Memorial Production Partners LP Announces Appointment of William J. Scarff as President

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HOUSTON, Jan. 31, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Memorial Production Partners LP (Nasdaq:MEMP) announced today that William (Bill) J. Scarff has been appointed as President of the general partner of MEMP. John A. Weinzierl will continue in his role as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of the general partner of MEMP.

Mr. Scarff has served as President and Chief Executive Officer of several private exploration and production companies since 1999, including Propel Energy, LLC, Proton Operating Company, LLC and Proton Energy, LLC. Prior to 1999, he held a variety of land and operating management positions with increasing responsibility with exploration and production companies including Marathon Oil Company, Anadarko Production Company and Burlington Resources.

"Bill brings a wealth of knowledge and experience with over 30 years of industry experience, including starting and leading successful private energy companies. His experience and leadership will be invaluable to the successful execution of our long-term growth objectives," said John A. Weinzierl, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of the general partner of MEMP. "We are pleased to welcome him to the MEMP team."

Memorial Production Partners LP is a publicly traded partnership engaged in the acquisition, production and development of oil and natural gas properties in the United States. MEMP's properties consist of mature, legacy oil and natural gas fields. MEMP is headquartered in Houston, Texas. For more information, visit

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CONTACT: Memorial Production Partners LP Ronnetta Eaton - Manager, Investor Relations (713) 588-8350

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