Petrohawk Names New Board Member

Petrohawk has appointed Mr. Stephen P. Smiley to serve on its board of directors.

Mr. Smiley has been the Co-founder and President of Hunt Private Equity Group, since 1996. During his time at Hunt Private Equity Group, he has raised and managed a private equity fund to invest in leveraged buyouts and growth financings for various middle market companies. Mr. Smiley also serves on the boards of Dynamex, Ginsey Holdings, where he serves on the audit committee, and Universal Companies, where he serves on the compensation and audit committees. Before he joined Hunt Private Equity Group, from 1991 to 1995 he co-founded and served as the chief executive officer of Cypress Capital Corporation where he raised and managed a multi-million dollar fund to invest in leveraged buyouts, industry consolidations and growth financings in the middle market. From 1989 to 1991 Mr. Smiley worked in the venture capital group at Citicorp/Citibank, N.A. Mr. Smiley holds a Master of Business Administration from the College of William and Mary and has 30 years of corporate finance and investing experience, and over 20 years of corporate governance experience.