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Gregory L. Ebel, Chairman

Mr. Ebel served as Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer of Spectra Energy Corp and as chairman, president and chief executive officer of Spectra Energy Partners until his retirement in February 2017. He previously served in a number of leadership roles for Spectra Energy and its predecessor companies, including chief financial officer; president of Union Gas Limited; vice president of investor and shareholder relations; managing director of mergers and acquisitions; and vice president of strategic development. Mr. Ebel also serves as a director and chairman of Enbridge, Inc.

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Cheryl K. Beebe

Ms. Beebe served as the Chief Financial Officer of Ingredion Incorporated (formerly named Corn Products International, Inc.), from 2004 until her retirement in January 2014, including as Executive Vice President beginning in 2010. Ms. Beebe previously served Ingredion as Vice President, Finance from July 2002 to February 2004, as Vice President from February 1999 to 2004 and as Treasurer from 1997 to February 2004. She served as Director of Finance and Planning for the Corn Refining Business of CPC International Inc. (now named Unilever BestFoods) from 1995 to 1997 and as Director of Financial Analysis and Planning for its Corn Products North America business from 1993 to 1995. Ms. Beebe is also a director and chair of the Audit Committee of Packaging Corporation of America and chair of the Board of Directors of Goldman Sachs Trust II.

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Oscar P. Bernardes

Mr. Bernardes has been a managing partner at Yguaporã Consultoria e Empreendimentos Ltda., a consulting and investment firm, in São Paulo, Brazil since 1999. From 2004 to 2011, he was a managing partner at Integra Associados - Reestruturacao Empresarial Ltda., a consulting firm specializing in financial restructuring, governance and interim management in turnaround situations, in São Paulo, Brazil. From 1999 to 2003, Mr. Bernardes was chairman of TIW do Brasil, a Canadian telecommunications company. From 1997 to 1999, Mr. Bernardes was Chief Executive Officer of Bunge International, a leading global agribusiness and food company. and from 1996 to 1997, he was in charge of the global food business at Bunge. Mr. Bernardes also serves as a director, chairman and chair of the Audit Committee of Localiza Rent a Car S.A., and as a director of DASA Laboratórios da América S.A. and Votorantim Participações S.A.

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Nancy E. Cooper

Ms. Cooper served as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of CA, Inc. (“CA”), an IT management software provider, from August 2006 until she retired in May 2011. Ms. Cooper joined CA in August 2006 with nearly 30 years of finance experience, including as Chief Financial Officer for IMS Health Incorporated and, prior to that, Reciprocal, Inc. Ms. Cooper began her career at IBM Corporation where she held increasingly important roles over a 22-year period that focused on technology strategy and financial management. Ms. Cooper also serves as a director and a member of the Audit Committee and the Innovation and Technology Committee of Aptiv Corporation, a director and chair of the Audit Committee of Brunswick Corporation and a director of Guardian Life Insurance Company of America.

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Timothy S. Gitzel

Mr. Gitzel has been President and Chief Executive Officer of Cameco Corporation, a uranium producer and provider of processing services required to produce fuel for nuclear power plants, since May 2010 and July 2011, respectively. Mr. Gitzel joined Cameco in January 2007 as senior vice-president and chief operating officer and served in that role until May 2010. Prior to joining Cameco, Mr. Gitzel was Executive Vice President, mining business unit for Areva SA in Paris, France from 2004 to January 2007, and served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Cogema Resources Inc., now known as Areva Resources Canada, from 2001 to 2004. Mr. Gitzel also serves as a member of the Board of Directors of Cameco as well as Washington based Nuclear Energy Institute. Mr. Gitzel was previously chair of the World Nuclear Association, co-chair of the 2013 Mastercard Memorial Cup and is currently a governor with Junior Achievement of Saskatchewan. Mr. Gitzel is a recipient of the Saskatchewan Centennial Medal and the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Medal.

