Forest Oil Names Cyrus Marter as General Counsel

Forest Oil Corporation has appointed Cyrus D. "Skip" Marter as Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary, effective January 22, 2005. In this position, Mr. Marter will be responsible for all aspects of Forest's legal and corporate secretarial functions.

Mr. Marter joined Forest in June 2002. He served as Senior Counsel for Forest until October 2004, at which time he became Associate General Counsel. Prior to joining Forest, Mr. Marter was a partner in the law firm of Susman Godfrey L.L.P., Houston, and was engaged primarily in oil and gas litigation matters. Mr. Marter holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Petroleum Engineering from Texas A&M University and a Doctorate of Jurisprudence Degree from the University of Texas School of Law.

Newton W. "Trey" Wilson, Forest's Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary will be leaving Forest to assume the position of Senior Vice President and General Counsel for Key Energy Services, Inc..

Mr. Marter's new position will report directly to H. Craig Clark, Forest's President and Chief Executive Officer. Mr. Clark stated: "I wish Trey the best in his future endeavors. He will be missed. However, I am extremely pleased to promote Skip to this position. He possesses extensive legal knowledge and has an operations background. Skip has been involved in all facets of the organization and is part of the ongoing restructuring that began in 2003 to enable us to execute our 4-point game plan."