HOUSTON, Dec. 14, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Spark Energy, Inc. (“Spark” or the “Company”) (NASDAQ: SPKE), an independent retail energy services company, today announced the resignation of Gil Melman, Spark’s Vice President, General Counsel, and Corporate Secretary. Mr. Melman is resigning to pursue other opportunities, effective December 31, 2018.
“It is with mixed feelings that we have accepted Gil’s resignation,” said Nathan Kroeker, Spark’s President and Chief Executive Officer. “He has been an important member of Spark’s management team for the past five years, and has been instrumental in our growth, our acquisitions, and our initial public offering. We wish him the best of luck in his future endeavors.”
C. Alexis Keene, currently Spark’s Deputy General Counsel, will be Spark’s Interim General Counsel and Corporate Secretary. Spark has begun a process to appoint a permanent successor for Mr. Melman.
“We are very fortunate to have Alexis here at Spark,” continued Kroeker. “With nearly three decades of experience, a deep knowledge of our business, and the trust and respect of her colleagues within the organization and throughout the industry, we expect a very smooth transition.”
About Spark Energy, Inc.
Spark Energy, Inc. is an established and growing independent retail energy services company founded in 1999 that provides residential and commercial customers in competitive markets across the United States with an alternative choice for their natural gas and electricity. Headquartered in Houston, Texas, Spark currently operates in 19 states and serves 94 utility territories. Spark offers its customers a variety of product and service choices, including stable and predictable energy costs and green product alternatives.
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The forward-looking statements in this press release are subject to risks and uncertainties. Important factors that could cause actual results to materially differ from those projected in the forward-looking statements include, but are not limited to:
- changes in commodity prices and the sufficiency of risk management and hedging policies;
- extreme and unpredictable weather conditions, and the impact of hurricanes and other natural disasters;
- federal, state and local regulation, including the industry’s ability to address or adapt to potentially restrictive new regulations that may be enacted by the New York Public Service Commission;
- our ability to borrow funds and access credit markets and restrictions in our debt agreements and collateral requirements;
- credit risk with respect to suppliers and customers;
- changes in costs to acquire customers and actual customer attrition rates;
- accuracy of billing systems;
- whether our majority stockholder or its affiliates offer us acquisition opportunities on terms that are commercially acceptable to us;
- ability to successfully identify and complete, and efficiently integrate acquisitions into our operations;
- competition; and
- the “Risk Factors” in our latest Annual Report on Form 10-K, and in our quarterly reports, other public filings and press releases.
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Contact: Spark Energy, Inc.
Christian Hettick, 832-200-3727
Kira Jordan, 832-255-7302
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