Brigham Minerals, Inc. (NYSE: MNRL) (“Brigham Minerals,” “Brigham,” or the “Company”), a leading mineral and royalty interest acquisition company, today announced that based on the recommendation of the Nominating & Governance Committee and the unanimous approval of the Board of Directors, the Company has appointed two independent directors, Gayle Burleson and Stacy Hock, to the Company’s Board effective immediately. In addition, Howard Keenan has concurrently announced his resignation from the Board of Directors. With the appointment of Ms. Burleson and Ms. Hock concurrent with the resignation of Mr. Keenan, the Board of Directors will have nine members.
Robert M. (“Rob”) Roosa, Chief Executive Officer, commented, “We are extremely excited to appoint Gayle and Stacy to our Board and believe that we’ve taken significant, meaningful steps to add both complimentary skill sets and differing perspectives to the Board. Gayle brings significant expertise in US Shale development with a deep knowledge of the Permian Basin via 15 years of senior leadership experience with Concho Resources Inc. Stacy is a dynamic leader with a strong strategic vision via her experience as a private investor, philanthropist, and public policy advocate. She brings a unique viewpoint to the Board and will provide a fresh perspective given her significant board level experience.”
Robert M. (“Rob”) Roosa, Chief Executive Officer, concluded, “I want to personally thank Howard for his dedication and service to our Company since 2013. Howard has been a staunch believer in the minerals space since we first met to discuss forming the business. His visionary support, unwavering service and sage counsel have been critical to our evolution into a premier, publicly traded mineral company. On behalf of the entire Board and Management team I would like to thank Howard for all he helped us achieve over the past eight years and we wish him the best as he shifts focus to other investments and opportunities.”
Ms. Burleson currently serves on the boards of Select Energy Services, Inc (NYSE: WTTR) and privately held Chisholm Energy Holdings, LLC. Ms. Burleson was most recently with Concho Resources Inc. (NYSE: CXO) as the Senior Vice President of Business Development and Land and held that position until Concho’s acquisition by ConocoPhillips (NYSE: COP) in January 2021. She was employed for 15 years at Concho Resources in various roles and capacities with ever increasing leadership responsibilities. Prior to joining Concho Resources, Ms. Burleson served in a number of engineering and operations positions with BTA Oil Producers, Mobil Oil Corporation, Parker & Parsley Petroleum Company, and Exxon Corporation. Ms. Burleson received her B.S. in Chemical Engineering from Texas Tech University.
Ms. Hock is a private investor and currently serves on the boards of Aminex Therapeutics, a privately held clinical stage drug development company, the African Dream Initiative and the Texas Public Policy Foundation. She also serves on the Blanton Museum of Art National Leadership Board, The University of Texas at Austin McCombs MBA Advisory Board, and The University of Austin Board of Advisors. Ms. Hock previously held senior management positions in the software industry, including IBM’s WebSphere Software Services business. Ms. Hock received her B.S. in Computer Science and Electrical Engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and her M.B.A from the University of Texas in Austin.
ABOUT BRIGHAM MINERALS, INC.
Brigham Minerals is an Austin, Texas, based company that acquires and actively manages a portfolio of mineral and royalty interests in the core of some of the most active, highly economic, liquids-rich resource basins across the continental United States. Brigham Minerals’ assets are located in the Permian Basin in Texas and New Mexico, the SCOOP and STACK plays in the Anadarko Basin of Oklahoma, the DJ Basin in Colorado and Wyoming, and the Williston Basin in North Dakota. The Company’s primary business objective is to maximize risk-adjusted total return to its shareholders by both capturing organic growth in its existing assets as well as leveraging its highly experienced technical evaluation team to continue acquiring minerals.
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Brigham Minerals, Inc.
Blake C. Williams
Chief Financial Officer