EQT Announces Appointment Of Two New Directors

Announced Date :  Nov 13, 2017


EQT Corporation has announced that its Board of Directors has appointed Thomas F. Karam, founder and Chairman of Karbon Partners, LLC; and Norman J. Szydlowski, former President and Chief Executive Officer of SemGroup Corporation, to the EQT Board of Directors, effective immediately.
With these appointments, EQT has expanded its Board size to 15 Directors.

“Following a comprehensive search process that included significant engagement with shareholders, we are pleased to welcome Tom and Norm to the EQT Board,” said James E. Rohr, EQT’s lead independent director. “With Thomas’ more than 25 years of experience in the midstream energy sector, and Norman’s significant Board and executive leadership experience in midstream and across the energy industry, their individual and independent perspectives will be a valuable resource to the Board. In connection with the closing of the Rice Energy transaction, we are also pleased to welcome Danny Rice and Bobby Vagt to the Board.”

About Thomas F. Karam

Mr. Karam has been a senior executive and entrepreneur in the midstream energy sector for more than 25 years. He is the founder and Chairman of Karbon Partners, LLC, which invests in, owns, constructs, and operates midstream energy assets. Mr. Karam previously served as the founder, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of PennTex Midstream Partners, LLC, a publicly traded MLP with operations in North Louisiana and the Permian Basin from 2014 until its sale to Energy Transfer Partners in 2016. Preceding PennTex, he was the founder, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Laser Midstream Partners, LLC, one of the first independent natural gas gathering systems in the northeast Marcellus shale, from 2010 until 2012 when it was acquired by Williams Partners. Prior to Laser, Mr. Karam was the President, Chief Operating Officer and Director of Southern Union Company, where he led its successful transformation from a large LDC company to one of the largest pipeline companies in the United States at the time. Prior to Southern Union, Mr. Karam was the President and Chief Executive Officer of Pennsylvania Enterprises and PG Energy, a natural gas utility in central and northeastern Pennsylvania until its acquisition by Southern Union Company. Mr. Karam began his professional career in investment banking with Legg Mason Inc. and Thomson McKinnon.

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