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Patrick J. Bartels, Jr.Independent Director of the Board

Patrick J. Bartels, Jr. serves as one of our directors. Mr. Bartels, age 47, has served as the Managing Member of Redan Advisors LLC, a firm that provides fiduciary services, including board of director representation and strategic planning advisory services for domestic and international public and private business entities, since December 2018. His professional experience includes investing in complex financial restructurings and process-intensive situations in North America, Asia and Europe in a broad universe of industries. Mr. Bartels has served as a director on numerous public and private boards of directors. Mr. Bartels has served on the board of directors of Arch Resources, Inc. (NYSE: ARCH) since October 2016. He serves on or previously served on the boards of WCI Communities, Inc. (from August 2009 to February 2017), Grizzly Energy, LLC (f/k/a Vanguard Natural Resources, Inc.) (since February 2019), Parker Drilling Company (since March 2019), B. Riley Principal Merger Corp. (from April 2019 to February 2020), Hexion Inc. (since July 2019), Monitronics International, Inc. (since July 2019), Centric Brands Inc. (from March 2020 to October 2020), B. Riley Principal Merger Corp. II (from May 2020 to November 2020), Libbey Inc. (since May 2020) and Noble Corporation (from February 2021 to October 2022), and on several private company boards. From April 2002 to November 2018, Mr. Bartels served as a Managing Principal at Monarch Alternative Capital LP, a private investment firm that focused primarily on event-driven credit opportunities. From February 2000 to April 2002, he served as research analyst for high yield investments at INVESCO, where he analyzed primary and secondary debt offerings of companies in various industries. Mr. Bartels began his career at PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP, where he was a Certified Public Accountant. He holds the Chartered Financial Analyst designation. Mr. Bartels received a Bachelor of Science in Accounting with a concentration in Finance from Bucknell University. Mr. Bartels brings to our Board extensive accounting, financial and investment experience, as well as experience as a director for multiple companies including several that have undertaken bankruptcy and restructuring processes.

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