Pioneer Natural Resources Makes Management Changes

Pioneer Natural Resources announced that A.R. (Ray) Alameddine has been named Executive Vice President, Worldwide Negotiations, William F. (Bill) Hannes has been promoted to Executive Vice President, Worldwide Business Development, Jay P. Still has been promoted to Executive Vice President, Western Division, and Denny B. Bullard has been named Vice President, Engineering and Development.

Mr. Alameddine will oversee transaction negotiation, execution and implementation and the Company's domestic land administration team. He joined Pioneer in 1997 and became Executive Vice President of Worldwide Business Development in November 2003. Prior to joining the Company, Mr. Alameddine spent 26 years with Mobil in engineering, planning, and acquisitions and divestitures. He graduated from Louisiana State University in 1971 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Petroleum Engineering. He is based in Dallas and will continue to report to Scott D. Sheffield, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, and serve on Pioneer's Management Committee.

Mr. Hannes will direct Pioneer's worldwide business development efforts, including opportunity generation and analysis. He joined Pioneer in 1997 and has served in various capacities, most recently as Vice President, Engineering and Development. Prior to joining Pioneer, Mr. Hannes held engineering positions with Mobil and Superior Oil. He graduated from Texas A&M University in 1981 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Petroleum Engineering. He is based in Dallas and will report to Mr. Sheffield and serve on Pioneer's Management Committee.

Mr. Still is based in Denver and manages Pioneer's Western Division, which is the Company's largest division having responsibility for drilling and operations in the Raton, Piceance and Uinta basins. He joined Pioneer in 1995 and was appointed head of the Western Division in September, 2004. Prior to joining Pioneer, Mr. Still spent 10 years with Mobil in various drilling, operations and reservoir engineering assignments. He graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from Texas A&M University in 1984 and received his Masters in Business Administration from Loyola University in 1992.

Mr. Bullard will assume Mr. Hannes' prior responsibilities for Pioneer's drilling, development and facilities related activities and is based in Dallas. He joined the Company in 1991 and has served in various senior capacities, most recently as Vice President, Gulf Coast Operations. Prior to joining Pioneer, Mr. Bullard held engineering and managerial positions with Conoco, Inc. and Damson Oil Corporation. He graduated from Texas Tech University in 1970 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Petroleum Engineering.

Mr. Sheffield, stated, "Over the last few years we've experienced significant growth in our domestic and international assets. As we increase our focus on expanding our North America onshore property base while continuing to pursue international opportunities, the demands on our business development team are expanding. Ray has a long history of successfully negotiating complex transactions, including international government contracts. By bringing Bill in to head up our efforts to generate and analyze new opportunities, we leverage his strong leadership ability and his industry relationships and experience. Jay has done an exceptional job in establishing our Western Division and will be playing a critical role in expanding our production and reserves in the Rockies, and Denny's extensive engineering expertise and commitment will continue to benefit Pioneer as he takes on this new role."

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