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PIERIDAE ENERGY ANNOUNCES APPOINTMENT OF NEW CEO
CALGARY, ALBERTA – August 29, 2023 - Pieridae Energy Limited (“Pieridae” or the “Company”) (TSX: PEA) announces that the Board of Directors has appointed Darcy Reding as President, Chief Executive Officer, and Director effective September 1, 2023, following the previously announced retirement of former CEO, Alfred Sorensen, effective August 31, 2023.
Mr. Reding, formerly the Company’s President and Chief Operating Officer, is a seasoned Professional Engineer with over 30 years of leadership, technical and business development experience in both public and private energy firms including NAL Resources, Samson Exploration, Northrock Resources, and Norcen Energy.
“Darcy is a capable and seasoned leader with three decades of experience across the energy exploration, production and infrastructure value chain,” said Patricia McLeod, Board Chair at Pieridae. Ms. McLeod continued, “The Board believes Darcy’s experience across a wide range of commercial, operational and technical leadership roles, coupled with his hands-on experience at Pieridae as President and COO, will be instrumental in achieving the Company’s objectives including operational excellence, netback improvement, and driving sustainable growth in both our upstream and midstream operations to create value for our shareholders, employees, and in the communities we operate.”
The CEO appointment is a result of a planned succession at Pieridae and ensures the Company retains strong continuity in leadership.
PIERIDAE'S OBJECTIVE AND STRATEGY
During the past year Pieridae has strategically refocused on sustaining and growing its upstream exploration, production, and midstream business. Our objective is to continue Pieridae’s pivot toward growing sustainable and profitable conventional Foothills production and midstreaming, while continuing to explore opportunities to diversify market access for the products we produce.
Management continues to take a strategic approach to growth and capital allocation to leverage the long-term nature of our low-decline reserve base and supporting infrastructure, and to focus on creating long-term shareholder value. Operational discipline, safe, effective, and efficient operations, community and Indigenous partnerships, cost control, and pursuing opportunities to further integrate environment, social and governance considerations, including a carbon management plan, are fundamental to the Company’s strategic vision.
Pieridae is a Canadian energy company headquartered in Calgary, Alberta. Through corporate and asset acquisitions, we have grown into a significant upstream and midstream producer with assets concentrated in the Canadian Foothills, producing conventional natural gas, NGLs, condensate and sulphur. Pieridae provides the energy to fuel people’s daily lives while supporting the environment and the transition to a lower-carbon economy. Pieridae’s common shares trade on the TSX under the symbol “PEA”.
For further information please contact:
Darcy Reding, President & Chief Operating Officer Adam Gray, Chief Financial Officer
Telephone: (403) 261‐5900 Telephone: (403) 261‐5900
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