Northern Oil and Gas, Inc. Announces Departure of President and Founder
MINNEAPOLIS, MINNESOTA – August 1, 2019 - Northern Oil and Gas, Inc. (NYSE American: NOG) today announced that Michael Reger, Northern’s Founder, President and Chairman Emeritus, is departing the company to pursue opportunities outside the Williston Basin. The departure is amicable and Mr. Reger will remain Chairman Emeritus. In addition, Mr. Reger will be available to assist Northern in the transition under a consulting arrangement through March 2020.
“It has been an honor and privilege to help build Northern into a top-tier oil producer in the Williston Basin over the last 13 years. I am particularly proud of what we have been able to accomplish during the past 18 months; successfully acquiring over $850 million of high-quality assets, recapitalizing and fortifying the balance sheet and growing current production to over 40,000 barrels of oil equivalent per day,” commented Mr. Reger. “Northern's go-forward positioning and return-of-capital strategy is ideally suited for the evolving preferences of public energy investors and I am confident that the management team and board will continue to deliver outstanding results.”
“Mr. Reger was the pioneering visionary of the public, non-operated business model in 2006, guided the company through periods of both rapid industry growth and contraction, and was instrumental in the recent recapitalization and turnaround of Northern,” commented Bahram Akradi, Chairman of the Board. “As Northern transitions to a primary focus of the return of free cash flow to shareholders, Mr. Reger’s entrepreneurial talents are best suited for a startup organization and we wish him the best of luck in his future endeavors.”
ABOUT NORTHERN OIL AND GAS
Northern Oil and Gas, Inc. is an exploration and production company with a core area of focus in the Williston Basin Bakken and Three Forks play in North Dakota and Montana.
More information about Northern Oil and Gas, Inc. can be found at www.NorthernOil.com.
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Source: Northern Oil and Gas, Inc.