Magnum Hunter Resources Announces Management Changes in the

Magnum Hunter Resources Announces Management Changes in the
Finance/Capital Markets Department 
HOUSTON, TX -- (Marketwire) -- 01/09/13 --  Magnum Hunter Resources
MKT: MHR.PRE) (the "Company") announced today that the Company has
appointed Chris Benton as Assistant Vice President of Finance and
Capital Markets effective January 8, 2013. The Company's current Vice
President of Capital Markets and Investor Relations, Gabe Scott, has
been moved to a new role as Vice President of Finance and Corporate
Development for Eureka Hunter Pipeline, LLC ("Eureka Hunter"), a
subsidiary of Magnum Hunter. Mr. Benton has become the primary
contact for investor relations matters at the Company. 
Mr. Benton has more than five years of banking and corporate finance
experience in the energy industry with extensive capital markets
experience in the upstream and midstream sector. Most recently, he
worked at RBC Capital Markets as a Vice President in their energy
corporate banking group and prior to that he was employed at Bank of
Scotland. Mr. Benton holds a BA degree in Economics and Spanish from
the University of Texas at Austin. 
Mr. Scott joined Magnum Hunter in January 2011, where he has held
several positions in the Company's finance department. He has over
six years of corporate finance experience with increasing management
responsibilities in the energy sector. His experience includes four
years in Senior Financial Analyst positions with an energy-focused
private equity firm and an international investment bank. Mr. Scott
was a full scholarship recipient and four-year letterman in baseball
at the University of Alabama, and received 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, was 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 his academic and athletic achievements. 
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 crude oil, natural gas
and natural gas liquids, primarily in the states of West Virginia,
Kentucky, Ohio, Texas and North Dakota and Saskatchewan, Canada. The
Company is presently active in five of the most prolific
unconventional shale resource plays in North America, namely the
Marcellus Shale, Utica Shale, Eagle Ford Shale, Pearsall Shale and
Williston Basin/Bakken Shale. 
For more information, please view our website at 
Chris Benton 
Assistant Vice President of Finance and Capital Markets
(832) 203-4539 
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