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NextDecade announces management change

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NextDecade Corp. has announced that its Board of Directors has appointed Brent E. Wahl as Chief Financial Officer, effective 1 February 2021. Mr Wahl has served as the Company’s Senior Vice President, Finance, since 17 June 2019.

Mr Wahl will replace Benjamin A. Atkins, who has notified the company of his intention to resign his position as Chief Financial Officer for personal reasons. Mr Atkins will continue to be employed by the company until 1 February 2021 to ensure a seamless transition of the role to Mr. Wahl.

“I join my fellow employees and Directors in congratulating Brent on his appointment as CFO,” said Matt Schatzman, NextDecade’s Chairman and Chief Executive Officer. “Brent has made considerable contributions to NextDecade since joining the company in 2019, and I know he will be an outstanding CFO that will help us to achieve a final investment decision at Rio Grande LNG in 2021.”

“On behalf of our employees and the Board, I also want to thank Ben for his years of dedicated service to NextDecade,” continued Schatzman. “Ben’s financial acumen and steady leadership have benefited the company greatly, and we wish him well.”

Prior to joining NextDecade, Mr Wahl was a Senior Managing Director and Head of Midstream Investment Banking for North America at Macquarie. Mr Wahl has more than 20 years of experience in the energy industry, having also worked at J. P. Morgan and Bank of America. During his career, Mr Wahl has participated in more than US$50 billion of financings and more than US$100 billion of announced mergers and acquisitions (M&A) transactions. Mr Wahl holds a Bachelor’s Degree in economics from the University of Western Ontario and a Master’s Degree in business administration from the Richard Ivey School of Business at the University of Western Ontario.

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