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Christopher W. Hamm, Director and Chairman

Christopher W. Hamm was appointed the Company’s Chairman of the board of directors on January 19, 2021. He previously served as the Company’s Lead Director since April 2020, until his appointment as Chairman, and has served as a member of the board of directors of the Company since August 6, 2019. Mr. Hamm also heads the decommissioning committee of the board of directors, which is responsible for analyzing and developing the strategy for the Company’s decommissioning obligations. Mr. Hamm previously served as a member of the board of directors of Amplify Energy Corp. from its inception in May 2017 until the closing of the merger with Midstates Petroleum Company, Inc. in August 2019. Mr. Hamm is a 30-year veteran of the investment management industry and CEO of Axys Capital, a private investment fund manager he founded in 2009. Axys Capital specializes in private energy and real estate debt and equity investments as well as public debt and equity special situations. In 1998, Mr. Hamm founded Memorial Investment Advisors, a registered investment advisor, and Memorial Funds, an institutional multi-fund registered investment company, where he served as Chairman of the Board of Trustees, and developed Millennium Funds, an alternative investment private fund complex. Prior to founding his own firms, Mr. Hamm served as Executive Director — Institutional Services at CIBC Oppenheimer, Senior Vice President — Capital Markets at PaineWebber, and Vice President — Taxable Fixed Income at Howard Weil Labouisse & Friederichs.