GeoMet Executive Terminates 10B5-1 Trading Plans
HOUSTON, TEXAS.—January 31, 2007 -- GeoMet, Inc. (Nasdaq: GMET) today announced that William C. Rankin, Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, personally, and separately on behalf of a family limited partnership as to which he exercises dispositive authority, has today terminated prearranged stock trading plans which had been adopted by him on December 7, 2006 to sell a portion of shares of GeoMet common stock held by each. Mr. Rankin adopted his personal plan to sell up to 100,000 shares of GeoMet common stock and a family limited partnership adopted a plan to sell up to 72,000 shares of GeoMet. Sales under both stock trading plans were set to commence on or after February 1, 2007, according to the parameters of the plans.
Mr. Rankin advised the Company that he terminated the plans in view of the Company’s recently announced engagement of Merrill Lynch to explore strategic alternatives, and on his belief that sales by either him personally or by the limited partnership would be inappropriate at this time.
About GeoMet, Inc.
GeoMet, Inc. is an independent energy company engaged in the exploration for and development and production of natural gas from coal seams (“coalbed methane” or “CBM”). Our principal operations and producing properties are located in the Cahaba Basin in Alabama and the Central Appalachian Basin in West Virginia and Virginia. We also control additional coalbed methane development rights, principally in Alabama, British Columbia, Colorado, Louisiana, Virginia, and West Virginia.
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