OKLAHOMA CITY, July 10, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Gulfport Energy Corporation (Nasdaq:GPOR) ("Gulfport") today announced that Aaron Gaydosik has been appointed by the Company's Board of Directors to serve as Chief Financial Officer. Most recently, Mr. Gaydosik served as Vice President of Finance at Kodiak Oil & Gas Corp., an independent energy company with operations focused primarily in the Williston Basin of North Dakota. Prior to joining Kodiak, Mr. Gaydosik served as a Director in the Oil and Gas Group at Credit Suisse, where he spent six years focused on capital markets and advisory transactions primarily for exploration and production companies. His prior investment banking experience also includes two years in the energy group at Wachovia Securities. Mr. Gaydosik holds a Bachelor of Business Administration in Finance from Southern Methodist University and a Masters of Business Administration from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business. David L. Houston, Chairman of the Board of Directors, commented, "We are excited to welcome Aaron to Gulfport's senior management team. Aaron brings a wealth of knowledge and understanding of the energy capital markets from his tenure in investment banking. Additionally, his recent position with an exploration and production company adds valuable industry experience to the Gulfport team. We are confident that Aaron will play an integral role at Gulfport as we continue to develop our world class assets and execute on our program in 2014 and beyond." About Gulfport Gulfport Energy Corporation is an Oklahoma City-based independent oil and natural gas exploration and production company with its principal producing properties located in the Utica Shale of Eastern Ohio and along the Louisiana Gulf Coast. In addition, Gulfport holds a sizeable acreage position in the Alberta Oil Sands in Canada through its 24.9% interest in Grizzly Oil Sands ULC and has an equity interest in Diamondback Energy, Inc., a NASDAQ Global Select Market listed company.