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James A. Rubright

Mr. Rubright served as chief executive officer of Rock-Tenn Co. from 1999 until his retirement in October 2013, and served as an executive officer of Sonat, Inc. from 1994 to 1999 in various capacities, including head of Sonat’s interstate natural gas pipeline group and energy marketing businesses. Prior to 1994, he was a partner in the law firm of King & Spalding. Mr. Rubright has served as a member of the board of directors of Southern Company Gas, an energy services holding company, since 2016. He previously served as a member of the board of directors of Forestar Group, Inc., a real estate and natural resources company, from 2007 until 2017; AGL Resources, Inc., from 2001 to 2016; Avondale, Incorporated, the parent company of Avondale Mills, Inc., from 2003 to 2008, and as chairman of Rock-Tenn’s board from 2000 until his retirement in October 2013.  He holds a bachelor of arts degree from Yale College and a juris doctor degree from the University of Virginia Law School.

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