Mr. V. Bruce Thompson was appointed to serve as a member of the board of directors of our general partner in August 2012. Mr. Thompson served as general counsel of New Source Energy from August 2011 to August 2012 and has served as secretary of New Source Energy since August 2011. Mr. Thompson also serves as President of The American Exploration & Production Council (AXPC), a Washington, D.C.-based trade association whose membership is composed of 31 of America’s leading independent oil and natural gas exploration and production companies, a position he has held since October 2008. From March 2007 to April 2008, Mr. Thompson served as senior vice president and general counsel of SandRidge Energy, Inc. (NYSE: SD). Additionally, from August 2003 to March 2007, Mr. Thompson served as senior counsel with Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck in the firm’s Washington, D.C. and Denver offices. Previously, Mr. Thompson served as senior vice president and general counsel of Forest Oil Corporation (NYSE: FST). Mr. Thompson also served as chief of staff for then Congressman, now U.S. Senator, James Inhofe. Mr. Thompson graduated from the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School of Business with a Bachelor of Science degree in Economics with an emphasis on corporate finance in 1969 and received his Juris Doctorate from the University of Tulsa’s College of Law in 1974. We believe Mr. Thompson’s previous experience as the general counsel of a
public company provides him with a high level of technical expertise in reviewing transactions and agreements and addressing the myriad legal issues to be presented to the board of directors.