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National Fuel Announces Management Change

Chief Information Officer Ann Wegrzyn to Retire

WILLIAMSVILLE, N.Y., Nov. 19, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Today, National Fuel Gas Company ("National Fuel" or the "Company") (NFG) announced that Ann M. Wegrzyn, Chief Information Officer of National Fuel Gas Company, has indicated her intention to retire, effective Feb. 1, 2019, after more than 33 years of service.

"I thank Ann for her numerous contributions to our organization," said Ronald J. Tanski, President and Chief Executive Officer of National Fuel Gas Company. “Throughout her career, Ann touched many areas of the Company, always helping to improve operational efficiencies and streamline business processes. During her time leading the Information Technology (IT) function, Ann was instrumental in the successful completion of a multi-year project to implement a new utility customer information system, and, along with the entire IT and cyber security team, has been vigilant in maintaining the security and protection of critical Company assets and customer information. We wish Ann and her family well in her retirement. She will be missed.” 

Wegrzyn joined National Fuel in 1985 as an Analyst and worked in various departments across the Company.  Wegrzyn holds a Bachelor of Science degree in industrial and systems engineering, and a Master’s of Business Administration from the University at Buffalo. She has been dedicated to her alma mater and the community at large with a focus on STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) education serving on the University at Buffalo Alumni Association Board of Directors, University at Buffalo Industrial Engineering Department Advisory Board, and the Buffalo Academy of the Sacred Heart STEM Board.

Joining National Fuel to succeed Ann, will be Martin A. Krebs. Krebs has 25 years of information technology experience spanning multiple companies, and has been a Chief Information Officer for more than 12 years. Most recently, Krebs was the Chief Information Officer and Chief Information Security Officer of Fidelis Care, a health insurance provider for more than 1.7 million New York state residents. Krebs holds a Bachelor of Science degree in business administration with a concentration in management information systems from the University at Buffalo.

National Fuel is an integrated energy company reporting financial results for five operating segments: Exploration and Production, Pipeline and Storage, Gathering, Utility, and Energy Marketing. Additional information about National Fuel is available at www.nationalfuelgas.com.

Media inquiries please contact:
NY : Karen L. Merkel, 716-857-7654
PA : Carly Manino, 814-871-8199

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