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Management

Paul Grady , , , Chief Executive Officer

Paul Grady has served as Chief Executive Officer and member of the Board of Directors since May 2017. He began his career in 1978 in sales, marketing and corporate development roles at a number of consumer packaged goods companies, including Campbell’s Soup Company. Most recently, Mr. Grady served as Interim Chief Executive Officer of Rio de Janeiro-based NEOgas S.A.. Mr. Grady, a Philadelphia native, has spent the majority of his career at large companies in the Greater Philadelphia area. He brings several decades experience in the oil and gas industry and since 1995 has held Chief Operating Officer positions at AmeriGas Propane, Heritage Propane and Titan Propane. Mr. Grady graduated in 1975 from Stetson University in Deland, Florida, with a BA in Marketing and Management. He also earned a J. D. from Stetson College of Law.

Mark Miller , , , Chief Financial Officer

Mark Miller has served as Chief Financial Officer of Stonemor since May 2017. Mr. Miller began his career at Deloitte & Touche in Allentown, PA. He most recently served as Chief Financial Officer of Allentown-based Lehigh Gas Partners, a publicly listed MLP with $2.7 billion in revenue, where he oversaw a team of more than 50 people. He brings a 31-year finance career with a strong accounting foundation, followed by more recent M&A and financing experience during Lehigh’s growth from $3.5 million in EBITDA in 2004 to $70 million in 2014. Mr. Miller graduated from Northeastern University, Boston, with a Bachelor of Science in Accounting. Mr. Miller is also a certified public accountant.

Austin So , , , General Counsel, Chief Legal Officer & Secretary

Austin So has served as General Counsel, Chief Legal Officer and Secretary of our general partner since July 2016. Previously, Austin was Division General Counsel and Secretary of Heraeus, a Fortune Global 500 manufacturing conglomerate. Prior to Heraeus, Mr. So practiced both corporate transactional law and litigation at top law firms in New York City. Mr. So received his A.B. from Harvard University and his J.D. from the University of Pennsylvania Law School.

Dina Kelly , , , National Vice President of Sales and Marketing

Dina Kelly has served as National Vice President of Sales since August 2016, and of Sales and Marketing since February 2017. She joined StoneMor from Senior Lifestyle Corporation, a Chicago - based company focused on senior care communities where she was Senior Vice - President, Sales and Marketing.While at Senior Lifestyle, Kelly was instrumental in the creation and implementation of several company initiatives designed to drive sales growth and occupancy goals.She provided direct leadership and ongoing development of 11 Regional Directors of Sales and Marketing, collaborated in the successful integration and acquisition of 54 communities and provided weekly / monthly sales and revenue forecasting and annual budget review.Prior to Senior Lifestyle, Kelly served in a variety of critical roles in the senior housing and healthcare industry.

Ken Lee , , , National Vice-President of Operations

Ken Lee has served as National Vice-President of Operations since September 2017, where he oversees funeral home operations, pre-need funeral sales (including insurance sales), and maintenance. Prior to that, Ken was StoneMor’s Vice-President of Funeral Operations, a role he has held since 1999. In that role, Ken was part of the management team in place when StoneMor became a public company, and was instrumental in growing the funeral home business unit from 5 funeral homes to 98. Earlier in his career, as Vice-President of Combination Funeral/Cemetery Operations at the Loewen Group, Ken was responsible for more than 135 combination operations. His career spans more than 40 years in the funeral home industry and includes extensive cemetery operations experience.

Board of Directors

Lawrence Miller , , , Vice-Chairman on the Board

Lawrence Miller served as Chief Executive Officer, President and Chairman of the Board of Directors of our general partner since our formation in April 2004 until May 2017. He had served as the Chief Executive Officer and President of Cornerstone, from March 1999 through April 2004. Prior to joining Cornerstone, Mr. Miller was employed by The Loewen Group, Inc., where he served in various management positions, including Executive Vice President of Operations from January 1997 until June 1998, and President of the Cemetery Division from March of 1995 until December 1996. Prior to joining The Loewen Group, Mr. Miller served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Osiris Holding Corporation, a private consolidator of cemeteries and funeral homes, of which Mr. Miller was one-third owner, from November 1987 until March 1995, when Osiris was sold to The Loewen Group. Mr. Miller served as President and Chief Operating Officer of Morlan International, Inc., one of the first publicly traded cemetery and funeral home consolidators, from 1982 until 1987, when Morlan was sold to Service Corporation International.

Howard L. Carver , , , Director

Howard L. Carver has served on the Board of Directors of our general partner since August 2005. Mr. Carver retired in June 2002 from Ernst & Young. During his 35-year career with the firm, Mr. Carver held a variety of positions in six U.S. offices, culminating with the position of managing partner responsible for the operation of the Hartford, Connecticut office. Since June 2002, Mr. Carver has served on the boards of directors of Assurant, Inc. (formerly Fortis, Inc.) and Phoenix National Trust Company (until its sale in April 2004) and was the chair of the Audit Committee for both boards. He currently serves as the Chair of Assurant’s Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee and is a member of its Audit Committee. Effective January 2012, Mr. Carver was appointed to the Audit Committee of Pinnacol Assurance, the workers compensation facility for the State of Colorado, and in January 2013 he was appointed to Pinnacol’s board by the Governor of Colorado and currently serves as Chair of the Board and Chair of Pinnacol’s Governance & Executive Committee. Mr. Carver brings to the Board of Directors of our general partner extensive financial, accounting and audit practices expertise, a keen understanding of financial controls and systems, and a significant risk management background.

