SM Energy Appoints Mary Ellen Lutey Vice President

  SM Energy Appoints Mary Ellen Lutey Vice President

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DENVER -- December 05, 2012

SM Energy Company (NYSE: SM) announces that its Board of Directors has
appointed Mary Ellen Lutey Vice President and Regional Manager, with
responsibility for SM Energy’s Mid-Continent region. Ms. Lutey will be
relocating to the regional headquarters in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Ms. Lutey is a
1994 graduate of Montana Tech University with BS degrees in Petroleum
Engineering and Engineering Science. She started her career with Burlington
Resources as a production and reservoir engineer and worked in technical and
managerial positions of increasing responsibility with Burlington Resources,
ConocoPhillips Canada and Chesapeake Energy Corporation before joining SM
Energy in 2008. Her latest assignment with SM Energy was as its North Rockies
Asset Manager, where she managed the Company’s activities in its active
Bakken/Three Forks program.

Tony Best, CEO of SM Energy, said, “We recently lost an outstanding leader and
a valued member of our management team with the untimely passing of our friend
and colleague, Paul Veatch. We will certainly miss his leadership and many
talents at our company. We are fortunate to have a person of Mary Ellen’s
caliber within our organization to fill Paul’s former position, and we are
looking forward to her success in this new role. Mary Ellen’s promotion is
well deserved and a direct result of the efforts we have made over the past
few years to develop internal succession candidates for key management


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