Kimberly Warnica Joins Alta Mesa Senior Leadership Team as General Counsel

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| Source: Alta Mesa Resources, Inc.

HOUSTON, April 16, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Alta Mesa Resources, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMR) (“Alta Mesa” or the “Company”) today announced that Kimberly Warnica has joined the Company as Vice President, General Counsel, Chief Compliance Officer, and Corporate Secretary, reporting to President and Chief Executive Officer, Hal Chappelle.

“Kim is a proven executive whose extensive corporate transactions and governance expertise is an excellent addition to our leadership team,” said Hal Chappelle. “She’s a leader with the business acumen and depth of legal knowledge in the energy sector to strengthen Alta Mesa’s ability to achieve our strategic goals as we expand our upstream resources and midstream operations in the Oklahoma STACK play.”

Ms. Warnica has significant transactional, litigation, securities, and corporate governance experience and joins the Company from Marathon Oil, where she served as Assistant General Counsel and Assistant Secretary.  Prior to Marathon Oil, she was Assistant General Counsel and Assistant Secretary for Freeport-McMoRan Oil & Gas and began her career prior to that with Andrews Kurth LLP where she practiced corporate and securities law representing a variety of clients in numerous transactional, securities and corporate governance matters.  Ms. Warnica has a Bachelor’s degree from Texas A&M in Political Science and earned her J.D. from the University of Texas Law School. 

"I am very excited to bring Kim on board as she is truly a great addition to our team and will complement the synergy of Alta Mesa's senior leadership," stated Alta Mesa Executive Chairman, James Hackett. "We will leverage her unique combination of energy focused transactional experience as we move forward in executing our strategic plans and creating value for all our stakeholders.”

About Alta Mesa Resources, Inc.
Alta Mesa Resources, Inc. is an independent energy company focused on the development and acquisition of unconventional oil and natural gas reserves in the Anadarko Basin in Oklahoma and through Kingfisher Midstream, LLC provides best-in-class midstream energy services, including crude oil and gas gathering, processing and marketing to producers in the STACK play.

FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT: Lance L. Weaver (281) 943-5597 lweaver@altamesa.net