Forest Oil Promotes Key Personnel

Forest Oil announced several executive personnel changes. Mr. J.C. Ridens has recently been named Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer with responsibility for all business units and drilling operations. Previously, Mr. Ridens served as Forest's Senior Vice President for the Gulf Region, the Southern Region, and most recently the Western Region. Mr. Ridens has been directly involved with the Company's acquisitions and divestitures and the on-going integration associated with those transactions.

Mr. Cyrus D. "Skip" Marter IV has been recently promoted to Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary. Mr. Marter joined Forest in June 2002 and has served as Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary since January 2005. He will continue to be responsible for all legal and corporate secretarial functions for Forest.

Mr. Stephen T. Harpham has been recently promoted to Vice President, Western Region. Mr. Harpham joined Forest in January 2002 and has most recently served as Manager - Reservoir Engineering, Western Region. He will be responsible for overseeing daily operations in the region.

H. Craig Clark, President and CEO, stated, "We are very pleased to announce the promotions of J.C., Skip, and Steve. Each of these individuals have been instrumental in the execution of our cost focused onshore North American tight gas sand development strategy as well as our recent business development activity. The skill sets these individuals have demonstrated in these areas make it easy to promote from within with people familiar with our strategy and illustrates the bench strength that exists in the company."


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