About MLV & Co. MLV is a boutique investment bank and institutional broker-dealer focused on providing independent financial advice and unique capital markets expertise to corporate and institutional clients in capital intensive industries such as metals and mining, life sciences, energy and real estate. With a focus on raising money efficiently for clients, MLV has rapidly become a leader in the At-the-Market (ATM) transaction market.For more information about MLV and its services, visit http://www.mlvco.com. About Mutual of Omaha Bank With expert banking talent and nearly $6 billion in assets, Mutual of Omaha Bank provides financial solutions to individuals and businesses across the United States. The bank is a subsidiary of Mutual of Omaha, a highly rated insurance and financial services leader for more than 100 years. When it comes to the energy industry, Mutual of Omaha Bank's Houston-based energy group is uniquely positioned to meet the specialized lending needs of energy companies, their owners and investors. With a strong capital base and a team of highly experienced energy specialists, commercial bankers and wealth management advisors, Mutual of Omaha Bank offers the financial resources and expertise to be a value added partner. For more information, visit www.mutualofomahabank.com, or www.mutualofomahabank.com/west/commercial/comm_energylending.html. About Robert W. Baird & Co. Baird is an employee-owned wealth management, capital markets, asset management and private equity firm with more than $94 billion in client assets. With deep expertise, the company has been a trusted partner to individual, corporate, institutional and municipal clients through many market cycles. For more information, please contact Curtis Goot (314.445.6540), or Frank Murphy (314.445.6532). About Howard Weil Incorporated Established in 1946, Howard Weil is an investment banking boutique focused exclusively on the energy industry. Howard Weil was acquired by Scotia Capital Inc., a Canadian Investment Dealer, in April of this year and is a division of Scotiabank™. The firm's services include equity research, institutional sales and trading, and investment banking. Equity Research: Howard Weil's equity research professionals cover approximately 118 energy companies operating in the following sectors: Major Integrated Oils, Exploration and Production, Oilfield Equipment & Service, Natural Gas Hybrids, Independent Refiners, and Coal Producers. Institutional Sales and Trading: Given the firm's exclusive focus on the energy industry, Howard Weil believes that its sales and trading professionals possess a deeper understanding of energy-industry and company-specific events and trends than professionals at more diversified firms. Howard Weil's sales and trading expertise spans multiple sectors of the energy industry and includes small-, mid- and large-market capitalization companies. Investment Banking: Howard Weil offers a full range of investment banking services, including public offerings, private placements, M&A and other financial advisory services, and fairness opinions. With its exclusive focus on the energy industry, Howard Weil's investment banking professionals have developed a deep level of industry knowledge and contacts, which can significantly enhance the level of service to the firm's energy investment banking clientele. Since re-establishing its investment banking department in 2005, Howard Weil has served as a co-manager, co-placement agent or lead manager of 104 equity and debt financings, totaling over $36 billion of capital for a wide range of energy companies. For more information about Howard Weil, please visit www.howardweil.com. For more information about Scotiabank TM, please visit www.scotiabank.com.