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									Rex Energy Corporation Appoints New Appalachian Regional Manager and Vice President
of Reservoir Engineering

STATE COLLEGE, Pa.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Aug. 19, 2008--Rex Energy Corporation (NASDAQ: REXX) announced today the
appointments of Timothy P. Beattie as Senior Vice President, Appalachian Regional Manager, F. Michael Lynch as Vice
President, Reservoir Engineering and the resignation of Michael S. Carlson as Vice President and Appalachian Basin Regional
Manager.

Mr. Beattie will be responsible for all activities in the Appalachian Basin and will be located at Rex Energy's corporate
headquarters in State College, Pennsylvania. He will report directly to William L. Ottaviani, Rex Energy's Executive Vice
President and Chief Operating Officer.

Mr. Beattie has over 24 years experience in reservoir engineering and operations management with extensive knowledge of
Reservoir Modeling and Project Management. Mr. Beattie comes to Rex Energy from Woodside Energy (USA), Inc. in
Covington, Louisiana, where he served as Engineering & Operations Manager. His responsibilities were primarily focused on
Exploration lease sale analysis, Development Project Planning, Business Unit Production forecasting and evaluation of
Acquisitions and Divestitures. Prior to Woodside Energy (USA) Inc., Mr. Beattie worked for Dominion Exploration & Production
as a Senior Staff Reservoir Engineer and he was also responsible for all regulatory matters necessary for Development Project
approval.

Prior to being employed by Dominion Exploration & Production and Woodside Energy (USA), Inc., Mr. Beattie worked for Shell
International Exploration & Production, Inc. for over 21 years in New Orleans, Louisiana, where he held various positions in
Reservoir Engineering. Mr. Beattie received his Bachelor of Science Degree in Chemical Engineering from The Pennsylvania
State University, and a Bachelor of Science Degree (concentration in Math and Sciences) from the Shippensburg University of
Pennsylvania.

Mr. Lynch is joining Rex Energy as Vice President, Reservoir Engineering. Mr. Lynch will be responsible for all of the
Company's Reservoir Engineering analysis and will also be located at Rex Energy's Corporate Office in State College,
Pennsylvania. He will also report to Mr. Ottaviani.

Mr. Lynch has over 25 years experience in Petroleum Engineering ranging from exploratory prospects to mature field
rejuvenation. Most recently, Mr. Lynch has spent the last eight years as an independent consultant reviewing well proposals,
developing new drilling prospects, and preparing financial models in the Appalachian Basin. Mr. Lynch also gained valuable
experience in Technical Management, Economic Analysis and Reservoir Engineering while working for Marathon Oil Company
(Domestic and International); and Vico Indonesia, (co-owned at the time by Union Texas Petroleum and Lasmo PLC).

Mr. Lynch received his Bachelor of Science Degree in Chemical and Petroleum Engineering from the University of Pittsburgh.

Rex Energy also announced today the resignation of Michael S. Carlson as Vice President and Appalachian District Manager.
Mr. Carlson has been with Rex Energy since the acquisition of Douglas Oil and Gas Company in 2003. Mr. Carlson was named
Vice President and Appalachian District Manger of the Company in March 2007.

"We are very excited to have both Tim and Mike join our technical team at this pivotal time in our Company's development" said
Benjamin W. Hulburt, Rex Energy's President and Chief Executive Officer. "They both bring an extensive amount of experience
and technical skills in managing various exploration and production operations throughout the United States. We look forward
to their contributions to our organization in the years ahead. Also, we wish Mike well in his future endeavors."

About Rex Energy

Rex Energy Corporation is an independent oil and gas company operating in the Illinois Basin, the Appalachian Basin and the
Southwestern Region of the United States. The company has pursued a balanced growth strategy of exploiting its sizable
inventory of lower risk developmental drilling locations, pursuing its higher potential exploration drilling prospects and actively
seeking to acquire complementary oil and natural gas properties.

CONTACT: Rex Energy Corporation
Andrew Joyner, 814-278-7279
Manager of Investor Relations and Business Development
ajoyner@rexenergycorp.com

								
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