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James H. England , Chairman of the Board of Directors

Corporate Director and Chief Executive Officer of Stahlman-England Irrigation Inc. and HEMS, LLC

Mr. England is a Corporate Director and has been the CEO of Stahlman-England Irrigation, Inc. since 2000. Prior to that, Mr. England spent 4 years as Chairman, President and CEO of Sweet Ripe Drinks, Ltd., a fruit beverage company. Prior to that, he spent 18 years at John Labatt Ltd. and served as that company’s CFO from 1990-1993, during which time John Labatt Ltd. was a public company with a market capitalization of over $5 billion. Mr. England started his career with Arthur Andersen & Co. in Toronto after serving in the Canadian infantry. Mr. England is a director of Enbridge Inc. and is a past member of the board of directors of John Labatt, Ltd., Canada Malting Co., Ltd., and the St. Clair Paint and Wallpaper Corporation. Among other qualifications, Mr. England has executive leadership experience including an in- depth understanding of corporate and international finance. He also has a deep insight into the energy industry and the needs, challenges and global opportunities of the Company in particular.

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Jason Few

President and Chief Executive Officer of FuelCell Energy

Jason Few is President and CEO of FuelCell Energy, Inc, a global leader in fuel cell technology focused on distributed power, hydrogen, energy storage, and carbon capture. FuelCell Energy’s purpose is to enable a world empowered by clean energy. For more than 30 years, he has been a business leader, entrepreneur, and technology leader across various industries, often all at once.

Jason has worked at the intersection of transformation across technology and energy for Global Fortune 500, small/mid-cap, and privately held energy, technology, and telecommunications firms including NRG/Reliant, Continuum Energy, Motorola, and Sustayn Analytics L.L.C., a hardware and cloud-based data analytics recycling software as a service company. Jason is renowned for his decisive stance on high-stakes projects, including Reliant Energy, where he engineered a billion-dollar turnaround, transforming it into a multi-brand, multi-product consumer services company, much like the transformation he is also engineering at FuelCell Energy.

Jason is a member of the Business Council, serves on the Boards of FuelCell Energy, Inc., Marathon Oil Corporation and the Memorial Hermann Hospital System. He has a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration and Computer Systems from Ohio University and a Master’s in Business Administration from Northwestern University's J.L. Kellogg Graduate School of Management. .

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Matthew Hilzinger

Mr. Hilzinger was the former Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer for USG Corporation, an international building products company, where he oversaw all financial activities as well as strategic planning from 2012 through 2019. From March 2002 to 2012, Mr. Hilzinger was with Exelon Corporation, where he served as Chief Financial Officer from 2008 to 2012 responsible for finance and risk management, and as Corporate Controller from 2002 to 2008. Prior to joining Exelon, Mr. Hilzinger was Chief Financial Officer at Credit Acceptance Corporation in 2001. From 1997 to 2001, Mr. Hilzinger was at Kmart Corporation, where he last served as Vice President, Corporate Controller. From 1990 to 1997, Mr. Hilzinger was at Handleman Company, where he last served as Vice President, International Operations. Mr. Hilzinger started his career at Arthur Andersen & Co. from 1985 to 1990. Mr. Hilzinger is a graduate of the University of Michigan, with a BBA in accounting.

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Natica von Althann

Founding partner of C&A Advisors and a former financial executive at Bank of America and Citigroup

Ms. von Althann has served as a Director of PPL Corporation, one of the largest investor-owned utilities in the U.S. with approximately 18,000 megawatts of power generation, since December 1, 2009 and as a Director of TD Bank US Holding Company and its two bank subsidiaries, TD Bank, N.A. and TD Bank USA, N.A. since 2009. She was a founding partner of C&A Advisors, a consulting firm for financial services and risk management from 2009 to 2013, following her retirement in 2008 as the Senior Credit Risk Management Executive for Bank of America and Chief Credit Officer of U.S. Trust, an investment management company owned by Bank of America. Previously, she spent 26 years with Citigroup in various leadership roles, including Division Executive – Latin America for the Citigroup Private Bank, Managing Director and Global Retail Industry Head, and Managing Director and co-head of the U.S. Telecommunications –Technology group for Citicorp Securities.

