Management

The resumes of the management team are as follows:
James E. Lind  |  Ashley L. McNamara  |  Zachary Hixon  |  Tim Hawk

James E. Lind

President and CEO
jlind_at_legionenergyllc.com

James Lind has more than 31 years of experience in the oil and gas industry and is a second generation pipeline engineer. Mr. Lind's most recent business endeavor involved the initial conceptual design, construction, development, and management of Legion Terminals, LLC, a two million barrel crude oil terminal in the strategic market center of Johnson's Corner in McKenzie County, ND. This project was purchased during construction by Plains All American Pipeline in February 2015.

Prior to Legion Terminals, Mr. Lind was responsible for the construction, development and operation of Arrow Midstream Services, LLC (and subsidiaries) a North Dakota based crude oil, natural gas and water gatherer in the Bakken which was successfully sold in November 2013 for $750mm to Crestwood MLP. Prior to that he formed Midstream Energy Services, LLC in 2004 and served as its President and Manager until November 2008. Mr. Lind guided Midstream to the development of nearly $150 million in asset value through privately negotiated acquisitions and the grass roots development of two key processing and treating assets of the company with operations in five states (Colorado, Texas, Oklahoma, Louisiana and Indiana).

Prior to 2004, he was Executive Vice President of and partner in Frontier Energy Services, LLC where Mr. Lind guided the company through two natural gas processing/treating/gathering acquisitions and one grass roots treating project, culminating with a $130+ million sale of Frontier's assets in June 2004 to the Southern Ute Indian Tribe. Mr. Lind managed all business development, gas supply, engineering and operating activities during his tenure with Frontier. Prior to Frontier, Mr. Lind was President and majority owner of Mercury Energy, Inc. where he initiated contractual relationships with all four major natural gas industry segments (production, pipeline, marketing and utility) to fund corporate development of engineering and investment opportunities. In its initial year of operation, Mercury Energy exceeded 200% growth of original invested capital. Completed projects involved engineering, business evaluation, and acquisition due diligence, ranging from $600 thousand to $50 million in the upstream and midstream sectors. Mr. Lind also negotiated long-term funding relationships for partnership interest in the development of domestic 500MW natural gas-fired electric generation facilities.

Significant projects have included:

Prior to starting Mercury, Mr. Lind held various progressive positions with Delhi Gas Pipeline Corp., Sun Pipe Line Company, Duke Energy, and American Central Gas Corp., involving natural gas pipeline and processing plant operations, engineering management, and business development roles. Mr. Lind also served as the Co-Chairman of the FERC subcommittee on gas industry standards. In 1983, Mr. Lind graduated from Texas A&M University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering.

Mr. Lind also devotes time to mentoring the next generation of oil and gas professionals. His most recent participation in the 2015 Joint Texas A&M Univ of Oklahoma Annual SPE Student Summit in Oklahoma City offered the opportunity to share insight, experience and knowledge of "Private Equity's Role in Energy Infrastructure" with tomorrow's leaders in the oil and gas industry.

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Ashley L. McNamara

Chief Financial Officer
amcnamara_at_legionenergyllc.com

As Chief Financial Officer, Ashley McNamara is responsible for the oversight of the company's financial reporting, as well as other duties including treasury management, strategic planning, preparation of budgets and forecasts, and due diligence for Legion acquisitions and business development.

Ashley served as Senior Manager for KPMG in the audit practice from 2003 to 2009, first in Costa Mesa, California, and most recently in Tulsa, where she managed approximately 10,000 associate hours and $2 million in annual revenues. Her responsibilities included the planning, management and execution of audits for numerous clients; conducting quantitative analyses of financial statements and qualitative analyses of client business models; determining the appropriate accounting treatment for various transactions; and numerous other duties.

Ashley graduated Magna Cum Laude from Pepperdine University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting. She is a Certified Public Accountant licensed in Oklahoma and California, and is a member of the Oklahoma Society of CPAs.

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Zachary Hixon

Operations Manager
zhixon_at_legionenergyllc.com

As Operations Manager for Legion, Zachary Hixon is responsible for the company's operations and engineering support, including development and implementation of operational controls and procedures, management of the collection and verification of operating data, as well as coordinating procurement. Zachary will also assist in the preparation of strategic plans, budgets and forecasts and work closely with commercial development, oil and gas sales accounting to coordinate deliveries, and train/develop skills of field supervisors.

Zachary joins Legion with an extensive history and proven experience in the energy industry. Previously, Zachary held the position of North Texas Area Manager for Kinder-Morgan where he was instrumental in growing and operating a 10 MMcfd gathering system into a system capable of handling 160 MMcfd with processing and treating. Prior to Kinder-Morgan, Zachary also held the following key positions:

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Tim Hawk

Director of Oil and Gas Marketing
thawk_at_legionenergyllc.com

Tim Hawk brings more than 30 years of energy industry experience to his position as Director of Oil and Gas Marketing. Tim is responsible for all company oil and gas marketing and scheduling activities. He is also responsible for all development, implementation and oversight of revenue accounting activities for Legion and its subsidiaries.

Tim recently served as Director of Oil and Gas Marketing for Arrow Midstream Holdings, a private equity venture of Legion focused on the Fort Berthold Reservation in North Dakota. Included in his responsibilities was the development and implementation of all revenue accounting processes and all state and federal reporting activities for Arrow. Tim was also responsible for the marketing of all oil for Arrow including the development of the customer base and the coordination and scheduling of all volumes moved through the Arrow CDP's connected pipelines and truck loading facilities.

Tim previously served as Senior Advisor for ConocoPhillips, where he was responsible for all aspects of crude oil accounting, including management reporting, financial analyses and development of system applications and appropriate internal controls. During his 20-year tenure with ConocoPhillips, he served in various rolls including leading various complex projects and system implementations, coordinating budget and long-range planning activities for all of mid-stream operations, strategy development for gas and NGL marketing, asset development and rationalization for all midstream joint assets and providing functional excellence for all administrative activities for all gas processing and fractionation facilities along the Louisiana Gulf Coast for Conoco.

Tim received his MBA in Finance from the University of Thomas in Houston, Texas and his Bachelor of Accountancy from the University of Oklahoma.

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