Pattarozzi Elected as Stone Chairman of Board

The Stone Energy Board of Directors also announced the election of R. A. (Rich) Pattarozzi as the non-executive Chairman of the Board. Mr. Pattarozzi was elected to the Stone Energy Corporation Board in February 2000 and was formerly Vice President of Shell Offshore Inc., President and CEO of Shell Deepwater Development Inc. and Shell Deepwater Production Inc. Mr. Pattarozzi is currently on the boards of Tidewater, Inc, Superior Energy Services, Inc, Global Industries, Ltd, and FMC Technology, Inc.