Jonathan A. Contos , , , Director

Jonathan A. Contos has served on the Board of Directors of our general partner since August 2014. Mr. Contos has held a variety of positions at private equity and investment banking firms. Since December 2015, Mr. Contos has been a Principal of American Infrastructure Funds, L.L.C., an investment adviser registered with the SEC, where he was previously a Vice President from December 2013 to December 2015 and a Senior Associate from September 2012 to December 2013. From August 2008 to June 2010, he was an Associate in the North American Buyouts Group at TPG Capital, a private investment firm, and from 2006 to 2008, he was an Investment Banking Analyst in the Corporate Finance Group at Morgan Stanley. Mr. Contos has served as a member of the Board of Managers of Safe Harbor Marinas, LLC, a leading owner and operator of recreational boat marinas, since September 2015. Mr. Contos served as a member of the Audit Committee of the Board of Managers of Landmark Dividend Holdings LLC, a national acquirer of real property interests underlying various infrastructure asset classes, from December 2012 to January 2016. He also served on the Board of Directors of Landmark Infrastructure Partners GP LLC, an indirect subsidiary of Landmark Dividend Holdings LLC and the general partner of Landmark Infrastructure Partners LP, a publicly traded master limited partnership, from November 2014 to January 2016. He has also been a director of GP Holdings, the sole member of our general partner, since May 2014. Mr. Contos received an A.B. in Economics from Harvard College and an M.B.A. from the Stanford Graduate School of Business. Mr. Contos brings to the Board of Directors of our general partner experience with various financial and investment matters.

Allen R. Freedman , , , Director

Allen R. Freedman has served on the Board of Directors of our general partner since our formation in April 2004, and had served as a director of Cornerstone since October 2000 through April 2004. Mr. Freedman is a graduate of Tufts University and the University of Virginia School of Law. Mr. Freedman retired in July 2000 from his position as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Fortis, Inc., a specialty insurance company that he started in 1979. He continued to serve on the board of Assurant, Inc. (successor to Fortis, Inc.) until May of 2011. He was previously Chairman of the Board of Systems & Computer Technology Corporation until 2004 and Indus, Inc. until 2007. He retired as a trustee of the Eaton Vance Mutual Funds Group in 2014, where he served on the Governance and Portfolio Management Committees. Mr. Freedman has served on the board of a number of charitable organizations including the Philadelphia Orchestra and the United Way of New York. He currently serves on the board of Opera America, the service organization for over 100 opera companies in the United States, Canada and Europe. He is also a founding director of the Association of Audit Committee Members, Inc. Mr. Freedman brings to the Board of Directors of our general partner extensive financial and operational experience, knowledge of audit practices, and investment and risk management expertise, as well as leadership skills and strategic advice.

Robert B. Hellman, Jr. , , , Director

Robert B. Hellman, Jr. has served on the Board of Directors of our general partner since our formation in April 2004 and had served as a director of Cornerstone since March 1999 through April 2004. Mr. Hellman co-founded American Infrastructure MLP Funds in 2006 and is a managing member of American Infrastructure Funds, L.L.C., an investment adviser registered with SEC. Mr. Hellman was the Chief Executive Officer and a Managing Director of McCown De Leeuw & Co., LLC, the sponsor of numerous private equity investment funds, which he joined in 1987. Mr. Hellman was named Managing Director of McCown De Leeuw & Co., LLC in 1991 and Chief Executive Officer in 2001. Mr. Hellman has been a private equity investor for 25 years and responsible for inventing the pioneering idea of applying the MLP structure to the deathcare industry, which led to our IPO as a MLP. Mr. Hellman has also been a director of GP Holdings, the sole member of our general partner, since May 2014. Mr. Hellman received an MBA from the Harvard Business School with Baker Scholar Honors, an MS in economics from the London School of Economics, and a BA in economics from Stanford University. He is a member of the board of the Stanford Institute for Economic Policy Research. Mr. Hellman brings to the Board of Directors of our general partner extensive investment management and capital raising experience, combined with excellent leadership and strategic skills.

