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Sigmund L. Cornelius

Sigmund L. Cornelius, 63, was elected as a member of the Board of Directors of our general partner effective January 2018. Mr. Cornelius has 37 years of experience in the energy industry and has served as the President and Chief Operating Officer of Freeport LNG, a private company that owns and operates an LNG import terminal, since April 2014. From 1980 to 2010 he worked for ConocoPhillips where he retired in 2010 as Senior Vice President, Finance and Chief Financial Officer after serving in a variety of executive management positions including: Senior Vice President, Planning, Strategy and Corporate Affairs, President Exploration and Production-Lower 48, President Global Gas, and President Lower 48, Latin America & Midstream. Prior to that, he served in a variety of commercial, operational and administrative positions in the Midstream and Upstream business units in both domestic and international locations. Mr. Cornelius has served on the board of Carbo Ceramics Inc. since 2009. He has previously served on the boards of USEC Inc.; Parallel Energy Trust; NiSource Inc.; Columbia Pipeline Group; Western Refining Inc. and DCP Midstream LP. He also serves on the non-profit boards of Theatre Under the Stars, Upbring and Citizens for Animal Protection. We believe that Mr. Cornelius's significant domestic and international executive experience in the energy industry, knowledge of the refining industry, and extensive experience in the areas of corporate finance, accounting, strategic planning and risk oversight bring important leadership and strategic skills to the Board.