Equal Energy Appoints Oklahoma-based Chief Financial Officer

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Equal Energy Ltd. has named Scott Smalling as vice president and chief financial officer as part of its strategic plan to strengthen its presence in Oklahoma.

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Smalling took up his new position on Feb. 1 and is based in Equal’s Oklahoma City office. His appointment reflects Equal’s focus on its Oklahoma operations as it transitions to a U.S.-based operating entity.

Smalling is a graduate of Oklahoma State University with a bachelor’s in finance. He is also a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA). He brings to Equal a diverse set of talents and experience in the areas of corporate finance and banking, planning, budgeting and corporate modeling, risk management and investor relations. Smalling was most recently treasury manager at a major independent public oil and gas company.

“We are very happy to have recruited Scott as part of our leadership team,” said Don Klapko, Equal’s president and CEO. “He has a diverse background and extensive experience in many facets of helping lead an independent, public oil and gas company. With Equal’s asset base now exclusively in Oklahoma, it is important that we are led by people on the ground in Oklahoma with experience and contacts in the mid-continent.”

Equal is also proceeding with a search for senior engineering and exploration executives, to be based in Oklahoma.

Dell Chapman, who previously held Smalling’s position, will remain with Equal until the company has completed its year-end audit and reporting requirements and preparations for the 2013 annual shareholder meeting.

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