Magnum Hunter Resources Elects Rocky Duckworth to Its Board of Directors

Magnum Hunter Resources Elects Rocky Duckworth to Its Board of Directors 
HOUSTON, TX -- (Marketwired) -- 10/07/13 --   Magnum Hunter Resources
MKT: MHR.PRE) ("Magnum Hunter" or the "Company") announced today the
election of Mr. Rocky Duckworth to the Company's Board of Directors,
effective October 7, 2013. Mr. Duckworth will serve as an independent
director of the Company. With the election of Mr. Duckworth, Magnum
Hunter's Board of Directors increases to seven members, all of which
are non-employee, independent directors, except for Mr. Gary C.
Evans, the Company's Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive
Mr. Duckworth brings more than 40 years of regulatory compliance,
financial reporting (including internal controls over financial
reporting), technical accounting and oil and gas accounting
experience to the Magnum Hunter Board. Currently, Mr. Duckworth
serves as a director of Northern Tier Energy GP LLC, the general
partner of Northern Tier Energy LP. Mr. Duckworth is a former partner
of KPMG LLP (and its predecessor firms), retiring after more than 38
years of service to KPMG, including more than 29 years as a partner.
Mr. Duckworth became a KPMG partner in 1981, and the partner
in-charge of the firm's audit practice in Oklahoma City in 1984, and
he was the managing partner of the firm's Oklahoma City office from
1987 to 2000, when he relocated to the firm's Houston office to serve
as the energy industry leader of that office's audit practice,
serving global energy clients. Mr. Duckworth served as the lead audit
engagement partner for large, multi-national clients operating in
different segments of the energy industry, including upstream oil and
gas exploration and production companies, energy marketing and
trading companies, and merchant independent power producers and
retail power providers. Mr. Duckworth is a member of the Texas State
Board of Public Accountancy. He holds a Bachelor's of Science degree
with honors in accounting from Oklahoma State University and is a
certified public accountant. 
Management Comments 
Mr. Gary C. Evans, Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer
of Magnum Hunter, commented, "Our Board of Directors, through the
Governance Committee of the Board, conducted a search for a new board
member that would bring to our Board significant accounting and
financial reporting expertise in the oil and gas area. We really did
not expect to find an individual that easily "checked all the boxes"
like Rocky. We are excited to announce his appointment today. He is a
man of integrity and will be a tremendous sounding board for our new
Chief Financial Officer and a liaison to BDO USA, LLP, our new
accounting firm that completed our 2012 audit, after having served so
many years in a position of prominence in the energy sector with
another large public accounting firm." 
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,
Ohio, Kentucky and North Dakota. The Company is presently active in
three of the most prolific unconventional shale resource plays in
North America, namely the Marcellus Shale, Utica Shale and Williston
Basin/Bakken Shale. 
For more information, please view our website at 
Chris Benton 
AVP, Finance and Capital Markets
 (832) 203-4539 
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