El Paso Announces Organizational Change

Apr 12, 2001, 01:00 ET from El Paso Corporation

    HOUSTON, April 12 /PRNewswire/ -- El Paso Corporation (NYSE:   EPG)
 announced today that Norma F. Dunn will assume the role as senior vice
 president of Communications and Government Affairs effective immediately.  In
 this new role, Dunn will manage all local, state, federal, and international
 government relations while retaining her current responsibilities as senior
 vice president over all corporate communications, public relations, media
 relations, regional issues management, and emergency response activities.  She
 also is president of the El Paso Corporate Foundation, the company's primary
 channel for philanthropic and charitable contributions.
     Norma Dunn has held a number of positions since joining El Paso in 1987.
 She established the Investor Relations group in 1992 when El Paso completed
 its initial public offering following the spin-off from Burlington Resources,
 and she became vice president of Investor and Public Relations in 1993.  In
 1999, Dunn was promoted to senior vice president of Public Relations.  She is
 a certified public accountant and a member of the American Institute of
 Certified Public Accountants, the Texas Society of Certified Public
 Accountants and the Public Relations Society of America.  Dunn currently
 serves on the boards of directors for a number of civic, cultural, and
 educational organizations and is active in various industry organizations.
 She is a graduate of the University of Texas at El Paso.
     El Paso Corporation, the largest and most broadly based natural gas
 company in the world, spans the energy value chain from wellhead to electron.
 With an enterprise value in excess of $50 billion, El Paso is a leader in
 every phase of the natural gas industry.  The company owns and operates a
 significant portion of the North American natural gas delivery grid, operates
 the fastest growing, most sophisticated energy merchant group, and is the
 nation's third largest natural gas producer.  El Paso, a leader in risk
 management techniques, is focused on maximizing shareholder value,
 transforming existing markets, and speeding the development of new markets.
 Visit El Paso at www.elpaso.com.
 
     CAUTIONARY STATEMENT REGARDING FORWARD-LOOKING STATEMENTS
     This release includes forward-looking statements and projections, made in
 reliance on the safe harbor provisions of the Private Securities Litigation
 Reform Act of 1995.  The company has made every reasonable effort to ensure
 that the information and assumptions on which these statements and projections
 are based are current, reasonable, and complete.  However, a variety of
 factors could cause actual results to differ materially from the projections,
 anticipated results or other expectations expressed in this release.  While
 the company makes these statements and projections in good faith, neither the
 company nor its management can guarantee that the anticipated future results
 will be achieved.  Reference should be made to the company's (and its
 affiliates') Securities and Exchange Commission filings for additional
 important factors that may affect actual results.
 
 

SOURCE El Paso Corporation
    HOUSTON, April 12 /PRNewswire/ -- El Paso Corporation (NYSE:   EPG)
 announced today that Norma F. Dunn will assume the role as senior vice
 president of Communications and Government Affairs effective immediately.  In
 this new role, Dunn will manage all local, state, federal, and international
 government relations while retaining her current responsibilities as senior
 vice president over all corporate communications, public relations, media
 relations, regional issues management, and emergency response activities.  She
 also is president of the El Paso Corporate Foundation, the company's primary
 channel for philanthropic and charitable contributions.
     Norma Dunn has held a number of positions since joining El Paso in 1987.
 She established the Investor Relations group in 1992 when El Paso completed
 its initial public offering following the spin-off from Burlington Resources,
 and she became vice president of Investor and Public Relations in 1993.  In
 1999, Dunn was promoted to senior vice president of Public Relations.  She is
 a certified public accountant and a member of the American Institute of
 Certified Public Accountants, the Texas Society of Certified Public
 Accountants and the Public Relations Society of America.  Dunn currently
 serves on the boards of directors for a number of civic, cultural, and
 educational organizations and is active in various industry organizations.
 She is a graduate of the University of Texas at El Paso.
     El Paso Corporation, the largest and most broadly based natural gas
 company in the world, spans the energy value chain from wellhead to electron.
 With an enterprise value in excess of $50 billion, El Paso is a leader in
 every phase of the natural gas industry.  The company owns and operates a
 significant portion of the North American natural gas delivery grid, operates
 the fastest growing, most sophisticated energy merchant group, and is the
 nation's third largest natural gas producer.  El Paso, a leader in risk
 management techniques, is focused on maximizing shareholder value,
 transforming existing markets, and speeding the development of new markets.
 Visit El Paso at www.elpaso.com.
 
     CAUTIONARY STATEMENT REGARDING FORWARD-LOOKING STATEMENTS
     This release includes forward-looking statements and projections, made in
 reliance on the safe harbor provisions of the Private Securities Litigation
 Reform Act of 1995.  The company has made every reasonable effort to ensure
 that the information and assumptions on which these statements and projections
 are based are current, reasonable, and complete.  However, a variety of
 factors could cause actual results to differ materially from the projections,
 anticipated results or other expectations expressed in this release.  While
 the company makes these statements and projections in good faith, neither the
 company nor its management can guarantee that the anticipated future results
 will be achieved.  Reference should be made to the company's (and its
 affiliates') Securities and Exchange Commission filings for additional
 important factors that may affect actual results.
 
 SOURCE  El Paso Corporation