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Templar Energy Announces Appointment of Chief Financial Officer

OKLAHOMA CITY, April 6, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Templar Energy LLC and its affiliates ("Templar" or the "Company") announced today the appointment of Joe Pukaite as Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer effective April 1, 2017.

Pukaite has more than 23 years of direct experience in the energy sector and joins Templar from Freeport-McMoRan Oil & Gas LLC, a Houston based exploration and production company. Pukaite served in increasing roles of importance, most recently as Treasurer from 2013 to 2017.  He has significant financial, capital markets, and M&A expertise developed through positions in treasury, corporate development and investment banking.  Pukaite began his career in operations as an engineer with Schlumberger.

Pukaite received his Master of Business Administration with emphasis in Finance from Rice University in 2001 and Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from Baylor University in 1993.

"We are pleased to have Joe join the Templar family," said David D. Le Norman, President and Chief Executive Officer.  "His financial and banking expertise uniquely adds to our existing and proven senior management team.  Templar is well positioned to exploit and grow its asset base, and Joe will play an integral part in value creation for all stakeholders."

About Templar

Templar is an exploration and production company focused on investing primarily in the mature, liquids-rich producing basins in the Mid-Continent Region.  Templar also evaluates opportunities outside the region which fit its economic criteria. Templar is headquartered in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. Visit http://www.lenormanoperating.com for more information.

For more information about Templar, please contact:

(405) 548-1200 or generalinquiry@lenorman.net


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