OKLAHOMA CITY, Aug. 12, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- SandRidge Energy, Inc. (NYSE: SD) ("SandRidge") today announced the appointment of James Bennett, SandRidge's Chief Executive Officer and President, to the Board of Directors, effective August 12, 2013. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20120416/DA88110LOGO) Jeffrey Serota, Chairman of SandRidge's Board of Directors, commented, "We are pleased to have James join the SandRidge board. Since his promotions to President and then the company's CEO, he has worked tirelessly to achieve our immediate objectives and to focus SandRidge's longer-term vision. James has already established a great working relationship with the Board, and this appointment will create an even more effective and cohesive leadership structure at SandRidge." About SandRidge:SandRidge Energy, Inc. is an oil and natural gas company headquartered in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma with its principal focus on exploration and production. SandRidge and its subsidiaries also own and operate gas gathering and processing facilities and conduct marketing operations. In addition, Lariat Services, Inc., a wholly-owned subsidiary of SandRidge, owns and operates a drilling rig and related oil field services business. SandRidge focuses its exploration and production activities in the Mid-Continent, Gulf of Mexico, West Texas and Gulf Coast regions. SandRidge's internet address is www.sandridgeenergy.com. InvestorsKevin R. WhiteSenior Vice PresidentSandRidge Energy, Inc.123 Robert S. Kerr Avenue Oklahoma City, OK 73102+1 (405) 429-5515 MediaGregory T. DeweySenior Vice PresidentSandRidge Energy, Inc.123 Robert S. Kerr Avenue Oklahoma City, OK 73102+1 (405) 429-6388 SOURCE SandRidge Energy, Inc.