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Nicholas K. Akins

Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer, American Electric Power
Age: 61
Director since: 2011

Professional Highlights

Elected chief executive officer of AEP in November 2011; elected Chairman of the Board in January 2014 and Chairman and chief executive officer of all of its major subsidiaries in November 2011.President of AEP from January 2011 to October 2011 and executive vice president of AEP from 2006 to 2011.

Mr. Akins’ qualifications to serve on the Board include his extensive senior executive experience in the utility industry and his deep knowledge of the Company as our chief executive officer. Mr. Akins brings to the Board experience in all facets of operational and compliance related activities in the utility industry, which enables him to effectively identify strategic priorities and execute strategy. Mr. Akins’ service on the board of another public company, including service as chair of its nominating and corporate governance committee, provides Mr. Akins additional governance insights that are valuable in his role as our Board Chairman.

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