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Magnum Hunter Resources names two to finance posts

By Bob Downing Published: January 21, 2014

From Magnum Hunter Resources today:

HOUSTON, TX -- (Marketwired) -- 01/21/14 -- Magnum Hunter Resources Corporation (NYSE: MHR) (NYSE MKT: MHR.PRC) (NYSE MKT: MHR.PRD) (NYSE MKT: MHR.PRE) ("Magnum Hunter" or the "Company") announced today that the Company has promoted Chris Benton to Vice President of Finance and Capital Markets and Cham King to Assistant Vice President of Investor Relations effective January 7, 2014.

Mr. Benton previously served with the Company in his capacity as Assistant Vice President of Finance and Capital Markets and managed the investor relations function and capital market activities. Mr. Benton will continue to manage existing institutional relationships with an increased focus on corporate finance, corporate modeling, budgeting, and capital markets activities. Mr. Benton has been employed at the Company since January 2013. Mr. Benton has more than six years of prior banking and corporate finance experience in the energy industry with extensive capital market experience in the upstream and midstream sectors. Prior to joining Magnum Hunter, he worked at RBC Capital Markets as a Vice President in their energy corporate banking group and prior to that he was employed at Bank of Scotland. Mr. Benton holds a BA degree in Economics and Spanish from the University of Texas at Austin.

Mr. King joined Magnum Hunter in July 2012, where he has worked as a Financial Analyst in the Finance Department. Prior to joining Magnum Hunter, he completed an internship with the Company in the finance department for a period covering two summers. Mr. King graduated from Baylor University with a BA degree in Finance and Management. Mr. King has become the new primary contact for investor relations matters at the Company.

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.

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