C. K. Cooper & Company Announces Departure of Phil McPherson

IRVINE, Calif., May 30 /PRNewswire/ -- C. K. Cooper & Company, an
independent, full-service investment bank, announced today that Director of
Research Phil McPherson has left the firm to pursue an entrepreneurial
opportunity. As a result, the firm has temporarily suspended coverage of all
issues while Mr. McPherson's successor is identified. 
"Phil is a very aggressive thinker, and he felt the time was right to
explore a new step in his career," said managing director Alexander G.
Montano, who has been named a top industry analyst by the Wall Street Journal
and Zack's. "We thank Phil for his contribution in helping to build a
world-class research team at C. K. Cooper that together with our investment
banking, institutional sales, private client and other services makes us a
leading independent investment bank serving the small-cap market." 


    Those issues with coverage temporarily suspended include:
    Company                               Ticker               Exchange
    Abraxas Petroleum Corp.               ABP                  AMEX
    Arena Resources Inc.                  ARD                  NYSE
    ATP Oil & Gas                         ATPG                 NASDAQ
    Berry Petroleum                       BRY                  NYSE
    Canadian Superior Energy              SNG                  AMEX
    Edge Petroleum Corp.                  EPEX                 NASDAQ
    Endeavour International Corp.         END                  AMEX
    Goodrich Petroleum                    GDP                  NYSE
    Harvest Natural Resources             HNR                  NYSE
    Petroleum Dev. Corp.                  PETD                 NASDAQ
    PRB Energy Inc.                       PRB                  AMEX
    TXCO Resources Inc.                   TXCO                 NASDAQ
    Toreador Resources Corp.              TRGL                 NASDAQ


C. K. Cooper & Company expects to resume coverage of these issues in the
near future. 
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SOURCE  C. K. Cooper & Company 
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