Patrick R. Ward, , , P. Geol. , , President and Chief Executive Officer

Mr. Ward, P. Geol, who has more than 31 years of experience in the oil and natural gas industry, graduated from the University of Calgary in 1978 with an Honors Degree in Geology.

Mr. Ward was Vice-President, Exploration of Innova Exploration from May 2004 to May 2006. Mr. Ward co-founded Chowade Energy Ltd. in 2003 which was merged into Innova Exploration in 2004. From 1999 to 2003 Mr. Ward was Manager, Geology & Geophysics with the NCE Resources Group and Petrofund Energy Trust, where he was a key member of the Petrofund Management team.

Mr. Ward was Vice President and Chief Operating Officer at Rockport Energy Corp. from 1998 to 1999 and from 1981 to 1997 he worked for Total Petroleum Canada, which became Rigel Oil & Gas where he was Exploration Manager for the last 7 years.

Mr. Ward is a member of APEGA and AAPG, as well as a Governor of the Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers (CAPP).

Stuart W. Jaggard, , , C.A. , , Chief Financial Officer

Mr. Jaggard joined Painted Pony as Vice President and Controller in October 2014. He has over 30 years of experience in the oil and gas industry, obtaining his Chartered Accountant designation in 1985. Over the last six years, he held the positions of Vice President, Finance and Vice President, Business Performance at Centrica Energy Canada, the Canada oil and gas operating division of Centrica, plc. Prior to this, Mr. Jaggard served as Chief Financial Officer of Flagship Energy Inc. He held various senior finance positions within the oil and gas industry prior to this. Mr. Jaggard worked in the audit practice of KPMG LLC for the period 1982-1995.

Mr. Jaggard completed his Bachelor of Commerce degree at the University of Calgary in 1982. He is a member of the Canadian Institute of Chartered Accountants and the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Alberta.

Mike Backus , , P.Eng. , , Vice President, Development and Operations

Mr. Backus is a professional engineer with over 22 years of multi-disciplinary experience in the energy industry both domestically and internationally. A graduate of the University of Saskatchewan with a Bachelor of Science in Engineering (with distinction) and a Bachelor of Commerce (Accounting - with distinction), Mr. Backus most recently held the position of Vice President, Canadian Operations at CNOOC (formerly Nexen) and before that Vice President, Operations where he was responsible for CNOOC's UK North Sea operations portfolio. Prior to these positions, Mr. Backus held the position of Corporate Treasurer as well as previous roles in corporate planning, investor relations, reservoir engineering and drilling operations.

Edwin (Ted) S. Hanbury, , , P. Eng. , , Senior Vice President, Strategic Projects

Mr. Hanbury is a professional engineer with over 26 years of experience in the oil & natural gas industry. Most recently, Mr. Hanbury was Executive Vice President at Daylight Energy Ltd. from 2006 through to its acquisition by Sinopec International Petroleum Exploration and Production Corporation in 2011. During this time, from 2008 to 2010, Mr. Hanbury also served as a member of the board of directors at Bengal Energy Ltd. From 2005 until 2006, Mr. Hanbury served as the Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of Sequoia Oil & Gas Trust, and as a director of White Fire Energy Ltd. following its spinout from Lightning Energy Ltd.

From 2003 until 2005 Mr. Hanbury was Vice President, Business Development at Argo Energy Ltd. primarily providing technical evaluations of strategic asset acquisitions. Prior to Argo, he held the position of Manager then Vice President, Technical Services at Advantage Energy Services Ltd. from 2000 until 2003. Mr. Hanbury served at Rigel Oil & Gas Ltd. from 1994 to 1999, in increasing capacities as a development engineer, becoming District Manager – Peace River Arch Business Unit, and prior thereto, from 1991 to 1994, as a Development Engineer at Rigel’s predecessor, Total Petroleum Canada Ltd. From 1985 to 1991, Mr. Hanbury was employed at Gulf Canada Resources in various Petroleum and Project Engineering capacities.

Mr. Hanbury holds a Bachelor of Applied Science Degree in, Civil Engineering, from the University of Waterloo, where he participated in the Co-operative Education Program, and is a Professional Engineer registered with APEGA.

Tonya L. Fleming , , , Vice President and General Counsel and Corporate Secretary

Ms. Fleming joined Painted Pony in September 2014. Ms. Fleming was General Counsel at Birchcliff Energy Ltd. for the prior five years. Previously, she practiced law in the Calgary office of the national firm Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt LLP where she specialized in mergers and acquisitions, corporate finance and corporate governance matters. Ms. Fleming holds a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Alberta and a Bachelor of Laws and a Masters of Business Administration from Dalhousie University. She is a member of the Law Society of Alberta.

L. Barry McNamara, , , PhD, P. Geol. , , Vice President, Development and Marketing

Dr. McNamara is a professional geologist with over 25 years of experience in the oil & natural gas industry. This includes wide ranging experience in western Canada and Australia, with recent emphasis and success in converting to production both oil and gas in tight, unconventional reservoirs through horizontal drilling. Most recently, Dr. McNamara was Vice President, Development at Spartan Oil Corp., from June 2011 to July 2012, and prior thereto, he was Vice President, Geology at Spartan Exploration Ltd., from 2009 until 2011. Other management and technical experience includes Pegasus Oil and Gas, Innova Exploration, Vintage Petroleum, Baytex Energy, Santos Ltd, Gulf Canada Resources and Chevron Canada, where he began his career in 1984.

Dr. McNamara holds a PhD from the University of Calgary, which he attained in 1995 for his work on “An Evaluation of Geological Information for Defining Flow Units for Use in Quantitative Reservoir Modeling.” He also holds a MSc in Geology from the University of Calgary (1989), and an Honours BSc in Geology from St. Francis Xavier University (1984).

Barry currently is a member of the Board of Directors of the Calgary Public Library Foundation, and is a former Board Member with Hockey Calgary.

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