Martin R. Lautman, Ph.D. , , , Director

Martin R. Lautman, Ph.D., has served on the Board of Directors of our general partner since our formation in April 2004 and as a director of Cornerstone since its formation in March 1999 through April 2004. Dr. Lautman is currently the Managing Director of Marketing Channels, Inc., a company that provides marketing and marketing research consulting services to the information industry and a partner in Musketeer Capital, an investor in early stage and small companies. Most recently, he served as the President and CEO of GfK Custom Research North America, a division of a public worldwide marketing services company headquartered in Nuremburg, Germany. Prior to that, he was the Senior Managing Director of ARBOR a U.S.-based marketing research agency, where he held several positions including Senior Managing Director since 1974. He has also served with Numex Corporation, a public machine-tool manufacturing company, as President from 1987 to 1990 and as a director from 1991 to 1997. From 1986 to 2000, Dr. Lautman served on the Board of Advisors of Bachow Inc., a private equity firm specializing in high-tech companies and software and is now active in venture capital serving as a venture partner in three early stage funds. Dr. Lautman is currently a board member for E.P. Henry, a hardscaping company, Phoenix International, a marketing research company, Require, a title release tracking company and Surface Preparation Technologies, a road rumble strip and grooving company He is also the former Chairman of the Board of Penn Hillel. Dr. Lautman has lectured on marketing in The Cornell Hotel School and The Columbia University School of Business and currently lectures on marketing strategy, new products and advertising in the MBA program in The Wharton School of Business of the University of Pennsylvania. He is currently also teaching marketing management and marketing strategy in The Smeal School of Business of The Pennsylvania State University. Dr. Lautman brings to the Board of Directors of our general partner strategic planning and capital raising expertise, and experience with compensation matters.

Leo J. Pound , , , Director

Leo J. Pound has served on the Board of Directors of our general partner since August 2014. Mr. Pound has been a Principal of Pound Consulting Inc., which provides management-consulting services to both public and private enterprises, since July 2000. From February 1999 to July 2000, Mr. Pound was Chief Financial Officer of Marble Crafters, a stone importer and fabricator. From October 1995 to February 1999, he was Chief Financial Officer of Jos. H. Stomel & Sons, a wholesale distributor. Since 2013, Mr. Pound has served as the Chairman of the Audit Committee of Alliance Holdings, a private equity firm. From 2012 through December 2015, Mr. Pound had been a director at Turner Long/Short Equity Offshore, an investment partnership managed by Turner Investments, Inc. He also serves as the Chairman of the Audit Committee and as a member of the Compensation Committee and Nominating Committee of Nixon Uniform Service & Medical Wear, a textile rental company. In December 2015, Mr. Pound joined the Board of Directors of Empire Petroleum Partners, a private wholesale fuel distributor. Mr. Pound previously served on the Board of Directors of NCO Group, Inc., an international provider of business process outsourcing services, from 2000 until 2011. Mr. Pound chaired the Audit Committee and was a member of the Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee of the Board of Directors of NCO Group, Inc. Mr. Pound is a Certified Public Accountant and a member of the American and Pennsylvania Institutes of Certified Public Accountants. Mr. Pound received a degree in Business Administration from LaSalle University where he majored in Accounting. Mr. Pound brings to the Board of Directors of our general partner broad knowledge of audit practices and financial controls and systems and financial leadership experience.

Fenton R. “Pete” Talbott , , , Director

Fenton R. “Pete” Talbott has served on the Board of Directors of our general partner since our formation in April 2004 and had served as Chairman of the Board of Cornerstone since April 2000 through April 2004. Mr. Talbott served as the President of Talbott Advisors, Inc., a consulting firm, from January 2006 through January 2010. Mr. Talbott previously served as an operating affiliate of McCown De Leeuw & Co., LLC from November 1999 to December 2004 and currently serves as an operating affiliate of American Infrastructure Funds, L.L.C. Additionally, he served as the Chairman of the Board of Telespectrum International, an international telemarketing and market-research company, from August 2000 to January 2001. Prior to 1999, Mr. Talbott held various executive positions with Comerica Bank, American Express Corporation, Bank of America, The First Boston Corp., CitiCorp., and other entities. He currently serves as a board member of the Preventative Medicine Research Institute, Kansas University Board of Trustees, and Landmark Dividend, LLC. Mr. Talbott brings to the Board of Directors of our general partner extensive operational and consulting expertise, experience with compensation matters and his significant professional contact base.

Bob Sick , ,

Mr. Sick has been a private equity investor for more than 20 years, performing transition CEO work in a wide variety of industries and with a large number of private equity and GP groups. He has been CEO of approximately 35 companies through his management company, White Oak Capital, LLC. Most recently, he has been Operating Director at American Infrastructure Funds since 2015. Mr. Sick graduated from Stanford University with a Master of Science in Industrial Engineering/Engineering Management.

Paul Grady , ,

Paul Grady has served as Chief Executive Officer and member of the Board of Directors since May 2017. He began his career in 1978 in sales, marketing and corporate development roles at a number of consumer packaged goods companies, including Campbell’s Soup Company. Most recently, Mr. Grady served as Interim Chief Executive Officer of Rio de Janeiro-based NEOgas S.A.. Mr. Grady, a Philadelphia native, has spent the majority of his career at large companies in the Greater Philadelphia area. He brings several decades experience in the oil and gas industry and since 1995 has held Chief Operating Officer positions at AmeriGas Propane, Heritage Propane and Titan Propane. Mr. Grady graduated in 1975 from Stetson University in Deland, Florida, with a BA in Marketing and Management. He also earned a J. D. from Stetson College of Law.