IRVING, TX--(Marketwired - Sep 24, 2015) - Magnum Hunter Resources Corporation (NYSE: MHR) (NYSE MKT: MHR.PRC) (NYSE MKT: MHR.PRD) (NYSE MKT: MHR.PRE) (the "Company" or "Magnum Hunter") announced today that the Board of Directors has appointed Chris Hewitt as Vice President - Finance and Capital Markets effective September 15, 2015. Mr. Hewitt, age 45, will report directly to Gary C. Evans, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Magnum Hunter.

Mr. Hewitt brings more than 14 years of investment banking experience, including 12 years providing equity and debt capital markets and mergers and acquisition advisory services for large independent oil and gas exploration and production companies. Mr. Hewitt has extensive experience in executing capital market transactions, including initial public and follow-on equity offerings as well as investment grade and high yield debt offerings. Prior to his appointment at Magnum Hunter, Mr. Hewitt served as Director of energy investment banking at Wells Fargo Securities since 2010. During his 9 year tenure at Wells Fargo Securities (previously Wachovia Capital Markets) he also served as Vice President of energy investment banking. Prior to joining Wells Fargo / Wachovia, Mr. Hewitt served in various investment banking roles at both Lehman Brothers and Bear Stearns & Company. Mr. Hewitt earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in International Relations from the University of Notre Dame. In addition, Mr. Hewitt holds a Juris Doctorate from the University of Texas School of Law and a Masters of Business Administration from the Fuqua School of Business at Duke University.

Management Comments

Mr. Gary C. Evans, Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer of Magnum Hunter, commented, "The appointment of Chris Hewitt fills a void that has existed throughout this year within our organization due to our corporate move to Dallas. He will be assisting me and our financial team as we continue to navigate during these trying times within the energy industry. We believe there currently exists a number of "financial engineering" opportunities available to us due to depressed trading multiples in our sector across the board. Chris Hewitt and his substantial financial experience will be instrumental in assisting us in reviewing these possible restructuring scenarios."

About Magnum Hunter Resources Corporation

Magnum Hunter Resources Corporation and subsidiaries are an Irving, Texas based independent exploration and production company engaged in the acquisition, development and production of natural gas, natural gas liquids and crude oil, primarily in the States of West Virginia and Ohio. The Company is presently active in two of the most prolific unconventional shale resource plays in North America, the Marcellus Shale and Utica Shale located in Northwest West Virginia and Southeast Ohio.

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  • annual reports on Form 10-K, quarterly reports on Form 10-Q, current reports on Form 8-K and any amendments to those reports as soon as reasonably practicable after the material is electronically filed with or furnished to the Securities and Exchange Commission;
  • the most recent version of the Company's Investor Presentation slide deck;
  • announcements of conference calls, webcasts, investor conferences, speeches and other events at which Company executives may discuss the Company and its business and archives or transcripts of such events;
  • press releases regarding annual and quarterly earnings, operational developments, legal developments and other matters; and
  • corporate governance information, including the Company's corporate governance guidelines, committee charters, code of conduct and other governance-related matters.

Magnum Hunter's goal is to maintain its website as the authoritative portal through which visitors can easily access current information about the Company. Over time, the Company intends for its website to become a primary channel for public dissemination of important information about the Company. Investors, analysts, media and other interested persons are encouraged to visit the Company's website frequently.

Certain information included on the Company's website constitutes forward-looking statements and is subject to the qualifications under the heading "Forward-Looking Statements" below and in the Company's Investor Presentation slide deck.

Forward-Looking Statements

This press release includes "forward-looking statements." All statements other than statements of historical facts included or incorporated herein may constitute forward-looking statements. Actual results could vary significantly from those expressed or implied in such statements and are subject to a number of risks and uncertainties. Although Magnum Hunter believes that the expectations reflected in the forward-looking statements are reasonable, Magnum Hunter can give no assurance that such expectations will prove to be correct. The forward-looking statements involve risks and uncertainties that affect operations, financial performance, and other factors as discussed in filings made by Magnum Hunter with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). Among the factors that could cause results to differ materially are those risks discussed in the periodic reports filed by Magnum Hunter with the SEC, including Magnum Hunter's Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2014, and its Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q for the fiscal quarters ended after such fiscal year. You are urged to carefully review and consider the cautionary statements and other disclosures made in those filings, specifically those under the heading "Risk Factors." Forward-looking statements speak only as of the date of the document in which they are contained, and Magnum Hunter does not undertake any duty to update any forward-looking statements except as may be required by law.

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