FORT WORTH, Texas, Dec. 15, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Quicksilver Resources Inc. (NYSE:KWK) announced today that Vanessa Gomez LaGatta, Quicksilver's Vice President since 2009, will be appointed to the position of Senior Vice President - Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer effective January 1, 2015.

Ms. LaGatta, 37, has served as Quicksilver's Vice President – Treasurer since September 2009. Ms. LaGatta has 15 years of financial experience in the energy industry. She has led several key financial initiatives and had increasing responsibility in corporate development and strategic processes during her tenure with Quicksilver. Ms. LaGatta also served as Quicksilver's representative on the Board of Directors of Crestwood Midstream Partners GP LLC (the general partner of a publicly-traded midstream services provider) from August 2012 to October 2013. Prior to joining Quicksilver, Ms. LaGatta served as a Director of Credit Suisse's Investment and Corporate Banking group, where she held various positions of increasing responsibility from 2001 to 2009. Ms. LaGatta holds a Bachelor of Business Administration with distinction in International Finance from Texas Christian University.

About Quicksilver Resources

Fort Worth, Texas-based Quicksilver Resources is a publicly traded independent oil and gas company engaged in the exploration, development and acquisition of oil and gas, primarily from unconventional reservoirs including shales and coal beds in North America. Quicksilver's Canadian subsidiary, Quicksilver Resources Canada Inc., is headquartered in Calgary, Alberta. Quicksilver's common stock is traded on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol "KWK." For more information about Quicksilver Resources, visit

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