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Denise C. Johnson

Ms. Johnson serves as a Group President of Resource Industries of Caterpillar Incorporated, a manufacturer of construction and mining equipment, diesel and natural gas engines, industrial gas turbines and diesel-electric locomotives ("Caterpillar"). From January 2015 until February 2016, Ms Johnson served as Vice President of Material Handling and Underground Division of Caterpillar, since January 2015. Prior to that, Ms. Johnson served as Vice President and Officer – Integrated Manufacturing Operations from May 2013 to January, 2015, as Vice President and Officer – Diversified Products Division from January 2013 to May 2013 and as General Manager – Specialty Products from May 2011 to January 2013 of Caterpillar. Ms. Johnson began her career at General Motors Corporation and continued at General Motors Company, where she held increasingly important roles from 1989 through 2011, including President and Managing Director of General Motors do Brasil Ltda.; Vice President and Officer, General Motors Labor Relations; Vehicle Line Director and Vehicle Chief Engineer, Global Small Cars; and Plant Manager, Flint Truck Assembly & Flint Metal Center Plants. Ms. Johnson is a member of National Mining Association, MIT Leaders for Global Operations Governing Board, OSF Saint Francis Medical Center Community Advisory Board and The Center for Prevention of Abuse.

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Emery N. Koenig

Mr. Koenig served as Vice Chairman and Chief Risk Officer of Cargill, Incorporated (“Cargill”) and as a member of its Corporate Leadership Team from September 2013 and December 2009, respectively, until his retirement in February 2016. Mr. Koenig also served, concurrently since April 2006, as leader of the Cargill Agricultural Supply Chain Platform. Previously, Mr. Koenig served as Executive Vice President and Chief Risk Officer of Cargill from June 2011 to September 2013; as Senior Vice President at Cargill from June 2010 to June 2011; as a leader of the Cargill Energy, Transportation and Industrial Platform from June 2007 to July 2011. Since joining Cargill in 1978, Mr. Koenig has had 14 years of agricultural commodity trading and managerial experience in various locations in the United States, 15 years in Geneva, Switzerland leading Cargill’s global trading and risk management activities, including overseeing the businesses in Malaysia, Indonesia and Singapore before returning to the United States to lead the Cargill Energy, Transportation and Industrial Platform.

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Gretchen H. Watkins

Ms. Watkins joined Shell Oil Company, an energy and petrochemicals company and producer of new energies, natural gas, gasoline, oil and other chemical products, in May 2018 as President of Shell Oil Company and Executive Vice President Global Shales. From October 2016 to May 2018, Ms. Watkins served as Chief Executive Officer of Maersk Oil and Gas, a Danish oil and gas company. Before serving as Chief Executive Officer, beginning in January 2014, Ms. Watkins served as Chief Operating Officer from 2014 to 2016 for Maersk Oil and Gas. From June 2008 to September 2013, Ms. Watkins held various officer position at Marathon Oil Company.

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James (“Joc”) C. O’Rourke

James 'Joc' C. O’Rourke is President and Chief Executive Officer of The Mosaic Company. Elected to the Mosaic Board of Directors in May 2015, O’Rourke succeeded Jim Prokopanko as the Company's President and CEO effective August 5, 2015. He is the third executive to lead the Company since Mosaic was founded in 2004.
O'Rourke joined Mosaic as Executive Vice President – Operations in January 2009. He was promoted to Executive Vice President – Operations and Chief Operating Officer in August 2012. For more than six years, O’Rourke was responsible for Mosaic’s global mining and processing operations, supply chain, procurement, and environment, health and safety organizations. O’Rourke’s focus on employees, innovation and execution has propelled significant Company growth and expansions in potash and phosphate production. He has also led programs to improve operational efficiency, lower production costs and advance sustainability performance through water, energy and greenhouse gas emissions reductions.
Prior to joining Mosaic, O'Rourke was President of Australia Pacific for Barrick Gold Corporation, the largest gold producer in Australia, where he was responsible for the Australia Pacific Business Unit consisting of 10 gold and copper mines in Australia and Papua New Guinea. O'Rourke has more than 25 years of experience in mining and processing operations, and has held various management, engineering and other roles in the mining industry in Canada and Australia. He holds a bachelor of science degree in mining and mineral engineering from the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, Canada, and an Executive Master of Business Administration degree from INSEAD in Fontainebleau, France.
Mr. O'Rourke also serves as a director, chair of the Compensation and Human Resources Committee and member of the Nominating and Governance Committee of the Toro Company.

