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 Board of Directors

R. A. Walker
Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer

 Al Walker is Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer of Anadarko Petroleum Corporation. He joined Anadarko in 2005 as Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, later serving as President and Chief Operating Officer. Prior to joining Anadarko, he worked in the oil and natural gas industry, investment and commercial banking and as an institutional investor.
Mr. Walker is a Director of CenterPoint Energy, Inc. (NYSE: CNP) and BOK Financial Corporation (NASDAQ: BOKF). He is currently on the Board of Trustees for the Houston Museum of Natural Science, a member of The Business Council, Business Roundtable, All-American Wildcatters, and the Boards of Directors of the American Petroleum Institute (Executive Committee), America's Natural Gas Alliance (Executive Committee) and the Greater Houston Partnership.

Anthony R. Chase

 Mr. Chase is Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of ChaseSource, L.P., a Houston-based staffing and real estate development firm, which is ranked among the nation’s largest minority-owned companies. He served as the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of ChaseCom, L.P., a global customer relationship management and staffing services company, until its sale in 2007 to AT&T. Mr. Chase also is a tenured Professor of Law at the University of Houston, where he began teaching in 1990 and was awarded tenure in 1995. He currently serves on the board of directors of Sarepta Therapeutics, Inc., Paragon Offshore plc and the Plaza Group. Until his election at Anadarko, he was also a director of Western Gas Holdings, LLC, a subsidiary of Anadarko and general partner of Western Gas Partners, LP (NYSE: WES), a publicly traded midstream master limited partnership,where he had served since 2008. From 1999 to August 2010, Mr. Chase served as a director of Cornell Companies. From July 2004 to July 2008, he served as a director of the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas, and also served as its deputy chairman from 2006 until his departure in July 2008. Mr. Chase is also on the board of directors of the Greater Houston Partnership, and served as its chairman during 2012. He is also on the board of directors of the Houston Endowment and the Texas Medical Center, and serves on the board of trustees for St. John’s School and KIPP Schools. Mr. Chase holds Bachelor of Arts, Master of Business Administration and Juris Doctor degrees from Harvard University. He has been a director of Anadarko since February 2014.

Kevin P. Chilton

 General Chilton retired as Commander of the United States Strategic Command, Offutt Air Force Base, Nebraska in February 2011, where he was responsible for the plans and operations for all U.S. forces conducting strategic deterrence and U.S. Department of Defense space and cyberspace operations. General Chilton served in the U.S. Air Force for more than 34 years in a wide variety of assignments including pilot, test pilot, instructor and astronaut, while earning numerous major awards and decorations. General Chilton serves as a director of Orbital Sciences Corporation and Level 3 Communications, Inc. He has been a director of Anadarko since May 2011.

H. Paulett Eberhart

Ms. Eberhart is a consultant to CDI Corporation, which provides engineering and information technology/outsourcing and professional staffing services. From January 2011 through March 2014, Ms. Eberhart served as President and Chief Executive Officer of CDI Corporation. From 2009 until January 2011, she was Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of HMS Ventures, a privately held business involved with technology services, and the acquisition and management of real estate. She served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Invensys Process Systems, Inc., a process automation company from January 2007 to January 2009. From 2003 until March 2004, Ms. Eberhart was President, Americas of Electronic Data Systems Corporation (EDS), an information technology and business process outsourcing company. From 2002 to 2003, she was Senior Vice President of EDS and President of Solutions Consulting. While at EDS she was also a member of the executive operations team and investment committee having been employed from 1978 to 2004. She is a Certified Public Accountant and also serves as a Director of Cameron International Corporation. Ms. Eberhart has been a director of Anadarko since August 2004.

Peter J. Fluor

Mr. Fluor is Chairman and CEO of Texas Crude Energy, Inc., a private, independent oil and gas exploration company. Mr. Fluor also serves as lead director of Fluor Corporation and as director of Cameron International Corporation. He is a member of the All American Wildcatters Association and the Council of Overseers of the Jesse H. Jones Graduate School of Management at Rice University. Mr. Fluor has been a director of Anadarko since August 2007.

