Mesa Energy Holdings, Inc. Announces the Retirement of its Executive VP of Geology, Willard Powell

Mesa Energy Holdings, Inc. Announces the Retirement of its Executive VP of Geology, Willard Powell

DALLAS--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Mesa Energy Holdings, Inc. (the "Company" or "Mesa")(OTCBB: MSEH), an oil and gas exploration and production company, announced today that Willard Powell, Executive Vice President - Geology, will be retiring effective October 1, 2012. Mr. Powell had a long and distinguished career with Shell Oil Company and a number of other Gulf Coast oil and gas companies prior to joining Mesa and his many field discoveries and other contributions to the industry in the south Louisiana area are well-known in industry circles.

"I am proud of what our team has been able to accomplish at Mesa in such a short time. I couldn't be more satisfied with the role I have been able to play and the fine people I have worked with at Mesa. This is a wonderful company and I am pleased that I have been able to finish what I consider to be a successful 46 year industry career at Mesa. I look forward now to relaxing and watching Mesa grow and flourish as it is positioned to do," said Mr. Powell.

"I have enjoyed working with Willard as he has played a very important role in the Company's growth and development in south Louisiana. I know that the team will miss his wisdom and his wit. We all wish him the very best in his well-deserved retirement. Hopefully he will be able to relax and watch the Company continue to grow and prosper knowing that he had an integral part in our growth strategy," said Randy M. Griffin, CEO of Mesa Energy Holdings, Inc.

About Mesa Energy Holdings, Inc.

Headquartered in Dallas, TX, Mesa Energy Holdings, Inc. is a growth-oriented Exploration and Production (E&P) company with a definitive focus on growing reserves and net asset value per share, primarily through the acquisition and enhancement of high quality producing properties and the development of highly diversified developmental drilling opportunities. The company currently owns producing oil and natural gas properties in Plaquemines and Lafourche Parishes in Louisiana as well as producing and developmental properties in Garfield and Major Counties, OK and Wyoming County, NY.

More information about the Company may be found at

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