SOURCE: El Paso Corporation

El Paso Corporation

March 16, 2010 09:00 ET

El Paso Corporation Promotes Ortenstone and Sult to Executive Vice President

HOUSTON, TX--(Marketwire - March 16, 2010) - El Paso Corporation (NYSE: EP) today announced the following leadership promotions:

--  Susan B. Ortenstone, currently Senior Vice President and Chief
    Administrative Officer, has been promoted to Executive Vice President
    and Chief Administrative Officer.  In this capacity, she is responsible
    for all of El Paso's Administrative Services functions, including
    Administrative Services, Communications and Community Relations, Human
    Resources (including Pipeline, E&P, and Midstream HR), and Information
    Technology (including all Shared Services, Pipeline, and E&P systems).

--  John R. Sult, who currently serves as Senior Vice President and Chief
    Financial Officer, has been promoted to Executive Vice President and
    Chief Financial Officer.  In this role, he oversees Accounting,
    Internal Audit and Financial Controls, Business Excellence, Tax and
    Treasury.  He also serves as chief financial officer for El Paso's
    publicly traded master limited partnership, El Paso Pipeline Partners,

"These promotions reflect the many contributions and outstanding performances of Sue and J.R.," said Doug Foshee, chairman, president and chief executive officer of El Paso. "It is a privilege to work with them, and I look forward to their continued contributions to El Paso."

Ms. Ortenstone and Mr. Sult will continue to serve on the company's Executive Committee and report to Mr. Foshee.

El Paso Corporation provides natural gas and related energy products in a safe, efficient, and dependable manner. The company owns North America's largest interstate natural gas pipeline system and one of North America's largest independent natural gas producers. For more information, visit

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