Delta Appoints New Member to BOD

Delta appointed Carl E. Lakey as a director. Mr. Lakey was named Chief Executive Officer of Delta on July 7, 2010.

Mr. Lakey joined Delta in April 2007 as Senior Vice President of Operations prior to spending six years managing operations for El Paso's Western Onshore Division and sixteen years at ExxonMobil in various operational and technical positions. He received a Bachelor of Science degree in Petroleum Engineering from Colorado School of Mines in 1985.

Dan Taylor, Chairman of the Board of Delta Petroleum stated, "Carl brings extensive industry expertise and knowledge to the Board with his background in operations, acquisitions and asset development. We welcome Carl to the Board and are confident that he will be an asset going forward as we continue to focus on increasing production and reserves in our Vega field of the Piceance Basin."