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Welcome to Rice Energy

On October 19, 2016, Rice Energy completed the acquisition of Vantage Energy.

For more information about this acquisition, please reference the following resources:

September 26, 2016: Press Release: Rice Energy Announces Acquisition of Vantage Energy
October 19, 2016: Press Release: Rice Energy Announces Closing of Vantage Energy Acquisition

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Mission Vision Values

Our Mission

To be the paradigm for oil and gas exploration and production companies in the shale generation.

Our Vision

We will lead our nation to energy independence while protecting the environment, providing the safest workplace for our employees and partners, and generating best-in-class returns to our stakeholders. In doing so, we will illuminate the power of positive energy.

Our Values

Seeking Excellence

Seeking excellence requires dedication and sacrifice, a sense of urgency and significance in every action we take, and a determination to go the extra mile to be the best. We pursue excellence nonetheless because we know our excellence will strengthen our nation, enhance our environment, and better the lives of our families, neighbors and communities.

Teamwork

By working together as a team, we can achieve a vision that cannot be achieved as individuals. Teamwork requires trust, selflessness, appreciation and camaraderie. Teamwork empowers us to make the right decision and to do so quickly, safely and in a manner that promotes continued excellence.

Innovation

Each employee has the ability to expand the bounds of excellence. We are a company borne out of innovation, and to remain innovative we must be both humble and determined on our path to excellence. Whatever we do, there is a way to do it better – we ask that you find it.

Stewardship

We strive to be a protector of the environment, to foster a safe and professional work environment, and to give back to those communities that have provided us the opportunity to pursue our vision. Each of us is duty bound to act as stewards of others to ensure that we continue to have this opportunity.

Management

Senior Management

Daniel J. Rice IV

Chief Executive Officer

Daniel J. Rice IV has served as our Chief Executive Officer and as a member of our board of directors since October 2013 and currently serves as a member of the health, safety and environmental committee. Mr. Rice has served in a number of positions with Rice Energy, its affiliates and predecessor entities since October 2008, including as Vice President and Chief Financial Officer from October 2008 through September 2013 and Chief Operating Officer from October 2012 through September 2013. Mr. Rice also serves as the Chief Executive Officer of Rice Midstream Partners LP and as a member of the board of directors of Rice Midstream Management LLC, a subsidiary of Rice Energy and the general partner of Rice Midstream Partners LP since August 2014. Prior to joining Rice Energy, he served as an investment banker for Tudor Pickering Holt & Co., LLC, an integrated energy investment bank in Houston, Texas, from February 2008 to October 2008. Prior to his employment at Tudor Pickering, he served as a senior analyst of corporate planning for Transocean Inc., responsible for mergers and acquisitions and business development, from March 2005 to February 2008. Mr. Rice holds a BS in Finance from Bryant University and is the son of Daniel J. Rice III and the brother of Toby Z. Rice and Derek A. Rice.

Toby Z. Rice

President & Chief Operating Officer

Toby Z. Rice has served as our President and Chief Operating Officer and as a member of our board of directors since October 2013, and currently serves on the health, safety and environmental committee. Mr. Rice has served in a number of positions with Rice Energy, its affiliates and predecessor entities since February 2007, including as President and Chief Executive Officer of a predecessor entity from February 2008 through September 2013. From September 2005 until March 2008, he served as founder and president of ZFT LLC, a consulting company specializing in the application of new hydraulic fracturing technologies for unconventional shale and tight sandstone reservoirs. He holds a BS in Chemistry from Rollins College and is the son of Board Member Daniel J. Rice III, the brother of CEO Daniel J. Rice IV, and Vice President of Exploration & Geology Derek Rice.

Derek A. Rice

Executive Vice President of Exploration

Derek A. Rice has served as our Executive Vice President of Exploration since December 2014 and has served with Rice Energy and its affiliates as Vice President of Exploration & Geology from August 2009 through November 2014. Prior to joining Rice Energy and its affiliates, from June 2007 to September 2007 and June 2008 until September 2008, he worked as a wellbore geologist for Schlumberger, a large oilfield services company, where he analyzed the Marcellus, Haynesville, and Barnett shales. Derek Rice holds a BS in geological sciences from Tufts University and an MS in geology from the University of Houston. He is the son of Board Member Daniel J. Rice III and the brother of CEO Daniel J. Rice IV and President & Chief Operating Officer Toby Rice.

