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Cook Elected Senior VP – Legal and Land

BIRMINGHAM, Ala.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Dec. 12, 2012-- The Board of Directors of Energen Corporation (NYSE: EGN) today elected Joe E. “Rusty” Cook to Senior Vice President – Legal and Land at Energen Resources Corporation, the company’s oil and gas exploration and production subsidiary. Cook has served as Vice President – Legal and Land since 1998. He will continue his duties as Assistant Secretary of Energen and its subsidiaries, a position he has held since 2006. Cook has worked in a variety of positions during his 32-year tenure with Energen.

He is a member of the American Bar Association, Birmingham Bar Association, Alabama State Bar, Association of Corporate Counsel, Tarrant-Pinson Valley Rotary Club, Board of Directors - Alabama Sports Festival, Legal Committee - New Mexico Oil and Gas Association, Rocky Mountain Mineral Law Foundation, Independent Petroleum Association of America and Interstate Oil and Gas Compact Commission - Legal and Regulatory Affairs Committee.

A graduate of the University of Alabama and Birmingham School of Law, Cook and his wife, Elaine, live in Birmingham.

Energen Corporation is an oil and gas exploration and production company with headquarters in Birmingham, Alabama. Through Energen Resources Corporation, the company has approximately 950 million barrels of oil-equivalent proved, probable, and possible reserves. These all-domestic reserves are located mainly in the Permian and San Juan basins. For more information, go to

Source: Energen Corporation

Energen Corporation
Julie S. Ryland, 205-326-8421