Equal Energy names Oklahoma-based CFO

Equal Energy

Calgary, Alberta-based independent oil and gas company Equal Energy Ltd. has named Scott Smalling as vice president and CFO as part of its plan to strengthen its presence in Oklahoma.

Smalling will take up his new position on February 1, 2013 and will be based in Equal's Oklahoma City office.

Smalling is a graduate of Oklahoma State University and is a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA).  He most recently served as treasury manager at a major independent public oil and gas company.

"With Equal's asset base now exclusively in Oklahoma, it is important that we are led by people on the ground in Oklahoma with experience and contacts in the mid-continent," said Don Klapko, Equal's president and CEO.

Equal is also proceeding with a search for senior engineering and exploration executives, to be based in Oklahoma.

Del Chapman, the current senior vice president of finance and CFO, will remain with Equal until the company has completed its year-end audit and reporting requirements, and preparations for the 2013 annual shareholder meeting.

Equal Energy (TSX: EQU) (NYSE: EQU) is an oil and gas exploration and production company based in Calgary, Alberta, with its United States operations office located in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. The company’s oil and gas assets are centered on the Hunton liquids-rich natural gas property in Oklahoma.

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