Grayson T. Lisenby

Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer

Grayson T. Lisenby has served as our Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer since February 2015, and, prior to that, had served as our Vice President and Chief Financial Officer since October 2013. Mr. Lisenby joined Rice Energy and its affiliates in February 2013, initially serving as our Vice President of Finance. Mr. Lisenby also serves as the Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of RMP. Prior to joining Rice Energy and its affiliates, Mr. Lisenby was an investment professional at Natural Gas Partners (“NGP”) from July 2011 to January 2013 and concentrated on transaction analysis and execution, as well as the monitoring of active portfolio companies. Mr. Lisenby was involved in NGP’s original $100 million investment into Rice Energy and spent a significant amount of his time monitoring and advising the Company during his tenure at NGP. Prior to his employment at NGP, he served as an investment banker for Barclays Capital Inc.’s energy group in Houston, Texas from August 2009 to July 2011. Mr. Lisenby has also served on the advisory board of Edge Natural Resources LLC, a private equity firm focused on small cap investments in the North American energy industry, since March 2015. Mr. Lisenby holds a BBA in Finance from the University of Texas, where he was a member of the Business Honors Program.

James W. Rogers

Senior Vice President, Chief Accounting & Administrative Officer and Treasurer

James W. Rogers has served as our Senior Vice President, Chief Accounting & Administrative Officer and Treasurer since February 2015, and, prior to that, had served as our Vice President, Chief Accounting & Administrative Officer and Treasurer since October 2013. Mr. Rogers also serves as the Senior Vice President, Chief Accounting & Administrative Officer and Treasurer of RMP. Mr. Rogers joined Rice Energy and its affiliates in April 2011 as Controller and subsequently served as Senior Vice President and Chief Accounting Officer from January 2012 through October 2012 and Chief Financial Officer from November 2012 through September 2013. Prior to joining Rice Energy and its affiliates, Mr. Rogers served as a financial specialist with EQT Corporation (“EQT”) working in the Corporate Accounting Group, from May 2010 to March 2011. Prior to EQT, Mr. Rogers served as an assurance manager for Ernst & Young LLP in their Pittsburgh office from September 2007 to April 2010. He began his career in 2002 as an auditor with PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP, in its Pittsburgh office. Mr. Rogers is a certified public accountant in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and holds a BSBA in accounting from the University of Pittsburgh. He is also a member of the American Institute of CPAs.

William E. Jordan

Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary

William E. Jordan has served as our Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary since February 2015, and, prior to that, had served as our Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary since January 2014. Mr. Jordan also serves as the Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary of RMP. From September 2005 through December 2013, Mr. Jordan practiced corporate law at Vinson & Elkins L.L.P., representing public and private companies in capital markets offerings and mergers and acquisitions, primarily in the oil and natural gas industry. He is a graduate of Davidson College with a BA in Mathematics and a graduate of the Duke University School of Law with a JD degree.

Rob Wingo

Senior Vice President, Midstream and Marketing

Robert R. Wingo has served as our Senior Vice President, Midstream and Marketing since February 2015 and, prior to that, had served as our Vice President of Midstream and Marketing since June 2014. Mr. Wingo also serves as the Senior Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of Rice Midstream Partners LP and as a member of the board of directors of Rice Midstream Management. Prior to joining Rice Energy, he served as Director, Corporate Development for Copano Energy, LLC ("Copano"), a Houston-based midstream energy company, from January 2010 until May 2013, where he helped lead the company’s pursuit of mergers, acquisitions and greenfield projects. From March 2008 to January 2010, he served as Director, Business Development and Field Services in Copano’s Denver office and was responsible for acquisitions, business development and field services in the Rocky Mountain region. From 2006 to 2008, Mr. Wingo served as Manager, Corporate Development for Copano, focusing on mergers and acquisitions. Mr. Wingo began his career in 2002 as a Project Engineer and Operations Manager for Copano and managed all engineering, construction and operations activities for over 1,400 miles of natural gas and NGL pipelines. Mr. Wingo holds a BS in Aerospace Engineering from the University of Texas.

