Rosetta Resources Inc. Announces Appointment of New Board Member

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| Source: Rosetta Resources Inc.

HOUSTON, Dec. 9, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Rosetta Resources Inc. (Nasdaq:ROSE) ("Rosetta" or the "Company") announced today that Jerry R. Schuyler has been appointed to Rosetta's Board of Directors, effective December 5, 2013.

"We are very pleased that Jerry accepted our invitation to join Rosetta's board," said Chairman, CEO and President, Jim Craddock. "Jerry's extensive operational knowledge and executive management capability will bring a wealth of industry expertise to Rosetta. He will be an ideal addition to our board."

Mr. Schuyler joins the Board following a distinguished career in the oil and gas industry.  Mr. Schuyler recently retired from Laredo Petroleum Holdings, Inc. where he served as President, Chief Operating Officer, and Director since July 2008. Prior to that, he had served as Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer at Laredo since 2007. Mr. Schuyler was with SM Energy (formerly St. Mary Land & Exploration) from 2003 until 2007 and served as Senior Vice President and Regional Manager of the Gulf Coast region. Prior to that, he held the position of Senior Vice President and General Manager of onshore operations and exploration at Dominion Exploration & Production, Inc. from 2000 to 2002. Mr. Schuyler started his career at Atlantic Richfield Company (ARCO) in 1977 serving in positions of increasing responsibility in ARCO's oil and gas companies before leaving to join Dominion.

Mr. Schuyler earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Petroleum Engineering from Montana Tech of the University of Montana and attended numerous graduate business courses at the University of Houston. He serves as the Vice Chairman of the Montana Tech Foundation of the University of Montana and a board director for the Oklahoma Energy Explorers.

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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Investor Contact:
Antoinette D. (Toni) Green
Manager, Investor Relations & Competitor Analysis
Rosetta Resources Inc.