Mr. Hewitt brings more than 14 years of investment banking experience, including 12 years providing equity and debt capital markets and mergers and acquisition advisory services for large independent oil and gas exploration and production companies. Mr. Hewitt has extensive experience in executing capital market transactions, including initial public and follow-on equity offerings as well as investment grade and high yield debt offerings. Prior to his appointment at Magnum Hunter, Mr. Hewitt served as Director of energy investment banking at Wells Fargo Securities since 2010. During his 9 year tenure at Wells Fargo Securities (previously Wachovia Capital Markets) he also served as Vice President of energy investment banking. Prior to joining Wells Fargo / Wachovia, Mr. Hewitt served in various investment banking roles at both Lehman Brothers and Bear Stearns & Company. Mr. Hewitt earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in International Relations from the University of Notre Dame. In addition, Mr. Hewitt holds a Juris Doctorate from the University of Texas School of Law and a Masters of Business Administration from the Fuqua School of Business at Duke University.
Mr. Gary C. Evans, Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer of Magnum Hunter, commented, “The appointment of Chris Hewitt fills a void that has existed throughout this year within our organization due to our corporate move to Dallas. He will be assisting me and our financial team as we continue to navigate during these trying times within the energy industry. We believe there currently exists a number of “financial engineering” opportunities available to us due to depressed trading multiples in our sector across the board. Chris Hewitt and his substantial financial experience will be instrumental in assisting us in reviewing these possible restructuring scenarios.”
About Magnum Hunter Resources Corporation
Magnum Hunter Resources Corporation and subsidiaries are an Irving, Texas based independent exploration and production company engaged in the acquisition, development and production of natural gas, natural gas liquids and crude oil, primarily in the States of West Virginia and Ohio. The Company is presently active in two of the most prolific unconventional shale resource plays in North America, the Marcellus Shale and Utica Shale located in Northwest West Virginia and Southeast Ohio.