Board of Directors

Daniel J. Rice IV

Chief Executive Officer, Director

Daniel J. Rice IV has served as our Chief Executive Officer and as a member of our board of directors since October 2013 and currently serves as a member of the health, safety and environmental committee. Mr. Rice has served in a number of positions with Rice Energy, its affiliates and predecessor entities since October 2008, including as Vice President and Chief Financial Officer from October 2008 through September 2013 and Chief Operating Officer from October 2012 through September 2013. Mr. Rice also serves as the Chief Executive Officer of Rice Midstream Partners LP and as a member of the board of directors of Rice Midstream Management LLC, a subsidiary of Rice Energy and the general partner of Rice Midstream Partners LP since August 2014. Prior to joining Rice Energy, he served as an investment banker for Tudor Pickering Holt & Co., LLC, an integrated energy investment bank in Houston, Texas, from February 2008 to October 2008. Prior to his employment at Tudor Pickering, he served as a senior analyst of corporate planning for Transocean Inc., responsible for mergers and acquisitions and business development, from March 2005 to February 2008. Mr. Rice holds a BS in Finance from Bryant University and is the son of Daniel J. Rice III and the brother of Toby Z. Rice and Derek A. Rice.

Toby Z. Rice

President, Chief Operating Officer and Director

Toby Z. Rice has served as our President and Chief Operating Officer and a member of our board of directors since October 2013, and currently serves on the health, safety and environmental committee of the board. Mr. Rice has served in a number of positions with Rice Energy, its affiliates and predecessor entities since February 2007, including as President and Chief Executive Officer of a predecessor entity from February 2008 through September 2013. From September 2005 until March 2008, he served as founder and president of ZFT LLC, a consulting company specializing in the application of new hydraulic fracturing technologies for unconventional shale and tight sandstone reservoirs. Mr. Rice holds a BS in Chemistry from Rollins College.

Robert F. Vagt

Chairman of Board of Directors

Robert F. Vagt has served as the chairman of our board of directors since January 2014 and currently serves as a member of the audit and nominating and governance committees. Mr. Vagt has also served as a member of the board of directors of Rice Midstream Management LLC (“Rice Midstream Management”), a subsidiary of Rice Energy and general partner of Rice Midstream Partners LP (NYSE: RMP) (“RMP”), since August 2014 and as the chairman of its board of directors since December 2014. Mr. Vagt currently serves as a member of the audit committee of the board of directors of Rice Midstream Management. Mr. Vagt has served as a member of the board of directors of Kinder Morgan, Inc. (NYSE: KMI) since May 2012, where he serves as a member of the audit committee. Mr. Vagt served as a member of the board of directors of El Paso Corporation from May 2005 until June 2012, where he was a member of the compensation and health, safety and environmental committees. From January 2008 until January 2014, Mr. Vagt was the President of The Heinz Endowments. Prior to his tenure at The Heinz Endowments, Mr. Vagt served as President of Davidson College from July 1997 to August 2007. Mr. Vagt served as President and Chief Operating Officer of Seagull Energy Corporation from 1996 to 1997. From 1992 to 1996, he served as President, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Global Natural Resources. Mr. Vagt served as President and Chief Operating Officer of Adobe Resources Corporation (“Adobe”) from 1989 to 1992. Prior to 1989, he served in various positions with Adobe and its predecessor entities.

Daniel J. Rice III

Director

Daniel J. Rice III has served as a member of our board of directors since October 2013 and currently serves as a member of the health, safety and environmental committee. He has also served as Managing General Partner of Rice Partners from February 2007until its dissolution in November 2014. Mr. Rice has also served as a member of the board of directors of Rice Midstream Management since August 2014. Since January 2013, Mr. Rice has served as Lead Portfolio Manager for GRT Capital’s energy division. From 2005 to December 2012, Mr. Rice served as a Managing Director and Portfolio Manager for BlackRock, Inc. and was a member of BlackRock, Inc.’s Global Resources team, responsible for Small Cap and All Cap Energy funds. Prior to joining BlackRock, Inc. in 2005, he was a Senior Vice President and Portfolio Manager at State Street Research & Management ("State Street Research"), responsible for the Small Cap Energy and All Cap Energy Global Resources Funds. Prior to joining State Street Research in 1984, he was a Vice President and Portfolio Manager with Fred Alger Management. Earlier in his career, Mr. Rice was a Vice President and Analyst with EF Hutton and an Analyst with Loomis Sayles and Co. He began his career in 1975 as an auditor with Price Waterhouse & Co. He earned a BS degree from Bates College in 1973 and an MBA degree from New York University in 1975. He is the father of Toby Rice, Daniel J. Rice IV and Derek Rice.

