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5847 San Felipe, Suite 3000

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EXECUTIVE MANAGEMENT

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Scott W. Smith is our President, Chief Executive Officer and Director and has served as President and Chief Executive Officer since October 2006 and as Director since March 2008. In 2011, Mr. Smith also served as the President and CEO of Encore Energy Partners LP (NYSE: ENP) until its merger completion with Vanguard on December 1, 2011. Prior to joining us, from July 2004 to October 2006, Mr. Smith served as the President of Ensource Energy Company, LLC during its tender offer for the units of the Eastern American Natural Gas Trust (NYSE: NGT). He has over 30 years of experience in the energy industry, primarily in business development, marketing, and acquisition and divestiture of producing assets and exploration/exploitation projects in the energy sector. Mr. Smith’s experience includes evaluating, structuring, negotiating and managing business and investment opportunities, including energy investments similar to our targeted investments totaling approximately $400 million as both board member and principal investor in Wiser Investment Company LLC, the largest shareholder in The Wiser Oil Company (NYSE: WZR) until its sale to Forest Oil Corporation (NYSE: FST) in June of 2004. From June 2000 to June 2004, Mr. Smith served on the Board of Directors of The Wiser Oil Company. Mr. Smith was also a member of the executive committee of The Wiser Oil Company during this period. From January of 1998 to June of 1999, Mr. Smith was the co-manager of San Juan Partners, LLC, which established control of Burlington Resources Coal Seam Gas Trust (NYSE: BRU), which was subsequently sold to Dominion Resources, Inc. .

 

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Richard A. Robert is our executive vice president, CFO, and secretary of Vanguard Natural Resources, LLC (NASDAQ: VNR) and has served in such capacities since January of 2007. In June of 2014, Mr. Robert was also elected to our Board of Directors. In 2011, Mr. Robert also served as the EVP and CFO of Encore Energy Partners LP (NYSE: ENP) until its merger completion with VNR on December 1, 2011. Prior to joining VNR, he was involved in a number of entrepreneurial ventures and provided financial and strategic planning services to a variety of energy-related companies since 2003. Mr. Robert was vice president of finance for Enbridge US, Inc., a natural gas and oil pipeline company, after its acquisition of Midcoast Energy Resources, Inc. in 2001 where he was CFO and treasurer. He held these positions from 1996 through 2002 and was responsible for acquisition and divestiture analysis, capital formation, taxation and strategic planning, accounting and risk management, and investor relations. Mr. Robert is a certified public accountant.

 

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Britt Pence joined the Company in May 2007 as our Vice President of Engineering and in June 2010 was promoted to Senior Vice President of Operations and in July 2013 named Executive Vice President of Operations. Prior to joining us, since 1997, Mr. Pence was an Area Manager with Anadarko Petroleum Corporation (NYSE: APC) supervising evaluation and exploitation projects in coalbed methane fields in Wyoming and conventional fields in East Texas and the Gulf of Mexico. Prior to joining Anadarko, Mr. Pence served as a reservoir engineer with Greenhill Petroleum Company from 1991 to 1997 with responsibility for properties in the Permian Basin, South Louisiana and the Gulf of Mexico. From 1983 to 1991, Mr. Pence served as reservoir engineer with Mobil with responsibility for properties in the Permian Basin.

 

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

 

Richard Anderson is the Chairman of our Board of Directors and is currently the Chief Financial Officer and a Board of Director for Eurasia Drilling Company, Ltd GDR (LSE: EDCL), a provider of exploratory and development drilling and oil and gas field services to companies operating within the Russian Federation, Kazakhstan, and Caspian Sea region. Mr. Anderson has served in this capacity since June 2008. Between June 2007 and June 2008, Mr. Anderson served as an independent consultant to Prime Natural Resources, a closely-held exploration and production company. Mr. Anderson was previously the President, Chief Financial Officer and a director of Prime Natural Resources from January 1999 to June 2007. Prior to his employment at Prime Natural Resources, he was employed by Hein & Associates LLP, a certified public accounting firm, where he served as a partner from 1989 to January 1995 and as a managing partner from January 1995 until October 1998. Mr. Anderson has also served on the board of directors of Transocean, Ltd. (NYSE: RIG) since November 2007 and the board of directors of Boots & Coots, Inc. (AMEX: WEL) since August 1999. Within the last five years, Mr. Anderson also served on the Board of Directors of Calibre Energy, Inc. from August 2005 to March 2007. We believe that Mr. Anderson?s extensive energy industry and financial background and his experience serving as the chief financial officer of a public company bring important experience and skill to the board.  
 
