Erin Energy appoints Hearne as SVP and CFO

Erin Energy Corp. (NYSE MKT: ERN) has appointed Christopher J. Hearne as senior vice president and CFO, effective June 1. Earl McNiel, the company’s current CFO, will resign to pursue other interests, effective May 31.

Hearne will join the company from Serica Energy Plc, a publicly traded independent exploration and production company listed on the Alternative Investment Market in London (AIM), where he has served as CFO and member of the board since 2005. Prior to joining Serica in 2005, Hearne was responsible for corporate finance at Intrepid Energy Plc from 1996 through 2004. He also worked as an investment banker with Lehman Brothers International and Robert Fleming & Co.

McNiel has agreed to remain as a consultant to the company to assist with the transition of duties to Hearne. McNiel’s departure is not related to any issues regarding financial disclosures, accounting, or legal matters.

Erin Energy is an independent oil and gas exploration and production company focused on energy resources in Sub-Saharan Africa.

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