Bill Barrett Corporation Announces R. Scot Woodall as Chief Executive Officer and President

Bill Barrett Corporation Announces R. Scot Woodall as Chief Executive Officer
                                and President

PR Newswire

DENVER, April 17, 2013

DENVER, April 17, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Bill Barrett Corporation (NYSE: BBG) is
pleased to announce that effectiveApril 16, 2013,Mr. R. Scot Woodallwas
named Chief Executive Officer and President. Mr. Woodall also wasnamed to
the Company's Board of Directors. He had served as Chief Executive Officer on
an interim basis since January 2013.

Chairman of the Board Jim Mogg comments, "The Board of Directors is very
pleased that Scot has accepted the role of Chief Executive Officer and
President. His leadership qualities as well as his performance as interim CEO
over the past several months make him an excellent choice. He has significant
industry experience and his commitment to operational excellence should
deliver shareholder value as we develop our core positions in the DJ Basin and
Uinta Oil Program. The Board believes Scot possesses the talent, experience,
and leadership qualities we require and he is highly respected by the Bill
Barrett team."

Mr. Woodall comments, "I appreciate the confidence that the Board has placed
in me and welcome the opportunity to lead Bill Barrett Corporation forward. We
have the assets and team to execute on our operational and financial strategy.
We will maintain a work environment that highly emphasizes the safety of our
employees and environmental stewardship in all the communities in which we
operate. Our Company has tremendous opportunity to deliver value to our
stakeholders and we are committed to doing so."

R. Scot Woodall, age 51, has more than 28 years of experience in the oil and
natural gas industry including serving as Chief Operating Officer at Bill
Barrett Corporation since July 2010 and previously Executive Vice President
and Senior Vice President of Operations beginning April 2007. Prior to joining
Bill Barrett Corporation, Mr. Woodall was at Forest Oil Corporation for seven
years, last serving as Senior Vice President of the Western Region. Mr.
Woodall has a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from Louisiana
State University.


Bill Barrett Corporation (NYSE: BBG), headquartered in Denver, Colorado,
explores for and develops oil andnatural gas in the Rocky Mountain region of
the United States. Additional information about the Company may be found on
its website

SOURCE Bill Barrett Corporation

Contact: Jennifer Martin, Vice President of Investor Relations,
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