Prior to ZaZa, Mr. Hearn founded and became President of LARA Energy, Inc. in 1991, where he generated and marketed numerous exploration projects throughout South Texas. Mr. Hearn first began his career at Texas Oil & Gas (TXO) as a staff Geologist, and then as a member of the Company’s Major Play Exploration Team. Bringing over thirty years of experience in the analysis of geological and geophysical data in the oil and gas industry, Mr. Hearn has managed the technical team and evaluated drilling efforts at ZaZa since the Company’s formation in 2009. Mr. Hearn received a Bachelor of Science Degree in Geology in 1980 from the University of Houston.About ZaZa Energy Corporation Headquartered in Houston, Texas, with offices in Corpus Christi, Texas and Paris, France, ZaZa Energy Corporation is a publicly-traded exploration and production company with primary assets in the Eagle Ford, Eaglebine and Paris Basin resource plays. More information about the Company may be found at www.zazaenergy.com. Safe Harbor Statement Except for the historical information contained herein, the matters set forth in this news release are “forward-looking statements” within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended. ZaZa intends that all such statements be subject to the “safe-harbor” provisions of those Acts. Many important risks, factors and conditions may cause ZaZa’s actual results to differ materially from those discussed in any such forward-looking statement. These risks include, but are not limited to, estimates of reserves, estimates of production, future commodity prices, exchange rates, interest rates, geological and political risks, drilling risks, product demand, transportation restrictions, actual recoveries of insurance proceeds, the ability of ZaZa to obtain additional capital, and other risks and uncertainties described in the Company’s filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The historical results achieved by ZaZa are not necessarily indicative of its future prospects. The Company undertakes no obligation to publicly update or revise any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.