Mize Named CFO at Petrohawk Energy

Shane M. Bayless, Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer, has announced plans to resign from Petrohawk Energy Corporation as of August 10, 2007, to pursue an opportunity with a private company. Mark J. Mize, currently Vice President, Chief Accounting Officer and Controller, will be promoted to Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer. Larry L. Helm, with over 25 years experience in banking and finance, will serve as Executive Vice President - Finance and Administration.

"I am pleased that Mark Mize will have the well-deserved opportunity to step into the role of Chief Financial Officer and given Mark's history with the Company, I anticipate a seamless transfer of duties. We appreciate Shane's significant service to Petrohawk, as well as his willingness to time his departure to ensure a smooth transition through our second quarter reporting cycle. We wish Shane every success in his future pursuits," said Floyd C. Wilson, Chairman, President and CEO.

Petrohawk Energy Corporation is an independent energy company engaged in the acquisition, production, exploration and development of oil and gas, with properties concentrated in the Mid-Continent, Gulf Coast and Permian regions.