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Board of Directors

Robert L.G. Watson, Chairman
Ralph F. Cox 1,2,3 Harold D. Carter (Advisory Director)
Brian L. Melton 1,2,3 Dennis E. Logue (Advisory Director)
Angela A. Meyer 1,2,3

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Audit Committee
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Compensation Committee
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Nominating & Governance Committee

Harold D. Carter, a director of Abraxas from October 2003 - December 2019, an advisory director since January 2020, has over 40 years of experience in the oil and gas industry and has been an independent consultant since 1990. Prior to consulting, Mr. Carter served as Executive Vice President of Pacific Enterprises Oil Company (USA). Before that, Mr. Carter was associated for 20 years with Sabine Corporation, ultimately serving as President and Chief Operating Officer from 1986 to 1989. Mr. Carter currently serves as a director of Brigham Exploration Company, a publicly traded oil and gas company, and Longview Energy Company, a privately-owned oil and gas exploration and production company. Mr. Carter also serves as Vice Chairman of the Board of Trustees for the Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children. Mr. Carter received a Bachelor of Business Administration degree in Petroleum Land Management from the University of Texas and completed the Program for Management Development at the Harvard University Business School. Mr. Carter was a director of Abraxas from 1996 to 1999 and served as an advisory director from 1999 to October 2003.

Ralph F. Cox, a director of Abraxas since December 1999, has over 50 years of oil and gas industry experience, over 30 of which was with ARCO. Mr. Cox retired from ARCO in 1985 after serving as Vice Chairman. Mr. Cox then joined Union Pacific Resources, retiring in 1989 as President and Chief Operating Officer. Mr. Cox then joined Greenhill Petroleum Corporation as President until leaving in 1994 to pursue a consulting business. Mr. Cox currently serves on the board of CH2M Hill Companies, an engineering and construction firm, and as a trustee for the Fidelity Mutual Funds. Mr. Cox also serves as a director of Validus International, a company specializing in oil field drilling tools, as a director of World GTL Inc., a gas-to-liquids production facility, as a director of E-T Energy Ltd., a Canadian oil sands extraction company, and as an advisory director of Impact Petroleum, an oil and gas exploration and production company. Mr. Cox received Bachelor of Science degrees in Petroleum Engineering and Mechanical Engineering from Texas A&M University and completed advanced studies at Emory University.

Dennis E. Logue, a director of Abraxas from April 2003 - December 2019, an advisory director since January 2020, has served as Chairman of the Board of Directors of Ledyard National Bank since August 2005. Mr. Logue served as Dean and Fred E. Brown Chair at the Michael F. Price College of Business at the University of Oklahoma from 2001 through September 2005. Prior to joining Price College, Mr. Logue was the Steven Roth Professor at the Amos Tuck School at Dartmouth College where he had been since 1974. Mr. Logue currently serves as a director of Waddell & Reed Financial, Inc., a national financial services organization, and Duckwall-ALCO Stores, Inc., a general merchandise retailer serving smaller, hometown communities. Mr. Logue also serves on the board of Hypertherm, a privately-owned company specializing in plasma cutting tools and technology, and as a Trustee of the Montshire Museum of Science. Mr. Logue holds degrees from Fordham College, Rutgers, and Cornell University.

Brian L. Melton, a director of Abraxas since October 2009, has served as Vice President of Corporate Strategy of Inergy, L.P. (Nasdaq: NRGY), a publicly traded limited partnership that specializes in retail propane distribution and midstream processing and storage facilities since September 2008. Prior to joining Inergy, Mr. Melton was a Director in the Energy Corporate Investment Banking groups of Wachovia Securities and A.G. Edwards and Director of Finance & Corporate Planning with TransMontaigne Inc. Mr. Melton received a Bachelor of Science degree in Management and a Master of Business Administration degree from Arkansas State University.

Angela A. Meyer, a director of Abraxas since May 2019, has served as President and CEO of Product Liability Advisors Council, a specialized legal association of more than 89 multinational corporations and 350 outside defense counsel since June 2018. From 2002 through May 2018, Dr. Meyer served as Vice President, Client Services of Exponent, Inc. (NASDAQ: “EXPO”, or “Exponet”), a science and engineering consulting firm, where she was the chief business development, marketing and client relations officer and served on the firm’s operating and development committees. From 1998 to 2002, Dr. Meyer served as Marketing Manager for Exponet. Dr. Meyer also serves on the External Advisory Board of Summit Consulting, LLC (August 2018-present) and the Advisory Board of SMU Lyle School of Engineering (2006 – present). Dr. Meyer received a BSE, Mechanical Engineering, a MSME, Mechanical Engineering, and a PhD, Mechanical Engineering, from Southern Methodist University.

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