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Copano Energy announces executive appointments

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Houston, Tx., USA - July 16, 2012, Houston, Tx., USA - Copano Energy, L.L.C., a midstream natural gas company, announced that Bryan W. Neskora has joined Copano as chief operating officer.

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Mr.. Neskora has more than 20 years of experience in the oil and gas industry. Since 2010, he served as Senior Vice President of Operations for El Paso Corporation's Pipeline Group. From 2007 to 2010, Mr. Neskora served as Senior Vice President and Chief Commercial Officer for Tennessee Gas Pipeline Company.

Mr. Neskora served as Vice President of El Paso Marketing L.P. from June 2004 to February 2007. From October 1999 to June 2004, he held various senior leadership positions with El Paso Global Networks Company. From 1995 to 1999, Mr. Neskora worked in various capacities with Tennessee Gas Pipeline Company in business development and regulatory affairs. From 1993 to 1995, he was Director Asset Optimization for Pendulum Energy Services.

Mr. Neskora graduated from Texas A&M University with a Bachelor of Science degree in economics and earned his Master of Business Administration from the University of Houston.[break]

Copano Energy, L.L.C. also announces that Susan B. Ortenstone has joined Copano as Chief Administrative Officer.

Ms. Ortenstone has more than 30 years of experience across diverse functional areas and business segments in the energy industry. Since 2003, Ms. Ortenstone was responsible for overseeing Human Resources, IT, Communications and Community Relations, Facilities and Real Estate functions for El Paso Corporation, serving first as Senior Vice President and Chief Administrative Officer from 2003 to 2010 and then as Executive Vice President and Chief Administrative Officer from 2010 to 2012.

From 2001 to 2003, Ms. Ortenstone served as Chief Executive Officer of EPIC Energy, Australia's largest natural gas pipeline company at that time. Ms. Ortenstone began her career at Tennessee Gas Pipeline Company, a division of Tenneco, Inc., where she held various positions with increasing levels of responsibility in engineering, operations, marketing, business development and strategy.

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