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Luciano Siani Pires

Luciano Siani Pires serves as Chief Financial Officer for Vale S.A. a global mining company. From 2008 to July 2012, Mr. Siani Pires held the positions of global director of Strategic Planning and global director of Human Resources and Governance. In 2007 and 2008, Mr. Siani Pires was chief of Staff and executive secretary to the president at Brazil's National Development Bank (BNDES), where he previously worked from 2005 and 2006 as chief of the Holding Management department (Capital Markets), and head of the Export Finance department in 2001 and 2002. Also at BNDES between 1992 and 1999, Mr. Siani Pires held positions in financial planning, investor relations and capital markets. From 2003 to 2005, Mr. Siani Pires worked as a consultant for McKinsey & Company, focusing on the basic materials sector. Mr. Siani Pires has served on the boards of Tele Norte Leste (Telemar), Suzano Bahia Sul Papel e Celulose, and Vale/Valepar.

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David T. Seaton

Mr. Seaton is the former Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer of Fluor Corporation. Mr. Seaton became CEO and joined Flour’s board in February 2011 and was elected its Chairman in February 2012. Prior to his appointment as Chief Executive Officer, he served as Chief Operating Officer of Fluor with responsibility for overseeing the company’s five business groups, project operations, health, safety and environmental, and business development, from November 2009; Senior Group President, Energy and Chemicals, Power and Government from March 2009 to November 2009; and Group President of Energy and Chemicals for Fluor from February 2007 to March 2009. Mr. Seaton has also served as chairman of the National Association of Manufactures' Board of Directors and in leadership positions of numerous business associations, including the Business Roundtable, the International Business Council, the American Petroleum Institute (API) and the U.S.-Saudi Arabian Business Council. In 2011, he was appointed by the U.S. Secretary of Energy to serve as a member of the National Petroleum Council.

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Steven M. Seibert

Mr. Seibert is a land use and environmental attorney and has been a Florida Supreme Court-certified mediator for over 20 years. He has operated The Seibert Law Firm in Tallahassee, Florida since January 2003 and in early 2013 co-founded a strategy consulting firm, TriSect LLC. From July 2008 until September 2011, Mr. Seibert served as Senior Vice President and Director of Strategic Visioning for the Collins Center for Public Policy, a non-profit, non-partisan policy research organization. He also served as the Executive Director of the Century Commission for a Sustainable Florida from 2005 until July 2008. Prior to starting his law practice in 2003, Mr. Seibert was the gubernatorial appointed Secretary of the Florida Department of Community Affairs from 1999 to 2003 and, before that, Mr. Seibert served as an elected County Commissioner representing Pinellas County, Florida from 1992 to 1999.

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Kelvin R. Westbrook

Mr. Westbrook has been President and Chief Executive Officer of KRW Advisors, LLC, a provider of strategic and general business and consulting services in the telecommunications, media and other industries, since September 2007. Mr. Westbrook founded Millennium Digital Media Systems, LLC in 1997 and served as Chairman and Chief Strategic Officer and as President and Chief Executive Officer of Millennium Digital from October 2006 to September 2007 and from May 1997 to September 2006, respectively. Mr. Westbrook also serves as a member of the Board of Directors, chair of the Compensation Committee and member of the Executive and Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee, of Archer Daniels Midland Company, Lead Trust Manager of Camden Property Trust and director chair of the Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee and member of the Audit Committee of T-Mobile US, Inc. Mr. Westbrook received an undergraduate degree in Business Administration from the University of Washington and a Juris Doctor degree from Harvard Law School.