Memorial Production Partners LP Announces Appointment of Robert L. Stillwell, Jr. as Vice President, Finance

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HOUSTON, July 3, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Memorial Production Partners LP (Nasdaq:MEMP) announced today the appointment of Robert (Bobby) L. Stillwell, Jr. as Vice President, Finance of the general partner of MEMP. In his role, Mr. Stillwell will serve as MEMP's principal financial officer. Mr. Stillwell is assuming the role formerly held by Andrew J. Cozby, who continues in his position as Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Memorial Resource Development Corp., an affiliate of MEMP.

John Weinzierl, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of the general partner of MEMP commented, "We are excited to have Bobby join the partnership's leadership team and for Drew to continue his leadership role with Memorial Resource Development Corp. Both are seasoned leaders with energy finance expertise, and we expect these changes will assist us in reaching our financial goals and continue delivering long-term value to our investors."

Mr. Stillwell joined the general partner of MEMP as Treasurer in June 2012 shortly after its initial public offering (IPO). He will be responsible for overseeing all financing activities of MEMP and will direct its accounting, treasury, corporate planning, investor relations, tax, and risk management functions. Prior to MEMP, Mr. Stillwell was an investment banker at Citigroup in the Global Energy Group where he focused on the upstream sector and worked on the MEMP IPO. He also worked in investment banking with UBS and Scotia Waterous. He began his career in the corporate finance group of EXCO Resources, Inc. Mr. Stillwell holds a Bachelor's degree in Finance from The University of Texas at Austin and a Master's degree from Rice University Jones Graduate School of Business.

About Memorial Production Partners LP

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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