Southern Star Names New Board Director

Southern Star has appointed Michael O. Aldridge to the Company's Board of Directors, effective December 4, 2008. He joins the Southern Star Board with more than 28 years of financial management experience with various companies.

Aldridge was most recently the Executive Vice President of NYSE-listed PetroQuest Energy, where he also served as Chief Financial Officer, Treasurer and a member of the Board of Directors. From 1992 to 1999, he was a Vice President of NYSE-listed Ocean Energy. His previous experience also includes 11 years with Ernst & Young. Aldridge earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in Accounting from Louisiana State University in 1980, and is a Certified Public Accountant.

David Gibbs, Southern Star's President and Chief Executive Officer, said, "Mike is an important addition to Southern Star. He brings extensive financial and industry experience to our Board, which will prove invaluable as we continue to grow the Company. He is well known in the industry and will provide seasoned Board-level oversight based on his financial and capital formation experience in the oil and gas business."