Bill Barrett Names New CFO

Bill Barrett Corporation said that Bob Howard has been named the company's new chief financial officer and treasurer and is expected to begin in April.

Robert ("Bob") W. Howard, 52, is a successful Rockies oil and gas executive with over 25 years experience in finance, accounting, Sarbanes-Oxley compliance, tax, and investor relations. He currently serves as Chief Financial Officer for Quantum Resources, a private oil and gas company headquartered in Denver.

Previously, Mr. Howard served from January 2002 through May 2006 in various executive positions at Bill Barrett Corporation including Executive Vice President -- Finance and Investor Relations and Treasurer. From August 2001 until December 2001, Mr. Howard served as Vice President -- Finance and Administration and a director of AEC Oil & Gas (USA) Inc., an indirect subsidiary of Alberta Energy Company, Ltd., an oil and gas exploration and development company that subsequently was merged into PanCanadian Energy Corporation and then renamed EnCana Corporation. Mr. Howard served in various positions at Barrett Resources Corporation, including as Senior Vice President -- Investor Relations and Corporate Development and Senior Vice President Accounting and Finance and Treasurer.

Fred Barrett, Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer, commented, "We are very pleased to bring a well-known veteran like Bob back to the Company as our CFO to complement our strong executive management team. His financial expertise, leadership, and strategic vision will be valuable as we continue our aggressive growth strategy."

Bill Barrett Corporation, headquartered in Denver, explores for and develops natural gas and oil in the Rocky Mountain region of the United States.