EPL Announces Departure of David Looney as Chief Financial Officer

Energy Partners, Ltd. says that David Looney, Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, has submitted his resignation in order to pursue professional opportunities in Houston, where his family has remained since Katrina.

The Company also said that Joseph LeBlanc, who was recently appointed as the Company's Treasurer, was named its Principal Financial Officer, T.J. Thom was recently named its Director of Investor Relations, and Dina Bracci Riviere will continue to serve as its Controller and Principal Accounting Officer.

Founded in 1998, EPL is an independent oil and natural gas exploration and production company based in New Orleans, Louisiana. The Company's operations are focused along the U. S. Gulf Coast, both onshore in south Louisiana and offshore in the Gulf of Mexico.