SOURCE: Magnum Hunter Resources

Magnum Hunter Resources

March 10, 2011 09:00 ET

Magnum Hunter Resources Announces Promotion of Brian G. Burgher to Senior Vice President of Land

HOUSTON, TX--(Marketwire - March 10, 2011) - Magnum Hunter Resources Corporation (NYSE: MHR) (NYSE Amex: MHR-PrC) ("Magnum Hunter," or the "Company") announced today the promotion of Mr. Brian G. Burgher from Vice President of Land to Senior Vice President of Land for the Company, effective March 1, 2011.

Mr. Burgher, a fourth generation oil and gas Landman, joined Magnum Hunter as Vice President of Land in September 2009 when the Company acquired Sharon Resources. He has more than 25 years of continuous experience in land related areas. In addition to having been an independent producer, Mr. Burgher previously worked as a field Landman, field land broker, in-house Landman and Land Manager. He attended both Baylor University and the University of Houston.

Management Comments

Mr. Gary C. Evans, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Magnum Hunter Resources, commented, "Brian has become an integral part of our senior management team and is well-deserving of this promotion. Not only does he oversee our South Texas leasing activity in the Eagle Ford Shale play, he was instrumental in negotiating and successfully completing our two existing joint ventures with other companies in this region. Magnum Hunter's extremely low lease cost basis covering over 25,000 prime net acres in the Eagle Ford Shale is a direct reflection of Brian's tenacity and negotiating skills. Additionally, Brian manages our requirements regarding security interest assigned to our senior bank lending group which includes land functions throughout our organization. Brian is currently working directly with existing management at NuLoch Resources (one of our pending acquisitions) in preparation for the integration of those land functions into our company." 

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 of exploratory leases and producing properties, secondary enhanced oil recovery projects, exploratory drilling, and production of oil and natural gas in the United States. The Company is presently active in three of the highest rate of return shale plays in the United States today.

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Forward-Looking Statements

The statements and information contained in this press release that are not statements of historical fact, including all estimates and assumptions contained herein, are "forward looking statements" as defined in Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended. These forward looking statements include, among others, statements, estimates and assumptions relating to our business and growth strategies, our oil and gas reserve estimates, our ability to successfully and economically explore for and develop oil and gas resources, our exploration and development prospects, future inventories, projects and programs, expectations relating to availability and costs of drilling rigs and field services, anticipated trends in our business or industry, our future results of operations, our liquidity and ability to finance our exploration and development activities, market conditions in the oil and gas industry and the impact of environmental and other governmental regulation. In addition, with respect to our pending acquisitions of NGAS Resources, Inc. and NuLoch Resources Inc., forward-looking statements include, but are not limited to, statements regarding the expected timing of the completion of the proposed transactions; the ability to complete the proposed transactions considering the various closing conditions; the benefits of such transactions and their impact on the Company's business; and any statements of assumptions underlying any of the foregoing. In addition, if and when either proposed transaction is consummated, there will be risks and uncertainties related to the Company's ability to successfully integrate the operations and employees of the Company and the acquired business. Forward-looking statements generally can be identified by the use of forward-looking terminology such as "may", "will", "could", "should", "expect", "intend", "estimate", "anticipate", "believe", "project", "pursue", "plan" or "continue" or the negative thereof or variations thereon or similar terminology. These forward-looking statements are subject to numerous assumptions, risks, and uncertainties. Factors that may cause our actual results, performance, or achievements to be materially different from those anticipated in forward-looking statements include, among other, the following: adverse economic conditions in the United States and globally; difficult and adverse conditions in the domestic and global capital and credit markets; changes in domestic and global demand for oil and natural gas; volatility in the prices we receive for our oil and natural gas; the effects of government regulation, permitting, and other legal requirements; future developments with respect to the quality of our properties, including, among other things, the existence of reserves in economic quantities; uncertainties about the estimates of our oil and natural gas reserves; our ability to increase our production and oil and natural gas income through exploration and development; our ability to successfully apply horizontal drilling techniques and tertiary recovery methods; the number of well locations to be drilled, the cost to drill, and the time frame within which they will be drilled; drilling and operating risks; the availability of equipment, such as drilling rigs and transportation pipelines; changes in our drilling plans and related budgets; and the adequacy of our capital resources and liquidity including, but not limited to, access to additional borrowing capacity.

With respect to the Company's pending acquisitions, factors, risks and uncertainties that may cause actual results, performance or achievements to vary materially from those anticipated in forward-looking statements include, but are not limited to, the risk that either proposed transaction will not be consummated; failure to satisfy any of the conditions to either proposed transaction, such as in the case of the NGAS transaction the inability to obtain the requisite approvals of the NGAS shareholders and the Supreme Court of British Columbia, or in the case of the NuLoch transaction the inability to obtain the requisite approvals of NuLoch's shareholders, the Company's shareholders and the Court of Queen's Bench of Alberta; adverse effects on the market price of our common stock or on our operating results because of a failure to complete either proposed transaction; failure to realize the expected benefits of either proposed transaction; negative effects of announcement or consummation of either proposed transaction on the market price of our common stock; significant transaction costs and/or unknown liabilities; general economic and business conditions that affect the companies following the proposed transaction; and other factors. These factors are in addition to the risks described in our public filings made from time to time with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Most of these factors are difficult to anticipate and beyond our control. Because forward-looking statements are subject to risks and uncertainties, actual results may differ materially from those expressed or implied by such statements. Readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on forward-looking statements, contained herein, which speak only as of the date of this document. Other unknown or unpredictable factors may cause actual results to differ materially from those projected by the forward-looking statements. Unless otherwise required by law, we undertake no obligation to publicly update or revise any forward-looking statements, including estimates, whether as a result of new information, future events, or otherwise. We urge readers to review and consider disclosures we make in our public filings made from time to time with the Securities and Exchange Commission that discuss factors germane to our business, including our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2010. All forward-looking statements attributable to us are expressly qualified in their entirety by these cautionary statements.

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