Pengrowth Says Hello to New VP

Pengrowth announced the appointment of Mr. Brent Defosse as Vice President, Drilling and Completions effective May 3, 2010. In his new position, Mr. Defosse will be responsible for the strategic development and execution of Pengrowth's drilling and completions program, with a focus on the identification and development of unconventional drilling prospects.

"Brent brings 29 years of experience in the development and management of major oil and natural gas projects and offshore operations in Canada, the Gulf of Mexico, South America and New Guinea, said Derek Evans, Pengrowth's President and Chief Executive Officer. "He also brings extensive experience in building and motivating results-oriented teams and fostering a dynamic corporate culture. We are pleased to welcome him to the Pengrowth team."

Mr. Defosse holds a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering from the University of Manitoba and has worked in team leadership and senior level management positions for Chevron Canada in Calgary and in St. John's Newfoundland, Chevron Texaco in Houston, and Acclaim Energy Inc.