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Lorne E. Brown

Position: Director, Member of the EH&S and Audit Committees

Date of Appointment: February 22, 2007

Municipality of Residence: Oro Valley, Arizona

Age: 73

Mr. Brown has over 35 years of experience in the areas of energy transportation, refining, marketing and business development. Mr. Brown served as Vice President, Raw Material Supply at CHS Inc., a diversified energy, agriculture and food processing company, until his retirement from that position in 2007. His tenure at CHS Inc. began in 1982, during which time he was responsible for various aspects of CHS’s business, including the purchase of optimal raw material feedstock requirements at the CHS oil refinery in Laurel, Montana, the oversight of commodity trading activity related to refinery feedstock requirements and the supply and marketing of partially processed product streams, coordination of transportation agreements for raw material supply on pipelines, development of key customer relationships and CHS’s long-range strategic plans. Between 1969 and 1981, Mr. Brown was an accounting manager and a marketing representative in the supply and transportation division of Union Oil Company of Canada Ltd.