Forest Oil Elects James D. Lightner as a Director

Forest Oil has elected James D. Lightner to its Board of Directors.

Mr. Lightner has over 25 years of industry experience and most recently was Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer of Tom Brown, Inc. based in Denver, Colorado. Prior to joining Tom Brown, Inc., Mr. Lightner was Vice President and General Manager from 1997 to 1999 and Exploration Manager from 1989 to 1997 of the Denver Division of EOG Resources, Inc. He is currently serving as a director of IPAMS and COGA, and is a member of the National Petroleum Council, AAPG, SEG and IPAA. Mr. Lightner earned a Bachelor's degree from Southern Illinois University and a Master's degree as a Fulbright Fellow from the Australian National University, both in geology.

Forrest Hoglund, Forest's Chairman stated, "We are excited that Jim has joined our Board. He brings a broad range of energy industry expertise and proven leadership. His insight will be a valuable contribution to the Board as we look to continue the transformation of Forest Oil."