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Resolute Energy Corporation Announces Appointment of Tod Benton and Janet Pasque to Board of Directors

DENVER, Aug. 02, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Resolute Energy Corporation (“Resolute” or the “Company”) (NYSE:REN) announced today that its Board of Directors has approved the appointment of Tod C. Benton and Janet W. Pasque to the Board.

Nicholas J. Sutton, Executive Chairman of Resolute, commented: “I am pleased to announce the appointment of Tod Benton and Janet Pasque to the Resolute Board of Directors. In his various roles at BMO Capital Markets, Tod has been close to the Company for many years. As we became aware that he would be retiring from BMO, we did not want to miss the opportunity to add someone with his character and extensive oil and gas finance experience to our Board.”

Mr. Sutton continued: “We have also remained in contact with Janet over the years since she retired from Resolute in 2010. Her advice and skill set in the areas of land and business development will be extremely important to us as we seek to continue to grow our Delaware Basin position over the coming years.”

Rick Betz, Chief Executive Officer, stated: “We welcome Tod and Janet to the Resolute Board. The decades-long experience of both Tod and Janet in the oil and gas industry, as well as their accomplished backgrounds in their respective areas, will be an invaluable asset to us.”

In conjunction with their appointments to the Board, Mr. Benton has been designated to serve on the Audit Committee and the Compensation Committee and Ms. Pasque has been designated to serve on the Compensation Committee and the Corporate Governance / Nominating Committee.

Tod Benton served as a Vice Chair for the Energy Group of BMO Capital Markets in the U.S. from February 2014 through July 2017. As a Vice Chair, Mr. Benton served primarily as a senior relationship contact for key relationships. Mr. Benton retired from BMO Capital Markets effective July 31, 2017. From February 2007 through January 2014, Mr. Benton was the Head of Energy Investment Banking in the U.S. for BMO Capital Markets. Mr. Benton managed the Energy Investment Banking team with coverage of approximately 100 energy clients. During that time, Mr. Benton was involved in numerous M&A, A&D, equity and debt capital markets transactions. From July 2004 through January 2007, Mr. Benton was the Head of Corporate Banking for Energy, Utilities and Chemicals at Deutsche Bank. As Head of the group, Mr. Benton managed a team of corporate bankers with a focus on the Energy sector. Mr. Benton was a Managing Director at JP Morgan and predecessor companies from November 1987 through July 2004. During that time, Mr. Benton worked predominately with oil and gas companies as an advisor and capital raising partner. As a senior member of the leveraged finance group, Mr. Benton was involved in acquisition finance and general capital-raising for small to large cap energy companies. Mr. Benton holds a B.S. in Civil Engineering from Youngstown State University and an M.B.A. in Finance from the University of Houston.

Janet Pasque has been involved in various consulting activities related to the energy industry since January 2011. From the Company’s inception in 2004 to December 2010, Ms. Pasque was an officer of Resolute and its predecessor entities in charge of the land and business development functions. From 2003 until the founding of the Resolute’s predecessor entity in 2004, Ms. Pasque served as a land consultant to multiple oil and gas companies. From 1993 until the acquisition of the company in 2001, Ms. Pasque was a Vice President of HS Resources where she had responsibility for the land department and joint responsibility for the company’s exploration activities. Following the acquisition of HS Resources by Kerr-McGee in 2001 until 2003, Ms. Pasque managed the land functions at Kerr-McGee Rocky Mountain Corp. From 1989 until joining HS Resources in 1993, Ms. Pasque was a consultant to a privately funded drilling venture focused on exploration in the Rocky Mountain region. Ms. Pasque also worked for Champlin Petroleum Company from 1982 to 1989 and for Texaco Inc. from 1980 until 1982, focused on land acquisitions and drilling agreements in California, Alaska and the Rocky Mountain region. Ms. Pasque received a B.S. in Business Administration with a concentration in Finance and Real Estate from Colorado State University.

About Resolute Energy Corporation

Resolute is an independent oil and gas company focused on the acquisition and development of unconventional oil and gas properties in the Delaware Basin portion of the Permian Basin of west Texas. Resolute also operates Aneth Field, located in the Paradox Basin in Utah. For more information, visit www.resoluteenergy.com. The Company routinely posts important information about the Company under the Investor Relations section of its website. The Company's common stock is traded on the NYSE under the ticker symbol "REN."

Contact: HB Juengling Vice President - Investor Relations Resolute Energy Corporation 303-534-4600, extension 1555 hbjuengling@resoluteenergy.com

Source:Resolute Energy Corporation