Natural Gas Partners Announces the Promotion of William J. Quinn to Managing Partner

IRVING, Texas--()--March 21, 2005--Natural Gas Partners is pleased to announce the promotion of William J. Quinn to Managing Partner. As one of the firm's three Managing Partners, he will co-manage NGP's investment portfolio alongside Managing Partners Kenneth A. Hersh and David R. Albin. Mr. Quinn will continue his active role in NGP's investment process, ranging from transaction sourcing through analysis, execution and exit. He will continue to be a director of numerous private companies sponsored by NGP. In addition, Mr. Quinn will oversee the ongoing development of NGP's proprietary transaction and analysis tools, facilitating the firm's competitive advantage in providing unparalleled resources for its portfolio companies.

Prior to re-joining NGP in 1998, Mr. Quinn was employed in the Mexico City office of Hicks, Muse, Tate and Furst, Inc. during 1997, where he focused on evaluating private equity investment opportunities in Latin America. Mr. Quinn also worked as an Analyst in the Investment Banking divisions of Bear Sterns & Co. and BT Securities Corporation from 1992 to 1995.

Mr. Quinn received a B.S.E. in Finance in 1992 from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania and an M.B.A. in 1998 from Stanford University.

Managing Partner Ken Hersh said, "We are delighted to recognize Billy's importance to NGP, and we anticipate that his contributions will be central to our firm's ongoing success. We continue to demonstrate to the industry that we have the deepest investment team in the business."

Natural Gas Partners is one of the leading investment firms in the energy business. The NGP platform includes the North American private equity fund complex, a $1.6 billion family of investment funds organized to make direct private equity investments in energy companies. Also, in 2004, NGP launched NGP Capital Resources Company (NASDAQ:"NGPC"), a $261 million publicly-traded mezzanine investment fund focused on lending capital to energy companies.

To date, NGP has invested over $1.3 billion in over 70 private energy companies located throughout North America. In addition, the firm has been the catalyst for some of the larger recapitalizations and merger transactions in the independent oil and gas sectors. In total, NGP has been a leader in structuring and negotiating transactions totaling over $10 billion.

Contacts

Natural Gas Partners
Kenneth A. Hersh, 972-432-1440
khersh@ngptrs.com

Contacts

Natural Gas Partners
Kenneth A. Hersh, 972-432-1440
khersh@ngptrs.com