe

Mr. Alvin Bledsoe is an Independent Director of the Company. Mr. Bledsoe was elected as a director of SunCoke Energy, Inc. in June 2011. Effective September 1, 2017, he also was appointed as a director of SunCoke Energy Partners GP LLC, the general partner of SunCoke Energy Partners, L.P., our sponsored master limited partnership. From 1972 until his retirement from the firm in 2005, Mr. Bledsoe served in various senior roles at PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP, or PwC (an international accounting firm). In 2007, he joined the Board of Directors of Crestwood Gas Services GP LLC, the general partner of Crestwood Midstream Partners LP (a natural gas and crude oil logistics master limited partnership), formerly Quicksilver Gas Services. Upon the October 2013 merger and subsequent related corporate restructuring between Crestwood Midstream Partners LP, Inergy, L.P. and Inergy Midstream, L.P., Mr. Bledsoe was appointed to the boards of Crestwood Midstream GP LLC, the general partner of Crestwood Midstream Partners LP and Crestwood Equity GP LLC, the general partner of Crestwood Equity Partners LP (a natural gas and crude oil logistics master limited partnership holding company), where he chaired the Audit Committees of both companies. In 2015, Crestwood Equity Partners LP acquired Crestwood Midstream Partners LP and eliminated the need for a separate Board of Directors at Crestwood Midstream Partners GP LLC. Mr. Bledsoe is a director of Crestwood Equity GP LLC, and is the chair of its Audit Committee. From May 2007 to August 2010, Mr. Bledsoe served as a member of the Archuleta County Colorado Financial Advisory Task Force. Mr. Bledsoe is an experienced finance and public accounting executive, having spent his entire 33-year career with PwC.

Peter Hamilton

Mr. Peter B. Hamilton is an Independent Director of the Company. Mr. Hamilton was elected as a director of SunCoke Energy, Inc. in June 2011. He is the former Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Brunswick Corporation (a global designer, manufacturer and marketer of recreation products), a position he held from September 2008 until his retirement in February 2013. Mr. Hamilton returned to Brunswick Corporation in September 2008 after retiring from the company in 2007. He was President of the Life Fitness division of Brunswick Corporation from 2005 to 2006 and President of the Brunswick Boat Group from 2006 to 2007. He also served as Vice Chairman of the Board of Brunswick Corporation from 2000 until his initial retirement in 2007. He joined the Board of Directors of Oshkosh Corporation (a designer, manufacturer and marketer of specialty vehicles and vehicle bodies) in 2011 and is the chair of its Audit Committee.

Susan Landahl

Ms. Susan R. Landahl serves as Independent Director of the Company. Ms. Landahl was appointed as a director of SunCoke Energy, Inc., effective September 1, 2017. Since June 2015, Ms. Landahl has served as Senior Vice President, Organizational Effectiveness and Integrated Performance Assessment of Exelon Generation Company, LLC, a major generator and marketer of electricity and a subsidiary of Exelon Corporation, one of the nation’s largest power generators, with operations in 48 states. Since joining Exelon in 1999, Ms. Landahl has held a number of senior leadership positions, including Senior Vice President, Operations Integration & Business Development from August 2012 to January 2014, and Chief Operating Officer & Senior Vice President, Exelon Nuclear from June 2010 to August 2012. In this latter position, she oversaw 10 nuclear facilities with 17 nuclear reactors in Illinois, New Jersey and Pennsylvania, and was responsible for 5,000 employees and annual budgets in excess of $1.5 billion. Exelon’s nuclear fleet has since grown to 14 nuclear facilities, including 23 reactors in five states. As Vice President, Industry Leadership at the Institute for Nuclear Power Operations from January 2014 to June 2015, Ms. Landahl led development of INPO 15-005, now the industry standard for leadership development and organizational effectiveness for the entire U.S. nuclear fleet and much of the world. She is a current member of the Advisory Committee for the Future of Nuclear Study.

Robert Peiser

Mr. Robert A. Peiser is an Independent Director of the Company. Mr. Peiser was appointed as a director of SunCoke Energy, Inc., effective March 7, 2016. Mr. Peiser is engaged in active service on public as well as private corporate and not-for-profit boards. From 2008 to May 2010, Mr. Peiser served as the Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of the Board of Omniflight Helicopters, Inc. (an air medical services provider). From April 2002 through January 2008, he was President, CEO and a director of Imperial Sugar Company (a refiner and marketer of sugar products). Mr. Peiser has been a director of USA Truck, Inc. (intermodal transportation and logistics services provider) since February 2012 and has been its Chairman since November 2012. His previous public company board service includes Standard Register Company (October 2013 to November 2015), where he served as chair of its Compensation Committee and was a member of its Governance Committee; Primary Energy Recycling Corp. (June 2013 to December 2014), where he served as Chairman of the Board and was a member of the Audit, Compensation and Governance Committees; Team Industrial Services, Inc. (July 2007 to September 2012), where he was a member of the Audit, Compensation and Executive Committees; Solutia, Inc. (February 2008 to July 2012), where he served as chair of the Governance Committee and was a member of the Risk Committee; and Signature Group Holdings, Inc. (June 2010 to May 2011) where he served as Vice Chairman and was chair of the Audit Committee. In addition, Mr. Peiser previously served as Chairman of the Texas TriCities Chapter of the National Association of Corporate Directors.

James Sweetnam

Mr. James E. Sweetnam is an Independent Director of the Company. Mr. Sweetnam was elected as a director of SunCoke Energy, Inc. in January 2012. Mr. Sweetnam served as President, Chief Executive Officer and a director of Dana Holding Corporation, or Dana (a motor vehicle parts supplier), from July 2009 until November 2010. From 1997 until June 2009, Mr. Sweetnam served in senior management positions at Eaton Corporation, or Eaton (a global diversified power management company), including as President of the Truck Group from 2001 until June 2009. Prior to joining Eaton, Mr. Sweetnam spent 10 years with Cummins, Inc. (a diesel and natural gas engine designer, manufacturer and distributor) in a variety of senior management positions. He currently serves on the Board of Directors of Republic Airways Holdings, Inc. (an airline holding corporation), where he is a member of its Audit and Compensation Committees. Mr. Sweetnam also serves on the board of LMI (a private, not-for-profit corporation that provides management consulting, research and analysis to governments and other nonprofit organizations), and is a member of its Audit and Governance Committees. From February 2007 until its acquisition by Berkshire Hathaway Inc. in September 2011, Mr. Sweetnam served as a director of Lubrizol Corporation (a specialty chemicals company) and as a member of its Audit, Nominating and Governance, and Organization and Compensation Committees.

Andy Kellogg

Basic Compensation

Name Fiscal Year Total

John Rowe

220,000

Michael Rippey

2,229,590

Fay West

1,519,470

Katherine Gates

1,088,400

Gary Yeaw

902,612

Phillip Hardesty

1,128,970

Allison Lausas

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Andrew Africk

180,000

Alvin Bledsoe

193,000

Peter Hamilton

186,667

Susan Landahl

60,000

Robert Peiser

195,000

James Sweetnam

204,637

Andy Kellogg

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As Of  31 Dec 2017