George has extensive energy industry and capital markets experience, as well as an in-depth understanding of Calumet’s business, all of which will strengthen our board, said Fred M. Fehsenfeld, chairman of the board of Calumet GP, LLC. We also sincerely thank Mike Smith for his valuable leadership and service as a member of our board.

Morris, has nearly three decades of experience in energy and finance. He is the principal of Morris Energy Advisors, Inc. and most recently held the position of a managing director at Merrill Lynch & Co. until his retirement in March 2009. As part of Merrill Lynch’s Energy & Power Group, global markets & investment banking department, Morris was mainly accountable for account coverage of midstream, downstream and oilfield service energy companies in the Americas in support of account coverage worldwide, providing a full range of financial and strategic advisory services, commodity based structured financing and principal investing transactions in addition to public and private debt and equity offerings.

Morris held the position of a managing director of investment banking at Petrie Parkman & Co. until its acquisition by Merrill Lynch in December 2006, specializing in strategic advisory services primarily in the midstream, downstream and oilfield services sectors. He also served in the position of managing director of investment banking at Simmons & Company International and as a director of investment banking at The First Boston Corporation.

Morris received B.B.A. and M.B.A. degrees from the University of Texas and a J.D. from Southern Methodist University.