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March 26, 2015 8:21 PM ET

Oil, Gas and Consumable Fuels

Company Overview of Gastar Exploration, Inc. prior to merger with Gastar Exploration USA, Inc.

Executive Profile

J. Russell Porter

Chief Executive Officer, President and Director, Gastar Exploration Inc.
AgeTotal Calculated CompensationThis person is connected to 3 Board Members in 3 different organizations across 3 different industries.

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As of Fiscal Year 2014


Mr. J. Russell Porter has been the President and Chief Executive Officer of Gastar Exploration Inc. since February 24, 2004. Mr. Porter actively participates in all facets of the Gastar Exploration's business and has a significant impact on both its business strategy and daily operations. He has an energy focused background, with approximately 19 years of natural gas and oil exploration and production experience and five years of banking and investment experience specializing ...

Corporate Headquarters

1331 Lamar Street
Houston, Texas 77010

United States

Phone: 713-739-1800
Fax: 713-739-0458

Board Members Memberships

Chief Executive Officer, President and Non-Independent Director
Chief Executive Officer, President and Director
Non-Executive Director, Member of Audit Committee and Member of Remuneration & Nomination Committee


Louisiana State University
Kenan-Flagler Business School

Other Affiliations

Annual Compensation

Total Annual Compensation$1,007,202

Stocks Options

Restricted Stock Awards$1,529,006
All Other Compensation$10,400
Exercisable Options$260,000
Total Number of Options$260,000

Total Compensation

Total Annual Cash Compensation$1,017,602
Total Short Term Compensation$1,007,202
Other Long Term Compensation$1,539,406
Total Calculated Compensation$2,546,608

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Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2013.

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