Vanguard Natural Resources, Inc. Announces Appointment of General Counsel, Corporate Secretary and Vice President of Land

Houston – December 4, 2017 – (PR NEWSWIRE) – Vanguard Natural Resources, Inc. (the “Company” or “Vanguard”) today announced the appointment of Jonathan C. Curth as General Counsel, Corporate Secretary and Vice President of Land, effective December 4, 2017.   Mr. Curth’s most recent position was the Assistant General Counsel at Newfield Exploration Company, where he managed upstream and midstream transactions and litigation and supported numerous departments including land, land administration, marketing, government affairs and internal audit.  Mr. Curth brings over 10 years of legal expertise focused on oil and gas transactions, in addition to experience in corporate governance matters and land-related processes and procedures.  Mr. Curth received his J.D. from The University of Texas School of Law, is licensed in Texas and Oklahoma, and is Board Certified in Oil, Gas and Mineral Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization.

Scott W. Smith, President & CEO, remarked, “We welcome Jonathan to the Vanguard management team and look forward to working together as we continue to execute our business plans in the coming year. Jonathan brings a diverse skill set of oil and gas transactional experience as well as corporate governance and land department knowledge to the Company.”

About Vanguard Natural Resources, Inc.

Vanguard Natural Resources, Inc. is an independent oil and gas company focused on the acquisition, production and development of oil and natural gas properties. Vanguard’s assets consist primarily of producing and non-producing oil and natural gas reserves located in the Green River Basin in Wyoming, the Permian Basin in West Texas and New Mexico, the Gulf Coast Basin in Texas, Louisiana, Mississippi and Alabama, the Anadarko Basin in Oklahoma and North Texas, the Piceance Basin in Colorado, the Big Horn Basin in Wyoming and Montana, the Arkoma Basin in Arkansas and Oklahoma, the Williston Basin in North Dakota and Montana, the Wind River Basin in Wyoming, and the Powder River Basin in Wyoming. More information on Vanguard can be found at


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Vanguard Natural Resources, Inc.

Lisa A. Godfrey, (832) 399-3820

Vice President, Investor Relations