Crestwood Equity Partners appoints Frances Vallejo to the GP Board as Independent Director

– USA, TX –  Crestwood Equity Partners LP (NYSE: CEQP) today announced the appointment of Frances Vallejo to its Board of Directors of its general partner.

“We are very pleased that Frances Vallejo has agreed to join the board of Crestwood and add her considerable industry experience to help drive Crestwood’s long-term financial and sustainability strategies,” said Chairman and CEO, Robert Phillips. “She’s an exceptional leader whose breadth of knowledge in the finance and energy markets will be invaluable to Crestwood as we look to expand our midstream business portfolio and enhance our commitment to being a leader in ESG/Sustainability. Frances will also serve as an excellent mentor for Crestwood employees who value her business acumen, diverse outlook and leadership style.”

With the appointment of Ms. Vallejo, the Crestwood Board of Directors consists of nine members, six of whom are independent. Ms. Vallejo will serve on the Audit, Finance, and Sustainability Committees.

About Frances Vallejo

Ms. Vallejo brings more than 30 years of experience in energy and finance. From 1987 to 2016, Ms. Vallejo held numerous leadership positions at ConocoPhillips (NYSE: COP), one of the world’s largest independent exploration and production companies, including vice president of corporate planning and development, and vice president and treasurer. She also held other geophysical, commercial, and finance roles during this period. She served as a member of the Board of Trustees of Colorado School of Mines from 2010 until 2016 and is currently a member of the Colorado School of Mines Foundation Board of Governors.

Ms. Vallejo holds a Bachelor of Science in mineral engineering mathematics from Colorado School of Mines and a Masters of Business Administration from Rice University, where she was named a Jones Scholar.

Ms. Vallejo also serves on the board of directors of Cimarex Energy Co. (NYSE: XEC) where she is a member of the Audit Committee, the Nominating, and Corporate Governance Committee and provides board oversight of the company’s approach to sustainability.

About Crestwood Equity Partners LP

Houston, Texas, based Crestwood Equity Partners LP (NYSE: CEQP) is a master limited partnership that owns and operates midstream businesses in multiple shale resource plays across the United States. Crestwood Equity is engaged in the gathering, processing, treating, compression, storage, and transportation of natural gas; storage, transportation, terminalling, and marketing of NGLs; gathering, storage, terminalling and marketing of crude oil; and gathering and disposal of produced water.

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