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HNR Acquisition Corp Names Dante Caravaggio Chief Executive Officer, President and Member of the Board of Directors

HOUSTON, TX / ACCESSWIRE / December 20, 2023 / HNR Acquisition Corp (NYSE American:HNRA) (the "Company" or "HNRA") is an independent oil and natural gas company focused on the acquisition, development, exploration and production of oil and gas properties in the Permian Basin. The Company's assets include LH Operating, LLC with its interest in the Grayburg-Jackson oil field in the prolific Permian Basin in Eddy County, New Mexico.

Today, HNRA announced that Dante Caravaggio has been named Chief Executive Officer and will join the Company's Board of Directors. In connection with the appointment of Mr. Caravaggio as Chief Executive Officer, President and member of the Company's Board of Directors, Diego (Dean) Rojas resigned as the Company's Chief Executive Officer and member of the Board of Directors.

Mr. Caravaggio is a proven, results-driven executive with experience at large cap public companies focused on energy market growth strategies. He brings a petroleum industry background with an emphasis on secondary recovery methods to HNRA, including waterflood reservoir engineering and project management. His collaborative management style embraces stakeholders at all levels and addresses community and regulatory needs.

"We appreciate the tremendous efforts by Dean Rojas to achieve DeSPAC when most other SPACs were liquidating," said Joseph V. Salvucci, Sr., Chairman of the Board. "Dante Caravaggio brings executive public and private company experience delivering high growth in the energy space." Since October 2021, Mr. Caravaggio has led HNRA's target search to find the right foundational acquisition that would deliver solid predictable returns.

Prior to joining HNRA, Mr. Caravaggio served as an executive on the leadership teams at KBR (US), Parsons Corporation, and Jacobs Engineering. He began his career as a project manager leading billion-dollar upstream and downstream hydrocarbon projects for Shell, Aramco, BP, Chevron, Kuwait Oil Company and Yukong in the USA, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, South Korea, and the Philippines. Mr. Caravaggio received his MBA at Pepperdine University in Malibu, CA and his BS and MS in Petroleum Engineering at the University of Southern California.

"I look forward to working with the HNRA team and stakeholders to deliver on all our promises," said Mr. Caravaggio.

About HNR Acquisition Corp

HNRA is a publicly traded energy company traded on the NYSE American exchange. The Company successfully completed its initial business combination on November 15, 2023. HNRA's operating subsidiary, LH Operating, LLC, operates 550 oil and gas wells on 13,700 contiguous acres within the Permian Basin in New Mexico. HNRA's stock trades on the NYSE American Stock Exchange.

For more information on HNRA, the acquisition and the transaction, please visit the Company website:

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Michael J. Porter, President

SOURCE: HNR Acquisition Corp

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