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Michael “Mike” G. Rippey , President and Chief Executive Officer
Director

Mike Rippey was appointed as SunCoke’s President and CEO effective December 1, 2017, at which time he was also appointed a Director of the SunCoke Energy Board of Directors. In addition, he will serve as Chairman, President and CEO of SunCoke Energy Partners, L.P. (NYSE: SXCP), the company’s master limited partnership.

Mr. Rippey is an accomplished senior executive with a wealth of finance, sales, operations and management experience in the metals industry. Prior to joining SunCoke, Mike was Senior Advisor to Nippon Steel & Sumitomo Metal Corporation (a leading global steelmaker). From 2014 to 2015, he served as Chairman of the Board of ArcelorMittal USA (a major domestic steel manufacturer) and from 2006 to 2014 he was its President and Chief Executive Officer. Prior to that, he served in a number of increasingly senior financial, commercial and administrative leadership roles at ArcelorMittal and its predecessor companies.

Mike earned his Bachelor’s degree in marketing from Indiana University, a Master’s degree in banking and finance from Loyola University and his MBA from the University of Chicago. Mike currently serves on the Board of Directors of Olympic Steel.

John W. Rowe , Non-Executive Chairman

In January 2018, Mr. Rowe was appointed Non-Executive Chairman of SunCoke Energy, Inc. after serving as a Director since April 2012. On March 12, 2012, Mr. Rowe retired as Chairman, Chief Executive Officer and director of Exelon Corporation, or Exelon, and as a director of Commonwealth Edison Company and PECO Energy Company, both subsidiaries of Exelon. He served as a director and Chief Executive Officer or Co-Chief Executive Officer of Exelon since its formation in October 2000. He served as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Exelon since April 2002. At various times since 2000, he also held the title of President of Exelon. He previously served as Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer of Unicom Corporation and Commonwealth Edison Company from March 1998 until October 2000. Mr. Rowe is a director of Northern Trust Corporation, where he serves as Lead Director, chair of its Corporate Governance Committee and as a member of its Compensation and Benefits and Executive Committees. Mr. Rowe also joined the Board of Directors of The Allstate Corporation in 2012 and serves as a member of its Compensation and Succession Committee and its Nominating and Governance Committee. In October 2013, Mr. Rowe was elected to the board of directors of American DG Energy, Inc. Effective December 31, 2011, Mr. Rowe retired as a director of Sunoco, Inc. and as chair of its Corporate Responsibility Committee and as a member of its Compensation and Executive Committees. Mr. Rowe finished his term as Chairman of the Illinois Institute of Technology in 2013. He currently serves as Chairman of the Field Museum and the Illinois Holocaust Museum, and is a board member of the Morgridge Institute for Research.

Alvin Bledsoe , Director

Mr. Bledsoe was elected as a director of SunCoke Energy, Inc. in June 2011. From 1972 until his retirement from the firm in 2005, Mr. Bledsoe served in various senior roles at PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP, or PwC. He joined the Board of Directors of Crestwood Gas Services GP LLC, formerly Quicksilver Gas Services, in 2007. Following the October 2013 merger and subsequent related corporate restructuring between Crestwood Midstream Partners LP, Inergy, L.P. and Inergy Midstream, L.P., Mr. Bledsoe is now a director of Crestwood Equity GP LLC, the general partner of Crestwood Equity Partners LP, where he is chair of the Audit Committee. He also is a director of Crestwood Midstream GP LLC, the general partner of Crestwood Midstream Partners LP, where he is also chair of the Audit Committee. From May 2007 to August 2010, Mr. Bledsoe served as a member of the Archuleta County Colorado Financial Advisory Task Force.

Peter B. Hamilton , Director

Mr. Hamilton was elected as a director of SunCoke Energy, Inc. in June 2011. Mr. Hamilton is the former Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Brunswick Corporation, a position he held from September 2008 until his retirement in February 2013. Mr. Hamilton returned to Brunswick Corporation in September 2008 after retiring from the company in 2007. He was President of the Life Fitness division of Brunswick Corporation from 2005 to 2006 and President of the Brunswick Boat Group from 2006 to 2007. He also served as Vice Chairman of the Board of Brunswick Corporation from 2000 until his initial retirement in 2007. Mr. Hamilton has served on the Board of Directors of Spectra Energy Corp. since 2007, where he currently chairs the Audit Committee and is a member of the Corporate Governance Committee. He joined the Board of Directors of Oshkosh Corporation in 2011 and is the chair of its Human Resources Committee and a member of its Audit Committee. Mr. Hamilton currently serves as a director of the American Arbitration Association.

Susan R. Landahl , Director

Ms. Landahl joined as a director of SunCoke Energy, Inc. effective September 1, 2017. Since June 2015, she has served as Senior Vice President, Organizational Effectiveness and Integrated Performance Assessment of Exelon Generation Company, LLC, a subsidiary of Exelon Corporation. Since joining Exelon in 1999, Landahl has held a number of senior leadership positions, including Senior Vice President, Operations Integration & Business Development from August 2012 to January 2014, and Chief Operating Officer & Senior Vice President, Exelon Nuclear from June 2010 to August 2012. Ms. Landahl is a current member of the Advisory Committee for the Future of Nuclear Study.

Robert A. Peiser , Director

Mr. Peiser was elected as a director of SunCoke Energy, Inc. in May 2016. He was Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Omniflight Helicopters, Inc. (an air medical services provider) from 2008 to May 2010. Prior to that, he served as President, Chief Executive Officer and a director of Imperial Sugar Company [Nasdaq: IPSU] from 2002 to 2008. Mr. Peiser currently is a director of Standard Register Company [NYSE: SR] and USA Truck, Inc. [Nasdaq: USAK], and has previously served on numerous other corporate boards including Primary Energy Recycling Corp. [TSX: PRI], Team Industrial Services, Inc., Solutia, Inc. [NYSE: SOA] and Signature Group Holdings, Inc. He is also the immediate past Chairman of the Texas TriCities Chapter of the National Association of Corporate Directors.

James E. Sweetnam , Director

Mr. Sweetnam was elected as a director of SunCoke Energy, Inc. in January 2012. Mr. Sweetnam served as President, Chief Executive Officer and a director of Dana Holding Corporation, or Dana, from July 2009 until November 2010. From 1997 until June 2009, Mr. Sweetnam served in senior management positions at Eaton Corporation, or Eaton, including as President of the Truck Group from 2001 until June 2009. Prior to joining Eaton, Mr. Sweetnam spent 10 years with Cummins, Inc. in a variety of senior management positions. He currently serves on the Board of Directors of LMI and is a member of its Audit and Governance Committees. From February 2007 until its acquisition by Berkshire Hathaway Inc. in September 2011, Mr. Sweetnam served as a director of Lubrizol Corporation and as a member of its Audit, Nominating and Governance and Organization and Compensation Committees. Mr. Sweetnam is currently a member of the faculty of the Ross School of Business at the University of Michigan.

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