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For immediate release: January 18, 2007

D. Kirk Edwards Appointed to Dallas Fed’s El Paso Branch Board

DALLAS—The Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas has appointed D. Kirk Edwards of Odessa to the bank’s El Paso Branch board of directors. He will serve a term ending Dec. 31, 2008.

A former petroleum engineer with Texaco Inc., Edwards is president of MacLondon Royalty Company in Odessa and serves as manager of MacLondon Energy LP, Alexis Energy LP and MacLondon Royalty I LP. He is also a partner in Tierra Del Este, a residential development company.

“I look forward to representing West Texas on this distinguished panel as we strive to help sustain our nation’s economic growth,” Edwards said. “My experience as an independent businessman dependent upon a cyclical industry will contribute to my viewpoints.”

Edwards represents his hometown of Odessa and West Texas through leadership in several other major volunteer and appointed positions as well.

He currently serves as president of the Permian Basin Petroleum Association, one of America’s largest regional oil and gas associations. In 2005, Gov. Rick Perry appointed Edwards to the West Texas Regional Center for Innovation and Commercialization.

Edwards is also the current chairman of the Odessa Chamber of Commerce and a former Odessa city councilman.

He holds a bachelor of science degree in chemical engineering from the University of Texas at Austin.

The El Paso Branch board consists of seven members, four appointed by the Dallas Fed board of directors and three by the Federal Reserve Board of Governors in Washington, D.C.

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