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Contango Oil & Gas Company announces new executives

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Staff writer | Houston, Tx., USA | June 1, 2010
Contango Oil & Gas CompanyContango Oil & Gas Company announced that Sergio Castro has been appointed chief financial officer.
Mr. Castro is company's vice president and treasurer.

He joined Contango in March 2006 as Treasurer and was appointed Vice President and Treasurer in April 2006.

Prior to joining Contango, Mr. Castro spent two years as a Consultant for UHY Advisors TX, LP.

From 2001 to 2004, Mr. Castro was a lead credit analyst for Dynegy Inc.

From 1997 to 2001, Mr. Castro worked as an auditor for Arthur Andersen LLP, where he specialized in energy companies.

Mr. Castro was honorably discharged from the U.S. Navy in 1993 as an E-6, where he served onboard a nuclear powered submarine.

Mr. Castro received a BBA in Accounting in 1997 from the University of Houston, graduating summa cum laude.

Mr. Castro is a Certified Public Accountant and a Certified Fraud Examiner.

Additionally, Slava Makalskaya, who joined the Company in March 2010, has been appointed Vice President and Controller by the Company’s Board of Directors.

Ms. Makalskaya was most recently a director at PricewaterhouseCoopers in New York, where she assisted clients with M&A transactions as well as advised clients with complex accounting and financial reporting issues.

Ms. Makalskaya is a CPA and has approximately 18 years of work experience in accounting and finance, including 13 years in public accounting.

While in the audit practice of PricewaterhouseCoopers and Arthur Andersen, her clients included many oil and gas public and private companies.