Bruce W. McCullough is a member of our Board of Directors and since 1986 has served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Huntington Energy Corp., an independent exploration and production company that has been involved in exploration and production activities in the Appalachian basin, East Texas, Mid-Continent and the Gulf Coast. Prior to forming Huntington in 1986, Mr. McCullough held senior management positions with Pool Offshore, a Houston-based oil field service company.  We believe that Mr. McCullough’s extensive energy industry background and his experience serving as the chief executive officer of an exploration and production company bring important experience and skill to the board.
 
Loren Singletary is a member of our Board of Directors and is currently Vice President Investor and Industry Relations for National Oilwell Varco (NYSE:NOV), an oilfield service company. Mr. Singletary has served in this capacity since 2003 and has also served as National Oilwell Varco’s Vice President of Investor Relations since January 2009.  Prior to his current position, from 1998 to 2003, Mr. Singletary was the co-owner and President of LSI Interests, Ltd., an oilfield service company that was acquired by National Oilwell in 2003. In addition to his vast experience in the oilfield service sector, Mr. Singletary has also been involved in the upstream E&P sector, both onshore and offshore, as a private investor for the past 20 years.  We believe that Mr. Singletary’s extensive energy industry background and his experience serving as an executive officer of a public company bring important experience and skill to the board.
 
Scott W. Smith is our President, Chief Executive Officer and Director and has served as President and Chief Executive Officer since October 2006 and as Director since March 2008. Prior to joining us, from July 2004 to October 2006, Mr. Smith served as the President of Ensource Energy Company, LLC during its tender offer for the units of the Eastern American Natural Gas Trust (NYSE:NGT). He has over 25 years of experience in the energy industry, primarily in business development, marketing, and acquisition and divestiture of producing assets and exploration/exploitation projects in the energy sector. Mr. Smith’s experience includes evaluating, structuring, negotiating and managing business and investment opportunities, including energy investments similar to our targeted investments totaling approximately $400 million as both board member and principal investor in Wiser Investment Company LLC, the largest shareholder in The Wiser Oil Company (NYSE:WZR) until its sale to Forest Oil Corporation (NYSE:FST) in June of 2004. From June 2000 to June 2004, Mr. Smith served on the Board of Directors of The Wiser Oil Company. Mr. Smith was also a member of the executive committee of The Wiser Oil Company during this period. From January of 1998 to June of 1999, Mr. Smith was the co-manager of San Juan Partners, LLC, which established control of Burlington Resources Coal Seam Gas Trust (NYSE:BRU), which was subsequently sold to Dominion Resources, Inc. We believe that Mr. Smith’s extensive energy industry background, particularly the three years he has spent serving as part of our executive management team, brings important experience and skill to the board.
 
Richard A. Robert is our executive vice president, CFO, and secretary of Vanguard Natural Resources, LLC (NASDAQ: VNR) and has served in such capacities since January of 2007. In June of 2014, Mr. Robert was also elected to our Board of Directors. In 2011, Mr. Robert also served as the EVP and CFO of Encore Energy Partners LP (NYSE: ENP) until its merger completion with VNR on December 1, 2011. Prior to joining VNR, he was involved in a number of entrepreneurial ventures and provided financial and strategic planning services to a variety of energy-related companies since 2003. Mr. Robert was vice president of finance for Enbridge US, Inc., a natural gas and oil pipeline company, after its acquisition of Midcoast Energy Resources, Inc. in 2001 where he was CFO and treasurer. He held these positions from 1996 through 2002 and was responsible for acquisition and divestiture analysis, capital formation, taxation and strategic planning, accounting and risk management, and investor relations. Mr. Robert is a certified public accountant.

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