June 17, 2013 at 10:26 AM EDT
Penn Virginia Corporation Announces the Death of a Director

RADNOR, Pa., June 17, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Penn Virginia Corporation (NYSE:PVA) announced today that Philippe van Marcke de Lummen, a member of PVA's Board of Directors, passed away over the weekend. Mr. van Marcke had served as a director since 2006 and was a member of the Nominating and Governance and Compensation and Benefits Committees.

Edward B. Cloues, II, Chairman of the Board, said, "We are deeply saddened to announce Philippe's passing. Philippe was a valued colleague, a dedicated director and a great contributor to our business; far more important, though, he was a wonderful and truly delightful human being and we will all miss him very much. We offer our heartfelt condolences to the van Marcke family during this difficult time."

Penn Virginia Corporation (NYSE:PVA) is an independent oil and gas company engaged primarily in the exploration, development and production of oil, NGLs and natural gas in various domestic onshore regions of the United States, with a primary focus in Texas, and to a lesser extent, the Mid-Continent, Mississippi and the Marcellus Shale in Appalachia. For more information, please visit our website at www.pennvirginia.com.

CONTACT: James W. Dean
         Vice President, Corporate Development
         Ph: (610) 687-7531
         Fax: (610) 687-3688
         E-Mail: invest@pennvirginia.com
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