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Chris Groobey

Mr. Groobey joined the board of the Company following a twenty-year career as a leading lawyer in the renewable energy industry. He was most recently a partner from 2009-2015 at the technology-focused law firm Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati and previously was a partner with the international law firm Baker & McKenzie from 2004-2009. He also practiced with the law firms Chadbourne & Parke from 1995-1999 and from 2001-2004 and Perkins Coie from 1991-1995. During Mr. Groobey's legal career, he represented established and emerging renewable energy and energy technology companies, and the institutions that finance them, in transactions around the globe. He led numerous first-of-a-kind and deal-of-the-year transactions and was regularly selected as a leading lawyer in national and global publications. Mr. Groobey brings to the board extensive experience in corporate law and finance, project development and finance, and the development and commercialization of new energy technologies. He earned his Juris Doctor from the University of Chicago Law School and a Bachelor of Arts from Hampshire College.

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Cynthia Hansen

Cynthia Hansen is Executive Vice President and President, Gas Distribution and Storage with Enbridge, Inc.

Ms. Hansen is responsible for the overall leadership and operations of Ontario-based Enbridge Gas Inc., which followed the amalgamation of Enbridge Gas Distribution and Union Gas, as well as Gazifère, which serves the Gatineau region of Quebec. Ms. Hansen is also Executive Sponsor for Asset and Work Management Transformation across Enbridge working with other business unit leaders and co-chair of the Diversity and Inclusion Steering Committee.

Ms. Hansen has more than 20 years of experience working in operational, financial and safety leadership roles within Enbridge, including as President, Enbridge Gas Distribution and Senior Vice President, Operations within Liquids Pipelines. Prior to joining Enbridge, she worked as a Principal for PricewaterhouseCoopers. Ms. Hansen is a member of Calgary-based Enbridge Inc.’s Executive Leadership Team.

Ms. Hansen also serves on the Boards of Energir Inc., the Ontario Energy Association, and the Canadian Gas Association. In the past, she has served on the boards of the Canadian Energy Council, the Canadian Energy Pipelines Association, the Alberta Chamber of Resources, the Edmonton Symphony Orchestra, the University of Alberta School of Business Advisory Council and NorQuest College, among others.

Cynthia was named one of Canada’s Most Powerful Women: Top 100 by the Women’s Executive Network, as well as a WXN Hall of Fame member, and was recognized as a Canadian Business Leader by Catalyst Canada.

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Donna Sims Wilson

Donna Sims Wilson is is currently Chief Operating Officer of Kah Capital Management, an alternative asset management firm, where she serves on the Management Committee, the Investment and Risk Management Committee, and is Chairman of the Valuation Committee.

Ms. Sims Wilson co-founded the National Association of Securities Professionals (NASP) Africa Financial Summit in 2015. With subsequent funding from USAID, Mobilizing Institutional Investors to Develop Africa’s Infrastructure (MiDA) was born and has since executed over $1 billion in African infrastructure investments from U.S. institutions. Her leadership in ideating and launching these successful endeavors served as a precursor to her participation in leading a delegation of U.S. pension funds and foundations to the 2018 G20 Buenos Aires summit to educate global institutional investors on how to generate safe, risk-adjusted returns by investing in African infrastructure. Ms. Sims Wilson also previously served as Chair for the Export Import Bank of the United States on the Sub-Saharan African Advisory Board.

Ms. Sims Wilson Donna is a frequent speaker at financial service industry events, has testified before the U.S. Congress on laws relating to diversity, and has appeared on CNBC’s Squawk Box and C-SPAN discussing issues of diversity, equity and how diverse populations are faring in the economic recovery. She was named One of the Most Powerful Women in Business by Black Enterprise Magazine and received NASP’s coveted Joyce Johnson Award in 2010.

Ms. Sims Wilson is an advocate of diversity, equity and inclusion initiatives, and she helps businesses break down demographic, social and geographic barriers to achieve expanded levels of success. Additionally, she brings extensive corporate governance experience through her international corporate board service, leadership positions with numerous not for profit boards and working closely with institutional investors and analysts.

Ms. Sims Wilson received her Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from Yale University.

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