SandRidge Energy Announces New President and CEO

OKLAHOMA CITY, Jan. 28, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- SandRidge Energy (NYSE: SD) ("SandRidge" or the "Company") announced today that the Board of Directors (the "Board") has appointed Paul D. McKinney as President and Chief Executive Officer, effective January 29, 2019.  Mr. McKinney succeeds the Company's current President and Chief Executive Officer, Mr. William M. Griffin, who will continue to serve on the SandRidge Board.

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"On behalf of the board, we are excited to have Paul join the team," said Mr. Griffin. "After an extensive search, we are confident we have found a candidate with the leadership skill and experience necessary to maximize value for our shareholders."

Mr. McKinney has thirty-five years of industry experience, most recently having served as President and Chief Operating Officer of Yuma Energy, Inc.  Prior to joining Yuma in 2014, he held a variety of leadership positions with Apache Corporation over a six year period, including Vice President of their Gulf Coast Onshore Region.  Additionally, he was employed by Tristone Capital in 2007 as Vice President and Director of Acquisitions and Divestitures.  Mr. McKinney commenced his career in 1983 with Anadarko Petroleum Corporation, advancing through a variety of engineering and operations positions, ending his time there as Vice-President of Reservoir Engineering for Anadarko Canada Corporation.  Mr. McKinney has a Bachelor of Science degree in Petroleum Engineering and is published as a co-author with the Society of Petroleum Engineers and privately on subjects focused on advanced reservoir engineering methods.

"I am very excited to be joining SandRidge and honored to work with the SandRidge team as we develop our plans for the future," Mr. McKinney commented.  "The Company's asset base and existing investment opportunities are impressive and have set SandRidge up for organic growth.  I look forward to developing these exciting assets as well as pursuing the many opportunities that exist in the market today."

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About SandRidge Energy, Inc.
SandRidge Energy, Inc. (NYSE: SD) is an oil and natural gas exploration and production company headquartered in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma with its principal focus on developing high-return, growth oriented projects in Oklahoma and Colorado. The majority of the Company's production is generated from the Mississippi Lime formation in Oklahoma and Kansas. Development activity is currently focused on the Meramec formation in the NW STACK Play in Oklahoma and multiple oil rich Niobrara benches in the Colorado North Park Basin.

Investor Contact:
Johna Robinson
Investor Relations
SandRidge Energy, Inc.
123 Robert S. Kerr Avenue Oklahoma City, OK 73102
+1 (405) 429-5515


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