Karl F. Kurz, 63, joined the board of directors in January 2021 following Devon’s merger with WPX. Kurz became a member of WPX’s board of directors in 2014. He currently serves as non-executive chairman of American Water Works Company, Inc. and on the board of Texas Pacific Land Corporation, where he is chair of the strategic acquisitions committee and a member of the compensation committee. Kurz also serves on the board and board compensation committee of Royal Helium Ltd., a company listed on the TSX Venture exchange. Previously, from 2009 until his retirement in 2012, Kurz was managing director, co-head of the energy group and member of the investment committee at CCMP Capital Advisors LLC, a leading global private equity firm focused on energy investments. Prior to joining CCMP, he spent nine years with Anadarko Petroleum Corporation, most recently serving as chief operating officer responsible for overseeing the company’s global exploration and production, marketing, midstream, land, technology and service businesses. Kurz holds a bachelor’s of science, magna cum laude, in petroleum engineering from Texas A&M University, and he is a graduate of Harvard University's Advanced Management Program.

Mr. Kurz brings to the Board his significant experience in the energy industry and expertise in petroleum engineering. He has served in leadership positions and provides candid perspectives on the Company and the industry.

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