Rosetta Resources Inc. Announces Senior Leadership Changes

Rosetta Resources Inc. Announces Senior Leadership Changes

HOUSTON, Dec. 11, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Rosetta Resources Inc.
(Nasdaq:ROSE) ("Rosetta" or the "Company") today announced the following
officer promotions within its management team:

  *J. Chad Driskill has been promoted to Senior Vice President, Marketing and
    Business Development
  *Don O. McCormack has been promoted to Senior Vice President, Treasurer,
    and Chief Accounting Officer
  *Dan Calnan, Vice President, Operations, has been promoted to an Officer of
    the Company
  *Larry Jernigan, Vice President, Resource Management, has been promoted to
    an Officer of the Company
  *Mark D. Petrichuk, Vice President, Corporate Reserves and Technical
    Services, has been promoted to an Officer of the Company
  *Antoinette D. (Toni) Green has been promoted to Vice President, Investor
    Relations & Planning and to an Officer of the Company

"These promotions are in recognition of the contributions these employees have
made to Rosetta Resources," said Chairman, CEO and President, Jim Craddock.
"Each has been successful in leading their organizations to support Rosetta's
growth as we have expanded our operations in the Eagle Ford area in South
Texas and in the Permian Basin. They will continue to be a key part of our
company's future as we execute on Rosetta's business and operational plans."

Chad Driskill joined Rosetta Resources in July 2005 as Vice President of
Marketing. Driskill has over 20 years of experience in energy trading and
marketing in the oil and gas and power generation industries. Previously,
Driskill spent 10 years at Calpine Corporation and Calpine Energy Services
holding a number of positions in energy trading, business development, and
risk management. Prior to that time, he was with LFC Financial Corp for five
years as Director Gas Trading. Driskill holds a Bachelor of Science degree in
finance from Texas Tech University.

Don McCormack joined Rosetta in August 2012 as Vice President and Treasurer.
In January 2013, Don assumed the additional role of Chief Accounting Officer.
Prior to joining Rosetta, he served as Vice President and Chief Accounting
Officer from 2010 until 2012 for Concho Resources Inc., an independent oil and
gas company. From 2007 to 2010, he was the Controller and Chief Accounting
Officer for Red Oak Capital Management LLC, an oil and gas investment company
based in Houston, Texas. For more than 17 years, he held positions of
increasing responsibility in the Finance organization at Burlington Resources
Inc. and was a Senior Manager at Burlington at the time of its acquisition by
ConocoPhillips. Mr. McCormack received a Bachelor of Business Administration
degree in Accounting from the University of Texas at Arlington and is a
Certified Public Accountant.

Dan Calnan joined Rosetta in March 2009 and has served as Vice President of
Operations since March 2013. Mr. Calnan has 24 years of experience in the
upstream operations area of the petroleum industry including 16 years in
positions of increasing responsibility at Burlington Resources. He holds a
Bachelor of Science degree in Petroleum Engineering from Montana Tech.

Larry Jernigan joined Rosetta in March 2013 as Vice President, Resource
Management. He has more than 27 years of industry experience, most recently as
a Business Unit Vice President for Devon Energy. Prior to that time, he was
Director of Production Operations at Swift Energy. Larry began his career at
ExxonMobil in operations and reservoir engineering roles. He received a
Bachelor of Science degree in Petroleum Engineering from the University of
Texas.

Mark Petrichuk joined Rosetta in June 2008 and has served as Vice President,
Corporate Reserves and Technical Services since March 2013. Mr. Petrichuk has
35 years of experience in the petroleum industry spent almost entirely in the
evaluation of reserves and income attributable to oil and natural gas
properties. He started his career in 1977 with Exxon and has held positions of
increasing responsibility at Southland Royalty Company, Burlington Resources,
and El Paso Exploration & Production before moving to Rosetta in 2008. Mr.
Petrichuk holds a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from Texas A&M
University. He is a licensed Professional Engineer in the State of Texas and
is a member of the Society of Petroleum Engineers.

Toni Green has served as Manager of Investor Relations & Competitor Analysis
since October 2012 and as Competitor Analysis Manager from December 2009 to
October 2012. Prior to joining Rosetta, Ms. Green was Competitive Intelligence
Coordinator for El Paso Exploration & Production from 2007 to 2008. From 2001
to 2006, she held senior positions in corporate planning and competitor
intelligence at Burlington Resources. Prior to that, Ms. Green was a senior
consultant in business analysis, planning, and evaluation for Vastar Resources
from 1997 to 2000. She began her career at Atlantic Richfield (ARCO) and for
15 years held reservoir engineering, financial budgeting, and strategic
planning positions in several of ARCO's upstream and midstream operating
companies. Ms. Green holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical
Engineering from Rice University and a Masters in Business Administration from
the University of Texas of the Permian Basin.

Rosetta Resources Inc. is an independent exploration and production company
engaged in the acquisition and development of onshore unconventional resource
plays in the United States of America. The Company owns well delineated
positions in the Eagle Ford area in South Texas and in the Permian Basin.
Rosetta is based in Houston, Texas.

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Forward-Looking Statements

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press release are "forward-looking" statements within the meaning of Section
27A of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and Section 21E of the
Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, including statements regarding
the intent, belief or current expectations of Rosetta Resources Inc. and its
subsidiaries (the "Company") and its management. These forward-looking
statements are based upon current expectations and are subject to a number of
risks, uncertainties and assumptions that could cause actual results to differ
materially from those herein described. Accordingly, recipients are cautioned
that these forward-looking statements are not guarantees of future
performance. Please refer to the Company's risks, uncertainties and
assumptions as it discloses from time to time in the Company's reports and
registration statements filed with the SEC, including the risk factors in its
most recent Form 10-K and other filings with the Securities and Exchange
Commission, which can be found on the Company's website at
www.rosettaresources.com. If one or more of these risks or uncertainties
materialize (or the consequences of such a development changes), or should
underlying assumptions prove incorrect, actual outcomes may vary materially
from those forecasted or expected. The Company undertakes no obligation to
publicly update or revise any forward-looking statements except as required by
law.

CONTACT: Investor Contact:
         Antoinette D. (Toni) Green
         Vice President, Investor Relations & Planning
         Rosetta Resources Inc.
         info@rosettaresources.com

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