Richard L. "Rick" George

 Mr. George was appointed President and Chief Executive Officer of Suncor Energy Inc., an integrated energy company, in 1991 and served as Chief Executive Officer of that company until his retirement in May 2012. In May 2013, he was appointed as Chairman of the Board of Penn West Petroleum Ltd., an exploration and production company. In 2011, Mr. George was named Canadian Energy Person of the Year by the Energy Council of Canada and was also elected to the Board of Canadian Pacific Railway. He has also served on the board of directors of the Canadian Council of Chief Executives since 2003. In 2008, he was inducted into the Canadian Petroleum Hall of Fame. Mr. George was named a member of the Order of Canada in 2007 for his leadership in the development of Canada's natural resources sector, for his efforts to provide economic opportunities to Aboriginal communities and for his commitment to sustainable development. Mr. George was named director of Anadarko in May 2012.

Charles W. "Chip" Goodyear

 Mr. Goodyear was appointed non-executive Chairman of the Board of Metallum Holdings 1 B.A., a non-ferrous metals recycling and processing company headquartered in The Netherlands, in January 2014. He has served as Chief Executive Designate of Temasek Holdings (Pte), LTD, an Asian investment company wholly owned by the Singapore Ministry of Finance, from February 2009 until August 2009. From 1999 to January 2008, Mr. Goodyear served in numerous leadership roles at BHP Billiton, the world's largest diversified natural resource company, including as its Chief Executive Officer from 2003 to 2007 after having served as its Chief Development Officer and Chief Financial Officer beginning in 1999. Mr. Goodyear has been a director of Anadarko since March 2012.

Joseph W. Gorder

 Mr. Gorder is Chief Executive Officer and President of Valero Energy Corporation, a Fortune 500 international manufacturer and marketer of transportation fuels, other petrochemical products and power. He also serves as a member of the Valero Energy Corporation Board of Directors and as Chairman of the Board and CEO of Valero Energy Partners, LP. Prior to his appointment as CEO of Valero in May 2014, Mr. Gorder served as President and Chief Operating Officer, responsible for refining operations and commercial operations in marketing, supply, logistics and transportation. He was previously Chief Commercial Officer and President of Valero Europe. He oversaw all commercial trading and related activity for the company, including crude and feedstock supply and trading, wholesale marketing, logistics operations, commercial business development, transportation, refining and specialty products marketing. In addition, he was responsible for all business activity and operations of Valero’s assets in the United Kingdom and Ireland. Mr. Gorder also has served as Valero’s Executive Vice President, Marketing and Supply, following tenure as Senior Vice President for Corporate Development and Strategic Planning. He also serves as an Executive Committee member of the American Fuel & Petrochemical Manufacturers. Before joining Valero, Mr. Gorder held the positions of Vice President of Business Development for Ultramar Diamond Shamrock, and Director of Commercial/Industrial Sales, Assistant Treasurer and Director of Information Systems for Diamond Shamrock. Mr. Gorder was named a director of Anadarko in July 2014.

John R. Gordon

Mr. Gordon is Senior Managing Director of Deltec Asset Management LLC, an investment firm located in New York, New York. He was President of Deltec Securities Corporation from 1988 until it was converted into Deltec Asset Management LLC. Mr. Gordon has been a director of Anadarko since April 1988.

Eric D. Mullins

 Mr. Mullins has served as the Co-Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of the Board of Directors of LRE GP, LLC, the general partner of LRR Energy, L.P., a company which operates, acquires, exploits and develops producing oil and natural gas properties, since May 2011. He also serves as the Managing Director and Co-Chief Executive Officer of Lime Rock Resources, a company that he co-founded in 2005, which acquires, operates and improves lower-risk oil and natural gas properties. Prior to co-founding Lime Rock Resources, Mr. Mullins served as a Managing Director in the investment banking division of Goldman Sachs where he led numerous financing, structuring and strategic advisory transactions in the division's natural resources group. Mr. Mullins was named director of Anadarko in May 2012.