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Cynthia V. Hablinski

Ms. Hablinski is currently the Head of U.S. Pensions and Treasury Americas for Shell Oil Company (“Shell”) and has more than twenty years of experience working with energy businesses. Since Ms. Hablinski joined Shell in 2005 as Senior Tax Counsel, she has held a wide range of U.S. and global finance roles across many lines of business. In her current role, she is accountable for the oversight and operation of the Shell Pension Trust and Shell Provident Fund, serving approximately 65,000 participants. She works with the trustees for these plans such that the trustees have the structure and information to carry out their responsibilities and to ensure regulatory compliance. She also serves as a member of the Investment Committee for these plans. Additionally, Ms. Hablinski has oversight for all Shell Treasury activity in the Americas. Prior to joining Shell, Ms. Hablinski was a consultant in Ernst & Young LLP’s International Tax Services group, where she specialized in cross-border tax planning for both U.S. and foreign-based energy clients. From 1997 to 2000, she represented the Internal Revenue Service in various tax litigation matters as a trial attorney at the U.S. Department of Justice Tax Division. She began her career as an associate at Ackels & Ackels, LLP in Dallas, Texas. Ms. Hablinski graduated from Baylor University with a BBA in Accounting and Economics. She completed her Juris Doctor and MBA at Texas Tech University and her LLM in Taxation at SMU Dedman School of Law. She is a licensed CPA and attorney in Texas. The Partnership believes that Ms. Hablinski’s extensive experience across a wide range of finance and deal structuring roles makes her well qualified to serve as a director.