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HOUSTON, Jan. 27, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Energy XXI (Nasdaq:EXXI) regretfully announced the passing of Mr. Paul Davison. Mr. Davison suddenly passed away at the age of 61. Mr. Davison served as one of our independent non-executive directors since May 2007. He was as a member of our Audit and Remuneration Committees. “We offer our deepest condolences to his wife Anne, and the entire family,” said John Schiller, Energy XXI’s Chairman of the Board. “Paul brought a wealth of experience in both operational and general management to the company. He was not only a member of our Board, but a friend and colleague. He will be truly missed by all of us at Energy XXI.” About the Company Energy XXI is an independent oil and natural gas exploration and production company whose growth strategy emphasizes acquisitions, enhanced by its value-added organic drilling program. The company’s properties are located in the U.S. Gulf of Mexico waters and the Gulf Coast onshore. To learn more, visit the Energy XXI website at