Unit Corporation (NYSE: UNT) today announced that David T. Merrill, the
company’s Senior Vice President, Chief Financial Officer, and Treasurer,
has been promoted to Chief Operating Officer, effective August 28, 2017.
In his new role, Mr. Merrill will be responsible for the day-to-day
management of the company and its operating segments. Mr. Merrill will
continue to report to Larry Pinkston, the company’s President and Chief
Executive Officer. Mr. Merrill will continue to serve as the company’s
Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer until a replacement is named. Mr.
Merrill joined the company in August 2003 and served as its Vice
President of Finance until February 2004 when he was elected to the
position of Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer. In May 2012, he was
promoted to Senior Vice President.

In addition, the company promoted David Dunham to Senior Vice President
of Business Development. In that role Mr. Dunham will be responsible for
identifying strategic opportunities to grow each of the company’s
business segments. Mr. Dunham joined Unit in November 2007 as Director
of Corporate Planning, and in January 2012 he was promoted to the
position of Vice President of Corporate Planning.

Mr. Pinkston said: “We are very pleased with David Merrill’s many
contributions to the company to this point and look forward to his
continued and expanded leadership role in this new capacity. We are also
pleased to promote David Dunham into his new role. His expertise in
business development will be a great asset to the company.”

Unit Corporation is a Tulsa-based, publicly held energy company engaged
through its subsidiaries in oil and natural gas exploration, production,
contract drilling and natural gas gathering and processing. Unit’s
Common Stock is listed on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol
UNT. For more information about Unit Corporation, visit its website at http://www.unitcorp.com.

Unit Corporation
Michael D. Earl, 918-493-7700
Vice President,
Investor Relations