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EPIC Midstream Holdings Expands Its Board of Directors With Appointment of Marcia Backus

EPIC Midstream Holdings, LP (“EPIC” or “the Company”), today announced the appointment of Marcia E. Backus to EPIC’s Board of Directors as an independent director. Ms. Backus is Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Chief Compliance Officer of Occidental Petroleum (“Oxy”), where she oversees more than 60 lawyers in the U.S. and at Oxy's assets around the world.

Before joining Oxy in 2013, Marcia was a partner at Vinson & Elkins in Houston, Texas, with responsibility for the firm's Energy Transactions/Projects Practice Group. She represented industry and private equity companies in domestic and international corporate matters, mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, private equity investments, project development and other energy transactions.

“I am delighted to welcome Marcia to our Board,” said Brian Freed, Chief Executive Officer of EPIC. “She brings a high level of oil and gas experience and legal expertise to our organization. We also look forward to adding another great strategic perspective to our board.”

Marcia is ranked among the leading business lawyers in oil and gas and energy by both Chambers USA and Chambers Global and was named 2012 "Lawyer of the Year" in mergers and acquisitions by The Best Lawyers in America. In 2016, she was named one of the "Top Women in Energy" by Texas Lawyer magazine. Marcia served in numerous leadership positions with Vinson & Elkins, including on the firm-wide management committee and as co-chair of the corporate department and chair of the partnership admissions committee. She has worked on transactions in more than 20 countries.

Ms. Backus joins the three other independent members of the EPIC Board: Karl Kurz (former COO of Anadarko Petroleum), Thomas Mitchell (former CFO of Midstates Petroleum, Noble Corporation and Devon Energy) and Todd Stevens (President and CEO of Black Knight Energy, LLC and former CEO of California Resources Corporation). Other members of the EPIC Board include Nate Walton of Ares Management Corporation and Brian Freed and Harry Beaudry from EPIC.

About EPIC Midstream Holdings, LP

EPIC was formed in 2017 to build, own and operate midstream infrastructure in the Delaware, Midland, and Eagle Ford basins. EPIC's Crude Oil Pipeline and NGL Pipeline each span approximately 700 miles and transport crude oil and natural gas liquids for delivery from the Permian and Eagle Ford basins into the Corpus Christi market. The Crude Oil Pipeline connects to EPIC’s Robstown terminal for redeliveries to the EPIC Marine Terminal, third-party export terminals and local refineries. EPIC’s NGL Pipeline has connectivity to EPIC’s 170,000 barrel per day fractionation complex in Robstown, Texas with pipelines for delivery of purity products to Gulf Coast refiners, petrochemical companies, and export markets. For more information, visit


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