Scott A. Gieselman

Director

Scott A. Gieselman has served as a member of our board of directors since April 2013 and currently serves as a member of the compensation committee and as chairman of the nominating and governance committee. Mr. Gieselman has been a managing director of Natural Gas Partners since April 2007. From 1988 to April 2007, Mr. Gieselman worked in various positions in the investment banking energy group of Goldman, Sachs & Co., where he became a partner in 2002. Mr. Gieselman received a BS from the Boston College Carroll School of Management in 1985 and an MBA from the Boston College Carroll Graduate School of Management in 1988.

James W. Christmas

Director

James W. Christmas has served as a member of our board of directors since January 2014 and currently serves as chairman of the audit committee and a member of the compensation committee. Mr. Christmas has served as a member of the board of directors of Halcón Resources Corporation since February 2012 and currently serves as Halcon’s Lead Outside Director and as Chairman of the Audit Committee. Mr. Christmas began serving as a director of Petrohawk Energy Corporation ("Petrohawk") in July 2006, effective upon the merger of KCS Energy, Inc. (“KCS”) into Petrohawk. He continued to serve as a director, and as Vice Chairman of the Board of Directors, for Petrohawk until BHP Billiton acquired all of Petrohawk in August 2011, and, after the acquisition, at the request of BHP Billiton, he served as a director and chairman of the financial reporting committee of Petrohawk until September 2014. He also served on the audit committee and nominating and corporate governance committee of Petrohawk. He also serves on the Advisory Board of the Tobin School of Business of St. John’s University and as a director and member of the audit and compensation committees of Yuma Energy, Inc. He served as President and Chief Executive Officer of KCS from 1988 until April 2003 and Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer of KCS until its merger into Petrohawk. Mr. Christmas was a Certified Public Accountant in New York and was with Arthur Andersen & Co. from 1970 until 1978 before leaving to join National Utilities & Industries (“NUI”), a diversified energy company, as Vice President and Controller. He remained with NUI until 1988, when NUI spun out its unregulated activities that ultimately became part of KCS. As an auditor and audit manager, controller and in his role as CEO of KCS, Mr. Christmas was directly or indirectly responsible for financial reporting and compliance with SEC regulations, and as such has extensive experience in reviewing and evaluating financial reports, as well as in evaluating executive and board performance and in recruiting directors.

John McCartney

Director

John McCartney has served as a member of our board of directors since March 2015 and currently serves as chairman of the compensation committee and as a member of the audit committee. Mr. McCartney has served on the board of Huron Consulting Group, a healthcare and educational consulting company, since October 2004 and as the non-executive chairman of the Huron Consulting Group board since May 2010. He also serves on the audit committee of Huron Consulting Group and was the chairman of the audit committee from October 2004 to February 2010. Since August 1998, Mr. McCartney has served on the board of directors of Weston Group, Inc., a specialty distributor of networking and communications equipment, and for which he served as chairman from March 2011 until September 2013 and previously as chairman from January 2001 until March 2009. From 1998 until March 2015, Mr. McCartney served on the board of directors of A.M. Castle & Co. (NYSE: CAS), a global distributor of specialty metal and plastic products, and as chairman of that board from January 2007 until April 2010. In July 2007, Mr. McCartney was appointed as a director of Datatec Limited, a networking technology and services company (“Datatec”), where he serves as chairman of the remuneration committee. He had previously served as vice chairman of the board of directors of Datatec from October 1998 until May 2004. In August 2011, Mr. McCartney joined the board of Transco Inc., a Chicago-based company that provides solutions to customers in the railroad, electric utility, process and manufacturing industries. From May 2009 until February 2015, he served on the board of Covance Inc., a drug development services company. From July 2005 until April 2010, Mr. McCartney served on the board of Federal Signal Corporation (NYSE: FSS), a safety and security products manufacturer. From June 1997 to March 1998, he held the position of President of 3Com Corporation’s Client Access Unit. Mr. McCartney joined the executive management team of U.S. Robotics in March 1984 as Vice President and Chief Financial Officer and served there in various executive capacities until serving as President and Chief Operating Officer of U.S. Robotics from January 1996 until its merger with 3Com Corporation in June 1997.