Frances Powell Hawes to Join Energen Board of Directors

  Frances Powell Hawes to Join Energen Board of Directors

Business Wire

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. -- December 12, 2012

Energen Corporation (NYSE: EGN) announced today that Frances Powell Hawes,
chief financial officer of New Process Steel, LP, in Houston, Texas, will join
the Board of Directors of Energen and its two operating subsidiaries effective
January 1, 2013. She will stand for election at Energen’s Annual Meeting of
Shareholders on April 24, 2013.

New Process Steel is a leader in flat rolled steel distribution, processing,
and manufacturing, with operations in the United States and Mexico. Ms. Powell
Hawes also serves on the Board of Express Energy Services, an oilfield
services company specializing in drilling support, completion, production, and

Ms. Powell Hawes has served as CFO for numerous publicly traded companies,
including NCI Building Systems Inc. and Grant Prideco Inc. In 2000 she played
a major role in Grant Prideco’s 100 percent public spin-off from Weatherford
International, an oilfield services company. Prior to the spin-off, she was
chief accounting officer for Weatherford.

“We are very fortunate to have Frances on the Energen team,” said James
McManus, Energen’s chairman and chief executive officer. “She brings with her
an extensive corporate financial background in the energy industry. Frances
will be a tremendous asset and complement to our strong Board of Directors.”

Ms. Powell Hawes is a Certified Public Accountant and earned a B.B.A. Degree
at the University of Houston. A member of the National Association of
Corporate Directors, she serves on the Board of the Houston Financial
Executive Institute and the Steering Committee of the United Way of Greater
Houston Women’s Initiative.

Energen Corporation is an oil and gas exploration and production company with
headquarters in Birmingham, Alabama. Through Energen Resources Corporation,
the company has approximately 950 million barrels of oil-equivalent proved,
probable, and possible reserves. These all-domestic reserves are located
mainly in the Permian and San Juan basins. For more information, go to


Energen Corporation
Julie S. Ryland, 205-326-8421
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