INSTRUCTIONS


Missouri & Kansas Natural Gas Settlement


Eligible industrial and commercial purchasers of natural gas for consumption in Missouri or Kansas must complete this Claim Form and submit it by December 6, 2019. If you submitted a claim for the prior Missouri or Kansas natural gas settlements, and your claim was accepted, you need not submit an additional claim. All other industrial and commercial purchasers in Missouri or Kansas must complete and return this Claim Form.


The Missouri and Kansas Settlement Classes eligible to participate in this Settlement include: All industrial and commercial direct purchasers of natural gas for their own use and consumption during the period from January 1, 2000 through October 31, 2002, which gas was used or consumed by them in Missouri or Kansas. Excluded from the Class are (a) entities that purchased natural gas for resale (to the extent of such purchase for resale); (b) entities that purchased natural gas for generation of electricity for the purpose of sale (to the extent of such purchase for generation); (c) defendants and their predecessors, affiliates, and subsidiaries; (d) the federal government and its agencies; and (e) Reorganized FLI, Inc. (f/k/a and successor to Farmland Industries, Inc.).


For purposes of this definition, a “direct purchaser” means an industrial or commercial entity that bought natural gas for its own use or consumption directly from any of the Defendants, or from a seller other than a local distribution company.


To qualify, you and your purchases must meet the following criteria:


• You must be a commercial or industrial user of natural gas (this includes businesses, manufacturing facilities, warehouses, commercial property, hospitals, universities, schools, etc.).

• You must have purchased natural gas for your own consumption in Missouri or Kansas (i.e., you burned or otherwise used the gas you purchased in Missouri or Kansas) between January 1, 2000, and October 31, 2002.

• You must have purchased gas from a seller other than a local utility or other entity regulated by the States of Missouri or Kansas (gas purchased from the utility serving your local community does not qualify).

• You or your purchases must not fall within one of the exclusions identified in the foregoing class definition.