Northern Tier Energy Announces the Appointment of Dave Bonczek as Chief Financial Officer

Aug 22, 2011, 11:28 ET from Northern Tier Energy LLC

RIDGEFIELD, Conn., Aug. 22, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Northern Tier Energy LLC announced today that Dave Bonczek has been appointed Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, effective immediately.  Mr. Bonczek most recently worked as Northern Tier Energy's Chief Accounting Officer since he joined the company in March 2011.

"We are delighted to announce that Dave has become Northern Tier Energy's Chief Financial Officer," said Mario E. Rodriguez, Chief Executive Officer of Northern Tier Energy.  "Dave's extensive accounting background, his leadership role in our transition efforts and the build out of our finance organization coupled with his strong analytical skills have been of great value to Northern Tier Energy to date. We are looking forward to his ongoing leadership in this expanded role."  Prior to joining Northern Tier Energy, Mr. Bonczek was Assistant Corporate Controller at Chemtura Corporation, a NYSE-listed company.  Dave also held finance management positions within Eastman Kodak including Corporate Controller of their Kodak Polychrome Graphics joint venture.  He began his career with KPMG where his last position was Senior Manager in their audit practice.  He received a B.S. degree in Accounting from Binghamton University and he is a Certified Public Accountant.

In addition, Oscar I. Rodriguez has been appointed a Vice President of the Company in recognition to his contribution to our business and the important role he plays as Treasurer in our finance organization.

Mr. Bonczek succeeds Neal Murphy, who served in that role since the Company's founding.

About Northern Tier Energy

Northern Tier Energy LLC is an independent downstream energy company headquartered in Ridgefield, CT with refining, retail, and pipeline operations serving the PADD II region of the United States. The company was established to own and operate the St. Paul Park Refinery as well as a retail network of SuperAmerica brand convenience stores and a 17% equity interest in the Minnesota Pipeline.

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