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Southwestern Energy To Name Catherine A. Kehr Chairman Of The Board

HOUSTON, April 25, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Southwestern Energy Company SWN, +15.00% today announced that its Board of Directors intends to elect independent director Catherine A. Kehr as Chairman of the Board following the annual meeting of shareholders on May 17, 2016. Ms. Kehr has served as a director since 2011 and as Presiding Director since 2014, as chairman of the Board's Nominating and Governance Committee and on its Audit Committee. She will succeed Steve Mueller, who as previously announced is retiring as a director at the May annual meeting.

"Cathy's insights as a former portfolio manager for a major investment firm, her broad experience in energy and financial markets, and her leadership and dedication to Southwestern Energy demonstrated in her years on our Board position her well to lead our Board," said Bill Way, President and Chief Executive Officer. "I look forward to working closely with Cathy to enhance value for our shareholders."

Southwestern Energy Company is an independent energy company whose wholly owned subsidiaries are engaged in natural gas and oil exploration, development and production, natural gas gathering and marketing. Additional information on the company can be...