SOURCE: Magnum Hunter Resources

Magnum Hunter Resources

July 27, 2011 09:00 ET

Magnum Hunter Resources Announces Management Changes

HOUSTON, TX--(Marketwire - Jul 27, 2011) - Magnum Hunter Resources Corporation (NYSE: MHR) (NYSE Amex: MHR-PrC) (NYSE Amex: MHR-PrD) (the "Company" or "Magnum Hunter") announced today several management changes in the Company's finance department. Victor Ponce de Leon is being transferred in a lateral position and will now work at two of the Company's wholly-owned subsidiaries, Eureka Hunter Pipeline, LLC and Energy Hunter Securities, LLC.

Mr. Ponce de Leon has over 15 years of experience in the energy sector, with the last two years having served as Vice President of Finance and Treasurer at Magnum Hunter. He has previous experience as an Investment Banker with Morgan Keegan and West LB, having worked on numerous energy related transactions, including structured and corporate financings, mergers and acquisitions and fairness opinions. Mr. Ponce de Leon has also worked as an equity research analyst covering the exploration and production sector for CIBC World markets, Credit Lyonnais and Jeffries & Co. He received a B.B.A. in Finance from the University of St. Thomas and a Certificate in Accounting from the University of Houston.

Additionally, the Company has promoted E. Gabe Scott to Assistant Vice President of Finance and Assistant Treasurer of the Company. Mr. Scott has been an employee of Magnum Hunter since January 2011. He has five years of corporate finance experience with increasing management responsibilities in the energy sector, having spent the last year as a Financial Analyst for the Company. His work related experience include four years in Senior Financial Analyst positions with an upstream energy company, an energy sector focused private equity firm and with a multinational global financial services provider. Mr. Scott was a full scholarship recipient and four year letterman in baseball at the University of Alabama receiving numerous honors and recognition such as serving as team co-captain for several years, being named an ESPN Academic All-American, recognized as the Outstanding Finance Undergraduate Student for two years, a Paul Bear Bryant Student Athlete of the Year Finalist in 2005, a National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association All-American in 2005, and a First Team All Southeastern Conference choice in 2005 amongst many other awards for both his academic and athletic achievements.

Management Comments

Mr. Ronald D. Ormand, Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Magnum Hunter Resources, commented, "It is with great pleasure today I am able to announce Victor Ponce de Leon's new internal assignment as Vice President of Finance for Eureka Hunter Pipeline and for Energy Hunter Securities. As our Company has grown, our new businesses have reached a level of critical mass whereby they require a dedicated finance professional full time, and Victor is ideally suited to meet these expanding financial requirements. We are also pleased to announce Gabe Scott's promotion to Assistant Vice President of Finance and Assistant Treasurer. Gabe is an outstanding young man with a record of accomplishment and tireless work ethic since joining Magnum Hunter at the beginning of this year. Please join me in congratulating both Victor and Gabe on their individual accomplishments."

About Magnum Hunter Resources Corporation

Magnum Hunter Resources Corporation and subsidiaries are a Houston, Texas based independent exploration and production company engaged in the acquisition, development and production of oil and natural gas, primarily in the states of West Virginia, Kentucky, Ohio, Texas, North Dakota and Saskatchewan, Canada. The Company is presently active in three of the most prolific shale resource plays in North America, namely the Marcellus Shale, Eagle Ford Shale and Williston Basin/Bakken Shale.

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