Cheniere Energy Elects Katie L. Pipkin Vice President Investor Relations
Cheniere Energy, Inc. (AMEX:LNG) announced today that its board of directors has elected Katie L. Pipkin to the position of Vice President Investor Relations. Ms. Pipkin will be replacing David Castaneda, who has left Cheniere to be with his family in Wisconsin, but will continue to serve as a consultant to the company. In this role, Ms. Pipkin will oversee communications with investors and work closely with Corporate Development, Strategic Planning and other groups within Cheniere Energy, Inc.
Chairman and CEO Charif Souki said: "David has been an integral part of our success. He and I have made many presentations together detailing our vision for a future LNG business in the U.S. and overcoming early skepticism and doubts. I will be forever grateful for his optimism and enthusiasm and his relentless energy in explaining our company to the financial markets. I look forward to continuing to work with him as our consultant and wish he and his family much happiness in Wisconsin."
Ms. Pipkin has held various positions in finance and Investor Relations; most recently at Lehman Brothers as a Sell-Side Analyst in the regulated and unregulated Natural Gas sector; coverage also included several pipeline MLP's. Ms. Pipkin earned a Bachelor of Science degree in accounting and finance from the University of Texas.
Cheniere Energy, Inc. is developing a network of three LNG receiving terminals and related natural gas pipelines along the Gulf Coast of the United States. Cheniere is pursuing related business opportunities both upstream and downstream of the terminals. Cheniere is also the founder and holds a 30% limited partner interest in a fourth LNG receiving terminal. Additional information about Cheniere Energy, Inc. may be found on its web site at www.cheniere.com.
Source: Cheniere Energy, Inc.
Released September 17, 2007