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Stone Energy Corporation Announces the Appointment of a New Director

     Stone Energy Corporation Announces the Appointment of a New Director

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LAFAYETTE, La., Oct. 10, 2013

LAFAYETTE, La., Oct. 10, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Stone Energy Corporation (NYSE:
SGY) today announced the addition ofDavid Lawrenceto its Board of Directors,
effective October 9, 2013.Mr.Lawrence has extensive global experience
across the upstream business. He served as Executive Vice President
Explorationand Commercialfor ShellUpstream Americasand Functional Head of
Global Exploration for Shell worldwide from June 2009 until retiring from this
position in April 2013. His responsibilities included exploration,
acquisitions, divestments, new business development, LNG, Gas to Liquids and
wind energy in the Americas. Prior roles includedExecutive Vice President
Global Exploration andExecutive Vice President Investor Relations for Royal
Dutch Shell based in The Hague and London, respectively, and Vice President
Exploration and Development for Shell Exploration and Production Company in
the United States.

Mr. Lawrencebegan his career with Shell in Houston in 1984 in theGlobal
Geology research section working on the Gulf of Mexico and early exploration
concepts of the Deepwater. In his subsequent 29 years with Shell, he
conducted business inmore than 40 countries around the globe.

StoneEnergy Chairman andChief Executive OfficerDavidH.Welchstates, "We
aredelightedto have Davejoin our Board. His explorationand
businessexperience will be invaluable to our Board and our organization."

Mr. Lawrencehas held numerous leadership roles in industry and civic
organizations. He currently serves on the Yale Climate and Energy Institute
Advisory Board, and has served onthe National Ocean Industry Associationas
Membership Chair, and as a past commissioner on the Aspen Institute Commission
on Arctic Climate Change. Hewasa member of the American Petroleum Institute
Upstream Committee, where he helped lead efforts to establish the Center for
Offshore Safetyand was the Chairman of the European Association of Geologists
and Engineers (EAGE) Annual Meeting inAmsterdam in2008. Mr. Lawrence is the
author of numerous technical articles,is a recipient of the Meritorious
Service Award from the American Petroleum Institute,and received the Wallace
Pratt Memorial Award for best paper in the American Association ofPetroleum
Geologistsbulletin.Mr. Lawrencereceived his Ph.D. in Geology and Geophysics
from Yale University in 1984 and his B.A. in Geology from Lawrence University
in 1977.

Mr. Lawrence will also serve on the Audit, Nominating & Governance and
Reserves Committees of the Board of Directors.

Stone Energy is an independent oil and natural gas company headquartered in
Lafayette, Louisiana, and is engaged in the acquisition, exploration,
exploitation, development and operation of oil and gas properties located in
the Gulf of Mexico and the Appalachia region. For additional information,
contact Kenneth H. Beer, Chief Financial Officer, at 337-521-2210-phone,
337-521-9880-fax or via e-mail


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