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Dick Fagerstal

Dick Fagerstal, age 60, currently serves as Executive Chairman of the Global Marine Group, a subsea cable installation and maintenance business with global operations, based in Chelmsford, United Kingdom, since February 2020. From 2014 to 2020 Mr. Fagerstal served as Chairman & Chief Executive Officer of Global Marine Holdings LLC which was the prior owner of the business. He also serves as an Independent Director, Chairman of the Audit Committee, and member of the Nomination & Governance Committee of Tidewater Inc. (NYSE: TDW) since July 2017. He served as an Independent Director of Frontier Oil Corporation, Manila, Philippines from 2014 to 2017. Mr. Fagerstal previously held the positions of Senior Vice President, Finance & Corporate Development from 2003 to 2014 and Vice President Finance & Treasurer from 1997 to 2003 at SEACOR Holdings Inc. (NYSE: CKH). Mr. Fagerstal held the positions of Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer and Director of Era Group Inc. (NYSE: ERA) from 2011 to 2012 and was the Senior Vice President, Chief Financial Officer, and Director of Chiles Offshore Inc. (AMEX: COD) from 1997 to 2002. Prior to that time, he served as a senior banker at DNB ASA in New York from 1986 to 1997 with a focus on the maritime and energy services industries. Before he started his business career, Mr. Fagerstal served as an officer in the Special Air Service unit of the Swedish Special Forces from 1979 to 1983. Mr. Fagerstal received a B.S. in Economics from the University of Gothenburg and an MBA in Finance from New York University, as a Fulbright Scholar.

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Joseph Goldschmid

Joseph Goldschmid serves as a Managing Director with primary focus on stressed and distressed investments at Oak Hill Advisors (OHA), an alternative investment firm with approximately $50 billion under management across performing and distressed credit related investments in North America, Europe and other geographies. Prior to joining OHA, Joe was a Director in the Distressed Debt Group at Angelo Gordon. During his career, Joe has served on numerous official and ad hoc creditor committees, including several steering committees.  Before joining Angelo Gordon, Joe worked in the Restructuring and Special Situations Group at The Blackstone Group and PJT Partners. Joe began his career as an Analyst at Morgan Stanley. Joe previously served on the Board of Directors for Expro Group Holdings International Limited. Joe holds a B.S. degree from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, an M.B.A. from Columbia Business School, and a J.D. from Columbia Law School, where he was a James Kent Scholar.

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Elizabeth D. Leykum

Elizabeth D. Leykum, age 42, has served as founder of Serenade Capital LLC, an investment firm, since May 2016. From October 2013 to April 2016, she served as a founding principal of HEG Capital LLC, a Connecticut-registered investment advisory firm. Prior to joining HEG Capital, Ms. Leykum was, from June 2012 to September 2013, a Vice President at Rand Group, an investment management services firm. Until June 2012, she was a Vice President of ESL Investments, Inc., which she joined in July 2004. From 2000 to 2002, Ms. Leykum worked in the Principal Investment Area at Goldman, Sachs & Co. She has served on the board of Lands’ End, Inc. (NASDAQ: LE) since April 2014, where she was previously Chairman of the Board, and served as a director of Sears Hometown and Outlet Stores, Inc. from October 2012 to May 2014. She is currently a trustee of The Kinkaid School and the Houston Ballet as well as on the Advisory Board of The Artemis Fund. She graduated Phi Beta Kappa, magna cum laude from Harvard College and received an MBA with distinction from Harvard Business School.

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Deepak Munganahalli

Deepak Munganahalli serves as cofounder of Joulon, with a primary focus on the EfW (energy from waste) strategy, mergers, acquisitions and divestitures. Prior to serving as cofounder, Mr. Munganahalli served as Chairman of Joulon, an asset management company established in 2016 in partnership with KKR. Prior to founding Joulon, Mr. Munganahalli had a 25 year career with Schlumberger and Transocean. Most recently at Transocean, Mr. Munganahalli held leadership roles as Chief Executive Officer for Caledonia Offshore Drilling and Senior Vice President roles in Innovation and Transformation, Corporate Strategy and the Asia Pacific business. He joined the industry in 1991 working on offshore rigs as an engineer trainee, and has since worked in more than ten countries globally with various positions in the contract drilling business. Mr. Munganahalli is a graduate of the Indian Institute of Technology at Kanpur and the Harvard Business School General Management Program.

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James W. Swent, III

James W. Swent III, age 70, was the Chief Executive Officer & Chairman of the Board of Southcross Energy Partners, L.P., a provider of natural gas gathering, processing, treating, compression and transportation services and NGL fractionation and transportation services, from September 2018 to June 2020. Previously, Mr. Swent served as Chairman of the Board, President and Chief Executive Officer of Paragon Offshore Limited from July 2017 to April 2018, a global supplier of offshore jack up contract drilling services. From July 2003 to December 2015, he was Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Ensco plc, a global provider of offshore contract drilling services. He joined Ensco in July 2003 as Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer and retired in December 2015. Mr. Swent previously held various financial executive positions in the information technology, telecommunications and manufacturing industries, including positions with Memorex Corporation and Nortel Networks. He served as Chief Executive Officer and Chief Financial Officer of Cyrix Corporation from 1996 to 1997 and Chief Financial Officer and Chief Executive Officer of American Pad and Paper Company from 1998 to 2000. Prior to joining Ensco plc, Mr. Swent served as Co-Founder and Managing Director of Amrita Holdings, LLC. He currently serves on the Board of HGIM. Corp. and he previously served on the boards of Energy XXI Gulf Coast Inc., Co-Chairman of American Pad & Paper Co., Cyrix Corp, and Rodime PLC. Mr. Swent holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Finance and a Master’s degree in Business Administration from the University of California at Berkeley.

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Dr. Thomas Burke

Dr. Burke, age 51, became President and Chief Executive Officer, and a member of the Board of Directors, in April 2019 in connection with the Ensco-Rowan combination. Previously, he served as Rowan’s President and Chief Executive Officer as well as a director since April 2014. He served as Rowan’s Chief Operating Officer beginning in July 2011 and was appointed President in March 2013. Dr. Burke first joined Rowan in December 2009, serving as Chief Executive Officer and President of LeTourneau Technologies until the sale of LeTourneau in June 2011. From 2006 to 2009, Dr. Burke was a Division President at Complete Production Services, an oilfield services company, and from 2004 to 2006, served as its Vice President for Corporate Development. He serves on the executive committee of the International Association of Drilling Contractors. Dr. Burke received his PhD in Engineering from Trinity College, the University of Oxford, a Bachelor of Science in Engineering with Honors from Heriot-Watt University in Scotland, and an MBA from Harvard Business School, where he was awarded a Baker Scholarship.